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.
Sao Paulo | 12 Photos
Rio de Janeiro | 10 Photos
Ilha Grande | 10 Photos
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.
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.
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.
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
26 thoughts on “Our journey through South America in photos – Part 1”
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Wow. I liked the chronological order of putting the places and the maps. Superb. Will be going through photos of each place you have visited.
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?
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!
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.
Thank you, Amar!
A true dreamy journey to magical places, that I have only read about in books or seen in movies… keep traveling… and keep sharing…
Thank you so much Prasad! South America is truly magical, a perfect place for any traveler to explore! Hope to hear from you again.
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.
Sandy and chetan both of you are just great. Very nice clicks ans sandy narrate the experiences so nicely . Keep it up. Wish you all the best for your upcoming tours.
Thank you so much Neelam. Keep coming back. Would love to read your comments often.
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.
Thank you for visiting our blog. We hope to see you often. Happy travels!
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
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! 🙂
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.
Thank you! All the best for your dreams.
Awesome, awesome, awesome!!
I’m already in love with these landscapes. Can’t wait to read the travel stories. 🙂
Thank you. 3 Awesome and we are flattered 🙂
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.
Also your comments and feedback inspire us to keep our adventure going. Thank you!
Adventurous! Amazing captures. Thank you for showing.
Thank you Indrani