A short summary of what I experienced in South America (1H2016).
Some additional notes:
- As an European I did not need any Visa in any of the countries I have been.
- I did not need at any point a Carnet de Passage.
- It is possible to get a vehicle insurance which covers: Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru. Insurance for Colombia is mandatory and was obtained at Suramericana www.sura.com. Ecuador, no insurance required.