About South America
South America's culture stems from a diversity of influences.
Many of the continent's indigenous communities still maintain their
ancient customs and traditions, but successive colonisation by
arrivals from Europe, Africa and Asia have left their cultural
calling cards, shaping aspects such as language, architecture and
As with other continents, South America's climate varies
depending upon location. Whist the southernmost regions towards the
equator experience high temperatures, humidity and heavy tropical
rainfall, the Andean areas which fall within Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia
have distinct seasons: wet and dry. Again, altitude and location
has a bearing upon these but the months from May to October are
generally the most agreeable weather-wise.
A South America rail vacation with Great Rail Journeys is both an
adventure and an inspirational experience. The combination of
awe-inspiring natural beauty, diverse wildlife, ancient and modern
cultures and historic treasures that you'll encounter as you travel
through this captivating continent ensure that this will be a
vacation you'll always remember.