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South America is a colourful, culturally and geographically diverse continent with just 12 countries and 4 overseas dependencies of France, the UK and Norway. The fourth largest continent, located in the southern hemisphere and is known for its colourful festivals, iconic arts and music scene, passion for football and plenty of rich cultural treasures and heritages. The continent is blessed with an amazing array of wildlife, landscapes and mysterious ruins of Incan civilization, including the famous UNESCO World Heritage site of Machu Picchu in Peru. There are several geographical wonders like the otherworldly Mount Roraima in Venezuela, colourful river of Caño Cristales in Colombia, Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia and the highly enigmatic Nazca Lines of Peru. 

The best countries to visit in South America are Brazil, Colombia, Argentina, Chile and Peru. Brazil is the largest country of South America. This former Portuguese colony is known for its vast Amazonian rainforests, stunning coasts and sea beaches, the razzmatazz of its annual Carnival and a deep passion for football. While Argentina and Chile are two former colonies of Spain. Argentina is all about colourful cities, beautiful glacial lakes, Andes mountains and plenty of tango, gaucho (cowboy culture), football and delicious food. Chile is a thin strip of land, located on the western edge of the continent, stretching from the border of Peru to the last point of South American continent – Cape Horn.

Some of the best places to visit in South America are Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Bogota, Caracas, La Paz, Lima, Montevideo, Sao Paulo, and Santiago de Chile. South American holidays must consist iconic sights of the Amazon rainforests, the Incan ruins of Machu Picchu, spectacular Iguaçu Falls, and the Andes. South America travel is unique and promises to offer plenty of amazing insight into the culture of Latin America. South American destinations boast of amazing cultural attractions, colourful cities with rich ornate churches and European architecture, delightful coffee, music, dance, football and legendary nightlife.

holidayme’s South America travel guide curate information with the sole aim to ensure a quality South American holidays. The South America tour guide includes overview of cities and countries, how to reach and travel within the cities, visa requirements, best time to visit and plenty of recommendations on top restaurants, best shopping places, and nightlife hotspots.

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