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Charming Hosts and One-of-a-kind Places

Charming Hosts and One-of-a-kind Places
This three-time alumni couple just came back from a custom Best of Patagonia trip with an enchanting extension at Iguazu Falls. From boating along-side glaciers around Torres del Paine, to local, traditional family barbeques on the Pampa in El Calafate, to exploring the urban splendors of the ‘Paris of the South’ in Buenos Aires and finally to the steamy jungles surrounding Iguazu, hear some of their stories and favorite memories from their adventure below! “It seemed to take forever to get to Punta Arenas from Portland....you really are at the bottom of the world (almost)! Both of the Singular Santiago and Singular Patagonia hotels were very nice and the ground arrangements worked very well. The Santiago guide was very good and even helped us at the airport to get checked in. We have been very fortunate to have wonderful weather and no rain for over three weeks! The Singular Patagonia is...
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An Interview With Radheesh, Founder of Leopard Trails Tented Camp

An Interview With Radheesh, Founder of Leopard Trails Tented Camp
Mr. Radheesh Sellamuttu, Managing Director of Leopard Trails. Radheesh recognized from a young age the phenomenal wildlife biodiversity of his country Sri Lanka. Inspired by the golden era of British explorers of early 19th century wild Ceylon, Radheesh left his business career to start designing adventure trips in Sri Lanka. His company, Leopard Trails tented safaris, allows a modern wildlife experience in “spectacular solitude and soothing comfort.”  What do we need to know about Radheesh Sellamuttu? I went to boarding school in Australia and completed my schooling in Sri Lanka. Academic excellence was important to me growing up. I have a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science from Imperial College London. My post-graduate qualifications and professional experience are in finance. I am passionate about wildlife, trading stocks, cooking Sri Lankan food, and spending money on experiences! How did you start Leopard Trails? Being immersed in the nocturnal noises of...
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A Seamless, Comprehensive Adventure to the End of the World

A Seamless, Comprehensive Adventure to the End of the World
This Wild couple came to us after having already purchased their tickets to Chile and Argentina. They had an idea of the places that they wanted to see and asked us to put it all together for them as a single, seamless, comprehensive adventure. Read on to hear their thoughts on El Calafate and Ushuaia in Patagonia as well as Buenos Aires, Uruguay and Easter Island.   “Friends used you in the past and when we had some thoughts about this potential trip and where to go and you nicely strung our destinations of interest together with excursions and accommodations. Easter Island was unique and all the Argentina venues were excellent and different. We had 4 main guides --Pilar in El Calafate, Jessica in Ushuaia, Ana in Buenos Aires and Lauda in Colonia, Uruguay. All were excellent, professional and well informed. Every place was so different and provided excellent opportunities to meet...
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Mother-Daughter Duo Conquer Patagonia!

Mother-Daughter Duo Conquer Patagonia!
This mother-daughter duo just returned from a custom Hikers Patagonia Adventure in Torres del Paine National Park, Chile and the Fitz Roy area in Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina. Below they share some of their thoughts, highlights and advice from the trip.    "We totally loved our trip! Our hikes with Explora in Torres del Paine and later in El Chalten were terrific! Actually, all of our hiking experiences were outstanding. Perito Moreno and the penguins were awesome too.   Explora was magic and we loved everything about the experience there. Great food, great room with that insane view, great guides, great hikes. It cost a lot but we loved the easy access to everything from there right in the park.   We loved El Chalten. It has a lovely feel to it (a bit like Banff Alberta!). Chalten Suites was lovely—we loved the family owned aspect of it. They gave...
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I Found Colors in India That I'd Never Seen Before in the Rainbow of Places I've Been To!

I Found Colors in India That I'd Never Seen Before in the Rainbow of Places I've Been To!
Guest review from a custom trip to India: "Better than one in six people on our planet live in India, and four in a hundred live in the U.S. Yet India's conditions are considered extreme, in spite of the fact that as a proportion of the total population they are quite common. I simply wanted to experience the other end of the spectrum of humanity, and though I'm a fairly experienced traveler, I found colors in India that I'd never seen before in the rainbow of places I've been to." Mike and Nani Manning spent 3 weeks exploring India on a custom itinerary that took them from the sands of Rajasthan to the banks of the river Ganges to the foothills of the Himalayas. Their trip was initially inspired by the food trail taken by celeb food critic Anthony Bourdain but quickly morphed into a trip encompassing desert palaces, city walks,...
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