By Valentine Aseyo
Doesn't life just get so boring, repetitive, and tedious at some point? No matter what your occupation and hobbies are, it seems that you quickly end up in a monotonous cycle of doing the same old stuff over and over again.
You go to work, go home, add some activities here and there, and that's it! Even vacations became bland and just outright dull—you travel somewhere, lie or sit on a random beach, and probably go out and get wasted every night, and then go back to the mundane everyday activities at home.
Is this really all there is to life? Shouldn't you try to do something about it? After all, the world offers so many beautiful places to visit—like adventure travel trips to South America. There is an abundance of amazing and life-changing activities that you can do these days. It's all about stepping out of your comfort zone, going further, and turning yourself into a better human being.
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While we're thinking about beautiful places and new activities, why don't we do some digging and find what there is to do on the South American continent? We're thinking something that you can do outdoors and something exotic. Maybe even an activity that will boost your adrenaline levels. Let us now venture there and investigate the best outdoor adventure travel activities you can find in South America.
We've compiled a top 10 list and done our best to rank them according to the overall fun and excitement levels. Also, we’ve tried to find something for everyone's tastes. So, let's begin.
1. Snorkeling at the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador
What makes South America so amazing, among other things, is its unique wildlife, but the Galápagos Islands feel like you're on another planet. Located over 900 kilometers east of the Ecuadorian mainland coast, these 21 islands are teeming with wildlife.
While you can walk or sit and just enjoy your time, we would argue that snorkeling is one of the best ways to experience the wonders of the Galápagos Islands. In fact, it's one of the main adventure destinations in the world for this activity, and there are plenty of guided snorkeling tours that you can book.
2. Boat Trips in Pantanal, Brazil
While the Amazon Rainforest in South America might be one of the best-known natural wonders in the world, we’ve still decided to cover a slightly lesser-known location of this type—the Pantanal region. Since this is the largest wetland in the whole world, covering over 72,000 square miles, boat tours have become quite popular over the years. Not exactly as physically demanding as some of the other adventure trips on this list, but, knowing that the wildlife in the region is mind-blowing, this will be an experience to remember.
3. Horseback Riding in Tacuarembó, Uruguay
For lovers of horseback riding, we're heading over to Uruguay and the city of Tacuarembó. Here, this activity is part of the country's tradition. There are plenty of ranches around the city that offer horse-riding experiences, both for beginners and more experienced riders. You'll also get the chance to try some of the local food and wine and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
4. Hiking and Stargazing in the Atacama Desert, Chile
Now, this would be an experience of a lifetime. Spanning a significant portion of the length of the west side of the continent, Chile is filled with natural wonders. One of those is the Atacama Desert, known for its high altitude and the clearest sky on the planet.
Not only are there rarely any clouds, but there's no light pollution during the night. In fact, some of the most advanced astronomical observatories are located there. For quite some time now, people have been flocking to the small town of San Pedro de Atacama. It is a must for all those who enjoy long walks and stargazing.
5. Jungle Tours in the Amazon Rainforest
Often referred to as the "lungs of the planet," the Amazon Rainforest covers around 2.1 million square miles. Most of this area is within the borders of Brazil, but nine countries in total share the Amazon Basin.
Being one of the most intricate places on the planet when it comes to biodiversity, it has been a place of interest for many adventure-seeking outdoor trip lovers. Of course, there are places in the Amazon where barely anyone (or no one) is allowed to go, but there's still plenty of room for great hiking tours, camping, and boat riding.
6. Trekking to Ciudad Perdida, Colombia
Now we'll head over to Columbia and Ciudad Perdida. The name translates to "Lost City," and it is an ancient settlement located in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountain range. Discovered in the 1970s, only some of the local native tribes knew about the Lost City prior to its official discovery.
This secluded place, believed to be the remains of a city founded in the 9th century, has been open for tours since 2005. While the ancient city itself is impressive, getting there is an adventure on its own. Going through valleys and thick jungles, the whole round trip is around 29 miles long.
7. Boat and Hiking Tours in Orinoco Delta, Venezuela
With its natural and cultural beauties, Venezuela just can't be avoided on our South America travel list. Here, we're choosing the boat tours on the delta of the Orinoco River. Covering a large area of almost 17,000 square miles, it's where the river meets the Atlantic Ocean.
It's also a perfect place to explore and enjoy the natural beauties of Venezuela. It's one of a kind ecosystem is what all the lovers of outdoor adventure travel will find appealing. Certain tours offer boat rides, long walks, and stays in traditional huts that this region is known for.
8. Cycling Around San Martín de Los Andes, Argentina
Here's something for lovers of cycling. For this South America travel list, we would need to go to the city of San Martín de Los Andes in Argentina. It is located at the base of the legendary Andes, making it a perfect place for those who are interested in the beautiful scenery and nature of South America.
And what better way to get to know this place than to cycle? There are tours that offer guided cycling via the so-called "Route of Seven Lakes." You get the few days of mountain biking and the chance to see the wonderful Argentinian Lake District.
9. Cycling the Death Road in Bolivia
Nothing matches the frightening, yet somehow really appealing, Death Road in Bolivia. While the name does sound scary, it's not about any dangerous animals or individuals you'll stumble upon along the way. Officially named the Yungas Road, it's a 41-mile-long dirt track that leads the city of La Paz to its northern neighbor Coroico. It's accessible to vehicles if you would prefer to drive, as it is particularly safe.
But what does make it frightening is the fact that some cyclists have gotten into accidents resulting in death on this route. So, this is a route for very experienced cyclists only. With this being said, the so-called Death Road does provide some fantastic views for nature and mountain lovers.
10. Hiking to Machu Picchu via the Inca Trail, Peru
The old citadel of Machu Picchu is still the most famous and best-preserved monument of the Inca civilization. To get to it on foot, you'd need to go to Peru and hike through the amazing Inca Trail. What makes this hiking tour so special is the fact that most of this trail is still pretty much the original construction made by the Incas. The number of visitors is limited each year due to the fears of damage and erosion.
There are a few different routes via these trails that lead to Machu Picchu. The whole area is filled with breathtaking scenery, and the citadel itself lies at around 2,400 meters above sea level.
Which of our top 10 adventure destinations in South America are you going to add to your adventure trips? No matter which ones you choose, just remember to go in style by wearing men’s travel meggings!
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