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.

Machu Picchu is the Incan Big Apple

Machu Picchu Is The Incan Big Apple

I was 11 years old when I heard this name for the first time. I was intrigued even by the sound of it. I read and studied about it for months and then my father took me to visit it. Not even for one second did I ever imagine that Machu Picchu would become, only 7…

Top 10 Things To Do In Bogota

Top 10 Things To Do In Bogota

Bogotá, the capital and largest city of Colombia, with more than 7 million residents. It is home to a vibrant restaurant scene, world-class museums, surprising wild nightlife and a charming colonial quarter with classical and progressive architecture that makes it one of the greatest and most beautiful cities on earth. More than everything, Bogotá is all about its people; warm, charming,…

Top 10 Things To Do In Buenos Aires

Top 10 Things To Do In Buenos Aires

First established by the Spanish in 1536, The capital and largest city of Argentina, Buenos Aires, is a magnificent city. You will find impressive architecture, fine dining, world-renowned nightlife, and a big emphasis on culture, literature, art, Tango and music of all forms. Buenos Aires is part European, part Latin American filled with new boutiques, galleries, and cafés…

Top 10 Things To Do In Lima

Top 10 Things To Do In Lima

Lima was founded on January 18, 1535, as Ciudad de Los Reyes (City of the Kings), by Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro. It became the capital and most important city for the Spanish Kingdom in the New World within the next years. It quickly became the epicenter of culture, religion, architecture, trade, fashion and more in…

Top 10 Things To Do In Rio De Janeiro

Top 10 Things To Do In Rio De Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro is known as the “Marvelous City” for a reason. Actually for many many reasons. Rio de Janeiro is the second largest city of Brazil and the sixth in the Americas. “Rio” as most people call it,  is one of the main tourist destinations in the Southern Hemisphere, famous for its beaches, Carnaval celebration and…

Top 10 Things To Do In Sao Paulo

Top 10 Things To Do In Sao Paulo

When I think of great architecture, amazing food, lovely people, excellent entertainment, 90 wonderful museums, 54 green parks, beautiful language and incomparable melting pot in South America that has one name only: Sao Paulo. This metropolis is always welcoming to all those who pay a visit. Whether you go on business or pleasure, Sao Paulo has an…

Top 10 Things To Do In Santiago

Top 10 Things To Do In Santiago

Santiago is the sprawling capital city of Chile, often praised for its idyllic location, surrounded by snow-capped mountains. It has a population of over 6 million people and is divided into ‘comunas’ which are similar to large suburbs, each with their own city council. Here, ancient traditions coexist with 21st-century life on every street and…

Top 10 Things To Do In La Paz

Top 10 Things To Do In La Paz

The capital of South America’s poorest country has a mix of modern capitalism, Spanish colonialism, and ancient Inca traditions. While not the official capital of Bolivia, which would be Sucre, La Paz has more government departments. It nestled in a valley and scrambling up hills more than 3658 meters (12,000 ft) above sea level makes…

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…

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 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 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 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. Galibi Nature Reserve 1 Located…

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 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 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. Even the best hotels…

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 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…

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 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.…

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…