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Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel

Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel rests at the edge of Aguas Calientes town, just across the Vilcanota River from the base of Machu Picchu Mountain. By road, guests can reach the gateway of Machu Picchu National Park in only 30 minutes.

Conceived and operated by the Clavijo family, Sumaq is a reflection of the family’s warmth and Andean roots–rich textiles, dark wood, hand-cut stone, and vibrant accents. Although the hotel was christened in 2010, the interiors were fully renovated in 2017.

Accommodations 

The hotel’s 62 guest rooms are generously sized and appointed.

Rooms are furnished with complimentary drinking water, coffee and tea service, bathtub, television, goose-down comforters, security box, bathrobes, slippers, luggage storage, Wi-Fi, and hair dryers. Each room offers a view of the river and the forest beyond.

Supplemental oxygen is available upon request.

Some upper category rooms also feature jetted tubs and private balconies.

Amenities

The hotel also features a bar, lounge, fireplace, restaurant, and a spa offering massages and facials. Laundry service is available upon request.

The friendly concierge can also arrange cooking classes, shamanic ceremonies, and Andean storytelling sessions.

Activities

LANDED arranges privately guided tours of Machu Picchu and surrounding areas.

Machu Picchu is an engineering marvel—a city in the clouds surrounded by sheer precipices. The site contains 140 known structures, including temples, palaces, ritual baths and dwellings. The city also includes agricultural terraces and over 100 flights of stone stairs.

Want to learn more?  Speak with one of our expert travel designers, or download our Machu Picchu guide.

ARE YOU CONSIDERING A STAY AT SUMAQ MACHU PICCHU HOTEL? 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 de Uco

Casa de Uco is a boutique wine lodge located in the Uco Valley, near the foothills of the Andes. The surrounding valley is Mendoza‘s up and coming location for top-end wine production; the region’s main grape varieties are Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Syrah.

With distinctive architecture, caring staff, and an on-property winery, Casa de Uco is one of our favorite hotels in Argentina.

The lodge is surrounded by a 320-hectare estate that features a winery, ambient-temperature swimming pool, tennis court, and picnic area.

Inside, guests can enjoy the restaurant and wine bar, fitness room, spa, sauna, and game room.

Bicycles are available on loan, and horseback riding can be arranged through the on-site concierge.

Wine & Dine 

Casa de Uco’s farm-to-table restaurant highlights regional flavors, local wines, and ingredients grown in the estate’s organic vegetable garden.

The hotel also offers a weekly asado–a traditional Argentine barbecue experience of fire roasted beef and lamb.

Accommodations

The 16 guest rooms and villas are accented in local wood, stone, and traditional textiles.

In-room amenities include luxury linens and towels, security box, television, mini-bar, espresso machine, bathrobes, slippers, hair dryer, and 24-hour room service. Wi-Fi is available throughout the lodge.


One-Bedroom Villa 

This villa features a bedroom, a master bathroom, dining area, fireplace, living room, and courtyard. The villa is 538 square feet. A rooftop terrace with a tub overlooks the vineyards and the Andes.


Two-Bedroom Villa 

This two-story villa features two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a dining area, and a deck that overlooks the estate’s pond. The villa measures 1,077 square feet, will accommodation for up to 4 guests.

Tasting the Uco Valley 

LANDED arranges winery tours, blending sessions, and tastings at Casa de Uco and other wineries in the Uco Valley and Lujan de Cuyo region.

We can also design outdoor adventures such as sunrise or sunset horseback rides, net fishing, whitewater rafting, mountain biking, and paragliding.

ARE YOU CONSIDERING A STAY AT CASA DE UCO? 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.

Atix Hotel

Atix Hotel is located in the Zona Sur district of La Paz, Bolivia, close to many of the city’s top restaurants. Atix is a member of the Design Hotels consortium–a collection of independently owned boutique hotels known for innovative architecture and interior design.

Atix is designed to showcase the best of Bolivia’s native materials and creativity. The name atix is taken from the Quechua word for achievement.

The facade is a mosaic of native wood panels and the same type of “Comanche” stone that paved the streets of La Paz in the early 20th century. Floor-to-ceiling windows frame the valley and nearby hills.

Installations by star Bolivian artist Gaston Ugalde–vibrant paintings and life-size cactus and llama sculptures–enliven the restaurant, lobby, and rooftop lounge.

Accommodations

Among the in-room amenities are minibar, Wi-Fi, alpaca blankets made by local artisans, security box, bathrobes, slippers, and nightly turndown service.


Standard Room 

The 15 queen-bedded standard rooms measure between 269 to 301 square feet.


Superior Room 

The 15 king-bedded Superior rooms are between 269 to 322 square feet.


Superior Double Room 

The 6 Superior Double rooms measure between 319 to 322 square feet. They are furnished with two full beds.


Deluxe Room 

The 16 king-bedded Deluxe rooms are between 300 and 365 square feet.


Atix Suite 

The Atix Suite features high ceilings, a private balcony, sitting room, original artwork, and stunning views. The suite is furnished with a king bed, lounge, and jetted tub. The suite measures 602 square feet.

Amenities 

Among the hotel’s other amenities are its Ona Restaurant, rooftop bar, and an indoor pool with views of the city and nearby hills.

Exploring La Paz 

Atix Hotel is located in Calacoto neighborhood of Zona Sur, a vibrant community known for its restaurants, cafes, and design-focused shops. The historic center of the city–think Plaza Murillo and the Witches’ Market–is approximately 30 minutes from this neighborhood in off-peak traffic.

La Paz is the primary entry point for visitors to Bolivia. Most of our clients spend one or two nights in La Paz before exploring Lake Titicaca, Tiwanaku, and the Uyuni Salt Flats.

ARE YOU CONSIDERING A STAY AT ATIX HOTEL? 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.

Cavas Wine Lodge

Cavas Wine Lodge was the first of its kind in the Mendoza region: a luxury hotel set among the region’s famed vineyards and wineries. In 2003, Cecilia Diaz Chuit and her husband Martin Rigal selected the hotel’s location from dozens of options.

Their efforts created a tranquil, 55-acre retreat in the heart of Lujan de Cuyo—a bullseye location surrounded by Mendoza’s most noteworthy winemakers–names such as Catena Zapata, Vina Cobos, Achaval Ferrer, Caelum, and Mendel.

Cavas Wine Lodge is a member of the Relais & Chateaux family of boutique hotels.

Food is a priority; the lunch menu is updated seasonally and the dinner menu is changed each night. Meals feature organic locally-sourced meats and produce.

Accommodations 

Each of the 18 guest rooms and villas is furnished with a private plunge pool, fireplace, bathtub, deck or patio, and air conditioning.

The rooms are arrayed in the vineyard so that each has a view of the Andes Mountains.

In-room amenities include: luxury linens, security box, hair dyer, robes, slippers, and Wi-Fi.

Because Cavas Wine Lodge is focused on wine, fine dining, and active outdoor pursuits, the lodge is primarily a couples retreat. The minimum age for guests 12-years-old. (Exceptions are possible; please contact LANDED for details.)


Grand Villa:

Ideal for couples and families with children 12 and older. The villa measures 3,500 square feet, and features two full bedroom suites, one room with a king bed, and one with king or two twins.

It is equipped with a 700 square foot living room with fireplace, pullout sofa, pantry, fridge, outdoor dining facilites, private shower garden, jacuzzi and plunge pool.

The Grand Villa deck features an outdoor pool, lounge chairs and vineyard views.

One-Bedroom Villa:

This 2,800 square foot villa features inside and outside living space, views of the Andes and a private terrace.

It also includes at outdoor hote tub and private pool, jet shower, a private outdoor shower, and private patio.

A man and woman sip wine on a rooftop villa at Cavas Wine Lodge.

Vineyard Villa:

This 2,200 square foot villa features a large master bedroom, living room and inside-outside living space.

It is also equipped with a private plunge pool and outdoor hot tub, outdoor shower, and an oversized terrace with views of the Andes mountains.

A king-size bed with white bedding is surrounded by wood furnishings and a large window.

Front Row Room:

This 970 square foot room features a spacious living areas, terrace, and fireplace. It also includes a deep soaker tub, indoor and outdoor shower and private plunge pool and patio.

A man and woman sit on an outdoor patio drinking wine while overlooking a vineyard.

Luxury Room:

This 970 square foot room features private vineyards, outdoor deck, large windows and a large living space.

It also includes a deep soaker tub, indoor and outdoor shower and private plunge pool and patio.

The luxury room at Cavas Wine Lodge has a king-size bed with white bedding, a large rug and living room with windows.

Amenities

On property, guests can enjoy the outdoor swimming pool, sundeck, spa, restaurant, wine cellar, gardens, and vineyard trails for hiking and biking.

Exploring Mendoza

Just a 90-minute flight from Buenos Aires, Mendoza lies at the foothills of the Andes and boasts over 900 wineries. Some of the top wineries are within walking distance from Cavas Wine Lodge.

Other activities include horseback riding through the vineyards, hiking through the Andes, zip-lining, bike rides and river rating.

ARE YOU CONSIDERING A STAY AT CAVAS WINE LODGE? 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.

Patagonia Camp

Patagonia Camp is nestled within a private forest reserve, nine miles south of the main entrance of Torres del Paine National Park. The camp overlooks Lake Toro and, in the distance, the Paine Massif.

The camp’s facilities include a main lodge, guide center, and 20 yurt cabins–most with lake views. The structures are connected by an elevated wooden boardwalk.

The full-board program at Patagonia Camp includes accommodation; group basis transfers (Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales, or the border crossing at Cerro Castillo); three meals daily; open bar with select beverages; guided excursions in the company of other guests; and national park entry fees.

Laundry service and premium beverages are available at an additional cost.

Accommodations

Staying at Patagonia Camp is no hardship. The yurt cabins are furnished with comfortable bedding, radiant heating, soft linens, and private en-suite bathroom (shower, vanity, and flush toilet). Other features include private terraces, wood floors, and a skylight dome.

The yurts are nestled within the native lenga forest, most with views of the lake and mountains. Wi-Fi is accessible in the main lodge.

Amenities

The main lodge houses a restaurant, bar, lounge, library area, boutique, and reception.

Breakfast is buffet. Most lunches are packed for eating on-the-go during excursions. Dinners are multi-course, and feature fresh regional ingredients such as salmon, king crab, and lamb. A selection of Chilean house wines and beers is also offered.

Adventures

Patagonia Camp’s full-board program includes guided full and half-day excursions in the company of other guests.

The camp’s list of excursions includes hiking, trekking, and kayak options, each graded by level of activity / difficulty. Catch-and-release fishing (self-guided) is also possible.

During much of the camp’s October to April season, privately-guided tour options are also possible.

ARE YOU CONSIDERING A STAY AT PATAGONIA CAMP? 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.