Trekking in South America is easily some of the best hiking you can experience anywhere in the world and is one of the most popular activities for many travellers to the continent. From epic 12-days treks through mighty Peruvian mountains, to jungle journeys to reach lost cities, here are the 15 most epic treks to takes in South America.
With such a diverse terrain, hiking in South America gives adventurers the chance to climb some of the most interesting peaks in the world. Many people travel here for the hiking alone, and while Machu Picchu is the most iconic hike in South America, there are many others that will peak your curiosity.
Nov 16, 2016 - Just outside of Quito, you can summit a 15,413 ft volcano - Rucu Pichincha. Hiking info, safety tips, and the dirty details for the Rucu Pichincha hike.Answer 1 of 4: We are traveling to Nicaragua with our 8 and 10 year old kids. We would like to do a volcano hike, however I'm concerned about my 8 year old daughter. She is super clumsy and falls all the time, even off of her chair at dinner :) We will be.Head into the Andes on an easy-paced 8km hike through Chile's Cajon del Maipo to reach San Jose Volcano, including lunch and time to relax by a waterfall.
Trekking into the Clouds: 11 of South America’s Best Hikes. Last updated on 21st May 2020 - This article may contain affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases at no extra cost to you. Pinterest Facebook Twitter Linkedin E-mail. South America has incredibly diverse landscapes and so of course has some of the world’s best hikes! Most notably, there are the.Read More
Peru's most famous volcano is also its most active, so climbers must be aware of any eruption threats before attempting this exhilarating two-day hike to Mount Misti's summit. Due to the challenging environmental conditions, few make it to the volcano's peak, which stands at 5,821 metres. On the top, ice picks and crampons are often a necessity.Read More
Ten Places in South America to Escape the Northern Winter Although it’s the season for icy winds and brutal snowstorms, it is winter only in the Northern Hemisphere. In the Southern Hemisphere, it’s summer, and in South America, there is plenty of warm weather, sun, sandy beaches perfect for snorkeling, surfing and sunbathing and lush, green forests and mountains for hiking and camping.Read More
So, you want to hike the hiking trails of North America? Fantastic! From the Canada National Parks in Banff Canada to the best places to go hiking in the US, me and my travel blogging buddies have got you covered. We have Guatemala and Mexico in here for good measure too! Regardless of what area you’re planning to go mountain hiking in North America, we’ve got the best hikes in Canada, the.Read More
Work up a sweat getting an insight into the wonderful South American country of Ecuador on this active, ten-day journey. Hike from the glistening crater lake of Quilotoa to the tiny Andean village of Chugchilan, go mountain biking down the world’s highest active volcano in Cotopaxi National Park and hit the rapids on a main tributary of the Amazon River, the Jatunyacu (Big Water) River. You.Read More
Villarrica Volcano is the most active Volcano in Chile and one of the most active volcanoes in South America. If you love hiking, adrenaline and adventure, then hike to Villarrica Volcano in Chile is for you, check out my guide.Read More
The best time to visit South America, particularly Peru, is any time outside of the rainy season which takes place between January and March. Other than that South America is a year round destination where the summer season takes place from November to February and the winter season lasts from June to August. Just remember that the southern hemisphere seasons are reversed if you're looking for.Read More
The Cocora Valley hike is arguably the most popular hiking experience for travellers in Colombia. Hikers depart from the incredibly popular little coffee town of Salento, before enjoying a long hike through farmland, cloud forest and evergreen woodland, and arriving at the eerily surreal Cocora Valley, home to hundreds of examples of the tallest palm trees in the world, at up to 60 metres (200.Read More
Head out of Mexico City for a full-day adventure hiking up Iztaccihuatl Volcano to reach close to the snow-capped summit for incredible panoramic views. (AE).Read More
This impressive volcano beckons adventure seekers with its breath-taking display of nature’s power. Begin the day with a fairly strenuous hike through lush pine forest, you will see a widening panorama unfold on the way up, offering wonderful vistas as you climb. After the forest you will reach a trickier terrain of rocks and pebbles where hot steam seeps through crevices in the base of the.Read More