Entries tagged: itineraries

Modern Day Tales of Ancient Turkey

Modern Day Tales of Ancient Turkey

At the intersection of Europe and Asia lies a country appropriately known for its blended history, a synthesis of modern marvel and old-world origins. This history of Turkey is as old as mankind itself. Previously known as Anatolia, or even more previously as Asia Minor, this Mediterranean country has witnessed the rise and fall of empires and conquerors alike, from the early Hittites to the Greek, Roman, and Ottoman Regimes. And yet each of these cultures have left their own unique mark on this land, opening wide the door for the later exploration and discovery of their bygone legacies. Ker […]

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Vist Qatar and Experience Luxury Travel at its Finest

Qatar is, undeniably, one of the world’s emerging countries. Nestled on a peninsula jutting precariously from Saudi Arabia, Qatar is a tiny country with near untold riches. For much of its history, Qatar has been neutral, more favorable in issues regarding trade than geography or any other. For centuries, the country was dominated by empires, first the Ottomans then – most notably – the British. The British sought to use the country as a intermediate point for ships traveling between their far-flung colonial conquests. During this time, the Al Khalifa clan ruled in the stead of the British from the […]

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Take a Romantic Vacation in Beautiful Mauritius

Mauritius is a small island off the eastern coast of Madagascar. The island’s climate is tropical, mollified by a gentle southeasterly trade wind. First discovered by Arab sailors, the island was once a dense tropical forest. Strangely, though uninhabited, the island was considered uninhabitable by its first discoverers. The island was re-discovered by the Portugese in 1505 then subsequently held by the Dutch, French and British before its independence. The Dutch inhabited the island in 1598, founding an important port and doing irreversible damage to the indigenous flora and fauna. In 1710 they abandoned the island and 5 years later […]

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Travel to Australia and Experience a Luxury Vacation Like No Other

The ‘Red Center’ is a colloquial nickname given to the Southern Desert region that stretches from the Simpson desert to North of Alice. Notably, the Red Center is where you will find Australia’s most famous monolith: Uluru. The only town with any sizable population is Alice Springs, a town founded first by Aborigines then resettled by Australian explorers. The Arrernte Aboriginal people settled in the Central Australian Desert in and around Alice Springs more than 50,000 years ago. Their name for the town is Mparntwe. The Arrernte country is spotted with mountain ranges, waterholes and gorges. Naturally, the Arrernte people […]

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Travel to South Africa for a Unique Travel Experience

South Africa is an elegant and exclusive country located at the southernmost tip of Africa. Ker & Downey services the country via our Splendors of the Cape tour. The Republic of South Africa is a country located on the southernmost tip of the African continent. Known most recently for the clashes caused by the country’s rigid segregationist system, South Africa has rebounded to become one of the continent’s most developed countries. In 1487, the colonial explorer Bartolomeu Dias reached the southern tip of Africa, becoming the first European to do so. In 1652, a Dutch explorer established a refreshment station […]

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Cape to Cairo

Cape to Cairo

Our Cape to Cairo itinerary begins with your arrival in Cape Town where you spend the night at Cape Cadogan: a luxury Victorian farmhouse declared a national monument in 1984. The hotel is just a short distance from Kloof Street, home to some of Cape Town’s best dining. If a boutique hotel isn’t for you, the hotel offers four luxury apartments within walking distance of the hotel. After Cape Town, you will have the option of traveling to the Lion Sands luxury lodges. With four lodges and two villas, guests are spoiled for choice with options for their safari stay. […]

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Experience Adventure Travel with a Vacation to Bhutan

Thimphu is the capital of the Kingdom of Bhutan and has a population of around 100,000, making it the countries largest city. Ker and Downey’s Kingdom in the Clouds itinerary takes you through Thimphu and Paro in Bhutan and Delhi in India. Although the valley in which Thimphu is located has supported villages for nearly eight centuries, there was no sustained habitation for much of the time and the city didn’t grow until the king declared Thimphu the new capital in 1961. Amazingly, It wasn’t until a year later that automobiles first appeared on the streets. The city center is […]

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Embark on a Vacation of a Lifetime to Cairo

Cairo, the triumphant city, known officially as al-Qāhirah is one of the world’s largest and oldest cultural centers. Because it has the largest and oldest of the Arab film industries, it has been dubbed the ‘Hollywood of The East,’ by observers. Notably, while Al-Qahirah is the official name of Cairo, Egyptians refer to the city simply as Misr: the Arabic name for Egypt itself. As a result of its age, Cairo has a distinct mix of historic and modern attractions. The city was founded in 969 AD as the royal enclave of the Fatimid caliphs. The actual civic center was […]

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Vacation in the Seychelles for an Unparalleled Travel Experience

The Seychelles has the unique distinction of being the only locale in the world described completely in hyperbole. An island nation, Seychelles is located just to the northeast of Madagascar and 1,000 miles east of Kenya. Notably, the Constitution of the Republic of Seychelles lists 155 separate islands as comprising the archipelago. The history of the islands is one of the seas, with adventurers of all nationalities staking legitimate claims of discovering the islands: Austronesian seafarers or Arab traders may have been the first to visit the uninhabited Seychelles, but the first known European recorded sighting of them took place […]

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Enjoy a Customized Travel Experience in Paro

Paro, a region in Bhutan, has had years of isolation and a severely limited relationship with it’s neighbors providing for a bespoke adventure unlike any other. Notably, Lonely Planet published a Bhutan Guidebook for backpackers to travel the region. The small township of Paro as the gateway to the kingdom of Bhutan. In the city alone, however, there are many points of engagement that make Paro a destination in it’s own right. Along the main street you will find the best and most complex sampling of traditional architecture in the country: two lines of richly decorated buildings house small shops, […]

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