Get one of your more unique passport stamps by taking a day trip to Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay, from Buenos Aires. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Colonia del Sacramento is a charming destination, full of historic buildings along the Rio de la Plata. The ferry ride from Buenos Aires is under 90 minutes, giving you plenty of time to check out the sights! From the incredibly Instagrammable Calle de Los Suspiros to a café you’ll remember for years to come, you’ll love your day trip to Colonia! Updated January 2023 with annotated map and video!
Valparíso, Chile, is a feast for the eyes, and filled with poetry for the soul. The glory of this historic port city, once the one of the wealthiest cities in South America, has faded, but the vibrant street art scene, born out of resistance to the brutal right-wing Pinochet regime, makes this a must-do day trip if you find yourself in Santiago. Updated post with info for solo female travel, a detailed map to help you get where you need to go, and video to inspire your trip!
You simply must add taking the bus up and over the Andes mountains from Santiago to Mendoza to your Wanderlust List. Absolute gobsmacking scenery make this a must do! Check out the video, too, if you need more convincing! This post contains everything you need to plan your trip, including a detailed map.