Must-Visit Destinations for Solo Travelers in South America

Nick Dauk

Planning to visit South America as a solo traveler? Buddy up with like-minded people on these epic adventures.

Solo travel in South America is different to a road trip through North America or backpacking through Central America. The Andes and the Amazon all offer adventure opportunities that will challenge and change you for the better. Wander through pulsating cities one day, before laying eyes on one of the seven wonders of the modern world the next. See why solo travel in South America is unlike any other adventure when you visit these exciting destinations – bookable with Culture Trip.

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Several people whitewater rafting on the Pastaza River, Sangay National Park, Ecuador

Ecuador, to venture into the Andes and the Amazon

The adventurer in your soul will appreciate an intrepid solo journey into the Amazon. Ecuador is a worthy entry point – particularly as it grants you the opportunity to trek the Andes alone. When it comes to whitewater rafting through the jungle and riding the Swing at the End of the World, however, it might be wise to have a helping hand nearby. Get to know Ecuador’s interior over the course of this eight-day discovery travel tour.

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Quito, Ecuador

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Maja Proescholdt and Gethin Morgan contributed additional reporting to this article.

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