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MOST POPULAR DESTINATIONS IN SOUTH AMERICA IN 2021

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CHILE
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 5550     3246     679     221
Natural Beauty
Chile , officially the Republic of Chile , is a country in western South America. It occupies a long, narrow strip of land between the Andes to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Chile covers an area of 756,096 square kilometres and has a population of 17.5 million as of 2017. The capital and largest city is Santiago and the national language is Spanish. Wikipedia
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Andes, Chile
Andes
 264   95
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Easter Island, Chile
Easter Island
 154   86
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Patagonia, Chile
Patagonia
 548   146
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Atacama Desert, Chile
Atacama Desert
 263   101
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Marble Caves, Chile
Marble Caves
 134   7
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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. Wikipedia
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Obelisco, Buenos Aires
Obelisco
 4   116
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Caminito, Buenos Aires
Caminito
 18   28
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Patagonia, Buenos Aires
Patagonia
 50   190
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La Boca, Buenos Aires
La Boca
 45   86
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San Telmo, Buenos Aires
San Telmo
 64   74
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ARGENTINA
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Cultural TourismNatural Beauty
Argentina, is a country located mostly in the southern half of South America. Sharing the bulk of the Southern Cone with Chile to the west, the country is also bordered by Bolivia and Paraguay to the north, Brazil to the northeast, Uruguay and the South Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Drake Passage to the south. With a mainland area of 2,780,400 km2, Argentina is the eighth-largest country in the world, the fourth largest in the Americas, the second largest in South America after Brazil, and the largest Spanish-speaking nation by area. The sovereign state is subdivided into twenty-three provinces (Spanish: provincias, singular provincia) and one autonomous city (ciudad autónoma), Buenos Aires, which is the federal capital of the nation (Spanish: Capital Federal) as decided by Congress. Wikipedia
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Andes, Argentina
Andes
 228   48
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Beagle Channel, Argentina
Beagle Channel
 42   26
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Nahuel Huapi Lake, Argentina
Nahuel Huapi Lake
 7   37
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Fitz Roy, Argentina
Fitz Roy
 210   9
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Southern Patagonian Ice Field, Argentina
Southern Patagonian Ice Field
 12   11
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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. Wikipedia
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Guanabara Bay, Rio De Janeiro
Guanabara Bay
 16   35
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Copacabana, Rio De Janeiro
Copacabana
 235   63
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Copacabana Beach, Rio De Janeiro
Copacabana Beach
 120   52
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Christ The Redeemer, Rio De Janeiro
Christ The Redeemer
 223   53
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Escadaria Selarón, Rio De Janeiro
Escadaria Selarón
 4   18
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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. Wikipedia
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Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua
Lake Nicaragua
 70   82
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Little Corn Island, Nicaragua
Little Corn Island
 34   28
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Mombacho, Nicaragua
Mombacho
 12   29
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San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua
San Juan Del Sur
 66   64
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Playa Maderas, Nicaragua
Playa Maderas
 8   9
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COLOMBIA
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Food & EntertainmentNatural BeautyCultural Tourism

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
 100   22
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Amazonas, Colombia
Amazonas
 43   14
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Caribbean Region Of Colombia, Colombia
Caribbean Region Of Colombia
 7   200
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Caño Cristales, Colombia
Caño Cristales
 51   10
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Cocora Valley, Colombia
Cocora Valley
 27   93
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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. Wikipedia
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Monserrate, Bogota
Monserrate
 40   81
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Gold Museum, Bogota
Gold Museum
 21   27
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La Candelaria, Bogota
La Candelaria
 27   211
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El Dorado, Bogota
El Dorado
 3   27
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Casa, Bogota
Casa
 17   6
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SAO PAULO
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São Paulo is a municipality in the Southeast Region of Brazil. The metropolis is an alpha global city and the most populous city in Brazil, the Americas, the Western Hemisphere and the Southern Hemisphere. Additionally, São Paulo is the largest Portuguese-speaking city in the world. The municipality is also the world's 4th largest city proper by population. Wikipedia
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Ibirapuera Park, Sao Paulo
Ibirapuera Park
 8   35
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Avenida Paulista, Sao Paulo
Avenida Paulista
 21   35
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Vila Madalena, Sao Paulo
Vila Madalena
 10   8
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Parque Ibirapuera, Sao Paulo
Parque Ibirapuera
 2   1
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São Paulo Cathedral, Sao Paulo
São Paulo Cathedral
 1   6
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SANTIAGO
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Santiago, also known as Santiago de Chile, is the capital and largest city of Chile as well as one of the largest cities in the Americas. It is the center of Chile's most densely populated region, the Santiago Metropolitan Region, whose total population is 7 million, of which more than 6 million live in the city's continuous urban area. The city is entirely located in the country's central valley. Most of the city lies between 500–650 m (1,640–2,133 ft) above mean sea level. Wikipedia
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Costanera Center, Santiago
Costanera Center
 5   10
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La Chascona, Santiago
La Chascona
 2   20
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Santa Lucía, Santiago
Santa Lucía
 6   9
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Parque Forestal, Santiago
Parque Forestal
 0   9
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Baquedano, Santiago
Baquedano
 12   5
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BRAZIL
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Beaches & WaterfrontCultural TourismFood & Entertainment

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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Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Rio De Janeiro
 54   141
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Fortaleza, Brazil
Fortaleza
 489   6
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São Paulo, Brazil
São Paulo
 41   44
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Northeast Region, Brazil
Northeast Region
 29   36
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Amazon River, Brazil
Amazon River
 93   20
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