Dec
29
2012

Many travellers from around the world journey to South America each year to enjoy all of the splendours this vast continent has to offer. The unique culture and fascinating sites of each country give visitors the opportunity to explore a whole new world. Here are a few highlights of some of the most popular countries to visit in South America:


Chile 

Tourists who choose to take Chile holidays can explore Elqui Valley and Lauca National Park to get a feel of the natural wonders of the country.

Pisco Elqui noche de Luna y Estrellas
Elqui Valleyaguslepe / Foter / CC BY-NC-SA

Chile holidays should also include a visit to the capital city of Santiago where magnificent sites such as the Metropolitan Cathedral, Cerro Santo Lucia and the National Museum of Fine Arts await.


Colombia 

This vibrant nation features versatile landscapes consisting of mountains, jungles and beautiful sandy beaches. Famous for its coffee production, Colombia also boasts a hearty national cuisine consisting of foods such as fried pork, wheat soup and delectable rice dishes. Popular sites to visit around the country include the Tayrona National Natural Park, Las Lajas Sanctuary and Bolívar Square in Bogotá.


Brazil 

Many people choose to take Brazil holidays to visit renowned cities like São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Christ the Redeemer, a sacred statue located atop Corcovado Mountain, is one of the country’s most iconic sites. The Museum of Ipiranga, Ipanema Beach and Catimbau Valley are other popular destinations to explore while taking Brazil holidays. Brazil’s unique culture influenced by Portuguese traditions sets it apart from many other countries in South America.


Ecuador 

Named for its location on the earth’s equator, this beautiful country has long been a preferred travel destination among tourists. Many parts of the country enjoy warm and pleasant weather throughout the entire year. Ancient ruins originally built by the Incas are present throughout the country. The capital city of Quito boasts sites such as Carondelet Palace and La Mitad del Mundo monument.


Argentina 

La Recoleta Cemetery, the Pink House and Los Glaciares National Park are just a few of the best sites to see while taking Argentina holidays. Many travellers also choose to take Argentina holidays to learn more about Eva Perón, one of the country’s most celebrated political figures. Argentina is also a country known for its versatility of climates and landscapes.

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