South America

Regions in South America


Rising steadily and triumphantly from the ashes, Argentina has proven as colorful, passionate, and enduring as the phoenix.  To be sure, the Argentinean appeal – natural wonders alongside a vibrant and... read more


Bolivia will take your breath away -- and not just because of its bracing altitude. It may have the highest capital city in the world, and the highest lake, but what really makes it so fascinating are the... read more


Beauty and the beats.  Picture this: beautiful beaches, untouched islands, spectacular waterfalls, the mystical Amazon, fishing villages, bustling cities, and gorgeous natives.  Now, listen to this:... read more


From tropical beaches to arctic points, remote terrains to sophisticated cities, Chile is a South American destination like no other. Glide around on the excellent traveling infrastructure, down the spine of... read more


If there's a country poised to be the next big ecotourism destination, it's Colombia. With an area equal to that of Spain, France, and Portugal combined, Colombia has coastlines on the Atlantic and Pacific... read more


Even though it’s the smallest of the Andean countries (about the size of Colorado), Ecuador is full of cultural and natural wonders. The Galapagos Islands, known for their biological diversity and beauty,... read more

Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

The Falklands are a British Overseas Territory and are an associated territory of the European Union. The Falklands are also claimed by Argentina as the Islas Malvinas and were the site of a major conflict... read more

French Guiana

First settled by the French in 1604, French Guiana was the site of notorious penal settlements (collectively known as Devil's Island) until 1951. The European Space Agency launches its communication satellites... read more


Guyana is located in northeastern South America. It has a coastline hugging the Atlantic Ocean in the northeast, and lies between Suriname and Venezuela, with Brazil to the south. It is now the third smallest... read more


Paraguay is a landlocked country in South America rich in natural resources: the world's largest drinking water reservoir (Guarani Aquifer) is beneath its soil, the biggest hydroelectric producer--The Itaipú... read more


Eat a bowl of quinoa, chug some Inca kola, and get ready for Peru. Wanna see a quintessential modern Latin American capital, and the ruins of an ancient Inca city? How about a colonial town backdropped by an... read more


Suriname, formerly the colony of Netherlands Guiana or Dutch Guiana, is a country in Northern South America. It has a North Atlantic Ocean coastline in the north and is surrounded by French Guiana to the... read more


Just across the Rio de la Plata from Buenos Aires lies the second-smallest nation in South America. But while Uruguay is a little place, it certainly makes a big impression. With an impressive living standard,... read more


As Venezuela's outspoken and controversial leader, Hugo Chávez, continues to make headlines, spar with the United States, and lead the country on a path toward socialism, this vast and varied destination... read more

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