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Top 5 Travel Destinations in Latin America in 2023

Latin America offers a wide range of experiences for travelers from all over the world due to the natural, cultural and gastronomic richness of its magnificent cities and towns. Here are five highly recommended destinations to visit in 2023.

Sacred Valley, Peru

One of the most important archaeological sites of Inca culture, this iconic Peruvian destination offers visitors an opportunity to see the ruins of Pisac and Ollantaytambo, in addition to learning about the Inca civilization’s magnificent past. provide visitors with a wonderful historical adventure. You’ll have the opportunity to learn about the picturesque craft market, the impressive Incurry Museum, and the array of restaurants that serve menus crafted from a wealth of local culinary ingredients.

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Peru’s Sacred Valley is one of the most amazing places in the world.

Visitors cannot miss the Chinchero Archaeological Park. The place has an impressive aqueduct and terraces, allowing tourists to get acquainted with the cultural customs of the region. For example, amazing textile creations showing how local artisans dye wool and create designs for clothing are sold at the Abierto de Pisac Market, one of Cusco’s most iconic markets, along with pottery, jewellery, and more. , traditional toys and local food can also be found. Another great place is the Pisac Archaeological Park. Here, tourists can visit the impressive ruins. The Temple of the Moon is a structure very similar to the famous structure of Machu Picchu.

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In Peru’s Sacred Valley, artisans display their amazing textile creations.

Lake Titicaca, Bolivia/Peru

The area around Lake Titicaca, on the border of Bolivia and Peru, was home to the ancient Aymara civilizations of the Pucara, Tihuanca and Trajanako. Here you’ll find the Lake Titicaca Tourist Sanctuary, which preserves the nature and wildlife of more than 70 islands, including the Uros, Taquile and Amantani islands of Peru, and Isla del Sol, which partly belongs to Bolivia. Visitors can rent a boat to explore the islands and enjoy the stunning natural scenery surrounded by the Andes Mountains.

Lake Titicaca and Machu Picchu Independent Adventure
Lake Titicaca, the world’s tallest lake, is a natural jewel shared by Peru and Bolivia.

Culturally speaking, one of the most exciting places for tourists is Taquile Island, just over two hours (by boat) from the city of Puno. Visitors enjoy watching artisans weave beautiful fabrics and fishing on the area’s beaches. Tourists should note that island residents are personally escorted and provide guides for meals and tours of the area until they reach a high vantage point for spectacular views of sacred Lake Titicaca.

Additionally, on other islands such as Amantani and the so-called Uros floating islands, tourists have the opportunity to live with families on ecotourism programs that include tours of Mount Pachamama, and visit craft shops where crafts can be purchased. jewelry, ceramics, textiles, etc.

Lencois Marenhenses, Brazil

Located on Brazil’s north coast, this national park is a destination of extraordinary natural beauty spanning over 380,000 acres of vast territory, including stunning lagoons, mangroves and vast deserts with giant sand dunes.

The buggies that visitors rent to tour the desert do not encroach on animal habitats to protect the ecosystem, including many migratory birds. In addition, tourists can also go horseback riding or explore Rio de Preguicas by boat, kayak, or paddleboard. At the end of the tour, visitors can visit local restaurants that serve local cuisine menus and stay in hotels of different categories.

Lake Titicaca Homestay Independent Adventure
Indigenous communities live on the shores of Lake Titicaca and host visitors with cultural and ecotourism experiences.

Those who like walking within the national park can find guided tours from the village of Attins. This tour takes visitors through trails filled with giant sand dunes and crystal clear blue and green lagoons such as Lagoa Zulu and Lagoa Bonita. You can take a swim to cool off on a hot day. In addition, you can enjoy the mangroves of Queimada dos Britos and Baixa Grande.

colombia, medellin

This is one of Colombia’s most iconic cities, with picturesque streets, stunning natural and cultural attractions, and comfortable restaurants serving local and international menus.

One of the most iconic places in the city is the popular area of ​​Comuna 13. Once a mafia ghetto, it is now a bohemian place where tourists enjoy all kinds of artistic expression, especially the incredible display of graffiti. Another of Medellín’s other big attractions is the cable car up the mountain, where visitors can enjoy stunning views of this extraordinary city. Once back, tourists can visit Pueblito his paisa, a place that combines craftsmanship, gastronomy and architecture. It also offers majestic views of the mountains through Medellin and the Abra Valley.

Comuna 13, Medellin, Colombia
Once a mafia ghetto, Medellín’s Comuna 13 is now a bohemian place where tourists enjoy works of art. (Medellin Convention & Visitors Bureau).

Visitors cannot miss Plaza Botero, one of Medellín’s greatest sites of heritage and architectural wealth. In this area, visitors will find the Antioquia Museum, which houses his 23 sculptures of the famous Colombian artist Fernando Botero. Other highly recommended places in the city are the Botanical Gardens, Explora Park, MAMM Museum of Modern Art and Santa Fe de Antioquia.

Mendoza, Argentina

For wine lovers, the city of Mendoza is a paradise with over 1,000 wineries. Among them, the producers of the Malbec grape, native to France, stand out, producing world-famous wines. Visitors can visit countless vineyards, museums, bars and restaurants in this special destination in Argentina. It not only serves the region’s exquisite wines, but also offers a menu of delicious meats cooked Argentinian-style.

In addition to gastronomic tourism, Mendoza also offers amazing landscapes that can be enjoyed on adventure tours to amazing locations such as the Villavicencio Nature Reserve, Puente del Inca, Cerro de los Siete Colores, Barrecitos, Dique Potrerillos, one of the most popular and the famous Mount Aconcagua. offers. Above all, of climbers from all over the world.

Vineyards in Mendoza, Argentina
Mendoza has tours for visitors to get to know the best vineyards in the area. (Photo credit: Avanti Destinations).

Another highly recommended place in Mendoza is the thermal springs of Termas de Cacheuta. It offers visitors a series of ponds containing water between 95 and 122 degrees F. The water comes from the subsoil after the mountains melt. Also in the area is his Atuel Canyon, located in the city of San Rafael. The site features rock formations created by river and wind erosion, and visitors can enjoy adventure tourism with activities such as rafting, canoeing, kayaking, and windsurfing. , La Procession, El Hongo.

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