South America


The Best Hotels for Stargazing

For all the beauty and adventure of a luxury stay in a remote location, the greatest payoff can come from above. Here are 12 hotels for serious stargazing.

A New Hideaway in the Andes

Arequipa, Peru's second city, is spectacularly located beneath a 19,101-foot volcano. The only thing the city has lacked is a hotel, until now.

13 Exceptional Hotels for Bird-watching

There is no shortage of luxurious retreats located in significant birding spots across the globe. Here are 13 exceptional hotels for bird-watching.

A Futuristic Stay Set on the Salt Flats of Bolivia

Bolivia doesn't get many visitors, but that is starting to change. Kachi Lodge will bring a previously unknown degree of luxury to the wilderness of Bolivia.

Video: The Mighty Iguazú Falls

On the border between Brazil and Argentina, the Iguazu River topples off a basalt ridge and forms the world's largest waterfall. We get up close.

Favorite Hotels of the Year

In 2018, Hideaway Report editors discovered an unusual number of exotic far-flung retreats and several exquisite city hotels. Here are their favorites.

UXUA Casa Hotel: A Unique Hideaway on the Coast of Bahia

Nowhere is perfect, but UXUA Casa Hotel gets awfully close. Our editor spent a few blissful days there on the coast of Bahia, Brazil, taking it all in.

Awasi Iguazú: A New Rainforest Refuge

A trip to Argentina and Brazil uncovers two contrasting resorts on Iguazu Falls, one a true hideaway and the other a large hacienda-style hotel.

Newly Recommended Hotels in Argentina and Brazil

A trip to South America was fruitful in finding new hotels of a very high standard: One was located two hours from Buenos Aires and the others were in Brazil.

Fleeing the Concrete Jungle of São Paulo

Less than two hours from the center of Sao Paulo, Brazil, our editor finds tranquility in Fasano Boa Vista, a resort of 39 lavish accommodations.

Letter From the Editor: December 2018

The December 2018 issue of the Hideaway Report covers Argentina, Brazil, Jamaica and the Historic Coast of Florida. We found properties to recommend in each.

Discovering Valparaíso, a Jewel on the Coast of Chile

Experience the colorful street art, unique architecture and exquisite seafood of Valparaiso, a coastal Chilean city located just northwest of Santiago.

A Taste of Chile at Matetic Vineyards

Matetic Vineyards, one of Chile's top wineries, is located in the Rosario Valley 60 miles west of Santiago and features a tasting room, restaurant and hotel.

&Beyond Hotel Opens in Chile's Lake District

This September &Beyond will launch Hacienda Hotel Vira Vira, a scenic estate between Pucón and Patagonia, and the company's first venture outside Africa.

Sightseeing in Cusco: Sacsayhuaman and Coricancha — Without the Crowds

Cusco has two primary attractions: Sacsayhuaman and Coricancha. Here's how we managed to see them in solitude.

Colombia: An Undiscovered Gem

Colombia is a rising star in the travel world. With colonial cities, gorgeous beaches and pristine rainforests, it’s not difficult to understand why.

Best Luxury Hotels in Ecuador: Grand Awards 2017

Each year, we have the pleasure of singling out a number of particularly memorable hotels and resorts. These are the top hotels in Ecuador selected.

The Mighty Jungle

Enjoy a glimpse into these unfamiliar worlds with insight from our on-the-ground destination specialists and a selection of sample jungle itineraries.

Meet Travel Advisor Bridget Kapinus

Bridget Kapinus has had the travel bug since she was 16. At Andrew Harper she creates once-in-a-lifetime trips to Europe, Africa & South America for clients.

How to Help Ecuador

Ecuador is very much on our minds after the earthquake that struck on April 16. While our Harper hotels were not damaged, many are gathering resources to help.

South America Grand Awards 2016

Each year, we have the pleasure of singling out a number of particularly memorable hotels and resorts. These are the top hotels in South America selected.

Experiences: Special Recognition Awards 2016

Read about Andrew Harper's memorable travel experiences from a year in travel.

Brazil Travel Tips: Q&A With Our Editors

In this interview, our editor-in-chief shares travel tips and insider knowledge on what every traveler should do when visiting the country of Brazil.

South America | 2015 Grand Awards

Each year, we have the pleasure of singling out a number of particularly memorable hotels and resorts. Here are the properties that Andrew Harper selected in South America.

Featured Member: Neil Morganbesser

Neil Morganbesser admits he’s scrupulous about travel, looking for a combination of top accommodations, extraordinary meals and locations where he can “get out and experience something unique and memorable”—which is why he chose Andrew Harper when planning his recent Christmas vacation.

Colombia’s Caribbean Islands

The Colombian islands of San Andres and Providencia Lie 
loser to Nicaragua than to the Colombian coast. Surrounded by radiant turquoise seas, they offer adventurous travelers palm-lined beaches, delicious fresh seafood and exceptional snorkeling.

Sightseeing: Touring
 Highlights in Cartagena

The cultural riches
of Cartagena are immense, and you will not have time to see everything. The Museo del Oro Zenú focuses on the craftsmanship of the Zenú people.

Cartagena Dining

Local restaurants take full advantage of Caribbean seafood such as tuna, red snapper, octopus and shrimp. Also watch for Colombia’s many unique tropical fruits, which find their way into smoothies, gelato, cocktails and ceviche, among other items.

Cartagena: A Spanish Colonial Treasure House

In recent years, Colombia has received increasingly favorable publicity. At times, 
it has sounded rather too good to be true.

Favorite Bogotá Restaurants

If the Michelin inspectors were to visit Colombia’s capital, they would find their hands full. Bogotá’s restaurant scene is one of the great secrets of South America.

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