David Mannix, one of the two owners Arcadia Expedition , describes their trips as “a travelling dinner party with the storyteller as the host.”
Guests stay in some of the finest hotels in the world, yet these are not always available in far-flung places. Thus, when in remote regions, there are private, luxury tented camps or boutique guest houses.
Arcadia Expeditions began when David Adams, a renowned documentary maker and investigative journalist, met David Mannix, a leading travel industry professional.
Between them, they have created a new style of expedition travel based on immersive storytelling with a variety of characters from professors to archaeologists to historians.
On each expedition, Arcadia is taking tangible steps to reduce its negative environmental impact while increasing its positive social and economic impact.
Explorations cover exotic areas from Sudan (The Three Niles) through to Ethiopia and Kenya to Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan on the Silk Road.
The India and Pakistan sojourn offers nights between the softest of sheets from the Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai, the Oberoi Amarvilas in Agra, the Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur and the Sujan Jawai Leopard Camp.
In Vietnam, The Road to Independence traverses from the Sofitel Metropole in Hanoi through to the Hotel des Arts in Saigon. Ethiopia and Kenya both offer luxury tented camps in remote areas of beauty.
Mannix said, “This new way of seeing the world is based on immersive storytelling that gives discerning travellers the opportunity to go deeper, to become more engaged, and to have firsthand experiences and intellectual exchanges that contribute to their lifelong learning.”
Transport can include private flight charters to access the more remote areas. Exclusive experiences that are only available with Arcadia can also be curated. Each expedition has a world-class expert to act as a storyteller and expedition leader.