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The Best Things to Do in South America

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Things to do in South America

World heritage site · Historic Site
Explore the ruins of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, a 15th-century Incan community perched 2,430 m (7,970 ft) above sea level, on a mou
Tours from $6
Iguazu Falls , Iguazu National Park
At Iguazu Falls, on the border between Argentina and Brazil, experience the raw power of the Iguazu River as it tumbles off the Paraná Platea
Tours from $22
World heritage site · Waterfall
Iguazu Falls , Foz do Iguacu
From miles away, you'll see mist rising up as the water from Iguazu Falls plunges a height of up to 90 m (295 ft). This total of 275 waterfal
Tours from $35
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Duration: 3 to 5 hours
If you are looking for an adventure on your way to Machu Picchu at an unbeatable price, on a train with all the onboard comfort, the PeruRail Expedition train has just what you need.The train cars of the PeruRail Expedition train are steeped in the designs of Incan culture, the perfect way to start your trip to the Machu Picchu citadel. The PeruRail Expedition gives you the chance to take in the unbelievable scenery and take incredible panoramic pictures of a journey unlike any other.You will be waited on by a highly-trained staff member for the duration of your trip. You can find the catalogue here. Departures are scheduled everyday, with a variety of schedules and frequencies.
Book on Viator from $69
World heritage site · Geologic Formation
Perito Moreno Glacier , Los Glaciares National Park
Enjoy breathtaking views of some of the world's most spectacular ice fields at Perito Moreno Glacier. The expansive national park, which shar
Tours from $73
Sacsayhuaman , Cusco
Marvel at the walls of Sacsayhuaman, an ancient fortified complex constructed of huge, megalithic stones. Although the wildly varying shapes
Tours from $15

Recommended South America tours

South America

Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Beaches
Home to the world's largest rainforest, highest waterfall, driest desert, and the ruins of one of the largest 15th-century empires, South America offers a plethora of travel options. Things to do in South America range from traversing the moonscape terrain of Valle de la Muerte to hiking the immense, ice blue cliff of Perito Moreno Glacier. Tourist from all around the globe come to the continent to explore the ruins of Machu Picchu, soak up the sights of thundering Iguazu Falls, and lounge on the warm sand of Praia de Ipanema. Savvy travelers find ways to explore some of South America's hidden gems, such as the tropical paradise of Baia dos Porcos or the iconic peaks of Cerro Fitz Roy, popular among climbers.

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Places to visit in South America

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