Try cave exploration around the world and discover ancient secrets. These underground caves abound with history and natural beauty, and they are all waiting to be explored.
Ker & Downey recently traveled to Ladakh in Northern India. We’re sharing our Ladakh travel guide with you today, with photography by Austin Mann. Our journey to Little Tibet was a revelation of high-altitude desert drama, fortress-like monasteries towering atop hills resembling stone sentinels guarding the villages below. Located in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh is draped in a surreal landscape made up of steep mountains, craggy canyons, blue glacial lakes and green raging rivers. In this photographer’s paradise, the intense sunlight at this height produces amazing colors, particularly at sunrise and sunset. The people of this […]
It’s a wide world and there are so many places to see. Ker & Downey helps you hone in on where to travel in 2018, and why you must add these destinations to your travel bucket list. Latin America Guatemala Conservation ranks high in this country of ruins worthy of an Indiana Jones adventure, nestled into thick jungles. The Mayan culture is very much alive here. The natural beauty of lakes and lofty volcanoes reaching into the blue skies leaves us wondering why Guatemala has not yet topped the must-see list every year. Mexico More than just tequila and tacos, Mexico […]
This last minute deal is too good to pass up. Escape to India this Thanksgiving. Enjoy four nights of luxury in the Grand Presidential Suite at the Taj Falaknuma Palace between November 27 – December 1. If you’ve ever desired to live like a maharajah for a few days, now’s your chance. This Thanksgiving, spend four nights in the Grand Presidential Suite at the Taj Falaknuma Palace in Hyderabad, one of the most opulent palace hotels in India. Formerly the royal guest house of Nizam Mehboob Ali Khan, the Taj Falaknuma Palace was passed down through the generations before undergoing […]
World’s Best Safari Outfitter is a title we wear with pride and show off to the fullest in our newest luxury tiger safaris through India. Ker & Downey first got its start in Africa more than five decades ago, and it is this ingrained history that led to us being named the #1 Safari Outfitter in the 2015 Travel + Leisure Magazine’s World Best Awards, as voted by its readers. But what many don’t realize is that our “safari” designation extends well beyond the African savannahs. Our assured attention to detail, ultra-luxe accommodations, and epic wildlife encounters can be experienced […]
Last week Ker & Downey President David Marek and Vice President David Jones accepted our award as the World’s Best Safari Outfitter. They celebrated with global partners who shared the honor of winning their category, thanks to the public votes and a dedication to delivering the very best in service. We’re in good company with some of the very best in the world. Best Hotels in the World The Oberoi Hotel Udaivilas is in the Hall of Fame for making the World’s Best List for ten years, but this year it took home the prestigious award for Best Hotel in the […]
Desert camps are located in some of the world’s most striking landscapes. If you are going to spend your day exploring harsh environments, you’ll want somewhere comfortable to rest your head at night. That’s why we’ve gathered a set of luxury camps that will make exploring the desert an enchanting experience. Jack’s Camp, Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, Botswana Jack’s Camp has a setting unlike any other – on the edge of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, surrounded by the Kalahari Desert. Its roots date back to the 1960’s when Jack Bousfield, a character in his own right and for whom the camp […]
Luxury tented camps, also known as glamorous camping, or “glamping” for short, offer a modern take on a classic experience. Where camping in a traditional tents allows you to escape the city and get closer to nature, luxury tented camps allow you to do just that, without sacrificing luxury or comfort. It might even make you feel more alive to hear an elephant snacking on a nearby tree with only a wall of canvas to separate you. We believe everyone should take the time to slow down and escape, but not leave behind our favorite creature comforts like luxury linens and soaking tubs! […]