Category Archives: South America

Colombia Backpacking Guide: Safety, Highlights + Attractions!

Die bunten Straßen in Cartagena, Kolumbien

After being considered to be one of the most dangerous travel destinations in the world for decades, lost in the drug war and violence, Colombia’s image is changing and the country is now a safe and emerging destination for people from all over the world. And for good reason – Colombia Backpacking has everything a […]

Is South America dangerous? 11 Tips to stay safe traveling South America!

Many police men making your backpacking trip in South America safe

One question I received a lot recently after returning from my 4-months backpacking trip around the continent was “how safe is South America?” This is an important question, and this guide will show you how to stay safe when backpacking South America! Unfortunately, South America’s reputation in terms of safety is not the best, and […]

Backpacking Ecuador: The Amazon Tour in Ecuador!

With a huge tree during the Amazon tour

A tour into the Amazon in Ecuador is a highlight of a backpacking trip around Ecuador and a must-do in South America. I was thinking a lot about the different options and countries to do a tour into the Amazon rainforest. Finally, I decided on an Amazon tour in Ecuador. The reason why I decided to […]

Backpacking Machu Picchu: These are your options!

Jumping in the air after backpacking to Machu Picchu

Backpacking to Machu Picchu is a must-do and one of the highlights in South America – but it can easily get confusing due to the various options to reach this wonder of the world. Before and after visiting Machu Picchu, you will most likely spend a few days and nights in Cusco (one of my […]