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.
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.
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.
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!
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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!