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We have travelled the world in search of the most unique travel experiences. Every itinerary we create is tailored to your wishes but using our know how. We know when to go where, the best combinations, the must sees and the can skip, so you don’t have to find out when it is already too late. On this page we present sample itineraries of what yoyu can experience in a destination in a given number of days. See them as inspiration. We know your journey will not come off the shelf. Consult with us and the journey will evolve considering both your needs and our experience.

 

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NEW ZEALAND, ANNANDALE COASTAL E STATE

“Gumboot luxury”. Working coastal farm with 4 exquisite villas with 1 to 5 bedrooms on rolling hills overlooking sparkling sea. Enjoy dinners from your private chef, nature experiences. READ MORE

NEW ZEALAND / ITINERARIES

13 NIGHTS IN NEW ZEALAND

 

Stay in small, exquisite country hotels, some in farm setting, doused with hospitality, great food and wonderful views, from the Bay of Islands on the tip of North Island to alpine Queenstown way south. And explore the surroundings…

DAY 1-3
Auckland. City of Sails, which you can see f lapping in the wind on a harbour cruise. Or make for the cool North Shore or Bohemian Ponsonby with its hip cafes and restaurants, and specialty shops.
DAY 3-6
Bay of Islands. A subtropical area with beautiful beaches, picturesque islands dotted over dazzling clean waters, kauri forests, fishing and golf. A cruise among the islands can bring you among dolphins or whales.
DAY 6-8
Taupo. An area of pristine nature. Enjoy gracious hospitality and the sound of the river. Try trout fishing, head off for a cruise on Lake Taupo, or visit Rotorua, an hour away, with geyers bubbling and puffing. Learn about Maori culture.
DAY 8-10
Banks Peninsula. Originally two volcanoes forming an island, now joined to the mainland with spectacular bays, seaside villages, walking trails, boutique galleries and cafes, 20 mins drive from Christchurch.
DAY 10-14
Queenstown. Surrounded by alpine mountains beside a clear lake. Trout fishing. Wine and gourmet food tours. Perhaps a day trip by air to experience the fjord Milford Sound. Or, for adrenalin junkies, heliskiing, heliboarding, jetboating on the Dart River, bungy, mountain biking.

AUSTRALIA, KINGSFORD HOMESTEAD

Country life in a mellow stone homestead, 10 mins drive from famous Barossa wineries, 45 mins from Adelaide. Fine linen, gourmet meals, cellar of desirable vintages. Taste & buy. READ MORE

AUSTRALIA / ITINERARIES

16 NIGHTS IN AUSTRALIA

 

Visit two cities with carefree al fresco lifestyle. Add to that wine country, rainforest, outback, wildlife, the Great Barrier Reef and the mystical
monolith. Or create any itinerary you prefer...

DAY 1-3
Melbourne. A cosmopolitan, avant garde city. Take a tram to Greek eateries. Wander along the Yarra River and shop in designer boutiques. See world class theatres and galleries at Southbank, and café life in beachside St Kilda.
DAY 3-5
Kangaroo Island. Brimming with wildlife and natural beauty. The untamed coastline is home to tiny penguins, sea lions and seals. The bush is full of wallabies, kangaroos, koalas and birds.
DAY 5-7
Barossa Valley. One of Australia’s foremost wine areas, but also known for its fine food, pretty limestone villages and a culture of arts and crafts.
DAY 7-9
Ayers Rock. Uluru, the 350 m high red monolith, is a holy place to the Aboriginal people. See it glow at sunrise or sunset as if lit from within. Visit also The Olgas, 30 massive red domes.
DAY 9-11
Mossman Gorge. Walk through Daintree’s primeval rainforest, 180 million years old, with dense walls of green tangled with vines. Cruise among crocodiles on the mighty Daintree River.
DAY 11-14
Whitsunday Islands & Great Barrier Reef. Dining and lounging beside spectacular pools and gorgeous beach. Don’t miss a tour to the reef for snorkelling or diving amongst corals and coloured fish.
DAY 14-17
Sydney. Sunny, vibrant, open hearted. Dine with views of the Opera House sails and boats on the glittering harbour. Shop among the Colonial buildings of the trendy Rocks. See the sunloving lifestyle at Bondi Beach. Take a Jetcat to Manly. Sydney has 80 beaches and a beautiful hinterland including vineyards and mountains.

 

FOUR SEASONS OAHU

Sitting on a white sand beach on the wild western shore. An easy walk to Ko Olina Golf Club. Further afield North Shore is a legendary big wave surfing mecca where you can watch surf contests in the winter. READ MORE

HAWAII / ITINERARIES

9 NIGHTS IN HAWAII

 

To taste the wonders of the Hawaiian islands, we suggest a bespoke itinerary. Stay at the best properties, with the finest service and beachside pampering. Explore the islands by 4WD…

DAY 1-4
Oahu. Waikiki; beachside relaxation, shopping, museums, surfing lessons. Drive round the island: see the sparkling sands of Lanikai, surfers’ Pipeline at Sunset Beach, Halona Blowhole…
DAY 4-7
Big Island, Hawai’i. An astounding island with amazing beaches, both black volcanic and white coral sand. Crystal clear bays, rainforests, waterfalls. Cliffs, mountains, active volcanoes. Do a tour to lava fields and see perhaps burning lava.
DAY 7-10
Maui. A honeymoon destination and haven for connoisseurs of art, fine cuisine and oceanfront golf – with room for adventure. Drive into the hills, hike verdant trails, look out for humpback whales.

MEXICO, FAIRMONT MAYAKOBA

Family friendly, boasting five pools including a waterslide, children’s play pool and an adults-only pool. READ MORE

MEXICO / ITINERARIES

13 NIGHTS IN MEXICO

 

Get the warm pulse of Mexico and feel the mystique of the past. From the sizzling capital, and a charming Colonial town, to ruins in the jungle, a hacienda in the Mayan heartland, and an indulgent Caribbean beach holiday…

DAY 1-4
Mexico City. A gigantic kaleidoscope, with exuberant street life, mysterious Aztec remains and graceful Colonial plazas. Enjoy sunset evenings in the Art Nouveau Condesa district, and mariachi music in Plaza Garibaldi.
DAY 4-6
San Miguel de Allende. Fascinating Colonial town high in the mountains with vibrant fiestas, cobbled streets lined with churches, museums, galleries.
DAY 6-7
Palenque. Stay in a boutique hotel only 3 km from the Mayan site of Palenque surrounded by the sounds and sights of the jungle.
DAY 7-10
Yucatan Peninsula. The heart of the Mayan World with mystical ruins like Dzibilchaltun (Temple of the Seven Dolls) & Uxmal (Pyramid of the Magician etc.).
DAY 10-14
Playa del Carmen, Mayakoba. A beachside holiday in an exclusive tropical enclave near the playground of Playa del Carmen.

COSTA RICA, FOUR SEASONS PAPAGAYO

Costa Rica’s best resort with true Four Seasons service and amenities. It is located on the narrow peninsula Papagayo with immediate access to two natural beaches; one for swimming and tanning another for non-motorized water sports. The resort is built amid pristine tropical forest down a hillside to an isthmus of golden sand. READ MORE

COSTA RICA / ITINERARIES

10 NIGHTS IN COSTA RICA

 

Our bespoke tour takes you from culture to cloud forests, volcanoes and beaches…

DAY 1-3
San Jose. A city known for museums & theatres. Stay in a homely mansion with finesse.
DAY 3-5
Arenal Volcano. Below the sleeping volcano; hot springs, canopy rides, canoeing, spas with mud baths & hot lava stone massages.
DAY 5-7
Monteverde Cloud Forest. At 1440 m. Clouds catch on tall trees and water drips down to support an ecosystem with over 100 mammalian & 420 orchid species.
DAY 7-11
Papagayo. Kick back at the country’s premier beach resort for pure indulgence and lots of activities…

ECUADOR, MASHPI LODGE

Avant-garde architecture in the deep green rainforest, 1500 m above sea level – the luxury lodge is perfect for stays of 2-3 nights. Among tree trunks festooned with lichens and mosses, giant ferns reaching up to the light, swirling mists and clouds, there are 500 species of bird, 22 species of hummingbird and more. READ MORE

ECUADOR / ITINERARIES

9 NIGHTS IN ECUADOR

 

With remnants of ancient cultures and Spanish conquests, Ecuador straddles the equator offering striking natural contrasts, from the cool green cloud forests to the world’s highest volcano, and extraordinary wildlife some
1000 km offshore.

DAY 1-4
Quito. Quito has one of the best preserved historic quarters in the Americas, a UNESCO site where picturesque Colonial architecture is preserved in some 5000 heritage buildings and churches. Active volcanos in the surroundings include 5911 m high Cotopaxi, 60 km south of Quito.
DAY 4-7
Andean Cloud Forest. The earth’s greatest biodiversity is found where clouds hang low over equatorial forests. Stay at 1500 m in a reserve deep in the cloud forests. Explore, learn, enjoy a canopy ride.
DAY 7-10
Galapagos Islands. See the earth’s greatest natural experiment. Visit different islands with extraordinarily different animals. Discovery of the Galapagos brought Darwin his insights on evolution of the species.

PERU, BELMOND SANCTUARY LODGE

Steps from the ancient citadel, this Belmond hotel offers two of the few restaurants in Machu Picchu; and beautiful views of the mountains and valley. READ MORE

PERU / ITINERARIES

10 NIGHTS IN PERU

 

Parrots and tangled greenery in the Amazon Jungle. Floating islands high in the Andes. And exploration of Inca mysteries. Dine decadently on a train to the Inca Citadel, lost for centuries, and touch the magic of the Sacred Valley. This and the food capital in our suggested itinerary…

DAY 1-3
Lima. Peru’s giant; skyscrapers, Colonial and Art Deco styles. The food capital of South America.
DAY 3-5
Amazon Rainforest. A river boat ride takes you to a private rainforest reserve. Explore the jungle with a guide, learn about birds & plants. Do a canopy walk.
DAY 5-7
Sacred Valley. The heartland of the Inca empire. Sights include Moray with circular terraces among the hills.
DAY 7-8
Machu Picchu. The Inca Citadel was lost for centuries. Perched on a hilltop, with ingenious construction.
DAY 8-9
Cusco. At 3400 m, fascinating city with Inca & Colonial history, colourful markets, coffee shops, famous cathedral & artisan quarter.
DAY 9-11
Lake Titicaca. Deep lake at 3811 m, with islands of woven reeds inhabited by the Uros people, plus other islands with colourful weaving enterprises.

BRAZIL, INSOLITO BOUTIQUE HOTEL

On a horse-shoe shaped bay of turquoise water, Insólito is a gem of a hotel on a hillside amidst verdant vegetation, a few steps from lovely Ferradura beach and a choice of cafés. Nearby Buzios is a former fishing village with a turbulent history as smuggler’s paradise, which became known as Brazil’s Saint-Tropez in the 1960s. READ MORE

BRAZIL / ITINERARIES

10 NIGHTS IN BRAZIL

 

Starting with the hot, intoxicating beat of Rio, our bespoke itinerary takes you to relaxing seaside resorts where celebrities chill out by their private pools. We include also the stunning Devil’s Throat.

DAY 1-3
Rio De Janeiro. City with a vibrant mood and beaches where the party goes on all night. Ascend Corcovado and have a close look at Cristo Redentor. Visit Sugar Loaf.
DAY 3-5
Buzios. Picturesque fishing village on a peninsula with 20 beaches, now a celebrity hideaway with sophisticated restaurants and boutiques, but still with a laid back feel.
DAY 5-7
Iguazu Falls. Spectacular falls, where 150 to 300 cataracts jump over a 2.7 km long cliff edge. Experience both the Brazilian and Argentine side of the Falls, and the Devil’s Throat.
DAY 7-11
Florianopolis. Beach life, sea bathing and poolside indulgence. Snorkelling, diving, boat trips, and perhaps a visit to the historic centre and Cathedral Square with its 100 year old fig trees.

CHILE, EXPLORA PATAGONIA

In the heart of Torres del Paine National Park with exceptional views of the granite towers and Lake Pehoe. Delicious cuisine, spa with pool, 50 different explorations. READ MORE

CHILE / ITINERARIES

12 NIGHTS IN CHILE

 

A bespoke journey of exploration from the Atacama Desert to the gateway to Antartica way down South. Exciting activities, beautifully placed hotels, great local food & wine… plus shopping.

DAY 1-3
Santiago. The bustling capital surrounded by Andean foothills. A heady mix of trendy boutiques, tempting eateries and magnificent architecture.
DAY 3-5
Atacama Desert. The world’s driest desert with ragged mountains, salt lakes and brilliant stars. Explore haunting landscapes and archaeological sites with a dedicated guide, trekking, riding, biking.
DAY 5-8
Colchagua Valley. Hot summers, cool breezes and gentle rain create bountiful grape harvests. Colchagua is a world class destination for wine tasting & gourmet experiences.
DAY 8-11
Explora Patagonia. Untamed landscapes at the tip of South America. Contorted peaks, blue glaciers, fjords & rainforest, plus cattle ranching country.
DAY 11-13
Puerto Bories, Patagonia. Near Puerto Natales, in magnificent surroundings. Excursions, bird watching, biking, riding.

ARGENTINA, THE VINES RESORT

All about enjoying wine, sharing wine and appreciating good food, warm hospitality and natural beauty. Villas with views of the towering Andes. Gym, yoga, climbing, bikes. READ MORE

URUGUAY / ITINERARIES

11 NIGHTS IN ARGENTINA & URUGUAY

 

A bespoke itinerary that samples the flavours, colours and rhythms of Argentina, from sizzling Buenos Aires, to quiet wine and food destinations...

DAY 1-3
Buenos Aires. Explore the effervescent city, with its elegance and playfulness. Don’t miss the Rojo Tango show, for the full-on feel of a city that never sleeps.
DAY 3-5
Mendoza. A neat oasis with rich vineyards at the foot of the Andes. Haven for wine tasting and gourmet eating.
DAY 5-7
Salta. Elevated in the Andean foothills, a city famous for its Colonial architecture, friendly ways and sunny weather.
DAY 7-9
Cafayate. In the foothills, famous for its wines, laid-back ways and Colonial style. Reached from Salta via fantastic sights.
DAY 9-12
Jose Ignacio. This laid back celebrity hideaway in neighbouring Uruguay offers beautiful beaches with beautiful people, relaxed restaurants and vibey evenings.

INDIA, THE OBEROI UDAIVILAS

Magical Udaipur is known as “City of Dawn”, with white marble palaces reflected in Lake Pichola. In this grand setting the palatial Oberoi Udaivilâs overlooks the lake and City Palace, and captures the romance and splendour of a royal era. Add to that a spa to pamper you body and soul, fine Rajasthani and fusion cuisine, this is luxury that never surfeits. READ MORE

INDIA / ITINERARIES

10 NIGHTS IN INDIA

 

See a monument to love; cross deserts and jungles; stay in amazing palaces, indulged like royalty. A private itinerary by car, train & plane…

DAY 1-3
Delhi The real India on a tuk tuk or rickshaw ride. Tour vibrant markets and grand historical sites.
DAY 3-4
Agra Romance. Your room overlooks the Taj Mahal. Champagne breakfast, sightseeing, shopping.
DAY 4-6
Ranthambore National Park Jungle Book terrain. Safaris and walks to search for Shere Khan - the tiger.
DAY 6-8
Jaipur The Pink City. A fine palace hotel, and shopping for Rajasthan treasures like pashminas and jewellery.
DAY 8-10
Udaipur The romantic White City. Boat tour on the lake. Visit palaces, museums and shops.
DAY 10-11
Jodhpur The Blue City. Stay in the world’s largest residential palace. Fine dining, markets and amazing Victory Fort.

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JAPAN, BENIYA MUKAYU

On a hillside overlooking maple & cherry trees, 17 aesthetic rooms with own open-air baths. Spa treatments with hot spring water and herbs. Sake, fine cuisine. READ MORE

JAPAN / ITINERARIES

10 NIGHTS IN JAPAN

 

A bespoke journey by train and car from astounding modernity to the ancient ambience of castles, shrines, tea houses and deeply hospitable hot spring retreats. Refinement and beauty…

DAY 1-5
Tokyo Hypermodern and ancient. Experience Ginza district, uber-expensive real estate with high end department stores; the fish market; Mori art museum; Meiji Jingu Shrine; Asakusa - for a piece of old Japan, a tea ceremony or calligraphy lesson. Shopping in fashion street Takeshita Dori.
DAY 5-7
Kanazawa Visit the Samurai and Geisha districts; an exquisite garden; a tea house; and a contemporary art museum. Enjoy deep ryokan hospitality, hot spring baths and 10-15 course Kaseiki dinner.
DAY 7-10
Kyoto Ancient capital with a glorious past. See a Shogun castle; The Golden Pavilion and other inspiring temples; the geisha district of Gion; 1001 goddess statues; and more...
DAY 10-11
Hakone Views of Mt Fuji. Total hospitality; a hot spring bath; and gourmet Kaseiki dinner in your room.

CHINA, THE OPPOSITE HOUSE

Hot and chic with sleek lines, ever-changing art, sweeping lobby, oak bathtubs and stainless steel swimming pool. Seductive dining choices. READ MORE

CHINA / ITINERARIES

11 NIGHTS IN CHINA

 

DAY 1-4
Beijing. See ancient treasures like the Forbidden City, and the artistic revolution of the 798 art district. Do a hike along the Great Wall.
DAY 4-6
Shanghai. Back in time: the Old Town, the Shanghai Museum, the French concession and the Jade Buddha Temple. Up 121 floors into the sky: the Jinmaio tower.
DAY 6-8
Chengdu/Qing Cheng. The Dujiangyan Giant Panda Valley. Jiezi old town at the foot of Qing Cheng mountain.
DAY 8-10
Lijiang. The charm of Lijiang old town. Stunning nature: The Jade Mountain, Black Dragon Pond. Bike tour or private carriage to Baisha Village.
DAY 10-12
Hong Kong. The world’s most amazing skyline and some of the best restaurants in Asia.

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VIETNAM, HALONG JASMINE

Cruise in the luxury junk Halong Jasmine among the sheer limestone islands of Halong Bay. Enjoy a glass of champagne on your suite balcony as you sail past the stunning islands. READ MORE

VIETNAM / ITINERARIES

11 NIGHTS IN VIETNAM

 

Three cities with French flourish, lively streets and tasty food; a cruise amidst natural wonders; and three indulgent beach resorts sewn into a private tour … along with some war history.

DAY 1-3
Hanoi. A Parisian feel. Walk in the Old Quarter. See Ho Chi Minh mausoleum.
DAY 3-4
Halong Bay Cruise. Cruise on a junk amidst one of Asia’s finest landscapes, dotted with limestone islets and families fishing from floating homes.
DAY 4-6
Hoi An. Lively picturesque town with cobbles, art stalls and great food. See temple ruins at My Son. Stay at an all villa resort on Hoi An Beach.
DAY 6-8
Lang Co. Indulgent living in a pool villa at a luscious beach resort.
DAY 8-10
Saigon. Popping with zest – but also the site of War Remnants Museum. Journey through the Mekong Delta on a sampan to see local life and stilted houses.
DAY 10-12
Con Dao. End your trip at a lovely beach resort, radiating peace and privacy: Six Senses Con Dao.

CAMBODIA, RAFFLES HOTEL LE ROYAL

One of the finest hotels in Cambodia, Raffles Hotel Le Royal lies at the heart of the intoxicating city of Phnom Penh, offering easy access to the Central Market and an ideal base for sightseeing tours of Wat Phnom, the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda and the mythical Mekong River. READ MORE

LAOS / ITINERARIES

10 NIGHTS IN CAMBODIA & LAOS

 

DAY 1-3
Luang Prabang. Explore the stunning UNESCO world heritage town, and take a longtail boat ride on the Mekong.
DAY 3-4
Vientiane. Wander round the quaint capital city with its French heritage. Just out of town is an ancient stupa said to incorporate a piece of Buddha’s breastbone.
DAY 4-6
Siem Reap. Sunset excursion to the world’s largest religious monument Angkor Wat, then dawn at the jungle covered ruins of Ta Prohm temple.
DAY 6-8
Phnom Penh. A heart rending reminder of Khmer Rouge and Pol Pot atrocities at the museum of genocide and the Killing Fields. Tour of the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda on the banks of the Mekong & Tonle Sap rivers.
DAY 8-11
Song Saa. A time for indulgent tropical bliss, sumptuous seafood, spa, snorkelling and your private pool.

ZIMBABWE, &Beyond Matetsi River Lodge

Built beside the mighty Zambezi River, this exclusive &Beyond lodge lies in Matetsi Private Game Reserve with 15 km of private river frontage. The reserve is known for its huge elephant herds and other game. Some 40 km downstream the river roars over the Victoria Falls, easily reached by road. READ MORE

ZIMBABWE / ITINERARIES

9 NIGHTS IN NAMIBIA, BOTSWANA AND ZIMBABWE/ZAMBIA

 

Deserts, wildlife, remote camps and running water…
An extraordinary journey through the wild treasures of Africa. From the tall dunes of the Namib desert, to the Okavango Delta and the Victoria Falls.

DAY 1-4
Sossusvlei. Gigantic sand dunes, desert sundowners, fresh water swims, star gazing, quad bikes, balloon safaris.
DAY 4-8
Okavango Delta. Stay at 2 camps for a full experience. Mokoro, boat or 4WD safaris twice daily; and animals visiting the camps.
DAY 8-10
Victoria Falls. Visit to the incredible Falls. Hear them from your tent.

SOUTH AFRICA, CHITWA CHITWA PRIVATE GAME LODGE

The luxury lodge basks in the sun on the banks of the largest perennial lake in the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, which forms part of the greater Kruger National Park. With a seamless design, Chitwa Chitwa melds into the surrounding bush, and game watching begins at the camp. The game reserve is highly acclaimed for the chance of viewing all the Big Five, and children can go on safari with their parents. READ MORE

SOUTH AFRICA / ITINERARIES

10 NIGHTS IN SOUTH AFRICA

 

Gourmet lifestyle, enchanting scenery, safari adventures…

DAY 1-4
Cape Town. Seafood on the Waterfront, boat to Robben Island, views from Table Mountain & Chapman’s Peak Drive.
DAY 4-6
Winelands. Cute Franschhoek village, gourmet dining & wine tasting in the sublime valley.
DAY 6-8
Hermanus. Arty village, scenic cliffs, pretty beaches, whale watching in season.
DAY 8-11
Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve. Morning & evening safaris in open 4WD, bush sundowners, starlit dining.

TANZANIA, THE RESIDENCE

On a powdery white beach lined by palms, this is a stylish all-villa resort where every villa has its own sparkling swimming pool. With a range of facilities, it offers lots to do for sporty active people – and for those who want bliss at a spa. READ MORE

TANZANIA / ITINERARIES

8 NIGHTS IN TANZANIA

 

From the plains of Serengeti to the beaches and palm trees of the Spice Islands…

DAY 1-2
Arusha: Under the peaks of Kilimanjaro.
DAY 2-4
Serengeti: Walking safaris, twice daily game spotting in a private concession.
DAY 4-6
Ngorongoro crater: Views from your bed. Opulent dining & daily safaris spotting big game or Maasai village visits.
DAY 6-9
Zanzibar: Palm lined beaches, turquoise water, restless tides.