June 1, 2018

South Of The Border: The Best Stops On A Tour Of South America

Although many people thoroughly enjoy visiting destinations in North America, it's important to remember that there is a fanatic selection of places to visit that are south of the border too. In fact, there are so many that you may have to do a grand tour to fit them all in. With that in mind, to help you make your decision check out the post below that details the best of the best.

Machu Picchu
We may as well start with probably the most famous sight in all of South America, Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu is a terraced Inca city placed high in the Andes Mountains. It is a remarkable site, and in visiting this location, you can almost feel how it was to live in such a city.

While there don't forget to visit the fabulous Temple of the Moon, which is an underground space carved into the rock. There are also plenty of hikes and walks to do around the site, and recruiting a local guide can be a great way of learning about the possible uses of some of these ancient buildings. Of course, with the high altitude and steep trails that need to be traversed to reach and explore the city, you will need a certain level of physical fitness to get the best out of a trip here.

Iguaçu National Park
Next, if you are looking for a wonder that is all natural, then the Iguaçu National Park in Brazil is for you. Sited in the state of Parana this national park is chock full of breathtaking sites. Possible the best being the Iguaçu Waterfalls that cascade in white plumes over into a dark blue lagoon spotted with lushly vegetated islands.

The park itself is made of up many different types of flora including sections of rainforest. It is also home to much rare and endangered fauna such as giant otter and anteaters. Something that makes this are well worth a stop on your tour.

Plaza Botero
If you are touring South America, then you will want to plan a visit the Plaza Botero and the Museum of Antioquia in Medellín, Colombia. In the plaza, you will find some curvaceous statues by the world-famed artist Fernando Botero. While in the Museum of Antioquia you can view many permanent exhibitions such as the colonial art display and the international gallery, as well as get involved in the many workshops that are designed to encourage your creative spark to shine.

Of course, it's good to know too that the stunning Rafael Uribe Uribe Palace of Culture is right on the other side the plaza as well. If you are lucky, you may even be able to catch a classical concert or theatre performance there, making your trip truly memorable for years to come.

Tayrona National Natural Park

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Also in Columbia, but to the north of the country, you will find the rather spectacular Tayrona National Natural Park. A park that is, in fact, a tropical paradise complete with palm trees, turquoise and ultramarine lagoons, and rainforest. Venture further into the forest, and you will find the ancient Pueblo ruins in amongst all that flora and fauna. A site that makes it a Tayrona an unmissable stop of your tour, south of the border.

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