5 Incredible South American Trips in 2017
There are some vacations that will stay with you forever and in our South American trips, you will find some of the most incredible and diverse experiences on earth.
From tasting the flavors of the Andean highlands, to experiencing surreal desert landscapes in Northern Argentina or coming face-to-face with blue-footed boobies in the Galapagos, our South American trips offers are truly special.
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Let experiential travel be one of your resolutions for 2017.
At Pie Experiences, we understand that travel can only be made more memorable through authentic experiences.
Hence, we have been offering tailor-made South American trips since 2002.
This year, we invite you to come and experience this spectacular continent with us.
Therefore, we’ve come up with our top 5 best trips in South America for 2017.
1. Enjoy a Taste of the Andes
With influences from African, Chinese, Spanish, and Andean cultures, a culinary journey in Peru is something every food lover should experience at least once.
Peru has more than 4000 varieties of native potatoes, 55 varieties of corn and ingredients hailing from all over the country for you to taste.
You can learn to cook local specialties alongside great chefs and sample bites from the foodie capitals of Peru, but perhaps the real paramount of any food trip is eating a typical pachamanca.
The pit in the earth in which Andean people prepare potatoes, meats, and other local ingredients will yield one of the most simple yet skilfully prepared meals you’ve ever eaten.
2. Experience Unique Wildlife in the Galapagos islands
The Galapagos Islands is among the world’s best preserved places.
Far from mainland Ecuador, the Galapagos will put you right beside finches, blue-footed boobies and frigate birds.
In addition, you will be able to experience the grandeur of giant tortoises and swim next to sea lions.
At secluded coves or off shore from the tiny islands, you’ll connect with nature and watch the sun set in absolute tranquility.
In conclusion, this tour is definitely one of our best South American experiences.
Take this Trip: Galapagos Cruise Ship on Beagle Yacht
3. Take the Inca Jungle Trail to Machu Picchu
You may think nothing compares to seeing the sun rise over Machu Picchu,
That is, until you travel along adventurous Inca Jungle Trail to get there.
An adventure on the Inca Jungle Trail starts with a thrilling downhill bike ride past waterfalls, banana trees, and a variety of diverse ecosystems.
You’ll wander along trails used by the Incas, travel over immense valleys by zipline and also take a relaxing dip in thermal hot springs.
In addition, you’ll get an exclusive view of Machu Picchu from the stunning archeological site of Llaqtapacta.
By the time you arrive at Machu Picchu, you’ll have experienced some of the best adventures in the region!
Take this Trip: Inca Jungle Trail to Machu Picchu
4. Get Lost in Northern Argentina
While much of Argentina feels very European, there are still parts of the country with rich heritage.
The lucky few travelers who make it to Northern Argentina will discover some of the most unique environments in the world.
In addition, the region is blessed with overwhelming rock formations and colorful canyons on all sides.
You’ll have the chance to sip wine in the very place the grapes were grown and dine on traditionally prepared foods.
A trip to Northern Argentina will both surprise and delight you at every opportunity, and is not to be missed.
Take this Trip: Exploring the North of Argentina
5. Wander the Uyuni Salt Flats (Bolivia)
Located in the south of Bolivia, this massive plain of brilliant white salt offers a desertlike 360-degree panoramic view.
Sometimes dry and sometimes flooded with a thin layer of water creating a giant mirror, the Uyuni salt flats are spectacular at any time of year.
The area encompasses strange fauna in all directions and is also home to many species of wildlife.
Discover flocks of flamingos, colorful clouds and vast, open expanses of nothingness.
We can assure you you’ve never seen anything like the Bolivian salt flats before.
Take this Trip: Amazing Bolivia
Because there are so many unique places to explore, an experience in South America can be anything you want it to be.
We hope that these incredible South American trips might inspire a new year full of adventure!
Would you like help designing your south american trips for 2017? Send us a message and we would be delighted to help you plan!