Always dreamed of travelling off the beaten track? Then backpacking through South America should be on your travel bucket list.
To make things easy we’ve created a list of the must-see sites and best kept secrets when backpacking South America. A few from the list include The UNESCO World Heritage site of Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentina and the extraordinary desert town of Huacachina in Peru.
If you’re planning on backpacking Argentina and backpacking Brazil then we’d recommend our Argentina and Brazil Experience tour. If you choose to travel with us, then we’ll have all your transport covered, including internal flights, awesome accommodation, and a whole host of meals and experiences. When backpacking Brazil on this tour you’ll get to visit Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio De Janeiro and party Favela style with the locals. Backpacking Argentina you’ll immerse yourself in the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires and stare in wonder with a visit to Iguassu Falls.
If you’re planning to extend your backpacking adventures to other parts of South America then you should consider our most popular tour in Latin America - The Adventurer which visits three countries (Peru, Argentina and Brazil) across 24 days, and is a great choice if you’re backpacking Latin America on a budget.
You should also make Peru part of your itinerary. Our 14 day Peru Uncovered tour includes ancient Inca Ruins, the Amazon jungle, and local experiences that immerse you in the Peruvian culture. Hiking the Inca trail to Machu Picchu is a must do experience, and what better way to do it than backpacking on our Ultimate Inca Trail tour.
Now that you’re inspired to backpack through South America, you’re probably asking yourself what you need to pack? Check out our guide on what to pack when backpacking through South America and then you’ll be set for a trip of a lifetime.