South America Travel Articles

Once you’ve arrived in this remarkable continent, the natural beauty and varied options will have you never wanting to leave. Come learn about Macchu Picchu, hiking in Patagonia, the friendliness of the Colombian people, the food of Buenos Aires, and more in the following pages of articles on South America.

 
The Perfect Day
The Perfect Day When you travel long-term, not all days are filled with sightseeing and museums. Sometimes you find yourself in the perfect little fishing village, and your days are simple.
Your Guide to Visiting the Salar de Uyuni
Your Guide to Visiting the Salar de Uyuni Visiting Bolivia's Salar de Uyuni (Salt Flats) is usually high on a traveler's itinerary when visiting South America. Adam Seper is here to break down the options travelers have for visiting this amazing world wonder.
Top Beaches to Visit during your Gap Year in South America
Top Beaches to Visit during your Gap Year in South America The famous sites like Machu Picchu, the Salt Flats, Patagonia, and Iguazu Falls get all the hype, but there are plenty of beach destinations in South America to add to your gap year itinerary. Hannah Long outlines four of the best.
Five Unexpected Treasures of South America
Five Unexpected Treasures of South America Everyone knows to visit Machu Picchu, Iguazu Falls, and Patagonia when in South America, but Adam Seper recommends five places you may not have heard of that you'd be crazy to miss.
8 Reasons to Add Argentina to Your Big Trip
8 Reasons to Add Argentina to Your Big Trip Need a mental vacation? Join Brendan Nogue for this filled-with-gorgeous-photos look at 8 great reasons to plan your next trip to Argentina.
How to Plan an Extended Trip in South America
How to Plan an Extended Trip in South America If you are planning a RTW trip and having trouble deciding where to go, consider South America. Adam Seper is here to guide you through Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, and Chile.
Finally, a Galapagos Trip You Can Afford
Finally, a Galapagos Trip You Can Afford Glamorous cruise ships plying the waters of the Galápagos...they come with glamorous prices, too. But Vickie Lillo has found a way for "ordinary" folk to visit the islands on a pauper's budget.
Peru’s Hidden Adventure Tourism Gems
Peru’s Hidden Adventure Tourism Gems Beyond the well-trodden Inca trails to Machu Picchu, Kayla Washko recommends five little-known adventure tourism destinations throughout Peru.
Ten Off the Beaten Path Things to Do in Chile
Ten Off the Beaten Path Things to Do in Chile With almost 3000 miles of coastline, desert terrain in the north, lakes, volcanoes, and vineyards in the center, an ultra-modern capital of Santiago, and windswept crags along its southern shores, Chile is the perfect getaway for the most discerning adventurer. Sometimes, however, the greatest thrills of exploration, according to Vickie Lillo, fellow traveler and married to a Chilean National, are completely off the grid.
15 Must Try Street Foods in Latin America
15 Must Try Street Foods in Latin America There are dozens of delicious street foods in Latin America that will ramp your stomach not cramp your stomach. Here is a sumptuous selection.