A couple asked our Luxury Custom Travel department to plan a romantic journey to South America where they could celebrate a birthday in style. Our travel consultant worked with the couple to arrange a unique journey through Patagonia, the pampas, and the wine country of Argentina and Chile, which you could use as a starting point for your own custom journey.
Romantic Getaways: South America
Santiago Art Immersion
Delve into the vibrant contemporary art scene in Santiago during exclusive tours of some of the capital’s best galleries.
Savor dinner and a selection of excellent wines with the founder of MOVI, the association of independent vineyards in Chile. Learn about this flourishing movement and how it has changed the wine scene in Chile and throughout the continent.
Visit to a High Andean Village
Spend a day discovering villages of the altiplano. Learn about age-old farming techniques in Machuca, admire the local flora and fauna in Putana Vado, enjoy a traditional lunch in Caspana, explore the winding streets of Chiu-Chiu and gaze across the cobalt waters of the Inka Coya lagoon.
Yoga and Biking to the Devil's Throat
Begin your day with some yoga at the gorgeous Ckepi lookout. Then hop aboard a mountain bike and cycle along some of the most beautiful trails in the region. Pass by Tambo de Catarpe, a former storehouse of the Incas, as you follow an old shepherds’ path past the Devil’s Throat canyon and the Atacama salt flats.
Farm Tour and Cheese Making Workshop
Learn about the organic practices of the farm and delve into the art and science of making cheese with the hacienda’s expert German cheese maker.
The area around Pucón is one of Chile’s foremost fishing destinations. Enjoy a morning on the river with one of the hacienda’s expert guides.
Horseback Riding Through the National Park
Embark on a horseback adventure as you ride across the Serrano Plain, crossing creeks and rivers. Continue along the banks of the Serrano River and the Toro Lake, before returning over the plain, with a full view of the magnificent Paine Massif.
Indulge yourself with essential oil treatments at the blissful spa, which also boasts a heated pool, a sauna and several open-air Jacuzzis with dreamy views of the Paine River.
Tango and Show
Learn about the national dance of Argentina from expert instructors and then enjoy a dramatic performance at a local tango club.
Estancia Day Trip
Make a day trip to San Antonio de Areco to see a working estancia, watch local gauchos round up the cattle and sample the flavors of a traditional Argentinean barbeque.