South America is becoming one of the top destinations in the world for backpackers, so if you love traveling with no plans at all but your backpack and soul, South America for sure will take your breath away!
From interesting cultural sites to impressive archaeological sites and havens throughout different countries, a visit to one -or many- of its destinations should definitely be on your itinerary; you won’t regret at all (no kidding).
On the first place you might want to know a bit about the different places you could visit during your next vacation and the best seasons to travel to this side of the world. Keep reading, we might also share some tips for your next vacation to South America!
Guatemala is actually a country in Central America, but considering is just a miles away from Mexico, this amazing place will delight you with exclusive sites full of history and nature. In Guatemala you can stay at many hostels or cheap hotels, hosted in beautiful ancient cloisters.
This gorgeous place offers a wide array of activities, including tours to cultural sites, as well as expeditions to the surrounding areas.
If you are staying in Guatemala City, you may want to pay a visit to incredible places such as the Atitlan Lake or impressive archaeological sites as Tikal.
In Antigua Guatemala –the former capital city of the country- you can enjoy a marvelous city tour or go on a expedition throughout the town of Chichicastenango, where the Popol Vuh Mayan book was found, and which tells legends of how human kind and nature took over the world.
Costa Rica is considered as one of the top destinations in South America for its impressive natural landmarks. This beautiful country awaits you to enjoy some of the natural parks, secluded beaches where you can unwind and relax or have fun while surfing in Jaco.
In Costa Rica you can also visit relaxing spring waters, feel the adrenaline running through your veins as you go hiking to the Arenal Volcano area or just have fun at many canopy tours throughout the lush tropical rainforest at the Manuel Antonio park.
If you are more into cultural visits, the city of San Jose has a wide selection of activities. In the capital city of Costa Rica, you can learn about the Pura Vida lifestyle, as you take a night tour to enjoy typical dances or get to know about the coffee process as you delight with exquisite tastes directly from one the coffee estates in Costa Rica.
Peru is an incredible destination for travelers seeking for fun, culture and a bit of history. During your next trip to this amazing country, you can arrange your itinerary to visit the impressive Machu Picchu archaeological or crash in Lima, the capital city, just to admire and learn about the culture and lifestyle of the gentile citizens.
In Machu Picchu a lot of activities can be scheduled, including hiking or wandering the Incan trail. This mystic place will keep you breathless, as you visit and get to know more about this impressive archaeological site.
Lima instead, is considered as World Heritage for its amazing culture, beautiful and historic buildings and its memorable location, close to the Pacific Ocean. If you are visiting Lima, Peru soon, don’t forget to pay a visit to the gorgeous museums, the city’s cathedral, as well as the Plaza Mayor, the historic main square, where a bunch of iconic monuments are set, including a bronze fountain from the 17th Century.
Don’t forget to bring your camera; you won’t want to miss a moment at all!
Brazil does not need an introduction, who hasn’t heard about this marvelous destination in South America?
Brazil has it all, going from the Triple Frontier, a secluded triple-border with Argentina and Paraguay, where you can take a visit to the Iguazu Falls, the world-famous beaches of Ipanema and Copacabana, to the always-green Amazonas.
Brazil it’s in everyone’s sight and dreams, which has made it the home for important events such as the World Cup 2014 or the Olympic Games 2016.
On your next trip to South America, Brazil has to be on your to-do-list. No matter the season you’re traveling to this beautiful country as you will have fun the whole year.
If you are visiting Brazil, there are some events, as the Carnival, an impressive party that takes place mostly in Rio de Janeiro, starting the first months of every year, mostly between February and March, 40 days ahead of the Catholic Lent period. During the carnival, you will appreciate wonderful cars decorated with different themes, showcasing beautiful women and men dancing in-costumes, along a 3-day party. Also, on your next vacation to Rio, make sure that you make time on your schedule to enjoy a relaxing time at the beaches of Ipanema, Copacabana and Leblon, the top-three beaches in Rio de Janeiro.
This is a shortlist of what you can do on your next trip to South America, if you have ever visited it, tell us what you enjoyed the most, and don’t miss the upcoming posts on some other countries, as well as travel tips and inspiring places to visit in South America.
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