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South America Tailor made Holidays

Explore the sights of Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Peru or Brazil on a private South American adventure. Our tailormade team of experts are on hand to help you plan the perfect itinerary.

From legendary Machu Picchu and the wildlife-rich Galapagos to the vast Atacama Desert and thundering Iguazu Falls, we will strive to create a tailor made holiday that incorporates all of your interests while suggesting fun and unique things to do along the way.

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Suggested itineraries for South America

Machu Picchu | Peru | South America

Into the Incan Empire

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Vineyards in Mendoza | Argentina | South America

Waterfalls Wine & Wilderness

14 days | FROM USD $2,649

Sample Argentina’s great outdoors with this trip from the magnificent Iguazu Falls to the awe-inspiring of a...

Driving up to one of Ecuador's beautiful volcanoes on a n Ecuador Tour

Avenue of the Volcanoes

13 days | FROM USD $5,669

Discover the heart of the Ecuadorian Andes with this adventure from colonial Quito to coastal Guayaquil taking...

A mouth-watering choice of accommodation

Where you spend the night should be an experience in itself, and on a tailor made holiday through South America with us you can choose exactly where you want to stay. From charming colonial properties and magnificent traditional haciendas, to boutique city hotels to eco lodges offering a true wildlife experience in South America’s deserts, jungles and national parks – there are plenty of options to choose from. On your tailor made holiday enjoy a bespoke mix of accommodation, sampling the best of what the continent has to offer.

Some of our top hotel picks

Accommodation on Tour

For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.

Simple
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.

Standard
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.

Superior
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.

Deluxe
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.

Lavish
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!

Belmond Hotel Monasterio , Cuzco
A former monastery and national monument dating back to 1592, the Belmond Hotel Monasterio is a delightful retreat that combines centuries old charm with luxury hotel service. Guest rooms are all wonderfully unique with rich wood furnishings and architectural quirks that add to the historic atmosphere. The decor is of a Spanish colonial style with luxurious ensuite marble bathrooms. The hotel boasts a number of restaurants including El Tupay where you can enjoy classic international cuisine sourced from local fresh ingredients. Well located in the heart of Cuzco.
Our Category: Lavish   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Deluxe Hotel
Isla Suasi - Casa Andina Private Collection, Puno
Built out of wood, stone and totora, Casa Andina Private Collection rises above a sheltered hill located on the northern part of the island. The vastness of the lake and its beauty can be viewed from each of the 23 rooms, all with large windows and fireplaces. Guests can dine at the Alma restaurant serving up delicious Peruvian cuisine and grab a drink at the Alma Bar. Campfires can also be organised for those wishing to enjoy their evening al fresco. Beautifully located on the only private island in the whole of Lake Titicaca - Isla Suasi.
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel
Cavas Wine Lodge, Mendoza
Nestled in a 55 acre vineyard, Cavas Wine Lodge is the first of its kind in South America. Guest rooms and Villas face west with spectacular views of the Andes Mountain Range and each room has a plethora of facilities including spa style bathrooms and sometimes wood burning fireplaces. The lodge also has an onsite spa and restaurant - boasting some fo the best-tasting food in the area. Why not try some of the local steaks or delicious fresh fish washed down with a glass of regional wine? Well located just a 30 minute drive from Mendoza city.
Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: Deluxe Lodge
Samari Spa Resort, Banos
Formerly a Jesuit monastery, Samari Spa Resort tastefully combines a high quality of service whilst maintaining the charm of the original architecture. Guest rooms are beautifully decorated with high beam ceilings and classic wooden furniture. The on site restaurant serves up a wonderful array of the culinary diversity that Ecuador is famous for. There is also an authentic tavern where guests can enjoy delicious refreshments whilst being transported to a time of knights and crusades. Well located to the east of the town of Banos.
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel
Tierra Atacama Hotel & Spa, San Pedro de Atacama
Sitting in beautiful landscaped gardens, Tierra Atacama is designed by some of Chile's leading creative talent. Sourcing natural local materials the perfect place to relax and spoil yourself has been created. Guest rooms are beautifully decorated in a dark wood style and all come with either outdoor showers or inroom bath tubs for that extra piece of decadence. The onsite chef serves up a stunning array of local dishes - perfectly washed down with a tasty glass of wine from the region! Well positioned on the edge of the Atacama desert.
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Mid-range Boutique Hotel

Getting from A to B

Travelling through South America by road is a fascinating experience which allows you to see more of the country than if you travelled by air. We use private chauffeur driven air-conditioned vehicles for all transfers and include public bus journeys on occasion to give you the chance to travel alongside the locals too. Transportation isn’t just a practicality though; it can also add some adventure to your trip too. Why not ride the train along the spectacular Devil’s Nose in Ecuador, discover the incredible Galapagos Islands aboard a luxury cruise or fly over the Nazca Lines in Peru.

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