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.


As one of the most famous hikes in South America, the classic 4-day Inca Trail trek is an experience that should not be missed on a trip to Peru.

Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

It’s a 72m abyss culminating in an underground lake, home to incredible stalactite formations.

Abismo Anhumas Caving (Brazil)

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.

Climb Villarrica Volcano (Chile)

It’s an intense summit that requires the use of crampons and an ice pick to hoist yourself up the ice sheet covering the top of this treacherous volcano.

As humans, we live a relatively safe existence, so the only place I have ever felt vulnerable within my environment was while camping in Bolivia’s Amazon Rainforest.

Camping in the Bolivian Amazon (Bolivia)

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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