8. The Amazon Rainforest
When I was in Manaus, Brazil I took a tour deep into the Amazon Rainforest and it was one of the highlights of my last year. We got to fish for piranhas, go looking for caiman in the dark, watch the river dolphins jumping, go trekking and even sleep outside in a hammock in the jungle. The Amazon is an amazing place with an abundance of animal, plant and bird diversity, so make sure you explore it during your South America travels.
These are just a few of the things that I love about South America. There are many more reasons why I love it here and why I will probably spend the next several months continuing to explore this fascinating continent.