Harbor of Rio de Janiero

Harbor of Rio de Janeiro

As one of the world’s Wonders of Nature, the Harbor of Rio de Janeiro is honored to serve as the Ambassador Wonder to the Seven Natural Wonders of South America.

The declaration of the South America 7 Wonders of Nature is underway.  Below you will find out which wonders have been determined and declared.  Join us on Facebook and cast your vote on which wonder will be next for South America.

Scroll down and discover which wonders are current winners.  Do you agree?  Think there should be something different?  Share you thoughts and cast your vote on our Facebook page.  Congratulations to the winners below who are officially one of the Seven Natural Wonders of South America.

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Iguassu Falls

The majority of people note that the Iguassu Falls system is comprised of 275 independent falls over 1.67 miles (2.7 km), however there are some locals who argue that there are approximately 75 separate falls. The difference is accounted for by where you count the breaks in water both vertically and horizontally. At one spot, visitors can be surrounded by 260 degrees of waterfalls. Although the highest part of the falls measures 269 feet (82 m), the majority of the falls are around 210 feet (64 m).

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Iguassu Falls
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Aconcagua

Aconcagua the highest mountain in Argentina and the tallest mountain in South America. The mountain reaches a elevation of 22,837 feet (6,960.8 m). Aconcagua, as the tallest mountain in South America and the southern hemisphere, the mountain has been designated as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of South America.

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Atacama Desert

The Atacama Desert is a 600 miles (1,000 kilometers) long plateau that sees almost no rainfall whatsoever throughout the entire year. In fact, some parts of the desert haven’t seen any rainfall for over 400 years. This makes the Atacama Desert the driest non-polar desert throughout the entire world. The desert consists of mostly stony and sandy terrain, salt lakes and even felsic lava that flows towards the mountain side of the desert.

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Atacama Desert
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Salar de Uyuni

Salar de Uyuni is a salt flat located in the Potosi and Oruro departments of southwest Bolivia. Salar is a Spanish word translating into “salt flat,” and Uyuni is Spanish for “enclosure.” As part of the Andes, the Salar is located at 11,995 feet (3,656 m) above sea level.

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