Demand for Small Group Travel is Back: Abercrombie & Kent Adds 15 New Itineraries for 2023
New Small Group Journeys to Nepal & Tibet, Germany, Southern Africa, Southeast Asia, Chile, Argentina & Brazil, France, Namibia and the Peruvian Amazon
July 13, 2022
As travel restrictions are being lifted around the world and travellers are excited to go out and explore new destinations in the company of other like-minded people, they’re finding the best way is as part of a small group. In response, Abercrombie & Kent has launched the most diverse portfolio in sixty years of small group travel, featuring new journeys from South Africa Safari in Style — one of three new itineraries in Southern Africa — to Taiwan, Singapore & Malaysia and Namibia, as well as immersive Peru: Machu Picchu & the Amazon and culturally-rich Nepal & Tibet, Germany and Chile, Argentina & Brazil.
“Between staycations and travelling in a bubble, the past two years have created a pent-up desire to get out and explore the world,” explains Stefanie Schmudde, A&K Vice President of Product Development & Operations. “Our guests have missed the joy of making new friends who share their curiosity and a desire to learn about other cultures.”
Abercrombie & Kent’s just released 272-page Small Group Journeys 2023 brochure features 70 inspiring adventures for every type of traveller, with new destinations across Africa, Europe, South America and Southeast Asia. Travel in a small group averaging only 14 like-minded guests, led by an A&K Resident Tour Director® and packed with the kind of authentic insider-access experiences that make a destination come alive. The globe-spanning collection encompasses not only A&K’s hallmark Luxury Small Group Journeys — the ultimate small-group travel experience — but also limited-edition Marco Polo journeys to more exotic locales.
New for 2023: Luxury Small Group Journeys
South Africa: Safari in Style includes time to experience Cape Town in depth, including Robben Island and Bo-Kaap, as well as the Marine Big Five at Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, and the Big Five on game drives and walking safaris in a private reserve...far away from the crowds. 10 days from $9,895
Germany: Berlin to Bavaria is a chance to explore the history and culture of Germany from Berlin, where you meet with a local artist who lived in the shadow of the Berlin Wall, to Munich, as well as the hidden gems of Dresden, Leipzig and the fairy tale landscapes of southern Bavaria. 10 days from $9,895
Peru: Machu Picchu & the Amazon features active adventures such as a gastronomy-focused bike tour of Lima, a trek in the Sacred Valley alongside local villagers and llamas and an opportunity to hike the last portion of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, along with a three-night cruise onboard the ‘Aria Amazon.’ 11 days from $12,995
Splendors of Chile, Argentina & Brazil explores the iconic cities and rugged landscapes of South America with immersive food and wine experiences, including wine-blending in Mendoza, and the chance to visit both sides of Iguazu Falls. 11 days from $11,795
New for 2023: Limited Edition Marco Polo Journeys
Namibia: Dunes & Desert Safari
Encounter rare wildlife in Etosha National Park and marvel at otherworldly landscapes, including the iconic dunes of Sossusvlei. Travel far off the beaten path to meet the indigenous Himba tribe and venture into the truly remote Kaokoland region. Stay in luxurious desert lodges and camps, accessed by private air charters. 12 days from $13,695
French Gardens: Paris & the Loire
Celebrate the stunning gardens and châteaux of France, including an entire day at the International Garden Festival at Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire. Stroll the Jardin des Plantes in Paris and join an award-winning florist for a master class at the Château de Chenonceau. Sit down to a Champagne picnic on the grounds of Versailles and privately tour a château in the Loire Valley with its owner. 9 days from $12,895
Singapore & Malaysia: Tapestry of Cultures
Discover the rich contrast between the soaring architecture of Singapore and Kuala Lumpur and the tropical beauty of the highlands. Visit the film locations in ‘Crazy Rich Asians,’ from the hawker-filled Newton Food Centre to the futuristic Supertree Observatory and the historic Blue Mansion, where you learn to play mahjong from an expert. 11 days from $9,895
Taiwan: Natural & Cultural Riches
Venture from the Qing Dynasty-era temples of Taipei to the lush forests, narrow gorges and alpine peaks of Taroko National Park, learn the intricacies of harvesting tea and meet an expert who explains Taiwan’s pivotal place in world politics. 10 days from $11,595
Nepal & Tibet: From the Jungle to the Roof of the World
Discover the cultural treasures of the Kathmandu Valley and track one-horned rhinos and the elusive Bengal tiger in the wilds of Chitwan National Park. Learn what it takes to summit Mount Everest from an expert climber before flightseeing around Mount Everest. Explore Lhasa’s Potala Palace and unwind in the lush foothills of Dhulikhel.
Every journey is led by an A&K Resident Tour Director® from beginning to end and includes award-winning accommodations, plus a choice of Design Your Day® experiences in a select destination. A&K exclusives include Traveller’s Valet®, complimentary mid-journey laundry service, Travelling Bell Boy® service to transfer luggage between hotels, and Breakfast in Bed, two leisurely mornings where guests may enjoy a continental breakfast in the comfort of their hotel room. Private arrival and departure transfers are included, regardless of date of arrival. Most importantly, every A&K small-group journey is guaranteed to depart with a minimum of two guests.
Those who prefer to travel with a group of family or friends may “Take It Private,” with A&K recreating a small group itinerary exclusively for their private party.
For more information on A&K’s complete portfolio of Small Group Journeys, go to https://www.abercrombiekent.com/, call 800.554.7094 to speak with an A&K Travel Consultant or contact your travel professional.
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Pricing is per person, double occupancy
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