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South America Vacation: Coronavirus Information

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South America

This vast continent showcases Mother Nature in all her glory, with soaring mountain ranges, hulking glaciers, verdant rainforests and gleaming white-sand beaches.

Visit South America to discover a diverse range of countries and terrain. From the salt flats of Bolivia, to the golden beaches of Brazil, to Argentina’s towering mountain ranges, adventure always awaits. Hike up active volcanos, cheer alongside passionate soccer fans at a national stadium and go swimming with the local marine life just offshore.

South America was home to influential ancient civilizations, whose legacy can still be felt today. Explore the fabled ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru and survey the monumental stone head statues on Easter Island.

The continent’s European colonial rulers have also left their mark. Spanish is spoken across much of the continent and Portuguese dominates in Brazil, though many tribes and indigenous people still speak their own native languages. 

Make the city of Cuzco your base while exploring the Andes Mountains in Peru. See the floating reed islands of Lake Titicaca, which straddles Peru and Bolivia, or walk the colorful streets of lively Lima.

Ecuador offers enchanting colonial towns such as Quito, as well as rainforest treks through the Amazon. Journey offshore to Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands, where one-of-a-kind species, including giant tortoises and blue-footed boobies roam free.

Get a feel for Brazilian culture in Rio de Janeiro, a beachside city known for its street markets, love of soccer and fun-loving culture. Get in on the action with a match at Maracana Stadium.

For beautiful colonial architecture, head for Cartagena on Colombia’s northern coast.

At the southern tip of South America, Chile and Argentina are where you’ll find rolling vineyards and plenty of adventure sport opportunities. Whether you enjoy mountain biking, horseback riding or hiking, Patagonia is the place for you.

With plenty of international airports, South America is easier than ever to explore. Use local buses to get you from one place to another. Sign up for guided tours and treks to explore the continent efficiently and safely.

Whether you’re after rugged mountain interiors, sandy coastlines or remote islands, South America has everything you need for a memorable vacation.

*Savings based on all vacation package bookings with Flight + Hotel on Expedia.ca from January through December 2020, as compared to price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.


Best Lodging Options Near South America

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Rochester Classic CA $67
Reviewed on Nov. 3, 2019
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Rochester Classic

Rochester Classic

Esmeralda 542, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal
     
    3.7 of 5
    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    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.

    Regal Pacific Buenos Aires CA $163
    Reviewed on Mar. 1, 2020
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    Regal Pacific Buenos Aires

    Regal Pacific Buenos Aires

    25 De Mayo, 764, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal
       
      4.4 of 5
      4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Very friendly and help guests with smiles.

      Almacruz Hotel y Centro de Convenciones (Ex Galerías) CA $109
      Reviewed on Feb. 26, 2020
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      Almacruz Hotel y Centro de Convenciones (Ex Galerías)

      Almacruz Hotel y Centro de Convenciones (Ex Galerías)

      San Antonio 65, Santiago, Region Metropolitana
         
        4.0 of 5
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        friendly and helpful staff. The attached restaurant had great food for dinner.

        Argentina Tango Hotel CA $37
        Reviewed on Nov. 5, 2019
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        Argentina Tango Hotel

        Argentina Tango Hotel

        Suipacha 545, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal
           
          2.7 of 5
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Breakfast was not up to scratch as there was no protein component. Lifts need upgrading and are noisy

          Mercure Santiago Centro CA $109
          Reviewed on Oct. 27, 2019
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          Mercure Santiago Centro

          Mercure Santiago Centro

          Av. Libertador Bernardo O Higgins, 632, Centro, Santiago, Region Metropolitana
             
            4.1 of 5
            3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            ✔️Amazing caring staff during the October Riots very close to the Hotel. Truly concerned about our safety and wellbeing. The procedure of keeping us safe in the basement during the scary fighting and looting and teargassing worked perfectly. I was evacuated by the hotel management, all the guests ...

            Globales Republica
            Reviewed on Feb. 5, 2020
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            Globales Republica

            Globales Republica

            Cerrito 370, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal
               
              3.7 of 5
              3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Was able to check in early after leaving the cruise ship.

              Departamentos Amoblados Torre Tagle
              Reviewed on Jan. 23, 2020
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              Departamentos Amoblados Torre Tagle

              Departamentos Amoblados Torre Tagle

              Monjitas 744, Santiago, Region Metropolitana
                 
                3.8 of 5
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Excellent value. We had booked two bedrooms apart, and it was very spacious. Good facilities in the building with coin laundry and rooftop swimming pool. We enjoyed our relaxing stay.

                Hilton Buenos Aires CA $197
                Reviewed on Mar. 17, 2020
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                Hilton Buenos Aires

                Hilton Buenos Aires

                Av Macacha Guemes 351, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal
                   
                  4.4 of 5
                  4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  El hotel espectacular como siempre, en este caso había un problema general con el aire acondicionado pero solventaron la situación, muy amable el staff

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