The Kipling Collection – Rudyard Kipling, English writer and poet, traveled the world, but he was forever mesmerized by the animal stories he heard as a child in India. Later, he would write the classic ‘Jungle Book’ based on those tales. We, too, are enthralled by legends and mysteries of Asia and the South Pacific, from the tribal villages of India’s Rajasthan, to the boiling mud pools of New Zealand’s Rotorua. We are inspired by the ancient elegance of the Khmer temples of Cambodia while we enjoy the contemporary arts of New Zealand. On the southern rim of Asia, India calls us from the sacred Ganges to the imperial Himalayas to the mesmerizing markets of Old Delhi. Its many festivals, heritage properties, tiger reserves, historic temples, spa resorts are just some of the facets that comprise the jewel of India. Thailand’s floating markets and hill tribe villages put us in touch with the workers, the farmers, and the everyday life of Asia. Cambodia’s Angkor Wat compels us to touch the textures of the past, and connect with the spirit of its original Khmer carvers. The Maori of New Zealand and the Aborigines of Australia remind us to renew our relationship with the natural world in the striking caves of Waitomo and the red dust of the Outback. We invite you to select your own storybook destination from the classic itineraries we have gathered here. Welcome to Big Five’s Kipling Collection.
Northern Australia 10 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Safari Tours, Adventure Travel, Family Travel
Starting Price: $13,290
Australia’s Top End offers unique landscapes and cultures to discover.
Cambodia & Laos 9 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Adventure Travel, Recommended
Starting Price: $2,800
Cambodia and Laos offer a wealth of history, cultures, arts and ancient temples.