Home of the “greatest show on Earth”, Carnival is what attracts most people to Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Visit the infamous Copacabana Beach for some fun in the sun while playing volleyball, sunbathing, and stunting bikini thongs on the hot beach. After experiencing the sexiness of Brazil, it’s time to find out what the Copacabana neighborhood has to offer. International shopping, a vibrant nightlife and great concerts with random street bands is something for everyone to experience. Take the cable car to the Sugarloaf Mountain to see the spectacular views of the city. Christ The Redeemer statue is one of the 7 Wonders Of The World and you can take a trolley, cable car, or walk up to the statue if you choose. The Christ The Redeemer statue is astronomically big and boisterous with Jesus’ arms extended. This is usually the representation of Brazil that everyone see on pictures of Rio. The statue overlooks Rio with the best views in the city. Tourist can’t deny the friendliness and welcoming energy of Brazil, and that is why they continue to return to this ultimate South American vacation hotspot.
Bogota and Cartagena, Colombia
Bogota is a colonial city located about 8,000 feet in the mountains above sea level. This friendly place has plenty of tours to museums and cathedrals throughout the city. Bogota is home to one of the most unique public transportation bus systems in the world; Transmilenio. This bus system operates similar to a train system. After riding the bus, you can catch a ride in a cable car up to the mountains overlooking this environmentalist city. Bogota has a No Car Day where only bicycles are allowed on the road. This beautiful heterogeneous cultural city is one of the best places in South America.
The city of Cartagena is considered the “Miami of Colombia”. There are many 5-star luxury hotels located near the beautiful beaches. Cartagena’s historic center is labeled a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This city is well-preserved with a colonial old town and brightly colored buildings. Exquisite city walls and narrow streets surround the city’s center. Cartagena has some of the tastiest food in Colombia, and the city itself has a romantic vibe to it. With a relaxing Caribbean feel and lots cultural events to enjoy, Cartagena is a colorful city offering a lot of history from early Spanish settlers.
The Amazon Rainforest Tri-border of Leticia Colombia, Tabatinga Brazil, and Santa Rosa Peru
Known as “Triple Frontier”, this tri-border of Leticia Colombia, Tabatinga Brazil, and Santa Rosa Peru is a must visit. This place is a real gem to the experienced traveler who knows about it. Located in the center of the Amazon Rainforest, this is usually the starting point of adventure travel for nature enthusiasts. There are public ferries that sail the Amazon River daily and you can experience this for a very affordable price. If you take the slow ferries, they may take about a week or so to reach your destination. But if you were to take the fast ferry, you would get to your destination in days. Whichever option you choose, you will not miss the chance to bask in the raw amazement of nature. If you want to explore the Amazon Rainforest intimately, backpacking and hiking is your best option. Avianca and LAN airlines fly regularly to Leticia from Bogota. You can visit each country’s border city without going through immigration. But if you decide to travel beyond these border points, you need to get the proper documentation before leaving your original city.
Machu Picchu, Cusco, Peru
The ancient ruins of Machu Picchu is a must-see. At one point in time, this place was dominated by the Mayan civilization. This place offers a lot of history, spiritualism, and physical activities for the thrill-seeking tourist. Machu Picchu can be a very good vacation spot for you and your family. They will learn a lot about ancient Indian culture and history. Imagine the lush greenery rolling over the vast mountainous canyons while taking your breath away. This will give you time to connect with the city. When the rain mist blankets the top of the mountains, it will feel like you’re connecting with the Mayan ancestors. This is the best place to learn about one of the earliest ancient civilizations in the world. You can arrange tours to hike up to Machu Picchu along the Inca trail from the main city of Cusco. picture