June 2021

Border & vaccine updates | 30th anniversary celebrations | Itineraries, offers and more…

Keeping you in the know…

Travel ready destinations

A world of breathtaking landscapes, iconic wildlife, vibrant cultures and award-winning accommodation awaits. The below is a brief summary of COVID-19 requirements in our destinations of operation in South America.

✅ International borders open

Upon arrival in Ecuador, guests must have one of the following documents to enter the country: a negative COVID-19 antigen or RT-PCR test taken at most three days before arrival, a COVID-19 vaccination certificate or a COVID-19 recovery certificate. Random, rapid antigen tests are being carried out at the airport on guests over 14 years of age. In the case of a positive antigen test, guests will be required to isolate for 10 days at their own expense in government-approved accommodation. Health officials will also check for any COVID-19-related symptoms and carry out antigen tests on them, if necessary. Guests arriving from or who have transited through Brazil could be subject to quarantine for 10 days at their own expense.

⚠️ International borders open with restrictions

Flights from Brazil, South Africa and India are suspended until 15 June 2021, and for guests who have transited through Brazil, South Africa or India in the past 14 days. Upon arrival in Peru, guests may undergo an antigenic test. If negative, they do not require a preventive quarantine. The cost of the test is at the guest’s expense. Guests must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT-PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point; or an antigen test result; or an epidemiological medical discharge certificate. This does not apply to guests younger than 12 years. The test must be uploaded at http://e-notificacion.migraciones.gob.pe/dj-salud/. Guests must complete an “Affidavit of Health and Geolocation Authorization” at http://e-notificacion.migraciones.gob.pe/dj-salud/ 72 hours before departure. Suspension of visa exemptions for nationals of Korea (Rep.) with normal passport. The authorised capacity of the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, located in Cusco, can receive a maximum of 897 visitors per day, a figure that represents 40% of its capacity.

❌ International borders closed until 30 June

Guests are not allowed to enter Chile until 30 June 2021. This does not apply to nationals or residents of Chile. Guests who have been in Brazil during the last 14 days will have to carry out a PCR test at a sanitary residence. Guests could be subject to Coronavirus (COVID-19) test upon arrival.

❌ International borders closed until 11 June

Flights from India, UK, Brazil, Chile and Mexico are suspended until 11 June 2021. This does not apply to nationals or residents of Argentina, non-residents that are spouses, partners with registered partnership, parents, sisters, brothers or children of nationals of Argentina. Guests must sign a digital affidavit to enter the country and must have health insurance to cover any COVID-19 expenses. This does not apply to nationals and residents of Argentina. Guests must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. This does not apply to guests younger than six years old. Guests are subject to a COVID-19 antigen test upon arrival at their own expense. Guests will be subject to seven to 10 days in quarantine.

Limited edition experiences

It’s our anniversary

2021 officially marks 30 years of providing your guests with experiences that go beyond the extraordinary.

And, it’s because you have sent your guests to spend their time with us, that we can also celebrate three decades of giving back time; by making an impact on the land, wildlife and communities of Africa, Asia and South America.

What better way to celebrate, and say thank you, than with a special 30-year limited edition itinerary. There’s no time like the “present”

Our impact journey into South America

1 night Buenos Aires | 4 nights Iberá Wetlands | 1 night Santiago | 4 nights Patagonia | 3 nights Lake District

Immerse yourself in our transformative journey, which traces how &BEYOND exported its 30-year impact model of conservation-led responsible travel from Africa to South America.

An unforgettable 14-day impact journey exploring pioneering wildlife conservation projects aimed at protecting jaguars and pumas, followed by an opportunity to discover the community and sustainability projects at &BEYOND Vira Vira, including a locally inspired farm-to-table foodie adventure like no other. You will be hosted throughout by Les Carlisle&BEYOND’S Group Conservation Legend, who will bring to bear a lifetime of experience as he explains how &BEYOND has exported its Care of the Land, Care of the Wildlife, Care of the People to South America.

*A seat on this journey includes a donation contribution to Fundación Rewilding Argentina

Ecuador

Recent guest feedback received from travels in Ecuador

“My husband and I used &Beyond to tailor our trip to Ecuador (Quito, Galapagos, Cloud Forest) in April 2021. We are certainly happy that we did.

Jose Luis (&Beyond Ecuador Travel Specialist) took all the stress out of coordinating the COVID tests and timing the results for the Galapagos and getting back to the USA as well as helping to plan our trip. He also set us up with the best guide, David. David met us at the airport when we arrived, was with us for two days in Quito, got us to the Galapagos for our cruise, met us when we returned from the Galapagos, got us to the Mashpi Lodge in the Cloud Forest and then back to the hotel for the flight back to the USA.

It was comforting to have the same wonderful guide throughout our stay in Ecuador. David made sure we went to the places that were best suited to our wants as well as those that were safe for us.

Now is the time to go to Ecuador. There are no crowds and the Ecuadorians are happy to have us there. I would highly recommend using &Beyond to plan your trip. It makes it much less stressful and it is great to have everything taken care of.

Lisa Velasco, &Beyond guest

Galápagos vaccination goal within reach

According to the Health Ministry of Ecuador and the Galápagos Governor, 97% of the Galápagos Islands’ eligable population will be vaccinated by the end of June 2021. The vaccination program will keep the residents safe, and your guests can ever more confidently visit the Galápagos, a pristine chain of volcanic islands that make up the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Giant tortoise found in Galápagos, a species considered extinct a century ago

Ecuador has confirmed that a giant tortoise found in 2019 in the Galápagos Islands is a species considered extinct a century ago. The turtle was found two years ago on Fernandina Island, one of the youngest and most pristine in the archipelago, during a joint expedition between the Galápagos National Park and the Galápagos Conservancy.

Peru

New vessel to take maiden voyage on 12 June

Cruise the Peruvian Amazon in ultimate comfort and luxury

The Aqua Nera draws inspiration from the peaceful black water lagoons and tributaries of the Mirrored Forest in the Peruvian Amazon. 20 Design Suites (including four sets of interconnecting suites), feature premium California king size beds, twin bed configuration available, deluxe ensuite bathrooms with dual sinks and spacious walk-in shower plus overhead rainshower. Indulge in natural organic hair and bath amenities, full-length windows to admire the panorama of the Amazon River and Rainforest, comfortable sofas, large double closets with chest of drawers, full air-conditioning, and a music docking station. Tastefully woven into the design are accents and details from the rubber boom era and the colourful cultures of Portugal, Spain and Peru

Save up to USD 2,142 (20% discount) on an Amazon & Machu Picchu itinerary

Your guests will be one of the first to stay on the new Aqua Nera vessel

The journey at a glance

  • From USD 8,568 | Saving of USD 2,142
  • VIEW ITINERARY (limited space available)
  • 2021 departure dates
    • 01, 11, 18 or 25 Oct
    • 29 Nov
    • 13 Dec
  • 1 night Lima (Costa del Sol Wyndham Lima Airport)

Aqua Nera

4 nights | Northern Amazon

RIO SAGRADO

2 nights | SACRED VALLEY

Sanctuary Lodge

1 night | Machu Picchu

Palacio Nazarenas

2 nights | Cusco

With a slightly shorter 3-night stay in the Amazon, same routing and properties

  • From USD 7,382 | Saving of USD 1,846
  • VIEW ITINERARY (limited space available)
  • 2021 departure dates
    • 27 Aug
    • 08 or 29 Oct
    • 12 Nov

Peru for the whole family

1 night Lima | 3 nights Sacred Valley of the Incas | 1 night Machu Picchu | 2 nights Cusco | 2 nights Southern Amazon

Families are going to love this 10-day journey that explores Peru’s signature destinations of Lima, the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco, and the Amazon. Filled to the brim with adventure and opportunities to learn about ancient civilisations, this is a journey that will immerse the young (and the young at heart) in a range of experiences that promises to thrill all the senses.

From USD 5,034 | 09 nights

Chile

The most successful vaccine campaign in South America

An impressive 59% of the Chilean population have already received at least 1 vaccine

Click here to be taken to the source website which is updated daily.

Vira Vira honeymoon offer

Save 50% on one partner’s accommodation

Weddings are expensive, we get it. Which is why we are offering your guests a 50% saving on their romantic honeymoons at &Beyond Vira Vira in Chile’s picturesque Lake District.

Who says the honeymoon phase doesn’t last? Great news for all your guests that were married between 01 Mar 2020 and 31 Dec 2021 — we have now extended the honeymoon offer so that their postponed honeymoons can still happen (for travel before 15 Dec 2022).

The ultimate honeymoon in Chile

A romantic journey that immerses you in spectacular landscapes, intrepid adventure, delectable farm-to-table cuisine, exquisite natural wonders and the beauty of sharing it all together

Embark on an unforgettable 10-day journey through Chile’s most contrasting landscapes with your loved one. Be captivated by Chile’s Wine Country, Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia and the Lake District and create memories that will last a lifetime.

09 Days, 08 Nights | From USD 7,320

Chile revealed offer reminder

Stay longer for less

Your guests can save 15% on our Chile revealed offer, when booking a minimum of 3 nights on a full experience programme at &Beyond Vira Vira and combining it with 3 nights in either the Atacama Desert, Easter Island, the Wine Country, the Lake District or Patagonia on the same itinerary.

But wait, there’s more…

When using this offer, they will also receive a 15% discount on their stay at The Singular Santiago (one or more nights on a Bed & Breakfast basis).

Argentina

Jaguar Reintroduction Project

Jaguar reclaim their place in Argentina’s Iberá Wetlands after an absence of over 70 years

Conservation Collaborations

It’s been 70 years since jaguar graced Argentina’s Iberá Wetlands. Now they’re back! A major milestone in a ten-year global collaboration led by Fundación Rewilding Argentina. Watch as the four-month-old cubs and their mother step into a new life beyond the boundaries of the Jaguar Reintroduction Centre. Together, we’re leaving our world a better place.

Rewilding jaguars in Argentina

Sebastián Di Martino from Rewilding Argentina describes the six-year process that led to the release of the animals, speaking about the threats and the challenges faced, as well as the lessons learned from conservation and translocation projects in Africa.

 

Leaving our world a better place for years

Discover the impact legacy that your travel with &BEYOND is driving. Just as the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals have been a touchstone for our Vision 2020 group-operation sustainability audits, so they continue to guide and underpin our ambitiously scaled Vision 2030 goals.