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Why Now is the Time for South America

Updated: March 9, 2022

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San Rafael Falls in Ecuador

San Rafael Falls in Ecuador

With promises of the Amazon Rainforest to Andean peaks, celebrated beaches to intriguing ancient ruins, South America is a destination of diversity that offers a mixture of natural majesty and captivating heritage. 

With ideal weather, safe travel experiences, and overflowing with unique things to see and do, your vacation will begin with a warm welcome and end with fantastic memories. 

Whether sipping wine in Argentina or visiting the giant tortoises on the Galapagos, now is the time for exploring it all. 

Overview

  1. The Weather Is Perfect
  2. Discover Endless Things to Do
  3. Experience Incredible Hospitality and a Warm Welcome
  4. Top Recommendations for a Spectacular Vacation
  5. Ready to Plan Your Trip to South America?

The Weather Is Perfect

Palm trees and blue Caribbean water on the beach of San Juan del Guia in Tayrona National Park

Tayrona National Park, Colombia

South America and the Southern Hemisphere have fantastic opportunities to enjoy no matter the time of year. The changing seasons open up new adventures across the continent for an ideal time to discover new destinations like Patagonia or Colombia’s Caribbean coastline.

Over the next few months of March, April and May, you can capture the beauty across countries like Peru, Chile, and Argentina. More tropical and equatorial destinations such as Brazil, Colombia, and Ecuador enjoy warmer seasonal weather, perfect for exploring the wide variety of ecosystems.

Whether eager to trek the Machu Picchu Trail, visit the Pantanal, lounge on Caribbean beaches, or travel within the depths of the rugged wilderness to view hanging glaciers, the shoulder seasons of March to May offer ideal weather for unforgettable opportunities.

Discover Endless Things to Do

Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu, Peru

From the Andes Mountains to the famous Brazilian beaches you are spoiled with the choice of how to explore and enjoy a new destination according to your travel preferences and desired experiences.

With surprising luxury and exclusive opportunities abounding, travelers are often surprised by the high-end experience and endless possibilities.

Trek across the Argentinean pampas on horseback, explore the snow-white sands of the Atacama Desert or venture into the wilderness to find unobstructed views of Incan ruins.

Whether looking for cosmopolitan charm in vibrant cities like Colombia’s Cali or eager to witness the fabulous wildlife of the Galapagos Islands, you can embrace the diversity that stretches from artistic heritage to traditional culture, untouched nature to mouthwatering cuisine.

Learn more: South America Travel Guide

Experience Incredible Hospitality and a Warm Welcome

Baby sea lion on the beach in the Galapagos

Baby sea lion on the beach in the Galapagos

Countries in South America with established tourist infrastructures are eager and excited to welcome visitors. Many of the countries across the continent have been open for months, which allows them to successfully welcome back travelers with ease, comfort, and attentive services.

While the established travel logistics may change from country to country, hotels, guides, and tourism services focus on giving you the best possible experience, whether with recognized safety measures or thinking outside of the box to create an unforgettable guided tour.

No matter how you prefer to travel, you can expect a warm welcome with incredible hospitality as locals inside and out of the tourism industry receive your visit with enthusiasm.

Learn more: South America Travel Agents and Reviews

Top Recommendations for a Spectacular Vacation

No matter what kind of traveler you are, South America can bring you an exciting adventure or unforgettable luxury. Each destination is unique and provides distinctive experiences based on the local culture, topography, and how you want to experience them all.

Whether eager to trek the Andes Mountains, explore the Amazon Rainforest, lounge on a white-sand beach, or simply visit galleries that feature local artists in a colonial town, every destination will speak to your spectacular vacation.

Argentina

Argentina is geographical diversity on display and preserved cultural heritage in action. With unique ecosystems that range from soaring Andean peaks to harsh desert sands, remote tropical jungle to glistening Patagonian glaciers, the unforgettable architectural traditions only enhance their surrounding natural wonders.

With Spanish colonial towns, expansive high-altitude vineyards, the quintessential neighborhoods of Buenos Aires, and the remarkable plains known for ranches and gauchos, Argentina defies singularity. Celebrate traditional marvels that range from the tango to Iguazu Falls, charming penguins to iconic food and wine.  Learn more: Argentina Tours & Vacations | Argentina Travel Guide

Peru

Peru is a complex combination of diverse cultures, distinctive ecosystems, and impressive history that creates an unforgettable experience. Ancient settlements, fantastic museums, and mouthwatering cuisine all embody the country’s cultural diversity and demonstrate Peru’s wonder.

From the highest navigable lake in the world to the legend of Machu Picchu, the mysteries of the Nazca Lines to the enticing wildlife of the Amazon, luxurious Pacific beaches to traditional Andean towns, Peru is a delight to discover.  Learn more: Peru Tours & Vacations | Peru Travel Guide

Galapagos & Ecuador

Ecuador is timeless in its beauty and distinction with colonial towns, white-sand beaches, Andean culture, Amazon rainforest, and renowned Galapagos islands. Whether exploring the grandeur of the entire country or discovering the wonders of the Galapagos, you can find adventure overflowing in the heritage, wildlife, and scenery.

With highland haciendas or remote island lava fields, you can experience cultural and geological diversity, search for tropical birds or witness the famous blue-footed boobies with each new experience accentuating the tenants that make Ecuador and the Galapagos fascinations.  Learn more: Galapagos Vacations | Galapagos Travel Guide

Brazil

Exotic plants, vibrant wildlife, colorful culture, and golden- to white-sand beaches create the captivating ambiance of Brazil. Metropolises move to a specific rhythm, and the natural landscape exudes an otherworldly beauty. With red-rock canyons and crashing waterfalls, tropical islands fringed with coral to dense rainforest supporting pink dolphins and scarlet macaws, your sensory will be on overload.

The diversity of possibilities spans captivating flavors and idyllic beaches, jungle exploration, and world-class museums to create a tropical paradise perfect for the unique experiences any kind of traveler craves. Learn more: Brazil Tours & Vacations | Brazil Travel Guide

Colombia

Colombia is a land of surprising treasures and remote corners, where contrasts converge to show you Andean peaks and tropical jungle, idyllic Caribbean beaches to deserts blanketed with the sun. Colonial towns, cosmopolitan cities, coffee culture, and salsa music lift a spirited ambiance across the country while the alluring outdoors provide countless opportunities for adventure.

Whether looking into colonial history or eager to watch for whales along the Pacific coast, interested in trekking to a forgotten Incan temple or eager to lounge on a tropical beach, Colombia can feel unspoiled and enchanting. Learn more: Colombia Tours & Vacations

Chile

Chile is an enchanting country of extraordinary nature. The snowcapped Andean mountains disappear along the edges of the white-washed sands of the Atacama Desert, the towers of Torres del Paine National Park fade behind the horizon when visiting Easter Island. Chile feels like an exciting adventure that urges you to slow down and enjoy the experience.

Vineyards spread across the lavish wine region. Museums and art galleries line the neighborhoods of Santiago. The reputation of Pablo Neruda looms large in the preserved architecture and design of the poet’s homes. From ancient forests to parched dunes, fjords to volcanic slopes, Chile is equal parts pristine and enticing. Learn more: Chile Tours & Vacations | Chile Travel Guide

Related: Best Countries to Visit in South America

Ready to Plan Your Trip to South America?

Woman in traditional Peruvian clothings walking in Chinchero village

Chinchero, Peru

The countries in South America display the wide variety of cultural and natural diversity that can introduce you to Andean villages or Amazonian boom-towns, cosmopolitan cities or colonial settlements that feel immersed in the connective landscapes.

With the marvels of nature spanning snowy peaks to hanging glaciers, penguins to caiman, you can learn more about how to plan your best South America trip by calling our team at 1-888-265-9707 or by filling out a Trip Request.

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