South America from $1,099 return

Stephanie Yip 12 February 2018 NEWS

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Discover low fares to seven South America destinations for May and June travel.

LATAM is helping you experience the highlights of South America with flights to seven of its cities starting from just $1,099 return.

You'll have your choice of discovering Santiago de Chile, Buenos Aires, Lima, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Bogota or Montevideo in this "Big Deal" sale.

The cheapest seats travel between Melbourne and Santiago from $1099 return, with other hot fares looking like Sydney to Lima from $1,315 and Melbourne to Buenos Aires from $1,215 return.

Travel dates are concentrated in May and June, which is the most idyllic time to visit the continent as the weather is cool and pleasant for sightseeing.

Bookings can be made direct with LATAM here until 26 February 2018, which is when the sale ends.

A full list of flights available is below.


How good are these fares?

In the best of times, we've seen fares to South America drop under $999 return, though more often than not whenever the price hits the early $1,000s you're looking at a bargain. All fares are full-service, so there's no need to consider adding baggage or meal costs and flights with LATAM are generally direct or include one-stopover, which is minimal and means you'll arrive that much faster than other options.

Compared with other sales currently running, Air New Zealand has a competitive sale on Buenos Aires flights only. These are for similar dates and start from $1,157 return from the Gold Coast (which LATAM doesn't fly out of). Like-for-like, it's still offering the better deal with flights from Sydney at $1,187 and from Melbourne at $1,171 return. You can find out more here.

For all other destinations, you'll be hard-pressed to find any better during this travel period.

Full list of fares on sale in the LATAM Big Deal sale:

FromToTravel datesReturn fareBook
MelbourneSantiago de ChileMay-June 2018$1,099Book your flight with LATAM
SydneySantiago de ChileMay-June 2018$1,115Book your flight with LATAM
BrisbaneSantiago de ChileMay-June 2018$1,130Book your flight with LATAM
SydneyMontevideoMay-June 2018$1,213Book your flight with LATAM
MelbourneMontevideoMay-June 2018$1,213Book your flight with LATAM
MelbourneBuenos AiresMay-June 2018$1,215Book your flight with LATAM
SydneyBuenos AiresMay-June 2018$1,231Book your flight with LATAM
BrisbaneBuenos AiresMay-June 2018$1,232Book your flight with LATAM
BrisbaneMontevideoMay-June 2018$1,260Book your flight with LATAM
SydneyLimaMay-June 2018$1,315Book your flight with LATAM
MelbourneSao PauloMay-June 2018$1,326Book your flight with LATAM
SydneySao PauloMay-June 2018$1,335Book your flight with LATAM
MelbourneLimaMay-June 2018$1,337Book your flight with LATAM
MelbourneRio de JaneiroMay-June 2018$1,339Book your flight with LATAM
BrisbaneLimaMay-June 2018$1,353Book your flight with LATAM
BrisbaneSao PauloMay-June 2018$1,356Book your flight with LATAM
BrisbaneRio de JaneiroMay-June 2018$1,364Book your flight with LATAM
SydneyRio de JaneiroMay-June 2018$1,380Book your flight with LATAM
PerthSantiago de ChileMay-June 2018$1,410Book your flight with LATAM
MelbourneBogotaMay-June 2018$1,460Book your flight with LATAM
BrisbaneBogotaMay-June 2018$1,478Book your flight with LATAM
SydneyBogotaMay-June 2018$1,512Book your flight with LATAM
PerthBuenos AiresMay-June 2018$1,524Book your flight with LATAM
PerthMontevideoMay-June 2018$1,552Book your flight with LATAM
PerthLimaMay-June 2018$1,646Book your flight with LATAM
PerthSao PauloMay-June 2018$1,648Book your flight with LATAM
PerthRio de JaneiroMay-June 2018$1,658Book your flight with LATAM
PerthBogotaMay-June 2018$1,770Book your flight with LATAM

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