Entries tagged: Chile

Celebrate 2015 with Festivals Around the World

Celebrate 2015 with Festivals Around the World

This article first appeared on January 28, 2015. It has been updated to reflect festival dates for 2017. The year has just begun, and if 2015 is the year you want to experience cultural festivals that will change your life, let us help get you started. Whatever your travel list includes, our expert team and custom itineraries let you explore and engage in ways you never thought possible. Contact us to begin planning your journey. Tapati Festival, Easter Island | January 27 – February 12, 2017 This weekend marks the beginning of the Tapati Festival on Easter Island. The yearly festival […]

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Winter Escapes

Winter Escapes

Embrace the cooler weather and head for ice and snow of some of our favorite destinations. Beautiful natural scenery begs to be explored in these two outdoor havens, perfect for intrepid travelers. Contact us to begin planning your own winter escape. Chile & Argentina | Patagonia Set off on an hike across the Perito Moreno Glacier, a kayak excursion past Glacier Grey, and stunning outdoor activities in a chilly expedition through Patagonia with our Patagonia Escape. Georgia | Greater Caucasus Hit the slopes of the Greater Caucasus Mountains of Georgia, and opt for a helicopter flight over the range to reach choice […]

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Chilean Getaway

Chilean Getaway

Eight incredible days in Chile reveal the historic beauty of Santiago, the timeless wonders of the Atacama Desert, and the abundance of the country’s epicurean delights. This memorable journey is exclusive to Ker & Downey. contact us now to begin planning your unforgettable trip to Chile. Wine Tasting in Santiago Enjoy private wine tastings in Santiago and the surrounding countryside, including an exclusive visit to Matetic Vineyard. Outdoor Exploration at Atacama Stay at Awasi Atacama and trek through the incredible landscape of the driest desert in the world, the Atacama Desert. For more information about the Chilean Getaway, please contact […]

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Earth Day 2014: Planet-friendly Spaces to See

Earth Day 2014: Planet-friendly Spaces to See

Treading lightly when exploring our big, beautiful world doesn’t mean sacrificing the little luxuries. Check out a few of our favorite ultra-gorgeous eco-friendly properties that have reimagined existing places and taken good care of the environment they share, with future generations of travelers in mind. The Singular Patagonia Torres del Paine, Chile Housed within the walls of a former meatpacking plant, the quirky industrial feel of The Singular Patagonia has been carefully preserved. Adhering to the latest LEED certified protocols for environmentally-friendly building, the building’s historic interior became the dining room, bar, and reception area. Six Senses Soneva Kiri Koh […]

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The Year of the Horse

The Year of the Horse

Click here to view Ker & Downey’s Horseback Adventures, handcrafted and hand-picked from around the world. According to the Chinese zodiac, 2014 is the year of the horse, and with this new year come unexpected opportunities, new adventures, and long journeys. It’s a good year to travel, and Ker & Downey can help you blaze a trail to unfamiliar destinations, or revisit old treasures. Get inspired by some of our favorite horseback experiences from around the world, and contact us to start making your 2014 travel plans. Gaucho for a Day San Antonio de Areco, Argentina With suites named after […]

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Exclusive-Use Holiday Retreats

Exclusive-Use Holiday Retreats

From Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve, think outside the box this year and whisk your family away to a private getaway with Ker & Downey. Consider creating a journey with one of our favorite exclusive-use properties, each acting as a home away from home and perfectly appointed for celebrating the season. Contact us now before space becomes limited and begin your holiday planning.

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Great Beach Retreats: Private Villas With a Beach View

Great Beach Retreats: Private Villas With a Beach View

In search of the perfect, water-front hideaway for your next relaxing escape? We’ve gathered 15 of our favorite luxury private villas from all over the world. The breathtaking views of the water and all the amenities calm the senses and leave you speechless. Australia, Qualia Beach House Surrounded by the Great Barrier Reef, Qualia’s private beach house is set on 30 acres of garden landscape at the northern-most tip of Australia’s Hamilton Island. It’s designed to draw the outside in. To begin with, an open layout with a wall of glass doors can be completely pushed open. This effectively blurs […]

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Family Friendly Summer Travel Experiences

Family Friendly Summer Travel Experiences

Summer is quickly approaching, but there’s still time to plan the ultimate Ker & Downey journey with your family, and world travel is not out of the question. There are plenty of places where children of all ages are not only welcomed, but truly engaged. Plan a summer vacation that will create unforgettable memories and maybe even give the “travel bug” to your own little trailblazers. We’ve put together some options, sure to please everyone in your family. Cruise the Blue Bodrum Peninsula, Turkey For a truly unique and tranquil holiday, board a luxurious private gulet, a traditional Turkish wooden […]

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The Faces of Stone

The Faces of Stone

Easter Island is one of those remote places that many people simply just don’t visit. Ker & Downey makes it possible to explore this little island 2,000 miles from nowhere on Majestic Chile, the experiential journey of a lifetime. Traveling to the world’s remotest places carries the overtones of a pilgrimage. It takes time, it takes determination, and it takes faith–that at the destination, you’ll encounter not just a place, but the spirit of a place. It’s a chance, in a secular world, to have a close brush with the sacred. Easter Island is one such pilgrimage place. It lies […]

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The Mystery and Beauty of Majestic Chile

From the verdant wine country to the barren Atacama Desert, Chile is a country of diverse landscape and endless surprises. Discover Majestic Chile, an 11-day journey throughout the country’s many personalities, where ample adventure and experiential travel await. Colchagua Valley Wine Country – Casa Lapostolle Residence Learn about the growing Chilean wine industry in Santa Cruz, staying adjacent to the Clos Apalta Winery. The Colchagua Valley vineyards boast some of the country’s most revered Cabernet Sauvignons, Merlots, Carménères and Syrahs. Tour the wineries that craft these fine wines for tastings, and discover pre-Hispanic artifacts and history in the valley’s museum. […]

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