Located in Southern Peru, Machu Picchu is an ancient Inca citadel that provides a glimpse into the past and what the Incans believed in. Located on a high up mountain ridge, you're easily able to look over and see the vast world below. This is a piece of history still standing with a beautiful view down.
Best Time To Visit The best time to tour Machu Picchu is during the warmer months, but also when it is not raining, as it can be difficult to climb up to the citadel.
This is where you can go to see the largest waterfall in the world because these waterfalls come together to create one large waterfall. These falls divide up the river into an upper and lower section, but it looks more like one large area.
Best Time To Visit The best time is when during the warmer months when the sun is out. You can take a dip at the bottom of the waterfalls.
You Should Know There may be a small fee to come into the park and view the falls. Check the hours of operation, as they are usually closed down after it becomes dark.
Covering around 990 miles of land, this desert is on a plateau in Chile. It is covered in sand, hot, and provides a great place for sand dunes, hiking, riding around on ATVs and more. There are also homes that people live in, restaurants, shops, and more all within the desert lands.
Best Time To Visit You should visit this area during the months when it is dry and not as hot. The desert can become quite hot during the day, so plan ahead.
You Should Know Make sure to bring something to cover your face, as you want to stop the sand from getting in your eyes and mouth.
Uyuni Salt Flat
The world's largest salt flat, this is a must see for so many people who are visiting the area. 3,900 square miles are covered in this salt. The dry lake has salt that covers the ground, which is how it ended up getting there.
Best Time To Visit Any time is a good time to visit the Uyuni Salt Flat. You can go during the warmer or cooler months but consider the rain that might come.
You Should Know Wildlife is rare to find in this area due to the nature of the land, but pink flamingos are often seen.
Perito Moreno Glacier
Located in the Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina, this glacier is huge. It continues to advance and become larger with time. It is also one of the biggest tourist attractions in all of Argentina.
Best Time To Visit The best time to travel here is during the off-season when there are less people that are visiting the same area.
You Should Know The glacier is what makes the water below it the turquoise color it is. It is one of 48 glaciers in the Andes system.
The Sacred Valley of the Incas has been around for centuries. It is where the Incans would do a lot of their rituals and was the heart of their empire. They have fertile farmland and Spanish colonial villages.
Best Time To Visit The best time to travel here is when it is warm outside, not raining, and when you have enough time to visit all of the smaller buildings that are located there.
You Should Know There is a handicraft market that is held on every Sunday. An Incan citadel is up on the hilltop that you can also visit while here.
Fernando de Noronha
This is an archipelago that consists of over 20 islands that come together. The ecosystem is delicate, but it is one of the most beautiful places that you can visit in Brazil. If you are looking for beautiful weather, crystal clear waters, and more than this is where you can find it.
Best Time To Visit The best time is when it is warmer out. You can rent some kayaks and enjoy all that comes with the undeveloped beaches.
You Should Know You'll see dolphins, sharks, rays, and sea turtles from time to time. Remember it is a sanctuary and should be respected as such.
Isla del Sol
Stands for Island of Sun and it is located in the southern portion of Lake Titicaca. This is in Bolivia. You can find many smaller villages throughout the island, but there are festivals, beautiful beaches, plenty of activities, and more.
Best Time To Visit You should visit the island when it is not raining, as well as when it is warm outside. You want to be comfortable while visiting the villages.
You Should Know The Roca Sagrada is a large rock that is said to be the birthplace of the first Incas. Escalera del Inca is a staircase in the Yumani village leads up to a spring that was believed to prolong your youth.
Fitz Roy is a mountain in Patagonia which is located on the Argentina and Chile border. You can walk around the bottom of the mountain, or even climb up the side of the mountain on the walkway provided.
Best Time To Visit You should visit when it is comfortable temperature outside, though it might be chilly since it goes pretty high. It should not be raining or storming, either, as this can make it harder to climb.
You Should Know The mountain was first climbed back in 1952 by Lionel Terray and Guido Magnone. The elevation of the mountain measures 11,020 feet.
A waterfall that is located in Venezuela. It is the world's highest waterfall that has never once been interrupted. It continues to flow. It is 979 meters high and has a drop of 807 meters. The water drops over the Auyan-tepui mountain.
Best Time To Visit The best time to tour the falls is when the weather is calm, cool, and it is not raining. The waterfall also becomes more forceful when it is.
You Should Know You may have to contact the people who are living and working around the waterfall to visit.
Summer - December to February
The temperatures during the summer in South America can become as high as 100 degrees Fahrenheit depending on where you are. Apart from some of the hottest temperatures of the year, this is a good time to visit certain parts of South America.
Autumn - March to May
The fall season is the best time to visit and the temperature is usually around 70 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit, making this an ideal time for those who want to do more. The weather this time of year is perfect for walking around the city and visiting tourist attractions.
Spring - September to November
This is when the temperatures are around 70 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit like autumn, but the rain also comes during these months, making them pretty wet. Travel during this time if you mind a last-minute change of plans.
Winter - June to August
Winter months can become as cold as 30 degrees Fahrenheit. Although the temperatures drop this time is perfect for visiting certain attractions, such as the Patagonia region, Machu Picchu, Colombia's coffee region, and Brazil.