The Seventh Continent is officially within reach on this dynamic two-week adventure to Argentina and Antarctica. Ker & Downey’s Classic Antarctica Cruise features one of the most sophisticated expedition vessels sailing to the continent. Your eight-night cruise is bookended by colorful colonial touring and tantalizing tango experiences in Buenos Aires, as well as a final awe-inspiring stay amid Iguazu Falls—the only destination that is sure to still “wow” you after your once in a lifetime Antarctic voyage.
Pack your bags, girls. Here is Ker & Downey’s guide to the top Insta-worthy destinations for your next luxury girl’s trip.
Known as the “land of good sunshine and good wine,” the region of Mendoza is nestled in the foothills of the Andes Mountain Range. It’s the center of Argentina’s wine industry, but there’s more to the region than just wine. Touring the region by foot or horseback, fine dining, fly fishing, and olive oil tastings are just some of the things you can experience in Mendoza. Because of its extensive artificial irrigation systems, the city is green with trees lining the wide avenues even though it is situated in a dry desert region of Argentina. We think a stop in […]
Buenos Aires was voted a top city in South America by Travel + Leisure readers in this year’s World’s Best Awards. It’s one of our favorite cities in South America too. Its European flair can be felt throughout the city and at night, the city comes alive with tango. A few days should be spent here exploring the city and all she has to offer on your next journey to Argentina. To help with your planning, we asked our Luxury Travel Consultants for their top things to do in Buenos Aires.
In part two of Laurel’s journey, she’s sharing five things not to miss in Argentina. Written by Laurel Delp and appearing in QUEST magazine. Buenos Aires Legendary as the city is, first-time visitors are always surprised by its diversity. First, don’t expect Spanish colonial architecture; once they’d overthrown the Spanish, Argentinians favored Belle Epoque French architecture. The city is full of charming neighborhoods, each with its own personality, and there are wonderful restaurants throughout. And yes, you can learn to tango. But Buenos Aires is so much more than a dance! Recoleta is where you’ll find almost all the five-star […]
Take a sip by sip journey through Mendoza, Argentina, and discover much more than Malbec. Written by Laurel Delp, appearing in QUEST magazine The flight from Buenos Aires was early, but my driver was waiting for me at Mendoza city’s small but modern new airport. Winds were just kicking up as we left, turning onto Route 40, one of the longest highways in the world, for the three-hour drive to San Rafael at the southern end of Mendoza province, which lies in the center west of Argentina. To the east, the Andes towered over our route. We passed towns marking […]
Michelle Sole, a former safari guide for Marataba Safari Lodge, is spending a year traveling the world and sharing her experiences with us. Today we’re hiking in Bariloche in Argentina. To read more of her travels, click here. Famous throughout South America for its skiing in the winter, Bariloche is a hiker’s paradise for the rest of the year. Surrounded by the dramatic Patagonian landscapes found on the cover of a National Geographic magazine, with a myriad of lakes and imposing mountains, Bariloche is everything it’s promised to be and more. Plus, the main street of the town is lined […]
Sensual and seductive, enigmatic and enchanting, the Argentine tango boasts an international reputation as the dance of love and remains a premier attraction for travelers journeying to South America. Its history stems from the immigrants of the River Plate—the natural border between Argentina and Uruguay. It is here, in the lower-class slums of Buenos Aires and Montevideo, where tango found its origins almost 140 years ago among the African and European newcomers. It wasn’t always as sophisticated as it is today, but its back-alley beginnings eventually spread to the middle class suburbs, and, inevitably, caught on all over the world. […]
Argentina luxury travel with Ker & Downey means experiencing a rich culture of fine food, tango dancing, and incredible hotels with VIP experiences. Ker & Downey’s Barrett Caldwell just returned from Buenos Aires and shares his thoughts about the trip with us today. Buenos Aires and it’s distinguished European feel is awash in culture, charm, fine food, and tango dancing. This South American hotspot bursts with Latin culture – kissing one another on the cheek is a standard greeting. Buenos Aires is so connected to the idea of social gatherings as the centerpiece of culture—eating dinner at 10:30pm followed by […]
Elizabeth Frels fills us in on how her dream of a luxury Argentine escape turned into a reality with the help of Ker & Downey. Here at Ker & Downey, we are all about customization. Every itinerary we create is handcrafted to suit each client’s interests and wishes, meaning no two Ker & Downey journeys are the same. But what about those of us who don’t know exactly what we want to see or do? Perhaps we are interested in traveling to a specific region but have no idea where to start in our planning. Or maybe all we have […]