South America including Argentina, Peru and Equador are full of exciting things for everyone of all ages. If you are looking for a cultural experience, from historical sites to the adventure of the amazon jungle, visiting an island filled with penguins, or sipping wine in the countryside South America offers it all. Here are the top countries to visit all year round.
Argentina is more than good food, wine and cowboys, but who really needs more than that? Argentina spans over several different regions in South America with diverse climates and so much to do. Buenos Aires is the buzzing capital, also called the “Paris of South America” known for its great theatre, cuisine, and rich culture. Enjoy a walk through the colorful buildings of Recoleta, or take in a performance of the Tango, Argentinas beautiful dance.
One of the best sites to see in Argentina is Iguazu falls, which borders Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil. Iguazu falls boasts over 250 waterfalls and is over three times the size of Niagara Falls. See our tours to Argentina now.
For the adventure enthusiasts, Patagonia is a dream come true. Patagonia is home to some of the best hiking scenery in the world. Use El Chalten as a basepoint to explore the area filled with trails, forests, waterfalls, and more. And make sure to visit Los Glaciares, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Argentina’s largest National Park with over 48 beautiful glaciers.
If you love animals, Patagonia also has the best wildlife including Alpacas, Whales, and Condors and even an island filled with adorable penguins.
For wine lovers, Argentina is the place to visit. Along the Andes from Mendoza to Salta are some of the finest wineries in the world and the various altitudes produce the best Malbecs and Torrentes. You can take your wine expertise to the next level and even stay in a wine lodge.
With over one million visitors to Machu Picchu alone, Peru is one of the most visited places in South America. Explore the “Lost City of the Incas,” the Sacred Valley and traditional sites such as the world renowned weavers of Chinchero and the colorful Pisac Market. Cusco is a year round family oriented adventure destination.
Aside from the Incan ruins, Peru has much more to explore. You can take one of the highest train routes in the world to Puno, which is on the shores of Lake Titicaca, the world’s highest navigable lake. You can take in amazing views of the Lake and even explore the life of island inhabitants on the lake who made an entire island out of reeds. See our tours to Peru now.
If you are a foodie you need to visit Peru’s capital, Lima. Lima is one of the most fresh unique culinary destinations to experience right now. The Asian-Peruvian fusion cuisine is something to write home about. With dishes such as Ceviche and drinks like the pisco sour you don’t want to miss it a visit to Lima. If you are looking for more adventure take a jungle cruise on the river in the amazon and spot monkeys, parrots and even pink dolphins!
Ecuador is a beautiful country to visit all year round. It straddles the equator and offers great weather all year. Quito, the country’s capital sits right on the equator and there is a “Middle of the World,” monument where you can straddle both the Northern and Southern hemisphere at the same time.
The Galapagos islands are the main attraction of Ecuador. They are a great family destination bursting with unique wildlife, beautiful volcanoes, and turquoise blue waters. There are giant tortoises, marine iguanas, and blue footed boobies! Divers and snorkelers can see a variety of marine life and even swim with sharks and manta rays. See our tours to Ecuador now.
A trip to the Galapagos is easy from Quito, and an amazing family friendly destination you can visit all year round. South of Quito towards Cuenca, the city of Eternal Spring, is the “Avenue of the Volcanoes,” a site to see with over 20 volcanoes. You can also visit hot springs, cloud forests, and see thousands of butterflies! Ecuador is a prime destination for people of all ages with an array of activities and culture to make everyone happy.