South America Travel Sitemap - Page 8 2016-09-26

Tours
Things to do and see with these tours to the various attractions in Argentina.

Plan Your Trip to Uruguay
Tourism, tours, accommodations, things to see and do in Uruguay.

Punta del Este, Uruguay
Uruguay's premiere beach resort offers beach, bay, and ocean activities for all, plus excellent tourism facilities.

Coastal Regions of Uruguay
Tourism, attractions, sightseeing, plus sports and recreation along the Atlantic and Rio de la Plata coasts of Uruguay.

Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
Colonia del Sacramento was the only Portuguese settlement along the Rio de la Plata and thus the historic portion of Colonia is reminiscent of old Lisbon. Across the Rio de la Plata from Argentina, this the main water thoroughfare for visitors from Argentina to access any part of Uruguay, a a choice destination on its own.

Plan Your Trip to Venezuela
Tourism, accommodations, tours, travel information and practical facts about Venezuela.

Interior and Llanos Region of Venezuela
Tourism, attrations, sightseeing, geography, sports and recreation in the llanos, Guiana Highlands and the Gran Sabana region of Venezuela.

Pantanal of South America
Wildlife viewing, physical attractions, tourism and practical information for the vast wilderness region of swamps and marshes - the Pantanal wetlands created by the seasonal flooding of the river Paraguai and its many tributaries in Bolivia and Paraguay,and Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul in Brazil.

Ushuaia, Argentina
Tourism, attractions, history, sightseeing, sports and recreation for Ushuaia, sometimes called the "Southernmost city of the World."

Inca Trail and Tours to Machu Picchu
Tours, guided tours, outfitters and practical facts about touring Peru's best-known attraction, either by rail and bus or overland by the Inca Trail.

South American Cruises
Cruise destinations, itineraries, fares and fantasies about taking a cruise ship or sailing yacht to and around South America

Visas, Passports, Consulates and Embassies in South America
Visas, Passports and Legal Matters for travel to South America include travel requirements, consulate and embassy information, required documents, marriage abroad and legal information required for Visitors to South America

Horseback Tours in South America
See the country in a different way, often going places difficult to reach in a vehicle.

Tours, Tour Operators and Travel Agencies for South American Travel
Tour Operators offer specialized tours, tour operators, discount travel, and related touring resources. Many of these agencies offer tours to mulitple destinations. Be sure to check the touring opportunities for the cities and regions of the country you are planning to visit.

Backpacking Around South America
Backpacking routes, tips, travel suggestions, including safety, meeting people, transportation, guides, accommodations and personal travel reports.

Trains and Railway Travel in South America
While long distance or train travel between countries isn't what it used to be, there are ample opportunities for domestic train travel within South American countries. Some are subway, or metro trains, some lines are aimed at commuter travel, others for sightseeing purposes, and some just for fun.

Highways and Roads in South America
Travel by land in South America includes modern highways, the Pan American Highway called the Panamericana, the Inter-Oceanic highway still under construction, dirt roads and rough tracks only a mountain goat could travel, but vehicles somehow do. Find routes, highway information, travel advisories, trip reports and related data about traveling by land in South America.

Bus Services and Companies in South America
Busses, either local or long distance, are the most popular form of transportation in South America. The service can range from budget to luxury sleeping seats. Check routes, fares and schedules for those companies with a web presence.

Events, Holidays, Fiestas and Festivals in Argentina
Holidays, fiestas and festivals, whether religious or secular, hold a favored place in Argentine culture.

Events, Festivals and Holidays in Bolivia
Holidays, fiestas and festivals, whether religious or secular, hold a favored place in Bolivian culture. Enjoy Oruro's famed Devil Dance, the Festival del Gran Poder, Virgen de la Copacabana and other holidays.

Events, Festas and Holidays in Brazil
Religious and secular holidays include celebrations of independence, battles, and local holidays.

Events, Festivals and Holidays in Peru
Holidays, fiestas and festivals, whether religious or secular, hold a favored place in Peruvian culture. Enjoy Inti Raymi, Virgen de la Candelaria, carnaval, and other holidays.

Holidays in Uruguay
Holidays in Uruguay include fiestas, celebrations, festivals and regional events.

Holidays in Venezuela
Holidays in Venezuela include fiestas, celebrations, festivals and regional events.

Holidays in Colombia
Local, regional and national holidays in Colombia include Independence Days, religious holidays and festivals, celebrations, and assorted fiestas.

Holidays in Ecuador
Holidays in Ecuador include fiestas, celebrations, festivals and regional events.

Holidays in Paraguay
Holidays in Paraguay include regional events, fiestas, celebrations and festivals.

Languages
Spanish, Portuguese and Quechua and more South American languages, plus language discussions about the language, dictionaries, and language schools in many locales to help you learn on-site or via correspondence.

Brazilian / Portuguese Language Programs
Educational travel programs and immersion programs in Portuguese and Brazilian Portuguese to teach you the language and culture of Brazil

Spanish / Castellano in South America
Language usage, discussions, lessons, tips for travelers to South America.

Language Schools and Programs
Educational travel programs, and immersion programs in various countries will teach you the language and the culture of South America, compiled by Bonnie Hamre

Simon Bolivar
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.

Christopher Columbus
Revered as the discoverer of America and yet despised as the man who brought the evils of slavery, the encomienda system and the diseases of Europe to America, Columbus paved the way for the explorations and development of the Americas. Resources, facts, biographical information, voyages, discussions and more information about the man also known as Cristoforo Colombo and Cristóbal Colón.

Indigenous Peoples of South America
History, anthroplogy, descriptions, customs, languages and current status of the indigenous tribes of South America.

Earthquakes, Temblors and Natural Events
Earthquakes, seismic activities, tsunamis, natural events, landslides and tremors resulting from the earth's activities.

Maps of South America
Maps, descriptions, and related physical geographical resources about the South American countries.

Inca Empire of South America
Inca history, development, mummies, ruins, archaeology, excavations, photos and related resources

Chuquicamata, Chile
Facts and photos of the largest open-pit copper mine in the world in Chuquicamata, Chile

Shopping - South American Merchandise
Art, souvenirs, household items, jewelry, furnishings, textiles, home decor and more from South America.

Skiing and Snowboarding in South America
The ski resorts skiers flock to for the June - October ski season, plus tours, snowboarding, championships, tournaments and more in Chile, Argentina. Bolivia and other South American countries.

Books, Souvenirs and Gifts from South America
Expand your knowledge of South America with guide and travel books, histories, fiction and non-fiction themes. Choose art, handcrafts, travel gear or sports gear or music.

Air Creatures - Wildlife of South America
Air Creatures of South America include birds, bats, butterflies, some insects and other flying creatures.

Andes Region of Venezuela
Tourism, attrations, sightseeing, geography, sports and recreation in the Andes of Venezuela.

Coastal Region of Venezuela
Tourism, attractions, sightseeing, sports and recreation for the coast, beaches and islands of Venezuela.

Airlines serving South America
Airlines serving South America include domestic and international flights to get you where you want to go to and in South America, plus airports, DBP Codes, Plus Codes, facilities, flight information and weather in South America

Buzios, Brazil
Likened to St.-Tropez, Búzios offers beaches, nightlife and all season relaxation. Resources include accommodations, things to do and see, maps, photos and more

Quito, Ecuador
Tourism, sightseeing, geography, history, art, culture, sports, recreation and practical information to enjoy this charming, beautiful Middle of the World City, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the capital of Ecuador.

Weather, Climate and Meteorological Data for South America


Spurred by dreams of honor, glory, gold and wealth, these are the men who claimed the lands of South America for other nations.
Spurred by dreams of honor, glory, gold and wealth, these are the men who claimed the lands of South America for other nations.

Isla de Margarita
Places to stay, things to do and see, plus sports and recreation during your vacation on Isla de Margarita

Kayaking and Rafting in South America
Kayaking and rafting tours and adventures, white water expeditions, rivers, sea kayaking and sports related information.

Money Matters for traveling in South America
Money Matters for traveling in South America includes currency converters, money exchange, ATM usage, credit cards, American Express, Visa and Diner's Club and money information.

Relocating or Working in South America
Things to know while you research the possibilities of moving, working or retiring in South America include finances, culture shock, health, employment, retirement and other tips.

Reservations for South America
Reservations for South America includes fares, discounts and special deals from airlines, hotels and rental car agencies, plus reviews and reservations for lodgings, travel tools and tips

Surf South America
Photos, locations, wave and buoys, surf schools, contests and other resources for the surfer.

Women Traveling Alone in south America
Women Traveling Alone in South America includes practical tips, suggestions and warnings for and by women travelers

Ecotourism in South America
Ecologically-themed travel and vacations, including wildlife viewing, trekking, conservation and volunteering opportunities, and sustainable tourism in South America.

Montevideo, Uruguay
Tourism, attractions, sports and recreation, accommodations, food and drink, plus practical tips for the capital of Uruguay.

Caracas, Venezuela
Tourism, attractions, art, culture, entertainment, sports, recreation, accommodations, food and drink, plus practical information for the capital city of Venezuela.

Volunteer Programs in South America
Volunteering to work in a project aimed to increase and enhance a community is a worthwhile way to spend some time in South America. Some programs are short term, others require a longer commitment. Some are fee based, others rely on donations. Language proficiency is a plus.

Devil's Island of French Guiana
Devil's Island, Île du Diable, is the smallest island of the three Îles du Salut located off the coast of French Guiana, but gave its name to the infamous penal colony closed in 1946.

Latin American Actors and Actresses
These actors and actresses, of Latin American descent, are known of their talents in films, plays and television programs.

Torres del Paine National Park
Photos, maps, tours, lodgings, and trekking information for the various circuits and paths within the park created in 1959, declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1978.

Cookbooks - Latin American Recipes, Food and Cuisine
Latin America introduced many foods to the Old World, and in these books you'll learn about ingredients, recipes, customs, cooking techniques and the spread of Latin American cuisine to the world.

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

Mesopotamia and the Northeast Regions of Argentina
Things to do and see, stay and eat during your visit to Entre Rios, Corrientes, Mesopotamia, the land between the Parana and Uruguay rivers, and Misiones provinces, and Iguazu Falls.

Survivor South America
Information about South America the location, the wildlife, the challenges each of the contestants face while trying to outwit, outlast and outplay each other for the million dollar prize.

Chubut Province of Argentina
Attractions, scenery, wildlife viewing, tourism, photos and maps of Chubut province.

Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Tourism, attractions, art, culture, entertainment, sports, recreation, practical information, and more about Salvador.

Adventure/Reality Shows Set In Latin America
Adventure, escapism, self-knowledge, strategy, luck, reality, hardships, competition, endurance and greed--all captured in these reality shows set in Latin American locations.

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

Land Creatures - Wildlife of South America
Land Creatures Wildlife of South America jaguar puma snakes anacondas llams huanacos cavy mammals land animals

Films, TV Shows and Documentaries Filmed in South America
South America's scenic wonders provide the location for many films, TV programs and documentaries and South American filmakers, actors and actresses are famous world-wide.

Short Term Rentals in South America
Apartments, flats, short or long term rentals, leases, seasonal rentals, temporary housing for travelers, students or businesspeople, sublets, rooms to rent, and condos listed by country.

Tour Operators and Commentaries about Bolivia
Bolivia Tour Operators and Commentaries includes tours, tour operators, trip reports, photos and comments from travelers to Bolivia

Callao, Peru
Callao was founded in 1537, two years after Lima and soon became the main port for Spanish commerce in the Pacific. It is still the main port for Peru, and a port of call and port of entry for Lima and the rest of the country. Lima's Jorge Chávez International Airport is located in Callao.

Chaitén, Chilean Patagonia
Chaitén is the largest town in the Palena province of Chile's Patagonia, and the gateway to Pumalin Park South, Futaleufú, Rio Negro, Rio Blanco, and the Termas El Amarillo. Attractions in the area include fishing, rafting, trekking, the temperate rain forest, national parks and preserves and fantastic scenery.

Isla de Chiloe
Accommodations, sightseeing, geography, art and entertainment and more specific information for this mystical island in Northern Patagonia.

Country Profile for Suriname
Profiles from various sources, demographics, travel issues and warnings, consulate information, embassies, communications, safety concerns, and related information you should know as you travel to and within the country.

Geology and Climate of the Galapagos Islands
The geology, geography and climate of the Galapagos contribute to the unique position as a wildlife haven and ecological preserve. Mountains, volcanoes, sea currents, natural phenomena and other factors contribute to the allure of the archipelago.

Punta Arenas, Chile
Accommodations, art and culture, food and dining, sightseeing, sports, tours, history and geography in Punta Arenas, Chile

Puerto Aisen and Coyhaique, Chile
Accommodations, art and culture, food and dining, sightseeing, sports, tours, history and geography in Coyhaique and Puerto Aisen, Chile

Puerto Natales, Chile
Accommodations, art and culture, food and dining, sightseeing, sports, tours, history and geography in Puerto Natales, Chile from Bonnie Hamre, your guide to South America

Puerto Williams, Chile
Accommodations, art and culture, food and dining, sightseeing, sports, tours, history and geography in Puerto Williams, Chile from Bonnie Hamre, your guide to South America

Paramaribo, Surinmaw
Tourism, attractions, accommodations, and practical information for the capital of Suriname.

Tacna, Peru
Attractions, sightseeing, local information, travel, and resources for Peru's southernmost city.

Tours and Cruises to the Galapagos Islands
Fly or cruise to the Galapagos Archipelago for a close up look at the fantastic wildlife and the scenic islands.

Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald
Son and nephew of distinguished British admirals, Thomas Cochrane distinguished himself during the Napoleonic Wars, but when dishonored at home, left Britain to oversee the growth of the Chilean, Brazilian and Greek navies. He is of great importance to the South American wars of independence.

Arachnids - Spiders of Latim America
Central and South America have their share of spiders, arachnids, ranging from the world's smallest to the world's largest, with a wide variety in between.

Aregua, Paraguay
On the banks of Lake Ypacarai about 20 km from Asuncion, Aregua was once the enclave for the wealthy. Today, everybody can enjoy the cobblestoned streets and charming atmosphere.

Córdoba, Argentina
Accommodations, sightseeing, geography, photos, maps, art and entertainment and more specific information for San Francisco Córdoba from your Guide to South America.

Sports, Recreation, Outdoor Activities in Argentina
Hiking, trekking, auto racing, polo, mountaineering, rafting, kayaking, horseback riding, golf, diving, nature observation, sailing, skiing, fishing, hunting, soccer and more recreational activities in Argentina.

Art and Culture in Santiago, Chile
Santiago is a cosmopolitan city, with sophisticated tastes in entertainment, yet retains and displays the whole of Chilean culture in its museums, universities, parks, literary scene, theater, ballet, opera and other forms of cultural endeavors.

Argentine Authors
Learn more about celebrated Argentine authors and poets, past and current, whose work delineates the culture, mores and uniquely Argentine way of life in their work.

Buenos Aires City and Area Tours
Take a guided tour to enjoy the city's attractions, nightlife, tango shows, and excursions into the nearby Tigre Delta.

Cajamarca, Peru
Cajamarca is an attractive colonial city in the verdant northern highlands. Known as the place where Francisco Pizarro captured and assasinated the Inca Atahualpa, Cajamarca is is the Historical and Cultural Heritage of the Americas, but off the usual tourist track.

Cali, Colombia
Attractions, tourism, sightseeing, geography, history, art, culture, sports, recreation and practical facts about Cali, the largest city in southwestern Colombia.

Cartagena Colombia
Things to do and see in Cartagena Colombia, with accommodations, practical information and more from Bonnie Hamre,your expert guide to South America

Bernado O'Higgins, Libertador de Chile
History, biographies, pictures, historical timeline and analysis of the hero of the Wars of Independence and the first Supreme Dictator of Chile

Plan Your Trip to Santiago
Tourism, getting there, accommodations, food and drink, sightseeing, tours, sports and recreation and practical information about Santiago.

Country Profile for Venezuela
Profiles from various sources, demographics, travel issues and warnings, consulate information, embassies, communications, safety concerns, and related information you should know as you travel to and within the country.

Cocktails and Alcoholic Beverages of South America
South Ameica has a variety of national alcoholic beverages. Some are known as "national drinks".

Copacabana, Bolivia
On the southern shore of Lake Titicaca, this Bolivian city has very little in common with the famous Brazilian beach. Instead it is the locale of numerous religious celebrations held most often at the cathedral.

Coroico, Bolivia
This town in the Yungas, the geographical transition between La Paz on the altiplano and the Amazonian rainforest, is known for the death-defying dirt road connecting it to La Paz, but it is also a pleasant spot to relax and enjoy the verdant scenery.

Country Profile for Uruguay
Profiles from various sources, demographics, travel issues and warnings, consulate information, embassies, communications, safety concerns, and related information you should know as you travel to and within the country.

Country Profile for Paraguay
Profiles from various sources, demographics, travel issues and warnings, consulate information, embassies, communications, safety concerns, and related information you should know as you travel to and within the country.

Country Profile for Guyana
Profiles from various sources, demographics, travel issues and warnings, consulate information, embassies, communications, safety concerns, and related information you should know as you travel to and within the country.

Country Profile for Bolivia
Profiles from various sources, demographics, travel issues and warnings, consulate information, embassies, communications, safety concerns, and related information you should know as you travel to and within the country.

Country Profile for Argentina
Profiles from various sources, demographics, travel issues and warnings, consulate information, embassies, communications, safety concerns, and related information you should know as you travel to and within the country.

Tours and Tour Operators in Ecuador
Tours to the Galapagos, mainland Ecuador and the Amazon, travel tips plus opportunities and adventures for the ecologically minded traveler and trip reports

History of the Falkland Islands / Islas Malvinas
History, wars, and conflicts, mainly between Great Britain and Argentina over ownership of the islands.

Food and Drink in Argentina
Argentine cuisine is influenced by waves of European immigration, a love of beef, fine wines and an appetite for all things tasty. Enjoy these resources for Argentine cuisine, recipes to enjoy at home either in preparation for your travels in Argentina or as souvenirs of you visit.

Cayenne, French Guiana
Tourism, attractions, accommodations, sightseeing and practical information for the capital of French Guiana

Geography and Wildlife of French Guiana
Geography, physical descriptions, maps, and the wildlife of French Guiana.

Gay Lesbian Travel Resources for South America
Guides, tours, resources, nightlife and more for the gay or lesbian traveler to South America, from Bonnie Hamre, your guide to South America

Georgetown, Guyana
Tourism, attractions, accommodations, sightseeing and practical information for the capital of Guyana.

Plan Your Trip to Guyana
Tourism, attractions, sightseeing, practical facts and tours in Guyana.

Explorers, Adventurers and Naturalists of South America
From Christopher Columbus to Theodore Roosevelt, explorers discovered and ventured deep into the unknown and spectacular reaches of South America. Some looted their way through, others carefully noted landmarks, wildlife, and culture.

Jesuit Missions, Philosophy and Actions in South America
Priests from the Society of Jesus, the Jesuits, founded a number of missions in what is now Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Bolivia to educate and convert the Indian tribes of the area. Their success led to the creation of cities, commerce, art and literacy and laid the foundation for their expulsion from the Americas.

Juan Peron and Peronismo
The government of Juan Perón is regarded by many as one of the most progressive in Latin American history in the 20th century and gave rise to Peronismo.

Kourou, French Guiana
Tourism, attractions, sightseeing, sports and recreation plus practical facts for the traveler.

Kuelap Fortress
Kuélap was a mountain stronghold of the Chachapoya, known as the "cloud warriors" that thrived in Amazonian cloud forests from the 9th to the 15th century A.D. New discoveries grant more knowledge into the Chachapoyas, their way of life and their struggles against the invading Incas.

Argentina Lake District and Patagonia Tours
Guided tours to explore and enjoy the varied attractions of Argentina's lake district and nothern Patagonia iinclude wine tours, golf, dinosaur viewing, Andes adventures, fishing, climbing, hiking and much more.

Art, Culture and Entertainment in Lima
Museums, art, artists, music, cuisine, sports and recreation, education, nightlife in Lima, the capital of Peru.

Plan Your Trip to Lima, Peru
Tourism, attractions, sightseeing, accommodations, food and drink, getting there, plus practical information about the city and area.

Medellin, Colombia
Attractions, tourism, sightseeing, geography, history, art, culture, sports, recreation and practical facts about Medellin, the largest city in northwestern Colombia.

Miraflores, Peru
Miraflores, an upscale suburb of Lima, is a garden-fiiled seaside area, with hotels, restaurants, nightclubs and parks and busy beaches. Look here for tourism, sightseeing, maps, accommodations, food and drink, sports and recreation, art, culture and entertainment in Miraflores

Cybercafes and Internet Access in South America
Online Access to South America includes cybercafes, online guides, travel and tourism guides, search engines and other Internet resources in South America

Parana, Corrientes, Argentina
Things to do and see, places to stay and eat, tourism information, attractions and regional information. in Parana, the capital of Entre Rios province, but once was the capital of the Argentine Confederation from 1853 to 1861. Visitors use the city as a base for recreational activities on the many rivers.

Parana River and Tigre Delta
The Parana is the 13th-longest river in the world, flowing 2,485 miles through Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay and Argentina before emptying into the Rio de la Plata between Argentina and Uruguay in the Tigre Delta. The Tigre area is a favorite recreational area for boat tours, fishing, wildlife viewing plus rest and relaxation.

Paraguayan 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 Paraguay.

History of Paraguay
The Chaco War, Alfredo Stroessner, the Jesuit missions, and more historical references.

Plan Your Trip to Paraguay
Tourism, attractions, accommodations, tours, travel operators, sports and recreation, plus practical information for travel planning.

Places to Stay in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Places to stay in Buenos Aires are many and varied. According to your taste and budget, you can choose from simple and fairly inexpensive pensiones, short-term apartments, to top rated luxury hotels. Check into the listed lodgings, check rates and amenities and book online in mnay cases.

Popoyan, Colombia
Attractions, tourism, sightseeing, geography, history, art, culture, sports, recreation and practical facts about Popayan, a beautiful colonial city.

Rio Grande, Argentina
Located in northern Tierra del Fuego, Rio Grande is the commercial center of the province, and offers a variety of tourism, sporting and sightseeing opportunities.

Rio Negro Province of Argentina
Sightseeing, maps, photos, tourism, vacations, scenery and attractions of Rio Negro province.

Plan Your Trip to Rio de Janeiro
Tourism, getting there, tours, travel operators, accommodations, food and drink, and practical information about the city.

Rosario, Argentina
Northwest of Buenos Aires on the Parana River, Rosario is a commercially important city for its port and industrial operations. Check here for things to do and see in Rosario, places to stay and eat, tours, sports and recreation, plus nightlife and photos.

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
The Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia's southwestern altiplano is a high-altitude salt pan, considered the largest in the world, and a compelling destination for its wide open, blindingly white expanse, the lagoons with their coloful flamingos, a cacti-covered oasis and the famed salt hotel. Lithium has recently added to the value of this huge salt pan.

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

Art, Culture and Entertainment in Salvador de Bahia
Language, museums, art, culture, cuisine, recipes and related cultural resources for Salvador de Bahia Brazil from Bonnie Hamre, your guide to South America

Plan YOur Trip Salvador de Bahia
Photos, descriptions, attractions and things to do and see in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil

Samaipata , Bolivia
In addition to being an UNESCO World Heritage site, Fuerte de Samaipata in the province of Florida, boasts a comforatble climate and is a weekend resort as well as a base to explore the southern side of the Amboro National Park. Attractions, places to stay and eat, sightseeing and resources for the area.

Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Attractions, events, tourism and practical facts for Santa Cruz, Bolivia's fastest growing city, now an international transportation hub and the gateway to activities in the area.

Santa Marta, Colombia
Things to do and see with accommodations, practical information and related resources for Santa Marta, Colombia's first Spanish settlement.

Art, Culture and Entertainment in Sao Paulo, Brazil
Music, media, language, shopping, accommodations, education, sports and recreation in São Paulo, Brazil.

Ski Resorts of Central Chile
You'll find the various Chilean Ski Areas offer the perfect mix of good runs spectacular views and a wonderful atmosphere. Ski resorts, details, weather, runs, lifts, lodges, apres-ski and more information about the ski resorts near Santiago in the central Metropolitan area.

Plan Your Trip to São Paulo, Brazil
Tourism, attractions, sightseeing, accommodations, food and drink, plus practical information about the city.

Territory Profile for French Guiana
Profiles from various sources, demographics, travel issues and warnings, consulate information, embassies, communications, safety concerns, and related information you should know as you travel to and within the country.

Territory Profile for the Falkland Islands / Islas Malvinas
Profiles from various sources, demographics, travel issues and warnings, consulate information, embassies, communications, safety concerns, and related information you should know as you travel to and around the islands.

Tours and Travel Packages in and around Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tours, travel packages, sightseeing, and tourism information for Buenos Aires.

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

Uruguayan Art, Culture and Entertainment
Literature, gauchos, music, dance, sports, recreation, entertainment, education, and food and drink in Uruguay.

Veneuzuelan Art, Culture and Entertainment
Art and culture, cuisine, museums, literature, education, music, dance, sports and recreation in Venezuela.

Auto Racing in South America
Rallies. Formula One, tracks, events, drivers, sponsors, schedules, competitions, and more about the world of auto racing.

Belem, Para, Brazil
Attractions, sightseeing, geography, sports and recreation for the city and area of Belem, capital of the state of Pará, Brazil.

Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Belo Horizonte isn't on the usual tourist trail, but acts as the gateway to Ouro Preto and Diamantina, both important to Brazil's mining and gem history. Here you'll find things to see and do, facts, photos, places to stay and eat in Belo Horizonte.

Biking in South America
Bicycle or motorcycle, solo or in groups or tours, bikers enjoy the challenge and the thrill of exploring South America. Enjoy these accounts of bike tours, hints, tips, photos and textual descriptions of the fun and the hazards of travel in South America.

Art, Culture and Entertainment in Bogota
Art and culture, cuisine, nightlife, museums, sports and recreation, education and related cultural resources for Bogota, Colombia

Plan Your Trip to Bogota
Tourism, getting there, attractions, accommodations, sightseeing, practical information.

Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
Tourism, attractions, art, culture, entertainment, sports, recreation, practical information, and more about Recife.

Camping in Brazil
Camping, campgrounds, chalets, pools, fishing and related resources for Brazil

Commentaries and Trip Reports about Brazil
Trip reports, journals, photos and commentaries from travelers to Brazil

Culture and History of the Matto Grosso
The vast territory of the Matto Grosso in Brazil is home to the Pantanal, wildlife, indigenous tribes, different ecosystems, tales of mystery and lost explorations

Plan Your Trip to Brazil's Central West
Tourism, attractions, accommodations, sightseeing, sports and recreation in the states of Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Goias and the Pantanal and the cities of Campo Grande, Goiana, Cuiaba and others.

Getting Around in Brazil
Airports, busses, metros, rental cars, railroads and other forms of transportation in Brazil

Geography and Culture of Northeastern Brazil
Maps, climate, geography, descriptions, culture, photos of Bahia, Sergipe, Alagoas, Paraiba, Rio Grande do Norte, Ceara, Maranhao, Piaui, Recife, Natal, Fortaleza, Joao Pessoa and Sao Luis in northeastern Brazil.

Places to stay, restaurants and nightlife in the Northeast Region of Brazil
Places to stay, restaurants and nightlife in Bahia, Sergipe, Alagoas, Porto Seguro, Paraiba Rio Grande do Norte, Ceara, Maranhao, Piaui, Reci, Natal, Fortaleza, and Joao Pessoa Sao Luis in the northeast region of Brazil.

Brazil Northeast Sights and Sports
Attractions, sightseeing, sports and recreation in the states of Bahia, Sergipe, Alagoas, Paraiba, Pernambuco, Rio Grande do Norte, Ceara, Maranhao, Piaui, Brazil.

Amazon Jungle Lodges, Tours and Places to Stay
Things to do and see, jungle tours, ecological tours, jungle lodges and other places to stay while visiting the Amazon and northern portion of Brazil

Sights and Sports of Northern Brazil
Sightseeing, sports, and tours in the Northern region of Brazil

Art, Culture and Entertainment on Brazil's Southeastern Coast
Art, education, universities, shopping and culture, sports and recreation

Geography of Brazil's Southeast Coast
Maps, climate, photos, descriptions, history and weather for the states of Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Espiritu Santo, Minas Gerais in the southeastern coast region of Brazil

Plan Your Trip to Southern Brazil
Tourism, attractions, accommodations and sightseeing in Espiritu Santo, Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Angra dos Reis and Buzios, Brazil.

Tours and Tour Operators for Brazil
Tours, tour operators, tourism, trip reports, photos and commentaries about Brazil

Canaima, Angel Falls and Mount Roraima in Venezuela
Canaima, Venezuela's second largest national park, sprawls over three million hectares in south-eastern Venezuela along the border between Guyana and Brazil. Within the park's boundaries, world famous Angel Falls attracts thousands of visitors a year, and some of those make the trek up Mount Roraima.

Trip Reports about Chile
Trip reports, photo journeys, and comments from travelers about Chile

Geography and Wildlife of Chile
Maps, photos, descriptions, geography, demographics, flora and fauna, and related geographical resources for Chile

History of Chile
History, archaeology, historical references, Mapuches, elections, current events and related resources for the history of Chile

Chile Media
Newspapers, radio, television and internet usage in Chile from Bonnie Hamre, your guide to South America

Sports and Recreation in Chile
Sports and recreation in Chile include skiing, trekking, surfing, rafting, kayaking, surfing, horseback riding, climbing and other sports

Tours and Tour Operators in Chile
Tours, tourism, tour operators, photos of Chile from Bonnie Hamre, your guide to South America

Getting Around in Chile
Getting around Chile by car, air, bike, RV

Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela
Once a sleepy river town on the Orinoco river in the Guayanas region, Ciudad Bolivar is the capital of Venezuela's largest state, Bolivar, growing fast, and the center of tourism for the area, including Angel Falls and the Parque Nacional Canaima.

Drugs, Cartels and Wars of Colombia
Factions in the war for and against drugs, the cartels, the people, publications, the facts and Human Rights in Colombia

Geography and Wildlife of Colombia
Maps, climate, weather, wildlife, nature, geography, photos and related resources about Colombia.

History of Colombia
Historical events, wars, battles, historical people and thought, historical timelines of Colombia.

Country Profile for Peru
Profiles from various sources, demographics, travel issues and warnings, consulate information, embassies, communications, safety concerns, and related information you should know as you travel to and within the country.

Country Profile for Ecuador
Profiles from various sources, demographics, travel issues and warnings, consulate information, embassies, communications, safety concerns, and related information you should know as you travel to and within the country.

Country Profile for Colombia
Profiles from various sources, demographics, travel issues and warnings, consulate information, embassies, communications, safety concerns, and related information you should know as you travel to and within the country.

Country Profile for Chile
Profiles from various sources, demographics, travel issues and warnings, consulate information, embassies, communications, safety concerns, and related information you should know as you travel to and within the country.

Cuenca, Ecuador
A picturesque, heritage city in the Southern Andean region of Ecuador, Cuenca offers a mild climate, scenery, Inca ruins and more to tempt the visitor.

Helpful Items for Cookery/Ingredients
Shopping for ingredients, cookingconversions, metric to US and or UK cooking measurements, cooking glossary and other useful information

Dinosaurs of South America
Learn about the many dinsouar fossil finds in Argentina, Bolivia and Brazil with Bonnie Hamre, your guide to spectacular South America

Otavalo, Ecuador
Accommodations, practical information, sightseeing, tours, photos, and more resources for this market town famed for textiles

Geography and Wildlife of Ecuador
Maps, photos, geography, wildlife, descriptions, weather, climate and volcanos in Ecuador.

History of Ecuador
Historical events, archaeology, Inca ruins, historical timelines of Ecuador.

Florianopolis, Brazil
Florianopolis, the capital of the State of Santa Catarina, is located on the west coast of the Ilha de Santa Catarina and is linked to the mainland by the suspension Hercilio Luz Bridge. It is the hub of commerce and tourism for the area's many beaches and vacation spots.

Conservation and Endangered Species of South America
Conservation of the environment, indigenous peoples, development, education, nature protection and conservation, wildlife management, and the protection of endangered species.

Glossary of Words Commonly Used in South America
While by no means a comprehensive dictionary of Spanish or Portuguese/Brazilian languages, here are definitions for some of the most commonly used words used on this site.

Goias, Brazil
Tourism, attractions, accommodations, sightseeing, sports and recreation in the state of Goias.

Golf in South America
Golfing resources for South America include clubs, courses, golf tours, championships, pros, equipment and more relating to the game.

Guarani Language of Paraguay
Spoken chiefly in Paraguay and portions of Uruguay, Brazil, Bolivia and Argentina, Guarani is a vibrant language dating from pre-Colombian times.

Fiestas and Holidays in Chile
Religious and secular holidays include celebrations of independence, battles, and local holidays including the Dieciocho, Glorias Navales, Fiesta de San Sebastian de Yumbel, Fiestas Patrias and others.

Holiday and Special Occasion Recipes from South America
Menus and recipes for holidays, fiestas and special occasions include Easter, Christmas, birthdays, formal dinners, picnics, and more.

Horses, Races, Breeders, Stables and Race Tracks in South America
South American horses are famous on the international thoroughred racing circuit.

Lake Maracaibo of Venezuela
The largest lake in South America, Lake Maracaibo is a huge inlet of the Caribbean Sea in the northwestern corner of Venezuela. Formed from mud deposits milliions of years ago, the lake has huge petroleum deposits which led to the development of the oil industry there. Tours, photos, geography, places to stay and eat, oil industry and more regional information about the lake and surrounding area.

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

Merida, Venezuela
Tourism, attractions, sightseeing, geography, sports and recreation in Merida, in the state of the same name.

Natal,
Resources for travelers include attractions, lodgings, tourist infomation, maps, photos, sightseeing and sports and recreational activities.

Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Located about 210 miles north of Rio de Janeiro and 97 miles southeast of Belo Horizonte, to date Ouro Prêto hasn't been on the tourist trail, but is well worth a visit to see a colonial town with fabulous baroque architecture and the oldest gold mine in Brazil. The city, now a university town, has kept its colonial feel and has a number of accommodations and restaurants as well as many things to see and do.

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

Geography and Wildlife of Peru
Maps, descriptions, photos, climate, birdwatching, natural sciences and wildlife.

Peru History
Historical references, photos, Inca history, Moche and Chavin ruins, ancient religions, Spanish conquistadores, historical and archaeological references.

Polo
Polo is described as the world's oldest team sport, possibly played by nomadic Asian tribes 2000 years ago. Today, it is an international sport with Argentina a dominant force for the quality of the players and their mounts. Here you'll find South American teams, rules, schedules, history of the sport, clubs, horses and more information about this ancient game.

Puerto Madryn, Chubut, Argentina
Puerto Madryn, named for a Welshman, is a popular seaside resort, the gateway to the prolific wildlife sanctuary on Península Valdés, the center of Argentina scuba activity, and a link to the active Welsh communities in the area.

Quechua Language of South America
Language, usage, terms, dictionaries and cultural heritage.

Riobamba, Ecuador
South of Quito, Riobamba is a staging spot for visits to Chimborazo Valcano, the national parks and the famous train ride, the Nariz del Diablo. Here you'll find accommodations, sightseeing, tours, photos, maps, and information for residents and visitors to Riobamba.

Rugby in South America
Teams, players, events, clubs, championships, Rugby World Cup and more information about the sport as played in South America.

Salinas, Ecuador
Things to see and do, places to stay and eat, beaches, sports and local information about Salinas, one of the best resort areas in Ecuador, located west of Guayaquil on the Pacific Ocean.

South American Soccer / Futbol
South America's grand passion: the sport of futbol, futebol, or soccer, as it's known to English speaking fans. The teams, the countries, the players, the championships - all here.

Fishing and Hunting in South America
Many locations in South America attract hunters and fishermen for the wide variety of species and challenges.

Scuba Dive in South America
Scuba diving and snorkeling for Ecuador, the Galapagos, Argentina, Chile, Venezuela, Brazil, and other locations in South America.

Survivor 11: Guatemala Episodes and Recap
Episode recaps of the series filmed in and around the famed Mayan ruins in Guatemala's El Peten region, plus players, challenges, those voted off and the ultimate winner, the Sole Survivor!

Survivor 12 - Exile Island, Panama
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 survive in this environment?

Survivor 8 - All Stars, Pearl Islands
Episode recaps of the second series filmed on and around Panama's Pearl Islands, plus players, challenges, those voted off and the ultimate winner, the Sole Survivor!

Water Creatures - Wildlife of South America
Water Creatures, Wildlife of South America, includes fish, marine turtles, and all sorts of marine creatures.

Algarrobo, Chile
Within easy driving distance from Santiago, this small beach resort town south of Valparaiso is a favored weekend and summer vacation spot.

Amazon Basin and Cloud Forest of Northeastern Peru
Tours, places to stay, jungle lodges, canopy walks, river cruises, ecotourism and regional information for the area north of Pucallpa to the border with Colombia.

Amazon Basin - Southeastern Peru
Tours, places to stay, jungle lodges, canopy walks, river cruises, ecotourism and regional information for the area south of Pucallpa to the border with Bolivia.

Chile Antofagasta and Tocopilla
Accommodations, art and culture, food and dining, sightseeing, sports, tours, history and geography in Antofagasta and Tocopilla, Chile

Arica, Chile
Travel and tourism information includes hotels and lodgings, art and culture, food and dining, sightseeing, sports, tours, history and geography

Ayacucho, Peru
Ayacucho is an attractive colonial city, known for its famous Easter Week, or Semana Santa, celebrations and the birthplace of the Sendero Luminoso faction which made it unsafe for travelers until the the early 1990's.

Geography and Wildlife of Brazil
Maps, photos, geography, descriptions, flora and fauna of Brazil.

Calama and San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
Accommodations, art and culture, food and dining, sightseeing, sports, tours, history and geography in Calama and San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

Car Rental in South America
What you need to know about where and how to rent cars, SUVS, 4x4s or any other vehicle in South America.

CDs and DVDs of South American Music
Classics, new recordings, and popular music from the South American countries includes Latin Pop, cumbia, salsa, merengues, sambas, tangos, Brazilian jazz, and other favorites.

Chañaral, Copiapo and Vallenar, Chile
Accommodations, art and culture, food and dining, sightseeing, sports, tours, history and geography in Chañaral Copiapo and Vallenar, Chile

Chan Chan and Sipan, Peru
History, archaeilogical information, photos and other information about the pre-Colombian sites in nothern Peru.

Chillan, Concepcion and Los Angeles, Chile
Accommodations, art and culture, food and dining, sightseeing, sports, tours, history and geography in Chillan, Concepcion and Los Angeles, Chile

Concepcion and Talcahuano., Chile
Accommodations, art and culture, food and dining, sightseeing, sports, tours, history and geography for Chile's second largest city and nearby port of Talcahuano. in Chile's southern region known as the Sur.

Interior Region of Colombia
Tourism, attractions, sightseeing, geography, sports and recreation for the interior, the llanos, of Colombia.

Country Profile for Brazil
Profiles from various sources, demographics, travel issues and warnings, consulate information, embassies, communications, safety concerns, and related information you should know as you travel to and within the country.

Gauchos of South America
The Gauchos of South America - anderers of the Pampas, romantic figures, hard-working horsemen, men of myth and historical significance of land development throughout Argentina, Uruguay and southern Brazil.

Unesco Cultural Properties in South America
These properties on the World Heritage List for South America range from pre-historic petroglyphs to modern cities, consrvation areas, natural phenomenon, wildlife conservztion efforts and historical sites.

Curico, San Carlos, Talca, Chile
Accommodations, art and culture, food and dining, sightseeing, sports, tours, history and geography in Curico San Carlos, Talca, and Linares, Chile from Bonnie Hamre, your guide to South America

Darien Gap of Panama and Colombia
Travel resources, history, photos, travel warnings, dangerous areas of the Darien Gap of Panama and Colombia: 125 miles of thick jungles, tortuous rivers, rugged mountains, and marshy swamp marking the borders of Panama and Colombia. The Pan-American Highway stretches some 17,000 miles from Alaska to Argentina, and is yet to be completed across the Darien Gap.

History, Myths and Mysteries of Easter Island
Descriptions of the island, geography, maps, background and culture, music, photos, legends, myths, theories and the enduring questions of the Moais.

Elqui Valley
Near La Serena, the valley is the meeting place of two rivers, Claro and Turbio to form the Elqui river. Here the clear skies and fresh, dry climate are ideal settings for astronomical centers, pisco muscat grape vineyards and UFO fans. Sights, attractions, Pisco, observatories, places to stay and dine in the scenic Elqui Valley.

Film Festivals in South America
Film festivals for adults and children, with genres, dates, locations and other pertinent information.

Myths, Folklore, Magic and Monsters of South America
South American folklore has its share of mythical creaters, monsters, ghosts, unexplained mysteries, folk tales and magic.

Huaraz, Peru
Huaraz, in Peru's Cordillera Blanca, is the base for exploring, climbing and hiking the cordillera. Mountains, places to stay and eat, sports and recreational opportunities, photos and maps for Huaraz and the Parque Nacrional Huascaran.

Iquique, Chile
Accommodations, art and culture, food and dining, sightseeing, sports, tours, history and geography in Iquique, Chile

La Serena, Coquimbo and Los Vilos, Chile
Accommodations, art and culture, food and dining, sightseeing, sports, tours, history and geography in La Serena Coquimbo and Los Vilos, Chile

South American Locations for Film and Television
These locations are well-known in the world of cinema, televisions programs and documentaries, thanks to the efforts of location scouts and location services.

Reviews of Latin American Films
Reviews offer opinions, suggestions and commentaries.

Osorno and Pucon, Chile
Accommodations, art and culture, food and dining, sightseeing, sports, tours, history and geography in Osorno and Pucon, Chile

Sightseeing and Sports in the Peruvian Andes
Things to do and see in Ayacucho, Cajamarca, Yucay Valley, Huancavelica, Huancayo, Huascaran, Cajamarca, Abancay and Puno include tours, treks, and sports.

Trujillo, Peru
Tourism, attractions, accommodations, food and drink, art and culture, sports and recreation plus practical facts.

Petrohue, Chile
Northeast of Puerto Monnt, Petrohue is on Lake Todos Los Santos, and the departure point for Peulla and the Lake Crossing. Petrohue River attracts river rafters for its rapids and challenges. Attractions, places to stay and eat, sports and photos of the scenic region.

Places to Stay in Punta del Este, Uruguay
Punta del Este Uruguay beaches hotels resorts Places to Stay in Punta del Este hotels accommodations

Profile of Antarctica
Profiles from various sources, demographics, travel issues and warnings, consulate information, embassies, communications, safety concerns, and related information you should know as you travel to and within the continent.

Puerto Varas, Chile
Accommodations, sightseeing, geography, art and entertainment and more specific information

Puno, Peru
Articles, maps, guided tours and resources for tourism, sightseeing, geography, art and entertainment, sports and recreation for Puno, the Peruvian gateway to Lake Titicaca and the Folkloric Capital of Peru.

Art and Culture of Quito, Ecuador
Art and culture, language programs, cuisine, nightlife, museums, sports and recreation, education and related cultural resources for Quito, Ecuador.

Plan Your Trip to Quito, Ecuador
Tourism, attractions, accommodations, newspapers, online guides, cyber cafes and sightseeing in Quito.

Rancagua , El Teniente and Pichilemu, Chile
Accommodations, art and culture, food and dining, sightseeing, sports, tours, history and geography in Rancagua, El Teniente and Pichilemu, Chile

El Teniente - Sewell, Chile
The mining camp of El Teniente, now a property of CODELCO, was originally owned and operated by Braden Copper Company. The mine is one of the deepest in the world and while the camp is now different, it holds a rich and varied history.

Plan Your Trip to Suriname
Tourism, accommodations, practical facts, weather, and tours.

Latin American Televison - Programs and Personalities
evision channels, programs, personalities, and general information.

Temuco and Villarica, Chile
Accommodations, art and culture, food and dining, sightseeing, sports, tours, history and geography in Temuco, Valdivia and Villarica, Chile

The Amazing Race Episodes in South America
This enduring and always fast-paced reality adventure show has contestants traveling around the world, discovering clues, tracking down destinations and racing against time to overcome all obstacles and win the grand prize. The contestants from a number of series have competed against each other in various South American locales. Keep track of their adventures here.

The Mole in South America
Beginning in Chile and moving on to locations in Argentina, the players and host of the reality adventure show called The Mole, gather to overcome numerous obstacles, identify the player sabotaging the game, and win a substantial cash prize.

Moais, History, Myths and Mysteries
Early explorations, history, the moais, legends, myths, RongoRongo, Rapa Nui syndrome and perplexing theories about Easter Island.

Tours and Cruises to Antarctica
Portions of Antarctica are becoming popular with travelers wanting something extra special and a trip of a lifetime. Cruise ships and tours navigate the waters of Antarctica and stop at several destinations of historical import and to view the wildlife.

Urubamba - Sacred Valley of the Incas
The Urubamba river flows through a narrow, winding valley from east of Pisac to Ollantaytambo at the western end of the valley. Specatcular views and sites of interest make this a desired Peruvian attraction.

Interor Region of Uruguay
Tourismm, attractions, sightseeing, accommodations, food and drink, sports and recreation, plus practical information for the internal regions of the country.

Valdivia, Chile
Accommodations, sightseeing, geography, art and entertainment and more specific information for Valdivia and surrounding area.

Vicuña and Ovalle, Chile
Accommodations, art and culture, food and dining, sightseeing, sports, tours, history and geography in Vicuña and Ovalle, Chile

Videos about Latin America
These videos are part educational, part travelogue, part social commentary, and always a treat to the eye.

Survivor Guatemala
Enjoy the 11th series of this wildly popular reality CBS television show with background information about Guatemala, the Mayan ruins and history, Survivor cast details, episode recaps, maps and photos. Who will outlast, outwit and outplay the other contestants to win one million dollars?

Argentina Media
Newspapers, radio, television and internet usage in Argentina

Chaco of Bolivia
The southeastern corner of Bolivia is nothing like the other regions. This area is a continuation of the Gran Chaco of Paraguay and is a flat territory of scrubland, thorny trees and is relatively uninhabited. The area is a haven for wildlife and native flora and was in dispute with Paraguay during the Chaco War.

Che Guevara
Che Guevara was born in Argentina in 1928. He trained as a physician before becoming involved in social issues, leading to his conversion to communism and his going to Cuba where he became Fidel Castro’s chief lieutenant. Since his death in Bolivia, Che has become a cult figure.

Eva Peron
Eva Duarte de Peron, called Evita, wife of Argentine President Juan Peron, died in 1952, her memory and accomplishments linger on, in photos, biographies, museums, music, and memories.

Jose de San Martin
Revered as Argentina's greatest hero, San Martín was also Liberator of Chile and Protector of Peru. Called Knight of the Andes and Santo de la Espada, he is also the subject of one of history's unsolved mysteries.

Shopping in Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires is known for its shopping. Dressing well is important, and visitors to the city will find abundant shopping choices in and around Calle Florida and the large shopping malls. High quality leather goods, designer fashions and tax-free shopping at certain stores, attract international visitors.

Barranquilla
Barranquilla is a major port on the Caribbean and known for its Carnaval.

Madidi National Park
Madidi is a national park in the upper Amazon river basin in Bolivia. Resources for Park environment, places to stay, activities, trekking, ecolodges, flora and faua.

San Martin de Los Andes
In Neuquén province of Argentina, San Martín de los Andes is a favorite spot to relax among lakes, trees and a welocming atmosphere.

Ski Resorts in Argentina
These resorts are nestled on the Argentine side of the Andes and provide thrills and challenges to skiers and snowboarders of all levels.

Ski Resorts in Chile
These ski and snowboarding centers are located in central and southern Chile, and offer world-class skiing and snowboarding to experts and beginners.

Travelogues
Commentaries, journals, feature articles, photos and personal opinions of travelers to South America, from Bonnie Hamre, your Guide to South America

War of the Pacific
Called the Guerra del Pacifico, this 1879-1883 conflict involved Chile, Bolivia, Peru, and resulted in Chilean annexation of valuable disputed territory on the Pacific.

Cartagena, Colombia
The old walled city and fortress repelled invaders and pirates in its early days. Now it welcomes visitors to its colonial charm, energetic nightlife and nearby attractions. Enjoy the photos and plan a visit of your own.

Rentals in Argentina
Apartments, flats, short or long term rentals, leases, seasonal rentals, temporary housing for travelers or businesspeople, sublets, rooms to rent, and condos in Buenos Aires and other locations.

Rentals in Brazil
Apartments, flats, short or long term rentals, leases, seasonal rentals, temporary housing for travelers or businesspeople, sublets, rooms to rent, and condos in Rio de Janeiro and other locations.

Rentals in Chile
Apartments, flats, short or long term rentals, leases, seasonal rentals, temporary housing for travelers or businesspeople, sublets, rooms to rent, and condos in Santiago and other locations.

Rentals in Peru
Apartments, flats, short or long term rentals, leases, seasonal rentals, temporary housing for travelers, students or businesspeople, sublets, rooms to rent, and condos in Lima and other locations.

Survivor 18 - Tocantins
Sixteen North Americans from different walks of life are in one of the most desolate and unforgiving places in Brazil: Tocantins. Located deep within the central highlands of the country, Tocantins has one of the harshest climates with temperatures topping one-hundred twenty degrees. Each is there for the chance to be the Sole Survivor.

Survivor 6 - The Amazon
Survivor 6, the first series set in South America, had the players competing among themselves and the Amazon for the million dollar Sole Survivor prize.

Survivor 7 - Pearl Island
Who will outwit, outplay, and outlast all others in the Pearl Islands? Episode recaps, players, challenges and results from the first series filmed in the Pearl Islands of Panama.

Orinoco River
The third-longest river in South America, the Orinoco is between 1,500 to 1,700 mi (2,410–2,735 km) long, from its source near the Brazilian border in the south of the country to its wide, flooded delta on the northeast coast. Tours, geography, description, things to see and do, maps, pictures, fishing, environmental issues and related resources about the Orinoco River.

Recipes from Bolivia
Avocados and papayas from the Coroico Valley are typical fruits grown in the tropical regions of Bolivia. They are balanced by the Andean cuisine of potatoes, including frozen potatoes called chuño, corn, grains and spicy dishes.

Recipes from Colombia
Colombia cooking calls for local fruits and vegetables, seafood, and of course, coffee!

Recipes from Ecuador
Tropical fruits, seafood, Andean potatoes, plus roasted cuy (guinea pig) or tronquito (bull penis soup) for the adventurous.

Recipes from Paraguay
Corn, manioc or cassava, yerba maté, tropical fruits and vegetables are staples of Paraguayan cuisine.

Recipes from Peru
Peru gave the potato to the world, and Peruvians use many varieties in their cuisine, as well as tropical fruits and vegetables.

Puerto Montt
Accommodations, art and culture, food and dining, sightseeing, sports, tours, history and geography in Puerto Montt, Chile

Sir Ernest Shackleton
Sir Ernest Shackleton led an incredible thousand mile open boat journey across the treacherous Southern Ocean after losing his ship to the crushing ice floes of the Weddell Sea in Antarctica. Books and films have covered the amazing story of the Endurance, but there is much more to admire about Shackleton. Browse these accunts of his epic journey, biographies, tales of the man and his crew.

South America Travel - Quick Tip
Quick Tip document index for the About.com South America Travel GuideSite

Advertising Opportunities at About South America for Visitors
Advertising Opportunities at About South America for Visitors.

Iguazu Falls Photo Gallery
Photographs of Iguazu Falls, on the border between Brazil and Argentina, include this view of Argentine Falls.

Iguazu Falls Photo Gallery
Multiple views of Iguazu Falls, called Foz do Iguašu[R]in Brazilian, and Cataratas del Iguaz˙ in Spanish, taken from both the Argentine and Brazilian sides of the falls.

Top Picks for Music from South America - Popular Artists
Popular music from South America includes selections[R]from old favorites, new trends and various popular artists, including Ricky Martin, Marc Anthony,[R] Enrique Iglesias, Jaci Velasques, Juanes, Paulina Rubio, Carlos Ponce, Luis Miguel,[R] and Shakira.

Travel Professionals - Free services from South America for Visitors
Travel agents and other professionals: Use our resources, forum, and chat room to serve your customers better. Free services from your About.com Guide.

South America - In the News
What's happening this week in South America? Check the news stories brought to you each week by Bonnie Hamre, your guide to spectacular South America

Talk to Me, Now
Heres how you can talk to Bonnie Hamre, your guide to South America

Places to Stay in Cartagena, Colombia
Cartagena is one of Colombia's most visited destinations with tourists who come to enjoy the history, the sights, the weather and nightlife. Plan to stay several days, to enjoy the colonial period, the modern city and the fashionable seaside resort of Colombia's second port. Choose one of the these hotels to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable.

Crime Against Tourists in Latin America
Crime is a world-wide activity. When it happens to a tourist, it may or may not be publicized. Here are some events that were noted. All are tragedies, some are cautionary events.

International Adoption from South American Countries
Requirements for adoption of children by foreigners vary by South American country

Rafting in South America
Rafting, rivers, tours, whitewater rafting, and other sports related information.

Peru's Amazonia: Iquitos and Trip to the Shaman
Boat trip from Iquitos in the Peruvian Amazon region to the Yanacuyo river to the Loving Light Amazon Lodge, where guest author Skip Kaltenheuser has a session with the shaman,Marcelino Nolorbe Talexio, for a Ayahuasca, the Inca "vine of the dead, vine of the soul."