At A&K, we like to fuse the spirit of adventure with a generous helping of luxury and R&R. For example, we know that when you’ve been on safari in Kenya there’s nothing better than dusting down your khakis and swapping them for a kaftan and a spot of sunbathing on the beach in the Seychelles. And this is just one of the six perfect-partner holiday experiences our experts have put together to ensure you arrive home from your adventures feeling reinvigorated.
Multi-centre holiday ideas
Peru & Ecuador & Galápagos Islands
Follow in the footsteps of the Incas and take the scenic high road to the Lost City of Machu Picchu. Trek through the spectacular scenery of the Lares Valley and a cloud forest to arrive at the famous Sun Gate. Then encounter wildlife from giant tortoise to marine iguana during a cruise around Charles Darwin’s beloved Galápagos Islands, with nature walks bringing you face-to-face with sea lion, blue-footed booby, and Galápagos penguin.
From Cusco to Quito: between five and six hours. Quito to Baltra Island: two hours, 10 minutes
Cape Town & Mozambique
Cosmopolitan Cape Town has it all; from sparkling beaches to glorious vineyards, and a dose of unexpected wildlife. Visit penguin who call Boulders Beach home, take a boat trip to Robben Island, or travel north for a safari at Kruger National Park. Then relax on the enchanting island of Benguerra, where the only decision you’ll have to make is when to take a dip in the sparkling sea.
Kruger to Vilanculous, Mozambique: one hour, 10 minutes. Flight to Benguerra Island: 10 minutes
Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos
Enjoy the relaxed pace of life with a culinary tour of Vietnam, then arrive to Cambodia in style with a speedboat trip which will bring you into the heart of the capital. Finally, head north and soak up the magical atmosphere in the mountain kingdom of Luang Prabang.
TRANSFERS & FLIGHT TIME
Speedboat transfer from Mekong Delta to Phnom Penh: four hours, 30 minutes. From Siem Reap, Cambodia, to Luang Prabang, Laos: one hour, 30 minutes
Sri Lanka & Maldives
Immerse yourself in the teardrop-shaped island of Sri Lanka. Explore the sacred shrines of the Cultural Triangle, the refreshing highlands of Kandy, and tropical tea plantations. Round off your holiday with a visit to the last paradise on Earth. Escape to the Maldives where time almost stands still, apart from the comforting rhythms of the tide.
Colombo to Maldives: one hour, 30 minutes
Japan & Hawaii
Hit the ground running when you arrive in the giddy metropolis of Tokyo. After exploring the tranquil gardens of the Imperial Palace, board the bullet train to Mount Fuji, or perhaps venture off the beaten track and head to the cultural jewel Kanazawa. Afterwards, soak up the sun in Hawaii on the never-ending white-sand beaches, easing yourself into the laid back pace of Polynesian life.
Direct flight from Tokyo to Honolulu: eight hours, 30 minutes
Kenya & Seychelles
Experience the home of safari with an overland journey into the heart of Africa and enjoy the intoxicating mix of adventure by day and more than a touch of bush luxury by night. Then it’s time to dust yourself down from the African savannah and swap your khakis for a colourful kaftan as you become a castaway on your own desert island. You’ll discover that the Seychelles is easy to get to – but extremely hard to leave.
Direct flight from Nairobi to Seychelles: three hours, 15 minutes