Get ready for spring break, because we’re giving huge discounts on all of our travel packages if you travel between April-May 2012! Yes, we know, it seems a little early to be talking about springtime specials. But we’re just thinking ahead – and so should you. April-May is a great time to travel to South America, because […]

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Take a South America tour of the most famous indigenous markets in South America. In South America’s indigenous markets, you can find medicinal herbs that will promise to improve your health, fortunes, or fate. There are aphrodisiacs, llama foetuses, and meat cuts lying out on tarps in the sun. There are hand-made ponchos and chuspas, […]

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Just last month, the Peruvian Minister of Culture, Susana Baca, announced that yet another aspect of Peruvian culture had caught the attention of UNESCO, bringing Peru even more to the forefront as an internationally-recognized travel destination. The annual pilgrimage to the sanctuary of the Lord of Qoyllurit’i, a religious event that takes place in the […]

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South America Travel Deal: Enter our Amazon Kindle Fire Giveaway!

December 8, 2011

UPDATE: THIS DEAL HAS EXPIRED. FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK FOR NEW DEALS. How would you like to own a brand-new Amazon Kindle Fire? We’re running a contest for an amazing new South America travel deal, and the rules are simple. Like us on Facebook for a chance to win a Kindle Fire! Then comment on our […]

Amazon River Cruises to Peru, Brazil, Bolivia & Ecuador

December 2, 2011

The Amazon River is the mightiest in the world, and it stretches from the highlands of southern Peru across northern Brazil along 4225 miles (6800 km) until it spills into the Atlantic Ocean. The Amazon River basin covers even more territory, nearly 2.72 million acres, with dozens of channels and tributaries. Throughout this vast territory […]

Antarctica Travel News: What Its REALLY Like On An Antarctica Cruise

November 18, 2011

Ever wondered what it would really be like to go on an Antarctica cruise? Shivering cold or absolutely spectacular? In this informative blog post, you’ll find out from the Antarctica and Patagonia Cruises experts at SouthAmerica.travel. What It’s Like on a Cruise Ship On an Antarctica cruise, you’ll see a part of the world that […]

Brazil and Argentina Tours Video

November 16, 2011

Sometimes, you just have to see it to believe it.  See the highlights of our most popular Brazil and Argentina tours by watching our brand new travel video! This video showcases our very popular Tango, Samba, & Waterfalls tour to Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, and the impressive Iguassu Falls on the border of Argentina […]

5 Great South America Vacations for Seniors

November 10, 2011

South America is full of natural beauty, friendly people, gorgeous beaches, and awe-inspiring landmarks. For those over 50, a vacation to South America should not be a daunting task. There are plenty of great South America vacations for seniors to enjoy. South America for Seniors Trip Idea #1: The Uyuni Salt Flats in Bolivia  On a […]

3 Luxury Cuzco Peru Hotels Besides El Monasterio

November 3, 2011

As part of our Peru hotels blog series, this week we’re taking a look at some of the finest Cuzco Peru hotels. We’ve hand-picked these hotels and consistently rates them 4* & 5* quality because of the great feedback we receive from our clients, and because of the excellent cost-to-benefit ratio. One of the most popular choices […]

3 South America Carnival Tours Beyond Rio Carnival

October 28, 2011

Discard your notions of Mardi Gras celebrations when you travel to South America during Carnival season. Each Carnival celebration is distinct, a mixture of pre-Lenten festivities and local cultural traditions. Rio Carnival is by far the most popular Carnival festival in South America but there are plenty of other lively Carnival celebrations in South America. Carnival: Rio […]

Ecuador Travel News: World Music Festival Hits Quito

October 18, 2011

Hear that music? It’s coming from Quito, Ecuador, this week (October 15-22) during the World Music Festival, or Musicas del Mundo 2011. If you were planning on traveling to Ecuador during this time, whether for a Galapagos Cruise or a mainland Ecuador Tour, now is an excellent time to travel to Ecuador, and Quito especially, […]

Amazon Tours News: Solo Paddler to Tackle Amazon River

October 10, 2011

Here’s another reason to book one of our great Amazon Tours — the Great River Amazon Raft Race! Read all about the race in this interview with expert paddler West Hansen, who plans to paddle the Amazon River – alone. In celebration of the Great River Amazon Raft Race that’s happening down in Iquitos as […]

Best Times to Travel to South America

October 3, 2011

There’s a good time to travel to South America, and then there’s the best time to make the trip. Think about it for a second – clear skies, mild temperatures, few crowds, good hotel selections, and empty beaches just waiting for you to sink your toes in the sand. We’re here to help you sort out the […]

Oktoberfest South America: Beer, Bratwurst, and Ballads in Brazil & Argentina

September 23, 2011

Thought all that Brazilians drank were caipirinha cocktails? Think again. The 28th annual Oktoberfest in Blumenau, Brazil, expects over 600,000 liters of beer to flow this October. Known as the largest beergarden celebration outside of Germany, the Blumenau Oktoberfest is a 2-week-long festival including parades, folk dances, zany games and shows, a Bierwagen, plenty of […]

Top 5 Recommended Lima Peru Hotels

September 14, 2011

We’re kicking off a series on our recommended Peru hotels, and we’ll be featuring our handpicked, most recommended Peru hotels, sorted by city. These hotels have consistently received positive feedback from our clients. We focus our criteria based on the quality of the rooms, staff service and amenities, location, and price competitiveness. Top 5 Recommended […]