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We’re dreaming of Machu Picchu, crystal blue waters, and the lush jungles teeming with wildlife. Even though international travel is far from in full swing, tour booking site Travelzoo is loaded with hot deals to South America right now. With the flexibility to book now and travel later, you can plan a trip stress-free knowing there’s no pressure to take off before borders are open and you’re comfortable being up in the air. But don’t delay on booking — because these deals sell out quickly and won’t come back around. Snag one of these epic vacation packages before they sell out to make sure you’re first in line for adventure when borders reopen.

1. 11 nights in Machu Picchu including flights

Price: $1,599
Fully refundable: Yes
Travel dates: Through May 2022

This Travelzoo deal is the dream trip you’ve been talking about for years, at a cost that’s less than half of what you’d pay should you book it piece by piece. Included are international airfare to Lima, Peru, and three nights in the city, the trip to Machu Picchu, two nights near the Sacred Valley in Urubamba before visiting the ruins, two nights in the high-altitude city of Cusco, and four nights in Iquitos, where you’ll boat through the Amazon and visit a Native village. This deal is as rare as the electric eel you might spot in the Amazon, and you’re itinerary is taken care of — the only decision you’ll have to make is whether to keep that $2,000 in savings or spend it taking your crew out on the town in Lima to toast the trip of a lifetime.

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2. Seven-day Machu Picchu tour with flights from US

Price: $699 per person, group of two
Fully refundable: Yes
Travel dates: Multiple departures through November

If you want to visit Machu Picchu but don’t need the rest of the jazz, take advantage of this Machu Picchu deal through Travelzoo. For $699 each, you and a partner will fly from Miami to Lima, spend the night, and then fly to Peru’s mountain haven of Cusco. From there, you’ll visit the Sacred Valley, take a luxurious train ride to Aguas Calientes, and conclude with the epicness of Machu Picchu itself. A night in Lima on the backend allows a chance to relax and recap the journey before heading back to the US. Fair warning, though — this trip is about to sell out, so act quickly to ensure your spot on this epic journey. It’s refundable, so you can hammer out the details (including talking someone into joining you) later.

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3. Amazon and Galapagos guided tour with air — save $2,800

Galapagos Island Ecuador landscape destinations

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Price: $1,599
Fully refundable: Yes
Travel dates: Through February 2022

If ancient ruins aren’t your jam, this deal lets you tour the Amazon Rainforest and visit the Galapagos islands for the same price by booking through Travelzoo. An English-speaking guide leads you through Ecuador’s capital city of Quito for three nights, two nights at a jungle lodge in Tena, three nights and days (including the flight from the mainland) exploring the Galapagos, and a walking tour of Guayaquil including its two most prominent sites, the Las Peñas neighborhood and the Malecón Boardwalk, with two nights to relax. International flights are included, as is the guarantee of an epic experience that you’ll only be able to explain to friends and family back home through photos.

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4. Tour Peru and/or Ecuador with flights

Price: $999 and up
Fully refundable: Yes
Travel dates: April 2021-May 2022

Keep $3,200 in your pocket with this seven-night trip to two of South America’s most beautiful destinations. For $999 roundtrip you can tour Peru including Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu, and the Sacred Valley. Add two more nights and you can also see the famous Lake Titicaca — the high-altitude lake that borders the two countries, via the town of Puno. The only way to score this deal is to book through Travelzoo.

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5. 10 nights in Ecuador including Amazon and Galapagos

Price: $1,599
Fully refundable: yes
Travel dates: Through February 2022

This journey starts in Quito, Ecuador’s historic capital, before heading to the Amazonian Tena to experience jungle life and a wide variety of flora and fauna. Then, you’ll head to the Galapagos Islands in search of the seldom-seen Blue Footed Boobie, views of lush green hills giving way to the Pacific, and meals of local fare. Travelzoo includes all flights and lodging, and itinerary details are taken care of in this package — as is a guaranteed experience in Ecuador and the Galapagos from a local perspective.

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6. Eight-night Chile: Patagonia excursion

Torres del Paine

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Price: $1,792 and up
Fully refundable: Yes
Travel dates: April to September 2021

The towering spires and peans of Patagonia inspire climbers, trekkers, and adventures of all stripes, and this deal puts you right in the best spots on the Chilean side. You’ll visit Santiago de Chile on both ends of the trip, with Punta Arenas, Viña del Mar, and Valparaíso also on the itinerary. En route are waterfalls, lakes, volcanoes, and a variety of wildlife including the famed Patagonian guanaco (a funky-looking relative of the llama). Optional excursions include glacier visits and cultural attractions. Some meals are included, as is lodging and transfers in each of the stops along the way.

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7. Four days, three nights in Cartagena with flights

Price: $330 and up
Fully refundable: No, but flexible
Travel dates: May 18, 2021, or customizable

If you’re ready to go this spring, Colombia is waiting. Cartagena is the jewel of the Colombian coast — turquoise waters, wide beaches, and a historic old town to rival any in Latin America. Cartagena de Indias has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1984, and you’ll experience it while staying at the comfortable OZ Hotel and enjoying its daily breakfast. Travel dates at this rate are for this spring, but by booking through Travelzoo you can alter the dates for a slight surcharge — still a great deal considering flights and the logistics of having to coordinate them are taken care of.

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