Brazil makes up half the area and population of South America, but there are dozens of great places to visit within the other countries as well.
Argentina feels so much like Europe that you'll forget you are in Latin America. In between financial crises, this country can be a great travel bargain as well.
Landlocked and mostly mountainous, Bolivia isn't overrun with tourists in spite of its affordable prices.
Most foreign visitors focus on Rio de Janeiro, but this country has many more beaches and cities worth exploring for those with time.
South America's most organized country has a lot more to see than just an endless coastline.
Colombia is back on the travel map and it's a great bargain, although it's always worth checking current conditions before you go.
Ecuador isn't yet a major tourist hot spot, except for its Galapagos Islands for the adventure set.
Peru punches above its weight on the travel scene with Machu Picchu being just one of the great reasons to visit.
Uruguay doesn't get much attention from distant tourists even though it's very popular among South Americans.
Hopefully Venezuela will stabilize and be a good tourist option in the future. At the moment it's a disaster.