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Following the acquisition of City Discovery by VELTRA Corporation in February 2016, the decision has been made to close the City Discovery brand and consolidate its operations.

VELTRA will continue to serve travelers the best tours, activities and transfers worldwide through its website:

Previous bookings with City Discovery will be organized as normal.

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Customers Recommend South American Tours from

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (October 1, 2010)—As a travel destination, South America comes highly recommended. announced that, on average, tours and attractions in South American cities are rated 4-stars and receive positive customer reviews. In the travel website’s latest tours selection, South American cities are prominently featured, particularly Buenos Aires, La Paz, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago, Bogota, and Quito.

“Top destinations in South America have always been a key part of our product inventory,” said Marc Azoulay,’s business development manager. “From natural wonders to archaeological splendors, great beaches and a host of cultural attractions, South America draws visitors year in and year out, a fact which City Discovery recognizes when improving its marketing strategy in the continent.”

According to Azoulay, the company has also launched a strong marketing campaign to reach out to the markets in South America, part of which is the launch of several language platforms, including Spanish and Portuguese, last year. The company has opened another office in Rio de Janeiro in June.

Ratings and reviews are displayed on the site.

Selected Tours and Attractions in South America offers 21 activities in Buenos Aires, four of which are bestsellers: Buenos Aires City Tour, Tigre and Delta with Coast Train, Gaucho Party, and Dinner Tango Show - Sabor A Tango.

Loraine L. of the US highly recommended the Buenos Aires City Tour, “the tour guide, Miriam, was extremely talented. She was fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese. She filled the time with good information, answered questions, and gave a first time traveler to Buenos Aires an excellent overview of the city. I would highly recommend the tour to anyone visiting the city...”

In La Paz, City Discovery offers a half-day or a full-day tour of La Paz City and Moon Valley. Both itineraries feature the famous Witch Doctor’s Market, the San Francisco Colonial Church, Plaza Murillo, the colonial street of Jaen, the replica of the semi-subterranean temple of the Tiwanuku culture, the residential areas of Obrajes, Calacoto and La Florida, and a ceramic workshop in Moon Valley.

Nineteen attractions are available on the Rio de Janeiro page. Rio by Day, Corcovado Tour and Helicopter Tour are consistent bestsellers, earning favorable reviews like “Good overview of the city and a well presented and clear guide for the day,” “Perfect tour if you just have one day in Rio,” and “We liked it and recommend it.”

In Santiago, the website offers 31 things to do including the Vina Del Mar and ValParaiso City Tour and Santiago City Tour and Santa Lucia Hill - Private Tour. The Wine Train at the Colchagua Valley lets travelers enjoy different flavors of wines onboard a classic train that dates back to 1913. A visit to the Colchagua Museum, which has an interesting collection of insects trapped in amber, is part of the itinerary.

In Bogota, with 39 activities, the Grand City Tour and Go Kart Race Activity Tour are popular activities. The former offers a concise view of Bogota’s pre-Hispanic, colonial and contemporary history, while the latter lets travelers have a fascinating time in the city’s complex karting circuit.

There are 47 things to do in Quito including the Cotopaxi National Park and Hacienda and Otavalo Market. Daiv S., a client from the US, also recommended the Mindo Rainforest with Lunch - Ecotourism and Adventure:

“We enjoyed almost everything. The scenery was amazing and the guides were professional, well versed in their field and extremely knowledgeable. The lunch stop was great (and needed after 5 hours of hiking) as was the butterfly ranch…”

City Discovery also offers tours in Ushuaia, Lima, Sucre, Asuncion, and Montevideo. For other travel ideas in South America, visit and be updated on new tours and airport transfers.

For featured travel experiences and photos by customers, read the City Discovery Travel Blog ( and follow on Facebook ( and Twitter ( is currently holding a US$200 GC Giveaway on its Facebook Page and giving away promo codes on Twitter.

About City Discovery
City Discovery is a leading provider of sightseeing tours, travel experiences and ground transportation worldwide. With over 5,000 carefully selected travel activities in 300 destinations and user-friendly features such as traveler reviews, wishbox, suggested itineraries and gift certificates, City Discovery sells directly to consumers through and a network of over 7,500 travel agencies and affiliates. City Discovery is available in 15 languages and has offices in USA, France, Greece, Italy, Brazil, and the Philippines.

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