LATAM Airlines, South America’s leading airline, offers one stop daily flights from Sydney to Santiago, Chile, the gateway to South America. LATAM also operates three non-stop flights per week between Melbourne and Santiago, Chile on board its next-generation fleet of 787-9 aircraft, with onward connections to over 115 destinations in South America, including favourites such as Colombia, Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Uruguay, Ecuador and Bolivia.
The new Melbourne-Santiago flight commenced in October 2017, and is the first ever non-stop service between the two cities. It is the only direct connection between Melbourne and South America, significantly reducing travel times.
Passengers flying with LATAM en route to South America will experience the state-of-the-art design and technology of the Boeing 787-9, providing greater comfort, security, and efficiency. The aerodynamics of the 787-9 incorporates technology that reduces the impact felt by the passenger due to turbulence and the unique pressurisation of the cabin results in the reduction of headaches or other symptoms a passenger might experience when flying, allowing travellers to arrive fresh at their destination.
Premium Business Class on board the LATAM 787-9 offers superior services, entertainment and features, including larger auto-dimming windows, dynamic lighting, more storage space at ground level, as well as spacious seats with six-way adjustments, including reclining and full-flat positions for optimum rest.
LATAM’s Premium Business Class and Premium Economy Class inflight menu has been carefully crafted by a panel of renowned South American chefs with a perfectly paired wine list selected by Hector Vergara, Latin America’s only Master Sommelier, allowing passengers to begin an authentic South American experience the moment they step on board.
There has never been a more exciting time to discover the diverse destination that is South America, home to rich cultures, stunning landscapes, historical sites and many bucket list trips. Eclipse Travel is a proud partner of LATAM with access to the best fares in the market and can provide a seamless booking service as part of your trip to South America. See below for some great offers to begin your Adventure of a Lifetime to South America on board LATAM.
The perfect introduction to South America, this 11 day trip takes you to the highlights of the continents three most exhilarating cities: cultural Santiago, cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, and the spectacular beaches and awe inspiring sights of Rio de Janeiro. To complete this unforgettable experience, make a visit to majestic Iguazu Falls
Travel in style through the best of Patagonia, an area boasting some of the most breathtaking landscapes on earth and sure to be the highlight of any trip. We take you to a lodge where for 4 days you’ll explore Torres del Paine National Park, an unrivalled landscape of jagged peaks, clear blue lakes, spectacular waterfalls and rivers, thick Magellanic forests, and, no matter where you look, fantastic scenery. Later we cross the border into Argentina to see the Perito Moreno Glacier, with its huge walls of blue ice which dramatically collapse into the lake as it advances
South America’s Lake District bordering between Chile and Argentina is famous for its gorgeous scenery of seemingly bottomless mountain lakes, snow-covered volcanoes and verdant forests. On this classic journey you will start in beautiful Puerto Varas before crossing the Argentinean border into Bariloche via spectacular lakes and mountain passes.
*Can also be offered in the reverse direction
This classic 9 day itinerary is the perfect option for anyone passing through Rio de Janeiro or Buenos Aires. Completely flexible, it can be run in either direction on any day you choose. Be amazed at the view of Rio de Janeiro from the feet of Christ the Redeemer statue, stand on top of Iguazu Falls and experience its spectacular power and beauty then dance the tango and enjoy a famous Argentinean barbecue in Buenos Aires
This trip combines the contrasting experiences of the lively city of La Paz with the adventure and unique landscapes of southern Bolivia and northern Chile. At the expansive Salar de Uyuni and San Pedro Atacama you will enjoy surreal landscapes and abundant wildlife, including wild vicunas and multi coloured lakes filled with flamingos. You will complete your trip in Santiago, Chile's vibrant capital city which is surrounded by an extraordinary set of snow-capped Andean mountains
Discover the tales that date back hundreds of years laying important foundations for cultures and traditions of the world we know today. Start your journey in Lima and pass the ancient highlights of Huaca Pucllana pyramid and San Francisco Church. Continue to Cusco where you will learn of the history of the Incas and hike up the mighty Machu Picchu. Explore the bohemian neighbourhoods of Santiago and Valparaiso before flying to the mysterious island of Rapa Nui (Easter Island). End your trip in the idyllic island of Tahiti and soak in the culture and sumptuous food of French Polynesia
Chile's capital city is surrounded by an extraordinary set of snow-capped Andean mountains to the east and a smaller coastal range to the west. It is truly a beautiful sight. The city offers one of Latin America's most cosmopolitan, vibrant and artistic city centres. Nearby Valparaiso, is one of Chile’s most interesting cities with its steep hills revealing a labyrinth of streets filled with bohemian cafes and brightly coloured buildings