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What does ‘5 Star’ luxury look like on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro? Look no further than the Pousada Casas Brancas in beautiful Búzios, Brazil. This elegant little boutique hotel sits on a hill overlooking the picturesque bay. Defined by its gleaming white exterior and charming Mediterranean style architecture, the “white houses” combine a relaxed atmosphere […]

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Surfing is one of the most popular oceanic sports in the world. The continent of South America features thousands of miles of coastline with picturesque beaches that receive waves from the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Add in the ideal climate that most of the continent enjoys for a majority of the year and all the ingredients are there for ideal surfing conditions. Join us […]

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If you’re reading this then chances are you’ve already spent some time researching a trip to South America. You’re likely well aware of the many online sources of information, reviews and tour planning tools available to the consumer. But while many travel enthusiasts are familiar with websites like Trip Advisor and Wikitravel, fewer have typically heard of the […]

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LordMiracles

The Lord of Miracles festival (Señor de los Milagros de Nazarenas) takes places each October in Lima, Peru, leaving the city awash in purple and drawing an audience from across the continent. The festival runs October 18-28 with the main event days being the 18th, 19th and 28th. Those are the days that large portions of […]

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This Week Only Antarctica 50% Off in November and December

September 22, 2014
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Don’t be left out in the cold on this amazing Antarctica travel opportunity If you’ve been dreaming of a trip to the seventh continent of Antarctica, you might not find better pricing than this…EVER! From Monday, September 22nd through midnight on Friday, the 26th you can book an 11, 12, or 20 night Antarctica cruise […]

Early Season Antarctica: Where to Go and What to See

September 15, 2014
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The Antarctic summer runs October through March While Antarctica may not be a part of South America, we here at #SouthAmTrav love it all the same. And while the frozen continent may have once been a destination for the wealthy few who could afford it, today’s adventure seekers are finding it much more agreeable on the pocketbook. […]

Updated Tour Route Designed to Avoid Altitude Sickness in Peru

September 8, 2014
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Improved routes allow tourists to experience the best of Peru, including Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley, all while better acclimating the body to high elevations and reducing wasted travel time. Peru is a very popular South American destination thanks to the natural wonder of Machu Picchu, the culinary sophistication of Lima and other attractions […]

Top 5 South America Climbs: An Insider’s Guide

September 2, 2014
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Editor’s Note: Travel Consultant Adam joins us to take a look at the top five climbs in South America. Adam is an experienced mountaineer who has climbed extensively in South America and throughout much of the rest of the world. This past June, he summited Mount Rainier in Washington State, a height of 14,409 feet. Cotopaxi […]

Back to School Travel Planning Guide

August 25, 2014
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Parents! You’ve made it through another long, hot summer where it must have seemed at times as though school would never start up again. But alas, September is upon us and you deserve a brief respite while the kids head back to the classroom. With summer vacations in the rearview and the holiday crush still a […]

What’s New With Peru: The Latest Travel News and Insights

August 20, 2014
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Get the latest travel news for Peru   Peru is a large and diverse country with a lot to offer. We often focus on Machu Picchu as a popular travel attraction, but the country is known for so much more. Join us as we take a look at the news and events taking place in this […]

Travel Tales: Joyce and Friends Explore Peru, Take Excellent Pictures

August 12, 2014
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Friends Make the Already Breathtaking Machu Picchu of Peru Even Better! When Joyce was contacted by her friends in Thailand about a trip to Peru in 2014, she initially thought that she would just be along for the ride. She was a little surprised when they handed her a well-researched plan for their desired destinations […]

Win a Trip for Two to Chile with the “Go to Extremes” Sweepstakes

August 8, 2014
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Some like it hot, some like it cold, and the winner of our new Go to Extremes sweepstakes can experience both in one great trip! SouthAmerica.travel has teamed up with outdoor clothier Marmot, Turismo Chile and LATAM Airlines Group to giveaway a trip for two to Atacama and Aysén, Chile. This expenses paid adventure includes […]

Travel Tales: Yashvi and TJ’s South American Engagement

August 5, 2014
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Every once in a while, a client takes a trip that turns into something more. Travel consultant Tye was thrilled to find out that his customers Yashvi and TJ became engaged on their trip to Peru, Easter Island and Chile. Tye helped the couple put together a highly customized trip that turned out to be even more […]

Wild Colombia: Dazzling Destinations and Exhilarating Expeditions Await

July 29, 2014
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From the darkness of decades past now comes the dawn of Colombian tourism. New and exciting natural adventures await eager tourists who find themselves ready to explore the South American country known for “having it all.” Colombia welcomed more than 1.8 million visitors in 2013, causing the travel industry to take note. On July 17th, Colombian […]

Meet Travel Consultant Adam: Expert South America Trip Advisor

July 24, 2014
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From climbing and whitewater rafting to surfing and wine tasting – Adam knows the best activities by travel destination Recently, we had a chance to catch up with SouthAmerica.travel consultant Adam Haynie for a discussion on his experiences with the continent, and the ways in which he helps clients plan the perfect South American adventure. In his most recent […]