Making a list of the World’s Greatest Places of the year is no easy task, but luckily the team at TIME have done the hard work for us.

“Five-star luxury 20 minutes from the world’s largest waterfall system? That’s the promise of Awasi Iguazú lodge, which opened this year deep in the Argentine rain forest,” says Julia Zorthian writing for TIME.

“Its 14 villas (which start at nearly $1,000 per person per night) each come with a deck and plunge pool. Besides the falls, guests can visit 18th century Jesuit ruins at San Ignacio Miní and local Guarani tribal communities, and then unwind with locally inspired seasonal dining created by chef Aarón Castillo Tellería.”

Our Relais & Chateaux lodge on the Argentine side of the Iguazu Falls, Northern Argentina, is re-defining the way the famous falls are experienced.  We are the only lodge (along with Awasi Atacama and Awasi Patagonia) in South America where a private guide and 4WD is allocated to each and every room.

We offer private excursions designed by your with your guide so you can make the very most of every minute of your trip. For more details, please email us: