South America is synonymous to adventure with ample scope of exploration. A geographically- diverse continent with incredible natural beauty at its bountiful best has drawn in travelers from all over the world. If you want to explore South America on a trekking holiday, make sure you do not miss out on the following places.
Machu Picchu, Peru
This is known as “the lost city” of the Inca with architectural values. This historical civilization remained undiscovered until the beginning of 20th century. Perfect for trekking and being one of the major attractions, Machu Picchu is a traveler’s delight.
Enjoy the thrill while walking on Inca trail or your stay at nearby town of Aguas Calientes or simply travel by train from Cusco, options are myriad. For enjoying your trekking experience to the hilt, climb up the mountains of Huayna Picchu to capture the spectacular view of the Inca ruins from above.
Igauzu Falls, Argentina/Brazil
A series of waterfalls, located on the border between Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay is also one of the major attractions among travelers. A nature’s gift, surrounded by abundance of greenery, this place is a must for trekking.
You can find several walking routes around the waterfalls and also have the opportunity to take a short boat trip underneath the falls. Include this place in your travel list to experience the fun-filled excitement.
Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
To take your trekking holiday to a different level, Galapagos Islands are a must to visit. Located near the coast of Ecuador and secluded from the mainland, this group of islands is a cynosure of all eyes.
Famous for fascinating ecosystem offering the opportunity to witness unique species of plants and animals, it’s a botanist’s paradise. You can either wander around or go for cruising, in spite of the strict control to the entry.
Torres Del Paine National Park, Chile
Perfect place to trek, Paine National Park is located around a garland of mountains of Torres Del Paine that is surrounded by an amazing view of glaciers, lakes and dense forests. If you want to go on a trekking holiday in South America, this is the ultimate destination.