60 days in South America Itinerary

60 days in South America Itinerary

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Asuncion, Paraguay
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Montevideo, Uruguay
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Santiago, Chile
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La Paz, Bolivia
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Cusco, Peru
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Lima, Peru
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Quito, Ecuador
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Bogota, Colombia
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Cartagena, Colombia
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Canaima National Park, Venezuela
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Georgetown, Guyana
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Paramaribo, Suriname
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

— 6 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Rio de Janeiro is known for beaches, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Grumari, appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, and admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro online sightseeing planner.

London, UK to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Brasilia Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from London in February, expect Rio de Janeiro to be much warmer, temps between 38°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 3 — 9:

Sao Paulo, Brazil

— 3 nights

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Sao Paulo is known for museums, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Parque Ibirapuera, examine the collection at Museu De Arte Sacra De Sao Paulo, pick up some local products at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo, and explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sao Paulo trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in February, expect Sao Paulo to be little chillier, temps between 34°C and 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Asuncion.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 12:

Asuncion, Paraguay

— 3 nights

Mother of Cities

Paraguay's capital and economic center, Asuncion ranks among the youngest cities on the continent, with more than half of its residents under 30 years of age.
Venture out of the city with trips to San Bernardino (Aventura Xtrema & Lago Ypacarai). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Casa de la Independencia, explore the world behind art at Museo Etnografico Andres Barbero, appreciate the history behind The National Pantheon of Heroes and Oratory of the Virgin Our Lady Saint Mary of the Asuncion, and ponder the world of politics at Palacio de López.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Asuncion road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Sao Paulo to Asuncion takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sao Paulo to Asuncion due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sao Paulo in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Asuncion: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Montevideo.

Things to do in Asuncion

Museums · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

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Find places to stay Feb 12 — 15:

Montevideo, Uruguay

— 4 nights
With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Montevideo: Punta Ballena (Mirador Punta Ballena & Museo – Taller de Casapueblo). There's much more to do: make a trip to Plaza Independencia, admire the masterpieces at Palacio Taranco, go for a walk through Rambla de Montevideo, and go all around town with The Wine Experience.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Montevideo road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Asuncion to Montevideo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Asuncion to Montevideo is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Asuncion in February: high temperatures in Montevideo hover around 32°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Montevideo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries

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Find places to stay Feb 15 — 19:

Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 6 nights

Queen of La Plata

Cultural capital of South America, Buenos Aires remains one of the largest cities on the continent, serving as a point of departure for exploring the rest of the country.
Buenos Aires is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta, take in the history at Plaza de Mayo, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, and get a taste of the local shopping with Palermo.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires road trip planning website.

Fly from Montevideo to Buenos Aires in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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Find places to stay Feb 19 — 25:

Santiago, Chile

— 6 nights

City of the Island Hills

Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santiago: Region IX Ltd (in Villarrica), River Rafting & Tubing (in San Jose de Maipo) and Concha y Toro (in Pirque). There's much more to do: walk around Cerro Santa Lucia, browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Mercado Central), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, and visit Barrio Bellavista.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Santiago trip planner.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Santiago in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Argentina Standard Time (ART) to Chile Standard Time (CLT) is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Wineries

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Find places to stay Feb 25 — Mar 3:

La Paz, Bolivia

— 2 nights

City that Touches the Sky

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Valley of the Moon and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de San Francisco, make a trip to Mercado de Las Brujas, and then examine the collection at Museo de Textiles Andinos Bolivianos.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the La Paz trip planner.

You can fly from Santiago to La Paz in 7 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in La Paz

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 3 — 5:

Cusco, Peru

— 4 nights

Imperial City

Capital of the Inca Empire for three centuries, World Heritage-listed Cusco is now a major tourist destination, drawing nearly 2 million annual tourists with its well-preserved colonial architecture and proximity to Machu Picchu.
Venture out of the city with trips to Maras (Salinas de Maras & Moray). On the 7th (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, get engrossed in the history at Museo Inka, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Qorikancha, and admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cusco trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from La Paz to Cusco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Bolivia Time to Peru Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from La Paz in March: high temperatures in Cusco hover around 23°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Lima.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Nature

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Find places to stay Mar 5 — 9:

Lima, Peru

— 3 nights

City of the Kings

Founded in 1535 by Spanish explorer Francisco Pizarro, Lima represents an interesting blend of modern attractions and preserved colonial architecture, much of it clustered in the World Heritage-listed city center.
Lima is known for museums, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, walk around Circuito Magico Del Agua, explore the ancient world of Huaca Pucllana, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Lima online day trip planner.

You can fly from Cusco to Lima in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cusco, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Lima, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Quito.

Things to do in Lima

Find places to stay Mar 9 — 12:

Quito, Ecuador

— 5 nights

Light of America

High in the Andean foothills, Quito remains one of the world's most photogenic capital cities, featuring two dramatic mountain ranges as its backdrop.
Explore Quito's surroundings by going to Cascada de Peguche (in Peguche) and Cuicocha (in Cotacachi). On the 13th (Sat), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, find something for the whole family at Nayon Xtreme Valley, explore the world behind art at Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Quito, and admire the striking features of Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Quito online trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Lima to Quito in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Lima in March; daily highs in Quito reach 24°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Quito

Tours · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 12 — 17:

Bogota, Colombia

— 3 nights

Athens of South America

Colombia's heart and soul, Bogota has earned the nickname "Athens of South America" thanks to its abundance of universities, libraries, and lower-level schools.
Bogota is known for museums, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), take in the awesome beauty at Monserrate, contemplate the long history of Bolivar Square, and explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bogota trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Quito to Bogota by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Quito in March, Bogota is slightly colder at night with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums · Tours · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 20:

Cartagena, Colombia

— 2 nights

City of Heroes

The site of the continent's first Spanish colony, Cartagena retains much of its colonial flavor thanks to a World Heritage-listed old town, encircled by old walls and protected by imposing fortresses.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): contemplate the long history of Walled City of Cartagena, don't miss a visit to Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, and then meet the residents at Oceanario.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cartagena itinerary maker.

Getting from Bogota to Cartagena by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, Cartagena is warmer than Bogota - with highs of 37°C and lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Canaima National Park.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 20 — 22:

Canaima National Park, Venezuela

— 5 nights
One of the largest national parks in the world, Canaima National Park encompasses 30,000 sq km (12 sq mi) of distinct landscapes, varied wildlife, and the world's highest waterfalls.
Canaima National Park is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Aponguao, contemplate the waterfront views at Sorowapo, and take in the dramatic natural features at Salto Kawi.

To find out how to plan a trip to Canaima National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Cartagena to Canaima National Park with the Route module. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Georgetown.

Things to do in Canaima National Park

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 27:

Georgetown, Guyana

— 3 nights

Garden City of the Caribbean

Guyana's capital and main urban area, Georgetown represents the starting point for many visits to the country.
Georgetown is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of St. George's Cathedral, ponder the world of politics at Parliament Bldg, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and pause for some photo ops at The Non Aligned Monumnet.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Georgetown online road trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Canaima National Park to Georgetown with the Route module. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Canaima National Park to Georgetown due to the time zone difference. In March, daily temperatures in Georgetown can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Paramaribo.

Things to do in Georgetown

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Spas
Find places to stay Mar 27 — 30:

Paramaribo, Suriname

— 4 nights

Wooden City

With the chance to visit a World Heritage-listed inner city, tours of Paramaribo remain among the most culturally enriching things tourists can do in Suriname.
Spend the 31st (Wed) in the pleasant surroundings of Tafelberg Nature Preserve. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Peter and Paul Basilica, make a trip to Neveh Shalom Jewish Synagogue, admire the landmark architecture of Dutch reformed church, and walk around Palmentuin.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Paramaribo trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Georgetown to Paramaribo in 5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Georgetown to Paramaribo is 1 hour. In March, daytime highs in Paramaribo are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paramaribo

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 3:

Brazil travel guide

4.4
Beaches · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Land of Brazilwood
The largest country in South America and the biggest Portuguese-speaking nation in the world, Brazil remains best known for its soccer tradition and annual Carnaval. Most visitors on holiday in Brazil come for the country's outstanding beaches, music, wildlife, and diverse neighborhoods, each one boasting its own distinct character, atmosphere, and way of life. A tour of Brazil reveals a vast land of great natural and human diversity, from its sprawling rainforest wildernesses, to its busy urban centers. There are plenty of things to do in Brazil, from basking on its coastline to chasing the samba scene or catching a picturesque sunset from one of the country's lush mountaintops.

Paraguay travel guide

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Heart of South America
Divided in half by its eponymous river, Paraguay is a land of contrasts, especially between its lush eastern region where most of the population lives and the arid west, filled with rustic villages and old Jesuit colonies. Although under Spanish rule for three centuries and with a recent history of dictatorships and wars, Paraguay retained its native Guarani culture, with more than 80 percent of population of indigenous heritage. You'll find plenty of things to do in Paraguay, from touring cosmopolitan cities and quaint Jesuit colonies, to browsing affordable arts and crafts stores and sailing on rivers that crisscross the diverse natural landscape that makes up this landlocked nation.

Uruguay travel guide

3.9
Landmarks · Scenic Walking Areas · Art Museums
Switzerland of South America
One of the smallest countries in South America, tourist-friendly Uruguay is often called the "Switzerland of South America" because of its consistent economic development and progressive society. Open-minded Montevideo serves as the starting point of most Uruguay vacations, offering visitors an eclectic cultural scene and a chance to discover some of South America's major architectural treasures. Away from the cosmopolitan capital city, vacations in Uruguay involve exploring wildlife-rich areas along the Atlantic and touring the rustic interior on horseback, gaucho style. In this sports-loving country, the highlight of your Uruguay trip might just be a soccer match between Penarol and Nacional, the country's two major clubs.

Argentina travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water
Land of Contrasts
Home to the highest and lowest points in South America, diverse Argentina enthralls visitors with its contrasting landscapes and rich cultural heritage. A tour of Argentina reveals a sprawling land of fiercely proud and hardworking gauchos, the legendary cowboys of South America's pampas. A vacation in Argentina also leads you to giant urban centers, filled with modern tourist attractions that include fine restaurants, award-winning museums, and renowned public parks, gardens, and zoos. Away from big cities, Argentina sightseeing combines visits to mighty waterfalls situated inside World Heritage-listed national parks in the north of the country, with excursions to icy glaciers in the south.

Chile travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Parks · Specialty Museums
Land of Poets
Squeezed between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, geographically diverse Chile is a long, thin stretch of land encompassing some of the world's driest deserts in the north, and some of its largest glacial fields in the south. Though most Chile holidays include some form of adventure in the vast wilderness areas, the country also contains charming cities providing plenty of urban things to do and see. Many tours of Chile include at least a brief visit to the country's lush wine regions, where backyard vineyards compete with sprawling estates producing some of the world's most respected whites and reds.

Bolivia travel guide

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Landmarks · Geologic Formations · Specialty Museums
Tibet of the Americas
If you're an adventurous tourist, consider adding a Bolivia vacation to your travel itinerary. A land of rainforests, Andean glaciers, high altitude cities, and rushing rivers, Bolivia remains one of the most remote countries in the Western Hemisphere. With 60 percent of the population made up of indigenous peoples, native cultures permeate thecountry's music, architecture, and arts, as well as local folklore and traditions. Traveling in Bolivia you can experience diverse wildlife and ecosystems, learn about the country's rich history, try out its distinctive cuisine, and practice your Spanish with the locals, known for their clean and easy-to-understand accent.

Peru travel guide

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Historic Sites · Parks · Landmarks
Land of the Incas
In a country renowned for its pre-Columbian archeological sites, no Peru vacation would be complete without an adrenaline-inducing hike to Machu Picchu, World Heritage-listed symbol of the once-mighty Incan Empire. Aside from visiting these spectacular ruins set against the backdrop of photogenic mountain peaks, most holidays in Peru also include an exploration of the country's pretty cities, boasting well-preserved colonial architecture and a slew of modern buildings housing fine museums, galleries, shops, and restaurants. Ideal for active vacationers, Peru trips are also tailor-made for gourmands, as the country's eclectic cuisine blends tasty influences from Africa, Asia, and Europe.

Ecuador travel guide

4.5
With abundant opportunities to discover fascinating World Heritage Sites, a holiday in Ecuador remains among the most culturally enriching travel experiences. Home to the world's highest active volcano, this little country packs a big punch when it comes to tourist activities. Some of the most popular things to do in Ecuador include visits to its astonishingly biodiverse wilderness areas, home to some 1,500 bird species, 840 species of amphibians and reptiles, and nearly 20,000 plant species. Of course, the highlight of many Ecuador vacations is bound to be the Galapagos Islands, made famous by naturalist Charles Darwin. Aside from the stunning nature, Ecuador also boasts many historic cities filled with photogenic colonial-era churches, mansions, and plazas.

Colombia travel guide

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Diverse in terms of landscapes, climates, and cultures, Colombia remains one of South America's least explored tourist destinations, overshadowed by its more popular southern neighbors. Combining the best of what the continent has to offer, a vacation in Colombia allows you to blend outdoor adventures with tours of picture-perfect cobblestoned towns dating back to the colonial era. Tourists on a Colombia holiday can easily hop from sun-kissed coastal spots to the hilly coffee-growing region, where thriving plantations quickly give way to a landscape of snow-covered volcanic peaks and the paramo--alpine ecosystems sheltering some of the rarest plants growing above the continuous forest line.

Venezuela travel guide

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Land of Grace
A vacation in Venezuela, one of the most biodiverse countries on the planet, can be both affordable and highly rewarding. From snowcapped mountains and vast grassland, to tropical islands and lush rainforests, Venezuela's varied landscapes are a paradise for nature lovers. Whether you're looking to laze on the Caribbean beaches, trek through the verdant jungles, or immerse yourself in the vibrant city culture, a Venezuela holiday offers something for everyone. Admire the world's highest waterfalls, go island hopping, discover tasty local delicacies, and witness the sheer abundance of wildlife and endemic species in Venezuela.

Guyana travel guide

3.5
Architectural Buildings · Gardens · Waterfalls
Land of Many Waters
A land of thick rainforest, expansive savannas, and lively Caribbean culture, Guyana is becoming more and more notable for its adventure and eco-tourism opportunities. Sightseeing in Guyana ranges from touring the colonial-era architectural gems of the historic capital, to hiking the verdant forest trails. Scenic waterfalls and mountaintops, laidback ranches, an array of tropical wildlife, and delicious Creole fusion cuisine await you on your Guyana holiday.

Suriname travel guide

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Historic Sites · Churches · Parks
The smallest country in South America, Suriname features thick jungles, rushing rivers, and lively, culturally diverse places to visit. Independent since 1975, Suriname retained the Dutch language and influences, as well as the Caribbean and the culture of its indigenous tribes. A third of the country's landscape is made up of natural reserves, providing tourists the opportunity to explore lush tropical rainforests, pristine beaches, scenic rivers and waterfalls, as well as a staggering variety of animals and birds. On a trip to Suriname you shouldn't pass up a visit to its capital and only city, World Heritage-listed Paramaribo, noted for its colonial-era architecture.