Once an overwhelming concept, travel to South America has never been easier. With direct flights from Sydney and Melbourne to Santiago (Chile), as well as flights via Auckland to Buenos Aires, Australia has never been so well connected to the raw beauty of South America.
A melting pot of multiculturalism, South America combines the warmth and passion of the Latin people with a strong European influence – including German, French, Spanish and Dutch colonial heritage – in an inclusive and dynamic setting. From the pulsating beats of gay discotheques in Santiago; to the heart-breakingly bronzed bodies on Ipanema beach; to the sophisticated culture and cuisine of Barrio Recoleta in Buenos Aires, you’re truly guaranteed the trip of a lifetime.
And if the idea of eloping sounds more appealing to you than waiting for our nation to catch up, your destination wedding options are endless, with Colombia, Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina all enjoying full marriage equality. Stay on for a romantic honeymoon in Tierra Patagonia, where you can relax in their spa with floor-to-ceiling views of the Torres del Paine; or tuck into a post-hike degustation at the boutique Tierra Chiloe. Whatever your travel style, there’s a corner of South America that was made for you… with the help of the right travel agent, of course!
Contributor: Logan Heath – Alpha Travel