Estancias, Haciendas and Fincas, Oh My

By Allie Almario Our most common request is for overnight accommodations in South America that reflect the culture and traditions of the region with local artisans contributing to the design. Of course, it’s a bonus if the hotel or lodge boasts unusual architecture. For that reason, you’ll rarely find us recommending big, corporate hotel chains like Hiltons or Marriotts — unless it’s located close to an airport for late arrivals or early departures. In more remote...
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Know Before You Go – Easter Island

By Allie Almario For travelers who are looking for one of the most isolated islands in the world with a magical landscape and a fascinating mythical history, Easter Island needs to be on your bucket list. It is most famous for its iconic collection of massive stone statues called Moai. You’ll need to fly into Santiago, Chile, and then overnight before taking off on a 5-hour flight to Easter Island, also known as Rapa Nui.  Once you step off the plane, you’ll be...
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Know Before You Go – Galapagos Islands

Know Before You Go – Galapagos Islands

By Allie Almario Traveling to a destination as remote as Ecuador’s Enchanted Islands, the Galapagos, is on the bucket list for many. We’ll provide you insider’s intel on what you should know about this fascinating archipelago so that you can make the right choices for the perfect wildlife adventure. Travel requirements change often, so check in with our country experts to help you navigate the many different regulations, especially during COVID times. Ecuador Entry...
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Galapagos Field Report & Video

What’s it like to travel in the Galapagos right now?  Check out this quick video our VP Allie Almario made from her recent trip to Ecuador to scout out the latest and greatest from Darwin’s Enchanted Islands. Click the boat to view video. Here are four things you need to know about the current state of adventure luxury travel in the Galapagos: The wildlife is thriving! As one naturalist guide said, “For some of the animals here, you just might be the first human...
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