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Where should I travel to in 2020?

23 December, 2019
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Have you long dreamed of being blown away by breathtaking and wild nature experiences?

Will 2020 be the year when you finally set off and see some of the most beautiful places the Earth has to offer?

Read more below and find our 6 suggestions for where to travel to in Latin America in 2020.

Corcovado National Park – rich biodiversity and fantastic nature

Corcovado

Want to meet fauna that is unsurpassed by similar areas anywhere else in the world? Travel to Corcovado National Park in south-western Costa Rica and be impressed by the rich biodiversity and stunning scenery.

Costa Rica protects its nature and animals, and in fact 90% of the country’s energy comes from renewable energy sources. In 2020, Costa Rica may also become one of the world’s first CO2-neutral countries.

Corcovado National Park is considered one of the most biologically intense places in the world – and for good reason! The national park is home to half of Costa Rica’s species, and you are in with a chance of seeing the world’s largest population of scarlet macaws, the endangered harpy eagle, Baird’s tapir, turtles, jaguars, white-headed coati and many, many more besides. In the rivers and lagoons of Corcovado, you may even encounter the American crocodile and the bull shark, rare though it is.

The national park is brimming with amazing scenery. In fact, there are no fewer than 13 different ecosystems in Corcovado – including lowland rainforest, swamps, montane forests, palm forests and coastal areas. The various ecosystems help explain Corcovado’s abundant wildlife.

The national park also offers the opportunity for some amazing walks. On a hike, you can experience dense rainforest, rushing rivers and pristine beaches.

Ready to discover an animal world and an area of natural beauty the like of which you’ve never seen before? Travel to Corcovado National Park in 2020.

Pantanal in Brazil – fascinating wildlife and wetlands

Pantanal

If you dream of visiting Brazil and you love animals and nature, you should definitely visit Pantanal.

Pantanal is home to many exciting animal species, and you can expect to encounter some amazing scenery. Visit Pantanal and enjoy an experience you won’t forget in a hurry.

Covering an area of more than 200,000 km2, Pantanal is the world’s largest freshwater wetland. That is why it is never completely dry in Pantanal. Even in the dry season from April to October, it is wet in the low-lying landscapes. During the wet season, between November and March, you have the opportunity to experience the magnificent, wet scenery when Pantanal’s rivers and lakes burst their banks. Countless rivers, lakes, swamps, marshes and small, lush islands arise. The wetlands of Pantanal are so special that they are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

If you want to feel like you’re walking around a zoo with no cages or glass façades, Pantanal is the perfect place to travel to in 2020. Among other things, you may encounter the world’s largest parrot species – the beautiful, dark blue hyacinth macaw. The hyacinth macaw boasts an impressive wingspan of up to 120 cm! Another fascinating animal you can meet is the capybara. The capybara resembles an overgrown guinea pig, but it is an excellent swimmer, able to hold its breath for up to 5 minutes. Other animals that live in the vast area include the cute anteater, the Yacara caiman, the unique tapir, the carnivorous piranha, the Brazilian giant otter and the beautiful cat, the ocelot.

Are you ready to visit a paradise for animal lovers? Be impressed by the breathtaking scenery and travel to Pantanal, Brazil, in 2020.

The Amazon – the world’s largest tropical rainforest

Amazonas

Dream of staying in the middle of the “lungs of the world” and feeling how the world’s most diverse and biologically rich area breathes for the world?

The Amazon is not only rainforest, but also deciduous forests, flooded forests and savannah. The 6,400-kilometre Amazon River flows through the rainforest, and more than 1,000 tributaries create a huge network of rivers that give life to flora and fauna – and there are certainly a lot of plants in the Amazon! There are around 40,000 different plant species in the rainforest, which have a huge impact on the global climate. The rainforest converts much of the world’s CO2 into oxygen and helps the planet breathe.

Many people associate the Amazon with Brazil, but the Amazon actually extends into no fewer than 9 countries in South America. With us, you can experience the rainforest in both Peru, Ecuador and Brazil. In the Peruvian section of the Amazon, you can experience the beautiful toucan with its distinctive beak and amazing coloured feathers. It takes patience to spot the toucan, and you have to remember to look up into the tree tops where the toucans glide between the trees.

In the town of Tena, in the Ecuadorian section of the Amazon, you can hike in the rainforest, sail on the Napo River and visit local communities where ancient traditions are still upheld. Watch the local women making beautiful pots and bowls by hand, among other things.

Are you ready to experience a world quite unlike any other? Don’t miss a memorable journey through the Amazon’s nature and wildlife in 2020.

The Galapagos Islands – adventurous islands far out in the Pacific

Galapagos

Want to experience the nature and wildlife that Charles Darwin used as an example in his theory of evolution? Visit the Galapagos Islands and let 2020 be the year when you enjoy an enriching and stunning journey.

In the Galapagos Islands, you have the opportunity to experience diverse and unusual nature and wildlife you don’t find elsewhere. You will encounter some magical volcanic islands, all of which stand out in their very own way. Visit North Seymour, for example, and discover large colonies of spectacular frigate birds, cute blue-footed boobies, a multitude of seabirds, sea lions and the dragon-like sea iguanas. If you’re interested in nature, South Plaza, one of the smallest islands in the Galapagos archipelago, will be the perfect island for you. Pretty much everywhere you look on South Plaza, you will be able to see fig cacti as well as the plant sesuvium edmonstonei, which can only be found on the Galapagos Islands. The Galapagos Islands are the only place in the world that you will find the world’s largest tortoise – the Galapagos tortoise – and the world’s second smallest penguin, the Galapagos penguin.

Each of the Galapagos Islands has something very special to offer. In fact, each island is so unique and fragile that it shouldn’t surprise you if one of your guides asks you to rinse all the sand off your feet and shoes before going from one island to another. Just a single grain of sand from one island to another can create an imbalance in the delicate ecosystem of the Galapagos Islands. This also means that the islands are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Can’t wait to experience phenomenal nature? Prepare to be captivated and travel to the Galapagos Islands in 2020.

Iguazú in Argentina & Brazil – spectacular and enchanting waterfalls

Iguazu

Want to experience one of the world’s largest waterfalls? You won’t regret it when you’re standing in front of Iguazú Falls, being blown away by the large volumes of water gushing down the cliff sides while listening to the rumbling, deep, resounding sounds of the water crashing into the depths.

Iguazú Falls stretch over an area three kilometres wide and consist of 275 magnificent waterfalls. Iguazu Falls are located on the border between northern Argentina and southern Brazil. Together, the waterfalls form part of the two national parks, Iguazú National Park in Argentina and Iguaçu in Brazil, covering an area of more than 236,000 hectares. Both national parks are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

You should allow a couple of days to explore the waterfalls – one for the Argentinian side and one for the Brazilian side, as each side has something truly special and magical to offer.
On the Argentinian side, you walk along well-kept paths while taking in the nature around you. This is the side where you enjoy the big view of the Falls and you can get right up close to them and feel the spray on your own body. After making your way along the bottom of the Falls, you proceed over bridges across the rushing rivers to get to the main attraction, Garganta del Diablo (the Devil’s Throat). Here, you will experience a waterfall with such powerful force and spray that you can’t even see the depths for all the haze.

The Brazilian side also offers an unforgettable experience. On this side, you get the best panoramic view and you might encounter the curious and cute coati.

Ready to feel the raw force of nature right up close? Let 2020 be the year that you pack your rain poncho and get blown away by the magnificence of Iguazú Falls.

Patagonia in Argentina & Chile – paradise for nature lovers

Patagonia

Want 2020 to include an indescribable, dramatic nature experience? Then head to Patagonia – an area east of the Andes in South America, divided between Chile and Argentina and enriched with wide open spaces and unique scenery.

It’s almost as if Patagonia is trying to compete with itself! Dramatic volcanoes, golden plains, magnificent glaciers, pink granite mountains and pristine forests are just some of the amazing scenery that greets you in Patagonia – each one seemingly more beautiful and breathtaking than the other.

In Patagonia, you’ll find Los Glaciares National Park with its impressive Perito Moreno glacier that juts up from the light blue, crystal-clear Lake Argentino. The glacier extends over 30 kilometres and is an impressive 7.3 kilometres high. You have the opportunity to get right up close to the glacier, and various routes take you to the best vantage points where you can stop and be captivated by the wild views.

Patagonia is also home to the Torres del Paine National Park, which is named after the amazing “towers” protruding everywhere in the landscape. The national park is a wonderful place to hike, and you’ll find many scenic and unique vantage points. Torres del Paine offers breathtaking forests and valleys, impressive glaciers, rushing waterfalls and abundant wildlife with animals such as condors, guanacos, pumas and pink flamingos.

If you want a truly amazing nature experience, you should visit Patagonia in December 2020. Here, in northern Patagonia, you will be able to experience a solar eclipse – guaranteed to be your wildest nature experience in 2020.

Ready to go on a unique tour offering unforgettable outdoor experiences? Pack your walking boots and travel to Patagonia in 2020.

What would you like to experience in 2020?

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