Introducing Marco Polo Journeys by Abercrombie and Kent
Abercrombie and Kent is North America's leading supplier of luxury journeys. For over 25 years, our most dedicated travellers have looked to their Marco Polo Journeys for itineraries rich in exotic destinations and unique insider-access - what we call the luxury of access. Led by A&K's most revered Resident Tour Directors with no more than 18 guests, Marco Polo Journeys venture farther off the beaten track and deeper into special interests, sometimes forgoing a creature comfort for the exclusivity of experience afforded by the road less taken.
Tour Directors bring your itinerary to life through decades, if not an entire lifetime, of firsthand experience in your destination, while A&K's extensive local ties and network of local offices around the world afford access to people and sites far beyond the reach of the average traveller. Whether it's watching a private kung fu demonstration in the Shaolin Temple or attending a member's only day at the Chelsea Flower Show, A&K takes you past the crowds of waiting tourists and into places no other travel company can go. A&K brings five-star service to every journey. From picking you up at the airport and handling your baggage with a VIP Travelling Bell Boy® service to covering your gratuities, they mind every detail so that you can fully enjoy your destination. A&K also gives you a helping hand with Traveller's Valet® - complimentary laundry service at the midpoint of your journey to help keep your luggage light. In keeping with the Marco Polo experience, accommodations are handpicked to immerse you deeper into the local culture. From palaces to yurts, from trains to yachts — your experience is made all the more authentic by the places you stay.
Here is a selection of their best Marco Polo Journeys for 2018.
Ethiopia: Historic Route & Simien Mountains 2018 11 Days from US$7,295 Reveal the secrets of this enchanting country as you discover the source of the Blue Nile, examine the groundbreaking Lucy skeleton, spot the Simien Mountains' distinctive gelada baboons and explore extraordinary rock-hewn churches such as Bet Giyorgis (the Church of St. George). View tour
Uganda: Gorillas & Beyond 2018 11 Days from US$10,795 Journey up the Nile River to Murchison Falls; trek through Kibale National Park in search of chimpanzees; and track - and closely observe - endangered mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. View tour
South Africa: The Royal Portfolio Edition 2018 12 Days from US$16,995 Savor South Africa's most exclusive accommodations as you enjoy the world-class game viewing of the Greater Kruger Area, relax at a seaside retreat in Hermanus, sample fine regional wines in Franschhoek and explore the streets of Cape Town. View tour
Namibia & Botswana: Dunes, Delta & the Kalahari 2018 15 Days from US$18,995 Set out on an epic adventure as you cruise among Walvis Bay's teeming marine life, marvel at the towering dunes of the Sossusvlei, track the "Big Five" in the lush Okavango Delta, and explore the Kalahari with Zu'hoasi Bushmen trackers. View tour
Chile: Easter Island & the Tapati Festival 2018 8 Days from US$8,795 Journey to one of the world's most isolated destinations, Easter Island, attending five days at the vibrant Tapati Rapa Nui Festival; observing mysterious, human-like moai statues; and seeing grass-skirted dancers perform to Polynesian music. View tour
Colombia's Colonial Charm 2018 11 Days from US$5,795 Explore four of Colombia's most iconic cities as you celebrate artist Fernando Botero in Bogotá, savor some of the world's finest coffee in Pereira, learn about Medellín's latest renaissance and discover the local eateries of Cartagena. View tour
India: Wildlife Safari - Lions, Tigers & Leopards 2018 14 Days from US$8,995 Explore some of the world's most treasured ecosystems as you track elusive leopards, Asiatic lions and Bengal tigers on game drives through India's biodiverse jungles, savannas and acacia forests. View tour
Nepal & Tibet: From the Jungle to the Roof of the World 2018 11 Days from US$6,995 Venture from the lofty Himalaya to the wild jungle as you flightsee Mount Everest, track one-horned rhinos in in Chitwan National Park, explore Lhasa's Potala Palace and unwind in the lush foothills of Dhulikhel. View tour
Sri Lanka: Island of Temples & Trade Winds 2018 12 Days from US$10,995 Uncover the wonders of sacred temples and a clifftop fortress, take off on a private helicopter flight over Sri Lanka's lush landscapes, and track leopards and elephants on game drives through Yala National Park. View tour
Vietnam: The Spirit of a Nation Revealed 2018 12 Days from $5,995 Discover the many faces of this dynamic nation as you explore Hanoi's Old Quarter, cruise Ha Long Bay, pedal rural Mai Chau, uncover Hue's imperial legacy, taste the local flavors of Hoi An and stroll the bustling streets of Ho Chi Minh City. View tour
Legends of the East by Rail: Bangkok to Singapore & Bali 2018 12 Days from US$11,395 Savor three distinct flavors of Asia as you travel from Bangkok to Singapore on the Eastern & Oriental Express, experiencing the lush, pastoral countryside of Thailand and Malaysia along the way. Continue to Bali, replete with stunning rice terraces, pristine beaches and exotic temples. View tour
Papua New Guinea & the Mount Hagen Sing Sing Festival 2018 14 Days from US$11,995 Witness cultural traditions rarely seen by Western eyes as you cruise the Karawari River in search of remote tribal villages, spot a dazzling array of exotic birdlife and marvel at the brilliant spectacle of the Mount Hagen Sing Sing Festival. View tour China's Imperial Cities 2018 15 Days from US$9,295 Witness the art of kung fu where it originated, the Shaolin Temple; see the Terra Cotta Warriors alongside an on-site archaeologist; and take a leisurely bamboo raft ride down the Li River on a fascinating journey through China. View tour
Mongolia: Naadam Festival & the Khan Legacy 2018 12 Days from US$11,795 Retrace the footsteps of the Khan legacy as you take in the vivid spectacle of a centuries-old festival, explore the far-flung wilds of the Gobi Desert, and follow Kublai Khan's influence to the winding lanes of Beijing. View tour
Jordan: Lawrence of Arabia's Jordan 2018 10 Days from US$6,795 Follow in the footsteps of T.E. Lawrence as you ride on the Hejaz Railway, explore Wadi Rum alongside a Bedouin guide and savor dinner under twinkling desert skies, capping your visit off with a therapeutic dip in the Dead Sea. View tour
Jordan & Egypt:Petra to the Pyramids & a Nile Yacht Cruise 2018 14 Days from US$9,995 Float down the Nile aboard the luxurious, boutique Sanctuary 'Zein Nile Chateau'; discover an Egyptian pyramid from the inside out; and explore ancient Petra, a fabled "rose-red city" with well-preserved Roman ruins. View tour