1. Riding with gauchos in Argentina
Looking for the crème de la crème of adventure holidays, look no further than Argentina. Known for it’s mouthwatering steaks and galloping gauchos we can guarantee there will be something for all. Here you’ll never be short on culture and you’ll never be bored, from the glaciers to waterfalls with high mountains it will be a scenic delight.
If you’re ready to visit Argentina, this 14-night Abercrombie & Kent holiday package will ease you in whilst ensuring unforgettable moments at every turn. As you arrive at Buenos Aires you’ll be met by a representative from A&K where you’ll be driven to the Four Seasons for three nights. Your guide will ensure you see all the wonders Buenos Aires has to offer with an insightful tour of the capital. Other activities will include a visit to the Bombonera Stadium but even better you’ll spend the day at Adolfo Cambiaso’s home, the world’s greatest polo player.
Leaving Buenos Aires your next destination will be El Calafate where you’ll spend two nights at the Adventure Domes Patagonia. There you’ll spend your mornings trekking over glaciers and enjoying the wildness backdrop. Your itinerary will also include two nights in Bariloche, the Alps of South America, a region that needs no selling point because the beauty of the region speaks for itself. In Bariloche, you’ll saddle up for a ride on horseback through the woodlands trails which will be a firm favourite with the kids. After Bariloche, you’ll fly to Posadas in the Ibera Wetlands staying in one of the largest freshwater reservoirs on the continent.
If you thought your itinerary was jam-packed with adventure there’s more to come, after leaving Ibera Wetlands you’ll spend your remaining days in Puerto Iguazy with activities including a full day visit to the National Park, before jetting back to the UK.
Flights leave from London Heathrow and Gatwick to Buenos Aires. Flight time is 13+ hours and you won’t need a visa.
Price: 14 nights from £5,925 per person, based on two adults and two children under 12 travelling together, including international flights.
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2. Arabian adventure in Oman
For a tantalising holiday experience like no other, Oman has it all. You and your family will be catapulted to a mesmerising world of aromatic and colourful markets, tropical climate and dunes – a lot of them.
Oman epitomises Arabian exoticism and combines historic culture with modernity. For example, the capital Muscat is absolutely spellbinding. You’ll get absolutely lost among the vibrant souks, and invigorating atmosphere but you can equally find comfort in one of the many glorious hotels set up for today’s travelling family. One of the best hotels is the Shangri-La Al Waha, Oman’s first dedicated family hotel decked out with all amenities and activities you could possibly need.
If Oman sounds like the next destination to tick off your bucket list, you’ll enjoy this Abercrombie & Kent 9-night holiday package – jam-packed will all kinds of delights. You’ll start in Muscat where you’ll get a chance to truly explore its beauty from a with a visit to the Grand Mosque and local markets soaking the culture and atmosphere around you. From Muscat, you’ll move onto Nizwa to see a different side of Arabia from the dramatic scenery, sharp winding roads and friendly charming villages.
During your trip, you’ll experience sheer excitement as you hit the dunes in Wahiba in a 4×4 as well as visiting the Ras al Jinz Scientiﬁc Centre, where your little ones will learn all about turtle conservation – and even watch mother turtles come to shore to nest! You’ll end your trip where you began, back in the heart of the capital to make the most of the amazing facilities at Shangri-La Al Waha and trust us, you’ll make memories you’ll treasure for a lifetime.
Flights depart daily from London Heathrow, direct to Muscat. Flight duration is over seven hours (GMT +4). Visas are required and are issued on arrival.
Price: 9 nights from £3,590 per adult based on two sharing and £3,370 per child based on two children per family. Prices include international flights.
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3. Spot the Big 5 in Kenya
What better way to bring adventure alive than Kenya. Your kids may have had an insight to Africa through The Lion King, but their imaginations are just waiting to be untapped. Kenya not only has an enviable climate but has the world’s most breathtaking wildlife that will amaze all ages.
If an exciting safari holiday is right up your street, this phenomenal Abercrombie & Kent 9-night holiday package to Kenya is unmissable. Your itinerary will start in Nairobi, where on arrival you’ll be greeted by a member of the A&K team who will transfer you to Giraffe Manor, a five-star hotel where you’ll stay for two nights. Your family may be in for quite the treat in the mornings –resident giraffe are known to make a cheeky appearance over breakfast so don’t forget the camera! Though there will be plenty of time to relax at the Giraffe Manor, you’ll also have a chance to visit the Daphne Sheldrick Orphanage where you can watch baby elephants being fed by their keepers – a must for animal lovers.
From Nairobi you’ll fly north to foothills of Mount Kenya, Kicheche Laikipia. You’ll spend two days in the wilderness on a game drive in open safari vehicles to get a taste of Kenya’s spectacular wildlife from mesmerising lions to nocturnal aardvarks. After Laikipia, you’ll fly to Masai Mara to spend three nights at the Sanctuary Olonana, nestled in the Masai Mara conservation area on the banks of the Mara River. The tented pavilions are rustic and beautiful with plenty of space to accommodate up to two adults and three children. Arguably the highlight of your Kenyan trip will be getting a glimpse into the day-to-day lives of the Maasai people just a village away from your accommodation. Sadly day 9 will roll its head around and it will be time to leave Kenya and fly back to Nairobi for a connecting flight to London.
Flights depart from London Heathrow direct to Nairobi and the flight duration is 8+ hours. Visas are required and can be organised pre-travel and on arrival. Some medication considerations include Malaria tablets and Yellow fever vaccination may be required.
Price: 9 nights from £5,340 per adult based and £1,975 per child based on a family of four (with two children under 12 years old sharing) including international flights.
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4. High adrenalin in Hawaii
How many times have you dreamt about whisking the family away to the ultimate paradise of Hawaii? If you said too many, then it’s time to make your holiday dreams a reality – dip your toes into the perfectly blue sea, see the world’s most active volcano for yourself and fully immerse yourself into an unexpected and unique culture.
Abercrombie & Kent want families to experience Hawaii like no other with a family-focused 11-night action packed holiday through the tropical islands. To kick start your holiday you’ll spend two nights in Honolulu which will include a car hire. Two days is plenty of time to see the sights and what better way than a self-guided tour. You can take control of your own route as well as understanding your bearings. Must-sees are: Chinatown, Pearl Harbour and the USS Arizona.
Beach bunnies will be in their element when you visit the North Shore, which is renown as the surf capital of the world. Check out all the famous surfing spots, and get up close to sea turtles and tropical fish. You’ll also say aloha to Maui, famous for its beautiful landscape which you’ll see plenty of during your bike ride Mount Haleakala. Though you’ll have to wrestle the kids out of bed early – good luck, you’ll get spellbinding panoramic views of the crater in Haleakala National Park.
Your Hawaiian adventure will close on Big Island where adrenaline and a buzz for life will call your name. Throw yourself into action as you take on zip lines, swim with manta rays. or catch your breath on a family helicopter tour where you’ll feel so grateful you made your dream holiday a reality. The perfect conclusion before heading home.
Flights depart from London to the USA Mainland on to Honolulu and flight time is 16 + hours. Visas – ESTA required.
Price: 11 nights from £5,250 per person, based on two sharing including international flights.
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5. Big Cats in India
Vibrant, culture and colourful, India ticks all our checkboxes for an unforgettable adventure holiday. India marries historical sites with people and culture. A fun destination that will capture the hearts of a family looking to escape their normality for a few days.
Proving that India is still a family favourite Abercrombie & Kent have designed a 10-night holiday package full to the brim with excitement and world activities. Your journey will commence in Delhi, where you’ll be non-stop as you take an afternoon tour of New Delhi. Soak in the markets, temples and everything the locals have to offer including the art of cooking.
From Delhi, you’ll go to Agra to explore this magnificent city history and learn about Emperor Shah Jahan who built the Taj Mahal for his wife. Stop to catch a breath and take in the exterior surroundings of the Taj Mahal, also one of the seven wonders of the world. It’s an experience that will make you feel truly grateful to see such beauty. Rest assured your Indian adventure won’t just be scenic you’ll also have a day full of game drives where you could catch a glimpse of a Bengal tiger! You’ll end your journey in the ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur for more fun including feeding and bathing elephants.
Flights depart from London to DelhiTransfer (A&K provided guide/driver throughout) and flight time is 8+ hours. Visas are required and health considerations include; Hepatitis, Tetanus and Typhoid jabs.
Price: 10 nights from £1,695 per adult based on two sharing and £1,695 per child based on two children per family. Prices include international flights.
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6. Gladiators and Gelato in Italy
Mama Mia! There are endless reasons why your family needs to visit Rome; the delicious cuisine, the Vatican and of course, one for the kids – the best ice-cream in the world.
As far as city-breaks go, this Abercrombie & Kent 6-night holiday package really has it all, especially for families who crave adventure but don’t want to stray far from home. As you arrive in Rome you’ll be warmly greeted by a member of the A&K team who will drive you to Rocco Forte Hotel de Russie to unwind and explore the grounds. When in Rome you have to visit the Colosseum and the kids will it as they become mini gladiators – they’ll be taught the basics of sword fighting, ahead of a fun-filled family tournament. But who will reign supreme?
You’ll also lend a hand to cookery with a private pizza-making class which will bring out the competitiveness to see who can make the best pizza. After your time in Rome, you’ll spend a few days in Florence staying at the Rocco Forte Hotel Savoy, which is perfectly located for exploring. Your little ones may have misconceptions that museums are mundane but we can guarantee they will love the museums in Florence bursting with fun experiences to take part in. Your trip will conclude in Pisa, with a visit to both the Leaning Tower and a tour of an artisan chocolatier – yum!
Flights depart from London and regional airports to Rome and flight time is just over two hours.
Price: 6 nights from £3,950 per adult based on two sharing and £3,300 per child based on two children per family. Prices include international flights.
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7. Rainforests and elephants in Thailand
Thailand isn’t just for backpackers and couples looking to escape their day to day lives, it’s a great destination for families. From the insatiable ocean blue waters to the adorable wildlife, it’s a country that will knock the socks off travellers of all ages.
Abercrombie & Kent have designed a 10-night holiday kicking off in Bangkok on an overnight flight – you’ll be pleased to know your first day will be spent resting after a long journey and getting to enjoy the amenities of the hotel. In Bangkok you’ll see floating markets – yes they sound just as amazing as they are, as well as spending the afternoon at the Grand Palace; see the Emerald Buddha and the enormous reclining Buddha, the largest in Thailand.
After your time in Bangkok, you’ll fly north to Chiang Rai for three days staying at the Anantara Resort & Spa Golden Triangle, spend your time lounging by the pool or soaking up all the activities on offer. Our favourites included learning how to be an elephant in the jungle and cooking Thai-style. No trip to Thailand would be complete without Koh Samui, which will play your host for the last leg of your journey. Your family will stay at Anantara Bo Phut Resort & Spa which is located on one of the most stunning beaches in Thailand. Make the most of your final days by snorkelling, kayaking and relaxing.
Flights depart London Heathrow to Bangkok and flight time is 12+ hours. Visas aren’t required by UK nations for stays of 30 days. Health considerations include; Dengue fever, mosquito bite.
Price: 10 nights from £2,995 per adult based on two sharing and £2,795 per child based on two children per family. Prices include international flights.
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8. Exploring the living laboratory in Galapagos
Looking for a thrilling exotic location that never gets tiresome? Ecuador is the perfect go-to escape. Arguably not the biggest location in comparison, but Ecuador proves that size isn’t everything. Latin America is a special part of the world and the friendly locals are true testament to that, with an infectious aurora, there’s no reason to give Ecuador a miss.
This Abercrombie & Kent 12-night holiday package is a dream for families looking to getaway to Latin America. You’ll arrive at Quito where to start your trip exploring the Ecuadorian mainland. Additionally, you’ll get to spend time with the locals and get an insider into their daily routines – they may even teach you a thing or do! The kids will particularly love watching the cows being milked will want to get involved as much as they can.
After the educational part of your holiday, the second half will be spent on a seven-day cruise on board the MV Eclipse. Your cruise will be crammed with adventure. You can take part in snorkelling, hiking, kayaking and short excursions. And for the kids – Galapagos naturalists organise activities throughout so they can learn about the unique species in this part of the world. Like the saying goes, time flies when your having fun and trust us it really will so embrace every moment of it!
Flights depart London Heathrow to Quito, domestic flight to the Galapagos Islands and flight time is 13+ hours. Health considerations include; bringing a yellow fever certificate if you arrive from an infected area.
Price: 12 nights from £4,995 per person based on a family of four, including international flights.
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9. Fun in Sri Lanka, The Nation of Smiles
If visiting the ‘nation of smiles’ isn’t on your bucket list- it should be! With friendly locals, cool weather all year round and adventure in spades, Sri Lanka proves why it’s is a cracking family destination.
If you need a little persuading, Abercrombie & Kent have a magical 14-night holiday package filled with adventures galore. You and your family will fly to Colombo where you’ll be greeted by a member of A&K who will whisk you off to the incredible Jetting Beach Hotel for one night. Your itinerary also includes a two-night stay at Habarana, also known as Sir Lanka’s cultural triangle; filled with the ancient cities and national parks.
You’ll also drive to Kandy to witness the spectacular Esala Perahera Carnival which puts Notting Hill to shame! Among your two week break, you’ll also visit Yala National Park where you’ll have plenty of game drives to catch a glimpse of the leopard. To round off all the adventure, you’ll spend your final days relaxing on the beach and enjoying the pool and admiring the wildlife nearby. It will be pure utter bliss and you’ll have to tear yourself away to even think about leaving.
Flights depart London Heathrow to Colombo and flight time is 10+ hours. Visas are required and can be organised pre-travel online.
Price: 14 nights from £2,995 per adult based on two sharing and £2,745 per child based on two children per family. Prices include international flights.
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10. California dreaming
California, the state where dreams are made of and holidays of a lifetime are made. You can live yours out in style from the glitz and glamour of Hollywood to the inspiring natural surroundings.
If California is calling your name, how does a 14-night holiday package with everything you could possibly want to do courtesy of Abercrombie & Kent sound? A member of the A&K team will greet you on arrival in San Fransisco and drive you to your hotel for the next three nights where you’ll have the day to roam the grounds and explore at your own accord. But get plenty of rest because a hectic schedule follows; you’ll explore San Francisco’s neighbourhoods including; Chinatown, Union Square, Golden Gate and much more. On one of your afternoons you and the kids will head down to the marina to climb onboard San Fransisco’s only racing yacht – everyone will have a chance to try all the different roles on the yacht.
A highlight from you itinerary will be Yosemite National Park – you’ll be given a full expert tour and visit all the major highlights including Tunnel View, Glacier Point, Half Dome and more. Granted this will be an extraordinary trip where you’ll also have a few days in Santa Barbara and Santa Monica, making the most of the beautiful ocean breeze and magical scenery. Your adventures will also include a morning at the Marina del Rey where you’ll get involved with some paddle boarding – but the marina isn’t just for water-sports, you can stop for a bite to eat or cruise on some bikes to take it all in.
While your highlight may be the sights, we’re sure the kids will favour Universal Studios, you’ll be treated like an A-lister with a VIP experience fit for your family. You’ll get to see the busiest sets and explore the sound department and of course, you’ll get the best seats in the house and skip the queue for the rides. Your final day will be just as thrilling as you explore Catalina Island aboard a privately chartered sailing vessel – you’ll visit beautiful remote beaches and spot whales, dolphins and much more. After so much fun and adventure how are you going to be able to say goodbye.
Flights depart London Heathrow to San Fransisco and back from La or San Diego and flight time is 11+ hours. An ESTA is required.
Price: 14 nights from £4,500 per person including economy flights and SUV rental – perfect for all the family.
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