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The Top 4 Places to see in South America

by Whiteshark Media White Shark Media

What do you plan on doing for your next vacation? How about hiking the Inca Trail in Peru and seeing the ancient city of Machu Picchu? Maybe you would like to head to the Galápagos Islands’ and observe some of the world’s most amazing wildlife, like blue-footed boobies, frigate birds, sea lions, and giant tortoises. Perhaps trekking along the Chilean Coast is more your vacation style, as long as you finish by sampling the vintages in Chile’s beautiful wine country. There's so much to do and see in South America, it's nearly impossible to narrow it down. Below are some of the most popular trip destinations to help you decide:

 

#1 Machu Picchu Trip. Machu Picchu is arguably the most recognizable and most well known attraction in South America. You don't want to just fly to Peru and show up, though. It's a much better idea to book one of the best Machu Picchu tours. This way, you'll have everything you need included for the duration of your time in the area, including meals and a bilingual tour guide. If you book a longer, luxury trip you can even take a few train rides and have a personal chef!

 

#2 Hike the Inca Trail. One of the most popular ways to get to Machu Picchu is via the Inca Trail. This ancient trek is a challenge, but pretty doable if you are in decent shape. It is not recommended to attempt the Inca Trail without any training. Machu Picchu is 7,972 ft above sea level, so many seasoned travelers avoid the effects of altitude sickness by spending a few days in Cusco before the trek. It is worth it, because this is considered by many to be one of the top treks in the world. It is a spectacular experience! You will literally tread in the footsteps of the ancient Inca people.

 

#3 Have a Beach Day in Rio. Rio is a top "must see" destination for many traveling to South America. The large seaside city in Brazil is known for fun festivals and a gorgeous beach. Rio is definitely a place best visited on a tour because it can be dangerous. The beaches are beautiful, and so are the weather and the people!

 

#4 Take a boat ride to the Galapagos Islands. The Galapagos are without a doubt one of the most fascinating destinations on our planet due to its unique wildlife. These islands are best visited via small ship cruise. The Galapagos Islands share 54 land visitor sites, plus 62 scuba-diving or snorkeling sites. Tours are limited and only small guided groups are allowed to visit the sites in two to four hour segments. This makes it very exclusive!

 

Take your time! When you visit South America, plan to spend a few weeks or more on your trip. If that isn't possible, you will want to check a few of your most desired destinations off your list this time and plan to come back again very soon. Take a Machu Picchu trip the first time, arriving by hiking the Inca Trail, and hopefully come back for another trip that includes laying on the beach in Rio. There's so much to do and see in South America!

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