Colombia: Purace National Park

Driving southeast from Popayan, the road quickly rises into the highlands of the Cordilera Central range and you enter the Purace National Park (with a few spectacular waterfalls along the way). Once on higher elevation and above tree line, the views become stupendous and panoramic. If cloud cooperate, you get to see three volcanoes standing in line to the north – the active Volcan Purace (4,580m/15,030ft), and dormant Azucar (5,000m/16,000ft) and Coconuco (4,600m/15,100ft).