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5 Destinations to Solo Travel Around South America

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Travelling alone is an experience that enriches life and provides personal growth. But, putting on a backpack and “going as the wind blows” isn’t enough. Here in the blog, we have already talked about some important tips for those who are going on a solo trip.

But another important concern is finding the perfect itinerary for the adventure. As well as looking for the best places according to tastes and style of the traveller, places to travel alone must offer safety. This concern is even higher when it comes to a woman.

Thinking about it, we have listed some of the best countries and places to travel alone around South America for you to get inspired. Check it out!

Chapada Diamantina – Brazil

One of the most beautiful places in Brazil, Chapada Diamantina is the perfect destination for travelling alone if you are looking for an adventure surrounded by beautiful landscapes. The place is full of trails, canyons, valleys and waterfalls.

Even with lots of guides in the region, it is possible to do the tours by yourself to feel even more connected to nature. But, if you would rather, going with groups is a good way of making new friends.


Extremely West in South America, there is a large country, both by its size and the number of attractions and nice tours for people travelling alone. In the South, the region of the lakes is the big attraction, place where also are made excellent Chilean wines and with tasting tours.

The most arid area, in the North, is home for Atacama Desert with amazing tours for those looking for adventure. But if you intend to have a cultural visit, don’t let the capital, Santiago, be out of your itinerary.

Foz do Iguaçu – Brazil

Aside from being among the most wanted destinations of South America, Foz do Iguaçu is one of the best places for traveling alone. There is no lack of great tours around there, especially for the adventure lovers.

At the Iguazu Falls, it is possible to take trails and a boat tour that goes very close to the huge waterfalls or jump with a parachute at an incredible view at SkydiveFoz. Besides, the city is border with two other countries: Argentina e Paraguay making the trip even more interesting.


Machu Picchu, in Peru, is one of the principal destination chosen by people that want to backpack or travel alone in South America. The “lost city of Incas” is considered one of the 7 Wonders of the Nature and can bring together, like nowhere else, tours involving culture, history and adventure.

Other great options in Peru are: visiting the city of Cusco also full of history and meeting Titicaca lake from near.

Florianópolis – Brazil

With attractions for every taste, Florianópolis stands out as one of the most eclectic places for travelling alone. For nature and adventure lovers, beautiful beaches, sand dunes and trails in the hills around the island are great options.

There are also options of beaches for those that just want to relax or surf. On the other hand, the night is filled with options for the ones looking for party and entertainment.

What is your favorite destination for travelling alone? Share with us in the comments!

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