Best Time to Visit South America

There is such a wide range of things to do in South America that you will never have a dull moment. Before you plan your trip, make sure you check the weather conditions. The seasons in the Southern hemisphere seasons are reversed - with summer roughly November to February and winter in June to August.  October and November are the best times to visit South America as several countries experience spring-like conditions with numerous wildflowers and great weather.

In July and August, in Chile and Argentina, mountain passes can be blocked by snow.  October and November is the dry season in the Amazon, making it perfect for wildlife-watching. Fewer crowds and lower prices make this a good time to visit Buenos Aires, Rio and other coastal destinations. December to March is the peak season in Brazil and the Atlantic coast; beaches and Carnival are big draws. Also, the best time to visit Patagonia, though expect higher prices. Explore this beautiful and colourful region with South America tour packages.

Trek the Inca Trail, one of the world's great hikes, through extraordinary high-altitude Andean scenery via mountain passes, Quechua villages, Alpine tundra and humid cloud forests or hit Patagonia's wilderness: the granite towers of Torres del Paine or jagged peaks of the Fitzroy Range or explore the exciting wildlife of Brazil and experience Ecuador’s phenomenal habitat diversity. Take forest hikes to the waterfalls of central Chile's Radal Siete Tazas National Park or the volcanic landscape around Nevados de Chillan, or explore the Lake Districts of either Chile or Argentina, where trails wind through lush alpine valleys and along pristine rivers in your South America trip.

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