w h y t r av e l w i t h k e r & d ow n e y
the heart of the matter when traveling with Ker & Downey is more than just travel in the form of luxury and style: it’s all about those little ineffable moments, beholding the beauty of the world the way you always imagined. These experiential moments—a breath of fresh mountain air, the rush of adrenaline, the peace of a calm beach, the taste of a new cuisine— whatever it may be for you, you’ll know it when you experience it. And it comes standard on every Ker & Downey journey.
THE k ER & d OWNEY DI F F EREN C E
The Ker & Downey difference is in the details. It’s the guide that meets you at the aircraft door to carry your bags and assist you with your papers through customs. It’s the comprehensive final documents you get to put you at ease knowing your journey ahead has been completely prepared for. It’s the smile from your friendly driver, a chilled bottle of water, amazing culinary experiences, choice wines at dinner, and a whiteglove service always available to you. But most of all, the Ker & Downey difference is in its dedication to hand-crafting the perfect journey for you: it’s the unheardof experiences the world has left to offer, the remote destinations now within your reach, and the cultural interactions you’ll no doubt remember for a lifetime. All this is the world of Ker & Downey. It’s private, experiential, luxury travel at its very best.
the world of
africa east pg. 16
africa southern pg. 18
north africa middle east
asia pg. 22
north america p g . 24
latin america pg. 26
europe northern & Western pg. 28
europe eastern & Southern pg. 30
south pacific pg. 32
giving back pg. 34
ta k i n g a i r to n e w h e i g h t s When reserving your custom land arrangements with Ker & Downey, please ask about our incredible airfare rates. Our experts partner with the best to ensure a comfortable and luxurious journey in transit. Forget the hassles: obtain premium seating at great rates, accrue mileage where available, and get the peace-of-mind of lenient cancellation policies.
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Vot e d to t h e T r av e l + L e i s u r e â€™ s
Wo r l d â€™ s B e s t Awa r d s since 2009
Ranked #1 in 2015 Experience the best safaris in the world with Ker & Downey. Amazing wildlife encounters can be found not only in Africa, but in every corner of our world.
u lt i m a t e t a n z a n i a 1 4 D A Y S / 1 3 N I G HTS S u gg e st e d j o u r n e y at a gl a n c e
Arusha | Legendary Lodge
Lake Manyara National Park | Little Chem Chem
Tarangire National Park | Chem Chem Safari Lodge
Serengeti National Park | Mwiba Lodge
day 9-10: Serengeti National Park | Singita Explore Mobile Tented Camp day 11-14: Serengeti National Park | Singita Faru Faru Lodge
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INTO THE R WANDA W ILD 1 0 D A Y S / 9 N I G HTS S u gg e st e d j o u r n e y at a gl a n c e
Kigali | Kigali Serena Hotel
Nyungwe Forest National Park Nyungwe Forest Lodge
Lake Kivu | Cormoran Lodge
Volcanoes National Park Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge
day 9-10: Kigali | Kigali Serena Hotel
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S o u t h Af r i c a H o n e y m o o n 1 0 D A Y S / 9 N I G HTS S u gg e st e d j o u r n e y at a gl a n c e
Sabi Sand Reserve | Singita Boulders Lodge
Eastern Cape | Kariega Settlers Drift
day 7-10: Cape Town | Ellerman House
ON SA FARI IN SOUTHERN A F RICA 1 3 D A Y S / 1 2 N I G HTS S u gg e st e d j o u r n e y at a gl a n c e
Johannesburg | The Saxon
Okavango Delta | Shinde
Victoria Falls | Royal Chundu
Thornybush Game Reserve | Royal Malewane day 10-13: Cape Town | Cape Grace
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AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK SA FARI 1 5 D A Y S / 1 4 N I G HTS S u gg e st e d j o u r n e y at a gl a n c e
blue mountains Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley
Kangaroo Island | Southern Ocean Lodge
Uluru | Longitude 131°
Arnhem Land Davidson’s Arnhemland Safaris
Kakadu | Bamurru Plains
Kimberley | El Questro
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W ILD BORNEO BY HELICO P TER 8 D A Y S / 7 N I G HTS S u gg e st e d j o u r n e y at a gl a n c e
Kinabatangan River | Sukau Rainforest Lodge
Danum Valley | Borneo Rainforest Lodge
Mataking Island | Reef Dive Resort at Mataking Island
Kota Kinabalu | Gaya Island Resort
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E c u a d o r S a fa r i : G a l a pag o s & M a s h p i R e s e r v e
1 3 D A Y S / 1 2 N I G HTS S u gg e st e d j o u r n e y at a gl a n c e
Quito | Casa Gangotena
Galapagos | Galapagos Safari Camp
Cuenca | MansiĂ“n AlcĂ zar
Otavalo | Hacienda Zuleta
Quito | Casa Gangotena
Mashpi Reserve | Mashpi lodge
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SCENIC MARVELS O F THE W EST 9 D A Y S / 8 N I G HTS S u gg e st e d j o u r n e y at a gl a n c e
day 1-4: Jackson Hole | Four Seasons Jackson Hole day 5:
Big Sky | Summit at Big Sky
day 6-9: Philipsburg | The Ranch at Rock Creek
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WONDERS O F INDIA 1 4 D A Y S / 1 3 N I G HTS S u gg e st e d j o u r n e y at a gl a n c e
Mumbai | Taj Mahal Palace & Tower
Pench | Baghvan Jungle Lodge
Kanha | Banjaar Tola Kanha Tented Camp
Bandhavgarh | Mahua Kothi Jungle Lodge
Panna National Park Pashan Garh Panna Wilderness Lodge
Delhi Oberoi | Hotel New Delhi
Agra | Oberoi Hotel Amarvilas
day 13-14: Delhi | Oberoi Hotel Gurgaon
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e t h i o pi a
Rwa n d a
K e n ya
S e yc h e ll e s
M a dag as c a r
Ta n z a n i a
Ug a n d a
ethiopia Interact with the Mursi, Hamer, and Karo locals in Omo Valley, the home of 18 diverse tribes.
s e yc h e l l e s Privately-led boating, snorkeling, and diving excursions help you surrender to the carefree beach state-of-mind.
Rwa n da Embark on an unforgettable gorilla trekking experience in Volcanoes National Park.
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K e n ya
M a dag a s c a r
Observe the Great Migration from the edge of the Rift Valley, staying in the safari-chic Angama Mara luxury camp.
Canoe out to the Lemur Island sanctuary to track lemurs through the jungle.
Ta n z a n i a The Selous Game Reserve is a world-renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site noted for its variety of wildlife safari activities.
B o t s wa n a
S o u t h Af r ic a
M oz a m b i q u e
M o z a m biq u e
Z a m bi a
N a m ibi a
Zi m b a bw e
Sail the Indian ocean in an authentic Arabian dhow.
south africa At Ellerman House, sample rare vintages of Dom Perignon in the private Champagne Cellar.
namibia From luxury chalets in far-flung locations, private guides take you into Himba lands for authentic interactions. 18 ker & downey
b ot swa n a Ride a mokoro over the Okavango Deltaâ€™s waters.
zambia Experience the majestic view of Victoria Falls from a lookout point, or via private helicopter.
zimbabwe Watch the wildlife from a canoe safari along the Zambezi River.
zimbabwe Watch the wildlife from a canoe safari along the Zambezi River.
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north africa & middle ea st
Q ata r
J o r da n
E m i r at e s
M o r o cc o
oman Paragliding over the Musandam Peninsula into the Six Senses Zighy Bay resort.
U n i t e d A r a b E m i r at e s Take a desert wildlife safari through the sands in a vintage Land Rover to see falconry demonstrations.
israel Visit ancient archaeology digs at Beit Shean and Beit Guvrin. 20 ker & downey
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Bring your camera on a street art and graffiti tour of Tel Aviv.
Private felucca ride to Elephantine and Kitchenerâ€™s Island on the Nile River.
J ORDAN Overnight in Wadi Rum and have breakfast with a local Bedouin.
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B h u ta n
Si n g a p o r e
C a m b o di a
M a l ay s i a
s o u t h ko r e a
M a ldiv e s
I n di a
M o n g o li a
T h a il a n d
Mya n m a r
J a pa n
N e pa l
U z b e ki s ta n
K a z a k h s ta n
P h ilippi n e s
india Private hot air balloon ride over palaces and forts.
cambodia The countryâ€™s sacred temples open up for a candlelight private dinner, just for you and your traveling companions.
india Zip through vibrant Old Delhi on your own guided excursion by private rickshaw.
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ja pa n
m a l ays i a
In Tokyo, learn the tricks of the culinary trade from a Michelin-honored chef.
Watch for endangered species like the pygmy elephant and Bornean gibbon with a wildlife expert in the hidden jungles of Borneo.
thailand Bangkok comes to life at night, and your private guide helps you find the best food, drinks, and market shopping.
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Un ited States
h awa i i Learn to surf on Oahuâ€™s famous North Shore.
a r i zo n a Embark on a private guided drive and hike along the Grand Canyon South Rim.
n e w yo r k Take a private helicopter tour over New York City.
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new orleans Mix cocktails in New Orleans with a celebrity bartender.
nashville Visit RCA Studio B, where stars like Dolly Parton and Elvis once recorded their hit albums.
Alaska Embark on bear viewing excursions along the Katmai Coast. ker & downey 25
Nic a r a g u a
B e li z e
Ec u a d o r &
Pa n a m a
B r a z il
C h il e
G a l a pa g o s
U r u g u ay
C o l o m bi a
C o s ta Ric a
G u at e m a l a
peru Connect to the soul of the Sacred Valley in luxury: the pure air and spirit of the ancient area is enhanced by a private villa and personal yoga instructor.
co lo m b i a Charter a luxury skippered yacht along the Caribbean coast of Colombia to see the countryâ€™s many colonial jewels.
cuba Enjoy a chauffeured drive along Havanaâ€™s Malecon in a classic car before visiting a Cuban garage to see how these old cars are restored and repaired.
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argentina Partake in a private tango class before being whisked away to a secret locals-only milonga in Buenos Aires.
u r u g uay Discover the complexities of Uruguayâ€™s finest olive oils with a private visit, tasting, and harvest activity at Colinas de GarzĂłn.
g uat e m a l a Soar in a private helicopter to a hidden Mayan archaeological site for an exclusive glimpse with the chief excavator.
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northern & Western
europe n o r way Board a private sailboat for a stunning, personalized safari through the Arctic Circle.
Gr een la n d
n ether la n ds
I cela n d
den ma r k
I r ela n d
scotla n d
en gl a n d
Switzer la n d
fi n la n d
Lithua n ia
Fr a n ce
Ger ma n y
iceland Set out on a private quad bike tour amid the beautiful volcanic landscapes of southern Iceland.
S cot l a n d Escape to an exclusive, invitation-only Highlands castle for a charming, countryside stay at one of the most prestigious private clubs in the world. 28 ker & downey
sw i t z e r l a n d Travel to an authentic alpine chalet near Gstaad for a private cheese making experience with a local farmer.
france Indulge in a wine and history-laden journey through the Canal du Midi aboard your personal river barge, a vessel commissioned by the Sun King Louis XIV himself.
s pa i n Participate in a private printing and plaster casting workshop, then enjoy a gourmet lunch and private flamenco show at the illustrious Royal Academy of the Arts of San Fernando. ker & downey 29
eastern & Southern
a lb a n ia
r oma n ia
a r men ia
Azer ba ija n
hun ga ry
B osn ia &
I ta ly
slova ki a
Her zegovi n a
bulg a r ia
Mon ten egr o
pola n d
czech r epublic
ukr a in e
Greece Discover the prettiest harbors, quietest beaches, and the best off-thebeaten-path snorkeling waters of Mykonos from your private boat.
I ta ly Set out with a personal shopper to Milanâ€™s most prestigious ateliers' storefronts.
Russia Go behind the curtain at St. Petersburgâ€™s legendary Mariinsky Theatre. 30 ker & downey
Romania Experience the infamous Bran Castle of Dracula with a private, after-hours dinner inside the imposing castle walls.
Georgia Bathe in the waters that give Tbilisi its name in a VIP room at a centuries-old bath house.
M a lta Pair your stay in an exclusive-use palazzo with a private tour and organ recital at St. Johnâ€™s Co-Cathedral. ker & downey 31
Austr a lia Fij i Fr en ch Polyn esia
au s t r a l i a Explore the sights of Sydney from your own private yacht.
New Zea la n d Pa pua New Guin ea
new zealand Catch wild trout while flyfishing from exclusive Huka Lodge.
AUSTRALIA Have dinner at Table 131Â° at sunset and watch the changing colors of Ayers Rock as day turns to night.
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AUSTRALIA Discover Daintree National Park, the worldâ€™s oldest rainforest, with a skilled aboriginal guide.
new zealand Join a golf pro and take a private technical lesson at Kauri Cliffs.
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giving back T r av e l t h at giv e s back across th e glo be
botswa n a ca mbodia ecua dor south a fr ica uga n da
south africa Grootbos Private Nature Reserve trains people from local communities and finds work for them in fynbos landscaping and horticulture. A tree is planted in Grootbosâ€™ Ker & Downey Forest for each of our clients traveling to South Africa.
east africa Through annual mission trips, Ker & Downey provides thousands of blood tests and doctor's visits and distributes clothing and supplies, including thousands of mosquito nets.
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b ot swa n a For each booking Ker & Downey contributes to the Rhinos Without Borders initiative. This project aims to translocate 100 rhinos from South Africa, where poaching is increasing at an alarming rate, to the comparative safety of neighboring Botswana.
w i l da i d WildAid uses its global reach to educate consumers on the severe impact of products made from animals to endangered populations and encourages change with a simple message: “When the buying stops, the killing can, too.” Ker & Downey supports their mission as a sponsor of their exclusive stateside events.
cambodia Dedicated to the education and enrichment of Cambodia’s youth, a network of schools supported by donations from Ker & Downey travelers provides Khmer language books, English classes, and school supplies for rural communities across Cambodia.
e c ua d o r Galo Plaza Lasso Foundation, administered by Hacienda Zuleta, promotes conservation and education in the local community through traditional arts. For every client traveling to Ecuador, Ker & Downey contributes to the community library project. ker & downey 35