Travelling to South America has always been very exciting for most visitors as there just so much to see. This continent with one of the largest tropical forest in the world is also home to some exotic beaches and natural wonders. The different countries and islands that make up the continent receive millions of visitors every year. While there is much to see in South America, there are some places that are a must see for visitors to the continent. These are wonderlands that include aquatic and wildlife adventures. If you love adventure, you cannot lack for what to do in this continent. Find below some of the top wonderland attractions in the continent.
The Galapagos found off the pacific coast of Ecuador is a paradise of nature. Don’t expect to see a lot of wildlife here but the few you find will really intrigue you. While here you will understand what it means for man and animal to live as one. Don’t expect the animals to flee at the sight o a human. They will gladly swim along with you and even sit quietly and watch you. Snorkeling in this area is simply sublime. Popular animal species include the sea lion, marine iguana, starfish and many others.
This region although sparsely populated has become a major attraction in the southern part of South America. It is shared by Argentina and Chile. Its two coasts run along two different oceans which are the Pacific and the Atlantic. The name Patagonia is believed to have been given by Magellan during his exploits as he thought the people were Patagon a Spanish terms for giants since they appeared taller than the Europeans. The area has a wide variety of flora and fauna. Bird watching is a popular activity here.
This is a wonderland for those who love nature. Even if you were not able to appreciate nature before the trip, you will be awed by what you see. By the time you leave, nature will be your next best friend. This is the largest inland wetland in the world that covers areas of Brazil, Paraguay and Bolivia. Its huge variety of species is second only to that f the Amazon Forest. This is probably one of the places in the world where you can be almost certain to see a Jaguar. It has become the Jaguar watching capital of the world. Every year thousands to millions of people travel to this area to have an encounter with nature.
The Paraná River
After the Amazon, this is the second longest river in South America. It gets its source from Brazil and travels through Paraguay, Uruguay to the Tigre delta in Argentina. The delta area is known as a habitat for Jaguars.
South America is home to numerous waterfalls with some like the Angel falls being the tallest in the world. Together with other waterfalls like the Iguazu and the Laja falls, South America is a wonderland waterfall. Although some of these falls are off well constructed roads, visitors brave the difficult road access to the falls all because of the spectacular view that it offers.