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Our flagship journey offers a life list of iconic destinations in a single itinerary. Fly by custom-configured private jet to explore eleven of the world’s most legendary places and natural wonders.

24 Days 11 Days
11 Destinations Destinations
52 Guests 11 Guests
Pace - Moderate pace Moderate Pace
Flatbed Seats Asset 60 Flatbed Seats
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What's Included

The price of this all-inclusive expedition covers everything from travel by private jet, hotels, and all meals and beverages (including select beer, wine and spirits aboard the jet and at group lunches and dinners), to ground transportation, all daily activities, top-of-the-line guides and every single tip. See below in the Expedition Details for a full list of what is included.

Explorer Destinations

This expedition includes some Explorer Destinations—off-the-beaten path stops chosen for their remote beauty, wildlife access or historical and cultural significance, rather than luxury lodging and dining.

Itinerary

  1. February 15 (one night)
    Miami, Florida
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    Overview

    Your journey begins in south Florida

    Meet fellow travelers, your expert trip leaders and dedicated guest services staff for a festive welcome dinner.

    Accommodations
    Four Seasons Hotel Miami
    Four Seasons Hotel Miami sits in the heart of the Brickell neighborhood, where gleaming skyscrapers are interwoven with high-end boutiques and trendy restaurants. The city’s artistic influences come to life within the hotel’s walls, from the art deco flourishes in your guest room to the towering bronze sculptures of Adam and Eve by Colombian artist Fernando Botero in the main lobby.
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    Peru offers diverse landscapes and a warm, lively culture

    In historic Cusco, see how Inca and Spanish cultures intertwine. Travel aboard a historic train to Machu Picchu, one of the world’s most astonishing archeological treasures. Visit the Inca ruins in Sacsayhuaman.

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    Casa Concha & Plaza de Armas

    Visit the Casa Concha Museum, located in the restored former residence of a notable aristocrat during the early days of the Spanish conquest. Today it houses over 300 archaeological objects found by Hiram Bingham at Machu Picchu, recently returned to Peru from Yale University. Afterward, there is time to shop and explore the central plaza on your own.

    Plaza De Armas
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    Korikancha, Central Plaza & Cusco Cathedral

    Explore the ruins of Korikancha, or Temple of the Sun. This site was formerly the main Inca temple of Cusco, with walls that were once covered in sheets of gold. Here the Convent of Santo Domingo now stands, using the original Inca stone walls. After exploring, we walk back to the Plaza de Armas with time to see the beautiful Cusco Cathedral. Afterward, enjoy time to shop in the central plaza on your own.

    Korikancha, Cusco, Peru
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    Machu Picchu Visit

    Travel to the mountaintop citadel of Machu Picchu by private, chartered train to examine the artfully cut stone altars, temples, fountains, staircases and terraced gardens that make this one of the world’s most extraordinary archaeological treasures. Enjoy afternoon tea at the Sanctuary Lodge after our guided tour of the site.

    Machu Picchu
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    Sacsayhuaman & Cusco

    Visit the ruins of Sacsayhuaman, a monumental fortress just outside of Cusco. It is believed that the city of Cusco was laid out in the form of a puma whose head was the hill of Sacsayhuaman. Return to Cusco and explore the Plaza de Armas, including the grand Cusco Cathedral, with its exquisite silver altar and gold monstrance, a sacred vessel adorned with pearls and emeralds.

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    Accommodations
    Belmond Palacio Nazarenas
    The Belmond Palacio Nazarenas is a former 16th-century Carmelite convent that has been painstakingly restored to become the city's premier luxury hotel, with prime access to the city center. Past the ancient Inca walls lies the tranquil courtyard, an elegant oasis just steps away from the Plaza de Armas.
    Alternate destinationAlternate  •  February 16 – 18 (three nights) | Explorer Destination
    Pisco, Peru
    Overview

    Explore a different side of Peru at the coast

    For our guests who have already traveled to Machu Picchu, we have created an alternative filled with wonder and delight. Experience the Pisco area, a land of golden dunes and brilliant blue sea. Guests choosing this alternative fly with the group into Pisco and then transfer by land for 30 minutes to Paracas. They will meet up back up with the rest of the group in Pisco before heading to Easter Island.

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    Curated Experiences
    Nazca Lines Flyover

    Take a scenic flight in a small aircraft over the storied Nazca Lines, a UNESCO World Heritage site consisting of massive, 2,000-year-old geoglyphs etched deep within the desert floor (weather permitting).

    Nazca Line, Pisco, Peru
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    Pisco Tasting

    Visit a pisco distillery to learn about and taste the famed brandy distilled from grapes for centuries.

    Pisco Sour, Pisco, Peru
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    Wildlife Viewing

    Venture by boat to the Ballestas Islands, a grouping of small islands known for their abundant wild birds and mammals, including sea lions, fur seals and the vulnerable Humboldt penguins.

    Ballestas Islands, Pisco, Peru
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    Dunes Adventure

    Enjoy an adrenaline-filled experience in the dunes of the Paracas Desert in specially outfitted 4x4 dune buggies driven by expert drivers.

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    Hotel Paracas, a Luxury Collection Resort, Paracas
    Located on the Peruvian coast, surrounded by the Paracas National Reserve, the Hotel Paracas offers an outstanding location and upscale accommodations with ocean views. Enjoy two swimming pools, a bar-lounge, a luxury spa and fine dining. In addition, the Ballestas Islands ecological sanctuary is located just off shore in front of the resort.
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    Investigate the mystery of the moai on this remote Pacific island

    Trace the history of a lost civilization with your archaeologist guides as you explore Rapa Nui National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site where hundreds of moai were abandoned.

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    Ahu Tahai and Ahu Tongariki

    Near the town of Hanga Roa we encounter Ahu Tahai, the site of three restored moai, the rock statues for which the island is famous. We also stop at the Rano Raraku quarry, where almost 400 giant statues remain in various stages of completion, giving us insights to how these mysterious icons may have been created. At Ahu Tongariki, we visit a monument featuring 15 large statues lined in a row.

    Ahu Tahai and Ahu Tongariki
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    Ahu Akivi

    Visit Ahu Akivi, considered to be a particularly sacred site and home to seven moai, all of which are positioned to face sunset during the spring equinox and have their backs to the sunrise during autumn equinox. The astronomical precision is unique to this location on the island.

    Ahu Akivi
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    Orongo Birdman Excursion

    Visit the Orongo ceremonial village, where the famous “birdman” competition was held. Winning this dangerous race was the fastest route to prestige and power in Rapa Nui society.

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    Nayara Hangaroa
    This property was designed in homage to the village of Orongo, a ceremonial Rapa Nui location. Inspired by the architectural shapes of caves, rooms are smooth, cozy and organic, built with natural materials like cypress logs, clay and volcanic rock.
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    Rest and recharge on the tropical paradise of Fiji

    Spend an evening in the tropical paradise of Fiji during an overnight, non-touring stop.

    Lose a day crossing the international date line and spend a quick stopover at a beachfront resort near the airport on Denarau Island. Spend your short time here enjoying your surroundings.

    Accommodations
    Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa
    Set on 26 lush acres of gardens and private beachfront, the Sofitel is a tranquil escape tucked away on beautiful Denarau Island. The resort offers a cultural oasis on sparkling Nadi Bay, where guests can savor local flavors and take in views of lovely South Pacific Ocean.
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    Immerse yourself in the marine life of the Great Barrier Reef

    The northeast coast of Australia is home to some of the world’s most unique natural wonders. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system, composed of roughly 3,000 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 1,600 miles.

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    Curated Experiences
    Great Barrier Reef Boat Cruise

    Embark on a cruise of the Great Barrier Reef, gliding across the crystal-clear waters. Keep an eye out for exotic marine life such as sea turtles, clown fish, feather stars and reef sharks.

    Great Barrier Reef, Australia
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    Daintree Rainforest

    Participate in a rainforest walk with an Aboriginal guide of the Kuku Yalanji people and experience the wonders of the Daintree Rainforest. The gorge is a rain forest sanctuary of rare and exotic fruit trees and wildlife facing extinction. After the walk, discuss rain forest flora and fauna with your guide and learn more about traditional Aboriginal culture.

    Daintree, Australia
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    Shopping in Port Douglas

    Enjoy lunch, then choose to shop in Port Douglas or return directly to the hotel.

    Port Douglas, Australia
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    Accommodations
    Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort and Spa
    Set on nearly 10 acres, this resort features extensive gardens and water features, including a lagoon-style pool, pool with waterfalls, pool bar and direct beach access. Guest rooms are equipped with modern amenities and private balconies or terraces.
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    Absorb the majesty of Angkor Wat

    The city of Angkor Thom represents ancient urban planning at its best. This “city of temples” incorporates canals, large water reservoirs and, of course, temples, including the famous Angkor Wat, Bayon and Ta Prohm.

    Curated Experiences
    Curated Experiences
    Angkor Wat

    Angkor Wat is the world’s largest religious structure built from stone. Opt for an early morning visit to beat the mid-morning heat. Tour the complex and meet with Buddhist monks for a blessing. Otherwise, explore this magnificent temple complex after breakfast and discover why it is also known as “the city of temples.”

    Angkor Wat, Cambodia
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    Bayon Temple and Ta Prohm

    See the most popular sites at Angkor. Visit Ta Prohm, a prominent temple left in a state similar to the way it appeared when it was discovered. Move on to Bayon, a richly adorned temple that served as the center of Jayavarman VII’s capital. Finally, imagine the presence of a grand army as you take in the impressive Terrace of the Elephants.

    Bayon Temple, Cambodia
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    Tonle Sap

    Take a tour by boat of Tonle Sap, southeast Asia’s largest freshwater lake, passing Chong Khneas Floating Village. Its residents conduct the entirety of their lives on the lake, which features floating shops, churches and schools.

    Tonle Sap, Cambodia
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    Siem Reap Market and Artisans d’Angkor

    Peruse the bustling Siem Reap Market where locals sell clothing, spices, housewares, fresh food and handicrafts; and visit the workshops and showroom of Artisans d’Angkor, an organization that trains young people in traditional crafts, such as silk weaving and stone carving.

    Market, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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    Accommodations
    Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor
    Just four miles from Angkor Wat, this hotel has been restored to its original colonial architecture and features steam baths, a 35-meter lap pool and shops full of local crafts. Rooms are appointed with high ceilings and large windows.
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    Marvel at a monumental testament to enduring love

    See perhaps the world’s most famous building, the Taj Mahal, the white marble mausoleum that took more than 22 years and 20,000 people to build. Then immerse yourself in the vibrant tapestry of culture, cuisine and architecture of Jaipur.

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    Taj Mahal Visit

    In Agra, visit one of history’s great masterpieces, the Taj Mahal. Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan commissioned this astoundingly beautiful monument in the 17th century as a tribute to the memory of his beloved second wife. We explore this enchanting work of art, which incorporates and expands on Persian, Hindu and Islamic styles.

    Taj Mahal, India
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    City Palace and Royal Observatory

    Visit the City Palace, which occupies the center of Jaipur and houses the royal family’s vast collection of textiles and costumes, an array of armory, miniature paintings and carpets. Stop by Jantar Mantar, an open-air royal observatory created by Maharaja Jai Singh.

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    Jaipur’s Bazaars

    Explore the city’s oldest bazaar, where you’ll find Jaipur’s heritage of handicrafts on display—from iconic blue pottery to hand-printed textiles and stunning meenakari jewelry.

    Jaipur's Bazaars
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    Govind Dev Ji Temple Visit

    Join hundreds of Hindu worshippers for a visit to Govind Dev Ji Temple, a sacred pilgrimage site for devotees of Lord Krishna. Participate in a morning aarti, in which a flame is offered to the deity along with songs and prayers.

    Govind Dev Ji Temple India
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    Polo Gala Evening

    Known as the “sport of kings,” polo has a long and rich tradition in Jaipur. Head to your hotel’s elegant lawns for a chance to witness this national pastime during a festive evening of cocktails, folk music and an authentic polo match.

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    Rambagh Palace
    Built in 1835, Rambagh Palace was home to Jaipur’s royal family until 1957, when it was converted into a hotel. The property includes over 47 acres of expansive gardens. Relax and recharge at the holistic spa or indulge in a fine dinner at one of several unique bars and restaurants.
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    The Serengeti is one of the world’s greatest wildlife destinations

    Throughout the year, more than one million wildebeest, accompanied by gazelles and zebras, make a circuitous, perilous trek across the Serengeti Plain, seeking out fresh grazing and water. Along the way, they encounter lions, leopards, crocodiles and other carnivores always on the hunt, resulting in a primal spectacle unlike any other. Because this cycle is continuous, the Serengeti is always teeming with a dizzying array of wildlife.

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    Curated Experiences
    Game Drive

    Enjoy half-day or all-day game drives. Serengeti National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, protects a wide variety of animals, large and small, including more than 30 species of large herbivores and nearly 500 species of birds. The acacia woodland and year-round water supply in this area create an ideal environment for the wide variety of wildlife that can be seen here—countless zebra, buffalo, lions, cheetahs, gazelle, wildebeest and other species make it their home.

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    Hot Air Balloon

    Enjoy a sunrise hot air balloon ride over the vast Serengeti Plain. Step into your balloon and soar into the air for a spectacular view of the wildlife and scenery from above.

    Hot Air Ballooning, Serengeti, Tanzania
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    Dinner in the Bush

    Under the protection of Masai warriors, head into the animals’ domain to enjoy a torchlit, barbecue feast in the middle of Serengeti National Park.

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    Time at Leisure

    Soak in stunning views of the Serengeti Plain from your lodge or relax by the infinity pool, which overlooks an elephant watering hole.

    Four Seasons Serengeti Tanzania Pool ATW-20
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    Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti
    Deep within Africa’s finest game reserve, Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti gives you an unfettered look at the surrounding wildlife. Feel pampered as you enjoy outdoor dining, a rejuvenating spa and guest rooms featuring contemporary African decor.
    Alternate destinationAlternate  •  March 1 – 3 (three nights)
    Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
    Overview

    Seek out the legendary big five in the Ngorongoro Crater

    If you’d like to see a different side of Tanzania, opt to visit the Ngorongoro Crater, the largest unbroken caldera in the world. Guests choosing this alternate will travel separately by local air and meet up with the rest of the group before heading to our next destination.

    Curated Experiences
    Curated Experiences
    Game Drive

    Journey into the Ngorongoro Crater for half- or all-day game drives. This UNESCO World Heritage site is the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera. It is approximately 10 miles wide and creates a natural amphitheater for one of the densest populations of large animals anywhere. The crater hosts a spectacular array of wildlife, including black rhinos, lions, water buffalo, zebra, elephants, Thompson’s gazelles and warthogs.

    Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
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    Village Visit

    Visit a Masai village to witness a dance performance.

    Village Visit, Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
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    Time at Leisure

    Enjoy sweeping views of the lush crater that teems with wildlife from one of the viewing decks or lounge areas.

    Time at Leisure, Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
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    &Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
    Located on the crater’s edge, &Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge offers uncompromising views and is the perfect base for game-drive explorations. Guest rooms feature antiques, leather-backed chairs and decks with magnificent views.
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    Marvel at the masterpieces of ancient Egypt

    Egypt’s famed World Heritage sites have captured the imagination for centuries. The colossal temples of Luxor soar above the banks of the Nile River, an astonishing testament to the power of the pharaohs. Trace the legacy of a prolific civilization in this ancient royal capital, often described as the world’s finest open-air museum. On a day trip to Cairo, see two of the world’s most emblematic structures—the Pyramids of Giza and the mysterious Sphinx.

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    Valley of the Kings

    Luxor’s Valley of the Kings is the burial ground for pharaohs of the New Kingdom, including King Tutankhamun and Ramesses II. At this UNESCO World Heritage site, explore elaborate tombs—intended to pave the way to the afterlife.

    Valley of the Kings Egypt
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    Temple of Karnak

    Visit the awe-inspiring temple complex of Karnak, dedicated to a quartet of ancient Egyptian gods. Wander among the massive columns of the Great Hypostyle Hall, past towering obelisks and dramatic statues, and take in the painted reliefs and ornate hieroglyphs that adorn these sacred spaces.

    Temple of Karnak, Luxor, Egypt
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    Nile River Cruise

    Cruise along the waters of the Nile aboard a colorful motorboat, taking in views of Luxor’s ancient monuments that rise from the banks of the river.

    Nile River Cruise
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    Cairo Day Trip

    Travel on the private jet to Cairo to visit the ancient Egyptians’ greatest masterpieces, the Pyramids of Giza. The largest of the three pyramids, the Great Pyramid, is by far the oldest Ancient Wonder of the World, and the only one that still exists today. Just next door is the Great Sphinx of Giza, whose mythical lion body and human head have puzzled scholars for centuries.

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    Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa
    The Hilton Luxor occupies a prime location on the east bank of the Nile River, just minutes away from the Temple of Karnak. Take in views of the river from the edge of the infinity pool, recharge in the on-site spa, or enjoy international cuisine at one of the property’s eight restaurants.
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    Experience a feast of the senses in the imperial city of Marrakech

    Lying in the fertile Haouz plain at the foot of the Atlas Mountains, Marrakech has some of the most impressive examples of Islamic architecture in existence. Perhaps the highlight of Marrakech, Jemaa el-Fna square is the heart of one of the most vibrant and historic medinas in the world. This ancient walled quarter is filled with narrow, maze-like streets crowded with merchants, musicians and entertainers.

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    Exploring Marrakech

    Enjoy a morning immersing into the variety of experiences that Marrakech offers, from wandering the artisan section of the souk to learning about the local baths and visiting the Koutoubia Mosque.

    Marrakech City Tour
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    Atlas Mountains

    Spend a day in the spectacular scenery of the Atlas Mountains, the highest mountain range in Northern Africa. Berber tribes live throughout this rugged land, where farming is central to day-to-day life. Take a moderate hike to a Berber village and share tea with the village chief. Enjoy a delicious traditional lunch prepared by the villagers before we return to Marrakech later this afternoon.

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    Majorelle Garden

    The Majorelle Garden was established in the 1920s by the French painter Jacques Majorelle, with marble pools, raised pathways, banana trees, groves of bamboo, coconut palms and bougainvillea. After years of neglect, the garden was taken over and restored by fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent and his partner Pierre Bergé.

    Majorelle Gardens
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    Shopping in the Souks

    Take an in-depth exploration of the colorful souk of the medina with a local guide for shopping. Stroll past pyramids of spices under the glow of colored lamps and rich woven carpets swaying on lines in Marrakech’s vibrant marketplace.

    Marrakech, Morocco
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    La Mamounia
    Opened in 1923, La Mamounia has long been a favorite among travelers to Marrakech. This glamorous retreat continues to define luxury for its guests, with guest rooms that create a warm atmosphere with pleasant views of the property’s expansive gardens or Koutoubia Mosque.
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    Recap your world journey with new friends

    Enjoy a farewell dinner and a night’s rest before returning home on your independent flight the next day.

    Accommodations
    Four Seasons Hotel Miami
    Four Seasons Hotel Miami sits in the heart of the Brickell neighborhood, where gleaming skyscrapers are interwoven with high-end boutiques and trendy restaurants. The city’s artistic influences come to life within the hotel’s walls, from the art deco flourishes in your guest room to the towering bronze sculptures of Adam and Eve by Colombian artist Fernando Botero in the main lobby.
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Come Travel with Us

Although this luxury expedition is currently at capacity, we are taking a waitlist. It is not unusual for space to become available. Please contact us to learn more about our joining our waitlist or expedition alternatives.

Our Dedicated Staff and Knowledgeable Experts

An experienced team takes care of all the logistics before, during and after your trip. Your dedicated guest services manager prepares you for your trip of a lifetime and a veteran team of expedition leaders travels with you, taking care of all the details throughout your journey. We also invite a knowledgeable lecturer, as well as local experts, to join us on our expedition to bring each destination to life with real-time insights into culture, history and daily life.

Johanne Gordon

Johanne Gordon

Expedition Leader

Johanne has led over 30 journeys to more than 100 countries on all seven continents. Her specialty is private jet journeys. Learn more about Johanne. 

Addie

Addie Tribe

Guest Services Manager

With a background in hospitality and customer service, Addie works to be the ultimate resource for her guests as they prepare to embark on these incredible journeys. She loves being able to make genuine connections and share her passion for travel and exploration. Her most memorable trip so far is Galway, Ireland.

David Keeling PPEC

David Keeling

ON-TRIP EXPERT

David Keeling is the Distinguished Professor of Cultural Geography Emeritus in the Department of Earth, Environmental, and Atmospheric Sciences at Western Kentucky University. Learn more about David.

Katryn Wiese

Katryn Wiese

ON-TRIP EXPERT

Katryn Wiese is a professor of Geology and Oceanography at City College of San Francisco. She studied Earth and Ocean Sciences at Caltech, Oregon State University, and Stanford University and focused her research on volcanic processes. She has journeyed worldwide as a scientist, gaining local geologic and oceanographic expertise.

The Private Jet Experience

The moment you board the private jet, you can breathe deep and leave your worries at the door. The hidden costs of international travel, such as transit time and airport delays, cut into quality vacation time. Flying direct to most destinations reduces overall travel time, maximizing the time spent exploring each iconic destination.

Airbus A321

Welcome Aboard

Throughout your flight, you’ll have highly trained staff and crew at your service. They’ll know your name, likes and dislikes, so you can have the most personalized experience possible. All in-flight meals and beverages are included, as well as a selection of beer, wine and spirits. In addition, we can accommodate your food allergies or special dietary requirements.

Aircraft: Airbus A321neo-LR

Number of seats: 52

Type of seats: Full flatbed recline

Features: In-seat power outlets and USB ports

Amenities: Noise-canceling headphones and onboard tablet, Wi-Fi where available

Learn More About the New A321 Private Jet

Aircraft operated by Titan Airways Limited

TCS Airbus a321 52-Seat configuration

Expedition Details

Relax, discover and explore on an expertly curated journey, meticulously produced by a passionate team of seasoned world travelers. Learn more about the services we offer—before, during and after your trip, as well as what to expect on our expeditions.

This once-in-a-lifetime trip is the perfect way to spend quality time with your partner or to treat yourself to an adventure you’ll never forget. Adults of all ages take our trips, sometimes with a companion and sometimes by themselves. You will meet fellow guests with a curiosity about the world and come away with unforgettable memories and special friendships. It can also help you memorably mark a special occasion, whether it’s an anniversary, birthday, retirement, honeymoon or other milestone.

The minimum age to take our expeditions is 12, but we will consider younger guests on a case-by-case basis.

Shortly after booking, your guest services manager will mail you more details about your trip. This dedicated professional will be your main point of contact. He or she will provide you additional information leading up to your departure and is available to answer any questions via phone or email.

Prior to departure, you will receive a set of amenities for your trip. These may include a wheeled bag, a backpack, packing cubes and other useful travel items.

Our trips are a unique opportunity for like-minded travelers who are interested in learning and exploring to come together. The strong friendships forged on our trips continue long after guests return home and open the door to more travel adventures.

On expeditions with 48 or more travelers, daily activities will be divided into intimate groups of 6 to 12, so you never feel like you’re part of a crowd. On all trips, we offer numerous activity options at each destination such as: guided small-group sightseeing, curated shopping, and exclusive visits to museums and landmarks. Other examples include more active options like hikes or snorkeling, as well as unforgettable moments like an intimate guided exploration of Angkor Wat and our hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti. 

TCS World Travel is committed to maintaining the quality and safety of the expedition for all participants. Overall, our trips give you the freedom to set your own pace. Each destination on every itinerary offers a variety of options with different activity levels. In some, you may only be walking for short periods of time and have more downtime between excursions, while in others, you may spend the entire day touring or walking over uneven terrain. You may, of course, choose to have a day off and relax at any location.

On all our expeditions, you can expect the following:

  • Uneven ground/frequent walking up to one mile at any given time
  • Walking up the steps to the jet, as many foreign airports do not have jetways
  • Trip pace—only one to three nights in each stop with some late-night activities and early-morning departures
  • Time zone changes
  • High altitude (some expeditions)
  • Changes to your ‘normal’ routine: unique cuisine, frequent packing/unpacking

We will make reasonable efforts to accommodate participants with special needs; however, we cannot accommodate wheelchairs or walkers. If you require a slower pace, extra assistance, or the use of a cane or walking stick, arrangements can be made for private touring at each destination. Any extra cost for such arrangements will be the responsibility of the participant.

Trip Pace Definitions

These icons refer to the overall pace of the trip and not to specific activities at each destination. For example, an expedition classified as moderate or relaxed in overall pace can still offer active options such as hiking or snorkeling.

  • Active Pace: Almost every day fully scheduled, and/or longer flight durations; expedition crosses multiple time zones
  • Moderate Pace: Downtime opportunities every three or four days, and/or shorter flight durations; crosses fewer time zones
  • Relaxed Pace: Many opportunities for relaxation, and/or three-night minimum stays in most destinations

Destination Safety
Before TCS travels to any destination, we vet it for safety. We and our consultant medical advisors, Dr. Thomas Burke and the BostonMD team, closely monitor all health situations. We monitor the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), the US Department of State, the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and other third-party destination experts, and are consulting with our trusted local suppliers to evaluate travel to all locations featured on our expeditions. 
 
The beauty of private jet travel is the ease of pivoting. If we need to change an itinerary for any reason, we can use our contacts in countries worldwide to assist us with making alternate arrangements for our group. These changes could be made well in advance of arrival or even while we are in the air en-route to a given location.
 
On-Trip Resources
On many expeditions, a trip physician will be available to consult with you at your request about general medical health issues such as upper-respiratory infections or gastro-intestinal upsets, which are not uncommon on this type of trip. Should you become seriously ill en route, the trip physician will be able to liaise with local physicians at your request and, if necessary, your medical providers back home, to assist in determining what further care you may require.
 
On-Trip Activity Level
This is an active program which requires a serious health assessment. There will be walking excursions at nearly every location, and you will need to climb stairs at some of the sites, as well as when you board and disembark the aircraft. There are some airports where you will be responsible for transporting your small wheeled overnight bag. We will have some early-morning departures and late-night activities, and may travel through multiple time zones.

To help counterbalance the carbon footprint that results from flying, starting in 2023 TCS World Travel is investing directly in measurable and meaningful sustainability projects that reduce the amount of carbon emissions in the atmosphere while positively impacting local communities and protecting local biodiversity.

Our luggage allowances are based on the type of aircraft on which the expedition is offered. On the custom Airbus A321, luggage typically is limited to two checked bags: the wheeled bag we mail you and one additional large suitcase of your own. On expeditions on smaller aircraft like the Fokker 70, guests are allowed the wheeled bag we mail you and one additional smaller bag due to weight restrictions. Bags will be stored in the hold of the jet during our flights, but you will be allowed to take your backpack and another small personal item, such as purse or camera bag, along with you in the cabin.

On many trips, a dedicated expedition staff member handles your luggage throughout the journey. In many destinations, our staff will transfer your luggage directly from the plane to your hotel room. In others, you may be required to walk your bags through customs before handing them over to our staff, but we take over from there. Secure vehicles accompanied by a dedicated expedition staff member are used to transfer luggage between the airport and the hotel on arrival and departure. Often times, your bag is in your room by the time you’re checked into the hotel.

We suggest you bring comfortable clothing that can be layered. One of your most important items is a pair of comfortable shoes for walking. Our guests generally dress up a little for the welcome and farewell dinners, but this is their choice and is certainly not required. Also, you will find slightly more formal dining options at many of the hotels where we stay. For this reason, you may want to bring a few nicer outfits. A more detailed packing list with specific clothing recommendations will be sent to you closer to the departure date. While you’re packing, please keep in mind that laundry services are available at most of our hotels. We also recommend you leave extra space in your suitcase to bring home souvenirs of your journey. 

TCS World Travel is committed to safeguarding the security of its guests on every expedition. The company has implemented a set of security processes throughout the journey – from before guests depart to when they touch down in a destination. These processes have been fine-tuned over two decades and more than 300 private jet expeditions and thousands of custom trips to help ensure peace of mind for everyone involved.

All guests must have valid passports to participate in this program. Passports must be valid at least six months beyond the end date of your expedition. If visas are required for the expedition, a visa kit will be sent to you approximately between 6 and 3 months prior to departure depending on destination requirements. We work with an expediting service that helps make getting your required visas easier. Although you’re still required to fill out your visa forms and cover the application costs, they will review the application to make sure it’s complete and liaise with the necessary consulates and embassies to process your visas.

We pre-fill your customs and immigrations forms at every stop—all you have to do is sign. Where possible, our guests enjoy special privileges, such as expedited customs and immigration formalities. We may have a dedicated customs counter for our group and are occasionally allowed to go through without individual clearance.

The price of your expedition incorporates large items like the jet, hotels, transportation and meals, but it also includes many other things, such as activities, top-of-the-line guides, private dinners in restaurants, beverages and every single tip (guides, restaurants, hotel staff, drivers, etc.). In addition, we give you some “walking around money” in the local currency at each stop. We also supply you with all the bottled water you can drink all day every day. We even provide you with postcards that we mail for you—all you have to do is write.

Your expedition includes:

  • Travel on a privately chartered jet
  • First-class accommodations
  • Ground transportation
  • All meals and beverages, including select beer, wine and spirits aboard the jet and group lunches and dinners
  • All sightseeing activities, from guided small-group excursions and private shopping to more active options such as snorkeling and hikes
  • Special events and private access
  • Top local guides and/or on-trip experts
  • A veteran expedition team who handles all logistics
  • On some itineraries, a trip physician who accompanies you throughout your journey
  • All gratuities
  • Luggage handling

Your expedition does not include:

  • Commercial airfare between your home city and departure/arrival destination
  • Optional and additional accident/baggage/cancellation insurance
  • Passport and visa fees
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone and fax fees
  • All beverages not mentioned above as included
  • Hotel minibar charges
  • Meals not scheduled by TCS World Travel
  • Inoculation and medication costs of any kind

Reservation Process

To reserve your place on the expedition, complete and sign a reservation form and return it with your deposit. The deposit can be made by check, wire transfer, or by a major credit card such as American Express, Visa and MasterCard. If you pay your initial deposit by credit card, it is fully refundable until you sign the reservation form. Subsequent payments are payable by check or wire transfer, made out to the account indicated on the reservation form.

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel your reservation or change your plans, your right to receive a refund is limited, as set forth in the trip payment schedule. All cancellations will become effective as of the date of the postmark or email receipt. All requests for refunds must be sent to TCS World Travel in writing via mail, fax or email.

If you are traveling solo and prefer the privacy of your own room, you will be charged a solo traveler supplement. This ensures that individual travelers will get the same type and size rooms as our double occupancy travelers.

The Jet tour is operated by TCS World Travel, dedicated to delivering immersive, worry-free travel experiences for the globally curious and modern luxury traveler. The aircraft is operated by Titan Airways, an IOSA-certified airlines with over 30 years of experience in bespoke air charter travel.

Global health institutions like the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control are now categorizing COVID-19 as an endemic disease, similar to other infectious diseases we live with daily.  

In response to this changing global scenario, most countries have now relaxed or dropped their COVID-19 vaccine and testing regulations – so TCS has adapted our policy as well.   

  • While we highly recommend that guests be vaccinated, we are no longer requiring vaccines for guests to travel on a TCS group jet expedition, unless it is required by one of the destinations on the program. 
  • There will no longer be required testing for COVID-19 either prior to trip start, at trip start or during your journey, unless it is required by one of the destinations on the program or recommended by the trip physician for treatment support. 
  • We will ask any guests who are exhibiting symptoms of illnesses (such as colds or flu) to mask when they are around other guests, helping to reduce transmission and ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all.   

We look forward to embarking on an extraordinary journey together as travel gradually returns to normal. Please reach out if you have any questions. 

Miami, Florida
Cusco and Machu Picchu, Peru Alternate: Pisco, Peru
Easter Island, Chile
Nadi, Fiji
Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Taj Mahal and Jaipur, India
Serengeti Plain, Tanzania Alternate: Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
Luxor and Cairo, Egypt
Marrakech, Morocco
Miami, Florida