A&K’s exclusive portfolio of expert-led small group journeys takes guests to a variety of different destinations around the world. The journeys are creatively designed with educational elements and local encounters that broaden the mind and deliver in-depth experiences of the destination. Intimate group sizes of 14 to 24 travel with expert local tour hosts and in addition on some departures a Guest Host. Departures are guaranteed for a minimum of 2 guests with a half or full day of leisure time always included for relaxing or exploring on your own. Authentic local dining experiences are a highlight and all tipping is included (except to hosts). The finest accommodation has been selected in boutique style properties where possible with consistent room types, a high level of service and excellent location. In destinations where standards are more rustic the best available selection is made. All breakfasts and many other meals are included with special welcome and farewell dinners including wine a highlight.
To allow you to properly connect with your destination, we have limited the size of these groups to between 14 and 24 guests. This means you travel with a manageable number of others in smaller vehicles, have better access to your host and can visit places which are off limits to larger groups. We’ll also guarantee all departures once a minimum of two guests is reached.
On each of these journeys you are accompanied by an A&K host or a Guest Host. Our A&K Hosts are local to the destination visited with years of experience guiding small group tours adding an intimate flavour to the experience. Our Guest Hosts are charismatic travelling companions with a strong connection to the destination or a particular expertise relevant to the journey focus. They may be an acclaimed chef, a professional photographer, a published author or an accomplished naturalist. Whatever their passion, they will add a unique level of interest to your experience.
Luxurious well located boutique style hotels have been hand-selected on A&K’s hosted journeys. In destinations where standards are more rustic the best available selection is made. They range from a colonial style tented camp in the high Himalaya to a luxury eco-lodge in Sri Lanka and a restored masseria in Puglia, Italy. Each is full of character with good food, great views and top notch service with room standards consistent throughout.
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We’ve designed our hosted journeys to be well paced so you don’t return home needing another holiday. We’ve even included time at leisure so you can explore the destination on your own, shop for mementos or simply relax and enjoy your surrounds.
Each hosted journey includes breakfast daily and many other meals including a number of authentic local dining experiences giving you the chance to sample fresh produce and the local cuisine. Special welcome and farewell dinners including wine are a highlight. These are wonderful opportunities to meet your host and fellow travelling companions at the start of the trip and relive fond experiences at the end. All tipping is included (except to hosts) which avoids having to make those awkward calculations at every stop.
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