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 8,855

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 3,220

This Ecuadorian adventure will take you from vibrant city of Quito, past the ancient archeological ruins of Tulipe and into the dense tropical rainforest.

1 NIGHTS From 675

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

Best Things To Do in South and Central America – SEPTEMBER Guide

Posted on Wed, 15 Aug 2018

As the northern summer winds down to once again a steady trickle, Latin America continues to WOW its visitors with a kaleidoscope of wonderful sights. High tourist season may well be over by September but the continent is still as resplendent as ever, if not more so. Return savvy visitors rate this as the best travel month of the year, …

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Can Australians Get Married in South America?

Posted on Tue, 14 Aug 2018

Fancy a totally epic destination wedding in South America? Read on to find out the legalities involved with kicking off your married life in the most exhilarating continent of all Given the sheer number of idyllic and utterly unique locations in South America, it’s not surprising to learn that the continent is swiftly becoming one of the most coveted picks …

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The Secret Ingredient for extraordinary Outdoor Adventures? Just add Chile!

Posted on Wed, 25 Jul 2018

Exploding into the scene like few destinations have ever done, Chile is the bees’ knees in adventure travel circles. If you’re craving a sensationally delicious experience and simply love stretching your legs whilst soaking up a visual feast of spectacular landscapes, topped with a delectable pinch of magnificent wildlife, then Chile may just be that secret ingredient you’ve been missing. …

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Best Things To Do in South and Central America – AUGUST Guide

Posted on Sun, 15 Jul 2018

August marks the height of the northern hemisphere summer season, attracting more visitors to Latin America than at any other time of year. As this coincides with the dry season in the Andes Mountains, it turns the best highlights of Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Chile into absolute hives of tourist activity. Yes, the crowds in big-name attractions here are huge …

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The Arctic Travel Guide – PLANNING ADVICE

Posted on Mon, 09 Jul 2018

With its magnificent landscapes, captivating wildlife and fascinating indigenous tribes, not to mention its startling dancing lights, the Arctic is one of the most coveted travel destinations on earth. Vastly different to its southern counterpart, Antarctica, in almost every aspect, the Arctic is equally spellbinding and alluring. Easier to reach and offering an absolute kaleidoscope of experiences both on land …

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Best Latin American Food Bloggers to Follow Right NOW 

Posted on Wed, 04 Jul 2018

In our recent Best Foodie Tours in South America guide, we mentioned that we’ve noticed a marked increase in guests’ awareness of the exceptional culinary experiences awaiting them on their travels. Surprises and new discoveries notwithstanding (a daily occurrence, let us tell you) many first-time visitors are totally on the ball when it comes to South American cuisine. Varied, exciting, …

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5 Awesome Reasons to Cruise to Antarctica in November

Posted on Fri, 29 Jun 2018

When you’re planning a trip to Antarctica, nine times out of ten it’s ‘how much will this trip cost?’ be the first question that will come to mind. Yet the time of year you visit can also change when you decide to go.  The Antarctic season runs from the end of October to the beginning of March, with each month …

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Top 5 – Most Common Environmental Changes People Adopt After Visiting Antarctica

Posted on Thu, 28 Jun 2018

Expedition cruises to Antarctica are very dedicated and distinct trips, with every tour including lectures and presentations aimed at educating guests on all the environmental issues the continent – and in turn our whole planet – is currently facing. Guests learn the importance of protecting fragile wilderness (by sterilising their shoes after each on-shore excursion and vacuuming their clothes, for …

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Press release: Chimu reveals its favourite restaurants in Latin America

Posted on Wed, 27 Jun 2018

Sydney, Wednesday 27th June 2018 Latin America again proved its culinary prowess in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants this year. Last week, the 2018 winners were unveiled in Bilbao, Spain, and highlighted seven Latin American restaurants in the top 50. Lima, Peru, remains the indisputable gastronomy capital of Latin America with Central and Maido sitting comfortably within the top 10, …

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Best Things To Do in South and Central America – JULY Guide

Posted on Fri, 15 Jun 2018

As peak tourist season reaches an all-time high in South America, the best-known and most visited sites are inundated with waves of excited visitors. And why not? July, in reality, is a glorious month to travel extensively through most of the continent, with the dry climate facilitating hiking, extensive sightseeing and, of course, flight and road transfers in between fabulous …

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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.