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South America Holiday

Sunbathe on gorgeous beaches, ski, watch exceptional soccer and appreciate the fascinating customs of indigenous cultures.  

South America is a land of contrasts, with equatorial rainforests and snow-capped mountains, thriving modern cities and ruins of ancient civilization. Spend days or weeks in multiple countries to experience the culture, beauty and excitement across the continent. 

Enjoy modern art and architecture and historic indigenous and European roots in one of the world’s great cities, Buenos Aires, capital of Argentina. Practice your Spanish and watch a tango, with a timeless expression of emotion via dance. For outdoor excitement, hike and ski in the jagged mountains of Tierra del Fuego and Patagonia, the region that includes parts of Argentina and Chile

Brazil occupies nearly half the continent. Its Atlantic beaches include Rio de Janeiro’s famous Ipanema as well as less celebrated gems, such as Baia do Sancho and Lopes Mendes. Inland, the mighty Amazon River offers rainforest trekking, whitewater adventures and ecotourism. Surprisingly deep in the rainforest, the Renaissance opera house built in Manaus in the late 1800s now hosts a philharmonic orchestra. Watch soccer in the country where Pelé, Ronaldo and other great football players were born.

Explore history at the Jesuit ruins of La Santísima Trinidad de Paraná in Paraguay, pre-Columbian ruins in El Fuerte de Samaipata in Bolivia, the walled early colonial city of Cartagena in Colombia and the high-altitude fortress of the Incas in Machu Picchu, Peru

Exceptional natural experiences abound. Brazil’s Chapada Diamantina National Park features mountains and waterfalls. Lake Titicaca lies high in the Andes Mountains between Peru and Bolivia. Venezuela’s Angel Falls drops an incredible distance. Stand with your feet on either side of the equator in Ecuador and see if you feel dizzy. 

Appreciate the mix of culture, tradition, music, costumes and food from Quechua, Guaraní and hundreds of other indigenous peoples throughout the region. South American food specialties include Argentine beef with a delicious dessert of flan with a sweet dulce de leche syrup. In Brazil, eat all you want at a churrascaria with a dozen varieties of meat. Accompany your meal with a caipirinha made from a spirit distilled from sugar cane. Have feijoada, the Brazilian black bean stew served every Sunday.

History, nature and culture come alive in South America. Enjoy interacting with the warm people of the continent throughout the year. Visit for the special celebration of Carnaval in the spring.


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Rochester Classic AU$73
Reviewed on 3 Nov. 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

    The hotel was neat but not as well kept as it could have been. There were some broken items in the room, particularly the bathroom. It all worked but it was just not top form.

    Regal Pacific Buenos Aires AU$182
    Reviewed on 18 Feb. 2020
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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

      Everything very good. Thank you for exceptional service.

      Almacruz Hotel y Centro de Convenciones (Ex Galerías) AU$130
      Reviewed on 19 Feb. 2020
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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 were really friendly answered any questions they could and called on someone else if they weren’t sure

        Argentina Tango Hotel AU$49
        Reviewed on 5 Nov. 2019
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        Argentina Tango Hotel

        Argentina Tango Hotel

        Suipacha 545, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal
           
          2.7 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 27 Oct. 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

            ✔️Amazing caring staff during the October Riots very close to the Hotel. Truly concerned about our safety and wellbeing. The procedure of keeping us safe in the basement during the scary fighting and looting and teargassing worked perfectly. I was evacuated by the hotel management, all the guests ...

            Globales Republica AU$71
            Reviewed on 29 Jan. 2020
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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

              every thingtn yhe hotel was finefrin service to perdinal

              Departamentos Amoblados Torre Tagle AU$66
              Reviewed on 23 Jan. 2020
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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

                Excellent value. We had booked two bedrooms apart, and it was very spacious. Good facilities in the building with coin laundry and rooftop swimming pool. We enjoyed our relaxing stay.

                Hilton Buenos Aires AU$292
                Reviewed on 16 Feb. 2020
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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

                  The hotel is super good and the room is very clean. Looking at shops and restaurants

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