Cheap flights in South America

Hop around Central & South America–for less

With 20 different countries spread over eight million square miles, there are endless places to visit in South America. How do you think all those die-hard backpackers fill their time? Top sites include:

  • Machu Picchu An abandoned Incan citadel perched high in the Andes mountains, this mysterious relic is Peru’s headline attraction. Luckily, there are plenty of cheap Lima flights that will get you one step closer to the high-altitude adventure of a lifetime.
  • Galapagos Islands This collection of 18 volcanic islands sits off the coast of Ecuador, relatively isolated in the Pacific Ocean. The islands’ unique wildlife inspired Darwin’s Theory of Evolution, and now you can explore them, too!
  • Rio de Janeiro The open arms of Christ the Redeemer welcome you into Brazil’s most iconic city. Join a volleyball game on the sunny shores of Ipanema Beach or wander through The Tijuca Forest.
  • Salar de Uyuni Tour the world’s largest salt flat, located in southwest Bolivia. During rainy season, the entire flat is covered in a thin layer of water that reflects the sky above, earning it the reputation of “world’s largest mirror.” This site usually takes 3-4 days to visit.

If you’re planning a multi-destination trip, you’ll need to consider all sorts of transportation. International flights can cost a lot more than domestic flights, so try to cross borders via bus or car (be careful to check the transportation company’s reputation before you board), or use our discount student flights to bring you from point A to point B without breaking your budget. Consider one of SU’s South America tour packages to avoid this process altogether.