I've added a selection of superb South American Travel Sites to my website for you to view at your leisure. I am continually receiving link exchange requests from this beautiful part of the world. Hence, these individual travel sites are from people like myself who have a love of travel and who would also love to tell you some of their often very fascinating stories. See the links below.
The reason I have chosen these particular sites is that they are all travel-related sites written by real people for real people and because I would like to keep my site practical, you'll not find any commercial sites here.
I shall be adding more interesting South American travel information sites as and when I can find them so please do stay in touch. If you should have any exclusive travel adventure stories yourself from around South America that you would love to share with me, then you will most certainly have a deserving spot here.
South America is one continent I have yet to visit, and more specifically, I would love to go to Peru and see the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu high up in the Andes mountains. One other exciting site off the beaten track that I have always dreamt about is Easter Island situated in the southeastern Pacific Ocean.
The Island was discovered in 1722 on Easter Sunday by the Dutch explorer Jacob Roggeveen. The Rapa-Nui people inhabit this Island, and more importantly, it is here where you will find the famous statues called Moai.
Inca Peru Culture - Discover Peru Discover Peru and its rich history, ancient Inca civilization, Machu Picchu, Andes Mountains and travel information.
Inside Peru - If you've never been to Peru, well you've just got to see it, to believe it! Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, and the Amazon Jungle. Plus hundreds of lesser-known but awe-inspiring sights. We know that Peru has to be one of the most fabulous South American Travel destinations.
A must-see if you are visiting this part of South America is the waterfalls of the Iguazu River. The falls are on the border between the Brazilian state of Paraná and the Argentine province of Misiones. These spectacular falls divide the river into the upper and lower Iguazu. There are several mysterious theories as to the nature of how the falls initially materialised.
Some say that a savagely fierce snake lived in the river and to calm its ferocity; aborigines would sacrifice a woman every year as an offering. At some point within the legend, a brave aborigine kidnapped a woman about to receive her last rites and saved her by escaping through the water. The angered snake then curved its body and divided the river forming cataracts, thus separating the woman and the braveheart.
What happened next is anyone's guess.
Another legend says that a god planned to marry a beautiful aborigine named Naipí, who then fled with her lover Tarobá in a canoe and with rage, the god cut the river thus creating the waterfalls, and so condemning the lovers to an eternal fall.
I'm sure that when I say Rio de Janeiro in Brazil is a South American travel destination, many of us may have only seen in our dreams. I am equally sure that we would very much like these dreams to become a reality.
Of course, my main dream event would be attending the 4-day Rio Carnival celebration held in February every year when Cariocas are at their best. Cariocas is a Portuguese word meaning native or inhabitant of Rio de Janeiro.
These festivities attract thousands of people from all corners of the world. I haven't been here yet. Did you know that the first accounts of the Carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro date back to 1723? I'm sure there are much more beautiful attractions in Brazil.
Rio de Janeiro Travel Information We provide travel information and advice for the best beaches, accommodations, restaurants, sightseeing, and entertainment available in Rio de Janeiro today. We also share "Insider's Information" about the Ipanema and Copacabana Beach neighbourhoods.
Did you know that Fernando Botero is Colombia's most famous artist born in April 1932 in Medellin and it is here where you will find the Botero Museum? His works include mostly still-life and landscapes, but he also produces some very unusual statuettes.
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