South America

When to go

to South America

The best time to visit South America...

Argentina - El Chalten hike
Argentina - Iguazu Falls

Deciding the best time to visit South America can be the decision that makes or breaks the entire itinerary and, quite often, if you can flexible with your dates by a week or two, then you may just miss the first rains falls, or catch the start of the whale migration…that sort of thing.

In the links below you can see all of the main countries of South America and when is the best time to visit each. In each section there is further information on each of the countries but, in the main, the best time to visit South America is in the northern hemisphere winter time, between September and March, particularly if you are considering the southern countries such as Chile and Argentina. If you would like more detailed information on the various areas and activities that South America has to offer then please follow the below links and overviews for each…

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