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Estancia Cristina

A destination in itself, Estancia Cristina offers a unique opportunity to stay within Los Glaciares National Park.

When the national park was created in 1937, Estancia Cristina’s private holdings were allowed to remain private.

This historic sheep ranch was founded by the Percival Masters family in 1914 on the northwestern shore of Lago Argentino.

Estancia Cristina's green roofed lodge sits at the base of expansive snow capped mountains and a brown valley.

The octagonal main building is the location of the dining room, lounge, and bar.  It features sofas, a fireplace, and Wi-Fi.

The Estancia Cristina main lodge features wood furnishings and lit areas.

The hotel offers land transfer to and from hotel in El Calafate – Puerto de Punta Bandera.

Most programs are full-board, whcih includes all meals (breakfast, lunch / lunch, dinner, snacks) and non-alcoholic drinks.

Guests of the hotel can choose from a menu of fresh salmon caught from the Caterina river, lamb, and traditional parrilla barbecue, with ingredients taken from their own garden.

A plate of meat, potatoes, and mixed veggies sit on a white plate.

Accommodations 

THe hotel has 20 identical guest rooms, split between 5 cottages, each with views of the Andes.

Each guest room has a total area of ​​333 square feet with a private bathroom, central heating and amenities. Guests can choose between a double, twin or triple setup.

In-room amenities:

  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Towels
  • Toiletries
  • No televisions or phones
These Estancia Cristina lodge accommodations are green roofed, white wash building set in front of white snowcapped mountains.The rooms at Estancia Cristina include a large bed, colored blanket and rug, and a large wall window.A window seat looks out onto large snow-capped mountains with a green field.

Exploring Patagonia 

Tours are not included, but can be scheduled from October 1 to April 30. Among some of the most popular tours is visiting the Upsala Glacier, one of the most striking glaciers in Los Glaciares National Park. Other tours include sailing Argentino Lake and navigating through icebergs and mountains.

Among the activities offered at Estancia Cristina are catch-and-release fishing, hiking, riding, four-wheel-drive tours, sheep shearing demonstrations, and cooking classes.

ARE YOU CONSIDERING A STAY AT ESTANCIA CRISTINA? 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.

Belmond Hotel Monasterio

Belmond Hotel Monasterio

Belmond Hotel Monasterio is set within a 16th century seminary constructed atop the Inca palace of Sapa Inca Tupac Amaru. Few hotels in the New World have such a vivid sense of place.

coutyard gardens are full of flowers, green grass and trees at Hotel Monasterio.

Hotel Monasterio is located on a small square (Plazoleta Nazarenas) a few blocks northeast of the city’s central plaza.

Hotel Monasterio interiors include dark wood, paintings and colonial furnishings.

Accommodations

Each room is different, with unique historical quirks such as coffered ceilings, Inca stonework, and brick arches.

In-room amenities:

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • LCD TV’s and a DVD player
  • Oxygen enrichment
  • Wireless internet
  • Security boxes
  • Bathtubs
  • Hair dryers

One Bedroom Suites

The one bedroom suites are equipped with a King-size bed, marble bathroom, separate living area with seating and desk, and private balcony.

One Bedroom suites at Belmond Monasterio include a king bed, dark wood and a window.

Junior Suites 

The junior suites are equipped with a King-size or twin beds, marble bathroom, living room with sofa and writing desk.

Belmond Monasterio junior suite features decorative walls, large paintings, and wood furnishings.

Superior/Deluxe Rooms 

These rooms are equipped with a King-size or twin beds, marble bathroom, and include a nightly turndown.

Belmond Monasterio deluxe suite features two twin beds, a patio window and furnishings.

Amenities

Hotel Amenities include:

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Chapel
  • Courtyards
  • Massage room
  • Art collection
  • Oxygen-enriched air or supplemental oxygen
  • Wi-Fi
Belmond Monasterio chapel is decatant with large paintings, murals and ornate details.Belmond Monasterio restaurant features white curtains, an open courtyard and fine dining tables.

Exploring Cusco

With Belmond Hotel Monasterio as a base, guests are equipped to explore the cultural and outdoor adventures available throughout Cusco.

The hotel boasts one of the best independent art collections in Cusco and guests are led by expert guides who specialize in religious art and Peruvian history.

Guests can also indulge in traditional Peruvian cuisine at the hotel’s restaurant, enjoy a live opera show, or take a cooking class.

Visitors also have the option of taking a tour throughout Cusco, Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu.

ARE YOU CONSIDERING A STAY AT BELMOND HOTEL MONASTERIO? 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.

Belmond Palacio Nazarenas

Belmond Palacio Nazarenas

Set within a former convent built atop Inca walls, the Belmond Palacio Nazarenas sets the standard for comfort and service in Cusco. It is located on a small square a few blocks northeast of the city’s central plaza.

The exterior of Belmond Palacio Nazarenas features white wash walls, old stone and an old wood door.Belmond Palacio Nazarenas exterior buildings feature patios and floral courtyards.

The hotel’s historic treasures include frescos, arches, fountains, coffered ceilings, and a chapel.

Belmond Palacio Nazarenas interior feature colonial paintings, an old church and wood furnishings.

Accommodations

The rooms at this hotel reflect Spanish colonial architecture due its former life as a convent. The resulting design includes expansive frescos, balconies and Incan handicrafts.

In-room amenities include:

  • Wi-Fi
  • Security boxes
  • Bathtubs
  • Heated floors
  • Hair dryers
  • Wireless internet
  • Bar with espresso
  • Satellite TV and sound system
  • Luxury toiletries
  • 24 hour butler service

Junior Suites

The Junior suites are 322 to 398 square feet and feature a King-size or twin poster beds and a marble bathroom.

The junior suites at Belmond Palacio Nazarenas feature two twin post beds, a tv, ornate rug and marble bathroom.

Studio Suites

The studio suites are 431 to 646 square feet and feature a King-size or twin poster beds and a marble bathroom.

The studio suites at Belmond Palacio Nazarenas feature a colorful blue rug, a terrace balcony, two twin beds and wood furnishings.

One Bedroom Suites 

The one bedroom suites are 613 to 731 square feet and feature a King-size or twin poster beds, a marble bathroom, and spacious lounge.

The one bedroom suites at Belmond Palacio Nazarenas feature a king four poster bed, wood floors, rug and colonial furnishings.The lounge in the one bedroom suites at Belmond Palacio Nazarenas feature pink couches, a colorful rug, a tv, paintings and bookshelf.

Signature Suites 

The signature suites are 667 to 1,399 square feet and feature a King-size poster bed and marble bathroom.

The signature suites at Belmond Palacio Nazarenas feature a large brick archway that leads to a four poster bed, living area and furnishings.

Amenities 

Amenities include:

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Boutique
  • Heated swimming pool
  • Courtyards
  • Butler service
  • Oxygen-enriched air or supplemental oxygen
Belmond Palacio Nazarenas features a dimly lit swimming pool in front of a restaurant.Belmond Palacio Nazarenas features a colorful plate of potatoes, meat, and fruit.

Exploring Cusco

Guests at the hotel can take salsa lessons, cooking classes, ceramic classes or even pisco tasting.

For guests wanting to explore the area, there are tours that take them through Cusco, Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu.

Guests at the Palacio Nazarenas can enjoy salsa lessons as seen by a man and woman twirling each other while dancing.

ARE YOU CONSIDERING A STAY AT BELMOND PALACIO NAZARENAS? 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.

Belmond Sanctuary Lodge

Belmond Sanctuary Lodge

Belmond Sanctuary Lodge is the only hotel located at the entrance of Machu Picchu. From this privileged location, guests can easily access the archeological site.

The Belmond Sanctuary exterior is a dimly lit lodge with green mountains in the background.Belmond Sanctuary lodge includes a dining area with a windowed wall looking out into the mountains.

Accommodations

The hotel’s 31 rooms include LCD televisions, security boxes, minibars and hair dryers.

Standard Rooms

The Standard Rooms are 161 square feet and feature a King-size bed or twin beds. The room is equipped with a marble bathroom.

This room features two twin beds, blankets, and a large window.

Superior Terrace Rooms

The Superior Terrace Rooms are 161 square feet and include a furnished terrace. The rooms are equipped with twin beds, en-suite bathroom and include wireless internet.

The room features two twin beds with a window view, tv and curtains.

Deluxe Rooms

The Deluxe Rooms are 161 square feet and feature a king-size bed. The room is equipped with a marble bathroom.

This room features a king bed, large window and curtains and carpet.

One Bedroom Suites

The one bedroom suites are 376 square feet and feature a king size bed and separate living area. The rooms include a furnished terrace, marble bathroom and mountain views.

This room features a king bed and patio view of green vegetation.

Amenities 

Amenities include:

  • Two restaurants
  • Bar
  • Massage rooms
  • Garden
  • Supplemental oxygen
  • Luggage storage
  • Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
Belmond Sanctuary lodge offers a colorful buffet of food including a variety of meats, veggies and desserts.The Spa at the Belmond Sanctuary includes a spa bed with rocks and towels on it.

Excursions

Because Belmond Sanctuary Lodge is located near Machu Picchu, the most popular activity for guests is taking a tour of the ancient ruins.

Other excursions include an Andean ritual experience or birdwatching tours.

ARE YOU CONSIDERING A STAY AT BELMOND SANCTUARY 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.

Explora Atacama

Explora Atacama

Explora Atacama is located in the ancient community of Ayllu de Larache, just outside the oasis town of San Pedro. The grounds are an assemblage of 20 indigenous parcels, and Explora is committed to preserving the ancient pathways and structures on the site.

Explora Atacama lies behind a tall desert tree beneath a large grey sky.

Explora Atacama’s full board program includes group-basis guided touring (maximum 10 guests per group; more than 40 explorations), three meals daily, open bar with select beverages, and group-basis transportation to and from the Calama airport.

The 50 adobe rooms blend into the landscape and enjoy views of either the Andes or the gardens. Rooms at Explora Atacama do not have televisions, Wi-Fi, or air conditioning. Wi-Fi is available in the hotel common areas.

In-room amenities:

  • Bathrobes, slippers, hair dryers
  • Security box
  • Premium beverages, laundry, and massage treatments carry an additional charge

Catur Suites 

The 4 Catur suites measure 538 square feet and offer balconies and countryside views. The room is equipped with a king-size bed.

This suite features a king bed, orange blanket, wood floor and white walls.

Tulur Rooms 

The 19 Tulur rooms are 355 square feet and 8 of them are interconnected, making it ideal for families. The rooms offer views of the hotel’s grounds and feature 1 King Size bed / 2 twin beds.

This room features two twin beds with colorful bedding, outdoor window and furnishings.

Yali Rooms 

The 27 Yali rooms are 355 square feet and offer views of desert landscape. The rooms are equipped with 1 King Size bed / 2 twin beds.

Amenities 

Lodge amenities include:

  • Four open-air, ambient-temperature pools
  • Outdoor Jacuzzi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Barbecue Quincho
  • Lounge
  • Boutique
  • Massage room
  • Observatory
  • Stable of more than 20 horses
The infinity pool is set within desert vegetation.A table with various platters of food consists of colorful veggies, casseroles and fresh stews.

Exploring Atacama

The Atacama Desert is one of Chile’s most diverse and distinct territories. They offer over 40 explorations led by expert guides that include hiking, biking, and horseback riding through unique terrain. Guests can also visit the Puritama hot springs.

ARE YOU CONSIDERING A STAY AT EXPLORA 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.