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South America Beach holidays

Introduction

Although better known for its wildlife holidays and history and culture, South America still has some superb beaches, particularly in Brazil and Peru, which are ideal for beach holidays in the region. The best beaches in South America include:

  • Ipanema in Brazil is Rio's legendary beach. Justifiably popular, its setting and spectacular backdrop make it hard to beat for playing, partying and posing with the locals.
  • There are good beaches all along Chile's extensive coast but the best of them is Ovahe Beach on Easter Island, where the pink sands are overlooked by imposing Moai stone carved statues.
  • Punta Sal in Mancora is Peru's surfing mecca, with consistent swell, fine sand and a laidback atmosphere.
  • Punta del Este in Uruguay is where the glamorous and good flock to stalk the vast sands and party at night.
  • Cayo Sombrero in Venezuela has a crescent of superb sand and some great snorkelling whilst Isla Margherita offshore also has beautiful beaches.

These are just some of the options available. Additionally, tailor-make your beach holiday in South America by adding a wildlife holiday, cultural excursion or city break to create a truly sensational escape; talk to a destination specialist to see what we can do for you.

Our top itineraries for South America Beach holidays

Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro

Brazil: A Celebration of Life

12-day tailor-made journey from £3,380 pp incl. flights

Join us in celebrating Brazil's rich history and multicultural mix on this unforgettable tailor-made holiday, which begins amid Rio's city icons before heading north to learn about Afro-Brazilian heritage in Salvador and relax on the beaches of Praia do Forte.

Iguaçu Falls

Best of Brazil

16-day tailor-made journey from £4,400 pp incl. flights

Explore Brazil, a country with a continent's worth of highlights within its borders. Teeming rainforests, sparkling beaches and iconic megacities can all be found here, along with a people and culture with a deserved reputation as one of the most welcoming on earth.

São Miguel dos Milagres

Brazil’s Coral Coast self-drive

15-day tailor-made self-drive from £3,200 pp incl. flights

Free car hire

It's time to hit the road on this Brazil self-drive holiday, crossing four states – Pernambuco, Alagoas, Sergipe and Bahia – in the country's stunning northeast region.

Porto de Galinhas, Brazil

Brazil: Olinda and Porto de Galinhas & Rio

12-day tailor-made journey from £2,415 pp incl. flights

Head off the beaten track to explore the historic city of Olinda and the golden beaches of Porto de Galinhas on this tailor-made tour of Brazil. You'll even enjoy a stay in Rio, home to the iconic Cristo Redentor statue and the iconic sands of Copacabana.

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Why book with Wexas Travel?

At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

Contact one of our consultants on 020 7590 0610 to discuss how we can tailor your holiday.

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