South America is a vibrant destination, from north to south and east to west. Visitors will uncover different cultures, traditions, natural wonders and flavours.
Unique experiences appear at every corner, from relaxing at a luxury lodge or travel to some of the more remote areas, and experience life from the past.
Experience the wonders of Patagonia and Antarctica, ancient cultures of Atacama and Peru. Discover one the most remote islands in the world when visiting Rapa Nui and be amazed by people at every stop.
South America is perfect for well-travelled people who have already visited more traditional destinations like Europe or North America, and are looking for a more unique experience. South America is a great combination of amazing nature and strong authentic local culture.
There are more than 10 flights a week with LATAM Airlines. Travellers have a choice to fly directly from Melbourne to Santiago or from Sydney via New Zealand to Santiago. You can also find flights with Qantas from Sydney direct to Santiago, Chile.
Here is some of the best South America has to offer.
“Vast, exotic, wild and infinite in its beauty”. That’s how Patagonia was described by the explorers who arrived there almost 500 years ago. Little has changed to this day. Come and discover a truly unspoiled wilderness of mountains, fjords, glaciers, forests and steppes.
Antarctica remained hidden from man for the longest period of time, with its first visitors only arriving on its virgin frozen lands only two hundred years ago. Its matchless beauty contrasts with the extreme climate conditions, all of which makes it an exotic destination, truly hypnotizing for those few that reach this far away corner of the universe.
Far from being a desolate, arid wilderness, the Atacama Desert is overflowing with life. Its ancient cultures offer a warm welcome to modern travellers, and fertile oasis to sustain an astonishing diversity of life in the world’s driest desert.
Easter Island/ Rapa Nui
There’s no inhabited spot in the world quite so isolated as Chilean Polynesia. A mere dot in the vast Pacific Ocean, Easter Island (known as Rapa Nui in the people’s native language) is a one-of-a-kind destination whose very remoteness lends it unmistakable authenticity and an aura of mystery. It’s high time to come and uncover its secrets!
Santiago, Capital of Chile
Dynamic and cosmopolitan, Santiago is a vital and versatile city. Home to many events showcasing the very best of Chilean culture, it also hosts superb international festivals of sound, flavour and colour. The Chilean capital breathes new life into all its visitors!
A land of myths and legends, unique folklore and culinary traditions. Visiting Chiloé is like entering a magical world blessed in nature and culture. From the moment you first set foot on this extraordinary island, its singular identity will take you by surprise.
Sacred Valley in Peru
Located at the foot of the mountains where the Inca civilization once flourished and zigzagging around the calm waters of Urumbamba River, Valle Sagrado’s natural beauty has attracted explorers and travellers for hundreds of years.