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Pent-up demand and peak travel season in North America and Europe have created the perfect storm with chaotic airport scenes, but the skies and queues are clear for travel to South America, making it the ideal travel alternative for an international holiday.

Pent-up demand and peak travel season in North America and Europe have created the perfect storm with chaotic airport scenes, but the skies and queues are clear for travel to South America, making it the ideal travel alternative for an international holiday.

Now international travel is back and border restrictions have eased, global bookings have exceeded pre-pandemic levels, however airline cancellations, staff shortages, COVID complications and weather issues are causing headaches for long-awaited holidays.

Unlike other travel hotspots struggling with over-tourism and flight shortages, airlines, tour operators and hotels in South America have resumed regular operations in popular destinations such as Rio, Buenos Aires and Machu Picchu, according to Chimu Adventures operations managers.

No crowds, just birds. Macaws in the Peruvian Amazon. Image: Chimu Adventures

Chimu Brazil operations manager Nick Macciocca reports that airlines and airports are operating smoother and more efficiently than ever in South America.

“None of our countries is suffering from shortages of staff, and they have refined their processes and systems in order to cope with the additional work created by COVID requirements to make everything as efficient as possible,”  he said.

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Chimu Chile operations manager Paula Torrejón Scaff said travel to South America is back to normal and tour operators are welcoming overseas guests with open arms. 

“LATAM has resumed flights from Sydney and connections with the rest of the countries are working fine with few delays and changes,” she said.

“Overall, I think South America is much safer and more consistent than Europe and we are willing to host all visitors after two years.”

Chimu set for a South American summer

The tip here is that The Southern Hemisphere summer season is the perfect time to visit South America for a relaxing and stress-free vacay with fewer crowds and none of the airport issues currently impacting the Northern Hemisphere.

Check out Chimu Adventures‘ special travel deals on 2022/2023 Signature South America itineraries and Antarctic cruises departing from Argentina.

For more info, head to chimuadventures.com