buenos aires, argentina

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Buenos Aires is Argentina’s big, cosmopolitan capital city. Its center is the Plaza de Mayo, lined with stately 19th-century buildings including Casa Rosada, the iconic, balconied presidential palace. Other major attractions include Teatro Colón, a grand 1908 opera house with nearly 2,500 seats, and the modern MALBA museum, displaying Latin American art. 

montevideo, uruguay

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 Montevideo, Uruguay’s capital, is a major city along Montevideo Bay. It revolves around the Plaza de la Independencia, once home to a Spanish citadel. This plaza leads to Ciudad Vieja (the old town), with art deco buildings, colonial homes and landmarks including the towering Palacio Salvo and neoclassical performance hall Solís Theatre. Mercado del Puerto is an old port market filled with many steakhouses. 

punta del este, uruguay

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 Punta del Este  is a scenic resort area with miles of beautiful beaches, luxury hotels, restaurants, casinos, yachts and lots of tourists from all over the world. 

Home to the Hand ( La Mano) a sculpture in by Chilean artist Mario Irarrázabal. It depicts five human fingers partially emerging from sand and is located  on Parada 1 at Brava Beach .

For nature lovers visit  Isla de Lobos, a small island located about 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) southeast of Punta del Este  with colonies of  Sea Lions and birds.

 

PUERTO MADRYN, argentina

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 Puerto Madryn on the coast of northern Patagonia. Its sandy beaches and restaurant-lined promenade face Golfo Nuevo bay, where southern right whales breed from May to December. Ecocentro is a clifftop museum with exhibits on Patagonian nature, and a lighthouse-style tower for ocean views. Across the bay, rocky Valdes Peninsula is home to penguins and elephant seals.

cape horn

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 Cape Horn is a rocky headland on Hornos Island, in southern Chile's Tierra del Fuego archipelago. It's surrounded by wild seas off the southern tip of South America where the Pacific and Atlantic oceans meet. The albatross-shaped Cape Horn Monument commemorates the lives of thousands of seafarers who perished attempting to sail around the cape. A secluded lighthouse and the tiny Stella-Maris Chapel are nearby. 

USHUAIA, ARGENTINA

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 Ushuaia is a resort town in Argentina. It's located on the Tierra del Fuego archipelago, the southernmost tip of South America, nicknamed the “End of the World.” The windswept town, perched on a steep hill, is surrounded by the Martial Mountains and the Beagle Channel. It's the gateway to Antarctica cruises and tours to nearby Isla Yécapasela, known as “Penguin Island” for its penguin colonies. 

CHILEAN FJORDS

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 The southern coast of Chile presents a large number of fjords and fjord-like channels from the latitudes of Cape Horn to Reloncaví Estuary. Some fjords and channels are important navigable channels providing access to ports like Punta Arenas, Puerto Chacabuco and Puerto Natales 

PUNTA ARENES, CHILE

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 Punta Arenas is a city near the tip of Chile's southernmost Patagonia region. Located on the Strait of Magellan, which connects the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, it's often used as base for excursions to the surrounding wilderness and Antarctica. The Plaza Muñoz Gamero has a memorial to explorer Ferdinand Magellan, and the Museo Nao Victoria features a replica of one of his galleons. 

puerto monntt, chili

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 Puerto Montt is a port city in southern Chile’s Lake District, known as a gateway to the Andes mountains and the Patagonian fjords. The city’s neoclassical cathedral, built from wood in the 19th century, overlooks Plaza de Armas square. Nearby, Casa del Arte Diego Rivera displays contemporary works by local and national artists. Just outside the city lie Caleta de Angelmó Market and Calbuco, an active volcano. 

san antonio, chili

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 San Antonio is the capital of the San Antonio Province in the Valparaíso Region, Chili. It is a fishing area that spans the Chilean coast from Rocas de Santo Domingo to Cartagena. Its port is the largest in regards to handling freight and the busiest in the west coast of South America. 

santiago, chili

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 Santiago or Santiago de Chile is the capital and largest city of Chile as well as one of the largest cities in the Americas. Santiago is the cultural, political and financial capital of Chile.