Central & South America

Central & South America Travel Tips

Rapa Nui Cuisine

By Viator, August 2014

Easter Island, or Rapa Nui, might be better known for its gigantic stone moai than its culinary prowess, but sampling traditional Rapa Nui cuisine is still an unmissable experience for visitors to ...  Read more

Easter Island Statues: Visiting the Moais of Rapa Nui

By Viator, August 2014

While only a few intrepid travelers make the journey to remote Easter Island, the iconic moai statues that guard the island’s coastline are famous around the world and the focal point of one of the ...  Read more

Rapa Nui Culture and Folklore

By Viator, August 2014

Polynesian explorers believed to have settled on Easter Island between 300 and 1200 CE, the people of Rapa Nui have a long and fascinating cultural and spiritual heritage that spans much more than ...  Read more

3 Days in Easter Island: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, August 2014

At less than 20 miles (30 km) long, getting around the sights of Rapa Nui couldn’t be easier, but with so many sights and so much history to unravel, you’d regret rushing your visit. Three days in ...  Read more

Santiago Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, August 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 164 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Despite its location in South America, Santiago has a distinctly European feel, from its neoclassical architecture to its efficient metro system, Santiago is one of South America’s most ...  Read more

Celebrating the Panama Canal's 100th Anniversary

By Viator, August 2014

There’s no better reason to celebrate than an anniversary, and a 100th one leaves you with no excuses. The iconic waterway known as the Panama Canal opened to ships in 1914, and now, with more than ...  Read more

Wine Tasting in Chile and Argentina

By Viator, August 2014

Despite being all-too-often overlooked in favor of big-name European or North American brands, South America has been producing some of the world’s finest wines since as early as the 16th century, ...  Read more

3 Days in Salta: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, August 2014

Tours & Tickets

Salta has it all: a rich colonial heritage, beautiful and pristine natural landscapes, a distinctive wine growing region and more outdoor adventure possibilities than you could possibly fit into a ...  Read more

Trips to Torres del Paine

By Viator, August 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 16 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The views on the open steppe of Patagonia, carved by glaciers and wind that pushes trees into gnarled forms are only part of what inspire people to visit Chile’s Torres del Paine. Diminutive trees ...  Read more

Skiing in South America

By Viator, August 2014

4 star rating: Recommended 2 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

South America may pride itself in its dedication to sports such as futbol, but the region is also home to some of the world’s best skiing and snowboarding sites. American travelers looking for the ...  Read more

3 Days in Rio de Janeiro: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, July 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 626 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Rio de Janeiro isn’t known as the Cidade Maravilhosa (Marvelous City) for nothing. Beautiful beaches, expansive mountains, the lively Cariocas and the grand Carnaval are only some of the reasons ...  Read more

Best Outdoor Activities in Costa Rica

By Viator, July 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 89 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Costa Rica may be small, but contained within its borders is a profound diversity of natural landscapes and environments — including two gorgeous coastlines, mountain ranges, rivers, waterfalls, ...  Read more

3 Days in Montevideo: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, July 2014

4 star rating: Recommended 19 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

While Uruguay is considered a small country, it’s packed with cultural, historical and entertaining activities. You’ll find most of the action in the largest city and capital, Montevideo, where ...  Read more

3 Days in Medellín: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, July 2014

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 24 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

“The main risk in Medellín,” you’ll be warned at every turn, “is that you won’t want to leave.” With its stunning setting amidst scenic mountains, fine dining and nightlife, glorious green ...  Read more

3 Days in Quito: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, July 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 65 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Nestled in a valley flanked by volcanoes and the snow-capped Andes, Quito isn’t shy about its scenery. In fact, it’s world-renowned for its beautiful location, climate and culture, thanks to its ...  Read more

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