A South American Itinerary

This post is day 5 of my 30 day travel writing challenge. To view all posts in the challenge, please click here.

Today’s prompt is : a place you’ve always wanted to go. For me it’s been South America for the longest time. Countless people I’ve met from Columbia, Argentina, Brazil and Chile have told me to come and visit their country because it’s so beautiful- they are all very proud of where they live. I also really want to visit all 7 continents in my life and aside from Antarctica, South America is the only one left.

Instead of just writing about why I wanted to visit, I thought I’d write out a plan of what I’d do if I actually went to South America. Plus, I’m a low-key hippie and 100% believe that your mind creates your reality so I thought that by writing out a pretend itinerary, it will help me make it happen faster.

Day 1

Arrive in Manaus, Brazil


Days 2 & 3

Take a tour and explore the Amazon rainforest.


Day 4

Fly to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Days 5 & 6

Visit Copacabana, see the ‘Christ the redeemer’ statue, take a Portuguese language class and visit Joatinga beach.


Day 7

Go see the Rio Carnival parade (obviously I’d ensure my trip coincided)


Days 8 & 9

Iguazu falls, Argentina


Days 10, 11 & 12

Travel to and explore Buenos Aires, Argentina


Days 13, 14 & 15

Travel to and spend a few days at Torres del Paine national park, Chiletorres_del_paine.jpg

Days 16 & 17

Santiago, Chile


Days 18 & 19

Visit the Bolivian desert and salt flats


Admittedly, I had to cut this short otherwise I’d have been here alllll day writing about all of the places I wanted to go. But I think this is a good start- don’t these places look beautiful? If there’s anywhere else you’d recommend visiting, please let me know in the comments.


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