Abercrombie & Kent began on the plains of Africa, where Geoffrey Kent and his parents, Valerie and Colonel John Kent, pioneered a new style of luxury adventure travel in 1962. From modest beginnings, A&K grew into a globe-spanning network of companies, opening destinations previously inaccessible to visitors and establishing a new benchmark for experiential travel. Today, we are the world’s premier luxury travel company, with an unrivaled legacy of creating memorable, inspiring adventures in more than 100 countries on all seven continents. Our approach combines singular service, authentic local expertise and beyond-the-guidebook insider access, all of which come together to create a journey of a lifetime, every time you travel with us. A&K has over 55 offices in more than 30 countries, a global family ...Read more
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Abercrombie & Kent began on the plains of Africa, where Geoffrey Kent and his parents, Valerie and Colonel John Kent, pioneered a new style of luxury adventure travel in 1962. From modest beginnings, A&K grew into a globe-spanning network of companies, opening destinations previously inaccessible to visitors and establishing a new benchmark for experiential travel.Today, we are the world’s premier luxury travel company, with an unrivaled legacy of creating memorable, inspiring adventures in more than 100 countries on all seven continents. Our approach combines singular service, authentic local expertise and beyond-the-guidebook insider access, all of which come together to create a journey of a lifetime, every time you travel with us.A&K has over 55 offices in more than 30 countries, a global family consisting of more than 2,500 dedicated travel experts. Chief among them are the Resident Tour Directors® who lead each group departure, providing unmatched on-the-ground expertise with A&K local guides contributing along the way. We offer everything from inspiring small-group journeys to Luxury Tailor Made Travel, Luxury Expedition Cruises and Private Jet journeys, and we are consistently recognized as the gold standard for luxury travel by professionals and guests alike.With incomparable expertise and a passion for authentic discovery, Abercrombie & Kent reveals every destination from a true local perspective — and with a level of style and service beyond the reach of any other travel company.
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21 Sep 21Partner News
Snow Over Sand: Embracing the Winter with Outdoor AdventuresTime at home to realize personal passions has changed how people think about the world ...Read moreSnow Over Sand: Embracing the Winter with Outdoor Adventures - News & announcements
Time at home to realize personal passions has changed how people think about the worldWith summer officially coming to a close this week, outdoor enthusiasts don’t have to mourn the end. Abercrombie & Kent has curated active adventures that showcase the beauty of snow-covered destinations and feature activities best experienced in the winter months. From snowmobiling, snowshoeing and ice fishing in Finland and Sweden to tracking wolves in Wyoming, chasing the Northern Lights in Alaska, traversing steep mountain ridges in Iceland and exploring the White Continent with an expert photographer.“We have seen a dramatic increase in requests for the outdoors from our guests over the past year,” explains Beth Sherer, Director Product Development & Operations. “Towards the end of last year, we crafted journeys that reveal the beauty of destinations in the winter. We received positive feedback from guests and travel advisors and have since added more opportunities to explore remote destinations and cultures in a way that’s only possible during the winter months.”For travellers who prefer snow over sand, Abercrombie & Kent offers a range of luxury small group and private, Tailor Made journeys in Europe, the U.S. and Antarctica.New for 2022: Finland & Sweden: Adventure Across Lapland Experience an exhilarating winter adventure from cosmopolitan Helsinki and Stockholm to the far-north wilds of Lapland, learning the ways of the indigenous Sami people on an exclusive visit to a reindeer farm, venturing above the Arctic Circle for a sled-dog safari and searching for the northern lights.
- Explore charming Helsinki and magnificent Stockholm
- Visit a Finnish family in their private forest home to learn about their life as moose hunters
- Join a young Sami couple as they share the traditions, spirituality and history of their people
- Relax in some of Scandinavia’s most exclusive and unusual accommodations: a hotel built over an Arctic Lake, glass-domed Aurora Cabins and suites set in the Finnish forest
- Savor dinner in a snow castle, newly created each winter
- Limited to 18 guests; 11 days from $13,295 per person; departures available Jan-Mar
- Take a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the snow-draped forests of a real-life winter wonderland
- Hunt for the aurora borealis on a thrilling snowmobile safari through the Fell Lapland
- Relax in a traditional Finnish sauna, and perhaps, opt for a dip into the ice waters of Lake Sieri.
- Visit with herders at a reindeer farm, keeping warm with hot drinks, and go for a sleigh ride
- 8 days from $15,895 per person, double occupancy; departures available Jan-Mar, Nov-Dec
- Explore Iceland's colorful capital city and the diverse landscapes that line this island nation's southern coast
- Discover the roots of Icelandic civilization in Thingvellir National Park
- Trace the southern coastline’s black sand beaches, volcanic outcroppings and dramatic cliffs
- Venture into the man-made ice tunnels of Langjokull for a rare glimpse of a glacier's interior
- Traverse the mountain ridges of Thorsmork in a rugged Super Jeep
- 7 days from $12,495 per person, double occupancy; departures available Jan-Feb, Oct-Dec
- Watch for the stunning aurora borealis in one of the finest dark sky settings in the world
- Explore a glacier, including crevasse exploration, snow-cavern spelunking, sledding runs, ice climbing and rappelling
- Cross country ski, dogsled and snowshoe on frozen Finger Lake or on the Iditarod Trail
- 8 days, pricing upon request; departures available Feb-Mar
- Meet with a wolf biologist to learn about the challenges of reintroducing and integrating this apex predator into the park’s ecosystem, then search for the nearly 100 wolves that reside there
- Get a bird’s-eye view of the geothermal features of Yellowstone and the vistas of the Teton Range on a low-altitude flight.
- Snowshoe alongside a local expert through the backcountry of Jackson Hole.
- 7 days, pricing upon request; departures available Jan-Mar, Dec
- Cruise for 15 nights on an exclusively-chartered voyage, led by A&K’s Expedition Team featuring seasoned academics, scientists and real-life explorers
- Explore historic, wildlife-rich South Georgia with spectacular king penguin colonies and legendary sites that tell the tale of Antarctica’s greatest explorer, Sir Ernest Shackleton
- 18 days from $19,995 per person, double occupancy; Jan 4-21, 2022
14 Sep 21Partner News
Abercrombie & Kent Reveals Top Luxury Travel Trends for 2022Time at home to realize personal passions has changed how people think about the world ...Read moreAbercrombie & Kent Reveals Top Luxury Travel Trends for 2022 - News & announcements
Time at home to realize personal passions has changed how people think about the world
September 14, 2021After nearly two years of travel plans being disrupted, the most popular answer to “Where to Go in 2022?” might be “Anywhere!” During this hiatus, several new trends have begun to emerge that are changing the way people think about how they want to explore the world.“After months of lockdown, our clients are focused on where they want to go next. They’ve used this pause to realize personal passions, which has, in turn, inspired their travel choices,” explains Geoffrey Kent, founder of luxury travel company Abercrombie & Kent (A&K). “One of the main motivators for travel post-pandemic is spending quality time with family and friends. We saw a similar reaction after 9/11, when travellers began to value life experiences over luxury purchases, and I think we are going to see that again after this crisis.”Embracing the Outdoors Over the past eighteen months, travellers have traded big cities for wide open spaces.America’s First National Park Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Yellowstone, established in 1872. With more than 2 million acres of awe-inspiring landscapes, it is the iconic summer vacation, but is equally as beguiling in the wintertime. Take the entire family on Tailor Made Wyoming: Yellowstone Family Adventure (7 days; pricing on request). Explore off-the-beaten-path with a naturalist, searching for bison, wolves and more in Yellowstone's most wildlife-rich areas, Hayden Valley and Lamar Valley. But start planning now, because space filled up quickly last summer and those who missed out have already booked for next year. Or consider Tailor Made Wyoming: Winter Wildlife Safari (7 days; pricing on request), an exhilarating adventure in search of one America’s most elusive predators, the endangered grey wolf.Kenya: The Birthplace of the Modern Safari and A&K Geoffrey Kent started A&K in 1962 with just an ice bucket and a Land Rover. To celebrate 60 years of adventure by day and luxury by night, A&K is going back to where it all began, with an anniversary safari to experience the Great Migration, one of nature’s greatest spectacles. Kenya & Tanzania: A Great Migration Safari Adventure (10 days from $14,995) includes stays in luxurious boutique camps that boldly reimagine the classic safari in the Masai Mara Game Reserve, Serengeti National Park and a private concession on the Laikipia Plateau.New for 2022 is Sanctuary Tambarare, nestled in the shadow of Mount Kenya. With just 10 luxurious tents, this peaceful haven offers views across the grassy plateau of the award-winning Ol Pejeta Conservancy, 90,000 acres of unspoilt African wilderness, where the Big Five roam, including the last two northern white rhinos on earth. Experience Sanctuary Tambarare on Kenya Safari in Style (8 days from $8,695), a Hemingway-style adventure with a modern flair that ends at the recently-rebuilt Sanctuary Olonana, a stylish contemporary lodge with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Mara River.Underwater Sanctuaries Discover some of the rarest and most pristine marine ecosystems in the world on South Pacific Voyage: Komodo, Papua & Great Barrier Reef (Nov 21-Dec 7, 2022; 17 days from $18,995). Experience rarely-visited Komodo National Park and its namesake dragons; West Papua’s Triton Bay, the epicenter of the Coral Triangle; the spice islands of Maluku and Banda; and the astonishing Great Barrier Reef. Exploring alongside A&K’s Expedition Team, enjoy nature walks, local village visits, Zodiac excursions, and opportunities to snorkel and scuba dive.Winter Wonderland Winter can be an unexpectedly rewarding time for outdoor adventures, especially in the far north. On Finland & Sweden: Adventure Across Lapland (11 days from $13,295) make the most of the season with snowmobiling, snowshoeing and ice fishing as you roam from cosmopolitan Helsinki to the wilds of Lapland, ending in elegant Stockholm. Learn the ways of the indigenous Sami people on an exclusive visit to a reindeer farm, and venture above the Arctic Circle for a sled-dog safari and a chance to search for the northern lights.Edventure During the pandemic there was more time for hobbies and many took advantage of online classes. Now they are taking to the road to experience the places they learned about -- and want to see in person.Birding Birdwatching soared in popularity with more time at home. New and long-time birders add to their “life list” on Cruising the Enchanted Isles: Scotland, Ireland & England (Aug 26-Sep 8, 2022; 14 days from $15,995). With experts on everything from puffins to plankton, A&K’s Expedition Team shares knowledge gained from years of experience exploring the region. See the most important seabird breeding colonies in northwest Europe atop cliffs that provide refuge for more than 200 species, including fulmars and shags. Explore UNESCO-designated St. Kilda, home to the largest breeding colony of northern gannets in the world.Gardening Home gardening bloomed during the pandemic and, based on record seed sales, this new passion will flower for years to come. Celebrate the joy of spring on English Gardens & The Chelsea Flower Show (9 days from $10,495) with privileged access to private estates and gardens, as well as the world-famous Chelsea Flower Show.Culinary Sourdough starters and Zoom cocktail hours were quintessential quarantine pastimes. Now it’s time for travellers to expand their culinary borders with food and wine tastings at the source. On Tailor Made Italy: A Foodie Adventure (10 days from $14,295) toss authentic pizzas with an expert pizzaiolo; sample Chianti at a vineyard in the Val D’Orcia; taste mortadella, ciccioli and salsiccia passata in Bologna; and tour an acetaia (vinegar producer) to marvel at the flavor of sweet, thick balsamico. Savor the cuisine of Vietnam on Tailor Made Vietnam: Farm to Fork (13 days from $7,995). Sample local street food, kayak past fishing villages in Ha Long Bay, cycle through rice paddies before a cooking lesson with a local hill tribe, and sip tea with Hoi An elders. For the ultimate wine-tasting experience, exclusively charter the ‘Grand Cru’ barge on the Burgundy Canal (7 days from $58,000 per charter, limited to 8 guests), savoring the region’s finest wines with locally-sourced gourmet meals.Historic Moments100th Anniversary of the Discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamun In November of 1922, the world was abuzz with excitement over the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun by British archaeologist Howard Carter. Descend into the tomb and visit Carter’s home while sailing aboard the stylish Sanctuary ‘Sun Boat III’. Gaze out from between the massive paws of the Great Sphinx on a private visit. Float in a hot air balloon over the Temple of Luxor and the Avenue of the Sphinxes as the sun rises. Guests on A&K’s new Pharaohs & Pyramids (13 days from $12,495) will be amongst the first to see the newly excavated Wahtye Tomb at Sakkara, discovered after 4,400 years.‘Machu Picchu and the Golden Empires of Peru’ A new travelling exhibit devoted to the ancient cultures of Peru with nearly 200 artefacts from royal tombs makes its international debut in October at the Boca Raton Museum of Art. But Machu Picchu is a place that must be experienced in person to fully appreciate the sacred site, high on a peninsula above the Urubamba River. On Peru: Machu Picchu & the Sacred Valley (8 days from $6,295), a private lecture with a renowned scholar in Incan history describes what we know about the magnificent ruins. Or take it private on Tailor Made Peru: Path of the Incas (8 days from $5,495), with an overnight at the only hotel on site, allowing extra time to photograph early in the morning and at the end of the day.300th Anniversary of Easter Island “There exists in the midst of the great ocean, in a region where nobody goes, a mysterious and isolated island,” wrote the 19th-century French seafarer and artist Pierre Loti. The Dutch explorer Jacob Roggeveen first spied this tiny spit of volcanic rock 300 years ago on Easter Day 1722. Its nearly 1,000 statues, some almost 30 feet tall and weighing as much as 80 tons, remain an enigma, but the statue builders are far from vanished; their descendants are still making art and renewing cultural traditions. In February, join in the festivities to celebrate Rapa Nui culture on Easter Island & the Tapati Festival (8 days from $8,995).The Next Frontiers As travel ramps up, many are looking to go to places where few others have gone…places guaranteed to blow up on Instagram.Saudi Arabia A mysterious desert kingdom that has been closed to the outside world until recently, Saudi Arabia is the next go-to destination for pioneering adventure travellers. On Saudi Arabia: Desert Kingdoms (8 days from $9,895), discover the many hidden delights of this uncharted territory with ancient rock art and a slew of archaeological wonders, like Al Ula, the next Petra.South Pole More people have climbed Mount Everest than have been to the South Pole. It’s the last true wilderness on our planet and the final place where a traveller can feel like their footprints may be the first. Emperors & the South Pole (Dec 11-22, 2022; 12 days from $250,000), is an adventure into the heart of the White Continent, with the chance to visit a colony of 6,000 emperor penguins. Walk through a natural ice tunnel, ascend a never-before-climbed summit (earning the right to name the peak) and stand at the lowest point on earth — the South Pole, where only a very few have been privileged to go.Changing Landscapes The impact of climate change has been evident this year with record-breaking heatwaves and flooding. Nowhere else on earth has it been more keenly felt than in the polar regions, where rising sea levels and water temperatures are inspiring a desire to see these remote landscapes -- and the wildlife that depends on sea ice.Across the Arctic Embark on an expedition with A&K founder Geoffrey Kent through the rarely-transited Northwest Passage, from western Greenland through the Canadian Arctic to Nome, Alaska. Cruise The Northwest Passage from Greenland to the Bering Sea (Aug 23-Sep 15, 2022; 24 days from $32,995), following in the footsteps of legendary polar explorers under the wing of A&K’s expert Expedition Team‚ including an Inuit cultural expert. Learn about the Fort Ross Hudson Bay Trading Company outpost from David Reid, who formerly worked at the station. Visit the grave sites of the crew of the Erebus with historian Russel Potter, who retraced Franklin’s route. Learn about the dynamics of international relations in the Arctic from Frances Ulmer, former Lieutenant Governor of Alaska.Climate Change in Antarctica Professor James McClintock shares stories from more than 30 years of research into how climate change is affecting penguin rookeries on the Antarctic Peninsula. Antarctic Cruise Adventure: A Changing Landscape (Dec 9-21, 2022; 13 days from $12,995) is timed during the peak of austral summer, guaranteeing abundant wildlife, such as Adélie penguins, humpback whales and giant albatrosses. A&K exclusively charters one of the most environmentally-friendly ships to sail in polar waters, with cutting-edge technology that includes dynamic positioning and the most up-to-date wastewater treatment and recycling.# # #Prices are per person, double occupancy