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Top Ten Picks For A Tour Of South America

Mar 6, 2008
Whether you want a family vacation or a honeymoon, South America is one of the favorite and popular tourist destinations. Of course, with its unique culture and wonderful beaches, it is no wonder that people keep coming back. Here are the top ten picks that will give you your money's worth.

1.) The Best of Buenos Aires

If you are in Argentina, be sure to spend the holiday in Buenos Aires. You can get tours of the capital wherein you will get to see the famous Plaza de Mayo, Casa Rosada, Cabildo, and the City Hall. A visit to the Palermo Park is also a must-see as well as the Colon Theater, Buenos Aires' famous opera house.

2.) Copacabana Days and Nights

This is another must-go-to place in Bolivia, South America. Experience what it feels like to be a local of this magical place as you wake up to its wonderful sunrise. Remember to visit the Sun Island also and drink from its Sacred Spring. It is said that this spring is a source of eternal life.

3.) Life in Rio de Janeiro

Of course, if you are in Brazil, your top pick will always Rio de Janeiro, a romantic place featured in countless movies and novels. Enjoy its beaches and the wonderful warm sun. At night, you will also get to enjoy its nightlife amidst fun, wine, laughter, and dancing.

4.) Mysterious Easter Island

Chile has the mysterious Easter Island to boast of. This is a place full of mysteries because of its huge stone-faced statues that seems to be guarding the island. Get to visit also Ahu Tongariki, the island's biggest platform, to enjoy the view of the vast openness of the sea.

5.) Tranquility of Galapagos Island

You can explore Galapagos Island of Ecuador by going on a cruise. But, of course, once you arrived at the island, you should explore it first to experience firsthand its culture, people and food. On the cruise, you will be taken to the tiny islands where sea lions bask under the sun.

6.) Asuncion, Paraguay

This is the capital city of Paraguay and offers a lot to the tourists. They can visit the many plazas and parks the city has to offer, enjoying the influence of the Colonial Spanish era. In the city, you can also visit the Botanical Gardens and a small zoo where you can see a lot of its local floras and faunas.

7.) Cartagena's Allure

Colombia's Cartagena is one of the popular destination spots of the country and is fast becoming the most popular. What make it attractive to visitors are its majestic beaches like Boca Grande Beach and little islands like Rosario Islands. In this little island, one can go snorkeling and diving or just plain swimming and enjoying the sun.

8.) Lima, The City of the Kinds

True to its name, Lima does seem like the city of the kings with its wonderful Amazon Rain Forest sheltering its varied faunas and floras. Enjoy your walk in Cuzco's streets and sample its native foods. It is also a wonderful idea to visit the historical and archeological sites like temples of its native inhabitants of long ago.

9.) Caracas of Venezuela

This is a historical Venezuelan city that anybody can be proud of visiting. In this wonderful place, get to visit the Pantheon, the place where Bolivar lies, and enjoy walking through its Spanish-influenced streets. The city also has a museum where you can get to know more about the history of the place, stores where you can buy your souvenirs and wonderful cafes where you can enjoy Venezuela's cooking style and unique tastes.

10.) Heavenly Punta Del Este

Who is to say that Uruguay's beaches cannot top that of Hawaii's? Punta Del Este is one of the beaches that this country boasts of and is its resort city. Here, you can explore Punta Del Este and meet its local citizens and immerse yourself in their culture.
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Jonathan Williams is the travel writer for Destination Guide TV - the place to share travel videos. Visit http://www.destinationguide.tv/southamerica to view or share South America travel videos.
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