Bucket List South America

Top 7 Bucket List Destinations In South America

Travelling the world is a dream for many of us, but realistically you need to narrow it down slightly. Here’s where the bucket list comes in: an essential list of destinations. But where exactly do people around the globe aspire to visit most? We’ve rounded up the top 50 bucket list destinations in the world, and these are the must-visit bucket list destinations in South America.

From peaceful islands to vibrant cities, the continent has so much to offer.

Bucket List Destinations In South AmericaHow do these rankings work?

1. Havana, Cuba

Cuba’s capital is almost 500 years old and a riot of colour. Brightly painted buildings and vintage cars make Havana a photogenic dream.

Bohemian bars, colonial squares, and an emerging contemporary art scene? They all make the city so exciting. It can be confusing to navigate, but it’s worth it.

2. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro has always been one of the most iconic cities in the world with instantly recognisable landscapes and landmarks.

The Brazilian city, which stretches form Copacabana beach to the Sugarloaf Mountain, is a destination that does every little thing in spectacular fashion.

3. Santiago, Chile

Santiago is a cosmopolitan city with the very best of Chilean culture; art galleries, design shops and handicraft markets, as well as lively Latino nightlife.

You’ll stroll through historical neighbourhoods with pretty winding streets and charming bars and cafes. It’s a great city to dip your toe in the South American way of life.

4. Providencia, Colombia

The Colombian island of Providencia is the perfect combination of South America and the Caribbean. It’s best known for Crab Cay: an unspoilt little island where all there is to do is snorkel and lie on the beach. It’s absolute paradise and you’ll never want to leave.

5. Machu Picchu, Peru

The best way to get here? Arrive to Machu Picchu in style on the 360° Train that will bring you through the Peruvian countryside to the ‘lost city’. The wide, panoramic windows are perfect for soaking up the view, plus they serve Pisco Sours on board.

When it comes to bucket list experiences, this is up there with the very best.

Bucket List South America

6. Buenos Aires, Argentina

A cosmopolitan blend of European style and Latin flair,  Buenos Aires is a vibrant and colourful city. It’s up at the top of our bucket list destinations in South America.

Bookstores set in palatial theatres, salsa dancing in the streets and brightly painted neighbourhoods… These are just some of what makes Buenos Aires so beautiful.

Bucket List South America

7. Bogotá, Colombia

Bogotá is the capital of Colombia. It’s a city with great vibes and friendly locals. What more could you ask for? We love its mix of modern buildings with Colonial-era landmarks.

A trip to Bogotá is the perfect way to begin any journey through Colombia. It offers a great starting point for learning about the culture in this wonderful country.

Bucket List South America

Sarah Clayton-Lea

Co-founder of Big 7 Travel, Sarah created the company through her passion for championing the world's best food and travel experiences. Before her career in digital media, where she previously held roles such as Editor of Food&Wine Ireland, Sarah worked in the hospitality industry in Dublin and New York.

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