South America

South America

Booking a holiday in South America

South America has largely been off the radar to the UK tourist market. Tucked far away in the southern hemisphere, Spanish and Portuguese in influence, South America has never been the star attraction of her Northern counterpart.

But South America’s relative remoteness is also the attraction. Home of the world’s biggest rainforest and the largest river, the highest mountain range outside Asia and both the tallest and biggest waterfalls on the planet.

From Patagonia, land of glaciers and penguins to the Galapagos Islands, home of giant tortoises and iguanas. From cowboy country in Las Pampas, to the most photogenic and famous backdrop of them all – Rio de Janeiro.
Wherever and whenever you want to visit South America, our experts will find the ideal way and the best prices.

South America is perhaps the most diverse continent on the planet. This is not surprising for a continent which stretches from the Equator in the North, almost to Antarctica in the South, with it’s western shores on the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. Such is the variety of South America’s vast interior that you’ll find the world’s largest tropical rainforest, and the driest place on Earth on the same continent.

 

With the mighty Andes Mountain Range as the backdrop, this huge continent offers great natural beauty, magnificent landscapes and people who preserve their identity with colorful festivals, exotic food, music, and dance, and the simple way of life in rural communities contrasts with the dynamic rhythm of modern sophisticated cities. There is so much on offer here that one page on our website cannot do it justice.

Millington Travel, along with our partners, has a wealth of personal experience and have years of experience of planning trips for our clients to discover this fascinating destination. Whether you travel as part of an organized tour or whether you travel independently, concentrating on one region or taking in as much of the continent as you can in one trip. Why not join them and contact us for the trip of a lifetime!

 

Our Top Ten things to see & do in South America

  1. Machu Picchu. The most spectacular archaeological site on the planet. An ancient citadel which remained undiscovered for over 450 years.
  2. Iguassu Falls. Straddling the border between Argentina and Brazil, this series of falls is truly a sight to behold.
  3. Copacabana Beach. The most famous beach in the world?
  4. Rio Carnival. Visit Rio de Janeiro in February and join in the largest party on the planet.
  5. Peruvian Amazon. Experience the Amazon basin from your lodge as you sleep among the rainforest on the banks of the Madre de Dios River.
  6. Lake Titicaca & The Uros people. The worlds highest lake is home to the Uros people who live on hundreds of ‘floating’ islands made of thatched reeds.
  7. Uyuni Salt Flats. Just an incredible sight. 4,086 square miles of Salt flats, make it the worlds largest.
  8. Galapagos Cruise. Darwin wrote his theory of evolution after visiting, such was the impact of these remote islands off Ecuador’s coast, home to many unique species who have no fear of man.
  9. Arequipa & The Colca Canyon. ‘The White City’ has natural scenery, and a blend of native and colonial architecture reflecting its history. Now a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  10. Torres del Paine National Park. A stunning and largely undiscovered region of Chilean Patagonia.
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Top Countries to Visit in South America

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Mike

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Suzanne

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Best Times to Visit South America

South America is pretty much a year round destination other than January to March which is the rainy season ( especially in Peru). The summer season is between November and February with the winter season from June to August.

June marks the start of the peak season for visitors to Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador.

September to November is widely considered to be one of the best times due to the dry weather, amazing wildflowers and the spring time.