Nov 20, 2017
Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts is introducing three new Private Jet itineraries set to take flight in 2019. These include “Latin Escape,” a 16-day adventure for those looking to explore Central and South America. Lasting just over two weeks, this new itinerary is shorter than Four Seasons’ 24-day around-the-world journeys by private jet, and takes travelers to Miami, Costa Rica, Buenos Aires, Bogotá and the Galápagos Islands.
The Four Seasons private jet allows travelers to enjoy personalized service every step of the way. Guests can opt into a wide range of experiences in each destination and tailor their trip to their interests, discovering authentic flavors and connecting with local cultures and communities without the added stress of planning. The dedicated team on each Private Jet journey takes care of everything, including all air travel, ground transportation, planned excursions, all meals and beverages and luxurious accommodations at Four Seasons properties. While visiting the Galápagos Islands during the Latin Escape itinerary, guests stay at accommodations carefully selected by Four Seasons.
“Our new itinerary offering, Latin Escape, was devised in response to increased interest in the Four Seasons Private Jet program by a wide range of travelers, some of whom are looking for a shorter travel experience while still in the comfort and care of Four Seasons,” said J. Allen Smith, Four Seasons’ president and CEO. “Our tailor-made itineraries highlight the unique character of each destination, creating truly personalized and exclusive experiences alongside the comforts of legendary Four Seasons service.”
Beyond the new Latin Escape itinerary, other itineraries on Four Seasons’ 2019 roster include “Timeless Encounters,” a 24-day exploration of city centers and remote islands, including a day trip to the Taj Mahal, and “International Intrigue,” a journey across nine destinations, including Kyoto and St. Petersburg, set in dynamic contrast to the Serengeti.
Four Seasons’ Latin Escape, scheduled Feb, 9-24, 2019, departs Miami and visits Costa Rica, Buenos Aires, Bogotá and the Galápagos Islands, before returning to Miami. The program kicks off in Miami, with dinner at the Versace Mansion, famed for its celebrity guests and gold-plated mosaic tile pool. In Costa Rica, guests take in the southern sky through a powerful GPS-guided telescope while having cocktails and culinary treats. They can harness up and slide along a series of zip lines suspended above the valleys and treetops of the dense jungle.
Guests then fly to Buenos Aires, followed by Iguassu Falls for the day to explore this collection of 275 interlinking waterfalls. Later, they get a private behind-the-scenes tour of the Teatro Colón, one of the world’s best concert venues. They visit one of the oldest ranches in Argentina to experience the gaucho lifestyle and see a display of traditional horse-riding skills and a barbeque.
Latin Escape continues to Bogotá, Colombia’s capital city, where guests explore the arts scene with a local artist or take a private salsa lesson. They can sip cocktails while taking in 50,000 pre-Hispanic indigenous gold artifacts housed at the Museo del Oro, before sitting down to a gala dinner in the museum. They continue on to Galápagos for four nights of aboard the Snorkel, from which they can explore landscapes and wildlife. The journey through South America ends back in Miami, with time to relax over a meal of Latin-inspired flavors. The price for Latin Escape begins $98,000 per person double.
Timeless Encounters, scheduled Sept. 17-Oct. 10, 2019, starts in Kona before heading to Bora Bora, Sydney, Bali, Chiang Mai or Chiang Rai, Agra (Taj Mahal), Dubai and Prague, before ending in London. The program takes guests on a journey across four continents with activities over the three-week adventure including a visit to Tirta Empul temple for a traditional water purification ritual in Bali; a snorkeling safari with blacktip lagoon sharks in Bora Bora; a day trip to admire the intricate architecture of the Taj Mahal; and a personal welcome from Prince William Lobkowicz into his family’s 16th-century ancestral home for a memorable gala dinner in Prague. Timeless Encounters is priced at $140,000 per person double.
International Intrigue, scheduled March 25-April 17, 2019, departs from Seattle before visiting Kyoto, Hoi An, Maldives, Serengeti, Marrakech, Budapest and St. Petersburg, before ending in London. The program takes travelers across Asia and Africa before reaching Europe. In Kyoto, guests learn how to draw, pose and swing a samurai sword under the instruction of the choreographer of Kill Bill: Vol. 1. In Serengeti, they are welcomed aboard a hot air balloon to catch glimpses of the Big Five before enjoying a Champagne breakfast in the bush. In the Maldives, guests can unwind with a spa ritual underneath the night sky. In St. Petersburg, guests get private access to the State Hermitage Museum before flying to London for a final farewell dinner. International Intrigue is priced starting at $140,000 per person double.