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Where to travel to in South America this summer

Visiting South America during the northern hemisphere’s summer months is a good a time as any to explore the magic of the region. Considered the off-season in South America, in many ways it is even more favorable to travel to South America during its winter months than during its hot, high season. Generally speaking, you’ll be able to take advantage of better deals throughout the region so much so that you’ll be left wondering why you didn’t think of visiting South America before! There’s something to suit all interests this summer from exploring the tango-filled streets of Buenos Aires to visiting the ancient Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu and staring in bewilderment at Iguazu Falls. You’ll also have plenty of opportunities to work on topping up your tan on either the golden beaches of Rio de Janeiro or on the tropical Caribbean beaches of Colombia.  What are you waiting for…keep reading to find out more about the best destinations in South America to travel to this summer.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Soak up the cityscape & golden beaches of Rio de Janeiro this summer // Photo by ostill

Relax in Rio de Janeiro this summer

From seeing the stunning cityscape of Rio sprawl out below you while standing at the feet of the Christ the Redeemer Statue to, walking down the famous promenade and beaches of Rio; the ‘Marvelous City’ of Rio never disappoints. Read more about traveling to Rio de Janeiro this summer…

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Marvel at Rio’s World Wonder of Christ the Redeemer

An awe-inspiring summer at Machu Picchu

Traveling to Machu Picchu during the summer vacation corresponds to the region’s dry season. You’ll be treated to dry, sunny days to bask in the glory of one of South America’s most iconic destinations. Read more about traveling to Machu Picchu this summer…

Machu Picchu, Peru

Walk in the footsteps of the Inca at the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu // Photo by Bryan Busovicki

A fairytale summer vacation in Cartagena

Cartagena de Indias on Colombia’s Caribbean Coast is one of the easiest cities to fall in love with this summer. Its colorful colonial architecture, charming cobblestone streets, flower filled balconies and energetic Colombian-Caribbean culture makes for the perfect escape in South America. Read more about traveling to Cartagena this summer…

Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

Find pure Caribbean bliss in Colombia’s colonial gem of Cartagena

A cosmopolitan summer in Buenos Aires

Following the visit of President Obama to Argentina at the end of March 2016, the US$160 Reciprocity Fee that was previously charged to US passport holders has since been eliminated. This summer is the perfect time to explore the seductive and invigorating city of Buenos Aires. Read more about traveling to Buenos Aires this summer…

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Experience the best of Buenos Aires this summer // Photo by Anibal Trejo

Stare in wonder at Iguazu Falls this summer

Standing at the center of the amphitheater of Iguazu’s cascading waterfalls is one of the world’s most awe-inspiring sights and experiences. Iguazu sits within a huge national park teeming with flora and fauna and is made up of 275 separate waterfalls on the border between Argentina and Brazil. Read more about traveling to Iguazu this summer…

Iguazu Falls, Argentina & Brazil

Seeing Iguazu Falls in person is a sight to behold // Photo by deb22

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