National Parks in South America

The GANP is here to help you discover, explore, and learn more about the national parks in South America and why we need to protect them.

Canaima National Park

Canaima National Park is home to Angel Falls and Auyantepui and is the leading natural attraction in Venezuela.

South America / Venezuela
Cotopaxi National Park

Cotopaxi National Park in Ecuador is home to Cotopaxi Volcano which is one of the highest volcanoes in the world.

South America / Ecuador
Galapagos National Park

Galapagos National Park accounts for 97% of the land area in the Galapagos Islands featuring giant tortoises and swimming iguanas.

South America / Ecuador
Iguacu National Park

Iguacu National Park is the Brazil side of Iguassu Falls. With 275 separate drops, Iguassu Falls is the largest waterfall system in the world.

South America / Brazil / Parana
Iguazu National Park

Iguazu National Park is home to the Argentina side of the Iguazu Falls. Devil’s Throat is the highest point of the world’s largest waterfall system.

South America / Argentina / Misiones
Los Glaciares National Park

Los Glaciares National Park is home to Perito Moreno Glacier and the spectacular Mount Fits Roy and is one of Argentina's best attractions.

South America / Argentina / Santa Cruz
Madidi National Park

Madidi National Park is one of the most ecologically diverse places in the world with over 20,000 species of plants & 120,000 species of insects.

South America / Bolivia
Manu National Park

Manu National Park protects some of the Amazon Rainforest areas and delivers some of the most ecologically diverse wilderness.

South America / Peru
Pantanal Matogrossense

Pantanal Matogrossense National Park is a protected area of the larger Pantanal region; it is a “Wetland of International Importance,”

South America / Brazil / Mato Grosso
Patagonia National Park

Patagonia National Park in Chile is separate from the larger collective Patagonia region offering ecological diversity and amazing landscapes.

South America / Chile / Santa Cruz
Perito Moreno National Park

Perito Moreno National Park is a Patagonia protected area that was created and named after the famed explorer Francisco Moreno.

South America / Argentina / Santa Cruz
Tayrona National Park

Tayrona National Park in Colombia provides visitors with a chance to explore both marine and land facets of nature at the same time.

South America / Colombia
Tierra del Fuego National Park

Tierra del Fuego National Park is the southernmost park in Argentina delivering stunning glacial, mountain, and forested landscapes.

South America / Argentina / Tierra del Fuego
Torres del Paine National Park

Torres del Paine National Park is a Patagonia gem featuring the famous Torres del Paine rugged peaks that make this national park one of the best tourist attractions in Chile.

South America / Chile
Tumucumaque Mountains

Tumucumaque National Park combined with neighboring protected areas represents the largest protected tropical rainforest in the world.

South America / Brazil / Amapa
Aguaro-Guariquito National Park

Aguaro Guariquito National Park in Venezuela protects a special section of flatlands and deciduous forests that represents much of the terrain of the country.

South America / Venezuela
Amboro National Park

Amboro National Park in Bolivia is one of the more diverse ecosystems in the world and one of the most significant protected areas of the Amazon.

South America / Bolivia
Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park

Chapada dos Guimarães National Park features breathtaking cliffs and waterfalls across one of Brazil's most picturesque landscapes.

South America / Brazil / Mato Grosso
Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park

Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park in Brazil features an abundance of waterfalls and is considered the most naturally luminous place in the world.

South America / Brazil / Goias
Chiloe National Park

Chiloe National Park, located on Chiloe Island off the coast of Chile, a great place to see whales, sea lions, and amazing coastal landscapes.

South America / Chile
Conguillio National Park

Conguillio National Park located in central Chile features one of the largest and most active volcanoes in the country.

South America / Chile
Corcovado National Park

Corcovado National Park, named after Corcovado volcano sits on the coastline of Chile and the gulf is home to blue whales.

South America / Chile
El Cajas National Park

El Cajas National Parks in Ecuador features some of the most striking continental divide landscapes with over 700 bodies of water.

South America / Ecuador
El Palmar National Park

El Palmar National Park in northwestern Argentina displays endless yatay palms creating stunning sunset landscapes.

South America / Argentina / Entre Rios
Huascaran National Park

Huascaran National Park in Peru features the country's tallest mountain, Mount Huascaran, and the world's highest tropical mountain range

South America / Peru
Huerquehue National Park

Huerquehue National Park is located in central Chile featuring the monkey puzzle tree officially known as Araucaria.

South America / Chile
Itatiaia National Park

Itatiaia National Park is the first and oldest national park in Brazil featuring many waterfalls that come from the mountainous Itatiaia Plateau.

South America / Brazil / Minas Gerais
Kaieteur National Park

Kaieteur National Park in Guyana is home to Kaieteur Falls which is the largest single fall waterfall in the world based on the volume of water.

South America / Guyana
Lago Puelo National Park

Lago Puela National Park in Argentina features the pudu which is the world's smallest deer species.

South America / Argentina / Chubut
Lanin National Park

Lanin National Park is located in Argentina with many neighboring national parks creating a perfect wilderness escape for the nature lover.

South America / Argentina / Neuquen
Lauca National Park

Lauca National Park is located in the furthest northern part of Chile featuring an abundances of volcanoes amidst the Andes mountains.

South America / Chile
Lencois Maranhenses National Park

Lencois Maranhenses National Park features one of the world's most pristine coastlines of white rolling sand dunes and freshwater lagoons.

South America / Brazil / Maranhao
Los Alerces National Park

Los Alerces National Park in Argentina protects some of the most pristine alerce forests which are the second oldest living trees in the world.

South America / Argentina / Chubut
Los Arrayanes National Park

Los Arrayanes National Park in Argentina is the smallest national park in the country but protecting one of the rarest trees in the country.

South America / Argentina / Neuquen
Los Cardones National Park

Los Cardones National Park located in Argentina featuring the renowned Argentine Saguaro cactus as well as fossils and dinosaur tracks.

South America / Argentina / Salta
Machalilla National Park

Machalilla National Park in Ecuador delivers some of the beauty and wildlife mystique of the Galapagos Islands while being much easier to access.

South America / Ecuador
Monte Leon National Park

Monte Leon National Park in Argentina features the 4th largest colony of penguins as well as cougars that hunt penguins.

South America / Argentina / Santa Cruz
Nahuel Huapi National Park

Nahuel Huapi National Park is the second largest national park in Argentina featuring striking mountainous landscapes.

South America / Argentina / Neuquen
Podocarpus National Park

Podocarpus National Park in Ecuador delivers a megadiverse zone with a diversity of flora leading to the nickname, "Botanical Garden of America."

South America / Ecuador
Queulat National Park

Queulat National Park, located in southern Chile, features incredible snow-capped mountain landscapes and ice fields.

South America / Chile
Rapa Nui National Park

Rapa Nui National Park, home of the renowned Easter Island, is located 2,300 miles (3,700 km) west of the coast of Chile.

South America / Chile
Sajama National Park

Sajama National Park is Bolivia's oldest national park and it is home to Sajama Volcano which is the tallest mountain in the country.

South America / Bolivia
Sangay National Park

Sangay National Park in Ecuador features the symmetrical-coned Sangay volcano and some of the world's richest biodiversity in flora and fauna.

South America / Ecuador
Serra da Canastra National Park

Serra da Canastra National Park is situated in the Canastra Mountains of southeastern Brazil featuring rugged cliffs and beautiful waterfalls

South America / Brazil / Minas Gerais
Talampaya National Park

Talampaya National Park is located in the northwestern montane grasslands of Argentina featuring astounding gorge and rock formation landscapes.

South America / Argentina / La Rioja
Torotoro National Park

Torotoro National Park in Bolivia features dinosaur tracks, canyons, and caves creating a Jurassic Park experience for travelers to explore.

South America / Bolivia
Vicente Perez Rosales National Park

Vicente Perez Rosales National Park located in southern Chile is the country's oldest park featuring spectacular mountainous landscapes.

South America / Chile
Villarrica National Park

Villarrica National Park, located in central Chile, is named after the town, the river, and the volcano all of the same name.

South America / Chile