IMPORTANT PLACES TO SEE IN SOUTH AMERICA - 1
Though it seems as if the whole world is being caught in the cold winds and snowstorms, it is winter only in the Northern Hemisphere and the Southern Hemisphere has plenty of warm weather, especially in South America. There are many sandy beaches under the hot sun for surfing, taking sunbath and lush, snorkeling, and even green forests and tall mountains suitable for hiking and camping. Here are some of the important places not to be missed in South America:-
1. Los Roques Archipelago National Park, Venezuela:-
This is an atoll of 350 beach-fringed islands and cays lying 80 miles north to the coast of Venezuela. In 1972 a nature reserve was created to protect the very unique and extensive ecosystem of islands, beaches, coral reefs, sea turtles, seabirds, marine life, mangroves and sea grass beds. The beaches are shallow, with warm water which really suitable for scuba diving, wind-sailing, kite-surfing, sport fishing, snorkeling, sport fishing and boating.
2. San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina:-
Simply known by the locals as Bariloche, this forested lake is famous for its crystal blue lakes and rivers with green islands with emerald hills and Andes Mountains snowcapped in the background. Located in the center of Patagonia, Bariloche is famous for its chocolate and caramel sauce. It is an excellent place for exploring the nearby mountain trails, and natural reserves like the Nahuel Huapi National Park. It is famous for forest canopy zip-lining, jet-skiing, trekking, rafting, kayaking, scuba diving, canoeing, rock-climbing, and horse riding.
3. Ilha Grande, Angra Dos Reis, Brazil:-
Filled with beautiful coves and beaches Ilha Grande is actually a part of a group of 22 islands, lying off the southeast coast of Brazil. One of the worlds most famous beach Lopes Mendes is found here and is known for its ultra soft white sand and waves perfect for surfing. If you need more you can go for a full or half day sailing excursions on pirate-themed schooners, snorkeling, swimming, exploring, kayaking, fishing, forest trekking, mountain biking are other activities to enjoy.
4. Puerto Maldonado, Peru:-
While visiting Peru, many don’t miss visiting Machu Picchu, Arequipa, but the Amazonia area is really worth a visit. This thick forested area with tropical rain, and extensive river system houses the Manu National Park, Tambopata National Reserve, Bahuaja-Sonene National Park. People can have a view of a variety of birds and animals, which includes many endangered species like – tapirs, caimans, colorful butterflies, egrets, turtles, toucans, jaguars, tarantulas, anacondas, etc.
Popularly known as the Switzerland of South America it is an important ranching center which has opened its traditional estancias to the tourist worldwide. People running the vast cattle ranches faced financial problems instead of selling it they opted to cater to guests. Many ranches offer private accommodations, asados, and horse riding lessons, which gives the visitor an authentic South American cowboy experience.