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World’s 10 Coolest Passport Stamps Part 2


4. Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu is a destination on many bucket lists, and if it isn’t on yours, it should be as it is also one of the New Seven Wonder of the World. The 15th-century ruins reflect the ingenuity of the Inca as they built the City in the Clouds under the reign of Emperor Pachacútec. Participants on the Inca Trail, multi-day trek to Machu Picchu receive the fabled passport stamp at the entrance, which leads to the Sun Gate. Those who prefer to avoid the strain of the trek can obtain their stamp from the main entrance office located near the shuttle stop.

5. Ciudad Mitad del Mundo, Ecuador

Visit the “Middle of the World City” in beautiful Ecuador. Ciudad Mitad del Mundo is located outside of the capital city of Quito where the equator passes through the country. A discrepancy exists whether the true equator lies at the marked line and pyramidal monument or 800 feet away at the Ethnographic Museum Monument. Either location will stamp your passport with an official Middle of the World City seal.

6. Easter Island, Chile

The remote location known for the stunning Moai statues is a part of Chile, yet stands more than 2,100 miles away from the closest continental point at central Chile. The passport stamp commemorates the most notable feature of the island with three of the distinct heads and the words “Isla de Pascua.” The local post office in Rapa Nui offers the stamp to travelers who ask. While the stamp is free, the issuer would happily accept a small tip.

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