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5 Christmas natural travel destinations: South America

Discover with Swide all the perfect spots in South America to enjoy perfect Christmas holidays skiing, birdwatching and safaring. From Chile to Brasil, this time we take you to South America….

Cerro Catedral – Argentina

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Cerro Catedral is a mountain located 19 kilometres from San Carlos de Bariloche, and it is inside de Nahuel Huapì National Park in Patagonia, Argentina. The mountain holds one of the biggest ski centres in South America. During summer (as it is now) trekkers and rock climbers can stay at the Refugio Frey next to Ton?ek lagoon, near the Torre Principal, which is Catedral’s highest point.

Huilo-Huilo Biological Reserve – Chile

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Huilo-Huilo Biological Reserve is a private natural reserve and ecotourism project in southern Chile. The reserve was created in 1999 and includes 600 km2 of native forest in Chile devoted to wildlife conservation and tourism. The reserve is located in Los Rìos Region. Here you can ski year-round, see the Pudù, the world’s smallest deer, see the falls and go bird watching.

Manu National Park – Peru

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The Manu National Park in Southwestern Peru is a huge biosphere park. The park features over 2 million hectares of territory rich in fauna and flora species. 800 species of birds, 200 species of mammals, 120 species of fish and reptiles…and much more.

Pantanal Matogrossense National Park – Brazil

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The Pantanal is one of the biggest biologically diverse environments on Earth. Located in central-western Brazil, eastern Bolivia and eastern Paraguay, it features diverse flora and fauna, and a very rare variety and density of landscapes. It hosts 263 species of fish, 95 species of mammal, 162 species of reptile.

Iguazú National Park – Argentina

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Iguazú National Park lies on the border of Argentina and Brazil, near the point were 3 countries meet – Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. The park measures 550 sq km and hosts thousands of plant species and much more. It features the 80-metre-high Iguazú Falls. 

By: Elisa della Barba 

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