November 2021

Now that Chile and Argentina’s borders are open, we have spectacular new travel ideas to entice your guests to these dynamic destinations and more…

Keeping you in the know…

Chile and Argentina | Festive Season Availability| &Beyond Vira Vira | Limited-edition itineraries | New Product

 

It’s summertime in South America, the ideal opportunity for your guests to escape the cold of the northern hemisphere and experience the continent’s warm weather and breathtaking sun-drenched landscapes. What’s even better is that Argentina and Chile’s borders have opened, and this exceptional land of contrasts is ready and waiting for your guest to explore.

Chile and Argentina’s Borders Open

Chile Borders Open

After a successful vaccination drive that has seen Chile rank #3 globally, for the most fully vaccinated population; the country has opened its borders as of 01 November 2021.

What you need to know
  • Guests travelling to Chile, as of 01 November 2021, will not need to quarantine upon arrival. However, they will need to take a PCR test (no additional cost) at the airport upon arrival and wait for the result at their chosen hotel before continuing their journey. Therefore, booking a 1-night stay in Santiago is advisable.
  • Guests travelling to Chile that are fully vaccinated will need to validate their vaccination scheme on this website. The process could take up to four weeks, so registration in advance is highly recommended.
  • Download a step-by-step guide on how to validate your vaccination – here
  • Guests must have travel insurance to cover COVID-19 expenses, with a minimum coverage of USD 30,000.
  • Guests arriving to Southern Patagonia must show a Negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test 72 hours prior to boarding or an negative Antigen test taken in an establishment authorized by the health authority in a period not exceeding 48 hours prior to boarding.
  • Once leaving Chile, &Beyond Chile can arrange a COVID-19 RT-PCR or antigen test in our Vira Vira Lodge or Santiago, if required to travel back home or next destination.
  • In addition to the above, &Beyond Chile will be able to assist with PCR testing before your guests leave for their next destination

 

Argentina’s Borders Open
What you need to know
  • Guests entering Argentina will need to present the following:
  • Complete vaccination schedule, with the last application date at least 14 days prior to arrival in the country.
  • Negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test 72 hours prior to arrival
  • Minors under 18 years old are exempted of quarantine and PCR tests on the seventh day
  • Non-resident adult foreigners without a complete vaccination scheme will not be able to enter the country
  • Guests must complete an Affidavit – here
  • Guests must have travel insurance to cover COVID-19 expenses

&Beyond Vira Vira has been welcoming back guests since 15 September 2021

Our guest feedback scores have been impressive (as always), and the team are well versed in the required COVID safety protocols.

Relax and recharge

The lodge is perfectly situated within a picturesque estate, complete with green fields, towering trees, natural lagoons and flowing rivers, with sensational views of the Villarica Volcano

Farm-to-table dining

The grounds include an on-site working farm, organic vegetable garden and modern cheese factory

Home from home comfort

Warm, spacious, and all with beautiful outlooks, you have a choice of six suites, 12 villas and a five-bedroom sole-use Hacienda

Unique summer experiences
  • Feeling adventurous? Then Vira Vira’s heli-fishing, heli-biking, or a heli excursion to hidden glaciers in Northern Patagonia is a must-do
  • Something cultural? Don’t miss our Mapuche cultural experience
  • Something gentle? The birdwatching is exceptional or you could opt for a gentle drift down the Liucura River
  • Guided hiking? Horseback riding? The perfect way to explore these breathtaking surrounds – there are trekking options in the surrounding national parks or even up Villarrica Volcano (active but safe!) – not to mention horseback riding or mountain biking excursions

Last-minute Festive Season Availability

With borders having just re-opened in most of the countries we operate in, there’s still time to book your guests a stay during the summer season. Be sure to take advantage of this quieter period and offer your guests the exclusivity of sought-after properties, in what would ordinarily be the high season.

Contact us for any last minute requests and availability at &Beyond Vira Vira and other properties

Here are our recommendations of itineraries to inspire:

ARGENTINA FOR THE SUMMER 2021

Spend 8-nights explore some of Argentina’s most iconic regions. Guests will travel in style to view the Iguazú Falls, Buenos Aires, and beautiful Bariloche.

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FESTIVE CHILE 2021

Discover some of Chile’s most breathtaking destinations such as Patagonia, the Atacama Desert and it famous Wine Country on a 9-night adventure.

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PERU FOR DECEMBER 2021

Entice your guests with this 9-night special in Peru over the December period. Guests will stay aboard an Amazon River cruise ship, embark on a series of activities in the Sacred Valley, discover the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu and delight in the many wonders of Cusco.

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PERU FOR THE NEW YEAR 2022

Get your guests to ring in the new year in the awe-inspiring country of Peru. This 8-night adventure starts in Lima before stopping over in Cusco for a night of relaxation. Guests will then head to the magical citadel of Machu Picchu, before returning to Cusco for a proper exploration of this city. The last leg of the adventure is aboard a luxury cruise ship to discover the many wonders of the waterways and rainforests of the Amazon.

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Limited edition experiences

30-Year Limted Edtion Itinerary

Avoid disappointment and book your seat now

Our gift to your guests; this series of limited edition experiences are hosted by &Beyond storytellers (from specialist guides, conservationists, and locals) who will showcase and / or re-live some of our most significant milestones and collaborations of our 30-year legacy.

Seats are selling fast for this 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.

Our impact journey into South America

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
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

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.

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Superyacht launched in Galapagos

A stunning 50m superyacht has just been launched in the Galapagos, which supersedes the standard for boutique luxury ocean expeditions in the region. The newest addition to its fleet will be sailing from 06 May 2022 to navigate a UNESCO World Heritage Site and explore its rich biodiversity.

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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.