Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis: San Ignacio Miní, Santa Ana, Nuestra Señora de Loreto, Santa María Mayor (Argentina) and Ruins of São Miguel das Missões (Brazil)

The ruins of São Miguel das Missões in Brazil, and those of San Ignacio Miní, Santa Ana, Nuestra Señora de Loreto and Santa María la Mayor in Argentina, lie at the heart of a tropical forest. They are the impressive remains of five Jesuit missions, built in the land of the Guaranis during the 17th and 18th centuries.

Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes Between the Mountain and the Sea (Brazil)

The city of Rio de Janeiro's exceptionally dramatic landscape is punctuated by a series of forested mountains that tower over the city and cascade down to the coast where the steep cone shapes of Sugar Loaf, Urca, Cara de Cão and Corcovado frame the wide sweeps of Guanabara Bay that shelters this spectacular city from the Atlantic Ocean.

Brasília (Brazil)

Brasília, the federal capital of Brazil, is a unique example of urban planning brought to fruition in the 20th century. It represents, on an urban scale, the living expression of the principles and ideals advanced by the Modernist Movement and effectively embodied through the urban and architectural planning of Lucio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer.

Central Amazon Conservation Complex and Biosphere Reserve (Brazil)

The Central Amazon Conservation Complex and Central Amazon Biosphere Reserve make up the largest protected area in the Amazon Basin and, as the core area of the Central Amazon Ecological Corridor, is one of the planet’s richest regions in terms of biodiversity. The majority of the ecosystems recorded in the Amazon are found here.