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26 Breathtaking Places In Latin America You Should Visit Before You Die

Get your passport ready and pack your suitcase... After you finish reading this you'll be running out your door.

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Surrounded by three volcanos, this is the deepest lake in all of Central America. Atitlan means "at the water" in Nahuatl.

One of the best attractions here is to go scuba diving around the three shipwrecks that lay underwater. The second, of course, is enjoying the beach.

Built around 1450, Machu Picchu is the city symbol of the ancient Incan empire. When you go, make sure to be in great shape — the hike will wear you out.

This spot is the largest salt flat in the entire world. It's also where the sky and the land blend together, giving you endless photo opportunities.

On Brazil's side you can take a helicopter ride around the falls. The Argentine side has a little train that brings tourists to the falls. Choose your own adventure!

Often called paradise on Earth, this beach in northern Brazil is surrounded with gigantic dunes. To get there you need to hop on a buggy and drive for a couple of hours, totally worth it.

The area is known for producing the famous Pisco brandy. In the desert you can find amazing real life oasis.

This area consists of approximately 350 islands, cays, and islets. You can enjoy the white sandy beaches or go snorkeling in a coral reef — your choice.

Ninety percent of the area consists of virgin forest, which means there's an extremely high biodiversity, with over 2,500 plant species, 100 species of mammals, 400 bird species, 120 reptilian and amphibian species, and thousands of insects. Ready to pull out your camera?

If you go during the summer you can see the glacier break off huge pieces as it melts. You can also hike the ice and drink some whiskey with natural ice cubes. Don't worry, the glacier is one of the three in the world that is actually growing.

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