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Places you MUST to see in South America

Please share the best places you have seen in South America
11 years ago, January 29th 2008 No: 1 Msg: #26344  
Dear travellers, I am future traveller (know nothing about travelling the whole continent), planning my trip to South America and would like to ask if anyone could share with me the places that made the biggest impact or made greatest impression on you in South America and which countries as well. I want to go for beautifull land scapes ...panoramic views...any beautifull nature creation places..as well wishing to exprience the real locals culture...

Thank you in advance for your help and willingess to share it... Reply to this

11 years ago, January 30th 2008 No: 2 Msg: #26387  
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So far my highlights have been;

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - "Cidade Maravilhosa" - the marvellous city.
Iguacu/Iguazu Falls, Argentina, Brazil
Ilha Grande, Brazil

I've only been to Brazil and Ecuador (not counting brief trips across the boarder) - but I've heard so many great things about Patagonia, Peru, Columbia that I think there many many more highlights in this stunning continent. Reply to this

11 years ago, January 30th 2008 No: 3 Msg: #26392  
Thank you Ali so much for sharing your highlights😉 I appreciate it very much! Reply to this

11 years ago, February 2nd 2008 No: 4 Msg: #26570  

I have only been travelling the Esat coast and highlights for me were:

The Pantanal in Brazil for the wild life and remote experience
Iguacu Falls in Brazil and Argentina for the views and it really looks as good as on paper
Buenos Aires in Argentina for the excellent steaks and red wine
Cartagena in Colombia for being a beautifil city and its nice people
Santa Fe in Venezuela for the beuatiful sea, loads of wild dolphins and very nice people

enjoy your trip

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11 years ago, February 4th 2008 No: 5 Msg: #26698  
I am halfway through a year long trip around South America and every few days I find another great sight, but real highlights have included:
- Iguazu Falls.
- Chilean and Argentine Lake District.
- Northwest Argentina - Tilcara, Salta, Cafayate.
- Torres del Paine, Chile.
- Fitzroy and Torres, Argentina.
- Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina.
- (this is an expensive one..) Antarctica!
Lots more info is on my blogs if you want to have a look.
Good luck planning!
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11 years ago, February 15th 2008 No: 6 Msg: #27618  
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I've only been to Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia (hoping to make it to Colombia this summer) but so far my highlights would have to be:
Galapagos Islands, Ecuador - TB: Galapagos!!!!!
Laguna Quilatoa, Ecuador - TB: Here comes the sun! (The photos really do not do justice to how beautiful it is)
Machu Picchu, Peru - TB: Machu Picchu (in the mist!)
Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia - TB: A pinch of salt
Have fun!
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11 years ago, March 13th 2008 No: 7 Msg: #29844  
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depends on how ong you go...

i have travelled pretty extensively in south america.. i would do

- machu pichu
- rio de janeiro
- iguazu falls
- galapagos
- buenos aires
- northeast of brazil
- patagonia

hope this helps. Reply to this

8 years ago, August 28th 2011 No: 8 Msg: #142489  
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In response to: Msg #26344
I'm planning a solo backpacking trip in April, Mayish. This proved to be so helpful!! Thank you! Reply to this

8 years ago, September 14th 2011 No: 9 Msg: #143291  
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My buddy and I are landing in Quito, Ecuador Oct 29th. We currently have an exact end date of our trip but were thinking around dec 15th-20th. Our only must do on our list is hitting up Machu Piccu and some surf towns in Ecuador and Peru. We hope to get down to Patagonia and end in Buenos Aires. Does anyone have some suggestions on must see cities/attractions? We plan to stay out of Columbia, Venezuela, and Brasil. Reply to this

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