7 Best Hostels in South America

7 Best Hostels in South America

During our three months traveling through South America, we stayed in many beds… thirty four, to be exact. We stayed in hostels, hotels, tents, bungalows, and even on a farm. We put together a list of seven of our favorite places (and one terrible hotel that should be avoided at all costs).

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How to Pack for 3 Months

How to Pack for 3 Months

Are you packing for a 3 month backpacking trip? If so, we've got you covered. Here is our travel gear we brought to South America on our first long term backpacking trip. Learn from your packing mistakes and only bring the essentials. 

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Amazon Jungle In Bolivia

Amazon Jungle In Bolivia

Exploring the Amazon Jungle in Bolivia was one of the highlights of our trip to South America. We choose to stay at the Madidi Jungle Ecolodge, just outside Rurrenabaque, Bolivia, because we knew there were practicing responsible tourism. Right when we met our jungle guide, Simon, we knew the Amazon experience would be unforgettable.

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Arequipa, Peru

Arequipa, Peru

Our last stop in Peru was colonial city of Arequipa. It felt as though we’d been transported across the Atlantic to a European metropolis. With so many things to do in Arequipa, we had a jammed packed couple of days. Make sure to sign up for a cooking class and a city tour!

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Inca Trail & Machu Picchu

Inca Trail & Machu Picchu

To this day, hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu was one of the most incredible experiences of my life. There's nothing like seeing the morning fog roll over this ancient site. Follow along with us as we describe what life was like on the trail and what we did at the "Lost City of Incas".

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Cusco Peru

Cusco Peru

Where do I start with this city? It's bursting with life. There's both a large presence of foreigners (mostly on their way to Machu Picchu) and locals going about their daily life. But it's a city with such rich history that is worth more time than just a stop before the Inca Trail.

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