A&K’s top Latin American culinary experiences revealed!

Organic vineyards near Mendoza in Argentina with Andes in the background

Latin America has quickly risen the ranks of culinary talent to become one of the world’s gourmet hotspots after a record 4 regional restaurants made it into the top 10 at the prestigious World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards, unveiling essential destinations for the travelling gourmand.

With so many new restaurants to explore, perennial experts in luxury food and wine travel, Abercrombie & Kent has curated a smorgasbord of immersive experiences for a deep dive into Latin America’s culinary DNA.

Abercrombie & Kent has been delivering tailor-made journeys to Latin America for over twenty years. With 7 wholly owned offices throughout the region, and one of the largest network of luxury travel experts in the world, A&K weave in hand-crafted culinary experiences to suit every traveller.

8-days Peru: Machu Picchu & the Sacred Valley — A Luxury Small Group Journey (2023) from $10,060 pp

Uncover the heritage of the Incas, as travellers interact with the rural people of the Sacred Valley and explore Machu Picchu. Sample Peruvian cuisine at a chef’s table experience to understand its cultural impact on the world and enjoy an exclusive A&K street food tour. Be treated to a captivating private performance by an Andean musician, mingle with the villagers of the Sacred Valley of the Incas and gain an understanding of their ancestral weaving and farming techniques, before partaking in a magical Pachamama ceremony. Enjoy a private lecture on Machu Picchu with a scholar and discover the ruins with an A&K expert guide — all the while staying in the region’s most luxurious hand-picked hotels.

13-days Treasures of Argentina from $12,095 pp

Enjoy live music and tango in Buenos Aires and venture into the roaring Garganta del Diablo canyon in thundering Iguazú Falls. Sample the diverse wines and gastronomy of Argentina’s renowned Mendoza winelands, with visits to three vineyards and exclusive tastings with your own sommelier. Explore the otherworldly landscapes of high-altitude Purmamarca, a tiny village at the Hill of Seven Colours, before hiking alongside llamas through some of Argentina’s most dramatic mountain scenery. Wild, raw and always surprising: this is the true Argentina.

11-days Wonders of Chile from $13,250 pp

Chile hosts an array of natural wonders including vast salt lakes, shooting geysers, lunar flats and the fjords. Hike to the Gray Glacier in the Torres del Paine. Saddle up for a horse-riding adventure through Cerro Guido Estancia with panoramic views of the Paine Massif. Hear Chilean stories of the sky on a stargazing odyssey before feasting your eyes on the Tatio Geysers in the Atacama Desert. And uncover history, art and gastronomy in vibrant Santiago.

9-days Flavours & Rhythms of Brazil from $7,695 pp

Discover a city where music and dance are as vital to life as air, in Rio. Travellers can feel the spray on their skin as they stand at the steaming cauldron of 275 waterfalls at Iguassu Falls. Cruise on a scenic motorboat into the roaring Garganta del Diablo canyon. Spend an evening immersed in Bahian heritage at the intimate Miguel Santana Theatre. Learn to drink like a local with a curated tasting of cachaça in Salvador, then, head to a local eatery where travellers discover how to prepare Bahia’s iconic seafood dish, moqueca.

12-days Ecuador Adventure from $12,395 pp

Spend a day in the life of Quito, Ecuador’s capital, strolling through the cobblestone plazas. Wander through nature’s playground in the rainforest of Mashpi Biodiversity Reserve and stay awhile in the Andes meeting villagers in markets and workshops, before enjoying the traditional life of a hacienda. Marvel at the snow-covered peak of the towering Volcano Cotopaxi, before visiting the old colonial city of Cuenca, built on the site of a former Inca settlement.

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