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All travelers must have a passport valid for six months after your return to the United States. Non U.S. Citizens are advised to check with their respective consulates as to visa requirement for the countries they are visiting. Latour is not responsible for any delays, damages, losses, missed portions of tours or other missed services incurred by passengers who fail to obtain necessary travel documents.


South America's weather varies considerably from region to region and from season to season. In general, you can rely on pleasant or hot temperatures just about everywhere from November to early May. In November and December, temperatures can become extremely hot anywhere inland. Rain in most areas is heaviest between April and October. In the mountains, snow-falls start as early as April.


Long haul international flights allow two checked bags per person with neither to exceed 62 inches or 50 pounds currently, plus one carry-on bag not to exceed 39". Any excess is at the passenger’s own expense. Infants: No baggage permitted. For domestic flights in the USA, most airlines permit one piece of checked luggage and charge $25 for a second piece of checked luggage. Some airlines may impose additional charges if you choose to any baggage. However, currently these charges do not apply to passengers who have purchased their domestic connecting flight on the same ticket as their international flight from/to the USA and are entitled to two checked pieces per person not exceeding 50 pounds per piece. Weight restrictions on some routes on inter-country or international air flights may apply. Please contact your airline or refer to its website for detailed information regarding your airline’s checked baggage policies. Airline policies vary and may change at any time. LATOUR is not responsible for any excess luggage/weight charges levied by an airline. Baggage insurance is highly recommended, as we cannot be held responsible for lost or damaged luggage or personal items. Only one suitcase per person is permitted on all motor-coach and private car tours.


Visitors may bring into South America one bottle of liquor, one bottle of wine, 50 ml of perfume and 200 cigarettes.