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  • Why you should visit Uzbekistan

    May 9, 2022

    Uzbekistan: a vibrant stop on the Silk Route, a crossroads between east and west, and the metropole of a medieval empire. This Central Asian country – less visited than neighbouring Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan – offers a bounty of cultural riches to the curious visitor. You may not have considered travelling to Uzbekistan before, so this…

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  • A guide to Bhutan’s fantastic festivals

    May 3, 2022

    The best time to visit Bhutan is undoubtedly during one of its colourful annual festivals (tshechus). It’s a chance to gain greater insight into the deeply spiritual culture of this small Himalayan nation, revelling alongside the locals. Most of the major festivals in Bhutan have their roots in Buddhism – the majority religion – whose…

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  • 7 reasons to visit Kenya with Cox & Kings

    March 17, 2022

    Jen Morris shares seven highlights of a small-group tour that took her from Mount Kenya to the Masai Mara. Sunsets & sunrises I had forgotten how beautiful African skies can be. On our Highlights of Kenya small-group tour, we were lucky enough to experience them in all their glory – more than once. The first…

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  • Where to go for your autumn adventure

    April 28, 2021

    Autumn travel is for colour, culture and smaller crowds – as these six destinations prove. When Britain’s summertime ebbs away to autumn, the nights draw in, leaves turn golden and there’s a nip in the air. Meanwhile, a number of eclectic destinations around the world are just coming into their own. Perhaps you wish to…

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  • Where to go for your spring adventure

    April 27, 2021

    Avoid seasonal extremes, enjoy sweet-scented blossoms and spend Easter somewhere new, when you travel in spring. As winter thaws and new life blossoms, many of us emerge from hunkering down to heading out into the world. Spring is a wonderful time to travel, offering a tapestry of delights across the globe. In particular, it’s a…

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  • Where to go for your winter adventure

    March 19, 2021

    Whether you wish to embrace the season or escape it, these destinations guarantee an unforgettable winter journey. Contemplating a winter holiday? Then you’ve a whole host of excellent destinations from which to choose. Whilst the northern hemisphere hunkers down under frost, sleet and snow, the southern hemisphere welcomes its hottest weather. Meanwhile, the poles remain…

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  • Where to go for your summer adventure

    January 28, 2021

    Whether you plan to travel this year or the next, these thrilling destinations promise a summer escape to remember. When you think ‘summer holiday’, do you imagine soft sands, warm ocean and blue sky? Or are you more tempted by adventure — perhaps alpine camping in Kyrgyzstan, joining colourful street parties in Peru, or admiring…

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  • 7 festivals in India … you need to visit

    June 11, 2020

    Do you want an authentic taste of India at its most vibrant? Visit during its festivals. Here, we introduce you to some of the best. Nowhere are the rich culture and colourful traditions of India more easily evident than in its festivals. Indeed, the nation has an incredibly exciting programme of annual festivals, which for…

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  • AKP responds… to the global pandemic

    May 5, 2020

    Find out how AKP is positively impacting lives and livelihoods in the communities around the world.

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  • Competition…win a group tour to Russia

    February 7, 2020

    Win two places on Cox & Kings’ Classic Russia small group tour to the cities of Moscow and St Petersburg.

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