When is the best time to travel to South America?
Summer is roughly from November to February, and winter from June to August. Most of the countries are all year round destinations.
It depends on the activities you wish to do and on places you want to visit.
- Between October - November is the dry season in the Amazon, making for fine wildlife watching.
- December - March is the high season in Brazil and the Atlantic coast, the best time to visit Patagonia but also the busiest.
- You can go to Patagonia from late September until beginning of April.
- For Peru, it is preferable to avoid the rainy season which takes place between January and March
Is it safe to travel in South America?
The answer is yes, but there are places and situations that are dangerous, however, easily avoidable.
Nowadays South America is highly recognized tourist destination and the government with the help of the police makes sure that measures are taken to make people feel secure in towns, cities and tourist destinations.
Some safety notes: do not take your valuables with you, leave them locked in a safety deposit box; keep your spending money, camera and phone close to you, preferably beneath your clothing; do not go to areas where tourists are not expected; always use taxis with official identification.
The safest countries are ;
- 1 - Chile ; Global Peace Index Rank: 29/162
- 2 - Uruguay ; Global Peace Index Rank: 44/162
- 3 - Argentina ; Global Peace Index Rank: 60/162
What language do they speak in South America?
In South America most of the spoken languages are Portuguese and Spanish, while in Suriname the official language is Dutch, in Guyana and the Falkland Islands it is English and in French Guiana it is French.
What money do they use in South America?
Every country in South America has a different currency, however, US dollars are widely exchangeable and accepted in many large hotels, restaurants and supermarkets.
Argentina - Peso (ARS), Bolivia - Boliviano (BOB), Brazil - Brazilian Real (BRL), Chile - Chilean Peso (CLP), Colombia - Colombian Peso (COP), Ecuador - US Dollar (USD), Paraguay - Guarani (PYG), Peru - Nuevo Sol (PEN), Uruguay –Uruguayan Peso (UYU), Venezuela–Bolivar (VEF). You can check currency exchanges at www.xe.com
Do I need visa to travel to South America?
Visas are required by some nationalities for travel to certain South American countries. Please refer to the detailed information on the specific countries that you plan to travel through for visa requirements.
Do I need travel insurance?
Travel insurance is compulsory and you should make sure that you have it before you visit South America.
You might not be able to enter in Ecuador without a health insurance.
Do I need to get vaccinations for South America?
Before travelling to South America it is recommended that you visit a medical professional to see which vaccinations are needed for a specific country. Recommended vaccinations are not mandatory, but required vaccinations are. The minimum vaccinations recommended from our side are: Yellow Fever, Hepatitis (A and B), Typhoid, Diphtheria, Cholera, Rabies, and Tetanus.
What kind of power adaptor plug do I need for South America?
Most countries in South America use European or USA style outlets, however, please visit the link to see the information for a specific country: http://electricaloutlet.org/#sthash.I6mEhe09.dpuf
How long do I need to travel to South America?
It depends on your wishes. It is possible to travel a few days or spend months discovering South America. You can just focus on one country or travel though all the countries. We can adapt your itinerary to your wishes and time frame.
Will I be travelling with people from other countries?
Yes as we operate internationally, it can happen that you travel together with people from other countries.
How many people will be on my trip?
It depends on the tour, however, usually groups consist of 16-20 people.
How much luggage can I bring?
For internal flights the luggage weight for a piece is limited to 20kg.
Can I add an extra night on the beginning or end of my group trip, either before or during the trip?
Yes you most certainly can. We can arrange it for you with the help of our team.
If I am travelling solo, will I be charged a single supplement?
If you are a solo traveller, you can choose between paying single supplement, or sharing with someone of the same gender.
I have special dietary requirements, will they be catered for?
Yes, we will make sure that the hotels and restaurants are aware of the dietary requirements and you will be given meals that fit your diet.
What clothes and footwear should I take with me?
It depends on the physical activity of the tour, but it is always recommended to take hiking boots and clothes appropriate to the weather conditions. It is recommended to research the weather conditions of each country before the tour.