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A: Public Local Beach

by javier_cruz, 730 meters away

Located in the street República de Croacia, this beach was born during the peak period of the niter, ...

Public Local Beach

B: Tropic Of Capricorn

by Seungsang Yoo(유승상), 25.9 km away

Tropic Of Capricorn

C: Moon Valley - San Pedro de Atacama

by cristian gussago, 229.8 km away

Moon Valley - San Pedro de Atacama

D: Moon Valley at Atacama

by Guga Siqueira, 229.9 km away

Located in the Cordillera de la Sal, it is an extraordinary attraction being simmilar to the moon lan...

Moon Valley at Atacama

E: Moon Valley on the horse - S.Pedro de Atacama

by cristian gussago, 230.2 km away

Moon Valley on the horse - S.Pedro de Atacama

F: Salar de Atacama

by cristian gussago, 231.3 km away

Salar de Atacama

G: Salar de Atacama at Chile

by Guga Siqueira, 231.6 km away

South from San Pedro, you get to the center of the impressive Salar de Atacama. Through the way it is...

Salar de Atacama at Chile

H: Laguna Cejar - San Pedro de Atacama

by cristian gussago, 233.7 km away

Laguna Cejar - San Pedro de Atacama

I: Cordillera de la Sal

by Rokyun Ha, 236.6 km away

Cordillera de la Sal

J: Pucara de Quitor, Atacama

by Iker Ordoño, 239.5 km away

PUCARA DE QUITOR, AT SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA. AN OLD CASTLE AND OBSERVATORY.

Pucara de Quitor, Atacama

This panorama was taken in Chile, South America

This is an overview of South America

South America makes up the southern half of the Americas and a large part of Latin America. It's home to the world's longest mountain range, biggest waterfall and largest river -- even these mammoths pale in comparison to the stunning variety of life forms thriving in the rainforest.

To the northwest, off the coast of Ecuador, lie the Galapagos Islands, which are unique for hosting species not found anywhere else on earth. These were the subject of study for Charles Darwin in his theory of evolution, which he himself said will require proof in every single case.

The main languages in South America are Spanish and Portugese, which basically tells you which European countries colonized the place. The South American wars of independence took place over two decades in the early 19th century, led by Simon Bolivar of Venezuela and Jose san Martin of Argentina.

Following liberation from Portugal and Spain, South America took off into its own development, capitalizing on the rich deposits of oil, gold, copper, silver and tango musicians.

Brazil is the largest country in South America and home to one of the world's best parties, Carnaval. Have you heard of samba music? How about bossa nova? Maybe dancing for three days straight?

I can't say enough good things about South America. All the world's continents have amazing secrets and treasures laying in wait for your discovery, but in South America... just have a look at our pictures while you're waiting for online confirmation of your plane tickets to hit your inbox.

Text by Steve Smith.

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