Travelling Through South America
With a continent as varied as South America, it’s hard to know where to begin. Great locations like Peru and Argentina offer an unforgettable experience, each with their own unique culture and experiences. Here are just a few of the amazing things you can do in South America, that will make you put the country on your bucket list.
Peru is one of the most popular countries to travel to in South America. Renowned for its extraordinary natural landscapes, ancient ruins, and incredible food – there is something on offer for every visitor. Immerse yourself in the rich historical exploring the city of Cusco, eating your way through Lima, culture of Peru by and experiencing a traditional Peruvian market.
- Machu Picchu
- Nazca Desert
- Humantay Lake
The largest country in South America, Brazil has an amazing culture that can be seen everywhere you go. It is a country of white-sandy beaches, lush rainforests, metropolitan cities, and wetlands teeming with wildlife. Travel to Brazil and you’ll find spectacular waterfalls, the biggest carnival in the world, historic cities and architecture, an exuberant nightlife, and incredibly passionate soccer fans.
- Copacabana Beach
- Christ the Redeemer
- Rio Carnival
Uruguay is often an overlooked country when travelling to South America but is now starting to get some recognition with its subtle charms and laidback lifestyle. One of the best parts of Uruguay is Montevideo, the capital city. It features stunning historical architecture, sandy beaches, delicious food, and an abundance of culture.
- Colonia del Sacremento
- Punta Del Diablo
- Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales
Ecuador is tiny by South American standards but is packed with mountains, beaches, jungles, volcanoes, and the spectacular Galapagos Islands. It has an impressive historical legacy that features stunning colonial architecture and a bustling market scene. At the heart of Ecuador is its capital city, Quito. It showcases one of the best-preserved historic centres in Latin America, an excellent food scene, a vibrant nightlife, and a number of exciting cultural attractions.
- The Galapagos Islands
- Laguna Quilotoa
Argentina is another popular country to visit in South America and is renowned for its fastpaced lifestyle. The country has everything: the lively city of Buenos Aires, the most remarkable waterfalls in the world, stunning glaciers, historical architecture, and incredible high altitude vineyards. Argentina is home of the tango, and for the locals it’s a way of life and an expression of their culture.
- Iguazu Falls
- Perito Moreno Glacier
- Quebrada de Humahuaca
Dust off your suitcases, purchase your tickets, and prepare yourself for the breathtaking views and exciting adventures coming your way.
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