Explore some of the world’s most iconic places on our flagship private jet journey. During this breathtaking trip around the world, explore cultural and natural treasures that have inspired and captured the imagination of humankind for centuries! And you'll travel in supreme comfort aboard our fully customized private jet, outfitted with fully reclining flatbed seats with space for no more than 52 guests.

Starting at: $104,950 * Price includes special offer Make a Reservation Ask Us A Question or Call 866-903-7650
 Moai on Easter Island  Historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu  Textile artisans, Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco. Credit: Richard Stanoss  Australia's Great Barrier Reef  Masked Butterfly Fish, the Great Barrier Reef  Clown fish amid the anemone, the Great Barrier Reef  Swimming with tortoise, Great Barrier Reef  Sunrise at Angkor Wat  Monk at Ta Prohm, Angkor Wat  Monks at Angkor Wat  The ethereal Taj Mahal  The Taj Mahal, Agra  The Taj Mahal, Agra  The newly restored Palace of the Winds in Jaipur  Viewing lions during a game drive  Elephants at a watering hole  Giraffes on the savanna  Wildebeest, cranes, and flamingos along the water, Ngorongoro Crater  The Treasury at Petra  Petra's dramatic Treasury from the siq  Nomadic tent in Jordan's Wadi Rum  Djemaa El Fna at dusk, Marrakech  The Kutubiyya Mosque in Marrakech  Design and architecture of Morocco

Around the World: A Private Jet Journey

24 days from $104,950

Explore some of the world’s most iconic places on our flagship private jet journey. During this breathtaking trip around the world, explore cultural and natural treasures that have inspired and captured the imagination of humankind for centuries! And you'll travel in supreme comfort aboard our fully customized private jet, outfitted with fully reclining flatbed seats with space for no more than 52 guests.

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Overview

Activity Level 3:  Moderate / Active

Expectations: 

Our Around the World itinerary is an active and ambitious program that will be taken at a moderate pace with many early morning departures and longer days so you can experience the best of these nine incredible destinations. This trip will travel great distances and experience frequent time zone changes, which can affect energy levels. You should be physically active and in good general health, especially prior to departure. This trip will include plenty of physical activities—including walking, hiking, and snorkeling—in addition to activities designed to offer cultural or historical context. Each excursion offered will entail a different level of physical expectation, with many that will require walks from one to three miles and last from two to three hours. At some locations you will be traveling to high altitudes including Cusco, Peru at 11,200 feet; Machu Picchu, Peru at 8,000 feet; and for those who choose the Ngorongoro Crater alternate, at 8,000 feet. If you wish to avoid these destinations, alternative choices are available. All excursions will take place rain or shine and some of the destinations will be warm with strong sun. In more remote spots, expect to walk and hike along groomed trails, some that can have steep inclines and declines. There may be trails and pathways that can be uneven and sandy or rocky, with uneven steps, pebbles, mud, and exposed roots or that will be slippery and muddy if it has recently rained. Specific inoculations will be required to take part in this journey. Details on how to prepare for this trip and information on each day’s activities, including weather, packing suggestions, and “what to expect” will be included with your Pre-Tour documents.

Countries on this itinerary are not immune to events that could require an itinerary change. Weather, political occurrences, and visits by dignitaries can require extra flexibilily to accommodate the unexpected event or events.
 

This Private Jet Journey is appropriate for: Travelers who are reasonably fit and healthy, enjoy days full of discovery and adventure, and are comfortable with many early mornings to see the most of these destinations. *As part of registering for this trip, all participants will need to be evaluated by their private physician to be sure the program and pacing is suitable for them. 

For travelers who do 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 if necessary, at the discretion of tour staff. Any extra cost for such arrangements will be the responsibility of the individual guest.

March 20 - April 12, 2022 Itinerary

Day 1 — Fort Lauderdale

Meet fellow travelers, your destination experts, including your Smithsonian Journeys Expert, and dedicated guest services staff for a welcome reception and dinner at the hotel. (R,D)

Our program staff have arranged small-group activities for you at every destination throughout your journey to create memories of a lifetime. They will carefully curate your small-group excursions, however if you have special interests or you would rather explore on your own, they'll create an unforgettable day just for you. 

Days 2-4 — Cusco and Machu Picchu, Peru

In historic Cusco, see how Inca and Spanish cultures intertwine and visit the nearby Inca ruins of Sacsayhuaman. Then travel aboard a historic train to Machu Picchu, one of the world's most astonishing archaeological treasures and a World Heritage site. Exploring Machu Picchu and taking in the Peruvian highlands is the focus of this destination, but you'll have plenty of opportunities to explore modern Peruvian culture as well. (B,L,D) 

Belmond Monasterio 

OR 

Days 2-4 — The North Coast, Peru

If you’ve already visited Machu Picchu, or prefer a lower altitude, 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 excursion will travel separately by local air and meet up with the rest of the group before heading to the next destination. (B,L,D) 

Hotel Costa del Sol Trujillo Centro

Days 5-6 — Easter Island, Chile

Trace the history of a lost civilization with your archaeologist guides as you explore Rapa Nui National Park. This World Heritage site is home to the beachside altar of Ahu Akivi and the Rano Raraku quarry, where hundreds of moai were abandoned.  Feel the awesome isolation of the island's rolling green hills, where wild horses roam. Indulge in a festive dinner enhanced by a compelling performance of traditional song and dance. (B,L,D) 

Days 7-8 — Nadi, Fiji

Lose a day crossing the International Date Line and relax at a beachfront resort on picturesque Denarau Island. Spend your time enjoying the tranquility of your surroundings. (B,L,D) 

Days 9-10 — Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Cruise to the northern reaches of the Great Barrier Reef’ where you can snorkel among a vibrant collection of coral and tropical fish. An optional visit to Daintree Rainforest, the oldest living rain forest in the world, will also be offered. (B,L,D) 

Days 11-13 — Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Visit the awe-inspiring Angkor Wat temples—a World Heritage site that includes the enigmatic Bayon Temple, the overgrown remains of Ta Prohm, and the majestic Angkor Wat. Also, savor the culinary specialties during your time in Siem Reap. (B,L,D) 

Days 14-15 — Jaipur and Agra's Taj Mahal, India

Stop in Agra to see the Taj Mahal, one of the world’s most sublime wonders of architecture and a World Heritage site. Then continue to Jaipur, the fabled home of maharajas, to discover more royal architecture as well as art collections and vibrant markets. (B,L,D) 

Days 16-18 — Serengeti Plain, Tanzania

The Serengeti Plain is home to Tanzania’s largest national park. From your luxurious safari lodge, search for the Big Five: lions, leopards, Cape buffalos, elephants, and rhinos. (B,L,D) 

Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti

OR 

Days 16-18 — Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

If you have already visited the Serengeti, take a light aircraft to Ngorongoro Crater, the largest unbroken caldera in the world. With your expert naturalist guides, observe its permanent population of about 25,000 animals, including bull elephants, black rhinos, and lions. (B,L,D)

&Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

Days 19-20 — Petra and Wadi Rum, Jordan

Discover the Lost City of Petra, which was half-built and half-carved into red sandstone cliffs by the Nabataeans more than 2,000 years ago. After exploring this World Heritage site, explore the starkly beautiful landscapes of Wadi Rum on a 4x4 expedition. This spectacular, evocative lunar-like landscape was made famous by T.E. Lawrence and the film “Lawrence of Arabia.” There is also an option to experience the Bedouin way of life with an overnight stay at a luxury camp in the desert. (B,L,D) 

Days 21-22 — Marrakech, Morocco

Experience Marrakech as you stroll through the winding pathways of the medina, a jumble of vibrant souks, and Djemaa el-Fna, a World Heritage site where snake charmers, entertainers, and vendors vie for attention. During your stay you can stay at a resort or opt to venture in to the desert for a luxurious tented camp experience (at additional fee).  (B,L,D) 

Days 23-24 — Return to Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Return to the U.S. and Fort Lauderdale. Relax and enjoy a casual meal and a night’s rest before returning home on your independent flight. (D,B) 

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

August 29 - September 21, 2022 Itinerary

Day 1 — Fort Lauderdale

Meet fellow travelers, your destination experts, including your Smithsonian Journeys Expert, and dedicated guest services staff for a welcome reception and dinner at the hotel. (R,D)

Our program staff have arranged small-group activities for you at every destination throughout your journey to create memories of a lifetime. They will carefully curate your small-group excursions, however if you have special interests or you would rather explore on your own, they'll create an unforgettable day just for you. 

Days 2-4 — Cusco and Machu Picchu, Peru

In historic Cusco, see how Inca and Spanish cultures intertwine and visit the nearby Inca ruins of Sacsayhuaman. Then travel aboard a historic train to Machu Picchu, one of the world's most astonishing archaeological treasures and a World Heritage site. Exploring Machu Picchu and taking in the Peruvian highlands is the focus of this destination, but you'll have plenty of opportunities to explore modern Peruvian culture as well. (B,L,D) 

Belmond Monasterio 

OR 

Days 2-4 — The North Coast, Peru

If you’ve already visited Machu Picchu, or prefer a lower altitude, 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 excursion will travel separately by local air and meet up with the rest of the group before heading to the next destination. (B,L,D) 

Hotel Costa del Sol Trujillo Centro

Days 5-6 — Easter Island, Chile

Trace the history of a lost civilization with your archaeologist guides as you explore Rapa Nui National Park. This World Heritage site is home to the beachside altar of Ahu Akivi and the Rano Raraku quarry, where hundreds of moai were abandoned.  Feel the awesome isolation of the island's rolling green hills, where wild horses roam. Indulge in a festive dinner enhanced by a compelling performance of traditional song and dance. (B,L,D) 

Days 7-8 — Nadi, Fiji

Lose a day crossing the International Date Line and relax at a beachfront resort on picturesque Denarau Island. Spend your time enjoying the tranquility of your surroundings. (B,L,D) 

Days 9-10 — Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Cruise to the northern reaches of the Great Barrier Reef’ where you can snorkel among a vibrant collection of coral and tropical fish. An optional visit to Daintree Rainforest, the oldest living rain forest in the world, will also be offered. (B,L,D) 

Days 11-13 — Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Visit the awe-inspiring Angkor Wat temples—a World Heritage site that includes the enigmatic Bayon Temple, the overgrown remains of Ta Prohm, and the majestic Angkor Wat. Also, savor the culinary specialties during your time in Siem Reap. (B,L,D) 

Days 14-15 — Jaipur and Agra's Taj Mahal, India

Stop in Agra to see the Taj Mahal, one of the world’s most sublime wonders of architecture and a World Heritage site. Then continue to Jaipur, the fabled home of maharajas, to discover more royal architecture as well as art collections and vibrant markets. (B,L,D) 

Days 16-18 — Serengeti Plain, Tanzania

The Serengeti Plain is home to Tanzania’s largest national park. From your luxurious safari lodge, search for the Big Five: lions, leopards, Cape buffalos, elephants, and rhinos. (B,L,D) 

Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti

OR 

Days 16-18 — Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

If you have already visited the Serengeti, take a light aircraft to Ngorongoro Crater, the largest unbroken caldera in the world. With your expert naturalist guides, observe its permanent population of about 25,000 animals, including bull elephants, black rhinos, and lions. (B,L,D)

&Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

Days 19-20 — Petra and Wadi Rum, Jordan

Discover the Lost City of Petra, which was half-built and half-carved into red sandstone cliffs by the Nabataeans more than 2,000 years ago. After exploring this World Heritage site, explore the starkly beautiful landscapes of Wadi Rum on a 4x4 expedition. This spectacular, evocative lunar-like landscape was made famous by T.E. Lawrence and the film “Lawrence of Arabia.” There is also an option to experience the Bedouin way of life with an overnight stay at a luxury camp in the desert. (B,L,D) 

Days 21-22 — Marrakech, Morocco

Experience Marrakech as you stroll through the winding pathways of the medina, a jumble of vibrant souks, and Djemaa el-Fna, a World Heritage site where snake charmers, entertainers, and vendors vie for attention. During your stay you can stay at a resort or opt to venture in to the desert for a luxurious tented camp experience (at additional fee).  (B,L,D) 

Days 23-24 — Return to Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Return to the U.S. and Fort Lauderdale. Relax and enjoy a casual meal and a night’s rest before returning home on your independent flight. (D,B) 

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