Itinerary

Journey to Australia July 2023
Date:
July 31, 2023 - October 13, 2023
Meeting point:
St. John's, Canada
Length:
75 days / 74 nights
Mileage:
33,130 NM
Day 1 - Monday, July 31: Home → St. John’s, Canada (CYYT)

Fly to St. John’s and enjoy this 500-year-old-city with roughly 100,000 residents, that mix the big-city luxury with the small-town charm. We will meet at the beautiful Jag Boutique Hotel.All participants will meet for introductions and attend an extensive briefing covering the general procedures of our journey as well as details for tomorrow’s departure.

Afterwards, we will gather for a welcome cocktail before dinner.

Hotel : Jag Boutique Hotel
Welcome cocktail and Dinner included
Day 2 - Tuesday, August 01: St. John’s, Canada (CYYT) → Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal (LPPD) 1,325 NM

Fly to Ponta Delgada, in The Azores for our first water crossing.

Ponta Delgada, on Sao Miguel Island, is the capital of the Azores archipielago in the mid-Atlantic. It is known for its century-old churches, quaint cobbled streets and squares, a long seaside promenade, and a delicious collection of local bars and restaurants.

Upon arrival we will transfer to Azor Hotel. Providing an ideal starting point for exploring the Azores, the Azor Hotel is a luxury hotel facing Ponta Delgada's Marina. The cosmopolitan hotel offers a modern retreat with a strong connection to nature and the sea, as well as an array of outdoor activities, adventures, and local experiences.

Hotel : Azor Hotel
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 3 - Wednesday, August 02: Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal

Today we will immerse in the natural beauty of the Azores on a full-day whales and volcanoes tour.

We’ll observe several varieties of whales in their natural habitat and we’ll look out for dolphins jumping in the water. We will travel by boat along the coastline towards Lagoa do Fogo and Caldeira Velha, feasting on a delicious lunch along the way. Then, we will visit an active volcano and we’ll learn how scientists are using energy from the volcano to produce electricity.

Hotel : Azor Hotel
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 4 - Thursday, August 03: Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal (LPPD) → Lisbon, Portugal (LPPT) → Palma de Mallorca, Spain (LESB) 785 + 555 NM

Fly to Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Mallorca, also called Majorca, is the crown jewel of Spain's Balearic Islands and it is known for its beautiful coastline, secluded coves, limestone mountains, Spanish architecture, wineries and fresh produce farms, and stunning beaches.

Upon arrival we will transfer to Belmond La Residencia Hotel. Sheltered by green mountains on Mallorca's peaceful north-west coast, La Residencia is one of Spain's finest luxury boutique hotels. Its twin manor houses and award-winning spa sit in lush gardens among olive and citrus groves on the edge of the artists' village of Deia.

Hotel : Belmond La Residencia
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 5 - Friday, August 04: Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Today we’ll discover the spectacular, off-the-beaten-path sights in the northwest of the island. A private driver will pick us up at the hotel and take us to the most photogenic village in Spain: Fornalutx. We’ll then be dropped off in Sóller where, camera still at the ready, you can take the charming old tram down to the port.

After a picturesque lunch by the sea, we’ll sail back by boat to Cala Deià, where the hotel shuttle will collect us. Arrive back at La Residencia to find mouth-watering cocktails waiting - the perfect end to a feast-for-the-eyes tour.

Hotel : Belmond La Residencia
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 6 - Saturday, August 05: Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Today is at your leisure to relax and explore on your own.

Enjoy the hotels complimentary boat tour, exploring the beautiful Mallorcan landscapes surrounding the hotel. Relax with a drink at the Pool Bar or in the Garden Bar.

Try activities including the donkey trail, painting, sculpting and pottery. Hotel guests can also visit local artists and galleries, enjoy complimentary yoga and tai chi, or take part in tailor-made cooking classes and wine tastings.

Hotel : Belmond La Residencia
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 7 - Sunday, August 06: Palma de Mallorca, Spain (LESB) → Malta (LMML) → Alexandria, Egypt (HEBA) 605 + 820 NM

Today we will fly to Alexandria, Egypt, after a fuel stop in Malta.

Upon arrival we will transfer to the Four Seasons Alexandria. With Egyptian underpinnings and a sleek waterfront setting, this resort-style Hotel embodies modern Alexandria and its unique cosmopolitan flare. On one side, the Mediterranean Sea glistens in the sun; on the other, a dynamic metropolis buzzes with life.

Hotel : Four Seasons Alexandria
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 8 - Monday, August 07: Alexandria, Egypt

Today we will enjoy a full-day private city tour to explore the marvels of Alexandria. We will see catacombs and Qaitbey Citadel, built on the site of the legendary Lighthouse. Then, we will visit the great Bibleotheca Alexandria and we’ll enjoy an a-la-carte lunch on the Mediterranean.

Hotel : Four Seasons Alexandria
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 9 - Tuesday, August 08: Alexandria, Egypt (HEBA) → Al-Ula, Saudi Arabia (OEAO) → Manama, Bahrain (OBBI) 605 + 820 NM

Today we will fly to Manama, Bahrain, after a fuel stop in Al-Ula. This little island state is a truly hidden gem in the middle east. Manama, gives us the chance to experience the modern and luxurious Arab way of life, but in a more relaxed and less crowded way than neighbouring Dubai.

Upon arrival, we will transfer to the Four Seasons Bahrain Bay. Settled up on a private island this hotel offers elegant
accommodations with views of the Arabian Gulf. It features a white sandy beach and includes a fitness center, 4 restaurants, and 5 swimming experiences.

Hotel : Four Seasons Bahrain Bay
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 10 - Wednesday, August 09: Manama, Bahrain

Today we’ll discover the best that Bahrain has to offer as we’ll embark on a guided sightseeing tour. We will visit several top landmarks including the Great Mosque, the National Museum, local souks, and an ancient fort.

Hotel : Four Seasons Bahrain Bay
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 11 - Thursday, August 10: Manama, Bahrain

Today is at your leisure to relax or explore on your own.

The spacious, light-filled Spa at the Four Seasons Bahrain Bay is housed in four interconnected buildings woven together with pathways and gardens.

Relax in the best spa in Manama and renew with a range of treatments inspired by traditional healing therapies from Asia, India and the Middle East.

Hotel : Four Seasons Bahrain Bay
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 12 - Friday, August 11: Manama, Bahrain (OBBI) → Muscat, Oman (OOMS) 445 NM

Our today’s flight take us to the beautiful Muscat, Oman.

After clearing customs, we will transfer to our luxury hotel situated on the stunning Boushar beachfront amid a contrasting backdrop of deserts, mountains, beaches and luxurious urban living.

Hotel : The Chedi Muscat
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 13 - Saturday, August 12: Muscat, Oman

This morning's tour of Muscat begins with a drive through the beautiful embassy quarter en route to Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, a massive complex that can hold up to 20,000 worshippers. Not many westerners visit the Mosque and Islamic dress standards must be observed. After a visit at the Omani Museum, it's on to Muttrah - a charming seaside quarter of Muscat, complete with traditional bazaar and fish market. In Muscat Old Town you proceed on foot, strolling around the palace of Sultan Qaboos and the 16th-century Portuguese Jalali and Mirani Forts.

Hotel : The Chedi Muscat
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 14 - Sunday, August 13: Muscat, Oman (OOMS) → Goa, India (VOGO) → Mattala, Sri Lanka (VCRI) 1,010 + 695 NM

Fly to Mattalla. Upon arrival we will transfer to Wild Coast Tented Lodge. This spectacular luxury tented camp is situated on a rugged, empty beach, overlooking the Indian Ocean, and is adjacent to Yala National Park, renowned for its leopard
population.

Hotel : Relais & Chateau Wild Coast Tented Lodge
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 15 - Monday, August 14: Mattala, Sri Lanka

Today we will enjoy a scenic game drive in the Yala National Park to track leopards, bears and elephants. Our ranger will showcase the entire spectrum of biodiversity found in the park. He will interpret the signs of the wild to deliver a fascinating narrative to make our game drives a distinct experience.

Hotel : Relais & Chateau Wild Coast Tented Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 16 - Tuesday, August 15: Mattala, Sri Lanka

Today is at leisure to relax or explore on your own.

The excitement of game drives at Wild Coast Lodge is ideally complemented by the soothing treatments offered at the
Sanctuary Spa. Its comprehensive menu includes classics like Swedish massages alongside more exotic treatments like the Island Spice Scrub that comprises of Cinnamon and tea – both known for their health benefits.

Hotel : Relais & Chateau Wild Coast Tented Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 17 - Wednesday, August 16: Mattala, Sri Lanka (VCRI) → Banda Aceh, Indonesia (WITT) → Singapore (WSSL) 855 + 565 NM

Fly to Singapore.

Experience the Raffles Hotel – an oasis of colonial style, calm and charm in the heart of modern Singapore. It is exclusive, historic, and one of a kind! Raffles Singapore epitomizes the romance of the Far East – an intoxicating blend of luxury, history and colonial ambiance.

Luxuriate in the history and fresh scent of frangipani in the evening while the unique air of romantic grandeur transports you back to a more elegant time.

Hotel : The Raffles Hotel Singapore
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 18 - Thursday, August 17: Singapore

Our half-day city tour includes a bumboat ride down the Singapore River, a visit to Thian Hock Keng Temple and the National Orchid Garden. There will be free time to discover Orchard Road Street - a shopping paradise!

Hotel : The Raffles Hotel Singapore
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 19 - Friday, August 18: Singapore

Today is at your leisure to relax or explore on your own.

The new Raffles Spa is located within the Raffles Arcade, presenting a holistic sanctuary to hotel guests and members of the public. The new spa features separate lounge areas for ladies and gentlemen and offers unique restorative treatments as well as a private area with its own treatment room and facilities that can cater to special celebrations.

Hotel : The Raffles Hotel Singapore
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 20 - Saturday, August 19: Singapore (WSSL) → Surabaya, Indonesia (WARR) → Broome, Australia (YBRM) 750 + 840 NM

Fly to Broome.

Located at the Southern gateway to the Kimberley, one of the last great-unexplored wilderness areas on earth, Broome is a small town where the bush meets the sea. It is full of history and characters born out of isolation and initiative and has a heritage unlike that of any other town in Australia with the beauty of the surroundings to match its remarkable story.

Arrive in Tropical Broome to a warm Kimberley welcome and check-in to your award-winning resort set in lush tropical gardens just steps away from magnificent Cable Beach, an extensive stretch of pristine white sand and turquoise sea.just steps away from magnificent Cable Beach, an extensive stretch of pristine white sand and turquoise sea.cocktails as we watch a spectacular desert sunset.

Hotel : Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 21 - Sunday, August 20: Broome, Australia

Enjoy a private tour of Broome, discovering the town’s natural, historical and cultural highlights.

Later, experience the excitement of a hovercraft tour, accompanied throughout by informative commentary. Skim over shallow tidal flats and sandbars in your amphibious vehicle, exploring places inaccessible by other means. At very low tide, observe ancient dinosaur footprints perfectly preserved in rock at the water’s edge.

Hotel : Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 22 - Monday, August 21: Broome, Australia (YBRM) → Perth, Australia (YPPH) 905 NM

Fly to Perth – the largest city of the Australian state of Western Australia. This capital is named after the city of Perth, Scotland and is Australia’s fourth most populous city.

Upon arrival, we will transfer to Crown Tower. This hotel-resort meets expectations of grandeur, from its towering entrance lobby to the Roman-style spa and exceptional city skyline views. The Crown complex – anchored by a flashy casino – is like its own island, with sprawling, palm-edged pools, restaurants galore and boutique shopping.

Hotel : Crown Towers Resort Perth
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 23 - Tuesday, August 22: Perth, Australia

Perth is rich in history and culture. Today we will go for a full-day city tour and explore the cosmopolitan lifestyle taking a walk through Kings Park. Visit the Fremantle, this rustic little town has numerous museums including the famous Fremantle prison and a home to Fremantle markets. On the way, we will get a chance to explore the area’s vineyards and meet the local winemaker.

Hotel : Crown Towers Resort Perth
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 24 - Wednesday, August 23: Perth, Australia (YPPH) → Yulara, Australia (YAYE)

Fly to Yulara and transfer to Sails in the Desert. Enjoy a wilderness experience at a luxury retreat in the outback!

In the late afternoon we will drive into the dual World Heritage–listed National Park begins the evening, followed by a leisurely walk through the Cultural Centre where the informative and interactive displays provide insight into the spiritual and cultural meanings of Uluru (formerly Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta.

Continue on to the twilight viewing area where you can take in the iconic sunset over Uluru.

Hotel : Sails in the Desert
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 25 - Thursday, August 24: Yulara, Australia

Experience the remarkable changing colors of the desert landscape and the spectacular sight of Uluru as day breaks over Australia’s heartland.

A walk to peaceful Mutitjulu Waterhole offers a unique insight into the sheer physical and spiritual enormity of Uluru. During the walk your guide will point out cave paintings and other relevant sites important to Anangu and the early explorers. They also share the Anangu creation story of Kuniya and Liru, adding greater depth to Uluru’s striking features.

To climb the world’s largest monolith is against the wishes of traditional owners because the path otherwise followed is the traditional route taken by their ancestral Mala (rufous hare-wallaby men) on their arrival at this sacred place. A walk along the base offers a deeply personal, moving and lasting experience.

Hotel : Sails in the Desert
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 26 - Friday, August 25: Yulara, Australia (YAYE) → Adelaide, Australia (YPAD) 705 NM

Fly to Adelaide. Upon arrival we will transfer to Sequoia Lodge.

Sequoia is an intimate adults only, luxury lodge, nestled in the highlands of the glorious Adelaide Hills in South Australia. Designed as a private sanctuary with many exclusive amenities and bespoke onsite and personalised offsite activities, Sequoia will take you by the hand, sweep you off your feet, and will do everything to make this the trip of your lifetime.

Hotel : Sequoia Lodge
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 27 - Saturday, August 26: Adelaide, Australia

Today we will traverse up to two of the highest wineries in the Adelaide Hills, then we’ll explore the very best of McLaren Vale and its spectacular coastline.

Includes visits to Tapannapa Wines and lunch at Deviation Road Wines. We will conclude with a masterclass at Bekkers wine, which was recently named by Gourmet Traveller Wine as one of the top 6 wineries in the country. Finally, we will head to the beach to view spectacular Fleurieu Peninsula coastline.

Hotel : Sequoia Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 28 - Sunday, August 27: Adelaide, Australia

Today is at your leisure to relax or explore on your own.

Hotel : Sequoia Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 29 - Monday, August 28: Adelaide, Australia (YPAD) → Hobart, Australia (YMHB). 630 NM

Fly to Hobart, Australia. Upon arrival we will transfer to The Tasman Hotel.

Elegant, modern and sophisticated, The Tasman hotel in Hobart boasts 152 luxury guest rooms and suites with high ceilings and state-of-the-art technology. The hotel offers quality food and wine with its signature Italian restaurant headed up by Chef Massimo Mele and featuring a reimagined old-world cocktail bar.

Hotel : The Tasman Hotel
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 30 - Tuesday, August 29: Hobart, Australia

Enjoy a wildlife expedition to nearby Mt. Field National Park, home of Russell Falls, with a delicious gourmet picnic.

Hotel : The Tasman Hotel
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 31 - Wednesday, August 30: Hobart, Australia

Today is at leisure to relax or explore on your own.

Hotel : The Tasman Hotel
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 32 - Thursday, August 31: Hobart, Australia (YMHB) → Sydney, Australia (YSSY). 560 NM

Fly to Sydney. The most populous city in Australia, Sydney is located on the southeast coast along the Tasman Sea and surrounding one of the world’s largest natural harbors.

Situated directly on Sydney Harbour in the city's historic Rocks area, Park Hyatt Sydney is just a short walk from Sydney's major shopping and business districts and provides dramatic views of the famous Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Hotel : Park Hyatt Sydney
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 33 - Friday, September 01: Sydney, Australia

Enjoy a tour of Sydney with a local guide, including an Aboriginal walk, a tour of the Sydney Opera House and a visit to Icebergs for lunch.

Hotel : Park Hyatt Sydney
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 34 - Saturday, September 02: Sydney, Australia

Today is at leisure to relax or explore on your own.

Optional activities include a cruise on Sydney Harbour, an Aboriginal Art Experience with a private guide, a climb of your life to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge (includes lunch at O Bar & Dining), or the ultimate Sydney dining experience while taking in the most spectacular views of Sydney Harbour and the Northern Beaches on a seaplane to Jonahs at Whale Beach.

Hotel : Park Hyatt Sydney
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 35 - Sunday, September 03: Sydney, Australia (YSSY) → Brisbane, Australia (YBBN). 405 NM

Fly to Brisbane.

Brisbane is the capital city in the Australian state of Queensland. Located in the heart of James Street, The Calile’s location places it among a vibrant collection of leading fashion, lifestyle retailers and nationally acclaimed restaurants and bars. You will have an abundance of exceptional shopping at your doorstep and a holistic, all-inclusive visit experience at Calile.

Hotel : the Inchcolm
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 36 - Monday, September 04: Brisbane, Australia

Today we will go for a city tour of Brisbane.

Enjoy great moments of discovery, unexpected adventures, and encounters to be savoured and retold at the James Street, known for unexpected moments in fashion, food and art, home to some of Brisbane’s favorite designers and lifestyle haven’s.

Hotel : the Inchcolm
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 37 - Tuesday, September 05: Brisbane, Australia (YBBN) → Norfolk Island, Australia (YSNF) 790 NM

Fly to Norfolk Island.

With a flight to Christchurch planned for tomorrow morning, we will enjoy a night at the beautiful Castaway hotel. Conveniently located in the heart of Burnt Pine with sweeping valley and garden views, the Castaway is just a short stroll to local shops and cafes.

Hotel : Castaway Norfolk Island
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 38 - Wednesday, September 06: Norfolk Island, Australia (YSNF) → Christchurch, New Zealand (NZCH). 895 NM

Fly to Christchurch, New Zealand.

Upon arrival we will transfer to The George, a stylish urban sanctuary within easy walking distance of Christchurch centre. This hotel is a welcoming and wonderfully comfortable place to stay. Expect innovative cuisine in two superb restaurants, impeccable service and works of art by some of New Zealand’s finest contemporary artists.contemporary artists.

Hotel : The George
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 39 - Thursday, September 07: Christchurch, New Zealand

Today, we’ll visit a 130-years-old family sheep farm in the heart of the Canterbury Region. We will see the sheeps graze open pasture, we’ll learn about farming techniques and we’ll enjoy fantastic views of the southern alps. Aditionally, we’ll have the opportunity to get involved with daily farming tasks.

Hotel : The George
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 40 - Friday, September 08: Christchurch, New Zealand (NZCH) → Auckland, New Zealand (NZAA). 400 NM

Fly to Auckland where we will transfer to Park Hyatt Auckland. This hotel is perfectly located on the water’s edge and will offer expansive views across Wynyard Quarter's Lighter Basin and out to the Waitematā Harbour. It features four restaurants and bars, versatile and elegant event spaces, a spa, a 25-metre infinity pool, and a full fitness center.

Hotel : Park Hyatt Auckland
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 41 - Saturday, September 09: Auckland, New Zealand

Today we will visit all the city’s best bits into just one day. Snap photos of Auckland Harbour Bridge, the Sky Tower and One Tree Hill; take in the views from Tamaki Drive and Mission Bay; explore vibrant neighborhoods like Ponsonby; and visit off-the-beaten-track attractions like Muriwai Beach, the Auckland Domain and Parnell.

Hotel : Park Hyatt Auckland
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 42 - Sunday, September 10: Auckland, New Zealand

Today is at leisure to relax or explore on your own.

Hotel : Park Hyatt Auckland
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 43 - Monday, September 11: Auckland, New Zealand (NZAA) → Norfolk Island, Australia (YSNF) → Nadi, Fiji (NFFN) 590 + 855 NM

Our today’s flight take us to Nadi, Fiji after a technical stop in Norfolk Island.

Then, we will take a helicopter transfer to Likuliku Lagoon Resort. This hotel is a haven of subtle luxury for adults only. This
wilderness island retreat, it is the first and only resort in Fiji with authentic over water-bures, in a natural ocean lagoon, surrounded by a protected marine sanctuary.

Hotel : LikuLiku Lagoon Resort
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 44 - Tuesday, September 12: Nadi, Fiji

Today we will embark in a private boat excursion to explore the neighbouring islands. We’ll visit Castaway Island, Mana Island,
Matamanoa Island and finally MonuRiki Island where we’ll stop for a swim, snorkel and walk along the beach, followed by a delicious lunch.

Hotel : LikuLiku Lagoon Resort
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 45 - Wednesday, September 13: Nadi, Fiji

Today is at leisure to enjoy this beautiful island on your own.

The Tatadra Spa it is nestled against the green slopes of the island with beautiful Lagoon views and soothing breezes. You can drift into relaxation and a dream-like state with a Fijian-style massage or select any number of natural beauty and body treatments to soothe your soul from the range of beautiful and naturally crafted “Pure Fiji” spa and body products.

Hotel : LikuLiku Lagoon Resort
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 46 - Thursday, September 14: Nadi, Fiji (NFFN) → Port Vila, Vanuatu (NVVV). 520 NM

Today we’ll take a helicopter transfer to Nadi’s airport to retrieve our airplanes and will fly to Port Vila, Vanuatu.

Upon arrival we will transfer to Eratap Beach Resort. This hotel is beautifully boutique. Surrounded by lush vegetation, you can enjoy a truly tranquil escape. Set on the most seaward peninsula of Eratap—an area of thriving natural environment on Efate Island, this unique resort practices responsible tourism, meaning that all materials used are sourced and produced locally.

Hotel : Eratap Beach Resort
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 47 - Friday, September 15: Port Vila, Vanuatu

This morning we will depart on a boat excursion to marvel at the beauty of Eratap. We will drop onto one of the uninhabited islands surrounding the resort and cruise around the peaceful lagoon waterways. Then we will enjoy a picnic lunch and will have plenty of time to snorkle and swim.

Hotel : Eratap Beach Resort
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 48 - Saturday, September 16: Port Vila, Vanuatu (NVVV) → Noumea, New Caledonia (NWWW) 285 NM

Fly Noumea, New Caledonia.

Noumea fusions the French flair and South-Pacific culture. It oozes tranquillity and serenity with long white sandy stretches, clear waters and blue lagoons that brim with a marvel of tropical marine life. Upon arrival we will transfer to Le Meridien Hotel, where will enjoy luxurious accommodations for the next two nights.

Hotel : Le Meridien Noumea Resort & Spa
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 49 - Sunday, September 17: Noumea, New Caledonia

Today we will enjoy a half-day boat tour to explore the beautiful coast, followed by a picnic lunch on the beach. Five distinct rock climbing routes provide fun and challenging experiences for all ages.

Hotel : Le Meridien Noumea Resort & Spa
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 50 - Monday, September 18: Noumea, New Caledonia (NWWW) → Cairns, Australia (YBCS) → Lizard Island, Australia. 785 + 800 NM

Fly to Cairns. We will park our planes and take private Air Charter flight from Cairns to Lizard Island (airfare not included).

We will continue to Lizard Island, the most northerly island resort located directly on the Great Barrier Reef. Voted one of the top ten island resorts in the world, it is renowned for spectacular fishing and world famous diving opportunities.

There will be time for afternoon tea and visit the 'Beach Club' to be personally fitted with fins, mask & snorkel for the duration of your stay.

Hotel : Lizard Island
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 51 - Tuesday, September 19: Lizard Island, Australia

This morning there will be a Guided Natural Walking Tour where our guide will share the secrets of Lizard Island with you. Discover more about the history, fauna and flora of Lizard Island.

Enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch on a secluded beach. Spend time exploring, snorkeling and enjoying your magnificent surroundings.

Later we will transfer to the Research Station via glass bottom boat or 4WD, to meet one of the Directors of the Island's Research Centre for an exclusive behind the scenes tour.

Hotel : Lizard Island
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 52 - Wednesday, September 20: Lizard Island, Australia

Enjoy an outer reef trip, including on-board lunch. Visit to two spectacular sites which may include the world famous Cod Hole, where you will have a chance to interact with a magnificent array of fish whilst they are being fed by your guide.

Hotel : Lizard Island
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 53 - Thursday, September 21: Lizard Island, Australia → Cairns, Australia (YBCS) → Darwin, Australia (YPDN). 905 NM

Today we will take a charter flight back (airfare not included) to Cairns to retrieve our airplanes and fly to Darwin. Upon arrival we will transfer to Hilton Darwin, our home for one night.

Hotel : Hilton Darwin
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 54 - Friday, September 22: Darwin, Australia (YPDN) → Makassar, Indonesia (WAAA) → Sandakan, Sabah, Malasyia (WBKS) 805 + 660 NM

Fly to Sandakan where we will experience the nature and wildlife city of Sandakan Borneo.

After our arrival we will transfer to Sabah Hotel Sandakan. Nestled amidst one of the world’s last natural tropical rainforests, Sabah Hotel offers unsurpassed 4-star deluxe luxuries to leisure travellers. With lush foliage as a backdrop, the hotel exudes an alluring natural attraction as it blends in with the rich flora and fauna of Sabah, Malaysian Borneo

Hotel : Sabah Hotel Sandakan
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 55 - Saturday, September 23: Sandakan, Sabah, Malasyia

Today we will visit the Sun Bear Conservation Centre (SBCC) an important sanctuary for the highly endangered Malayan Sun Bear. Next, we will proceed to the Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre founded in 1964 - the center cares for orphaned and injured orangutan helping to habituate them back to their rain forest home.
 
Afterwards, we’ll enjoy lunch at a private area at the restaurant inside Sepilok Nature Resort. After lunch we will visit the
Rainforest Discovery Centre which features a 363 meter (1,190 feet) long elevated wooden canopy board walk, exhibition halls, a luxuriant tropical garden and a small lake with a suspension bridge.

We’ll continue our tour with a visit to the Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary. The sanctuary covers approximately 162 hectares (400 acres) most of which is original mangrove forest. There are about 150 wild Proboscis Monkeys living within the sanctuary closely monitored by a team of naturalists.

Finally, we will enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail, followed by a 4 courses dinner.

Hotel : Sabah Hotel Sandakan
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 56 - Sunday, September 24: Sandakan, Sabah, Malasyia (WBKS) → Nha Trang, Vietnam (VVCR)

Fly to Nha Trang. Amanoi's luxury resort Pavilions, Spa Houses and Residences are perched along a coastal ridge with views of the sea or tucked into a valley overlooking the National Park.

A short buggy ride down to the shoreline reveals Amanoi's swathe of golden sand – a private beach looking out to the quiet and sheltered waters of Vinh Hy Baycity skyline.

Hotel : Amanoi
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 57 - Monday, September 25: Nha Trang, Vietnam

Today we will go for a short, moderate hike to enjoy spectacular views from the top of Goga Peak over Vinh Hy Bay, the East Sea, coastal rock formations and the southern city of Phan Rang.

Hotel : Amanoi
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 58 - Tuesday, September 26: Nha Trang, Vietnam

Today is at leisure to relax or explore on your own. One hotel activity per day is included.

Hotel : Amanoi
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 59 - Wednesday, September 27: ha Trang, Vietnam (VVCR) → Chiang Mai, Thailand (VTCC) → Dhaka, Bangladesh (VGHS) 720 + 565 NM

Our today’s flight take us to Dhaka, Bangladesh. After our arrival, we will transfer to Intercontinental hotel, our home for one night.

Hotel : InterContinental Dhaka
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 60 - Thursday, September 28: Dhaka, Bangladesh → Paro, Buthan (commercial flight / not included)

Today we will board a commercial flight (1h 10min) to Paro, Bhutan, for our discovery of this unique destination.

Upon arrival, we will transfer to Amankora Resort Lodge, our home for the next 3 nights as we explore the Himalayan wonder of Bhutan. Positioned at a key location around the mountain kingdom, Amankora acts as a gateway to the beauty and culture of the Himalayas.

Then stop at the Campo de Fiori – one of Rome’s busy markets. Visit the Piazza Navona before we continue to the Pantheon with its large Corinthian columns. We will end the day with a stop at the Trevi Fountain.

Hotel : Amankora Resort Lodge
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 61 - Friday, September 29: Paro, Buthan

This morning we will hike up to view one of Bhutan’s most dramatic monuments, referred to by many as Tiger’s Nest, built on a sheer cliff face at an altitude of nearly 10,000 feet.

Hotel : Amankora Resort Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 62 - Saturday, September 30: Paro, Buthan

Today is at leisure to relax or explore on your own.

For those interested, we will venture to Thimphu, Bhutan’s capital, with a local guide, combining cultural sights, spiritual experiences and breathtaking scenery. On the agenda are the Textile Museum, the Weaving Center, and the School of Arts and Crafts (with time permitting).

Hotel : Amankora Resort Lodge
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 63 - Sunday, October 01: Paro, Buthan → Dhaka, Bangladesh (VGHS) → Jaipur, India (VIJP). (Commercial Flight Not Included + 810 NM)

Today we will take a commercial flight back to Dhaka, before fly our airplanes to Jaipur, India.

Once in Jaipur, we will transfer to the Rambagh Palace Hotel, our home for the next 3 nights. Jaipur, the walled capital city of Rajasthan, has been fondly known as the “Pink City” since it was painted pink in 1876 as a sign of the people's hospitality towards the visiting Queen Victoria of England and the Prince of Wales.

Hotel : Rambagh Palace
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 64 - Monday, October 02: Jaipur, India

This morning we will discover the main attractions in Jaipur. Photo stop at Hawa Mahal - known as the "Palace of the Winds". This beautiful façade is probably the most-photographed in Jaipur, with ornately carved windows designed so the ladies of the palace could look out onto the streets unobserved. It is considered as the finest example of Rajput architecture whose lattice like exterior of sandstone and stained glass is one of the area’s most eye-catching icons.

We will continue to the 16th century Amber Fort. Tour the chambers and hallways of the palace. Within the complex is Ganesh Pol, an imposing gateway painted with the images of the elephant-headed god, Ganesh. The merging of Rajput and Mughal architectural styles is visible throughout including within the Charbagh garden with its perfectly proportioned landscaping.

Hotel : Rambagh Palace
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 65 - Tuesday, October 03: Jaipur, India

This morning, our visit takes us to the Jantar Mantar Observatory. Built in the 1700s but still appears to be futuristic. It houses unique instruments for measuring the harmony of the heavens! We will then continue to the City Palace to witness the Maharaja’s private collection of textiles and armory.

This afternoon will have us visiting the Gyan Museum to view Indian jewelry. Over 2500 artifacts include textiles, Mughal rugs, silver hookahs, gemstones, jewelry, etc.

Hotel : Rambagh Palace
Lunch, Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 66 - Wednesday October 04: Jaipur, India (VIJP) → Awantipur, India (VIAW) → Samarkand, Uzbekistan (UTSS). 425 + 520 NM

Fly to Samarkand.

Known as one of the most ancient cities with history dating back to more than 2,500 years ago, Samarkand used to be the capital of Uzbekistan in the 19th century before it lost its status to Tashkent, the current capital of Uzbekistan. Samarkand was blessed with a strategic geographical location which made it a pivotal part of the Great Silk Road. With such a rich history and culture, it’s no wonder that Samarkand is also known as the heart of the great Silk Road.

Hotel : Hotel Emir Han
Breakfast included
Day 67 - Thursday, October 05: Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Our exploration today begins with a visit to the tomb of Tamerlane who made Samarkand his capital. He set about making it the richest city on earth by pillaging and destroying all other cities and removing their wealth and skilled traders to Samarkand.

There will be a visit to Ulugbek observatory - one of the most advanced observatories of the ancient world.

We’ll then take in the sights of the Registan complex, the remarkable market place of ancient Samarkand. It is enclosed by spectacular medressas on three sides. These huge buildings with domes and minarets covered in a mosaic of azure tiles were built from the 1400s. The Registan is one of the wonders of the ancient world. We visit another highlight of Samarkand - the huge Bibi-Khonum mosque.

Later, visit a workshop where handcrafted paper is made according to traditions handed down from the 8th-century, when paper-making began in Samarkand.

Hotel : Hotel Emir Han
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 68 - Friday, October 06: Samarkand, Uzbekistan (UTSS) → Baku, Azerbaijan (UBBB). 780 NM

Fly to Baku - straddling the Middle East, Europe and Asia, the enigmatic capital of Azerbaijan sits on the coast of the opal-blue waters of the Caspian Sea, with the Caucasus Mountains to the west.

Upon arrival, transfer to the beaux-arts-style Four Seasons Hotel perched along the waterfront in the heart of central Baku.

Hotel : Four Seasons Hotel Baku
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 69 - Saturday, October 07: Baku, Azerbaijan

Today we will go for a full-day city tour of Baku.

Step into the history and see the wonders that lie inside the 12th-century walls of Icheri Sheher, or The Inner City, during our guided tour of this UNESCO World Heritage site. On the way we will stop to savor layered Baklava stuffed with walnuts and spices and pick up jars of homemade jam. We then stroll along New Boulevard; seaside streets lined with charming teahouses and cafes, and see the cultural insights at the Yarat Contemporary Art Centre and Azerbaijan Stone Museum.

Hotel : Four Seasons Hotel Baku
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 70 - Sunday, October 08: Baku, Azerbaijan

Today we will visit the Ateshgah Fire Temple and Fire Mountain. We will learn about the Zoroastrians of Azerbaijan and visit the unique 17th-century pilgrimage point. Then, we’ll get a peek at the infamous natural gas fire, which burns continuously overlooking the Caspian Sea.

Hotel : Four Seasons Hotel Baku
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 71 - Monday, October 09: Baku, Azerbaijan (UBBB) → Sivrihisar, Turkey (LTAV) → Rome, Italy (LIRU). 860 + 870 NM

Fly to Rome.

Set in the Old City of Rome, close to the Spanish Steps and Villa Borghese, the luxury Hotel Eden offers the feel of a private home and a rooftop restaurant providing panoramic views of St. Peter's Dome and the Eternal City.

Hotel : Hotel Eden
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 72 - Tuesday, October 02: Rome, Italy

Enjoy a visit of the Vatican Museums with a private guide which will unveil all the must-sees in the Vatican, from the Gallery of Maps, to the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s. You’ll exclusive access to the Cabinet of Masks, an elegant room which hosts roman marble statues and mosaics.

This is an unforgettable experience of one of the world’s most fascinating and visited collections

Hotel : Hotel Eden
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 73 - Wednesday, October 11: Rome, Italy

Today is at your leisure to relax or explore on your own.

Hotel : Hotel Eden
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 74 - Thursday, October 12: Rome, Italy (LIRU) → Teesside, England (EGNV) → Reykjavik, Iceland (BIRK). 935 + 850 NM
TBM Journey to Europe | Air Journey

Today will start our way back home as we will fly to Reykjavik, Iceland. Upon arrival, we’ll transfer to the Hotel Borg where we will enjoy luxury accommodations in the very center of Reykjavik. The Hotel Borg overlooks the beautiful square of Austurvöllur, and is situated across from Althingi, the Icelandic parliament and the cathedral.

After dinner at a local restaurant , you may want to venture on your own to experience the local nightlife.

Hotel : Hotel Borg
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 75 - Wednesday, October 13: Reykjavik, Iceland (BIRK) → Kangerlussuaq, Greenland (BGSF) → Goose Bay, Canada (CYYR) → Burlington, Vermont, USA. 730 + 870 + 730 NM

After breakfast and a briefing, we will fly to Burlington before we go our separate ways to complete our journey home. There will be a technical stop in Kangerlussuaq and Goose Bay.

Breakfast included