South America

Concise Business Travel Guides for countries in South America including Argentina, Brazil and Colombia. Find useful travel advice, tips & resources for travellers. The guides include local country information, facts, visa requirements, business customs & etiquette, public holidays and more.

Argentina is located in south eastern South America, it is the second largest country in the region and is a member of the G20 nations. The economy has prominent food and beverages, motor vehicles, electronics and service sectors. Buenos Aires is a capital and largest city in Argentina & one of the largest in the region. Major cities include Buenos Aires, Córdoba, Rosario, Mendoza and La Plata. Well known attractions include Buenos Aires’s attractions including Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Pilar, Calle Museo Caminito, Plaza de Mayo, La Boca and Palermo. Other attractions include Iguazu Falls, Patagonia, The Andes Mountains and Mendoza. Business visitors can match a business trip with a spot of sightseeing to see more about the fascinating country.

Brazil is the largest country in South America and is one of the largest countries in the world. A member of the BRICS countries of fast growing economies, Brazil has been industrialising at a rapid pace and is set to become one of the largest and most influential economies in the world. Major cities include Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paolo, Salvador, Brasília and Fortaleza. Well known attractions in Rio include Statue of Christ the Redeemer (Cristo Redentor), Copacabana Beach, Maracana Stadium, Rio Carnival and Tijuca National Park. Other attractions include Iguazu Falls, Pantanal, Salvador Beaches and Amazon River.

Colombia is located in north western South America, it is the third largest economy in the region with prominent sectors in textiles, clothing and footwear, coffee, chemicals, gold and the automotive industry. Major cities include Bogotá, Medellín, Cali, Barranquilla and Cartagena. Well known attractions include Cartagena, Los Katíos National Park, Malpelo Island, Tierradentro and Colombian National Coffee Park. Attractions in Bogotá include Bolívar Square, Bogotá Botanical Garden, Gold Museum, Capitolio Nacional and National Museum.

South America Quick Facts:

Population: 387,489,196

Area total: 17,840,000 km sq km

Major cities: Río de Janeiro & Sao Paolo (Brazil), Buenos Aires & Córdoba (Argentina) & Bogotá (Colombia), Lima (Peru) & Santiago (Chile).

Official Languages: Spanish, English, French, Portuguese, Dutch & others.

Major Currencies: Brazilian Real, Argentinean Peso and Colombian Peso.

Time Zone: UTC-2 to UTC-5

Major International Airports: Sao Paulo (São Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport), Rio de Janeiro (Rio de Janeiro–Galeão International Airport), Buenos Aires (Ministro Pistarini International Airport), Bogotá (El Dorado International Airport).


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