South America is a fantastic continent to visit, and any visitor will be left wanting more after seeing its great combination of distinctive scenery, varied cultures, and delectable cuisine. Here are some of the incredible reasons why you should go for a South America tour at least once in your lifetime, including some of the world’s most challenging climbs and historic rainforest cities.
Trek to ancient cities
The Inca Trail walk to the ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu, perched high on a mountain crest in the center of the Peruvian Andes, is one of the most famous South American travel experiences. The four-day trip to the Lost City in the coastal jungles of northern Colombia is another option to consider if you’re thinking about going to South America. Many people would argue that seeing Machu Picchu is a must-do activity while there. It is unquestionably an amazing South American tick to go to a historic city!
Walk on the surface of the moon
The Ischigualasto Provincial Park, popularly known as the Valle de La Luna or Valley of the Moon, is situated in northwest Argentina. Exploring the Valley of the Moon truly gives you the impression that you are on another planet because of its amazing geological formations that closely mimic the surface of the moon (and have been used as a stand-in for outer space in various films).
Visit the Salar de Uyuni
One of the most talked-about and well-liked tourist sites and spent two weeks in South America without a doubt these amazing salt flats in Bolivia, and it’s not hard to see why when you look at the amazing pictures people have taken there! The flats are covered in a coating of water during the wet season, reflecting the sky, while during the dry season, you can capture some breathtaking perspective shots.
Take a swing at the end of the world
The daring “swing at the end of the world” is located in Ecuador’s Casa del Arbol, close to Banos, and has long drawn adventure-seeking backpackers. The swing offers spectacular views of the Tungurahua Volcano as well as an arching path over a treacherous canyon, where falling would almost certainly spell doom. Quite possibly the greatest swing in history.
Explore the Amazon rainforest
Welcome to the Amazon jungle, the world’s largest rainforest with the largest river flowing through it. Nine countries make up one of South America’s most enigmatic ecosystems, yet most tourists visit Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, or Colombia to explore the Amazon. A truly South American experience is paddling down the wide river and exploring the lush vegetation.
Experience a growing glacier
One of the few glaciers in the world that are actively growing is Argentina’s Perito Moreno glacier. Visiting it is an ethereal experience since you can actually hear it creak and crack as it slowly expands. You will see something truly once in a lifetime if you are fortunate enough to be present when the glacier calved an iceberg. Even better, you can put on your crampons and hike on the glacier itself.
Experience the most beautiful river in the world
The little Cano Cristales River in La Macarena National Park in central Colombia, often known as “the river that escaped from paradise,” more than lives up to its reputation as the most beautiful river on earth. The river becomes red between June and November when a unique species of algae blooms and the vibrant hues appear to sparkle in the harsh sunlight.
The abundance of historical history in South America is one of the biggest reasons to travel there. When you travel to locations like Tiwanaku, the Nazca Lines, and Machu Picchu, you’ll be in history nerd nirvana. Additionally, South America has some of the most breathtaking scenery on the planet. There is something for everyone, from the majestic Andes to the luxuriant jungles of the Amazon rainforest.