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The world's most iconic places, remarkable experiences, and not-to-be-missed natural wonders are waiting for you. You'll move seamlessly from one stunning destination to the next, while our expert crew and staff attend to every detail of your unforgettable trip of a lifetime.
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida *
Meet fellow travelers, your expert trip leaders and dedicated guest services staff for a welcome dinner at the hotel.
Hotel: The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale
* 2019 trips depart from Orlando, Florida with accommodations at Four Seasons Orlando Resort.
DAY 2-4
Peru offers amazing landscapes and a warm, lively culture. In historic Cusco, see how Inca and Spanish cultures intertwine. Travel aboard a historic train to Machu Picchu, one of the world’s most astonishing archeological treasures. Visit the Inca ruins in Sacsayhuaman.
Hotel: Belmond Palacio Nazarenas
North Coast, PERU
DAYS 2-4
If you’ve already visited Cusco and Machu Picchu, or prefer to stay at a lower elevation, you may opt for Trujillo, the commercial center of northern Peru. Visit the temple of the Sun and The Moon, along with Chan Chan, a 500-acre royal palace built in pre-Inca time, the Lady Cao Museum and the Museum Tumbes Reales of Sipán.
Hotel: Hotel Libertador Trujillo and Belmond Miraflores
DAYS 5-6
On the grassy landscape of Rapa Nui National Park, explore the mysterious and massive moai and the Ahu Tahai ceremonial complex. Discover the remains of this mysterious ancient culture as you explore the island’s rolling green hills where wild horses roam. Indulge in a festive dinner complete with elaborately costumed entertainers performing traditional song and dance.
Hotel: Hangoroa Eco Village & Spa
DAYS 7-8
Cross the international date line and lose a day en route. This pretty South Pacific island is a quick stopover on our way to Australia, as well as a chance to sample a bit of Polynesian culture and visit the former estate of Treasure Island author Robert Louis Stevenson.
Hotel: Sheraton Samoa Beach Resort
DAYS 9-10
The northeast coast of Australia is home to some of the world’s most impressive natural wonders. Immerse yourself in the underwater splendor of the Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest coral reef system. Cruise to the reef’s pristine northern reaches where you can snorkel among a vibrant collection of coral and tropical fish. Or if you’ve already experienced the Great Barrier Reef, embark on an expedition into one of Australia’s last truly wild areas: the Daintree Rainforest. Take a tour with an Aboriginal guide through the world’s oldest living rainforest, approximately 90 million years older than the Amazon.
Hotel: Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort & Spa
DAYS 11-13
The city of Angkor Thom represents ancient urban planning at its best. This “city of temples” incorporates canals, large water reservoirs and, of course, temples, including the famous Angkor Wat, Bayon and Ta Prohm. Visit the awe-inspiring Angkor Wat temples, a UNESCO World Heritage site, see a performance of classical Apsara dance and discover the culinary landscape of Siem Reap.
Hotel: Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor
DAYS 14-15
See perhaps the world’s most famous building, the Taj Mahal, the white marble mausoleum that took more than 22 years and 20,000 people to build. Learn about the construction of this UNESCO World Heritage site with your guide, as well as the history of the Mughal Empire. Explore nearby Red Fort of Agra, where legend has it Shah Jahan spent his final days, and Emperor Akbar's grand tomb.
Hotel: The Oberoi Amarvilas
DAYS 16-18
The Serengeti Plain is home to Tanzania’s largest national park and Africa’s densest “big cat” predator population. Your safari adventure begins with a game drive to the lodge where you can spot wildlife such as zebra, antelope, elephant, lion and leopard.
Hotel: Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti
DAYS 16-18
If you have already visited the Serengeti, take light aircraft to the Ngorongoro Crater, the largest unbroken caldera in the world. With your expert naturalist guides, observe its permanent population of about 25,000 animals, including bull elephants, black rhinos and lions.
Hotel: andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
DAYS 19-20
Visit the Lost City of Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage site famous for its elaborate rock-cut architecture. Imagine that you’re one of the first explorers of this once-forgotten desert city as you walk through the Siq, a narrow chasm in the bedrock, and emerge before the elaborate Treasury. Opt to discover the spectacular rock formations of Wadi Rum, an evocative lunar-like landscape made famous by T.E. Lawrence and the film “Lawrence of Arabia.”
Hotel: Mövenpick Petra
DAYS 21-22
Marrakech is an oasis of palm and olive groves surrounding one of the most vibrant walled medinas in the world. Explore the medina, a jumble of vibrant souks, and stroll through Jemaa el-Fna, a lively square where snake charmers and performers entertain passersby. Stroll through the artful blue and green landscapes of Majorelle Gardens. Or opt to spend a day in the ruggedly beautiful terrain of the Atlas Mountains.
Hotel: La Mamounia
DAYS 23-24
Relax and enjoy a casual meal and a night’s rest before returning home on your independent flight.
Hotel: Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport
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Sample Activities
Our experts have arranged activities for you at every destination to create memories of a lifetime. We carefully curate our small group excursions, but if you’d rather explore on your own, we’ll create an unforgettable day—just for you.

Browse our sample activities to get a taste of what it means to travel with us.
  • Cusco and Machu Picchu, Peru
  • Easter Island, Chile
  • Apia, Samoa
  • Great Barrier Reef or Daintree Rainforest, Australia
  • Angkor Wat, Cambodia
  • Taj Mahal, India
  • Serengeti Plain or Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
  • Lost City of Petra and Wadi Rum, Jordan
  • Marrakech, Morocco
Cusco and Machu Picchu, Peru
Exploring Machu Picchu and taking in the Peruvian highlands is the focus of our trip, but we’ll have plenty of chances to discover modern Peruvian culture as well.

Chinchero & Weaving Demonstration

Travel outside the city of Cusco to the charming Andean village of Chinchero. Here, find a colorful market where locals in traditional dress conduct their business as they have for centuries. Visit a nearby textile center for a weaving demonstration by master Andean weaver, Nilda Callañaupa. Afterward, enjoy lunch on the shores of the Piuray Lagoon. Here, we can take in the beautiful view of the snow-capped mountains of Chicon, Veronica and Salcantay, with the stunning altiplano of the Andes surrounding us.

Sacsayhuaman & Plaza De Armas

Visit the ruins of Sacsayhuaman, a monumental fortress just outside of Cusco. It is believed that the city of Cusco was laid out in the form of a puma whose head was the hill of Sacsayhuaman. Return to Cusco and explore the Plaza de Armas, including the grand Cusco Cathedral, with its exquisite altar of silver and vessel made of pearls and emeralds.

Casa Concha & Plaza De Armas

Visit the Casa Concha Museum, located in the restored former residence of José de Santiago Concha, a notable aristocrat during the early days of the Spanish conquest. Today it houses over 300 archaeological objects found by Hiram Bingham at Machu Picchu, recently returned to Peru from Yale University. Afterward, there is time to shop and explore the central plaza on your own.

Korikancha, Central Plaza & Cusco Cathedral

Explore the ruins of Korikancha, or Temple of the Sun. This site was formerly the main Inca temple of Cusco and was fabled for its opulence, with walls that were once covered in sheets of gold. Here the Convent of San Domingo now stands, using the original Inca stone walls. After exploring, we walk back to the Plaza de Armas with time to see the beautiful Cathedral. Afterward, enjoy time to shop in the central plaza on your own.

Machu Picchu

Enjoy a full day visiting the iconic Machu Picchu. Travel aboard a privately chartered train exclusive to our group to Machu Picchu through the spectacularly scenic Urubamba Valley, known as the Sacred Valley of the Inca. Still clouded in mystery, Machu Picchu was abandoned by the Inca and lost to history until it was rediscovered by American Hiram Bingham in 1911. Examine the artfully cut stone altars, temples, fountains, staircases and terraced gardens that make this one of the world’s most extraordinary archaeological treasures. Enjoy afternoon tea at the Sanctuary Lodge after our guided tour of the citadel.

North Coast (Alternate)

For those who have already visited Cusco and Machu Picchu, we offer the following alternate program in Trujillo, the commercial center of northern Peru. Explore the Temple of the Sun and the Moon, where excavations have uncovered extensive polychrome mural paintings in relief. Visit Chan Chan, a 500-acre royal palace complex built by the Chimu culture in pre-Inca times. This enormous complex, the largest in pre-Columbian America, is divided into nine separate citadels. The following day, we head to Chiclayo. Along the way, we visit the Lady Cao Museum, where the remains of a female Moche warrior are buried with amazing ornaments made of gold, silver and beautiful stones. Enjoy lunch at a local hacienda with a Paso horse demonstration before continuing on to Museum Tumbas Reales of Sipán (“Royal Tombs of Sipán”), which succeeds in evoking the full grandeur and sophistication of the ancient Moche civilization. Return to Lima by commercial air and enjoy a brief city tour before you meet up with the main group.

Easter Island, Chile
The mysterious moai of Easter Island are a treasure for amateur archaeologists, but the island offers far more.

Orongo Birdman Excursion

Visit the Orongo ceremonial village, where the famous “Birdman” competition was held. Winning this dangerous race was the fastest route to prestige and power in Rapa Nui society.

Island Hike

Hike over grassy hills and volcanic rock outcroppings, taking in views of the island, the ocean, wild horses and the majestic moai. This is a moderately strenuous hike.

Ahu Tahai & Ahu Tongariki

Near the town of Hanga Roa we encounter Ahu Tahai, the site of three restored moai, the rock statues for which the island is famous. We also stop at the Rano Raraku quarry, where almost 400 giant statues remain in various stages of completion, giving us insights to how these mysterious icons may have been created. At Ahu Tongariki, we visit a monument featuring 15 large statues lined in a row.

Ahu Akivi

You may choose to visit Ahu Akivi, considered to be a particularly sacred site and home to seven moai, all of which are positioned to face sunset during the spring equinox and have their backs to the sunrise during autumn equinox. The astronomical precision is unique to this location on the island.

Apia, Samoa
This idyllic South Pacific island is a quick stopover on our way to Australia, as well as a chance to sample a bit of Polynesian culture.


Visit Vailima, “Treasure Island” author Robert Louis Stevenson’s last home and now a museum housing mementos from his final days in Samoa. We also enjoy a Kava ceremony.

Women’s Committee

Visit a traditional Samoan Women’s Committee to learn about village culture. These committees are an integral part of Samoan society, where women gather to help manage everyday village affairs. The women show us how they weave their traditional mats and craft garlands, and treat guests to a performance of traditional dance and song.

Great Barrier Reef or Daintree Rainforest, Australia
The North Coast of Australia offers an activity for every interest, from peaceful walks along the rainforest floor to snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef.

Great Barrier Reef

After breakfast we depart by coach for the Port Douglas Marina for a cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system, composed of roughly 3,000 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 1,600 miles. The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s biggest single structure made by living organisms. We explore two separate private reef locations. From a private pontoon, take a semi-submersible vehicle for stunning underwater views. Then snorkel or dive in an open water site. A buffet lunch will be served onboard. Afterward, choose to shop in Port Douglas or transfer directly to the hotel.

Daintree Rainforest & Botanical Ark

Explore the Daintree Rainforest instead of the Great Barrier Reef. Participate in a Dreamtime Walk through the Mossman Gorge with an Aboriginal guide of the Kuku Yalanji people. The gorge is a rainforest sanctuary of rare and exotic fruit trees and wildlife facing extinction. After the walk, discuss rainforest flora and fauna with your guide and learn more about traditional Aboriginal culture. Head further north to the Botanical Ark, a private ethno-botanical garden specializing in plants that indigenous rainforest cultures still use for their everyday needs. The Ark emphasizes the link between plants and people with unusual and interesting tastes and sights. Enjoy lunch in the Ark’s garden, then choose to shop in Port Douglas or return directly to the hotel.

Angkor Wat, Cambodia
The city of Siem Reap is the gateway to Cambodia’s main attraction—Angkor Wat—but there’s much more to discover in this former royal capital.

Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat is the world’s largest religious structure built from stone. Opt for an early morning visit to beat the mid-morning heat. Tour the complex and meet with Buddhist monks for a blessing. Otherwise, explore this magnificent temple complex after breakfast and discover why it is also known as “the city which is a temple.”

Temples of Angkor

See the most popular sites at Angkor, traveling by vehicle, motorized Remok or bicycle. Visit Ta Prohm, a prominent temple left in a state similar to the way it appeared when it was discovered. Move on to the Bayon, a richly adorned temple that served as the center of Jayavarman VII’s capital. Finally, imagine the presence of a grand army as you take in the impressive Terrace of the Elephants.

Banteay Srei & Local Village Visit

Visit Banteay Srei and explore the “citadel of women,” where Hindu temples of red sandstone are beautifully preserved and magnificent carvings cover nearly every surface. We then go to the village Kor Kos, where we observe palm sugar production and have the opportunity to buy handmade products. Stroll through the village and meet local villagers before returning to the hotel.

Siem Reap Market & Artisans d’Angkor

Peruse the bustling Siem Reap Market where locals sell clothing, spices, housewares, fresh food and handicrafts; and visit the Artisans d’Angkor, who produce locally made treasures and small gift items.

Silk Farm

Explore the Artisans d’Angkor silk farm with a local guide. Here you can learn about traditional silk production and shop for locally crafted silk goods.

Royal Khmer Cooking Class

Meet the chef at the hotel lobby prior to your hands-on cooking demonstration at the Restaurant Le Grand. After sharpening your culinary skills, you can enjoy the results of your effort.

Tonle Sap

Take a tour by boat of Tonle Sap, southeast Asia’s largest freshwater lake, passing Chong Khneas Floating Village. Its residents conduct the entirety of their lives on the lake, including shops, churches and schools.

Taj Mahal, India
India is rich with possibility, and your visit will be no exception.

Taj Mahal

Spend the morning visiting one of history’s great masterpieces, the Taj Mahal. Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan commissioned this astoundingly beautiful monument in the 17th century as a tribute to the memory of his beloved second wife. We explore this enchanting work of art, which incorporates and expands on Persian, Hindu and Islamic styles. Choose to depart early, to enjoy a sunrise visit and beat the mid-morning heat, or opt to depart later and see the mausoleum in full light.

Fatehpur Sikri

Drive an hour and a half outside of Agra to explore Fatehpur Sikri—Emperor Akbar’s crowning architectural achievement. An exquisite red sandstone complex, this walled city served as the Mughal capital from 1572 to 1585. The royal site is a wonderful example of pre-Islamic, Hindu and Jain architecture.

I’timad-Ud-Daulah And Kachhpura Village

Visit the Tomb of I’timad-Ud-Daulah, a charming mausoleum often referred to as the “baby Taj.” This grand display of Mughal architecture was commissioned by Nur Jahan for her beloved father, Mirza Ghiyas Beg, and predates the Taj Mahal by five years. We also visit Kachhpura village, the home of the Harijan people, otherwise known as the “Untouchables,” to learn about their life and culture.

Akbar’s Tomb

Transfer to the small village of Sikandra, on the outskirts of Agra, where the great Mughal Emperor Akbar is buried. The structure is a beautiful display of ornate marble and black slate inlay in red sandstone and is surrounded by a char bagh, a formal Mughal garden.


Take your time visiting a local marble factory and store where locals create beautiful marble inlay products in the Mughal tradition, the same style found within the walls of the Taj Mahal. Also visit the Kohinoor jewelry shop, a long running, family-owned shop, known as the jewelers to the Mughals. A shuttle will transport you back to the hotel at your leisure.

Serengeti Plain or Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
Tanzania is one of the world’s greatest wildlife destinations, and there is no better place to witness the scale and grandeur of this diverse ecosystem than the Serengeti Plain.

Hot Air Balloon

Enjoy a sunrise hot air balloon ride over the vast Serengeti Plain. We have morning coffee and snacks, then transfer to a launch site where we will soar into the air for a spectacular view of the wildlife and scenery from above.

Game Drive

Enjoy an all-day game drive. Serengeti National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, protects a wide variety of animals, large and small, including more than 30 species of large herbivores and nearly 500 species of birds. Year-round water and the acacia woodland in this area create an ideal environment for the wide variety of wildlife seen here—countless zebra, buffalo, lions, cheetahs, gazelle, wildebeest and other species make it their home.

Ngorongoro Crater (Alternate)

Journey into the Ngorongoro Crater for a full-day game drive. This UNESCO World Heritage site is the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera. It is approximately 10 miles wide and creates a natural amphitheater for one of the densest populations of large animals anywhere. It hosts a spectacular array of wildlife, including rhinos, lions, water buffalo, zebra, elephants, Thompson’s gazelles and warthogs.

Lost City of Petra and Wadi Rum, Jordan
Jordan’s rich history and archaeological treasures provide a window into the past—all set against a stunning desert backdrop.


Jordan’s most valuable treasure, Petra was the capital city of the Nabateans. In its heyday, Petra was a fortress city that controlled important trade routes. Discovered by the West in 1812, Petra is now described by UNESCO as “one of the most precious cultural properties of man’s cultural heritage.” Spend the day exploring the stone dwellings and tombs of this once-magnificent city.

Wadi Rum

This impressive desert feature played a notable role in T.E. Lawrence’s account of the Arab Revolt. The history of the Wadi Rum starts long before Lawrence of Arabia—petroglyphs dating from the earliest settlers can be seen on its rock walls. Temples and other structures built by the Nabateans, the same people who built the city of Petra, are also found here. You’ll travel to Wadi Rum by jeep, taking in the unspoiled desert wilderness.

Marrakech, Morocco
From the rugged scenery of the Atlas Mountains to the vibrant, historic medina of Marrakech, Morrocco is a true feast for the senses.


Explore the city of Marrakech starting with historical sites including the Koutoubia Mosque, Ben Youssef Madrasa and the Bahia Palace. Enjoy the bustling Djemaa el Fna: a jumble of colorful markets, where snake charmers, acrobats and storytellers delight passersby. After lunch, you may choose from a selection of sightseeing activities.

Atlas Mountains

Spend a full day in the spectacular scenery of the Atlas Mountains, the highest mountain range in North Africa. Berber tribes live throughout this rugged land, where farming remains central to daily life. Visit a Berber village and enjoy tea and a delicious traditional lunch.

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Hotels & Accommodations
The Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale
Oceanfront View Rooms and Partial Ocean View Rooms

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

The Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale (2018 Departure Only)

Located on the beach near Las Olas Boulevard, The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale is an elegant retreat on Florida’s Gold Coast. Relax by the heated infinity pool or in the shade of an oceanfront cabana, and recharge in spacious guest rooms that overlook the ocean.

Four Seasons Orlando Resort
Golden Oak View Rooms

Orlando, Florida

Four Seasons Orlando Resort (2019 Departures Only)

The award-winning Four Seasons Orlando Resort showcases Spanish Revival architecture reminiscent of Florida’s golden age. Unwind by the hotel’s oasis pool and indulge in a relaxing session at the world-class spa. Enjoy an alfresco rooftop meal before retiring to your spacious, welcoming room.

Junior Suites and Suites



The Belmond Palacio Nazarenas is a former 16th-century Carmelite convent that has been painstakingly restored to become the city's premier luxury hotel with prime access to the city center. Past the ancient Inca walls lies the tranquil courtyard, an elegant oasis just steps away from the Plaza de Armas.

Superior Rooms and Junior Suites



Attentive and warm service greets guests to the North Coast of Peru at the Hotel Libertador Trujillo. With a prime location at the corner of the city's main plaza, it is only 10 minutes away from the Inca Chan Chan ruins, and the Sun and Moon Temples. The hotel also features a wide variety of services and amenities, including a bar, a restaurant, swimming pool, sauna and gym.

Ocean View Junior Suites



Belmond Miraflores Park blends unique local touches with the elegance of a European resort. Traditional artwork lines the lobby, and the rooftop pool rewards with endless views of the Pacific Ocean and Lima.

Kainga Rooms



This property was designed in homage to the village of Orongo, a ceremonial Rapa Nui location. Inspired by the architectural shapes of caves, rooms are smooth, cozy and organic, built with natural materials like cypress logs, clay and volcanic rock.

Sheraton Samoa Beach Resort
Deluxe Ocean View Rooms


Sheraton Samoa Beach Resort

This relaxing beachfront property has such features as a pool and fitness area. Rooms are comfortable and appointed with modern amenities.

Two-Bedroom Apartments



Set on nearly 10 acres, this resort features extensive gardens and water features, including a lagoon-style pool, pool with waterfalls, pool bar and direct beach access. Guest rooms are equipped with modern amenities and private balconies or terraces.

Landmark Rooms



Just five miles from Angkor Wat, this hotel has been restored to its original colonial architecture and features steam baths, a 35-meter lap pool and shops full of local crafts. Rooms are appointed with high ceilings and four-poster beds.

Premier Rooms



Recognized as one of the best hotels in the world, the Oberoi Amarvilas overlooks the Taj Mahal, providing stunning views of this monument. Guests will enjoy this property's splendid gardens, fountains and reflection pools, and richly detailed interiors.

Combination of Premier Rooms



Deep within Africa’s finest game reserve, Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti gives you an unfettered look at the surrounding wildlife. Feel pampered as you enjoy outdoor dining, a rejuvenating spa and guest rooms featuring contemporary African décor.




Located on the Crater’s edge, the andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge offers uncompromising views and is the perfect base for game-drive explorations. Guest rooms feature antiques, leather-backed chairs and decks with magnificent views.

Superior Rooms



With its close proximity to the sights, the Mövenpick smoothly blends Middle Eastern craftsmanship with modern conveniences. Take in views of the Great Rift Valley while relaxing in this traditional, comfortable base for your explorations.

Deluxe Rooms



Opened in 1923, La Mamounia has long been a favorite among travelers to Marrakech. This glamorous retreat continues to define luxury for its guests, with guest rooms that create a warm atmosphere with pleasant views of the city.

Executive and Deluxe Rooms



Located in Orlando’s airport terminal, the Hyatt Regency is incredibly convenient for connecting flights. Amenities include several dining options, outdoor swimming pool and the Hyatt’s signature hypoallergenic rooms.

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Trip Experts

Around The World

Meet the experts on our Around the World trips.

Immersive experiences become even more meaningful when paired with knowledgeable experts and local guides. When you travel with us, each destination is an opportunity to enrich your understanding of the world. Our trip experts will move, challenge and inspire you in ways you would otherwise never experience.

These respected lecturers will accompany you throughout the trip and offer real-time insights into culture, history and daily life.

2018 Departure
Grant Nel, Smithsonian Journeys

Grant Nel, a conservationist with Smithsonian Journeys, travels the globe continuously, studying the Earth’s greatest wildlife. He received his ranger training at the world-renowned Mala Mala Game Reserve and has worked in the African wild for over two decades. Nel is the former CEO of the acclaimed Selinda Reserve and holds a postgraduate honors degree in zoology from the University of KwaZulu- Natal in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.

Jerry Leach, World Affairs Council

Jerry Leach was President of the World Affairs Councils of America from 1996 to 2006. He has served as a Peace Corps regional director, a consular officer at the U.S. Embassy in London and National Security Council Director of International Economic Affairs. Leach has taught all over the world and was most recently a professor at the American University in Cairo. He holds a PhD and M.A. from Cambridge University, as well as an M.A. from the University of California at Berkeley.

January 2019 Departure
Georgeanne Irvine, San Diego Zoo Global

Georgeanne Irvine has devoted more than four decades of her career to raising awareness about animals and wildlife conservation. She is director of corporate publishing for San Diego Zoo Global, where she has worked for 40 years. George is the author of more than two dozen children’s books about animals, including the Zoo’s new Hope and Inspiration series. She has also written hundreds of magazine, newspaper and web articles, many of which are illustrated with her photographs. George’s extensive worldwide adventures have taken her to many of Earth’s most extraordinary destinations.

Patty Hostiuck, Smithsonian Journeys

Patty Hostiuck has traveled the globe as a naturalist for nearly three decades. Her academic background in biology and geography shapes a perspective that spotlights the importance of place, the abiding interdependence of living things, and the critical influence of nature on human cultures. She has served as a National Forest Ranger and National Park Ranger and has worked extensively leading trips from the tropics to both polar regions, where she loves to share her insights with thoughtful travelers.

Ross Arnold

Ross Arnold is a popular communicator, teacher and lecturer who has been the featured speaker on several luxury trips. Ross is currently Founding Director and Senior Lecturer at the Lakeside Institute of Theology and Senior Pastor of Lakeside Presbyterian Church in Ajijic, Mexico. His areas of expertise range from world religions to the ancient and modern Middle East.

September 2019 Departure
Peter Bobrowsky, Smithsonian Journeys

Dr. Peter Bobrowsky is an anthropologist, archaeologist and geologist who has explored some 100 countries during his 40-year career as consultant, university scholar, mentor and research scientist. An elected Fellow to the Explorers Club of New York and the Geological Society of America, he is a current and former president of several international learned societies and NGOs. An expert in the last two million years of Earth history, he brings to life the crucial link between landscapes and society.

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This Expedition Includes:
  • Transportation on a private Boeing 757 and local aircraft according to the itinerary.
  • All meals , starting with the welcome dinner at the start of your journey to the last flight on the private jet.
  • Complete program of special events and activities , including extensive program of customized options at most destinations.
  • Enrichment program , including lectures by a team of experts.
  • Services of professional staff , including an expedition physician to assist you throughout the trip.
  • Cost of philanthropic activities as described in the brochure.
  • $100,000 medical evacuation insurance for covered reasons.
  • Bottled water throughout the program (during sightseeing, at scheduled meals and in your room).
  • All beverages, including liquor , aboard the private jet. Liquor during special events and cocktail parties on land. House wine and/or beer at lunch and dinner, and coffee, tea, milk and soft drinks at all scheduled meals on land.
  • Baggage handling during the expedition.
  • Tips and gratuities to local guides, drivers, porters and waitstaff.

Prices are in USD
Per Person
Double Occupancy

Single Supplement: $8,950. For solo travelers who prefer private accommodations. Your guest services manager can provide details.

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