Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has unveiled details of two new private jet itineraries for 2021, which will explore Angkor Wat, Jordan, Egypt, Mexico City, Easter Island and Athens for the first time.
One of the journeys includes three nights exploring Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef staying at Silky Oaks Lodge in the Daintree Forest, “a boutique property hand-picked by Four Seasons for its location and comfort”. Participants will enjoy a private cruise on the reef, visit the Botanical Ark and meet a member of the Kuku Yalanji people, learning about traditional Aboriginal culture as they explore Mossman Gorge.
Options include the 21-day Remote Wonders journey through Asia and Africa, operating round-trip from Dubai and departing on New Year’s Eve, which will visit Hoi An, Angkor Wat, Bangkok, Chiang Mai or Chiang Rai, Seychelles, Rwanda and the Serengeti.
The new Remote Wonders itinerary kicks off in ultimate style with an exclusive New Year’s Eve party in Dubai, as glittering fireworks light up the sky over the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. In Hoi An, a renowned Vietnamese tailor designs, sews and hand-delivers a custom outfit in time for take-off. While visiting the Old Town of Hoi An, streets are cordoned off to enjoy a festive private dinner set under colourful lanterns, complete with views of the city’s iconic Japanese Bridge. En route to Bangkok, stop to explore Cambodia’s majesty in Angkor Wat. Sail through the turquoise waters of Petite Anse by catamaran in the Seychelles before an unforgettable few days in the Virunga Mountains, trekking through the Rwandan rainforest to observe gorillas in their natural habitat. Maasai warriors lead the way to an unforgettable torch-lit barbecue feast in the middle of Serengeti’s National Park at the end of a remarkable three-week journey.
Departing Dubai on 31 December 2020, returning 20 January 2021. Prices start at US$169,000 per person twin-share.
The other new itinerary is a 24-day Ancient Explorer journey. This itinerary travels from Miami to Mexico City, Easter Island, Bora Bora, the Great Barrier Reef, Koh Samui or Bangkok, Jordan, the Pyramids, Athens and concludes in Madrid.
The first stop is Mexico City where mezcal distillers offer a masterclass in the agave-based spirit. Next, explore the Pacific Ocean’s secluded Easter Island by horseback, taking in views of the lush volcanic plains and famed moai statues. Stop for a snorkel while enjoying a private cruise of the Great Barrier Reef before visiting Koh Samui to learn the art of Muay Thai from a professional fighter. Wander the ancient streets of Petra and learn about the rock-cut buildings, intricate carvings and towering columns of one of the world’s most famous archaeological sites. While stopping in Egypt for the day, enjoy special access to see the Sphinx up close, and explore the legendary Pyramids of Giza, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. This journey of a lifetime culminates in Greece and Spain with back-to-back stays at two new Four Seasons properties. Historians can explore both the Acropolis and the Parthenon in Athens, while those looking to learn a new skill can opt for a private flamenco class in Madrid.
Departing Miami on 5 October, arriving in Madrid on 28 October 2021. Prices start at US$167,000 per person twin-share.
The new private jet itineraries are complemented by the return of Four Seasons’ bestselling International Intrigue (Seattle, Kyoto, Hoi An, Maldives, Serengeti, Marrakesh, Budapest, St Petersburg and Paris), operating from 24 February to 19 March 2021 and its Timeless Encounters (Kona, Bora Bora, Sydney, Bali, Chiang Mai or Chiang Rai, Taj Mahal, Dubai, Prague and London), from 19 March to 11 April 2021. Both journeys are priced at US$163,000 per person, twin-share.
While visiting remote destinations including Easter Island, Great Barrier Reef and Rwanda, guests will stay at luxury accommodation selected by the Four Seasons team.