From the Puna in the north to Tierra del Fuego in the south, in Argentina, you will find many things to do. The Andes Mountain Range is the backbone of South America and in Argentina, it is home to important peaks, such as Aconcagua in Mendoza, Ojos del Salado (shared with Chile), or Mount Tronador in Bariloche. These mountains are ideal for mountaineering, hiking, hut-to-hut skiing or even via ferrata. El Chaltén, also known as the Argentine capital of trekking, is perfect for alpine climbing. If glaciers are more to your liking, then you can’t miss the Patagonian Ice Field in the southernmost part of the country.
Ecuador is a volcanic mecca for lovers of high mountain expeditions, hiking and freeride skiing. Cayambe, Cotopaxi, and Illiniza are only three mountains that you can climb in the Ecuadorian Andes, but there are actually more than 70. They are all located very close to Quito, from where you can also start other adventures both in summer and in winter, for example to Baños or the Pacific Ocean’s beaches.
The Atacama Desert, in the north of the country is an extraordinary place to enjoy endless hiking itineraries in a hostile but beautiful environment. To the center of Chile, you will find the city of Copiapó, a starting point for several expeditions, including the ascent to Ojos del Salado. The Chilean Patagonia is one of the most popular destinations for travelers looking for fun, adventure, stunning mountains and excellent snow quality. There you can enjoy climbing tours in Torres del Paine, mountaineering and ski touring and an incredible ice field in the southern part of the country.
The Cordillera Real is the meeting point for climbers, hikers and skiers in Bolivia. It is a mountain range in the Bolivian altiplano, located southeast of Lake Titicaca, and east of the city of La Paz. Although it is very close to the Equator line, the Cordillera Real is home to numerous glaciers and is a popular destination for winter sports. The Illimani is the highest peak in the country, at an altitude of 6438 meters, but there are innumerable options for mountaineering, hiking and cross-country skiing, including the Nevado Sajama in Oruro, or the Huayna Potosí and the Condoriri, both in La Paz, capital of the country.
Peru is famous for its valleys full of Inca heritage, its impressive mountains that form the Cordillera Blanca and, of course, its mythical Inca Trail that culminates in Macchu Pichu. From Lima to Cuzco, passing through the Salkantay trails, in Peru you will find the perfect adventure for you. If you are looking for a water experience, Lake Titicaca, on the border of Bolivia and Peru, offers wonderful possibilities for adventure.
Come to Brazil and enjoy incredible outdoor adventures as well as fun times relaxing on the beach. A good plan is climbing Pão de Açúcar, a hill located in Rio de Janeiro, right in the Guanabara Bay, on the Atlantic Ocean. Also in Rio, you can visit Salinas in the Serra do Mar mountain range. It is also a fantastic destination for rock climbing. Whichever your preference, you will find a way to satisfy it in Brasil while also enjoying the lively outgoing Brasilian environment.
Colombia has become a first-class destination for adventure and outdoor sports, thanks to its rich wildlife. Enjoy breathtaking places to practice water sports such as canyoning, rafting, paragliding, climbing or abseiling. We recommend San Gil and, of course, the 1600 km long Colombian Caribbean coastline, as well as some amazing spots along the Pacific Ocean. There are multi-day hiking tours through Los Nevados National Park (at altitudes over 5000 meters high). Colombia also offers many opportunities for horseback riding in the green savannah of Los Llanos and alongside Caribbean beaches.
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