South America Mega Post: Vancouver to Peru, Chile, Argentina, Colombia or Bolivia
If you've ever wanted to visit South America, today would probably be a very good day to check the airfare prices.
If you feel overwhelmed by the choices, my pick would probably be the deals from Vancouver to Santiago, Chile.
Chile rarely goes on sale (usually $1200+), and there's many great months to visit, such as November & December for the Patagonia area (summer in the southern hemisphere).
And late September to mid November for Santiago (spring time).
All of which fall in line with the months available for this deal. This is also a new record for the cheapest Vancouver - Chile flights ever seen.
Let's examine the available South American destinations in order of price, from Vancouver...
Vancouver to Bogota, Colombia (BOG) - $547 to $580 CAD roundtrip including taxes
When: late October 2015 and early November 2015 - very limited dates
How: search on Travelocity.ca
Oct 15 to 26
Oct 15 to 26-- added @ 7:50 PM PST
Vancouver to Lima, Peru (LIM) - $660 to $696 CAD roundtrip including taxes
When: late September 2015 to December 2015
Heads up: There are a variety of different flight options, some involving overnight stays in San Francisco or Toronto, while others involve an overnight stay in Mexico City.
Click on 'Show Details' once you get to Kayak to review the itinerary. Some flights don't require overnight stays, and have just 1 stop each way (I've identified them in the links below).
Alternatively, you can fly into Lima (LIM) and out of Cusco (CUZ) for $645 to $678 including taxes.
Heads up: Some flight combinations change price from $678 to $702 when you get to Expedia. Each day has numerous flight combinations, so try various ones when you get to Kayak.
Vancouver to La Paz, Bolivia (LPB) or Santa Cruz, Bolivia (VVI) - $704 CAD roundtrip including taxes
When: September 2015 and October 2015
Heads up: These flights may involve overnight stays in Mexico City
La Paz: October 8-26 - $703
La Paz: October 8-26 - $703-- added 5/21 @ 7:41 AM PST
Santa Cruz: October 8-26 - $703
Santa Cruz: October 8-26 - $703-- added 5/21 @ 7:41 AM PST
Vancouver to Santiago, Chile (SCL) - $732 to $787 CAD roundtrip including taxes
^^ new record for cheapest Vancouver - Chile flight ever seen.
When: September 2015 to mid-December 2015
Heads up: There are a large variety of different flight itineraries available for under $800.
Tip: When you get to Kayak, try using the 'Durations' sliders on the left, and bring the 'Layover' slider down to 5 hours or less, and the 'Flight Leg' slider down to 20 hours.
This should yield some flights for $791 on LAN that are fairly decent in terms of travel time.
16 hours of total travel time each way is about as fast as Vancouver - Chile can be done, and these ones are 19 hours.
Oct 13-23 - $769
Oct 13-23 - $769(Oct 11-14 to Nov 20-21 for $791)
Oct 27- Nov 06 - $769
Oct 27- Nov 06 - $769(Oct 25-28 to Nov 03-06 for $791)
Nov 03 - Nov 13 - $764 - over Remembrance Day
Nov 03 - Nov 13 - $764 - over Remembrance Day(Nov 1-3 to Nov 10 or 12 for $791)
Nov 10 - Nov 20 - $764
Nov 10 - Nov 20 - $764(Nov 9-10 to Nov 18-19 for $791)
Nov 24 to Dec 04 - $765
Nov 24 to Dec 04 - $765(Nov 22-24 to Dec 01 for $791)
Dec 1 to 11 - $732
Dec 1 to 11 - $732(Dec 1, 2, or 4 to Dec 10 or 11 for $787)
Vancouver to Buenos Aires, Argentina (EZE) - $796 to $821 CAD roundtrip including taxes
^^ it's been many years since I've seen a Vancouver - Argentina flight in the $800s.
When: September 2015 to early December 2015
Heads up: These are some very lengthy flights with overnight stays each way. Probably not worth it for most people. There are some in November/December that have better itineraries though, without overnight stays, and 20-24 hours of total travel time each way (Around 18 hours each way is the fastest Vancouver - Argentina can be done).
Oct 28 to Nov 12 - $788
Oct 28 to Nov 12 - $788-- added 5/21 @ 7:38 AM PST
Nov 2-4 to Nov 12-13
Nov 2-4 to Nov 12-13(some decent travel times)
Nov 12 to Nov 23-24
Nov 12 to Nov 23-24(some decent travel times)
Nov 23-25 to Dec 04
Nov 23-25 to Dec 04(some decent travel times)
Multi-City Deal: Vancouver to Buenos Aires, Argentina and then to Santiago, Chile and then back to Vancouver - $855 for all 3 flights!
It looks like Air Canada is now offering some amazing multi-city deals, where you can visit Argentina *and* Chile for just $855 after taxes, including the flight between Buenos Aires and Chile. I've definitely never seen anything like this before.
When: October 2015 to mid-December 2015
Airlines involved: Air Canada
Heads Up: In most cases, you can either do Argentina first, or Chile first. Either way, it seems to result it in a 1-stop flight in one direction, and a 2-stop flight in the opposite direction.
(these example searches are for a 2 week trip, spending one week in Argentina and one week in Chile. It is possible to find longer trips by mixing and matching the departure/return dates from the various examples below.
For example, if you modify the dates on Google Flights to Nov 05 to Nov 11 to Nov 25 it will work as well).
Oct 06 to 21
Oct 06 to 21$855 - Argentina first, then Chile
Oct 06 or 08 to 21
Oct 06 or 08 to 21$855, Chile first, then Argentina
Oct 16 or 17 to 28
Oct 16 or 17 to 28$880, Argentina first
Oct 16 or 17 to 28
Oct 16 or 17 to 28$880, Chile first
Nov 5 to 18
Nov 5 to 18$855, Argentina first
Nov 3 or 5 to 18
Nov 3 or 5 to 18$855, Chile first
Nov 10 or 12 to 25
Nov 10 or 12 to 25$855, Argentina First
Nov 10 or 12 to 25
Nov 10 or 12 to 25-- $855, Chile first
Nov 17 to Dec 02
Nov 17 to Dec 02$855, Argentina first
Nov 17 to Dec 02
Nov 17 to Dec 02$855, Chile first
Nov 24 or 26 to Dec 09
Nov 24 or 26 to Dec 09$865, Argentina first
Nov 26 to Dec 09
Nov 26 to Dec 09$855, Argentina first -- Chile first is $965 on these dates
screenshot from verified price page on AirCanada.com
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