Alpaca's grazing on the shore of Lake Chungara at the base of Parinacota Volcano, 6,324m high, in the Altiplano of northern Chile.
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20 Best National Parks in South America

With over 300 national parks to choose from, we understand that it is not easy to choose the best ones to visit. To help you plan your trip we have handpicked the best national parks in South America for you.

1. Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile
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2. Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, Brazil

Lencois Maranhenses National Park in Brazil
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3. Lauca National Park, Chile

Alpaca's grazing on the shore of Lake Chungara at the base of Parinacota Volcano, 6,324m high, in the Altiplano of northern Chile.
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4. Chapada Diamantina National Park, Brazil

Chapada Diamantina National Park, Brazil
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5. Iguazu National Park, Argentina

Iguazu National Park in Argentina
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6. Tayrona National Park, Colombia

Tropical beach in Tayrona National Park in Colombia with a Colombian flag visible
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7. Itatiaia National Park, Brazil

View from the summit of Morro do Couto (Couto Mountain) while hiking in Itatiaia National Park, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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8. Tierra del Fuego National Park, Argentina

Torres del Paine National Park in Argentina
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9. Nahuel Huapi National Park, Argentina

Cerro Tronador, Nahuel Huapi national park, Argentina
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10. Amboró National Park, Bolivia

Amboro National Park in Bolivia
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11. Los Roques National Park, Venezuela

Amazing sand bank at Los Roques National Park in Venezuela
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12. Galapagos National Park, Ecuador

View of two beaches on Bartolome Island in the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador
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13. Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina

Panoramic view at the Perito Moreno Glacier, Patagonia, Argentina
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14. Tijuca National Park, Brazil

View from Mirante Dona Marta in Parque Nacional da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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15. Cotopaxi National Park, Ecuador

Cotopaxi volcano and wild horses in Ecuador
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16. Manu National Park, Peru

The Amazon rainforest in Manu National Park, Peru
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17. Canaima National Park, Venezuela

Angel Falls at Canaima National Park, Venezuela
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18. Pantanal Matogrossense National Park, Brazil

Wetland at pantanal Matogrossense National Park in Brazil
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19. Vicente Perez Rosales National Park, Chile

Volcano Osorno at Vicente Perez Rosales National Park in Chile
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20. Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park, Brazil

Aerial view of Praia do Sancho Beach - Fernando de Noronha, Pernambuco, Brazil
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The Author

Ben

Ben is a professional web designer and the man behind the scenes of Road Affair. He has been traveling around the world with his partner in crime, Jazzy, since 2012.

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Comments

  1. So many to choose from , I would of added Madidi National Park as it’s now the park with the highest amount of birds on the planet and amazing for Jaguars. Kaa Iya National Park as it’s the only healthy Chaco forest remaining and also Toro Toro. Great article

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