The Top Ten Places to Visit in South America
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.
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.