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  1. 1. the americas 2013 ®
  2. 2. 16 Luxury Small Group Journeys THEAMERICAS Peru: Machu Picchu & the Sacred Valley 9 days, visiting Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Priced from $5,595 Limited to 18 guests; arrives on Sunday, departs on Monday A&KADVANTAGES: ›› Gain a deeper understanding of Peru’s fascinating and rich pre-Columbian cultures as you explore the Larco Herrera Museum alongside its curator ›› Meet an expert Andean weaver who demonstrates techniques that date back to pre-Columbian times ›› Take in the stunning Peruvian countryside as you travel on the glass-topped Vistadome train to Machu Picchu ›› Discover Machu Picchu from the inside out in the company of its former resident archaeologist ›› Absorb Peru's rich musical traditions during a private performance by an expert in Andean music DAY 1: Arrive Lima, Peru Arrive in Lima this evening and transfer to your hotel. Founded in 1533, the “City of Kings” is a mélange of colonial structures, pre- Columbian sites and modern conveniences. Miraflores Park Hotel DAY 2: Lima Explore Peru’s capital, visiting the Plaza Mayor and Cathedral. Visit Casa Aliaga, Lima’s oldest colonial mansion, built in 1535. Spend time exploring the Larco Herrera Museum, one of the city’s best museums for pre-Columbian artifacts, with the curator. This evening, visit the impressive Huaca Pucllana archaeological site before a welcome dinner of contemporary Peruvian cuisine at the on-site restaurant. Miraflores Park Hotel | Meals: B D DAY 3: Lima/Cusco/Sacred Valley After breakfast, fly to Cusco, an Andean city located at over 11,000 feet above sea level. Upon arrival, transfer to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the vast green valley that sprawls out far below Machu Picchu, and where an ancient way of life lives on. En route, visit Awana Kancha, a center where South American camelids are bred. Learn about the renowned fibers created from their coats, as well as the ancient weaving techniques still used today. Spend the balance of the day acclimatizing to the altitude. Hotel Sol y Luna | Meals: B L D DAY 4: Sacred Valley Start your exploration of the Sacred Valley of the Incas with a visit to the imposing fortress of Ollantaytambo, a formidable stone structure of massive terraces that hug the mountain slopes. A traditional lifestyle continues in the charming nearby town of Chinchero. Afterward, delve deeper into the rich local culture when you visit expert Andean weaver Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez, who leads a women’s weaving collective where you learn firsthand about ancient techniques and about their role in contemporary Andean culture. final print akp icon final web akp icon You also stop at the Kuychi Center, a charity that supports underprivileged children at Niños del Arco Iris (Children of the Rainbow), a project supported by A&K Philanthropy. Enjoy a barbecue lunch in the gardens and then return to your hotel. Hotel Sol y Luna | Meals: B L DAY 5: Sacred Valley/Machu Picchu Journey deep into the Andes toward Machu Picchu on board the glass-topped Vistadome train, passing through the spectacular Peruvian countryside along the way. Arrive with plenty of time to begin exploring the breathtaking Incan city. Overlooking the Urubamba River and discovered in a hidden tangle of trees atop the mountain, Machu Picchu forever holds the secret of its passing — its Incan inhabitants left no written records of its purpose or its flawless construction. After a tour of the ruins with your expert guide, there is time to explore on your own. Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge | Meals: B L D “Our guide to the Incan ruins is the big winner here. The man was nothingshortofamazing. I’d go out of my way to take another trip with him.” — A.S., New York, NY DAY 6: Machu Picchu/Cusco Rise with the sun to walk through Machu Picchu in the early morning mist before the crowds arrive. Later, join Alfredo Mormontoy Atayupanqui, the former resident archaeologist of the site, for a tour. You may opt for a hike to Inti Punku (Sun Gate), the entry point to the ruins from the Inca Trail, or trek up to Machu Picchu, with Huayna Picchu and the Andes in the background
  3. 3. 17800 323 7308 • abercrombiekent.com THEAMERICAS DATES & PRICING Jan 20-28 Feb 10-18 Mar 17-25 Apr 21-29 May 12-20 May 26-Jun 03 Jun 16-24 Jul 14-22 Aug 18-26 Sep 01-09 Sep 15-23 Oct 13-21 Nov 10-18 Dec 15-23 Landarrangements: Internalairfare: Double occupancy $5,595 Lima/Cusco/Lima Economy class from $355Single supplement $2,135 Huayna Picchu, the high mountain that forms the backbone of the ruins. After your explorations, journey back to Cusco aboard the Vistadome train, savoring incomparable views of the mountain scenery that surrounds you. Hotel Monasterio | Meals: B L DAY 7: Cusco Discover Cusco on a city tour that includes the Cathedral on the Plaza de Armas and the Santo Domingo Temple, a Dominican church built on the foundations of the Koricancha, the Incas’ principal religious building. Later, explore the well-preserved ruins of Sacsayhuaman, a testament to Incan architectural skill. Compiled of massive stones, the walls were cut and placed together with incredible precision and without a single drop of mortar to hold them in place. This evening, enjoy an Andean music presentation by a regional expert, followed by a farewell dinner at the elegant MAP Café. Hotel Monasterio | Meals: B D during our private concert with a local andean music expert, we closed our eyes and were instantly transported to another time and place. DAY 8: Cusco/Lima Return to Lima for an evening at leisure. Perhaps get in some last- minute shopping in a local crafts market or sample some of Peru’s culinary offerings. Miraflores Park Hotel | Meals: B DAY 9: Depart Lima Board your homebound flight. Meals: B Note: This program contains some active elements; please refer to page 146 or ask A&K for details. The 16th-century Cathedral on the Plaza Mayor in Lima Your Inspiring Accommodations Here is a preview of your journey’s best-in-class accommodations. MachuPicchuSanctuaryLodge The only hotel located adjacent to Machu Picchu, meaning amazing views of Huayna Picchu and the fabled ruins, mere steps away. Hotel Monasterio Conveniently located in the heart of UNESCO World Heritage Site Cusco, and originally a 16th-century monastery. Miraflores Park Hotel Situated in Lima’s charming Miraflores neighborhood, with deluxe ocean-view suites and access to the city’s best sights. Hotel Sol y Luna A lovely haven nestled in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, set amid beautiful gardens and towering mountains. Take This Journey Private Thisitineraryisavailableasanindependentjourney ledbylocalguides.ContactA&Kfordetails. Air Road Rail PERU Sacred Valley Machu Picchu BRAZIL BOLIVIA Cusco Lima PA C I F I C O C E A N
  4. 4. 18 Luxury Small Group Journeys THEAMERICAS Sea lion sunning herself in the Galápagos Wonders of the Galápagos 10 days, visiting Guayaquil and the Galápagos Islands (with your choice from two island routings) Priced from $6,995 Limited to 24 guests; arrives on Friday, departs on Sunday A&KADVANTAGES: ›› Cruise the Galápagos on board ‘Eclipse,’ a Readers’ Choice for Condé Nast Traveler readers ›› Discover the Galápagos on twice-daily island excursions that include nature walks limited to 12 guests for more interaction with your naturalist guide ›› Kayak wildlife-rich waters and snorkel alongside sea lions and fish ›› Enjoy a wide range of on-board activities, including star gazing, whale watching and an equator-crossing celebration ›› Cruise in comfort in ‘Eclipse’s’ fully air-conditioned staterooms and common areas ›› On A&K Family departures, Children’s Activity Coordinator and child-friendly programming are included throughout the journey ›› Expedite your arrival at the Galápagos thanks to arrangements made in advance by A&K ›› Enjoy VIP lounge access in Baltra and Guayaquil for maximum comfort prior to your departure flights DAY 1: Arrive Guayaquil, Ecuador Arrive in Guayaquil to begin your Galápagos adventure. Hilton Colón Guayaquil DAY 2: Guayaquil/The Galápagos After a private welcome breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to the Galápagos. Upon arrival, you are met by your naturalist guides and escorted to a private vehicle that whisks you to the pier to board ‘Eclipse,’ your home for the seven-night cruise at the heart of your itinerary. (See page 134 for more information on ‘Eclipse.’) After settling in, attend an introductory briefing and a fitting for your wetsuit and snorkeling gear. ‘Eclipse’ | Meals: B L D get the most out of your close encounters with wildlife by travelling in small groups of 12, each featuring a dedicated naturalist guide. DAYS 3-8: The Galápagos Lying about 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador, the Galápagos Islands are a haven for some of the world’s most varied wildlife. It was this diversity that first led naturalist Charles Darwin to propose that species evolved in response to their environment. Darwin’s work also helped to alert the world to the need — urgent even in his own day — to preserve these islands from degradation by humans. Today, tourism to the Galápagos is closely managed, and your visit adheres to the strictest standards of environmental responsibility. Because weather, water and wildlife conditions are subject to constant change, your islands itinerary is not fixed, but two daily excursions are planned to the main sites and islands, which vary depending on the route you choose (see page 134 for details). You may explore landmarks such as Punta Espinoza on Fernandina Island, the volcanoes of Isabela Island, El Barranco on Genovesa Island, Pinnacle Rock on Bartolome Island and the Charles Darwin Research Station on Santa Cruz Island. Each cruise day begins with an early breakfast, perhaps taken al fresco on ‘Eclipse’s’ spacious deck. You then board a sturdy rubber raft called a panga for the morning shore excursion. As soon as your feet touch terra firma, expect to spot flora and fauna (all different depending on the island), take photographs and confer with your naturalist guide. See sunbathing sea lions; skittering Sally Lightfoot crabs; tangles of marine iguanas; penguins, finches, terns and blue-footed boobies overhead and underfoot; even a century-old tortoise diligently trudging over the sand. Return to ‘Eclipse’ for a refreshing lunch, followed by time at leisure to nap or socialize on deck. Keep your binoculars close by for a possible sighting of whales or seabirds. In the afternoon, return to the pangas for the second excursion of the day, perhaps with an opportunity to swim, kayak or snorkel. Back on board ‘Eclipse’ for the evening, there is time to shower and relax before gathering in the dining room for another wonderful meal. In the evening, your time is your own: attend a lecture on board by one of your affable guides, recapping the day’s sights and gaining a sneak peek at tomorrow’s itinerary; explore the mysteries of the night sky with a fascinating astronomy lecture on deck; peruse the ship’s excellent library; or gather for cocktails in the lounge to cap a day of extraordinary discoveries. ‘Eclipse’ | Meals: B L D DAY 9: The Galápagos/Guayaquil Disembark today and fly to Guayaquil, where the remainder of your
  5. 5. 19800 323 7308 • abercrombiekent.com THEAMERICAS A Sally Lightfoot crab, one of the archipelago’s most colorful residents evening is at leisure. Reminisce on your journey with fellow guests during a farewell dinner tonight. Hilton Colón Guayaquil | Meals: B D DAY 10: Depart Guayaquil Board your homebound flight. Meals: B Note: This program contains some active elements; please refer to page 146 or ask A&K for details. See page 134 for more details of an ‘Eclipse’ cruise. Your Inspiring Accommodations Here is a preview of your journey’s best-in-class accommodations. ‘Eclipse’ Accommodating just 48 guests, ‘Eclipse’ combines first-class amenities with attentive service and eco-friendly practices in Galápagos waters. Hilton Colón Guayaquil Comfortable accommodations, with easy access to the airport and the city’s main shopping centers. dates & PRicing Jan 11-20^ Apr 12-21 Jul 12-21*^ Oct 18-27^ Feb 15-24 May 10-19 Aug 02-11* Dec 20-29* Mar 08-17^ Jun 21-30* Sep 27-Oct 06 Dec 27-Jan 05, 2014*^ Mar 29-Apr 07* Jul 05-14* Land/Cruise arrangements: Jan; Sep; Oct Double occupancy Child <12 (w/1 adult) Child <12 (w/2 adults) Single supplement Stateroom $6,995 $5,795 N/A $2,695 Superior Stateroom $7,785 $6,420 N/A $4,150 Deluxe Stateroom $7,995 $6,590 $5,795 $4,540 Feb-Aug Stateroom $7,295 $5,995 N/A $2,815 Superior Stateroom $8,090 $6,625 N/A $4,270 Deluxe Stateroom $8,355 $6,835 $5,995 $4,755 Dec Stateroom $7,695 $7,530 N/A $3,010 Superior Stateroom $8,485 $8,310 N/A $4,465 Deluxe Stateroom $8,750 $8,570 $7,530 $4,950 Internalairfare: Economyclass from $535Guayaquil/Galápagos/Guayaquil Fuel surcharge $260 per person. *Family Galápagos departures. ^ Española Route. All other departures follow the Genovesa Route. Family Galápagos Guests on the AK Family version of this journey, FamilyGalápagos, experience these glorious islands in the company of a Children’s Activity Coordinator, a seasoned naturalist guide dedicated to bringing the Galápagos to life for young explorers. Throughout the journey, children and teens participate in a wealth of on-board and on-shore activities tailored to their interests, including wildlife photography, scavenger hunts, Spanish-language lessons, movie nights and art-making sessions. Children also enjoy earlier meal times and a special kid-friendly menu. Explore the Galápagos and experience some of nature’s most inspiring treasures — and return with memories your family will cherish for years to come. ecuador Guayaquil Baltra PA C I F I C O C E A N Air G A L á pagos islands
  6. 6. 20 Luxury Small Group Journeys THEAMERICAS Local girls bedecked in traditional dress near Ollantaytambo, Peru Wonders of Peru the Galápagos 13 days, visiting Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Guayaquil and the Galápagos Islands (Española route) Priced from $10,745 Limited to 24 guests; arrives on Sunday, departs on Friday AKADVANTAGES: ›› Meet an expert Andean weaver who demonstrates techniques that date back to pre-Columbian times ›› Take the glass-topped Vistadome train to Machu Picchu and enjoy panoramic views of the striking countryside ›› Cruise the Galápagos on board Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice, ‘Eclipse’ ›› Set out on twice-daily excursions limited to 12 guests, allowing for more interactions with your guide ›› Enjoy once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to snorkel alongside sea lions or kayak with dolphins ›› On AK Family departures, enjoy the company of a Children’s Activity Coordinator and child-friendly programming, included throughout the journey DAY 1: Arrive Lima, Peru Arrive in Lima and transfer to your hotel. Miraflores Park Hotel DAY 2: Lima/Cusco Fly to beautiful Cusco, once the capital of the Inca Empire, and transfer to your hotel to relax and acclimatize. This afternoon, explore Cusco — a fascinating mix of pre-Columbian and Spanish colonial influences — on a tour that includes the Cathedral on the Plaza de Armas and the Santo Domingo Temple. Later, visit the ruins of Sacsayhuaman, a testimony to Incan architectural skill. Compiled of colossal stones, the walls were placed together with incredible precision and without a drop of mortar. Hotel Monasterio | Meals: B DAY 3: Cusco/Sacred Valley/Cusco Travel to Chinchero and delve into local culture when you visit weaver Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez, leader of a women’s weaving collective. Learn from up close about ancient techniques and about their role in contemporary Andean culture. final print akp icon final web akp icon Afterward, stop at the Kuychi Center, a charity that assists underprivileged local children at Niños del Arco Iris (Children of the Rainbow), an AK Philanthropy-supported project. Enjoy a barbecue lunch in the gardens. Visit the Ollantaytambo fortress before returning to Cusco. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner at the restaurant of the Pre-Columbian Art Museum. Hotel Monasterio | Meals: B L D wake up to the sight of machu picchu outside your window when you stay at the luxurious machu picchu Sanctuary lodge, the only hotel located next to the ruins. DAY 4: Cusco/Machu Picchu This morning, journey on the glass-domed Vistadome train through beautiful mountain countryside to reach Machu Picchu. Upon arrival, begin exploring the Incan city. Machu Picchu forever holds the secret of its passing — artifacts have been found here, but no written records, leaving the fate of its Incan inhabitants a mystery. Tour the ancient ruins with your guide. Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge | Meals: B L D DAY 5: Machu Picchu/Cusco Return to Machu Picchu in the morning. You may opt for a hike to Inti Punku (Sun Gate) or hike up to Huayna Picchu, the high mountain that is a part of the ruins. Journey back to Cusco aboard the Vistadome train, enjoying unparalled vistas of the Andes. Hotel Monasterio | Meals: B L D DAY 6: Cusco/Lima/Guayaquil, Ecuador Fly to Guayaquil via Lima. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for the evening. Hilton Colón Guayaquil | Meals: B DAYS 7-11: Guayaquil/The Galápagos Fly to the Galápagos and board ‘Eclipse,’ your home for the next five nights. (See page 134 for details on ‘Eclipse.’) During your cruise, you explore rocky beaches, volcanic landscapes and incredible wildlife on twice-daily excursions to the main islands and in Galápagos waters. Each cruise day begins with an early breakfast. You then board a sturdy rubber raft called a panga for the morning excursion. Expect to spot flora and fauna unique to the island you visit, take plenty of photographs and confer with your naturalist guide. See sunbathing sea lions; marine iguanas; penguins, finches and boobies; and even a tortoise trudging over the sand. Return to ‘Eclipse’ for a refreshing lunch, followed by the second excursion of the day. Back on board ‘Eclipse’ for the evening, relax before
  7. 7. 21800 323 7308 • abercrombiekent.com THEAMERICAS A sea lion glides through the shallow waters around Rabida Island, Galápagos gathering in the dining room for another lovely meal and an evening at leisure. ‘Eclipse’ | Meals: B L D DAY 12: The Galápagos/Guayaquil Disembark in Puerto Ayora and drive to the Charles Darwin Research Station for an informative visit before transferring to Baltra airport for your flight to Guayaquil. Tonight, gather for a farewell dinner. Hilton Colón Guayaquil | Meals: B D DAY 13: Depart Guayaquil Board your homebound flight. Meals: B Note: This program contains some active elements; please refer to page 146 or ask AK for details. See page 134 for more details of an ‘Eclipse’ cruise. Your Inspiring Accommodations Here is a preview of your journey’s best-in-class accommodations. ‘Eclipse’ A comfortable vessel that nimbly navigates Galápagos waters. MachuPicchuSanctuaryLodge The only hotel next to Machu Picchu, with incredible views. Hotel Monasterio Originally a 16th-century monastery; in the heart of Cusco. Miraflores Park Hotel Located in Lima’s loveliest neighborhood, next to the Pacific. Hotel Sol y Luna Tucked amid gardens and the mountains in the Sacred Valley. Hilton Colón Guayaquil Comfortable accommodations, with easy access to the airport. dates PRicing May 12-24 Aug 04-16* Dec 08-20* Jun 09-21* Sep 29-Oct 11 Land/Cruise arrangements: Sep Dec Double occupancy Child 12 (w/1 adult) Child 12 (w/2 adults) Single supplement Stateroom $10,745 $9,800 N/A $4,030 Superior Stateroom $11,475 $10,385 N/A $5,350 Deluxe Stateroom $11,655 $10,530 $9,800 $5,680 May; June; Aug Stateroom $10,965 $9,970 N/A $4,125 Superior Stateroom $11,715 $10,570 N/A $5,485 Deluxe Stateroom $11,930 $10,740 $9,970 $5,875 Internalairfare: Economyclass from $1,425 Lima/Cusco/Lima/Guayaquil/ Galápagos/Guayaquil Fuel surcharge $260 per person. *Family Peru the Galápagos departures. Take This Journey Private Thisitineraryisavailableasanindependentjourney ledbylocalguides.ContactAKfordetails. FamilyPeru theGalápagos Guests who travel onFamilyPerutheGalápagos, the AK Family departure of this journey, are accompanied by a Children’s Activity Coordinator, who brings the islands to life for young explorers. Throughout the journey, children and teens participate in a variety of activities tailored to their interests, including wildlife photography, scavenger hunts, Spanish-language lessons, movie nights and art- making sessions. ecuador PERU Baltra PA C I F I C O C E A N G A L á pagos islands Air Road Rail Sacred Valley Machu Picchu Cusco Lima Guayaquil
  8. 8. 22 Luxury Small Group Journeys THEAMERICAS A breathtaking view of the mighty Iguassu Falls Wonders of Chile, Argentina Brazil 12 days, visiting Santiago, Puerto Montt, Puerto Varas, Chilean Lake District, Bariloche, Buenos Aires, Iguassu Falls and Rio de Janeiro Priced from $9,595 Limited to 18 guests; arrives on varied days of the week AKADVANTAGES: ›› Breeze through customs and immigration upon your arrival in Santiago airport with special VIP assistance ›› Savor one of Chile’s most renowned exports — its exquisite wines — during a private visit to De Martino vineyard ›› Shave time off your journey and enjoy a stress-free, single-day border crossing with the AK Andes Crossing, travelling in spacious, private motor vehicles that provide unobstructed views of the stunning mountain and lake scenery ›› Enjoy a tour of the legendary Teatro Colón, one of the world’s best opera houses ›› Experience the spirit of Buenos Aires from up close with VIP seating at a tango show at the famous Esquina Carlos Gardel DAY 1: Arrive Santiago, Chile Upon arrival in the morning, you are transferred to your hotel; the rest of the afternoon is at leisure. Tonight, gather with fellow guests for a welcome dinner. The Ritz-Carlton, Santiago | Meals: D DAY 2: Santiago Your city tour includes the central Plaza de Armas. Next visit La Moneda Palace, formerly the presidential residence. Then make a private visit to the eco-friendly De Martino winery and sample its best wines. The Ritz-Carlton, Santiago | Meals: B L “We designed this journey to showcase the bestofthree countries. Fly between major cities and experience all the must-sees, from the Iguassu Falls to Chile’s wine country.” — Pedro Barraza, AK South America DAY 3: Santiago/Puerto Montt/Puerto Varas Fly to Puerto Montt, your jumping-off point for exploring the Chilean Lake District. Travel overland on a scenic journey to the Petrohue Rapids, one of Chile’s most breathtaking glacial rivers. Walk amid spectacular scenery of ancient forests, waterfalls and mist-enshrouded mountain peaks. Once you arrive at the rapids, marvel at the sight of inky-green waters crashing through lava channels formed after the 1850 eruption of the Osorno Volcano. Your evening is at leisure. Hotel Cumbres Patagónicas | Meals: B L D DAY 4: Chilean Lake District/Bariloche, Argentina Cross the Andes, privately driving along the shores to Frutillar, a charming, German-style town. Passing through some of the most pristine wilderness in South America, arrive at lovely Villa La Angostura for lunch. Board your vessel on the shores of Lake Nahuel Huapi and sail to the native forests of Bosque Los Arrayanes. Continue by catamaran and sail to Puerto Pañuelo, arriving in picturesque Bariloche in the early evening, as the sun bathes the landscape in gold. Llao Llao Hotel Resort | Meals: B L D Enjoy a front-row seat to south america’s most stunning natural scenery with an AK lake crossing that features uninterrupted views. DAY 5: Bariloche Explore Bariloche, Argentina’s “Little Switzerland,” famous for its Alpine setting. Bariloche’s European roots run deep; many local families immigrated here from Germany, Switzerland and northern Italy. Visit Llao Llao Peninsula and Lopez Bay, and take a ride on the Cerro Campanario chairlift for spectacular views. Llao Llao Hotel Resort | Meals: B DAY 6: Bariloche/Buenos Aires Your morning is at leisure. This afternoon, fly to Buenos Aires and check in to your hotel, located in the fashionable Recoleta neighborhood. Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires | Meals: B L D DAY 7: Buenos Aires Today, embark on a tour of Buenos Aires. Visit the Teatro Colon, considered one of the five best venues in the world for opera due to its stellar acoustics. Wander through the Recoleta Cemetery where the elite of Buenos Aires have been laid to rest. See the memorial dedicated to Eva Peron, Argentina’s beloved, controversial First
  9. 9. 23800 323 7308 • abercrombiekent.com THEAMERICAS Dancers in Buenos Aires’ La Boca neighborhood, the birthplace of tango dates PRicing Jan 20-31  Feb 06-17  Mar 06-17  Oct 23-Nov 03  Dec 24-Jan 04, 2014 Landarrangements: Jan-Oct Dec Double occupancy $9,595 $10,995 Single supplement $3,385 $4,165 Internalairfare: Economy class from $920 Santiago/Puerto Montt; Bariloche/Buenos Aires/ Iguassu Falls/Rio de Janeiro Lady, who left behind a legacy of social justice that remains a half- century after her death. Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires | Meals: B L DAY 8: Buenos Aires The day is at leisure to explore Buenos Aires on your own. This evening, enjoy VIP seating at Esquina Carlos Gardel, an esteemed tango venue, for a dinner and show. Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires | Meals: B D DAY 9: Buenos Aires/Iguassu Falls Fly to Iguassu Falls, straddling Brazil and Argentina. The 275 cascades spread across a gulf of nearly two miles. Explore the Argentine side of the park to walk the trails above and along the falls. Then, board a train to Devil’s Throat, where you can walk out onto a catwalk that extends 3,600 feet over the tropical basin of the falls. Hotel Das Cataratas | Meals: B D DAY 10: Iguassu Falls/Rio de Janeiro, Brazil The Brazilian side of the falls offers spectacular views. Set out on an escorted walking tour, getting as close as an arm’s length away from the cascades. After lunch, fly to Rio de Janeiro. Copacabana Palace | Meals: B L DAY 11: Rio de Janeiro Visit Rio’s landmark statue, Christ the Redeemer, overlooking the city from the heights of Corcovado Mountain. Continue to the Santa Teresa area, known for its panoramic views and classic trolley car. After lunch, stop by Sugar Loaf Mountain. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner. Copacabana Palace | Meals: B L D DAY 12: Depart Rio de Janeiro Today you are free to explore this vibrant city on your own. In the evening, board your overnight homebound flight. Arrive in the USA or Canada the next day. Meals: B Your Inspiring Accommodations Here is a preview of your journey’s best-in-class accommodations. Llao Llao Hotel Resort Bariloche’s best property, nestled on a scenic lakeshore. Hotel Das Cataratas Located in Iguassu Park, with private morning access to the falls. FourSeasonsHotelBuenosAires A newly renovated, luxury marvel in the historic Recoleta area. The Ritz-Carlton, Santiago Stylish comfort in the city’s most prestigious neighborhood. Copacabana Palace Rio’s iconic hotel, with views of sun-dappled Copacabana Beach. Cumbres Patagónicas A Puerto Varas hotel with great views of the Osorno Volcano. CHILE ARGENTINA BRAZIL Riode Janeiro IguassuFalls BuenosAires Bariloche Santiago Puerto Varas PuertoMontt AT L A N T I C O C E A N Air Road Road CRUISE
  10. 10. 24 Luxury Small Group Journeys THEAMERICAS A quetzal in Monteverde’s Cloud Forest Reserve, a birder’s paradise Highlights of Costa Rica 8 days, visiting San Jose, Monteverde, Arenal and Tortuguero Priced from $3,410 Limited to 18 guests; arrives on Saturday, departs on Saturday AKADVANTAGES: ›› Travel swiftly and comfortably between major points in your itinerary with private air charters ›› Meet one of Monteverde’s original Quaker settlers during a private reception and learn about Costa Rica’s brief but fascinating history from someone who lived it ›› Walk above a rainforest canopy on suspended bridges, viewing this natural wonder from a unique vantage point ›› Learn how the country’s many active volcanoes are monitored, during a visit to the seismographs installed by the Smithsonian Institute DAY 1: Arrive San Jose, Costa Rica Arrive in San Jose, where you are met and transferred to your hotel. San Jose is Costa Rica’s capital, and home to over one-third of the country’s population. The city is known for its near-perfect weather and warm residents, and after checking in to your hotel — located on a 30-acre coffee plantation — the rest of your day is at leisure to relax before your adventure. Costa Rica Marriott Hotel San Jose DAY 2: San Jose/Monteverde Drive to Monteverde — at times up local gravel roads — and the nearby cloud forest. Founded by a group of Quakers in 1954, Monteverde is a peaceful community of dairy farmers, naturalists and tourism service providers who joined together to create a model for sustainable development and environmental protection. Enjoy a twilight tour of the Ecological Sanctuary in the late afternoon, the most active time for the wildlife that lives here, which includes sloths, porcupines, white-faced capuchin monkeys, butterflies and birds. Almost two and a half acres of this private reserve is used for the cultivation of bananas, coffee, beans and vegetables. Enjoy a welcome dinner tonight. Monteverde Lodge | Meals: B D Meet with one of costa rica’s original quaker settlers and discover this young country’s history firsthand. DAY 3: Monteverde Visit the enchanting Monteverde Butterfly Garden to learn about the incredible biodiversity of the Monteverde region. This afternoon, explore the unique Cloud Forest Reserve, containing six ecologically diverse habitats. As many as 400 species of birds, 490 butterfly species, 100 species of mammals and a staggering 1,500 species of plants are at home here. Later, meet with one of the original Quaker settlers of the area. Monteverde Lodge | Meals: B L DAY 4: Monteverde/Arenal Travel along scenic gravel roads to Rio Chiquito; then cruise across Lake Arenal on the way to your hotel, set in landscaped gardens with views of the Arenal Volcano. The imposing volcano soars over 5,300 feet. Relax before your visit to the Hidalgo family’s hot springs for a swim or a soak. Giant strangler fig and kapok trees provide shade as you enjoy a natural massage from the small cascade of hot spring water. Enjoy a typical Costa Rican family-style dinner this evening. Arenal Nayara Hotel Gardens | Meals: B D DAY 5: Arenal Explore the Arenal region on an excursion with a bird’s-eye view from a vantage point of numerous fixed and hanging bridges poised above the treeline. Observe the natural beauty of flowers, lush vegetation and exotic birds as you walk along the beautiful trails. Later, visit the Arenal Observatory Lodge to view the seismographs installed by the Smithsonian Institute to monitor volcanoes. Afterward, discuss the origins, patterns and geography of this and the over 30 other volcanoes that exist in Costa Rica today. Arenal Nayara Hotel Gardens | Meals: B “There’s nothing like watching just-hatchedturtles heading into the ocean by moonlight. This journey’s August departure includes a night turtle walk to witness this spectacle.” —William Granados, AK Tour Director DAY 6: Arenal/Tortuguero Take a short flight to Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast this morning. Slow-moving tropical rivers define the essence of charming Tortuguero, and you explore its narrow, tranquil canals by boat
  11. 11. 25800 323 7308 • abercrombiekent.com THEAMERICAS dates PRicing Feb 16-23  Mar 16-23  Apr 13-20  Aug 17-24  Dec 21-28 Landarrangements: Feb-Apr Aug-Dec Double occupancy $3,410 $3,560 Single supplement $1,060 $1,060 Internalairfare: Economy class from $590Fortuna/Tortuguero/San Jose Kayaking the tranquil waters in Tortuguero in search of the abundant wildlife often hidden by thick vines and other flora that engulf your path. Originally intended to protect a major nesting beach of the Atlantic green sea turtles, Tortuguero National Park now protects more than 50,000 acres, considered one of the last large areas of tropical rainforest in Central America. The national park spans 11 natural habitats, home to monkeys, sloths, river otters, caimans, lizards and frogs. Tortuga Lodge | Meals: B L D DAY 7: Tortuguero If you are an early riser, you may join your expert naturalist guide for a bird walk this morning. Otherwise, after breakfast, you continue exploring the canals by boat. After lunch, visit the quaint village of Tortuguero, walking through the paths lined with colorful homes and chatting with locals to learn about their way of life. At the Caribbean Conservation Corporation (CCC) Museum, learn about the Atlantic green sea turtle, which thrive on Tortuguero’s shores. (Tortuguero comes from the word tortuga, “turtle” in Spanish.) You may wander the beach, where thousands of sea turtle nest from June through October. It is thought that these gentle vegetarians return to nest on the beach where they were born. Optional kayaks are available to access the most remote areas of Tortuguero National Park at your leisure this afternoon. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner. Tortuga Lodge | Meals: B L D DAY 8: Tortuguero/San Jose/Depart Return this morning to San Jose by private chartered flight. Later this afternoon, connect to the international airport and depart on your homebound flight. Meals: B Note: This program contains some active elements; please refer to page 146 or ask AK for details. Your Inspiring Accommodations Here is a preview of your journey’s best-in-class accommodations. Monteverde Lodge Situated at the edge of one of the world’s best-known cloud forests, with incredible vistas from your forest-view balcony room. Tortuga Lodge Nestled in 146 acres on Costa Rica’s lush Caribbean coast, with placid river views from your second-floor room. ArenalNayaraHotelGardens Luxury boutique hotel featuring views of the soaring Arenal Volcano and a verdant surrounding rainforest. Costa Rica Marriott Hotel San Jose Set on a coffee plantation, with unique colonial-style architecture and elegant decor. COSTARICA PA C I F I C O C E A N C A R I B B E A N S E A Air Road Fortuna(Arenal) Monteverde Tortuguero SanJose
  12. 12. 26 Luxury Small Group Journeys THEAMERICAS Enjoying an adventure in the treetops Family Costa Rica 7 days, visiting San Jose, Tortuguero and Arenal Priced from $2,995 Limited to 22 guests; arrives on Saturday, departs on Friday AKADVANTAGES: ›› Gain firsthand knowledge of Costa Rica’s ecological wonders as you explore the country’s many natural habitats with the help of your expert naturalist guide ›› Spend the day on a kayaking adventure in stunning Caño Palma, discovering the pristine wilderness of this unique ecosystem ›› Embark on an exhilarating zipline excursion, cutting through a lush rainforest canopy during this heart-thumping, family-friendly adventure ›› Visit Tortuguero, where you discover the village history, stop at a school and learn about ongoing efforts to secure running water and improved medical care ›› Gain an insider’s perspective on the local lifestyle by exploring Finca Burio (Burio Farm) alongside owner Don Juan, who guides you through the plantation ›› Walk above a rainforest canopy on suspended bridges, viewing natural wonders from a unique vantage point DAY 1: Arrive San Jose, Costa Rica Arrive in San Jose, and settle in to your colonial hacienda-style hotel, located on a flourishing, 30-acre coffee plantation. Costa Rica Marriott Hotel San Jose DAY 2: San Jose/Tortuguero This morning, embark on a heart-thumping zipline adventure between six panoramic platforms. Watch for local wildlife as you zoom through tree canopies and across the magnificent Molinete River within the verdant natural surroundings of the 1,200-acre Rain Forest Aerial Tram Park. Later this afternoon, board a private boat from the Caño Blanco dock, continuing to Tortuguero and your lodge, nestled amid a tangle of tropical foliage. Tortuga Lodge | Meals: B L D Strap in and whoosh between six lofty platforms on a thrilling ziplineadventure high above the rainforest floor. Your naturalist guide leads the way on this fun adventure and points out the amazing wildlife all around you. DAY 3: Tortuguero Today, you start your adventure exploring this tropical paradise. You may take a guided bird walk before voyaging down the slow- moving tropical rivers that define Tortuguero National Park, one of the last large, intact tropical rainforests in Central America. Search for wildlife hidden within the thick flora, perhaps spider, howler and white-faced monkeys; three-toed sloths; river otters; caimans; iguanas; river turtles; basilisk lizards; and poison dart frogs. This region is also perfect for birders, as it showcases a multitude of bird species. Later, explore the village of San Francisco. If time permits, you may also visit a neighborhood school (when in session), or join local children in a game of soccer. Tortuga Lodge | Meals: B L D explore the nooks and crannies of remote caño palma as you maneuver Your kayak down tranquil, hidden waterways. DAY 4: Tortuguero This morning, head north by motorized boat to Caño Palma (Palm Canal) for an exciting kayak adventure, travelling to places motorized boats cannot reach. Paddle through the wildlife-rich canal, visiting one of the most magical places in the flooded forest. The Tortuguero area is situated on an ancient floodplain and consists of lowland tropical wet forest; it is the richest biological ecosystem in all of Costa Rica. Later this afternoon, take some time to relax and unwind, gathering the children for a garden walk. Those who prefer may also have fun in the sun at the pool. Tortuga Lodge | Meals: B L D DAY 5: Tortuguero/Fortuna (Arenal) Depart on a short private charter flight to Arenal. Upon arrival, a private van and driver transfers you to your hotel at the base of the Arenal Volcano. Marvel at the famed volcano’s near-perfect cone, which soars 5,357 feet above sea level and has a crater over 450 feet deep. Afterward, visit Finca Burio (Burio Farm), which is owned by Don Juan. Take a comprehensive tour through the plantations with the farmer himself, while learning about the benefits and uses
  13. 13. 27800 323 7308 • abercrombiekent.com THEAMERICAS One of Costa Rica’s many animal species, a red-eyed tree frog dates PRicing Mar 23-29  Mar 30-Apr 05  Dec 28-Jan 03, 2014 Landarrangements: Double occupancy $2,995 Single supplement $880 Child (under 12 sharing with 1 adult) $1,995 Child (under 12 sharing with 2 adults) $1,295 Internalairfare: Private charter from $395Tortuguero/Fortuna of fruit you may never have seen. You may also watch for many resident birds, and learn to process sugar cane at a trapiche (sugar mill). Next, sit down for an organic lunch, prepared just for you by Don Juan’s wife, Doña Yamileth. Arenal Nayara Hotel Gardens | Meals: B L DAY 6: Fortuna After breakfast, set out for the picturesque Arenal hanging bridges with your private guide. The site was designed to blend with the natural environment, while leaving the forest habitat virtually intact. As you walk, absorb the diversity of flora and wildlife that call the rainforest home; meanwhile, see imposing views of the volcano (weather permitting) from your perch. Later this afternoon, visit the Hidalgo family’s hot springs, a less-populated alternative to the overcrowded hot springs found elsewhere in the Arenal area. Tucked nearly a mile off the main road connecting Lake Arenal Dam and La Fortuna, the springs consist of five free-flowing pools situated amid a natural river gorge. The water temperature in the pools can get as high as 109 degrees Fahrenheit. Cool off after your dip with blended smoothies and cocktails made with delicious local ingredients at the pool area bar. Afterward, enjoy an authentic homestyle meal during your farewell dinner at the on-site restaurant, which is modeled after the first house that Don Manuel and Doña Hortemida Hidalgo built when they settled on the farm in 1940. Arenal Nayara Hotel Gardens | Meals: B D DAY 7: Depart San Jose This morning, return to San Jose. Later this afternoon, board your homebound flight, or continue to your next Latin American destination. Meals: B Your Inspiring Accommodations Here is a preview of your journey’s best-in-class accommodations. Tortuga Lodge Located riverside on Costa Rica’s lush Caribbean coast, on 146 acres of private land for the ultimate in secluded relaxation. ArenalNayaraHotelGardens A luxury boutique hotel with uninterrupted views of the stunning Arenal Volcano, located a close distance away. Costa Rica Marriott San Jose Set in a sprawling coffee plantation, with manicured gardens and beautiful colonial- style architecture. COSTA RICA PA C I F I C O C E A N C A R I B B E A N S E A Air Road Fortuna(Arenal) Tortuguero SanJose
  14. 14. 28 Luxury Small Group Journeys THEAMERICAS Watching for calving glaciers in the spectacular Kenai Fjords National Park Family Alaska 8 days, visiting Kenai Peninsula, Redoubt Bay, Talkeetna and Anchorage Priced from $5,995 Limited to 24 guests; arrives on Saturday, departs on Saturday AKADVANTAGES: ›› See calving glaciers and marine wildlife, such as humpback whales, orcas, sea lions and harbor seals, on a Kenai Fjords cruise ›› Take a scenic train ride on the Alaska Railroad GoldStar Dome train from Seward to Girdwood ›› Experience a private wildlife rafting trip and riverside barbecue dinner at Kenai National Wildlife Refuge ›› See wild bears as they fish for spawning salmon — a unique opportunity — at Redoubt Bay ›› Embark on a private salmon fishing trip on the Susitna River ›› Flight-see over Denali National Park, landing on a glacier at the base of Mount McKinley ›› Learn about Alaskan huskies and dog sledding with Martin Buser, a four-time Iditarod champion DAY 1: Arrive Anchorage, Alaska/Kenai Peninsula Arrive in Anchorage to begin your adventure, complete with glacier trekking and wildlife encounters in America’s unspoiled wilderness. At a welcome reception this evening, meet and get to know the families who share your journey. Hotel Alyeska DAY 2: Kenai Peninsula Visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center en route to the Kenai River. This nonprofit organization rehabilitates injured or orphaned animals and returns them to the wild. During your visit, you may see local wildlife, including bears, moose, bison, elk and a variety of birds. This afternoon, take a float trip through Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Beavers and otters make their homes along the water, and bears and moose are commonly spied on shore. Tonight, sit down to a barbecue dinner, followed by a campfire and s’mores roast. Hotel Alyeska | Meals: B L D DAY 3: Kenai Peninsula Cruise the Kenai Fjords National Park, and witness the crash of calving glaciers. The park occupies more than half a million acres and is covered by an ice pack extending more than 700 square miles. You may see humpback whales, orcas, puffins and sea lions at close range; look to the skies for a glimpse of bald eagles overhead. Ride the double-decker Alaska Railroad GoldStar Dome train, which is adorned with original Alaskan art and features an upper-level, open-air platform and a glass-covered observation deck offering sensational views of the countryside. Hotel Alyeska | Meals: B L DAY 4: Kenai Peninsula/Redoubt Bay/Talkeetna Travel by float plane over Cook Inlet to Redoubt Bay Bear Sanctuary, where a large population of bears prowl the river in search of a meal. Upon arrival, you are briefed on proper “bear etiquette” before taking to the creeks on pontoon boats. Watch safely from your pontoon boat as they snatch salmon from the water — sometimes even in mid-leap. Continue to the town of Talkeetna, where your lodge is poised on a hillside, with stunning views of Mount McKinley (conditions permitting). Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge | Meals: B L D DAY 5: Talkeetna The Susitna River teems with some of the world’s best salmon and trout, and this morning, you set off on a fishing trip. Afterward, enjoy a riverside picnic lunch to take in the beauty of the surrounding landscapes. Although you may not rake in as many fish as the bears you saw yesterday did, with the supplied fishing equipment — tackle, boots and rain gear — you should have a very rewarding morning nonetheless. This afternoon, go on a geocaching adventure, a high-tech treasure hunt using handheld GPS devices, on the grounds of your lodge. Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge | Meals: B L Aflightseeingtour — complete with glacier landing — is just one highlight from this adventure- packed journey. Watchgrizzly bears prowl the waters for salmon, and then try your own luck with rod and reel the next day. DAY 6: Talkeetna Continue your exploration of the Denali area with a kayak trip on the placid waters of Byers Lake (equipment is provided). Take a gentle but invigorating hike on a well-maintained forest trail; your guide introduces Alaska’s plant and animal life along the way. This afternoon, you may explore the quaint downtown of Talkeetna, a three-square-block area centered on the Village Park; 13 of its
  15. 15. 29800 323 7308 • abercrombiekent.com THEAMERICAS dates PRicing Jun 22-29  Jul 06-13  Jul 20-27 Landarrangements: Double occupancy $5,995 Single supplement $1,795 Child (under 12 sharing with 1 adult) $5,695 Child (under 12 sharing with 2 adults) $4,595 Internalairfare: Charter from $945Anchorage/Redoubt Bay/Anchorage; Denali Flightseeing Brown bear cub surveys a stream, Redoubt Bay buildings are on the National Register of Historic Places. Step out to the banks of the Talkeetna River to look for wildlife and enjoy spectacular views of Mount McKinley and the Alaska Range. You may also visit Denali National Park’s Talkeetna Ranger Station, the last stop for climbing expeditions headed up Mount McKinley. Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge | Meals: B L Learn the secrets of dog sledding firsthand from the ultimate authority on the subject — a four-time iditarod champion. DAY 7: Talkeetna/Anchorage Take a thrilling flight over the peaks and glaciers of Denali National Park. Fly over Don Sheldon Amphitheater (a natural formation named for a renowned Alaskan pilot), the two-mile- deep Great Gorge and the Kahiltna Glacier, a popular route for climbers attempting the summit of Mount McKinley. Your pilot, linked to you by two-way headset throughout the flight, explains the highlights you see. Land on a glacier’s surface, and disembark to experience the majesty of Alaska’s beauty, with snow-veiled peaks surrounding a vast snowfield stretching in every direction. Return to Talkeetna. This afternoon, meet with four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser, and meet his Alaskan husky team. Later, travel to Anchorage for a city tour, and then celebrate your journey at a farewell dinner. Hotel Captain Cook | Meals: B L D DAY 8: Depart Anchorage Board your homebound flight. Meals: B Your Inspiring Accommodations Here is a preview of your journey’s best-in-class accommodations. Hotel Alyeska Alaska’s best resort,with your deluxe room looking out on a lush valley surrounded by mountain peaks, glaciers and ocean views. TalkeetnaAlaskanLodge A cozy retreat and the only hotel in Talkeetna with clear views of Mount McKinley; your room faces the majestic mountain. Hotel Captain Cook Conveniently located in downtown Anchorage, featuring views of Cook Inlet or the Chugach Mountains. ALASKA G U L F O F A L A S K A B E R I N G S E A DenaliNational Park RedoubtBay Talkeetna Anchorage Kenai Peninsula Air Road
  16. 16. 30 Luxury Small Group Journeys THEAMERICAS Easter Island 5 days, visiting Easter Island; priced from $2,695 Day 1: Cross 2,500 miles of the Pacific Ocean to arrive at Easter Island. Remote Rapa Nui — Easter Island’s name in the local language — lies between Tahiti and South America, and its traditions and relics reflect the unique culture that developed here centuries ago. Upon arrival, you are welcomed with a traditional floral collar reception. Hangaroa Eco Village Spa Day 2: Stop at Rano Raraku volcano, where 95 percent of the iconic moai statues were carved. There are over 880 of these colossal, solemn-faced statues peppering the island, with the tallest one reaching 33 feet in height. It is estimated that they were constructed between 1250 and 1500. Continue to Ahu Tongariki, which holds a row of 15 moai. After lunch on the beach, proceed to Vaitea. Hangaroa Eco Village Spa | Meals: B L Day 3: See stone walls in Ahu Vinapu and proceed up the Rano Kau volcano to Orongo, where cliffs are adorned with petroglyphs of the “Bird Man” rituals. These rituals were part of a cult that began in the mid-16th century, and the petroglyphs closely resemble ones found in Hawaii, indicating the strong cultural connection between the islands. Hangaroa Eco Village Spa | Meals: B Day 4: Trek or ride horseback from Ahu Akivi to Maunga Terevaka, the largest of the three extinct volcanoes on Easter Island, for a bird’s-eye view of the lush landscapes below. Otherwise, you might hike to Ana te Pahu, a huge cave complex, and explore its nooks and crannies. Hangaroa Eco Village Spa | Meals: B L Day 5: Transfer to the airport. Meals: B Amazon River Cruise 4, 5, or 8 days, visiting Iquitos and Pacaya Samiria Reserve; priced from $2,685 Day 1: Arrive in Iquitos this afternoon and transfer overland to Nauta, a small town on the Marañon River, where you board your ship and settle in to your suite, your home for the next three evenings. ‘Aqua’/‘Aria’ | Meals: D Days 2-3: Explore the small inlets and various winding river systems that make up the flooded forest. Pacaya Samiria Reserve covers more than five million acres at the headwaters of the Amazon basin and teems with wildlife and aquatic life, including the pink Amazon dolphins, three-toed sloths and howler monkeys. Travel the inner rivers and black water lagoons and visit local villages along the way, learning about a traditional way of life in this scantly populated region. As you float through the flooded forests, your guide points out the wealth of flora and fauna in this remarkable area, including giant six-foot-wide lily pads. Evening expeditions give you the chance to see the nocturnal animals, such as the elusive caiman, come to life. Between shore excursions and lectures, savor fine contemporary Peruvian cuisine on board, thanks to a stellar menu created by star chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino. Meals are paired with fine South American wines and refreshing beverages. ‘Aqua’/‘Aria’ | Meals: B L D Day 4: After lunch, visit a manatee rescue center where you have the opportunity to learn about the Amazon’s most fragile mammal. Head to the airport to continue to your next Latin American destination. Meals: B L The Americas Extensions Extend your inspiring journey with one of these short add-on itineraries.
  17. 17. 31800 323 7308 • abercrombiekent.com THEAMERICAS Chilean Wine Country 3 days, visiting Colchagua Valley; priced from $3,085 Day 1: Visit Chile’s prestigious vineyards, sampling wines aged to perfection. Your first stop is Altaïr Winery, where you learn the techniques of making Altaïrs and Siderals. Continue to Viu Manent, savoring its Malbecs and Carmeneres, for which the vineyard is known. Clos Apalta Winery Lodge | Meals: L D Day 2: Horseback ride through the grape plantation surrounding your lodge. Continue by visiting Casa Lapostolle winery and the Museum of Colchagua. Clos Apalta Winery Lodge | Meals: B L D Day 3: After breakfast, visit Viña Neyen, located within the picturesque, horseshoe-shaped Apalta Valley. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Afterward, transfer back to Santiago. Meals: B L The Andes Devil’s Nose Train 6 days, visiting Cotopaxi, Riobamba, Cuenca and Quito; priced from $2,940 Day 1: Arrive in Quito. Swissôtel Quito Day 2: Visit Mount Cotopaxi. Hacienda San Agustin de Callo Day 3: Drive west of Quilotoa Lake. After lunch at a local home, continue to Riobamba. Hacienda Abraspungo | Meals: B L D Day 4: Board the public train for Devil’s Nose Pass. Witness Andean scenery, the Palmira Desert and the Pass, its criscrossing tracks an engineering marvel. Depart for Cuenca, stopping at the Ingapirca ruins. Mansion Alcazar Boutique Hotel | Meals: B L D Days 5-6: Visit Santa Ana Valley’s villages. The next day, transfer to the airport. Swissôtel Quito | Meals: B L (Day 6: B) Otavalo 3 days, visiting Cotacachi, Peguche and Otavalo; priced from $1,325 Day 1: Depart Quito and drive to the complex of pyramids at Cochasqui. After lunch at Hacienda La Compañia, continue to your hotel in Cotacachi. La Mirage Garden Hotel Spa | Meals: L D Day 2: Take a short hike at Cuicocha’s crater lake. Then travel to Otavalo and visit its world-famous market. On your way back to Quito, stops include Carabuela, where you visit an Indian family that still uses an ancient process to produce woolen crafts; Peguche, where carpets and Andean musical instruments are made; and Cotacachi, renowned for its leather goods. Swissôtel Quito | Meals: B L DAY 3: Transfer to the airport. Meals: B Iguassu Falls 3 days, visiting Brazilian and Argentine sides of the waterfalls; priced from $1,445 Day 1: Fly to Iguassu Falls and explore the Brazilian side. The 275 cascades span a gulf of almost two miles. Join your guide on a tour through the national park to a catwalk that is just an arm’s reach from the falls. Hotel Das Cataratas/Sheraton Iguazú Resort Spa Day 2: Visit the Argentine side of the park to walk the trails above and along the falls. You have the option of walking out onto a catwalk that extends 3,600 feet over the tropical basin of Devil’s Throat. The remainder of your day is at leisure to enjoy the hotel’s amenities. Hotel Das Cataratas/Sheraton Iguazú Resort Spa | Meals: B Day 3: Board your flight back to Buenos Aires. Meals: B
  18. 18. 134 Luxury Small Group Journeys ‘Eclipse’ A Vessel Built for Adventure At the heart of your Galápagos experience is the adventure cruise ship ‘Eclipse.’ On board, travel from island to island and discover the wonders of this incredible destination, returning each afternoon for leisurely lunches and in the evening to the comforts of your spacious cabin. A Vessel Built for Adventure ‘Eclipse’ combines the amenities of a first- class yacht with the skilled personnel and sound ecological practices of an expedition vessel. At 210 feet long, she carries just 48 guests in 26 spacious cabins. That means more room to stretch out. In addition, a more intimate group size means better service, with 31 crew members, four naturalist guides and an AK Tour Director on hand to accommodate your every need and answer any question. Dining on board is also a friendly affair, with buffet meals and open seating that encourages sharing your experiences with like-minded international guests. No wonder ‘Eclipse’ continues to be a Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice. A Stylish and Relaxed Atmosphere On ‘Eclipse,’ “elegant” doesn’t necessarily mean “formal.” You need not pack anything dressier than “smart casual” wear. The dining room seats all passengers at once; many meals are also served on the al fresco Weather Deck. When not on shore expeditions, guests are free to wander ‘Eclipse’s’ casual public spaces, including the Sun Deck (the best seats for wildlife viewing), and the lounge, which boasts comfortable seating, perfect for a chat with your guides. The vessel itself is certified eco-friendly, small enough to nimbly navigate the Galápagos waters but large enough to ensure the safety of passengers, with stabilizers for comfortable sailing. Deluxe Staterooms (187 sq. ft. avg.) Superior Staterooms (180 sq. ft. avg.) Staterooms (156 sq. ft. avg.) Single Staterooms (109 sq. ft. avg.) DeckPlan ShipDetails ›› 4 Deluxe Staterooms on the Boat Deck ›› 8 Superior Staterooms with picture windows on the Boat Deck ›› 12 Staterooms with portholes on the Main Deck ›› 2 Single Staterooms with portholes on the Main Deck Safe and Ecologically Sound Partnering with the Galápagos National Park and the Charles Darwin Research center to provide conservation education, ‘Eclipse’ complies with all current Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) and International Safety Management (ISM) regulations. Rainforest Alliance has awarded ‘Eclipse’ its “Smart Voyager” seal of approval, certifying it as eco-friendly and socially responsible. Flexibility and Comfort Choose from four staterooms, whether you prefer the privacy of a Single Stateroom or the roomy, 210-square-foot Deluxe Stateroom. ‘Eclipse’ features all-outside cabins, meaning no matter which stateroom you choose, you enjoy ocean views at all times. What’s more, cabins assignments are made upon booking, for ease in planning your journey. Family-Friendly Programming AK Family journeys to the Galápagos on board ‘Eclipse’ include a dedicated, seasoned Children’s Activity Coordinator that organizes a full-range of on-board and on-shore activities throughout the program, such as stargazing, Spanish lessons, art classes, wildlife safaris and scavenger hunts. In addition, ‘Eclipse’ offers a child-friendly menu and earlier meal times to cater to young explorers.
  19. 19. 800 323 7308 • abercrombiekent.com 135 Española Route Highlights along this route include quintessential islands such as North Seymour, Floreana and Española. Learn about the infamous history of Floreana and the mystery of what became of its early settlers. Explore Gardner Bay on Española: its white-sand beach is home to one of the most important colonies of sea lions in the Galápagos and serves as a nesting site for sea turtles. Discover other lesser-known nooks, including Santa Fe, one of the most beautiful coves in the Galápagos, where playful sea lions usually keep pace with swimmers and snorkelers. Punta Pitt is the only site in the archipelago where you can find all three species of boobies and both species of frigates. Make your way through the mangroves of Elizabeth Bay — a fragile site not usually visited by other travel companies — that provide refuge for sea turtles, rays, penguins and herons. Genovesa Route Must-sees along this exciting route include the delicate ecosystem of Black Turtle Cove, a maze of tranquil sea-water inlets surrounded by mangroves that are a nursery for sea turtles, sharks and sea birds. Visit the pristine western Galápagos islands, including Isabela and Fernandina, and the unique red-sand beaches of Rabida Island, considered one of the best snorkeling sites in the archipelago. Tiny and remote Genovesa Island — closed to ships for many years and recently reopened — is home to millions of birds, including red-footed boobies, frigates, swallow-tailed gulls and endemic owls. On this route, you explore classics as well, as you hike through primordial volcanic formations to legendary Pinnacle Rock on Bartolome Island, or pause at Puerto Egas to observe beachside pools filled with sea urchins and starfish. ChoosetheBestItineraryforYou Blessed with temperate weather year-round, any time is the perfect time to visit the Galápagos. Yet AK takes perfection to a new level by offering a selection of two routes specially designed to maximize sightseeing and interactions based on wildlife behaviors, and minimize your journey’s effect on the local ecology. These exciting routes — on a variety of itineraries — are timed to ensure you see the very best of the islands. A comfortable, spacious Stateroom Returning to ‘Eclipse’ from an exciting shore excursion SOUTH AMERICA EQUATOR GENOVESA ROUTING ESPAñOLA ROUTING FERNANDINA ISABELLA SANTA CRUZ SANTAMARIA (Floreana) ESPAñOLA SANCRISTOBAL GENOVESA RABIDA Baltra BARTOLOMé SANTA FE SANSALVADOR NOTE: Wonders of Peru the Galápagos and Family Peru the Galápagos follow a modified five-night cruise schedule.
  20. 20. 146 Luxury Small Group Journeys AK GUARANTEED DEPARTURES: All escorted small group journeys* departing between January 1 and December 31, 2013, are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of two (2) persons. Guaranteed departures will operate except only in cases of force majeure, which could include any major world event adversely affecting international travel patterns or other circumstances beyond AK’s control. *Canal River Cruising, Escorted Mobile Camping and programs containing a cruise or train component may require a varying number of passengers to operate. AK PRICE ASSURANCE: The AK Price Assurance applies to 2013 escorted small group journeys available through Abercrombie Kent USA, LLC. Royal Scotsman, Canal River Cruising, North America, Galápagos ‘Eclipse’ and Arctic/Antarctica cruise departures, short-term one-day promotions and international air and extra services are excluded. The AK Price Assurance applies only to 2013 advertised rates on abercrombiekent.com for the same program, travel date and accommodation classification. Abercrombie Kent reserves the right to modify or cancel the AK Price Assurance for future bookings without prior notice. INCLUDED IN ESCORTED GROUP PROGRAMS: All accommodations as noted in the itinerary; meals as specified; arrival and departure transfers (regardless of days of arrival and departure); fully guided sightseeing as noted in the itinerary (including park and entrance fees); local bottled water during sightseeing (filtered water on Mount Kilimanjaro climb); selected beverages with group meals; services of an AK Tour Director (or Egyptologist in Egypt); handling of two pieces of baggage per person for international flights (other conditions/restrictions may apply for internal routes; please refer to BAGGAGE section); complimentary Internet access (where available on land; excluded on cruises; service levels are not guaranteed); hotel taxes; and gratuities throughout, except to the Tour Director/Egyptologist and safari camp staff/driver-guides/trackers, porters on Mount Kilimanjaro climb. (See separate section on GRATUITIES for more details.) Medical evacuation service, when available, including air transportation to medical care facilities, is included within Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe. For Snows of Kilimanjaro program participants, medical evacuation is included from the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro to Nairobi. Hospitalization and medical expenses are at an additional cost. SPECIAL NOTES: Services on escorted small group journeys may be modified to accommodate a small group. All extensions are locally guided. GRATUITIES: Gratuities are included for hotel and restaurant staff, porterage and local guides and drivers. Gratuities are not included for the AK Tour Director/Egyptologist, which are at the traveller’s discretion and should be based on the level of satisfaction with the service received. Where applicable, gratuities to ship crews and camp staff (including driver-guides/trackers and porters on Mount Kilimanjaro climb) are also not included in the escorted group program price and are at the discretion of the traveller. Recommended guidelines by tour will be provided in AK’s pre-tour documentation. NOT INCLUDED IN Small GROUP Journey PRICES: Passenger Travel Protection Program; international and internal airfares, unless otherwise noted; costs associated with obtaining passports or entry visas; airport departure taxes, unless otherwise noted; excess baggage charges; gratuities to the AK Tour Director/Egyptologist on Escorted Group Programs or ship’s crew/camp staff as outlined above; meals other than those specified in the itinerary; beverages other than noted in your pre-tour documentation; sightseeing not included in the published itinerary; and personal expenses such as laundry, communication charges and optional activities (which are subject to availability). ITINERARIES: Accommodations including vessels and arranged sightseeing are subject to change at any time due to unforeseen circumstances or circumstances beyond Abercrombie Kent’s control. Every effort will be made to operate itineraries as planned, but alterations may occur after the final itinerary has been issued. AK also reserves the right to withdraw a program or any part of it, to make such alterations to the itinerary or the program inclusions as it deems necessary or desirable, and to pass on to tour members any expenditures or losses caused by delays or events beyond its control. SPECIAL REQUESTS: Specific requests such as adjacent or connecting rooms, bedding requests, smoking rooms and special dietary needs should be advised at time of booking. Please note that while every effort will be made to secure a special request, it cannot be guaranteed in advance of travel. PRICES AND ARRANGEMENTS: Quoted program prices are per person, double occupancy except where indicated. Prices include planning, handling and operational charges and are based on current rates of exchange, tariffs and taxes in effect at the time of publication. AK reserves the right to increase program prices to cover increased costs, tariffs, taxes and V.A.T received after prices are published and to reflect fluctuations in foreign exchange markets. AK is under no obligation to give a breakdown in costs of any small group escorted journey. Modification of program content to accommodate a smaller group size will not affect the published program price. IMMEDIATE CHECK-IN: On programs where immediate check-in has not been included in the program price, AK has requested that all hotels provide the service when possible; however, it cannot be guaranteed. Most hotels allow check-in to take place during the mid-afternoon. Should you wish to have a guaranteed room ready for your immediate check-in upon arrival, it can be arranged for an additional charge. Please ask AK for details and prices. EARLY ARRIVAL: AK recommends that you arrive a day or two before the start of your planned program to allow time to relax and refresh after your journey. To prepare for the start of your tour, AK has negotiated favorable overnight rates at many hotels; please ask for details at time of booking. Departing early from the U.S. and Canada during the winter months is strongly recommended, due to possible flight disruptions and cancellations caused by inclement weather. CHILD POLICY: On non-family AK escorted small group journeys, unless otherwise indicated on the individual tour, a minimum age of 10 years is required. On family escorted group programs, unless indicated on the individual program page, no minimum age is required. However, some activities contained within an itinerary may have a different age restriction than the overall minimum age requirement. Details will be provided at the time of booking. PLEASE NOTE: The minimum age on ‘Eclipse’ is 7 years on non-family departures and 4 years on family departures. AK RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MARGINALLY EXCEED THE PUBLISHED MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE ON FAMILY PROGRAMS TO ACCOMMODATE A FAMILY. ACTIVE ELEMENTS: Some active elements have been incorporated into select itineraries. To enjoy the trip as intended, a minimum level of fitness is required. AK will require notice if any participant has any physical or other condition or disability that could create a hazard to him or herself or to other members of the group. AK reserves the right to decline acceptance of anyone whom it considers unsuitable due to fitness level. AK also reserves the right to remove from the trip, at the participant’s own expense, anyone whose condition is such that it could create a hazard to him or herself or others, or otherwise impact the enjoyment of other passengers. SHOULD YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR NEED ANY CLARIFICATION ABOUT A SPECIFIC PROGRAM, PLEASE ASK FOR DETAILS AT TIME OF BOOKING. AK’S PASSENGER TRAVEL PROTECTION PLAN: Our specially designed travel protection plan, which provides cancellation coverage, medical coverage and protection against lost or damaged luggage, is not included in the program price and is strongly recommended. See page 143 for more details. PASSPORTS AND VISAS: Valid passports are required for all international destinations. It is recommended that you check with AK and the U.S. Department of State website for the latest passport and visa requirements. Please note that non-U.S. passport holders are responsible for obtaining the required documentation applicable for entry. Passports must be valid for six (6) months after the return of your journey and should also have sufficient blank pages for visas and immigrations stamps. AK cannot be held responsible should you be denied entry to a country due to non-compliance with these requirements. A copy of your valid passport must be submitted to AK in order to confirm air reservations. REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT SCHEDULE: A deposit of $1,250 per person is required at the time of booking ($1,950 for Arctic Cruise Adventure: Polar Bear Country). Deposits for Myanmar’s Burmese Heritage are nonrefundable (see below). Final payment is due 90 days prior to departure. If your reservation is made within 90 days of departure, the entire cost of the trip must be paid at the time of the request in order to secure confirmation. For all India programs operating between November 1 and December 31, 2013, final payment is due 120 days prior to departure. A special deposit applies. For China: Yangtze Passage and Family China, a non-refundable deposit is required to confirm a Specialty Suite (Jade, Mandarin, Imperial or Celestial) on the Sanctuary ‘Yangzi Explorer.’ Ask AK for details. CANCELLATION CHARGES (EXCEPT FOR FAMILY ALASKA AND MYANMAR’S BURMESE HERITAGE): Cancellations received by AK 90 days or more prior to departure will be subject to a $500 per person/per tour cancellation fee; 89-60 days prior to departure will be subject to 20% of the program price; 59-30 days prior to departure will be subject to 50% of the program price; and 29 days or less prior to departure will be subject to 100% of the program price. For all India programs operating between November 1 and December 31, 2013, a special cancellation schedule applies. Ask AK for details. CANCELLATION CHARGES FOR FAMILY ALASKA: Cancellations received by AK 90 days or more prior to departure will be subject to a $500 per person/per tour cancellation fee; 89-70 days prior will be subject to 20% of the program price; 69-45 days prior will be 50% of the program price; and 44 days or less prior to departure will be subject to 100% of the program price. CANCELLATION CHARGES FOR MYANMAR’S BURMESE HERITAGE: Cancellations received by AK 90 days or more prior to departure will be subject to a $1,250 per person/per tour cancellation fee; 89-60 days prior to departure will be subject to 50% of the program price; 59-30 days prior to departure will be subject to 75% of program price; and 29 days or less prior to departure will be subject to 100% of program price. CANCELLATION CHARGES FOR EXTRA SERVICES: Additional hotel nights and other extra services booked in connection with AK programs are subject to the following: Cancellations received 31 or more days prior to the service will be refunded in full; cancellations received 30-15 days in advance will be charged 50% of the price; and cancellations received less than 15 days in advance will be charged 100% of the price. Special cancellation charges apply to select hotels in Egypt, South Africa and East Africa. EXCEPTIONS: Payment and cancellation terms and conditions for extensions and internal air may vary from those noted above. Ask AK for details. AIR TRANSPORTATION: International airfares are not included in program pricing. Abercrombie Kent USA, LLC, has special agreements with many carriers and can offer quotations from any gateway. Please ask your destination specialist about our special fares. All international and internal air quotes are subject to change and can carry penalties and surcharges until final payment has been received by AK. Flight confirmation is based on availability. Air reservations cannot be confirmed until a passport copy is received by AK. PLEASE NOTE THAT CERTAIN AIRFARES ARE SUBJECT TO A SERVICE FEE. Airlines concerned are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time passengers are not on board their planes or conveyances. These programs may use the services of any IATA carrier. International air carriers are subject to international air conventions limiting their liability. The limitations of liability are contained on the reverse side of the airline ticket or e-ticket receipt, or on the carrier’s web site, and form part of the terms and conditions of this package. The passage contract in use by these companies, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the companies and the purchaser of these travel programs and/or passage. BAGGAGE: Abercrombie Kent provides handling of two pieces of baggage per person. Weight restrictions on some routes on internal/ domestic flights may apply; details will be provided with pre-tour documentation. AK’s Travelling Bell Boy Service is provided on all luxury small-group journeys; however, because of security regulations, this service may be limited at airports, rail stations and points of embarkation for cruises. Baggage and personal effects are at the owner’s risk throughout the travel program, and AK assumes no liability for lost or damaged baggage. Please check with your international carrier for other baggage restrictions applicable to your international flights Claims and Refunds: Refunds are not made for any missed services, except for verifiable extenuating circumstances. Please see our Limits on Abercrombie Kent’s Responsibility clause below. For verifiable claims to be considered, they must be received in writing within 30 days of the termination of the program and be accompanied by supporting documentation and/or a statement from the local destination company verifying the claim. Any adjustment considered will be based on the actual price of the services involved and not on a per diem basis. Adjustments will not be made for unused sightseeing trips or meals. AK will not accept any liability for any claims that are not received within 30 days of the termination of your travel program. All claims for days missed while travelling should be made in writing within 30 days of the termination of the program. Photography During Travel: Abercrombie Kent reserves the right to take photographs during the operation of any Terms Conditions
  21. 21. 147800 323 7308 • abercrombiekent.com program or part thereof and to use them for promotional purposes. By booking a program with AK, program members agree to allow their images to be used in such photographs. Program members who prefer that their images not be used are asked to identify themselves to their Tour Director at the beginning of their program. Limits on Abercrombie Kent’s Responsibility: Abercrombie Kent, USA, LLC, its employees, shareholders, officers, directors, successors, agents and assigns (collectively AK), does not own or operate any entity which is to or does provide goods or services for your trip. It purchases transportation (by aircraft, coach, train, vessel or otherwise), hotel and other lodging accommodations, restaurant, ground handling and other services from various independent suppliers (including from time to time other affiliated Abercrombie Kent companies). All such persons and entities are independent contractors. 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These risks are increased by the fact that these trips take place in remote locations, far from medical facilities. Passenger assumes all such risks associated with participating in these trips. Travel Advisories and Warnings: It is the responsibility of the traveller to become informed about the most current travel advisories and warnings by referring to the U. S. State Department’s travel website at travel.state.gov or by phone at 888 407 4747. In the event of an active State Department Travel Warning against travel to the specific destination location(s) of the trip, should the traveller still choose to travel, notwithstanding any travel advisory or warning, the traveller assumes all risk of personal injury, death or property damage that may arise out of the events like those advised or warned against. 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This is our shorthand for the many independent AK companies that work with Abercrombie Kent USA, LLC of Downers Grove, Illinois, to provide its travellers with a consistent worldwide standard of expertise and excellence in travel. Their independence allows our guests to benefit from the unique local knowledge and specialized services available only from destination-based operating companies around the globe. UnitedStatesTourOperators Association$1million travelersassistanceprogram Abercrombie Kent USA, LLC, as an Active Member of USTOA, is required to post $1 Million with USTOA to be used to reimburse, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program, the advance payments of Abercrombie Kent customers in the unlikely event of an Abercrombie Kent bankruptcy, insolvency or cessation of business. 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