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9 Destinations 11 Destinations
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Travel with TCS World Travel President Shelley Cline in pursuit of some of the world’s most magnificent creatures and experience its breathtaking landscapes. Watch in awe as animals roam the African savanna and seek out the elusive Bengal tiger. Marvel at otherworldly rock formations of Cappadocia and delight in the endemic flora and fauna of Madagascar.

21 Days 11 Days
9 Destinations 11 Destinations
48 guests Guests
Pace - Moderate pace Moderate Pace
Flatbed Seats Asset 60 Flatbed Seats
Boeing 757 (48-seat) big jet Boeing 757

What's Included

The price of this all-inclusive expedition covers everything from travel by private jet, hotels, ground transportation and meals, down to all daily activities, top-of-the-line guides, beverages and every single tip.

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Itinerary

  1. April 15
    London, England
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    Overview

    Embark on your worldwide adventure from energetic London

    London’s cosmopolitan paradise marks the starting point of your journey in search of some of the world’s most iconic animals and captivating landscapes.

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    Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London
    Nestled between Knightsbridge and Hyde Park, the reimagined Mandarin Oriental offers the ideal location for exploring the city. Guest rooms reflect English elegance and the vision of internationally renowned designer Joyce Wang. Dining options range from the Michelin-starred Dinner by Heston Blumenthal to the stylish Mandarin Bar.
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    Cappadocia’s honeycombed hills are a storybook landscape

    Sprinkled with whimsical, cone-shaped rock formations known as “fairy chimneys,” Turkey’s Cappadocia region has a remarkable topography sculpted entirely by the powers of erosion. Humans have inhabited this rocky countryside for thousands of years, carving houses, churches and entire towns into the soft stone. Today, this otherworldly destination still holds some of the world’s most fascinating cavern architecture.

    Curated Experiences
    Curated Experiences
    Caravanserai Gala

    Enjoy a special evening of dinner and traditional entertainment at one of the area’s historic caravanserais. Located along the Silk Road and other major trade routes, these ancient roadside inns facilitated the flow of commerce, offering travelers a place to stop and rest after the day’s journey.

    Caravanserai Cappadocia Turkey
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    Kaymaklı Underground City

    One of the largest underground settlements in the region, the ancient city of Kaymaklı became a safe haven for Christians fleeing religious persecution in the days of the Roman Empire. Learn how the city’s inhabitants thrived in this subterranean maze of houses and tunnels, which are still used as cellars today.

    Underground city Cappadocia Turkey
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    Göreme National Park

    The Göreme Valley has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site for its harmonious landscape of cave dwellings and dramatic fairy chimneys. Admire some of the area’s most stunning, rock-hewn churches, whose brilliantly painted frescoes are among the finest examples of Byzantine art.

    Goreme National Park Cappadocia Turkey
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    Hot Air Ballooning

    Take in the region’s striking collection of rock pillars, cones and chimneys from the sky on a hot air balloon tour, an unforgettable way to experience the unique topography.

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    Museum Hotel
    Set in Cappadocia’s heartland, Museum Hotel has been elegantly designed to incorporate the cave dwellings and rock formations of its ancient surroundings. A “living museum,” the property’s unique cave rooms feature antique decorations from the Ottoman, Seljuk, Roman and Hittite periods. Lil’a Restaurant offers a creative menu showcasing the traditional flavors of Anatolia and Cappadocia.
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    Explore the fabled land of the maharajas in historic Jaipur

    The crown jewel of Rajasthan, Jaipur served as a royal capital for the Rajput kings, who ruled northwest India for hundreds of years. Amid the opulent palaces and massive fortresses, discover well-preserved artistic and cultural treasures unique to this region.

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    Curated Experiences
    Jaipur City Excursion

    Experience Jaipur’s iconic sights on an excursion through this historic city, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Admire the Hawa Mahal, a beautiful honeycombed structure crafted from pink and red sandstone. Visit the City Palace, a vast complex incorporating European, Rajput and Mughal architectural styles, and examine fascinating artwork and artifacts at the palace museum. Or wonder at Jantar Mantar, an open-air royal observatory commissioned by Maharaja Jai Singh.

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    Jantar Mantar Visit

    See the world’s largest sundial at Jantar Mantar, an 18th-century astronomical observatory and UNESCO World Heritage site.

    Jantar Mantar Visit
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    Govind Dev Ji Temple Visit

    Join hundreds of Hindu worshippers for a visit to Govind Dev Ji Temple, a sacred pilgrimage site for devotees of Lord Krishna. Participate in a morning aarti, in which a flame is offered to the deity along with songs and prayers.

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    Rambagh Palace
    Built in 1835, Rambagh Palace was home to Jaipur’s royal family until 1957, when it was converted into a hotel. The property includes over 47 acres of expansive gardens. Relax and recharge at the holistic spa or indulge in a fine dinner at one of several unique bars and restaurants.
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    Follow the tracks of tigers in historic Ranthambore

    Travel three hours over land to Ranthambore, used for centuries as the royal hunting grounds of maharajas. Now, Ranthambore National Park carefully protects its astonishingly diverse collection of wildlife, including some 80 Royal Bengal tigers who rule their own dedicated sanctuary.

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    Curated Experiences
    Ranthambore Fort Visit

    Visit Ranthambore Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage site built more than 1,000 years ago. From its hilltop vantage point, take in sweeping views of the landscape and wildlife below.

    Ranthambore Fort
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    Morning Yoga

    Embark on a journey of well-being with yoga postures, Sanskrit mantras, breathing and meditation, all just a stroll from your luxury tent.

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    Crafts Market

    Wander the Dastkar crafts market, established in 1989 to give Ranthambore’s people—especially women—an opportunity to make and market traditional, handcrafted products in order to support their families. Choose among a variety of appealing goods, including pottery, leatherworks, rag toys, quilts, block prints and tie-dyed textiles.

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    Dinner Under the Stars

    Dining in Ranthambore is always a special event. Take your seat to dine among the lush mango trees at the Oberoi Vanyavilas, beside the crackling campfire at Aman-i-Khas or under the glowing lanterns at SUJÁN Sher Bagh. Wherever you find yourself in the evening, prepare to be pampered under a star-filled sky.

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    Game Drives

    Accompanied by an expert naturalist, embark on game drives through dry tropical forests, past scenic lakes and across open grasslands, the natural habitat for a variety of fauna, including the Bengal tiger. The park is also a birdwatcher’s paradise, with an estimated 272 species of birds, including kingfishers, parakeets, flamingos, falcons and the crested serpent eagle.

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    Aman-i-Khás
    The palatial tents of Aman-i-Khás are set in a sun-dappled brushwood forest on the threshold of Ranthambore National Park. Each soaring canopy is set around a communal outdoor fireplace, reminiscent of Mughal-style tent cities preferred by emperors.
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    Luxuriate on the white-sand beaches of the Maldives

    As the flattest country on earth—with an average elevation of just five feet above sea level—the Maldives is one of the world’s nations most vulnerable to rising seas. The coral reef teems with more than 700 fish species, including anemones, sweetlips and gentle, graceful Manta rays, some of which have a wingspan of up to 20 feet.

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    Curated Experiences
    Morning Yoga

    Greet the morning with rejuvenating yoga postures, breathing and mediation overlooking the ocean.

    Yoga, Thailand
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    Time at Leisure

    Gaze out over the dazzling, blue-green sea from your overwater villa and take time to reflect on your travels.

    Time at Leisure, Villingili, Maldives
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    Snorkeling

    Cruise aboard a traditional dhoni to a nearby reef, where you can sunbathe on the vessel’s rooftop and snorkel amid the multicolored coral before enjoying a picnic on the beach.

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    Taj Exotica Resort & Spa
    The luxurious atmosphere, stately rooms and breathtaking lagoon views make Taj Exotica an unforgettable island retreat. Experience this tropical paradise your way—partake in exciting water activities, pamper yourself with a soothing spa treatment or simply relax on the pristine white sands of the beach.
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    From lemurs to chameleons, everything about Nosy Be is unique

    Madagascar is one of the most biodiverse places on Earth. Due to its natural isolation from the mainland, some 80 percent of its flora and fauna is endemic to the island. Discover how many you can spot during your two-day stay.

    Curated Experiences
    Curated Experiences
    Lemur Trekking

    Traverse Lokobe National Park by foot and boat to search for several animals endemic to this part of Madagascar. Keep your eyes open for wild black and Hawks’ sportive lemurs, and don’t miss the beautiful Nosy Be panther chameleon. At lunchtime, hike through a remote village and enjoy a meal prepared by locals.

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    Guided Walks

    Embark on morning or nighttime walks, where you will have a chance to discover more than 50 species of reptiles, 100 types of birds and a variety of wild orchids.

    Guided Walk, Madagascar
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    Cocktails and Dinner

    Toast to the day with sundowner cocktails on the beach or around the pool with music. Enjoy a banquet dinner with local musicians and dancers.

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    Ravintsara Wellness Hotel
    The Ravintsara Wellness Hotel provides guests a delightful experience surrounded by nature. Each bungalow is equipped with modern conveniences for ease and comfort. Relax with a spa treatment, enjoy a cocktail at the beach bar or take a dip in the pool in this tranquil atmosphere surrounded by tropical gardens.
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    Discover a pristine 6,000-acre wilderness between the mountains, the forest and the sea

    On April 26, we fly from Nosy Be to Cape Town, where we split into two groups. One group will venture to Cape Winelands while the other half will explore Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, home to thousand-year-old forests, hundreds of endangered and endemic plant species and a wide variety of marine life. On April 28 our groups switch, and those who visited Grootbos Private Nature Preserve will travel to Cape Winelands. Everyone will spend two nights at each location.

    Curated Experiences
    Curated Experiences
    Shark Cage Diving

    Adventure into a world where natural wonder and marine wildlife converge. On an expert-led cave diving expedition, experience the magnificent sea depth as you gain a deeper appreciation for these incredible creatures.

    Shark Cage Diving
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    Klipgat Cave

    Walk along the dramatic limestone cliffs of De Kelders, where Khoi bushmen once lived in cave houses. Enter the Stone Age world on a guided visit to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Klipgat Cave, which is one of only three places in South Africa where ancient remains have been found.

    Klipgat Cave South Africa
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    Grootbos Foundation

    Discover the unique and profound ways the Grootbos Foundation gives back to its community.

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    Botanical Safari

    Set out in an open-top Land Rover with an expert naturalist guide to explore the reserve. On your journey, you’ll learn about the incredible variety of plants, birds and animals that live between the mountains and the sea.

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    Accommodations
    Grootbos Private Nature Reserve
    Relax, recharge and explore in a setting of unparalleled beauty. Walk a meandering path through ancient milkwood forest from the lodge to your suite, which offers a luxurious canopy bed with a view, a stunning bathroom with soaking tub and floor-to-ceiling windows, a private wooden deck, and a cozy fireplace for the cool evenings. Dine on local produce at the elegant restaurant, sip a classic cocktail on the deck, take a dip in the infinity pool and pamper yourself in the holistic spa.
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    Encounter the rich terroir of South Africa

    On April 28, guests who spent two nights in Grootbos will charter to Cape Town before travelling to Stellenbosch on a scenic flight via helicopter. Set on the banks of the Eerste River, Stellenbosch is South Africa’s second oldest town, established in the heart of the fertile Cape farmlands to grow vegetables—and produce wine—for ships rounding the Cape. Discover the fantastic wine that the area is most famous for now, with hundreds of acclaimed vineyards scattered around the verdant valleys framed by a series of gentle peaks.

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    Curated Experiences
    Boschendal

    Founded in 1685, the Boschendal farm and winery offers a combination of bucolic splendor and cutting-edge cuisine. Sample some of the vineyard’s wines—from an elegant Cap Classique to a classic, fruity Merlot—and then tour the vineyard and cellar before indulging in a curated pairing of food and wine that showcases traditional Cape fare.

    Boshendal Farm
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    Franschhoek City Tour

    Take a guided tour of this beautiful city with its historic whitewashed homes styled in Cape Dutch architecture, grand Huguenot Monument, impressive Dutch Reformed Church Stroll, and dozens of quaint bookshops, chocolatiers and boutiques. Save some time for a stroll down Huguenot Road and stop in at one of the many galleries that offer an impressive array of contemporary African art.

    Franschhoek, South Africa
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    Lunch with Ndaba Mandela

    Enjoy a lunch and learn with Ndaba Mandela, grandson of Nelson Mandela. Mandela is co-founder and co-chairman of both the Mandela Institute for Humanity and the Africa Rising Foundation.

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    Delaire Graff Estate
    Enjoy your private wine country estate as you marvel at breathtaking views of the surrounding vineyards and the entire Stellenbosch Valley. Meticulously appointed guest rooms feature Cape Dutch architecture combined with local art and artifacts. Relax in your private pool, pamper yourself in the renowned spa, stroll the grounds of the estate, or sample a glass of Cabernet Franc Rosé, Coastal Cuvée, Shiraz and more in the wine lounge.
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    Spot a variety of big game in the wetlands of the Okavango Delta

    The Okavango Delta is a wetland oasis—a wild maze of floodplains, narrow waterways and lagoons—and offers a completely different experience than the vast, dry vistas common on most East African safaris. Set out on a water safari (weather and camp dependent), cruising at the gentle pace of a poled mokoro, a dugout canoe.

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    Curated Experiences
    Morning Game Drive

    Rise early and have a light breakfast before you embark on a game drive in the wetland paradise of the Okavango Delta. Cruise the plains, seeking out some of the big cats, such as lions, or the more elusive leopards and cheetahs.

    Morning Game Drive, Botswana
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    Afternoon at Camp

    Remain at your camp and enjoy your afternoon at leisure, keeping an eye out for wildlife you can spot from the camp.

    Afternoon at Camp, Botswana
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    Sundowners

    During an afternoon game drive, stop to savor a cocktail with spectacular views of the Okavango Delta stretching out before you.

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    Stargazing

    There is perhaps no more transcendent and inspirational experience than looking up at a full sky of sparkling stars. With very little pollution and no city lights to detract from the stars, there will be nothing between you and the vast African sky above.

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    Mombo Camp
    Under large, shady trees overlooking a floodplain filled with wildlife, Mombo Camp offers spacious en suite tented rooms on elevated wooden decks, each with its own plunge pool. Expansive verandas feature beautiful views of the northern tip of Chief’s Island and the native wildlife.
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    Stand atop thundering Victoria Falls, one of the world’s natural wonders

    Venture to the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Named by Scottish explorer Dr. David Livingstone for his queen, the awe-inspiring cascades are called Mosi-oa-Tunya (“the smoke that thunders”) by the local Makololo people.

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    Victoria Falls

    Take a guided walking tour of breathtaking Victoria Falls, an awe-inspiring display of nature’s grandeur.

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    Time at Leisure

    Use your down time to enjoy the amenities of The Victoria Falls Hotel, such as the Stone Dynamics permanent exhibition and The Larry Norton Gallery or choose to explore the surrounding area on your own.

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    Spa Treatment

    Unwind with a relaxing massage at the hotel spa or enjoy your massage in the poolside gazebo. Freshen up with a manicure and pedicure treatment provided at the spa or in your room.

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    Victoria Falls Hotel
    Discover Zimbabwe’s oldest and grandest luxury hotel overlooking the spectacular Victoria Falls. The Edwardian-style property was constructed in 1904 and renovated to combine its historic charm with modern sophistication. Take in dramatic views of the falls from one of the outdoor dining venues, retreat to the spa, or take a dip in the Edwardian pool surrounded by lush tropical gardens.
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    Celebrate your epic journey’s conclusion in London

    Recap the highlights of your incredible expedition filled with captivating wildlife and natural beauty with new friends in London, a historic yet cosmopolitan city. After a farewell dinner with your travel mates and a night of rest, return home on your independent flight the following day.

    Accommodations
    Rosewood London
    A beautifully restored Edwardian-era mansion, Rosewood London elegantly combines British heritage with contemporary features. Spacious guest rooms offer views of the hotel’s peaceful inner courtyard or over the rooftops to the nearby public square. Enjoy an award-winning afternoon tea inspired by modern art in the Mirror Room, savor traditional cuisine at the Holborn Dining Room, or escape to the spa for a luxurious treatment.
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An experienced team takes care of all the logistics before, during and after your trip. Your dedicated guest services manager prepares you for your trip of a lifetime and a veteran team of expedition leaders travels with you, taking care of all the details throughout your journey. We also invite a knowledgeable lecturer, as well as local experts, to join us on our expedition to bring each destination to life with real-time insights into culture, history and daily life.

Shelley Cline

Shelley Cline

President

Shelley Cline, with TCS World Travel since 1993, is responsible for strategic planning to maintain the company’s position as the world leader in private jet expeditions. She has worked in tour operations and product development, established key partnerships, and is part of the Executive Leadership team at TCS’s parent company, Travelopia.

Jill Peacock

Jill Peacock

Expedition Leader

An avid outdoor enthusiast, Jill has been an international travel director for the past 20 years, working as part of the expedition team at TCS World Travel and scouting new destinations. Learn more about Jill. 

Stuart Meeks

Stuart Meeks

Guest Services Manager

Stuart connects people with travel experiences that create memorable journeys around the globe.  He has explored 25 countries where he enjoys taking photos, especially in Italy, Nepal and Tanzania, while finding adventure along the way.

Ndaba Mandela

Ndaba Mandela

LOCAL EXPERT

Ndaba Mandela, raised by his grandfather Nelson Mandela, is co-founder and co-chairman of both the Mandela Institute for Humanity and the Africa Rising Foundation. The latter group supports the voice of South African youth.

The Private Jet Experience

The moment you board the private jet, you can breathe deep and leave your worries at the door. The hidden costs of international travel, such as transit time and airport delays, cut into quality vacation time. Flying direct to most destinations reduces overall travel time, maximizing the time spent exploring each iconic destination.

Welcome Aboard

Throughout your flight, you’ll have highly trained staff and crew at your service. They’ll know your name, likes and dislikes, so you can have the most personalized experience possible. All in-flight meals and beverages are included, as well as a selection of beer, wine and spirits. In addition, we can accommodate your food allergies or special dietary requirements.

Aircraft: Boeing 757-200ER

Number of seats: 48

Type of Seats: Flatbed (180-degree recline)

Private Jet Features:
  • Custom configured with only 12 rows and 48 first-class flatbed seats, compared to 239 seats on a commercial Boeing 757 aircraft
  • Hospital-grade air filtration system that removes 99.9% of viruses and particles
  • 6.5 feet of personal space in full seat recline
  • Mid-height rear privacy screens and personal ottomans with storage
  • In-seat power outlets and USB ports
  • In-flight presentation system and on-demand entertainment
  • Noise-canceling headsets
  • Experienced flight crew and staff at your service throughout your trip including 7 cabin crew and a trip physician who accompanies you on your entire journey

Aircraft operated by Titan Airways Limited. Wi-Fi not available.

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Expedition Details - Your Trip

Relax, discover and explore on an expertly curated journey, meticulously produced by a passionate team of seasoned world travelers. Learn more about the services we offer—before, during and after your trip, as well as what to expect on our expeditions.

This once-in-a-lifetime trip is the perfect way to spend quality time with your partner or to treat yourself to an adventure you’ll never forget. Adults of all ages take our trips, sometimes with a companion and sometimes by themselves. You will meet fellow guests with a curiosity about the world and come away with unforgettable memories and special friendships. It can also help you memorably mark a special occasion, whether it’s an anniversary, birthday, retirement, honeymoon or other milestone.

The minimum age to take our expeditions is 12, but we will consider younger guests on a case-by-case basis.

Shortly after booking, your guest services manager will mail you more details about your trip. This dedicated professional will be your main point of contact. He or she will provide you additional information leading up to your departure and is available to answer any questions via phone or email.

Prior to departure, you will receive a set of amenities for your trip. These may include a wheeled bag, a backpack, packing cubes and other useful travel items.

Our trips are a unique opportunity for like-minded travelers who are interested in learning and exploring to come together. The strong friendships forged on our trips continue long after guests return home and open the door to more travel adventures.

On expeditions with 20 or more travelers, daily activities will be divided into intimate groups of 6 to 12, so you never feel like you’re part of a crowd. On all trips, we offer numerous activity options at each destination such as: guided small-group sightseeing, curated shopping, and exclusive visits to museums and landmarks. Other examples include more active options like hikes or snorkeling, as well as unforgettable moments like an intimate guided exploration of Angkor Wat and our hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti.

TCS World Travel is committed to maintaining the quality and safety of the expedition for all participants. Overall, our trips give you the freedom to set your own pace. Each destination on every itinerary offers a variety of options with different activity levels. In some, you may only be walking for short periods of time and have more downtime between excursions, while in others, you may spend the entire day touring or walking over uneven terrain. You may, of course, choose to have a day off and relax at any location.

On all our expeditions, you can expect the following:

  • Uneven ground/frequent walking up to one mile at any given time
  • Walking up the steps to the jet, as many foreign airports do not have jetways
  • Trip pace—only one to three nights in each stop with some late-night activities and early-morning departures
  • Time zone changes
  • High altitude (some expeditions)
  • Changes to your ‘normal’ routine: unique cuisine, frequent packing/unpacking

We will make reasonable efforts to accommodate participants with special needs; however, we cannot accommodate wheelchairs or walkers. If you 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. Any extra cost for such arrangements will be the responsibility of the participant.

Trip Pace Definitions

These icons refer to the overall pace of the trip and not to specific activities at each destination. For example, an expedition classified as moderate or relaxed in overall pace can still offer active options such as hiking or snorkeling.

  • Active Pace: Almost every day fully scheduled, and/or longer flight durations; expedition crosses multiple time zones
  • Moderate Pace: Downtime opportunities every three or four days, and/or shorter flight durations; crosses fewer time zones
  • Relaxed Pace: Many opportunities for relaxation, and/or three-night minimum stays in most destinations

Destination Safety
Before TCS travels to any destination, we vet it for safety. We and our consultant medical advisors, Dr. Thomas Burke and the BostonMD team, closely monitor all health situations. We monitor the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), the US Department of State, the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and other third-party destination experts, and are consulting with our trusted local suppliers to evaluate travel to all locations featured on our expeditions. 
 
The beauty of private jet travel is the ease of pivoting. If we need to change an itinerary for any reason, we can use our contacts in countries worldwide to assist us with making alternate arrangements for our group. These changes could be made well in advance of arrival or even while we are in the air en-route to a given location.
 
On-Trip Resources
On many expeditions, a trip physician will be available to consult with you at your request about general medical health issues such as upper-respiratory infections or gastro-intestinal upsets, which are not uncommon on this type of trip. Should you become seriously ill en route, the trip physician will be able to liaise with local physicians at your request and, if necessary, your medical providers back home, to assist in determining what further care you may require.
 
On-Trip Activity Level
This is an active program which requires a serious health assessment. There will be walking excursions at nearly every location, and you will need to climb stairs at some of the sites, as well as when you board and disembark the aircraft. There are some airports where you will be responsible for transporting your small wheeled overnight bag. We will have some early-morning departures and late-night activities, and may travel through multiple time zones.

To help counterbalance the carbon footprint that results from flying, TCS World Travel offsets carbon emissions for all flights. TCS has partnered with Sustainable Travel International, a global non-profit organization with 15 years of experience developing successful carbon offset programs for the travel industry. Sustainable Travel International has calculated the carbon footprint of all TCS jet trips starting in 2019 and purchases highly vetted carbon offsets equivalent to that amount.

Our luggage allowances are based on the type of aircraft on which the expedition is offered. On the custom Boeing 757 or Airbus A321 planes, luggage typically is limited to two checked bags: the wheeled bag we mail you and one additional large suitcase of your own. On expeditions on smaller aircraft like the Fokker 70, guests are allowed the wheeled bag we mail you and one additional smaller bag due to weight restrictions. Bags will be stored in the hold of the jet during our flights, but you will be allowed to take your backpack and another small personal item, such as purse or camera bag, along with you in the cabin.

On many trips, a dedicated expedition staff member handles your luggage throughout the journey. In many destinations, our staff will transfer your luggage directly from the plane to your hotel room. In others, you may be required to walk your bags through customs before handing them over to our staff, but we take over from there. Secure vehicles accompanied by a dedicated expedition staff member are used to transfer luggage between the airport and the hotel on arrival and departure. Often times, your bag is in your room by the time you’re checked into the hotel.

We suggest you bring comfortable clothing that can be layered. One of your most important items is a pair of comfortable shoes for walking. Our guests generally dress up a little for the welcome and farewell dinners, but this is their choice and is certainly not required. Also, you will find slightly more formal dining options at many of the hotels where we stay. For this reason, you may want to bring a few nicer outfits. A more detailed packing list with specific clothing recommendations will be sent to you closer to the departure date. While you’re packing, please keep in mind that laundry services are available at most of our hotels. We also recommend you leave extra space in your suitcase to bring home souvenirs of your journey. 

TCS World Travel is committed to safeguarding the security of its guests on every expedition. The company has implemented a set of security processes throughout the journey – from before guests depart to when they touch down in a destination. These processes have been fine-tuned over two decades and more than 300 private jet expeditions and thousands of custom trips to help ensure peace of mind for everyone involved.

All guests departing on expeditions with international destinations must have valid passports to participate in the program. Passports must be valid at least six months beyond the end date of your expedition. If visas are required for the expedition, a visa kit will be sent to you approximately five months before departure. We work with an expediting service that helps make getting your required visas easier. Although you’re still required to fill out your visa forms and cover the application costs, they will review the application to make sure it’s complete and liaise with the necessary consulates and embassies to process your visas.

For expeditions that include international border crossing, we pre-fill your customs and immigrations forms at every stop—all you have to do is sign. Where possible, our guests enjoy special privileges, such as expedited customs and immigration formalities. We may have a dedicated customs counter for our group and are occasionally allowed to go through without individual clearance.

The price of your expedition incorporates large items like the jet, hotels, transportation and meals, but it also includes many other things, such as activities, top-of-the-line guides, private dinners in restaurants, beverages and every single tip (guides, restaurants, hotel staff, drivers, etc.). In addition, we give you some “walking around money” in the local currency at each stop. We also supply you with all the bottled water you can drink all day every day. We even provide you with postcards that we mail for you—all you have to do is write.

Your expedition includes:

  • Travel on a privately chartered jet
  • First-class accommodations
  • Ground transportation
  • All meals and beverages, including select beer and wine
  • All sightseeing activities, from guided small-group excursions and private shopping to more active options such as snorkeling and hikes
  • Special events and private access
  • Top local guides and/or on-trip experts
  • A veteran expedition team who handles all logistics
  • On some itineraries, a trip physician who accompanies you throughout your journey
  • All gratuities
  • Luggage handling
  • Bottled water

Your expedition does not include:

  • Commercial airfare between your home city and departure/arrival destination
  • Optional and additional accident/baggage/cancellation insurance
  • Passport and visa fees
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone and fax fees
  • All beverages not mentioned above as included
  • Hotel minibar charges
  • Meals not scheduled by TCS World Travel
  • Inoculation and medication costs of any kind

Reservation Process

To reserve your place on the expedition, complete and sign a reservation form and return it with your deposit. The deposit can be made by check, wire transfer, or by a major credit card such as American Express, Visa and MasterCard. If you pay your initial deposit by credit card, it is fully refundable until you sign the reservation form. Subsequent payments are payable by check or wire transfer, made out to the account indicated on the reservation form.

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel your reservation or change your plans, your right to receive a refund is limited, as set forth in the trip payment schedule. All cancellations will become effective as of the date of the postmark or email receipt. All requests for refunds must be sent to TCS World Travel in writing via mail, fax or email.

If you are traveling solo and prefer the privacy of your own room, you will be charged a solo traveler supplement. This ensures that individual travelers will get the same type and size rooms as our double occupancy travelers.

The Jet tour is operated by TCS World Travel, dedicated to delivering immersive, worry-free travel experiences for the globally curious and modern luxury traveler. The aircraft is operated by Titan Airways, an IOSA-certified airlines with over 30 years of experience in bespoke air charter travel.

We strongly recommend purchasing insurance to protect your travel investment. We offer a best-in-class trip insurance program available exclusively to guests on our group jet expeditions. Our program provides unique benefits that you won’t find anywhere else in the insurance market, including:

  • Insurance for your entire trip cost in a single streamlined plan
  • The ability to purchase the plan and waive pre-existing conditions any time up until final payment
  • COVID-19 coverage, with the option to cancel before your trip departs
  • Flexibility to pay in installments and insure your trip as you go

Our insurance program also includes these additional benefits for your peace of mind:

  • No-risk guarantee allowing you to cancel your plan within 10 days and receive a full refund
  • Coverage for trip cancellation/interruption, baggage loss, emergency dental and more
  • Option to add on Cancel For Any Reason ("CFAR") coverage for up to 75 percent of your trip cost

If you would like a personalized quote, or have any questions about our insurance program, please contact our Guest Relations team at 800.454.4149.

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