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Destinations in South America

South America Travel Guides

Country guides

A narrow slither of land wedged between the Pacific and the Andes, Chile stands as a nation apart in South America – both literally and figuratively...
Since emerging from decades of civil unrest, Colombia has established itself as one of the world’s top destinations. And rightly so: this exquisite ...
From the jungle calls of the Amazon to the thong-clad crowds of Copacabana beach, Brazil is an intoxicating mix of the big, the bold and the beautiful...
Paraguay is a little-known landlocked country, which has found itself somewhat isolated from even its neighbours in the past by geography and politics...
With its ice-capped Andean peaks, crystalline lagoons, rugged lowlands, Amazonian rainforest, terraced valleys and windswept altiplano, landlocked Bol...
Nineteenth-century shipwrecks and a plethora of marine life are among the attractions awaiting visitors to the Falkland Islands.
Spirited Argentina, with its clamouring capital, vast pampas, rolling wine regions and snowy peaks, is a land bursting with adventure. It’s a place ...
A peaceful, laidback destination with a long history of liberalism (Uruguay was the first country to fully legalize marijuana) this pint-sized nation ...

City guides

The UNESCO World Heritage city of Quito is one of the best preserved colonial cities in America, complete with cobbled plazas and lavishly decorated c...
Rio de Janeiro is an awe-inspiring city, its stunning tropical setting matched only by its irrepressibly fun-loving residents, called Cariocas. Imposs...
São Paulo has a lot to brag about. The city has transformed its rather dull image as Brazil's economic powerhouse and become a dynamic metropolis wit...
Colombia’s capital Bogotá is a city out to prove the world wrong. Known as a violent and rather grim place in the 1990s, Bogotá has since pulled t...
Built by rich Inca kings and ransacked by Spanish conquistadors, Cusco is the most popular tourist destinations in Peru and one of the most significan...
Nestled below rolling mountains and a short hop from a sun-drenched coastline, Caracas is a frenetic city of petrodollar wealth, modern high-rise arch...
The romance of crumbly European architecture and cobbled streets makes Buenos Aires an alluring city, but it is the food that wins most hearts.
Perched on a peninsula jutting out into the River Plate, Montevideo's mix of old- and new-world charms has been captivating visitors for centuries.

Ski resorts

Catedral is located close to the Chilean border (which can be reached via the Puyehue Pass) in the province of Rio Negro, in Patagonia. The resort ...
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