South America Travel Guide

  • Punta del Este
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  • Punta del Este
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    Sunset at Arpoador - best in Rio
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Buenos Aires

See all 4865 Buenos Aires Tips
  • La Boca District

    4 out of 5 stars

    Buenos Aires Things to Do

    It's been 10 years already that I've been to Argentina..and had not enough time to write about it.Now I have more time already...please wait to read more tips from many trips .Argentina is one of my favourite country ,actually I can't decide which one is the most favourite between Argentina and Chile cuz I love them both...really love them. In...

  • Alvear Palace

    Buenos Aires Hotels

    Spent three nights there in April 05. My eyes roll to the back of my head when I think of their...

  • Cafe Tortoni

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Buenos Aires Restaurants

    This is a lovely place to visit, have a coffee, or even watch the tango show in the evenings. It is not expensive at all compared with other cafes. I saw many paintings of famous people, the statues of Jorge Luis Borges plus Carlos Gardel and other well known Argentinian personages. Service is fast and good. I saw even pictures of our writer...



See all 1117 Cusco Tips
  • Sacsayhuaman

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Cusco Things to Do

    The ruins are still pretty much in a natural state although preservation work has begun. The fortress was built by the Inkas in the 1300's on the site of earlier occupations. it commands a view over the city of Cusco in the valley below.

  • Hotel Monasterio Cusco

    Cusco Hotels

    We didnt really think of coming here until we started mapping out a plan of our independant walking...

  • Pacha Papa

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Cusco Restaurants

    The evening after going to Machu Pichu, I went to this restaurant Pachapapa on the recommendation of the hotel I was staying at. The hotel provided the transportation so, it was an easy choice. i didn't want to explain directions to a taxi driver. I decided on the Lomo Saltado (I've never had it). The wait was not long (as expected on a rainy...



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Rio de Janeiro

See all 3677 Rio de Janeiro Tips
  • Christ The Redeemer, Corcovado

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Rio de Janeiro Things to Do

    This is probably the most famous attraction in Rio De Janeiro which is called Christ the Redeemer who has overlooked the city and the beautiful beaches of Rio since 1931. Paul Landowski, a French sculptor created the statue and it was constructed by the Brazilian Heitor da Silva Costa, along with the French engineer Albert Caquot. Landowski was...

  • Copacabana Palace

    Rio de Janeiro Hotels

    A veritable Rio landmark, Copacabana Palace continues to enjoy a reputation as one of the most...

  • Porcão

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Rio de Janeiro Restaurants

    This is the nicest and the most delicious Churrascaria in town. It's an all you can eat style restaurant. The salad back has everything from salads, breads, cheeses to sushi, sashimi and caviar. But the best part of the restaurant is the meat - chicken, pork, beef, lamb, etc. Bow-tied waiters walk around with giant skewers with meat, stopping at...


Machu Picchu

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  • Huayna Picchu

    5 out of 5 stars

    Machu Picchu Things to Do

    You may think Buying Machu Picchu tickets online should be simple, however it could be a daunting task for travelers. There is a lot of confusion and frustration. Since Machu Picchu tickets can not be purchased at the actual Machu Picchu Citadel, you must purchase your tickets in advance, especially if you want to climb Huyana Picchu or Machu...

  • Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel

    Machu Picchu Hotels

    Av. Hermanos Ayar Mz 1 L-3, Aguas Calientes, Sacred Valley, Peru

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4.5 out of 5 stars

  • Combined Suggestions

    2.5 out of 5 stars

    Machu Picchu Restaurants

    Having already mentioned that we took advantage of the buffet lunch at the Tinkuy Restaurant which was included in our tour, I'd still like to mention 2 more options for where to eat during your time at Machu Picchu -- 1) The "Tampu Restaurant Bar" -- located inside the Sanctuary Lodge, offers fine dining in a nice setting with a view for lodge...



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See all 983 Santiago Tips
  • Cerro San Cristobal

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Santiago Things to Do

    If you are visiting Santiago in Chile one of the highlights has to be the Cerro San Cristobal. The hill of Cerro San Cristobal can be reached by foot, by car via the road or by riding the funicular. Once you arrive there is a final walk to the summit where you will find the with 22 meter statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary, an amphitheater and...

  • Grand Hyatt Santiago

    Santiago Hotels

    The best hotel in all of Santiago! Very Cool place with unique architecture. The restaurants on the...

  • La Piojera

    Santiago Nightlife

    La Piojera is a landmark that all locals know. It may have changed names a few times, but it has a colorful history since its inception in 1896. This is a relatively cheap dive-bar where everyone has a good time, everyone is an equal and the drinks have no equal. The "Terremoto" (earthquake) is their drink - again, known to all locals. It is a...


Salvador da Bahia

  • Pelourinho

    4 out of 5 stars

    Salvador da Bahia Things to Do

    The historical centre itself, which revolves around the Pelourinho quarter with its triangular place, is characterized by its fidelity to the 16th-century plan, the density of its monuments, and the homogeneity of its construction on a hilly and picturesque site which embellishes the urban scenery by providing steeply falling and ascending views of...

  • Bahiacafe Hotel

    Salvador da Bahia Hotels

    very good location, nice decorated house very freindly helpful staff beautiful decorated room very...

  • Sorriso da Dada

    4 out of 5 stars

    Salvador da Bahia Restaurants

    Don't let the exterior appearance deter you from eating at Dada. Once inside, you'll find a cozy room with paintings of the proprietor herself, Dada. She is a warm looking Afro-Brazilian woman usually depicted in traditional clothing and with a bright smile accented by a charming gap between her two front teeth. Too bad I didn't meet her while I...


São Paulo

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  • Avenida Paulista

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    São Paulo Things to Do

    Sao Paulo is a huge city and a bit chaotic. But the Avenida Paulista is something as well as the order in the chaos. Nerve center and financial, accumulates offices and shopping malls. Full of life and activities for all a very busy avenue from monday to monday. With permanent bicycle lane was even more beautiful and accessible. It is worth...

  • Renaissance Sao Paulo

    São Paulo Hotels

    Great, elegant hotel with all a five-star could offer. Located near the Paulista avenue, it is a...

  • Figueira (Churrascaria)

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    São Paulo Restaurants

    One of the most celebrated restaurants in São Paulo, A Figueira Rubaiyat gets its interesting name from the tropical fig tree that dominates the exterior dining room (figueira) and from the 11th century Persian poetry by Omar Khayyam (Rubaiyat). I wasn't sure what the connection was, other than that the owner of the restaurant was of Lebanese...



See all 1140 Quito Tips

San Pedro de Atacama

  • El Tatio geysers

    San Pedro de Atacama Things to Do

    The trip started at 4.30 in the night so we felt sleepy and tired but the million star night sky was a great reward ! Soon we all felt wide awake and happy we were there. The Milky Way was brightly arching the entire sky. I had never seen it so bright. Mars looked immense! After half an hour ride and a lot of freezing-a warm jacket is highly...

  • Awasi

    San Pedro de Atacama Hotels

    Tocopilla 4, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • El Tatio geysers

    San Pedro de Atacama Warnings and Dangers

    There is a very strong geyser which has taken the lives of some tourists who dared defy it. They tried to walk on the natural bridge over its hole but with a sudden turn of wind they were choked , fell into it and scorched to death. It's called the "killer"...So don't walk very near it or on the small bridge.



See all 566 Montevideo Tips
  • Plaza Independencia

    4 out of 5 stars

    Montevideo Things to Do

    We paused here while walking about the city and enjoyed the fascinating architecture of some of the surrounding buildings. Photographers, be sure to have your zoom lens so you can capture the width of the square as well as building details.

  • Hotel Palacio

    Montevideo Hotels

    I fell in love with this nice hotel, in the heart of Montevideo. It's located right behind la plaza...

  • El Fogon

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Montevideo Restaurants

    El Fogon is located in the old part of town and I don't mean Ciudad Vieja. I have been to this restaurant twice (last Feb 2010) and has been crowded so they obviously draw a local crowd. The specialties are the typical Uruguayan....parrilla & beef. I had the beef tongue in vinegrette to start which was good. For the main I had a filet mignon which...


La Paz

See all 388 La Paz Tips
  • Valle De La Luna

    4 out of 5 stars

    La Paz Things to Do

    We had a good look at Valle De La Luna even though we were there for only a couple of hrs. What impressed us most is the silence that is experienced there. It was well worth visiting. Enjoy my photos of the Valley of the Moon. Gerry, the_dutchman

  • Residencial Rosario

    La Paz Hotels

    Hotel Rosario is pretty nice. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The rooms are very clean and...

  • Street Food

    La Paz Restaurants

    When I travel, I enjoy trying to live the way the locals do. That means talking with and sharing experiences, as well as eating the foods that they eat. There are lots of street stalls, located with higher density on the market streets and shopping districts. Use your eyes and nose to find one that looks appetizing. They have chicken, noodles,...



See all 573 Cartagena Tips
  • Grecia Cafe Y Suvlaki

    Cartagena Restaurants

    The first time I had Greek food was a couple of years ago in Florida in a town called Tarpon Springs, and I really liked it. Actually, I was in Greece many years ago (but only in transit) and managed to take a few hours quick tour of Athens. Didn't have the chance to try the local food then. Well, on our last evening in Cartagena while we were...


    Cartagena Hotels

    This is a beautiful hotel but not worth the money to stay here...especially not worth having your...

  • Museo de Arte Moderno

    Cartagena Things to Do

    This small modern art museum features local artists in the city's former customs house. The customs house was built in the 17th century. Today this museum in the plaza San Pedro features the work of local artist.



See all 530 Caracas Tips
  • Avila National Park

    Caracas Things to Do

    Once in Caracas, you must go to Mariperez, where Avila M?gica (cable car station) its located. Go Up must take around 15 minutes, Will enjoy the view from the city while the car its going up. Dont stand up while the cable car its working. Be at your seat.

  • JW Marriott Hotel Caracas

    Caracas Hotels

    This is said to be one of the most luxurious hotels in Caracas. It is located in El Rosal area, the...

  • Airport / Arrival

    Caracas Transportation

    In the international airport u can find internet poin, mony changer, some fast foods, hotel reservation point for the hotel near the airport. If u have to go to /from the national to the international airport rememeber that the 2 building are separeted, u have to go out and wlk for 200 metrs, u don't need a taxi, but if u have a lot of luggage...


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