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6 Natural Hidden Treasures in South America

Attention Avid Travellers! Let’s take a second to appreciate the awe-inspiring landscapes of South America. From Argentina and Bolivia to Chile and Peru. In case you needed another reason to put South America on your travel wishlist, its affordability and vibrant cities already make the region super appealing. Here, we showcase 6 incredible natural treasures in South America that we think will capture your attention.

The Tropical Rainforest of Amazon

If you’ve never thought about going to the Amazon rainforest, you should! After all, it’s the Amazon Jungle! Located in the heart of South America, the largest tropical rainforest and river basin in the world features snow-capped mountains, cloud forests and tropical jungles that are easy on the eyes and the perfect location to find serenity.

Discover the impressive Amazon National Park and experience this unique biological wonder and diverse nature and unspoiled wilderness.

From camping out at a native riverside dwelling to sleeping in hammocks in the equatorial atmosphere, it’s truly a destination for an extraordinary travel adventure unlike any other.

Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina

Situated near the Chilean border in Patagonia, Argentina’s Los Glaciares National Park is known for its glaciers. Thanks to its constant movement and jaw-dropping ice falls, the unique escapade is exceptional if you make the journey down to the Patagonian region. With ice that appears to “flow” in waterfalls, these are the most accessible glaciers in the world.

Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina has been recognised as one of the most remarkable natural landscapes in the world. The charming town of El Calafate is considered the gateway to the park and one of the most accessible glaciers is Perito Moreno. There are endless reasons to fall in love with the remarkable landscape.

Jericoacoara National Park, Brazil

This one-of-a-kind National Park in Brazil is hard to spell, harder to pronounce and a hidden gem in South America. Surrounded by surreal white sand, lakes and natural beauty, Jericoacoara National Park is famous for its eye-popping sand dunes and the sea is ideal for water sports like kitesurfing, windsurfing, and wave surfing.

This beautiful park is filled with crystal clear lakes and serene beaches. Explore the park via horseback riding, a buggy ride or hop in a canoe and look for seahorses along the river. Capture the beautiful sunset as the sun sinks into the Pacific Ocean especially from the top of the dune where it looks absolutely mesmerizing.

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

You have got to see it to believe It! The world’s largest salt flat, Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia is one of the highlights of South America, famous for its jaw-dropping landscapes with salt as white as the snow which gives you the optical illusion of walking on clouds. Formed from several dried-up prehistoric lakes, the vibrant colours and depths play tricks on the eyes.

As you wonder where the horizon begins and ends, exploring the Salar de Uyuni is truly an amazing adventure. Its incredible desert and enormous sky mirror allows people with a fascination for photography to capture picturesque perspectives shots. Just remember to bring the right props to set the playground! This might be the most eye-popping trip ever.

Galapagos National Park, Ecuador

The Galapagos is must-visit for adventurer seekers, with 97% of the islands designated national park status. Whether you choose to explore via cruise or stay on the main island of Santa Cruz, you’ll discover incredible wildlife and meet friendly locals. Sea lions greet you the minute you step off any boat, volcanoes ready to be hiked, swim with whale sharks and interact with local communities on islands like Floreana.

Rainbow Mountain of Vinicunca, Peru

Ever wanted to go somewhere over the rainbow? Just take a trip down to the Rainbow Mountain of Vinicunca in Peru. It’s also known as Montaña de Siete Colores which translates to the Mountain of Seven Colors. Located in the Andes in the Cusco region of Peru. The mountain is striped with colours ranging from turquoise to lavender to maroon and gold. It is truly a sight to behold!

The hike to the top of the rainbow mountains in Peru is no joke but it definitely steals the show from the lost city of Incas. You’ll encounter the fields full of alpacas and llamas, red mountains, snowy peaks or lakes. This mesmerizing excursion makes an unforgettable memory of a lifetime.

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