a Luxury Tour by Private JetAround the World


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Wadi Rum, Jordan
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52
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Destinations
 
Guests
Miami, Florida • Cusco and Machu Picchu, Peru • Easter Island, Chile • Papeete, Tahiti • Great Barrier Reef, Australia • Angkor Wat, Cambodia • Taj Mahal, India • Masai Mara, Kenya • Lost City of Petra and Wadi Rum, Jordan • Marrakech, Morocco • Miami, Florida
 

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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.

Additional Around the World Expedition Dates

Trip dates
Price, Double Occupancy
Trip Status
March 08 - March 29, 2024
$125,950 per person
October 06 - October 29, 2024
$144,950 per person
October 31 - November 23, 2024
$144,950 per person
December 30, 2024 - January 22, 2025
$144,950 per person

Around the World

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

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Itinerary

  1. October 2 (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.
  2. Overview

    Peru offers diverse landscapes and a warm, lively culture

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

    Curated Experiences
    Curated Experiences
    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
    Curated Experiences
    Chinchero & Weaving Demonstration

    Travel to the charming Andean village of Chinchero. Explore a colorful market where locals in traditional dress conduct their business as they have for centuries. Visit a textile center for a weaving demonstration by master Andean weaver, Nilda Callañaupa. Afterward, return to Cusco to enjoy lunch in a beautiful courtyard restaurant near your hotel.

    Chinchero & Weaving Demonstration
    Curated Experiences
    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
    Curated Experiences
    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  •  October 3 – 5 (three nights)
    Pisco, Peru
    Overview

    Explore a different side of Peru on the coast

    For guests who have already traveled to Machu Picchu or are sensitive to altitude, 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 under an hour by land to Paracas. They will meet back up with the rest of the group in Pisco before heading to Easter Island.

    Curated Experiences
    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
    Curated Experiences
    Pisco Tasting

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

    Pisco Sour, Pisco, Peru
    Curated Experiences
    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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    Accommodations
    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.
  3. Overview

    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.

    Curated Experiences
    Curated Experiences
    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
    Curated Experiences
    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
    Curated Experiences
    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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    Accommodations
    Accommodations
    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.
  4. Overview

    Enjoy a quick stop in French Polynesia

    Spend an evening in the tropical paradise of Tahiti during an overnight, non-touring logistical stop. Enjoy dinner and your surroundings during your short time here.

    Accommodations
    Hilton Hotel Tahiti
    This oceanfront hotel, conveniently located near the airport, looks out to views of the South Pacific and Tahitian islands. The rooms are decorated in Polynesian style, instantly putting guests into island time.
  5. Overview

    Immerse yourself in Australia’s unique flora and fauna

    Lose a day crossing the international date line on the way to Australia. The northeast coast of Australia is home to some of the world’s most unique natural wonders. You will enjoy staying in a forested riverside hideaway in the Daintree Rainforest as well as have the opportunity to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest coral reef system.

    Curated Experiences
    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
    Curated Experiences
    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
    Curated Experiences
    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
    Silky Oaks Lodge
    The luxurious Silky Oaks Lodge places you in the middle of the ancient rainforest. From your elegant guest room, enjoy beautiful views and the sounds of the jungle. Dine in the open-sided Treehouse Restaurant, perched high above the river, and relax at the Healing Waters Spa.
  6. Overview

    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
    Curated Experiences
    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
    Curated Experiences
    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
    Curated Experiences
    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.
  7. Overview

    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. Learn about the construction of this UNESCO World Heritage site with your guide, as well as the history of the Mughal Empire.

    Curated Experiences
    Curated Experiences
    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
    Curated Experiences
    Agra Fort

    Emperor Akbar built the double-walled Agra Fort between 1565 and 1573 using red sandstone and marble. The enormous complex includes an elegant marble hall where the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan was imprisoned by his own son to put an end to his rule. Explore the lavishly decorated main hall and the small Gem Mosque as well as an exquisite mini palace.

    Agra Fort, India
    Curated Experiences
    I'timad-ud-Daulah and Kachhpura Village

    Visit the Tomb of I’timad-ud-Daulah, a charming mausoleum often referred to as the “Baby Taj.” This grand display of Mughal architecture was commissioned by Empress Nur Jahan for her beloved father, Mirza Ghiyas Beg, and predates the Taj Mahal by five years. Head to Kachhpura village to learn about local life and culture.

    I’timad-ud-Daulah, India
    Curated Experiences
    Fatehpur Sikri

    Drive an hour and a half outside of Agra to explore Fatehpur Sikri—Emperor Akbar’s crowning architectural achievement. An exquisite red sandstone complex, this walled city served as the Mughal capital from 1571 to 1585. The royal site is a wonderful example of Islamic and Hindu architecture.

    Fatehpur, India
    Curated Experiences
    Shopping

    Visit a local marble factory and store where artisans create beautiful marble inlay products in the Mughal tradition, the same style found within the walls of the Taj Mahal. Also visit the Kohinoor jewelry shop, a long-running family-owned store that has earned the distinction of being “jewelers to the Mughals.”

    Marble factory, India
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    Accommodations
    The Oberoi Amarvilas
    Recognized as one of the best hotels in the world, the Oberoi Amarvilas overlooks the Taj Mahal, providing stunning views of this monument. Guests will enjoy this property’s splendid gardens, fountains and reflection pools, and richly detailed interiors.
  8. Overview

    Enjoy one of the world’s great wildlife destinations

    Throughout the year, more than a million wildebeest, accompanied by gazelles and zebras, make a circuitous, perilous trek across Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve, seeking out fresh grazing and water. Along the way, they encounter lions, leopards, crocodiles and other carnivores on the hunt, resulting in a primal spectacle unlike any other.

    Curated Experiences
    Curated Experiences
    Game Drive

    Enjoy half-day or all-day game drives. Masai Mara, 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 savanna in this area is 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.

    Kenya
    Curated Experiences
    Hot Air Balloon Safari

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

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    Accommodations
    Angama Mara
    Situated high on the Oloololo Escarpment above the Great Rift Valley in Kenya, Angama Mara features tented suites with magnificent 180-degree views through 33-foot floor-to-ceiling glass fronts. Congregate with fellow guests on the massive deck or at the infinity-edge swimming pool. Work out in the fitness room and then relax in the handsome library. Savor meals featuring the freshest ingredients that reflect and celebrate the country's bounty.
  9. Overview

    Visit the Lost City of Petra and the famed desert of Wadi Rum

    Nearly two-thirds of Jordan is covered by great expanses of arid desert. Gold-tinged red sandstone cliffs arch up into the sky, while plateaus eroded by winds stretch toward the horizon. In the middle of this stark beauty lie both Petra and Wadi Rum. Petra’s architecture reflects a fusion of ideas and styles, combining traditional Nabataean rock-cut buildings with Hellenistic façades featuring columns and intricate sculptures.

    Curated Experiences
    Curated Experiences
    Lost City of Petra

    Built in the first century as capital of the Nabataean Arabs, Petra is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world. Walk to Petra’s entrance and make your way through the narrow, twisting Siq that has guarded this site for hundreds of years. At the Treasury, observe up close the superb blending of Eastern traditions with Hellenistic architecture. Depart early, allowing time to hike up to the harder-to-reach sites, or depart mid-morning for a more leisurely visit.

    Petra, Jordan
    Curated Experiences
    Monastery Hike

    Beautifully carved and named for its remote location, “the Monastery” was more likely a Nabataean temple. Choose to take a leisurely stroll after your hike, stopping to view the wares sold by local vendors. You may take a camel ride back to the Treasury from our lunch spot, then enjoy a scenic walk or cart ride to the hotel via the Siq.

    Monastery, Petra, Jordan
    Curated Experiences
    Wadi Rum

    The history of Wadi Rum starts long before Lawrence of Arabia—petroglyphs dating from the earliest settlers can be seen on its rock walls. Temples and other structures built by the Nabataeans, the same people who built the city of Petra, are also found here. You’ll travel across Wadi Rum in a 4x4, taking in the unspoiled desert wilderness and stopping for tea in a Bedouin tent.

    Wadi Rum, Jordan
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    Accommodations
    Accommodations
    Mövenpick Resort Petra
    With its close proximity to the sights, the Mövenpick Resort Petra smoothly blends Middle Eastern craftsmanship with modern conveniences. Take in views of the desert landscape while relaxing in this traditional, comfortable base for your explorations.
    Accommodations
    Discovery Bedu
    Opt to upgrade to a luxurious overnight tented camp experience in a spectacular location amid Wadi Rum’s desert landscape. Run by local Bedouins, Discovery Bedu offers six tented suites perfectly positioned for stunning sunset views. The camp’s tented kitchen serves up authentic Bedouin meals infused with herbs and spices.
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  10. Overview

    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.

    Curated Experiences
    Curated Experiences
    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
    Curated Experiences
    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.

    Atlas Mountains
    Curated Experiences
    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
    Curated Experiences
    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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    Accommodations
    Four Seasons Resort Marrakech
    With Moorish gardens and restful swimming pools, Four Seasons Resort Marrakech offers a peaceful oasis where you can view the canopy of the resort’s garden from your private guest room. Opt to take a refreshing break in the quiet pool, enjoy a traditional ghassoul clay cleansing ritual at the spa, or delight in the fusion of Mediterranean and African cuisines at your resort’s restaurants.
  11. Overview

    Recap your world journey with new friends

    We depart Morocco and fly to Miami, where we will enjoy a dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel Miami. You will return 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.

The TCS Advantage

Embark on a journey of limitless potential on the new A321, the best-in-class plane for group jet expeditions. This aircraft offers so much more than the comfort of flatbed seats, the reliability of a new plane and in-air connectivity—it also becomes a welcoming home away from home during your travels. The moment you board the private jet, you can breathe deep and leave your worries at the door.

Jet Features

CUSTOM-DESIGNED FOR COMFORT

CUSTOM-DESIGNED FOR COMFORT

Reconfigured Airbus A321 with only 52 first-class flatbed seats offering 6.5 feet of personal space

ON-BOARD CONNECTIVITY

ON-BOARD CONNECTIVITY

Enhanced in-flight presentation system, on-demand entertainment and WiFi where available

TCS luxury amenities

LUXURY AMENITIES

Onboard amenities include Bose noise-cancelling headsets, iPads for streaming curated content and L’Occitane products

PERSONALIZED SERVICE

PERSONALIZED SERVICE

18 highly trained staff and crew taking care of all the details

TRIP PHYSICIAN

EXPEDITION PHYSICIAN

For your peace of mind, an emergency room-trained physician travels with you the entire trip, in the air and on the ground

ON-BOARD MEALS

ON-BOARD MEALS

In-flight chef can accommodate food allergies or special dietary requirements

INNOVATIVE SYSTEMS

INNOVATIVE SYSTEMS

Burns 30% less fuel than a Boeing 757 for a lower carbon footprint

RECENT TECHNOLOGY

RECENT TECHNOLOGY

Hospital-grade air filtration system that removes 99.9% of viruses and particles

CUSTOM-DESIGNED FOR COMFORT

CUSTOM-DESIGNED FOR COMFORT

Reconfigured Airbus A321 with only 52 first-class flatbed seats offering 6.5 feet of personal space

ON-BOARD CONNECTIVITY

ON-BOARD CONNECTIVITY

Enhanced in-flight presentation system, on-demand entertainment and WiFi where available

TCS luxury amenities

LUXURY AMENITIES

Onboard amenities include Bose noise-cancelling headsets, iPads for streaming curated content and L’Occitane products

PERSONALIZED SERVICE

PERSONALIZED SERVICE

18 highly trained staff and crew taking care of all the details

TRIP PHYSICIAN

EXPEDITION PHYSICIAN

For your peace of mind, an emergency room-trained physician travels with you the entire trip, in the air and on the ground

ON-BOARD MEALS

ON-BOARD MEALS

In-flight chef can accommodate food allergies or special dietary requirements

INNOVATIVE SYSTEMS

INNOVATIVE SYSTEMS

Burns 30% less fuel than a Boeing 757 for a lower carbon footprint

RECENT TECHNOLOGY

RECENT TECHNOLOGY

Hospital-grade air filtration system that removes 99.9% of viruses and particles

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.

Expedition Leaders

Expedition Leaders

You will travel with an experienced team of expedition leaders, who will manage all the logistics of this program, fill out customs and immigration forms, handle your luggage and ensure that your experience is hassle-free.

Aspen Hoyle

Aspen Hoyle

Guest Services Manager

Aspen’s extensive background in customer service enables her to build long-lasting connections and luxury experiences with guests. She has a passion for travel and loves to be a part of crafting one-of-a-kind itineraries to experience cultures in truly unique destinations.

Janet Duncan Jones

Janet Duncan Jones

ON-TRIP EXPERT

Janet Duncan Jones, Ph.D., is Presidential Professor of Classics at Bucknell University, and an active field archaeologist with over 25 years of excavation experience. She is an expert on art and architecture, ancient cultural landscapes, ancient technology and environmental issues in antiquity. Learn more about Janet.

Shauna Isaac

Shauna Isaac

ON-TRIP EXPERT

Shauna Isaac is an art historian who specializes in art theft and the effect that it has on societies. She has lectured throughout Europe, the United States and Australia. She is a regular speaker at Sotheby’s Institute of Art and is widely published in art periodicals and newspapers. Learn more about Shauna.

Carina Skrobecki Swain

Carina Skrobecki Swain

Photographer

Based in Seattle, Carina is a photographer who has had the unique privilege to combine her deep love of the natural world and her profession. Over the last 10 years, she's gotten to tell stories of inclusivity, awareness and appreciation of our world in places like the Galapagos and Vietnam. When not on assignment, she looks for any other reason to go on an adventure.

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 Tour, you must complete and sign the Reservation Form and pay your deposit. The deposit can be made by wire transfer or by a major credit card such as American Express, Visa, MasterCard or Discover Card. To cover the cost of processing a credit or charge card transaction, and pursuant to applicable state regulations (including, with respect to Colorado, section 5-2-212, Colorado Revised Statutes), TCS charges a surcharge of 3.0 % for credit card payments. This surcharge is not greater than our merchant discount rate for credit card transactions and does not apply to payment via debit card, ACH or check or redemption of a gift card, or to credit card payments with a billing address in Connecticut, Massachusetts, or Puerto Rico. Your place on the Tour is not reserved until the deposit and signed reservation form are both received.

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.

We strongly recommend purchasing insurance to protect your travel investment. We offer a best-in-class trip insurance program available exclusively to guests on our group jet expeditions. Our program provides unique benefits that you won’t find anywhere else in the insurance market, including:

  • Insurance for your entire trip cost in a single streamlined plan
  • The ability to purchase the plan and waive pre-existing conditions any time up until final payment
  • COVID-19 coverage, with the option to cancel before your trip departs
  • Flexibility to pay in installments and insure your trip as you go

Our insurance program also includes these additional benefits for your peace of mind:

  • No-risk guarantee allowing you to cancel your plan within 10 days and receive a full refund
  • Coverage for trip cancellation/interruption, baggage loss, emergency dental and more
  • Option to add on Cancel For Any Reason ("CFAR") coverage for up to 75 percent of your trip cost

If you would like a personalized quote, or have any questions about our insurance program, please contact our Guest Relations team at 800.454.4149.

Global health institutions like the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 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.

We are the World Leaders in Private Jet Expeditions

We have developed and operated nearly 300 luxury jet expeditions to more than 200 destinations, and are the most experienced and awarded jet expedition company in the world. Our all-inclusive journeys deliver unparalleled and meaningful experiences, with exceptional service, in unique destinations around the globe.

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"TCS waved its magic wand once again. They arranged a private trip, Finland's Northern Lights Expedition. It was beyond all expectations. The communication with TCS staff was superb, pre-trip, during the trip, and post-trip. They made the vacation seamless. From the pre-arranged private transportation and guide, the superb pre- and post hotel, the Treehouse accommodations and the Glass-roofed accommodations were all beyond exciting. Our amazing an..."
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"Everything about this trip was way above my expectations. From the moment the trip began all the way through to the end. Highly recommend!!"
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"The staff was terrific, the program was great, and the other passengers were fun to be with! We had a flight problem to get to Cusco, and the staff even with no advance warning, rerouted us the next day. Not a one of the other travelers complained and the rest of the trip went without a hitch. The evening tour of the Valley of the Kings was a particular highlight."
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"Very professional flight crew, trip leaders, and resources, Jan was particularly good at communicating geography and its importance in understanding the world."
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"The staff was professional, kind and accommodating. They heard our needs and adapted where they could. TCS clearly has access to the some of the worlds best places in each country. "
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"The guides and escorts were awesome, superb trip to exceptional destinations."
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"Apart from the wonderful itinerary, fabulous destinations, and first-class ground staff and tour guides at every destination … our trip was made perfect by the really great all round TCS team of extremely knowledgeable, resourceful, helpful and friendly professionals. The same must be said equally of their expedition Doctor, Photographer, Archeologist and Historian, ALSO, equally, the fantastic aircraft pilots and their entire crew from Titan - a..."
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"TCS allows you to see multiple destinations - many that would be difficult to travel to on your own - in a fast, efficient and comfortable manner. They craft a trip that helps you to sample some of the finest aspects of each location, such as the architecture, the history, the food and other aspects of the local culture. Their staff is kind and goes out of their way to ensure that all the guests are having an excellent experience."
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"So far, our booking experience has been great. We were on a waitlist which opened up quickly and although we were out of the country at the time, Rachael McBride was wonderful about working with us to arrange payments and help us with travel insurance. Rachael was incredibly patient, knowledgeable and thorough with our very detailed questions; and if she didn't have the answer right away, she would get it for us!"
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Refund Protection

From now until March 31, 2024, you can take advantage of our TCS Refund Protection benefit allowing you to Cancel for Any Reason* when you book a group jet expedition that departs at least six months after your booking date. With this benefit, you can cancel your reservation up to six months before departure if you deposit 50% of the trip cost at the time of booking. Terms apply. Learn more

Travel Insurance

A once in a lifetime trip is one of the best investments you can make, but as with any investment, you also want to safeguard it against the unexpected. We have partnered with Red Point Insurance to offer a best-in-class trip insurance program available exclusively to guests on our group jet expeditions. Learn more

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Cusco and Machu Picchu, Peru Alternate: Pisco, Peru
Easter Island, Chile
Papeete, Tahiti
Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Taj Mahal, India
Masai Mara, Kenya
Lost City of Petra and Wadi Rum, Jordan
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