Probably a life won’t be enough to explore all of Latin America’s stunning destinations. A huge part of the continent remains still undiscovered and many great places are being underrated by tourists. For sure Machu Picchu is worth a visit, but you keep in mind these 7 hidden gems if you’re planning a trip to South America.
Valle de la Luna, Chile
Also known as the Moon Valley, this hidden gem is located in the Atacama Desert, the driest desert in the world. The valley is covered with rock formations, similar to the surface of the moon. It is very beautiful during sunset and offers scenic views.
Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina
Located in the South Patagonia, Perito Moreno is among the largest glaciers in the world one of the three that are growing, not receding.
El Peñón de Guatapé, Colombia
One of the most beautiful hidden gems in Colombia is the El Peñol or “The Stone”, worshiped by the the former inhabitants of the town of Guatapé – Tahamies Indians.
Uros Floating Islands, Lake Titicaca, Peru
The Uros islands are a group of 70 islands made with totora reed by their residents, known as the Uros tribe.
Laguna Colorada, Bolivia
This magnificent shallow salt lake, also known as the Red Lagoon, is a located at an altitude of 14,000 feet in the southwest of the altiplano of Bolivia.
Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá, Colombia