A Luxury Safari Adventure Across the American West by Private Air with Abercrombie & Kent Founder Geoffrey Kent
December 23, 2020
What does a globetrotter like Abercrombie & Kent founder Geoffrey Kent, who usually spends 250 days each year on the road, do when grounded at home for months on end? Plan an over-the-top adventure, filled with the most exclusive experiences he could dream up. Join Geoffrey Kent this summer on The American West by Private Air, a 12-day journey spanning California’s most exclusive wineries and the iconic natural wonders of four national parks including Arches, Grand Teton, Grand Canyon and Yellowstone, as only A&K could arrange, while flying in comfort on a privately chartered private jet.
“My Inspiring Expeditions have taken me to explore the heart of every continent — except North America,” explains Geoffrey Kent. “So, I worked with A&K’s team of experts in the U.S. to develop an itinerary that’s never been done before, filled with outdoor adventures and thrilling helicopter flightseeing, access to sites not normally open to the public and the region’s best winemakers, and days capped off with Michelin-starred meals and the most luxurious accommodations.”
This carefully-curated itinerary is packed with exclusive experiences, beginning with a drive across the Golden Gate Bridge and along scenic Coastal Highway 1 in a vintage sports car. Savour private wine tastings and food pairings at some of Napa Valley’s most acclaimed wineries, opened exclusively for A&K. Visit George Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch Retreat, and view artwork from his private collection, including works by Norman Rockwell and Maxfield Parrish, as well as memorabilia from Star Wars.
Experience the Grand Canyon alongside Wayne Ranney, author of Carving Grand Canyon, taking in the best vista points, historic sites and a scenic lunch on a private point jutting over the canyon. Enjoy a private visit to the home and studio of the Kolb Brothers (the first to photograph the canyon in late 19th century), joined by noted photographer Mike Buchheit. Fly to Utah for a morning spent exploring Arches National Park, including arches not accessible to most visitors; then on to Wyoming to enjoy sundowners on a private terrace overlooking the Teton range. Discover the National Museum of Wildlife Art during a private after-hours curator-led tour.
Explore the “Serengeti of North America” during game drives and hikes, then see it from the air on a flightseeing excursion over the Grand Teton National Park and southwestern Yellowstone to West Yellowstone. “Few Americans realize that Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks form the last large, nearly intact ecosystem in the United States, with more wildlife than anywhere else in the lower 48 states: moose, elk, wolves, grizzly bears and the nation’s largest public herd of bison,” explains Kent. “And you can’t truly understand the scale of the vast landscapes until you see them from the air.”
Accommodations reflect the distinctive character of each destination and offer unparalleled luxury. Amangani (peaceful home) evokes the atmosphere of the American West, from its redwood panelling to its blazing log fires, with views of the Grand Tetons and Snake River Valley. Amangiri (peaceful mountain) blends into surroundings of red rock canyons and towering plateaus with sweeping views towards the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. The Aman Spa features a floatation therapy pavilion, a water pavilion with sauna, steam room, cold plunge pool and step pool, a fitness center and a yoga pavilion.
Peace of Mind
An experienced A&K Tour Director orchestrates the journey from start to finish for no more than 22 privileged guests. Flying privately means less time spent in airports, with direct flights between each destination. On the ground, guests travel in small groups, each led by a Tour Manager, assisted by expert local guides who share their personal stories and lend their beyond the guidebook insights. Travel in confidence knowing that A&K has enhanced health and safety protocols with a full-time physician accompanying the group throughout the entire journey, in the air and on the ground.
The American West by Private Air (June 12-23, 2021) from $125,000 per person, double occupancy. Single supplement from $20,000. For more information, go to https://www.abercrombiekent.com, call 800 554 7094 to speak to a travel consultant or contact your travel professional.
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Prices are per person, double occupancy
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