Insight Guides: South America

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Insight Guide South America is the most illustrated, full color travel guide to the continent on the market, and its lively narrative and stunning images provide both inspiration and information to plan a memorable trip to South America. The Best Of section highlights the unmissable sights and experiences – from Peru’s breathtaking citadel of Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail, the number one South American trek on most travelers’ wishlists, to vibrant Rio with its famous Carnival and beaches, sophisticated Buenos ...

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Overview

Insight Guide South America is the most illustrated, full color travel guide to the continent on the market, and its lively narrative and stunning images provide both inspiration and information to plan a memorable trip to South America. The Best Of section highlights the unmissable sights and experiences – from Peru’s breathtaking citadel of Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail, the number one South American trek on most travelers’ wishlists, to vibrant Rio with its famous Carnival and beaches, sophisticated Buenos Aires, and the jungles of the Amazon, home to the greatest biodiversity on the planet. Lively features focus on South America’s history and culture, while the Places chapters show you where to go in South America, with beautiful photography, insightful descriptions of all the main attractions, and detailed, full color maps for easy orientation. The Travel Tips section provides practical information for planning a trip and getting around once you’re there, along with our independent reviews of selected hotels and restaurants throughout South America.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780050676
  • Publisher: Apa Publications UK, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 6/1/2013
  • Series: Insight Guides Series
  • Edition description: Sixth Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 440
  • Sales rank: 306,572
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Economist and political scientist Stephan Küffner is a freelance journalist with extensive experience in South America. He has written for several well respected English-language publications including Time, The Economist and The Guardian newspaper, and has worked with Insight Guides on a range of South American titles.

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Table of Contents

The Best of South America
The Undiscovered Continent      
History
Decisive Dates
The First Peoples
The European Conquest
Independence
Into the 21st Century
Features
A Land of Many Faces
Music and Dance
Arts and Crafts
Architecture
Outdoor Adventures  
Rise of Populist Leaders
The Otavaleño Weavers
Ecotourism
Land of Eldorado
Machu Picchu
A Night at the Peña
Coca Leaves
The Last Hidden Tribes
Carnival!
A Bilingual Land (Paraguay)
A Jesuit Utopia
Wine Country (Chile)
Beef and Red Wine (Argentina)
Tango
The Gaucho
Pre-Columbian Societies
Explorers and Eccentrics
Lake Titicaca
Birds of the Galápagos
Riches of the Amazon
Places
Introduction
The North Coast
Colombia
Venezuela
Guyana
Suriname
French Guiana
The Andean Highlands
Peru
Bolivia
Ecuador
 
The Tropical Giant
Brazil
The Southern Cone
Paraguay
Chile
Easter Island
Uruguay
Argentina
The Falkland Islands
Travel Tips

Overview – GENERAL TIPS OF TRAVEL IN SOUTH AMERICA
Accommodations
Climate and When to Go
Crime and Safety
Customs
Embassies and Consulates
Etiquette
Health and Medical Care
Lost Property
Money
Photography
Shopping
Telecommunications
Tourist Information
Tour Operators
Transportation
What to Read
Women Travelers
 

Argentina
Transportation
A–Z of Practical Information

Bolivia
Transportation
A–Z of Practical Information

Brazil
Transportation
A–Z of Practical Information

Chile
Transportation
A–Z of Practical Information

Colombia
Transportation
A–Z of Practical Information

Ecuador
Transportation
A–Z of Practical Information

The Falkland Islands
Transportation
A–Z of Practical Information

French Guiana
Transportation
A–Z of Practical Information

Guyana
Transportation
A–Z of Practical Information

Paraguay
Transportation
A–Z of Practical Information

Peru
Transportation
A–Z of Practical Information

Suriname
Transportation
A–Z of Practical Information

Uruguay
Transportation
A–Z of Practical Information

Venezuela
Transportation
A–Z of Practical Information

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