Flights to South America
Student Flights to South America
South America offers some of the world’s most diverse and vibrant landscapes, cultures, and opportunities for adventure. StudentUniverse offers flights to South America from hundreds of airports around the world at discounted prices. Flying to South America internationally is made simple due to the fact that every country has an international airport in its capital as well as some major cities.
Depending on what form of adventure you are looking for, it is good to know the best time of year to book your flight to South America. The low season is from July to August during their winter months where some countries like Argentina and Chile close up their beach resorts, and some mountains are no longer operational due to snow. If you are travelling between December- March you will be in the midst of high season in the South American summer where you can party at Carnaval or fly to Patagonia at the perfect time.
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Tips for Travelling to South America
Tips for Booking a Flight to South America
If you’ve ever been to South America before, you’ll know that how you get around is just as much a part of the trip as the excursions experienced. With a continent this massive, you will certainly need to take several flights when travelling to the Amazon basin and beyond. So bring a camera with you on the airplane, because South American flights never fail to provide astonishing views from 30,000 feet.
One great tip to follow when booking your flight to South America is to consider choosing a country-specific airline with domestic and international flights to Europe. These (at times) smaller airlines can provide cheap flights you may not have normally considered.
Safety Tips: While there are many times where car, bus, or boat travel are logical, make sure you choose proper transportation in regards to your safety as well as costs. For example, you can save money if you are having a multi-destination trip by booking a flight for the farthest destination first and then taking a boat or bus across shorter borders. However, travelling up or down the Andes in Ecuador, Peru, or Bolivia by bus can be extremely dangerous. Although this option is cheaper, you should book a flight instead.
Top Places to Visit in South America
With so much to see in one landmass, we have made you a cheat sheet of the top places to visit in South America and the things to do when you get there.
Machu Picchu, Peru – 7,000 feet high in the heart of the Andes sits the iconic Incan ruins that have mystified and delighted travelers since the early 1900’s. Referred to as “old peak” or “the Lost City of the Incas”, the best times to travel are in the dry season May- October.
Galapagos Islands, Ecuador – Charles Darwin called the Galapagos “a little world within itself” which perfectly describes the way we feel about this world-famous National Park. Make sure you book travel in advance, this popular destination is worth your bucket list and spots fill fast!
Easter Island, Chile – The 887 statues called “Moai” that guard this remote island are said to be best seen at sunset where at times they seem to shift and move. If you’re feeling like an adventurous hike, you can’t miss this island.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Visit Ipanema Beach, gaze at Christ the Redeemer, or party at Carnival until dawn. This energetic city has enough to offer any traveler an entire vacation’s worth of revelry.
Busiest Airports in South America
Visas for South America - Know before you Fly
Depending on what country you hail from, you may be required to purchase a visa before entering certain countries during your trip. Knowing what the intricate details are before you book your flight to South America will ease worry and help avoid incredibly frustrating dilemmas that can arise without the proper paperwork. Airlines will not let you board a plane headed to a country you have no visa for. Some countries such as Argentina don’t require you to have a visa, but they will instead demand a reciprocity fee paid in advance upon arrival.
Some countries in South America also require you to have a return ticket already booked before crossing the border. This is important to note for countries that you may just want to land in before taking transportation such as a bus to the next border.Officially, Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, Suriname and French Guiana demand onward tickets, but only sometimes enforce it.
A final consideration before you go is a proof of sufficient funds. They are technically required wherever you go, but only in rare instances are they ever asked for. If it sounds or appears as though you do not have sufficient funds then your stay may be cut short - make sure you are neatly dressed for customs.
Student Hotels in South America
Acros Rio Palace Hotel, Rio de Janeiro
from £39/night** | ★★★★
A stay at Arcos Rio Palace Hotel places you in the heart of Rio de Janeiro, walking distance from Catedral de Sao Sebastiao do Rio de Janeiro and Arcos da Lapa. This hotel is within close proximity of Museu da Chacara do Ceu and Chácara do Céu Museum.
Hotel Boutique Reino Del Plata, Buenos Aires
from £29/night** | ★★★★
With a stay at Hotel Boutique Reino del Plata, you'll be perfectly located in central Buenos Aires, steps from Cafe Tortoni and minutes from Plaza de Mayo. This hotel is close to Casa Rosada and Obelisco so you can wander at ease!
Padama Hotel, Lima
from £29/night** | ★★★★
Located in Callao, Padama Hotel is close to Minka Shopping Centre and National University of San Marcos. Take advantage of the great amenities like renting a bike or viewing the city from the rooftop terrace.
*NOTE ABOUT SOUTH AMERICA FLIGHT PRICES: All prices were current at the time this was published. Prices are subject to availability and subject to change without notice. Prices are based on searches done in the last 14 days for roundtrip flights from the United States to select cities in March 2016 and returning in March 2016. Flight prices vary by date, departure city, arrival city and availability. All taxes/fees are included in the price, except certain government taxes, change fees, and fees imposed in destination and airline baggage fees, if applicable.
**NOTE ABOUT SOUTH AMERICA HOTEL PRICES: All prices were current at the time this email was published. Prices are subject to availability and subject to change without notice. Prices are a per night per person lowest amount found based on searches done in the last 14 days for hotel stays for the cities listed above for stays between in March 2016. Hotel prices vary by date, city, and availability. Taxes/fees are not included in the price.