Travel South America
A Natural Beauty
South America is the 4th largest of the continents on earth and although one of the America's, is very different than North and Central America. It is a region of natural beauty that houses a variety of areas that differ geographically and culturally.
One of the most widely known tourist attractions in South America is the rainforests. The largest extensions are found in the Amazonas, in the territories of Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela, Brazil, Colombia and Guyana. If you are interested in learning more about the rainforests of South America, visit this link.
Check out the incredible Amazonas with its basins in countries like Brazil, or the arid desert of Atacama to the north of Chile, beautiful white beaches in Colombia, Uruguay and Venezuela. The Andes in Bolivia, Argentina and Chile offer wonderful paradises. In Argentina, we have the astonishing Iguazu falls (Cataratas del Iguazu.)
Machu Picchu in Peru and the Parque Nacional Torres del Paine in the Patagonia territory of Chile are excellent sites to visit. The Parque Nacional Torres del Paine is as beautifully amazing as the Yellowstone Park or Yosemite.
A variety of ecosystems are found in this Chilean park that is not found in other parts of the world. Here are some fascinating and interesting places to visit in this Park:
o The amazing mountains (which are gigantic piers of granite that were formed 12 million years ago)
What about the falls? The Caratas del Iguazu are located in the Iguazu River, in the borders of Brazil and Argentina, close to Paraguay. Las Cataras del Iguazu have a fall of 80 meters and are 20 meters higher than the Niagara Falls. Las Cataratas del Iguazu is a string of beautiful falls. One of the most amazing falls is called the Garganta del Diablo (the devil’s throat) on the Brazilian side. On the Argentine side people can walk very close to the falls and enjoy the wonderful breeze. The panoramic view of the falls from the Brazilian side is simply spectacular.
The climate varies from country to country, region to region: we found a warm moist climate in the Amazonas, a dry cold in the Patagonia, unbearable dryness in the Atacama Desert, and icy winds in the Tierra del Fuego. Did you know that the Amazon is the most abundant source of the world’s fresh water supply?
South America is also known for its cultural diversity. It has been infused with Native, European, African, French, and Portuguese customs. Because there are so many countries in South America we are covering them individually. Looking for your next destination to consider? Travel South America. It is a medley of cultural diversity and a region of natural beauty.
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