Uruguay Wine Tours

Uruguay Hotels: Finca Narbona Wine Hotel

A rural hotel & winery located just outside Carmelo with eight rooms with magnificent views, this charming, picturesque little slice of heaven is spacious, clean and decorated with care. With a rustic style reminiscent of the last century, Finca Narbona provides a great view of the vineyards. This is a beautiful place where you hear nothing but the wind blowing through the pines and the rhythm of your life slowing to a relaxed pace.

The Finca Narbona restaurant/winery which is set in the original building from 1909 features delicious homemade cuisine. The dairy products and organic vegetables on the menu are grown and produced at the Finca Narbona farm. You can dine indoors or outside on the terrace in the sun.

The atmosphere and décor of the Finca Narbona hotel make you feel as though you have stepped back into time. This is a very charming place you won't be in any hurry to leave. If time permits, do ask to take a walk around the pretty grounds and a wine tour as the staff is very friendly and accommodating.


Panama Tours and Vacations

Panama Hotel: Gamboa Rainforest Resort

The Gamboa Resort offers easy access to both Panama City and one of Panama's best nature reserves - ideal for families and nature lovers.

Just 30 minutes outside Panama City, The Gamboa Resort is located in the middle of the beautiful rainforest on the edge of  Soberania National Park.  This is a modern hotel with large well-equipped rooms, but you are just a stone's throw away from great outdoor adventure.  All rooms have private balconies overlooking the Chagres River and surrounding forest.

The Gamboa Resort offers a huge range of activities and facilities to its guests such as swimming, tennis, cycling, golf, boat rides, trekking, kayaking and fishing. The resort has its own aerial tramline -  offering a great way to enjoy the rainforest canopy full of birdlife. Other amenities in the resort include a spa, swimming pool, library, gift shop, business center, restaurants and a fitness center. 

We like it because it's a Panama hotel near the city but with the feeling of being surrounded by nature.

San Blas Tours and Vacations

Panama Hotel: The Coral Lodge, San Blas

The Coral Lodge is a beautiful eco-adventure lodge in the San Blas Islands of Panama.  Spacious over the water bungalows make this the perfect place to sit back, relax and listen to the sea lapping against the white sandy beach below.

The Coral Lodge really is an idyllic place to stay on a tiny island surrounded by nature.  The Lodge is fully sustainable and has its own spa.  There are a range of tours and activities from kayaking to island cruises and nature hikes.

The Coral Lodge also offers a large range of amenities such as lounge chairs, sundecks, thatched roofs, teak and rattan furniture, air conditioning, in-room Jacuzzis, handicraft stores, a reading lounge, hammocks and tours. Two restaurants serve snacks, cocktails as well as romantic candlelit evening meals.

We like it for the perfect blend of nature, relaxation and comfort.

Galapagos Tours

Galapagos Hotel: Red Mangrove 3-4* Eco Lodge

Red Mangrove operate 5 Galapagos Hotel /Lodges,  located on three Galapagos Islands. This makes Red Mangrove an excellent choice for island-hopping Galapagos tours.
There are three regular lodges, plus two special diving lodges, located on the island of Santa Cruz, Isabela and Florena in the Galapagos.

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All lodges offer comfortable accommodation designed to blend in with the environment. Tour programs include two excursions daily and all meals included. This is a good way to see a lot of the Galapagos for people who don´t want to take a cruise.

Aventura Lodge, on Santa Cruz is the largest hotel and offers the best facilities. Aventura Lodge is surrounded by mangrove forest and with a seafront location. Seven suites offer ocen views and are equipped with bath tubs and some private balconies. Regular rooms have views to the mangroves.

Isabela Lodge is of a similar standard to Aventure with a beachfront location. Rooms have air conditioning and and private bath.

Florena Lodge is slightly different. On the island of Florena there are only 150 inhabitants and Red Mangrove operate the only lodge there. For this reason, facilites are more basic, but the compensation is staying in a very beautiful and peacful island. At Florena Lodge there are 10 independent small cabins with single and bunk beds. Each has a private bath and shaded outside area for privacy.

Diving tours are also offered with accommodation in purpose-built diving lodges on Santa Cruz and Isabela.

Torres del Paine

Torres del Paine Hotel : Hosteria Las Torres 3* +

A Torres del Paine Hotel located right in the center the National Park.
This cozy and inviting family hosteria is the closest hotel to the famous Torres granite rocks. Despite the remote location 120km from the nearest town, Las Torres manages to provide excellent comfort and service for guests.

Started by a family of cattle ranching pioneers, the owners show their commitment to the area with an range of community and environmental projects.
The hotel has its own stables, spa and organic greenhouse. But of course it’s the stunning views of the park that are sure to knock you out.
We like it because…you will always receive a warm welcome after an active dayin Torres del Paine National Park

Bariloche Hotel: Cacique Incayal 3* +

A Bariloche Hotel with the best lakeside views in town.

If you´re stayng in Bariloche, you want lake views but also access to the town center. We think this is the perfect hotel for both.

Located on the shore of beautiful Lake Nahuel Huapi, yet just a few blocks from the busy center of Bariloche, this truly comfortable hotel has fabulous lake views but all the convenience of being near the action. See the snow capped peaks all around you as you relax by the fire. Stylish accommodations, excellent leisure facilities including pool, gym and spa, and an inviting restaurant make this an ideal base for your Patagonia Lake District trip.

We like it for the lakeside pool, the comfort and the fabulous location.

Machu Picchu Hotels

Machu Picchu Hotel : Inkaterra Pueblo Hotel 5*

For a Machu Picchu hotel full of character and added extras, we love the Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel.

Inspired by nature, this hotel is set amongst local cloud forest full of orchids and is so much more than just a hotel. The Pueblo is modeled on an Andean village with individual adobe cottages but inside is all comfort.  This is a 5* hotel that manages to maintain a cozy feel and rustic style.

Rooms are decorated with local crafts and the spa is a great place to try out some Andean, as well as standard, treatments. This is a special place where you can see a dedication to the local environment all around you. There’s even a Spectacled Bear sanctuary.

We like this hotel because it´s the perfect place to unwind after a full day at Machu Picchu, or lose yourself in nature in its extensive grounds. 

Buenos AIres Hotel

Buenos Aires Hotels: Loi Suites Recoleta 4*

Loi Suites Recoleta is one of the best 4* Buenos Aires hotels.

Located in the upscale Recoleta neighbourhood, this hotel is deservedly popular among visitors for Argentina and  abroad. Large rooms with every amenity from a stereo to computer access, plus a heated indoor pool, spa and gym . Staff are always happy to help with recommendations for local eateries.

We like this hotel for ...its extra touches such as candies at bed time and mobile phones provided on request. The location is excellent with shopping, eating and Buenos Aires museums nearby.

Galapagos Tours

Galapagos Hotel: Silberstein 4*

The 4* Hotel Silberstein is the original Galapagos hotel. The Silberstein is located on one of the main streets of the town of Puerto Ayora, steps away from the Charles Darwin Research Station and the sea.

This is a small, boutique style hotel with subtropical garden and a small pool. The hotel has a coffee bar and restaurant.

The rooms are large and airy, with white-tile floors and built-in beds and nightstands. All share a common veranda or balcony.

This is a good option if you would like to do your own exploring of the Galapagos before or after your cruise, or would just like to add an extra night or two to your stay. It is convenient to local beaches, shops and restaurants in Puerto Ayora - the biggest town in the Galapagos Islands.

Galapagos Hotel

Galapagos Hotel: Finch Bay 4*

This 4* Galapagos Hotel is a firm favourite with Galapgos visitors of all ages.
Finch Bay Eco-Resort was awarded the 2012 Readers´Choice Award from Trip Advisor for its fabulous ameneties and service.
This is a resort-style hotel in the Galapagos and the only one with a secluded beachfront location. There is a private pool and extensive gardens as well as a much-praised restaurant.
Stay here for a relaxing break before or after a Galapagos Cruise.   For those who prefer to sleep on land, Finch Bay is an excellent base for multi-day tours of the islands.

The main town of Puerto Ayora is accessed by a 2 minute boat taxi ride.

There are diving options, and the hotel has snorkelling gear, kayaks and bikes for hire.

Finch Bay is a comfortable hotel, with excellent service and a relaxing place to stay in The Galapagos Islands.

Colca Canyon Hotels

Colca Canyon Hotel : Colca Lodge 4*

Colca Lodge is a beautiful Colca Canyon Hotel in a stunning setting on the edge of possibly the deepest canyon in the world. The rooms are built around the gardens and courtyards of the hotel in a rustic style with thatched roofs and adobe walls; keeping you cozy and warm inside. Sit on your own outside terrace and enjoy the views of the Andes.

What makes a stay at the Colca Lodge, though, are the private hot springs located within the hotel grounds. Taking a bath in the light from the stars is simply a magical experience.  The sense of tranquility and harmony provided by the relaxing effect of the lithium, the landscape and the never-ending murmuring of the river completes an experience not to be forgotten.

The hot baths at Colca Lodge are located down by the river among natural surroundings. The three pools are built of stone and fed by a natural spring. The hotel also has a complete hot-spring Eco-spa offering a variety of massages, facial treatments, applications, and Jacuzzi and steam room.

Arequipa Hotel

Arequipa Hotel : Casa Andina Private Collection 4*

This boutique Arequipa hotel is housed in a beautiful colonial building and is a national monument. The hotel still houses a mint museum as well as restaurant, bars, two courtyards and a fourth floor terrace with views of colonial Arequipa.

This hotel has a great downtown location and is sure to make you feel like you are staying in a 17th century mansion.

The hotel is located just a couple of blocks from the main square, convenient to Arequipa´s main sights, but in a quiet part of the city.

Hotels Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu Hotel: El Mapi 4*

The nearest accommodation to Machu Picchu is in Aguas Calientes. Here a small town of hotels have built up - of varying quality. El Mapi is a great, reliable 4* modern Machu Picchu hotel in the center of Aguas Calientes.

This is a contemporary style hotel which is modern, clean and funky. Rooms are light and bright and the lobby, restaurant and cafe are stylish and comfortable places to hang out after your day at Machu Picchu.

El Mapi has its own cafeteria and bar, with Pisco Sour afternoon specials, WiFi throughout and a 24 hour reception desk for those early starts up to Machu Picchu.

Enjoy the hot water pool after a day of exploring the ruins and sleep well with thick windows and 100% blackout curtains. The 8 Superior Rooms have a seating area and mini bar.

Hotel Ushuaia

Ushuaia Hotel: Alto Andino 3*

The Alto Andino, Ushuaia hotel is a great little 3* Hotel with spectacular views from the breakfast bar.  

The Alto Andino is a new and modern hotel. There are spacious rooms with mini bar and hot tub. Hotel Alto Andino is ideally located just up the hill from the main streets. The benefit of being up the hill are the fantastic views from the breakfast room / bar as well as 3rd floor rooms. The hotel offers spectacular views of the Beagle Channel and the mountains beyond.

Alto Andino has 18 Rooms decorated in a modern, practical style. 2 suites have jacuzzi and the mini apartments come equipped with a mini kitchenette and bar.

All rooms have air conditioning / heating and WiFi.

Buenos Aires Hotel

Buenos Aires Hotel: Monserrat Apart Hotel 3*

A modern, stylish and convenient Buenos Aires hotel.

The Monserrat Apart Hotel is located in the heart of Buenos Aires, just one block from bohemian San Telmo district of the city; the birthplace of the Tango. In the other direction, it is convenient to city center landmarks such as The Obelisk and 9 de Junio Anvenue, as well as excellent shopping and dining choices.

The Monserrat has been designed in the interest of comfort and relaxation. All rooms have: a small kitchenette, safe deposit, flat screen TV, heating/air conditioning and WiFi. There is a spa and swimming pool on the roof top terrace, full restaurant, sushi bar and smoking lounge for after dinner drinks.


Hotels Iguazu

Iguazu Hotel : Jasy Hotel 3*

Excellent Three Star Hotel: Jasy Hotel (formerly Los Troncos)

This reasonably-priced Iguazu hotel/lodge located on the outskirts of the town of Puerto Iguazu is a good 3* or tourist-class option while staying for your visit to Iguazu Falls.  Although you’re just blocks from town, you feel like you’re right in the jungle.  Recently rebranded as Jasy, giving the restaurant and hotel the same name, they have 10 rooms in a rustic, cabin style.   Some can even accommodate a whole family or small group, with three single beds on the lower level and a matrimonial bed and separate bathroom on the upper, loft level.   The restaurant is reasonably-priced, with a varied menu and the food and service is excellent. 

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Iguazu Hotels: Sheraton Iguazu Falls

 Best Room With A View: Sheraton Iguazu

With the Sheraton Hotel it is really all about location.  How many ways do you want to see that fabulous view of Iguazu Falls?  Half of the rooms look onto the falls or you can enjoy the view from the open café on the second floor.  As the only hotel inside the Iguazu National Park (Argentina), the Sheraton Iguazu does trump the rest when it comes to access to the Falls.  You can just get out of your hotel and walk there.

As the Sheraton is located inside the National Park, guests also have access to the falls area before the park opens its gates in the morning.  Most other hotels are located in Puerto Iguazu, a 20  minute drive away.  One of the best Iguazu hotels - with the best view in town.

Hotels Cusco

Cusco Hotel : Eco Inn 3*

Eco Inn is a good, comfortable and clean 3* plus Cusco hotel that feels more like a 4*.  It is not fussy or complicated but gives clean, comfortable rooms, great service and exactly what you are looking for in a convenient, city center hotel.  Rooms come with everything you would expect: large beds with good mattresses, flat screen TV, safety deposit box, hairdryer, Wi-Fi and black-out curtains.  There is a buffet breakfast included and the hotel restaurant serving good local food.


Hotels Sacred Valley

Sacred Valley Hotel: Aranwa 5*

Aranwa is one of the newest and arguably the best of this new breed of high-end Sacred Valley hotel located in the Sacred Valley.   Here, in the beautiful mountain valley between Cusco and Machu Picchu, a 17th Century hacienda has been remodeled into one of the most beautiful hotels in Peru.

Rooms are spread around extensive gardens filled with peacocks, llamas and humming birds.  The hotel has restored the original chapel on the property and many of the buildings are original colonial structures.  There is quite a range of different rooms: from the 27 Colonial Rooms located on ground or first floors, to Lake and River suites with apartments on two levels.  The three Lake Suites are located on their own isands in the hotel lake.

The hotels has its own gallery, orchid garden, and large Wellness Spa with some interesting Andean - inspired treatments.

Aranwa Sacred Valley is located up a dirt road with little else nearby.  It is a wonderful place for a peaceful retreat.  You need transport to get anywhere else - but then why would you want to?