Chapada Dos Veadeiros, Brazil
Cascading waterfalls and rock formations with outcrops of crystals define the photo-rich landscape in this Brazilian national park. It’s pilgrimage-worthy for you and your drone for a couple of reasons: Chapada is the Earth’s brightest point as seen from space because of its position on a quartz crystal bed, reflecting the region like a giant mirror and making it extremely photogenic. Plus, this ancient plateau is estimated to be 1.8 billion years old. Once you’ve completed your drone mission (and there are dozens of waterfalls to chase), hop into one of the many natural swimming holes offered up in this park, which has gained notoriety with its World Heritage Site status.
In your downtime: While in the national park, go for a swim in one of Moon Valley's natural lakes, which are cradled by moon-like rocks or, for more adventure, go rappelling next to the waterfalls.
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