07/13/2012 07:29 am ET | Updated Sep 12, 2012

Top Adventurous Activities In South America (PHOTOS)

Since travel became my way of life almost a decade ago, I've come to realize that a conventional travel itinerary was just not enough to feed my thirst for adventure.

From diving with sharks to jumping out of a plane, I've injected bulks of adrenaline into my open-ended journey around the world.

Over the next few months, I will be sharing my favorite adventures from various corners of the world; to kick off the series, here are some of my favorite ones from South America.

(All images courtesy of G Adventures Wanderers in Residence blogger Nellie Huang of Wild Junket)

6 Adventurous South America Activities