With some incredibly amazing, magical, surreal and versatile holidaying destinations, Central and South America is a place worth visiting. The whole region boasts a huge list of archeology sites, lush rainforests and waterfalls, tranquil resorts, warm beaches and everything in between. However, choosing a spot to tour this summer is easy, thanks to this list.
- Rio de Janeiro
Rio is a popular tours destination, thanks to the famous twin beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema, lots of party spots and the unending samba pulsating hits. The city’s virtually endless malls and markets, as well as a visit to the Corcovado Mountain’s Christ the Redeemer Statue, also make the “Cidade Maravilhosa” truly marvelous. But aside from the picture-perfect backdrop of white sandy beaches, tropical rainforests, and cerulean seas, Rio is home to countless half-naked partygoers.
At along the Caribbean coastline is a magical Colombian city known for stunning beaches, colored buildings, and cobblestone pavements. Cartagena is particularly revered as a city with lots of historical artifacts that date back to the 16th century. If you need to relax in calm, tranquil spot, far away from the crowded beaches, then do visit Cartagena.
Being the South America’s best kept vacationing spot, Lima has a lot of pristine features to view. At Huaca Pucllana, there’s an active archaeological site that offers an insider to what happened over a century ago. But as you traverse through the ancient Spanish town’s pre-Columbian history and colonial architecture, do remember to sample the vast and delectable Peruvian cuisines.
- Galapagos Island
Head down to this spot where untamed terrain and notoriously fearless organisms bring about the adventure you probably yearn for. You’ll marvel at the daring sea lions and sea-going lizards, see giant tortoises grazing at the grass blades, delight at the short-feathered penguins waddling along the equator and the blue-footed boobies mating. It is a magical spot comprising 15 isolated isles, a rendezvous with the wild and a hike to the volcanic Sierra Negra.
Being the capital of the classical Inca Empire, Cusco is an ultimate must-visit spot in Peru. It is a mesmerizing place with stone streets, the Santo Domingo church and where those visiting Machu Picchu buy their wares including the extraordinary textiles from. Don’t forget to visit Sacsayhuamán as well.
With a population that’s bigger than that of New York, Bogota is a vibrant, passionate, sprawling metropolis known for virtually endless eclectic and authentic dining spots. But if the many dining spots don’t interest you then a visit in one of those attraction places, mostly Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, Gold Museum and Laguna de Guatavita will interest you. Watch out for the frequent foodie festivals as well.