South America: From the Andes through the Pampas to Rio

Travel pictures from South America

by Dr. Günther Eichhorn

In September 2002 I went to South America to visit several astronomical institutes in Chile, Argentina, and Brazil, and to attend a workshop of the United Nations on Basic Space Sciences in Cordoba, Argentina. In Chile I only visited Santiago, with brief excursions in the Andes from Santiago. From there I flew to Cordoba in Argentina, where I rented a car. After the conference I drove up into the Andes to Aconcagua, and then through the Pampas to Buenos Aires. I took an overnight trip to Iguazú Falls from there, and a day trip to Uruguay on the hydro foil ferry to Colonia. Next and last stop on the trip was Rio de Janeiro, where I stayed for four days. The following links have some of the pictures that I took on that trip.

One problem that I encountered in South America may be worth mentioning here: For every flight in South America that I had, the departure gate was changed. These changes happened after I checked in, without announcements!! I almost missed the first flight since I was waiting near the original gate. Only by chance did I start to feel uneasy at some point and check the gate information in the main hall. I got to the new gate just when they were closing the airplane door. From then on I watched the gate information closely, and sure enough, for both of the other flights that I had, the gate also changed without announcements.

I also have some pictures on-line from a trip in 1997 to Perú, two trips to Ecuador in 2004 and 2005, and another trip to Easter Island and mainland Chile in 2013.

In 2015 I visited three more countries in South America, Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana.

in 2018 I visited Brazil again, with a trip to the Pantanal, as well as Paraguay and Bolivia.

In 2019 I visited Colombia. I saw the Colombian Amazon Rainforest and San Agustín with the statues of a forgotten civilization.

All pictures are © Dr. Günther Eichhorn, unless otherwise noted.

Argentina Switchback
Brazil Rio sugarloaf beach
Brasil (Brazil)
Brazil Iguazu falls
Cataratas de Iguazú
Foz do Iguaçu
(Iguazu Falls)
Ecuador Comp
French Guiana
Guyane Française (French Guiana)
Peru Machu picchu
Uruguay Colonia tower

The total number of pictures online on my website from South America is 2464

Page last updated on Tue Jul 2 16:59:02 2019 (Mountain Standard Time)

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