For those who are looking that “middle of nowhere” feeling, we developed the most bespoke camp accommodation, blending style, comfort and natural beauty in the most seamless fashion.
|~ Geo domes and Bell tents accommodation ~|
|~ Fully furnished 19 m2 to 30 m2 ~|
|~ L’Occitane amenities ~|
~ Elegant mountain style decor ~
~ Cozy and charming atmosphere ~
~ Optional interior with wood burner ~
~ Beautifully styled details ~
~ Bespoke camps and full time staff ~
~ Outdoor activities and travel experiences ~
~ Luxury Heli-experiences & Scenic tours ~
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Bettina Torchiana, a member of our MICE Department, with 10 years of experience in the area, tells us about her experience in Atacama Desert: “Remote places are not only far away, they are also an opportunity to re-encounter with life itself”
San Pedro de Atacama is the base for touring the spectacular Atacama Desert, the most arid desert in the world and where dozens of natural attractions makes it the ideal destination for nature lovers.
The Explora Hotel is the perfect combination for those seeking adventure but luxury service as well, which are fully compatible even when our previous ideas makes us think otherwise.
Explora is the true reflection of this, where through unique circuits we can enjoy the natural environment without leaving aside the enjoyment for the excellence in service, the personalized attention, details surprising us at every moment and the exquisite gastronomy.
Do not miss this paradise by the hand of Explora Hotel. I assure you it will be an experience that will remain in your memory.
The Southern Hemisphere provides wonderful opportunities for observing the stars and nowhere more so than in the Coquimbo Region of Chile. For it is here that many international observatories are found because of the remarkably clear atmosphere, the stable climate and the distance from the distraction of city lights.
This also makes it a haven for amateur astronomers who wish to observe the stars from a vantage point second to none in this region. The opportunity to see the magic of the skies unfold before you in one of the few places where you can see up to the eighth magnitude with the naked eye and whose geographical position is such that you can see the centre of the galaxy with ease.
Advance planning before visiting this Region could include a study of the local moon charts before making a reservation in order to avoid the new moon and to study the different constellations according to the seasonal changes. This is also an ideal place to take your own telescope providing a unique opportunity to use your own equipment.
The major scientific observatories have limited daytime visiting times and all need Advance Reservations. El Tololo, Las Campanas and La Silla are the three major scientific observatories in the area among amateurs touristic ones. Bookings have to be done in advance (recommended 3 months prior to visit) in order to get pass collected the day prior to the visit.
The next time you’re in Argentina’s capital, here’s where—and what—to eat.
Travelers have long raved about Buenos Aires’s roster of European cafes and traditional parrillas, the latter of which serves some of the best steaks in the world. But until recently, there wasn’t much culinary diversity to speak of in this otherwise cosmopolitan destination.
In recent years, however, a new generation of restaurants offering flavors from Asia, the Middle East, and various corners of Latin America have added a hearty dose of multiculturalism to the city’s food scene; and local chefs are increasingly showcasing overlooked homegrown ingredients, redefining Argentine cuisine along the way. Adventurous eaters rejoice.
The 15 Best Restaurants in Buenos Aires are:
Roux – www.rouxresto.com
Lusitano – www.restaurantlusitano.com
El Obrero – www.facebook.com/Bodegon-El-Obrero-la-Boca-351714174904982/
Proper – www.properbsas.com.ar
Gran Dabbang – www.grandabbang.com
Sunae Asian Cantina – www.sunaeasiancantina.com
Alo’s Bistro – www.alos.com.ar
Mishiguene – www.mishiguene.com
El Baqueano – www.restoelbaqueano.com
Aramburu – www.arambururesto.com.ar
Elena – www.fourseasons.com/buenosaires/dining/restaurants/elena/
Florería Atlántico – www.floreriaatlantico.com.ar
iLatina – www.ilatinabuenosaires.com
Tomo 1 – www.tomo1.com.ar
La Cabrera – www.lacabrera.com.ar
To find out more about each restaurant, click here.
21% VAT will be reimbursed to foreign visitors on hotel rates in Argentina.
As from January 2, 2017, foreign tourists will be reimbursed the 21% VAT for accommodation. This measure aims at a greater flow of travelers, greater income from foreign exchange and the creation of new jobs.
The estimated impact, after a year of application, is of 95 thousand new tourists, with an income of more than 70 million dollars, and is expected to generate almost 8 thousand new direct and indirect jobs.
“The legislation we are promoting includes all contracts in the area of accommodation of non-resident tourists and includes both direct purchases and via travel agencies. We aim that the entire chain of Argentine tourist value is competitive and of quality, “said Santos.
The VAT refund on accommodation services will be applied to people who can prove their residence abroad by means of their passport or ID card and who pay by a credit card issued abroad or a bank transfer originated outside the boundaries of Argentina.
The hotels and properties must be registered in the AFIP as accommodation services. And the agencies must also be registered and qualified by the National Tourism Ministry.
The VAT rebate proposes the regulation of a system which will improve competitiveness, as foreign tourists will automatically pay a lower rate for the accommodation service in Argentina.
Furthermore, this measure facilitates the inspection, since it is based on the use of electronic invoicing, facilitating the control of the sector by AFIP and covers the whole of the accommodation commercial chain and incorporates the direct purchase by the tourist.
The implementation was registered in the Resolucion Conjunta General 3971 of the Federal Public Revenue Administration and the National Ministry of Tourism.
Thanks to the support of the INPROTUR we are glad to share the success of a great event we organized last November at the Argentinean Embassy in the United Kingdom in London continuing the promotion of Argentina within the British market.
Special guests enjoyed a high-end variety of Argentinean wines of Salentein, Tempus Alba and Casa de Uco wineries, in combination with our traditional “empanadas” and a very intimate live tango performance.