Off-the-beaten-path journeys seek to leave the tourist hordes behind, offering a genuine sense of adventure. From exploring little-visited historical ruins to discovering pristine nature, South America has plenty of remote spots for travelers eager to enjoy unique experiences.
A vast continent, South America’s renowned highlights sit alongside hidden cultural and natural gems that only those in the know venture to explore. Whether it’s the mirage-like lagoons of Brazil’s Lençóis Maranhenses or the majestic pre-Inca fortress of Kuelap in northern Peru, there’s an amazing variety of lesser-visited destinations waiting to be discovered. Travelers can explore routes in remote regions through untouched landscapes or follow the path less traveled to experience the classic landmarks away from the crowds – these journeys showcase South America from an unmatched perspective.