South America Vacations
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Few can resist the intoxicating sights, sounds, and flavours of South America. With its ancient ruins, pristine beaches, and legendary Carnival celebrations, South America will have you dancing to its tune in no time at all.
The continent is vast, the countries diverse, and the options for vacations are seemingly endless. Should you hire a car at Cartagena and do a road trip along the coast? Or should you head straight for the beach and go diving in the clear blue waters of Isla Margarita and San Andres? Booking package deals for can make these decisions a whole lot simpler. From budget travel and eco-tourism trips to extended stays at luxury spa resorts, all inclusive vacations mean you don't have to trawl the web for hours and do oodles of research to find a hotel that's just a few dollars cheaper.
Keep in mind that flying to the larger cities such as Buenos Aires, Santiago, and Bogota, is generally cheaper than travelling directly to a smaller airport. But if you're keen on exploring the countryside or the islands off the coast, a package deal is what will get you the best price.
Simple things like being flexible with your travel dates and flying to South America during the week can also save you big bucks on your airfares. And if you want to cut down your expenses to the bare minimum, do away with components like guided tours or hotel meals, and go exploring on your own. That way, you will still have a great vacation, but also save on your overall budget.
Very few countries on the continent enjoy the exact same weather conditions so the best time for vacations to South America really depends on which side of the equator you want to be on, and whether you'll be on the coast, in the mountains, rainforests, or desert. Once you've decided which countries you want to visit, find out what the local weather is like through the year, and then book and pack accordingly.
The period from end-October to early January is the most popular time for tourists to visit South America. But if you're keen on a winter holiday, all inclusive vacation deals are cheaper in the first two weeks of December, before the majority of Christmas tourists arrive.