South America has many beautiful wonders of the world. In South America there are five of the most popular vacation destinations of which are: the Patagonia, Salar de Uyuni, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, and the Galapagos Islands. People from all over the world visiti these South American tourist destinations and many do every year.

Planning your vacation to South America is important not only because it is  very big continent, it can become pretty overwhelming if you do not know exactly where you want to go. So try to book with a travel agency for you might find a package with hotel and tour guides included. This can make your vacation much easier by helping you to visit as much as possible during your stay in South America.

If you want to plan your trip on your own, though, then choose your destinations depending on your interests, fitness levels, and even language skills. Do not book mountain climbing adventures if you are not the outdoors type or even if your doctor does not think it is safe for you to go. Also be sure to only traverse inner provinces if you at least understand Spanish. Very few people in the inner regions of South America speak English, and you might get lost in translation.

You should also get your travel documents in order. Each country in South America has different travel or visa requirements. They also have very different rules as to what you can do and how you can do it. So knowing and following the rules may be the difference between a good vacation and a night mare.

It is important to note that you should check on the country you plane to visit. How are there relations with other counreies? Are there any current conflicts going on that might make it dangerous to travel there? You can inquire about these directly from the embassy or consulate of the South American country you intend to visit but it is advised you check with the American State Department first since they have the most recent updates on every place in the world.

Register with the Department of State, especially if you plan a stay in one place for longer than a few weeks, or in an area where communications are poor. How do you do this? Simply visit and catalog your itinerary. If you forget to do this while you are still in the U.S., then register in the U.S. embassy of the South American country you are visiting as soon as you arrive.

Pack your bags with essentials. Traveling long hours (especially by airplane) to South America can be distressing if you do not have the right tools with you. Bring a lightweight pillow, a sleep mask, a travel blanket, and basic pain relievers such as back gel wraps. These items will make you feel more comfortable during the flight, so you can recharge and use your energy for exploring South America when you land.