There are so many places on the continent of South America that are at the top of a lot of bucket lists: Argentina, Peru, and Chile. From the “Paris of South America” to the southern-most city in the world, Argentina holds an adventure for everyone: romantic rendezvous in city squares vibrant with Tango street dance, epicurean delights throughout unrivaled wine country, mountain expeditions in search of Patagonian glaciers, and sailings to walk among penguin colonies. The aforementioned southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia, serves as the jumping-off point for Isla Martillo, home of a penguin colony.
The one thing that keeps Argentina from touching the South Pacific Ocean is a little country you might have heard of, Chile. The Andes Mountains that form the boundary of these two countries is a contributor to the fantastic (mostly red) wines from the region: Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Bonarda, Syrah, Tempranillo, and Pinot Noir.
As we continue up the west coast of the continent, and along the Andes, we arrive at Peru—the land of the Ancient Inca Empire. Here we find one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu. Your taste buds will also be on a journey as the local cuisine mixes elements from Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, Italian, African, Arab, Andean, and Amazonian flavors and ingredients.
Where to Stay
The Vines Resort & Spa
Deeply rooted in the joy of making, drinking, and sharing wine, The Vines Resort & Spa immerses guests in Argentine culture, rustic natural beauty, and warmhearted hospitality. Feast on inspired regional cuisine created by famed chef Francis Mallmann and his signature open-flame restaurant, Siete Fuegos. Soak up the sweeping views of the Andes Mountains from your well-appointed villa. Relax poolside in your private cabana, or learn the art of harvesting, blending, and bottling alongside expert winemakers. Get to know The Vines’ knowledgeable gauchos, your go-to tour guides, concierges, and sommeliers during your stay.
How to Get There
You could take in all the sights, sounds and tastes of these countries spending hours getting from one place to another. Or, you could unpack once on a small luxury ship that could take you to these unforgettable places — and that’s a load off of this Llama’s mind (and back).
We’re here to take your ideas or dreams of traveling to South America and create your plans. Let’s chat.