By Sponsored Stories26 Aug 2019Colourful, cultural and oh-so-captivating, Central and South America are awash in ancient ruins, gorgeous natural scenery and some of the most delish food in the world.But its size can be overwhelming – there’s just so much to see and do! So to help, we’ve gathered some of the ultimate highlights of the region to help you with your planning.Oh, and make sure you read until the end where you’ll learn how you can save BIG with Bunnik Tours on their range of 2020 South & Central America tours. Wander through the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and ArequipaPhoto credit: Belmond ImagesExplore Machu Pichu and tick one of the greatest wonders of the world off your bucket list. Set high in the Andes Mountains in Peru, you’ll be gobsmacked at the combination of gorgeous mountain scenery and these mysterious ancient ruins found here.A valley of fertile farmland incorporating both Cusco and Machu Pichu, the Sacred Valley was once the beating heart of the Inca Empire. You’ll find bustling markets, colonial churches, and, of course, more ancient ruins than you could poke a stick at here.Ringed by three volcanoes, the white city of Arequipa is the colonial capital of the namesake region in southern Peru. The city’s opulent 17th-century buildings were largely built from a special white volcanic stone which glistens in the summer light.Visit all three of these Peruvian delights on the South America In-Style tour. Step inside the Atacama Desert and witness stunning PatagoniaVisit the Atacama Desert in Chile and hike Patagonia in Argentina and let South America’s alluring scenery take your breath away.The Atacama Desert stretches for more than 1000-kilometres and is one of the driest places on the planet – it even receives less rainfall than the deserts at the polar caps!Patagonia, on the other hand, is a lush and ice-filled wonderland that’s home to some of the most iconic mountains in the world, such as Fitz Roy in the Andes Mountains.Both of these impressive regions can be ticked off on the Ultimate Chile & Argentina tour. Explore vibrant Mexico City and visit some Mayan PyramidsIt’s hard not to get into the festive spirit in colourfully chaotic Mexico! Sink your teeth into tantalising tacos whilst sipping on ice-cold margaritas in Mexico City and explore this bustling metropolis and its vibrant markets.When it gets too much, escape the city and visit the ancient Mayan pyramids, such as Chichen Itza on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula which is more than 1,500-years-old!Experience both of these amazing attractions on the Viva Mexico tour. Channel your inner naturalist on the Galapagos IslandsSpot abundant wildlife on the nature-rich Galápagos Islands, a volcanic archipelago in the Pacific Ocean, 1000-kilometres off the Ecuadorian coast.Not only are these islands full of colourful plants and animals, but it was here, in 1835, that Charles Darwin was inspired to formulate his world-changing theory of evolution.Remember: It’s possible to add the Galapagos Islands (or Easter Island) to any Bunnik South America tour with multiple cruise and hotel options to choose from.So what are you waiting for?Book before 20 December 2019 to save $500pp on small group tours and $1,000pp on In-Style tours.LEARN MORE This article was brought to you by: Other stories you may likeKAPOW: It’s Bunnik Vs Bargain Tours In First Ever TV AdRIDE ON TIME: LATAM Airlines Group leads in punctualityTOUR EXPERTS: There’s cruise experts: But why no expert touring agents?