Machu Picchu - Peru
Did you know that Machu Picchu, which has now become the must-go place in Peru was once a mystical city that remained a secret for ages? Yes, this ancient city hidden within the lush Peruvian mountains is now one of the most sought-after archaeological site. Tourists particularly flock to visit the legendary Incan kingdom of Machu Picchu and enjoy trekking along the original Inca Trail to view the ruins.
Unlike any other waterfall on Earth or any other overhyped destinations that leave you disappointed, Iguazu Falls instantly turns jaded travelers into raving fans. Iguazu is truly a magnificent miracle of nature which is nearly twice as tall and three times as wide as Niagara Falls.
The waterfalls are an awe inspiring sight amidst the Atlantic rainforest flourishing with lush, subtropical national parks teeming with wildlife. Devil's Throat is the tallest water curtain in the Iguazu Falls with the depth of 80 metres. Tourists take a speedboat that takes you right under the falls.
Torres del Paine - Chile
Located in the Southern most region of Chile, the Torres del Paine National Park is a sublime region of glacier-clad massifs, snow-sprinkled mountains, pristine ice-blue lakes and sparkling clear rivers. It offers an adventurous trekking experience of varying levels of difficulty on clearly marked paths with options for accommodation and basic services. For those who just want a taste of its breathtaking view can choose a day’s trip.
Salar de Uyuni - Bolivia
The world's largest salt flat, Salar de Uyuni is one of the picturesque locations in the world, especially loved by photographers. As per the legacy, a prehistoric lake that went dry left behind a desert-like landscape of bright-white salt, rock formations and cacti-studded islands. The salt flats are often visited as a part of a 3-4 day tour of Southwest Bolivia. Apart from salt, many other abundant minerals are sought in this area.
Angel Falls - Venezuela
Nestled within Venezuela’s Canaima National Park, the Angel Falls are the highest waterfalls in the world. The waterfall is so tall that much of the falling water dissipates as a fine mist before it reaches the ground. What people enjoy most here is walking through the mountain jungle, observing the fantastic flora and fauna, swimming and kayaking. Base jumping into Angel Falls is also quite popular.
This is just a glimpse of South America’s beauty. There are plenty of such marvelous places to visit there. Wanderlusting for South America already? Plan up, book your flights and stay, pack your bags, get your travel insurance
and off you go!