Top Spring Travel Destinations: South America Edition

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Traveling to far away destinations is a great way to experience something new and enriching, and since “Experiences” is one of the Pillars of a Bold Life, you just know we at Project Bold Life advocate booking that flight and going somewhere cool! With spring approaching, it might be a good time check out South America–so here’s a list of the top spring travel destinations in South America.

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1.   Hike and Visit Machu Picchu in Peru

From food and architecture to historical sites, Peru doesn’t lack any experiences to provide for their tourists. Travelers who have a taste for outdoor activities, breathtaking views, and ancient civilizations would enjoy spending their spring break hiking through the Andean landscapes of the Inca Trail to reach the world-famous Machu Picchu in Cuzco.

The Inca Trail, which starts from the locality of Chillca, is one of the world’s most well-known hiking trails. It’s around 26 miles long and ends at the Lost City of the Incas in Cuzco. On average, hikers can finish the trail in four days and three nights, but it could take less if you’re traveling with a more experienced team.

After a days-long hike on the Inca Trail, there is no better way of finishing it than a visit to Machu Picchu. These vast ruins hold the history of the Incas and offer the remains of ancient settlements of the Inca civilization. In addition to walking the mud and stone paths that link the modern world to the old, you also get a stunning view of lush forests and mountains.

2.   Visiting Christ the Redeemer and Copacabana Beach in Brazil

Dynamic nightlife, sprawling favelas, and the Carnaval Festival aren’t the only highlights of visiting Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro. Amidst the hustle and bustle of the country’s capital is one of the Seven New Wonders of the World, the Christ the Redeemer. This massive religious architecture standing 125 feet on top of Corcovado Mountain, protects the city and the Christian soul.

Are you yearning for sun, sand, and the sea after staying in during the winter? One remedy is visiting the famous Copacabana Beach. This beach destination offers alluring sea waters, a view of Sugar Loaf Mountain, and a taste of history from the west of Forte de Copacabana, on a jutting rock formation where the Portuguese used to hunt for whales.

3.   Hiking Devil’s Nose and Connecting with Nature at Galapagos Islands in Ecuador

One of the best places to travel in spring is the country of Ecuador. It’s hot and humid and sits right on the equator. In addition, the country boasts hundreds of amazing scenery and exciting travel destinations.

Nariz del Diablo, or the Devil’s Nose, is one of Ecuador’s most famous train routes and the hardest railway to build. Created to connect the country’s coast with Quito over a century ago, the engineers had to find a way to lay the tracks on a vertical cliff. Buy a private hiking trip on the Devil’s Nose to see the incredible engineering feat while enjoying the mountainside views.

Heaven on earth isn’t an exaggeration when describing Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands. Unlike many places in the country, this island chain remained untouched for years, allowing unique wildlife and plants to thrive. Travelers can enjoy the lush forests and encounter wildlife while swimming and snorkeling in its crystal blue waters.

4.   Stop Over at La Boca in Argentina

Not all the best adventures require hiking mountains, nature trips, or extreme sports. Sometimes, they come in the form of mouth-watering local cuisine and beautiful cultural sites and activities. Travelers looking for a more creative itinerary for their spring break can enjoy their time in Argentina.

Buenos Aires offers tourists numerous places to unwind and satisfy their need for rich South American culture. One example is the city’s most colorful neighborhood, La Boca. Besides the multi-colored exteriors of the residences, it’s also where you can find the Caminito Street Museum.

The open-air museum boasts brightly-painted houses, funny and delightful sculptures, and lively music. In addition, you can get an impromptu lesson on Argentine Tango from the locals in the streets.

5.   Take a Trip to Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia

Like Brazil, Bolivia is another must-have destination for an exciting spring break. The country offers tourists some of the most breathtaking places in the world, like the Salar de Uyuni.

The Salar de Uyuni is one of the most mind-blowing destinations in the country. The mirror-like salt pan in Uyuni reflects the sky and clouds, offering epic, IG-worthy photos and memories unlike any other.

6.   Sightseeing in El Yeso Valley in Chile

Sightseeing in the El Yeso Valley overlooking the Andes mountains is one of the best things you can add to your spring travel itinerary. An excursion to Chile’s Cajón del Maipo will make your spring break unique and memorable. In addition to the trek, you can add hot springs and nature reserves while in the valley.

7.   Discover the Wonders of Kaieteur Falls in Guyana

Guyana is one of the most underrated places to travel this spring. Travelers looking to connect with nature can enjoy walking through Kaieteur National Park. To make the trip more meaningful, visiting Kaieteur Falls is a travel must-do. This high waterfall is five times taller than Niagra and the tallest recorded single-drop waterfall in the world.


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If amazing sights are what you’re looking for, you can’t go wrong with this list of top spring travel destinations in South America.

Don’t get caught doing something that will get you in trouble–read this Project Bold Life article on the do’s and don’ts of traveling to restrictive countries!

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