Wellness-Inspired Luxury Small Group Journeys
At the heart of A&K’s new wellness-inspired Luxury Small Group Journeys is a mission to reveal the world’s most inspiring traditions and places in a way that authentically speaks to well-being. That means a perfect balance of deeply cultural and expertly led experiences in luxurious A&K style that also enrich the mind, body and spirit.
These journeys meaningfully combine culture and wellness as only A&K can. Travel to iconic destinations — Southeast Asia, India, Kenya and Peru — with a renowned A&K Resident Tour Director® and no more than 18 guests, all while immersing in activities and ancient practices that promote mindfulness, health and well-being, as well as unhurried stays in breathtaking accommodations noted for their wellness offerings.
Join us on a new and unique path to wellness in 2020.
Enrich the Mind, Body, and Spirit on Our Newest Journeys
Uniquely Cultural and Expertly Designed
A&K’s new wellness-inspired journeys combine our signature travel experience with rich opportunities to engage the mind, body and spirit in meaningful ways. That means enjoying everything you’ve come to expect on our Luxury Small Group Journeys — intimate, culturally immersive and luxurious journeys for couples and solo travellers led by an A&K Resident Tour Director — alongside wellness-focused experiences and deliberately relaxed stays that speak authentically to the places we visit.
Immersing the Mind and Spirit in Ancient Traditions
From a guided meditation by a waterfall with a local expert in Luang Prabang to a shaman-led ritual honoring Mother Earth Pachamama in Peru’s Sacred Valley to an ancestor ceremony on India’s Ganges River, experience the beautiful and timeless traditions that have shaped the cultures we explore. Inspiring private talks with local experts, such as on the healing properties of India’s ayurveda and Peru’s ayahuasca, provide further opportunities for an in-depth understanding of the timeless wisdom of each place.
Designed to Relax and Replenish
Relish at least one included spa treatment during your journey as well as a half day free of activities at each destination, offering you ample opportunities to relax and reflect. You’ll also enjoy nourishing meals at your hand-selected accommodations that incorporate locally sourced, organic ingredients.
As Active as You Wish
Every journey comes with frequent opportunities to be active, all of which are always included and always optional. Choose, for example, gentle sunrise yoga; a refreshing bike ride through the temples of Siem Reap or Udaipur’s countryside; a thrilling run with members of Kenya’s Maasai tribe; or a hike to a towering peak rising over Machu Picchu.
Experience the benefits of giving back when you visit the special communities we partner with to empower lasting change. Look for the leaf symbol to identify the Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy-supported projects you’ll discover on your journey.
Experience Authentic Cultural Travel in Superlative Style
Authentic Local Experts at Your Side
Your wellness-inspired Luxury Small Group Journey is led from start to finish by a Resident Tour Director, a year-round resident with the kind of insight into local culture that only a true local can bring. Adding additional color to your journey are local experts on your destination’s cultural and spiritual heritage, who help you to connect personally with every place you visit.
Adding the Personal Touch with Design Your Day®
On a select day of every itinerary, look forward to making your experience that much more personal when you Design Your Day, choosing from three diverse activities ranging from spa treatments to active excursions.
An Ideal Group Size for a Rejuvenating Journey
Every journey features a small-group size of no more than 18 guests, opening up a world of inspiring opportunities for couples and solo travellers to authentically connect with people and places off limits to large groups, and to reflect on your experiences among an intimate group of like-minded travellers. Enjoy more one-on-one interaction with your Resident Tour Director, as well as access to off-the-beaten-path sites and luxurious accommodations only open to a small group.
Thoughtful Luxuries from Start to Finish
With A&K’s exclusive Travelling Bell Boy® service, simply leave your packed bags behind in your room as you walk out the door, and find them waiting inside your room at your next accommodation. Every journey also includes Traveller’s Valet®, our exclusive, complimentary laundry service provided once per journey. Stay in touch with friends and family at home with complimentary Internet access during hotel stays (subject to availability). And twice during your journey, enjoy the opportunity to have continental breakfast served to you in the comfort of your hotel room. Private arrival and departure transfers are always included with your journey, regardless of when you choose to arrive or depart. Likewise, all of your gratuities are included, except one for your Resident Tour Director, which is at your sole discretion.
Enjoy Luxurious Accommodations that Enhance Well-Being
Exceptional Hotels with Wellness in Mind
Our local experts start by selecting the best hotels in every region, always synonymous with five-star style, and often a Condé Nast Traveler Gold List or Travel + Leisure World’s Best property. We then go a step further wherever possible to choose accommodations with ideal locations and exceptional amenities that promote rejuvenation, mindfulness and tranquility.
Ideal Locations for Reflection and Connection
Imagine waking in your own private casita enveloped by the Sacred Valley on Wellness Peru; in a former palace overlooking the holy Ganges River, where locals partake in spiritual practice daily on Wellness India; or amid the faraway pathways of the Masai Mara in a luxury lodge offering prime views of the resident wildlife on Wellness Kenya. On every wellness-inspired journey, expect stays in extraordinary and often intimate accommodations like these, always set in inspiring locales that are closest to the places you most dream of seeing.
Beautiful Spas Honoring Local Traditions
As important as the setting and surrounds of your hotel are the offerings within. With relaxation and rejuvenation top of mind, A&K experts zero in on accommodations boasting the very best holistic spas, such as you’ll find at Six Senses Krabey Island off the coast of Cambodia on Wellness Southeast Asia, where you can look forward to indulging in your choice of locally inspired treatments.
Harmonious Spaces and Wellness Amenities
We prioritize accommodations that bring a truly holistic dimension to your stay with an abundance of wellness amenities. Find everything from modern fitness centers and hammams, swimming pools, and restaurants sourcing their menu from an onsite organic garden to putting greens, croquet lawns, and scenic outdoor spaces, where you may take part in sunrise yoga or evening stargazing. With balance in mind, A&K wellness-inspired journeys also offer ample time on your own to enjoy these amenities at your leisure.