Where in South America Should I Go

Peru

Top destinations;

  • Machu Picchu
  • Cusco
  • Sacred Valley
  • Lima
  • Amazon Rainforest
  • Lake Titicaca
  • Colca Canyon

Weather;

Large variety of climates and microclimates (Arid, Temperate & Tropical)

Interests;

Archeology, Food & Wildlife

A quick look;

South America doesn’t get much more evocative of generations gone by than Peru. Its mix of ancient civilizations and unparalleled archaeology, set among some of the most extraordinary views on the planet, means few destinations have as much to offer visitors as Peru. The old Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, the archeological site of the Americas, is just the poster-child, it is of course magnificent, but is just one of many highlights Peru has on display. From the heights of the Rainbow Mountain to the depths of the Amazon Rainforest; cruising the clear, deep waters of Lake Titicaca and flying over the mysterious Nazca Lines or visiting sleepy colonial villages and thriving cosmopolitan cities; Peru can rival with any world-class destination.

Chile

Top destinations;

  • Santiago
  • Atacama Desert
  • Patagonia
  • Torres del Paine
  • Wine Valley & Lake Region

Weather;

Variety of climates (Hot Desert to Sub Polar)

Interests;

Outdoors, Andean Deserts & Wine

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A narrow strip of land squeezed in between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes Mountains, 4,300km (2,672mi) long and only 350km (217mi) wide at its widest point, Chile is truly a unique character. The mountains cut the country off from Argentina and Bolivia to the east, while the massive Atacama Desert separates it from Peru to the north. And to the south, beyond the snow capped peaks of the beautiful Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia, lies nothing but ocean and Antarctica.

Bolivia

Top destinations;

La Paz Uyuni Salt Flats Lake Titicaca Siloli Desert Sucre & Potosi

Weather;

Variety of climates (Cold Desert to Subtropical)

Interests;

Andean Culture, Unique Landscapes & Adventure

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Located in the heart of South America, Bolivia is a country of extremes largely still a hidden gem to the average traveler. Nowadays Bolivia has gradually opened up to a more general crowd of adventure seekers and showcasing its many amazing destinations. Edged on the verge of the Andean Highland Plateau and the deep Amazon Rainforest the country offers a very extreme geography that translates itself in strong local traditions and cultures. The country also boosts the highest number of indigenous population in South America making that the country has a specific energy that can only be found in Bolivia. The highest cities in the world, the largest Salt Flats on the planet, the largest wetlands on the continent, the highest navigable lake in the world and the world most dangerous road…the extremes don’t stop when describing Bolivia.

Argentina

Top destinations;

  • Buenos Aires
  • Patagonia
  • Iguazu Falls
  • Perito Moreno
  • Ushuaia
  • Mendoza Wine Valley & Bariloche

Weather;

Variety of climates (Arid Cold Desert to Subtropical)

Interests;

Outdoors, Waterfalls & Culture

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This vast land is perhaps best known for its sensual Tango, tasty wines, phenomenal meat and world class football but there is so much more behind this magnificent country. Ranging from tropical forests in the north all the way to the tip of the South American continent at Ushuaia this giant offers a plentiful of activities and destinations for each type of traveler; Cultural and cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, the thundering Iguazu Falls, the vineyards around Mendoza or the ultimate outdoors paradise called Patagonia in the far South.

Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands

Top destinations;

  • Quito
  • Cuenca
  • Cotopaxi & Galapagos Islands

Weather;

Variety of climates (Arid, Temperate & Tropical)

Interests;

Andean Outdoors & Culture, Unique Wildlife & Diversity

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Tiny in size for South American standards. Due to its size Ecuador is probably the only country on the continent where in a single day you could take an early morning safari in the Amazon, drive the heart of the Andes Mountains of the country, past lush cloud forest all the way down to the Pacific coast in time for a seafood dinner. Apart from the beauty the Ecuadorian mainland holds, Ecuador also controls the Galapagos Islands, a wildlife-rich archipelago in the Pacific Ocean, the origin of Darwin’s theory of evolution. These unique islands are home to the giant tortoises, whale sharks, sea lions and many more species, several of them only to be found on the Galapagos.

Brazil

Top destinations;

  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Sao Paulo
  • Iguazu Falls
  • Salvador de Bahia & Amazon River

Weather;

Variety of climates (Hot Desert to Tropical)

Interests;

Beaches, Carnival, Culture & Wildlife

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From the jungle calls of the Amazon to the thong-clad crowds of Copacabana beach, Brazil is an intoxicating mix of the big, the bold and the beautiful, perennially one of the world’s favorite destinations. It’s also one of the largest countries on the planet, with an awesome array of treasures to match. Its vast coastline is fringed with soft sands and island getaways; the Amazon Basin teems with an unrivalled mass of flora and fauna; and the wetlands of the Pantanal, the largest on Earth, support a staggering diversity of wildlife. And then there’s the Iguaçu Falls, an unforgettable natural spectacle featuring hundreds of waterfalls, which cascade from the tropical rainforest as blue morphed butterflies flit through the spray. Undoubtedly the greatest draw, however, are the Brazilians themselves; probably the most hedonistic people on earth. Whether it’s Rio’s effervescent Cariocas going overboard at Carnival, or São Paulo’s sultry citizens gyrating in chic nightclubs, Brazilians love having fun.