Entries tagged: Peru

Understanding the New Machu Picchu Schedule

Understanding the New Machu Picchu Schedule

With so many of us traveling in today’s world, it’s more important than ever to preserve and protect ancient sites like Peru’s 15th-century Machu Picchu. We’re sharing all the latest information about the Peruvian government’s updated rules so that you can visit Machu Picchu with confidence and abide by the new schedule.

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Hot Spot: Peru Beyond Machu Picchu

Hot Spot: Peru Beyond Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu’s 15th-century Inca citadel is one of the most heart-stopping attractions in the world and continues to be the main reason why many travelers venture to Peru. But given the recent threats to place the ancient site on UNESCO’s List of World Heritage in Danger, as well as the country’s continued efforts to limit daily foot traffic, it’s high time you discover Peru for what it really is: a one-stop-shop for every wonder a traveler seeks.

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Wellness Retreats Around the World

Wellness Retreats Around the World

With the fast-paced, high-speed life as today’s new norm, it’s no wonder that so many of us feel we just need to get away. One of the best ways to slow your pace and feel a sense of calm is to plan your own wellness retreat journey. Feel immersed in serenity and good health at these wellness retreats around the world, where there is nothing on the agenda except relaxation.

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Amazon Aria, Awe of the Amazon

Amazon Aria, Awe of the Amazon

Amy, our in-house graphic designer is spending a year traveling the world. She just spent three days on the Amazon Aria and is sharing her experience with us today. To read more about Amy’s travels, click here. In my opinion, the best way to experience the mighty Amazon river is aboard the Amazon Aria, an eco-conscience luxury cruise that offers 3 to 7 night stays. It has everything one would expect from a Ker & Downey trip – gold-standard service from the moment you walk off the plane, to the packed lunches they provide when you are dropped off at […]

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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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Pisco Sours Welcome You to Peru

Pisco Sours Welcome You to Peru

Ker & Downey’s Bekah McNeel explores the classic welcome cocktail of Peru. Pisco sours are the classic welcome cocktail all long the west coast of South America. In Peru, the spirit is more than the base for a mix drink. It is a point of national pride, finely crafted and innately bonded with the land. Terroir describes all of the natural elements combined in a product. The climate, elevation, temperature, soil composition, and air quality influence the character of the wine or spirit derived from the fruit of a specific region. Which is why Peruvians take such pride in their […]

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South America: Plan Your Year-End Travel

The northern hemisphere’s winter is summer in South America, and now is the perfect time to book an end of year escape of a different kind with Ker & Downey. From authentic cultural experiences in peaceful locations to vibrant locales with adventure-ready beaches, our suggestions cover it all. Ready to go? Contact us before the holiday rush begins. Peru | Delfin I With room for eight and the river always at your doorstep, friends and families will find an authentic Peruvian Amazon experience aboard this luxury cruise. Argentina | Eolo Just a quick jaunt from Los Glaciares National Park and the charming […]

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The Great Outdoors: Wings and Fins

The Great Outdoors: Wings and Fins

Our world is teeming with wonders to discover, and whether searching for winged wildlife by air or angling for game beneath the water, Ker & Downey encourages travelers to look beyond the land-based dwellers and expand their understanding of the wild world. Australia, Bamurru Plains Navigate the Mary River at this uniquely wild luxury camp while fishing for the great Barramundi. An airboat ride across the swamps reveals the region’s abundant birdlife – some 236 species altogether. Tanzania, Rubondo Island Camp Fish for Lake Victoria’s record-breaking Nile perch by boat or on the shore, and head into the thick jungle […]

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Ker & Downey Favorites to Add to Your Own It List

Ker & Downey Favorites to Add to Your Own It List

Travel + Leisure has released its annual It List, and not surprisingly it includes some of our can’t-miss favorites from across the globe. Travel with Ker & Downey means custom journeys that don’t just include the world’s best places to rest your head, but feature jaw-dropping experiential moments you’ll keep on your own personal “best of” list for a lifetime. Start curating your own collection of destinations and experiences by contacting us now. Mara Toto Masai Mara, Kenya Perfect for ardent safari-goers and Africa-newbies alike, modern comforts and authentic encounters define this lovely Great Plains camp. Mara Toto is a […]

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