Yet for a lucky few, the quandary remains: Where to go to relax and recover after the marvelous mayhem of the Brazil Olympics?
You're already in South America, so it makes sense to stay "local."
But narrowing your field of focus won't put much of a dent in your options; South America is nothing if not varied.
From sipping a huge glass of Malbec to roaming the world's highest capital city, here's the lowdown on 10 top spots to explore after the Olympics.
The vineyard: Mendoza, Argentina