Solo Female Travel in South America

South America, located in the southern hemisphere, is a captivating continent that attracts tourists with its rich cultural tapestry, diverse landscapes and unparalleled biodiversity. This stunning continent is famed for its Amazon Rainforest, the largest rainforest in the world, and the stunning Andes Mountains stretching along its western side. At the southernmost tip, the striking windswept plains of Patagonia lurk, while the mesmerizing Inca ruins in Peru captivate history enthusiasts. Visitors to South America can revel in vibrant festivals, explore colonial towns, tantalize their taste buds with unique cuisines, and witness a vast array of wildlife in unique ecosystems. With a heap of natural wonders like Angel Falls in Venezuela and the unique Galapagos Islands' exceptional wildlife, a trip to South America allows you to embark on the journey of a lifetime.

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Is South America worth visiting?

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 7 experiences

Rating summary

Things to do

4.6/5

Safety

3.9/5

Food

4.6/5

Budget-friendly

4/5

Solo travel experience

I went alone to Colombia (Bogota, Medellin), Ecuador (Quito, Banos, Cuenca), Peru (Trujillo, Lima, Cusco, Puno, Arequipa), Chile (Iquique, Santiago, Punto Arenas), and Argentina (Ushuaia, Buenos Aires, Cordoba, Mendoza). I booked several flights, but I primarily traveled from place to place by bus. South American long-haul buses are generally very affordable and surprisingly comfortable. In terms of safety, not only did I never have a terrifying experience, but I also had a few amazing experiences when complete strangers, with whom I barely shared a language, were incredibly kind.

Posted: June 19, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Meet locals in South America

Meet local women in South America who are open to meet up for a coffee or a drink, show you around, give local advice or practice a language with.
Alejandra

Alejandra

About Me

My name is Alejandra, I am 32 years old and I love to meet new people and show foreigners my city and our customs. I organize a language exchange event called Santiago Speaks, where local people and also people from different countries meet to practice languages and get to know each other. If you are interested in attending just talk to me :)

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Maricí

Maricí

About Me

I'm a girl that loves traveling, learning and sharing cultures.

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Stay with locals in South America

Stay with local women in South America who offer free accommodation as part of cultural exchange. Couch surfing is a great way to meet new people, learn more about new cultures and experience destinations like a local.
Nãna

Nãna

Salvador

Can host for:

7 days

About me

I'm an artsy introvert who loves live music, nice views, and a good cup of freshly brewed coffee.

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Cristina

Cristina

Santiago

Can host for:

3 days

About me

Hi! My name is Cristina, I am a landscape architect, and I consider myself multifaceted. My interests range from embroidery and watercolors to photography and trekking. I love visiting national parks, seeing new places and discovering admirable people.

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Upcoming visitors to South America

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Bianca

Bianca

About Me

Hi, my name is Bianca, and I'm a metalhead who loves to travel and learn about different cultures of the world. My biggest passions are music and languages. Even though I'm not the biggest extrovert, I like to step out of my comfort zone and to meet other people who share the same interests :)

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