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5 Once in a Lifetime Trips

There are vacations, and then there are once-in-a-lifetime trips that you will remember forever. Our partners at Abercrombie & Kent know how to create these experiences, and we share five our favorites below.

For the wildlife enthusiast:

Wildlife Safari Around the World!



Getting to see exotic animals in their natural habitats is an experience you definitely won’t forget. The snow monkeys in Japan, a giant panda in China, a Bengal tiger in India, and gorillas in Rwanda are all top on any wildlife enthusiast’s bucket list. But what if you can see them all – plus more! – in one trip?Abercombie_Kent_Wildlife-AK-Plane

During Abercrombie & Kent’s Wildlife Safari: Around the World by Private Jet, you spend 25 days exploring the world and spotting some of the most exciting and rare animals. Thanks to the ease of private jet travel, you can go from destination to destination without the hassle of commercial air travel and can maximize your time.

Below are the places you will go and what you might see:
  • Japan: the snow monkey
  • China: the giant panda
  • The Philippines: tarsiers & whale sharks
  • Malaysia: Honey bears & orangutans
  • India: the Bengal tiger
  • Rwanda: gorillas & golden monkeys
  • Madagascar: lemurs
  • Kenya: The Big Five – elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos, and Cape buffalo



For the history buff:

The Ancient World


Israel, Jordan, and Egypt are three destinations that bring the pages of history to life right in front of your eyes. From Petra to the Pyramids, these countries are home to world-renowned sites and fascinating cultures. You could easily spend three weeks (or three different trips) exploring these destinations, but Abercrombie & Kent’s Wings Over Israel, Jordan, & Egypt allows travelers to do it all in 13 days.


“How is that possible?” you may ask. Privately chartered jets! These flights offer flexibility and convenience, so you spend less time sitting at an airport or changing planes, and more time on the ground exploring.

Trip highlights:
  • Guided walk on the Temple Mount
  • Western Wall
  • Mount Zion
  • See the Dead Sea Scrolls at the Shrine of the Book
  • Float in the Dead Sea
  • Visit Petra
  • Wadi Rum
  • Four-day Nile Cruise
  • View the Temple of Horus
  • Explore the Valley of the Kings
  • See the Pyramid of Giza and the Great Sphinx

For the adventurer:

Climb Kilimanjaro



Climbers at Uhuru Peak
© Humberto Vela, Jr. 2007 / Abercrombie & Kent Picture Library

Conquering the legendary Mount Kilimanjaro is something you will remember for a lifetime. As the highest mountain in Africa, Kilimanjaro stands over 16,000 feet from the base. Whether you are trying to conquer the Seven Summits (the tallest mountain on each continent) or just want to push yourself to new heights (literally!), adventure-enthusiasts will love the opportunity to climb this mountain, and Abercrombie & Kent can make it happen.

During their Climb Kilimanjaro: Summiting the Machame Route journey, you will spend 9 days making your way to the top – and with A&K’s 97% successful summit rate, the odds are in your favor that you will get there. This epic journey allows for more time for your body to acclimate, and A&K’s experienced team will help you along the way.

For the Explorer:

Northwest Passage



When you experience the Northwest Passage, you follow the footsteps of some of the greatest explorers on the path less taken – literally. Very few people experience the Northwest Passage, and you can be one of them with Abercrombie & Kent.

Abercombie_Kent_Northwest-Passage_bearIn 24 days, you will go from Montreal to Greenland to Alaska, stopping along the way to see local Inuit villages, marvel at the sites, and learn about explorers. A&K USA Chairman Emeritus Phil Otterson and A&K’s world-class expedition team will be with you along the way to answer any questions and help you make the most of your adventure.

  • Kick off your journey with two nights in Montreal
  • Guaranteed balcony accommodations aboard Le Boreal
  • Learn how to take great photos from A&K’s photo coach
  • See Ilulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

For the World Traveler:

Antarctica, South Georgia, & the Falkland Islands



Antarctica is often the last continent a traveler experiences, but it is well worth the journey. Beautiful vistas and exciting wildlife await you at this extraordinary destination. And if you are going to experience it, you want to do it the right way.


Abercrombie & Kent’s Antarctica, South Georgia, & the Falkland Islands voyage takes you not only to Antarctica but also to some of the most exciting islands in the Southern Ocean. During the 18-day luxury expedition cruise, you will hit the highlights and then some. Bonus: celebrate the New Year in Buenos Aires before your adventure!

What you may see:
  • King Penguin colonies in South Georgia
  • Sir Ernest Shackleton’s gravesite
  • Spot whales as you approach South Georgia
  • Humpback whales in Wilhelmina Bay

Click here to get started planning your adventure with Abercrombie & Kent.