Sweet 16

Alexander + Roberts specializes in small-group journeys, with never more than 16 lucky guests. (or fewer!)
By Amy Roberts

There is a difference between being a traveler and being a tourist. For many bona fide travelers, the idea of vacationing with a large group of strangers and adhering to a one-sized-fits-all itinerary is unpalatable. But given the time and resources necessary to research and coordinate an extensive trip, especially to more obscure locations, these group, pre-planned tours are often the finest option.

Enter Alexander + Roberts, a luxury tour company that redefines what it means to travel light, and travel right. The company’s “never more than 16 guests” tenet allows travelers the authentic and immersive experiences they crave, without the hassle of time-consuming DIY planning.

Alexander + Roberts specializes in small-group and tailor-made excursions offering sustainable and personalized travel for culturally inquisitive Americans. Their comprehensive services include transfers, tour flights, gratuities, unique experiences, hand-picked accommodations, and local and engaging guides. Each of the company’s nearly 100 destinations across all seven continents are personally vetted to ensure they meet or exceed the high standards Alexander + Roberts is known for setting. Here is a small sampling:

On Safari Kenya + Tanzania

Covering some of the most wildlife-rich land in all of Africa, this classic safari promises to deliver adrenaline-pumping game drives, cultural encounters, “pinch me, this can’t be real” moments, luxury accommodations, and unprecedented access throughout the Serengeti. A floating safari via hot-air balloon ride over the famed Maasai Mara elevates the entire 12-day experience.

Japan Inland Sea + Alps

Explore the Japan not covered in the tourist brochures on this captivating 10-night adventure. Meet locals, dine with Geishas, sample the world’s finest sake, and learn to prepare sushi worthy of a Michelin star. The historic alpine village of Shirakawa-go, known for its iconic gassho-zukuri houses, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Machu Picchu + the Galapagos

Blue-footed boobies and sacred valleys are just two of the highlights sure to fill your Instagram-reel on this trip. A stay at the exclusive Sanctuary Lodge—the only hotel located next to the mystifying Inca citadel—provides crowd-free access to Machu Picchu. The trip also includes seven islands in the biodiverse Galapagos and six UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Visions of Egypt

Nile-view rooms at the luxurious Kempinski Nile Hotel bookend this adventure, which includes Cairo’s most significant ancient sites: Giza, Memphis, and Sakkara. A camel ride across desert dunes delivers guests to a delightful luncheon at the landmark Mena House. A four-night Nile cruise onboard the luxurious boutique Oberoi ships allows guests to effortlessly explore Egypt’s greatest sites of antiquity.

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