Our beloved planet Earth has given us incredible natural wonders that gives man the opportunity to be able to connect spiritually with them, if you ever have the blessing opportunity of knowing these landscapes we assure you that you’ll give so much more meaning to your life realizing that we are just part of it but not owners, in this article we want you to know the best natural landscapes that exist in South America; please be clarified in this research were only allowed one natural attraction per country due to several South American countries have various natural attractions then the decision to choose the most visited; after a thorough investigation of tourist revenue stats, popularity, activities, flora and fauna, itself the tourism product offered, thus managed to make this ranking; so without further ado, once again I give welcome you traveling community at the top 9 most visited natural wonders of South America.
9.- The Most Beautiful River of the World, Caño Cristales
Oh yes traveling community…!, this does exists …! This is for real …! this beautiful river looks like it was the product of a fanciful story, I’m sorry it’s just my perspective and how my mind makes transportation every time I see this beautiful picture of this landscape; also known as the “rainbow melted” or “river of 5 colors”, It is a picturesque river due to various types and colorful mangroves that inhabit in the bottom of the seabed gives a lively brushing to this attractive, but… How to get to Caño Cristales?, you must take a 50 minute flight from Bogota in a dornier aircraft with capacity for 32 passengers; this beautiful river is located in Colombia in the north of La Macarena town, department of Meta,the activities offered to travelers is navigation, trekking and outdoor picnic. Annually, about 4983 tourists arrive to this landscape, so visit this fantasy magical place.
8.- Kaietur Waterfalls
Just seeing this photo I get vertigo; Kaieteur Falls is the major tourist landscape in the country of Guyana, it is located in the national park with the same name, although little known, its waters fall from a height of 256 mts. (839 ft.) well being 5 times higher than the famous Niagara Falls; were discovered by Charles Barrington Brown in 1870 Every year it is visited by 40,000 tourists, has a hot tropical climate of 30 ° C (86 ° F), has several trails and viewpoints located at different angles for you to take your best photos, a tour by land with a specialized guide can take up to five days,but if you love adventure and being in contact with nature, I promise you’ll love it …! you’ll find exotic orchids in the area, brightly colored frogs and beautiful butterflies; if you ever have the opportunity to visit it, tell us your experience!.
7.- The Highest Waterfall Arround The World – El Salto Ángel
With a height of 979 mts. (3211 ft) on a vast plateau known as Auyantepui, is located in the Canaima National Park in Bolivar state of Venezuela; It was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1994; How to get to Angel Falls ? you should take a flight from Caracas or Ciudad Bolivar to Canaima camp, there you will have to go to “La base del Santo”, it is done by boat or hiking through the jungle. As a last item of information these waterfalls have been the inspiration for several films highly recognized worldwide, pixar’s movie “UP” is one of them; when they suggest placing the house in “paradise fall” refers to Angel; Also, most of the landscapes of the fictional moon “Pandora” AVATAR movie were inspired by the horizons of Canaima National Park and Auyantepui.
6.- The Torres de Paine
The Torres del Paine National Park in 2013 received the appointment of the eighth wonder of the world; located southern Chile in the province of Ultima Esperanza between tectonic massif of the Andes mountains and the Patagonian steppe at 112 km from Puerto Natales; How to get to the Towers of Paine ? you have three choices: you can take a flight of 4 hours from the capital to Punta Arenas; if you wanto to go by bus there is no specific routes the truth Bus departing from Santiago de Chile to this location but it does exists one route from Puerto Natales to Puerto Mott but you will have to travel about more than one day; Now if you like you can board the Navimag boat that leaves from Port Mott only on Mondays at 14:00 to arrive at Port Natales at 11:00 am the next day. What activities can be performed in this attractive ?, it offers several trekking, horseback riding and mountain climbing; highly recommended for people who enjoy the mountain climbing and extreme sports.
5.- Ica Desert
An ocean of sand, a lunar surface …! Peru gives us the most exceptional deserts for sandboarding or rent cars to break the dunes at high speed and feel the adrenaline running through your body; after much action rest in the middle of an oasis in Huacachina. How to get to the desert of Ica? Only 4 hours away in bus ride from Lima to Ica for Panamerican southern motorway at kilometer 303 in the cooperative “Peru Bus”. If you are fond of archeology I recommend visiting “Cerro Blanco” used to be seabed 30 million years ago; You can find a cemetery of fossils and petrified marine animals millions of years ago remains. You can walk on the Ocucaje canyon or slide like a pro sandboarding in the dunes of deserts in the beach bordering Antana.
4.- Enchanted Islands, Galápagos
Unique in the world as far as landscapes, flora and fauna is concerned is not an exaggeration…! it is true …! marine species that live in these islands never going to be found in other corner of the planet; with sea lions, marine iguanas, blue footed boobies, hundreds of multicolored fish, sharks, stingrays, active volcanoes and legends; also add various activities such as: snorkeling with white sharks, sea lions, kayak carry beaches, hiking active volcanoes and finally rest and relax on the beach with the whitest sand and cleanest sea water in the planet. They are located in the Pacific Ocean 972 km from the coast of Ecuador; How to get to Galapagos Islands ? the only way to get there is by air on a 2 hours flight from either Quito or Guayaquil.
3.- Perito Moreno Glacier
No travel community, this masterpiece is not design wallpaper for Windows or anything, I credit this amazing photo Mr. Luca Caluzzi in one of his expeditions to Argentina; I apologize for deviating from the topic but I had to emphasize and compliment the efforts of this man.In the region of Argentine Patagonia in the province of Santa Cruz, is the main attraction of the national park with the same name, a height of 60 meters and a length of 5km is this fantastic glacier. How to get to Glaciar Perito Moreno? you have to take a 3 hour flight from Buenos Aires to El Calafate city; have the option to rent a car and take the road or route 11; if you want you can also get on different buses at different times you can check the official website of the Tourism Calfate; once there is mandatory to hire a navigable tour to the glaciers for an unforgettable walk on the ice.
2.- Iguazu Falls
In 2012 the foundation of the new 7 wonders recognized as one of the 7 wonders of the world; dividing the border between Brazil and Argentina is this natural beauty that is protected by national parks on both sides, it has about 275 smalls jumps and the tallest measuring 80 meters height; it has built small bridges over the river like walkways so that visitors can feel and live the experience of the falls as you are part of them. How to get to Iguazú Falls?, for being dividing the two countries you have the option to get from the city of Foz do Iguacu from Brazil and from the city of Puerto Iguazu from Argentina, from gaucho side there is The Niagara International Airport which is 20 km from the city Puerto Iguazú, from brazilian side is the airport Foz do Iguacu that serves domestic flights to all brazil. What activities can I do? interpretation centers, tourist trains that take you into the jungle, restaurants but the activity you have to carry by law is to navigate by boat to the highest jump 80 mts.
1.- The Largest Mirror Worldwide – Salar de Uyuni
The truth is like if you were in heaven, at 3650 meters above sea level in the Andesstands an immense reserve of salt unique in the world with an area of over 10,000 km2; during the rainy season the surface reflects the sky making one. How to get to Salar de Uyuni?, you can catch a bus from La Paz but keep in mind that you are traveling about 10 hours and there are certain sections of the road that are not in good condition; There are many bus companies that take you to this destination, the most expensive charges you $ 35 but worth its price, very comfortable and spacious buses with a small snack, obviously find cheaper rates in other cooperatives but the comfort and service will not be the same.Another recommended option is to go by bus from La Paz to Oruro for a 3 hour journey and then take the train for a 10-hour journey to Uyuni population; if that time is the least you have, you can go by plane and spend approximately $ 140 plane ticket and got here in an hour. The activities can are trekking, camping, walking in a 4X4 vehicle, visits to archaeological sites and cultural.
Well travelers, if you are willing to travel to South America on holiday and still not decide whether leaving your home country or explore abroad; if you love being in contact with nature, the South American continent has many more options to offer, a greeting and see you soon …!
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