The world’s biggest rainforest and the largest river (Amazon), the highest mountain range outside Asia (the Andes), remote islands (Galapagos Islands, Easter Island and Fernando de Noronha), heavenly beaches (such as in Brazil’s Northeastern region), wide deserts (Atacama), icy landscapes (Patagonia & Tierra del Fuego), the world’s tallest waterfall (the 979m Angel Falls, in Venezuela) and one of the largest (Iguaçu Falls, Argentina and Brazil), as well as several other breathtaking natural attractions.
Nestled between the Caribbean, the South Pacific, and the South Atlantic Oceans, South America is the wilder of the Americas, and a continent of superlatives.
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Planning a Trip
Contents1 Visas2 Money3 General Tips3.1 Talk to other people who have done a similar trip.3.2 Plan big and loose. Read everything you can about the area.3.3 Set up a pre-trip time-line so you don’t end up with a full todo list your last week of work or school.3.4 The longer the trip, the lighter you should pack. This might seem strange, but …
A perfect city for exploring on foot with a shop around every corner. Much of the inner city can be walked without trouble, however, in parts walking include crowds, uneven streets, heavy traffic, and skinny sidewalks. If that’s a problem, there are plenty of taxi’s to ride in and scooters to rent. How to Travel Subway – The metro is the …
History & Culture
Early History Home to years of history, which stretched far and wide. Due to the characteristic weather, the earliest explorers completely bypassed the area. The first settlement in the area was founded 1770 as a mission community. In addition to the mission, a military fort was built. Upon gaining independence, the area grew quickly. The old system gradually came to …
Take a look at each of our stunning locations and imagine yourself there: Contents1 Lakes and Mountains2 Beautiful Beaches3 Country Life4 Where to Start Lakes and Mountains Stay in our four star lakeside accommodation, whether you choose one of our log chalets or a contemporary apartment, you will look over stunning views of the valley. Perhaps go for a gentle …
Quick Tips Banks – Open Monday to Friday 9am to 2pm. Some banks are closed for lunch. Emergencies – For police, dial a local phone number; for ambulance call a hospital. Internet Access – Wifi is standard in most hotels and free in many coffee shops. Mail – Buy stamps at the Post Office. Convenient post offices are located all cities. Most are open …
Discover the Djenne Mosque, the largest mud structure in the world, in Mali. Photograph: Robert Van Der Hilst/Getty Images Contents0.1 Asia0.2 1. Mountain biking, Cappadocia, Turkey0.3 2. Climbing Mount Ramelau, East Timor1 Sign up to The Flyer: weekly travel inspiration, emailed direct to you1.1 3. Frozen river trek, India1.2 4. Horse riding, Georgia1.3 5. Jungles of Papua New Guinea1.4 6. …Continue reading
It can be done. I left home at the age of 21, with my 3 day old teaching degree, a backpack, and only a few thousand dollars. (If I can be honest with you, that money wasn’t even mine, it came from the bank – I don’t recommend you do this btw). I’ve been travelling ever since. I have created …Continue reading
For ski travelers, the perfect ski day is one that you will remember forever. That is why you need to prepare adequately before embarking on your journey. When you are planning such trip, ensuring you are well informed on all documentation requirements and making sure everything is in order is very important. Planning a perfect ski holiday needs a lot …Continue reading