Dramatic mountain ranges, otherworldly deserts, picture-perfect beaches, glaciers, volcanoes, ancient landmarks cosmopolitan cities, and the largest and most biodiverse rainforest on the planet, South America is as diverse as it is spectacular, and whether you’re a history buff, thrill-seeker, culture-vulture, or beach bum, is it the perfect destination for a backpacking adventure!
Go canyoning, mountain biking, and visit the Amazon in Ecuador; hike the Inca Trail in Peru; soak up the Andean culture of Bolivia; explore the otherworldly landscapes of Chile’s Atacama desert, and the streets of the continent’s two most exciting cities, Buenos Aeries and Rio de Janeiro: this once-in-a-lifetime South American adventure truly has it all!
Due to its size and variety of altitudes, the best time of year to visit depends upon your specific destination of choice. However, generally speaking, September and October offer the mildest and driest weather throughout the continent.
Trust everyone and no one. One of the best reasons to travel alone is to meet new people, but this also makes you more vulnerable.
Hiking boots or shoes. Plenty of food. Water bottles and water-treatment supplies.
Emergency and hygiene supplies.
Backpackers flock to South East Asia to embrace its culture and beauty.
There's nothing more liberating than hitting the open road and having the freedom to see where your tank of petrol may take you!
Despite serving a strange array of ingredients from cockroaches to "vomit fruit", numerous street stalls have even aquired michelin stars for their extraordinary dishes.