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Where to Go in South America After the Olympics

Destination & Tourism | Janeen Christoff | August 13, 2016

Where to Go in South America After the Olympics

PHOTO: Rio de Janeiro (Photo by David Cogswell) 

A vacation after a vacation? If you are at the Olympic Games, that may be just what you want to do. Relax and enjoy the wonders of South America after the craziness of being a spectator at the Olympic Games. 

If you are lucky enough to have that much time to spare, CNN has some suggestions for where to go

Topping their list is a destination perfect for wine lovers: Mendoza, Argentina. The recommend stopping in at the Vines Resort & Spa.

“A day may go something like this: Wake in a private villa (the smallest is a whopping 1,000 square feet), pad over to the floor-to-ceiling windows and rub your eyes as you can't quite believe the view, then head onto the deck for a morning yoga session,” writes Gabriel O'Rorke. 

It’s winter in South America, so for those looking to really “chill” out, head to Portillo, Chile, and hit the slopes. 

“Here it's an old-school skiing experience, a throwback to 50 years ago when skiing was glamorous, queues at the lifts were unheard of and waiters in red jackets served afternoon tea atop white tablecloths. All this still happens at Portillo,” writes O’Rorke.

Or head out to the Pacific Ocean at Zapallar, Chile. Zapallar is the country’s hidden beach gem. 

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“Compared to the Hamptons by some of those lucky enough to have walked its sandy shores, this central Chilean town is where the country's movers and shakers build their pads -- from Alpine chalets to Grecian villas,” she says. 

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