After crossing the Darien Gap with our motorcycle on a sailboat from Panama, we got back onto dry land (with relief), and entered the rugged continent of South America. Starting in Colombia, we rode the Andes Mountains all the way down to the most southern tip of the Americas: Ushuaia in Argentina.
Explore with us:
After Marisa recovered from a bout of pneumonia in Tayrona, we headed into the mountains of Colombia to discover picture-perfect Spanish colonial villages with stunning views of the lush landscape.
As we made loops around Ecuador, we discovered that it's at a perfect crossroads between the majestic Incan culture of the High Andes, and the tropical Latin vibes of the steaming jungles and coast.
Peru so far is my favorite country for rugged roads through high-altitude scenery. It was breathtaking (literally). Check out our photos, and tell me I'm wrong.
The Bolivian visa for Americans is expensive ($160/pp), so we almost didn't go. But I'm so glad we did because this amazing country gave us some of our most memorable experiences.
Chile & Argentina
As we zig-zagged our way through Chile and Argentina, we came across canyons and deserts, jagged peaks and glaciers, and we even saw some penguins at the end of the world.