Bodega Cerro Chapeu is a winery in Uruguay, bordering Brazil, and it takes first spot in our list of South America’s most underrated
travel experiences. Home to horses, sheep and surrounded by open fields, the winery is a true ode to nature and the simplest joys in life. While wine tasting and delicious food is certainly integral to this winery’s experience, exploring the flat top hills and learning about the unique connection from soil to table is unmissable.
Whether you camp here, or take a guided tour, the 324,000 acres of Parque Nacional das Emas will leave an ever-lasting impression. This UNESCO World Heritage Site in Goiás is home to incredible wildlife such as yellow and blue macaws, maned wolved, giant ant-eaters and even jaguars. Some lucky visitors have even witnessed the other-worldly bioluminescent light of firefly eggs that have been deposited in the park’s great termite mounds.
Exploring Navarino Island is one of the most underrated experiences and highly recommended to anyone visiting southern Chile. Between Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego and Cape Horn, Navarino Island is home to Puerto Williams, the capital of the Chilean Antarctic, and is surrounded by impressive mountains and cliffsides covered with white glistening snow. Plenty of trekking and hiking trails exist to explore the island, most notably the Dientes de Navarino Circuit. This is Chile like you’ve never seen it before.