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  1. The heart of the city

    The Obelisk is a modern monument placed at the heart of Buenos Aires. It was built in May 1936 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the first founding of the city. (Dennis Degnan / Corbis) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. Passion dance

    Two tango dancers perform in Calle Caminito, a street in La Boca district of Buenos Aires famous for this passionate dance. (Sergio Pitamitz / Corbis) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. Color block

    Colorful buildings are hard to miss on Caminito Street in Buenos Aires. (Sergio Pitamitz / Corbis) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. A place in the sun

    Sun-seekers crowd a beach in Mar del Planta - Argentina's premier seaside resort on the southern coast of Buenos Aires Province. (Yann Arthus-bertrand / Corbis) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. A walk on the water

    The 335-foot-long suspension pedestrian bridge, Puente de la Mujer (Bridge of the Woman) was donated by Alberto L. Gonzales and his family to this city of Buenos Aires. Designed by Santiago Calatrava , it is the architect's only work in South America. (Michael Lewis / Corbis) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. Amazing acoustics

    The Colon Theatre in Buenos Aires is one of the most famous opera houses in the world. It has 2,367 seats and standing room for 1,000. (Hubert Stadler / Corbis) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. Capital beauty

    Finished in 1906, the National Congress Building in Buenos Aires is four stories high and has two pavilions, one on each side. (Anthony Cassidy / Corbis) Back to slideshow navigation
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updated 2/2/2009 2:12:21 PM ET 2009-02-02T19:12:21

The deal
Now that the cost of airfare is declining, it’s easy to see why people are flocking to South America. The diverse landscape boasts mountains, fjords, beaches, rainforests, ancient ruins and modern cities.

LAN Airlines just announced some outstanding deals on fares to Argentina, Uruguay and Chile from New York City or Toronto starting from just $599 round-trip. Travel is valid through June 15, but in order to take advantage of this offer, you must book by Feb. 3.

The dollars
LAN announced the following round-trip fares from New York or Toronto to:

  • Buenos Aires, Argentina: $599
  • Montevideo, Uruguay: $599
  • Iguazu, Argentina: $599
  • Cordoba, Argentina: $599
  • Santiago, Chile: $699
  • Punta Arenas, Chile: $699
  • Easter Island, Chile $999
  • And more!

The catch
Government taxes and fees of up to $90 are not included in the quoted fares above.

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