Entries tagged: Mashpi Lodge

Wood: The Chinese New Year Element of 2015

Wood: The Chinese New Year Element of 2015

This week marks the festivities of the Lunar New Year, and this year’s element—wood—ushers in a focus on sturdy reputation, a variety of interests and pursuits, and a collaborative spirit. What better way to celebrate this vital element than to travel with Ker & Downey—a company rooted in collaboration and offering a variety of experiences—and to look to the famous woods and forests around the world as inspiration for your next adventure?  Germany – The Black Forest This famous forest is the setting for many of the familiar tales curated by brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm and shared with a worldwide audience. The forest […]

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Galapagos Islands: Above & Below

Galapagos Islands: Above & Below

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, […]

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Ecuador Adventure

Ecuador 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 […]

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Holiday in the Galapagos

Holiday in the Galapagos

This December, spend your holiday creating new memories on a unique adventure with Ker & Downey. Explore the natural beauty and untamed wildlife of the famed Galapagos Islands on a spectacular 7-night cruise fit for the whole family, and opt to extend your stay into the New Year in the lush Andean cloud forest at Mashpi Lodge. Space is limited – book by Friday, August 9 and start packing your bags for an unforgettable journey! For more information about adding a cruise in the Galapagos Islands or a stay at Mashpi Lodge to your next Ker & Downey journey, contact […]

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