“You will love it!” These were the words we had heard from other travelers every time we mentioned our plan to travel to the Bolivia Salt Flats. The Salar de Uyuni is the biggest salt flat in the world and the most famous tourist draw in Bolivia. In fact, for many travelers, the Salt Flat is the sole reason to… Read More
This South America travel guide is a compilation of the countries we have visited and written about on The Planet D travel blog.
Looking for things to do outside Cusco? Di from Slight North shares her top three little-known hiking day trips in Cusco. A lot of tourists pass through Cusco, Peru quickly. They just use the city as a stopping point on their way to Peru’s main attraction: the Incan ruins of Machu Picchu. However, I lived in the city for two… Read More
Beaches, jungles, big cities? Colombia has it all! Plan your trip today, and make sure you hit these must-see cities in Colombia while you’re there! Forget what you’ve heard – Colombia is the go-to country for South American travel now and tourism is booming. It’s only a short flight away, the cost of living is cheap, and the food, nightlife,… Read More
Landing in Iquitos, the world’s largest city that’s inaccessible by road, is a feeling like no other. Located in the Amazon jungle, Iquitos is two-hour flight from Lima, the capital city of Peru. As I craned my neck to look out the plane window, all I could see was the green denseness of the Amazon jungle, which is the largest… Read More
The Machu Picchu hike along the Inca Trail of Peru draws millions of travelers every year. It’s one of the most iconic treks on our planet. For myself, my Machu Picchu hike was the highlight of my South American journey. Yes it’s busy, and yes, it feels like a tourist trap, but there is still no escaping the magic that… Read More
Many thousands of feet in the air, as I contemplated the piece of shiny silver duct tape adhered to the side of the puny plane soaring above the dense rainforest, I started to wonder if I should have taken survival classes before visiting Kaieteur National Park. Between the tape and being weighed for the flight right before the six of… Read More