San Rafael, Mendoza Province, Argentina
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Argentina's Mini Grand CanyonLocals call this the Gran Canyon... but for what it might lack in comparative size, it makes up for in beauty. A stark canyon landscape lies outside the town dotted with picture perfect blue pools of water (they are in fact dams) which are popular for water sports. Hire a car and traverse around the beautiful landscape and pull out a tent in the evening to enjoy the amazing clear skies and almost complete silence.