Traveling to South America
South America is a really is a continent for the record books.
This landmass is home to Venezuela's Angel Falls, the world's highest waterfall; the Andes, the world's longest mountain range; the Amazon, the world's largest rainforest; and the Atacama desert which just so happens to be the driest place on earth!
These natural record-breakers aren't the only thing that attract travelers-- people flock to experience the warm culture, great food, sublime beaches, and incredible nightlife spots. From the bustling streets of Buenos Aires, to the eerie serenity of Machu Picchu, all the way down to the rugged, untamed Tierra Del Fuego, no two places are alike and each has a pace of it's own.
Best Times for Traveling
Spring (between September and December) is a great time to visit South America as tourist volumes tend to be thinner, and weather a lot more temperate. Additionally, Fall (between March and June) is also a nice time to plan a South American getaway. Summer in South America typically falls from December to March, and Winter is June to September. The rainy season for many inland locations tends to be between November and May, so keep that in mind when booking any South American voyages.
Major Airports in South America
Sao Paulo International Airport (GRU)
GRU is Brazil's busiest airport in terms of passenger traffic and it is located 25 km from Downtown Sao Paulo. Passenger traffic is split between GRU's two main terminals, with 39 national and international carriers operating to them. Some of these carriers include Air Canada, Air France, British Airways, KLM, Lufthansa, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and many more.
Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE)
EZE is located 22 km southwest of Argentina's capital Buenos Aires. Airlines that operate to this airport include Air Canada, Air France, British Airways, Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Lufthansa, Qantas, United Airlines and many more.
El Dorado International Airport (BOG)
BOG is Latin America's third largest in terms of passenger traffic, and is located 15 km from the center of the Bogota, Columbia. BOG is Avianca's national hub and an important airport in Columbia. Airlines that operate to its two terminals include Air Canada, Air France, Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue Airways, and Lufthansa, to name a few.
Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport (GIG)
GIG is the main airport serving Rio de Janeiro, and was ranked 4th in Brazil in terms of transported passengers. GIG's two terminals are serviced by a wide-array of many different international airlines including such carriers as Air France, British Airways, Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Iberia, United Airlines, and U.S. Airways.