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Itinerary / Routes for Backpacking South America 2012 - Trip 5

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"An itinerary for backpacking must never be set in stone!"


Trip 5 Itinerary (May 2012 - September 2013)

- Starting from Buenos Aires and heading north visiting new places along the way, winding up in Colombia where I lived for the rest of the year.

This is a nice itinerary from Buenos Aires heading slightly north to a few places close to Uruguay then crossing into Uruguay to visit some of the beautiful little towns that sit along the Uruguay River. Heading east towards Montevideo then northward. The most amazing thing about this route is how I got from Uruguay to Paraguay through the night passing through the corner of Brazil and through Argentina! The route northwest from Paraguay was up through the Gran Chaco into Bolivia. From Bolivia I wanted to get to the Peruvian coast and head north passing through some places to get to Ecuador. From Ecuador continuing north stopping at places all the way up to Cali - Colombia. The route from one place to another seems quite obvious a lot of the time!

Flew from New Zealand
Buenos Aires - Argentina
Rosario - Argentina
Santa Fe - Argentina
Parana - Argentina
Colon - Argentina
Paysandu - Uruguay
Mercedes - Uruguay
Mercedes to Carmelo - Uruguay
Carmelo - Uruguay
Colonia del Sacramento - Uruguay
Montevideo - Uruguay
Tacuarembo - Uruguay
Posadas - Argentina
Encarnacion & the Jesuit Ruins - Paraguay
Encarnacion to Paraguari - Paraguay
Paraguari - Paraguay
Asuncion - Paraguay
Filadelfia - Paraguay
Gran Chaco - Paraguay
Concepcion - Paraguay
Gran Chaco to Santa Cruz - Bolivia
Santa Cruz - Bolivia
La Paz - Bolivia
Desaguadero - Bolivia
Arequipa - Peru
Chimbote - Peru
Mancora - Peru
Huaquillas - Ecuador
Guayaquil - Ecuador
Manta - Tarqui Beach - Ecuador
Portoviejo - Ecuador
Quito - Ecuador
Quito to Tulcan - Ecuador
Ipiales - Colombia
Pasto to Popayan - Colombia
Popayan - Colombia
Cali - Colombia
Santa Marta - Colombia
Taganga - Colombia
Minca - Colombia