Best Places to Visit in South America

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There are a number of places in South America that grab attentions of many travelers from all over the world. From its Lush greenery rainforest, and beaches to volcanic craters, glaciers, and huge mountains. Not only from attracting its natural beauty even in historic cities and striking colonial areas. South American culture is merged with Columbian traditions and customs.


Here are top  10 Best places to visit in South America:

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1. Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu is located in Peru, South America. Machu Picchu also known as “Lost City of the Incas,”. Machu Picchu is a symbol of the Incan and was built around 1450 AD at the time of Incas empire. A spectacular ancient fortification located 7000 feet above sea level at the top of the Andes Mountains. Its incredible architecture and magnificent views make it one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.

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Machu Picchu is a holly temple dedicated to the Sun. Approximately this site has an area of 32,592 acres of land with 530 meters of length and 200 meters of width. In 1983 this spiritual site was recognized by the UNESCO World Heritage Site and in the year of 2007 this site was placed in one of the 7 Wonders of the World.


2. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Known for its active carnival, Rio de Janeiro is situated in Brazil, South America. It offers stunning beaches, recognized landmarks such as the Christ the Redeemer statue, and party nightlife. In Copacabana Beach, you can enjoy sunbathing and the most visited beach in Brazil, explore the Tijuca Forest and take a cable car ride up to Sugarloaf Mountain with scenic views of the city.

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Tijuca national park of Brazil is the world’s first urban forest and UNESCO Environmental Heritage. Pedra Branca State Park and Flamengo Parks are must-visited sites. Rio de Janeiro is known for beaches such as Ipanema and Copacabana. One of the 7 Wonders of the world Christ the Redeemer is also situated in the Corcovado mountains in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


3. The Amazon Rainforest, Brazil

Amazon rainforest is also called Amazonia, a tropical rainforest in Brazil. This forest covers most of the Amazon basin in South America. More than 60% of the Amazon rainforest is in Brazil itself.  If you want to visit this huge forest you can go through either Belem or Manaus. Freshwater dolphins, howler monkeys, tourcons, spectacular bears, and macaws are common animals you will find in Amazon Forest.

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Visit the Amazon Rainforest is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. A huge jungle is home to some of the most unique and diverse ecosystems in the world. Visitors can take guided tours to discover the flora and fauna, find exotic wildlife, and understand the indigenous cultures of Amazon tribes.  The dry season of July to December is the perfect time to visit this vast forest. Due to Urbanization, expanded agriculture areas and illegal forest activities are majorly affecting the beauty of this forest.


4. Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires is known as “Paris of South America,” because it is one of the safest cities to visit in South America. The cosmopolitan and very passionate city of Buenos Aires combines European charm with the Latin American flair of the title as safest city in South America.  Visitors can tour the colorful neighborhoods of La Boca and San Telmo, travel to the stylish architecture of Recoleta, enjoy tango shows and try sweet Argentine cuisine.

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Teatro Colón, Recoleta, Jardin japones, calle defensa, palermo, catedral primada, palermo soho are most visited destinations in Buenos Aires. Its rich architecture, cultural heritage and traditions, modern nightlife and comprehensive parks, charm and friendly places will inspire every traveler to visit this beautiful place.


5. Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

The Galapagos Islands is a volcanic islands and recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site of its famous  different wildlife and immaculate landscapes. Visitors can spot big tortoises, marine iguanas, blue-footed boobies, and unique flora and fauna that are found nowhere else on Earth. Diving and Snorkeling in crystal-clear waters provide incredible experiences within marine life.

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This Galapagos Island is located about 1,000 km from continental Ecuador with more than 127 islands. Out of this 97% are emerging surfaces. Its locations, support from governments and sustainability of tourism are so friendly to the visitors. Never miss this rich cultural heritage, natural wonders and delicious cuisines that are worth enjoying in Galapagos Islands.


6. Iguazu Falls, Argentina and Brazil

Iguazu Falls is mutually located in the Argentina and Brazil countries of South America. Recognized as one of the world’s most stunning natural wonders, its main crossing point of the border is the crossing between Argentina and Brazil of Iguazu Falls.  Iguazu falls are on the Argentina side. These wonderful waterfalls surrounded by abundant rainforests, offer mind-blowing views and the provides travel opportunities that are very close to nature.

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A UNESCO World Heritage site Iguazu is surrounded by lush green tropical rainforests with more than 2000 types of unique flora and fauna. You can see a total of 275 falls under Iguazu Falls and most of them (80%) are on the Argentinian side and the rest (20%) are on the Brazilian side.


7. Patagonia, Chile and Argentina

Patagonia is a wilderness region famous for its breathtaking landscapes such as towering glaciers, turquoise lakes, and snow-covered mountains. Here travelers can also explore the Torres del Paine National Park, claim Perito Moreno Glacier, and watch wildlife spotting in Tierra del Fuego National Park.

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Patagonia is located in the mainland of Argentina and some regions of Chile too. When it comes to the cost of food, Patagonia is quite high because of its remote locations. January and February are the best months to visit Patagonia.


8. Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena is famous for its marvelous fishing village, beaches and historic sites, colonial structures and the coast of Caribbean Colombia. Considered the safest city for explorers, in the matter of food, crime rate and tourist spots. Considered the cheapest place to travel in the world.

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With its colonial architecture and friendly atmosphere, Cartagena is considered a pleasant coastal city in Colombia.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site of a walled Old Town is shining with colorful buildings, avenue streets, and plazas. Visitors can visit historical sites, soak in beautiful beaches, and taste delicious local cuisine.


9. Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

One of the biggest salt flats in the world, Salar de Uyuni is located in Bolivia, South America appealing for natural wonders. White salt of Salar de Uyuni creates freezing reflections during the rainy season with its vast expanse. It gives visitors an unreal experience. Visitors will get an opportunity to visit the nearby multi-colored lakes, geysers, and landscapes nearby in Salar.

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It is one of the latest on the earth and it spans 130 kilometers in the rainy season. That’s why it is called the largest natural mirror on the planet.  Apart from the Salar de Uyuni giant cactuses, wildfires, and hot springs are must-visit destinations. Between December and April is the perfect time to visit.


10. Angel Falls, Venezuela

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Angel Falls labelled in UNESCO World Heritage Site and is considered the highest waterfall in the world, unimaginable fall over 3,200 feet from the side of a tabletop mountain. This fall is surrounded by huge rainforest and offers mind-blowing and inspiring views for travelers who are willing to enjoy the trip.


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Q: What is the most beautiful part of South America?

A: 1. Machu Picchu, Peru
2. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
3. The Amazon Rainforest.
4. Buenos Aires, Argentina
5. Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
6. Iguazu Falls, Argentina and Brazil
7. Patagonia
8. Cartagena, Colombia
9. Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
10. Angel Falls, Venezuela

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