The dawn of the sun that once enlightened the geniuses of ancient astronomy, now attracts millions of tourists to its ecstatic cradle beauty. From its exotic beaches to the pristine mountain valleys, from its architectural ruin heritage to its most spectacular holiday destinations, South America is one place that’s a must in your travel itinerary.
To bear witness to something as old as time is a privilege! The Inca ruins of Sacsayhuaman (Cusco, Peru), Moray’s Archeological sites at Maras Peru, The Yucatan Peninsula that once housed ancient civilizations of the Mayans and the Aztec, the stepped pyramids and the ruins of legendary temples speak volumes of the culture, beliefs in which the continent progressed.
This is the land of the Great Amazon, the world’s largest natural jungle (Peru), the largest salt flat at Salar de Uyuni in southwest Bolivia, the desert plateau at Atacama, the lost city of the Incas built on the Huayna Picchu Mountain around which the Urubamba River bends (Andes), moonlike landscapes at Valle de la Luna in Los Flamencos (National Reserve, N. Chile), Geyser fields at El Tatio (Calama, Chile) that seems to compliment the Pacific every single day with its majestic beauty.
Machu Picchu (ancient citadel) with its panoramic views, the Sacred Valley with its fertile farmland that houses handicraft markets (Andean Highlands, Peru), the diamond capital, Art Deco statue of Christ the Redeemer, the Sugarloaf mountain, Ipanema sunbathing beach (at Rio De Janeiro), ringed beaches at Ilha Grande close to the Atlantic herself (Brazil), the salt tunnel church named Catedral de Sal, Rosario Islands, the Gold Museum (Cundinamarca, Colombia), Palm-lined Promenade beaches also a house to coconut and mangrove lands (Islands in the Caribbean, San Andreas) all speak of economic wealth that the land is bound to induce.
Housing the iconic Garganta del Diablo or “Devil’s Throat” in the Iguaza NP (Argentina), the Torres del Paine National Park (NP) with its Rare-life habitat amidst the golden pampas canvas, burning with bright-blue glacial ice bergs with its horn shaped peaks, a home to a natural bird habitat at the Perito Moreno Glacier in Los Glaciares NP (Santa Cruz, Argentina to Chile Borders), trekking at Colca Canyon natural habitat, river rafting at Colca River (Chivay, Peru), the rich biodiversity-forest trails and terraces at the Tayrona NP (Magdalena, Colombia), Angel Falls in Canaima NP (Venezuela), the hunch-back Corcovado mountain in Tijuca NP (Rio), Archipelagoes near the Ecuador are alike the emeralds in a rare jewelry box!
The land’s god-like beauty that’s watched by the pacific coast is laced by the great Andes mountain range. Summiting Aconcagua at the dawn (Mendoza, Andes Mountain Range, Argentina), visiting Copacabana’s crescent-shaped beach (Rio’s liveliest neighborhood), the colonial architectures at Quito, the high Altitude city at La Paz, Castles at Cartagena, nightclubs and culture at Bogota, Columbia, Lima, Santa Marta, Rio, Puno, Buenos Aires, Mountain and village valleys at Peru, Mendoza, Pisac, Ecuador, Waterfalls and savannas at Paraguay, the museums of ancient history will make it a herculean task to let go of this travel experience.