The most beautiful areas of South America

The most beautiful areas of South America

The best of South America's national parks

In this list you will find the most beautiful areas and national parks that South America can offer. So if you want to know what interesting to see in South America, come here to inspire to your yourney

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#1 Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve

The most beautiful area of Bolivia

Southwest Altiplano is undoubtedly one of the most exciting areas that Bolivia and actually the whole South America can offer. At its core is a national reserve Eduardo Avaroa. Multicolored lagoons full of thousands of pink flamingos, shy vicuna running around weathered colored volcanic hills and half deserted villages offering accommodation for jeep expeditions. All this crowns vast salt plain - Salar de Uyuni, which is the largest in the world.

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#2 Torres del Paine National Park

The most beautiful area of Chile

The Torres del Paine area, located to the east of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, is one of the most beautiful places in Chile. There's nothing wrong with the bad weather that's mostly there. For most tourists, it's just an area around the most interesting granite towers of Cuernos and the Gray glacier, but beautiful places are more in the south around Lake Toro, near the Serrano River

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#3 National park Los Glaciares

The most beautiful region of Argentina

National Park Glaciares belongs to the most beautiful areas of Patagonia, Argentina and the world - it is characterized by huge glaciers falling into the beautiful lakes, vertical granite towers of Fitz Roy and its smaller brother Cerro Torre. In addition, there is still undestroyed rugged Patagonian nature. It is just the perfect place for a number of days spent by hiking in fresh air.  

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#4 Gran Sabana

The most beautiful table mountains in the world

The most beautiful and interesting table mountains in the world can be found in the Gran Sabana region of southern Venezuela. The most famous mountain here is Roraima, whose top is really a different world.

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#5 Titicaca and its surroundings

The most famous lake in South America

Lake Titicaca is located to the west of the massive Real Mountain Range. It is considered to be the highest navigable lake in the world. It is divided between Perú and Bolivia. Visiting this area is practically on any itinerary when traveling in these countries. The reason for going there is the beautiful islands on the lake with its own culture and the picturesque surroundings of the lake

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#6 Lauca National Park

The most beautiful volcanic area of South America

The northeast end of the Chilean "noodle" is situated on the Altiplano Plateau, full of multicolored volcanoes and rugged villages. The center of this interesting area is the Lauca National Park with its beautiful Lake Chungará and the famous Parinacota Volcano. The area is crossed by the international road from Arici to La Paz, so it is relatively and easily accessible by public transport.

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#7 Canaima National Park

The most beautiful area of Venezuela

Canaima National Park is among the world's largest protected areas. It is also one of the most beautiful areas of Venezuela. It is home to the highest waterfall in the world - Salto Angel and many table mountains. The vast majority of the area is still overgrown with the original rainforest.

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#8 Villarrica National Park

Breathtaking volcanoes

Villarrica National Park is located to the south of Pucon. Famous is with the Villarrica volcano and the Araucaria prehistoric trees. It is a beautiful landscape of mountains, volcanoes, lakes and forests. Ideal for hiking or relaxing at the lakes

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#9 Sajama National Park

National Park with the highest mountain of Bolivia

Sajama National Park is without any doubt one of the most amazing places in Boliviais. From typical Altiplano landscape tower beautiful volcanoes - the highest mountain in Bolivia Nevado Sajama and volcanic twins Pomerape and Parinacota belonging among the most beautiful volcanoes in the world. In addition, there are also a lot of beautiful high mountain lagoons, fumaroles and thermals. From the other side of the border follows Chilean national park Lauca with beautiful lake Chungara.

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Huerquehue National Park
-39.138, -71.708
1 270 m / 4 167 ft

#10 Huerquehue National Park

Back to Prehistory

A beautiful Huerquehue National Park is located just outside Pucon. This is renowned for the mighty Arukari trees that remembers dinosaurs. Besides there are nice lakes, waterfalls, mountains and a view of the famous Villarica volcano.

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#11 Cordillera Blanca

The most beautiful area of Peru

The highest and the most glaciated mountains of the tropical belt of the world - these are beautiful "White Mountains" in the north of Peru. Everyone can find here what he wants - climbers amazingly sharp and difficult slopes, trekkers the paths through deserted valleys surrounded by beautiful mountains and stunning glacial lagoons. Older tourists or people in not so excellent physical condition can enjoy nice organized trips from Huaraz to see the outlooks accessible by bus or jeep. In addition, there is also one of the most beautiful mountains in the world – snow-white Alpamayo.

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Vilcanota Mountain Range
-13.169, -72.546
2 363 m / 7 753 ft

#12 Vilcanota Mountain Range

Beautiful mountains around Machu Picchu

The Vilcanto Mountains dominate the massive Salcantay Mountain. Here you will find beautiful lagoons and snow-white glaciers. Furthermore, the world-famous Inca Trail leads through this mountain range. The most beautiful part of the mountain range is around Machu Picchu's mythical monument. Here are almost vertical, green covered mountains and massive rocks. The wild river Urubamba is then winding here.

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Colca Canyon
-15.605, -71.99
2 169 m / 7 116 ft

#13 Colca Canyon

One of the deepest canyons in the world

Colca Canyon, with its 3,270 meters of depth is one of the deepest canyons of the world. His character changes from narrow gorge to the relatively flat valley with lots of terraced fields. In this canyon lead a relatively challenging trek along the old Inca trails.

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#14 Cordillera Real a Yungas

The most colorful part of Bolivia

The Cordillera Real is one of the most interesting parts of Bolivia. To the west of it is located the Altipláno plateau, Lake Titicaca and the capital city of La Paz. The center of the area is more than 120 km long mountain ridge with many glaciers, lagoons and eight six thousanders peaks. To the east, the terrain sinks a few kilometres down into the infinite Amazon Plain. This area of violet green slopes is called Yungas.

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#15 Iguazú National Park

Around the most beautiful waterfalls in the world

Around the Iguazú falls is a national park along both sides of the border - the Brazilian "Parque Nacional do Iguaçu" and the Argentinean "Parque Nacional Iguazú". The center of the park is, of course, the most beautiful waterfall in the world, but there is also a well-preserved jungle with plenty of animals

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#16 San Pedro de Atacama

The region of fairy rock formations

San Pedro de Atacama and its fabulous surroundings are literally a magnet for tourists. From this picturesque center lying on the Atacama desert desert you can go on trips to the surrounding canyons and rock formations, but also to the Chilean part of the alpine plateau Altiplano, tiled with dozens of volcanoes.

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#17 Tupiza and the surrounding area

Wild West landscape in Bolivia

Tupiza (2,970m), located just seventy kilometers from the border with Argentina, is the center of an interesting area dubbed the Wild West of Bolivia. This nickname deserved not only due to the amazing red rocky ridges, canyons and cactuses, but also thanks to the famous desperations of Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid. Travelers come here not only for trekking and horse riding, but also because it is one of the starting points for the amazing South West Altiplano

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Maididi National park
-14.553, -67.697
275 m / 902 ft

#18 Maididi National park

A little different Amazon

From the provincial town of Rurrenabaque, located at the southern end of the Amazonian Basin, you can go on a boat along the Beni River to the surrounding beautiful jungle. You will be accompanied by beautiful views of the surrounding mountain ridges

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#19 Nahuel Huapi National Park

National Park around Bariloche

One of Argentina's most famous tourist destinations is the neighborhood of San Carlos de Bariloche located on the banks of the huge lake Nahuel Huapi. The lake and mountainous surroundings of the city fall into the park of the same name. The whole area is modeled by glaciers, so you can find fjord-like lakes and dramatic nature. Besides hiking trails, there is also a well-known ski resort

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National Park Tierra del Fuego
-54.8, -68.51
180 m / 591 ft

#20 National Park Tierra del Fuego

Beautiful countryside of Land of Fire

Only a short distance west of the capital city of Fire Country - Ushuaia, is the Tierra del Fuego National Park. You will find here a classic wind-scorched "Nordic" landscape with plenty of lakes, mountains and wild forests around the large lake Lago Roca.

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