Video: Explore Temples and Cultures of Southeast Asia

Get inspired with this glimpse of Images of Indochina & Angkor Wat, a revealing Luxury Small Group Journey from Abercrombie & Kent. Take in the sights and sounds of Southeast Asia: sailing magical Ha Long Bay, sharing a sunrise over Angkor Wat and exploring lively Ho Chi Minh City and Bangkok. Experience the local culture with insider access to the traditions, cuisine, markets and temples that define this evocative corner of the world.

Follow along as we spend three days exploring the stunning ruins of ancient Angkor with an expert local guide, including visits to Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom. Absorb the mysterious beauty of Ha Long Bay, studded with soaring limestone islands, on an overnight cruise. Delve into Vietnam’s recent history, descending into the Cu Chi Tunnels near Ho Chi Minh City. Experience the vibrancy and color of café culture in Hanoi and Saigon.

You’ll also glimpse the special brand of A&K magic that makes these experiences more than just a collection of destinations — the thoughtful touches that bring our discerning guests back year after year.

 

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Video: Watch How A&K Does South Africa: From Cape Town to Kruger & Victoria Falls

View our video to see the wondrous beauty of South Africa and Victoria Falls. When you embark on a Luxury Small Group Journey with A&K, discover stunning scenery, big game and prolific wildlife amid natural habitats, as well as the rich culture that makes these destinations so bucket list-worthy. Join us for unforgettable encounters with the “Big Five” in Kruger National Park, and see the staggering plummet of Victoria Falls, all while staying in luxurious accommodations steps from the action.

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See Tulips Where They Originated—Turkey—During Istanbul’s Annual Tulip Festival

Turkish Tulips

Experience the wonders of Turkey—and the tulip—where it was first cultivated, during the annual International Istanbul Tulip Festival.

Given its architectural wonders, rich history and cultural heritage, Istanbul’s wow-factor is already off the charts. But this becomes especially true each spring, when the annual International Istanbul Tulip Festival (Istanbul Lale Festivali) bursts on the scene with its more than 18 million vibrant blooms. Continue Reading ›

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The New York Times Spotlights Serene Sri Lanka as One of the Best Places to Go in 2016

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The New York Times’ annual Places to Go list always presents a tempting array of destinations for the traveller craving that next one-of-a-kind journey. We were delighted to see the Times staff highlight A&K’s journeys to Sri Lanka, which each include the delightful coastal town of Trinco, known for its Hindu temples and lively resort atmosphere. A&K’s Marco Polo Journey, Sri Lanka: The Complete Island includes visits to a spice garden, tea plantation and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Galle Fort, which dates to the 17th century.

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Five Sites to Celebrate with an Incredible Sundowner

Group around a campfire viewing sunset

The sundowner is a tradition that dates back to 19th-century colonial Africa, when British soldiers would cap off a hot, dusty day in the bush with a cool alcoholic beverage, usually gin, as the sun sank slowly beneath the equatorial horizon.

This cordial ritual soon became a fixture of African safaris as well and, over time, has come to be applied to libations shared at the end of a hearty day of travel in virtually any locale — especially to toast a setting of extraordinary beauty. While countless destinations may be worthy of a refreshing sundowner, here are five that rank as simply incredible.

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5 Things That Will Surprise You in China

5 Things That Will Surprise You in China

Post by Nina Kokotas Hahn, A&K Staff Writer

A&K Staff Writer Nina Kokotas Hahn returns from a recent Luxury Small Group Journey to China and shares the five most surprising things to discover from Beijing to Shanghai.

China is not an easy place to anticipate. It is at once ancient and moving at the speed of light, communist and Buddhist, enormous and unexplained. I recently returned from my 14-day luxury China tour with Abercrombie & Kent, China & the Yangtze, a Luxury Small Group Journey, and  I was most struck by the places where old and new are still magically colliding.

From Beijing to Shanghai on my small-group tour, here are five things that surprised me about China. Continue Reading ›

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Explained: The Mekong River

Explained: The Mekong

Meet the “Mother of Water” on an A&K Luxury Cruise

Explained: The MekongSoutheast Asia is filled with diverse peoples and cultures, each with traditions uniquely their own. Yet this multifaceted region has one unifying element that offers locals and fans of luxury travel alike a common frame of reference — the enduring presence of the Mekong River.

The Mekong originates in China’s Qinghai Province where it is called Lancang Jiang, and flows southeast for 2,700 miles through the popular small group travel destinations of Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam, before it empties into the South China Sea. Like the Mississippi River in the United States, the mighty Mekong is vital to the lives of the tens of millions who live along its wide, winding waters. It is a source of sustenance, a means of travel, a place of business — in short, the Mekong is a way of life. Continue Reading ›

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The Top Five Can’t-Miss Festivals for Travellers

The Top Five Festivals in the World

A country’s cultural festivals celebrate the collective heritage of an entire people and instill in travellers a deeper appreciation for their chosen destination. A&K offers a brief look at five of the world’s greatest cultural festivals reveals their timeless appeal. Continue Reading ›

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