South America


Looking for places to visit in South America? We share our tips on best countries to visit in South America including things to do, travel costs, itinerary ideas, city guides and more.

Moai Statues of Easter Island

22 of the Best Places to Visit in South America

By Miguel | September 28, 2022

South America is a vast territory that contains the Amazon Rainforest, the Mountainous peaks of the Andes, the remnants of some of the oldest civilizations, and two of the seven wonders of the world. There […]

Aerial view of Christ Redeemer and Corcovado Mountain

15 Unmissable Things to Do in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

By Louisa Smith | September 14, 2022

Rio de Janeiro is a vibrant city known for its samba dancing, cheerful vibe, and stunning beaches. It’s also where thousands of visitors flock to for the most colorful and energetic parade on Earth; Carnival. […]

Tips for visiting Colombia

Colombia Travel Tips: 11 Things You Need To Know Before Visiting Colombia

By Anna Timbrook | March 12, 2020

Thinking about visiting Colombia? It’s a stunning country, with so much to offer – from amazing hiking trails to incredibly gorgeous white sand beaches. But, as with any new place you visit, it’s important to […]

Colombia travel tips

Why Colombia Travel is Best as a Solo Adventure (+ tips for staying safe)

By Samantha Glauser | February 4, 2020

After going on quite a few solo trips, I thought I had solo travel nailed. I felt comfortable going to many countries on my own and had traveled solo in the United States, Europe, Southeast […]

Things to know before you visit

15 Important Things to Know Before You Visit Buenos Aires

By Rebecca Arnold | March 16, 2019

While residents of Buenos Aires spurn the moniker, there’s really no denying that Buenos Aires’ nickname as the “Paris of the South” is fitting – the architecture doesn’t lie. But the most European city of […]

Machu Picchu - Things to Do in Peru

10 Day Peru Itinerary: Exciting Things to Do in Peru

By Craig Makepeace | December 21, 2013

Who says travel to amazing places, such as Peru, is only for the people that are willing to quit their jobs? My husband and I have been working the 9 to 5 and traveling to […]

Bariloche, Argentina Climbing Cerro Llao Llao

Travelling South America with a baby – Would you do it?

By Craig Makepeace | June 6, 2013

This is a guest post from Kylah from Intrepid Monkeys Travelling through South America with our baby boy we encounter the affectionate terms “qué lindo” and “qué hermoso” (‘how cute / beautiful’) almost daily. Ollie […]

Grand Building - Things to Do in Buenos Aires

Local’s Guide on Things to Do in Buenos Aires, Argentina

By Craig Makepeace | April 10, 2013

Looking for tips on things to do in Buenos Aires, Argentina? As part of our city guides series, we interviewed Stephanie who fell in love with Buenos Aires in 2009 and a short vacation and then decided […]

santiago

Things to Do in Santiago, Chile

By Craig Makepeace | September 25, 2012

Looking for tips on what to see and do in Santiago Chile? As part of our city guides series, we interviewed Emily from Don’t Call Me Gringa who first came to Santiago in 2005 as a study abroad student. She has […]

5 Cities to Visit in Chile For the Multi Interest Traveler

By Craig Makepeace | February 10, 2012

This is a guest post from Megan at Bohemian Trails Sometimes it’s the most underestimated cities and towns that leave the biggest impression on us as a traveler. While Chile is a top destination in […]

Medellin Botero Square, Colombia

Insiders Guide: What to Do in Medellin, Colombia

By David Lee | January 31, 2012

Are you looking for travel tips on top things to do in Medellin, Colombia? As part of our city guides series, we interviewed Dave Lee who lived in Medellin for 18 months and created his own […]

Iguazu Falls

Which side of Iguazu Falls is better? Brazil vs Argentina

By Craig Makepeace | January 6, 2012

Hey Trippers! We’re thrilled at the opportunity to guest post for Caz and Craig and share one of our recent adventures with you all — our visit to Iguazu Falls in South America — a […]

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