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The Best Things to Do in South America

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World heritage site · Historic Site
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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
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World heritage site · Waterfall
Iguazu Falls , Foz do Iguacu
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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
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World heritage site · Geologic Formation
Perito Moreno Glacier , Los Glaciares National Park
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Enjoy breathtaking views of some of the world's most spectacular ice fields at Perito Moreno Glacier. The expansive national park, which shar
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Iguazu Falls , Iguazu National Park
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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
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An elegant 38-meter (125 ft) Art Deco statue constructed in 1931, Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer was once only accessible by climbing hundre
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South America

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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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