South America is a spectacular place and has some mind-blowing views that you must visit. Here are some natural wonders.
Amazon Rainforest: The Amazon Rainforest covers virtually all of South America, including Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela, and covers 1.7 billion acres of land and water. Because of its remoteness, the bulk, over 60%, is in Brazil, making it the world’s biggest rainforest. Deforestation and climate change are its main risks, both of which have led to recent droughts.
Angel Falls: Angel Falls is the world’s tallest waterfall and Venezuela’s most popular tourist destination. The falls, which are located in Canaima National Park, drop 979 meters, with the majority of the water scattered as mist on the people below. Many trips are available and recommended due to the falls’ location in the rainforest, which necessitates a fly from the starting point to the foot of the falls.
Atacama Desert: This desert is located west of the Andes mountain range in Chile, not far from San Pedro de Atacama. The world’s driest desert, covering 40,000 square miles in Northern Chile, is said to be so dry that visitors can feel the moisture evaporating from their skin while traveling across it. The location is part of a salt mountain range, and you can observe extraterrestrial-looking salt formations that break through the earth to produce cactus-like salt formations.
Galapagos Islands: The Galapagos Islands are an archipelago 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador that attracts animal enthusiasts due to the large number of animals that appear to be wary of people. These islands were the inspiration for Darwin’s theory of evolution through natural selection, and they continue to amaze visitors. The Galapagos Islands, hundreds of miles off the coast of Ecuador, are a must-see for many tourists.
Iguazu Falls: Iguazu Falls, which run across Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay, are a series of 275 cascades that are sometimes likened to Niagara Falls in North America. The Iguazu Falls, on the other hand, are incomparably more magnificent, prompting Eleanor Roosevelt to lament “Poor Niagara.” It is reasonably simple to visit the falls on both the Brazilian and Argentinean borders, as both cities adjoining the falls have planes. If you arrive on the Argentine side and want to enjoy the view from Brazil, you’ll need a visa, which you can’t get at the border.
Salar de Uyuni: The world’s largest salt flat is more than 4,000 square miles in size and sits at an elevation of approximately 12,000 feet in Bolivia. The Salar de Uyuni is regarded as one of the world’s most unusual landscapes. Salar de Uyuni is a salt flat produced by multiple ancient lakes that are now coated in a salt crust. The terrain is remarkably flat, and many tourists take advantage of this consistency in photographs by experimenting with perspective. Because of its Dali-like look, this is Bolivia’s most photographed location. Don’t worry about visiting at the proper time of year; it’s even more gorgeous during the rainy season, with the scenery reflecting beautifully.
Torres del Paine: This location in Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park is an adventurer’s dream, with a playground of mountain ranges and glacial lakes. Travelers come to Chile’s south for one reason: to travel through Patagonia’s most difficult terrain. Many people go for the popular 5-day ‘W’ path, while others opt for the 9-day circle.