In the countries of the southern hemisphere spring starts now, in September, and until December they enjoy the pleasant temperatures typical of this season. They also have the added attraction of not being overcrowded by tourists, as the dates coincide with autumn in the north.

Safari in the plains of Tanzania

In the southern spring there are two options to enjoy the best safari through the endless plains of East Africa and its parks and nature reserves: before or after the rainy season, which takes place between October and November. If there is a hurry, you have to travel now; if not, waiting until the end of November or the beginning of December is perfect since after the rains the hatching of the wildlife takes place. Nautalia Viajes offers several circuits around Kenya and Tanzania, including a nine-day tour that starts at 3,680 euros per traveler,with flights, accommodation, transfers and visits included and whose itinerary includes the Serengeti, Amboseli and Tarangire National Parks, the capital of Kenya, Nairobi, and the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area. The circuit is valid from September 11 to October 4. 

Hobbit setting in New Zealand.

Hobbit setting in New Zealand

In search of the elves in New Zealand

Many already refer to the country located in our antipodes as Middle Earth, the imaginary world created by the author of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien. It is here where all the films of the two sagas have been shot, which have caused a great migration of fans wanting to feel like an elf or a hobbit for a few days. From spectacular fjords to the mighty New Zealand Alps, the journey is a must for lovers of great scenery. Bthetravelbrand proposes a 19-day trip departing on October 30to visit for two weeks the most emblematic scenarios of the two main islands, the North and the South, starting in Oakland and ending in Queenstown, and visiting places like Rotorua, Hobbiton, Twizel or Tekapo, as well as delving into the Maori culture and enjoying of the urban life of their cities. The price marked on the website is 6,980 euros per person and travelers will be accompanied by expert traveler Jorge Traver.

Hurtigruten cruise ship in Antarctica.

Hurtigruten cruise ship in Antarctica

Cruise to Antarctica

The sixth continent is the only one with its entire surface located within the southern hemisphere. Now winter is ending and the long nights of the southern winter begin to give way to the sun’s rays and the explosion of life on the shores of the Antarctic Ocean. The MS Roald Amundsen ship of the Hurtigruten shipping company sets sail from Valparaíso (Chile) on October 22 for an 18-day cruise through the fjords of Chilean Patagonia and Antarctica with a price starting at 8,190 euros, with breakfast, lunch and dinner included. The price does not include international flights or travel and cancellation insurance, as well as some optional excursions, activities and Spa treatments. It does include charter flight Ushuaia-Buenos Aires in tourist class.

Guanaco in Chilean Patagonia.

Guanaco in Patagonia de Chile

Wonders of Chile

The Andean country offers one of the most intense and wonderful trips in South America, where you can combine the urban attractions of its capital, Santiago, to breathe modernity and trend, with stargazing in Atacama, the driest desert on the planet; the exploration of forests and lakes at the foot of imposing volcanoes, islands full of legends, such as Easter, or ancient glaciers and unique mountain formations in the southernmost areas of the planet, such as the Torres del Paine National Park. Viajes El Corte Inglés proposes the Chile, Mountains, Lakes and Glaciers circuit, of 11 days and nine nights with departure on October 14,visiting Santiago, Puerto Montt, Puerto Varas, Puerto Natales and Torres del Paine from 2,835 euros per person. Includes flights, transfers, hotels, meals, visits, excursions, Spanish-speaking guide and travel insurance. 

Bora Bora, in French Polynesia.

Bora Bora, in French Polynesia

The paradises of the South Seas

French Polynesia is one of the most dreamy destinations on the planet. Spanish navigators like Álvaro de Mendaña were the first to reach these remote Pacific islands, but once they were discovered they continued their exploration of the South Seas. Today under the French flag, French Polynesia offers a bunch of archipelagos each more suggestive and attractive, with spectacular resorts and hotels facing limpid beaches with turquoise water. Logitravel proposes a 19-day circuit through Japan and French Polynesia with departure on November 14 to which a 22 percent discount applies, going from 11,163 to 8,790 euros per person. 

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