AAA Travel introduces one of our newest partner additions, Audley Travel. With trips to more than 80 destinations across the world, Audley's mission is to offer you the most unique, meaningful and personalized travel experience possible. Each trip is handcrafted down to the finest details - your tastes, budget and interests by a country specialist with extensive firsthand knowledge of your desired destination. Experts share their passion, advice and commitment to quality to design an authentic travel experience that stays with you long after you return home.
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The Audley Way:
Browse ideas on the Audley website, then speak to a country specialist to gain firsthand advice and start planning your trip. A conversation with a country specialist will ensure they understand who you are and what you want.
Your specialist will design a full itinerary based on your tastes and interests. They will work with you to perfect the trip until every detail is just right. The itinerary will reflect your requests as well as incorporate the specialist's local insight.
After confirming your plans, your specialist will be on hand to answer any questions you have and provide helpful tips to prepare for your departure.
The adventure begins. Audley's service continues throughout your trip while abroad, you'll be in the capable hands of Audley's partners and have access to support 24-hours a day.
Nobody will be more excited to hear about your trip than your Country Specialist. They'll call you upon your return to see how things went and suggest a cure or two for any remaining wanderlust. Audley will be ready to help you start planning the next adventure.
Wake up to the throaty call of a howler monkey. Seek the vibrant green plumage of the rare resplendent quetzal in San Gerardo de Dota. Drift though the flooded forests and intricate canals of Tortuguero National Park. Bathe in mineral springs near Arenal Volcano. White-water raft down the Pacuare River. Unwind away from the crowds on the dark-sand beaches decorating the Northern Pacific coast. Tangled primary rainforest of the Osa Peninsula. Gentle surf swells at Tamarindo Beach. Scarlet macaws, tree frogs and sloths in Corcovado National Park. What excites you? Travel at your own pace, in your own style, with the confidence that you will have the best options, wherever you go.
This customizable safari will send you in search of endangered black rhino, lion, hyena, buffalo, and the Great Migration of wildebeest on private game drives in northern Tanzania's best-known reserves. You’ll also experience the dramatic scenery of the Great Rift Valley and Ngorongoro Highlands, and explore the Serengeti’s sweeping plains, as well as Lake Manyara, home to hippo and an impressive migratory flamingo population that frquents its alkaline waters in the rainy season.
A spine of glacier-clad mountains strewn with peacock-blue lakes, the beauty of the Canadian Rockies is no mystery. Some areas have grown incredibly popular, so this trip takes you along a quieter route. You’ll visit Waterton Lakes, Banff and Kootenay National Parks and small mountain towns that are slightly off-grid, go hiking through unspoiled wilderness and spot wildlife amongst the craggy peaks as you go.
Black-sand beaches lapped by Pacific-blue waves, verdant jungles and starkly bare lava fields, vibrant coral reefs teeming with sea life and a night sky spangled with stars — this active itinerary takes advantage of the archipelago’s distinctive landscapes and ecologies, while leaving lots of time to relax by Maui’s white-sand beaches. You’ll feel the heat of the Kilauea Volcano, snorkel with sea turtles and dolphins – and if you visit between January and March, you can also take a boat trip on the Pacific Ocean to see majestic humpback whales at sunrise.
Glorious food, a storied history and some of the greatest art in the world make Italy a country that draws us back again and again. This sample itinerary lets you enjoy Italy’s most popular cities and sights, while steering around the busiest times and areas. Highlights include kayaking the back canals of Venice, a private cooking class with a professional chef in Florence, shaping your own carnivale mask with a master artisan, hunting for truffles in the Tuscan countryside, exploring the waters of Capri by private boat, and admiring the Sistine Chapel after hours.
New Zealand offers one-of-a-kind wildlife, high-quality cuisine and wine, and the sense of complete freedom along its many hiking trails amid striking natural beauty. This 12-day trip focuses on making the most of your time along the way as you take in mountains, glaciers, vineyards and fjords across both islands. Spend your days exploring the thermal wonderland of Rotorua, taking flight in a helicopter to hike the surface of the Franz Josef glacier, cut through epic scenery on the TranzAlpine train and skim through the Dart River on a jet boat journey.
This trip to Peru was designed to capture the essential highlights of the country, with several days exploring the Amazon’s unique ecosystem and visits to some of the most impressive Inca ruins. You’ll enjoy boat rides through the jungle in search of the unique flora and fauna of the Amazon. Then head to the Sacred Valley to take in the beautiful mountain scenery and markets before heading to Machu Picchu for a privately guided look at this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Throughout it all, you’ll get to enjoy Peru’s cutting-edge cuisine.
Spend time in one of the world’s greatest cities: road trip along untamed coastline, and go on safari, and in just two weeks you’ll have experienced the breadth of the country’s landscapes, wildlife and cultures. Start in Cape Town where you’ll tour the Cape Peninsula and spot African penguins on Boulders Beach, drive through incredible scenery and visit charming towns along the Garden Route. If you visit from July to November, you’ll spot whales off Plettenberg Bay, before catching the Big Five on safari in the Eastern Cape.
In Sri Lanka, you can spend your day strolling among a lowland tea plantation, visiting a Buddhist temple to admire its fine paintwork, or lounging on a secluded beach as the sun begins to dip. Sri Lanka gives you so many different experiences within such close proximity, even if you’re short on time for your trip, this coastal itinerary showcases the best of the beautiful southwest coast.
You don’t have to follow the crowds to experience the real essence of Thailand. This itinerary offers a fresh take on the highlights, taking you from hidden corners of Bangkok to remote jungle and secluded beaches. You’ll get an introduction to Thai street food, visit railway and floating markets, search for wild elephants in Kui Buri and relax on a tropical island.
Rates vary by departure date and selected experiences. Prices shown are per person based on double occupancy, exclusive of international airfare. They are intended as a broad indication of how much you should budget for a similar trip. Your trip can be customized to match your preferred budget, interests, trip duration, departure date and accommodation style. The deposit price is 5% of the total cost of the tailor-made tour. Call a AAA Travel advisor for more details.