The Amazon rainforest, including the Amazon River and jungle, cover 1.2 billion acres which is much of north-central SouthAmerica in parts of Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Bolivia, and the Guyanas.
Ecuador has long been a hub for tourism and business travel in South America and finding cheap rates to/from Quito, Guayaquil, and the Galapagos Islands can be difficult. International flights arrive and depart from Quitoâ€™s Mariscal Sucre Airport and Guayaquilâ€™s SimÃ³n BolÃvar Airport. Flights fluctuate on international and transcontinental flights, but roughly stay about the same whether you are flying to Quito or Guayaquil. If heading to the Galapagos Islands, it is often cheaper to fly direct to Guayaquil.
La Paz, Bolivia is one of the most isolated and the highest altitude capitals in the world. However, getting there is far easier than some may think. Aeropuerto Internacional El Alto in La Paz has connections to airports throughout Latin America and Europe. Prices may not be as cheap… Read More →
Brazil is one of the gateways to South America and the end destination for many travelers to the lost continent. Whether you are flying in or out of Rio de Janeiro or SÃ£o Paulo, this run down will show you how to get in and out of the country for the very best fare. From Rio de Janeiro or SÃ£o Paulo, Brazil you can fly direct to nearly anywhere in North, Central, or South America. The two large cities, two of the worlds largest with double digit millions of residents, have many, many airlines accommodating them.
Lima, Peru is quickly becoming the gateway for many airlines to fly to and from South America. From Lima you can fly direct to nearly anywhere in North, Central, or South America. Lima is the hub for air travel onSouth Americaâ€™s Pacific coast. Hereâ€™s is a breakdown of every airline that flies in and out of Jorge Chavez International airport in Callao, twenty minutes form downtown Lima and about thirty minutes from the tourist center of Miraflores.
Colombia’s cuisine, influenced heavily by the Spanish and Indigenous populations, is not as widely known as other Latin American cuisines such as Peruvian or Brazilian, but to the adventurous traveler there is plenty of delectable dishes to try, not to mention bizarre fruits, rum, and of course, Colombian coffee.
In Venezuela, gastronomy tends to be highly regional, which is much the case throughout South America. Many of the dishes in the country are derived from French, Italian, and Spanish recipes, but have varied over the years to become uniquely Venezuelan. Fresh fish and shellfish make up many coastal recipes.