October and November are a great time to visit Central and South America. Holidays in December bring prices up, but if you can travel now, there are great savings to be had. Throughout Central and South America, travel packages are designed to encourage visitors to hit the road during the so-called “shoulder season.” Here are some of the best deals on offer:
The Ruta de Maya in Fast Forward
We are finishing up our first Guatemala guidebook here at the VIVA offices, and as we work, everyone has been captivated by the country. Gate 1 Travel is offering a short trip, capturing some of the highlights of Guatemala. 5 days/4 nights, including hotel and airfare from New York City, from $500.
South American Highlights
Buenos Aires, Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu: it would be hard to fit more iconic South American destinations into a ten-day trip than GotMyFare.com has. The price for the trip starts at $1600, including airfare from New York, hotels and guided tours.
The Wino’s Grand Tour
Wine lovers, rejoice! Exito Travel is offering a special multi-destination deal with airfare to South America’s three wine meccas: Santiago, Chile, and Mendoza and Buenos Aires, Argentina. Just remember to sober up before your flight home.
Loco for Colombia
Finally peaceful and safe, Colombia has become a favorite destination among travelers and travel writers. But don’t take our word for it: Spirit Airlines’ sale on airfare to Cartagena, Bogota, Barranquilla, Medellin and Armenia puts the best of Colombia within reach. Though Spirit tacks on lots of extra fees, it is hard to argue with one-way fares of $49-$119.