A Most Incredible Rescue

Published on June 3, 2016

The 100th anniversary of one of the greatest moments of polar adventure and exploration lurks just over the horizon — the rescue of Ernest Shackleton and his expedition team from Elephant Island by a Chilean ship Yelcho and Captain Luis Pardo Villalon…

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Next Stop Hollywood? Las Torres Bags Another Video Award

Published on May 31, 2016

We’re proud to announce that one of our promotional videos has captured another prestigious international honor — a silver medal at the 37th Annual Telly Awards in the category of “Best Online Commercial for Travel/Tourism.” With over 13,000 entries from all over the…

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Thanks to Romanche and Marinelli

Published on April 12, 2016

Australis is also saying goodbye to a couple of its beloved Zodiac boats, a bittersweet parting as explained in this blog by long-time guide Marcelo Gallo: In order to reach the different shore landing points that we visit on our routes, our…

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Las Torres Exclusive Trek to Valle Bader

Published on April 11, 2016

Did you know that there are some excursions that are exclusive to the Hotel Las Torres?  One of our guides favorite excursion is to lead an adventurous trek to Valle Badar, a combined horseback and hiking trek. This secret corner of the Torres…

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Elewana to open a new luxury tented camp in the Loisaba Conservancy

Published on March 8, 2016

… heralding a conservation landmark to preserve one of Kenya’s most important elephant corridors Newly refurbished Loisaba Star Beds also join the Elewana Collection The Elewana Collection has been chosen by Loisaba Conservancy with support from The Nature Conservancy (TNC), to partner…

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In Memory of Ole Friede

Published on March 3, 2016

In Memory of Ole Friede Most of you already know by now that Ole Friede, co-owner and chief aviator of African Profile Safaris, died in a tragic air accident on January 29th in Namibia. Ole was one of three experienced pilots undertaking…

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Have giraffes, Will Travel

Published on March 1, 2016

Thanks to a partnership between Adventure Consults, the Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF) and the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), the southern section of Murchison Falls National Park is now home to a family of Rothschild’s giraffes. The towering creatures were transported in January…

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Jordan by Quad Bike and Balloon

Published on March 1, 2016

Always on the cutting edge of tourism in Jordan, Nebo Tours has introduced several brand new experiences including quad bikes and buggy trips that combine sightseeing and off-road adventure. The excursions vary in length from a one-hour ride through the mountainous landscape of…

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Cat in the hat . . . and the market . . . and tent . . . and everywhere

Published on January 20, 2016

During a recent journey through Jordan for a magazine assignment, writer and photographer, Joe Yogerst, started to notice how many cats there were — pretty much everywhere — and began snapping their photos. Dogs being persona non grata in much of the…

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Loisaba Reaches for the Stars . . . and Permanent Protection

Published on January 20, 2016

Elewana recently launched its new Star Beds at Loisaba and they are really something special, a bucket list experience for anyone on safari in Kenya.   Designed to maximize nighttime sky gazing, a Star Bed is a handcrafted wooden platform with a partial…

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Nebo Tours: Eating Amman

Published on January 9, 2016

Looking for the best restaurants in Amman, Jordan? Kamil  Sawalha, Sales & Marketing Director of Nebo Tours, is quite a foodie. Here is a quick list of his favorite restaurants in Amman. La Maison Vert (French) “A multi Grumpy Gourmet award-winning French…

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Uganda: Good News and Goat Races

Published on January 9, 2016

Great news out of Uganda from Adventure Consults: The Wildlife Conservation Society recently reported that the country’s elephant population has increased significantly in recent years. According to a report on the eTurbonews website, the pachyderm populous has risen from a low of…

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Emerging Destinations Team Visits Torres del Paine

Published on December 16, 2015

Here are some things we learned about the area and Hotel Las Torres: The average North American (not in a rushed group tour) is spending 4-6 nights at the national park (or longer). And location is everything. Based at the foot of…

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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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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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