South America by Stephan KuffnerSouth America by Stephan Kuffner

South America

byStephan Kuffner

Paperback | June 1, 2013

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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 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.
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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Title:South AmericaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:440 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:June 1, 2013Publisher:APA Publications UK, LtdLanguage:English

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The Best of South AmericaThe Undiscovered ContinentHistoryDecisive DatesThe First PeoplesThe European ConquestIndependenceInto the 21st CenturyFeaturesA Land of Many FacesMusic and DanceArts and CraftsArchitectureOutdoor Adventures Rise of Populist LeadersThe OtavaleÑo WeaversEcotourismLand of EldoradoMachu PicchuA Night at thePeÑaCoca LeavesThe Last Hidden TribesCarnival!A Bilingual Land (Paraguay)A Jesuit UtopiaWine Country (Chile)Beef and Red Wine (Argentina)TangoThe GauchoPre-Columbian SocietiesExplorers and EccentricsLake TiticacaBirds of the GalápagosRiches of the AmazonPlacesIntroductionThe North CoastColombiaVenezuelaGuyanaSurinameFrench GuianaThe Andean HighlandsPeruBoliviaEcuador The Tropical GiantBrazilThe Southern ConeParaguayChileEaster IslandUruguayArgentinaThe Falkland IslandsTravel TipsOverview - GENERAL TIPS OF TRAVEL IN SOUTH AMERICAAccommodationsClimate and When to GoCrime and SafetyCustomsEmbassies and ConsulatesEtiquetteHealth and Medical CareLost PropertyMoneyPhotographyShoppingTelecommunicationsTourist InformationTour OperatorsTransportationWhat to ReadWomen Travelers ArgentinaTransportationA-Z of Practical InformationBoliviaTransportationA-Z of Practical InformationBrazilTransportationA-Z of Practical InformationChileTransportationA-Z of Practical InformationColombiaTransportationA-Z of Practical InformationEcuadorTransportationA-Z of Practical InformationThe Falkland IslandsTransportationA-Z of Practical InformationFrench GuianaTransportationA-Z of Practical InformationGuyanaTransportationA-Z of Practical InformationParaguayTransportationA-Z of Practical InformationPeruTransportationA-Z of Practical InformationSurinameTransportationA-Z of Practical InformationUruguayTransportationA-Z of Practical InformationVenezuelaTransportationA-Z of Practical Information