Well, a decade ago we flew into Guatemala before moving on to Lima, Cuzco (Machu Pichu) and then La Paz in Bolivia and a short tour around that country. Much to our surprise, Machu Pichu was well worth the visit, La Paz is just bizarre and we'd go back to Guatemala in a nano-second. about 10 years ago
I think you must travel to Peru, Argentina and Brazil. These countries have very interesting places to go to. Very different but awsome.
The cheaper is Argentina. If you are interested on my answer please ask more and i can give you more info about it. My brother has a travel agency in Argentina and he can give you a hand on this matter. Al depends on where you want to go and what do you want to do in south america. Do you want beaches? forest? Alpinism/Andinism? Go to see whales and pinguins? Waterfalls?
Whatever, answer me and i will give you a hand on this.
Thanks about 10 years ago
Brazil, Brazil, and Brazil! :D
I'd suggest Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, and Natal (or some other city in the Northeast with great beaches). Brazil is huge so there is a lot to see. If you want to see more places you can perhaps try to check the Amazon forest from Manaus, or the Iguaçu Falls from Foz do Iguaçu. about 10 years ago
Im from Colombia and known another places of the continent. We have beaches as in Brazil (ask to Mick Jager), we have mountains and snow like Peru or Chile, have culture and art like Argentina. And is really cheap. I've travelled to all those countries and are absolutely wonderful, really. Maybe you could try ti focus your travel in some topic, culture... begin in Colombia and follow the Andes until you reach argentinean glaciers. For beach begin with Cartagena and travel to all the coast following Venezuela, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, etc. about 10 years ago