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Beautiful South America has so much to offer, that choosing where to go is extremely difficult. There are, however, some places that no traveler should forget to add to the must-visit list when planning a trip to the charming South American countries.
If you want to know more about where to go and what to do in South America, continue reading this article and find out all about our most charming two weeks South America itinerary that covers some of the most incredible destinations in Brazil, Argentina, and Peru.
Explore the Wonders of Brazil : Rio de Janeiro
Your memorable trip starts with your arrival in explosive Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where you will be welcomed at the airport and transferred to your cozy hotel, to get ready for the next day, when you’ll be visiting the famous Corcovado Mountain and the Christ the Redeemer statue.
Cristo Redentor, Rio de Janeiro Always taking care of the “Cariocas” 🙌 . 📸@ulysses_padilha
The third day’s surprise is a tour to the Sugar Loaf, enhanced by an unforgettable drive through beautiful downtown Rio, followed by the thrilling canoe car ride and the spectacular views of the city and the ocean from the top of Sugarloaf Mountain.
Located in the Urca neighborhood da Urca, o “Bondinho Pão de Açúcar” was inaugurated in 1912 and holds the title of the more ancient cable car in the world on the operation. It is one of the must-do attractions in Rio de Janeiro. . 📸@riotur.rio
In the evening, you will visit a Samba school to get ready for the famous Rio Carnaval, followed by a typical Brazilian grill house, or you can relax at your hotel getting ready for the fourth day of your adventure when you will be transferred to the Rio de Janeiro airport for your flight to Foz do Iguazu airport.
A Memorable Argentinean Adventure: Iguazu Falls & Buenos Aires
Your fifth day in South America takes you to one of the most incredible places in the world, the Argentine side of the Iguazu Falls. Enjoy a relaxing trip through the jungle in the fascinating Ecological train, and visit the famous Garganta del Diablo (Devil’s throat), before heading towards the breathtaking falls. If you want more adventure, you can choose the “great adventure boat”, that will take you so close to the waterfalls, you might get wet.
The next day, you will enjoy the Brazilian side of the Iguazu Falls, right before you will be transferred to Puerto Iguazu airport for your flight to bustling Buenos Aires.
The Brazilian side of the falls is significantly smaller than the Argentinian side but offers panoramic views of the waterfalls and a pathway studded with viewpoints. There is also a glass lift that goes up to wooden decking that runs along the edge of the falls. You can also choose to take a panoramic flight over the falls.
This ride is done only on the Brazilian side of the Falls and it is a 10-minute ride where you will experience an incredible panoramic view of this Wonder of Nature.
I wrote more in-depth on this Instagram post about Visiting the Iguazu Falls, Watch the video, and if you have any questions about this experience please feel free to message us on Instagram!
Day 7 is specially dedicated to Argentina’s pearl, Buenos Aires. There is so much to see in this incredible city, and this is the day you will explore some of its best attractions like Plaza de Mayo, the neighborhoods of San Telmo and La Boca, the renowned Caminito street, and much more. You will fall in love with this city and want more, and that is why the eight-day is reserved for you to discover Buenos Aires at your own pace.
Strolling around La Boca neighborhood by @venconocedisfruta
The world’s most beautiful bookstore is in Buenos Aires! El Ateneo is located in The Recoleta neighborhood.
Admiring Peru’s Amazing Beauty: Lima, Cusco & Machu Picchu
Day 9 takes you from Argentina to Peru, more exactly Cusco, where you will be welcomed at the airport and transferred to your hotel to prepare for the next day’s adventure: a memorable trip through the Inca’s Sacred Valley.
The colonial architecture of Cusco
Besides the fascinating culture and architecture of the ancient Incas, the Sacred Valley excursion also includes a guide, lunch, entrance fees, and round-trip hotel transport.
If this day doesn’t amaze your eyes and fill your soul, the next one, when you will be traveling from Cusco to Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu by the Vistadome Train, definitely will. Considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World and one of the Cultural Heritages of Humanity, the sensational Machu Picchu will leave a mark on any visitor.
Take your time exploring stunning Macchu Picchu
Before returning to Cusco, on day 12, you can relax, explore Aguas Calientes, visit the Ruins again or climb the Huayna Picchu on your own.
Your trip is almost over, but the 13th day brings you another adventurous visit. This time you will enjoy an amazing Cusco tour and get to know the ancient capital of the Incas and one-time Spanish colonial hub. Then, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Lima.