a Luxury Tour by Private JetAround 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.
- 1 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
- 2 Cusco and Machu Picchu, Peru 2 North Coast, Peru
- 3 Easter Island, Chile
- 4 Nadi, Fiji
- 5 Great Barrier Reef, Australia
- 6 Angkor Wat, Cambodia
- 7 Taj Mahal and Jaipur, India
- 8 Serengeti Plain, Tanzania 8 Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
- 9 Lost City of Petra and Wadi Rum, Jordan
- 10 Marrakech, Morocco
- 11 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Fort Lauderdale, FloridaView details
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.
The Ritz-Carlton, Fort LauderdaleLocated on the beach near Las Olas Boulevard, The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale is an elegant retreat on Florida’s Gold Coast. Relax by the heated infinity pool or in the shade of an oceanfront cabana, and recharge in spacious guest rooms that overlook the ocean.
March 15 – 17
Cusco and Machu Picchu, PeruAlternate destination:Alternate: North Coast, PeruView details
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.
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.
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.
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 San 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.
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.
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.
Belmond Palacio NazarenasThe 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 • March 15 – 17
North Coast, Peru
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.
Trujillo & Moche Pyramids
Explore the colonial city of Trujillo, founded in 1536 by Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro. It retains much local flavor and is an excellent base for visits to the nearby ancient ruin sites of Chan Chan and the Moche pyramids. Visit Huaca de la Luna, a well-preserved site that is part of the Moche pyramids and was used primarily as a ceremonial and religious site in the ancient city.
Visit Chan Chan, a 500-acre royal palace complex built by the Chimu culture in pre-Inca times. This enormous complex, the largest in pre-Columbian America, is divided into nine separate citadels. The origins of the city go back to the beginnings of the first millennium CE. By the time the Inca conquered the Chimu domain, around 1470, the capital was the center of an empire that covered a stretch of over 600 miles of the Pacific coast.
Costa del Sol Trujillo CentroAttentive and warm service greets guests to the North Coast of Peru at the Costa del Sol Trujillo Centro. With a prime location at the corner of the city’s main plaza, it is only 10 minutes away from the Inca Chan Chan ruins and the Sun and Moon Temples. The hotel also features a wide variety of services and amenities, including a bar, a restaurant, swimming pool, sauna and gym.
Belmond Miraflores ParkBelmond Miraflores Park blends unique local touches with the elegance of a European resort. Traditional artwork lines the lobby, and the rooftop pool rewards with endless views of the Pacific Ocean and Lima.
March 18 – 19
Easter Island, ChileView details
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.
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.
Hike over grassy hills and volcanic rock outcroppings, taking in views of the island, the ocean, wild horses and the majestic moai. This is a moderately strenuous hike.
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.
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.
Nayara HangaroaThis 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.
March 20 – 21
Nadi, FijiView details
Rest and recharge on the tropical paradise of Fiji
Spend an evening in the tropical paradise of Fiji during an overnight, non-touring stop.
Lose a day crossing the international date line and spend a quick stopover at a beachfront resort near the airport on Denarau Island. Spend your short time here enjoying your surroundings.
Sofitel Fiji Resort & SpaSet on 26 lush acres of gardens and private beachfront, the Sofitel is a tranquil escape tucked away on beautiful Denarau Island. The resort offers a cultural oasis on sparkling Nadi Bay, where guests can savor local flavors at one of the many elegant eateries, take part in the variety of water sport activities or bask in a luxurious on-site spa experience.
March 22 – 23
Great Barrier Reef, AustraliaView details
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.
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.
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.
Shopping in Port Douglas
Enjoy lunch, then choose to shop in Port Douglas or return directly to the hotel.
Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort and SpaSet on nearly 10 acres, this resort features extensive gardens and water features, including a lagoon-style pool, pool with waterfalls, pool bar and direct beach access. Guest rooms are equipped with modern amenities and private balconies or terraces.
March 24 – 26
Angkor Wat, CambodiaView details
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Raffles Grand Hotel d’AngkorJust five 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 four-poster beds.
March 27 – 28
Taj Mahal and Jaipur, IndiaView details
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. Then immerse yourself in the vibrant tapestry of culture, cuisine and architecture of Jaipur.
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.
City Palace and Royal Observatory
Visit the City Palace, which occupies the center of Jaipur and houses the royal family’s vast collection of textiles and costumes, an array of armory, miniature paintings and carpets. Stop by Jantar Mantar, an open-air royal observatory created by Maharaja Jai Singh.
Explore the city’s oldest bazaar, where you’ll find Jaipur’s heritage of handicrafts on display—from iconic blue pottery to hand-printed textiles and stunning meenakari jewelry.
Govind Dev Ji Temple Visit
Join hundreds of Hindu worshippers for a visit to Govind Dev Ji Temple, a sacred pilgrimage site for devotees of Lord Krishna. Participate in a morning aarti, in which a flame is offered to the deity along with songs and prayers.
Polo Gala Evening
Known as the “sport of kings,” polo has a long and rich tradition in Jaipur. Head to your hotel’s elegant lawns for a chance to witness this national pastime during a festive evening of cocktails, folk music and an authentic polo match.
Rambagh PalaceBuilt in 1835, Rambagh Palace was home to Jaipur’s royal family until 1957, when it was converted into a hotel. The property includes over 47 acres of expansive gardens. Relax and recharge at the holistic spa or indulge in a fine dinner at one of several unique bars and restaurants.
March 29 – 31
Serengeti Plain, TanzaniaAlternate destination:Alternate: Ngorongoro Crater, TanzaniaView details
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 carnivores 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.
Enjoy half-day or all-day game drives. Serengeti National Park, 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 acacia woodland and year-round water supply in this area create 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.
Hot Air Balloon
Enjoy a sunrise hot air balloon ride over the vast Serengeti Plain. Step into your balloon and soar into the air for a spectacular view of the wildlife and scenery from above.
Dinner in the Bush
Under the protection of Masai warriors, head into the animals’ domain to enjoy a torchlit, barbecue feast in the middle of Serengeti National Park.
Time at Leisure
Soak in stunning views of the Serengeti Plain from your resort or relax by the infinity pool, which overlooks an elephant watering hole.
Four Seasons Safari Lodge SerengetiDeep within Africa’s finest game reserve, Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti gives you an unfettered look at the surrounding wildlife. Feel pampered as you enjoy outdoor dining, a rejuvenating spa and guest rooms featuring contemporary African decor.
Alternate destinationAlternate • March 29 – 31
Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
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.
Journey into the Ngorongoro Crater for half- or full-day game drives. This UNESCO World Heritage site is the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera. It is approximately 10 miles wide and creates a natural amphitheater for one of the densest populations of large animals anywhere. The crater hosts a spectacular array of wildlife, including rhinos, lions, water buffalo, zebra, elephants, Thompson’s gazelles and warthogs.
Visit a Masai village to witness a dance performance.
Time at Leisure
Enjoy sweeping views of the lush crater that teems with wildlife from one of the viewing decks or lounge areas.
andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater LodgeLocated on the crater’s edge, andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge offers uncompromising views and is the perfect base for game-drive explorations. Guest rooms feature antiques, leather-backed chairs and decks with magnificent views.
April 1 – 2
Lost City of Petra and Wadi Rum, JordanView details
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.
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.
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 donkeys or camels back to the Treasury from where you began your walk, then enjoy a scenic walk or horse carriage ride to the hotel via the Siq.
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 truck, taking in the unspoiled desert wilderness and stopping for tea in a Bedouin tent.
Mövenpick Resort PetraWith 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.
Discovery BeduOpt 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.
April 3 – 4
Marrakech, MoroccoView details
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.
Our visit includes stops at the Koutoubia Mosque and Dar El Bacha (Museum of Confluences). We also have time to explore the artisan’s section of the city’s souk, where leather workers, metal craftsmen and others practice their crafts. We stop at a local bakery and meet the person who is in charge of heating the furnace of the public bath, before returning to our hotel for lunch.
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.
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.
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.
La MamouniaOpened in 1923, La Mamounia has long been a favorite among travelers to Marrakech. This glamorous retreat continues to define luxury for its guests, with guest rooms that create a warm atmosphere with pleasant views of the property’s expansive gardens or Koutoubia Mosque.
April 5 – 6
Fort Lauderdale, FloridaView details
Recap your journey around the world with new friends
We depart Morocco and fly to Fort Lauderdale, where we will enjoy a farewell dinner at the Ritz-Carlton. You will return home on your independent flight the following day.
The Ritz-Carlton, Fort LauderdaleLocated on the beach near Las Olas Boulevard, The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale is an elegant retreat on Florida’s Gold Coast. Relax by the heated infinity pool or in the shade of an oceanfront cabana, and recharge in spacious guest rooms that overlook the ocean.
Come Travel with Us
Although this luxury expedition is currently at capacity, we are taking a waitlist. It is not unusual for space to become available. Please contact us to learn more about our joining our waitlist or expedition alternatives.
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: Boeing 757-200ER
Number of seats: 48
Type of Seats: Flatbed (180-degree recline)
Private Jet Features:
- Custom configured with only 12 rows and 48 first-class flatbed seats, compared to 239 seats on a commercial Boeing 757 aircraft
- Hospital-grade air filtration system that removes 99.9% of viruses and particles
- 6.5 feet of personal space in full seat recline
- Mid-height rear privacy screens and personal ottomans with storage
- In-seat power outlets and USB ports
- In-flight presentation system and on-demand entertainment
- Noise-canceling headsets
- Experienced flight crew and staff at your service throughout your trip including 7 cabin crew and a trip physician who accompanies you on your entire journey
Aircraft operated by Titan Airways Limited. Wi-Fi not available.
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.