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South America

Situated in the western hemisphere and mostly in the Southern hemisphere, South America is the fourth largest continent in the world. Bordered by the Pacific Ocean on the west and the Atlantic Ocean on the north and east, South America is a continent with lots of natural diversity. South America is fast emerging as a popular tourist destination as it possesses some of the most unique species in the midst of some breathtaking natural beauty. It is blessed with some beautiful beaches, mountains and rainforests. All these factors play a vital role in elevating the continent as one of the top tourist destination. South America tours are high on demand and tourists from different corners of the world are visiting this continent.

Major Tourist Attractions of South America

Argentina – Los Glaciaries National Park, Iguazu Falls, Nahuel Huapi National Park, etc.

Peru – Manu National Park, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, etc.

Brazil – Sugar Laof Mountain, Copacabana Beach, Statue of Christ the Redeemer, etc.

Venezuela – Angel Falls

Some more Popular Tourist Attractions of South America

Have a look at some more tourist attractions of South America, which are given below –

  • Amazon
    Visiting the Amazon will be one of the most thrilling experiences of your life. Starting from the highlands of Peru, the Amazon is joined by a large number of distributaries from Suriname, French Guiana, Guyana. Enjoying the tranquil beauty of the Amazon basin is a treat to a tourist’s eye. Moreover, the Amazon basin also possesses a large variety of species, which is hardly found in any other places in the world.

  • Angel Falls
    Angel Falls is also one of the most popular tourist destinations in South America. The waterfall with an uninterrupted drop of 807 meters offers a beautiful sight for the tourists. The popular tourist spot is situated in Venezuela’s Canaima National Park and an air view of the falls is something to remember.

  • Machu Pichu
    An integral part of South America tours, Machu Pichu is the most visited tourist site in Peru. Tourists love to visit the ruins that stand atop the steep mountain. Moreover, the site also provides a mesmerizing view of the Urubamba River.
  • Galapagos archipelago
    The Galapagos archipelago has double significance as tourist destination as it is a province as well as a national park of Ecuador. A wildlife observation, protection and also a research center, the famous site is flocked by a large number of tourists every year.
  • Lake Titicaca
    A sacred lake in Incan mythology, Lake Titicaca is one of the prime attractions of the South America tours. The tour of Lake Titicaca takes you through picturesque places as you move from Puno, Peru to Copacabana, Bolivia. The tour makes stops at various islands to provide a deep insight into Inca Empire. The various archaeological sites that tourists come across during this tour, offers great value.

Other attractions of South America tours:

  • Rio De Janeiro
  • Nazca Lines, Peru
  • Santiago de Chile

    South America weather
    ‘Unpredictability’ is the only predictable factor about South American weather. Many countries in South America experience a highly erratic weather as they get the flavor of all four seasons within a single day. In some parts of South America, seasons are highly varied as well as the same place may experience a hurricane as well as a drought. However, large part of South America experiences a distinct wet and dry season with the temperatures almost same throughout the year.

    Culture of South America
    South America boasts a diverse cultural tradition. The culture has considerable inputs from the native culture of the peoples, who lived in this continent before the Europeans arrived here. The modern culture of South America is a mixed of the Portuguese, French, African and Spanish culture.