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Countries and Capitals of South America
Capital cities, population, maps and world fact book information for the countries and territories of South America
Don't Ride Bolivia's Death Road Without Reading...
Death Road is one of the highlights for thrill seekers and adrenaline junkies in South America, but before jumping on a bike you need to know is Death Row safe.
10 Must-See Destinations in South America
Top travel sites to visit in South America
Do You Need an Outlet Adapter in South America?
A reader asks what kind of adapter do they need to travel in South America.
When to Go to South America
Suggestions for when to travel to take advantage of the climate and seasons for your business trip or vacation in and around the countries of South America.
10 Most Popular Cities in South America
These cities in South America are popular because in many cases they are points of entry, capital cities, representative of their countries or distinctive for particular attractions. Each has its own charm and ambiance.
How to See the Galapagos on the Cheap
A bucket list destination, there are ways to see the Galapagos on a budget you just need to know how.
Dangerous Places That You Should Visit in South...
South America makes for a vibrant and wild vacation but it also requires a bit more precaution, discover the most dangerous cities in South America.
Passport and Visa Information
Countries in South America requiring passports and or visas. Information compiled for South America for Visitors
Cuy - A Traditional Andean Entree
Visitors to the Andean regions might turn up their noses at being served cuy, or guinea pig, but this is a traditional entree and served a number of ways, but almost always with a spicy, pepper sauce and potoates or rice. Try it - you just might like it!
Top 10 Largest Cities of South America
The cities mentioned on this list are South America's largest, either by size, population or both. It's not surprising that Brazil, South America's largest country has five cities listed. Not all cities are tourist destinations, but each has its own attractions, history and sightseeing opportunities.
Top 8 Things to Do and See in Cartagena, Colombia
The Colombian city is a popular resort and attraction you can spend several days in. This list shows the best nightlife, beaches, and churches it has to offer.
Everything a Tourist Needs to Know About...
Colombia's capital, Bogota is a city of contrasts. A rich colonial heritage, stunning architecture and scenic beauty abound in this modern city, filled with museums, churches and social activity.
Día de la Raza
Columbus Day, Native American Day and Dia de la Raza commemorate the exploration, colonization and multi-cultural and multi-ethnic heritage of the Americas.
Best Places to Surf in South America
The best surfing spots in South America
Wildlife of South America
The wildlife of South America is abundant, lush, many specied and a treat to wildlife photographers, birders, adventure explorers. Many are facing extinction.
Don't Miss the Floating Islands of Peru's Lake...
The Floating Islands of Lake Titicaca are the home of the Uros, who consider themselves the owners of the lake and its waters. Traditionally fishermen and weavers, they now include tourism as a mainstay as visitors to the lake enjoy the sensation of walking on a floating layer of reeds.
A Tourist's Guide to the Beaches of Chile
With almost 3000 miles of coastline, there are hundreds of beaches, coves and inlets for swimming, diving, surfing, windsurfing and sea fishing.
Niagara Falls Has Nothing on South America's...
Iguazu Falls is one of the top destinations in South America. Taller than Niagara Falls, the water level rises and falls with the season, but the spectacular Devil's Throat with its high flying plume of spray is always a thrill.
Overview of visas, reciprocity fees and...
An overview of the visa requirements and fees for entering and exiting South American countries
Getting the Most From Your Trip to the 'City of...
Lima is called the City of Kings for the day it was founded. A vastly important colonial city, Lima now suffers the ills of modern cities, but visitors who rush through it on the way to Peru's other attractions are missing a wealth of history and culture that summarizes and defines the rest of the nation.
Top 5 Popular Cities in Colombia
These popular cities highlight two of Colombia's most scenic areas, the coasts on the Pacific and the Caribbean, and the Andes. Colonial charm, modern cities and beach resorts with access to archeological ruins add to visitor's delight.
South America's Top UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Travel to the top UNESCO sites in South America.
Georgetown, Guyana
Georgetown, Guyana isn't on the top destination list of many travelers, but the touches of whimsy in the Dutch and English colonial architecture, the mixtures of cultures and cuisines, plus the opportunity to visit the interior, an ecotourist's dream of tropical jungle, savannas teeming with wildlife and spectacular Kaieteur Falls, is something to consider.
Top 10 Things to Do and See in Sao Paulo, Brazil
Home to more than 17 million people, Sao Paulo is the largest city in South America and Brazil's bustling economic and financial center. Waves of immigration brought a mix of cultures and cuisines reflected in the restaurants, many theatres, opera and dance companies. Nightlife is all night. The city hosts trade shows, congress and symposiums with ease.
Top 10 Things to Do and See in Colombia
Colombia is the only country in South America with coasts on the Pacific and Caribbean. It's a spectacularly beautiful country, with the Andes, beaches, colonial cities and archaeological treasures to delight the business or leisure traveler.
The Best Cities for Night Life in South America
Nightlife in South America is diverse from large clubs in Sao Paulo to bonfires in Ecuador, check out the top 5 cities to party in South America.
Pisco
Pisco is the almost national drink in Peru and Chile. First created in Peru, now it's the subject of intense discussion between Peru and Chile: who owns the appelation rights? Some people don't care, they simply enjoy the product!
A Tourist's Guide to Inti Raymi, Cuzco's...
Inti Raymi, the Festival of the Sun, is the annual recreation of an important Inca ceremony and brings multitudes of visitors to Cuzco, Peru for a week of festivities culminating in the day long, elaborately costumed parade and celebrations at the nearby fortess of Sacsayhuamán.
Cities of Colombia Map
Click on a city name on this map of Colombia to find extensive resources for lodging, sightseeing, geography, history, art, culture, sports, recreation and more. Bonnie Hamre is your expert guide to South America.
Five Reasons to Visit Colombia Now
With the changing reputation of Colombia there is no better time to visit.
Top 9 Train Trips Best for Sightseeing
Long distance and train travel between South American countries is a thing of the past, but local passenger and sightseeing train trips are still available, and in many cases, an attraction in themselves. Some are for fun only, others are a viable way to travel.
San Andres, Colombia
Its location, closer to Nicaragua and Jamaica, offers a relaxing attraction away from the potential dangers of mainland Colombia.
5 Most Popular Brazilian Cities
These popular cities share something in common: they are all excellent examples of Brazil's varied regions, attractions and culture in large cities and favorite beach resorts.
Where to go in South America in November
With fewer crowds finds out where to go in South America in November
Meet the Cowboys of Argentina, Uruguay, and...
Wherever you have cattle and cattle ranches, you have people on horseback tending to them. In Argentina, Uruguay and southern Brazil, they're the gauchos of myth and lore, a larger than life vital part of folklore and modern life.
5 Things Not to Do in South America
There are many ways to enjoy South America, but do not make these 5 mistakes
Chile's Lake District
Chile's Lake District has been likened to Switzerland, but the spectacular arrangement of lakes, volcanos, rivers and waterfalls stand on their own.
Otavalo, Ecuador
Otavalo, home to one of the most famous markets in South America, is also the site of September's Fiesta del Yamor, a two-week celebration of thanksgiving.
6 Most Popular Cities in Argentina
These popular cities in Argentina attract business and leisure travelers for their variety of attractions, sports activities, fabulous scenery, charm and business and recreational facilities.
The Unexplored North - Peru Travel Itinerary
Many people skip Northern Peru and head straight to Lima, here is a two week itinerary on what to see in Northern Peru
The Seven Natural Wonders of South America
The great natural wonders in South America
Top 10 Things to Do and See in Rio
There are a tremendous number of things to do and enjoy in Rio, some internationally famous like the beaches, Corcovado, carnaval, Sugar Loaf, and others less well known, like a natural reserve within the city limits, architectural beauties and monuments to heros. Explore Rio.
How to Spend 24 Hours in Lima
Peru's Capital City is a hub for culture and entertainment, find out what to do in Lima in only 24 hours.
10 Reasons You Need to Visit Patagonia Now
Patagonia still has some of the last untouched places on earth, read these 10 reasons why you should go to Patagonia now.
Carnaval in Venezuela
Venezuela celebrates the carnaval, or carnival, festivities with dance, music, balloons, family festivities, lavish costumes and parades and a great deal of joy.
Discover Colombia's Best Beaches
Discover the best beaches in Colombia
Monkeys of South and Central America
Common monkeys found in the tropical or rain forest areas of South and Central America are howlers, capuchins, tamarinds and owl monkeys.
Chapada Diamantina - Brazil's "Lost World"
Chapada Diamantina National Park in Brazil's Bahia state is called the Lost World, compared to the Grand Canyon and to Jurassic Park landscape, but the region stands on its own for the fantastic rock formations, rivers and waterfalls, and a vast underground river system that creates astonishingly beautiful caves that attract divers and spelunkers all year around.
Coffee, Coffee, Coffee
Your next latte, expresso, cafe au lait, or plain cup of coffee might just have come from South America, one of the world's producers of fine coffee.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Big, sprawling Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, is cosmopolitan and yet retains a neighborhood feel in the barrios. Sightseeing, nightlife, including the sensual tango, is a must in this sophisticated city.
Colca Canyon, Peru
Colca Canyon is not as well visited as other natural wonders of Peru, but it is home to the great condors and reportedly deeper than the USA's Grand Canyon.
Medellín, Colombia
Medellin is the capital of Antioquia department in Colombia and enjoys a temperate climate that gives the city the names of The Land of Eternal Spring and Capital of The Flowers.
Learn What's Special about Christmas in Peru
Christmas traditions in Peru. South America Travel.
La Paz, Bolivia
La Paz, one of the two capitals of Bolivia, nicknamed the city that touches the clouds, is one of the highest cities on earth and the center of Bolivian legislative government, culture and tourism.
Cali, Colombia
Cali is Colombia's third largest city and a center for sugar and coffee industry. It enjoys terrific nightlife in the salsotecas, and visitors enjoy the historic center as well as excursions into the surrounding areas for sugar baron haciendas and the prime archaeological sites of San Augustin and Tierradentro.
The Best Beaches To Party In South America
South America is home to amazing beaches, check out which ones host the best parties in South America.
Cartagena, Colombia
Exploring Cartagena's must-see places and things to do, including Ciudad Amarullada, the walled city, Convento de la Popa, Bocagrande, museums, and side trips to Santa Marta, Ciudad Perdida and Parque Nacional Tayrona.
Baños, Ecuador
High in the Ecuadorian Andes, the small town of Banos attracts pilgrims, volcanologists, hikers, climbers, bikers, rafters,and tourists eager to enjoy the pleasant climate.
Top 12 Things To Do and See in Quito, Ecuador
Enclosed by mountains, Quito, named a World Heritage site, is divided into five zones. The most frequented by visitors are North, where you'll find the modern city, business, restaurants and hotels; Central-North, famed for the nightlife; and the Historical Center, also called Old Town. The South and Valleys areas also have their attractions.
The Glaciers in Patagonia, Argentina
This feature by guest author Marita Alisal spotlights Perito Moreno, the most famous glacier, and some of the sightseeing possibilities in Argentine Patagonia.
South America Travel Gift Ideas
If you are traveling to South America or know someone who is, don't forget these seven items.
Cities of Brazil Map
Click on a city name on this map of Brazil to find extensive resources for lodging, sightseeing, geography, history, art, culture, sports, recreation and more.
Córdoba, Argentina
Learn more about the city known as the Heartland of Argentina, Córdoba, which retains its colonial history blended with a modern tourism industry.
Parrillada Mixta - Recipes and Variations
A mixed grill is an international favorite, and particularly popular in Argentina, where beef is king, as well as in other South American countries.
Salto Angel - Angel Falls Photo Gallery
At 979 meters (3230 feet) with an uninterrupted drop of 807 meters (2663 ft), Angel Falls is sixteen times the height of Niagara Falls. Located in Venezuela's Canaima National Park, the falls are best viewed, and appreciated, from the air. Here's a sampling of the awesome falls.
Where to Stay for the Perfect Holiday in Lima
We share our picks for the best hotels in Lima on a variety of budgets.
Best Museums in Quito, Ecuador
Best Museums in Quito Ecuador
Don't Miss These Great Dishes in Paraguay
Traditional food in Paraguay was not influenced by the indigenous people but in fact colonial powers. Here's a comprehensive list of typical food in Paraguay.
South American Trivia
The countries of South America hold an astonishing number of world records for biggest, longest and highest. Keep these facts and figures handy and amaze your friends with your knowledge of South America
Top 10 Greatest Natural Wonders of South America
Spectacular South America boasts so many marvels of landscape, wildlife, geographic formations and natural wonders that it is hard to narrow the list to only these attractions, among the top destinations of South America.
The 5 Most Popular Cities in Chile
These popular cities showcase Chile's varied geography from the sere Atacama Desert in the north, through the lush central zone to the lakes and fjords of the far south, with a sidetrip to an isolated island in the Pacific.
Smart Tips to Stay Safe in South America
South America can be considered as safe as traveling through European countries but you should consider these safety tips for South America.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro, a cidade maravilhosa, is one of Brazil's most spectacular cities for it scenery, beauty, climate, lifestyle, beaches, beautiful people, Carnaval, festivals, and international acclaim.
Carnaval in Barranquilla, Colombia
Rather than samba, salsa resounds through the streets of Barranquilla when parades and music gather thousands together to frolic until they drop.
Top 10 Things to Do in Recife
The attractions of Recife are becoming known to more travelers and include beaches, art and entertainment, cultural heritage, and side trips to Olinda.
Top 5 Kite Surfing Spots In South America
Learn all the best places locals go kite surfing in South America.
Santiago de Chile
Chile's capital city is cosmopolitan, the financial, cultural, and political center of the country. It's graced with tree-lined streets, parks, distinctive neighborhoods, ample assortment of restaurants and hotels. In addition to its own attractions, Santiago is near ski resorts, beach resorts and the ideal base for excursions into the Central Valley and either extreme of Chile.
Montevideo
Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay, is a charming, cosmopolitan city, offering the visitor a taste of colonial days in the Ciudad Vieja, or old city, a choice of sandy beaches, nightlife, cultural and artistic events and a pleasant climate.
The Glaciers of Argentina
Background and location information about the 47 major glaciers, including Perito Moreno, the only one in the world still growing.
Top Beach Destinations in South America
The best beaches in South America
Arica, Chile
Arica is Chile's northernmost city, a duty-free oasis and the gateway to archaeological and natural wonders in Lauca National Park, the geoglyphs at Putre, and the high altitude lake Chungara.
Top Documentaries About South America
The best documentaries about South America
Carnaval!
Carnival locations and information for Rio de Janeiro and other cities in Brazil, plus Carnaval festivities in Bolivia, Colombia and other countries of South America.
10 Things You Didn't Know About Suriname
While Suriname is the smallest country in South America, it has many facts that will surprise you.
Caracas, Venezuela
Venezuela's capital and largest city is the center of commerce, culture, economics and the base for touring the country's attractions, including Angel Falls and the llanos.
Tour Devil's Island in French Guiana - Photo...
The three Iles du Salut (Islands of Salvation or Health), off the coast of French Guiana are lush, tropical isles of abundant foliage, great views and open to visitors. Once however, they were the site of the infamous Devil's Island penal colony, called the Green Hell. Ile Royale is now a resort destination for visitors to French Guiana.
The Best Beaches in Ecuador
Discover Ecuador's coastline and the top beaches in the country.
Best Cities To Visit in Brazil
With so many events happening in Brazil over the next few years the question on everyone's mind is what are the best cities in Brazil to visit.
5 Reasons Why You Need to Learn Spanish Before...
There are so many benefits to learning Spanish, find out from an expert why you should take a Spanish class now!
5 Reasons to go to Bolivia Now
Bolivia is a fantastic country, find out why you need to go now.
Quito, Ecuador
Ecuador's capital is a mix of colonial history and modern enterprise, a city at the middle of the world, and a delight to visitors. Tour the city, then venture out on the PanAmerican Highway, north and south to visit Otavalo, Ibarra, Cotacachi and Tulcán, then on to Latacunga, Ambato and Baños.
Ecuador's Ten Highest Mountains
Ecuador has ten mountains over 5000m.
What Salsa School Should You Choose In Cali,...
Cali is certainly one of the world capitals for salsa with many options for salsa dancing. If you are itching to learn check out these schools.
Peru Travel Guide by Season
If you are considering a trip to Peru, especially Cusco, use this seasonal guide for the best months of the year to suit your travel interests.
How to spend two weeks in Colombia
How to spend two weeks travelling Colombia.
Top 10 Travel Safety Items and Accessories
These suggested travel accessories will help make your travel planning more secure, and thus enjoyable. With luggage tags to hidden money belts and document cases, you'll travel with confidence and comfort.
Regions of Argentina
Each of the regions of Argentina has something different to offer: cosmopolitan cities, rain forests, snow covered mountains and glaciers, vast pampas, coastal resorts, wine country and wide open spaces to explore at your leisure.
Paracas and the Islas Ballestas of Peru
Paracas, and the Ballestas islands are often called Galapagos of Peru. The area offers fantastic wildlife viewing of birds and marine animals, plus a look at the ancient Paracas culture.
Salar de Uyuni
The Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia's southwestern altiplano is a high-altitude salt pan, considered the largest in the world, and a compelling destination for its wide open, blindingly white expanse, the lagoons with their coloful flamingos, a cacti-covered oasis and the famed salt hotel. Take this photographic tour and you wont need sunglasses, sunscreen or suffer altitude sickness!
Don't Miss These Amazing Hotels at Iguazu Falls
Heading to Iguazu Falls? Don't miss these amazing Iguazu Falls Hotels.
Where to Paraglide in South America
Adventure sport seekers will find plenty to do in South America as there are many opportunities for paragliding. Discover the best places to paraglide in South America.
Top 10 Things to Do and See in Ushuaia, Argentina
On Beagle Channel, surrounded by water, sky and mountains, Ushuaia calls itself the End of the World. As the closest city to Antarctica, the city is a hub for Antarctic touring and navigating the Strait of Magellan. Cruise ships dock here for a quick onshore visit. Summer is ideal for trekking, horseback riding, mountain biking, sporting fishing and the most astounding tours along the Beagle Canal, Cape Horn and even the Argentine Antártida.
Nazca Lines, Peru
Ancient religion? Aliens from outer space? Ancient astronomers? Water sources? What caused the lines at one of Peru's favorite tourist destinations?
Popayán, Colombia
This charming town, nestled in a serene valley setting, is one of Colombia's most beautiful colonial towns with a rich religious and cultural heritage. Fully restored after an earthquake, it's a national monument and known for its spectacular Semana Santa celebrations.
Vina del Mar, Chile
Attractions, things to do and see in Vina del Mar, Chile's premiere seaside resort include beaches, sunbathing, the Municipal Casino, lively nightlife, sports, tennis, musical productions and fine dining.
The Best Places to Stay in Cartagena
Cartagena is one of Colombia's most visited destinations. Check out these top picks for where to stay in Cartagena, Colombia.
Backpacking South America on a Budget? Here are...
Backpacking is a great budget option but some countries may still be expensive, discover the cheapest countries in South America.
Emeralds of Colombia
Mined for centuries before the Spaniards arrived, Colombian emeralds are prized now as they were then. They're often more valuable than diamonds!
The Ultimate Hiking Experiences in South America
The best hiking trails in South America
Where to go in South America?
South America is a gigantic land mass, deciding what you want to see and see can help narrow down what countries you should visit.
8 Great Tips for Easter Island on the Cheap
Easter Island is a bucket list trip but it's also very expensive, consider these budget tips for Easter Island.
Salvador de Bahia, Brazil
Illustrated resources for Salvador de Bahia South America for Visitors.
Sloths of South America
The world’s slowest moving mammal, sloths are tree dwellers, carrying out most of their activities hanging upside down in trees. They eat, sleep, mate, give birth, and tend their young suspended over the ground. It takes them about two and half years to grow to full size, between one and a half and two and a half feet.
The Curious Case of Laura Bozzo
Doctora Laura Bozzo, host of the wildly popular Peruvian talk show, Laura, presents a puzzling case. Her show is taped from the studio in Lima where she lives under house arrest for alleged complicity in a political scandal and is not shown on Peruvian TV. An attorney, Laura Bozzo demands a trial to demonstrate her innocence while millions of her fans write supporting emails. Guilty or innocent?
Getting to Buenos Aires
Fly, drive or cruise to Buenos Aires and other points in Argentina with these transportation tips
Before you travel to South America
Before you travel to South America here are a few things to consider.
Dia de Todos los Santos
Dia de Todos los Santos, or All Saints Day, is celebrated throughout Latin America in conjunction with All Souls Day as a reaffirmation of life and a way to honor saints and the dead.
Iguazu Falls Photo Gallery
Called Foz do Iguaçu in Brazilian, and Cataratas del Iguazú in Spanish, Iguazu falls are a top destination for visitors from all countries. These photos display only a portion of the grandeur and awe-inspiring nature of the which are taller than Niagara Falls, twice as wide with 275 cascades spread in a horsehoe shape over nearly two miles of the Iguazu River on the border between Argentina and Brazil.
Esmeraldas, Ecuador
Esmeraldas, long accessible only by sea, is now a commercial and tourism destination with white sand beaches, ecological reserves, and direct access to Quito, Cuenca and other inland Ecuadorian cities.
Brasilia, Capital of Brazil
Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, is a monument to what Brazilians can do and have done. It's a city pointing like an arrow into the future. It's built on a massive scale, with large, innovative buildings, a freedom of spirit and imagination.
Temple of the Sun, Machu Picchu
The Temple of the Sun in Machu Picchu was used to honor and celebrate Inti, the Sun, an important Incan deity. Learn how to need to visit them. Page 8.
Easter Island - the Navel of the World
Explore Rapa Nui, the mystery of the moais, the BirdMan petroglyphs and Easter Island, past and present.
How to spend a day in Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires can be overwhelming as there is so much to see. Check out our list for what to do in Buenos Aires,
10 Things You Cannot Miss in Bogota
There are so many things to do in Bogota, from the center of the historic district, to ample parks, shopping, restaurants and nightlife.
7 Natural Wonders You Can't Miss in South America
South America is full of beauty, here are 7 natural wonders in South America you cannot miss.
South America Travel Movies
Great movies that will inspire you to travel South America
Cuzco, Capital of the Inca Empire
Cuzco, Capital of the Inca Empire, has both historical and cultural significance. As the hub of tourism for Machu Picchu, Ollytantambo, Sacsayhuaman, Pisac and the Sacred Valley of the Urubamba River, Cusco offers archaeological sites, colonial charm and up to date facilities for the visitor.
Ilhabela, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Ilhabela, in the state of Sao Paulo, on Brazil's largest maritime island, a rain forest ecological reserve, with miles of pristine beaches, spectacular waterfalls and mountain views, and is popular for both land and sea sports and recreation.
Cayenne, Capital of French Guiana
Make Cayenne your headquarters for touring French Guiana. In the capital city, you'll enjoy a bit of France in a tropical setting, a mix of cultural heritages, and the base to explore the cultural and historical sites.
Have You Heard of the Mystical Lakes Region of...
In the Chilean South where Patagonia starts is known as the lake region, which has roughly 8 large lakes of which Llanqhue is the largest.
Machu Picchu - Lost City of the Incas Photo...
Machu Picchu is the most visited tourist destination in Peru, with good reason. The ruins stand atop a steep mountain overlooking the Urubamba river far below, and raise questions archaeologists and historians are still asking. Enjoy these photos of the site.
Sucre, Bolivia
Called the City with Four Names, Sucre is the second capital of Bolivia, home to the Bolivian Supreme Court, a colonial heritage city with one of the oldest universities in the Americas, intriguing attractions and a wealth of cultural traditions to entice the visitor.
Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria
Celebrate the Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria on February 2 in Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Uruguay and Venezuela
Santa Marta, Colombia
Santa Marta is Colombia's first Spanish settlement. Located on the coast, it boasts great beaches and access to Tayrona and Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta national parks, plus the famed lost city of the Taironas.
The Best Salsa Clubs in Medellin
Medellin, Colombia is famous for its nightlife, check out the best salsa clubs to dance the night away.
Machu Picchu Terraces
Machu Picchu is the most visited tourist destination in Peru, with good reason. The ruins stand atop a steep mountain overlooking the Urubamba river far below, and raise questions archaeologists and historians are still asking. Enjoy these photos of the site. Page 13.
Highlights of Southern Brazil
The states of Santa Catarina, Rio Grande do Sul and Paraná reflect much of their European heritage, including language and Octoberfests, and offer the traveler great vistas, splendid beaches and Iguazu Falls.
Top 14 Things to Do and See in Lima, Peru
Lima is more than a city to rush through on your way to other destinations in Peru. It is a city rich in culture and things to do and see. Here you can tour the museums displaying the history and anthrologogy of the past, the richness of the Inca empire, the many regional varieties of the country, plus enjoy the neighboring beaches and sports, plus a zoo where you can see many of the country's wildlife up close. Enjoy Lima!
Sunlight on Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu is the most visited tourist destination in Peru, with good reason. The ruins stand atop a steep mountain overlooking the Urubamba river far below, and raise questions archaeologists and historians are still asking. Enjoy these photos of the site, including this view of brilliant sunlight highlighting the ruins. Page 11.
Ecuador in Pictures
The Andean highlands, fabled haciendas, the Sierra and the rainforest, Devil's Nose train ride, plus of course, the Galapagos! Don't miss these Historical Photos and Sketches.
Survivor All- Stars Episode 3
Richard tangles with a shark while fishing; Rupert and Jerri have a heated argument; romance starts to bloom between two castaways; a crate of supplies is delivered via parachute to the winning tribe of the reward challenge; a third player is voted off the islands. Page 2.
The Best Places in South America to Study Spanish
The Best Places in South America to Study Spanish
Get Inspired by South American Poets
Get inspired to travel with these South American Poets
People of South America
Photos of people living in South America, at work, at leisure, at play.
Pictures of Chile Photo Gallery
Places, people, desert, lakes, volcanos and splendid scenery, plus Historical Photos of various regions of Chile.
Machu Picchu: Sun Clock - Intihuatana
Machu Picchu is the most visited tourist destination in Peru, with good reason. The ruins stand atop a steep mountain overlooking the Urubamba river far below, and raise questions archaeologists and historians are still asking. Enjoy these photos of the site, including this view of the Sun Clock, used in astronomical observations as well as more mundane time telling. Page 9.
Machu Picchu
Intihuatana, or the Scared Stone at Machu Picchu, is thought to be part of an astronomical observatory. On March 21 and again on Seeptember 21, the sun is directly overhead. There are no shadows and the Incas believed the stone was tied to the sun. Intihuatana stones were important stones, and when destroyed, were thought to lose the godliness as the gods departed. This stone at Machu Picchu remains intact and many believe is still sacred. Page 10.
How to Spend a Day in Quito
Discover the best of what to do in Quito, Ecuador in only one day.

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