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a year round destination. No matter what time of year you plan to visit any of the continent`s spectacular and scenic regions, you`ll find many choices! Some of the most popular destinations, such as Machu Picchu, Angel Falls, Amazonia, Patagonia and the Andes do have seasonal variations as far as temperature, rain or snowfall, and climate. The outstanding geological feature of South America is the Andes, the longest mountain range in the world, which extends in a nearly straight line of over 7000 km from the north to the southern tip of the continent. The Andes have the highest mountain in the Western Hemisphere, the highest mountain in the world`s tropics, as measured from the centre of the Earth. Explore an amazingly diverse geography of mountains, plains, and coastline as you travel South America. Capital city of Buenos Aires and a visit to an estancia to experience gaucho life. The continent offers incredible pre-Columbian sights all along the Andes in Chile, Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru and Colombia. The best known of these are probably the Nazca Lines and Machu Picchu in Peru and Ciudad Perdida in Colombia.
Furthermore in every South-American country there are lots of stylish colonial churches and palaces. There is no question the lovers of architecture and history will surely find what they are looking for. If you are looking for an active holiday: there is good skiing in summer in Chile, Bolivia and Argentina; you can find the biggest rainforest and the longest river in the world in Brazil and there is great wildlife almost everywhere. When you want to relax a bit head for the Caribbean: the coast of Venezuela and Colombia has great beaches and a very good atmosphere. Those who are into the fast paced life have a number of cities to choose from: Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Santiago or Lima all combine modern life with a South-American touch.
The beautiful sights of this continent range from lush rain forests, towering waterfalls and brightly feathered macaws to snow-capped mountains, fjords and penguin colonies. You`ll learn of lost cities, ancient civilizations and time-honoured crafts, and explore such glittering places as Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires. From the intriguing Amazon jungle and the the Incan ruins of Machu Picchu – the Lost City; the spectacular beaches of Brazil to the fascinating Galapagos Islands, you`re sure to have a vacation like no other; the amazing Iguazu Falls in Argentina; the lakes, fjords and glaciers of the south; and the exciting cities of Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires – South America is a fascinating, diverse and exotic destination.
Wherever you go in South America you will be assured of rich diversity in culture, cuisine, landscape and heritage. The continent is a cultural and culinary extravaganza. Cross the border from one country into the next and prepare yourself for a complete change in customs, food and lifestyle. And the enthusiasm the South American people have for life is so contagious you won’t ever want to leave. Whatever travel fantasy you can make up, South America has got it. Make your time there as long as possible! You can’t resist this tour that takes you to the very best of South America. You’ll get a healthy portion of South American big-city excitement, balanced by the incomparable natural beauty of this spectacular continent. The famous statue of Christ the Redeemer seems to welcome you with open arms as you begin your journey in high-spirited Rio de Janeiro. Santiago and Buenos Aires round out your remarkable urban encounters, as you taste the wines, learn to tango and explore the famous cathedrals and museums.
Your splendid time spent in natural surroundings is sprinkled in at perfect moments to complete your appreciation of the contrasts of this great continent. Whether you are gazing at the lush tropical forest of Tijuca National Park or in a helicopter soaring in for a close-up look of the amazing Iguaçu Falls, you’ll rejoice that you are alive to enjoy such sheer exhilaration.