Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Helicopter flights over the Andes, Sossus Under Canvas takes shape and Uganda e-visa update

 Travelers can get a bird's-eye perspective of the Andes with Tropic Ecuador's
new helicopter 'overflight' adventures!

What's happening this week in the Kusini Collection:

Helicopter flights give Tropic travelers a condor's-eye
 view of the Andes 
Tropic Ecuador: Ecuador has some of the world's most incredible mountain scenery. It's amazing to see on foot, horseback or mountain bike, but a whole different story from the air. Tropic Ecuador is incredibly excited to offer new helicopter adventures for your travelers! Their four new helicopter 'overflight' adventures give your clients a birds-eye view of the Andes, tumbling waterfalls, and beautiful Quito. Flights range in length from 35 to 89 minutes, and programs include return transfers from Quito hotels to the helipad. Contact Andrea for additional information or to book.

VIDEO: Escape to Baja for a moment 
Todos Santos Eco Adventures: There's no shortage of people who have fallen head-over-heels for Baja California Sur. The latest to be enchanted by its magic is Matador Network. They naturally cite Todos Santos Eco Adventures' Camp Cecil among their top choices of lodgings, citing the luxury tents and experiences on offer, as well as the fabulous meals and happy hours made possible by the camp's resident chef. They even have a short video to give travelers an idea of what a visit looks like. We expect the more than 6 million views it's gotten has put Camp Cecil on many travel lists! Tad is on his way to Baja just now, so stay tuned to Instagram for photos during his trip.

There's a universe to explore below the surface of the
Indian Ocean
The Manta Resort: CNN Travel recently featured Zanzibar's Spice Islands among their best beaches. When talking about Pemba, the quieter neighbor of Unguja (aka Zanzibar Island), they nailed it. "...and this is part of what makes Pemba a truly tropical paradise -- its astonishing underwater seascapes and prolific, brilliantly colored marine life...". The Manta Resort has tirelessly worked to protect the beautiful reef and underwater life around Pemba Island, leaving an intact marine paradise for travelers to mindfully explore, whether by snorkeling, diving or lounging in the bedroom of the famous Underwater Room!
First fitting of the new tents, then back to the tailors
for adjustments.
Ultimate Safaris: We couldn't be more excited to watch Ultimate Safaris' new Sossus Under Canvas camp taking shape! The camp is being built largely out of recycled materials, and Ultimate has had customized tents designed to their specifications, even taking climatic conditions into account. The 8 tent camp (with 2 family tents!) opens April 1 and is bookable on an exclusive basis. Bookings are currently open for the Apr - Nov season and require a 2 night minimum, though we recommend three. There is a stay 6/pay 5 offer when combining Sossus and //Huab Under Canvas!

Xandary is the perfect spot to dive into nature on arrival in
Costa Rica
Costa Rica Sun Tours: Costa Rica Sun Tours sales manager Jos√© Carlos recently stayed at Xandary Plantation, reaffirming that the property is a beautiful choice for a first or last night's stay in Costa Rica. Between the fantastic, personable service, exotic gardens and thoughtfully appointed villas, it's the perfect way to ease in or (less easily!) out of a visit to Costa Rica. It is proximate to coffee plantations for those that are interested, but also offers its own attractions, including organic gardens, waterfalls, hiking trails, bird watching and absolutely perfect weather (no a/c required!). The delicious restaurant and incredible views don't hurt either.

We'd happily jump through hoops to visit Uganda, but
fortunately it's easy to get an e-visa
Classic Africa Safaris: Classic Africa Safaris has informed us that it is best for visitors to Uganda to apply for their visas online prior to travel, as it is expected that visas on arrival will cease to be offered later this year. Uganda's e-visa program has been operational for almost two years, and is running smoothly. The application process is simple. Uganda travelers applying for a visa will need a copy of their passport, a recent passport-sized photo and a copy of their yellow fever vaccination certificate. Travelers applying for an East Africa tourist visa (covering Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya) must provide all of the aforementioned, plus a copy of their itinerary and evidence of a return ticket.

Maya Trails offer pretty much every transportation option
you can think of
Maya Trails: Did you know that Maya Trails owns the Hertz franchise in Guatemala? This means they have a consistently new and excellent fleet of vehicles, from smaller SUVs for FITs, to larger Sprinter-like vans for groups. Your clients visiting Guatemala will visit sites like Lake Atitlan, Antigua and Chichicastenango in comfort and style. For travelers looking for something uber-exclusive, or who want to cover a lot of ground in a small amount of time, Maya Trails also offer helicopter transfers. Contact Adriana to discuss options for your travelers.

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