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Panama Canal to Bay City

Robert and I invite you to join us on this fantastic voyage from Miami to San Francisco including the fascinating Panama Canal Transit. Along the way you will have the opportunity to visit several UNESCO World Heritage Colonial Cities, beautiful beaches, bubbling volcanoes and more. All the while you will travel on the Ultra luxurious all-veranda suite RSSC Mariner – where everything is included. Travel with us for Exclusive Virtuoso Voyages amenities and $500 per suite on board credit. Amazingly this far ahead, suites are selling fast for this fabulous itinerary.Please contact me for more details and to book your suite.

Silversea to Central America

Join us on this Virtuoso Voyager Club adventure as we travel to Mexico, Guatemala, Belize and Honduras, and experience each country’s undeniable allure. Wander amid Mayan ruins and have lunch on a Cozumel beach. Go fly-fishing in Costa Maya, and soar over stunning Tikal National Park in a helicopter. You can even enjoy the relaxation and revelry of Key West, the “Conch Republic”. This sweeping Central American adventure is one you’re sure to enjoy.

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Exclusive Offer: Enjoy a 10% Single Supplement on this Voyage.

Silversea's Galapagos

THIS IS SUCH EXCITING NEWS – TO BE ABLE TO EXPLORE THE AMAZING GALAPAGOS ISLANDS WHILE STAYING ON AN EXQUISITE SILVERSEA VESSEL AND ENJOY ALL THE LUXURY AND PAMPERING THAT SILVERSEA CAN OFFER YOU IS THE VERY BEST OF BOTH WONDERFUL WORLDS!! CALL US FOR MORE DETAILS AS THESE VOYAGES WILL SELL OUT VERY FAST.

The 100-guest Silver Galapagos. With sleek lines and a proven skill for navigating the waterways throughout the Galápagos Islands, she is naturally suited for in-depth explorations of this spectacular region. She offers all the intimate conviviality and elegant sophistication that has made Silversea the preferred choice for today’s discerning travellers.

All accommodations are ocean-view suites, most feature private balconies – and all offer the personalised services of a professional butler. Relax completely and leave the unpacking to your butler as you sail away on your unforgettable adventure. Like-minded guests from across the globe are your travelling companions, and the intimate ambience is much like a country club where conversations flow as easily as the complimentary drinks.

Silversea
Announcing Our Premiere Voyage
HIGHLIGHTS & SPECIAL EVENTS
Guest lecturers, Dr. Paul D. Stewart and Richard Wollocombe
Expedition team including renowned zoologists, naturalists, writers and photographers
Premiere Lecture Programme supported by Royal Geographical Society
A memorable cultural experience at a local Ecuadorian school
Voyage hosted by senior executives of Silversea
Commemorative Silver Galapagos logo apparel
Commemorative “old world” chart of the Galapagos Islands
Hand-crafted sculpture by a local Ecuadorian artisan
DAYS VOYAGE FROM/TO SILVER PRIVILEGE
EXPLORER SUITE FARES FROM
SILVER PRIVILEGE
VERANDA SUITE FARES FROM
SILVER SKY*
AIR FROM
7 8404 Baltra to Baltra $5,950 $8,150 $1,100
* The Silver Galapagos Air Package from Quito to Baltra and return to Guayaquil, park entrance fees and immigration fees are additional costs and not reflected in the fares shown above. Please contact Silversea Reservations for pricing.
— SPECIAL GUEST LECTURERS —
PAUL STEWART DR. PAUL STEWART, Award-winning Zoologist, Writer, Producer and Photographer
Having earned his Doctorate from Oxford’s Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, Dr. Stewart has won the national Prince Philip Zoology prize. He has written and photographed for wildlife magazines around the world, including his book “Galapagos — Islands That Changed the World.” He is also a multiple Primetime Emmy and BAFTA award-winning cameraman and producer across 40 countries.
RICHARD WOLLOCOMBE RICHARD WOLLOCOMBE, Renowned Wildlife Cameraman, Naturalist and Galapagos Resident Mr. Wollocombe is an Emmy and RTS award-winning cameraman with 15 years experience filming on land and underwater. His natural history filmmaking credentials include extensive work for Discovery in the South Pacific, as well as his award-winning Galapagos, voted best film at the Jackson Hole Film Festival. As a resident of the Galapagos, Mr. Wollocombe knows first hand the natural riches the islands possess.
BOOK A LUXURY EXPEDITION TODAY!
For more information, please call us

Silversea Cruise in South America

Notes on our South America cruise on board Silver Cloud 
Valparaiso to Fort Laderdale Feb 6-26,2013
Valparaiso
A UNESCO World Heritage site, Valparaiso is colorful and charming and a wonderful place to rest up from your long overnight flight to Santiago-11 hours from New York. Brightly painted houses climb the 45 hills and are decorated with even more colorful murals. It is also close to many
vineyards which make a great stop on your way from the  Santiago  airport.

Coqimbo, chile
The drive inland from Coqimbo, Chile into the Elqui Valley is totally breathtaking. The Andean desert mountainscapes give way to the fertile
vineyards which produce Chile's national drink, Pisco. 

Arica, Chile
Arica, Chile is in the amazing Atacama desert which stretches 600 miles along the coast of Peru and Chile. Awesome landscapes with no sign of animal or plant life stretch on forever. This is the driest place on earth. The mountains and the undulating colors are simply breathtaking.


Matarani, Peru

Arequipa, the "white city" is about a 2-hour drive from the port of Matarani, but the drive is totally spectacular. As you finally approach
Arequipa, the huge snow-capped Andean volcanoes come into view. In the town, the Plaza de Armas with the huge cathedral taking up one whole
side is most impressive. The stunning Santa Catarina Monastery, gives us some insight into how the wealthy daughters of the aristocracy spent
their time as nuns - along with their personal servants! This ia a beautiful colonial town well worth a stopover.

Pisco, Peru
A short drive from the port took us to Pisco Airport where we boarded our 12-passenger plane for the exciting flight over the Nazca lines. The low flying plane gave us amazing views of the landscape then the pilots pointed out each figure and they performed acrobat maneuvers so that
passengers on each side of the plane got a good view. A once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Lima, Peru
Ship offers a complimentary shuttle to the JW Marriott in Miraflores - great location 45 minutes from port. Traffic in Lima is horrendous.
Voyager Club excursion in colonial Lima with lunch Huaca Pucllana in Miraflores.
Visited the Barranco district the following day (by taxi from the Miraflores shuttle stop). Lovely colorful colonial area well worth a few
hours.
Salaverry, Peru
Nearby Trujillo is a lovely colonial city and the ship offers a complimentary shuttle ino town.
We elected to visit the Chan Chan archeological site from the Chimu empire built approximately 1100 A.D. This enormous UNESCO World Heritage
site represents the largest clay city in pre-Hispanic America.

Manta, Ecuador
The large, calm harbor at Manta, Ecuador  is filled with fishing vessels of every size from the one-man skiffs to giant cargo-ship sized tuna processing ships equipped with helicopters. This, after all, is the tuna capital of the world. Your can of Sunkist probably originated right here. A 30-minute ride on a "chivas bus" complete with a brass band on top, takes us to nearby Montecristi, the epicenter for making Panama hats. The ride was loads of fun with people waving and dogs chasing us along the whole route! Long, Pleasant, sandy  beaches emanate from both sides of the port but the town of Manta itself is unremarkable.

Panama Canal
Awoke at dawn to see all the ships great and small lined up in the Pacific awaiting their turn to enter the locks at Miraflores. Amazing to see the system of tying up to the "mules" actually highly powerful engines which tow the ship through the locks. Our ship had two at the front and two at the back following alongside on the tracks. On through the cut and into huge Lake Gatun. Three more locks and we are back at sea level on our way to the Atlantic. All along the way we see evidence of the huge expansion that is underway.
Puerto Limon, Costa Rica
Opted for a 2-hour drive into the mountains to visit a working hacienda. Marvelous choice, so well done. Very busy port for bananas and
pineapple....Chiquita and Dole containers piled up for miles!

Sea days were occupied with cooking demonstrations by the chef, galley tour, wine tasting, team trivia competitions, bridge, putting, water
polo, lectures on the ports of call and South American history, culture, flora and fauna as well as resting up from all our excursions.


Not once during our stay in Chile, Peru, Ecuador or Costa Rica did we have a need for local currency. We used US dollars throughout (legal
tender in Ecuador and Panama).
I should add that with Santiago 2hours ahead of EST, Lima on EST, Costa Rica on CST and then back to EST, jet lag was non existent. The weather was perfection every day! 70's to 80's with no humidity until we hit the Gulf of Mexico on the last sea day. Hardly a cloud (even always
cloudy Lima was sunny) and not a drop of rain for 3 weeks! South America is definitely the place to be in February!

CHILE AND ARGENTINA WINE TOUR 2013

CHILE AND ARGENTINA WINE TOUR 2013

 

South America is a dream destination for many and a perfect place for a wine tour in March, the best time to enjoy the southern harvest.

Why not join our friends at Iberian Wine Tours in 2013 and make your friends jealous? Enjoy many fine wines and bodegas, 4 and 5 star hotels in the heart of the wine country and lots of fine meals too.

Ever wondered what (Andean) Napa was like 20 or 30 years ago? Call us for information on how to join the tour.

Galapagos Safari Camp

Galapagos Safari Camp
GPS baby sea lion GSC Glamping Galapagos
 Here is an exciting and different way to experience this amazing destination!
 A 135 Acre Farm in the interior of Santa Cruz Island adjacent to National Park with Nine Ensuite Luxury Tents with    Terrace perched on a Ridge, Sweeping Vistas, Infinity Pool, Open-plan Central Lodge, Hands-on Service.
Wildlife Safaris by Land and by Boat, Diving, Biking, Hiking,  and Horseback Riding
Contact us for more details…..
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The Best of the Best at Spring Savings - this week only!

Don’t miss out on these amazing offers for outstanding travel opportunities!! 

This week only….. How many of these places are on YOUR Bucket List?

When you travel with A&K, you experience the best of the best.

 

Save up to 50% on Your Favorite Summer Destination Today
Save up to 50% on Your Favorite Summer Destination Today

April 16 marks the beginning of A&K’s Spring Savings event, where you can save up to 50% on independent journeys to 13 of our most popular destinations. Join us beginning today at 8 a.m. CDT to choose your summer journey. SpringSavings continues until Friday, April 20 at 5 p.m. or while journeys last, so don’t wait to book your departure to one of these inspiring places.

India Thailand Moscow Vienna
India
11 days, from $1,595
Thailand
8 days, from $1,595
Moscow
5 days, from $1,895
Vienna
6 days, from $1,945
China Peru St. Petersburg Madrid
China
8 days, from $1,980
Peru
6 days, from $1,995
St. Petersburg
6 days, from $2,195
Madrid
6 days, from $2,195
Jordan Berlin and Dresden Isreal Morocco
Jordan
8 days, from $2,195
Berlin & Dresden
7 days, from $2,545
Israel
8 days, from $2,845
Morocco
8 days, from $3,325
Tanzania
To book your Spring Savings Journey, call
IANNAZZI ENTERPRISES at 585-624-1285
Tanzania
10 days, from $4,145

Prices are per person, double occupancy and are subject to availability. International air not included. Bookings are non-refundable and savings may not be combined with other discounts and promotions. Other restrictions may apply.

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Discover Kenoa Resort, Barra de Sao Miguel, Brazil

Kenoa Resort

Barra de Sao Miguel, Brazil

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Kenoa Resort

Barra de Sao Miguel, Brazil

Looking for a “different” escape this winter??

Imagine a private sanctuary of tranquility and balance where the smallest of details

have been carefully crafted with your experience in mind.

An escape destined to expand your journey, while ensuring your privacy.

 Kenoa, a first wave eco-chic design resort, located in Barra de Sao Miguel,

in the state of Alagoas North East of Brazil.

The Resort is 20 miles away from the charming city of Maceio.

Contact us for more details on this fabulous place…..

 

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Apoena Suite
Apoena Suite
Araxa Suite Terrace
Araxa Terrace
Jaobi Villa
Jaobi Villa
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Kenoa 6
Marajo Villa Bedroom
Kaamo Resto
Kaamo Lounge
Fitness Centre
Fitness Centre
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Event Space
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Conference & Business Centre
Kenoa Spa
Kenoa Spa

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Kenoa Resort

Embraced on the north by the resplendent panorama of miles of virgin Atlantic outback and on the east by the turquoise enchantment of the open sea, Kenoa Resort is as wondrous as it is very private, a place where luxury is defined by its earth-given beauty.

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Pool & Beach

 

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Pool & Beach Club

The Resort features 11 Ocean view Suites and 12 Ocean front Villas.

  • 10 Apoena Suites elevated over a natural reserve with views to both the ocean and reservation.
  • 1 Araxá Suite elevated over a natural reserve with sea view
  • 8 Marajó Villas just over the beach
  • 3 Jaobi Villas with private access to the beach
  • 1 Kenoa Villa neighboring the natural reserve with a private access to the beach

Stunning Pool & Beach Club with 2 infinity pools divided by wood stairs with direct beach access.

 
 

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Kenoa Villa
 

Chef César Santos at Kaamo Restaurant, Lounge and Wine-bar occupies a place of prominence in the Brazilian national and international gastronomic scene. 

The originality of his culinary creations, his talent and his devotion to his craft has contributed to his reputation as one of the finest chefs in Brazil. Cesar’s extensive experience

permits the cuisine to engage the senses of sight, smell and taste, proof that there is a reward for being bold.

 

With international recognition, including the features on the pages of the New York Times and assorted magazines in Europe, Caesar is responsible for food that will certainly be one more reason to be attracted to the charm of Kenoa
 

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Buenos Tardes de Peru!

Brazil was exciting, Uruguay was beautiful, Bueno s Aires was wonderful but Peru has knocked our socks off! 

Our hosts at A&K Peru have showed us more amazing places in the last 6 days than we could ever have imagined and we have only just scratched the surface of this hugely diverse country.  A&K has taken us to dinner at private colonial mansions, to lunch at a mountaintop hacienda with a private collection of pre-Inca artifacts, to lowly peasant homes where the guinea pigs roam the kitchen and are the delicacy of the day, to magnificent cathedrals and monasteries and awesome Inca ruins. Then of course to the crown jewel, Machu Picchu, which is every bit as breathtaking as the photos you have seen. On train rides and by road, we have seen the snow-capped Andes, mountain farms where fields are plowed by oxen, colonial towns and cities, local produce and handicraft markets, ancient weaving techniques, grazing llamas and alpacas and lots of corn and potatoes. Markets and stores selling the softest, silkiest baby alpaca goods and beautiful silver at very reasonable prices are everywhere. It is a shopper’s paradise.

We have stayed at and visited outstanding hotels who will welcome you with luxurious comfort in totally awesome surroundings … at breakfast yesterday for instance, we bottle fed the baby alpacas at the Rio Sagrado Hotel in the Sacred Valley.

Here all of these fabulous options and more are available to you through our connections with A&K Peru where a friendly people are waiting to show you their magnificent country and offer you a glimpse of their amazing history and culture with traditions that continue today. Put Peru at the top of your Bucket List …. we promise you will not be disappointed.