Hotel Spotlight: Aqua Expeditions, Amazon Cruise

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Explore the Amazon in the utmost comfort with Aqua Expeditions! Unlike other commercial cruise ships, the Aqua Amazon can host up to 24 guests plus the crew and feel spacious and indulgent but completely intimate at the same time. Large windows face the Amazon River, boasting the most incredible views. One of Latin America’s most acclaimed young chefs, Pedro Miguel Schiaffino, will provide you with delicious Amazonia gourmet dining. Aqua Amazon has 7, 4 or 3 night excursions available to suite your needs.



Question: Why should I book with Aqua Expeditions?
Answer: Aqua Expeditions pioneered the concept of ultra-luxurious small ship cruises on the Peruvian stretch of the Amazon River. Our first ship, the Aqua Amazon immediately began to sell out, as word spread about the possibility to enjoy supremely luxurious accommodations and fine dining while exploring some of the most remote, wildlife rich areas of the Amazon River. Beyond building this stylish and safe cruising vessel, founder Francesco Galli Zugaro identified local guides who knew every animal, bird and tree of the Amazon jungle—most had grown up there. These Aqua Expeditions guides provide life changing travel and educational experiences for our guests. His success was so great that almost immediately he began construction on a second boat, the Aria Amazon, which also sails the Amazon.



“Nature takes care of the lighting on our generous outdoor deck on the Aqua Amazon, with plenty of invigorating sunshine for those who wish to soak it up on cushioned loungers during the day, to after dusk when stars fill the Peruvian sky. Guests seeking fresh Amazonia air without sun exposure will find plenty of space and comfortable seating under our expansive awning.”



Want to explore the Amazon River in luxury? Let’s chat and start planning your dream cruise!



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Hotel Spotlight: Uxua Casa Hotel & Spa, Brazil

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The Uxua Casa Hotel & Spa is a luxurious hotel on the coast of Brazil.  The hotel is set just outside the incredibly chic town of Trancoso. “The casas were created by designer Wilbert Das in collaboration with local artisans using traditional building methods, reclaimed materials, and Brazilian antiques and art. The design blends rustic elements with contemporary comfort and roominess, and fuses in an innovative way indoor and outdoor living spaces to take advantage of a year-round, tropical climate.” Two restaurants specialize in traditional Bahian cuisine, and Uxua offers a beautiful spa, gym, a unique swimming pool of healing aventurine crystals, and a beach lounge created from old fishing boats.























Isn’t this resort incredible?!  Such a great spot for couples wanting something a bit off the beaten path for their honeymoon. Email me to start planning your next vacation!



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Hotel das Cataratas Iguassu Falls, Brazil

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The Hotel das Cataratas is situated right in the middle of Iguassu Falls national park in Brazil, home to one of the largest collections of waterfalls in the world, encompassing three countries. This luxurious resort provides the perfect honeymoon getaway to experience this world wonder!

Couples have the option to play tennis, swim in beautiful pools, dine in amazing restaurants or get massages and facials in the world class spa. The wonderful concierge can also book you anything from whitewater rafting to a tour of the park. And even a boat ride into the falls!

Couples that book their honeymoon through Ever After Honeymoons receive complimentary private airport transportation as well as early morning access into the park before it is open to the public. If you’re looking to book your honeymoon adventure to Iguassu Falls, send me an email!

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Tierra Patagonia

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After our stay in Atacama we flew down to Patagonia, and stayed at Tierra Patagonia.  I had talked to a lot of people that had been to Patagonia so I knew it would be really beautiful, but I really had no idea just how incredible this region really is!  Patagonia might just be the most gorgeous place on earth.

I could not have loved Tierra Patagonia any more!  The hotel has such a unique and modern design.  The service is really good, and all of the food and drinks are excellent.  It was fun to be really active during the day, then come back to the hotel and have a really good dinner.

Tierra Patagonia is located right on a lake, and every room has great views.  We arrived at night, so the next morning I opened my window to this view.  WOW!

Tierra Patagonia includes all meals, beverages, and excursions every day.  So on the first morning we talked to a few guides to plane out our next few days there.  The first day we did the Cornices hike.  The view from the top was amazing!!

We went back to the hotel and had a wonderful lunch, and then went on a really fun horseback ride.  I could never get sick of the views!

The next day we drove around the Torres del Paine National Park.  I loved how different the colors of all of the lakes are.

Then we went on a boat trip to Lago Grey to see the glaciers.  Oh my gosh, this was so incredible!

The next morning we went on the Hunters Trail hike, and saw lots of animals, including guanacos, foxes, and condors.

The last afternoon I got a massage and relaxed at the spa.  Pretty good decision if I do say so myself!  I loved the Jacuzzi outside!

Tierra Patagonia is the perfect honeymoon destination for a couple that is really active and looking for a unique experience together.  You can combine a stay in Patagonia with many other great spots in South America.

Contact us if you are interested in staying at Tierra Patagonia for your honeymoon!

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Tierra Atacama

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The absolute best part of my job are the amazing travel opportunities that I get.  I was recently asked to go on a trip to Chile, and I could not have said yes any faster!  This was my first trip to South America, but certainly not my last!

Our first stop was Tierra Atacama, in the Atacama Desert in Northern Chile.  This is a luxury adventure lodge, which includes all meals, drinks, and daily activities.  Let me be clear- I am definitely not an adventure traveler.  But it was so fun to have such a new and different travel experience, and to stay in such a beautiful destination!

I did SO much in the few days I was in Atacama!  When you arrive at Tierra Atacama, a guide goes over all of the options of excursions available and makes recommendations based on your fitness level and what you are interested in.

The first day we went to the Salt Mountains and to Moon Valley.  So beautiful!  And yes, that is salt not snow!

That afternoon we did a long bike ride to Cejar Lagoon, where you float in the salt lagoon.  It was such a crazy feeling floating in the lagoon, and not even being able to put your arms or legs down into the water!

The next morning we got up early to see the Tatio Geysers, and then had breakfast just after sunrise.  Such a beautiful experience!

 That afternoon I relaxed at their amazing pool- just look at that view! 

I really enjoyed the hotel.  It has really modern design and every suite has an outdoor shower with great views.  The food was amazing as well, with menus that changed daily.  It was really fun to be active during the day, and then have wine and a wonderful dinner each evening.  It was a true luxury, adventure experience.

I would highly recommend a stay at Tierra Atacama for couples that are really active and looking to do something different.  This destination can be paired with many other places in South America as well.

Next up- my adventure continues at Tierra Patagonia!

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