Rio 8 days
Rio de Janeiro, a beautiful & intimidating city offering the best and worst of what South America has to offer, we were both nervous and excited touching down on a new continent.
lha Grande days
A supposedly beautiful island retreat a few hours from Rio - due to a fairly bleak looking weather forecast we decided to skip this and move straight onto Paraty.
Paraty 4 days
A small and lively colonial coastal town set in a bay surrounded by islands and mountainous Atlantic forest. It is also famed for the production of Brazil’s most popular spirit cachaca, the main ingredient in Caipirinhas!
Sao Paulo 4 days
A monster, São Paulo is home to 20 million fiercely proud paulistanos. We stayed in Villa Madellena and loved the neighborhood feel of the place. Low rise two story buildings in a hilly area with a high rise backdrop lend it a unique neighborhood feel and the limitless cafes, bars, boutique shops & restaurants would rival the offering of any city in the world. Add a sunny warm winter and it's hard to beat.
Foz de Iguaçu 3 days
The most breathtaking thing we've ever seen. Knowing we'd be tight for time once we got to Argentina, we decided to visit from the Brazilian side and spend a day on either side exploring it from every angle.
Medellin 13 days
We stopped in Medellin for two weeks to learn Spanish and stayed in the area of Poblado. While a little overrun by English speaking tourists, it proved to be a very comfortable and enjoyable spot to base ourselves with more bars, restaurants and coffeeshops than we could afford to enjoy.
Jardin 1 days
Having heard too many good things about Jardin, we used a public holiday in the middle of the week to travel there for a 24 hour trip. It was well worth the visit and probably the most beautiful town we visited in Colombia.
Salento 3 days
Located in the coffee region of Colombia, Salento is a must visit on any itinerary. Incredible hiking, horse riding, coffee farms, tejo and a picturesque town center surrounded by green mountains.
Medellin (stop 2) 3 days
We travelled from Medellin to Salento to meet friends and then back to Medellin with them. This time whilst not studying Spanish we experienced the night life a little more.
A day trip and welcome escape from Medellin to some accessible swimming spots. A steep ascent up a 654ft granite rock surrounded by water in a man made reservoir in what looks like a natural archieapelago offer wonderful views and the colourful town is worth a few hours exploring too.
Santa Marta 1 days
We stayed only one night in Santa Marta using it as a base to visit Parque Tayrona, and then went from Parque Tayrona straight onto Cartagena.
Tayrona National Park 1 days
Stretches of golden sandy beach backed by coconut palms and thick rainforest. Behind it all rise the steep hillsides of the Sierra Nevada, the world's highest coastal mountain range. The park stretches along the coast and covers 12,000 hectares of land and 3000 hectares of coral-rich sea. We spent 24 hours here, the best of which were later in the evening and first thing in the morning when we had it almost to ourselves.
Cartagena 5 days
Daily speed boat from Tanganga. Accommodation in hammock, camping or bungalows.
Capurganá 1 days
We only had a short afternoon here as we passed through on our way to the San Blas islands. We had lunch on the beach front and it was certainly enough to give us a taste of what life on the islands was going to be like. We could happily have spent more time here.
San Blas Islands 3 days
The closest thing to paradise we're ever likely to experience. We spent 4 spectacular days travelling to 6 of the 365 mostly uninhabited islands.
Panama City 1 days
Another short stop, on our way from the San Blas islands this time. We spent one night and flew straight to Cali early the next morning. We were there long enough to notice how it expensive it could be however.
Cali 3 days
Hot and gritty city. We arrived here a little worse for wear after a few days in the San Blas islands and unfortunately weren't fit enough to take part in it's main offering.. Salsa. We didn't manage to learn quite a lot about it nonetheless.
Otavalo 2 days
We were fortunate to catch Otavalo in full flow during its famous Saturday market. The entertainment didn't let up with plenty of live music on Saturday evening and hikes around a Volcano on Sunday followed by a local food market.
Mindo 3 days
One of the most relaxing stops on our entire trip, helped largely due to the fact that we stayed in the incredible Bicok Ecolodge with onsite pool, indoor fire and impressive breakfasts.
Quilotoa Loop 6 days
The Quilatoa loop is a self-guided hiking trail, high in the Andes in the Cotopaxi region of Ecuador. Being self-guided, you can choose from a few options with regards to where you start your hike depending on how many days in total you would like to hike.
Quito 1 days
The Galapagos Islands 8 days
Cuenca 3 days
Riverside city full of colonial buildings, cafes and art galleries. After Quito, Cuenca is Ecuador’s most important and beautiful colonial city.
Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu 1 days
Isla Del Sol days
La Paz days
Buenos Aires days
El Calafate days
El Chalten days