South America is still a destination little explored worldwide . The most insular part of the Americas is rich in traditions and cultures with influences from different regions of the world, which have remained throughout the ages and have contributed to forming mystical and energetic places.
Even for the most unbelieving, the beauty of these places has something supernatural ❤️
To make you even more eager to pack and go exploring the continent, we have prepared a list of the 7 mystical wonders of South America that are here, very close to us.
1 – Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
Amazing view from Uyuni Salt Flat, Bolivia
Salar de Uyuni is the largest salt plain in the world, it is located in southwest Bolivia and consists of more than 10,000 square kilometers of a desert that causes unique sensations. One of the most beautiful landscapes on the planet is formed by immensity and provides a feeling of infinity thanks to the white of the desert. The scenery is incredible, breathtaking.
And the cool thing is that the place changes depending on the season of the year you visit it. If it is during periods of rain, for example, you will find this mirrored effect like the one in the image, caused by the accumulation of water on the floor. But the dry season is not far behind in beauty: with the soil cut into a mosaic of white plates, you see yourself in an infinitely white landscape, equally incredible.
2 – Machu Picchu, Peru
Tourist photographing Machu Picchu illuminated by the last sunlight from above with smartphone. Scenic sky with clouds and sun rays. Concept of sharing travel moments using technology.
Peru is one of those countries that you immediately think of when talking about mysticism and spirituality. Machu Picchu is, without a doubt, the most famous attraction in the country and worth the visit. There you will be able to see historic beauties such as the Porta do Sol, and the Temple of the Moon at Pico Huayna Picchu – besides, of course, having the chance to meet two of the most beloved pets in the world: llamas and alpacas.
Our tip is that you enjoy the trip to the country to also visit the famous Nazca lines, a set of ancient drawings located in the Nazca desert and considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
3 – Chapada Diamantina, Poço Encantado, Cave in Chapada Diamantina, Brazil
Within the Brazilian territory, there are also plenty of places full of mysticism to get to know, and Chapada Diamantina is certainly one of the most relevant of them all.
The Chapada Diamantina National Park is full of waterfalls, canyons, caves, valleys and stunning landscapes, which are even more special due to the extraordinary atmosphere of the place, felt by even the most skeptical. Another cool thing is that the Chapada region brings together several Brazilian biomes in one place: the cerrado, the caatinga, the Pantanal and the Atlantic Forest!
4 – Easter Island, Chile
Easter Island is a territory belonging to Chile, but which is isolated in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Along the island are scattered about 900 immense stone statues that generate much speculation about its origin and origin. Just step on the island to feel a different energy, which enchants its visitors.
It is interesting to know that this name was given to the Island only in 1722, when the first European, the Dutch explorer Jakob Roggeveen, arrived in the place, exactly on an Easter Sunday. The name is not accepted by the natives of the Island, who call it after the name of their own people: Rapa Nui.
5 – Monte Roraima, Venezuela
On the border between Brazil and Venezuela is Mount Roraima, a place considered by many to be a “heavenly island”. The geological formation of the mountain is one of the oldest in the world and, around it, it is common for dense clouds to form, giving the place a unique atmosphere and landscapes. In addition to the look, Mount Roraima is also part of countless legends and beliefs of various indigenous tribes that inhabit the region.
This is one of the highest peaks in our country, having an incredible 2,734 meters of altitude and is one of the most incredible destinations for those who want to connect with nature, since, in addition to the huge walls, it also has waterfalls, lakes, plant species and endemic animals (that is, that only exist there) and much more.
6 – Lake Titicaca, Peru and Bolivia
Totora boat on the Titicaca lake near Puno, Peru
Located between Peru and Bolivia, Lake Titicaca is an important mystical symbol for the people who live in their region and are concerned with maintaining its sacred essence. On both the Peruvian and Bolivian sides, there are archaeological sites to learn about the local traditions and cultures. In addition, this is an excellent spot for stargazing on open nights.
Ah, another legal reason to visit the place is that here you will be sailing on the highest side of the world, at an altitude of 3,800. But be prepared: its waters are very cold, varying from 7 ° to 11 ° C.
7 – Cabo Polonio, Uruguay
Cabo Polonio lighthouse and houses
A place without electricity, cell phone signal, internet or paved streets is the perfect environment to connect with yourself and forget about the modern world. Almost deserted beaches, sand dunes, a beautiful sunset of exuberant colors and starry skies make it very easy to feel and enjoy the magical atmosphere of this very special place.
Be sure to visit the Lighthouse, visit the Reserve of Sea Wolves and walk through the Historic Pueblo, which is like the center of the place, with several bars, restaurants and shops to guarantee that travel souvenir that everyone likes 😉