Hello, I am an American planning on backpacking around South America with my girlfriend for about 10 weeks leaving this April (yes in less than a month)-June 10th. We plan on flying to most of our destinations because of the limited time that we have and how big South America is.
A quick look at our trip will start in:
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1 week)
fly to Iguazu Falls for (2 nights)
fly to Buenos Aires (1week)
fly to el calafate or puerto Natales (2 weeks)
fly to Santiago, Chili (1.5 weeks)
fly to La paz, Bolivia (1 week)
fly to Lima, Peru (2 weeks)
fly to Quito, Ecuador (1 week)
This is a very loose itinerary of what we would love to see. Does anyone have experience flying around South America or using a South America Air Pass? Any and all of advice is very much appreciated, thank you for your time!
We also plan on staying at hostels and possibly volunteering places to try and save as much money as possible.