Destinations Around the World that Look Like They Came Out of a Fairy Tale

When life imitates magic.

Never would you have imagined that you could step inside a volcano at least once in your lifetime, but Algar do Carvão in the Azorean island of Terceira, Portugal is one of those places that provide you this thrilling opportunity. Your courage is guaranteed to pay you back kindly because as you descend into its volcanic chimney, you’ll be mesmerized by a world so beautiful and lush that you’ll have to pinch yourself to see if you’re dreaming it all up.

There are caves to explore, a crystal clear lake at the bottom, and unique stalactites and stalagmites formed by amorphous silica. It’s a must-visit for seasoned hikers and backpackers.

Vinicunca, Peru