Backpacking Adventure through South America

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Omar

Hola amigos :) I'm looking to form a group of like-minded travellers for an awesome adventure around South America. Since it's a big itinerary, it's also totally open to join just a portion of the trip, if not the full one. Route An anticlockwise circle starting at the top in Colombia, going south on the west side (Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile), then going north on the east side (Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Brazil, etc.). Travel style My travel style is dominated by spontaneity, adventure & adrenaline. On the other hand, I also balance it with kicking back and relaxing on a beach, in nature, enjoying local food, etc. If you're the adventurous type who likes being spontaneous, this might be the perfect trip for that ;) but if you like to plan everything in advance and you're uncomfortable with changing circumstances, unfortunately this trip might not be best suited for you. Although there's a general direction & high-level plan for the trip, we shouldn't deny ourselves the freedom to spontaneously discover new things on the way ;) so all the exact destinations and duration of stays listed here are only approximate and may vary on the trip. 💰Budget / Price South America is relatively cheap. We'll be backpacking and mostly staying in hostels, but on the other hand, we'll also go on tours & excursions sometimes. So a monthly budget of €1,000-€1,200 is a reasonable estimate. It’s important to note that the price listed here is only 1 month’s budget. I actually don’t intend to take the amount and spend it on behalf of everyone and plan 100% of the trip, and I’m not interested to take a fee for organizing. The idea is that it gets paid here as a token of intent/commitment, and I give it back at the start of the trip. The way I look at it is that it’s more of a team trip than a guided trip :) I’m generally happy to take the lead but it’s normal to have many instances where we’ll agree on stuff as a team. If you're as intrigued & excited as I am, or have any questions, feel free to reach out (you can also hit me up on IG: omar.nok). I'd be happy to get in touch and find common ground. It is best to travel when you know your tripmates so of course we'll connect beforehand :) Cheers to making new friends, getting immersed in new cultures, and collecting wonderful experiences & memories! Who's with me? Send me a message 📬
Trip Itinerary
Map
1

Bogotá

Day 1-6
We start in the north of the continent where our flights meet
2

Medellín

Day 6-11
Part of the Colombia tour will include Medellin and the surrounding area. Its perfect climate gives it its nickname – the City of Eternal Spring. It has enough activities to fill weeks on end: microbreweries, museums, walking tours, parks, street art, food tours and markets, and incredible nightlife where we can salsa dance the night away... or try to anyway.
3

Cali

Day 11-16
Cali is known by the rest of Colombia as the "Rumba Capital" and by the world as the "Salsa Capital", thanks to its characteristic street parties and dance.
4

Quito

Day 16-21
We enter Ecuador through the Andean city of Quito, which lies on the equator. There are also multiple excursions from there.
5

Banos

Day 21-26
The town is known for two things: naturally heated thermal baths – the namesake of Baños, Ecuador – and adventure sports! Nearby Baños, you’ll find mountains, rivers, waterfalls, and hot springs. Oh, and did I mention there’s a swing over the edge of a cliff?
6

Guayaquil

Day 26-31
Have a local friend here who can show us around the area. There are also surf spots for surfers out there ;) And nearby is Montanita, known for its beach and lively bars. There we can relax and kick back, because we deserve it ;)
7

Lima

Day 31-41
Going south in Peru and through the Gastronomy Capital of the Americas
8

Cusco

Day 41-46
Formerly the capital of the Inca Empire, there are plenty of ruins to discover in & around the city, and multiple day trip destinations like Machu Picchu, the rainbow mountain, etc.
9

Machu Picchu

Day 46-51
We hike the Inca Trail for 4 days to reach the infamous Machu Picchu ruined city, one of the 'new' seven wonders of the world
10

Lake Titicaca

Day 51-56
We cross to Bolivia through Titicaca lake
11

La Paz

Day 56-66
First stop in Bolivia is La Paz, where there are many attractions in the area including Yungas Death Road, Valle de la Luna, Tiwanaku and some hikes
12

Uyuni Salt Flat

Day 66-71
I bet you've seen a ton of pictures of this place before
13

Atacama Desert

Day 71-81
The Atacama Desert is well-known for being a great spot for stargazing, astrological research and photography. There are no cities or towns nearby which makes for the perfect spot to see millions of stars.
14

Santiago

Day 81-91
We continue going south through Chile
15

Buenos Aires

Day 91-106
We start making our way east through Argentina. Maybe we learn to dance some tango?
16

Montevideo

Day 106-116
We cross from Argentina to Uruguay by boat and continue north
17

Asunción

Day 116-126
We pass by Paraguay and see what it has to offer
18

São Paulo

Day 126-131
Then head east to the coast and enter Brazil.
19

Rio de Janeiro

Day 131-136
Needs no introduction, one of the most beautiful cities in the world :)
20

Recife

Day 136-146
One of the world's largest parties, Carnaval is virtually synonymous with Brazil. Whatever you do, prepare yourself for sleepless nights, an ample dose of caipirinhas, samba and joyful crowds.
21

Manaus

Day 146-151
We fly to the Amazonas and go on excursions in the rainforest
WHAT’S INCLUDED
Accommodation
Camping & Bed & Breakfast & Apartments & Hostel & Other
151 days trip
Bogotá, Medellín & 19 more
Transportation
Train, Plane, Trekking, Boat
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