At Contours Travel we take pride in our numerous repeat clients who develop a deep affection for South America and eagerly plan their return. For first-time Australian visitors to South America, popular highlights like Machu Picchu, Iguazu Falls, and Rio de Janeiro are common choices. However, if you’re lucky enough to return and want to discover more unique destinations in South America, you’re in the right place! Our team of Travel Specialists possesses extensive experience, having journeyed to almost every corner of this fabulous continent, and they are enthusiastic about sharing their first-hand knowledge and expertise with 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
Explore Guyana, one of the lesser-known countries in South America, and beat the tourist crowds while immersing yourself in a pristine jungle that reveals the impressive Kaieteur Falls. On this adventure, you’ll have the chance to visit Amerindian villages and meet the locals, gaining insights into the unique destinations in South America and discovering the hidden gems of this secluded region of the world.
3. Marvel at the Marble Caves in Chile
Experience the wonder of the Marble Caves in Chile – also known as the Marble Cathedral. These breathtaking caves, formed by the movement of glaciers in the region, await you on our Patagonia Self-Drive tour. Marvel at the dazzling blue hues of these unique destinations in South America, located on Lake General Carrera.
4. Travel through the Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia
Over 10,000 km2 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. Visit Peru’s Northern Kingdoms
While many visitors go to Peru for the famous Machu Picchu ruins, the country also harbors remarkable pre-Inca civilizations. If you’re considering a return to enchanting Peru, why not explore the Moche Route or Chachapoyas region? There, you’ll encounter impressive ancient ruins and witness the breathtaking beauty of Peru’s northern kingdoms; undoubtedly a unique destination in South America.
Contact us today if you want to book one of these unique destinations in South America. Or if you wish to learn about other marvelous destinations in Latin America. After all, our team is always ready to assist you throughout the process.