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Top 6 Safest Countries to Visit in South America

An exotic and a diverse tourism experience awaits you!!!
Chaitrali Datar Nov 26, 2019

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A Topographical Jewel

South America is blessed with various multifarious geographical wonders.While on one hand, it has serene stretches of beaches, the other boasts of mountainous terrains combined with the perfect city life.

6 Safest Countries to Visit in South America

  • Chile
  • Uruguay
  • Argentina
  • Paraguay
  • Costa Rica
  • Bolivia

Chile

Ranks in the top 25 safe to visit countries in the world. Diversity is Chile's main stay. On one hand, there is the Atacama Desert while on the other hand, there is the San Rafael Glacier.

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Traveling Around in Chile

Buses are most common along with taxis, especially to travel in big cities. Be sure to book a taxi ride from your hotel.

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Tourism in Chile

One of the biggest countries in the South America, you will explore a bit of everything. Not to miss- Torres Del Paine National Park, Marble Caves, Atacama Desert and Santiago.

Uruguay

One of the most picturesque countries in South America, it has a stable political system with a low level of corruption.

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Traveling in Uruguay

Strong transportation of taxis is the biggest advantage in Uruguay. All of them use taxi meters and are reliable. Natural disasters, terrorism and scam risks are also low.

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Tourism in Uruguay

Uruguay is 9th on the Global Peace Index as the most livable and green country, with the most stable economic environment. It is fondly called as the 'Switzerland of South America'.

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Argentina

One of the most popular tourist destinations in South America, it is well-known for its amazing culture, food and picturesque tourist attractions.

Traveling in Argentina

Buses and cars are your best travel partners due to the massive network of roads, along with taxis. Only ensure that they are 'radio taxis with a clear phone number'.

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Aconcagua

Highest mountain in Argentina, South America.

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Tourism in Argentina

Argentina boasts of some stupendous travel attractions in the world and 2 of them are even included in the UNESCO World Heritage site.They are namely- Iguazu Falls and Quebrada de Humahuaca

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Paraguay

A relatively unexplored territory in South America, it has some beautiful travel escapades. Mainly comprising of the Savannas and grasslands, it has a lot of interesting experiences to offer.

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Traveling in Paraguay

The 3 main cities, Ciudad del Este, Luque, San Lorenzo are the most safest to travel. Public transport is not much reliable. Always book a company cab and carry your ID cards with you.

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Tourism in Paraguay

A perfect amalgamation of old city charm, tropical forests, colonial towns and nature reserves, it ranks as the fifth safest place in SA, on the Global Peace Index.

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Costa Rica

Well known for its warm and welcoming environment, Costa Rica is also home to gorgeous beaches and fascinating natural beauty.

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Traveling in Costa Rica

Buses are your best travel partner while exploring Costa Rica. They are easily available, inexpensive and high frequency. Refrain from driving on your own as the roads are a bit tricky to drive.

Tourism in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a brimming tourist hotspot with backpacking expeditions on one hand while luxury focused destinations on the other. The capital San Jose is a must visit city.

Bolivia

Visiting this country is like an adrenaline rush! You can paraglide in the deep valleys, go fishing in the Amazon river, explore the Bolivian parades, or indulge in wine tasting in Tarija.

Traveling in Bolivia

Public transportation is not much preferred, but you can always book a private taxi or a mini-van/bus. However, its safe to travel overall in Bolivia.

Not to miss - The Salt Flats

For a truly mesmerizing experience as a tourist , you have to visit the Salar De Uyuni, the largest Salt flats in the world.

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Western Bolivia Is Where the Action Is

Bolivia's best tourist places are all centered around in the Western part of the country. It also shares its borders with Chile and Peru. The proximity to the places given an edge to the tourists to explore maximum places in their itinerary.

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Quick Facts - South America

  • More than 300 languages are spoken in South America.
  • Most bio-diverse place - Amazon Rain forest.
  • Home to most civilizations in the world.
  • Home to rich natural resources.