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Villa Rentals in Uruguay

Private Luxury Villa Rentals

If you’re planning to enjoy one area of Uruguay for five nights or longer, renting a private villa is an excellent lodging option. LANDED arranges private villa rentals in Jose Ignacio, Punta del Este, and La Paloma.

We have access to a broad selection of luxury vacation villas, some contemporary beachfront homes with panoramic ocean views.

“He is his own best friend, and takes delight in privacy, whereas the man of no virtue or ability is his own worst enemy and is afraid of solitude.”

Aristotle

Other options include lovingly restored historic houses and tranquil countryside retreats.

A firey orange sunset over the beach at Punta del Este, Uruguay

Kitchen Staff, Drivers, Privately-Guided Tours, and More

While most feature two to four guest rooms, a handful offers as many as six. Features can include swimming pools, saunas, private docks, professional-grade kitchens, home theaters, and direct beach access.

LANDED can also arrange kitchen staff, housekeeping, and drivers. We can stock the kitchen and coordinate dinner parties.

If you’d like, we can round out your days with privately-guided tours or deliver rental vehicles to your door.

Most homes are rented by the week, from Saturday to Saturday. Shorter stays are often accepted, as long as the requested dates are outside the peak months of December, February, and March.

Additional nights can usually be added on a pro-rata basis.

Punta del Este Beach Pier

LANDED delivers the finest in custom, private travel to Central America, South America, and Antarctica. These regions are our passion; we know them first-hand and by heart. Speak with one of our expert travel planners today at 801.582.2100. We’ll create the most exceptional trip of your life.

Mountain Lodges of Peru

Peru’s Luxury Mountain Lodges

Mountain Lodges of Peru operates a collection of upscale lodges along some of Peru’s most scenic hiking routes.

Their most popular trek begins near sacred Mount Salcantay and concludes in Machu Picchu. Along the way, guests are treated to spectacular vistas, fine meals, and warm hospitality.

“It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.”

Edmund Hillary

Day 1:

Cusco to Salkantay Lodge After an early breakfast in Cusco, depart by vehicle toward Salkantay Lodge & Adventure Resort in Soraypampa.

En route, visit the Inca ruins of Tarawasi near the town of Limatambo, 90 minutes from Cusco.

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Afterward, stop for coffee in the mountain village of Mollepata, before driving another 30 minutes up the mountain to the Marcoccasa trailhead.

Your guided trek begins here, on an easy, four-hour stretch of the “Camino Real” (Royal Path). A box lunch is provided.

Arrive at the Salkantay Lodge & Adventure Resort (12,500 feet above sea level), nestled below the breathtaking Nevado Salkantay (20,600 feet).

After some time to relax, your first afternoon is spent at leisure. An evening briefing by the fireplace is followed by aperitifs and dinner.

Day 2:

Soraypampa Today you’ll have time to relax and hike near the lodge. The most popular activity at Soraypampa is a half-day hike (3-4 hours of moderate to challenging trail) to a glacial lake.

In the afternoon, enjoy a relaxing soak in the outdoor hot tub. Dinner and a trek briefing round out the day.

Salcantay Mountain covered in snow, photographed on a hiking expedition to Machu Picchu down the Inca Trail in Peru

Day 3:

Soraypampa to Wayra Lodge After an early start, hike up the Rio Blanco Valley, circling Humantay Peak.

The highest point on the trek lives here—a pass—15,000 feet above sea level. At the top, take in views of the snow-capped peaks of the Vilcabamba Range and observe Andean condors.

From the pass, descend toward Wayra Lodge at Huayraccmachay (12,600 feet above sea level). A hot lunch is provided en route.

Total hiking time for today is four to six hours.

Day 4:

Huayraccmachay to Colpa Lodge After a leisurely breakfast, begin today’s four-hour trek (easy to moderate) by hiking downhill near the Salkantay River.

You’ll be welcomed to Colpa Lodge at Collpapampa (9,200 feet above sea level) with a traditional Pachamama-style lunch.

In the afternoon and evening, relax in the outdoor hot tub and enjoy dinner at the lodge.

Day 5:

Collpapampa to Lucma Lodge Today’s hike begins after an early breakfast.

The trail heads down the lush Santa Teresa River Valley, through plantations of coffee and bananas (approximately four hours of hiking on moderate terrain). Stop for a hot picnic lunch along the river.

View down the sacred valley in the Inca Trail in Peru

After another hour of hiking, board the lodge vehicle for the 30-minute drive to Lucmabamba (6,900 feet above sea level).

After some time spent relaxing at the lodge, you’ll visit the village and meet with members of the community. Return to the lodge for dinner and time to enjoy the starry skies.

Day 6:

Lucmabamba to Aguas Calientes After a hearty breakfast, begin the final day of trekking with a two to three-hour uphill climb towards Llactapata Pass (8,900 feet above sea level; challenging trail).

Here, Machu Picchu can be viewed in the distance.

Take time to explore the Llactapata ruins and have lunch, before beginning the final descent to the Aobamba River.

This moderate section of the trail takes two to three hours, traversing bamboo forests and fruit orchards.

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Near the river, board the train for a 30-minute ride to the town of Aguas Calientes, at the foot of Machu Picchu. Tonight, you’ll overnight at a comfortable hotel near the river.

Day 7:

Machu Picchu to Cusco Anticipation is high as you rise early for breakfast and the 30-minute bus trip up the mountain to Machu Picchu.

Your guided tour of the Inca city will be followed by up to four hours of independent exploration.

During this time, you could hike Huayna Picchu, visit the Temple of the Moon, or marvel at the stunning scenery. In the afternoon, you’ll return to Cusco by train, arriving around 8PM.

LANDED arranges treks and equestrian adventures through Mountain Lodges of Peru. Extensions are available to the Sacred Valley, Lake Titicaca, and Peru’s Amazon Basin. Contact us today for more information. Speak with a travel planner today at 801.582.2100. We’ll take care of the details.

Pikaia Lodge

Pinnacle of Galapagos Luxury

Pikaia Lodge is the most luxurious property in the Galapagos.

Completed in 2014, Pikaia has since earned a reputation for comfort, cuisine, and top-notch excursions.

Guests of the hotel have their choice of programs, ranging between three and seven nights in length. These programs include meals, land transportation, and guided tours on land and sea.

“A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.”

Charles Darwin

The lodge also offers two motor yachts, for exclusive use by guests. The Pikaia I is a 105-foot yacht with electronic stabilizers, hot tub, sun-deck, air conditioning, eight private cabins, and a wet bar.

Refurbished in 2017, this vessel is used for guest day trips to nearby islands and beaches.

For lighter duty trips, the hotel dispatches Pikaia II. This yacht is a 35-footer, used for half-day artisanal fishing trips for up to eight guests.

Volcano on the coast of one of the Galapagos Islands, photographed on a private wildlife tour

Private Balconies & Fine Dining

Pikaia Lodge has twelve guest rooms in four categories:

  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Garden Suite
  • Pool Suite

Balcony and Terrace rooms can be king or twin-bedded. Interconnected rooms are not available. The minimum age for guests is eight years.

Rooms feature large windows, blackout curtains, wood floors, and televisions.

Other in-room amenities include minibars, Wi-Fi, individual temperature controls, bathrobes, and slippers.

Penguin perched on a rock in the Galapagos with rocky shoreline in backdrop in the Galapagos

Stays at Pikaia can include day trips to nearby islands, led by expert guides.

Guests can enjoy hikes, sea kayak trips, mountain biking, snorkeling, and wildlife viewing tours.

In addition to all of its wonderful room amenities, this lodge features a fine dining restaurant, wine cellar, infinity pool, sun-deck, library, fitness center, whirlpool, and lobby lounge.

World-Class Sumaq Spa

The world-class Sumaq Spa offers massage treatments, to help guests unwind. More than two miles of private trails (ideal for hiking and biking) surround the property.

Room service is available around the clock.

Pristine sandy beach scattered with volcanic rock, overlooking caribbean blue sea of the Galapagos Islands

Notably, this lodge rests atop an extinct volcano, rising above the green fields of southeastern Santa Cruz Island.

The privileged viewpoint provided by its unique location overlooks a 76-acre private reserve, which has been replanted with thousands of native species.

In the distance, one can see the neighboring Cerro Mesa Reserve, Garrapatero Beach, and Plaza Islands.

The drive to the island’s northern port takes approximately one hour, while the town of Puerto Ayora lies 25 minutes to the southwest.

LANDED arranges stays at Pikaia Lodge, as well as travel, tours, and accommodations throughout mainland Ecuador. Speak with a travel planner today at 801.582.2100. We’ll take care of the details.

The Singular

The Singular: Patagonian Luxury

Opened in 2011, The Singular is the finest hotel in all of Chilean Patagonia. The hotel is set within a restored national landmark—a museum-quality cold-storage plant dating to 1915. The Singular’s architecture artfully merges historic elements with modern touches.

“Curiosity is, in great and generous minds, the first passion and the last.”

Samuel Johnson

The Singular offers 54 spacious rooms (averaging 500 square feet) and 3 luxury suites with 861 square feet of living space and separate living rooms. All guest rooms feature panoramic views of the Patagonian Fjords, spacious bathrooms, large beds, satellite television, and minibars. Hotel amenities include a heated swimming pool, spa, restaurant, bar, and meeting room.

Flexible Scheduling

Unlike some lodges in the Torres del Paine region, guests at the Singular are free to come and go for the length of stay they choose, without the dictates of set arrival and departure.

The Singular also offers bed & breakfast, half-board, and full-board options that include tours and excursions with expert English-speaking guides.

Multi-generational families especially welcome this flexibility—those who’d like to relax are free to do so, while other members of the family can hike, kayak, ride, and explore to their hearts’ content.

Diverse Exploration Options

The Singular offers its guests a complete menu of full and half-day explorations.

Hiking, biking, horseback riding, wildlife viewing, and kayaking excursions are each available for a range of ability levels.

The Singular also offers the region’s best day cruises to the Serrano and Balmaceda glaciers.

Among the most popular full-day option are excursions to the Torres del Paine National Park (2.5 hours by land from The Singular).

Patagonian Cuisine and Fine Chilean Wines

Throughout your stay, you’ll enjoy the best Patagonian cuisine, from fresh seafood to locally raised vegetables and lamb.  Meals are complimented with fine Chilean wines.

The Singular is located in Porto Bories, just outside the city of Puerto Natales, 153 miles (2.5 hours) northwest of Punta Arenas.

Guests arrive by private transfer or hotel shuttle.  Daily flights from Santiago reach Punta Arenas in 3.5 hours.

Visits to Argentina: Los Glaciares and Beyond

Visitors can also cross the international border into Argentina by land near Cerro Castillo, exploring the Los Glaciares National Park along the way.

Los Glaciares is home to the Perito Moreno glacier and various other wonders of the southern ice fields.

Photo Perfect Summer Evenings

The Patagonian summer stretches from November to early March, with long days and photo perfect evening light.

The warmest months are December and January, with highs near 65° F and lows near 40° F. Temperatures range from 60° F to below 40° F during the shoulder months.

Winter (May through August) is characterized by fleeting daylight, highs near 40° F and freezing nights. Precipitation is light year-round.

Winds are strongest from late November to mid-March.

LANDED arranges personalized travel in Chile and throughout South America. We organize luxury accommodation, private transportation, and tours with expert guides. Speak with a travel planner today at 801.582.2100. We’ll take care of the details.

Explora Lodges

Explora Lodges: Inspired South American Luxury

We rarely describe specific hotels on our website. Rather, our practice is to select hotels that precisely fit each clients’ unique wishes and requirements.

That said, some properties merit special emphasis. Explora Lodges are among those properties. This group operates three noteworthy Explora lodges in Chile, each in a uniquely spectacular location.

“Here each person decides what he does.”

Explora Motto

All of Explora’s programs are full board–packages include meals and a broad range of outdoor adventures. Explora lodges are conceived as bases from which to explore the surrounding landscapes.

Rooms are television free, encouraging guests to get out and explore.

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Explora Lodge at Lago Pehoe

Explora’s Hotel Salto Chico is nestled on the shore of Lago Pehoe, within the Torres del Paine National Park.

This Explora lodge faces the breathtaking Paine Massif or Macizo del Paine—a cluster of granite peaks reaching a height of 9,840 feet. This hotel’s 50 rooms fall into four categories. Larger rooms have views of the massif.

Smaller rooms face the waterfall. An annex to the hotel, Casa de Baños del Ona, houses a heated indoor lap pool, four outdoor Jacuzzis, a sauna and massage salons. Internet access is available.

Explora Patagonia Program Options

Explora lodge Patagonia offers programs of four and eight nights. In addition, six-night programs are available for the December holidays.

Guests are invited to participate in full and half-day explorations such as birdwatching, horseback riding, mountain biking, and boating.

A variety of hikes are offered to nearby glaciers, lakes, and viewpoints.

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Explora Rapa Nui

Explora’s Posada de Mike Rapu is perched on a hill in the Te Miro Oone area, at the center of Easter Island (five miles from the town of Hanga Roa). This Explora lodge has 30 rooms in two categories.

Ocean views are one of its key features. Amenities include a swimming pool, massage room, and internet access. Programs of three to eight nights are available.

Explora Rapa Nui offers 15 different explorations, most on foot or by bicycle, allowing guests to visit sites such as:

  • The Rano Kau Volcano
  • The 53-house ceremonial village of Orongo
  • Ahu Tongariki
  • The Rano Raraku moai quarry
  • The Puna Pao “topknot” quarry
Horses spotted near Rapa Nui on a private tour of easter island

The hotel can assist you with selecting activities that fit your interests and desired level of activity.

Full and half-day outings are available. Tour groups are limited to 8 or 10 explorers. Explora can also arrange outside tours, such as horseback riding and skin diving.

Explora Atacama

Explora’s Hotel de Larache is located near the village of San Pedro de Atacama, on a 42-acre assemblage that includes some of the original adobe structures. The hotel has 50 rooms in three categories.

Amenities include swimming pools, stables, saunas, massage rooms, internet access and an observatory. Programs of three to eight nights are offered.

Admiring the deep purple and orange sunset on leisure travel over salt lake at the Valley of the Moon in San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

Explora Atacama guests choose from a variety of guided, group-basis activities.

Over 50 different tours are offered, such as horseback riding, trekking, biking, stargazing and visits to nearby villages, valleys, and volcanoes.

The maximum group size is eight.

LANDED arranges vacation packages at each of the Explora lodges. We can supplement these packages with stays at other fine properties in the Chilean wine country, the Lakes District, and Santiago. Speak with a travel planner today at 801.582.2100. We’ll take care of the details.