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SouthAmerica.travel relocates to the Central Business District in beautiful Seattle, Washington We’ve moved! SouthAmerica.travel 1904 3rd Ave, Suite 930 Seattle, WA 98101 Click here for directions (We validate parking!) To the left is the Securities Building, located along 3rd Avenue in downtown Seattle, WA. This is the stellar new home for the company headquarters of SouthAmerica.travel. For those […]

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Montevideo Sign

SouthAmerica.travel clients Terry & Sue recently explored the Southern Cone of South America on a trip that included a Patagonia cruise and time spent in Argentina, Chile and Uruguay. Please enjoy the daily accounts of their adventures, as chronicled by Sue, who also took many lovely pictures. A huge thanks to Sue from her Travel […]

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Iguazu Falls Sunset

One of the advantages of SouthAmerica.travel being well-connected throughout South America includes the opportunity to bring our customers savings at some of the most luxurious hotels on the continent. Thanks to our special relationship with the Belmond family of hotels, we are able to offer 5-star accommodations without the 5-star price tag. Read on to learn more about […]

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South America is the Happiest Place on Earth

February 10, 2015
Carnival Oruro Bolivia

Paraguay leads the world for the third consecutive year atop the Gallup Positive Experience Index, proving that South America is the Happiest Place on Earth! Move over, Disneyland, because South America may just be a happier place than even the Magical Kingdom itself! Once again, eight of the top 10 happiest nations in the world are […]

Travel Consultant Jennifer Explores Beautiful Bolivia

February 3, 2015
Oldest Street in La Paz, Bolivia

I was lucky in my recent travels to explore Bolivia. Although not the most popular country to visit in South America, it is definitely one to add to your list. Bolivia is very diverse, from salt flats, deserts & lakes to lush jungles and cities with high elevations. This multi-ethnic country contains a wide variety of […]

4 Star Ecuador – Patio Andaluz in Colonial Quito

January 25, 2015
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El Hotel Patio Andaluz in San Francisco de Quito gives travelers the chance to go back a few centuries by walking along beautiful, narrow streets to experience the colonial history of the town. This elegant 4-star boutique hotel is situated in the heart of the Old Historic Center of Quito — a place that will not leave […]

Save on Tango and Waterfalls Tours in Argentina

January 19, 2015
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Have you ever dreamed of taking in a tango show in Buenos Aires? Or perhaps you want to experience the power and energy of the world famous Iguazu Falls? SouthAmerica.travel has a very special offer for loyal followers of our blog, courtesy of the LOI Suites family of hotels. Travelers who book 4 nights will receive […]

Salvador da Bahia – Brazil’s Origin

January 10, 2015
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Salvador da Bahia in the northeast of Brazil is often left out by tourists, as they usually start in Rio and head either south towards Foz do Iguassu and the world famous waterfalls, or northwest to the mighty Amazon Rainforest. Salvador is not to be overlooked, however. As the third most populous city in the country […]

4 Star Chile – Gran Hotel Gervasoni in Valparaiso

December 30, 2014
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The Gran Hotel Gervasoni offers travelers the opportunity to explore Valparaiso in an intimate fashion. This 4-star boutique hotel features a prime location in the historic district known as Cerro Concepcion — the famous hillside dotted with colorful dwellings that overlooks the bay. The neighborhood was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003. Many shops […]

South America’s Melting Pot – São Paulo, Brazil

December 23, 2014
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São Paulo, Brazil is a metropolis of more than 12 million people. Upon first glance, the city does not have many touristic attractions, which is partly true. It doesn’t show off with beautiful nature, nor with many famous sights to see. However, if you are interested in diving into the diverse sceneries it offers and exploring a […]

SouthAmerica.travel at New York Times Travel Show in January

December 17, 2014
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  Editor’s note — with the show just a couple days away, we still have tickets to give away! Click here to register for the show. The first 100 people receive a complimentary 1-day ticket and everyone after the first 100 can purchase a discounted ticket using the promo code SouthAm The 12th annual New […]

UNESCO Awards Intangible Cultural Heritage Designations Throughout South America

December 9, 2014
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UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), the intellectual arm of the United Nations, recently awarded four Intangible Cultural Heritage designations throughout South America. The countries of Bolivia, Brazil, Chile and Peru are the respective award recipients for traditional festivals and activities that feature local music, dance, craft-making and more. As UNESCO explains: “Intangible Cultural Heritage thrives […]

5 Star Argentina – Casa Real in Salta

December 3, 2014
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“Salta la Linda” (Salta the Beautiful) is both a city and province in the Northwestern region of Argentina. Located along the Tropic of Capricorn, the town enjoys a subtropical highland climate. This means warm, dry weather and a lot of blue sky. With over half a million inhabitants, Salta enjoys its position as the largest […]

South America Travel Planning Guide

November 26, 2014
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South America is a BIG continent! As travel consultants, we know that proper planning is essential to creating an enjoyable trip. If you plan to travel to South America in the next couple years, this guide can help you make sure that every box is checked for a safe, fun and successful adventure. Items covered below include: […]

4 Star Peru – Hotel Majoro in Nazca

November 20, 2014
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The Hotel Majoro in Nazca, Peru provides ideal accommodations for those seeking to view the famous Nazca Lines. The property has a fascinating history that goes back over 400 years and includes a conversion from a villa to a convent and back into a hotel. With 62 rooms on 60 beautifully manicured acres, this Hacienda Boutique […]