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.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
No city can be more alive than Rio. Beaches and smiles are found everywhere in this cosmopolitan mecca. While swaying to the rhythms of bosa nova music you can visit the famous Copacabana beach or snap photos of the amazing Portuguese influenced architecture. Don’t forget to catch a show at the famous Teatro Municipal. Make sure to visit the hallmark of the city: the Cristo Redentor statue that towers well over 100 feet tall at the top of Corcovado Mountain.
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.