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Travel Tips

South America offer travelers a rich combination of natural wonders and cultural treasures, making it one of the world’s greatest destinations.

Visitors will need a sense of adventure and the drive to discover for themselves the smallest details as well as major attractions, and above all the ability to get the most out of every experience.

Please bear in mind the following advice when traveling in South America:

Travel documents

Travel documents

Travelers entering in most of the South American countries must carry a valid passport. Visas are not required for travelers from...

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Time zone

Time zone

We will take Peru as an example of the referential times you should take into consideration when traveling to South America...

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Altitude

Altitude

If you are visiting a destination situated at sea level, you will not have to worry about altitude problems. Altitudes are a health challenge for some people...

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Safety measures

Safety measures

Most of South America is a safe region; however, like anywhere else in the world, travelers are recommended to take normal precautions...

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Internet

Internet

Internet access is widely available in South America’s major cities and popular tourist destinations. Most hotels offer a free internet service...

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Electricity

Electricity

Voltage in South America is mostly 220/240v 60 cycles.
Many hotels are also equipped with 110/120v...

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Religion

Religion

Most South Americans are Catholics however; freedom of worship is respected. Many celebrations and rituals associated with the Catholic...

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Currency exchange

Currency exchange

The market forces of supply and demand, determine currency exchange rates. There are many currency exchange bureaus in major cities...

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Shopping

Shoppings

Purchases can be made in local currencies or US Dollars. Check the exchange rate, which may vary from day-to-day...

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Tipping

Tipping

It is usual to leave a 10% tip for waiter service in restaurants and coffee shops. In common with other parts of the world, tipping is subject to the...

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Climate

Climate

The geographic location of South America makes it one of the world’s most climatically diverse regions.

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Clothing

Clothing

Bellow the Equator, the temperature may vary considerably during the day. At night and in the early hours of the morning it is often cold...

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Transport

Transport

No matter where you are staying, we suggest you to requests a map at your hotel and ask for some directions and take a first orientation walk...

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Water

Water

Mains water is not recommended for drinking, although this is due to its mineral content rather than health concerns...

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