South America is a continent located in the western hemisphere with an area of seventeen million eight hundred forty thousand kilometers, that’s almost three and a half percent of the earth’s surface. South America encloses with its amazing territories the world’s highest waterfall, the Angel Falls; the longest mountain range, the Andes; the driest desert, Atacama; the largest rainforest, the Amazon Rainforest; the worlds’ southernmost town, Puerto Toro Chile; the highest capital city, La Paz Bolivia; and the largest river by volume. The largest country in South America in both area and population is Brazil followed by Argentina. South America regions include the Southern Cone, Andean States, the Guianas, and Eastern South America.
South America is also a promising place of adventure and beauty. Adventure seekers will be astounded of how thrilling and exciting adventure tours in South America can be. Most adventure tours in South America offer an assortment of cultural and outdoor activities that include biking, hiking, rafting, sea kayaking, snorkeling/diving, and other multi-activity guided tours. Most famous destinations of adventure tours in South America are Peru, Costa Rica, Ecuador, the Galapos Islands, and Patagonia.
Here are some places that you may want to include in your Adventure Tours in South America:
Costa Rica is an unbelievable place for an adventure vacation, having almost twenty percent of its land area made up of National Parks. Include a hike through the tropical rainforest to the summit lake of the Cerro Chato Volcano. After the hike you can go water rafting in one of the world’s top five rivers, the Pacuare River or enjoy the white sand beach of the Coyote Beach. Then you can explore the Moteverde Cloudforest on top of the forest canopy along the zip line. You can end your trip with the wildlife through rainforest hikes in Cabo Blanco National park or the Curu Wildlife Reserve.
You may want to explore the best of this amazing place by hiking through the ancient ruins in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. From there you can set forth a trial hike on the Inca Trail going to Machu Picchu. The Amazon can be your next stop, cycling down its basin from high in the Andes. Next you can raft on the stunning part of the Urubamba River. Go sea-kayaking across Lake Titicaca and end the trip with a stay on the Amantani Island.
When you’re in this place, don’t be contented with just the picture taking with the wildlife, explore the adventure waiting behind the Sierra Negra Volcano on Isabela Island by hiking and be ready for the striking views of the archipelago. Try your snorkeling and diving skills on the Devils Crown and Kicker Rock amidst the gentle creatures such as sea turtles and sea lions. And don’t miss a visit to the Galapagos Giant Tortoises in their natural habitat.
These are just some of the amazing places and things you can put in your itinerary once on your adventure tours in South America.