- Iguazu Falls
When you arrive here you cannot help but be amazed!!! The energy of nature is all concentrated in this breathtaking place!!! In 1984, UNESCO declared these falls as World Heritage. When Eleanor Roosevelt visited the falls she said: “My poor Niagara”!!! Being the world’s largest falls, its annual average flow rate is of m3/s 1,746. They are located between Brazil and Argentina. Every year, millions of people come to visit this extraordinary example of majestic beauty. Even though the Iguazu Falls are the main attraction, it is situated inside the beautiful Iguazu National Park. The park has a size of 252,982 hectares, of which 67,720 in Argentina’s land, and 185,262 in Brazil’s land. The park is home to many species of animals and flora that create an important ecosystem. This ecosystem is connected to all of America Latina.
- Santuario de Las Lajas
In a dramatic position we find an impressive structure. This basilica church in southern Colombia is located in the department of Narino. It was built between 1916 and 1949, inside the canyon of the Guáitara river, on top of a bridge 40 meters high. With it’s gothic revival style, this is a picturesque image and a popular destination.
- North Yungas Road
Unfortunately this road in Bolivia has been nicknamed the “Death Road”, due to the number of deaths that take place here. An average of 200 to 300 people die on this road every year. The road was built in the 1930’s, by the local people. It is only 3 meters wide, and there are many curves. The view is breathtaking, but it cannot be contemplated, since you have to keep your eyes on the road or the fall is 100 meters high. The extreme weather conditions don’t make this an easy drive, it may vary from heavy rains, wind, snow, and also landslides. Apart from the danger, it is a really exciting experience to cross this path!!!
- Moai Statues
On Easter Island we may find these spectacular monolithic human statues, carved in stone just standing there. These statues were made by the Rapa Nui people, but they are still covered in mystery. Scientists can only create theories of their origin. There are so many questions on why they were made, when, and how, being that they are so massive. We cannot comprehend how it was possible to move them from such long distances from where they were first carved at. Even raising them in the position that they were left in is a big question. The material used was a singular piece of volcanic rock from the Rano Raku quarry in the south-east part of the island. Their measure averages around 4 meters tall, with the tallest one being 12 meters high. There is an unfinished statue that would have been 21 meters tall when completed. There are about 1000 statues that have been uncovered, but there are still many more buried underground, and also many have been shipped away to different countries.
- El Tatio Geysers
Considered the third largest geyser field in the world, it is located in Northern Chile, in the Atacama Desert. This desert is known as the driest desert on planet earth. The best time to visit is in the early morning hours, being that the lights make this a spectacular view. Some geysers shoot powerful streams of steam, reaching great heights. Others bubble with hot water and small spurts of steam. There are natural pools of steamy hot springs, where one can experience a relaxing bath while enjoying the landscape.