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The Tropics to the Arctic: Abercrombie & Kent Private Jet Trip for 2017
February 24, 2016
Around the World by Private Jet: The Tropics to the Arctic explores destinations not yet on the radar of most travellers, from the Solomon Islands to the Philippines and Uzbekistan.
Travelling aboard an exclusively chartered private jet equipped with 50 fully lie-flat, first-class seats, A&K Private Jet Journeys allow guests to experience far more than a conventional itinerary -- with greater ease and access. With no long security lines in most destinations, connecting flights, delays or lost luggage, guests arrive at each airport just minutes before their scheduled departure time and fly directly to their next destination (with no layovers).
“Travelling around the world requires crossing many time zones, but we slow down the pace to provide more leisure time to fully enjoy each destination,” explains Abercrombie & Kent Founder, CEO and Chairman Geoffrey Kent. “We also include opportunities to dine at top local restaurants and offer a choice of “Design Your Day” activities to personalize the trip.”
The small group size of no more than 50 guests allows for privileged access and invitation-only events such as a curated “street market” experience in Cartagena, a special presentation of the Naadam Games, Mongolia's traditional contests of archery, wrestling and horsemanship, and a private bridal ceremony in the Solomon Islands – all arranged exclusively for A&K guests.
These journeys embody what makes private jet travel so rewarding: the utmost in convenience, luxury and inspiring insider access experiences.
Around the World by Private Jet: The Tropics to the Arctic (May 1 - 26, 2017)
Fort Lauderdale | Cartagena & Bogota, Colombia | Easter Island | Rangiroa, French Polynesia | Honiara, Solomon Islands | Cebu, Philippines | Gobi Desert, Mongolia | Samarkand, Uzbekistan | St. Petersburg, Russia | Reykjavik, Iceland | New York
This nearly month-long journey designed by Geoffrey Kent begins with eye-opening visits to Colombia and Easter Island. Then experience the cultural and natural treasures of French Polynesia and the Solomon Islands before continuing to the Philippines, one of the best places on earth to swim with whale sharks.
Experience a way of life on the Mongolian steppes which has changed little since the days of Genghis Khan, before exploring two iconic cities built by great conquerors, Samarkand (Tamerlane) and St. Petersburg (Peter the Great). Your adventure ends in Iceland, home to stunning natural wonders.
All of A&K's private jet journeys feature a privately chartered Icelandair Boeing 757-200ER with 50 custom-designed Italian leather seats equipped with a personal massage system, 4-way adjustable headrests and lumbar support, and a fully lie-flat bed more than 6.5' long (79” pitch). Additional seating enables each guest to socialize in comfort with their travel companions, while a full privacy screen and extra-high seat back provide undisturbed rest.
While on board, guests enjoy a fully stocked, open bar featuring top-shelf wine and spirits, in addition to an on-board chef who provides personalized, first class meal service. Completing this best-in-class in-flight experience is a flight crew who travels with the group throughout, learning personal preferences and helping to make the private aircraft a familiar and inviting home away from home.
Leading every Private Jet Journey is a Tour Director chosen from the ranks of A&K's international coterie of professionals, who orchestrates everything from start to finish, relying on a lifetime's worth of experience. A team of exceptional Tour Managers guarantee seamless service, while expert local guides reveal sights only locals know. A&K's mid-journey laundry service, Traveller's Valet®, allows guests to keep luggage light, while Travelling Bell Boy® service collects luggage from each room and ensures it is waiting at the next hotel.
Meals are more than just a chance to dine at the end of the day – they are a feast for the senses, with local entertainment and stunning natural backdrops that turn a meal into an event. Dine privately at the Yusupov Palace, with an exclusive opera and ballet performance. Join villagers in the Solomon Islands for a feast of roasted pig. Experience the ancient city of Samarkand at a private outdoor festival complete with dining, shopping and local entertainment.
Accommodations are always the best available, selected to reflect the destination's spirit and style. They may be historic hotels, lavish resorts or eco-friendly lodges, but all offer a distinctive sense of place, gracious hospitality and inspiring views. This is enhanced by the exclusive use of several properties, including Explora Rapa Nui. With a stay of three nights in most destinations, there is time to relax and appreciate the pristine beauty of the surroundings.
Abercrombie & Kent is one of the most experienced companies in the luxury private jet business, having designed and operated dozens of programs on a variety of luxury aircraft to destinations around the world, as well as custom-designed jet itineraries for families and private groups.
To learn more about Around the World by Private Jet: The Tropics to the Arctic (26 days, from $129,000 per person, double occupancy), contact your travel professional, go to
or call 800 554 7094 to speak to an A&K Travel Consultant.
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