The South America is a continent that has many amazing destinations. It’s surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, and the Caribbean Sea. There are also some bodies of water that connect to other oceans in this region, such as the Great Lakes and other lakes like the Amazon River. The United States Department of State estimates that there are 23 million people living in South America as of 2018.
Here we’ve put together some of the best vacation destinations if you’re planning a relaxing visit to the wonderful South American continent.
Patagonia is a region in Argentina and Chile. It’s known for its natural beauty, which includes the largest national park in the world, and it also has many glaciers.
The Amazon Rainforest
The Amazon Rainforest is the largest tropical rainforest in the world. It covers an area of 1.6 million square kilometers (626,000 square miles) and includes parts of nine countries: Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador.
It’s home to millions of species of plants and animals, including jaguars, tapirs, and black howler monkeys. The Amazon River is also one of the longest rivers in South America, with over 6500 km (4000 miles).
The region has been inhabited by many indigenous cultures for thousands of years, but they recently suffered greatly because they were cut off from their ancestral lands due to European colonization.
Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro is a city in Brazil. It is considered one of the most popular tourist destinations in South America, with millions visiting each year to see its beaches and Carnival celebrations. The city has a population of over 6 million people and it’s also considered an economic hub for Brazil as well as Latin America. If you’re looking for somewhere exciting to visit during your vacation or just want to know more about what this place has to offer then keep reading!
Machu Picchu is a 15th-century Inca site located 2,430 metres (7,970 ft) above sea level. The site was never completed, and the reasons for its abandonment are unknown. The ruins are on a steep hillside above Machu Picchu village in Peru’s Sacred Valley.
The Incas built Machu Picchu as an estate for their emperor Pachacuti and his wife Mama Ocllo to live in when they visited Cusco during festivals or other ceremonial events. Today it remains one of South America’s most popular tourist destinations
Iguazu Falls is located on the border between Argentina and Brazil. It’s a waterfall system that straddles the border, and it’s the largest waterfall system in the world. The falls are made up of 275 waterfalls, which means you’ll have plenty of opportunity to take photos during your trip!
The falls cascade approximately 2.7 miles wide (4 km). The power of these massive cataracts can be felt from far away—they’re so loud that they even sound like a jet engine from above!
The Galapagos Islands are an archipelago of volcanic islands located in the Pacific Ocean, 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador. The islands are famous for their wildlife, including giant tortoises and marine iguanas.
The Galapagos National Park was established in 1959 to protect one of the richest ecosystems on Earth from over-development and tourism. It has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1984 because it contains so many unique species that can’t be found anywhere else in nature!
Easter Island is a Polynesian island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean. It has been inhabited for at least 3000 years, with evidence of settlement dating back to 900 AD. The island was settled by people from Marquesas who migrated there by canoe. The first settlers bred chickens and pigs, and eventually introduced plants from their home islands such as taro tubers, sweet potatoes and bananas.
Most of the population lived in small villages on the coastlines or around rivers that flow into lagoons that were used as water sources for agriculture (chiefly fishing). The only permanent settlement was Puna Pau (“high place”) which had high cliffs behind it where large statues stood before they were moved inland and buried under soil during times when food supplies became scarce due to drought conditions caused by El Niño events between 850-1200 CE
Atacama Desert is the driest place on Earth. It’s located in Chile and home to some of the most beautiful landscapes you’ll ever see. You can climb to high altitudes, where you’ll see stars like you’ve never seen before! The sand dunes create an amazing effect when viewed from above or below them (or even from within). The Atacama Desert also offers some great hiking opportunities; there are many trails that will take you through valleys filled with wildflowers and cacti.
South America has the most amazing vacation spots that can’t be found anywhere else.
South America is a continent with many different cultures, and a variety of climates.
The geography of South America is varied, with mountains, rainforests, deserts, and beaches.
There are many cities in South America that are famous for their culture: Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Medellin (Colombia), and Buenos Aires (Argentina).
As you can see, there are so many amazing places in South America that it’s hard to choose just one! If you want some ideas on where to go next time you’re looking for an adventure-packed vacation, check out our blog post on the top 10 most beautiful places in the world.