Easter Week in South America Is Not Just A Moment Of Religious Reflexion, but also an Opportunity to Connect Deeply with Nature 

Eastern South America

The scenery during Holly week this year is to stay at home, stay healthy. We hope that this time of religious reflection you can relax and find yourself, think about what is really important in your life and try the best you can do.

We are sure our society is smart enough to deal with this illness and that we will find the best solution possible.

Here we share some of the activities you use to be able to visit, we are taking reservations for the next year.

Easter is a crucial moment in the spiritual and touristic aspects of each country that constitutes South America. For this reason, tourists can use the options the countries offer these days to enjoy this part of the world. These options combine tradition and originality, usually at a low cost.

Peru

Iquitos Peru
Iquitos Peru

Iquitos is the most important city in the Amazon, a mythical area full of stories, legends, and ecological sites in the Peruvian jungle.

Highlights for visitors include the Obelisk of Heroes and Kisth Pool, in the Plaza de Armas, La Casa de Fierro, built-in 1887 by Gustave Eiffel, the architect of the Eiffel Tower, and the Malecón Tarapacá, a boulevard along the Amazon River.

You should not miss the beaches in south Lima that can hold a million bathers on Thursday and Friday. In Peru, the mixture of Catholicism and pagan religions creates some of the most colorful celebrations of Holy Week.

Brazil

A visit to Christ the Redeemer, 709 m. a.s.l., in the heavenly city of Rio de Janeiro, should be on the top of your list for Holy Week in Brazil. This statue was named one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World in 2007.

Brazil has the most significant number of Catholics in the world. In this country, the most important day of Easter is Good Friday, when 50 thousand faithful make a pilgrimage to the Basilica of Nuestra Señora Aparecida, which is located 167 kilometers from Sao Paulo.

The celebration of Holy Week in Brazil is very interesting because the Brazilian people are very faithful, and their traditions combine Catholic rituals with African religions.

Bolivia

During Holy Week, thousands of pilgrims walk 150 km from the city of La Paz to Copacabana. The celebration lasts three days, people of all ages come to the sanctuary due to their devotion to the Virgin of Copacabana.

This is a custom that dates from before the arrival of the Spaniards and is surrounded by interesting myths, legends, and beliefs.

Chile

On Ash Saturday, the people of La Serena walk down the Avenue of the Sea, participating in the traditional Via Crucis. Its organizers expect about 200 people to take part in the Via Crucis. On Easter Sunday, a public holiday for Christians, a Mass of Resurrection will take place in this same beautiful natural environment.

Uruguay

Colonia del Sacramento in Uruguay is an excellent option to escape for a few days of Holy Week. Enjoy the tranquility of their streets, the historic center, and the coast of the Rio de la Plata. During Holy Week, various activities are carried out that reflects the rich multicultural history of the place: the indigenous legacy and the Spanish and Portuguese presence.

Guyana

Today we seek rest in these paradisiacal places, which previously were thought to be El Dorado. Each year this country offers more infrastructure for tourists. Holy Week is an excellent opportunity to experience the customs of the only South American country that continues to speak English. This fact is an expression of the culture in this place.

Ecuador

El Panecillo
El Panecillo

Easter is celebrated with music and a hearty family meal. Easter in Ecuador is lived intensely with firmly held religious traditions that have developed over the years. Those who visit this country during this time may participate in these rites in the depths of the jungle, the mighty Andes, or along a blue sea.

Venezuela

This year the president of Venezuela is accused of drug dealing and with a heavy crisis. For this reason, the country´s tourist travel will be atypical.

Two destinations that we recommend during these days:

Barlovento

Situated just 45 minutes from the capital, Barlovento has numerous beautiful beaches bathed by the warm Caribbean sun and entertainment for the whole family.

For information on lodging options in this area: http://www.viajesaguamarina.com or www.nafitours.com

Mochima

Mochima´s waters were declared a national park in 1973. Here you can enjoy both the wonders of the islands and islets and close contact with wildlife in a protected area of nearly 95 thousand hectares. The most popular beaches are Arapito and Colorado.

For information on travel packages: http://www.excellent-tours.com.ve or http://www.viajesfullenjoy.com

For information on travel packages please write to diego@barefootexpeditions.com

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