South America’s 11 Best Hikes: The Ultimate Trekking Guide

With hundreds of different trails sprawling across the continent, this guide will help you discover some of the best places to hike in South America.

This incredibly scenic trek will take you past snow-capped peaks, turquoise glacier lakes, natural hot springs and through dense Peruvian jungle.

Salkantay – Peru

Cited as one of the most scenic hikes in the world, Huayhuash is not for the faint hearted.

Cordillera Huayhuash – Peru

There are no easy days, but you will be gazing the entire time at lush forest, arid mountainside, snow capped peaks, and with luck, maybe a condor soaring above you.

Choquequirao – Peru

The W hike is named for the shape the path traces through the mountains, and you’ll get sweeping views the whole way.

The W Trek – Torres del Paine – Chile

Far more a climb than a hike, Huayna Potosi has been dubbed the easiest 6,000 meter peak in the world.

Huayna Potosi – Bolivia

The site is only accessible to the few who wade through rivers and climb the 1,000 steps to the top.

Ciudad Perdida (Lost City) – Colombia

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