South America is known for its beauty, however there is so much more to it. Perhaps you’re wondering what’s so striking about South America? What’s so special about it? Although the answer is quite extensive, below we sum up the 5 reasons to visit this continent at least once in your life.
Visit Ancient Cities
One of the most popular and iconic attractions for tourists is to visit South America’s cities, such as the city of Machu Picchu, nestled on top of a mountain range in the heart of the Peruvian Andes. You also have the walk to the Lost City in northern Colombia, as well as other very old cities in countries like Colombia, Perú, Venezuela, Bolivia, Argentina, Ecuador, Brazil, and Chile.
Explore the Greatest Rainforest in South America
The world’s largest rainforest and largest river flowing through it, with a biodiversity that feeds the planet with fresh oxygen to breathe. The Amazon Rainforest is one of South America’s most fascinating landscapes, extending across nine countries, Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, French Guiana, and Suriname, captivate visitors with its natural beauty.
You can canoe the giant river, explore the dense jungles, get a close-up to endemic plants and animals, and experience a new adventure.
See the World’s Highest Waterfalls and a Growing Glacier
The highest and most impressive waterfalls in South America are the powerful “Angel Falls” in Venezuela with almost 1,000 meters of height, and the Iguazu Falls (which extend to both sides of the border between Argentina and Brazil) are formed by about 275 separate waterfalls. On the other hand, the Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentina is one of the few glaciers in the world that continues to grow.
You can go right to the Middle of the World
Just a couple of hours from the capital of Ecuador, Quito, you’ll find the museum “ La Mitad Del Mundo” (middle of the world) with a yellow stripe and a monument that exemplifies the imaginary division of the hemispheres. So, you can literally be with one foot in the southern hemisphere and the other in the northern hemisphere.
South America’s lush beaches have warm blue waters, golden or white sands and a perfect climate all year round. This continent has coastlines that have nothing to envy French Polynesia. If you are a sun and beach lover, South America is a must see!
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