Plan South America Shares New Openings and Experiences for 2022
Borders Reopen in November to Chile, Argentina, and Uruguay for Vaccinated US Travelers
Buenos Aires, Argentina (October 21, 2021) Plan South America is pleased to announce the reopening of Chile, Argentina, and Uruguay for vaccinated US Travelers beginning November 1, with no quarantine. Plan South America has been handcrafting adventures to Latin America and Antarctica since 2006. Condé Nast Traveler Top Specialist ‘17-‘21, Harry Hastings, and his trip designers utilize their deep local knowledge to orchestrate every detail of your experience while offering 24/7 connectivity and advice on everything from the hottest restaurants to private island experiences to packing and vaccinations. Specializing in high-end adventure, Plan South America guarantees your honeymoons, family holidays, riding journeys and remote expeditions will be the trip of a lifetime.
Harry Hastings, founder of Plan South America shares, “We’ve got a spring in our step! Finally, borders are reopening and quarantines are being phased out. Flight schedules are ramping up in time for spring in the southern hemisphere. We have a thrilling selection of new remote camps, private villas, an 80 ft. luxury catamaran and a host of new experiences and tours for our travelers.”
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A world-renowned destination for those who love nature and trekking, this new lodge by Explora opening Dec 15, 2021, has been strategically built within the Los Huemules Conservation Reserve. Guests can hike, climb, bike and explore amidst the Argentinean Patagonia where natural rock, mountain, and an ice amphitheater offers countless territories to be explored. The lodge menu will encompass seasonal raw materials purchased from small farmers, produced with agroecological standards and wild-harvested products, and is designed by two well-known Argentinine chefs Pablo Jesús Rivero and Guido Tassi. The 20 room lodge is the expedition company’s first foray west of the Andes with views of the mythical Mount Fitz Roy.
Nomadic Camp is a new luxury camp that caters to parties of 2 up to 100. The camp is the first of its kind in Argentina and is a game-changer for anyone seeking comfortable accommodation in the country’s wildest corners. 35 luxury safari-style tents, all with either single and double beds, eco bathrooms, and warm water showers can be set up anywhere in Argentina from a remote island in Neuquen to the foothills of Mendoza or the Puna Desert of Catamarca. With a focus on sustainability – the camp aims to leave no trace, only hires local staff, and consumes local produce. The more remote the better!
Located between the Andean Cordillera and the shores of Lake San Martín, La Maipú is a large private reserve on over 100,000 acres, with a 6-room boutique exclusive lodge offering. La Maipú exposes authentic Patagonia in its purest and wildest state as visitors trek, fish, and horseback ride through this beautiful location.
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Explora Connects, a private charter service, will begin offering flights in a Beechcraft King Air, a twin-turboprop aircraft sized to transport up to six travelers to create an Explora Patagonia Circuit. Bridging the mountainous distances between Torres del Paine and Patagonia National Park in Chile these flights allow guests to travel seamlessly utilizing air transfers which will now only take 5 hours in total travel time and used to take 20 hours using other options. They can be combined with land transfers between Explora Torres del Paine and the new Explora El Chaltén lodges to create an 8 or 12-night journey.
A one-of-a-kind expedition vessel that offers guests the opportunity to explore the most remote corners of Chilean Patagonia. Complete with helicopters and zodiacs, the experience onboard Nomads of the Sea is like no other. Go fly-fishing, birding, whale and dolphin watching, and enjoy nature photography. Choose from river and sea kayaking, white-water rafting, horse riding, and hiking. The Nomads team will make sure you are well taken care of, with regular wine tastings, picnics, and barbecues on the beach. Make the most of the onboard spa and sauna, and indulge in the delicious Chilean cuisine served by Nomads’ culinary team. Heli-skiing is available from mid-September through to November. Most departures onboard Nomads of the Sea are eight days and seven nights but can be tailored to suit the needs of the client.
Remote, diverse, and stunningly beautiful, Aysen is a destination for those seeking the best of Patagonia without the crowds. With glaciers, mountains, rivers, and rainforests, and one of the most spectacular road-trip highways in the world weaving through them all, you've got access to some true wilderness here. Until relatively recently this region was untamed and untouched, and it continues to have a pioneering feel. Formerly the Chacabuco Lodge built by Kris and Doug Tompkins, the beautifully crafted lodge is located on the floor of the Chacabuco valley under towering cliffs in a cozy building with magnificent wood carvings of mountains, pumas, and condors and the feel of a luxury mountain cabin. Explora seeks to continue the work begun by the Tompkins Conservation Foundation in this area by adopting travel practices that promote the exploration and knowledge of the territories with the aim of ensuring their conservation for future generations.
Futangue Park is a native forest conservation project located in northern Patagonia, at the foot of the Andean mountain range. The park offers tourists numerous diverse activities and open-air excursions, based around more than 100 kilometers of hiking trails. In the meadows close to Lake Ranco, Futangue Hotel & Spa boasts native wood interiors and incredible views of mountain ranges and waterfalls. A premier place from which guests can set out and explore the wilderness of the Patagonian Andes and return again, to unwind and enjoy the spa after a day of adventure.
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Luz is an exclusive boutique high-end culinary wine lodge with a bohemian style. It is set within 35 acres of stunning private land, only a few steps away from the famous beaches of Jose Ignacio. With only six unique suites surrounded by vineyards, olive trees, and a lake, guests are afforded true privacy. During the day visitors can enjoy the heated infinity pool, play tennis, go for a run through the vineyard, enjoy a mountain bike ride or practice yoga on the pier of the laguna. End your day with a massage at Sphère which brings a Swiss concept with the aim of optimizing recovery after operations and treatments to increase your well-being.
In a region known for kitesurfing, horseback riding, kayaking, and polo, the hotel is located in perfect proximity to enjoy the activities the region offers, and explore neighboring villages of Garzon and La Pedrera. Expect fish and seafood bought the same day from the beach in front, grass-fed Uruguayan beef, chorizo from the grill, and lots of tasty local produce.
Start your journey today with Plan South America. The team will orchestrate every last detail, from hotels, guides, flights, and transfers, to restaurant reservations, special activities, and unique requests. For more details visit Plan South America.
About Plan South America: Plan South America has been handcrafting adventures to Latin America and Antarctica since 2006. Condé Nast Traveler Top Specialist ‘17-‘21, Harry Hastings, and his trip designers utilize their deep local knowledge to orchestrate every detail of your experience while offering 24/7 connectivity and advice on everything from the hottest restaurants and private island experiences, to packing and vaccinations. Plan South America creates one-of-a-kind trips to private islands, luxury camps, and remote haciendas that help reduce the erosive effects of mass tourism and incorporate a social or ecological purpose. For every journey the team designs, they pledge a financial contribution to local health, education, and conservation initiatives and have a carbon offsetting program developed in partnership with the World Land Trust. Specializing in high-end adventure, Plan South America guarantees your honeymoons, family holidays, riding journeys and remote expeditions will be the trip of a lifetime.