Home to the largest river in the world, the Amazon, the tallest waterfall, the Angel Falls in Venezuela, the highest capital, La Paz in Bolivia, and some of the most remote islands such as the Galapagos Islands and Easter Island, the superlative region of South America never ceases to amaze. Add to these the mystique of the gorgeous Inca ruins and Nazca Geoglyphs in Peru, the wildlife of the Amazon and the Pantanal, the breathtaking Iguazu Falls in Brazil, the stunning landscape of Torres del Paine in Chile, the idyllic beaches of Rio de Janeiro and Colombia, and the architectural wonders of Brasilia and Buenos Aires, and you’ve got yourself one of the best travel destinations on the planet.
Apart from these wondrous attractions, another factor which makes South America exceptional is its people with their age-old customs and traditions. The jungles of the Amazon are home to some of the most backward indigenous tribes in the world who have remained uncontacted despite the changing political scenario through the years. Tribes which have embraced the new world order still hold firm to age-old customs and rituals, showcased in their many festivals like the Inti Raymi in Cusco and Festival de la Candelaria in Bolivia. One of the biggest outdoor parties in the world is also celebrated in South America, the Rio Carnival which draws millions of visitors to this side of the planet each year.

Top 11 Things To Do In Córdoba

Top 11 Things To Do In Cordoba

Argentina‘s second most populous city after Buenos Aires is Córdoba, a cliched mix of the old and new. This university city, bustling with a young population is a cauldron of style and culture, reflected in the number of reputed museums, galleries, and ‘hip’ cafes. The diverse architectural styles around Córdoba, from the Gothic to the…

The 12 Most Beautiful Places In Bolivia

The 12 Most Beautiful Places In Bolivia

The largest landlocked country in the Southern Hemisphere and only one of two landlocked countries in the Americas is the intriguing nation of Bolivia. Bolivia has aptly been described as a land of ‘superlatives’ with the highest capital city, largest salt flat and the driest desert in the world all within its boundaries. From the…

The 12 Most Beautiful Places In Peru

The 12 Most Beautiful Places In Peru

One of the most enigmatic countries of South America is Peru with its megadiverse landscapes combined with a rich ‘golden’ history. Its 5000-year history is showcased in the numerous archaeological sites that are scattered throughout the different parts of the country. From pre-Incan Geoglyphs of Nazca and remnants of Chan Chan, to the Incan sites…

Top 12 Things To Do In Valparaiso

Top 12 Things To Do In Valparaiso

The city of Valparaiso in Chile is one of the South Pacific’s most important seaports. In the second half of the 19th century, it was a major port of call for ships that crossed the Straits of Magellan, traveling between the Atlantic and Pacific. The opening of the Panama Canal brought an end to its…

Top 12 Things To Do In Cusco

Top 12 Things To Do In Cusco

Sitting high up in the Andes at an elevation of 3,400 meters is the Inca capital, Cusco, designated as the ‘Historical capital of Peru.” This UNESCO World Heritage Site is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the Americas. Although the Spaniards demolished most of the important buildings of the city, they used the foundations for…

Top 12 Things To Do In Mendoza

Top 12 Things To Do In Mendoza

The City of Mendoza as it is officially known as is located in the northern central part of the province of Mendoza in Argentina. The bustling tree-lined city is a stopover point for climbers to Mount Aconcagua and also for skiers in the winter looking for easy access to the Andes. Mendoza is synonymous with…

Top 12 Things To Do In Montevideo

Top 12 Things To Do In Montevideo

The capital of Uruguay, Montevideo, is the southernmost capital in the Americas and has been consistently rated first on the quality of life in Latin America. The city was founded in 1724 by a Spanish soldier as a strategic move against Portugal during the dispute over the platine region. The first inhabitants of the city…

Top 12 Things To Do In Arequipa

Top 12 Things To Do In Arequipa

Arequipa, the second-largest city in Peru after Lima, has earned the sobriquet of the ‘legal capital of Peru’ since it is the seat of the Constitutional Court of Peru. It is also part of the Southern Peru Tourist Corridor along with Cusco, Puno, and Nazca. The city which was founded in 1540, has maintained a…

Top 12 Things To Do In Quito

Top 12 Things To Do In Quito

Quito, the capital city of Ecuador sits at an elevation of 2,580 meters above sea level, making it the second-highest official capital city in the world, after La Paz. It also has the distinction of being the closest capital city to the equator with its central square being about 25 kilometers south of the equator.…

The 12 Most Beautiful Places In Brazil

The 12 Most Beautiful Places In Brazil

Brazil, the largest country in South America and Latin America is also the fifth largest country in the world. The country which spans such a vast area has plenty of geographical diversity and variations in the landscape. It is no wonder then that the country is filled with some breathtaking sights. From the natural beauty…

Top 12 Things To Do In Salvador

Top 12 Things To Do In Salvador

Sao Salvador da Bahia de Todos os Santos or simply Salvador is the capital of Bahia in Brazil. It was the first capital of Brazil, founded in 1549 by the Portuguese and continued to be the capital until 1763. The colonial influences are evident in this city which is one of the oldest colonial cities…

Top 10 Things To Do In Cartagena

Top 10 Things To Do In Cartagena

Cartagena is a thriving port city on the Caribbean coastal region of Colombia and was established as a major trading port in 1533. Blue skies, cool clear Caribbean waters and steeped in history, fun-filled adventure and some of the finest Colombian cuisine. This beautiful city with its dark past is a city that is the…

Top 8 Things To Do In Easter Island

Top 8 Things To Do In Easter Island

Easter Island, also known as Rapa Nui, is a tiny volcanic island halfway between Oceania and South America, at the southeasternmost point of the Polynesian triangle. Easter Island is mostly famous for the Moai, massive human figures carved from stone by the Rapa Nui people between 1250 and 1500 AD. The 887 giant Moai statues…

Amazing Overlook In Brazil Becomes Hot Photo Spot2

Amazing Overlook In Brazil Becomes Hot Photo Spot

People from all over the world are flocking to a cliff in Rio de Janeiro, to take death-defying adventure photos overlooking the ocean below. It all started in November 2015 when Luis Fernando Candela was photographed by his girlfriend and appeared to be hanging off a cliff above a 300 meter (1,000 ft) drop. [instagram url=https://www.instagram.com/p/-Y6_oWpbtJ/?taken-by=pedradotelegrafo hidecaption=true width=1024]…

Top 8 Things To Do In Uruguay

Top 8 Things To Do In Uruguay

Tucked in between Brazil and Argentina, tiny Uruguay is often missed out or forgotten about. The common misconception is that there aren’t many places to visit in Uruguay. However, all those who travel to Uruguay will fall in love with the country. With Spanish and African influences, this is one of South America’s most intoxicating countries. Check…

Top 6 Things To Do in Falkland Islands

Top 6 Things To Do In Falkland Islands

Located off the southern tip of South America, some 480 km (300 miles) from the coast of Argentina, the Falkland Islands (also known as Malvinas) are a British Overseas Territory. A natural paradisiac archipelago of more than 740 islands. The islands boast white sandy beaches, clear turquoise waters and an abundance of native and migratory…

Top 5 Things To Do In Suriname

Top 5 Things To Do In Suriname

Located on the Atlantic coast of South America, Suriname is a tiny country and a former Dutch Colony with a very interesting history. It was first colonized by English, then by Dutch, and was influenced by different cultures. We have made a list of the Top 5 Things To Do In Suriname. 1 Galibi Nature Reserve – Located in…

Top 4 Things To Do In French Guiana

Top 4 Things To Do In French Guiana

Christopher Columbus first sighted French Guiana in 1498, deep in equatorial South America. French Guiana is a department of France bordering Brazil, Suriname, and the Atlantic since they settled in the region in the 17th century. It has few people, a vast amazon rainforest, savanna and a long coast along the Atlantic Ocean. Here are the Top 4…

Top 5 Things To Do In Guyana

Top 5 Things To Do In Guyana

Guyana is a sovereign state, located on the northern coast of South America. Culturally, it is considered part of the Anglophone Caribbean. It sits alone on the continent of South America as an former British colony, sharing a Caribbean flavor where English is the first language and cricket the national sport. It is an untravelled…

Top 6 Things To Do In Paraguay

Top 6 Things To Do In Paraguay

Paraguay is one of the hidden gems in South America. Despite being enviously situated at the heart of one of the most thrilling continents on the planet, it is ignored by most travelers. Paraguay is a country that exhibits Some of the greatest examples of architecture with modern cities and vast exotic natural reserves with…

Top 8 Things To Do In Caracas

Top 8 Things To Do In Caracas

Caracas, the capital of Venezuela, is one of the most dangerous cities in the world, but despite its bad reputation because of the violence and pickpockets, this city has plenty of attractions to deliver to its visitors. It is the political and financial capital of the country and at one point in history, it was…