Exotic adventure awaits you at every turn as you journey across five continents, experiencing the world's legendary sites up close, from climbing the terraced steps of Machu Picchu to traversing the Serengeti Plain on safari.

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 Monk at Angkor Wat. Credit: Chris Palmer  The iconic site of Machu Picchu  Terraced landscape of Písac in the Sacred Valley  Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu  Moai on Easter Island  Anemone fish, or clown fish, found in the Great Barrier Reef  Masked butterfly fish, found in the Great Barrier Reef  The iconic Treasury in Petra  Panorama of temples at Angkor Wat  Temple door at Angkor Wat  Close up of sculpture at Bayon, Angkor Wat  The iconic site of Ta Prohm, Angkor Wat  The ethereal Taj Mahal  The legendary Taj Mahal  Egret, Keoladeo Ghana National Park  White Throated Kingfisher, Keoladeo Ghana National Park  Wildlife at Ngorongoro Crater  A lone cheetah looks out over the savanna.  Credit: David Schachter  Giraffes on the savanna  On safari  Ad Deir or "the Monastery" in Petra  Australia's Great Barrier Reef  Wadi Rum  The distinctive minaret of Koutoubia Mosque, Marrakech  Djemaa el-Fna, Marrakech  <i>Moai</i> on Easter Island at sunrise

Around the World by Private Jet 2017

The World’s Greatest Treasures & Legendary Places

24 days from $79,950

Exotic adventure awaits you at every turn as you journey across five continents, experiencing the world's legendary sites up close, from climbing the terraced steps of Machu Picchu to traversing the Serengeti Plain on safari.

or Call 866-903-7650


Our classic private jet journey offers a life list of destinations to some of the world’s most iconic places. During this breathtaking journey around the world explore cultural and natural treasures that have inspired and captured the imagination of humankind for centuries!

Highlights Include

  • Climb the terraced steps of the ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.
  • Feel the protective gaze of the moai statues of Easter Island.
  • Bask in the radiant beauty of tropical Samoa.
  • Immerse yourself in the underwater splendor of the Great Barrier Reef.
  • Welcome the sun among Angkor Wat’s beautiful temples.
  • Watch the play of light on the magnificent, beloved Taj Mahal.
  • Experience the thrill of an African landscape alive with one of the world’s greatest concentrations of wildlife.
  • Step into the well-preserved ancient world of Jordan’s “Lost City” of Petra.
  • Explore the colorful souks and treasures of Berber kings in the celebrated medina of Marrakech. 
  • Read TravelQuest: Around the World with Smithsonian Journeys, Part I for a firsthand account of our Around the World tour. To learn more, read Part II and Part III of this three-part series. 

Activity Level 3: Advanced

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2017 Itinerary

Day 1 — Orlando

Meet fellow guests and expedition leaders at a welcome dinner.

Days 2-4 — Cuzco and Machu Picchu or North Coast, Peru

Explore historic Cuzco and the Inca ruins of Chinchero before traveling through the Sacred Valley of the Urubamba to the mountaintop stronghold of Machu Picchu. Or visit Moche temples and the adobe city of Chan Chan on Peru’s North Coast.

Days 5-6 — Easter Island, Chile

Trace the history of a lost civilization with your archaeologist guides as you explore Rapa Nui National Park, a World Heritage site home to the beachside altar of Ahu Akivi and the Rano Raraku quarry, where hundreds of moai were abandoned.

Days 7-8 — Apia, Samoa

After crossing the International Date Line and losing a day, get a taste of Polynesian culture at a festive fia fia dinner and show. Visit the former estate of Treasure Island author Robert Louis Stevenson or snorkel among vibrant coral.

Days 9-10 — Great Barrier Reef or Daintree, Australia

Cruise to the Great Barrier Reef’s pristine northern reaches where you can snorkel among a vibrant collection of coral and tropical fish. Or venture into the Daintree Rainforest, the oldest living rainforest in the world.

Days 11-13 — Angkor or Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Arrive into Cambodia for a three nights' stay where you will explore the World Heritage Site of Angkor, including the enigmatic Bayon, the overgrown remains of Ta Prohm, and the magisterial Angkor Wat. Or explore the museums of Phnom Penh, including Choeung Ek, the infamous “killing fields.”

Days 14-15 — Taj Mahal, India

In the former Mughal capital of Agra, see one of the world’s greatest architectural treasures. Then, tour Emperor Akbar’s grand tomb, visit the rural village of Kachpura, or explore Keoladeo National Park and Bird Sanctuary.

Days 16-18 — Serengeti Plain or Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Tanzania has more land devoted to game reserves than any other country on Earth. You will have three nights here relaxing at your luxurious safari lodge. Search for the "Big Five"— lions, leopards, Cape buffalos, elephants, and rhinos on the Serengeti Plain. Alternatively, spot wildlife in Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest volcanic caldera.

Days 19-20 — Petra and Wadi Rum, *Jordan

Discover the Lost City of Petra, which was half-built, half-carved into rose-red cliffs by the Nabataeans more than 2,000 years ago. Delve deep into the desert on a 4x4 expedition to explore the starkly beautiful landscapes of Wadi Rum.

*There is a State Department travel warning to Jordan currently in effect. (https://travel.state.gov) We expect to operate the tour as planned, but will continue to closely monitor events in the region, and will alter the itinerary if necessary.

Days 21-22 — Marrakech, Morocco

Experience Marrakech as you stroll through the winding pathways of the medina, see the spectacle of Jemaa el-Fna Square, and immerse yourself in the lovely Jardin Majorelle.

Days 23-24 — Orlando, Home

Relax and enjoy a casual meal and a night’s rest before returning home on your independent flight.

Included meals are denoted as follows: Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), Reception (R), Dinner (D)