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A Private Jet ExpeditionAround the World
The world's most iconic places, remarkable experiences and not-to-be-missed natural wonders are waiting for you. Discover nine legendary destinations, from Machu Picchu to the Taj Mahal, Angkor Wat to Easter Island, on one seamless, elegant journey.
Visit 9 Unique Destinations
- 1 Fort Lauderdale, USA
- 2 Cusco and Machu Picchu, Peru 2 North Coast, Peru
- 3 Easter Island, Chile
- 4 Apia, Samoa
- 5 Great Barrier Reef, Australia 5 Daintree Rainforest, Australia
- 6 Angkor Wat, Cambodia
- 7 Taj Mahal, India
- 8 Serengeti Plain, Tanzania 8 Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
- 9 Lost City of Petra and Wadi Rum, Jordan
- 10 Marrakech, Morocco
- 11 Orlando, USA
Temperature 89F/75FRainfall 8.3 inchesCurrency U.S. DollarTime Zone GMT -4
Begin your journey of a lifetime.
Meet fellow travelers, your expert trip leaders and dedicated guest services staff for a welcome dinner at the hotel.Fort Lauderdale to Lima 6H + Local Flight
High Elevation Cusco: 10,657 ftHigh Elevation Machu Picchu: 7,972 ftTemperature 64F/34FRainfall 0.9 inches
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.
Lima to Easter Island 5H 20M
Temperature 70F/57FRainfall 0.0 inchesCurrency Nuevo SolTime Zone GMT -5
Explore Peru's less-traveled northern coast.
If you’ve already visited Machu Picchu, consider traveling to Peru’s North Coast, a region filled with stunning natural scenery, deeply rooted traditions and archaeological wonders from several pre-Inca cultures. 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.
Temperature 68F/63FRainfall 2.8 inchesCurrency Chilean PesoTime Zone GMT -5
Investigate the mystery of the moai on this remote Pacific island.
Stand in awe on the grassy landscape of Rapa Nui National Park and the Ahu Tahai ceremonial complex as you discover the remains of this mysterious ancient culture. Feel the awesome isolation of the island's rolling green hills, where wild horses roam. Indulge in a festive dinner complete with elaborately costumed entertainers performing traditional song and dance.Easter Island to Samoa 9H 45M
Temperature 84F/75FRainfall 10.1 inchesCurrency Samoan TalaTime Zone GMT +14
Experience the tropical allure of the South Pacific.
On our way to Samoa we will cross the international date line and lose a day en route. This pretty South Pacific island is a quick stopover on our way to Australia, as well as a chance to sample a bit of Polynesian culture.Samoa to Australia 6H 25M
Temperature 86F/72FRainfall 1.6 inchesCurrency Australian DollarTime Zone GMT +10
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.
Australia to Siem Reap 7H 25M
Temperature 86F / 72FRainfall 1.6 inchesCurrency Australian DollarTime Zone GMT +10
Venture into one of Australia’s last pristine areas.
If you’ve already been to the Great Barrier Reef, embark on an expedition into the Daintree Rainforest, a natural wonder considered the world’s oldest living rain forest. Our entire group stays at the same hotel, but splits up between the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest for activities.
Temperature 88F/75FRainfall 8.5 inchesCurrency Cambodian RielTime Zone GMT +7
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.Siem Reap to Agra: 4H 40M
Temperature 93F/66FRainfall 0.9 inchesCurrency Indian RupeeTime Zone GMT +5.5
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.Agra to Serengeti 7H 45M + Local Flight
Temperature 82F / 59FRainfall 2 inchesCurrency Tanzanian ShillingTime Zone GMT +3
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 carnivore 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.
Serengeti to Jordan 5H 10M
High Elevation 7,500 ftTemperature 72F / 48FRainfall 2.2 inchesTime Zone GMT +3
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.
Temperature 81F/54FRainfall 0.2 inchesCurrency Jordanian DinarTime Zone GMT +3
Visit the Lost City of Petra, famous for its rock-cut architecture.
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 lies Petra. Petra’s architecture reflects a fusion of ideas and styles, combining traditional Nabataean rock-cut buildings with Hellenistic façades featuring columns and intricate sculptures.Petra to Marrakech 6H 40M
Temperature 81F/59FRainfall 0.9 inchesCurrency Moroccan DirhamTime Zone GMT +1
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, fire-eaters, snake charmers, musicians and entertainers.Marrakech to Orlando 12H 40M
Temperature 84F/68FRainfall 3.3 inchesCurrency U.S. DollarTime Zone GMT -4
Recap your journey around the world with new friends.
We depart Morocco and fly to Orlando, where we will enjoy a farewell dinner at the Hyatt Regency. You will return home on your independent flight the following day.
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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 knowledgeable lecturers and local experts to join us on our expeditions to bring each destination to life with real-time insights into culture, history and daily life.
An Experienced In-Flight Team
Throughout your flight, you’ll have highly trained staff and crew with years of experience at your service. They’ll know your name, your likes and your dislikes, so you can have the most personalized experience possible. Our flight team can accommodate your food allergies or special dietary requirements and a dedicated physician travels with you for peace of mind.
An expedition physician will travel with you throughout the entire journey, providing health care services free-of-charge where needed. Should you become seriously ill en route, the trip physician will be able to liaise with local doctors at your request and, if necessary, your medical providers in the U.S., to assist in determining what further care you may require.
An experienced crew from TUI Airways, the world’s largest charter airline, will accompany you from start to finish. The crew includes three pilots, two engineers, an operations officer, and catering operator, along with the eight flight attendants.
Our Private Jet Experience
The moment you board our 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.
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 inflight 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.
Plane Type: Boeing 757-200ER
Number of Seats: 80
Type of Seats: Business-Class (45-degree recline)
Features: In-seat power outlets
Amenities: Bose noise-canceling headphones and onboard tablet
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 can help you memorably mark a special occasion, whether it’s an anniversary, birthday, retirement, honeymoon or other milestone.
The minimum age 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 50 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. Read about how our trips defy the group travel stereotypes here.
Our expeditions give you the freedom to set your own pace, as well as exclusive access and experiences you can’t get on your own. Each destination on this itinerary offers a different activity level. In some, you may only be walking for short periods of time and have more down time between excursions, while in others, you may spend the entire day touring or walking over uneven terrain. We offer options throughout the expedition to ensure that your trip is customized to your interests or activity level. You may, of course, choose to have a day off and relax at any location.
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.
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.
Our luggage allowances are based on the type of aircraft on which the expedition is offered. On our custom Boeing 757, luggage typically is limited to two checked bags: the wheeled bag we mail you and one additional large suitcase of your own. Both of these bags will be stored in the hold of the jet during our flights, but you will be allowed to take your backpack and other small personal items, such as purses and camera bags, along with you in the cabin.
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. Read more about our expert packing tips here.
Having our own private jet means we set our own high security standards with established processes that have been fine-tuned over 20 years. The doors to the jet will never be opened except in the presence of the flight crew, and we keep close tabs on all luggage stored in the jet, using secure vehicles for transport and a secure check-in system to ensure nothing is missed. We also have the flexibility to make decisions up to the last minute to reroute the trip. The bottom line: we worry about it, so you don’t have to. Read more about the safety advantage of private jet travel here.
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 five months before departure. We work with an expediting service that helps makes 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 our privately chartered jet
- First-class accommodations
- Ground transportation
- All meals and beverages, including select beer and wine
- 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
- Bottled water
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
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 Visa, MasterCard and American Express. 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 only, made out to the secure escrow account for each expedition.
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.
As we have seen the unexpected happen with previous guests, we strongly encourage you to protect your investment by purchasing trip cancellation insurance.
We are pleased to be able to offer Cavalry Elite Travel Insurance, an optional trip cancellation/interruption insurance plan through our preferred partner, Redpoint.
The Cavalry Elite Travel Insurance plan includes:
- Purchase within 14-days of placing your initial deposit to be eligible for the following early purchase benefits:
- Pre-existing medical condition exclusion waiver
- Cancel for any reason upgrade
- High limit for trip cancellation/interruption, baggage loss, emergency dental, AD & D coverage
- $100,000 primary medical coverage
- $750,000 limit for medical evacuation to your home hospital of choice. (Please note: TCS provides all travelers with basic emergency evacuation coverage up to $100,000. This coverage is subject to limitations and does not cover pre-existing conditions)
- Pay-as-you go installments for ease of payments
- No limits to coverage amounts toward trip cost
To purchase, please call 415-481-0720 or visit Cavalry Elite Travel Insurance.
Please note: Medicare alone does not cover payment of medical services obtained outside the US. If you have supplemental health coverage, review your policy to be sure your are covered outside the country.
All travelers automatically receive basic emergency evacuation coverage up to $100,000. This coverage is subject to limitations and does not cover pre-existing conditions.