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South America Travel GuideWhen to visit South America
The majority of South America falls below the equator, which means the seasons are the exact opposite to those in the U.S. and Europe. Summer occurs from December through February and winter occurs from June through August. The enormity of the continent makes it difficult to classify tourism patterns, but like elsewhere, visitors tend to come during times of pleasant weather, good skiing, and holidays. The high and low season chart below is general, and seasonality by specific destination may vary.
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BREAKING: JetBlue 2-Day Sale from $40+ O/W
This brand-new sale discounts flights throughout the U.S., the Caribbean, and Latin America.
Rio, Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls: 8-Night Vacations from $3099
Here's your chance to see three great South American destinations in one go!
Peru: Machu Picchu, Lima, Sacred Valley Vacations from $1462
Tour one of the world's Seven Wonders, but the lead up will be just as dazzling with visits to Lima, the Sacred Valley, Cuzco, and other sacred Quechua sites.
Buenos Aires and Patagonia: 10 Nights w/Air, Hotel, Taxes from $1949
Head waaaay south to what's commonly referred to as the End of the Earth.
$100 Off Tours for 100 Hours - Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale
G Adventures, a premier tour operator with a focus on small-group adventures, is running a four-day, 100-hour Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale.
40% Off, Plus Free Breakfasts at Novotel
Book a City Breaks package at Novotel Hotels, and you can receive up to 40 percent off rates with daily breakfast included. A minimum two-night stay is required.
Best-Rate Guarantee at Novotel
If you find a better price on another website within 24 hours of making your reservation, Novotel will give you that rate minus an additional 10 percent.
Advance-Booking Discounts at Novotel
If you're willing to prepay for your stay, you can save at Novotel. Make reservations at least 21 days in advance to request discounted rates.
Free Breakfast, Late Checkout, & More for Families at Novotel
Lodging and breakfast are free for two children under 16 when they stay in their parents' room. Families are also offered late 5 p.m. check-out on Sundays and can book a second room at half price.
3 Nights for the Price of 2 at MGallery Hotels
MGallery Hotels packages include three nights for the price of two. All offers include free breakfast.
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