If you are planning to explore South America, this is going to be an awarding journey for you. The continent has many astonishing places and treasures to offer. Whether its innate markets or colorful landscapes, they will all amaze you. The more you discover the continent, the more you would want to experience.
The uniqueness of its people and climate invite you to discover the vibrant South American Continent.
The South America has varied locations as well as weather conditions. The South America is located in the southern west hemisphere of the earth and is in the southern side of the American landmass. The North America and South America were connected due to the establishment of the Isthmus (narrow strip) of Panama, a few million years back. Because of this connection, “the Great American Interchange” came into existence. There are many Islands in South America possessed by various countries of the continent. The Caribbean-South American is a part of the mainland that includes countries adjoining the Caribbean Sea. These South American countries are French Guiana, Guyana-Suriname, Venezuela, and Columbia. The range of mountains located on the western side of the South America is Andes. The eastern land of these mountains towards their northern mountains range is most dense tropical rain forests in the massive basins of the Amazon River.
Most regions of the South America have tropical weather. In the northern side of the continent, the climate is tropical savanna and humid tropical.
While the atmosphere in the Amazon regions is wet due to heavy rainfall and larger rainy season during the year, the eastern Patagonia, on the other hand, is arid. Along with this, the weather conditions in the Atacama Desert are also scorched making it the driest region around the globe. On the other side, the temperature of the Andes mountain range is cold most of the year. Most of the regions in South America have heavy rainfalls making the climate moist with mostly hot in terms of weather conditions.
The climate of South America sees a huge variation of the weather conditions, from hot to cold, from wet to dry. The spring and the autumn are the best time for the visitors to explore the continent.
The culture of South America has a European and African influence. It is one of the most modern and richest cultures in the world. While the Europeans had a great impact on South Americans and brought the colonized structures in the continent, the slaves of Africa equally molded the culture and language of the South America.
The people of the continent have a great penchant for music. Their world-famous music genres include the tango from Argentina, Cumbia from Colombia and samba from Brazil. The South America is also well known for its genius art and crafts. The silver filigree, woven clothes, and handicrafts are some examples of the exquisite forms of the art of the continent. Other than all these, the South America is popular for its cuisine, festivals, parades and celebrations.
The natural marvels of South America include an array of regions such as its vast deserts, dense inviting rain forests, vivacious red canyons, sunny beaches, ice-peaked mountains and much more. The basins of Amazon have places that you can explore through boating or cruises in its waterways whether the wildlife or the exotic markets, everything about Amazon region and its forests is so mysterious.
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The South America has everything for everyone. From ancient worship places by the Incas to wildlife sanctuaries, from incredible heritages to countless waterways of Amazon river, from night clubs with salsa and tango to adventurous activities on beaches and numerous festivals to modern celebrations. The list is endless. South America is a treasure for the tourists with its wonderful destinations and equally pleasant and friendly people.