I J SIM South America

Why visit South America

South America, a place with such breathtaking waterfalls, thick Amazonian jungles, unparalleled food, fascinating and mysterious wildlife; anyone would be struck by its beauty. And now with more flights available to the area, planning an unforgettable trip to this continent has never been easier!
South America is the world’s fourth-largest continent and the southernmost of the Western Hemisphere’s two continents.
It is politically split into 12 different countries:
Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela are among the countries that make up the South American continent. It also has Dominican Republic, Panama, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent, and Trinidad and Tobago.

  1. Argentina

Argentina is a land of both natural as well as man-made wonders. The glaciers and mountains of Patagonia are breathtaking and the waterfalls in Iguazu are the largest in the world and are beyond beautiful. From Mendoza vineyards to Buenos Aires, there is so much to offer in this dynamic and unique country.
Enjoy the largest tourism in the world, experience incredible sightseeing, and take part in many sporting activities. Although Argentina’s official language is Spanish, Argentina enjoys many international migrations such as Arabic, Italian, German, English, and French.

Places to Visit:

  1. Iguazu Falls
  2. Perito Moreno Glacier
  3. Recoleta, La Boca, and Tango in Buenos Aires
  4. Tierra del Fuego National Park
  5. Puerto Madryn and the Valdés Peninsula
  6. Ushuaia
  7. Bariloche and the Route of the Seven Lakes
  8. Mendoza
  9. Historic Córdoba Cathedral
  10. Beaches of Mar del Plata
  1. Bolivia

Bolivia is a country known for its colorful history, interesting customs, diverse wildlife, and landscapes with fallen pine trees. The heart of South America offers the travelers to broaden their horizons and pave the way to unique encounters at every turn.
Bolivia has the highest navigable lake in the world (Lake Titicaca), the largest metropolis in the world (El Alto). It stands the highest in terms of a capital city (La Paz), international airport, golf course, bowling alley, shopping center, and even cheese fondue.

Places to Visit:

  1. Salar de Uyuni
  2. La Paz
  3. Tiwanaku
  4. Oruro Carnival
  5. Sucre
  6. Potosi
  7. Lake Titicaca
  8. Sorata
  9. Coroico
  10. Madidinational Park
  1. Brazil

Brazil is one of the largest countries, the most diverse and charming country in the world. The country is full of great history, culture, religion, and sport. This enchanting country full of diverse people, plants, and animals is surrounded by the Amazon rainforest and luscious tropical oceans. Brazil is one of the most enjoyable tourist destinations for tourists.
With over 1,500 Brazilian beaches and more than 500 beautiful heavenly islands, it can be very difficult to choose which one to visit first.
The salt sea gliding along the sandy coast as far as the eye can see while the wind whispers through the ribs of the palm trees are truly one of the best reasons to visit Brazil.

Places to Visit:

  1. Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer)
  2. Sugarloaf
  3. Iguacu Falls
  4. Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro
  5. Ipanema
  6. Amazon Rain Forests
  7. Brasilia’s Modernist Architecture
  8. Salvador’s Pelourinho
  9. Sao Francisco daPenitencia
  10. Mount Roraima
  1. Chile

Chile is a destination with valuable contrasts and dramatic views ranging from the brightness of the Atacama Desert, (which is the driest in the world) in the north, to the ice fields of Patagonia, lush valleys, contemporary forests, vibrant volcanoes, and pristine beaches in the south. This region coincides with Chile’s incredible geography, which in itself is a miracle. The country is considered to be the longest in the world, although its width of only 175 kilometers goes against logic due to its slimness.
Stretching from central South America to its home base, Chile is home to a bustling melting pot that includes charming alpaca herders, rugged and vain compatriots from Patagonia, and the pool of Santiago employees, all of which are dedicated and very welcoming in their hospitality.

Places to Visit:

  1. Torres Del Paine National Park
  2. Valle de la Luna And The Atacama Desert
  3. Easter Island And Rapa Nui National Park
  4. Santiago
  5. The Chilean Lake District
  6. Valparaiso
  7. Lauca National Park
  8. Pumalin Park
  9. Los Pinguinos Natural Monument
  10. The Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works
  1. Colombia

With Caribbean beaches, snow-capped Andes peaks, rainforests, and national parks, Colombia offers something for all types of travelers. The country’s wonders, the incredible diversity of climates, the natural scenery, and the friendliness of the people make every trip an unforgettable experience. Colombia shares land borders with 5 countries including Panama, Venezuela, Brazil, Ecuador, and Peru. A part of Colombia’s national identity is the Coffee grown there.
Colombia’s climate and elevation allow farmers to grow a wide variety of crops throughout the year, and the country is also known to be the seeder of some unique fruits and vegetables. Many unique experiences are offered for visitors such as hiking, water activities, and other experiences.

Places to visit:

  1. Cartagena
  2. Tayrona National Park
  3. Bogota
  4. Villa de Leyva
  5. San Gil
  6. ZonaCafetera
  7. San Agustin
  8. CañoCristales
  9. Medellin
  10. Popayan
  1. Ecuador

If you are someone who is interested in Historical towns, beaches, breathtaking views, and local markets, Ecuador is the place for you! Even though Ecuador is small, it’s a destination that has it all! This diverse country with its rich cultural heritage, great food, Amazon and Andean forests, would be the perfect vacation spot for you.
Ecuador is the only country in the world named after a geographic object. Ecuador has its first and second UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Galapagos Islands and Quito.
The Galapagos Islands are home to some of the world’s purest wildlife, from giant tortoises to black iguanas. If you are an avid scuba diver or if you want to snorkel, this is the place to be. The water is teeming with marine life including seals, turtles, coats, and lots of sharks!

Places to Visit:

  1. The Galápagos Islands
  2. Cuenca
  3. Cotopaxi and Cajas National Parks
  4. Quilotoa Loop Trek
  5. The Hot Springs of Baños
  6. Otavalo Market
  7. Mindo
  8. Banos De Agua Santa
  9. Chimborazo National Park
  10. Montaita
  1. Paraguay

Paraguay has a spectacular national park. Paraguay’s natural beauty includes everything from barren deserts to tumbling waterfalls. If you want to get into the country’s Atlantic forests before they are destroyed by deforestation, visit the Cordillera San Rafael Nature Reserve in the southeast of the country.
Sport in Paraguay is an important part of national culture. Associative football is the most popular sport, while basketball is also very popular. Other sports such as volleyball, futsal, swimming, and tennis are also played.

Places to Visit:

  1. Asuncion
  2. Cerro Cora National Park
  3. Aregua
  4. Itaugua
  5. San Estanislao
  6. Concepcion
  7. La Santisima Trinidad de Parana
  8. San Bernardino
  9. Villarrica
  10. Itaipu Dam
  1. Peru

Peru offers many activities that satisfy every taste. It supports ancient sites, beautiful topography, and a diverse ecosystem that attracts visitors from all over the world, making it one of the most popular tourist destinations in South America.
Peru is a colorful country filled with textiles, ancient ruins, and inspiring culture. It’s one of America’s most popular dishes – and an exciting national dish! It is available in 22 natural colors and its wool is considered the most luxurious fabric in the world. The ancient ruins of the Incas are considered to be one of the most beautiful and mysterious places in the world. You can find some of the most impressive ruins in the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu.

Places to Visit:

  1. Cusco
  2. Sacred Valley
  3. Machu Picchu
  4. Lake Titicaca
  5. Arequipa and the Colca Canyon
  6. The Amazon jungle
  7. The Nazca Lines
  8. Trujillo, Chan Chan and Huaca de la Luna
  9. Kuélap
  10. Lima
  1. Suriname

The largest city of Suriname is the capital city of Paramaribo. More than 90% of the country is covered by tropical rain forests. The country’s name “Suriname” comes from the Surines people who lived in the area in the 16th century. Suriname is famous for its Dutch sugar plantations.
With one-third of its land classified as nature reserves, Suriname protects some of the most remote and ancient deserts in the world. Visit the Coppename Nature Reserve, home to the endangered manna and a bird-watching paradise with 400 species of birds.
While Suriname has an Atlantic coastline, it lacks the beaches that lure tourists to the Caribbean. On the other hand, visitors often go inland to swim, fish, hike, and watch birds.

Places to Visit:

  1. Fort Zeelandia
  2. Brownsberg
  3. Central Suriname Nature Reserve
  4. Big Pan
  5. ZoologieParc of Paramaribo
  6. Mariënburg
  7. Presidential Palace
  8. Palmtree Garden
  9. Neotropical Butterfly Park
  10. Kwana Island
  1. Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic’s diverse landscape and rich culture has created attractions that cater to visitors with various interests. Whether you’re curious about nature, jewelry, watersports, or simply enjoy the tropical experience, the Dominican Republic has something for everyone.
Some interesting facts about the Dominican Republic are associated with its size. It is the second-largest country within the Caribbean covering a neighborhood of 18,704 square miles. The country features a population of 10.65 million. Dominican Republic’s landmass is shared with its neighboring nation of Haiti.

places to visit:

  1. Whale Watching in Samaná Bay
  2. Los Haitises National Park
  3. Snorkeling Crystal-Clear Waters
  4. Santo Domingo’s Zona Colonial
  5. The Resort Destination of Punta Cana
  6. Puerto Plata & Playa Dorada
  7. Las Galeras
  8. Kiteboarding on Cabarete’s Kite Beach
  9. Jarabacoa
  10. Las Terrenas
  1. Guyana

Guyana means “Land of Many Waters” and, therefore, you can invest plenty of trips puttering up the mighty Essequibo River and its tributaries. The boat is the key type of transport in Guyana. While boat transport certainly isn’t the most comfortable, Oahu is the prime chance for wildlife spotting.
Guyana is home to over 225 species of mammals and, because of the unaltered nature of its interior, it is a fantastic place to identify some continent’s most mesmerizing big-cat residents.

Places to Visit:

  1. Kaieteur National Park
  2. Orinduik Falls
  3. Shell Beach
  4. Mount Roraima
  5. Iwokrama Forest
  6. Kamarang
  7. Parika
  8. Kanuku Mountains
  9. Georgetown
  10. Linden
  1. Panama

At the crossroads of two oceans and two continents, Panama is a slender little country set with culture, tropical beaches, history, wildlife, and all you can want if you’re trying to find an adventurous holiday. Though it is widely unexplored; it provides a whole lot more than you’d ever expect.
Best known for the Panama Canal, this lively Latin American city also borders one of Central America’s richest rain forests. Panama City supports an easy cosmopolitan living while having a variety of historic and ultra-modern. And it is one of the safest cities in America.

Places to Visit:

  1. Panama City
  2. Panama Canal
  3. El Valle de Anton
  4. Pearl Islands
  5. VolcanBaru
  6. Gulf of Chiriqui
  7. Boquete
  8. Santa Catalina
  9. San Blas Islands
  10. Bocas del Toro
  1. Saint Lucia

The stunning natural beauty is one of many reasons to visit St Lucia. St Lucia is yet another one of the volcanic islands we visited last year. St Lucia began to capitalize on its volcanic past. You can visit Sulphur Springs on a road that runs right around and through the crater of the dormant volcano!
Whilst the island is very small, only 27 miles long and 14 miles wide, its volcanic topography is stunning and it’s one of many reasons Saint Lucia attracts so many visitors every year. The effect is a vivid mix that makes the culture of SaintLucia so unique.

Places to Visit:

  1. The Pitons
  2. Marigot Bay
  3. Snorkeling and Diving in Anse Chastanet Marine National Park
  4. Hiking the tet Paul Nature Trail
  5. Soufriere
  6. Sulphur Springs Park Scenic Drive, Mount Soufriere
  7. Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens, Waterfall & Mineral Baths, Soufriere Estate
  8. Pigeon Island National Park
  9. Rodney Bay
  10. Sulphur Springs Park Scenic Drive
  1. Saint Vincent

Protected by reefs and beaches that offer calm clear waters for swimming and snorkeling, and the surrounding coral gardens are abundant with marine life. Snorkelers and divers can spot sea turtles, along with stingrays, barracuda, and shoals of reef fish. Day trips to the Tobago Cays are the most requested.
A haven for boaters, St. Vincent and the Grenadines portray gorgeous scenery in the Caribbean. This string of 36 emerald volcanic islands stretches south towards Grenada, with lots of white-sand beaches and palm-lined bays, where mega-yachts bob beside sailboats.

Places to visit:

  1. Bequia
  2. Snorkeling and Sailing in the Tobago Cays
  3. Petit St. Vincent
  4. Palm Island
  5. Salt Whistle Bay, Mayreau
  6. La Soufrière Volcano Hiking Tour
  7. Mustique
  8. Kingstown, St. Vincent
  9. St. Vincent Botanical Gardens
  10. Leeward Highway Scenic Drive
  1. Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and its twin sister Tobago are well known as the most assorted objections of the Caribbean that offer characteristic miracles of the world. From lavish mountains, cascades to white-sand seashores and coral-loaded reefs.
Little Island, Big Energy Industry: Trinidad and Tobago are one of the most seasoned hydrocarbon makers on the planet, with business creation going back to 1908. Trinidad and Tobago are likewise a significant petrochemical center point and are one of the world’s biggest exporters of alkali, ethanol, and melted flammable gas.

Places to Visit:

  1. Maracas Bay, Trinidad
  2. Englishman’s Bay, Tobago
  3. Asa Wright Nature Centre & Lodge, Trinidad
  4. Pigeon Point, Tobago
  5. Port of Spain, Trinidad
  6. Caroni Bird Sanctuary, Trinidad
  7. Little Tobago Island
  8. Mount St. Benedict Monastery, Trinidad
  9. Pointe-a-Pierre Wildfowl Trust, Trinidad
  10. Main Ridge Forest Reserve, Tobago
  1. Uruguay

Uruguay is one of the smallest countries in South America, it has about 3.4 million occupants with roughly 1.8 million individuals living in the capital city, Montevideo. The nation has a huge wine industry and it is situated in the best five makers of wine in South America.

Places to Visit:

  1. Montevideo
  2. Punta del Este
  3. Colonia del Sacramento
  4. Salto
  5. Carmelo
  6. Rocha
  7. Casapueblo
  8. Laguna Garzon
  9. Tacuarembó
  10. CaboPolonia
  1. Venezuela

Venezuela is broadly known for its oil industry, the ecological variety of its region, and its normal highlights. Home to an enormous variety of untamed life in an assortment of secured territories, Venezuela is viewed as among the 17 most megadiverse nations on the planet.

Places to Visit:

  1. Angel Falls
  2. Los Roques Archipelago
  3. Margarita Island
  4. Morrocoy National Park
  5. Canaima National Park and the Gran Sabana
  6. Roraima
  7. Orinoco Delta
  8. Galipan
  9. National Pantheon of Venezuela
  10. ParqueNacional Los Médanos de Coro

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