South America
South America Destination Guide

Welcome to our South America Travel site.South America having everything for visitors. Highest mountains,scenic treks to challenging high altitude,very beautiful beaches,fancy Amazon jungle,highest waterfalls,most voluminous Amazon River,driest patagonia,strange animals,the faded funkiness of Paramaribo,Sking resorts of Argentina attracts traveller from every part of the world. South America is the best place to make your holidays most enjoyable. No traveler should miss Lake Titicaca, ruins of Machu Picchu, Ciudad Perdida, the 'lost city' of Colombia, Peru's Nazca Lines and Easter Island ('The Navel of the World').

The sea lions of south america. Traveling around South America by flight can be cheap, cheap, cheap. The South American countries are still and always a bargain and there are economical travel options even in relatively expensive and developed countries such as Argentina and Chile, where camping is king. And still no mention has been made of Bolivia's Salar de Uyuni, the tepuis of Venezuela or even Carnaval for that matter. Hotel fares are cheaper than any other place. You can book hotels online services like expedia or hotel clubs. Daydream a travel fantasy and you can make it happen here. Major cruise lines like Celebrity Cruises,Holland America Line,NCL are operating along the coast of South America. Some cruises are operates along Amazon river and explore the biggest rainforest. South America having rich wildlife and animals living in South America are anaconda,jaguar,Black Howler Monkey,Chinchilla,Degu and many strange animals.

south america indian World Discovery" in 1492, a chain of events began which transformed the western hemisphere. Age-old American cultures, some of high-attainment levels, were shattered almost overnight. European nations established colonies and introduced their value systems and their political, economic, and social organizations. All mother countries employed the mercantalistic philosophy toward their colonies which, along with usurpation of native-held lands and enslavement of Indians, formed the basic foundation of the colonial economy. South America, that part of the western hemisphere south of the United States, felt the brunt of the European conquest a century or more before European presence was significant in Anglo-America. To a large degree, the present differences between Latin America and Anglo-America are a result of differences in colonial mother countries, British and French mainly in Anglo-America, and Spanish and Portuguese in Latin America.

Glacier South america chile At the time of Spanish and Portuguese conquests, some 75 to 100 million Indians inhabited south America. Most lived within the densely settled realms of high-culture groups: Inca and Chibcha . These groups had a well-developed social, political, and economic organization, although the Inca civilization was declining and had lost some of its internal cohesiveness. Agriculture formed the livelihood base, and advanced land-management techniques were common. Irrigation, land drainage, fertilization, terracing, and crop and land rotation were widely practiced. Crops used by these and other groups within Latin America apparently had been largely developed independently from the outside world. The more well-known cultigens included maize (corn), manioc, sweet and white potatoes, pineapple, cacao, tomato, avocado, cotton, tobacco, and peanuts. To this list is added a number of plants such as beans and squash varieties which were also cultivated in many other parts of the world. Few domestic animals were found in Latin America The dog was ubiquitous, and the Incas had the guine, pig as a pet and food source, the llama as a beast, burden, and the alpaca as a source of fiber.

The Spanish and Portuguese conquest of South America was both rapid and devastating. The Spanish quickly carved out a vast colonial empire extending from California to Tierra del Fuego. In the space of sixty to seventy years, they explored, established sovereignty, and organized politically and economically an area of about 9.5 million square miles (24.6 million square kilometers). The Portuguese moved less quickly onto the east coast of South America, where they found few Indians.

travel south america animal image The location of large, high culture Indian groups was especially attractive to the European conquerors. These groups possessed the elements needed to satisfy the conquerors' wants: accumulated stores of ,gold and silver, an abundant and well trained labor supply for work in the fields and mines, and a large population for the church to convert to Catholicism.

The early Portuguese and Spanish rarely brought their families. Indeed most Europeans apparently intended to return to their European homes. Miscegenation between Spanish and Portuguese men and Indian and African women was widespread, contributed to retarding population decline, and gave rise to two new racial groups: the mestizo (part European, part Indian) and the mulatto (part European, part African). Of these two groups the mestizo became the more numerous, One lasting effect of racial mixing has been the lack of significant racial prejudice in Latin America. These racial groups varied in their distribution and have given rise to distinct differences among the various parts of the region .

Angel Falls Tropical rainy areas have been a dilemma to all European powers in South America. On the one hand, the luxuriant broadleaf evergreen forest with its hundreds of different tree species and a warm, always moist climate is much like a greenhouse promising great productivity. In Latin America, the promise is yet to become a reality. Today, the tropical rainy areas are sparsely populated and of limited economic value, yet in the Asian tropics large populations are supported. Along the east coast of Central America, United States fruit companies established plantations devoted largely to bananas for export but tap only a small part of the area. The Amazon Basin has intrigued developers from colonial time, but successful use has been limited. Brazil is now engaged in a massive road-building and colonization program in the Amazon.

Colonia Del Sacramento
Punta Del Este

Falkland Islands
French Guiana (Fr.)
Trinidad and Tobago
Amazon Rainforest
Amazon River
Angel Falls
Easter Island
Nazca Lines
Lake Titicaca
Iguazu Falls
Machu Picchu
Petrohue Falls
South America History
Inca Civilization
Travel Warnings
Travel Tips