Orchids, hummingbirds and verdant jungle flourish on the outskirts of the Lost City of the Incas....
For Nature Lovers
Set amid glorious landscapes, these hotels serve as springboards to everything from first-class pampering to thrilling adventure.
Sacha Lodge, Ecuador
A large, hanging bridge over a tropical forest. A famous observation tower. A butterfly ranch where over 40 species are cultivated. You’ll find all these attractions at Sacha Lodge, the largest private reserve in the Ecuadorian Amazon, with nearly 5,000 acres of land. The hotel welcomes all sorts of curious guests, even pygmy marmoset, howler, spider and squirrel monkeys, caimans, sloths and 587 bird species, including toucans and parrots.$$$ www.sachalodge.com
Paragliding over the Valle Sagrado, horseback riding to Inca ruins, a three-day hike or a luxury train ride to Machu Picchu are on the menu at Peru’s Monasterio hotel. After your adventures, enjoy your evening at this impressive five-star hotel in Cusco that began life in 1592 as a convent.$$$ www.monasteriohotel.com
Tierra Patagonia, Chile
Located on the banks of Lago Sarmiento, across from Torres del Paine, this hotel emerges subtly from the landscape, its architecture inspired in the local clouds and winds. Adventurers seek their daily reward at the Uma Spa, which features a heated pool. This new hotel opened less than a year ago and offers adventures on four wheels, two feet, two wheels or horseback organized around the national park, the region’s flora and fauna and life on a Patagonian ranch.$$$ www.tierrapatagonia.com
More to Explore
IInkaterra, at Machu Picchu Pueblo (formerly Aguas Calientes), Peru.www.inkaterra.com
EOLO (Relais & Chateaux) in Calafate, Argentina.www.eolo.com.ar
Chile’s three Explora hotels, in the Atacama Desert, Torres del Paine and Easter Island.www.explora.com
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