When most luxury travelers take their vacations, South America is not generally on their list, but over recent years, the destination has experienced an explosion of luxury hotels and other five star services like no other. Luxury travel to South America has never been so easy and the quality of the services that will both surprise and delight you. The choice of destinations in this fabulous continent is endless from grand European type cities to marvels of nature all over the continent to ancient civilization and legends that will stay with you forever. In addition, South America has the largest rainforest jungle on the planet. Now relax as we give you the five trip we feel you should take on any luxury journey to South America.
Let us start with what most people who travel to South America want to see, Machu Picchu. Luxury travel to Peru has never been so easy with many beautiful hotels all over the country. Machu Picchu is no exception, and there are several five star properties to choose. The Machu Picchu Sanctuary Hotel is at the gate of the Inca Citadel and offers gourmet cuisine and some of the best views of the ruins that you will see.
Getting to Machu Picchu is also easy; there are many ways to consider. Firstly, if you are looking for a luxury trip to Machu Picchu than look no further than the ultra-luxurious Hiram Bingham train, you will be wined, dined, and even entertained on your journey through the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu. The train leaves from Cusco most days and you will arrive relaxed and ready to explore. There are other trains you can also catch, like the Vistadome which is also a luxury experience but easier on the hip pocket.
If you are feeling a little more on the adventurous even energetic side why not try one of the many luxury-walking treks to Machu Picchu. These treks are not easy but the meals are excellent and when you arrive into camp at the end of your day you will be pampered with a wonderful dinner, cocktails, massages and amazing luxury tents that feature comfortable beds and warm water to wash the trek away. These trekking adventures last from four to seven days and the rewards are many. Contact Cusco Peru Travel for all our luxury Peru tours.
Next, we will move onto the mighty Amazon region, both for the nature lovers and the luxury traveler. IN the Peruvian part of the basin five star luxury is not at all hard to find, with the Inka Terra Reserva Amazonica in the Tambopata region in Puerto Maldonado a standout. An eco-luxury lodge in front of the Madre de Dios River, the lodge features thirty-five luxury wooden cabins and is located deep in the rainforest. Featuring many wonderful excursions to pass the time, the lodge has been voted in the top twenty-five in the world by National Geographic Traveler. Also in the same area is Rainforest Expeditions Tambopata lodge, with all the luxury you would expect from a five star resort. The deluxe suites feature two queen size beds also features a private bathtub on the deck overlooking the jungle. The lodge has many fascinating jungle walks and hikes to pass the days.
From the Northern Peruvian jungle town of Iquitos leaves the luxury Aqua Expeditions cruises. With two boats now servicing the Amazon River in Peru, these luxury liners are the finest in luxury cruising. Featuring sixteen suites that have a boutique feel, the cabins have all the luxury inclusions. The cruises are either seven, four or three nights. Reaching the depths of the jungle you will see many beautiful species of birds and animals. A luxury tour you will never forget.
Moving to the South of the continent is Patagonia, as the southern tip of America; Patagonia should be visited by most people in their lifetime. The area is one of the most naturally beautiful places on the planet, featuring glaciers and an abundance of wildlife beyond compare. Many cruises leave Santiago in Chile and travel down the continent to Torres Del Paine National Park and onto Punta Arenas. Alternatively, there are tours leaving Buenos Aires by plane to the southern tip of the continent, then onto El Calafate, which is where you will find the magnificent glaciers. All in five star luxury.
The last luxury trip we recommend is a luxury tour to Iguazu Falls in the north of Argentina or the south of Brazil. Featuring nearly three hundred waterfalls spanning nearly three kilometers set in a truly beautiful natural setting. ON the Brazilian side of the falls is the Belmond Das Catarates Hotel, which is one of the most luxurious in the area, the rooms are lavishly decorated and ensure peace and serenity all in the five star luxury you will need. Located in the national park on the Argentinian side of the falls is the Mehia Iguazu. This property features room with water views and fine dining in the perfect position. These hotels are perfect for a honeymoon or special occasion.
For you next luxury vacation to South America consider one of our recommendations for the perfect trip every luxury traveler should take.