Uyuni Salt Flats, Bolivia
This has got to be at the top of the list. This vast expanse of salt stretching as far as the eye can see is truly one of Latin America’s most spectacular sights to visit. It changes at different times of the day and seasons of the year. During the wet season the ground mirrors the sky above making for spectacular photo opportunities. Why not take your own adventure to Uyuni.
Mount Roraima, Venezuela
Mount Roraima lies on the border of Venezuela, Brazil and Guyana and although it is not the highest mountain in Latin America it is certainly one of the most impressive. The 400 metre vertical cliffs that give the mountain its tabletop shape are often shrouded in mist giving the illusion that it’s floating. It’s one of earth’s oldest geological formations dating back 2 billion years.
Lençóis Maranhenses, Brazil
This vast area in north east Brazil is home to rolling sand dunes punctuated with pretty blue and green lagoons. You may be forgiven for thinking it’s just another desert, but it isn’t. Its location next to the Amazon basin means that the area gets huge amounts of rain in the wet season, which collects in pools between the dunes. Eggs from by birds from the sea mean these pools are home to a variety of marine life.
Atacama desert, Chile
This is an old favourite of ours. Located in the north of Chile next to the Pacific coast, it is the driest desert in the world. The 41,000 sq miles is home to a number of surreal landscapes including coloured lagoons, ragged red rock formations, lava flows and valleys and white salt flats. During the visit an early trip to the spectacular Tatio Geysers is a must. Start creating your own adventure to the Atacama.