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Visit South America by bus

Located between the Caribbean Sea, the Pacific Ocean and the South Atlantic Ocean, South America is the wilder of the Americas and truly a continent of contrasts and of superlatives. It is the home of world’s biggest rainforest (Amazon), the largest river (Amazon), the highest mountain range outside of Asia (The Andes) , the world’s tallest waterfall (Angle Falls) and let’s not forget the stunning Galapagos Islands. The continent is also dotted with important historical sites, cosmopolite cites and colorful festivals.

While flying is the fastest way to get from one point to another, if you want to capture the beauty of the continent you have to travel on the ground. Driving can be a good choice but it’s definitely not for everyone, especially if the driving conditions are different than in the country you are from. So that leaves trains and buses to choose from.

Typically, buses are the cheapest way to get around any country in South America. Plus you can choose one (or more) of the amazing bus journeys in South America to do on your next vacation.

Argentina, the country of tango, soccer, excellent food and wine, can also be experienced on a bus ride. And best of all, you can spend time in the cities along the way and soak up the local atmosphere. Look for airfare to Argentina and fly into the capital of Buenos Aires. It is well served by airlines from all over the world, so finding cheap airfare shouldn’t be hard. Then, travel to Salta, either by plane or bus. Book one of the hostels in Salta because you will want to spend several days here. From here take the bus to Tilcara. Continue all the way to Iruya , stopping in Humahuaca.

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