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.
This is the heart of Colombia. With its vibrant citizens, this global city has great places to wine and dine, and the intriguing history of the city is irresistible. Visit the Gold Museum or the Church of San Francisco built in 1556. Don’t forget to take a trip into the lush mountainous countryside. Mount Monserrate is especially breathtaking. On Sundays many streets are closed to create the Ciclovia, that is, bikes only are allowed. You can even rent bikes right from your hotel.