My three amigos and I are looking to spend some time in SA this July for roughly 25+ days. Our preliminary research has really only told us one thing, this continent is huge and we need to limit our destinations to a reasonable plan.
I am a novice traveler who mainly has just started crossing off US states (bout 30) and some Mexico, one friend has lived in Florence Italy for a semester and seen Europe a couple times, the last I think has been to every continent minus south africa and south America.
Us three would like to see some great cities, history, nightlife, beaches, and of course nature.
Right now we're looking at landing in Buenos Aires, going to the falls, maybe stopping at Montevideo (dont know much about it though), then Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.
Also we think that Patagonia and Amazonia are key.
My question is what should we reasonable aim for? We will be traveling by bus and staying cheap where safe. We've considered doing an eco tour.