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Curitiba, Brazil

Curitiba Botanical Gardens

Solitary monument dedicated to the beauty of nature.
La Paz, Bolivia

Abandoned Chacaltaya Ski Resort

The world’s highest ski resort was deserted after an 18,000-year-old glacier melted away.
La Paz, Bolivia

Bolivia's Witch Market

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

Great Train Graveyard

On the outskirts of a desert trading village high on the Andean plain, steel giants have been destroyed by salt winds.
Nor Yungas, Bolivia

North Yungas Road

Death road of Bolivia.
Daniel Campos, Bolivia

The Bolivian Salt Flats

A seemingly endless landscape of pure salt stretches far across Bolivia.
La Paz, Bolivia

Mi Teleférico

The soaring gondola lines form the longest aerial cable car system in the world.
La Paz, Bolivia

Valle de la Luna (Valley of the Moon)

A valley of unique erosion patterns lends to a view like nothing on Earth.
La Paz, Bolivia

Valle de las Animas

Bolivia's needle-like rock formations.
Potosi, Bolivia

Potosí Silver Mines

Mountain of unimaginable riches that bankrolled the Spanish Empire, complete with its own underworld god.
Cochabamba, Bolivia

Cristo de la Concordia

This giant Christ took first place in South America's religious arms race.
Macha, Bolivia

Tinku

A giant, bloody battle rages throughout the Bolivian Andes each year.
Bolivia

Torotoro National Park Dinosaur Footprints

Thousands of fossilized footprints speckle this Bolivian national park.
Cusco, Peru

Plaza de Armas

Built on the remains of one the Incas’ most important gathering spots, this square keeps the spirit of a fallen empire alive.
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

The Cracks - Las Grietas

These mammoth-yet-narrow crevasses in the Earth are perfect for taking an otherworldly swim.
Quito, Ecuador

Basílica del Voto Nacional

Legend says if this neo-Gothic basilica is ever officially completed, the world will come to an end.
Quito, Ecuador

Iglesia de la Compañía de Jesús

It took 160 years to complete the most ornate church in Ecuador.
Quito, Ecuador

La Plaza Grande

Quito's historic, main square dates back to the 16th century.
Quito, Ecuador

Virgen de El Panecillo

The world's tallest aluminum statue is also the world's tallest image of a winged Virgin Mary.
Ambato Canton, Ecuador

Chimborazo

Massive volcano in the Andes is the farthest point from earth's center.
Ecuador

Laguna Quilotoa

A turquoise lake within a volcanic crater.
Banos, Ecuador

Swing at the End of the World

A swing to dangle you off the very edge.
Bogotá, Colombia

Museo del Oro

This Bogotá museum houses the world's largest collection of pre-Columbian gold relics.
Vieques, Puerto Rico

Mosquito Bay

The world's brightest bioluminescent bay.