Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts announced three new tour by private jet itineraries set to take flight in 2019. According to a press release received by Private Jet Card Comparisons, newly added is Latin Escape, a 16-day adventure for those looking to explore Central and South America. Just over two weeks in duration, the new journey is shorter than the 24-day around-the-world journeys and takes travelers to Miami, Costa Rica, Buenos Aires, Bogotá and even includes an escape to the Galápagos Islands, all in the care of Four Seasons. Last week Abercrombie & Kent announced its 2018 round-the-world private jet trip.
The Four Seasons Private Jet uses a customized Boeing 757 with luxury seats that convert to flat beds in a 2×2 first-class style configuration. While you travel with a group, guests can opt into a wide range of experiences in each destination and tailor their trip to their interests. The dedicated team on each trip takes care of everything, including all air travel, ground transportation, planned excursions, all meals and beverages and accommodations at Four Seasons hotels and resorts. In case you were wondering while visiting the remote Galápagos Islands during the Latin Escape itinerary, guests will stay at alternative high-end accommodations since the group doesn’t have a property there.
“Each year, we expand our private jet offerings, pushing the boundaries of curated travel and bringing together like-minded adventurers with a desire to explore the world. Our new itinerary offering, Latin Escape, was devised in response to increased interest in the Four Seasons Private Jet program by a wide range of travelers, some of whom are looking for a shorter travel experience while still in the comfort and care of Four Seasons. Our tailor-made itineraries highlight the unique character of each destination, creating truly personalized and exclusive experiences alongside the comforts of legendary Four Seasons service,” says J. Allen Smith, President and CEO, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts in the release.
Additionally, two of the most popular Four Seasons itineraries will be featured in 2019. Timeless Encounters is a 24-day exploration of lively city centers and remote islands, including a day trip to the Taj Mahal. International Intrigue, a journey across nine diverse destinations, celebrates the magic of culturally-rich cities such as Kyoto and St. Petersburg set in contrast to the Serengeti. Both journeys have sold out previously.
NEW: Latin Escape (February 9 – 24, 2019)
Latin Escape kicks off in Miami, with dinner at the Versace Mansion, famed for its secret passages, celebrity guests and gold-plated mosaic tile pool. In Costa Rica, take in the southern sky like never before through a powerful GPS-guided telescope while savoring cocktails and culinary treats infused with real meteorite dust. Feeling brave? Harness up and slide along a series of zip lines suspended above the valleys and treetops of the dense jungle, enjoying breathtaking views while spotting wildlife.
Next, it’s off to explore the irresistible blend of European and Latin American cultures that is Buenos Aires. Fly to Iguassu Falls for the day to explore this astounding collection of 275 interlinking waterfalls. Later, enjoy a private behind-the-scenes tour of the Teatro Colón, one of the world’s best concert venues, renowned for both its acoustics and architecture. Visit one of the oldest ranches in Argentina to experience the gaucho lifestyle. Witness a display of traditional horse-riding skills and indulge in an authentic barbeque on historic grounds.
Latin Escape continues to Bogotá, Colombia’s lively capital city. Explore the innovative arts scene with a local artist or take a private salsa lesson with a skilled instructor. Sip cocktails while taking in 50,000 pre-Hispanic indigenous gold artifacts housed at the Museo del Oro, before sitting down to a gala dinner surrounded by rare treasures.
Continue on to the remote archipelago of Galápagos for four nights of legendary Four Seasons service aboard a private ship. Snorkel, swim and paddle through crystal-clear waters abundant with local marine life. Wake up each day at a new site ready to explore landscapes and wildlife found nowhere else on earth. This journey through the Americas ends back where it started in Miami, with time to unwind and toast to the trip of a lifetime over an exquisite meal of Latin-inspired flavors.
Timeless Encounters (September 17 – October 10, 2019)
Timeless Encounters takes guests on a journey across four continents, beginning in lush Kona, Hawaii, and concluding in London. Activities over the three-week adventure include a visit to Tirta Empul temple for a traditional water purification ritual in Bali; a snorkeling safari with blacktip lagoon sharks in Bora Bora; a day trip to admire the intricate architecture of the Taj Mahal; and a personal welcome from Prince William Lobkowicz into his family’s 16th-century ancestral home for a memorable gala dinner in Prague.
International Intrigue (March 25 – April 17, 2019)
International Intrigue departs from Seattle, taking travelers across Asia and Africa, before reaching Europe and concluding in London. In Kyoto, guests learn how to draw, pose and swing a samurai sword under the instruction of the choreographer of Kill Bill: Vol. 1. In Serengeti, travelers are welcomed aboard a hot air balloon to catch glimpses of the Big Five before enjoying a Champagne breakfast in the bush. In the Maldives, guests can unwind with an award-winning spa ritual underneath the night sky. St. Petersburg offers travelers private access to the world-renowned State Hermitage Museum before flying to London for a final farewell dinner.
Timeless Encounters and International Intrigue begin at $140,000 per person, based on double occupancy. Latin Escape begins at $98,000 per person, also based on double occupancy.