Abercrombie & Kent has launched its 2020 collection of Small Group Journeys with new trips to Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, India and Nepal, South Korea and Taiwan, Argentina, Brazil, Turkey and Malta plus an epic 23-day odyssey from ‘the Cape’ to Cairo.
Many of the journeys can now be booked online and there’s a limited offer for solo travellers on select tours.
The journeys are available across three style of itineraries. Options include:
- The Limited Edition collection with 1 expert-led, shared adventures to more off-the-beaten-track destinations like Mongolia, Central Asia and Madagascar. The trips are designed for the more intrepid traveller and finely balance guided activity and educational elements with space for self-discovery and time at leisure.
- The Luxury Small Group Journey category denotes trips to the world’s most iconic places which travel at a faster pace while still revealing the destination in depth thanks to illuminating expert guides. VIP Travelling Bellboys take care of all luggage logistics and complimentary laundry is offered midway through the trip.
- The third style of journey is A&K’s Wings over the World which travels by chartered private plane to a variety of destinations including Spain and Morocco and Israel, Egypt and Jordan. This hassle-free style of travel avoids airport crowds, queues and restrictive commercial schedules.
All journeys are accompanied throughout by an A&K Resident Tour Director with guest numbers limited to a maximum of 18 on both ‘Limited Edition’ and ‘Luxury Small Group Journeys’ and 20 on Wings over the World.
This year, A&K has introduced the innovative Design Your Day concept to its group portfolio, giving guests greater choice and the ability to personalise certain days of their itinerary. For example, at Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Crater, guests can choose between a walk with a Maasai healer, high tea at a colonial coffee estate or a bike ride through local villages. In Budapest, guests choose between a food-inspired tasting exploration to local markets and providores or an Art Nouveau architecture focused walking tour. Design Your Day is a feature on nearly all journeys.
New Limited Edition Journeys
There are six new journeys in this category. The 14-day Surprising Zimbabwe journey reveals some of the country’s untamed and lesser visited areas including Gonarezhou National Park and UNESCO World Heritage listed Matobo Hills with black and white rhino tracking, San rock art gallery visits, insights into the life of Cecil Rhodes, outstanding wildlife viewing, lunch at the Victoria Falls Hotel and sundowners on the Zambezi River. Prices start $19,990 per person and maximum group size 16 guests.
The epic 23-day Cape to Cairo journey traverses the continent including immersive encounters along the way. Wine and wildlife are a feature in South Africa, the thundering Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, big game on the savannah of the Masai Mara and 5,000 years of history in Cairo with a luxury Nile cruise.
Prices start from $35,990 per person.
Venturing further off the beaten track, the new 16-day Tribes & Traditions of Ethiopia journey showcases this rugged and mysterious country, visiting the source of the Blue Nile, the Simien Mountains where rare wildlife exists and mountain scenery is breathtaking, the extraordinary rock-hewn churches and fascinating encounters with the myriad tribal groups of the Omo Valley.
Prices start from $13,995 per person.
On the subcontinent, the 17-day Sacred Lands: Northern India & Nepal journey takes in a sweep of fascinating places across the Gangetic plain including the holy city of Varanasi, Lucknow with its extraordinary architectural legacy and into neighbouring Nepal in search of tiger and rhino as well as jaw-dropping mountain scenery and ancient temples in Kathmandu.
Prices start from $13,990 per person.
Two of Asia’s newly emerging and most surprising destinations are included on the new 11-day South Korea & Taiwan: Cultural Encounters journey where highlights include exciting street food, vibrant night markets, Seoul’s pop culture and the Demilitarised Zone, art treasures in Taipei and picturesque scenery.
Prices start from $12,990 per person.
In Europe, the 16-day Turkey & Malta: Empires & Outposts journey contrasts the beguiling history of two fascinating destinations. Malta has more historic sites within its compact shores than almost any other European country while Turkey has an extraordinary ancient heritage. See Baroque architecture in Valetta, visit a dairy farm in Gozo, taste wine and explore rock-cut churches in Cappadocia, soak up poignant war history at Gallipoli and discover the remarkable sights of Istanbul.
Prices start from $17,990 per person.
A striking new journey through Argentina, the 12-day Argentina: Bold & Beautiful journey reveals the stylish elegance of the sophisticated capital, the rich tango culture, Eva Peron’s legacy, as well as high altitude vineyards in the north, rugged landscapes and extraordinary wildlife in the Iberá Swamps.
Prices start from $11,995 per person.
In neighbouring Brazil, guests see Rio from many vantage points on the 15-day Brazil: A Cultural Odyssey journey as well as beautiful Paraty on the Costa Verde, the modernist architecture of Brasilia, São Paulo’s museums and markets, the thundering Iguazú Falls and the exhilarating African heritage of Salvador da Bahia. Priced from $13,995 per person.