Gastronomy | Hiking | Diversity
What attracts many to Argentina is Patagonia and the wine, but the country has so much more to offer. Buenos Aires is full of culture, it has one of the Seven Natural Wonders, and the high-altitude desert landscapes in Jujuy might be one of the most underrated places in South America.
Adventure | Authenticity | Culture
Bolivia is full of adventurous activities including climbing a 6,000m mountain, biking the death road, and visiting the Amazon.
Its strong indigenous culture and lack of crowds makes for a very authentic and unique experience. You can’t visit Bolivia without going to one of the most spectacular places on earth, the Uyuni Salt Flats.
Beaches | Samba | Nightlife
The largest country in South America is famous for its beaches, nightlife, and beautiful people. It’s also home to some of the most beautiful small towns on the continent.
The culture in Brazil is ever-present and there’s no better way to end a night with a caipirinha at a samba bar.
History | Nightlife | Colonial Towns
Tourism is booming in Colombia due to the nightlife, insane history, and the affordability of the country. There is a lot more to Colombia than raging until the sun comes up and learning about the terror of Pablo Escobar.
Colonial towns with day hikes and top notch cafes are the perfect antidote to the at times intimidating cities. A stunning Caribbean coastal region that has preserved old towns, remote beach towns, and multi-day hikes through the jungle.
Wildlife | Hiking | Tranquility
Ecuador is very underrated on the backpacking circuit and has so much to see for a country of its size. The jewel is the Galápagos Islands which is a bucket list destination for wildlife and the mainland is full of beautiful landscapes. It is certainly of the most relaxed countries in South America.
Hiking | Indigenous Culture | Cuisine
Peru is a common favorite among South American backpackers for its food, hiking, and friendly people. Peruvian cuisine is the best in South America and Lima is a foodie paradise and one of the continent’s most underrated cities.
Machu Picchu is the headliner and the ultimate prize to spending a couple of weeks in the Sacred Valley learning the history of the Incas. Peru wins with its diversity and offers hiking in the mountains, the Amazon, pristine coastline, and sandboarding in a desert oasis.