My Top 25 South America
Seven years ago I discovered a new continent, South America, and since then I haven’t tired of driving around it and admiring its natural wonders. You should go here first of all for the natural, non-creative sights, cities as such are secondary, they can be seen as an appendix to the creations of Nature. Here I want to present you my personal rating of natural attractions in South America, to show those places that have made the strongest impression on me. Although in truth this rating is very relative, because each of these places is unique and beautiful in its own way! So…
First place – Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. Truly alien landscapes, an abundance of unique fauna and contact with wildlife put these islands in the first place in my rating. A unique place on our Planet!
Second place – Iguazu Falls, Argentina, Brazil. A riot of waterfalls and cascades against the backdrop of wild jungle!
Third place – Uyuni salt marsh, Bolivia. The largest salt marsh in the world with the most incredible cosmic scenery! One of the most unusual places on Earth!
The fourth place is the Atacama Desert, Chile. Absolutely fantastic place in northern Chile. Dunes powdered with salt and dunes, geysers, lagoons, salt marshes – alien, lunar landscapes!
Fifth place is the lagoons of Altiplano, Bolivia. The colorful waters and thousands of flamingos in them make this an unforgettable sight.
Sixth place is the Marble Caves at Lake General Carrera, Aisen Region, Patagonia Chile. The marble caves and cathedrals are striking in shape and color against the unreal turquoise water of the second largest lake in South America!
The seventh place is Machu Picchu, Peru. The place of the strongest energy, an amazing unity of the natural landscape and the ancient architecture of the Inca Empire!
Eighth place – Perito Moreno glacier, Patagonia Argentina. The scale and power of the glacier is very impressive.
Ninth place – Torres del Paine Park, Patagonia Chile. The country’s main calling card, the rugged and majestic landscape!
Tenth place – San Rafael Lagoon, Patagonia Chile. Spectacular glacier and huge icebergs on its background will not leave anyone indifferent.
Eleventh place – the Amazon , I think there is no need to comment. Peru, Brazil.
Twelfth place – the multi-colored mountains of Salta, Argentina. As if the painted rocks are the main feature of the Argentine north.
Thirteenth place – Easter Island, Chile. One of the most remote and mysterious places on Earth, and not just because of the moai. For the mystique – right here.
Fourteenth place is Atuel Canyon Reservoir in Mendoza, Argentina. An unreal rugged waterscape.
The reservoir on the Atuel River in the south of the province, Embalse Valle Grande del Rio Auel. The most rarified open-air view.
Fifteenth place is the Colca Canyon and its condors in the Arequipa region of Peru. One of the main natural attractions of Peru.
Sixteenth place – Los Glaciares Park and the Fitzroy Mountains, Patagonia Argentina. A great place to trek and get together with wildlife.
The Fitzroy mountain range opens up in all its splendor. The altitude – 3405 meters. Approaching the town of El Chalten.
Seventeenth place is Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro. The view from Mount Corcovado is truly magnificent!
Eighteenth place is the Cordillera de los Andes in the Mendoza region of Argentina. Extraordinarily picturesque mountains and cliffs.
Nineteenth place – Villarrica Volcano in Araucania in southern Chile. It looks especially spectacular with smoke after or before an eruption.
The protagonist of Araucania is the Villarrica volcano. Periodically it was smoking, but fortunately it did not come to lava eruption.
Twentieth place is the island of Baru, Colombia. Caribbean beauty in its purest form.
Twenty-first place – Ischigualasto Park, Argentina, with its Martian landscapes.
Twenty-second place – Talampaya Park, Argentina, with its fiery red canyons and unusual rock formations.
Twenty-third place is the Lake District of Bariloche, Argentina. Argentine Switzerland, and that says it all!
Twenty-fourth place – Lake Chungara, Chile, the highest lake in the world.
Twenty-fifth place – Tamango Park , Patagonia Chile, astonishing for its absolute wildness.