Debuting April 17, DisneyNature’s Penguins tells the story of Steve, an Adélie penguin in Antarctica. The film follows him from mating to parenthood, and the challenges that come with living in one of the world’s harshest environments. Steve’s tale will leave you warm and fuzzy in spite of all of the ice on screen. Antarctica isn’t the only place to see these sharp-dressed birds in action. Explore the many penguins of the world in a variety of destinations throughout the southern hemisphere.
Latin America is jam packed with sizzling cities, secluded coastlines, serene mountains, and steamy rainforests. It’s hard to pick just a handful of countries that should be on your 2019 travel bucket list. These are the places we think you should make a top priority before the crowds come rushing in.
Drift amidst a dazzling rainbow of fish and above a myriad of vibrant corals in these exotic locales. These are some of our top spots for snorkeling, where mother nature’s beauty shines bright beneath the waves.
When you’re taking a once in a lifetime trip to the Galapagos, you want to make sure you’re seeing it at its best. There’s really no wrong time to visit, but here’s why we think it’s especially suited for travel in the fall.
Today is the birthday of Charles Darwin. To celebrate, we thought we would take a look at his historic journey on the HMS Beagle and where he might travel if he were alive today. Charles Darwin spent almost five years traveling around the world on the HMS Beagle as a naturalist, collecting and sending specimens to Cambridge, investigating local geology, and formulating his thoughts on what would later become “On the Origin of Species.” During his journey, he spent five weeks in the Galapagos Islands studying the tortoises, mockingbirds, and finches. Today the Galapagos Islands remain some of the most […]
Galapagos Safari Camp is one of only a handful of luxury tented camps in South America and this special eco-luxury camp on the rise to becoming the leading accommodation on The Enchanted Islands. Here are a few reasons why Galapagos Safari Camp continues to be one of Ker & Downey’s favorite Galapagos experiences and why it is—in our opinion—an essential stop on any South America itinerary. Land and Sea Location Galapagos Safari Camp is its own Robinson Crusoe hideaway, occupying a wooden perch on Santa Cruz Island. This specific plot of land straddles what is known as the transition zone […]
Ecuador’s great outdoors are calling. A South American haven of unrivaled natural beauty, this explorer’s playground boasts a boundless menu of rich and rewarding experiences: cruise down the Amazon, voyage through the Galápagos Islands, surround yourself in lush cloud forests, and discover the wonder of the Andes Mountains. When traveling to Ecuador with Ker & Downey, #AllYouNeedIs a little inspiration to start your journey. The Amazon and the Andes The countryside of Ecuador comes to life in the rural villages outside of Quito, the Amazon’s lush jungle, and the Andean Highlands. Galapagos Getaway Escape to Quito and the Galápagos Islands, […]
Charles Darwin once said “A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the true value of life.” Michael McQuarn takes this advice to heart on his journey from the Galápagos Islands to the cloud forest of Ecuador. As I board the plane those words from Darwin echo within my head. Ecuador has always been a country on my short list of places to visit with the Galápagos Islands being the crowning gem. I make my way to my seat, put on my headphones and drift into a higher state of consciousness. I awake to the wheels touching down in Quito, […]
Journey beyond the land to experience exciting and unique adventures in the some of the most beautiful waters of our world. Snorkel, dive, and paddle your way through the waters to uncover treasures deep below the surface and discover remote islands. Contact us today to begin planning your water adventure.
Searching for a family-friendly journey full of variety? Explore three distinct environments over 10 days in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands with Ker & Downey. An array of wildlife encounters and historic sites await discovery on this journey, the perfect balance of adventure and luxury. Mashpi Lodge, Mashpi Reserve The incredible Andean cloud forest is home to this eco-friendly haven in the trees and a number of unique birds and animals. Look down on the scene from the Canopy Gondola and learn about the reserve’s efforts to reintroduce howler monkeys into this habitat. M/Y La Pinta, Galapagos Islands A constant […]