Luxury Tours

Just because you enjoy your creature comforts doesn’t mean you need to stay at home. Long thought of as an ‘off the beaten track’ destination, Latin America now boasts world class luxury accommodation and travel services, whilst preserving its grass roots traditions.
 
In Antarctica, aboard expedition ships, a number of luxury cabins have been outfitted for the discerning traveller to enjoy the intimacy of a smaller cruise in style.
 
Luxury travel in South America is exciting. In Peru, maybe you want to hike to Machu Picchu but arrive feeling fresh? Chimu Adventures will send you on the Salkantay route, trekking from luxury lodge to luxury lodge, relaxing by the fire when you arrive then enjoying the views of the Andes from your outdoor hot tub, before getting a good night’s sleep in a comfortable bed.
 
If cruising on the Amazon with a 180° panorama from your bed, personal staff and your own spa sounds like the way to travel, then we’ll arrange it for you. Or perhaps you prefer walking onto your private terrace in the middle of the Atacama Desert in Chile, gazing at vistas of ancient volcanoes, before heading out on a desert adventure, only to return to recover at the hotel spa and indulge in fine cuisine.
 
Even getting around these days can be indulgent, especially if you chose to travel to Machu Picchu via the Orient Express, enjoying breathtaking views along the way whilst you are pampered with fine dining and entertainment.
 
Most of Chimu Adventures’ itineraries throughout Latin America can be enjoyed in the star rating of your choice from 3 – 5* or a combination. So you don’t need to stay put to enjoy luxury, you can travel and enjoy at the same time.
 
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Featured Luxury Trips & Deals

LUXURY TOUR  From 2,685

This 5-day luxury experience takes you to the highlights of Cusco. Explore the historic towns, marvelous Machu Picchu & the ancient Sacred Valley.

LUXURY TOUR  From 8,215

Discover the contrasts of Peru on this 9 day luxury tour. Travel from the colonial city of Lima, through the Andes to Lake Titicaca & visit the islands.

Luxury Tours

3 NIGHTS From 2,359

The Alto Atacama is the perfect base to spend 4 days exploring the desert, having cultural encounters, or simply absorbing the breathtaking landscape.

3 NIGHTS From 3,240

The award winning Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa is immersed in the landscape & showcases the magnificent views of the Torres del Paine National Park.

3 NIGHTS From 1,950

Take a short ride from Manaus to the secluded Amazon lodge on the Rio Negro, deep in the Brazilan Amazon.

4 NIGHTS From 3,560

Have a luxury break in Buenos Aires, staying in the best Argentinean destinations with world class restaurants, shopping and theaters.

12 NIGHTS From 10,499

Take the opportunity to explore Chile, the country of contrasts. Start in the Atacama Desert and finish in Patagonia to witness the glaciers & ice fields.

11 NIGHTS From 10,850

Enjoy Ecuador's wildlife and natural wonders with this remarkable 12-day program including the spectacular nature and wildlife of Galapagos Islands and the Cloud Forest.

6 NIGHTS From 6,980

Visit sublime wineries in Chile and Argentina. Enjoy an unforgettable experience in one of the most beautiful regions while staying in deluxe properties.

2 NIGHTS From 1,945

This Ecuadorian adventure will take you from vibrant city of Quito to the breathtaking cloud forest where Mashpi Lodge sits on a scenic plateau. 

1 NIGHTS From 879

Step aboard a luxurious train as it takes you across the high plains of the Altiplano and through the mountains of the Andes from Puno to Cusco.

Articles On Luxury

Patagonia Highlights – The Best Things to See and Do

Posted on Thu, 24 Jan 2019

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Meet The Wildlife of Svalbard

Posted on Wed, 23 Jan 2019

Known As the ‘Wildlife Capital of the Arctic’, the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard is a magnificent place to visit if spotting polar bears, whales, walruses and other unique wildlife is on your bucket-list A magical world of ice, snow and unique wildlife – this is Svalbard in a nutshell. One of the northernmost inhabited places on earth, about halfway between …

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Where Can You See Polar Bears in the Arctic?

Posted on Tue, 22 Jan 2019

The poster child for environmental protection and the most revered Arctic wildlife of all – read on to discover the best places to see the majestic polar bear. Seeing polar bears in the wild is one of the most magnificent experiences any traveller could ever dream and inarguably one of the prime reasons so many head north to the Arctic …

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Where Can I See the Northern Lights?

Posted on Mon, 21 Jan 2019

A lot of factors can increase your chances of seeing the Northern Lights in the Arctic. The most important? Be in the right place! The ethereal Northern Lights occur in the Arctic region and are most visible in a circular band known as the Aurora Borealis Oval Zone. Much like a wide oblong ring, the zone is centred on the …

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North Pole Controversy – Who WAS the first person to reach it?

Posted on Sun, 30 Dec 2018

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Places We Go & Chimu Invite YOU On An Epic Arctic Adventure

Posted on Sat, 29 Dec 2018

On the 23rd of June, 2019, we’ll be hosting our very first charter trip to the Arctic, taking the crew of Places We Go on an amazing filming adventure to the mesmerizing Svalbard archipelago. And you can come along for the ride. Nothing can compare to the unique and unforgettable experience of cruising the Arctic seas around some of the …

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Why Visit Spitsbergen?

Posted on Fri, 28 Dec 2018

The vast snowy and rugged landscapes of Spitzbergen, part of the Svalbard archipelago in northern Norway, is the stuff of Arctic dreams. Most visitors head here to experience life at the northern extreme, soak up a magnificent visual feast and, of course, meet the unique wildlife that thrives this far north. Primarily, however, visitors head to Spitsbergen because it is …

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Meet the Andean Vicuña – From Ancient Gods to Near-Extinction

Posted on Thu, 27 Dec 2018

The South American vicuña is one of the most iconic wildlife you’ll see on the central Andes Mountain regions of the continent. They are nowadays revered for their fine and insulating fleece: vicuña wool is the most expensive fabric on earth, fetching between 1000 and 3000 USD per yard. The Vicuña, a relation of the llama and suspected wild ancestor …

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Meet the People of Longyearbyen

Posted on Sun, 23 Dec 2018

Join an exhilarating Arctic expedition cruise from Spitzbergen, in the mesmerizing archipelago of Svalbard, and the first place you’ll land is Longyearbyen: the northernmost city on earth. Even at the very height of the summer, in July, the last thing you’ll probably consider is that it should be much, much colder. But the people of Longyearbyen certainly wish it was. …

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South America Travel – A Journey Through Emotions

Posted on Sat, 22 Dec 2018

It all starts before you even take off. The butterflies in your stomach as you research places to visit (finally!) and that nervousness that comes right before you leave, so strong it even manages to wreak havoc on your sleep the last few nights at home. This is especially true if you’re touring South America for the first time and …

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Frequently Asked Questions

What type of luxury experience can I expect in Latin America?

The type of luxury experience varies depending on your destination and the activities and sightseeing that you want to include. For example, there is the option to trek along the Salkantay route to Machu Picchu whilst staying in luxury lodges each night or make the journey aboard the luxurious Belmond Hiram Bingham train. Or maybe the idea of staying in the middle if the Atacama Desert appeals in an exclusive lodge complete with your own personal butler, guide and 4WD vehicle. Whatever you decide to do, Latin America now has a great choice of world-class accommodation from boutique hotels to luxury resorts and exclusive lodges.   

Where are the best place for luxury accommdation in Latin America?

Luxury accommodation can be found across Latin America but some of the best places include Torres del Paine, the Atacama Desert, Lake Titicaca and Machu Picchu. We have a good selection of luxury accommodation in Chile, Argentina, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Costa Rica and Mexico. Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa is high on the list of Chimu’s favourites - a stunning property in a stunning location, with beautiful facilities, a comprehensive selection of activities and exceptional service.

Are there any luxury cruises that visit Antarctica?

Yes there are a range of luxury cruises that visit Antarctica. The more luxurious vessels tend to be the mega-yachts that carry around 260 passengers. Many of the suites feature private balconies and the facilities on board include sun decks with pools, fitness centres and beauty salons. Some of the smaller expedition ships are also fitted with luxury cabins allowing you to travel in style aboard a smaller Antarctic cruise ship. 

Can you book business-class tickets to South America for me?

Yes we can book business-class tickets to South America for you. Please note, however, that on many airlines within South America, business class does not exist. 

What type of luxury activities can I expect on a Latin America tour?

Again this will depend on your destination and the type of holiday you are looking for. These activities range from relaxing spas and massages to journeys aboard luxurious trains to a hot air balloon flight over the Atacama Desert. Although trekking itself is may not be a luxury activity, you can combine a trek with luxury lodges at the end of each day. There are private wine tours on offer in Chile and Argentina and many opportunities for fine dining in award-winning restaurants.