Ultimate Travel Bucketlist: Central & South America

From Colombia to the tip of Chile and the Falkland Islands, If you're heading to South America, see what I've put on my Ultimate Travel Bucketlist!

My good friend Lisa, who travelled with me to Rome, recently went on a month long Peruvian excursion where she worked as a midwife. Her tales, have given me South America fever (The good kind). No longer is South America somewhere we pretended we’d run away to to avoid having to do English GCSE (you think I’m lying but there was serious talk about becoming Peruvian goat farmers).

Along with Central America, largely because I have another friend who works on a cruise ship in a function band, and if I see one more picture of him holding a strawberry daiquiri on a beach in December, I’m going to delete him on Facebook. It looks sickeningly lovely. There are places where the sea is WARM. In the world. Places exist. Where the sea. Is not cold. I know, incredible concepts, but please stay with me.

I don’t think I’ve left many out this time, but I have included some overseas territories as their own country. My basic goal for the Caribbean is to island hop between them for a month or so, maybe sailing, pretending to be a pirate… stopping off and wandering around. And to backpack from Mexico to Argentina. If you have any more suggestions, please comment!

Anguilla

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via Chuck Fischer on Trover

Antigua and Barbuda 

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via Traveolani on Trover
  • Pink beach
  • Snorkel in stingray city
  • visit Shirley Heights
  • Visit Nelson’s Dockyard and English Harbour
  • Go on a boat trip
  • Jumby Bay, Long Island

Argentina

Fitzroy!

Aruba

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via Uit and Thuis met Kids on Trover

Bahamas

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via Maria Stevens on Trover

Barbados

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Via Peter Guntrip on Trover

Belize

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via Andrea Nieto on Trover

Bermuda

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via Ursula Bernal on Trover

Bolivia

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via Thomas W on Flickr

Bonaire

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via Stills ‘n’ Stories on Trover
  • Scuba dive Bonaire National Marine Park
  • See baby turtles hatch

British Virgin Islands

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via BVI4092 on Flickr

Brazil

Brazil
Via Phayds on Trover

Cayman Islands

Cayman Islands
Via Rebecca McMillan on Trover

Chile

Chile
Via Neal Wilson on Flickr

Colombia

Colombia
Via Turtles Travel on Trover

Costa Rica

Costa Rica
Via Ana Laura on Trover

Cuba

Cuba
Via Noorani Sukardi on Trover

Dominica

Dominica

Via Ed Stoerger on Flickr

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic
Via Robyn Lison on Trover

Ecuador

Ecuador
via Dave Govoni on Flickr

El Salvador

El Salvador
via Maxwell Nelson on Trover

Falkland Islands

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via Miguel Vasquez on Trover
  • Chill with some penguins
  • See the wreck of Lady Elisabeth
  • I love penguins

French Guiana

French Guiana
via Kento973 on Flickr
  • Take photos of the abandoned prison
  • See an Andromeda Satyr butterfly
  • See lots of rainforest wildlife

Grenada

Grenada
via Megan Gates on Trover

Guatemala

Guatemala
via Rosie and Jacob on Trover

Guyana

Guyana
via Willa on Trover

Haiti

Haiti
via Jayne Buckley Skyes on Trover

Honduras

Honduras
via Dominic Carlin on Flickr

Jamaica

Jamaica
via Paul Thorogood on Trover

Mexico

Mexico
via Greg Sims on Trover

Nicaragua

Nicaragua
via Circles Squares on Flickr

Panama

Panama
via Mindy Gorski on Trover
  • Zapatilla Island
  • Go on a cruise ship through Panama Canal and visit the visitor’s centre
  • Visit Casco Viejo
  •  Ride the Panama railway
  • Buy a Panama hat

Paraguay

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via Alex Steffler on Flickr
  • See some wild capybaras

Peru

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via Michelle Finseth on Trover
  • Macchu Picchu
  • Go on the Inca Trail
  • Go real rock climbing
  • Visit Cusco
  • See some real llamas and then quote the Emperor’s New Groove
  • Visit Huacachina
  • See the Cloud People
  •  The Eye of the Jaguar Zipline
  • See the Nazca Lines
  • Churup Lagoon
  • Parque Nacional Manu
  • Visit Arequipa
  • Visit a Peruvian goat farm and reminisce about GCSE english
  • Maras Salt Mines

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

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via Irakli Usanetashvili on Flickr

St. Kitts & Nevis

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via Stills n Stories on Trover
  • Basseterre market
  • See both the Atlantic and the Caribbean from Timothy Hill

St. Lucia

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via Lana Lee on Trover
  • Stay in a luxury resort
  • Diamond Falls
  • Go in the Aerial rainforest tram
  • Visit Smugglers Cove
  • Do a zipwire
  • Toraille Waterfall

St. Maarten

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via Jimmy Fenn on Trover
  • Airport beach

St. Vincent & the Grenadines

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via Chessie Merrill on Trover

Suriname

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via Drinkwildair on Trover
  • See some sloths

Trinidad & Tobago

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via Timothy Corbin on Flickr

US Virgin Islands

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via Blayden Thompson on Trover

Uruguay

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via Norbet on Trover

Venezuela

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via Daniel on Flickr
Ultimate Travel Bucketlist: South America
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