South America

Here you will find all the guides you need to know before traveling to South America. This southern part of America’s continent is formed, among others, by Argentina, Brasil, Chile, Bolivia, and Peru. 

 

Deserts, wild jungles, ancient glaciers, modern cities, and amazing different local cultures. This incredible region of the world will surprise you with its natural and cultural wonders for sure. Let’s see all you need to know for your South America travel!

Attractions
Attractions

Attractions

Eating & Drinking
Eating & Drinking

Eating & Drinking

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Tips & Advice

Tips & Advice

What South American countries are open for travel?

Argentina, Chile, Peru, Bolivia, and Brazil have their borders opened and are ready to welcome you!

We strongly recommend you check the requirements to enter each of the countries.

Can you travel to South America alone?

The answer is yes! South America is a great destination to travel alone, with friends or family. It is the right choice if you are looking for adventure and discovering new cultures and stunning natural places.
If you travel alone, you will for sure find other people also solo traveling that can join you! It is very common, mostly in Machu Picchu, Northern Argentina, or Patagonia to find travelers who are traveling alone.

Can you travel to South America without speaking Spanish?

It is not mandatory as you will find it is not difficult to connect with local people although not speaking its language. In Buenos Aires or Santiago de Chile, most people speak English, especially in hotels, restaurants, or tourist attractions.
All places you will visit have experience dealing with explorers and foreign visitors so language will not be an obstacle for enjoying awesome South American travel!

South America travel covid restrictions

Covid restrictions may include:

  • PCR test 72-hours before departure
  • Fully vaccination proof
  • Complete a Sworn declaration.
  • Health insurance covering covid-symptoms

We strongly recommend you check the requirements to enter each of the countries.

Which South American country to visit?

Among others, these are the countries you can visit during your South America travel:

  • Argentina
  • Chile
  • Brazil
  • Perú
  • Bolivia

South America travel warnings

When traveling to any destination, you should check which season is the most adequate. For example, traveling to Machu Picchu during Summer is not recommended as it is the rainy season.
Regarding local wildlife, you should not touch them or feed them if bumping with any of them in the wild. Try to have a close encounter with them within a safe and controlled environment as it happens in a tour or a safari – this is for sure a spectacular experience!
Food and beverage are worth the try, but you should try them always in safe and official establishments in order not to have a stomach ache later and you can continue to enjoy the rest of your one-of-a-kind journey!

South America travel for young adults

South America travel is a multi-generational trip no doubt. This means there are activities for all ages and tastes: nobody stays home! Adventure and adrenaline are guaranteed in your South America travel, and this can for sure spark the fire of interest and excitement in youngs and adults. Rafting, trekking, hiking, back horse riding, canoeing, and much more await the whole family!

South America travel with toddler

Your South America travel hosts activities for everybody, also for your little explorers. Ranches in Chile and Argentina are the perfect combination for toddlers to enjoy the countryside and have close encounters with farm animals, while adults can relax knowing their children are safe and fun!  

Iguazu Falls also offer a family-friendly environment with kid-friendly accommodation and many activities such as safaris, local wildlife close encounters and so much more for your little explorer to have the time of his life!

Travel from South America to US

For entering U.S territory, being a U.S. citizen or Legal Permanent Resident:

  • If you are fully vaccinated you will need to provide proof of vaccination and a negative COVID-19 test three (3) days before their flight
  • If you are not fully vaccinated you will need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test one (1) day before their flight.

South America travel essentials

Depending on your destination is what you need to pack, but here are the essentials you need to take to your South America travel:

  • Travel light: This is key for avoiding traveling uncomfortable with too many bags and suitcases. Try to pack clothes and personal care items that you will indeed use.
  • Coats and jackets: Especially if you are traveling to destinations that include mountain activities, raincoats, and warm jackets are highly recommended.
  • Swimming Suite: If you travel during Summer Season you will for sure be able to swim in the pristine lakes of Patagonia or the lagoons in Atacama, Chile.
  • Trekking Shoes: for hiking or trekking if you have special shoes for it, it’s a great choice to pack them.

Why travel to South America?

If what you are looking for is an immersive experience where you will not only discover mothers nature’s greatness but also deeply change your soul and mind, South America travel is the right place for you. South America is a wonderland for explorers who look forward to an adventure of a lifetime.

Transportation

Can you travel to South America by train? Unfortunately, the answer is no! There are no trains that connect the countries in South America, but the sun always shines: amazing road trips await! Stunning views are guaranteed.

Touristic trains are available though. The End of the World train in Ushuaia in the Tierra del Fuego National Park, the Ecological Train in the jungle of Iguazu Falls, Machu Picchu Train in Peru, or the Train to Clouds at 13,842 feet (4,220 meters) in Northern Argentina.

Sustainability

Sustainability

South America

We are committed to several sustainable projects in order to provide a memorable journey to our explorers preserving nature and respecting the local communities we partner with. 

 

Compensation of CO2 Emissions 

 

  • In Partnership with South Pole through the Adventure Travel Association, we are the first travel company in Argentina to compensate for all the CO2 emissions you’ll make during your trip when traveling by land. 
  • Plant a tree

 

In Partnership with Reforestarg, we stand against deforestation, planting and donating trees in damaged zones of Patagonia (consequence mainly of forest fires) helping at the same time to compensate our carbon footprint

You can volunteer yourself on “tree-planting ceremonies” (can be arranged at specific destinations in your itinerary)  or you can also donate a native tree for each passenger who travels to Patagonia.

We plant trees to compensate for our CO2 Emissions and so far, between 2018 and 2020 we sowed 60.660.550.

 

Plastic Free

 

  • We decided to encourage our local operators and travelers to bring their own reusable bottles and gear to reduce this impact. Also, in our offices, we apply this plastic-free philosophy!

 

Say Hueque’s Offices

 

  • We collect and recycle non-reusable batteries.
  • Nearly 60 people work in our offices, and we all decided to bring reusable bowls to have lunch.
  • We compost! Reduce waste, please

 

Local Community

 

  • We are committed to helping our travelers connect with locals and encouraging local businesses by working with local transportation, restoring, and accommodation companies.

 

Climate Emergency Declaration & Future of Tourism

 

  • We have signed the initiative of the Tourism Declares Climate Emergency, and also the Guiding Principles of Future of Tourism, a group of six NGO that work together to promote a new consciousness on the change our industry needs.

 

Sustainability tips

 

Useful tips to be a responsible traveler:

  • Take your reusable bag with you when you go shopping.
  • Choose to consume local products from artisans and small producers.
  • Travel the city on bike or foot, it is healthy and does not leave a carbon footprint.
  • When you go on an excursion, ask for food without plastic wrap.
  • Don’t leave trash in nature.
  • Take a reusable bottle with you to carry.
  • Don’t feed native wildlife.
  • Use rechargeable batteries.