South America Travel Itinerary – Tours, Ideas and Routes

South America is huge! Allow a good amount of time travel around the continent, dont try and fit to much in or you will regret it. We started in Caracas, travelling south through Venezuela down through Brazil along the Amazon to the east coast. We then travelled south down the east coast of Brazil crossing into Argentina by Iguazu Falls. We then travelled down to Buenos Aires and then north up into Bolivia. We looped through Bolivia up into Peru as far as Lima. The route we did was all over land using buses – except from Salvador to Rio de Janerio which we flew, this was only because it was actually cheaper to fly than get the bus.

We spent 4 months on this route and it was just about the right balance of having time to spare when you wanted to and not feeling like you havent seen enough. I would highly recommend this route to anybody thinking of going travelling.

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