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Best Countries to Visit in South America 2023 | Ratepunk

Choosing the best countries to visit in South America is a difficult task because each country has its own charm and beauty. Choosing this answer is highly dependent on what you are looking for.

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By Amir

Published: Jan 19, 2023 min read

Best Countries to Visit in South America 2023 | Ratepunk

Here is a list of the best countries to visit in South America in 2023:

  1. Argentina
  2. Brazil
  3. Chile 
  4. Ecuador
  5. Aruba

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There is no shortage of memorable things to see, do, and experience during your trip to Argentina, from breathtaking wonders like the Iguaz Falls and Perito Moreno Glacier to the passionate sports and music scenes of Buenos Aires. For seeing all these attractions you must visit a few cities in Argentina but you can always choose the one which suits you the most.

One of the top attractions in Argentina is Iguazu Falls in Puerto Iguazu which attracts many tourists each year (Picture below left side). Another astonishing place in Argentina is The Perito Moreno Glacier (Spanish: Glaciar Perito Moreno) which is located in Los Glaciares National Park in southwest Santa Cruz Province. (Picture below right side)

But if nature is not the reason you are traveling, it is recommended to visit Buenos Aires and visit the cobbled streets of San Telmo where you will find many tango bars and antique shops, talented street performers, and decaying grandeur. You should also consider watching a football match in the city as the atmosphere of games are amazing here because there is nothing more than football that unites people in this country. There are many things to do in Buenos Aires.

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Brazil is the largest country in South America and the second most visited country after Argentina. Like Argentina, Brazil has many attractions in different parts of the country. 

For sure it is firstly advised to visit Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Visiting this city allows you to visit Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) which might be the top attraction in Brazil.  In case you are not familiar with the name, Christ the Redeemer is an Art Deco statue of Jesus Christ (Picture below left side). The second attraction of the city is The Sugar Loaf Head which is a mountain head that can be accessed by cable cars. It is special because it offers an impressive view of the sea, beaches, city neighborhoods, and the statue of Christ, which looks especially beautiful from the top (Picture below right side)

Copacabana beach is certainly recommended for those who enjoy a sunny beach day. Although note that weekends can be crowded here, and during the busiest times of the year, both locals and visitors frequently have trouble finding a place to sit. Copacabana hosts a variety of live samba acts, which adds to the energetic atmosphere and brings life and music to all who visit. 

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Chile, the world's driest desert and home to vast southern sea ice fields, stretches from the middle of South America to its tip. It is absurdly thin and absurdly long. Over a 4300 km stretch, a variety of landscapes can be seen, including dry dunes, lush valleys, volcanoes, ancient forests, enormous glaciers, and coastlines.

Some of the different places you can visit in Chile include the Marble Caves, Mamalluca Observatory, or Valle de la Luna. The first place is a cave that is filled with marble-colored walls, The second one is a place high in the mountains where you can see the stars from a close view. The third location is a well-known desert that has its own beauty. You can already feel that Chile has many different kinds of tourist attractions to offer visitors.

Chile is more expensive than the majority of South American countries. Although lodging is somewhat pricey, eating out is generally affordable if you stay away from the flashier eateries and make use of the set lunch menus. The cost of transportation is also not too high.


Everywhere you turn in this lovely country, you find paradise in different forms. When here you need to allow yourself to be astounded by how majestically its culture is expressed in its churches and also festivals. Enjoy the diversity of architecture from its heritage buildings and modern buildings.

Nature is very diverse here, for instance, in Quito,  You'll fall in love with the Coast's scenery, beaches, and the profusion of flora that they protect and you also find the Best Maintain Historic Centre point in South America.  By engaging in one of the many adventure sports available in Ecuador, you can raise your blood pressure. Don't forget to treat yourself to a taste of the country's delectable diversity of cuisine as you travel through this magical and charming nation.


We have chosen Aruba because of its sandy beaches, crystalline waters, colorful fish, and picturesque ocean views. Aruba is certainly a perfect getaway for any type of traveler and it is the most loved island among the Caribbeans.

We recommend Aruba for all ages because there are varieties of activities to be done here. There are many fun water sports and activities such as snorkeling, kayaking, fishing, scuba diving, windsurfing, and kite surfing available here. Also, there are many things to do outside of the water such as biking, hiking, golfing, and tennis

Furthermore, adults and teenagers can enjoy going to casinos, bars, and clubs at night and exploring the nightlife of the island.

Families with children can plan their days in a way that the kids will enjoy their time too. There are kids' beaches where little ones can enjoy the water without having aggressive waves. Or they can enjoy a day at De Palm Island, which is a small island very close to Aruba and has a water park.

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Jan 19, 2023

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