Big Five Trips of a Lifetime

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Everyone has a list of destinations they have in mind to visit before their time on Earth is through. Whether it's something you keep in your head or have laminated on the fridge, a so-called 'bucket-list' is more popular than you think. Here's our collection of bucket-list worthy destinations to add to yours. 



1.Polar Cruising

ANTARCTICA >

If you dream of genuine adventure, Antarctica is arguably the final frontier. Isolated and unspoiled, it is home to some of the most spectacular scenery and wildlife on Earth; we’ve been safely carrying visitors south for 25 years. There’s a whole world of nature to discover with a living classroom all around you: you’ll meet seals, whales, walruses and penguins, with the chance to get up close and personal with some of the ocean’s most elusive inhabitants. If you’ve ever fantasised about navigating these inhospitable lands, MV Le Boreal will carry you in comfort to the most remote areas. Our expedition team consists of some of the most revered experts in their fields – geologists, ornithologists, historians and marine biologists, who will bring your experience to life through on-shore adventures and illuminating talks. A professional photographer accompanies each departure, who will help ensure you return with spectacular images of your momentous voyage.

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2.Gorilla Trekking

UGANDA >

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is aptly named: a dark, cavernous tangle of hardwoods, ferns, vines and bamboo stands, known as much for its biological diversity as it is for its crosshatch of disputed country borders. Half of the world’s highly endangered mountain gorillas inhabit its jungles, which you can track on a specialist guided trek through the forest. One of the main rules of gorilla trekking is not to return the animal’s gaze, but this is easier said than done as pairs of brown eyes, compelling, gentle and full of curiosity, turn on you in the heart of the jungle. Uganda is also home to chimpanzees, tree-climbing lions and over 1,000 recorded species of bird including the rare shoe-billed stork, so it’s also a great choice if you are a bird lover.

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3.Around the World by Private Jet

BY PRIVATE JET >

To fly by private jet is the epitome of luxury travel, often thought of as the preserve of the privileged elite, but is becoming more accessible thanks to exclusive charter flights that take a select few to some of the most far-flung destinations around the world. Travel on A&K’s private jet and you could be jetting off to the stark landscapes of Ethiopia, hopping across Africa from the sweeping Serengeti to Victoria Falls, or visiting some of the true Wonders of the World on a 22-night tour to remember. Visiting so many destinations in one trip is no mean feat, but thanks to the exclusivity of private jet travel you’ll be reclining in your fully lie-flat seat as our Boeing 757 delivers you to your next stop in the utmost luxury.

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4.Trans-Siberian Express

RUSSIA >

You’d be hard pressed to find a single journey that takes in a wider variety of destinations and cultures than the Trans-Siberian Express. Snaking across the largest country in the world, Russia, the journey serpentines through its cosmopolitan cities and barren interior, concluding in the coastal town of Vladivostok, which at first glance manages to echo both San Francisco and Istanbul, despite the array of grey Soviet-era infrastructure. A trip on the Trans- Siberian Express is a must-do for many, particularly when extended into China or even Mongolia. This is a trip for true adventurers: from the apex of Russian politics in Moscow to one of the world’s oldest geographical features at Lake Baikal, this is one bucket-list trip to do in your lifetime.

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5.Darwin's Laboratory

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS >

The beloved and magical microcosm of South America, the Galapagos Islands offer a diverse and colourful experience worthy of any bucket list. We've had our own boats in the Galapagos for over 20 years; we know that cruising the archipelago with our naturalist guides and a small excursion group is the best way to be immersed in one of the most exceptional wildlife destinations on the planet. These enchanted islands are indeed Darwin's 'living laboratory', with sea lions, blue-footed boobies, flightless cormorants, waved albatross and a veritable encyclopaedia of curious creatures. With our own A&K offices on the ground, our local Ecuadorian guides can reveal every hidden gem, with incredible riches in wildlife, culture, historical sites and natural wonders, not to mention the warm and welcoming population..

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Featured itineraries

Uganda Gorilla Safari

Nights: 4 | from £3,175

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There’s no experience quite like gazing into the brown eyes of a mountain gorilla – and with just over 800 of these endangered primates remaining, it’s a rare privilege indeed. Venture deep into Bwindi Impenetrable National Park with experienced guides to track a habituat-ed family and enjoy a unique, unforgettable wildlife encounter.

Classic Antarctica 2016/2017

Nights: 14 | from £11,800

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Experience unrivalled luxury on board Le Lyrial on an epic 15 day voyage, with on board wildlife experts to help you navigate the Frozen Continent.

India by Private Jet

Nights: 14 | from £18,950

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This this amazing private jet trip that explores key cities from north to south India including Delhi, Agra, Amritsar, Udaipur and Hyderabad.

Family Ecuador & Galapagos

Nights: 12 | from £4,995

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Enjoy mainland explorations discovering markets and musicians before cruising the iconic Galapagos Islands, surely the best classroom zoo in the world and thrilling for all the family.

Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express

Nights: 14 | from £9,895

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Undoubtedly the world's greatest railway journey, the Trans-Siberian Railway runs like a steel ribbon across Russia, connecting east and west from Moscow over the Urals, across the magnificent Mongolian steppe and along the shore of the world's deepest fresh water lake.