South America Living

Scenic Beauties of South America

The peak of Alpamayo

The peak of Alpamayo

South America is a combination of both surprise and mystery. This is a land full of breath-taking natural and historical scenery, enchanting landscapes, vibrant wildlife and of course some very meticulously done man-made structures. “Colorful” is simply the right word to describe this continent. From the Amazon forest to majestic mountains and vast deserts to gigantic water bodies likes lakes and seas as well as waterfalls – not to mention some quintessentially beautiful serene environments, South America is a phenomenon that will leave every enthusiastic traveller and any passionate tourist with wonderful experiences and memorable moments to boot. Actually, one needs not only to have an Esta Visa to travel to the US so as to explore some of the world’s most interesting scenes out there but also a visit to South America will present you with the following scenic sites to behold:



Alpamayo:


Winning the title as one of the most beautiful mountains in the world, although it is somewhat smaller than many of its neighboring peaks in Peru’s Andes, Alpamayo features a very pyramidal structure that makes it visually stunning, but at the same time entices climbers from almost all walks of life. It is also more remote than many other peaks in the Cordillera Blanca mountain range, with a hike to its base taking about 2 to 3 days from the town of Cashapampa.



The Atacama meets the sea in Pan de Azucar National Park, Chile

The Atacama meets the sea in Pan de Azucar National Park, Chile

Atacama Desert:

Atacama is clearly a beautiful view and a sight to behold. Covering an area of about 105,000 square kilometers from Southern Peru to Northern Chile, it is said to be one of the driest locations on the Earth that does not receive rainfall whatsoever, and some of places in the desert have not received rainfall for hundreds of years. As a result of such harsh conditions, plants and animal life seems to be barely existent. However, near the northern coast it gets a little rainfall and is characterized by minimal vegetation. Otherwise this climate presents very spectacular scenery.



Colca Canyon, Peru

Colca Canyon, Peru

Colca Canyon:


Situated within the Andes Mountains of Peru, Colca Canyon is actually one of the deepest canyons in the world, almost twice the depth of the Grand Canyon. This place is characterized by its tranquility and exceptional beauty. Additionally, the area is an agricultural zone for farmers, giving it a very exotic feel. Visitors will also be lucky to view an Andean Condor in its natural environment as it glides through the thermal air in search of its food high in the peaks of the Andes.



Sunset on the Salar de Uyuni

Sunset on the Salar de Uyuni

Salar de Uyuni:


Located in Southwestern Bolivia, Salar de Uyuni is actually the world largest salt flat. Unlike a traditional desert, which is characterized by sand in abundance, the Salar de Ayuni features vast expanses of glistening white salt, giving a completely flat landscape dotted with a few islands like the Isla Incahuasi to accentuate its surreal beauty. Beneath this breathtakingly beautiful landscape is a huge chunk of lithium reserves. It is a spot that will definitely leave you with an interesting and a memorable experience.



A Blue-Footed Booby, unique to the Galapagos Islands

A Blue-Footed Booby, unique to the Galapagos Islands

Galapagos National Park:


Established in 1959 and covering the entire Galapagos Islands, this is Ecuador’s oldest national park, established to protect the unique diversity of the islands. Thus this park serves to protect both the unique diversity of the islands like its native species of plants, and animals such as the marine iguana, the giant tortoise, and the petrel. Because of a lack of resident predators, most of the animals on these islands are very fearless, allowing you the opportunity to come close to some of the most endangered species. The Park’s diversity therefore offers a very beautiful environment and of course awesome moments for visitors.



Angel Falls:


The world’s highest uninterrupted waterfall is in Venezuela, falling almost 979 meters and cascading over one of the table top mountains in the Canaima National Park, thus giving a beautiful yet a breath-taking view. Almost all the water in the falls evaporates into mist before it reaches the floor. This is a remote jungle that can actually be reached easily by air from the Ciudad Guayana or Ciudad Bolivar areas.

Angel Falls, Venezuela

Angel Falls, Venezuela




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