Traveling alone in South America


Traveling alone is very fulfilling. South America is a great destination for anyone who loves traveling especially solo travelers. The destination has various attractive features including vibrant cities, marvelous landscapes, rich culture, and exceptional cuisines. In short, there is so much to explore and inspire. But the thought of traveling solo can be daunting even among experienced travelers. The challenge begins with getting your way around a huge continent. Good planning, however, with these useful tips can enable you to get the most out of your trip.


Sociable dining

Take some time to attend a supper club where you can have conversations with other tourists and locals. Such clubs require some time to carry out some research to get to them. The local foods in a unique ambiance make the effort worth it. A hands-on and sociable introduction to such a culture can be through food tours. For instance, there is A Chef’s Tour in Bogota which takes travelers to multiple tastings across an array of restaurants. This tour offers guests a unique opportunity to sample everything.


Group activities

Another way of making the most out of your travel to South America is getting into group activities. There are various organized activities that will allow you to make friends while touring the local area. Examples of these organized group activities include a group of gauchos. This uses horses to traverse the scenic mountains in Patagonia. Afterward, they go for camping in a local station with traditional asado of the Argentine origin. Also, you don’t have to abandon your favorite activities for new ones. You can still engage in your hobbies such as running or yoga. Some of these group activities are free in certain cities. You only need to research about them through various resources online.


Get soaked in the culture

A solo traveler doesn’t need to miss out on the culture. You can get good treats from concert halls, dance houses, and local theatres. Different cities have such events on different days, but most will have them on Fridays and weekends. Another way of getting a new experience at South American destinations is by attending gigs. Each city has its unique scene of the local life. Check out for websites for listings of gigs across the continent.


Do you want to have some downtime? Take a solo visit to the movies. Cinemas are a major part of the social lives in Colombia for example. They have cozy screens and a selection of restaurants on different floors. These spots offer travelers with cutting edge films after marveling at modern art.