- For other places with the same name, see Andes (disambiguation).
- In Colombia
- In Peru:
- In Bolivia:
- The Altiplano region - a prominent tourist attraction in this area includes among others the Lake Titicaca
- 1 Bogota - The capital of Colombia (located at 2,640 meters above sea level).
- 2 Quito - The capital of Ecuador (located at 2,850 meters above sea level).
- 3 Cusco - A city located in southeastern Peru that was once the capital of the Inca Empire. The city is a major tourist destination in Peru and is visited every year by around 2 million visitors. Cusco was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1983. (located at 3,310 meters above sea level).
- 4 La Paz - The third largest city in Bolivia. Although the official capital of Bolivia is Sucre, La Paz is the de facto capital city and therefore La Paz is considered by many as the highest capital city in the world. (located at 3,660 meters above sea level).
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- 5 Nevado Sajama - A volcano and the highest peak in Bolivia (located at 6,542 meters above sea level).
- 6 Ojos del Salado - The tallest volcano in the world and the highest peak in Chile (located at 6,880 meters above sea level)
English is spoken by most people in the tourism industry, at least in major destinations.
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- Aconcagua, the highest peak of the Andes, rises to 6,962m above sea level, making the Andes the highest mountain range outside Asia. Climbing expeditions for Aconcagua usually set out from the Argentinian city of Mendoza
- Ojos del Salado in Northern Chile is a comparatively easy to climb peak, still 6,893m. In fact it is so gradual that it's a place of choice for height records for motor vehicles (although the summit hasn't been reached in such a way yet) and possibly the highest summit you can reach by only hiking.
- Many ski centers operate in the Andes during the winter months.
- Hike the Inca Trail.
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Obviously, the Andes include some high-altitude destinations. To avoid headaches and potentially worse symptoms, it's a good idea to acclimate to the altitude slowly; see altitude sickness for more details.
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- The Rocky Mountains in North America