South America was my first backpacking adventure and I fell in love with all of the countries I visited. I loved the people, the cultures and the landscapes as it was all so different from anything I had experienced before. There are certainly some challenges you will face when backpacking in South America, but it is definitely worth the effort!
I spent 10 months backpacking around South America, and although there is still so much I want to experience, I had a great start. If you are not sure which country in South America you want to visit, these articles may inspire you to choose, or you can browse all of my South America blog posts here.
I recommend you start with the Backpacking South America Guide below which offers a summary of all of the countries in South America as well as general tips. Alternatively, click on your chosen country to find all of the articles for that destination, or feel free to explore each one so you can create your own South American travel itinerary.