4 Reasons to Take One Now
South America is a quickly developing continent and beginning to hold its own as a coveted vacation destination. If you are the type of traveler who dreams of king-sized hotel beds, endless breakfast buffets, and pampering spa treatments, but also enjoy stunning scenery and a bit of local flair, here are 4 reasons why some South America luxury tours should on your travel wish list.
1. Affordable Luxury. South America is a country of contrasts, encompassing both striking poverty and stunning wealth. As a result, the cost of traveling to South America balances out to be quite affordable for visitors from abroad. A South America vacation is one of the best value travel decisions you could make. More and more 5-start hotels are beginning to appear, as well as top-end restaurants. In the capital cities of this continent you are likely to enjoy a full meal of gourmet dishes at half the price of what you’d pay in a large city in the United States or Europe.
2. Beautiful Diversity. One of the best things about visiting South America is that you’ll never get bored. Neighboring countries vary drastically, and even within one country you’re sure to see a variety of landscapes and cultures, and taste an abundance of different cuisines. In Peru, for example, you can visit the world’s second largest desert city (Lima), hike up snowy mountain peaks in the Andes (the highest mountain range in the Americas), or plunge into the deep and dense Amazon Rainforest, the largest rainforest in the world, home to an overwhelming amount of wildlife. Of course, you could also always swing over to Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, or check out Machu Picchu, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World.
3. World Class Attractions. South America is proudly home to some of the best natural and man-made attractions in the entire world. Machu Picchu is a must for any Peru tour, and you can live it up in luxury by taking one of the many offered Machu Picchu luxury tours, which tend to include quality private guides, rides on the stunning Hiram Bingham luxury train, and stays at the best 5-star hotels the country has to offer. Head down to Argentina and experience Iguazu Falls, a massive waterfall complex that puts Niagara Falls to shame. Or perhaps you’d rather visit Brazil and wave to Christ the Redeemer, one of the largest statues of Jesus Christ in the entire world. The statue is not the only impressive thing about Rio de Janeiro, as the lush mountains and crystal clear ocean waters put this bustling city very close to paradise.
4. Ease of Travel. It is undeniable that the world has many interesting and worthwhile places to visit, but few are as easy to see as South America. Direct international flights from most major cities bring you quickly to your desired destination and local guides, hotels, and restaurant owners in the top destinations are familiar with the standards and desires of many international travelers. The tourism market is largely bilingual, and with some preplanning with an expert travel company you won’t have to worry about a thing.