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Tour Salta, Argentina and Nearby Attractions Photo Gallery
Salta, the capital of the province of Salta, is a colonial city, built in an area already in use long before the Spaniards arrived. This northwestern region of Argentina witnessed the beginnings of permanent agricultural civilization by several tribes, including the Diaguita who successfully kept the Inca empire from spreading over the Andes into the pampas of Argentina. Several archaeological sites are on the tourist trail. Page 10.

Tour Salta, Argentina and Nearby Attractions Photo Gallery
Salta, the capital of the province of Salta, is a colonial city, built in an area already in use long before the Spaniards arrived. This northwestern region of Argentina witnessed the beginnings of permanent agricultural civilization by several tribes, including the Diaguita who successfully kept the Inca empire from spreading over the Andes into the pampas of Argentina. Several archaeological sites are on the tourist trail. Page 20.

Tour Salta, Argentina and Nearby Attractions Photo Gallery
Salta, the capital of the province of Salta, is a colonial city, built in an area already in use long before the Spaniards arrived. This northwestern region of Argentina witnessed the beginnings of permanent agricultural civilization by several tribes, including the Diaguita who successfully kept the Inca empire from spreading over the Andes into the pampas of Argentina. Several archaeological sites are on the tourist trail. Page 19.

Tour Salta, Argentina and Nearby Attractions Photo Gallery
Salta, the capital of the province of Salta, is a colonial city, built in an area already in use long before the Spaniards arrived. This northwestern region of Argentina witnessed the beginnings of permanent agricultural civilization by several tribes, including the Diaguita who successfully kept the Inca empire from spreading over the Andes into the pampas of Argentina. Several archaeological sites are on the tourist trail. Page 15.

Tour Salta, Argentina and Nearby Attractions Photo Gallery
Salta, the capital of the province of Salta, is a colonial city, built in an area already in use long before the Spaniards arrived. This northwestern region of Argentina witnessed the beginnings of permanent agricultural civilization by several tribes, including the Diaguita who successfully kept the Inca empire from spreading over the Andes into the pampas of Argentina. Several archaeological sites are on the tourist trail. Page 4.

Tour Salta, Argentina and Nearby Attractions Photo Gallery
Salta, the capital of the province of Salta, is a colonial city, built in an area already in use long before the Spaniards arrived. This northwestern region of Argentina witnessed the beginnings of permanent agricultural civilization by several tribes, including the Diaguita who successfully kept the Inca empire from spreading over the Andes into the pampas of Argentina. Several archaeological sites are on the tourist trail. Page 17.

Tour Salta, Argentina and Nearby Attractions Photo Gallery
Salta, the capital of the province of Salta, is a colonial city, built in an area already in use long before the Spaniards arrived. This northwestern region of Argentina witnessed the beginnings of permanent agricultural civilization by several tribes, including the Diaguita who successfully kept the Inca empire from spreading over the Andes into the pampas of Argentina. Several archaeological sites are on the tourist trail. Page 5.

Tour Salta, Argentina and Nearby Attractions Photo Gallery
Salta, the capital of the province of Salta, is a colonial city, built in an area already in use long before the Spaniards arrived. This northwestern region of Argentina witnessed the beginnings of permanent agricultural civilization by several tribes, including the Diaguita who successfully kept the Inca empire from spreading over the Andes into the pampas of Argentina. Several archaeological sites are on the tourist trail. Page 16.

Tour Salta, Argentina and Nearby Attractions Photo Gallery
Salta, the capital of the province of Salta, is a colonial city, built in an area already in use long before the Spaniards arrived. This northwestern region of Argentina witnessed the beginnings of permanent agricultural civilization by several tribes, including the Diaguita who successfully kept the Inca empire from spreading over the Andes into the pampas of Argentina. Several archaeological sites are on the tourist trail. Page 14.

Tour Salta, Argentina and Nearby Attractions Photo Gallery
Salta, the capital of the province of Salta, is a colonial city, built in an area already in use long before the Spaniards arrived. This northwestern region of Argentina witnessed the beginnings of permanent agricultural civilization by several tribes, including the Diaguita who successfully kept the Inca empire from spreading over the Andes into the pampas of Argentina. Several archaeological sites are on the tourist trail. Page 9.

Tour Salta, Argentina and Nearby Attractions Photo Gallery
Salta, the capital of the province of Salta, is a colonial city, built in an area already in use long before the Spaniards arrived. This northwestern region of Argentina witnessed the beginnings of permanent agricultural civilization by several tribes, including the Diaguita who successfully kept the Inca empire from spreading over the Andes into the pampas of Argentina. Several archaeological sites are on the tourist trail. Page 13.

Tour Salta, Argentina and Nearby Attractions Photo Gallery
Salta, the capital of the province of Salta, is a colonial city, built in an area already in use long before the Spaniards arrived. This northwestern region of Argentina witnessed the beginnings of permanent agricultural civilization by several tribes, including the Diaguita who successfully kept the Inca empire from spreading over the Andes into the pampas of Argentina. Several archaeological sites are on the tourist trail. Page 12.

Scenic Attrations of Jujuy, Argentina - Photo Gallery
Emjoy the highlights of Jujuy in Argentina's northwestern Andean region, then tour the vividly colored Hill of Seven Colors at Purnamarca, the archaeological sites of Pukara de Tilcara and Santa Rosa de Tastil, and the scenic Quebrada de Humahuaca. Page 6.

Scenic Attrations of Jujuy, Argentina - Photo Gallery
Emjoy the highlights of Jujuy in Argentina's northwestern Andean region, then tour the vividly colored Hill of Seven Colors at Purnamarca, the archaeological sites of Pukara de Tilcara and Santa Rosa de Tastil, and the scenic Quebrada de Humahuaca. Page 22.

Scenic Attrations of Jujuy, Argentina - Photo Gallery
Emjoy the highlights of Jujuy in Argentina's northwestern Andean region, then tour the vividly colored Hill of Seven Colors at Purnamarca, the archaeological sites of Pukara de Tilcara and Santa Rosa de Tastil, and the scenic Quebrada de Humahuaca. Page 25.

Scenic Attrations of Jujuy, Argentina - Photo Gallery
Emjoy the highlights of Jujuy in Argentina's northwestern Andean region, then tour the vividly colored Hill of Seven Colors at Purnamarca, the archaeological sites of Pukara de Tilcara and Santa Rosa de Tastil, and the scenic Quebrada de Humahuaca. Page 7.

Scenic Attrations of Jujuy, Argentina - Photo Gallery
Emjoy the highlights of Jujuy in Argentina's northwestern Andean region, then tour the vividly colored Hill of Seven Colors at Purnamarca, the archaeological sites of Pukara de Tilcara and Santa Rosa de Tastil, and the scenic Quebrada de Humahuaca. Page 2.

Scenic Attrations of Jujuy, Argentina - Photo Gallery
Emjoy the highlights of Jujuy in Argentina's northwestern Andean region, then tour the vividly colored Hill of Seven Colors at Purnamarca, the archaeological sites of Pukara de Tilcara and Santa Rosa de Tastil, and the scenic Quebrada de Humahuaca. Page 4.

Scenic Attrations of Jujuy, Argentina - Photo Gallery
Emjoy the highlights of Jujuy in Argentina's northwestern Andean region, then tour the vividly colored Hill of Seven Colors at Purnamarca, the archaeological sites of Pukara de Tilcara and Santa Rosa de Tastil, and the scenic Quebrada de Humahuaca. Page 28.

Scenic Attrations of Jujuy, Argentina - Photo Gallery
Emjoy the highlights of Jujuy in Argentina's northwestern Andean region, then tour the vividly colored Hill of Seven Colors at Purnamarca, the archaeological sites of Pukara de Tilcara and Santa Rosa de Tastil, and the scenic Quebrada de Humahuaca. Page 27.

Scenic Attrations of Jujuy, Argentina - Photo Gallery
Emjoy the highlights of Jujuy in Argentina's northwestern Andean region, then tour the vividly colored Hill of Seven Colors at Purnamarca, the archaeological sites of Pukara de Tilcara and Santa Rosa de Tastil, and the scenic Quebrada de Humahuaca. Page 3.

Scenic Attrations of Jujuy, Argentina - Photo Gallery
Emjoy the highlights of Jujuy in Argentina's northwestern Andean region, then tour the vividly colored Hill of Seven Colors at Purnamarca, the archaeological sites of Pukara de Tilcara and Santa Rosa de Tastil, and the scenic Quebrada de Humahuaca. Page 20.

Scenic Attrations of Jujuy, Argentina - Photo Gallery
Emjoy the highlights of Jujuy in Argentina's northwestern Andean region, then tour the vividly colored Hill of Seven Colors at Purnamarca, the archaeological sites of Pukara de Tilcara and Santa Rosa de Tastil, and the scenic Quebrada de Humahuaca. Page 9.

Scenic Attrations of Jujuy, Argentina - Photo Gallery
Emjoy the highlights of Jujuy in Argentina's northwestern Andean region, then tour the vividly colored Hill of Seven Colors at Purnamarca, the archaeological sites of Pukara de Tilcara and Santa Rosa de Tastil, and the scenic Quebrada de Humahuaca. Page 14.

Scenic Attrations of Jujuy, Argentina - Photo Gallery
Emjoy the highlights of Jujuy in Argentina's northwestern Andean region, then tour the vividly colored Hill of Seven Colors at Purnamarca, the archaeological sites of Pukara de Tilcara and Santa Rosa de Tastil, and the scenic Quebrada de Humahuaca. Page 11.

Scenic Attrations of Jujuy, Argentina - Photo Gallery
Emjoy the highlights of Jujuy in Argentina's northwestern Andean region, then tour the vividly colored Hill of Seven Colors at Purnamarca, the archaeological sites of Pukara de Tilcara and Santa Rosa de Tastil, and the scenic Quebrada de Humahuaca. Page 8.

Ride the Devil's Nose Photo Gallery
Called the Most Difficult Train in the World, the train trip between Riobamba and Alausí is one of Ecuador's most famous attractions. The railroad was originally built to connect the Andes with the coast, and the route goes up and down steep slopes, along river valleys and has to negotiate a wall of rock called Nariz del Diablo, the Devil's Nose. Travelers today can choose to sit inside, or ride the roof for a better view. Page 16.

Ride the Devil's Nose Photo Gallery
Called the Most Difficult Train in the World, the train trip between Riobamba and Alausí is one of Ecuador's most famous attractions. The railroad was originally built to connect the Andes with the coast, and the route goes up and down steep slopes, along river valleys and has to negotiate a wall of rock called Nariz del Diablo, the Devil's Nose. Travelers today can choose to sit inside, or ride the roof for a better view. Page 17.

Ride the Devil's Nose Photo Gallery
Called the Most Difficult Train in the World, the train trip between Riobamba and Alausí is one of Ecuador's most famous attractions. The railroad was originally built to connect the Andes with the coast, and the route goes up and down steep slopes, along river valleys and has to negotiate a wall of rock called Nariz del Diablo, the Devil's Nose. Travelers today can choose to sit inside, or ride the roof for a better view. Page 14.

Ride the Devil's Nose Photo Gallery
Called the Most Difficult Train in the World, the train trip between Riobamba and Alausí is one of Ecuador's most famous attractions. The railroad was originally built to connect the Andes with the coast, and the route goes up and down steep slopes, along river valleys and has to negotiate a wall of rock called Nariz del Diablo, the Devil's Nose. Travelers today can choose to sit inside, or ride the roof for a better view. Page 5.

Ride the Devil's Nose Photo Gallery
Called the Most Difficult Train in the World, the train trip between Riobamba and Alausí is one of Ecuador's most famous attractions. The railroad was originally built to connect the Andes with the coast, and the route goes up and down steep slopes, along river valleys and has to negotiate a wall of rock called Nariz del Diablo, the Devil's Nose. Travelers today can choose to sit inside, or ride the roof for a better view. Page 4.

Ride the Devil's Nose Photo Gallery
Called the Most Difficult Train in the World, the train trip between Riobamba and Alausí is one of Ecuador's most famous attractions. The railroad was originally built to connect the Andes with the coast, and the route goes up and down steep slopes, along river valleys and has to negotiate a wall of rock called Nariz del Diablo, the Devil's Nose. Travelers today can choose to sit inside, or ride the roof for a better view. Page 6.

Ride the Devil's Nose Photo Gallery
Called the Most Difficult Train in the World, the train trip between Riobamba and Alausí is one of Ecuador's most famous attractions. The railroad was originally built to connect the Andes with the coast, and the route goes up and down steep slopes, along river valleys and has to negotiate a wall of rock called Nariz del Diablo, the Devil's Nose. Travelers today can choose to sit inside, or ride the roof for a better view. Page 10.

Ride the Devil's Nose Photo Gallery
Called the Most Difficult Train in the World, the train trip between Riobamba and Alausí is one of Ecuador's most famous attractions. The railroad was originally built to connect the Andes with the coast, and the route goes up and down steep slopes, along river valleys and has to negotiate a wall of rock called Nariz del Diablo, the Devil's Nose.Travelers today can choose to sit inside, or ride the roof for a better view.

Views of South America Cities from Space
Enjoy these photographs, taken on various NASA missions, of South American cities. Seen from above, the scope, toppgraphy, natural landmarks and distinctive features vary in clarity, yet each photograph is a unique way to learn about the city and surrounding area. Page 2.

Views of South America Cities from Space
Enjoy these photographs, taken on various NASA missions, of South American cities. Seen from above, the scope, toppgraphy, natural landmarks and distinctive features vary in clarity, yet each photograph is a unique way to learn about the city and surrounding area. Page 3.

Views of South America Cities from Space
Enjoy these photographs, taken on various NASA missions, of South American cities. Seen from above, the scope, toppgraphy, natural landmarks and distinctive features vary in clarity, yet each photograph is a unique way to learn about the city and surrounding area. Page 12.

Views of South America Cities from Space
Enjoy these photographs, taken on various NASA missions, of South American cities. Seen from above, the scope, toppgraphy, natural landmarks and distinctive features vary in clarity, yet each photograph is a unique way to learn about the city and surrounding area. Page 13.

Views of South America Cities from Space
Enjoy these photographs, taken on various NASA missions, of South American cities. Seen from above, the scope, toppgraphy, natural landmarks and distinctive features vary in clarity, yet each photograph is a unique way to learn about the city and surrounding area. Page 15.

Views of South America Cities from Space
Enjoy these photographs, taken on various NASA missions, of South American cities. Seen from above, the scope, toppgraphy, natural landmarks and distinctive features vary in clarity, yet each photograph is a unique way to learn about the city and surrounding area. Page 17.

Views of South America Cities from Space
Enjoy these photographs, taken on various NASA missions, of South American cities. Seen from above, the scope, toppgraphy, natural landmarks and distinctive features vary in clarity, yet each photograph is a unique way to learn about the city and surrounding area. Page 21.

Views of South America Cities from Space
Enjoy these photographs, taken on various NASA missions, of South American cities. Seen from above, the scope, toppgraphy, natural landmarks and distinctive features vary in clarity, yet each photograph is a unique way to learn about the city and surrounding area. Page 23.

Views of South America Cities from Space
Enjoy these photographs, taken on various NASA missions, of South American cities. Seen from above, the scope, toppgraphy, natural landmarks and distinctive features vary in clarity, yet each photograph is a unique way to learn about the city and surrounding area. Page 22.

Views of South America Cities from Space
Enjoy these photographs, taken on various NASA missions, of South American cities. Seen from above, the scope, toppgraphy, natural landmarks and distinctive features vary in clarity, yet each photograph is a unique way to learn about the city and surrounding area. Page 25.

Views of South America Cities from Space
Enjoy these photographs, taken on various NASA missions, of South American cities. Seen from above, the scope, toppgraphy, natural landmarks and distinctive features vary in clarity, yet each photograph is a unique way to learn about the city and surrounding area. Page 27.

Views of South America Cities from Space
Enjoy these photographs, taken on various NASA missions, of South American cities. Seen from above, the scope, toppgraphy, natural landmarks and distinctive features vary in clarity, yet each photograph is a unique way to learn about the city and surrounding area. Page 26.

Views of South America Cities from Space
Enjoy these photographs, taken on various NASA missions, of South American cities. Seen from above, the scope, toppgraphy, natural landmarks and distinctive features vary in clarity, yet each photograph is a unique way to learn about the city and surrounding area. Page 31.

Views of South America Cities from Space
Enjoy these photographs, taken on various NASA missions, of South American cities. Seen from above, the scope, toppgraphy, natural landmarks and distinctive features vary in clarity, yet each photograph is a unique way to learn about the city and surrounding area. Page 35.

A Visit to Ushuaia, the "End of the World"
On Beagle Channel, surrounded by water, sky and mountains, Ushuaia calls itself the End of the World. As the closest city to Antarctica, the city is a hub for Antartic touring and navigating the Strait of Magellan. Cruise ships dock here for a quick onshore visit. Page 6.

A Visit to Ushuaia, the "End of the World"
On Beagle Channel, surrounded by water, sky and mountains, Ushuaia calls itself the End of the World. As the closest city to Antarctica, the city is a hub for Antartic touring and navigating the Strait of Magellan. Cruise ships dock here for a quick onshore visit. Page 18.

A Visit to Ushuaia, the "End of the World"
On Beagle Channel, surrounded by water, sky and mountains, Ushuaia calls itself the End of the World. As the closest city to Antarctica, the city is a hub for Antartic touring and navigating the Strait of Magellan. Cruise ships dock here for a quick onshore visit. Page 12.

A Visit to Ushuaia, the "End of the World"
On Beagle Channel, surrounded by water, sky and mountains, Ushuaia calls itself the End of the World. As the closest city to Antarctica, the city is a hub for Antartic touring and navigating the Strait of Magellan. Cruise ships dock here for a quick onshore visit. Page 17.

A Visit to Ushuaia, the "End of the World"
On Beagle Channel, surrounded by water, sky and mountains, Ushuaia calls itself the End of the World. As the closest city to Antarctica, the city is a hub for Antartic touring and navigating the Strait of Magellan. Cruise ships dock here for a quick onshore visit. Page 3.

A Tour of Lake Titicaca
Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, bordered by Bolivia and Peru, is the birthplace of the Inca civilization and a must-see tourist destination for many visitors to South America. This photographic tour takes us from Puno, Peru to Copacabana, Bolivia, with stops at islands important to the Inca Empire, archaeological sites, the floating islands of the Uros and views of the magnificent scenery of earth, sky and deep, blue water. Page 35.

A Tour of Lake Titicaca
Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, bordered by Bolivia and Peru, is the birthplace of the Inca civilization and a must-see tourist destination for many visitors to South America. This photographic tour takes us from Puno, Peru to Copacabana, Bolivia, with stops at islands important to the Inca Empire, archaeological sites, the floating islands of the Uros and views of the magnificent scenery of earth, sky and deep, blue water. Page 26.

Angel Falls Photo Gallery
At 979 meters (3230 feet) with an uninterrupted drop of 807 meters (2663 ft), Angel Falls is sixteen times the height of Niagara Falls. Located in Venezuela's Canaima National Park, the falls are best viewed, and appreciated, from the air. Here's a sampling of the awesome falls.. Page 6.

Angel Falls Photo Gallery
At 979 meters (3230 feet) with an uninterrupted drop of 807 meters (2663 ft), Angel Falls is sixteen times the height of Niagara Falls. Located in Venezuela's Canaima National Park, the falls are best viewed, and appreciated, from the air. Here's a sampling of the awesome falls.. Page 7.

Angel Falls Photo Gallery
At 979 meters (3230 feet) with an uninterrupted drop of 807 meters (2663 ft), Angel Falls is sixteen times the height of Niagara Falls. Located in Venezuela's Canaima National Park, the falls are best viewed, and appreciated, from the air. Here's a sampling of the awesome falls.. Page 2.

Angel Falls Photo Gallery
At 979 meters (3230 feet) with an uninterrupted drop of 807 meters (2663 ft), Angel Falls is sixteen times the height of Niagara Falls. Located in Venezuela's Canaima National Park, the falls are best viewed, and appreciated, from the air. Here's a sampling of the awesome falls.. Page 5.

Angel Falls Photo Gallery
At 979 meters (3230 feet) with an uninterrupted drop of 807 meters (2663 ft), Angel Falls is sixteen times the height of Niagara Falls. Located in Venezuela's Canaima National Park, the falls are best viewed, and appreciated, from the air. Here's a sampling of the awesome falls.. Page 3.

Angel Falls Photo Gallery
At 979 meters (3230 feet) with an uninterrupted drop of 807 meters (2663 ft), Angel Falls is sixteen times the height of Niagara Falls. Located in Venezuela's Canaima National Park, the falls are best viewed, and appreciated, from the air. Here's a sampling of the awesome falls.. Page 4.

A Visit to Ushuaia, the "End of the World"
On Beagle Channel, surrounded by water, sky and mountains, Ushuaia calls itself the End of the World. As the closest city to Antarctica, the city is a hub for Antartic touring and navigating the Strait of Magellan. Cruise ships dock here for a quick onshore visit. Page 19.

A Visit to Ushuaia, the "End of the World"
On Beagle Channel, surrounded by water, sky and mountains, Ushuaia calls itself the End of the World. As the closest city to Antarctica, the city is a hub for Antartic touring and navigating the Strait of Magellan. Cruise ships dock here for a quick onshore visit. Page 23.

A Visit to Ushuaia, the "End of the World"
On Beagle Channel, surrounded by water, sky and mountains, Ushuaia calls itself the End of the World. As the closest city to Antarctica, the city is a hub for Antartic touring and navigating the Strait of Magellan. Cruise ships dock here for a quick onshore visit. Page 22.

A Visit to Ushuaia, the "End of the World"
On Beagle Channel, surrounded by water, sky and mountains, Ushuaia calls itself the End of the World. As the closest city to Antarctica, the city is a hub for Antartic touring and navigating the Strait of Magellan. Cruise ships dock here for a quick onshore visit. Page 16.

A Tour of Lake Titicaca
Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, bordered by Bolivia and Peru, is the birthplace of the Inca civilization and a must-see tourist destination for many visitors to South America. This photographic tour takes us from Puno, Peru to Copacabana, Bolivia, with stops at islands important to the Inca Empire, archaeological sites, the floating islands of the Uros and views of the magnificent scenery of earth, sky and deep, blue water. Page 2.

A Tour of Lake Titicaca
Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, bordered by Bolivia and Peru, is the birthplace of the Inca civilization and a must-see tourist destination for many visitors to South America. This photographic tour takes us from Puno, Peru to Copacabana, Bolivia, with stops at islands important to the Inca Empire, archaeological sites, the floating islands of the Uros and views of the magnificent scenery of earth, sky and deep, blue water. Page 48.

A Tour of Lake Titicaca
Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, bordered by Bolivia and Peru, is the birthplace of the Inca civilization and a must-see tourist destination for many visitors to South America. This photographic tour takes us from Puno, Peru to Copacabana, Bolivia, with stops at islands important to the Inca Empire, archaeological sites, the floating islands of the Uros and views of the magnificent scenery of earth, sky and deep, blue water. Page 45.

A Tour of Lake Titicaca
Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, bordered by Bolivia and Peru, is the birthplace of the Inca civilization and a must-see tourist destination for many visitors to South America. This photographic tour takes us from Puno, Peru to Copacabana, Bolivia, with stops at islands important to the Inca Empire, archaeological sites, the floating islands of the Uros and views of the magnificent scenery of earth, sky and deep, blue water. Page 15.

A Tour of Lake Titicaca
Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, bordered by Bolivia and Peru, is the birthplace of the Inca civilization and a must-see tourist destination for many visitors to South America. This photographic tour takes us from Puno, Peru to Copacabana, Bolivia, with stops at islands important to the Inca Empire, archaeological sites, the floating islands of the Uros and views of the magnificent scenery of earth, sky and deep, blue water. Page 11.

A Tour of Lake Titicaca
Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, bordered by Bolivia and Peru, is the birthplace of the Inca civilization and a must-see tourist destination for many visitors to South America. This photographic tour takes us from Puno, Peru to Copacabana, Bolivia, with stops at islands important to the Inca Empire, archaeological sites, the floating islands of the Uros and views of the magnificent scenery of earth, sky and deep, blue water. Page 8.

A Tour of Lake Titicaca
Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, bordered by Bolivia and Peru, is the birthplace of the Inca civilization and a must-see tourist destination for many visitors to South America. This photographic tour takes us from Puno, Peru to Copacabana, Bolivia, with stops at islands important to the Inca Empire, archaeological sites, the floating islands of the Uros and views of the magnificent scenery of earth, sky and deep, blue water. Page 37.

A Tour of Lake Titicaca
Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, bordered by Bolivia and Peru, is the birthplace of the Inca civilization and a must-see tourist destination for many visitors to South America. This photographic tour takes us from Puno, Peru to Copacabana, Bolivia, with stops at islands important to the Inca Empire, archaeological sites, the floating islands of the Uros and views of the magnificent scenery of earth, sky and deep, blue water. Page 38.

A Tour of Lake Titicaca
Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, bordered by Bolivia and Peru, is the birthplace of the Inca civilization and a must-see tourist destination for many visitors to South America. This photographic tour takes us from Puno, Peru to Copacabana, Bolivia, with stops at islands important to the Inca Empire, archaeological sites, the floating islands of the Uros and views of the magnificent scenery of earth, sky and deep, blue water. Page 29.

A Tour of Lake Titicaca
Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, bordered by Bolivia and Peru, is the birthplace of the Inca civilization and a must-see tourist destination for many visitors to South America. This photographic tour takes us from Puno, Peru to Copacabana, Bolivia, with stops at islands important to the Inca Empire, archaeological sites, the floating islands of the Uros and views of the magnificent scenery of earth, sky and deep, blue water. Page 43.

A Tour of Lake Titicaca
Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, bordered by Bolivia and Peru, is the birthplace of the Inca civilization and a must-see tourist destination for many visitors to South America. This photographic tour takes us from Puno, Peru to Copacabana, Bolivia, with stops at islands important to the Inca Empire, archaeological sites, the floating islands of the Uros and views of the magnificent scenery of earth, sky and deep, blue water. Page 27.

A Tour of Lake Titicaca
Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, bordered by Bolivia and Peru, is the birthplace of the Inca civilization and a must-see tourist destination for many visitors to South America. This photographic tour takes us from Puno, Peru to Copacabana, Bolivia, with stops at islands important to the Inca Empire, archaeological sites, the floating islands of the Uros and views of the magnificent scenery of earth, sky and deep, blue water. Page 3.

A Tour of Lake Titicaca
Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, bordered by Bolivia and Peru, is the birthplace of the Inca civilization and a must-see tourist destination for many visitors to South America. This photographic tour takes us from Puno, Peru to Copacabana, Bolivia, with stops at islands important to the Inca Empire, archaeological sites, the floating islands of the Uros and views of the magnificent scenery of earth, sky and deep, blue water. Page 24.

A Tour of Lake Titicaca
Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, bordered by Bolivia and Peru, is the birthplace of the Inca civilization and a must-see tourist destination for many visitors to South America. This photographic tour takes us from Puno, Peru to Copacabana, Bolivia, with stops at islands important to the Inca Empire, archaeological sites, the floating islands of the Uros and views of the magnificent scenery of earth, sky and deep, blue water. Page 6.

A Tour of Lake Titicaca
Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, bordered by Bolivia and Peru, is the birthplace of the Inca civilization and a must-see tourist destination for many visitors to South America. This photographic tour takes us from Puno, Peru to Copacabana, Bolivia, with stops at islands important to the Inca Empire, archaeological sites, the floating islands of the Uros and views of the magnificent scenery of earth, sky and deep, blue water. Page 9.

A Tour of Lake Titicaca
Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, bordered by Bolivia and Peru, is the birthplace of the Inca civilization and a must-see tourist destination for many visitors to South America. This photographic tour takes us from Puno, Peru to Copacabana, Bolivia, with stops at islands important to the Inca Empire, archaeological sites, the floating islands of the Uros and views of the magnificent scenery of earth, sky and deep, blue water. Page 21.

A Tour of Lake Titicaca
Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, bordered by Bolivia and Peru, is the birthplace of the Inca civilization and a must-see tourist destination for many visitors to South America. This photographic tour takes us from Puno, Peru to Copacabana, Bolivia, with stops at islands important to the Inca Empire, archaeological sites, the floating islands of the Uros and views of the magnificent scenery of earth, sky and deep, blue water. Page 34.

A Tour of Lake Titicaca
Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, bordered by Bolivia and Peru, is the birthplace of the Inca civilization and a must-see tourist destination for many visitors to South America. This photographic tour takes us from Puno, Peru to Copacabana, Bolivia, with stops at islands important to the Inca Empire, archaeological sites, the floating islands of the Uros and views of the magnificent scenery of earth, sky and deep, blue water. Page 31.

A Tour of Lake Titicaca
Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, bordered by Bolivia and Peru, is the birthplace of the Inca civilization and a must-see tourist destination for many visitors to South America. This photographic tour takes us from Puno, Peru to Copacabana, Bolivia, with stops at islands important to the Inca Empire, archaeological sites, the floating islands of the Uros and views of the magnificent scenery of earth, sky and deep, blue water. Page 47.

A Tour of Lake Titicaca
Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, bordered by Bolivia and Peru, is the birthplace of the Inca civilization and a must-see tourist destination for many visitors to South America. This photographic tour takes us from Puno, Peru to Copacabana, Bolivia, with stops at islands important to the Inca Empire, archaeological sites, the floating islands of the Uros and views of the magnificent scenery of earth, sky and deep, blue water. Page 32.

A Tour of Lake Titicaca
Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, bordered by Bolivia and Peru, is the birthplace of the Inca civilization and a must-see tourist destination for many visitors to South America. This photographic tour takes us from Puno, Peru to Copacabana, Bolivia, with stops at islands important to the Inca Empire, archaeological sites, the floating islands of the Uros and views of the magnificent scenery of earth, sky and deep, blue water. Page 51.

Sacsayhuaman Photo Gallery
Sacsayhuaman, also called Saqsaywaman, means Satisfied Falcon in Quechua. This huge fortress was created by the city planners of Cuzco, the capital of the Inca empire, to the head of the capital, with Cuzco as the body. This is the site of a portion of Inti Raymi, the Festival of the Sun. . Page 19.

Sacsayhuaman Photo Gallery
Sacsayhuaman, also called Saqsaywaman, means Satisfied Falcon in Quechua. This huge fortress was created by the city planners of Cuzco, the capital of the Inca empire, to the head of the capital, with Cuzco as the body. This is the site of a portion of Inti Raymi, the Festival of the Sun. . Page 18.

Sacsayhuaman Photo Gallery
Sacsayhuaman, also called Saqsaywaman, means Satisfied Falcon in Quechua. This huge fortress was created by the city planners of Cuzco, the capital of the Inca empire, to the head of the capital, with Cuzco as the body. This is the site of a portion of Inti Raymi, the Festival of the Sun. . Page 11.

Sacsayhuaman Photo Gallery
Sacsayhuaman, also called Saqsaywaman, means Satisfied Falcon in Quechua. This huge fortress was created by the city planners of Cuzco, the capital of the Inca empire, to the head of the capital, with Cuzco as the body. This is the site of a portion of Inti Raymi, the Festival of the Sun. . Page 9.

Sacsayhuaman Photo Gallery
Sacsayhuaman, also called Saqsaywaman, means Satisfied Falcon in Quechua. This huge fortress was created by the city planners of Cuzco, the capital of the Inca empire, to the head of the capital, with Cuzco as the body. This is the site of a portion of Inti Raymi, the Festival of the Sun. . Page 8.

Sacsayhuaman Photo Gallery
Sacsayhuaman, also called Saqsaywaman, means Satisfied Falcon in Quechua. This huge fortress was created by the city planners of Cuzco, the capital of the Inca empire, to the head of the capital, with Cuzco as the body. This is the site of a portion of Inti Raymi, the Festival of the Sun. . Page 14.

Tour the Sacred Valley of the Urubamba River, Peru
The Urubamba river runs through the mountains east of Cuzco, carving a fertile river valley that fed local populations from before the Inca Empire to the present time. Along the hills overlooking the river, the Incas built fortresses to protect the river wealth, not knowing they created fascinating places for modern day visitors to tour. Page 4.

Tour the Sacred Valley of the Urubamba River, Peru
The Urubamba river runs through the mountains east of Cuzco, carving a fertile river valley that fed local populations from before the Inca Empire to the present time. Along the hills overlooking the river, the Incas built fortresses to protect the river wealth, not knowing they created fascinating places for modern day visitors to tour. Page 14.

Tour the Sacred Valley of the Urubamba River, Peru
The Urubamba river runs through the mountains east of Cuzco, carving a fertile river valley that fed local populations from before the Inca Empire to the present time. Along the hills overlooking the river, the Incas built fortresses to protect the river wealth, not knowing they created fascinating places for modern day visitors to tour. Page 13.

Tour the Sacred Valley of the Urubamba River, Peru
The Urubamba river runs through the mountains east of Cuzco, carving a fertile river valley that fed local populations from before the Inca Empire to the present time. Along the hills overlooking the river, the Incas built fortresses to protect the river wealth, not knowing they created fascinating places for modern day visitors to tour. Page 20.

Tour the Sacred Valley of the Urubamba River, Peru
The Urubamba river runs through the mountains east of Cuzco, carving a fertile river valley that fed local populations from before the Inca Empire to the present time. Along the hills overlooking the river, the Incas built fortresses to protect the river wealth, not knowing they created fascinating places for modern day visitors to tour. Page 27.

Tour the Sacred Valley of the Urubamba River, Peru
The Urubamba river runs through the mountains east of Cuzco, carving a fertile river valley that fed local populations from before the Inca Empire to the present time. Along the hills overlooking the river, the Incas built fortresses to protect the river wealth, not knowing they created fascinating places for modern day visitors to tour. Page 30.

Tour the Sacred Valley of the Urubamba River, Peru
The Urubamba river runs through the mountains east of Cuzco, carving a fertile river valley that fed local populations from before the Inca Empire to the present time. Along the hills overlooking the river, the Incas built fortresses to protect the river wealth, not knowing they created fascinating places for modern day visitors to tour. Page 24.

Tour the Sacred Valley of the Urubamba River, Peru
The Urubamba river runs through the mountains east of Cuzco, carving a fertile river valley that fed local populations from before the Inca Empire to the present time. Along the hills overlooking the river, the Incas built fortresses to protect the river wealth, not knowing they created fascinating places for modern day visitors to tour. Page 10.

Tour the Sacred Valley of the Urubamba River, Peru
The Urubamba river runs through the mountains east of Cuzco, carving a fertile river valley that fed local populations from before the Inca Empire to the present time. Along the hills overlooking the river, the Incas built fortresses to protect the river wealth, not knowing they created fascinating places for modern day visitors to tour. Page 17.

Tour the Sacred Valley of the Urubamba River, Peru
The Urubamba river runs through the mountains east of Cuzco, carving a fertile river valley that fed local populations from before the Inca Empire to the present time. Along the hills overlooking the river, the Incas built fortresses to protect the river wealth, not knowing they created fascinating places for modern day visitors to tour. Page 33.

Tour the Sacred Valley of the Urubamba River, Peru
The Urubamba river runs through the mountains east of Cuzco, carving a fertile river valley that fed local populations from before the Inca Empire to the present time. Along the hills overlooking the river, the Incas built fortresses to protect the river wealth, not knowing they created fascinating places for modern day visitors to tour. Page 19.

Tour the Sacred Valley of the Urubamba River, Peru
The Urubamba river runs through the mountains east of Cuzco, carving a fertile river valley that fed local populations from before the Inca Empire to the present time. Along the hills overlooking the river, the Incas built fortresses to protect the river wealth, not knowing they created fascinating places for modern day visitors to tour. Page 5.

Walking Tour of Central Santiago
This walking tour of Central Santiago includes visits to a number of Santiago landmarks all easily accessible from the historic Plaza de Armas, including the Presidential Palace, colonial treasures, the splendidly ornate civil buidlings, churches, museums, parks shopping, national monuments and the famed Mercado Central.

Excursion to Otavalo Market
Located within easy driving distance two hours north of Quito, many day trips are available, but it's better to allow several days to see not only the famous market in Otavalo, but to visit the nearby villages, where villages follow an ancient craft and supply many of the textiles sold in their own markets as well as in Otavalo. The spring-like climate makes this an all-season destination, but the warmest months are July - September.

Cruce de Lagos - Lake Crossing to and from Chile and Argentina
Make the border crossing from Puerto Montt, Chile to Bariloche, Argentina via this spectacularly scenic road and lake crossing by sailing four different lakes: Llanquihue, Todos los Santos, Frías and Nahuel Huapí. You can also make the trip in reverse. It's a not to be missed adventure.

Sightseeing in Sucre, Bolivia
Call it Sucre, La Plata, Charcas, or Ciudad Blanca, the city of Sucre has a rich, varied history and a wealth of historical architecture deserving of the selection as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Historic Churches of Chiloé Photo Tour
In the 18th century, there were about 300 churches established on the large island and the smaller islands clustered in the Archipelago of Chiloé. The churches were part of the evangelical mission of the Roman Catholic Church and while almost every settlement had its own church, they shared the services of visiting priests who conducted services and dispensed the sacraments. Many of these churches are listed by UNESCO as cultural heritage sites.

Views of Mendoza, Argentina
Mendoza, the capital of Mendoza province, lies at the base of the Andes, closer to Santiago, Chile than Buenos Aires. It's a clean, well laid-out city, with parks and tree-lined streets and parks, the center of commerce and tourism for the area. It's also prime wine country, and an all-seasons destination for climbers, hikers, skiers, rafters, bikers, paragliders, naturalists, trekkers, and oenophiles. Enjoy these photos of some of the local attractions!

Views of Mendoza, Argentina
Mendoza, the capital of Mendoza province, lies at the base of the Andes, closer to Santiago, Chile than Buenos Aires. It's a clean, well laid-out city, with parks and tree-lined streets and parks, the center of commerce and tourism for the area. It's also prime wine country, and an all-seasons destination for climbers, hikers, skiers, rafters, bikers, paragliders, naturalists, trekkers, and oenophiles. Enjoy these photos of some of the local attractions!

La Boca, Buenos Aires Photo Gallery
The La Boca barrio, or neighborhood, in Buenos Aires, grew up on the bank of the Riachuelo, a narrow canal where meat packers and warehouses serviced the city. Italian immigrants found a home here, and their hastily erected tin houses formed the basis of the residential area. Caminito, a pedestrian street named for the famous tango, leads visitors past mulit-hued houses and shops in what is now a tourist attraction and an artist's colony.

Tour Salta, Argentina and Nearby Attractions Photo Gallery
Salta, the capital of the province of Salta, is a colonial city, built in an area already in use long before the Spaniards arrived. This northwestern region of Argentina witnessed the beginnings of permanent agricultural civilization by several tribes, including the Diaguita who successfully kept the Inca empire from spreading over the Andes into the pampas of Argentina. Several archaeological sites are on the tourist trail.

Exchange Your Money in South America
Exchange your currency in South America with these simple tips from your guide to South America.

Metric Conversion Charts
Metric conversion to US or Imperial measurements can be difficult for those who don't use the universal metric system. These charts will help you learn the formulas.

Peru Travel Guide by Season
If you are considering a trip to Peru, especially Cusco, use this seasonal guide for the best months of the year to suit your travel interests.

Beaches of Rio de Janeiro
The beaches in Rio de Janeiro are world famous. The warm water, fantastic views, entertainment and beach goers are all part of the attraction.

Embassies of South America
Addresses, telephone numbers and web sites for the embassy of South American countries in Washington D.C. and the USA Embassies and consulates in those countries.

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Frequently asked questions about travel to and in South America, and resources to plan your trips to the top destinations in South American countries.

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Popular Tours in and Around Quito, Ecuador
Popular Tours in and Around Quito, Ecuador include city tours by day and by night, museums, straddling the equator at the Mitad del Mundo monument, Otavalo market and a refreshing visit to Papallacta spa and thermal springs.

Where to dine and drink in Ushuaia, Argentina
There's an ample choice of restaurants, pubs, cafes, bars, discos, buffet-style and quick meals in Ushuaia. Here is a sampling of some of the most favored.

Where to dine and drink in Ushuaia, Argentina
There's an ample choice of restaurants, pubs, cafes, bars, discos, buffet-style and quick meals in Ushuaia. Here is a sampling of some of the most favored.

Culture of South America
Explore the cultural facets of South America with these resources about languages, literature, film, music, dance, news and current events, religions, customs, art, handicrafts and special occasions.

Countries and Territories of South America
Each of the countries and territories of South America is unique and offer a number of attractions, scenic marvels, distinctive cultures and things to do and see. Some countries have an established tourism infrastructure, others are developing their tourism options at a slower pace, but all offer rewarding sightseeing experiences.

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, relocation, reservation help, and travel and packing tips.

Salvador, Bahia
Salvador, the capital of Bahia state, is a city of contrasts: divided into two levels, a new modern city and an old colonial city within the city, a vibrant carnival locale and a busy tourist attraction.

Chile's Region II - The Atacama Desert
Chile's Norte Grande is the Atacama desert stretching from the Peruvian border south to Taltal. The political division of the area into regions has the desert split into Region 1 and Region 2. It is in Region 1 that you'll find many of the archaeological ruins and desert attractions, but Region 2, centered around the port city of Antofagasta, has its attractions, too.

A Sampling of Paraguay
For many years Paraguay, known as the

Tour Perito Moreno Glacier in Parque Nacional Perito Moreno
Perito Moreno glacier in Argentine Patagonia has the distinction of being the only glacier in the world to be still growing. Moreno increases because falling snow accumulates faster than it melts. Over time, the snow compresses and gravity and the ice buildup behind the glacier force it down the mountain. The distinctive blue color comes from oxygen trapped in the snow, and the dirt and mud come from the ground and rocks the glacier gathers as it noses its way downward.

Tour the Monastery of Santa Catalina in Arequipa, Peru
The Monastery of Santa Catalina in Arequipa, Peru is not a single building but many within a complex of 20,000 square meters that was home for Dominican nuns for centuries. Opened to the public in 1970, this religious community is one of the finest examples of colonial architecture, art and life in a city within a city.

Views of Guayaquil, Ecuador
Many travelers know Guayaquil as the place to spend a few hours, or an overnight, before embarking for the Galapagos. Those who take the time to explore the city's revamped and beautified areas will appreciate Guayaquil's scenic attractions and its cultural and historic value.

Cuzco, Peru - Capital of the Inca Empire - Photo Gallery
The capital of the Inca Empire, Cuzco combines the ancient city, the colonial additions and the modern buildings and amenities in a splendid reflection of culture and tradition of the sophisticated Incan civilization. The ancient plaza was the core of the suyos, the Four Regions of the Inca Empire reaching from Quito, Ecuador to northern Chile.

Roraima Climb in Canaima National Park
Roraima tepui, in Parque Nacional Canaima, Venezuela's second largest national park along the borders with Guyana and Brazil. The tepui was for many years too isolated for more than the devout adventurer. In recent years, climbers and trekkers, make the six day, five night round trip trek to the summit of this 9,219-foot sandstone mesa.

Views of Chile's Region I - Sea, Sand and Andes
El Norte Grande is Chile's northernmost territory and includes Regions I and II. Region I includes the provinces of Arica, Parinacota and Iquique, is a natural wonderland of the Atacama desert, Andes mountains and volcanoes, high plains called altiplanos, oases, thermal hot springs and the salars or salt flats that attract visitors from all over the world.

Views of Mendoza, Argentina
Mendoza, the capital of Mendoza province lies at the base of the Andes, closer to Santiago, Chile than Buenos Aires. It's a clean, well laid-out city, with parks and tree-lined streets and parks, the center of commerce and tourism for the area. It's also prime wine country, and an all-seasons destination for climbers, hikers, skiers, rafters, bikers, paragliders, naturalists, trekkers, and oenophiles. Enjoy these photos of some of the local attractions!

Views of Manaus, Brazil
On the Rio Negro in the Amazonas state of Brazil, Manaus is a commercial and tourist center for activity on the Amazon river. Visitors come here on their river cruises, as a staging spot for jungle lodge experiences, to see the famous Wedding of the Waters where the dark waters of the Rio Negro meet the yellowish waters of the Solimões river.[p]Domestic flights from other Brazilian cities land at Eduardo Gomes International Airport, also called the Manaus International Airport.

Nazca Lines Photo Gallery
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Nazca Lines Photo Gallery
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Views of Isla Grande de Chiloé
The Chiloe Archipelago, in Chile's Northern Patagonia, has long been a place of mystery and mysticism. Famous for seafood, handicrafts, and the warmth of its people, Chiloé is a scenic and an increasingly popular destination for walking, biking, fishing, paddling and birding.

La Boca, Buenos Aires Photo Gallery
The La Boca barrio, or neighborhood, in Buenos Aires, grew up on the bank of the Riachuelo, a narrow canal where meat packers and warehouses serviced the city. Italian immigrants found a home here, and their hastily erected tin houses formed the basis of the residential area. Caminito, a pedestrian street named for the famous tango, leads visitors past mulit-hued houses and shops in what is now a tourist attraction and an artist's colony.

La Paz City Tour
The city that touches the sky is an apt description of La Paz. Located high above sea level, the legislative capital of Bolivia sits in a bowl surrounded by the high altiplano. La Paz as it grows climbs the hills resulting in varying elevations from 3000 to 4100 m. Overlooking the city is towering triple-peaked Illimani, always snow covered and majestic.

Cartagena, Colombia Photo Gallery
Cartagena was one of the first cities founded by the Spaniards in South America. Begun in 1533, the strategic location called for a fortress, and the Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas was started in 1639, but not completed for 150 years. The fortress walls surrounded what is now known as the Ciudad Murallada, or the walled old town, where churches, homes, business and plazas share their colonial heritage.

Angel Falls Photo Gallery
At 979 meters (3230 feet) with an uninterrupted drop of 807 meters (2663 ft), Angel Falls is sixteen times the height of Niagara Falls. Located in Venezuela's Canaima National Park, the falls are best viewed, and appreciated, from the air. Here's a sampling of the awesome falls.

Views of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
Views of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu include views down deep river gorges and up at snow-clad mountain peaks. There are moments when you may be the only person on the trail and yet feel as though there are other, more ancient, beings there with you. These images are only a sample of the trek through barren puno, up and down rocky mountain trails, through meadows and cloud forest, sheer cliff faces and on to the fabled ruins at Machu Picchu. Enjoy!

Buenos Aires City Tour
Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, is a sprawling city on the banks of the Rio de la Plata, composed of neighborhoods called barrios. Most of the sights of interest to visitors are located near the city center, where shopping, nightlife, restaurants, hotels and civic and historic buildings attract both the residents of Buenos Aires who refer to themselves as porteños, or port people, and the visitor who visit the city as part of their extended travels in the country.

Iguazu Falls Photo Gallery
Called Foz do Iguaçu in Brazilian, and Cataratas del Iguazú in Spanish, Iguazu falls are a top destination for visitors from all countries. These photos display only a portion of the grandeur and awe-inspiring nature of the which are taller than Niagara Falls, twice as wide with 275 cascades spread in a horsehoe shape over nearly two miles of the Iguazu River on the border between Argentina and Brazil.

Jesuit Missions of South America Tour
The priests of the Society of Jesus, more commonly known as Jesuits, developed the series of missions in what is now Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Uruguay and Paraguay as a social and economic extension of the mission to bring the Roman Catholic religion to the indigenous populations, mainly the Guaraní tribes, via spiritual instruction, education, commercial endeavors and trade. These settlements were called a reducción in Spanish, or redução in Portuguese.

A Visit to Ouro Preto, Brazil
At the height of the gold and diamond boom in the mid 18th century, Ouro Preto, or Black Gold, was the richest town in South America and the capital of Minas Gerais state. When the ore petered out, the capital was moved to Belo Horizonte and Ouro Preto settled into a long snooze. Now it is a gem of colonial architecture, a university town and as yet, not over-ridden by tourists.

Atlantic Coast of Argentina Photo Gallery
The Atlantic Coast of Argentina includes the province of Buenos Aires and the many beaches and beach resorts, south through Northern Patagonia, Puerto Madryn and the wildlife of Peninsula Valdes, the Welsh communities and further south into northern Tierra del Fuego.

Views of Caracas, Venezuela
Venezuela's capital and largest city is the center of commerce, culture, economics and the base for touring the country's attractions. Caracas blends a modern cityscape and a colonial heritage with a lush, temperate climate. It's noisy as any large city with millions of inhabitants, yet it boasts a city park with a waterfall and hundreds of tropical plants.

Views of Tucuman City and Province, Argentina
In colonial times, Tucuman provided mules, cottona and textiles to Bolivia, for the silver mines in Potosi, and later the sugar industry became important. Today, Tucuman is a large, commercial city enjoying historical importance as rhe site for the signing of the Declaration of Independence from Spain. Prehistoric ruins, colonial sites and scenic attractions provide many sightseeing opportunities for the visitor.

Galapagos Islands Tour
The Galápagos archipelago is a premiere wildlife observation, protection and research center visited annually by thousands of tourists. Enjoy these views of the islands, beaches, ports and landscapes.

Photographic Tour of Ischigualasto Natural Park, San Juan Province, Argentina
Long before the Andes mountains were formed along the spine of South America, what is now called the Valley of the Moon in Argentina's northwest San Juan province was a vast depression of ancient sediments of the Triassic geological period. The fantastic rock formations caused by time and erosion marking the landscape and prompting geologists, paleontologists and visitors to marvel at the history and landscape of what is now, together with Talampaya National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Tiwanaku, Bolivia Photo Gallery
Tiwanaku, also known as Tiahuanacu, is the site of the remaining ruins of the pre-Incan ancient Tiwanaku agrarian civilization. Located near Lake Titicaca, the archaeological site is not yet completely excavated, but the visible ruins make a pleasant and rewarding day trip from La Paz, the capital of Bolivia.

Tour Devil's Island in French Guiana - Photo Gallery
The three Iles du Salut (Islands of Salvation or Health), off the coast of French Guiana are lush, tropical isles of abundant foliage, great views and open to visitors. Once however, they were the site of the infamous Devil's Island penal colony, called the Green Hell. Ile Royale is now a resort destination for visitors to French Guiana.

Scenic Attrations of Jujuy, Argentina - Photo Gallery
Emjoy the highlights of Jujuy in Argentina's northwestern Andean region, then tour the vividly colored Hill of Seven Colors at Purnamarca, the archaeological sites of Pukara de Tilcara and Santa Rosa de Tastil, and the scenic Quebrada de Humahuaca.

Views of South America Cities from Space
Enjoy these photographs, taken on various NASA missions, of South American cities. Seen from above, the scope, toppgraphy, natural landmarks and distinctive features vary in clarity, yet each photograph is a unique way to learn about the city and surrounding area.

Ride the Devil's Nose Photo Gallery - Ecuador
Called the Most Difficult Train in the World, the train trip between Riobamba and Alausí is one of Ecuador's most famous attractions. The railroad was originally built to connect the Andes with the coast, and the route goes up and down steep slopes, along river valleys and has to negotiate a wall of rock called Nariz del Diablo, the Devil's Nose. Travelers today can choose to sit inside, or ride the roof for a better view.

A Tour of Lake Titicaca
Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, bordered by Bolivia and Peru, is the birthplace of the Inca civilization and a must-see tourist destination for many visitors to South America. This photographic tour takes us from Puno, Peru to Copacabana, Bolivia, with stops at islands important to the Inca Empire, archaeological sites, the floating islands of the Uros and views of the magnificent scenery of earth, sky and deep, blue water.

Alameda
A street lined with shady trees, usually poplars, and one of the main avenues of the city.

Geography and Wildlife of the Falklands
Geography, maps, weather, and wildlife of the Falklands, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands.

Plan Your Trip to the Falkland Islands
Tourism, attractions, accommodations, sightseeing and practical facts for the Falkland Islands.

Stanley, Falkland Islands
Stanley is the capital of the Falkland Islands, also called Islas Malvinas, and faces northeast on East Falkland island, the largest of the island group. It is a busy seaport, a port of call for cruise ships, and the gateway to wildlife viewing. It is sometimes called Port Stanley, and offers a larger selection of places to stay and eat.

Plan Your Trip to Bolivia.
Tourism, attractions, accommodations, tours, getting around, practical tips and sightseeing.

Geography and Wildlife of Bolivia
Maps, photos, descriptions, climate, flora and fauna and national parks.

Sucre, Bolivia
Accommodations, maps, sightseeing, city facts, weather and more information to get to know the city, from Bonnie Hamre, your guide to South America

Oruro, Bolivia
Accommodations, maps, sightseeing, city facts, weather and more information to get to know Oruro in southwestern Bolivia; resources from Bonnie Hamre, your guide to South America

La Paz, Bolivia
Accommodations, maps, sightseeing, city facts, weather and more information to get to know La Paz, from Bonnie Hamre, your guide to South America

Plan Your Trip to La Paz, Bolivia
Accomodations, maps, sightseeing, city facts, restaurants, traveling tips and more information to plan your time in La Paz.

Potosi, Bolivia
Once the largest and the wealthiest city in South America due to the rich silver mine in Cerro Rico, or Rich Hill, Potosi declined in glory as the mine depleted, but today is beckoning new wealth as an adventure destination. Find sightseeing, places to stay and eat, Bolivian Andes and related travel information here.

Amazon Basin, Yungas, Savannah Regions of Bolivia
Tourism, sightseeing, geography, sports and recreation, national parks and practical facts for this area of Bolivia.

Tiwanku/Tiahuanaco, Bolivia
Tiwanaku, an ancient city near the south shore of Lake Titicaca, thrived as a most important site before the Inca Empire.

History of Bolivia
Historical references, archaeology, ethnic heritage, Tiwanaku, and current issues.

Plan Your Trip to French Guiana
Tourism, accommodations, tours, travel information and practical facts about French Guiana

Geography and Wildlife of Paraguay
Maps, photos, climate, weather, wildlife, flora and fauna of Paraguay.

Eastern Region of Paraguay
Travel planning, accommodations, sightseeing, geography, sports, and tourism for the more populated region of Paraguay.

Asuncion, Paraguay
Tourism, sightseeing, attractions, accommodations, food and drink, plus practical information about the capital of Paraguay.

Plan Your Trip to Peru
Tourism, attractions, accommodations, sports and recreation, tours, travel operators, practical facts, and getting around in Peru.

Northern Highlands of Peru
Articles, maps, guided tours and resources for tourism, sightseeing, geography, art and entertainment, sports and recreation for the ancient city of Cajamarca, the cloud forest area of the cloud people, Kuelaps, and the Chachapoyas.

Lima, Peru
Tourism, sightseeing, maps, accommodations, food and drink, sports and recreation, art, culture and entertainment plus practical information for Lima, known as the City of Kings and Garden City, the capital of Peru.

Arequipa, Peru
Articles, maps, guided tours and resources for tourism, sightseeing, sports and recreation, for the Peruvian south coast city of Arequipa, known as the White City.

Pisco, Peru
Pisco is the capital of Pisco province, the home of the Peruvian grape liquor, Pisco, but it also the base for visiting wildlife preserves of the Paracas National Reserve, sometimes called the Peruvian Galapagos and the Chincha Islands.

Colca Canyon, Peru
One of Peru's natural wonders, this canyon is high, deep and home to condors. Explore Colca Canyon in words and pictures.

Places of Interest Near Cuzco, Peru
Cuzco is the center of many of the historical, archaeological and cultural attractions of Peru's highlands. From here, visitors trek, tour, and learn about Peru's historical significance.

Cuzco, Peru
Accommodations, sightseeing, maps and pictures of Cuzco

Pasco and Cerro de Pasco, Peru
Accommodations, sightseeing, history, geography, art and entertainment and mining for the Cerro de Pasco area of Peru

Vilcabamba, Peru
Vilcabamba was the last refuge of the Inca Empire until it fell to the Spaniards in 1572, signalling the end of Inca resistance to Spanish rule. The city was burned and the location of Vilcabamba was forgotten. Today it's an attraction to the adventyrous who wonder how much still lies hidden.

iquitos, Peru
Articles, maps, guided tours and resources for tourism for Iquitos and the northern Amazonian area of Peru.

Plan Your Trip to Ecuador
Tourism, getting around in Ecuador, attractions, accommodations, sports and recreation, practical information and sightseeing in Ecuador.

Guayaquil, Ecuador
Tourism, attractions, sightseeing, accommodations, food and drink plus practical facts for Ecuador's largest city.

Esmeraldas, Ecuador
Esmeraldas, long accessible only by sea, is now a commercial and tourism destination with white sand beaches, ecological reserves, and direct access to Quito, Cuenca and other inland Ecuadorian cities. Resources for hotels, maps, things to do and see, attractions and related information about this area of coastal Ecuador.

Banos, Ecuador
Tourism, attractions, accommodations, sports and recratons, food and drink, plus practical facts.

Ecuadorian Art, Culture and Entertainment
Art and culture, photos, recipes, food and drink, shopping, museums, ethnic groups, folkore, music, dance, literature, education, nightlife, hand crafts and the culture of Ecuador.

Plan Your Trip to Colombia
Tourism, attractions, getting there and around Colombia, practical information, accommodations, food and drink, tours and travel information for Colombia.

San Andres
San Andres is a part of the San Andrés Archipelago which consists of three main islands - San Andrés, Old Providence, and Santa Catalina - and several uninhabited cays. Closer to Nicaragua and Jamaica than Colombia, San Andres is a beach and diver's paradise with white beaches, turquoise waters, great watersports, duty free shopping and an active nightlife.

Villa de Leyva: Colonial Gem
The town was founded in 1572 as Villa de Nuestra Señora de Santa Maria de Leyva and looks very much now as it did then. Cobblestoned streets, red-tiled roofs, balconies and private courtyards retain the heritage and welcome visitors who come for rest and relaxation.

Bogota, Colombia
Tourism, sightseeing, geography, history, art, culture, sports, recreation and practical information to enjoy Colombia's capital, nestled in the Andes, where seventeenth century buildings and skyscrapers stand side by side.

Plan Your Trip to Chile
Tourism, getting around in Chile, attractions, accommodations, sports and recreation, practical information and sightseeing in Chile.

Sights and Attractions of Chile
Chile's Attractions and Favored Destinations include the Atacama Desert, San Pedro de Atacama, the Andes, Santiago, Vina del Mar and the central valleys, the Lake District and fjords, Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Easter Island, Juan Fernandez Archipelago and more

Food and Drink of Chile
Chilean cuisine tends to the international, plus wonderful seafood that forms the base of many favored dishes. Enjoy these resources for Chilean cuisine, recipes to enjoy at home either in preparation for your travels in Chile or as souvenirs of your visit.

Huasos - Chilean Cowboys and Horsemen
Chilean huasos are skilled horsemen, honing their skills daily. Over the years, the huaso has come to signify much of the Chilean folkloric culture, and he is a vital part of parades, fiestas, and holidays.

History of Brazil
Historical references, explorations, monarchy, Dom Pedro, independence, wars, Chico Mendes, Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett and more historical information about Brazil.

Plan Your Trip to Brazil
Tourism, attractions, getting there and around Brazil, practical information, accommodations, food and drink, tours and travel information for Brazil.

Manaus, Brazil
Attractions, sightseeing, jungle lodges, geography, sports and recreation for the city and area around Manaus, in the state of Amazonas, Brazil.

Plan Your Trip to Brazil 's Southeast Coast
Tourism, attractions, sports and recreation, accommodations, and practical facts for the states of Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Espiritu Santo, Minas Gerais.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Tourism, attractions, sightseeing, travel planning, accommodations, food and drink, sports and recreation, art and culture, plus practical information about the city.

Things to Do and See in Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro is a fascinating, spectacularly beautiful city with natural attractions, beaches, mountains, the sea, cultural activities and sites, gorgeous architecture, festivals, plus a tremendous number of nightclubs, bars and things to do and see.

Art, Culture and Entertainment in Rio de Janeiro
Carnaval, museums, literature, music, dance, shopping, education and related cultural resources for Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Staying in Rio de Janeiro
Consider these options for staying in Rio, including hotels, hostels, short term rentals and ownership.

Sao Paulo, Brazil
Attractions, tourism, art and culture, food and dining, sightseeing, sports, tours, history and geography of São Paulo, Brazil.

Brasilia, Brazil
Tourism, geography, attractions, accommodations, art and culture, plus practical information for Brasilia, the capital of Brazil.

Matto Grosso, Brazil
Tourism, attractions, accommodations, sightseeing, sports and recreation in the state of Mato Grosso.

Surinamese Art, Culture and Entertainment
Culture, art, sports and recreation, food and drink and more about the culture of Suriname.

Geography and Wildlife of Suriname
Geography, wildlife, birding, rain forests and the physical facets of Suriname.

Mar del Plata, Argentina
Mar del Plata is Argentina's premiere beach resort, offering 17 kilometers of beaches, sports fishing, colonial architecture, a university, sports, zoo, casino and lively nightlife plus a number of parks and gardens to tempt the visitor.

San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
Things to do and see, places to stay and eat, sports, entertainmentt, tourism, photos and more about Bariloche, a favored destination in Argentina.

Santa Cruz Province of Argentina
Tourism, attractions, scenery, maps, photos, glaciars, dinoaurs, tours and more about Argentina's Santa Cruz province.

Cuyo Region of Argentina
Tourism, attractions, sightseeing, geography, photos, maps, art and entertainment, sports and recreation and practical information about the cities and provinces of Mendoza, San Juan, and San Luis.

Jujuy, Argentina
Jujuy, Argentina tourism, attractions, sightseeing, geography, photos, maps, art entertainment, sports and recreation practical information province cities of Jujuy argentina

Mendoza and Mendoza Province, Argentina
Tourism, attractions, sightseeing, geography, photos, maps, art and entertainment, sports and recreation and practical information about the city and province of Mendoza.

Plan Your Trip to Buenos Aires
Tourism, practical information, accommodations, food and drink, getting there, sports and recreation, weather, and city details.

Entertainment in Buenos Aires
Entertainment in Buenos Aires includes suggestions for attractions, sighteeing, shopping, nightlife, tango shows, and more fun things to do and see.

Art, Culture and Entertainment in Buenos Aires
Literature, music, dance, museums, nightlife, history, government, universities, schools and language programs, media, news, online guides and directories to hotels, events, activities and sightseeing.

Getting around in Argentina
Airports, rental cars, metro and other forms of transportation to get you place in to place in Argentina, from Bonnie Hamre, your guide to South America.

Plan Your Trip to Argentina
Tourism, attractions, getting there and around Argentina, practical information, accommodations, food and drink, tours and travel information.