South America Premium Experiences
Recent trends and surveys, and the current pandemic situation seem to point to a change in the definition of luxury travel. According to one ongoing survey, more than half of American travelers say they plan to avoid crowded destinations once the bulk of restrictions have eased. Meanwhile, there’s hope that travelers will venture out in more thoughtful and sustainable ways. Places like mass-tourism resorts and packed tourist sites will be much less attractive.”
We think that the value of luxury in the future will focus on a far simpler way of life — one that is closer to the healing power of nature and conservation of resources. One that includes a keen appreciation for the Earth and its planet and animals, as well as support for the nonprofit organizations or responsible ecotourism companies working hard to protect pristine areas or vulnerable species. We want to consider a client’s personal needs and aspirations to guide them in finding their purpose, their legacy, their passions and to add zest to their lives - to help people embark on their journey to greatness however they choose to interpret it…
Many of the properties that we suggest outside of the big cities in South America are focusing on caring for the communities and environments that they directly support through tourism. None of them were created in the first place with the end goal of getting rich - they are small independently run properties that are rooted in welcoming visitors to their unique corners of the world to show them the wonderful people and landscapes they offer, and tourism allows them the financial means to care for their local communities and environments in return. The owners have always been on the path to figure out how to build a more sustainable, compassionate and purposeful travel experience. Travelers who go to these properties leave feeling a deeper connection with their fellow humans and the destinations they came to experience, period. They appreciate the open spaces, nature and human connections they made. And these sort of attributes in travel experiences are going to be as important as ever now, as the world has been forced to slow down and take stock of what really matters in the long run, and separate it from the fluff of excess, though the properties still have the high quality of facilities and services to satisfy discerning travelers.
Perhaps you will want to delve more into the “art of travel”, which includes a more in-depth exploration of areas visited in order to discover magical attributes that often missed when people rush from place to place to see the “highlights”. A lot of these properties offer enough variety of experiences so that you can stay longer in order to enhance your experience. So maybe instead of rushing to 4-5 places on a trip, you can visit 2-3 and get a deeper satisfaction.
Outside of those in the big cities, they are all, by and large, in remote settings, extremely small, offer private services, are in bucket list destinations and dedicated to transformational travel practices that we believe will resonate even more with the post COVID-19 world traveler.