About Rich at Adventure Travel South America

Hi, my name is Rich and I am a 24 year old travel enthusiast living in London, UK. My fascination with South America all began when I spent seven months travelling across the continent in 2009. This was an idea that myself, Tom and Jonnie had been plotting before we all left University and it delivered an experience greater than any of us could have hoped for.

Rich overlooking Machu Picchu
Rich overlooking Machu Picchu

For me South America offered the complete travel experience. It was the chance to experience an alien culture, to learn a new language and to go somewhere that was a bit out of the comfort zone. It was also the continent that had so many of the places I had always dreamed of seeing, whether that be standing on Sugarloaf mountain watching the sun set across Rio or waiting for the magical ruins of Machu Picchu to appear through the mist.

Beer after Lost City Trek
Beer after Lost City Trek

South America's popularity amongst travellers has increased massively during recent years and many of the countries now have booming economies and are continuing to improve the infrastructure required to be a travelling hotspot. I must admit when I went it was not a particularly common destination within my peer group with most opting to travel around Australia and Thailand. What I can promise is that if you choose to travel South America you will be richly rewarded.

My route took me across the whole continent through Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador and Colombia and whilst all the obvious tourist attractions lived up to expectation, I found that it was the lesser known places that really captured my imagination. Perhaps the beauty of South America is that there is so much to explore that there is an almost never ending list of hidden gems just waiting to be uncovered. Hopefully through this website we can help to make sure that when you make a visit, you will not miss out on anything!