Entries tagged: cruises

Secrets of Egypt, A New Ker & Downey Journey

Secrets of Egypt, A New Ker & Downey Journey

It’s time to rediscover Egypt. Take 12 days to explore the Secrets of Egypt from the seas of the country to the Western Desert and the shores of the Nile with Ker & Downey. Egypt’s ancient history and modern beauty are perfectly balanced along this journey, escorted safely the entire way by a knowledgeable private Egyptologist. Western Desert Adventure Journey to the Siwa Oasis, where modern life has yet to encroach on the Siwans. The hand-built, mud-salt buildings of the Adrère Amellal eco-lodge are the base for exploration on the edge of the desert. Cruise Along the Nile Visit the […]

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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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Amazon Sailing

Amazon Sailing

Down the Amazon you’ll find an array of boats carrying all kinds of passengers, but the most discerning choose Ker & Downey and a privileged spot aboard the brand new M/V Aria. This ‘floating boutique hotel’ traverses the pristine Pacaya Samiria reserve where the wildlife puts on a display you won’t want to miss. As the popularity of the Peruvian Amazon grows, so does the luxury cruise ship fleet of Aqua Expeditions. In April of 2011, the M/V Aria was introduced as a second option to float the tranquil Amazon. The plush modern aesthetics of this updated vessel come courtesy […]

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Galapagos by Land/Sea: Why You Shouldn’t Do One Without the Other

Galapagos by Land/Sea: Why You Shouldn’t Do One Without the Other

The two faces of the Galapagos Islands have never been as easy to explore. Try the Ker & Downey approach by taking a journey by land AND by sea. Colorful birds create a cacophony in a crisp saltwater lagoon, while nearby giant tortoises silently make a trail through the tall grasses. Miles away, penguins jump from rock to rock, inventing a new kind of hopscotch on prehistoric atolls barely inches above the waves. Still elsewhere, marine iguanas peek over rock formations already ticked Africa’s Big Five off their world species bucket list. The choice in this diverse archipelago is not […]

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Explore the Galapagos Islands for Less

The Galapagos Islands – the captivating archipelago off of Ecuador’s west coast, home to a vast number of endemic species of flora and fauna. The 19 volcanic islands were the first of the world’s marvels to be named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ker & Downey’s Galapagos Getaway brings you to this enchanting corner of the globe in a rich 7-day journey. As part of the Luxury for Less collection, the Galapagos Getaway is ideal for families and those looking for a speedy trip without compromising on quality and comfort. Aboard the M/V Galapagos Legend, you will cruise between the […]

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Discover Kerala and Southern India’s Emerald Backwater

Beyond the Taj Mahal and the tiger safaris, India’s southern coast is alive with endless emerald rice paddies and spice fields, rural groves of palms, quaint fishing communities and thousands of migratory birds. This is God’s Own Country – Kerala, the coastal state in southwestern India. Named as one of the “Ten Paradises of the World” and “Top 50 Places of a Lifetime” by National Geographic Traveler, Kerala embodies a refreshing tropical paradise far from the country’s busier cities. Take a tour of Kerala’s crystalline marsh and watery web on Glimpses of Kerala, Ker & Downey’s latest tour. Experiential travel […]

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Navigating the Nile – Luxury Travel in Egypt

Regarded as the longest river in the world, the Nile’s waters certainly run deep. This river has been witness to thousands of years of history and ancient kingdoms. Ker & Downey presents the Wonders of the Nile, a luxury travel experience featuring a 4-night cruise aboard the Sanctuary M/S Nile Adventurer. Sanctuary M/S Nile Adventurer Inspired by the floating royal vessels of the Pharaohs and aristocrats in colonial Egypt, the Sanctuary Nile Adventurer is an elegant way to explore the histories and wonders of the Nile. Accommodations that are both modern and distinctly Egyptian – each of the 32 cabins […]

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Discover Effortless Luxury Travel in Vietnam

The face of Vietnam is changing, and the elite jet set worldwide are taking notice. Recently named as an emerging destination by Virtuoso travel professionals, the vast country is becoming a favorite travel wish-list addition, and luxury vacations in Vietnam have never been so simple to obtain. The beauty of the coastal bays, the bustle of the modern cities and the serenity of ancient buildings paint a peaceful portrait of Vietnam today. Uncover the best of Vietnam in the capable hands of Ker & Downey on a 10-day north-to-south jaunt through the country’s rich history and culture in our latest […]

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Sample the Peruvian Amazon

The Peruvian Amazon is the portion of the Amazon rainforest confined within the country of Peru. The area stretches from the east Andes to the borders of Ecuador, Columbia, Brazil, and Bolivia. Notably, the region comprises more than half of the total area of the Peruvian countryside; it is the second largest jungle after the Brazilian Amazon. The region is typically divided into two distinct ecoregions: the lowland jungle and the highland jungle. The lowland jungle is the largest portion of the rainforest and stands, at times, nearly 400 meters above sea level. The temperatures in the highland jungle are […]

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Visit the Galapagos Islands for a Luxury Vacation

The Galapagos Islands are widely known for being the subject of Charles Darwin’s landmark work, The Origin of Species. Notably, the islands’ fauna display a characteristic known as island gigantism, which is a biological phenomenon whereby the size of animals isolated on an island increases dramatically over generations. The Galapagos Islands first appeared on maps in 1570 when Dominican bishop Fray Tomás de Berlanga mistakenly landed on one of the islands after attempting to sail to Peru to settle a dispute between Francisco Pizarro and his lieutenants after the conquest of the Incan Empire. The islands were mostly forgotten until […]

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