Business Class holiday: South America, Australia, NZ, Tahiti & the Maldives

Tailor-made holidays
Duration (in days): 61

From: UK - Cusco

To: Maldives - UK

From

£19,725

Inc. International flights (per person, based on 2 sharing) 
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Overview

Travel the world in style with our 2 month round the world Business Class holiday packed with once-in-a-lifetime experiences! Visit a selection of the new world’s finest wine regions in Chile, Argentina and New Zealand and enjoy the gourmet local cuisine here.

This holiday visits 4 continents and 7 countries in just over 8 weeks, travelling internationally in business class for ultimate comfort. South America takes you back in time as you trek the Inca Trail to the see sunrise over Machu Picchu and wonder over the Moai head statues in Easter Island. The bucket-list experiences don’t stop in South America however; enjoy a scenic road trip along New Zealand’s food and wine trail before heading over to Australia. Pack in a visit to Uluru and the Red Centre, snorkel over the Great Barrier Reef and stroll through Daintree’s ancient rainforest.

Along the way, we’ve included some dreamy beaches with luxurious stays in French Polynesia and the Maldives.

This itinerary can be tailored to suit your requirements please contact one of our consultants to start planning your dream trip.

This holiday includes

  • International flights
  • All transfers
  • Accommodation throughout
  • Excursions as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Car hire in Australia & New Zealand

Highlights

  • Trek the famous Inca Trail in Peru
  • Sample delicious wines in both Chile & Argentina
  • Explore the impressive and mysterious Moai statues on Easter Island
  • Stay in an overwater suite on the French Polynesian island of Taha’a
  • Self-drive New Zealand’s wine trail sampling delicious cuisine and local drops as you go
  • Spend 3 nights in a luxury lodge in the Daintree Rainforest of Northern Queensland
  • Look out in awe over the iconic site of Uluru in the Red Centre of Australia
  • Visit the famous Margaret River wine growing region in Western Australia
  • Experience hectic Hong Kong with a 3 night stopover
  • Relax with a week in 5* luxury in the Maldives
Itinerary

Business Class holiday: South America, Australia, NZ, Tahiti & the Maldives | map

Day 1: Depart UK

Depart the UK from your chosen airport.


Days 2-9: Ancient Peru: Cusco, Sacred Valley & the Inca Trail

Your first stop is Peru. Experience ancient Peru, Cusco, the Sacred Valley and the Inca Trail on this week-long journey through the county’s historical sites. Enjoy a night in the Sacred Valley before trekking the ancient Inca Trail, one of the most popular treks in the world. As you walk, you’ll pass through beautiful mountain scenery, sub-tropical jungle and cloud-forest taking the path once walked by the Incas. After 3 nights spent camping along the Inca Trail, your reward will be the chance to see the sunrise at Machu Picchu, before heading back to Cusco for a 1-night stay to complete your time in Peru.

Machu Picchu, Peru

Days 9-16: Santiago to Mendoza  

Your next destination is Chile, where we’ve included our 8-day tour from Santiago to Mendoza. Arriving in the capital - Santiago, you’ll spend 2 nights in a wine valley just outside the city discovering the local wines with the backdrop of stunning views across the valleys, before making your way to the bohemian city of Valparaiso for the night.

Back in Santiago, you’ll spend 2 nights here with plenty of opportunities to explore the capital. Head to the vibrant barrio Brazil to experience great restaurants, popular with the locals. Next, a scenic drive through the Andes will bring you to Mendoza, Argentina; a region is dotted with countless vineyards. Our guided tour to the bodegas gives you a chance to sample the finest wines, including the popular local Malbec.

Enjoy a full day guided tour to the bohemian city of Valparaiso

Days 17-20: Easter Island   

Continuing your Chilean adventure, you now have 4 days on Easter Island, one of the most remote and uninhabited islands in the world, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Home to a mysterious and enigmatic civilization that has fascinated visitors for hundreds of years, Easter Island is perhaps most famous for its giant ‘Moai’ statues of heads. We’ve included a luxury 3-night stay at the luxury Explora Rapa Nui hotel, which offers a fully-inclusive experience complete with all meals and drinks, luxury service, transfers and fully guided tours.

Visit Ahu Tongariki - the largest platform on the island

Days 21-27: French Polynesia: Taha’a stay

You’re almost halfway through your trip now and it’s time for a little beach break. We’ve included 5 nights in the South Pacific paradise of French Polynesia! Our luxury Taha’a island stay takes you to the ‘vanilla isle’ of Taha’a, known for its pristine secluded beaches and the aroma of vanilla orchids that lingers all over the island. Staying in a boutique, 5* resort in an overwater suite for 5 nights, you’ll have the chance to swim in the turquoise waters, relax on the white sand beaches and recharge your batteries ready for your upcoming adventure in New Zealand!

Relax on one of the flawless white sand beaches


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Days 28-36: New Zealand’s wine trail      

Your self-drive along New Zealand’s wine trail begins with a stay in Auckland, and from here, you’ll explore the cultural heart of New Zealand. You’ll pass through Rotorua (home of the Maori Hangi feast) before reaching Napier and Hawke’s Bay, an area renowned for its gourmet food, world-class wineries and art-deco architecture. Journey on to the Wairarpa wine region with its lush landscapes and charming boutique wineries.

Continuing to the Marlborough Region at the tip of the South Island, you’ll encounter yet more spectacular scenery and arguably the best wineries in all of New Zealand. Enjoy local wines and sumptuous seafood on your relaxing cruise through the Sounds. Finally, you’ll head down to Blenheim through a rich patchwork of farming land to reach the capital of South Island, Christchurch, to end your New Zealand road trip.

Explore the famous Hawkes Bay region


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Days 36-42: Australia: Luxury North Queensland

From New Zealand, head over to Australia! Your trip begins in North Queensland with an arrival into Cairns. We’ve included our Luxury North Queensland itinerary here to ensure your Australian adventure gets off to a great start. Spend 3 nights in a 5* resort in Port Douglas, a seaside town rich in boutique shops, local cafes and superb restaurants. It’s also the perfect jumping-off point for trips to the Great Barrier Reef, so we’ve included a full day boat trip out to the reef. North Queensland is one of the only places in the world to have stunning beaches right next to lush rainforests and with the next 3 nights in Silky Oaks, the luxury rainforest lodge. From here you can get out and explore this fascinating region, rich in colour and wildlife.

Take a nap in your hammock
                        

Days 42-46: Red Centre

The next highlight of your trip is the ‘Red Centre’ of Australia, home to the most culturally significant site in the country, Uluru. This giant sandstone monolith holds great significance to Aboriginal culture and is located in the heart of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. We’ve includ5-day5 day package here encompassing Alice Springs, Uluru and Kings Canyon. Your trip includes accommodation in hotels or permanent tents, all transport and experienced guides to ensure you make the most of your time here.

Watch the ever-changing colours of Uluru at sunset

Days 46-51: Perth & the wine region      

It’s over to the West Coast now with our road trip from Perth to Margaret River including the wine region. A ‘foodie’ heaven, this region is home to over 120 wine producers and food producers – a great place to help you relax into your trip and sample plenty of gourmet fare. Your final stop is Pemberton where the scenery changes completely; we’ve included a stay in a forest retreat overlooking the lake.

Margaret River is home to over 120 wine producers

Days 52-55: Hong Kong Stopover 

Explore the diverse city of Hong Kong with our 4 day stopover package. To make things easy, we've included 3 nights’ accommodation, return airport transfers and the iconic 'Symphony of Lights' cruise. So whether you plan to shop in the malls or markets, stroll through the streets that are brightly lit by neon signs, or take the Peak Tram up to Victoria Peak for panoramic views over the city's tallest towers - you'll find this tour offers everything you need to enjoy this Asian city.

Top tip: Avoid the queues by taking a taxi up to Victoria Peak

Days 55-61: Maldives

The final stop on your business class round the world trip is a luxurious week in the Maldives, in the Indian Ocean. Swaying palms, white sands and ultimate relaxation awaits you as you land at your 5* island resort. Relish a well-earned rest after your action packed adventure around the globe; soak up the sun around the pool, sample delicious cuisine in the island restaurants and enjoy a cocktail or two as you watch the sun set during this week long escape to paradise!

Take your pick of dreamy island resorts!
Info

This itinerary is purely a suggestion and can be tailor-made to your requirements, so please contact us with your dates and requests and we’ll put together a bespoke quotation for you.

What's included: 

  • Business Class international flights
  • Domestic flights in French Polynesia (Economy class)
  • Airport transfers as specified
  • Accommodation throughout
  • Car hire in Australia and New Zealand
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Excursions as mentioned in the itineraries

Not included: 

  • Visa arrangements
  • Any meals not mentioned
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities
Accommodation

55 nights in a combination of 3-5* hotels, luxury lodges and hotels, permanent tents.

  • Explora Rapa Nui, Easter Island

  • Taha’a Island Resort, French Polynesia

  • Velassaru, Maldives


This trip includes a wide range of accommodation options, these can range from 3.5* hotels through to luxury lodges, all accommodation is tailor-made especially for you, so if you would prefer to upgrade the entire route please speak to your consultant.

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