South America GuideRuins of ancient civilizations share South America with world-class metropolises, outstanding architecture, many of the world's biggest festivities, and genuine indigenous culture mingled with the fingerprints of Iberian colonizers. HotelsFind hotels in Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Lima, Bogota and more.
Popular in South AmericaBuenos AiresBuenos Aires is the capital of the Argentine Republic. The name means fair winds, or literally good air, in Spanish. Rio de JaneiroRio de Janeiro is the second largest city in Brazil, on the South Atlantic coast. São PauloSão Paulo is the largest city in Brazil, with a city population of about 11 million and almost 20 million in its metropolitan region.
In South AmericaBrazilBrazil is the largest country in South America and fifth largest in the world. Famous for its football tradition and its annual Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, Recife and Olinda, it is a country of great diversity. ColombiaColombia — forget the reputation. Twice the size of France, and with a diversity of landscapes and cultures that would be hard to find even in countries five times its size, Colombia belongs in the upper echelons of the world's most incredible travel destinations. PeruPeru, is without a doubt one of the most captivating countries in South America. Famously home of the epic lost Inca citadel of Machu Picchu and the mindblowing Nazca Lines, this country's unique past awakens the adventurer in travellers of all sorts. ArgentinaArgentina, is a large, elongated country in the southern part of South America, neighbouring countries being Bolivia, Brazil, and Paraguay to the north, Uruguay to the north east and Chile to the west. EcuadorEcuador is a country in Northwestern South America, with a Pacific Ocean coastline, lying on the Equator between Colombia, to the north and east, and Peru, to the south and east. BoliviaBolivia is a beautiful, geographically cool, and multiethnic country in the heart of South America. ChileChile narrowly stretches along the southern half of the west coast of South America, between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean. VenezuelaVenezuela is a country in South America. Having a shoreline along the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, Venezuela … UruguayUruguay is a country in South America. It has a South Atlantic Ocean coastline and lies between Argentina to the west and Brazil to the north. ParaguayParaguay is a landlocked country in South America bordering Argentina, Bolivia, and Brazil. GuyanaGuyana, is a country in north-eastern South America. It has an Atlantic Ocean coastline in the northeast, and lies between Suriname to the east and Venezuela to the west, with Brazil to the south. SurinameSuriname, formerly the colony of Netherlands Guiana or Dutch Guiana, is a country in Northern South America. Falkland IslandsThe Falkland Islands consist of two main islands and several hundred smaller islands in the south Atlantic Ocean, off the east coast of southern South America. Tierra del FuegoTierra del Fuego is an archipelago off the south of South America, separated from the mainland by the Strait of Magellan. French GuianaFrench Guiana, is a French department in the Amazonia region of South America, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Brazil and Suriname. PantanalThe Pantanal is a region in South America lying mostly in Western Brazil but extending into Bolivia as well. Villazón & La QuiacaVillazón is the Bolivian half of the town, La Quiaca is the other half in Argentina.
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