I'm a 23 year old girl and I'll be travelling alone through South America in August time. I'm very conflicted as to whether to do a G Adventures tour around South America or to do it on my own and meet people in hostels. I'll be in the U.S. for 2 weeks then do South America for about a month and wanting to visit Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Columbia.
I know it can be much more dangerous than Australia but I've also been told that a lot of girls travel alone. I did a contiki in Europe and as much as I loved it I prefer to constantly be meeting new people rather than getting stuck with the same people for a month. On the other hand a tour seems much safer and everything is already organised so I won't have to take too much time finding the right buses, tour guides, etc.
Can anyone provide any advice?
Thank you in advance!