Compass Blog

Compass is a collection of blogs based on the imaginative research the Kensington team undertakes to ensure we find new and better ways to transform travel into a more meaningful and personal experience. In other words, we are always on the lookout for a secret café in Paris, the best spot to find the black rhino, a favorite local dish, a superb hike out of Buenos Aires and the next great hidden lodge. To accomplish this we've enlisted our team of destination specialists. When they are not designing custom trips that wow our clients, they are traveling the world for inspiration. In addition, we have pulled together a team of 'Explorers-In-Residence' - Royal Geographic Society Fellows, Explorer's Club Fellows and leading adventurers with fascinating stories. Follow these explorers and gain a unique perspective from their awe-inducing expeditions.

Postings for February, 2012


Costa Rica Jungle & Beach Special - Savings of $200 per person

Costa Rica Escape Jungle & Beach Special – Savings of $200 pp 7 Days from $1,430 pp The perfect mix of jungle adventure & beach relaxation, this Costa Rica tours experience takes adventurers through lush animal packed rainforests, along raging rivers & onto pristine beaches. With private guided jungle & volcano hike, hot springs pampering, zip lining, exotic wildlife safaris & more, travelers will go wild for this stunning destination. Read More »


Angkor Wat & Essential Cambodia Special - Savings of $250 per person

Angkor Wat & The Pearl Of Asia Essential Cambodia Special – Savings of $250 pp 7 Days from $1,660 pp Stunning & awe-inspiring only barely scratch the surface when it comes to Cambodia Tours & the temples of Angkor. With your own private guide & driver, this exotic adventure will let you experience it all in VIP style. Read More »


Encounter the final crumbles of elegance at the Kasbah of Telouet

Kensington Tours’ Destination Expert, Aurelie Gilles, suggests that Morocco tours will often highlight the country's timeless beauty through its storied history. Guests wanting to encounter one of Morocco's most unique relics can make the trek to the ruins of the once-great Kasbah of Telouet, a Berber village of traditional grandeur. Sitting just above 5,000 feet in elevation, travelers must hike the winding, dusty paths of the elegant High Atlas Mountains to reach the epic Telouet. Read More »


Madrid & Seville Special - Savings of $500 per person

Spain - Madrid & Seville A Tale of Two Cities Special – Savings of $500 pp 8 Days from $1,999 pp If you`re in search of a sundrenched European summertime escape, this 4* Spain Tours special is the ticket! Sophisticated & teeming with history, immerse yourself in the Madrid's culture, plazas, sites, shopping & food while enjoying luxurious & iconic accommodation. Read More »


Quintessential Machu Picchu on Wayna Picchu

Kensington Tours' Destination Expert, Noraly Barillas, suggests hikers with little time on Peru tours who want to take in the famous vistas of Machu Picchu can trek the region's most famous short trail along the mountain of Wayna Picchu. Also spelled Huayna Picchu, the mountain's name translates to "Young Peak," a name largely derived from the mountain's shorter stature compared to nearby summits. Read More »


Ganges, Tigers & Taj - Savings of $400 per person

Ganges, Tigers & Taj Alluring 2012 India Special – Savings of $400 pp 9 Days from $2,600 pp From elephant rides, tiger safaris & a Ganges River cruise, to Buddhist blessings & the Taj Mahal, this enticing adventure special on India Tours allows you to behold many of India's exotic highlights without breaking the bank. Read More »

Family Fun, Small Ship Cruises

Kensington's Explorers in Residence Series: Galapagos Islands

Most tropical vacations offer plenty of sun, sand and surf, but few destinations offer this together with the uniqueness of the Galapagos Islands. First explored by Charles Darwin on his Beagle expedition, his studies here became the basis for his famous report on evolution, The Origin of the Species.  Now it was my turn! My son Herb and I visited the island of Plata, known as Isla de la Plata to the locals and often referred to as the Poor Man’s Galapagos. Read More »

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