Abercrombie & Kent’s exclusive portfolio of expert-led small group journeys takes guests to some of the most culturally and naturally intriguing destinations in the world. Each in-depth itinerary is creatively designed with educational elements and local encounters that broaden the mind. A&K’s latest cultural odyssey takes adventurers to remote regions of Ghana, Togo and Benin to discover tribal worlds guided by ancient spirits. You’ll visit voodoo practitioners, watch trance-dances and learn about the influence voodoo spirits still have on people.
Keeping with the supernatural, Mexico is at its vibrant best for the Day of the Dead. There’s nothing morbid about this festival; it’s all about celebrating the departed with pageants, shrines, street parties, home altars and markets full of decorated sugar skulls. Further south, Chile, Bolivia and Peru offer adventure by day and comfort by night. Highlights of northern Chile combine with the extraordinary Bolivian salt flats and the wonders of Peru’s Lake Titicaca and Cusco.
Few places on earth offer more ‘ways to witness the Aurora Borealis than Norway. This extraordinary phenomenon of coloured lights dancing across the dark sky occurs during the long winter nights. In Iran, you’ll bedazzled by World Heritage Sites, and amazed by the architectural delights of Isfahan, the ancient ruins of Persepolis and the mesmerising gardens and bazaars of Shiraz. Mongolia, too, is a vast, remote and strikingly beautiful nation. Nomads still eke out a living on the steppe as they have for centuries, passing down age-old practices of horsemanship, herding and hunting. Food takes centre stage on a cruise down the Mekong River. Join acclaimed chef and author Christine Manfield for a week-long voyage through the heart of Cambodia and Vietnam.