Valentine’s Day has just gone by and perhaps it has brought back romance in your life. In fact you could be planning the perfect romantic journey for two but trust me, you would be better off if you opt for some professional help. Abercrombie & Kent (A&K) with over 50 years in the trade has perfected the art of helping couples find the perfect place. The beauty of their service is that it is most unobtrusive. They are always there when you need their help but they simply disappear when you don’t. A&K has a separate division, Romance Travel Concierges that specializes in designing unforgettable, custom-made honeymoons and anniversary celebrations. They can design and create the best options for you around the world. Their experience and expertise is backed by an unparalleled network and 50 onsite offices around the world that takes care of any logistical issues and provides the most relaxing and hassle free holiday experience.
Morocco. This land of Kasbahs is recommended for the die-hard romantics. Dar Ahlam is a private oasis between high mountains and expansive desert and offers a romantic escape from the world. You may explore the desert on camelback and stay overnight in a luxuriously-carpeted “Caidal”-style royal tent. A nine day package would cost $9,660.
Egypt. Those who are inspired by the legendary romance of Anthony and Cleopatra can recreate the romance floating down the Nile on a luxury dahabieh. Valley of the Kings and Queens and the tombs of the Nobles and Workers, el Kab and Gebel Silsileh’s Temple of Horemheb are the other attraction in the region. A nine day package is priced at $22,820.
Peru. You may opt for a vow renewal ceremony, conducted by an Incan shaman near the mysterious citadel of Machu Picchu. Experience pure relaxation and luxury in a hot bath drawn by your personal bath butler and then go for a private exclusive cooking lesson with a Lima chef. The prices start at $7,490 for a nine day package.
Botswana. It is an ideal place for those who love nature and are most comfortable in natural surroundings. Sanctuary Baines’ Camp allows you to experience true luxury in the wilderness. Each suite in the resort boasts of a private deck that enables you to sleep under the stars. You may take a helicopter ride over the Victoria falls and also go for game drive to watch the wild animals like lion, elephant, leopard, rhino, buffalo and more from up close. There is a twelve day package priced at $10,475.
Antarctica. The White Continent might appear to be strange choice to you but it is the perfect setting for an unforgettable marriage proposal, vow renewal or even a marriage ceremony which may be conducted by the ship’s captain. Antarctica is the last frontier, vast and breathtakingly beautiful where you get to see some incredible wildlife. The packages start at fourteen days from $9,895. If you opt for the twenty day package then the prices start at $15,295.
Bangkok, Thailand. It takes you back to a 19th century adventure which is wonderfully romantic. Spacious and luxurious tents have been set up deep inside bamboo jungle. The luxury tents boast of all the amenities, including a hand-hammered copper bathtub. You may go in for a rejuvenating spa treatment in an open-air sala. The elephant camp allows you to see the jumbos living in a natural setting. A twelve day package will cost $10,795.
Turkey. It is the appropriate destination for Culture enthusiasts. The location of the country has defined and shaped its culture over the years. It is the land where East meets west. The ancient ruins of Ephesus could inspire you to renew bonds of devotion with a solemn ceremony. You would even have the Izmir State Symphony playing for you. A hot-air balloon flight that goes over Cappadocia adds the right element of adventure in the trip. The price of an eight day package is $11,995.
India. It is the country of eternal romance. Taj Mahal is the symbol of eternal love and India is full of the sights and sounds of romance. The Indian weddings are grand and very elaborate. You can experience the vow renewal ceremony at an ancient Shiva temple and do it the Indian way in traditional Indian wedding attire, live music and a private dinner. At Udaipur you can enjoy a private sunset cruise on the royal barge on Lake Pichola. You may opt for a camel safari to enjoy the scenic beauty of the Aravali Hills. The package will cost you $7,120 for twelve days.
South Africa. It is a country where you can discover something new and spectacular in almost every field, be it natural beauty, exotic wildlife, vineyards, cuisine or culture. The package includes the Six Carat Safari to Spotting Kruger National Park. The package assures you of the most powerful shared experience. The package has been priced at $23,730 for thirteen days.
Italy. The flavors you get to experience across Italy is varied and enchanting. Traversing the canals of Venice in a private gondola gives you the taste of la Dolce Vita. In Verona you can feel the intensity of love at Juliet’s balcony. The Umbrian vineyards provide the right ambiance for a private picnic. And finally there is so much to explore in romantic Rome. The package is designed for eight days and costs $11,825.
When you are looking for a destination for a second honeymoon or a special anniversary celebration you have to be careful as the most popular tourist destinations may not provide you with the right ambiance and the atmosphere. If you have never been to Hawaii or the Caribbean then you might enjoy a trip there but if you are the well travelled kind then you need something quite different to stimulate you and make it the most romantic and memorable journey you have ever had. This is where Abercrombie & Kent come in with their Romance Travel Concierge. They and their team know about every romantic destination, every thrilling adventure and every pampering resort on all seven continents. And most importantly they have the infrastructure to design and develop the most exciting itinerary anywhere in the world and support it with the best personalized service. These trips require very detailed and elaborate planning and preparation hence it advisable that you start planning for the trip a year in advance. The luxury and the exclusivity of the holidays come at a price. The prices indicated above are per person for double occupancy.