South America is one of the most culturally rich and diverse continents in the world. While a mention of the continent brings to mind its portrayal in Netflix series like Narcos, small-batch tequila makers and huge capitals like Rio De Janeiro and Buenos Aires, there is a lot more to South America than meets the eye.
For one, its diverse natural landscapes include the world’s biggest rainforest, the highest mountain range outside Asia (the Andes), the icy landscapes of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego, and the world’s tallest waterfall. On the other end of the scale, its stunning cities are a sight to behold, too.
Yes, most of us probably already have an existing bucket list with destinations that’ll take years to tick off — but there’s no harm in adding one or two more. Without further ado, here are lesser-known cities in South America you should check out for your next vacation.