Into the Skies with Private Jet Journeys
Writer Margie Boutté
Photography Courtesy of Elite Travel of Scottsdale
Have you ever dreamed of being able to check off multiple bucket list destinations in one seamless trip?
If you are at all like me, the answer is absolutely! And since we’re dreaming, you’ll want as much time to explore in your chosen destination as your itinerary will allow. Introducing luxury journeys by private jet; not new by any means, but an expanding portfolio of destinations and suppliers provides many more options and opportunities for luxury travelers than ever before.
Luxury private jet journeys are all-inclusive, and itineraries are meticulously designed to foster a spirit of discovery. Some tours allow you to circle the globe or continent, while others allow you to delve deeper into a country or region.
Enjoy the ease and comforts of personalized in-flight service and five-star or “best available” accommodations while experiencing the incomparable advantage of insider access and exclusive experiences on the ground.
Throughout the journey, guests can take part in unique dining experiences complete with local entertainment and gorgeous natural backdrops. Guests can picnic on the slopes of a dormant volcano, have a torch-lit feast on the shores of Easter Island and enjoy an authentic Australian barbecue with a view of the Royal Perth Yacht Club.
At times, touring on these journeys is private, allowing each traveler their own car, driver and guide for all airport transfers and touring, alongside customizable and personalized itineraries.
Private jet journeys have been designed to ensure that passengers enjoy the journey as much as the destination. These spectacular adventures provide the advantage of luxury small group travel experiences with the time-saving convenience of privately chartered flights that let you get the most from every day of exploration.
Every journey lets you fly from one extraordinary destination to the next, allowing you the convenience of visiting remote places with less time spent getting there and a more enriching, immersive travel experience.
Touch down in exotic destinations not easily accessible via the major carriers and experience arrivals like royalty, often at private terminals where you hardly realize the usual customs and immigration formalities have taken place. Even those annoying customs and immigration cards are filled out for you in advance; all you have to do is sign. You’ll also enjoy an expedited fast-track through immigration and security lines at major airports.
Sink into luxury in your leather seat aboard a small jet or a custom-fitted chartered Boeing 757 jet equipped with fully lie-flat, first-class seats for 50 to 75 passengers, versus the standard 239 onboard a commercial flight.
Savor carefully planned cuisine with flavors from around the globe by an international network of award-winning chefs served on fine china, and toast to your journey with your choice from a fine selection of spirits and wine, or a flute of bubbly.
Most importantly, enjoy the camaraderie of anywhere from eight to 75 like-minded travelers and relax in the comfort of a totally worry-free experience knowing all the details, such as tipping guides and drivers, making restaurant reservations, and providing personalized attention are taken care of.
New destinations on the radar include Kosovo and Serbia (Balkans), Uzbekistan, Georgia; Northern Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands.
Choose the journey that makes your travel dreams take flight in 2019 or 2020, and explore your favorite destinations on an unforgettable adventure. These journeys fill up quickly. Prices available upon request.
Elite Travel of Scottsdale
A sampling of upcoming 2019/2020
Sept. 8 – 13 days China Journey:
Beijing, Xi’an, Hangzhou, Chengdu, Lijiang,
Oct. 3 – 24 days Around the World:
Peru, Easter Island, Samoa, Australia, Cambodia,
Nepal, Bhutan, India, Tanzania, Jordan, Morocco
Oct. 12 – 23 days Cultural Treasures Around the World:
Japan, Mongolia, Nepal, Bhutan, India, Abu Dhabi,
Jordan & Sicily
Oct. 19 – 19 days South American Odyssey:
Colombia, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Easter Island
Oct. 28, 2019 and March 2, 2020 – 13 days
Spain & Morocco:
Granada, Fez, Erfoud, Marrakech, Córdoba, Seville
Dec. 29, 2019: 20 days Best of Africa:
Greece, Rwanda, South Africa, Namibia,
Botswana, Zambia, Madagascar, Kenya;
Feb. 4, 2020: 21 days Central & South America:
Guatemala, Panama, Peru, Brazil, Chile,
Feb. 15, 2020 – 25 days Wildlife Safari:
Japan, China, Philippines, Malaysia, India, Rwanda, Madagascar, Kenya
Feb. 22, 2020 – 16 days African Adventure:
South Africa, Namibia, Zambia, Tanzania
Mar. 20, 2020 – 22 days:
Japan, China, Vietnam, Thailand, Bhutan, India,
Greece, Montenegro, Italy
Apr. 12, 2020: 19 days Best of Australia/New Zealand:
Sydney, Hobart, Uluru, Kangaroo Island,
Cairns/Daintree Rainforest, Lizard Island/Great Barrier
Reef, Auckland, Queenstown, Milford Sound
Apr. 19, 2020 – 17 days:
Japan, Philippines, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, UAE,
Margie Boutté, owner/luxury travel consultant of Elite Travel of Scottsdale and Grayhawk resident, has been designing unforgettable travel experiences for clients nationally for over 20 years. Her motto is, “If you can imagine the dream, I can create the reality.” Margie, an affiliate of Montecito Village Travel – A Virtuoso Member, holds numerous specialist certifications with hotels/resorts, cruise lines, destinations, Virtuoso & Virtuoso Cruise Host accreditation, and keeps current through continuing education and travels.
She has traveled to 153 cities in 33 countries around the world.