Webinar on EcoTraining’s EcoQuest

Published on February 25, 2018

Our own Jessie Bligh recently hosted a webinar with Corne Schalkwyk, sales and product manager of EcoTraining Guides & Guardians, on the popular EcoQuest course. The recording gives you and your team more information about a course designed to provide participants with…

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If You’re Spending a Night in Puerto Natales . . .

Published on February 19, 2018

Before and after your adventures with Fantastico Sur or Hotel Las Torres, you might find yourself spending a night in Puerto Natales. The seaside gateway to Torres del Paine reaps the benefits of its proximity to the national park with restaurants that…

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Patagonia’s “Big Five” Wildlife List

Published on February 16, 2018

Anyone who’s been on safari in Africa knows about the “Big Five” of African wildlife (lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and elephant). But Patagonian has its own Big Five: the puma, guanaco, huemul, Andean condor and ñandú. All of them roam the wilds…

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Read All About It: Reed Raft Sails from Chile to Australia

Published on February 15, 2018

The Denver Post newspaper recently ran a photo story on the Viracocha III reed raft expedition, which is preparing to depart from Arica in northern Chile on a cross-Pacific journey that will take it 10.000 nautical miles to Sydney, Australia where it…

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Read All About It: Epic Route Connect 17s Parks

Published on February 14, 2018

National Geographic announced the creation of a new motor route through Patagonia that will eventually allow drivers to cruise between 17 national parks in southern Chile. Quotable quote: “The Carretera Austral is being reimagined with the adventurous tourist in mind — a…

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Read All About It: Chile Adds 10 Million Acres of Parkland

Published on February 13, 2018

National Geographic was one of the first news agencies to announce that the massive expansion of Chile’s conservation areas announced a year ago by American philanthropists and the Chilean government, has become official. At a ceremony in early February, Chilean president Michelle…

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Lingering Among the Lengas — Two Special Las Torres Excursions

Published on February 6, 2018

Among the all-inclusive excursions available to guests at Hotel Las Torres are two special adventures that reveal a much different side of Torres Del Paine National Park. The Bosque de Lenga and Valle Encantado trips are designed to give visitors a greater…

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Read All About It: Rachel Ray’s Studio Audience Invited to Iceland

Published on February 4, 2018

Iceland Monitor announced that American celebrity cook and television personality Rachel Ray had invited that entire studio audience of her U.S. talk show to visit Iceland this summer — courtesy of the show and WOW Air. Quotable quote: “In honor of the…

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Read All About It: Iceland Approves Seven New Baby Names

Published on February 3, 2018

Iceland Review, an English-language newspaper in Reykjavik, recently reported that the Icelandic Naming Committee has approved seven new names for Icelandic newborns. Yes, you heard right — parents can’t create their own willy-nilly baby names in Iceland. Anything you want to call…

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SeaTrek Sailing Adventure Partners with Kopernik

Published on February 3, 2018

SeaTrek Sailing Adventures has announced a life-changing collaboration with Kopernik, a Bali-based nonprofit committed to expanding clean energy to the most remote, under-served and hardest-to-reach parts of the developing world, including Indonesia. The collaboration will empower the lives of thousands of families…

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In Case You Missed It: The Birth of Modern Capitalism

Published on February 1, 2018

Renowned for their beauty, culture and history, the Spice Islands of Maluku form a big part of our cruise program, but there is more to these tiny islands position in world history than meets the eye. They aren’t just the source of…

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Read All About It: CNN Quizzes SeaTrek Expert

Published on February 1, 2018

CNN Travel recently asked 20 travel experts — including Michael Travers of SeaTrek Sailing Adventures — for their personal picks on holiday destinations that travelers should not miss. Travers’ choice was Wayag island (also known as Raja Ampat) in eastern Indonesia, one…

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Elewana Collection goes to War with the Straw

Published on January 31, 2018

A year ago Elewana Collection joined the initiative ‘Ban the Bottle’ and introduced stainless steel water bottles to help reduce Elewana’s carbon footprint by providing a sustainable alternative to bottled water without sacrificing taste, quality or convenience. In our continued efforts to…

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In Case You Missed It: A Greenland Experience

Published on January 30, 2018

Greenland – The land of contrasts Let yourself get carried away by the openness and warmth of the Greenlanders, who trace their ancestors to the island’s ancient Inuit inhabitants and intrepid Scandinavians who first arrived on the island more than a thousand…

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In Case You Missed It: Makeover Magic at The Elewana Collection

Published on January 23, 2018

Renovations and additions are currently being carried out at various Elewana Collection properties in Kenya and Tanzania. The makeover at Sand River Masai Mara (ongoing through May 2018) includes new decking for all guest accommodations, building a bar in the old Billiard…

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In Case You Missed It: Into the Wild Blue (African) Yonder

Published on January 21, 2018

Cheli + Peacock now offers a new way to explore Tanzania — scenic helicopter safaris out of Arusha. The choppers can carry four passengers plus the pilot. Available routes include: · Arusha to Mount Meru, over Monduli Mountain to Lake Natron to…

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Read All About It: Africa Strives for Borderless Travel

Published on January 20, 2018

The Final Call newspaper in Uganda recently ran an AP report on the possibility of borderless, passport-free travel in parts of Africa. Quotable quote: “For years African leaders have toyed with the idea of free movement by citizens across the continent, even…

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Reins on the Plains at Elephant Pepper Camp

Published on January 18, 2018

Elephant Pepper Camp in Masai Mara is now offering horseback safaris across the African plains through a wide variety of wildlife thanks to a new partnership with Ride Kenya. Ride Kenya offers two-hour equestrian safaris that range from a gentle walk to…

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Read All About It: Kilindi’s Earth Friendly Focus

Published on January 17, 2018

Huffington Post recently ran an article on the environmental and socially conscious vibe at Elewana’s Kilindi beach resort in Zanzibar. Quotable quote: “While Kilindi Zanzibar offers guests a glorious setting to relax, an exciting opportunity to explore and observe local wildlife, and…

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EcoTraining Goes to Kenya

Published on January 16, 2018

EcoTraining Guides & Guardians is offering two training programs in Kenya this year, in addition to their courses offered in South Africa and Botswana. Masai Mara EcoQuest is an immersive educational safari course timed to co-inside with the world-famous animal migrations in…

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