If you think romantic getaways only lend themselves to pristine Caribbean beaches, you are mistaken.
South America is a sprawling region that offers some of the last great adventures on earth. So why not go beyond the clichés and embark on a journey tailored specially for you and your relevant other? Take your relationship to the next level with these spectacular experiences.
Discover Chile's wine trail
Chile is a paradise whose wine graces tables on every continent. Here you'll find vines that bask in the sun under organic and sustainable farming practices. Marvel at the state-of-the-art winemaking facilities in Aconcagua, Colchagua and Maipo Wine Valleys and visit Errázuriz Winery, one of the largest, oldest, and most beautiful wineries in Chile.
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Hike the Inca trail from lodge to lodge
If your partner and you are adventurers at heart, you simply can't misstravelling by foot to Machu Picchu. Trek across magnificent mountain passes that greet you each morning with snow-capped peaks until you reach the breathtaking ruins that have made Peru famous. Explore more than 15 ecosystems while you meet the members of local communities, where cultural exchanges will let you grasp local heritage and traditions. All this while enjoying the comfort of four top quality mountain lodges located within pristine natural areas along the Inca Trail.
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Walk your way through history in Ecuador's Haciendas
A perfect combination of nature and comfort,Camino de las Haciendaslets you enjoy the very best of Ecuador. Go on an eight day hike through the Avenue of Volcanoes, where eight of Ecuador’s highest peaks impose striking scenery. Spot deer, rabbits, foxes, pumas, lamas and over 90 species of birds along the way before resting in lovingly restored colonial Haciendas; where history and culture blend with delicious meals and luxurious stays. What better way to start a story together than travelling through history yourselves?
Contours Travel is the longest running Latin American operator in Australia. With over 40 years of experience, they design tailor-made, small group itineraries and special interest tours throughout the region. Want to know more about these or other romantic ideas in South America?Visit their website here.