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South America by Solar Tours

South America is a continent of vast expanse, resources and natural beauty. This wild continent, positioned between the Caribbean, the South Pacific, and the South Atlantic Oceans, remains unknown to many travelers, yet holds real treasure for both the intrepid explorer of nature and the lover of great cities.

The continent plays home to a vast range of cultures, identities, geographies, styles, luxuries, languages and cities – it can be beautiful in how it overwhelms. Take a minute to garner some great general info on South America. Thanks to Solar Tours, this week’s 60-second Geography is completely available to be used for your agency’s newsletters or websites.

60-Second Geography

South America

South America is the southern sub-continent of the Americas, generally accepted as being between the Panama-Colombia border and the southern tip of Chile. There are 12 countries in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela. In addition, there is French Guiana (an Overseas Region of France) and the Falkland, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands (all territories of Great Britain).
  • South America is arguably one of the most geographically rich continents on the planet. Here you’ll find the world’s largest rainforest (the Amazon Rainforest), the longest mountain range (the Andes), the largest river (the Amazon), the driest place on earth (the Atacama desert), and the highest waterfall (Angel Falls).
  • The two main languages spoken in South America are Spanish and Portuguese. Spanish is the official language of every country except for 4: Brazil (the largest country by far) speaks Portuguese, French Guiana lists French as the official language, Suriname’s official language is Dutch, and Guyana’s official language is English. This does not take into account the dozens of other indigenous and other-European languages spoken in certain regions throughout South America.
  • Notable tourism hot-spots in South America include the awe-inspiring Machu Picchu(the famous Incan site set atop a mountain), the colorful and vibrant Rio de Janeiro (2nd largest city, and former capital, of Brazil), and the Galapagos Islands, not to mention the extensive nature locations to visit along the Amazon River and Rainforest and through the Andes Mountains.
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Explore South America with Solar Tours!

Rio de Janeiro – Iguassu Falls – Buenos Aires : Our classic Samba-Tango itinerary will take you from famous Rio de Janeiro for a visit to the newly declared Wonder of the World ‘Christ the Redeemer’ to Iguassu Falls and its breathtaking natural spectacle, ending your trip in Buenos Aires to stroll in the streets of the Paris of South America and experience one of their Tango Shows 

Machu Picchu – Iguassu Falls – Rio de Janeiro : Do something extraordinary. Visit two of the New 7 Wonders of the World, and one of the candidates in the current global vote on the 7 Wonders of Nature. You’ll also party in Rio and mingle with Inca descendants in Cuzco.

Santiago de Chile and Buenos Aires : The culturally rich cities of Santiago and Buenos Aires beckon you – come and engage in the art, music, and dining of these decidedly South American locations.

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