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Chaves, Brazil

Victoria Amazonica

Queen of the waterlilies, so big and strong it can support the weight of a human.
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The entry to the gardens. (jeffbelmonte/Flickr)
Curitiba, Brazil

Curitiba Botanical Gardens

Solitary monument dedicated to the beauty of nature.
-25.4417, -49.2389
Merida, Venezuela

Coromoto Ice Cream Shop

Shop with the world's largest number of ice cream flavors, ranging from delightful to downright bizarre.
8.5587, -71.2026
Gran Sabana, Venezuela

Mount Roraima

This "floating island" plateau sits 1,200 feet above the forest floor.
5.1433, -60.7625
(WikiCommons)
Ambato Canton, Ecuador

Chimborazo

Massive volcano in the Andes is the farthest point from earth's center.
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This would be very hard to move. We'll just leave that there.
San Antonio de Pichincha, Ecuador

Middle of the World

An elaborate shrine dedicated to the four corners of the world unfortunately misses its mark.
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Casma District, Peru

Huayllay National Sanctuary

A remarkable geological formation resembling a forest made of stone.
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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.
-12.0454, -77.0270
Chucuito Province, Peru

Chucuito Temple of Fertility

Ancient Peruvian fertility temple or modern money-making hoax? Either way these monoliths still look like penises.
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Lima Cathedral
Lima, Peru

Pizarro's Tomb

Now containing the bones of the actual conquistador, instead of someone else.
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(Flickr/twiga269 ॐ FreeTIBET)
La Paz, Bolivia

Valle de las Animas

Bolivia's needle-like rock formations.
-16.5480, -68.0114
Sucre, Bolivia

Dinosaur Dance Floor

Largest site of dinosaur footprints ever found includes more than 5,000 tracks.
-19.0339, -65.2626
Potosi, Bolivia

Potosí Silver Mines

Mountain of unimaginable riches that bankrolled the Spanish Empire, complete with its own underworld god.
-19.5830, -65.7561
Uyuni, 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.
-20.4604, -66.8250
Daniel Campos, Bolivia

Salar de Uyuni: Bolivian Salt Flat

A seemingly endless landscape of pure salt stretches far across Bolivia.
-20.1643, -67.5714
Nor Yungas, Bolivia

North Yungas Road

Death road of Bolivia.
-16.2669, -67.7914
Bolivia's Witch Market
La Paz, Bolivia

Bolivia's Witch Market

Popular tourist destination where witches in dark hats sell dried llama fetuses for good luck.
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(Flickr/Shorizo izo)
La Paz, Bolivia

Museo de la Coca

Museum dedicated to the sacred leaf of the Andes.
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La Paz, Bolivia

San Pedro Prison

This megaprison is the largest in Bolivia, and functions as a city unto itself.
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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.
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One of the famous reed islands on the world's highest navigable lake.
Puno, Peru

The Uros People of Lake Titicaca

The Uros people live on floating reed islands in lake Titicaca.
-15.8188, -69.9716
Petroglyph of a llama. (Wikimedia Commons)
Arequipa, Peru

Toro Muerto

Thousands of volcanic rocks carved 1,000 years ago.
-16.2252, -72.4998
The highly textured Qenqo Temple
Cusco, Peru

Qenqo Temple

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

Ollantaytambo Ruins

Preserved Inca city and site of the last Inca stronghold against the Spanish Conquistadors.
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