Located in the transition zone between the arid steppe of Argentine Patagonia and the temperate southern beech forests of Chilean Patagonia, Patagonia National Park encompasses an array of ecosystems including grassland, riparian forest and wetland.
Sierra de las Quijadas National Park is located in the northwestern part of the Argentine province of San Luis. It was established to protect the natural features representative of the Semiarid Chaco and Argentine Low Monte ecoregions. It is the only protected area in this transition area.
The city of Tiwanaku was the capital of a powerful pre-Hispanic empire that dominated a large area of the southern Andes and beyond. Its monumental remains testify to the cultural and political significance of this civilization which is distinct from any of the other pre-Hispanic empires of the Americas.
Todos os Santos Bay, or All Saints Bay, is a sheltered bay of the Atlantic Ocean and the principal bay of the Brazilian state of Bahia, to which it gave its name. It sits on the eastern coast of Brazil, surrounding part of Bahia's seaport capital: Salvador.
Tumucumaque Mountains National Park, the world's largest tropical forest national park, is situated in the Amazon Rainforest, bordering French Guyana and Suriname. It is part of the Amapá Biodiversity Corridor and is one of only a few forests still unaltered by humans.
Located in the higher parts of Bolivia, with the Peruvian border making up its western boundary, the Ulla-Ulla Biosphere Reserve contains a combination of ecological formations including high plateau, tundra, high cordillera, mountains, lakes, river headwaters and a permanent snow zone.
The Sacred Valley of the Incas, also known as the Urubamba Valley, is located within the Peruvian Andes in the present-day Peruvian region of Cusco. The town of Urubamba is located near a number of significant ruins of the Inca Empire including Machu Picchu.
Utría National Natural Park contains diverse flora and fauna in a lush, mountainous rain forest environment with some of the highest rainfall in the world. Located on the Pacific coast of Colombia, the park overlaps indigenous territory and includes fishing villages along the coast.
The Valongo Wharf Archaeological Site encompasses the entirety of Jornal do Comércio Square. It is in the former harbor area of Rio de Janeiro in which the old stone wharf was built for the landing of enslaved Africans reaching the South American continent from 1811 onward.
Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park, Chile's first, comprises some of the most sensational scenery in the Lake District: the emerald Lago Todos Los Santos, the thundering turquoise waters of the Saltos de Petrohué and the imposing peaks of the area’s three main volcanoes.
Villarrica National Park is located in the Andes, in the La Araucanía and Los Ríos regions of Chile. The park protects Valdivian temperate rain forest habitat. A popular hiking destination, highlights are the volcanoes: Villarrica, Quetrupillán and Lanín.
The Yabotí Biosphere Reserve is located in the Misiones province of northeastern Argentina. The reserve is part of the Misiones Rainforest Corridor, within the Amazon Rainforest region, which is home to some of the most traditional villages of the Guaraní peoples.