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I am desparately trying to research suitable places to visit for my honeymoon in August 2006. We would love to go to S America but are unsure about weather at this time of year.

We want a bit of beautiful beach, breathtaking scenery to visit, nature, history and funky nightlife. Not much to ask but does anyone have any suggestions of a few countries we could visit and soak up the wonderful culture of this far away land.

Is this wrong time of year to visit?

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1. Re: Weather

August in S.America is smack on winter, no beautiful beaches at this time of the year.

For plenty nightlife you can choose Sao Paulo or Rio in Brasil or Buenos Aires in Argentina.

For history you better visit Cusco and Machu Picchu in Peru.

For nature you can try Iquitos or the Manu reserve in Peru, these areas are very warm year round.

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2. Re: Weather

For August in Argentina ( wintertime ) 2 Highlights are Buenos Aires ( Plenty nightlife / Outdoors ( Delta Islands , Estancias ( Ranches) / Museums / Restaurants and Iguazu Falls ( a Must !) .

Try in Trip Advisor green search bar for specific info .

Also on Argentinian sites as


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3. Re: Weather

If you want beaches, you might try to look at www.mancora.com These beaches are near known for being sunny year round, and then you could take off to Cuzco for Cultural Splurge.

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4. Re: Weather

Remember, if you go in August, northern countries are in better weather. Argentina, Brazil an Chile are in wintertime and it would be cold. Better beaches, you can go to the Parque Tayrona in Colombia. There is a beautiful hotel in some cottages on top of rocks with a beautiful vista to blue beaches. You can also think about Panama, and the beaches there in some small islands are amazing. Cheap too.

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