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February 4, 2014 Tour Operator No Comments Email Email

Planning a getaway in the first half of 2014? From the new portfolio of A&K Connections Small Group Journeys here are some of our top recommendations.

Each journey is guaranteed to operate with a minimum of two guests, offers outstanding value for money, with group sizes limited to just 24 passengers and an expert A&K tour director on every departure. Accommodation is in comfortable, well-located hotels and lodges with A&K’s expert touring and sightseeing a given. Special local connections are a feature throughout.  Sidebar LBH 250x250

February – India
Immerse yourself in the land of colour and spice on A&K’s 11-day small group journey. Take in all the highlights of Delhi and Jaipur, the history and fascinating culture of Varanasi plus the temples of Khajuraho and of course the timeless Taj Mahal – where guests visit at sunset and sunrise. Make a Spiritual Connection when you participate in an aarti ceremony on the Ganges. Take a rickshaw ride through bustling market alleys in Delhi and an elephant safari through the countryside near Jaipur.

A&K’s 11-day India: Spiritual Splendours Journey departs 16 February 2014 and is priced at US$4,875 per person.


March – Chile & Argentina
Explore two of South America’s most rewarding countries on this fascinating small group journey. See all the Chilean capital has to offer plus the colourful port city of Valparaiso and the Maipo valley wine region. Across the Andes in neighbouring Argentina sample the finest wines from the vineyards of Mendoza, make a Market Connection on the banks of the Parana River and tour the Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires’ impressive Opera House.

A&K’s 10-day Chile & Argentina: Across the Andes itinerary departs 5 March 2014 and is priced at US $5,060 per person.


April – China
This 14-day small group journey ticks off all the popular highlights of Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Xian and the Yangzi River at an affordable price point. The Yangzi cruise on board Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer is four indulgent nights travelling through the breathtaking Three Gorges and to the dam site. There are Neighbourhood Connections in Beijing’s hutongs where guests tour by pedicab and meet a local family. A Culinary Connection with a noodle making demonstration plus a stroll along the Great Wall and a drive by the Olympic sites.

A&K’s 14-day China: Life Along the Yangtze tour departs 23 April and price is from US $6,690 per person.


May – Turkey
Spring in Turkey is a magical time to visit and you’ll be there well before the European summer kicks off. Start off in cosmopolitan Istanbul where you’re treated to the city’s best sweet treats in the Spice Market. Make a Spiritual Connection at a whirling dervish performance and a Neighbourhood Connection when you travel like a local on Istanbul’s ferries, trams and funicalrs. See the intriguing fairy chimneys of Cappadocia and stay in an atmospheric cave hotel. Finish off on the Aegean coast where Ephesus is the major draw card.

A&K’s 11-day Turkey: From Istanbul to the Aegean journey departs 12 May 2014 and price is US$5,970 per person.


June – Tanzania
Experience a quintessential safari when you visit Tanzania with A&K, the company who pioneered the modern safari adventure. Observe exceptional wildlife in Tarangire, see the Ngorongoro Crater which has its own unique ecosystem and the show-stopping plains of the Serengeti. Make a Neighbourhood Connection when you visit an A&K Philanthropy supported school and a Maasai village. Accommodation on safari is in comfortable, well located lodges.
A&K’s 8-day Tanzania: World of Wildlife itinerary departs 25 June 2014 and is priced at US $5,090 per person.


July – Canadian Rockies
For sheer scenic beauty, it’s had to go pass Canada. On this small group journey guests visit Calgary, Lake Louise where accommodation is at the legendary Chateau Lake Louise, the icefields of Jasper and finishing at Banff where guests are put up at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotels. During the visit to picturesque Moraine Lake, a nature and landscape photography lesson is included with a professional photographer.

A&K’s 8-day North America: Canadian Rockies departs 5 July 2014 and is priced at US $5,395 per person.


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