Top 10 Spectacular Natural Wonders of South America

The South American continent offers some of the most extraordinary natural wonders in the world. Its wide expanse of 6.88 million square miles covers a wide range of geological features and is home to thousands of species of animals. The land mass covers rivers, mountains, rain forests, deserts and waterfalls, some of which are the most extraordinary in the world.

Here’s a look at some of the most notable points of interest on the continent.

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1. The Amazon River

Perhaps the best-known natural feature of the South American continent, the Amazon River sustains a rainforest that extends into nine different countries. The area’s tropical climate hosts an incredible biodiversity of plants and animals. Visitors can see and photograph extraordinary sights along its length via luxurious cruises or primitive watercraft.