Labor Day might mark the end of our summer season, but don't put your shorts and swimsuits in storage just yet. Visit major cities in South America September-November to enjoy warm weather south of the border. We compiled a list including 4- and 5-star hotel deals in capitals across the continent to coincide with this LAN Airlines sale.
Bogota, Colombia: Radisson Royal Bogota Hotel ... $127 weekends/$203 weekdays (15% off regular rates)
Visitors to the Radisson Royal Bogota Hotel can experience the old-world charm and popular attractions such as the Gold Museum and Mount Monserrate without wandering very far. The hotel is in the picturesque Usaquen area, where trendy restaurants serving cutting-edge cuisine coexist with unique shops selling native handicrafts. After a long day touring town, sip handcrafted local beers at the Bogota Brewery Company's Usaquen location, just a mile from the hotel. Update: Discounted rate is no longer available in September.
Santiago de Chile, Chile: Ritz-Carlton, Santiago ... $201 weekends/$299 weekdays (45% off competing hotels)
Set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Andean Mountain range, this 5-star hotel is in El Golf, one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in Santiago. This central location grants easy access to the region's mountains, beaches and vineyards. Named to this year's Travel + Leisure 500 World's Best Hotels list, the hotel boasts an indoor rooftop pool and Jacuzzi ideal for a post-sightseeing soak. Update: Weekend rate is no longer available.
Quito, Ecuador: JW Marriott Quito ... $159 daily incl. breakfast for two (save up to $40 on regular rates)
The hotel is in the heart of Quito on Avenida Amazonas, one of the capital city's main thoroughfares that's lined with shops and restaurants. Colonial Quito, established in 1543 over Incan ruins and the first city named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as the Equator Line are a short drive from the hotel. Not Available on: Sept. 12; Oct. 22; Nov. 9-11, 21.
Buenos Aires, Argentina: Sofitel Buenos Aires ... Stay 3 nights, get 1 free effective rate: $248-$259 September/$259-$270 October-November (reg. $360)
Tucked into the Retiro neighborhood on a quiet street lined with antique shops and art galleries, the elegant French-styled hotel serves as a sanctuary in the middle of Argentina's bustling metropolis. Plaza San Martin and the shops of Calle Florida are a short walk from the hotel. To dance tango or watch a futbol game, hail a taxi on Avenida 9 de Julio, the world's widest avenue at sixteen lanes, just two blocks from the hotel.
Lima, Peru: Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores ... $189-$199 daily (save $150 on other area hotels)
The dramatic restoration of the Miraflores César’s Hotel -- the seaside capital's first 5-star property -- gave Peru its newest luxury hotel. In the upscale Miraflores neighborhood, the hotel is within walking distance of the cosmopolitan city's hottest nightlife as well as the historic landmarks of Spanish Colonial rule. Request a room on an upper floor of the 17-story building for sweeping views of the city and Pacific Ocean.