A&K trips see guests staying in designer hotels and eco-lodges, estancias, high-altitude lodgings, luxury trains and small ships.
The new Latin America portfolio has been put together by A&K Product Manager Brett Lemish who travelled extensively in the vast continent-and-a-half, working alongside A&K’s local experts in the company’s six Latin American offices, as well as with the team of Latin America travel specialists in the Australian office.
Many A&K guests like to handcraft their own journeys, so the new portfolio provides suggestions of ways to travel and places to combine which may be the roads less travelled or the less obvious cultural attractions.
The core feature in the portfolio is the private journey offering of which there are 18 presented in detail. New amongst these is the 15-day Chile & Argentina: Patagonian Wilderness which takes travellers to a ranch at the end of the world, on a glacier hike, and five days cruising through the Patagonian fjords aboard Ventus Australis. Prices start from $16,385 per person.
Also new is the 12-day Chile & Ecuador: Nature’s Wonderland which introduces Santiago, its colonial neighbourhoods and museums, the landscapes and outdoor adventures of the Atacama Desert and the natural wonders of the Galapagos Islands aboard luxury mega-catamaran Endemic. Prices start from $19,235 per person.
Wonders of Peru & Brazil is a 19-day journey which captures the must-see attractions in both countries from Lima, Machu Picchu and Cusco to Iguazú Falls, Rio and more. Important monuments and two of the continents most iconic rail journeys are highlights and accommodation and rail travel comes from the connoisseurs at Belmond with a two-night journey on Belmond Andean Explorer from Cusco to Arequipa a core feature. Prices from $18,995 per person.
Uruguay is a new destination for 2019. On A&K’s ‘Undiscovered Uruguay’ guests will taste local wines and delicacies in neighbourhood eateries and encounter artisans and musicians in workshops and studios. Prices from $2,895 per person.
Also new for 2019 are bite-size enhancements attached to each journey, which are little add-ons to enrich the experience in a destination. For example, it’s an invitation for travellers in the Argentinian capital to see the city through the eyes of a street artist. Or at Iguazú, to take to the air in a helicopter for a bird’s eye view of the thundering waterfalls.
The portfolio also lists an extensive collection of A&K’s Latin America accommodation partners from Belmond, Relais & Châteaux, Tierra and Inkaterra to The Singular and Four Seasons plus a number of boutique affiliates such as Hotel Sazagua, Legado Mitico, Alto Atacama, Eolo and more.