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Las Balsas

Las Balsas is a family-owned retreat on the shore of Lake Nahuel Huapi. The property is enclosed in 20 hectares of forest in the Nahuel Huapi National Park.

Las Balsas is a perfect base for lake, river, and forest excursions; this area is ideal for fly fishing, sailing, biking, and scenic drives.

The hotel has been a member of Relais & Chateaux since 1995.

Accommodations 

Las Balsas has a total of 10 rooms:

  • 3 Corner Suites
  • 3 Studio Suites
  • 4 Standard Lake rooms.

Each of the 10 guest rooms has a unique color palette, and features native woods, stone, and traditional textiles.

Among the in-room amenities are a minibar, security box, coffee machine, televisions, bathrobes and slippers.


Corner Suites

The Corner Suites measure approximately 645 square feet. Each of these suites is equipped with a king-size bed, Egyptian cotton linen sheets, feather pillows, dressing room, desk, living room, large bathroom with separate bath and shower.


Studio Suites

The Studio Suites measure approximately 538 square feet. The Studio Suites are furnished with a king-size bed. Other in-room amenities include Egyptian cotton linen sheets, feather pillows, dressing room, desk, living room, large bathroom with separate bath and shower.


Standard Lake Rooms

The Standard Lake Rooms measure approximately 215 square feet and can accommodate up to 2 people. Standard Lake Rooms are furnished with a queen-size bed, Egyptian cotton linen sheets, and feather pillows.

Amenities 

Guests can enjoy the restaurant, wine cellar, indoor and outdoor heated pool, spa, gym, sauna, hot tub, and Wi-Fi. Massages can be arranged for an additional fee.

ARE YOU CONSIDERING A STAY AT LAS BALSAS? LANDED PROVIDES PERSONALIZED, CUSTOM TRAVEL WITHIN CENTRAL AMERICA, SOUTH AMERICA, AND THE ANTARCTIC. WE’LL CREATE A UNIQUE ITINERARY PLAN TAILORED TO YOUR INTERESTS AND DREAMS. EXPERIENCE THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME. SPEAK WITH ONE OF OUR EXPERT TRAVEL PLANNERS TODAY AT 801.582.2100.

Casa La Cartujita

Casa La Cartujita is a family-owned, boutique hotel located in Cartagena’s historic Old Town, within easy reach of the city’s best cafes, restaurants, and night spots.

Accommodations 

Each of the 7 guest rooms is unique–a blend of the contemporary and the colonial.

Each is furnished with air conditioning, security box, mini-bar, television, and hairdryer. Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.

Amenities

Casa La Cartujita has a plunge pool, roof terrace, hot tub, lounge areas, and a breakfast room.

The daily breakfast service options include an American breakfast or traditional Colombian fare.

Massage services can be arranged for an additional fee.

CONSIDERING A STAY AT CASA LA CARTUJITA? LANDED PROVIDES PERSONALIZED, CUSTOM TRAVEL WITHIN CENTRAL AMERICA, SOUTH AMERICA, AND THE ANTARCTIC. WE’LL CREATE A UNIQUE ITINERARY PLAN TAILORED TO YOUR INTERESTS AND DREAMS. EXPERIENCE THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME. SPEAK WITH ONE OF OUR EXPERT TRAVEL PLANNERS TODAY AT 801.582.2100.

Sofitel Legend Santa Clara

Sofitel Legend Santa Clara is set within the former convent of the Nuns of the Order of Saint Claire, constructed in 1621.

The hotel has two sides, and a bit of a split personality. The original “colonial” building revolves around a shaded garden courtyard.

The hotel is part of Sofitel’s Legend collection—the French-chain’s portfolio of iconic properties. White-caped concierges greet guests, and a concierge desk is at the ready near reception.

Accommodations 

Rooms on the colonial side feature whitewashed beams and restored wood floors; rooms on the more contemporary side have larger windows.

Each of the 123 guest rooms is furnished with air conditioning, security box, television, mini-bar, bathrobes, slippers, and hairdryer. Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.

Upper room categories include private terraces and balconies, king-size beds, and butler service.

Amenities 

The focus of the more modern “republican” building—once the convent’s hospital and garden—is a palm-flanked swimming pool. Among the hotel’s other amenities are a full-service spa, two bars, two restaurants, hot tub, steam room, and fitness center.

Cartagena 

Sofitel Legend Santa Clara is located within the walled confines of Old Town Cartagena, on Plaza San Diego.

This bustling square is ringed by some of the historic city’s best cafes and restaurants. Guests can reach the Clock Tower or Plaza Santo Domingo in 10 to 15 minutes afoot.

Since 2006, LANDED has arranged experiences such as these for our guests in Cartagena:

  • Visits to the sprawling, gritty, ever-changing Bazurto Market
  • Rum tastings led by a master mixologist
  • Sunset cruises in the Bay of Cartagena
  • Drumming and boxing lessons
  • Bicycle or walking explorations of the street art in bohemian Getsemani
  • Private day trips by yacht to the Rosario Islands (snorkeling and beaches)
  • Visits with sculptors and painters
  • Walking or driving explorations of the old city with architects and historians
  • Privately guided explorations of Castillo San Felipe—the largest Spanish construction in
    the New World

ARE YOU CONSIDERING A STAY AT SOFITEL LEGEND SANTA CLARA? LANDED PROVIDES PERSONALIZED, CUSTOM TRAVEL WITHIN CENTRAL AMERICA, SOUTH AMERICA, AND THE ANTARCTIC. WE’LL CREATE A UNIQUE ITINERARY PLAN TAILORED TO YOUR INTERESTS AND DREAMS. EXPERIENCE THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME. SPEAK WITH ONE OF OUR EXPERT TRAVEL PLANNERS TODAY AT 801.582.2100.

Hyatt Carmelo Resort & Spa

Hyatt Carmelo Resort & Spa is set among eucalyptus and pine, on the banks of the Rio de la Plata in Carmelo, Uruguay.

Accommodations 

The hotel’s 20 garden-view bungalows are accented in slate and rich woods. The 24 bi-level suites have an open plan, with four-poster beds and private garden.

All guest rooms are furnished with luxury linens, security box, mini-bar, soaking tubs, bathrobes, slippers, and hairdryer. Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.


Premium Bi-Level Suite

The Premium Bi-Level Suite measures approximately 1,453 square feet, distributed on two floors.

The suite includes a living room, kitchenette, king-size bed, two additional built-in beds, two bathrooms, and wood floors.

In-room amenities include air conditioning, espresso machine, security box, 70-inch television, work desk, bathrobes, hairdryer, soaking tub, and Wi-Fi.


Bi-Level Suite

The Bi-Level Suite measures approximately 1,291 square feet distributed across two floors.

The suite includes a living and dining area, private garden and terrace, king-size bed, and wood floors.

In-room amenities include air conditioning, espresso machine, security box, television, work desk, bathrobes, hairdryer, soaking tub, and Wi-Fi.


King Bed Bungalow

The King Bed Bungalow measures approximately 968 square feet.

The suite features a king-size bed, outdoor shower, dining and lounge area, and access to a private patio or garden space.

In-room amenities include air conditioning, espresso machine, security box, television, work desk, bathrobes, hairdryer, soaking tub, and Wi-Fi.


2 Twin Bed Bungalow 

The 2 Twin Bed Bungalow measures approximately 968 square feet.

The suite is furnished with two twin beds, outdoor shower, and a dining and lounge area. Each bungalow has access to a private garden and patio.

In-room amenities include air conditioning, espresso machine, security box, television, work desk, bathrobes, hairdryer, soaking tub, and Wi-Fi.

Amenities

Among the hotel amenities are a restaurant, bar, wine cellar, spa, fitness center, two tennis courts, sundeck, and swimming pool. A golf course is located nearby.

The front desk loans complimentary trek bicycles. Yoga sessions are also offered on a complimentary basis.

Exploring Carmelo 

Carmelo rests on the northern bank of the Rio de la Plata. This is a small town, surrounded by low hills and grassy plains. Pine forests line the riverbank, with estuaries attracting an abundance of birdlife.

Some of the best resorts in Uruguay are found here, featuring charming riverside cabins and championship golf.

Visitors can also enjoy sailing, horseback riding, and polo lessons. Tours of boutique vineyards and artisanal cheese houses are also available.

ARE YOU CONSIDERING A STAY AT HYATT CARMELO? LANDED PROVIDES PERSONALIZED, CUSTOM TRAVEL WITHIN CENTRAL AMERICA, SOUTH AMERICA, AND THE ANTARCTIC. WE’LL CREATE A UNIQUE ITINERARY PLAN TAILORED TO YOUR INTERESTS AND DREAMS. EXPERIENCE THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME. SPEAK WITH ONE OF OUR EXPERT TRAVEL PLANNERS TODAY AT 801.582.2100.

Private Home in Atacama

PRIVATE HOME IN ATACAMA

Looking for a private home to rent in Atacama for your family or group? This estate is located under 15 minutes by road from the oasis town of San Pedro de Atacama, in the high desert of northern Chile.

The home is an ideal base for exploration of the region’s canyons, volcanos, salt flats, geyser fields, hot springs, and wildlife refuges. This area has one of the richest selections of outdoor adventure opportunities in South America.

The Estate

The main house has 6 bedrooms (capacity for up to 12 guests), each with ensuite bathroom and private patio. These guest rooms flank a central courtyard shaded by an ancient chañar tree. This shaded heart of the home has a heated swimming pool (practically hot tub temperature), lounge chairs, an ambient-temperature soaking pool, and an outdoor bar.

Native trees shade another garden, furnished with four separate therapy zones dedicated to massage, hot tub, sauna, and tanking.

The home was designed with ingenious green building and thermal regulation techniques. Air conditioning is not needed. Each room can be completely shaded from the sun. Clerestory window and walls open to provide cross-ventilation. The permitter walls are made of thick adobe, and a channel of cool water runs along the base of each window. The steel roof is covered with a layer of cut cane to deflect heat. Star beds are located at the four corner gables.

An out building (roughly 80 yards away) has two additional bedrooms for staff or security team.

The surrounding grounds are surprisingly lush and green. The vegetation provides additional privacy–a hallmark of the home.

Accommodations & Interior

Two bedrooms and two master suites are located on one side of the home.  The opposite side has two more guest rooms, a powder room, and a large living room and a modern display kitchen, linked to a walled garden space with fruit trees, water features, and native flowers.

The sleek but cozy interior includes an inviting collection of masterworks by some of Brazil’s top furniture designers.

The home does not have (and does not need) air conditioning. Wi-Fi is available throughout the home, and satellite TV is available.

How to Reserve

Dreaming of Atacama for your next family vacation? Want to experience the best of Chile’s amplified landscapes and warm welcomes?

Reach out to one of our expert travel planners today. We’re at your service.

Looking for the perfect vacation in Atacama? LANDED provides personalized, custom travel within Central America, South America, and the Antarctic. We’ll create a unique itinerary plan tailored to your interests and dreams. Experience the trip of a lifetime. Speak with one of our expert travel planners today at 801.582.2100.