The world’s biggest rainforest and the largest river (Amazon), the highest mountain range outside Asia (the Andes), remote islands (Galapagos Islands, Easter Island and Fernando de Noronha), heavenly beaches (such as in Brazil’s Northeastern region), wide deserts (Atacama), icy landscapes (Patagonia & Tierra del Fuego), the world’s tallest waterfall (the 979m Angel Falls, in Venezuela) and one of the largest (Iguaçu Falls, Argentina and Brazil), as well as several other breathtaking natural attractions.
Nestled between the Caribbean, the South Pacific, and the South Atlantic Oceans, South America is the wilder of the Americas, and a continent of superlatives.
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3 Day Driving Adventure Have limited time but want to make sure you don’t miss out on the best things to see and do? This tour has got you covered. Day 1 Start the day early by visiting the old town and the local markets. Enjoy a warm coffee and a delicious breakfast at one of the many venues serving …
Spread across a large area, this destination is nothing if not diverse. Choosing a single place to focus your time, that is a true challenge. There are attractions everywhere so be ready to come back another day, and after some time here, that’s exactly what you’ll want to do. Exploring the Area The biggest cities are along the coast. History …
Planning a Trip
Visas Check with the appropriate consulate or embassy in your country to find out if you will need a visa to visit the country of your destination, especially for an extended period of time. Some countries have extremely detailed and complicated entry/departure laws, and treat visits of a week or two very differently from longer stays. Money If you’re traveling …
A perfect city for exploring on foot with a shop around every corner. Much of the inner city can be walked without trouble, however, in parts walking include crowds, uneven streets, heavy traffic, and skinny sidewalks. If that’s a problem, there are plenty of taxi’s to ride in and scooters to rent. How to Travel Subway – The metro is the …
History & Culture
Early History Home to years of history, which stretched far and wide. Due to the characteristic weather, the earliest explorers completely bypassed the area. The first settlement in the area was founded 1770 as a mission community. In addition to the mission, a military fort was built. Upon gaining independence, the area grew quickly. The old system gradually came to …
There are only two beaches on Easter Island, Anakena Beach and Ovahe Beach. They are close to each other, but most people hang out at Anakena leaving Ovahe pretty secluded. Danny and I went to both, he liked Anakena Beach better, I preferred Ovahe. However, my opinion is extremely tainted because we had so much fun at Ovahe Beach goofing …Continue reading
Towards the end of our trip, we rented a car with some people we met at the camp and decided to use our bandana map (a souvenir we purchased in Hanga Roa) to see the remaining ruins. Even though we did not go during the tourist season there was still a little “market” where the locals sold souvenirs at the …Continue reading
Ahu Tongariki was my favorite Moai monument. I loved it for two reasons, the first is it is that it has been restored, it was amazing to see the toppled Moai, but it was breath taking to see them restored. Ahu Tongariki is the largest of the Moai monuments. It was restored after being toppled by a tsunami, most of …Continue reading