I’ve been to every country in South America except for the three that no one ever goes to (Suriname, French Guiana, and Guyana). From my 17 months of experience there, these are the four trips I’m recommending if you only have time for a two-week vacation…
The Newbie Trip (Argentina)
Why You Should Go: The country is relatively safe and has lots of sights, making it a great place to break your South American cherry. Most importantly, it has women that will wow you, especially if you’re coming from fat America. Tourist infrastructure is well-developed and easy to use, though beginner Spanish will make your trip more enjoyable.
Why You Shouldn’t Go: There’s a high chance you won’t get laid.
The Easy Grenades & Old Rocks Trip (Peru)
Why You Should Go: It’s cheap as hell, the archaeological sites will keep you busy, and Peruvian women think the white man is god, making it an ideal trip for game beginners to get their feet wet with flagging (as long as they’re not too picky).
Why You Shouldn’t Go: Women are generally ugly and you’ll probably get a foodborne illness.
Fun In The Sun Trip (Brazil)
Why You Should Go: Assuming you visit during our winter (December-March), you’ll enjoy nice beaches while trying to bang sexy women. Brazilian culture is by far the most exciting and colorful in South America.
Why You Shouldn’t Go: It’s expensive and the women are becoming increasingly snobby.
Nonstop Game Trip (Colombia)
Why You Should Go: Colombia is made for 24-7 approaching, particularly during the day and on the internet. If you go hard you should be able to pick up a couple notches.
Why You Shouldn’t Go: Girls are flakey and don’t speak much English. Conversational Spanish is somewhat required.
South America is a huge continent and offers dozens of additional cities that are worth a visit, but I believe the above four itineraries are best for guys who don’t have a whole lot of time for long-term exploration. They’ll give you good experience for future trips within the continent.
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