South America is more than just indulging in fun and frolic at the beaches.
South America is more than just indulging in fun and frolic at the beaches. It is a land with the beautiful Chilean Andes and the place where there is a liberal sprinkling of music, culture, history, art and heritage. Here is a much sought after chance to indulge in the land of the Mayans.
1 Uxua Casa Hotel & Spa Brazil
This is a place where history and culture meet seamlessly tocreate an experience that is unparalleled. The casas are restored fishermen homes and were created by designer Wilbert Das along with local artisans. Brazilian antiques and art are in full bloom with guests encouraged to walk around and savour the place in its entirety. Settle down later to enjoy a friendly, Bahian style meal. The swimming pool here has healing crystals that are best for relaxation. The magnificent beach to lounge in the resort has been created from old fishing boats.
2 Awasi Patagonia, Chile
Awasi Patagonia neighbours the Torres del Paine National Park and is situated in a private reserve which is one of the best in South America. During the stay at this rustic-luxe retreat, you will get to enjoy the views of Lake Sarmiento and Torres del Paine peaks. A must do sightseeing tour will get you to spot foxes, llamas, condors, guanacos and pumas. Sip exquisite wine as you savour the view that opens up in front of you and try out the restaurants that bring the best of Patagonian cuisine.
3 Cavas Wine Lodge, Mendoza Argentina
Take a dip in the beauty of Mendoza, a wine growing region that lies right at the foot of the Andes. This resort, which is located in a 55-acre vineyard, is a one-of-its-kind in South America, taking pride in its wineries and the experience it brings. Guests can take a ride on the horse and indulge in several adventures activities as they relax in the sprawling resort. What’s more? The wines and grape seeds are used in massages and therapies too and you get ample opportunity to walk around and interact with farm hands.
4 Hotel Fasano Sao Paulo, Brazil
This hotel lies in the exclusive Jardins district and is a hub for luxury shopping and gourmet dining. It has an understated style which is both retro and contemporary. Eat at Fasano, which is arguably the best Italian restaurant in the city, or have a few drinks at the Baretto bar. After a hard day of partying and eating good food, letting your hair down at the spa and the wonderful pool is not a bad idea. You have to let go of city-bred notions as you encompass the spirit of Sao Paulo.
5 Belmond Monasterio Cuzco, Peru
Guests are in the glorious company of legends and historical greats at Belmond Monasterio. This building was a monastery that dates back to 1592. Today it spells exquisite luxury and beautiful boutique rooms and suites, making it a perfect getaway! Your day plan can be finalised with help from well informed staff who will set up your white water rafting excursion or the 4-day trek through the Sacred Valley. They will also arrange traditional craft tours and cooking classes to give you a complete feel of life in Peru.
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