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Top 25 Attractions in South America

  • 8.7 /10
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    An areal view of part of Iguazu Falls.
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    The spectacular South American Iguazu Falls, which are located along the border of Brazil and Argentina, are considered a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site. These falls are much taller (or longer, however you want to look at it) than Niagara Falls and are nearly four times as wide, with an impressive 275 different cascades and individual waterfalls plunging about 270 feet into the gorge below ...

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    Part of the Galapagos Islands west of Ecuador's mainland.
    About 1,000 km off the western coast of Ecuador, a Galapagos Island tour offers a thoroughly unique experience. The only water park is the ocean, and the only rides have sails or two wheels. There is no place like them anywhere else on Earth. The Galapagos Islands off the coast of Ecuador could be among the last truly unexplored frontiers on the planet ...

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    The famous Christ the Redeemer Statue overlooking Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.
    'Corcovado' means hunchback, and that is how this granite hill looks like. Its original name is Pinaculo da Tentacao, or Pinnacle of Temptation. Corcovado with the Redemptor statue and a set of equally enchanting attractions are found in central Rio de Janeiro in Brazil ...

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  • 8.4 /10
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    Picture of Angel Falls in Venezuela.
    Spilling out from its lofty height of some 980 meters, the water at Angel Falls provides much of the beauty of this, the tallest waterfall in the world. It shows you a fascinating example of the powerful force of nature, which is now considered among the world's eight natural wonders. Its height makes it 15 times higher than Niagara Falls ...

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    A aerial view of part of the Amazon forest in South America.
    The increasing attention given to the state of the world's environment has sparked interest in ecotourism – tours that serve people who want to see the earth's wild places while reducing the environmental impact of their visits. The development of a tourist destination usually involves the construction of hotels, restaurants, and roads and services' corresponding infrastructure to maintain them ...

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  • 8.3 /10
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    A colourful woman at the Rio de Janeiro Carnival in Brazil.
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    Traveling around the world searching for the most famous, exciting, and downright fun places to visit, Rio de Janeiro's Carnival would be one of the finest and most important stops in Brazil.  The Rio Carnival coincides with the 40 days before Lent. Because during Lent, Roman Catholics are supposed to abstain from all bodily pleasures, the Carnival is held as a lead-up to this season ...

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  • 8.2 /10
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    A beautiful view of a small village on a peninsula in Lake Titicaca, Bolivia.
    Lake Titicaca, or Lago Titicaca in Spanish,  is one of the most spectacular high-altitude lake in the world.

    This famous natural attraction straddles the border between two countries – Peru and Bolivia. It is located at the very southeastern border of Peru and just 50 km west of Bolivia's capital city LaPaz ...

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  • 8.2 /10
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    Some "moai" statues on Easter Island, Chile.
    Shimmering, luminous days on an island thousands of miles from anywhere…Unspoiled natural beauty in a tropical island setting – without the bright lights and frenetic pace of a typical resort…Mysterious statues that walked to their resting places and a more mysterious culture that erected them…These are just a few of the attractions of the beautiful, mysterious island of Rapa Nui, better known to most of us as Easter Island. Located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, Rapa Nui is over 3,000 km from the central coast of Chile and 1900 km from the closest inhabited island, making it one of the world's most remote places ...

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    A "mystical" photography of the Mitad del Mundo in Ecuador.
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    La Mitad del Mundo in Ecuador features a curious attraction – it lies smack in the middle of the world, which is exactly what La Mitad del Mundo means. La Mitad is to be found beyond the Pomasqui village, near the village of San Antonio del Pichincha. A long avenue there that features a monument that they say lies on the equator or near it ...

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    A splendid view of Sugar Loaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
    Glide along the city of Rio de Janeiro aboard one of the cable cars from Sugar Loaf Mountain. Pao de Acucar (or Sugarloaf Mountain) is one of the popular attractions to be found in Rio de Janeiro. It has served as an important landmark through the years, guiding the first Portuguese safely into Guanabara Bay ...

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  • 7.8 /10
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    A view at the top of the Monserrate mountain in Bogotá.
    Cerro de Monserrate is a 3152-meter high mountain in the Santa Fe district of the Colombian capital Bogotá. Its summit rises on the southeastern edge of the city. Together with Cerro de Guadalupe (3317 meters), located about 1,600 meters to the south, it dominates the capital's panorama and is visible from almost everywhere, making it the trademark of Bogotá ...

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    Panoramic view of the salty red lagoon (Laguna Colorada) in Bolivia.
    The Laguna Colorada is located in the Andean plateaus of Bolivia, just southwest of it. It is within Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve near the Chilean border. It is a 60-square kilometer shallow salt lake with white borax islands that provide good contrast to all that red water ...

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  • 7.8 /10
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    A view of the peak of the Alpayamo mountain in Peru.
    Alpamayo Mountain Peak in Peru is a place of ethereal beauty and splendor. At its peak, you may reach the 'roof of the world'. It has the distinction of being voted as 'the most beautiful peak in the world'. And UNESCO concurs with this vote ...

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  • 7.5 /10
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    A lighthouse on the Beagle Canal in Argentina
    One of the great destinations in Argentina is the Beagle Canal. The climate is relatively consistent year-round, and it has some great activities for travels and amazing landscapes for photographers. The best vacation along this area is taking a cruise from Ushuaia through the canal, bays, and islets, plus there are plenty of great animals, birds, and places to see ...

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  • * Regular pre-pandemic touristic activity level.

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