5 Tips for Planning the Ultimate Trip to South America


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Are you dreaming of a trip to South America? Has traveling to South America been on your bucket list? It’s time to make a trip to South America a reality.

South America’s 12 countries cover a lot of ground. Have you narrowed down where you want to go, for how long, and what you will spend?

We are sharing these 5 tips for planning the ultimate trip to South America.

You will see how easy it is time to turn your dream into reality. Once you read this, you will know where you are going, for how long, and more. This will be a trip of a lifetime.

1. Decide What Country You Want to Visit in South America

There are so many beautiful countries in South America. Think about what kind of travel experience you want when deciding what country you want to visit in South America.

Are you leaning towards culture, beach, and festivities like Carnival in Brazil? Or perhaps, Peru is more your speed and visiting Macchu Picchu? How about the Galapagos Islands and the incredible snorkeling and scuba diving with wildlife?

We recommend choosing your top three to help you narrow it down.

2. Consider What You Will Spend

To experience the ultimate trip to South America, consider the logistics of flights, travel, and costs. What kind of experience do you want? What kind of traveler are you? Would you love to stay in a luxury hotel? Or how about an Airbnb experience?

Outline your budget for your top or top 3 choices. When creating your budget, consider your flights, travel, accommodations and daily expenses. This may help you narrow the country down.

Think about going off-season vs. peak travel times.

3. Factor in How Long You Want to Stay

Think about travel time, as well as the time you want to stay. Consider how you will feel if you rush v. taking your time. For example, if you are thinking about the Galapagos Islands, factor in traveling time to mainland Ecuador as well.

Don’t forget to factor in logistics, time, and documents you may need.

4. Get Travel Documents in Order

Depending on what your nationality is, where you are traveling from, and the country’s requirements you may need a passport or visa to travel to South America.

Make sure and check out the travel requirements for your ultimate trip to South America and the timeframes that a document will take.

The last thing you want is a travel document stopping you from your bucket list destination.

5. Keep Safety in Mind

Anytime or anywhere you travel, keep safety in mind. Tourists stick out in any country and South America is no different. When thinking about traveler safety, be aware of your surroundings.

It is wise to research country guidelines and information. In addition, use reputable tour companies and guides.
You want to have an incredible, memorable and safe time at all times.

Paradise in South America

You’ve got many ideas now for travel to South America. These five tips to plan your ultimate trip to South America will turn your dream into a reality.

Make a plan and decide on a time. Jump into paradise in South America.

Please comment on what your destination is and what you think is next for you.


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