Abercrombie & Kent is upping the ante on adventure travel with a brand-new collection of journeys through some of the world’s most challenging environments. With the brand’s 10 new Extreme Adventure tours for 2012, trekking up Mount Kilimanjaro, horseback riding through the jungles of Ecuador and traveling to the largely uninhabited Simpson Desert in Australia, are just some of what’s in store for those adrenaline junkies.
Ideal for seasoned hikers, the 7-day Mount Kilimanjaro: The Roof of Africa by the Umbwe Route Ascend tour, takes travelers up Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak. On this journey, participants will hike through landscapes that shift from lush forests, to alpine deserts, to the icy summit on one of the mountain’s least-traveled and most challenging routes. Priced from $3,995 pp dbl, this direct route up the mountain features dramatic views of the Barranco Wall and Western Breach.
Meanwhile, the 16-day Nepal: Conquering Everest Base Camp itinerary, takes travelers climbing thousands of feet through some of the earth’s most impressive landscapes and discovering a remote region rich in culture along the way. Priced from $4,490 pp dbl, this tour includes two days in the capital city of Kathmandu—including a city tour. Plenty of aggressive trekking days and greater changes in elevation make this adventure best suited for those with previous mountain trekking experience at high altitude.
If the rainforest is more their style, recommend the 7-day Costa Rica: Jungle Canopy to Surging Rapids itinerary. Priced from $3,490 pp dbl, this action-packed tour takes travelers hiking, biking, snorkeling, rafting and ziplining through some of Costa Rica’s most awe-inspiring landscapes. Highlights of this trip include exploring the less-traveled waters near Agujas Beach (located on the country’s Pacific coast) by outrigger canoe, ziplining through the canopy rainforest in Jaco and whitewater rafting through the Class III-IV rapids near the Pacuare Canyon in the mountainous Turrialba region.
Other 2012 Extreme Adventures include Mongolia: The Gobi Desert, exploring the shifting sand dunes, rocky terrain and snow-dusted plateaus of the Gobi Desert by foot, camel and bike; and Australia: Desert Eco Survey, capturing the spirit of the Outback with a trekking adventure through the remote Simpson Desert.
To help prepare for an Extreme Adventure, A&K recommends Fit for Trips, a service which provides customized fitness programs that simulate the same stresses on the traveler’s body that they will experience during their planned expedition. This prepares the body to handle the unique challenges of a specific itinerary for an ultimately more successful and rewarding experience.
Book your clients on one of A&K’s 2012 Extreme Adventure tours by Nov. 30 and they’ll save $500 pp, plus receive a complimentary 8-week customized Fit for Trips fitness program.
For more information, call (888) 611-4711 or visit abercrombiekent.com.