Seven on Sunday – Places I want to visit in South America

So there is one continent (bar Antarctica) I still haven’t visited – and that’s South America. I am presently saving and planning for a trip there around October next year, touchwood all will go well and I can make it, still a long way away! Here are seven places I want to visit on a trip that I hope will include Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru, Argentina and possibly Brazil.

7. Rio De Janeiro

Because you can’t go to South America and not, right?

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6. Iguaza Falls

On the border between three countries, Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay, these falls are simply stunning.

from famouswonders.com
from famouswonders.com

5. Lake Titicaca

On the border between Peru and Bolivia, this lake is regarded as the highest navigable lake in the world at just over 3,800 metres.

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4. Train Journeys

There are plenty of interesting and adventurous train journeys in South America. TTrains from Cuzco in Peru to Macchu Picchu and Puno towards the Bolivian border. Then there’s the famous ‘death train’ in Bolivia. So much train fun to be had!

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3. Salar De Uyuni

The Salt plains are stunning in Southern Bolivia. There’s even a salt hotel.

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2. Galapagos Islands

This island, part of Ecuador, home to a insane number of weird and wonderful animals that aren’t found anywhere else. It’s not the cheapest place to go, but I think it’s essential to my trip – if I wasn’t to go I’d be very disappointed!

from http://extremesummitteam.com/
from http://extremesummitteam.com/

1.Macchu Picchu

Well it had to be, didn’t it. Ever since I saw my first picture of Macchu Picchu, I wanted to go there and see it ‘in the flesh’ as it were.

from macchupicchu.org
from macchupicchu.org

 

So there you are – my thoughts at present are quite with thoughts about going to South America. Dreams, dreams, dreams…. keep having them!

May the Journey Never End!

20 Comments

  1. I can vouch for how incredible Rio and Iguazu are but I would LOVE to return to South America to visit Peru and see the salt flats – they look so breathtaking!

  2. Some fantastic dreams you have there Andy! I agree with Shikha – Rio and Iguazu are both amazing places and Machu Picchu is also incredible. I’d highly recommend the Inca Trail too if you’re into hiking. It’s tough but the views are just out of this world. Galapagos is high on my list so hope we both get to visit 🙂

    1. I have done treks before, the most challenging being in Ethiopia. However, right now 12 months away I am no where near the fitness level required and if my wife is with me she wont want to trek. However never say never and I need a reason to get into shape again. thanks for reading as always! 🙂

  3. They all look enticing, but I would vote for:
    1. The Salar de Uyuni because of the opportunity to see the stars on a clear night.
    2. The Galapagos because of the wildlife.
    3. Macchu Picchu; I don’t if I would be more interested in the remains or the view of the surrounding mountains.

  4. High five, mate! All of these places are also on my bucket list. I can’t wait to start exporing South America next year. Me and Cez are planning to go to Peru at the end of January!!

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