South America Travel Guide!
Located between the Caribbean Sea, the Pacific and
the South Atlantic, South America stands as the southernmost part of
the American continent .
South America has a great climatic
and geographical diversity, highlighting the jungles of the Amazon ,
the steep peaks of the Andes mountain range , the arid Atacama
desert , remote islands such as the Galápagos and Fernando de
Noronha , paradisiacal beaches in the Caribbean and the Atlantic and
the harsh landscapes of Patagonia .
Inhabited for centuries
by various indigenous tribes, South America was subdued by the
Iberian conquerors during the sixteenth century, who dominated the
continent for more than 300 years. This gave rise to a racial
mixture and a unique cultural identity that includes Amerindian,
European and African elements. This diversity is also reflected in
the existing ways of life: while in some cities there is a high
development similar to European countries, there are other isolated
communities that maintain their ancient customs.
in South America
Aconcagua Provincial Park
Aconcagua Provincial Park takes its name from quechua word of “Ackon-Cauak”,
which roughtly is translated as ‘Stone Sentinel’. Splendid Andes
Mountain Range draws all types of thrill seekers ranging in difficulty
including hiking, climbing, skiing and etc.
Picchu is an ancient archeological Inca site 69 mi
Northwest of Cusco in Peru. Peruvian government secured
326 sq km as a "Historical Sanctuary" to preserve Machu
Picchu archaeological site. In 1983 Machu Picchu was
added to a UNESCO World Heritage Site and in 2007 it was
chosen as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
The Inca Trail
The Inca Trail to a great Incan settlement of Machu Picchu is
one of the greatest hikes you will ever undertake. It lies in a
beautiful Andean mountain range and connects numerous ancient
archaeological settlements along its way.
Nazca Lines are located 12 mi (20 km) North of Nazca in
Peru. These lines were created between 500 BC and 500 AD these
spectacular creations went largely unnoticed until 1927 than the pilot
saw shapes of animals, trees and various geometric figures.
Colombia · Guyana · Suriname · Venezuela ·
Colombia and Venezuela stand out for their mix of
Andean culture, Amazon rainforest and a prodigious coastline of
paradisiacal beaches. Cartagena de Indias and Isla de Margarita are
just some of the destinations that receive thousands of tourists
each year who come to enjoy the favorable climate, temperate waters
and vegetation of the area. Urban areas such as Bogotá , Medellín ,
Cali and Caracas stand out when mixing their Hispanic origins with
The Guyanas, meanwhile, are more exotic
destinations. The recent colonial past of Guyana and Surinam
contrasts with the jungle that covers their lands.
Bolivia · Ecuador · Peru · Colombia
In the heart of South
America, the Andes are enchanted by ancient ancient cultures and the
preserved baroque cities of colonial origin, such as Lima and Quito
. The pre-Columbian traditions have managed to maintain and
integrate with the current civilization, offering tourists their
particular magic in destinations such as Cusco or Machu Picchu .
Contrasting landscapes between jungle and desert can be found next
to beautiful and deserted beaches on the Pacific coasts. The
Titicaca , the highest navigable lake in the world, and the native
fauna of the Galapagos Islands are some of the highlights of this
The largest country in Latin America and
probably the most recognized worldwide, highlighting the Carnival ,
and the famous beaches of Rio de Janeiro , the giant " Amazon " or
the rich and cosmopolitan São Paulo , the largest city in the
southern hemisphere. However, Brazil is more than that, with a
territory that stretches from the Atlantic to almost touching the
Andes, incorporating places such as the Pantanal , one of the
largest wetlands in the world, the paradisiacal Parque Nacional dos
Lençois or the islands of Fernando de Noronha .
Its rich history
that mixes indigenous cultures, Portuguese colonialism and the
traditions of former African slaves, has allowed the emergence of
attractive cities such as Salvador de Bahia or the futuristic
Argentina Argentina ·
Chile · Paraguay · Uruguay
The southernmost part of the continent
is full of diversity on both sides of the Andes mountain range. In
the Pacific, the arid lands of Atacama contrast with the fjords and
glaciers that fall into the sea in Patagonia , while the Pampas and
their mountains extend from the Andes to the Atlantic. The lakes and
forests cover great extensions in the cordilleranos faldeos and the
coasts are populated with penguins and whales.
With one of
the highest living standards in the continent, you can also find a
vibrant urban life in its main cities. Buenos Aires is an icon of
western culture, although Valparaíso , Santiago or Montevideo are
not left behind.
South Atlantic Islands
Islands · South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
One of the
most disputed territories in the world, the South Atlantic islands
are ancient remnants of the British Empire. Reclaimed to date by
Argentina, these islands are remote destinations outside of
traditional circuits. Its harsh climate and geography frame the
rugged landscapes and rich biodiversity.