New adventures in off-the-beaten-track destinations

Travel companies open up the world, from Egypt to North Korea

Image: Reute Butler 2006/Abercrombie & Kent Picture Library

Off-the-beaten-track destinations are the big lure this autumn. Abercrombie & Kent is backing Egypt after the troubles, inaugurating a nine-night group tour departing October 27 and visiting the newly restored Avenue of the Sphinxes (first picture), the ceremonial walkway between the Temple of Luxor and the Temple of Karnak (www.abercrombiekent.co.uk; £1,995 excluding flights).

Image: Jay Tindall/Remote Lands

And Bangkok and New York-based outfitter Remote Lands is bigging up North Korea (second picture) with its increasing experience in this difficult territory; it is now even chartering private planes to Mount Paekdu on the border with China where, at 9,000ft, travellers can glimpse the world’s highest crater lake (www.remotelands.com; from $750 per person per day).

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