With over 14 years' experience in creating bespoke holidays for our clients around the world, here we give you a selection of some of our favourite tailor-made itinerary ideas for a once-in-a-lifetime luxury holiday.
From rediscovering the USA and the wave of amazing new luxury boutique hotels that have recently sprung up there to enjoying the wildlife and phenomenal beaches of Asia, exploring the incredible and spectacular landscapes of South America and Australia, and tracking the Big Five in Africa, we help you explore our planet's last frontiers. Push your boundaries. Blow your mind. Experience a once-in-a-lifetime luxury holiday.
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An exciting itinerary that sees you basking on Brazilian beaches, living it up in Rio and Buenos Aires, tasting the best of Argentinean wine and stargazing in the Atacama Desert. And all this in some of the best hotels the continent has to offer.
A captivating country of intriguing contrasts - from the towering karsts of Halong Bay to the French-Asian streets of Hanoi, the misty mountains of Mai Chau to the white sand beaches of Phan Tiet – you’ll experience Vietnam in all its wonderful diversity on this luxury holiday.
Take this exhilarating coast to coast holiday in Australia to see the cities of Perth and Sydney, the wine region of Margaret River, and Ayers Rock in the awesome Red Centre before finishing with a luxury reef island stay on Lord Howe Island.
This luxury holiday is the perfect introduction to Malaysia and Borneo: combining unforgettable wildlife, with beautiful beaches and luxury in between. Deep in the heart of the rainforest, you’ll come face to face with orangutans, and seek out the pygmy elephant on a nature river cruise; then it’s on to Kuala Lumpur for its eclectic mix of culture, before enjoying total relaxation on the stunning private island of Tioman.
Rolling all of New Zealand’s highlights into one explosive holiday, this leisurely trip guides you from North to South Island on the ultimate self-drive adventure. Beginning in Auckland, you’ll journey to the thermal region of Rotorua, past the beauty and tranquillity of the Marlborough Sounds, and through the majestic scenery of Milford Sound. Enjoy the finest New Zealand food and wine along the way, and journey past some of the world’s most impressive landscapes.
Enjoy this Highlights of Colombia Luxury Holiday, which has you exploring the beautiful colonial towns of Cartagena and Bogota, the lush coffee region of Zona Cafetera and the untouched beaches of Colombia’s Tayrona National Park. Our advice? See Colombia now while it’s still wonderfully unspoiled!
On this New Zealand self-drive holiday, make the most of the awe-inspiring coastline, combining rugged beaches, estuaries, fiords, and wild frontiers. Bundling all of New Zealand’s scenic glory into one three-week extravaganza, this action-packed holiday is steadily paced to avoid feeling rushed. Along the way you’ll encounter prolific thermal activity, witness incredible birdlife and native wildlife, and enjoy an overnight cruise on the remote Doubtful Sound.
If you love the idea of a city and beach escape in Malaysia, and want an island hideaway that’s got a chilled-out and boho vibe, then this luxury holiday will definitely appeal. Throw yourself into Kuala Lumpur with its eclectic culture, colourful Hindu temples, and tantalising street-food, before shaking off the city at the escapist’s island paradise, Tioman Island.
This itinerary is perfect for honeymooners or couples seeking a luxury self-drive holiday in South Africa. Starting in the Mother City of Cape Town, you’ll journey along the spectacular Garden Route, embarking upon an overland adventure through this diverse country - all while staying at some of the most sought after addresses that South Africa has to offer.
On this luxury holiday in Miami and the Florida Keys, you'll start off on Miami's famous South Beach, before hitting the incredible Overseas Highway, which runs all the way to the Florida Keys. A world away from the mainland, you’ll hop from key to key and relax in ultra-exclusive island hideaways, before enjoying the chilled-out Tiki bars, famous conch-shell chowder, and amazing diving and snorkelling.
Encounter two totally contrasting but equally stunning US national parks on this ultra-luxurious holiday. Staying at stunningly located Aman retreats, you’ll experience the Grand Canyon and arid deserts of the south, before travelling to the rugged Rocky Mountains and beautiful National Parks of Teton and Yellowstone in the North.
This luxury holiday to Australia gives you all the classics: combine a stay in the cosmopolitan heart of Sydney with a fascinating tour of the mesmeric Ayers Rock, before heading to Lizard Island on the tip of the Great Barrier Reef.
Hopping from Antigua to St Barths, you’ll be spoilt with twice the beaches, twice the activities and twice the pampering while staying at two of the Caribbean’s most exclusive hotels.
This luxury honeymoon achieves the perfect balance of culture and beach time: sampling street food from the back of a vintage Vespa in Saigon, drift through the floating markets of the Mekong Delta and end on a high note by stretching out on the beaches of the flawless archipelago, Con Dao.
Ideal for couples and families with active, adventurous children, this itinerary will take you from the depths of the desert, to the country’s highest peak and down to the beautiful beaches of the Gulf of Oman. Welcome to Oman’s wild heart.
There’s so much to love about this luxury holiday in Chile, combining mind-blowing scenery, cool cities and award-winning luxury hotels. All in all, this ultimate Chile holiday promises nature, culture and adventure in one unforgettable trip.
For discerning safari-goers, we’ve put together something that’s a little bit unusual, and with high-spec design lodges that you wouldn’t necessarily expect in Africa. First off, the Phinda Private Game Reserve in KwaZulu Natal, where you’ll encounter the Big Five, and have a totally unique experience amidst its rarefied sand-forest environment, followed by a chic and contemporary beach hideaway in Mozambique: the beautiful White Pearl.
The journey from the Cape of Good Hope to Cape Horn was once only undertaken by the bravest of sailors, who risked their lives in the turbulent waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Now, a nine hour flight links captivating Cape Town to buzzing Buenos Aires, allowing visitors to enjoy some of the finest food and wine on earth, as well as two of the world’s most stylish and cosmopolitan cities.
This luxury holiday to Australia packs in many of the highlights of this exciting destination in one five star package Down Under. Tick off the Australian bucket list and relish in this country of contrasts, from the cosmopolitan cities of Sydney and Melbourne, to the jaw-dropping landscapes surrounding Ayers Rock, and the tropical paradise at the Whitsundays and Great Barrier Reef.
Today, the lost city of the Incas has well and truly been found, with the main trail up to the Andean treasure of Machu Picchu now well-used by Peru's adventurous visitors. On this trek though, you'll reach it by an alternative Inca trail, and rather than sleeping under canvas, you’ll stay in some charming lodges as you hike further and further up into the mountains. You'll also take in the beautiful city of Cusco, where you’ll find a fantastic amalgamation of Incan and colonial architecture and influences.
If you’re going to San Francisco, it would be madness not to combine it with the hotter than hot Baja California. From the bohemian playground of San Fran, to an A-List beach retreat on the tip of Mexico's peninsula, this itinerary is a fun fusion between culture, sightseeing, and pure, un-adulterated pampering.
On this luxury Malaysia holiday, you’ll begin in the slick and futuristic metropolis of Singapore, and discover just how much the city has to offer with its fascinating melting pot of cultures, vibrant Chinatown, and famous chilli-crab. Then, for a total contrast, you’ll steal away to much sought-after beach retreat, The Datai, where you’ll be totally enveloped by rainforest on the island of Langkawi.
Sandwiched between the cities of Adelaide and Melbourne, this luxury Australia holiday will take you on a discovery to one of the world’s most scenic coastal drives: the Great Ocean Road. This unforgettable road trip passes the famous Twelve Apostles and the Shipwreck Coast, where you’ll go on bushwalking adventures, ride the surf, and sample local wines in the picturesque winelands; all while staying at some of the best boutique B&B’s along the way.
This active itinerary is one for those looking for an African adventure that comes with healthy dose of style and sophistication, taking in the buzzing city of Cape Town, some of South Africa’s very best vineyards and a spot of wildlife-watching while staying at a luxury safari lodge.
A spectacular road-trip through the national parks of America’s southwest, this self-drive holiday starts and ends in sparkling Las Vegas, with a loop of epic desert scenery in between. Drive from Utah’s Zion National Park, through the classic Western backdrop of Monument Valley, and finish at Arizona’s deservedly famous and iconic Grand Canyon.
Italian beach or Italian Lakes? With this Italy holiday itinerary you don’t need to compromise. We take you to Rome for two culture-infused days before flying you to Sardinia where you’ll stay at boutique belle Coluccia Hotel and Beach Club. Finally, we fly you to Milan and on to the Grand Ville d’Este on the banks of Lake Como. Bellissimo.
An ancient kingdom of dramatic landscapes, Moorish cities and legends, mystical Morocco enchants visitors with its charms. This hugely-varied holiday highlights the very best of the country, taking in buzzing Marrakech, the sprawling Atlas Mountains, a night in the Sahara and the bazaars of Fes.
This Classic Chile Holiday itinerary delivers eye-popping scenery from the awesome Torres del Paine National Park, the lush green vineyards of Chile’s famous wine region and the jaw-dropping Atacama Desert. Pack your binoculars.
Taking you down to the depths of the ocean to meet the turtles, rays and whale sharks of the Mesoamerican Reef, then into the heart of jungle to see jaguars, monkeys and Mayan ruins, this wildlife, culture and diving holiday in Guatemala and Belize ticks all the boxes for a Caribbean adventure.
A luxury Croatian island hopper that has you living it up in the best hotels while you catch some culture, hit the water and simply relax, Dalmatian style.
This luxury holiday to Australia wraps up the best of New South Wales in one easy self-drive: from the white beaches of Byron Bay to the wine mecca of Hunter Valley and hiking in the Blue Mountains to the culture and buzz of Sydney.
This luxury holiday follows the coast of California right down into the Baja Peninsula of Mexico. Starting in San Francisco, you will drive down the spectacular Highway One to Santa Monica in Los Angeles, before flying down to Mexico’s Los Cabos and embarking on a week-long luxury cruise of the Sea of Cortez and finishing with three nights on the beach.
This luxury holiday gives you a fantastic overview of diverse and spectacular Indonesia: dipping you in to its extraordinary wildlife, majestic temples, and idyllic beaches – not to mention some of the best diving and snorkelling in the world. Get ready for an unforgettable sun-rise over Mount Bromo; see orangutans deep in the rainforest, and explore the legendary Borobudur temple, before you shed all traces of the real world at the beautiful Kura Kura island resort.
Ditch the smart-phone; sling your watch over-board, and log-off from the modern world on this blissfully barefoot beach escape. For ten nights you’ll stay at the charming and electricity-free hideaway, Guludo Beach Lodge, where you’ll get to hang out with the locals; relax on the north coast’s idyllic beaches, and generally fall in love with captivating Mozambique.
Explore the best that Guatemala and Honduras have to offer, with an exotic holiday adventure to its tropical rainforest, Mayan ruins and coral reefs. You’ll visit colourful colonial towns, climb ancient ruins and mingle with forest life, topping things off with a stay on the palm-fringed beaches of a tropical Caribbean island.
Ever watched a documentary about chimps and gorillas, and been captivated by how human-like they are? Imagine actually seeing them in their natural environment: holding your breath as they come closer, and perhaps exchanging a knowing glance. This privileged Rwanda experience is definitely worth the trek – not least for the mountain views.
This action-packed expedition along Brazil’s spectacular north coast will have you exploring pristine beaches and electric blue lagoons by 4x4, getting up close and personal with caiman and monkeys and, for the most adventurous, trying out sand boarding on magnificent, rolling white sand dunes. You’ll catch your breath only to have it taken away again at the awe-inspiring techni-coloured pools of Grandes Lençois, the magical climax to an incredible journey...
For cities and beaches of equally epic proportions, this East Coast escape will satisfy all your holiday cravings. Start off in New York City, and feel dwarfed by this fast-paced urban jungle. Then, for a total contrast, hit Miami’s famous beaches for partying, art-deco architecture, and a laid-back Latino vibe.
Hop aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express and enjoy one of the world’s most legendary and luxurious train journeys on your honeymoon, before staying in some of Italy’s most iconic hotels in two of its most beautiful cities- Venice and Florence- on this quintessential Italian holiday.
Northern Chile's landscapes aren’t just stunning under-foot: look up and you’ll find some of the clearest and most spell-binding night skies in the world. For the ultimate stargazing experience, you’ll be staying in a cooler-than-cool geodesic tent (telescopes included!) and then it’s on to the legendary lunar landscapes of the Atacama Desert. Anything else to home in on? Some of Chile’s hidden stars, including surf and seafood heaven on the Concón coast.
Taking in piazzas and palaces, basilicas and boutiques, remnants of the renaissance and Roman ruins, this ultra-exclusive itinerary does both substance and style. Travelling from Milan to Tuscany via the Italian Lakes and Portofino, you’ll visit the cities, landscapes and coastline that give Italy its grace - taking a lesson in Tuscan gastronomy and staying in Italy’s chicest hotels along the way.
On this ultra-luxurious Indonesian odyssey, you’ll explore the world’s largest archipelago: not only sailing, diving, and snorkelling, but taking the time to relax and bask in this area of pristine natural beauty. Absolutely everything is included on this holiday, including food and all activities, but the real treat is getting to meet Komodo dragons, and enjoying a whole week at the secret island paradise of Nihiwatu.
This luxury holiday to Tasmania showcases the dramatic landscape, scenery, wildlife and history of this compact island. Starting in Australia’s smallest state capital, Hobart, you will discover stunning beach locations along the way, visiting world heritage listed Cradle Mountain and cruising on the mighty Gordon River to the notorious Sarah Island.
On this active holiday you’ll make the very most of rural Peru, indulging in both its natural and cultural treasures. As well as taking the train up to the ancient city of Machu Picchu, you’ll take on the stunning Urubamba Canyon by raft and explore the Sacred Valley on foot and by mountain bike, venturing past glistening glaciers, snow-capped peaks and pre-Inca salt mines. You’ll end your trip in Cusco, a charming city high up in the Andes that’s dotted with beautiful cathedrals, plazas and Inca-built walls.
This diverse itinerary is ideal for couples seeking an exclusive getaway. Go on a game spotting adventure in the Sabi Sands reserve, soak up sweeping ocean vistas from the coastal town of Umhlanga, and brush up on your South African history at the Battlefields, learning about the Battle of Blood River and how the British Troops battled with the many Zulu tribes during King Shaka Zulu’s regime.
If you want to combine safari and beach on your luxury Africa holiday, but don’t want too many flights and transfers, then this Mozambique adventure is ideal. In Gorongosa National Park, you may not get to tick off The Big Five, but you will get to experience a burgeoning safari hot-spot that’s brimming with diverse wildlife, before total relaxation and a taste of Mozambique’s history at rustic Coral Lodge 15.41.
Swim, sunbathe, wine-taste and sightsee your way around Croatia, setting sail from Dubrovnik, head north for Korcula, Hvar and Split before returning south to Orebic on a holiday that goes entirely at your own pace and to your taste.
Kicking off in the cosmopolitan city of Melbourne, this leisurely luxury self-drive holiday takes you through the Grampians National Park with its rugged mountain ranges, and along the spectacular Great Ocean Road, a scenic route hugging Australia’s south-eastern coastline. Travelling through the wineries and picturesque countryside of the Mornington Peninsula, you’ll circle back to Melbourne for a final night on this brilliant Victoria road trip.
Roll like a Rockefeller; style-it up like Jackie O, and revel in the playgrounds of the New York State elite on this “high society” holiday. Starting in New York, you’ll stay at Art Deco hotel, The Surrey, for jazz-age romance and speakeasy cocktail-making, before joining the bright young things in The Hamptons, relishing the great outdoors at the Rockefeller’s former hunting lodge, and enjoying the history, amazing cuisine, and thoroughly decadent lifestyle of upstate New York.
This holiday sees you cruising the waters of the Galapagos aboard the M/Y Galapagos Seaman Journey, marvelling at giant tortoises, penguins, sea lions and marine iguanas – and finishes with horse riding, hiking and mountain biking in the spectacular Ecuadorian Andes.
Take your time on this luxury desert adventure: drifting from village to village and relaxing in the garden oases of traditional kasbahs, channelling Berber history as you camp under the stars, and basking in the solitude of Morocco’s endless desert landscapes.
On this luxury trip you’ll be seeing Guatemala and Belize in style, on an exclusive Francis Ford Coppola hotel hop. Begin your trip in colonial Antigua, and continue to scenic Flores, before exploring the rainforest, pools and reefs of diverse Belize.
For adventurous sea lovers, this itinerary delivers the ultimate sailing experience. Now, you can explore the beautiful untouched islands of the Indonesian Archipelago aboard a traditional sail boat, the 12-berth Tiger Blue, and enjoy some of the most exciting diving and snorkelling in the world. We round off your trip with a luxury stay on-land.
Discover hidden islands by luxury yacht, conquer the desert by 4x4, journey through spectacular mountains and explore magical coral reefs on this incredible journey into Oman.
This honeymoon idea is perfect for those seeking a dose of la dolce vita in one of Italy’s most romantic destinations, the beautiful Amalfi coast, before ending up on the dazzling, white sand of Cocoa Island in the Maldives. We’re in love.
This epic honeymoon is the ultimate US road trip: taking in some of North America’s most dazzling and iconic sights. From hedonistic Las Vegas, you’ll drive through the north of California, and right down to the surfer beaches of Orange County. Get ready to hike through breathtaking Yosemite National Park, feel the wind in your hair as you cruise the legendary Big Sur ocean road, and toast an unforgettable honeymoon in the Napa Valley wine region.
This luxury Botswana adventure is a real connoisseur’s safari, promising both amazing game and stunningly diverse landscapes. From the arid Nxai Pan, where the famous ‘Baines Baobabs’ cast their bulging shadows, you’ll then have a total contrast in the watery world of the Okavango Delta, before an adrenaline packed finale in predator-rich Kwando.
The vast Patagonian steppe is a trekker's paradise with mile upon mile of jagged mountains, turquoise rivers, and glacial lakes to explore on foot. With luxury lodges as your base, this trip gives you the chance to experience some of the most inspiring scenery in the world: including the magnificent Perito Moreno glacier.
Incorporating two of Chile’s biggest draws, this adventure holiday is guaranteed to blow your mind. Experience some of the most beautiful landscapes you’ve ever seen: deep in the Atacama Desert, with its mesmerising volcano sunsets, and the surreal Valle de la Luna. After this, you’ll be dropped on ‘the navel of the world:’ the ultra-remote island of Rapa Nui, where giant Moai statues have captivated generations of travellers.
Follow in the footsteps of Marco Polo: from glamorous Venice, to the tiny Croatian island of Korcula where the legendary merchant traveller is said to have resided.
With direct flights from London, world class guides, and largely undiscovered game reserves, Zambia is the ideal luxury safari destination. The South Luangwa offers serious game viewing with some of Africa’s best walking guides, while the Lower Zambezi is a glorious waterside safari experience. Cap this off with a couple of nights at Victoria Falls, and we think you’ve got a pretty perfect itinerary.
For a honeymoon that’s relaxed, luxurious, but really quite different, we love the magical Malaysian Peninsula. On this wonderfully exotic escape, you’ll dine in the mangroves amongst thousands of glowing fireflies; cycle through fragrant tea plantations in the Cameron Highlands, and soak up the melee of cultures in Kuala Lumpur. All this, plus blissful beach time at the end – and of course, the very best in hand-picked hotels.
Decadent yet understated, this luxury holiday to New York, Newport, and The Hamptons will have you gallivanting Gatsby-style: from the bright lights of the city, to the Gilded-Age mansions on Rhode Island and the dusk-til-dawn beach parties in The Hamptons.
Like stepping into the pages of Italian Vogue, Italy’s fashion capital Milan is a must for any designer-addict, and having got your hit of this season’s couture, the old-school glamour and stunning backdrop of Lake Como is made for flaunting your investments.
The journey across Bolivia’s blindingly white salt flats dotted with multi-coloured lakes, giant cacti and black granite rocks used to be a backpacker-only route. Not any more. This adventurous itinerary takes in Rio, the Atacama Desert and on to Bolivia in customary Exsus style.
Experience this authentic Outback adventure, travelling in a private tour group on your own exclusive jet. Exploring quintessential Outback locations by plane and by boat - including Kakadu, the Kimberley, The Olgas and Ayers Rock, plus the stunning MacDonnell Ranges and famous Birdsville - this luxury holiday delivers a unique perspective on Australia.
An all-encompassing itinerary which takes in Peru’s many highlights: the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, the beautiful colonial towns of Lima and Cusco, and – for a total contrast – the Peruvian Amazon. Throughout this exhilarating itinerary, you'll have plenty of time to relax and acclimatise to the high altitude.
This is the luxury holiday with bells on - secluded beaches, awesome national parks, historic cities and glamorous harbours throughout Croatia and Montenegro.
This active itinerary is one for those looking for a holiday on horseback. Beginning in the Ecuador’s elegant colonial capital, Quito, you’ll head into the magical Ecuadorian wilderness for a week in the saddle, exploring gorges, forests and plains, and treading past huge lagoons, snow-capped volcanoes, ancient Incan forts and fascinating traditional villages. Each night you’ll stay in a different hacienda tucked away in the most spectacular of natural environments. Let the ride begin...
If you’re at all curious about wildlife, then gorilla trekking is a must. One of Africa’s most varied, rewarding and fascinating experiences is just a flight or two away. After the exertion and exhilaration of your trek fly down to Zanzibar, to snooze on the island’s sandy shores and explore the winding alleyways of Stone Town.
On this action-packed holiday, explore the Amazon rainforest and its colourful inhabitants, from parrots to monkeys. Then there are the rugged landscapes of Ecuador's highlands, and the stunning islands and exotic wildlife of the Galapagos... this is one for nature and animal lovers.
Soak up the markets at La Paz, a city of fascinating extremes, take in the surreal landscapes of the Uyuni salt flats and explore the faded glory of Potosi. This is not a destination for luxury hotels; the luxury in Bolivia is the experience of being here.
Namibia is a photographer's dream and adventurer's paradise. Stunning landscapes, nomadic tribes and rare endangered animals make for an incredible journey into the wilderness. Take to the air to experience the dramatic scenery from above and witness one of the most remote and inaccessible places on earth.
This is one of those once-in-a-lifetime trips that will stay with you forever. The frozen continent is home to whales, seals and thousands of penguins as well as awe-inspiring scenery, spectacular sunsets and magnificent ice formations. We include a few nights in Buenos Aires as well as some time to relax at an Argentinean wine lodge after the expedition.
With South East Asia’s tallest mountain, and much myth and legend surrounding its ancient tribes, Borneo is irresistible for intrepid explorers. On this luxury Borneo adventure holiday, you’ll climb Mount Kinabalu just in time for sunrise, and have the privilege of staying with one of the country’s last remaining long-house tribes.
On this active Indonesia holiday, you won’t just see the country’s majestic sites, but get to experience them in the most invigorating and unforgettable ways. This involves riding past the Java’s Borobudur temple on elephant-back, cycling through rice paddies to the lesser explored temple of Prambanan, and taking a gentle trek to the turquoise crater lake at the Ijen Plateau. Finally on Bali, you’ll stay in a diving hot-spot, and have the chance to go white-water rafting in the adventure capital of Ubud.
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