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    Pocket Guide: South America

    Home to over a dozen countries, each with its own unique climate, geography and splash of culture, South America is one of the most diverse and unique continents on Earth. Fusing indigenous heritage with western traditions from the continent’s colonial past, trek through the Earth’s largest rainforest, the Amazon, hike the Machu Picchu Inca Trail, or just kick back with a cocktail on the Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro. With such an array of cities, countryside and coastlines, a hotel in South America guarantees an activity fuelled break that you’ll never forget.

    Areas & Neighbourhoods: Where to Stay in South America

    Brazil — The largest country in South America, Brazil is dominated by the Amazon rainforest. While it is a top destination for eco-tourists, recent years of economic growth have placed the vibrant Latin culture of its major cities Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia and Sao Paolo at the top of the tourist agenda when it comes to finding the best hotels.

    Argentina — Bordered by the famous Andes mountain range, Argentina comprises grassland, lakes and glaciers, making it one of the most geographically diverse countries in South America. Its colourful and cosmopolitan capital, Buenos Aires, is the home of the tango and is also the most visited city in South America – and so has some excellent hotels.

    Chile — Chile is a country of extremes. Long and narrow, it boasts one of the longest coastlines in the world, has some of the largest volcanoes on the planet and its haunting Atacama Desert is the driest place on Earth. Chile is also one of the world’s largest producers of fine wine, so be sure to enjoy a little tipple. There’s so much to do and see with a hotel in Chile.

    Peru — Best known for the Inca Trail and the ancient city of Machu Picchu, Peru’s vast swathes of rainforest house some 70% of all species on the planet. While much of the rainforest is protected, Peru remains a top destination for those keen on extreme hiking, biking and rock climbing, as well as wildlife spotting.

    Things to See with a Hotel in South America

    South America has it all. Capture an unforgettable snap of the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, or bask in the shadow of the fairytale basilica of Las Lajas, which traverses a gorge in Colombia. Nature lovers will marvel at the crashing Iguazu Falls on the Argentine border with Brazil, while more active types might want to trek through rainforests, up mountains and past volcanoes, which cut across the vast sky like timeless sentinels. Whatever you do – don’t forget your camera.

    Things to Do When You Book a South America Hotel

    Whether you’re in the thriving cities of Lima or Brasilia, or trekking through a time capsule community in the Andes, one thing’s for sure – South Americans love their food. Book a culinary walking tour in Rio de Janeiro to sample regional specialities, such as grilled beef or the local staple, meat and bean stew. For something more intimate, a small group Lima home cooked tour could be on the cards. Pass through authentic Peruvian family kitchens, sampling mouth-watering delicacies as you go, including fresh ceviche or a traditional Brazilian potato dish passed down through generations.

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    Hotels in Rio de Janeiro (and vicinity)

    Arena Copacabana Hotel - Rio de Janeiro Hotels
    Rating: 4.0 Stars

    Arena Copacabana Hotel

    Av Atlantica 2064 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - Map
    "Excellent Hotel in fantastic location"
    The hotel was perfect for our stay in Rio. The location is perfect, hotel and rooms clean and modern. The roof top pool is just what is needed after a hot Rio day.
    A Traveller
    Located in Copacabana, this beachfront hotel is on the boardwalk, 0.2 mi (0.2 km) from Praca Serzedelo Correia, and 2.8 mi …More
    Belmond Copacabana Palace - Rio de Janeiro Hotels
    Rating: 5.0 Stars

    Belmond Copacabana Palace

    Avenida Atlantica 1702, Rio de Janeiro - Map
    "True 5 star experience"
    I spent the last 2 nights of my trip to Rio at this hotel to treat myself to a 5 star experience. The Copacabana Palace did not disappoint. The hotel is beautiful and elegant, the staff extremely attentive and friendly and the accomodations luxurious and comfortable.
    Traveller from Nutley, NJ
    Located in Copacabana, this beachfront hotel is in the entertainment district and within 3 mi (5 km) of Praca Serzedelo …More
    Miramar Hotel by Windsor - Rio de Janeiro Hotels
    Rating: 5.0 Stars

    Miramar Hotel by Windsor

    Avenida Atlantica, 3668 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - Map
    Awesome hotel! We'll go right back to this hotel the next time we're in Rio and Copacabana Beach.
    A Traveller
    Miramar Hotel by Windsor sits near south Copacabana Beach along lively Avenida Atlantica, home to shops, bars, and …More

    Hotels in Buenos Aires (and vicinity)

    Regal Pacific Buenos Aires - Buenos Aires Hotels
    Rating: 4.5 Stars

    Regal Pacific Buenos Aires

    25 De Mayo, 764, Buenos Aires - Map
    "Good hotel in central downtown"
    The hotel itself is an excellent hotel with excellent facilities. I particularly enjoyed the location and using the hotel room. Power shower was a big bonus. The cleaning staff and room service staff have been very friendly. My experience was slightly dampened by one particular female staff who was not very helpful (albeit friendly and professional) in assisting our queries. In comparison, her work colleague who offered help made us felt like home. The food and wine in general was superb, although I would like more variety of food for breakfast which was very simple, after 9 days it was a bit hard to eat breakfast there! Overall - a fabulous experience. I would recommend it.
    Traveller from London
    Regal Pacific Buenos Aires is a 5-minute walk from the gleaming high-rises and posh steakhouses lining the Puerto Madero …More
    Unique Art Madero - Buenos Aires Hotels
    Rating: 4.0 Stars

    Unique Art Madero

    Chile 80, Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires - Map
    "Regular hotel"
    The maintenance of the hotel is very poor. They do not have a restaurant only serving breakfast
    A Traveller
    Located in Montserrat, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Canto Al Trabajo and Presidente Sarmiento Frigate Ship …More
    Claridge Hotel - Buenos Aires Hotels
    Rating: 4.0 Stars

    Claridge Hotel

    Tucuman 535, Buenos Aires - Map
    "Great hotel, excellent location helpful staff"
    The location was fabulous, within walking distance to many great sites. Very helpful staff. Delicious and huge buffet breakfast. Room clean and beds comfy.
    Traveller from Ontario Canada
    This white-columned hotel is in the heart of the Buenos Aires' central business district, a half-block from the vibrant Calle …More

    Hotels in Cusco - Machu Picchu (and vicinity)

    Casa Andina Private Collection Cusco - Cusco Hotels
    Rating: 4.0 Stars

    Casa Andina Private Collection Cusco

    Plazoleta De Limacpampa Chico - 473, Cusco - Map
    "Great stay in Cusco!!"
    This hotel is very central to everything and the staff was super friendly. Breakfast was great, lots of variety great service. General TiPS....when you get to Cusco just relax in your room the first day/night. The altitude is no joke. The hotel provides oxygen for $35 so if you are feeling light headed or out of breath this comes in handy. ALSO no alcohol or heavy foods the first night. High altitude affects your digestive system so take it easy. If you are going to Machu Picchu leave your luggage at the hotel or pack lightly. The train station is 30 minutes away and traffic is awful so the less you carry the easier your life will be! Bon voyage my friends!!
    Traveller from US
    Located in Cusco Historic Center, this historic hotel is steps from Iglesia de Santo Domingo, Temple of the Sun, and …More
    Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel - Machu Picchu Hotels
    Rating: 4.0 Stars

    Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel

    Av. Hermanos Ayar Mz 1 Lote 3, Machu Picchu - Map
    "Wonderful hotel with amazing staff!"
    We had a great stay at the Sumaq. The staff met us at the train station and took our luggage to the hotel where we were greeted and offered warm towels and complimentary beverages. The staff explained the hotel, showed us the restaurant, bar and to our room. The room was roomy and very clean. We took a complimentary cooking class which was entertaining. Breakfast and dinner were included and the buffet breakfast was a great way to start each day before heading to Machu Picchu. On our last day we checked out before heading to Machu Picchu and the hotel held our luggage. We then came back to the hotel and they allowed us to use a room to shower making for a very pleasant train ride back to Cusco.
    Traveller from Montgomery, AL
    Situated on the riverwalk, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Aguas Calientes Hot Springs, Wiñaywayna Park, and Las …More
    Palacio del Inka, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Cusco - Cusco Hotels
    Rating: 5.0 Stars

    Palacio del Inka, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Cusco

    Plazoleta Santo Domingo No 259, Cusco - Map
    "This hotel has everything!"
    This is a beautiful hotel in the heart of Cusco. The staff is friendly and extremely helpful. The concierge was always there to help and would always follow up when you asked them a question. I never write reviews but this hotel was far and away the best I have ever visited. I could not recommend it more!!!!
    Traveller from Los Angeles, California
    Located in Cusco Historic Center, this luxury hotel is steps from Iglesia de Santo Domingo, Temple of the Sun, and …More