Ok so I am looking into travelling South America from 12/16-1/20. Here is a rough itinerary. I'll be coming from the states
fly into Sao Paulo. travel around nearby villages/city for 1 week
Rio De Janiero for Christmas/New Years
Punta del Este-3 days
Buenos Aires-1 week
La Paz-4 days
Puno-Lake Titicacca-2/3 days
Cuzco-Machu Pichu-6 days
Plan on using bus travel, perhaps airline between Brazil-Uraguay-BA.
Very flexible on this trip, just open to adventure
Im Carolina, I´d want to help you, but I live in Chile. so if you decide to come to Chile, I can give you some point.
Let me know!
I'm also looking for travel mates
Sao Paulo has a fair bit of crime so not a good place to travel around.
Rio has the beaches, the statue and .......
I quite liked Buenos Aires but not a lot to do there.
A number of good day trips from Cuzco and the city itself is worth a look around. A day sees everything in Machu Picchu, unless you are going to hike there instead of taking a train and bus.
Many miss out Lima though it is certainly worth at least a day or two there.
Uruguay as in Montevideo is only a short hop from BA and I spent a nice day there.
Chile as in Santiago isn't far from Lima on the map but the bus takes 30 hours so I flew instead. Not cheap.