South America Travel Sitemap - Page 1 2016-09-26

Fiestas, Festivals and Holidays of South America
Holidays, fiestas and festivals, whether religious or secular, hold a favored place in Latin American culture. Enjoy Christmas, carnaval, Easter, Inti Raymi, New Year's and other festivals, eventa and holidays in South America.

The Best Things to Do in South America in Fall
Fall is the perfect time to visit South America with so many ways to meet locals. Here's our picks for the best things to do in South America in fall.

Tourism, attrations, sightseeing, geography, sports and recreation in the Andes region of Colombia.
Tourism, attrations, sightseeing, geography, sports and recreation in the Andes region of Colombia.

Bogota, Colombia - An Overview Travel Guide
Bogota, Colombia is a city of contrasts, cultures and history. Learn how to get around the city and what places to visit while you're there.

7 Best Waterfalls in South America
South America is a land of vast wilderness and beautiful nature. There are many large waterfalls in South America that are a must-visit stop on any itinerary.

Plan Your Trip to South America
Plan your trip to South America from choosing your destination to packing your bags, with information about required documents, health and safety, tours and specialized travel, reservation help, and travel and packing tips.

Top Destinations - Your Must See Attractions in South America
These are the top attractions on everybody's travel list: Machu Picchu, Angel Falls, the Galapagos, the Amazon, Patagonia, Lake Titicaca, Iguazu Falls, Nazca, the Andes and other locations. Consult these resources for attractions, tours, getting there and when to go advice, tours, sports and recreational activities, plus lodgings, and where applicable, food and drink.

Amazonia: Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela, Colombia and the Guianas
Maps, photos, descriptions, tours, jungle lodges, sightseeing, conservation issues, expeditions and resources for the Amazon river and its tributaries in the rainforests of Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Colombia, Suriname and the Guianas.

Countries and Territories of South America
An array of resources for attractions, cities, regions, culture, geography, history, maps, when to go and how to get there advice, plus a rich assortment of travel articles, top destinations, trip planning, festivals, photo galleries and more about the countries and territories of South America.

Machu Picchu, Peru
Tourism, sightseeing, attractions, sports and recreation, plus photos for Machu Picchu, Peru, the most visited ruins in South America.

Patagonia
Tourism, attractions, sightseeing, sports and recreation for the region shared by Argentina and Chile, including lakes, mountains, glaciers, fjords, and spectacular national parks.

The Best Beaches in South America Won't Disappoint
South America is known for its adventure but If you're looking for sun and fun don't miss out on the best beaches in South America.

Dia del Trabajador: Day of the Worker in South America
On the first day of May in South America you can expect to find businesses closed for the day as people celebrate Day of the Worker in South America.

Bolivia
Travel planner, maps, pictures, accommodations, photos, sightseeing, geography, art and entertainment plus sports and recreational activities in the Andes, Altiplano, the lowlands and the rainforests of Bolivia.

What is Fiestas Patrias? Chile's Most Important Holiday
Traveling to Chile in September? Your first question is likely what is Fiestas Patrias? Chile's most significant holidays that you won't want to miss.

Cities and Regions of Bolivia
Tourism, sightseeing, geography, art and entertainment and practical facts for cities and regions of the Andes, the altiplano, the Amazon Basin, Yungas, and the salt flat areas of Bolivia.

Peru
Travel planning, tourism, sightseeing, geography, sports, art, entertainment, and practical facts for Machu Picchu, Nazca Lines, Lima, Cuzco, Colca Canyon, the coast, the Andes and the rain forests of Peru.

Amazing Race 7 - First Stop Peru
Amazing Race 7 featured its worldwide journey with the first stop in Peru, teams encountered language problems, llamas and the ancient city of Cuzco.

The Seven Natural Wonders of South America
With a diverse geography it is difficult to choose seven natural wonders of South America but here are some great contenders for this list.

Andes and Altiplano Regions of Bolivia
Tourism, sightseeing, geography, sports and recreation and practical facts for this area of Bolivia.

Cities and Regions of Peru
Tourism, attractions, sightseeing, geography, history, art, culture, sports, recreation and practical facts for the cities and regions of the Andes, Amazon rain forests and the coasts of Peru.

Oruro Carnival in Bolivia: Don't Miss the Devil's Dance
Oruro Carnival in Bolivia features a devil dance that is traditional and unforgettable, featuring hundreds of devils in monstrous costumes.

7 South American Gifts for Travelers
If you are traveling to South America or know someone who is, don't forget these seven South American gifts which will make your trip so much better..

Esmeraldas, Ecuador: beautiful beaches and rich history
Esmeraldas Ecuador is a popular spot with white sand beaches and ecological reserves but also has a fascinating history of escaping slavery.

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Documentaries about South America
These Latin American documentaries will inspire your next trip and also help you better understand the cultural and political climate in South America

Tsanta: Shrunken Heads in South America. Real or fake?
The Jivaro tribes of Ecuador and Peru would shrink enemy's head as a battle trophy. Called tsanta, they are now sold as souvenirs, but are they real?

Suggestions and Recommendations for Travel in South America
Gathered here are the guide suggestions and recommendations for things to do and see, places to stay and dine, excursions, guide books, travel accessories, items of cultural or historical significance that will add a bit of extra spice to your travel planning.

Pelourinho, Salvador, Brazil
Pelourinho, the old historic center of Salvador. Centered around the old slave auction, check out our list of what to do in Pelourinho.

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Galapapos Archipelago
Tourism, sightseeing, wildlife, sports and recreation on and around the islands of the Galapagos, a possession of Ecuador.

10 Awesome Animals to See in the Galapagos
Every trip through the Galapagos Islands is different, depending on routes and seasons, but there is no shortage of amazing animals to see in the Galapagos.

Brazil
Travel planner, tourism, pictures, maps, sightseeing, geography, art, cuisine, culture, religions, entertainment and more related resources about Brazil's varied regions, from the Amazon to the beaches.

Cities and Regions of Brazil
Articles, attractions, guided tours and tourism, including accommodations, sightseeing, geography, for the cities and regions of Central West, The North, The Northeast, The South and the Southeastern Coast of Brazil.

Northeastern Region of Brazil
Attractions, sightseeing, geography, sports and recreation in the states of Bahia, Pernambuco, Sergipe, Alagoas, Paraiba, Rio Grande do Norte, Olinda, Ceará, Maranhão, Piaui and the cities of Salvador de Bahia, Porto Seguro, Recife, Natal, Fortaleza and São Luis.

Top 10 Things to Do in Recife
The attractions of Recife are becoming known to more travelers and include beaches, art and entertainment, cultural heritage, and side trips to Olinda.

Ten Cheapest Cities in South America
South America is large and some countries are for budget backpackers, others better for luxury travel. Here are the cheapest cities in South America.

25 Best Hotels In South America
Many people foolishly believe South America doesn't have luxury accommodation. Check out our picks for the best hotels in South America.

25 Best Hotels In South America
Many people foolishly believe South America doesn't have luxury accommodation. Check out our picks for the best hotels in South America.

25 Best Hotels In South America
Many people foolishly believe South America doesn't have luxury accommodation. Check out our picks for the best hotels in South America.

The 19 Best Beaches in South America
With long coastlines and white sand South America is home to spectacular sun vacations, check out the 19 best beaches in South America.

Eight Reasons to Visit South America
One of the most underrated destinations, there are so many great reasons to visit South America. With culture, history and architecture check out our top picks.

Iguazu Falls
Tourism, attractions, sightseeing, sports and recreation for Iguazu Falls, also called Foz do Iguaçu or Salto Iguassu, on the Rio Parana, the border between Brazil and Argentina.

Iguazu Falls, Argentina-Brazil Border, South America
Iguazu Falls is one of the top destinations in South America. Taller than Niagara Falls, discover why Iguazu Falls is always a thrill.

What's So Special About Christmas in Peru
Christmas in Peru is a special time of year with colourful parties, music and of course food. Don't miss out on these great Christmas traditions.

Traditional Christmas in Ecuador
A colorful celebration with traditional religious events with local traditions, here's what you need to know about Christmas in Ecuador

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Summer Festivals in South America
There are fantastic summer festivals in South America, here is the ultimate list of festivals you don't want to miss.

Culture and History of South America - South American History and Culture
Broaden your knowledge of South American culture through languages, literature, music, dance, film, news and current events, religions, customs, art, handicrafts and special occasions.

Sports and Recreation in South America
If you're into skiing, soccer, also called futbol, racing, climbing, diving, polo, surfing, trekking, biking, fishing, sailing, kayaking, rafting, and any number of extreme sports, South America is the place. Browse these resources for sports and recreational activities for single travelers, groups and families.

13 Extreme Adventures in South America
South America has lots to offer to thrill seekers and adrenaline junkies, check out the best extreme adventures to have in South America.

13 Extreme Adventures in South America
South America has lots to offer to thrill seekers and adrenaline junkies, check out the best extreme adventures to have in South America.

The Best Things to Do in South America in November
South America has fewer crowds, lots of culture and beautiful landscapes. Find out where to go in South America if you are visiting in November.

5 Things Not to Do in South America
Wondering what to do in South America? You might be surprised at just how much it has to offer. There are many ways but do not make these 5 mistakes.

A Guide to the Patagonia Glaciers
Perito Moreno is one of the most famous of the Patagonia glaciers. Here's what you need to know about traveling to Argentina to see glaciers.

Inti Raymi, Festival of the Sun in Cuzco Peru
Inti Raymi, the Festival of the Sun, is the annual recreation of an important Inca ceremony and brings multitudes of visitors to Cuzco, Peru.

Christmas in Argentina: Traditions You Need to Know
Christmas in Argentina is one of the most special times of the year, learn about the traditions you won't want to miss during this important holiday.

Easter in Latin America: Semana Santa in South America
Easter in Latin America is known as Semana Santa or Holy Week. It is the most important religious festival in South America and a great time to visit.

Best Hotels for Families in South America
Take the guess work out of traveling in South America, if you're traveling with kids here are the best hotels for families in South America.

Best Hotels for Families in South America
Take the guess work out of traveling in South America, if you're traveling with kids here are the best hotels for families in South America.

South America Travel Tips
South America Travel Tips includes packing, safety, travel insurance, safety precautions, distance, metric and temperature onverters, packing smart, traveling light and more helpful suggestions.

La Paz Bolivia - Travel Planning Guide
La Paz Bolivia is one of two capitals of Bolivia. Here's the ultimate guide to La Paz - nicknamed the city that touches the clouds.

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Chile Beaches: Don't Miss the Best Places to Visit
With almost 3000 miles of coastline, there are hundreds of Chile beaches, coves and inlets for swimming, diving, surfing, windsurfing and sea fishing.

Top 10 Things to Do in Colombia
The only country in South America with coasts on the Pacific and Caribbean there are so many things to do in Colombia from beaches to colonial cities.

Greatest Natural Wonders of South America
South America has so many marvels of landscape, wildlife and geographic formations. Discover the top natural wonders of South America.

The Largest City in South America Ranked by Population
The largest city in South America Ranked by Population. Not all cities are tourist destinations, but each has its own attractions, history and sightseeing opportunities.

Top 10 Most Popular Cities South American Cities
The ultimate guide to the best South American cities for any holiday. Want a great party or the most beautiful beach? Read on for our best picks.

Best Museums in Quito, Ecuador
Some of the best museums in Ecuador are in Quito, check out our picks for the ones you cannot miss.

The Most Expensive South American Countries
South America can be a great destination for budget travelers. Check out our guide to the most expensive and least expensive countries in South America

Don't Miss These 20 Trails Hiking South America
With the Andes and pre-Columbian ruins hiking South America has some of the most beautiful views. Here's the top 20 hiking spots in South America.

Coastal Regions of Colombia
Tourism, attractions, sightseeing, geography, sports and recreation for the Pacific and Caribbean coasts of Colombia.

Top 8 Things to Do and See in Cartagena, Colombia
The Colombian city is a popular resort and attraction you can spend several days in. Check out our with the best things to do in Cartagena Colombia.

Christmas in Venezuela
Christmas in Venezuela is one of the most important times of the year, discover the food, music and dance traditions that make Christmas special in Venezuela.

South American Wildlife: Animals You Cannot Miss
South American wildlife is abundant with many species and a treat for wildlife photographers, birders and adventure explorers with animals you cannot find elsewhere.

Most Popular Cities in Brazil
These popular cities in Brazil share something in common: they are all excellent examples of Brazil's varied regions, attractions and culture.

Top 50 Places to See in South America
Our definitive list of the best places to see in South America, don't plan a holiday without first checking out this complete list.

Top 50 Places to See in South America
Our definitive list of the best places to see in South America, don't plan a holiday without first checking out this complete list.

Top 50 Places to See in South America
Our definitive list of the best places to see in South America, don't plan a holiday without first checking out this complete list.

Top 50 Places to See in South America
Our definitive list of the best places to see in South America, don't plan a holiday without first checking out this complete list.

Top 50 Places to See in South America
Our definitive list of the best places to see in South America, don't plan a holiday without first checking out this complete list.

Cities of Argentina Map
Click on a city name on this map of Argentina to find extensive resources for lodging, sightseeing, geography, history, art, culture, sports, recreation and more.

Brazil Holidays and Festivals
National Holidays and Festivals observed in Brazil

Paraguay Holidays and Festivals
National Holidays and Festivals observed in Paraguay.

Elevation Extremes of South America
Extemes in elevation in South America range from Cerro Aconcagua to the lowest[R]point in Peninsula Valdes, both in Argentina. Other countries have their high and low spots, too,

South America Travel Guide
South America travel: including Brazil, Colombia, Argentina, Peru, Ecuador, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay, venezuela, Suriname, French Guiana and Guyana on About.com.

Dia de Los Santos - A Celebration in South America
Dia de los Santos, or All Saints Day, is celebrated throughout Latin America as a reaffirmation of life and a way to honor saints and the dead.

Argentina Independence Day - What You Need to Know
Argentina Independence Day is celebrated on July 9, the day declaring independence from Spain. Find out why this is one of the biggest celebrations in Argentina.

Northern Atlantic Coast Region of Argentina
This portion of Buenos Aires province, from the capital city south past Bahia Blanca, boasts a number of seaside resorts, great views and a dedicated tourism industry.

Religions of Brazil
Resources, rituals, music and detailed information about the Orisha religion, Macumba, Candomblé and Jewish Brazil.

Sao Paulo Brazil
Everything to know about Sao Paulo Brazil.

Buenos Aires
The Capital City. South America Travel.

Archaeology and Archaeological Sites of South America
Archaeology is defined as the systematic study of past human life and culture by the recovery and examination of remaining material evidence, such as graves, buildings, tools, and pottery. Here you'll find resources for sites in South America.

Pampas of Argentina
Things to do and see, and places to stay and eat during your visit to Buenos Aires, including the Atlantic coast area, La Pampa, Santa Fe and Cordoba provinces.

Patagonia and Southern Atlantic Coast of Argentina
Things to do and see, places to stay and eat during your visit to Neuquen, Rio Negro, Chubut, and Santa Cruz provinces in Argentine Patagonia, including coastal cities from Viedma to Tierra del Fuego along the southern Atlantic coat.

Cities and Regions of Argentina
Tourism, attractions, sightseeing, geography, photos, maps, art and entertainment, sports and recreation and practical information about the cities and regions of the Chaco, Cuyo and the Andean Northwest, Mesopotamia and the Northeast, the Pampas, Patagonia, the Lake District and Tierra del Fuego.

Central West Region of Brazil - Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Goias, Pantanal
Attractions, sightseeing, geography, sports and recreation in the states of Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Goias, the Pantanal and the federal district of Brazilia.

Southeast Region of Brazil
Attractions, sightseeing, geography, sports and recreation in the states of Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Espiritu Santo, Minas Gerais and the cities of Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Belo Horizonte and Búzios.

El Norte Chico Region of Chile
Resources for the Norte Chico, or Small North, which encompasses the regions of Atacama (3) and Coquimbo (4) include travel and tourism information for the main cities of Copiapo, La Serena, Coquimbo, Chanaral, the astronomical observatories of La Silla, European Southern Observatory and El Tololo, the famous Elqui Valley, a number of beach resorts and national parks.

Cities and Regions of Chile
Tourism, maps, guided tours and resources for travel, sightseeing, geography, art and entertainment, sports and recreation, for the cities and twelve regions of Chile from the Atacama to Cape Horn. The regions are identified by both number and name.

Central Zone and Metropolitan Disctrict of Chile
Tourism, sightseeing, maps, geography, accommodations, food and drink, photos, and travel resources for Santiago, Vina del Mar, Valparaiso, Rancagua, Pichilemu, Curico, Talca, Cauquenes and Robinson Crusoe island included in Valparaíso, Libertador General Bernardo O'Higgins, Maule, and Metropolitan regions (5, 6 and 7, respectively).

Cities and Regions of Ecuador
Tourism, attractions, sightseeing, geography, history, art, culture, sports, recreation and practical facts for the cities and the three regions of Ecuador: coast, Andes and Amazon rain forest.

Food and Drink in Brazil
This huge country offers a cuisine as diverse as its regions and climates, with many dishes showing their African roots. Enjoy these resources for Brazilian cuisine, recipes to enjoy at home either in preparation for your travels in Brazil or as souvenirs of your visit.

Trek and Hike South America
From easy to very challenging, these opportunities in the Andes and other locations provide ample opportunity to trek, hike and climb in awesome surroundings.

Argentina
Travel planning, maps, photos, sightseeing, geography, art and entertainment, sports and recreation, regional information about Argentina from Buenos Aires and Iguazú Falls to the tip of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego. Browse through the resources for city and regional lodgings, attractions, sightseeing, Argentine culture, entertainments, touring, food and drink, plus holidays and practical facts.

Brazilian Art, Culture, and Entertainment
Museums, art, food and drink, literature, online guides, music, film, religion, language, folklore, authors, poets and related resources for the art and culture of Brazil.

Chile
Travel planner, tourism, accommodations, maps, pictures, sightseeing, geography, sports, recreation, art, culture and entertainment plus practical facts, from the Atacama Desert to the tip of Chilean Patagonia..

Colombia
Travel planner, tourism, sightseeing, geography, art, culture, entertainment, sports and recreation, for the two coasts, the Andes and the interior rainforest of Colombia.

Ecuador
Travel planner, tourism, photos, sightseeing, geography, sports, art, entertainment andpractical facts for the coast, the Galapagos Islands, the Andes and the interior rainforests of Ecuador.

History of South America
Kings, empires, revolutions, juntas, larger-than-life historical figures, explorations, archaeology, coups, Wars of Independence, the Conquista, Inca Empire plus modern-day struggles and issues. Enhance your knowledge of South America to enrich your travels with these resources about the historical background and current issues.

Paraguay
Travel planning, tourism, sightseeing, geography, sports, culture, and practical facts for Asuncion, the Gran Chaco and other areas of Paraguay.

Suriname
Travel planning, tourism, sightseeing, geography, sports, culture and practical tips for the coast and the rain forests of tropical Suriname.

Uruguay
Travel planning, tourism, sightseeing, geography, sports, art, entertainment, and practical facts for the coasts and the interior region of Uruguay.

Venezuela
Travel planning, tourism, geography, sports, art and entertainment, and practical facts for the coasts and the interior regions of Venezuela.

Languages Spoken in South America - Guide to South America Languages
Get some basic tips and phrases on various languages spoken in South America.

Latin American Cuisine, Food and Drink
Be prepared for your travel in South America with knowledge about the cuisine and food preparation. Latin American cuisine is a tasty blend of indigenous foods and methods of preparation, international influences and ethnic influences. Browse through these resources for food and drink, customs, recipes that will bring the flavors of Latin America to your table.

Recipes from Latin America
Recipes from the countries of Latin America. Some are in English, others in Spanish or Portuguese. You're welcome to add your recipes to this collection.

Pictures of Argentina Photo Gallery
Photos, virtual tours and pictures of Argentina include Iguazu Falls, Mesopotamia, Buenos Aires, Patagonia, the Andean Northwest and the Lake District, Tierra del Fuego and points in between plus a selection of Historical Photos.

Overview Of The Barranco District Of Lima
The cultural heart of Lima, Barranco is becoming one of the most popular neighborhoods for tourists seeking boutique hotels and a bohemian experience.

Guayaquil Itinerary: How To Spend A Day In Guayaquil
The largest city in Ecuador, Guayaquil is overlooked by many tourists but there are many great things to see and do.

Andean Northwest Region of Argentina
Tourism, attractions, sightseeing, geography, photos, maps, art and entertainment, sports and recreation and practical information about the provinces of Jujuy, Salta, Tucuman, La Rioja, Catamarca and Santiago del Estero.

Chaco Region of Argentina
Tourism, art and culture, food and dining sightseeing, sports, tours, history and geography

Archaeology and Research in Bolivia
Archaeological research, sites and past cultures.

Central South Region of Barzil - Santa Catarina, Rio Grande do Sul and Parana
Attractions, sightseeing, geography, sports and recreation and practical facts for the states of Santa Catarina, Rio Grande do Sul, Parana and the cities of Florianopolis, Curitiba and Porto Alegre.

Northern Region of Brazil
Attractions, sightseeing, geography, sports and recreation for the Amazon and the states of Pará, Tocantins, Roraima, Amazonas, Amapá, Rondônia and the cities of Belem, Macapa, Manaus, Boa Vista, Santarem, Porto Velho and Rio Branco.

El Norte Grande de Chile
Resources for El Norte Grande of Chile, which encompasses Regions 1 (Tarapacá) and 2 (Antofagasta), include travel, accommodations, sightseeing, geography, history, pictures, maps and information for the principal cities ofArica and Antofagasta, also Calama, San Pedro de Atacama, El Tatío Geyser, Chuquicamata Copper Mine, the old nitrate mines and the archaeological remains of Andean Cultures.

North and South Patagonia of Chile
Tourism, attractions, sports and recreations, sightseeing, maps, pictures, tourism and travel resources for Chilean Patagonia, divided into two sub-regions: north and south. Patagonia Norte includes part of Los Lagos (10) and Aysen (11) regions. Patagonia Sur includes the Magallanes region (12) and the Chilean Antarctic Territory.

Valparaiso and Isla Negra, Chile
Tourism, attractions, accommodations, food and drink, sports and recreation and practical information.

Santiago, Chile
Tourism, sightseeing, sports and recreation, accommodations, food and drink, geography, culture, education, business, education and practical information about the capital of Chile.

Sur and Lake District of Chile
Resources for the three regions of Bío-Bío (8), Araucanía (9) and most of Los Lagos (10) includes tourism, sightseeing, travel information for Chillan, Concepcion, Temuco, Valdivia, Osorno, Puerto Montt, and Isla de Chiloe. Attractions include hot springs, lakes, ski, adventure and Eco tourism, and cultural expressions of the Mapuche culture.

Vina del Mar and Concon, Chile
Tourism, attractions, accommodations, geography, history, sports and recreation, food and drink, sightseeing, and beaches.

Chile's Capital City
Discover the best of Chile's largest city.

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tourism, sightseeing, geography, photos, maps, art and entertainment and attractions for the capital of Argentina. Buenos Aires is a large, sprawling city composed of neighborhoods, each with its own distinct flavor.

Geography and Wildlife of Argentina
Maps, weather, geographical descriptions, wildlife and national parks of Argentina.

History of Argentina
Geopolitical information, historical references, maps, photos, gauchos, Eva Peron, and related resources about Argentina

Lake District of Argentina
Tourism, attractions, sightseeing, geography, photos, maps, art and entertainment, sports and recreation and practical information about the lake district of Argentina.

Archaeology and Research in Brazil
Archaeology and Research includes sites, cultures and more

Archaeology and Research in the Caribbean Countries of South America
Archaeological information about Guyana, French Guiana and Suriname

Archaeology and Research in Chile
Archaeological sites and research.

Archaeology and Research in Colombia
Resources include sites, cultures and ruins

Archaeology and Research in Ecuador
Resources include sites, cultures and research

Andes Region of Ecuador
Tourism, attractions, sightseeing, places to stay and eat, sports and recreation and practical facts for the Andean region of Ecuador.

Coastal Region of Ecuador
Tourism, attractions, sightseeing, sports and recreation and practical facts for the coastal region of Ecuador.

Rainforest Region of Ecuador
Tourism, attractions, sightseeing, sports and recreation plus practical facts for the rainforest region of Ecuador.

Archaeology and Research in Peru
Archaeology and Research in Peru includes sites, cultures and ruins

Andes and Altiplano Region of Peru
The Andes bisect Peru from the northern, tropical regions on the Ecuadorian border, through high peaks and the altiplano to the barren, high desert on the southern border with Chile. Along the mountains lie many of Peru's top destinations.Articles, maps, guided tours and resources for tourism, sightseeing, geography, art and entertainment, sports and recreation, for the Andes of Peru.

Northern Coast Region of Peru
Articles, maps, guided tours and resources for tourism, sightseeing, geography, art and entertainment, sports and recreation, for the Peruvian coast north of Lima/Callao.

Amazon Rainforest Region of Peru
The Peruvian Amazon basin stretches in a crescent shape from Ecuador, across Colombia and Brazil to the Bolivian border. Many rivers, a huge variety of wildlife, jungle lodges and river cruises bring visitors to the area, divided at into northern and southern regions at Pucallpa.

Southern Coast Region of Peru
The coast of Peru around and south of Lima is a great area for exploring wildlife, Pisco, beaches and sandboarding, natural oases, pre-Columbian history and the White City of Arequipa, the Nazca lines and the extremely deep Colca Canyon. Adventure and sporting opportunities abound. Articles, maps, guided tours and resources for tourism, sightseeing, geography, art and entertainment, sports and recreation, for the Peruvian coast south of Lima/Callao.

Where to learn a language
Spanish, Portuguese, French, there are many languages you can learn in South America.

South American Cuisine - Appetizers, Entremeses and Aperetivos
Enjoy these traditional appetizers, called entremeses or aperetivos, from South America and add a new twist to your menus.

Argentine Art, Culture and Entertainment
Literature, music, languages, tango, museums, food and drink, education, media, authors, poets, gauchos, nightlife, and other forms of entertainment.

South American Cuisine - Breads and Pastries
Bread is an ancient and sustaining food, and South America has its share of varieties. Pastries, while not the food of life, are certainly one of the pleasures.

South American Cuisine - Meat Entrees
South American parrilladas are famous, and you'll also enjoy the taste and flavor of these traditional meat entrees.

Recipe of the Week from South America for Visitors
Enjoy this collection of recipes, added once a week, and savor the many flavors of South American cuisine. Appetizers, entrees, side dishes, salads, seafood, desserts: try one or all!

Recipes from Argentina
Argentina is known for beef. Prepared in barbeques, as an asado or parrillada, or in other ways, beef is consumed in great quantities. But there's more to Argentine cuisine than beef. Explore these recipes.

Recipes from Brazil
Fresh fruits and vegetables, often offered in open air markets, are a staple of Brazilian recipes.

Recipes from Chile
Chile is known for its fruits, vegetables and seafood. You can buy all these, and more, at Santiago's Mercado Central and at markets throughout the country.

Recipes from Suriname
Like the country, Suriname's cuisine is a blend of cultures and ethnic food preferences from Dutch, Indian, West African, Creole, Indonesian, Chinese, Libanese and Jewish kitchens. These recipes include a tropical touch with local fruits and produce, including hot peppers, to create a distinctive flavor.

Recipes from Uruguay
Uruguay shares much of the Argentine tradition of meat and lots of it. Asados of lamb and beef are a staple, and a chivito is a popular steak sandwich.

South American Cuisine - Salads
Add these colorful salads to your menu and enjoy a colorful salad for one or for a crowd.

South American Cuisine - Sauces and Condiments
Add zip and zest to your menus with these flavorful sauces popular in South America.

South American Cuisine - Seafood
Bordered by oceans, South America enjoys a vast and varied number of seafood favorites.

South American Cuisine - Soups and Stews
Enjoy these traditional recipes for preparing South American soups and stews, inclduing traditional locros and charquicans.

Selected Suggestions for Argentina
These are guide selected suggestions for places to see, things to see and do, reading, places to stay and eat duing your visit to Argentina. Browse these hotels, restaurants, things to do and see, guide books to review, entertainment and other suggested items to enhance your travels.

Cities and Regions of Uruguay
Tourism, attractions, sightseeing, practical facts, sports and recreation for the cities and coastal regions and the interior of Uruguay.

South American Cuisine - Vegetables
Try some of these traditional South American vegetable dishes for a refreshing change.

Cities and Regions of Venezuela
Tourism, sightseeing, geography, art and entertainment and practical facts for the regions and cities in the Andes, the coast, the llanos, savannas and the Guiana Highlands of Venezuela.

Where to eat
Discover all the best places to eat in South America

Bolivian Art, Culture and Entertainment
Art, literature, culture, food and drink, recipes, photography, music, dance, sports and recreation, nightlife and other forms of entertainment in Bolivia.

Books and Travel Guides about South America
Browse through these books, travel guides, historical references, cultural facts and recreational sources to enhance your knowledge and planning for your first or umpteenth trip to and around South America.

Chilean Art, Culture and Entertainment
Literature, music, dance, museums, recreational opportunities, nightlife, museums, food and drink, wine, and related resources abut Chilean culture.

Suggestions for Travel in Chile
Tours, places to stay and dine, things to do and see in all the regions of Chile, from the Atacama to Tierra del Fuego.

Colombian Art, Culture and Entertainment
Art and culture, food and drink, music, dance, film, museums, indigenous people, sports and recreation, nightlife, literature, language, education and cultural events in Colombia.

Cities and Regions of Colombia
Attractions, tourism, sightseeing, geography, history, art, culture, sports, recreation and practical facts about the two coastal regions, the Andes and the interior of Colombia.

South American Cuisine - Desserts and Sweets
In addition to flan and the ever popular dulce de leche, South American desserts and sweets will satisfy your sweet tooth.

Cities and Regions of Paraguay
Tourism, attractions, sightseeing, geography, sports, and recreation for the cities and regions on either side of the Paraguay River dividing Paraguay from north to south.

Peruvian Art, Culture and Entertainment
Literature, music, museums, ethnic heritage, hand crafts, art, films, dance, education, languages, cuisine and recreational resources for Peru.

South American Cuisine - Poultry
These recipes will add a flavorful change to your usual chicken menu.

Suggestions for Travel to Argentina
Argentina's varied geographical regions, attractive cites and myriad of sporting and adventurous travel offer the visitor much to choose from. These suggestions might help you plan your visit.

Travel Suggestions for Brazil
Brazil, the biggest country in South America, also offers big attractions: the Amazon, coastal cities and resorts, Rio de Janeiro and major cities, Matto Grosso and the Pantanal, and Iguazu Falls on the border with Argentina. Consider these suggestions for tours, places to stay and eat and major attractions whiile planning your trip.

Suggestions for Travel to Chile
Chile is a long, thin country, bounded by the Pacific Ocean on the west and the Andes to the east, and the travel opportunities range from the high Atacama Desert through central fertile valleys, vast forests, lakes and volcanoes to the fjords and glaciers of Patagonia. Consider these suggestions in planning your trip.

Travel Accessories for south American Trips
These suggested items are for your comfort and security while traveling in South America. With long flights, bus rides and long distances to cover, make sure you enjoy the trip.

Antarctica
Not exactly a country, but a territory claimed by many, Antartica at the tip of Patagonia is a fascination to scientists and growing numbers of tourists. Enjoy these cruises, facts, sightseeing, wildlife and photo gallery.

Getting To and Around South America
Airlines and airports, cruises, busses, tours and tour operators, rental cars, subways: all the ways to get transportation to and around in South America.

Guide Books to Visiting South America
Guide books offer helpful tips about countries, cultures, things to do and see, places to stay and eat and an assortment of travel suggestions. Here's a selection of guide books to countries and regions within South America to help plan your trip.

Packing: Luggage, Accessories, Safety and Comfort
Whether you're a backpacker with limited space, or a traveler with a full selection of luggage, there are comfort and safety accessories you'll likely want on your travels to and around South America. Here you'll find some selected and recommended items to make your travel more comfortable, secure and easier.

Recipes from Venezuela
Venezuela shares much of the Caribbean influences in its flavors, cooking techniques and fruits like the plantain which are served at any and all meals. Green fruits are starchy like potatoes, yellow ones are slightly sweet as the sugar forms, and black skinned plantains are the ripest and sweetest.

Angel Falls, Venezuela
Tourism, sightseeing, sports and recreation at the highest uninterrupted falls in the world.

Lake Titicaca
Tourism, attractions, sightseeing, sports and recreation for the lake, between the borders of Bolivia and Peru, considered the birthplace of Incan civilization.

Tierra del Fuego
Tourism, attractions, history, sightseeing, sports and recreation for Tierra del Fuego: Land of Fire.

Top Picks for Brazil
Guide suggested hotels, restaurants, things to do and see, guide books to review, entertainment and other suggested items to enhance your travels throughout Brazil.

Budget Travel
Discover the best secrets for travel to South America on a budget.

Carnaval in South America
Carnaval, also called carnival, is celebrated in many places throughout South America. Carnaval, as spelled in Portuguese, is a 4-day celebration. It starts on Saturday and ends on Fat Tuesday (Mardi-Gras). Dates change every year, but it's always a noisy, energetic celebration of music and dance and exhibitions.

Christmas in South America
Christmas traditions and customs in South America, from Bonnie Hamre, your Guide to South America

Music and Dance of South America
Enjoy the varied musical heritage of South America, from thnic instruments to today's favorites.

Religion and Spiritual Beliefs of South America
In addition to the predominant Catholic beliefs, there are many spiritual beliefs, based on ethnic and cultural heritages of South America.

Geography of South America
From the lowest point on the continent to the highest, South America's physical makeup includes vast plains, steep mountain chains, rain forests, deserts, some of the longest rivers in the world, extensive wildlife, cloud forests, tropical beaches, volcanos and glaciers and so much more. Learn about South American geography with these maps, weather reports, volcanic activity, environmental concerns, plus wildlife and ecological issues.

Health Matters for Visitors to South America
Facts and tips about jet lag, acclimatization to the altitude, food and water precautions, diarrhea, insect repellants, malaria, Dengue fever, cholera, Chagas disease, hepatitis, medical insurance, innoculations and additional health information.

Literature of South America
Information and resources about South American poets and authors, including such notables as Jorge Amado,Isabel Allende, Gabriel García Márquez and Pablo Neruda from Bonnie Hamre, your Guide to South America

Resorts, Hotels, Hostels, Motels, Bed & Breakfast in South America
Review descriptions, rates and amenities, availability, and then make reservations at resorts, hotels, hostels, motels, self-catering units, bed and breakfast inns, pensiones, pousadas and other forms of accommodation throughout South America.

Nazca Lines, Peru
Who drew the lines in the sand? How? Ancient religion? Aliens from outer space? Ancient astronomers? A megalomaniac artist? Water sources? Since discovery by American scientist Paul Kosok in 1939, the lines on the rocky Pampa San Jose near the small desert town of Nazca have perplexed scholars.

South America Photo Gallery
Enjoy photographs of scenic views, cities and landscapes to learn about the places and things you'll be seeing as you tour South America. Photo galleries by country include major attractions, cities, archaeological ruins, beaches, mountains, forests, rivers, wildlife, even South America from Space. Many of the galleries include a section of historical iamges from time gone by.

Safety Issues for Visitors to South America
Safety Issues for Visitors to South America includes danger zones, traveler warnings and safety issues, plus tips to avoid theft and protect yourself while traveling in Latin America

Easter Island
Tourism, attractions, sightseeing, Moais, legends, myths of Easter Island, also called the Navel of the World, Rapa Nui and Isla de Pascua as a territory of Chile.

Easter Island / Isla de Pascua
Travel planning, tourism, sightseeing, practical facts, myths and mystery for Rapa Nui, also called the Navel of the World, now a Chilean territory.

Falkland Islands / Islas Malvinas
Travel planner, tourism, photos, sightseeing, geography, sports, art, wildlife, and practical resources for the Falklands, also known as the Islas Malvinas, South Georgia, South Sandwich Islands.

French Guiana
Travel planning, tourism, sightseeing, geography, sports, space station, culture, plus practical facts for Guyane Française, a territory of France in South America.

Guyana
Tourism, sightseeing, geography, sports, rain forests, culture and practical facts for this Caribbean facing country of South America.

Wildlife, Conservation and Endangered Species of South America
Wildlife species, endangered species, conservation and ecological projects and focus areas, plus a photo gallery.

Sloths of South America
Can you handle the cuteness of the world's slowest moving mammal? Sloths of South America are tree dwellers, if you know where to look you can find them.

Parrillada Mixta - A Must Eat Tradition
Parrillada is a mixed grill particularly popular in Argentina, we share top tips for finding one in South America and hosting one at home.

Things to Do and See in Ushuaia South America
Ushuaia South America is known as the End of the World. Don't miss these 10 awesome things to do in the closest city to Antarctica.

Top 25 Things to Do in South America
Want to know the best things to do in South America? Check out this list of 25 adventures you need to have before you die.

Five Surprising Easter Traditions in South America You Won't Believe
The easter holiday isn't about bunnies and eggs, in fact you wouldn't believe easter traditions in South America.

Where to Find Cowboys in South America
There are cowboys in South America, not only in Argentina but also other countries. Find out where.

Seven Most Dangerous Things to Do in South America
The most dangerous things to do in South America are popular activities for thrill seekers. Here are seven you cannot miss.

Machu Picchu on a Budget
It's a bucket list trip but it doesn't need to be expensive, find out how to visit Machu Picchu on a budget.

Interesting Mother's Day Traditions in South America
Women play a strong role in many South American cultures, learn how Mother's Day traditions in South America are different and also amazing.

What You Need To Know About The Zika Virus In Brazil
Worried about the Zika virus in Brazil? Here's everything you need to know from what it is and how to prevent catching this disease.

Everything you need to know about travel to Lima, Peru
Lima is called the City of Kings for the day it was founded. Here's what you need to know for your first trip to Lima Peru.

Things to Do and See in Lima, Peru
Lima is more than a city to rush through on your way to other destinations in Peru. Don't miss our picks on the best things to see and do in Lima.

Things to Do and See in Lima, Peru
Lima is more than a city to rush through on your way to other destinations in Peru. Don't miss our picks on the best things to see and do in Lima.

Brasilia, Capital of Brazil
Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, is a monument to what Brazilians can do and have done. Here's what you need to know about your first visit to Brasilia.

Manaus, Brazil - Travel Information
Manaus is the heart of Amazonia. Find out about transportation to and from the Brazilian city, the climate and weather, and things to do and see.

Travel to Vina del Mar, Chile
Attractions, things to do and see in Vina del Mar, Chile's premiere seaside resort include beaches, sunbathing, the Municipal Casino, lively nightlife, sports, tennis, musical productions and fine dining.

Visa Requirements and Fees for Brazil
The ultimate guide to visa fees in Brazil, including visa costs, opportunity to renew and what happens if you overstay your visa.

Arica, Chile: City of Eternal Spring
Arica is Chile's northernmost city, a duty-free oasis and the gateway to archaeological and natural wonders in Lauca National Park, the geoglyphs at Putre, and the high altitude lake Chungara.

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Orinoco River System in South America
Between 1,500 to 1,700 mi long, Venezuela's river runs the length of the country, and is home to most of the indigenous population as well as tourism and the country's largest growing economic sector.

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Santa Marta, Colombia
Santa Marta Colombia was the first Spanish settlement. Located on the coast, it boasts great beaches and access to Tayrona and Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta national parks, plus the famed lost city of the Taironas.

Sea Turtles of Latin America
There are seven marine turtle species worldwide, all sharing much the same life cycles and characteristics, though the features are distinct. Four of the species are on the endangered lists and live in the tropical waters of Central and South America.

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What to Do and See in Punta del Este, Uruguay
Punta del Este, Uruguay is called the St. Tropez of Uruguay for its miles of beautiful, pristine beaches, its upscale and exclusive resort tradition, famed nighltife, and the wealth of its summer visitors. Expensive by local standards, Punta del Este is attractively priced compared to European and US resorts. In the off-season, Punta del Este is more relaxed and resembles any resting seaside resort. Many of the restaurants and shops close, but the beautiful beaches are still there.

Punta Del Este, the St. Tropez of Uruguay
For decades an exclusive resort for wealthy South Americans, it is still expensive, but not as much as famed European and US resort areas.

Montevideo - Things to Do and See in Uruguay's Capital
Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay, is a charming, cosmopolitan city, offering the visitor a taste of colonial days in the Ciudad Vieja, or old city, a choice of sandy beaches, nightlife, cultural and artistic events and a pleasant climate.

Trekking Torres del Paine
Torres del Paine, Chile’s spectacular national park in southern Patagonia, is a wonderland of craggy, granite peaks, snow clad mountains, glacier-fed lakes, waterfalls and rivers, pampas and thick Magellanic forests, meadows, forests and no matter where you look, fantastic scenery. It's a great favorite with trekkers, climbers and visitors from all over the world.

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The Floating Islands of Lake Titicaca
The Floating Islands of Lake Titicaca are the home of the Uros, who consider themselves the owners of the lake and its waters. Traditionally fishermen and weavers, they now include tourism as a mainstay as visitors to the lake enjoy the sensation of walking on a floating layer of reeds.

Places to Stay at Iguazu Falls
Heading to Iguazu Falls? Don't miss these amazing Iguazu Falls Hotels.

Places to Stay in the Galapagos Islands
Places to stay on the islands, giving you an onshore experience, with recrational activities, tours to the various islands and wildlife areas as well as the Charles Darwin Research Station.

The Curious Case of Laura Bozzo
Doctora Laura Bozzo, host of the wildly popular Peruvian talk show, Laura, presents a puzzling case. Her show is taped from the studio in Lima where she lives under house arrest for alleged complicity in a political scandal and is not shown on Peruvian TV. An attorney, Laura Bozzo demands a trial to demonstrate her innocence while millions of her fans write supporting emails. Guilty or innocent?

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Survivor 12 Panama: Exile Island - Castaways and Environment
This is the third time the Survivor series is set in Panama. Beautiful beaches, warm water, tropical sunrises and sunsets, tropical storms, insects, wildlife, heat--how will the castaways, Dan Barry, Aras Baskauskas, Terry Deitz, Cirie Fields, Misty Giles, Melinda Hyder, Bruce Kanegai, Courtney Marit, Bobby Mason, Ruth Marie Milliman, Shane Powers, Tina Scheer, and Nick Stanbury, survive in this environment?

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Things to Do and See in Sao Paulo, Brazil
Home to more than 17 million people, Sao Paulo is the largest city in South America and Brazil's bustling economic and financial center. Waves of immigration brought a mix of cultures and cuisines reflected in the restaurants, many theatres, opera and dance companies. Nightlife is all night. The city hosts trade shows, congress and symposiums with ease.

Places to Stay in Salvador, Brazil
Salvador da Bahia is a fascinating city, abounding with it's Afro-American heritage, great beaches and a tropical feel. In addition to its own attractions, and the old city of Pelourinho, it's the gateway to the Parque Nacional Chapada Diamantina via Lençóis, and it hosts a great carnaval.

Personal Safety Suggestions in South America
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Common Sense Safe Travel in South America
Traveling, exploring new places, discovering ourselves is a joy and a learning experience not to be missed. Being open to adventure and off-the-beaten-path travel is part of the experience. And yet, it's onlycommon sense to know what to expect and take some cautionary steps. Some of these suggestions apply to travel anywhere, and some only to South America. Enjoy your travels, but be safe!

Best Restaurants - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro has a great variety of restaurants. The restaurants listed here are highly recommended, popular and reservations are always a good idea.

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Horseback Adventures in South America
Becoming more and more popular, horseback tours, whether progam or customised, easy or rugged, elemental or luxury, are a great way of seeing the countryside. Here you can explore Patagonia, the Andes, cloud forests and pampas, well-known attraction or hidden treasure in many South American countries.

Tigre Delta - Sub-Tropical Water Wonderland
The Tigre delta, named for the fierce jaguar, is a 14,000 square kilometer area where thousands of islands and inlets, water channels, rivers and backwaters form a sub-tropical wonderland about twenty miles northeast of Buenos Aires. It's an historical monument and a favorite spot for day trips, weekend getaways and cruises around the delta waterways.

The Pantanal and the Environment
The Pantanal is a huge wilderness region of swamps and marshes - wetlands created by the seasonal flooding of the river Paraguai and its many tributaries. It's the site of the popular annual International Fishing Festival, but at what cost to the environment?

Saint Rose of Lima - Patroness of the Americas
Saint Rose of Lima, the first Saint of the Americas, was born in Lima in 1586 and died there in 1617 after turning away from the secular life and living a life of self-mortification and extreme religious practices. Her devotion to her beliefs, her piety and her example are remembered annually on August 30, the feast day of Santa Rose de Lima.

Kourou, the Space Center of French Guiana
Kourou, the Space Center of French Guiana, once the backwater mainland headquarters for the infamous penal colony of Devil's Island, now is home to the Centre Spatial Guyanais, and a modern city with all the modern conveniences of a resort. It's also the departure point for tours of the abandoned penal colony, river cruises, nature walks in the tropical jungle, deep sea fishing, and surfing.

Isla Margarita Resorts, Hotels and Inns
Isla Margarita is a mountainous Caribbean island paradise located off the north shore of Venezuela. Blessed with a temperate climate, over 320 days a year of sun, beautiful tropical beaches such as Playa el Agua and Playa Parguito, named La Margarita or pearl for the pearls the Spanish conquistadors found there, the island grouping has become a gem as a tourist destination and a favorite with windsurfers.

Jesuit Missions of South America
The Jesuit Missions in South America began in Brazil, then spread to what is now Argentina, Bolivia and Paraguay, with one in Uruguay. They are all on the tourist mission circuit, and a worthwhile visit to learn about Spanish and Portuguese colonial history.

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Health Hazards and Vaccinations for Travel in South America
Vaccinations are required for some health hazards and dieseases common in South America. Check with your doctor or international health regulations for the required and/or recommended vaccinations and get them in advance of your travel. Even though you may have been innoculated as a child for many diseases, some migh require a booster shot. Make sure your vaccinations are recorded on an official International Certificate of Vaccination.

Facts and Background on Georgetown, Guyana
Georgetown, Guyana isn't on the top destination list of many travelers, but the touches of whimsy in the Dutch and English colonial architecture, the mixtures of cultures and cuisines, plus the opportunity to visit the interior, an ecotourist's dream of tropical jungle, savannas teeming with wildlife and spectacular Kaieteur Falls, is something to consider.

Top 9 Train Trips Best for Sightseeing
Long distance and train travel between South American countries is a thing of the past, but local passenger and sightseeing train trips are still available, and in many cases, an attraction in themselves. Some are for fun only, others are a viable way to travel.

Things To Do and See in Quito, Ecuador
Enclosed by mountains, Quito, named a World Heritage site, is divided into five zones. The most frequented by visitors are North, where you'll find the modern city, business, restaurants and hotels; Central-North, famed for the nightlife; and the Historical Center, also called Old Town. The South and Valleys areas also have their attractions.

Things to Do and See in Quayaquil, Ecuador
Things to Do and See in Quayaquil, Ecuador include the Malecon, a scenic esplanade walk, museumns, churches, parks, nature reserves, historic areas and nearby beaches and resorts.

Things to Do and See in Quayaquil, Ecuador
Things to Do and See in Quayaquil, Ecuador include the Malecon, a scenic esplanade walk, museumns, churches, parks, nature reserves, historic areas and nearby beaches and resorts.

Central Bank National Museum in Quito
The Central Bank National Museum in Quito Ecuador

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Earthquakes and South America
Over one million earthquakes happen worldwide every year. Some are so slight they are unfelt, others last for minutes that seem like forever and can cause major changes in the landscape. Many of these earthquakes happen in South America, due to the Nazca and South American plates of the circum-Pacific belt. The world's largest earthquake, a 9.5, occurred in Chile in 1960.

Semana Santa in Ayacucho, Cuzco, Huaraz and Tarma, Peru
Perhaps the most famous Semana Santa celebrations occur in Ayacucho, Peru, where the entire town participates in the Holy Week event.

Cuy - Traditional Andean Entree: Description and Recipes
Visitors to the Andean regions might turn up their noses at being served cuy, or guinea pig, but this is a traditional entree and served a number of ways, but almost always with a spicy, pepper sauce and potoates or rice. Try it - you just might like it!

Summer Festivals in South America
Celebrate summer in South America

San Andres, Colombia - Vacation Tips
Its location, closer to Nicaragua and Jamaica, offers a relaxing attraction away from the potential dangers of mainland Colombia.

Villa de Leyva, Colombia
Villa de Leyva, also called Villa de Leiva, is colonial-era town situated a short distance from Bogotá, and a popular day or weekend excursion. Scenic attractions include colonial architecture, gorgeous scenery, typical places to stay and local cuisine in an historic setting.

What to do in Bogota, Colombia - Vacations
There are so many things to do in Bogota, from the center of the historic district, to ample parks, shopping, restaurants and nightlife.

Museums and art galleries of Bogota
The top picks for museums and art galleries in Bogota, Colombia

Concepcion, Chile
Concepcion, familiarly called Conce, is Chile's second largest city. Located on the southern coast on the Bio Bio river, it's an important commercial and educational city. With parks, natural scenery, forests, lakes, wildlife and birding in close proximity, it's a good place to begin your tour of Chile's Lake District.

Isla Grande de Chiloé - Island of Legend and Lore
The Chiloe Archipelago, in Chile's Northern Patagonia, has long been a place of mystery and mysticism and an increasingly popular destination for walking, biking, fishing, paddling and birding.

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Cali, Colombia Travel Guide
Cali is Colombia's third largest city and a center for sugar and coffee industry. It enjoys terrific nightlife in the salsotecas, and visitors enjoy the historic center as well as excursions into the surrounding areas for sugar baron haciendas and the prime archaeological sites of San Augustin and Tierradentro.

Places to Stay in Brasilia, Brazil
In deference to the theory of modernism in architecture, the plot plan of Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, was of a bird in flight, or an airplane. Government and administrative buildings form the body of the plane, while residential and shopping areas extend out the wings. The city was planned with space set aside in every residential block for apartments, restaurants, shops and services. Select from one of these hotels to ensure your stay in the city is comfortable and enjoyable.

Things to Do and See in La Paz, Bolivia
Founded on October 20th, 1548 under the name of La Ciudad de Nuestra Señora de La Paz, now known only as La Paz, Bolivia's capital is a vibrant mix of ethnic, colonial and international heritages. The city spreads over various elevations, making it a dazzling and breathtaking adventure, and the headquarters for exploring brilliant Bolivia.

Fiesta del Gran Poder
The annual celebrations honoring Christ as the second person of the Holy Trinity are a major event in La Paz, Bolivia. With religious processions, masses, parades and costumed dances, the Fiesta del Senor del Gran Poder merges pre-Columbian rites with folklore and the Catholic faith to become La Paz's biggest party.

Gauchos of Argentina, Uruguay and Southern Brazil
Wherever you have cattle and cattle ranches, you have people on horseback tending to them. In Argentina, Uruguay and southern Brazil, they're the gauchos of myth and lore, a larger than life vital part of folklore and modern life.

Things to Do and See in Bariloche, Argentina
Bariloche, formally known as San Carlos de Bariloche, is an all-season destination with scenic beauties, sports, activities, tours, attractions, skiing, top nightspots and quiet out of the way retreats. Known internationally, Bariloche welcomes visitors to Argentina's Lake District.

Popular Restaurants in Buenos Aires
Restaurants in Buenos Aires are plentiful, with a wide assortment of menus and cuisines. Beef is still king in Argentina, and you can expect excellent steaks and meats, but you can also find international and specialty cuisine, particularly Italian and Mediterranean, reflecting the ethnic heritage of many Argentines.

5 Fun Things to Do with Kids in Buenos Aires
Fun Family Activities in Buenos Aires

Amazing Race 9 - First Destination: São Paulo, Brazil
This season, the 11 teams race across 97,000 km in just 29 days, covering five continents, with the first stop in São Paulo, Brazil, where the teams race around the city to various locations by taxi and helicopter to find their clues and be first in the race to win the one million dollar prize.

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Caracas, Venezuela - South America Travel Guide
Venezuela's capital and largest city is the center of commerce, culture, economics and the base for touring the country's attractions, including Angel Falls and the llanos.

Medellin, Colombia
Medellin is the capital of Antioquia department in Colombia andenjoys a temperate climate that gives the city the names of The Land of Eternal Spring and Capital of The Flowers.

São Paulo, Brazil
The city is South America's largest, Brazil's center of trade and industry. Paulistanos work hard and play hard. Here are some of the things you'll enjoy when you visit São Paulo.

Merida, Venezuela
Squeezed between two mountain ranges and two rivers, Merida, Venezuela is a charming university town, with attractions and activities of both a cultural and scenic nature to tempt students and visitors alike. The cable car to the top of Pico Espejo is not to be missed; neither are tours onto the neighboring paramos, or rugged moors.

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Simon Bolivar, El Libertador
This hero of the Latin American wars of independence died discouraged that his efforts were in vain. Revered today as South America's great liberator, his political principles are the basis for the Bolivarian Movement and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

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Coastal Resorts of Uruguay
With miles of great beaches, tourists flock to the Uruguayan Riviera, to the resorts at Punta del Este, Maldonado, Rocha and Piriapolis.

Colca Canyon, Peru Travel Guide
Colca Canyon is not as well visited as other natural wonders of Peru, but it is home to the great condors and reportedly deeper than the USA's Grand Canyon.

Paracas and the Islas Ballestas of Peru
Paracas, and the Ballestas islands are often called Galapagos of Peru. The area offers fantastic wildlife viewing of birds and marine animals, plus a look at the ancient Paracas culture.

Spas and Hot Springs of South America
Think of a spa vacation, either on its own or as part of your next trip to South America. Relax with a full service spa resort, or dip into a mountain hot springs after a day of trekking, hiking, climbing or biking. Aah...

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In Search of the Perfect Empanada
These Latin American pastries, filled with seafood, meat, cheese, vegetables or fruit are wildly popular. Check out these recipes, or send in your choice for the perfect empanada.

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Quito, Ecuador - World Heritage City
Ecuador's capital is a mix of colonial history and modern enterprise, a city at the middle of the world, and a delight to visitors. Tour the city, then venture out on the PanAmerican Highway, north and south to visit Otavalo, Ibarra, Cotacachi and Tulcán, then on to Latacunga, Ambato and Baños.

Otavalo, Ecuador - Famous Market and Fiesta del Yamor
Otavalo, home to one of the most famous markets in South America, is also the site of September's Fiesta del Yamor, a two-week celebration of thanksgiving.

Baños, Ecuador - Volcanos, Miracles and Tourists
High in the Ecuadorian Andes, the small town of Banos attracts pilgrims, volcanologists, hikers, climbers, bikers, rafters,and tourists eager to enjoy the pleasant climate.

All About the Celebration of Día de la Raza
Columbus Day, Native American Day and Dia de la Raza commemorate the exploration, colonization and multi-cultural and multi-ethnic heritage of the Americas.

Learn About the Coffee of South America
Your next latte, expresso, cafe au lait, or plain cup of coffee might just have come from South America, one of the world's producers of fine coffee.

Emeralds of Colombia
Mined for centuries before the Spaniards arrived, Colombian emeralds are prized now as they were then. They're often more valuable than diamonds!

The Volcanos of Chile
There are over 100 active volcanoes in Chile and many more dormant, along the Bolivian and Argentine borders. Discover which ones to watch.

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Visit La Araucania in Chile's Lake District
The Araucanía portion of Chile's Lake District, from the Río Renaico south to to the northern shores of Lago Calafquén offers the main destinations of Villarica and Pucón, plus smaller towns and resort areas, lakes, national parks, hot springs called termas, rivers, seaports and things to do and see. Page 2.

Chile's Lake District
Chile's Lake District has been likened to Switzerland, but the spectacular arrangement of lakes, volcanos, rivers and waterfalls stand on their own.

Attractions and things to Do in Chile's Lake District
The Los Lagos region of Chile's Lake District has numerous lakes and volcanos, the most famous is Osorno, called the

The Festival of the Virgen de la Candelaria
Celebrate the Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria on February 2 in Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Uruguay and Venezuela

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Highlights of Southern Brazil
The states of Santa Catarina, Rio Grande do Sul and Paranáreflect much of their European heritage, including language and Octoberfests, and offer the traveler great vistas, splendid beaches and Iguazu Falls.

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Belem, Brazil
Belem has a long and varied history as colonial port, wealthy from the rubber boom, economic and cultural center of northern Brazil, plus the jumping off spot for many of the Amazon river destinations.

Northern Argentina's Less Traveled Paths
Explore and enjoy the less traveled paths in northwestern Argentina, including Salta, Jujuy, the famed train to the clouds, Quebrada de Humahauaca with the Hills of Seven Colors, Coctaca and other locations.

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All About Travel to Córdoba, Argentina
Learn more about the city known as the Heartland of Argentina, Córdoba, which retains its colonial history blended with a modern tourism industry.

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Lake Titicaca
Lake Titicaca is the highest lake in the Americas and the cradle of Incan civilization. Bordered by Peru and Bolivia, the lake has sustained life for thousands of centuries and still beckons visitors intrigued by the mystical and mythological properties of the area.

The Floating Reed Islands of Lake Titicaca
The floating reed islands of Lake Titicaca are maintained by adding fresh reeds to the surface even as the ones on the bottom decompose. Others, of rock, are revered for their mystical importance as the birthplace of the first Incas. Page 2.

Bariloche, Argentina
San Carlos de Bariloche, commonly known as Bariloche, is a prime, all-season destination in Argentina's Patagonia. Summer sailing on Lake Nahuel Huapi, skiing, the lake crossing from Chile and a decidedly European ski chalet environment make Bariloche a favorite vacation spot.