Begin your trip here
It's hard to begin planning a journey of a lifetime, and while you might struggle picking a start and finishing point remember its the experiences in between that matters. We've put together a list of must-do's for each country we visited.
We travelled for a total of 4 months through 4 countries and had a blast in everyone. If you have the same length of time to spare, our recommended route is to begin in Argentina's Buenos Aires, crossing to Chile, up through the Salt Flats of Bolivia and finishing in Lima, Peru.
Check out each country's highlights or check a synopsis of what we did every day by clicking here.
Whether you want to sunbathe and bask under the hot Argentinian sun in Mar del Plata, trek through some of the world's most spectacular mountain ranges in Patagonia, get wet rafting and tour the world famous vineyards of Mendoza or witness all sorts of wild life such as parrots, penguins, sea lions and whales Argentina is a country that has something for everyone. Find out more about Argentina's most popular backpacking hotspots ...
Discover the mountains, glaciers and lakes of Torres del Paine, walk across the mouth of a volcano in Pucon, take in the history that surrounds Santiago and sand board in the Atacama Desert. Chile is action packed and full of things to do and see. Click to see more on Chile
Cycle the notorious Death Road, Zip-line across valleys and rivers at speeds of up to 80km/hr, take a historic trek to see dinosaur footprints and take some Spanish classes in Sucre or jump above the horizon in Salar de Uyuni. Bolivia has a lot to offer backpackers on a budget. Click to find out more on Bolivia
Trek through the highlands outside of Cusco and discover the ancient Inca ruins of Machu Pichu, visit the floating islands in Puno, explore Arequipa to trek the Colca Canyon, witness Condors and climb the massive Misti Volcano or simply relax at one of the many hot springs, Peru is a great place to hang out for backpackers especially for those who love to trek. Click to find out more about Peru