This is my continent section about backpacking South America!

You’ll find all South America-related content here.

For years I really wanted to travel to South America. Unfortunately, this continent is not quite as well and cheaply accessible from Europe as Asia. Since the flights were expensive and the distances were far, I immediately knew that I would definitely need enough time for backpacking in South America.

After completing my semester abroad in Mexico in the spring of 2017, I still had several months left before my studies continued in Germany. The perfect opportunity to finally explore South America! From Mexico I was able to fly cheaply to Colombia and from there I traveled the continent. I went further south, through Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia and finally through the north of Chile and Argentina into Brazil.

Here, my South America surprisingly came to an end – I was selected by the Tourism Board in New Zealand for a campaign and was flown from Rio directly to New Zealand. Otherwise, I had planned to travel to the north of Brazil. I would like to return to South America soon anyway – in the South American summer, so that I can explore the great landscape in Patagonia!

Die bunten Straßen in Cartagena, Kolumbien

Colombia Backpacking Guide: Safety, Highlights + Attractions!

After being considered to be one of the most dangerous travel destinations in the world for decades, lost in the drug war and violence, Colombia's image is changing and the country is now a safe and emerging destination for people ...
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Many police men making your backpacking trip in South America safe

Is South America dangerous? 11 Tips to stay safe traveling South America!

One question I received a lot recently after returning from my 4-months backpacking trip around the continent was “how safe is South America?” This is an important question, and this guide will show you how to stay safe when backpacking ...
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With a huge tree during the Amazon tour

Backpacking Ecuador: The Amazon Tour in Ecuador!

A tour into the Amazon in Ecuador is a highlight of a backpacking trip around Ecuador and a must-do in South America. I was thinking a lot about the different options and countries to do a tour into the Amazon rainforest ...
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Jumping in the air after backpacking to Machu Picchu

Backpacking Machu Picchu: These are your options!

Backpacking to Machu Picchu is a must-do and one of the highlights in South America – but it can easily get confusing due to the various options to reach this wonder of the world. Before and after visiting Machu Picchu, ...
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