60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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San Andres Island, Colombia
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Cartagena, Colombia
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Bogota, Colombia
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Asuncion, Paraguay
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Curitiba, Brazil
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Montevideo, Uruguay
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
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Mendoza, Argentina
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 5 nights
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Uyuni, Bolivia
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Cusco, Peru
— 5 nights
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Lima, Peru
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
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Quito, Ecuador
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San Andres Island, Colombia

— 4 nights
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Get outdoors at West View and Cayo El Acuario. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa de San Luis and Bahia del Cove. Spend the 5th (Sun) exploring nature at Manglares de Old Point National Park. There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with Caribe Extremo, explore the striking landscape at Hoyo Soplador, step off the mainland to explore Johnny Cay, and identify plant and animal life at La Piscinita.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the San Andres Island online trip itinerary builder.

Calgary, Canada to San Andres Island is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Colombia Standard Time (COT) is 2 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Calgary in September, with highs in San Andres Island at 36°C and lows at 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Cartagena, Colombia

— 2 nights

City of Heroes

The site of the continent's first Spanish colony, Cartagena retains much of its colonial flavor thanks to a World Heritage-listed old town, encircled by old walls and protected by imposing fortresses.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa, step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, examine the collection at Choco Museo, contemplate the long history of Torre del Reloj, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Santo Domingo, and finally steep yourself in history at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, examine the collection at Caribe Jewelry Museum & Factory, and then contemplate the long history of Walled City of Cartagena.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cartagena itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from San Andres Island to Cartagena takes 3.5 hours. September in Cartagena sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Bogota, Colombia

— 2 nights

Athens of South America

Colombia's heart and soul, Bogota has earned the nickname "Athens of South America" thanks to its abundance of universities, libraries, and lower-level schools.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Monserrate, admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, then examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), and finally contemplate the long history of Bolivar Square.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bogota holiday builder website.

Getting from Cartagena to Bogota by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cartagena in September, things will get cooler in Bogota: highs are around 22°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Asuncion.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Asuncion, Paraguay

— 1 night

Mother of Cities

Paraguay's capital and economic center, Asuncion ranks among the youngest cities on the continent, with more than half of its residents under 30 years of age.
On the 10th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Museo del Barro, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Etnografico Andres Barbero, then explore the galleries of Casa de la Independencia, and finally ponder the world of politics at Palacio de López.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Asuncion travel route app.

You can fly from Bogota to Asuncion in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Colombia Standard Time to Paraguay Standard Time is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bogota in September: high temperatures in Asuncion hover around 33°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Asuncion

Museums · Historic Sites

Sao Paulo, Brazil

— 4 nights

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Temple of Solomon and Museu da Lingua Portuguesa will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mosteiro De Sao Bento and Matriz Basilica Nossa Senhora Aparecida. Get out of town with these interesting Sao Paulo side-trips: Aparecida (National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida & Passarela da Fe). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Afro Brazil Museum, engage your brain at Museu Catavento, pause for some serene contemplation at São Paulo Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sao Paulo day trip planning site.

You can fly from Asuncion to Sao Paulo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Asuncion to Sao Paulo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Asuncion, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Sao Paulo, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

— 5 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museu Historico do Exercito e Forte de Copacabana and Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Parque Lage and The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Ipanema, admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, and appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro road trip planner.

You can fly from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sao Paulo in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Rio de Janeiro, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Curitiba.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Curitiba, Brazil

— 3 nights

Ecological Capital of Brazil

The word "Brazil" isn't often mentioned in the same breath as "excellent urban planning"--except in Curitiba.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Memorial da Seguranca no Transporte and Museu do Holocausto de Curitiba. Get some historical perspective at Ukranian Memorial and Santuario Tabor Magnificat. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at the Polish Immigration Memorial, explore the world behind art at Museu Oscar Niemeyer, get outside with Estrada Da Graciosa, and walk around Parque Barigui.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Curitiba road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Curitiba in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in September: high temperatures in Curitiba hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Montevideo.

Things to do in Curitiba

Museums · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Parks

Montevideo, Uruguay

— 3 nights
With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pizzorno Family Estates and Bouza Bodega Boutique. Discover out-of-the-way places like Catedral de Montevideo and Palacio Legislativo. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at 1972 Museum, go for a walk through Rambla de Montevideo, admire the masterpieces at Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes Juan Manuel Blanes, and admire the landmark architecture of Palacio Salvo.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Montevideo route maker site.

Traveling by flight from Curitiba to Montevideo takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Curitiba in September; daily highs in Montevideo reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Montevideo

Museums · Wineries · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 4 nights

Queen of La Plata

Cultural capital of South America, Buenos Aires remains one of the largest cities on the continent, serving as a point of departure for exploring the rest of the country.
Get a sense of the local culture at Cemiterio de Recoleta and Puerto Madero. Appreciate the collections at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes and Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Primada, take an in-depth tour of El Zanjon de Granados, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, and steep yourself in history at Plaza Francia.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires sightseeing planner.

Getting from Montevideo to Buenos Aires by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

— 4 nights
Nestled against the foothills of the Andes, scenic San Carlos de Bariloche hugs the southern shore of Nahuel Huapi Lake and ranks among Argentina's top destinations for active outdoor vacations.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get some cultural insight at Museo del Lago Gutierrez and Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Nahuel Huapi. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro, stroll around Parque Nahuelito, take in the waterfront at Isla Victoria, and take a peaceful walk through Sendero de los Arrayanes.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Carlos de Bariloche travel website.

Getting from Buenos Aires to San Carlos de Bariloche by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Buenos Aires in September, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in San Carlos de Bariloche: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Mendoza, Argentina

— 4 nights
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bodega Renacer and Bodega Tierras Altas. Pulenta Estate Winery and Catena Zapata are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Dedicate the 5th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Bodega Chandon, get great views at Cerro de la Gloria, take in the awesome beauty at Parque Provincial Aconcagua, and stroll around Parque General San Martin.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Mendoza online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from San Carlos de Bariloche to Mendoza takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in October, with highs in Mendoza at 28°C and lows at 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

— 5 nights
Major archeological sites and a renowned museum remain the big draws in San Pedro de Atacama tourism, appealing to visitors interested in learning more about South America's pre-Columbian cultures.
Get outdoors at Salar de Tara and Valle Arcoiris. Pukara de Quitor and Museo del Meteorito are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 10th (Sun) exploring nature at Reserva Nacional de Flamencos. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Tebinquinche Lake, take in the natural beauty of Termas Banos de Puritama, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, read San Pedro de Atacama online journey builder.

You can fly from Mendoza to San Pedro de Atacama in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mendoza to San Pedro de Atacama. Traveling from Mendoza in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in San Pedro de Atacama, with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Uyuni.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Uyuni, Bolivia

— 1 night
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Salar de Uyuni.

Make your Uyuni itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from San Pedro de Atacama to Uyuni in 9.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect colder weather when traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in October: highs in Uyuni hover around 8°C, while lows dip to 7°C. On the 13th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Uyuni

Nature · Parks
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Cusco, Peru

— 5 nights

Imperial City

Capital of the Inca Empire for three centuries, World Heritage-listed Cusco is now a major tourist destination, drawing nearly 2 million annual tourists with its well-preserved colonial architecture and proximity to Machu Picchu.
Explore hidden gems such as Sacred Valley of the Incas and exploor. Get some historical perspective at Sacsayhuaman and Q'enqo. Step out of Cusco with an excursion to Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo in Ollantaytambo--about 1h 50 min away. Spend the 16th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at ChocoMuseo, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, delve into the distant past at Centro Historico De Cusco, and contemplate the long history of Tipon.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cusco trip website.

Traveling by flight from Uyuni to Cusco takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Bolivia Time (BOT) to Peru Standard Time (PET) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Uyuni in October, plan for warmer days in Cusco, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Lima.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Lima, Peru

— 3 nights

City of the Kings

Founded in 1535 by Spanish explorer Francisco Pizarro, Lima represents an interesting blend of modern attractions and preserved colonial architecture, much of it clustered in the World Heritage-listed city center.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Nacion, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Our Lady of Mercy, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Lima, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Lima. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Arqueologia, Antropologia e Historia del Peru, get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, then visit Barranco, then make a trip to Miraflores, and finally ponder the design of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor).

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lima tour itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Cusco to Lima takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Lima, with lows of 19°C. On the 21st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Lima

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

— 5 nights
The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
Appreciate the collections at Galeria Aymara and Galeria Exotico Ecuador. Escape the urban bustle at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay and Laguna las Ninfas. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve, take in the dramatic natural features at Las Grietas, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de los Alemanes.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Ayora day trip site.

Do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus from Lima to Puerto Ayora in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Lima in October; daily highs in Puerto Ayora reach 30°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Quito.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Quito, Ecuador

— 4 nights

Light of America

High in the Andean foothills, Quito remains one of the world's most photogenic capital cities, featuring two dramatic mountain ranges as its backdrop.
Basilica del Voto Nacional and Casa Museo Guayasamin are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will get to explore Intinan Museum and Museo Etnohistorico de Artesanias del Ecuador Mindalae. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at La Capilla Del Hombre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, make a trip to Independence Square, and admire the striking features of Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Quito trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Puerto Ayora to Quito takes 9.5 hours. In October, Quito is slightly colder than Puerto Ayora - with highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Quito

Museums · Historic Sites

Colombia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Diverse in terms of landscapes, climates, and cultures, Colombia remains one of South America's least explored tourist destinations, overshadowed by its more popular southern neighbors. Combining the best of what the continent has to offer, a vacation in Colombia allows you to blend outdoor adventures with tours of picture-perfect cobblestoned towns dating back to the colonial era. Tourists on a Colombia holiday can easily hop from sun-kissed coastal spots to the hilly coffee-growing region, where thriving plantations quickly give way to a landscape of snow-covered volcanic peaks and the paramo--alpine ecosystems sheltering some of the rarest plants growing above the continuous forest line.

Paraguay travel guide

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Landmarks · Shopping Malls · Gift & Specialty Shops
Heart of South America
Divided in half by its eponymous river, Paraguay is a land of contrasts, especially between its lush eastern region where most of the population lives and the arid west, filled with rustic villages and old Jesuit colonies. Although under Spanish rule for three centuries and with a recent history of dictatorships and wars, Paraguay retained its native Guarani culture, with more than 80 percent of population of indigenous heritage. You'll find plenty of things to do in Paraguay, from touring cosmopolitan cities and quaint Jesuit colonies, to browsing affordable arts and crafts stores and sailing on rivers that crisscross the diverse natural landscape that makes up this landlocked nation.

Brazil travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Land of Brazilwood
The largest country in South America and the biggest Portuguese-speaking nation in the world, Brazil remains best known for its soccer tradition and annual Carnaval. Most visitors on holiday in Brazil come for the country's outstanding beaches, music, wildlife, and diverse neighborhoods, each one boasting its own distinct character, atmosphere, and way of life. A tour of Brazil reveals a vast land of great natural and human diversity, from its sprawling rainforest wildernesses, to its busy urban centers. There are plenty of things to do in Brazil, from basking on its coastline to chasing the samba scene or catching a picturesque sunset from one of the country's lush mountaintops.

Uruguay travel guide

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Landmarks · Scenic Walking Areas · Art Museums
Switzerland of South America
One of the smallest countries in South America, tourist-friendly Uruguay is often called the "Switzerland of South America" because of its consistent economic development and progressive society. Open-minded Montevideo serves as the starting point of most Uruguay vacations, offering visitors an eclectic cultural scene and a chance to discover some of South America's major architectural treasures. Away from the cosmopolitan capital city, vacations in Uruguay involve exploring wildlife-rich areas along the Atlantic and touring the rustic interior on horseback, gaucho style. In this sports-loving country, the highlight of your Uruguay trip might just be a soccer match between Penarol and Nacional, the country's two major clubs.

Argentina travel guide

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Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water
Land of Contrasts
Home to the highest and lowest points in South America, diverse Argentina enthralls visitors with its contrasting landscapes and rich cultural heritage. A tour of Argentina reveals a sprawling land of fiercely proud and hardworking gauchos, the legendary cowboys of South America's pampas. A vacation in Argentina also leads you to giant urban centers, filled with modern tourist attractions that include fine restaurants, award-winning museums, and renowned public parks, gardens, and zoos. Away from big cities, Argentina sightseeing combines visits to mighty waterfalls situated inside World Heritage-listed national parks in the north of the country, with excursions to icy glaciers in the south.

Chile travel guide

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Landmarks · Parks · Specialty Museums
Land of Poets
Squeezed between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, geographically diverse Chile is a long, thin stretch of land encompassing some of the world's driest deserts in the north, and some of its largest glacial fields in the south. Though most Chile holidays include some form of adventure in the vast wilderness areas, the country also contains charming cities providing plenty of urban things to do and see. Many tours of Chile include at least a brief visit to the country's lush wine regions, where backyard vineyards compete with sprawling estates producing some of the world's most respected whites and reds.

Bolivia travel guide

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Landmarks · Geologic Formations · Specialty Museums
Tibet of the Americas
If you're an adventurous tourist, consider adding a Bolivia vacation to your travel itinerary. A land of rainforests, Andean glaciers, high altitude cities, and rushing rivers, Bolivia remains one of the most remote countries in the Western Hemisphere. With 60 percent of the population made up of indigenous peoples, native cultures permeate thecountry's music, architecture, and arts, as well as local folklore and traditions. Traveling in Bolivia you can experience diverse wildlife and ecosystems, learn about the country's rich history, try out its distinctive cuisine, and practice your Spanish with the locals, known for their clean and easy-to-understand accent.

Peru travel guide

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Historic Sites · Parks · Landmarks
Land of the Incas
In a country renowned for its pre-Columbian archeological sites, no Peru vacation would be complete without an adrenaline-inducing hike to Machu Picchu, World Heritage-listed symbol of the once-mighty Incan Empire. Aside from visiting these spectacular ruins set against the backdrop of photogenic mountain peaks, most holidays in Peru also include an exploration of the country's pretty cities, boasting well-preserved colonial architecture and a slew of modern buildings housing fine museums, galleries, shops, and restaurants. Ideal for active vacationers, Peru trips are also tailor-made for gourmands, as the country's eclectic cuisine blends tasty influences from Africa, Asia, and Europe.

Ecuador travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums
With abundant opportunities to discover fascinating World Heritage Sites, a holiday in Ecuador remains among the most culturally enriching travel experiences. Home to the world's highest active volcano, this little country packs a big punch when it comes to tourist activities. Some of the most popular things to do in Ecuador include visits to its astonishingly biodiverse wilderness areas, home to some 1,500 bird species, 840 species of amphibians and reptiles, and nearly 20,000 plant species. Of course, the highlight of many Ecuador vacations is bound to be the Galapagos Islands, made famous by naturalist Charles Darwin. Aside from the stunning nature, Ecuador also boasts many historic cities filled with photogenic colonial-era churches, mansions, and plazas.