South America has some fabulous festivals, from indigenous harvest festivals to music and dance performances to wild New Year parties. Whether you prefer the colorful pageantry of Semana Santa (Holy Week) or the unbridled revelry of Carnaval, the continent has you covered. From the traditional to the downright surreal, following are a few events worth planning a trip around. Keep in mind that accommodations fill up and prices are at a premium during the main holidays. Book well in advance if you’re hoping to attend the biggest festivals, like Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Inti Raymi in Cuzco, Peru.