Best Lodges & Hotels in South America

Best Luxury Lodges and Hotels in South America

Tierra Atacama

We recently received an article by Conde Nast rating the Top Resorts (we call them Lodges) and Top Hotels in South America for 2018. This prompted some quite heated internal debate.  Whilst many of the properties we agree should be on the list we feel there are a number of significant omissions. In response to this discussion we decided to create our own list of the best 20 South American luxury lodges and the best 20 South American luxury hotels.

These lists are based upon our clients’ feedback over the years, as well as our own experiences.  The one thing that stands out is how many of the top 20 properties are in Chile (12). What both lists highlight is the very high standards of so many properties throughout South America.

There are more properties on the way including a new ‘glamping’ lodge on the Salar de Uyuni Bolivia, Kachi Lodge, that will open 2019 and explora are developing a lodge near El Calafate in Argentina due to open in 2020, so no doubt over the coming years these lists will be even harder to judge due to the ever increasing high standards of luxury properties in South America.

South America Travel Centre’s Top 20 Luxury Lodge Experiences

Awasi Patagonia Villas interior
#1

AWASI PATAGONIA

 

TORRES DEL PAINE

 

CHILE

Mashpi Ecuador
#2

MASHPI LODGE

 

CLOUD FOREST

 

ECUADOR

King Room Titilaka
#3

TITILAKA LODGE

 

LAKE TITICACA

 

PERU

Courtyard, Awasi Atacama
#4

AWASI ATACAMA

 

SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA

 

CHILE

#5

THE SINGULAR PATAGONIA

 

TORRES DEL PAINE

 

CHILE

#6

EXPLORA PATAGONIA

 

TORRES DEL PAINE

 

CHILE

Viravira
#7

&BEYOND VIRA VIRA

 

PUCON

 

CHILE

#8

TIERRA PATAGONIA

 

TORRES DEL PAINE

 

CHILE

#9

ALTO ATACAMA

 

SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA

 

CHILE

explora Sacred Valley, Peru
#10

EXPLORA VALLE SAGRADO

 

SACRED VALLEY

 

PERU

Hacienda Zuleta
#11

HACIENDA ZULETA

 

ZULETA

 

ECUADOR

#12

TIERRA CHILOE

 

CHILOE ISLAND

 

CHILE

#13

EXPLORA RAPA NUI

 

EASTER ISLAND

 

CHILE

#14

EOLO (HACIENDA)

 

EL CALAFATE

 

ARGENTINA

#15

INKATERRA RESERVA AMAZONICA

 

PUERTO MALDONADO

 

PERU

Tierra Atacama Architecture
#16

TIERRA ATACAMA

 

TORRES DEL PAINE

 

CHILE

#17

LA BAMBA DE ARECO (HACIENDA)

 

BUENOS AIRES

 

ARGENTINA

#18

PATAGONIA CAMP

 

TORRES DEL PAINE

 

CHILE

explora Atacama, San Pedro de Atacama
#19

EXPLORA ATACAMA

 

SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA

 

CHILE

#20

HUACAHUASI LODGE

 

LARES REGION

 

PERU

South America Travel Centre’s Top 20 Luxury Hotels in South America

Pool Belmond Palacio Nazarenas, Cusco
#1

BELMOND PALACIO NAZARENAS

 

CUZCO

 

PERU

Casa Gangotena Entrance
#2

CASA GANGOTENA

 

QUITO

 

ECUADOR

#3

THE SINGULAR SANTIAGO

 

SANTIAGO

 

CHILE

Hotel B, Lima, Peru
#4

HOTEL B

 

LIMA

 

PERU

#5

LA CASONA INKATERRA

 

CUZCO

 

PERU

#6

BELMOND DAS CATARATAS

 

IGUASSU FALLS

 

BRAZIL

Arakur resort and spa
#7

ARAKUR

 

USHUAIA

 

ARGENTINA

Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba Suite
#8

INKATERRA HACIENDA URUBAMBA

 

SCARED VALLEY

 

PERU

Belmond Miraflores Park Pool
#9

BELMOND MIRAFLORES PARK

 

LIMA

 

PERU

Suite Inkatierra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, Peru
#1O

INKATERRA MACHU PICCHU PUEBLO

 

MACHU PICCHU

 

PERU

#11

SOL y LUNA

 

SACRED VALLEY

 

PERU

#12

FAENA HOTEL

 

BUENOS AIRES

 

ARGENTINA

#13

EMILIANO

 

RIO DE JANEIRO

 

BRAZIL

Legadomitico Buenos Aires Argentina
#14

LEAGADO MITICO

 

BUENOS AIRES

 

ARGENTINA

#15

THE VINES RESORT & SPA

 

MENDOZA

 

ARGENTINA

#16

ALVEAR PALACE

 

BUENOS AIRES

 

ARGENTINA

Belmond Copacabana Pool at night, Rio De Janiero
#17

BELMOND COPACABANA PALACE

 

RIO DE JANEIRO

 

BRAZIL

#18

ANANDA HOTEL BOUTIQUE

 

CARTAGENA

 

COLOMBIA

#19

BELMOND HOTEL MONASTERIO

 

CUZCO

 

PERU

#20

PALACIO DUHAU – PARK HYATT

 

BUENOS AIRES

 

PERU