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Holidays in South America

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South America Vacation: Coronavirus Information

Most South America hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.

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Top hotels in South America

Rochester Classic
Rochester Classic
3.5 out of 5
Esmeralda 542, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$70 per night from 6 Nov. to 7 Nov.
3.7/5Good! (430 reviews)
Adequate room, good price and great location.

"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."…"

Reviewed on 3 Nov. 2019

Rochester Classic
Regal Pacific Buenos Aires
Regal Pacific Buenos Aires
4.5 out of 5
25 De Mayo, 764, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal
The price is AU$126 per night from 20 Nov. to 21 Nov.
4.4/5Excellent! (998 reviews)

"Very friendly and help guests with smiles."…"

Reviewed on 1 Mar. 2020

Regal Pacific Buenos Aires
Almacruz Hotel y Centro de Convenciones (Ex Galerías)
Almacruz Hotel y Centro de Convenciones (Ex Galerías)
4 out of 5
San Antonio 65, Santiago, Region Metropolitana
4/5Very Good! (301 reviews)

"Nice hotel, very centrally located in a pedestrian friendly part of the old city."…"

Reviewed on 20 Mar. 2020

Almacruz Hotel y Centro de Convenciones (Ex Galerías)
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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.

Frequently asked questions

Q: What are the most popular types of hotels for a holiday to South America?
A: Many travellers seek out hotels in South America. However, you won’t be lacking in options. Apartments, pousadas and hostels are also easy to find in this destination.
Q: What does a South America holiday booking with Expedia include?
A: You can begin by picking your hotel, car and flight. Lock in as little or as much as you like. Next comes the more exciting stuff — booking fun activities and unforgettable adventures. With a ton of amazing options to choose from, arranging your upcoming getaway in South America will be easy.
Q: What is the best way to save money on my holiday to South America?
A: A package deal takes the hassle out of travelling, and it can save you some big bucks as well. Flights, Hotels, Activities, Rental Cars — Expedia is here to help. Bundle them up and start thinking about what you’re going to do with that extra spending money.