If you are planning a short trip to South America, then obviously the two places at the top of everyone’s list to visit are the beautiful Galapagos Islands in Ecuador and the mysterious Machu Picchu in Peru. Here’s a fully planned 2 Week Galapagos Islands & Machu Picchu itinerary to help you to see both.
The Quilotoa Crater is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Ecuador. The two best options for seeing it include the epic 3-day self-guided trek known as the Quilotoa Loop or visiting the crater on a day trip from Quito. Here’s a simple breakdown of the cost, timings and advantages and disadvantages of both so you can decide which works best for you.
With easy border crossings and good transport links between all three, travelling through Bolivia, Chile and Argentina is a fun and easy option for backpackers. There are lots of different routes to take depending on the country you start in, so continue reading to see the best Bolivia, Chile and Argentina travel itineraries and routes.
The driest desert in the world is also home to some of the most beautiful, unimaginable sights in the whole of South America from powerful geysers to crystal clear salt lagoons. Here is the perfect 4-day itinerary for exploring the Atacama Desert.
Backpacking South America is a fantastic experience, and your money goes a long way compared to places like Europe. Here’s a simple breakdown of how much money you should budget and aim to spend for a month backpacking in South America.
Famous for its sprawling indigenous market, Otavalo is also a perfect base for the popular hike around the stunning crater lake, Laguna Cuicocha. Continuing reading for the best things to do in Otavalo along with a useful city guide on where to stay and eat.
The north of Argentina is a hidden gem, largely untouched by tourism. This means cheap prices and a feeling of being off the beaten track that you can’t find in the bigger cities. Follow our three-week north Argentina backpacking itinerary to help you plan and enjoy the best of the region.
Cafayate has been blessed by its natural landscape and is arguably the best-known wine region other than Mendoza in Argentina. Expect warm weather, beautiful countryside and days spent wine tasting. Here are the best things to do in Cafayate.
3 months is a great amount of time to travel around South America and it also gives you lots of flexibility. You can go with a month in 3 countries or spread your time over 5-6 countries to see as much as possible. Luckily for you, we’ve outlined both options and alternatives below so you can choose the best 3-month South America Itinerary for you!
Hidden in the misty cloud forests of Mindo is a winding hiking path that takes you to 7 beautiful waterfalls. This is one of the most popular activities to do in Mindo, and everything you need to know about hiking the Mindo waterfall trail is here in our guide.