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Gran Sabana, Venezuela

Mount Roraima

This "floating island" plateau sits 7,671 feet above the forest floor.
San Antonio de Pichincha, Ecuador

Middle of the World

An elaborate shrine dedicated to the four corners of the world unfortunately misses its mark.
Ambato Canton, Ecuador

Chimborazo

Massive volcano in the Andes is the farthest point from earth's center.
La Paz, Bolivia

Bolivia's Witch Market

Popular tourist destination where witches in dark hats sell dried llama fetuses for good luck.
Puno, Peru

Taquile Island

On this tiny spot of land in the middle of Lake Titicaca the only ones who do the knitting are the men.
Puno, Peru

The Uros People of Lake Titicaca

The Uros people live on floating reed islands in lake Titicaca.
Lambayeque, Peru

Tombs of Sipán

The shockingly unspoiled Peruvian tomb of the Lord of Sipan was once guarded by a footless warrior.
Cusco, Peru

Guinea Pig Last Supper

A painting in the historic Cathedral Basilica depicts Jesus and his disciples dining on a traditional Peruvian menu.
Cusco, Peru

Sacsayhuamán

The stones of this Incan wall complex fit together so well you couldn't fit a piece of paper between some of them.
Cusco, Peru

Qenqo Temple

Death rituals and sacrifice inside a Peruvian megalith.
Maras, Peru

Salt Pans of Maras

This Peruvian canyon is filled with geometric salt pools that have been being harvested since the Incan empire.
Nazca, Peru

Chauchilla Cemetery

Plundered and left asunder by grave robbers, this ancient necropolis has been painstakingly pieced back together.
Nazca, Peru

Nazca Lines

Giant ancient line art drawn in the Peruvian desert so large that it can only be fully seen from the sky.
Ica, Peru

Huacachina

An unexpected desert oasis in South America.
Pisco, Peru

Paracas Candelabra

The mysterious "Candelabra of the Andes" could represent anything from a god's trident to a hallucinogenic plant.
Lima, Peru

Convento de San Francisco Ossuary

The mortal remains of an estimated 70,000 people lie in the basement of a monastery in Lima, Peru.
Huallin, Peru

Huascarán National Park

The highest tropical mountain range in the world is in Central Peru, home to a vast array of exotic and quirky plants and animals.
Puno, Peru

Sillustani

These ruined Incan mausoleum towers still bear carvings of sacred animals on their blocks.
Urubamba, Peru

Moray

Huge stone depressions which may have acted as an Incan agricultural experiment.
Ollantaytambo, Peru

Ollantaytambo Ruins

Preserved Inca city and site of the last Inca stronghold against the Spanish conquistadors.
Luya, Peru

Kuelap Fortress

An Archaeological Wonder of Peru, and the largest stone ruin site in the New World.