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Fifty stunning photos that show the amazing landscapes of South America

The diversity of South America’s landscapes is arguably the greatest on any continent.

It is difficult to fathom that both the driest hot desert in the world, the Atacama in Chile, and the most biodiverse area of ​​our planet, the Amazon Rainforest, can be found in the same landmass.

There are also the bright white salt flats of the Salar de Uyuni in southwestern Bolivia and the colorful “Rainbow Mountain” in Peru, two very different landscapes with an almost otherworldly beauty.

The latter is part of the Andes, the world’s longest continuous mountain range, which makes its way through seven countries and has mythical appeal for many.

And while the continent may be home to 422.5 million people, there are vast areas where you could find yourself all alone and enveloped in silence.

Scroll down for stunning views of our selection of South America’s most striking scenery, from mighty waterfalls to dramatic volcanoes and dreamy islands. Get your jaw ready to drop …

See Mount Roraima - one of the most extraordinary, most mystical places on Earth. At 2,819 feet (2,810 m), it is the tallest table mountain in the world and forms a 'triple boundary' between Venezuela, Brazil and Guyana. Most plants found are carnivorous, according to mountroraima.net, and constant rain causes waterfalls to 'pop up everywhere'. Unsurprisingly, it inspired Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's 1912 book The Lost World. Want to visit? Get ready for a three-day hike ...

See Mount Roraima – one of the most extraordinary, most mystical places on Earth. At 2,819 feet (2,810 m), it is the tallest table mountain in the world and forms a ‘triple boundary’ between Venezuela, Brazil and Guyana. Most of the plants found there are according to meat eaters mountroraima.net, and constant rain causes waterfalls to ‘pop up everywhere’. Unsurprisingly, it inspired Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1912 book The Lost World. Want to visit? Get ready for a three-day hike …

It is certainly not a cobblestone stripe. There really is a staircase in the crevice of a 650 foot rock in Colombia - and the view from the top is incredible, if you're fit enough to pass the 650 steps above. Sandwiched in a huge crevice in Colombia's 10 million ton El Peñon de Guatape rock, it means the rock has become a bizarre outlook in an enchanting landscape

It is certainly not a cobblestone stripe. There really is a staircase in the crevice of a 650 foot rock in Colombia - and the view from the top is incredible, if you're fit enough to pass the 650 steps above. Sandwiched in a huge crevice in Colombia's 10 million ton El Peñon de Guatape rock, it means the rock has become a bizarre outlook in an enchanting landscape

It is certainly not a cobble stripe. There really is a staircase in the crevice of a 650 foot rock in Colombia – and the view from the top is incredible, if you’re fit enough to pass the 650 steps above. Sandwiched in a huge crevice in Colombia’s 10 million ton El Peñon de Guatape rock, it means the rock has become a bizarre outlook in an enchanting landscape

The dazzling turquoise Quilotoa Lake sits at a dizzying elevation of 13,123ft in the Ecuadorian Andes in the three-kilometer-wide (1.86 miles) caldera of the Quilotoa Volcano. It was formed after an eruption about 600 years ago. Fancy a visit? Buses run regularly from nearby Latacunga

The dazzling turquoise Quilotoa Lake sits at a dizzying elevation of 13,123ft in the Ecuadorian Andes in the three-kilometer-wide (1.86 miles) caldera of the Quilotoa Volcano. It was formed after an eruption about 600 years ago. Fancy a visit? Buses run regularly from nearby Latacunga

The dazzling turquoise Quilotoa Lake sits at a dizzying elevation of 13,123ft in the Ecuadorian Andes in the three-kilometer-wide (1.86 miles) caldera of the Quilotoa Volcano. It was formed after an eruption about 600 years ago. Fancy a visit? Buses run regularly from the neighborhood Latacunga

Lençóis Maranhenses National Park on the north Atlantic coast of Brazil is known for its vast desert landscape with undulating, white sand dunes and clear rainwater lagoons. The optimal time to visit is between June and September when the lakes are full and the sun is not too strong

This is the first of several photos of epic South American waterfalls in this collection. The above image shows the majestic Kaieteur Falls, where the Potaro River plunges off a 741ft cliff into Guyana's Kaieteur National Park in a rather dramatic way. It is the world's largest waterfall with one drop per water volume - 23,000 cubic feet of water drops every second. The falls were discovered in 1870 by the British explorer Charles Brown

This is the first of several photos of epic South American waterfalls in this collection. The above image shows the majestic Kaieteur Falls, where the Potaro River plunges off a 741ft cliff into Guyana's Kaieteur National Park in a rather dramatic way. It is the world's largest waterfall with one drop per water volume - 23,000 cubic feet of water drops every second. The falls were discovered in 1870 by the British explorer Charles Brown

This is the first of several photos of epic South American waterfalls in this collection. The above image shows the majestic Kaieteur Falls, where the Potaro River plunges off a 741ft cliff into Guyana’s Kaieteur National Park in a rather dramatic way. It is the world’s largest waterfall with one drop per water volume – 23,000 cubic feet of water drops every second. The falls were discovered in 1870 by the British explorer Charles Brown

The Sangay Volcano in Ecuador is one of the most active volcanoes in the world and erupted when this caption was written. And at 17,159ft it is also one of the highest active volcanoes

The Sangay Volcano in Ecuador is one of the most active volcanoes in the world and erupted when this caption was written. And at 17,159ft it is also one of the highest active volcanoes

Sangay volcano Ecuador is one of the most active volcanoes in the world and erupted when this caption was written. And at 17,159ft it is also one of the highest active volcanoes

A great photo of the world's largest salt flat, Salar de Uyuni, in Bolivia, seen from the cactus-covered Isla Incahuasi, a rocky headland and the former island in what used to be a large lake before it dried up many millennia ago. The salt flat is at an elevation of 12,000 feet and covers nearly 12,000 square kilometers (4,633 square miles)

A great photo of the world's largest salt flat, Salar de Uyuni, in Bolivia, seen from the cactus-covered Isla Incahuasi, a rocky headland and the former island in what used to be a large lake before it dried up many millennia ago. The salt flat is at an elevation of 12,000 feet and covers nearly 12,000 square kilometers (4,633 square miles)

A great photo of the world’s largest salt flat, Salar de Uyuni, in Bolivia, seen from the cactus-covered Isla Incahuasi, a rocky headland and the former island in what used to be a large lake before it dried up many millennia ago. The salt flat is at an elevation of 12,000 feet and covers nearly 12,000 square kilometers (4,633 square miles)

A great photo taken in Peru's Huascarán National Park, which covers most of the mountain range known as Cordillera Blanca - the world's highest tropical mountain range. It has peaks at elevations of up to 22,000 feet

A great photo taken in Peru's Huascarán National Park, which covers most of the mountain range known as Cordillera Blanca - the world's highest tropical mountain range. It has peaks at elevations of up to 22,000 feet

A great photo taken in Peru’s Huascarán National Park, which covers most of the mountain range known as Cordillera Blanca – the world’s highest tropical mountain range. It has peaks at elevations of up to 22,000 feet

Photographer Chad Peltola captioned this image 'looking from the back of a PeruRail train as we crossed the Altiplano [an Andean plateau]'

Photographer Chad Peltola captioned this image 'looking from the back of a PeruRail train as we crossed the Altiplano [an Andean plateau]'

Photographer Chad Peltola captioned this image ‘looking from the back of a PeruRail train as we crossed the Altiplano [an Andean plateau]’

A sci-fi movie set? No. It's the incredible 127 square miles Tatacoa desert in Colombia

A sci-fi movie set? No. It's the incredible 127 square miles Tatacoa desert in Colombia

A sci-fi movie set? No. It’s the incredible 127 square miles Tatacoa desert in Colombia

Rio de Janeiro, captured in a glorious image at sunrise, with Sugarloaf Mountain guarding the mouth of Guanabara Bay and the 124 ft Art Deco Christ the Redeemer statue viewing the procedures from the top of the 2329 ft high Corcovado mountain

Rio de Janeiro, captured in a glorious image at sunrise, with Sugarloaf Mountain guarding the mouth of Guanabara Bay and the 124 ft Art Deco Christ the Redeemer statue viewing the procedures from the top of the 2329 ft high Corcovado mountain

Rio de Janeiro, captured in a glorious image at sunrise, with Sugarloaf Mountain guarding the mouth of Guanabara Bay and the 124 ft Art Deco Christ the Redeemer statue guarding the procedure from the top of the 2329 ft high Corcovado Mountain

Nevado de Acay is a 5,950-foot mountain in Argentina's Salta Province and the site of an Inka mountain reserve. The 'Ruta 40' which runs parallel to the Andres and provides a classic road trip that runs right past it

Nevado de Acay is a 5,950-foot mountain in Argentina's Salta Province and the site of an Inka mountain reserve. The 'Ruta 40' which runs parallel to the Andres and provides a classic road trip that runs right past it

Nevado de Acay is a 5950 meter high mountain in the province of Salta in Argentina and the site of an Inca mountain reserve. The ‘Ruta 40’ which runs parallel to the Andres and provides a classic road trip that runs right past it

The 150 mile Beagle Channel, in the Tierra del Fuego archipelago between Chile and Argentina, was named after the ship HMS Beagle during her first hydrographic survey of the coasts of the southern part of South America, which lasted from 1826 to 1830. A young Charles Darwin took part in the second expedition in 1933 and wrote about the beauty of the region

The 150 mile Beagle Channel, in the Tierra del Fuego archipelago between Chile and Argentina, was named after the ship HMS Beagle during her first hydrographic survey of the coasts of the southern part of South America, which lasted from 1826 to 1830. A young Charles Darwin took part in the second expedition in 1933 and wrote about the beauty of the region

The 150 mile Beagle Channel, in the Tierra del Fuego archipelago between Chile and Argentina, was named after the ship HMS Beagle during her first hydrographic survey of the coasts of the southern part of South America, which lasted from 1826 to 1830. A young Charles Darwin took part in the second expedition in 1933 and wrote about the beauty of the region

A car makes its way through the Atacama Desert under the highly active 18,300 ft Lascar Volcano. The Altiplano is a wide Andean plateau on the northern border of Chile with an undulating height between 3,500 (11,480ft) and 4,500 meters (14,760ft)

A car makes its way through the Atacama Desert under the highly active 18,300 ft Lascar Volcano. The Altiplano is a wide Andean plateau on the northern border of Chile with an undulating height between 3,500 (11,480ft) and 4,500 meters (14,760ft)

A car makes its way through the Atacama Desert under the highly active 18,300 ft Lascar Volcano. The Altiplano is a wide Andean plateau on the northern border of Chile with an undulating height between 3,500 (11,480ft) and 4,500 meters (14,760ft)

This is the alien Sol de Manana near the Salar de Uyuni salt flat, a huge field of bubbling mud pools and hot steam geysers, which can erupt up to 50 feet in height. It is at an elevation of 15,900 feet

This is the otherworldly Sol de Manana near the Salar de Uyuni salt flat, a huge field of bubbling mud pools and hot steam geysers, which can erupt up to 50 feet in height. It is at an elevation of 15,900 feet

This is the otherworldly Sol de Manana near the Salar de Uyuni salt flat, a huge field of bubbling mud pools and hot steam geysers, which can erupt up to 50 feet in height. It is at an elevation of 15,900 feet

The beautiful Valle de la Luna - or Valley of the Moon - in Chile is so named because, as you can see, it has a rather moon-like appearance. It is located near the town of San Pedro de Atacama

The beautiful Valle de la Luna - or Valley of the Moon - in Chile is so named because, as you can see, it has a rather moon-like appearance. It is located near the town of San Pedro de Atacama

The beautiful Valle de la Luna – or Valley of the Moon – in Chile is so named because, as you can see, it has a rather moon-like appearance. It is located near the town of San Pedro de Atacama

Chile's 62-mile Salar de Atacama salt flat has thousands of small salt formations, creating a dreamlike landscape

Chile's 62-mile Salar de Atacama salt flat has thousands of small salt formations, creating a dreamlike landscape

Chile’s 62-mile Salar de Atacama salt flat has thousands of small salt formations, creating a dreamlike landscape

The mighty Santa Cruz River runs 239 miles east across the Patagonian Plateau from the Argentino Lake Glacier in Los Glaciares National Park, eventually flowing into the Atlantic Ocean

The mighty Santa Cruz River runs 239 miles east across the Patagonian Plateau from the Argentino Lake Glacier in Los Glaciares National Park, eventually flowing into the Atlantic Ocean

The mighty Santa Cruz River runs 239 miles east across the Patagonian Plateau from the Argentino Lake Glacier in Los Glaciares National Park, eventually flowing into the Atlantic Ocean

This is the North Yungas Road from La Paz to Coroico in Bolivia. It seems like a nice ride, doesn't it? And it is, as long as you are very careful. The 37-mile stretch is also known as 'Death Road' - and has a reputation for being one of the most dangerous in the world as it is very narrow and a clear lack of barrier protection from cliffs

This is the North Yungas Road from La Paz to Coroico in Bolivia. It seems like a nice ride, doesn't it? And it is, as long as you are very careful. The 37-mile stretch is also known as 'Death Road' - and has a reputation for being one of the most dangerous in the world as it is very narrow and a clear lack of barrier protection from cliffs

This is the North Yungas Road from La Paz to Coroico in Bolivia. It seems like a nice ride, doesn’t it? And it is, as long as you are very careful. The 37-mile stretch is also known as ‘Death Road’ – and has a reputation for being one of the most dangerous in the world as it is very narrow and a clear lack of barrier protection from cliffs

Gocta is an amazing 2,529ft high waterfall in the Peruvian province of Chachapoyas in the Amazon with two drops

Gocta is an amazing 2,529ft high waterfall in the Peruvian province of Chachapoyas in the Amazon with two drops

Gocta is an amazing 2,529ft high waterfall in the Peruvian province of Chachapoyas in the Amazon with two drops

The Tequendama Falls, 20 miles southwest of Bogota, is one of Colombia's top tourist attractions. Visitors are drawn to the sight of water flowing along a 433-meter-high rock face amid green foliage

The Tequendama Falls, 20 miles southwest of Bogota, is one of Colombia's top tourist attractions. Visitors are drawn to the sight of water flowing along a 433-meter-high rock face amid green foliage

The Tequendama Falls, 20 miles southwest of Bogota, is one of Colombia’s top tourist attractions. Visitors are drawn to the sight of water flowing along a 433-meter-high rock face amid green foliage

Machu Picchu needs no introduction - it is one of the world's most famous ruins. Half a million visitors a year are attracted, despite its remote location at 2,430 meters (79 meters in the Peruvian Andes

Machu Picchu needs no introduction - it is one of the world's most famous ruins. Half a million visitors a year are attracted, despite its remote location at 2,430 meters (79 meters in the Peruvian Andes

Machu Picchu needs no introduction – it is one of the world’s most famous ruins. Half a million visitors a year are drawn to the 15th-century Inca citadel, despite its remote location at 2,430 meters (7,972 feet) in the Peruvian Andes

Do you think of Colombia when you think of a tropical paradise? No, neither do we. But that can change thanks to this amazing image of Cayo Cangrejo, a beautiful little island in the Old Providence McBean Lagoon National Natural Park. It has a few bars and the snorkelling opportunities are attractive to say the least

Do you think of Colombia when you think of a tropical paradise? No, neither do we. But that can change thanks to this amazing image of Cayo Cangrejo, a beautiful little island in the Old Providence McBean Lagoon National Natural Park. It has a few bars and the snorkelling opportunities are attractive to say the least

Do you think of Colombia when you think of a tropical paradise? No, neither do we. But that can change thanks to this amazing image of Cayo Cangrejo, a beautiful little island in Old Providence McBean Lagoon National Natural Park. It has a few bars and the snorkelling opportunities are attractive to say the least

Medellin has been described in the past as one of the most dangerous places on Earth and from which Pablo Escobar's narcotics empire grew. Now one of the hippest holiday destinations on the planet, Lonely Planet describes it as 'a bustling place of industry and commerce', where discos 'attract beautiful people'

Medellin has been described in the past as one of the most dangerous places on Earth and from which Pablo Escobar's narcotics empire grew. Now one of the hippest holiday destinations on the planet, Lonely Planet describes it as 'a bustling place of industry and commerce', where discos 'attract beautiful people'

Medellin has been described in the past as one of the most dangerous places on Earth and from which Pablo Escobar’s narcotics empire grew. Now one of the hippest holiday destinations on the planet, Lonely Planet describes it as ‘a bustling place of industry and commerce’, where discos ‘attract beautiful people’

Yeah, another waterfall, but can you blame us? Called Caracol Falls, it runs 426 feet from cliffs in Brazil's Caracol State Park

Yeah, another waterfall, but can you blame us? Called Caracol Falls, it runs 426 feet from cliffs in Brazil's Caracol State Park

Yeah, another waterfall, but can you blame us? Called Caracol Falls, it runs 426 feet from cliffs in Brazil’s Caracol State Park

Vicunas, a relative of the llama and a wild ancestor of domesticated alpacas, roam the high Alps of the Andes

Vicunas, a relative of the llama and a wild ancestor of domesticated alpacas, roam the high Alps of the Andes

Vicunas, a relative of the llama and a wild ancestor of domesticated alpacas, roam the high Alps of the Andes

Located at an altitude of 17,000 feet in Peru, Rainbow Mountain is fast becoming a country's second most visited site after Machu Picchu, according to a website. The hues of the top only became visible in 2015 when the once permanent snow cover melted

Located at an altitude of 17,000 feet in Peru, Rainbow Mountain is fast becoming a country's second most visited site after Machu Picchu, according to a website. The hues of the top only became visible in 2015 when the once permanent snow cover melted

Rainbow Mountain is located at an elevation of 17,000 feet in Peru and is according to a website, quickly becoming the second most visited site in the country after Machu Picchu. The hues of the top only became visible in 2015 when the once permanent snow cover melted

Chile's Torres del Paine National Park is home to some of the planet's most incredible, otherworldly peaks. These are the Cuernos del Paine, which stand at over 6,561ft

Chile's Torres del Paine National Park is home to some of the planet's most incredible, otherworldly peaks. These are the Cuernos del Paine, which stand at over 6,561ft

The National Park Torres del Paine Chile is home to some of the planet’s most incredible, otherworldly peaks. These are the Cuernos del Paine, which stand at over 6,561ft

Perhaps the most irresistible of all South American waterfalls - the Angel Falls in Venezuela's Canaima National Park. It is the world's tallest continuous waterfall, reaching an elevation of 979 meters (3,212 feet) and a dive of 807 meters (2,648 feet). The falls flow from the top of Auyán-Tepuí ('Devil's Mountain'), 'barely making contact with the pure face,' emphasizes Encyclopaedia Britannica. The falls were first seen in the 1930s and named after James Angel, an American adventurer who crashed his plane nearby in 1937

Perhaps the most irresistible of all South American waterfalls - the Angel Falls in Venezuela's Canaima National Park. It is the world's tallest continuous waterfall, reaching an elevation of 979 meters (3,212 feet) and a dive of 807 meters (2,648 feet). The falls flow from the top of Auyán-Tepuí ('Devil's Mountain'), 'barely making contact with the pure face,' emphasizes Encyclopaedia Britannica. The falls were first seen in the 1930s and named after James Angel, an American adventurer who crashed his plane nearby in 1937

Perhaps the most irresistible of all South American waterfalls – the Angel Falls in Venezuela’s Canaima National Park. It is the world’s tallest continuous waterfall, reaching an elevation of 979 meters (3,212 feet) and a dive of 807 meters (2,648 feet). The waterfall flows from the top of Auyán-Tepuí (‘Devil’s Mountain’), ‘hardly makes contact with the pure face’, Encyclopaedia Britannica points out. The falls were first seen in the 1930s and named after James Angel, an American adventurer who crashed his plane nearby in 1937

The Iguazú Falls, on the border of Argentina and Brazil, are a chain of hundreds of falls that make up the largest waterfall in the world - twice the width of Niagara Falls and also larger

The Iguazú Falls, on the border of Argentina and Brazil, are a chain of hundreds of falls that make up the largest waterfall in the world - twice the width of Niagara Falls and also larger

The Iguazú waterfalls, on the border of Argentina and Brazil, is a chain of hundreds of waterfalls that make up the largest waterfall in the world – twice the width of Niagara Falls and also larger

The five-kilometer-wide (three miles) Perito Moreno Glacier is located in Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina's Santa Cruz Province. Needless to say, it is popular with tourists. One of the spectacles on offer is the sight of colossal ice blocks that are dropped from the 200-meter high front and crash into the water

The five-kilometer-wide (three miles) Perito Moreno Glacier is located in Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina's Santa Cruz Province. Needless to say, it is popular with tourists. One of the spectacles on offer is seeing colossal ice blocks shed from the 200-meter high front and crashing into the water

The five kilometers wide (three miles) Perito Moreno Glacier is located in the Los Glaciares National Park in the Santa Cruz Province of Argentina. Needless to say, it is popular with tourists. One of the spectacles on offer is the sight of colossal ice blocks that are dropped from the 200-meter high front and crash into the water

This is the world's largest tropical wetland area, the Pantanal. It covers over 70,000 square miles in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul and parts of neighboring Bolivia and Paraguay and is home to an incredible array of wildlife including jaguars, monkeys and piranhas

This is the world's largest tropical wetland area, the Pantanal. It covers over 70,000 square miles in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul and parts of neighboring Bolivia and Paraguay and is home to an incredible array of wildlife including jaguars, monkeys and piranhas

This is the world’s largest tropical wetland area, the Pantanal. It covers over 70,000 square miles in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul and parts of neighboring Bolivia and Paraguay and is home to an incredible array of wildlife including jaguars, monkeys and piranhas

Colombia's Caño Cristales River is considered by many to be the most beautiful in the world. Known as the 'liquid rainbow', the spectacular waters are turned into a kaleidoscope of color thanks to freshwater plants known as macarenia clavigera

Colombia's Caño Cristales River is considered by many to be the most beautiful in the world. Known as the 'liquid rainbow', the spectacular waters are turned into a kaleidoscope of color thanks to freshwater plants known as macarenia clavigera

Colombia’s Caño Cristales River is considered by many to be the most beautiful in the world. Known as the ‘liquid rainbow’, the spectacular waters are turned into a kaleidoscope of color thanks to freshwater plants known as macarenia clavigera

Here the Andes are an impressive backdrop for a vineyard near Mendoza in Argentina

Here the Andes are an impressive backdrop for a vineyard near Mendoza in Argentina

Here the Andes are an impressive backdrop for a vineyard near Mendoza in Argentina

The beautiful Atlantic Forest, even older than the Amazon, once covered 1.2 million square kilometers (463,000 square miles) of Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Argentina. Now, after centuries of deforestation, it covers less than 100,000 square kilometers (38,600 square miles)

The beautiful Atlantic Forest, even older than the Amazon, once covered 1.2 million square kilometers (463,000 square miles) of Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Argentina. Now, after centuries of deforestation, it covers less than 100,000 square kilometers (38,600 square miles)

The beautiful Atlantic ForestOlder than the Amazon, it once covered 1.2 million square kilometers (463,000 square miles) of Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Argentina. Now, after centuries of deforestation, it covers less than 100,000 square kilometers (38,600 square miles)

Bordered by the Caribbean Sea, Colombia's old town of Cartagena is easily identified by its colorful buildings, including the striking San Pedro Claver Church, its most famous landmark

Bordered by the Caribbean Sea, Colombia's old town of Cartagena is easily identified by its colorful buildings, including the striking San Pedro Claver Church, its most famous landmark

Bordered by the Caribbean Sea, Colombia’s old town of Cartagena is easily identified by its colorful buildings, including the striking San Pedro Claver Church, its most famous landmark

Chile's capital and largest city, Santiago de Chile is nestled in a valley surrounded by the stunning snow-capped Andes

Chile's capital and largest city, Santiago de Chile is nestled in a valley surrounded by the stunning snow-capped Andes

Chile’s capital and largest city, Santiago de Chile is nestled in a valley surrounded by the stunning snow-capped Andes

The Uros people moved to Lake Titicaca about 12,000 feet higher in Peru about 3,700 years ago. Today, about 1,200 live in an archipelago of 62 islands

The Uros people moved to Lake Titicaca about 12,000 feet higher in Peru about 3,700 years ago. Today, about 1,200 live in an archipelago of 62 islands

The Uros people moved to Lake Titicaca about 12,000 feet higher in Peru about 3,700 years ago. Today, about 1,200 live in an archipelago of 62 islands

You'll find the thundering, 430-foot-high San Rafael falls in the foothills of the Amazon in the Andes, Ecuador

Je vindt de donderende, 430 voet hoge San Rafael-watervallen in de uitlopers van de Amazone in de Andes, Ecuador

Je vindt de donderende, 430 voet hoge San Rafael-watervallen in de uitlopers van de Amazone in de Andes, Ecuador

La Paz, de hoofdstad van Bolivia, ligt op een duizelingwekkende 11,482ft boven zeeniveau. Als dat niet hoog genoeg voor je is, maak dan een ritje met het stoeltjesliftsysteem van de stad, dat tot 13.000 voet gaat

La Paz, de hoofdstad van Bolivia, ligt op een duizelingwekkende 11,482ft boven zeeniveau. Als dat niet hoog genoeg voor je is, maak dan een ritje met het stoeltjesliftsysteem van de stad, dat tot 13.000 voet gaat

La Paz, de hoofdstad van Bolivia, ligt op een duizelingwekkende 11,482ft boven zeeniveau. Als dat niet hoog genoeg voor je is, maak dan een ritje in de stad stoeltjeslift systeem, die oploopt tot 13.000 voet

Ushuaia in Argentinië ligt op het puntje van Zuid-Amerika. Sommigen noemen het de stad aan het einde van de wereld

Ushuaia in Argentinië ligt op het puntje van Zuid-Amerika. Sommigen noemen het de stad aan het einde van de wereld

Ushuaia in Argentinië ligt op het puntje van Zuid-Amerika. Sommigen noemen het de stad aan het einde van de wereld

De imposante Cotopaxi-vulkaan in Ecuador is 19,393ft hoog. En dit verheven, vurige beest is een van de meest actieve vulkanen in Zuid-Amerika, hoewel de laatste grote uitbarsting in 1907 was

De imposante Cotopaxi-vulkaan in Ecuador is 19,393ft hoog. En dit verheven, vurige beest is een van de meest actieve vulkanen in Zuid-Amerika, hoewel de laatste grote uitbarsting in 1907 was

Het imposante Cotopaxi vulkaan in Ecuador is 19,393ft hoog. En dit verheven, vurige beest is een van de meest actieve vulkanen in Zuid-Amerika, hoewel de laatste grote uitbarsting in 1907 was

Foto's als deze roepen een gevoel op van Indiana Jones-achtig avontuur. Hier kijk je uit op de Shiripuno-rivier in Ecuador, die slingert door het Amazone-regenwoud

Foto's als deze roepen een gevoel op van Indiana Jones-achtig avontuur. Hier kijk je uit op de Shiripuno-rivier in Ecuador, die slingert door het Amazone-regenwoud

Foto’s als deze roepen een gevoel op van Indiana Jones-achtig avontuur. Hier kijk je uit op de Shiripuno-rivier in Ecuador, die slingert door het Amazone-regenwoud

Brazil's Porto de Galinhas, which is home to several miles of rather lovely beaches

Brazil's Porto de Galinhas, which is home to several miles of rather lovely beaches

Brazil’s Porto de Galinhas, which is home to several miles of rather lovely beaches

Considered by many to be one of the most beautiful churches in the world, Las Lajas Sanctuary is found on a 130ft-tall bridge in Colombia close to the border with Ecuador

Considered by many to be one of the most beautiful churches in the world, Las Lajas Sanctuary is found on a 130ft-tall bridge in Colombia close to the border with Ecuador

Considered by many to be one of the most beautiful churches in the world, Las Lajas Sanctuary is found on a 130ft-tall bridge in Colombia close to the border with Ecuador

A decade ago, paleontological finds dating back to the age of the dinosaurs were discovered in the idyllic landscape of the Tacuarembó region in north-central Uruguay

A decade ago, paleontological finds dating back to the age of the dinosaurs were discovered in the idyllic landscape of the Tacuarembó region in north-central Uruguay

A decade ago, paleontological finds dating back to the age of the dinosaurs were discovered in the idyllic landscape of the Tacuarembó region in north-central Uruguay

Chapada Diamantina is one of Brazil's most majestic national parks - spanning 15,000 square miles, it's larger than many European countries

Chapada Diamantina is one of Brazil's most majestic national parks - spanning 15,000 square miles, it's larger than many European countries

Chapada Diamantina is one of Brazil’s most majestic national parks – spanning 15,000 square miles, it’s larger than many European countries

The 2,652-metre (8,700ft) tall Osorno volcano towers on the horizon behind Puerto Varas on the shores of Lake Llanquihue in southern Chile's 'Lake District'

The 2,652-metre (8,700ft) tall Osorno volcano towers on the horizon behind Puerto Varas on the shores of Lake Llanquihue in southern Chile's 'Lake District'

The 2,652-metre (8,700ft) tall Osorno volcano towers on the horizon behind Puerto Varas on the shores of Lake Llanquihue in southern Chile’s ‘Lake District’

The incredibly bendy Paso Internacional Los Libertadores mountain pass in the Andes between Argentina and Chile, which is 10,498ft above sea level at its highest point

The incredibly bendy Paso Internacional Los Libertadores mountain pass in the Andes between Argentina and Chile, which is 10,498ft above sea level at its highest point

The incredibly bendy Paso Internacional Los Libertadores mountain pass in the Andes between Argentina and Chile, which is 10,498ft above sea level at its highest point

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