Enchanting South America: a Photo Journal

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On an epic, five-month road trip with his family, which was recently featured in AFAR, new A&K Sales Director Javier Echecopar traveled over 16,000 miles in search of fascinating destinations and enriching encounters throughout Latin America. We’re excited to share his inspiring photos and firsthand recommendations, which are all-but-made for luxury Tailor Made private travel in South America. From the raw beauty of an isolated, glass-like Chalten lagoon to Machu Picchu travel and a leisurely float along the mighty Amazon, his breathtaking photos capture the sort of activities you, too, can incorporate into private adventure travel.

 

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Video: Explore the “Lost City” of Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley of the Incas

Discover the history of the fascinating Incas who inhabited this area in the 15th century, leaving behind spectacular architectural achievements. Walk through the well-preserved ruins and stay in the center of Machu Picchu, at the only hotel on site. Join A&K on an unforgettable Luxury Small Group Journey and explore the colorful traditions, impressive culture and delectable cuisine of Peru.

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Coffee Around the World

Coffee Around the World

Coffee Around the WorldCoffee’s reputation as a pick-me-up, coupled with its important role in our social and culinary lives, has ensured its coveted status across continents and cultures through the ages. Today, coffee cultivation, production and enjoyment are a deeply engrained in many cultures.

Each region has its own distinct coffee type or traditions, and you can experience many firsthand in Turkey, Italy or throughout Europe, not to mention Africa and South America. Delve further to learn about these cups of joe in store.

In Turkey, It’s About Style

“Turkish coffee” is less about origin and more about the style of preparation, which involves grinding beans into a very fine powder and boiling them over moderate heat in a small brass pot called a cezve — usually with sugar and sometimes with cardamom. The coffee is ready when it rises, bubbles, all-but-overflows and the grounds settle. Sipping the result is an experience no A&K guest should miss. Continue Reading ›

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Explained: Iguazu Falls

Explained: Iguazu Falls

Travel to Argentina might be said to begin and end around Iguazu Falls, set within the backdrop of Argentina’s Iguazu National Park. Its sister park Iguaçu in Brazil offers no less alluring views. As it swirls its way along the border of the two countries, the Iguazu River drops nearly 263 feet to create the plummeting chasm. Both sides of the falls are stunning, each offering its own, entirely different panorama. With A&K Latin America travel, you can see both vantage points in all their glory.

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