Colombia: San Agustin Archaelogical Park

San Agustin Archaeological Park is the Colombia version of Machu Pichu or the Easter Island – a large reserve protecting many monolithic sculptures from the San Agustin civilization. These people lived here around 1-4th century AD and erected these elaborate monuments, many several meters high carved from large boulders and volcanic rocks. In fact, the collection of statues and necropolises here is the largest in South America, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The park is quite spread out over a hilly terrain of a spectacular rainforest jungle, with statues all around. The flora is also amazing, as you are in the heart of the tropical rainforest with orchids, and saprophytes, and everything is blooming and dripping with water.