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South American Travel

South American continental travel offers some of the most exciting options for adventure enthusiasts and history buffs alike. This area is rich in natural beauty as well as filled with fascinating cultures and vibrant people, offering a holiday experience that no one will ever forget.

Some South American Travel Highlights

  • The Andes – Hiking in these mountains is one of South America’s best travel highlights and should not be missed by anyone, regardless of their fitness levels.
  • The Amazon – This dense jungle is famous for its beauty and mystery. Whether you feel adventurous enough to venture in, or take a boat down the river, the photographs you take home will be awe-inspiring.
  • The Colca Canyon – Slightly further off the beaten track, this fascinating section of the Andes brings you closer to the majestic Andean Condor and is the only area on the world to rival the depth of the Grand Canyon.
  • Carnivals – If you’re in the mood for something a little bit more festive, South American continental travel has to include one of the area’s many carnivals. The lights, colours and vibrancy of the people really come to life during these special events.
  • Lake Titicaca – As the world’s highest fresh water lake, this area is not only unique but is also home to the ancient Indian culture of people. Spend the night on one of the islands and experience a completely different way of life.

Discovering the Inca Ruins

Arguably one of the most renowned and worthwhile South American travel highlights is heading out to discover the Inca Ruins. There are many of these historical sites throughout the continent, but the most well-known is the ancient city of Machu Picchu. Discovering these Inca Ruins is easiest from the incredible Inca Trail and is a humbling place to visit. The intricate architecture of this hidden fortress town can still be seen and this elevated city offers panoramic views of the river below and the glacial mountain peaks of the Andes behind.

Find out more about the South American continental travel trips on offer from renowned adventure travel specialists, Oasis Overland.

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  1. The Inca Trail & Machu Picchu | Oasis Overland | Overland Adventure Travel linked to this post on November 11, 2009

    […] Trail needs a permit bought in advance. If you’re doing the Inca Trail trek as part of your overland trip to South America, your operator should be able to advise you at the time of booking about Inca Trail availability. […]



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