Things to Do in South America

Top South America Attractions

Things to Do in South America

Top Attractions in South America

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  • Ernest Joachim K
    47 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our family spent 2 days admiring these magnificent falls. It is definitely worthwhile to see the falls from both the Argentinian as well as the Brazilian side since the views from both parks are very different. We would highly recommend the boat adventure that is available on the Argentinian side. It is a once in a lifetime experience and can not be adequately described in words. On the Argentinian side, be aware that you will have to climb and ascend numerous steps. It is advisable to also take a plastic raincoat with you. These two parks are great for teenagers and adults but might be too much for younger kids. Do not miss this wonderful treasure!
    Written May 20, 2024
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  • Huy B
    2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It is great to see the statue in details and a nice 360-view of the city below. If you Uber/taxi to the top drop off point, walk up to the visitor center to get tickets. DO NOT listen to the scammers selling the same transport tickets at the drop off point at 3X the official ticket price.
    Written May 25, 2024
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  • Irene Eng
    New York City, New York2,316 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a must go: high atop the Sugarloaf (Pão de Açúcar), which is the small hill on the western side of the ocean/bay mouth. The mouth is nearly a mile wide mouth, the Atlantic Ocean to the south and the Guanabara Bay to the north.

    To the west, under the Cristo Redentor / Christ the Redeemer’s feet, is the city of Rio. SDU airport, light colored buildings, shanty towns on the dark green hills, white beaches, little islands – the Bay is dotted by more than 130 islands. All are surrounded by gleaming waters, making it picturesquely enchanting.

    The cable car has two stops: the first one is at Morro da Urca (elevation 722′ or 220m), and the second/last stop is at the summit, Sugarloaf mountain (not sure mountain is fitting here), with 1,299′ (396m) elevation.

    The cable car operation opened in 1912. The four gondolas we were in, have no a/c.

    The cafes at both stops have great views as well.

    We left our hotel at 8:30, and again, seeing dressed up (or early dressed) crowds – the carnival is raging on. Many roads were closed. Heavy traffic jam made the drive an hour long ordeal.

    We finally arrived at Praça General Tibúrcio / General Tibúrcio Square, where the entrance to the cablecar is at. There wasn’t any lines, both to the gondola and ticket window. But ticket pick up was a long affair, when they demanded our ID. For Pete’s sake, why selling online but not issuing digital ticket? Secondly, on the ticket site there wasn’t any warning that ID is needed for ticket pick up.

    Once the physical tickets in hand, we got up quickly.
    Written March 29, 2024
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  • cobie donald
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    2 days ago my girlfriend and I took the sacred valley and Machupicchu tour, we had an amazing experience with the Terra Quechua Peru team! The booking was easy and the communication was constant with the staff, helping us at all times, Our guide Perez was excellent in all aspects, he was always very attentive and answering all our questions I liked his explanations of the places we visited and I definitely liked his professionalism, seriousness and punctuality, he also knew all the secret places to go and the best opportunity to take pictures. I give him an excellent rating and thank you for accompanying us on this wonderful adventure. I loved Peru and its sights and people. I highly recommend "Terra Quechua Peru".
    Written May 21, 2024
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  • Kevin S
    Pontypridd, UK6,629 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the major tourist attractions of Buenos Aires and rightly so. Not especially grand exterior but beautiful inside, the reception, stairs, smaller concert room and the magnificent concert auditorium. Very impressive just to see inside it, it certainly would cause people to think about seeing performances if convenient.
    Written May 25, 2024
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  • scout2017
    Heusy, Belgium57 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An amazing park. Well laid out and clean. The buildings did not strike me that much but the nature and lakes did. It is not so easy to get there by subway but walking down the hill from Paulista Ave along one of the nice streets a pleasure in itself.
    Written March 8, 2024
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  • Eaton_Out
    Greenville, SC628 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We really enjoyed visiting this area of Buenos Aires. Please note that the waterway is a CANAL and not a river or harbor. That said, be sure to visit the Woman's Bridge that has a part that looks like a woman's leg during a Tango.
    Written March 21, 2024
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  • Marcos_mmdo
    Sao Paulo, SP247 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice place to good pictures, in the high season it’s very crowded. Better to visit in early morning if you prefer a relaxing moment.
    Written December 26, 2023
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  • CFEIII
    Center, TX5,613 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Always great to spend the mornings walking the wall of the city! It is easy to get your day’s exercise and you have a glimpse of the architecture, the Caribbean, the marina, San Felipe castle. Definitely the best way to see and experience Cartagena.
    Written May 25, 2024
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  • Ernest Joachim K
    47 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    After we finished our morning tour of the Iquazu Falls, we didn't know what else to do. Our tour guide suggested this wonderful bird park, and we are delighted that he did. This is an awesome, huge park that every tourist who is in the area should visit. The family that founded this park did such a good deed by trying to preserve all of the precious birds from extinction! We spent three hours walking the trail, seeing the various birds and eating lunch. It was fantastic! The park is well laid out with several bathroom stops and small fast-food restaurants. After you see the falls, be sure to visit this wonderful attraction. You will be delighted!
    Written May 20, 2024
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  • Marcos_mmdo
    Sao Paulo, SP247 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a “must see” in Gramado. Very cool to see the details of the pictures and find some “easter eggs” included in the scenes, that brings fun to the journey.
    Don’t hesitate to take the local “newspaper” and participate of the play.
    The place is very crowded, important to buy the tickets before by internet to avoid long lines.
    Written December 26, 2023
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  • Virender Jamwal
    Gurugram (Gurgaon), India190 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It’s a huge park with variety of plants and flowers, has a small restaurant inside. Best way to go there is using the city tour bus which charges minimal for 24 hour pass.
    Written January 26, 2024
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