South America is home to beautiful countries full of contrats. If you are thinking about visiting our wonderful continent, you should choose the correct country. That’s why we show you the top South American countries to visit this year. Read on to find the perfect destination for you.
Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands
An odd strange mix of indigenous markets, modern bars, dazzling cultural and artistic statements in a bustling little city are characteristics that define the city of Quito, where in a short car trip you can go to the Avenida de los Volcanes, towering summits crowned by shocking craters and much more.
Thanks to its gastronomic variety and culture, in August 2017, Quito was the host of Sal Quiteña, its first gastronomic festival, thus complementing the list of artistic and musical events in this charming city. If the city is not your first option to go on vacation, don’t worry, a few hours away of Quito you will find the magical Galapagos Islands with a beautiful radiant sun, turquoise waters and white sand you can enjoy a relaxing and full of adventure family vacation, doing activities such as hiking, birdwatching and, of course, at the swimming sites you will have direct contact with land and marine iguanas, giant tortoises, green sea turtles, flightless cormorants and reef sharks and hammerhead sharks.
At the newest hotel in Galapagos, Ikala Galapagos Hotel you will live a brand new experience of comfort and luxury, and every morning, from 7:00 am to 10:00 am, guests can enjoy our delicious breakfast buffet while admiring the view of the port. Book a suite today here, and make sure you are prepared to start a fantastic adventure in Galápagos.
As you can see Ecuador is a country of great variety: from spectacular volcanoes with snow picks and cold temperatures, to beaches with radiant sun and pristine waters. This is why Ecuador is the best South America destination to visit in 2018.
Between the warm Caribbean and the cold Pacific has been forged a land of contrasts: Colombia. This is a country with stoning beaches and dreamy Caribbean islands; jungles, valleys, mountains, lakes and rivers, rich gastronomy and tradition, friendly people, and beautiful colonial towns that are mixed with traces of the pre-Columbian civilizations. On your trip to Colombia you will find endless things to do and see, because It is a land of great climatic and landscapes.
In Colombia you can immerse yourself in the history and art in the museums of Gold and Botero. Get to know cities like Bogotá, the capital and the main source of work, and Medellín. Discover the pre-Columbian culture in San Agustin. Besides all this, Did you know that the best coffee in the world is from Colombia? In addition to enjoying a delicious and humenate coffee you can visit the National Coffee Park while learning everything about this dark seed that is well known all over the world.
Despite being one of the most forgotten destinations in South America, Paraguay is a country with great authenticity.
The Capital city, Asunción, has great avenues and two excellent museums: the Barro Museum, which brings together centuries of indigenous and colonial arts and crafts; and the Museum of Memories, that reminds Paraguayans of the exploits of former dictator Alfredo Stroessner. Close to Ypacaraí Lake you will find a quiet place to spend a day. To the north and west of the capital are two immense deserts. The Chaco, a scrub-covered alluvial depression, will delight birdwatchers and also houses a Mennonite outpost.