Top 10 Destinations in South America (IV)

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Ole! Besides salsa, sombreros and tequila, South America is a feast for one’s senses, with something for every kind of traveler. The continent is a patchwork of remarkable sceneries, with its snowcapped massifs, dangerous jungles, dreamlike deserts and spectacular mountain ranges, with many of its wonders remaining largely undiscovered.

 

South America offers rich experiences to travelers seeking natural wonders, ancient ruins, and vibrant cultural experiences.

 

Any of these Top 10 Destinations in South America would make a fascinating trip on its own, or you could combine some or all of them for a memorable tour.

 

 

Top 10 Destinations in South America: Atacama Desert, Chile

 

Known to be the driest desert on Earth, there's a reason this destination figures in the top 10 places to visit in South America. There's a host of adventure activities to undertake here – from hikes and bike rides to camping and night walks, there's something for every kind of adventure junkie.

 

But the desert also offers just as many activities for those looking to not strain themselves too much physically. If you rise early enough, you must visit the geysers at sunrise. The chill of the desert and the warm steam rising from the geysers will leave you refreshed and energized all day long! Head to the hot springs for a dip immediately after that, and recover from the icy cold of the desert air. Make sure to pack your towels and change of clothes to use once you're out of the water.

 

 

Top 10 Destinations in South America: Atacama Desert, Chile

 

If you're a water baby, you will definitely enjoy swimming in the lagoon. It contains a higher concentration of salt than even the Dead Sea, so you can float in it all you want. The swim could leave you with a tingly sensation on your skin, thanks to all that salt though — but ifs perfectly normal.

 

In addition, there are many breath-taking natural wonders in the Atacama Desert to experience, starting from the changing colors of the Salt Mountains to the Pukara de Quitor — ancient forts built by the atacamenos people to defend themselves from sieges.