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"South America - Is it Safe?"
By far the safest + best way to visit South America is through a professional travel service. I took ElderTrek's "Hidden Treasures of South America" trip and had an unbelievable time. We went to Argentina, Uruguay, Chile and Bolivia. We saw areas other tourists would never visit - including active volcanos, remote villages, historic ruins, wine regions and more. The guides were fantastic - and everything was included, so we knew the price up front.. ElderTrek tours cater to boomers and the groups are small, you get very personal attention and don't feel like you are part of a crowd. I will definitely tour with them again. By the way, they have lots of different trips to South America
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• 22 land days
• Maximum 16 travelers
• Start in Buenos Aires, Argentina, finish in Santiago, Chile
• All meals included
• Includes 2 domestic flights
• Length: 22 days
• Activity Level: 5
Itinerary - detailed itinerary
Day 1 Arrive in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Day 2 Buenos Aires city sights
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I was thinking about going to South America, but I have heard a lot of crime reports that have scared me off. Has anyone been there recently and can tell me about safety there? Thanks