For 2019 Abercrombie & Kent has developed four new journeys that combine their trademark luxe experiences with a thrill of adventure. The Marco Polo Journeys will take guests from the remote wetlands of Brazil’s Pantanal to the coastal wilderness of Canada or the far-flung desert oasis of Oman’s Wahiba Sands, to the hidden paradise of Papua New Guinea.
“We’ve selected destinations and experiences that may not be on many travellers’ radars yet, but that offer the kind of authentic encounters seasoned travellers are in search of,” said Abercrombie & Kent President Keith Baron. “For the culturally-curious traveler, luxury is as easily found in the depths of Brazil’s Pantanal as it is on the gleaming skydeck of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.”
Brazil: The Amazon, Pantanal & Iguazu Falls –This journey will combine a wealth of experiences like exploring the Amazon by canoe, taking a nighttime safari in search of nocturnal wildlife, visiting an isolated village on the Rio Negro and exploring the Pantanal, a wetland that offers opportunities to sight ocelots, anteaters and jaguars.
Wild Canada: Belugas & Bears – This summer adventure to in Canada’s northern reaches includes a coastal tour of Hudson Bay to observe wildlife in their summer habitat. Find beluga whales as they gather at the mouth of the Churchill River and get a close up look at American bison up in Fort Whyte. This trip includes a private cooking class with a local chef.
Papua New Guinea & the Goroka Festival – Here you get to join a gathering of more than 100 local tribes for the Goroka Festival, a celebration of Papua New Guinea’s independence. Take a three-night cruise on the Karawari River, winding past unspoiled villages and pristine rainforests and enjoy intimate interactions with the distinctive cultures from the Huli Highlands, and Sepik River and Mount Hagen regions.
Oman & the Emirates: The Sands of Time – From camelback rides in the desert to an experience of traditional Bedouin hospitality in an overnight camp beneath the stars, this trip promises the best of the Emirates. You’ll visit the Nizwa Fort and Jabrin Castle, as well as the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, and Abu Dhabi’s newest cultural beacon, the Louvre Museum. You can also savor 360-degree views of Dubai’s skyline from the observation deck of the world’s tallest skyscraper.
Prices range from $6,495 to $10,995 and each journey is open to just 18 guests.
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