There are thousands of reasons why you should travel South America. Below, we put together a list of the top tourist spots to inspire you to book your trip as soon as possible.
- Iguazu Falls, Brazil
Bordering Argentina and Brazil, Iguazu falls is considered as one of the world’s modern wonders and visiting the place will prove why it is recognized as such. Everything about this place is wonderful, from the water falling at around 82 meters, to the warmth of the lush greens that envelops the place. It might be a tad bit expensive to visit this place however, the sight that will greet you the moment you step foot is worth it.
- Torres del Paine National Park, Chile
This wondrous park is surrounded by mountains, lakes and rivers in the Chilean Patagonia. This place will fill your eyes with the beautiful works of nature from its crystal blue glaciers, and the numerous flora and fauna that you can spot innocently roaming around the park.
- Huacachina, Peru
This small town is surrounded by a desert, and was built around a small oasis. Huacachina looks calms during the day, but shines so bright during the night. Two of the most popular things that visitors love to do are Sandboarding and dune buggying. Amazing is an understatement to describe Huacachina.
- Machu Picchu, Peru
Located in the Cusco Region, Urubamba Province in the District of Machu Picchu in Peru is this Incan citadel built during the 15th century to protect a city. From learning to cook in their Treehouse restaurant, to watching butterflies come out of their cocoon in Machu Picchu’s Butterfly House this is every child’s dream.
- Valparaiso, Chile
One of the most underrated destinations in South America; Valparaiso also known as ‘Jewel of the Pacific’ is a beaut. It is located northwest of Santiago, and is home to dozens of business, and buildings. Valparaiso, which is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site is where culture meets art. Museo a Cielo Abierto, which is filled with murals, and graffiti painted by students at around 1969 to 1973 is one of the best spots to visit in Chile. You also shouldn’t miss La Sebastiana, where you can find the house turned museum of the famous writer Pablo Neruda. He saw beauty in Valparaiso which is why he wrote an ode to this humble city.
- Angel Falls, Venezuela
This also belongs to one of the most underrated destinations in South America. It is believed to be one of the world’s highest uninterrupted waterfalls in the world. It has a towering height of 979 meters. The gateway to Angel Falls is yet another place that you wouldn’t want to miss, the Canaima National Park. This park has rich wildlife, and dense jungles. There are lots of things you can do both in Angel Falls, and Canaima National Park. I can also assure you that visiting the place will be one of your most unforgettable experiences.
- Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina, at the same time it is also the most populated city in the country. Buenos Aires will never fail to surprise you no matter how many times you visit this place. It is filled with history, culture and tradition. There are eccentric museums, and historic buildings that you should also explore like Museo Evita, Plaza del Mayo, Palacio Barolo and many more.
- Easter Island, Chile
Easter Island is an island in Chile situated in the southeastern Pacific Ocean. Do you remember the head who said “Hey Dum dum gimme gum gum” in the film Night of the Museum? It was an Easter Island head which originated from Easter Island’s moai statues. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Easter Island. They were carved by the Rapa Nui people at around 1250 and 1500 A.D. These moais are located in Rano Raraku National Park. You should also visit one of the best beaches in the island which is Anakena beach.