Our journey through South America in photos – Part 1

After spending almost five months in South America, traveling through 4 countries – Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia and Peru, we are now back in Asia (just for a little while).

We are eager to share our travel stories and experiences. While we work on our stories, have a look at our journey through these photos and videos. Each photo leads to the photo gallery of that destination. The photos are in chronological order of our journey.

Brazil

Sao Paulo | 12 Photos

Rio de Janeiro | 10 Photos

Ilha Grande | 10 Photos

Brazil/Argentina

Iguaçu/Iguazu waterfalls | 8 Photos

We did our first overland border crossing at these waterfalls. Not exactly at the waterfalls, but the cities that contain these waterfalls. Foz do Iguaçu on the Brazilian side and Puerto Iguazu on the Argentinian side.

Argentina

Buenos Aires | 10 Photos | 2 Videos

Rosario | 13 Photos

Then it was down south, to the far out Patagonia – Puerto Madryn, El Calafate, Rio Gallegos and Bariloche. | 38 Photos | 1 Video

Mendoza and North-west Argentina: Cachi and Purmamarca | 11 Photos

From here, it was another overland border crossing into Bolivia. Stay tuned to know more about our nightmarish early morning hours at this La Quiaca – Villazon border.

Bolivia

Tupiza | 13 Photos

Salar de Uyuni tour: Southwest Bolivia | 23 Photos

The salt flats of Uyuni | 15 Photos

Sucre | 23 Photos

La Paz | 8 Photos

The original Copacabana and Isla del Sol | 16 Photos

From Copacabana, another quick overland border crossing into Peru.

Peru

Cusco, the UNESCO world heritage city | 15 Photos

Machu Picchu | 10 Photos

Ica | 11 Photos

From Ica, we headed to the North a little more, to the capital of Peru, Lima. Here we dipped our feet into the Pacific Ocean! After which we started our journey Eastward. It would be one of the most exciting phases of this trip in South America.

How exactly did we travel from the Pacific coast of South America back to the Atlantic? Watch this space!

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Maps of the journey

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Tupiza, Bolivia

Tupiza, Bolivia to Lima, Peru

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24 thoughts on “Our journey through South America in photos – Part 1

  1. B.M

    your pictures look amazing, how much money did you take whilst travelling for 5 months? i’m going in February for 3 1/2 months and wanted a rough guide?

    1. Sandeepa Chetan Post author

      Hey Bianca, it largely depends on the countries you are visiting – there is a huge disparity in the budgets between say Patagonia and Bolivia/northern Peru. Brazil (the big cities) and Argentina (only the north-west is relatively cheaper) were the most expensive places for us. Having said that, in the 5 months (travelling 26,000 kilometres which included one internal flight), we spent around 12K USD (including flights to and from India). Happy travels!

  2. AndesTransit

    I’m quite curious about your picture of the waterfalls. How come there’s a rainbow coming out from the waterfalls? I thought rainbows only belonged to the skies.

  3. Suvrutt Gurjar

    Very picturesque blogs and as rightly described below- less text and more of nice pictures, perfectly aligning with theme- if it is city, you capture the essentials to describe that city in pictures. If it is nature’s wonder, you capture the essentials accordingly. We came to know a lot about these four countries in South America through your blogs.

  4. Sayli Deshpande

    Nice blog with less words and more of pictures talking about your journey so well. The amazingly clicked photos of your adventurous trip portrays the beauty of the places wonderfully. Surely, you had an awesome travelling experience.

  5. parmod sant

    After your first article in Maharashtra Times visited your blog and become follower of your journey. It is Amazing and great achievement to visit such places . Your photos are nothing but great, few shots of Tajmahal on your blog are so unique that i have not seen them in any photo books of Taj.

    During Ganapatiutsav met Sandeep’s mother and father in our building at Vashi and to listen to your adventure from them was exciting .

    Wish you all the best and looking forward for new adventures

    1. Chetan Karkhanis

      We apologise for the delay in reply. We know this is your second message. Thank you for your best wishes and inspiring words. We hope you are enjoying our blog and fortnightly articles in MaTa. Regards! 🙂

  6. Kruttika Surve

    Hey friends…. I am a big fan of your blog and your articles in Maharashtra Times. Your journey is amazing and truly inspiring. Hats off to both of you. I would love to follow your path.. All the best. Keep going on.

  7. dNambiar

    Awesome, awesome, awesome!!
    I’m already in love with these landscapes. Can’t wait to read the travel stories. 🙂

  8. Ninad Sahasrabuddhe

    Amazing photos. I have been following your journey in Maharashtra times. Your experiences are inspiring to go unusual and to do something different. Keep it up guys.