Are you planning to go for summer vacation in America and wondering where to go for an amazing time? Wonder no more! Because here, I present to you the 10 best summer destinations in South America!
Visiting South America during summer time is a great idea in order to explore the magic of the regions. There is something to suit all interests from exploring the streets of Bueno Aries to visiting the ancient mountain of Maccu Piccu or refreshing your eyes at Iguazu Falls. You will also get a good chance to feel more exotic at the tropical Caribbean beach of Colombia.
So keep reading to find more about the 10 best summer destinations in South America to travel to for summer!
1. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro will welcome you with its amazing landscapes. Take the time to relax at the feet of the Christ the Redeemer Statue. After that, try to walk down the famous promenade while watching the stunning cityscape. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will never be disappointing.
2. Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia
Most travelers call this place the Uyuni salt flats. When it is dry, it is a salt dessert and when it is rainy, it is a water flats creating really nice reflections and both are amazing to see. Don’t leave this place before taking funny pictures, spending time here really puts things into perspective and you can be really creative.
3. Santuario De Las Lajas, Colombia
Before you come to this place, can you imagine a church which was built in the middle of a canyon and over the abyss on the top of Guaitara river. The lajas Sanctuary is called “The Miracle of God over the abyss”. It is located in the town of Potosi, takes about 2 hours from Pasto. According to British Newspaper, it comes to be one the most beautiful churches in the world because of its gothic architecture.
4. Milky way over Lake Titicaca
Watch astounding sunsets and sunrises over the highest navigable lake in the world between Peru and Bolivia! For those who are wondering, Lake Titicaca sits at 12,507 feet or 3,812 meters. A beautiful island on the Lake Titicaca which was held scared by the Incas as the birth place of their sun deity Inti. Since it spreads across Bolivia and Peru, I recommend a visit on both sides. Along with the sunsets and sunrises, the view of the Milky Way at night is absolutely stunning!
5. Machu Picchu, Peru
Welcome to the most iconic destination in South America that will certainly impress you! Coming to Maccu Piccu during summer is a joy. The atmosphere is absolutely magical. It is worth getting there in the morning so that you can wait until the clouds fade away and the sun comes out so that you can watch how the clouds disperse to present you the view of the whole Inca citadel.
6. Cano Cristales, Columbia
Cano Cristales has an impressive river in five colors, yes. People commonly call it “The River of Five Colours” or “The Liquid Rainbow”. The color depends on the time of the year and the amount of water, but the secret is in the algae and moss that grows within it. The river appears in many colours including yellow, green, black, blue and red. So, when you are in Colombia, make sure to travel to La Macarena village and take in the site of one of the most beautiful rivers you will ever see.
7. Mount Fitz Roy, Argentina
Trade the city skyscrapers for these towers in summer time at the Mount Fitz Roy! The trek in Chalten is the most beautiful hiking trail in southern Patagonia (maybe apart from Torres del Paine!). At a height of 3,405 meters, it makes it one of the hardest mountains to climb in the whole world. When you spend a moment at this place, you will feel your money spent traveling thousands of miles seem well worth it. Mount Fitz Roy is simply stunning!
8. Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Galapagos is perhaps one of the most bio-diverse places on earth. Most part of the islands are a national park and contain half of the lands marine species. When thinking of the Galapagos Islands, you might conjure up the image of bizarre and unique wildlife. It will definitely amaze you with what’s living under the sea. Take time to snorkel and meet the turtles, mantas and whales!
9. Angel falls, Venezuela
Angel Falls or Salto Angel is located in Venezuela’s Canaima National Park as the world’s highest uninterrupted waterfalls with a height of 979 meters – crazy! It is even more than twice of the Empire State Building. The water drops over the edge of the Auyan – Tepuy mountain in the Canaima National Park and is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Tepuys of Venezuela are hands down the most spectacular place you can see around Angel falls.
10. Maois Statues on Easter Islands, Chile
Easter Island, a place which has interesting history, culture and tradition. The combination of the remnants from the famed statues that were built centuries ago have left a trail that archeologists continue to marvel over. They are still stumped as to how the Rapa Nui people were able to move these gigantic statues all over the island without damaging them. Some locals say the maois “walked” to their final resting place. You will find hundreds of maois in various stages of completion.
And so, the story of Maois Statues on Easter Islands becomes the last place of the top 10 best summer destinations in South America you must visit. Summer is in the air- what’re you waiting for?!