In this Globe Trekker Special, with presenters Ian Wright, Holly Morris, Eils Nevitt, Matt Young, Megan McCormick, and Zay Harding, we travel all across South America - to Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Paraguay, and Brazil – in search of the continent’s Top 10 adventures.
At number 10 in our choice of the continent’s top 10 adventures, Matt Young travels to Guyana,
trekking upriver through the rainforest that covers 80% of the country to the dramatic Kaieteur waterfall.
For adventure number 9, Zay Harding climbs the beautiful Lanin Volcano in the Andes Mountain range in Argentina.
Ian Wright then travels to the Los Llanos wetlands in Venezuela for adventure number 8, in order to search for giant anaconda snakes.
In adventure number 7, Matt Young goes white water rafting on the wild and untamed Futaleufu river in Patagonia, Chile, successfully rafting the perilous ‘Terminator’ rapid, one of the most challenging and dangerous white water rapids in the world.
Holly Morris then travels to Paraguay for adventure number 6, to go hunting with the formerly cannibalistic hunter-gatherer Ache tribe in the remote Mbaracayu National Forest Reserve.
In adventure number 5, Ian Wright takes a four-wheel drive across the world’s largest salt flats in Uyuni, Bolivia, and stays at one of the world’s most bizarre hotels, entirely constructed out of salt.
Eils Nevitt then treks through remote virgin rainforest surrounding the Amazon river, Brazil, to see the region’s remarkable wildlife.
In adventure number 3, Ian Wright cycles 10,000 feet down a vertiginous mountainous road in Yungas, Bolivia, which has been judged the world’s most dangerous road.
Megan McCormick then treks on horseback through the remote Sierra Nevada mountains in Colombia for adventure number 2.
Finally, Ian Wright treks upriver through remote rainforest in Venezuela to the world’s highest waterfall, the dramatically beautiful Angel Falls - our choice of South America’s number 1 adventure.