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How to Travel in South America

Updated on February 28, 2012

There are many different ways to see South America. How you choose to see it is completely up to you. But, there are some fun and exotic ways that will take you months to complete. There are also ways to see South America in a few weeks. Depending on your lifestyle, budget, and sense of adventure you can see South America in the way that best suits you.


By far the most adventurous way to see the entire continent of South America is to backpack it. This is for people that have a little more times on their hands. That does not mind the roughness of the journey. Have a little bit more knowledge of the local languages. Do not mind being off the beaten track and being very patient all the way through. This is an exciting prospect for those that truly want to experience South America in a way that not many can. So, if this sounds like something you want to do then do it. It is truly a once in a life time experience.


If, you are a traveler that is comfortable on your own in some portions of South America and weak in others this may be an option for you. You can plan your trek across South America on your Own Itinerary and then for certain legs of your journey hire a local guide to guide you on the best paths through the countries you are not so familiar with.

Group Tour:

You can also book a group tour that can take you to all the major sites and areas in any country in South America. These group tours offer a wide range of options for you that can book your air travel, book hotels, and other attractions. This can cost a little more in the money area, but it can also give you a great experience in another culture and lifestyle. Many tour guides know the local areas and provide you with firsthand accounts of local legends and stories. Along with the safest places to go, for hotel, food, and other attractions along the way. Most group tours are provided by well known companies and have a decent reputation within the countries you are visiting. Many will also be available for private tours if you are searching for a more one on one experience. They can provide you options for both so ask your travel agent what the options are before you sign on the deal.

With so many sights to see you are going to see you are going to have a great time getting to know the country and the way of life that is lived by the many people in them.


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