The Best Hikes in South America

Polina Quick at Torres del Paine National Park
Machu Pichu, Peru, PeruMachu Pichu, PeruPeruLooking down on Machu Picchu from the summit of Huayna Picchu. It takes a couple of hours to make the climb up the steep dirt trail, but the view...Canaima Airport, Canaima, VenezuelaCanaima AirportCanaima, VenezuelaA short hike and boat ride from the Canaima Airport surrounded by waterfalls and rainforest. Here you can hike behind the waterfalls. A very...Torres del Paine National Park, Torres del Paine, ChileTorres del Paine National ParkTorres del Paine, ChileAfter 9 k hike (one way), you reach Mirador las Torres. This is eastern side of the famous W track. Takes about 6-7 h (at a good speed) back and...Machu Pichu, Peru, PeruMachu Pichu, PeruPeruClassic evening view. One of my favorite places on earth.El Chaltén, ArgentinaEl ChalténArgentinaEl Chalten, Argentina. So many people will hike the W in Chile and skip the Argentina side. We skipped the Chile side and focused more on...Inca Trail on the way to Machu Picchu from the Gate to the Sun (Intipunku), PeruInca Trail on the way to Machu Picchu from the Gate to the Sun (Intipunku)PeruIntipunku is the gate and important checkpoint along the Inca Trail where visitors in the 16th century would have traveled and had their first view...Laguna Quellacocha, Junín, PeruLaguna QuellacochaJunín, PeruQuellacocha love in the Andean Mountains! What a magical place! #hiking #waterlust #troveon #redKaieteur Falls, Potaro-Siparuni, GuyanaKaieteur FallsPotaro-Siparuni, GuyanaAnother look at Kaieteur Falls in gorgeous Guyana. It's the largest single drop waterfall in the world and is surrounded by rainforest. To get here...Lares, Peru, PeruLares, PeruPeruAn amazing trekking trough the heart of the andean mountains. The Lares Trek is a great alternative on the crowded Inca Trail. #hikingIguazu Falls, Misiones, ArgentinaIguazu FallsMisiones, ArgentinaOver 250 individual cascades make up Iguazu Falls. Hiking along the Argentine side you can see where the basalt face of the Paraná Plateau is being...Mirador Valle del Frances, Torres del Paine National Park, Torres del Paine, ChileMirador Valle del Frances, Torres del Paine National ParkTorres del Paine, ChileTrekking from Campamento Italiano to Mirador Valle del Frances in the 3rd day of the W trekking in Torres del Paine #NationalPark we had a...Huacachina, PeruHuacachinaPeruPeru has some pretty spectacular sand dunes. A must visit is Huaccacina, where you can head out on a dune buggy, try your hand at sand boarding or...Perito Moreno, Perito Moreno, ArgentinaPerito MorenoPerito Moreno, ArgentinaPerito Moreno Glacier, Argentine patagoniaEl Cajas National Park, Azuay, EcuadorEl Cajas National ParkAzuay, EcuadorAlthough the air is a little thin at a maximum altitude of just over 4000 metres, the hiking in this national park was amazing. Breathtaking hiking...Torres del Paine National Park, Torres del Paine, ChileTorres del Paine National ParkTorres del Paine, ChileHike to Las Torres for a sunrise. However, be prepared for the gusts of wind!El Cajas National Park, Azuay, EcuadorEl Cajas National ParkAzuay, EcuadorAmazing place for hiking. This is the view near the peak at (4200 metres), where the landscape gets a little lunar. #hikingMachu Picchu, PeruMachu PicchuPeru#TroveOn Imagine the day of building this magnificent colony and hauling rocks and materials by hand up the Andes mountain range. Spend hours...El Chaltén, ArgentinaEl ChalténArgentinaMost people skip El Chalten and only go to Perito Moreno Glacier. A shame, wouldn't you agree? All of the hikes are free and possible to do...Cotopaxi National Park, Latacunga, EcuadorCotopaxi National ParkLatacunga, EcuadorThere are fantastic trails here for hiking, cycling and horseback riding. The park is surrounded by four volcanos, with Cotopaxi being the most...Maras Salt Mines, PeruMaras Salt MinesPeruThis is an interesting and fun trip combined with visiting Moray nearby ( I recommend Moray first). We started at the market at the top and bought...
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