South America is a continent in the Western Hemisphere, mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a relatively small portion in the Northern Hemisphere. It may also be considered a subcontinent of the Americas, which is how it is viewed in most of Europe and the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking regions of the Americas.
South America offers some of the most remarkable active vacation possibilities on the planet. Peru’s ancient Inca archaeological site, Machu Picchu, is on just about everyone’s bucket list, as are Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands and the Brazilian Amazon.
The best time to visit South America, is any time outside of the rainy season which takes place between January and March. Other than that South America is a year round destination where the summer season takes place from November to February and the winter season lasts from June to August.