2022 Luxury Small Group Journeys

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LUXURY SMALL GROUP JOURNEYS 2022

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Look forward to travelling

on an inspiring 2022 journey.

I invite you to plan your journey for next year, and savour the anticipation that

comes with the prospect of new destinations to explore and new experiences to

treasure. This brochure highlights our most popular Luxury Small Group Journeys

and Wings Over the World adventures, making a perfect launching point for your

2022 travel dreams.

Join an A&K resident tour director and a small group of no more than

18 guests on an itinerary packed with A&K’s hallmark insider access and VIP

service. Spot wildlife on the plains of Africa, accompanied by the finest driverguides

on the continent; visit the ancient monuments of Egypt, Israel or Jordan;

explore the historic splendours of Europe and the Americas; or experience

New Zealand and other destinations on an expansive itinerary only made

possible by private chartered air.

Every journey is designed by A&K and overseen by the experts in our more than

55 offices around the world, a reassuring global reach no other travel company

can offer. Our six decades of experience make us the hands-down best choice for

planning your next journey, while our Book with Confidence guarantee lets you

change your 2022 plans for a COVID-related reason when you book by 31 July 2021.

We are already seeing departure dates fill up as our guests plan their long-awaited

journeys. Book your preferred date today, and let A&K make your return to travel

extraordinary.

Geoffrey Kent

Founder, Co-Chairman & CEO | Abercrombie & Kent

Follow @geoffrey_kent on Instagram

On the cover: Temple of Karnak, Luxor, Egypt. To explore it, see page 42.


2022 Luxury

Small Group Journeys

Africa

18 The Great Migration Safari

in Style

22 Kenya & Tanzania Wildlife Safari

26 Wings Over East Africa

30 Botswana Safari in Style

34 South Africa & Victoria Falls

38 Southern Africa Safari by

River & Rail

North Africa & the Middle East

42 Egypt & the Nile

46 Petra to the Pyramids

& a Nile Yacht Cruise

50 Splendours of Morocco

54 Jordan & Israel: Ancient Wonders

Asia, India & the Pacific

58 Images of Indochina

& Angkor Wat

62 Cruising the Mekong: Siam,

Saigon & Angkor Wat

66 China & the Yangtze

70 Classic Japan

74 Taj Mahal & the Treasures

of India

78 Australia & New Zealand:

The Lands Down Under

82 NEW! Wings Over New Zealand

Latin America

86 Peru: Machu Picchu & the

Sacred Valley

90 Wonders of the Galápagos

& Machu Picchu

94 Patagonia: The Last Wilderness

Europe

98 Splendours of Budapest,

Vienna & Prague

108 Portfolio of Wings Over the

World Journeys

113 Portfolio of select Luxury

Small Group Journeys

Visit abercrombiekent.co.uk/escortedtours to view our full range of Luxury Small Group Journeys

Book by 31 July 2021 for travel before 31 December 2022

and you can change your travel plans or postpone up until

15 days prior to departure. Visit our website for full details.

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Since 1962, we’ve set an unbeatable

standard for luxury adventure.


Our unmatched legacy of

service, expertise and authenticity

Abercrombie & Kent is the world’s

premier luxury travel company,

with an unrivalled legacy of creating

memorable, inspiring adventures

in the world’s most compelling

destinations. Starting with singular

service informed by a lifetime of

experience, we combine authentic local

know-how and beyond-the-guidebook

insider access to create a journey of a

lifetime, every time you travel with us.

We stake our reputation

on every journey

A&K’s service and reputation are tested

every day against the most discerning

audience: our guests. And time and

again, we pass the test, creating

seamless travel experiences in nearly

any destination. Among our peers,

we are consistently recognised as

the gold standard for luxury travel.

In 2020, A&K was voted ‘World’s

Leading Luxury Safari Company’ and

‘Oceania’s Leading Tour Operator’ at

the World Travel Awards.

“I’ve never received the

extraordinary level of personal

attention as I did with every

single one of your people.

A&K has set a new high bar

that I don’t believe can be

matched by any other company.”

— Mr J, November 2019

Sixty years in the making and backed by thousands of journeys and countless miles, our reputation

rests on one singular goal: deliver the best possible travel experience to every guest, every time.

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World's Leading

Luxury Safari

Company

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Oceania's Leading

Tour Operator

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Safeguarding your health

while travelling is our top priority.

Here’s how we’re doing it.


Our more than 55 local offices

work tirelessly with our partners

behind the scenes.

A&K’s local staff have longstanding

relationships with our suppliers, including

restaurants, hotels, boats, transportation

providers and venues. These partners

know our exacting standards and have

been fully vetted by our staff to make sure

they comply with all local regulations

regarding health and hygiene.

We’re adhering to best practices for

cleanliness and disinfection.

We follow the guidelines established

by leading health experts. We’ll have

hand sanitiser readily available, ensure

enhanced cleaning in hotels and

restaurants, sanitise vehicles at every

arrival and departure and make sure

dining is as safe as possible.

All guides and staff follow rigorous

health and safety procedures.

Everyone involved in running your

journey – from guides and drivers to

baggage handlers and others behind

the scenes – observes a strict, roundthe-clock

health and safety regimen,

including regular staff health and

temperature monitoring. A&K staff wear

masks at all times and additional personal

protective equipment as required.

We’re committed to facilitating

physical distancing.

A&K’s luxury small-group journeys

are already well-suited to exploring

with safe physical distancing in place;

your transfers are private, for example,

and vehicles are spacious enough to

ensure every guest gets a window seat.

You’ll experience no-contact check-in/

check-out in many hotels and dining

arranged to allow for plenty of space

from other guests.

Our health and safety protocols

evolve to protect you as you travel.

We closely monitor both external

guidelines and local conditions to

ensure that our health and safety

procedures are up to date and effective.

Protocols involving vaccinations, testing,

masking and other safety practices are

responsive to changing conditions and

clearly communicated as you travel.

Abercrombie & Kent meets or

exceeds the travel industry’s latest

global health and safety protocols.

Safe Travels is established

by the World Travel &

Tourism Council.

We provide 24-hour support, seven days a week.

We’re always on hand to answer questions and address any concerns you may have.

Our local offices are experienced in handling any situation and have the contacts and knowledge

to support guests 24/7 in the event of medical issues.

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Our globe-spanning local access takes you

places no one else can, with an authenticity

and support network no one can match.

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“We loved every minute. The itinerary, the hotels, getting met

in all of the airports, having our fantastic guides meet us and

ride with us to our gorgeous hotel... it was amazing.”

— Ms B, January 2020

The most extensive network of travel experts in the world

Underlying each inspiring A&K journey is the most robust tour-operatorsupport

network in the travel industry – over 55 offices in more than 30

countries around the world, all working 24/7 to uphold the same impeccable

standards. In today’s travel environment, there is no substitute for a company

that trains and manages its own full-time staff, personally orchestrating every

aspect of your journey with precision and flexibility down to the last detail.

The difference local access makes

For A&K, having our own local staff is only the beginning. We forge lasting,

one-on-one relationships with the people that know your destination best,

from craftspeople and chefs to experts in local art and history. Our itineraries

don’t come out of guidebooks – they’re the result of the authentic connections

established between our experts and the friendly, hospitable local people who

lend your journey a unique and personal touch.

If there’s one thing A&K

guests consistently value

most about their journeys, it

is their resident tour director

– 95 per cent of our guests rate

their resident tour directors as

“excellent”.

What does this mean for you as an A&K guest? It means you experience each

location on your journey from a truly local perspective, all while enjoying

a smooth travel experience in which every detail has been anticipated by

dedicated on-site staff.

A reassuring local presence from the moment you arrive

The A&K difference becomes clear as soon as you arrive and meet your

representative, who assists with your luggage and escorts you privately to your

hotel – on an A&K journey, you don’t share a vehicle on arrival transfers, even

with other A&K guests.

Resident tour directors with deep local ties

Our resident tour directors have lived for decades, sometimes even their

entire lives, in the places you visit. Overseeing your entire journey, they

accompany you every day, sharing their unique understanding of daily life as

well as your destination’s culture, history and wildlife. The result is a journey

that reveals the real spirit of a place, connecting you to the people, places and

wildlife you encounter in a way you’ll never forget.

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When it comes to inspiring travel,

a small group makes a big difference.

A world of luxury small-group journeys for every

kind of traveller

Our journeys offer inspiring adventure for every type of

traveller, and include Luxury Small Group Journeys, the

finest small-group travel experience; as well as Wings Over

the World journeys, which feature adventure-packed

itineraries made possible through private chartered flights.

2022 departures are also available for Luxury Family

Journeys, inspiring adventures for all ages, and Marco Polo

Journeys, limited-edition itineraries incorporating active

adventure, intrepid destinations or exclusive festivals.

Journeys of no more than 18 guests

Most Luxury Small Group Journeys feature a maximum

group size of no more than 18 guests, with an average of only

14. The benefits are many, starting with the opportunity to

enjoy deeper interactions with your resident tour director and

expert local guides, getting to know them for the insightful,

dedicated travelling companions they are.

Itineraries only possible with a small group

A small group size lets us craft journeys that are seamlessly

orchestrated and packed with the insider-access opportunities

that are A&K’s hallmark. Many of your journey’s most

memorable activities – whether a celebration at a local

monastery or a guided tour of a private art gallery – are only

possible with a smaller group. Small groups also enable A&K

to reserve one-of-a-kind accommodation that can’t house the

typically larger groups that travel with other companies.

“What made the entire adventure memorable in all

respects was our tour director. She was knowledgeable,

fun, flexible and, most importantly, concerned that

each and every guest’s experience was exceptional.

A&K is lucky to have someone with her professional

and personal skills.”

— Ms B, October 2019

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Our experts choose the best

accommodation to

complement your journey.

End each day in luxury

Wherever possible, we arrange for

stays in five-star accommodation that

combines first-rate comfort with a

keen eye towards locale, furthering

your sense of place while offering the

hospitality that makes you feel at home

after a day of exploring.

Intimate boutique camps and lodges

As a home base for extraordinary

wilderness adventures, many of our

journeys feature luxurious boutique

camps and lodges available only to

smaller groups. This hand-picked

accommodation combines classic local

details with modern amenities and

cutting-edge eco-friendly practices –

not to mention an incredible front seat

to wildlife, often just outside your door.

Stylish ships

Our commitment to luxury doesn’t

stop at the water’s edge. When your

journey includes cruising on the Nile,

Yangtze or other great rivers, your

sleek, modern vessel offers the same

level of comfort, service and style you

would experience on land, all while

discovering the beauty of life on the

world’s most iconic waterways.

The luxury of location

When visiting remote locales on

some Marco Polo Journeys, your

hotels place you in the heart of

your destination, letting you

experience the true flavour of local

life, sometimes forgoing creature

comfort for the reward of a fully

authentic experience.

Accommodation for families

On Luxury Family Journeys, our local

experts choose hotels with five-star

style, family-friendly amenities and

smartly configured accommodation

(such as connecting rooms, where

possible) that means inviting comfort

for your whole crew.

Upgrade your accommodation

Talk to an A&K travel specialist

or your travel professional about

elevating your experience with a

higher room or cabin category.

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Award-winning excellence

Many of the hotels selected for our guests are Condé Nast Traveller Gold List or Travel + Leisure

World’s Best properties – when luxury is what you’re looking for, there’s no reason to settle for second best.

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Wherever you travel, we deliver

the luxuries that matter most.

Immersive moments that

bring a destination to life

Experience locally inspired moments

crafted by our experts, such as a

charming neighbourhood visit by cyclo

or tuk-tuk as you Ride like a Local,

or a refreshing cocktail – our Scenic

Sundowner – set in a breathtaking

location at sunset.

Make your journey your own

with Design your Day ®

Experience your destination the way

you want to with Design your Day. On

a selected day of your itinerary, choose

from at least three expert-crafted

activities, with one option created

specially for guests with active interests.

Dining that explores local flavours

Local cuisine can be the highlight

of any journey. We provide you with

the perfect mix of planned group

meals – including celebratory welcome

and farewell dinners – and mealtimes

left unscheduled. You also experience

favourite local restaurants, enjoy

a Chef’s Table cooking class or a

culinary demonstration, and savour

included à la carte dinners on your

own and at your leisure.

Indulge with breakfast in bed

For a low-key start to the day, opt

to enjoy a continental breakfast in

the privacy of your hotel room on

two selected days of your journey,

compliments of A&K.

Travelling Bell Boy ® and

Traveller’s Valet ®

With A&K’s exclusive Travelling Bell

Boy service, we handle your luggage

safely and hygienically for you between

destinations. A&K also offers you

convenient Traveller’s Valet: exclusive,

complimentary laundry service

provided once per journey, to help

keep your luggage light.

Private transfers and

gratuities included

Private arrival and departure transfers

are always included with your journey,

regardless of when you choose to

arrive or depart. Likewise, all of your

gratuities are included, save for your

resident tour director, which is at your

sole discretion.

Note: services and amenities may be adjusted due to COVID-19 restrictions and to ensure your health and safety.

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Stay connected on us

Don’t wait for your trip to end to share

photos and stories with the folks back

home. Enjoy complimentary internet

access during hotel stays and cruises

with overnight stays.

Departure dates and prices

are always guaranteed

Book your journey with confidence,

knowing we won’t cancel. Every A&K

small-group journey is guaranteed to

depart with a minimum of two guests.

And if the price you pay for your

journey drops after you book, we’ll

refund the difference.

Excludes Wings Over the World.

Included with every Luxury Small Group Journey

▶ English-speaking resident tour

director and local guides

▶ Hand-selected luxury

accommodation

▶ Travelling Bell Boy

luggage handling

▶ Breakfast in bed on

selected days

▶ Traveller’s Valet laundry service

▶ Internet access

▶ Airport meet and greet with

private transfers

▶ Full breakfast daily; selected

lunches and dinners

▶ Entrance fees, taxes and all

gratuities except resident

tour director

▶ 24/7 A&K on-call support

▶ Guaranteed departures with just

two guests (excludes Wings Over

the World)

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Extend your Luxury Small Group

Journey – or make it your own.

Start (or end) your journey with a small-group or private extension

Added to the beginning or end of your itinerary, small-group extensions

(which may include other guests from your small-group journey) focus on

a city or region not included on the main journey and offer the same luxury

accommodation and amenities. We can even create a custom extension

exclusively for you and your travelling companions, designed around your

specific interests – contact A&K or your travel professional to learn how a

custom extension can enhance your journey.

Turn a small-group journey into a private adventure

Many of today’s travellers, while eager to see the world again, prefer the

comfort of travelling exclusively with their own family and loved ones. If

you prefer to travel this way (or our departure dates don’t align with your

schedule), look for the ‘Travel privately with A&K’ box on certain itineraries

to book that small-group journey as a private journey – the same itinerary,

hotels and sightseeing for just you and your private party, led by your own

local guides.

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Travel in your own private group on

a journey designed for you.

Creating a journey just for you: luxury tailor-made travel

Luxury tailor-made travel allows you to experience A&K’s hallmark blend of

insider access and style completely privately, on an itinerary created for you and

your family or friends, from the UK to more than 100 countries around the world.

Working with you or your travel professional, an A&K travel specialist creates

a proposed itinerary, refining it until it’s just how you want it. Expert travellers

themselves, our travel specialists save you countless hours of research and make

planning your journey a breeze. We inspect every hotel, lodge and small ship

and choose only the best fit for your group and your itinerary.

Travel with peace of mind and in expert company

We oversee your journey from the moment your A&K representative welcomes

you at the airport. From there, an experienced team ensures that every hour of

your itinerary unfolds according to plan, freeing you to simply enjoy yourself.

Joining you on your itinerary are English-speaking local guides chosen for

their unique insights into your destination’s culture, history and wildlife.

Elevate your journey with exclusive accommodation or

chartered transportation

We can reserve a private European villa, luxury yacht or a cosy barge for your

exclusive use, or make getting there as inspiring as being there with chartered

helicopters and planes, the perfect complement to the journey of your dreams.

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A&K Philanthropy partners

with local communities to

create lasting change.

Building on a legacy of partnership

Established in 1982, A&K Philanthropy (AKP) is dedicated to giving back to

the vibrant environments and communities we are so privileged to explore.

As part of our ongoing mission, AKP partners with local communities to

improve education, conservation, health care and enterprise with over 40

projects spanning seven continents – a philanthropic commitment unequalled

in the travel industry.

Experience an AKP project first hand

A number of our small-group journeys offer opportunities to visit an AKP

partner community, affording a wealth of moving experiences you won’t find

anywhere else. Whether it’s celebrating a newly opened maternity ward or

serving lunch to local schoolchildren, many of our guests experience their

journeys’ most impactful moments during these visits.

Sharing genuine perspectives

AKP employs a team of dedicated philanthropy co-ordinators stationed

throughout the world, allowing for deeper, more meaningful cultural

exchanges. AKP co-ordinators facilitate the face-to-face interactions that

reveal the true fabric of these communities, from speaking with a local

teacher in a Kenyan village to witnessing the impact of clean water wells

in rural Cambodia.

“In 2019 alone, travellers introduced to our AKP-supported

projects during their journeys helped improve the lives of

more than 125,000 men, women and children worldwide

through donations to over 40 programmes in 24 countries.

That’s the impact travel can make.”

— Geoffrey Kent, Founder, Co-Chairman & CEO,

Abercrombie & Kent

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With more than 40 projects worldwide, these are just

a few of the AKP visits you can experience first hand.

EDUCATION

Children of the Rainbow School

Ebenezer Primary School provides learning opportunities for children living

near Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, among the poorest people in the world.

Visited on Peru: Machu Picchu & the Sacred Valley

CONSERVATION

Save the Albatross

Learn about a campaign to protect Antarctica’s albatross species, 15 of which

are threatened with extinction by deep-sea fishing hooks.

Visited on Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands

HEALTH CARE

Cambodia Clean Water Project

See how clean wells are turning the tides of waterborne illness and fostering

a healthier future for local families in rural Cambodian villages.

Visited on Images of Indochina & Angkor Wat

ENTERPRISE

Sishemo Bead Studio

Visit Nakatindi Village in Zambia to see how a small group of local women support

their families and community through traditional glass bead-making.

Visited on Botswana Safari in Style

Look for this symbol for opportunities to visit an A&K

Philanthropy project on your A&K journey.

For a complete list of AKP projects and visit opportunities,

or to make a tax-free donation, please visit akphilanthropy.org

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Africa

LUXURY SMALL GROUP JOURNEYS

The Great Migration

Safari in Style

14 days from £12,775 | Limited to 18 guests

Victoria Falls

4-day pre-tour extension from £2,930

Uganda

4-day post-tour extension from £3,655

To Entebbe,

Uganda

Tarime

Serengeti

National Park

Migori

Masai Mara

Game Reserve

Ngorongoro

Crater

K E N Y A

Nairobi

Amboseli

National

Park

Arusha

Witness Kenya’s and Tanzania’s spectacular

wildlife on this flagship A&K safari, setting out on

safari drives through the region’s most abundant

parks and private reserves and staying in our best

boutique camp and luxury lodge accommodation.

T A N Z A N I A

ARRIVE/DEPART

AIR

ROAD

EXTENSION

Elevation:

Ngorongoro Rim – 2,286 metres

Nairobi – 1,795 metres

Tarangire

National Park

From

Victoria Falls

via Livingstone

A&K ADVANTAGES

▶ Experience six nights in the heart of Great Migration

country, three each in the Serengeti and the Masai Mara

▶ Behold Africa’s astoundingly diverse wildlife, including

the iconic Big Five, from custom-made vehicles with an

unobstructed view from every seat

▶ Explore alongside hand-picked safari guides whose in-depth

tracking expertise leads to amazing wildlife encounters

▶ Discover both the modern and traditional aspects of daily

local life, with visits to a Maasai village as well as a typical

town, for a unique, culturally immersive experience

▶ Expend less time travelling and more time spotting animals

thanks to convenient flights between wildlife regions

▶ Finish with a three-night stay at enchanting Sanctuary

Olonana, the ultimate luxury safari lodge, set on the Mara

River, where hippos wallow and wander nearby

DAY 1: Arrive Nairobi, Kenya

Arrive in Nairobi and transfer to the luxurious Fairmont The

Norfolk. Perhaps Kenya’s most famous hotel, it has welcomed

generations of safari-goers since it first opened on Christmas

Day, 1904. Fairmont The Norfolk

DAY 2: Amboseli National Park | At the foot of Kilimanjaro

Today, drive to Amboseli National Park at the base of

soaring, snowcapped Mount Kilimanjaro, which, at 5,895

metres, is the highest freestanding mountain in the world.

Set out in search of the region’s spectacular wildlife – lions,

leopards, cheetahs, Cape buffalo and hosts of plains grazers –

all roaming freely amid swamps, springs and a shimmering,

dried lake bed. This evening, gather with fellow guests for

a welcome dinner celebrating the start of an unforgettable

safari adventure. Tawi Lodge | Meals: B L D

DAY 3: Amboseli National Park | A full day in the bush

Spend a full day exploring wildlife-rich Amboseli National

Park, renowned for the large herds of elephants that roam

its sun-drenched grasslands. View elephants up close, and

watch for lions and buffalo, from a safari vehicle that seats

just six so that every guest enjoys a window seat. Savour a

morning on safari before breaking for lunch. This afternoon,

take another wildlife drive, capped with a refreshing Scenic

Sundowner in the bush. Tawi Lodge | Meals: B L D

DAY 4: Tarangire National Park, Tanzania | Spot wildlife

After crossing the border into Tanzania, stop for

lunch in Arusha. Then, board a flight from Arusha to

Tarangire National Park and settle into your luxurious

accommodation. Set in a secluded area of the park for a

more exclusive safari experience, Sanctuary Swala’s large

tents are built on raised decks under umbrella acacia trees

overlooking a popular watering hole. The layout of this ecofriendly

abode is very open, with resident herds of impalas

often grazing in camp. Wide panoramas of wooded savannah

stretch in every direction in the park, which is nurtured by

the permanent Tarangire River and populated by abundant

large animals, such as lions, elephants and buffalo. Its dusty

red landscape also hosts a large bird population. Tonight,

dine in camp. Sanctuary Swala | Meals: B L D

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Africa

Get up close to the iconic wild species of Serengeti National Park

DAY 5: Tarangire National Park | Into the wild

Today, embark on morning and afternoon safari drives

to explore Tarangire National Park. At Tarangire, find a

stunning concentration of animals – herds of elephants,

impalas and zebras. Look, too, for pythons and the twitching

tails of leopards, which hide high above in sausage trees.

Once back at Swala, partake in a Chef ’s Table experience,

including a cooking demonstration of local dishes such as

ugali, makande and kachumbari, followed by an opportunity

to taste them. Sanctuary Swala | Meals: B L D

DAY 6: Ngorongoro Crater | Design your Day

Learn how Tanzanians live today, exploring in and around

the village of Mto wa Mbu, as you Ride like a Local by tuktuk,

a major form of transport here. See rice fields and a

banana plantation, and try banana beer at a local bar. In the

village, walk the local market to see the colourful produce

on display. Afterwards, head to your restful luxury lodge,

set near the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, for lunch. This

afternoon, enjoy one of these Design your Day activities:

▶ Walk with a Maasai healer, discovering the uses of over

20 different indigenous plants in the Ngorongoro forest.

Meet members of the Maasai people

on a visit to their village

Sight wildlife from A&K’s own vehicles,

customised to enhance viewing

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Africa

Gaze in wonder across the vast, wildlife-rich plains of East Africa

▶ Cycle the back roads of a nearby village to get a feel for

life as the locals live it.

▶ Enjoy a traditional high tea on the veranda overlooking

the gardens at Gibb’s Farm; meet the artist-in-residence.

Settle in for a tranquil evening and overnight stay.

Gibb’s Farm | Meals: B L D

DAY 7: Ngorongoro Crater | Wildlife-rich haven

Descend into Ngorongoro Crater to explore the panoramic,

wildlife-rich prairies of this ancient volcanic caldera.

Backdropped by crater walls up to 600 metres high,

Ngorongoro offers the safari experience of a lifetime in a

setting unmatched the world over. Observe profuse and diverse

wildlife roaming freely in an authentic “Lost World,” where it’s

possible to encounter every member of the Big Five in a single

day. Enjoy lunch alfresco in this UNESCO World Heritage Site

before returning to your lodge. Tonight, gather for dinner with

your fellow guests.

Gibb’s Farm | Meals: B L D

DAYS 8 –10: Serengeti National Park | On the endless plains

Fly to Serengeti National Park, a vast Tanzanian landscape

that during part of the year hosts one of Earth’s greatest

wildlife spectacles: the annual Great Migration, when

millions of herbivores trek across the Serengeti plains in

search of water and fresh grass, with hungry predators

awaiting them. Over the next two days, your adventure

may reveal giraffes, wildebeests, elephants and far more on

morning and afternoon wildlife drives.

Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti | Meals: B L D

DAY 11: Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya | Crown jewel

Fly to the Masai Mara, the northern extension of the

Serengeti. After settling into your accommodation on a

private stretch of the Mara River, immerse yourself in the

wild during an afternoon safari drive. Follow the Mara River

to see crocodiles basking in the sun, hippos as they wallow in

muddy water and monkeys busy sparking mischief overhead.

Here, too, you may sight any of more than 400 species of

birds, among them eagles who glide effortlessly above the

sun-soaked landscape. During your time in the Mara, enjoy

the peace of mind that comes with staying at Sanctuary

Olonana, recognised as one of the finest safari lodges in all

of Africa. Tonight, join fellow guests for a Scenic Sundowner,

followed by an elegant dinner. Sanctuary Olonana | Meals: B L D

DAYS 12–13: Masai Mara Game Reserve | Amazing wildlife

Venture forth for two full days of exploring the open

savannah, woodlands and rivers of the Masai Mara, where

patience is rewarded with unique sightings such as a leopard

retrieving a kill from the upper branches of an acacia or

elephants protecting their young from opportunistic lions.

Wildlife viewing is never dull in the Mara, especially when

the dramatic annual Great Migration unfolds. Amid the

stunning scenery, watch as Maasai tribesmen traverse the

plains or herd goats and cattle. On one day here, visit a

Maasai village and meet with an elder to learn about local

culture and traditions. Connect with local residents

when you visit a village and primary school supported by

A&K Philanthropy. Learn first hand how AKP’s LifeStraw

partnership is changing lives by providing locals access to

safe, clean drinking water, on an inspiring A&K-exclusive

experience. Sanctuary Olonana | Meals: B L D

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DAY 14: Depart Nairobi

Fly back to Nairobi and enjoy the afternoon at leisure in a

comfortable dayroom. In the evening, transfer to the airport

for your departure flight or begin a post-tour extension to

Uganda. Fairmont The Norfolk (dayroom) | Meals: B

INSPIRING ACCOMMODATION

Africa

TRAVEL PRIVATELY WITH A&K

This itinerary is available as a private journey, Signature

Great Migration Safari, priced from £14,285.

Contact A&K for more details.

Sanctuary Olonana

Superb luxury safari lodge with 14

spacious suites with king-size beds.

Four Seasons Safari Lodge

Serengeti – Travel + Leisure World’s

Best lodge, set in a national park.

EXTEND YOUR JOURNEY

Sanctuary Swala

Twelve elegant pavilions near a

waterhole, with panoramic vistas.

Gibb’s Farm

Travel + Leisure World’s Best boutique

inn featuring modern amenities.

Tawi Lodge

Thirteen cottages, each with a view of

Mt. Kilimanjaro, on a private reserve.

Fairmont The Norfolk

Legendary luxury hotel located in

the heart of downtown Nairobi.

DATES & PRICING

Victoria Falls pre-tour extension

4 days from £2,930pp | Available on selected departures

Experience Victoria Falls from both sides, and stay in a

luxurious tree house beside the Zambezi River in Zambia.

Uganda post-tour extension

4 days from £3,655pp | Available on selected departures

Encounter endangered mountain gorillas up close during

your trek into the lush Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

GUARANTEED DEPARTURE PER PERSON SINGLE SUPP.

DATES (2022) FROM FROM

JANUARY:

5 £12,775 £2,930

FEBRUARY:

2, 16 £12,775 £2,930

MARCH:

9 £12,775 £2,930

JUNE:

1, 8, 15, 22, 29 £13,900 £4,130

JULY:

6, 13, 20, 27 £13,900 £4,130

AUGUST:

3, 10, 17, 24, 31 £13,900 £4,130

SEPTEMBER:

7, 14, 21 £13,900 £4,130

28 £13,000 £3,605

OCTOBER:

5 £13,000 £3,605

DECEMBER:

20 £14,730 £4,510

JOURNEY DETAILS

Minimum age is 10 years.

Each guest on this journey will receive an A&K Safari Duffel.

First group event: welcome briefing at 7.30 on Day 2.

Last group event: hotel transfer at 12.15 on Day 14.

Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of two guests.

Book your journey today

Contact A&K or go online for up-to-date information on

dates, pricing, extensions and special offers.

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LUXURY SMALL GROUP JOURNEYS

Kenya & Tanzania

Wildlife Safari

12 days from £7,510 | Limited to 18 guests

On this comprehensive introduction to East Africa,

witness abundant and diverse wildlife roaming vast,

sun-drenched panoramas, and stay in comfortable,

spacious lodges with ideal locations in the region’s

greatest parks and reserves.

A&K ADVANTAGES

▶ Discover Africa’s astounding diversity, including the iconic

Big Five, in custom-made vehicles with an unobstructed view

from every seat

▶ Experience incredible up-close encounters with East

Africa’s diverse wildlife thanks to the in-depth tracking skills

of our hand-picked safari guides

▶ Stay on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, a privileged

location that affords you early access to the crater floor for a

quieter, less-crowded safari experience

▶ Privately visit Olduvai Gorge, where the Leakey family

discovered fossils linking man to his distant ancestors

▶ Visit a Maasai village to learn about the customs and

traditions of these nomadic herders

DAY 1: Arrive Nairobi, Kenya

Arrive in Nairobi, where you are met and transferred to your

hotel. A microcosm of the African continent, this capital

city is your gateway to a dramatic procession of natural

spectacles in Kenya and Tanzania, among the most thrilling

destinations in the world. Nairobi Serena Hotel

DAY 2: Amboseli National Park | Wildlife and mountain vistas

Drive to Amboseli National Park, known for its thriving

population of large animals, especially elephants, more than

1,000 of which live in the park. From a distance, take in

views of the highest mountain in Africa, the snowcapped

Mount Kilimanjaro, with its impressive Uhuru Peak soaring

to 5,895 metres. Arrive at your lodge set beneath acacia trees

in the shadow of Kilimanjaro. After lunch, explore the acacia

woodland, freshwater swamps, scrub brush and open plains

in search of wildlife. Part of the park is composed of a driedup

lake bed, where mirages rise from the shimmering heat.

L A K E

V I C T O R I A

Tarime

Migori

Serengeti

National Park

ARRIVE/DEPART

AIR

ROAD

Elevation:

Ngorongoro Rim – 2,286 metres

Nairobi – 1,795 metres

Masai Mara

Game Reserve

Ngorongoro

Crater

Lake Manyara

National Park

Nairobi

This evening, share in a special welcome dinner with your

fellow guests. Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge | Meals: B L D

DAY 3: Amboseli National Park | Mountainside sightings

Set out on early morning and afternoon safari drives,

crisscrossing the landscape in search of the park’s large herds

of elephants, as well as zebras and wildebeests, along the salt

pan trails. Prepare for predator sightings as opportunistic

animals begin roaming the plains in search of prey. Return to

your lodge for dinner followed by a relaxing evening under

African skies. Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge | Meals: B L D

DAY 4: Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania | Rift Valley

After crossing the border into Tanzania, stop for lunch

in Arusha. Then, continue to your lodge, located in a

picturesque spot above the Great Rift Valley. On arrival,

settle in, freshen up and relax a bit before venturing to a

nearby escarpment for stunning views of the valley below.

Here, enjoy a refreshing Scenic Sundowner as the equatorial

sun slips towards the horizon. This evening, gather with

fellow guests for a hearty dinner.

Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge | Meals: B L D

K E N Y A

Amboseli

National

Park

Arusha

T A N Z A N I A

DAY 5: Ngorongoro Crater | Spot the tree-climbing lions

Set out this morning on a safari drive in Lake Manyara

in search of nonchalant baboons; dik-diks, which forage

for food beneath acacia trees; and large herds of buffalo,

wildebeests and zebras, which gather on the grassy, sundrenched

plains. Along a narrow belt of acacia woodland,

you may even spot the region’s storied tree-climbing lions,

which ascend branches for a cool breeze. After a farmfresh

lunch, travel to the Ngorongoro Crater, ascending its

outer wall through dense vegetation. Ngorongoro is the

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Experience the diverse mix of species roaming Ngorongoro Crater

largest unbroken ancient caldera in the world and a likely

place to view lions, elephants, hyenas and gazelles. This

afternoon, participate in a Chef ’s Table demonstration in the

hotel kitchen, where you prepare and sample local dishes.

Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge | Meals: B L D

DAY 6: Ngorongoro Crater | Explore a natural wildlife haven

This morning, descend into the crater, arriving ahead

of most visitors – thanks to the ideal location of your

accommodation on the crater’s rim – to view the resident

wildlife at its most active time of day. The prairies of this

“Lost World” are great spots for watching buffalo and

elephants as well as the countless other species that roam

the crater’s 260-square-kilometre floor. You may even

sight flamingos (when in season) or the rare black rhino.

Following lunch, visit a Maasai village to gain a better

understanding of the nomadic cattle-herders’ daily life and

culture.

Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge | Meals: B L D

DAY 7: Serengeti National Park | In ancient footsteps

Drive to vast, wildlife-rich Serengeti National Park and

Search for game in Amboseli National Park, in the vast

woodlands below Mount Kilimanjaro

Toast a day of safari adventure at sunset with a cool,

refreshing sundowner in the Masai Mara

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Witness life among the thriving elephants of Amboseli National Park

through its spectacular mix of savannah grassland and

volcanic hills, stopping en route for a privately guided tour of

Olduvai Gorge, one of the key sources of prehuman hominid

fossils. Renowned paleontologists Mary and Louis Leakey

made many notable finds here, including “Nutcracker Man,”

who lived approximately 1.75 million years ago. Visit the

on-site museum, take in views from the lookout point and

examine the excavations, which revealed 3.7-million-yearold

footprints and the 1.8-million-year-old skull of a human.

Continue to your lodge, which is framed by commanding

views of this land of lions, leopards, hyenas, cheetahs, giraffes

and topi. The park also serves as a setting for the Great

Migration when it passes through each year. Enjoy your

rondavel room with private balcony and unique decor styled

to showcase cultural heritage and traditional art.

Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge | Meals: B L D

“A great balance of learning, seeing, adventure,

relaxation and socialising. Our guides connected us

to the land, animals, people and soul of East Africa.”

— Ms MJ, February 2019

DAY 8: Serengeti National Park | Iconic safari quarry

Today, revel in true safari country as you Ride like a Local,

searching for the Big Five (lions, leopards, Cape buffalo,

elephants and rhinos), along with giraffes, gazelles and

zebras. Along the rivers, plains and rocky outcroppings,

you may also spot some of the Serengeti’s more diminutive

denizens, such as leopard tortoises and rhinoceros beetles.

Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge | Meals: B L D

DAY 9: Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya | Into the wild

Fly to the vast Masai Mara Reserve, Kenya’s finest natural

spectacle, offering excellent wildlife viewing year-round. The

unending landscape hosts some 450 bird species, 95 animal

species and all of the great predators, including the country’s

largest lion population. After familiarising yourself with

your luxurious tented accommodation, ideally situated at the

confluence of the Mara’s four wildlife-viewing regions, drive

through the famed reserve. Mara Intrepids | Meals: B L D

DAY 10: Masai Mara Game Reserve | Endless discovery

Explore a region of over 1,000 square kilometres of savannah,

woodland and tree-fringed rivers on morning and afternoon

wildlife drives. You may observe crocodiles basking in the

sun, see hippos wallowing in muddy water and catch the

antics of mischievous monkeys overhead. Watch, too, as

African elephants rumble along the forest edge and giraffes

snatch leaves from branches above. Mara Intrepids | Meals: B L D

DAY 11: Masai Mara Game Reserve | Design your Day

Embark on a morning safari drive. After lunch, enjoy one of

these Design your Day activities:

▶ Set out on a guided bird walk for the opportunity to spot

some of the nearly 500 species of birds in the region.

▶ Make beads with the Maasai, learning the craft of beading

from tribal members and creating your own jewellery.

▶ Throw the rungu with Maasai warriors, testing your skills

with their traditional wooden club.

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INSPIRING ACCOMMODATION

Africa

Mara Intrepids

Luxurious modern tents in the heart

of fine year-round wildlife viewing.

Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge

Stylish, world-class lodge offering

commanding Serengeti views.

Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

Travel + Leisure World’s Best luxury

lodge set on the crater’s rim.

Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge

Secluded safari lodge with Maasaiinspired

guest rooms.

Lake Manyara Serena Safari

Lodge – Spacious lodge offering

valley views and true African style.

Nairobi Serena Hotel

An oasis of serenity amid the hustle

and bustle of Nairobi.

Then, go on a late-afternoon safari drive for a final look at the

Mara’s treasures. Later, enjoy a Scenic Sundowner, sipping

traditional cocktails while marvelling at the incredible open

plains just before dusk – a relaxing prelude to a memorable

farewell dinner with your fellow guests.

Mara Intrepids | Meals: B L D

DAY 12: Depart Nairobi

Return to Nairobi. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure in a

reserved dayroom before your international departure flight

home. Nairobi Serena Hotel (dayroom) | Meals: B

EARLY ARRIVAL IN NAIROBI

Arrive in Nairobi a day early for an optional

full-day excursion, visiting Daphne Sheldrick’s

Elephant Orphanage; hand-feeding

endangered Rothschild’s giraffes; and

stopping at Ocean Sole workshop, where

recycled flip-flops become works of art.

TRAVEL PRIVATELY WITH A&K

Customise this itinerary to create the perfect luxury

tailor-made journey just for you. Contact A&K for

more details.

DATES & PRICING

GUARANTEED DEPARTURE PER PERSON SINGLE SUPP.

DATES (2022) FROM FROM

JANUARY:

18 £8,940 £1,350

FEBRUARY:

1 £8,940 £1,350

MARCH:

1 £8,265 £1,050

MAY:

17 £7,510 £675

JUNE:

14 £9,615 £1,500

JULY:

5, 12, 15, 19, 26, 29 £9,615 £1,500

AUGUST:

2, 9, 12, 23, 26, 30 £9,615 £1,500

SEPTEMBER:

6, 9, 13, 20 £9,615 £1,500

OCTOBER:

4, 12 £9,615 £1,500

NOVEMBER:

8 £8,940 £1,350

DECEMBER:

6 £8,940 £1,350

22 £10,520 £1,650

JOURNEY DETAILS

Minimum age is 10 years.

Each guest on this journey will receive an A&K Safari Duffel.

First group event: welcome briefing at 7.30 on Day 2.

Last group event: hotel transfer at 12.15 on Day 12.

Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of two guests.

Book your journey today

Contact A&K or go online for up-to-date information on

dates, pricing, extensions and special offers.

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JOURNEY BY PRIVATE AIR

Africa

WINGS OVER THE WORLD JOURNEYS

Wings Over East Africa

12 days from £24,810 | Limited to 16 guests

L A K E

V I C T O R I A

K E N Y A

Ol Pejeta

Conservancy

On a seamless journey across iconic safari country

Nairobi

by privately chartered air, observe the famed Big

Masai Mara Game Reserve

Five along with countless other wild species and

Serengeti National Park

meet the nomadic Maasai people while exploring

East Africa’s finest wildlife reserves, including Masai

Ngorongoro

Crater

Mara Game Reserve and Serengeti National Park.

Lake Manyara

A&K ADVANTAGES

▶ Travel privately in a chartered Cessna Grand Caravan,

reclining in your fully rotating, contoured leather seat

ARRIVE/DEPART

AIR

ROAD

T A N Z A N I A

▶ Enjoy all the major highlights of Kenya and Tanzania, visiting

a northern Kenya private conservancy, Masai Mara Game

Reserve, Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater

▶ Revel in expansive aerial game viewing, flying low over your

destination (weather permitting), and enjoying insights from

your knowledgeable pilots

▶ Discover the diversity of Africa’s wildlife, from the Big Five to

species unique to northern Kenya

▶ Experience the unsurpassed peace and comfort of the

region’s pre-eminent boutique camp and luxury safari

accommodation

▶ Meet a member of the Maasai people, who exclusively

visits your lodge to lead a discussion of Maasai culture and

conduct a beading workshop

▶ Customise your safari experience with our Design your Day

options in the Masai Mara

DAY 1: Arrive Nairobi, Kenya

Arrive in Nairobi, where you are met and transferred to your

luxurious accommodation, located just 17 kilometres from

the bustling city and overlooking the tranquil Ngong Hills.

Hemingways Nairobi

DAY 2: Ol Pejeta Conservancy | Private lands

Fly by privately chartered air to Ol Pejeta Conservancy,

a private reserve encompassing 36,400 hectares of

unspoilt African landscape where the Big Five roam,

enjoying flightseeing over Mount Kenya en route (weather

permitting). Transfer overland to your stunning tented camp

in time for lunch. Nestled among fever trees in the shadow

of Mount Kenya, Sanctuary Tambarare in Laikipia looks

out across a grassy plateau. Your tent is large and airy, with

a private veranda, and an en-suite bathroom that features a

walk-in shower. Sanctuary Tambarare | Meals: B L D

DAY 3: Ol Pejeta Conservancy | Into the wild

Set out on a morning safari drive highlighted by an up-close

visit with the world’s last northern white rhinos in their

heavily guarded enclosure. Afterwards, take a late afternoon

safari drive in this impressively biodiverse region, home

to black rhinos, Grevy’s zebras, reticulated giraffes and far

more. Refresh yourself with a Scenic Sundowner during your

drive, sipping cocktails while marvelling at the incredible

atmosphere just before dusk. Sanctuary Tambarare | Meals: B L D

DAY 4: Masai Mara Game Reserve | The vast Mara

Board your privately chartered flight to the Masai Mara

Game Reserve. Revel in the views of the expansive plains

and, weather permitting, get an up-close look at the wildlife

with some low-level flying by your skilled pilot-guides. Upon

landing, settle into your award-winning, luxurious lodge,

before immersing yourself in the vast Mara on an afternoon

safari drive. Among the many species you may encounter

are the topi (an antelope found primarily here) as well as

hippopotamuses, warthogs, hyenas and an abundance of bird

life. During certain times of the year, the annual migration

may be observed. Later, return to your spacious suite

complete with a generous tub as well as a private veranda and

floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to reveal magnificent

views of the Mara River. Sanctuary Olonana | Meals: B L D

DAYS 5–6: Masai Mara Game Reserve | Design your Day

Over two days, discover the open savannah, woodlands and

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PRIVATE CHARTER AIR INCLUDED

Fly directly between key destinations on flights exclusive to A&K.

Aircraft

Cessna Grand Caravan 208B or comparable

Aircraft and seating configuration subject to change.

Flight details

Nairobi–Nanyuki (1 hr)

Nanyuki–Masai Mara (1 hr 30 min)

Masai Mara–Serengeti (2 hrs 40 min)*

Serengeti–Lake Manyara (35 min)

Lake Manyara–Nairobi (1 hr 30 min)

*Flight duration only. Will stop en route to clear customs and immigration.

Explore wildlife-rich Ngorongoro Crater on a full-day game drive

tree-fringed rivers of the Masai Mara. With help from your

expert driver-guide, and a little patience, you may sight a

leopard retrieving a kill from an acacia tree or elephants

protecting their young from opportunistic lions. You may

also glimpse Maasai tribesmen traversing the plains or

herding goats and cattle, pursuing the nomadic existence

they have embraced for centuries. On the afternoon of Day 6,

enjoy one of these Design your Day activities:

▶ Share a Chef ’s Table experience, helping a chef pick

vegetables for lunch and enjoying a cooking demonstration.


Visit a school supported by A&K Philanthropy, and the

LifeStraw project, which provides clean, safe drinking water.

▶ Set out on a riverside walking safari, along the Mara River

with a safari guide, viewing the distinctive flora and fauna.

Sometime during your stay in the Mara, you also enjoy

an exclusive visit from a local Maasai tribal member who

conducts a workshop on bead making, providing you with

a deeper understanding of Maasai culture and what their

jewellery means. And one morning here, for an added cost,

you can opt to glide over the Mara, observing wildlife from

Discover East Africa’s myriad wild bird

species, like this Malachite kingfisher

Gain insight into the Maasai culture during

an exclusive visit from a tribal member

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Your bird’s-eye view

of Africa’s wildlife

The charter flights featured on Wings Over East

Africa serve as a distinctive type of safari experience

in and of themselves, in particular your flight to the

Masai Mara Game Reserve, which affords sights of the

region’s incredible wildlife and gorgeous landscapes

that simply can’t be duplicated from ground level.

The Mara is home to one of the world’s most

impressive concentrations of wildlife, and your

pilot-guides, skilled in low-level flying, give you the

opportunity for a closer look at it than you’ve most

likely ever experienced by air. You may catch glimpses

of a giraffe stretching up to nibble a tree branch, an

elephant cooling itself in the shallows of a muddy

watering hole or a pink swath of countless flamingos

wading at the edge of a sparkling lake.

Your pilot-guides’ entertaining commentary lends

insights into the habits of the animals roaming below

you, from a majestically loping herd of zebras to a

galloping wave of wildebeests.

And it’s then you realise that time-saving convenience

is far from the only advantage of a Wings Over the

World journey. The stunning aerial perspectives on

Africa, which you never would have experienced

on a traditional overland safari, are moments you’ll

cherish forever.

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treetop level on an enchanting hot-air balloon ride.

Sanctuary Olonana | Meals: B L D

DAY 7: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania | Untamed vistas

Board your privately chartered flight to Serengeti National

Park, via stops at customs in Kenya and Tanzania, taking in

the incredible vistas and intimate views afforded by low-level

flight. Early this afternoon, arrive at your luxurious lodge.

After time to settle in, set out on a safari drive across the

famed 14,750-square-kilometre Serengeti, which provides

habitat to almost every African animal imaginable, and also

plays host to the Great Migration for a portion of each year.

Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti | Meals: B L D

TRAVEL PRIVATELY WITH A&K

Customise this itinerary to create the perfect luxury

tailor-made journey just for you. Contact A&K for

more details.

INSPIRING ACCOMMODATION

Africa

DAYS 8 –9: Serengeti National Park | On the plains

Enjoy another two days of morning and afternoon safari

drives through the vast Tanzanian landscape, observing the

timeless circle of life on the Serengeti. Your explorations

may reveal giraffes, wildebeests, elephants and far more. One

morning, opt for a hot-air balloon ride, at an additional cost,

for a lighter-than-air excursion across the boundless plains.

Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti | Meals: B L D

Sanctuary Olonana

Superb luxury safari lodge with 14 spacious suites featuring private verandas,

set on a private stretch of the Mara River – a magnet for Kenya’s wildlife.

DAY 10: Ngorongoro Crater | Treetop views

Fly by private charter to Manyara to see how Africans live

today, exploring in and around the village of Mto wa Mbu

as you Ride like a Local by tuk-tuk. View nearby rice fields

and a banana plantation, and try banana beer at a local bar.

Back in the village, walk through the local market to see the

colourful produce on display. After lunch in Mto wa Mbu,

continue to Lake Manyara for a treetop canopy tour. Stroll

through ancient forests over a series of suspension bridges,

flanked with thick netting for safety, and stop at viewing

decks supported by tree trunks for a magnificent bird’s-eye

view of the forest. You may spot elephants on the forest floor

or monkeys playing tag on the bridges. Then, proceed to

Ngorongoro Crater and your luxurious accommodation, set

on the edge of the crater’s rim.

andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge | Meals: B L D

Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti

Travel + Leisure World’s Best hotel

with secluded accommodation.

Sanctuary Tambarare

Luxury tented camp with 10 secluded

suites on the Laikipia Plateau.

andBeyond Ngorongoro

Crater Lodge

Luxury lodge with butlered suites.

Hemingways Nairobi

Exclusive boutique, all-suite hotel,

located near Nairobi National Park.

DAY 11: Ngorongoro Crater | A teeming lost world

Descend into Ngorongoro Crater for a full-day safari drive,

exploring the panoramic prairies of this ancient volcanic

caldera. Home to rare black rhinos as well as lions, hyenas

and gazelles, this incredible “Lost World” is a UNESCO

World Heritage Site. Afterwards, return to your lodge to

relax at leisure. Tonight, gather for a special farewell dinner.

andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge | Meals: B L D

DAY 12: Depart Nairobi, Kenya

Fly back to Nairobi via Arusha and spend the afternoon

at leisure in your dayroom accommodation. This evening,

transfer to the airport for your departing flight.

Hemingways Nairobi (dayroom) | Meals: B L

DATES & PRICING

GUARANTEED DEPARTURE PER PERSON SINGLE SUPP.

DATES (2022) FROM FROM

SEPTEMBER:

10 £24,810 £5,260

JOURNEY DETAILS

Minimum age is 10 years.

Each guest on this journey will receive an A&K Safari Duffel.

First group event: welcome briefing at 9.00 on Day 2.

Last group event: lunch at 13.30 on Day 12.

Book your journey today

Contact A&K or go online for up-to-date information on

dates, pricing, extensions and special offers.

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LUXURY SMALL GROUP JOURNEYS

Botswana Safari in Style

10 days from £7,855 | Limited to 16 guests

Cape Town

4-day Post-Tour Extension from £2,180

Okavango

Delta

Maun

Z A M B I A

Livingstone

Chobe

National Park

Victoria

Falls

Z I M B A B W E

On this flagship Southern African adventure,

explore extraordinary wildlife regions, view

stunning Victoria Falls and stay in accommodation

ranging from classic luxury tents to lavish tree

houses available only to small groups like yours.

A&K ADVANTAGES

To Cape

Town

B O T S W A N A

Johannesburg

S O U T H A F R I C A

ARRIVE/DEPART

AIR

ROAD

EXTENSION

Elevation:

Johannesburg –

1,753 metres

▶ View Southern Africa’s unmatched wildlife in three ways: on

safari drives, guided bushwalks and scenic river safaris

▶ Discover the diverse wildlife of Botswana beside handpicked

safari guides whose in-depth tracking skills lead to

exceptional wildlife encounters

▶ Get tips on capturing the best images of the Big Five during

a private lecture with a professional photographer

▶ Glide through the remarkably biodiverse Okavango Delta

in a traditional dugout canoe

▶ Take a privately guided tour of thundering Victoria Falls, one

of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, and float along

the Zambezi River on a relaxing sunset cruise

▶ Stay two nights at luxurious Sanctuary Chief’s Camp – one

of the region’s finest – located in the Okavango Delta’s

Moremi Game Reserve

DAY 3: Livingstone | Design your Day

This morning, enjoy one of these Design your Day activities.

▶ Tour Victoria Falls from the Zambia Side to watch the

Zambezi River cascade over a 2-kilometre-wide lip of

basalt.

▶ Visit Nakatindi Village to see a bike shop, school and

clinic supported by A&K Philanthropy, and then cycle

back to the lodge for an active way to view the area.

▶ Walk Close to Rhinos, pausing on a safari drive in Mosioa-Tunya

National Park to draw near the giants on foot.

Return to camp for lunch and the rest of your afternoon at

leisure. Tonight, enjoy a cocktail and a Chef ’s Table tasting of

traditional Zambian fare, followed by dinner.

Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma | Meals: B L D

DAY 1: Arrive Johannesburg, South Africa

Arrive in Johannesburg, where you are met and transferred

to your hotel. Tonight, enjoy a gourmet welcome dinner

prepared with locally sourced ingredients. A professional

photographer joins you to offer tips for the days ahead.

Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa | Meals: D

DAY 2: Livingstone, Zambia | Sundowner river cruise

Fly to Livingstone, Zambia. On arrival, continue overland to

Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma, where you stay in a luxury tree

house built into the riverside canopy. At twilight, cruise the

Zambezi River, sipping cocktails, gazing out across a verdant

vista and gliding past pods of hippos, on a memorable Scenic

Sundowner. Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma | Meals: B L D

“This journey was one of the very richest

experiences of my life. The interactions with

humans, animals and nature were unforgettable.”

— Ms C, July 2019

DAY 4: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe | The smoke that thunders

This morning, drive to Zimbabwe to join your private

guide on an awe-inspiring exploration of Victoria Falls,

which plummet 108 metres to cast up the mist that inspired

their original name, Mosi-oa-Tunya (The Smoke That

Thunders). Enjoy lunch in the town of Victoria Falls before

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You may choose to embark on a tranquil mokoro ride in the Okavango Delta

continuing to Chobe National Park in Botswana to settle

into your lodge for unparalleled panoramic views across the

islands and floodplains of the Chobe River. This afternoon,

set out on a river cruise or safari drive that includes the

opportunity to see elephants – a staggering 120,000 live in

the park – along with impalas, buffalo and possibly lions.

Return to the lodge to relax in the comforts of your luxury

accommodation and enjoy a freshly prepared meal. Later,

drift to sleep, serenaded by the sounds of Africa, beneath a

blanket of stars. Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero | Meals: B L D

DAY 5: Chobe National Park, Botswana | Chobe River safari

Set out on a safari drive at sunrise to catch the animals at

the start of their day, when they are most active. You may

even glimpse a leopard returning from the hunt. Visit

Kasane village to see how the Dipetsana Women’s Bike Shop,

a project supported by A&K Philanthropy, benefits the local

community, for an insightful A&K-exclusive experience.

Later, embark on a Chobe River safari cruise and watch for

crocodiles and hippos, as well as elephants that come down to

drink and play in the water. The park’s beautiful wetlands also

lure a wealth of birdlife to the region, and you may glimpse

Explore the rainforest surrounding Victoria Falls to

discover the diversity of plant and animal life

Cruise the Chobe River to view the amazing wildlife,

such as hippos, crocodiles and even elephants

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Discover the incredible diversity of species roaming the Okavango Delta

many of the 460 species that either live here or migrate

through, including raptors, vultures and waterfowl. When

you return to the lodge this evening, revel in the comforts

of your luxury accommodation, gather for dinner and share

stories of your day. Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero | Meals: B L D

DAYS 6 –7: Okavango Delta | Wonders of a private reserve

Fly to a vast private concession in the Okavango Delta, the

largest inland delta in the world. The afternoon is yours to enjoy

at leisure with a choice of activities, such as a Ride like a Local

by seasonal mokoro (dugout canoe) on the delta or a nighttime

safari drive, made possible on this private reserve. The next

morning, continue with your choice of activities. Set off on a

thrilling, guided game drive in a customised 4x4 vehicle or a

bush walk in the company of an armed, expert guide, on the

lookout for Africa’s smaller denizens among the unique flora.

Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp | Meals: B L D

DAY 8: Okavango Delta | Predator capital

Fly across the Okavango Delta to your next amazing safari

camp. Widely acknowledged as the ‘Predator Capital of

the World’, this area offers some of the most exciting game

viewing in Africa and is one of the best places in Botswana to

see the Big Five – lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and Cape

buffalo – drawn here from surrounding regions by the lush

delta. Predators include cheetahs, spotted hyenas and, at the

very top of the food chain, large resident prides of lions. This

afternoon, take advantage of wildlife-viewing activities led by

experienced guides or enjoy the vistas from your own private

viewing deck. Sanctuary Chief ’s Camp | Meals: B L D

DAY 9: Okavango Delta | Remarkable safari drives

Depart on another spectacular early morning safari

drive. Beyond predators, the Okavango Delta draws large

concentrations of elephants, buffalo, red lechwes, giraffes

and impalas. Enjoy a seasonal mokoro ride for a rare wildlifewatching

opportunity across deceptively quiet marshlands

alive with crocodiles, bathing hippos, birds and tiny red

reed frogs. If you opt for an afternoon safari drive, listen for

roaring lions on the hunt or spy nocturnal animals as they

start out for the night. After a full day on safari, return to

your camp to relax and enjoy a farewell dinner.

Sanctuary Chief ’s Camp | Meals: B L D

DAY 10: Depart Johannesburg, South Africa

Fly to Johannesburg for your flight home. Relax in the

Premier Lounge, compliments of A&K, before your

departure. Meals: B

EARLY ARRIVAL IN JOHANNESBURG

Arrive in Johannesburg a day early for an

optional full-day excursion through the city

that includes a visit to Soweto, where you see

the Mandela House and tour the Apartheid

Museum to view exhibits that tell the epic

story of a people’s struggle for social justice.

TRAVEL PRIVATELY WITH A&K

This itinerary is available as a private journey, Signature

Botswana. Priced from £6,015. Contact A&K for more

details.

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EXTEND YOUR JOURNEY

Cape Town Post-Tour Extension

4 days from £2,180

Available on select departures.

Discover the best the Cape Town area has to offer, from

Table Mountain to the Cape of Good Hope, as you visit

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, savor a wine

tasting in Constantia and get up close with the African

penguins frolicking at Boulders Beach. South Africa’s

cosmopolitan “Mother City” serves as your base camp for

an adventure that concludes with dinner with your fellow

guests and a morning at leisure before your departing flight.

INSPIRING ACCOMMODATION

Sanctuary Chief ’s Camp

Award-winning camp with 10 luxurious, air-conditioned bush pavilions,

each with a private dining area, plunge pool and outdoor shower.

DATES & PRICING

GUARANTEED DEPARTURE PER PERSON SINGLE SUPP.

DATES (2022) FROM FROM

JANUARY:

12 £7,855 £1,500

FEBRUARY:

11 £7,855 £1,500

MARCH:

9 £7,855 £1,500

APRIL:

6, 22 £8,980 £2,250

MAY:

13, 19 £8,980 £2,250

26 £11,540 £4,280

JUNE:

3, 8, 15, 22 £11,540 £4,280

JULY:

8, 14, 21 £12,740 £5,260

AUGUST:

8, 19, 24 £12,740 £5,260

31 £11,915 £4,510

SEPTEMBER:

7, 16, 26, 28 £11,915 £4,510

OCTOBER:

5 £11,540 £4,280

NOVEMBER:

4 £7,855 £1,500

DECEMBER:

21 £12,740 £5,260

Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma

Twelve romantic, air-conditioned

tree houses set in a riverine forest.

Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero

Fifteen incredibly luxurious guest

suites and a full-service spa.

JOURNEY DETAILS

Minimum age is 10 years.

Each guest on this journey will receive an A&K Safari Duffel.

First group event: welcome briefing at 18.30 on Day 1.

Last group event: airport arrival at 15.40 on Day 10.

Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of two guests.

Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp

An intimate, classic camp with 10

tents on a large private concession.

Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa

Travel + Leisure World’s Best all-suite

hotel with six pools, set on 4 hectares.

Book your journey today

Contact A&K or go online for up-to-date information on

dates, pricing, extensions and special offers.

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LUXURY SMALL GROUP JOURNEYS

South Africa &

Victoria Falls

9 days from £8,385 | Limited to 18 guests

Hwange

4-day post-tour extension from £1,830

Experience the best of Southern Africa’s wilderness

and culture on an adventure that finds you exploring

marvellous Cape Town, mighty Victoria Falls and a

wildlife-filled private reserve bordering

Kruger National Park.

Cape

Town

Z A M B I A

Victoria Falls

Livingstone

Johannesburg

S O U T H A F R I C A

Z I M B A B W E

Hwange

National Park

Greater Kruger

Area

ARRIVE/DEPART

AIR

ROAD

EXTENSION

Elevation:

Johannesburg –

1,753 metres

A&K ADVANTAGES

▶ Discover cosmopolitan Cape Town with a scenic ride to

the top of Table Mountain and a privately guided walk in

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens

▶ Get up close to endangered African penguins at Boulders

Beach as you explore ruggedly scenic Cape Point

▶ Stay at an extraordinary lodge set on a private reserve

next to Kruger National Park for unmatched safari drives,

bushwalks and wildlife lectures

▶ Explore magnificent Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural

Wonders of the World, on a privately guided walking tour

▶ Learn about the extraordinary life of explorer and

missionary David Livingstone at an exclusive talk with a

guest speaker

▶ Cruise the Zambezi River, viewing crocodiles, hippos and

diverse birdlife and enjoying great photo opportunities

DAY 1: Arrive Cape Town, South Africa

Arrive in Cape Town, a breathtaking harbour city where old

and new converge in history, architecture, cultural pursuits

and the essence of its people. Warmed by the African

sun, the city is dominated by the towering, flat-topped

Table Mountain, set on a peninsula of rocky heights and

lush valleys. An A&K representative transfers you to your

luxurious hotel. One&Only Cape Town

DAY 2: Cape Town | Table Mountain & historic city sights

Wind your way through the scenic, shrub-dotted landscape

to Table Mountain; ascend to its sky-high plateau by cable

car for dazzling views of city and sea. Next, venture to old

Cape Town, with views of notable buildings, including

Groote Kerk (South Africa’s oldest church) and City Hall

on the Grand Parade, Cape Town’s largest square. Continue

past the pentagonal Castle of Good Hope. Built by the Dutch

East India Company as a maritime refreshment station, it

later became the centre of military life in the cape. When

available, stop for an artisan visit at Streetwires, where

locals come together to craft unique, handmade wire-andbead

art that is now successfully exported to more than

15 countries worldwide. After lunch, visit Kirstenbosch

National Botanical Gardens alongside a private local guide.

Set on the southeastern slopes of Table Mountain, this living

repository is the only major botanical garden in the world

entirely devoted to the flora of its own country. Kirstenbosch

features 4,700 species growing on over 528 hectares of

expertly landscaped gardens. At tonight’s welcome dinner,

relax as a culinary expert guides you through a progressive,

contemporary feast. One&Only Cape Town | Meals: B L D

DAY 3: Cape Town | Spectacular views from Cape Point

Discover Cape Point, the mountainous and scenic

promontory at the southwestern tip of the continent. Journey

past the ‘bikini beaches’ at the base of the towering Twelve

Apostles Mountain Range, along bucolic Hout Bay with its

bustling fishing harbour and over the famous Chapman’s

Peak Drive. Explore the stunning Cape Peninsula and Cape

of Good Hope Nature Reserve, home to rare bonteboks,

chacma baboons and several endemic plant species not

found elsewhere. Ride the ‘Flying Dutchman’ funicular to

the great pinnacle at blustery Cape Point, which presides

over treacherous reefs and sandy beaches. At Boulders

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Savor the best of magical Cape Town and its scenic surroundings

Beach, visit its colony of endangered African penguins;

accustomed to humans, they provide endless photo

opportunities. Enjoy the remainder of your day at leisure,

enjoying your hotel, exploring the city’s waterfront and

boutique shops, or dining in one of Cape Town’s world-class

restaurants. One&Only Cape Town | Meals: B L

DAY 4: Greater Kruger Area | Private wildlife reserve

Fly to a privately owned, wildlife-rich reserve bordering

Kruger National Park that offers the very finest safari

experience. This afternoon, once you are settled into your

elegant accommodation, Ride like a Local in search of the

Big Five – elephants, lions, rhinos, Cape buffalo and leopards

– and other wildlife. To enhance your wildlife-viewing

experience, each drive is led by two safari professionals: a

driver-guide, trained to safely manoeuvre you up close to

South Africa’s iconic wild residents as well as brief you on

any given species’ characteristics, and a tracker, an expert

at identifying animals, who follows their signs and predicts

where they are likely to be found.

Lion Sands River Lodge | Meals: B L D

Experience ruggedly beautiful Cape Point and visit

the colony of African penguins at Boulders Beach

Watch for lions and other members of the famed

Big Five in the Greater Kruger Area

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Behold the unmatched spectacle of Victoria Falls on a privately guided walk

DAYS 5–6: Greater Kruger Area | Sighting Africa’s Big Five

Begin two days of immersion in your private reserve,

embarking on safari drives in open vehicles for optimal

viewing and exploring on early morning safari walks with

your ranger. This region of Africa is noted for its high density

of wildlife, which often appear just steps in front of you.

As you explore, learn about the flora and fauna as well as

basic tracking skills. In between safari activities, participate

in an A&K Chef ’s Table culinary experience, preparing a

traditional South African dish. At dusk, stop for a Scenic

Sundowner, and then search for nocturnal animals. Return

to your lodge for dinner. Lion Sands River Lodge | Meals: B L D

“Our journey was spectacular in every way and

our guide was a treasure. His breadth and wealth

of knowledge were astounding, and he handled

every situation professionally and maturely.”

— Ms M, March 2019

DAY 7: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe | Thunderous cascades

Today, fly to Livingstone, Zambia, and then transfer to

your hotel in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Your afternoon is at

leisure. Tonight, before dinner, enjoy hearing from a special

guest speaker who shares tales of celebrated explorer David

Livingstone – an A&K-exclusive experience.

The Victoria Falls Hotel | Meals: B D

DAY 8: Victoria Falls | Design your Day

Cruise the Zambezi, viewing hippos and elephants on shore.

Afterward, enjoy one of these Design your Day activities.

▶ Visit a rural village to interact with residents,

and savour an introduction to Zimbabwean cuisine

at a local restaurant.

▶ Privately tour the Ndau Collection studio to meet the

artisans who design their opulent jewellery.

▶ Privately bike the area, cycling the town of Victoria Falls

and stopping at scenic viewpoints along the way.

Return to the hotel for some time at leisure. Late this

afternoon, set out on a guided walking tour of breathtaking

Victoria Falls, one of the world’s greatest natural wonders,

and explore the surrounding rainforest. See rainbows and

clouds of spray as the Upper Zambezi plummets into the

Lower Zambezi. Gather tonight for a farewell dinner.

The Victoria Falls Hotel | Meals: B D

DAY 9: Depart Johannesburg, South Africa

Fly to Johannesburg, where you enjoy access to the Premier

Lounge before boarding your flight home. Meals: B

TRAVEL PRIVATELY WITH A&K

This itinerary is available as a private journey, Signature

South Africa & Victoria Falls. Priced from £8,230.

Contact A&K for more details.

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EXTEND YOUR JOURNEY

DATES & PRICING

GUARANTEED DEPARTURE PER PERSON SINGLE SUPP.

DATES (2022) FROM FROM

JANUARY:

7 £8,385 £2,250

FEBRUARY:

21 £8,385 £2,250

MARCH:

10 £8,385 £2,250

Hwange Post-Tour Extension

4 days from £1,830 | Available on selected departures

View the profuse wildlife of less-visited Hwange National

Park, and stay in classic tented safari accommodation.

INSPIRING ACCOMMODATION

Lion Sands River Lodge

Travel + Leisure World’s Best lodge with air-conditioned rooms, each with a

viewing deck overlooking unfenced African bush or the Sabie River.

APRIL:

7 £8,385 £2,250

MAY:

9, 17, 24, 30 £8,385 £2,250

JUNE:

7, 23 £8,385 £2,250

JULY:

7, 12, 28 £8,385 £2,250

AUGUST:

10, 25 £8,385 £2,250

SEPTEMBER:

8, 15, 22 £8,385 £2,250

OCTOBER:

6, 14 £8,385 £2,250

NOVEMBER:

3 £8,385 £2,250

JOURNEY DETAILS

Minimum age is 10 years.

Each guest on this journey will receive an A&K Safari Duffel.

First group event: welcome briefing at 8.00 on Day 2.

Last group event: airport arrival at 15.30 on Day 9.

Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of two guests.

Note: Table Mountain may be unavailable due to weather conditions or cableway maintenance.

In such an instance, alternative sightseeing will be provided.

One&Only Cape Town

Travel + Leisure World’s Best hotel

with Table Mountain views.

The Victoria Falls Hotel

Condé Nast Traveller Gold List hotel,

a 10-minute walk from the falls.

Book your journey today

Contact A&K or go online for up-to-date information on

dates, pricing, extensions and special offers.

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LUXURY SMALL GROUP JOURNEYS

Southern Africa Safari

by River & Rail

12 days from £12,615 | Limited to 18 guests

Okavango Delta

Maun

Victoria Falls

Chobe

National Park

B O T S W A N A

Z I M B A B W E

Experience timeless elegance on a spectacular

luxury adventure, travelling by glamorous Rovos

Rail and watching wildlife along the banks of the

Chobe River from aboard stylish Zambezi Queen,

on a wide-ranging itinerary that features Cape

Town, Victoria Falls and the lush Okavango Delta.

A&K ADVANTAGES

▶ Discover Cape Town, taking in the stunning views from atop

Table Mountain, and explore historic Robben Island, site of

Nelson Mandela’s imprisonment

▶ Traverse majestic mountain ranges and grassy savannahs on

a two-day train journey by elegant Rovos Rail

▶ Embark on a three-night stay aboard graceful Zambezi

Queen along the banks of the Chobe River

▶ Encounter iconic African species on a rousing safari drive

through Chobe National Park

▶ Set out on a privately guided tour of Victoria Falls, one of the

Seven Natural Wonders of the World

▶ Finish your journey at Sanctuary Chief’s Camp – one of the

region’s finest – located in the Okavango Delta’s

Moremi Game Reserve

DAY 1: Arrive Cape Town, South Africa

Arrive in Cape Town, the metropolitan light of South Africa,

where you transfer to one of the country’s most famous

hotels. Mount Nelson, A Belmond Hotel, Cape Town

DAY 2: Cape Town | Look to the ‘Beacon of Hope’

Embark for Robben Island, where anti-apartheid leader – and

eventual South African president – Nelson Mandela was once

imprisoned. Explore this moving UNESCO World Heritage

Site and view a cell where Mandela was held. After lunch, visit

Table Mountain, ascending to the flat summit via cable car,

to take in the panorama of southern seas and sun-drenched

city as well as the impressive cliffs of the Twelve Apostles.

Then, drive through old Cape Town, past Groote Kerk (the

nation’s oldest church), City Hall and the Grand Parade. Pass

S O U T H A F R I C A

Cape Town

Johannesburg

ARRIVE/DEPART

AIR

ROAD

RAIL

Elevation:

Johannesburg – 5,600 ft.

the Company Gardens for views of the Houses of Parliament

and the National Art Gallery before returning to your hotel.

Tonight, savour a celebratory welcome dinner.

Mount Nelson, A Belmond Hotel, Cape Town | Meals: B L D

DAYS 3 – 4: Riding the Rovos Rail | Winelands to grasslands

Recapture the romance of a bygone era aboard the woodpanelled

coaches of the luxurious Rovos Rail. Depart Cape

Town Station as you settle into your suite featuring a sitting

area, an en-suite bathroom, and the perfect blend of period

ambience and modern amenities. Wind through mountains,

rolling green hills and the Cape Winelands before stopping

to visit Matjiesfontein, an authentically preserved Victorian

village. Sip South African vintages in handsome dining

carriages serving up artful menus as the stunning scenery

scrolls by. The next day, gain another perspective from the

Observation Car at the rear of the train. In Kimberley, tour

the Diamond Mine Museum and take the opportunity to

see one of the world’s largest hand-dug excavation sites.

Continue through the hauntingly barren Great Karoo and

the grasslands of gold-rich Highveld, marvelling at the

changing landscapes. Rovos Rail | Meals: B L D

DAY 5: Johannesburg | Heart of South Africa

After breakfast and some time to relax, take in views of the

goldfields of Witwatersrand and enjoy lunch on board your

train. Arrive at Pretoria Station in the late afternoon and

transfer to your hotel in the suburbs of Johannesburg for an

evening at leisure, resting or enjoying the amenities of your

accommodation. Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa | Meals: B L

DAY 6: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe | The mighty Zambezi

Fly to Victoria Falls, where you transfer to your historic

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Float along the Chobe River aboard luxurious ‘Zambezi Queen’

hotel. After settling in, join your guide for a private walking

tour on the Zimbabwean side of Victoria Falls, known locally

as Mosi-oa-Tunya (‘The Smoke That Thunders’). Watch as

the Upper Zambezi plunges over 100 metres into the Lower

Zambezi, making rainbows form and fade in the mist. This

evening, before dinner, enjoy hearing from a special guest

speaker who shares tales of celebrated Scottish explorer

and missionary David Livingstone – considered the first

European to sight the falls, later naming them after Britain’s

queen – on an A&K-exclusive experience.

The Victoria Falls Hotel | Meals: B D

DAY 7: Along the Chobe River, Namibia | Design your Day

This morning, enjoy one of these Design your Day activities:

▶ Privately bike the area, cycling the town of Victoria Falls

and stopping at scenic viewpoints along the way.

▶ Visit a rural village to interact with residents, and

afterwards savour an introduction to Zimbabwean cuisine

at a local restaurant.

▶ Privately tour the Ndau Collection studio to meet the

artisans who design their opulent jewellery.

Get up close to iconic wildlife, such as

elephants, in the lush Okavango Delta

Roll through the scenic Cape Winelands in

the stylish comfort of your Rovos Rail carriage

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Enjoy breathtaking views of Cape Town from atop Table Mountain

Later, relax on a drive to Kasane, where you pass through

Namibian customs before boarding five-star Zambezi Queen.

Enjoy the sunset river views on this elegant, uniquely African

vessel while sipping cocktails, nibbling light snacks and

watching wildlife come to the river’s edge to drink. On board

tonight, enjoy a beautiful dinner prepared by the resident

chef. Zambezi Queen | Meals: B L D

“A magnificent journey indeed, a comprehensive

experience of a land we could not even have

imagined. Our guide was extremely competent

and loves his subject. He is a treasure.”

— Ms C, August 2019

DAYS 8 –9: Along the Chobe River | Chobe National Park

Discover the wildlife-rich Chobe plain, which boasts

buffalo, lions, giraffes and hippos, as well as Africa’s highest

concentration of elephants. Experience the region as you wish by

choosing a morning and afternoon activity: opt to tour a local

Namibian village, fish on the Chobe River or embark on a river

safari aboard a small boat. The next day, set off on a morning

safari drive in Chobe National Park. Following lunch and time

to unwind aboard Zambezi Queen, you again have the choice to

fish or embark on a river safari, both from aboard a smaller boat

for more intimate views of the river. This evening, from the decks

of Zambezi Queen, watch baboons, buffalo and familial herds

of elephants come to the river to drink, while hippos begin

their nightly graze. Zambezi Queen | Meals: B L D

DAY 10: Okavango Delta, Botswana | Predator capital

After breakfast, disembark Zambezi Queen and fly to the

Okavango Delta via Kasane Airport. Arrive at Sanctuary

Chief ’s Camp, in the Mombo Concession of the vast Moremi

Game Reserve. This area is considered the ‘Predator Capital of

the World’ and is home to the Big Five. It offers Botswana’s

most exciting wildlife viewing, with a lush delta that draws a

remarkable concentration of birds and wildlife. Enjoy a late

afternoon safari drive, capped off with a refreshing Scenic

Sundowner in the bush. Sanctuary Chief ’s Camp | Meals: B L D

DAY 11: Okavango Delta | Safari drives and the Big Five

Rise early for a safari drive on the reserve, where wildlife

viewing is magnificent. Large concentrations of elephants,

buffalo and impalas, as well as lions and other predators,

call the Okavango home. Activities include a seasonal

opportunity to Ride like a Local, gliding on the delta in a

mokoro (dugout canoe), as well as a Chef ’s Table experience

offering you a taste of traditional local cuisine. This

afternoon, set out on another safari, revelling in the chance to

perhaps view each member of Africa’s iconic Big Five (lion,

leopard, elephant, rhino and Cape Buffalo) – all of which

are known to seek out the Okavango’s life-sustaining waters

– in one incredibly diverse destination. Tonight, celebrate

your unforgettable Southern Africa adventure with a special

farewell dinner. Sanctuary Chief ’s Camp | Meals: B L D

DAY 12: Depart Johannesburg, South Africa

Fly to Johannesburg via Maun, where you connect with

your international flight home. Enjoy access to the Premier

Lounge before your departure, compliments of A&K. Meals: B

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TRAVEL PRIVATELY WITH A&K

Customise this itinerary to create the perfect luxury

tailor-made journey just for you. Contact A&K for

more details.

INSPIRING ACCOMMODATION

Zambezi Queen

Float along the Chobe on an elegant

houseboat with 14 luxury cabins.

Sanctuary Chief ’s Camp

Award-winning camp with 12

secluded and luxurious bush pavilions.

Rovos Rail

Beautifully restored train that takes

you back to a bygone era of travel.

Mount Nelson, A Belmond Hotel,

Cape Town

Condé Nast Traveller Gold List hotel.

DATES & PRICING

GUARANTEED DEPARTURE PER PERSON SINGLE SUPP.

DATES (2022) FROM FROM

MARCH

26 £12,615 £3,980

APRIL:

23 £12,615 £3,980

MAY:

28 £14,120 £5,485

JUNE:

11 £14,120 £5,485

JULY:

16 £14,345 £5,710

AUGUST:

6 £15,405 £5,710

SEPTEMBER:

3 £14,120 £5,485

OCTOBER:

1 £14,120 £5,485

DECEMBER:

10 £12,615 £3,980

JOURNEY DETAILS

Minimum age is 10 years.

Each guest on this journey will receive an A&K Safari Duffel.

First group event: welcome briefing at 8.00 on Day 2.

Last group event: airport arrival at 15.30 on Day 12.

Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of two guests.

Note: Table Mountain and Robben Island may be unavailable due to weather conditions or

maintenance reasons. In such an instance, alternative sightseeing will be provided.

The Victoria Falls Hotel

Condé Nast Traveller Gold List hotel

on a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa

Chic hotel with 40 bespoke suites

offering garden views.

Book your journey today

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dates, pricing, extensions and special offers.

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LUXURY SMALL GROUP JOURNEYS

Egypt & the Nile

10 days from £6,525 | Limited to 18 guests

Jordan

5-day pre-tour extension from £2,700

Bask in the timeless majesty of ancient Egypt on an

immersive journey through the land of the pharaohs,

exploring its quintessential archaeological treasures

with an expert A&K Egyptologist, and cruise for

four nights along the Nile aboard stylish

Sanctuary Sun Boat IV.

A&K ADVANTAGES

Cairo

E G Y P T

Abu Simbel

Valley of

the Kings

Kom Ombo

Luxor

Aswan

Mount Nebo/

Madaba

Petra

J O R D A N

ARRIVE/DEPART

AIR

CRUISE

EXTENSION

▶ Embark on a four-night Nile river cruise, gliding in comfort

through stirring desert landscapes and going ashore to

discover ancient Egypt’s most awe-inspiring sites

▶ Explore the Grand Egyptian Museum to view a vast trove of

artefacts, some never before displayed

▶ Venture inside one of the pyramids, go riding camel and

view the enigmatic Great Sphinx on the Giza Plateau

▶ Descend into the tomb of King Tut and the colourful

tomb of Seti I, father of legendary Ramses II, in the Valley

of the Kings

▶ Marvel at the colossal statues and towering colonnade of the

Temple of Luxor, and listen as your expert A&K Egyptologist

deciphers the hieroglyphs carved upon them

▶ Journey to Abu Simbel to set eyes upon the imposing twin

temples of Ramses II and Queen Nefertari

DAY 1: Arrive Cairo, Egypt

Arrive in Cairo, where you are met by your A&K

representative and transferred to your historic hotel

featuring views of the pyramids from your private balcony.

Marriott Mena House Hotel

DAY 2: Cairo | Ancient treasures

This morning, join your expert A&K Egyptologist for an

exploration of the Grand Egyptian Museum to view its

huge collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts. Tonight,

gather with your fellow guests for a welcome dinner.

Marriott Mena House Hotel | Meals: B L D

DAY 3: Giza | The Pyramids & Sphinx

Today, roam the Giza Plateau, site of the pyramids of

Mycerinus and Chephren as well as the Great Pyramid. Built

in the Fourth Dynasty (approximately 2690 BC), it is the

only survivor of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

Revel in the opportunity to enter the interior of one of these

legendary structures, and marvel at the massive stones used

to construct them. Ride a camel across the sands of Giza, and

then view the Great Sphinx backdropped by the pyramids, a

setting that has captured the imaginations of adventurers for

centuries. Marriott Mena House Hotel | Meals: B L D

DAY 4: Luxor | Temple of Luxor & Valley of the Kings

Fly to Luxor, site of the ancient city of Thebes. Begin your

full day of exploring by visiting the striking Temple of

Luxor. View the three large statues of Ramses II along the

front of the temple pylons, the Courtyard of Ramses II and

the Colonnade of Amenhotep III, with its 16-metre-high

columns. Walk in their shadows and ponder the astonishing

feats of engineering it took to create them. Then, step aboard

Sanctuary Sun Boat IV, an elegant river cruiser renowned for

the warmth and attentiveness of its service staff. Enjoy lunch

aboard before disembarking to explore the west bank of the

Nile river and the Necropolis of Thebes, and view the Colossi

of Memnon. Next, arrive at the architecturally stunning

Temple of Hatshepsut, ancient Egypt’s first female pharaoh.

Continue to the Valley of the Kings, the UNESCO-listed

burial ground of the pharaohs. For a period of 500 years

beginning in the 16th century BC, tombs were built along

this valley for pharaohs and nobles, including that of ‘the

boy king’, Tutankhamun. Enter the tomb of Tutankhamun –

found in 1922 by British archaeologist Howard Carter – to

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Traverse Giza as locals have for millennia, riding camelback in sight of the pyramids

discover the secrets of this storied chamber. Next, descend

into the beautifully decorated tomb of Seti I, the father of

Ramses II, one of the best-preserved tombs in the valley.

Sanctuary Sun Boat IV | Meals: B L D

DAY 5: Cruising The Nile | Luxor to Esna

Journey once more to the east bank of the Nile, this time

visiting the Temple of Karnak, where generations of

pharaohs wished to record their names. Walk through the

Great Hypostyle Hall, strolling among its expertly aligned

columns, which soar 20 metres high. This afternoon, cruise

to Esna and visit the Temple of Khnum to marvel at its

superb art and hieroglyphics.

Sanctuary Sun Boat IV | Meals: B L D

DAY 6: Cruising The Nile | Temple of Horus & Kom Ombo

Today, view the Temple of Horus, falcon-headed god of the sky.

Built in 230 BC by Ptolemy III, this amazingly well-preserved

and colourful structure reveals what temple worship in ancient

Egypt was like. Back on board, learn to prepare local dishes

on an authentic Chef ’s Table experience: a cooking lesson

with an onboard chef. Later this afternoon, enjoy a refreshing

Sail gently along the Nile, among the Aswan

Islands, by traditional felucca

Enjoy the Design your Day option to roam through

Cairo’s vibrant Khan el-Khalili bazaar

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View the Great Sphinx in a setting that has inspired adventurers for centuries

Scenic Sundowner as you cruise to Kom Ombo. Disembark

at Kom Ombo to visit the Greco-Roman temple dedicated to

Haroeris (the sun god) and Sobek (the crocodile god), whom

some ancient Egyptians considered the creator of the world.

View the mummified remains of several crocodiles that once

basked along the ancient Nile shore, just as their descendants

do today. Sanctuary Sun Boat IV | Meals: B L D

DAY 7: Aswan | Majestic Philae

Cruise to Aswan and ride a motorised boat to Philae Temple

on the island of Agilika. Dedicated to the goddess Isis that

reflects a fusion of three great civilisations, Egyptian, Greek

and Roman, it was dismantled, moved and reassembled when

the Aswan High Dam was constructed. Proceed to the granite

quarries and site of the Unfinished Obelisk. Illustrating the

skills of Egypt’s stonemasons, this monolith is taller than

any other ancient Egyptian obelisk. Later, Ride like a Local

around the Aswan Islands in a felucca (traditional sailboat).

Sanctuary Sun Boat IV | Meals: B L D

“This was a spectacular trip. Every single thing

was wonderful. I would recommend the journey

and guide with all my heart.”

— Ms J, January 2019

DAY 8: Abu Simbel | Temples of Ramses II & Nefertari

Today, bid farewell to Sanctuary Sun Boat IV, disembarking

to fly to Abu Simbel and discover the commanding twin

temples of Ramses II and his wife, Queen Nefertari. The

former’s façade is dominated by four 21-metre-tall statues of

the pharaoh. Perhaps even more impressive, this entire site was

disassembled and moved here to save it from the floodwaters

caused by the Aswan High Dam. Return to Cairo for an

evening at leisure.

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza | Meals: B

DAY 9: Cairo | Design your Day

Drive to Sakkara, site of hundreds of tombs and 14 pyramids,

including the famous Step Pyramid of Djoser. After lunch,

enjoy one of these Design your Day activities:

▶ Discover Coptic Cairo, visiting a church built where the

Holy Family stayed, as well as ancient Ben Ezra Synagogue.

▶ Tour Islamic Cairo, including a walk in El-Moaz Street,

and the Khan el-Khalili bazaar.

▶ View the Royal Mummies, and countless other artefacts,

as you tour the National Museum of Egyptian Civilisation.

This evening, gather with your fellow guests to reflect on

your journey through Egypt and along the Nile at a farewell

dinner. Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza | Meals: B L D

DAY 10: Depart Cairo

After breakfast, transfer to the airport and depart. Meals: B

TRAVEL PRIVATELY WITH A&K

This itinerary is available as a private journey, Signature

Egypt & the Nile, priced from £5,710. Contact A&K for

more details.

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INSPIRING ACCOMMODATION

Sanctuary Sun Boat IV

Award-winning luxury Nile cruiser, offering an Art Deco-inspired interior,

40 air-conditioned cabins, fine dining and impeccable service.

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Marriott Mena House Hotel

History-rich hotel conveniently

situated near the pyramids of Giza,

featuring unparalleled views of its

fabled surroundings.

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza

Luxury hotel located on Cairo’s

famed Corniche, boasting chic décor

and offering spectacular views of

the Nile River.

DATES & PRICING

GUARANTEED DEPARTURE PER PERSON SINGLE SUPP.

DATES (2022) FROM FROM

JANUARY:

6, 10, 14, 18, 22, 26, 30 £6,525 £1,950

FEBRUARY:

3, 7, 15, 19, 23, 27 £6,525 £1,950

Jordan pre-tour extension

5 days from £2,700 | Available on all departures.

Arrive in Amman, Jordan, and transfer to your hotel downtown.

Visit the White City of Amman and the Roman ruins in Jerash.

Continue overland to Petra, visiting Mount Nebo en route,

where the Bible says Moses beheld the Holy Land, and view

the Byzantine mosaics in Madaba. Upon arrival, explore

ancient, rock-cut Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site famed

for its pillared Treasury. Relax on your last night at the Dead Sea,

where you have the opportunity to take a refreshing dip.

MARCH:

3, 7, 11, 15, 19, 23 £6,525 £1,950

27, 31 £6,750 £1,950

APRIL:

4 £6,750 £1,950

8 £6,525 £1,950

12 £7,280 £2,250

16, 20, 24 £6,525 £1,950

28 £6,225 £1,725

MAY:

2 £6,225 £1,725

SEPTEMBER:

3, 7, 11, 15, 19, 23 £6,225 £1,725

27 £6,525 £1,950

OCTOBER:

1, 5, 9, 13, 17, 21, 25, 29 £6,525 £1,950

NOVEMBER:

2, 6, 10, 14, 18, 30 £6,525 £1,950

DECEMBER:

4, 8, 12 £6,525 £1,950

16, 20 £7,280 £2,250

JOURNEY DETAILS

This journey contains some active elements. Minimum age is 10 years. First group event:

welcome briefing at 8.30 on Day 2. Last group event: farewell dinner at 19.00 on Day 9.

Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of two guests.

Please note that multiple groups of 18 A&K guests and other passengers may be travelling on

board ship simultaneously. Routes may run in reverse on selected departures (Aswan/Luxor

instead of Luxor/Aswan).

Book your journey today

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LUXURY SMALL GROUP JOURNEYS

Petra to the Pyramids &

a Nile Yacht Cruise

13 days from £9,710 | Limited to 12 guests

Experience the best of Jordan and Egypt on an

intimate journey from Petra and Wadi Rum to

Luxor and Cairo, exploring the region’s most

iconic sites and relaxing in elegant accommodation,

such as the dahabeah passenger boat Sanctuary

Zein Nile Chateau, your home for a three-night

cruise along the Nile.

Cairo

E G Y P T

Abu Simbel

Valley of

the Kings

Kom Ombo

Luxor

Aswan

Jerash

J O R D A N

Aqaba

Amman

Dead Sea

Petra

Wadi Rum

ARRIVE/DEPART

AIR

ROAD

CRUISE

A&K ADVANTAGES

▶ Explore Petra, the ancient desert city in Jordan carved into

solid rock, viewing its famed, pillared Treasury and learning

its myriad secrets

▶ Roam by 4x4 through Jordan’s Wadi Rum, watching the

sun set over red-hued stone outcroppings and dining like

Bedouins beneath desert stars

▶ Float with ease in the buoyant, mineral-rich waters of the

restorative Dead Sea

▶ Cruise the Nile on intimate, exclusively chartered Sanctuary

Zein Nile Chateau, visiting many iconic sites, including the

Temple of Luxor and the tomb of Tutankhamun


▶ Enter one of the pyramids, ride a camel and view the

enigmatic Great Sphinx on the Giza Plateau

▶ Discover the stunning temples of Ramses II and Queen

Nefertari in Abu Simbel

▶ Overnight at the historic Sofitel Legend Old Cataract

Aswan, where Agatha Christie stayed on the visit to Egypt

that inspired her to write Death on the Nile

DAY 1: Arrive Amman, Jordan

Arrive in Amman, where you are met by an A&K

representative and privately transferred to your hotel.

The St. Regis Amman

DAY 2: Aqaba | City of Mosaics

Proceed to Mount Nebo, where Moses is said to have seen

the Promised Land he would never enter. Just beyond,

Madaba – the ‘City of Mosaics’ – reveals the oldest preserved

mosaic map of the Holy Land. Comprising two million

pieces of coloured stone, it informed scholars about

Jerusalem’s layout after its destruction and rebuilding in 70

AD. Continue to Aqaba and check in to your hotel. Tonight,

sit down to a special welcome dinner at the members-only

Royal Yacht Club. Kempinski Hotel Aqaba Red Sea | Meals: B L D

DAY 3: Wadi Rum | In the Valley of the Moon

After a morning at leisure in Aqaba, travel to Wadi Rum

– the ‘Valley of the Moon’ – which you explore by 4x4,

traversing rose-tinted vistas and visiting a place where

Lawrence of Arabia once lived. Tonight, embrace Bedouin

life with a Chef ’s Table dinner beneath twinkling desert

skies before returning to your hotel.

Kempinski Hotel Aqaba Red Sea | Meals: B D

DAY 4: Petra | The Rose City

Explore stunning Petra, the ancient Nabataean city carved

from solid rock. Enter through a narrow gap, the Siq, to

view the majestic Treasury, Temple of the Winged Lions

and Palace Tomb. Once a stop for camel caravans bearing

spices and silk, Petra was lost for 1,000 years until it was

rediscovered in 1812 by Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig

Burckhardt. After lunch, relax on a drive to your hotel

along the shore of the Dead Sea.

Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea | Meals: B L D

DAY 5: The Dead Sea | Design your Day

This morning, enjoy one of these Design your Day options:

▶ Explore third-century Jerash, ‘Pompeii of the Middle

East’, with its well-preserved Roman ruins, on foot.

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Take in the marvels of Petra in Jordan, including the iconic Treasury

▶ Explore Amman, visiting its historic downtown, the

Citadel and the impressive Roman Theatre.

▶ Visit Bethany Beyond the Jordan on the eastern bank of

the Jordan River, known as the baptism site of Jesus.

This afternoon, enjoy time at leisure, free to float in the

mineral-rich waters of the Dead Sea.

Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea | Meals: B L

DAY 6: Cairo, Egypt | Land of the pharaohs

Fly to Cairo, Egypt’s bustling capital city. This afternoon,

visit the Grand Egyptian Museum, home to a vast collection

of ancient Egyptian artefacts.

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza | Meals: B

DAY 7: Luxor | Cruising the Nile

This morning, fly to Luxor, where you board Sanctuary Zein

Nile Chateau. Embark on a three-night cruise where you

discover the Nile’s impact on ancient Egyptian civilisation.

After lunch aboard, visit the striking Temple of Luxor.

Along the front of the temple pylons, there were six large

statues of Ramses II (of which three remain), while behind

Get a glimpse into religious life in ancient

Egypt at the imposing Temple of Horus

Sail the Nile River on a felucca, viewing sights

on shore and circling Elephantine Island

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Roam by 4x4 through the ‘Valley of the Moon’, Wadi Rum

the East Tower is the Courtyard of Ramses II. Marvel at the

Colonnade of Amenhotep III, which consists of 14 papyrusheaded

columns, leading to the Court of Amenhotep III.

Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau | Meals: B L D

DAYS 8 –9: Nile Cruise | Storied structures

Discover the Valley of the Kings, the legendary burial

ground of the pharaohs, including entrance into the tomb

of Tutankhamun. Journey to the Temple of Karnak, where

generations of pharaohs wished to record their names. Walk

through the Great Hypostyle Hall with its expertly aligned

columns, then continue cruising to the Temple of Horus,

the falcon-headed god. Built in 230 BC by Ptolemy III, and

having spent much of the modern era buried in sand, this

well-preserved and colourful structure reveals what temple

worship in ancient Egypt was like. Sail toward Aswan while

enjoying a Scenic Sundowner overlooking the Nile. Sanctuary

Zein Nile Chateau | Meals: B L D

DAY 10: Aswan | Riverine heritage

Disembark in Aswan and ride a motorised boat to Philae

Temple on Agilika island. Continue to the granite quarries

and site of the Unfinished Obelisk, thought to have belonged

to Queen Hatshepsut or Queen Nefertiti. Arrive at your

historic luxury hotel. Dating back to 1899, it was built by

Thomas Cook to house European travellers, among them Sir

Winston Churchill; Margaret Thatcher; and Agatha Christie,

whose novel, Death on the Nile, included this Victorian

palace. Board a felucca and sail around Elephantine Island,

and dine in the famed 1902 restaurant. Sofitel Legend Old

Cataract Aswan | Meals: B D

DAY 11: Abu Simbel & Cairo | Twin temples

Fly to Abu Simbel and discover the commanding twin

temples of Ramses II and his wife, Queen Nefertari. Located

beside Lake Nasser, this site is both an ancient and a modern

engineering marvel. Return to the airport and fly to Cairo via

Aswan. Check in to your hotel and spend the remainder of

the day at leisure. Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza | Meals: B

“Great guides, great experiences, great group size,

and the boat experience was wonderful. And our

guide was very thoughtful and generous.”

— Ms S, October 2019

DAY 12: Cairo | Giza Plateau by camel

Join your expert A&K Egyptologist and discover the

pyramids built for Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus on

the Giza Plateau. Then, Ride like a Local, by camel, as you

take in the panormaic Giza Plateau backdropped by soaring

pyramids. Also see the fabled Great Sphinx, a monumental

limestone statue. Next, visit the ancient capital of Memphis,

the city of Menes, as well as the necropolis of Sakkara, site

of the storied Step Pyramid of King Djoser and the oldestknown

Egyptian pyramid. Tonight, toast your travels with

fellow guests at a farewell dinner. Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at

Nile Plaza | Meals: B L D

DAY 13: Depart Cairo

Transfer to the airport and board your flight home. Meals: B

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INSPIRING ACCOMMODATION

Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau

The first bespoke dahabeah built to

international luxury standards.

Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan

Riverfront Victorian palace with a spa.

North Africa & the Middle East

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile

Plaza – Luxury hotel conveniently

located on the Nile Corniche.

Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea

Luxury hotel perched on the edge of

the Dead Sea.

Stroll among the soaring

columns of the Temple of Karnak

Kempinski Hotel Aqaba Red Sea

Gracious beachfront hotel with

sea-view rooms.

The St. Regis Amman

Contemporary luxury hotel that

blends heritage with sophistication.

TRAVEL PRIVATELY WITH A&K

DATES & PRICING

Customise this itinerary to create the perfect luxury

tailor-made journey just for you. Contact A&K for

more details.

GUARANTEED DEPARTURE PER PERSON SINGLE SUPP.

DATES (2022) FROM FROM

JANUARY:

6, 27 £9,710 £2,250

FEBRUARY:

3, 17 £9,710 £2,250

MARCH:

10, 17, 31 £9,710 £2,250

APRIL:

7, 14, 21 £9,710 £2,250

SEPTEMBER:

1, 15 £9,710 £2,250

29 £10,010 £2,475

OCTOBER:

6, 13, 20 £10,010 £2,475

NOVEMBER:

3, 10, 17 £10,010 £2,475

DECEMBER:

1, 8 £10,010 £2,475

JOURNEY DETAILS

This journey contains some active elements. Minimum age is 10 years. First group event:

welcome briefing at 10.30 on Day 2. Last group event: farewell dinner at 19.00 on

Day 12. Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of two guests.

Book your journey today

Contact A&K or go online for up-to-date information on dates, pricing, extensions and special offers.

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LUXURY SMALL GROUP JOURNEYS

Splendours of Morocco

12 days from £6,010 | Limited to 18 guests

Essaouira

4-day post-tour extension from £1,650

Discover exotic Morocco, from the timeless walled

city of Fez to the bustling medina in Marrakech,

viewing local Berber life in the ruggedly beautiful

High Atlas Mountains and staying at A&K’s

Exclusive Desert Tented Camp nestled among the

towering dunes of the Sahara.

A&K ADVANTAGES

Essaouira

Casablanca

Marrakech

Rabat

Volubilis

Fez

M O R O C C O

Ouarzazate

Erfoud

A&K Exclusive

Desert Tented

Camp

ARRIVE/DEPART

ROAD

EXTENSION

▶ Venture into the Sahara by 4x4 and camel for an

unforgettable overnight stay at A&K’s Exclusive Desert

Tented Camp that includes dinner and live Moroccan music

▶ Explore Fez el-Bali, Morocco’s cultural heart, on a guided

walk through its winding alleyways and past its myriad souks

▶ Share lively conversation with a female professor over dinner

and freely discuss the role of women in modern Morocco

▶ Tread the ancient Roman paths of Volubilis, a UNESCO

World Heritage Site, to marvel at soaring arches and vivid,

well-preserved 2,000-year-old mosaics

▶ Discover Marrakech at its most authentic, taking in the

sights, sounds and scents of its UNESCO-listed medina

▶ Visit local artisans whose works still reflect the influences of

Morocco’s historic Roman, Moorish and Berber cultures

DAY 1: Arrive Casablanca, Morocco

Arrive in Casablanca and transfer to your luxurious

accommodation, designed with contemporary styling and

traditional Moroccan accents. Enjoy the rest of the day at

leisure in this exotic setting, the inspiration for the eponymous

1942 Humphrey Bogart film. Four Seasons Hotel Casablanca

DAY 2: Rabat & Fez | Ancient traditions, rich heritage

Begin the day in the port city of Casablanca, Morocco’s

largest metropolis and its commercial hub. Visit the

stunning Hassan II Mosque, which accommodates up to

25,000 worshipers; its minaret stands as the tallest religious

structure in the world. Then, travel to the Moorish city

of Rabat, capital of Morocco, to visit the Mohammed V

Mausoleum, dedicated to the founder of modern Morocco,

grandfather of the current king. View the Mauresque-style

Hassan Tower and Oudaya Kasbah, along with its palmdotted

Andalusian garden. Continue to Fez for a special

cocktail reception. Then, sit down to a welcome dinner,

joined by a female professor who converses with you about

the role of women in modern Morocco, an A&K-exclusive

experience. Palais Faraj Suites & Spa | Meals: B L D

DAY 3: Fez | Timeless medieval city

Explore Fez el-Bali (Old Fez), the cultural heart of Morocco.

Founded in the eighth century by Moulay Idris I, this

imperial capital was a renowned centre of medieval learning.

Stroll the labyrinthine old quarter, with its 9,000 narrow

lanes, alleys and souks, on a market visit of exceeding

authenticity. Watching local craftsmen in action – working

with bronze and pottery – makes for an engaging artisan visit

as well. Proceed to the intricately detailed Karaouine. Built in

859 AD, it is one of the oldest still-functioning universities in

the world. You also visit Nejjarine Square before continuing

to Fez el-Jadid (New Fez), where you see the Royal Palace,

madrasas (Islamic schools) and mellah (Jewish quarter).

Palais Faraj Suites & Spa | Meals: B L

DAY 4: Volubilis | Roman ruins & lunch at a vineyard

Journey overland to explore Volubilis, a UNESCO World

Heritage Site that is home to some of the best-preserved

Roman ruins in North Africa. With its triumphal arches,

basilicas and capitals, the Volubilis skyline brims with

iconic examples of Roman architecture. Among its greatest

treasures, however, are the mosaic floors of former family

dwellings, which include depictions of Orpheus charming

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Ride by camel into the vast Sahara to your exclusive tented camp

animals with his lyre, nine dolphins signifying good luck and

a portrait of Amphitrite in a seahorse-drawn chariot. Next,

proceed to a winery outside Meknes for a memorable Chef ’s

Table lunch at an on-site restaurant set among the region’s

sunbathed vineyards and olive groves. Return to Fez, with

your evening at leisure. Palais Faraj Suites & Spa | Meals: B L

DAY 5: Erfoud | Desert oasis

Travel to small, desert-fringed Erfoud, pausing for lunch

en route and marvelling at everyday life as you pass Berber

villages, endless date palm plantations and the majestic Atlas

Mountains. After the day’s scenic drive, settle into your hotel

before gathering for dinner this evening. Tonight’s meal is

prepared with locally sourced, organic ingredients.

L’Hotel by Chateau de Sable | Meals: B L D

DAY 6: The Sahara | Into the desert dunes

This morning, discover the fortified desert town of Rissani.

Continue into the desert dunes of the Sahara, at first by

four-wheel-drive vehicle, amid stunning reddish-hued

sand dunes that reach over 400 metres high, creating an

otherworldly landscape. Then, switch modes of transport

Enter the massive Hassan II Mosque and

behold its soaring minaret, in Casablanca

Explore the walled medina in Marrakech,

a UNESCO World Heritage Site

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View the Andalusian garden of the Oudaya Kasbah in Rabat

and Ride like a Local by camel, to your nomadic tented

camp, where a reception with mint tea and pastries awaits

you. As the sun sets over the Saharan dunes, celebrate your

unforgettable desert foray with a Scenic Sundowner. Return

to your camp for a traditional meal before a campfire, along

with distinctively Moroccan entertainment. Then, slumber in

comfort as the sounds of the desert lull you to sleep.

A&K Exclusive Desert Tented Camp | Meals: B L D

DAY 7: Ouarzazate | Road of a Thousand Kasbahs

Journey overland to Ouarzazate, once a stopping point

for African traders travelling to the cities of Morocco and

Europe. En route, absorb stunning views of the High Atlas

Mountains’ southern slopes, intersecting the Dades Valley’s

flourishing crops, irrigation canals and palm trees. Travel

along the ‘Road of a Thousand Kasbahs’ to Ouarzazate and

your delightful oasis of a hotel. Le Berbère Palace | Meals: B L D

DAY 8: Ouarzazate | Door of the desert

Begin the day in Ouarzazate, a city originally built as a

French garrison in the 1920s. Today, it is a regional trade

centre, known for its pottery and carpets. See the Kasbah

of Tifoultoute, a majestic 17th-century fortress featuring a

panoramic view of the valley of Ouarzazate and the scenic

High Atlas mountains. Continue to Ait Benhaddou, a

UNESCO World Heritage Site and home of the region’s most

exotic kasbahs, some of which have been featured in famous

films, including Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator.

Le Berbère Palace | Meals: B L D

DAY 9: Ouarzazate | Crossing the High Atlas mountains

Journey over the High Atlas Mountains, observing everyday

life in remote rural towns, to the fascinating ‘Red City’ of

Marrakech, where you check in to your luxurious hotel.

Four Seasons Resort Marrakech | Meals: B L D

DAY 10: Marrakech | Exploring the Red City

Today, begin to unearth the secrets of Marrakech, starting in

the medina, the old walled section of town that is a UNESCO

World Heritage Site. Marvel at its architectural jewels,

including the soaring Koutoubia Minaret. Then visit Dar Si

Said Museum, originally built as a palace in the 19th century.

Afterwards, visit Djemaa el-Fna, Marrakech’s main square,

which is filled with orange juice stalls and vendors, along

with acrobats, dancers and street musicians performing

at every turn. You may also wish to stroll the city’s fabled,

labyrinthine souks.

Four Seasons Resort Marrakech | Meals: B L

DAY 11: Marrakech | Design your Day

Begin your day at Jardin Majorelle, a picturesque garden

created by French painter Jacques Majorelle and later

restored by design legend Yves Saint-Laurent. Stop at the

Yves Saint Laurent Museum nearby for an up-close look at

some of the famed designer’s creations. This afternoon, enjoy

one of these Design your Day activities:

▶ Learn to cook with Moroccan spices with a cooking

demonstration and tasting.

▶ Explore the souks of Marrakech with an expert guide,

walking narrow streets lined with centuries-old shops.

▶ Enjoy a guided walk of the Jewish Quarter, once a

thriving centre of religious freedom and tolerance.

Tonight, attend a special farewell dinner with entertainment by

a local gnaoua band. Four Seasons Resort Marrakech | Meals: B D

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INSPIRING ACCOMMODATION

A&K Exclusive Desert Tented

Camp — A nomad-styled desert

camp with en-suite facilities.

Four Seasons Resort Marrakech

Travel + Leisure World’s Best hotel in

a beautiful Moorish garden setting.

North Africa & the Middle East

Palais Faraj Suites & Spa

Boutique hotel set in a former palace

featuring Arab-Andalusian design.

Le Berbère Palace

Spacious, luxurious desert oasis built

with flair in the Moroccan style.

Four Seasons Hotel Casablanca

Contemporary luxury hotel with

traditional Moroccan accents.

L’Hotel by Chateau de Sable

An oasis in the middle of the desert

with a refreshing swimming pool.

DAY 12: Depart Marrakech

Transfer to the Marrakech airport and board your

international flight home, or join an Essaouira post-tour

extension. Meals: B

TRAVEL PRIVATELY WITH A&K

This itinerary is available as a private journey, Signature

Morocco, priced from £7,065. Contact A&K for more

details.

EXTEND YOUR JOURNEY

Essaouira post-tour Extension

4 days from £1,650 | Available on selected departures

Journey overland from Marrakech to explore the town of

Essaouira, seeing its medina (old town) filled with artisan

workshops and boutiques, and drive the dramatic coastline

past stunning cliffs and ocean waves to Casablanca.

DATES & PRICING

GUARANTEED DEPARTURE PER PERSON SINGLE SUPP.

DATES (2022) FROM FROM

JANUARY:

15, 22 £6,010 £2,175

FEBRUARY:

5, 22 £6,615 £2,400

MARCH:

5, 13, 20 £6,765 £2,475

27 £7,515 £3,230

APRIL:

3 £7,515 £3,230

12, 16, 19, 23, 30 £6,765 £2,475

MAY:

7, 14, 17, 28 £6,765 £2,475

JUNE:

4 £6,765 £2,475

AUGUST:

27 £6,765 £2,475

SEPTEMBER:

3, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24 £6,765 £2,475

OCTOBER:

1, 11, 15, 23, 30 £6,765 £2,475

NOVEMBER:

6 £6,765 £2,475

15, 19, 22 £6,615 £2,400

DECEMBER:

3, 6, 10 £6,615 £2,400

JOURNEY DETAILS

This journey contains some active elements. Minimum age is 10 years. First group event:

welcome briefing at 18.15 on Day 1. Last group event: farewell dinner at 19.00 on Day 11.

Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of two guests. Long drives should be

expected on this itinerary, as this is the only way to experience the magical scenery that the

country has to offer.

Book your journey today

Contact A&K or go online for up-to-date information on

dates, pricing, extensions and special offers.

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North Africa & the Middle East

LUXURY SMALL GROUP JOURNEYS

Jordan & Israel:

Ancient Wonders

14 days from £7,890 | Limited to 18 guests

Journey through two ancient lands, encountering

historic sites sacred to three world faiths as you

behold magnificent Petra, overnight in Wadi Rum

and discover Israel, from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv.

Caesarea

Acre

Tel Aviv

Jerusalem

Masada

I S R A E L

Nazareth

Dead

Sea

Tiberias

Petra

Jerash

Amman

Madaba/

Mount

Nebo

J O R D A N

A&K ADVANTAGES

▶ Explore Petra, the ancient desert city in Jordan that was

carved into solid rock, viewing its famed Treasury and

learning its myriad secrets

▶ Overnight in Jordan’s Wadi Rum, dining Bedouin-style

amid red sands and towering rock formations and sleeping

beneath the sparkling desert sky

▶ Relax in the buoyant, restorative waters of the mineral-rich

Dead Sea

▶ Experience the contrasts of ancient and modern Israel as

you explore the Old City of Jerusalem, where people of

three faiths live side by side within ancient walls, in a setting

steeped in history

▶ Learn about modern local life from a Christian family during

an A&K-exclusive private lunch at their home in Bethlehem

▶ Discover additional UNESCO World Heritage Sites,

including Bethany Beyond the Jordan, Masada and Acre

DAY 1: Arrive Amman, Jordan

Arrive in Amman, transfer to your hotel and enjoy the rest

of your day at leisure. Four Seasons Hotel Amman

DAY 2: Amman & Jerash | Ancient Roman streets

Today begins with a visit to Jerash, a city founded by

Alexander the Great, to marvel at its Greco-Roman ruins.

Walk the Roman cardo, viewing grooves made by chariot

wheels. Return to Amman and, after lunch at a local

restaurant, explore the city and its Citadel and Roman

Theatre. Tonight, gather for a festive welcome dinner.

Four Seasons Hotel Amman | Meals: B L D

DAY 3: Mount Nebo/Madaba | Design your Day

This morning, enjoy one of these Design your Day activities:

Wadi Rum

▶ Set out on a walking tour of Amman to experience

this fascinating, modern capital city as locals do.

▶ Visit the Royal Automobile Museum, home to King

Hussein’s personal collection of cars and motorcycles.

▶ Relax in the Four Seasons Spa, indulging in the spa

facilities and a 50-minute massage.

After lunch, journey to Mount Nebo, in the footsteps of

Moses, for expansive views of the Holy Land. Proceed to

Madaba, known as the ‘City of Mosaics’ for its spectacular

Byzantine and Umayyad examples. Finish the day with

check-in at your hotel in close proximity to Petra.

Mövenpick Resort Petra | Meals: B L

ARRIVE/DEPART

ROAD

DAY 4: Petra | From the Rose City to Wadi Rum

Spend a full day exploring Petra, passing through the Siq to

view the majestic Treasury, the Temple of the Winged Lions

and the Palace Tomb. Once a rich merchant city and a stop

for camel caravans bringing spices, silk and slaves from

Arabia to the Mediterranean, Petra was lost for 1,000 years,

emerging from antiquity in 1812 when it was rediscovered by

the Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt. Later, depart

for Wadi Rum – the ‘Valley of the Moon’ – which, with its

immense size, colour and awe-inspiring shapes, creates an

almost supernatural atmosphere. Tonight, experience a

Bedouin dinner and stargazing at your comfortable desert

camp. Sun City Camp | Meals: B L D

DAY 5: Wadi Rum | Across the Valley of the Moon

This morning, venture into the rose-tinted mountains and

marvellous desert vistas where T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence

of Arabia) lived with his Bedouin friends and allies during

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Experience firsthand the ancient stone-carved marvel of Petra in Jordan

World War I. Bedouin camps are evident in the wadi

(valley), which is still home to a number of Bedouin families.

Traverse Wadi Rum by four-wheel-drive vehicle, and then

Ride like a Local by camel, to take in the stunning landscape

in an unforgettable way. This afternoon, travel north to the

Dead Sea and settle into your accommodation upon arrival.

Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea | Meals: B L

DAY 6: The Dead Sea | Bethany Beyond the Jordan

Today, visit Bethany Beyond the Jordan, known as the place

of Jesus’ baptism by John the Baptist. This UNESCO World

Heritage Site features Roman and Byzantine remains and is a

place of pilgrimage for many. Return to your resort hotel for

time at leisure and a float in the buoyant, mineral-rich waters

of the Dead Sea. Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea | Meals: B

DAY 7: Jerusalem, Israel | The Garden of Gethsemane

Cross into Israel and drive to the Mount of Olives for a

view over the Temple Mount (Al Haram el-Sharif). Visit

the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus is said to have

prayed with his disciples before his crucifixion. Stroll Mahna

Yahuda, Jerusalem’s largest food market, which takes up an

View the Greco-Roman ruins outside Jerash,

a city founded by Alexander the Great

Visit Jerusalem, where the history of three great

faiths is always close at hand

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Relax on a stay beside the Dead Sea and float in its soothing waters

entire neighbourhood, between Yafo and Agripas. Top off

your market tour with a delicious lunch. After a full day,

check in and later dine at your historic hotel’s restaurant.

The King David | Meals: B L D

DAY 8: Jerusalem | Epicentre of faiths

Join your expert local guide for a full day’s exploration of the

Old City, first stopping at the Western Wall, one of Judaism’s

most sacred sites. View the Temple Mount area with its

Dome of the Rock. After lunch at a local café, walk along

the Via Dolorosa, where Jesus carried the cross, arriving at

the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, traditional site of Jesus’

crucifixion, burial and resurrection. Later, visit the Israel

Museum’s Shrine of the Book to view a portion of the Dead

Sea Scrolls, and see the Second Temple Model. As your day

ends, view the city’s skyline with a Scenic Sundowner.

The King David | Meals: B L

“Fabulous. I learned so much – and how much

I don’t know – about the wonderful mix of people

who live here.”

— Ms S, March 2019

DAY 9: Bethlehem | Yad Vashem & lunch in a family home

Visit Yad Vashem, Israel’s memorial to Holocaust victims.

Drive to Bethlehem, located in the West Bank, for a lunch

served in the home of a local family, providing a unique

opportunity to engage in authentic cultural interaction, on

an A&K-exclusive Chef ’s Table experience. Then, visit the

Church of the Nativity, a sixth-century basilica that stands

over a cave held to be the birthplace of Jesus. Dine tonight at

a top restaurant in Jerusalem. The King David | Meals: B L D

DAY 10: Masada | Zealot stronghold

Explore Masada, built by King Herod in 31 BC atop a

rocky plateau with views of the Dead Sea. Take a cable car

up to this final stronghold, where Jewish Zealots made their

last stand against the Romans, ultimately taking their own

lives rather than becoming enslaved. Return to Jerusalem

for lunch and an afternoon at leisure.

The King David | Meals: B L

DAY 11: Acre & Nazareth | Jesus’ boyhood town

Drive to Acre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of

the world’s oldest ports, to see the Crusader Halls, markets

and the old town. Then, journey to Jesus’ boyhood town of

Nazareth. After lunch, visit the Church of the Annunciation,

built on the traditional site of Mary and Joseph’s home.

Continue to Tiberias and your hotel, which occupies a

historic building along the Sea of Galilee. Prior to dinner,

experience an artisanal wine talk and tasting organised by a

professional sommelier. Scots Hotel | Meals: B L D

DAY 12: Sea of Galilee | In the footsteps of Jesus

Enjoy a private boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, and then stop

at Capernaum to view St. Peter’s house and the synagogue

where Jesus taught. Visit the Mount of Beatitudes, site

of the Sermon on the Mount. After lunch, drive to the

Golan Heights to learn about the rich history and strategic

importance of this rugged landscape. A source of the Jordan

River, it was home to the Tribe of Dan and has remains

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INSPIRING ACCOMMODATION

The King David

Historic Jerusalem property, a Travel + Leisure World’s Best hotel, with rooms

overlooking the Old City, spacious gardens and an outdoor swimming pool.

North Africa & the Middle East

Scots Hotel

Stay in a luxurious room at this

unique, historic hotel.

Four Seasons Hotel Amman

Travel + Leisure World’s Best hotel set

in the heart of Jordan’s capital city.

Mövenpick Resort Petra

Ideally located just steps from the

entrance to Petra.

Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea

Luxury hotel perched on the edge of

the fabled Dead Sea.

dating to the Roman, Hellenistic and Persian periods.

Gather tonight for a memorable farewell dinner.

Scots Hotel | Meals: B L D

DAYS 13–14: Tel Aviv & Jaffa | Artists’ quarter

Visit Caesarea, built to honour Augustus Caesar and later

occupied by the Crusaders. Discover Israel’s largest city,

Tel Aviv. Located along a beautiful stretch of beach on the

Mediterranean, Tel Aviv is Israel’s commercial centre; a busy

metropolis that inspires visitors with a unique and energetic

atmosphere. Set out on a walking tour of Jaffa, an ancient

port town that has become a noted artists’ colony, located

just south of Tel Aviv. The next day, transfer to the Tel Aviv

airport for your departing flight.

Dan Tel Aviv Hotel | Meals: B L (Day 13), B (Day 14)

TRAVEL PRIVATELY WITH A&K

This itinerary is available as a private journey, Signature

Jordan & Israel, priced from £10,900. Contact A&K for

more details.

Dan Tel Aviv Hotel

Relaxing accommodation near the

beach, shopping and dining.

DATES & PRICING

Sun City Camp

Comfortable Martian domes with

panoramic mountain views.

GUARANTEED DEPARTURE PER PERSON SINGLE SUPP.

DATES (2022) FROM FROM

FEBRUARY:

16, 23 £7,890 £3,305

MARCH:

2, 9, 16, 23, 30 £7,890 £3,305

APRIL:

20, 27 £7,890 £3,305

MAY:

4, 11 £7,890 £3,305

SEPTEMBER:

7, 21 £7,890 £3,305

OCTOBER:

12, 19, 26 £7,890 £3,305

NOVEMBER:

2, 9, 16, 23, 30 £7,890 £3,305

DECEMBER:

7 £7,890 £3,305

JOURNEY DETAILS

This journey contains some active elements. Minimum age is 10 years. First group event:

welcome briefing at 8.30 on Day 2. Last group event: arrival in Tel Aviv at 17.30 on

Day 13.Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of two guests.

Book your journey today

Contact A&K or go online for up-to-date information on

dates, pricing, extensions and special offers.

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Asia, India & the Pacific

LUXURY SMALL GROUP JOURNEYS

Images of Indochina

& Angkor Wat

13 days from £6,990 | Limited to 18 guests

To

Myanmar

Luang

Prabang

T H A I L A N D

Hanoi

Hai Phong

Ha Long

Bay

V I E T N A M

LAOS

Myanmar

6-day post-tour extension from £2,580

Be immersed in the historical, cultural and culinary

treasures of four countries – Vietnam, Cambodia,

Laos and Thailand – on a single, comprehensive

journey through South-east Asia that includes

watching the sun rise over Angkor Wat.

A&K ADVANTAGES

ARRIVE/DEPART

AIR

ROAD

CRUISE

EXTENSION

Bangkok

Siem Reap

C A M B O D I A

Ho Chi

Minh City

▶ Experience the complex history of Vietnam, north and

south, from the infamous ‘Hanoi Hilton’ to the Cu Chi

tunnels, where you meet with a former Vietcong soldier

▶ Discover a tranquil corner of Ha Long Bay, gliding among its

stunning limestone islands and watching sunset and sunrise,

on a relaxing overnight cruise

▶ Rise early for a cyclo ride through Ho Chi Minh City’s

streets, observing local life, stopping for coffee and

savouring sensational pho at a little-known culinary hotspot

▶ Spend two days in Siem Reap with your expert local guide,

exploring Angkor Wat, Bayon Temple and Ta Prohm Temple

▶ Connect with serene Luang Prabang, joining locals in their

home for a baci ceremony and taking part in an alms-giving

tradition that immerses you in the community’s spiritual life

DAY 1: Arrive Hanoi, Vietnam

Arrive in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, and transfer to your

colonial-style hotel. Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

DAY 2: Hanoi | Exploring the historic Old Quarter

Hanoi is the country’s cultural heart, bearing traces of

centuries of changing dynasties. Visit Ho Chi Minh’s house,

a simple structure that served as home to the revolutionary

guerrilla leader. After lunch, visit the infamous ‘Hanoi

Hilton’ prison, where American prisoners of war were once

confined. Ride like a Local by cyclo through the city’s Old

Quarter. This evening, gather with your fellow guests for a

welcome dinner. Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi | Meals: B L D

DAY 3: Ha Long Bay | Cruising among the karsts

Travel to Hai Phong, where you board Orchid for a cruise of

picturesque Ha Long Bay. Relax on deck as Orchid snakes

its way past countless islets, their striking karsts (limestone

formations) rising dramatically from the emerald waters.

Disembark on Cat Ba Island and discover Trung Trang

Cave’s intricate features, formed over millennia. Back aboard

Orchid, view the sunset framed against the Gulf of Tonkin

shoreline, followed by dinner aboard. Orchid | Meals: B L D

DAY 4: Ha Long Bay & Ho Chi Minh City | Sunrise tai chi

Greet the day on deck with sunrise tai chi overlooking the

bay. Set out for an early morning kayak excursion among

the towering limestone pinnacles. Return for brunch on

board as Orchid sails home to port in Hai Phong. Back on

terra firma, proceed to Hang Kenh temple and take in a local

water puppet show. Later, fly to Ho Chi Minh City, formerly

Saigon, where you settle in at your hotel.

The Reverie Saigon | Meals: B L

DAY 5: Ho Chi Minh City | Vibrant, evocative Saigon

Recently experiencing a resurgence of art and culture, Ho Chi

Minh City is a lively, evocative hub of activity. Rise early for a

carefully curated, A&K-exclusive experience that starts with

a cyclo ride through the streets as the city slowly comes to

life. Stroll through Tao Dan Park, a neighbourhood gathering

place, and then enjoy speciality Vietnamese coffee at a

local shop. Changing from cyclo to vehicle, continue along

Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street to visit a little-known, hard-tofind

weapons bunker. Round out your morning exploration

of local life by sampling some of the city’s most sensational

pho at one of its best-kept-secret restaurants. Return to your

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Visit stunning Angkor Wat and watch the sun rise over its many spires

hotel to enjoy the rest of the morning at leisure. At lunch,

participate in a Chef ’s Table experience where you try your

hand at making banh khot, a savoury Vietnamese pancake.

This afternoon, view examples of the city’s colonial legacy,

including Reunification Palace and the Central Post Office,

and then explore a Cao Dai temple to get in touch with

southern Vietnam’s spiritual side. Tonight, gather for dinner

at a local culinary hot spot. The Reverie Saigon | Meals: B L D

DAY 6: Ho Chi Minh City | Design your Day

Today, venture outside of the city to explore the Cu Chi

tunnels and speak with a former Vietcong soldier, learning

how this vast subterranean network was used to conceal

and support a stealthy underground fighting force. This

afternoon, enjoy one of these Design your Day activities.

▶ Visit the War Remnants Museum to view photographs

from Bunyo Ishikawa, a Vietnam War photojournalist.

▶ Explore the city’s bustling culinary scene, sampling

traditional dishes prepared by local street-food vendors.

▶ Stroll Ben Thanh Market & craft boutiques to discover

the latest in trendy shops and local market life.

Take in the grandeur of the Grand Palace in

Bangkok, historic home of the Siamese court

Explore Wat Xieng Thong and view other

inspiring temples in Luang Prabang

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Relax on a cruise of Ha Long Bay and kayak its tranquil waters

Return to your hotel, where the rest of your afternoon and

evening are at leisure. The Reverie Saigon | Meals: B

DAY 7: Siem Reap, Cambodia | Mysterious Ta Prohm

Fly to Siem Reap, the town nearest to Angkor Thom and

Angkor Wat. Begin your exploration of Ta Prohm, where the

roots of great trees seem to have spilled over the roof of this

iconic stone temple. Enjoy an evening at leisure.

La Résidence d’Angkor, A Belmond Hotel, Siem Reap | Meals: B L

DAY 8: Siem Reap | Sunrise over Angkor Wat

Rise early this morning to experience the incomparable

serenity and inspiration of watching the sun rise over

mystical Angkor Wat before exploring the vast temple

complex with your expert local guide. Return to your hotel

for breakfast and time to relax. This afternoon, visit Angkor

Thom, the last capital of the Khmer kingdom, and Bayon

Temple, its 172 large-scale faces – bearing beguiling smiles –

representing gods, goddesses, and other beings from classical

poems and mythology. This evening, take a tranquil gondola

cruise on the Angkor Thom moat while sipping a cool drink

on a Scenic Sundowner.

La Résidence d’Angkor, A Belmond Hotel, Siem Reap | Meals: B D

DAY 9: Siem Reap | Hidden temples & treasures

Today, explore a less-visited temple: Banteay Srei, known as

the ‘Citadel of Women’. Learn about the essential work of

the Cambodia Clean Water Project, an A&K Philanthropy

project that builds pumping wells in rural communities

throughout the country. After lunch at a local restaurant,

bid farewell to Cambodia as you fly to Luang Prabang.

La Résidence Phou Vao, A Belmond Hotel, Luang Prabang | Meals: B L

DAY 10: Luang Prabang, Laos | Living temples

Step back in time for a day as you explore charming Luang

Prabang and its tranquil streets. Begin with a visit to the

National Museum, once a royal palace. Then, follow quiet

back lanes to the beautiful Heuan Chan Heritage House.

After a refreshing tea in the gardens, proceed to the

enchanting Wat Xieng Thong, a Buddhist Temple noted for

its ‘Tree of Life’ wall mosaic, and then visit Wat Khili. Later,

join your fellow guests for a relaxing sunset cruise along the

tranquil and iconic Mekong River before dinner.

La Résidence Phou Vao, A Belmond Hotel, Luang Prabang | Meals: B D

DAY 11: Luang Prabang | Giving & receiving

Rise very early to give alms to Buddhist monks, putting you

in touch with the local culture and community. Return to

your hotel with some time to relax and pack. After lunch,

join locals in their home for a baci ceremony – a good-luck

ritual for a safe journey that is part of the local culture –

before flying to Bangkok. The Peninsula Bangkok | Meals: B L

DAY 12: Bangkok, Thailand | Along the Chao Phraya River

Visit the sprawling Grand Palace, a complex that is the

historic Siamese court and home to Thailand’s most

important shrine, the green-jade Emerald Buddha. Also

visit the Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles to view a dazzling

array of finely detailed local fabrics. Your afternoon is

at leisure. Tonight, gather for a farewell dinner of Thai

specialties. The Peninsula Bangkok | Meals: B D

DAY 13: Depart Bangkok

After breakfast, transfer to the airport to begin your

Myanmar post-tour extension or depart for home. Meals: B

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INSPIRING ACCOMMODATION

La Résidence Phou Vao, A

Belmond Hotel, Luang Prabang

Tranquil boutique luxury hotel.

Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

French-colonial style luxury hotel

with Grand Premium Rooms.

Asia, India & the Pacific

La Résidence d’Angkor, A

Belmond Hotel, Siem Reap

Luxury hotel near the temple ruins.

The Peninsula Bangkok

Elegant luxury hotel situated on the

Chao Phraya River.

TRAVEL PRIVATELY WITH A&K

The Reverie Saigon

Travel + Leisure World’s Best hotel

with beautiful river views.

Orchid

All-balcony traditional junk with

superb onboard service.

This itinerary is available as a private journey, Signature

Indochina & Angkor Wat, priced from £5,410.

Contact A&K for more details.

EXTEND YOUR JOURNEY

Myanmar post-tour extension

6 days from £2,580 | Available on selected departures

Visit the Reclining Buddha and Shwedagon Pagoda, enjoy a

hot-air balloon flight, and float among gardens on Inle Lake.

DATES & PRICING

GUARANTEED DEPARTURE PER PERSON SINGLE SUPP.

DATES (2022) FROM FROM

JANUARY:

6, 13 £7,140 £2,400

16 £6,990 £2,250

FEBRUARY:

10 £6,990 £2,250

20, 27 £7,140 £2,400

MARCH:

10, 13, 24 £7,140 £2,400

APRIL:

10 £7,140 £2,400

SEPTEMBER:

18 £7,140 £2,400

OCTOBER:

2, 9 £7,140 £2,400

16 £9,020 £2,400

30 £7,140 £2,400

NOVEMBER:

3, 8 £7,140 £2,400

DECEMBER:

4 £7,140 £2,400

18 £8,645 £3,380

20 £9,170 £3,530

JOURNEY DETAILS

This journey contains some active elements. Minimum age is 10 years. First group event:

welcome briefing at 9.00 on Day 2. Last group event: farewell dinner at 19.00 on

Day 12. Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of two guests.

Book your journey today

Contact A&K or go online for up-to-date information on

dates, pricing, extensions and special offers.

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Asia, India & the Pacific

LUXURY SMALL GROUP JOURNEYS

Cruising the Mekong:

Siam, Saigon &

Angkor Wat

12 days from £6,460 | Limited to 24 guests

Luang Prabang

4-day pre-tour extension from £2,250

Discover astonishing Angkor Wat and cruise for

seven nights on an exclusive charter along the

Mekong River to experience its varied cultures

in rural settings not easily reached by land, on a

journey that includes vibrant Bangkok and Ho Chi

Minh City, formerly Saigon.

A&K ADVANTAGES

▶ Cruise for seven nights on an exclusive charter of 24-guest

Mekong Princess, a luxurious, all-suite boutique riverboat

able to access lesser-known ports, ushering you into the

midst of authentic rural cultures

▶ Explore magnificent Angkor Wat at sunset with an expert

guide, capping a full day among timeless ruins that include

Bayon Temple and Ta Prohm Temple

▶ Gain deeper insight into South-east Asia’s varied,

intertwined river cultures through interactions with local

villagers, families in their homes and monks in pagodas

▶ Cruise straight into the heart of old Saigon and select from

an array of active, cultural and culinary options that reveal

the diverse appeal of today’s Ho Chi Minh City

DAY 1: Arrive Bangkok, Thailand

Arrive in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, and transfer to

your luxurious hotel. The Peninsula Bangkok

From Luang

Prabang

T H A I L A N D

Bangkok

C A M B O D I A

Siem Reap

Phnom Penh

Kampong

Cham

V I E T N A M

Ho Chi Minh

City

Mekong

Delta

ARRIVE/DEPART

AIR

ROAD

CRUISE

EXTENSION

relaxed atmosphere, taking in sights along the waterfront,

including glittering Wat Arun. Later, fly to Siem Reap,

Cambodia, where you transfer to your Khmer-style hotel

and enjoy a welcome dinner.

La Résidence d’Angkor, A Belmond Hotel, Siem Reap | Meals: B L D

DAY 3: Siem Reap, Cambodia | Sunset at Angkor Wat

Set off to explore the extraordinary temples of Angkor, a

breathtaking city lost in the jungle and Cambodia’s most

prized national treasure. Enter the monumental gates of

Angkor Thom, and visit the Bayon Temple, with its 172

large-scale faces wearing enchanting smiles. Continue to Ta

Prohm Temple to see crumbling towers embraced by massive

tree roots. This afternoon, visit magnificent Angkor Wat,

where you stay until sunset, marvelling as the diminishing,

moody light washes over this unforgettable, faraway world.

La Résidence d’Angkor, A Belmond Hotel, Siem Reap | Meals: B L

DAY 4: Cruising the Mekong | Board your all-suite cruiser

Drive through the lush and scenic Cambodian countryside

to Kampong Cham, where you board A&K’s private charter

of all-suite Mekong Princess, your boutique river cruiser

for the next seven nights. Tonight, enjoy a Khmer-inspired

dinner. Mekong Princess | Meals: B L D

DAY 2: Bangkok | Gliding on the serene Chao Phraya River

Discover Wat Pho temple, with its massive Reclining Buddha

statue, and listen to the musical sound of coins dropping into

brass offering bowls. Then, travel by tuk-tuk to the sprawling

Grand Palace to view the royal Siamese court, home to

Thailand’s most important shrine, the green-jade Emerald

Buddha. Next, gather for a light lunch aboard a traditional

wooden rice barge. Cruise the Chao Phraya River in a

DAY 5: Cruising the Mekong | Life in a local village

Explore the charming town of Angkor Ban, where you enjoy

glimpses into the lives of local people, starting with a visit to

a family home. Stroll through a small market frequented by

locals and stop briefly at a monastery complex. Then, board

Mekong Princess and cruise to Phnom Penh, where you Ride

like a Local through Cambodia’s lush and alluring capital

city on an engaging cyclo tour. Discover the ornate Royal

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Cruise the mighty Mekong on an exclusive A&K charter of Mekong Princess

Palace, and wander past huge stupas (Buddhist monuments)

and spirit houses en route to the Silver Pagoda, home of

Cambodia’s Emerald Buddha and the diamond-encrusted

Maitreya Buddha. Visit the National Museum before

returning to the ship to enjoy a professional exhibition of

traditional folk dances. Mekong Princess | Meals: B L D

DAY 6: Cruising the Mekong | Phnom Penh

This morning, learn about Cambodia’s darker days as you

visit the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, and then walk the

notorious killing fields of Choeung Ek, one of history’s most

infamous places. Your afternoon is free to explore the city on

your own. Mekong Princess | Meals: B L D

DAY 7: Cruising the Mekong | Crossing into Vietnam

Cruise into Vietnam early this morning and continue

downstream to little-known Hong Ngu, which nimble

Mekong Princess can enter with ease. In this place where

few Westerners have ever been, experience an especially

friendly welcome, followed by a visit to a local family home,

where you watch the weaving of kromas (traditional Khmer

scarves). Later, explore a local temple dedicated to Hoa Hao,

Witness the wonders of Angkor Wat, Angkor

Thom and Bayon Temple’s massive faces

View historical and archaeological treasures in the

National Museum of Cambodia in Phnom Penh

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Cruise by sampan to visit a floating market on the Mekong

a unique Vietnamese religion. In the afternoon, board a

sampan (wooden boat) to Gieng Island, where hundreds of

the vessels are built each day. Cruise a canal past orchards

and rice fields. Continue to a historic Christian monastery

built by the French in 1879. Mekong Princess | Meals: B L D

DAY 8: Cruising the Mekong | Meet a local family

Disembark at the village of Hoa An, well known for its floral

and craft industries. See how locals grow and use flowers,

and meet a family in their home. Later, reboard the ship and

cruise downstream toward Can Tho, where you disembark

to visit Zihuang Pagoda. Back on board, relax on a Scenic

Sundowner this evening, observing local life at the close of

day along the delta. Mekong Princess | Meals: B L D

DAY 9: Cruising the Mekong | Floating market visit

Rise early for a sampan cruise through a fascinating floating

market near Can Tho, weaving between boats that sell goods

and produce. Fresh coconut water, the Vietnamese ‘antiaging

drink’, refreshes you before a stop at a local factory to

see the making of traditional noodles. Back on board Mekong

Princess, cruise deeper into parts of the Mekong Delta rarely

touched by travellers to see the fourth-century Phuoc Hau

Pagoda, where you interact with local monks to learn about

their daily life and practices.

Mekong Princess | Meals: B L D

DAY 10: Cruising the Mekong | Life among the mangroves

Today, board a sampan to wend your way through a channel

lined with mangroves, whose tangled roots provide a

sheltered habitat for the smallest denizens of the river’s

ecosystem. Pause to see an artisan produce coconut candy,

a favourite local snack. Next, board an intimate, two-seater

boat for a cruise through lush, narrow creeks lined with nipa

palms, a native species and the only one of its kind adapted

to the mangrove habitat. Participate in a Chef ’s Table

cooking demo this afternoon, led by your onboard chef.

Mekong Princess | Meals: B L D

DAY 11: Ho Chi Minh City | Design your Day

Unlike other river ships that are forced to dock outside of

Saigon, Mekong Princess takes you right into the heart of this

lively, evocative metropolis, now known as Ho Chi Minh

City. Disembark your river cruiser to enjoy one of these

Design your Day activities:

▶ Visit the War Remnants Museum to view photographs by

Bunyo Ishikawa, a Vietnam War photojournalist, and then

explore Reunification Palace.

▶ Sample local specialities, experiencing the culinary

treasures to be found on a Saigon street-food tour.

▶ Stroll Ben Thanh Market & craft boutiques to discover

the latest in trendy shops and local market life.

Tonight, gather for a special farewell dinner.

The Reverie Saigon | Meals: B D

DAY 12: Depart Ho Chi Minh City

After breakfast, transfer to the airport to depart. Meals: B

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Cambodia: The Mekong & Angkor Wat. Contact A&K for

more details.

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INSPIRING ACCOMMODATION

Asia, India & the Pacific

Mekong Princess

Exclusively chartered all-suite river

cruiser limited to just 24 guests.

The Peninsula Bangkok

Elegant luxury hotel set on the

Chao Phraya River.

Luang Prabang pre-tour extension

4 days from £2,250 | Available on all departures

Explore the Royal Palace, enjoy a baci ceremony, make

offerings to monks, visit a farm and take a sunset cruise.

La Résidence d’Angkor, A

Belmond Hotel, Siem Reap

Luxury hotel nearby the temple ruins.

DATES & PRICING

The Reverie Saigon

Travel + Leisure World’s Best hotel

with beautiful river views.

GUARANTEED DEPARTURE PER PERSON SINGLE SUPP.

DATES (2022) FROM FROM

JANUARY:

17 £6,460 £750

FEBRUARY:

14, 28 £6,460 £750

MARCH:

14 £6,460 £750

OCTOBER:

10, 24 £6,460 £750

NOVEMBER:

7 £6,460 £750

DECEMBER:

5 £6,460 £750

19 £7,215 £825

JOURNEY DETAILS

This journey contains some active elements.Minimum age is 10 years. First group event:

welcome briefing at 8.30 on Day 2. Last group event: farewell dinner at 19.30 on Day 11.

Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of two guests.

Book your journey today

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Asia, India & the Pacific

LUXURY SMALL GROUP JOURNEYS

China & the Yangtze

13 days from £5,900 | Limited to 18 guests

Beijing & the Summer Palace

3-day pre-tour extension from £1,280

C H I N A

Xian

Y E L L O W

S E A

Shanghai

Discover China’s past and present – from historic

Beijing to the bustling metropolis of Shanghai. Visit

giant pandas and the iconic Terracotta Army, and

explore the storied Yangtze River on an

all-balcony river cruiser.

Chengdu

Chongqing

Yichang

A&K ADVANTAGES

ARRIVE/DEPART

AIR

RAIL

CRUISE

▶ Embark on a three-night cruise on the Yangtze River aboard

all-balcony Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer to marvel at the

stunning vistas of the famed Three Gorges region

▶ Go off the beaten track to the less-visited and wellpreserved

Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China

▶ View the astonishing Terracotta Army with an on-site

specialist in Xian, admiring these highly detailed figures,

each with a unique face and many holding actual weapons

▶ Experience an up-close encounter with giant pandas where

they roam through a recreated habitat, and learn about their

daily routine and diet

▶ Visit the Shanghai Museum on a special, privately led tour

with its curator

DAY 1: Arrive Beijing, China

Arrive in the capital city of Beijing, China’s longtime seat of

power, where you are transferred to your luxurious hotel.

Four Seasons Hotel Beijing

DAY 2: Beijing | China’s dynastic capital

Today, participate in a privately led tai chi lesson taught by

a master instructor at the Temple of Heaven, a stunning

example of classical Ming period architecture. After lunch,

take in the sweep of history at Tiananmen Square before

exploring the imperial grandeur of the Forbidden City.

Tonight, gather for a special welcome dinner at your hotel.

Four Seasons Hotel Beijing | Meals: B L D

DAY 3: Beijing | View the world from the Great Wall

This morning, Ride like a Local on a pedicab through a

hutong, a vast yet intimate neighbourhood of small, winding

alleyways dating to China’s dynastic period. Then, travel

to the well-preserved Mutianyu section of the Great Wall

of China. Ride a cable car to the top of the wall to take

in sweeping views of the surrounding mountains. After

experiencing this wonder of the world, return to Beijing.

Four Seasons Hotel Beijing | Meals: B L

DAY 4: Xian | Key to the Great Silk Road

Fly to Xian, a modern city cloaked in over 3,000 years of

history. Once the eastern terminus on the Great Silk Road,

Xian has become a melting pot of Middle Eastern and Asian

influences. Upon arrival, enjoy a Chef ’s Table noodlethrowing

demonstration, followed by lunch. Visit the old

city’s Muslim Quarter, with its teeming markets and beautiful

Great Mosque, a 14th-century national heritage site. A blend

of classic Chinese temple architecture and central Asian

embellishments make it one of the most fascinating sites in

Xian. The Ritz-Carlton, Xian | Meals: B L

DAY 5: Xian | Terracotta warriors, army for the afterlife

Today, accompanied by an on-site specialist, visit the

excavation site of the Terracotta warriors and horses, the lifesize

army created during the Qin Dynasty to protect Qin Shi

Huang, China’s first emperor, in his afterlife. More than 8,000

remarkably crafted soldiers are spread throughout three dig

pits, each revealing a unique face. After lunch, stroll along

the impressive ramparts of the City Wall. Tonight, gather for

dinner. The Ritz-Carlton, Xian | Meals: B L D

DAY 6: Chengdu | Exploring People’s Park

Travel by bullet train to Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan

Province. For lunch, enjoy a spicy Sichuan hot pot, a regional

speciality. Afterwards, immerse yourself in local life and

culture at People’s Park, where area residents play traditional

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Walk atop the Great Wall and gaze out at the mountain crests it spans

Chinese instruments, practise calligraphy and engage in

tai chi. While there, learn about unique, centuries-old

matchmaking techniques still in use today before checking

in to your hotel, where you observe a traditional tea

demonstration. Waldorf Astoria Chengdu | Meals: B L D

DAY 7: Chengdu & Chongqing | Giant pandas

Today, visit the Chengdu Panda Breeding and Research

Centre. Enjoy the rare opportunity to observe these

endangered creatures roaming freely in their specially

designed habitat. Then, board a high-speed train for a ride

through the Chinese countryside to Chongqing, where you

embark on your river cruiser, Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer,

for a three-night journey to Yichang. Settle into your cabin

as the ship sets a course downstream to the stunning Three

Gorges region. Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer | Meals: B L D

DAY 8: Cruising the Yangtze | Along China’s great river

Start your morning with tai chi on the deck before breakfast.

Disembark in the small city of Fuling for a visit to the White

Crane Ridge Underwater Museum. Descend 43 metres

underwater to see centuries-old rock carvings. Afterwards,

Cruise on the winding Yangtze River into

the stunning Three Gorges region

Observe the endangered panda up close at the

Chengdu Panda Breeding and Research Centre

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Look into the faces of Xian’s famed Terracotta warriors, each unique in its features

continue to a local market to gain insight into the region’s

rich culinary culture. Back on board, learn about Chinese

traditional medicine and reflexology. Tonight, attend the

Captain’s Reception. Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer | Meals: B L D

DAY 9: Cruising the Yangtze | The Three Gorges

Early this morning, Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer navigates the

Qutang and Wu gorges before anchoring at Badong, where

you board a ferry and travel up Shennong Stream. Transfer

to ‘peapod’ boats, poled by Tujia boatmen, to view a scenic

gorge. The Tujia are members of a local minority culture

famed for their boat-building skills and keen knowledge of

the Yangtze. Gain insights into their daily lives on a village

visit. Return by ferryboat to your ship. Tonight, savour a

‘Taste of China’ dinner, followed by onboard entertainment.

Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer | Meals: B L D

DAY 10: Yichang & Shanghai | Disembark Yangzi Explorer

This morning, disembark in Yichang and fly to Shanghai,

stopping briefly to photograph the Three Gorges Dam,

a project that resulted in the resettlement of 1.2 million

residents of the cities submerged behind it. Upon arrival in

Shanghai, transfer to your elegant hotel, located on the city’s

historic Bund. Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund | Meals: B L

DAY 11: Shanghai | Design your Day

Explore dynamic Shanghai, where stunning modern

skylines meet classic street markets and gardens. Head to

the observation deck of the Shanghai Tower, where you are

treated to a bird’s-eye view of the Huangpu River, the Bund

and Shanghai’s panorama of skyscrapers. This afternoon,

enjoy one of these Design your Day activities:

▶ Walk Shanghai’s historic Jewish Quarter and learn how it

became a haven for Jews fleeing Europe in World War II.

▶ Enjoy a shopping excursion to the trendy French

Concession to browse the superb selection of artisan shops

and navigate the maze of shikumen homes.

▶ Cycle through Pudong, exploring Shanghai’s newest

district filled with gleaming skyscrapers.

Then, toast your day with a relaxing Scenic Sundowner.

Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund | Meals: B

DAY 12: Shanghai | Curator-led museum experience

Today, walk along the Bund, Shanghai’s most popular

promenade, and then explore the Shanghai Museum

accompanied by a curator, viewing exceptional collections

of historically significant art and housewares, including

bronzes, ceramics, jade, furniture and coins. Savour lunch

at a local restaurant and later stroll the streets of Old Town,

visiting the 16th-century Yu Garden, with its pavilions and

ponds. Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund | Meals: B L D

DAY 13: Depart Shanghai

After breakfast, transfer to the airport to depart for home.

Meals: B

TRAVEL PRIVATELY WITH A&K

This itinerary is available as a private journey, Signature

China & the Yangtze, priced from £6,015. Contact A&K for

more details.

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INSPIRING ACCOMMODATION

Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer

Elegant river cruiser featuring the largest cabins on the Yangtze (each with a

private balcony) and a superb staff-to-guest ratio of 1:1.

Asia, India & the Pacific

Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on

the Bund – Palatial luxury hotel,

superbly located on the Bund.

Four Seasons Hotel Beijing

Elegant, luxurious hotel renowned for

exceptionally high-quality service.

EXTEND YOUR JOURNEY

The Ritz-Carlton, Xian

Stylish luxury hotel blending classic

and modern Chinese decor.

Waldorf Astoria Chengdu

Art Deco styled luxury hotel offering

stunning city views.

DATES & PRICING

GUARANTEED DEPARTURE PER PERSON SINGLE SUPP.

DATES (2022) FROM FROM

MARCH:

18 £5,900 £1,725

25 £6,350 £2,475

APRIL:

1, 8, 15, 22, 29 £6,350 £2,475

MAY:

6, 13 £6,350 £2,475

27 £5,900 £1,725

JUNE:

3, 10, 17 £5,900 £1,725

JULY:

1, 15 £5,900 £1,725

AUGUST:

5, 19 £5,900 £1,725

Beijing & the Summer Palace pre-tour extension

3 days from £1,275 | Available on selected departures

Visit the Summer Palace – a UNESCO-listed park – and

explore Beijing’s Olympic sites.

SEPTEMBER:

2, 9, 16, 23, 30 £6,350 £2,475

OCTOBER:

7, 14, 21, 28 £6,350 £2,475

NOVEMBER:

4 £6,350 £2,475

JOURNEY DETAILS

This journey contains some active elements. Minimum age is 10 years. First group event:

welcome briefing at 8.30 on Day 2. Last group event: farewell dinner at 19.30 on Day 12.

Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of two guests. Please note that multiple

groups of 18 A&K guests and other passengers may be travelling on board Sanctuary Yangzi

Explorer simultaneously.

Book your journey today

Contact A&K or go online for up-to-date information on dates, pricing, extensions and special offers.

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LUXURY SMALL GROUP JOURNEYS

Classic Japan

9 days from £9,020 | Limited to 18 guests

Hiroshima

3-day post-tour extension from £2,855

S E A O F

J A P A N

J A P A N

Tokyo

Discover the incredible breadth of Japan’s culture

and history, from the contemporary flair of Tokyo

To

Hiroshima

Kyoto

Hakone

to the charms of traditional Kyoto, visiting historic

Osaka

temples, overnighting at a sought-after ryokan and

sampling its culinary treasures.

A&K ADVANTAGES

P A C I F I C

O C E A N

ARRIVE/DEPART

RAIL

ROAD

EXTENSION

▶ Behold the exalted flowering cherry trees, known locally as

sakura, or view the vivid red leaves of autumn

▶ Experience neon-lit Tokyo, learning its humble origins at the

Edo-Tokyo Museum, and feel the vitality of this buzzy world

capital, playing taiko drums and visiting a seafood market

▶ Stay at Gôra Kadan, one of the country’s most exclusive

ryokans (traditional inns), thanks to A&K’s small group size

▶ Zoom by bullet train along the classic stretch past majestic

Mount Fuji to Osaka, where you savour a foodie experience

in the renowned Dotonbori district

▶ Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Kyoto as you

discover the art of the tea ceremony, witness sumo wrestling

and take part in a special geisha dinner

DAY 1: Arrive Tokyo, Japan

Arrive in Tokyo, Japan’s exciting and modern capital.

Transfer to your hotel located near the Imperial Palace.

Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi

DAY 2: Tokyo | Spirit of Edo

Today, explore the Edo-Tokyo Museum, which was

established to preserve the historic heritage of the city

of Tokyo and its precursor, Edo, over the past 400 years.

Continue to a family-owned workshop that specialises in

Japanese drum making, and try your hand at playing the

taiko, on an A&K-exclusive experience. Enjoy lunch at a

local restaurant, and then visit Asakusa Kannon Temple. This

colourful pagoda-style temple was completed in 645 and is

dedicated to Kannon, the goddess of mercy in several East

Asian spiritual traditions. Continue to Meiji Shrine, a Shinto

complex dedicated to an emperor that was rebuilt after

World War II. Tonight, gather for a welcome dinner.

Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi | Meals: B L D

DAY 3: Tokyo | Design your Day

Start your day at a local fish market, a bustling hub of

Japanese daily life where a dizzying array of seafood can be

found. Then, receive a lesson in sushi making, followed by

lunch, during a Chef ’s Table experience. This afternoon,

enjoy one of these Design your Day activities.

▶ Explore the Mori Art Museum to take in local

contemporary art.

▶ Experience the Shunkaen Bonsai Museum, learning

about the customs of this ancient Japanese art form

of cultivation.

▶ Indulge in a sake tasting, sampling some of Japan’s finest

sake and learning about its cultural importance.

Return to your hotel for an evening at leisure.

Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi | Meals: B L

“A beautiful country and great A&K service

combined to make this an excellent journey.”

— Mr A, November 2019

DAY 4: Hakone | Traditional ryokan

Travel to Hakone, among Japan’s most popular hot-spring

destinations, and view the forested slopes of Hakone

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Enjoy traditional entertainment by a geisha over dinner in Kyoto

National Park, an area encompassing coastlines, mountains,

lakes and more than 1,000 volcanic islands. Board an aerial

tram rising above the wooded slopes for inspiring views of

Mount Fuji. Savour a lunch of Japan’s famed Kobe beef before

strolling the grassy hillsides of Hakone’s Open Air Museum.

Admire the impressive contemporary sculptures and artwork

on display, including masterpieces by Henry Moore and

Rodin. The museum also features one of the world’s finest

Picasso exhibits, presenting visitors with some 300 works by

the cubist master. Tonight, experience unparalleled service

and traditional Japanese cuisine at Gôra Kadan, a top-rated

ryokan (traditional inn), which is also your authentic

accommodation for the night. Gôra Kadan | Meals: B L D

DAY 5: Osaka | Dotonbori District delicacies

After breakfast at your ryokan, visit the Okada Museum of

Art to view its stunning collection of paintings, ceramics,

lacquerware and bronzes from Japan, Korea and China.

Then, Ride like a Local by bullet train to Osaka. Historically

known as a merchant city, it is today renowned as Japan’s

undisputed culinary capital, where diners indulge in

everything from octopus dumplings to okonomiyaki, a

Visit the meticulously manicured Kinkaku-ji

Temple (Golden Pavilion) in Kyoto

Choose from selected spring departures for the best

chance to experience magical cherry-blossom time

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Discover Tokyo’s rich, historic culture and stunning modern skyline

battered, grilled concoction of chopped cabbage, meat

or seafood, and seaweed, topped with mayonnaise. This

evening, take in city views, refreshing drink in hand, on a

Scenic Sundowner, before you set out on a foodie tour in

the popular Dotonbori District, sampling dishes from the

brilliantly lighted and gastronomically creative restaurants

that line the street. The St. Regis Osaka | Meals: B L

DAY 6: Nara | Insights into a profoundly spiritual heritage

Travel to Nara, Japan’s first capital, to visit Todai-ji, a temple

complex and UNESCO World Heritage Site that contains

Japan’s largest bronze Buddha statue. Proceed to Nara Park,

home to hundreds of deer, venerated here as divine spirits,

which you have the opportunity to hand-feed. Complete your

excursion with a visit to celebrated Kasuga Taisha Shrine, and

experience a Shinto ceremony first hand. Pause for lunch at

a local restaurant before proceeding to the Kehaya-za Sumo

Pavilion, where you observe a demonstration of this fabled

Japanese sport by two sumo wrestlers. Return to your hotel,

where you enjoy dinner. The St. Regis Osaka | Meals: B L D

DAY 7: Kyoto | The Golden Pavilion & Bamboo Grove

Travel into Kyoto early this morning to contemplate the

iconic Zen rock garden at Ryoan-ji, the perfect spot for a

meditative moment, and discover the glittering Kinkakuji

Temple (Golden Pavilion) – covered with gold leaf and

surrounded by green gardens – casting its delicate reflection

in the tranquil pond beside it. After lunch, explore the

Arashiyama neighbourhood, including the garden of

Tenryu-ji Temple. Later, bask in the magical atmosphere

of Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, strolling along a winding

path as sunlight filters down through towering bamboo

shoots, considered by many a healing experience.

Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto | Meals: B L

DAY 8: Kyoto | Hillside views & tea traditions

Visit Kiyomizu-dera Temple for stunning views of Kyoto.

Proceed to a local temple, where you experience the art of

the tea ceremony, noting its refined sense of hospitality and

etiquette, which date to the time of the samurai. Tonight,

savour traditional Japanese cuisine, while an attending

geiko (as a geisha is known in Kyoto) and maiko (apprentice

geisha) dance, sing, pour sake and share stories about life in

modern Kyoto. Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto | Meals: B D

DAY 9: Depart Kyoto

After breakfast, transfer to Kansai International Airport or Itami

Airport, both located just outside of Osaka, for your flight home,

or begin a post-tour extension to Hiroshima. Meals: B

CHERRY BLOSSOMS & RED LEAVES

Springtime in Japan is glorious, with the iconic

cherry blossoms on full display. Likewise,

autumn’s red maple leaves are inspiring to

behold. Choose from selected departures for

the chance to set eyes on them. See Dates &

Pricing on next page for specific departures.

TRAVEL PRIVATELY WITH A&K

This itinerary is available as a private journey,

Signature Japan, priced from £12,030. Contact A&K for

more details.

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Gôra Kadan

Intimate ryokan (traditional inn)

located in Hakone National Park.

Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at

Otemachi – New, luxurious hotel

near the Imperial Palace.

EXTEND YOUR JOURNEY

The St. Regis Osaka

Luxurious, award-winning hotel

located near the city centre.

Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto

Beautiful and contemporary hotel set

among tranquil gardens.

DATES & PRICING

GUARANTEED DEPARTURE PER PERSON SINGLE SUPP.

DATES (2022) FROM FROM

MARCH:

2 £9,020 £4,355

18, 21 £10,145 £4,810

25, 28 £10,525 £5,110

APRIL:

1, 8 £10,525 £5,110

15, 22 £10,145 £4,810

MAY:

6, 9, 13 £9,770 £4,735

SEPTEMBER:

9, 16 £9,770 £4,735

OCTOBER:

3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21 £10,145 £4,810

NOVEMBER:

4, 11 £10,145 £4,810

Hiroshima post-tour extension

3 days from £2,855 | Available on all departures

Journey from Kyoto to the historic town of Uji, and visit the

Byodoin Omotesando and Tale of Genji Museum. Proceed

to Osaka for an overnight stay. Ride by bullet train to

Hiroshima and visit the Peace Memorial Park and Museum,

and see the Itsukushima Shrine. Return to Osaka to depart.

JOURNEY DETAILS

This journey includes long walks. Minimum age is 10 years. First group event: welcome briefing

at 8.00 on Day 2. Last group event: farewell dinner at 19.00 on Day 8. Departures are

guaranteed to operate with a minimum of two guests.

Book your journey today

Contact A&K or go online for up-to-date information on

dates, pricing, extensions and special offers.

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LUXURY SMALL GROUP JOURNEYS

Taj Mahal & the

Treasures of India

14 days from £7,705 | Limited to 18 guests

Nepal & Kathmandu

4-day post-tour extension from £1,875

Explore India’s greatest treasures as you visit the

timeless Taj Mahal, seek the graceful Bengal tiger and

witness a holy rite beside the sacred Ganges – all

while staying in royal palaces-turned-luxury-hotels.

A&K ADVANTAGES

Udaipur

Mumbai

Jaipur

Delhi

Agra

Jhansi

Panna

National Park

I N D I A

Khajuraho

Kathmandu

N E P A L

Varanasi

ARRIVE/DEPART

AIR

ROAD

RAIL

EXTENSION

▶ Stay in former palaces, including iconic royal residences

such as the lavish Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur and the grand

Rambagh Palace in Jaipur

▶ Embark on a private sunset boat cruise on Lake Pichola,

your palace hotel seemingly floating on the water beneath

an orange-hued sky, and cap it off with a refreshing cocktail

▶ Behold the glorious Taj Mahal at sunrise and sunset

▶ Set out on private safaris in Panna National Park, home

to the elusive Bengal tiger, and enjoy an exclusive talk on

conservation by a member of the local Pardhi community

▶ Observe priests performing an aarti ceremony on the banks

of the Holy Ganges in Varanasi

▶ Experience the diverse appeal of India’s great cities, from

colourful, fast-paced Mumbai, the innovative commercial

heart of the country, to Delhi, a centre for politics and, with

its enduring British influence, a blend of old and new

DAY 1: Arrive Mumbai, India

Arrive in Mumbai, where an A&K representative meets and

transfers you to your iconic hotel. The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai

DAY 2: Mumbai | The Gateway of India

Explore the city’s classic sites, including the Gateway of

India, an 26-metre-high arch whose design reflects India’s

Muslim and Hindu traditions. Visit the Prince of Wales

Museum and Mani Bhawan, a museum dedicated to the life

and works of Mahatma Gandhi. Next, see the Dhobi Ghat,

the largest open-air laundry in the world and a wonderfully

colourful spectacle to behold. Tonight, enjoy a welcome

dinner. The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai | Meals: B D

DAYS 3 – 4: Udaipur | Cruise to Jag Mandir

Fly to Udaipur and settle into your stunning palace hotel set

in the middle of scenic Lake Pichola. Relax this afternoon

before embarking on a private cruise past Jag Mandir, a

marble palace on an island in Lake Pichola. Then, admire the

vibrant sunset from your island hotel on a Scenic Sundowner

followed by dinner. The next morning, visit the stunning

City Palace, a marble complex that offers unforgettable views

of the lake and its surroundings. Continue to the Crystal

Gallery in Fateh Prakash Palace. Stroll through the Sahelion

Ki Bari (Garden of the Maids of Honour) before returning to

the hotel. Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur | Meals: B D (Day 3); B L (Day 4)

DAYS 5–6: Jaipur | Design your Day

Fly to Jaipur and check in to your hotel, the former residence

of the Maharajah of Jaipur. Later, explore the City Palace, a

unique and arresting complex of several palaces, pavilions,

gardens and temples. Located within the palace’s gates is the

Mubarak Mahal, or ‘Auspicious Palace’, which contains textiles

including the royal formal costumes, Sanganeri block prints,

Kashmiri pashminas and silk saris. Then, visit Jantar Mantar,

an open-air array of astronomical instruments. The next day,

view the Palace of the Winds – built so the women of the royal

household could observe street life without being seen. Proceed

to explore the beautiful Mughal-style Amber Fort. This red

sandstone and marble palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

This afternoon, enjoy one of these Design your Day activities:

▶ Visit the Gyan Museum, exploring its private collection

of antiques and art.


Visit Digantar Vidyalay to interact with the students

at an innovative school supported by A&K Philanthropy.

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Marvel at the wondrous Taj Mahal during

visits at dusk and at dawn

▶ Discover the bazaars of Jaipur, taking in the vibe of local

life and shopping for keepsakes from your journey.

Return to your hotel for an evening at leisure.

Rambagh Palace, Jaipur | Meals: B D (Day 5); B L (Day 6)

DAYS 7– 8: Agra | Visions of the Taj Mahal

Drive to Agra, observing the colourful rural life of Rajasthan

on your journey. Upon arrival, catch your first glimpse of the

breathtaking Taj Mahal from your luxurious room. Visit the

Taj Mahal in the late afternoon, as the setting sun bathes it in

a soft orange glow. Return the next morning, when the rising

sun lends a warm pink tint to its marble face. Visit the Agra

Fort, once the prison of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, who

built the Taj Mahal after the death of his beloved wife.

The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra | Meals: B L (Day 7); B D (Day 8)

DAY 9: Panna National Park | Into the wild

Depart by express train to Jhansi. After lunch, continue to

remote Panna National Park, a haven for India’s wildlife,

and check in to your wilderness lodge. Then, on an A&Kexclusive

experience, meet with a member of the nomadic

Pardhi community to learn about their role in the continuing

Watch the entrancing aarti ceremony unfold on a

special evening in Varanasi

Explore Panna National Park on safari drives,

seeking the elusive Bengal tiger

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Look out at Lake Pichola on a visit to the stately City Palace in Udaipur

effort to repopulate Panna National Park with the majestic

Bengal tiger. Pashan Garh, Panna National Park | Meals: B L D

DAY 10: Panna National Park | Tiger tracking

Rise early this morning for a safari drive in Panna National Park

aboard a four-wheel-drive vehicle, spotting crocodiles or perhaps

the elusive Bengal tiger. Learn how a successful conservation

programme has grown the park’s tiger population, increasing

the odds of a sighting. Return to the lodge to savour a Chef ’s

Table experience featuring an Indian cooking demonstration,

as your lodge’s chef prepares local delicacies for lunch. Enjoy

an afternoon safari drive before returning to Pashan Garh for

dinner. Pashan Garh, Panna National Park | Meals: B L D

DAY 11: Khajuraho & Varanasi | India’s holiest city

Drive to Khajuraho to see all of life – joy, love, divinity, war

– depicted in detail on every inch of its 85 Hindu and Jain

temples. Then, fly to Varanasi, a city of more than a thousand

temples and shrines, sacred to Hindus and Buddhists. At

dusk, beside the Ganges River, witness the aarti ceremony.

Chanted prayers and rhythmic drumming fill the air as you

watch lantern-bearing priests bid the gods and goddesses a

restful slumber. Taj Ganges, Varanasi | Meals: B L D

DAY 12: Varanasi & Delhi | Private sunrise river cruise

Rise early for a private sunrise cruise on the Ganges River to

observe activity along the ghats (stone steps leading down

to the river), where locals and pilgrims cleanse themselves,

literally and spiritually. Later, fly to Delhi for a farewell

dinner. The Oberoi, New Delhi | Meals: B D

DAY 13: Delhi | Exploring the old & the new

Visit the great Jama Masjid, the most important mosque

in India. Completed in 1656, its two minarets each stand

40 metres tall. Then, Ride like a Local by rickshaw through

the narrow alleys and stalls of Chandni Chowk bazaar, one

of the oldest and busiest markets in Old Delhi. Like Jama

Masjid, it dates to the era of Shah Jahan and today is a vital

part of everyday life here – frequented by locals and a mustsee

destination for visitors. After lunch, tour New Delhi,

including Humayun’s Tomb, the last resting place of an

esteemed 16th-century Mughal emperor and an architectural

precursor of the Taj Mahal. The Oberoi, New Delhi | Meals: B L

DAY 14: Depart Delhi

Transfer to the airport early this morning for your flight

home, or begin your post-tour extension to Kathmandu.

Meals: B

CELEBRATE THE PUSHKAR FAIR

Experience India at its most vibrant on two

special departures that feature two extra

nights in Pushkar to attend the Pushkar Fair, a

beloved and colourful festival centred around

an annual livestock sale. Contact A&K for

more details.

TRAVEL PRIVATELY WITH A&K

This itinerary is available as a private journey, Signature

India & the Taj Mahal, priced from £6,990. Contact A&K

for more details.

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INSPIRING ACCOMMODATION

Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur

Historic palace on Lake Pichola, a Travel + Leisure World’s Best hotel.

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The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra

Travel + Leisure World’s Best hotel

with views of the nearby Taj Mahal.

Rambagh Palace, Jaipur

Once residence of a maharajah, now a

Travel + Leisure World’s Best hotel.

The Oberoi, New Delhi

Iconic luxury hotel conveniently

located in the heart of the city.

Pashan Garh, Panna National Park

A luxury lodge with 12 cottages in

Panna National Park.

EXTEND YOUR JOURNEY

The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai

Iconic, historic hotel located next to

the Gateway of India.

Taj Ganges, Varanasi

Contemporary hotel set on almost

five hectares of landscaped gardens.

DATES & PRICING

GUARANTEED DEPARTURE PER PERSON SINGLE SUPP.

DATES (2022) FROM FROM

JANUARY:

9, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30 £8,455 £3,455

FEBRUARY:

2, 6, 9, 13, 20 £8,455 £3,455

16 £9,140 £3,455

MARCH:

2, 6 £8,455 £3,455

APRIL:

3, 6 £7,705 £2,475

OCTOBER:

5, 9, 12, 19, 23 £8,455 £3,455

16 £9,140 £3,455

NOVEMBER:

2, 9, 27 £8,455 £3,455

16 £9,140 £3,455

Nepal & Kathmandu post-tour extension

4 days from £1,875 | Available on all departures

Fly to Kathmandu, Nepal. Discover its mix of Hindu and

Buddhist heritage, visiting sites key to each faith. Immerse

yourself in local life with a cooking lesson in a local home.

Board an aircraft for awe-inspiring views of Mount Everest.

DECEMBER:

4 £8,455 £3,455

14 £10,335 £4,960

21 £10,710 £5,410

JOURNEY DETAILS

This journey contains some active elements. Minimum age is 10 years. First group event:

welcome briefing at 12.00 on Day 2. Last group event: end of sightseeing at 17.00 on Day 13.

Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 guests.

Book your journey today

Contact A&K or go online for up-to-date information on

dates, pricing, extensions and special offers.

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LUXURY SMALL GROUP JOURNEYS

Australia & New Zealand:

The Lands Down Under

17 days from £14,770 | Limited to 18 guests

Tasmania

4-day pre-tour extension from £2,775

Venture through stunningly diverse natural settings,

from Australia’s fabled Outback and Great Barrier

Reef to New Zealand’s dazzling Milford Sound, and

experience cultural and culinary wonders in the

region’s most stylish cities.

A U S T R A L I A

Uluru

(Ayers Rock)

ARRIVE/DEPART

AIR

CRUISE

EXTENSION

Cairns

Melbourne

Hobart

Great Barrier Reef

Sydney

C O R A L

S E A

T A S M A N

B AY

N E W Z E A L A N D

Queenstown

Wellington

Auckland

A&K ADVANTAGES

▶ Relax during a luxurious stay at Longitude 131°, a five-star

tented eco-camp with unparalleled views of majestic Uluru

▶ Discover the wonders of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef on a

full-day excursion aboard an elegant vessel

▶ See the sights of Sydney Harbour on a private cruise, and

then privately explore the iconic Sydney Opera House

▶ Experience insider access and up-close interaction with

Australian animal species, including koalas, on a privately

guided visit to Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

▶ Visit the amazing Botanical Ark to learn about its fascinating

mission, and then stay for lunch, during an experience

exclusively for A&K guests

▶ Cruise New Zealand’s Milford Sound amid soaring, glaciercarved

mountain peaks that reflect in its pristine waters

▶ Discover life in Queenstown as you visit the private home

and gallery of a world-renowned local artist and savor a

private wine tasting in New Zealand’s largest wine cave

DAY 1: Arrive Melbourne, Australia

Arrive in Melbourne, where you are met and transferred to

your luxurious hotel, with your room pre-registered by A&K

for immediate check-in. Then, roam Melbourne’s fine arts

and sporting precincts as well as its lush parklands. View

cultural and historic highlights, such as the State Library

Victoria and the Royal Exhibition Building. Tonight, gather

for a welcome dinner. Park Hyatt Melbourne | Meals: D

DAY 2: Melbourne | City of magnificent architecture

Explore the heart of Melbourne on foot, and then

Ride like a Local by tram, taking in the city’s rich and varied

architectural landscape. Follow your guide through the city’s

fascinating labyrinth of atmospheric arcades and alleyways,

home to trendy cafés and eclectic boutiques, not to mention

graffiti and street art. See landmarks like the Block Arcade

and the former General Post Office. Following lunch at a

local restaurant, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Park Hyatt Melbourne | Meals: B L

DAY 3: Cairns | Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

Fly to Cairns, gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree

Rainforest, one of the oldest rainforests in the world. Upon

arrival, transfer to your accommodation. Dine tonight at

your hotel, enjoying views of the Coral Sea. Riley | Meals: B D

DAY 4: Great Barrier Reef | Exploring underwater gems

Embark on a full-day exploration of the Great Barrier Reef

aboard a stylish vessel. Glide among islands adorned with

white-sand beaches, coral gardens and sheltered lagoons.

Explore the marvellous aquatic wonders of the reef on a

guided snorkelling tour, viewing teeming undersea life up

close in its native habitat, before an exhilarating cruise back

to port. Riley | Meals: B L

DAY 5: Daintree Rainforest | Exclusive Botanical Ark visit

Travel overland to Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, which

you explore privately with a park ranger, enjoying access to

the koala and wallaby enclosures as well as the opportunity

to hold a koala in your arms, on an experience designed

exclusively for A&K guests. Next, visit the Wildlife Care

Centre for rescued wild and injured animals. Explore the

park at your leisure before an A&K-exclusive visit to the

Botanical Ark, a private ethnobotanical garden, for a Chef ’s

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Privately cruise scenic Sydney Harbour, and then proceed to the

Sydney Opera House for a backstage visit led by a private guide

Table lunch. While on site, discover how the Botanical Ark,

which began as one man’s quest to catalogue the unique

properties of indigenous plant life once known only to locals,

has grown into a repository of knowledge and insight that

showcases amazing flora from across Australia and tropical

zones all around the world. After your freshly made lunch

and immersive visit with the Ark’s staff, return to Cairns for

time at leisure. Riley | Meals: B L

DAY 6: Uluru | An undeniable presence

Fly to Uluru (Ayers Rock) and visit a local Aboriginal art

gallery with the opportunity to meet the artist in residence.

Transfer to your luxury tented camp – Longitude 131° –

overlooking the UNESCO World Heritage-listed wilderness of

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, and enjoy lunch on site. On

a Scenic Sundowner, with chilled glass and canapé in hand,

witness the changing light reflected on Uluru’s surface as the

sun slips below the horizon. Tonight, dine among the dunes to

the sounds of an ancient indigenous culture and feast on four

delicious courses complemented with premium Australian

wines. Later, join your camp’s resident astronomer to observe

the southerly constellations. Longitude 131° | Meals: B L D

Take in New Zealand’s Milford Sound on a

cruise that reveals its natural wonders

Explore the Great Barrier Reef with an expert guide

on a day-long excursion aboard a stylish vessel

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View Uluru from your secluded tented camp and explore it with a local expert

DAY 7: Uluru | Sunrise over the Olgas

Rise early and set out for Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), stopping to

view sunrise over its majestic domes. In the company of your

guide, walk through Walpa Gorge and learn how its stark

landscapes were shaped. This afternoon, return to Uluru and

journey along the Mala walk at its base, pausing to view cave

paintings and sources of bush tucker. Later, see the walls of

Kantju Gorge ablaze with the light of the setting sun. Sip

sparkling wine and nibble on canapés, savouring the solitude

of the gorge as the daylight fades. Longitude 131° | Meals: B L D

DAY 8: Sydney | Luxury in the rocks

Fly to Sydney and settle into your hotel near the historic

Rocks District, in the heart of the city’s best shopping, dining

and attractions. Sydney’s appeal is wide-ranging, from

its stunning harbour and iconic skyline to its fascinating

museums and famed Bondi Beach. It is a world-class city

that pulses with the energy of its diverse and cosmopolitan

inhabitants. Four Seasons Hotel Sydney | Meals: B D

DAYS 9–10: Sydney | Harbour cruise & Opera House

After breakfast, privately cruise Sydney Harbour, viewing the

city’s inspiring highlights, including the Sydney Opera House

and Harbour Bridge. Back on shore, gather for lunch at the

iconic Sydney Opera House, followed by a privately guided

backstage tour. Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure. The

next day is also at your leisure to explore the city until you

regroup for the final dinner of your journey in Australia.

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney | Meals: B L (Day 9); B D (Day 10)

DAY 11: Wellington, New Zealand | An eclectic capital

This morning, fly to Wellington, New Zealand’s trendsetting

capital, where you encounter authentic ‘Kiwi’ life. This

afternoon, take in highlights of this buzzworthy centre of

art and cuisine. Ascend by cable car to a scenic outlook point

for incredible views over Wellington Harbour and the city to

cap your inspiring day. InterContinental Wellington | Meals: B D

DAY 12: Wellington | Design your Day

This morning, enjoy one of these Design your Day options:

▶ Visit the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa to

view its vast collection of cultural and indigenous treasures.

▶ E-bike the Wellington waterfront, learning about key

historical figures that shaped the city’s heritage as you ride.

▶ Walk the Wellington waterfront with a guide who

recounts local legends and stroll to a chic shopping district.

After lunch, set out on foot to gain an insider’s

understanding of the locals and sample the city’s culinary

delights, joining your guide for tastings of coffee, chocolate,

gelato and cheeses in foodie hotspots only the locals know.

Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa | Meals: B L

DAY 13: Queenstown | Exploring the city

Fly to Queenstown, located on New Zealand’s South Island.

Upon arrival, tour the city, visiting the famed bungeejump

site and beautiful Lake Hayes, and then enjoy lunch.

Afterwards, check into your luxurious hotel. Tonight, dine at

a local restaurant. Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa | Meals: B L D

DAY 14: Queenstown | Magnificent Milford Sound

This morning, fly to Milford Sound (weather permitting),

taking in the stunning alpine views along the way. Upon

arrival, board a spacious vessel for a tour of the sound’s

majestic scenery. Cruise New Zealand’s southern fjords amid

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towering cliffs, viewing sparkling waterfalls while watching

for wildlife, such as seals basking on the rocks or dolphins

frolicking in the water. Return by air to Queenstown for an

evening at leisure. Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa | Meals: B

DAY 15: Queenstown | Private artist visit & wine tasting

Today, privately visit the home and gallery of a worldrenowned

local artist to learn about the artist’s history and

techniques. Stop at a local restaurant for a delicious lunch

served with paired wines, and then proceed to a local winery

for a tour of the caves, where its vintages are stored for aging,

and a wine tasting. Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa | Meals: B L

DAYS 16 –17: Depart Auckland

Fly to Auckland, where you visit the Auckland Museum to

enjoy a cultural performance and a guided walk through

He Taonga Māori Gallery. This evening, gather for a special

farewell dinner. The next day, transfer to the airport and

depart. Park Hyatt Auckland | Meals: B D (Day 16); B (Day 17)

TRAVEL PRIVATELY WITH A&K

INSPIRING ACCOMMODATION

Longitude 131º

Award-winning, eco-friendly luxury tented camp offering a secluded

ambience and overlooking majestic, UNESCO-listed Uluru (Ayers Rock).

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney

Newly refurbished luxury hotel with

views of the Sydney Opera House.

Riley

Chic, contemporary luxury hotel with

unspoiled views of the Coral Sea.

Park Hyatt Melbourne

Luxurious Travel + Leisure World’s

Best hotel, in the heart of the city.

Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa

Luxury accommodation located steps

from scenic Lake Wakatipu.

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Customise this itinerary to create the perfect luxury

tailor-made journey just for you. Contact A&K for

more details.

EXTEND YOUR JOURNEY

InterContinental Wellington

Luxury hotel centrally located on the

city’s waterfront.

Park Hyatt Auckland

New luxury hotel in Auckland,

perfectly located on the water’s edge.

DATES & PRICING

GUARANTEED DEPARTURE PER PERSON SINGLE SUPP.

DATES (2022) FROM FROM

JANUARY:

10 £14,770 £5,260

FEBRUARY:

7 £14,770 £5,260

MARCH:

7 £15,220 £5,410

SEPTEMBER:

26 £14,770 £5,260

OCTOBER:

10, 17 £14,770 £5,260

NOVEMBER:

7 £14,770 £5,260

DECEMBER:

12 £17,025 £5,560

Tasmania pre-tour extension

4 days from £2,775 | Available on selected departures

Learn how MONA helped shape Tasmania into a cultural

epicentre, view stunning vistas and stay at MACq 01 Hotel.

JOURNEY DETAILS

Minimum age is 10 years. First group event: welcome briefing at 14.00 on Day 1.

Last group event: farewell dinner at 18.30 on Day 16. Departures are guaranteed

to operate with a minimum of 2 guests.

Book your journey today

Contact A&K or go online for up-to-date information on

dates, pricing, extensions and special offers.

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NEW!

JOURNEY BY PRIVATE AIR

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WINGS OVER THE WORLD JOURNEYS

Wings Over

New Zealand

11 days from £26,310 | Limited to 18 guests

N E W

Z E A L A N D

Auckland

Hawke’s Bay

Discover the epic beauty of New Zealand on a

fascinating luxury adventure that reveals cultural

and natural splendours on both of its unique islands,

enjoying amazing food and wine, encountering

majestic wildlife and exploring far-flung locales

made easily accessible by private chartered air.

A&K ADVANTAGES

Queenstown

ARRIVE/DEPART

AIR

Dunedin

Stewart Island

▶ Fly in comfort between inspiring destinations throughout

New Zealand aboard an exclusively chartered aircraft with a

dedicated flight crew

▶ Privately sail around Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour in a

luxurious 18-metre catamaran, viewing the iconic skyline

▶ Indulge in a unique wine and art experience on Waiheke

Island, visiting with a local artisan and tasting local wines and

food specialities such as oysters, wild honey and olive oils

▶ Visit Hawke’s Bay, site of New Zealand’s Art Deco capital

of Napier, to savour a wine tasting, view the world’s largest

mainland colony of gannets and enjoy a sheep-herding

demonstration at a working farm

▶ Privately tour Larnach Castle and its famous gardens led

by the current owner, who shares the stories of the castle

along with the ideas behind her award-winning gardens,

experiencing insider access exclusively for A&K guests

▶ Glide on a privately chartered wildlife cruise around the

South Island’s Otago Peninsula and Harbour to see a colony

of northern royal albatross, the world’s largest flying bird,

along with many other wildlife species

▶ Lift off for a flight-seeing tour by helicopter over magnificent

Milford Sound, and then land on a remote glacier to take

in its icy marvels

▶ Customise your travel experience in Queenstown with a

choice of Design your Day options

check in. This afternoon, embark on a privately chartered

sailing around Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour aboard a

luxurious 18-metre catamaran, gliding under the Harbour

Bridge, and viewing volcanic peaks and the impressive city

skyline, while nibbling on canapés and savouring fine New

Zealand wines. This evening, experience a warm Māori

welcome and witness the haka, a fearsome ceremonial dance,

followed by a welcome dinner. Park Hyatt Auckland | Meals: D

DAY 2: Auckland | Splendours of the Hauraki Gulf

Board a privately chartered ferry to Waiheke Island for a

guided walk of Connell’s Bay Sculpture Garden led by its

owners, viewing distinctive works scattered over rolling

farmland while basking in views of the Hauraki Gulf. Sit

down to a three-course lunch with wine before an afternoon

visit to an award-winning olive oil mill, followed by visits to

boutique vineyards each offering a range of gourmet tastes to

accompany their wines. Treats may include oysters straight

from Te Matuku Bay, wild honey, artisan cheeses and the

renowned local green herb spread. Return to Auckland for

an evening at leisure. Park Hyatt Auckland | Meals: B L

Experience an authentic cultural

interaction with members of the Maori

community in Auckland, who treat you

to warm welcome highlighted by the

thrilling ceremonial haka dance.

DAY 1: Arrive Auckland, New Zealand

Arrive in Auckland, where you are met and transferred to

your luxurious hotel, with your room ready for immediate

DAY 3: Hawke’s Bay | Architecture & private wine tastings

Fly by privately chartered air to Napier, located in the

Hawke’s Bay region of New Zealand’s North Island. Once

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PRIVATE CHARTER AIR INCLUDED

Fly directly between key destinations on flights exclusive to A&K.

Aircraft

Fokker 70 VIP or comparable

Aircraft and seating configuration subject to change.

Flight details

Auckland–Hawke’s Bay (1 hr 15 min)

Hawke’s Bay–Dunedin (1 hr 40 min)

Dunedin–Queenstown (1 hr 10 min)

Behold the pristine natural beauty of Milford Sound by helicopter

there, set out on a city tour that includes a meeting with

a local artist and time enjoyed wandering among Napier’s

collection of Art Deco buildings. Continue to a spectacular

family-owned winery for a private wine tasting, followed by

lunch. Then, visit another local vineyard for a private tasting.

Proceed to your luxury lodge set atop rugged cliffs above the

sea. Tonight, gather for cocktails followed by dinner.

The Farm at Cape Kidnappers Lodge | Meals: B L D

DAYS 4 –5: Hawke’s Bay | Getting up close to the gannets

Set out on a privately guided tour of the largest mainland

colony of gannets in the world, to watch up to 25,000 of

these fascinating sea birds swoop, dive for fish and tend their

chicks. After lunch, take in a sheep-herding demonstration at

your lodge. Join the shepherd as his impeccably trained dogs

muster sheep, and witness a sheep being sheared. The next

day is entirely at your leisure to relax or, for an additional

cost, partake of golf, horse riding, guided touring by off-road

vehicle or other activities available at your lodge.

The Farm at Cape Kidnappers Lodge | Meals: B L D

DAY 6: Dunedin | Exclusive castle garden visit

Board your privately chartered flight for Dunedin on the

South Island. On arrival, transfer to Larnach Castle, the only

Visit boutique vineyards on Waiheke Island,

sampling local wines and gourmet treats

Join an expert guide on a private excursion through

a raucously active gannet colony, on Hawke’s Bay

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The Māori: enduring heart

of New Zealand’s culture

Paddling their wakas (dugout canoes) over vast

expanses of the South Pacific, navigating by the stars

from Samoa, Tahiti and other islands in Eastern

Polynesia, the ancestors of the Māori people reached

New Zealand sometime between 1200 and 1300,

becoming its first known human inhabitants.

The Māori were expert hunters, gatherers and

growers who wove fishing nets from harakeke (flax),

and carved fishhooks from bone and stone. They

hunted native birds, including the now extinct moa,

using ingenious traps and snares, and cultivated land,

introducing vegetables such as the sweet potato.

Today, Māori culture remains an integral part of life

in New Zealand, influencing its cuisine and customs,

while their traditional language, te reo Māori, is still

spoken by a small but vital part of the population.

Wings Over the World guests encounter examples

of Māori culture as they explore spectacular New

Zealand, flying in style by private charter between key

destinations on its two main islands.

Book this journey to meet the Māori in the most

authentic way, taking part in a traditional welcome

ceremony in Auckland that puts you up close to

their fierce ceremonial war dance, the haka.

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castle in New Zealand, situated on the picturesque Otago

Peninsula. Upon arrival, meet with Margaret Barker, who

purchased the estate with her husband in 1967 and lovingly

restored it from a near ruin. Join her to privately explore the

castle and its award-winning gardens as she shares the stories

of their design. Then, enjoy lunch in the Garden Marquee,

before proceeding to your luxurious hotel for an evening at

your leisure. Fable Dunedin | Meals: B L

DAY 7: Dunedin | The amazing wildlife of Otago Peninsula

Privately explore the Otago Peninsula, a wilderness region

brimming with wildlife. Begin with a guided walk through a

wetland forest, watching for the many resident bird species.

Following lunch, embark on a privately chartered cruise along

the ruggedly beautiful coastline near the entrance to Otago

Harbour. View the world’s only mainland colony of royal

albatross and venture up-close to rocky outcroppings to see the

fur seals living below the venerable Taiaroa Head lighthouse.

Then, cruise a short way out into the Pacific Ocean where

you may spot rarely seen ocean birds such as blue penguins

and marine mammals like the dusky dolphin. Tonight, enjoy

a special private dining experience at the historic home of an

early 20th-century merchant family. Fable Dunedin | Meals: B L D

DAY 11: Depart Queenstown

After breakfast, privately transfer to the airport to board

your departing flight. Meals: B

TRAVEL PRIVATELY WITH A&K

Customise this itinerary to create the perfect luxury

tailor-made journey just for you. Contact A&K for

more details.

INSPIRING ACCOMMODATION

The Farm at Cape Kidnappers

Luxurious lodge, a Relais & Chateaux property, built of rustic stone and

wood, and set on rugged cliffs with vast sea views.

Asia, India & the Pacific

DAY 8: Queenstown | Private visit to a renowned artist

Fly to Queenstown, taking in aerial views of Stewart

Island and Fiordland National Park en route. On arrival,

privately tour the city’s best sights, including AJ Hackett

Kawarau Bridge – famous for bungee jumping – as well as

historic Arrowtown. Privately visit the home and gallery

of a world-renowned local artist, and then check into your

hotel. Tonight, savour dinner at a celebrated Queenstown’s

restaurant. Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa | Meals: B L D

DAY 9: Queenstown | Marvels of Milford Sound by helicopter

Lift off by helicopter for an exciting flight over Milford

Sound, viewing the stunning surrounding, including

rainforest, lakes, rivers, waterfalls and fjords. Land on a

remote glacier to marvel at an area seldom seen by humans.

Continue your flight across the top of Lake Te Anau before

landing for lunch. Then, embark on a scenic flight back to

Queenstown. Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa | Meals: B L

DAY 10: Queenstown | Design your Day

Today, enjoy one of these Design your Day activities.

▶ Explore Skippers Canyon by 4x4 vehicle, roaming one of

the most adventurous roads in the world.

▶ Embark on a jet boat safari on glacier-fed rivers, hear

Māori legends and walk in an ancient forest.

▶ e-Bike the Queenstown Trails, following the Arrow River

and finishing with a wine tasting.

This evening, celebrate our journey with a three-course

farewell dinner paired with premium New Zealand wines.

Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa | Meals: B L D

Fable Dunedin

Modern, boutique luxury hotel in a four-storey Victorian-era building that

dates to 1862, now completely refurbished.

Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa

Prestige Suite in luxury hotel located

steps from scenic Lake Wakatipu.

DATES & PRICING

Park Hyatt Auckland

New luxury hotel in Auckland,

perfectly located on the water’s edge.

GUARANTEED DEPARTURE PER PERSON SINGLE SUPP.

DATES (2022) FROM FROM

OCTOBER:

16 £26,310 £6,615

NOVEMBER:

2 £26,310 £6,615

JOURNEY DETAILS

Minimum age is 10 years.

First group event: welcome briefing at 14.00 on Day 1.

Last group event: farewell dinner at 18.30 on Day 10.

Book your journey today

Contact A&K or go online for up-to-date information on

dates, pricing, extensions and special offers.

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LUXURY SMALL GROUP JOURNEYS

Peru: Machu Picchu &

the Sacred Valley

8 days from £5,105 | Limited to 18 guests

Lima

P E R U

Experience the enduring heritage of the Incas, as

you interact with the rural people of the Sacred

Valley, sample Peruvian culinary delights and

explore magnificent Machu Picchu, staying at

the only hotel on site.

A&K ADVANTAGES

▶ Sample Peruvian cuisine at a Chef’s Table experience to

understand its cultural impact on Peru and the world, and

enjoy an exclusive A&K street food tour led by a local chef

▶ Mingle with the residents of the Sacred Valley of the Incas,

and gain an intimate understanding of their ancestral

weaving and farming techniques, during a private visit to

their village, where you partake in a Pachamama ceremony

▶ Enjoy a private lecture on Machu Picchu with a renowned

scholar in Incan history before discovering the magnificent

ruins for yourself in the company of a local expert guide

▶ Discover Peru’s rich musical traditions during a captivating

private performance by an expert in Andean music

▶ Trek the last portion of the Inca Trail from KM 104 to Machu

Picchu on selected departures

ARRIVE/DEPART

AIR

ROAD

RAIL

Elevation:

Cusco – 3,399 metres

Sacred Valley – 3,000 metres

Machu Picchu – 2,430 metres

Machu Picchu

to the bohemian Barranco neighbourhood and discover the

essence of the Limeños lifestyle. Meet a local chef who takes

you to his or her favourite places, where you are invited

to sample some of the iconic dishes and spirits of Peru,

an interactive Chef ’s Table experience exclusive to A&K.

Miraflores Park, A Belmond Hotel, Lima | Meals: B L D

“This was our first A&K experience and it will not

be our last. The quality of service throughout was

unmatched. Thank you for an incredible journey.”

— Mr J, May 2019

Sacred Valley

Cusco

DAY 1: Arrive Lima, Peru

Arrive in Lima and transfer to your hotel, located in the

city’s exclusive residential district of Miraflores. Founded in

1535 by Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro, this ‘City of

Kings’ is a blend of colonial structures, pre-Colombian sites

and modern conveniences.

Miraflores Park, A Belmond Hotel, Lima

DAY 2: Lima | Discovering Peruvian cuisine

Today, learn why Lima is considered one of the world’s

premier culinary cities by discovering its history and flavours

with top local chefs, visiting a market to learn about the

unique food products of the Land of the Incas. Take part in a

Peruvian cooking experience, and savour the delicious dishes

you have cooked. After lunch, discover Peru’s capital, visiting

Plaza de Armas, birthplace of the city, and the beautiful

Cathedral, built in the 16th century. Continue your journey

DAY 3: Sacred Valley | Cusco and camelids

Fly to Cusco, located more than 3,000 metres above sea

level. Stop for lunch in the central square, and then take

part in a photography workshop, learning pointers from a

professional, before proceeding to the Sacred Valley of the

Incas. En route, visit Awana Kancha, a centre where South

American camelids, such as llamas and alpacas, are bred,

and learn about the valuable fibres created from their coats.

Continue to your awe-inspiring accommodation, designed

to blend in with, and provide an advantageous view of,

Sacred Valley landscapes.

Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba | Meals: B L D

DAY 4: Sacred Valley | Learning time-honoured traditions

Visit a remote village where the local residents provide a

hands-on introduction to the customs and crafts that make

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Discover the wonders of Machu Picchu with an expert local guide

up their way of life, including weaving and cooking, for an

A&K-exclusive experience. This afternoon, participate in

one of Peru’s oldest and most sacred rituals when you join

a local shaman in a traditional offering to Mother Earth

(Pachamama). After this spiritual ceremony, visit the Kuychi

Centre to meet the children at Niños del Arco Iris (Children

of the Rainbow), a project supported by A&K Philanthropy,

which provides education, nutrition, medical care and hope

to children in the Sacred Valley. Eat lunch locally, and then

return to your hotel where you prepare for your visit to Machu

Picchu with a private lecture from a renowned scholar and

certified expert on the Incas. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at

leisure, gazing upon the soaring Andes on a refreshing Scenic

Sundowner. Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba | Meals: B L D

DAY 5: Machu Picchu | Bingham’s stunning find

Begin your day by exploring Ollantaytambo, a fortress of

massive stone terraces that hug the mountain slopes and the

site of the Incas’ greatest victory over the invading Spanish.

Then, Ride like a Local, journeying deep into the Andes

toward Machu Picchu aboard the Inca Rail First Class Train,

gazing out at the spectacular Peruvian countryside. Arrive for

Delve first-hand into local culture on a visit to a

remote village in the Sacred Valley

Walk beside the imposing ruins of Sacsayhuaman,

an Incan fortress overlooking Cusco

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Explore the sights of Cusco, including the historic Plaza de Armas

your overnight stay at the only hotel located on-site at Machu

Picchu. Overlooking the Urubamba River, Machu Picchu was

built in the 15th century at the height of the Inca Empire.

Although this ‘Lost City’ was revealed to the rest of the world

by American historian Hiram Bingham in 1911, its location

was long known to locals. Its original purpose, however,

remains a matter of some conjecture, as the Incas left no

written records. Explore the ruins with your expert guide and,

as you wander amid the age-old stone walls, picture life as it

might have been in this majestic citadel, set some

2,430 metres above sea level.

Sanctuary Lodge, A Belmond Hotel, Machu Picchu | Meals: B L D

HIKE THE INCA TRAIL

On selected dates, engage in a more active Day 5

adventure, departing the train early for an expert-guided

hike along the last portion of the Inca Trail, starting at KM

104 and ascending to the Sun Gate (Inti Punku)

overlooking Machu Picchu.

DAY 6: Machu Picchu | Walking the spectacular ruins

Rise with the sun to walk through Machu Picchu in the early

morning mist before the crowds arrive, an experience some

consider the spiritual highlight of the journey. You may also

opt to trek up from the ruins to the Sun Gate (Inti Punku),

entry point to the Inca Trail. After your explorations, bid

adieu to this ‘Lost City of the Incas’ and board the Vistadome

train back to Ollantaytambo. Continue to Cusco, where you

check in to your hotel, once a 16th-century monastery and

now a national monument that offers a delightful retreat

from the bustle of Cusco, while set just off the city square.

Enjoy an evening at leisure, free to relax or begin to explore

Cusco on your own.

Monasterio, A Belmond Hotel, Cusco | Meals: B L

DAY 7: Cusco | Design your Day

This morning, discover Cusco on a city tour that includes the

Cathedral on the Plaza de Armas and the Santo Domingo

Temple, a Dominican church built on the foundations of the

Koricancha, the Incas’ principal religious building. Listen

as a local expert explains how the historic clashes between

the Incas and the Spanish played a role in forming today’s

Peruvian culture. Later, visit the well-preserved ruins of

Sacsayhuaman, a testament to Incan architectural skill.

Compiled from colossal stones, its walls were cut and placed

together with incredible precision and without a single drop

of mortar to hold them in place. This imposing fortress,

which witnessed the greatest battle between the Spanish

and the Incas, overlooks the red-tiled roofs of Cusco. This

afternoon, enjoy one of these Design your Day activities:

▶ Visit the San Blas neighbourhood, a unique, bohemian

enclave where you find the workshops of artisans.

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Sanctuary Lodge, A Belmond Hotel, Machu Picchu

Occupying a privileged site just steps from the mystical Incan citadel of

Machu Picchu, the only hotel adjacent to the ‘Lost City’.

Monasterio, A Belmond Hotel,

Cusco

A Travel + Leisure World’s Best hotel.

Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba

Boutique hotel nestled in the Sacred

Valley, with stunning Andes views.

Miraflores Park, A Belmond

Hotel, Lima

Luxury hotel with ocean views.

Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima

Airport – Stylish hotel conveniently

located just steps from Lima’s airport.

▶ Stroll San Pedro Market and visit the Inca Museum for a

taste of local fruits and cheese, and a glimpse of daily life,

followed by a look back into Peru’s rich history.

▶ Explore with an expert photographer who helps you

refine your skills and capture Cusco as a local sees it,

including its narrow streets and beautiful houses.

Tonight, listen to a private Andean music presentation by

a regional expert, and learn the history of his handmade

instruments. Absorb not only the timeless quality of the

Peruvian folk tunes he plays, but the unmistakable cultural

identity revealed by their haunting, immersive melodies as

well. Afterwards, gather for a farewell dinner at the elegant

MAP Café, where the chef gathers local ingredients for use

in innovative recipes that remain true to Peru’s culinary

traditions. Monasterio, A Belmond Hotel, Cusco | Meals: B L D

DAY 8: Depart Lima

After a morning at leisure to sleep in, visit shops or simply

relax, fly back to Lima. Later, board your departing flight.

Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima Airport (dayroom) | Meals: B

TRAVEL PRIVATELY WITH A&K

Customise this itinerary to create the perfect luxury

tailor-made journey just for you. Contact A&K for

more details.

DATES & PRICING

GUARANTEED DEPARTURE PER PERSON SINGLE SUPP.

DATES (2022) FROM FROM

JANUARY:

14 £5,105 £1,800

FEBRUARY:

11 £5,105 £1,800

MARCH:

4, 18 £5,105 £1,800

APRIL:

1, 16 £5,330 £2,025

MAY:

6, 13, 27 £5,330 £2,025

JUNE:

10, 17, 25 £5,330 £2,025

JULY:

8, 15 £5,330 £2,025

AUGUST:

12, 19, 26 £5,330 £2,025

SEPTEMBER:

10, 16, 30 £5,330 £2,025

OCTOBER:

8, 14, 22 £5,330 £2,025

NOVEMBER:

5 £5,330 £2,025

DECEMBER:

9 £5,330 £2,025

JOURNEY DETAILS

This journey contains some active elements.

Minimum age is 10 years.

First group event: welcome briefing at 9.30 on Day 2.

Last group event: airport assistance in Lima upon return from Cusco on Day 8.

Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of two guests.

Book your journey today

Contact A&K or go online for up-to-date information on

dates, pricing, extensions and special offers.

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LUXURY SMALL GROUP JOURNEYS

Wonders of the Galápagos

& Machu Picchu

12 days from £10,895 | Limited to 18 guests

Discover natural and man-made wonders, from

Ecuador to Peru, on a journey that includes a fournight

cruise in the wildlife-rich Galápagos Islands,

an exclusive visit to a village in the Sacred Valley

and a guided exploration of Machu Picchu, the

awe-inspiring ‘Lost City’ of the Incas.

A&K ADVANTAGES

Baltra

(See below for

cruise routing)

ARRIVE/DEPART

AIR

ROAD

RAIL

CRUISE

Elevation:

Cusco – 3,399 metres

Sacred Valley – 3,000 metres

Machu Picchu – 2,430 metres

GALÁPAGOS

ISLANDS

E C U A D O R

Sullivan Bay/Bartolomé

Sombrero Chino

Eden

Guayaquil

P E R U

Lima

Baltra

Machu

Picchu

Cusco

Genovesa Island

Sacred

Valley

▶ Cruise for four nights in the Galápagos Islands aboard

stylish La Pinta, a newly renovated, 48-guest expedition

vessel that offers comfort and flexibility for exploring

▶ Experience some of the most intimate and up-close wildlife

encounters in the world, both on land and in the water

▶ Explore the Galápagos on twice-daily shore excursions that

include nature walks led by a certified naturalist guide, and

choose from activities such as kayaking, snorkelling, light

trekking or relaxing on shore

▶ Discover magnificent Machu Picchu first hand in the

company of a local expert guide, and stay at the only hotel

on-site for access to the ruins before most other visitors arrive

▶ Meet people of the Sacred Valley of the Incas when you

privately visit their remote village to gain insight into their

centuries-old weaving and farming techniques

▶ On selected, departures trek the last portion of the Inca Trail

from KM104 to Machu Picchu

La Pinta is built for adventure, offering spacious cabins,

floor-to-ceiling windows and a comfortable atmosphere.

The vessel is ecologically sound and comes equipped with

pangas (rubber rafts), a glass-bottom boat and sea kayaks

that allow for independent exploration. Tonight, dine on

board. La Pinta | Meals: B L D

DAY 3: Cruising the Galápagos | Eden & Sombrero Chino

After breakfast, get fitted for your wetsuit and snorkelling

gear. Then, Ride like a Local, boarding a panga (small boat)

for a shore excursion to Eden Islet, a secluded, biodiverse

enclave off Santa Cruz. Here, observe the island’s iconic bluefooted

boobies. Take this opportunity to snorkel the reef or

view marine life aboard a glass-bottom boat. Back aboard

La Pinta, cruise onward to Sombrero Chino, yet another

secluded islet of the Galápagos archipelago. Disembark

your panga to hike wilderness trails, swim in a sandy cove,

and snorkel among white-tipped reef sharks and Galápagos

penguins. La Pinta | Meals: B L D

DAY 1: Guayaquil, Ecuador

Arrive in tropical Guayaquil, gateway to the Galápagos,

where you are met and transferred to your hotel.

Hotel del Parque

DAY 2: Guayaquil | Baltra, the Galápagos

Fly to the remote Galápagos island of Baltra, where you join

your naturalist guide for the ferry ride to Santa Cruz Island.

Disembark and drive up into the island’s mist-shrouded

highlands in search of giant tortoises. Continue on to Puerto

Ayora and board La Pinta, your expedition ship for your

four-night cruise through the Galápagos’ northern islands.

Experience the most magnificent destinations in this

far-flung region of the world on a single, expertly

planned itinerary, designed with the help of our

local offices for authentic insider access.

DAY 4: Cruising the Galápagos | Bartolomé & Santiago Islands

Disembark on Bartolomé Island to hike up to the volcano’s

summit and take in the views. After a panga ride to visit the

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Explore a variety of sites in the Galápagos Islands,

observing wildlife on shore and off

penguins of Pinnacle Rock, snorkel the reef, relax on the

beach or take in the local marine life aboard a glass-bottom

boat. Later, swim or snorkel along the white coral sand beach

of Sullivan Bay. La Pinta | Meals: B L D

DAY 5: Cruising the Galápagos | Genovesa Island

This morning, hike and snorkel Genovesa Island, a

birdwatcher’s paradise. Explore Darwin Bay, snorkelling

along the cliffs or paddling out in sea kayaks. View the

island’s cliffs before disembarking to climb the steep, rocky

pass of Prince Philip’s Steps. Your ascent leads to a clifftop

frequented by Nazca boobies, frigate birds, storm petrels and

the elusive short-eared owl. La Pinta | Meals: B L D

DAY 6: Guayaquil & Lima, Peru | Begin a Peruvian adventure

Disembark La Pinta at Baltra Island, where you transfer

to the airport to fly to mainland Ecuador, and then, take a

connecting flight to Lima, Peru. Upon arrival, transfer to

your hotel. Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima Airport | Meals: B L

DAY 7: Cusco | Sacred Valley

Fly to Cusco, located more than 3,000 metres above sea level,

Hike the terrain of Bartolomé Island, and then

plunge in for a revealing snorkel offshore

Encounter a wide array of wildlife, such as sea lions,

up close on the beaches of the Galápagos Islands

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Walk the time-worn terraces of Machu Picchu with an expert guide

where you are met and transferred to the Sacred Valley of the

Incas. En route, visit Awana Kancha, a centre where South

American camelids, such as llamas and alpacas, are bred.

Learn about the valuable fibres created from their coats.

Then, visit the beautiful Hacienda Sarapampa for a Chef ’s

Table experience. Enjoy lunch with the owner, who cordially

shares his family’s history in farming and shows you around

the farm. Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba | Meals: B L D

DAY 8: Sacred Valley | Like a journey back in time

Today, visit Moray, a fascinating archaeological site

comprising a series of concentric agricultural terraces,

some almost 30 metres deep. Then, journey to a remote

mountain village, where you experience ancient agricultural

methods used for centuries, on an A&K-exclusive

experience. Continue to the Children of the Rainbow

school, a project supported by A&K Philanthropy, where you

enjoy lunch and take in an equestrian performance featuring

Paso Fino horses. Return to your hotel to enjoy a relaxing

Scenic Sundowner before dinner.

Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba | Meals: B L D

DAY 9: Machu Picchu | Bingham’s stunning find

Begin your day with a visit to the imposing fortress of

Ollantaytambo, with its massive stone terraces that hug the

mountain slopes. Next, Ride like a Local by train, journeying

deep into the Andes toward Machu Picchu and gazing out at

the spectacular Peruvian countryside. Once on-site, explore

the magnificent ruins of Machu Picchu, guided by a local

expert. Overlooking the Urubamba River, Machu Picchu was

built in the 15th century at the height of the Inca Empire.

Although this ‘Lost City’ was revealed to the rest of the world

by American historian Hiram Bingham in 1911, its location

was long known to locals. Its original purpose, however,

remains a matter of some conjecture, as the Incas left no

written records. As you wander amid the age-old stone walls,

picture life as it might have been in this mystical citadel, set

some 2,430 metres above sea level. Tonight, stay in the only

hotel on site, just steps from the entrance.

Sanctuary Lodge, A Belmond Hotel, Machu Picchu | Meals: B L D

HIKE THE INCA TRAIL

On selected dates, engage in a

more active Day 9 adventure,

departing the train early for an

expert-guided hike along the last

portion of the Inca Trail, starting at

KM 104 and ascending to the Sun

Gate overlooking Machu Picchu.

DAY 10: Machu Picchu | Walk the spectacular ruins

Rise with the sun and join your expert guide to walk

through Machu Picchu in the early morning mist before

the crowds arrive. After your explorations, bid adieu to this

‘Lost City of the Incas’ and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant

before returning to Ollantaytambo by train, savouring

incomparable views of the mountain scenery that surrounds

you. On arrival, transfer to your hotel in Cusco, a 400-yearold

architectural treasure that was once a monastery.

Tonight, relax or stroll this ancient Incan capital on your

own. Monasterio, A Belmond Hotel, Cusco | Meals: B L

DAY 11: Cusco | Design your Day

This morning, discover Cusco on a city excursion that

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Sanctuary Lodge, A Belmond

Hotel, Machu Picchu

Hotel set on site at Machu Picchu.

Monasterio, A Belmond

Hotel, Cusco

A Travel + Leisure World’s Best hotel.

Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba

Travel + Leisure World’s Best haciendastyle

hotel with luxury casitas.

Hotel del Parque

Quietly elegant boutique luxury hotel

located in the heart of Guayaquil.

includes the Cathedral on the Plaza de Armas and the

Santo Domingo Temple, a Dominican church built on

the foundations of the Koricancha, the Incas’ principal

religious building. Later, visit the well-preserved ruins of

Sacsayhuaman, a testament to Incan architectural skill.

Compiled from colossal stones, its walls were cut and placed

together with incredible precision and without a single drop

of mortar to hold them in place. Back in Cusco, stop for

lunch at a local restaurant near the plaza. This afternoon,

enjoy one of these Design your Day activities.

▶ Visit the San Blas neighbourhood, a unique, bohemian

enclave that is home to the workshops of artisans.

▶ Stroll San Pedro Market and visit the Inca Museum, for a

taste of local fruits and cheese, and a glimpse into history.

▶ Join a photographer in Cusco who helps you capture

authentic images of the city’s impressive architecture.

Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner at the elegant MAP Café.

Monasterio, A Belmond Hotel, Cusco | Meals: B L D

DAY 12: Depart Lima

Relax on a morning at leisure in Cusco. Later today, fly to

Lima and connect with your homebound flight.

Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima Airport (dayroom) | Meals: B

TRAVEL PRIVATELY WITH A&K

Customise this itinerary to create the perfect luxury

tailor-made journey just for you. Contact A&K for

more details.

La Pinta

Comfortable and stylish expedition

ship featuring fine onboard cuisine.

DATES & PRICING

Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima

Airport – Convenient, comfortable

hotel within steps of the airport.

GUARANTEED DEPARTURE PER PERSON SINGLE SUPP.

DATES (2022) FROM FROM

FEBRUARY:

13 £10,895 £5,110

APRIL:

10 £11,045 £5,260

JUNE:

5 £10,895 £5,110

JULY:

17 £10,895 £5,110

SEPTEMBER:

25 £11,045 £5,260

OCTOBER:

23 £11,045 £5,260

NOVEMBER:

6 £11,045 £5,260

JOURNEY DETAILS

This journey contains some active elements.

Minimum age is 10 years.

First group event: welcome briefing at 9.30 on Day 2.

Last group event: return to Lima airport in the afternoon on Day 12.

Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of two guests.

Book your journey today

Contact A&K or go online for up-to-date information on

dates, pricing, extensions and special offers.

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LUXURY SMALL GROUP JOURNEYS

Patagonia: The Last

Wilderness

10 days from £8,500 | Limited to 18 guests

To Easter

Island

Buenos Aires

A R G E N T I N A

Easter Island

5-day post-tour extension from £4,000

Marvel at the stunning spectacle of the pristine

Patagonian wilderness as you stroll among

Magellanic penguins, explore rugged Torres

del Paine National Park and view the astonishing

Perito Moreno Glacier on an exhilarating adventure

at the ends of the Earth.

C H I L E

Torres del Paine El Calafate

National Park

Puerto Natales

Punta Arenas

Ushuaia

ARRIVE/DEPART

AIR

ROAD

EXTENSION

A&K ADVANTAGES

▶ Sail on an exclusively chartered boat through the Beagle

Channel, and stand amid a lively colony of Magellanic

penguins on a rarely visited island, while staying in Ushuaia,

the southernmost city in the world

▶ Visit a working Patagonian ranch, observing authentic skills

such as herding and shearing, and enjoy hiking and horse

riding through magnificent vistas

▶ Explore the unspoilt Patagonian forest on a guided hike, sail

Argentino Lake and view the Perito Moreno Glacier from a

choice of picturesque vantage points

▶ Roam through iconic Torres del Paine National Park to

experience the otherworldly beauty of its jagged peaks,

pristine forests and turquoise lakes

▶ Explore wild Patagonia by horse, on foot or by boat, as you

tailor your stay at The Singular Patagonia

DAY 1: Arrive Buenos Aires, Argentina

Arrive in Buenos Aires, Argentina’s vibrant capital, and

transfer to your hotel. Relax or explore the neighbourhood

on your own before gathering for a welcome dinner served

family style. Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires | Meals: D

DAY 2: Buenos Aires | Colonial capital

Explore Buenos Aires in the company of your expert resident

tour director. Visit the Plaza de Mayo, pass through the San

Telmo neighbourhood, continue to La Boca and walk along

Caminito Street. After a light lunch, fly south to Ushuaia, set

in magnificent Tierra del Fuego at the remote tip of South

America. Tonight, enjoy dinner at the hotel, with a view of

the city and Beagle Channel.

Arakur Ushuaia | Meals: B L D

DAY 3: Ushuaia | Walking among Magellanic penguins

Drive to Estancia Harberton, the oldest estancia (farm)

in Tierra del Fuego and an Argentine National Historical

Monument. Embark on a private cruise to Martillo Island

to walk among a teeming rookery of Magellanic penguins

before continuing to Gable Island, in the middle of the

Beagle Channel, for lunch. Relax and embrace the solitude

of its remote, primal landscape, where wind, waves and birds

make the only sounds. Later, cruise back to the estancia and

return to your hotel for dinner. Arakur Ushuaia | Meals: B L D

DAY 4: El Calafate | Gateway to the glaciers

Fly to El Calafate to experience Patagonian rural life in this

rustic town. Later this afternoon, experience over 100 years

of history during a visit to an authentic ranch. Watch sheep

shearing and herding, and hike or ride by horse along the

pristine banks of Argentino Lake. Admire the stunning

Patagonian landscapes during a relaxing Scenic Sundowner;

dine tonight on lamb grilled the traditional Patagonian way.

Hotel Posada Los Alamos | Meals: B L D

DAY 5: El Calafate | An astonishing, icy spectacle

Start the day cruising to Argentino Lake’s Seno Mayo,

stopping along the way for an interpretive walk in the

Andean Patagonian forest and getting up close to limestone

rock formations and majestic landscapes. Continue to Perito

Moreno Glacier, one of the few remaining advancing glaciers

in the world. Hike at your own pace and ability along the

seven walkways located at different heights and distances

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Explore the pristine wonders of Torres del Paine National Park

from the glacier, taking in magnificent views of the glacier’s

northern and southern faces. Return to your hotel and enjoy

an evening at leisure. Hotel Posada Los Alamos | Meals: B L

DAY 6: Puerto Natales, Chile | Trekking, hiking & biking

Journey to Puerto Natales, where, after a late lunch, you

will enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure. Opened in

1940 and honoured as a National Heritage site, the Singular

Patagonia was once a cold-storage plant. Today it features

an industrial museum on site and offers a wide range of

expeditions and activities, such as horse riding, trekking

and mountain biking. Choose your preferred mode of

exploration and experience this incredible location on your

own terms. The Singular Patagonia | Meals: B L D

DAY 7: Puerto Natales | Torres del Paine National Park

Today, discover the magnificent wilderness of Torres del

Paine National Park, again selecting from available activities

– with opportunities to explore fjords, mountains, glaciers,

forests and ranches – all with varying grades of difficulty

and duration. This park was created by tectonic movements;

its rugged landscapes were sculpted during the ice ages, and

Privately cruise to Martillo Island to walk

among nesting Magellanic penguins

Hike at your own pace to view the majestic Perito

Moreno Glacier from a variety of vantage points

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Roam extraordinary Patagonian landscapes, where gauchos still ride and work

the motion of glaciers has continued to reshape them. A

UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, the park is renowned for its

otherworldly landscape of granite spires, ice and deserted

pampas. See first hand the serrated ridges and spires of the

Torres del Paine mountains. Watch closely as you scan the

peaks and you might pick out a soaring Andean condor

riding an updraft. Tonight, unwind in your room or step

outside to marvel at the Patagonian night sky, awash with

countless pinpoints of starlight.

The Singular Patagonia | Meals: B L D

DAY 8: Puerto Natales | Design your Day

Today, enjoy one of these Design your Day activities.

▶ Cruise the Patagonian Fjords to two glaciers (weather

permitting), witnessing their majesty and power up close.

▶ Horse ride at Puerto Consuelo, the first ranch in the

region, and roam through the surrounding landscapes.

▶ Trek to Condor Lookout on Mount Benitez, viewing rock

paintings en route and watching condors in flight.

Additional activity options are also available. Tonight, join

your resident tour director and fellow guests for a private,

interactive Chef ’s Table experience, joining a chef as he

prepares barbecue and explains his distinctive preparation

for this traditional meal, savouring the result for dinner.

The Singular Patagonia | Meals: B L D

DAY 9: Santiago | Chile’s cosmopolitan capital

After a leisurely morning, fly to Santiago, capital of Chile, a

vibrant city set against the backdrop of the Andes that sits

some 570 metres above sea level in Chile’s Central Valley and

is surrounded by a ring of spectacular mountain peaks. Your

hotel is strategically located in Santiago’s most prestigious

and refined neighbourhood, El Golf.

The Ritz-Carlton, Santiago | Meals: B D

“This was truly the journey of a lifetime and I am so

happy I could share it with my family. Everything

was so well prepared and our guide was wonderful.”

— Ms L, January 2019

DAY 10: Depart Santiago

Explore Santiago during a morning tour of city highlights,

including the Palacio de La Moneda (presidential palace)

and the Plaza de Armas, with its impressive Metropolitan

Cathedral and Central Post Office. Ride by cable car up San

Cristóbal Hill to behold the stunning statue of the Virgin

Mary and take in expansive views of Santiago. Relax this

afternoon, with late access to your room, before transferring

to the airport for your departing flight.

The Ritz-Carlton, Santiago (dayroom) | Meals: B

TRAVEL PRIVATELY WITH A&K

For a private journey consider Tailor Made Argentina &

Chile: Journey to Patagonia. Contact A&K for

more details.

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INSPIRING ACCOMMODATION

Latin America

The Singular Patagonia

Travel + Leisure World’s Best hotel overlooking the Patagonian fjords, with

spectacular views to Puerto Natales and the Antonio Varas Peninsula.

Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires

Celebrated hotel set in the historic

Recoleta district.

Arakur Ushuaia

Surrounded by ancient woodlands,

built to blend in with the landscape.

EXTEND YOUR JOURNEY

Hotel Posada Los Alamos

Ideally set in the heart of El Calafate,

near Lake Argentino.

The Ritz-Carlton, Santiago

Luxurious, relaxing lodgings in

Santiago’s best neighbourhood.

DATES & PRICING

GUARANTEED DEPARTURE PER PERSON SINGLE SUPP.

DATES (2022) FROM FROM

JANUARY:

14, 28 £8,500 £1,875

FEBRUARY:

11 £8,500 £1,875

MARCH:

4, 18 £8,500 £1,875

OCTOBER:

21 £8,500 £1,875

NOVEMBER:

4, 11 £8,500 £1,875

DECEMBER:

9 £8,500 £1,875

Easter Island post-tour extension

5 days from £4,000 | Available on all departures

Fly from Santiago to remote Easter Island to discover its

well-preserved culture and gain a better understanding

of the purpose of its enigmatic moai statues. View Rano

Raraku volcano and the ‘Birdman Ceremony’ site before

returning to Santiago and exploring the city’s highlights.

JOURNEY DETAILS

This journey contains some active elements.

Minimum age is 10 years.

First group event: welcome briefing at 19.00 on Day 1.

Last group event: end of sightseeing at 13.00 on Day 10.

Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of two guests.

Book your journey today

Contact A&K or go online for up-to-date information on

dates, pricing, extensions and special offers.

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Warsaw

Europe

LUXURY SMALL GROUP JOURNEYS

Splendours of Budapest,

Vienna & Prague

10 days from £6,310 | Limited to 18 guests

Warsaw & Krakow

6-day pre-tour extension from £3,005

Discover the three most radiant cities in Central

Europe and experience the grand architectural,

artistic and cultural heritage of the Old World,

exploring Baroque-era treasures with the

finest local experts.

A U S T R I A

Prague

C Z E C H

R E P U B L I C

Vienna

P O L A N D

Czestochowa

S L O V A K I A

Bratislava

H U N G A R Y

Krakow

Budapest

ARRIVE/DEPART

CRUISE

ROAD

EXTENSION

A&K ADVANTAGES

▶ Absorb the imperial grandeur of Budapest, a city that has

survived the passing of empires and kept its romantic allure,

where you savour an exclusive garden lunch at a private villa

▶ Take in the dazzling beauty of Budapest illuminated at night,

viewing impressive examples of architecture along the way,

on a private evening cruise on the Danube

▶ Attend an intimate concert at the Mozarthaus in Vienna,

which was a mecca for great composers, including Mozart,

Beethoven, Schubert and Strauss, for more than a century

▶ Savour local wines on a visit to an award-winning winery in

Moravia, set on vineyards dating back to the 13th century

▶ Privately explore the library of the Strahov Monastery in

Prague, gaining access to an area usually closed to the

public, on a guided visit exclusively for A&K guests

DAY 1: Arrive Budapest, Hungary

Arrive in Budapest, a city occupying both sides of the

Danube River and founded in 1873, when right-bank Buda

and Obuda joined left-bank Pest. Budapest’s broad avenues

and turn-of-the-century architecture have earnt it the name,

‘the Paris of Eastern Europe’. Like Paris, it is a cultural mecca

for writers, artists and musicians. Transfer to your hotel,

where you join your fellow guests for a welcome dinner.

Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest | Meals: D

DAY 2: Budapest | Matthias Church & Fisherman’s Bastion

This morning, cross the Danube River to explore the Buda

side of the city. Visit Matthias Church, the 13th-century

coronation cathedral of Hungarian kings, and Fisherman’s

Bastion, offering spectacular views of the city. Built in neo-

Gothic and neo-Romanesque styles, the bastion is named

for the guild of fishermen who defended this part of the

city during the Middle Ages. Then, meet a Buda resident

for lunch in the gardens of her villa, an experience specially

planned for A&K guests. Enjoy your afternoon at leisure,

relaxing in your luxurious accommodation or exploring

this romantic city on your own, perhaps dining at one of

Budapest’s fine restaurants.

Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest | Meals: B L

DAY 3: Budapest | Across the bridge in Pest

Today, discover Pest, starting with a private visit to the Liszt

Academy of Music. Continue exploring the city as you view

Heroes’ Square and stop to see the Great Synagogue as well

as St. Stephen’s Basilica, whose south tower houses the largest

bell in Hungary. Then, visit the Central Market Hall to view

the vast array of food and crafts on sale throughout its three

floors, including cheeses, sausage and other local specialities,

and enjoy time at leisure for lunch on your own. Later, visit

the Parliament Building before spending the remainder of

your afternoon at leisure. This evening, after dinner, embark

on a private cruise of the romantic Danube to watch the

glittering lights of Budapest drift by in the night, toasting

your journey on a memorable Scenic Sundowner experience.

Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest | Meals: B D

DAY 4: Bratislava, Slovakia & Vienna, Austria | Chef’s Table

Journey overland to Bratislava, capital of Slovakia, for a

guided walk through its old town, once a jewel of the Austro-

Hungarian Empire. Stop at a local restaurant for a Chef ’s

Table experience, where the esteemed chef greets you and

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Absorb panoramas of Budapest from historic Fisherman’s Bastion

shares insights into the seasonal dishes you are to enjoy for

lunch. Then, Ride like a Local, embarking by high-speed

catamaran for a quick cruise along the Danube River to

Vienna, Austria. Hotel Imperial | Meals: B L

DAY 5: Vienna | Austrian treasures

Join your local guide for a walking tour of marvellous

Vienna. At the Hofburg Palace – former seat of emperors

and current residence of the president of Austria – visit

the Imperial Treasury to admire its glittering collection of

imperial regalia. Then, continue to the Gothic St. Stephen’s

Cathedral. Spend your afternoon at leisure. Dine at a local

restaurant before attending a concert at the Mozarthaus

Vienna, the historic house where Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

lived in the 18th century. Hotel Imperial | Meals: B D

DAY 6: Vienna | Visions of the Imperial City

This morning, enjoy a panoramic tour of Vienna, viewing

the Prater and its Giant Ferris Wheel. See the Secession

Building and the famous Hundertwasser House, and then

visit the Belvedere Gallery, where you view many works

by the brilliant and controversial symbolist artist Gustav

Visit Vienna’s marvellous Hofburg Palace to view

the regalia in its Imperial Treasury

See the delicate frescoes in the library of

Prague’s Strahov Monastery

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Explore the Old-World charms of Prague and walk the iconic Charles Bridge

Klimt, including The Kiss. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant,

and then visit Schönbrunn Palace, the former residence of

Habsburg monarchs. Spend your evening at leisure.

Hotel Imperial | Meals: B L

DAY 7: Popice, Czech Republic | Wines of a unique terroir

Travel to Prague, stopping en route at the Sonberk winery in

the Czech countryside for a tasting of its signature vintages,

followed by lunch. Continue to Prague, where you check in

to your hotel, and then enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

Mandarin Oriental, Prague | Meals: B L D

DAY 8: Prague | History remembered

Today, explore the city’s Castle District, starting with the

towering, Gothic St. Vitus Cathedral, which houses the

tombs of Bohemian kings and Holy Roman Emperors,

including that of Wenceslas I, Duke of Bohemia, legendary

subject of the beloved Christmas carol “Good King

Wenceslas”. Stroll the Golden Lane, the last surviving vestige

of Prague Castle’s 16th-century architecture, where the

castle’s original craftspeople lived and worked. Follow this

with a private visit to the Baroque library halls of the Strahov

Monastery to view its incredible frescoes, which reside amid

detailed stucco ceiling decorations. Stroll in the peaceful

quiet, looking up at the mural devoted to the intellectual

progress of mankind, and let yourself contemplate a bygone

era. Then, admire the religious artefacts at the Loreto

Chapel, a remarkable Baroque monument that remains a

place of pilgrimage. Cross the famous Charles Bridge, an

iconic landmark of Prague completed in 1402, to embark on

a walking tour of Josefov, the city’s Jewish Quarter, which

remained a walled ghetto until 1848. View the birthplace

of Franz Kafka (part of the Jewish Museum complex),

best known for his existentialist novel The Metamorphosis.

Proceed to visit the Old Jewish Cemetery, site of 12,000

graves, and the Old-New Synagogue, Europe’s oldest active

synagogue, completed in 1270. Afterwards, enjoy your

evening at leisure. Mandarin Oriental, Prague | Meals: B

DAY 9: Prague | Design your Day

This morning, enjoy one of these Design your Day activities.

▶ Attend a traditional puppetry workshop, and then visit

the National Gallery Prague in the Schwarzenberg Palace.

▶ Set out on a foodie walking tour, savouring tastes of

Czech cuisine, from pastries to goulash to beer.

▶ Relax with a spa experience at your hotel, in a haven for

the body and spirit, choosing from an array of treatments.

Spend your afternoon at leisure. Tonight, gather for a

celebratory farewell dinner at a nearby local restaurant.

Mandarin Oriental, Prague | Meals: B D

DAY 10: Depart Prague

Transfer to the airport to board your flight home. Meals: B

TRAVEL PRIVATELY WITH A&K

This itinerary is available as a private journey, Tailor Made

Hungary, Austria & Czech Republic. Contact A&K for

more details.

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Europe

Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest

Travel + Leisure World’s Best hotel, offering stately grandeur and a serene

retreat from the bustle, located along the shimmering Danube.

Hotel Imperial

Luxurious, opulent hotel set in a historic former palace in the heart of the city,

within walking distance of the Vienna State Opera and the Imperial Palace.

EXTEND YOUR JOURNEY

Mandarin Oriental, Prague

Historic luxury hotel appointed with contemporary elegance ideally located

near the iconic Charles Bridge.

DATES & PRICING

GUARANTEED DEPARTURE PER PERSON SINGLE SUPP.

DATES (2022) FROM FROM

MAY:

9, 23 £6,690 £2,555

JUNE:

6, 13 £6,690 £2,555

JULY:

4, 11, 18 £6,310 £2,250

AUGUST:

15, 22 £6,310 £2,250

29 £6,310 £2,555

SEPTEMBER:

5, 19, 26 £6,690 £2,555

OCTOBER:

3, 17, 24 £6,690 £2,555

JOURNEY DETAILS

Minimum age is 10 years.

First group event: welcome briefing at 18.30 on Day 1.

Last group event: farewell dinner at 19.30 on Day 9.

Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of two guests.

Warsaw & Krakow pre-tour extension

6 days from £3,005 | Available on all departures

Tour Warsaw’s highlights, explore Krakow with a local

guide, and visit Auschwitz and the former Schindler factory.

Book your journey today

Contact A&K or go online for up-to-date information on

dates, pricing, extensions and special offers.

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Terms & Conditions

For bookings made from 2 October 2020. These Abercrombie &

Kent Limited (“A&K”) Terms and Conditions apply to group journeys

including Luxury Small Group, departing between January 1, 2021,

and December 31, 2022; Wings Over the World Journeys departing

between January 1, 2020, and December 31, 2022; Luxury Expedition

Cruises departing between March 1, 2021, and February 28, 2022;

and all related Extensions and bookings of the above programmes for

future years until updated.

For all other terms and conditions, please refer to abercrombiekent.

co.uk/terms-and-conditions.

Your contract is with Abercrombie & Kent Limited of St George's

House, Ambrose Street, Cheltenham, Glos. GL50 3LG, which is

registered in England under company number 1082430. The following

conditions, together with our Privacy Policy, the relevant information

set out in this brochure and on our website and any other written

information we brought to your attention before we confirmed your

booking, will form part of your contract with the Company. Please read

them carefully before you book.

By making a booking, the first named person on the booking agrees on

behalf of all persons detailed on the booking that:

a. he/she has read these Booking Conditions and has the authority to

and does agree to be bound by them;

b. he/she consents to our use of information personal data in

accordance with our Privacy Policy and is authorised on behalf

of all persons named on the booking to disclose their personal

details to us, including where applicable, special categories of data

(such as information on health conditions or disabilities and dietary

requirements);

c. he/she is over 18 years of age and where placing an order for services

with age restrictions declares that he/she and all members of the

party are of the appropriate age to purchase those services;

d. he/she accepts financial responsibility for payment of the booking on

behalf of all persons detailed on the booking.

1. BOOKING YOUR HOLIDAY

(a) Our aim is to provide the right holiday to suit your requirements.

You can call us on +44 (0)1242 547 892 or email: info@

abercrombiekent.co.uk to discuss or make a booking and provide you

with a price per person. In order to maintain our customer services

standards and to assist with the ongoing training of our staff we may

record or monitor our telephone conversations or emails with you.

(b) To secure your booking we require a deposit, typically the amount

set out below. Some suppliers and holidays may require higher deposits

at the time of booking. You will be notified of these requirements

before you pay your deposit.

Deposit per Person Required at Time of Booking

Luxury Small Group

Luxury Expedition Cruises

Wings Over the World Journeys

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£1,000 per person

£2,500 per person

25% of program price

Payment can be made by cheque, bank transfer or by most major credit

cards in favour of Abercrombie & Kent Limited. If for any reason, we

do not accept your booking your deposit will be returned.

(c) Many airlines now require the full name of all passengers

travelling. We will therefore ask you at the time of booking to confirm

the number of members in your party and to provide us with the first

forename (as shown in each passport) as well as the title and surname

of each member.

(d) Special Requests, such as diet, room location, twin or double

bedded room, a particular facility or flight seat which are an important

factor in the choice of holiday, should be indicated in writing at the

time of booking. We will pass your request on to the hotel or airline

but cannot guarantee that it will be accommodated. We will also

pass on any dietary requests to airlines but we recommend that you

check directly with the airline once your tickets have been issued.

The Company will try to arrange for Special Requests to be met, but

cannot guarantee that they will be, nor will the Company be liable if

any Special Request is not met. The provision of any Special Request

does not constitute a term of your contract with us unless we have

confirmed in writing that your requirement will be met. Most hotels

allow check-in to take place during the mid-afternoon. Should you

wish to have a guaranteed room ready for your immediate check-in

upon arrival, it can be arranged for an additional charge. Please ask

Abercrombie & Kent for details and prices.

(e) On receipt of your correct deposit we will book your arrangements

and issue a Confirmation Invoice. A contract will come into existence

on the date on which we issue a Confirmation Invoice. If your

confirmed arrangements include a flight, we (or if you booked via an

authorised agent of ours, that agent) will also issue you with an ATOL

Certificate.

(f) It is important for you to check the details on the Confirmation,

and ATOL Certificate where applicable, as soon as you get it, as

these set out the services we have agreed to provide. In the event of

any discrepancy please contact us immediately. If you arrange your

holiday direct with the Company all correspondence and other

communications will be sent to the address of the person who made

the initial payment unless you specify otherwise. If you request

correspondence through a business address, a residential address will

also be required for emergency and security reasons.

(g) If your booking is made through a travel agent, the Company will

address all communications to that travel agent, who will act as agent

for you in regard to all communications from us to you. All monies

paid by you to a travel agent under or in contemplation of this contract

will be held by the travel agent for the Company until such monies are

forwarded to the Company.

(h) Final payment of the cost of your arrangements is due 90 days prior

to departure. For select Journeys indicated below* final payment is due

120 days prior to departure. If your reservation is made within this

period, the entire cost of the trip must be paid at the time of the request

in order to secure confirmation. For Wings Over the World Journeys

that include European Destinations final payment is due 180 days prior

to departure. If it is not paid in time, we reserve the right to treat your

booking as cancelled by you in which case the cancellation charges

set out in clause 2 below will become payable. An additional £600 per

person non-refundable permit fee is required at time of booking for the

Uganda and Rwanda extension tour.

Select Journeys: Australia & New Zealand: The Lands Down Under;

Brazil: The Amazon, Pantanal & Iguazu Falls; Cruising the Mekong:

Siam, Saigon & Angkor Wat; Family Costa Rica; Family Galápagos;

Galápagos Wildlife Adventure; India Wildlife Safari; Mongolia:

Naadam Festival & the Khan Legacy; Myanmar & the Irrawaddy;

Oman & the Emirates: The Sands of Time; Patagonia: The Last

Wilderness; Peru: Machu Picchu & the Sacred Valley; Rwanda: Land

of a Thousand Hills; South Korea & Japan: Cultural Legacies of the

East; Southern Africa Safari by River & Rail; Splendors of Morocco; Taj

Mahal & the Treasures of India; Wild Canada: Belugas & Bears; and

Wonders of the Galápagos & Machu Picchu

2. AMENDMENTS & CANCELLATION

(a) Amendments by you

The Company will make every effort to assist you if you wish to alter

your arrangements, but it may not always be possible. Requests for

an amendment must be in writing, signed by the person who made

the initial payment. If it is possible to make the amendment, it will be

subject to an amendment charge of £50 per booking, together with all

communication charges or other expenses incurred by the Company

as a result of the change. These charges will be payable whether or not

the Company succeeds in confirming your requested amendment.

Scheduled airlines normally regard name changes as a cancellation

and rebooking, and any alteration may incur a 100% cancellation

charge in respect of the air fare. Please note that save for the transfer

of a booking, it will not be possible to make changes within 28 days

of your departure date. Your request may be treated as a cancellation

and re-booking and the normal cancellation charges detailed in clause

2(c) below will apply dependent upon the conditions imposed by our

suppliers.

If you wish to change your arrangements whilst on your holiday, all

costs are payable by you.

Date amendments: Should you wish to amend the date of departure

of your trip this will follow the rules outlined in part 2(a) above. The

new departure date must be initiated within six months of the original

date of departure. If travel commences after six months of the original

holiday departure date this will be treated as a cancellation and rebook

and the normal cancellation charges detailed in clause 2(c) will apply.

Destination amendments: Should you wish to change the destination

(unless for reasons of extraordinary circumstances outlined below)

of your confirmed holiday before departure this shall be treated as a

cancellation and rebook and the normal cancellation charges detailed

in clause 2(c) will apply.

(b) Transfers of Booking

If you or any member of your party is prevented from travelling, that

person(s) may transfer their place to someone else, subject to the

following conditions:

a. that person is introduced by you and satisfies all the conditions

applicable to the holiday;

b. we are notified not less than 7 days before departure;

c. you pay any outstanding balance payment, an amendment fee of £50

per person transferring, as well as any additional fees, charges or

other costs arising from the transfer; and

d. the transferee agrees to these booking conditions and all other terms

of the contract between us.

e. flight tickets may not be able to be transferred in which case a

replacement ticket for the transferee would need to be purchased.

You and the transferee remain jointly and severally liable for payment

of all sums. If you are unable to find a replacement, cancellation

charges as set out in clause 2(c) will apply in order to cover our

estimated costs. Otherwise, no refunds will be given for passengers not

travelling or for unused services.

(c) Cancellation by you

All cancellations must be advised in writing, signed by the person

who made the initial payment and sent to the Company at St George’s

House, Ambrose Street, Cheltenham, Glos. GL50 3LG. Cancellations

are effective on the date they are received by the Company. Recorded

delivery is strongly recommended. Since we incur costs in cancelling

your travel arrangements, the following cancellation charges will be

payable, depending upon the number of days prior to departure the

Company receives your notice of cancellation.

Luxury Expedition Cruises and related extensions

Written advice of cancellation received

Days prior to departure

% of total holiday cost

121 days or more Loss of deposit

120-91 days 50% of program price

90-61 days 100% of program price

60-0 days 100% of total holiday cost

Luxury Small Group Journeys and related extensions (except

Select Journeys as listed above)

Written advice of cancellation received

Days prior to departure

% of total holiday cost

91 days or more Loss of deposit

90-61 days 20% of total holiday cost

60-31 days 50% of total holiday cost

30-0 days 100% of total holiday cost

Wings Over the World Journeys

(journeys that include European destinations)

Written advice of cancellation received

Days prior to departure

% of total holiday cost

181 days or more Loss of deposit

180-121 days 25% of total holiday cost

120-91 days 50% of total holiday cost

90-0 days 100% of total holiday cost

Wings Over the World Journeys

(journeys that do not include European destinations)

Written advice of cancellation received

Days prior to departure

% of total holiday cost

181 days or more Loss of deposit

180-121 days 50% of total holiday cost

90-0 days 100% of total holiday cost

We will deduct the cancellation charge(s) from any monies you have

already paid to us.

Important Note: Certain arrangements may not be amended

after they have been confirmed and any alteration or cancellation

could incur a cancellation charge of up to 100% of that part of the

arrangements in addition to the charge above.

Partial Room Cancellation: If guest cancels or leaves a journey and a

roommate remains, an additional supplement may apply to the price

for the remaining guest.

CANCELLATION CHARGES FOR INTERNAL AIR

All internal air is 100% non-refundable at time of final payment (some

exceptions may apply).

CANCELLATION CHARGES FOR EXTRA SERVICES

Additional hotel nights and other extra services booked in connection

with Abercrombie & Kent journeys are subject to specific cancellation

penalties. These will be provided at the time of booking and noted on

the invoice.

Please note that at certain times of year, for example peak season, or for

certain products, for example some game lodges and cruises, stricter

cancellation conditions may apply. Any such revised conditions will

be notified to you prior to booking.

We strongly recommend that you secure adequate travel insurance as

per clause 6 below.

(d) Cancellation by you due to unavoidable & extraordinary

circumstances:

You have the right to cancel your confirmed holiday before departure

without paying a cancellation charge in the event of “unavoidable and


extraordinary circumstances” occurring at your holiday destination

or its immediate vicinity and significantly affecting the performance

of the holiday or significantly affecting the transport arrangements

to the destination. In these circumstances, we shall provide you with

a full refund of the monies you have paid but we will not be liable to

pay you any additional compensation. Please note that your right

to cancel in these circumstances will only apply where the Foreign,

Commonwealth and Development Office advises against travel to your

destination or its immediate vicinity. For the purposes of this clause,

“unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances” means warfare, acts

of terrorism, significant risks to human health such as pandemic,

epidemic or the outbreak of serious disease at the travel destination

or natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes or weather conditions

which make it impossible to travel safely to the travel destination.

(e) Re-booking following a cancellation

Should you wish to cancel a holiday and re-book an alternative

this will be subject to the cancellation terms within these booking

conditions. If the alternative booking requires a greater deposit than

has already been paid (after deducting cancellation fees) then the

balance between what is required as a deposit and any deposits sums

already paid becomes due.

(f) Accuracy of information

We check the information which we provide about our holidays very

carefully. However, tour, excursion or cruise itineraries may change as

a result of local conditions. Circumstances such as these, or weather

conditions, may cause some of the amenities we have described to be

unavailable or different from those advertised. When we are told of any

significant or long term changes we will always endeavour to advise

you prior to your departure.

(g) Amendments by the Company

Great care is taken to ensure that the description and prices given in our

brochures and on our website are accurate at the time of publication.

However, changes can occur, and the Company reserves the right to

change any of the details in company literature, including prices, in

which case the Company will advise you of any such change before

accepting your booking. After a Confirmation Invoice has been issued,

the Company makes every effort to operate all holidays as advertised.

We plan arrangements a long time in advance of your holiday

using independent suppliers such as airlines, hotels, local transport

operators and guides, over whom we have no direct control. In very

rare circumstances, the Company may have to modify a holiday before

you depart. Most of these changes are insignificant. If we make an

insignificant change to your holiday, we will make reasonable efforts to

inform you or your travel agent as soon as reasonably possible if there is

time before your departure but we will have no liability to you. Examples

of insignificant changes include alteration of your outward/return flights

by less than 12 hours, changes to aircraft type, change of accommodation

to another of the same or higher standard and changes of carriers.

We also deem certain Covid-19 related travel and destination

requirements as insignificant changes in that we do not expect

these changes to significantly affect the performance of the holiday

or your overall holiday enjoyment. Such changes may include the

requirement to wear face masks, make regular use of sanitising

stations and maintain social distancing. Some changes may also affect

the availability of certain services and facilities. We expect all guests

to adhere to the local and national guidance that is in force at the

destination and whilst travelling to and from the destination, and the

Company shall have no liability to you if you fail to comply with those

rules and regulations.

Where we deem Covid-19 changes to have a significant impact upon

your holiday we will follow the procedure as outlined below

Occasionally we may have to make a significant change to your

confirmed arrangements. Examples of “significant changes” include

the following, when made before departure: a change of flight time by

more than 12 hours, a change of international airport (except between

airports serving the same city), a change of destination or a change to

a lower standard accommodation, and/or price. If we have to make a

significant change we will tell you as soon as possible and if there is time

to do so before departure, we will provide you with three alternatives.

You may accept the modification, you may change your booking to

another available and comparable holiday, or you may cancel and

receive a full and prompt refund. If you choose another holiday which

is cheaper, the Company will make the appropriate refund.

You must notify us of your choice within 7 days of our offer. If we do

not hear from you within 7 days, we will contact you again to request

notification of your choice. If you fail to respond again, we will assume

that you have chosen to accept the change or alternative booking

arrangements.

If you cancel and receive a full refund following a significant change

made for any reason other than Force Majeure or Low Bookings you

will receive the following compensation, calculated according to the

number of days prior to departure that you are notified of the change.

Compensation when Notification of Change is sent

Days prior to departure

Compensation per person

More than 42 days £10

29-41 days prior £20

15-28 days prior £25

0-14 days prior £30

*IMPORTANT NOTE: We will not pay you compensation in the

following circumstances:

a. where we make an insignificant change;

b. where we make a significant change or cancel your arrangements

more than 91 days before departure (or 121 days in the case of

the select journeys listed in clause 1(h), above, and related Group

Pre/Post Tour Extensions, Hosted Journeys and Ultimate Arctic

Adventures);

c. where we make a significant change and you accept those

changed arrangements or you accept an offer of alternative travel

arrangements;

d. where we have to cancel your arrangements as a result of your failure

to make full payment on time;

e. where the change or cancellation by us arises out of alterations to the

confirmed booking requested by you;

f. where we are forced to cancel or change your arrangements due to

Force Majeure.

Force Majeure has the meaning set out in clause 16.

If there is an insignificant change before you depart (that is, any change

not included in the definition of a significant change set out above), the

Company will try to notify you, although it is not obliged to pay any

compensation. lf the Company becomes unable to provide a significant

proportion of your holiday after it has commenced, every effort will be

made to provide suitable alternative arrangements, which will be made

for you at no extra charge to you (save in the case of Force Majeure) or,

alternatively, you will be returned to your point of departure and the

company will, where appropriate, pay compensation. No compensation

is payable in the case of Force Majeure.

(h) Cancellation by the Company

We reserve the right in any circumstances to cancel your holiday for

any reason, subject to commitments in 2(g). However, we will not

cancel your hotel arrangement less than 90 days before your departure

date, except for reasons of Force Majeure or failure by you to pay the

final balance. If you fail to pay the balance of the holiday price at least

90 days before departure, the Company will treat your booking as

cancelled and levy the cancellation charges set out in clause 2(c). If the

Company is obliged to cancel your holiday in any other circumstances

before departure, the Company will use its best endeavours to offer

alternative arrangements of equivalent or very closely similar standard

and price, if available; travel arrangements of a lower standard and

a refund of the difference in price; or will give you a full and prompt

refund of all monies paid. In addition, unless the cancellation has

been caused by Force Majeure, failure by you to pay the final balance

or Low Bookings, the Company will pay you compensation as set out

in clause 2(g).

(i) Abercrombie & Kent Guaranteed Departures

All Luxury Small Group Journeys, Luxury Expedition Cruises and

related extensions and Wings Over the World Journeys are guaranteed

to operate with a minimum of two (2) persons unless noted on the

Itinerary. Guaranteed departures will operate except in cases of

Force Majeure, which could include any major world event adversely

affecting international travel patterns. If only two, three or four people

are booked, we will advise you before travel and check that you are

happy to travel even if numbers do not increase or whether you would

prefer a departure with more guests booked, subject to availability. If

only one person is booked we will offer alternative dates at the same

price. Hosted Journeys are subject to minimum numbers.

3. ABERCROMBIE & KENT PRICE POLICY

(a) We reserve the right to alter the prices of any of the holidays shown

in our brochure or on our website. You will be advised of the current

price of the holiday that you wish to book before your contract is

confirmed.

(b) When you make your booking you must pay a deposit, see

section 1b for relevant deposits. The balance of the price of your

travel arrangements must be paid by the date indicated on your

confirmation. If the deposit and/or balance is not paid in time, we

shall cancel your travel arrangements. If the balance is not paid in

time we shall retain your deposit.

(c) In respect of any booking covered by our ATOL, all monies you

pay to the travel agent are held by them on behalf and for the benefit of

the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust at all times. This is subject to the

agent’s obligation to pay it to us for so long as we do not fail. If we fail,

any money held at that time by the agent, or subsequently accepted

from you by him, is and continues to be held on behalf of and for the

benefit of the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust without any obligation to

pay that money to us.

(d) The Company is under no obligation to give a breakdown of the

costs involved in a holiday.

(e) The Company reserves the right to notify you of an increase in the

brochure or advertised price before accepting your booking and prices

may go up or down. While we do our utmost to avoid such a scenario,

due to human or computer error there may on occasion be an incorrect

price shown in a brochure or online. When we become aware of any

such error, we will endeavour to notify you at the time of booking

(if we are then aware of the mistake) or within 7 days of the time of

booking, or as soon as reasonably possible. We do have to reserve all

our rights in a situation such as this which may include cancelling a

holiday if the actual price applicable to the holiday is not acceptable to

you. We will of course allow you to amend your holiday with us, if you

so wish, to an alternative holiday at the correct price.

a. We reserve the right to increase the price of confirmed holidays

solely to allow for increases which are a direct consequence of

changes in:

a. the price of the carriage of passengers resulting from the cost of fuel

or other power sources;

b. the level of taxes or fees chargeable for services applicable to the

holiday imposed by third parties not directly involved in the

performance of the holiday, including tourist taxes, landing taxes or

embarkation or disembarkation fees at ports and airports; and

c. the exchange rates relevant to the package.

Such variations could include but are not limited to airline cost

changes which are part of our contracts with airlines (and their

agents), cruise ship operators and any other transport providers.

(g) We will absorb and you will not be charged for any increase

equivalent to 2% of the price of your travel arrangements, which

excludes insurance premiums and any amendment charges and/or

additional services or travel arrangements. You will be charged for the

amount over and above that. However, if this means that you have to

pay an increase of more than 8% of the price of your confirmed holiday

(excluding any insurance premiums, amendment charges and/or

additional services or travel arrangements), you will have the option

of accepting a change to another holiday if we are able to offer one (if

this is of equivalent or higher quality you will not have to pay more but

if it is of lower quality you will be refunded the difference in price), or

cancelling and receiving a full refund of all monies paid to us, except

for any insurance premiums and any amendment charges and/or

additional services or travel arrangements. Should you decide to cancel

for this reason, you must exercise your right to do so within 7 days

from the issue date printed on your final invoice. We will consider an

appropriate refund of insurance premiums paid if you can show that

you are unable to transfer or reuse your policy.

(h) Should the price of your holiday go down due to the changes

mentioned above, then any refund due will be paid to you less

an administrative fee of £10. However, please note that travel

arrangements are not always purchased in local currency and some

apparent changes have no impact on the price of your travel due to

contractual and other protection in place.

(i) There will be no change made to the price of your confirmed holiday

within 20 days of your departure nor will refunds be paid during this

period.

4. RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE COMPANY

(a) The Company applies all reasonable checks to ensure that those

involved in the preparation and provision of your holiday maintain the

appropriate standards.

(b) We will accept responsibility for the arrangements we agree to

provide or arrange for you as an “organiser” under the Package Travel

and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018, as set out below

and as such, we are responsible for the proper provision of all travel

services included in your package, as set out in your confirmation

invoice. The descriptions, information and opinions given in our

brochures or on the website by the Company in respect of the airlines,

hotels and other suppliers whose services are used are given in good

faith, based on the latest information available at the time of printing.

The Company accepts liability for any loss you may suffer if due to fault

on our part, or that of our agents or suppliers, any part of the holiday

arrangements you book with the Company before your departure is

not as described in our brochure, on our website, or itinerary or not of

a reasonable standard and we don’t remedy or resolve your complaint

within a reasonable period of time, and this has affected the enjoyment

of your package holiday, in such circumstances you may be entitled

to an appropriate price reduction or compensation or both. You must

inform us without undue delay of any failure to perform or improper

performance of the travel services included in this package. The

Company limits its liability in respect of these claims to a maximum

of three times the holiday cost. Subject to the conditions set out below,

The Company also accepts liability if you or any member of your party

suffers death or personal injury as a direct result of the negligence of

the Company or its suppliers. However, these acceptances of liability

do not apply if there has been no fault on the part of the Company

or its servants, agents, or suppliers or if, the loss, death or personal

injury suffered is attributable to (i) your own acts or omissions, (ii)

the acts or omissions of a third party not involved in providing the

services which make up your holiday and which were unavoidable

and extraordinary or (iii) Force Majeure. In addition, where claims do

not involve personal injury or death, they are also conditional upon

you following the procedures for notification of complaints set out in

clause 11, and upon you assigning to the Company any right you may

have against any other person whose acts or omissions have given rise

to the Company’s liability. Nothing in the above shall limit or exclude

the Company’s liability for fraud or for death or personal injury caused

by negligence, or to the extent otherwise not permitted by law.

(c) The Company’s liability to compensate you and the amount of

such compensation is subject to the following limitations. First,

in the case of damage other than death, illness or personal injury,

compensation is restricted to a reasonable amount having regard to

such factors as, inter alia, the holiday cost and the extent to which the

enjoyment of your holiday can be said to have been affected. Second,

if any failure in your holiday arrangements relates to, or if you or

any member in your party is killed, injured or becomes ill during or

as a result of, carriage by aircraft, ship, train or coach forming part

of the holiday arrangements booked with us before your departure

from the UK, our liability to pay compensation and/or the amount of

compensation we will pay is limited as if we were the carrier under any

international convention which governs such services. International

Conventions which may apply include: in respect of carriage by air,

the Montreal Convention 1999 or the Warsaw Convention 1929

(including as amended by the Hague Protocol of 1955 and by any of

the Montreal Additional Protocol of 1975); in respect of carriage by

sea, the Athens Convention 1974; in respect of rail carriage, the Berne/

Cotif Convention 1980; and in respect of carriage by road the Geneva

Convention 1973. The terms of these conventions are incorporated into

and form part of your contract with us. In respect of death or personal

injury, the liability of an air carrier under the Montreal Convention

and the Warsaw Convention is limited to damage sustained caused

by an accident which takes place onboard the aircraft or in the course

of any of the operations of embarking or disembarking. You can get

copies of the relevant conventions if you ask us for them. You should

also note that these conventions may limit or remove the carrier’s

liability to you and the amount which the carrier has to pay you. You

should also know that the carrier will rely upon its ‘conditions of

carriage’ which may limit or remove the carrier’s liability to you and

limit compensation under international conventions.

(d) Our suppliers (such as accommodation or transport providers)

have their own booking conditions or conditions of carriage, and these

conditions are binding between you and the supplier. Some of these

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conditions may limit or remove the relevant transport provider's or

other supplier's liability to you. You can get copies of such conditions

from our offices, or the offices of the relevant supplier.

(e) If we make any payment to you or any member of your party for

death, personal injury or illness, you must co-operate fully with us in

seeking recovery of any payment we make.

(f) Operational decisions may be taken by air carriers and airports

resulting in delays, diversions or rescheduling. Abercrombie &

Kent has no control over such decisions and is therefore unable to

accept responsibility for them. Where, as a result of circumstances

beyond our control we are obliged to change or end your holiday

after departure, but before the end of your holiday, we will not pay

compensation or reimburse you for expenses incurred. We strongly

recommend you have adequate travel insurance for your holiday and

should claim via your insurance company for any loss or damage

to luggage and/or personal possessions. In the event that any claim

is made directly with us, our liability to pay compensation and/or

the amount of compensation will be limited in accordance with the

conventions referred to in (c) above.

(g) If you suffer death, injury or illness during your holiday arising out

of an activity which does not form part of the inclusive arrangements

booked with the Company, the Company will offer assistance

where appropriate and in its sole discretion. This assistance must be

requested within 90 days of your misadventure and will be limited to

general advice and/or assistance with legal fees up to £5,000 per party,

such contributions to be repaid to the Company out of any judgment

or insurance payment you subsequently obtain.

(h) Where it is impossible for you to return to your departure point

as per the agreed return date of your package, due to “unavoidable

and extraordinary circumstances”, we shall provide you with

any necessary accommodation (where possible, of a comparable

standard) for a period not exceeding three nights per person. If the

circumstances continue beyond a three night period our responsibility

under this clause will cease and you will need to claim upon your travel

insurance where you are able to do so. Please note that the 3 night cap

does not apply to persons with reduced mobility, pregnant women

or unaccompanied minors, nor to persons needing specific medical

assistance, provided we have been notified of these particular needs at

least 48 hours before the start of your holiday. For the purposes of this

clause, “unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances” mean warfare,

acts of terrorism, significant risks to human health such as pandemic,

epidemic or the outbreak of serious disease at the travel destination

or natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes or weather conditions

which make it impossible to travel safely back to your departure point.

(i) Please be aware that the Company accepts no responsibility

or liability for any destination that imposes access restrictions or

otherwise hinders peaceful enjoyment of destination services and

facilities based upon race, gender or sexual preference. The Company

will provide general information in line with its obligations, however,

you accept that it is your responsibility to thoroughly research your

intended destination to ensure that it satisfactorily meets your holiday

needs and requirements

(j) Abercrombie & Kent reserves the right to modify the programme

itineraries, including arranged sightseeing and featured experts, and

substitute accommodations, including vessels, aircraft and trains at

any time due to unforeseen circumstances or circumstances beyond

Abercrombie & Kent’s control. Reasonable efforts will be made to

operate itineraries as planned, but alterations may occur after the final

itinerary has been issued. Due to the nature of Luxury Expedition

Cruises, itineraries are for guidance purposes only and may be

adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances including weather, wildlife,

ice, medical emergencies and other conditions beyond Abercrombie &

Kent’s control at the sole discretion of the Captain on board. Geoffrey

Kent’s participation in the Northeast Passage: Across the Russian

Arctic cruise cannot be guaranteed; if Geoffrey Kent is unable to join

the cruise due to unforeseen circumstances beyond Abercrombie &

Kent’s control, the cruise will continue to operate as planned

5. YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

(a) Make yourself travel aware - Before making a booking, please

consult the travel advice produced by the government of your home

jurisdiction, as well as that of the government who issued the passport

and/or visa you intend to travel under.

Also ensure you make yourself familiar with the Foreign,

Commonwealth & Development Office advice on staying safe and

healthy on your trip – www.gov.uk/travelaware. Advice can change, so

always check regularly for the latest updates.

(b) If the Foreign Office advises that people should not visit a particular

country, we will act on this advice. US residents who are planning a

holiday with us should be aware that the US State Department issues a

travel warning when, based on all relevant information, it determines

that Americans should avoid travel to or within a certain nation. The

State Department maintains a list of nations under a travel warning

on its website at: http://travel.state.gov/travel. American travellers are

advised to check this before making a booking.

(c) In the event of active government advice and warnings against

travel to a specific destination or location(s) of a trip, should the

traveller still choose to travel, notwithstanding such travel advisory or

warning, the traveller assumes all risks of loss, personal injury, death

or property damage from any event that may arise out of or associated

with the travel advice or warnings given. The Company strongly

recommends you do not travel against Foreign Office Travel or US

State Department Travel advice and warnings as they are given for

your safety and security.

(d) It is important that you check the details on your Confirmation

Invoice when you receive it. In the event of any discrepancy, you

should contact the Company or your travel agent.

(e) General information concerning passport, visa and health

requirements applicable to UK Citizens is set out in our literature.

However, such requirements are subject to change and you must check

current requirements before departure. Passports for British Citizens

are valid for travel to any EU country up to and including the passport

expiry date. Many countries outside of the EU require that passengers’

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passports are valid for at least six months after the completion of their

journey, and/or contains blank pages (for visas). Please visit www.gov.

uk/foreign-travel-advice for advice by country. Some destinations also

require visas and additional documentation and you should contact

the Embassy or Consulate of the country which you are planning to

visit in good time before you travel. Further information is available

from Visa Central (http://visacentral.co.uk/). You should also contact

your medical advisor or a specialist vaccination centre for details of

the measures you will need to take prior to departure. All children

should travel on full passports. It is your responsibility to obtain all

documents required for your holiday, including passports, visas, heath

certificates and international driving licenses, to ensure that these are

in proper order and to take them with you. We recommend that if you

are travelling with a child that does not share your surname, in order

to minimise the possibility of disruption to your travel plans, you

travel with documentation that proves your relationship to the child

as well as documentation that proves you have permission to travel

with them. The Company cannot be held responsible should you or

any member of your travelling party be denied entry to a country due

to non-compliance with these requirements. Please consult the travel

advice produced by the government of your home jurisdiction, as well

as that of the government who issued the passport and/or visa you

intend to travel under for further details. We will not be liable to make

any refund or pay compensation if you or any member of your party

is unable to proceed with the holiday as planned because of incorrect

or missing personal documents, or any other failure to meet passport,

visa or immigration requirements.

(f) Approximately 7 days before departure you will receive your flight

tickets together with other information concerning your holiday.

Please ensure that you check the names and flight timings on your

tickets carefully and contact us immediately if you have any queries.

The correct timings, using the 24 hour clock system, may have been

adjusted since you received your Confirmation Invoice.

(g) You are responsible for checking-in for flights at the correct time

and for presenting yourself to take up all pre-booked components of

your holiday. The Company cannot accept responsibility for clients

missing flights as a result of late check-ins and no credit or refunds

will be given if you fail to take up any component of your holiday. No

credit or refunds will be given for lost, mislaid or destroyed travel

documents.

(h) Most people go on holiday for rest and relaxation, so if in our

reasonable opinion or that of any airline pilot, hotel manager, tour

leader or other person in authority, your behaviour is causing danger,

damage to property or persistently affecting the enjoyment of others,

we reserve the right to terminate your holiday. Should this happen no

refund or compensation would be paid.

(i) If you lose any personal items whilst on holiday, please obtain a

written report from the police, to help with any insurance claim upon

your return.

(j) You are responsible for the costs of any damage to the

accommodation and/or any extra charges incurred with our suppliers

during your holiday. Should you fail to make such payment at the time

the charges and/or costs are incurred, you will be liable to reimburse

us for these and you authorise the Company to automatically debit

your credit card to the value instructed by the supplier for any such

costs and/or charges.

6. INSURANCE

We cannot emphasise enough the importance of purchasing

comprehensive travel insurance prior to date of travel. This insurance

should be commensurate to the value of your booking, and cover

cancellation and curtailment, all medical expenses including

evacuation/repatriation, personal baggage, personal liability, death

and permanent disability and travel document insurance. If you suffer

from a disability or medical condition, you should disclose this to

insurers. For those who participate in sports and activities whilst on

holiday that have been organised and arranged independently of us,

it should be understood that participation is at the individual's own

risk and it is your responsibility to obtain the relevant insurance. Note

that special insurance may be required if you intend to scuba dive or

undertake any other dangerous or sports activities. Please keep your

insurance details with you whilst on holiday.

Special Requirement for Antarctica, Arctic and Kimberley Cruises

Due to the remote locations, Abercrombie & Kent requires proof

of a minimum of $100,000 per person in emergency evacuation/

repatriation insurance for all Antarctica, Arctic and Kimberley

cruises. We require proof of coverage. Please note emergency

evacuation insurance provides for covering the cost associated

with emergency evacuation and repatriation up to the limits of the

respective policy; however, it does not guarantee the timing, method

or mode of such evacuation and repatriation, which is subject

to weather, location and other conditions or variables outside of

Abercrombie & Kent’s control.

7. AIRLINES & OTHER SUPPLIERS

(a) As between you and the suppliers of the transport, accommodation

and other components making up your holiday, the conditions of the

supplier will apply. These conditions may be subject to international

Conventions which limit and/or restrict the suppliers' liability. (Copies

are available on request - please allow 28 days). Under EU law you

have rights in some circumstances to refunds and/or compensation

from your airline in cases of denied boarding, cancellation or delay to

flights. Full details of these rights will be publicised at EU airports, and

will also be available from your airline. Reimbursement in these cases

is the responsibility of the airline and will not automatically entitle

you to refund of your holiday cost from the Company. Your rights

to compensation from the Company is set out in clause 2(g). If your

airline does not acknowledge your rights, you should complain to the

Civil Aviation Authority at www.caa.co.uk/

(b) Transport timings are provided by the carrier concerned and

are subject to such matters as weather conditions, maintenance

requirements, the ability of passengers to check-in on time and, in the

case of flights, to air traffic control restrictions. Accordingly, the times

of flights and other forms of transport are estimates only and cannot

be guaranteed.

(c) As airlines regularly overbook, we recommend that you check

in on-line as soon as you are notified by the airline that check-in is

available or 24 hours before departure. If you do not check-in online

or are unable to, we recommend that you arrive at the airport 3 hours

prior to departure as airlines have been known to re-allocate seats in

the event of late arrivals. The Company is unable to check you in and

it is your responsibility to ensure that you are checked in within the

appropriate time. The Company is not responsible or liable if you are

downgraded an airline class as a result of the airline overbooking the

class in which you are booked. Seat reservations are at the discretion

of the airline and may be changed at any time without notice.

(d) The majority of airlines have introduced a total smoking ban

on most or all of their flights. Please ask before booking if this

information is important to you.

(e) The European Commission publishes a list of airlines that are

subject to an operating ban within European air space. To view the list,

go to http://ec.europa.eu/transport/modes/air/safety/air-ban/index_

en.htm or search for “banned airlines” at www.europa.eu.

Some itineraries may include one of the following airlines;

Air Dyanasty Heli. S.

Air Kasthamandap

Buddha Air

Costal Aviation

Fishtail Air

Goma Air

Himalaya Airlines

Makalu Air

Manang Air PVT Ltd

Mountain Helicopters

Muktinath Airlines

Nepal Airlines Corporation

Saurya Airlines

Shree Airlines

Simrick Air

Simrick Airline

Tara Air

Yeti Airlines Domestic

(f) Some activities carry inherent risks and if you are participating in

such activities you may be asked to sign an additional form by the local

supplier. In rare cases beginners may have to take lessons at a charge

before being permitted to use hotel equipment otherwise offered free.

8. EXCURSIONS

Please note that when you book an excursion locally you contract with

the local company providing that excursion and not the Company.

The Company has no legal liability for anything that goes wrong on

such an excursion and any claim which you might have arising out of

the excursion will be against the relevant local company and subject

to the local company's terms and conditions. The Company will, at its

discretion offer advice, guidance and assistance if you or any member

of your party suffer death, illness or injury arising out of an activity

which does not form part of your holiday with the Company, or an

excursion arranged locally. Where legal action is contemplated and

you want the Company's assistance, you must obtain the Company's

written consent prior to commencement of proceedings. The

Company's consent will be given subject to you undertaking to assign

any costs, or benefits received and any relevant insurance policy to the

Company. We limit the cost of the Company's assistance to you or any

member of your party to £5,000.

9. DATA PROTECTION

(a) In order to process your booking and to ensure that your travel

arrangements run smoothly and meet your requirements, we need to

use the information you provide such as your name, and address, any

special needs/dietary requirements etc. We take full responsibility

for ensuring that proper security measures are in place to protect

your information. We must pass the information on to the relevant

suppliers of your travel arrangements such as airlines, hotels, transport

companies and so on. The information may also be provided to

security or credit checking companies, public authorities such as

customs and immigration if required by them, or as required by law.

Additionally, where your holiday is outside the European Economic

Area (EEA), controls on data protection in your destination may

not be as strong as the legal requirements in this country. We will

not however, pass any information on to any person not responsible

for part of your travel arrangements. This applies to any sensitive

information that you give to us such as details of any disabilities,

or dietary/religious requirements. If, however, we cannot pass this

information to the relevant suppliers, whether in the EEA or not, we

cannot accept your booking. In making a booking, you consent to this

information being passed on to the relevant persons. Please note that

where information is also held by your travel agent, this is subject to

your agents own data protection policy. You are entitled to a copy of

your information held by us. If you would like to see this please contact

the Company during normal working hours.

(b) The information you are required to provide may include debit/

credit card details. As set out above, we take full responsibility for

ensuring that proper security measures are in place to protect this

information. In accordance with applicable legal, regulatory and

business requirements this information will be securely deleted

as soon as it is no longer required. However, it is necessary for the

Company to retain your debit/credit card details for a reasonable

period of time after the conclusion of you holiday, and you consent

to such retention, in the event that any costs referred to in clause

5(j) above are incurred and you fail to settle these directly with the


supplier, in order that the Company can debit your card for the

relevant amount. This will be reviewed on a regular basis to ensure

that the information is not kept longer than is strictly necessary for the

purposes set out above.

10. ILLNESS AND DISABILITY

If you or any member of your party suffer from a disability or other

medical condition please tell us before you book. Abercrombie &

Kent is happy to give you advice and to try to assist you in choosing

a holiday that will meet your requirements. However, most of our

holidays are in destinations which are off the beaten track and lack

even the simplest facilities for disabled guests such as ramps for

wheelchairs, lifts and so on. Many of our holidays require a fair degree

of physical fitness. Medical facilities may not be readily available. In

order to assist you we must be provided prior to booking with full

written details regarding your medical condition and any special

requirements which result from this. An appropriate medical form

will be sent to you for this purpose. Air travel can cause problems for

some people with circulatory or bronchial problems, such as deep

vein thrombosis. It is inadvisable for anyone with high blood pressure

or respiratory problems to visit high altitudes. You should consult

your doctor for advice before you book and in good time before your

departure.

11. IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM

(a) If you are unhappy with any aspect of the Company's arrangements

while you are on holiday, you must address your complaint immediately

to the Company's local representative (or, if none, to the Company

by contacting the Duty Manager on +44 207 998 4141) and to the

management of the hotel or other supplier whose services are involved.

They will do their best to rectify the situation. It is unreasonable to

take no action whilst on holiday, but then to write a letter of complaint

upon return. If the problem cannot be resolved locally and you wish to

complain, full details must be sent to the Company in writing to arrive

within 30 days of your return. We will do our best to investigate and

reply to you within 28 days of receipt of your letter. Failure to take either

of these steps will deny the Company the opportunity to resolve the

problem immediately and/or investigate it properly. In consequence,

this may affect your rights under this contract.

(b) In the rare event of a dispute which cannot be amicably settled,

you may (if you wish) use ABTA’s approved Alternative Dispute

Resolution (ADR) scheme, available through www.abta.com which,

though devised by arrangement with the Association of British

Travel Agents, is administered quite independently by the Centre for

Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR). The scheme (details of which

will be supplied on request) provides for a simple and inexpensive

method of arbitration on documents alone, with restricted liability

on holidaymakers in respect of costs. The scheme does not apply

to claims for an amount greater than £5,000 per person or £25,000

per party, neither does it apply to claims which are solely or mainly

in respect of physical injury, illness, nervous shock, death or their

consequences. The scheme can, however, deal with compensation

claims which include an element of minor injury or illness subject to

a limit of £1,500 on the amount the arbitrator can award per person in

respect of this element. Application for arbitration under this scheme

must be made within 18 months of the date of return from the holiday,

otherwise it will only be available if we agree, but the ABTA Code does

not require such agreement from us. For injury and illness claims, you

can request the ABTA Mediation Procedure and we have the option to

agree to mediation.

12. GOVERNING LAW

This contract and any matters arising from it are governed by the laws

of England and Wales and are subject to the jurisdiction of the Courts

of England and Wales.

13. DESCRIPTIONS

Every effort is made to ensure that the details, description and prices

contained in company literature are correct, based on inspections, and

information passed to the Company by its suppliers. However, changes

do occur, sometimes at short notice and therefore the Company

will advise you at the time of booking, or if after booking as soon as

possible of any such changes to our published information. It is not

always possible for the Company to control all elements of the holiday

whereby advertised facilities can sometimes become unavailable at

short notice due to inclement weather conditions, lack of demand,

emergency repair works etc.

14. FINANCIAL PROTECTION

We provide financial security for flight-inclusive packages and ATOL

protected flights by way of our Air Travel Organiser’s Licence number

2881, issued by the Civil Aviation Authority, Gatwick Airport South,

West Sussex, RH6 0YR, UK, telephone 0333 103 6350, email: claims@

caa.co.uk.

When you buy an ATOL protected product from us you will receive an

ATOL Certificate. This lists what is financially protected, where you

can get information on what this means for you and who to contact

if things go wrong. For further information, visit the ATOL website

at www.atol.org.uk. The price of our flight inclusive arrangements

includes the amount of £2.50 per person as part of the ATOL

Protection Contribution (APC) we pay to the CAA. This charge is

included in our advertised prices. Not all holiday or travel services

offered and sold by us will be protected by the ATOL Scheme. ATOL

protection extends primarily to customers who book and pay in the

United Kingdom and European Economic Area (EEA).

We, or the suppliers identified on your ATOL Certificate, will provide

you with the services listed on the ATOL Certificate (or a suitable

alternative). In some cases, where neither we nor the supplier are able

to do so for reasons of insolvency, an alternative ATOL holder may

provide you with the services you have bought (at no extra cost to you).

You agree to accept that in those circumstances the alternative ATOL

holder will perform those obligations and you agree to pay any money

outstanding to be paid by you under your contract to that alternative

ATOL holder. However, you also agree that in some cases it will not be

possible to appoint an alternative ATOL holder, in which case you will

be entitled to make a claim under the ATOL Scheme (or your credit

card issuer where applicable).

If we, or the suppliers identified on your ATOL certificate, are unable

to provide the services listed (or a suitable alternative, through an

alternative ATOL holder or otherwise) for reasons of insolvency, the

Trustees of the Air Travel Trust may make a payment to (or confer

a benefit on) you under the ATOL scheme. You agree that in return

for such a payment or benefit you assign absolutely to those Trustees

any claims which you have or may have arising out of or relating to

the non-provision of the services, including any claim against us, the

travel agent (or your credit card issuer where applicable). You also

agree that any such claims may be re-assigned to another body, if that

other body has paid sums you have claimed under the ATOL scheme.

When you buy a package holiday that doesn’t include a flight,

protection is provided by way of a bond held by ABTA Ltd, The Travel

Association 30 Park Street London SE1 9EQ www.abta.co.uk.

Abercrombie & Kent is a member of ABTA (number V6398) and

holds an ATOL Licence (number 2881) issued by the Civil Aviation

Authority. We are obliged to maintain a high standard of service to you

by ABTA's Code of Conduct. For further information about ABTA,

The Code of Conduct and the arbitration scheme available to you, or if

you have a complaint, contact ABTA, 30 Park Street, London SE1 9EQ.

Tel: 0203 117 0500 or www.abta.com. For further information, visit

www.abta.com.

15. PROMPT ASSISTANCE

If, whilst you are on holiday, you find yourself in difficulty for any

reason, we will offer you such prompt assistance as is appropriate in

the circumstances. In particular, we will provide you with appropriate

information on health services, local authorities and consular

assistance, and assistance with distance communications and finding

alternative travel arrangements. Where you require assistance which

is not owing to any failure by us, our employees or sub-contractors, we

will not be liable for the costs of any alternative travel arrangements

or other such assistance you require. Any supplier, airline or other

transport supplier may however pay for or provide refreshments and/

or appropriate accommodation and you should make a claim directly

to them. Subject to the other terms of these Booking Conditions, we

will not be liable for any costs, fees or charges you incur in the above

circumstances, if you fail to obtain our prior authorisation before

making your own travel arrangements. Furthermore, we reserve

the right to charge you a fee for our assistance in the event that the

difficulty is caused intentionally by you or a member of your party, or

otherwise through your or your party’s negligence.

16. FORCE MAJEURE

Except where otherwise expressly stated in these Booking Conditions

we will not be liable or pay you compensation if our contractual

obligations to you are affected by “Force Majeure”. For the purposes

of these Booking Conditions, Force Majeure means any event beyond

our or our supplier’s control, the consequences of which could not have

been avoided even if all reasonable measures had been taken. Examples

include warfare and acts of terrorism (and threat thereof), civil strife,

significant risks to human health such as pandemics, epidemics or the

outbreak of serious disease at the travel destination or natural disasters

such as floods, earthquakes or weather conditions which make it

impossible to travel safely to the travel destination or remain at the

travel destination, the act of any government or other national or local

authority including port or river authorities, industrial dispute, labour

strikes, lock closure, natural or nuclear disaster, fire, chemical or

biological disaster, unavoidable technical problems with transport and

all similar events outside our or the supplier concerned’ control.

Brexit Implications: please note that certain travel arrangements may

be affected as a result of the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the

European Union. This could include an unavailability of certain flight

routes, access to certain ports and airports and changes to the visa

requirements of British citizens travelling to, within or through the EU.

Please rest assured that this is something we will continue to monitor

and will advise our customers as soon as possible if we become aware

of any confirmed bookings that will be affected. However, since this is

something which is completely unprecedented and outside our control,

we would treat any such changes as Force Majeure, and whilst we will

endeavour to provide suitable alternative arrangements or refunds

where possible, we will not be liable to pay you any compensation.

17. COVID-19 ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Guest must sign an acknowledgement attesting to their fitness to

travel and agreeing to comply with all health protocols as directed by

Abercrombie & Kent staff during their journey. Guest may not travel if

they test positive for COVID-19 during the 14 days prior to departure;

standard cancellation terms will apply. Guest must maintain adequate

physical distancing and frequently wash or sanitize hands during their

journey. Masks are required in vehicles, indoor spaces, any outdoor

spaces where physical distancing is not possible and in accordance

with local regulations. Noncompliance with these measures will result

in not being able to continue on the journey. Guest voluntarily assumes

all risks and related expenses in the event that they or any member of

their travelling party require testing, quarantine or become infected

with COVID-19.

18. PHOTOGRAPHY DURING TRAVEL

The Company reserves the right to take photographs during the

operation of any programme or part thereof and to use them for

promotional purposes. By booking a programme with the Company,

guests agree to allow their images to be used in such photographs.

Guests who prefer that their images not be used are asked to

identify themselves to their Tour Director at the beginning of their

programme.

19. CHILD POLICY

The minimum age is 10 years old unless noted on the itinerary and all

children under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Minimum age

is 7 years old for Luxury Expedition Cruise Journeys. Some activities

contained within an itinerary may have a different age restriction

than the overall minimum age requirement. Details will be provided

at the time of booking. The Company reserves the right to marginally

exceed the published maximum group size on Family journeys to

accommodate a family.

The parent or guardian travelling alone with a child is recommended

to carry documentation that proves their relationship to the child

(e.g., birth certificate) and evidence that they have permission to travel

with the child (e.g., consent letter). Guests travelling with children

who are not related are recommended to carry documentation which

provides evidence they have permission to travel with the child. Guests

are advised to check with the appropriate government authority to

determine the necessary documents required for travel with children.

Abercrombie & Kent cannot be held responsible should the guest, child

or any member of the travelling party be denied entry to a country due

to non-compliance with a country’s requirements.

WHAT YOUR HOLIDAY PRICE INCLUDES

• All accommodation, meals and fully guided sightseeing (including

park and entrance fees) as noted in the itinerary

• Airport transfers to/from hotel/ship in the first/last published city

regardless of day of arrival and departure (for Luxury Expedition

Cruises, transfers may be shared and included on start/end dates

only)

• Services of Abercrombie & Kent Tour Director or appropriate Guide

on extensions

• Coffee/tea/soft drinks/water at included meals; local wine and beer at

welcome and farewell dinners

• Hotel taxes

• Gratuities throughout, except to the Tour Director/Extension guide/

safari driver-guides

Luxury Small Group Journeys/Wings Over the World Additional

Inclusions

Abercrombie & Kent’s Travelling Bell Boy Service is provided;

however, because of security regulations, this service may be limited

at airports, rail stations and points of embarkation for cruises.

Abercrombie & Kent‘s Traveller’s Valet includes laundry service for

five (5) pieces on journeys of 10 days or less and eight (8) pieces on

journeys over 10 days (except Mount Kilimanjaro and Galapagos

programmes and extensions). Dry cleaning is not included.

Expedition Cruises Additional Inclusions

Complimentary standard bar drinks, beer, house wine, soft drinks,

coffee, juices and bottled water (excluding premium wines and

Champagnes) while on board; complimentary local beer and wine

for included meals on shore; complimentary room service on board;

all shore excursions and full lecture programme while on board;

services of an Abercrombie & Kent Expedition Staff and local guides;

gratuities for the ship’s crew and Abercrombie & Kent Expedition Staff,

a complimentary expedition parka and backpack provided on board;

and a post-cruise expedition logbook.

Africa Journeys Additional Inclusions

Medical evacuation service, when available, including air

transportation to medical care facilities, is included within Kenya,

Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe. For Climb Kilimanjaro:

Summiting the Machame Route programme participants, medical

evacuation is included from the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro to Nairobi.

Hospitalisation and medical expenses are at an additional cost.

YOUR HOLIDAY PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

• International Flights (to the journey starting point and from the

ending point) are not included in programme pricing – where flights

are included (as specified in the itinerary) they will be economy class

air travel unless otherwise specified and will be 100% non-refundable

at the time of final payment. (World Traveller Plus, Business and First

Class travel supplements available).

• United Kingdom Passenger Duty - Included where levied in

connection with flights booked by Abercrombie & Kent

• Free Baggage Allowance - Full details will be supplied with your

itinerary. Normally on Intercontinental flights, Economy Class

passengers are allowed 20kg of luggage, 30kg per person in Business

Class and 40kg per person in First Class

• Normal Local Flight Baggage Restrictions - Some of our

arrangements utilise local domestic airlines and charter flights

operating small aircraft with restrictions on baggage allowance. Full

details will be supplied with your itinerary

• Passport or Visa costs, Porterage & Holiday Insurance

• Overseas Departure Taxes - Where these are levied and payable

locally by the client

• Sightseeing Tours - Except where specified in the itinerary

• Personal Expenditure - On such items as drinks, laundry, room

service, telephone calls etc., and any related tax and service charge

• Excess baggage charges

• Gratuities to the Abercrombie & Kent Tour Director/Extension

guide/safari driver-guides

• Meals other than those specified in the itinerary

• Beverages other than those noted in inclusions above

• Sightseeing not included in the published itinerary

• Optional activities (which are subject to availability)

• Government Levies or Taxes - Any Government levies or taxes

introduced after the publication of company literature

• Communication Charge, internet access

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W I N G S O V E R T H E W O R L D

Unique luxury journeys made possible by private air

Only Wings Over the World journeys combine A&K’s timeless luxury small-group travel experience with the

time-saving convenience of privately chartered flights, so you see and do more than you ever thought possible on

a single itinerary. Our Wings Over the World portfolio for 2022 features nine spectacular luxury adventures

by private air with an average limit of just 14 guests per journey.

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NEW!

WINGS OVER NEW ZEALAND

11 days from £26,310 | 16–26 Oct, 2–12 Nov, 2022

Auckland | Hawke’s Bay | Dunedin | Queenstown

Discover the epic beauty of New Zealand on a fascinating luxury adventure that

reveals cultural and natural splendours on both of its unique islands, enjoying amazing

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N E W

Z E A L A N D

Queenstown

Auckland

Dunedin

Stewart Island

Hawke’s

Bay

ARRIVE/DEPART

AIR

C H I L E

B R A Z I L

São Paulo

Iguazú Falls

Mendoza

Buenos Aires

WINGS OVER ARGENTINA,CHILE & BRAZIL

12 days from £26,310 | 11–22 Oct, 11–22 Nov, 2021; 7–18 Jan, 6–17 Feb,

29 Sep–10 Oct, 29 Oct–9 Nov, 2022

Buenos Aires | Puerto Natales | Torres del Paine National Park | Mendoza

Iguazú Falls | São Paulo

Explore three vibrant nations, experiencing their people, cultures and culinary

treasures first-hand, including fine wines, on an active, immersive journey that explores

Mendoza’s winelands, Patagonia’s epic landscapes and stunning Iguazú Falls, all made

possible by private chartered flights that dissolve the distances between destinations.

A R G E N T I N A

Torres

del Paine

National

Park

Puerto Natales

ARRIVE/DEPART

AIR

ROAD

WINGS OVER THE MEDITERRANEAN

13 days from £22,555 | 14–26 Sep, 2021; 14–26 Jun, 6–18 Sep, 2022

Lisbon | Barcelona | Naples | Amalfi Coast | Dubrovnik

Experience ancient and modern wonders throughout the Mediterranean, from

the art and history of Portugal and Spain to the seaside charms and delights of the

Amalfi Coast, and sojourn on a three-night stay in scenic Dubrovnik.

PORTUGAL

Lisbon Barcelona

S P A I N

ARRIVE/DEPART

AIR

CROATIA

Dubrovnik

I T A L Y

Sorrento

(via Naples)

Amalfi

Coast

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I C E L A N D

Reykjavík

South Iceland

St. Petersburg

WINGS OVER NORTHERN EUROPE

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London | Reykjavík | South Iceland | Berlin | St. Petersburg

Discover historic, cultural and natural splendours across England, Iceland, Germany

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you visit a private farm that raises Icelandic horses, and enjoy special early entry to

the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg.

E N G L A N D

London

Potsdam

Berlin

G E R M A N Y

RUSSIA

ARRIVE/DEPART

AIR

ROAD

Istanbul

WINGS OVER GREECE & TURKEY

12 days from £24,810 | 6–17 Sep, 2021; 9–20 May, 5–16 Sep, 2022

Athens | Crete | Ephesus | Cappadocia | Istanbul

Embrace the historic and cultural riches of the ancient world, from the glories of

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Cappadocia, flying by private chartered air around this fascinating region, and

walking historic paths to experience the local life of yesterday and today, up close.

GREECE

Athens

Heraklion

Cappadocia

Ephesus (via Izmir)

T U R K E Y

ARRIVE/DEPART

AIR

S P A I N

Seville

Córdoba

Granada

WINGS OVER SPAIN & MOROCCO

13 days from £25,185 | 4–16 Oct, 2021; 1–13 Mar, 4–16 Oct, 2022

Granada | Fez | Volubilis | Sahara Desert | Marrakech | Seville | Córdoba

Encounter two countries forever linked to the Moorish culture, flying between

destinations via exclusive chartered flights to discover how the Moors shaped the

region’s iconic architecture and incredible cuisine on a luxury journey that features

several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, a stay at A&K’s Exclusive Desert Tented

Camp, and a private flamenco performance at a palace in Seville.

Volubilis

Meknes

M O R O C C O

Marrakech

Fez

A&K Exclusive

Desert Tented Camp

Erfoud

(via Er-Rachida Moulay Ali Cherif)

ARRIVE/DEPART

AIR

ROAD

RAIL

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Cairo

Tel Aviv Jerusalem

Bethlehem

Dead Sea

I S R A E L

Masada

Petra

J O R D A N

Aqaba

Wadi Rum

WINGS OVER ISRAEL, JORDAN & EGYPT

13 days from £29,320 | 11–23 Sep, 9–21 Oct, 30 Oct–11 Nov, 2021; 6–18 Feb,

20 Feb–4 Mar, 13–25 Mar (SOLD OUT), 11–23 Sep, 23 Oct–4 Nov, 2022

Jerusalem | Petra | Wadi Rum | Abu Simbel | Aswan | Luxor | Cairo

Explore three classic Middle East destinations in less than two weeks thanks to the

flexibility and convenience of privately chartered air, journeying from Jerusalem,

Bethlehem and Masada to Petra and Wadi Rum, and onward to set foot inside the tomb of

King Tutankhamun, touch the paws of the Sphinx and cruise for four nights along the Nile.

E G Y P T

Luxor

Esna

Kom Ombo

Aswan

Abu Simbel

ARRIVE/DEPART

AIR

ROAD

CRUISE

K E N Y A

Laikipia

Plateau

WINGS OVER EAST AFRICA

12 days from £24,810 | 2–13 Oct, 2021; 10–21 Sep, 2022

Nairobi | Laikipia Plateau | Masai Mara Game Reserve | Serengeti National Park

Ngorongoro Crater

On a seamless journey across iconic safari country by privately chartered air,

observe the famed Big Five along with countless other wild species and meet the

nomadic Maasai people while exploring the finest wildlife reserves in East Africa,

including Masai Mara Game Reserve and Serengeti National Park.

Nairobi

Masai Mara

Game Reserve

Serengeti

National Park

Ngorongoro

Crater

ARRIVE/DEPART

AIR

ROAD

Lake Manyara

T A N Z A N I A

Z A M B I A Livingstone

Okavango Delta

ZIMBABWE

N A M I B I A

Windhoek Maun

B O T S W A N A

WINGS OVER SOUTHERN AFRICA

14 days from £28,570 | 2–15 Sep, 2021; 10–23 May, 13–26 Sept, 2022

Johannesburg | Livingstone | Okavango Delta | Sossusvlei | Cape Town

Experience mighty Victoria Falls, the wildlife-rich Okavango Delta and the towering

dunes of Sossusvlei, as well as cosmopolitan Cape Town, on one amazing adventure.

Sossusvlei

Cape Town

Johannesburg

SOUTH AFRICA

ARRIVE/DEPART

AIR

Book now to reserve your place on these extraordinary journeys.

Contact your travel professional or call A&K on 01242 547 892

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FROM

# OF

DAYS

DEPARTURE MONTHS

Africa Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

The Great Migration Safari in Style 20 £12,775 14 • • • • • • • • •

Kenya & Tanzania Wildlife Safari 24 £7,510 12 • • • • • • • • • • •

Wings Over East Africa 28 £24,810 12 •

Botswana Safari in Style 32 £7,855 10 • • • • • • • • • • • •

South Africa & Victoria Falls 36 £8,385 9 • • • • • • • • • • •

Southern Africa Safari by River & Rail 40 £12,615 12 • • • • • • • •

North Africa & Middle East Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Egypt & the Nile 44 £6,525 10 • • • • • • • • •

Petra to the Pyramids & a Nile Yacht Cruise 48 £9,710 13 • • • • • • • •

Splendours of Morocco 52 £6,010 12 • • • • • • • • • • •

Jordan & Israel: Ancient Wonders 56 £7,890 14 • • • • • • • •

Asia, India & the Pacific Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Images of Indochina & Angkor Wat 60 £6,990 13 • • • • • • • •

Cruising the Mekong: Siam, Saigon & Angkor Wat 64 £6,460 12 • • • • • •

China & the Yangtze 68 £5,900 13 • • • • • • • • •

Classic Japan 72 £9,020 9 • • • • • •

Taj Mahal & the Treasures of India 76 £7,705 14 • • • • • • •

Australia & New Zealand: The Lands

Down Under

80 £14,770 17 • • • • • • •

NEW! Wings Over New Zealand 84 £26,310 11 • •

Latin America Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Peru: Machu Picchu & the Sacred Valley 88 £5,105 8 • • • • • • • • • • • •

Wonders of the Galápagos & Machu Picchu 92 £10,895 12 • • • • • • • • •

Patagonia: The Last Wilderness 96 £8,500 10 • • • • • •

Europe Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Splendours of Budapest, Vienna & Prague 102 £6,310 10 • • • • • •

To reserve your space on these select 2022 Luxury Small Group Journeys now, call 01242 547 892 or

speak to your travel professional. For details on other upcoming 2022 journeys, visit abercrombiekent.co.uk

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NEW FLIGHT OFFER & SOLO SAVINGS

Celebrate this festive season in Antarctica

Save up to £8,945 per stateroom on an all-inclusive, exclusively chartered Luxury Expedition Cruise to the magical ‘White Continent’,

led by A&K’s award-winning expedition team.

Antarctica, South Georgia & the

Falkland Islands: Holiday Voyage

18 days | 20 Dec, 2021–6 Jan, 2022 | From £16,580 (was £19,830)

NEW: Single supplement from £7,165 (was £14,330)

Antarctica, South Georgia & the

Falkland Islands: Photography & Exploration

18 days | 4–21 Jan, 2022 | From £16,985 (was £20,240)

NEW: Single supplement from £7,315 (was £14,635)

SPECIAL OFFER

Receive complimentary economy flights – speak to an A&K travel specialist for details.

Offer valid on new bookings only. Complimentary economy flights offer is combinable with single supplement offer.

Complimentary economy flights will appear as a discount off the cruise on the traveller’s invoice. Offer subject to

availability and may be withrawn at any time. Other restrictions may apply.

See our 2022–23 Luxury Expedition

Cruises on our website and and in

our brochure.

To book your journey, contact Abercrombie & Kent or speak to your travel professional.

01242 547 892 Monday-Friday 9.00–17.30 | info@abercrombiekent.co.uk | abercrombiekent.co.uk

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