Region – South America

What it feels like to be there…

Whether through Che’s ‘Motorcycle Diaries’, stories of sailors rounding the violent Cape Horn, or tales of the Incas at Machu Picchu, your first experience of South America was probably an adventure story. Happily, the continent lives up to the hype in every way and is also surprisingly easy to travel around. From mountain to desert to frozen seas, you just have to get out there and do it.

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  • Cider

    Cider

  • Bushcraft

    Bushcraft

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    Clay-Shoot

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    jordan-dead-sea-hiking-culture-nature-adventure-holidays-luxury

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Some practical information worth knowing…

The main intercontinental travel hubs in the region are the big cities: Santiago, Buenos Aires, Rio, São Paulo and to a lesser extent Lima. It is also common to fly in from US travel hubs and get local connecting flights to all the smaller cities. The bus networks are amazing and the main roads good, but in the mountains things do get steep and scary.

Altitude and latitude are the main influence on temperature, but the rising air currents over the mountains create very wet and very dry areas, so pack a waterproof, sun hat and lots of layers.

Visas are generally available on arrival and getting local currency is straightforward in airports, urban centres and hotels.

 

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