Flights to South America

South America

They say that your first port of call when you fly to South America will be the one to which you are forever enthralled, so choose carefully – Santiago, Rio, São Paulo, Bogota, Lima or Buenos Aires could all hold the key to your travelling heart. Romantic, mystical, fantastical, remote and historic, South America is best characterised as a place of extremes – from its rich indigenous culture and colonial histories to its epic multifarious landscapes. Tropical jungles, ancient ruins, bio-diverse wetlands, surf beaches and modernist cities await . You could spend a lifetime journeying here and never satisfy your appetite – that is at least until you try the South American food !

About your flight to South America on Qantas+

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    Enjoy direct flights to Santiago three times per week

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    Awarded Best First, Business and Overall Wine Cellar at Business Traveller 'Cellars at the Sky Awards' 2013

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    Stretch out on our award winning fully flat bed in Business class available on selected flights

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    Relax on your way to South America in our Associated Lounge (American Airlines Admirals Club) in Santiago

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Flights to Santiago


Muse of poets, prize of conquistadors and the most popular gateway to the big South American trip, make Santiago your first stop in South America.

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Rio de Janeiro

See Rio at her best in the year of the World Cup. White sandy beaches, tropical forests and pulsating nightlife are all on the agenda.

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Getting to and around South America

Flights to South America have never been so frequent with flights taking off on a daily basis. There are three flights to Santiago direct from Sydney every week with onward connections across the continent on LAN. With massive distances from one country to another and quick-to-sell-out internal flights, it’s best to book as much as you can before you go.

After your flight to Santiago, our partner airlines LAN and TAM can take you on to many more exciting South American destinations like São Paulo, Lima, Bogotá and Buenos Aires. You can also take a South American tour that suits your travel style and budget at with over 10,000 options across the world, from an afternoon helicopter tour of Rio to epic twenty day cruises through Antarctica.

There have been movies, songs and books written about getting around South America and there’s a good reason why – heart achingly beautiful landscapes, eccentric regional cultures and the opportunity to be free as a bird are all in the mix. However you go, get ready for a big South American travel adventure.

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