5 Places You Have to See in South America

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South America is a destination known for its outstanding natural beauty. Each South American state is endowed with its own unique charms and unmatched attractions.

However, the following places are special, and they deserve a place on your bucket list of place you must visit in your lifetime:

Chile

Famous for its unique long shape, Chile has a landscape that varies from glaciers and mountains to vineyards, islands, and deserts. The top sites to visit in Chile are:

The Andes

For skiing and snow-boarding, this is an excellent destination to visit. Advanced skiers will enjoy tracking the steep chutes at Portillo.

Easter Island

Journey to the worlds’  most remote island to explore the Moai sculptures, a truly remarkable sight. The island also has gorgeous beaches and you can take time to study the fascinating Polynesian culture.

Brazil

The most populous country in South America, Brazil is famous for its beautiful beaches, the yearly carnival, and the Amazon rainforest. A unique ‘must-see’ attraction in Brazil is:

Lençóis Maranhenses

Located in a protected area on the North Atlantic coast, this is a spectacular region with a vast desert landscape that is home to a diverse ecosystem. Known as the White Desert, the area offers stunning views of lagoons whose colors uniquely fluctuate from blue to green.

Peru

Home to part of the Amazon forest and Machu Picchu, Peru presents a colorful canvas of amazing landscapes and rich plant and wildlife species. The highest sand dune in the world is found here.

Machu Picchu

This is the world-renowned Inca city located 7,000 feet above sea level. It is the most visited tourist attraction in Peru. This 15th century Inca monument was unknown to the outside world until it was discovered by Hiram Bingham in 1911. Machu Picchu is a World Heritage-listed site.

Venezuela

Situated on the northern coast of South America,  the terrain of Venezuela encompasses tropical islands, the Andes mountains, the Sierra Nevada National Park amongst other attractions.

Angel Falls

A must-see is the world’s highest uninterrupted waterfall found in the Canaima National Park in Bolivar state. Buried deep in the jungle, the Spanish name for the falls is Salto Angel, and they are considered one of the 4 most beautiful waterfalls in the world. The Angel falls are 3,211ft high.

Argentina

The Argentine Republic is famously known for the Tango, Gauchos, and good steak. However, popular among tourists is the Iguazu Falls, a series of waterfalls that are one of Argentina’s most spectacular natural wonders.

The waterfalls lie on both the Argentine and Brazilian borders and are the largest in the world. They present an astounding and awe-inspiring unforgettable sight.

The above are only a few of the treasures found in South America, a continent that is larger than life. South America is home to the largest rainforest, the longest mountain range, and the largest river, therefore the above attractions are but a drop in the ocean.