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From the first conversation we had with A&K, we were assured that

our experience would be special, and we were not disappointed. We

especially liked that each destination had an A&K office with local staff

on the ground. There were so many touches that we loved, such as the

guides assisting with hotel and airport check-ins, and the cool towels

and ice water available in the car whenever we were returning from

touring. We enjoyed every moment of our celebratory trip, and we’re

already planning our next holiday with A&K

Mrs C, 2019


“Adventure by day, luxury by night”

Dear traveller,

I’m pleased to say that 2022 marks Abercrombie & Kent’s diamond anniversary.

Although the world has changed much since I founded the company 60 years ago,

there is one thing that has stayed the same: a pioneering spirit remains at the heart

of what we do.

For our clients, we continue to find fresh ways to combine adventure and luxury.

This year, notable additions to our portfolio include a flurry of new Ultra Luxury

experiences – designed to elevate your holiday to another level – as well as holidays

to the fascinating, lesser-visited kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

As ever, all the ideas within this brochure are intended first and foremost as inspiration,

because there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to travel. This is a lesson I learnt from

my very first clients in 1962, a discerning Texan couple keen to experience the ultimate

African safari, and tailor-made travel has remained our passion ever since.

Today, A&K is a global travel company with 55 offices worldwide, offering a level of

service and access with which no other operator can compete. Whether you wish to

dine like a sultan at the Pyramids of Giza, sip saké in Kyoto’s age-old breweries, or gain

an eagle’s-eye view of the Masai Mara, we promise your journey will be unforgettable.

So, as you flick through these pages, I implore you to let your imagination run wild.

When you’re ready for us to start building your dream itinerary, or should you need

a little more inspiration, our travel specialists are here to help – as they have been

for 60 proud years.

With best regards,

Geoffrey Kent

CEO, Founder & Co-Chairman

Abercrombie & Kent

Follow @geoffrey_kent on Instagram

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Contents

INTRODUCTION

Letter from Geoffrey Kent .............................................. 3

The A&K difference ......................................................... 6

Our people................................................. ....................... 8

How to tailor-make with A&K ....................................10

Ultra luxury ....................................................................12

Holiday types .................................................................14

LATIN AMERICA

Peru .................................................................................62

Ecuador & the Galápagos .............................................64

Chile ................................................................................66

Argentina ........................................................................68

Brazil ...............................................................................70

Costa Rica .......................................................................72

AFRICA

South Africa ...................................................................18

Botswana.........................................................................22

Tanzania ..........................................................................24

Kenya ...............................................................................26

Rwanda & Uganda .........................................................30

Namibia ..........................................................................32

SOUTH-EAST ASIA & THE FAR EAST

South-East Asia ..............................................................36

Japan ................................................................................40

China ...............................................................................44

NORTH AMERICA

California ........................................................................76

The South West ..............................................................78

Alaska .............................................................................80

Western Canada .............................................................82

NORTH AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST

Egypt ...............................................................................86

Jordan ..............................................................................90

Israel ................................................................................92

Morocco ..........................................................................94

Saudi Arabia ...................................................................96

AUSTRALASIA

Australia ..........................................................................48

New Zealand ..................................................................50

INDIAN SUBCONTINENT

India ................................................................................54

Sri Lanka .........................................................................58

EUROPE

Italy ............................................................................... 100

France ........................................................................... 104

Russia ........................................................................... 106

Iceland .......................................................................... 108

FURTHER INFORMATION

Terms & conditions .................................................... 110

Weather ........................................................................ 114

A&K Philanthropy ..................................................... 115

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The A&K difference

A&K is the world’s leading luxury travel company. With 60 years of

experience, more than 55 offices around the world, and a renowned network

of connections, only A&K can take you to the heart of a destination with the

privilege of authentic, local access

RECOGNITION

A&K’s service and reputation are tested every day

by the most discerning critics: our clients. Time and

again, we pass with flying colours. Travellers who

choose A&K often write to tell us they’re now too

spoiled to travel with anyone else. Among our peers,

we are consistently recognised as the gold standard

for luxury travel.

During the pandemic, we have been hailed by Which?

as a company that looks after your interests, even

in difficult times. We are among a handful of tour

operators given the ‘green light’ by the consumer

champion on its Holiday Checker tool, a designation

exclusively reserved for companies with which ‘your

money is safe, refunds are processed quickly and in

full, and you have freedom to change your booking for

almost any reason – often close to your departure date’.

ACCESS & AUTHENTICITY

Thanks to our globe-spanning access, A&K works

tirelessly to provide adventures that you won’t be

able to experience with any other tour provider.

Underlying each tailor-made holiday is the most

robust tour operator support network in the

travel industry – more than 55 offices in over

30 countries worldwide, all upholding the same

impeccable standards.

At A&K, we forge lasting, one-on-one relationships

with the people who know your destination best,

from craftspeople and chiefs to experts in local art

and history. Our connections allow us to open doors

to private palaces, arrange out-of-hours tours of

museums and galleries, and take you beyond the

barrier time and time again.

BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE

A&K’s ‘Book with Confidence’ policy is designed to

give you total peace of mind. It guarantees that any

travel plans you make with us will be flexible, secure

and fully supported.

• We are a global brand with a

global network

• Strict health and hygiene

guidelines

• ABTA bonded, ATOL

protected & CAA approved

trust account

• 24/7 emergency support

BY TRAVELLERS, FOR TRAVELLERS

It’s been six decades since Geoffrey Kent guided his

first tour in the Kenyan bush. Since then, A&K has

grown into a family of more than 2,500 luxury travel

specialists devoted to offering an award-winning

combination of exclusivity, comfort and authenticity

on all seven continents.

Some 60 years after our first pioneering safari in

Africa in 1962, we’re still at the forefront of the travel

industry: setting the standard for adventurous, luxury

holidays. Whether you want to witness the circle of

life on safari, explore with a small bubble of likeminded

travellers, cruise to the farthest reaches of

our planet, enjoy a tailor-made adventure, or relax in

five-star style, A&K is here, ready and waiting to assist

you in exploring our wonderful world.

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Our people

Whether you’re taking a tailor-made tour to watch the Great Migration in Kenya, or to cruise

across Japan’s Inland Sea, our team of experts will lead you to your dream destination

ON THE PHONE

ON THE GROUND

Experiences pioneer

Chris Hamlin

Cheltenham

Seven years at A&K

A connoisseur of off-the-beatentrack

travel, Chris is keen to

share his journeys from Lake

Tanganyika and the Mahale

Mountains to the wilds of Ethiopia

Chinese curator

Gerald Hatherly

China

35 years at A&K

Legendary specialist Gerald says

“you’re never too old to learn” and is

always keen to share his knowledge of

the customs and traditions of China

Paradise seeker

Elizabeth Patch

Cheltenham & London

9 years at A&K

Anguilla-born Elizabeth left

home and headed to seek

the hidden gems of India,

Asia, and Australia. She now

inspires her clients to follow

in her footsteps

Etiquette expert

Hatsuko Tsujimura

Japan

3 years at A&K

Osaka-born Hatsuko’s

passion for the history

and culture of Japan,

especially Seto Inland

Sea, shines through for

her clients

Mindful traveller

Sarah Tallents

Cheltenham

14 years at A&K

Family travel specialist

Sarah has explored from

the dunes in Sharqiya

Sands to the backstreets

of Marrakech, and is

always on the lookout for

dream destinations

Peruvian passion

Rodrigo Custodio

Peru

11 years at A&K

Celebrating his silver anniversary in

tourism, Rodrigo is our man in Peru with

extensive knowledge of the road less

travelled and a passion for conservation

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Our 12 featured specialists are the tip of the A&K iceberg, made up of over 2,500 people in more than

55 offices worldwide, who work tirelessly to ensure you enjoy the ultimate travel experience.

Local knowledge, the best connections, and insider access to hidden gems allow our guides

to take you on a journey of discovery into the heart and soul of each country.

Our global family will hold your hand every step of the way, whether it’s ticking off the Big Five,

floating in the Dead Sea, or hiking to the Sun Gate at Machu Picchu.

GUIDING YOU

HOSTING YOU

Original adventurer

Anshuman Tripathi

India

20 years at A&K

Adrenaline junkie Anshuman,

known as ‘Indie’, is renowned

for his trekking trips, wildlife

expeditions, and tours of the

famed Golden Triangle and

around Rajasthan

Eco-warrior

Joseph Ole Koyie

Sanctuary Olonana, Kenya

10 years at A&K

Award-winning eco-warrior Joseph, raised in the

corridors of the Mara, likes nothing better than

sharing his tales of the Great Migration with clients

Safari specialist

Richard Visser

South Africa

Seven years at A&K

Safari guide Richard loves

to share his passion for the

great outdoors with tours

from Kruger to Cape Town

Thai master

Sumet Sumpachanyanont

Sanctuary Ananda,

Myanmar

Seven years at A&K

Thai celebrity chef Sumet

knows how to tantalise the

taste buds with his beautifully

presented fusion of flavours

Culture connoisseur

Francesca Milano

Italy

Seven years at A&K

Language graduate and

sommelier Francesca is

passionate about sharing food

and wine from her beloved

country as she guides tours

from Puglia across Europe

Game changer

Paul Bauer

Sub-Saharan Africa

11 years at A&K

Regional managing director

and Jo’burg native Paul has

been in luxury travel for

20 years. He is dedicated

to delivering life-changing

experiences for each guest

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How to tailor-make

with A&K

From dreaming to booking, planning a holiday is a journey, an adventure dictated by your

wants and needs. Look on this brochure as a mood board, a place for inspiration whether

you know exactly where you’d like to go or even if all you know is that you just want to go

somewhere. The destinations, hotels and experiences featured in the following pages are the

tip of the iceberg – a selection of the places we take our clients and a glimpse of the plethora

of experiences awaiting travellers in each location.

Each holiday we design is bespoke, a one-of-a-kind, so for each country featured, you’ll see

a snapshot of several component parts of a holiday (hotel and attractions) and a proposed

way to combine these elements but, of course, there are myriad ways to piece a holiday

together. That’s where our travel specialists come in. Read on to start your journey.

N OT TO B E M I S S E D

Paris and the Eiffel Tower. Siem Reap and

Angkor Wat. Cairo and the Giza Plateau.

From bucket-list landmarks to lesser-known

must-sees, this section spotlights the unmissable:

each country’s quintessential sites and sights.

O U R FAVO U R I T E


P L AC E S TO S TAY

A&K inspects hundreds of luxury properties

around the world, allowing us to incorporate only

the very best into your journey. From five-star

stunners to remote wilderness camps, we personally

ensure that every hotel reflects the authentic

character of your destination while meeting our

uncompromising standards of comfort and service.

S U G G E S T E D I T I N E R A R I E S

& T R AV E L E D I T S

As you browse this brochure, you’ll notice some

destinations feature full-length suggested itineraries,

while others include Travel Edits – these are our

mini-itineraries, offering you a taster of a destination.

Each has a theme attached, from arts and culture to

wildlife, making it easy to decide if an Edit is right

for you. They can be enjoyed on their own, combined

to form longer journeys, or added as extensions to

our full-length itineraries. With Travel Edits,

you’re the editor.

E X A M P L E E X P E R I E N C E S

Without knowing what activities are available,

trying to settle on a destination is tough. That’s why,

in each country, we’ve shined a light on a handful of

experiences to which A&K can access. Choose from

hands-on workshops to out-of-hours tours; from

fast-paced action to cultural immersion – there’s

something for everyone.

U LT R A LU X U RY

There is nothing off the shelf about an ultra-luxe

holiday with A&K. Perhaps you have an experience

or holiday in mind, but you’re unsure if it exists?

With our global network, little black book of contacts

and decades of experience, few requests are beyond

our reach.

Read more about our Ultra Luxury offering on

page 12, and look out for this Ultra Luxury symbol

throughout the brochure for inspiration.

A&K PHILANTHROPY

IN ACTION

Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy (AKP) is dedicated

to positively impacting lives and livelihoods,

conservation and enterprise development projects.

Look out for the AKP logo on destination pages – it

indicates an opportunity to visit an AKP programme

on your tailor-made holiday.

ACTIVE &

WELLNESS

WILDLIFE

ARTS &

CULTURE

FOOD &

DRINK

PHILANTHROPIC

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Ultra Luxury

A&K’s Ultra Luxury service is above and beyond what most travel companies can offer.

Using our little black book of contacts and decades of experience, we craft the ultimate itinerary

tailored to you. Expect behind-the-scenes experiences, the most exclusive accommodation,

VIP treatment as standard, chartered transport with all the luxuries, and a front-row seat

at one-off events. This is unparalleled travel – with the A&K factor.

PLACES TO STAY

Where you stay on holiday can shape your entire experience of a

destination. We only recommend the most exceptional lodgings in the

most extraordinary places. Your accommodation should be a sanctuary

in which to retreat, unwind and recuperate – ahead of a new day of

thrilling activities and adventurous excursions. To help pair you

with your dream holiday home-from-home, we’ve created a portfolio

of properties representing the height of luxury and exclusivity.

Our ultra-luxe range features luxurious private homes that can be

yours for a time; city apartments brimming with history;

lavish resort retreats; and ideally situated, utterly original hotels.

INSPIRING EXPEDITIONS

BY GEOFFREY KENT

Journeys of unrivalled exclusivity personally designed and

accompanied by A&K’s founder, Geoffrey Kent. Travelling by

private jet, explore far-flung, off-the-beaten-path destinations

with the company of a travel pioneer. Inspiring Expeditions feature

insider access to fascinating people and places, the finest

local experts, as well as stays in superlative accommodation –

such as an art-filled home on a private island or a spacious yurt

on the Mongolian steppe – hand-picked to immerse you

in the local culture.

PRIVATE JET

Enjoy flying as it is meant to be – not merely

as a means of travelling from A to B, but

as an essential part of what makes your

escape luxurious. When you travel with us

by chartered jet, you gain access to exotic

destinations out of reach for most major

airlines. As a result, our private jet itineraries

are full of awe-inspiring visits to the world’s

most remote corners. Enjoy personalised

onboard service, avoid long queues for

customs, and travel according to a schedule

designed to elevate your experience – rather

than one dictated by an airline’s convenience.

PRIVATE YACHTS

Explore the world safely and securely

aboard A&K’s private yacht charters. These

superyachts provide unprecedented access

to remote destinations. Enjoy traversing

overlooked nooks and hard-to-navigate

crannies during once-in-a-lifetime

expeditions. The yachts themselves feature the

best amenities and are staffed by exemplary

crews providing another tier of service.

Choose an A&K private yacht holiday

and benefit from bespoke itineraries, the

arrangement of exclusive permits, aviation

services and a world-class crew.

PRIVATE ISLANDS

Should you wish to elevate your

accommodation experience to a lofty level,

consider a private-island rental.

Take advantage of a location with no

neighbours, no prying eyes and no limits.

Private island hideaways mean that your

celebrations and breaks are secluded and

guarantee complete privacy. This is the height

of luxury, where you determine the what,

when and how. With options in the Maldives,

Indonesia and South-east Asia, you can eat,

sleep, relax at your own pace in complete

control of your sanctum.

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OUR ULTRA-LUXURY ‘STORIES’

Collaborations between our ultra-luxury

travel specialists and our discerning clients

or those in our little black book of contacts,

our ‘Stories’ are tales of adventures previously

curated by A&K and enjoyed by guests.

A source of inspiration, these stories could

be retold just for you, edited or entirely

rewritten to suit your narrative.

SACRED SPACES: ROME & THE VATICAN

Explore the divinely inspired spaces of the

‘Eternal City’, with exclusive access including an

after-hours tour of the Vatican, a private visit to the

Cabinet of Masks, and a chance to worship in St

Peter’s Basilica as guests of the Pope. Read more on

page 103.

PATAGONIA – PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE

This journey through the spectacular wilds of Patagonia includes

a visit to the Valdes Peninsula accompanied by contributors to

BBC’s Blue Planet, and an asado experience courtesy of

famous Argentine chef, Francis Mallmann.

THE JAPANESE ART OF WELLNESS

Uncover Japan’s wellness secrets as you sail aboard a boutique

floating hotel, experience forest bathing, soak in authentic hot-spring

baths and seek Okinawa’s elixir of youth. Read more on page 42.

GASTRONOMIC TOUR OF THE WESTERN CAPE

See (and taste) why South Africa’s Western Cape is a

gourmand’s dream. Sample from Leeu Estates’ award-winning wine

collection, enjoy safari with a side of fine dining at newly opened

Tswalu Kalahari, and much more. Read more on page 21.

© MATIAS REBAK

PAWPRINTS OF THE LION KING

Embark on the ultimate Lion Kinginspired

family safari, featuring Big Cat

zoologist Jonathan Scott, sundowners on

‘Pride Rock’ and a cinema screening in the

African bush. Read more on page 29.

A JOURNEY TO WELLNESS WITH ROSS CAMPBELL

Embark on a transformational holiday with wellness guru Ross Campbell,

hosted in a private retreat. Your programme is expertly tailored to the

mental, physical and spiritual needs of you and your companions.

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Other ways to travel

with A&K

LUXURY EXPEDITION CRUISES

2021 marked 30 years of our exploration by sea – an unbeatable

track record. Backed by all our experience, our all-inclusive polar

expeditions and immersive cultural cruises are expertly crafted by a

peerless, award-winning expedition team and set aboard exclusively

chartered all-balcony ships.

SAFARI

Geoffrey Kent invented the modern safari, and A&K’s awardwinning

safaris remain unmatched. As he writes in his memoir,

Safari: “Africa never fails. One day on safari is the great adventure

that will change the rest of an individual’s life”. Experience this

transformation with the tour operator named the best in the world

ten years in a row at the World Travel Awards.

VILLAS

A&K’s portfolio of European villas has been carefully curated by our

villa specialists and features properties of every size – from romantic

boltholes for two to impressive chateaux for multi-generational

celebrations. Stay in a beautiful home-from-home anywhere from

the Amalfi Coast to Corfu, and enjoy the five-star service provided

by our in-destination teams.

BEACH

Sea, sand, and sun: it’s the perfect formula for relaxation. Of course,

we ensure some luxurious extras. Our beach holidays to the Indian

Ocean and the Caribbean place you at gorgeous resorts just a

coconut kick from the sea. For somewhere closer to home, choose

our exquisite coastal retreats in Europe, from Algarve gems to

Cretan idylls.

ESCORTED TOURS

When it comes to inspiring travel, a small group makes a big

difference. Each of our Luxury Small Group Journeys comprises a

maximum of 18 guests, led by a resident tour director, and subject

to our enhanced health and safety protocols. They showcase A&K’s

unrivalled local access in destinations that call to the curious, with

an authenticity that no other company can match.

LUXURY YACHTS

A luxury yacht holiday with A&K promises freedom, privacy and

luxury on the open ocean. Moor up in exclusive marinas. Hop

between charming harbour towns. Explore hidden coves, dive spots

and archipelagos – all at your own pace. With A&K, your chartered

yacht is crewed by experienced staff, who will unobtrusively guide

you, tailoring excursions and experiences as you sail.

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FAMILY

You never forget the landmark moments in your child’s life. From

your baby dipping a toe in the blue sea or your toddler glimpsing

the white clouds from the window of a plane to your teenager

catching a wave, you’ll treasure these firsts forever. Begin their

journey of discovery with A&K luxury family holidays.

HONEYMOONS

What constitutes the perfect honeymoon is as individual and as

subjective as choosing a dress or deciding who makes the guest list.

Whatever you, as a couple, want from your super-personal, one-ina-lifetime

trip, the ideal is achievable. All you need to do is decide

what and where is right for you, as together, you celebrate this new

phase of your relationship.

WILDLIFE

Our luxury wildlife holidays whisk you away to some of the most

dramatic landscapes on Earth, where you’ll see nature at its most

captivating. From tigers in Ranthambore and leopards in Yala to

bears in British Columbia and orangutans in Borneo, explore the

splendour and surprises of the planet’s life with A&K experts and

guides by your side.

MULTI-CENTRE

Life’s too short to settle for anything else than the perfect itinerary.

If you can’t make up your mind or are seduced by the thought of

an array of destinations, opt for a multi-centre holiday with A&K.

A combination of countries can allow you to see the world in

new, extraordinary ways. No amalgam is too complex; allow your

imagination to take flight.

RAIL HOLIDAYS

There’s an old-fashioned, evocative romance that comes with

travelling by train. Our tailor-made rail holidays allow you to

experience life on-board a luxurious rail carriage, with plenty of

fascinating stops along the way. Enjoying all the comforts of an

elegant hotel on rails, you’ll have some of the world’s most stunning

scenery in full view from your cabin window.

FOOD & DRINK

It’s often said that to discover a place truly, you should first taste

its food. The cuisine of a country tells you much about its history,

culture, and people, and we’re big believers in sampling the local

delicacies of every place we visit. From private wine tours of

California’s best vineyards to noodle-making cookery classes in

Osaka, we can design a unique culinary holiday to suit your tastes.

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Africa

Culture, wildlife, and wide-open spaces: Africa has it all. Our tailor-made safaris allow you

to follow the Great Migration, experience the Namib desert, and cross the continent’s greatest

national parks. Track gorilla and chimpanzee through dense forest, and explore

the wilds of the Okavango Delta. Lend a hand to conservation projects, hit cosmopolitan

Cape Town, or kick back on white-sand beaches in Zanzibar. A&K is a child of Kenya,

and we want you to love Africa as much as we do

“We have travelled several times with A&K and always experienced

professional, prompt treatment when booking. I think what distinguishes

A&K most is their people on the ground in each destination; they are

always efficient and top quality. I would recommend them unreservedly”

Mrs M, 2 0 1 9

What this brochure presents is merely a snapshot of what A&K offers. For our full portfolio of

destinations, Travel Edits, itineraries, experiences, and accommodation, visit abercrombiekent.co.uk

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AFRICA

Masai Mara

Bwindi Impenetrable

National Park

Bwindi Community

Hospital

UGANDA

Kigali

✈ 10 hours

KENYA

Nairobi

✈ 8 hours 30 mins

Mount Kilimanjaro

Serengeti

National Park

TANZANIA

Dar es Salaam

✈ 10 hours

Okavango Delta

& Moremi Game

Reserve

Lower Zambezi

National Park

Chobe National Park

ZAMBIA

MOZAMBIQUE

Nyerere National

Park Tanzania

(Selous Game Reserve)

Skeleton

Coast

Victoria Falls

ZIMBABWE

Madikwe Game

Reserve

Kalahari Desert

NAMIBIA

BOTSWANA

Kruger National Park

Johannesburg

✈ 10 hours

SOUTH AFRICA

Eastern Cape

Cape Town

✈ 12 hours

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South

Africa

From the wild Kalahari to the lush KwaZulu-Natal;

the nomadic bush people to the cosmopolitan

Capetonians – South Africa is truly a land of diversity.

Its vineyards yield world-famous wines while its

coast sparkles. The spectacular wildlife that calls this

country home is ever-present and sensational

n o t t o b e m i s s e d

• Experience South Africa’s treasures from worldclass

wineries to awe-inspiring national parks and

wildlife reserves

• Gain firsthand insight into the cultural

melting pot of the ‘Rainbow Nation’

• Journey along the scenic Garden Route and

admire the southern peninsula’s floral kingdom

• Enjoy experiencing safari drives, bush walks,

and rewarding conservation projects

• Hear true tales of the Anglo-Zulu and

Boer Wars from master storytellers

e x a m p l e e x p e r i e n c e s

TREK UP TABLE MOUNTAIN

Hike with your private guide to the summit of Table Mountain,

marvel at the panoramic views over the Twelve Apostles,

then enjoy a scenic descent by cable car.

Half-day • Cape Town

WHALE-WATCHING TOUR

From July to November, go whale-watching off the coast of Hermanus

– renowned as a hot spot for these majestic marine mammals. From

your boat, spot southern right, humpback, and Bryde’s whale.

Full-day • Hermanus

FAMILY WINELANDS AND HORSE RIDING

Spend time on horseback exploring the Paarl Mountain Reserve,

home to some of the world’s best vineyards. Adults will enjoy

wine tasting while the children will love sampling ice-cream.

Full-day • Cape Town

BATTLEFIELDS TOUR OF ISANDLWANA

Learn about one of the most famous conflicts in the

Anglo-Zulu War, as you’re guided across the historic

battlefield where it all happened.

Half-day • Kwazulu Natal

CAPE POINT SIDECAR TOUR

Circumnavigate the fair Cape with a ride in the sidecar of a vintage

military motorcycle. Stop off at some of the region’s most iconic

sights en route to South Africa’s southernmost tip.

Full-day • Cape Town

SLEEP IN A TREE HOUSE

Spend a serene night under the stars in a luxury safari tree house.

Sleep in harmony with nature and see the sun set and rise over a

private concession where the Big Five roam free.

All-night • Kruger

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AFRICA

SOUTH AFRICA

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Classic South Africa

12 DAYS

FROM £7,780PP

JAN-APR & SEP-DEC

DAY 1: ARRIVE CAPE TOWN,

SOUTH AFRICA

Fly to Cape Town overnight, ready for your

Classic South Africa experience.

DAY 2: CAPE TOWN

From the chic V&A Waterfront, discover the

cosmopolitan, oceanside city of Cape Town.

DAYS 3 & 4: CAPE TOWN

Visit Mandela’s former prison, Robben Island,

ride the funicular up Cape Point, or watch

waddling penguin at Boulders Beach.

DAY 5: FRANSCHHOEK

Today, explore South Africa’s world-famous

wineries, sampling along the way.

DAY 6: WINELANDS

Continue your tour, visiting Stellenbosch,

Franschhoek, and Paarl.

DAY 7: HERMANUS

Enjoy the ever-changing scenery as you

journey to the seaside town of Hermanus.

DAY 8: HERMANUS

Stroll cliff paths and trails at this renowned

whale-watching spot. Or relax in your hotel’s

ocean-overlooking pool.

DAY 9: SABI SANDS

Fly to Sabi Sands, a prestigious wildlife

preserve located within Kruger National Park.

THE SILO

DAYS 10 & 11: SABI SANDS

Experience the magic of South Africa’s bush

in this 65,000-hectare reserve.

DAY 12: DEPART SABI SANDS

Fly from Sabi Sands to Johannesburg,

then catch your overnight flight home.

PRICING

At A&K, all of our luxury holidays are

individually tailored to suit your needs

and timescale. As a guide, this 12-day

suggested journey costs from £7,780 per

person, based on two sharing, including

flights, transfers, car hire, private driver

and vehicle on safari, accommodation,

selected meals, and guided excursions.

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SANCTUARY MAKANYANE

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ONE&ONLY CAPE TOWN

Gracing Cape Town’s fashionable V&A Waterfront, One&Only

Cape Town’s 91 spacious rooms look out to Table Mountain or the

picturesque harbour. During your stay, dine at the resort’s Michelinstarred

Nobu restaurant, retreat to the private island spa, and relax

in a cabana around the heated infinity pool.

THE SILO

A lauded addition to The Royal Portfolio, The Silo is an industrialchic

property created from the V&A Waterfront’s iconic grain store.

Each of the 28 individually-styled rooms offers incredible views of

the city or Table Mountain above. Expect five-star facilities including

a sky terrace complete with swimming pool, bar, and restaurant.

LEEU ESTATES

Leeu Estates is a stylish boutique hotel set in the beautiful

Franschhoek Valley. An impressive collection of sculptures dot the

immaculate gardens, while a restored 19th-century manor houses

the working wine farm. Unwind at the spa and visit the Wine Studio

for tastings of the Mullineaux and Leeu Family wines.

BIRKENHEAD HOUSE

High on the cliffs outside Hermanus in the Western Cape lies

Birkenhead House, the ultimate coastal retreat. All 11 opulent,

individually decorated rooms provide vistas of Walker Bay,

two sandy beaches, and the distant Overberg mountains.

Facilities include three pools, a gym, and a spa.

SANCTUARY MAKANYANE

Situated within malaria-free Madikwe, Sanctuary Makanyane

was designed to blend in with nature and is ideal for newlyweds.

The luxury lodge’s glass-walled suites allow uninterrupted views of

the lush surroundings, and each is equipped with air-conditioning,

as well as a fireplace for chilly winter nights.

TSWALU

The accommodation in Tswalu, a large private conservation project

in the Green Kalahari where only 30 guests may stay at one time,

epitomises stylish yet rustic elegance. The main lodge, The Motse,

consists of nine gorgeous legae (dwellings), while luxurious,

exclusive-use Tarkuni is ideal for families or groups, due to its size.

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AFRICA

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SOUTH AFRICA

GASTRONOMIC TOUR

OF THE WESTERN CAPE

LEEU ESTATES

There’s a new big hitter in the world of

gastronomy. The food scene of South

Africa’s Western Cape is worth crossing

the world for, and its excellent restaurants

are gaining well-earned Michelin

recognition and a share of the limelight.

Experience this flourishing culinary

scene for yourself with the ultimate

palate-pleasing tour, taking you from

Cape Town’s innovative eateries to the

celebrated vineyards of the Winelands.

Beginning in Cape Town, gain expert

insight into the region’s organic cooking

with chef-to-the-stars Nicky Gibbs; take

an immersive food tour of the cuttingedge

Woodstock area; and stay at iconic

waterfront hotel, The Silo.

We can also arrange for you to travel

by helicopter for a meal at Wolfgat

in Paternoster. This award-winning

beachfront eatery delights with its

predominantly seafood and foragedgreens

menu.

Next, journey to the Cape Winelands.

While staying at Leeu Estates in the

pretty village of Franschhoek, enjoy a

private tasting of the property’s lauded

wine collection, sample a seven-course

‘Gourmand’ menu and admire artwork

amidst the fynbos at the sculpture

park. Then it’s on to the restaurant at

Babylonstoren, a proud exponent of the

farm-to-fork ethos.

Lastly, visit the private game reserve

of Tswalu Kalahari, where chefs serve

reinterpreted local flavours and foraged

ingredients with a side of exciting wildlife

spotting. You leave South Africa with a

happy heart, full belly and sated mind.

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Botswana

SANCTUARY STANLEY’S CAMP

Explore a land of diverse vistas and thrilling

experiences. Cruise past elephant or hippo on the

Chobe River or view the verdant Okavango Delta.

Visit the ‘predator capital of Africa’, Moremi Game

Reserve, walk with the bushmen of the Kalahari, or

spot meerkat in the Makgadikgadi Pan

n o t t o b e m i s s e d

• Sail the mighty Chobe River on a sunset cruise

• Glide through biodiverse Okavango Delta

in a mokoro (dugout canoe)

• Allow your private guide to show you the big

cats on the prowl in Moremi Game Reserve

• Experience the unique culture of the San people

• Witness ‘the Smoke that Thunders’, Victoria Falls,

from both the Zambian and Zimbabwean sides

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EXPLORE THE OKAVANGO DELTA BY CANOE

Discover Botswana’s riverine wildlife and spot some of its most

elusive animals as you cruise the Okavango Delta in a traditional

mokoro (dug-out canoe).

1-3 hours • Okavango Delta

HELICOPTER FLIGHT OVER OKAVANGO DELTA

Experience the wonders of the Okavango Delta from sky-high.

Drink in the breath-taking panorama as you soar above the lush

floodplains, spotting any number of animal species as you go.

15 or 30 minutes • Okavango Delta

SAN BUSHWALK

While visiting the striking Makgadikgadi Pan salt flat, enjoy

the company of Zu’/hoasi tribesmen on an authentic bushwalk.

You’ll discover the ancient heritage, lifestyles, and survival skills

of these hardy people.

3 hours • Makgadikgadi Pan

SANCTUARY CHOBE CHILWERO

Stay in the heart of the bush in Chobe. This lodge is a luxurious

retreat where you can enjoy safari drives and a sundowner cruise.

Relax at the end of the day with a spa treatment or take a dip in

the swimming pool with views of the Chobe River.

SANCTUARY STANLEY’S CAMP

This intimate camp lies on the edge of the huge Moremi Game

Reserve. Sleeping under canvas in luxury en-suite safari tents,

get to know the resident elephant herd, and experience the

extreme season changes which transform the landscape from

dry savannah to lush tropical canopy.

SANCTUARY CHIEF’S CAMP

This outstanding camp lies in the heart of the Moremi Game

Reserve, an ‘untouched safari paradise’. Choose from one of

12 luxury, raised bush pavilions and cool off in your private

plunge pool. Enjoy twice-daily safari drives and seasonal

mokoro excursions.

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s u g g e s t e d i t i n e r a r y

Classic Botswana

11 DAYS

FROM £7,495PP

AFRICA

BOTSWANA

MAY-OCT

DAY 1: ARRIVE JOHANNESBURG,

SOUTH AFRICA

Maximise your holiday time by flying

overnight to Johannesburg.

DAY 2: LIVINGSTONE, ZAMBIA

Fly the short hop from Johannesburg to

Livingstone. Your adventure begins with a

sunset cruise on the Zambezi River – keep

an eye out for elephants, who come to the

riverbanks to drink.

DAY 3: VICTORIA FALLS, ZAMBIA/

ZIMBABWE

Experience the crashing falls of the ‘Smoke

that Thunders’. Then unwind with a spa

treatment by the Zambezi, try your hand at

fishing or visit a local school.

DAY 4: CHOBE, BOTSWANA

Cross the border into Botswana and Chobe

National Park.

DAY 5: CHOBE

Head out on a sunrise safari to see the animals

come to life. Mid-afternoon, a boat cruise

awaits; sip a sundowner as you float down

the river amid crocodile, hippo and a striking

array of birdlife.

DAY 6: OKAVANGO DELTA

An air transfer will whisk you to the Okavango

wilderness.

SANCTUARY CHIEF’S CAMP

DAY 7: OKAVANGO DELTA

Today, safari drives, mokoro canoe trips and

walking safaris with buffalo, giraffe and lion

lie ahead.

DAY 8: MOREMI

Fly into the heart of the Okavango and

Moremi Game Reserve.

DAYS 9 & 10: MOREMI

Morning and evening safari drives show off

Botswana at its best. There is plenty of time to

see abundant wildlife, including rarer species

such as cheetah, leopard and even wild dog.

DAY 11: DEPART MOREMI

Take a short scenic flight to Maun and on to

Johannesburg, where you will connect with

your overnight flight back to the UK.

PRICING

At A&K, all of our luxury holidays are

individually tailored to suit your needs

and timescale. As a guide, this 11-day

suggested journey costs from £7,495 per

person, based on two sharing, including

flights, transfers, car hire, private driver

and vehicle on safari, accommodation,

selected meals, and guided excursions.

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Tanzania

Even African safari veterans are blown away

by the sheer variety and abundance of wildlife in

Tanzania. The north is home to the Great Migration;

the south is raw and wild; the west (famed for

Lake Tanganyika) is extolled as a ‘last frontier’.

At all compass points, Tanzania offers something

for everyone

n o t t o b e m i s s e d

• Observe Africa’s iconic Big Five with A&K’s

expert guides in private, custom-made vehicles

• Admire Kilimanjaro and its three volcanic cones

• Witness the Great Migration of

wildebeest and zebra in the Serengeti

• Go off the beaten track in southern Tanzania

• Experience the unique blend of Africa, Arabia,

and Europe that is the tropical island of Zanzibar

SANCTUARY KICHAKANI SERENGETI CAMP

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BALLOON SAFARI OVER THE SERENGETI

Enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the Serengeti during a thrilling hot air

balloon ride. As the sun rises over the savannah, you’ll gently

float above the plains, spotting spectacular wildlife from up high.

Half-day • Serengeti National Park

FLY CAMPING UNDER AFRICAN STARS

Sleep under the stars in the heart of Nyerere National Park

Tanzania (Selous Game Reserve). There’s no better way to

connect with nature than spending a night fly camping in the

African bush.

Overnight • Nyerere National Park Tanzania (Selous

Game Reserve)

CHIMPANZEE TREK IN THE MAHALE MOUNTAINS

Come face-to-face with chimpanzee during a guided trek into the

rainforest of the Mahale mountains. Watch as they forage, nurse

their young, and build their nests right in front of your eyes.

Full- or half-day • Mahale Mountains

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SANCTUARY SWALA

Retreat to one of the 12 luxurious, contemporary-African tents

of Sanctuary Swala. Nestling in a remote valley within Tarangire

National Park, the camp is located near a waterhole, which

attracts herds of ambling elephant, the occasional leopard, and

prolific birdlife, and offers views of the plains.

SANCTUARY NGORONGORO CRATER CAMP

Enjoy dinner under the stars at Ngorongoro Crater Camp.

As the name implies, it’s set on the rim of the crater that is

home to a huge variety of African wildlife. The 10 classic tents

include outdoor seating areas where you can relax with a

sundowner while enjoying the stellar views.

SANCTUARY KICHAKANI SERENGETI CAMP

Follow the Great Migration while enjoying the comforts of

Sanctuary Kichakani Serengeti Camp, which moves twice a

year to ensure guests are best positioned to watch the wildlife.

Experience a traditional bucket shower in your luxury tent, and

dine under the stars with views over the magical Serengeti.

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s u g g e s t e d i t i n e r a r y

Classic Northern

Tanzania

12 DAYS

AFRICA

TANZANIA

FROM £6,935PP

JAN-MAR & JUN-NOV

SANCTUARY SWALA

DAY 1: ARRIVE ARUSHA, TANZANIA

Fly to Kilimanjaro Airport via Amsterdam.

Requesting a window seat is highly

recommended.

DAY 2: TARANGIRE

Meet your private driver and guide and begin

your in-depth adventure on a safari drive

through Tarangire National Park.

DAY 3: TARANGIRE

An early start offers the chance to catch a

beautiful sunrise over the pink-tinged plains.

Later, visit a nearby village to learn about local

life and conservation projects.

DAY 4: NGORONGORO

Move north to the iconic Ngorongoro Crater,

stopping along the way at a scenic forest farm

and working coffee farm or a Maasai village.

DAY 5: NGORONGORO

Ngorongoro’s crater is a natural amphitheatre

for wildlife. On a drive down to the crater

floor for a waterside picnic, you might spot

black rhino, bull elephants and big cats.

DAY 6: SERENGETI

Journey to the epic Serengeti and the best

location in the reserve for the time of year.

DAY 7: SERENGETI

The Serengeti’s short-grass plains, woodland

and rocky outcrops harbour everything from

wildebeest to cheetah, making the wildlife

viewing here simply sensational.

DAY 8: ZANZIBAR

Fly to Zanzibar via Arusha for an idyllic

couple of days on the ‘spice island’.

DAYS 9-11: ZANZIBAR

Spend time strolling along powder-soft white

beaches, snorkelling colourful coral reefs or

roaming the winding alleys of Stone Town.

DAY 12: DEPART ZANZIBAR

Fly from Zanzibar to Dar Es Salaam, then

catch your overnight flight home.

PRICING

At A&K, all of our luxury holidays are

individually tailored to suit your needs

and timescale. As a guide, this 12-day

suggested journey costs from £6,935 per

person, based on two sharing, including

flights, transfers, car hire, private driver

and vehicle on safari, accommodation,

selected meals, and guided excursions.

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Kenya

The place where it all began for A&K. Learn the

jumping dance with Maasai warriors before seeing

the Big Five on a safari drive in the Mara. Visit Lewa

Downs, where Mount Kenya forms a magnificent

backdrop to rhino conservation efforts. Relax on the

sandy beaches along the Indian Ocean

n o t t o b e m i s s e d

• Embark on private safari drives in

custom-built vehicles

• Experience Kenya by foot, mountain bike,

4x4, horseback, and helicopter

• Visit a Maasai village to learn about the

nomadic herders’ traditions

• Witness the Great Migration within the

Masai Mara National Reserve

• Journey to Amboseli National Park for its

elephants and Mount Kilimanjaro views

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BIPLANE FLIGHT OVER KENYAN ESCARPMENT

Experience a thrilling Out of Africa moment with a private

biplane flight over the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. Swoop past

beautiful valleys and rivers which are home to the Big Five.

Minimum 30 minutes • Lewa

CULTURAL VISIT TO SAMBURU TRIBE

Discover the symbolism and craftsmanship behind the beaded

collars of the Samburu Tribe when you visit a traditional

settlement for a privileged cultural exchange.

1-2 hours • Samburuland

DHOW CRUISE ALONG MIDA CREEK

Cruise through a birders’ paradise aboard a traditional sailing

boat. As you relax on board, sundowner in hand, pass pink

flamingo, malachite kingfisher, and African fish eagle.

3-4 hours • Watamu

PLANT A TREE

Leave a legacy when you visit the Masai Mara by planting a tree. The

whole family can take part in this simple act – plant a quinine tree

and you could help the fight against malaria.

Minimum 30 minutes • Masai Mara

HOT-AIR BALLOON SAFARI

Enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the majestic Masai Mara when you glide

over the plains at sunrise, keeping an eye out for prides of lion,

racing antelope, and giraffe browsing among the treetops.

2.5 hours • Masai Mara

NAIROBI VINTAGE CAR

Gain exclusive behind-the-scenes access to a vintage car workshop,

whose collection of classic cars includes the Ford Model T that

starred in Out of Africa. Then enjoy a drive around Nairobi in one of

these beautiiful vintage vehicles.

Maximum 2 hours • Nairobi

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KENYA

ELEWANA LEWA SAFARI CAMP

s u g g e s t e d i t i n e r a r y

Classic Kenya

11 DAYS

FROM £5,450PP

JAN-APR; JUN-NOV

DAY 1: ARRIVE NAIROBI, KENYA

Fly to Kenya’s lively capital ready for your

adventure in the birthplace of A&K.

DAY 2: LEWA DOWNS

Enjoy the views of Mount Kenya as you make

the short flight to Lewa Downs.

DAYS 3 & 4: LEWA DOWNS

Be immersed in the bush, with guided walks,

a helicopter ride (at additional cost), and

captivating safari drives at dawn and dusk.

DAY 5: MASAI MARA

Toast to your arrival in the iconic Masai Mara

with a sundowner overlooking the Mara River.

DAYS 6 & 7: MASAI MARA

Spend two days enjoying exclusive safari

drives and relaxing at your luxury lodge.

DAY 8: KENYA COAST

Take a short flight to the white sands and

tranquil waters of the eastern coast.

MARA PLAINS CAMP

DAYS 9 & 10: KENYA COAST

Unwind on Kenya’s idyllic beaches and reflect

on your adventures.

DAY 11: DEPART KENYA COAST

There’s time for one last walk on the

seafront before boarding your overnight flight.

PRICING

At A&K, all of our luxury holidays are

individually tailored to suit your needs

and timescale. As a guide, this 11-day

suggested journey costs from £5,450 per

person, based on two sharing, including

flights, transfers, car hire, private driver

and vehicle on safari, accommodation,

selected meals, and guided excursions.

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COTTAR’S PRIVATE BUSH VILLA

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SANCTUARY OLONANA

Nestling on the banks of the Mara River, you’re in prime position

to watch the Great Migration from this lodge. Sleep soundly on the

four-poster beds of your luxury glass-fronted suites. Enjoy learning

about how the AKP-supported Safe Water for Schools Initiative is

changing young lives in the local area.

HEMINGWAYS WATAMU

Fishing, diving, snorkelling, and blissful beach relaxation can all be

enjoyed from Hemingways Watamu. Enjoy views over the turquoise

waters of the Indian Ocean from this boutique hotel. After a day on

the sandy shore or lazing beside the botanical pool, taste some of the

finest seafood during dinner.

ELEWANA LEWA SAFARI CAMP

An ideal base to discover the beautiful open Lewa Wildlife

Conservancy by vehicle, foot, or horse. Cool down after your sunrise

safari drive with a dip in the quirky giraffe-shaped swimming pool.

Don’t forget your camera to capture the largest concentration of

Grevy’s zebra in the world.

SIRAI HOUSE

At the foot of iconic Mount Kenya, Sirai House is an exclusive-use

house set within the wildlife-rich plains of the 100-hectare Borana

Conservancy. There’s an on-site home cinema and outdoor tennis

court, and an excellent team of staff – including a private chef – are

on hand to look after you throughout your stay.

MARA PLAINS CAMP

Thanks to its setting nestled in the Olare Orok Conservancy on the

Masai Mara’s northern border, Mara Plains Camp allows for wildlife

activities including night drives and bush walks. After returning to

your large ‘room’ under canvas, sit out on the raised deck and take

in the views of the savannah and the Ntiakatek River.

COTTAR’S PRIVATE BUSH VILLA

Retreat to one of the Masai Mara’s only private luxury residences for

an exceptional stay in the heart of Kenya’s wilderness. With a private

pool and sleeping 12 guests, this award-winning villa is situated

in the same wildlife-rich corridor as the acclaimed Cottar’s 1920s

Safari Camp, offering access to the Masai Mara and the Serengeti.

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AFRICA

KENYA

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FOLLOW IN THE PAWPRINTS

OF THE LION KING

SANCTUARY OLONANA

From the animated original to the liveaction

remake, The Lion King retains

a very special place in our children’s

collective consciousness. As a new

generation starts to dream of visiting the

locations portrayed in the film, parents

are turning to A&K – widely recognised

as having pioneered the modern safari.

In fact, it was travelling to Africa with

our founder, Geoffrey Kent, that inspired

Disney’s Jeffrey Katzenberg when

making the original film. So, who

better to design a special safari holiday

around the wildlife and wildernesses of

The Lion King?

Your journey could begin with a visit to

Nairobi’s Giraffe Manor, whose resident

giraffes delight guests by poking their

long necks through the windows in

search of a treat. It could end with a

stay at Sanctuary Olonana’s ultra-luxe

Geoffrey Kent Suite, and a magical

viewing of The Lion King in the African

bush. Throughout, adventures in

Kenya’s best parks and reserves promise

cinematic safari thrills.

Seek out the lions, elephants and plains

animals of the Borana Conservancy by

horse and 4x4. Explore the predator-free

savannah of Hell’s Gate on foot or by

bicycle, then take a dip in its mineralrich

hot springs. Meet Big Cat Diary

presenter and zoologist, Jonathan Scott,

and witness the ‘circle of life’ up close

in the famous Masai Mara, as a million

migrating wildebeest are followed

closely by hungry predators like

Simba, Shenzi and Scar. This is a rare

opportunity for the whole family to

bond, learn and explore – with plenty of

hakuna-matata downtime, of course.

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Rwanda

& Uganda

Trek to see a mountain gorilla, canoe on Lake

Kivu, seek out a hornbill or chimpanzee. Explore

Central Africa’s largest protected wetland,

Akagera. Experience the biodiversity and variety

of landscapes of Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Rwanda and Uganda showcase Africa’s natural

world at its most sublime

n o t t o b e m i s s e d

• Discover chimpanzee, colobus monkey, and

countless birds in both countries’ world-class

national parks

• Go gorilla trekking through the dense foliage

of the mountain forests of Rwanda and Uganda

• Relax on the shores of laid-back Lake Kivu, Rwanda

• Travel through the open savannah of Uganda’s

Queen Elizabeth National Park, keeping an eye

out for the famed fig tree-climbing lion

• Marvel at the power of Uganda’s Murchison Falls

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CHIMPANZEE TREKKING

Enjoy a high-speed dash of discovery through the flora of the

jungle for the chance to observe one of East Africa’s last intact

chimpanzee populations.

2-6 hours • Nyungwe Forest, Rwanda

MOUNTAIN GORILLA TREKKING

After trekking through the dense rainforest guided by experts,

spend a magical hour with the critically endangered mountain

gorilla in one of its last remaining habitats.

1-8 hours • Virunga Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

THE WOMEN’S BAKERY

Meet the Rwandan women who have become expert bakers to

secure a future for their families. They will share with you their

fascinating stories, as well as some hands-on baking tips.

2 hours • Kigali, Rwanda

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SANCTUARY GORILLA FOREST CAMP

The first camp that was built in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest,

the luxurious eight-tent accommodation sits in an amazing

natural environment and delights guests with its cuisine,

service, and exceptional primate knowledge. Mountain gorilla

occasionally visit the grounds to play.

SINGITA KWITONDA LODGE

This eco-conscious lodge, nestled in 72 hectares of wetlands

and meadows, offers sweeping views of the Virunga Mountains.

Its location is ideal for gorilla-trekking adventures. Interiors

showcase local design and natural materials. Each spacious suite

includes a heated pool where you can unwind after your trek.

ONE&ONLY NYUNGWE HOUSE

Perched on the edge of the vast Nyungwe Forest National Park,

this 22-room hotel has been converted from an existing tea

plantation. The property offers an exquisite window into the

area’s exceptional wildlife. The forest is one of the oldest in

Africa and is home to 13 different species of primate.

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Classic Uganda

12 DAYS

FROM £7,695PP

JAN-FEB, JUN-AUG & DEC

DAYS 1 & 2: ARRIVE ENTEBBE,

UGANDA

Fly overnight to Entebbe via Nairobi. Upon

arrival, enjoy time to relax at your hotel before

the next stage of your adventure.

AFRICA

RWANDA & UGANDA

DAY 3: KIBALE FOREST

Embark on a scenic drive through rural

Uganda, passing Kyaninga Lake and the

Mountains of the Moon.

DAYS 4 & 5: KIBALE FOREST

Explore lush Kibale Forest National Park –

which provides a rich habitat for 12 species

of primate, including chimpanzee and red

colobus monkey – on a series of guided walks.

DAY 6: QUEEN ELIZABETH

NATIONAL PARK

Discover one of the finest birding destinations

on Earth. It’s thought that over 600 species

make their home in the park, so the dawn

chorus is unforgettable.

DAY 7: QUEEN ELIZABETH

NATIONAL PARK

Today there’s the opportunity for non-birding

experiences, including a boat trip up the

Kazinga Channel to see hippo or guided treks

in search of tree-climbing lions.

SANCTUARY GORILLA FOREST CAMP

DAY 8: BWINDI

Journey to Bwindi National Park, home to

over half of the world’s remaining mountain

gorillas. Seeing these rare and magnificent

creatures in their natural habitat is one of the

ultimate travel experiences.

DAY 9: GORILLA TREKKING

Hike deep into the jungle with expert guides

to encounter these mighty, yet charmingly

playful, animals. It’s a privilege very few

people have the opportunity to enjoy.

DAY 10: LAKE MBURO

Travel on to Lake Mburo National Park,

where mealtimes come with views of a nearby

waterhole.

ONE&ONLY NYUNGWE HOUSE

DAY 11: ENTEBBE

Toast your unforgettable adventure on a final

drive out to the Boma Entebbe.

DAY 12: DEPART ENTEBBE

Fly home from Entebbe.

PRICING

At A&K, all of our luxury holidays are

individually tailored to suit your needs and

timescale. As a guide, this 12-day suggested

journey costs from £7,695 per person,

based on two sharing, including flights,

transfers, car hire, private driver and vehicle

on safari, accommodation, selected meals,

and guided excursions.

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Namibia

Lose yourself in Namibia’s otherworldly

landscapes. Witness endless red dunes set against

a brilliant blue sky and the desert-adapted wildlife

that endures despite it all. Then meet the Himba

tribe who call this arid wilderness home

n o t t o b e m i s s e d

• Photograph Namibia’s arresting desert realms

• Walk through Sossusvlei’s sea of sand dunes

• Spot the menagerie of wildlife

in Etosha National Park

• Visit Damaraland in search of desertadapted

elephant, lion, and black rhino

• Be star struck in NamibRand Nature

Reserve – one of the only Gold Tier

Dark Sky Reserves on Earth

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HOT-AIR BALLOON RIDE OVER DUNES

Witness the scale and beauty of the Namib Desert with a balloon

ride over the dunes of Kulala Wilderness Reserve. Afterwards,

toast your experience with a champagne breakfast.

3-4 hours • Sossusvlei

GEOLOGICAL EXCURSIONS

Explore Namibia’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site, the rocky

outcrop of Twyfelfontein. Here you can admire more than 2,500

rock carvings and paintings, some 6,000 years old.

Half-day • Damaraland

MEET THE HIMBA

Discover the Himba people’s semi-nomadic way of life during a

guided visit to a remote village. Learn all about their resourceful

use of ochre, their eye-catching crafts, and their cultural heritage.

2 hours • Kunene

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OKAHIRONGO RIVER CAMP

Tucked away in Marienfluss, Okahirongo River Camp is an

intimate desert retreat with riverfront tents. Okahirongo’s close

connection with the environment and local Himba guides means

it’s one of the few places you can gain insight into the seminomadic

lifestyle and meet some of Africa’s oldest tribes.

OKAHIRONGO ELEPHANT LODGE

Perched above the seasonal Hoarusib River, Okahirongo Elephant

Lodge lies deep in Namibia’s northwestern wilds – one of the only

places in the world where elephants, black rhino and lions have

adapted to the desert landscape. Enjoy wildlife tracking, guided

walks, and G&Ts as the sun sets behind towering dunes.

ZANNIER OMAANDA

Less than an hour from Windhoek, this idyllic lodge sits in the

heart of a wildlife conservancy. The 10 charming huts include

a private terrace, where you enjoy far-reaching views over the

savannah. Spend evenings at the boma swapping wildlife stories

until the brightest stars come out.

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14 DAYS

FROM £12,490PP

AFRICA

NAMIBIA

APR-OCT

DAYS 1 & 2: ARRIVE WINDHOEK,

NAMIBIA

Fly overnight from the UK to Windhoek via

Johannesburg.

ZANNIER OMAANDA

DAY 3: SOSSUSVLEI

Fly by private charter to Sossusvlei, a surreal

landscape of salt pans and undulating dunes.

An optional excursion introduces you to this

region’s striking ecology.

DAY 4: SOSSUSVLEI

Enter the Namib-Naukluft National Park

at sunrise, when shadows accentuate the

towering dunes’ curves, and learn about the

desert and its wildlife.

DAY 5: KUNENE RIVER

Fly over dramatic dunes and the ship-strewn

Skeleton Coast to Swakopmund, then join a

boat cruise on the Kunene River.

DAY 6: KUNENE RIVER

Drive to a remote Himba settlement to

learn about this indigenous tribe’s customs.

En route back to camp, stop for a dramatic

mountaintop sunset.

DAYS 7-9: KAOKOLAND

Travel to Himba and Herero villages, learning

more about their pastoralist lifestyles. Head

along the Hoarusib and Khumib Rivers in

search of desert-adapted wildlife, or west

through the vast plains.

DAYS 10 & 11: DAMARALAND

Visit the UNESCO-listed Twyfelfontein

rock engravings. Explore the Aba-Huab

valley by 4x4, or hike to the Doros Crater

rim for expansive views of this Martian-like

landscape.

DAY 12: ONGAVA GAME RESERVE

Journey to Ongava Game Reserve, home to a

myriad of iconic African animals, arriving in

time for a shared safari drive.

OKAHIRONGO ELEPHANT LODGE

DAY 13: ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK

Go on safari in one of Africa’s largest national

parks, seeking out more of Namibia’s diverse

wildlife, including lion, leopard, elephant,

rhino, giraffe and cheetah.

DAY 14: DEPART WINDHOEK

Fly to Windhoek via private charter, then

overnight to the UK via Johannesburg.

PRICING

At A&K all of our journeys are individually

tailored to suit your needs and timescale. As a

guide, this 14-day suggested holiday will cost

from £12,490 per person, based on two sharing,

including flights, transfers, accommodation,

selected meals and guided excursions.

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South-East Asia

& the Far East

A lifetime’s worth of new experiences awaits in South-East Asia and the Far East. Cruise the

Mekong or Yangtze to discover life along the river. Explore ancient history in Xian and Beijing.

Dive into Japan’s pop-culture capital, lounge on a private beach in Thailand, lose yourself

amid Cambodia’s temples, or find tranquillity in Laos. These regions offer a thrill-ride

for foodies and culture vultures, wherever you go

“Japan has been on our bucket list for many a decade and it was very much

worth the wait.I could not believe the organisation. I know the ‘devil is in

the detail’ - but not a single detail was left to chance. The variety of places,

hotels, activities was perfect. Most importantly for us were the guides.

I’m not sure how you choose them, but each and every lady was a gem.

We knew our trip would be special, but it far exceeded every expectation we

had. Thank you, A&K, once again for a marvellous trip.”

Joan, 2019

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Forbidden City

CHINA

Beijing

✈ 10 hours

SOUTH-EAST ASIA & THE FAR EAST

Irrawaddy river

Yangtze river

MYANMAR

Luang Prabang

LAOS

Hanoi

✈ 11 hours 50 mins

Ha Long Bay

Hong Kong

✈ 11 hours 30 mins

Yangon

Bangkok

✈ 11 hours 15 mins

THAILAND

CAMBODIA

VIETNAM

Angkor Wat

JAPAN

Phnom Penh

✈ 15 hours

Tokyo

✈ 11 hours 40 mins

Singapore

✈ 13 hours

Kyoto

Mount Fuji

INDONESIA

Bali

✈ 16 hours 15 mins

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South-East

Asia

For a multi-centre adventure, South-East Asia is

without parallel. Fly over temple complexes, pad

about on blissful beaches, tuck into spice-rich

cuisine, delve into emerald jungles, and mingle

in market towns. This is a region brimming with

atmosphere, spirituality, and history, from the top

of Vietnam to the tip of Indonesia

n o t t o b e m i s s e d

• Soar over the UNESCO-listed temples of

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

• Enjoy pure beach bliss on the palm-fringed

shores of Thailand

• Explore the cultural riches and pristine beaches

of the world’s largest archipelago, Indonesia

• Cruise by the dramatic karsts and scenic coves

of Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

• Explore ultramodern Singapore during

the city-state’s historic bicentennial year

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VESPA TRIP AND FAMILY DINNER

Explore the spectacular scenery of Hue from the back of a vintage

Vespa. Enjoy a sundowner overlooking the Perfume River before

joining a local family for dinner in their home.

Half-day • Hue, Vietnam

BARGAINS & BITES

At the heart of day-to-day life, Bangkok’s markets are a treat for the

senses. Take a journey around lively craft markets, colourful flower

displays and sweet-scented spice stalls on this immersive experience.

3-4 hours • Bangkok

MEET CAMBODIA’S ETHICAL ARTISANS

Step into Siem Reap’s creative circle as you meet a curator who

works with leading local gallery and boutique owners. Enjoy insider

access to a haute couture studio, browse artisanal markets and learn

about this city’s exciting fashion scene.

Half-day • Siem Reap, Cambodia

SINGAPORE ODYSSEY

Discover the historic sights and cultural influences of Singapore.

Enjoy a guided tour of the island nation’s eclectic neighbourhoods,

from Chinatown to Little India.

Half-day • Singapore

MEET A VIETNAM WAR VETERAN

Gain new insight into the Vietnam War from a former US soldier.

This insider access, exclusive to A&K clients, introduces you to

Chuck Searcy who lives in Hanoi and campaigns for war veterans.

1 hour • Hanoi, Vietnam

A TASTE OF SIEM REAP

Enjoy a taste of Siem Reap with a dine-around dinner at Cambodia’s

top restaurants. Hop on a tuk-tuk and zigzag through the streets

to intimate eateries, where you’ll sample everything from curried

lemongrass to coconut ice cream.

4 hours • Siem Reap

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Untold Asia

15 DAYS

FROM £8,995PP

NOV-APR

DAY 1: ARRIVE BANGKOK,

THAILAND

Maximise your time in South-East Asia

by taking an overnight flight.

DAY 2: BANGKOK

Head out on a cruise of Bangkok’s

ancient canals by longtail boat.

SOUTH-EAST ASIA & THE FAR EAST SOUTH-EAST ASIA

DAY 3: BANGKOK

Join your guide for an immersive,

25-kilometre cycle ride exploring the

‘green lung’ of this vibrant city.

DAY 4: RIDING THE EASTERN &

ORIENTAL EXPRESS

Alight at Kanchanaburi for your choice of

three guided tours; opt for an historic, fitness,

or foodie theme.

DAY 5: RIDING THE EASTERN &

ORIENTAL EXPRESS

Experience a welcoming ceremony at Labu

Kabong village and explore the rice paddies

with your expert guide.

DAYS 6-8: SINGAPORE

See the iconic sights of Asia’s shimmering

‘Lion City’ during three days in Singapore.

DAY 9: SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA

Be picked up from your hotel by tuk-tuk for a

fine-dining tour of the city’s top kitchens.

DAY 10: SIEM REAP

Watch the sun rise over Angkor Wat’s temples

before exploring this UNESCO World

Heritage Site up close.

DAY 11: KOH KRABEY ISLAND,

CAMBODIA

On arrival, you are transferred by speedboat to

the exotic resort of Six Senses Krabey Island.

DAYS 12-14: KOH KRABEY ISLAND

Spend three days in this idyllic retreat making

the most of the sun, sand, and surf.

DAY 15: DEPART KOH KRABEY

ISLAND

Hop aboard the resort’s speedboat to return to

the mainland ahead of your flight home.

PRICING

At A&K all of our journeys are individually

tailored to suit your needs and timescale. As a

guide, this 15-day suggested holiday will cost

from £8,995 per person, based on two sharing,

including flights, transfers, accommodation,

selected meals and guided excursions.

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THE SIAM, BANGKOK, THAILAND

This boutique hotel is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the

World. Stay in one of 39 spacious suites and pool villas, each

individually designed and decorated with oriental artwork and

antiquities. Alternatively, choose the Siam’s century-old house,

Connie’s Cottage, to bed down amid history.

KEEMALA, PHUKET, THAILAND

This rustic-chic property offers guests the rare chance to sleep high

in a treehouse, surrounded by the lush forest canopy. Those happier

at ground level can choose from a selection of family-friendly pool

villas, all connected by a network of jungle walkways.

ROSEWOOD LUANG PRABANG, LAOS

Discover Rosewood Luang Prabang within the verdant jungles of

Laos. Choose from 23 charming accommodation options set on

the riverbanks: four deluxe rooms, four suites, three riverside villas,

six pool villas, and six luxury tents. Admire the indigenous

materials, local artwork, and French colonial-era flourishes

which bring the interiors to life.

AMANOI, NUI CHUA NATIONAL PARK, VIETNAM

Derived from the Sanskrit word for ‘peace’ and the Vietnamese

word for ‘place’, Amanoi certainly lives up to its name. Its 31 luxury

pavilions and five villas showcase contemporary design interspersed

with traditional Vietnamese architecture. This is a serene space set

amid rolling hills and charming coast.

BENSLEY COLLECTION SHINTA MANI WILD,

CAMBODIA

Dedicated to protecting its surroundings, this resort is a private

nature sanctuary. Zip wire into reception for an adventurous arrival.

Fifteen custom-designed, luxury tents sit over moving waters and

waterfalls, bringing you close to nature – in style.

SIX SENSES NINH VAN BAY, NHA TRANG, VIETNAM

Only accessible by boat, Six Senses Ninh Van Bay offers breath-taking

views of the South China Sea. A vivid coral reef and white-sand

beach all add to the enchanting atmosphere of this eco-friendly luxe

resort. Choose from 59 teak-trimmed beachfront and over-water

villas with private plunge pools.

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ROSEWOOD LUANG PRABANG, LAOS

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See Mai Chau’s

hidden world

3 DAYS/2 NIGHTS

FROM £415PP

ACTIVE & WELLNESS

Take two nights to discover the lesser-known

highlands of Vietnam. You’ll explore Mai

Chau’s emerald landscapes with a bicycle

ride to remote hilltop villages, where you’ll

be welcomed by local families. This is an

opportunity to experience meaningful

encounters with people whose lives remain

untouched by modernity. All the while, you can

lap up gorgeous rural scenery at every turn and

leave with an album’s worth of inspiring photos.

Take a sleeper train

to Sapa

SOUTH-EAST ASIA & THE FAR EAST

SOUTH-EAST ASIA

4 DAYS/3 NIGHTS

FROM £655PP

FOOD & DRINK

Journey on an elegant sleeper train to the

remote, rural region of Sapa, Vietnam.

Embark on a three-night adventure in the

mountains where you will meet indigenous

hill tribes and learn about the traditions which

govern everyday life here. You also have the

chance to go trekking in the vibrant green

paddy fields – the most beautiful in the world.

Ho Chi Minh City

for foodies

3 DAYS/2 NIGHTS

FROM £495PP

FOOD & DRINK

AMANOI, VIETNAM

Spend two nights exploring Vietnam’s capital,

a playground for anyone with an obsession

for food. Here, you’ll find a stall for every

culinary endeavour, as you watch vendors dole

out bowls of steaming pho (noodle soup) and

sizzling plates of grilled pork. Sample exotic

fruit in the morning markets, taste superlative

street food, and sip on regional craft beer, all

while taking in the sights of this buzzing city.

PRICING

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share and select experiences. For further

information on inclusions and how to combine

Travel Edits to create your tailor-made holiday,

speak to an A&K travel specialist.

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Japan

Japan juxtaposes the modern with the ancient.

It’s where sleek skyscrapers shadow ornately

decorated shrines; where bullet trains whizz past

gliding geisha. From the dazzling lights of Tokyo

to the dizzying heights of Mount Fuji, this ancient

archipelago offers a world of unique experiences

n o t t o b e m i s s e d

• Explore geisha culture and watch an

entrancing performance in Kyoto

• Discover Tokyo’s trend-setting districts

and tantalising eateries

• Whistle through Japan at high speed aboard

the world-famous bullet train

• Bathe in natural hot springs in the shadow

of iconic Mount Fuji

• Unwind in tranquil Miyajima, famed for its

Shinto shrine and ‘floating’ torii gate

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TAKE A NINJA CLASS

The black-clad acrobatic ninja have always been wrapped in mystery

– figures of folklore with legendary ability. Discover the traditional

techniques of stealth and combat that gave rise to the ninja’s

fearsome reputation.

1-2 hours • Tokyo

POP CULTURE IN TOKYO

Your A&K guide will help you explore Tokyo’s world-famous pop

culture. Learn about the art of Japanese comics at a manga school.

Then head to Nakano Broadway, a four-storey shopping mall

dedicated to anime (Japanese animation).

Full-day • Tokyo

MEET JAPAN’S SNOW MONKEYS

With your local guide, take a day trip to the hot springs of the

Jigokudani National Park. Here you can get close to families of

Japanese macaque (snow monkey) as they relax and socialise.

Full-day • Tokyo

SIPPING SAKE IN KYOTO

Meet a sake master who will help you discover Japan’s iconic

beverage. Take a stroll around Fushimi, famed for making the

world’s best sake, then visit top breweries – some as old as

Kyoto’s temples – for tastings.

Half-day • Kyoto

ENJOY A PRIVATE TEA CEREMONY

Delve behind the scenes of one of Japan’s most elegant rituals with

a visit to a private tea house. Don a kimono and watch your host

meticulously present the matcha, then try making your own.

3 hours • Tokyo

MAKE A SAMURAI SWORD

Discover samurai secrets at one of the oldest samurai sword

workshops not usually open to the public. Yoshindo Yoshihara, one

of Japan’s master swordsmiths, will personally show you around

and teach you about the sword-making process.

3 hours • Tokyo

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Classic Japan

13 DAYS

FROM £6,115 PP

SEP-MAR

DAYS 1 & 2: ARRIVE TOKYO, JAPAN

Maximise your holiday time by taking an

overnight flight to Tokyo. Upon arrival, your

guide provides an in-depth orientation to

help you soak up Tokyo’s neon-lit atmosphere.

Afterwards, transfer to your luxury hotel.

DAY 3: TOKYO

Explore Tokyo’s characterful enclaves. Visit

the tranquil Meiji Shrine, Omotesando’s glitzy

fashion boutiques, Akihabara’s themed cafés

and the upscale entertainment district of Ginza.

SOUTH-EAST ASIA & THE FAR EAST

JAPAN

DAY 4: HAKONE

Experience the famous mountain hot springs of

Hakone, then ride a cable car up to a traditional

ryokan inn – your retreat for the night.

DAYS 5 & 6: TAKAYAMA

It’s a scenic rail ride to Takayama, whose

historic centre is lined with Edo-era merchant

houses and sake breweries. Your second is at

leisure. You may wish to visit the thatched

houses of UNESCO-listed Shirakawago.

DAY 7: HIROSHIMA

Descend by train to Hiroshima, where the

Peace Memorial Park is a touching reminder of

the city’s past and its inspiring regeneration.

DAY 8: MIYAJIMA

Take the ferry to the ‘Shrine Island’ of

Miyajima, home of the ‘floating’ Itsukushima

torii gate and the soaring Five Tier Pagoda.

Summit Mount Misen by cable car for sunset

views over the Inland Sea.

DAYS 9 & 10: KYOTO

Ride the bullet train to Kyoto, where you learn

the art of the tea ceremony from a master,

and gain insight into Zen Buddhism. On your

second day, explore at leisure. Wander timeless

alleys, peek into temples, visit castles and

admire gardens.

DAY 11: NARA

Visit Nara, home to the UNESCO-listed Todaiji

Temple, the country’s largest Buddha and the

Kasuga Taisha shrine.

DAY 12: DEPART KYOTO

Spend the morning as you wish before

returning to Tokyo for an overnight stay.

DAY 13: DEPART TOKYO

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

PRICING

At A&K all of our journeys are individually

tailored to suit your needs and timescale. As a

guide, this 13-day suggested holiday will cost

from £6,115 per person, based on two sharing,

including flights, transfers, accommodation,

selected meals and guided excursions.

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GUNTÛ

o u r fav o u r i t e p l a c e s t o s tay

u lt r a l u x u r y

BENESSE HOUSE

Both a museum and a hotel, this property was designed by

Tadao Ando, one of Japan’s best-known architects. Its four

separate buildings each offer something different, from

sea views and beach access to unique art on your doorstep.

RITZ-CARLTON, KYOTO

Situated within walking distance of Kyoto’s major attractions,

the Ritz-Carlton offers views over the Kamogawa River.

This luxury hotel features the largest rooms in the city – some

with a private Japanese garden – as well as a world-class ESPA

spa and two top restaurants, topped off with a creative Miyabi

culture-inspired design.

THE PALACE HOTEL

A member of The Leading Hotels of the World, Tokyo’s Palace

Hotel lies within the grounds of the historic Edo Castle. Most

of its spacious rooms boast balconies overlooking the Imperial

Palace. The five-star property is situated in the heart of the

financial district, ideal for exploring the city.

THE JAPANESE ART OF WELLNESS

This journey delves into Japan’s influential wellness concepts, with

stays at carefully curated accommodation throughout.

Begin with an exploration of Tokyo’s culinary scene – centred

around the patient quest for perfection – alongside a renowned

Japanese food writer.

Travel next to the picturesque resort town of Karuizawa.

Rejuvenate through onsen (hot springs), which are intrinsically

linked to Japan’s traditions of wellbeing; and shinrin-yoku (forest

bathing), a practice conceived to reconnect humanity with nature.

Next, it’s off to Japan’s Seto Inland Sea to discover its lesser-known

beauty while staying aboard Guntû. This floating hotel was

expertly designed to recall Japan’s traditional ryokan inns. As you

cruise, you have time to reflect, reset and find new meaning.

Your final stop is Okinawa as we explore the secrets behind its

population’s long health and happiness: food as medicine for life

(nuchi gusui), community, and purpose. Your base is Hoshinoya

Okinawa, a ryokan with a deep connection to the ocean – here,

all troubles simply wash away.

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Explore Japan’s

foodie capital

3 DAYS/2 NIGHTS

FROM £1,675PP

FOOD & DRINK

The culinary capital of Japan, Osaka majors

in the art of gastronomy. Spend two nights

exploring the essence of its foodie culture,

from specialist restaurants to street food

stalls. In Osaka, this is called kuidaore, which

roughly translates as ‘to eat until you’re ruined’.

It’s all in the best possible way. Unleash your

appetite on street stalls and night markets that

fire up delicious bites at every turn.

Walk the

Nakasendo Way

SOUTH-EAST ASIA & THE FAR EAST

JAPAN

HOSHINOYA KARUIZAWA

3 DAYS/2 NIGHTS

FROM £1,320PP

ACTIVE & WELLNESS;

ARTS & CULTURE

Follow the Nakasendo Way, a historical

road that linked Tokyo to Kyoto in feudal-era

Japan. Take one full day to walk through the

most scenic section of the Kiso Valley, tracing

ancient routes to Edo-period towns that

survived the test of time. Capture fantastic

photos of remote Shinto shrines, deep forest

scenes, and picturesque mountain-scapes.

Your base is a ryokan (traditional inn) located

near the trail.

Cultural Japan

3 DAYS/2 NIGHTS

FROM £1,845PP

ARTS & CULTURE;

FOOD & DRINK

Spend a few immersive days experiencing

geisha culture in old-world Kyoto. Gain insight

into the lives of these remarkable red-lipped,

kimono-wearing women as you learn the

secrets behind their art. You will be honoured

with the presence of a geiko at a private tea

ceremony, before having the chance to dine

with a maiko (an apprentice). Afterwards,

enjoy a traditional dance performance.

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China

Let China dazzle your senses. This dynamic country

offers an unparalleled spectrum of experiences

– world-class ancient sites, exuberant cities, and

peaceful rural landscapes virtually unchanged for

centuries. Enjoy the Great Wall, temple-topped

mountains, the Silk Road, and the buzzing modernity

of Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong

n o t t o b e m i s s e d

• Cruise on the Yangtze River aboard

the luxurious Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer

• Discover the less-visited Jinshanling

section of the Great Wall of China

• View the famous Terracotta Army

accompanied by a knowledgeable guide

• Get up close to giant panda in Chengdu

• Dine at the Waldorf Astoria with a view over

Shanghai’s historic waterfront

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TREK THROUGH CHINA’S RICE PADDIES

Up on the slopes of Yuangyang, view some of the largest rice

terraces on Earth. Your A&K trekking guide leads you through

sculptured terraces, cultivated for over 1,000 years.

Full-day • Yuangyang

EXPLORE BEIJING’S ARCHITECTURE

Admire Beijing’s diverse architecture with a tour encompassing

modern icons, such as the egg-shaped National Grand Theatre;

factories transformed into art hubs; and traditional hutongs lined

with low-slung teahouses.

Full-day • Beijing

BAMBOO RAFTING IN RURAL CHINA

See China’s surreal karst landscape on a traditional bamboo raft.

Float along the emerald Yulong River, a lesser-travelled tributary

of the busy Li River, watching locals punt goods to market.

Full-day • Yangshuo

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SOFITEL LEGEND PEOPLE’S GRAND HOTEL XIAN

Floor-to-ceiling elegance and Art Deco flourishes make this

hotel feel suitably grand. It’s set on the former Imperial Palace

grounds in the heart of Xian, within walking distance of the

city’s many historical attractions. Established in 1953, the

property was refurbished in 2014 and offers all high-end modern

conveniences.

THE PENINSULA BEIJING

A landmark building in Beijing, The Peninsula exudes luxury.

Chinese influences are showcased throughout, from the imposing

exterior with its rooftop eaves through to the décor of each room

and suite. Enjoy touchscreen-controlled features, elegant furniture,

chic marble bathrooms, and a fantastic choice of dining options.

BANYAN TREE YANGSHUO

Looking out over the spectacular Li River, Banyan Tree

Yangshuo allows you to drink in some amazing scenery. The 142

suites and villas of this village-like resort boast captivating views

of karst mountains and serene lakes.

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14 DAYS

SOUTH-EAST ASIA & THE FAR EAST

CHINA

FROM £4,995PP

MAR-NOV

DAY 1: ARRIVE BEIJING, CHINA

You will be transferred from the airport

to your luxury Beijing hotel.

DAYS 2-4: BEIJING

Explore all the sights of Beijing, including the

Forbidden City, with privileged A&K access.

DAY 5: XIAN

Take a high-speed train to Xian and transfer to

your comfortable accommodation.

DAY 6: XIAN

View the iconic Terracotta Army, tour Big

Wild Goose Pagoda, and stroll between the

food stalls of the Muslim Quarter.

DAY 7: CHENGDU

Head to Chengdu for an afternoon at leisure in

Asia’s first UNESCO City of Gastronomy.

DAY 8: CHENGDU

Visit the beloved Panda Breeding and

Research Centre for a rewarding and

unforgettable experience.

DAYS 9-11: YANGTZE RIVER

Discover the beauty and history of the

world’s third-longest river, the Yangtze,

during a luxury Sanctuary cruise.

DAY 12: SHANGHAI

Fly to Shanghai, the ‘Paris of the East’, ready to

witness China’s ultramodern side.

BANYAN TREE YANGSHUO

DAY 13: SHANGHAI

Explore this electrifying city with an A&K

guide, who will cater the tour for your interests.

DAY 14: DEPART SHANGHAI

Fly home with countless photos and fond

memories from your time in China.

PRICING

At A&K all of our journeys are individually

tailored to suit your needs and timescale.

As a guide, this 14-day suggested holiday

will cost from £4,995 per person, based

on two sharing, including flights, transfers,

accommodation, selected meals, and

guided excursions.

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Australasia

With unique wildlife, cosmopolitan cities, and spectacular landscapes, Australia and

New Zealand have something for everyone. Marvel at Uluru up close and witness Aboriginal

traditions in the outback. Swim with technicoloured fish on the Ningaloo and Great Barrier

Reefs. Hit the beaches in Broome and see the sights in Sydney. Get active in New Zealand’s

adventure capital, become immersed in Maori culture, and hop between Marlborough’s wineries

“We have just returned from an amazing month in New Zealand

organised by A&K. Our consultant, Craig, was very knowledgeable

and helpful. He put together exactly the holiday we wanted.

We also had peace of mind that should there have been a problem,

the A&K team would have sorted it out for us”

Mary, Trustpilot review, 2020

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AUSTRALASIA

NORTHERN

TERRITORY

QUEENSLAND

Great

Barrier Reef

WESTERN

AUSTRALIA

Blue Mountains

SOUTH

AUSTRALIA

NEW SOUTH

WALES

Sydney

✈ 24 hours

Perth

✈ 17 hours

Uluru

VICTORIA

Melbourne

23 hours

TAS

Auckland

✈ 26 hours

Franz Josef Glacier

Christchurch

✈ 26 hours

Milford Sound

Fiordland National Park

NEW

ZEALAND

Queenstown

✈ 27 hours

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Australia

Australia is irresistible. Explore the rugged outback,

discover the history of the Aboriginal people and be

dazzled by the bright lights of the cities. From rock

to reef, wildlife to wine, beach to bush – a visit to Oz

promises diversity in abundance

n o t t o b e m i s s e d

• Dine in the desert by starlight, gazing upon

the vast silhouette of Uluru

• Enjoy Australia’s myriad UNESCO World

Heritage Sites

• Dive into the underwater worlds of the

Great Barrier and Ningaloo Reefs

• Explore the country’s cityscapes, such as the

laneways and arcades of buzzy Melbourne

• Absorb the spectacular views during a self-drive

holiday on the Great Ocean Road

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DISCOVER ROTTNEST ISLAND

Visit the beautiful Rottnest Island and admire quokka, the rare

marsupial found only here. You will see plenty more wildlife as

you learn all about the island’s colourful history.

Full-day • Perth

CYCLE THROUGH THE BAROSSA VALLEY

Experience a scenic cycling tour in one of Australia’s oldest wine

regions. Afterwards, sample the world-class produce for yourself

with a wine and cheese tasting.

Half-day • Barossa Valley

WHISKY TRAILS TOUR

Enjoy Tasmanian whisky, one of Hobart’s most popular exports,

as you visit three working distilleries with an expert guide.

You’ll travel through some of the island’s most impressive

natural scenery as you go.

Full-day • Hobart, Tasmania

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LONGITUDE 131°

A gateway to Australia’s ‘Red Centre’, this resort is luxurious,

eco-sensitive, and romantic. With just 15 luxury tents to stay in

and unbeatable views of Uluru, Longitude 131° promises

a truly exclusive experience of the outback.

LIZARD ISLAND RESORT & SPA

Secluded from the rest of the world, tiny Lizard Island sits

right on the Great Barrier Reef, surrounded by 24 powdery

white beaches. While cast away here, enjoy the wealth of diving

opportunities and dine on fine local food. Then retreat to one of

the 40 private suites and relax on your beach-view deck.

THE LANGHAM

This award-winning, five-star urban retreat offers easy access to

the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the city’s cosmopolitan charms.

A Leading Hotel of the World, it boasts the highest standards in

accommodation, cuisine, and service, all while maintaining a

tranquil, welcoming atmosphere.

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16 DAYS

FROM £7,075PP

NOV-APR

AUSTRALASIA

AUSTRALIA

DAYS 1-3: ARRIVE MELBOURNE,

AUSTRALIA

Fly to one of Australia’s most exciting cities,

then transfer to your hotel.

DAY 4: MELBOURNE

Enjoy a private tour of Melbourne’s

atmospheric arcades and alleyways as you

learn of the city’s history, art and architecture.

The rest of your day is at leisure.

DAY 5: YARRA VALLEY

In the Yarra Valley wine region, sample your

way around boutique wineries and private

cellars before a sumptuous four-course dinner.

DAY 6: ULURU

Fly to the legendary Uluru (Ayers Rock).

Learn the stories of the area and see the rock

art of the ancients. You should get to enjoy a

spectacular sunset.

DAY 7: ULURU

Watch the sun rise over Kata Tjuta on a private

tour of this spiritual place. A walking tour

reveals the region’s dynamic ecology. At dusk,

enjoy an exclusive desert dinner.

LONGITUDE 131˚

p e r f e c t ly

c o m b i n e d w i t h

New Zealand

Extend your adventure

Down Under in New

Zealand, where you can

explore the outdoors in a

cooler climate. Continue

your food and wine

adventure, and discover

Maori culture.

DAY 8: PORT DOUGLAS

Join a camel ride to see the sun rise over

Uluru, then fly to Cairns and transfer to your

resort in Port Douglas where you’ll be sitting

pretty by the sands of Four Mile Beach.

DAY 9: LOW ISLES

Enjoy an entire day of snorkelling and coral

viewing at the idyllic Low Isles.

DAYS 10 & 11: PORT DOUGLAS.

Following a day at leisure, a member of the

Kuku Yalanji people will open your eyes to

the culture and craft of indigenous Australia

during a forest walkabout.

DAYS 12-15: SYDNEY

Fly from Cairns to Sydney for four nights in

this great city. Explore the city with an expert

guide for the day to discover top attractions

including the Opera House and Bondi Beach.

Take an included luxury 4.5 hour lunch cruise

around the harbour on another day.

DAY 16: DEPART SYDNEY

Fly home to the UK.

PRICING

At A&K all of our journeys are individually

tailored to suit your needs and timescale. As a

guide, this 16-day suggested holiday will cost

from £7,075 per person, based on two sharing,

including flights, car hire, accommodation,

selected meals, and guided excursions.

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New

Zealand

With its jaw-dropping geography, Maori heritage,

charming cities, and world-class cuisine,

New Zealand is well worth the long flight time.

If you’re seeking outdoor pursuits, this is heaven:

here you’ll find mountains, fjords, forests, and

beaches; a mild climate in which to enjoy them;

and the perfect homegrown wine to toast the view

n o t t o b e m i s s e d

• Embark on the ultimate road trip,

driving from Auckland to Queenstown

• Ride the TranzAlpine train through the

spectacular Southern Alps

• Experience authentic Maori culture and

cuisine in Rotorua

• Sip ice-cold sauvignon blanc on a glacier in

the South Island

• Swim with dolphins at the Bay of Many Coves

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AMERICA’S CUP YACHTING EXPERIENCE

Live life in the fast lane as you take the helm of an America’s Cup

super-yacht. This is the ultimate sailing experience, set on the

beautiful Waitematā Harbour.

2 hours • Auckland

PRIVATE WINE TASTING & CAVE DOOR

Enjoy a private tour of Gibbston Valley Wines, located in one of

the world’s southernmost wine growing regions and home to

New Zealand’s largest underground wine cave.

Half-day • Gibbston Valley

GUIDED WALK OF ROUTEBURN TRACK

Journey to Lake Wakatipu and set out on the famous Routeburn

walk. Guided by an expert, you’ll have the chance to admire the

peaks, valleys, and lakes of two national parks.

Full-day • Southland

THE LODGE AT KAURI CLIFFS

Enjoy 180-degree views of the Pacific Ocean, Cape Brett, and

the Cavalli Islands when you stay here. Every suite offers its own

private porch, bedroom with sitting area and open fireplace, walkin

wardrobe, and bathroom. You also have easy access to a par-72

championship golf course which affords phenomenal ocean vistas.

HUKA LODGE

This picturesque Relais & Châteaux lodge enjoys a privileged

riverside location. There are just 25 rooms, including two

exclusive Huka Lodge Cottages, and all boast views of the

beautiful, manicured grounds. Previous guests include

Queen Elizabeth II, Sir Rod Stewart, and Sir Michael Palin.

MATAKAURI LODGE

Surrounded by alpine lakes and mountain peaks, Matakauri

Lodge is among Queenstown’s most elegant hideaways. Choose

from just 11 luxurious rooms styled by acclaimed interior

designer Virginia Fisher. For a range of luxurious extras, opt

for the impressive Owner’s Cottage.

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New Zealand

15 DAYS

FROM £8,200PP

NOV-APR

AUSTRALASIA

NEW ZEALAND

MATAKAURI LODGE

DAYS 1-3: ARRIVE AUCKLAND,

NEW ZEALAND

Fly to Auckland, then transfer to your hotel.

DAY 4: AUCKLAND

Today, learn all about Maori culture. View

ancient volcanoes, admire Auckland Museum’s

architecture, explore the suburb of Parnell and

see the city’s pretty beaches.

DAYS 5 & 6: ROTORUA

Stop off at beauty spots on your scenic drive to

Rotorua. En route, you have the opportunity

to tour the fantastical Hobbiton Movie Set.

DAY 7: BLENHEIM

Fly to Blenheim on South Island, famed for

its warm summers, rich history and natural

beauty. Transfer to your hotel.

DAY 8: BLENHEIM

Set out on a tour of Marlborough’s wine

regions, enjoying insider access to a number of

astonishing estates.

DAY 9: CHRISTCHURCH

Navigate mountain passes and sweeping plains

as you head to the coastal city of Christchurch.

DAYS 10 & 11: FRANZ JOSEF

Ride the TranzAlpine rail to Greymouth,

slicing through the Southern Alps. Then

drive to Franz Josef to explore its glacier.

p e r f e c t ly

c o m b i n e d w i t h

Australia

Discover more of

Australasia’s wonders

in Australia. Spend

time watching the

unique wildlife, hike

through the dramatic

outback, or unwind on

the balmy beaches.

DAY 12: QUEENSTOWN

Pass lakes, rivers, forests and curious kea on

your journey to Queenstown, enjoying a wellearned

rest at your hotel upon arrival.

DAY 13: QUEENSTOWN

Tour Milford Sound by road, water and air.

Drive along scenic Milford Road, cruise the

fiord aboard a modern vessel, then fly over

waterfalls, mountains and Lake Wakatipu.

DAY 14: QUEENSTOWN

Enjoy your final day in New Zealand at leisure.

Explore the city, or find out why Queenstown

is the adventure capital of the world with a

range of high-octane activities.

DAY 15: DEPART QUEENSTOWN

Fly back to the UK.

PRICING

At A&K all of our journeys are individually

tailored to suit your needs and timescale. As a

guide, this 15-day suggested holiday will cost

from £8,200 per person, based on two sharing,

including flights, car hire, accommodation,

selected meals, and guided excursions.

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The Indian

subcontinent

Colour and character define the Indian subcontinent, where sacred sites and rituals survive

alongside today’s faster pace of life. Beyond India’s bejewelled palaces, spice-filled markets,

and bustling cities lie Sri Lanka’s palm-fringed beaches and verdant tea plantations;

Nepal’s cloud-piercing mountains; and the hospitality and Buddhist traditions of Bhutan.

Wide smiles await you whatever your chosen destination

“We were very satisfied indeed with A&K’s organisation,

pre-holiday planning and the knowledgeable and helpful

local tour guides and general support whilst touring in India.

We would highly recommend A&K to anyone”

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The Golden

Temple

Valley of Flowers

INDIAN SUBCONTINENT

Deepalaya

School

Digantar

School

NEPAL

Delhi

✈ 9 hours 15 mins

BHUTAN

Hansraj

Children’s Home

Taj Mahal

Kolkata

✈ 12 hours 25 mins

Mumbai

✈ 9 hours 10 mins

Gateway of India

INDIA

ANDAMAN

ISLANDS

Hyderabad

✈ 9 hours 40 mins

Bangalore

✈ 9 hours 55 mins

Chennai

✈ 10 hours 5 mins

Brihadishwara Temple

Wilpattu

National Park

Minneriya

National

Park

Colombo

✈ 9 hours 55 mins

Gal Oya

National Park

SRI LANKA

Udawalawe

National Park

Galle

Project Leopard

Yala

National

Park

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India

India is diverse, intoxicating, and colourful –

from the snow-capped mountains of the high

Himalaya, to the windswept deserts of Rajasthan.

Whether you’re exploring opulent imperial

palaces, or sampling sublimely spiced cuisine,

this captivating country offers a sensory overload

in the best possible way

n o t t o b e m i s s e d

• View the Taj Mahal at sunrise and sunset

• Discover the old and new faces of Delhi

• Visit the jewel of Jaipur, the Amber Fort

• Punt through Kumarakom’s backwaters on

a traditional barge

• Spot tiger during a luxury safari in one of

India’s many national parks

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MUMBAI AT DAWN

Discover the spirit of Mumbai with a dawn tour. As the sun rises

over this vibrant city, you’ll gain an insight into the bustling markets

that fuel local life.

Half-day • Mumbai

DIWALI WITH A LOCAL FAMILY

Experience the ‘Festival of Light’ in the company of a local family.

Taste delicious festive dishes and learn all about the customs and

beliefs surrounding India’s biggest celebration.

3-4 hours • Gurgaon

DELHI STREET-FOOD TOUR

Uncover the culinary secrets of Old Delhi during this tour of its

vibrant markets. You’ll sample authentic street food favourites

and discover brand new flavours.

2-3 hours • Delhi

ZIP LINING ON THE MEHRANGARH FORT

Experience Jodhpur’s most impressive site during a thrilling zip

line ride. Descend from one of the fort’s clifftop battlements for

uninterrupted views over the red desert and brilliant blue houses.

Half-day • Jodhpur

HANSRAJ CHILDREN’S HOME

See firsthand the good being done at this residential girls’ school,

supported by A&K. Hear the girls’ stories, and take part in games

and other activities to brighten your day.

30-40 minutes • Udaipur

WITNESS THE GANGA AARTI CEREMONY

Experience the ritual of aarti at sunset along the banks of the holy

Ganges River. Hear hymns sung by saffron-robed gurus, smell the

incense, and watch disciples sway by candlelight.

3 hours • Dehradun, Himalaya

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In Search of Tiger

11 DAYS

FROM £4,395PP

OCT-JUN

DAY 1: ARRIVE MUMBAI

Fly into Mumbai, the gateway of India and

the start of your Indian tiger safari.

DAY 2: PENCH

Enjoy a welcome dinner at Jamtara

Wilderness Camp, a stone’s throw from

Pench National Park.

DAY 3: PENCH

Experience thrilling game drives in search

of tiger in the place that inspired Kipling’s

The Jungle Book.

DAY 4: KANHA

Rise early for a final morning game drive in

Pench before your journey to Kanha.

p e r f e c t ly

c o m b i n e d w i t h

Bhutan

Venture north to the

Himalayan kingdom of

Bhutan for tranquillity

and tradition. This

secluded sanctuary

offers the perfect

contrast to the bustle

of India’s big cities.

DAYS 5 & 6: KANHA

Spend two days exploring the sweeping forests

and spotting wildlife on intrepid game drives.

DAY 7: BANDHAVGARH

Embark on the long but worthwhile drive to

Bandhavgarh, a renowned tiger hot spot.

DAYS 8 & 9: BANDHAVGARH

Enjoy two days spotting leopard, wild oxen,

abundant birdlife, and, of course, tiger.

DAY 10: DELHI

After breakfast in the bush, spend your final

night at the opulent Oberoi Gurgaon in Delhi.

DAY 11: DEPART DELHI

Relaxed, rejuvenated, and with some

unforgettable adventures under your belt,

it’s time to head home.

PRICING

At A&K all of our journeys are individually

tailored to suit your needs and timescale.

As a guide, this 11-day suggested holiday

will cost from £4,395 per person, based

on two sharing, including flights, transfers,

accommodation, selected meals and

guided excursions.

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SUJAN JAWAI

Located between Jodhpur and Jaipur in one of the best leopardspotting

sites on Earth, JAWAI offers luxury in India’s verdant wilds.

Stay in stylish canvas tents complete with private verandas and en

suites. A team of highly trained staff will look after your every need.

THE TAJ MAHAL PALACE

For more than a century, Mumbai’s Taj Mahal Palace has hosted

maharajahs, dignitaries, and eminent personalities from across the

globe. Whether you choose a room in the hotel’s Palace or Tower,

your accommodation is certain to be a blend of old-world elegance

and modern comforts.

KAHANI PARADISE

Set in eight hectares of garden, forest and farmland, this stylish

hideaway estate enjoys panoramic views over tropical beaches,

towering cliffs and vast stretches of jungle. Experience the sound of

chattering tropical birds, the aroma of authentic Indian cooking, and

the feel of soft sands beneath your feet at nearby Paradise Beach.

LEELA PALACE

The Leela Palace Udaipur, with its breath-taking view of the Aravalli

Mountains, stands majestically on the banks of Lake Pichola.

Evoking the opulence of a bygone era, all 72 rooms and eight suites

overlook the lake’s tranquil waters, and you can arrive by luxury car

or on one of the hotel’s delightfully decorated boats.

THE IMPERIAL, NEW DELHI

Built in 1931 by an associate of Sir Edwin Lutyens, The Imperial

is a mélange of Victorian, colonial, and Art Deco styles. The

spacious rooms are lovely, with interiors themed around the

building’s contrasting architectural styles. It’s located steps

away from the major attractions of the city.

ANANDA RESORT & SPA DEHRADUN

Nestled in the Himalayan foothills and overlooking the Ganges, this

wonderful resort effortlessly celebrates the spiritual philosophies

of this region. The public areas are housed in the Palace of the

Maharaja of Tehri Garhwal, which has hosted some of India’s most

renowned heads of state, and 75 rooms exude understated luxury.

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Hiking in the

remote Himalaya

4 DAYS/3 NIGHTS

FROM £2,895PP

INDIAN SUBCONTINENT

ACTIVE & WELLNESS

SUJAN JAWAI

Spend four days hiking off the beaten track in

India’s Himalaya. This lesser-known sweet spot

in Uttarakhand promises adventure away from

the crowds. High up in tiny hillside villages,

you’ll engage with local culture as it has been

for hundreds of years. Avid hikers can traverse

a rugged landscape offering vistas of teetering

peaks and terraced fields. Then, when the

evening sets in, bunk down in peak-side

cottages without another soul in sight.

INDIA

KAHANI PARADISE

A foodie sojourn

in Mumbai

3 DAYS/2 NIGHTS

FROM £895 - £3,995PP

FOOD & DRINK

Take to Mumbai’s streets and make your way

through the foodie paradise of Mohammed

Ali Road, feasting on local treats from kebabs

to kaleja. Visit Worli fishing village and meet

the Kolis, a community of fisherfolk whose

daily lives are steeped in tradition. Then enjoy

a cooking class with the lady of a modern

Mumbai household where you’ll learn some

tips for how to make a signature masala.

Pottery to palaces

4 DAYS/3 NIGHTS

FROM £1,845PP

ARTS & CULTURE

The city of Jaipur seduces from all angles.

Spend three nights exploring Rajasthan’s

capital, a world-renowned epicentre for

crafts; block printed textiles, hand-painted

pottery, and intricate jewellery. Experience

this firsthand with private workshops and

masterclasses in ancestral techniques. Then

admire grandeur on a royal scale as you

explore the city’s alluring palaces, including

private sections of the City Palace usually

off-limits for travellers.

PRICING

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share and select experiences. For further

information on inclusions and how to combine

Travel Edits to create your tailor-made holiday,

speak to an A&K travel specialist.

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Sri Lanka

The teardrop island, Sri Lanka brims with lush

landscapes, ancient treasures, and colonial

history – ringed by the beaches of the Indian

Ocean. Visit a tea plantation, immerse yourself

in Buddhist temples, or visit historic coastal towns

n o t t o b e m i s s e d

• Climb to the rock-top fortress of Sigiriya

• Visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy

• Enjoy safari drives in Yala National Park

• Explore the famous Galle Dutch Fort area

• View the UNESCO-listed Dambulla cave temple

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STILT FISHING IN SRI LANKA

For generations, the fishermen of the southern shores have cast

their lines while perched high on stilts. Witness this fascinating,

age-old method of fishing, and perhaps try it for yourself.

3 hours • Weligama

UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY WITH BLUE WHALE

Dive beneath the Indian Ocean to photograph one of Sri Lanka’s

Big Five – the blue whale. Learn from experts how to capture

images of the world’s largest animal in its element.

6 hours • Trinco

PRIVATE TEA TASTING EXPERIENCE

Learn about the centuries-old history of tea cultivation in Sri

Lanka, as you’re guided to brew, strain, and taste 12 types of tea

by a master.

1 hour • Colombo

WATER GARDEN SIGIRIYA

Only 20 minutes from Sigiriya Rock in the Cultural Triangle,

Water Garden Sigiriya boasts breathtaking views of Sri Lanka’s

most iconic sites. Pretty gardens and paddy fields surround this

boutique resort, ideal for walking, cycling and birdwatching, and

the 30 villas offer a complete retreat from the everyday.

THOTALAGALA

In the heart of tea country, this beautifully restored plantation

bungalow retains all the charm of its original design. Stay in

one of seven spacious suites, each themed around personalities

that have shaped the region. There’s plenty to do locally, and the

historic city of Kandy is within easy reach.

THE CAPE WELIGAMA

Looking out over the Indian Ocean, Cape Weligama sits in five

hectares of manicured gardens close to Galle. The 39 private

rooms create the feel of a traditional Sri Lankan village, and a

stay here is peaceful and soothing; relax on your terrace with a

pot of Ceylon tea or slip into the infinity pool.

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14 DAYS

FROM £4,045PP

INDIAN SUBCONTINENT

JAN-APR & SEP-DEC

WATER GARDEN SIGIRIYA

DAY 1: ARRIVE COLOMBO,

SRI LANKA

Maximise your holiday time by flying

overnight to Sri Lanka’s capital, Colombo.

SRI LANKA

DAY 2: SIGIRIYA

Ahead of tomorrow’s visit to Sigiriya,

unwind at Water Garden Sigiriya amid

emerald rice paddies.

DAY 3: SIGIRIYA & DAMBULLA

An exhilarating stair climb delivers you to

the rock-top ruins of the fifth-century

Sigiriya palace. There’s more ancient wonder

nearby at the Buddha-festooned Dambulla

Rock Temples.

DAY 4: POLONNARUWA &

MINNERIYA

Admire the tombs, stupas and vast reclining

Buddha of the Polonnaruwa ruins. Then, enjoy

a 4x4 safari in the forests of Minneriya, home

to sambar deer, macaque and elephant.

DAYS 5 & 6: KANDY

Spend two days exploring Kandy, Sri Lanka’s

cultural centre. Visit the tranquil Peradeniya

Botanical Gardens before exploring the

countryside. Finish with a visit to the sacred

Temple of the Tooth.

p e r f e c t ly

c o m b i n e d w i t h t h e

Maldives

Combine your trip

with some time in

the neighbouring

Maldives, where

heaven is a place on

Earth, and luxury is

the standard for both

couples and families.

DAYS 7 & 8: HATTON

Arrive in tea country by rail and explore

at leisure with your private guide. Options

include scenic walking trails, a pilgrimage

up Adam’s Peak, or golf in the pretty city of

Nuwara Eliya.

DAYS 9 & 10: GALLE

Drive to Galle, a coastal city with a Dutch

colonial influence. Stroll around its

magnificent fort, cycle along the scenic coast,

and – depending on the season – enjoy a

whale-watching excursion.

DAYS 11-13: BENTOTA

Drive to the resort town of Bentota for three

nights of Sri Lankan beach bliss. Water sports,

spa treatments, exquisite curries and tamarind

martinis await.

DAY 14: DEPART COLOMBO

Fly back to the UK via Colombo Airport.

PRICING

At A&K all of our journeys are individually

tailored to suit your needs and timescale.

As a guide, this 14-day suggested holiday

will cost from £4,045 per person, based

on two sharing, including flights, transfers,

accommodation, selected meals and

guided excursions.

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Latin America

Latin America is a patchwork of incredible landscapes, captivating cultures, vibrant cities,

and fascinating heritage. From the idyllic delights of its Caribbean coastline to the panoramic

splendour of Patagonia and the Andes, natural beauty abounds. Tour Peru’s archaeological sites;

discover the natural wonders of the Galápagos, Costa Rica, and the Amazon;

then imbibe the festival atmosphere in Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro

“The holiday was amazing, we had a great time and we really enjoyed

being with our family. It is a wonderful country with extraordinary

people who know how to treat the customer very well.

The agent there, Victor, was always looking out for us and how things

were going during our stay - we felt very well looked after!”

Marta, 2021

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MEXICO

LATIN AMERICA

BELIZE

GUATEMALA

COSTA RICA

Nicoya Peninsula

Tortuguero

National Park

Manuel Antonio

National Park

COSTA RICA

Corcovado

National Park

Quito

✈ 14 hours 10 mins

Galápagos Islands

ECUADOR

COLOMBIA

Amazon

PERU

Lima

✈ 12 hours 35 mins

Machu Picchu

BRAZIL

Children of the

Rainbow School

The Pantanal

Easter Island

Atacama desert

CHILE

Santiago

✈ 14 hours 35 mins

ARGENTINA

Ibera Wetlands

Iguazu National Park

Rio de Janeiro

✈ 11 hours 35 mins

Buenos Aires

✈ 13 hours 45 mins

Parque Nacional los Glaciers

Torres del Paine National Park

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Peru

Irresistible Incan culture and natural beauty blend

seamlessly in Peru. Enjoy Cusco, gateway to

Machu Picchu. Head to Arequipa, home to the

‘Ice Maiden’ Incan mummy. Watch condors at

Colca Canyon, or cruise on Lake Titicaca

n o t t o b e m i s s e d

• Explore the Incan city of Machu Picchu,

Peru’s 15th-century, hilltop wonder

• See condors soar on the Colca Canyon thermals

• Discover history-rich Cusco and the

Sacred Valley

• Visit Lake Titicaca’s floating reed islands

• Admire the stunning colonial architecture

of capital city Lima

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LEARN HOW TO MAKE CEVICHE

Under the guidance of expert Penélope Alzamora, gather the best

ingredients from the local market before learning how to rustle up

Peru’s signature dish, ceviche, along with its ideal side dishes.

Half-day • Lima

LARCO MUSEUM WITH PISCO TASTING

Visit Larco Museum to view one of the largest private collections

of pre-Inca ceramics in the world, then head to the city’s pisco

bars to sip Peru’s national spirit.

Half-day • Lima

WHITE-WATER RAFTING FAMILY ADVENTURE

Explore the hidden gems along the Urubamba River during a

white-water rafting experience. This is the perfect choice for any

family eager to combine nature watching with an adrenaline rush.

Full-day • Cusco

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BELMOND MIRAFLORES PARK

Immerse yourself in the heart of Peru’s captivating capital.

With Pacific Ocean views, this hotel combines service, dining,

and indulgent facilities, creating the perfect base from which to

explore Lima’s historical architecture, exciting museums, and

glamorous shops, bars, and restaurants.

SOL Y LUNA

In the Sacred Valley, surrounded by birdlife and indigenous flora,

the casitas of Sol y Luna blend into the landscape. Visitors can

explore by horseback on Peruvian Pasos, by mountain bike, on

foot, by canoe, or raft; or participate in weaving, pottery, and

Paso riding demonstrations.

TITILAKA

Stay in one of 18 striking suites – luxurious refuges from which

to explore the national, cultural and historical treasures of

this remote region. Enjoy magnificent views of the lake as well

as modern luxuries, including under-floor heating, massage

showers, and portable oxygen tanks for your outdoor exploration.

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MAR-APR & JUN-OCT

LATIN AMERICA

PERU

DAY 1: ARRIVE LIMA, PERU

Maximise your holiday time by flying

overnight to Lima via Madrid.

DAY 2: LIMA

Experience Lima’s lively Barranco

neighbourhood. The city has undergone a

gastronomic revolution, so look forward to

dining on Peruvian classics or innovative

fusion food.

DAY 3: RESERVA AMAZÓNICA

After flying to Puerto Maldonado, cruise on

the Madre de Dios River and delve into the

Amazon jungle, touring via treetop walkways

and hanging bridges. Then return to your

lantern-lit forest cabana.

DAY 4: RESERVA AMAZÓNICA

Explore the boardwalk over rainforest swamps

and marshland – top bird and reptile spotting

territory. In the afternoon, enjoy a boat trip on

Lake Sandoval, home to giant otters, snapping

piranhas and vivid parrots.

DAY 5: CUSCO

Fly to the former Inca capital of Cusco and the

Sacred Valley, famed for its colourful markets,

flower-filled plains and historical wonders.

SOL Y LUNA

p e r f e c t ly

c o m b i n e d w i t h

Mexico

Head from the bottom

of Latin America to the

top, for Mexico’s mariachiscored

squares, Aztec

and Mayan pyramids,

Mesoamerican dishes and

gorgeous beaches.

DAY 6: URUBAMBA

Explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

Highlights include the vibrant town of

Chinchero and the impressive Inca fortress at

Ollantaytambo.

DAY 7: MACHU PICCHU

Visit Machu Picchu, the iconic ‘Lost City of

the Incas’. After a guided tour, you’re at leisure

to explore this mountaintop marvel.

DAY 8: CUSCO

Wake up early to watch the sun glint over the

misty citadel before the crowds arrive. Return

to Cusco via a scenic rail journey, followed by

a delicious Peruvian dinner.

DAY 9: CUSCO

Take a tour around Cusco’s cobbled

streets, then head out to the Inca site of

Sacsayhuamán, where giant stones were

arranged by the Incas more than 500 years ago.

DAY 10: DEPART LIMA

Fly home today via Lima.

PRICING

At A&K, all of our luxury holidays are

individually tailored to suit your needs and

timescale. As a guide, this 10-day suggested

journey costs from £4,245 per person, based

on two sharing, including flights, transfers,

accommodation and guided excursions.

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Ecuador &

the Galápagos

Ecuador boasts dizzying Andean peaks, swathes

of Amazon rainforest, idyllic beaches, and

attractive villages. It’s also home to the renowned

Galápagos Islands. Discover this volcanic

archipelago, famous for its endemic species

and biodiversity, and you’ll soon understand

why Charles Darwin was so inspired

n o t t o b e m i s s e d

• Encounter iguana, cormorant, and giant tortoise

during a thrilling Galápagos cruise

• Explore the cobbled streets and buzzing markets

of the UNESCO-listed city of Quito

• Visit a cloud forest and stay at sustainable-chic

Mashpi Lodge. Be sure to see the research centre

• Chug through the Avenue of Volcanoes rail line

aboard the Tren Crucero

• Trek into the Amazon rainforest, one of the

most biodiverse landscapes on Earth

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MAKE YOUR OWN PANAMA HAT

During a hands-on workshop tour in Montecristi, learn from a

local expert how to weave your very own Panama hat – then take

your handmade straw chapeau away with you.

Half-day • Manabi, Ecuador

OYSTER PICKING IN ECUADOR

Enjoy the ultimate sea-to-plate experience when you pick your

own oysters. Journey to an isolated island with an expert chef to

seek the freshest seafood, before preparing ceviche beside the sea.

Half-day • Puerto Cayo, Ecuador

HELICOPTER OVER THE AVENUE OF VOLCANOES

Admire the Avenue of Volcanoes from up high with a stylish

helicopter flight. As you swoop over the Andes, you will be

astonished by the volcanic peaks and deep valleys.

40 minutes • Tambillo, Ecuador

CASA GANGOTENA

This colonial-era mansion has a prime position overlooking

Quito’s Plaza San Francisco. Its sophisticated interior embraces

the building’s original features and the garden blazes with

ornamental plants. The hotel’s rooftop terrace affords panoramic

views across the spires of Quito’s Old Town to Panecillo Hill.

MASHPI LODGE

This contemporary eco-friendly lodge sits within a 1,200-hectare

private reserve, part of biodiversity hot spot Tumbez-Choco-

Darien. Expect spectacular forest views, a high standard of dining

and innovative ideas for exploring – including a canopy gondola

and sky bike – all less than three hours’ drive from Quito.

ELITE

Island hop the Galápagos aboard world-class catamaran Elite.

Stay in one of nine suites, where you can soak up the everchanging

views from your private balcony, and dress for a formal

dinner with friends up on the sky deck. Accommodation includes

all meals and exciting on-board and on-shore activities.

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& the Galápagos

13 DAYS

FROM £9,885PP

LATIN AMERICA

ECUADOR & GALÁPAGOS

JAN-MAR & JUN-AUG

DAY 1: ARRIVE QUITO, ECUADOR

Maximise your holiday time by flying

overnight to Quito.

DAY 2: QUITO

Arrive in Quito, Ecuador’s high-altitude,

UNESCO-listed capital. Explore the buzzing

central plaza by day and enjoy sophisticated

bars and restaurants by night.

DAY 3: GALÁPAGOS ISLANDS

This morning, fly to the Galápagos island

of Baltra, ready to discover the diverse

wildlife and volcanic scenery of the isolated

archipelago that so inspired Darwin.

DAYS 4-9: GALÁPAGOS ISLANDS

Spend five unforgettable days cruising around

the volcanic islands of the Galápagos. Watch

blue-footed boobies prance around statuesque

rocks, snorkel with sea lions and explore

lunar-like landscapes. Every day offers a

different island, bay or cove to explore.

p e r f e c t ly

c o m b i n e d w i t h

Colombia

Hop over the border

for the lesser-visited

attractions of Colombia,

including jungle-backed

beaches, atmospheric

towns and the soaring

Andes Mountains.

DAY 10: OTAVALO

Fly back to Quito and transfer to the

highlands. Here you experience true

relaxation as you slip into the quieter pace

of hacienda life.

DAY 11: OTAVALO

Today you’re free to enjoy the bucolic

surrounds of a tranquil hacienda. Explore the

ranch, try your hand at farming, and stroll or

horse ride through the verdant valleys.

DAY 12: QUITO

Visit the busy town of Otavalo, which has been

one of the Andes’ most important markets

for millennia. Bargain for the exceptional

weavings and tapestries for which the region is

famous, before returning to Quito.

DAY 13: DEPART QUITO

Fly home late this morning.

PRICING

At A&K, all of our luxury holidays are

individually tailored to suit your needs and

timescale. As a guide, this 13-day suggested

journey costs from £9,885 per person, based

on two sharing, including flights, transfers,

accommodation and guided excursions.

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Chile

Chile is home to many landscapes – from the

northern red desert to the southern granite

mountains and glaciers. The world’s longest and

thinnest country, its formation brings empty spaces,

alien topography, salt lakes, geysers, and clear skies.

The bustling capital city of Santiago sits in one of the

world’s most fertile wine-producing regions

n o t t o b e m i s s e d

• Witness the vast glaciers in wild Patagonia

• Explore trendy Santiago and its eclectic culture

• View Rapa Nui’s iconic moai statues

• Stargaze in the lunar-like landscape of the

Atacama Desert

• Enjoy a private wine tasting session in the

Casablanca Valley

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DON MELCHOR EXPERIENCE

Gain an insight into how Chile’s iconic Don Melchor wine is

produced. Visit the Concha y Toro vineyards for a tour and a

rewarding wine-tasting experience.

4 hours • Maipo Valley

HOME DINING WITH A CHILEAN CHEF

Sample traditional cuisine and sparkling wines with a visit to

the home of renowned chef and art lover, Almendra Santibáñez.

Enjoy her contemporary Chilean dishes based on local,

seasonal ingredients.

Half-day • Santiago

GLAMPING IN THE ATACAMA

Combine adventure with a touch of A&K luxury when you spend

a night glamping in the Atacama Desert. Be awed by cloudless,

star-sprinkled skies during your guided expedition.

Overnight • Atacama Desert

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THE SINGULAR PATAGONIA

Set on the shores of the striking Last Hope Fjord, this hotel is

also close to the Torres del Paine National Park. It’s the perfect

base for seeing the many dramatic sights of the region without

missing out on luxury and comfort.

NAYARA ALTO ATACAMA

The interior of this lodge is decorated with old Aguayos

tapestries of the Altiplano, brea lamps, and sculptures and

weavings by local artisans. Outside, the natural beauty of

Atacama abounds. Here in the Catarpe Valley, you’re right

in the heart of the wild.

EXPLORA RAPA NUI

This peaceful hotel is located on remote Easter Island. Discover

the moai (stone heads), the petroglyphs (rock carvings), and

other ancestral traces which lend Easter Island its mystery.

After exploring the archaeology, enjoy the hotel’s swimming

pool, solar-heated Jacuzzi, and sun terraces.

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Classic Chile

13 DAYS

FROM £6,985PP

SEP-MAR

DAY 1: ARRIVE SANTIAGO

Maximise your holiday time by

flying overnight to Chile’s capital,

captivating Santiago.

DAY 2: SANTIAGO

Discover this city’s trendy

neighbourhoods, diverse cultural

heritage, and Andean surrounds.

DAY 3: VALPARAÍSO

Wander along cobbled streets between

colourful houses as you learn all about

this creative hub.

DAY 4: ATACAMA

Begin your desert adventure in bone-dry

Calama and archaeological treasure trove

San Pedro de Atacama.

p e r f e c t ly

c o m b i n e d w i t h

Argentina

Just over the border lie

Argentina’s cultural and

natural riches. Tango in

Buenos Aires, cross the

Iberá Wetlands by horse,

witness thundering

Iguazú Falls, and more.

NAYARA ALTO ATACAMA

DAYS 5 & 6: ATACAMA

Enjoy two more adventurous days here.

Hike volcanoes, drive over dunes, and

stargaze under crystal-clear skies.

DAYS 7 & 8: WINE COUNTRY

Explore the verdant Casablanca Valley by

foot or on horseback, and sample Chile’s

world-famous wine.

DAYS 9-11: TORRES DEL PAINE

Admire the stunning peaks, lakes, and

glaciers as you’re immersed in this

adventurer’s playground.

DAY 12: SANTIAGO

Spend your final night in the capital’s

arts hub, the Bellavista quarter.

DAY 13: DEPART SANTIAGO

Take an overnight flight home or extend your

adventure to the mysterious Easter Island.

PRICING

At A&K, all of our luxury holidays are

individually tailored to suit your needs and

timescale. As a guide, this 13-day suggested

journey costs from £6,985 per person, based

on two sharing, including flights, transfers,

accommodation and guided excursions.

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Argentina

With its incredible landscapes, fabulous capital city,

and world-famous hospitality, Argentina offers a rich

blend of cultural delights and natural beauty. From

elegant Buenos Aires to the dusty foothills of the

Andes, experience some of the very best adventures

South America has to offer

n o t t o b e m i s s e d

• Rest your head in Buenos Aires’ well-heeled

Recoleta district

• Take in a tango show at the esteemed Esquina

Carlos Gardel

• Explore the spectacular Lake District by foot,

horse, or kayak

• Stay at a wine resort and savour the flavours

of local malbec

• Witness Iguazu Falls, one of South America’s

most dramatic sights

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TANGO LESSON IN BUENOS AIRES

Try your hand at the Argentine tango with a lesson in the famous

19th-century coffeehouse, Café Tortoni. Learn the basics from

experts and leave with a passionate spring in your step.

3 hours • Buenos Aires

MARTINA POLO DAY

Enjoy the chance to get up close and personal to the sport of kings

by spending a day at Estancia Villa María, a handsome equestrian

and golfing estate near the capital.

7-8 hours • Buenos Aires

PERITO MORENO GLACIER TREK

Experience a landscape of lagoons, gullies, crevasses, and blue

ice formations as you trek across the spectacular Perito Moreno

Glacier, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Los Glaciares

National Park.

4 hours • Patagonia

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LEGADO MITICO BUENOS AIRES

A combination of old and new, the elegant, 11-room hotel

is located in trendy Palermo Viejo. The local area might be

enticingly buzzy, but don’t miss out on the hotel’s beautiful library,

which is stocked full of books on Argentine history and culture.

AWASI IGUAZÚ

A short drive from the world’s largest waterfalls, the luxury

lodge’s 14 villas enjoy a private and secluded position. Each

villa features a spacious living area, outdoor shower, and private

plunge pool. Get up close with the local wildlife with the help of

your own private guide and 4x4.

ESTANCIA LOS POTREROS

A family-run estancia off the beaten track in Sierras Chicas.

Limited to 12 guests at a time, it offers an authentic taste of

local life. Join in with farm duties, go horse riding, explore the

surroundings, or relax by the pool. Enjoy homemade dishes eaten

at the ‘family’ table.

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ARGENTINA

AWASI IGUAZÚ

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13 DAYS

FROM £6,265PP

SEP-JAN

DAY 1: ARRIVE BUENOS AIRES

Maximise your holiday time by flying

overnight to Argentina.

DAYS 2-4: BARILOCHE

Visit ‘the Alps of South America’. Explore

Gutiérrez Lake or ride on horseback around

Lake Mascardi.

p e r f e c t ly

c o m b i n e d w i t h

Brazil & Chile

Head east to experience

Chile’s natural wonders,

from the Atacama Desert

to Patagonian glaciers; or

venture north for Brazil’s

carnival culture and the

beauty of the Amazon.

DAY 5: BUENOS AIRES

Discover the capital’s elegant atmosphere and

Latin American character. Explore the chic

Palermo area.

DAYS 6 & 7: BUENOS AIRES

During a guided tour, see Plaza de Mayo,

San Telmo’s old quarters, and La Boca.

DAYS 8-10: MENDOZA

Head to the heart of Argentina’s winelands

to learn about the vines that produce its

superior malbec.

DAYS 11 & 12: IGUAZU

Spend the day in Iguazu Falls National Park.

See the wildlife and walk the nature trails.

DAY 13: DEPART PUERTO IGUAZU

Take a short flight from Puerto Iguazu to

Buenos Aires to board your plane home.

PRICING

At A&K, all of our luxury holidays are

individually tailored to suit your needs and

timescale. As a guide, this 13-day suggested

journey costs from £6,265 per person, based

on two sharing, including flights, transfers,

accommodation and guided excursions.

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Brazil

Home to golden beaches, sprawling rainforest, and

samba-fuelled nightlife, Brazil is bold and beautiful.

Enjoy the buzz of Rio, the class of Copacabana, and

the scenery from the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain.

An eco-destination heaven, this is where you can

explore the Amazon and the Pantanal

n o t t o b e m i s s e d

• Gaze at Rio from the deck of a private yacht

• Canoe down the Amazon in search of pink

river dolphin

• Enjoy out-of-hours access to Iguazu Falls

• Sip a sundowner atop Sugarloaf Mountain

• Hike, drive, or paddle around the world’s

largest wetland, the Pantanal

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MEET THE KAYAPÓ TRIBE

Immerse yourself in the lifestyle of the indigenous Kayapó tribe

during a visit to the Amazon. Explore the hidden treasures of the

rainforest while enjoying the comforts of A&K’s exclusive camp.

Part of a six-night itinerary • Amazon

HELICOPTER SHOE SELFIE OVER RIO

Take the ultimate shoe selfie as you hover in a helicopter above

Rio de Janeiro. Wear your signature sandals ready for your

daring snapshot over Christ the Redeemer.

Half-day • Rio de Janeiro

EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO RIO CARNIVAL

During this five-day street party, you can step into a sequined

costume and ride a dazzling float, learn to samba, or simply

enjoy the spectacle from your private box.

Part of a five-night itinerary • Rio de Janeiro

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CAIMAN ECOLOGICAL REFUGE

Stay in one of two contemporary ecolodges surrounded by the

wildlife and natural beauty of the Southern Pantanal. Explore

your surroundings with a tour on foot, by canoe, or in a 4x4.

As night falls, venture out for an evening safari to see the wildlife

stirring under the cover of darkness.

UXUA CASA HOTEL

This boutique hotel and eco-retreat boasts an enchanting location,

right on the Quadrado village green and steps from Trancoso’s

restaurants and boutiques. Relax in one of 10 casas, each created

by local artisans using traditional building methods. Be sure to

make use of the spa, gym, and lake-like swimming pool.

BELMOND COPACABANA PALACE

Planted by the golden sands of Rio’s most famous beach, this

Mediterranean-style, Joseph-Gire-designed Art Deco wonder has

epitomised Brazilian seaside glamour since 1923. It houses three

of Rio’s finest restaurants – Michelin-starred Mee and Ristorante

Hotel Cipriani, and Pérgula.

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10 DAYS

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YEAR-ROUND

LATIN AMERICA

BRAZIL

DAY 1: ARRIVE RIO DE JANEIRO,

BRAZIL

Fly to Rio de Janeiro, the world’s carnival

capital.

DAY 2: RIO DE JANEIRO

Take the scenic cogwheel rail-ride up to Christ

The Redeemer. Later, glimpse behind the

scenes of Rio’s annual carnival, amble in the

Botanical Gardens, master Brazil’s national

cocktail, or explore Rio during a walking tour.

DAY 3: RIO DE JANEIRO

A cycle tour of the South Zone lets you

experience life like a Rio native. Later, ride a

glass-walled cable car to the top of Sugarloaf

Mountain for a scenic sundowner.

DAY 4: IGUAÇU FALLS

After flying to Foz do Iguaçu, savour the

spectacle of the UNESCO-listed Iguaçu Falls

from a glass viewing platform.

DAY 5: IGUAÇU FALLS, ARGENTINA

Cross into Argentina to admire the Falls from

a platform overlooking The Devil’s Throat.

Afterwards, spot colourful birds behind the

scenes of Parque das Aves, or view the Three

Borders by helicopter flight.

DAY 6: BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL

Fly to Brasília in time for a half-day tour of

the capital. Admire the unique architecture

of the Cathedral of Brasília and Three Powers

Square, among other landmarks.

p e r f e c t ly

c o m b i n e d w i t h

Argentina

& Peru

Hop over the border

for the cosmopolitan

delights of Argentina’s

capital, Buenos Aires,

or see the historic Incan

ruins of Machu Picchu in

neighbouring Peru.

DAY 7: SALVADOR

Fly to Salvador. Enjoy a performance of sacred

candomblé dances at the Miguel Santana

Th e a t r e .

DAY 8: SALVADOR

Take a walking tour, soaking up the

atmosphere of Salvador’s narrow, pretty

streets. Later, soak up a little cachaça, too, with

a tasting experience.

DAY 9: SALVADOR

Browse at the centuries-old São Joaquim

market, then sample moqueca, a signature

Bahai dish. Next, try your hand at traditional

Bahai percussion.

DAY 10: DEPART SALVADOR

Fly home via Rio de Janeiro.

BELMOND COPACABANA PALACE

PRICING

At A&K, all of our luxury holidays are

individually tailored to suit your needs and

timescale. As a guide, this 10-day suggested

journey costs from £3,685 per person, based

on two sharing, including flights, transfers,

accommodation and guided excursions.

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Costa Rica

Adventure, nature, and a welcome as warm as

the weather awaits in Costa Rica. Discover calm

Caribbean waters on one side; the waves of the

Pacific on the other; and volcanic peaks, lush

rainforests, and charming towns between. This is

the heart of Central America in more ways than one

n o t t o b e m i s s e d

• Soak in hot springs beneath Arenal Volcano

• Hike, kayak, horse ride, and zip line your way

across this picturesque place

• Watch turtles nesting at idyllic beach

retreat Tortuguero

• Scale the jungle rooftops on a canopy tour, before

zip lining back to the forest floor

• Learn about the Cabécar natives

and their traditional customs

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WHITE-WATER RAFTING CLASS

Enjoy an unforgettable rafting experience in the heart of

the rainforest. View the serene pools, enchanting waterfalls,

and breath-taking gorges as you navigate the Pacuare River

accompanied by an expert guide.

Full-day • San Jose

LEARN HOW TO SURF

Roll into the cool surfer town of Santa Teresa and meet a

professional surf instructor who will help you master the

waves, whether you’re a beginner or a veteran barrel chaser.

2 hours • Santa Teresa Beach

FLY OVER CLOUD FOREST AND VOLCANOES

View Costa Rica’s spectacular volcanoes aboard a helicopter.

This is an opportunity for phenomenal photographs of dramatic

lava and cinder flows. On your return, you’ll pass over the magical

Monteverde Reserve.

2 hours • San Jose

PACUARE LODGE

Stay on the rainforest-clad banks of the Pacuare River at this leading

ecolodge. Join in with its green initiatives promoting sustainable

tourism and feel closer to nature than ever. The comfortable

bungalows here, some with private plunge pools, showcase locally

sourced materials and offer rare views into the natural world.

KASIIYA PAPAGAYO

Situated on the Nicoya Peninsula, Kasiiya Papagayo is an entirely

solar-powered, seven-suite hideaway designed to have minimal

impact on its lush, wild surrounds. Activities include snorkelling,

yoga, nature wellness classes, and – if you're lucky – whale

watching from your private deck.

PLAYA CATIVO LODGE

Set on the Golfo Dulce coastline, Playa Cativo is an

extraordinary eco-lodge accessible only by boat. Enjoy a wide

range of activities in the hotel’s impressive private jungle reserve,

which borders Piedras Blancas National Park. You can also

sample Peruvian cuisine at the organic farm-to-table restaurant.

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Classic Costa Rica

COSTA RICA

15 DAYS

FROM £4,685PP

NOV-MAY

DAY 1: SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA

Welcome to San Jose, a stunning city full

of attractions, whatever the time of day.

DAYS 2 & 3: TORTUGUERO

Visit secluded Tortuguero to view green sea,

leatherback, and hawksbill turtle.

DAY 4: ARENAL

Take a boat to Guápiles and visit an incredible

tropical garden on your way to Arenal.

DAY 5: ARENAL

Cross the treetop bridges of the Sky Walk

before a gentle hike on Arenal Volcano.

DAY 6: ARENAL

Spend the morning rafting the white waters

by the foot of the volcano.

DAY 7: MONTEVERDE

Visit Monteverde, a rainforest reserve nestled

between two cloud forests, before sailing

across Lake Arenal.

p e r f e c t ly

c o m b i n e d w i t h

Guatemala

& Belize

Head north for the small

countries of Guatemala

and Belize to explore

ruins, rainforests, tiny

tropical islands and the

world’s second longest

coral reef.

DAY 8: MONTEVERDE

Spend the day touring historic coffee

and sugarcane plantations.

DAYS 9 & 10: GUANACASTE

From your luxury eco-lodge, explore the

rare dwarf forest, rugged canyon-scapes and

mineral springs of Guanacaste. Activities

available include hiking, white-water tubing

and zip lining.

DAYS 11-14: TAMARINDO

Discover the white sands of Tamarindo

for a stretch of beachside relaxation.

DAY 15: SAN JOSE

After a last stroll along the beach, fly back

to San Jose for your connecting flight.

PACUARE LODGE

PRICING

At A&K, all of our luxury holidays are

individually tailored to suit your needs and

timescale. As a guide, this 15-day suggested

journey costs from £4,685 per person, based

on two sharing, including flights, transfers,

accommodation and guided excursions.

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North America

While western Canada is blanketed with snow, the Florida Keys will be basking in sunshine – and

California can experience both climates at once. The 10 Canadian provinces and 50 US states

house vast plains, deserts, mountains, forests, and beaches. Amid these you’ll find trend-setting

cities and iconic skylines that need little introduction. Whether you’re seeking wide wilderness

or the great open road, cosmopolitan charms or coastal beauty, you’ll find it here

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carefully attended to. The client is at the centre of A&K’s universe”

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NORTH AMERICA

BRITISH

COLUMBIA

ALBERTA

Jasper National Park

Banff National Park

Yosemite

National Park

Zion National

Park &

Bryce Canyon

Monument

Valley

San Francisco

✈ 11 hours

Death Valley

National Park

NEVADA

UTAH

Los Angeles

✈ 11 hours

CALIFORNIA

ARIZONA

Phoenix

✈ 10 hours 55 mins

Las Vegas

✈ 10 hours 45 mins

Sonoran Desert

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California

More than just the home of Hollywood, California

is chock full of world-famous cities. Its

sun-drenched coastlines, restaurants, clear lakes,

and fresh mountain air are best experienced on a

self-drive holiday along the Pacific coast highway.

The Golden State really is a playground for all

n o t t o b e m i s s e d

• Be awed by California’s landscapes from the

formidable Sierra Nevada mountains to the

arid splendours of Yosemite National Park

• Enjoy getting to know Cali’s iconic cities, while

staying in some of the finest hotels on Earth

• Go vineyard hopping in Napa and

Sonoma to taste California’s best wines

• Soak up the sun, sand, and surf lifestyle on

Orange County’s famous beaches

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SKIPPER AN AMERICA’S CUP YACHT

Take an America’s Cup racing yacht for a ride around San

Francisco Bay. Learn all the secrets of high-speed sailing

and view iconic sights such as the Golden Gate Bridge

from a unique perspective.

3 hours • San Francisco

GUIDED HIKE THROUGH YOSEMITE

Discover Yosemite National Park with your experienced guide.

View the Half Dome granite monolith and hike along the

Merced River to a wonderful picnic spot.

4 hours • Yosemite National Park

WORK OUT WITH A TRAINER-TO-THE-STARS

Meet a trainer-to-the-stars and learn how the A-listers stay in

shape. With personalised advice and activities, this private session

is sure to help you achieve your fitness goals, whatever your level.

Various • Los Angeles

o u r fav o u r i t e p l a c e s t o s tay

ZEPPELIN SAN FRANCISCO

This unique, contemporary property in the heart of San

Francisco lies close to Union Square and the Theatre District.

Brimming with quirky touches, the hotel’s characterful rooms

and suites feature comfortable king- or queen-sized beds and the

latest tech, with views over the city’s unmistakable skyline.

LOEWS SANTA MONICA BEACH HOTEL

This property has all the creature comforts of a city hotel right on

the beach, with stunning views to match. The luxurious rooms

and suites offer an airy retreat from the sun while the heated

pool, spa, and restaurants will please the whole family.

THE RESORT AT PELICAN HILL

The Resort at Pelican Hill boasts two golf courses, one of the

largest spas in California, five restaurants, and a wonderfully

extravagant swimming pool. Enjoy great access to Newport Beach

and its stunning harbour. Make the most of the fantastic shopping,

varied outdoor activities, and many other attractions at hand.

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Classic California

12 DAYS

FROM £8,125PP

APR-OCT

NORTH AMERICA

CALIFORNIA

DAY 1: ARRIVE SAN FRANCISCO, USA

Fly to San Francisco, where you collect your

rental vehicle. The rest of your day is at leisure.

DAY 2: SAN FRANCISCO

Begin today with a shared bicycle tour along

San Francisco’s stunning waterfront and onto

the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. Later, board a

catamaran for a shared sunset cruise around

the Bay.

DAYS 3 & 4: YOSEMITE NATIONAL

PARK

Drive to Yosemite National Park, then spend

the rest of the day independently exploring

this haven of waterfalls, alpine meadows and

granite peaks. The following day, admire more

of the park’s natural wonders alongside your

driver guide.

DAYS 5 & 6: MONTEREY

Head to Monterey Bay for a shared kayaking

excursion, with the chance to spot harbour

seals, otters and an array of shorebirds. The

following day, visit Monterey Aquarium for

a private behind-the-scenes view of leopard

sharks, sardines, wolf eels and other marine life.

LOEWS SANTA MONICA BEACH HOTEL

DAY 7: BIG SUR

Drive along California’s scenic coastline to

reach Big Sur. Enjoy a guided hike into McWay

Canyon, home to towering coastal redwoods.

Continue by road to Santa Barbara.

DAY 8: CHANNEL ISLANDS

NATIONAL PARK

After driving to Ventura, catch the ferry to

the Channel Islands, where you enjoy a shared

sea kayaking and snorkelling exploration of

this stunning national park and its captivating

sea caves.

DAYS 9-11: SANTA MONICA

Drive to Santa Monica and settle in for three

nights. Optional private experiences include

surf lessons, a tour of Los Angeles and a cycle

ride to Venice Beach.

DAY 12: DEPART LOS ANGELES

Today, drive to Los Angeles Airport for your

overnight flight home.

PRICING

At A&K all of our journeys are individually

tailored to suit your needs and timescale.

As a guide, this 12-day suggested holiday

will cost from £8,125 per person, based on

two sharing, including flights, transfers,

car hire, accommodation, selected meals

and guided excursions.

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The South

West

The South West is the ultimate ‘great outdoors’.

It’s home to mighty national parks including the

awe-inspiring wonder of the Grand Canyon, as well

as 22 indigenous tribes in whose cultures you can

become immersed. Then there are the neon lights

of Las Vegas. This destination is truly one of a kind

n o t t o b e m i s s e d

• Get a taste of the indomitable frontier spirit of the

Wild West in the region’s epic national parks

• Enjoy a private, guided exploration of the

spectacular Grand Canyon

• Meet a Navajo guide and learn about the region’s

Native American tribes

• Go green and find the famed saguaro cactus in

the Sonoran desert or Utah’s giant cherry trees

• Experience the neon-lit buzz and joie de vivre

of Las Vegas, with insider access from A&K

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RIDE LIKE A COWBOY

Pull on a Stetson and giddy up for the day with a wrangling

adventure through the desert. Ride under the endless skies of

Arizona and learn about everyday outdoor life.

Full- or half-day • Arizona

APACHE TRAIL

Tour the Apache Trail from Phoenix and experience the wonder

of the Superstition Wilderness, Tortilla Flat, Goldfield Ghost

Town, and the scenic Dolly Steamboat Cruise on Canyon Lake.

8 hours • Scottsdale

FLOATING OVER THE SONORAN DESERT

Witness the majesty of the Sonoran Desert with an unforgettable

hot air balloon ride. Photograph the incredible cacti-strewn

expanse from up high, where you can appreciate its vastness.

3 hours • Scottsdale

HYATT REGENCY SCOTTSDALE RESORT & SPA

AT GAINEY RANCH

Just minutes from the vibrant Scottsdale area, this property has

everything you could wish for. All rooms and suites offer either

sunset, mountain, or golf course views, and come complete with

famously comfortable Hyatt Grand beds. Relax in the spa, try

the championship golf course, or take things up a notch with the

myriad outdoor adventure activities available.

AMANGIRI

o u r fav o u r i t e p l a c e s t o s tay

A private, luxurious hideaway in the heart of Navajo country in

Utah, Amangiri has been designed to blend into the natural desert

landscape. Escape from the outside world in one of its 34 suites

and enjoy one of the country’s most spectacular swimming pools.

SORREL RIVER RANCH RESORT & SPA

This all-American lodge is set in the heart of the red-rock

wilderness, on the banks of the Colorado River in Utah. The

97-hectare ranch offers the perfect balance of luxury and rustic

adventure. Facilities include a spa, sports courts, and stables.

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Immersive

Grand Canyon &

the South West

16 DAYS

NORTH AMERICA

THE SOUTH WEST

SORREL RIVER RANCH

RESORT & SPA

FROM £9,195PP

APR-JUN; SEP-NOV

DAY 1: ARRIVE PHOENIX, USA

Upon arrival, collect your hire car and head

for the sleek Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale.

DAY 2: SCOTTSDALE

Explore the countryside, stroll around Old

Town Scottsdale, or simply relax by the pool.

DAY 3: SONORAN DESERT

Enjoy an early-morning hot air balloon flight

over this exotic desert and its wildlife.

DAYS 4 & 5: SEDONA

Head to the Enchantment Resort and

experience an off-road adventure, stopping

at a Native American cliff dwelling.

DAY 6: GRAND CANYON

Cruise Route 66 to the Grand Canyon

National Park, then experience its majesty

during a helicopter tour.

AMANGIRI

DAY 7: GRAND CANYON

Hike off the beaten track with your guide, then

tour Kolb Studio to learn about the pioneers of

canyon photography.

DAYS 8 & 9: LAKE POWELL

Cruise the stunning scenery in a 4x4 and hike

into the sheer slot-canyons with your guide.

DAY 10: BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL

PARK

Explore the wonders of this curious landscape,

observing the colourful hoodoos and arches.

DAYS 11 & 12: ZION NATIONAL PARK

See the amazing rock formations at Zion and

bed down at a Western-style homestead.

DAYS 13-15: LAS VEGAS

Drive through the desert to the lights of Las

Vegas, your glamorous home for three nights.

DAY 16: DEPART LAS VEGAS

Head to the airport for your flight home.

PRICING

At A&K all of our journeys are individually

tailored to suit your needs and timescale.

As a guide, this 16-day suggested holiday

will cost from £9,195 per person, based on

two sharing, including flights, transfers,

car hire, accommodation, selected meals

and guided excursions.

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Alaska

Much of Alaska remains blissfully lesser-visited;

there are snow-capped mountains, larger-than-life

national parks, glaciers the size of skyscrapers and

vast areas of pristine wilderness. Its treasure-trove of

wildlife is perhaps the highlight – here, you can see

all three species of North American bear: the black,

grizzly and polar bear.

n o t t o b e m i s s e d

• Cruise Prince William Sound to marvel at marine

life including humpback whales

• Fly over Denali National Park for a bird’s-eye view

of peaks and glaciers

• Meet a champion Iditarod musher to discover the

art of dogsledding

• Take a scenic float along the Kenai River and tuck

into a classic Alaska salmon bake

• Enjoy a light aircraft flight past the Arctic Circle

for an insight into life in the far north

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SPENCER GLACIER KAYAK & RAFT ADVENTURE

Climb aboard the Alaska Railroad’s Coastal Classic train and head

to the only place in the state where you can kayak around icebergs

and raft past glaciers in the same day.

9 hours • Girdwood

KAYAK WITH WHALES

Explore the scenic waters of southeast Alaska in search of

humpback whales. Hop on a small boat and cruise to the Channel

Islands State Marine Park, then kayak across gloriously clear seas

for up-close wildlife encounters.

6 hours • Juneau

SHARED REDOUBT BAY BEAR VIEWING FLIGHT

Spend a memorable few hours viewing bears in their natural

habitat. You’ll fly to a remote lodge and board a pontoon boat to

watch black and brown bears feed on spawning salmon.

6 hours • Anchorage

TUTKA BAY LODGE

Located at the entrance to a rugged fjord on the southern end of

Kachemak Bay, intimate Tutka Bay Lodge offers premium comfort

in a remote wilderness setting. Enjoy deep-sea and freshwater

fishing, kayaking and hiking trails, then retreat to one of the five

suites and cabins for sweeping ocean, mountain and forest views.

WINTERLAKE LODGE

This remote fly-in lodge is an oasis of sophisticated comfort in

the wilderness. Winterlake serves as a checkpoint on the famous

Iditarod dogsled race, and there are many enticing hiking trails

nearby. Indoors, you are welcome to join owner and cookbook

author Kirsten in the kitchen to learn about Alaskan cuisine.

ULTIMA THULE LODGE

Miles from the nearest road, this hideaway lodge with hand-crafted

log cabins sits in a spectacularly isolated corner of Alaska. Arrive

by plane and meet the Claus family, who run the lodge and believe

in letting the wilderness guide you during your stay. From August

to September, you may even see the magical northern lights.

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Discover Alaska

11 DAYS

FROM £8,150PP

JUN-SEP

DAYS 1 & 2: ARRIVE FAIRBANKS, USA

Fly to Fairbanks overnight. Upon arrival,

transfer to your hotel.

NORTH AMERICA

CALIFORNIA

DAY 3: FAIRBANKS

Fly north of the Arctic Circle to explore the

mining-camp-cum-ghost-town of Wiseman

and see the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, the Yukon

River Valley, and the magnificent Brooks

Range.

DAYS 4 & 5: DENALI NATIONAL PARK

Drive to Denali National Park for two days of

adventure. Visit the park’s sled-dog kennels

before enjoying a personalised guided hike.

Spend your second day on a shared excursion,

with the chance to sight wolves, caribou, bears,

moose and more. Then take a scenic flight for

a different perspective of spectacular glaciers,

valleys and peaks.

DAYS 6 & 7: TALKEETNA

Drive to Talkeetna village for a flightseeing

adventure affording excellent views of Denali,

North America’s highest peak; and Ruth

Glacier, with its imposing gorge. On your

second day, hike one of Talkeetna’s best trails

alongside a naturalist guide.

TUTKA BAY LODGE

DAY 8: TALKEETNA & KENAI

Visit Talkeetna’s champion sled-dog kennels,

meeting the resident canines and learning

about life as a musher. Finish with an

exhilarating sled ride through the woods, then

drive to the Kenai Peninsula.

DAY 9: KENAI

Board a float down the Kenai River. En route,

watch for eagles, moose, bears and salmon

as your naturalist guide offers expert insight.

Afterwards, take a guided walking tour of the

Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center.

DAY 10: PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND

Drive to Whittier to meet your captain for

a day of cruising Prince William Sound in

a small vessel. You explore shorelines, bird

rookeries and calving glaciers, looking out for

marine wildlife as you go.

DAY 11: DEPART ANCHORAGE

Drive to Anchorage for your overnight flight

home.

PRICING

At A&K all of our journeys are individually

tailored to suit your needs and timescale.

As a guide, this 11-day suggested holiday

will cost from £8,150 per person, based on

two sharing, including flights, transfers,

car hire, accommodation, selected meals

and guided excursions.

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Western

Canada

From dramatic mountains and forest trails to the

rugged coastline, full of epic wildlife-watching

opportunities, Western Canada is the epitome of

the great outdoors. Journey from the mountain town

of Banff to cool Vancouver and marvel at Alberta’s

glaciers and lakes on the trip of a lifetime

n o t t o b e m i s s e d

• Enjoy the drama of the snow-capped,

awe-inspiring Canadian Rockies

• Keen photographers will love Alberta’s azure,

glacier-fed lakes

• Venture off the beaten path and explore

wine-producing Okanagan Valley

• Visit the home of grizzly bear in the pristine

Great Bear Rainforest

• Catch a wave off Vancouver Island – it’s a surfer’s

paradise, as well as a marine life hot spot

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FAT BIKING IN THE ROCKIES

Fat bikes are fitted with extra-wide tyres to traverse the toughest

terrain. Glide safely over the Rockies’ snowy trails in winter, or

come in summer to kick up huge clouds of dust.

Various • Rocky Mountains, Alberta

CUSTOM HELICOPTER EXCURSION

Explore the vast beauty of British Columbia by private helicopter.

Your adventure can include any number of once-in-a-lifetime

activities such as mountain-top picnics and wild swimming.

Various • Nimmo Islet, British Columbia

GRIZZLY BEAR EXPEDITION

Travel by boat and foot in search of the iconic grizzly bear.

Your First Nations guide will provide fascinating background

knowledge on the behaviour of these magnificent creatures.

5 hours • Sonora Island, British Columbia

CLAYOQUOT WILDERNESS RESORT

Set in the scenic backwaters of Clayoquot Sound and only

accessible by seaplane, this retreat is a wildlife lover’s haven. The

resort’s ‘walk the wildside’ all-day adventure is a chance to spot

black bears, wolves, orcas and bald eagles. After days outdoors,

feast on gourmet meals and sleep soundly in your luxury tent.

NIMMO BAY

o u r fav o u r i t e p l a c e s t o s tay

With plentiful wildlife-viewing opportunities, Nimmo Bay’s

cosy wood cabins offer a serene sanctuary in the heart of the

Great Bear Rainforest. Available activities include heli-fishing,

adventure tours and hiking. Enjoy a three-course meal on the

floating dock – perfect for a couple’s getaway or family reunion.

WICKANINNISH INN

Situated on Chesterman Beach near Tofino, Vancouver Island,

the Wickaninnish Inn offers stunning views of the ocean and

beach from its 75 guest rooms. This modern-day frontier lodge’s

spa is superlative and The Pointe Restaurant offers world-class

food – all in a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve location.

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Classic Rockies

featuring Rocky

Mountaineer

11 DAYS

NORTH AMERICA

WESTERN CANADA

FROM £4,350PP

MAY-SEP

DAY 1: ARRIVE CALGARY

Arrive in Calgary and take a hire car to your

hotel, the chic Kensington Riverside Inn.

DAY 2: BANFF

Cruise into Banff on the famous Trans-Canada

Highway or the equally scenic Highway 1A.

DAY 3: BANFF & LAKE LOUISE

Hike around Lake Louise, ride a Banff

Gondola, or visit the highest hot springs

in Canada.

DAY 4: MORAINE LAKE

Take the scenic route to your lodge

overlooking the enchanting Moraine Lake.

DAYS 5 & 6: JASPER

Stop at glaciers, waterfalls, and glistening lakes

as you make your way to Jasper National Park.

DAY 7: KAMLOOPS

Board the Rocky Mountaineer train for

an unforgettable journey to Kamloops

in British Columbia.

DAY 8: VANCOUVER

Today, the Rocky Mountaineer will whisk

you through Canada’s best countryside to

arrive in Vancouver.

DAY 9: VANCOUVER

Tour this famous city with a local guide,

visiting Chinatown, Gastown, and Stanley

Park, among other highlights.

NIMMO BAY

DAY 10: VANCOUVER

Explore Vancouver at your own pace.

Discover the historic city sites or the sizzling

culinary scene.

DAY 11: DEPART VANCOUVER

Savour your final moments in Canada before

you are transferred to Vancouver International

Airport for your flight home.

PRICING

At A&K all of our journeys are individually

tailored to suit your needs and timescale.

As a guide, this 11-day suggested holiday

will cost from £4,350 per person, based

on two sharing, including flights, car hire,

train transport, accommodation, selected

meals and guided excursions.

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North Africa &

the Middle East

Discover the ancient wonders that have captured the imaginations of locals and

travellers alike. Be dazzled by Egypt’s mighty River Nile, Jordan’s cliff-carved city

of Petra, and Morocco’s rainbow-coloured Atlas Mountains. Let us take you from

souk to skyscraper; from casbah to mountain top – before cooling off and kicking

back in the best five-star accommodation the region has to offer

“We have just returned from a tour of Oman with Abercrombie & Kent

and everything was superb. The hotels and rooms chosen, the itinerary

and attention to detail and most important the absolutely excellent tour

guide and drivers who accompanied us. This was the first time we have

used A&K but they will be our first port of call for any future trips.

Thank you for a memorable holiday experience”

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Essaouira

Marrakech

✈ 4 hours

Fes

MOROCCO

NORTH AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST

Sahara Desert

The Great

Pyramid

at Giza

Tel Aviv

✈ 4 hours 50 mins

Jerusalem

Cairo

✈ 5 hours

ISRAEL

Jordan Bike

Enterprise

Amman

✈ 5 hours

JORDAN

Petra

Nile

Wadi Rum

Luxor

✈ 5 hours

Aswan

EGYPT

Medina

Riyadh

✈ 5 hours

Mecca

SAUDI ARABIA

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Egypt

Discover Egypt’s cultural and archaeological

heritage from Giza’s monumental pyramids to

Luxor’s Valley of the Kings and the River Nile.

Explore the legacy of the pharaohs with an expert

guide, or soak up the sun on the deck of the most

luxurious boats on the country’s majestic waterway

n o t t o b e m i s s e d

• Sail aboard the award-winning luxury vessel,

Sanctuary Sun Boat IV

• Explore ancient ruins guided by our Egyptologists

• Enjoy special entry into the tomb of Seti I in the

Valley of the Kings

• Cruise the Nile in a felucca – a traditional sailboat

• Admire the Sphinx and the Great Pyramid

of Giza up close

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ABU SIMBEL BY AIR

Follow the Nile from the sky for a new angle on Abu Simbel, set

on Lake Nasser’s west bank. After a 40-minute flight from Aswan,

explore these ancient sites with your dedicated Egyptologist.

Half-day • Abu Simbel

EXPLORE EGYPT’S OUTDOOR MUSEUM

Tour Cairo with an A&K Egyptologist, stopping at its most

spectacular sights. View the Great Pyramid of Giza and the

enigmatic Sphinx, come face-to-face with Tutankhamun’s death

mask, and more.

Full-day • Cairo

NAVIGATE THE NILE BY FELUCCA

Set out from Aswan onboard a traditional wooden felucca

(sailboat) and discover the intriguing archaeological sights of

Elephantine island. Stop by Banana Island and Crocodile Island

on your return journey.

Half-day • The Nile

THE TOMB OF WAHTYE

During a visit to the famed Sakkara necropolis, enjoy

exclusive access to the Tomb of Wahtye. Pore over the carvings

and statues of this ancient burial chamber, which was only

discovered in 2018.

30 minutes • Sakkara

PRIVATE DINNER AT THE PYRAMIDS

Dine like a sultan with a special evening at the Pyramids of Giza.

Enjoy a banquet followed by entertainment in a sumptuous

desert tent set up just for you.

2-3 hours • Cairo

COPTIC CAIRO TOUR

Head deep into the oldest part of Cairo to see some of Egypt’s

most important historical sights. Explore the Babylon Fortress,

visit the Hanging Church and tour the Coptic Museum.

Half-day • Cairo

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EGYPT

SEP-MAY

DAY 1: ARRIVE CAIRO, EGYPT

Transfer to your city-centre riverside hotel

to relax.

DAY 2: CAIRO

Explore Cairo’s highlights with a private

Egyptologist. Visit the Museum of Egyptian

Antiquities, haggle for spices at bustling Khan

el-Khalili Bazaar and watch the famous light

show at the pyramids.

DAY 3: CAIRO

Head south to Sakkara to admire the Step

Pyramid of Djoser, then it’s off to Giza Plateau

to see the Pyramids of Giza and the Great

Sphinx standing guard.

DAY 4: ASWAN

Fly to Aswan and board the opulent Sanctuary

Sun Boat IV, your home during your Nile

cruise. Explore Aswan and take a felucca

around Elephantine Island.

p e r f e c t ly

c o m b i n e d W i t H

Jordan

Continue your journey

into the ancient world

with a trip to Jordan,

where you’ll behold

Jerash’s Roman ruins

and Petra’s ancient

rock-cut architecture.

DAY 5: ASWAN - KOM OMBO

Visit Philae Temple on Agilkia Island. Back

on board the boat, learn how to whip up tasty

Egyptian treats as you sail to the Temple of

Kom Ombo in Edfu.

DAY 6: KOM OMBO - LUXOR

View the Temple of Horus and take a guided

tour around the Temple of Khnum in Esna.

Tuck into afternoon tea while sailing to Luxor.

DAY 7: LUXOR

Spend the day exploring the banks of the Nile.

An Egyptologist will show you around the East

Bank’s Temple of Luxor and Temple of Karnak,

while on the West Bank, there’s the Valley of

the Kings and the Colossi of Memnon.

DAY 8: DEPART LUXOR

Disembark Sanctuary Sun Boat IV and

transfer to Luxor airport for your flight home.

SOFITEL LEGEND OLD CATARACT

PRICING

At A&K, all of our luxury holidays are

individually tailored to suit your needs

and timescale. As a guide, this eight-day

suggested journey costs from £2,795 per

person, based on two sharing, including

flights, transfers, accommodation,

selected meals and guided excursions.

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SANCTUARY SUN BOAT IV

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SANCTUARY SUN BOAT IV

Renowned as one of the finest boats on the Nile, all cabins have river

views, air-conditioning, and en-suite facilities. Sunbathe on deck,

take a dip in the heated pool, and learn about the country from the

on-board Egyptologists. Enjoy exceptional food and a floating fivestar

experience.

SOFITEL LEGEND OLD CATARACT

Full of old-world charm and elegance, the hotel famously inspired

Agatha Christie’s Death on the Nile and has hosted many prestigious

guests since opening its doors in 1899. Relax in the spa’s sauna and

hammam, and dine in the elegant restaurant.

FOUR SEASONS FIRST RESIDENCE

Well-situated on the west bank of the Nile, Four Seasons First

Residence’s opulent and spacious rooms and suites boast impressive

views of the pyramids. Dining options include Thai, Lebanese, and

Italian cuisine. Facilities include an open-air pool, and a range of

holistic Egyptian treatments are available at the spa.

DULINI MARRIOTT LODGE MENA HOUSE

Located Surrounded in Sabi by lush Sands, gardens a private and nature located reserve, just 700 Dulini metres Lodge from offers the

panoramic Pyramids of views Giza, of this the landmark surrounding pyramid-view reserve and hotel the wildlife has played that

calls host it to home. kings, After emperors returning and heads to your of luxury state. Rooms suite from are housed a Big Five in

safari the original drive, sit Palace on your Wing veranda – with or its soak Belle in Époque your plunge style and pool, opulent

and works take of in art the – and magnificent the more vista. modern Mena Garden Wing.

SANCTUARY MAKANYANE

HOTEL SOFITEL LEGEND OLD CATARACT

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A SOFITEL lauded addition WINTER to The PALACE Royal Portfolio, The Silo is an industrialchic

Full of property character created and colonial-era from the V&A glamour, Waterfront’s the Winter iconic Palace mid-1920s was

grain built in store. 1886 Each and of is the a Luxor 28 rooms landmark, is styled with differently a fantastic and location all offer on

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terrace candlelit complete dinners with at the swimming 1886 restaurant. pool, bar, and restaurant.

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NILE CHATEAU

Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau is one of

the most luxurious boats sailing on the

River Nile. Its intimate six-cabin size

means there is almost nowhere it cannot

dock, so your fully personalised touring

itinerary can take you off the beaten track

and away from the busy tourist spots.

This exclusivity is further enhanced by

private docks in Luxor and Aswan.

NORTH AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST

EGYPT

The vessel itself is a dahabiya – a type

of traditional sailing boat that has been

ferrying passengers across Africa’s

longest river for millennia. The Sanctuary

Zein Nile Chateau, however, is the first

and perhaps only of its type built to

international luxury standards.

HOTEL SOFITEL LEGEND OLD CATARACT

SANCTUARY ZEIN NILE CHATEAU

Designed to offer a more private sailing

experience, the boat marries modern

elegance and old-world glamour, seen

particularly in the Farouk and Napoleon

Suites, which are decked out in vintage

carpets, maps and photographs of old

Egypt. The Farouk Suite also benefits

from a Jacuzzi bath, and the four luxury

cabins are equally sumptuous. The shaded

sundecks are ideal for lazing in the sun,

and there is a refreshing pool in which to

cool off. Gourmet food, prepared by your

own kitchen crew, is served in the light,

airy dining room, and you’ll also find a

cigar lounge and library on board.

Your journey is accompanied by

the services of one of our expert

Egyptologists, who will illuminate your

voyage with tales of the Nile’s incredible

history. And there is much to tell; after

all, it is said that without the Nile, there

would be no Egypt.

Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau is your

chance to embark on a chartered cruise

that captures the romance of a bygone age

– without sacrificing high-end comforts.

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Jordan

Explore the rose-red city of Petra, known as the

eighth wonder of the ancient world. Discover why

Wadi Rum is called the ‘Valley of the Moon’ when

you camp under the stars in the copper-coloured

desert. Complete your visit to Jordan by floating in

the mineral-rich waters of the Dead Sea

n o t t o b e m i s s e d

• Explore the Greco-Roman city of Jerash

• See Petra’s ancient rose-red temples

• Trailblaze the Wadi Rum desert in a 4x4

• Sip an elegant sundowner by the Dead Sea

• Spend a night under the stars in a luxury

desert camp

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VISIT OUR JORDAN BIKE ENTERPRISE

Enjoy an enlightening, conservation-focused tour. Learn how to

cook like a local at a Bedouin farm, visit an A&K-supported bike

enterprise, and take a dip in the Dead Sea.

Full-day • Dead Sea

TREKKING THROUGH THE

DANA BIOSPHERE RESERVE

Explore the dramatic landscapes and wildlife habitats of this

UNESCO World Heritage Site in the northern Great Rift Valley,

where rare flora and fauna includes three new plant species, sand

cat and Syrian wolf.

Full or Half-Day • Dana Nature Reserve

VIEW THE ROSE CITY BY CANDLELIGHT

Tour one of the world’s most impressive ancient cities after sunset.

See the Treasury, Petra’s iconic rock-cut temple, illuminated by

the light of almost 2,000 candles.

2 hours • Petra

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MÖVENPICK RESORT PETRA

Situated close to the ancient marvels of Petra, Mövenpick Resort

Petra promises untold peace and comfort. Soak in the sun from

the tranquil roof garden, taste authentic Jordanian treats at Al

Iwan restaurant, and experience lively local entertainment. You

also have access to a wonderful and fully equipped wellness centre.

KEMPINSKI HOTEL ISHTAR DEAD SEA

Enjoy access to the longest private beach in Jordan from

Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea. Each of the stylish, modern

rooms offers sea views. Keep fit in the health centre, or wander in

the hotel gardens to admire the lagoons and waterfalls. Head to

the Kish Bar for live music and sundowners.

INTERCONTINENTAL AMMAN

Nestling atop one of Amman’s seven hills, this 440-room hotel

offers cosmopolitan, five-star amenities and Middle Eastern

flourishes. You’re within walking distance of the Citadel and

can choose from a range of excellent restaurants.

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7 DAYS

FROM £2,595PP

FEB-JUNE; SEPT-NOV

DAY 1: ARRIVE AMMAN, JORDAN

Arrive in Jordan’s atmospheric capital and

transfer to your luxury hotel.

DAY 2: JERASH

Visit the incredibly well-preserved Roman

ruins at Jerash with an expert local guide.

p e r f e c t ly

c o m b i n e d W i t H

Egypt

Continue your dive

into ancient history

by combining this

destination with

Egypt, where you will

experience the beauty of

the Nile and the majesty

of the pyramids.

KEMPINSKI HOTEL ISHTAR DEAD SEA

DAY 3: PETRA

On your journey to Petra, admire the sights

of Mount Nebo, Madaba, and the Crusader

castle of Kerak.

DAY 4: PETRA

Wander amid the rock-cut Nabataean tombs

and temples of Petra, guided by a local expert.

DAY 5: WADI RUM & DEAD SEA

Be awestruck by the Wadi Rum valley before

heading to your hotel beside the Dead Sea.

DAY 6: DEAD SEA

Float in the mineral-rich waters of the

Dead Sea, before experiencing an authentic

Bedouin banquet.

DAY 7: DEPART DEAD SEA

Bid farewell to captivating Jordan as you’re

transferred to the airport for your flight home.

PRICING

At A&K, all of our luxury holidays are

individually tailored to suit your needs and

timescale. As a guide, this seven-day suggested

journey costs from £2,595 per person, based

on two sharing, including flights, transfers,

accommodation, selected meals and

guided excursions.

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Israel

From the atmospheric sights of Jerusalem’s Old

City to high-tech Tel Aviv with its cosmopolitan

beach scene, Israel has a rich and diverse culture.

Journey from Nazareth to the salt-rich Dead Sea

and subtropical Red Sea playground, via biblical

archaeology, Byzantine history and modern art

n o t t o b e m i s s e d

• Experience the buzzy beach vibe, rising art

scene and eclectic dining in vibrant Tel Aviv

• Admire desert and Dead Sea views from

Masada’s UNESCO-listed mountain-top fortress

• Absorb the history of Jerusalem’s Old City;

visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the

Western Wall

• Explore the country’s world-famous biblical sites

in Nazareth, Galilee and Jaffa

• Venture into the beautiful raw wilderness of the

Negev desert

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HOME DINING IN ZICHRON YA’AKOV

Sample traditional cuisine and gain insight into Israeli life with

an intimate visit to a Jewish family home. Charismatic Tova will

captivate you with stories of her pioneering neighbourhood.

3 hours • near Haifa

A WALK ON TEMPLE MOUNT

Explore one of the world’s holiest Jewish, Christian and Muslim

sites on a walk around Temple Mount, which holds the majestic

Al-Aqsa Mosque and golden-topped Dome of the Rock.

4 hours • Jerusalem

SPECIALIST PRIVATE TOUR OF THE BRONFMAN

ARCHAEOLOGICAL WING

Delve into Israel’s culture, faith and history, with a fascinating

private tour of the Israel Museum’s Archaeology Wing. See a

world-leading collection of artefacts and relish the chance to pore

over the Dead Sea Scrolls.

4 hours • Jerusalem

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THE SCOTS HOTEL

Set in beautiful gardens with views of the Sea of Galilee, this

hotel is steeped in history and character. Established by the

Scottish Church in 1999, it sits in the historical compound of the

Scottish Hospital. While here, swim laps in the pool, relax in the

beach garden and taste whiskies in the Ceilidh Bar.

DAVID INTERCONTINENTAL

A modern luxury hotel in fashionable south Tel Aviv, David

InterContinental enjoys views over the city and the sea. The

hotel features 550 spacious rooms, a range of bars and a soothing

spa, all close to Old Jaffa and the Old Jaffa Railway station, now

redeveloped as a centre for boutiques, cafés and art.

KING DAVID HOTEL

Situated within walking distance of the Old Town, this elevated

six-storey hotel with rose quartz interiors evokes a bygone era.

Designed to fit the unique architectural details of the building,

many rooms overlook the old city walls. Play a game of tennis,

explore the extensive gardens or relax in the Finnish sauna.

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THE SCOTS HOTEL

APR-MAY & SEP-NOV

DAY 1: ARRIVE TEL AVIV, ISRAEL

Arrive in the ‘Mediterranean capital of cool’,

Tel Aviv.

DAY 2: TEL AVIV

Explore a handful of the city’s

neighbourhoods, including Jaffna, one of the

oldest ports on Earth; Neve Tzedek, now an

artsy neighbourhood; and the UNESCO-listed

White City.

DAY 3: GALILEE

Journey down the coastal highway to the

ancient port city of Caesarea, Israel’s most

impressive archaeological site. Visit the

seaport cities of Haifa and Acre before driving

to your hotel overlooking the Sea of Galilee.

DAY 4: GALILEE

Take a boat ride across the Sea of Galilee to

the ancient fishing village of Capernaum.

DAY 5: JERUSALEM

First visit Nazareth, the boyhood town of

Jesus. See the impressive remains of Sepphoris,

once known as the ‘Ornament of the Galilee’,

then stop at Bet She’an to admire the stunning

Roman amphitheatre.

ISRAEL

p e r f e c t ly

c o m b i n e d W i t H

Jordan

Continue your journey

into the ancient world

with a trip to Jordan,

where you’ll behold

Jerash’s Roman ruins

and Petra’s ancient

rock-cut architecture.

DAY 6: JERUSALEM

Experience all four quarters of Jerusalem’s

Old City: Armenian, Christian, Jewish and

Muslim. Highlights include the Western Wall

and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

DAY 7: BETHLEHEM

Visit Yad Vashem – the Jewish people’s

memorial to the lives lost to the Holocaust.

From here, it’s on to Bethlehem for a local

lunch and to see the Church of the Nativity.

DAY 8: DEAD SEA

Travel through the moonscape of the Judean

Desert and down to the Dead Sea and Masada.

There’s time for a swim before returning to

Jerusalem.

DAY 9: DEPART JERUSALEM

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

PRICING

At A&K, all of our luxury holidays are

individually tailored to suit your needs and

timescale. As a guide, this nine-day suggested

journey costs from £5,195 per person, based

on two sharing, including flights, transfers,

accommodation and guided excursions.

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Morocco

Explore the mysterious Atlas Mountains, which rise

dramatically between sand and sea. Sleep beneath

the stars in the Sahara Desert, where you can

hear the silence. Meander through a labyrinth of

spice-scented souks and head west to surf in the

clear blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Morocco

is calling

n o t t o b e m i s s e d

• Visit Morocco’s great imperial cities: Fes,

Meknes, and Marrakech

• See the vast chambers and intricate decorations

of the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca

• Explore the Roman ruins of Volubilis

• Enjoy a night under the stars in a desert camp

• Be refreshed by the cool air from the High

Atlas mountains

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VINEYARD WINE PAIRING

Morocco has an excellent climate for producing high-quality

wines. Visit a secluded vineyard in the Middle Atlas mountains

and sample some of the best blends before a gourmet lunch.

3 hours • Meknes

ATLAS MOUNTAINS FOOD TOUR

Savour the beauty of these landmark mountains as you learn all

about Morocco’s culture of cuisine. Visit several remote villages

and sit down for an authentic Berber breakfast.

Full-day • Atlas Mountains

SADAKA SIDECAR EXPERIENCE

Gain a new angle on Marrakech with a thrilling sidecar tour.

See all the sights and dine at the novel Giant’s House, where

everything is oversized, before riding back into town.

6 hours • Marrakech

LA MAMOUNIA

Experience a touch of luxury when you stay at La Mamounia, the

grand dame of Marrakech. Ensure you take dinner on the terrace

to immerse yourself in the lush tropical gardens. Why not stay

in your own three-bedroom riad with private swimming pool?

Indulge in a traditional hammam in the spa at the end of the day.

DAR AHLAM

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While its views of the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara impress,

Dar Ahlam has its own head-turning attractions. Admire the

hotel’s kasbah-style design and the antiques and silks adorning

its interior. Experience enlightening excursions to nearby historic

sights, then soothe away a day’s activity in the hammam.

KASBAH TAMADOT

Stay in the relaxed retreat of Kasbah Tamadot, located in the

foothills of the Atlas Mountains. All 28 suites are beautifully

decorated with Moroccan furnishings. Enjoy the privacy of your

own Jacuzzi in one of the six Berber tents. Take a dip in the

infinity pool before a hammam treatment at the Asounfou Spa.

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MAR-JUN & SEP-DEC

NORTH AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST

DAY 1: ARRIVE RABAT, MOROCCO

Fly to Casablanca and transfer to the capital,

Rabat, for a relaxing afternoon.

DAY 2: FES

Explore the relics of Morocco’s Moorish past

with visits to the Tour Hassan, Mausoleum of

Mohammed V and Kasbah des Oudaias. Then

set off to discover the three parts of Fes: Fes

el-Bali (old Fes), Fes el-Jdid (new Fes) and the

Ville Nouvelle.

MOROCCO

DAY 3: FES

Step back in time at Fes el-Bali, the largest

surviving medieval medina-city. Head to a

pottery factory to see how zellij tiles are made

and tuck into a traditional tagine for dinner.

DAY 4: MEKNES

Today you’ll take in two UNESCO World

Heritage Sites. Travel to Meknes, stopping at

well-preserved Volubilis on the way. View the

Bab Mansour gateway and tour a Moroccan

vineyard ahead of a three-course meal with

wine pairings.

DAY 5: MARRAKECH

Fly the short hop from Fes to Marrakech and

stay at an authentic riad.

KASBAH TAMADOT

DAY 6: MARRAKECH

Wander around Bahia Palace before visiting

the souks in a maze of colourful alleys. Peoplewatch

at the Djemaa el Fna then retreat to the

tranquil Majorelle Gardens.

DAY 7: ATLAS MOUNTAINS

Escape to the High Atlas Mountains, a jagged

cluster of peaks dotted with Berber villages.

Lunch at Richard Branson’s Kasbah Tamadot

is a mouth-watering highlight.

LA MAMOUNIA

DAY 8: MARRAKECH

There’s the option to choose your own

experiences today. You might fly over the city

in a hot-air balloon, ride in a vintage sidecar,

or go for dinner in the Agafay desert.

DAY 9: DEPART MARRAKECH

After a final breakfast in Marrakech, transfer

to the airport for your return flight.

PRICING

At A&K, all of our luxury holidays are

individually tailored to suit your needs and

timescale. As a guide, this nine-day suggested

journey costs from £3,795 per person, based

on two sharing, including flights, transfers,

accommodation and guided excursions.

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Saudi

Arabia

The birthplace of Islam, Saudi Arabia is an ancient

land of pilgrimage. This desert kingdom has plenty

to offer off the pilgrim trail, however, from millenniaold

tombs and an ocean of rippling dunes to the

sleek skyscrapers, ornate mosques and bustling

markets of its urban centres. This is your chance to

discover this lesser-visited kingdom of wonders.

n o t t o b e m i s s e d

• Home to the largest sand desert on Earth, Saudi

Arabia’s dunescapes are unparalleled, both as an

adventure playground and photogenic backdrop

• Saudi Arabia is bordered by the Red Sea to the

west and the Arabian Gulf to the east, allowing for

relaxation on golden beaches and adventures on

the water

• Visit the Kingdom’s many mosques and traditional

markets to experience a rhythm of life little

changed over the centuries

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ANCIENT WONDERS OF AL-ULA

On this half-day guided tour of Al-Ula, explore the relics of Saudi

Arabia’s long-lost kingdoms. Visit UNESCO-listed Hegra, the

Lion Tombs of Dadan, the labyrinthine Old Town and the ‘openair

library’ of Jabal Ikmah.

Half-day • Al-Ula

TOUR AL-ULA’S OLD TOWN

Explore Al-Ula’s Old Town, an abandoned 12th-century citadel on

the original pilgrimage route to Mecca. During your guided halfday

tour, learn about the town’s significance, meet authentic local

traders and stroll through aromatic citrus plantations.

Full-day • Al-Ula

ARABIAN DESERT ADVENTURES

Experience Saudi Arabia’s endless sea of golden dunes during an

adventurous half-day excursion. Go dune bashing, sandboarding,

hiking or stargazing as part of your luxury tailor-made holiday.

Full-day • Arabian Desert

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PARK HYATT JEDAH

This five-star resort is perfectly positioned on Jeddah’s vibrant

waterfront. Unwind with unrivalled views of the Red Sea and

King Fahd’s Fountain. The spa is a must, comprising 10,000

square metres dedicated to wellness. Four restaurants serve up an

international menu paired with sea-viewing seating.

SHADEN RESORT

Stay in comfort amidst the stark natural landscape of Al-Ula, a

region rich in history. Shaden Resort blends in with the dramatic

amber-hued outcrops of its surrounds. Dine at the on-site

restaurant, retire to well-appointed guest rooms, and wake up to

the sun rising over a spectacular desert landscape.

FOUR SEASONS RIYADH

Set within the iconic Kingdom Centre – one of the world’s

tallest skyscrapers – Four Seasons Riyadh is a five-star retreat in

the heart of the capital. Guest facilities include restaurants, an

outdoor pool and a men’s health club. You’ve easy access to the

Kingdom Centre’s skybridge for the ultimate view over Riyadh.

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Saudi Arabia

8 DAYS

FROM £8,250PP

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SAUDI ARABIA

SEP-MAR

DAYS 1 & 2: ARRIVE RIYADH

Fly overnight from the UK to Riyadh via

Dubai. After arrival, the rest of your day is

at leisure.

DAY 3: RIYADH

Journey to the UNESCO-listed city of Diriyah,

the original home of the Saudi royal family.

Visit Masmak Fort and Dira Souq before

lunch at a local village. This afternoon, browse

exhibits at the National Museum, and enjoy

panoramic views of Riyadh with dinner at the

Kingdom Tower Sky Bridge.

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p e r f e c t ly

c o m b i n e d W i t H

Jordan

Continue your journey

into the ancient world

with a trip to Jordan,

where you’ll behold

Jerash’s Roman ruins

and Petra’s ancient

rock-cut architecture.

DAYS 4 & 5: AL-ULA

Visit the King Faisal Foundation ahead of

your flight to the archaeologically rich region

of Al-Ula. Your next day is spent exploring

the historical sites of UNESCO-listed Hegra,

including Hijaz Railway Station, Qasr Bint,

Diwan, and Qasr al Farid – a Nabataean

tomb dubbed the ‘lonely castle’. Enjoy a fourwheel

drive to the Lion Tombs, and finish at

Elephant Rock in time for a scenic sunset.

DAYS 6 & 7: JEDDAH

Admire the labyrinthine Old City of Al-Ula,

and Mosa Bin Nusayr castle, before flying to

the Red Sea city of Jeddah. Learn about Saudi

Arabian heritage at the Abdul Raouf Khalil

Museum. The following day, admire more

of Jeddah, including the open-air Sculpture

Museum, the Floating Mosque, the UNESCOlisted

old town, and Alawi Market – the largest

souk in the kingdom.

DAY 8: DEPART JEDDAH

Transfer to the airport for your overnight

flight to the UK via Dubai.

PRICING

At A&K, all of our luxury holidays are

individually tailored to suit your needs and

timescale. As a guide, this 8-day suggested

journey costs from £8,250 per person, based

on two sharing, including flights, transfers,

accommodation and guided excursions.

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Europe

This compact continent offers an inspiring array of world-class cities, cultures, and cuisines to

delve into. Landscapes are just as diverse, from snowy Alpine peaks and smouldering volcanoes

to pristine beaches and scenic rivers. Bathe in the sunshine and glamour of coastal idylls;

discover Renaissance-era icons and the relics of ancient empires; and sample local recipes

passed down from generation to generation

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the trip to Andalusia was no exception. You can travel with

total confidence that everything will be perfect”

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Thingvellir National Park

ICELAND

Rekyjavík

✈ 3 hours

Jökulsárlón

Glacier Lagoon

Hermitage Museum

St Petersburg

✈ 4 hours

RUSSIA

Paris

Kremlin

Cinque Terre

Bordeaux

FRANCE

Moscow

✈ 3 hours 35 min

Provence

ITALY

Venice

✈ 2.5 hours

Monaco

Nice

✈ 1 hour 50 min

Rome

✈ 2.5 hours

Naples

✈ 2.5 hours

Florence

✈ 2.5 hours

Sistine Chapel

Pompeii

Puglia

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Italy

Venice’s palazzo-lined canals, Florence’s

Renaissance showstoppers, and Rome’s

honey-stoned grandeur: Italy overflows with

romance and history. The north’s lakes and

mountains offer alpine bliss, while the south

tempts with ancient ruins and rustic charm.

Then there’s the food and the wine...

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• Flit between the colourful, cliffside towns of

the Amalfi Coast

• Uncover Puglia’s historical and coastal treasures

on a self-drive tour

• Admire Renaissance-era artwork in Florence,

the city where it all began

• Visit the spectacular monuments, galleries, and

ancient ruins of Rome

• Delight in the food and wine of gastronomic

mecca Tuscany

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HUNT FOR WHITE TRUFFLES

Visit a farm deep in the Tuscan countryside, where you will meet a

truffle hunter and his trained dogs. Taste wonderful white truffles as

you learn the secrets of locating them.

6 hours • Tuscany

VENETIAN MASK-MAKING WORKSHOP

Make an elegant Venetian mask with the guidance of an

experienced mascareri. As you construct the centrepiece of

your carnival costume, you’ll learn all about this intriguing

aspect of Italian culture.

3 hours • Venice

ENROL IN A GLADIATOR SCHOOL

Dress up in the authentic attire of the Roman gladiators as you gain

a new perspective on the ancient world. Find out what life was really

like for these fearsome entertainers.

4 hours • Rome

EXPLORE BURANO AND TORCELLO

Escape the buzz of Venice with a journey to the quiet fishing village

of Burano – where richly painted buildings glisten in the sun – and

Torcello, renowned for its mosaic-clad cathedral.

Half-day • Venice

FOOD LOVER’S TOUR OF SORRENTO

Discover Sorrento’s proud culinary heritage with a foodie tour

taking you to lemon groves, cheesemakers and pizzerias, and find

out what is being done to protect the local food industry along the

Amalfi Coast.

Full-day • Sorrento

INSIDER TOUR OF VATICAN GARDENS

Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the beautifully manicured

Vatican Gardens. Covering more than half of the world’s smallest

country, you’ll discover a green space rich with flower beds and

dotted with fountains, sculptures and grottoes.

Half-day (full-day option available) • Rome

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ITALY

10 DAYS

FROM £3,395PP

MAR-NOV

DAY 1: ARRIVE ROME, ITALY

Transfer to your centrally located hotel in

remarkable Rome.

DAY 2: ROME

Explore Rome’s labyrinthine streets with

an expert guide. Toss a coin into the Trevi

Fountain and climb the Spanish Steps before

cooling off inside the Pantheon.

DAY 3: VATICAN CITY

We’ll help you beat the queues as you

tour this city-state, where the highlight is

Michelangelo’s frescoed Sistine Chapel.

DAY 4: FLORENCE

Travel first-class through the Italian

countryside by train to dome-dotted Florence

on the River Arno.

DAY 5: FLORENCE

Stroll the splendid Renaissance streets with

your guide, stopping off at the world-famous

Uffizi Gallery to admire Botticelli’s Birth of

Venus.

DAY 6: SIENA

Head into the rolling Tuscan countryside on a

day trip from Florence. Wander the medieval

walled town of San Gimignano and explore

Siena’s beautiful Piazza del Campo.

DAY 7: VENICE

Another first-class train journey whisks you

northwards to water-bound Venice, where

you’ll transfer to your hotel by private motorlaunch.

DAY 8: VENICE

A private guide will navigate you along

winding canals and narrow alleys to visit fairytale

Doge’s Palace and St Mark’s Basilica.

DAY 9: VENICE LAGOON ISLANDS

Board a boat and navigate Venice’s scattered

isles. Stop off at the colourful fishing village

of Burano, then learn about the exquisite

glassware production in Murano.

DAY 10: DEPART VENICE

After breakfast, it’s time to hop on the motorlaunch

to the airport for your flight home.

PRICING

At A&K, all of our luxury holidays are

individually tailored to suit your needs

and timescale. As a guide, this 10-day

suggested journey costs from £3,395

per person, based on two sharing, including

flights, transfers, accommodation, selected

meals and guided excursions.

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COMO CASTELLO DEL NERO

BELMOND HOTEL CIPRIANI

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BELMOND HOTEL CIPRIANI

With views over the Venetian Lagoon and the Doge’s Palace,

Belmond Hotel Cipriani showcases the best of the ‘City of Masks’

with unrivalled luxury. The interior is decorated with Venetian

artefacts while the exterior includes a delightful garden, making this

one of the most stylish choices in the city.

VERDURA RESORT

Verdura Resort, a Rocco Forte Hotel, is a beautifully designed

building with its own private coastline and golf courses. Enjoy the

sumptuous Sicilian climate in a relaxing setting where you’re never

more than a short walk from the hotel’s huge spa.

GRAND HOTEL TREMEZZO

One of the oldest luxury hotels fronting stunning Lake Como, the

Grand Hotel Tremezzo boasts spectacular views, exceptional service,

and myriad well-appointed indoor and outdoor spaces. Unwind as

you explore the tranquil hotel gardens, and spend scenic afternoons

enjoying the lake’s best attractions by water taxi.

CASA ANGELINA

Built into a cliffside in the village of Praiano, within walking

distance of traditional shops and restaurants, Casa Angelina is the

perfect romantic hideaway. While here, feast on mouth-watering

Mediterranean cuisine, relax in the hotel’s dedicated area on La

Gavitella Beach and take the complimentary shuttle to Positano.

COMO CASTELLO DEL NERO

This 50-room private estate brims with character and charm – you’ll

find frescoes, vaulted ceilings and fireplaces in common areas and

guest rooms alike. Michelin-starred restaurant, La Torre Gourmand,

makes the most of the local produce, and the outdoor heated pool

set amid immaculate lawns enjoys the best views over the valley.

RISORGIMENTO RESORT

Located in the heart of bustling old town Lecce, Risorgimento Resort,

with its restored Baroque façade, has a long tradition of welcoming

clients in style. Unwind with the ‘cloud bath’ treatment at the Salus per

Aquam Spa and dine in the romantic rooftop restaurant overlooking

the old-world streets leading up to the Duomo Bell Tower.

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SACRED SPACES:

ROME & THE VATICAN

GRAND HOTEL TREMEZZO

Rome has both history and legend etched

in every splendid ruin, cavalcade of stone

angels and quadriga of sculpted horses.

Within its perimeters lies the Vatican: a

sovereign state and headquarters of the

Catholic Church. A tailor-made sojourn

combining these two ‘Eternal Cities’ is

both a spiritual and cultural pilgrimage –

as we can show you first-hand.

From your base at the lavish Holy Deer

San Lorenzo City Lodge, your pilgrimage

could begin with a private guided tour of

Rome. Traverse the storied passageways

of the Colosseum, ascend the Palatine

Hill, and finish with classic Italian fare at

the Michelin-starred AROMA restaurant.

Then it’s onto the Vatican City, where

you enjoy special access to the Pontiff ’s

gardens, labyrinthine corridors,

galleries brimming with period

masterpieces and – of course – the

spectacular Sistine Chapel. Your special

access extends to a private visit of

The Cabinet of Masks – often unavailable,

even on exclusive tours. This room

houses ancient mosaics transported

from Hadrian’s Villa at Tivoli, as well as

a collection of masterful sculptures.

More soul-stirring experiences await.

As guests of the Pope, worship in

St Peter’s Basilica from a special area

adjacent to the pulpit; visit the vast

Apostolic Palace, His Holiness’s official

residence; and explore many more of the

Vatican’s sacred spaces.

Whether it’s by the extraordinary

artworks and architecture, or by

something altogether more holy,

you depart Rome divinely inspired.

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France

Bordeaux and Burgundy’s verdant vineyards,

perfumed Provence, the soaring French Alps and

glamorous Côte d’Azur beaches: the diversity of

France has long appealed to visitors. Then there’s

the heady romance of Paris – one of the most

beautiful cities in the world

n o t t o b e m i s s e d

• Visit some of the 100,000 wine producers in

beautiful Bordeaux and sample the finest malbec

• View a sea of purple in lavender-scented Aix-en-

Provence between mid-June and early July

• Wander Rue d’Aubervilliers in Paris to take in

open-air galleries and street art exhibitions

• Sip champagne at innovative Maison Leclerc

Briant, founded in 1872

• Explore the fairytale châteaux, rolling hills and

historical cities of the Loire Valley

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ORGANIC VINEYARDS OF NICE E-BIKE TOUR

Leave the buzz of the city behind and cycle through picturesque

hills on the outskirts of Promenade des Anglais to reach a

working vineyard for an authentic tour and tastings.

5 hours • Nice

GOURMET WALKING TOUR IN BORDEAUX

Enjoy a taste of Bordeaux with a gourmet safari stopping off at

street markets to sample local cheese, rich chocolate and fresh

oysters, via city landmarks including Place de la Bourse and the

Bordeaux Opera.

Half-day • Bordeaux

DUCASSE SUR SEINE DINNER CRUISE

Relax with a memorable dinner cruise along the River Seine

on board Paris’ first 100%-electric restaurant on water, and

feast on a mouth-watering menu created by world-famous chef

Alain Ducasse.

2 hours • Paris

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LE DOMAINE DES ETANGS

Le Domaine des Etangs is a fairy-tale château in Charente,

surrounded by the Cognac countryside. This 11th-century

former fiefdom sits amid hectares of meadows, ponds and

woodland. Soak in the Gallo-Roman-inspired thermal baths and

stay in rooms individually themed around celestial bodies.

VILLA LA COSTE

This hotel is a slice of luxury in rural Provence, with suites and

villas offering panoramic views of rolling hills. The property

showcases the work of renowned architects and artists – the

private art experience is a must. You can also discover lavender

fields, olive groves and vineyards on your doorstep.

ROYAL CHAMPAGNE

Located at Marne Valley’s edge, Royal Champagne showcases

sweeping vineyard views. Choose from a range of fine-dining

options, including Michelin-starred cuisine at Le Royal, where

the sommelier expertly pairs fine wines with fresh local flavours.

Opt to arrive in style with a helicopter ride into Pilvot.

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Grand supercar

tour of France

14 DAYS

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FRANCE

FROM £14,995PP

YEAR-ROUND

DAY 1: ARRIVE CHAMPAGNE,

FRANCE

Tour France from behind the wheel of your

very own supercar. Motor from Paris to

Champagne, where a soothing massage awaits.

DAYS 2 & 3: CHAMPAGNE

Make the most of your time in Champagne

with several tastings. Cruise down the Marne

River, tour historic Hautvillers by e-bike, and

visit innovative Maison Leclerc Briant.

DAY 4: MASSIGNAC

Back behind the wheel, drive through everchanging

scenery to romantic Massignac.

DAY 5: MASSIGNAC

Enjoy a day of rejuvenating wellness

experiences at a resplendent country estate.

DAY 6: BORDEAUX

Hit the road and travel south to beautiful

Bordeaux to relax amongst the vineyards.

DAY 7: BORDEAUX

A day of touring and tasting awaits at Château

de Ferrand, including a lunch-and-wine

pairing devised by a Michelin-starred chef.

DAY 8: PROVENCE

Soak up the views as you navigate your

supercar from Bordeaux to Provence.

DAY 9: PROVENCE

Discover Provence’s contemporary art scene

on an A&K-exclusive outdoor art tour.

DAY 10: MEGÈVE

Swap rolling Provençal hills for soaring Alpine

mountains and a popular ski resort town.

DAYS 11 & 12: MEGÈVE

There’s ample time to relax and explore.

Summit Mont d’Arbois by cable car, or travel

lesser-known trails with a private guide.

VILLA LA COSTE

DAY 13: CHAMPAGNE

Spend a final night in the familiar comfort of

charming Champagne.

DAY 14: DEPART CHAMPAGNE

Relish a final opportunity to cruise the roads

in your supercar as you return to Paris.

PRICING

At A&K, all of our luxury holidays are

individually tailored to suit your needs and

timescale. As a guide, this 14-day suggested

journey costs from £14,995 per person,

based on two sharing, including flights,

transfers, accommodation, selected meals

and guided excursions.

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Russia

Discover Russia’s gilded splendour from the majesty

of Moscow to the cultural capital of St Petersburg.

Start in Red Square, home of the Kremlin and the

onion domes of St Basil’s Cathedral. Head north

to the Winter Palace and masterpieces of the

Hermitage, before travelling on the Golden Eagle

Train across Siberia

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• Admire the Kremlin’s imperial glitz

• Hop from Moscow to St Petersburg on a

high-speed train

• Enjoy exclusive before-hours access to the

Peterhof Palace

• Discover enormous royal art collections in the

State Hermitage Museum

• Stay in opulent hotels close to Russia’s

famous landmarks

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BOLSHOI THEATRE BACKSTAGE TOUR

After a guided tour of the Red Square’s attractions, enjoy

privileged access to the world-famous Bolshoi Theatre.

Learn about the venue’s history and hear inside stories

about the stars and premieres.

Half-day • Moscow

AFTERNOON TEA WITH A RUSSIAN ARTIST

Join porcelain artist Yuri Petrochenkov and his family for

afternoon tea. Listen to his unique insights on Russian art

and culture, and view his impressive private collection.

Half-day • St Petersburg

MOSCOW SPACE MUSEUM AND VDNKh PARK

Learn all about the USSR’s many space endeavours, from Sputnik

to Soyuz, during a guided tour of the Memorial Museum of

Cosmonautics. Afterwards, visit VDNKh, a permanent trade

show and amusement park erected by the Soviets.

Half-day • Moscow

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FOUR SEASONS LION PALACE

Follow in the footsteps of royalty when you stay in this

19th-century palace guarded by two marble lions. Four Seasons

Lion Palace lies in the historic Admiralteysky District of St

Petersburg, near the Hermitage. Relax with champagne in the

glass-roofed garden in one of the palace’s original courtyards.

HOTEL ASTORIA

Stay at Hotel Astoria which lies in the hub of St Petersburg.

Choose from one of the 169 Art Deco-style rooms, many of

which enjoy views of St Isaac’s Square, and relax in the sublime

Lichfield Bar. Enjoy breakfast in Astoria Café, one of the best

restaurants in town.

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL MOSCOW

Located steps away from the Kremlin, this five-star property

is a modern reworking of the legendary Hotel Moskva. Take

afternoon tea in the Silk Lounge or relax with a treatment in

The Amnis Spa. After a late-night swim beneath the stars in the

glass-roofed pool, dine at one of the hotel’s exceptional venues.

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8 DAYS

FROM £5,695PP

MAR-NOV

DAY 1: ARRIVE MOSCOW, RUSSIA

Transfer to your luxury hotel located in the

heart of cosmopolitan Moscow.

DAY 2: MOSCOW

Tour the architectural highlights of the city

before pausing for a sophisticated spot of

afternoon tea.

DAY 3: MOSCOW

Visit the iconic Kremlin and State Armoury

where you’ll see the priceless Fabergé eggs.

DAY 4: MOSCOW & ST PETERSBURG

Take an art tour of Moscow before

transferring to St Petersburg where the

artistic highlights continue.

DAY 5: ST PETERSBURG

Tour the monumental buildings of

St Petersburg, including the Winter Palace.

DAY 6: PETERHOF

Visit Peterhof Palace for an out-of-hours tour,

then return to the city by hydrofoil.

DAY 7: PUSHKIN

Explore the opulent Catherine Palace in

Pushkin, an extravagant gift from Peter the

Great to his wife.

DAY 8: DEPART ST PETERSBURG

After a final morning to experience Russia,

transfer to the airport for your flight home.

PRICING

At A&K, all of our luxury holidays are

individually tailored to suit your needs

and timescale. As a guide, this eight-day

suggested journey costs from £5,695

per person, based on two sharing,

including flights, transfers, accommodation,

selected meals and guided excursions.

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Iceland

Embark on your Icelandic odyssey from the

colourful capital of Reykjavík to the Golden Circle.

You’ll discover a land of volcanoes, waterfalls,

geysers, and black-sand beaches. The night sky

offers the greatest show on Earth, the northern

lights. Leave feeling rejuvenated after a dip in the

mineral-rich waters of the Blue Lagoon

n o t t o b e m i s s e d

• Drive a super-Jeep to the ice tunnels and

caves of Langjökull glacier

• Explore geysers, waterfalls, and volcanic craters

during a Golden Circle tour

• Unwind in the geothermal waters of the

Blue Lagoon

• See the northern lights parade across a

crystal-clear, star-sprinkled sky

• Admire Reykjavík’s landmarks: Hallgrímskirkja

church, Harpa Concert Hall, and Perlan museum

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CHASE THE NORTHERN LIGHTS

Head out by night to view Iceland’s most awe-inspiring attraction,

the aurora borealis. Capture photographs you’ll treasure for a

lifetime, and learn about the science behind this spectacular

natural phenomenon.

Various • Hella

RUGGED ICELAND SUPER-JEEP TOUR

Embark on a super-Jeep tour to view Iceland’s fantastical

volcanoes, lava fields, and crater lakes. Your expert driver

showcases the South Shore’s highlights, including the hot

springs of Landmannalaugar.

Full-day • South Shore

DESCEND INTO A VOLCANIC CRATER

Take a one-of-a-kind cable lift ride through the magma chamber

of the mighty Thrihnukagigur volcano, while the colourful molten

rock is illuminated all around you.

Half-day • Bláfjöll Country Park

SKÁLAKOT

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TORFHUS RETREAT

Inspired by a Viking farm, Torfhús Retreat represents the classic

Icelandic turf-house style, but with all mod cons. This boutique

eco-luxury retreat sits at the heart of the Golden Circle. Enjoy

innovative Nobu-meets-Noma-style gastronomy and relaxing

soaks in the geothermally heated basalt stone pool.

This farmhouse with Art Deco interior is perfect for experiencing

the best of Iceland’s outdoors. Take part in exciting activities such

as horse riding, glacier walking, ATV touring, and river fishing.

After thrilling outings, unwind in the steam bath or hot tub, and

sample Icelandic dishes prepared with home-grown ingredients.

THE RETREAT AT BLUE LAGOON

Set deep within the Reykjanes UNESCO Geopark, The Retreat at

Blue Lagoon has been built into an 800-year-old lava flow. Guest

suites are surrounded by the mineral-rich waters of the Blue

Lagoon and the atmospheric spa is carved into volcanic rock.

This is the place to relax, rejuvenate, and explore.

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Iceland

6 DAYS

FROM £3,695PP

MAY-SEPT

DAY 1: ARRIVE REYKJAVÍK, ICELAND

Arrive in Iceland’s hip capital of Reykjavík and

transfer to your hotel.

THE RETREAT AT BLUE LAGOON

DAY 2: REYKJAVÍK

See the sights of Reykjavík, a city steeped in

modern history, with an expert guide.

DAY 3: GOLDEN CIRCLE

Visit the Golden Circle, home to Iceland’s

iconic geysers and volcanic craters.

DAY 4: SOUTH SHORE

Explore the cascading waterfalls, towering

glaciers, and eerie black-sand beaches of

Iceland’s South Shore.

DAY 5: REYKJANES PENINSULA

Discover the mountain lakes, jagged cliffs,

and other natural wonders of this enchanting

otherworldly landscape.

DAY 6: DEPART REYKJAVÍK

After a hearty breakfast, it’s time to say

goodbye to ‘the Land of Fire and Ice’.

PRICING

At A&K all of our journeys are individually

tailored to suit your needs and timescale.

As a guide, this six-day suggested holiday

will cost from £3,695 per person, based

on two sharing, including flights, transfers,

accommodation, selected meals and

guided excursions.

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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

(or if you booked via an authorised agent of ours, that agent)

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. Any money paid to a travel agent in respect of a

booking covered by the Company’s ATOL is held by that travel

agent on behalf of and for the benefit of the Trustees of the Air

Travel Trust at all times, but subject to the agent’s obligation

to pay it to us for so long as we do not fail financially. If we do

fail financially, any money held at that time by the agent or

subsequently accepted from you by the agent, is and continues

to be held by that agent on behalf of the Company and for

the benefit of the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust without any

obligation to pay that money to the Company.

(h) The balance is due 60 days before 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.

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 and 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. Where we are unable to assist you and you do not

wish to proceed with the original booking we will treat this as

a cancellation by you and the cancellation charges detailed in

clause 2(c) will be payable by you.

If you wish to change your arrangements while 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 re-booking and the normal

cancellation charges detailed in clause 2(c) will apply. If the

amended date of departure increases the price of your trip, this

increase will be payable by you.

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 re-booking and the

normal cancellation charges detailed in clause 2(c) will apply.

(b) Transfer 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 seven 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 Terms and Conditions and all

other terms of the contract between us.

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 cancellation requests must be in writing, by the person

who made the initial payment. Cancellations are effective on

the day 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.

Written advice of cancellation received

Days prior to departure

% of total holiday cost

60 days or more Loss of deposit

46-59 days 30% of total holiday cost

30-45 days 60% of total holiday cost

15-29 days 90% of total holiday cost

0-14 days 100% of total holiday cost

We will deduct the cancellation charge(s) from any monies

you have already paid to us. Amendment charges are not

refundable in any circumstances.

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.

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.

Partial room cancellation: Should one or more member of a

party cancel or leave a journey, it may increase the per person

price of those still travelling and you will be liable to pay

this increase.

We strongly recommend that you secure adequate travel

insurance as per clause 6.

Cancellation by you due to unavoidable and 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 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.

(d) Cutting your trip short

If you are forced to return home early, the Company cannot

refund the cost of any travel arrangements you have not

used. If you cut short your holiday and return home early

in circumstances where you have no reasonable cause

for complaint about the standard of accommodation and

services provided, the Company will not offer you any refund

for that part of your holiday not completed, or be liable

for any associated costs you may incur. Depending on the

circumstances, your travel insurance may offer cover for

curtailment and we suggest that any claim is made directly

with them.

(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

Terms and 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 sums already paid becomes due and payable

by you.

(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 longterm

changes we will always endeavour to advise you as soon as

possible prior to your departure.

This clause 2 outlines the rights you have if you wish to

cancel your booking. Please note that there is no automatic

statutory right of cancellation under the Consumer Contracts

(Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges)

Regulations 2013.

(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 minor. If we make a minor 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 “minor 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 minor 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. Please see clause 16 for

more information.

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

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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 seven days of our

offer. If we do not hear from you within seven 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.

In addition to a full refund of all monies paid by you, we

will pay you compensation as detailed below if you do not

accept the alternative arrangements we offer you and cancel

your booking or if we cancel your booking and no alternative

arrangements are available The compensation that we offer

does not exclude you from claiming more if you are entitled

to do so.

Compensation when notification of change is sent

Days prior to departure

More than 42 days £10

29-41 days prior £20

15-28 days prior £25

0-14 days prior £30

Compensation per person

*IMPORTANT NOTE: We will not pay you compensation in

the following circumstances:

(a) where we make a minor change;

(b) where we make a significant change or cancel your

arrangements more than 60 days before departure;

(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 (see clause 15).

‘Low bookings’ means that an insufficient number of people

have booked the arrangements to make their operation

financially viable in the advertised form.

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. However, we will not cancel your travel

arrangements less than 60 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 60 days before departure or as a result of low bookings,

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 give

you a full and prompt refund of all monies paid. In addition,

unless the cancellation has been caused by force majeure,

a failure by you to pay the balance, or low bookings, the

Company will pay you compensation as set out in clause 2(g).

(i) If you are due a refund, the Company will return the

amounts due to the same bank account or credit card that was

used when the original payment was made and in the same

currency that the Company originally received the funds.

3. PRICE POLICY

(a) We reserve the right to alter the prices of any of unsold

holidays shown in our brochure or on our website and correct

errors in the prices of confirmed holidays. You will be advised

of the current price of the holiday that you wish to book before

your contract is confirmed.

(b) The Company is under no obligation to give a breakdown

of the costs involved in a holiday.

(c) 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 seven 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.

(d) We also 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.

(e) We will absorb and you will not be charged for any

increase equivalent to two per cent 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 eight per cent 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 seven 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.

(f) 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.

(g) 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 the travel services specifically included in

your package, as set out in your Confirmation Itinerary and

Final Itinerary. 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. Please note that we shall not

be responsible for any additional services provided to you,

whether provided by the travel service providers or otherwise,

which are not set out in your Confirmation Invoice.

(c) We will not be responsible or pay you compensation for any

personal injury or death unless you are able to provide that it was

caused by our negligence or the negligence of our suppliers.

(d) We will not be responsible or pay you compensation for any

injury, illness, death, loss, damage, expense cost or other claim

of any description if it results from:

a. the acts and/or omissions of the person affected; or

b. the acts and/or omissions of a third party unconnected with

the provision of the services contracted for and which were

unforeseeable or unavoidable; or

c. force majeure (See clause 15)

(e) We limit the amount of compensation we may have to pay

you if we are found liable for loss of and/or damage to any

luggage or personal possessions and money. The maximum

amount we will have to pay you in respect of these claims is

an amount equivalent to the excess on your insurance policy

which applies to this type of loss per person in total because

you are required to have adequate insurance in place to cover

any losses of this kind. The maximum amount we will have to

pay for any other claims which don’t involve injury, illness or

death is up to three times the price paid by or on behalf of the

person(s) affected in total. This maximum amount will only

be payable where everything has gone wrong and you or your

party has not received any benefit at all from your booking.

(f) The extent of the Company’s liability will in all cases be

limited as if the Company were carriers under the appropriate

conventions when it comes to claims in respect of international

travel by air, sea and rail, or any stay in a hotel. International

Conventions which 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 1961; 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 agree that the operating carrier or

transport company’s own ‘Conditions of Carriage’ will apply to

you on that journey. When arranging transportation for you,

we rely on the terms and conditions contained within these

international conventions and those ‘Conditions of Carriage’.

You acknowledge that all of the terms and conditions contained

in those ‘Conditions of Carriage’ form part of your contract

with us, as well as with the transport company and that those

‘Conditions of Carriage’ shall be deemed to be included by

reference into this contract.

(g) In any circumstances in which a carrier is liable to you by

virtue of EC 261/2004 (denied boarding and flight disruption),

any liability we may have to you under our contract with

you, arising out of the same facts, is limited to the remedies

provided under the Regulation as if (for this purpose only) we

were a carrier.

(h) When making any payment, we are entitled to deduct any

money which you have received or are entitled to receive from

the transport provider or hotelier for the complaint or claim

in question.

(i) Subject to these Terms and Conditions, if we or our

suppliers negligently perform or arrange those services set out

in the Confirmation invoice 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 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 level of any such price

reduction or compensation in respect of any claim for damages

or compensation whatsoever will be calculated taking into

consideration all relevant factors such as but not limited to:

following the complaints procedure as described in these Terms

and Conditions and the extent to which ours or our employees’

or suppliers’ negligence affected the overall enjoyment of your

holiday. Please note that it is your responsibility to show that

we or our supplier(s) have been negligent if you wish to make

a claim against us

(j) It is a condition of our acceptance of liability under this

clause that you notify any claim to us and our supplier(s)

strictly in accordance with the complaints procedure set out in

these conditions.

(k) Our suppliers (such as accommodation or transport

providers) have their own Terms and Conditions or conditions

of carriage, and these conditions are binding between you and

the supplier. Some of these 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.

(l) If we make any payment, the person(s) receiving it (and

their parent or guardian if under 18 years) must also assign to

us or our insurers any rights they may have to pursue any third

party and must co-operate fully with us in seeking recovery

of any payment we make and any other assistance we may

reasonably require..

(m) Operational decisions may be taken by air carriers and

airports resulting in delays, diversions, or rescheduling. The

Company has no control over such decisions, and is therefore

unable to accept responsibility for them. Where, as a result of

force majeure, 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.

(n) Please note, the Company does not accept any liability for

any damage, loss or expense or other sum of any description

which on the basis of the information given to us by you

concerning your booking prior to our accepting it, we could

not have foreseen you would suffer or incur if we breached

our contract with you, if it relates to any business or if it is an

indirect or consequential loss of any kind.

(o) 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

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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 three-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 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.

(p) 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

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, the government who issued the

passport and/or visa you intend to travel under, and the

government of your destination.

Also ensure you make yourself familiar with the Foreign,

Commonwealth and 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.

(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.

(d) It is important that you check the details on your

Confirmation Itinerary 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’ passports are

valid for at least six months after the completion of their journey,

and/or contains blank pages (for visas). Please visit 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, go to

visacentral.co.uk to visit Visa Central. 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, health certificates, and international driving

licences, to ensure that these are in proper order, and to take

them with you. We recommend that if you are travelling with

a child (particularly one that does not share your surname or

if travelling without one or both parents), you check the entry

requirements for your destination. Certain countries have

introduced additional requirements, such as 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 and the

Company does not accept any responsibility if you incur any

other loss due to non-compliance with these requirements.

Please consult the travel advice produced by the government of

your home jurisdiction, the government who issued the passport

and/or visa you intend to travel under, and the government of

your destination 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. You agree

to reimburse the Company in relation to any fines or other losses

which we incur as a result of your failure to comply with any

passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities.

(f) Approximately seven days before departure you will receive

your air 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 any delay which is due to force majeure or 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 or damage to property, or

persistently affecting the enjoyment of others, we reserve the

right to terminate your holiday immediately. In the event of

such termination our liability to you and/or your party will

cease and you and/or your party will be required to leave your

accommodation or other arrangements immediately.

We will have no further obligations to you and/or your party.

No refunds for lost accommodation or any other arrangements

will be made and we will not pay any expenses or costs

incurred as a result of termination. You and/or your party

may also be required to pay for loss and/or damage caused by

your actions and we will hold you and each member of your

party jointly and individually liable for any damage or losses

caused by you or any member of your party. Full payment for

any such damage or losses must be paid directly to the hotel

manager or other supplier prior to departure. If you fail to

make payment, you will be responsible for meeting any claims

(including legal costs) subsequently made against us as a result

of your actions together with all costs we incur in pursuing any

claim against you. The Company cannot be held responsible

for the actions or behaviour of other guests or individuals who

have no connection with your booking arrangements or with

the Company.

(i) If you lose any personal items while 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 while 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 while on holiday.

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 supplier’s 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 are set out in clause 2(g). If your airline does not

acknowledge your rights, you should complain to the Civil

Aviation Authority at 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 checkin

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 online 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 three 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) Please note the existence of a “UK Air Safety list” (available

for inspection at https://www.caa.co.uk/Commercial-industry/

Airlines/Licensing/Requirements-and-guidance/Third-

Country-Operator-Certificates/ detailing air carriers that are

subject to an operating ban within the UK.

(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 for 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. 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. The

Company 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. We cannot accept any liability if we are not told about

any mobility/medical issues before travel. You must advise us

of any changes to your level of mobility or medical condition

which may affect your holiday between the point of booking and

when you travel. Acting reasonably, if we are unable to properly

accommodate the needs of the person(s) concerned, we will not

confirm your booking.

10. 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 20 7998 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 while 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 ideally 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 abta.com

which, though devised by arrangement with the Association

of British Travel Agents, is administered quite independently

by Hunt ADR. 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.

11. PROMPT ASSISTANCE

If, while 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 Terms and Conditions,

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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.

12. GOVERNING LAW

These Terms and Conditions and any matters arising from it

are governed in all respects by the laws of England and Wales.

We both agree that any dispute, claim or other matter which

arises between us out of or in connection with your contract or

booking will be dealt with by the Courts of England and Wales.

You may however, choose the law and jurisdiction of Scotland

or Northern Ireland if you live in those places and if you wish

to do so.

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 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.

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.com.

The Company is a member of ABTA (number V6398/72314)

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 go to www.abta.com.

You agree to accept that in the event of our insolvency, ABTA

may arrange for the travel services you have booked to

continue, or for a suitable alternative to be provided at the same

cost of your original booking. You also agree to accept that in

circumstances where the travel services supplier provides the

services you have booked, you agree to pay any outstanding

sum under your contract with us to that alternative travel

service provider. However, you also agree that in some cases

the services will not be provided, in which case you will be

entitled to make a claim under ABTA’s Scheme of Protection

(or your payment card issuer where applicable) for a refund of

the monies you have paid.

15. FORCE MAJEURE

Except where otherwise expressly stated in these Terms and

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 Terms and Conditions, force majeure

means any event beyond our or our suppliers’ 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(s) 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 while we will endeavour

to provide suitable alternative arrangements or refunds where

possible, we will not be liable to pay you any compensation.

16. COVID-19 ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND

ADDITIONAL HOLIDAY INFORMATION

(a) Guests must sign an acknowledgement attesting to their

fitness to travel and agreeing to comply with all health

protocols as directed by the Company’s staff during their

journey.

(b) The Company will have no liability for any refunds,

compensation, costs, expenses or other losses of any kind

incurred by you (including, where applicable, the cost of

medical treatment, curtailment of your holiday, missed

transport arrangement and additional accommodation

required), in the following circumstances:

a. Prior to departure, you have been diagnosed or have

otherwise been in contact with someone who has been

diagnosed with Covid-19 and are no longer able to travel and/

or required to self-isolate;

b. After your departure and during your holiday, you have been

diagnosed or have otherwise been in contact with someone

who has been diagnosed with Covid-19 and are required to

self-isolate.

c. You fail any tests, checks or other measures imposed by

a supplier, airline, port or airport, border control authority

or any other government body or local authority or fail to

submit for testing or assessment when requested to do so

and as a consequence you are denied boarding, denied entry

to the destination or otherwise denied access to any of your

travel arrangements. This includes any requirement to be fully

vaccinated (including any and all necessary boosters) and

for that vaccination to be valid, in-date and accepted by the

country(ies) which you are travelling to.

(c) In response to the Covid-19 global crisis, each destination

has implemented their own health and safety measures and

precautions in an attempt to combat the spread of the disease.

Specific regions, resorts, event organisers and suppliers have

also introduced their own health and safety measures in line

with government advice (local or national), depending on

their capacity and ability to take certain precautions. It is your

responsibility to make yourself aware of and comply with the

measures that are in place at the travel destination, resort or

other accommodation you have booked, Health and safety

measures and requirements may also vary for each activity, tour

and other excursions and travel arrangements you have booked.

These measures may be mandatory and it is essential that you

and any members of your party comply with and respect any

local and national health and safety measures throughout the

duration of your holiday as you could face penalties for failing

to do so. Such measures may include, but are not limited

to, social distancing, the use of facemasks both indoors and

outdoors, a maximum number of households or people in the

accommodation or other facilities and restrictions on the use of

certain facilities. They may also include a requirement for you

to take a specific Covid-19 test and show a negative result or

proof of recent recovery of Covid-19 or show proof of being fully

vaccinated (including any and all necessary boosters) and for

that vaccination to be valid, in-date and accepted by that specific

supplier, destination, resort etc. We will not be liable for any

costs, fees, charges or penalties you incur from your failure to

comply with any mandatory requirements or measures.

Where possible, we will make you aware in advance of any

mandatory measures that are in place at your travel destination

and/or in place at any of the travel arrangements that you have

booked. However, it is your responsibility to check the measures

and requirements that are in place at your travel destination and

ensure you are checking these regularly before your departure

date. For further information we suggest you visit https://www.

gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice and search for the country(ies) you

are planning to travel to, as well as the website and/or terms and

conditions of your specific travel arrangements.

(d) It is your responsibility to check the entry requirement for

the destination(s) you are travelling to as many countries have

introduced additional entry requirements. Entry requirements

may include, but are not limited to, proof of a negative

Covid-19 test taken at a certain point prior to your departure

date, additional Covid-19 test(s) taken at certain points during

your holiday or proof of a Covid-19 vaccination (including

any and all necessary boosters) and for that vaccination to

be valid, in-date and accepted by the country(ies) which

you are travelling to. In addition to these requirements, you

may be required to complete and present additional travel

documentation beforehand detailing any destination you

have travelled through/visited recently and whether you have

been diagnosed or been in contact with anyone who has been

diagnosed with Covid-19 recently. If you fail to complete and/

or present the above when required, or if you fail any health

check, you may be denied boarding and entry to your travel

destination(s). We do not accept responsibility if you cannot

travel and we are not liable for any costs, fees or charges you

incur if you have not complied with the requirements or if

you fail any health check. Unless stated otherwise, you will

be responsible for the cost of any Covid-19 tests that you are

required to have before and/or after your departure.

Entry requirements are likely to differ for each country

and may change before your departure date. Therefore, it is

important that you keep up to date with the entry requirements

that are in place for your travel destination(s).

Where possible, we will make you aware in advance of any

entry requirements that apply to your travel destination(s)

and will attempt to notify you without delay if any of the entry

requirements change before your departure date but it is your

responsibility to make yourself aware of the above and regularly

check for the most up to date information up until the point of

your departure. For further information on entry requirements,

please visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice and

search for the country(ies) you are planning to travel to.

17. PRICING POLICY

The prices shown in company literature are per person in

pound sterling (unless otherwise shown) from the UK based

on two people sharing.* (If we are quoting a price for a tailormade

holiday, the total price quoted will include all known

price increases and decreases and any special offers that we are

making at that time).

WHAT YOUR HOLIDAY PRICE INCLUDES

• Flights: Where flights are included, they will be return

economy class air travel unless otherwise specified.

(World Traveller Plus, Business and First Class travel

supplements available).

• United Kingdom Passenger Duty: Included where levied

in connection with flights booked by the Company.

• 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.

• Transportation between airports and hotels: Round-trip

transport by private or shared vehicle, boat, or charter

aircraft between airports and hotels.

• Accommodation: In rooms with private facilities (shower

and/or bath) inclusive of hotel service charges and local

taxes.

• Meals: Meals as specified on a table d’hôte basis. “Full

board” indicates breakfast, lunch and dinner; “half board”

is breakfast and dinner. “Breakfast” includes full breakfast

unless otherwise indicated.

• Sightseeing: As detailed in each itinerary on a private

guide basis (shared in most camps, lodges, and cruise

programmes). Entrance fees to national parks and game

reserves are included where applicable.

• The Company Representative: Services of a representative

or appointed local agent of the Company in your country

of destination.

YOUR HOLIDAY PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

• Passport or visa costs, porterage and 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.

• Tips: Discretionary tips to drivers, guides, hotel or boat

staff etc.

• Government levies or taxes: Any government levies

or taxes introduced after the publication of company

literature.

*Please note durations shown for single centre holidays

are based on the number of hotel nights booked excluding

overnight flights. If you are travelling alone additional

supplements over the above single room supplements apply.

Created: 06 October 2021

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Weather

Whatever the weather, A&K will help you make the most of your time away. Whether you are a sun

worshipper, a storm chaser, or somewhere in between, one of our holiday destinations will suit you to a tee.

And our local experts are there to make sure you experience the very best during your holiday, rain or shine.

Destination/Month JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC

˚C R ˚C R ˚C R ˚C R ˚C R ˚C R ˚C R ˚C R ˚C R ˚C R ˚C R ˚C R

South Africa (Cape Town) 21 20 21 20 20 30 17 50 15 70 13 90 12 100 13 70 14 50 16 40 18 20 20 20

Botswana (Gaborone) 26 90 25 80 24 70 21 40 17 10 13 8 13 1 17 1 21 10 23 40 25 60 25 80

Tanzania (Dar es Salaam) 27 70 28 60 27 120 26 260 25 180 24 30 23 20 23 20 24 20 25 40 26 80 27 90

Kenya (Nairobi) 20 40 20 40 21 70 20 160 19 110 17 30 17 10 17 10 18 20 20 40 19 110 19 70

Rwanda (Kigali) 21 83 21 128 21 147 21 112 21 82 21 24 21 8 22 41 22 71 21 134 21 137 21 112

Uganda (Entebbe) 21 72 22 86 22 163 21 258 21 252 21 117 20 76 20 77 21 76 21 103 21 142 21 119

Namibia (Windhoek) 25 70 23 80 22 70 20 30 17 1 13 0 13 0 16 0 20 1 22 10 25 20 25 40

China (Beijing) -3 0 0 1 6 3 13 10 20 30 24 70 26 220 25 170 20 50 13 10 5 10 -1 0

Japan (Tokyo) 6 50 7 70 9 100 15 120 19 140 22 170 26 130 27 140 24 210 19 190 13 90 9 50

Thailand (Bangkok) 26 10 28 20 29 30 30 70 30 190 29 150 29 150 28 180 28 320 28 230 27 50 26 10

Laos (Vientiane) 22 10 25 10 27 10 29 40 28 70 28 90 28 120 28 120 27 100 27 50 25 30 22 10

Vietnam (Hanoi) 17 21 17 28 20 46 24 91 27 183 29 229 29 255 28 296 27 251 25 146 21 46 18 14

Cambodia (Phnom Penh) 26 13 27 10 28 30 29 70 28 140 28 140 28 150 28 150 27 220 27 250 26 130 25 40

Singapore 27 238 27 165 28 174 28 166 28 171 28 163 28 150 28 171 27 163 27 191 27 250 26 269

Myanmar (Yangon) 25 6 27 0 29 3 31 21 29 188 27 340 27 395 27 360 27 314 28 176 27 15 25 1

Australia (Sydney) 22 100 22 110 21 130 18 100 15 90 12 130 11 60 12 80 15 50 17 70 19 80 21 70

New Zealand (Wellington) 17 70 17 70 16 80 14 90 12 120 10 120 9 130 9 120 11 90 12 100 13 80 15 80

India (Delhi) 14 20 17 20 23 10 29 10 33 10 34 60 31 200 30 200 29 120 26 10 20 4 16 10

Sri Lanka (Colombo) 27 80 27 60 28 110 28 250 28 330 28 190 28 120 28 90 28 150 27 350 27 300 27 150

Peru (Lima) 23 1 23 0 23 5 21 0 20 0 18 0 17 0 17 0 17 5 18 0 20 0 21 0

Ecuador (Puerto Ayora) 26 82 26 104 26 99 26 61 26 120 24 53 23 21 24 13 23 20 24 27 24 35 25 22

Chile (Santiago) 21 0 20 0 18 0 15 10 11 50 8 70 8 70 10 50 11 20 14 10 17 0 19 0

Argentina (Buenos Aires) 25 100 24 100 21 100 18 80 14 70 11 50 11 50 13 50 14 60 18 100 21 90 23 80

Brazil (Rio de Janeiro) 27 130 28 120 27 130 25 100 23 70 21 50 21 40 22 40 23 60 24 80 25 90 26 130

Costa Rica (San José) 18 10 19 0 20 20 21 40 21 220 21 240 20 210 20 240 21 300 20 290 20 140 18 40

California (Los Angeles) 14 82 15 87 16 61 17 26 18 6 20 2 23 0 23 3 22 7 20 12 17 32 15 62

Arizona (Phoenix) 14 23 15 23 18 25 23 8 28 3 33 0 35 28 34 25 31 15 25 15 18 18 13 23

Hawaii (Honolulu) 23 58 23 51 24 51 25 15 25 15 27 8 27 13 28 15 28 18 27 46 25 61 23 81

Canada (Vancouver) 4 268 5 105 7 114 9 89 13 65 16 54 18 36 18 37 15 51 10 121 6 189 4 162

Egypt (Cairo) 13 5 15 4 17 4 21 1 25 0 27 0 28 0 27 0 26 0 23 1 19 4 15 6

Jordan (Amman) 7 60 8 60 11 40 16 10 20 0 23 0 25 0 25 0 23 0 20 1 14 20 9 40

Morocco (Marrakech) 12 20 13 30 16 30 17 30 20 10 23 8 28 0 28 0 26 1 21 20 16 30 13 20

Italy (Rome) 8 81 9 75 11 65 13 55 17 32 21 16 23 15 24 33 21 68 17 93 13 111 10 90

Russia (Moscow) -8 30 -7 20 -2 30 5 30 12 50 15 60 17 80 15 70 10 50 3 50 -2 40 -6 40

Iceland (Reykjavík) 0 35 0 36 0 34 2 50 6 40 8 40 11 50 10 60 7 70 4 80 1 80 0 37

˚C = average temperature

R = average rainfall (mm)

Primary data courtesy of weatherbase.com

Additional data courtesy of timeanddate.com & worldweather.wmo.int

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Transforming travel:

from adventure to advantage

The travel industry is evolving. Greater

equity and sustainability from tourism

is becoming a key element in every booking.

Ensuring that the local community benefits

from the tourist economy is as vital to many

of our travellers as their passports, sunscreen,

and mosquito repellent.

At Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy

(AKP), we are dedicated to positively

impacting lives and livelihoods in the

communities where our guests travel. We are

equally committed to ensuring guests learn

about our philanthropic investments as an

integral part of their travel experience.

From Africa to Asia, Latin America to the

Arctic Circle, we are working with partner

communities on 46 education, healthcare,

conservation, and enterprise development

projects, across 24 countries, and with eight

full-time A&K Philanthropy co-ordinators.

OUR FOUR MAIN MISSION OBJECTIVES ARE:

EDUCATION

Providing a supportive learning environment, we are committed to enabling

children and young adults to fulfil their potential through many diverse opportunities.

CONSERVATION

Partnering with communities living on the edge of wilderness, we support

strategies to maintain a balance between endangered species, fragile ecosystems,

and economic opportunity.

HEALTH

We actively support the water, sanitation, and other health-related needs of

residents within our partner communities, ensuring a healthier life for all.

ENTERPRISE

Training our partner communities in self-support and income-generating

activities, we help drive growth of economic opportunity, and deliver other

innovations to positively impact local livelihoods.

Our tailor-made holidays can include culturally immersive

visits to our projects throughout the world.

Speak to one of our travel specialists about this when booking,

and see how you can transform your travel for good.

Call 03301 622 067, visit abercrombiekent.co.uk, or speak to one of our trusted travel agent partners 115


Abercrombie & Kent Ltd

St George’s House, Ambrose Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 3LG

101 St Martin’s Lane, London WC2N 4AZ

Abercrombie & Kent at Harrods

Lower Ground Floor, Harrods, 87-135 Brompton Road, London SW1X 7XL

03301 622 067

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