60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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Cartagena, Colombia
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San Andres Island, Colombia
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Quito, Ecuador
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Cusco, Peru
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Uyuni, Bolivia
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
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Salta, Argentina
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Mendoza, Argentina
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
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Puerto Varas, Chile
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Punta Arenas, Chile
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Ushuaia, Argentina
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Florianopolis, Brazil
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Brasilia, Brazil
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Porto Seguro, Brazil
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Salvador, Brazil
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Natal, Brazil
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Cartagena, Colombia

— 3 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver and Caribe Jewelry Museum & Factory. Do some cultural sightseeing at Torre del Reloj and Walking tours. Step out of Cartagena to go to Isla Baru and see Playa Blanca, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, examine the collection at Choco Museo, get engrossed in the history at Museo del Oro Zenu, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cartagena day trip website.

Calgary, Canada to Cartagena is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Calgary to Cartagena due to the time zone difference. In January, Cartagena is warmer than Calgary - with highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to fly to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Cartagena

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

San Andres Island, Colombia

— 2 nights
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Cayo Acuario, then look for all kinds of wild species at La Piscinita, then see the vivid underwater world at West View, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de San Luis. On the next day, take a tour by water with Aquanautas, step off the mainland to explore Cayo Bolivar, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Spratt Bight.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our San Andres Island trip planning website.

Fly from Cartagena to San Andres Island in 3 hours. In January in San Andres Island, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Quito.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Quito, Ecuador

— 3 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.
Intinan Museum and El Panecillo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco and El Palacio de Gobierno. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Casa Museo Guayasamin, get to know the fascinating history of Quito Old Town, admire the landmark architecture of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica del Voto Nacional.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Quito day trip planning website.

Getting from San Andres Island to Quito by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from San Andres Island in January; daily highs in Quito reach 26°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Cusco.

Things to do in Quito

Historic Sites · Museums

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.
Get in touch with nature at Off-Road Tours and Horseback Riding Tours. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tipon and Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cusco: Pisac (in Pisac) and Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo (in Ollantaytambo). Spend the 10th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Tambomachay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and wander the streets of San Blas.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cusco day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Quito to Cusco takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Quito in January, things will get slightly colder in Cusco: highs are around 22°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Uyuni.

Things to do in Cusco

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Uyuni, Bolivia

— 3 nights
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
On the 15th (Sat), get a new perspective on nature at Museo Arquecologia y Antropologico de los Andes Meridionales, examine the collection at Train Cemetery, then see Off-Road Tours, then take in the dramatic natural features at Salar de Uyuni, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo de la Llama y la Sal. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Necropolis & Museum Kawsay Wasy, head off the coast to Isla Incahuasi, and then don't miss a visit to Plaza Arce.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Uyuni day trip planning website.

Getting from Cusco to Uyuni by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Peru Standard Time to Bolivia Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Cusco in January, you will find days in Uyuni are slightly colder (15°C), and nights are a bit warmer (13°C). You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Mon) before leaving for San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Uyuni

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

— 4 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Termas Banos de Puritama and Reserva Nacional de Flamencos. Escape the urban bustle at Tebinquinche Lake and Laguna Cejar. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Valle Arcoiris, explore the ancient world of Pukara de Quitor, explore the activities along Laguna Chaxa, and make a trip to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Pedro de Atacama road trip planner.

You can drive from Uyuni to San Pedro de Atacama in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Uyuni in January, expect nights in San Pedro de Atacama to be little chillier, around 8°C, while days are much hotter, around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Salta.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Salta, Argentina

— 1 night

Salta the Beautiful

Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Virgen de los Tres Cerritos, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cerro San Bernardo, examine the collection at Salta Cabildo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Menor San Francisco, then don't miss a visit to Plaza 9 de Julio, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Salta.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Salta trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from San Pedro de Atacama to Salta in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Chile Standard Time to Argentina Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Salta, with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Mendoza.

Things to do in Salta

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Mendoza, Argentina

— 2 nights
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, learn about winemaking at Bodega Ruca Malen, do a tasting at Bodega Roberto Bonfanti, then take some stellar pictures from Cerro de la Gloria, and finally walk around Parque General San Martin. On your second day here, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Mendoza trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Salta to Mendoza takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salta in January, expect Mendoza to be somewhat warmer, temps between 38°C and 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to fly to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries · Tours · Adventure · Outdoors

San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

— 5 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.
Museo del Lago Gutierrez and Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Nahuel Huapi are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro and River Rafting & Tubing. Take a break from San Carlos de Bariloche with a short trip to Rio Correntoso in Villa La Angostura, about 1h 30 min away. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's much more to do: trek along Refugio Frey, admire the sheer force of Garganta del Diablo, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and stroll around Parque Nahuelito.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Carlos de Bariloche trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Mendoza to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Mendoza, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in San Carlos de Bariloche, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Puerto Varas.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Puerto Varas, Chile

— 3 nights

City of Roses

Overlooking a lake, with a conical volcano looming in the background, Puerto Varas enjoys memorable scenery but retains its authentic atmosphere.
Take a break from the city and head to Lago Todos Los Santos and Volcan Osorno. Explore hidden gems such as Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales and Lake Llanquihue. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Museo Pablo Fierro and admire the sheer force of Petrohué Waterfalls.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Varas trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from San Carlos de Bariloche to Puerto Varas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche to Puerto Varas is minus 1 hour. When traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in January, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Puerto Varas: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can fly to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Punta Arenas, Chile

— 2 nights
An erstwhile hub of the sheep wool industry, Punta Arenas has evolved into a gateway of sorts for hikers, cruise ship passengers, and adventure travelers heading out on the windswept lands of Chile's extreme southern reaches.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): make a trip to Plaza Munoz Gamero, steep yourself in history at Parque del Estrecho de Magallanes, then appreciate the history behind Monumento Al Ovejero, and finally stroll the grounds of Cementerio Municipal.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Punta Arenas route planner.

You can fly from Puerto Varas to Punta Arenas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Puerto Varas in February, you will find days in Punta Arenas are a bit cooler (17°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Ushuaia, Argentina

— 5 nights

End of the World

Often called the "End of the World" because of its position on the southernmost tip of South America, the expanding city of Ushuaia serves as both a busy commercial port and attractive tourist hub.
Let the collections at Antigua Casa de Gobierno and Acatushun Museum capture your imagination. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Laguna Esmeralda and Mirador de Lagos Escondido y Fagnano. Get out of town with these interesting Ushuaia side-trips: Sendero Laguna Negra (in Tolhuin) and Lago Roca (in Tierra del Fuego National Park). There's much more to do: head off the coast to Isla Martillo, don't miss a visit to Les Éclaireurs Lighthouse, grab your bike and head to Ushuaia Bay, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ushuaia itinerary planner.

Take a bus from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. February in Ushuaia sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Florianopolis, Brazil

— 5 nights

Magic Island

Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fundacao Projeto TAMAR - Florianopolis and Lagoinha do Leste. Visit Praia do Santinho and Daniela's Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Florianopolis: Praia de Mariscal (in Bombinhas), Praia de Bombas (in Bombas) and Praia das Laranjeiras (in Balneario Camboriu). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Da Lagoa, stroll through Garopaba Beach, wander the streets of Costa da Lagoa, and step off the mainland to explore Campeche Island.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Florianopolis day trip planning app.

You can fly from Ushuaia to Florianopolis in 15 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Ushuaia in February: high temperatures in Florianopolis hover around 34°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Brasilia.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Brasilia, Brazil

— 2 nights

Capital of Hope

Although it lacks the cultural flair of Rio de Janeiro and the massive urban sprawl of Sao Paulo, Brasilia holds a fascinating place in the tapestry of Brazil.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): take in the views from Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge, admire the landmark architecture of Ermida Dom Bosco, then stroll around Parque da Cidade Sarah Kubitschek, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Dom Bosco, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo da Boa Vontade. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico de Brasilia, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Paranoa, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igrejinha N.S. De Fatima church, then browse the exhibits of Memorial JK, and finally look for gifts at Terraco Shopping.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Brasilia visit planning site.

Traveling by flight from Florianopolis to Brasilia takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Florianopolis in February, plan for a bit cooler nights in Brasilia, with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Brasilia

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Nature

Porto Seguro, Brazil

— 5 nights
In a sense, Porto Seguro is where Brazil as a country began, marking the spot where Portuguese explorers first arrived in the 16th century.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Igreja Matriz Nossa Senhora D'Ajuda and Centro Historico. Visit Praia de Taipe and Praia dos Coqueiros for some beach relaxation. Explore Porto Seguro's surroundings by going to Santa Cruz Cabralia (Lencois Beach & Coroa Vermelha Beach). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Joao Batista, enjoy the sand and surf at Rio da Barra Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Parracho Beach, and make a trip to Largo da Ajuda.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Porto Seguro day trip tool.

Getting from Brasilia to Porto Seguro by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Brasilia in February, expect a bit warmer with lows of 26°C in Porto Seguro. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Salvador.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Salvador, Brazil

— 4 nights

Black Rome

Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ilha dos Frades and Flamengo Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Imbassai Beach and Guarajuba Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Salvador: Praia do Forte (Praia do Lord, Dolphin & Whale Watching, &more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Santo Antonio da Barra Fort and Nautic Museum of Bahia, admire the masterpieces at MAM Museu de Arte Moderna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sao Francisco Church and Convent, and admire the striking features of Church of Our Lady of the Rosary of the Black People.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Salvador journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Porto Seguro to Salvador takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. February in Salvador sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can fly to Natal.

Things to do in Salvador

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Natal, Brazil

— 5 nights

City of the Sun

The promise of sun, sand, and surf generates plenty of tourism in Natal.
Visit Camurupim Beach and Cotovelo Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Pirangi do Norte Beach and Morro do Careca. Get out of town with these interesting Natal side-trips: Praia da Pipa (Chapadao Hill, Baia dos Golfinhos, &more). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Genipabu Beach, see Off-Road Tours, and stroll around Parque das Dunas.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Natal holiday builder app.

Traveling by flight from Salvador to Natal takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Natal are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Natal

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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.

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.

Peru travel guide

4.6
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.

Bolivia travel guide

4.2
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.

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.

Argentina travel guide

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Landmarks · Bodies of Water · Specialty Museums
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.

Brazil travel guide

4.4
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.