Must-To-Do Tourist Activities in South America
If you are in South America, then you have several chances to experience extraordinary vacations. The continent is marked with travel-friendly countries including, Ecuador, Bolivia, the Galapagos Islands, Peru, Colombia, Chill and many more. All you have to do is to collect information about the tourist attractions in-and-around the countries and schedule your holiday plans.
But, with scores of travel destinations, you may get confused to sort out the activities which will suit your taste and temperament. If so, then take a look at the must-to-do tourist activities in South America and plan your trip accordingly.
• Bird watching in Ecuador
The Andean and Amazon regions in Ecuador are ultimate destinations for bird watching. The lush forests are home to about 1, 600 species of birds. You will easily come across the different varieties of kites, eagles, hawks, macaws, ducks, parrots, hummingbirds, kingfishers etc.
• Cruises in the Galapagos Islands
Your South America tours will remain incomplete if you miss out to experience cruises in the Galapagos archipelago. While cruising, you can have the close glimpse of sea creatures like sharks, sea lions, hammerhead sharks, sea turtles, shorebirds etc. Besides capturing the marvelous marine lives from the ships, you can experience scuba diving/snorkeling in Santa Cruz Island, Gardner Bay, Tortuga Bay etc.
• Exploring Machu Picchu in Peru
Machu Picchu is an UNESCO-declared World Heritage Site in Peru. Situated at an altitude of 2,430 meters above the sea level, this city represents the
architectural marvel of the pre-Columbian era. It attracts over 500,000 visitors per year.
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The Best Festivals And Celebrations in South America
You must have heard about carnivals of South America. In countries like Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay, carnivals are much popular than other countries. They usually start before the start of Lent, Mardi Gras in parts of Argentina. Who can forget the pleasure of attending Rio’s marvelous party? People, singing and dancing on streets and enjoying a lot on the music beat. It feels so good to be a part of grand celebrations. Why restrict yourself from attending this grand festival? Make your plans while the carnival is ongoing and the whole South American is in a party mood?
Virgen de la Candelaria
The festival is mainly celebrated in countries of Peru and Bolivia. For most people, Virgen de la Candelaria is a religious icon in these countries. To honor the symbol people of these countries start partying and participating in parades in order to maximize their fun. The festival combines the mixture of ancient local beliefs and Christianity in these regions. People come and enjoy to the fullest with an improved vibrancy and feel of music and dance in the entire two weeks.
New Year’s Eve
A new year’s eve is one of the most loved time of every country includes the South American nations. Millions of people dress up in their best costumes to participate in the ceremony where you can enjoy fireworks, concerts, and much more. In Chile, you may observe Valparaíso rings with a bang.
Venezuelans are crazy to visit friends, family, and the beach during Christmas (until mid-January), Venezuelan festival Caracas en contratiempo, Carnival (several days before Ash Wednesday) and Semana Santa (Weekdays). Holy, the week before Easter Sunday). These periods are colorful and animated with many festivities, but you may need to plan accommodation and transportation.