INSPIRING ITINERARIES

SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION

THE MALDIVES

OVERWATER & UNDERWATER EXPERIENCE

 

The Maldives is a tropical destination in the Indian Ocean composed of 26 beautiful atolls made up of more than 1,000 coral islands. Known for its stunning white sand beaches, blue lagoons, and extensive reefs, the Maldives provide extraordinary diving and snorkeling opportunities and are perfect for adventure-filled family vacations or romantic getaways.

 

Head underwater to witness diverse marine life and extensive coral reefs, relax in your overwater bungalow or in a beach hammock, set sail through the islands or soar high above them, enjoy the calm lagoon waters and many water sports.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Relax in an overwater bungalow

  • Snorkel or Scuba Dive with Whales Sharks, Manta Rays, Sea Turtles and more

  • See vibrant color reefs

  • Enjoy a private picnic on a sandbank

  • Take a traditional dhoni sunset cruise

  • Experience the local culture

 

ITINERARY

 

DAY 1

Fly into the Maldives capital of Male, and escape, by private boat transfer, to your resort on a private island with all the amenities you desire to get you the true luxurious adventure that the Maldives has to offer. Check in to your resort and unwind in your overwater bungalow.

 

Day 2

Wake up with a rejuvenating beachside yoga class. Relax and enjoy your overwater bungalow with snorkeling off your private sun-deck. Go on a turtle adventure and take in the vibrant colors and the lively underwater world. Enjoy an evening cruise and an awe-inspiring sunset.

 

Day 3

Wake up to a private breakfast on your own private sun deck overlooking the pristine waters. Go parasailing, giving you a whole new perspective and spectacular view. Choose from big game fishing, traditional hand line fishing or a manta ray diving.

 

Day 4

Start the day with a picturesque kayaking through the surrounding crystal-clear waters. Visit nearby sandbars and enjoy a picnic or join a whale shark adventure tour and unwind with dinner and drinks overlooking the water.

 

Day 5

Enjoy a private lesson on the sea life that surrounds the islands, snorkel the nearby coral reefs or hop on a dive boat for offshore diving or a shark safari excursion.

 

Day 6

Enjoy your last day relaxing on the island, sailing aboard a catamaran, perhaps with an outdoor massage or simply a good book and spectacular views. Round the day with dinner and drinks by the beach.

 

Day 7

Say goodbye to the Maldives. Private transfer to Male to catch your flight home.

ALASKA

WILDLIFE & GLACIER CRUISE

 

 

Shaped by massive glaciers, Alaska presents spectacular landscapes, rugged untouched wilderness, beautiful waters, and remarkable wildlife encounters. Experience the uniqueness of Alaska on an 8-day cruise.  Cruise through waterways, inlets and wildlife-rich fjords. See wildlife up-close, hike, kayak and access places off-the-beaten-path. See a side of Alaska few visitors do.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit Glacier Bay, National Park

  • Haines history and adventure—hike, bike, or river float trip

  • Learn about Chilkat Tlingit Native culture

  • Wildlife Sightings—whales, Dall’s porpoise, sea lions, and black bears

  • Birdwatching—eagles, puffins, black oystercatchers, and other seabirds

  • Kayak, paddle board, and skiff in rugged wildlife-rich coves

  • Hike and beachcomb in Tongass National Forest

 

 

 

 

ITINERARY

 

DAY 1 Sitka – Embark

As you sail away, take in the unmistakable views of Mt. Edgecumbe—a volcanic wonder in its own right.

 

DAY 2 Krestof Sound / Nakwasina Sound

Shhh. If you don’t say a word, you can hear the sounds of these Sounds. You might even spot black bears on shore, sea lions and eagles, too. Slip into a kayak, nose along the shore in a skiff or head into the Tongass National Forest on foot with the expedition team. The possibilities are endless.

 

DAY 3 Icy Strait

Start your morning with on-deck with yoga stretches before exploring in and around Icy Strait. Glide through giant bullwhip kelp, skiff to a rocky outcropping to watch sea lions play, and join a forest hike with your top-notch guides. End this unforgettable day with a soak in the hot tub.

 

DAY 4 Glacier Bay National Park

Enter Glacier Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve, a truly unique place. Watch sea lions jockey for position among puffins, black oystercatchers, and other bears scrounge for food along the park’s inland shores. Motor deeper into the park to visit Margerie and Grand Pacific, two tidewater glaciers.sea birds at South Marble Island. See the mountain goats climb and

 

DAY 5 Chichagof Island

Heading for wildlife-rich Alaskan wilderness, get a close up look at local wildlife. Head out on a bushwhacking hike in the Tongass National Forest or board a skiff, eyes wide for bears on shore.

 

DAY 6 Lynn Canal | Captain’s Choice

This North America’s deepest fjord at over 2,000 feet was once a major route of Klondike gold rushers and is still, today, a busy inlet for humpbacks, orcas, Dall’s porpoise, Steller sea lions, salmon, halibut, and mischievous river otters. Look up, and you see bald eagles. Choose from several great adventures - go on a long paddling excursion, search tide pools for microscopic life or hike a shadow-filled forest.

 

DAY 7 Haines

The unofficial adventure capital of Alaska. In this bald eagle hotspot, choose from hiking to the top of Chilkat Peninsula or the shores of Chilkat Inlet and enjoy some of the best views. Or, raft along the Chilkat River on a float trip through the bald eagle preserve. Enjoy some free time exploring the town.

 

DAY 8 Juneau – Disembarkation

Enjoy your last breakfast with new friends, then disembark in Juneau for your transfer to the airport or continue your journey with on land adventures.

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

SAILING VACATION

 

Board your private yacht or sailboat and embark on a 7-day sailing vacation through the British Virgin Islands, one of the top sailing destinations in the world. Throw away your to-do list, soak in the sun, meander through the islands, explore the underwater world, search for sea turtles, stroll the white sand beaches, cheers the day away with stunning sunsets, relax and reconnect. Bring your family, closest friends or invite an entire group.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit the Baths on Virgin Gorda

  • Indulge in an Anegada lobster dinner

  • Sip on a famous painkiller

  • Snorkel the Indians. Explore the magnificent underwater world, beautiful fish and corals, search for sea turtles, snorkel wrecks.

  • Relax and have fun

 

ITINERARY

 

Day 1, Cooper Island

Depart Road Town, Tortola and head to Manchioneel Bay on Cooper Island, a beautiful island with a protected bay. Swim to Cistern Point for excellent snorkelling and turtle watching or relax on the beach. Dine ashore at the restaurant or barbeque on your boat and watching a stunning Caribbean sunset.

 

Day 2, Virgin Gorda Island

Head to Virgin Gorda where you will visit the famous Baths on the southern end. Spend time exploring the tunnels, caves and crystal-clear pools through the maze of massive boulders. Overnight on the northern end, home to several resorts where you can enjoy the beaches, snorkeling, and restaurants.

 

Day 3, Anegada Island

Get underway early and enjoy a scenic 2-4 hour cruise to Anegada, a favorite.

Anegada, a coral island, is completely different from all of the other islands. Relax on long endless beaches, spot pink Caribbean flamingos and indulge in a famous Anegada lobster dinner.

 

Day 4, Trellis Bay

Next stop is quaint Trellis Bay. Snorkel Monkey Point, home to many friendly yellowtail snappers, grunts, jacks and turtles, and enjoy an on board luncheon. Relocate to White Bay and pick up a mooring to enjoy the solitude and a spectacular sunset.
 

Day 5, Great Harbour
A BVI vacation is not complete without a visit to Jost Van Dyke, an island named after a Dutch pirate. Visit Soggy dollar and indulge in the famous painkiller. Great Harbour is an excellent overnight anchorage. Relax on the very protected beaches, perfect for the kids. Snorkel the coral reefs, and hike into the tall, rainforest covered hills behind Great Harbour. The shore is lined with restaurants and bars. 

 

Day 6, Norman Island

Head to Norman Island, also known as “Treasure Island”  and believed to be the inspiration for the book treasure island. Here you can snorkel the famous Indians where rock formations rise from the water and underwater wildlife abounds from colorful fish and coral reefs, shallow and deep waters. Also visit the caves, another great snorkeling spot and where the legend says that pirates buried treasure. Anchor and overnight at the Bight. On the beach, visit pirates bite, a lively, family-oriented beach bar and restaurant. A great place for a casual sit-down dinner and sundowners.

 

Day 7, Road Town

Sail back to Road Town and disembark.

SOUTH AFRICA & MOZAMBIQUE

WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERS

 

 

Africa has a lot to offer for many return visits. This itinerary takes you through South Africa, an incredibly diverse destination with cosmopolitan Cape Town, beaches, lush winelands, cliffs forest, lagoons, spectacular safari game viewing experiences. Off the coast of southern coast of Mozambique lie the Bazaruto Archipelago, a group of 6 islands within Bazaruto National Park known for their white-sand beaches. Relax on the beautiful beaches, immerse yourself in the culture, snorkel and dive the protected waters.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore Cosmopolitan Cape Town

  • Enjoy the sunset from Table Mountain

  • Visit and take in the magnificent sight of Cape Hope, the southernmost tip of Africa where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet

  • See the African penguin colony on Boulders Beach

  • Be Adventurous, go Cage Dive with Great White Sharks or watch them safely from the boat

  • Visit Kruger National Park for an authentic Safari experience and spot the Big 5 - The lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, Leopard, and Rhinoceros.

  • Relax in the turquoise waters off of Mozambique

  • Snorkel or dive with whale sharks, manta rays, leatherback turtles, humpback whales and the very rare dugong

 

ITINERARY

 

 

Day 1, Cape Town, South Africa

Arrive in Cape Town. Your driver will meet you and transfer you to your hotel. Choose to spend the day strolling through the Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, acclaimed as one of the great botanic gardens of the world or take a short ferry to the famous Robben Island, a cultural must-do when staying in Cape Town. Gain insight into South Africa's difficult history and enjoy the spectacular views across Cape Towns harbor.

 

Day 2, Cape Town, South Africa

Take the day to tour Cape Point at the south-western tip of Africa, where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. See African penguins at Boulder Beach and end the day with a sundowner atop Table Mountain.

 

Day 3 - Day 4, Cape Town, South Africa

Spend the day Scuba Diving with Great White Sharks in Ganzai Bay or explore South Africa’s Wine Country

 

Day 5 - Day 7, Kruger National Park, South Africa

Fly to Kruger National Park where you will stay in a luxurious lodge. Often times you hear of people waking up to the sights of a giraffe or zebra right outside of their porch. Enjoy the ultimate safari experience with game viewing on morning, afternoon and evening game drives. Look out for the Big 5 and other spectacular sites. Immerse yourself in the African Bush experience.

 

Day 8, Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique

Fly to Vilanculos in Mozambique. You will be met by your driver and escorted to your helicopter for your 10-minute transfer to the Bazaruto Archipelago. Enjoy the short ride to the tropical island and take in the breathtaking sites as you cross the Mozambique Channel. Settle in and relax on the white sand beaches and turquoise waters.

 

Day 9, Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique

Surrounded by premier diving sites, enjoy reef snorkeling or scuba diving the protected waters surrounding the island and encounter beautiful coral reefs, whale sharks, manta rays, leatherback turtles, humpback whales, and the very rare dugong.

 

Day 10, Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique

Enjoy another day of snorkeling, diving, deep sea fishing or just lounging and taking in the breathtaking sites. Go for a long walk on the beach or take a horseback ride along the shores. The choice is yours.

 

Day 11, Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique

Enjoy your last day relaxing on the beach, take a Land Rover island drive or a sundown cruise on a traditional Dhow.

 

Day 12, Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique

Depart to for your connecting flight to Johannesburg and your journey home.

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