South America is the 4th largest continent and the 5th most populated continent in the world. It is home to 12 sovereign countries and more than 55 cities. About 12 global languages are spoken on the continent. South America has unique natural wonders, diverse cultures, and delicious cuisines housed in cosmopolitan cities.
It is the perfect destination for vacationers and passionate travellers looking for a society to blend in while enjoying the exotic places a destination has to offer in peace and tranquillity.
For wakaholics, below is a rounded-up list of incredible and time-worthy destinations that you should see while wandering into South America.
The country of gods and home to a myriad of traditions both ancient and modern, together with mouth-watering dishes, Peru offers a ton of places to visit.
Cusco a beautiful city found in ‘Lima’ the country’s capital is notable for the famous Plaza de Armas, which is a pleasurable spot for a leisure stroll. The sacred valley of the Incas which holds the legendary Incas ruins, the Machu Picchu which is considered as one of the seven wonders of the world, and the Amazon trip which would definitely give one a jungle experience are just a few suggestions of what Peru offers.
Safe and easy lodging for travellers can be found in the cozy Hacienda- hotels. Exquisite food that satiates your taste buds and nourishes you all year long is part of Peru’s attractions.
Ecuador a small but fascinating country is home to the famous Galapagos islands whose unique plant and wildlife species can leave one feeling like the character Alice in wonderland.
The Nariz del Diablo( the devil nose) a 765m sheer cliff of solid rock traversed by a round trip tourist train whose voyage gives an experience of the rich culture of the Andes is open to exploration. There is also the City Museum (Quito) which houses a large number of ancient relics, the spa-like feeling of the hot springs of Banos, the sun-drenched beaches of Salinas, Bahia, and Montañita and of course the Octavalo market known for its beautiful coloured rugs and wool. Small Ecuador sure has a lot to be explored.
Bolivia’s attractions which include the Madidi’s National Park, Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve, the Rich mountains (Cerro Rico) found in Potos, Lake Titicaca, the largest freshwater lake in South America, Salar de Uyuni (one of the flattest places in the world) makes a strong case for the country as the home of nature’s wonders and a place for lovers of nature. The Yungas road dubbed the world’s most dangerous road would make a great travel attraction for adventure seekers and if dancing is your thing, the Carnaval de Oruro which features about 28,000 dancers and 10,000 musicians will keep you entertained in Bolivia.
Chile stretches along South America’s western edge, a long narrow country with sights to see. The places to visit in Chile include:
The Torres Pel Paine National park which is situated about 100km north of the city of Puerto Natales, the Valle de la Ĺuna (the valley of the moon), the Atacama desert, is the oldest desert on earth, and the Easter island famous for its giant stone statues.
There is also the Chilean lake district which houses thick forests and deep beautiful lakes found at the base of snowcapped volcanos creating a suitable atmosphere for canoeing, hikes, and biking. Penguins enthusiasts would be delighted to see the Los Pinguinos Natural Monument as large colonies of beautiful Magellanic penguins, seals, and sea lions can be found uniting together to make a glorious beauty. The visit to this chilling natural attraction, Chile, could be rounded up with a visit to Santiago, Chile’s cultural capital. A city boasting of museums, galleries, and a wide range of pleasurable options one can indulge in to blend in and for leisure.
Lurking within Argentina is a myriad of cultural heritage and artistic influences bounded in architectural beauty. Argentina has a unique geography that has over the years made it a favourite tourist attraction. From its incredible looking Iguazu falls to the indescribable bonding with the Argentinian romantic tango dance, to a tour of the capital city, Buenos Aires whose museums would lull one to a lifetime reverie, down to the visit to Ushuaia dubbed “the end of the world” whose beautiful landscapes would leave one’s head buried forever in fantasy land, Argentina Argentina is an appealing destination.
Also, there is the Mar del Pata, the Bariloche, and Argentina’s lake district, historic Córdoba cathedral, and Mendoza the wine city. Argentina knows just how to give the perfect blend in.
There is a lot to explore in all parts of this country. Its breathtaking and stunning Angel Falls is the highest waterfall in the world with a height of 979 metres and a plunge of 807 metres. Venezuela is home to the notable Los Roques Archipelago which is a mind relaxing network of sun-drenched beaches, there is the Margarita island, where you could sip your life away in a thousand cups of margaritas. Venezuela’s collection of parks is a beauty, from the Morrocoy National park which is home to a large number of birds down to the Canaima National Park which also serves as one of the UNESCO World heritage sites, Venezuela sure has a lot of alluring beauties to be seen.
Brazil is the largest country in South America and has a strong Portuguese history, this country makes a favourite travel destination with lots of tourist attractions, making it one of the continent’s paradises. If you must see Brazil, you should see Rio de Janeiro. You will love Rio!
8. Paraguay, Colombia and Guyana are other South American countries worth seeing with remarkable tourist attractions.
We are looking forward to reviewing your travel experience, do have a safe journey wandering into South America’s wonders.