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South America is a continent with landscapes and biomes as rich and diverse as its many cultures; from tropical rainforests, steppes, and waterfalls to deserts, mountain ranges, and rivers. We list the 10 most extraordinary national parks in which to see its natural wonders.
Serra do Itajaí National Park was established in 2004, and includes around 57,000 hectares of protected lands in Brazil. It is one of the largest tracts of forest in the country. Much of the park is located in the Santa Catarina municipality where, interestingly enough, locals celebrate annual German and Italian heritage festivals.
Tierra del Fuego National Park is located at the continent’s southernmost archipelago. The park’s scenery is nothing short of breathtaking and consists of several different geographical features ranging from mountains and forests to waterfalls, scenic lakes, and glaciers. There is no shortage of natural fauna to populate the park, either. Andean foxes, beavers, parakeets, guanacos, and more call this place home.