Wild indulgence... in Latin America


| October 24, 2019

Looking to experience the untamed and remote landscapes of Latin America in unparalleled luxury? “In your wildest dreams,” you might say, but as implausible as it may sound, it’s absolutely possible.

Whether you want to explore harsh desert landscapes or seemingly impenetrable rainforests, you can find an exclusive lodge that will offer all the adventure without sacrificing on creature comforts. What’s more, these lodges make every effort to blend seamlessly with their natural environment, leaving as little environmental footprint as possible while also giving back to local communities.  Here are five of our favourites, each offering an array of immersive activities that will leave you with a true appreciation for our astounding natural world.

Pool, Tierra Atacama, Chile

Pool, Tierra Atacama, Chile

Awasi Iguazú, Argentina

Hidden in the dense, tropical jungle of Misiones, close to the mighty Iguazú Falls, these 14 stand-alone villas offer sophisticated, pared-back accommodation, each with a private plunge pool, deck and outdoor shower. Make sure to…

  • Take a boat across crystal-clear pools and picnic in the jungle as the sun sets.
  • Visit nearby Jesuit ruins and meet local Guarani tribes.
  • Visit Iguazú Falls on your own schedule, with a private guide.

 

Bedroom, Awasi Iguazu, Argentina

Bedroom, Awasi Iguazú, Argentina

Bedroom & lounge area, Awasi Iguazu, Argentina
Bedroom & lounge area, Awasi Iguazú, Argentina

Corocora Camp, Colombia

This exclusive tented camp is set on its own private reserve within the vast, tropical plains of Los Llanos, known for its cowboy culture. Make sure to…

  • Take a safari to look for white-tailed deer, capybaras, anacondas, giant anteaters and howler monkeys.
  • Spend a day with a local cowboy, trying your hand at the lasso and learning traditional cattle calling melodies.
  • Join biologists and contribute towards the conservation of the region’s ocelots, pumas and jaguars.
Tent, Corocora Camp, Colombia

Tent, Corocora Camp, Colombia

Horse riding, Corocora Camp, Colombia

Horse riding, Corocora Camp, Colombia

Tierra Atacama, Chile

Surrounded by the remarkable moonscapes of the Atacama, this elegant desert hideaway offers an at-one-with-nature experience using eco-friendly initiatives but with every attention to life’s little luxuries. Make sure to…

  • Join a spellbinding nocturnal hike through the Atacama desert by the light of the full moon.
  • Visit the people who inhabit these harsh landscapes on a gentle cycle ride through villages, passing artisans at work, adobe homes and farming communities.
  • Round off a demanding desert excursion with a specially paired spa therapy using the natural minerals and flora of the desert.
Bedroom, Tierra Atacama, Chile

Bedroom, Tierra Atacama, Chile

Pool area, Tierra Atacama, Chile

Pool, Tierra Atacama, Chile

Mashpi Lodge, Ecuador

A contemporary lodge that holds its guests in a cocoon of luxury within the depths of Mashpi cloud forest, home to an astounding variety of flora and fauna including 400 species of birds, 36 of which are endemic. Make sure to…

  • Seek out 32 different species of hummingbird in the hummingbird garden, a paradise for bird-lovers and photographers.
  • Visit the Life Centre to enjoy breakfast as you watch tropical birds from the wooden deck, and learn about the numerous species of butterfly found in the region.
  • Admire the forest canopy from a new angle as you float through the treetops on the lodge’s Sky Bike or on the Dragonfly, Mashpi’s open-air cable car.
Mashpi Lodge, Ecuador

Mashpi Lodge, Ecuador

Yaku Suite, Mashpi Lodge, Ecuador
Yaku Suite, Mashpi Lodge, Ecuador

&Beyond Vira Vira, Chile

A stylish lodge set on a working farm in the Chilean Lake District, perfectly combining lavish comforts with nature’s incredible bounty. Make sure to…

  • Take a tour of the lodge’s very own cheese factory, rounded off with tastings ranging from the mild to the mature.
  • Climb aboard the lodge’s helicopter and fly over Villarrica, looking down into the steaming crater of this magnificent volcano.
  • Visit the local Mapuche people on a tour including a visit to a local weaver and lunch at a ruka (traditional house).
&Beyond Vira Vira, Chile

Main lodge, &Beyond Vira Vira, Chile

Kayaking in morning mist, &Beyond Vira Vira, Chile

Kayaking in morning mist, &Beyond Vira Vira, Chile

To include any of these lodges on a tailor-made trip to Latin America, please either call one of our specialist travel consultants or complete our tailor-made request form and one of our experts will get back to you to help you plan an itinerary.

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