8 Most Photo-Ready Places in South America

By Michelle Yastremsky


The salt fields of Bolivia, the otherworldly valleys of Peru.. South America’s beauty is endless, diverse, and ready for its close-up!

Enjoy amazing food, great climate, and a culture full of flair while seeing and snapping these amazing sights - just don’t forget to charge your camera.


Machu Picchu • Peru

See the Incan Citadel!

High in the mountains of Peru, above the Urubamba valley you’ll find Macchu Picchu, the ancient Incan city which was all but forgotten until the 20th century.


Easter Island• Chile

Volcanic rock statues!

Isolated, mysterious, and covered with stone statues, Easter Island is a must-see attraction for those looking to go off the beaten path.


Galapagos Island • Ecuador

A wild adventure!

Go to the Galapagos, but don’t expect any attention. In fact, the animals that reside on this beautiful island pay virtually no attention to humans, giving visitors the chance to see a diverse group of wildlife acting naturally in their natural habitat.


Salar de Uyuni • Bolivia

See the salt flats!

The world’s largest salt flat is also one of the best places for a day of photo fun! Because of the endless mountains of white and constant sunshine, photographers can get creative with perspective and stage some seriously sweet (not salty) photos.


Ausangate Mountain • Peru

Cotton candy dreams!

The rainbow mountain of Peru is 100% real, and is considered to be a holy site by many Peruvians. Go on a hunt for this colorful wonder, which is striped in hues from red to blue.


Amazon River• Peru

World's largest water lilies!

Embark upon a river cruise through the Peruvian Amazon and you'll pass by some of the world's largest water lilies, and a one-of-a-kind backdrop for that perfect vacation photo.


Perito Moreno Glacier • Argentina

50 shades of blue!

Massive and breathtakingly beautiful, the Perito Moreno Glacier is one of Argentina’s most important glaciers, towering above all the rest. See it from a viewing platform or enjoy a boat ride skirting the edges, this natural wonder is definitely a bucket list item.


Iguazu Falls • Brazil & Argentina

Fall in love with this natural wonder!

The majestic Igauzu Falls (Or Iguassu, depending on which side you are on), is the largest waterfall system in the world and is located within one of the few remaining inland rainforests in South America.

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