South America is home to amazing places and landscapes, attracting tourists from all over the world. The best of the region is that the traveler can know a little of everything, from cold to heat, from sand to rocks or water, all with an extreme dose of adventure. So, before scheduling your next trip, see this list with the best destinations in South America. It’s amazing!
1. Ushuaia, Argentina
To begin this list with suggestions of places to visit during a travel through South America, we have separated an extreme destination, both in location and beauty and in the cold. The Argentine city is the southernmost of the world, also known as “The End of the World”.
With the beautiful Andes Mountains in the background, the attractions are due to the trails with breathtaking views of the Tierra del Fuego National Park, as well as a lot of skiing and snowboarding.
2. Machu Picchu, Peru
The lost city of the Incas sits atop a mountain at an altitude of 2.400 meters and is an obligatory stop on a trip through South America. Built in the 15th century, the site houses an old architecture, well preserved and stunning.
More adventurous travelers will come to the Inca Trail or Salkantay attraction – a trekking that lasts between 4 and 5 days and guarantees an incredible immersion in the mountains and in the local nature, and then go on to the next adventure, Machu Picchu.
3. Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
Among the places to visit in South America, you can not miss the largest salt desert in the world. They are more than 10 thousand km ² of area, in the edge of the Mountain range of the Andes.
The plain, formed by the transformation of ancient lakes, houses active volcanoes and observatory of stars, has temperatures ranging from hot to very icy and an impressive mirror of water, which forms between December and February. It is possible to explore the space on a challenging hike or with an off-road vehicle.
4. Tayrona, Colombia
Situated in the Colombian Caribbean, Tayrona Park is an untouched paradise. One of the reasons is the difficult access, since most of the place is not accessible by cars. But if you have an adventurous spirit and are passionate about nature, you will love this place.
The arrival to the beaches of crystalline water is made by moderate trails and, for sleeping, it is worth camping there. Another option is the private cabins, but with the higher price. On some beaches, bathing is not allowed due to the strong currents. So stay tuned!
5. Iguassu Falls, Brazil and Argentina
Brazil does not miss out on the best destinations in South America. The Iguassu Falls form one of the most impressive places on the continent, bordering Argentina.
There are about 275 waterfalls and more than 1.5 million liters of water falling per second. The beauty is so much that the set of falls is Natural Heritage of Humanity and is one of the 7 New Wonders of the World.
In addition, in Foz do Iguassu it is possible to do other exciting excursions, such as the parachute jump, which is performed to the highest safety standards. See what an indescribable feeling:
Have you scheduled your next trip to South America? Tell your destination in the comments!