Encounter South America's ever-changing landscapes in a continent of sublime contrasts. Silver-blue Chilean Fjords give way to lush, emerald Amazon rain forests. The searing hot rhythms of Buenos Aires and Rio's Copacabana echo the shaded cool whisper of Peru's colonial Spanish cathedrals. The mechanical marvel of the Panama Canal passage stands with the natural wonder of Iguazu Falls draped in rainbows. Here is fire and ice, the wild pampas, indigo mountains at the bottom of the world, ancient empires in the clouds, and the down-to-earth pleasures of vibrant, inviting ports.