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Hotel Magnolia

Hotel Magnolia

Originally constructed in 1929 as a Spanish-style mansion, Hotel Magnolia lies just across the street from Santiago’s Cerro Santa Lucia. Some of our favorite parks, cafes, and museums located in this leafy part of the capitol–at the conjunction of the El Centro and Lastarria neighborhoods. The Plaza de Armas, Cathedral, and La Moneda Palace are one mile to the west.

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Hotel Unique

Hotel Unique

São Paulo’s unmistakable Hotel Unique is a deep collaboration–a singular blending of architecture, art, design, fashion, gastronomy, music, and service. Architect Ruy Ohtake’s ship-hulled structure integrates contemporary interiors João Armentano with landscape design by Gilberto Elkis. Conde Nast Traveler has declared Hotel Unique “The Best Hotel in South America”.

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Aqua Nera

Aqua Nera

Aqua Nera is the newest vessel operated by Aqua Expeditions in the Amazon Basin of northern Peru. Cruise options are available year-round, with durations of three, four, and seven nights.

Aqua Nera operates in cooperation with Aria Amazon. With the ship as a home-base, guests enjoy small-group excursions into the rainforest and along the river. Aqua Nera has a capacity of up to 40 guests, with a 1:1 passenger to crew & staff ratio. The onboard team includes a cruise director, paramedic, and 4 English-speaking guides. LANDED can also arrange private charters of Aqua Nera. Alternatively, we can arrange private excursions for your family or small group.

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Hotel Cruz del Vado

Hotel Cruz del Vado

When we think of Cuenca, Ecuador, we think of cobbled streets, vibrant markets, blue domed churches, and a near perfect climate. Hotel Cruz del Vado is located in one of the first neighborhoods in Cuenca, near the Cruz del Vado monument. The hotel is housed in the Palacio de El Mercurio–Cuenca’s first newspaper building. The facade is covered in pink Italian marble, and similar flourishes decorate the interior salons.

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Windsor California

Windsor California

The Windsor California Hotel is located in the center of Copacabana, seafront to one of the most famous beaches of Rio de Janeiro. We love its convenience and the value proposition. We’re still seeking a rationale for its incongruous (and perhaps aspirational) name.

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Tambopata Research Center

Tambopata Research Center

Tambopata Research Center (known colloquially as “TRC”) is the only lodge that lies within Tambopata National Reserve–one of the crown jewels of Peru’s Amazon Basin. TRC one of the most remote lodges in South America. It is axiomatic that remoteness has advantages when you’re seeking rare wildlife; reportedly, one of every three guests at TRC has seen a jaguar. Good luck doing that from a “more convenient” lodge or a river cruise.

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Refugio Amazonas

Refugio Amazonas

Nestled within a private reserve in Peru’s Amazon Basin, Refugio Amazonas is an eco-lodge offering family-friendly, soft-adventure, and science-focused multi-day programs. This is one of our favorite rainforest lodges–a great option for intrepid travelers. Refugio Amazonas is located on a 494-acre private reserve in the fabled Tambopata jungle. Refugio Amazonas is home to Wired Amazon, a Citizen Science program that engages guests in gathering scientific information. You might even discover new species during your stay.

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Sofia Coppola’s Beach House

Sofia Coppola’s Beach House

Sofia Coppola’s Beach House is a modernist tropical hideaway, a few steps from Belize’s Caribbean shore and beach town of Placencia. Her father’s villa is next door. Sofia’s Beach House shares the narrow beach with Francis Ford Coppola’s Turtle Inn. Guests enjoy access to all Turtle Inn amenities. Why, yes; this is really Sofia’s home away from home. She loves pink; you’ll find a few dozen pink accent pillows inside and around the pool deck. One of our clients stayed at Turtle Inn during the Golden Globes, and ended up being invited to watch the ceremonies on television with Sofia and her family. 

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Wish Hotel da Bahia

Wish Hotel da Bahia

Reopened in 2013, Wish Hotel da Bahía is a portal to Brazilian style. The hotel’s lobby is a masterwork–a collection of bas relief murals, custom woodwork, and modernist furnishings. Originally opened in 1947 as Hotel da Bahía hotel, the structure embodies the nation’s post-war optimism and elegance. With more than 370 works of art, Wish Hotel da Bahia was listed as a State Cultural Property in 2010.

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Pousada Literaria de Paraty

Pousada Literaria de Paraty

Located at the heart of historic Paraty, Pousada Literaria is a boutique hotel tucked within a colonial-era home. The inn has served as the official domicile of the International Literary Festival of Paraty (FLIP) since 2012. Pousada Literaria’s sister property, Fazenda Bananal, is a 445-acres farm located 10 minutes from Paraty by road. There, guests of either property can enjoy cultural and active adventures, as well as the farm-to-table restaurant.

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Tutabel

Tutabel

Tutabel is one of our favorite boutique hotels in Bahia. It is located oceanfront on quiet Itapororoca Beach, approximately 10 minutes by road from the historic central quadrado of Trancoso.

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Tivoli Mofarrej Sao Paulo

Tivoli Mofarrej Sao Paulo

Tivoli Moffarej Sao Paulo is located in the tony Jardins neighborhood, within easy reach of Sao Paulo’s best restaurants, boutiques, Paulista Avenue, and the Sao Paulo Museum of Art (MASP). This is one of central Sao Paulo’s best run hotels, with a well-earned reputation for top-tier service, dining, and accommodations.

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Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Ipanema

Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Ipanema

Located across Avenida Vieira Souto from Ipanema Beach, Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Ipanema enjoys one of Rio’s most privileged locations. Ipanema is on of our favorite city beaches, ideal for taking in the sun and the social scene.

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Santa Teresa Hotel

Santa Teresa Hotel

Santa Teresa Hotel is a boutique urban retreat in the heart of Rio de Janeiro’s colorful, hillside Santa Teresa neighborhood. Blessed with a panoramic view of downtown Rio, this property was originally a coffee farm, dating back to 1850. Elements of the hotel’s design are inspired by Brazil’s golden eras of coffee and cocoa.

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PortoBay Rio de Janeiro

PortoBay Rio de Janeiro

Located across Avenida Atlantica from Copacabana Beach, PortoBay is one of the best values in the South Zone. Its privileged address is a short walk from Rio’s famed sand, surf, and samba clubs. The hotel’s rooftop looks out on to the Atlantic Ocean, Corcovado, and Sugar Loaf Mountain.

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Belmond Copacabana Palace

Belmond Copacabana Palace

Commissioned in 1922 to celebrate a century of Brazilian independence, Belmond Copacabana Palace is an art-deco showpiece. It is the grande dame of Rio’s famed Copacabana Beach–a prime location for the city’s spirited Carnival and firework-flecked New Year’s Eve celebrations. Located across Avenida Atlantica from Copacabana Beach, the hotel is within easy reach of Rio’s famed sand, surf, and samba.

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Grand Hyatt Rio de Janeiro

Grand Hyatt Rio de Janeiro

The Grand Hyatt Resort in Rio de Janeiro is located in the Natural Park of Marapendi, across Avenida Lucio Costa from Praia da Reserva, within easy reach of the city’s south-zone sand, surf, and samba.

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The Chili Beach Hotel

The Chili Beach Hotel

The Chili Beach Hotel is located in Jericoacoara, Brazil, on the country’s remote Caribbean Coast. Set between towering dunes and the sea, Jericoacoara is one of our all-time favorite beach towns. It received worldwide attention when the Washington Post voted it one of the 10 most beautiful beach towns in the world. It’s a favorite of wind and kitesurfers, sun seekers, and those in urgent need of sunset decompression therapy.

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Fera Palace

Fera Palace

Fera Palace Hotel is located in Salvador’s Historic Center, a short walk from landmarks such as the Lacerda Elevator, the Mercador Modelo, the Pelourinho, and San Francisco Church. Speak with an expert travel planner at LANDED today.

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Cotopaxi Sanctuary Lodge

Cotopaxi Sanctuary Lodge

The Cotopaxi Sanctuary Lodge is located on the slopes of the Sincholagua Volcano, in front of the Cotopaxi Volcano, the tallest active volcano in the world. The Rumiñahui and Pasochoa volcanoes stand in the distance.

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Iguazu Grand Resort

Iguazu Grand Resort

Iguazú Grand Hotel Resort & Casino is located on nineteen acres of landscaped gardens, approximately 15 minutes by road from Iguazú National Park, 20 minutes from Puerto Iguazú Airport. Its location is very close to the Tancredo Neves International Bridge that links Argentina with Brazil.

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Solar do Rosario Hotel

Solar do Rosario Hotel

Solar do Rosario Hotel is located in one of Brazil’s most beautiful historic towns: Ouro Preto. The hotel occupies a renovated mansion dating to the 19th century and overlooking the Church of Nossa Senhora do Rosario and Pico do Itacolomi.

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Oro Verde Guayaquil

Oro Verde Guayaquil

Hotel Oro Verde our favorite hotel in downtown Guayaquil, Ecuador. For decades, this hotel has set the standard for comfort and service.

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Golden Bay Galapagos

Golden Bay Galapagos

Located on the Playa de Oro (Golden Beach) on San Cristobal Island, Golden Bay Galapagos overlooks a section of the coast that is home to sea lions, blue-footed boobies, and other iconic Galapagos fauna.

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LOI Suites Iguazu

LOI Suites Iguazu

Located within the 1,480 acres of the Iryapú Jungle, LOI Suites Iguazú is approximately 15 minutes by road from Iguazú National Park, and roughly 20 minutes from Puerto Iguazú Airport.

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Ultramarine

Ultramarine

Launched in 2020, Ultramarine is one of the most impressive expedition ships in the Antarctic fleet. Its list of innovative features includes helicopters, 1A+ ice class rating, and a remarkably swift cruising speed of 16 knots.

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HUB Porteño

HUB Porteño

Located in the heart of the tony Recoleta neighborhood of Argentina’s capital city, HUB Porteño Hotel is surrounded by elegant shops, cafes, galleries, and parks. Some of the best museums in Buenos Aires–the Museum of Fine Arts and the Museum of Decorative Arts–are a short walk away.

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Coral Caye

Coral Caye

Coral Caye is a private retreat of the Francis Ford Coppola family. Located on an exclusive two-acre island, this low-lying coral islet is eight miles (approximately 25 minutes) east of the Belizean beach town of Placencia. Sheltered by the Belize Barrier Reef, Coral Caye is a rustic sanctuary of palms, clear water, powdery sand, and starry nights. 

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Casa Letty

Casa Letty

Casa Letty is a private beach house located on Isla Barú, just 45 minutes driving from Cartagena’s Old City (90 minutes by sea). Casa Letty is an excellent option after enjoying Cartagena’s charms, or as the relaxing finish to a journey through Colombia’s Andes or Amazon regions.

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El Chalten & El Calafate Travel Album

LANDED knows the best guides, experiences, lodge, and hotel options in El Chalten and in El Calafate, and across Patagonia. We can arrange your air travel, touring, and accommodations within Argentina, Chile, and throughout South America.

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