South America has everything from ancient ruins (e.g., Machu Picchu) to the mountains (e.g., Andes) to deserts (e.g., Atacama Desert) to beaches (e.g., Copacabana). It has everything.

From my travels and research, I will indicate what are the weekend, week, and 2 week plus trip.

Weekend Trips in South America

  • Major Cities (e.g., Rio, Buenos Aires, Bogota, Lima)
  • Patanal
  • Bolivia Salt Flats
  • Machu Picchu
  • Rurrenabaque
  • Amazon (Long Weekend)
  • Uruguay
  • Paraguay
  • Parque Tayrona
  • Atacama Desert
  • Iguaza Falls
  • Pantanal

Week Trips in South America

  • Bolivia
  • Patagonia
  • Galapagos Islands
  • Inca Trail
  • Easter Islands
  • North Argentina
  • Bolivia

2 Week+ Trips in South America