Around the World by Private Jet: An Exploration of the World’s Greatest Treasures & Legendary Places
February 1-23, 2014
Climb the terraced steps and touch the seamless walls of the ancient Inca citadel, Machu Picchu. Feel the protective gaze of the Easter Island moai statues. Bask in the radiant beauty of lush tropical Samoa. Immerse yourself in the underwater splendor of the Great Barrier Reef. Welcome the sun among Angkor Wat’s astoundingly beautiful temples and watch it set amid Africa’s greatest concentration of wildlife in Tanzania. Take in awe-inspiring views of the Himalaya from Lhasa’s Potala Palace. Stand enthralled before the majesty of the Taj Mahal. Savor the exotic scents of spices and foods in the souks of Fez.
Study Leader Information
Susan Perkins is an associate curator in the American Museum of Natural History’s Division of Invertebrate Zoology.Charles Doherty is an art historian, lecturer and writer who has traveled to more than 125 countries. Bob Smolik is a veteran diplomat who has represented the United States at embassies throughout Europe
Orlando, FL; Welcome reception and dinner
February 2, 3 & 4
Lima, Cusco & Machu Picchu, Peru; Local flight to Cusco; Travel by train through the Urubamba Valley to Machu Picchu; Instead of exploring Cusco and Machu Picchu, you may go to Trujillo and explore ancient Moche and Chimu temples, including Chan Chan, the largest adobe city in the world
February 5 & 6
Easter Island, Chile
Cross the International Date Line; We lose a day and arrive in Somoa the following afternoon
Apia, Samoa, Polynesia; Visit Vailima, once the home of Robert Louis Stevenson, local people; Performance of Samoan dance and song
February 9 & 10
The Great Barrier Reef, Australia; Instead of exploring the reef, you may cruise the Daintree River and go on a Dreamtime walk with a member of the Kuku Yalanji tribe.
February 11, 12 & 13
Angkor, Cambodia or Hanoi & Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
February 14 & 15
Taj Mahal, Agra, India
February 16 & 17
Tanzania Safari Adventure; We break up into smaller groups—each exploring a different part of Tanzania; At the Serengeti National Park, go deep into the savannah to witness the greatest concentration of plains game in Africa; or at the Ngorongoro Crater, observe the permanent population of about 30,000 animals in the largest unbroken caldera in the world.
February 18 & 19
Fly by private jet to Aqaba and transfer to Petra, one of the great wonders of the ancient world
February 20 & 21
Fly by private jet from Jordan and land in Fez. Founded in the ninth century with countless architectural treasures and an age-old ay of life still intact, Fez is the most perfectly preserved city in the country, and many consider it to be a spiritual, cultural, and intellectual capital of Morocco
February 22 & 23
Following breakfast, our jet carries us to Orlando, FL to connect with a regularly scheduled commercial flight home
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