Arrive in Miami and transfer to the Four Seasons Hotel Miami, where you meet A&K founder Geoffrey Kent, your tour leadership team and fellow guests over cocktails and dinner, sharing the anticipation of the incredible adventures ahead.
Nicaragua | The Emerald Coast
Meet your private jet crew for the first time as you board your flight from Miami to Managua, Nicaragua. Transfer to your luxury resort, your base as you explore the beautiful and bountiful Emerald Coast. Drive to Mombacho Volcano and hike through a tropical cloud forest, and then either visit a coffee estate or take an exhilarating zipline ride through the canopy. Lunch is a delectable picnic served on the slopes of the volcano. Return to your resort to learn about efforts to conserve the endangered sea turtle, and possibly observe them hatching (subject to prevailing conditions). The next day is filled with activities for you to choose from: spend the morning fishing, playing golf or exploring by bicycle, while the afternoon offers rum tasting, cigar rolling and more. Tonight’s festive dinner features a full slate of local entertainment including folkloric dancing, a traditional play, poetry and music.
Chile | Glaciers of Patagonia
Fly overnight to Punta Arenas, continuing by local flight to Puerto Natales. There, board your adventure vessel ‘Skorpios III’ for a voyage into the fjords of Patagonia, a thrilling and unique way to experience this scenic paradise. Explore this coastline of rocky crags and foaming breakers on a ship reserved exclusively for your group. Cruise among mountain-like glaciers of tumbling blue ice in the company of an expert glaciologist, disembarking to walk their frozen faces and take in the incredible views they afford. Embark on an icebreaker to experience how these vital ships keep the waters clear for other vessels. Hike through a forest and across moraines to reach Bernal Glacier on foot. The area is rich in wildlife and each excursion brings new opportunities to view a vast variety of life on land, in the water and in the air. Look out for dolphins churning the water as they swim; herds of wild guanaco marching across the steppe, grey foxes trailing behind; or the red flash of a Megallanic woodpecker roosting in a branch. At the end of your cruise, disembark in Puerto Natales, fly by local charter back to Punta Arenas and rejoin the crew of your private jet.
Easter Island | The Lost World
Fly to one of the most remote — and enticing — destinations on earth: Easter Island. The island’s iconic stone effigies, called moai by the Rapa Nui, are thought to be representations of the builders’ ancestors. There are nearly 900 moai spread throughout the island; almost all of them face inland, in order to watch over and protect the island’s living inhabitants. The grandeur of these figures is rivaled by the island’s intense natural beauty, with a postcard-worthy view seemingly in every direction. Arrive to your resort, and a welcome in song from the boys and girls of the local music school. Drive to the northern coast for a torchlit barbecue feast, followed by stargazing led by an expert astronomer. The next morning affords several different ways to experience the island. Join an archaeologist for a visit to the quarry from which the moai were dug; cycle the coastline on the east side of the island; explore the island’s primary town, Hanga Roa; see the extinct volcano Rano Kau and nearby Orongo Village; or meet the students of Toki Music School, who entertained you on your arrival. Depart midday for New Zealand, crossing the International Dateline en route.
New Zealand | Scenic Splendor
Arrive in Queenstown, New Zealand, a land of stunning natural beauty as well as venerable indigenous cultures and cosmopolitan style. The next day, board a private helicopter for an aerial tour of Milford Sound. View Sutherland Falls, the second-largest in the hemisphere, and land among the ice floes of Isobel Glacier to walk amid this slow-moving river of ice. Land at mirror-like Lake Lochnagar for a picnic lunch, and then continue your tour with a flight over Skippers Canyon and the Wakatipu Basin. Dine at a waterfront restaurant alongside Lake Wakatipu, enjoying breathtaking views of the Remarkables mountain range. The next day, Design Your Day around the activity that reveals New Zealand as you want to experience it. Tour Skippers Canyon, once the center of New Zealand’s gold rush, by four-wheel-drive vehicle; embark on a Dart River safari that combines jet boating and off-road driving; hike along one of New Zealand’s Great Walks, the Routeburn, with a picnic lunch en route; travel by helicopter to Mount Earnslaw, where you disembark to explore locations from the Lord of the Rings films; travel the Arrow River Trail by mountain bike, ending with lunch at a vineyard; or explore Queenstown in depth with a sightseeing excursion and visit to an artist’s studio. Toast your final evening in New Zealand with dinner at a nearby vineyard.
Australia | Adventure Down Under
Depart New Zealand for Perth, Australia, the capital and largest city of Western Australia, and a great place to experience a different side of the Land Down Under. Have dinner at a rooftop restaurant reserved just for you. The next day, board sailing yachts (each with a professional skipper and crew manning the ropes) for a regatta on the Swan River. Disembark in front of the members-only Royal Perth Yacht Club for an authentic Aussie barbecue lunch. Dine tonight at a restaurant of your choosing; your Tour Director has suggestions to suit every taste. The next day is yours to experience as you like on the Design Your Day activity of your choice. Don a wetsuit and snorkel to swim with wild dolphins in the bays and coves off Rockingham; explore Rottnest Island, an off-the-radar paradise of white-sand beaches, scenic bays and colorful wildlife; learn from the expert vintners at Sandalford Winery how wine is blended and try your hand at crafting your own unique creation, which you may take home with you as a one-of-a-kind memento of your journey; or whale watch in style with VIP seating aboard luxury catamaran ‘Steep Point,’ enjoying local wines and cheeses along with thrilling views of humpback and Southern right whales. Dine tonight at a riverside restaurant reserved exclusively for your group.
India | Tranquil Backwaters
Arrive in Cochin, India, and drive to your luxurious lake resort at Kerala, one of the most beautiful regions in all of India, with its beach-lined coasts and tranquil inner waterways. During your stay, visit a local village to see firsthand how responsible tourism benefits the people and communities you visit. Attend a snake boat race, a festive event in which crews from competing villages row narrow boats more than 100 feet long down the river. Back at your resort, treat yourself to an ayurvedic massage before embarking on a sunset river cruise, followed by a festive dinner and dance performance. Kerala is known for its network of backwaters, a system of rivers, lakes and natural and manmade canals that comprise more than 500 miles of waterways.
Oman | Cities of Antiquity
Fly by your private jet to the United Arab Emirates and transfer by luxury vehicle to the Musandam Peninsula in the Sultanate of Oman. The next day, board a dhow (single-masted ship) for a morning cruise on the Gulf of Oman and along the pale limestone cliffs of the Musandam fjords. Take the opportunity to try handline fishing, snorkeling, kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding as you sail. The next day, Design Your Day from an expansive selection of options. Drive the Sabatyn Plateau by four-wheel-drive vehicle, seeing ancient stone houses en route to a local village; paraglide or take an ultralight flight at your resort; trek the historic village of Dibba, renowned for its relics dating back more than 2,000 years; learn the ins and outs of Arabic cuisine at a private cooking class; or discover the invigorating power of traditional medicine at an herbal mixology class, where you learn to combine healing herbs into dazzling cocktails. Celebrate your visit with a traditional farewell dinner of earth-cooked lamb.
Georgia | Medieval Crossroads
Our private jet now takes you to Tbilisi, Georgia, a true crossroads of East and West. Begin with a sightseeing tour of the city; highlights include the Sioni Cathedral, dating back to the seventh century, and the Old Town section, which you explore on foot. Enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail at a museum, followed by dinner and musical entertainment at a local restaurant. The next day sees you venturing north to the town of Stepantsminda in the Khevi province. En route, visit the 17th-century fortress of Ananuri, a key to guarding the nation’s northern border, and witness a demonstration of the local martial art style, khridoli. Arrive in town in time for lunch, and then travel by four-wheel-drive to the 14th-century Holy Trinity Church, located on a hilltop 7,000 feet above sea level. Explore one of the country’s oldest cities, Mtskheta, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its medieval buildings. Visit the sixth-century Jvari Church and attend a performance of polyphonic choral singing, a cherished Georgian art form. Drive to the Palace of Mukhran Batoni to visit the winery, vineyards and stables. Enjoy a wine tasting, see how bread is baked and learn to prepare local delicacies. Tonight, gather for a farewell dinner at a funicular restaurant with spectacular views. The next day, board your private jet for your flight back to the U.S.