33 Best Places to Visit in South America for an Epic Adventure

When people think of the best places to visit in South America, they think of a destination in rawness, vast wilderness, and spectacular scenery.

The amount of outdoor adventure available on this continent could keep a traveler busy for months on end and still leave you begging for more in the cultural and historical adventure.


Perito Moreno is an extensive ice sheet that stretches more than 30km and rises 80 meters above Lago Argentino.

The Perito Moreno Glacier

The Don Moconá Virgin Lodge offers a wide variety of adventure options such as jungle treks, kayaking, tubing, rappelling, and ziplining.


Laguna de Los Tres

One of the most picturesque hikes in Patagonia, Argentina. It is not considered a very difficult hike, but the last stretch is very steep and the temperature drops significantly.

Los Glaciares National Park

With trails suited for families with kids as well as hard-core hikers and climbers, this park offers opportunities for everybody who enjoys the outdoors.

Rio Juramento

If there is one thing I am happy I tried, despite being terrified at the time, that is rafting on the Rio Juramento, in the Salta region of Northwest Argentina.

It’s a challenging journey where hikers face thin air due to high elevation, steep ascents and descents on stone steps, and a narrow path that hugs the edge of a mountain on one side.

Machu Picchu 

It features birds, wildlife, glaciers, high alpine lakes, and the infamous rainbow mountains. It is one of the most challenging in the region with three high passes over 5,000 meters.

Ausangate Trek

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