Lonely Planet Writer

Take a luxury private jet tour around the world – for nearly $150,000

A luxury private jet tour that takes travellers to amazing destinations around the world is back again, if you have $143,000 (€121,278).

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has brought back its World of Adventures private jet itinerary, a 24-day trip that takes travellers to Seattle, Kyoto, Bali, the Seychelles, Rwanda, Marrakech, Bogotá, the Galápagos Islands and Miami. After the trip sold out last year on its first run, the company has brought it back for a second epic journey, which runs from 23 October to 25 November, 2019.

Kyoto, Japan. Image by Four Seasons © Diane Cook, Len Jenshel/National Geographic Creative/Corbis

Travellers with the means to take the tour will hit up the incredible spots on a Four Seasons Private Jet, and then take part in planned excursions, enjoy high-end meals and drinks, and spend their nights in luxurious accommodations at Four Seasons hotels and resorts. After booking, guests will get assistance creating their ideal trip by matching their interests with exclusive activities.

The hotel in Bali. Image by Four Seasons

The trip starts in Seattle, where guests will stay in the Four Seasons hotel and be able to join activities like a private tour behind the scenes of Pike Place Market or exploring Seattle from a seaplane. In Kyoto, guests can try meditation with a Zen master or learn the art of the samurai with a private lesson in sword combat. If you love food, you can try out local cuisine at Nishiki Market and more.

The hotel in the Seychelles. Image by Four Seasons

Adventurous travellers will be excited to get to Bali, where they can go white-water rafting along the Ayung River. To relax, guests can learn about Bali’s spiritual heritage in a water purification ritual. The beach vacation will continue in Seychelles in a hillside retreat flanked by white-sand beaches. They can even fly over to the island of Praslin to explore the Unesco-listed Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve.

Marrakesh is one of the stops along the way. Image by Four Seasons

In Rwanda, travellers will head with a naturalist guide into the Virunga Mountains, home to endangered mountain gorillas, where they will hike through the forest in order to glimpse the incredible animals. Heading north in Africa, guests will stop in Marrakech, where they can enjoy tea and a traditional Moroccan lunch with a local family in a village, and travelling by mule to the rugged Atlas Mountains.

In South America, travellers will head to Bogotá where they can sample fresh-roasted coffee, try a private salsa lesson and explore the Paloquemao market with a chef. Then, they will visit the incredible Galápagos Islands with a private cruise, and even go snorkelling to see the incredible creatures that live there. The trip will then finish up in Miami, where guests can relax with spa treatments and hanging out by the pool.

Of course the itinerary sounds incredibly enticing, but if you actually have the cash to afford it, find out more here.