Discover South America

When you learn about LGBT rights issues in South America, you will probably find out that the record is poorer than in North America our Europe, but it is not a reason to cross the whole continent pout of your must-see list because there are places that are worth visiting and they are completely safe for the tourists from the rainbow community.

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu (Peru) was initially part of a highly advanced network of around 40,000 trails for Incas to stay connected and to communicate regardless of the distance. It’s a tough four days trek through the Sacred Valley, reaching altitudes of up to 4,215m (13,828 ft). And when you are tired of walking the trails, it’s time to eat. Peru is a perfect destination for food enthis8iasts. Peru is the culinary capital of South America. According to the World Travel Awards, Peru was voted the World’s Leading Culinary Destination for 2016, and has won the award every year since 2012.

The Galapagos Islands are geographically related to relatively conservative Ecuador, so the attitude to LGBT people is rather cold. But these volcanic islands with beautiful landscapes in the middle of the ocean should be visited anyway. The best way to see the Galapagos islands is with a cruise. There is a range of cruise operators for all budgets offering tours in the Galapagos, gay cruises also often include them in their routes.

If you go to Argentina or Uruguay, you may be surprised to find out that tango, now known as the most passionate dance, was invented as a battle between two men. So, you can learn to dance it, combining its historic roots and current features.

If you love trekking, then Torres del Paine in Chile should be high up on your bucket list of places to visit in South America. Torres del Paine is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was also voted one of the Eight Wonders of the World by in 2013.