The most beautiful places in South America

The best of nature in South America

Petr Liška
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The most beautiful places in South America
Inserted: 29.10.2017
Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com

South America, it is mainly the endless ridge of Andes, the volcanic plateau Altiplano and the amazing Amazon forest. To this, the harsh Patagonia, the foggy forests of Yungas and the huge rivers. In South America you will find some of the most interesting places of the whole world

#1
Machu Picchu

The most famous monument of South America

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| Altitude: 2 458 m / 8 064 ft

Machu Picchu is undoubtedly the most iconic place of Peru and perhaps all of South America. Not only famous… continue reading

#2
Torres del Paine National Park

The most beautiful area of Chile

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The Torres del Paine area, located to the east of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, is one of the most… continue reading

#3
Iguazu Waterfalls

The most beautiful waterfalls in South America

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| Altitude: 180 m / 591 ft

Iguazu Falls are located on the of the same name river on the border of Brazil with Argentina. Iguazu are… continue reading

#4
Salar de Uyuni

The biggest salar in the world

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| Altitude: 3 660 m / 12 008 ft

Salar de Uyuni is the largest salt desert on the earth. It is, for example, twice larger than famous Great… continue reading

#5
Atacama Desert

The driest desert in the world

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| Altitude: 2 544 m / 8 346 ft

The Atacama Desert is considered as the driest desert in the world. Atacama occupies the entire north of… continue reading

#6
Salto Angel waterfall

The highest waterfall in the world

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| Altitude: 1 500 m / 4 921 ft

Waterfall Salto Angel falling nearly a kilometer from the table mountains in Venezuela is the highest… continue reading

#7
Perito Moreno Glacier

The most famous Patagonian glacier

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| Altitude: 300 m / 984 ft

Perito Moreno Glacier is without a doubt one of the biggest attractions of the Argentine side of Patagonia.… continue reading

#8
Laguna Colorada

The most beautiful lake of Bolivia

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| Altitude: 4 290 m / 14 075 ft

Red Laguna Colorada belongs among one of the biggest attractions of this part of Bolivia. You will admire… continue reading

#9
Roraima

The most famous table mountain in the world

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| Altitude: 2 810 m / 9 219 ft

Roraima (2,810m) is the highest of all the tepuis (table mountains) in South America. At its peak you will… continue reading

#10
Colca Canyon

One of the deepest canyons in the world

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| Altitude: 2 169 m / 7 116 ft

Colca Canyon, with its 3,270 meters of depth is one of the deepest canyons of the world. His character… continue reading

#11
Geiseres el Tatio

Highly laid geysers

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| Altitude: 4 720 m / 15 486 ft

Geiseres el Tatio (4270 m asl) is one of the biggest attractions in San Pedro de Atacama. It is the largest… continue reading

#12
Titicaca Lake

The most famous lake in South America

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| Altitude: 3 820 m / 12 533 ft

This fabulous lake is situated at an altitude of 3 820 meters above sea level. It is often stated as the… continue reading

#13
Cerro Fitz Roy

The most beautiful mountain in Patagonia

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| Altitude: 3 405 m / 11 171 ft

The amazing granite towers of Cerro Fitz Roy (3,405 m) /sometimes called Cerro Chaltén/, have many nicknames.… continue reading

#14
Bolivian death road

The most famous South American road

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| Altitude: 2 451 m / 8 041 ft

If you want to get to Yungas region or to the Amazon from the Altipláno plateau, you always have a dangerous… continue reading

#15
Oasis of Huacachina

An oasis in the Peruvian desert

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| Altitude: 401 m / 1 316 ft

Just a few kilometers west of the great city of Ica is a desert with huge dunes and picturesque oasis… continue reading

#16
Grande Glacier

The ornament of the Torre lagoon

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| Altitude: 796 m / 2 612 ft

The highlight of the Torre lagoon hike is not only a stunning view of the mighty granite tower of Cerro Torre… continue reading

#17
Parinacota

The most beautiful volcano in the world

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| Altitude: 6 342 m / 20 807 ft

Among the most beautiful volcanoes of Bolivia and the whole world, there is, by a white cap decorated,… continue reading

#18
Alpamayo

The most beautiful mountain in Peru

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| Altitude: 5 947 m / 19 511 ft

Because Alpamayo looks like an impossibly beautiful glacier pyramid, it is ranked among one of the most… continue reading

#19
Laguna Chiar Khota

Lake with fabulous views

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| Altitude: 4 998 m / 16 398 ft

Laguna Chiar Khota (4998m above sea level) is the highest lake you can see on the Lagunas de Altura classical… continue reading

#20
Licancabur

Volcanic lighthouse over lagoon Verde

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| Altitude: 5 960 m / 19 554 ft

One of the most typical Bolivian scenery is the view from the lagoon Verde of volcano Licancabur (5 960 m asl… continue reading

#21
Aconcaqua

The highest mountain of the western hemisphere

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| Altitude: 6 915 m / 22 687 ft

For centuries, Aconcagua (6,915m asl) has been considered the highest mountain in the world. However, it is… continue reading

#22
Huerquehue National Park

Back to Prehistory

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| Altitude: 1 270 m / 4 167 ft

A beautiful Huerquehue National Park is located just outside Pucon. This is renowned for the mighty Arukari… continue reading

#23
Illimani

Second Highest Mountain of Bolivia

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| Altitude: 6 439 m / 21 125 ft

The monumental massif of the second highest mountain in Bolivia, Illimani (6,439m), is one of the most famous… continue reading

#24
Caracol waterfall

Fairytale waterfall

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| Altitude: 640 m / 2 100 ft

Caracol waterfall is for foreign tourists relatively little known yet is considered after the Iguazú as the… continue reading

#25
Palca Canyon

A bizarre canyon full of rock formations

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| Altitude: 3 660 m / 12 008 ft

Just a short distance to the east of the largest city of Bolivia La Paz is another natural wonder – the… continue reading

#26
Lookout from Cerro Otto

The most famous lookout near Bariloche

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| Altitude: 1 405 m / 4 610 ft

Cerro Otto (1 405 m), located right next to Bariloche, is renowned for its stunning views of the very rugged… continue reading

#27
Villarica volcano

Tourists favorite volcano at Pucón

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| Altitude: 2 847 m / 9 341 ft

Beautiful and especially still active, the Villarica volcano is without debate the largest dominant in Pucón… continue reading

#28
El Silar

Bolivian Bryce canyon

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| Altitude: 3 350 m / 10 991 ft

The most beautiful part of the valley Palca is a vast rock town of El Silar. Hundreds of eroded rock towers… continue reading

#29
Lanín Volcano

A mighty peak at the Chilean-Argentine border

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| Altitude: 3 776 m / 12 388 ft

The massive volcano Lanin (3,776 meters asl) is directly on the Chilean-Argentine border. Renowned mainly by… continue reading

#30
General Carrera lake

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| Altitude: 202 m / 663 ft

On the border between Chile and Argentina lies the beautiful Lake General Carrera (other name Lago Buenos… continue reading

#31
Jatuncocha Lagoon

The most beautiful lagoon in the Huaytapallana

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| Altitude: 4 580 m / 15 026 ft

During a trip to the Huaytapallana Mountains, you will find a number of very beautiful lagoons. The most… continue reading

#32
Paracas peninsula

Desolate region with yellow cliffs

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| Altitude: 3 m / 10 ft

Only a short distance from the city of Pisco is located the interesting peninsula of Paracas. The interior is… continue reading

#33
The mysterious Nazca Lines

Gigantic ancient calendar?

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| Altitude: 430 m / 1 411 ft

One of the most mysterious places in Peru, or the entire world with its gigantic Nazca figures in the… continue reading

#34
Fumaroles Sol de Maňana

Devil's cauldron

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| Altitude: 4 870 m / 15 978 ft

The biggest „volcanic“ attraction on the entire salar tour are smoking fumaroles Sol de Maňana at a height of… continue reading

#35
National Park Tierra del Fuego

Beautiful countryside of Land of Fire

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| Altitude: 180 m / 591 ft

Only a short distance west of the capital city of Fire Country – Ushuaia, is the Tierra del Fuego National… continue reading

#36
Gray Glacier

The most famous glacier in Torres del Paine

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| Altitude: 442 m / 1 450 ft

One of the most interesting places of the Torres del Paine National Park is the Gray Glacier – one of the… continue reading

#37
Volcano El Misti

Beautiful volcano over Arequipa

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| Altitude: 5 822 m / 19 101 ft

One of the most beautiful volcanoes in Perú is undoubtedly the El Misti volcano (5,822 m above sea level)… continue reading

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