Whether you’re craving adventure or just a day by the pool, South America is full of unforgettable experiences. With a variety of cultures, the country is also home to one of the oldest civilizations in the Americas. Visit the lost city of Machu Picchu or take a private yacht tour of the historic islands of the Galapagos. In need of some relaxation? Spend your day at a resort with thermal pools and five-star restaurants for a truly luxurious experience. We recommend booking several months in advance to assure that your room choices and activities are available during your visit so you don’t miss out. Here are just some of our favorite ways to travel South America in luxury.
One of the most exciting, and important, part of traveling is where you choose to stay during your visit. The Belmond Miraflores Park in Lima offers both luxury accommodations and activities during your stay. Experience the culture of Peru right from your room and choose from their range of suites with breathtaking views of the city or try your taste buds at one of their many restaurants and bars. You can even explore Lima through the hotel’s various activities such as fitness classes, horse shows, tours and more. If you’re looking for a day of relaxation, we recommend visiting their spa for a range of beauty treatments for both individuals and couples.
Take a trip to the East Coast of South America for a stay at the Carmel Charme Resort in Aquiraz. Its “barefoot luxury” and various amenities make for a perfect getaway location. Choose from a suite, loft or bungalow while overlooking the beautiful waters of the Atlantic. Take a dip in their thermal pools complete with surround sound, wet bar and sauna or fit in a game of tennis at the fitness center. Carmel Charme also has great packages for your honeymoon or wedding plans.
South America is full of amazing sights to see – and you won’t want to miss any of them! Take a tour of the lost city Machu Picchu for a glimpse of the culture and history of Peru. Explore the temples, hills and plazas as you learn about the ancient Inca empire dating back to 1450. Tickets sell out early so we recommend getting yours ahead of time. You can purchase various tours and ticket packages HERE.
You can also grab your snow gear and experience one of the most popular tours – Patagonia Highlights. Travel through Argentina and Chile while taking in views such as the world famous Perito Moreno Glacier and Torres del Paine National Park. Book your excursion with Kensington Tours for this ten-day trip with prices starting at $5,600.
Maybe a journey to the Galapagos Islands is more your speed. These islands are located just off the coast of South America. Hike near the active volcanoes while trekking the volcanic beaches full of wildlife. We recommend snorkeling in the blue waters in search of sea turtles, hammerhead sharks and sea lions. You can even travel back to the time of Charles Darwin to study tortoises at the research station that created his historical “survival of the fittest” theory. You might also try a tour in style on a fully chartered yacht starting at $6,500 with Jacada Travel to truly experience its magic.
From luxury hotels with breathtaking views to a private tour of the Galapagos, there are endless ways to experience luxury travel in South America. Whether you prefer to lay by the pool overlooking the ocean or go for a hike, there’s activities for everyone of all ages to enjoy. Looking to explore even more of the country? Check out these must-visit destinations in South America!