Located almost entirely in the Southern Hemisphere, the continent of South America is an ideal destination for a vacation at any time of the year. South America offers a warm escape to visitors looking to escape frigid winter temperatures, with over 15,000 miles of coastline. But, with a temperate climate yearlong, vibrantly diverse history, and terrain for everyone; mountains, deserts, glaciers, rainforests, beaches, and more, you can visit at any time of year.
There are 12 countries that make up the continent of South America, with the largest, and one of the most populous, being Brazil. You can experience two things Brazil is most known for firsthand – a visit to the famously familiar Cristo Redento (Christ the Redeemer) statue, gazing out over Rio de Janeiro from atop the Corcovado mountain, and Carnaval; the party of the year in Brazil. Carnaval is held just before Lent each year and delights visitors with parades, samba dancing contests, festive music and costumes, and mouth-watering street food.
Brazil is home to more than half of the total coastline in South America and boasts countless beaches, including the bustling Copacabana and quieter spots like Ipanema. Inland, you can immerse yourself in the history of this country as you walk the streets and admire the colonial architecture, or for the more adventurous, take an exploration into the depths of the Amazon rainforest where you can see more than 10 million species of flora and fauna.
The other countries in South America have a lot to offer as well. Consider spending time in Peru, where you can venture back to the 15th century at Machu Picchu, the sprawling Inca citadel located in the Andes mountains. Follow in the steps of Charles Darwin as you explore the Galapagos Islands off the coast of Ecuador – a location that is home to some species of plants and animals not found anywhere else in the world. Visiting the long, narrow country of Chile will present you the opportunity to take a daytrip to the Atacama Desert. Within this desert, you can find Valle de la Luna (moon valley); a portion of the landscape that resembles the surface of the moon and dry lakes covered in layers of salt that twinkle like a kaleidoscope under the dazzling sun.
In Argentina, you can view both the Perito Moreno Glacier – one of the only glaciers in the world that grows instead of shrinks; and Les Eclaireurs, otherwise known as the “Lighthouse at the End of the World”. Located at the southernmost tip of the continent, this lighthouse is accessible via boat tours, enabling you to get some jaw dropping views of this iconic structure against the impressive mountain backdrop.
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