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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.


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Rochester Classic €53
Rochester Classic

Rochester Classic

Esmeralda 542, Buenos Aires
     
    3.7
    of 5, from 401 reviews
    3.5 out of 5.0

    Located in El Centro, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Lavalle Street, Teatro Colon and Obelisco. Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral and Cabildo are also within 15 minutes. Lavalle Station is only a 2-minute walk and C. Pellegrini Station is 6 minutes.

    Regal Pacific Buenos Aires €102
    Regal Pacific Buenos Aires

    Regal Pacific Buenos Aires

    25 De Mayo, 764, Buenos Aires
       
      4.4
      of 5, from 981 reviews
      4.5 out of 5.0

      Located in El Centro, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Borges Cultural Center and Torre de los Ingleses. Teatro Colon and Casa Rosada are also within 1 mi (2 km). Leandro N Alem Station is 8 minutes by foot and Buenos Aires Cordoba Station is 7 minutes.

      Hotel Concorde
      Hotel Concorde

      Hotel Concorde

      25 De Mayo 630, Buenos Aires
         
        3.3
        of 5, from 316 reviews
        3.0 out of 5.0

        Located in El Centro, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Lavalle Street, Plaza de Mayo and Casa Rosada. Teatro Colon and Plaza San Martin are also within 15 minutes. Leandro N Alem Station is 5 minutes by foot and Florida Station is 9 minutes.

        Galerías Hotel €131
        Galerías Hotel

        Galerías Hotel

        San Antonio 65, Santiago
           
          4.0
          of 5, from 239 reviews
          4.0 out of 5.0

          Located in Santiago Center, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of San Francisco Church, Palacio de la Moneda and Plaza de la Constitucion. Santiago Town Square is 0.5 mi (0.7 km) away. Santa Lucia Station is only a 5-minute walk and University of Chile Station is 6 minutes.

          Argentina Tango Hotel €32
          Argentina Tango Hotel

          Argentina Tango Hotel

          Suipacha 545, Buenos Aires
             
            2.8
            of 5, from 720 reviews
            3.0 out of 5.0

            Located in El Centro, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Lavalle Street and Teatro Colon. Obelisco and Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral are also within 15 minutes. Lavalle Station and C. Pellegrini Station are within a 5-minute walk.

            Mercure Santiago Centro €87
            Mercure Santiago Centro

            Mercure Santiago Centro

            Av. Libertador Bernardo O Higgins, 632, Santiago
               
              4.2
              of 5, from 453 reviews
              3.5 out of 5.0

              Located in Santiago Center, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of San Francisco Church and National Archive. Municipal Theatre of Santiago and Pontifical Catholic University of Chile are also within 10 minutes. Santa Lucia Station is only a 3-minute walk and University of Chile Station is 7 minutes.

              Globales Republica €43
              Globales Republica

              Globales Republica

              Cerrito 370, Buenos Aires
                 
                3.7
                of 5, from 1,082 reviews
                3.5 out of 5.0

                Located in El Centro, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Obelisco and Teatro Colon. Florida Street and Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral are also within 15 minutes. July 9 Station and C. Pellegrini Station are within a 5-minute walk.

                Departamentos Amoblados Torre Tagle €46
                Departamentos Amoblados Torre Tagle

                Departamentos Amoblados Torre Tagle

                Monjitas 744, Santiago
                   
                  3.8
                  of 5, from 265 reviews
                  3.5 out of 5.0

                  Located in Santiago Center, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Basilica de la Merced and Santiago Town Square. Palacio de la Moneda and Plaza de la Constitucion are also within 1 mile (2 km). Armas Station and Bellas Artes Station are within a 5-minute walk.