Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel, Peru

Only the Best Accommodation on Your Holiday of Lifetime South America Vacation

One of the many ways in which we differentiate our Holidays of a Lifetime journeys from regular scheduled escorted tours, is the focus placed on Globetrotters experiencing the destination, rather than just seeing the sights. Like all things great, the devil is in the details, and one of the most important details of any trip is the accommodation. You’ll find that many hotels on a South America vacation are often reflective of the past and present cultures. They have taken form via historical buildings, old monasteries, university and government buildings, or private colonial homes – now all functioning as exclusive, 5-star and boutique stays which any traveller would yearn to experience.

There is good, there is better, and then there is the BEST. Goway carefully researches and selects the very best properties in all of our destinations – not only to find the most outstanding, but also to find those with character, style, and other contributing assets.

With that in mind, we have selected some of the most sought after, luxurious hotels for a South America vacation. For example, our 17-Day Signature South America – Holiday of a Lifetime demonstrates the luxury and comfort we strive to find for our guests. A combination of our 9-Day Samba, Tango, and Waterfalls – Holiday of a Lifetime and our 9-Day Cradle of the Incas – Holiday of a Lifetime, this itinerary allows us to discerningly choose the right accommodation for this unforgettable experience which visits Brazil, Argentina, and Peru.


The Windsor Atlantica Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, sits across the road from the world famous Copacabana Beach – recent home to many Olympic events. Goway specifically reserves rooms offering a view of the picturesque beach landscape. Globetrotters can delight in spacious accommodations, as well as luxury which is offered at every turn. Experience the luxurious spa and its expert treatments, or just enjoy your time on the sunny rooftop, perfect for gazing out at Brazil’s majestic city during the day or night, with Corcovado in the distance.

Windsor Atlantica Rio Hotel - Rooftop Pool Overlooking Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rooftop pool at Windsor Atlantica overlooking Copacabana Beach in Rio

Iguassu Falls sits within a national park, and on the Brazilian side sits one hotel – the Belmond Das Cataratas. As the only hotel within the national park, guests are able to enjoy exclusive access to the Falls each morning before the park opens. Globetrotters on this exclusive South America vacation can unwind after a day of exploring the largest waterfall system in the world, in the spacious swimming pool, while taking in the sunset and enjoying beverages brought by the staff.

During the evening, you enjoy a mouth-watering barbecue or fish as well as live music from the hotel bar, or stop by the stylish Itaipu Restaurant to delight in its delicious Brazilian and international cuisine. In addition, 24-hour-a-day room service is available – all this, literally steps away from the Falls themselves!

Aerial View of Iguassu Falls and Belmond Das Cataratas Hotel, Brazil
Aerial view of Iguassu Falls and Belmond Das Cataratas Hotel


Buenos Aires is probably the most cosmopolitan city in all of South America, and at its centre is the Sheraton Buenos Aires. Located in the heart of the city, the Sheraton Buenos Aires is a landmark for international Globetrotters. A half-hour from Ezeiza Airport, the hotel offers spectacular views of Buenos Aires and the Rio de la Plata. Enjoy the largest spa in Buenos Aires along with two swimming pools and two tennis courts. It’s the perfect way to conclude your 9-Day Samba, Tango, and Waterfalls – Holiday of a Lifetime itinerary, or to celebrate the halfway mark of our 17-Day Signature South America – Holiday of a Lifetime.

Centrally Located Sheraton Buenos Aires Hotel Exterior, Argentina
Centrally located Sheraton Buenos Aires Hotel


Moving on to Peru, Goway continues to demonstrate the luxury and comfort we strive to find for our guests, as we discerningly choose the right accommodation.

The JW Marriott in Lima is perched on the cliff face overlooking the Pacific Ocean, in the prestigious neighborhood of Miraflores. Centrally located with an amazing array of shopping and dining choices, the JW Marriott Lima guest rooms and suites feature spectacular ocean views, and include amenities like marble bathrooms and designer bedding.

JW Marriott Lima sitting on a cliff
JW Marriott Lima sitting on a cliff overlooking the Pacific

Its sister property in the ancient capital of Cusco, is built atop ancient Incan ruins and situated around a 16th-century convent. The JW Marriott El Convento Cusco is a veritable museum in this historic city. Stylishly decorated, the 153 luxury guest rooms and suites feature amenities like sumptuous marble bathrooms, breathtaking courtyard views, and plush bedding. Located just steps away from the historic Plaza de Armas, the hotel offers a superb location from which to explore the city.

Dramatic reception area of the JW Marriott El Covento Cusco hotel
Dramatic reception area of the JW Marriott El Covento Cusco hotel

As the trip ventures in to the Sacred Valley of the Incas and enroute to the famed Machu Picchu, the overnight base is the Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel & Wellness Hotel. Built on the banks of the Vilcanota River, on the lands of an old 17th century colonial hacienda, the hotel combines the magical transition of the ancient Inca culture to that of the Spanish colonial grandeur in the heart of the Andes. Rooms at Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel & Wellness offer impeccable 5-star colonial-style décor. They all offer a jacuzzi with a heated towel rack, LCD TV, and free Wi-Fi. The wellness centre provides a full spectrum of services, ranging from essential oil treatments with native products such as quinoa, to hydrotherapy and aromatherapy sessions.

On this special itinerary, travellers visit Machu Picchu twice. The first time is with an expert guide, while the second time allows you to explore at your own pace and discover the many hidden corners of the ruins.

Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel and Wellness Hotel
Horse carriage ride at the Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel and Wellness

Your overnight stay is in the nearby town of Aguas Calientes, at the stunning Sumaq Hotel. The only 5-star hotel in town, and family owned, the Sumaq Hotel sits on the riverbanks, away from the town’s hustle and bustle. The hotel offers comfort, elegance, and relaxation, all based around Andean design.

The rooms are spacious and luxurious and include a sitting area and cable TV, and are equipped with heating. Most rooms feature a private balcony with views over the mountains and the Urubamba River. For total relaxation, guests can treat themselves with a visit to Aqlla Spa and the complimentary massage for Goway Holiday of a Lifetime guests.

Sumaq hotel situated amidst mountains at the foot of Urubamba River
Sumaq hotel situated amidst mountains at the foot of Urubamba River
Spacious room at the Sumaq
Spacious room at the Sumaq

These are just 7 reasons why Goway’s 17-Day Signature South America – Holiday of a Lifetime lives up to the claim of a “promise of something special.”

All our fully escorted Holidays of a Lifetime itineraries are inclusive vacations, including First Class or Deluxe accommodation, a knowledgeable English-speaking guide, many meals, and virtually all touring along the way.

If you’re looking for an unforgettable South America vacation, contact one of our experts from our Central and South America team to help plan your Holiday of a Lifetime, and see how every attention to detail is beautifully met! Visit us at

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Don Forster
Don Forster

General Manager, Central & South America -
Born in Australia and raised in Canada and Papua New Guinea, Don took his first solo trip to Bali – aged just 13. Since then, Don’s travels have taken him to every continent. He’s been a backpacker in Asia, Europe and Egypt, an overland adventurer in East and Southern Africa, and an overland driver in South and Central America. He is especially fond of Peru, Patagonia and Namibia, though his longest adventure to date has been a London to Kathmandu run via the Middle East.

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