Which places in Argentina, Brasil, Peru and Colombia would you recommend for a backpacker who's going to travel through those countries?
Hello travelers! I'm going to spend four months in South America and I'm going to visit Argentina, Brasil, Peru and Colombia. My plan so far is to visit the capital of Argentina, Peru and Colombia and spend some time in Rio de Janeiro. I'm also planning on taking the river boat to Manaus, or perhaps spend some time in a resort in the rain forest. I bet there's a lot more to see in all of the countries, especially if you're a naive and young backpacker who's open to anything, and it would be great to get some advice from you guys :-)
And also (If you have the time): What are your recommendations when it comes to do's and dont's? I am aware of that you shouldn't carry jewelry or anything like that, and that you should be careful about where you go when you're in the cities, but I've also heard that you don't have to be worried about getting robbed as long as you're careful.
Hello again Jarle. I am glad to see that you are moving forward with your travel plans. I'm sorry that I don't have a lot of backpacking information, but I did want to mention a few places that I liked so much I would return.
Iguazu Fall is amazing. There are many things to do there above and beyond just seeing waterfalls. Check out some blogs from there for ideas.
El Calafate in Argentina is not the most incredible town, but the Perito Moreno Glacier is located near there as well as many other hiking and mountain adventures. There are tons of backpackers going through the town.
Peru is very backpacker friendly and a great country. My biggest suggestion, one I had been given as well, is to spend as little time as possible in Lima. Head off to Cusco, Puno, Arequipa, Nazca and see some sights that are hard to describe.
Wherever you end up going, I am sure you will enjoy South America. And yes, keep your eyes open, and be aware of your surroundings. You will have a great trip.
Thanks for the answer! :-)