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South America Holidays

Top hotels in South America

Rochester Classic
Rochester Classic
3.5 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is HK$380 per night from 23 Mar to 24 Mar
3.7/5Good! (425 reviews)

"The place looks modern,clean and nice the elevator is super tiny though, the phone was not working but the worst part is that they hide the laundry fees, sent clothes for laundry service and the amount charged was outrageous, when I commented this to the front desk staff they laughed on my face. ..."…"

Reviewed on 6 Feb 2020

Rochester Classic
Regal Pacific Buenos Aires
Regal Pacific Buenos Aires
4.5 out of 5
25 De Mayo, 764, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is HK$774 per night from 16 Mar to 17 Mar
4.4/5Excellent! (993 reviews)

"Very friendly and help guests with smiles."…"

Reviewed on 1 Mar 2020

Regal Pacific Buenos Aires
Almacruz Hotel y Centro de Convenciones (Ex Galerías)
Almacruz Hotel y Centro de Convenciones (Ex Galerías)
4 out of 5
The price is HK$660 per night from 2 Apr to 3 Apr
4/5Very Good! (300 reviews)

"Nice hotel, very centrally located in a pedestrian friendly part of the old city."…"

Reviewed on 20 Mar 2020

Almacruz Hotel y Centro de Convenciones (Ex Galerías)
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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.

Frequently asked questions

Q: What are the most popular types of hotels for a vacation to South America?
A: Many travelers seek out hotels in South America. However, you won’t be lacking in options. Apartments, pousadas and hostels are also easy to find in this destination.
Q: What does a South America vacation booking with Expedia include?
A: You can begin by picking your hotel, car and flight. Lock in as little or as much as you like. Next comes the more exciting stuff — booking fun activities and unforgettable adventures. With a ton of amazing options to choose from, arranging your upcoming getaway in South America will be easy.
Q: What is the best way to save money on my vacation to South America?
A: A package deal takes the hassle out of traveling, and it can save you some big bucks as well. Flights, Hotels, Activities, Rental Cars — Expedia is here to help. Bundle them up and start thinking about what you’re going to do with that extra spending money.