As backpacking destinations go, South America is King and Queen of the Jungle. It’s a place that doesn’t do small. Within its 12 nations lie many of earth’s most impressive historical sites and natural features, from the Amazon Rainforest to the Andes mountains. Each country has a fascinating history and unique culture to be explored. It’s a place to challenge yourself, learn new skills and have the time of your life at some of the world’s best parties. There’s truly something for every backpacker on this incredible continent. Read on for the ultimate backpacking South America guide.