Around The World - A Private Jet Expedition (2019)

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Summary

SEPTEMBER 29, 2019 - OCTOBER 22, 2019

The itinerary:
Orlando, USA
Cusco and Machu Picchu or the North Coast, PERU
Easter Island, Chile
Apia, SAMOA
Great Barrier Reef or Daintree Rainforest, AUSTRALIA
Angkor Wat, CAMBODIA
Taj Mahal, INDIA
Serengeti Plain or Ngorongoro Crater, TANZANIA
Petra and Wadi Rum, JORDAN
Marrakech, MOROCCO
Orlando, USA


The world's most iconic places, remarkable experiences and not-to-be-missed natural wonders are waiting for you. Discover nine legendary destinations, from Machu Picchu to the Taj Mahal, Angkor Wat to Easter Island, on one seamless, elegant journey.

PRICE $85,950 USD per person

HIGHLIGHTS
- 24 days
- 9 destinations
- 80 guests
- Boeing 757
- Active pace
- Business class

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
- A trip physician who accompanies you throughout your journey
- All gratuities
- Luggage handling
- Bottled water


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. Knowledgeable lecturers and local experts are also invited to join the expeditions to bring each destination to life with real-time insights into culture, history and daily life.

Eunice Reynoso
GUEST SERVICES MANAGER
Since January 2017, Eunice has been the main point of contact for many of our booked guests. She is available during all stages of planning, as a resource for trip information and to answer guest questions.

Sergio Rapu Haoa
DESTINATION EXPERT
The first native Easter Islander to be named provincial governor, Sergio is an anthropologist and archaeologist who has studied the enduring mysteries of the moai statues.

Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez
DESTINATION EXPERT
Nilda is a Quechua weaver and scholar whose mission is to explore and preserve traditional weaving techniques.

Peter Bobrowsky
LECTURER
An expert in the last 2 million years of Earth history, Dr. Peter Bobrowsky is as an anthropologist, archaeologist and geologist who has explored some 100 countries during his 40-year career as consultant, university scholar, mentor and research scientist.

Jimmy White
LECTURER
Jimmy White holds a PhD in Conservation Biology from James Cook University and has been recognized as a future leader of research in his field. His work ranges from expeditions in the Arctic to capturing drone images of killer whales on the Antarctic Peninsula.

Expedition Leaders
You will travel with an experienced team of expedition leaders, who will manage all the logistics of this program, fill out customs and immigration forms, handle your luggage and ensure that your experience is worry-free.


OTHER INFORMATION

An Experienced In-Flight Team
Throughout your flight, you’ll have highly trained staff and crew with years of experience at your service. They’ll know your name, your likes and your dislikes, so you can have the most personalized experience possible. The flight team can accommodate your food allergies or special dietary requirements and a dedicated physician travels with you for peace of mind.

Flight crew
An experienced crew from TUI Airways, the world’s largest charter airline, will accompany you from start to finish. The crew includes three pilots, two engineers, an operations officer, and catering operator, along with the eight flight attendants.

Physician
An expedition physician will travel with you throughout the entire journey, providing health care services free-of-charge where needed. Should you become seriously ill en route, the trip physician will be able to liaise with local doctors at your request and, if necessary, your medical providers in the U.S., to assist in determining what further care you may require.

Itinerary

Day 1 - 2

Orlando, USA
SEPTEMBER 29

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.

ACCOMMODATION
Four Seasons Resort Orlando
The award-winning Four Seasons Orlando Resort showcases Spanish Revival architecture reminiscent of Florida’s golden age. Unwind by the hotel’s oasis pool and indulge in a relaxing session at the world-class spa. Enjoy an alfresco rooftop meal before retiring to your spacious, welcoming room.

Day 2 - 6

Cusco and Machu Picchu, PERU
SEPTEMBER 30 - OCTOBER 3

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.

ACCOMMODATION
Belmond Palacio Nazarenas
The 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.

ACTIVITIES
Discover the rich nuances of Peruvian history
Exploring Machu Picchu and taking in the Peruvian highlands is the focus of this destination, but you'll have plenty of chances to explore modern Peruvian culture as well.

LOCAL IMMERSION
Chinchero & Waeving Demonstration
Travel to the charming Andean village of Chinchero. Explore a colourful 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 CallanĖƒaupa. Afterward, return to Cusco to enjoy lunch in a beautiful courtyard restaurant near your hotel.

ART & ARCHITECTURE
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.

ART & ARCHITECTURE
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, you 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.

ARCHAEOLOGY & HISTORY
Machu Picchu
Travel aboard the Hiram Bingham train, chartered exclusively for our group, through the Sacred Valley of the Inca to Machu Picchu . 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 citadel.

ARCHAEOLOGY & HISTORY
Sacsayhuaman & Cusco Cathedral
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. 

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ALTERNATE DESTINATION

North Coast, PERU
SEPTEMBER 30 - OCTOBER 3

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.

ACCOMMODATION
Hotel Libertador Trujillo
Attentive and warm service greets guests to the North Coast of Peru at the Hotel Libertador Trujillo. 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.

ACCOMMODATION
Belmond Miraflores Park
Belmond 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.

ACTIVITIES
Uncover the archaeological and cultural treasures of northern Peru
Visit the Moche temples of Trujillo, whose burial chambers rival those of King Tutankhamun, or explore Chan Chan, the largest adobe city in the world. Enjoy traditional demonstrations of fishing and horse riding—a unique opportunity to get to know the local culture.


ARCHAEOLOGY & HISTORY
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 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.

WORLD HERITAGE SITES
Chan Chan
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.

ARCHAEOLOGY & HISTORY
Chiclayo
In Chiclayo, we will explore the Museum Tumbas Reales of Sipán (“Royal Tombs of Sipán”). This museum succeeds in evoking the full grandeur and sophistication of the ancient Moche civilization. The Lord of Sipán, an ancient priest-soldier, is considered to have been the most important governor of ancient Peru some 1,700 years ago.

Day 6 - 7

Easter Island, CHILE
OCTOBER 4

Investigate the mystery of the moai on this remote Pacific island.
Stand in awe on the grassy landscape of Rapa Nui National Park and the Ahu Tahai ceremonial complex as you discover the remains of this mysterious ancient culture. Feel the awesome isolation of the island's rolling green hills, where wild horses roam. Indulge in a festive dinner complete with elaborately costumed entertainers performing traditional song and dance.

ACCOMMODATION
Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa
This 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.

ACTIVITIES
A long-lost civilization comes to life
The moai of Easter Island are a true world treasure, but the island offers far more. Hike or horseback ride across its grassy hills, take in sweeping views of the immense Pacific Ocean or relax on a beach.

WORLD HERITAGE SITES
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. You 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, you visit a monument featuring 15 large statues lined in a row.

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
Island Hike
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.

ARCHAEOLOGY & HISTORY
Ahu Akivi
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.

ARCHAEOLOGY & HISTORY
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.

Day 7 - 9

Apia, SAMOA
OCTOBER 5 - 6

Experience the tropical allure of the South Pacific.
On your way to Samoa you will cross the international date line and lose a day en route. This pretty South Pacific island is a quick stopover on your way to Australia, as well as a chance to sample a bit of Polynesian culture.

ACCOMMODATION
Sheraton Samoa Beach Resort
This relaxing beachfront property has such features as a pool and fitness area. Rooms are comfortable and appointed with modern amenities.

ACTIVITIES
Learn about timeless island traditions
Even today, the majority of Samoa’s population follows a traditional village lifestyle. Opt to visit a Samoan Women’s Committee, where you will learn more about island life, tour Treasure Island author Robert Louis Stevenson's estate, and enjoy a festive fia-fia feast

LOCAL IMMERSION
Women's Committee
Visit a traditional Samoan Women's Committee to learn about village culture. These committees are an integral part of Samoan society, where women gather to help manage everyday village affairs. The women demonstrate how they weave their traditional mats and craft garlands, and treat us to a performance of traditional dance and song.

ARCHAEOLOGY & HISTORY
Vailima
Visit Vailima, the last home of Treasure Island author Robert Louis Stevenson, which is now a museum housing mementos from his final days in Samoa. Enjoy a private kava ceremony—an important tradition named after the Polynesian signature beverage.

LOCAL IMMERSION
Fia-Fia Dinner
Enjoy a festive fia-fia feast and show. Held poolside, this spectacle of indigenous performance includes a dazzling fire dance

Day 9 - 11

Great Barrier Reef, AUSTRALIA
OCTOBER 7 - 8

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.

ACCOMMODATION
Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort and Spa
Set 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.

ACTIVITIES
Discover an underwater wonder of the world
Explore the reef's northern reaches where you can snorkel or dive among a vibrant collection of coral and tropical fish.

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
Great Barrier Reef
Cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef where you explore two separate reef locations. From a private pontoon, take a semi-submersible vehicle for unique underwater views. Then snorkel or dive at an open water site. Afterward, choose to shop in Port Douglas or transfer directly to the hotel.

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ALTERNATE DESTINATION

Daintree Rainforest, Australia
OCTOBER 7 - 8

Venture into one of Australia’s last pristine areas.

If you’ve already been to the Great Barrier Reef, embark on an expedition into the Daintree Rainforest, a natural wonder considered the world’s oldest living rain forest. The entire group stays at the same hotel, but splits up between the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest for activities.

ACCOMMODATION
Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort and Spa
Set 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.

ACTIVITIES
Trek through the lush Daintree Rainforest
Stroll the winding paths through the Daintree Rainforest with an aboriginal guide from the Kuku Yalanji people and explore a private ethno-botanical garden specializing in indigenous plants.

WILDLIFE, SAFARI & NATURE
Daintree Rainforest
Explore the Daintree Rainforest instead of the Great Barrier Reef. Participate in a Dreamtime Walk through the Mossman Gorge with an Aboriginal guide of the Kuku Yalanji people. 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.

WILDLIFE, SAFARI & NATURE
Botanical Ark
Explore the Botanical Ark, a private ethno-botanical garden specializing in plants that indigenous rain forest cultures still use for their everyday needs. The Ark emphasizes the link between plants and people. Enjoy lunch in the Ark’s garden, then return to Port Douglas and choose to shop or return directly to the hotel.

SHOPPING
Shopping in Port Douglas
Enjoy lunch in the Ark’s garden, then choose to shop in Port Douglas or return directly to the hotel.

Day 11 - 14

Angkor Wat, CAMBODIA
OCTOBER 9 - 11

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.

ACCOMMODATION
Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor
Just 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.

ACTIVITIES
Explore ancient temples and sample local culture
Visit the awe-inspiring Angkor Wat temples—a UNESCO World Heritage site, see a performance of classical Apsara dance and discover the culinary landscape of Siem Reap.

WORLD HERITAGE SITES
Angkor Wat
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."

ARCHAEOLOGY & HISTORY
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.

LOCAL IMMERSION
Tonle Sap
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.

SHOPPING
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.

ARCHAEOLOGY & HISTORY
Temple Dinner
Enjoy a festive evening of cocktails, dinner and traditional entertainment at Thommeanon Temple, a well-preserved Hindu temple which is believed to have been built at the same time work began on Angkor Wat.

Day 14 - 16

Taj Mahal, INDIA
OCTOBER 12 - 13

Marvel at a monumental testament to enduring love.
See perhaps the world’s most famous building, the Taj Mahal, the white marble mausoleum that took more than 22 years and 20,000 people to build. Learn about the construction of this UNESCO World Heritage site with your guide, as well as the history of the Mughal Empire.

ACCOMMODATION
The Oberoi Amarvilas
Recognized as one of the best hotels in the world, the Oberoi Amarvilas overlooks the Taj Mahal, providing stunning views of this monument. Guests will enjoy this property's splendid gardens, fountains and reflection pools and richly detailed interiors.

ACTIVITIES
Discover the treasures of the Mughal Empire
Explore the Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the new seven wonders of the world, with your expert guide. Visit the nearby Red Fort of Agra, where legend has it Shah Jahan spent his final days, and Emperor Akbar's grand tomb.

WORLD HERITAGE SITES
Taj Mahal Visit
Spend the morning visiting 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. Choose to depart early, to enjoy a sunrise visit and beat the mid-morning heat, or opt to depart later and see the mausoleum in full light.

ARCHAEOLOGY & HISTORY
Agra Fort
Emperor Akbar built the double-walled Agra Fort between 1565 and 1573 using red sandstone and marble. The enormous complex includes an elegant marble hall where the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan was imprisoned by his own son to put an end to his rule. Explore the lavishly decorated main hall and the small Gem Mosque as well as an exquisite mini palace.

LOCAL IMMERSION
I'Timad-Ud-Daulah and Kachhpura Village
Visit the Tomb of I’timad-Ud-Daulah, a charming mausoleum often referred to as the “baby Taj.” This grand display of Mughal architecture was commissioned by Empress Nur Jahan for her beloved father, Mirza Ghiyas Beg, and predates the Taj Mahal by five years. We also visit Kachhpura village to learn about local life and culture.

ART & ARCHITECTURE
Fatehpur Sikri
Drive an hour and a half outside of Agra to explore Fatehpur Sikri—Emperor Akbar’s crowning architectural achievement. An exquisite red sandstone complex, this walled city served as the Mughal capital from 1572 to 1585. The royal site is a wonderful example of pre-Islamic, Hindu and Jain ar

SHOPPING
Shopping
Visit a local marble factory and store where locals create beautiful marble inlay products in the Mughal tradition, the same style found within the walls of the Taj Mahal. Also visit the Kohinoor jewelry shop, a long running, family-owned shop, known as the jewelers to the Mughals. A shuttle will transport you back to the hotel at your leisure.chitecture.

Day 16 - 19

Serengeti Plain, TANZANIA
OCTOBER 14 - 16

The Serengeti is one of the world’s greatest wildlife destinations.
Throughout the year, more than one million wildebeest, accompanied by gazelles and zebras, make a circuitous, perilous trek across the Serengeti Plain, seeking out fresh grazing and water. Along the way, they encounter lions, leopards, crocodiles and other carnivore always on the hunt, resulting in a primal spectacle unlike any other. Because this cycle is continuous, the Serengeti is always teeming with a dizzying array of wildlife.

ACCOMMODATION
Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti
Deep 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.

ACTIVITIES
Get up close with incredible wildlife
Embark on morning and afternoon game drives across the seemingly unending landscape, which serves as the backdrop to one of the most ancient migration rituals on Earth.

WILDLIFE, SAFARI & NATURE
Game Drive
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.

WILDLIFE, SAFARI & NATURE
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.

LOCAL IMMERSION
Dinner in the Bush
Gather to enjoy sundowners and a Majuto dance performance, followed by dinner in the bush.

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ALTERNATE DESTINATION

Ngorongoro Crater, TANZANIA
OCTOBER 14 - 16

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 the next destination.

ACCOMMODATION
andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
Located 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.

ACTIVITIES
Survey a majestic landscape filled with animals
If you have already visited the Serengeti, explore the Ngorongoro Crater. With your expert naturalist guides, observe its permanent population of about 25,000 animals, including bull elephants, black rhinos and lions.

WILDLIFE, SAFARI & NATURE
Game Drive
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.

LOCAL IMMERSION
Village Visit
Visit a Masai village to witness a dance performance.

WILDLIFE, SAFARI & NATURE
Time at Leisure
Enjoy sweeping views of the lush crater that teems with wildlife from one of the viewing decks or lounge areas at the andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge.

Day 19 - 21

Lost City of Petra and Wadi Rum, JORDAN
OCTOBER 17 - 18

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.

ACCOMMODATION
Mövenpick Resort Petra
With its close proximity to the sights, the Mövenpick Resort Petra smoothly blends Middle Eastern craftsmanship with modern conveniences. Take in views of the Great Rift Valley while relaxing in this traditional, comfortable base for your explorations.

ACTIVITIES
Encounter an ancient city in the desert
Imagine that you’re one of the first explorers of this once-forgotten desert city as you walk through the Siq, a narrow chasm in the bedrock, and emerge before the elaborate Treasury. Opt to discover the spectacular rock formations of Wadi Rum, an evocative lunar-like landscape made famous by T.E. Lawrence and the film Lawrence of Arabia.

WORLD HERITAGE SITES
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.

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
Monastery Hike
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.

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
Wadi Rum
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 Nabateans, the same people who built the city of Petra, are also found here. You’ll travel across Wadi Rum by jeep, taking in the unspoiled desert wilderness and stopping for tea in a Bedouin tent.

Day 21 - 23

Marrakech, MOROCCO
OCTOBER 19 - 20

Experience a feast of the senses in the imperial city of Marrakech.
Lying in the fertile Haouz plain at the foot of the Atlas Mountains, Marrakech has some of the most impressive examples of Islamic architecture in existence. Perhaps the highlight of Marrakech, Jemaa el-Fna square is the heart of one of the most vibrant and historic medinas in the world. This ancient walled quarter is filled with narrow, maze-like streets crowded with merchants, fire-eaters, snake charmers, musicians and entertainers.

ACCOMMODATION
La Mamounia
Opened 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 city.

ACTIVITIES
Uncover the charms of this vibrant oasis
Explore the medina, a jumble of vibrant souks, and Jemaa el-Fna, a lively square where snake charmers and performers entertain passersby. Stroll through the artful blue and green landscapes of Majorelle Gardens. Or opt to spend a day in the ruggedly beautiful terrain of the Atlas Mountains.

WORLD HERITAGE SITES
Exploring Marrakech
A visit includes stops at the Koutoubia Mosque, Bahia Palace and the Ben Youssef Madrasa. You also have time to explore the artisan’s section of the city’s souk, where leather workers, metal craftsmen and others practice their crafts. You stop at a local bakery and meet the person who is in charge of heating the furnace of the public bath, before returning to your hotel for lunch.

LOCAL IMMERSION
Atlas Mountains
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. Also visit a Berber village and share tea with a village chief. Enjoy a delicious traditional lunch before you return to Marrakech later this afternoon.

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
Majorelle Gardens
The Majorelle Gardens were 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
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.

Day 23 -

Orlando, USA
OCTOBER 21 - 22

Recap your journey around the world with new friends.
You depart Morocco and fly to Orlando, where you will enjoy a farewell dinner at the Hyatt Regency. You will return home on your independent flight the following day.

ACCOMMODATION
Hyatt Regency
Located in Orlando’s airport terminal, the Hyatt Regency is incredibly convenient for connecting flights. Amenities include several dining options, outdoor swimming pool and the Hyatt’s signature hypoallergenic rooms.

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