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Destinations in South America

South America Travel Guides

Country guides

No longer a destination only for daredevils, this extraordinary country has battled decades of civil turmoil to emerge as one of South America's hotte...
Boasting picturesque beaches, rolling countryside, colonial old towns and atmospheric cities, Uruguay comes in a small but highly impressive package.
Though best known for its oil politics and feisty president, Venezuela is in fact an action-packed traveller's destination endowed with an astonishing...
Bolivia is a land of diverse clashes: from ice-capped peaks, coloured lagoons and flamingos, to rugged lowlands, Amazonian rainforest, beautiful valle...
Guyana's attractions range from the 19th-century stilted wooden houses of its capital, Georgetown, to the awesome natural splendour of the towering Ka...
Few destinations have as much to offer visitors as Peru, an astonishingly varied country.
From the jungle calls of the Amazon to the curves of Copacabana’s thong-clad crowds, Brazil is a heady celebration of the big, the bold and the beau...
Paraguay is a little-known landlocked country, which has found itself somewhat isolated from even its neighbours in the past by geography and politics...

City guides

Halfway along Peru's dusty desert coastline, cliff-top Lima lies between the Pacific Ocean and the foothills of the Andes. When it comes to exuding gr...
The romance of crumbly European architecture and cobbled streets makes Buenos Aires an alluring city, but it is the food that wins most hearts.
Santiago de Chile is a spirited, effervescent city, splashed with colour from its lively fish markets, colourful street stalls, colonial architecture ...
The UNESCO World Heritage city of Quito is one of the best preserved colonial cities in America, complete with cobbled plazas and lavishly decorated c...
Rio de Janeiro is an awe-inspiring city, its stunning tropical setting matched only by its irrepressibly fun-loving residents, called Cariocas. Imposs...
Colombia’s capital Bogotá is a city out to prove the world wrong. Known as a violent and rather grim place in the 1990s, Bogotá has since pulled t...
Perched on a peninsula jutting out into the River Plate, Montevideo's mix of old- and new-world charms has been captivating visitors for centuries.
São Paulo has much to brag about. The city has transformed its rather dull image as Brazil’s economic powerhouse and become a dynamic metropolis wi...

Ski resorts

Catedral is located close to the Chilean border (which can be reached via the Puyehue Pass) in the province of Rio Negro, in Patagonia. The resort ...
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