Entries tagged: itineraries

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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Explore the Pantanal, Brazil’s Majestic Marsh

Beyond the Amazonian jungles, Brazil’s natural beauty is put on display in Pantanal, the world’s largest wetland area. Located mostly in the state of Mato Grosso, Pantanal encompasses between 54,000 and 75,000 square miles. This lush mix of marsh, plain and river can be compared to the Okavango of Botswana, boasting an amazing biodiversity. An impressive concentration of endemic, threatened and endangered species reside here, an absolute treat for naturalists and nature photographers. Over 600 species of birds make for choice bird watching and the tremendous butterfly population fills the air with flashes of color. River cruises reveal Brazilian tapirs, […]

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Travel to Jordan to follow the Bedouin Trails

Wherever we go in the world, Ker & Downey strives to deliver the very best of a region to the elite traveler: cultural experiences, amazing atmosphere, historical destinations and customized luxury accommodations. Go above and beyond these goals in Jordan, where the influence of centuries of converging cultures has left a desert trail of majesty and intriguing natural sites begging to be glimpsed on your journey. Petra Treasury Travel to Jordan through the remains of early Christian villages, dating back to the 4th century, and many of them places you will recognize for your Bible: the mountains of Gilead, the […]

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Custom Travel in Indochina – Introducing Cambodia

As part of Ker & Downey’s 2010 Next List, Cambodia is among the up-and-coming destinations for the elite traveler. Amidst the jungles and ancient temples of this enchanting region, luxury travel is simplified and visitors are treated to a charming brand of devoted hospitality in absolute splendor. Formerly part of the French colonial empire, Cambodia is a nation with an intriguing past and an emerging future. The history of Cambodia is rich and vast, from the mysticism of the Ankgor civilization to the regal era of kings. The Royal Palace and National Museum in in the kingdom’s capital, Phnom Penh, […]

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Travel with the Royal Treatment in South Africa

La Residence In the 1990s, fashionista-turned-hotelier Liz Biden and her husband Phil left the South African fashion industry to turn one of their vacation homes into an opulent bushveld hotel and safari experience. After earning accolades from this first endeavor, the pair expanded two more of their homes to form the Royal Portfolio. Their award-winning offerings consist of luxury hotels Birkenhead House, La Residence and Royal Malewane. Royal Malewane Each of the Royal Portfolio properties is famous for its distinct identity and intimacy. Royal Malewane, the Royal Portfolio’s debut property, comprises only six suites amidst an isolated private reserve on […]

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Travel in Luxury to Turkey’s Soothing Spas

Many areas of the Middle East are now synonymous with luxury travel, less like the sandy, rugged environments portrayed in the past. Ker & Downey’s Tales of Turkey journey takes visitors through Istanbul and the wonders of the Hagia Sophia, to Cappodocia and the “fairy chimneys” of an alien landscape and to Pumukkale, the site of ancient mineral baths. Coveted for centuries by royalty, these ancient spas are yours to experience when you travel to Turkey. Mineral Springs Warm, calcium-laden mineral waters spring from the earth and cascade over a steep cliff, forming gleaming white travertine pools. Believed to be […]

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Experience the Unexpected Diversity of Namibia

With an expansive coastline that gives way to desert and some of the most rugged and unforgiving terrain found in Africa, Namibia is home to a perplexing landscape. Luxury travel is possible and plentiful in this region known for harsh conditions and mighty sands. Travel to Namibia with Ker & Downey to discover the hidden splendor of legendary cultures, elusive game and sublime comfort in a surprising region. Skeleton Coast Namibian bushmen refer to this region as “The Land God Made in Anger” – a striking landscape where harsh desert sands meet the powerful waves, rocky coast and opaque fog […]

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Stunning Sights of the Modern Persian Gulf

Soaring skyscrapers and architectural marvels define the next generation of opulence and visual art in today’s Persian Gulf region. Set off on Ker & Downey’s Sands of Arabia journey and travel to Qatar, Oman and the United Arab Emirates for a glimpse at the culture, rich history, cutting-edge design, and futuristic innovation of these shimmering cities through experiential travel. Doha, Qatar – The Islamic Museum of Art Designed by Chinese-American architect I. M. Pei, the designer of the Louvre Pyramid, the Islamic Museum of Art stands on an artificial island adjacent to Doha’s port. Pei spent a great deal of […]

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Explore Peru’s Ancient Mysteries in Modern Luxury

As one of the New Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu has become one of the most popular archeological attractions in Peru and South America. However, there are several lesser-known sites found throughout the country, showcasing the rich history of the Inca and civilizations beyond. Experiential travel in Peru opens your eyes to the mysteries of many ancient sites and Ker & Downey’s Best of Peru luxury travel adventure guides you through the wonders of these hidden gems, abundant in culture and heritage. Like Titicaca The fascinating Uros Islands are completely man-made and resemble huge floating rafts made of reeds. […]

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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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