Charming South America


luxe for retirees

This is for you if...

You're ready to step into a world full of excitement! This trip is perfect for the outdoor lover, culture seeker, and wildlife enthusiast.

If you're a nature, cultural, and wildlife enthusiast with a love for hiking, walking, river boat rides, and a passion for exquisite food and fine wines, this journey is crafted just for you.

Whether you're retired or simply relishing in the joy of exploration, this custom trip promises to immerse you in a delightful blend of activities that cater to a diverse range of interests and ages.

Unveiling the Splendors
of Copacabana Beach

day 01

Discover the vibrant allure of Rio de Janeiro! 

Begin with a warm airport reception and settle into the lap of luxury at Copacabana Beach. This iconic golden stretch, inspired by Lisbon's design, holds a historical charm with stones from Portugal.

Immerse yourself in local culture during a Welcome meeting with your experienced guide.

With our 24/7 support, your adventure becomes an unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experience. Get ready to embrace the spirit of Brazil in style!

Meals: No meals are included today, optional dinner on request

Accommodation: Hotel Copacabana Palace, Rio

Rio's Heights: Christ Redeemer
and Sugar Loaf Adventure

Embark on a captivating day in Rio de Janeiro, exploring the Christ Redeemer Statue and Sugar Loaf Mountain. Marvel at the iconic landmarks and savor local cuisine during a sumptuous lunch.

Highlight #1: Visit the magnificent Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado Hill for breathtaking views of Copacabana, Ipanema, and more.

Highlight #2: Journey to the famous Sugar Loaf Mountain with a thrilling cable car ride, offering panoramic vistas of Rio’s beauty. Join us for an unforgettable day of sights and flavors, capturing the essence of Rio's postcard-worthy landscapes.

Meals: Breakfast and lunch, with drinks

Accommodation: Hotel Copacabana Palace, Rio

Carnival Revelry:
Behind the Scenes in Samba City

Dive into the heart of Brazil's vibrant Carnival culture on this immersive experience. Uncover the secrets of Samba City, where the magic of Carnival comes to life. Your expert local guide will share insights into the parades and customs, allowing you to witness the creation of dazzling costumes. Plus, seize the chance to don these spectacular outfits yourself!

As a bonus, indulge in a lively Samba dance lesson to kick off an evening of fun. Join the 'Cariocas' at nightclubs, learning the art of Samba and embracing the infectious energy of Rio. Immerse yourself in the joyous spirit of Carnival – not just a celebration, but a captivating competition that unites people from all walks of life.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel Copacabana Palace, Rio

Awasi Adventure: Exploring
Iguazu Falls from Rio

Embark on an exciting journey to Foz de Iguassu, Brazil today. Enjoy a seamless transfer to Rio de Janeiro's airport and a luxurious ride to your hotel upon arrival.

Discover the awe-inspiring Iguazu Falls from the Brazilian side, highlighted by exclusive access to the only circuit of walkways.

For an extra treat, spend the afternoon at the pastel-pink hideaway of Belmond Iguazu, surrounded by lush rainforest and offering exclusive park access, ensuring an escape from the crowds and an immersive experience of the falls.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Belmond Iguazu Falls

Enchanting Exploration:
Iguazu Falls National Park, Argentina

Embark on an enchanting exploration of Iguazu Falls National Park with your bird and nature-obsessed expert guide. For an optimal experience, enter the park early to witness a diverse array of birds and fauna.

  • Take a scenic walk, connecting with the geological wonders of Iguazú Falls amidst over 200 waterfalls.
  • Immerse yourself in the rich diversity of fauna and flora, from birds and butterflies to mammals, flowers, and plants.

Don't miss "The Great Adventure," featuring a jungle truck ride and close-up navigation to the falls. Get ready to get wet! (Minimum age: 12 years old).

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Belmond Iguazu Falls

Buenos Aires Unveiled:
Falls to Urban Wonders

Uncover the beauty of Iguazu Falls from the Brazilian side, nestled within the UNESCO-designated National Park do Iguaçu. Marvel at the panoramic views from the only circuit of walkways, spanning 1200 meters with 130 steps of medium difficulty. Conclude the visit with an elevator ride before returning to Puerto Iguazu.

Later, catch a flight to Buenos Aires, where a seamless transfer from the domestic airport will take you to your hotel. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Argentina's capital city upon arrival.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Belmond Iguazu Falls

Buenos Aires: Passionate Cosmopolitan
Marvel & Barbecue Delight

Explore Buenos Aires' Historic District, unraveling its history through iconic buildings in Mayo Square. Move on to the picturesque San Telmo district, discovering its architectural charm and culinary artisans.

Bonus: Indulge in the best local empanadas, "choris," and medialunas.

In the evening, immerse yourself in the world of Tango with top-class dancers. Enjoy a fine dining experience, complete with excellent Malbec Red wines—a perfect finale to a flavorful day in Buenos Aires.

Meals: Breakfast, street food, lunch, and dinner with wines

Accommodation: Alvear Palace, Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires Cultural Odyssey: Opera, History, and Tango Flourishes

Discover Buenos Aires' cultural gems with a visit to the world-renowned Teatro Colon and the captivating Recoleta Cemetery—an open museum of art and history. Explore Evita Peron's museum and indulge in a delightful lunch.

Bonus 1: Experience the grandeur of the Colon Theatre's architecture.
Bonus 2: Uncover Recoleta Cemetery's artistic wonders.

Highlight: Pay respects to Eva Peron at Recoleta Cemetery.

PS: Dive deeper into Tango with an optional afternoon lesson and local Milonga experience. (Available with advance notice for your custom trip.)

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Alvear Palace, Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires to Lima:
A Gastronomic Adventure

Fly from Argentina to Lima, Peru, and transfer to your hotel. Explore Peru's rich cultural heritage with a focus on the Quechua and Aymara traditions.

Good to know: Lima, the Gastronomic Capital of Latin America, awaits your personalized historical and culinary visit.

What to expect:
  • Admire the Pacific Ocean from Love Park in Miraflores.
  • Explore Lima's city center.
  • Indulge in a culinary journey in Barranco, tasting Peruvian delights.
  • Learn to make ceviche and pisco sour, savor lomo saltado, and enjoy a fruit and chocolate tasting.

Meals: Breakfast & dinner with drinks and cocktails

Accommodation: Hotel B

Cusco Unveiled:
A Gateway to Incan Splendor

After breakfast, your private transportation will take you to Lima’s airport for your flight to Cusco. Upon arrival, our local representative will escort you to your hotel.

Highlight: You find yourself high up in the Peruvian Andes! Cusco, once the heart of the Incan Empire, serves as the gateway to Machu Picchu—Peru's foremost tourist attraction. However, the city itself is a treasure trove of Incan and Spanish influences, deserving exploration and acclimatization.

Explore Cusco with a local guide, uncovering Incan archaeological sites and experiencing Colonial Art gems like The Cathedral and Qoricancha, the Temple of the Sun.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Palacia Nazarenas, A Belmond Hotel

Mendoza's Uco Valley: Winery Exploration & Mallmann's Culinary Extravaganza

Explore the Inca's Sacred Valley today, visiting Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chincheros, Maras, and Moray. Marvel at picturesque quebradas, rivers, and a vibrant landscape, creating the perfect setting to appreciate archaeological wonders and indigenous towns rich in Inca culture.

Explore the Sacred Valley with its Inca religious sites, including grand palaces and temples. Visit the historic ruins of Ollantaytambo and Pisac. Witness the vast salt mines of Maras and explore Moray, an ancient Inca experimental farm.

Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Accommodation: Palacio Nazarenas, A Belmond Hotel

Machu Picchu Marvel:
A Journey to Ancient Wonders

Today, journey to Machu Picchu, a challenging 50 miles from Cuzco.

Travel by train towards Aguas Calientes, a 4-hour trip with a short bus ride culminating in a 30-minute uphill climb to the entrance.

Train options: Opt for the Vistadome for views or indulge in the Hiram Bingham for an extra fee.

Explore Machu Picchu with a local guide, unraveling Inca history. Admire stairways, temples, and terraces—testaments to Inca power. Spend the night in Aguas Calientes for a leisurely experience. Extra exploration is possible the following day!

Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Accommodation: Belmond Sanctuary Lodge

Machu Picchu's Farewell:
A Leisurely Return to Cusco

As you bid adieu to Machu Picchu and Aguas Calientes before returning to Cusco, relish some free time for relaxation or exploration in this charming town.

Bonus: For those seeking more adventure, seize the opportunity to revisit Machu Picchu or conquer the heights of Huayna Picchu during this free morning. Limited spots available—secure your admission in advance for an unforgettable experience.

In the afternoon, embark on a nostalgic journey back to Cusco, savoring your final night in this captivating city.

Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Accommodation: Palacio Nazarenas, A Belmond Hotel

Wrapping Up Your 14-Day
South American Odyssey

DAY 14

As this extraordinary 14-day journey through South America concludes in Cusco, your dedicated transportation awaits to escort you to the airport for your homeward flight.

Options for convenience: If you have a late flight, indulge in a late check-out at the hotel. This allows you to organize your return seamlessly, or if preferred, leave your luggage at the hotel and relish some free time before departure. (Late checkout incurs an additional charge and is subject to availability).

Meals: Breakfast 

Accommodation: Palacio Nazarenas, A Belmond Hotel (checkout 10am)

In the northeast of the Republic of Argentina, the Iguazú River falls from the Paraná River to create the world's most renowned waterfalls. The stunning views of the Iguazú Falls from its rooms and suites, its infinity pool and its fine dining options constitute a unique experience: staying in front of one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.

Buenos Aires: Alvear Palace Hotel



Emiliano Hotel is a perfect choice for discerning travelers like yourself. Enjoy close proximity to iconic landmarks such as Leblon Beach and Leme, immersing yourself in Rio de Janeiro's renowned attractions. Your "home away from home" at Emiliano Hotel boasts air conditioning, a minibar, and complimentary WiFi, ensuring a delightful stay.

Emiliano Rio

The Alvear Palace Hotel is one of the most luxurious hotels around the world. The hotel features magnificent architecture and décor and is recognized worldwide for its unparalleled combination of hospitality and personalized service.

Buenos Aires: Alvear Palace Hotel

El Ombu de Areco is a 1.5 hour drive out of downtown Buenos Aires, in the outskirts of the historical town of San Antonio de Areco. El Ombu is one of the oldest and best-preserved colonial-era ranches in Argentina. Recently renovated as a boutique hotel, El Ombu keeps its original charm and its facilities shine in all its original grandeur.

El Ombu de Areco

Resting in a lovingly restored former convent, our rooms exude colonial charm with 17th-century architecture. Experience luxury on a four-poster bed with hand-embroidered silk coverlets & bathe beneath hand-painted frescos. Some suites feature original Inca stonework, while others offer balconies with captivating views of Cusco's mountains.

Palacio Nazarenas, A Belmond Hotel

This hotel blends personalized service, exquisite dining, and lavish amenities, providing an ideal hub for exploration. Colonial architecture, Inca gold museums, and vibrant shops and restaurants are all just moments away from this fashionable retreat.

Lima, Miraflores Park, a Belmond Hotel

Discover the newest gem in Rio, Arena Ipanema. With 136 rooms featuring Wi-Fi and park views, this chic retreat blends laid-back elegance with 4-star luxury. Enjoy bright, open spaces, contemporary design, and vibrant energy, making it an ideal haven for business trips and vacations in Ipanema.

Arena Ipanema Hotel

Harmoniously immersed in the subtropical Iryapú jungle, Loi Suites Iguazú invites you to surround yourself with nature to lose yourself in the depth of the jungle and disconnect from routine and stress. Ideal for a couple's getaway or a mini family vacation.

Loi Suites Iguazu Hotel

The CasaSur Recoleta is a charming boutique hotel located in the Recoleta district of Buenos Aires, next to the Alvear Palace, the Recoleta cemetery, and several shops and restaurants.
The furniture and neoclassical decoration are everywhere: at the welcome reception, at the luxury spa, at the hotel restaurant, and at all the rooms.

Loi Suites Iguazu Hotel

Step into an urban oasis and feel a sense of serenity descend. Lima’s contemporary spirit and vibrant social scene are paired with the pinnacle of Limeño luxury. Ascend to our rooftop for spectacular Pacific ocean views to frame your morning coffee. Or dine divinely at Tragaluz, a celebrated restaurant.

Casa Andina Miraflores

Arena Ipanema boasts an ideal location for those eager to marvel at the natural beauty of Ipanema and explore the monumental surroundings in one of Rio de Janeiro's premier areas.

Arena Ipanema Hotel


  • All breakfasts, plus meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All transfers in private only for you
  • Excursions mentioned in the itinerary in private only for you
  • Your personal concierge service (24/7) that will guarantee a stress-free travel experience. (Includes bookings at the best restaurants in each destination, and Whatsapp assitance during your trip)

  • International or domestic flights.
    Required airfaire: Rio de Janerio - Iguazu Falls // Iguazu Falls - Buenos Aires // Buenos Aires - Cusco // Cusco - Lima
  • Travel & medical insurance

14 days

luxury u$d 10978



U$D 7500

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