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BUENOS AIRES

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Buenos Aires , officially Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, is the capital and largest city of Argentina. The city is located on the western shore of the estuary of the Río de la Plata, on the South American continent's southeastern coast. "Buenos Aires" can be translated as "fair winds" or "good airs", but the former was the meaning intended by the founders in the 16th century, by the use of the original name "Real de Nuestra Señora Santa María del Buen Ayre", named after the Madonna of Bonaria in Sardinia. The Greater Buenos Aires conurbation, which also includes several Buenos Aires Province districts, constitutes the fifth-most populous metropolitan area in the Americas, with a population of around 15.6 million.The city of Buenos Aires is neither part of Buenos Aires Province nor the Province's capital; rather, it is an autonomous district.

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Obelisco, Buenos Aires

Obelisco

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Caminito, Buenos Aires

Caminito

 38   51
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Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires

Teatro Colón

 35   16
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Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires

Recoleta Cemetery

 60   61
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Palacio Barolo, Buenos Aires

Palacio Barolo

 5   3
Buenos Aires Destination Guide

CHILE

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Located on the narrow South American edge, Chile boasts a Pacific coastline spanning over 6,000 km. Often described as the Switzerland of the south, Chile is a slice of heaven for nature lovers. The country's remote location makes it less frequently visited by tourists, which is why its beauty is unspoiled. 

Santiago, the capital of Chile, is a bustling metropolis with an active nightlife, fancy eateries, tourist hotspots, and art galleries. Not only that, Chile is one of the few countries worldwide that produces its own wine. Take the biking wine tour of Chile and sample it all. From Elqui Valley...

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Andes, Chile

Andes

 475   94
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Santiago, Chile

Santiago

 1961   191
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Arica, Chile

Arica

 197   46
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Patagonia, Chile

Patagonia

 1033   148
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Marble Caves, Chile

Marble Caves

 226   15
Chile Destination Guide

ARGENTINA

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Argentina is the third most populous South American country, with a majority of Spanish speakers. From the spectacular waterfalls, exciting festivals, cheerful people to distinct geography, Argentina has numerous reasons for thousands of tourists visiting every year. The country is blessed with both natural and artificial beauty, with the diverse topography adding a touch of magnificence. 

The multi-colored valley of the Quebrada de Humahuaca is one of the most spectacular sights you'll get to witness, the rise and fall of the landscape with lush, green peaks on either side. The rainbow-striped and wind-moulded passages offer a unique pathway used by people...

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires

 1921   14
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Beagle Channel, Argentina

Beagle Channel

 82   27
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Catedral Metropolitana De Buenos Aires, Argentina

Catedral Metropolitana De Buenos Aires

 0   6
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Nahuel Huapi Lake, Argentina

Nahuel Huapi Lake

 16   41
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Mendoza, Argentina

Mendoza

 534   151
Argentina Destination Guide

COLOMBIA

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Columbia is a country of vast unspoiled terrains and rich biodiversity. While Columbia was previously not entirely suitable for tourists, the social and political landscape has changed significantly, and for the better. The South American state has much to offer its visitors, with its vibrant culture providing a welcome change from the monotony of daily life. 

 Colombia is famous for its wide array of dance styles. The unique musical mixes with signature dances are representative of Colombian culture and heritage. The diverse music styles, rhythms, and dances are symbolic of the areas of their origin. Colombia has more than 30 typical...

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Valle Del Cauca, Colombia

Valle Del Cauca

 232   21
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Choco, Colombia

Choco

 212   20
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Bolivar, Colombia

Bolivar

 248   13
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Amazonas, Colombia

Amazonas

 99   20
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Bogota, Colombia

Bogota

 1209   1
Colombia Destination Guide

RIO DE JANEIRO

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Rio de Janeiro , or simply Rio, is anchor to the Rio de Janeiro metropolitan area and the second-most populous municipality in Brazil and the sixth-most populous in the Americas. Rio de Janeiro is the capital of the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's third-most populous state, after São Paulo and Minas Gerais. Part of the city has been designated as a World Heritage Site, named "Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea", by UNESCO on 1 July 2012 as a Cultural Landscape.Founded in 1565 by the Portuguese, the city was initially the seat of the Captaincy of Rio de Janeiro, a domain of the Portuguese Empire. Later, in 1763, it became the capital of the State of Brazil, a state of the Portuguese Empire.

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Guanabara Bay, Rio De Janeiro

Guanabara Bay

 48   50
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Tijuca National Park, Rio De Janeiro

Tijuca National Park

 7   39
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Escadaria Selarón, Rio De Janeiro

Escadaria Selarón

 13   23
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Copacabana Beach, Rio De Janeiro

Copacabana Beach

 235   76
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Sugarloaf Mountain, Rio De Janeiro

Sugarloaf Mountain

 84   108
Rio De Janeiro Destination Guide

BOGOTA

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Bogotá, officially Bogotá, Distrito Capital, abbreviated Bogotá, D.C., and formerly known as Santa Fe de Bogotá during the time of the colony and between 1991 and 2000, is the capital and largest city of Colombia, administered as the Capital District, as well as the capital of the department of Cundinamarca. Bogotá is a territorial entity of the first order, with the same administrative status as the departments of Colombia. It is the political, economic, administrative and industrial center of the country. Bogotá was founded as the capital of the New Kingdom of Granada on 6 August 1538, by Spanish conquistador Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada after a harsh expedition into the Andes conquering the Muisca.

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Bogotá, Bogota

Bogotá

 604   72
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Monserrate, Bogota

Monserrate

 115   114
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Gold Museum, Bogota

Gold Museum

 56   45
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El Dorado, Bogota

El Dorado

 66   50
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La Candelaria, Bogota

La Candelaria

 62   233
Bogota Destination Guide

NICARAGUA

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Nicaragua , officially the Republic of Nicaragua , is the largest country in the Central American isthmus, bordered by Honduras to the northwest, the Caribbean to the east, Costa Rica to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the southwest. Managua is the country's capital and largest city and is also the third-largest city in Central America, behind Tegucigalpa and Guatemala City. The multi-ethnic population of six million includes people of indigenous, European, African, and Asian heritage. The main language is Spanish.

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Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua

Lake Nicaragua

 160   122
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Little Corn Island, Nicaragua

Little Corn Island

 79   45
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Mombacho, Nicaragua

Mombacho

 25   40
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San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua

San Juan Del Sur

 167   93
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Playa Maderas, Nicaragua

Playa Maderas

 17   12
Nicaragua Destination Guide

MONTEVIDEO

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Montevideo is the capital and largest city of Uruguay. According to the 2011 census, the city proper has a population of 1,319,108 in an area of 201 square kilometres . The southernmost capital city in the Americas, Montevideo is situated on the southern coast of the country, on the northeastern bank of the Río de la Plata. The city was established in 1724 by a Spanish soldier, Bruno Mauricio de Zabala, as a strategic move amidst the Spanish-Portuguese dispute over the platine region.

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Museo Andes 1972, Montevideo

Museo Andes 1972

 0   9
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Palacio Salvo, Montevideo

Palacio Salvo

 7   5
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Palacio Legislativo, Montevideo

Palacio Legislativo

 2   1
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Casa De Fructuoso Rivera | Museo Historico Nacional, Montevideo

Casa De Fructuoso Rivera | Museo Historico Nacional

 0   0
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Museo De Historia Del Arte, Montevideo

Museo De Historia Del Arte

 0   0
Montevideo Destination Guide

BRAZIL

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Brazil is the largest country in South America and boasts a dazzling array of landscapes. From lush rainforests to sunny beaches, there’s no shortage of natural sights to see in Brazil. In addition, its history as a Portuguese colony also makes it a great place to visit for history buffs. 

The Cristo Redentor in Rio De Janeiro is a splendid work of art that many people from all over the world know Brazil for. It is part of the Tijuca National Park, which is a sight to see in its own right. 

The Chapada Diamantina, the Chapada dos Veadeiros and Serra dos...

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Brasilia, Brazil

Brasilia

 552   54
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Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Rio De Janeiro

 605   139
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Niterói, Brazil

Niterói

 99   12
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Pedra Branca, Brazil

Pedra Branca

 14   2
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Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Belo Horizonte

 627   18
Brazil Destination Guide

VENEZUELA

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Leisure Activity

Venezuela, is a country on the northern coast of South America, consisting of a continental landmass and many small islands and islets in the Caribbean Sea. It has a territorial extension of 916,445 km2 and the population of Venezuela was estimated at 28 million in 2019. The capital and largest urban agglomeration is the city of Caracas. The continental territory is bordered on the north by the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, on the west by Colombia, Brazil on the south, Trinidad and Tobago to the north-east and on the east by Guyana.

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Angel Falls, Venezuela

Angel Falls

 129   8
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Bolívar, Venezuela

Bolívar

 346   12
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Caracas, Venezuela

Caracas

 845   44
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Orinoco, Venezuela

Orinoco

 156   12
  5.  
Merida, Venezuela

Merida

 147   54
Venezuela Destination Guide