Plan your own entirely unique are private, custom-tailored trips with us, perfect for solo travelers, couples, families (with children of all ages), and groups of friends. You can expect specific activities and focus around your interests, must-see highlights and atypical ones, all away from the crowds. We'll not only design a trip around your preferences, but make suggestions and recommendations, make all of your arrangements, and oversee all aspects of your travel, leaving you to enjoy a pleasant, unforgettable trip from beginning to end.
Toss the guidebook; we'll include the highlights and places you should not miss, skip the tourist traps, and all the while putting every effort into providing an immersive and authentic cultural experience. If you have traveled with Abercrombie and Kent before, you will appreciate a similar level of quality yet more flexible and authentic travel experience, while of course enjoying a much better value.
People-to-people experiences are always facilitated, including spontaneous activities such as home visits, language lessons, cooking classes to dropping in on a classroom — things we feel are the real rewards of visiting the exceptional peoples of this region. Dinner with a former U.S. Ambassador, escort by professor of archeology at Angkor, lunch with a Intha elder on Inle Lake, enjoying tea with graduate monks in Mandalay, and an informal meeting with young entrepreneurs in Hanoi are just a few possibilities. If you are interested in Myanmar, contact us for ideas for where to go and what to do.
Unsurpassed experience - In 1993, we founded the first American tour operator in Vietnam (read about us in Escape Magazine's 1994 article), organizing the very first Veterans, adventure, and arts tours of the country. Our founders have over fifty years experience organizing and leading trips in the region. We've organized trips from our Hanoi headquarters for over 20 years, branching out into Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, and Myanmar. Beyond our comprehensive destination information (read about Luang Prabang), please call us and ask the really tough questions, you'll be impressed.
On the Spot - You will hear from our local staff long before they depart, such as Ms. Diep, our culinary specialist who plans dinging arrangements.
Full Service - From VIP arrival arrangements, luxury transport, special events, and matching the perfect properties, we've got you covered. Travel by private jet or helicopter charter, we will make all arrangements for you in Asia.
Personal touch - We are a specialized boutique operator, just the right size to know who you are by name. We make note for birthdays, and escorts and guides will know your client's preferences well before travel.
One-of-a-kind Insider experiences - We can plan what no other company can. Meet in private with Vietnam's most renowned artists, such as lacquer master Dinh Quan, or the country's most decorated fighter ace, Mr. Hong My, in his Old Quarter home, dinner in Phnom Penh with former Ambassador to the United States, boating and cycling into off limit areas of Inle Lake with the Intha tribe, delighting children to a private performance in the home of master puppeteer in Yangon, or a tour of Angkor at sunrise with the foremost expert on the temples.
Attention to detail- Beyond escort staff, your trip is carefully monitored by a dedicated tour manager in each location 24-hours a day. In addition, our local office staff plans those special events, such as birthdays, anniversaries, and special introductions.
Peace of Mind - travelers in Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia are served by a local emergency medical and air evacuation service through International SOS, an international company with two decades of experience. Note: insurance for services provided at an extra cost.
More for less- If you've traveled with Abercrombie & Kent before, you'll be impressed by our more immersive and comprehensive itineraries, local knowledge, special introductions, unique activities, not to mention a much better value than comparative companies—"ultra luxe" without the ultra cost.
Flexibility - Nobody really knows what to expect in a new destination. Although we organize an itinerary with your preferences and our recommendations, we recognize these preferences and plans changes after arrival especially with children. We remain flexible to change plans in the moment.
Toss the Guidebook- Southeast Asia is the ultimate experiential destination. Certainly there are astonishing sites not to be missed, such as Angkor and Halong Bay, but the most fascinating and thrilling aspects of travel in the region are the people. Our itineraries emphasize unique and spontaneous encounters in each destination.
Trips of a lifetime - Read comments from a handful of our travelers over the last 25 years.
If you're looking for an exceptional trip, or simply a smooth one in a challenging region, nobody knows Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Cambodia better than we do. Contact us for our recommendations or submit an information request form (below).