Posted on Apr 25, 2011 | Comments 0
Having some traveling plans in South America? There are some things that you shouldn’t miss out on. There are numerous well known national parks, like Galapagos Islands, Torres del Paine and Atacama, but you should also know that there are more than 300 national parks to visit.
Some of them are smaller, and there are also some that are larger than certain countries. No matter what their size is, the majority is well cared for and they offer a lot to see.
Tayrona National Park in Columbia is one of those parks that you should make sure to visit at least once in your life. This is the second most visited national park in the country and it gained a lot of fame because it is the highest coastal mountain range of the world.
There are two different ecosystems in the park, and this is why it is possible to see 180 mammal species, 300 bird species and since the park is connected to the Caribbean Sea, there are also numerous fish, sponge, coral and marine life species.
This park is considered to be one of the most beautiful in South America parks, and you can be sure that you won’t get bored while being here. The activities for tourists include scuba diving, snorkeling, horseback riding, swimming, hiking, and camping.
Do you want to see the highest waterfall of the world? Then don’t say no to a trip to Canaima National Park, found in Venezuela.
Besides Angel Falls you will also find numerous smaller waterfalls in the park along with lagoons, rivers, rainforests, jungle, and wildlife.
The park is also famous for the tabletop mountains that are also known as tepuis.
These mountains have developed their own ecosystem, and so you will find some flowers here that you won’t find anywhere else in the world.
The tourists might get here on a daily basis from Caracas or from Ciudad Bolivar in organized tourist groups.
Not being up for a trip to a hot region? Then Glaciers National Park is the right place for you. The park has been renovated a little while ago, and the government also added a multi-level walkway in front of the glacier. The park is located in Patagonian Argentina and at the moment glaciers represent about 37% of the park.
Although the Perito Moreno is one of the few glaciers that is still advancing, due to the change of the climate the smaller glaciers are melting so fast that they increase the level of the lakes in the park, affecting the ecosystem.
If you happen to get to Chile make sure that you pay a visit to the Vincente Perez Rosales National Park. Actually it is part of a chain of protected areas. One of the most well-known elements of the park is the almost symmetrical snow-capped cone of Osomo that is an active volcano.
The tourists have the possibility to track up one of the mountains, but the climbers must make sure that they carry enough equipment and that they have a certified guide.
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