THE 11 BEST PLACES OF SOUTH AMERICA

May 2, 2016
los 11 mejores lugares de sudamerica

First, you do not really know what it is to travel until you travel to South America.   This continent, with a total of thirteen countries, home to great natural and cultural wonders such as the snowy peaks of the Andes, kilometers and kilometers of white sandy beaches, colonial cities and crowded indigenous villages of authenticity, and the Amazon rainforest cradle of the greatest variety of plant and animal species on the planet. The challenge is deciding where to begin. The following outlines a brief selection of some of the most unforgettable experiences starring travellers and by “Lonely Planet Team” in South America.

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  1. MACHU PICCHU, PERU

We walked for several days on the Inca Trail. The trip itself was so amazing that that I almost forgot where I took the path. The last day, at dawn, we began to glimpse and finally there was: Machu Picchu. He had seen hundreds of pictures but none of them did justice. It was pure magic, you had to see it in person.machupicchu

  1. “OTAVALO MARKET”, ECUADOR

While you visit the Saturday market in Otavalo at first to buy Andean crafts, its real treasure is its people. I love to chat with the locals, who seem happy to share a bit of their lives with a stranger, and listen to their sad and inspiring stories.

mercado otavalo
  1. NIGHT OF BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

Dinner at 10:00 p.m, cocktails at midnight, clubs and discos to 02:00 a.m… It is very easy to find where to eat, drink or dance until the wee hours of the morning. From the popular nightlife in Palermo and the elegant halls of Microcentro (city center) to the authentic grills San Telmo, I was always caught the palpable energy of Buenos Aires.buenos aieres de noche

  1. COLONIA DEL SACRAMENTO, URUGUAY

We must discover the historic district, Unesco World Heritage, the lighthouse and the drawbridge of “Puerta de Campo”. The cobbled streets with old houses are especially photogenic when “ceibos” flourish.colonia del sacramento

  1. “W CIRCUIT”, TORRES DEL PAINE, CHILE

All that is said is that weather in Patagonia is true. We face the horizontal snow, howling wind and sleet. But we also saw breathtaking mountains, glacial lakes and spectacular skies. Performing the “W Circuit” was really amazing, and well worth the effort. Luckily, my partner, who has the hotter than my blood, could ride our shop and make dinner in horrible conditions.

torres de paine chile
  1. UYUNI, BOLIVIA

Not many places in the more otherworldly than the Uyuni salt flat Earth, the plain of the world’s largest salt located in the Bolivian surreal highlands. It is recommended visit if you are traveling several days by the stunning Southwest. It is an amazing place.salar de uyuni

  1. BEACH, BRAZIL

I was not very beach until I met the splendor of the Brazilian coast. The thousands of kilometers of perfect white sand show different scenarios, from bikinis to full extensions lonely idyllic landscapes. You found the paradise you looked for.

playa copacabana de brasil
  1. CENTRAL RESERVE OF CENTRAL SURINAME, SURINAME

After a hard drive in an old bus and a couple of hours canoe, I reached the rugged and lush island of Foengoe. I spent a few days walking, observing monkeys, birds and enjoying the views from the steep and elegant Volltzberg. At night the screen, a bit muffled cries of monkeys until I slept.reserva de surinam

  1. THE PATH TO THE LOST CITY, COLOMBIA

There were not only the two thousand steps leading up the “Lost City” covered by the jungle, there also were the bathrooms and diving in crystal clear waters along the way, and observe everyday life in the villages of indigenous tribes.

camino a la cuidad perdida colombia
  1. ANGEL FALLS, VENEZUELA

After eleven hours of flight, ten of bus ride, six on motorized boat, oars and four hiking, the sky opened when sat next to the falls literally left us breathless. A whole group lacked the breath to the amazing and incredible panorama before us. If only, we could have a look, the effort was worth.salto del angel venezuela

  1. TRINIDAD, PARAGUAY

If you are in Paraguay, do not stop visiting indigenous people converted to Christianity by the Jesuits of the Trinity and Jesus. Risen from the rubbles, these religious ruins beautifully preserved do not receive many visitors and you can probably roam around alone.trinidad paraguay