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Abercrombie & Kent S. Africa

Join an A&K African safari and experience a world where nature reigns supreme. A&K pioneered the modern African safari in 1962, creating a signature blend of luxury, authenticity and adventure. Today our 11 local African offices employ the continent’s finest tour guides and bring you into the heart of the wildlife action with A&K’s unique mobile tented camps, an elegant and eco-friendly successor of the classic African safaris of Roosevelt and Hemingway. On an East African safari, witness the Great Migration, as hundreds of thousands of grazing animals and predators cross the plains of Kenya and Tanzania. Venture to Southern Africa for water safaris by dugout canoe through Botswana’s Okavango Delta, and for a visit to mighty Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Mali in West Africa provides an opportunity for a different sort of experience, a cultural odyssey to a land where life seems truly unchanged from what it was in centuries past. A&K was born in Kenya, and as a pioneer in luxury safari tours, we can show you an Africa that’s perfect for you. Wherever you go, count on an experience in which every day is an inspiring adventure.


Big Five Tours

In 1973, the founders of Big Five Tours & Expeditions pledged to fulfill a commitment to the fledgling company they launched in Nairobi, Kenya. Their primary mission was to introduce small groups of travelers to both the grandeur and subtleties of this remarkable continent from a perspective of lifelong residents. They succeeded by designing unhurried and insightful itineraries that revealed the unique aspects of Africa’s cultures, wildlife and natural wonders. Today, with corporate headquarters in Stuart, Florida and a second location in Toronto Canada, Big Five continues to honor that tradition and aims to enrich lives and expand understanding through journeys that deliver style, substance, comfort and value. Each journey seeks to combine the thrill of personal discovery with the pleasure of experiencing the finest services on our thoughtfully planned, custom-designed itineraries in Africa, Asia, the Orient, Latin America, and the South Pacific. Beyond superior service and amazing adventures, Big Five honors the best practices of sustainable, socially responsible travel, which promotes cultural preservation, community integrity and conservation of the of natural resources. Find out why Big Five is the right choice! At Big Five the mission is simple – We Don’t Tell Stories Better, We Tell Better Stories.


G Adventures

In 1990, Bruce Poon Tip founded G Adventures with nothing more than two credit cards and a burning desire to create an authentic, sustainable travel experience like nothing the world had ever seen. By offering adventure-craving travellers an alternative to the resorts, cruises and motorcoach tours they were accustomed to, he not only changed the way people looked at their holiday time, but changed the face of travel forever. Twenty years later, the only thing that hasn’t changed is an inherent belief in the core values that continue to inspire our being and business today. It’s true. At G Adventures, changing people’s lives isn’t just a mantra, it’s the very core of our company culture, the essence of who we are, and the driving force behind everything we do. The way we see it, change is the key to innovation, and people are the key to change. From our CEOs (Chief Experience Officers), G Adventures staff, partners and the thousands of travellers we interact with every day, our goal is to ensure an authentic and unforgettable life-changing experience for everyone. After all, if you’re not changing, you’re not growing. And isn’t that what life is all about?


Contiki Travel

Travelling with Contiki is a great opportunity not just to see the world but to see a world of possibilities. We take care of all of the little details, so you can take it all in, find your own path and share in our sense of discovery. Our tours include more sights, more activities, more authentic local food and more spectacular places to stay. We give you tons of free time to relax, explore or just hang out. And wherever you go, your Contiki Crew is there to help you have the time of your life. We create the journeys so you can create the stories. Start your story with us. Fifty years ago, we created our first story when a young New Zealander embarked on a journey across Europe. He got a minibus and gathered together a group of friends to travel with him, and Contiki Holidays was “born”. We’re the original travel company for 18-35s and we’ve been travelling the world with people like you since ’62.


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Owned by Pacific Beachcomber S.C., the leader in French Polynesia luxury destination resorts, Paul Gauguin Cruises operates the award-winning luxury cruise ship m/s Paul Gauguin, providing a luxury cruise experience tailored to the unparalleled wonders of Tahiti, French Polynesia and the South Pacific. A second small luxury ship, the m/vTere Moana, is scheduled to begin sailing under the Paul Gauguin Cruises banner in December 2012.

The renowned, 5+-star m/s Paul Gauguin was built specifically to sail the waters of Tahiti, French Polynesia and the South Pacific. Launched in 1998, The Gauguin is the longest continually operating year-round luxury cruise ship in the South Pacific. No other luxury ship in history has offered this level of single-destination focus and expertise on a year-round basis for such an extended period of time.

Backroads Travel

After nearly three decades of finding more rewarding alternatives to traditional vacations, my passion for active travel is stronger than ever. Of course I have a pretty obvious bias. At Backroads I’m fortunate to work with a team of people who share my passion and devote their days to creating the best possible biking, walking and multisport trips around the globe—and who will be working again tomorrow to make them even better. But the desire to keep earning our place as the world’s number one active travel company arises out of something more fundamental. I simply can’t imagine a better way to immerse yourself in the life of a region, to explore hidden corners and appreciate nuances while enjoying the benefits and enormous satisfaction of traveling under your own power. These are experiences you cannot have behind the wheel of a car, or on a train or a tour bus, or in a few excursions from a cruise ship or a secluded resort. Active travel is, at its heart, a way of connecting more authentically with the world. Sure, Backroads provides amazing leaders, superb accommodations and meals, and opportunities you could never arrange on your own. But all of our comprehensive planning and support is aimed at something far simpler: bringing you the immediate, highly personal satisfaction of discovering a new world on your own terms. When I think about all the places I still have left to explore, and those I want to revisit and enjoy again, I’m constantly reminded what a gift it is to be able to explore the world actively. Backroads trips are about embracing what life has to offer, living the experience as it unfolds and at the same time creating memories that will last forever. –Tom Hale, Founder & President


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