South America National Parks...
The continent's complete list by country


One of the most beautiful and educational experiences you could ever have in South America certainly is the way of national parks, not to mention if you are a Nature lover and ecotourism oriented.

The fourth-largest continent in the world has over three hundred of them at present time - not including protected sanctuaries and nature reserves - so you surely aren't short of options in this regard. Some of them are very small while others are bigger than some countries, but there is one thing you can be sure of, the raw and savage beauty of South America is present in each and everyone of them.

Not everyone of them is equally prepared to receive visitors though. Sometimes, the lack of proper roads and tourist infrastructure or hard to reach locations makes less appealing some destinations - and also more expensive to travel to as well - but a five-hours canoe trip to reach Manu for instance, well deserves to put our personal comfort aside for a while, I believe.


It all boils down to the way each of us understands travel in all its significance and the kind of experiences we'd like to have in South America. Certainly, to deal with mosquitoes in the jungle and to take the much needed vaccination to visit some regions may not sound appealing to many, because sipping a caipirinha at Rio's Ipanema beach or watching a tango-show in Buenos Aires would do the job just fine.

Wonderful diversity. Besides, many locations benefit from playing the hard-to-reach game, so they will remain beautiful and authentic for quite some time ahead. We are very happy about that. In many senses, South America remains an untamed beast reserved only to the brave.


There is a number of iconic national parks in South America that receive an immense nunber of international visitors. That is the case of Torres del Paine and Rapa Nui National Park (Easter Island) in Chile, Parque Nacional Los Glaciares (Perito Moreno Glacier) and Iguazu N.P (Iguazu Falls) in Argentina, Madidi and Noel Kempff Mercado in Bolivia, the astonishing Galapagos and Cotopaxi N.P. in Ecuador, Fernando de Noronha Marine Park in Brazil or Canaima National Park (Angel Falls) in Venezuela for instance.

Needless to say that many of them are already part of the Word Heritage List by UNESCO.

In order to be thorough, we've chosen to publish the full list of South America National Parks by country instead, for you to choose the ones you fancy the most. As an introduction, the following photo gallery is worth more than a thousand words for sure, and a lovely way for you to discover the wilderness awaiting you whenever ready for an unforgettable vacation...




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Argentina's National Parks


  • Chaco N.P
  • El Impenetrable N.P
  • Iguazú N.P.
  • Mburucuyá N.P.
  • Rio Pilcomayo
  • Baritú N.P.
  • Calilegua N.P
  • Campo de los Alisios N.P
  • Copo N.P
  • El Rey N.P
  • Los Cardones N.P
  • Campos del Tuyu N.P.
  • El Palmar N.P.
  • Islas de Santa Fé N.P.
  • Predelta N.P.
  • Quebrada del Condorito N.P.
  • El Leoncito N.P.
  • Los Venados N.P.
  • San Guillermo N.P.
  • Sierra de las Quijadas N.P.
  • Talampaya N.P.
  • Lago Puelo N.P.
  • Laguna Blanca N.P.
  • Lanin N.P.
  • Lihué Calel N.P.
  • Los Alerces N.P.
  • Los Arrayanes N.P.
  • Los Glaciares N.P.
  • Nahuel Huap N.P.i
  • Francisco P. Moreno N.P.
  • Monte León N.P.
  • Tierra del Fuego N.P.

Bolivia's National Parks


  • Aguaragüe N.P.
  • Amboró N.P.
  • Carrasco
  • Iñao N.P.
  • Isiboro Sécure N.P.
  • Madidi N.P.
  • Noel Kempff Mercado N.P.
  • Sajama N.P.
  • Otuquis N.P.
  • Torotoro N.P.
  • Tunari N.P.

Brazil's National Parks


  • Abrolhos Marine N.P.
  • Amazônia N.P.
  • Aparados da Serra N.P.
  • Araguaia N.P.
  • Araucárias N.P.
  • Boa Nova N.P.
  • Brasilia N.P.
  • Cabo Orange N.P.
  • Campos Amazônicos N.P.
  • Caparaó N.P.
  • Cavernas do Peruaçu N.P.
  • Chapada das Mesas N.P.
  • Chapada Diamantina N.P.
  • Chapada dos Guimarães N.P.
  • Chapada dos Veadeiros N.P.
  • Descobrimento N.P.
  • Emas N.P.
  • Fernando de Noronha Marine N.P.
  • Furna Feia N.P.
  • Grande Sertão Veredas N.P.
  • Iguaçu N.P.
  • Ilha Grande N.P.
  • Itatiaia N.P.
  • Jamanxim N.P.
  • Jaú N.P.
  • Jericoacoara N.P.
  • Jurubatiba N.P.
  • Juruena N.P.
  • Lagoa do Peixe N.P.
  • Lençóis Maranhenses N.P.
  • Mapinguari N.P.
  • Monte Pascoal N.P.
  • Monte Roraima N.P.
  • Nascentes do Rio Parnaíba N.P.
  • Nascentes do Lago Jari N.P.
  • Pacaás Novos N.P.
  • Pantanal Matogrossense N.P.
  • Pau Brasil N.P.
  • Pedra Azul N.P.
  • Pico da Neblina N.P.
  • Pontões Capixabas N.P.
  • Saint-Hilaire/Longe N.P.
  • São Joaquim N.P.
  • Sempre Vivas N.P.
  • Serra da Bocaina N.P.
  • Serra da Bodoquena N.P.
  • Serra da Canastra N.P.
  • Serra da Capivara N.P.
  • Serra da Cutia N.P.
  • Serra da Mocidade N.P.
  • Serra das Confusões N.P.
  • Serra das Lontras N.P.
  • Serra da Itabaiana N.P.
  • Serra do Cipó N.P.
  • Serra do Divisor
  • Serra do Itajaí N.P.
  • Serra do Pardo N.P.
  • Serra dos Órgãos N.P.
  • Serra Geral N.P.
  • Serra Cidades N.P.
  • Superagüi N.P.
  • Tijuca N.P.
  • Tumucumaque N.P.
  • Ubajara N.P.
  • Vale do Catimbau N.P.
  • Viruá N.P.

Chile's National Parks


  • Alberto de Agostini N.P.
  • Alerce Andino N.P.
  • Alerce Costero N.P.
  • Archipiélago de Juan Fernández N.P.
  • Bernardo O'Higgins N.P.
  • Bosque de San Jorge N.P.
  • Cabo de Hornos N.P.
  • Chiloé N.P.
  • Conguillío N.P.
  • Corcovado N.P.
  • Hornopirén N.P.
  • Huerquehue N.P.
  • Isla Guamblin N.P.
  • Isla Magdalena N.P.
  • La Campana N.P.
  • Laguna del Laja N.P.
  • Laguna San Rafael N.P.
  • Las Palmas de Cocalán N.P.
  • Lauca N.P.
  • Llanos de Challe N.P.
  • Llullaillaco N.P.
  • Morro Moreno N.P.
  • Nahuelbuta N.P.
  • Nevado Tres Cruces N.P.
  • Pali Aike N.P.
  • Pan de Azúcar N.P.
  • Puyehue N.P.
  • Queulat N.P.
  • Radal Siete Tazas N.P.
  • Rapa Nui N.P.
  • Salar del Huasco N.P.
  • Tolhuaca N.P.
  • Torres del Paine N.P.
  • Vicente Perez Rosales N.P.
  • Villarica N.P.
  • Volcán Isluga N.P.

Colombia's National Parks


  • Cueva de los Guácharos NNP
  • Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta NNP
  • Salamanca Island Road Park
  • Farallones de Cali NNP
  • Puracé NNP
  • Tyrona NNP
  • El Tuparro NNP
  • Serranía de la Macarena NNP
  • Las Orquídeas NNP
  • Los Katíos NNP
  • Los Nevados NNP
  • Amacayacu NNP
  • Las Hermosas NNP
  • Nevado del Huila NNP
  • Cordillera de los Picachos NNP
  • Chingaza NNP
  • Sumapaz NNP
  • Sierra Nevada del Cocuy NNP
  • Pisba NNP
  • Tamá NNP
  • Iguaque NNP
  • Corales del Rosario y San Bernardo NNP
  • SFF Ciénaga Grande de Santa Marta NNP
  • Sanquianga NNP
  • Maquira NNP
  • Paramillo NNP
  • Munchique NNP
  • Los Colorados NNP
  • Isla de la Carota NNP
  • Los Flamencos NNP
  • Isla Gorgona NNP
  • Cahuinarí NNP
  • Ensenada de Utría NNP
  • Tatamá NNP
  • Los Estoraques Unique Natural Area NNP
  • Serranía de Chiribiquete NNP
  • Nukak NNP
  • Puinawai NNP
  • Tinigua NNP
  • Catatumbo Barí NNP
  • Guaneta Alto Rio Fonce NNP
  • Old Provicende McBean Lagoon NNP
  • Malpelo NNP
  • Otún Quimbaya NNP
  • Río Puré NNP
  • Alto Fragua Indi-Wasi NNP
  • El Corchal NNP
  • Selva de Florencia NNP
  • Serranía de los Yariguíes NNP
  • Doña Juana-Cascabel Volcanic Complex NNP
  • Serranía de Los Churumbelos Auka-Wasi NNP
  • Plantas Medicinales Orito Ingi-Ande NNP
  • Yaigojé Apaporis NNP
  • Uramba Bahía Málaga NNP

Galapagos Tortoise, Ecuador.
Galapagos National Park, Ecuador.

Ecuador's National Parks


  • Cayambe-Coca N.P.
  • Cotopaxi N.P.
  • El Cajas N.P.
  • Galápagos N.P.
  • Llanganates N.P.
  • Machalilla N.P.
  • Podocarpus N.P.
  • Sangay N.P.
  • Sumaco Napo-Galeras N.P.
  • Yacurí N.P.
  • Yasuní N.P.

Guyana's National Parks


  • Kaieteur N.P.

Paraguay's National Parks


  • Acahay N.M.
  • Caaguazú N.P.
  • Cerro Corá N.P.
  • Defensores del Chaco N.P.
  • Itabó B.R.
  • Kuri'y N.R.
  • Limoy B.R.
  • Mbaracayú B.R.
  • Serranía San Luis N.P.
  • Tinfunqué N.P.
  • Ybycuí N.P.
  • Ybytyruzú N.P.
  • Ypacaraí N.P.
  • Ypoá N.P.

Peru's National Parks


  • Cerros de Amotape N.P.
  • Cordillera Azul N.P.
  • Huascarán N.P.
  • Manu N.P.
  • Ichigkat Muja - Cordillera del Condor N.P.
  • Río Abiseo N.P.
  • Cutervo N.P.
  • Tingo María N.P.
  • Bahuaja Sonene N.P.
  • Alto Purús N.P.
  • Otishi N.P.
  • Yanachaga - Chemillen N.P.

Uruguay's National Parks


  • Cerro Verde N.P.
  • Parque Franklin Delano Roosevelt
  • Reserva de fauna y flora de San Miguel N.P.
  • Santa Teresa N.P.
  • Esteros de Farrapos e islas del río Uruguay
  • Sierras de Mahoma N.P.

Venezuela's National Parks


  • Henri Pittier N.P
  • Sierra Nevada N.P
  • Guatopo N.P
  • El Avila N.P
  • Yurubí N.P
  • Canaima N.P
  • Yacambú N.P
  • Cueva de la Quebrada del Toro N.P
  • Los Roques N.P
  • Macarao N.P
  • Mochima N.P
  • Laguna de la Restinga N.P
  • Médanos de Coro N.P
  • Laguna de Tacarigua N.P
  • Cerro El Copey N.P
  • Aguaro-Guariquito N.P
  • Morrocoy N.P
  • Cueva del Guácharo N.P
  • Terepaima N.P
  • Jaua-Sarisariñama N.P
  • Serranía de la Neblina N.P
  • Yapacana N.P
  • Duhia-Marihuida N.P
  • Península de Paria N.P
  • Perijá N.P
  • El Tamá N.P
  • San Esteban N.P
  • Sierra de San Luis
  • Santos Luzardo
  • Guaramacal
  • Páramos Batallón y La Negra N.P.
  • Dinira N.P.
  • Chorro El Indio N.P.
  • Sierra La Culata N.P.
  • Cerro Saroche N.P.
  • Turuépano N.P.
  • Delta del Orinoco N.P.
  • Ciénagas de Juan Manuel N.P.
  • Parima Tapirapecó N.P.
  • Rio Viejo San Camillo N.P.
  • Tirgua N.P.
  • El Guache N.P.
  • Tapo-Caparo N.P.

Torres del Paine National Park. Chile
Torres del Paine National Park. Chile



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