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Signature Experiences

These exclusive or unique events are designed to deepen your experience, taking you on an inspiring journey beneath the surface of local history, culture and traditions. What's more, these once-in-a-lifetime moments are often not available to a regular traveller. The following experiences are just a taste of what we have prepared especially for you.

Moments to Treasure

Bright coloured and shapely botanical gardens, Canada

The Butchart Gardens

The gates to Canada's iconic Butchart Gardens are opened a little early for you. Free to explore with before-hours access, you’ll be treated to an exclusive breakfast in the original family residence.
View of Helicopter over Mitchell Falls, Kimberley

Soar Over Mitchell Falls

Gain an aerial view of the incredible Mitchell Falls on an included helicopter flight during your Kimberley Wilderness adventure.
Namedy Castle exterior in Andernach, Germany

Namedy Castle

Wander the manicured grounds of this beautiful 14th-century home then head inside the home to attend a cocktail party or morning tea, accompanied by a classical piano recital.

Signature Experiences

Cape Cuisine and Walking Tour, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Explore historic Stellenbosch, and admire its beautiful Cape Dutch architecture and colonial history. You will experience the town’s storied past, remarkable culture and inspiring artwork on a walking tour, before tasting traditional South African dishes such as savoury Bobotie and sweet Amarula mousse. View Featured Trip.

Boma Dinner Under The Stars, Kruger National Park, South Africa

After an exhilarating day of game drives in Kruger National Park, savour a traditional boma dinner under the stars - a unique and colourful African dining and entertainment experience. View Featured Trip.

School Visit, Mto Wa Mbu, Tanzania

Visit a local school at the Tanzanian village of Mto Wa Mbu and meet some of its charming and enthusiastic students. View Featured Trip.

Maasai Village Visit, Masai Mara, Kenya

Walk through a traditional village and learn about daily life - from how the Maasai construct their dwellings, to local bush food and medicines, and the culture of the Maasai. View Featured Trip.

Private Tour of Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania

At Olduvai Gorge, also known as the “Cradle of Mankind”, enjoy a fascinating private tour in which you will  see some of the earliest evidence of our first human ancestors who existed in the area over one million years ago. View Featured Trip.

Kenyan Boys Choir Private Performance, Nairobi, Kenya

After your final day in the Masai Mara, take a flight to Nairobi and enjoy a private performance by the Kenyan Boys Choir in the evening, with a farewell toast. View Featured Trip.

Royal Livingstone Express Dinner

Step aboard the luxurious Royal Livingstone Express steam train for a five-course gourmet dinner amid breathtaking views of the Falls and surrounding scenery. Once the train reaches the Victoria Falls Bridge, you will be invited to step off the train to watch as the sun sets behind the Falls. View Featured Trip.

Traditional Bush Dinner, Masai Mara, Kenya

Travel a short way from your camp to a lantern lit bush kitchen where chefs will prepare a delectable dinner featuring local specialties. As you savour dinner, the entrancing noises of the bush will be heard in the background. View Featured Trip.

Geoff's Africa Amboseli in Kenya
Delve into the heart of Asia, with unique cultural, culinary and touring experiences taking your luxury holiday to new heights. Whether you’d like to admire the sunrise at Cambodia’s Angkor Wat, embark on a cruise of Vietnam’s glistening Ha Long Bay, take part in a tea ceremony in Japan or learn how to make Korean bibimbap, a broad range of unforgettable experiences await you.
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Experience the sunset at Angkor Wat in Cambodia
Australia is a wonder of contrasts bursting with diverse highlights just waiting to be explored. There are incredible Signature Experiences waiting for you throughout Australia; from sipping bubbly at the ‘Tip of Australia’ on Cape York and meeting the wild dolphins of Monkey Mia, to exploring Freycinet National Park in Tasmania on an intimate Wineglass Bay cruise and embarking on the Kings Canyon Rim Walk.
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Gordon River Cruise Hells Gate, Tasmania

View Horizontal Falls from a Zodiac
Board a zodiac with your Expedition Team to view the incredible natural phenomenon of the unique Horizontal Falls.

Uncover Indigenous Rock Art
Bigge Island is renowned for its Indigenous rock art, found scattered in caves throughout the island. Step ashore and wander through the caves to see examples of first contact art created by the Wunambal people.

Explore Montgomery Reef
An exhilarating Zodiac excursion brings you up close to one of nature’s most magical disappearing acts. See the reef rise from the ocean as the surrounding tidal waters recede.

Zodiac Ride to King George Falls
Ride aboard a Zodiac to approach King George Falls, which plunge 80 metres over a sandstone cliff. Edge closer to this epic cascade and learn how it turns to a raging torrent during the monsoonal wet season.

Zebedee Natural Hot Springs
Head to Zebedee Springs, a permanent natural thermal spring tucked away in a secluded pocket of El Questro National Park. Relax as you soak in the hot springs and leave feeling refreshed. View Featured Trip.

Sunset Over the Bungle Bungles
During your time in Purnululu National Park, watch the sunset over the Bungle Bungle Range – with a glass of bubbly in hand, of course. Enjoy unparalleled views of the beehive domes as they transform during golden hour. View Featured Trip.

Discover the Kimberley Cruise the Kimberley Coast
Birds eye view of Fast boat with passengers, Horizontal Falls
Forget cookie-cutter experiences – we’re all about putting our own spin on things. Our intimate encounters with culture, food and history throughout Canada, Alaska and the USA add that something extra to your journey, and each one is as unique as the last. We make sure these experiences will become some of your favourite holiday moments, and the following are just a taste of what we have in store for you.
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View of the Capilano Suspension Bridge amongst the trees, just outside Vancouver.

Ruins of Memphis with an Egyptologist

Explore the wonders of the ancient Egyptian civilisation with your own Egyptologist. Be guided through the ancient ruins of Memphis and the fascinating step pyramids of Sakkara. View Featured Trip.

Spectacular Stay at Sun City Camp

A soul-enriching stay awaits beneath the canvas at Sun City Camp in Wadi Rum, where you’ll feast on traditional Arabic delights before journeying out into the lunar-like desert landscape for remarkable stargazing opportunities. View Featured Trip.

Dinner with a Family in Tel Aviv

Join a local family for a traditional meal in their home. Hear their stories and gain a deeper insight into modern Israel’s melting pot of cultures and cuisine. View Featured Trip.

Lunch at a Golan Plateau Winery

Indulge in a chef-prepared lunch at a local boutique winery, set amid the orchards and vineyards of the Golan Plateau. View Featured Trip.

Jordanian Cooking Class in Amman

Discover the flavours of Jordan with a special cooking class in a local home at Beit Sitti. Learn to make traditional recipes such as maaloubeh (stewed meat, rice and vegetables), mutabel (eggplant dip), tabbouleh and muhallebi (milk pudding), then savour your creations for dinner. View Featured Trip.

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Sappara Step Pyramid Cobra Wall, Cairo Egypt

These are the stand-out moments. Carefully designed to help you experience Europe in far greater depth, they offer more insight into Europe’s cultural fabric than regular sightseeing, and are not normally available to independent travellers. Enjoy experiences like a classical concert at City Palace in Vienna, a visit to Namedy Castle or a visit to the 17th-century Chateau Neercanne for a Michelin-starred lunch.

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interior view concert city palace, vienna
New Zealand is a country rich in beauty waiting to be discovered and APT offers experiences to enrich your journey with the best its regions have to offer. Indulge in romantic rail journeys across rugged coastlines and enjoy sampling wine and authentic dining. Full of culture, traditions and lush scenery, embark on an unforgettable adventure with these Signature Experiences.
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Visit Valparaíso | Chile
Explore the World Heritage-listed city’s historic quarter before a funicular ride offers great views over Valparaíso. View Featured Trip.

Tango and Tapas | Buenos Aires
In Buenos Aires, enjoy a taste of local culture with a private tango demonstration and a selection of delicious tapas. View Featured Trip.

Peruvian Paso Horse Show | Peru
Pay a visit to a private hacienda which showcases the nation’s regional traditions. Live music and dance greet you before you sit down to lunch and a Peruvian Paso horse show. View Featured Trip.

Traditional Weaving Demonstration | Sacred Valley
Be welcomed by the local community at Misminay before you enjoy a traditional weaving demonstration. This craft has been passed through generations and reveals how South America’s colourful materials are created by hand. View Featured Trip.

Salt Pools and Inca Terraces | Sacred Valley
See the glistening salt pools spill over the terraced slopes at the Maras salt mine. Visit the circular Moray Inca terraces. View Featured Trip.

Board Inca Rail's First Class Train
Journey through the Sacred Valley to reach Aguas Calientes. Board Inca Rail's First Class Train and travel through forested landscapes to the lost Inca empire of Machu Picchu. View Featured Trip.

Visit to Iguazu Falls | Buenos Aires
Stay within Brazil’s Iguacu National Park for two nights, enjoying the property’s unrivalled location. View Featured Trip.

Belmond Andean Explorer Train | Peru
Board the Belmond Andean Explorer train for an incredible two-night rail journey through Peru’s Andes mountain range. View Featured Trip.

Visit to Tierra Del Fuego National Park | Argentina
Experience the rugged natural beauty of Argentina's southern tip on a tour of Tierra Del Fuego National Park. View Featured Trip.

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Aerial view of Maras Salt Mines, Peru

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Aerial view of the Fairmont Hotel in Banff, Canada

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An exclusive meal available from Luke Nguyen aboard RV Amalotus

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By land, river or sea, the dining experiences on offer will not disappoint.