South America

South America

South America or South America is the southern subcontinent of America and a place full of countries to visit. It is made up of thirteen countries of which the largest is Brazil and has five dependencies from other states. The history of South America is very broad, although here we will focus mainly on what we can see in this subcontinent, since it has places of incredible beauty.

We are going to talk to you about some of the most important places in South America to visit. Sightseeing in South America can take us to many points. That is why it is better to be clear about what we want to see and where it is. From impressive landscapes to beautiful cities and a lot of history await us.

Rio de Janeiro Brazil

Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro is one of the most touristic spots in South America, the second city in population in Brazil and a totally fascinating destination. Ipanema and Leblon Beach are an essential area in the city, with the Ipanema neighborhood as one of the most exclusive in the city, full of shops. But if we want to see something in this city from minute one, they are those beaches full of Cariocas enjoying the good weather. Do not forget in this area to go up to the Mirante de Leblon viewpoint. Another beach that is the main one is undoubtedly Copacabana, an ideal place to walk, take a dip and find a good restaurant. You cannot miss a visit to Corcovado with its famous Christ the Redeemer, a symbol of Rio de Janeiro. The statue is 30 meters high and from this area we have a panoramic view of the city. Other things we can do in the city is climb the Sugarloaf Mountain, a rock formation that is accessed by cable car, visit the original neighborhood of Santa Teresa with its urban art or see the famous Maracanã stadium.

Iguazu Falls, Brazil and Argentina

Iguazú Falls

This is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, making it another very important point in South America. These falls are located between Brazil and Argentina, on both sides in protected areas within the Iguazú National Park in Argentina and the Iguaçú National Park in Brazil. It has more than 200 jumps, the vast majority located in the Argentine part. Those who go to visit them stay in the Argentine Puerto de Iguazú or the Brazilian Foç do Iguaçú. At the falls you can take a boat ride through the lower area. From the Brazilian side there are great panoramic views, although most of the walks to explore the area are on the Argentine side. Do not miss the Garganta del Diablo, which is the group of waterfalls with the greatest flow of water, as well as the flora and fauna of the place.

Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina

Perito Moreno Glacier

East glacier belongs to the Argentine Patagonia and it is one of its most amazing natural places. It is located in the Glacier National Park, about 80 kilometers from the town of Calafate. It is the only glacier in Patagonia that can be visited from the mainland, without having to access it by boat, hence it is the most famous and without a doubt the most visited. You can see the glacier from the walkways but also by boat or by taking a guided walk on the glacier.

Easter Island, Chile

Easter Island

This remote island that belongs to Chile is another of the places of great charm that South America offers us. On this island, also known as Rapa NuiWe can visit the Tahai complex, archaeological ruins with ceremonial platforms where we find the statues that everyone knows of this island. But there are other ceremonial platforms like Ahu Akavi or Ahu Tongariki. Another thing that we can see on this beautiful island is the Rano Raraku volcano or the Orongo archaeological site.

Torres del Paine, Chile

Torres del Paine

This national park in southern Chile is a UNESCO biosphere reserve and one of the most famous places in South America. In the park you can do many things such as ascending to the viewpoints, see Gray Glacier by boat, trekking or kayaking. The viewpoint of the Cuernos del Paine offers us a wonderful view of these mountains. The most important thing here is to enjoy the incredible landscapes.

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands, a Pacific archipelago belonging to Ecuador is another impressive place. It has thirteen large and six small islands in addition to several islets. In these islands we can see the Charles Darwin scientific station and especially the endemic fauna, hence Darwin elaborated his theory of Evolution thanks to the studies carried out in these islands. You can see some beaches and also go through several islands on boat trips.

Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu

This ancient Inca town located in the mountain chain of the Andes It is one of the most touristic spots in Peru and all of South America. It is an archaeological complex of great value located more than two thousand meters above sea level. What we can do here is undoubtedly visit all the ruins to see them from different points and get to know them in depth.

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