Traveling in the spring through South America is a wise decision for several reasons: the cities are not crowded with tourists being that the high season is summer which begins on December 21, the prices of accommodations, flights and excursions are usually considerably lower, and the weather is perfect for doing all kinds of activities from city tours on foot and extreme sports to outdoor ecological experiences.
While all South American destinations offer travelers tourist options to spend an excellent vacation, these are the 5 cities that we highlight in Daytours4u to travel to in spring.
Medellín: Spring all year round ideal for outdoor activities
Medellin has an average annual temperature of 22º C and that’s why it is known as the City of Eternal Spring. No matter what time of year you travel to Colombia, you can always visit Medellin and enjoy its natural beauty.
We particularly recommend taking advantage of your stay to do outdoor excursions in the city itself, such as the Fernando Botero Walking Tour, where you’ll find the work of one of the most renowned artists in Colombia, and the Medellín Transformation Tour that will take you to discover how the city has changed in the last 40 years, especially after Pablo Escobar.
Buenos Aires: Culture and entertainment at any hour
The cosmopolitan Buenos Aires is one of the tourist cities par excellence of the southern cone. At this time of the year the city dresses in lilac with the flowering of jacaranda trees and shrubs typical of the intertropical and subtropical America, temperatures favor long walks through the streets and parks of Buenos Aires, and the sun goes down later and later.
City Walking tours and cultural experiences are probably the best activities to do in spring. Our recommendations for the season are the San Telmo and La Boca Walking Tour, a private walk through the most traditional neighborhoods of Buenos Aires, the Guided Tour of the Teatro Colón, which also includes a walking tour around the theater to discover the architectural details of the surrounding buildings, and the Political Tour: Traces of Buenos Aires, a walk specially designed to learn about the nuances of Argentine history and society.
If you also wish to discover the best of Buenos Aires nightlife, the tango shows in Buenos Aires are the classic options that never disappoint, while the Speakeasy Bars Tour is a novel journey through the top clubs in the city.
Carmelo: The destination of the romantic getaways of Uruguayans and Argentines
Carmelo is a charming city by the Rio de la Plata, located in the area of Colonia in Uruguay. The main attraction of the place are its extensive vineyards, full of history and romance. The unmissable activity of Carmelo is, of course, wine tasting, however, there is also the option to do sailing and recreational fishing, ideal tours for the spring.
Due to its proximity to Buenos Aires, Carmelo is also a place of getaways for the porteños and all travelers who are in the Argentine capital. For this reason, one of our Rio de la Plata recommendations for Sundays this season is A Day in Carmelo: Cacciola Wine Route, which includes boat tickets from Tigre to Carmelo and vice versa, bus transfers from the port and throughout the day in Carmelo, lunch and guided tour to the wineries El Legado, Cordano and Familia Irurtia with tasting at each one.
Búzios: The perfect rest by the sea and very close to Rio de Janeiro
The city of Búzios is a beach destination in the State of Rio de Janeiro that can be visited at any time of the year. Its average annual temperature is 25º C and if you travel during the spring months of South America you will have the city all to yourself.
Búzios also stands out for its nightlife and the two places you can’t miss are the Orla Bardot promenade and the Rua das Pedras where most of the nightclubs, restaurants, shopping centers and craft galleries are concentrated.
If you’re staying in Rio de Janeiro in the next few months and will spend most of your vacation in Brazil, book the One day tour to Búzios and spend an excellent day in this magical place.
Puerto Natales: Patagonian landscapes for lovers of the cold
All the recommended destinations so far have one element in common: the weather, all with temperatures above 20º C. Now, if you’re looking for cold and Patagonian landscapes, Puerto Natales is our recommendation for you in the spring season, especially because it’s the time of year with less wind and rain.
From Puerto Natales, a city in the Chilean Patagonia, you will be able to visit unique attractions in South America such as the Torres del Paine and the Perito Moreno Glacier. Let yourself be conquered by this beautiful Chilean city whose landscapes recreate the best of the steppe and the Magellanic forest and the Cordillera de los Andes.
The most recommended excursions leaving from Puerto Natales are the Torres del Paine Tour, a 10-hour tour that includes a visit to the Cueva del Milodón, and the Perito Moreno Glacier Tour, a full day that will take you to Patagonia Argentina to witness this awesome natural wonder.
Enjoy the spring in South America, take your time to travel peacefully through each destination and take advantage of the incredible prices of the low season. Live the best travel experiences in South America with Daytours4u!
By: Keilma Rojas, Web Content editor at Daytours4u