Four Epic Family Adventures to Always Remember
The biggest travel trend of 2022? Family vacations in bucket list destinations
January 26, 2022
Parents are often reminded that they only have 18 summers with their kids. So, more than ever before, families are feeling the pressure to plan bigger, more epic family vacations this year to make up for the last two “lost” summers. Luxury travel experts Abercrombie & Kent report the focus is on exploring the natural world and seeing (and photographing) animals in their natural habitat.
“Our guests have had two years to dream about where to go next and are planning bigger and more rewarding trips, centered around the outdoors,” explains Stefanie Schmudde, vice president Product Development & Operations. “Grandparents are mindful of the precious time they’ve lost with their children and grandchildren. After months of not being able to see each other, they are ready to plan and dream big.”
NEW: Family Galapagos & Peru Summer Adventure
The enchanted islands of the Galapagos are magical for children. They can imagine themselves as Dr. Doolittle, coming face to face with blue-footed boobies, giant tortoises, sea lions and iguanas, with time to swim, snorkel, kayak and paddleboard, while grandparents and younger children can watch from a glass bottom boat. After cruising for four nights aboard the exclusively-chartered ‘La Pinta,’ fly to Peru and take the train through the Andes to one of the new seven wonders of the world: Machu Picchu. Active family members can disembark at KM 104 and hike the last section along the Inca Trail. June 28–July 10, 2022; thirteen days from $12,995 per person.
Family Costa Rica
Teenage adventure seekers will thrill at the chance to explore Costa Rica’s rainforests by zipline, aerial tram, suspended bridges and kayak or boat to discover wild creatures, including caimans, monkeys, toucans and even poison dart frogs, alongside an expert local guide. Plan to travel in July to see endangered Atlantic green sea turtles nesting on the protected beaches of Tortuguero National Park. Seven days from $3,995 per person; children 17 and under save $500.
Alaska is a vast, untouched wonderland waiting to be explored. Marvel at calving glaciers and marine wildlife, including humpback whales and harbor seals, on a private cruise of Prince William Sound. Ride on the Alaska Railroad in a Deluxe Dome Car to Denali National Park, then fly over the peaks and glaciers before landing on the surface of a glacier. Search for moose, grizzly and wolves on a float trip down the Portage River. Learn about Alaskan huskies and dogsledding on a private visit to the dog kennels of Iditarod racer Dallas Seavey. Eight days from $7,395 per person; children 17 and under save $500.
Family Kenya & Tanzania Safari
Watch and photograph elephant, lion, leopard, giraffe and rhino in their natural habitat -- much closer than you ever thought possible thanks to the tracking skills of A&K’s handpicked safari guides. Custom-made vehicles provide an unobstructed view from every seat. View some of the earliest human fossils at Olduvai Gorge and meet with a Maasai elder to learn about the traditions of these nomadic people. Come together for a Family Foodie Experience and the chance to cook some authentic African dishes alongside a local chef. A Child Activity Coordinator arranges engaging activities for younger guests throughout the expedition. Twelve days from $11,695 per person; children 17 and under save $500.
Peace of Mind
An A&K Resident Tour Director leads each adventure, leaving parents (and grandparents) free to spend quality time with their children, instead of planning what to do next and how to get there. Exclusive amenities include Traveller’s Valet complimentary laundry service at the midpoint of the journey; Travelling Bell Boy® service to transfer luggage from one hotel to the next, as well as complimentary Internet Access. Private arrival and departure transfers are included, regardless of when guests arrive or depart.
Guests must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as well as A&K staff. Enhanced health and safety protocols meet or exceed the travel industry’s best practices. A&K’s local presence provides 24/7 support to handle the unexpected.
With A&K’s Book With Confidence, families can plan a vacation with complete peace of mind. Book now for travel through December 31, 2022, and guests may change or cancel up to 30 days prior to departure in the event of a COVID-19-related reason.
To make the most of this summer, go to https://www.abercrombiekent.com, call 800 554 7094 to speak to a travel consultant or contact your travel professional.
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