31 days in South America Itinerary

31 days in South America Itinerary

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Asuncion, Paraguay
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Montevideo, Uruguay
— 2 nights
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Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
— 1 night
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 2 nights
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La Paz, Bolivia
— 1 night
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Cusco, Peru
— 3 nights
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Lima, Peru
— 2 nights
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Quito, Ecuador
— 2 nights
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Bogota, Colombia
— 2 nights
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Cartagena, Colombia
— 2 nights
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Margarita Island, Venezuela
— 1 day
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Georgetown, Guyana
— 1 night
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Paramaribo, Suriname
— 1 night
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Remire-Montjoly, French Guiana
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Asuncion, Paraguay

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): contemplate the long history of Casa de la Independencia.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Asuncion online vacation planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Asuncion is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Paraguay Standard Time (PYT) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Asuncion, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Montevideo.

Things to do in Asuncion

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 2:
Highlights from your trip

Montevideo, Uruguay

— 2 nights
With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de Montevideo, visit Ciudad Vieja, then take in the pleasant sights at Rambla de Montevideo, and finally wander the streets of Pocitos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): admire the striking features of Palacio Salvo, don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, then explore the world behind art at Palacio Taranco, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Palacio Legislativo.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Montevideo trip planning site.

Getting from Asuncion to Montevideo by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Asuncion to Montevideo is 1 hour. Traveling from Asuncion in March, expect Montevideo to be a bit cooler, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Montevideo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 3:

Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

— 1 night
Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): go for a walk through Rambla Colonia Del Sacramento, get engrossed in the history at Museo Portugues, then don't miss a visit to La Calle de los Suspiros, then enjoy the sea views from Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse, and finally wander the streets of Barrio Historico.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Colonia del Sacramento journey planning website.

You can drive from Montevideo to Colonia del Sacramento in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March in Colonia del Sacramento, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Mar 3 — 4:

Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 3 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: make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, contemplate the long history of Casa Rosada, and wander the streets of Puerto Madero.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Colonia del Sacramento to Buenos Aires by ferry takes about 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 4 — 7:

Santiago, Chile

— 3 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.
Santiago is known for shopping, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, see the interesting displays at La Chascona, admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and explore the galleries of Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Santiago day trip tool.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Santiago in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Buenos Aires to Santiago. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Santiago

Shopping · Parks · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 7 — 10:

San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

— 2 nights
Major archeological sites and a renowned museum remain the big draws in San Pedro de Atacama tourism, appealing to visitors interested in learning more about South America's pre-Columbian cultures.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): make a trip to Aldea de Tulor, then take in the dramatic natural features at Valle De La Luna, and then take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Pukara de Quitor and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our San Pedro de Atacama road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Santiago to San Pedro de Atacama takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to La Paz.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 12:

La Paz, Bolivia

— 1 night

City that Touches the Sky

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de San Francisco, then make a trip to Mercado de Las Brujas, and then make a trip to Mi Teleferico.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a La Paz trip simple and quick.

Traveling by flight from San Pedro de Atacama to La Paz takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in March, expect La Paz to be a bit cooler, temps between 17°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in La Paz

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 14:

Cusco, Peru

— 3 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.
Cusco is known for historic sites, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, get engrossed in the history at Museo de Arte Precolombino, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Qorikancha.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Cusco itinerary planner.

You can fly from La Paz to Cusco in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from La Paz to Cusco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from La Paz in March, expect Cusco to be somewhat warmer, temps between 23°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Lima.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 14 — 17:

Lima, Peru

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): make a trip to Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), steep yourself in history at Huaca Pucllana, and then walk around Circuito Magico Del Agua. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Miraflores, view the masterpieces at Galeria Indigo, get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, then get a sense of history and politics at Palacio de Torre Tagle, then explore the galleries of Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro).

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Lima attractions planner.

Fly from Cusco to Lima in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cusco, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Lima, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Quito.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 19:

Quito, Ecuador

— 2 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.
On the 20th (Sat), explore the world behind art at La Capilla Del Hombre, admire the landmark architecture of Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, then admire the landmark architecture of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Maria Augusta Urrutia (La Casa Museo Maria Augusta Urrutia), and finally admire the masterpieces at Casa Museo Guayasamin. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the geological forces at Pululahua Geobotanical Reserve, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, and then don't miss a visit to Mitad Del Mundo.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Quito tour planning site.

Fly from Lima to Quito in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lima in March, things will get slightly colder in Quito: highs are around 24°C and lows about 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Quito

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 19 — 21:

Bogota, Colombia

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Bolivar Square, admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, and then make a trip to Casa Libreria Wilborada 1047. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): examine the collection at Museo De La Universidad Del Rosario, then examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), and then take in the awesome beauty at Monserrate.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bogota trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Quito to Bogota takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Quito in March, Bogota is little chillier at night with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 23:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Walled City of Cartagena, then step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Oceanario. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa, contemplate the long history of Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Santo Domingo, and finally head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cartagena trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Bogota to Cartagena in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, Cartagena is much warmer than Bogota - with highs of 37°C and lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Margarita Island.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 23 — 25:

Margarita Island, Venezuela

— 1 day

Pearl of the Caribbean

A popular holiday spot for Venezuelans, sunny Margarita Island boasts an exotic Caribbean location, but at the same time is easily accessible from the mainland.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Laguna de la Restinga.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Margarita Island using our trip planner.

Fly from Cartagena to Margarita Island in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Colombia Standard Time (COT) to Venezuela Time (VET) is 1 hour. In March in Margarita Island, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Georgetown.

Things to do in Margarita Island

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 26:
Highlights from your trip

Georgetown, Guyana

— 1 night

Garden City of the Caribbean

Guyana's capital and main urban area, Georgetown represents the starting point for many visits to the country.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, snap pictures at Kissing Bridge, then appreciate the history behind Seven Ponds Monument, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Parliament Bldg. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of St. George's Cathedral, have some family-friendly fun at GT Motorsports, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Guyana National Park, and finally appreciate the history behind The Non Aligned Monumnet.

Plan trip to Georgetown with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Margarita Island to Georgetown by flight takes about 7.5 hours. While traveling from Margarita Island, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Georgetown, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Paramaribo.

Things to do in Georgetown

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 28:

Paramaribo, Suriname

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Peter and Paul Basilica, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dutch reformed church, and then stroll around Brownsberg Nature Park.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Paramaribo itinerary planner.

You can fly from Georgetown to Paramaribo in 5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Guyana Time (GYT) to Suriname Time (SRT) is 1 hour. In March, daily temperatures in Paramaribo can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Remire-Montjoly.

Things to do in Paramaribo

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 28 — 29:

Remire-Montjoly, French Guiana

— 2 nights
A suburb of Cayenne, Remire-Montjoly possesses some of the best beaches in the capital city's environs.
On the 30th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Site archeologique Habitation Loyola, then trek along Sentier des Salines, and then examine the collection at Musee Departmental Alexandre-Franconie.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Remire-Montjoly trip itinerary maker tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Paramaribo to Remire-Montjoly. March in Remire-Montjoly sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Remire-Montjoly

Historic Sites · Trails · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 29 — 31:

Paraguay travel guide

3.9
Landmarks · Shopping Malls · Gift & Specialty Shops
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

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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 · Bodies of Water · Specialty Museums
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

4.2
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

4.6
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
Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums
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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Historic Sites · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
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

4.2
Beaches · Landmarks · Gift & Specialty Shops
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

3.7
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.

French Guiana travel guide

3.5
Landmarks · Wildlife Areas · Islands
The only part of South America still governed by an overseas country, the tropical, rainforest-covered French Guiana is the second largest region of France. The department was used by France as a penal colony in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with several islands that you can visit today used as prisons where inmates were forced to catch butterflies. On a trip to French Guiana, you can witness different ecosystems, diverse plant and animal life, as well a mix of cultures influenced by French colonization and a large immigrant population.