Luxury Gold is offering a chance to experience South America’s “Wonders of the World,” including Machu Picchu in Peru and the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, along with other notable attractions in Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Peru and Ecuador on its itineraries in South America.
Luxury Gold’s tailored adventures let guests have VIP Experiences that are not available to the average traveler, staying in five-star hotels, enjoying a personal traveling concierge and transferring via luxury coach.
On the 12-day "Treasures of the Incas" itinerary, guests journey to Machu Picchu via the Vistadome train, while enjoying the passing scenery through the windows of the panoramic viewing cars. This journey also includes a visit to a working tea plantation, a private ceremony with a local shaman in Moray, lunch with a local Quechua scholar, and a visit to the Center for Traditional Textiles in colonial Cusco. At Lake Titicaca guests cruise the lake, see the islands of Uros, and see the stone carvings of Amantaní. In Lima, guests tour the historical monuments, meet a famous Peruvian artist in his workshop, and dine at Astrid & Gastón.
"Classic South America" is an 11-day journey through Chile, Argentina and Brazil, with one of the highlights being a trip to Rio de Janeiro. Guests join a local expert on a train ride up Corcovado Hill to the Christ the Redeemer statue, and enjoy scenic views while learning the history and significance of the monument. This trip also lets guests dine at the Michelin-starred MEE restaurant in Rio, taste wine at a Chilean vineyard, experience the gaucho lifestyle on a ranch in Argentina, and see the Iguazu Falls.
The 22-day "Grand South America" trip covers Brazil, Chile, Peru and Argentina and combines many of the attractions of both the "Classic South America" and "Treasures of the Incas" itineraries. In Peru, guests visit the workshop of Víctor Delfín in Lima, spend six days exploring Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley and Cusco, then move on to Lake Titicaca and Lake Umayo.
In Chile, guests dine in the Lastarria neighborhood in Santiago, visit the UNESCO-listed port of Valparaíso, and go wine tasting at the Kingston Family Winery in the Casablanca Valley. In Argentina, guests enjoy a tango performance in Buenos Aires, and get a taste of the life of an Argentinian gaucho in San Antonio de Areco. Iguazu Falls is the first stop in Brazil, then they continue to Rio de Janeiro, where they spend two days enjoying the beaches, neighborhoods, views from Sugarloaf Mountain and Christ the Redeemer.
Guests can also add the six-day "Quito & the Galapagos Islands" trip to the beginning of two of the above journeys. This trip highlights the capital of Ecuador, then embarks on an exploration of the marine and terrestrial life of the Galapagos. In Quito, guests have a chance to stand simultaneously in the northern and southern hemispheres, and explore the historic town center, a UNESCO World Heritage site. In the Galapagos, they stay for four nights aboard a floating hotel, see giant tortoises at El Chato Reserve, snorkel among exotic fish in the Eden Inlet, and see hundreds of species of birds at Genovesa Island.
Clients who book these South America itineraries by April 26, can take advantage of Luxury Gold’s 5 percent Early Payment Discount, and $500 per couple business class air credit on LATAM.