Bienvenido a sudamérica! Bem vindo à américa do sul! Welcome to South America, the perfect getaway for anyone who wants to venture out of the typical European and Asian vacation to explore one of the most diverse and enchanting continents in the world. Let’s take a look at some of our favorite destinations:
Colombia – Barú Island, also known as Isla Barú, is a stunning tropical paradise situated in the Caribbean Sea, off the coast of Cartagena. Accessible by boat from Cartagena, this island offers a perfect escape for travelers seeking sun, sea, and sand. One of the most famous beaches on the island is Playa Blanca, which is often considered one of the best beaches in the region.
Peru – Machu Picchu, often referred to as the “Lost City of the Incas”, was built by the Inca civilization around the mid-15th century under the rule of Emperor Pachacuti. Travelers can reach Machu Picchu by flying into Cusco and staying at one of our partner 5 star properties. While in Cusco, you can explore the town and its amazing surrounding historical sites like Sacsayhuaman. From Cusco, take a luxury cabin train to the nearby town of Aguas Calientes and then ascend to the site by bus or hiking the famous Inca Trail.
Brazil – Rio De Janeiro is commonly known for its amazing beaches of Ipanema and CopaCabana, Sugarloaf mountain, and the Christ the Redeemer. However, a hidden gem awaits 2 hours south of Rio called Ilha Grande. To reach Ilha Grande, travelers typically take a ferry from the town of Angra dos Reis, located on the mainland. The boat ride offers breathtaking views of the surrounding islands and turquoise waters, setting the tone for a memorable island getaway. Ilha Grande is renowned for its pristine beaches, lush rainforests, and crystal-clear waters, making it a paradise for nature lovers and adventure seekers.
Ecuador – Want to explore the South American rainforest in luxury? Mashpi Lodge is an extraordinary eco-luxury hotel nestled in the heart of the Mashpi Rainforest Reserve, located in the Andean Cloud Forest of Ecuador. It was designed to blend seamlessly with its natural surroundings, offering guests an unparalleled opportunity to connect with nature while enjoying luxurious accommodations and amenities. During their stay, guests can embark on various guided expeditions and nature walks led by expert biologists and naturalists. At the end of each day, guests can unwind in the lodge’s cozy lounges, savor gourmet meals featuring local ingredients, and relax in the outdoor hot tub while stargazing in the evenings. It is a haven for eco-tourism and offers a perfect blend of luxury, adventure, and environmental consciousness for an unparalleled rainforest retreat.
Argentina, Uruguay and Chile – Short on time and flying far from home? There is so much to see while in the southern hemisphere, so why not take an exciting 12 day journey exploring Patagonia with one of our cruise partners. Fly into Buenos Aires where you can spend a few days dancing tango and visiting Mendoza, Argentina’s wine region. From Buenos Aires, you will stop in a few towns in Uruguay and Chile, Ushuai known as the most southern city in the world, and travel through the Strait of Magelan to Valparaiso Chile. This trip will surely capture your heart.