Experience some of the world’s most magnificent and pristine islands and oceans during a 21-day Private Jet Expedition. From scooter snorkelling in the spectacular waters that surround Bora Bora to exploring the traditional cultures of Bali and Java, and witnessing diverse wildlife in Sri Lanka’s national parks, experience some of the world’s wonders on this remarkable expedition. Journey alongside a magnificent team of National Geographic experts including Bob Ballard who discovered the wreck of the Titanic and renowned underwater photographers David Doubilet and Jennifer Hayes for an unforgettable experience.

Trip highlights

Travel alongside a renowned team of National Geographic experts and photographers including the oceanographer and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Robert Ballard, who discover the wreck of the Titanic.

Visit two of Sri Lanka’s national parks where you will be able to witness diverse wildlife including elephants and leopards.

Explore the world’s most pristine reefs, lakes and oceans as you have the opportunity to snorkel, kayak and raft.

Itinerary - 21 days Days

Days 1-2: Kailua-Kona, Hawai'i, U.S.

Depart independently on your commercial flight to Hawai’i. Meet experts, staff, and fellow travellers at a welcome dinner at our beachfront hotel. The next day, board our private jet and fly toward the South Pacific, crossing the international date line. We lose a day en route and arrive in Vanuatu the following afternoon.

Days 3-4: Vanuatu

The island of Vanuatu is a Pacific island country famed for its turquoise waters, deserted beaches and cultural traditions which date back centuries. The archipelago consists of a chain of 13 principle and many smaller islands.
Visit the island of Efate, where you will visit a local village, enjoy a traditional meet and dance performance from the local community before taking a dip in the famed hot springs. Visit the vibrant botanical gardens, learn more about the islands fauna and flora before taking part in a kava ceremony in the afternoon.
The following day take a local flight to the island of Tanna, where you will travel by 4x4 to the base of the Yasur volcano and hike around the crater lip. Visit a local village and enjoy the local culture. Alternatively, board a banana boat for a trip to the petite island of Pele, which is a marine protected area. Take part in snorkelling, beachcombing and relaxing on the pristine white sands.

Days 5-6: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Board the private jet and fly south to Tasmania, a curious island bursting with dramatic landscapes and thriving cultural offering. Arrive in Hobart and choose from several excursions for the day; embark on a tour of the city then venture to Rosny Hill lookout where you can marvel at panoramic views of the city, surrounding waters and majestic Mount Wellington. Alternatively, experience the real-life account of a female convict in Tasmania during the 1830’s during Her Story, a live historical drama. Take a trip to the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary where you can see Tasmanian wildlife such as kangaroos, wombats, Tasmanian devils and more.
In the evening, take a ferry to the famed Museum of the Old and New Art, Australia’s largest private museum which is renowned for its diverse collections and innovative design. Enjoy a private tour followed by dinner in the Nolan Gallery.

Days 7-8: Borobudur, Java, Indonesia

The private jet will take you to the city of Yogyakarta on the island of Java in Indonesia. Visit Prambanan, a World Heritage listed, magnificent 9th-century Hindu temple comprising of 16 temples with the tallest soaring to 154 feet above the Prambanan valley which is dotted with the ruins of 244 smaller monuments.
The following day, explore the temple of Borobudur, the largest Buddhist temple in the world, built 1,200 years ago. Located in the Kedu Valley, Borodudur is regarded as one of the greatest cultural landmarks of Southeast Asia. Following the eruption of a neighbouring volcano in 1000 a.d, the colossal monument was concealed until it was rediscovered in 1814.

Days 9-11: Sri Lanka

Journey on to Sri Lanka, a culturally rich island situated in the Indian Ocean. Boasting remote beaches, ancient ruins and an impressive 26 national parks, there is a wealth to explore.
Visit Yala National Park and journey by 4x4 to encounter one of the world’s highest concentrations of leopards, as well as witnessing elephants, sloth bears spotted deer and peacocks. Head west to Udawalawe National Park, where wild Asian elephants reside. Set off on a game drive in search of elephants, monkeys, leopards, water buffalo, monitor lizards, and crocodiles.
Alternatively, choose to visit the sacred pilgrimage site of Kataragama, hike to the ancient Buddhist monastery of Sithulpawwa Rajamaha Viharaya, or visit the fishing village of Kirinda.

Days 12-13: Singapore

Situated in southeast Asia, Singapore is a thriving melting pot of cultures and one of Asia’s most popular destinations.
The innovative city is known for its rich multi-culturalism which seamlessly blends Chinese, Malay and Indian traditions, forming the unique Singaporean culture.
Board a private, self-driving vehicle and experience the remarkable Gardens by the Bay, the iconic nature park that spans 101 hectares in the central region of Singapore. From the world’s largest greenhouse, the Flower Dome to the breath-taking Supertree Grove and Cloud Forrest conservatory, Gardens by the Bay is one of the world’s most iconic landmarks.
Alternatively, enjoy a guided tour of the vibrant city-state or visit the acclaimed Singapore Zoo, which is home to over 300 species of mammals, birds and reptiles.

Days 14-16: Bali, Indonesia

The tranquil island of Bali is arguably one of the most popular holiday destinations in the Indonesian archipelago. Famed for its rich ancient culture, Bali is filled with prehistoric temples and stunning monuments set against breath-taking natural backdrops of lush mountains, towering volcanoes and pristine beaches.
Head into the mountains and explore Ubud where you can observe local artisans at work, creating the islands famous textiles and handicrafts.
The following day, head out on a tour of the island to explore its treasurers, from bamboo forests to sweeping paddies and ancient temples. Alternatively, choose to go rafting on the Ayung River, where you will slash over exhilarating Class II-III rapids with exotic rainforests, towering gorges and vast rice fields as your backdrop. The next day choose to go trekking or biking among the islands lush landscapes or take off on your own and explore the island.

Days 17-18: New Caledonia

New Caledonia is a remarkably idyllic paradise where wildlife thrives, and lush islands are in abundance and remote atolls remain uninhabited. The primary island of New Caledonia is home to pristine reefs and crystal-clear lagoons that were declared a World Heritage site in 2008. Enjoy kayaking in the beautiful waters or take a dip in the hot springs of Blue River Provincial Park.
Discover more about the island’s rich fauna during a walk to a nearby waterfall before driving to a scenic overlook and enjoying a BBQ picnic lunch.
Alternatively, spend the day on the island of Lifou, where you have the opportunity to venture off the beaten track to a local Kanak village, where you can meet the chief. Enjoy a traditional lunch before snorkelling at a private beach.

Days 19-20: Bora-Bora, French Polynesia

Experience the beautiful island of Bora Bora during your private jet expedition as you visit the island famed for its spectacular aquamarine lagoons, diverse reefs and lush rainforests.
Fly into Papeete, Tahiti, crossing the international date line which means you’ll gain a date en route. In the early evening, transfer to a charter flight to Bora-Bora and setting into the stunning overwater villa situated in the shadows of Mount Otemanu.
Choose to either explore the island by all-terrain vehicle or join a marine biologist for a guided snorkelling tour of the Ruahatu Lagoon Sanctuary. Alternatively, explore the idyllic white-sand shores or venture into the water and enjoy a submarine scooter that will take you up to 10 feet below the surface of the water where you can discover the vibrant marine wildlife.
Later in the evening, celebrate your private jet adventure with a farewell dinner.

Days 21-22: Kailua-Kona, Hawai'i, U.S.

As your private jet expedition comes to an end, return to Papeete by private charter then continue by private jet to Hawai’i’s Big Island.
Check into the stunning oceanfront hotel on the Kona coast and enjoy dinner. The following day connect with your commercial flight home.

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