The best luxury retreats in Central & South America for 2023

An unbeatable destination for wellness and adventure holidays alike, the captivating landscapes and rich cultures across Central and South America will stay with you for a lifetime. Marvel at natural wonders in the Amazon Rainforest, the Galapagos Islands, Patagonia and Iguazu Falls before experiencing Incan and Mayan cultural traditions in Mexico and Peru, or horseback riding with Gauchos in Chile.

Galapagos Photography Cruise, Ecuador

Galapagos Photography Cruise in Ecuador

Embark on a journey to one of the most biologically diverse regions on the planet on a special 6-night cruise with passionate naturalists and skilled photography guides. The Galapagos Islands are a photographer’s paradise with pristine islands, beaches and abundant wildlife. Discover intimate adventures on a luxury expedition yacht for just 20 guests, whose 10 spacious staterooms afford panoramic views of the passing sea. This is a unique opportunity to finesse your skills and capture world-class images during a luxury voyage around the Galapagos.

As part of your Galapagos retreat, you will have the opportunity to snorkel and swim alongside native sea turtles, sea lions, and endemic marine iguanas, as well as take multi-hour nature walks across lava fields, cliffs and secluded beaches.

Dates: 16–23 October; 23-30 October 2022

Amazon Rainforest Wellness Cruise, Peru

This remarkable 4-night luxury wellness departure aboard the Delfin III Amazon Cruise takes you on a journey through the enchanting Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. Immerse yourself in the abundant Amazonian nature during a holistic wellness adventure that taps into the natural world and traditions of Peruvian healing.

Experience expert-led sacred cacao ceremony and reconnect through yoga, meditation and breathwork. Embrace creativity with art therapy and take a walk on the wild side, connecting with the energy flow of the animal kingdom.

Dates: 3 – 7 May 2022

Adventures in the Cloud Forest, Costa Rica

El Silencio Lodge & Spa in Costa Rica

Highly remote and beautifully intimate, El Silencio Lodge & Spa presents a luxury eco-lodge hidden among the lush 500-acre tropical cloud forests within Bajos del Toro. Get back to nature within the protected reserve, with private hot tubs boasting panoramic views and a close circuit of over 20 waterfalls.

The exclusive Adventures in the Cloud Forest retreat blends mountain biking and archery with yoga, sound healing and lavish spa treatments. Experience refreshing morning hikes with a private guide before rappelling down waterfalls and ziplining through the forest canopy.

Available until 19 December 2022

Archipelago Wellness Hideaway, Colombia

A scenic speedboat ride from Cartagena’s coastline brings you to the 30 mesmerising islands of the Rosario archipelago. Home to kaleidoscopic reefs and rich ecosystems among the mangroves, this thriving National Park takes centre stage for a unique wellness retreat in Colombia. Staying at Casa Letty, a four-bedroom private villa in Barú, the retreat combines private yoga classes, indulgent massages and private cruises with wildlife spotting and snorkelling around the islands.

Kayak along the calm waters at sunset and swim beneath the night sky among the swirling glitter of bioluminescent plankton. Recharge your batteries with daily yoga classes and massages overlooking the beach.

Best months to stay: November to April

From the Atacama to Patagonia, Chile

From the Atacama to Patagonia in Chile

Pursue your sense of wanderlust with this retreat that combines two of Latin America’s most awe-inspiring landscapes. Chile’s Atacama Desert is one of the driest places on the planet, where salt flats and lunar landscapes meet unforgettable celestial skies, while Torres del Paine in Patagonia is an explorer’s paradise – full of towering mountains and deep blue glaciers.

Stay at Awasi Atacama and Awasi Patagonia and spend your days exploring these enthralling terrains with your own private guide and 4WD. Discover white-water rafting on boisterous rapids, galloping through the valleys on horseback, canyoning, and hiking through the national parks, before unwinding in the steamy natural thermal baths.

Best months to stay: November to March

Temazcal Rituals & Mayan Shamans, Mexico

Chablé Maroma in Mexico

Get back to nature and reconnect with the mind, body and soul in Mexico’s spectacular Riviera Maya. Our exclusive Spiritual Retreat is beautifully set at Chablé Maroma, with a private, secluded beach and just a stone’s throw from the world’s second-largest coral reef.

The 4-night luxury getaway brings together private yoga and meditation classes, Mayan rituals and mineral-rich spa treatments. There’s also plenty of time for adventure, exploring the nearby cenotes, temples and other magical wonders of the region.

Best months to stay: December to April

Holistic Health Retreat at Secret Bay, Dominica

Secret Bay in Dominica

Perched over the cliffside of Dominica amidst the dramatic rainforest, Secret Bay is an intimate ultra-luxe getaway with unrivaled views of the Caribbean Sea. Discover holistic healing with their transformative wellness package, designed to realign the mind and body health through energy and chakra healing among the tropical landscapes and pristine beaches.

Experiences on this highly bespoke programme range from deep tissue massages with essential oils to reflexology, yoga and meditation practice and dermatological skincare using mineral-rich mud. Make the trip an adventure with guided hikes, private boat rides through the rainforest and swimming with sperm whales.

Best months to stay: November to July

If you want to explore the breathtaking landscapes of Central and South America, get in touch with our Health Travel Wellness Travel Specialists via our online form or directly on WhatsApp.