SOURCE: Jacada Travel

Jacada Travel

November 15, 2011 18:38 ET

The 2012 Guide to Enjoying the Warmth and Luxury of Latin America From Jacada Travel

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Nov 15, 2011) - With climates staying warm in most South American destinations like Uruguay, Brazil and Argentina, it's the perfect time to escape the cold and head to Latin America for an unforgettable winter escape. But, with all of the options available for travelers, planning a getaway may become a daunting task for many. That's why the experts at Jacada Travel, who have all spent extensive time in Latin America, have put together a guide to planning your perfect South American escape for winter 2012. Here are their top tips:

1) Experience renowned destinations - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is at the top of this list. As the most famous city in Latin America, travelers can experience city life, incredible dining, and the world's most famous beaches. For a family friendly getaway, go for a wildlife cruise around the legendary Galapagos Islands, both educational and breathtaking.

2) Ring in the New Year - Although it is a perfect winter escape, Rio isn't necessarily the best place to go for New Year's Eve -- known for its massive beach parties on Copacabana, many luxury travelers would enjoy a more relaxed setting in upscale Trancoso or Jose Ignacio in Uruguay, an "it" spot for the world's jetsetters.

3) Indulge in cuisine and wine - Not to be forgotten when planning your dream winter getaway is Mendoza, the great wine region in Argentina. The region's incredible wine, gourmet food, tree-lined avenues, and traditional Gaucho horse-riding experiences will make any traveler forget their winter woes.

4) Explore wildlife - It's okay to venture away from the obvious beach locales in the winter months. "It's a great time to travel further south in Argentina to Patagonia, where the long days and short nights in the winter make it the best time of year to explore the stunning nature and wildlife in the region," says Alex Malcolm, founder of Jacada Travel.

5) Climate is key - Don't assume all destinations have the same weather and temperatures. Jacada Travel recommends consulting an experienced travel planner regarding the climate you are after and the kinds of activities you want to experience.

6) Don't procrastinate - Never wait until the last minute to start planning your getaway. The longer you wait, the more expensive your trip can become and the most in demand destinations like Trancoso and Rio de Janeiro book quickly.

To experience these incredible destinations, Jacada Travel has a plethora of options all completely private and customizable to anyone's taste. Popular winter itineraries include:

  • Luxury Peru Explorer From $4713

See highlights of Peru's culture and nature in fine style

  • Luxury Brazil - Rustic Beach Chic & Style From $4500

The laid-back luxury lifestyle combining Brazil's coastal charm and city cool

  • Luxury Argentina Explorer From $4721

Experience a stunning variety of landscapes in just one trip

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