When to Go

High Season (Dec–Mar)

  • It's high season in Brazil and the Atlantic coast; beaches and festivals (such as Carnaval) are big draws.
  • The best time to visit Patagonia, though expect higher prices.

Shoulder (Oct–Nov)

  • It's dry season in the Amazon, making for fine wildlife-watching.
  • Fewer crowds and lower prices make this a good time to visit Buenos Aires, Rio and other coastal destinations.

Low Season (Jul–Aug)

  • In Chile and Argentina, many services close at beach resorts, and mountain passes can be blocked by snow.