Annual travel planner
The adage ‘timing is everything’ is especially true in luxury travel. When you want a front-row seat to the world’s greatest spectacles, you need to book early with a company you can trust. We’ve designed this annual travel planner to be your go-to for the must-see events – both perennial favourites and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. Our selection below is conveniently separated by season and theme, giving you the perfect chance to plan ahead. We also refresh the content monthly, so you’ll always be in the know.
Enjoy access to the greatest celebrations around the globe, from Hollywood’s star-studded soirees to Brazil’s sequin-studded Carnival. Jet off to Japan for cherry blossom viewing, watch Canada’s grizzly bear from a wilderness lodge or witness the Great Migration from a five-star safari camp.
Whichever big-ticket event tempts you abroad, our travel specialists’ extensive know-how and worldwide connections can get you where you want to be in style.
Where to book now
Start planning your luxury family holiday to South Africa now – with opportunities to spot the Big Five and sleep under the stars, South Africa will always be one of our most popular destinations for the whole family. Discover luxury lodges, malaria-free camps and cosmopolitan Cape Town. Most of our top accommodation provide a range of activities for children and adults alike.
Antarctica & Arctic
Book your place on our once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse cruise as spaces are limited, or if you can’t wait until 2021, enjoy one of our top expedition cruises to the Antarctic or Arctic in 2020. Our exclusively chartered fleet are some of the most advanced mega-yachts, however we limit their capacity to ensure an intimate on-board experience for our clients.
British Airways is set to be the only airline with a regular multi-weekly scheduled service between the UK and St Lucia from next winter. You will now be able to choose from nine flights per week – two more than the daily flight British Airways flew last winter. Take advantage and book your seat now, and enjoy our new Caribbean suggested itineraries to discover each island’s personality, landscape and flavour.
British Columbia, Canada
In the vast forests of British Columbia lives one of the highest concentrations of grizzly bear in the world. The best time to go is undoubtedly autumn, when the salmon-rich rivers draw grizzlies out into the open. As this is a bear watching mecca, stand-out lodges get booked up well in advance, so we advise booking now.
Where to go in March
With the arrival of spring, March is a great time for a hiking adventure when the national parks of Utah are likely to be free of tourists. Enjoy warm sunny days with an intermittent cooling breeze, perfect for hitting the hiking trails of Bryce Canyon, home of the eerie hoodoos. Be sure to check out the colossal pink cliffs of Zion National Park, too. Alternatively, visit Arizona for the annual Country Thunder festival, a huge country music event which lasts for four days.
March is a great time in Costa Rica to explore the rainforests in search of stunning creatures. Head to the pristine cloud forests surrounding Monteverde to experience the natural world at its most impressive – take a night walk in search of the country’s rarest species, and head out in the daytime to observe the iconic quetzal. You will also find fantastic surf conditions on either coastline during this period.
Chile’s Winelands are full of festivals during this period. Head to Curico for the Grape Harvest Festival – the oldest of these celebrations, here festivities consist of the ceremonial blessing of the first batch of the year, a stomping competition and an impressive parade. Or perhaps enjoy an intimate wine lodge and laze by the pool after a personal wine tasting session, or explore the countryside on foot or horseback.
There’s great weather and a variety on offer when you visit India in March, but we are particularly fond of the Himalaya. You can adventure in Mashobra where bicycles, paragliders, quadbikes, rafts and even skis can take you through this mountainous region at whichever pace is right for you. Or, if you’re a yoga aficionado, join in the limb-bending activities at the International Yoga Festival in Rishikesh. Here you can seek nirvana amidst the serenity of the Himalayan foothills.
Top flight savings with British Airways
- Indian Ocean
- South America
Enjoy savings during the British Airways Premium Cabin sale as part of a tailor-made holiday with A&K to Africa
Travel by 6 December 2020. Book by 17 March 2020
In addition, A&K is currently offering various accommodation offers
A Family Cape Adventure: Start your adventure in cosmopolitan Cape Town, and enjoy the panoramic views from Table Mountain. After two days exploring the city, depart for the bewitching Kalahari Desert. End your holiday in style with an African safari in the Madikwe. Here you’ll see the Big Five on game drives from your lavish lodge.
Discover South Africa: Experience it all on this exciting adventure in the Rainbow Nation. Fall for cool Cape Town’s many charms. Wander the winelands and jump on a tram for a hop-on-hop-off tour of some of the most revered wine estates in the Franschhoek Valley. Hit the open road on the Garden Route on your way to Knysna, perched in a forest-enclosed lagoon. Round off this incredible journey with a three-day safari on the Eastern Cape.
- Indian Ocean
- South America