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Exploring South America:
10 Unique Experiences to Challenge yourself

South America is a continent of unparalleled diversity and adventure, offering experiences that ignite the spirit of exploration and leave lasting memories. From the depths of the Amazon to the heights of the Andes, each adventure is a step into the extraordinary, inviting you to discover the magic of this captivating continent. 

photo by @wearecrazyenough in rio de janeiro

1. paragliding Over Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Having soared over many stunning landscapes worldwide, paragliding in Rio de Janeiro ranks among our most exhilarating experiences. The cityscape unfolds beneath you with Christ the Redeemer towering in the distance, while the warm breeze and panoramic views of the coast and mountains create an unforgettable sensation of freedom. You really fell like a bird up in the air. 

photo by @wearecrazyenough in colombia with wiwa tribe

2. Visit the Wiwa Tribe and Stay in Their Village, Colombia

Our journey through Colombia led us to the remote Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, where staying in the Wiwa tribe’s village provided a profound immersion into indigenous culture. Surrounded by majestic mountains, we learned firsthand about their traditions, sustainable lifestyle, and deep connection to the land—an enriching experience that left us with a renewed respect for ancient wisdom. Know more here

photo by @wearecrazyenough in favela rocinha, brazil

3. Visit a Favela in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Visiting a favela in Rio de Janeiro might sound intimidating at first, but with a knowledgeable local guide, it can turn into one of the most enriching and memorable experiences of your life. Our adventure in the favela do Vidigal, including a climb to the top of Morro dos Dois Irmãos at sunrise, proved just that. Our visit to Vidigal and the climb up Morro dos Dois Irmãos was more than just a tourist activity; it was a journey of discovery and connection. We left with a deeper appreciation for the resilience and spirit of the people living in these communities and a new perspective on the diverse and complex nature of Rio de Janeiro. 

photo by @wearecrazyenough in an argentine gaucho ranch, buenos aires

4. Play Polo in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Polo is one of the oldest and coolest sports in Argentina, and we decided to give it a shot while we were in Buenos Aires. Even though we had never ridden a horse before, we were up for the challenge and wanted to try something new. It turned out to be an awesome experience! Afterward, we wrapped up the day with a delicious asado, which was the perfect way to celebrate our first polo adventure. 

photo by @wearecrazyenough in salar uyuni, bolivia

5. Visit Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia

Do you know those places that you expect to be amazing, and yet they surpass even your wildest expectations? Salar de Uyuni, the largest salt flat in the world, is one such place. Spanning over 10,000 square kilometers in Bolivia, this otherworldly landscape captivates with its endless expanse of white salt crust, which creates surreal reflections of the sky during the rainy season. When dry, the flat transforms into a vast, geometric pattern of hexagonal tiles, offering an eerie yet mesmerizing view. Beyond its visual splendor, Salar de Uyuni holds rich lithium reserves, making it both a natural wonder and a significant economic resource. 

photo by @wearecrazyenough, in amazonia, bolivia

6. Explore the Amazon in Bolivia

Our exploration of Bolivia’s Amazon rainforest immersed us in one of Earth’s most biodiverse regions. Navigating twisting rivers, trekking through dense foliage, and encountering diverse wildlife deepened our appreciation for nature’s wonders. This part of the Amazon in Bolivia remains almost untouched by humans, and the visits are conducted with great respect for the environment, which is something we truly appreciate. 

drone footage by @wearecrazyenough at  Death Road, Bolivia

7. Cycle the Death Road in Bolivia

Cycling Death Road in Bolivia was a crazy enough adventure that took us from the heights of La Paz down an iconic route known for its challenging terrain and stunning scenery. Descending through misty mountainsides and lush jungle, navigating hairpin turns and waterfalls, the experience was exhilarating and unforgettable. It wasn’t just about the adrenaline rush; it was a chance to immerse ourselves in Bolivia’s natural beauty and push our limits in a breathtaking setting. Cycling Death Road was an epic journey that left us with lasting memories and a deep appreciation for the thrill of exploration. 

photo by @wearecrazyenough in the biggest urban dunes in the world, iquique (chile)

8. Sandboarding in Iquique, Chile

Sandboarding the biggest urban dunes in the world, was an unforgettable adventure. We fell countless times, and it was incredibly challenging at first. But with persistence and many attempts, we finally got the hang of it. Gliding down the dunes, we were able to fully enjoy the thrilling sand descent while taking in an amazing sunset that made all the effort worthwhile. 

photo by @wearecrazyenough in rio de janeiro, brazil

9. Experience Inverted Rapel in Brazil

Seeking unconventional thrills worldwide, inverted rappelling in Brazil challenged us to defy gravity while descending vertical cliffs. Suspended headfirst, we marveled at the natural beauty surrounding us. We even got this epic shot, for our memories of being crazy enough all over the world. 

photo by @wearecrazyenough in huayana potosi, bolivia

10. Climb Huayna Potosi in Bolivia

Our adventure in Bolivia led us to one of the most breathtaking and challenging experiences of our world travels: climbing Huayna Potosí, a majestic peak in the Andes. Standing at 6,088 meters (19,974 feet), this iconic mountain is renowned for its stunning views and demanding ascent. What made our climb truly extraordinary was the company of Cecilia, a remarkable Cholita Escaladora. You can see more about this experience here.

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