SOL DE MAÑANA, BOLIVIA This geothermal field sits at an elevation of nearly 16,400 ft (5,000 m), in one of the wildest landscapes on earth. Nearby, you’ll find vast salt flats, steaming volcanoes, and colorful, flamingo-filled lagoons.
TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK, NEW ZEALAND Head to this park if you’re looking for superb hiking and extensive geothermal features. The popular Tongariro Crossing takes hikers through an amazing volcanic landscape. Nearby Rotorua offers a token geyser field.
KAMCHATKA PENINSULA, RUSSIA A visit to this wild and ragged hard-to-reach corner of the fiery Pacific Rim may well prove to be the trip of a lifetime. It is best accessed by organized tour (see also p215).
BEPPU, JAPAN A popular Japanese resort on the island of Kyushu, Beppu is for those who appreciate tamed geysers and hot springs with a dose of carnival atmosphere.