Following four months of careful curation, leading aircraft charter specialist, Air Charter Service (ACS), has launched the first in its ‘Time Well Spent’ series of specially designed private jet travel itineraries. Satisfying widespread sentiments surrounding lost time due to the pandemic, the packages have been crafted by best-selling author and time design expert, James Wallman, along with a team of private aviation experts, to create the most rewarding travel experience in as little time as possible. The first ‘Journey To The End Of The World’ itinerary (with ‘Across The Top Of The World’ to follow) offers a truly exceptional luxury travel experience through Chile, Argentina and Bolivia.
The itinerary has been meticulously designed using James Wallman’s theories and is made seamless through private aviation. Private jet travel saves 85% of total travel time for the trip, with 23 hours travel by private jet versus 163 hours flying by commercial airlines. This allows for a two-week trip that makes better use of time but creates no less of an experience - saving at least seven days’ worth of travel via alternative modes of transport.
James Wallman comments: “This series of itineraries is based on the STORIES framework from my book, ‘Time And How To Spend It’ - so that travelers who select these itineraries will not only take a break from their norm, but will embark on a life-affirming journey that provides them with show-stopping memories and stories. The ‘STORIES’ checklist stands for Story, Transformation, Outside & Offline, Relationships, Intensity, Extraordinary, and Status & Significance – a trip based on this checklist ensures you are adding to your personal development and avoiding ‘empty’ experiences.
“‘Once in a lifetime’ is a terrible cliché. As is ‘off the beaten track’. But when else will you, and how else could you, take in so much in so little time? Take this trip and you’ll come home with the sort of stories that’ll not only make your friends’ eyes open wide.”
The Itinerary – ‘Journey To The End Of The World’
Featuring views, stop-off points and stories that are only possible for those flying by private jet, the itinerary takes travelers through bucket-list South American destinations – all in two weeks. Travelers will discover Easter Island’s monolithic Moai statues, Patagonia, an active volcano in Chile and an overnight camper van stay on Bolivia’s salt flats.
Using the STORIES checklist, Wallman explains: “To give you a few examples, the full itinerary includes an Intensity element by trekking on the active Villarrica Volcano - one of the many activities in the itinerary that are Outside & Offline. It features standout beginnings and endings as part of the Extraordinary element of STORIES, as the trip begins at San Pedro de Atacama with a star specialist. This is one of the world's best places for astrotourism because of its clear skies and the Milky Way is so bright there that it casts shadows. The Extraordinary element concludes as the trip ends at the Bolivian Salt Flats - exceptionally memorable at ground level during the day with flats that mirror the sky.”
Gavin Copus, Global Business Development Director at Air Charter Service, comments: “Working to your own schedule by flying by private jet, a stop at Easter Island will be free of unnecessary downtime, where you can head straight to the airport after catching the sunset. Likewise, at the salt flats, guests will fly directly into Uyuni, saving around 24 hours’ travel time via commercial airlines, where you would probably have to fly through Santa Cruz with additional night stops.
“Magical highlights that are only made possible by private jet include timing the flight between Temuco and Ushaia so that passengers arrive at Ushaia at sunset, observing the Andes Mountains on the portside of the plane in the light of the setting sun. Moreover, when traveling from Puerto Natales to Santiago, the schedule is purposefully set through private aviation so that travelers can stop off at the Perito Moreno glacier – a UNESCO World Heritage Site that towers over the water. This would usually take 48 hours by scheduled flight and would entail a 4-5 hour stop at El Calafate, as we are able to see something that would not even be possible if flying commercially. Through private aviation and supported by James Wallman’s STORIES time design, we can visit extraordinary destinations in a shorter space of time – but in a more comfortable, direct manner.”
The ‘End Of The World’ itinerary is available to any new or existing ACS customers, as well as travel agents. For more information, to view the itinerary in full or to book, please visit: www.aircharterservice.com/about-us/news-features/blog/time-well-spent-journey-to-the-end-of-the-world