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South American Cone

In South America, the Southern Andes creates a border between Chile and Argentina; the Uruguay River separates Argentina and Uruguay; while the Paraná River divides southeastern Paraguay from Argentina.

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The Southern Cone


Capital: Santiago


Capital: Buenos Aires


Capital: Montevideo


Capital: Asunción

Explore Places of the Southern Cone

Regions + Cities

Argentina Flag
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Argentina is the second-largest country in South America, occupying most of the continent’s southern tip. Its capital is Buenos Aires across the Rio de la Plata from Uruguay.

See the official Argentina Tourism pages.

*Buenos Aires: Piazzolla Tango Show with Optional Dinner
*From Buenos Aires: Colonia Ferry Tickets and Optional Tour
*Tigre Delta: Boat Tour from Buenos Aires
*Buenos Aires: Wine Tasting and Lunch at Bodega Gamboa
*From Puerto Iguazu: Argentina & Brazil Sides of Iguazu Falls

Uruguay Flag
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The second-smallest country in South America, Uruguay is tucked between Argentina and Brazil. Its capital is Montevideo, a 3-hour ferry ride from Bueno Aires, Argentina. Colonia del Sacramento is a UNESCO World Heritage Site just across the Rio de la Plata from Bueno Aires.

See the official Uruguay Tourism pages.

*From Buenos Aires: Colonia Ferry Tickets and Optional Tour
*Montevideo: Half-Day Sightseeing Tour
*Montevideo: Wine Tasting & Countryside Lunch Experience