Travelling through South America
South America is home to the world’s largest remaining rainforest, driest desert, longest river, and some of the highest waterfalls. In amongst natural splendour you’ll find large urban centres where millions live in poverty and billionaires live in walled compounds: South America is — to abuse a cliché — ripe with contrasts.
For the independent traveller, there are adventures to be had with even the popular destinations still having an element of uncertainty about them. Things tend to open and shut on their own schedule, and that’s not necessarily the one that’s hanging on the door.
While you can get by with English in the tourist zones, we highly recommend you learn some Spanish before you go (or while travelling) to really get the most out of this amazing region.
South America travel podcasts
Travel destinations in South America
Recent Travel Podcasts and Blogs about Travel in South America
Podcast talking about a travel itinerary from Buenos Aires, Argentina through Uruguay to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 17 days. Annotated by Indie Travel from an Intrepid Travel trip.
Get away from the crowds and the noise of Buenos Aires with these three easy day trips to Tigre, San Isidro, and Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay.
Buenos Aires is an amazing city, full of vibe and interesting people. Learn more about travel in Buenos Aires in this podcast city guide.
We’re getting to the end of our four months in South America. We talk about the first two with our travel companion Ange.
Taxi culture varies from country to country – learn how to catch a taxi in the South American countries of Chile, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina and Uruguay.
Puno serves as a launching point for the Uros floating Islands on Lake Titicaca, Peru. But are they better off sunk?