Explore ten of the world’s most iconic destinations on Around the World classic. Filled with UNESCO World Heritage sites, incredible wildlife and opportunities for cultural immersion, this 25-day itinerary is truly a journey of a lifetime. Witness the wonders of nature on the Serengeti Plain and while snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef. Walk ancient corridors in the Lost City of Petra and discover the majestic work of the Inca at Machu Picchu. Gaze at humankind’s greatest monument to love—the Taj Mahal—and wonder at the enigmatic moai of Easter Island.
Meet fellow travelers, your expert trip leaders and dedicated guest services staff for a welcome dinner at the hotel.
Hotel: The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes
DAYS 2 – 4 (MAIN PROGRAM)
CUSCO AND MACHU PICCHU, PERU
Explore historic Cusco and the Inca ruins of Chinchero before traveling on the privately chartered Hiram Bingham train through the Sacred Valley of the Urubamba to the mountaintop stronghold of Machu Picchu.
Hotel: Belmond Palacio Nazarenas
DAYS 2 – 4 (ALTERNATE PROGRAM)
NORTH COAST, PERU
If you’ve already visited Machu Picchu, or prefer lower altitude, consider traveling to Peru’s North Coast, a region filled with stunning natural scenery, deeply rooted traditions and archaeological wonders from several pre-Inca cultures. Guests choosing this alternate will travel separately by local air and meet up with the rest of the group before heading to our next destination.
Hotel: Wyndham Costa del Sol Trujillo and Belmond Miraflores Park
DAYS 5 – 6
EASTER ISLAND, CHILE
Trace the history of a lost civilization with your archaeologist guides as you explore Rapa Nui National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site home to the beachside altar of Ahu Akivi and the Rano Raraku quarry, where hundreds of moai were abandoned. Feel the awesome isolation of the island’s rolling green hills, where wild horses roam. Indulge in a festive dinner complete with elaborately costumed entertainers performing traditional song and dance.
Hotel: Hangaoa Eco Village & Spa
DAYS 7 – 8
After crossing the international date line and losing a day, get a taste of Polynesian culture at a festive fia fia dinner and show. Visit the former estate of Treasure Island author Robert Louis Stevenson or learn more about island life at a Samoan Women’s Committee.
Hotel: Sheraton Samoa Beach Resort
DAYS 9 – 11
GREAT BARRIER REEF OR DAINTREE RAINFOREST, AUSTRALIA Cruise to the Great Barrier Reef’s pristine northern reaches where you can snorkel among a vibrant collection of coral and tropical fish. Or venture into the Daintree Rainforest, one of Australia’s last truly wild areas.
Hotel: Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort & Spa
DAYS 12 – 13
ANGKOR WAT, CAMBODIA
Visit the awe-inspiring Angkor Wat temples—a UNESCO World Heritage site, including the enigmatic Bayon, the overgrown remains of Ta Prohm and the majestic Angkor Wat.
See a performance of classical Apsara dance and discover the culinary landscape of Siem Reap.
Hotel: Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor
DAYS 14 – 16
Jaipur served as a royal capital for the Rajput kings, who ruled northwest India. Immerse yourself in a vibrant tapestry of culture, cuisine and architecture as you explore Jaipur, nicknamed the “Pink City” for the striking rose color of its buildings. Admire the majestic Hawa Mahal and Amber Fort and get swept up in the lively atmosphere of the city’s bustling bazaars. Fly to Agra aboard our private jet for a day of exploration at the Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the new seven wonders of the world, with your expert guide.
Hotel: Rambagh Palace
DAYS 17 – 19 (MAIN PROGRAM)
The Serengeti Plain is home to Tanzania’s largest national park and Africa’s densest “big cat” predator population. Your safari adventure begins with a game drive to the lodge where you can spot wildlife such as zebra, antelope, elephant, lion and leopard.
Hotel: Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti
DAYS 17 – 19 (ALTERNATE PROGRAM)
NGORONGORO CRATER, TANZANIA
If you have already visited the Serengeti, take light aircraft to the Ngorongoro Crater, the largest unbroken caldera in the world. With your expert naturalist guides, observe its permanent population of about 25,000 animals, including bull elephants, black rhinos and lions.
Hotel: andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
DAYS 20 – 21
LOST CITY OF PETRA AND WADI RUM, JORDAN
Discover the Lost City of Petra, which was half-built and half-carved into red sandstone cliffs by the Nabataeans more than 2,000 years ago. Explore the starkly beautiful landscapes of Wadi Rum. Opt to discover the spectacular rock formations of Wadi Rum on a 4×4 expedition, an evocative lunar-like landscape made famous by T.E. Lawrence and the film “Lawrence of Arabia.”
Hotel: Mövenpick Resort Petra
DAYS 22 – 23
Experience Marrakech as you stroll through the winding pathways of the medina, a jumble of vibrant souks, and Jemaa el-Fna, a lively square where performers entertain passersby. Stroll through the artful blue and green landscapes of Majorelle Gardens. Or opt to spend a day in the ruggedly beautiful terrain of the Atlas Mountains.
Hotel: La Mamounia
DAYS 24 – 25
Relax and enjoy a casual meal and a night’s rest before returning home on your independent flight.
Hotel: Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport