South America is a continent that is speckled with natural wonders, man-made marvels, clubs where the party never ends and adventures that will stretch your limits till you can. The continent is a plethora of experiences, both awe-inspiring and rejuvenating. The culture is another element of its colorful demeanor, and the music gets you right in the vibe of the region. With cobblestone streets, grooviest of nightlife and great deals on hotel reservations all across, there's not much that a traveler can think of and the continent won't provide.
Cataloguing the best places in South America is a tough nut to crack, but the million dollar questions remains, where to be and what for me? Well, you may be an art aficionado, the one who loves nature or an adrenaline junkie, South America shall serve you right.
Rio celebrates like no place else. Host to the Carnival, it is one of the largest carnivals in the world. Therefore, it wouldn't be an understatement to call it the party capital of South America. Apart from these groovy vibes, there are a lot of things to do in the city. Christ the Redeemer, an icon of Brazil and art deco architecture is a mesmerizing site. It is a perfect spot to catch the panoramic vistas of the city. A debatable topic among many, the Tijuca Forest is the largest urban jungle in the world. Camping or hiking up its various trails will leave you an admirer for life. Copacabana beaches are as glamorous as they're gorgeous, and the Palace Hotel gracing the area around is an epitome of luxury. It's not hard to spot a celebrity working on the tan or relaxing on the sands here. Pão de Açúcar or the Sugar-Loaf Mountain is a great way to see the scenic countryside of Rio. You can hike up the mountain and catch a glimpse of the breathtaking sunset, an imagery that shall remain with you forever. Book cheap flight tickets to the city and have an amazing time.
Plan a vacation to Ecuador for the weather or the people or the food. The country is perfect to embrace nature that brims with exotic wildlife and picture perfect vistas. It feels like a country that has cut away from the hustle and bustle of the world to be one with nature. From volcanic mountains to impenetrable jungles, the country is a complete nature's paradise. Sitting pretty in the country are the "Enchanted Islands" or the Galapagos which is a conglomeration of nature's best kept secrets. The unscathed beauty of this place is unbelievable and describing it in words is impossible. The cuisines you find across the length and breadth of the country are unique and unheard of. And, if you're one of those experimental foodies, then the local delicacy Cuy (guinea pig) is a must try. With museums and monuments dedicated to the past, the capital of the country, Quito is the epicenter of art and architecture and a place from where you should begin your exploration across Ecuador. For a more adventures way around this city, you should definitely take a train ride through the Devil's Nose. A thrilling journey through the marvelous peaks and dramatic slopes of the Andes Mountain range, a memory for life is made.
Another of the Caribbean jewels, the island country will make you stay here forever. But, who would mind that, right?! With a postcard appeal that the country has, I would apply for a citizenship right away! The country is home to some of the most magnificent blue water beaches in the world, therefore, being a beach bum is only a blessing when here. The mainland culture is rich and diverse with over 90 ethnicities among some 100,000 inhabitants of the city. Telling the stories of its past and the struggles of that time, the contemporary art scene is mind-blowing. The Dutch connection is impressively visible in the architecture spread across, contributing substantially towards the magnificent vibes of the place. Sitting on the southern coast of the country, the capital city of Oranjestad is another feast for the eyes. This colorful abode is where all the action takes place. A tax free shopping experience here is a must. Contrary to the quite lifestyle across the island and the serenity all around, the nightlife of Oranjestad is always bustling with life. The cuisine is a fine mix of Portuguese and Arubian flavors making for great gastronomical experience.
Get close to yourself and indulge in the true meaning of happiness in this city. It is crazy for love, music and fun, just with everything in abundance. From natural retreats to museums, from secret bars to the never ending nightlife, whatever a traveler needs is served on a platter. This is the place that has all the flavors of South America. And hang on, the list goes on. It has a thing for the night. Yeah, it's a nocturnal city. The party starts late and ends later in the morning. You'll find many of the clubs open till dawn and even later on, with the same energy and the vibes that you can find at any of the clubs in Miami. Tango is another addiction of this city. Many impromptu performances can be spotted on the streets and all across the place. Also, don't miss out on taking a lesson or two of this passionate dance form yourself too.
It's simply mystical. And, we don't say it only because it is home to Machu Picchu. There are a number of desirable things to the credit of the country. From the Amazon Rainforests to the colonial establishments, the attractions of Peru are known to be the most diverse in the world. Talk of adventures and the whole place will take you for a roller coaster ride. Hike up to the peaks of the Cordillera Huayhuash or try the cuisines of the country, the traveler in you is bound to be satisfied. The art scene is equally content, visit the Fractal Dragon in Cusco or the Apacheta Gallery, the well preserved ancient culture and the artistic skills of the land on display will make you travel back in time. Also, a visit to this country would never be complete without splurging at the vibrant marketplaces which are capable of quenching any shopaholic's desires. Grab a rental car deal and visit the Mercados Incas or the Dedalo Market to bag some cool and colorful accessories and clothes.