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Sao Paulo and Rio, Brazil

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Dreams of Brazil

Mr. B

Southeastern Brazil is home to the country's two primary urban centers: Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo.  Each is capital of a state with the same name, and the cities are "only" about 435 km (around 250 mi) apart - practically neighbors by the enormous scale of Brazil.  The two cities are a study in contrasts - Rio being the cultural capital of Brazil (as well as its capital city until 1960), Sao Paulo the business capital.  In this video, Mr. B gives us an aerial view of both of these great cities - from the perspective of a drone.  

Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Buenos Aires - Argentina | 4K

c13studio

If you are thinking of making a trip to South America, you'll want to add Buenos Aires, Argentina to your itinerary after you check out this drone video by c13studio.  It opens with a beautiful shot of the Palace of the Argentine National Congress at the end of the  Avenida de Mayo.  Other top sights you'll see include the Obelisk of Buenos Aires (which marked the city's 400th birthday), the Puente de la Mujer (Woman's Bridge), the modern skyscrapers in the revitalized Porto Madeiro district, and more.   

Bogota, Colombia

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Colombia - The Best of Bogota

worldmoments

Bogota is the capital of Colombia and one of the largest cities in South America, with a metro population of about 10 million.  In this drone video, contributor and pilot Worldmoments gives us an aerial guided tour of this metropolis, which was founded in the 16th century by Spanish conquistadors.  The city sits on a plateau within the Andes Mountains system.  Highlights of the video include footage of La Candelaria, La Candelaria, El Chorro de Quevedo, Centro Cultural García Marquez, and more.

Quito, Ecuador

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Quito, Ecuador by The Drone Xperience

thedronexperience

While Quito is the capital of Ecuador, it is actually its second largest city after Guayaquil.  The city is at a high altitude - at 2.9k meters above sea level (9.3k ft) the only national capital at a higher altitude is La Paz in neighboring Bolivia.   It's also one of the best-preserved cities on the continent, the center of which has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site.  Creator thedroneexperience mounted an X5 camera to his DJI Inspire 2 drone to create this amazing aerial tour of the great city.

Cordoba, Argentina

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Mornings in Cordoba Argentina

JustinPoore

Codoba is the second most populous city in the South American nation of Argentina, and the capital of the province bearing the same name.  It sits in the interior of the country, northwest of the capital city Buenos Aires, in the foothills of the Sierra Chica Mountains.  In this video, top content creator and pilot Justin Poore uses a drone to give us a bird's eye view of this amazing city, which was founded by the Spanish in the 16th century and is considered a major cultural center for all of South America.  

Montevideo, Uruguay

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Montevideo

Drone 5

For a one minute+ tour of the Uruguayan capital city of Montevideo, it's hard to beat this drone video by Drone 5.  Shot along the city's waterfront on the Rio de la Plata, the video captures the city's beaches, its famous Rambla de Montevideo promenade, its busy seaport, and the neoclassical Legislative Palace building   It also features some amazing shots of the Telecommunications Tower with its curved roof (the city's tallest building), as well as some epic timelapses.  

Salvador, Brazil

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Pelourinho, Salvador Bahia DJI Inspire2 Zenmuse X5S

Peu Ribeiro

Peu Ribeiro used a DJI Inspire 2 drone to create this stunning video of the Old Town of Salvador, Brazil.  Salvador is the largest city in the state of Bahia and it's the fourth largest city in the country (after Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Brasilia) as well as the largest in the officially recognized Northeast Region.  The historic city was "discovered" by the Spaniards in 1500 but settled by the Portuguese beginning in the mid-16th century.  It is one of the oldest European settlements in the Western Hemisphere.  

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Cidade de Deus-Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

PaulVlad

For a two and a half minute aerial tour of the great Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, it's tough to beat this drone video by top content creator and drone pilot PaulVlad.  His video brings some of the epic views for which the city is famous, such as the impressive skyline and Copacabana Beach, the Christ the Redeemer statue, and more.  Some of the best footage in the video is aerial footage of a hang glider working its way down the steep hills which surround Brazil's second largest city and erswhile capital.  

Lima, Peru

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Lima, Peru from Above: DJI Mavic Pro

14tooth Films

Peru's capital city Lima, located midway down its Pacific Coast, is a new city by Peruvian standards.  It was founded in 1535 by a Spanish Conquistador who had conquered the Inca Empire around Cusco, the older city to the south.  Now, Lima is home to a population of over 10 million, making it one of the top three cities in South America.  14Toothfilms used  a DJI Mavic Pro drone to create this memorable aerial view of the Peruvian city, whose population exceeds the next largest city by roughly ten times.   

Medellin, Colombia

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Stormchasing in Medellin, Colombia

Unraveled Studios

Medellin is the second largest city in Colombia (after the capital city, Bogota), and the capital of the Antioquia region which occupies a northern section of the country.  Like most South American cities, Medellin was founded in the 16th century by Spanish conquerors.  It sits atop numerous lists of the best cities in South America.  In this video, contributor Unraveled Studios was able to fly a drone over Medellin during the approach of a major thunderstorm over the surrounding mountains. 

Recife, Brazil

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Recife: An Aerial Grand Tour

acaetano

For a first upload to AirVuz, new contributor acaetano brings us this beautiful drone video of the Brazlian port city of Recife.  The state capiral of Pernambuco, Recife is the center of the country's fourth-largest metropolitan area after Sao Paulo, Rio, and Brasilia.  One of the oldest cities in Brazil, it was founded by the Portuguese in the 1530's.  The video includes footage of some of the city's most well-known spots, including its Crystal Tower statue, the Capibaribe River, Porto Digital, and the Twin Towers near Pina Beach.

Caracas, Venezuela

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Infinity Visuals - Casco central of Caracas, Venezuela

Infinity Visuals

Venezuela's capital city Caracas is situated in the northern part of this giant South American country, near the Caribbean Sea coast.  Depending on the area counted, Greater Caracas is one of the 6-7 largest urban areas on the South American continent.  Contributor Infinity Visuals, one of the top drone piloting companies in Venezuela, treats us to an aerial tour of this city.  Like the majority of the Latin America capital cities, Caracas was founded by Spanish conquistadors in the 16th century.    

Brasilia, Brazil

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Brasília -DF

TM Drone

Contributor DM Drone created this fascinating aerial video of Brasilia, Brazil's planned capital city.  Located in the country's interior, Brasilia was built beginning in the mid-1950's, taking over as capital from Rio de Janeiro in 1960.  As the federal capital, in the course of just a few decades it's emerged as the country's #3 city, after Sao Paulo and Rio.  The video highlights some of the city's landmarks, including the National Stadium, Cathedral of Brasília, the National Congress and the JK Bridge.

Fortaleza, Brazil

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Sunset in the City of Fortaleza, Brazil

Luiz Jr

Contributor and pilot Luiz Jr created this aerial video of his hometown of Fortaleza, Brazil.  Fortaleza is the capital of the state of Ceará in the northeastern region.  Fortaleza is one of the wealthiest cities in northeastern Brazil, and its port one of the busiest in the country.  It's one of the oldest European settlements anywhere in the western Hemisphere, even though it wasn't colonized in earnest by the Portuguese for some time after it was "discovered" initially by the Spanish.

La Paz, Bolivia

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La Paz from the Sky

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La Paz is the capital of Bolivia and the center of its largest metropolitan area.  Among other distinctions, it's known as the highest capital city in the world, with an elevation of  3.6k km above sea level (about 12k ft).  It's in a plateau-valley which is surrounded by some of the taller peaks in this part of the Andes Mountains system.   This drone video will give you a bird's eye view of La Paz, which was founded (like almost all South American capital cities) by Spanish conquistadoras in the 16th century.  

Belo Horizonte, Brazil

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Belo Horizonte at 120: A Tribute to Our City

RG Drones

Rg Drones created this spectacular aerial view of the 120th anniversary of one of the youngest cities in Brazil.  Belo Horizonte is the capital of the state of Minas Gerais in southeastern Brazil, the second largest state in the country.  Belo Horizonte is the sixth largest city in Brazil, and its metropolitan area is the third largest after Rio and Sao Paulo.  The city as it exists today was built as part of a plan for a new state capital to replace the gold mining town Ouro Preto, which lies to its southeast.  

Arequipa, Peru

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Arequipa Plaza de Armas

Esteban Clua

Check out this drone video from the Plaza de Armas (main square) of the city of Arequipa in southern Peru, compliments of contributor Esteban Clua.  Although its population is less than a tenth of Lima's, it is Peru's second largest city by that measure.  It's situated in the region of the same name, which is the third province up from the country's southern border with Chile.  Founded by the Spanish in the midst of their conquest of the country, Arequipa is one of the most industrialized cities in the country.  

Curitaba, Brazil

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Above My City: Curitiba, Brazil

BielPilot

Check out this beautiful drone video of an important city in Southern Brazil, compliments of contributor BielPilot.  Curitiba is the capital and largest city of the state of Paraná, one of the three states which makes up the Southern Region of Brazil.  It's the center of a metropolitan area of about 3.5 million people, the seventh largest in the country as of 2018.  The city sits on a plateau well away from the state's Atlantic coastline. The largest city in Southern Brazil, it's also one of the most developed in the country.   

Cartagena, Colombia

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Cartagena, Colombia

wyldandalive

Prepare to be amazed by this stunning 4k drone video of Cartagena, Colombia, compliments of top contributor wyldandalive.  Founded in 1533, it was one of the first cities of what became the gigantic Spanish overseas empire.  Situated on the country's Caribbean Sea coastline, it's Colombia's principal seaport.  During Colonial times, Cartagena was the Spanish Empire's most important port, and served as the conduit through which  silver extracted from South America was transported to Europe.  

Natal, Brazil

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Natal - RN |RG Drones e Movimentos

RG Drones

Natal is one of the oldest and most important cities in Northeastern Brazil.  Capital of the state of Rio Grande del Norte, it's also the easternmost of any major city in the Western Hemisphere.  In this excellent piece by AirVuz contributor and pilot RG Drones, you'll get an aerial tour of the city, including the Newton Navarro Bridge at the mouth of the Potenji River; Pipa Beach, about an hour's drive south of the city center; Praia de Ponta Negra, the city's main beach district; and the nearby Morro do Careca sand dune.  

Cusco, Brazil

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Soaring over Cusco

martigen

Located in southern Peru, Cusco was the seat of the Inca Empire from  the 13th century until the area was conquered by the Spanish in the 16th century.  Contributor Martigen traveled to Peru in early 2018 with a DJI Mavic Pro drone.  He created this amazing aerial video of this city which lies at an altitude of 3.4k m (11.2k) feet and which is the gateway to the great Incan royal estate and citadel of Macchu Picchu.  Like Macchu Picchu, Cusco has also been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage cultural site. 

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