South America by Private Jet Galápagos, Patagonia
and Beyond


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Torres Del Paine National Park, Chile
16
 
5
 
52
Days
 
Destinations
 
Guests
Miami, Florida • Galápagos Islands, Ecuador • Mendoza Wine Country, Argentina • Patagonia, Chile • Santa Cruz and Uyuni Salt Flats, Bolivia • Bogotá, Colombia • Miami, Florida
 

Travel in luxury on the Airbus A321neo-LR

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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.

Galápagos, Patagonia and Beyond

Experience some of the most dramatic and awe-inspiring places in South America, traveling between destinations by custom-configured private jet. Immerse in the “living biological museum” of the Galápagos, the rugged beauty of Patagonia and the immense Uyuni Salt Flats. Relax in the wine country of Mendoza and discover the urban charms of trendy Bogotá.

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Itinerary

  1. October 19 (one night)
    Miami, Florida
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    Overview

    Your expedition begins in South Florida

    Kick off your journey with a festive welcome dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel Miami. Meet your fellow travelers and dedicated expedition staff, and then settle in for a night’s rest before the adventures ahead. We depart for the Galápagos Islands the next morning.

    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

    The Galápagos Islands offer landscapes and wildlife found nowhere else on earth

    Fly from Miami to Guayaquil, Ecuador aboard the private jet. We will then transfer to a commercial buyout flight for the island of Baltra in the Galápagos, where we will enjoy overnights on land.

    Curated Experiences
    Curated Experiences
    Yacht Tour

    Sail through the waters of Galápagos National Park in the company of certified Naturalist Guides, spotting some of the endemic flora and fauna of this amazing archipelago.

    Galapagos Island Yacht Tour
    Curated Experiences
    Garrapatero Cove and Beach

    Head to the eastern side of Santa Cruz Island to enjoy a soothing dip in the waters; take a small trip on a tandem, sit-on-top kayak; lie on the beach; or walk a short distance to a brackish lagoon, the home of stilts, plovers, pintails and flamingos.

    El Garrapatero Beach, Galapagos, Ecuador
    Curated Experiences
    Biking, Hiking and Kayaking

    Explore the marvels of the Galápagos under your own power, whether that be biking, hiking or kayaking.

    Hiking at the top of Punta Pitt, Galapagos
    Curated Experiences
    Snorkeling

    Snorkel with vibrantly colored schools of fish, swim with sea lions, or paddle a kayak through the crystal-clear waters for a chance to spot sea turtles, manta rays or iguanas sunning themselves on the nearby shore.

    Galapagos Islands
    Curated Experiences
    Puerto Ayora

    With its small cafes, boutiques and nightclubs, there is a little something to entertain everyone. Visit the fisherman’s wharf any day of the week to see the treasures hauled in from the sea.

    Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
    Curated Experiences
    Giant Tortoise Experience

    For a lush contrast to the beaches and arid lowlands, hike up the highlands of Santa Cruz to a natural reserve where you’ll see Galápagos giant tortoises, once almost extinct, flourishing in their natural habitat.

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    Accommodations
    Accommodations
    Finch Bay Galápagos Hotel
    The Finch Bay Galápagos Hotel is your Galápagos exploration headquarters, a beachfront base from which to discover the wildlife of the islands and create your own adventures on land and sea. The rooms offer comfortable interior and exterior spaces that unite guests with the hotel’s natural, peaceful setting. Between your activities, enjoy time at the spa, a fully equipped center for relaxation, healthful care, and self-healing.
    Accommodations
    Pikaia Lodge (Optional Upgrade)
    The Pikaia Lodge was designed for the environmentally conscious, physically active traveler who seeks close contact with the unique natural wonders of the Galápagos in a remote, restricted and eco-sensitive location. The rooms have panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows with access to private balconies or terraces and breathtaking unobstructed views. Relax during your downtime at the spa or infinity pool overlooking the Pacific.
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  3. Overview

    Travel outside Mendoza to the land of sunshine and wine

    A region of foothills and high plains on the eastern fringes of the Andes mountain range, this area features acres upon acres of grapevines backed by dramatic mountain peaks. Our group will split here and spend time enjoying tastings and activities near each of the respective hotels.

    Curated Experiences
    Curated Experiences
    Create a Custom Blend

    Take the opportunity to learn the art of winemaking with the help of an expert team of enologists. Create, taste and bottle your own signature blend.

    Wine Country Argentina
    Curated Experiences
    Wine Tasting

    Visit several small-production wineries that focus on Mendoza’s finest red wines as well as white wines “worth fighting for.” On a privately guided tour and tasting, discover the deep connection between the wines, landscape, culture and people of the Mendoza region.

    Wine Country Argentina
    Curated Experiences
    Horseback Riding

    Explore the equestrian heritage of the Pampas on a horseback ride accompanied by a gaucho. Whether a beginner or more advanced rider, you can enjoy some time in the saddle.

    Pampa Ranch Country Argentina
    Curated Experiences
    Resort Activities

    Unwind in a temperature-controlled pool or hot tub or relax in a poolside cabana with a full panorama of the Andes in front of you or work off extra energy in the gym.

    Wine Country Pool Argentina
    Curated Experiences
    Cooking Class

    Learn about regional cuisine and cooking styles during a hands-on cooking class. Led by a local chef, you will have the opportunity to learn about the area’s native and seasonal ingredients before partaking in your delicious creations.

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    Accommodations
    Accommodations
    The Vines Resort & Spa
    Based at the foot of the Andes Mountains, The Vines Resort & Spa is nestled into acres of surrounding grapevines. The spacious accommodations blend rustic elegance and modern comfort, with decor inspired by the Uco Valley. The resort also features top dining and wine experiences, showcasing internationally renowned chef Francis Mallmann’s regional dishes, and a glorious spa.
    Accommodations
    Cavas Wine Lodge
    The first luxury lodge in the Andean foothills, Cavas Wine Lodge is an 18-room boutique property set within a 55-acre property. Each well-appointed suite offers an elegant king-size bed and ample lounge area. When you’re not visiting one of the 25 top wineries nearby, enjoy one of the many outdoor activities like horseback riding and hiking, or pamper yourself with a spa treatment.
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  4. Overview

    Discover the majestic beauty of Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia

    From serrated mountain peaks to translucent waters and ice-blue glaciers, Patagonia’s Torres del Paine is a 700-square-mile wonderland of breathtaking contrasts. We will take the private jet to Punta Arenas, and then take a long scenic drive to Puerto Natales, stopping for lunch at a traditional estancia (ranch). Weather permitting, we will take a charter flight back from Puerto Natales to Punta Arenas. (If weather does not permit, we will drive.) Explore one of the largest and most impressive of Chile’s National Parks.

    Curated Experiences
    Curated Experiences
    Explore Patagonia

    Accompanied by an expert guide, venture the shores of Lake Pehoe in the heart of the Torres del Paine National Park. With stunning vistas all around you, trek through the mountains, hike on glaciers and visit alpine lakes.

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    Curated Experiences
    Horseback Riding

    Embark on a horseback adventure as you explore viewpoints and forested trails on one of two different riding routes.

    Horseback Riding in Chile
    Curated Experiences
    Spa Treatments

    Indulge yourself with essential oil treatments at the blissful spa, which also boasts a heated pool, a sauna and several open-air Jacuzzis with dreamy views of the Paine River.

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    Accommodations
    The Singular Patagonia
    Rich in local history and surrounded by unparalleled natural beauty, The Singular Patagonia boasts high comfort and unique sophistication in the heart of Chilean Patagonia. Explore the incredible landscape with an excursion to Torres del Paine National Park or indulge in moments of deep relaxation.
  5. Overview

    Santa Cruz de la Sierra is the gateway to spectacular Uyuni Salt Flats

    Base out of this tropical lowland city for the chance to visit the amazing UNESCO-listed Uyuni Salt Flats. You will also get to explore this historic city, founded in 1561.

    Curated Experiences
    Curated Experiences
    Uyuni Salt Flats

    Spend the day on the vast salar. Explore the flats in Land Cruisers, making stops along the way for short walks and photography.

    Uyuni Salt Flats, Bolivia
    Curated Experiences
    Lunch at Private Art Installation

    Dine within an art installation created by Gastón Ugalde. Erected in this immense, vast landscape and created exclusively for the group, the installation creates a focal point within the flats. The chefs will provide a spectacular five-course menu pairing with iconic Bolivian wines and beverages, sure to delight and compliment the unusual and unique setting.

    Uyuni Salt Flats Bolivia
    Curated Experiences
    Santa Cruz de la Sierra Dining Experience

    Enjoy a private dinner at a surprise location prepared by renowned Chef Camila Lechin, owner of HAPO, accompanied by a local sommelier.

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    Accommodations
    Los Tajibos (or similar)
    A Tribute Portfolio Hotel—part of Marriott International’s collection of high-end independent hotels—Los Tajibos showcases local culture while offering higher-end accommodations. Enjoy relaxing at the large pool surrounded by tropical foliage.
  6. Overview

    Discover Colombia’s lively capital

    Colonial architecture and cutting-edge artistic scenes co-exist in this vibrant city, situated at 8,600 feet in the spectacular Andes mountains. Full of art, fashion and delicious food, Bogotá begs to be explored.

    Curated Experiences
    Curated Experiences
    Private Funicular Ride

    Board a private car on the funicular to climb to the impressive viewpoint at Cerro Monserrate.

    Cerro Monserrate Bogota Colombia
    Curated Experiences
    Coffee Tasting

    Enjoy a sensory experience during a coffee tasting and learn what goes into creating the famed Colombian coffee.

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    Curated Experiences
    Salsa Lesson

    Let loose on the dance floor during a private salsa lesson with a skilled instructor who will guide you and your partner through the steps of the country’s ubiquitous dance.

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    Curated Experiences
    Walking Tour

    Explore the city on foot to get to know its vibrant center known as Candelaria. Explore colorful narrow streets and colonial architecture.

    Bogota, Colombia
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    Accommodations
    Four Seasons Hotel Casa Medina Bogotá
    The Casa Medina has been a go-to site for illustrious jetsetters since the building first opened as a hotel in 1946. Now a Four Seasons property, Four Seasons Hotel Bogotá Casa Medina offers guests a stately, elegant home in the heart of the city’s gastronomic neighborhood. Relax in the classically designed guest rooms, dine in the lively tapas bar and restaurant, or recharge in the tranquil spa.
  7. Overview

    Recap your journey through South America 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.

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.

Eszter Foldvary

Eszter Foldvary

Expedition Leader

Eszter Foldvary has led expeditions by train, cruise ship and jet. She led her first private jet expedition for TCS in 1995. Since then, she has served on over 95 jet trips and visited at least 130 countries. Learn more about Eszter.

Pat Walls

Pat Walls

Guest Services Manager

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pat developed a deep appreciation for different cultures from a young age. Pat aims to create a comfortable and enjoyable atmosphere for guests. He believes that travel is not just about sightseeing, but also about connecting with people and creating lifelong memories.

 Andrew Evans

Andrew Evans

ON-TRIP EXPERT

Andrew Evans is an author, speaker and TV host. A renowned travel writer, he has reported live from all seven continents and over a hundred different countries. Andrew is a contributor to many notable publications and has authored five books, including his award-winning memoir The Black Penguin.  Learn more about Andrew.

Headshot of Lecturer Alexander Murphy

Alec Murphy

ON-TRIP EXPERT

Alec Murphy is senior vice president of the American Geographical Society and a professor of geography at the University of Oregon. Co-author of Human Geography: People, Place, and Culture, Alec has traveled to and conducted research on six continents. He is an engaging speaker whose wealth of knowledge on the political, cultural, historical and environmental geography offers valuable insights into the human and physical forces that shape the places we visit. Learn more about Alec.

 

Kristian Marson

Kristian Marson

Photographer

Kristian Marson is an adventure/lifestyle photographer based in Seattle, WA who has been working as a professional photographer for nearly 20 years. He currently works with clients such as Filson, REI, Eddie Bauer and Starbucks. With a background as an instructor at Photo Center Northwest and Bellevue College, Kristian loves sharing his years of experience with all levels of photography lovers.

Expedition Details - Your Trip

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 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.

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 departing on expeditions with international destinations must have valid passports to participate in the 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 6-3 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.

For expeditions that include international border crossing, 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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"Everything about this trip was way above my expectations. From the moment the trip began all the way through to the end. Highly recommend!!"
Review from June Hull
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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."
Review from Myu
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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."
Review from Al Stinson
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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. "
Review from Mark S.
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"The guides and escorts were awesome, superb trip to exceptional destinations."
Review from John
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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..."
Review from David Hull
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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."
Review from Amanda Schuster
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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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