Top Tourist Attractions in South America

Best places to visit in South America: landmarks, sights and tourist spots

     
Machu Picchu
Located high above the Urubamba Valley in Peru , the Incan city of Machu Picchu is the most popular tourist attraction in the country. This ancient city dates back to the fifteenth century, and was built on the order of the first ruler of the Incan empire, ...>
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Traveling around the world, in search of the most famous, exciting, and down right fun places to visit, Rio de Janeiro's Carnival would be one of the finest and most important stops in Brazil. The Rio Carnival coincides with the 40 days before Lent. Because ...>
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Corcovado & Christ The Redeemer Statue
"Corcovado" means hunchback and that is how this granite hill looks like. Its original name is Pinaculo da Tentacao or Pinnacle of Temptation. Corcovado with the Redemptor statue and a set of equally enchanting attractions are to be found in central ...>
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Iguazu Falls
If you think the Niagara Falls, which borders both the United States (in New York) and Canada (in Ontario), are magnificent (and they are), just wait until you capture the breathtaking essence of the Iguazu Falls—you will likely be rendered both ...>
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Amazon Rainforest
The increasing attention that is given to the state of the world's environment has sparked interest in ecotourism – tours that serve people who want to see the wild places of the earth while reducing the environmental impact of their visits. The development ...>
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Galapagos Islands
A Galapagos Island tour, about 1,000 km off the western coast of Ecuador, offers a thoroughly unique experience. The only water park is the ocean, and the only rides have sails or two wheels. There is no place like them anywhere else on Earth. The ...>
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The Lake Titicaca is one of the most spectacular, high altitude, Lake in the world. Lake Titicaca straddles two countries – the borders of both Peru and Bolivia. The lake is one of South America's largest, by virtue of its volume. It is also 3,812 ...>
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Alpamayo Mountain Peak in Peru is a place of ethereal beauty and splendor. At its peak, you may just reach the "roof of the world". It has the distinction of being voted as "the most beautiful peak in the world". And UNESCO concurs with this vote. ...>
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Glide along the city of Rio de Janeiro aboard one of the cable cars from Sugar Loaf Mountain. Pao de Acucar (or Sugar Loaf Mountain) is one of the popular attractions to be found in Rio de Janiero. Through the years, it has served as an important landmark, ...>
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One of the great destinations in Argentina is the Beagle Canal, the climate is relatively consistent year around, and it has some great activities for travels, as well as amazing landscapes for photographers. The best vacation along this area is taking ...>
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The Laguna Colorada is located in the Andean plateaus of Bolivia, just southwest of it. It is within Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve near the Chilean border. It is a 60-square kilometer shallow salt lake that has white borax islands that ...>
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La Mitad del Mundo in Ecuador features a curious attraction – it lies smack in the middle of the world, which is exactly what La Mitad del Mundo means. La Mitad is to be found beyond the Pomasqui village, near the village of San Antonio del Pichincha. ...>
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Walking with the statues on Easter Island Shimmering luminous days on an island thousands of miles from anywhere… Unspoiled natural beauty in a tropical island setting – without the bright lights and frenetic pace of a typical resort… Mysterious ...>
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Spilling out from its lofty height of some 980 meters, the water at Angel Falls provides much of the beauty of this, the tallest waterfall in the world. It shows you a fascinating example of the powerful force of nature, which is now considered among ...>
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Savor the peace and calm in Ria Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas is just the right place for you to do so. The lake is a calming mixture of park, recreation area and picturesque scenes. This is where the locals go to escape the hustle ...>
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Salar de Uyuni Lake in southwest Bolivia covers a space of over 10,000 square kilometers and is the largest salt flat in the world. It is perched close to the crest of the Andes, over 3,500 meters high. At the Salar de Uyuni, what you see is a stretch ...>
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If you want the beauty of the Caribbean without its crowds, then Los Roques Archipelago, Venezuela, is the place for you. This virgin haven has remained relatively undiscovered, and thus, it was able to maintain its natural beauty. Let your hair down ...>
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The Land of Fire – that is Tierra del Fuego, one of the hottest destinations in this side of Chile and Argentina. Tierra del Fuego is full of promise – its many islands entice you to their shores, into an adventure unlike any other. It really is ...>
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Colca Canyon in southern Peru has twice the depth of Arizona's Grand Canyon, with over 3,000 meters at its deepest. It begins high in the Andes and is a land of rich history, as the area used to be inhabited by Cabanas and Collagues. In fact, there ...>
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Come to Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janiero, Brazil and be absolutely entertained by the city's dynamic and fully energized district. Its golden beaches and azure waters, along with the playful and adventurous culture draws more than two million visitors ...>
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On the Northeastern coast of Patagonia in Argentina, lays one of the most beautiful places in the world called the Valdez Peninsula and in 1999 it was listed by UNESCO as one of the World Heritage Sites. It is relatively close to Puerto Madryn, and for ...>
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The Lake District of Argentina is in Patagonia's northernmost point, and has some of the most spectacular scenery with snow-capped mountains, and beautifully clear lakes. This area truly gets the traveler back to the basics of nature. Some of the ...>
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In northwestern Argentina in the San Juan province lays the remarkable national park and geological formation of Valle de la Luna – Ischigualasto. It's close to the border of Chile and also borders the Talampaya National Park in La Rioja. It's part ...>
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Northwestern Argentina seems to have an abundance of some of the most amazing scenery in the world, and the Quebrada de Humahuaca is a narrow valley in the Jujuy province, lying 932 miles north of Buenos Aires. It's a 96 mile log valley that has a border ...>
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The Nahuel Huapi National Park was set up in 1934 and is Argentina's oldest and largest national park. In the midst of the park stands the Nahuel Huapi Lake at the foothills of the Patagonian Andes. It spans an area of 7,050 sq. km and comprises three ...>
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