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Affordable Private Touring Holiday ideas from Abercrombie & Kent to take you from August – December 2014.

March 25, 2014 Travel Deals No Comments Email Email

Travellers looking for an affordable holiday that includes comfortable and well located accommodation, private touring with a driver/guide and their own vehicle plus the signature style which Abercrombie & Kent is famous for, will relish the new collection of Connections Private Touring choices.

Designed for one or two people, here are A&K’s recommendations for travel later in the year.

August: Botswana

With game viewing at its peak in Botswana in August there’s no better time to go. Experience two of the country’s most diverse wildlife areas – the Okavango Delta and Moremi Game Reserve – with comfortable bush camps a highlight and game viewing offered in 4WD vehicles, mokoros (local dugout canoe), motorboats and on foot. Look out for predators, herds of buffalo, red lechwe, spotted hyena, hippo, elephant and much much more.

A&K’s 7-day ‘Botswana: Okavango Safari’ departs 6 and 13 August 2014 and is priced from $6,060 per person twin share.

September: Sri Lanka

In Sri Lanka, great shoulder season savings are a highlight in September. A&K’s journey there reveals the country’s colonial history on a walking tour of Colombo and the tea plantations of Nuwara Eliya. Three World Heritage sites are also included in the famous Cultural Triangle, a pooja ceremony at the Temple of the Tooth plus a chance to meet spice growers in the Matale area.

A&K’s 9-day ‘Sri Lanka: Tea & Temples’ journey departs 6, 13, 20 and 27 September 2014 and is priced at $1,695 per person twin share.

October: Peru

Best visited in the dry season, Peru also plays host to the largest religious procession in South America in October when the people of Lima celebrate ‘The Lord of Miracles’. A&K’s 8-day journey explores the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the ruins of Machu Picchu, the colonial and Inca highlights of Cusco and a walking tour in Lima. Stay in delightful boutique hotels, visit colourful local markets and connect with artisans in a weaving workshop.

A&K’s 8-day ‘Peru: Inca Delights’ itinerary departs 5, 12, 19 and 26 October 2014 and is priced at $3,220 per person twin share.

November: China

With temperatures cooling and crowds minimal, November is an ideal time to visit China. A&K’s Connections Private Tour there includes sightseeing of Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and the old hutongs. There’s a stroll along the Great Wall and the Terracotta Warriors of Xian. A Yangzi cruise on the luxurious Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer explores the Three Gorges and allows guests to mingle with locals in a riverside village. Terminating in Shanghai, guests make a neighbourhood connection in the Old Town.

A&K’s 10-day ‘China: A Yangzi Sojourn’ departs 2, 9, and 16 November 2014 and is priced at $4,215 per person twin share.

December: Vietnam

December is an excellent time to visit Vietnam with moderate temperatures and little rain in the north plus blue skies and sunny conditions in the south. In Hanoi, A&K’s 8-day journey includes a culinary connection at Madame Hien’s famous restaurant, a walking tour in the Old Quarter plus the city’s major sights. A cruise on Halong Bay is included aboard the modern luxe vessels of Bhaya Cruises and there’s touring of Hoi An including markets and a silk worm producing enterprise. In the south, tour Ho Chi Minh City, the markets and Cu Chi tunnels.

A&K’s 8-day ‘Vietnam: North to South’ journey departs 1, 8 and 15 December 2014 and is priced at $2,185 per person twin share.

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