Words by Carlie Tucker
When it comes to blending luxury travel with once-in-a-lifetime experiences, Abercrombie & Kent know their stuff. Established in 1962, they have dedicated the last 50 plus years to providing unique experiences that inspire. From Trans-Siberian train excursions to Antarctic treks, you can explore every inch of the globe in style.
Continuing to provide incredible tours and experiences, they have released their 2015 must-see destinations. Here's a look at the top five:
Rivers of Southeast Asia
Steeped in history, the rivers of Southeast Asia reward curious travellers with an off-the-beaten-track experience that provides a glimpse into the awe-inspiring landscapes shaped by the mighty Mekong river. Stilt villages and exotic birdlife; pagodas and Buddhist monasteries, it's a chance to marvel at the cultural beauty and immerse yourself in the local culture.
Often described as a sensory overload, India is a destination that surprises and delights at every turn. Blending iconic landmarks like the Taj Mahal with rural safari excursions to view elephants, rhinos and tigers, India can satisfy any inkling for adventure. Rich culture, delicious food and incredible hospitality will ensure an unforgettable Indian experience no matter where the road takes you.
There is no place on earth that can rival Southern Africa when it comes to wildlife. Home to the 'Big 5' it holds a place on many travel bucket lists. At the heart of Southern Africa, Zambia inspires with striking unspoilt landscapes where big game roam free. Or, head for Botswana where the Chobe National Park and the Okavango Delta provide up close game viewing opportunities.
Brimming with culture and iconic landmarks, China is a particularly rewarding destination for all types of traveller. You can take in the vast expanse of the Great Wall one day and discover the mystery of the Terra Cotta Warriors the next. Inviting travellers to delve into the local lifestyle headfirst, hands-on experiences will have you learning kung fu one moment and seeing baby pandas the next.
The ancient mysteries of Egypt have long beckoned to travellers. And it's no wonder with sights such as the Ancient Pyramids and Sphinx promising a glimpse into the rich culture and history of one of the oldest civilisations on Earth. Explore the intriguing collections of the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, or cruise the Nile from Luxor to Aswan. 2015 is the year to mark Egypt off your to-do list.
For more information on Abercrombie & Kent tours and all of these top 2015 destinations, call one of our First and Business experts on 1300 038 785.