The Americas, which are sometimes collectively called America, are a landmass comprising the totality of North and South America. The Americas make up most of the land in Earth's Western Hemisphere and comprise the New World. Along with their associated islands, the Americas cover 8% of Earth's total surface area and 28.4% of its land area.
The heart of North America beats through towering forests, undulating fields, high-plain deserts, pulsating metropolises and offbeat oases. North America is a historical melting pot of cultures and identities. It also consists of many iconic cities like LA, Las Vegas, Chicago, Miami, Boston and New York City - each a brimming metropolis whose name alone conjures a million different notions of culture, cuisine and entertainment. You will definitely be in awe with the sheer natural beauty of the beautiful landscapes, from red-rock deserts to lush tropical rainforests. North America has the rare claim of covering every climatic zone, and its deepest gorge in Mexico’s Copper Canyon and Mt McKinley in Alaska exceed geographical extremes. Whether you're relaxing on a virtually undiscovered beach, racing down the slopes of the Great White North or scaling the iconic crags of the Grand Canyon – North America is certain to take your breath away.
South America has many incredible wonders that leads to incredible adventures, from the Andean peaks, Amazonian rainforest, Patagonian glaciers, Incan ruins, white-sand beaches to vertiginous nightlife. You can hike past ancient temples first laid down by the Incas, contemplate the awe-inspiring power of Iguazú Falls, or spend the day watching wildlife from a dugout canoe on one of the Amazon's countless igarapés (narrow waterways). South America's diversity doesn't end with landscapes. You'll find former colonial towns where cobblestone streets lead past churches and plazas little changed since the 18th century where you can haggle over colorful textiles at indigenous markets. South America is home to an astounding variety of living and ancient cultures, and experiencing it first-hand is as easy as showing up.