South America is a land of contrasts, and not only because of the social inequalities that, unfortunately, do not stop growing in many of its countries, but because of the varied landscapes that can be found throughout the territory: from virgin forests, to impressive glaciers, passing through super arid deserts …
Today at Vuela Viajes we want to move to South America to discover 10 of its most spectacular landscapes . Of course, we apologize in advance for all the places that have remained in the pipeline. Would you like to join us?
Los Roques, Venezuela
First of all, we want to talk about Los Roques, an archipelago of Venezuela that is located in the Caribbean Sea. It is surprising for its ecological importance and, of course, for its beauty. And it is that here it is possible to find lagoons, keys and beaches of white sand and crystal clear waters of incredible colors.
Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
From Venezuela we moved to Bolivia to discover the Salar de Uyuni, the largest continuous and high salt desert in the world. Located in the southwest of the country, in the department of Potosí, it is one of the main tourist destinations in Bolivia and, in fact, different salt hotels have been built on the shores of the salt flat.
Laguna Colorada, Bolivia
We continue in Bolivia to tell you about the Laguna Colorada, which is located in the Eduardo Abaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve, in the Potosino highlands. It is surprising for the reddish color of its waters, which are rich in minerals. It is a breeding place for Andean flamingos.
Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina
The Perito Moreno Glacier, an impressive mass of ice located in the Lago Argentino department of the Santa Cruz province, in the Patagonia Region, could not be missing from this list. Every year, this glacier shows a surprising phenomenon: its mass of ice advances causing the accumulation, rupture and detachment of gigantic ice blocks.
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
Among the many landscapes of Brazil that are worth knowing, today we want to highlight Fernando de Noronha, an archipelago declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO due, among other things, to its delicate ecosystem. It belongs to the state of Pernambuco, and is located in the Atlantic Ocean, 545 kilometers from Recife.
Iguazu Falls, Argentina and Brazil
The Iguazú Falls are a group of waterfalls located on the Iguazú River, on the border between the Brazilian state of Paraná and the Argentine province of Misiones. They are, for many, the most spectacular waterfalls on the planet.
Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
We also want to talk about the Galapagos Islands, an archipelago in the Pacific Ocean located almost 1,000 kilometers off the coast of Ecuador, which was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The islands are known for the great variety of species they host, although their landscapes are also surprising.
Torres del Paine, Chile
In Chile we can also find many surprising landscapes. One of them is the Torres del Paine National Park, which offers a great variety of natural environments: mountains, valleys, rivers, lakes …
Atacama Desert, Chile
How could it be otherwise, we must also highlight Chile’s Atacama Desert, considered the non – polar desert more arid of the planet. Extending across the Great North of Chile, this eco-region is rich in metallic mineral resources.
Caño Cristales, Colombia
Finally, we want to talk about Caño Cristales, a Colombian river located in the Sierra de la Macarena, in the department of Meta, which is surprising for the color of its waters . And it is that in its route different tones can be observed: yellow, green, black, blue, red and pink.