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Top 5 Unique Destinations in South America

April 11, 2017

What will this year have in store for you? We’re pretty sure that travel is on top of your list, but maybe you’re still not sure about where to go. There’s so much out there, isn’t there? Well, to make matters easier for you, we’ve compiled a list of unique destinations in South America, unknown and downright weird destinations for you to consider. Dare to go somewhere different! These places will make this, a year to remember.

1. Explore Colombia’s coffee plantations
It is no secret Aussies love a good cup of coffee. This is why we have created an itinerary that gives you the freedom to drive through the majestic Coffee triangle in Colombia.  The fertile valleys with seemingly endless coffee plantations, traditional wooden houses with brightly coloured balconies and constructions in guadua (bamboo) come together to create the typical and vibrant landscape of this region.

2. Discover hidden Guyana
Guyana is one of the lesser-known countries in South America. Beat the tourist crowds and immerse yourself into a pristine jungle that hides the impressive Kaieteur Falls. You can also visit Amerindian villages and meet the locals to learn more about this secluded region of the world.

3. Marvel at the Marble Caves in Chile
Also known as the Marble Cathedral, the caves of Lake General Carrera are breathtaking. Created by the movement of glaciers in the region, the dazzling blue Marble Caves await via our Patagonia Self Drive.

4. Travel through the Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia
Over 10,000km2 in size, Salar de Uyuni is the world’s most extensive salt flats. Marvel at a white horizon that transforms into the clearest night sky after the sun sets. Play with scale and perspective to take some of the most original pictures by creating optical illusions. And, for the ultimate experience, stay in Uyuni’s salt hotels an accommodation entirely made out of salt.

5. Admire the colourful Rainbow Mountains in Peru
Many visit Peru because of world renown Machu Picchu ruins, but this country is also home to Vinicunca, Quechua for the seven colour mountain. Located in Cusco, the multi-coloured mountain was formed by erosion. You can get there by hiking the Ausengate Trek and other walking routes that cross The Andes.

Want to book one of these or learn about other marvellous destinations in Latin America? Contact us today! We’ll be more than happy to assist you.