a Luxury Tour by Private JetWorld Less Traveled
Explore emerging destinations across Africa, South America and the Arabian Peninsula on an exciting journey of discovery. Marvel at less-visited UNESCO Heritage sites in Saudi Arabia and Tunisia, experience Afro-Brazilian art and music in Salvador, and uncover the rich artistic and cultural heritage of coastal capitals like Dakar and Lomé, all while traveling aboard the customized private jet.
London, EnglandView details
Kick off your journey in cosmopolitan London
Meet fellow guests, your expert trip leaders and dedicated guest services staff for a welcome dinner. As your adventure begins, enjoy the atmosphere of one of the world’s most iconic cities. We depart for Senegal in the morning.
Four Seasons Hotel London at Park LaneFresh, posh and inspired by Hyde Park greenery, Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane boasts a classical contemporary ambience, balancing eclectic British sophistication and sleek modern style. Enjoy a cocktail in the Amaranto Lounge while taking in views of the city, or relax with a massage at the rooftop spa.
March 11 – 12
Dakar, SenegalView details
Discover Senegal’s artsy and vibrant capital
An Atlantic port on the Cape Verde Peninsula, Dakar is a diverse and cosmopolitan city that has been called a “little Paris.” Experience the energetic atmosphere and culture of hospitality—known as teranga—of the Senegalese capital as you explore its thriving contemporary arts scene, unique architecture and colorful markets.
Participate in a sand painting experience with a master, who guides you through the process of creating your own art piece to take home with you.
Take a ferry ride to the small island of Gorée, which served as the largest slave-trading center on the African coast from the 15th to 19th centuries. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the island’s well-preserved houses, fortifications and squares stand as a haunting testimony to one of the greatest tragedies in human history.
Dakar City Tour
Uncover Dakar’s history and eclectic mix of architecture. Visit downtown landmarks including Independence Square, the Presidential Palace, parliament building and IFAN Museum of African Arts, which houses an impressive collection ranging from masks and statues to musical instruments. Pass through the city’s traditional Médina quarter and visit the residential Fann neighborhood, notable for its newer style of Senegalese architecture.
Discover Senegal’s unique “Pink Lake,” famous for the brilliant rose color of its waters. Observe salt harvesters at work extracting the salt from the lake so it can be exported throughout the region. Afterward, visit a local village to get a taste of daily life.
Discover the classic dishes and flavors of Senegalese cuisine in a hands-on culinary experience.
Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar Sea PlazaExperience Senegal’s vibrant capital from the modern Radisson Blu Hotel in Dakar, located in the sophisticated Fann neighborhood. The refreshing ocean breezes of the Cape Verde Peninsula waft into the hotel’s contemporary guest rooms and suites. Enjoy a meal or light bites at your choice of four on-site dining options offering a range of flavors and cuisines.
March 13 – 15
Salvador, BrazilView details
Brazil’s first capital is a multihued jewel waiting to be discovered
Located on the country’s tropical coast, Salvador is the epicenter of Afro-Brazilian art, religion, music and festivities. Absorb a rich fusion of cultures set against a backdrop of Portuguese colonial architecture and gilded baroque buildings.
Participate in a cachaça tasting to learn about this cane liquor, the key ingredient in caipirinhas, the national cocktail.
Pelourinho Guided Walk
Enjoy a full-day guided tour of Pelourinho, Salvador’s historic heart and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Pause at churches and monasteries to admire the baroque architecture of buildings like São Francisco with its intricate gilded woodwork.
Local Market Visit
Savor a slice of Salvador like the locals do in the São Joaquim market to explore the colorful stalls, sample produce and discover why candomblé practitioners frequent this market for offerings like candles and beautiful beaded necklaces.
Fasano SalvadorLocated in front of Castro Alves Square, overlooking Todos os Santos Bay, Fasano Salvador offers a refined retreat in the heart of the city. The interior spaces are tastefully decorated to recall the rich era of the 1930s, when the building was established. Explore the property’s wine cellar, enjoy delicious local flavors at the restaurant, or relax in the infinity pool that blends harmoniously with the waters of the bay.
March 16 – 17
Lomé, TogoView details
Togo is one of West Africa’s most intriguing destinations
From Brazil, the jet delivers you to the palm-lined coast of Togo, one of Africa’s smallest nations. As you explore the museums, monuments and markets of Lomé, the lively Togolese capital, uncover the country’s rich history and local vodun (voodoo) traditions that run deep.
Lomé City Tour
Trace Togo’s long and rich history on a tour of Lomé’s Independence Monument and the National Museum, home to an extensive collection of West African art and cultural artifacts.
Explore Lomé’s sprawling and colorful markets. Wander the labyrinthine Grand Market, where vendors sell everything from fragrant spices to sports apparel and cosmetics. Then peruse the animal curiosities of the Akodessawa Fetish Market, the world’s largest voodoo market.
Take a cruise across Lake Togo to explore the town of Togoville, an important religious center in Togo. Visit the town’s historic Catholic cathedral and shrines, and get a glimpse of life along the Mono River, which forms part of the border between Togo and Benin.
Hôtel 2 Février LoméA heritage landmark in downtown Lomé, the luxurious Hôtel 2 Février is situated near Independence Square just minutes from golden-sand beaches. Sleek, comfortable rooms and suites offer exceptional views of the city and Gulf of Guinea. Wake up with coffee and fresh pastries at Le Nil, grab lunch at the alfresco poolside Akwaba restaurant, or sip on a craft cocktail at Oyo Bar, the highest sky bar in West Africa.
March 18 – 20
AlUla, Saudi ArabiaView details
The desert city of AlUla is a hidden gem
One of the oldest settlements on the Arabian Peninsula, AlUla was once a bustling outpost along the incense and spice routes that stretched to the Mediterranean. Today, this remote desert oasis is an open-air museum of rock-carved cities and dramatic sandstone formations. Delve into thousands of years of largely unexplored human history as you discover Saudi Arabia’s must-see destination.
Constructed by the Nabateans, the ancient city of Hegra is a rock-cut marvel that rivals the grandeur of Petra. As you examine elaborately decorated tombs and monuments carved directly into giant sandstone formations, discover why this archaeological site is a crucial piece to the puzzle of this enigmatic civilization.
City of Dadan
The capital of the Dadan and Lihyan kingdoms, Dadan flourished during the first millennium BC due to its proximity to incense trade routes. The city’s most impressive display is its collection of monumental tombs, which were cut into the red-rock cliffs more than 150 feet above the ground.
AlUla Old Town
AlUla’s Old Town became an important stop on the pilgrimage route from Damascus to Makkah in the 12th century. Among the present-day houses, shops and squares, see the remnants of the original stone and mudbrick structures, as well as the 10th-century citadel overlooking the town.
Survey the splendor of the night sky at Algarameel, an iconic location for stargazing in AlUla.
Admire one of AlUla’s most dramatic rock formations, named for its striking resemblance to an elephant touching its trunk to the ground.
Habitas AlUlaOne of the newest resorts in Saudi Arabia, Habitas seeks to redefine luxury. Designed with a focus on sustainability, the property’s standalone rooms and structures were crafted from laminated wood, aluminum, and other planet-friendly materials. During your stay, take advantage of a wellness center offering yoga sessions and spa treatments, a pool and a restaurant serving Middle Eastern cuisine.
March 21 – 22
Tunis, TunisiaView details
Tunisia was a crossroads for prolific civilizations
Inhabited by a series of empires from the Phoenicians and Romans to the Ottomans, the history of modern-day Tunisia spans thousands of years. While exploring some of North Africa’s finest museums and impeccably preserved city centers, discover how this small country has been shaped by the intersection of different cultures over the centuries.
Established by the Phoenicians, Carthage was the metropolis of the Punic civilization and eventually conquered by the Romans in the second century AD. Discover the archaeological site overlooking the Gulf of Tunis, where the ruins of the ancient city’s forum, theater, baths, temples and residential structures remain.
Sidi Bou Said
Travel along the coast to visit the picturesque town of Sidi Bou Said, known for its cobblestone streets, distinctive blue and white houses, and spectacular views of the azure Mediterranean Sea.
Tunis Medina & Souks
A UNESCO World Heritage site, the Medina of Tunis is one of the finest examples of a traditional Arab city in North Africa. Take a walk through its maze of narrow streets and alleyways to view its well-preserved souks, residential buildings, monuments and gates.
Bardo National Museum
Trace Tunisia’s long and rich history as you browse the artifacts at the Bardo National Museum, which boasts one of the richest archaeological collections on the African continent.
Take a day trip into the countryside to visit another of Tunisia’s UNESCO World Heritage sites—the archaeological site of Dougga. This ancient settlement flourished under Roman and Byzantine rule, and its impressive ruins are considered North Africa’s finest example of a Roman town.
Four Seasons Hotel TunisIn the heart of Tunisia’s vibrant capital, Four Seasons Hotel Tunis is a modern beachfront escape on North Africa’s Mediterranean coast. Relax by the indoor and outdoor pools, stroll the hotel’s private beach, or treat your senses with a ceremonial hammam at the luxurious spa. Five restaurant options offer a mix of Mediterranean cuisine, fresh seafood and international dishes.
March 23 – 24
London, EnglandView details
Celebrate your journey’s end in London
Return to London on the evening of March 23 for a farewell dinner with your fellow travelers. Following a night of rest at your luxurious hotel, return home on your independent flight the following day.
Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity SquareOverlooking Tower Bridge and the Tower of London, Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square occupies a landmark art deco building that was once home to the Port of London Authority. Enjoy city views from light-filled rooms and savor afternoon tea under the beautiful domed ceiling of the Rotunda.
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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 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.
The Private Jet Experience
The moment you board the 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 in-flight 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.
Aircraft: Airbus A321neo-LR
Number of seats: 52
Type of seats: Full flatbed recline
Features: In-seat power outlets and USB ports
Amenities: Noise-canceling headphones and onboard tablet, Wi-Fi where available
Aircraft operated by Titan Airways Limited
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 20 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
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 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, TCS World Travel offsets carbon emissions for all flights. TCS has partnered with Sustainable Travel International, a global non-profit organization with 15 years of experience developing successful carbon offset programs for the travel industry. Sustainable Travel International has calculated the carbon footprint of all TCS jet trips starting in 2019 and purchases highly vetted carbon offsets equivalent to that amount.
Our luggage allowances are based on the type of aircraft on which the expedition is offered. On the custom Boeing 757 or Airbus A321 planes, 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 five months before departure. 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 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 American Express, Visa and MasterCard. 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, made out to the account indicated on the reservation form.
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.