South America is an incredibly vast and varied part of the World, this continent offers a wider variety of cultures, people and traditions than any other in the World and a trip through the South america will give you experiences that cannot be found anywhere else in the World. If you plan on heading to this exciting continent then you are going to need to be well prepared as far as your travel plans go in order to make the most out of it, alternatively you could use a company to look after the planning for you, companies like Craft Travel Group vacations will look after all of the planning for you, leaving you just to worry about having a good time. For those of you who are dreaming on a South American voyage, here are the top cities that you should be heading to.

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Rio de Janeiro

The heartbeat of Brazil is Rio de Janeiro, the animated and lively city that has Samba, football, passion and beauty running through its pores. The city offers world-famous beaches like Ipanema and Copacabana and iconic landmarks such as Corcovado mountain’s Christ the Redeemer and the Sugarloaf mountain. There is so much to do in this exciting city and so much to see that you will instantly fall in love with it.

Santiago, Chile

This near-European city on the west coast of Chile is not only the nations capital but one of the most exciting cities to visit in South America. Sitting in a valley surrounded by the snow capped Andes mountain range, Santiago offers tourists an experience like no other. For example, owing to its proximity to the Pacific Ocean, it is possible to hit the slopes of the Andes in the morning and then head out for a swim in the afternoon. The city has a dedicated tourist area and is packed with bars, restaurants that offer local and international cuisine as well as art museums, live public events and neoclassical landmarks.

Cartagena, Colombia

This old port city on Colombia’s Caribbean coast is the perfect city to experience the traditions of Colombia and relax in a beautiful setting. The city gives you more than just beaches and warm weather though, its colonial style design, complete with cobbled-stone streets, colorful houses and open plazas give you the perfect chance to breathe in the local life. Just off the coast of Cartagena are some beautiful tropical islands that are easily accessible by boat, these islands offer the chance to snorkel and dive into the Caribbean coral reefs and to unwind in what appears like a tiny piece of paradise. Very often Medellin and Bogota take the prizes for most visited cities in Colombia but Cartagena should not be discredited, it is a beautiful city that shows off an altogether different side to Colombia.

So what are you waiting for? If you’re planning on an exciting vacation this year then go ahead and book a trip to South america fro an experience that you won’t forget.