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South American Travel

 Hue & Cry—a creative communications agency—is delighted to announce its PR representation of SouthAmerica.travel, the ultimate travel planning service specializing in trips to South America. With a mission to share the most authentic experiences possible, SouthAmerica.travel provides travel enthusiasts with the opportunity to delve into the continent’s many cultures through diverse experiences, ranging from exploring Colombia’s “coffee country” to touring local markets with indigenous ingredients in Peru. The handcrafted tours go beyond simple customization, taking travelers style, pace, and mind into consideration, coupled with recommendations based on SouthAmerica.travel’s expertise to ensure travelers are checking dream destinations off the bucket list. When booking with SouthAmerica.travel, each guest will experience the brand’s educational component: to ensure travelers understand why and what they see, rather than just showing them around.

“As SouthAmerica.travel continues to grow and approach our 20th anniversary in November, we retain our commitment to authenticity. Hue & Cry understands our brand, which is why we are thrilled to have the agency as an extension of our team” says CEO and Co-Founder, Juergen Keller. “I couldn’t agree more that this partnership is a natural fit; Hue & Cry’s specialization in unique travel brands aligns with the custom, bespoke tours we offer here at SouthAmerica.travel” says C.O.O and Co-Founder, Bradley Nehring.

Highlights of Tours From South America.travel Include:

Brazilian History 101: On the Colonial Gems & Historic Cities in Brazil Tour, guests can explore the country’s colonial wonderlands with a Brazilian Historian as their guide. Experiences include touring the baroque churches of UNESCO world heritage site, Ouro Preto, to riding an antique cable car down to one of the world’s oldest gold mines in Mariana. In Paraty, history-buffs can learn about the eventful path to Brazilian Independence through the town’s cobblestone streets, notable landmarks, and historical edifices, which together encompass the country’s rich Portuguese heritage. Outside of Brazilian Imperial-era, guests will visit Inhotim Brazil Art Park—one of South America’s largest open-air art museum featuring over 500 pieces of artwork. For the 12-day/11-night experience, prices start at $3,670 per person.

Path of the Incas and the Amazing Amazon: A bucket-list experience, guests can book the Machu Picchu and Amazon Jungle Tour, and follow in the steps of the Incas: from the colonial wonderland of Cuzco through the indigenous markets of the Sacred Valley to the breathtaking ruins of Machu Picchu. Upon arrival by train to Aguas Calientes, SouthAmerica.travel brings adventurers to Machu Picchu’s less-visited Watchman’s Hut and Inca Bridge. In Puerto Maldonado, head into the jungle for authentic lodging run by local tribes, which will be provided by the Peruvian Amazon Lodge – run by local tribes – before setting out to visit a parrot clay lick, a natural formation caused by erosion where parrots, parakeets, and macaws go daily. Tour-goers will complete the day with learning more about the rainforest’s herbaceous ecology, all under the guidance of one of the area’s expert naturalists. For the 8-day/7-night experience, prices start at $1,900 per person.

Land and Sea Adventures in Patagonia: Nature Enthusiasts will have the chance to breathe in the fresh, crisp air of the mountainous Patagonia region with the Patagonia Deluxe Tour. The expedition invites travelers to cruise one of the most remote corners of the world aboard the luxurious, Stella Australis. Highlights include crossing the Nassau Bay and entering UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, Cape Horn National Park, a rocky promontory overlooking Drake Passage, known as “End of the Earth,” and the shipping channel that was the sole navigation route between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans for several years. The region is a sanctuary blessed with glacial landscapes, which presents opportunities such as hiking the verdant Magellanic forest to a cascading waterfall with viewpoints of Garibaldi Glacier—one of the only three glaciers in Patagonia gaining mass. Travelers will disembark from the Stella Australis and transfer to Explora Lodge in Torres del Paine National Park, where if the weather permits, travelers will visit a Magellanic penguin colony en route to Explora Lodge in Torres del Paine National Park. They can visit a veritable penguin colony. For the 14-day/13-night experience, prices start at $11,925 per person. For additional package deals visit American Airlines vacations.

About SouthAmerica.travel

SouthAmerica.travel is a tour operator specialized in custom South America tour planning for travelers worldwide from its offices in Seattle, Lima, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro and Stuttgart. The website offers hundreds of sample itineraries as well as local phone numbers in 88 countries. SouthAmerica.travel offers 4-star & 5-star South America tours to Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay, and more. Licensed and bonded in the U.S., SouthAmerica.travel has been sharing its love of travel to South America since 1999 and is proud of its A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau and ASTA affiliation. SouthAmerica.travel – Our name is our passion™

Grand Opening: Kachi Lodge in Bolivia

The Switzerland-based luxury camp experience specialists of Amazing Escapes announce the grand opening of Kachi Lodge, the first luxury dome lodge on the Uyuni Salt Flats of Bolivia. Located at the foot of Tunupa volcano at an altitude of 11,800 ft, Kachi Lodge rises out of Bolivia’s Altiplano like a surreal space station. Intentionally designed to offer stellar views of the world’s largest salt flats and the star-studded sky, the interiors have a minimalist setup that embraces the landscape’s natural setting. Whether an adventure seeker or astrophysicist, guests will be mesmerized by the Kachi Lodge’s 6 luxury bedroom pods and oversized lounge dome set up on the wooden deck above the dazzling surface of the Salar. The individual pods offer guests the comfort of a hotel room with a private bathroom, plush and cozy bedding and stylish interior decoration.

Guests of this otherworldly lodge are invited to dine in a central dome filled with cozy lanterns and oversized hemp cushions that add to the dramatic ambiance. Kachi Lodge takes great pride in delivering authentic and inventive cuisine, partnering with the award-winning Gustu Restaurant and school in La Paz. The team has established strong relationships with its local suppliers and aims to showcase the great potential of the country’s production, culture, and biodiversity. 

The staff, which includes a camp leader, a chef and bilingual activity guides, goes above and beyond to satisfy creature comforts and truly create a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Kachi Lodge is passionate about providing guests with new and unusual ways to discover the already popular Uyuni Salt Flats. 

The high-tech, all-in-one water system provides running hot and cold water and simultaneously recycles it in a closed loop, minimizing consumption in a system that is virtually self sufficient. Kachi Lodge is a low environmental impact structure and in addition to the water treatment unit working in a closed loop, all of the systems are powered by solar energy only.

Gaston Ugalde, the most well-known contemporary artist in Bolivia, has created unique pieces of art that are installed throughout the Kachi Lodge as well as outdoor art installations on the Salar that are also available for sale. In his work, Ugalde engages the Bolivian landscape, as well as plants and fabrics intrinsic to traditions within Andean culture, and transforms them into contemporary collages, photographs and installations that speak of commerce, politics and spiritual disconnectedness. By combining the history and geography of his country with creative intervention and juxtaposition, he is able to pose universal questions to his audience about their connection to humanity.

Rates start from $1,980 per person based on double occupancy and include a two-night stay, airport transfers, activities, and full board by Gustu. Kachi Lodge is located on Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni Salt Flats. The closest airport is 60 miles away from the lodge through the flats, and a two-night minimum stay is required.