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TAILOR-MADE <strong>2022</strong>-20<strong>23</strong>


From the first conversation we had with A&K, we were assured that<br />

our experience would be special, and we were not disappointed. We<br />

especially liked that each destination had an A&K office with local staff<br />

on the ground. There were so many touches that we loved, such as the<br />

guides assisting with hotel and airport check-ins, and the cool towels<br />

and ice water available in the car whenever we were returning from<br />

touring. We enjoyed every moment of our celebratory trip, and we’re<br />

already planning our next holiday with A&K<br />

Mrs C, 2019


“Adventure by day, luxury by night”<br />

Dear traveller,<br />

I’m pleased to say that <strong>2022</strong> marks Abercrombie & Kent’s diamond anniversary.<br />

Although the world has changed much since I founded the company 60 years ago,<br />

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

of what we do.<br />

For our clients, we continue to find fresh ways to combine adventure and luxury.<br />

This year, notable additions to our portfolio include a flurry of new Ultra Luxury<br />

experiences – designed to elevate your holiday to another level – as well as holidays<br />

to the fascinating, lesser-visited kingdom of Saudi Arabia.<br />

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

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

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

African safari, and tailor-<strong>made</strong> travel has remained our passion ever since.<br />

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

service and access with which no other operator can compete. Whether you wish to<br />

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

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

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

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

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

for 60 proud years.<br />

With best regards,<br />

Geoffrey Kent<br />

CEO, Founder & Co-Chairman<br />

Abercrombie & Kent<br />

Follow @geoffrey_kent on Instagram<br />

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4 We’re passionate: we’ve been crafting perfect holidays since 1962


Contents<br />

INTRODUCTION<br />

Letter from Geoffrey Kent .............................................. 3<br />

The A&K difference ......................................................... 6<br />

Our people................................................. ....................... 8<br />

How to tailor-make with A&K ....................................10<br />

Ultra luxury ....................................................................12<br />

Holiday types .................................................................14<br />

LATIN AMERICA<br />

Peru .................................................................................62<br />

Ecuador & the Galápagos .............................................64<br />

Chile ................................................................................66<br />

Argentina ........................................................................68<br />

Brazil ...............................................................................70<br />

Costa Rica .......................................................................72<br />

AFRICA<br />

South Africa ...................................................................18<br />

Botswana.........................................................................22<br />

Tanzania ..........................................................................24<br />

Kenya ...............................................................................26<br />

Rwanda & Uganda .........................................................30<br />

Namibia ..........................................................................32<br />

SOUTH-EAST ASIA & THE FAR EAST<br />

South-East Asia ..............................................................36<br />

Japan ................................................................................40<br />

China ...............................................................................44<br />

NORTH AMERICA<br />

California ........................................................................76<br />

The South West ..............................................................78<br />

Alaska .............................................................................80<br />

Western Canada .............................................................82<br />

NORTH AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST<br />

Egypt ...............................................................................86<br />

Jordan ..............................................................................90<br />

Israel ................................................................................92<br />

Morocco ..........................................................................94<br />

Saudi Arabia ...................................................................96<br />

AUSTRALASIA<br />

Australia ..........................................................................48<br />

New Zealand ..................................................................50<br />

INDIAN SUBCONTINENT<br />

India ................................................................................54<br />

Sri Lanka .........................................................................58<br />

EUROPE<br />

Italy ............................................................................... 100<br />

France ........................................................................... 104<br />

Russia ........................................................................... 106<br />

Iceland .......................................................................... 108<br />

FURTHER INFORMATION<br />

Terms & conditions .................................................... 110<br />

Weather ........................................................................ 114<br />

A&K Philanthropy ..................................................... 115<br />

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6 You’re protected: we are an ATOL-protected and ABTA-bonded tour operator, and operate a CAA-approved Trust Account


The A&K difference<br />

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

experience, more than 55 offices around the world, and a renowned network<br />

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

privilege of authentic, local access<br />

RECOGNITION<br />

A&K’s service and reputation are tested every day<br />

by the most discerning critics: our clients. Time and<br />

again, we pass with flying colours. Travellers who<br />

choose A&K often write to tell us they’re now too<br />

spoiled to travel with anyone else. Among our peers,<br />

we are consistently recognised as the gold standard<br />

for luxury travel.<br />

During the pandemic, we have been hailed by Which?<br />

as a company that looks after your interests, even<br />

in difficult times. We are among a handful of tour<br />

operators given the ‘green light’ by the consumer<br />

champion on its Holiday Checker tool, a designation<br />

exclusively reserved for companies with which ‘your<br />

money is safe, refunds are processed quickly and in<br />

full, and you have freedom to change your booking for<br />

almost any reason – often close to your departure date’.<br />

ACCESS & AUTHENTICITY<br />

Thanks to our globe-spanning access, A&K works<br />

tirelessly to provide adventures that you won’t be<br />

able to experience with any other tour provider.<br />

Underlying each tailor-<strong>made</strong> holiday is the most<br />

robust tour operator support network in the<br />

travel industry – more than 55 offices in over<br />

30 countries worldwide, all upholding the same<br />

impeccable standards.<br />

At A&K, we forge lasting, one-on-one relationships<br />

with the people who know your destination best,<br />

from craftspeople and chiefs to experts in local art<br />

and history. Our connections allow us to open doors<br />

to private palaces, arrange out-of-hours tours of<br />

museums and galleries, and take you beyond the<br />

barrier time and time again.<br />

BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE<br />

A&K’s ‘Book with Confidence’ policy is designed to<br />

give you total peace of mind. It guarantees that any<br />

travel plans you make with us will be flexible, secure<br />

and fully supported.<br />

• We are a global brand with a<br />

global network<br />

• Strict health and hygiene<br />

guidelines<br />

• ABTA bonded, ATOL<br />

protected & CAA approved<br />

trust account<br />

• 24/7 emergency support<br />

BY TRAVELLERS, FOR TRAVELLERS<br />

It’s been six decades since Geoffrey Kent guided his<br />

first tour in the Kenyan bush. Since then, A&K has<br />

grown into a family of more than 2,500 luxury travel<br />

specialists devoted to offering an award-winning<br />

combination of exclusivity, comfort and authenticity<br />

on all seven continents.<br />

Some 60 years after our first pioneering safari in<br />

Africa in 1962, we’re still at the forefront of the travel<br />

industry: setting the standard for adventurous, luxury<br />

holidays. Whether you want to witness the circle of<br />

life on safari, explore with a small bubble of likeminded<br />

travellers, cruise to the farthest reaches of<br />

our planet, enjoy a tailor-<strong>made</strong> adventure, or relax in<br />

five-star style, A&K is here, ready and waiting to assist<br />

you in exploring our wonderful world.<br />

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Our people<br />

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

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

ON THE PHONE<br />

ON THE GROUND<br />

Experiences pioneer<br />

Chris Hamlin<br />

Cheltenham<br />

Seven years at A&K<br />

A connoisseur of off-the-beatentrack<br />

travel, Chris is keen to<br />

share his journeys from Lake<br />

Tanganyika and the Mahale<br />

Mountains to the wilds of Ethiopia<br />

Chinese curator<br />

Gerald Hatherly<br />

China<br />

35 years at A&K<br />

Legendary specialist Gerald says<br />

“you’re never too old to learn” and is<br />

always keen to share his knowledge of<br />

the customs and traditions of China<br />

Paradise seeker<br />

Elizabeth Patch<br />

Cheltenham & London<br />

9 years at A&K<br />

Anguilla-born Elizabeth left<br />

home and headed to seek<br />

the hidden gems of India,<br />

Asia, and Australia. She now<br />

inspires her clients to follow<br />

in her footsteps<br />

Etiquette expert<br />

Hatsuko Tsujimura<br />

Japan<br />

3 years at A&K<br />

Osaka-born Hatsuko’s<br />

passion for the history<br />

and culture of Japan,<br />

especially Seto Inland<br />

Sea, shines through for<br />

her clients<br />

Mindful traveller<br />

Sarah Tallents<br />

Cheltenham<br />

14 years at A&K<br />

Family travel specialist<br />

Sarah has explored from<br />

the dunes in Sharqiya<br />

Sands to the backstreets<br />

of Marrakech, and is<br />

always on the lookout for<br />

dream destinations<br />

Peruvian passion<br />

Rodrigo Custodio<br />

Peru<br />

11 years at A&K<br />

Celebrating his silver anniversary in<br />

tourism, Rodrigo is our man in Peru with<br />

extensive knowledge of the road less<br />

travelled and a passion for conservation<br />

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

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

Local knowledge, the best connections, and insider access to hidden gems allow our guides<br />

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

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

floating in the Dead Sea, or hiking to the Sun Gate at Machu Picchu.<br />

GUIDING YOU<br />

HOSTING YOU<br />

Original adventurer<br />

Anshuman Tripathi<br />

India<br />

20 years at A&K<br />

Adrenaline junkie Anshuman,<br />

known as ‘Indie’, is renowned<br />

for his trekking trips, wildlife<br />

expeditions, and tours of the<br />

famed Golden Triangle and<br />

around Rajasthan<br />

Eco-warrior<br />

Joseph Ole Koyie<br />

Sanctuary Olonana, Kenya<br />

10 years at A&K<br />

Award-winning eco-warrior Joseph, raised in the<br />

corridors of the Mara, likes nothing better than<br />

sharing his tales of the Great Migration with clients<br />

Safari specialist<br />

Richard Visser<br />

South Africa<br />

Seven years at A&K<br />

Safari guide Richard loves<br />

to share his passion for the<br />

great outdoors with tours<br />

from Kruger to Cape Town<br />

Thai master<br />

Sumet Sumpachanyanont<br />

Sanctuary Ananda,<br />

Myanmar<br />

Seven years at A&K<br />

Thai celebrity chef Sumet<br />

knows how to tantalise the<br />

taste buds with his beautifully<br />

presented fusion of flavours<br />

Culture connoisseur<br />

Francesca Milano<br />

Italy<br />

Seven years at A&K<br />

Language graduate and<br />

sommelier Francesca is<br />

passionate about sharing food<br />

and wine from her beloved<br />

country as she guides tours<br />

from Puglia across Europe<br />

Game changer<br />

Paul Bauer<br />

Sub-Saharan Africa<br />

11 years at A&K<br />

Regional managing director<br />

and Jo’burg native Paul has<br />

been in luxury travel for<br />

20 years. He is dedicated<br />

to delivering life-changing<br />

experiences for each guest<br />

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How to tailor-make<br />

with A&K<br />

From dreaming to booking, planning a holiday is a journey, an adventure dictated by your<br />

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

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

somewhere. The destinations, hotels and experiences featured in the following pages are the<br />

tip of the iceberg – a selection of the places we take our clients and a glimpse of the plethora<br />

of experiences awaiting travellers in each location.<br />

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

a snapshot of several component parts of a holiday (hotel and attractions) and a proposed<br />

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

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

N OT TO B E M I S S E D<br />

Paris and the Eiffel Tower. Siem Reap and<br />

Angkor Wat. Cairo and the Giza Plateau.<br />

From bucket-list landmarks to lesser-known<br />

must-sees, this section spotlights the unmissable:<br />

each country’s quintessential sites and sights.<br />

O U R FAVO U R I T E<br />

<br />

P L AC E S TO S TAY<br />

A&K inspects hundreds of luxury properties<br />

around the world, allowing us to incorporate only<br />

the very best into your journey. From five-star<br />

stunners to remote wilderness camps, we personally<br />

ensure that every hotel reflects the authentic<br />

character of your destination while meeting our<br />

uncompromising standards of comfort and service.<br />

S U G G E S T E D I T I N E R A R I E S<br />

& T R AV E L E D I T S<br />

As you browse this brochure, you’ll notice some<br />

destinations feature full-length suggested itineraries,<br />

while others include Travel Edits – these are our<br />

mini-itineraries, offering you a taster of a destination.<br />

Each has a theme attached, from arts and culture to<br />

wildlife, making it easy to decide if an Edit is right<br />

for you. They can be enjoyed on their own, combined<br />

to form longer journeys, or added as extensions to<br />

our full-length itineraries. With Travel Edits,<br />

you’re the editor.<br />

E X A M P L E E X P E R I E N C E S<br />

Without knowing what activities are available,<br />

trying to settle on a destination is tough. That’s why,<br />

in each country, we’ve shined a light on a handful of<br />

experiences to which A&K can access. Choose from<br />

hands-on workshops to out-of-hours tours; from<br />

fast-paced action to cultural immersion – there’s<br />

something for everyone.<br />

U LT R A LU X U RY<br />

There is nothing off the shelf about an ultra-luxe<br />

holiday with A&K. Perhaps you have an experience<br />

or holiday in mind, but you’re unsure if it exists?<br />

With our global network, little black book of contacts<br />

and decades of experience, few requests are beyond<br />

our reach.<br />

Read more about our Ultra Luxury offering on<br />

page 12, and look out for this Ultra Luxury symbol<br />

throughout the brochure for inspiration.<br />

A&K PHILANTHROPY<br />

IN ACTION<br />

Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy (AKP) is dedicated<br />

to positively impacting lives and livelihoods,<br />

conservation and enterprise development projects.<br />

Look out for the AKP logo on destination pages – it<br />

indicates an opportunity to visit an AKP programme<br />

on your tailor-<strong>made</strong> holiday.<br />

ACTIVE &<br />

WELLNESS<br />

WILDLIFE<br />

ARTS &<br />

CULTURE<br />

FOOD &<br />

DRINK<br />

PHILANTHROPIC<br />

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Ultra Luxury<br />

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

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

tailored to you. Expect behind-the-scenes experiences, the most exclusive accommodation,<br />

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

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

PLACES TO STAY<br />

Where you stay on holiday can shape your entire experience of a<br />

destination. We only recommend the most exceptional lodgings in the<br />

most extraordinary places. Your accommodation should be a sanctuary<br />

in which to retreat, unwind and recuperate – ahead of a new day of<br />

thrilling activities and adventurous excursions. To help pair you<br />

with your dream holiday home-from-home, we’ve created a portfolio<br />

of properties representing the height of luxury and exclusivity.<br />

Our ultra-luxe range features luxurious private homes that can be<br />

yours for a time; city apartments brimming with history;<br />

lavish resort retreats; and ideally situated, utterly original hotels.<br />

INSPIRING EXPEDITIONS<br />

BY GEOFFREY KENT<br />

Journeys of unrivalled exclusivity personally designed and<br />

accompanied by A&K’s founder, Geoffrey Kent. Travelling by<br />

private jet, explore far-flung, off-the-beaten-path destinations<br />

with the company of a travel pioneer. Inspiring Expeditions feature<br />

insider access to fascinating people and places, the finest<br />

local experts, as well as stays in superlative accommodation –<br />

such as an art-filled home on a private island or a spacious yurt<br />

on the Mongolian steppe – hand-picked to immerse you<br />

in the local culture.<br />

PRIVATE JET<br />

Enjoy flying as it is meant to be – not merely<br />

as a means of travelling from A to B, but<br />

as an essential part of what makes your<br />

escape luxurious. When you travel with us<br />

by chartered jet, you gain access to exotic<br />

destinations out of reach for most major<br />

airlines. As a result, our private jet itineraries<br />

are full of awe-inspiring visits to the world’s<br />

most remote corners. Enjoy personalised<br />

onboard service, avoid long queues for<br />

customs, and travel according to a schedule<br />

designed to elevate your experience – rather<br />

than one dictated by an airline’s convenience.<br />

PRIVATE YACHTS<br />

Explore the world safely and securely<br />

aboard A&K’s private yacht charters. These<br />

superyachts provide unprecedented access<br />

to remote destinations. Enjoy traversing<br />

overlooked nooks and hard-to-navigate<br />

crannies during once-in-a-lifetime<br />

expeditions. The yachts themselves feature the<br />

best amenities and are staffed by exemplary<br />

crews providing another tier of service.<br />

Choose an A&K private yacht holiday<br />

and benefit from bespoke itineraries, the<br />

arrangement of exclusive permits, aviation<br />

services and a world-class crew.<br />

PRIVATE ISLANDS<br />

Should you wish to elevate your<br />

accommodation experience to a lofty level,<br />

consider a private-island rental.<br />

Take advantage of a location with no<br />

neighbours, no prying eyes and no limits.<br />

Private island hideaways mean that your<br />

celebrations and breaks are secluded and<br />

guarantee complete privacy. This is the height<br />

of luxury, where you determine the what,<br />

when and how. With options in the Maldives,<br />

Indonesia and South-east Asia, you can eat,<br />

sleep, relax at your own pace in complete<br />

control of your sanctum.<br />

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OUR ULTRA-LUXURY ‘STORIES’<br />

Collaborations between our ultra-luxury<br />

travel specialists and our discerning clients<br />

or those in our little black book of contacts,<br />

our ‘Stories’ are tales of adventures previously<br />

curated by A&K and enjoyed by guests.<br />

A source of inspiration, these stories could<br />

be retold just for you, edited or entirely<br />

rewritten to suit your narrative.<br />

SACRED SPACES: ROME & THE VATICAN<br />

Explore the divinely inspired spaces of the<br />

‘Eternal City’, with exclusive access including an<br />

after-hours tour of the Vatican, a private visit to the<br />

Cabinet of Masks, and a chance to worship in St<br />

Peter’s Basilica as guests of the Pope. Read more on<br />

page 103.<br />

PATAGONIA – PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE<br />

This journey through the spectacular wilds of Patagonia includes<br />

a visit to the Valdes Peninsula accompanied by contributors to<br />

BBC’s Blue Planet, and an asado experience courtesy of<br />

famous Argentine chef, Francis Mallmann.<br />

THE JAPANESE ART OF WELLNESS<br />

Uncover Japan’s wellness secrets as you sail aboard a boutique<br />

floating hotel, experience forest bathing, soak in authentic hot-spring<br />

baths and seek Okinawa’s elixir of youth. Read more on page 42.<br />

GASTRONOMIC TOUR OF THE WESTERN CAPE<br />

See (and taste) why South Africa’s Western Cape is a<br />

gourmand’s dream. Sample from Leeu Estates’ award-winning wine<br />

collection, enjoy safari with a side of fine dining at newly opened<br />

Tswalu Kalahari, and much more. Read more on page 21.<br />

© MATIAS REBAK<br />

PAWPRINTS OF THE LION KING<br />

Embark on the ultimate Lion Kinginspired<br />

family safari, featuring Big Cat<br />

zoologist Jonathan Scott, sundowners on<br />

‘Pride Rock’ and a cinema screening in the<br />

African bush. Read more on page 29.<br />

A JOURNEY TO WELLNESS WITH ROSS CAMPBELL<br />

Embark on a transformational holiday with wellness guru Ross Campbell,<br />

hosted in a private retreat. Your programme is expertly tailored to the<br />

mental, physical and spiritual needs of you and your companions.<br />

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Other ways to travel<br />

with A&K<br />

LUXURY EXPEDITION CRUISES<br />

2021 marked 30 years of our exploration by sea – an unbeatable<br />

track record. Backed by all our experience, our all-inclusive polar<br />

expeditions and immersive cultural cruises are expertly crafted by a<br />

peerless, award-winning expedition team and set aboard exclusively<br />

chartered all-balcony ships.<br />

SAFARI<br />

Geoffrey Kent invented the modern safari, and A&K’s awardwinning<br />

safaris remain unmatched. As he writes in his memoir,<br />

Safari: “Africa never fails. One day on safari is the great adventure<br />

that will change the rest of an individual’s life”. Experience this<br />

transformation with the tour operator named the best in the world<br />

ten years in a row at the World Travel Awards.<br />

VILLAS<br />

A&K’s portfolio of European villas has been carefully curated by our<br />

villa specialists and features properties of every size – from romantic<br />

boltholes for two to impressive chateaux for multi-generational<br />

celebrations. Stay in a beautiful home-from-home anywhere from<br />

the Amalfi Coast to Corfu, and enjoy the five-star service provided<br />

by our in-destination teams.<br />

BEACH<br />

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

we ensure some luxurious extras. Our beach holidays to the Indian<br />

Ocean and the Caribbean place you at gorgeous resorts just a<br />

coconut kick from the sea. For somewhere closer to home, choose<br />

our exquisite coastal retreats in Europe, from Algarve gems to<br />

Cretan idylls.<br />

ESCORTED TOURS<br />

When it comes to inspiring travel, a small group makes a big<br />

difference. Each of our Luxury Small Group Journeys comprises a<br />

maximum of 18 guests, led by a resident tour director, and subject<br />

to our enhanced health and safety protocols. They showcase A&K’s<br />

unrivalled local access in destinations that call to the curious, with<br />

an authenticity that no other company can match.<br />

LUXURY YACHTS<br />

A luxury yacht holiday with A&K promises freedom, privacy and<br />

luxury on the open ocean. Moor up in exclusive marinas. Hop<br />

between charming harbour towns. Explore hidden coves, dive spots<br />

and archipelagos – all at your own pace. With A&K, your chartered<br />

yacht is crewed by experienced staff, who will unobtrusively guide<br />

you, tailoring excursions and experiences as you sail.<br />

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FAMILY<br />

You never forget the landmark moments in your child’s life. From<br />

your baby dipping a toe in the blue sea or your toddler glimpsing<br />

the white clouds from the window of a plane to your teenager<br />

catching a wave, you’ll treasure these firsts forever. Begin their<br />

journey of discovery with A&K luxury family holidays.<br />

HONEYMOONS<br />

What constitutes the perfect honeymoon is as individual and as<br />

subjective as choosing a dress or deciding who makes the guest list.<br />

Whatever you, as a couple, want from your super-personal, one-ina-lifetime<br />

trip, the ideal is achievable. All you need to do is decide<br />

what and where is right for you, as together, you celebrate this new<br />

phase of your relationship.<br />

WILDLIFE<br />

Our luxury wildlife holidays whisk you away to some of the most<br />

dramatic landscapes on Earth, where you’ll see nature at its most<br />

captivating. From tigers in Ranthambore and leopards in Yala to<br />

bears in British Columbia and orangutans in Borneo, explore the<br />

splendour and surprises of the planet’s life with A&K experts and<br />

guides by your side.<br />

MULTI-CENTRE<br />

Life’s too short to settle for anything else than the perfect itinerary.<br />

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

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

A combination of countries can allow you to see the world in<br />

new, extraordinary ways. No amalgam is too complex; allow your<br />

imagination to take flight.<br />

RAIL HOLIDAYS<br />

There’s an old-fashioned, evocative romance that comes with<br />

travelling by train. Our tailor-<strong>made</strong> rail holidays allow you to<br />

experience life on-board a luxurious rail carriage, with plenty of<br />

fascinating stops along the way. Enjoying all the comforts of an<br />

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

scenery in full view from your cabin window.<br />

FOOD & DRINK<br />

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

its food. The cuisine of a country tells you much about its history,<br />

culture, and people, and we’re big believers in sampling the local<br />

delicacies of every place we visit. From private wine tours of<br />

California’s best vineyards to noodle-making cookery classes in<br />

Osaka, we can design a unique culinary holiday to suit your tastes.<br />

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Africa<br />

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

to follow the Great Migration, experience the Namib desert, and cross the continent’s greatest<br />

national parks. Track gorilla and chimpanzee through dense forest, and explore<br />

the wilds of the Okavango Delta. Lend a hand to conservation projects, hit cosmopolitan<br />

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

and we want you to love Africa as much as we do<br />

“We have travelled several times with A&K and always experienced<br />

professional, prompt treatment when booking. I think what distinguishes<br />

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

always efficient and top quality. I would recommend them unreservedly”<br />

Mrs M, 2 0 1 9<br />

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destinations, Travel Edits, itineraries, experiences, and accommodation, visit abercrombiekent.co.uk<br />

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AFRICA<br />

Masai Mara<br />

Bwindi Impenetrable<br />

National Park<br />

Bwindi Community<br />

Hospital<br />

UGANDA<br />

Kigali<br />

✈ 10 hours<br />

KENYA<br />

Nairobi<br />

✈ 8 hours 30 mins<br />

Mount Kilimanjaro<br />

Serengeti<br />

National Park<br />

TANZANIA<br />

Dar es Salaam<br />

✈ 10 hours<br />

Okavango Delta<br />

& Moremi Game<br />

Reserve<br />

Lower Zambezi<br />

National Park<br />

Chobe National Park<br />

ZAMBIA<br />

MOZAMBIQUE<br />

Nyerere National<br />

Park Tanzania<br />

(Selous Game Reserve)<br />

Skeleton<br />

Coast<br />

Victoria Falls<br />

ZIMBABWE<br />

Madikwe Game<br />

Reserve<br />

Kalahari Desert<br />

NAMIBIA<br />

BOTSWANA<br />

Kruger National Park<br />

Johannesburg<br />

✈ 10 hours<br />

SOUTH AFRICA<br />

Eastern Cape<br />

Cape Town<br />

✈ 12 hours<br />

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South<br />

Africa<br />

From the wild Kalahari to the lush KwaZulu-Natal;<br />

the nomadic bush people to the cosmopolitan<br />

Capetonians – South Africa is truly a land of diversity.<br />

Its vineyards yield world-famous wines while its<br />

coast sparkles. The spectacular wildlife that calls this<br />

country home is ever-present and sensational<br />

n o t t o b e m i s s e d<br />

• Experience South Africa’s treasures from worldclass<br />

wineries to awe-inspiring national parks and<br />

wildlife reserves<br />

• Gain firsthand insight into the cultural<br />

melting pot of the ‘Rainbow Nation’<br />

• Journey along the scenic Garden Route and<br />

admire the southern peninsula’s floral kingdom<br />

• Enjoy experiencing safari drives, bush walks,<br />

and rewarding conservation projects<br />

• Hear true tales of the Anglo-Zulu and<br />

Boer Wars from master storytellers<br />

e x a m p l e e x p e r i e n c e s<br />

TREK UP TABLE MOUNTAIN<br />

Hike with your private guide to the summit of Table Mountain,<br />

marvel at the panoramic views over the Twelve Apostles,<br />

then enjoy a scenic descent by cable car.<br />

Half-day • Cape Town<br />

WHALE-WATCHING TOUR<br />

From July to November, go whale-watching off the coast of Hermanus<br />

– renowned as a hot spot for these majestic marine mammals. From<br />

your boat, spot southern right, humpback, and Bryde’s whale.<br />

Full-day • Hermanus<br />

FAMILY WINELANDS AND HORSE RIDING<br />

Spend time on horseback exploring the Paarl Mountain Reserve,<br />

home to some of the world’s best vineyards. Adults will enjoy<br />

wine tasting while the children will love sampling ice-cream.<br />

Full-day • Cape Town<br />

BATTLEFIELDS TOUR OF ISANDLWANA<br />

Learn about one of the most famous conflicts in the<br />

Anglo-Zulu War, as you’re guided across the historic<br />

battlefield where it all happened.<br />

Half-day • Kwazulu Natal<br />

CAPE POINT SIDECAR TOUR<br />

Circumnavigate the fair Cape with a ride in the sidecar of a vintage<br />

military motorcycle. Stop off at some of the region’s most iconic<br />

sights en route to South Africa’s southernmost tip.<br />

Full-day • Cape Town<br />

SLEEP IN A TREE HOUSE<br />

Spend a serene night under the stars in a luxury safari tree house.<br />

Sleep in harmony with nature and see the sun set and rise over a<br />

private concession where the Big Five roam free.<br />

All-night • Kruger<br />

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AFRICA<br />

SOUTH AFRICA<br />

s u g g e s t e d i t i n e r a r y<br />

Classic South Africa<br />

12 DAYS<br />

FROM £7,780PP<br />

JAN-APR & SEP-DEC<br />

DAY 1: ARRIVE CAPE TOWN,<br />

SOUTH AFRICA<br />

Fly to Cape Town overnight, ready for your<br />

Classic South Africa experience.<br />

DAY 2: CAPE TOWN<br />

From the chic V&A Waterfront, discover the<br />

cosmopolitan, oceanside city of Cape Town.<br />

DAYS 3 & 4: CAPE TOWN<br />

Visit Mandela’s former prison, Robben Island,<br />

ride the funicular up Cape Point, or watch<br />

waddling penguin at Boulders Beach.<br />

DAY 5: FRANSCHHOEK<br />

Today, explore South Africa’s world-famous<br />

wineries, sampling along the way.<br />

DAY 6: WINELANDS<br />

Continue your tour, visiting Stellenbosch,<br />

Franschhoek, and Paarl.<br />

DAY 7: HERMANUS<br />

Enjoy the ever-changing scenery as you<br />

journey to the seaside town of Hermanus.<br />

DAY 8: HERMANUS<br />

Stroll cliff paths and trails at this renowned<br />

whale-watching spot. Or relax in your hotel’s<br />

ocean-overlooking pool.<br />

DAY 9: SABI SANDS<br />

Fly to Sabi Sands, a prestigious wildlife<br />

preserve located within Kruger National Park.<br />

THE SILO<br />

DAYS 10 & 11: SABI SANDS<br />

Experience the magic of South Africa’s bush<br />

in this 65,000-hectare reserve.<br />

DAY 12: DEPART SABI SANDS<br />

Fly from Sabi Sands to Johannesburg,<br />

then catch your overnight flight home.<br />

PRICING<br />

At A&K, all of our luxury holidays are<br />

individually tailored to suit your needs<br />

and timescale. As a guide, this 12-day<br />

suggested journey costs from £7,780 per<br />

person, based on two sharing, including<br />

flights, transfers, car hire, private driver<br />

and vehicle on safari, accommodation,<br />

selected meals, and guided excursions.<br />

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SANCTUARY MAKANYANE<br />

o u r fav o u r i t e p l a c e s t o s tay<br />

ONE&ONLY CAPE TOWN<br />

Gracing Cape Town’s fashionable V&A Waterfront, One&Only<br />

Cape Town’s 91 spacious rooms look out to Table Mountain or the<br />

picturesque harbour. During your stay, dine at the resort’s Michelinstarred<br />

Nobu restaurant, retreat to the private island spa, and relax<br />

in a cabana around the heated infinity pool.<br />

THE SILO<br />

A lauded addition to The Royal Portfolio, The Silo is an industrialchic<br />

property created from the V&A Waterfront’s iconic grain store.<br />

Each of the 28 individually-styled rooms offers incredible views of<br />

the city or Table Mountain above. Expect five-star facilities including<br />

a sky terrace complete with swimming pool, bar, and restaurant.<br />

LEEU ESTATES<br />

Leeu Estates is a stylish boutique hotel set in the beautiful<br />

Franschhoek Valley. An impressive collection of sculptures dot the<br />

immaculate gardens, while a restored 19th-century manor houses<br />

the working wine farm. Unwind at the spa and visit the Wine Studio<br />

for tastings of the Mullineaux and Leeu Family wines.<br />

BIRKENHEAD HOUSE<br />

High on the cliffs outside Hermanus in the Western Cape lies<br />

Birkenhead House, the ultimate coastal retreat. All 11 opulent,<br />

individually decorated rooms provide vistas of Walker Bay,<br />

two sandy beaches, and the distant Overberg mountains.<br />

Facilities include three pools, a gym, and a spa.<br />

SANCTUARY MAKANYANE<br />

Situated within malaria-free Madikwe, Sanctuary Makanyane<br />

was designed to blend in with nature and is ideal for newlyweds.<br />

The luxury lodge’s glass-walled suites allow uninterrupted views of<br />

the lush surroundings, and each is equipped with air-conditioning,<br />

as well as a fireplace for chilly winter nights.<br />

TSWALU<br />

The accommodation in Tswalu, a large private conservation project<br />

in the Green Kalahari where only 30 guests may stay at one time,<br />

epitomises stylish yet rustic elegance. The main lodge, The Motse,<br />

consists of nine gorgeous legae (dwellings), while luxurious,<br />

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

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AFRICA<br />

u lt r a l u x u r y<br />

SOUTH AFRICA<br />

GASTRONOMIC TOUR<br />

OF THE WESTERN CAPE<br />

LEEU ESTATES<br />

There’s a new big hitter in the world of<br />

gastronomy. The food scene of South<br />

Africa’s Western Cape is worth crossing<br />

the world for, and its excellent restaurants<br />

are gaining well-earned Michelin<br />

recognition and a share of the limelight.<br />

Experience this flourishing culinary<br />

scene for yourself with the ultimate<br />

palate-pleasing tour, taking you from<br />

Cape Town’s innovative eateries to the<br />

celebrated vineyards of the Winelands.<br />

Beginning in Cape Town, gain expert<br />

insight into the region’s organic cooking<br />

with chef-to-the-stars Nicky Gibbs; take<br />

an immersive food tour of the cuttingedge<br />

Woodstock area; and stay at iconic<br />

waterfront hotel, The Silo.<br />

We can also arrange for you to travel<br />

by helicopter for a meal at Wolfgat<br />

in Paternoster. This award-winning<br />

beachfront eatery delights with its<br />

predominantly seafood and foragedgreens<br />

menu.<br />

Next, journey to the Cape Winelands.<br />

While staying at Leeu Estates in the<br />

pretty village of Franschhoek, enjoy a<br />

private tasting of the property’s lauded<br />

wine collection, sample a seven-course<br />

‘Gourmand’ menu and admire artwork<br />

amidst the fynbos at the sculpture<br />

park. Then it’s on to the restaurant at<br />

Babylonstoren, a proud exponent of the<br />

farm-to-fork ethos.<br />

Lastly, visit the private game reserve<br />

of Tswalu Kalahari, where chefs serve<br />

reinterpreted local flavours and foraged<br />

ingredients with a side of exciting wildlife<br />

spotting. You leave South Africa with a<br />

happy heart, full belly and sated mind.<br />

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Botswana<br />

SANCTUARY STANLEY’S CAMP<br />

Explore a land of diverse vistas and thrilling<br />

experiences. Cruise past elephant or hippo on the<br />

Chobe River or view the verdant Okavango Delta.<br />

Visit the ‘predator capital of Africa’, Moremi Game<br />

Reserve, walk with the bushmen of the Kalahari, or<br />

spot meerkat in the Makgadikgadi Pan<br />

n o t t o b e m i s s e d<br />

• Sail the mighty Chobe River on a sunset cruise<br />

• Glide through biodiverse Okavango Delta<br />

in a mokoro (dugout canoe)<br />

• Allow your private guide to show you the big<br />

cats on the prowl in Moremi Game Reserve<br />

• Experience the unique culture of the San people<br />

• Witness ‘the Smoke that Thunders’, Victoria Falls,<br />

from both the Zambian and Zimbabwean sides<br />

e x a m p l e e x p e r i e n c e s<br />

o u r fav o u r i t e p l a c e s t o s tay<br />

EXPLORE THE OKAVANGO DELTA BY CANOE<br />

Discover Botswana’s riverine wildlife and spot some of its most<br />

elusive animals as you cruise the Okavango Delta in a traditional<br />

mokoro (dug-out canoe).<br />

1-3 hours • Okavango Delta<br />

HELICOPTER FLIGHT OVER OKAVANGO DELTA<br />

Experience the wonders of the Okavango Delta from sky-high.<br />

Drink in the breath-taking panorama as you soar above the lush<br />

floodplains, spotting any number of animal species as you go.<br />

15 or 30 minutes • Okavango Delta<br />

SAN BUSHWALK<br />

While visiting the striking Makgadikgadi Pan salt flat, enjoy<br />

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

You’ll discover the ancient heritage, lifestyles, and survival skills<br />

of these hardy people.<br />

3 hours • Makgadikgadi Pan<br />

SANCTUARY CHOBE CHILWERO<br />

Stay in the heart of the bush in Chobe. This lodge is a luxurious<br />

retreat where you can enjoy safari drives and a sundowner cruise.<br />

Relax at the end of the day with a spa treatment or take a dip in<br />

the swimming pool with views of the Chobe River.<br />

SANCTUARY STANLEY’S CAMP<br />

This intimate camp lies on the edge of the huge Moremi Game<br />

Reserve. Sleeping under canvas in luxury en-suite safari tents,<br />

get to know the resident elephant herd, and experience the<br />

extreme season changes which transform the landscape from<br />

dry savannah to lush tropical canopy.<br />

SANCTUARY CHIEF’S CAMP<br />

This outstanding camp lies in the heart of the Moremi Game<br />

Reserve, an ‘untouched safari paradise’. Choose from one of<br />

12 luxury, raised bush pavilions and cool off in your private<br />

plunge pool. Enjoy twice-daily safari drives and seasonal<br />

mokoro excursions.<br />

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s u g g e s t e d i t i n e r a r y<br />

Classic Botswana<br />

11 DAYS<br />

FROM £7,495PP<br />

AFRICA<br />

BOTSWANA<br />

MAY-OCT<br />

DAY 1: ARRIVE JOHANNESBURG,<br />

SOUTH AFRICA<br />

Maximise your holiday time by flying<br />

overnight to Johannesburg.<br />

DAY 2: LIVINGSTONE, ZAMBIA<br />

Fly the short hop from Johannesburg to<br />

Livingstone. Your adventure begins with a<br />

sunset cruise on the Zambezi River – keep<br />

an eye out for elephants, who come to the<br />

riverbanks to drink.<br />

DAY 3: VICTORIA FALLS, ZAMBIA/<br />

ZIMBABWE<br />

Experience the crashing falls of the ‘Smoke<br />

that Thunders’. Then unwind with a spa<br />

treatment by the Zambezi, try your hand at<br />

fishing or visit a local school.<br />

DAY 4: CHOBE, BOTSWANA<br />

Cross the border into Botswana and Chobe<br />

National Park.<br />

DAY 5: CHOBE<br />

Head out on a sunrise safari to see the animals<br />

come to life. Mid-afternoon, a boat cruise<br />

awaits; sip a sundowner as you float down<br />

the river amid crocodile, hippo and a striking<br />

array of birdlife.<br />

DAY 6: OKAVANGO DELTA<br />

An air transfer will whisk you to the Okavango<br />

wilderness.<br />

SANCTUARY CHIEF’S CAMP<br />

DAY 7: OKAVANGO DELTA<br />

Today, safari drives, mokoro canoe trips and<br />

walking safaris with buffalo, giraffe and lion<br />

lie ahead.<br />

DAY 8: MOREMI<br />

Fly into the heart of the Okavango and<br />

Moremi Game Reserve.<br />

DAYS 9 & 10: MOREMI<br />

Morning and evening safari drives show off<br />

Botswana at its best. There is plenty of time to<br />

see abundant wildlife, including rarer species<br />

such as cheetah, leopard and even wild dog.<br />

DAY 11: DEPART MOREMI<br />

Take a short scenic flight to Maun and on to<br />

Johannesburg, where you will connect with<br />

your overnight flight back to the UK.<br />

PRICING<br />

At A&K, all of our luxury holidays are<br />

individually tailored to suit your needs<br />

and timescale. As a guide, this 11-day<br />

suggested journey costs from £7,495 per<br />

person, based on two sharing, including<br />

flights, transfers, car hire, private driver<br />

and vehicle on safari, accommodation,<br />

selected meals, and guided excursions.<br />

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Tanzania<br />

Even African safari veterans are blown away<br />

by the sheer variety and abundance of wildlife in<br />

Tanzania. The north is home to the Great Migration;<br />

the south is raw and wild; the west (famed for<br />

Lake Tanganyika) is extolled as a ‘last frontier’.<br />

At all compass points, Tanzania offers something<br />

for everyone<br />

n o t t o b e m i s s e d<br />

• Observe Africa’s iconic Big Five with A&K’s<br />

expert guides in private, custom-<strong>made</strong> vehicles<br />

• Admire Kilimanjaro and its three volcanic cones<br />

• Witness the Great Migration of<br />

wildebeest and zebra in the Serengeti<br />

• Go off the beaten track in southern Tanzania<br />

• Experience the unique blend of Africa, Arabia,<br />

and Europe that is the tropical island of Zanzibar<br />

SANCTUARY KICHAKANI SERENGETI CAMP<br />

e x a m p l e e x p e r i e n c e s<br />

BALLOON SAFARI OVER THE SERENGETI<br />

Enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the Serengeti during a thrilling hot air<br />

balloon ride. As the sun rises over the savannah, you’ll gently<br />

float above the plains, spotting spectacular wildlife from up high.<br />

Half-day • Serengeti National Park<br />

FLY CAMPING UNDER AFRICAN STARS<br />

Sleep under the stars in the heart of Nyerere National Park<br />

Tanzania (Selous Game Reserve). There’s no better way to<br />

connect with nature than spending a night fly camping in the<br />

African bush.<br />

Overnight • Nyerere National Park Tanzania (Selous<br />

Game Reserve)<br />

CHIMPANZEE TREK IN THE MAHALE MOUNTAINS<br />

Come face-to-face with chimpanzee during a guided trek into the<br />

rainforest of the Mahale mountains. Watch as they forage, nurse<br />

their young, and build their nests right in front of your eyes.<br />

Full- or half-day • Mahale Mountains<br />

o u r fav o u r i t e p l a c e s t o s tay<br />

SANCTUARY SWALA<br />

Retreat to one of the 12 luxurious, contemporary-African tents<br />

of Sanctuary Swala. Nestling in a remote valley within Tarangire<br />

National Park, the camp is located near a waterhole, which<br />

attracts herds of ambling elephant, the occasional leopard, and<br />

prolific birdlife, and offers views of the plains.<br />

SANCTUARY NGORONGORO CRATER CAMP<br />

Enjoy dinner under the stars at Ngorongoro Crater Camp.<br />

As the name implies, it’s set on the rim of the crater that is<br />

home to a huge variety of African wildlife. The 10 classic tents<br />

include outdoor seating areas where you can relax with a<br />

sundowner while enjoying the stellar views.<br />

SANCTUARY KICHAKANI SERENGETI CAMP<br />

Follow the Great Migration while enjoying the comforts of<br />

Sanctuary Kichakani Serengeti Camp, which moves twice a<br />

year to ensure guests are best positioned to watch the wildlife.<br />

Experience a traditional bucket shower in your luxury tent, and<br />

dine under the stars with views over the magical Serengeti.<br />

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s u g g e s t e d i t i n e r a r y<br />

Classic Northern<br />

Tanzania<br />

12 DAYS<br />

AFRICA<br />

TANZANIA<br />

FROM £6,935PP<br />

JAN-MAR & JUN-NOV<br />

SANCTUARY SWALA<br />

DAY 1: ARRIVE ARUSHA, TANZANIA<br />

Fly to Kilimanjaro Airport via Amsterdam.<br />

Requesting a window seat is highly<br />

recommended.<br />

DAY 2: TARANGIRE<br />

Meet your private driver and guide and begin<br />

your in-depth adventure on a safari drive<br />

through Tarangire National Park.<br />

DAY 3: TARANGIRE<br />

An early start offers the chance to catch a<br />

beautiful sunrise over the pink-tinged plains.<br />

Later, visit a nearby village to learn about local<br />

life and conservation projects.<br />

DAY 4: NGORONGORO<br />

Move north to the iconic Ngorongoro Crater,<br />

stopping along the way at a scenic forest farm<br />

and working coffee farm or a Maasai village.<br />

DAY 5: NGORONGORO<br />

Ngorongoro’s crater is a natural amphitheatre<br />

for wildlife. On a drive down to the crater<br />

floor for a waterside picnic, you might spot<br />

black rhino, bull elephants and big cats.<br />

DAY 6: SERENGETI<br />

Journey to the epic Serengeti and the best<br />

location in the reserve for the time of year.<br />

DAY 7: SERENGETI<br />

The Serengeti’s short-grass plains, woodland<br />

and rocky outcrops harbour everything from<br />

wildebeest to cheetah, making the wildlife<br />

viewing here simply sensational.<br />

DAY 8: ZANZIBAR<br />

Fly to Zanzibar via Arusha for an idyllic<br />

couple of days on the ‘spice island’.<br />

DAYS 9-11: ZANZIBAR<br />

Spend time strolling along powder-soft white<br />

beaches, snorkelling colourful coral reefs or<br />

roaming the winding alleys of Stone Town.<br />

DAY 12: DEPART ZANZIBAR<br />

Fly from Zanzibar to Dar Es Salaam, then<br />

catch your overnight flight home.<br />

PRICING<br />

At A&K, all of our luxury holidays are<br />

individually tailored to suit your needs<br />

and timescale. As a guide, this 12-day<br />

suggested journey costs from £6,935 per<br />

person, based on two sharing, including<br />

flights, transfers, car hire, private driver<br />

and vehicle on safari, accommodation,<br />

selected meals, and guided excursions.<br />

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Kenya<br />

The place where it all began for A&K. Learn the<br />

jumping dance with Maasai warriors before seeing<br />

the Big Five on a safari drive in the Mara. Visit Lewa<br />

Downs, where Mount Kenya forms a magnificent<br />

backdrop to rhino conservation efforts. Relax on the<br />

sandy beaches along the Indian Ocean<br />

n o t t o b e m i s s e d<br />

• Embark on private safari drives in<br />

custom-built vehicles<br />

• Experience Kenya by foot, mountain bike,<br />

4x4, horseback, and helicopter<br />

• Visit a Maasai village to learn about the<br />

nomadic herders’ traditions<br />

• Witness the Great Migration within the<br />

Masai Mara National Reserve<br />

• Journey to Amboseli National Park for its<br />

elephants and Mount Kilimanjaro views<br />

e x a m p l e e x p e r i e n c e s<br />

BIPLANE FLIGHT OVER KENYAN ESCARPMENT<br />

Experience a thrilling Out of Africa moment with a private<br />

biplane flight over the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. Swoop past<br />

beautiful valleys and rivers which are home to the Big Five.<br />

Minimum 30 minutes • Lewa<br />

CULTURAL VISIT TO SAMBURU TRIBE<br />

Discover the symbolism and craftsmanship behind the beaded<br />

collars of the Samburu Tribe when you visit a traditional<br />

settlement for a privileged cultural exchange.<br />

1-2 hours • Samburuland<br />

DHOW CRUISE ALONG MIDA CREEK<br />

Cruise through a birders’ paradise aboard a traditional sailing<br />

boat. As you relax on board, sundowner in hand, pass pink<br />

flamingo, malachite kingfisher, and African fish eagle.<br />

3-4 hours • Watamu<br />

PLANT A TREE<br />

Leave a legacy when you visit the Masai Mara by planting a tree. The<br />

whole family can take part in this simple act – plant a quinine tree<br />

and you could help the fight against malaria.<br />

Minimum 30 minutes • Masai Mara<br />

HOT-AIR BALLOON SAFARI<br />

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

over the plains at sunrise, keeping an eye out for prides of lion,<br />

racing antelope, and giraffe browsing among the treetops.<br />

2.5 hours • Masai Mara<br />

NAIROBI VINTAGE CAR<br />

Gain exclusive behind-the-scenes access to a vintage car workshop,<br />

whose collection of classic cars includes the Ford Model T that<br />

starred in Out of Africa. Then enjoy a drive around Nairobi in one of<br />

these beautiiful vintage vehicles.<br />

Maximum 2 hours • Nairobi<br />

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AFRICA<br />

KENYA<br />

ELEWANA LEWA SAFARI CAMP<br />

s u g g e s t e d i t i n e r a r y<br />

Classic Kenya<br />

11 DAYS<br />

FROM £5,450PP<br />

JAN-APR; JUN-NOV<br />

DAY 1: ARRIVE NAIROBI, KENYA<br />

Fly to Kenya’s lively capital ready for your<br />

adventure in the birthplace of A&K.<br />

DAY 2: LEWA DOWNS<br />

Enjoy the views of Mount Kenya as you make<br />

the short flight to Lewa Downs.<br />

DAYS 3 & 4: LEWA DOWNS<br />

Be immersed in the bush, with guided walks,<br />

a helicopter ride (at additional cost), and<br />

captivating safari drives at dawn and dusk.<br />

DAY 5: MASAI MARA<br />

Toast to your arrival in the iconic Masai Mara<br />

with a sundowner overlooking the Mara River.<br />

DAYS 6 & 7: MASAI MARA<br />

Spend two days enjoying exclusive safari<br />

drives and relaxing at your luxury lodge.<br />

DAY 8: KENYA COAST<br />

Take a short flight to the white sands and<br />

tranquil waters of the eastern coast.<br />

MARA PLAINS CAMP<br />

DAYS 9 & 10: KENYA COAST<br />

Unwind on Kenya’s idyllic beaches and reflect<br />

on your adventures.<br />

DAY 11: DEPART KENYA COAST<br />

There’s time for one last walk on the<br />

seafront before boarding your overnight flight.<br />

PRICING<br />

At A&K, all of our luxury holidays are<br />

individually tailored to suit your needs<br />

and timescale. As a guide, this 11-day<br />

suggested journey costs from £5,450 per<br />

person, based on two sharing, including<br />

flights, transfers, car hire, private driver<br />

and vehicle on safari, accommodation,<br />

selected meals, and guided excursions.<br />

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COTTAR’S PRIVATE BUSH VILLA<br />

o u r fav o u r i t e p l a c e s t o s tay<br />

SANCTUARY OLONANA<br />

Nestling on the banks of the Mara River, you’re in prime position<br />

to watch the Great Migration from this lodge. Sleep soundly on the<br />

four-poster beds of your luxury glass-fronted suites. Enjoy learning<br />

about how the AKP-supported Safe Water for Schools Initiative is<br />

changing young lives in the local area.<br />

HEMINGWAYS WATAMU<br />

Fishing, diving, snorkelling, and blissful beach relaxation can all be<br />

enjoyed from Hemingways Watamu. Enjoy views over the turquoise<br />

waters of the Indian Ocean from this boutique hotel. After a day on<br />

the sandy shore or lazing beside the botanical pool, taste some of the<br />

finest seafood during dinner.<br />

ELEWANA LEWA SAFARI CAMP<br />

An ideal base to discover the beautiful open Lewa Wildlife<br />

Conservancy by vehicle, foot, or horse. Cool down after your sunrise<br />

safari drive with a dip in the quirky giraffe-shaped swimming pool.<br />

Don’t forget your camera to capture the largest concentration of<br />

Grevy’s zebra in the world.<br />

SIRAI HOUSE<br />

At the foot of iconic Mount Kenya, Sirai House is an exclusive-use<br />

house set within the wildlife-rich plains of the 100-hectare Borana<br />

Conservancy. There’s an on-site home cinema and outdoor tennis<br />

court, and an excellent team of staff – including a private chef – are<br />

on hand to look after you throughout your stay.<br />

MARA PLAINS CAMP<br />

Thanks to its setting nestled in the Olare Orok Conservancy on the<br />

Masai Mara’s northern border, Mara Plains Camp allows for wildlife<br />

activities including night drives and bush walks. After returning to<br />

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

in the views of the savannah and the Ntiakatek River.<br />

COTTAR’S PRIVATE BUSH VILLA<br />

Retreat to one of the Masai Mara’s only private luxury residences for<br />

an exceptional stay in the heart of Kenya’s wilderness. With a private<br />

pool and sleeping 12 guests, this award-winning villa is situated<br />

in the same wildlife-rich corridor as the acclaimed Cottar’s 1920s<br />

Safari Camp, offering access to the Masai Mara and the Serengeti.<br />

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AFRICA<br />

KENYA<br />

u lt r a l u x u r y<br />

FOLLOW IN THE PAWPRINTS<br />

OF THE LION KING<br />

SANCTUARY OLONANA<br />

From the animated original to the liveaction<br />

remake, The Lion King retains<br />

a very special place in our children’s<br />

collective consciousness. As a new<br />

generation starts to dream of visiting the<br />

locations portrayed in the film, parents<br />

are turning to A&K – widely recognised<br />

as having pioneered the modern safari.<br />

In fact, it was travelling to Africa with<br />

our founder, Geoffrey Kent, that inspired<br />

Disney’s Jeffrey Katzenberg when<br />

making the original film. So, who<br />

better to design a special safari holiday<br />

around the wildlife and wildernesses of<br />

The Lion King?<br />

Your journey could begin with a visit to<br />

Nairobi’s Giraffe Manor, whose resident<br />

giraffes delight guests by poking their<br />

long necks through the windows in<br />

search of a treat. It could end with a<br />

stay at Sanctuary Olonana’s ultra-luxe<br />

Geoffrey Kent Suite, and a magical<br />

viewing of The Lion King in the African<br />

bush. Throughout, adventures in<br />

Kenya’s best parks and reserves promise<br />

cinematic safari thrills.<br />

Seek out the lions, elephants and plains<br />

animals of the Borana Conservancy by<br />

horse and 4x4. Explore the predator-free<br />

savannah of Hell’s Gate on foot or by<br />

bicycle, then take a dip in its mineralrich<br />

hot springs. Meet Big Cat Diary<br />

presenter and zoologist, Jonathan Scott,<br />

and witness the ‘circle of life’ up close<br />

in the famous Masai Mara, as a million<br />

migrating wildebeest are followed<br />

closely by hungry predators like<br />

Simba, Shenzi and Scar. This is a rare<br />

opportunity for the whole family to<br />

bond, learn and explore – with plenty of<br />

hakuna-matata downtime, of course.<br />

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Rwanda<br />

& Uganda<br />

Trek to see a mountain gorilla, canoe on Lake<br />

Kivu, seek out a hornbill or chimpanzee. Explore<br />

Central Africa’s largest protected wetland,<br />

Akagera. Experience the biodiversity and variety<br />

of landscapes of Queen Elizabeth National Park.<br />

Rwanda and Uganda showcase Africa’s natural<br />

world at its most sublime<br />

n o t t o b e m i s s e d<br />

• Discover chimpanzee, colobus monkey, and<br />

countless birds in both countries’ world-class<br />

national parks<br />

• Go gorilla trekking through the dense foliage<br />

of the mountain forests of Rwanda and Uganda<br />

• Relax on the shores of laid-back Lake Kivu, Rwanda<br />

• Travel through the open savannah of Uganda’s<br />

Queen Elizabeth National Park, keeping an eye<br />

out for the famed fig tree-climbing lion<br />

• Marvel at the power of Uganda’s Murchison Falls<br />

e x a m p l e e x p e r i e n c e s<br />

CHIMPANZEE TREKKING<br />

Enjoy a high-speed dash of discovery through the flora of the<br />

jungle for the chance to observe one of East Africa’s last intact<br />

chimpanzee populations.<br />

2-6 hours • Nyungwe Forest, Rwanda<br />

MOUNTAIN GORILLA TREKKING<br />

After trekking through the dense rainforest guided by experts,<br />

spend a magical hour with the critically endangered mountain<br />

gorilla in one of its last remaining habitats.<br />

1-8 hours • Virunga Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda<br />

THE WOMEN’S BAKERY<br />

Meet the Rwandan women who have become expert bakers to<br />

secure a future for their families. They will share with you their<br />

fascinating stories, as well as some hands-on baking tips.<br />

2 hours • Kigali, Rwanda<br />

o u r fav o u r i t e p l a c e s t o s tay<br />

SANCTUARY GORILLA FOREST CAMP<br />

The first camp that was built in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest,<br />

the luxurious eight-tent accommodation sits in an amazing<br />

natural environment and delights guests with its cuisine,<br />

service, and exceptional primate knowledge. Mountain gorilla<br />

occasionally visit the grounds to play.<br />

SINGITA KWITONDA LODGE<br />

This eco-conscious lodge, nestled in 72 hectares of wetlands<br />

and meadows, offers sweeping views of the Virunga Mountains.<br />

Its location is ideal for gorilla-trekking adventures. Interiors<br />

showcase local design and natural materials. Each spacious suite<br />

includes a heated pool where you can unwind after your trek.<br />

ONE&ONLY NYUNGWE HOUSE<br />

Perched on the edge of the vast Nyungwe Forest National Park,<br />

this 22-room hotel has been converted from an existing tea<br />

plantation. The property offers an exquisite window into the<br />

area’s exceptional wildlife. The forest is one of the oldest in<br />

Africa and is home to 13 different species of primate.<br />

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s u g g e s t e d i t i n e r a r y<br />

Classic Uganda<br />

12 DAYS<br />

FROM £7,695PP<br />

JAN-FEB, JUN-AUG & DEC<br />

DAYS 1 & 2: ARRIVE ENTEBBE,<br />

UGANDA<br />

Fly overnight to Entebbe via Nairobi. Upon<br />

arrival, enjoy time to relax at your hotel before<br />

the next stage of your adventure.<br />

AFRICA<br />

RWANDA & UGANDA<br />

DAY 3: KIBALE FOREST<br />

Embark on a scenic drive through rural<br />

Uganda, passing Kyaninga Lake and the<br />

Mountains of the Moon.<br />

DAYS 4 & 5: KIBALE FOREST<br />

Explore lush Kibale Forest National Park –<br />

which provides a rich habitat for 12 species<br />

of primate, including chimpanzee and red<br />

colobus monkey – on a series of guided walks.<br />

DAY 6: QUEEN ELIZABETH<br />

NATIONAL PARK<br />

Discover one of the finest birding destinations<br />

on Earth. It’s thought that over 600 species<br />

make their home in the park, so the dawn<br />

chorus is unforgettable.<br />

DAY 7: QUEEN ELIZABETH<br />

NATIONAL PARK<br />

Today there’s the opportunity for non-birding<br />

experiences, including a boat trip up the<br />

Kazinga Channel to see hippo or guided treks<br />

in search of tree-climbing lions.<br />

SANCTUARY GORILLA FOREST CAMP<br />

DAY 8: BWINDI<br />

Journey to Bwindi National Park, home to<br />

over half of the world’s remaining mountain<br />

gorillas. Seeing these rare and magnificent<br />

creatures in their natural habitat is one of the<br />

ultimate travel experiences.<br />

DAY 9: GORILLA TREKKING<br />

Hike deep into the jungle with expert guides<br />

to encounter these mighty, yet charmingly<br />

playful, animals. It’s a privilege very few<br />

people have the opportunity to enjoy.<br />

DAY 10: LAKE MBURO<br />

Travel on to Lake Mburo National Park,<br />

where mealtimes come with views of a nearby<br />

waterhole.<br />

ONE&ONLY NYUNGWE HOUSE<br />

DAY 11: ENTEBBE<br />

Toast your unforgettable adventure on a final<br />

drive out to the Boma Entebbe.<br />

DAY 12: DEPART ENTEBBE<br />

Fly home from Entebbe.<br />

PRICING<br />

At A&K, all of our luxury holidays are<br />

individually tailored to suit your needs and<br />

timescale. As a guide, this 12-day suggested<br />

journey costs from £7,695 per person,<br />

based on two sharing, including flights,<br />

transfers, car hire, private driver and vehicle<br />

on safari, accommodation, selected meals,<br />

and guided excursions.<br />

Call 03301 735 624, visit abercrombiekent.co.uk, or speak to one of our trusted travel agent partners 31


Namibia<br />

Lose yourself in Namibia’s otherworldly<br />

landscapes. Witness endless red dunes set against<br />

a brilliant blue sky and the desert-adapted wildlife<br />

that endures despite it all. Then meet the Himba<br />

tribe who call this arid wilderness home<br />

n o t t o b e m i s s e d<br />

• Photograph Namibia’s arresting desert realms<br />

• Walk through Sossusvlei’s sea of sand dunes<br />

• Spot the menagerie of wildlife<br />

in Etosha National Park<br />

• Visit Damaraland in search of desertadapted<br />

elephant, lion, and black rhino<br />

• Be star struck in NamibRand Nature<br />

Reserve – one of the only Gold Tier<br />

Dark Sky Reserves on Earth<br />

e x a m p l e e x p e r i e n c e s<br />

HOT-AIR BALLOON RIDE OVER DUNES<br />

Witness the scale and beauty of the Namib Desert with a balloon<br />

ride over the dunes of Kulala Wilderness Reserve. Afterwards,<br />

toast your experience with a champagne breakfast.<br />

3-4 hours • Sossusvlei<br />

GEOLOGICAL EXCURSIONS<br />

Explore Namibia’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site, the rocky<br />

outcrop of Twyfelfontein. Here you can admire more than 2,500<br />

rock carvings and paintings, some 6,000 years old.<br />

Half-day • Damaraland<br />

MEET THE HIMBA<br />

Discover the Himba people’s semi-nomadic way of life during a<br />

guided visit to a remote village. Learn all about their resourceful<br />

use of ochre, their eye-catching crafts, and their cultural heritage.<br />

2 hours • Kunene<br />

o u r fav o u r i t e p l a c e s t o s tay<br />

OKAHIRONGO RIVER CAMP<br />

Tucked away in Marienfluss, Okahirongo River Camp is an<br />

intimate desert retreat with riverfront tents. Okahirongo’s close<br />

connection with the environment and local Himba guides means<br />

it’s one of the few places you can gain insight into the seminomadic<br />

lifestyle and meet some of Africa’s oldest tribes.<br />

OKAHIRONGO ELEPHANT LODGE<br />

Perched above the seasonal Hoarusib River, Okahirongo Elephant<br />

Lodge lies deep in Namibia’s northwestern wilds – one of the only<br />

places in the world where elephants, black rhino and lions have<br />

adapted to the desert landscape. Enjoy wildlife tracking, guided<br />

walks, and G&Ts as the sun sets behind towering dunes.<br />

ZANNIER OMAANDA<br />

Less than an hour from Windhoek, this idyllic lodge sits in the<br />

heart of a wildlife conservancy. The 10 charming huts include<br />

a private terrace, where you enjoy far-reaching views over the<br />

savannah. Spend evenings at the boma swapping wildlife stories<br />

until the brightest stars come out.<br />

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s u g g e s t e d i t i n e r a r y<br />

Classic Namibia<br />

14 DAYS<br />

FROM £12,490PP<br />

AFRICA<br />

NAMIBIA<br />

APR-OCT<br />

DAYS 1 & 2: ARRIVE WINDHOEK,<br />

NAMIBIA<br />

Fly overnight from the UK to Windhoek via<br />

Johannesburg.<br />

ZANNIER OMAANDA<br />

DAY 3: SOSSUSVLEI<br />

Fly by private charter to Sossusvlei, a surreal<br />

landscape of salt pans and undulating dunes.<br />

An optional excursion introduces you to this<br />

region’s striking ecology.<br />

DAY 4: SOSSUSVLEI<br />

Enter the Namib-Naukluft National Park<br />

at sunrise, when shadows accentuate the<br />

towering dunes’ curves, and learn about the<br />

desert and its wildlife.<br />

DAY 5: KUNENE RIVER<br />

Fly over dramatic dunes and the ship-strewn<br />

Skeleton Coast to Swakopmund, then join a<br />

boat cruise on the Kunene River.<br />

DAY 6: KUNENE RIVER<br />

Drive to a remote Himba settlement to<br />

learn about this indigenous tribe’s customs.<br />

En route back to camp, stop for a dramatic<br />

mountaintop sunset.<br />

DAYS 7-9: KAOKOLAND<br />

Travel to Himba and Herero villages, learning<br />

more about their pastoralist lifestyles. Head<br />

along the Hoarusib and Khumib Rivers in<br />

search of desert-adapted wildlife, or west<br />

through the vast plains.<br />

DAYS 10 & 11: DAMARALAND<br />

Visit the UNESCO-listed Twyfelfontein<br />

rock engravings. Explore the Aba-Huab<br />

valley by 4x4, or hike to the Doros Crater<br />

rim for expansive views of this Martian-like<br />

landscape.<br />

DAY 12: ONGAVA GAME RESERVE<br />

Journey to Ongava Game Reserve, home to a<br />

myriad of iconic African animals, arriving in<br />

time for a shared safari drive.<br />

OKAHIRONGO ELEPHANT LODGE<br />

DAY 13: ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK<br />

Go on safari in one of Africa’s largest national<br />

parks, seeking out more of Namibia’s diverse<br />

wildlife, including lion, leopard, elephant,<br />

rhino, giraffe and cheetah.<br />

DAY 14: DEPART WINDHOEK<br />

Fly to Windhoek via private charter, then<br />

overnight to the UK via Johannesburg.<br />

PRICING<br />

At A&K all of our journeys are individually<br />

tailored to suit your needs and timescale. As a<br />

guide, this 14-day suggested holiday will cost<br />

from £12,490 per person, based on two sharing,<br />

including flights, transfers, accommodation,<br />

selected meals and guided excursions.<br />

Call 03301 735 624, visit abercrombiekent.co.uk, or speak to one of our trusted travel agent partners 33


South-East Asia<br />

& the Far East<br />

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

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

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

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

for foodies and culture vultures, wherever you go<br />

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

worth the wait.I could not believe the organisation. I know the ‘devil is in<br />

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

hotels, activities was perfect. Most importantly for us were the guides.<br />

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

We knew our trip would be special, but it far exceeded every expectation we<br />

had. Thank you, A&K, once again for a marvellous trip.”<br />

Joan, 2019<br />

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

destinations, Travel Edits, itineraries, experiences, and accommodation, visit abercrombiekent.co.uk<br />

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Forbidden City<br />

CHINA<br />

Beijing<br />

✈ 10 hours<br />

SOUTH-EAST ASIA & THE FAR EAST<br />

Irrawaddy river<br />

Yangtze river<br />

MYANMAR<br />

Luang Prabang<br />

LAOS<br />

Hanoi<br />

✈ 11 hours 50 mins<br />

Ha Long Bay<br />

Hong Kong<br />

✈ 11 hours 30 mins<br />

Yangon<br />

Bangkok<br />

✈ 11 hours 15 mins<br />

THAILAND<br />

CAMBODIA<br />

VIETNAM<br />

Angkor Wat<br />

JAPAN<br />

Phnom Penh<br />

✈ 15 hours<br />

Tokyo<br />

✈ 11 hours 40 mins<br />

Singapore<br />

✈ 13 hours<br />

Kyoto<br />

Mount Fuji<br />

INDONESIA<br />

Bali<br />

✈ 16 hours 15 mins<br />

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South-East<br />

Asia<br />

For a multi-centre adventure, South-East Asia is<br />

without parallel. Fly over temple complexes, pad<br />

about on blissful beaches, tuck into spice-rich<br />

cuisine, delve into emerald jungles, and mingle<br />

in market towns. This is a region brimming with<br />

atmosphere, spirituality, and history, from the top<br />

of Vietnam to the tip of Indonesia<br />

n o t t o b e m i s s e d<br />

• Soar over the UNESCO-listed temples of<br />

Angkor Wat, Cambodia<br />

• Enjoy pure beach bliss on the palm-fringed<br />

shores of Thailand<br />

• Explore the cultural riches and pristine beaches<br />

of the world’s largest archipelago, Indonesia<br />

• Cruise by the dramatic karsts and scenic coves<br />

of Ha Long Bay, Vietnam<br />

• Explore ultramodern Singapore during<br />

the city-state’s historic bicentennial year<br />

e x a m p l e e x p e r i e n c e s<br />

VESPA TRIP AND FAMILY DINNER<br />

Explore the spectacular scenery of Hue from the back of a vintage<br />

Vespa. Enjoy a sundowner overlooking the Perfume River before<br />

joining a local family for dinner in their home.<br />

Half-day • Hue, Vietnam<br />

BARGAINS & BITES<br />

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

senses. Take a journey around lively craft markets, colourful flower<br />

displays and sweet-scented spice stalls on this immersive experience.<br />

3-4 hours • Bangkok<br />

MEET CAMBODIA’S ETHICAL ARTISANS<br />

Step into Siem Reap’s creative circle as you meet a curator who<br />

works with leading local gallery and boutique owners. Enjoy insider<br />

access to a haute couture studio, browse artisanal markets and learn<br />

about this city’s exciting fashion scene.<br />

Half-day • Siem Reap, Cambodia<br />

SINGAPORE ODYSSEY<br />

Discover the historic sights and cultural influences of Singapore.<br />

Enjoy a guided tour of the island nation’s eclectic neighbourhoods,<br />

from Chinatown to Little India.<br />

Half-day • Singapore<br />

MEET A VIETNAM WAR VETERAN<br />

Gain new insight into the Vietnam War from a former US soldier.<br />

This insider access, exclusive to A&K clients, introduces you to<br />

Chuck Searcy who lives in Hanoi and campaigns for war veterans.<br />

1 hour • Hanoi, Vietnam<br />

A TASTE OF SIEM REAP<br />

Enjoy a taste of Siem Reap with a dine-around dinner at Cambodia’s<br />

top restaurants. Hop on a tuk-tuk and zigzag through the streets<br />

to intimate eateries, where you’ll sample everything from curried<br />

lemongrass to coconut ice cream.<br />

4 hours • Siem Reap<br />

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s u g g e s t e d i t i n e r a r y<br />

Untold Asia<br />

15 DAYS<br />

FROM £8,995PP<br />

NOV-APR<br />

DAY 1: ARRIVE BANGKOK,<br />

THAILAND<br />

Maximise your time in South-East Asia<br />

by taking an overnight flight.<br />

DAY 2: BANGKOK<br />

Head out on a cruise of Bangkok’s<br />

ancient canals by longtail boat.<br />

SOUTH-EAST ASIA & THE FAR EAST SOUTH-EAST ASIA<br />

DAY 3: BANGKOK<br />

Join your guide for an immersive,<br />

25-kilometre cycle ride exploring the<br />

‘green lung’ of this vibrant city.<br />

DAY 4: RIDING THE EASTERN &<br />

ORIENTAL EXPRESS<br />

Alight at Kanchanaburi for your choice of<br />

three guided tours; opt for an historic, fitness,<br />

or foodie theme.<br />

DAY 5: RIDING THE EASTERN &<br />

ORIENTAL EXPRESS<br />

Experience a welcoming ceremony at Labu<br />

Kabong village and explore the rice paddies<br />

with your expert guide.<br />

DAYS 6-8: SINGAPORE<br />

See the iconic sights of Asia’s shimmering<br />

‘Lion City’ during three days in Singapore.<br />

DAY 9: SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA<br />

Be picked up from your hotel by tuk-tuk for a<br />

fine-dining tour of the city’s top kitchens.<br />

DAY 10: SIEM REAP<br />

Watch the sun rise over Angkor Wat’s temples<br />

before exploring this UNESCO World<br />

Heritage Site up close.<br />

DAY 11: KOH KRABEY ISLAND,<br />

CAMBODIA<br />

On arrival, you are transferred by speedboat to<br />

the exotic resort of Six Senses Krabey Island.<br />

DAYS 12-14: KOH KRABEY ISLAND<br />

Spend three days in this idyllic retreat making<br />

the most of the sun, sand, and surf.<br />

DAY 15: DEPART KOH KRABEY<br />

ISLAND<br />

Hop aboard the resort’s speedboat to return to<br />

the mainland ahead of your flight home.<br />

PRICING<br />

At A&K all of our journeys are individually<br />

tailored to suit your needs and timescale. As a<br />

guide, this 15-day suggested holiday will cost<br />

from £8,995 per person, based on two sharing,<br />

including flights, transfers, accommodation,<br />

selected meals and guided excursions.<br />

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o u r fav o u r i t e p l a c e s t o s tay<br />

THE SIAM, BANGKOK, THAILAND<br />

This boutique hotel is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the<br />

World. Stay in one of 39 spacious suites and pool villas, each<br />

individually designed and decorated with oriental artwork and<br />

antiquities. Alternatively, choose the Siam’s century-old house,<br />

Connie’s Cottage, to bed down amid history.<br />

KEEMALA, PHUKET, THAILAND<br />

This rustic-chic property offers guests the rare chance to sleep high<br />

in a treehouse, surrounded by the lush forest canopy. Those happier<br />

at ground level can choose from a selection of family-friendly pool<br />

villas, all connected by a network of jungle walkways.<br />

ROSEWOOD LUANG PRABANG, LAOS<br />

Discover Rosewood Luang Prabang within the verdant jungles of<br />

Laos. Choose from <strong>23</strong> charming accommodation options set on<br />

the riverbanks: four deluxe rooms, four suites, three riverside villas,<br />

six pool villas, and six luxury tents. Admire the indigenous<br />

materials, local artwork, and French colonial-era flourishes<br />

which bring the interiors to life.<br />

AMANOI, NUI CHUA NATIONAL PARK, VIETNAM<br />

Derived from the Sanskrit word for ‘peace’ and the Vietnamese<br />

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

pavilions and five villas showcase contemporary design interspersed<br />

with traditional Vietnamese architecture. This is a serene space set<br />

amid rolling hills and charming coast.<br />

BENSLEY COLLECTION SHINTA MANI WILD,<br />

CAMBODIA<br />

Dedicated to protecting its surroundings, this resort is a private<br />

nature sanctuary. Zip wire into reception for an adventurous arrival.<br />

Fifteen custom-designed, luxury tents sit over moving waters and<br />

waterfalls, bringing you close to nature – in style.<br />

SIX SENSES NINH VAN BAY, NHA TRANG, VIETNAM<br />

Only accessible by boat, Six Senses Ninh Van Bay offers breath-taking<br />

views of the South China Sea. A vivid coral reef and white-sand<br />

beach all add to the enchanting atmosphere of this eco-friendly luxe<br />

resort. Choose from 59 teak-trimmed beachfront and over-water<br />

villas with private plunge pools.<br />

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ROSEWOOD LUANG PRABANG, LAOS<br />

s u g g e s t e d t r av e l e d i t s<br />

See Mai Chau’s<br />

hidden world<br />

3 DAYS/2 NIGHTS<br />

FROM £415PP<br />

ACTIVE & WELLNESS<br />

Take two nights to discover the lesser-known<br />

highlands of Vietnam. You’ll explore Mai<br />

Chau’s emerald landscapes with a bicycle<br />

ride to remote hilltop villages, where you’ll<br />

be welcomed by local families. This is an<br />

opportunity to experience meaningful<br />

encounters with people whose lives remain<br />

untouched by modernity. All the while, you can<br />

lap up gorgeous rural scenery at every turn and<br />

leave with an album’s worth of inspiring photos.<br />

Take a sleeper train<br />

to Sapa<br />

SOUTH-EAST ASIA & THE FAR EAST<br />

SOUTH-EAST ASIA<br />

4 DAYS/3 NIGHTS<br />

FROM £655PP<br />

FOOD & DRINK<br />

Journey on an elegant sleeper train to the<br />

remote, rural region of Sapa, Vietnam.<br />

Embark on a three-night adventure in the<br />

mountains where you will meet indigenous<br />

hill tribes and learn about the traditions which<br />

govern everyday life here. You also have the<br />

chance to go trekking in the vibrant green<br />

paddy fields – the most beautiful in the world.<br />

Ho Chi Minh City<br />

for foodies<br />

3 DAYS/2 NIGHTS<br />

FROM £495PP<br />

FOOD & DRINK<br />

AMANOI, VIETNAM<br />

Spend two nights exploring Vietnam’s capital,<br />

a playground for anyone with an obsession<br />

for food. Here, you’ll find a stall for every<br />

culinary endeavour, as you watch vendors dole<br />

out bowls of steaming pho (noodle soup) and<br />

sizzling plates of grilled pork. Sample exotic<br />

fruit in the morning markets, taste superlative<br />

street food, and sip on regional craft beer, all<br />

while taking in the sights of this buzzing city.<br />

PRICING<br />

All prices of Travel Edits are shown as a guide<br />

and include accommodation based on twin<br />

share and select experiences. For further<br />

information on inclusions and how to combine<br />

Travel Edits to create your tailor-<strong>made</strong> holiday,<br />

speak to an A&K travel specialist.<br />

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Japan<br />

Japan juxtaposes the modern with the ancient.<br />

It’s where sleek skyscrapers shadow ornately<br />

decorated shrines; where bullet trains whizz past<br />

gliding geisha. From the dazzling lights of Tokyo<br />

to the dizzying heights of Mount Fuji, this ancient<br />

archipelago offers a world of unique experiences<br />

n o t t o b e m i s s e d<br />

• Explore geisha culture and watch an<br />

entrancing performance in Kyoto<br />

• Discover Tokyo’s trend-setting districts<br />

and tantalising eateries<br />

• Whistle through Japan at high speed aboard<br />

the world-famous bullet train<br />

• Bathe in natural hot springs in the shadow<br />

of iconic Mount Fuji<br />

• Unwind in tranquil Miyajima, famed for its<br />

Shinto shrine and ‘floating’ torii gate<br />

e x a m p l e e x p e r i e n c e s<br />

TAKE A NINJA CLASS<br />

The black-clad acrobatic ninja have always been wrapped in mystery<br />

– figures of folklore with legendary ability. Discover the traditional<br />

techniques of stealth and combat that gave rise to the ninja’s<br />

fearsome reputation.<br />

1-2 hours • Tokyo<br />

POP CULTURE IN TOKYO<br />

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

culture. Learn about the art of Japanese comics at a manga school.<br />

Then head to Nakano Broadway, a four-storey shopping mall<br />

dedicated to anime (Japanese animation).<br />

Full-day • Tokyo<br />

MEET JAPAN’S SNOW MONKEYS<br />

With your local guide, take a day trip to the hot springs of the<br />

Jigokudani National Park. Here you can get close to families of<br />

Japanese macaque (snow monkey) as they relax and socialise.<br />

Full-day • Tokyo<br />

SIPPING SAKE IN KYOTO<br />

Meet a sake master who will help you discover Japan’s iconic<br />

beverage. Take a stroll around Fushimi, famed for making the<br />

world’s best sake, then visit top breweries – some as old as<br />

Kyoto’s temples – for tastings.<br />

Half-day • Kyoto<br />

ENJOY A PRIVATE TEA CEREMONY<br />

Delve behind the scenes of one of Japan’s most elegant rituals with<br />

a visit to a private tea house. Don a kimono and watch your host<br />

meticulously present the matcha, then try making your own.<br />

3 hours • Tokyo<br />

MAKE A SAMURAI SWORD<br />

Discover samurai secrets at one of the oldest samurai sword<br />

workshops not usually open to the public. Yoshindo Yoshihara, one<br />

of Japan’s master swordsmiths, will personally show you around<br />

and teach you about the sword-making process.<br />

3 hours • Tokyo<br />

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s u g g e s t e d i t i n e r a r y<br />

Classic Japan<br />

13 DAYS<br />

FROM £6,115 PP<br />

SEP-MAR<br />

DAYS 1 & 2: ARRIVE TOKYO, JAPAN<br />

Maximise your holiday time by taking an<br />

overnight flight to Tokyo. Upon arrival, your<br />

guide provides an in-depth orientation to<br />

help you soak up Tokyo’s neon-lit atmosphere.<br />

Afterwards, transfer to your luxury hotel.<br />

DAY 3: TOKYO<br />

Explore Tokyo’s characterful enclaves. Visit<br />

the tranquil Meiji Shrine, Omotesando’s glitzy<br />

fashion boutiques, Akihabara’s themed cafés<br />

and the upscale entertainment district of Ginza.<br />

SOUTH-EAST ASIA & THE FAR EAST<br />

JAPAN<br />

DAY 4: HAKONE<br />

Experience the famous mountain hot springs of<br />

Hakone, then ride a cable car up to a traditional<br />

ryokan inn – your retreat for the night.<br />

DAYS 5 & 6: TAKAYAMA<br />

It’s a scenic rail ride to Takayama, whose<br />

historic centre is lined with Edo-era merchant<br />

houses and sake breweries. Your second is at<br />

leisure. You may wish to visit the thatched<br />

houses of UNESCO-listed Shirakawago.<br />

DAY 7: HIROSHIMA<br />

Descend by train to Hiroshima, where the<br />

Peace Memorial Park is a touching reminder of<br />

the city’s past and its inspiring regeneration.<br />

DAY 8: MIYAJIMA<br />

Take the ferry to the ‘Shrine Island’ of<br />

Miyajima, home of the ‘floating’ Itsukushima<br />

torii gate and the soaring Five Tier Pagoda.<br />

Summit Mount Misen by cable car for sunset<br />

views over the Inland Sea.<br />

DAYS 9 & 10: KYOTO<br />

Ride the bullet train to Kyoto, where you learn<br />

the art of the tea ceremony from a master,<br />

and gain insight into Zen Buddhism. On your<br />

second day, explore at leisure. Wander timeless<br />

alleys, peek into temples, visit castles and<br />

admire gardens.<br />

DAY 11: NARA<br />

Visit Nara, home to the UNESCO-listed Todaiji<br />

Temple, the country’s largest Buddha and the<br />

Kasuga Taisha shrine.<br />

DAY 12: DEPART KYOTO<br />

Spend the morning as you wish before<br />

returning to Tokyo for an overnight stay.<br />

DAY 13: DEPART TOKYO<br />

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.<br />

PRICING<br />

At A&K all of our journeys are individually<br />

tailored to suit your needs and timescale. As a<br />

guide, this 13-day suggested holiday will cost<br />

from £6,115 per person, based on two sharing,<br />

including flights, transfers, accommodation,<br />

selected meals and guided excursions.<br />

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GUNTÛ<br />

o u r fav o u r i t e p l a c e s t o s tay<br />

u lt r a l u x u r y<br />

BENESSE HOUSE<br />

Both a museum and a hotel, this property was designed by<br />

Tadao Ando, one of Japan’s best-known architects. Its four<br />

separate buildings each offer something different, from<br />

sea views and beach access to unique art on your doorstep.<br />

RITZ-CARLTON, KYOTO<br />

Situated within walking distance of Kyoto’s major attractions,<br />

the Ritz-Carlton offers views over the Kamogawa River.<br />

This luxury hotel features the largest rooms in the city – some<br />

with a private Japanese garden – as well as a world-class ESPA<br />

spa and two top restaurants, topped off with a creative Miyabi<br />

culture-inspired design.<br />

THE PALACE HOTEL<br />

A member of The Leading Hotels of the World, Tokyo’s Palace<br />

Hotel lies within the grounds of the historic Edo Castle. Most<br />

of its spacious rooms boast balconies overlooking the Imperial<br />

Palace. The five-star property is situated in the heart of the<br />

financial district, ideal for exploring the city.<br />

THE JAPANESE ART OF WELLNESS<br />

This journey delves into Japan’s influential wellness concepts, with<br />

stays at carefully curated accommodation throughout.<br />

Begin with an exploration of Tokyo’s culinary scene – centred<br />

around the patient quest for perfection – alongside a renowned<br />

Japanese food writer.<br />

Travel next to the picturesque resort town of Karuizawa.<br />

Rejuvenate through onsen (hot springs), which are intrinsically<br />

linked to Japan’s traditions of wellbeing; and shinrin-yoku (forest<br />

bathing), a practice conceived to reconnect humanity with nature.<br />

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

beauty while staying aboard Guntû. This floating hotel was<br />

expertly designed to recall Japan’s traditional ryokan inns. As you<br />

cruise, you have time to reflect, reset and find new meaning.<br />

Your final stop is Okinawa as we explore the secrets behind its<br />

population’s long health and happiness: food as medicine for life<br />

(nuchi gusui), community, and purpose. Your base is Hoshinoya<br />

Okinawa, a ryokan with a deep connection to the ocean – here,<br />

all troubles simply wash away.<br />

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BENESSE HOUSE<br />

s u g g e s t e d t r av e l e d i t s<br />

Explore Japan’s<br />

foodie capital<br />

3 DAYS/2 NIGHTS<br />

FROM £1,675PP<br />

FOOD & DRINK<br />

The culinary capital of Japan, Osaka majors<br />

in the art of gastronomy. Spend two nights<br />

exploring the essence of its foodie culture,<br />

from specialist restaurants to street food<br />

stalls. In Osaka, this is called kuidaore, which<br />

roughly translates as ‘to eat until you’re ruined’.<br />

It’s all in the best possible way. Unleash your<br />

appetite on street stalls and night markets that<br />

fire up delicious bites at every turn.<br />

Walk the<br />

Nakasendo Way<br />

SOUTH-EAST ASIA & THE FAR EAST<br />

JAPAN<br />

HOSHINOYA KARUIZAWA<br />

3 DAYS/2 NIGHTS<br />

FROM £1,320PP<br />

ACTIVE & WELLNESS;<br />

ARTS & CULTURE<br />

Follow the Nakasendo Way, a historical<br />

road that linked Tokyo to Kyoto in feudal-era<br />

Japan. Take one full day to walk through the<br />

most scenic section of the Kiso Valley, tracing<br />

ancient routes to Edo-period towns that<br />

survived the test of time. Capture fantastic<br />

photos of remote Shinto shrines, deep forest<br />

scenes, and picturesque mountain-scapes.<br />

Your base is a ryokan (traditional inn) located<br />

near the trail.<br />

Cultural Japan<br />

3 DAYS/2 NIGHTS<br />

FROM £1,845PP<br />

ARTS & CULTURE;<br />

FOOD & DRINK<br />

Spend a few immersive days experiencing<br />

geisha culture in old-world Kyoto. Gain insight<br />

into the lives of these remarkable red-lipped,<br />

kimono-wearing women as you learn the<br />

secrets behind their art. You will be honoured<br />

with the presence of a geiko at a private tea<br />

ceremony, before having the chance to dine<br />

with a maiko (an apprentice). Afterwards,<br />

enjoy a traditional dance performance.<br />

PRICING<br />

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and include accommodation based on twin<br />

share and select experiences. For further<br />

information on inclusions and how to combine<br />

Travel Edits to create your tailor-<strong>made</strong> holiday,<br />

speak to an A&K travel specialist.<br />

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China<br />

Let China dazzle your senses. This dynamic country<br />

offers an unparalleled spectrum of experiences<br />

– world-class ancient sites, exuberant cities, and<br />

peaceful rural landscapes virtually unchanged for<br />

centuries. Enjoy the Great Wall, temple-topped<br />

mountains, the Silk Road, and the buzzing modernity<br />

of Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong<br />

n o t t o b e m i s s e d<br />

• Cruise on the Yangtze River aboard<br />

the luxurious Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer<br />

• Discover the less-visited Jinshanling<br />

section of the Great Wall of China<br />

• View the famous Terracotta Army<br />

accompanied by a knowledgeable guide<br />

• Get up close to giant panda in Chengdu<br />

• Dine at the Waldorf Astoria with a view over<br />

Shanghai’s historic waterfront<br />

e x a m p l e e x p e r i e n c e s<br />

TREK THROUGH CHINA’S RICE PADDIES<br />

Up on the slopes of Yuangyang, view some of the largest rice<br />

terraces on Earth. Your A&K trekking guide leads you through<br />

sculptured terraces, cultivated for over 1,000 years.<br />

Full-day • Yuangyang<br />

EXPLORE BEIJING’S ARCHITECTURE<br />

Admire Beijing’s diverse architecture with a tour encompassing<br />

modern icons, such as the egg-shaped National Grand Theatre;<br />

factories transformed into art hubs; and traditional hutongs lined<br />

with low-slung teahouses.<br />

Full-day • Beijing<br />

BAMBOO RAFTING IN RURAL CHINA<br />

See China’s surreal karst landscape on a traditional bamboo raft.<br />

Float along the emerald Yulong River, a lesser-travelled tributary<br />

of the busy Li River, watching locals punt goods to market.<br />

Full-day • Yangshuo<br />

o u r fav o u r i t e p l a c e s t o s tay<br />

SOFITEL LEGEND PEOPLE’S GRAND HOTEL XIAN<br />

Floor-to-ceiling elegance and Art Deco flourishes make this<br />

hotel feel suitably grand. It’s set on the former Imperial Palace<br />

grounds in the heart of Xian, within walking distance of the<br />

city’s many historical attractions. Established in 1953, the<br />

property was refurbished in 2014 and offers all high-end modern<br />

conveniences.<br />

THE PENINSULA BEIJING<br />

A landmark building in Beijing, The Peninsula exudes luxury.<br />

Chinese influences are showcased throughout, from the imposing<br />

exterior with its rooftop eaves through to the décor of each room<br />

and suite. Enjoy touchscreen-controlled features, elegant furniture,<br />

chic marble bathrooms, and a fantastic choice of dining options.<br />

BANYAN TREE YANGSHUO<br />

Looking out over the spectacular Li River, Banyan Tree<br />

Yangshuo allows you to drink in some amazing scenery. The 142<br />

suites and villas of this village-like resort boast captivating views<br />

of karst mountains and serene lakes.<br />

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s u g g e s t e d i t i n e r a r y<br />

Classic China<br />

14 DAYS<br />

SOUTH-EAST ASIA & THE FAR EAST<br />

CHINA<br />

FROM £4,995PP<br />

MAR-NOV<br />

DAY 1: ARRIVE BEIJING, CHINA<br />

You will be transferred from the airport<br />

to your luxury Beijing hotel.<br />

DAYS 2-4: BEIJING<br />

Explore all the sights of Beijing, including the<br />

Forbidden City, with privileged A&K access.<br />

DAY 5: XIAN<br />

Take a high-speed train to Xian and transfer to<br />

your comfortable accommodation.<br />

DAY 6: XIAN<br />

View the iconic Terracotta Army, tour Big<br />

Wild Goose Pagoda, and stroll between the<br />

food stalls of the Muslim Quarter.<br />

DAY 7: CHENGDU<br />

Head to Chengdu for an afternoon at leisure in<br />

Asia’s first UNESCO City of Gastronomy.<br />

DAY 8: CHENGDU<br />

Visit the beloved Panda Breeding and<br />

Research Centre for a rewarding and<br />

unforgettable experience.<br />

DAYS 9-11: YANGTZE RIVER<br />

Discover the beauty and history of the<br />

world’s third-longest river, the Yangtze,<br />

during a luxury Sanctuary cruise.<br />

DAY 12: SHANGHAI<br />

Fly to Shanghai, the ‘Paris of the East’, ready to<br />

witness China’s ultramodern side.<br />

BANYAN TREE YANGSHUO<br />

DAY 13: SHANGHAI<br />

Explore this electrifying city with an A&K<br />

guide, who will cater the tour for your interests.<br />

DAY 14: DEPART SHANGHAI<br />

Fly home with countless photos and fond<br />

memories from your time in China.<br />

PRICING<br />

At A&K all of our journeys are individually<br />

tailored to suit your needs and timescale.<br />

As a guide, this 14-day suggested holiday<br />

will cost from £4,995 per person, based<br />

on two sharing, including flights, transfers,<br />

accommodation, selected meals, and<br />

guided excursions.<br />

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Australasia<br />

With unique wildlife, cosmopolitan cities, and spectacular landscapes, Australia and<br />

New Zealand have something for everyone. Marvel at Uluru up close and witness Aboriginal<br />

traditions in the outback. Swim with technicoloured fish on the Ningaloo and Great Barrier<br />

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

adventure capital, become immersed in Maori culture, and hop between Marlborough’s wineries<br />

“We have just returned from an amazing month in New Zealand<br />

organised by A&K. Our consultant, Craig, was very knowledgeable<br />

and helpful. He put together exactly the holiday we wanted.<br />

We also had peace of mind that should there have been a problem,<br />

the A&K team would have sorted it out for us”<br />

Mary, Trustpilot review, 2020<br />

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destinations, Travel Edits, itineraries, experiences, and accommodation, visit abercrombiekent.co.uk<br />

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AUSTRALASIA<br />

NORTHERN<br />

TERRITORY<br />

QUEENSLAND<br />

Great<br />

Barrier Reef<br />

WESTERN<br />

AUSTRALIA<br />

Blue Mountains<br />

SOUTH<br />

AUSTRALIA<br />

NEW SOUTH<br />

WALES<br />

Sydney<br />

✈ 24 hours<br />

Perth<br />

✈ 17 hours<br />

Uluru<br />

VICTORIA<br />

Melbourne<br />

✈ <strong>23</strong> hours<br />

TAS<br />

Auckland<br />

✈ 26 hours<br />

Franz Josef Glacier<br />

Christchurch<br />

✈ 26 hours<br />

Milford Sound<br />

Fiordland National Park<br />

NEW<br />

ZEALAND<br />

Queenstown<br />

✈ 27 hours<br />

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Australia<br />

Australia is irresistible. Explore the rugged outback,<br />

discover the history of the Aboriginal people and be<br />

dazzled by the bright lights of the cities. From rock<br />

to reef, wildlife to wine, beach to bush – a visit to Oz<br />

promises diversity in abundance<br />

n o t t o b e m i s s e d<br />

• Dine in the desert by starlight, gazing upon<br />

the vast silhouette of Uluru<br />

• Enjoy Australia’s myriad UNESCO World<br />

Heritage Sites<br />

• Dive into the underwater worlds of the<br />

Great Barrier and Ningaloo Reefs<br />

• Explore the country’s cityscapes, such as the<br />

laneways and arcades of buzzy Melbourne<br />

• Absorb the spectacular views during a self-drive<br />

holiday on the Great Ocean Road<br />

e x a m p l e e x p e r i e n c e s<br />

DISCOVER ROTTNEST ISLAND<br />

Visit the beautiful Rottnest Island and admire quokka, the rare<br />

marsupial found only here. You will see plenty more wildlife as<br />

you learn all about the island’s colourful history.<br />

Full-day • Perth<br />

CYCLE THROUGH THE BAROSSA VALLEY<br />

Experience a scenic cycling tour in one of Australia’s oldest wine<br />

regions. Afterwards, sample the world-class produce for yourself<br />

with a wine and cheese tasting.<br />

Half-day • Barossa Valley<br />

WHISKY TRAILS TOUR<br />

Enjoy Tasmanian whisky, one of Hobart’s most popular exports,<br />

as you visit three working distilleries with an expert guide.<br />

You’ll travel through some of the island’s most impressive<br />

natural scenery as you go.<br />

Full-day • Hobart, Tasmania<br />

o u r fav o u r i t e p l a c e s t o s tay<br />

LONGITUDE 131°<br />

A gateway to Australia’s ‘Red Centre’, this resort is luxurious,<br />

eco-sensitive, and romantic. With just 15 luxury tents to stay in<br />

and unbeatable views of Uluru, Longitude 131° promises<br />

a truly exclusive experience of the outback.<br />

LIZARD ISLAND RESORT & SPA<br />

Secluded from the rest of the world, tiny Lizard Island sits<br />

right on the Great Barrier Reef, surrounded by 24 powdery<br />

white beaches. While cast away here, enjoy the wealth of diving<br />

opportunities and dine on fine local food. Then retreat to one of<br />

the 40 private suites and relax on your beach-view deck.<br />

THE LANGHAM<br />

This award-winning, five-star urban retreat offers easy access to<br />

the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the city’s cosmopolitan charms.<br />

A Leading Hotel of the World, it boasts the highest standards in<br />

accommodation, cuisine, and service, all while maintaining a<br />

tranquil, welcoming atmosphere.<br />

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s u g g e s t e d i t i n e r a r y<br />

Classic Australia<br />

16 DAYS<br />

FROM £7,075PP<br />

NOV-APR<br />

AUSTRALASIA<br />

AUSTRALIA<br />

DAYS 1-3: ARRIVE MELBOURNE,<br />

AUSTRALIA<br />

Fly to one of Australia’s most exciting cities,<br />

then transfer to your hotel.<br />

DAY 4: MELBOURNE<br />

Enjoy a private tour of Melbourne’s<br />

atmospheric arcades and alleyways as you<br />

learn of the city’s history, art and architecture.<br />

The rest of your day is at leisure.<br />

DAY 5: YARRA VALLEY<br />

In the Yarra Valley wine region, sample your<br />

way around boutique wineries and private<br />

cellars before a sumptuous four-course dinner.<br />

DAY 6: ULURU<br />

Fly to the legendary Uluru (Ayers Rock).<br />

Learn the stories of the area and see the rock<br />

art of the ancients. You should get to enjoy a<br />

spectacular sunset.<br />

DAY 7: ULURU<br />

Watch the sun rise over Kata Tjuta on a private<br />

tour of this spiritual place. A walking tour<br />

reveals the region’s dynamic ecology. At dusk,<br />

enjoy an exclusive desert dinner.<br />

LONGITUDE 131˚<br />

p e r f e c t ly<br />

c o m b i n e d w i t h<br />

New Zealand<br />

Extend your adventure<br />

Down Under in New<br />

Zealand, where you can<br />

explore the outdoors in a<br />

cooler climate. Continue<br />

your food and wine<br />

adventure, and discover<br />

Maori culture.<br />

DAY 8: PORT DOUGLAS<br />

Join a camel ride to see the sun rise over<br />

Uluru, then fly to Cairns and transfer to your<br />

resort in Port Douglas where you’ll be sitting<br />

pretty by the sands of Four Mile Beach.<br />

DAY 9: LOW ISLES<br />

Enjoy an entire day of snorkelling and coral<br />

viewing at the idyllic Low Isles.<br />

DAYS 10 & 11: PORT DOUGLAS.<br />

Following a day at leisure, a member of the<br />

Kuku Yalanji people will open your eyes to<br />

the culture and craft of indigenous Australia<br />

during a forest walkabout.<br />

DAYS 12-15: SYDNEY<br />

Fly from Cairns to Sydney for four nights in<br />

this great city. Explore the city with an expert<br />

guide for the day to discover top attractions<br />

including the Opera House and Bondi Beach.<br />

Take an included luxury 4.5 hour lunch cruise<br />

around the harbour on another day.<br />

DAY 16: DEPART SYDNEY<br />

Fly home to the UK.<br />

PRICING<br />

At A&K all of our journeys are individually<br />

tailored to suit your needs and timescale. As a<br />

guide, this 16-day suggested holiday will cost<br />

from £7,075 per person, based on two sharing,<br />

including flights, car hire, accommodation,<br />

selected meals, and guided excursions.<br />

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New<br />

Zealand<br />

With its jaw-dropping geography, Maori heritage,<br />

charming cities, and world-class cuisine,<br />

New Zealand is well worth the long flight time.<br />

If you’re seeking outdoor pursuits, this is heaven:<br />

here you’ll find mountains, fjords, forests, and<br />

beaches; a mild climate in which to enjoy them;<br />

and the perfect homegrown wine to toast the view<br />

n o t t o b e m i s s e d<br />

• Embark on the ultimate road trip,<br />

driving from Auckland to Queenstown<br />

• Ride the TranzAlpine train through the<br />

spectacular Southern Alps<br />

• Experience authentic Maori culture and<br />

cuisine in Rotorua<br />

• Sip ice-cold sauvignon blanc on a glacier in<br />

the South Island<br />

• Swim with dolphins at the Bay of Many Coves<br />

e x a m p l e e x p e r i e n c e s<br />

o u r fav o u r i t e p l a c e s t o s tay<br />

AMERICA’S CUP YACHTING EXPERIENCE<br />

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

super-yacht. This is the ultimate sailing experience, set on the<br />

beautiful Waitematā Harbour.<br />

2 hours • Auckland<br />

PRIVATE WINE TASTING & CAVE DOOR<br />

Enjoy a private tour of Gibbston Valley Wines, located in one of<br />

the world’s southernmost wine growing regions and home to<br />

New Zealand’s largest underground wine cave.<br />

Half-day • Gibbston Valley<br />

GUIDED WALK OF ROUTEBURN TRACK<br />

Journey to Lake Wakatipu and set out on the famous Routeburn<br />

walk. Guided by an expert, you’ll have the chance to admire the<br />

peaks, valleys, and lakes of two national parks.<br />

Full-day • Southland<br />

THE LODGE AT KAURI CLIFFS<br />

Enjoy 180-degree views of the Pacific Ocean, Cape Brett, and<br />

the Cavalli Islands when you stay here. Every suite offers its own<br />

private porch, bedroom with sitting area and open fireplace, walkin<br />

wardrobe, and bathroom. You also have easy access to a par-72<br />

championship golf course which affords phenomenal ocean vistas.<br />

HUKA LODGE<br />

This picturesque Relais & Châteaux lodge enjoys a privileged<br />

riverside location. There are just 25 rooms, including two<br />

exclusive Huka Lodge Cottages, and all boast views of the<br />

beautiful, manicured grounds. Previous guests include<br />

Queen Elizabeth II, Sir Rod Stewart, and Sir Michael Palin.<br />

MATAKAURI LODGE<br />

Surrounded by alpine lakes and mountain peaks, Matakauri<br />

Lodge is among Queenstown’s most elegant hideaways. Choose<br />

from just 11 luxurious rooms styled by acclaimed interior<br />

designer Virginia Fisher. For a range of luxurious extras, opt<br />

for the impressive Owner’s Cottage.<br />

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s u g g e s t e d i t i n e r a r y<br />

Self-Drive – Classic<br />

New Zealand<br />

15 DAYS<br />

FROM £8,200PP<br />

NOV-APR<br />

AUSTRALASIA<br />

NEW ZEALAND<br />

MATAKAURI LODGE<br />

DAYS 1-3: ARRIVE AUCKLAND,<br />

NEW ZEALAND<br />

Fly to Auckland, then transfer to your hotel.<br />

DAY 4: AUCKLAND<br />

Today, learn all about Maori culture. View<br />

ancient volcanoes, admire Auckland Museum’s<br />

architecture, explore the suburb of Parnell and<br />

see the city’s pretty beaches.<br />

DAYS 5 & 6: ROTORUA<br />

Stop off at beauty spots on your scenic drive to<br />

Rotorua. En route, you have the opportunity<br />

to tour the fantastical Hobbiton Movie Set.<br />

DAY 7: BLENHEIM<br />

Fly to Blenheim on South Island, famed for<br />

its warm summers, rich history and natural<br />

beauty. Transfer to your hotel.<br />

DAY 8: BLENHEIM<br />

Set out on a tour of Marlborough’s wine<br />

regions, enjoying insider access to a number of<br />

astonishing estates.<br />

DAY 9: CHRISTCHURCH<br />

Navigate mountain passes and sweeping plains<br />

as you head to the coastal city of Christchurch.<br />

DAYS 10 & 11: FRANZ JOSEF<br />

Ride the TranzAlpine rail to Greymouth,<br />

slicing through the Southern Alps. Then<br />

drive to Franz Josef to explore its glacier.<br />

p e r f e c t ly<br />

c o m b i n e d w i t h<br />

Australia<br />

Discover more of<br />

Australasia’s wonders<br />

in Australia. Spend<br />

time watching the<br />

unique wildlife, hike<br />

through the dramatic<br />

outback, or unwind on<br />

the balmy beaches.<br />

DAY 12: QUEENSTOWN<br />

Pass lakes, rivers, forests and curious kea on<br />

your journey to Queenstown, enjoying a wellearned<br />

rest at your hotel upon arrival.<br />

DAY 13: QUEENSTOWN<br />

Tour Milford Sound by road, water and air.<br />

Drive along scenic Milford Road, cruise the<br />

fiord aboard a modern vessel, then fly over<br />

waterfalls, mountains and Lake Wakatipu.<br />

DAY 14: QUEENSTOWN<br />

Enjoy your final day in New Zealand at leisure.<br />

Explore the city, or find out why Queenstown<br />

is the adventure capital of the world with a<br />

range of high-octane activities.<br />

DAY 15: DEPART QUEENSTOWN<br />

Fly back to the UK.<br />

PRICING<br />

At A&K all of our journeys are individually<br />

tailored to suit your needs and timescale. As a<br />

guide, this 15-day suggested holiday will cost<br />

from £8,200 per person, based on two sharing,<br />

including flights, car hire, accommodation,<br />

selected meals, and guided excursions.<br />

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The Indian<br />

subcontinent<br />

Colour and character define the Indian subcontinent, where sacred sites and rituals survive<br />

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

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

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

Wide smiles await you whatever your chosen destination<br />

“We were very satisfied indeed with A&K’s organisation,<br />

pre-holiday planning and the knowledgeable and helpful<br />

local tour guides and general support whilst touring in India.<br />

We would highly recommend A&K to anyone”<br />

Michael, Trustpilot review, 2019<br />

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

destinations, Travel Edits, itineraries, experiences, and accommodation, visit abercrombiekent.co.uk<br />

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The Golden<br />

Temple<br />

Valley of Flowers<br />

INDIAN SUBCONTINENT<br />

Deepalaya<br />

School<br />

Digantar<br />

School<br />

NEPAL<br />

Delhi<br />

✈ 9 hours 15 mins<br />

BHUTAN<br />

Hansraj<br />

Children’s Home<br />

Taj Mahal<br />

Kolkata<br />

✈ 12 hours 25 mins<br />

Mumbai<br />

✈ 9 hours 10 mins<br />

Gateway of India<br />

INDIA<br />

ANDAMAN<br />

ISLANDS<br />

Hyderabad<br />

✈ 9 hours 40 mins<br />

Bangalore<br />

✈ 9 hours 55 mins<br />

Chennai<br />

✈ 10 hours 5 mins<br />

Brihadishwara Temple<br />

Wilpattu<br />

National Park<br />

Minneriya<br />

National<br />

Park<br />

Colombo<br />

✈ 9 hours 55 mins<br />

Gal Oya<br />

National Park<br />

SRI LANKA<br />

Udawalawe<br />

National Park<br />

Galle<br />

Project Leopard<br />

Yala<br />

National<br />

Park<br />

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India<br />

India is diverse, intoxicating, and colourful –<br />

from the snow-capped mountains of the high<br />

Himalaya, to the windswept deserts of Rajasthan.<br />

Whether you’re exploring opulent imperial<br />

palaces, or sampling sublimely spiced cuisine,<br />

this captivating country offers a sensory overload<br />

in the best possible way<br />

n o t t o b e m i s s e d<br />

• View the Taj Mahal at sunrise and sunset<br />

• Discover the old and new faces of Delhi<br />

• Visit the jewel of Jaipur, the Amber Fort<br />

• Punt through Kumarakom’s backwaters on<br />

a traditional barge<br />

• Spot tiger during a luxury safari in one of<br />

India’s many national parks<br />

e x a m p l e e x p e r i e n c e s<br />

MUMBAI AT DAWN<br />

Discover the spirit of Mumbai with a dawn tour. As the sun rises<br />

over this vibrant city, you’ll gain an insight into the bustling markets<br />

that fuel local life.<br />

Half-day • Mumbai<br />

DIWALI WITH A LOCAL FAMILY<br />

Experience the ‘Festival of Light’ in the company of a local family.<br />

Taste delicious festive dishes and learn all about the customs and<br />

beliefs surrounding India’s biggest celebration.<br />

3-4 hours • Gurgaon<br />

DELHI STREET-FOOD TOUR<br />

Uncover the culinary secrets of Old Delhi during this tour of its<br />

vibrant markets. You’ll sample authentic street food favourites<br />

and discover brand new flavours.<br />

2-3 hours • Delhi<br />

ZIP LINING ON THE MEHRANGARH FORT<br />

Experience Jodhpur’s most impressive site during a thrilling zip<br />

line ride. Descend from one of the fort’s clifftop battlements for<br />

uninterrupted views over the red desert and brilliant blue houses.<br />

Half-day • Jodhpur<br />

HANSRAJ CHILDREN’S HOME<br />

See firsthand the good being done at this residential girls’ school,<br />

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

and other activities to brighten your day.<br />

30-40 minutes • Udaipur<br />

WITNESS THE GANGA AARTI CEREMONY<br />

Experience the ritual of aarti at sunset along the banks of the holy<br />

Ganges River. Hear hymns sung by saffron-robed gurus, smell the<br />

incense, and watch disciples sway by candlelight.<br />

3 hours • Dehradun, Himalaya<br />

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INDIAN SUBCONTINENT<br />

INDIA<br />

s u g g e s t e d i t i n e r a r y<br />

In Search of Tiger<br />

11 DAYS<br />

FROM £4,395PP<br />

OCT-JUN<br />

DAY 1: ARRIVE MUMBAI<br />

Fly into Mumbai, the gateway of India and<br />

the start of your Indian tiger safari.<br />

DAY 2: PENCH<br />

Enjoy a welcome dinner at Jamtara<br />

Wilderness Camp, a stone’s throw from<br />

Pench National Park.<br />

DAY 3: PENCH<br />

Experience thrilling game drives in search<br />

of tiger in the place that inspired Kipling’s<br />

The Jungle Book.<br />

DAY 4: KANHA<br />

Rise early for a final morning game drive in<br />

Pench before your journey to Kanha.<br />

p e r f e c t ly<br />

c o m b i n e d w i t h<br />

Bhutan<br />

Venture north to the<br />

Himalayan kingdom of<br />

Bhutan for tranquillity<br />

and tradition. This<br />

secluded sanctuary<br />

offers the perfect<br />

contrast to the bustle<br />

of India’s big cities.<br />

DAYS 5 & 6: KANHA<br />

Spend two days exploring the sweeping forests<br />

and spotting wildlife on intrepid game drives.<br />

DAY 7: BANDHAVGARH<br />

Embark on the long but worthwhile drive to<br />

Bandhavgarh, a renowned tiger hot spot.<br />

DAYS 8 & 9: BANDHAVGARH<br />

Enjoy two days spotting leopard, wild oxen,<br />

abundant birdlife, and, of course, tiger.<br />

DAY 10: DELHI<br />

After breakfast in the bush, spend your final<br />

night at the opulent Oberoi Gurgaon in Delhi.<br />

DAY 11: DEPART DELHI<br />

Relaxed, rejuvenated, and with some<br />

unforgettable adventures under your belt,<br />

it’s time to head home.<br />

PRICING<br />

At A&K all of our journeys are individually<br />

tailored to suit your needs and timescale.<br />

As a guide, this 11-day suggested holiday<br />

will cost from £4,395 per person, based<br />

on two sharing, including flights, transfers,<br />

accommodation, selected meals and<br />

guided excursions.<br />

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o u r fav o u r i t e p l a c e s t o s tay<br />

SUJAN JAWAI<br />

Located between Jodhpur and Jaipur in one of the best leopardspotting<br />

sites on Earth, JAWAI offers luxury in India’s verdant wilds.<br />

Stay in stylish canvas tents complete with private verandas and en<br />

suites. A team of highly trained staff will look after your every need.<br />

THE TAJ MAHAL PALACE<br />

For more than a century, Mumbai’s Taj Mahal Palace has hosted<br />

maharajahs, dignitaries, and eminent personalities from across the<br />

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

your accommodation is certain to be a blend of old-world elegance<br />

and modern comforts.<br />

KAHANI PARADISE<br />

Set in eight hectares of garden, forest and farmland, this stylish<br />

hideaway estate enjoys panoramic views over tropical beaches,<br />

towering cliffs and vast stretches of jungle. Experience the sound of<br />

chattering tropical birds, the aroma of authentic Indian cooking, and<br />

the feel of soft sands beneath your feet at nearby Paradise Beach.<br />

LEELA PALACE<br />

The Leela Palace Udaipur, with its breath-taking view of the Aravalli<br />

Mountains, stands majestically on the banks of Lake Pichola.<br />

Evoking the opulence of a bygone era, all 72 rooms and eight suites<br />

overlook the lake’s tranquil waters, and you can arrive by luxury car<br />

or on one of the hotel’s delightfully decorated boats.<br />

THE IMPERIAL, NEW DELHI<br />

Built in 1931 by an associate of Sir Edwin Lutyens, The Imperial<br />

is a mélange of Victorian, colonial, and Art Deco styles. The<br />

spacious rooms are lovely, with interiors themed around the<br />

building’s contrasting architectural styles. It’s located steps<br />

away from the major attractions of the city.<br />

ANANDA RESORT & SPA DEHRADUN<br />

Nestled in the Himalayan foothills and overlooking the Ganges, this<br />

wonderful resort effortlessly celebrates the spiritual philosophies<br />

of this region. The public areas are housed in the Palace of the<br />

Maharaja of Tehri Garhwal, which has hosted some of India’s most<br />

renowned heads of state, and 75 rooms exude understated luxury.<br />

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s u g g e s t e d t r av e l e d i t s<br />

Hiking in the<br />

remote Himalaya<br />

4 DAYS/3 NIGHTS<br />

FROM £2,895PP<br />

INDIAN SUBCONTINENT<br />

ACTIVE & WELLNESS<br />

SUJAN JAWAI<br />

Spend four days hiking off the beaten track in<br />

India’s Himalaya. This lesser-known sweet spot<br />

in Uttarakhand promises adventure away from<br />

the crowds. High up in tiny hillside villages,<br />

you’ll engage with local culture as it has been<br />

for hundreds of years. Avid hikers can traverse<br />

a rugged landscape offering vistas of teetering<br />

peaks and terraced fields. Then, when the<br />

evening sets in, bunk down in peak-side<br />

cottages without another soul in sight.<br />

INDIA<br />

KAHANI PARADISE<br />

A foodie sojourn<br />

in Mumbai<br />

3 DAYS/2 NIGHTS<br />

FROM £895 - £3,995PP<br />

FOOD & DRINK<br />

Take to Mumbai’s streets and make your way<br />

through the foodie paradise of Mohammed<br />

Ali Road, feasting on local treats from kebabs<br />

to kaleja. Visit Worli fishing village and meet<br />

the Kolis, a community of fisherfolk whose<br />

daily lives are steeped in tradition. Then enjoy<br />

a cooking class with the lady of a modern<br />

Mumbai household where you’ll learn some<br />

tips for how to make a signature masala.<br />

Pottery to palaces<br />

4 DAYS/3 NIGHTS<br />

FROM £1,845PP<br />

ARTS & CULTURE<br />

The city of Jaipur seduces from all angles.<br />

Spend three nights exploring Rajasthan’s<br />

capital, a world-renowned epicentre for<br />

crafts; block printed textiles, hand-painted<br />

pottery, and intricate jewellery. Experience<br />

this firsthand with private workshops and<br />

masterclasses in ancestral techniques. Then<br />

admire grandeur on a royal scale as you<br />

explore the city’s alluring palaces, including<br />

private sections of the City Palace usually<br />

off-limits for travellers.<br />

PRICING<br />

All prices of Travel Edits are shown as a guide<br />

and include accommodation based on twin<br />

share and select experiences. For further<br />

information on inclusions and how to combine<br />

Travel Edits to create your tailor-<strong>made</strong> holiday,<br />

speak to an A&K travel specialist.<br />

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Sri Lanka<br />

The teardrop island, Sri Lanka brims with lush<br />

landscapes, ancient treasures, and colonial<br />

history – ringed by the beaches of the Indian<br />

Ocean. Visit a tea plantation, immerse yourself<br />

in Buddhist temples, or visit historic coastal towns<br />

n o t t o b e m i s s e d<br />

• Climb to the rock-top fortress of Sigiriya<br />

• Visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy<br />

• Enjoy safari drives in Yala National Park<br />

• Explore the famous Galle Dutch Fort area<br />

• View the UNESCO-listed Dambulla cave temple<br />

e x a m p l e e x p e r i e n c e s<br />

o u r fav o u r i t e p l a c e s t o s tay<br />

STILT FISHING IN SRI LANKA<br />

For generations, the fishermen of the southern shores have cast<br />

their lines while perched high on stilts. Witness this fascinating,<br />

age-old method of fishing, and perhaps try it for yourself.<br />

3 hours • Weligama<br />

UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY WITH BLUE WHALE<br />

Dive beneath the Indian Ocean to photograph one of Sri Lanka’s<br />

Big Five – the blue whale. Learn from experts how to capture<br />

images of the world’s largest animal in its element.<br />

6 hours • Trinco<br />

PRIVATE TEA TASTING EXPERIENCE<br />

Learn about the centuries-old history of tea cultivation in Sri<br />

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

by a master.<br />

1 hour • Colombo<br />

WATER GARDEN SIGIRIYA<br />

Only 20 minutes from Sigiriya Rock in the Cultural Triangle,<br />

Water Garden Sigiriya boasts breathtaking views of Sri Lanka’s<br />

most iconic sites. Pretty gardens and paddy fields surround this<br />

boutique resort, ideal for walking, cycling and birdwatching, and<br />

the 30 villas offer a complete retreat from the everyday.<br />

THOTALAGALA<br />

In the heart of tea country, this beautifully restored plantation<br />

bungalow retains all the charm of its original design. Stay in<br />

one of seven spacious suites, each themed around personalities<br />

that have shaped the region. There’s plenty to do locally, and the<br />

historic city of Kandy is within easy reach.<br />

THE CAPE WELIGAMA<br />

Looking out over the Indian Ocean, Cape Weligama sits in five<br />

hectares of manicured gardens close to Galle. The 39 private<br />

rooms create the feel of a traditional Sri Lankan village, and a<br />

stay here is peaceful and soothing; relax on your terrace with a<br />

pot of Ceylon tea or slip into the infinity pool.<br />

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s u g g e s t e d i t i n e r a r y<br />

Classic Sri Lanka<br />

14 DAYS<br />

FROM £4,045PP<br />

INDIAN SUBCONTINENT<br />

JAN-APR & SEP-DEC<br />

WATER GARDEN SIGIRIYA<br />

DAY 1: ARRIVE COLOMBO,<br />

SRI LANKA<br />

Maximise your holiday time by flying<br />

overnight to Sri Lanka’s capital, Colombo.<br />

SRI LANKA<br />

DAY 2: SIGIRIYA<br />

Ahead of tomorrow’s visit to Sigiriya,<br />

unwind at Water Garden Sigiriya amid<br />

emerald rice paddies.<br />

DAY 3: SIGIRIYA & DAMBULLA<br />

An exhilarating stair climb delivers you to<br />

the rock-top ruins of the fifth-century<br />

Sigiriya palace. There’s more ancient wonder<br />

nearby at the Buddha-festooned Dambulla<br />

Rock Temples.<br />

DAY 4: POLONNARUWA &<br />

MINNERIYA<br />

Admire the tombs, stupas and vast reclining<br />

Buddha of the Polonnaruwa ruins. Then, enjoy<br />

a 4x4 safari in the forests of Minneriya, home<br />

to sambar deer, macaque and elephant.<br />

DAYS 5 & 6: KANDY<br />

Spend two days exploring Kandy, Sri Lanka’s<br />

cultural centre. Visit the tranquil Peradeniya<br />

Botanical Gardens before exploring the<br />

countryside. Finish with a visit to the sacred<br />

Temple of the Tooth.<br />

p e r f e c t ly<br />

c o m b i n e d w i t h t h e<br />

Maldives<br />

Combine your trip<br />

with some time in<br />

the neighbouring<br />

Maldives, where<br />

heaven is a place on<br />

Earth, and luxury is<br />

the standard for both<br />

couples and families.<br />

DAYS 7 & 8: HATTON<br />

Arrive in tea country by rail and explore<br />

at leisure with your private guide. Options<br />

include scenic walking trails, a pilgrimage<br />

up Adam’s Peak, or golf in the pretty city of<br />

Nuwara Eliya.<br />

DAYS 9 & 10: GALLE<br />

Drive to Galle, a coastal city with a Dutch<br />

colonial influence. Stroll around its<br />

magnificent fort, cycle along the scenic coast,<br />

and – depending on the season – enjoy a<br />

whale-watching excursion.<br />

DAYS 11-13: BENTOTA<br />

Drive to the resort town of Bentota for three<br />

nights of Sri Lankan beach bliss. Water sports,<br />

spa treatments, exquisite curries and tamarind<br />

martinis await.<br />

DAY 14: DEPART COLOMBO<br />

Fly back to the UK via Colombo Airport.<br />

PRICING<br />

At A&K all of our journeys are individually<br />

tailored to suit your needs and timescale.<br />

As a guide, this 14-day suggested holiday<br />

will cost from £4,045 per person, based<br />

on two sharing, including flights, transfers,<br />

accommodation, selected meals and<br />

guided excursions.<br />

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Latin America<br />

Latin America is a patchwork of incredible landscapes, captivating cultures, vibrant cities,<br />

and fascinating heritage. From the idyllic delights of its Caribbean coastline to the panoramic<br />

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

discover the natural wonders of the Galápagos, Costa Rica, and the Amazon;<br />

then imbibe the festival atmosphere in Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro<br />

“The holiday was amazing, we had a great time and we really enjoyed<br />

being with our family. It is a wonderful country with extraordinary<br />

people who know how to treat the customer very well.<br />

The agent there, Victor, was always looking out for us and how things<br />

were going during our stay - we felt very well looked after!”<br />

Marta, 2021<br />

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MEXICO<br />

LATIN AMERICA<br />

BELIZE<br />

GUATEMALA<br />

COSTA RICA<br />

Nicoya Peninsula<br />

Tortuguero<br />

National Park<br />

Manuel Antonio<br />

National Park<br />

COSTA RICA<br />

Corcovado<br />

National Park<br />

Quito<br />

✈ 14 hours 10 mins<br />

Galápagos Islands<br />

ECUADOR<br />

COLOMBIA<br />

Amazon<br />

PERU<br />

Lima<br />

✈ 12 hours 35 mins<br />

Machu Picchu<br />

BRAZIL<br />

Children of the<br />

Rainbow School<br />

The Pantanal<br />

Easter Island<br />

Atacama desert<br />

CHILE<br />

Santiago<br />

✈ 14 hours 35 mins<br />

ARGENTINA<br />

Ibera Wetlands<br />

Iguazu National Park<br />

Rio de Janeiro<br />

✈ 11 hours 35 mins<br />

Buenos Aires<br />

✈ 13 hours 45 mins<br />

Parque Nacional los Glaciers<br />

Torres del Paine National Park<br />

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Peru<br />

Irresistible Incan culture and natural beauty blend<br />

seamlessly in Peru. Enjoy Cusco, gateway to<br />

Machu Picchu. Head to Arequipa, home to the<br />

‘Ice Maiden’ Incan mummy. Watch condors at<br />

Colca Canyon, or cruise on Lake Titicaca<br />

n o t t o b e m i s s e d<br />

• Explore the Incan city of Machu Picchu,<br />

Peru’s 15th-century, hilltop wonder<br />

• See condors soar on the Colca Canyon thermals<br />

• Discover history-rich Cusco and the<br />

Sacred Valley<br />

• Visit Lake Titicaca’s floating reed islands<br />

• Admire the stunning colonial architecture<br />

of capital city Lima<br />

e x a m p l e e x p e r i e n c e s<br />

LEARN HOW TO MAKE CEVICHE<br />

Under the guidance of expert Penélope Alzamora, gather the best<br />

ingredients from the local market before learning how to rustle up<br />

Peru’s signature dish, ceviche, along with its ideal side dishes.<br />

Half-day • Lima<br />

LARCO MUSEUM WITH PISCO TASTING<br />

Visit Larco Museum to view one of the largest private collections<br />

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

bars to sip Peru’s national spirit.<br />

Half-day • Lima<br />

WHITE-WATER RAFTING FAMILY ADVENTURE<br />

Explore the hidden gems along the Urubamba River during a<br />

white-water rafting experience. This is the perfect choice for any<br />

family eager to combine nature watching with an adrenaline rush.<br />

Full-day • Cusco<br />

o u r fav o u r i t e p l a c e s t o s tay<br />

BELMOND MIRAFLORES PARK<br />

Immerse yourself in the heart of Peru’s captivating capital.<br />

With Pacific Ocean views, this hotel combines service, dining,<br />

and indulgent facilities, creating the perfect base from which to<br />

explore Lima’s historical architecture, exciting museums, and<br />

glamorous shops, bars, and restaurants.<br />

SOL Y LUNA<br />

In the Sacred Valley, surrounded by birdlife and indigenous flora,<br />

the casitas of Sol y Luna blend into the landscape. Visitors can<br />

explore by horseback on Peruvian Pasos, by mountain bike, on<br />

foot, by canoe, or raft; or participate in weaving, pottery, and<br />

Paso riding demonstrations.<br />

TITILAKA<br />

Stay in one of 18 striking suites – luxurious refuges from which<br />

to explore the national, cultural and historical treasures of<br />

this remote region. Enjoy magnificent views of the lake as well<br />

as modern luxuries, including under-floor heating, massage<br />

showers, and portable oxygen tanks for your outdoor exploration.<br />

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s u g g e s t e d i t i n e r a r y<br />

Classic Peru<br />

10 DAYS<br />

FROM £4,245PP<br />

MAR-APR & JUN-OCT<br />

LATIN AMERICA<br />

PERU<br />

DAY 1: ARRIVE LIMA, PERU<br />

Maximise your holiday time by flying<br />

overnight to Lima via Madrid.<br />

DAY 2: LIMA<br />

Experience Lima’s lively Barranco<br />

neighbourhood. The city has undergone a<br />

gastronomic revolution, so look forward to<br />

dining on Peruvian classics or innovative<br />

fusion food.<br />

DAY 3: RESERVA AMAZÓNICA<br />

After flying to Puerto Maldonado, cruise on<br />

the Madre de Dios River and delve into the<br />

Amazon jungle, touring via treetop walkways<br />

and hanging bridges. Then return to your<br />

lantern-lit forest cabana.<br />

DAY 4: RESERVA AMAZÓNICA<br />

Explore the boardwalk over rainforest swamps<br />

and marshland – top bird and reptile spotting<br />

territory. In the afternoon, enjoy a boat trip on<br />

Lake Sandoval, home to giant otters, snapping<br />

piranhas and vivid parrots.<br />

DAY 5: CUSCO<br />

Fly to the former Inca capital of Cusco and the<br />

Sacred Valley, famed for its colourful markets,<br />

flower-filled plains and historical wonders.<br />

SOL Y LUNA<br />

p e r f e c t ly<br />

c o m b i n e d w i t h<br />

Mexico<br />

Head from the bottom<br />

of Latin America to the<br />

top, for Mexico’s mariachiscored<br />

squares, Aztec<br />

and Mayan pyramids,<br />

Mesoamerican dishes and<br />

gorgeous beaches.<br />

DAY 6: URUBAMBA<br />

Explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas.<br />

Highlights include the vibrant town of<br />

Chinchero and the impressive Inca fortress at<br />

Ollantaytambo.<br />

DAY 7: MACHU PICCHU<br />

Visit Machu Picchu, the iconic ‘Lost City of<br />

the Incas’. After a guided tour, you’re at leisure<br />

to explore this mountaintop marvel.<br />

DAY 8: CUSCO<br />

Wake up early to watch the sun glint over the<br />

misty citadel before the crowds arrive. Return<br />

to Cusco via a scenic rail journey, followed by<br />

a delicious Peruvian dinner.<br />

DAY 9: CUSCO<br />

Take a tour around Cusco’s cobbled<br />

streets, then head out to the Inca site of<br />

Sacsayhuamán, where giant stones were<br />

arranged by the Incas more than 500 years ago.<br />

DAY 10: DEPART LIMA<br />

Fly home today via Lima.<br />

PRICING<br />

At A&K, all of our luxury holidays are<br />

individually tailored to suit your needs and<br />

timescale. As a guide, this 10-day suggested<br />

journey costs from £4,245 per person, based<br />

on two sharing, including flights, transfers,<br />

accommodation and guided excursions.<br />

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Ecuador &<br />

the Galápagos<br />

Ecuador boasts dizzying Andean peaks, swathes<br />

of Amazon rainforest, idyllic beaches, and<br />

attractive villages. It’s also home to the renowned<br />

Galápagos Islands. Discover this volcanic<br />

archipelago, famous for its endemic species<br />

and biodiversity, and you’ll soon understand<br />

why Charles Darwin was so inspired<br />

n o t t o b e m i s s e d<br />

• Encounter iguana, cormorant, and giant tortoise<br />

during a thrilling Galápagos cruise<br />

• Explore the cobbled streets and buzzing markets<br />

of the UNESCO-listed city of Quito<br />

• Visit a cloud forest and stay at sustainable-chic<br />

Mashpi Lodge. Be sure to see the research centre<br />

• Chug through the Avenue of Volcanoes rail line<br />

aboard the Tren Crucero<br />

• Trek into the Amazon rainforest, one of the<br />

most biodiverse landscapes on Earth<br />

e x a m p l e e x p e r i e n c e s<br />

o u r fav o u r i t e p l a c e s t o s tay<br />

MAKE YOUR OWN PANAMA HAT<br />

During a hands-on workshop tour in Montecristi, learn from a<br />

local expert how to weave your very own Panama hat – then take<br />

your hand<strong>made</strong> straw chapeau away with you.<br />

Half-day • Manabi, Ecuador<br />

OYSTER PICKING IN ECUADOR<br />

Enjoy the ultimate sea-to-plate experience when you pick your<br />

own oysters. Journey to an isolated island with an expert chef to<br />

seek the freshest seafood, before preparing ceviche beside the sea.<br />

Half-day • Puerto Cayo, Ecuador<br />

HELICOPTER OVER THE AVENUE OF VOLCANOES<br />

Admire the Avenue of Volcanoes from up high with a stylish<br />

helicopter flight. As you swoop over the Andes, you will be<br />

astonished by the volcanic peaks and deep valleys.<br />

40 minutes • Tambillo, Ecuador<br />

CASA GANGOTENA<br />

This colonial-era mansion has a prime position overlooking<br />

Quito’s Plaza San Francisco. Its sophisticated interior embraces<br />

the building’s original features and the garden blazes with<br />

ornamental plants. The hotel’s rooftop terrace affords panoramic<br />

views across the spires of Quito’s Old Town to Panecillo Hill.<br />

MASHPI LODGE<br />

This contemporary eco-friendly lodge sits within a 1,200-hectare<br />

private reserve, part of biodiversity hot spot Tumbez-Choco-<br />

Darien. Expect spectacular forest views, a high standard of dining<br />

and innovative ideas for exploring – including a canopy gondola<br />

and sky bike – all less than three hours’ drive from Quito.<br />

ELITE<br />

Island hop the Galápagos aboard world-class catamaran Elite.<br />

Stay in one of nine suites, where you can soak up the everchanging<br />

views from your private balcony, and dress for a formal<br />

dinner with friends up on the sky deck. Accommodation includes<br />

all meals and exciting on-board and on-shore activities.<br />

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ELITE<br />

s u g g e s t e d i t i n e r a r y<br />

Classic Ecuador<br />

& the Galápagos<br />

13 DAYS<br />

FROM £9,885PP<br />

LATIN AMERICA<br />

ECUADOR & GALÁPAGOS<br />

JAN-MAR & JUN-AUG<br />

DAY 1: ARRIVE QUITO, ECUADOR<br />

Maximise your holiday time by flying<br />

overnight to Quito.<br />

DAY 2: QUITO<br />

Arrive in Quito, Ecuador’s high-altitude,<br />

UNESCO-listed capital. Explore the buzzing<br />

central plaza by day and enjoy sophisticated<br />

bars and restaurants by night.<br />

DAY 3: GALÁPAGOS ISLANDS<br />

This morning, fly to the Galápagos island<br />

of Baltra, ready to discover the diverse<br />

wildlife and volcanic scenery of the isolated<br />

archipelago that so inspired Darwin.<br />

DAYS 4-9: GALÁPAGOS ISLANDS<br />

Spend five unforgettable days cruising around<br />

the volcanic islands of the Galápagos. Watch<br />

blue-footed boobies prance around statuesque<br />

rocks, snorkel with sea lions and explore<br />

lunar-like landscapes. Every day offers a<br />

different island, bay or cove to explore.<br />

p e r f e c t ly<br />

c o m b i n e d w i t h<br />

Colombia<br />

Hop over the border<br />

for the lesser-visited<br />

attractions of Colombia,<br />

including jungle-backed<br />

beaches, atmospheric<br />

towns and the soaring<br />

Andes Mountains.<br />

DAY 10: OTAVALO<br />

Fly back to Quito and transfer to the<br />

highlands. Here you experience true<br />

relaxation as you slip into the quieter pace<br />

of hacienda life.<br />

DAY 11: OTAVALO<br />

Today you’re free to enjoy the bucolic<br />

surrounds of a tranquil hacienda. Explore the<br />

ranch, try your hand at farming, and stroll or<br />

horse ride through the verdant valleys.<br />

DAY 12: QUITO<br />

Visit the busy town of Otavalo, which has been<br />

one of the Andes’ most important markets<br />

for millennia. Bargain for the exceptional<br />

weavings and tapestries for which the region is<br />

famous, before returning to Quito.<br />

DAY 13: DEPART QUITO<br />

Fly home late this morning.<br />

PRICING<br />

At A&K, all of our luxury holidays are<br />

individually tailored to suit your needs and<br />

timescale. As a guide, this 13-day suggested<br />

journey costs from £9,885 per person, based<br />

on two sharing, including flights, transfers,<br />

accommodation and guided excursions.<br />

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Chile<br />

Chile is home to many landscapes – from the<br />

northern red desert to the southern granite<br />

mountains and glaciers. The world’s longest and<br />

thinnest country, its formation brings empty spaces,<br />

alien topography, salt lakes, geysers, and clear skies.<br />

The bustling capital city of Santiago sits in one of the<br />

world’s most fertile wine-producing regions<br />

n o t t o b e m i s s e d<br />

• Witness the vast glaciers in wild Patagonia<br />

• Explore trendy Santiago and its eclectic culture<br />

• View Rapa Nui’s iconic moai statues<br />

• Stargaze in the lunar-like landscape of the<br />

Atacama Desert<br />

• Enjoy a private wine tasting session in the<br />

Casablanca Valley<br />

e x a m p l e e x p e r i e n c e s<br />

DON MELCHOR EXPERIENCE<br />

Gain an insight into how Chile’s iconic Don Melchor wine is<br />

produced. Visit the Concha y Toro vineyards for a tour and a<br />

rewarding wine-tasting experience.<br />

4 hours • Maipo Valley<br />

HOME DINING WITH A CHILEAN CHEF<br />

Sample traditional cuisine and sparkling wines with a visit to<br />

the home of renowned chef and art lover, Almendra Santibáñez.<br />

Enjoy her contemporary Chilean dishes based on local,<br />

seasonal ingredients.<br />

Half-day • Santiago<br />

GLAMPING IN THE ATACAMA<br />

Combine adventure with a touch of A&K luxury when you spend<br />

a night glamping in the Atacama Desert. Be awed by cloudless,<br />

star-sprinkled skies during your guided expedition.<br />

Overnight • Atacama Desert<br />

o u r fav o u r i t e p l a c e s t o s tay<br />

THE SINGULAR PATAGONIA<br />

Set on the shores of the striking Last Hope Fjord, this hotel is<br />

also close to the Torres del Paine National Park. It’s the perfect<br />

base for seeing the many dramatic sights of the region without<br />

missing out on luxury and comfort.<br />

NAYARA ALTO ATACAMA<br />

The interior of this lodge is decorated with old Aguayos<br />

tapestries of the Altiplano, brea lamps, and sculptures and<br />

weavings by local artisans. Outside, the natural beauty of<br />

Atacama abounds. Here in the Catarpe Valley, you’re right<br />

in the heart of the wild.<br />

EXPLORA RAPA NUI<br />

This peaceful hotel is located on remote Easter Island. Discover<br />

the moai (stone heads), the petroglyphs (rock carvings), and<br />

other ancestral traces which lend Easter Island its mystery.<br />

After exploring the archaeology, enjoy the hotel’s swimming<br />

pool, solar-heated Jacuzzi, and sun terraces.<br />

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LATIN AMERICA<br />

CHILE<br />

s u g g e s t e d i t i n e r a r y<br />

Classic Chile<br />

13 DAYS<br />

FROM £6,985PP<br />

SEP-MAR<br />

DAY 1: ARRIVE SANTIAGO<br />

Maximise your holiday time by<br />

flying overnight to Chile’s capital,<br />

captivating Santiago.<br />

DAY 2: SANTIAGO<br />

Discover this city’s trendy<br />

neighbourhoods, diverse cultural<br />

heritage, and Andean surrounds.<br />

DAY 3: VALPARAÍSO<br />

Wander along cobbled streets between<br />

colourful houses as you learn all about<br />

this creative hub.<br />

DAY 4: ATACAMA<br />

Begin your desert adventure in bone-dry<br />

Calama and archaeological treasure trove<br />

San Pedro de Atacama.<br />

p e r f e c t ly<br />

c o m b i n e d w i t h<br />

Argentina<br />

Just over the border lie<br />

Argentina’s cultural and<br />

natural riches. Tango in<br />

Buenos Aires, cross the<br />

Iberá Wetlands by horse,<br />

witness thundering<br />

Iguazú Falls, and more.<br />

NAYARA ALTO ATACAMA<br />

DAYS 5 & 6: ATACAMA<br />

Enjoy two more adventurous days here.<br />

Hike volcanoes, drive over dunes, and<br />

stargaze under crystal-clear skies.<br />

DAYS 7 & 8: WINE COUNTRY<br />

Explore the verdant Casablanca Valley by<br />

foot or on horseback, and sample Chile’s<br />

world-famous wine.<br />

DAYS 9-11: TORRES DEL PAINE<br />

Admire the stunning peaks, lakes, and<br />

glaciers as you’re immersed in this<br />

adventurer’s playground.<br />

DAY 12: SANTIAGO<br />

Spend your final night in the capital’s<br />

arts hub, the Bellavista quarter.<br />

DAY 13: DEPART SANTIAGO<br />

Take an overnight flight home or extend your<br />

adventure to the mysterious Easter Island.<br />

PRICING<br />

At A&K, all of our luxury holidays are<br />

individually tailored to suit your needs and<br />

timescale. As a guide, this 13-day suggested<br />

journey costs from £6,985 per person, based<br />

on two sharing, including flights, transfers,<br />

accommodation and guided excursions.<br />

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Argentina<br />

With its incredible landscapes, fabulous capital city,<br />

and world-famous hospitality, Argentina offers a rich<br />

blend of cultural delights and natural beauty. From<br />

elegant Buenos Aires to the dusty foothills of the<br />

Andes, experience some of the very best adventures<br />

South America has to offer<br />

n o t t o b e m i s s e d<br />

• Rest your head in Buenos Aires’ well-heeled<br />

Recoleta district<br />

• Take in a tango show at the esteemed Esquina<br />

Carlos Gardel<br />

• Explore the spectacular Lake District by foot,<br />

horse, or kayak<br />

• Stay at a wine resort and savour the flavours<br />

of local malbec<br />

• Witness Iguazu Falls, one of South America’s<br />

most dramatic sights<br />

e x a m p l e e x p e r i e n c e s<br />

TANGO LESSON IN BUENOS AIRES<br />

Try your hand at the Argentine tango with a lesson in the famous<br />

19th-century coffeehouse, Café Tortoni. Learn the basics from<br />

experts and leave with a passionate spring in your step.<br />

3 hours • Buenos Aires<br />

MARTINA POLO DAY<br />

Enjoy the chance to get up close and personal to the sport of kings<br />

by spending a day at Estancia Villa María, a handsome equestrian<br />

and golfing estate near the capital.<br />

7-8 hours • Buenos Aires<br />

PERITO MORENO GLACIER TREK<br />

Experience a landscape of lagoons, gullies, crevasses, and blue<br />

ice formations as you trek across the spectacular Perito Moreno<br />

Glacier, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Los Glaciares<br />

National Park.<br />

4 hours • Patagonia<br />

o u r fav o u r i t e p l a c e s t o s tay<br />

LEGADO MITICO BUENOS AIRES<br />

A combination of old and new, the elegant, 11-room hotel<br />

is located in trendy Palermo Viejo. The local area might be<br />

enticingly buzzy, but don’t miss out on the hotel’s beautiful library,<br />

which is stocked full of books on Argentine history and culture.<br />

AWASI IGUAZÚ<br />

A short drive from the world’s largest waterfalls, the luxury<br />

lodge’s 14 villas enjoy a private and secluded position. Each<br />

villa features a spacious living area, outdoor shower, and private<br />

plunge pool. Get up close with the local wildlife with the help of<br />

your own private guide and 4x4.<br />

ESTANCIA LOS POTREROS<br />

A family-run estancia off the beaten track in Sierras Chicas.<br />

Limited to 12 guests at a time, it offers an authentic taste of<br />

local life. Join in with farm duties, go horse riding, explore the<br />

surroundings, or relax by the pool. Enjoy home<strong>made</strong> dishes eaten<br />

at the ‘family’ table.<br />

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LATIN AMERICA<br />

ARGENTINA<br />

AWASI IGUAZÚ<br />

s u g g e s t e d i t i n e r a r y<br />

Classic Argentina<br />

13 DAYS<br />

FROM £6,265PP<br />

SEP-JAN<br />

DAY 1: ARRIVE BUENOS AIRES<br />

Maximise your holiday time by flying<br />

overnight to Argentina.<br />

DAYS 2-4: BARILOCHE<br />

Visit ‘the Alps of South America’. Explore<br />

Gutiérrez Lake or ride on horseback around<br />

Lake Mascardi.<br />

p e r f e c t ly<br />

c o m b i n e d w i t h<br />

Brazil & Chile<br />

Head east to experience<br />

Chile’s natural wonders,<br />

from the Atacama Desert<br />

to Patagonian glaciers; or<br />

venture north for Brazil’s<br />

carnival culture and the<br />

beauty of the Amazon.<br />

DAY 5: BUENOS AIRES<br />

Discover the capital’s elegant atmosphere and<br />

Latin American character. Explore the chic<br />

Palermo area.<br />

DAYS 6 & 7: BUENOS AIRES<br />

During a guided tour, see Plaza de Mayo,<br />

San Telmo’s old quarters, and La Boca.<br />

DAYS 8-10: MENDOZA<br />

Head to the heart of Argentina’s winelands<br />

to learn about the vines that produce its<br />

superior malbec.<br />

DAYS 11 & 12: IGUAZU<br />

Spend the day in Iguazu Falls National Park.<br />

See the wildlife and walk the nature trails.<br />

DAY 13: DEPART PUERTO IGUAZU<br />

Take a short flight from Puerto Iguazu to<br />

Buenos Aires to board your plane home.<br />

PRICING<br />

At A&K, all of our luxury holidays are<br />

individually tailored to suit your needs and<br />

timescale. As a guide, this 13-day suggested<br />

journey costs from £6,265 per person, based<br />

on two sharing, including flights, transfers,<br />

accommodation and guided excursions.<br />

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Brazil<br />

Home to golden beaches, sprawling rainforest, and<br />

samba-fuelled nightlife, Brazil is bold and beautiful.<br />

Enjoy the buzz of Rio, the class of Copacabana, and<br />

the scenery from the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain.<br />

An eco-destination heaven, this is where you can<br />

explore the Amazon and the Pantanal<br />

n o t t o b e m i s s e d<br />

• Gaze at Rio from the deck of a private yacht<br />

• Canoe down the Amazon in search of pink<br />

river dolphin<br />

• Enjoy out-of-hours access to Iguazu Falls<br />

• Sip a sundowner atop Sugarloaf Mountain<br />

• Hike, drive, or paddle around the world’s<br />

largest wetland, the Pantanal<br />

e x a m p l e e x p e r i e n c e s<br />

MEET THE KAYAPÓ TRIBE<br />

Immerse yourself in the lifestyle of the indigenous Kayapó tribe<br />

during a visit to the Amazon. Explore the hidden treasures of the<br />

rainforest while enjoying the comforts of A&K’s exclusive camp.<br />

Part of a six-night itinerary • Amazon<br />

HELICOPTER SHOE SELFIE OVER RIO<br />

Take the ultimate shoe selfie as you hover in a helicopter above<br />

Rio de Janeiro. Wear your signature sandals ready for your<br />

daring snapshot over Christ the Redeemer.<br />

Half-day • Rio de Janeiro<br />

EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO RIO CARNIVAL<br />

During this five-day street party, you can step into a sequined<br />

costume and ride a dazzling float, learn to samba, or simply<br />

enjoy the spectacle from your private box.<br />

Part of a five-night itinerary • Rio de Janeiro<br />

o u r fav o u r i t e p l a c e s t o s tay<br />

CAIMAN ECOLOGICAL REFUGE<br />

Stay in one of two contemporary ecolodges surrounded by the<br />

wildlife and natural beauty of the Southern Pantanal. Explore<br />

your surroundings with a tour on foot, by canoe, or in a 4x4.<br />

As night falls, venture out for an evening safari to see the wildlife<br />

stirring under the cover of darkness.<br />

UXUA CASA HOTEL<br />

This boutique hotel and eco-retreat boasts an enchanting location,<br />

right on the Quadrado village green and steps from Trancoso’s<br />

restaurants and boutiques. Relax in one of 10 casas, each created<br />

by local artisans using traditional building methods. Be sure to<br />

make use of the spa, gym, and lake-like swimming pool.<br />

BELMOND COPACABANA PALACE<br />

Planted by the golden sands of Rio’s most famous beach, this<br />

Mediterranean-style, Joseph-Gire-designed Art Deco wonder has<br />

epitomised Brazilian seaside glamour since 19<strong>23</strong>. It houses three<br />

of Rio’s finest restaurants – Michelin-starred Mee and Ristorante<br />

Hotel Cipriani, and Pérgula.<br />

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Classic Brazil<br />

10 DAYS<br />

FROM £3,685PP<br />

YEAR-ROUND<br />

LATIN AMERICA<br />

BRAZIL<br />

DAY 1: ARRIVE RIO DE JANEIRO,<br />

BRAZIL<br />

Fly to Rio de Janeiro, the world’s carnival<br />

capital.<br />

DAY 2: RIO DE JANEIRO<br />

Take the scenic cogwheel rail-ride up to Christ<br />

The Redeemer. Later, glimpse behind the<br />

scenes of Rio’s annual carnival, amble in the<br />

Botanical Gardens, master Brazil’s national<br />

cocktail, or explore Rio during a walking tour.<br />

DAY 3: RIO DE JANEIRO<br />

A cycle tour of the South Zone lets you<br />

experience life like a Rio native. Later, ride a<br />

glass-walled cable car to the top of Sugarloaf<br />

Mountain for a scenic sundowner.<br />

DAY 4: IGUAÇU FALLS<br />

After flying to Foz do Iguaçu, savour the<br />

spectacle of the UNESCO-listed Iguaçu Falls<br />

from a glass viewing platform.<br />

DAY 5: IGUAÇU FALLS, ARGENTINA<br />

Cross into Argentina to admire the Falls from<br />

a platform overlooking The Devil’s Throat.<br />

Afterwards, spot colourful birds behind the<br />

scenes of Parque das Aves, or view the Three<br />

Borders by helicopter flight.<br />

DAY 6: BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL<br />

Fly to Brasília in time for a half-day tour of<br />

the capital. Admire the unique architecture<br />

of the Cathedral of Brasília and Three Powers<br />

Square, among other landmarks.<br />

p e r f e c t ly<br />

c o m b i n e d w i t h<br />

Argentina<br />

& Peru<br />

Hop over the border<br />

for the cosmopolitan<br />

delights of Argentina’s<br />

capital, Buenos Aires,<br />

or see the historic Incan<br />

ruins of Machu Picchu in<br />

neighbouring Peru.<br />

DAY 7: SALVADOR<br />

Fly to Salvador. Enjoy a performance of sacred<br />

candomblé dances at the Miguel Santana<br />

Th e a t r e .<br />

DAY 8: SALVADOR<br />

Take a walking tour, soaking up the<br />

atmosphere of Salvador’s narrow, pretty<br />

streets. Later, soak up a little cachaça, too, with<br />

a tasting experience.<br />

DAY 9: SALVADOR<br />

Browse at the centuries-old São Joaquim<br />

market, then sample moqueca, a signature<br />

Bahai dish. Next, try your hand at traditional<br />

Bahai percussion.<br />

DAY 10: DEPART SALVADOR<br />

Fly home via Rio de Janeiro.<br />

BELMOND COPACABANA PALACE<br />

PRICING<br />

At A&K, all of our luxury holidays are<br />

individually tailored to suit your needs and<br />

timescale. As a guide, this 10-day suggested<br />

journey costs from £3,685 per person, based<br />

on two sharing, including flights, transfers,<br />

accommodation and guided excursions.<br />

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Costa Rica<br />

Adventure, nature, and a welcome as warm as<br />

the weather awaits in Costa Rica. Discover calm<br />

Caribbean waters on one side; the waves of the<br />

Pacific on the other; and volcanic peaks, lush<br />

rainforests, and charming towns between. This is<br />

the heart of Central America in more ways than one<br />

n o t t o b e m i s s e d<br />

• Soak in hot springs beneath Arenal Volcano<br />

• Hike, kayak, horse ride, and zip line your way<br />

across this picturesque place<br />

• Watch turtles nesting at idyllic beach<br />

retreat Tortuguero<br />

• Scale the jungle rooftops on a canopy tour, before<br />

zip lining back to the forest floor<br />

• Learn about the Cabécar natives<br />

and their traditional customs<br />

e x a m p l e e x p e r i e n c e s<br />

o u r fav o u r i t e p l a c e s t o s tay<br />

WHITE-WATER RAFTING CLASS<br />

Enjoy an unforgettable rafting experience in the heart of<br />

the rainforest. View the serene pools, enchanting waterfalls,<br />

and breath-taking gorges as you navigate the Pacuare River<br />

accompanied by an expert guide.<br />

Full-day • San Jose<br />

LEARN HOW TO SURF<br />

Roll into the cool surfer town of Santa Teresa and meet a<br />

professional surf instructor who will help you master the<br />

waves, whether you’re a beginner or a veteran barrel chaser.<br />

2 hours • Santa Teresa Beach<br />

FLY OVER CLOUD FOREST AND VOLCANOES<br />

View Costa Rica’s spectacular volcanoes aboard a helicopter.<br />

This is an opportunity for phenomenal photographs of dramatic<br />

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

Monteverde Reserve.<br />

2 hours • San Jose<br />

PACUARE LODGE<br />

Stay on the rainforest-clad banks of the Pacuare River at this leading<br />

ecolodge. Join in with its green initiatives promoting sustainable<br />

tourism and feel closer to nature than ever. The comfortable<br />

bungalows here, some with private plunge pools, showcase locally<br />

sourced materials and offer rare views into the natural world.<br />

KASIIYA PAPAGAYO<br />

Situated on the Nicoya Peninsula, Kasiiya Papagayo is an entirely<br />

solar-powered, seven-suite hideaway designed to have minimal<br />

impact on its lush, wild surrounds. Activities include snorkelling,<br />

yoga, nature wellness classes, and – if you're lucky – whale<br />

watching from your private deck.<br />

PLAYA CATIVO LODGE<br />

Set on the Golfo Dulce coastline, Playa Cativo is an<br />

extraordinary eco-lodge accessible only by boat. Enjoy a wide<br />

range of activities in the hotel’s impressive private jungle reserve,<br />

which borders Piedras Blancas National Park. You can also<br />

sample Peruvian cuisine at the organic farm-to-table restaurant.<br />

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s u g g e s t e d i t i n e r a r y<br />

Classic Costa Rica<br />

COSTA RICA<br />

15 DAYS<br />

FROM £4,685PP<br />

NOV-MAY<br />

DAY 1: SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA<br />

Welcome to San Jose, a stunning city full<br />

of attractions, whatever the time of day.<br />

DAYS 2 & 3: TORTUGUERO<br />

Visit secluded Tortuguero to view green sea,<br />

leatherback, and hawksbill turtle.<br />

DAY 4: ARENAL<br />

Take a boat to Guápiles and visit an incredible<br />

tropical garden on your way to Arenal.<br />

DAY 5: ARENAL<br />

Cross the treetop bridges of the Sky Walk<br />

before a gentle hike on Arenal Volcano.<br />

DAY 6: ARENAL<br />

Spend the morning rafting the white waters<br />

by the foot of the volcano.<br />

DAY 7: MONTEVERDE<br />

Visit Monteverde, a rainforest reserve nestled<br />

between two cloud forests, before sailing<br />

across Lake Arenal.<br />

p e r f e c t ly<br />

c o m b i n e d w i t h<br />

Guatemala<br />

& Belize<br />

Head north for the small<br />

countries of Guatemala<br />

and Belize to explore<br />

ruins, rainforests, tiny<br />

tropical islands and the<br />

world’s second longest<br />

coral reef.<br />

DAY 8: MONTEVERDE<br />

Spend the day touring historic coffee<br />

and sugarcane plantations.<br />

DAYS 9 & 10: GUANACASTE<br />

From your luxury eco-lodge, explore the<br />

rare dwarf forest, rugged canyon-scapes and<br />

mineral springs of Guanacaste. Activities<br />

available include hiking, white-water tubing<br />

and zip lining.<br />

DAYS 11-14: TAMARINDO<br />

Discover the white sands of Tamarindo<br />

for a stretch of beachside relaxation.<br />

DAY 15: SAN JOSE<br />

After a last stroll along the beach, fly back<br />

to San Jose for your connecting flight.<br />

PACUARE LODGE<br />

PRICING<br />

At A&K, all of our luxury holidays are<br />

individually tailored to suit your needs and<br />

timescale. As a guide, this 15-day suggested<br />

journey costs from £4,685 per person, based<br />

on two sharing, including flights, transfers,<br />

accommodation and guided excursions.<br />

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North America<br />

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

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

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

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

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

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NORTH AMERICA<br />

BRITISH<br />

COLUMBIA<br />

ALBERTA<br />

Jasper National Park<br />

Banff National Park<br />

Yosemite<br />

National Park<br />

Zion National<br />

Park &<br />

Bryce Canyon<br />

Monument<br />

Valley<br />

San Francisco<br />

✈ 11 hours<br />

Death Valley<br />

National Park<br />

NEVADA<br />

UTAH<br />

Los Angeles<br />

✈ 11 hours<br />

CALIFORNIA<br />

ARIZONA<br />

Phoenix<br />

✈ 10 hours 55 mins<br />

Las Vegas<br />

✈ 10 hours 45 mins<br />

Sonoran Desert<br />

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California<br />

More than just the home of Hollywood, California<br />

is chock full of world-famous cities. Its<br />

sun-drenched coastlines, restaurants, clear lakes,<br />

and fresh mountain air are best experienced on a<br />

self-drive holiday along the Pacific coast highway.<br />

The Golden State really is a playground for all<br />

n o t t o b e m i s s e d<br />

• Be awed by California’s landscapes from the<br />

formidable Sierra Nevada mountains to the<br />

arid splendours of Yosemite National Park<br />

• Enjoy getting to know Cali’s iconic cities, while<br />

staying in some of the finest hotels on Earth<br />

• Go vineyard hopping in Napa and<br />

Sonoma to taste California’s best wines<br />

• Soak up the sun, sand, and surf lifestyle on<br />

Orange County’s famous beaches<br />

e x a m p l e e x p e r i e n c e s<br />

SKIPPER AN AMERICA’S CUP YACHT<br />

Take an America’s Cup racing yacht for a ride around San<br />

Francisco Bay. Learn all the secrets of high-speed sailing<br />

and view iconic sights such as the Golden Gate Bridge<br />

from a unique perspective.<br />

3 hours • San Francisco<br />

GUIDED HIKE THROUGH YOSEMITE<br />

Discover Yosemite National Park with your experienced guide.<br />

View the Half Dome granite monolith and hike along the<br />

Merced River to a wonderful picnic spot.<br />

4 hours • Yosemite National Park<br />

WORK OUT WITH A TRAINER-TO-THE-STARS<br />

Meet a trainer-to-the-stars and learn how the A-listers stay in<br />

shape. With personalised advice and activities, this private session<br />

is sure to help you achieve your fitness goals, whatever your level.<br />

Various • Los Angeles<br />

o u r fav o u r i t e p l a c e s t o s tay<br />

ZEPPELIN SAN FRANCISCO<br />

This unique, contemporary property in the heart of San<br />

Francisco lies close to Union Square and the Theatre District.<br />

Brimming with quirky touches, the hotel’s characterful rooms<br />

and suites feature comfortable king- or queen-sized beds and the<br />

latest tech, with views over the city’s unmistakable skyline.<br />

LOEWS SANTA MONICA BEACH HOTEL<br />

This property has all the creature comforts of a city hotel right on<br />

the beach, with stunning views to match. The luxurious rooms<br />

and suites offer an airy retreat from the sun while the heated<br />

pool, spa, and restaurants will please the whole family.<br />

THE RESORT AT PELICAN HILL<br />

The Resort at Pelican Hill boasts two golf courses, one of the<br />

largest spas in California, five restaurants, and a wonderfully<br />

extravagant swimming pool. Enjoy great access to Newport Beach<br />

and its stunning harbour. Make the most of the fantastic shopping,<br />

varied outdoor activities, and many other attractions at hand.<br />

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s u g g e s t e d i t i n e r a r y<br />

Classic California<br />

12 DAYS<br />

FROM £8,125PP<br />

APR-OCT<br />

NORTH AMERICA<br />

CALIFORNIA<br />

DAY 1: ARRIVE SAN FRANCISCO, USA<br />

Fly to San Francisco, where you collect your<br />

rental vehicle. The rest of your day is at leisure.<br />

DAY 2: SAN FRANCISCO<br />

Begin today with a shared bicycle tour along<br />

San Francisco’s stunning waterfront and onto<br />

the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. Later, board a<br />

catamaran for a shared sunset cruise around<br />

the Bay.<br />

DAYS 3 & 4: YOSEMITE NATIONAL<br />

PARK<br />

Drive to Yosemite National Park, then spend<br />

the rest of the day independently exploring<br />

this haven of waterfalls, alpine meadows and<br />

granite peaks. The following day, admire more<br />

of the park’s natural wonders alongside your<br />

driver guide.<br />

DAYS 5 & 6: MONTEREY<br />

Head to Monterey Bay for a shared kayaking<br />

excursion, with the chance to spot harbour<br />

seals, otters and an array of shorebirds. The<br />

following day, visit Monterey Aquarium for<br />

a private behind-the-scenes view of leopard<br />

sharks, sardines, wolf eels and other marine life.<br />

LOEWS SANTA MONICA BEACH HOTEL<br />

DAY 7: BIG SUR<br />

Drive along California’s scenic coastline to<br />

reach Big Sur. Enjoy a guided hike into McWay<br />

Canyon, home to towering coastal redwoods.<br />

Continue by road to Santa Barbara.<br />

DAY 8: CHANNEL ISLANDS<br />

NATIONAL PARK<br />

After driving to Ventura, catch the ferry to<br />

the Channel Islands, where you enjoy a shared<br />

sea kayaking and snorkelling exploration of<br />

this stunning national park and its captivating<br />

sea caves.<br />

DAYS 9-11: SANTA MONICA<br />

Drive to Santa Monica and settle in for three<br />

nights. Optional private experiences include<br />

surf lessons, a tour of Los Angeles and a cycle<br />

ride to Venice Beach.<br />

DAY 12: DEPART LOS ANGELES<br />

Today, drive to Los Angeles Airport for your<br />

overnight flight home.<br />

PRICING<br />

At A&K all of our journeys are individually<br />

tailored to suit your needs and timescale.<br />

As a guide, this 12-day suggested holiday<br />

will cost from £8,125 per person, based on<br />

two sharing, including flights, transfers,<br />

car hire, accommodation, selected meals<br />

and guided excursions.<br />

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The South<br />

West<br />

The South West is the ultimate ‘great outdoors’.<br />

It’s home to mighty national parks including the<br />

awe-inspiring wonder of the Grand Canyon, as well<br />

as 22 indigenous tribes in whose cultures you can<br />

become immersed. Then there are the neon lights<br />

of Las Vegas. This destination is truly one of a kind<br />

n o t t o b e m i s s e d<br />

• Get a taste of the indomitable frontier spirit of the<br />

Wild West in the region’s epic national parks<br />

• Enjoy a private, guided exploration of the<br />

spectacular Grand Canyon<br />

• Meet a Navajo guide and learn about the region’s<br />

Native American tribes<br />

• Go green and find the famed saguaro cactus in<br />

the Sonoran desert or Utah’s giant cherry trees<br />

• Experience the neon-lit buzz and joie de vivre<br />

of Las Vegas, with insider access from A&K<br />

e x a m p l e e x p e r i e n c e s<br />

RIDE LIKE A COWBOY<br />

Pull on a Stetson and giddy up for the day with a wrangling<br />

adventure through the desert. Ride under the endless skies of<br />

Arizona and learn about everyday outdoor life.<br />

Full- or half-day • Arizona<br />

APACHE TRAIL<br />

Tour the Apache Trail from Phoenix and experience the wonder<br />

of the Superstition Wilderness, Tortilla Flat, Goldfield Ghost<br />

Town, and the scenic Dolly Steamboat Cruise on Canyon Lake.<br />

8 hours • Scottsdale<br />

FLOATING OVER THE SONORAN DESERT<br />

Witness the majesty of the Sonoran Desert with an unforgettable<br />

hot air balloon ride. Photograph the incredible cacti-strewn<br />

expanse from up high, where you can appreciate its vastness.<br />

3 hours • Scottsdale<br />

HYATT REGENCY SCOTTSDALE RESORT & SPA<br />

AT GAINEY RANCH<br />

Just minutes from the vibrant Scottsdale area, this property has<br />

everything you could wish for. All rooms and suites offer either<br />

sunset, mountain, or golf course views, and come complete with<br />

famously comfortable Hyatt Grand beds. Relax in the spa, try<br />

the championship golf course, or take things up a notch with the<br />

myriad outdoor adventure activities available.<br />

AMANGIRI<br />

o u r fav o u r i t e p l a c e s t o s tay<br />

A private, luxurious hideaway in the heart of Navajo country in<br />

Utah, Amangiri has been designed to blend into the natural desert<br />

landscape. Escape from the outside world in one of its 34 suites<br />

and enjoy one of the country’s most spectacular swimming pools.<br />

SORREL RIVER RANCH RESORT & SPA<br />

This all-American lodge is set in the heart of the red-rock<br />

wilderness, on the banks of the Colorado River in Utah. The<br />

97-hectare ranch offers the perfect balance of luxury and rustic<br />

adventure. Facilities include a spa, sports courts, and stables.<br />

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Immersive<br />

Grand Canyon &<br />

the South West<br />

16 DAYS<br />

NORTH AMERICA<br />

THE SOUTH WEST<br />

SORREL RIVER RANCH<br />

RESORT & SPA<br />

FROM £9,195PP<br />

APR-JUN; SEP-NOV<br />

DAY 1: ARRIVE PHOENIX, USA<br />

Upon arrival, collect your hire car and head<br />

for the sleek Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale.<br />

DAY 2: SCOTTSDALE<br />

Explore the countryside, stroll around Old<br />

Town Scottsdale, or simply relax by the pool.<br />

DAY 3: SONORAN DESERT<br />

Enjoy an early-morning hot air balloon flight<br />

over this exotic desert and its wildlife.<br />

DAYS 4 & 5: SEDONA<br />

Head to the Enchantment Resort and<br />

experience an off-road adventure, stopping<br />

at a Native American cliff dwelling.<br />

DAY 6: GRAND CANYON<br />

Cruise Route 66 to the Grand Canyon<br />

National Park, then experience its majesty<br />

during a helicopter tour.<br />

AMANGIRI<br />

DAY 7: GRAND CANYON<br />

Hike off the beaten track with your guide, then<br />

tour Kolb Studio to learn about the pioneers of<br />

canyon photography.<br />

DAYS 8 & 9: LAKE POWELL<br />

Cruise the stunning scenery in a 4x4 and hike<br />

into the sheer slot-canyons with your guide.<br />

DAY 10: BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL<br />

PARK<br />

Explore the wonders of this curious landscape,<br />

observing the colourful hoodoos and arches.<br />

DAYS 11 & 12: ZION NATIONAL PARK<br />

See the amazing rock formations at Zion and<br />

bed down at a Western-style homestead.<br />

DAYS 13-15: LAS VEGAS<br />

Drive through the desert to the lights of Las<br />

Vegas, your glamorous home for three nights.<br />

DAY 16: DEPART LAS VEGAS<br />

Head to the airport for your flight home.<br />

PRICING<br />

At A&K all of our journeys are individually<br />

tailored to suit your needs and timescale.<br />

As a guide, this 16-day suggested holiday<br />

will cost from £9,195 per person, based on<br />

two sharing, including flights, transfers,<br />

car hire, accommodation, selected meals<br />

and guided excursions.<br />

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Alaska<br />

Much of Alaska remains blissfully lesser-visited;<br />

there are snow-capped mountains, larger-than-life<br />

national parks, glaciers the size of skyscrapers and<br />

vast areas of pristine wilderness. Its treasure-trove of<br />

wildlife is perhaps the highlight – here, you can see<br />

all three species of North American bear: the black,<br />

grizzly and polar bear.<br />

n o t t o b e m i s s e d<br />

• Cruise Prince William Sound to marvel at marine<br />

life including humpback whales<br />

• Fly over Denali National Park for a bird’s-eye view<br />

of peaks and glaciers<br />

• Meet a champion Iditarod musher to discover the<br />

art of dogsledding<br />

• Take a scenic float along the Kenai River and tuck<br />

into a classic Alaska salmon bake<br />

• Enjoy a light aircraft flight past the Arctic Circle<br />

for an insight into life in the far north<br />

e x a m p l e e x p e r i e n c e s<br />

o u r fav o u r i t e p l a c e s t o s tay<br />

SPENCER GLACIER KAYAK & RAFT ADVENTURE<br />

Climb aboard the Alaska Railroad’s Coastal Classic train and head<br />

to the only place in the state where you can kayak around icebergs<br />

and raft past glaciers in the same day.<br />

9 hours • Girdwood<br />

KAYAK WITH WHALES<br />

Explore the scenic waters of southeast Alaska in search of<br />

humpback whales. Hop on a small boat and cruise to the Channel<br />

Islands State Marine Park, then kayak across gloriously clear seas<br />

for up-close wildlife encounters.<br />

6 hours • Juneau<br />

SHARED REDOUBT BAY BEAR VIEWING FLIGHT<br />

Spend a memorable few hours viewing bears in their natural<br />

habitat. You’ll fly to a remote lodge and board a pontoon boat to<br />

watch black and brown bears feed on spawning salmon.<br />

6 hours • Anchorage<br />

TUTKA BAY LODGE<br />

Located at the entrance to a rugged fjord on the southern end of<br />

Kachemak Bay, intimate Tutka Bay Lodge offers premium comfort<br />

in a remote wilderness setting. Enjoy deep-sea and freshwater<br />

fishing, kayaking and hiking trails, then retreat to one of the five<br />

suites and cabins for sweeping ocean, mountain and forest views.<br />

WINTERLAKE LODGE<br />

This remote fly-in lodge is an oasis of sophisticated comfort in<br />

the wilderness. Winterlake serves as a checkpoint on the famous<br />

Iditarod dogsled race, and there are many enticing hiking trails<br />

nearby. Indoors, you are welcome to join owner and cookbook<br />

author Kirsten in the kitchen to learn about Alaskan cuisine.<br />

ULTIMA THULE LODGE<br />

Miles from the nearest road, this hideaway lodge with hand-crafted<br />

log cabins sits in a spectacularly isolated corner of Alaska. Arrive<br />

by plane and meet the Claus family, who run the lodge and believe<br />

in letting the wilderness guide you during your stay. From August<br />

to September, you may even see the magical northern lights.<br />

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s u g g e s t e d i t i n e r a r y<br />

Discover Alaska<br />

11 DAYS<br />

FROM £8,150PP<br />

JUN-SEP<br />

DAYS 1 & 2: ARRIVE FAIRBANKS, USA<br />

Fly to Fairbanks overnight. Upon arrival,<br />

transfer to your hotel.<br />

NORTH AMERICA<br />

CALIFORNIA<br />

DAY 3: FAIRBANKS<br />

Fly north of the Arctic Circle to explore the<br />

mining-camp-cum-ghost-town of Wiseman<br />

and see the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, the Yukon<br />

River Valley, and the magnificent Brooks<br />

Range.<br />

DAYS 4 & 5: DENALI NATIONAL PARK<br />

Drive to Denali National Park for two days of<br />

adventure. Visit the park’s sled-dog kennels<br />

before enjoying a personalised guided hike.<br />

Spend your second day on a shared excursion,<br />

with the chance to sight wolves, caribou, bears,<br />

moose and more. Then take a scenic flight for<br />

a different perspective of spectacular glaciers,<br />

valleys and peaks.<br />

DAYS 6 & 7: TALKEETNA<br />

Drive to Talkeetna village for a flightseeing<br />

adventure affording excellent views of Denali,<br />

North America’s highest peak; and Ruth<br />

Glacier, with its imposing gorge. On your<br />

second day, hike one of Talkeetna’s best trails<br />

alongside a naturalist guide.<br />

TUTKA BAY LODGE<br />

DAY 8: TALKEETNA & KENAI<br />

Visit Talkeetna’s champion sled-dog kennels,<br />

meeting the resident canines and learning<br />

about life as a musher. Finish with an<br />

exhilarating sled ride through the woods, then<br />

drive to the Kenai Peninsula.<br />

DAY 9: KENAI<br />

Board a float down the Kenai River. En route,<br />

watch for eagles, moose, bears and salmon<br />

as your naturalist guide offers expert insight.<br />

Afterwards, take a guided walking tour of the<br />

Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center.<br />

DAY 10: PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND<br />

Drive to Whittier to meet your captain for<br />

a day of cruising Prince William Sound in<br />

a small vessel. You explore shorelines, bird<br />

rookeries and calving glaciers, looking out for<br />

marine wildlife as you go.<br />

DAY 11: DEPART ANCHORAGE<br />

Drive to Anchorage for your overnight flight<br />

home.<br />

PRICING<br />

At A&K all of our journeys are individually<br />

tailored to suit your needs and timescale.<br />

As a guide, this 11-day suggested holiday<br />

will cost from £8,150 per person, based on<br />

two sharing, including flights, transfers,<br />

car hire, accommodation, selected meals<br />

and guided excursions.<br />

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Western<br />

Canada<br />

From dramatic mountains and forest trails to the<br />

rugged coastline, full of epic wildlife-watching<br />

opportunities, Western Canada is the epitome of<br />

the great outdoors. Journey from the mountain town<br />

of Banff to cool Vancouver and marvel at Alberta’s<br />

glaciers and lakes on the trip of a lifetime<br />

n o t t o b e m i s s e d<br />

• Enjoy the drama of the snow-capped,<br />

awe-inspiring Canadian Rockies<br />

• Keen photographers will love Alberta’s azure,<br />

glacier-fed lakes<br />

• Venture off the beaten path and explore<br />

wine-producing Okanagan Valley<br />

• Visit the home of grizzly bear in the pristine<br />

Great Bear Rainforest<br />

• Catch a wave off Vancouver Island – it’s a surfer’s<br />

paradise, as well as a marine life hot spot<br />

e x a m p l e e x p e r i e n c e s<br />

FAT BIKING IN THE ROCKIES<br />

Fat bikes are fitted with extra-wide tyres to traverse the toughest<br />

terrain. Glide safely over the Rockies’ snowy trails in winter, or<br />

come in summer to kick up huge clouds of dust.<br />

Various • Rocky Mountains, Alberta<br />

CUSTOM HELICOPTER EXCURSION<br />

Explore the vast beauty of British Columbia by private helicopter.<br />

Your adventure can include any number of once-in-a-lifetime<br />

activities such as mountain-top picnics and wild swimming.<br />

Various • Nimmo Islet, British Columbia<br />

GRIZZLY BEAR EXPEDITION<br />

Travel by boat and foot in search of the iconic grizzly bear.<br />

Your First Nations guide will provide fascinating background<br />

knowledge on the behaviour of these magnificent creatures.<br />

5 hours • Sonora Island, British Columbia<br />

CLAYOQUOT WILDERNESS RESORT<br />

Set in the scenic backwaters of Clayoquot Sound and only<br />

accessible by seaplane, this retreat is a wildlife lover’s haven. The<br />

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

black bears, wolves, orcas and bald eagles. After days outdoors,<br />

feast on gourmet meals and sleep soundly in your luxury tent.<br />

NIMMO BAY<br />

o u r fav o u r i t e p l a c e s t o s tay<br />

With plentiful wildlife-viewing opportunities, Nimmo Bay’s<br />

cosy wood cabins offer a serene sanctuary in the heart of the<br />

Great Bear Rainforest. Available activities include heli-fishing,<br />

adventure tours and hiking. Enjoy a three-course meal on the<br />

floating dock – perfect for a couple’s getaway or family reunion.<br />

WICKANINNISH INN<br />

Situated on Chesterman Beach near Tofino, Vancouver Island,<br />

the Wickaninnish Inn offers stunning views of the ocean and<br />

beach from its 75 guest rooms. This modern-day frontier lodge’s<br />

spa is superlative and The Pointe Restaurant offers world-class<br />

food – all in a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve location.<br />

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s u g g e s t e d i t i n e r a r y<br />

Classic Rockies<br />

featuring Rocky<br />

Mountaineer<br />

11 DAYS<br />

NORTH AMERICA<br />

WESTERN CANADA<br />

FROM £4,350PP<br />

MAY-SEP<br />

DAY 1: ARRIVE CALGARY<br />

Arrive in Calgary and take a hire car to your<br />

hotel, the chic Kensington Riverside Inn.<br />

DAY 2: BANFF<br />

Cruise into Banff on the famous Trans-Canada<br />

Highway or the equally scenic Highway 1A.<br />

DAY 3: BANFF & LAKE LOUISE<br />

Hike around Lake Louise, ride a Banff<br />

Gondola, or visit the highest hot springs<br />

in Canada.<br />

DAY 4: MORAINE LAKE<br />

Take the scenic route to your lodge<br />

overlooking the enchanting Moraine Lake.<br />

DAYS 5 & 6: JASPER<br />

Stop at glaciers, waterfalls, and glistening lakes<br />

as you make your way to Jasper National Park.<br />

DAY 7: KAMLOOPS<br />

Board the Rocky Mountaineer train for<br />

an unforgettable journey to Kamloops<br />

in British Columbia.<br />

DAY 8: VANCOUVER<br />

Today, the Rocky Mountaineer will whisk<br />

you through Canada’s best countryside to<br />

arrive in Vancouver.<br />

DAY 9: VANCOUVER<br />

Tour this famous city with a local guide,<br />

visiting Chinatown, Gastown, and Stanley<br />

Park, among other highlights.<br />

NIMMO BAY<br />

DAY 10: VANCOUVER<br />

Explore Vancouver at your own pace.<br />

Discover the historic city sites or the sizzling<br />

culinary scene.<br />

DAY 11: DEPART VANCOUVER<br />

Savour your final moments in Canada before<br />

you are transferred to Vancouver International<br />

Airport for your flight home.<br />

PRICING<br />

At A&K all of our journeys are individually<br />

tailored to suit your needs and timescale.<br />

As a guide, this 11-day suggested holiday<br />

will cost from £4,350 per person, based<br />

on two sharing, including flights, car hire,<br />

train transport, accommodation, selected<br />

meals and guided excursions.<br />

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North Africa &<br />

the Middle East<br />

Discover the ancient wonders that have captured the imaginations of locals and<br />

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

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

souk to skyscraper; from casbah to mountain top – before cooling off and kicking<br />

back in the best five-star accommodation the region has to offer<br />

“We have just returned from a tour of Oman with Abercrombie & Kent<br />

and everything was superb. The hotels and rooms chosen, the itinerary<br />

and attention to detail and most important the absolutely excellent tour<br />

guide and drivers who accompanied us. This was the first time we have<br />

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

Thank you for a memorable holiday experience”<br />

Karen, Trustpilot review, 2020<br />

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destinations, Travel Edits, itineraries, experiences, and accommodation, visit abercrombiekent.co.uk<br />

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Essaouira<br />

Marrakech<br />

✈ 4 hours<br />

Fes<br />

MOROCCO<br />

NORTH AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST<br />

Sahara Desert<br />

The Great<br />

Pyramid<br />

at Giza<br />

Tel Aviv<br />

✈ 4 hours 50 mins<br />

Jerusalem<br />

Cairo<br />

✈ 5 hours<br />

ISRAEL<br />

Jordan Bike<br />

Enterprise<br />

Amman<br />

✈ 5 hours<br />

JORDAN<br />

Petra<br />

Nile<br />

Wadi Rum<br />

Luxor<br />

✈ 5 hours<br />

Aswan<br />

EGYPT<br />

Medina<br />

Riyadh<br />

✈ 5 hours<br />

Mecca<br />

SAUDI ARABIA<br />

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Egypt<br />

Discover Egypt’s cultural and archaeological<br />

heritage from Giza’s monumental pyramids to<br />

Luxor’s Valley of the Kings and the River Nile.<br />

Explore the legacy of the pharaohs with an expert<br />

guide, or soak up the sun on the deck of the most<br />

luxurious boats on the country’s majestic waterway<br />

n o t t o b e m i s s e d<br />

• Sail aboard the award-winning luxury vessel,<br />

Sanctuary Sun Boat IV<br />

• Explore ancient ruins guided by our Egyptologists<br />

• Enjoy special entry into the tomb of Seti I in the<br />

Valley of the Kings<br />

• Cruise the Nile in a felucca – a traditional sailboat<br />

• Admire the Sphinx and the Great Pyramid<br />

of Giza up close<br />

e x a m p l e e x p e r i e n c e s<br />

ABU SIMBEL BY AIR<br />

Follow the Nile from the sky for a new angle on Abu Simbel, set<br />

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

explore these ancient sites with your dedicated Egyptologist.<br />

Half-day • Abu Simbel<br />

EXPLORE EGYPT’S OUTDOOR MUSEUM<br />

Tour Cairo with an A&K Egyptologist, stopping at its most<br />

spectacular sights. View the Great Pyramid of Giza and the<br />

enigmatic Sphinx, come face-to-face with Tutankhamun’s death<br />

mask, and more.<br />

Full-day • Cairo<br />

NAVIGATE THE NILE BY FELUCCA<br />

Set out from Aswan onboard a traditional wooden felucca<br />

(sailboat) and discover the intriguing archaeological sights of<br />

Elephantine island. Stop by Banana Island and Crocodile Island<br />

on your return journey.<br />

Half-day • The Nile<br />

THE TOMB OF WAHTYE<br />

During a visit to the famed Sakkara necropolis, enjoy<br />

exclusive access to the Tomb of Wahtye. Pore over the carvings<br />

and statues of this ancient burial chamber, which was only<br />

discovered in 2018.<br />

30 minutes • Sakkara<br />

PRIVATE DINNER AT THE PYRAMIDS<br />

Dine like a sultan with a special evening at the Pyramids of Giza.<br />

Enjoy a banquet followed by entertainment in a sumptuous<br />

desert tent set up just for you.<br />

2-3 hours • Cairo<br />

COPTIC CAIRO TOUR<br />

Head deep into the oldest part of Cairo to see some of Egypt’s<br />

most important historical sights. Explore the Babylon Fortress,<br />

visit the Hanging Church and tour the Coptic Museum.<br />

Half-day • Cairo<br />

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s u G G e s t e d i t i n e r a r y<br />

Classic Egypt<br />

NORTH AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST<br />

8 DAYS<br />

FROM £ 2,795PP<br />

EGYPT<br />

SEP-MAY<br />

DAY 1: ARRIVE CAIRO, EGYPT<br />

Transfer to your city-centre riverside hotel<br />

to relax.<br />

DAY 2: CAIRO<br />

Explore Cairo’s highlights with a private<br />

Egyptologist. Visit the Museum of Egyptian<br />

Antiquities, haggle for spices at bustling Khan<br />

el-Khalili Bazaar and watch the famous light<br />

show at the pyramids.<br />

DAY 3: CAIRO<br />

Head south to Sakkara to admire the Step<br />

Pyramid of Djoser, then it’s off to Giza Plateau<br />

to see the Pyramids of Giza and the Great<br />

Sphinx standing guard.<br />

DAY 4: ASWAN<br />

Fly to Aswan and board the opulent Sanctuary<br />

Sun Boat IV, your home during your Nile<br />

cruise. Explore Aswan and take a felucca<br />

around Elephantine Island.<br />

p e r f e c t ly<br />

c o m b i n e d W i t H<br />

Jordan<br />

Continue your journey<br />

into the ancient world<br />

with a trip to Jordan,<br />

where you’ll behold<br />

Jerash’s Roman ruins<br />

and Petra’s ancient<br />

rock-cut architecture.<br />

DAY 5: ASWAN - KOM OMBO<br />

Visit Philae Temple on Agilkia Island. Back<br />

on board the boat, learn how to whip up tasty<br />

Egyptian treats as you sail to the Temple of<br />

Kom Ombo in Edfu.<br />

DAY 6: KOM OMBO - LUXOR<br />

View the Temple of Horus and take a guided<br />

tour around the Temple of Khnum in Esna.<br />

Tuck into afternoon tea while sailing to Luxor.<br />

DAY 7: LUXOR<br />

Spend the day exploring the banks of the Nile.<br />

An Egyptologist will show you around the East<br />

Bank’s Temple of Luxor and Temple of Karnak,<br />

while on the West Bank, there’s the Valley of<br />

the Kings and the Colossi of Memnon.<br />

DAY 8: DEPART LUXOR<br />

Disembark Sanctuary Sun Boat IV and<br />

transfer to Luxor airport for your flight home.<br />

SOFITEL LEGEND OLD CATARACT<br />

PRICING<br />

At A&K, all of our luxury holidays are<br />

individually tailored to suit your needs<br />

and timescale. As a guide, this eight-day<br />

suggested journey costs from £2,795 per<br />

person, based on two sharing, including<br />

flights, transfers, accommodation,<br />

selected meals and guided excursions.<br />

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SANCTUARY SUN BOAT IV<br />

o u r fav o u r i t e p l a c e s t o s tay<br />

SANCTUARY SUN BOAT IV<br />

Renowned as one of the finest boats on the Nile, all cabins have river<br />

views, air-conditioning, and en-suite facilities. Sunbathe on deck,<br />

take a dip in the heated pool, and learn about the country from the<br />

on-board Egyptologists. Enjoy exceptional food and a floating fivestar<br />

experience.<br />

SOFITEL LEGEND OLD CATARACT<br />

Full of old-world charm and elegance, the hotel famously inspired<br />

Agatha Christie’s Death on the Nile and has hosted many prestigious<br />

guests since opening its doors in 1899. Relax in the spa’s sauna and<br />

hammam, and dine in the elegant restaurant.<br />

FOUR SEASONS FIRST RESIDENCE<br />

Well-situated on the west bank of the Nile, Four Seasons First<br />

Residence’s opulent and spacious rooms and suites boast impressive<br />

views of the pyramids. Dining options include Thai, Lebanese, and<br />

Italian cuisine. Facilities include an open-air pool, and a range of<br />

holistic Egyptian treatments are available at the spa.<br />

DULINI MARRIOTT LODGE MENA HOUSE<br />

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

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

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<br />

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

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

SANCTUARY MAKANYANE<br />

HOTEL SOFITEL LEGEND OLD CATARACT<br />

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was<br />

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rooms in the old Palace or contemporary Nile wing.<br />

THE SILO<br />

A SOFITEL lauded addition WINTER to The PALACE Royal Portfolio, The Silo is an industrialchic<br />

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

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<br />

incredible the banks of views the of Nile the next city to below Luxor or Temple. Table Mountain Unwind by above. the pool Expect in<br />

contemporary the tropical gardens, comforts take and high five-star tea on facilities The Nile including Terrace and a sky enjoy<br />

terrace candlelit complete dinners with at the swimming 1886 restaurant. pool, bar, and restaurant.<br />

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SANCTUARY ZEIN<br />

NILE CHATEAU<br />

Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau is one of<br />

the most luxurious boats sailing on the<br />

River Nile. Its intimate six-cabin size<br />

means there is almost nowhere it cannot<br />

dock, so your fully personalised touring<br />

itinerary can take you off the beaten track<br />

and away from the busy tourist spots.<br />

This exclusivity is further enhanced by<br />

private docks in Luxor and Aswan.<br />

NORTH AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST<br />

EGYPT<br />

The vessel itself is a dahabiya – a type<br />

of traditional sailing boat that has been<br />

ferrying passengers across Africa’s<br />

longest river for millennia. The Sanctuary<br />

Zein Nile Chateau, however, is the first<br />

and perhaps only of its type built to<br />

international luxury standards.<br />

HOTEL SOFITEL LEGEND OLD CATARACT<br />

SANCTUARY ZEIN NILE CHATEAU<br />

Designed to offer a more private sailing<br />

experience, the boat marries modern<br />

elegance and old-world glamour, seen<br />

particularly in the Farouk and Napoleon<br />

Suites, which are decked out in vintage<br />

carpets, maps and photographs of old<br />

Egypt. The Farouk Suite also benefits<br />

from a Jacuzzi bath, and the four luxury<br />

cabins are equally sumptuous. The shaded<br />

sundecks are ideal for lazing in the sun,<br />

and there is a refreshing pool in which to<br />

cool off. Gourmet food, prepared by your<br />

own kitchen crew, is served in the light,<br />

airy dining room, and you’ll also find a<br />

cigar lounge and library on board.<br />

Your journey is accompanied by<br />

the services of one of our expert<br />

Egyptologists, who will illuminate your<br />

voyage with tales of the Nile’s incredible<br />

history. And there is much to tell; after<br />

all, it is said that without the Nile, there<br />

would be no Egypt.<br />

Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau is your<br />

chance to embark on a chartered cruise<br />

that captures the romance of a bygone age<br />

– without sacrificing high-end comforts.<br />

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Jordan<br />

Explore the rose-red city of Petra, known as the<br />

eighth wonder of the ancient world. Discover why<br />

Wadi Rum is called the ‘Valley of the Moon’ when<br />

you camp under the stars in the copper-coloured<br />

desert. Complete your visit to Jordan by floating in<br />

the mineral-rich waters of the Dead Sea<br />

n o t t o b e m i s s e d<br />

• Explore the Greco-Roman city of Jerash<br />

• See Petra’s ancient rose-red temples<br />

• Trailblaze the Wadi Rum desert in a 4x4<br />

• Sip an elegant sundowner by the Dead Sea<br />

• Spend a night under the stars in a luxury<br />

desert camp<br />

e x a m p l e e x p e r i e n c e s<br />

VISIT OUR JORDAN BIKE ENTERPRISE<br />

Enjoy an enlightening, conservation-focused tour. Learn how to<br />

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

enterprise, and take a dip in the Dead Sea.<br />

Full-day • Dead Sea<br />

TREKKING THROUGH THE<br />

DANA BIOSPHERE RESERVE<br />

Explore the dramatic landscapes and wildlife habitats of this<br />

UNESCO World Heritage Site in the northern Great Rift Valley,<br />

where rare flora and fauna includes three new plant species, sand<br />

cat and Syrian wolf.<br />

Full or Half-Day • Dana Nature Reserve<br />

VIEW THE ROSE CITY BY CANDLELIGHT<br />

Tour one of the world’s most impressive ancient cities after sunset.<br />

See the Treasury, Petra’s iconic rock-cut temple, illuminated by<br />

the light of almost 2,000 candles.<br />

2 hours • Petra<br />

o u r fav o u r i t e p l a c e s t o s tay<br />

MÖVENPICK RESORT PETRA<br />

Situated close to the ancient marvels of Petra, Mövenpick Resort<br />

Petra promises untold peace and comfort. Soak in the sun from<br />

the tranquil roof garden, taste authentic Jordanian treats at Al<br />

Iwan restaurant, and experience lively local entertainment. You<br />

also have access to a wonderful and fully equipped wellness centre.<br />

KEMPINSKI HOTEL ISHTAR DEAD SEA<br />

Enjoy access to the longest private beach in Jordan from<br />

Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea. Each of the stylish, modern<br />

rooms offers sea views. Keep fit in the health centre, or wander in<br />

the hotel gardens to admire the lagoons and waterfalls. Head to<br />

the Kish Bar for live music and sundowners.<br />

INTERCONTINENTAL AMMAN<br />

Nestling atop one of Amman’s seven hills, this 440-room hotel<br />

offers cosmopolitan, five-star amenities and Middle Eastern<br />

flourishes. You’re within walking distance of the Citadel and<br />

can choose from a range of excellent restaurants.<br />

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NORTH AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST<br />

JORDAN<br />

s u G G e s t e d i t i n e r a r y<br />

Classic Jordan<br />

7 DAYS<br />

FROM £2,595PP<br />

FEB-JUNE; SEPT-NOV<br />

DAY 1: ARRIVE AMMAN, JORDAN<br />

Arrive in Jordan’s atmospheric capital and<br />

transfer to your luxury hotel.<br />

DAY 2: JERASH<br />

Visit the incredibly well-preserved Roman<br />

ruins at Jerash with an expert local guide.<br />

p e r f e c t ly<br />

c o m b i n e d W i t H<br />

Egypt<br />

Continue your dive<br />

into ancient history<br />

by combining this<br />

destination with<br />

Egypt, where you will<br />

experience the beauty of<br />

the Nile and the majesty<br />

of the pyramids.<br />

KEMPINSKI HOTEL ISHTAR DEAD SEA<br />

DAY 3: PETRA<br />

On your journey to Petra, admire the sights<br />

of Mount Nebo, Madaba, and the Crusader<br />

castle of Kerak.<br />

DAY 4: PETRA<br />

Wander amid the rock-cut Nabataean tombs<br />

and temples of Petra, guided by a local expert.<br />

DAY 5: WADI RUM & DEAD SEA<br />

Be awestruck by the Wadi Rum valley before<br />

heading to your hotel beside the Dead Sea.<br />

DAY 6: DEAD SEA<br />

Float in the mineral-rich waters of the<br />

Dead Sea, before experiencing an authentic<br />

Bedouin banquet.<br />

DAY 7: DEPART DEAD SEA<br />

Bid farewell to captivating Jordan as you’re<br />

transferred to the airport for your flight home.<br />

PRICING<br />

At A&K, all of our luxury holidays are<br />

individually tailored to suit your needs and<br />

timescale. As a guide, this seven-day suggested<br />

journey costs from £2,595 per person, based<br />

on two sharing, including flights, transfers,<br />

accommodation, selected meals and<br />

guided excursions.<br />

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Israel<br />

From the atmospheric sights of Jerusalem’s Old<br />

City to high-tech Tel Aviv with its cosmopolitan<br />

beach scene, Israel has a rich and diverse culture.<br />

Journey from Nazareth to the salt-rich Dead Sea<br />

and subtropical Red Sea playground, via biblical<br />

archaeology, Byzantine history and modern art<br />

n o t t o b e m i s s e d<br />

• Experience the buzzy beach vibe, rising art<br />

scene and eclectic dining in vibrant Tel Aviv<br />

• Admire desert and Dead Sea views from<br />

Masada’s UNESCO-listed mountain-top fortress<br />

• Absorb the history of Jerusalem’s Old City;<br />

visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the<br />

Western Wall<br />

• Explore the country’s world-famous biblical sites<br />

in Nazareth, Galilee and Jaffa<br />

• Venture into the beautiful raw wilderness of the<br />

Negev desert<br />

e x a m p l e e x p e r i e n c e s<br />

HOME DINING IN ZICHRON YA’AKOV<br />

Sample traditional cuisine and gain insight into Israeli life with<br />

an intimate visit to a Jewish family home. Charismatic Tova will<br />

captivate you with stories of her pioneering neighbourhood.<br />

3 hours • near Haifa<br />

A WALK ON TEMPLE MOUNT<br />

Explore one of the world’s holiest Jewish, Christian and Muslim<br />

sites on a walk around Temple Mount, which holds the majestic<br />

Al-Aqsa Mosque and golden-topped Dome of the Rock.<br />

4 hours • Jerusalem<br />

SPECIALIST PRIVATE TOUR OF THE BRONFMAN<br />

ARCHAEOLOGICAL WING<br />

Delve into Israel’s culture, faith and history, with a fascinating<br />

private tour of the Israel Museum’s Archaeology Wing. See a<br />

world-leading collection of artefacts and relish the chance to pore<br />

over the Dead Sea Scrolls.<br />

4 hours • Jerusalem<br />

o u r fav o u r i t e p l a c e s t o s tay<br />

THE SCOTS HOTEL<br />

Set in beautiful gardens with views of the Sea of Galilee, this<br />

hotel is steeped in history and character. Established by the<br />

Scottish Church in 1999, it sits in the historical compound of the<br />

Scottish Hospital. While here, swim laps in the pool, relax in the<br />

beach garden and taste whiskies in the Ceilidh Bar.<br />

DAVID INTERCONTINENTAL<br />

A modern luxury hotel in fashionable south Tel Aviv, David<br />

InterContinental enjoys views over the city and the sea. The<br />

hotel features 550 spacious rooms, a range of bars and a soothing<br />

spa, all close to Old Jaffa and the Old Jaffa Railway station, now<br />

redeveloped as a centre for boutiques, cafés and art.<br />

KING DAVID HOTEL<br />

Situated within walking distance of the Old Town, this elevated<br />

six-storey hotel with rose quartz interiors evokes a bygone era.<br />

Designed to fit the unique architectural details of the building,<br />

many rooms overlook the old city walls. Play a game of tennis,<br />

explore the extensive gardens or relax in the Finnish sauna.<br />

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Classic Israel<br />

9 DAYS<br />

FROM £5,195PP<br />

NORTH AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST<br />

THE SCOTS HOTEL<br />

APR-MAY & SEP-NOV<br />

DAY 1: ARRIVE TEL AVIV, ISRAEL<br />

Arrive in the ‘Mediterranean capital of cool’,<br />

Tel Aviv.<br />

DAY 2: TEL AVIV<br />

Explore a handful of the city’s<br />

neighbourhoods, including Jaffna, one of the<br />

oldest ports on Earth; Neve Tzedek, now an<br />

artsy neighbourhood; and the UNESCO-listed<br />

White City.<br />

DAY 3: GALILEE<br />

Journey down the coastal highway to the<br />

ancient port city of Caesarea, Israel’s most<br />

impressive archaeological site. Visit the<br />

seaport cities of Haifa and Acre before driving<br />

to your hotel overlooking the Sea of Galilee.<br />

DAY 4: GALILEE<br />

Take a boat ride across the Sea of Galilee to<br />

the ancient fishing village of Capernaum.<br />

DAY 5: JERUSALEM<br />

First visit Nazareth, the boyhood town of<br />

Jesus. See the impressive remains of Sepphoris,<br />

once known as the ‘Ornament of the Galilee’,<br />

then stop at Bet She’an to admire the stunning<br />

Roman amphitheatre.<br />

ISRAEL<br />

p e r f e c t ly<br />

c o m b i n e d W i t H<br />

Jordan<br />

Continue your journey<br />

into the ancient world<br />

with a trip to Jordan,<br />

where you’ll behold<br />

Jerash’s Roman ruins<br />

and Petra’s ancient<br />

rock-cut architecture.<br />

DAY 6: JERUSALEM<br />

Experience all four quarters of Jerusalem’s<br />

Old City: Armenian, Christian, Jewish and<br />

Muslim. Highlights include the Western Wall<br />

and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.<br />

DAY 7: BETHLEHEM<br />

Visit Yad Vashem – the Jewish people’s<br />

memorial to the lives lost to the Holocaust.<br />

From here, it’s on to Bethlehem for a local<br />

lunch and to see the Church of the Nativity.<br />

DAY 8: DEAD SEA<br />

Travel through the moonscape of the Judean<br />

Desert and down to the Dead Sea and Masada.<br />

There’s time for a swim before returning to<br />

Jerusalem.<br />

DAY 9: DEPART JERUSALEM<br />

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.<br />

PRICING<br />

At A&K, all of our luxury holidays are<br />

individually tailored to suit your needs and<br />

timescale. As a guide, this nine-day suggested<br />

journey costs from £5,195 per person, based<br />

on two sharing, including flights, transfers,<br />

accommodation and guided excursions.<br />

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Morocco<br />

Explore the mysterious Atlas Mountains, which rise<br />

dramatically between sand and sea. Sleep beneath<br />

the stars in the Sahara Desert, where you can<br />

hear the silence. Meander through a labyrinth of<br />

spice-scented souks and head west to surf in the<br />

clear blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Morocco<br />

is calling<br />

n o t t o b e m i s s e d<br />

• Visit Morocco’s great imperial cities: Fes,<br />

Meknes, and Marrakech<br />

• See the vast chambers and intricate decorations<br />

of the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca<br />

• Explore the Roman ruins of Volubilis<br />

• Enjoy a night under the stars in a desert camp<br />

• Be refreshed by the cool air from the High<br />

Atlas mountains<br />

e x a m p l e e x p e r i e n c e s<br />

VINEYARD WINE PAIRING<br />

Morocco has an excellent climate for producing high-quality<br />

wines. Visit a secluded vineyard in the Middle Atlas mountains<br />

and sample some of the best blends before a gourmet lunch.<br />

3 hours • Meknes<br />

ATLAS MOUNTAINS FOOD TOUR<br />

Savour the beauty of these landmark mountains as you learn all<br />

about Morocco’s culture of cuisine. Visit several remote villages<br />

and sit down for an authentic Berber breakfast.<br />

Full-day • Atlas Mountains<br />

SADAKA SIDECAR EXPERIENCE<br />

Gain a new angle on Marrakech with a thrilling sidecar tour.<br />

See all the sights and dine at the novel Giant’s House, where<br />

everything is oversized, before riding back into town.<br />

6 hours • Marrakech<br />

LA MAMOUNIA<br />

Experience a touch of luxury when you stay at La Mamounia, the<br />

grand dame of Marrakech. Ensure you take dinner on the terrace<br />

to immerse yourself in the lush tropical gardens. Why not stay<br />

in your own three-bedroom riad with private swimming pool?<br />

Indulge in a traditional hammam in the spa at the end of the day.<br />

DAR AHLAM<br />

o u r fav o u r i t e p l a c e s t o s tay<br />

While its views of the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara impress,<br />

Dar Ahlam has its own head-turning attractions. Admire the<br />

hotel’s kasbah-style design and the antiques and silks adorning<br />

its interior. Experience enlightening excursions to nearby historic<br />

sights, then soothe away a day’s activity in the hammam.<br />

KASBAH TAMADOT<br />

Stay in the relaxed retreat of Kasbah Tamadot, located in the<br />

foothills of the Atlas Mountains. All 28 suites are beautifully<br />

decorated with Moroccan furnishings. Enjoy the privacy of your<br />

own Jacuzzi in one of the six Berber tents. Take a dip in the<br />

infinity pool before a hammam treatment at the Asounfou Spa.<br />

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Classic Morocco<br />

9 DAYS<br />

FROM £3,795PP<br />

MAR-JUN & SEP-DEC<br />

NORTH AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST<br />

DAY 1: ARRIVE RABAT, MOROCCO<br />

Fly to Casablanca and transfer to the capital,<br />

Rabat, for a relaxing afternoon.<br />

DAY 2: FES<br />

Explore the relics of Morocco’s Moorish past<br />

with visits to the Tour Hassan, Mausoleum of<br />

Mohammed V and Kasbah des Oudaias. Then<br />

set off to discover the three parts of Fes: Fes<br />

el-Bali (old Fes), Fes el-Jdid (new Fes) and the<br />

Ville Nouvelle.<br />

MOROCCO<br />

DAY 3: FES<br />

Step back in time at Fes el-Bali, the largest<br />

surviving medieval medina-city. Head to a<br />

pottery factory to see how zellij tiles are <strong>made</strong><br />

and tuck into a traditional tagine for dinner.<br />

DAY 4: MEKNES<br />

Today you’ll take in two UNESCO World<br />

Heritage Sites. Travel to Meknes, stopping at<br />

well-preserved Volubilis on the way. View the<br />

Bab Mansour gateway and tour a Moroccan<br />

vineyard ahead of a three-course meal with<br />

wine pairings.<br />

DAY 5: MARRAKECH<br />

Fly the short hop from Fes to Marrakech and<br />

stay at an authentic riad.<br />

KASBAH TAMADOT<br />

DAY 6: MARRAKECH<br />

Wander around Bahia Palace before visiting<br />

the souks in a maze of colourful alleys. Peoplewatch<br />

at the Djemaa el Fna then retreat to the<br />

tranquil Majorelle Gardens.<br />

DAY 7: ATLAS MOUNTAINS<br />

Escape to the High Atlas Mountains, a jagged<br />

cluster of peaks dotted with Berber villages.<br />

Lunch at Richard Branson’s Kasbah Tamadot<br />

is a mouth-watering highlight.<br />

LA MAMOUNIA<br />

DAY 8: MARRAKECH<br />

There’s the option to choose your own<br />

experiences today. You might fly over the city<br />

in a hot-air balloon, ride in a vintage sidecar,<br />

or go for dinner in the Agafay desert.<br />

DAY 9: DEPART MARRAKECH<br />

After a final breakfast in Marrakech, transfer<br />

to the airport for your return flight.<br />

PRICING<br />

At A&K, all of our luxury holidays are<br />

individually tailored to suit your needs and<br />

timescale. As a guide, this nine-day suggested<br />

journey costs from £3,795 per person, based<br />

on two sharing, including flights, transfers,<br />

accommodation and guided excursions.<br />

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Saudi<br />

Arabia<br />

The birthplace of Islam, Saudi Arabia is an ancient<br />

land of pilgrimage. This desert kingdom has plenty<br />

to offer off the pilgrim trail, however, from millenniaold<br />

tombs and an ocean of rippling dunes to the<br />

sleek skyscrapers, ornate mosques and bustling<br />

markets of its urban centres. This is your chance to<br />

discover this lesser-visited kingdom of wonders.<br />

n o t t o b e m i s s e d<br />

• Home to the largest sand desert on Earth, Saudi<br />

Arabia’s dunescapes are unparalleled, both as an<br />

adventure playground and photogenic backdrop<br />

• Saudi Arabia is bordered by the Red Sea to the<br />

west and the Arabian Gulf to the east, allowing for<br />

relaxation on golden beaches and adventures on<br />

the water<br />

• Visit the Kingdom’s many mosques and traditional<br />

markets to experience a rhythm of life little<br />

changed over the centuries<br />

e x a m p l e e x p e r i e n c e s<br />

ANCIENT WONDERS OF AL-ULA<br />

On this half-day guided tour of Al-Ula, explore the relics of Saudi<br />

Arabia’s long-lost kingdoms. Visit UNESCO-listed Hegra, the<br />

Lion Tombs of Dadan, the labyrinthine Old Town and the ‘openair<br />

library’ of Jabal Ikmah.<br />

Half-day • Al-Ula<br />

TOUR AL-ULA’S OLD TOWN<br />

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

the original pilgrimage route to Mecca. During your guided halfday<br />

tour, learn about the town’s significance, meet authentic local<br />

traders and stroll through aromatic citrus plantations.<br />

Full-day • Al-Ula<br />

ARABIAN DESERT ADVENTURES<br />

Experience Saudi Arabia’s endless sea of golden dunes during an<br />

adventurous half-day excursion. Go dune bashing, sandboarding,<br />

hiking or stargazing as part of your luxury tailor-<strong>made</strong> holiday.<br />

Full-day • Arabian Desert<br />

o u r fav o u r i t e p l a c e s t o s tay<br />

PARK HYATT JEDAH<br />

This five-star resort is perfectly positioned on Jeddah’s vibrant<br />

waterfront. Unwind with unrivalled views of the Red Sea and<br />

King Fahd’s Fountain. The spa is a must, comprising 10,000<br />

square metres dedicated to wellness. Four restaurants serve up an<br />

international menu paired with sea-viewing seating.<br />

SHADEN RESORT<br />

Stay in comfort amidst the stark natural landscape of Al-Ula, a<br />

region rich in history. Shaden Resort blends in with the dramatic<br />

amber-hued outcrops of its surrounds. Dine at the on-site<br />

restaurant, retire to well-appointed guest rooms, and wake up to<br />

the sun rising over a spectacular desert landscape.<br />

FOUR SEASONS RIYADH<br />

Set within the iconic Kingdom Centre – one of the world’s<br />

tallest skyscrapers – Four Seasons Riyadh is a five-star retreat in<br />

the heart of the capital. Guest facilities include restaurants, an<br />

outdoor pool and a men’s health club. You’ve easy access to the<br />

Kingdom Centre’s skybridge for the ultimate view over Riyadh.<br />

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SHADEN RESORT<br />

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Classic<br />

Saudi Arabia<br />

8 DAYS<br />

FROM £8,250PP<br />

NORTH AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST<br />

SAUDI ARABIA<br />

SEP-MAR<br />

DAYS 1 & 2: ARRIVE RIYADH<br />

Fly overnight from the UK to Riyadh via<br />

Dubai. After arrival, the rest of your day is<br />

at leisure.<br />

DAY 3: RIYADH<br />

Journey to the UNESCO-listed city of Diriyah,<br />

the original home of the Saudi royal family.<br />

Visit Masmak Fort and Dira Souq before<br />

lunch at a local village. This afternoon, browse<br />

exhibits at the National Museum, and enjoy<br />

panoramic views of Riyadh with dinner at the<br />

Kingdom Tower Sky Bridge.<br />

© VISIT SAUDI<br />

p e r f e c t ly<br />

c o m b i n e d W i t H<br />

Jordan<br />

Continue your journey<br />

into the ancient world<br />

with a trip to Jordan,<br />

where you’ll behold<br />

Jerash’s Roman ruins<br />

and Petra’s ancient<br />

rock-cut architecture.<br />

DAYS 4 & 5: AL-ULA<br />

Visit the King Faisal Foundation ahead of<br />

your flight to the archaeologically rich region<br />

of Al-Ula. Your next day is spent exploring<br />

the historical sites of UNESCO-listed Hegra,<br />

including Hijaz Railway Station, Qasr Bint,<br />

Diwan, and Qasr al Farid – a Nabataean<br />

tomb dubbed the ‘lonely castle’. Enjoy a fourwheel<br />

drive to the Lion Tombs, and finish at<br />

Elephant Rock in time for a scenic sunset.<br />

DAYS 6 & 7: JEDDAH<br />

Admire the labyrinthine Old City of Al-Ula,<br />

and Mosa Bin Nusayr castle, before flying to<br />

the Red Sea city of Jeddah. Learn about Saudi<br />

Arabian heritage at the Abdul Raouf Khalil<br />

Museum. The following day, admire more<br />

of Jeddah, including the open-air Sculpture<br />

Museum, the Floating Mosque, the UNESCOlisted<br />

old town, and Alawi Market – the largest<br />

souk in the kingdom.<br />

DAY 8: DEPART JEDDAH<br />

Transfer to the airport for your overnight<br />

flight to the UK via Dubai.<br />

PRICING<br />

At A&K, all of our luxury holidays are<br />

individually tailored to suit your needs and<br />

timescale. As a guide, this 8-day suggested<br />

journey costs from £8,250 per person, based<br />

on two sharing, including flights, transfers,<br />

accommodation and guided excursions.<br />

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Europe<br />

This compact continent offers an inspiring array of world-class cities, cultures, and cuisines to<br />

delve into. Landscapes are just as diverse, from snowy Alpine peaks and smouldering volcanoes<br />

to pristine beaches and scenic rivers. Bathe in the sunshine and glamour of coastal idylls;<br />

discover Renaissance-era icons and the relics of ancient empires; and sample local recipes<br />

passed down from generation to generation<br />

“Travelling with A&K is never disappointing and<br />

the trip to Andalusia was no exception. You can travel with<br />

total confidence that everything will be perfect”<br />

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EUROPE<br />

Thingvellir National Park<br />

ICELAND<br />

Rekyjavík<br />

✈ 3 hours<br />

Jökulsárlón<br />

Glacier Lagoon<br />

Hermitage Museum<br />

St Petersburg<br />

✈ 4 hours<br />

RUSSIA<br />

Paris<br />

Kremlin<br />

Cinque Terre<br />

Bordeaux<br />

FRANCE<br />

Moscow<br />

✈ 3 hours 35 min<br />

Provence<br />

ITALY<br />

Venice<br />

✈ 2.5 hours<br />

Monaco<br />

Nice<br />

✈ 1 hour 50 min<br />

Rome<br />

✈ 2.5 hours<br />

Naples<br />

✈ 2.5 hours<br />

Florence<br />

✈ 2.5 hours<br />

Sistine Chapel<br />

Pompeii<br />

Puglia<br />

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Italy<br />

Venice’s palazzo-lined canals, Florence’s<br />

Renaissance showstoppers, and Rome’s<br />

honey-stoned grandeur: Italy overflows with<br />

romance and history. The north’s lakes and<br />

mountains offer alpine bliss, while the south<br />

tempts with ancient ruins and rustic charm.<br />

Then there’s the food and the wine...<br />

n o t t o b e m i s s e d<br />

• Flit between the colourful, cliffside towns of<br />

the Amalfi Coast<br />

• Uncover Puglia’s historical and coastal treasures<br />

on a self-drive tour<br />

• Admire Renaissance-era artwork in Florence,<br />

the city where it all began<br />

• Visit the spectacular monuments, galleries, and<br />

ancient ruins of Rome<br />

• Delight in the food and wine of gastronomic<br />

mecca Tuscany<br />

e x a m p l e e x p e r i e n c e s<br />

HUNT FOR WHITE TRUFFLES<br />

Visit a farm deep in the Tuscan countryside, where you will meet a<br />

truffle hunter and his trained dogs. Taste wonderful white truffles as<br />

you learn the secrets of locating them.<br />

6 hours • Tuscany<br />

VENETIAN MASK-MAKING WORKSHOP<br />

Make an elegant Venetian mask with the guidance of an<br />

experienced mascareri. As you construct the centrepiece of<br />

your carnival costume, you’ll learn all about this intriguing<br />

aspect of Italian culture.<br />

3 hours • Venice<br />

ENROL IN A GLADIATOR SCHOOL<br />

Dress up in the authentic attire of the Roman gladiators as you gain<br />

a new perspective on the ancient world. Find out what life was really<br />

like for these fearsome entertainers.<br />

4 hours • Rome<br />

EXPLORE BURANO AND TORCELLO<br />

Escape the buzz of Venice with a journey to the quiet fishing village<br />

of Burano – where richly painted buildings glisten in the sun – and<br />

Torcello, renowned for its mosaic-clad cathedral.<br />

Half-day • Venice<br />

FOOD LOVER’S TOUR OF SORRENTO<br />

Discover Sorrento’s proud culinary heritage with a foodie tour<br />

taking you to lemon groves, cheesemakers and pizzerias, and find<br />

out what is being done to protect the local food industry along the<br />

Amalfi Coast.<br />

Full-day • Sorrento<br />

INSIDER TOUR OF VATICAN GARDENS<br />

Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the beautifully manicured<br />

Vatican Gardens. Covering more than half of the world’s smallest<br />

country, you’ll discover a green space rich with flower beds and<br />

dotted with fountains, sculptures and grottoes.<br />

Half-day (full-day option available) • Rome<br />

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Classic Italy<br />

EUROPE<br />

ITALY<br />

10 DAYS<br />

FROM £3,395PP<br />

MAR-NOV<br />

DAY 1: ARRIVE ROME, ITALY<br />

Transfer to your centrally located hotel in<br />

remarkable Rome.<br />

DAY 2: ROME<br />

Explore Rome’s labyrinthine streets with<br />

an expert guide. Toss a coin into the Trevi<br />

Fountain and climb the Spanish Steps before<br />

cooling off inside the Pantheon.<br />

DAY 3: VATICAN CITY<br />

We’ll help you beat the queues as you<br />

tour this city-state, where the highlight is<br />

Michelangelo’s frescoed Sistine Chapel.<br />

DAY 4: FLORENCE<br />

Travel first-class through the Italian<br />

countryside by train to dome-dotted Florence<br />

on the River Arno.<br />

DAY 5: FLORENCE<br />

Stroll the splendid Renaissance streets with<br />

your guide, stopping off at the world-famous<br />

Uffizi Gallery to admire Botticelli’s Birth of<br />

Venus.<br />

DAY 6: SIENA<br />

Head into the rolling Tuscan countryside on a<br />

day trip from Florence. Wander the medieval<br />

walled town of San Gimignano and explore<br />

Siena’s beautiful Piazza del Campo.<br />

DAY 7: VENICE<br />

Another first-class train journey whisks you<br />

northwards to water-bound Venice, where<br />

you’ll transfer to your hotel by private motorlaunch.<br />

DAY 8: VENICE<br />

A private guide will navigate you along<br />

winding canals and narrow alleys to visit fairytale<br />

Doge’s Palace and St Mark’s Basilica.<br />

DAY 9: VENICE LAGOON ISLANDS<br />

Board a boat and navigate Venice’s scattered<br />

isles. Stop off at the colourful fishing village<br />

of Burano, then learn about the exquisite<br />

glassware production in Murano.<br />

DAY 10: DEPART VENICE<br />

After breakfast, it’s time to hop on the motorlaunch<br />

to the airport for your flight home.<br />

PRICING<br />

At A&K, all of our luxury holidays are<br />

individually tailored to suit your needs<br />

and timescale. As a guide, this 10-day<br />

suggested journey costs from £3,395<br />

per person, based on two sharing, including<br />

flights, transfers, accommodation, selected<br />

meals and guided excursions.<br />

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COMO CASTELLO DEL NERO<br />

BELMOND HOTEL CIPRIANI<br />

o u r fav o u r i t e p l a c e s t o s tay<br />

BELMOND HOTEL CIPRIANI<br />

With views over the Venetian Lagoon and the Doge’s Palace,<br />

Belmond Hotel Cipriani showcases the best of the ‘City of Masks’<br />

with unrivalled luxury. The interior is decorated with Venetian<br />

artefacts while the exterior includes a delightful garden, making this<br />

one of the most stylish choices in the city.<br />

VERDURA RESORT<br />

Verdura Resort, a Rocco Forte Hotel, is a beautifully designed<br />

building with its own private coastline and golf courses. Enjoy the<br />

sumptuous Sicilian climate in a relaxing setting where you’re never<br />

more than a short walk from the hotel’s huge spa.<br />

GRAND HOTEL TREMEZZO<br />

One of the oldest luxury hotels fronting stunning Lake Como, the<br />

Grand Hotel Tremezzo boasts spectacular views, exceptional service,<br />

and myriad well-appointed indoor and outdoor spaces. Unwind as<br />

you explore the tranquil hotel gardens, and spend scenic afternoons<br />

enjoying the lake’s best attractions by water taxi.<br />

CASA ANGELINA<br />

Built into a cliffside in the village of Praiano, within walking<br />

distance of traditional shops and restaurants, Casa Angelina is the<br />

perfect romantic hideaway. While here, feast on mouth-watering<br />

Mediterranean cuisine, relax in the hotel’s dedicated area on La<br />

Gavitella Beach and take the complimentary shuttle to Positano.<br />

COMO CASTELLO DEL NERO<br />

This 50-room private estate brims with character and charm – you’ll<br />

find frescoes, vaulted ceilings and fireplaces in common areas and<br />

guest rooms alike. Michelin-starred restaurant, La Torre Gourmand,<br />

makes the most of the local produce, and the outdoor heated pool<br />

set amid immaculate lawns enjoys the best views over the valley.<br />

RISORGIMENTO RESORT<br />

Located in the heart of bustling old town Lecce, Risorgimento Resort,<br />

with its restored Baroque façade, has a long tradition of welcoming<br />

clients in style. Unwind with the ‘cloud bath’ treatment at the Salus per<br />

Aquam Spa and dine in the romantic rooftop restaurant overlooking<br />

the old-world streets leading up to the Duomo Bell Tower.<br />

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EUROPE<br />

ITALY<br />

u lt r a l u x u r y<br />

SACRED SPACES:<br />

ROME & THE VATICAN<br />

GRAND HOTEL TREMEZZO<br />

Rome has both history and legend etched<br />

in every splendid ruin, cavalcade of stone<br />

angels and quadriga of sculpted horses.<br />

Within its perimeters lies the Vatican: a<br />

sovereign state and headquarters of the<br />

Catholic Church. A tailor-<strong>made</strong> sojourn<br />

combining these two ‘Eternal Cities’ is<br />

both a spiritual and cultural pilgrimage –<br />

as we can show you first-hand.<br />

From your base at the lavish Holy Deer<br />

San Lorenzo City Lodge, your pilgrimage<br />

could begin with a private guided tour of<br />

Rome. Traverse the storied passageways<br />

of the Colosseum, ascend the Palatine<br />

Hill, and finish with classic Italian fare at<br />

the Michelin-starred AROMA restaurant.<br />

Then it’s onto the Vatican City, where<br />

you enjoy special access to the Pontiff ’s<br />

gardens, labyrinthine corridors,<br />

galleries brimming with period<br />

masterpieces and – of course – the<br />

spectacular Sistine Chapel. Your special<br />

access extends to a private visit of<br />

The Cabinet of Masks – often unavailable,<br />

even on exclusive tours. This room<br />

houses ancient mosaics transported<br />

from Hadrian’s Villa at Tivoli, as well as<br />

a collection of masterful sculptures.<br />

More soul-stirring experiences await.<br />

As guests of the Pope, worship in<br />

St Peter’s Basilica from a special area<br />

adjacent to the pulpit; visit the vast<br />

Apostolic Palace, His Holiness’s official<br />

residence; and explore many more of the<br />

Vatican’s sacred spaces.<br />

Whether it’s by the extraordinary<br />

artworks and architecture, or by<br />

something altogether more holy,<br />

you depart Rome divinely inspired.<br />

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France<br />

Bordeaux and Burgundy’s verdant vineyards,<br />

perfumed Provence, the soaring French Alps and<br />

glamorous Côte d’Azur beaches: the diversity of<br />

France has long appealed to visitors. Then there’s<br />

the heady romance of Paris – one of the most<br />

beautiful cities in the world<br />

n o t t o b e m i s s e d<br />

• Visit some of the 100,000 wine producers in<br />

beautiful Bordeaux and sample the finest malbec<br />

• View a sea of purple in lavender-scented Aix-en-<br />

Provence between mid-June and early July<br />

• Wander Rue d’Aubervilliers in Paris to take in<br />

open-air galleries and street art exhibitions<br />

• Sip champagne at innovative Maison Leclerc<br />

Briant, founded in 1872<br />

• Explore the fairytale châteaux, rolling hills and<br />

historical cities of the Loire Valley<br />

e x a m p l e e x p e r i e n c e s<br />

ORGANIC VINEYARDS OF NICE E-BIKE TOUR<br />

Leave the buzz of the city behind and cycle through picturesque<br />

hills on the outskirts of Promenade des Anglais to reach a<br />

working vineyard for an authentic tour and tastings.<br />

5 hours • Nice<br />

GOURMET WALKING TOUR IN BORDEAUX<br />

Enjoy a taste of Bordeaux with a gourmet safari stopping off at<br />

street markets to sample local cheese, rich chocolate and fresh<br />

oysters, via city landmarks including Place de la Bourse and the<br />

Bordeaux Opera.<br />

Half-day • Bordeaux<br />

DUCASSE SUR SEINE DINNER CRUISE<br />

Relax with a memorable dinner cruise along the River Seine<br />

on board Paris’ first 100%-electric restaurant on water, and<br />

feast on a mouth-watering menu created by world-famous chef<br />

Alain Ducasse.<br />

2 hours • Paris<br />

o u r fav o u r i t e p l a c e s t o s tay<br />

LE DOMAINE DES ETANGS<br />

Le Domaine des Etangs is a fairy-tale château in Charente,<br />

surrounded by the Cognac countryside. This 11th-century<br />

former fiefdom sits amid hectares of meadows, ponds and<br />

woodland. Soak in the Gallo-Roman-inspired thermal baths and<br />

stay in rooms individually themed around celestial bodies.<br />

VILLA LA COSTE<br />

This hotel is a slice of luxury in rural Provence, with suites and<br />

villas offering panoramic views of rolling hills. The property<br />

showcases the work of renowned architects and artists – the<br />

private art experience is a must. You can also discover lavender<br />

fields, olive groves and vineyards on your doorstep.<br />

ROYAL CHAMPAGNE<br />

Located at Marne Valley’s edge, Royal Champagne showcases<br />

sweeping vineyard views. Choose from a range of fine-dining<br />

options, including Michelin-starred cuisine at Le Royal, where<br />

the sommelier expertly pairs fine wines with fresh local flavours.<br />

Opt to arrive in style with a helicopter ride into Pilvot.<br />

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s u g g e s t e d i t i n e r a r y<br />

Grand supercar<br />

tour of France<br />

14 DAYS<br />

EUROPE<br />

FRANCE<br />

FROM £14,995PP<br />

YEAR-ROUND<br />

DAY 1: ARRIVE CHAMPAGNE,<br />

FRANCE<br />

Tour France from behind the wheel of your<br />

very own supercar. Motor from Paris to<br />

Champagne, where a soothing massage awaits.<br />

DAYS 2 & 3: CHAMPAGNE<br />

Make the most of your time in Champagne<br />

with several tastings. Cruise down the Marne<br />

River, tour historic Hautvillers by e-bike, and<br />

visit innovative Maison Leclerc Briant.<br />

DAY 4: MASSIGNAC<br />

Back behind the wheel, drive through everchanging<br />

scenery to romantic Massignac.<br />

DAY 5: MASSIGNAC<br />

Enjoy a day of rejuvenating wellness<br />

experiences at a resplendent country estate.<br />

DAY 6: BORDEAUX<br />

Hit the road and travel south to beautiful<br />

Bordeaux to relax amongst the vineyards.<br />

DAY 7: BORDEAUX<br />

A day of touring and tasting awaits at Château<br />

de Ferrand, including a lunch-and-wine<br />

pairing devised by a Michelin-starred chef.<br />

DAY 8: PROVENCE<br />

Soak up the views as you navigate your<br />

supercar from Bordeaux to Provence.<br />

DAY 9: PROVENCE<br />

Discover Provence’s contemporary art scene<br />

on an A&K-exclusive outdoor art tour.<br />

DAY 10: MEGÈVE<br />

Swap rolling Provençal hills for soaring Alpine<br />

mountains and a popular ski resort town.<br />

DAYS 11 & 12: MEGÈVE<br />

There’s ample time to relax and explore.<br />

Summit Mont d’Arbois by cable car, or travel<br />

lesser-known trails with a private guide.<br />

VILLA LA COSTE<br />

DAY 13: CHAMPAGNE<br />

Spend a final night in the familiar comfort of<br />

charming Champagne.<br />

DAY 14: DEPART CHAMPAGNE<br />

Relish a final opportunity to cruise the roads<br />

in your supercar as you return to Paris.<br />

PRICING<br />

At A&K, all of our luxury holidays are<br />

individually tailored to suit your needs and<br />

timescale. As a guide, this 14-day suggested<br />

journey costs from £14,995 per person,<br />

based on two sharing, including flights,<br />

transfers, accommodation, selected meals<br />

and guided excursions.<br />

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Russia<br />

Discover Russia’s gilded splendour from the majesty<br />

of Moscow to the cultural capital of St Petersburg.<br />

Start in Red Square, home of the Kremlin and the<br />

onion domes of St Basil’s Cathedral. Head north<br />

to the Winter Palace and masterpieces of the<br />

Hermitage, before travelling on the Golden Eagle<br />

Train across Siberia<br />

n o t t o b e m i s s e d<br />

• Admire the Kremlin’s imperial glitz<br />

• Hop from Moscow to St Petersburg on a<br />

high-speed train<br />

• Enjoy exclusive before-hours access to the<br />

Peterhof Palace<br />

• Discover enormous royal art collections in the<br />

State Hermitage Museum<br />

• Stay in opulent hotels close to Russia’s<br />

famous landmarks<br />

e x a m p l e e x p e r i e n c e s<br />

BOLSHOI THEATRE BACKSTAGE TOUR<br />

After a guided tour of the Red Square’s attractions, enjoy<br />

privileged access to the world-famous Bolshoi Theatre.<br />

Learn about the venue’s history and hear inside stories<br />

about the stars and premieres.<br />

Half-day • Moscow<br />

AFTERNOON TEA WITH A RUSSIAN ARTIST<br />

Join porcelain artist Yuri Petrochenkov and his family for<br />

afternoon tea. Listen to his unique insights on Russian art<br />

and culture, and view his impressive private collection.<br />

Half-day • St Petersburg<br />

MOSCOW SPACE MUSEUM AND VDNKh PARK<br />

Learn all about the USSR’s many space endeavours, from Sputnik<br />

to Soyuz, during a guided tour of the Memorial Museum of<br />

Cosmonautics. Afterwards, visit VDNKh, a permanent trade<br />

show and amusement park erected by the Soviets.<br />

Half-day • Moscow<br />

o u r fav o u r i t e p l a c e s t o s tay<br />

FOUR SEASONS LION PALACE<br />

Follow in the footsteps of royalty when you stay in this<br />

19th-century palace guarded by two marble lions. Four Seasons<br />

Lion Palace lies in the historic Admiralteysky District of St<br />

Petersburg, near the Hermitage. Relax with champagne in the<br />

glass-roofed garden in one of the palace’s original courtyards.<br />

HOTEL ASTORIA<br />

Stay at Hotel Astoria which lies in the hub of St Petersburg.<br />

Choose from one of the 169 Art Deco-style rooms, many of<br />

which enjoy views of St Isaac’s Square, and relax in the sublime<br />

Lichfield Bar. Enjoy breakfast in Astoria Café, one of the best<br />

restaurants in town.<br />

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL MOSCOW<br />

Located steps away from the Kremlin, this five-star property<br />

is a modern reworking of the legendary Hotel Moskva. Take<br />

afternoon tea in the Silk Lounge or relax with a treatment in<br />

The Amnis Spa. After a late-night swim beneath the stars in the<br />

glass-roofed pool, dine at one of the hotel’s exceptional venues.<br />

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EUROPE<br />

RUSSIA<br />

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL MOSCOW<br />

s u g g e s t e d i t i n e r a r y<br />

Classic Russia<br />

8 DAYS<br />

FROM £5,695PP<br />

MAR-NOV<br />

DAY 1: ARRIVE MOSCOW, RUSSIA<br />

Transfer to your luxury hotel located in the<br />

heart of cosmopolitan Moscow.<br />

DAY 2: MOSCOW<br />

Tour the architectural highlights of the city<br />

before pausing for a sophisticated spot of<br />

afternoon tea.<br />

DAY 3: MOSCOW<br />

Visit the iconic Kremlin and State Armoury<br />

where you’ll see the priceless Fabergé eggs.<br />

DAY 4: MOSCOW & ST PETERSBURG<br />

Take an art tour of Moscow before<br />

transferring to St Petersburg where the<br />

artistic highlights continue.<br />

DAY 5: ST PETERSBURG<br />

Tour the monumental buildings of<br />

St Petersburg, including the Winter Palace.<br />

DAY 6: PETERHOF<br />

Visit Peterhof Palace for an out-of-hours tour,<br />

then return to the city by hydrofoil.<br />

DAY 7: PUSHKIN<br />

Explore the opulent Catherine Palace in<br />

Pushkin, an extravagant gift from Peter the<br />

Great to his wife.<br />

DAY 8: DEPART ST PETERSBURG<br />

After a final morning to experience Russia,<br />

transfer to the airport for your flight home.<br />

PRICING<br />

At A&K, all of our luxury holidays are<br />

individually tailored to suit your needs<br />

and timescale. As a guide, this eight-day<br />

suggested journey costs from £5,695<br />

per person, based on two sharing,<br />

including flights, transfers, accommodation,<br />

selected meals and guided excursions.<br />

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Iceland<br />

Embark on your Icelandic odyssey from the<br />

colourful capital of Reykjavík to the Golden Circle.<br />

You’ll discover a land of volcanoes, waterfalls,<br />

geysers, and black-sand beaches. The night sky<br />

offers the greatest show on Earth, the northern<br />

lights. Leave feeling rejuvenated after a dip in the<br />

mineral-rich waters of the Blue Lagoon<br />

n o t t o b e m i s s e d<br />

• Drive a super-Jeep to the ice tunnels and<br />

caves of Langjökull glacier<br />

• Explore geysers, waterfalls, and volcanic craters<br />

during a Golden Circle tour<br />

• Unwind in the geothermal waters of the<br />

Blue Lagoon<br />

• See the northern lights parade across a<br />

crystal-clear, star-sprinkled sky<br />

• Admire Reykjavík’s landmarks: Hallgrímskirkja<br />

church, Harpa Concert Hall, and Perlan museum<br />

e x a m p l e e x p e r i e n c e s<br />

CHASE THE NORTHERN LIGHTS<br />

Head out by night to view Iceland’s most awe-inspiring attraction,<br />

the aurora borealis. Capture photographs you’ll treasure for a<br />

lifetime, and learn about the science behind this spectacular<br />

natural phenomenon.<br />

Various • Hella<br />

RUGGED ICELAND SUPER-JEEP TOUR<br />

Embark on a super-Jeep tour to view Iceland’s fantastical<br />

volcanoes, lava fields, and crater lakes. Your expert driver<br />

showcases the South Shore’s highlights, including the hot<br />

springs of Landmannalaugar.<br />

Full-day • South Shore<br />

DESCEND INTO A VOLCANIC CRATER<br />

Take a one-of-a-kind cable lift ride through the magma chamber<br />

of the mighty Thrihnukagigur volcano, while the colourful molten<br />

rock is illuminated all around you.<br />

Half-day • Bláfjöll Country Park<br />

SKÁLAKOT<br />

o u r fav o u r i t e p l a c e s t o s tay<br />

TORFHUS RETREAT<br />

Inspired by a Viking farm, Torfhús Retreat represents the classic<br />

Icelandic turf-house style, but with all mod cons. This boutique<br />

eco-luxury retreat sits at the heart of the Golden Circle. Enjoy<br />

innovative Nobu-meets-Noma-style gastronomy and relaxing<br />

soaks in the geothermally heated basalt stone pool.<br />

This farmhouse with Art Deco interior is perfect for experiencing<br />

the best of Iceland’s outdoors. Take part in exciting activities such<br />

as horse riding, glacier walking, ATV touring, and river fishing.<br />

After thrilling outings, unwind in the steam bath or hot tub, and<br />

sample Icelandic dishes prepared with home-grown ingredients.<br />

THE RETREAT AT BLUE LAGOON<br />

Set deep within the Reykjanes UNESCO Geopark, The Retreat at<br />

Blue Lagoon has been built into an 800-year-old lava flow. Guest<br />

suites are surrounded by the mineral-rich waters of the Blue<br />

Lagoon and the atmospheric spa is carved into volcanic rock.<br />

This is the place to relax, rejuvenate, and explore.<br />

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EUROPE<br />

ICELAND<br />

s u g g e s t e d i t i n e r a r y<br />

Classic Summer<br />

Iceland<br />

6 DAYS<br />

FROM £3,695PP<br />

MAY-SEPT<br />

DAY 1: ARRIVE REYKJAVÍK, ICELAND<br />

Arrive in Iceland’s hip capital of Reykjavík and<br />

transfer to your hotel.<br />

THE RETREAT AT BLUE LAGOON<br />

DAY 2: REYKJAVÍK<br />

See the sights of Reykjavík, a city steeped in<br />

modern history, with an expert guide.<br />

DAY 3: GOLDEN CIRCLE<br />

Visit the Golden Circle, home to Iceland’s<br />

iconic geysers and volcanic craters.<br />

DAY 4: SOUTH SHORE<br />

Explore the cascading waterfalls, towering<br />

glaciers, and eerie black-sand beaches of<br />

Iceland’s South Shore.<br />

DAY 5: REYKJANES PENINSULA<br />

Discover the mountain lakes, jagged cliffs,<br />

and other natural wonders of this enchanting<br />

otherworldly landscape.<br />

DAY 6: DEPART REYKJAVÍK<br />

After a hearty breakfast, it’s time to say<br />

goodbye to ‘the Land of Fire and Ice’.<br />

PRICING<br />

At A&K all of our journeys are individually<br />

tailored to suit your needs and timescale.<br />

As a guide, this six-day suggested holiday<br />

will cost from £3,695 per person, based<br />

on two sharing, including flights, transfers,<br />

accommodation, selected meals and<br />

guided excursions.<br />

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Terms & conditions For bookings <strong>made</strong> from 2 November 2021<br />

Your contract is with Abercrombie & Kent Limited of St George’s<br />

House, Ambrose Street, Cheltenham, Glos. GL50 3LG, which<br />

is registered in England under company number 1082430.<br />

The following conditions, together with our privacy policy,<br />

the relevant information set out on our website and any other<br />

written information we brought to your attention before we<br />

confirmed your booking, will form the basis of your contract<br />

with the Company. Please read them carefully before you book.<br />

By making a booking, the first named person on the booking<br />

agrees on behalf of all persons detailed on the booking that:<br />

a. he/she has read these Terms and Conditions and has the<br />

authority to and does agree to be bound by them;<br />

b. he/she consents to our use of information and personal data<br />

in accordance with our Privacy Policy and is authorised on<br />

behalf of all persons named on the booking to disclose their<br />

personal details to us, including where applicable, special<br />

categories of data (such as information on health conditions or<br />

disabilities and dietary requirements);<br />

c. he/she is over 18 years of age and where placing an order<br />

for services with age restrictions declares that he/she and all<br />

members of the party are of the appropriate age to purchase<br />

those services;<br />

d. he/she accepts financial responsibility for payment of the<br />

booking on behalf of all persons detailed on the booking.<br />

1. BOOKING YOUR HOLIDAY<br />

(a) Our aim is to provide the right holiday to suit your<br />

requirements. You can call us on +44 (0)1242 547760 or<br />

email info@abercrombiekent.co.uk and we will tailor-make<br />

an itinerary for you and provide you with a price per person.<br />

In order to maintain our customer services standards and to<br />

assist with the on-going training of our staff, we may record or<br />

monitor our telephone conversations or emails with you.<br />

(b) To secure your booking we require a minimum deposit<br />

of 15% of the total booking cost – or such other amount as<br />

advised by the Company. If you are booking within 60 days of<br />

departure, then full payment is required at the time of booking.<br />

Payment can be <strong>made</strong> by cheque or by most major credit cards<br />

in favour of Abercrombie & Kent Limited. If for any reason<br />

we do not accept your booking your deposit will be returned.<br />

Some suppliers and holidays over peak seasons may require<br />

higher deposits at the time of booking. You will be notified of<br />

these requirements before you pay your deposit.<br />

(c) Many airlines now require the full name of all passengers<br />

travelling. We will therefore ask you at the time of booking to<br />

confirm the number of members in your party and to provide<br />

us with the first forename (as shown in each passport) as well<br />

as the title and surname of each member.<br />

(d) Special Requests, such as diet, room location, twin or<br />

double-bedded room, a particular facility or flight seat which<br />

are an important factor in the choice of holiday, should be<br />

indicated in writing at the time of booking. We will pass your<br />

request on to the hotel or airline but cannot guarantee that<br />

it will be accommodated. We will also pass on any dietary<br />

requests to airlines but we recommend that you check directly<br />

with the airline once your tickets have been issued. The<br />

Company will try to arrange for Special Requests to be met,<br />

but cannot guarantee that they will be, nor will the Company<br />

be liable if any Special Request is not met. The provision<br />

of any Special Request does not constitute a term of your<br />

contract with us unless we have confirmed in writing that your<br />

requirement will be met.<br />

(e) On receipt of your correct deposit we will book your<br />

arrangements and issue a Confirmation Invoice. A contract<br />

will come into existence on the date on which we issue a<br />

Confirmation Invoice. If your confirmed arrangements include<br />

a flight, we (or if you booked via an authorised agent of ours,<br />

that agent) will also issue you with an ATOL Certificate.<br />

(f) It is important for you to check the details on the<br />

Confirmation Invoice, and ATOL Certificate where applicable,<br />

as soon as you get it, as these set out the services we have agreed<br />

to provide. In the event of any discrepancy please contact us<br />

(or if you booked via an authorised agent of ours, that agent)<br />

immediately. If you arrange your holiday direct with the<br />

Company all correspondence and other communications will be<br />

sent to the address of the person who <strong>made</strong> the initial payment<br />

unless you specify otherwise. If you request correspondence<br />

through a business address, a residential address will also be<br />

required for emergency and security reasons.<br />

(g) If your booking is <strong>made</strong> through a travel agent, the<br />

Company will address all communications to that travel agent,<br />

who will act as agent for you in regard to all communications<br />

from us to you. All monies paid by you to a travel agent under<br />

or in contemplation of this contract will be held by the travel<br />

agent for the Company until such monies are forwarded to<br />

the Company. Any money paid to a travel agent in respect of a<br />

booking covered by the Company’s ATOL is held by that travel<br />

agent on behalf of and for the benefit of the Trustees of the Air<br />

Travel Trust at all times, but subject to the agent’s obligation<br />

to pay it to us for so long as we do not fail financially. If we do<br />

fail financially, any money held at that time by the agent or<br />

subsequently accepted from you by the agent, is and continues<br />

to be held by that agent on behalf of the Company and for<br />

the benefit of the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust without any<br />

obligation to pay that money to the Company.<br />

(h) The balance is due 60 days before departure. If it is not paid<br />

in time, we reserve the right to treat your booking as cancelled<br />

by you in which case the cancellation charges set out in clause 2<br />

below will become payable.<br />

2. AMENDMENTS & CANCELLATION<br />

(a) Amendments by you<br />

The Company will make every effort to assist you if you wish<br />

to alter your arrangements, but it may not always be possible.<br />

Requests for an amendment must be in writing and signed<br />

by the person who <strong>made</strong> the initial payment. If it is possible<br />

to make the amendment, it will be subject to an amendment<br />

charge of £50 per booking, together with all communication<br />

charges or other expenses incurred by the Company as a<br />

result of the change. These charges will be payable whether<br />

or not the Company succeeds in confirming your requested<br />

amendment. Scheduled airlines normally regard name changes<br />

as a cancellation and rebooking, and any alteration may incur a<br />

100% cancellation charge in respect of the air fare. Please note<br />

that save for the transfer of a booking, it will not be possible<br />

to make changes within 28 days of your departure date. Your<br />

request may be treated as a cancellation and re-booking and<br />

the normal cancellation charges detailed in clause 2(c) below<br />

will apply dependent upon the conditions imposed by our<br />

suppliers. Where we are unable to assist you and you do not<br />

wish to proceed with the original booking we will treat this as<br />

a cancellation by you and the cancellation charges detailed in<br />

clause 2(c) will be payable by you.<br />

If you wish to change your arrangements while on your holiday,<br />

all costs are payable by you.<br />

Date amendments: Should you wish to amend the date of<br />

departure of your trip this will follow the rules outlined in part<br />

2(a) above. The new departure date must be initiated within six<br />

months of the original date of departure. If travel commences<br />

after six months of the original holiday departure date this will<br />

be treated as a cancellation and re-booking and the normal<br />

cancellation charges detailed in clause 2(c) will apply. If the<br />

amended date of departure increases the price of your trip, this<br />

increase will be payable by you.<br />

Destination amendments: Should you wish to change the<br />

destination (unless for reasons of extraordinary circumstances<br />

outlined below) of your confirmed holiday before departure<br />

this shall be treated as a cancellation and re-booking and the<br />

normal cancellation charges detailed in clause 2(c) will apply.<br />

(b) Transfer of booking<br />

If you or any member of your party is prevented from<br />

travelling, that person(s) may transfer their place to someone<br />

else, subject to the following conditions:<br />

a. that person is introduced by you and satisfies all the<br />

conditions applicable to the holiday;<br />

b. we are notified not less than seven days before departure;<br />

c. you pay any outstanding balance payment, an amendment<br />

fee of £50 per person transferring, as well as any additional<br />

fees, charges or other costs arising from the transfer; and<br />

d. the transferee agrees to these Terms and Conditions and all<br />

other terms of the contract between us.<br />

You and the transferee remain jointly and severally liable for<br />

payment of all sums. If you are unable to find a replacement,<br />

cancellation charges as set out in clause 2(c) will apply in order<br />

to cover our estimated costs. Otherwise, no refunds will be<br />

given for passengers not travelling or for unused services.<br />

(c) Cancellation by you<br />

All cancellation requests must be in writing, by the person<br />

who <strong>made</strong> the initial payment. Cancellations are effective on<br />

the day they are received by the Company. Recorded delivery<br />

is strongly recommended. Since we incur costs in cancelling<br />

your travel arrangements, the following cancellation charges<br />

will be payable, depending upon the number of days prior to<br />

departure the Company receives your notice of cancellation.<br />

Written advice of cancellation received<br />

Days prior to departure<br />

% of total holiday cost<br />

60 days or more Loss of deposit<br />

46-59 days 30% of total holiday cost<br />

30-45 days 60% of total holiday cost<br />

15-29 days 90% of total holiday cost<br />

0-14 days 100% of total holiday cost<br />

We will deduct the cancellation charge(s) from any monies<br />

you have already paid to us. Amendment charges are not<br />

refundable in any circumstances.<br />

Important note: Certain arrangements may not be amended<br />

after they have been confirmed and any alteration or<br />

cancellation could incur a cancellation charge of up to 100% of<br />

that part of the arrangements in addition to the charge above.<br />

Please note that at certain times of year, for example peak season,<br />

or for certain products, for example some game lodges and<br />

cruises, stricter cancellation conditions may apply. Any such<br />

revised conditions will be notified to you prior to booking.<br />

Partial room cancellation: Should one or more member of a<br />

party cancel or leave a journey, it may increase the per person<br />

price of those still travelling and you will be liable to pay<br />

this increase.<br />

We strongly recommend that you secure adequate travel<br />

insurance as per clause 6.<br />

Cancellation by you due to unavoidable and extraordinary<br />

circumstances:<br />

You have the right to cancel your confirmed holiday before<br />

departure without paying a cancellation charge in the event<br />

of “unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances” occurring<br />

at your holiday destination or its immediate vicinity and<br />

significantly affecting the performance of the holiday or<br />

significantly affecting the transport arrangements to the<br />

destination. In these circumstances, we shall provide you with a<br />

full refund of the monies you have paid but we will not be liable<br />

to pay you any additional compensation. Please note that your<br />

right to cancel in these circumstances will only apply where<br />

the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office advises<br />

against travel to your destination or its immediate vicinity. For<br />

the purposes of this clause, “unavoidable and extraordinary<br />

circumstances” means warfare, acts of terrorism, significant<br />

risks to human health such as the outbreak of serious disease<br />

at the travel destination, or natural disasters such as floods,<br />

earthquakes or weather conditions which make it impossible to<br />

travel safely to the travel destination.<br />

(d) Cutting your trip short<br />

If you are forced to return home early, the Company cannot<br />

refund the cost of any travel arrangements you have not<br />

used. If you cut short your holiday and return home early<br />

in circumstances where you have no reasonable cause<br />

for complaint about the standard of accommodation and<br />

services provided, the Company will not offer you any refund<br />

for that part of your holiday not completed, or be liable<br />

for any associated costs you may incur. Depending on the<br />

circumstances, your travel insurance may offer cover for<br />

curtailment and we suggest that any claim is <strong>made</strong> directly<br />

with them.<br />

(e) Re-booking following a cancellation<br />

Should you wish to cancel a holiday and re-book an alternative,<br />

this will be subject to the cancellation terms within these<br />

Terms and Conditions. If the alternative booking requires a<br />

greater deposit than has already been paid (after deducting<br />

cancellation fees) then the balance between what is required as<br />

a deposit and any sums already paid becomes due and payable<br />

by you.<br />

(f) Accuracy of information<br />

We check the information which we provide about our holidays<br />

very carefully. However, tour, excursion, or cruise itineraries<br />

may change as a result of local conditions. Circumstances<br />

such as these, or weather conditions, may cause some of the<br />

amenities we have described to be unavailable or different from<br />

those advertised. When we are told of any significant or longterm<br />

changes we will always endeavour to advise you as soon as<br />

possible prior to your departure.<br />

This clause 2 outlines the rights you have if you wish to<br />

cancel your booking. Please note that there is no automatic<br />

statutory right of cancellation under the Consumer Contracts<br />

(Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges)<br />

Regulations 2013.<br />

(g) Amendments by the Company<br />

Great care is taken to ensure that the description and prices<br />

given in our brochures and on our website are accurate at<br />

the time of publication. However, changes can occur, and<br />

the Company reserves the right to change any of the details<br />

in company literature, including prices, in which case the<br />

Company will advise you of any such change before accepting<br />

your booking. After a Confirmation Invoice has been issued,<br />

the Company makes every effort to operate all holidays as<br />

advertised. We plan arrangements a long time in advance of<br />

your holiday using independent suppliers such as airlines,<br />

hotels, local transport operators and guides, over whom<br />

we have no direct control. In very rare circumstances, the<br />

Company may have to modify a holiday before you depart.<br />

Most of these changes are minor. If we make a minor change<br />

to your holiday, we will make reasonable efforts to inform you<br />

or your travel agent as soon as reasonably possible if there<br />

is time before your departure but we will have no liability to<br />

you. Examples of “minor changes” include: alteration of your<br />

outward/return flights by less than 12 hours; changes to aircraft<br />

type; change of accommodation to another of the same or<br />

higher standard; and changes of carriers.<br />

We also deem certain Covid-19 related travel and destination<br />

requirements as minor changes in that we do not expect<br />

these changes to significantly affect the performance of the<br />

holiday or your overall holiday enjoyment. Such changes may<br />

include the requirement to wear face masks, make regular use<br />

of sanitising stations and maintain social distancing. Some<br />

changes may also affect the availability of certain services<br />

and facilities. We expect all guests to adhere to the local and<br />

national guidance that is in force at the destination and whilst<br />

travelling to and from the destination. Please see clause 16 for<br />

more information.<br />

Occasionally we may have to make a significant change to<br />

your confirmed arrangements. Examples of “significant<br />

changes” include the following, when <strong>made</strong> before departure:<br />

a change of flight time by more than 12 hours; a change of<br />

international airport (except between airports serving the same<br />

city); a change of destination; or a change to a lower standard<br />

accommodation, and/or price. If we have to make a significant<br />

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change we will tell you as soon as possible and if there is time<br />

to do so before departure, we will provide you with three<br />

alternatives. You may accept the modification, you may change<br />

your booking to another available and comparable holiday, or<br />

you may cancel and receive a full and prompt refund. If you<br />

choose another holiday which is cheaper, the Company will<br />

make the appropriate refund.<br />

You must notify us of your choice within seven days of our<br />

offer. If we do not hear from you within seven days, we will<br />

contact you again to request notification of your choice. If you<br />

fail to respond again, we will assume that you have chosen to<br />

accept the change or alternative booking arrangements. If you<br />

cancel and receive a full refund following a significant change<br />

<strong>made</strong> for any reason other than force majeure or low bookings,<br />

you will receive the following compensation, calculated<br />

according to the number of days prior to departure that you are<br />

notified of the change.<br />

In addition to a full refund of all monies paid by you, we<br />

will pay you compensation as detailed below if you do not<br />

accept the alternative arrangements we offer you and cancel<br />

your booking or if we cancel your booking and no alternative<br />

arrangements are available The compensation that we offer<br />

does not exclude you from claiming more if you are entitled<br />

to do so.<br />

Compensation when notification of change is sent<br />

Days prior to departure<br />

More than 42 days £10<br />

29-41 days prior £20<br />

15-28 days prior £25<br />

0-14 days prior £30<br />

Compensation per person<br />

*IMPORTANT NOTE: We will not pay you compensation in<br />

the following circumstances:<br />

(a) where we make a minor change;<br />

(b) where we make a significant change or cancel your<br />

arrangements more than 60 days before departure;<br />

(c) where we make a significant change and you accept those<br />

changed arrangements or you accept an offer of alternative<br />

travel arrangements;<br />

(d) where we have to cancel your arrangements as a result of<br />

your failure to make full payment on time;<br />

(e) where the change or cancellation by us arises out of<br />

alterations to the confirmed booking requested by you;<br />

(f) where we are forced to cancel or change your arrangements<br />

due to force majeure (see clause 15).<br />

‘Low bookings’ means that an insufficient number of people<br />

have booked the arrangements to make their operation<br />

financially viable in the advertised form.<br />

lf the Company becomes unable to provide a significant<br />

proportion of your holiday after it has commenced, every effort<br />

will be <strong>made</strong> to provide suitable alternative arrangements,<br />

which will be <strong>made</strong> for you at no extra charge to you (save in<br />

the case of force majeure) or, alternatively, you will be returned<br />

to your point of departure and the company will, where<br />

appropriate, pay compensation. No compensation is payable in<br />

the case of force majeure.<br />

(h) Cancellation by the Company<br />

We reserve the right in any circumstances to cancel your<br />

holiday for any reason. However, we will not cancel your travel<br />

arrangements less than 60 days before your departure date,<br />

except for reasons of force majeure or failure by you to pay<br />

the final balance. If you fail to pay the balance of the holiday<br />

price 60 days before departure or as a result of low bookings,<br />

the Company will treat your booking as cancelled and levy<br />

the cancellation charges set out in clause 2(c). If the Company<br />

is obliged to cancel your holiday in any other circumstances<br />

before departure, the Company will use its best endeavours<br />

to offer alternative arrangements of equivalent or very closely<br />

similar standard and price, if available; travel arrangements of<br />

a lower standard and a refund of the difference in price; or give<br />

you a full and prompt refund of all monies paid. In addition,<br />

unless the cancellation has been caused by force majeure,<br />

a failure by you to pay the balance, or low bookings, the<br />

Company will pay you compensation as set out in clause 2(g).<br />

(i) If you are due a refund, the Company will return the<br />

amounts due to the same bank account or credit card that was<br />

used when the original payment was <strong>made</strong> and in the same<br />

currency that the Company originally received the funds.<br />

3. PRICE POLICY<br />

(a) We reserve the right to alter the prices of any of unsold<br />

holidays shown in our brochure or on our website and correct<br />

errors in the prices of confirmed holidays. You will be advised<br />

of the current price of the holiday that you wish to book before<br />

your contract is confirmed.<br />

(b) The Company is under no obligation to give a breakdown<br />

of the costs involved in a holiday.<br />

(c) The Company reserves the right to notify you of an increase<br />

in the brochure or advertised price<br />

before accepting your booking and prices may go up or<br />

down. While we do our utmost to avoid such a scenario,<br />

due to human or computer error there may on occasion be<br />

an incorrect price shown in a brochure or online. When we<br />

become aware of any such error, we will endeavour to notify<br />

you at the time of booking (if we are then aware of the mistake)<br />

or within seven days of the time of booking, or as soon as<br />

reasonably possible. We do have to reserve all our rights in a<br />

situation such as this which may include cancelling a holiday<br />

if the actual price applicable to the holiday is not acceptable to<br />

you. We will, of course, allow you to amend your holiday with<br />

us, if you so wish, to an alternative holiday at the correct price.<br />

(d) We also reserve the right to increase the price of confirmed<br />

holidays solely to allow for increases which are a direct<br />

consequence of changes in:<br />

a. the price of the carriage of passengers resulting from the cost<br />

of fuel or other power sources;<br />

b. the level of taxes or fees chargeable for services applicable to<br />

the holiday imposed by third parties not directly involved in<br />

the performance of the holiday, including tourist taxes, landing<br />

taxes or embarkation or disembarkation fees at ports and<br />

airports; and<br />

c. the exchange rates relevant to the package.<br />

Such variations could include but are not limited to airline cost<br />

changes which are part of our contracts with airlines (and their<br />

agents), cruise ship operators, and any other transport providers.<br />

(e) We will absorb and you will not be charged for any<br />

increase equivalent to two per cent of the price of your<br />

travel arrangements, which excludes insurance premiums<br />

and any amendment charges and/or additional services or<br />

travel arrangements. You will be charged for the amount<br />

over and above that. However, if this means that you have<br />

to pay an increase of more than eight per cent of the price of<br />

your confirmed holiday (excluding any insurance premiums,<br />

amendment charges and/or additional services or travel<br />

arrangements), you will have the option of accepting a change<br />

to another holiday if we are able to offer one (if this is of<br />

equivalent or higher quality you will not have to pay more<br />

but if it is of lower quality you will be refunded the difference<br />

in price), or cancelling and receiving a full refund of all<br />

monies paid to us, except for any insurance premiums and<br />

any amendment charges and/or additional services or travel<br />

arrangements. Should you decide to cancel for this reason,<br />

you must exercise your right to do so within seven days from<br />

the issue date printed on your final invoice. We will consider<br />

an appropriate refund of insurance premiums paid if you can<br />

show that you are unable to transfer or reuse your policy.<br />

(f) Should the price of your holiday go down due to the<br />

changes mentioned above, then any refund due will be paid to<br />

you less an administrative fee of £10. However, please note that<br />

travel arrangements are not always purchased in local currency<br />

and some apparent changes have no impact on the price of<br />

your travel due to contractual and other protection in place.<br />

(g) There will be no change <strong>made</strong> to the price of your<br />

confirmed holiday within 20 days of your departure nor will<br />

refunds be paid during this period.<br />

4. RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE COMPANY<br />

(a) The Company applies all reasonable checks to ensure that<br />

those involved in the preparation and provision of your holiday<br />

maintain the appropriate standards.<br />

(b) We will accept responsibility for the arrangements we<br />

agree to provide or arrange for you as an “organiser” under the<br />

Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations<br />

2018, as set out below, and as such, we are responsible for the<br />

proper provision of the travel services specifically included in<br />

your package, as set out in your Confirmation Itinerary and<br />

Final Itinerary. The descriptions, information and opinions<br />

given in our brochures or on the website by the Company in<br />

respect of the airlines, hotels and other suppliers whose services<br />

are used are given in good faith, based on the latest information<br />

available at the time of printing. Please note that we shall not<br />

be responsible for any additional services provided to you,<br />

whether provided by the travel service providers or otherwise,<br />

which are not set out in your Confirmation Invoice.<br />

(c) We will not be responsible or pay you compensation for any<br />

personal injury or death unless you are able to provide that it was<br />

caused by our negligence or the negligence of our suppliers.<br />

(d) We will not be responsible or pay you compensation for any<br />

injury, illness, death, loss, damage, expense cost or other claim<br />

of any description if it results from:<br />

a. the acts and/or omissions of the person affected; or<br />

b. the acts and/or omissions of a third party unconnected with<br />

the provision of the services contracted for and which were<br />

unforeseeable or unavoidable; or<br />

c. force majeure (See clause 15)<br />

(e) We limit the amount of compensation we may have to pay<br />

you if we are found liable for loss of and/or damage to any<br />

luggage or personal possessions and money. The maximum<br />

amount we will have to pay you in respect of these claims is<br />

an amount equivalent to the excess on your insurance policy<br />

which applies to this type of loss per person in total because<br />

you are required to have adequate insurance in place to cover<br />

any losses of this kind. The maximum amount we will have to<br />

pay for any other claims which don’t involve injury, illness or<br />

death is up to three times the price paid by or on behalf of the<br />

person(s) affected in total. This maximum amount will only<br />

be payable where everything has gone wrong and you or your<br />

party has not received any benefit at all from your booking.<br />

(f) The extent of the Company’s liability will in all cases be<br />

limited as if the Company were carriers under the appropriate<br />

conventions when it comes to claims in respect of international<br />

travel by air, sea and rail, or any stay in a hotel. International<br />

Conventions which apply include: in respect of carriage by air,<br />

the Montreal Convention 1999 or the Warsaw Convention 1929<br />

(including as amended by The Hague Protocol of 1955 and by<br />

any of the Montreal Additional Protocol of 1975); in respect of<br />

carriage by sea, the Athens Convention 1974; in respect of rail<br />

carriage, the Berne/Cotif Convention 1961; and in respect of<br />

carriage by road, the Geneva Convention 1973. The terms of<br />

these conventions are incorporated into and form part of your<br />

contract with us. In respect of death or personal injury, the<br />

liability of an air carrier under the Montreal Convention and<br />

the Warsaw Convention is limited to damage sustained caused<br />

by an accident which takes place onboard the aircraft or in the<br />

course of any of the operations of embarking or disembarking.<br />

You can get copies of the relevant conventions if you ask us for<br />

them. You should also note that these conventions may limit or<br />

remove the carrier’s liability to you and the amount which the<br />

carrier has to pay you. You agree that the operating carrier or<br />

transport company’s own ‘Conditions of Carriage’ will apply to<br />

you on that journey. When arranging transportation for you,<br />

we rely on the terms and conditions contained within these<br />

international conventions and those ‘Conditions of Carriage’.<br />

You acknowledge that all of the terms and conditions contained<br />

in those ‘Conditions of Carriage’ form part of your contract<br />

with us, as well as with the transport company and that those<br />

‘Conditions of Carriage’ shall be deemed to be included by<br />

reference into this contract.<br />

(g) In any circumstances in which a carrier is liable to you by<br />

virtue of EC 261/2004 (denied boarding and flight disruption),<br />

any liability we may have to you under our contract with<br />

you, arising out of the same facts, is limited to the remedies<br />

provided under the Regulation as if (for this purpose only) we<br />

were a carrier.<br />

(h) When making any payment, we are entitled to deduct any<br />

money which you have received or are entitled to receive from<br />

the transport provider or hotelier for the complaint or claim<br />

in question.<br />

(i) Subject to these Terms and Conditions, if we or our<br />

suppliers negligently perform or arrange those services set out<br />

in the Confirmation invoice and we don’t remedy or resolve<br />

your complaint within a reasonable period of time, and this<br />

has affected the enjoyment of your package holiday you may<br />

be entitled to an appropriate price reduction or compensation<br />

or both. You must inform us without undue delay of any<br />

failure to perform or improper performance of the travel<br />

services included in this package. The level of any such price<br />

reduction or compensation in respect of any claim for damages<br />

or compensation whatsoever will be calculated taking into<br />

consideration all relevant factors such as but not limited to:<br />

following the complaints procedure as described in these Terms<br />

and Conditions and the extent to which ours or our employees’<br />

or suppliers’ negligence affected the overall enjoyment of your<br />

holiday. Please note that it is your responsibility to show that<br />

we or our supplier(s) have been negligent if you wish to make<br />

a claim against us<br />

(j) It is a condition of our acceptance of liability under this<br />

clause that you notify any claim to us and our supplier(s)<br />

strictly in accordance with the complaints procedure set out in<br />

these conditions.<br />

(k) Our suppliers (such as accommodation or transport<br />

providers) have their own Terms and Conditions or conditions<br />

of carriage, and these conditions are binding between you and<br />

the supplier. Some of these conditions may limit or remove the<br />

relevant transport provider’s or other supplier’s liability to you.<br />

You can get copies of such conditions from our offices, or the<br />

offices of the relevant supplier.<br />

(l) If we make any payment, the person(s) receiving it (and<br />

their parent or guardian if under 18 years) must also assign to<br />

us or our insurers any rights they may have to pursue any third<br />

party and must co-operate fully with us in seeking recovery<br />

of any payment we make and any other assistance we may<br />

reasonably require..<br />

(m) Operational decisions may be taken by air carriers and<br />

airports resulting in delays, diversions, or rescheduling. The<br />

Company has no control over such decisions, and is therefore<br />

unable to accept responsibility for them. Where, as a result of<br />

force majeure, we are obliged to change or end your holiday<br />

after departure, but before the end of your holiday, we will not<br />

pay compensation or reimburse you for expenses incurred. We<br />

strongly recommend you have adequate travel insurance for<br />

your holiday and should claim via your insurance company for<br />

any loss or damage to luggage and/or personal possessions. In<br />

the event that any claim is <strong>made</strong> directly with us, our liability<br />

to pay compensation and/or the amount of compensation will<br />

be limited in accordance with the conventions referred to in<br />

(c) above.<br />

(n) Please note, the Company does not accept any liability for<br />

any damage, loss or expense or other sum of any description<br />

which on the basis of the information given to us by you<br />

concerning your booking prior to our accepting it, we could<br />

not have foreseen you would suffer or incur if we breached<br />

our contract with you, if it relates to any business or if it is an<br />

indirect or consequential loss of any kind.<br />

(o) Where it is impossible for you to return to your departure<br />

point as per the agreed return date of your package, due to<br />

“unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances”, we shall<br />

provide you with any necessary accommodation (where<br />

possible, of a comparable standard) for a period not exceeding<br />

three nights per person. If the circumstances continue beyond<br />

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a three-night period, our responsibility under this clause will<br />

cease and you will need to claim upon your travel insurance<br />

where you are able to do so. Please note that the three-night<br />

cap does not apply to persons with reduced mobility, pregnant<br />

women, or unaccompanied minors, nor to persons needing<br />

specific medical assistance, provided we have been notified<br />

of these particular needs at least 48 hours before the start of<br />

your holiday. For the purposes of this clause, “unavoidable and<br />

extraordinary circumstances” mean warfare, acts of terrorism,<br />

significant risks to human health such as the outbreak of<br />

serious disease at the travel destination, or natural disasters<br />

such as floods, earthquakes, or weather conditions which make<br />

it impossible to travel safely back to your departure point.<br />

(p) Please be aware that the Company accepts no responsibility<br />

or liability for any destination that imposes access restrictions<br />

or otherwise hinders peaceful enjoyment of destination<br />

services and facilities based upon race, gender or sexual<br />

preference. The Company will provide general information<br />

in line with its obligations, however, you accept that it is your<br />

responsibility to thoroughly research your intended destination<br />

to ensure that it satisfactorily meets your holiday needs and<br />

requirements<br />

5. YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES<br />

(a) Make yourself travel aware. Before making a booking,<br />

please consult the travel advice produced by the government<br />

of your home jurisdiction, the government who issued the<br />

passport and/or visa you intend to travel under, and the<br />

government of your destination.<br />

Also ensure you make yourself familiar with the Foreign,<br />

Commonwealth and Development Office advice on staying safe<br />

and healthy on your trip: www.gov.uk/travelaware. Advice can<br />

change, so always check regularly for the latest updates.<br />

(b) If the Foreign Office advises that people should not visit a<br />

particular country, we will act on this advice.<br />

(c) In the event of active government advice and warnings<br />

against travel to a specific destination or location(s) of a trip,<br />

should the traveller still choose to travel, notwithstanding such<br />

travel advisory or warning, the traveller assumes all risks of<br />

loss, personal injury, death, or property damage from any event<br />

that may arise out of or associated with the travel advice or<br />

warnings given.<br />

(d) It is important that you check the details on your<br />

Confirmation Itinerary when you receive it. In the event of<br />

any discrepancy, you should contact the Company or your<br />

travel agent.<br />

(e) General information concerning passport, visa, and health<br />

requirements applicable to UK Citizens is set out in our<br />

literature. However, such requirements are subject to change<br />

and you must check current requirements before departure.<br />

Passports for British Citizens are valid for travel to any EU<br />

country up to and including the passport expiry date. Many<br />

countries outside of the EU require that passengers’ passports are<br />

valid for at least six months after the completion of their journey,<br />

and/or contains blank pages (for visas). Please visit gov.uk/<br />

foreign-travel-advice for advice by country. Some destinations<br />

also require visas and additional documentation and you<br />

should contact the Embassy or Consulate of the country which<br />

you are planning to visit in good time before you travel, go to<br />

visacentral.co.uk to visit Visa Central. You should also contact<br />

your medical advisor or a specialist vaccination centre for details<br />

of the measures you will need to take prior to departure. All<br />

children should travel on full passports. It is your responsibility<br />

to obtain all documents required for your holiday, including<br />

passports, visas, health certificates, and international driving<br />

licences, to ensure that these are in proper order, and to take<br />

them with you. We recommend that if you are travelling with<br />

a child (particularly one that does not share your surname or<br />

if travelling without one or both parents), you check the entry<br />

requirements for your destination. Certain countries have<br />

introduced additional requirements, such as documentation that<br />

proves your relationship to the child as well as documentation<br />

that proves you have permission to travel with them. The<br />

Company cannot be held responsible should you or any member<br />

of your travelling party be denied entry to a country and the<br />

Company does not accept any responsibility if you incur any<br />

other loss due to non-compliance with these requirements.<br />

Please consult the travel advice produced by the government of<br />

your home jurisdiction, the government who issued the passport<br />

and/or visa you intend to travel under, and the government of<br />

your destination for further details. We will not be liable to make<br />

any refund or pay compensation if you or any member of your<br />

party is unable to proceed with the holiday as planned because<br />

of incorrect or missing personal documents, or any other failure<br />

to meet passport, visa, or immigration requirements. You agree<br />

to reimburse the Company in relation to any fines or other losses<br />

which we incur as a result of your failure to comply with any<br />

passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities.<br />

(f) Approximately seven days before departure you will receive<br />

your air tickets together with other information concerning<br />

your holiday. Please ensure that you check the names and flight<br />

timings on your tickets carefully and contact us immediately if<br />

you have any queries. The correct timings, using the 24-hour<br />

clock system, may have been adjusted since you received your<br />

Confirmation Invoice.<br />

(g) You are responsible for checking-in for flights at the correct<br />

time and for presenting yourself to take up all pre-booked<br />

components of your holiday. The Company cannot accept<br />

responsibility for any delay which is due to force majeure or for<br />

clients missing flights as a result of late check-ins and no credit<br />

or refunds will be given if you fail to take up any component<br />

of your holiday. No credit or refunds will be given for lost,<br />

mislaid, or destroyed travel documents.<br />

(h) Most people go on holiday for rest and relaxation, so<br />

if in our reasonable opinion or that of any airline pilot,<br />

hotel manager, tour leader, or other person in authority,<br />

your behaviour is causing danger or damage to property, or<br />

persistently affecting the enjoyment of others, we reserve the<br />

right to terminate your holiday immediately. In the event of<br />

such termination our liability to you and/or your party will<br />

cease and you and/or your party will be required to leave your<br />

accommodation or other arrangements immediately.<br />

We will have no further obligations to you and/or your party.<br />

No refunds for lost accommodation or any other arrangements<br />

will be <strong>made</strong> and we will not pay any expenses or costs<br />

incurred as a result of termination. You and/or your party<br />

may also be required to pay for loss and/or damage caused by<br />

your actions and we will hold you and each member of your<br />

party jointly and individually liable for any damage or losses<br />

caused by you or any member of your party. Full payment for<br />

any such damage or losses must be paid directly to the hotel<br />

manager or other supplier prior to departure. If you fail to<br />

make payment, you will be responsible for meeting any claims<br />

(including legal costs) subsequently <strong>made</strong> against us as a result<br />

of your actions together with all costs we incur in pursuing any<br />

claim against you. The Company cannot be held responsible<br />

for the actions or behaviour of other guests or individuals who<br />

have no connection with your booking arrangements or with<br />

the Company.<br />

(i) If you lose any personal items while on holiday, please<br />

obtain a written report from the police, to help with any<br />

insurance claim upon your return.<br />

(j) You are responsible for the costs of any damage to the<br />

accommodation and/or any extra charges incurred with our<br />

suppliers during your holiday. Should you fail to make such<br />

payment at the time the charges and/or costs are incurred, you<br />

will be liable to reimburse us for these and you authorise the<br />

Company to automatically debit your credit card to the value<br />

instructed by the supplier for any such costs and/or charges.<br />

6. INSURANCE<br />

We cannot emphasise enough the importance of purchasing<br />

comprehensive travel insurance prior to date of travel. This<br />

insurance should be commensurate to the value of your<br />

booking, and cover cancellation and curtailment, all medical<br />

expenses including evacuation/repatriation, personal baggage,<br />

personal liability, death and permanent disability, and travel<br />

document insurance. If you suffer from a disability or medical<br />

condition you should disclose this to insurers. For those who<br />

participate in sports and activities while on holiday that have<br />

been organised and arranged independently of us, it should be<br />

understood that participation is at the individual’s own risk and<br />

it is your responsibility to obtain the relevant insurance. Note<br />

that special insurance may be required if you intend to scuba<br />

dive or undertake any other dangerous or sports activities.<br />

Please keep your insurance details with you while on holiday.<br />

7. AIRLINES & OTHER SUPPLIERS<br />

(a) As between you and the suppliers of the transport,<br />

accommodation, and other components making up your<br />

holiday, the conditions of the supplier will apply. These<br />

conditions may be subject to international Conventions which<br />

limit and/or restrict the supplier’s liability. (Copies are available<br />

on request – please allow 28 days). Under EU law you have<br />

rights in some circumstances to refunds and/or compensation<br />

from your airline in cases of denied boarding, cancellation, or<br />

delay to flights. Full details of these rights will be publicised<br />

at EU airports and will also be available from your airline.<br />

Reimbursement in these cases is the responsibility of the airline<br />

and will not automatically entitle you to refund of your holiday<br />

cost from the Company. Your rights to compensation from<br />

the Company are set out in clause 2(g). If your airline does not<br />

acknowledge your rights, you should complain to the Civil<br />

Aviation Authority at caa.co.uk.<br />

(b) Transport timings are provided by the carrier concerned<br />

and are subject to such matters as weather conditions,<br />

maintenance requirements, the ability of passengers to checkin<br />

on time, and, in the case of flights, to air traffic control<br />

restrictions. Accordingly, the times of flights and other forms of<br />

transport are estimates only and cannot be guaranteed.<br />

(c) As airlines regularly overbook, we recommend that you<br />

check in online as soon as you are notified by the airline that<br />

check-in is available, or 24 hours before departure. If you do<br />

not check-in online or are unable to, we recommend that<br />

you arrive at the airport three hours prior to departure as<br />

airlines have been known to re-allocate seats in the event of<br />

late arrivals. The Company is unable to check you in and it is<br />

your responsibility to ensure that you are checked in within<br />

the appropriate time. The Company is not responsible or<br />

liable if you are downgraded an airline class as a result of the<br />

airline overbooking the class in which you are booked. Seat<br />

reservations are at the discretion of the airline and may be<br />

changed at any time without notice.<br />

(d) The majority of airlines have introduced a total smoking<br />

ban on most or all of their flights. Please ask before booking if<br />

this information is important to you.<br />

(e) Please note the existence of a “UK Air Safety list” (available<br />

for inspection at https://www.caa.co.uk/Commercial-industry/<br />

Airlines/Licensing/Requirements-and-guidance/Third-<br />

Country-Operator-Certificates/ detailing air carriers that are<br />

subject to an operating ban within the UK.<br />

(f) Some activities carry inherent risks and if you are<br />

participating in such activities you may be asked to sign an<br />

additional form by the local supplier. In rare cases beginners<br />

may have to take lessons at a charge before being permitted to<br />

use hotel equipment otherwise offered for free.<br />

8. EXCURSIONS<br />

Please note that when you book an excursion locally you<br />

contract with the local company providing that excursion<br />

and not the Company. The Company has no legal liability<br />

for anything that goes wrong on such an excursion and any<br />

claim which you might have arising out of the excursion will<br />

be against the relevant local company and subject to the local<br />

company’s terms and conditions. The Company will, at its<br />

discretion, offer advice, guidance, and assistance if you or any<br />

member of your party suffer death, illness, or injury arising out<br />

of an activity which does not form part of your holiday with<br />

the Company, or an excursion arranged locally. Where legal<br />

action is contemplated and you want the Company’s assistance,<br />

you must obtain the Company’s written consent prior to<br />

commencement of proceedings. The Company’s consent will be<br />

given subject to you undertaking to assign any costs, or benefits<br />

received, and any relevant insurance policy to the Company.<br />

We limit the cost of the Company’s assistance to you or any<br />

member of your party to £5,000.<br />

9. ILLNESS AND DISABILITY<br />

If you or any member of your party suffer from a disability or<br />

other medical condition, please tell us before you book. The<br />

Company is happy to give you advice and to try to assist you in<br />

choosing a holiday that will meet your requirements. However,<br />

most of our holidays are in destinations which are off the beaten<br />

track and lack even the simplest facilities for disabled guests such<br />

as ramps for wheelchairs, lifts, and so on. Many of our holidays<br />

require a fair degree of physical fitness. Medical facilities may not<br />

be readily available. In order to assist you we must be provided<br />

prior to booking with full written details regarding your medical<br />

condition and any special requirements which result from this.<br />

An appropriate medical form will be sent to you for this purpose.<br />

Air travel can cause problems for some people with circulatory<br />

or bronchial problems, such as deep vein thrombosis. It is<br />

inadvisable for anyone with high blood pressure or respiratory<br />

problems to visit high altitudes. You should consult your doctor<br />

for advice before you book and in good time before your<br />

departure. We cannot accept any liability if we are not told about<br />

any mobility/medical issues before travel. You must advise us<br />

of any changes to your level of mobility or medical condition<br />

which may affect your holiday between the point of booking and<br />

when you travel. Acting reasonably, if we are unable to properly<br />

accommodate the needs of the person(s) concerned, we will not<br />

confirm your booking.<br />

10. IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM<br />

(a) If you are unhappy with any aspect of the Company’s<br />

arrangements while you are on holiday, you must address your<br />

complaint immediately to the Company’s local representative<br />

(or, if none, to the Company by contacting the Duty Manager<br />

on +44 20 7998 4141) and to the management of the hotel<br />

or other supplier whose services are involved. They will do<br />

their best to rectify the situation. It is unreasonable to take no<br />

action while on holiday, but then to write a letter of complaint<br />

upon return. If the problem cannot be resolved locally and you<br />

wish to complain, full details must be sent to the Company in<br />

writing to arrive ideally within 30 days of your return. We will<br />

do our best to investigate and reply to you within 28 days of<br />

receipt of your letter. Failure to take either of these steps will<br />

deny the Company the opportunity to resolve the problem<br />

immediately and/or investigate it properly. In consequence, this<br />

may affect your rights under this contract.<br />

(b) In the rare event of a dispute which cannot be amicably<br />

settled, you may (if you wish) use ABTA’s approved Alternative<br />

Dispute Resolution (ADR) scheme, available through abta.com<br />

which, though devised by arrangement with the Association<br />

of British Travel Agents, is administered quite independently<br />

by Hunt ADR. The scheme (details of which will be supplied<br />

on request) provides for a simple and inexpensive method of<br />

arbitration on documents alone, with restricted liability on<br />

holidaymakers in respect of costs. The scheme does not apply<br />

to claims for an amount greater than £5,000 per person or<br />

£25,000 per party, neither does it apply to claims which are<br />

solely or mainly in respect of physical injury, illness, nervous<br />

shock, death, or their consequences. The scheme can, however,<br />

deal with compensation claims which include an element<br />

of minor injury or illness subject to a limit of £1,500 on the<br />

amount the arbitrator can award per person in respect of this<br />

element. Application for arbitration under this scheme must be<br />

<strong>made</strong> within 18 months of the date of return from the holiday,<br />

otherwise it will only be available if we agree, but the ABTA<br />

Code does not require such agreement from us. For injury and<br />

illness claims, you can request the ABTA Mediation Procedure<br />

and we have the option to agree to mediation.<br />

11. PROMPT ASSISTANCE<br />

If, while you are on holiday, you find yourself in difficulty<br />

for any reason, we will offer you such prompt assistance<br />

as is appropriate in the circumstances. In particular, we<br />

will provide you with appropriate information on health<br />

services, local authorities and consular assistance, and<br />

assistance with distance communications and finding<br />

alternative travel arrangements. Where you require assistance,<br />

which is not owing to any failure by us, our employees, or<br />

sub-contractors, we will not be liable for the costs of any<br />

alternative travel arrangements or other such assistance you<br />

require. Any supplier, airline or other transport supplier may<br />

however pay for or provide refreshments and/or appropriate<br />

accommodation and you should make a claim directly to them.<br />

Subject to the other terms of these Terms and Conditions,<br />

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we will not be liable for any costs, fees or charges you incur<br />

in the above circumstances, if you fail to obtain our prior<br />

authorisation before making your own travel arrangements.<br />

Furthermore, we reserve the right to charge you a fee for our<br />

assistance in the event that the difficulty is caused intentionally<br />

by you or a member of your party, or otherwise through your<br />

or your party’s negligence.<br />

12. GOVERNING LAW<br />

These Terms and Conditions and any matters arising from it<br />

are governed in all respects by the laws of England and Wales.<br />

We both agree that any dispute, claim or other matter which<br />

arises between us out of or in connection with your contract or<br />

booking will be dealt with by the Courts of England and Wales.<br />

You may however, choose the law and jurisdiction of Scotland<br />

or Northern Ireland if you live in those places and if you wish<br />

to do so.<br />

13. DESCRIPTIONS<br />

Every effort is <strong>made</strong> to ensure that the details, description,<br />

and prices contained in company literature are correct, based<br />

on inspections and information passed to the Company by<br />

its suppliers. However, changes do occur, sometimes at short<br />

notice, and therefore the Company will advise you at the time<br />

of booking, or if after booking as soon as possible of any such<br />

changes to our published information. It is not always possible<br />

for the Company to control all elements of the holiday whereby<br />

advertised facilities can sometimes become unavailable at short<br />

notice due to inclement weather conditions, lack of demand,<br />

emergency repair works etc.<br />

14. FINANCIAL PROTECTION<br />

We provide financial security for flight-inclusive packages and<br />

ATOL protected flights by way of our Air Travel Organiser’s<br />

Licence number 2881, issued by the Civil Aviation Authority,<br />

Gatwick Airport South, West Sussex, RH6 0YR, UK, telephone<br />

0333 103 6350, email: claims@caa.co.uk.<br />

When you buy an ATOL protected product from us you will<br />

receive an ATOL Certificate. This lists what is financially<br />

protected, where you can get information on what this means<br />

for you and who to contact if things go wrong. For further<br />

information, visit the ATOL website at atol.org.uk. The price of<br />

our flight inclusive arrangements includes the amount of £2.50<br />

per person as part of the ATOL Protection Contribution (APC)<br />

we pay to the CAA. This charge is included in our advertised<br />

prices. Not all holiday or travel services offered and sold by<br />

us will be protected by the ATOL Scheme. ATOL protection<br />

extends primarily to customers who book and pay in the<br />

United Kingdom.<br />

We, or the suppliers identified on your ATOL Certificate, will<br />

provide you with the services listed on the ATOL Certificate (or<br />

a suitable alternative). In some cases, where neither we nor the<br />

supplier are able to do so for reasons of insolvency, an alternative<br />

ATOL holder may provide you with the services you have<br />

bought (at no extra cost to you). You agree to accept that in those<br />

circumstances the alternative ATOL holder will perform those<br />

obligations and you agree to pay any money outstanding to be<br />

paid by you under your contract to that alternative ATOL holder.<br />

However, you also agree that in some cases it will not be possible<br />

to appoint an alternative ATOL holder, in which case you will be<br />

entitled to make a claim under the ATOL Scheme (or your credit<br />

card issuer where applicable).<br />

If we, or the suppliers identified on your ATOL certificate, are<br />

unable to provide the services listed (or a suitable alternative,<br />

through an alternative ATOL holder or otherwise) for reasons<br />

of insolvency, the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust may make<br />

a payment to (or confer a benefit on) you under the ATOL<br />

scheme. You agree that in return for such a payment or benefit<br />

you assign absolutely to those Trustees any claims which you<br />

have or may have arising out of or relating to the non-provision<br />

of the services, including any claim against us, the travel agent<br />

(or your credit card issuer where applicable). You also agree that<br />

any such claims may be re-assigned to another body, if that other<br />

body has paid sums you have claimed under the ATOL scheme.<br />

When you buy a package holiday that doesn’t include a flight,<br />

protection is provided by way of a bond held by ABTA Ltd,<br />

The Travel Association, 30 Park Street, London SE1 9EQ,<br />

www.abta.com.<br />

The Company is a member of ABTA (number V6398/7<strong>23</strong>14)<br />

and holds an ATOL Licence (number 2881) issued by the<br />

Civil Aviation Authority. We are obliged to maintain a high<br />

standard of service to you by ABTA’s Code of Conduct. For<br />

further information about ABTA, The Code of Conduct<br />

and the arbitration scheme available to you, or if you have a<br />

complaint, contact ABTA, 30 Park Street, London SE1 9EQ.<br />

Tel: 0203 117 0500 or go to www.abta.com.<br />

You agree to accept that in the event of our insolvency, ABTA<br />

may arrange for the travel services you have booked to<br />

continue, or for a suitable alternative to be provided at the same<br />

cost of your original booking. You also agree to accept that in<br />

circumstances where the travel services supplier provides the<br />

services you have booked, you agree to pay any outstanding<br />

sum under your contract with us to that alternative travel<br />

service provider. However, you also agree that in some cases<br />

the services will not be provided, in which case you will be<br />

entitled to make a claim under ABTA’s Scheme of Protection<br />

(or your payment card issuer where applicable) for a refund of<br />

the monies you have paid.<br />

15. FORCE MAJEURE<br />

Except where otherwise expressly stated in these Terms and<br />

Conditions we will not be liable or pay you compensation if our<br />

contractual obligations to you are affected by “force majeure”.<br />

For the purposes of these Terms and Conditions, force majeure<br />

means any event beyond our or our suppliers’ control, the<br />

consequences of which could not have been avoided even if<br />

all reasonable measures had been taken. Examples include<br />

warfare and acts of terrorism (and threat thereof), civil strife,<br />

significant risks to human health such as pandemics, epidemics<br />

or the outbreak of serious disease at the travel destination,<br />

or natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes, or weather<br />

conditions which make it impossible to travel safely to the<br />

travel destination or remain at the travel destination, the act of<br />

any government or other national or local authority including<br />

port or river authorities, industrial dispute, labour strikes, lock<br />

closure, natural or nuclear disaster, fire, chemical or biological<br />

disaster, unavoidable technical problems with transport, and all<br />

similar events outside our or the supplier(s) concerned’ control.<br />

Brexit Implications: please note that certain travel<br />

arrangements may be affected as a result of the United<br />

Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union. This could<br />

include an unavailability of certain flight routes, access to<br />

certain ports and airports and changes to the visa requirements<br />

of British citizens travelling to, within, or through the EU.<br />

Please rest assured that this is something we will continue to<br />

monitor and will advise our customers as soon as possible<br />

if we become aware of any confirmed bookings that will be<br />

affected. However, since this is something which is completely<br />

unprecedented and outside our control, we would treat any<br />

such changes as force majeure, and while we will endeavour<br />

to provide suitable alternative arrangements or refunds where<br />

possible, we will not be liable to pay you any compensation.<br />

16. COVID-19 ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND<br />

ADDITIONAL HOLIDAY INFORMATION<br />

(a) Guests must sign an acknowledgement attesting to their<br />

fitness to travel and agreeing to comply with all health<br />

protocols as directed by the Company’s staff during their<br />

journey.<br />

(b) The Company will have no liability for any refunds,<br />

compensation, costs, expenses or other losses of any kind<br />

incurred by you (including, where applicable, the cost of<br />

medical treatment, curtailment of your holiday, missed<br />

transport arrangement and additional accommodation<br />

required), in the following circumstances:<br />

a. Prior to departure, you have been diagnosed or have<br />

otherwise been in contact with someone who has been<br />

diagnosed with Covid-19 and are no longer able to travel and/<br />

or required to self-isolate;<br />

b. After your departure and during your holiday, you have been<br />

diagnosed or have otherwise been in contact with someone<br />

who has been diagnosed with Covid-19 and are required to<br />

self-isolate.<br />

c. You fail any tests, checks or other measures imposed by<br />

a supplier, airline, port or airport, border control authority<br />

or any other government body or local authority or fail to<br />

submit for testing or assessment when requested to do so<br />

and as a consequence you are denied boarding, denied entry<br />

to the destination or otherwise denied access to any of your<br />

travel arrangements. This includes any requirement to be fully<br />

vaccinated (including any and all necessary boosters) and<br />

for that vaccination to be valid, in-date and accepted by the<br />

country(ies) which you are travelling to.<br />

(c) In response to the Covid-19 global crisis, each destination<br />

has implemented their own health and safety measures and<br />

precautions in an attempt to combat the spread of the disease.<br />

Specific regions, resorts, event organisers and suppliers have<br />

also introduced their own health and safety measures in line<br />

with government advice (local or national), depending on<br />

their capacity and ability to take certain precautions. It is your<br />

responsibility to make yourself aware of and comply with the<br />

measures that are in place at the travel destination, resort or<br />

other accommodation you have booked, Health and safety<br />

measures and requirements may also vary for each activity, tour<br />

and other excursions and travel arrangements you have booked.<br />

These measures may be mandatory and it is essential that you<br />

and any members of your party comply with and respect any<br />

local and national health and safety measures throughout the<br />

duration of your holiday as you could face penalties for failing<br />

to do so. Such measures may include, but are not limited<br />

to, social distancing, the use of facemasks both indoors and<br />

outdoors, a maximum number of households or people in the<br />

accommodation or other facilities and restrictions on the use of<br />

certain facilities. They may also include a requirement for you<br />

to take a specific Covid-19 test and show a negative result or<br />

proof of recent recovery of Covid-19 or show proof of being fully<br />

vaccinated (including any and all necessary boosters) and for<br />

that vaccination to be valid, in-date and accepted by that specific<br />

supplier, destination, resort etc. We will not be liable for any<br />

costs, fees, charges or penalties you incur from your failure to<br />

comply with any mandatory requirements or measures.<br />

Where possible, we will make you aware in advance of any<br />

mandatory measures that are in place at your travel destination<br />

and/or in place at any of the travel arrangements that you have<br />

booked. However, it is your responsibility to check the measures<br />

and requirements that are in place at your travel destination and<br />

ensure you are checking these regularly before your departure<br />

date. For further information we suggest you visit https://www.<br />

gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice and search for the country(ies) you<br />

are planning to travel to, as well as the website and/or terms and<br />

conditions of your specific travel arrangements.<br />

(d) It is your responsibility to check the entry requirement for<br />

the destination(s) you are travelling to as many countries have<br />

introduced additional entry requirements. Entry requirements<br />

may include, but are not limited to, proof of a negative<br />

Covid-19 test taken at a certain point prior to your departure<br />

date, additional Covid-19 test(s) taken at certain points during<br />

your holiday or proof of a Covid-19 vaccination (including<br />

any and all necessary boosters) and for that vaccination to<br />

be valid, in-date and accepted by the country(ies) which<br />

you are travelling to. In addition to these requirements, you<br />

may be required to complete and present additional travel<br />

documentation beforehand detailing any destination you<br />

have travelled through/visited recently and whether you have<br />

been diagnosed or been in contact with anyone who has been<br />

diagnosed with Covid-19 recently. If you fail to complete and/<br />

or present the above when required, or if you fail any health<br />

check, you may be denied boarding and entry to your travel<br />

destination(s). We do not accept responsibility if you cannot<br />

travel and we are not liable for any costs, fees or charges you<br />

incur if you have not complied with the requirements or if<br />

you fail any health check. Unless stated otherwise, you will<br />

be responsible for the cost of any Covid-19 tests that you are<br />

required to have before and/or after your departure.<br />

Entry requirements are likely to differ for each country<br />

and may change before your departure date. Therefore, it is<br />

important that you keep up to date with the entry requirements<br />

that are in place for your travel destination(s).<br />

Where possible, we will make you aware in advance of any<br />

entry requirements that apply to your travel destination(s)<br />

and will attempt to notify you without delay if any of the entry<br />

requirements change before your departure date but it is your<br />

responsibility to make yourself aware of the above and regularly<br />

check for the most up to date information up until the point of<br />

your departure. For further information on entry requirements,<br />

please visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice and<br />

search for the country(ies) you are planning to travel to.<br />

17. PRICING POLICY<br />

The prices shown in company literature are per person in<br />

pound sterling (unless otherwise shown) from the UK based<br />

on two people sharing.* (If we are quoting a price for a tailor<strong>made</strong><br />

holiday, the total price quoted will include all known<br />

price increases and decreases and any special offers that we are<br />

making at that time).<br />

WHAT YOUR HOLIDAY PRICE INCLUDES<br />

• Flights: Where flights are included, they will be return<br />

economy class air travel unless otherwise specified.<br />

(World Traveller Plus, Business and First Class travel<br />

supplements available).<br />

• United Kingdom Passenger Duty: Included where levied<br />

in connection with flights booked by the Company.<br />

• Free baggage allowance: Full details will be supplied<br />

with your itinerary. Normally on Intercontinental flights,<br />

Economy Class passengers are allowed 20kg of luggage,<br />

30kg per person in Business Class, and 40kg per person in<br />

First Class.<br />

• Normal local flight baggage restrictions: Some of our<br />

arrangements utilise local domestic airlines and charter<br />

flights operating small aircraft with restrictions on<br />

baggage allowance. Full details will be supplied with your<br />

itinerary.<br />

• Transportation between airports and hotels: Round-trip<br />

transport by private or shared vehicle, boat, or charter<br />

aircraft between airports and hotels.<br />

• Accommodation: In rooms with private facilities (shower<br />

and/or bath) inclusive of hotel service charges and local<br />

taxes.<br />

• Meals: Meals as specified on a table d’hôte basis. “Full<br />

board” indicates breakfast, lunch and dinner; “half board”<br />

is breakfast and dinner. “Breakfast” includes full breakfast<br />

unless otherwise indicated.<br />

• Sightseeing: As detailed in each itinerary on a private<br />

guide basis (shared in most camps, lodges, and cruise<br />

programmes). Entrance fees to national parks and game<br />

reserves are included where applicable.<br />

• The Company Representative: Services of a representative<br />

or appointed local agent of the Company in your country<br />

of destination.<br />

YOUR HOLIDAY PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE<br />

• Passport or visa costs, porterage and holiday insurance.<br />

• Overseas departure taxes: Where these are levied and<br />

payable locally by the client.<br />

• Sightseeing tours: Except where specified in the itinerary.<br />

• Personal expenditure: On such items as drinks, laundry,<br />

room service, telephone calls, etc, and any related tax and<br />

service charge.<br />

• Tips: Discretionary tips to drivers, guides, hotel or boat<br />

staff etc.<br />

• Government levies or taxes: Any government levies<br />

or taxes introduced after the publication of company<br />

literature.<br />

*Please note durations shown for single centre holidays<br />

are based on the number of hotel nights booked excluding<br />

overnight flights. If you are travelling alone additional<br />

supplements over the above single room supplements apply.<br />

Created: 06 October 2021<br />

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w o r l d w i d e t r av e l<br />

Weather<br />

Whatever the weather, A&K will help you make the most of your time away. Whether you are a sun<br />

worshipper, a storm chaser, or somewhere in between, one of our holiday destinations will suit you to a tee.<br />

And our local experts are there to make sure you experience the very best during your holiday, rain or shine.<br />

Destination/Month JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC<br />

˚C R ˚C R ˚C R ˚C R ˚C R ˚C R ˚C R ˚C R ˚C R ˚C R ˚C R ˚C R<br />

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<br />

Botswana (Gaborone) 26 90 25 80 24 70 21 40 17 10 13 8 13 1 17 1 21 10 <strong>23</strong> 40 25 60 25 80<br />

Tanzania (Dar es Salaam) 27 70 28 60 27 120 26 260 25 180 24 30 <strong>23</strong> 20 <strong>23</strong> 20 24 20 25 40 26 80 27 90<br />

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<br />

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<br />

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<br />

Namibia (Windhoek) 25 70 <strong>23</strong> 80 22 70 20 30 17 1 13 0 13 0 16 0 20 1 22 10 25 20 25 40<br />

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<br />

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<br />

Thailand (Bangkok) 26 10 28 20 29 30 30 70 30 190 29 150 29 150 28 180 28 320 28 <strong>23</strong>0 27 50 26 10<br />

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<br />

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<br />

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<br />

Singapore 27 <strong>23</strong>8 27 165 28 174 28 166 28 171 28 163 28 150 28 171 27 163 27 191 27 250 26 269<br />

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<br />

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<br />

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<br />

India (Delhi) 14 20 17 20 <strong>23</strong> 10 29 10 33 10 34 60 31 200 30 200 29 120 26 10 20 4 16 10<br />

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<br />

Peru (Lima) <strong>23</strong> 1 <strong>23</strong> 0 <strong>23</strong> 5 21 0 20 0 18 0 17 0 17 0 17 5 18 0 20 0 21 0<br />

Ecuador (Puerto Ayora) 26 82 26 104 26 99 26 61 26 120 24 53 <strong>23</strong> 21 24 13 <strong>23</strong> 20 24 27 24 35 25 22<br />

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<br />

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 <strong>23</strong> 80<br />

Brazil (Rio de Janeiro) 27 130 28 120 27 130 25 100 <strong>23</strong> 70 21 50 21 40 22 40 <strong>23</strong> 60 24 80 25 90 26 130<br />

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<br />

California (Los Angeles) 14 82 15 87 16 61 17 26 18 6 20 2 <strong>23</strong> 0 <strong>23</strong> 3 22 7 20 12 17 32 15 62<br />

Arizona (Phoenix) 14 <strong>23</strong> 15 <strong>23</strong> 18 25 <strong>23</strong> 8 28 3 33 0 35 28 34 25 31 15 25 15 18 18 13 <strong>23</strong><br />

Hawaii (Honolulu) <strong>23</strong> 58 <strong>23</strong> 51 24 51 25 15 25 15 27 8 27 13 28 15 28 18 27 46 25 61 <strong>23</strong> 81<br />

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<br />

Egypt (Cairo) 13 5 15 4 17 4 21 1 25 0 27 0 28 0 27 0 26 0 <strong>23</strong> 1 19 4 15 6<br />

Jordan (Amman) 7 60 8 60 11 40 16 10 20 0 <strong>23</strong> 0 25 0 25 0 <strong>23</strong> 0 20 1 14 20 9 40<br />

Morocco (Marrakech) 12 20 13 30 16 30 17 30 20 10 <strong>23</strong> 8 28 0 28 0 26 1 21 20 16 30 13 20<br />

Italy (Rome) 8 81 9 75 11 65 13 55 17 32 21 16 <strong>23</strong> 15 24 33 21 68 17 93 13 111 10 90<br />

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<br />

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<br />

˚C = average temperature<br />

R = average rainfall (mm)<br />

Primary data courtesy of weatherbase.com<br />

Additional data courtesy of timeanddate.com & worldweather.wmo.int<br />

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Transforming travel:<br />

from adventure to advantage<br />

The travel industry is evolving. Greater<br />

equity and sustainability from tourism<br />

is becoming a key element in every booking.<br />

Ensuring that the local community benefits<br />

from the tourist economy is as vital to many<br />

of our travellers as their passports, sunscreen,<br />

and mosquito repellent.<br />

At Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy<br />

(AKP), we are dedicated to positively<br />

impacting lives and livelihoods in the<br />

communities where our guests travel. We are<br />

equally committed to ensuring guests learn<br />

about our philanthropic investments as an<br />

integral part of their travel experience.<br />

From Africa to Asia, Latin America to the<br />

Arctic Circle, we are working with partner<br />

communities on 46 education, healthcare,<br />

conservation, and enterprise development<br />

projects, across 24 countries, and with eight<br />

full-time A&K Philanthropy co-ordinators.<br />

OUR FOUR MAIN MISSION OBJECTIVES ARE:<br />

EDUCATION<br />

Providing a supportive learning environment, we are committed to enabling<br />

children and young adults to fulfil their potential through many diverse opportunities.<br />

CONSERVATION<br />

Partnering with communities living on the edge of wilderness, we support<br />

strategies to maintain a balance between endangered species, fragile ecosystems,<br />

and economic opportunity.<br />

HEALTH<br />

We actively support the water, sanitation, and other health-related needs of<br />

residents within our partner communities, ensuring a healthier life for all.<br />

ENTERPRISE<br />

Training our partner communities in self-support and income-generating<br />

activities, we help drive growth of economic opportunity, and deliver other<br />

innovations to positively impact local livelihoods.<br />

Our tailor-<strong>made</strong> holidays can include culturally immersive<br />

visits to our projects throughout the world.<br />

Speak to one of our travel specialists about this when booking,<br />

and see how you can transform your travel for good.<br />

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