22 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit South America This Winter

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Huascaran National Park, Peru

We spent 3 months last winter exploring Peru, Ecuador, and Colombia. Much of what we saw left of speechless. Away from the 1st world problems we’re so caught up with in the United States, we were able to go back to our roots submersing ourselves in the lifestyles of locals leading much simpler lives. We said goodbye to our phone and didn’t speak to our families for months. Our possessions fit in our backpacks and we limited ourselves to a couple shirts each. We didn’t feel we could accurately relay our experience to our readers here so we didn’t really write about it at all. Our eyes were awestruck on the most beautiful landscapes we’ve ever seen, our stomachs feasted on food too good to be true, and we were witness to incredible people it’s almost impossible to write about. The thing is, we only scratched the surface of these beautiful countries.

 

Photos only capture one of the five senses. You’ll need to go to see for yourself how magical this place truly is.

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Huascaran National Park, Peru

 

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Banos, Ecuador

 

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Cascadas de Latas, Ecuador

 

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Huascaran National Park, Peru

 

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Breakfast for $2 on the beach in Huanchaco, Peru

 

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Huascaran National Park, Peru

 

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Salento, Colombia

 

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Huascaran National Park, Peru

 

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Huanchaco, Peru

 

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Huascaran National Park, Peru

 

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Salento, Colombia

 

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Huaraz, Peru

 

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Palomino, Colombia

 

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Huascaran National Park, Peru

 

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Pailon del Diablo, Ecuador

 

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Huaraz, Peru

 

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Huascaran National Park, Peru

 

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Salento, Colombia

 

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Valle de  Cocora, Colombia

 

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Huascaran National Park, Peru

 

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Huascaran National Park, Peru

Feel free to email us at roamwildandfree@gmail.com if you’d like any travel help in Colombia, Ecuador, or Peru. We’re happy to help and share what we know!

 

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69 thoughts on “22 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit South America This Winter

  1. Hi guys! so happy i have stumbled upon your blog! sounds incredible what you’re doing 🙂 we’re going to south america for 2-3 months next year, and hardly started to plan everything! did you make a budget overview ?
    Good luck with your journey!

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  2. Hey guys did u write any other South American blogs. I cant seem to track any???
    Im heading over in a few weeks just trying to get some ideas together and any recommendations for Northern Argentina if you went there. Solo hiking. Thanks

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    1. Hey Patty! I’m not sure how it made us feel. I think the biggest thing was how frivolous the problems of our peers seemed to be. Things like traffic, getting an order wrong at a restaurant, a boy or girfriend not texting back right away, not getting into the right college, etc. It just seemed so petty compared to the folks that we were living around who struggled to just put a simple meal on the table or got up at 3am to start walking the miles it took to get to the market to maybe make a couple dollars.

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      1. Thanks for taking the time to respond 🙂 Yes, petty ( a new English word for me, had to look it up haha) seems to describe that perfectly.
        Looking forward to read about your next adventure, already planned something?

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