From the tropical regions, full of sandy beaches and exotic jungles to Patagonian landscapes of incredible rock formations and glaciers, 6 best places to travel in South America are waiting! In the spirit of celebrating this beautiful region, here is a list of some of our favorite South American vacations.
Updated to 25/7/2022
1. Best places to travel in South America: Bolivia
Where to travel: Uyuni Salt Flats
Travel to Bolivia and visit the largest salt flat in the world! The Uyuni salt flats cover over 10,000 square kilometers (more than 4,000 square miles). Tourists visit this South America destination to marvel at the salt flat itself and for the incredible views it offers. When covered in water, the flat acts as a mirror, and its extreme flatness and size seem to erase all perspective of distance and size. This is a perfect destination for combining with North Argentina and the Atacama Desert in Chile
2. Best places to travel in South America: Chile
Where to travel: Atacama Desert
When you travel to the Atacama Desert, you may get the feeling that in reality you’ve arrived on another planet. This is the world’s driest non-polar desert, and it is full of strange, unique landscapes. Travel from the town of San Pedro de Atacama to some of the desert’s major sights: El Tatio Geysers, Valley of the Moon, and so much more.
Where to travel: Torres del Paine
Once you’ve explored the Argentine Patagonia, it’s only fitting that you would visit one of the most stunning Patagonia national parks in Chile. Torres del Paine is an indescribably beautiful park in southern Chile. With glaciers, lakes, mountains, and wildlife galore, this is one of our South America destinations that you definitely won’t want to miss.
3. Best places to travel in South America: Argentina
Where to travel: Salta and Jujuy
North Argentina is better known for its colorful mountains and archeological sites. Salta is the travelers hub; some of Santa’s attractions include historical sites in the city and colonial style buildings, the MAAM Museum boasting unearthed mummies and a “train to the clouds”. From Salta, travel to Jujuy, a picturesque province where World Site UNESCO Humahuaca Gorge can be visited. Discover the Seven Color Hill, Purmamarca craft markets and Tilcara archeological site.
El Calafate & El Chaltén
Where to travel: Patagonia
Next on our list is one of the most famous South America destinations in Patagonia. El Calafate is a small town in southern Argentina, located near the famous Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the world’s only advancing glaciers. We recommend traveling to El Calafate for a couple of days and then continuing on to the nearby village of El Chalten for some incredible hiking.
Where to travel: Buenos Aires International Airport
Also known as the Paris of South America, Buenos Aires is the capital city of Argentina. Explore the wide avenues and French architecture of the downtown area before branching off to the other tourist neighborhoods. La Boca, the colorful neighborhood of immigrants. San Telmo, and its historical bars and cafés. Recoleta, and its famous parks and cemetery. And last but not least, the trendy restaurants and shops of Palermo. And don’t forget to visit our offices in Palermo! From Buenos Aires you can fly to almost any destination in Argentina, make the most of this experience traveling to Mendoza, Iguazú and Patagonia.
We still have some amazing destinations you should know about. Are you coming to South America? We can guide you through the best places. Chat with a travel agent today and get the best prices. See you soon!
By Michelle lenze/ Edited by Agustina del Vigo