10 Must Visit South American Destinations

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DirectRooms.com, one of the leading independent hotel booking comparison sites, has selected the top 10 must visit destinations in South America.

South of the equator is summer time in South America and great deals can be found while exploring some of the continent’s unique treasures.

Quito, Ecuador            Rooms from US$ 42 per night

Nestled amongst snowcapped mountains and volcanos and at an elevation of over 9,000 feet, it is a stunning colonial capital city with welcoming charm. Explore the many nearby Indian villages and markets and spend the day at the equator, the middle of the earth. Lunch at The Crater restaurant, built on the side of a volcano is a must.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil        Rooms from US$ 32 per night

Beat the crowds before the World Cup and frolic on Ipanema or Copacabana beaches while sipping potent Capinrinhas. Try one of the many all-you-can-eat steak houses called churrasquerias!    

Bariloche, Argentina        Rooms from US$ 47 per night

Known as the Switzerland of South America, with the Andes range in the background and on the Nahuel Huapi Lake, make this one of the most beautiful summertime destinations to visit. Bariloche is also famous for its chocolate!

Easter Island, Chile        Rooms from US$ 152 per night

The most isolated island in the world off the coast of Chile where the mysterious Ahu’s were sculptured some 1500 years ago and remain scattered across the island.

Cusco, Peru                     Rooms from US$ 52 per night

This is where most visitors begin their trip to Machu Picchu, a 2 ½ hour train ride from the Imperial capital city of Cusco and with a doubt the most famous archaeological destination in South America.

Patagonia, Argentina         Rooms from US$ 27 per night

Be one of the few to visit the “end of the world” as it is known in Argentina. A short distance from Patagonia is South America’s largest glacier, 35 miles long and 6 miles wide. It is reached by boat for a spectacular 2 ½ hour cruise of a lifetime.

Cartagena, Colombia        Rooms from US$ 43 per night

Back in 1589 Sir Francis Drake destroyed most of the city and made off with tons of gold. Today Cartagena’s colonial charm, great restaurants and beaches make it a top destination resort in South America.

Iguazu Falls, Brazil            Rooms from US$ 53 per night

Located at the borders of Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina, the Iguazu Falls consist of over 250 waterfalls and one of the planet’s most spectacular sights. Take a side trip to the second largest dam in the world, the Itaipu. One of the modern marvels of the world that took 8 years to build.

Iquitos, Peru                 Rooms from US$ 66 per night

Explore the origins of the Amazon River at the frontier river city of Iquitos reached only by airplane or boat. It was one of the richest cities in the world a century ago thanks to the discovery of the rubber trees. Some stately mansions remain but today Iquitos is for the true adventurer.

Buenos Aires, Argentina        Rooms from US$ 38 per night

European charm, fabulous restaurants and Argentine wines at bargain prices. A tango show after dinner is the perfect way to end the evening that makes this city a dream visit.

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