There are 12 incredible nations packed into the fourth largest continent in the world, which make up South America with vast colorful terrain and a variety of interesting cultures. There is so much ground to cover and an abundance of exciting attractions and activities to enjoy. This incredible region boasts the largest river basin in the world, the longest mountain range, the second largest river, the driest area on earth, and the greatest concentration of biodiversity on the planet. Home to a blend of vibrant cultures, delicious food, coffee, chocolate, rainforests, romance, and music.
From the Andes to the sea!. This package will introduce you to three of Colombia's most important cites. Start in Bogota (Colombia's capital city, has so much to offer in terms of cuisine, culture, history, sports and art, within its many contrasting neighborhoods, making the perfect jumping-off point to start your Colombia trip); after that, visit Medellin (the City of the Eternal Spring , known by its cultural encounters, the warmth of its people and the amazing views that are accompanied by clear blue skies and beautiful sunsets); and finally, Cartagena (colonial city on the shores of the sea, and one of the most visited cities. The historic walled city remains alongside the ultramodern skyscraper-filled Bocagrande. Cartagena is famous for its castles, culture, history and colorful buildings as well as the iconic palenqueras –Afro-Colombian women in bright dresses selling fruit in Cartagena`s plazas-). Connect each destination with flights. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
Machu Picchu remains one of the premier archaeological sites in the world and serves as a vivid reminder of the Incan Empire, its imagination, and magnificence. The citadel is surrounded by iconic Andean peaks, and includes temples, residences, fountains, and hundreds of cascading steps
The gigantic fascinating Nazca Lines are found throughout the Nazca Desert in Southern Peru, created over 2,000 years ago. These baffling geoglyphs depicting animals and humans cover the desert floor and can best be viewed from the sky.
Declared in 2011 as one of the `New 7 Wonders of Nature`, The Amazon, also called the Amazon Rainforest or Amazon Jungle covers parts of Peru, Brazil, Ecuador, Colombia, and Venezuela. So large that it accounts for over half of the world`s remaining rainforest, the Amazon is the greatest collection of worldwide biodiversity.
The breathtaking Patagonia Region is shared by Argentina and Chile and runs from the coasts of the Pacific Ocean towards the Atlantic Ocean brimming with awe-inspiring glaciers and fjords.
Iguassu Falls is recognized by many as the most beautiful waterfalls in the world, the Iguassu Falls, which straddles the border between Brazil and Argentina, is a spectacular natural wonder, and one of the most popular destinations in all of South America.
The Galapagos Islands are located six hundred miles west of the Ecuadorian coastline. Its wonders span from the most varied and incredible geological formations: lava flows, blowholes, spatter cones, lava tunnels, beaches, and the most diverse species of vegetation.
Lake Titicaca, located between Peru and Bolivia is one of the world`s most fascinating lakes, home to over 500 aquatic species. The world`s highest navigable lake is fed by meltwater from glaciers on the sierras. In Andean belief, Titicaca is the birthplace of the sun and stars.
The Atacama Desert, considered the driest place on Earth, is also believed to be the world`s oldest desert. The town of San Pedro de Atacama serves as the central hub for the area`s surreal landscapes and awesome natural wonders, many of which are encompassed in the incredible Los Flamencos National Park.
For food and wine lovers, South America has some of the best culinary offerings; from high-end restaurants to mouthwatering street food, there’s incredible diversity to be discovered.
South America is well known for its extravagant celebrations held throughout the continent. Visit South America, and destinations such as Rio de Janeiro for one of the biggest parties, and celebrations.