Places to visit before you die [Latin America Edition]

places to visit before you die

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There are places to visit before you die. Not that it is written anywhere, but after doing so, you will understand why we say so. Some are part of history and others are simply so impressive, that any adventurer would want to visit. In any case, they are destinations that enrich us and become memories that we will keep forever.

For this reason and because we know what we are talking about, today we bring you the 8 places in Latin America that we think you should visit at least once in your life:

Machu Picchu, Peru

The world’s most popular Inca city has some of the most amazing landscape in the highlands of Peru. Built in the mid-15th century, Machu Picchu is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. It must be for a reason, right?

There are many ways to get to Machu Picchu, although all of them are full of vegetation and history.

The historic citadel of Machu Picchu is currently considered one of the seven wonders of the modern world and has been declared a World Heritage Site since 1983. Visiting Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley is one of the trips you should already have on your bucket list.

Machu picchu in peru

Uyuni Salt Flats, Bolivia

Traveling to the Uyuni Salt Flats is to have the feeling of being in infinity, since wherever you look, you will see the sky reflected. It is the largest salt flat in the world with an area of 10,580 km2 and it holds a lot of curiosities.

The landscape seen in this place is indescribable and you have to live it to appreciate it. In addition, if you like photography, you can get very original photos due to the optical effect produced.

uyuni salt flats mirror effect

Argentine Patagonia

A huge natural landscape full of mountains, crystalline lakes, waterfalls like skyscrapers and gigantic glaciers. If you want to feel nature in its purest form, you must visit Argentine Patagonia.

Yes, it is not a specific place, but a huge area of a continent in which to see many places, but it’s worth it. From seeing penguins in Puerto Madryn to discovering Ushuaia, the city “at the end of the world”.

The experience that we lived here and that we will always remember in Patagonia Argentina, is trekking on top of the Perito Moreno Glacier. Walking on one of the most impressive glaciers in the world is amazing.

perito moreno glacier

Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

Torres del Paine National Park, is the most famous national park in Chile and one of the most impressive in all of South America.

The most common is to do one of the multi-day routes through the park to discover each valley, mountain and lake, although you can also go for a day. The Torres del Paine O Circuit is the longest, but if you decide to do the W trek, you will be doing the most famous one.

It is clear that you are not going to do an 8-day route if you are not a trekking hobbyist, but don’t worry, here you have a difficulty analysis of Torres del Paine treks so that you can see for yourself if you are prepared.

Torres del paine landscape

Rainbow Mountain, Peu

Before we recommended you to visit Machu Picchu. Well, if you are going to make a tour of Peru, you can’t miss a visit to Vinicunca Mountain.

It is located in the Andes of Peru, very close to Cusco, and is formed by so many colors due to the minerals it contains. Discovering Vinicunca Mountain is a once in a lifetime experience.

Tourist in the Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain

Lost City, Colombia

Lost City is another of the wonders of Latin America. It is often compared to Machu Picchu, but it is much less known and visited. It is one of the best preserved jungles on the continent and is still inhabited by some indians.

Visiting Lost City is a privilege, since few groups of travelers visit it every day. However, it is a spectacle of nature to see how it has been hiding the city and now, the ancient villages are practically covered by vegetation.

lost city of santa marta in a sunny day

Easter Island, Chile

Lost in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, Easter Island holds hundreds of secrets to be discovered. Replete with giant stone statues, called “Moais”, it represents one of the great enigmas of archaeologists and researchers about its remains.

This island is currently declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is the farthest inhabited island from the coast. Visiting Easter Island is undoubtedly another of the places to visit before you die.

Distant view of Easter Island in Chile

Sian Ka’an Natural Reserve, Mexico

The Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, is also known as the gates of heaven on Earth. It is impossible to describe it in words so that you can imagine what it is really like.

Crystalline waters, dunes, cenotes, coral reefs and home to many, many animals. This little piece of heaven located in Mexico, is another place you definitely have to see before you die.

It is a mix of experiences as travel to Sian Ka’an is not only sea and breathtaking views, but history and culture.

Sian Ka'an Natural reserve

This is our short list of places to visit before you die. As you can see, we are nature lovers and we believe that destinations like these and trips like these are the ones that make us remember that we are alive. What do you think? Have you already been to any of them?

Lily

Lily is happy with a backpack on her back. Every year she travels through one country in Latin America and has repeated several times, especially Peru where she says she feels at home (although she says the same about Argentina, Chile and Bolivia).

She loves ceviche, hiking and Sunday picnics with her friends, although whenever you ask her, she's always planning her next destination.

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