Trip Advisor Ranks Restaurant Coiron Best in Torres Del Paine

Published on December 16, 2015

Global traveler review website TripAdvisor has ranked Restaurant Coirón at Hotel Las Torres the best place to dine in Torres del Paine National Park based on comments from those who have sampled our excellent cuisine. In January we are introducing an a…

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Extreme Makeover–Las Torres Edition

Published on December 16, 2015

Well, maybe not a total makeover. Because the hotel — and Torres del Paine National Park — are already pretty cool. But with the intention of offering our guests the very best Patagonian wilderness experience, we are committing ourselves to the delivery…

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Las Torres Adds Another Date for “Puma Encounter”

Published on December 16, 2015

Puma guide supreme Roberto Donoso is leading another edition of our highly successful “Puma Encounter” this week.  Donoso has been leading natural excursions in Chile for nearly two decades and dedicated the past 13 years to the search and study of the…

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Hotel Las Torres Launches “W In Comfort”

Published on December 16, 2015

Torres del Paine National Park is world renowned for its “W” hiking circuit. Our brand new “W in Comfort” all-inclusive program includes guided day hikes to all three valleys which form the circuit — French Valley, Ascencio Valley and the vale that…

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Another Lost World in the Amazon

Published on December 16, 2015

Did you know giant land designs similar to those in the Nazca Desert have been discovered in the Amazon Basin, suggesting that advanced societies once proliferated in the region? Several years ago researchers studying satellite images of recently deforested areas of western…

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Australis: Rising Up the Charts

Published on December 16, 2015

      We’re not talking navigation maps. Australis has been nominated for Travel + Leisure’s 2016 World’s Best awards! Voting is happening now through February. We would greatly appreciate if you could show your appreciation for past trips by voting for…

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Help Australis Celebrate 400 Years of Cape Horn History with a $400 Discount

Published on December 8, 2015

On the 29th of  January 1616, Dutch mariners Willem Schouten and Jacob LeMaire made the first known landing by western explorers at Cape Horn.  To celebrate this historic milestone, Australis is offering a discount of US$400 per cabin on all “End of…

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Pretty in Pink

Published on December 8, 2015

  Lots of folks have heard of the playful bottlenose dolphin named Flipper, made famous by Hollywood movies and TV shows. But very few people know about Flipper’s rosy-colored cousin — the pink river dolphin — a rare species found in freshwater…

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Bean-to-Cup in Tanzania

Published on December 8, 2015

Our friends at the Elewana Collection just posted a new video on YouTube that explains how their Arusha Coffee Lodge got its name. The video takes viewers on a guided stroll through the coffee-laden bushes scattered around the lodge grounds and explains…

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Loisaba Conservancy News

Published on November 3, 2015

Elewana is about to open a new luxury camp in the Loisaba Conservancy on the site of the old Loisaba Lodge. Scheduled to open in March of next year, the new Loisaba Tented Camp will    include four stylish and extremely spacious…

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The Martian Invades Wadi Rum

Published on October 23, 2015

Anyone who’s seen Matt Damon’s latest flick probably wonders where the filmmakers got those marvelous landscape shots used in The Martian. Director Ridley Scott didn’t travel to the Red Planet — he sent his cinematographers to Jordan where the red-rock cliffs and…

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Escape to Wolf Mountain

Published on October 23, 2015

I had the privilege of visiting Ethiopia’s Bale Mountains National Park last May — and what a surprise. Not only is the park blessed with incredible and unusual wildlife, but the landscapes are like something from a different planet. The Bale Mountains,…

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Emerging Destinations Expands Portfolio

Published on September 21, 2015

Emerging Destinations is pleased to announce that we have added Las Torres Patagonia to our portfolio of cool companies in cool places. The celebrated Torres del Paine mountains are literally right outside your door (and picture windows) at this incredible wilderness lodge…

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Last Day with Iceland ProCruises

Published on September 10, 2015

Day 11 finds us sailing into Stykkisholmur, Iceland – the sun shone, spirits were high, then the winds whipped up making Zodiac trips to the harbor quite wild and wet as waves sprayed over the sides. I tried to get the guy…

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Elewana Grabs Gold

Published on September 8, 2015

We are over the moon to announce that Elewana’s Tortilis Camp has been earned Gold Eco-Rating Certification from Ecotourism Kenya. This impressive achievement is based on our outstanding and replicable practices in legal compliance, investment in renewable energy (solar) and support to conservation (particularly Kitirua…

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Life at Sea with Iceland ProCruises

Published on September 6, 2015

Day 9 begins with an early morning entry into the Prins Christians Sund or the Prince Christians Straight. Our captain advised us to get up early to view this stunning passage. As soon as the ship entered calmer waters, I went outside…

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Vikings, Icebergs, and Glaciers with Iceland ProCruises

Published on September 3, 2015

Day 8 finds us sailing into Narsasuaq, a town of about 140 people. Oddly enough one of the two international airports is here – a relic from an old US military base. There was one flight out today to Copenhagen. We motored…

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Mother Nature Rules Life on the Ocean Diamond

Published on September 2, 2015

Day 5 begins with more rain and gray skies. After breakfast we Zodiac to Sisimiut, which is a much larger ‘city’ than Uummannaq. It’s colorful although not as quaint and has a much larger variety of shops, including an indoor sports arena…

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Three Firsts Aboard the Ocean Diamond

Published on September 2, 2015

Day 7 begins in the wee hours with my first ever NORTHERN LIGHTS! I had put my name on a wake-up call list, no matter the time, in case of an appearance. Wow! Spectacular! Amazing! I could go on although those aren’t…

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Elusive Ilulissat

Published on August 30, 2015

Day 4 finds us first thing in the morning sailing to the Eqip Glacier, in which neither the “q” nor the “p” are pronounced so I am truly perplexed and have no idea how to say it correctly. At breakfast many passengers…

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