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Lonely Planet’s Best South America Destinations 2017

April 11, 2017

Lonely Planet has just published its best offbeat destinations for 2017 and guess what?! South America has made the cut! Need some holiday ideas?

Choquequirao, Peru

Choquequirao was one of the last Inca strongholds. Hidden within the Apurimac Valley, it is only accessible by foot and attracts just a fraction of the visitors that Machu Picchu receives. This challenging trek encompasses some of Peru’s most spectacular mountain scenery and cloud forest. Finish at Choquequirao, built in the same era as Machu Picchu.

Aysen, Chile

If you follow the unpaved road into Aysen, you’ll experience a kaleidoscopic journey where foggy fjords give way to brooding rainforests, dry pampas and blue lagoons. Shaped by the Patagonian Ice Field (the world’s third-largest freshwater reserve), Aysen is South America’s unexplored last frontier.

Actually, Contours Travel has created a wonderful self-drive itinerary for you to discover all the wonders of Patagonia driving through the incredible Southern Highway (Carretera Austral). You will be able to drive at your own pace through forests, rivers, waterfalls, lakes, fjords, mountains and glaciers; every single view will feel like a post card. Check it out!

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*Original article published by Lonely Planet