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Challenging? Check. Rewarding? Beyond your wildest dreams. South America is made for travel-the gripping, spine-tingling, adrenaline-charged type of travel you live for. Tred the Cordillera Blanca, glide along the Amazon, explore lost cities and samba up a storm. For backpackers, by backpackers, this best-selling, unbeatable guide gives you the tools you need to create your own adventure.
Get Off The Trail-emerging hot-spots, overlooked attractions, alternatives to the Inca Trail-our authors go beyond the obvious, and show you how to do the same.
Live On The Edge-the best spots for hiking, skiing, diving, surfing, rafting, paragliding, and other thrills.
Straight Talk-opinionated reviews ensure you won't waste a precious peso.
Tread Lightly-make a positive impact with sustainable-travel tips and volunteering opportunities.
The market-leading guide to South America now in its tenth edition. More off-the-beaten track destinations and DIY features to help readers get off the "gringo trail." Essential language section including Spanish, Portuguese, Quechua, Aymara, and Sranan Tongo. Expanded focus throughout, from surfing in Brazil to trekking in Patagonia.
For 30 years, Lonely Planet has been the backpackers' bible for South America. Whether you're trekking the Andes, gliding through the Amazon or joining a wild festival, our unbeatable 11th edition is your key to adventure.
Lonely Planet guides are written by experts who get to the heart of every destination they visit. This fully updated edition is packed with accurate, practical and honest advice, designed to give you the information you need to make the most of your trip.
In This Guide:
Full color highlights chapter with top picks from other travelers
Detailed itineraries help you decide where to begin
More maps than any other South America guidebook - over 200!
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