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Top 10 Places You Must See In Latin America

Top 10 Places You Must See In Latin America

Posted by PanamericanWorld on August 20, 2015

Latin America is full of unique and spectacular natural wonders.  It’s difficult to choose only 10 of our favorites, but after some consideration, here’s our list of the top 10 places you must see in Latin America.

1. Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia

The otherworldly Salar De Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat, covering over 4,000 square miles.  It is located in south-west Bolivia, in the altiplano at an elevation of almost 12,000 feet above sea level.  It is an incredibly flat area, with a variation of only around 3 feet over the entire area.  After rain, the whole area is covered in a thin layer of reflective water, creating an incredible mirror-like reflective surface that has to be seen to be believed.

2. View The Milky Way On A Clear Night From Lake Titicaca

The area around Lake Titicaca bordering Peru and Bolivia is one of the darkest places in the world due to the distance from any large urban areas and the lack of any significant light pollution.  This makes it one of the best places anywhere to gaze at the night sky and to view the Milky Way.

3. Patagonia, Argentina

The barren and beautiful Patagonia is South America’s final frontier.  Located at the southern end of the continent, it spans across Argentina and Chile, touches both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and is filled with spectacular mountains, deserts, plains, glaciers and fjords, all of which combine to make it one of the most scenically spectacular places on Earth.

4. The ‘Real’ Mexico

Mexico is one of the most culturally rich countries on Earth.  Most visitors to the country unfortunately see nothing more than beach resorts that could be anywhere in the world.  A short drive from any of the tourist resorts is the ‘real’ Mexico, a country of small indigenous villages, colorful markets, friendly people and great food.  It’s one of the most wonderful, easily accessible cultural destinations in the world.

5. Torres Del Paine, Chile

One of the most beautiful national parks in the world,  Torres Del Paine is located in southern Chile between the Andes Mountains and the Patagonian Steppes of Argentina.  It is a land of stunning natural beauty encompassing glaciers, lakes, rivers and mountains.  It’s a beautiful place with a real frontier, end of the earth feel to it.

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