Amazonia National Park is located in Pará state in north-central Brazil and is situated along the Tapajós River, covering about 3,300 sq mi. Consisting of dense humid tropical forest, the park contains an extremely biodiverse habitat.
The Historic Quarter of Valparaíso represents an extraordinary example of industrial-age heritage associated with the international sea trade. The colonial city presents an excellent example of late 19th-century urban and architectural development in Latin America.
The Macizo del Cajas Biosphere Reserve contains a large number of ecosystems, ranging from high mountains down to coastal and marine areas along the Pacific. It also includes the El Cajas National Park, which features a tundra vegetation on a spectacular jagged landscape of hills and valleys.
El Calafate is a city in Argentina, situated on the southern border of Lake Argentino, in the southwest part of Santa Cruz Province, near the edge of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field. It is an important tourist destination as the hub to visit different parts of the Los Glaciares National Park.
The El Chaco Biosphere Reserve covers a large area in the northern part of the boreal El Chaco system in Paraguay, with ecologically diverse dry forest ecosystems, which are under great pressure to be converted into grazing lands. The reserve has six core areas, all protected areas.
El Chaltén is a small mountain village in the Patagonian region of southern Argentina, near;the border with Chile. It is a popular base for hiking numerous trails, such as those leading to the base of surrounding peaks and glacial lakes, including Mount Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre.
El Tuparro National Natural Park and Biosphere Reserve is located in the eastern plains of Colombia, a flat area bounded by four rivers. The area undulates with a series of small valleys and major rivers and streams. A few areas are permanently flooded during parts of the year.
The Espinhaço Mountain Range represents the largest and most continuous Precambrian orogenic belt in Brazil. The extent of the Espinhaço Range Biosphere Reserve include 16 protected areas including National Parks, State Parks, State Ecological Stations and Municipal Natural Parks.
The Fray Bentos industrial complex was built to process meat for a global market including the armies of two World Wars in the 20th century. Its physical location, buildings, as well as social institutions, presents an illustration of the entire process of meat production on a global scale.
The Fuerte de Samaipata archaeological site consists of two parts: the hill believed to have been the ceremonial center of the old town and the administrative and residential district. The huge sculptured rock, dominating the town below, has no parallel anywhere in the Americas.
The Galápagos Islands (Archipiélago de Colón), are an archipelago of volcanic islands in the Pacific Ocean, roughly 600 miles west of continental Ecuador. The islands are known for their large number of endemic species and were studied by Charles Darwin during the second voyage of HMS Beagle.
Situated in the Pacific Ocean some 600+ miles from the South American continent, these islands, islets and surrounding waters have been called a unique 'living museum and showcase of evolution'. Located at the confluence of three ocean currents, the Galápagos are a melting pot of marine species.