Category Archives: Private Guided Tours

Eat, Pray, Love – A Journey Of Self Discovery

Feed your soul and please your palate with mouth-watering wine and cuisine in Italy, find inner peace at a tranquil ashram in intoxicatingly exotic India and learn to love once again on the breathtaking beaches of Bali with this private guided journey of self-discovery based on the bestselling novel Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert.

Stimulate your senses with an appetizing culinary journey through Italy, a land renowned for its gastronomic pleasures. Led by your expert private guide you’ll tour Rome, Naples and Bologna. Dine on delicacies like panini, prosciutto and Chianti during a luscious picnic, sip celebrated vintages in the company of a sommelier, create time-honored Italian classics during cooking courses, visit aromatic food markets and take a tantalizing chocolate and wine tour.

Next it’s off to India to tend to your mind, spirit and soul during an enlightening tour of Delhi, Rishikesh, and Varanasi. Spend 5 nights at an intimate world renowned ashram with a master of Raj Yoga, enjoy pilgrimages to a myriad of holy monuments and sacred highlights, delight in a dawn boat ride down the holy Ganges river, visit the ancient ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri, take a private guided tour of the Taj Mahal, stroll through the park where Gautama Buddha first taught the Dharma after his enlightenment and journey to Manikarnika Ghat to view the beautiful death rituals and rites that the Hindus perform.

In the final phase of your voyage reconnect with your heart during a private tour of the tropical paradise that is Bali. Rich in visual beauty and blanketed with exquisite little offerings to the gods that materialize as if by magic, Bali will leave you with a sense of well-being and a happy heart. Explore Ubud, the cultural heart of Bali, visit fine art galleries and watch craftsmen at work, take in a theatrical performance of a traditional sacred sanghyang dance, tour shrines and pavilions dedicated to love, journey through the rural heartland of Bali, and tantalize your taste buds with an appetizing culinary course.

Eat, Pray and Love – Enhance your connection to each of these pleasures in the cultural setting best known to represent it. Take this incredible holiday with a loved one, family or friends. If you can’t take this much time away from your day to day life, pick your favorite part of the journey or let Kensington help you create a tour of self discovery customized just for you!

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Elite Voyages To The End Of The World – Kensington Antarctica

Introducing Kensington Antarctica – a luxurious eco-camp located at the end of the earth in the heart of Antarctica�s interior. Ideal for adrenaline adventurers, thrill-seekers & jet setters, this elite property features a plethora of once-in-a-lifetime Antarctic activities with genuine polar explorers & experts as guides.
Perched on top of a 200 foot icefall, Kensington Antarctic is as surreal as it is beautiful & truly one of a kind. Furnished in the old world opulence of African safaris this designed eco-camp fuses traditional materials with cutting-edge comforts & modern technology. There are 6 sleeping tents, ensuring a intimate experience for every guest as well as first class service from 5 renowned polar guides, distinguished naturalists & a celebrated chef.
Activities led by expert polar guides include hikes through untouched oasis, explorations of ice caves & tunnels, treks over massive ice disturbances, kite-skiing, ice climbing, trips to a nearby Adelie penguin colony, an interactive tour of the American Science Station, abseiling into ice crevasses, Antarctic swimming, cross country skiing, an optional excursion to the South Pole & a short flight across unexplored mountain range to the site of a awe-inspiring and rarely seen Emperor penguin colony of over 12,000 & their fearless hatchlings.

Accessible only by private jet from Cape Town, South Africa, there are a range of adventures available including 5, 10 & 12-day expeditions as well as a 2 day journey & the options for exclusive custom departures. The Antarctica season runs from late November through January when temperatures average a mild -5 Celsius. 

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The Best of Botswana

A selection of wild photos from a private guided safari though Botswana from one of our favorite Kensington travelers.  Want to see more Botswana? Check out our flickr pg.

New! at Kensington – Explorer in Residence Program

Launched only this month, our Explorer-in-Residence tours feature unique itineraries to hidden corners of the world. These itineraries take travelers to out of the way places. Most have been built in consultation with our Explorers-in-Residence. Some are expensive, some require really hard work, and some are simply unfairly caricatured in the press. All promise a unique experience. All of our tours are carefully managed by our local offices and local expert guides to ensure you have a safe and supported adventure.

Kensington CEO Jeff Willner and the first Explorer in Residence Mikael Strandberg recently undertook a scouting mission to The Democratic Republic of the Congo to assess its potential and readiness as a destination for intrepid travellers.  Congo itineraries – featuring endangered Eastern Lowland Gorillas, Pygmy tribes and the Nyiragongo volcano – will be the first offered in the Explorers-in-Residence series.  Other itineraries under development will include camel trekking experience across the Oman desert, walking safari through Maasai lands, arctic exploration and adventures in Yemen .

Make your  tour truly special by requesting one of our Explorers-in-Residence as a traveling companion. Imagine traveling the hidden corners of the world with a world famous explorer as your guide! The Kensington Tours Explorer-in-Residence program offers this rare privilege. A Private Guided tour to remote parts of the world, featuring one of the world’s greatest explorers!

The Ultimate Adventure – Gorilla Trekking in the Congo

Deep in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, close to the Rwandan border lies Kahuzi-Biéga National Park, one of the last refuges of the Eastern Lowland Gorilla.  The park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is the last places on earth where these majestic creatures can be seen in the wild.  It’s the ultimate adrenaline adventure and these photos were taken during a recent private guided tour with Kensington through the wilds of the Congo and Rwanda.

Costa Rica Spring into Summer Special

Travel In May & June Only  – Save 25%
8 Days now from only $1,935 pp (regularly $2,426)

This active & exotic special is too hot to pass up. Adventurers will delight in a scenic voyage up the Sierpe River to the exclusive Casa Corcovado Eco lodge, nestled on the outskirts of Corcovado National Park. This intimate tropical retreat is a part of an area National Geographic calls “one of the most biologically intense places on earth.” Afterwards travelers will fly north to the green highlands of Arenal & the spectacular Arenal Volcano.  There they’ll enjoy the Royal Corin Resort & Spa, a Kensington favourite. This active adventure includes incredible wildlife viewing, white water rafting, horseback riding, canopy tours, zip lining, a fusion of private & shared expert guided tours, meals as indicated, private airport transfers & much more. Offered for May & June travel only! Limited space is available – Call Now!

“The World’s Top Adventure Trips.”

Travel + Leisure recently named this Kensington tour one of “The World’s Top Adventure Trips.”
Wild Western Canada by Rail : Rocky Mountain Train Signature

This classical rail journey takes adventurers through the pristine natural wonders of the Rocky Mountains & Western Canada.  Explore Vancouver, the misty city on the Pacific Coast, host of the 2010 Winter Olympics with expert guide.  Ride an elegant VIA train through the Rocky Mountains, enjoy panoramic viewing cars & romantic berths.  You’ll spend a full day enthralled by the spectacles just outside the train windows and arrive in Jasper in the afternoon.  Trek through the wilds of Jasper National Park in search of bear, moose & other wildlife.  Take an evening wildlife safari hike and learn about the geological formations of the Colombia ice fields.  See waterfalls, ice fields & more in stunningly beautiful Lake Louise.  Ride up the mountains of Banff in a gondola & take scenic helicopter transfers. Featuring luxury 5* hotels such as the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louis, private airport transfers & 24/7 Kensington support, this legendary Rocky Mountain adventure will be remembered forever.

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