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South American Travel Ideas with Our Improved Deals – Travelsim

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Latin America has recently become one of the hottest travel destinations. TravelSim are proud to announce that its 4.5 million users can now benefit from greatly reduced voice and data download costs in Latin America with its South American SIM card. Following a series of agreements with GSM partners, TravelSim now offers the lowest rates in the region of all the prepaid roaming services and concerns: Argentina, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay.

With incoming calls and text messages at a fixed no charge rate for regional visitors and outgoing calls and texts starting as low as 0.39 euros and 0.19 euros per minute respectively, there has never been a better time to visit South America. That’s why TravelSim have decided to compose a list of 5 of the best Latin American countries to visit right now:

Iguazu Falls, Argentina and Brazil

Big and wide Iguazu Falls with a small rainbowStretching across the border of Argentina and Brazil are the mighty Iguazu Falls. Measuring at up to four times the width of the Niagara Falls, and with 275 individual cascades to boast along a 2.7 km gorge, there is little wonder that the Iguazu Falls was recently inaugurated into the list of Seven New Wonders of Nature.

Likewise, considering the falls are home to over 2,000 plant species, an abundance of mammals and half of Argentina’s bird population it is no surprise that they are also UNESCO protected. Enjoy the two natural parks – Parque Nacional Iguazú (Argentina) and Parque Nacional do Iguaçu (Brazil) – with their winding nature trails and walkways or, if you’re feeling more adventurous, take a helicopter from Brazil around the falls or even a train from the Argentinian side.

Torres del Paine, Chile

Torres del Paine lake and mountainsLocated in the southern regions of the Andes in Patagonian Chile are the marauding mountains of the Torres del Paine national. Experience long walks in the wilderness or ride on horseback through South America’s finest national park. There you will find an abundance of unique wildlife set among luscious forests, flowing rivers and stunning glaciers. Looking out over it all are the iconic shard-like peaks of Torres del Paine.

Island of Capurganá, Colombia

People dancing on the street in costumesAn island getaway in the Caribbean, Capurganá was only truly discovered as a tourist destination as recently as the 1970s and for that reason maintains its natural charm and beauty. Enjoy long and unspoilt palm strewn beaches sandwiched between thick jungle and azure blue waters. Here, no motor vehicles are permitted, just pure natural bliss. Swim with dolphins, snorkel among coral reefs or visit the 300 exotic islands that make up the Archepelago of San Blas.

Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina

Experience the hike of a lifetime in Argentina upon a three mile wide, 200 foot high glacier. Pause as you walk upon the crackling, groaning ice to realise that you are walking upon something unique in nature, an advancing glacier. Below you is the world’s third largest source of fresh water locked up in 97 square miles of ice. The peculiar noises of the glacier are signs of its advance and gradual calving. Take walks below the ice too where ice tunnels and caves and bottomless dark blue lagoons create a magical experience.

Cusco, Peru

Four ladies in colorful clothesFew travellers to South America visit the continent without paying a visit to the Cosmopolitan Inca capital, Cusco. Scattered across the city are ancient Incan relics, beautiful Andean Baroque churches and charming locals selling alpaca knits on cobbled streets. Cusco is widely considered to be the archaeological capital of the Americas with the beautiful Qoriacancha palace and the church of Santo Domingo to name but two monuments. All of this history in the presence of a vibrant and warm atmosphere of summer festivals and music makes Cusco the continent’s oldest continuously inhabited city. Did I forget to mention that Machu Picchu is only 75km away? Indeed Cusco is also considered by many as the gateway to Machu Picchu, the stunning mountaintop city ruins of the Incans and one of the seven wonders of the modern world.

These are just a few of the many reasons to visit South America. Save up to 95% on  roaming fees and order the sim card here.