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Chachapoyas, Peru’s hidden wonder

3 Mar, 2017 | Category: Destinations

Massive exterior stonewall at the fortress of Kuelap.

Chachapoyas is a destination on the rise, which is home to the fortress of Kuelap, one of the most impressive archaeological sites of Peru. Located in the region of Amazonas, in the northern part of the country, it combines history, culture and adventure, all surrounded by beautiful landscapes and an interesting diversity of microclimates, flora and fauna… with its cloud forests filled with bromeliads and orchids, where Andean bears and cocks-of-the-rock inhabit, along with other native species.

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Natural wonders of South America

20 Jun, 2017 | Category: Destinations

Moon Valley, Atacama desert, Chile.

When it comes to the force of nature, there is no doubt that South America truly put on quite a show, displaying it in all sorts of ways. From the Amazon rainforest and some of the tallest and most powerful waterfalls on Earth, to towering granite peaks in the south of Chile and immense salt flats on the Bolivian highlands, this continent really has it all. So, let’s take a look at some of the greatest South American natural wonders!

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Tags: Nature Natural wonders South America Peru Brasil Bolivia Argentina Chile Colombia

First edition of the ‘Beyond - South America SUMMIT, Lima 2017’

13 Jun, 2017 | Category: Communique

¡And we keep growing! This year Condor Travel is turning 40 years old and this important milestone brings along some exciting news. Among these, we are very excited to announce the first edition of our travel agents fair ‘Beyond – South America SUMMIT, Lima 2017’. The event will be held on June 18th-20th at the Westin Hotel in Lima and will count with the presence of around 80 of our main clients and allies. Through this meeting that brings together the main buyers and decision makers of Peru and South America, we are looking to strongly promote tourism at a regional level.

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The Belmond Andean Explorer – South America’s first luxury sleeper train

6 Jun, 2017 | Category: Destinations

The Belmond Andean Explorer

Now, this is the ultimate luxury travel experience! The Belmond Andean Explorer is South America’s first luxury sleeper train. But, as if that’s not already something to look forward to, this train traverses the imposing Peruvian Andes on one of the world’s highest train routes (up to 4,800 meters above sea level) and connects three of the most iconic destinations of the country and the continent. The breathtakingly beautiful scenery along the way is to be enjoyed while being catered for on this beautifully designed train, featuring an observation car, a piano bar, a library, a boutique and sophisticated cabins. And to top things up, this ride also embarks its guests on culinary journey of discovery, with a menu designed by a renowned world-class Chef.

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Tags: Peru The Belmond Andean Explorer Cusco Puno Arequipa Sleeper train Night train Luxury train Luxury travel

Condor Travel is now part of the exclusive luxury travel network Virtuoso®

30 May, 2017 | Category: Communique

May has been full of good news. Without a doubt, one of the most important ones is that Condor Travel has been accepted into the exclusive luxury travel network Virtuoso® for Latin America and the Caribbean. We now are part of its unique portfolio of more than 1,700 preferred suppliers in 100 countries. Virtuoso® is the most important player worldwide when it comes to luxury travel. Being part of this network not only represents new opportunities of growth for Condor Travel, but also new offerings for the clientele.

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Unraveling the traditional charm of Tiradentes

23 May, 2017 | Category: Destinations

Tiradentes, Brazil.

Traveling is all about exploring the diverse angles of a destination. When it comes to Brazil, the images that most commonly come to our minds are those of exotic beaches and colorful vibrant carnival dancers. But there are other hidden gems, places that boast the country’s colonial past. Tiradentes is perhaps one of the most picturesque colonial settlements in the state of Minas Gerais. Travellers get a chance to stroll down a web of charming cobbled stone streets, discovering the many treasures of this cute little 18th-century town, from churches and museums, to squares, fountains and the many examples of colonial architecture that are scattered throughout the place. And making it even more special, Tiradentes is nestled at the foot of the São José mountain range, granting a beautiful backdrop to the already alluring sights.

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Tags: Colonial town Tiradentes Minas Gerais Traditional Brazil Cultural tourism

Puerto Varas: the perfect destination for adventure travel

16 May, 2017 | Category: Destinations

Puerto Varas, Chile.

Puerto Varas is a small and picturesque town with German heritage lying on the shore of Llanquihue lake, surrounded by the imposing snow-capped Osorno and Calbuco volcanoes. The magnificent natural setting in which it sits makes it a paradise for outdoors adventure seekers. Boasting a national park, lakes, rivers, waterfalls, volcanoes and other natural features, this destination invites to explore it by land or water. Most tours include some hiking and sightseeing, but there are plenty of other activities to add, from kayaking and rafting, to rock climbing, horse back riding, zip lining, rappelling, mountain biking and some winter sports like skiing too.

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Interesting facts about Lake Titicaca

9 May, 2017 | Category: Destinations

Lake Titicaca

Taking a tour of Lake Titicaca is most definitely an extraordinary and unforgettable experience. Not only is it a place of breathtaking beauty, but it is also packed with cultural and natural assets, making it into a truly unique setting. Here are some interesting facts about it:

1. According to Incan mythology, this is where the world was created from by god Viracocha and where the first Inca king, Manco Capac, was born. This makes it into a very important place for local communities.

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British Airways temporarily suspends flights to Lima

8 Apr, 2017

Because of low demand for flights in the northern hemisphere winter, British Airways has decided to suspend its service to Lima between October 2017 and March 2018.

The airline has been serving Peru's capital since May 2016, with three flights a week in summer and two flights a week in winter. The flights -using Boeing 777 aircraft and starting from Gatwick Airport in London- will no longer come here during the Peruvian summer (winter in the United Kingdom).

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Rio de Janeiro’s Windsor Atlantica hotel will become a part of the Hilton family

6 Apr, 2017

The emblematic hotel -located at Copacabana beach- has been acquired by the Blackstone real estate group, which has the intention to fully maximize the property’s potential.

As an important part of this transaction, Blackstone has signed an agreement with the Hilton company so that -after a transition period- the hotel can become the Hilton Rio de Janeiro Copacabana. With this, the company hopes to expand its presence in the hotel business branch.

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