Summer sunset in Torres del Paine Patagonia Chile

Summer in South America

Your ideal end of year escape

Come explore with us!

October’s long days and warmer weather mark the beginnings of summer in South America – a beautiful season that extends through to March – and the perfect escape from winter in the northern hemisphere. We invite you to browse our many experiences and journey ideas – whether it’s dramatic landscapes, wildlife, culture, or adventure that calls to you, our South American destinations have it all.

Let our skilled team of South American Travel Specialists craft an &Beyond itinerary, from arrival to departure, just for you.

Beautiful Scarlet Macaw in Amazon Forest

Ecuador

Home to Darwin’s Galápagos and deep-forest wonders of the Ecuadorian Amazon

Quite simply… there is nothing like the Galápagos anywhere in the world. 97 % of the islands are a national park. Here, animals exist free and fearless of predators – unbelievable but true. Celebrate this biodiversity as you cruise the islands on a luxurious yacht, ideally designed for these waters.

Catch the striking colours of a flying macaw in the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest or go in search of an elusive sloth or Amazon pink river dolphin from a canoe.

Guests admiring Machu Picchu in Peru

Peru

Land of Incan wonders, ancient mysteries and treasures of the Amazon Rainforest

Is it the mysteries of bygone cultures and civilizations that fascinate you?

Peru is a wonderful showcase of Incan sites – Machu Picchu being the most renowned – other ancient civilizations left unsolved mysteries like the Nazca lines – giant figures cut into desert sands. Within the astounding biodiversity of the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest, it’s thought that unknown tribes continue to live in total isolation.

Did you know that Lima also happens to be South America’s food capital?

Iguazu Falls Argentina andBeyond South America

Argentina

From the thrills of Iguazu’s tumbling falls to the finer pleasures of life

You’ll love our summer escapes that include a visit to Argentina’s Iguazu – a collection of 275 cascading waterfalls – which can be viewed by helicopter or a thrilling jet boat ride. You’ll also explore the fine-living pleasures of Buenos Aires, and spend time in Mendoza, home to Argentina’s finest vineyard estates.

Guanaco in Torres del Paine National Park Chile

Chile

Landscapes of dramatic contrast have shaped a year-round adventure playground

Breathtaking Chile is bounded by the Atacama Desert in the north, the glacial wonderland of Patagonia in the south, central-region winelands, the Lake District’s heady mix of snow-capped volcanic peaks, forests, rivers and lakes and, as if that wasn’t enough, the mystery-shrouded Easter Island.

andBeyond Vira Vira guest area at night

&Beyond Vira Vira

Elegance and adventure within the breathtaking beauty of Chile’s Lake District

Relax and recharge

The lodge is perfectly situated within a picturesque estate, complete with green fields, towering trees, natural lagoons and flowing rivers, with sensational views of the Villarica Volcano

Farm-to-table dining

The grounds include an on-site working farm, organic vegetable garden and modern cheese factory

Home from home comfort

Warm, spacious, and all with beautiful outlooks, you have a choice of six suites, 12 villas and a five-bedroom sole-use Hacienda

Unique summer experiences

  • Feeling adventurous? Then Vira Vira’s heli-fishing, heli-biking, or a heli excursion to hidden glaciers in Northern Patagonia is a must-do
  • Something cultural? Don’t miss our Mapuche cultural experience
  • Something gentle? The birdwatching is exceptional or you could opt for a gentle drift down the Liucura River
  • Guided hiking? Horseback riding? The perfect way to explore these breathtaking surrounds – there are trekking options in the surrounding national parks or even up Villarrica Volcano (active but safe!) – not to mention horseback riding or mountain biking excursions

Plan your summer escape

Talk to a Travel Specialist and tailormake your journey today