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.

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 Highest Capital Cities In The World

The 12 Highest Capital Cities In The World

The dictionary defines a capital city as ‘a city or town that functions as the seat of government and administrative center of a country.’ However, not all countries have their seat of government in the capital city, like Sucre in Bolivia, which is the official capital but not the seat of the government. Capital cities…

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…