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South America

This vast continent showcases Mother Nature in all her glory, with soaring mountain ranges, hulking glaciers, verdant rainforests and gleaming white-sand beaches.

Visit South America to discover a diverse range of countries and terrain. From the salt flats of Bolivia, to the golden beaches of Brazil, to Argentina’s towering mountain ranges, adventure always awaits. Hike up active volcanos, cheer alongside passionate soccer fans at a national stadium and go swimming with the local marine life just offshore.

South America was home to influential ancient civilizations, whose legacy can still be felt today. Explore the fabled ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru and survey the monumental stone head statues on Easter Island.

The continent’s European colonial rulers have also left their mark. Spanish is spoken across much of the continent and Portuguese dominates in Brazil, though many tribes and indigenous people still speak their own native languages. 

Make the city of Cuzco your base while exploring the Andes Mountains in Peru. See the floating reed islands of Lake Titicaca, which straddles Peru and Bolivia, or walk the colorful streets of lively Lima.

Ecuador offers enchanting colonial towns such as Quito, as well as rainforest treks through the Amazon. Journey offshore to Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands, where one-of-a-kind species, including giant tortoises and blue-footed boobies roam free.

Get a feel for Brazilian culture in Rio de Janeiro, a beachside city known for its street markets, love of soccer and fun-loving culture. Get in on the action with a match at Maracana Stadium.

For beautiful colonial architecture, head for Cartagena on Colombia’s northern coast.

At the southern tip of South America, Chile and Argentina are where you’ll find rolling vineyards and plenty of adventure sport opportunities. Whether you enjoy mountain biking, horseback riding or hiking, Patagonia is the place for you.

With plenty of international airports, South America is easier than ever to explore. Use local buses to get you from one place to another. Sign up for guided tours and treks to explore the continent efficiently and safely.

Whether you’re after rugged mountain interiors, sandy coastlines or remote islands, South America has everything you need for a memorable vacation.


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Rochester Classic Rs3,688
Reviewed on 5 Jan 2019
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Rochester Classic

Rochester Classic

Esmeralda 542, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal
     
    3.7 of 5
    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    WiFi doesn't reach the bedroom. In the lobby, everything works fine

    Regal Pacific Buenos Aires Rs8,528
    Reviewed on 3 Dec 2019
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    Regal Pacific Buenos Aires

    Regal Pacific Buenos Aires

    25 De Mayo, 764, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal
       
      4.4 of 5
      4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Overall 5 stars and will consider to stay again next time. Service, location, staff all are excellent except two minor issue: Better to have more US standard power socket. and the elliptical machine is difficult to set, need uograde

      Almacruz Hotel y Centro de Convenciones (Ex Galerías) Rs5,298
      Reviewed on 30 Sep 2019
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      Almacruz Hotel y Centro de Convenciones (Ex Galerías)

      Almacruz Hotel y Centro de Convenciones (Ex Galerías)

      San Antonio 65, Santiago, Region Metropolitana
         
        4.0 of 5
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Staff courteous, professional. Food delicious. Junior suite was clean. Cleaning staff very receptive to my needs. Hotel driver first-rate, courteous, professional. Concierge attentive, courteous. A first-rate experience for me at Alma Cruz Hotel.

        Argentina Tango Hotel Rs1,666
        Reviewed on 5 Nov 2019
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        Argentina Tango Hotel

        Argentina Tango Hotel

        Suipacha 545, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal
           
          2.8 of 5
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Breakfast was not up to scratch as there was no protein component. Lifts need upgrading and are noisy

          Mercure Santiago Centro
          Reviewed on 25 Jun 2019
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          Mercure Santiago Centro

          Mercure Santiago Centro

          Av. Libertador Bernardo O Higgins, 632, Centro, Santiago, Region Metropolitana
             
            4.1 of 5
            3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            The staff was great, very helpful and kind, Restaurant and reception, food was amazing and breakfast was awesome

            Globales Republica Rs3,596
            Reviewed on 1 Oct 2019
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            Globales Republica

            Globales Republica

            Cerrito 370, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal
               
              3.7 of 5
              3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Excellent location and value for money! Very clean!

              Departamentos Amoblados Torre Tagle Rs2,666
              Reviewed on 27 Feb 2019
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              Departamentos Amoblados Torre Tagle

              Departamentos Amoblados Torre Tagle

              Monjitas 744, Santiago, Region Metropolitana
                 
                3.8 of 5
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                This was our second time at Torre Tagle in 2 weeks, everything was OK except the bed is most uncomfortable, needs to be replaced. Apt 919

                Hilton Buenos Aires Rs12,979
                Reviewed on 11 Nov 2019
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                Hilton Buenos Aires

                Hilton Buenos Aires

                Av Macacha Guemes 351, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal
                   
                  4.4 of 5
                  4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Nice hotel if you can get in. It’s location is the best on Puerto Madero the room price is overrated but my guess it’s because of the location. Breakfast buffet is excellent, I have stayed at three other hotels and noticed the hotels have cut down on the buffet offerings. The hotel despite the overrated ...

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