The Top Ten Places to Visit in South America
It is a land of natural exotic beauty that will leave you speechless, a land of mystery and great historic importance. South America springs to life with the tango, the Amazon River basin, glaciers, ancient ruins and whales that swim mere meters away from delighted visitors. This nearly forgotten continent houses an enormous abundance of natural and historical wonders. If you make a trip to the southern hemisphere, be sure to include these precious gems.
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
With some of the most stunning mountain views in the world, San Carlos de Bariloche provides a unique mix of lakes, rivers and mountains unlike anyplace else on earth. For the outdoor enthusiast there is hiking, cycling, camping, climbing and world class skiing. You can find yourself secluded in a mountain forest or pampered in a European style ski lodge. In Bariloche, the choice is yours. Tip: avoid July as the town is flooded with vacationing students.
Volcanoes, hot thermal pools and the majesty of the Andes are all to be found in this Chilean mountainside town. In Pucon, you can actually see molten lava flow down the sides of Mount Villarrica, and you can take an exciting horseback ride through the hair raising mountain terrain. If you are brave and fit, you can even climb into the Andes high up above the snow line.