South America comes with countless and unique places to visit, however these five destinations seem to be the most popular choices amongst tourists, adventurers, photographers and hikers; take a look at them below.
1. Iguazu Falls (Brazil-Argentine) are one of the world's largest waterfalls. They are on the border between the Brazilian state of Paraná and the Argentine province of Misiones. Both areas are subtropical rainforests. Using the World Waterfall Data Base, it’s a fact that the Iguazu Falls are even higher and two times wider than The Niagara Falls, most travelers appreciate it as one of the most magnificent waterfalls in South America.
2. Torres del Paine (Chile) for the adventure kind, the Patagonia offers astounding hiking opportunities, there are possibilities to see the Blue Mountains, glaciers, and lakes, it is a spectacular mountain setting. This magical place is in the lowest area of Chile. The full circuit can be finished between nine and 11 days. However hikers regularly take the standard five day to six day circuit to tour the area.
3. Machu Picchu (Peru) a mystical, sacred place located in Peru. These ancient ruins are striking and enigmatic; that’s why it is a hot spot to visit in South America. The intense scenery gives the feeling of wonder and a remarkable sense of the lost city of the Incas, enhancing the veil of mystery even more so in the ruins. Francisco Pizarro from History mentions in his article that the Machu Pichu was discovered at the beginning of the 20th century by Hiram Bingham. Some travelers choose the journey to the original Inca Trail and some others choose a train ride to comfortably enjoy the nice view.
4. Angel Falls (Venezuela) Angel Falls can be found in the southern regions of Venezuela in Canaima National Park, and as Simon Romero indicates in his article In Angel Falls, Venezuela, a Forest of Islands they are "the world's tallest waterfall at 3,212 feet (almost 20 times the height of Niagara Falls).”The impressive hike into Angel Falls is one the countless rewards travelers will find in the expedition. This jungle trek is an adventure all its own, while a local tour guide navigates the area, spectacular rivers, mountains, waterfalls and lagoons will be revealed. And travelers could also get the chance to see tropical wildlife, such as monkeys, and orchids.
5. The Galapagos Islands (Ecuador) a miraculous design of nature, the Galapagos Islands have served as inspiration to biologists and even poets. Detached from the mainland in Ecuadorian waters, the Galapagos Islands will offer travelers the chance to see gorgeous endemic creatures, such as the sea iguana and the giant tortoise, animals found only on the Galapagos. These wonderful islands are perhaps the last place on Earth where wildlife grows without the intervention of man. The travelers can play amongst sea lions and swim alongside turtles creating unforgettable memories.