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Wonders of the World by Private Jet

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Fares
  • Accommodation

A journey overview

  • Sydney
  • Angkor
  • Taj Mahal
  • Petra
  • Jerusalem
  • Santiago de Compostela
  • Chichén Itzá
  • Machu Picchu
  • Easter Island
  • Sydney

22 Days By Private Jet
  • Departing:
  • 4 Apr 2020

The world is filled with wonders in all their forms. But a special few that rise above countless others have been crowned official Wonders of the World. These creations form the heart of our journey; a journey that circumnavigates the globe and on which we marvel at the ingenuity of humankind amidst the awe-inspiring beauty of nature.

Wonders of the World Map

Tour Manager

Low Altitude Option included in tour price

Tour Manager Gordon Higman

Departing Sydney aboard our private jet, we prepare ourselves for an adventure of epic proportions. The first of many wonders on our journey, we explore a city forgotten by time in the heart of the jungle. A helicopter flight over Angkor reveals the sheer magnitude of this remarkable World Heritage site. In the evening one of the temples in Angkor is transformed just for us, as we dine by candlelight and chat with an archaeologist.

Our Private Jet takes us to the former Mughal empire of Agra. We are regaled with views of the Taj Mahal from The Oberoi Amarvilas’ palatial suites. Later, the ancient city of Fatehpur Sikri unveils its mosaic masterpieces before we meet the Koh-i-Noor family, once jewelers to the Mughal Court, and see contemporary artisans at work. A Mughal feast leaves us replete.

From the Kempinski Hotel, on the shores of the Dead Sea, we visit our next Wonder, Petra, a vast complex of ancient tombs and temples carved into rock. We each lunch like Indiana Jones in a 2,000 year old Nabatean tomb, reserved just for us. With historian guides, we explore the cavernous wonders of Petra and we toast our explorations at a gala dinner overlooking the Dead Sea.

Today is Easter Sunday, the best day of the year to visit Jerusalem. We explore places of great spiritual significance like the Wailing Wall, the beautiful Garden of Gethsemane, wander the Jewish quarter and retrace Jesus’s steps along the cobbled Via Dolorosa while he carried his cross, and visit the Holy Sepulcher, where he was believed to have been resurrected on the very day in history 2020 years before.

Arriving at our hotel, the Parador de Santiago de Compostela, we dine on fine Galician fare before re-tracing pilgrims’ steps along the celebrated Camino de Santiago trail. We have a choice of either a scenic 12-kilometre walk or to complete the final six kilometres of the historic trail that leads to the city. Others may forgo the walk, choosing visits to a local vineyard or to the Coast of Death. A wander through the narrow streets of the city’s Old Town culminates in a private mass at Santiago de Compostela Cathedral.

Tucked within a tangled jungle lies our next Wonder, the Maya empire of Chichén Itzá. Our travels include the ‘Yellow City’ of Izamal, we dine at a turquoise cenote and our chef is Jorge Vallejo (whose restaurant was recently named 11th best in the world). But the spectacular cornerstone for our Mexican discovery lies in an exclusive exposé of the iconic Chichén Itzá complex, with the privilege of witnessing this site at sunrise and unencumbered by crowds.

Low Altitude Option Available

Cusco is 3,400m above sea level. Should you prefer, it would be our pleasure to arrange a low altitude alternative. Please see below or contact our Guest Relations Team for details.

Nowhere else are the layers of history so visible as in the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. Historical sites are scattered throughout sheer Andean scenery, as we take in Kenko, Cusco and the Sacred Valley, steeped in Inca history and feats of engineering prowess. All referenced by Machu Picchu, which we access aboard the Belmond Hiram Bingham train, unprepared for the staggering views that greet us.

Our Private Jet takes us to Easter Island, our final stop before returning to Sydney. Few people get to explore an island as remote as this, and as we learn of the moai mysteries we feel wonderfully removed from the rest of the world. We visit Rano Raraku, where the stone for gigantic moai was quarried and hundreds of partially complete statues still lie. We continue to the island’s largest grouping of moai, where 15 statues tower above us. It is here that we truly appreciate the effort it must have taken to build and transport these epic creations.

We board our private jet for the final time, headed for Sydney. We may be home, but the experiences we’ve had on this journey celebrating the richness of our world will stay with us forever.