The scenery in this part of the world is breathtaking at times. The underwater world is equally fascinating and scuba divers and snorkelers like to go to La Paz in Bolivia. There are numerous world class diving spots in the bay at La Paz and the azure waters are as clear as crystal. This area offers shipwreck and cave diving and the chance to see a wide range of tropical fish, sea lions and other marine life. Other activities on this South America adventure include deep sea fishing, kayaking, and whale watching.
The Patagonia region of Chile is an exciting country to go whitewater rafting. Rafting takes place over difficult rapids on the Futaleufu River, which passes through the rainforest. There are other organized activities, such as canyoning, kayaking and horseback riding. There is also the opportunity to hike into the Andes.
Rock climbers can find many challenges in this part of the world. South America adventure companies organize climbing courses to suit people of different abilities, including beginners, and in accordance with their experience. Climbing in Rio de Janeiro involves the chance to climb the famous Sugar Loaf Mountain. Beginners will learn safety rules and basic techniques of face climbing and how to negotiate chimneys. More advanced climbers will improve their knowledge of lead climbing and self rescue.