Luxury travel has progressively evolved into a daring exploration of places that awaken emotions; locations that inspire travelers though a connection with local people, natural, treasures, unique cuisine, and traditions. Experienced travelers are today’s explorers, eager to find moments of amazement and discovery trough authentic life enriching experiences.
Adventures enjoy getting immersed in the trails in the Pacoche Humid Forest, surrounded by vast vegetation home to hundreds of different species of animals. Ad we walk through the forest, we can hear the peculiar roar of the howler monkeys, learn about scary tarantulas, or see with awe some of the tiniest frogs in the world.
In the small town of Plie lives a community of artisan weavers, experts in the crafts of toquilla straw hats. They open their houses to our visitors for a mesmerizing cultural experience. Toquilla weaving is an ancient concentration and the involvement of the weaver’s complete body.
Probably a favorite among nature lovers, Isla de la Plata is home to marine birds such as the beloved blue footed boobies, masked boobies, and frigatebirds. Isla de la Plata is also an incredible scuba diving and snorkeling spot where you can easily see giant rays, marine turtles, and whale sharks not too far from the surface. It is not unusual to cruise to Isla de la Plata in the company of humpback whales and playful dolphins who do not shy away from the yacht.
One of the most memorable epicurean experiences happens in the small community of San Miguel de Sarampión where we visit an organic cocoa farm, land of cocoa-producing trees that are over 120 years of age. Their cocoa beans are the purest in the world and our foodie guests will appreciate the artisan chocolate-making class right where the cocoa is grown and harvested, following ancient preparations techniques. We are true believers that food should be enjoyed unforgettable ways.
Andre Robles is an expert in everything South America, his passion for the region and exploring off the beaten path makes his travel writing both useful and interesting. He has written for several mainstream publications and you can read his guides on Ecuador, Peru, the Galapagos Islands and the Amazon. Andre is also an accomplished photographer and has been recognized as one of the best wildlife photographers in the region, his photos have been featured in National Geographic and other journals. As a travel agent Andre specializes in curating unique experiences, crafting tailor made itineraries and helping visitors make the best of their vacation, always putting the experience first