10 Things To Do In South America

  1. Inca trail to the Machu Picchu in Cusco, Peru
    The Inca trail is an ancient hiking trail that brings you along beautiful Inca ruins. The trail takes 4 days and reaches 4200 meters high and ends up at the top of the Machu Picchu for a breathtaking view. Please make sure that you book the hike half a year in advance to make sure you have a spot. Only 500 people a day are allowed on the trail and you don’t want to miss it!
  1. Jeep tour to Salar Uyuni, Bolivia
    This amazing three-day jeep tour brings you along beautiful lakes and other mountain areas. On the last day you’ll visit the highlight of this tour Salar Uyuni. Salar Uyuni is the biggest salt flat in the world and is a breath-taking environment. It is also known for its photoshoots without depths. Definitely a must see when you visit South-America.
Machu Picchu in Cusco, Peru

Machu Picchu in Cusco, Peru

  1. Stargazing in San Pedro de Atacama, Chili
    In the North of Chile you can find the San Pedro de Atacama desert. During the day the heat and drought make you really thirsty but at night when it gets cold the village lightens up because the millions of stars in the sky. Some people say this is the best place to watch stars in the world!
  1. Tango dancing in Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, is known for a lot of things. But is especially known for tango dancing. In the evening people dance tango everywhere on the streets. So when you visit this beautiful city, some tango lessons are a mandatory activity.
  1. Cycling deathroad in La Paz, Bolivia
    Deathroad did not receive its name for nothing. This road which starts high up in the mountains and ends up in the jungle has freighting cliffs and scary steep parts. Cycling down is only for the real daredevils, but definitely worth it!

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    Deathroad in La Paz, Bolivia

  1. Iguazu falls in Brazil and Argentina
    These waterfalls are one of the biggest waterfalls in the world! With a lot of noise a huge amount of water comes down every second. Make sure you visit the waterfalls from both the Argentinian side and the Brazilian side to see all the different angles. Also if you feel like getting wet, take a thrilling boat ride into the waterfall!
  1. Wine tasting in Mendoza, Argentina
    From the Mendoza city centre catch the bus to the countryside which is filled with vineyards.  Once you arrive there rent a bike and visit all the different vineyards and taste as much of the wines they have! Some of the wineries also give tours through the wine cellars, so you get to know more about the winemaking process.
  1. Buggy riding and sandboarding in Huacachina, Peru
    If you’re a thrill seeker this is definitely a must do when you’re in Peru. In the middle of the desert near Ica there’s a beautiful oasis called Huacachina.  From the oasis you can take a buggy ride in the dunes which feels like a rollercoaster. The buggy will drop you off at the top of the dunes from where you can sand board down back to the oasis.
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Sandboarding

  1. Piranha fishing in Rurrenabaque, Bolivia
    In the North of Bolivia you can find the village Rurrenabaque. From Rurrenabaque you can visit the pampas where the only form of transportation are boats. All kinds of animals such as, alligators, monkeys, snakes, pink dolphins and piranhas live in the pampas. Are you brave enough to go fish for piranhas with teeth that can shred you to pieces?
  1. Best steak in the world at restaurant Viejo Jack, Salta Argentina
    Somewhere in the streets of Salta there’s a restaurant which has a very boring interior and very bright lights. It doesn’t look like the nicest restaurant. But they serve the best steak in the world. Argentina is known for its delicious steaks but you can’t leave the country without eating one at Viejo Jack in Salta.