Travel South America with us
Located primarily in the Southern Hemisphere, South America is bordered
by the Pacific Ocean to the west and Atlantic Ocean to the east. With a
geographical area of 17,840,000 square kilometers, it is the fourth
largest continent in terms of landmass, and fifth largest in terms of
Twelve sovereign states - Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Colombia, Paraguay,
Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Venezuela, Uruguay, and Suriname- and two
non-sovereign areas- the Falkland Islands and French Guiana, together
make up all of South America. Colonized by Spanish and Portuguese people
in the late 1500’s, Spanish and Portuguese remain the most spoken
languages of this continent.
South America has on its official list two of the seven wonders of the
world - Machu Picchu, also a UNESCO world heritage site, and the statue
of Christ the Redeemer in Rio, besides being home to some of the most
wonderful natural gems. The Amazon River, Parana River, Lake Titicaca,
Andes Mountains, Amazon Basin, Angel Falls and Brazilian Highlands among
others are all a part of this same continent.
Belonging to various ethnic demographics, South America has descendants
of Quechua, Aymara, and Amerindians. European population can also be
found in significant numbers, especially in former Portuguese colonies.
This continent is also home to large population of Africans.
Like the Oceania continent, tourism is also becoming an increasingly
important source of income for South America. With landscapes that leave
you speechless, seemingly straight out of postcards, diversity in
culture and food options, and significant historical relics and
architecture, South America has been consistently attracting tourists
from around the world. This number is anticipated to inflate, owing to
the Olympics 2016 that will be held in Brazil. This continent has a
special affinity for sports, the most loved being football, followed by
basketball, cycling, baseball, rugby, futsal, and motorsports.
Your travel bucket list is incomplete if you don't visit Rio de Janerio,
Sao Paulo, and Santiago in Brazil, Lima in Peru, Buenos Aires in
Argentina, and Medellin in Colombia.