Cuba is the name on everyone’s lips now that diplomatic relations are on the mend, and in timely fashion, Abercrombie & Kent has crafted a phenomenal way to explore it – travelling in style, of course. Priced at US $150,000, the 23-day, six-country Cuba-South America odyssey designed by A+K founder and luxury travel pioneer, Geoffrey Kent, is a one-of-a-kind tour limited to just 50 guests.
The USP is its people-people exchange program, which gives participants the chance to have one-on-one encounters with Cuban artists, filmmakers and baseball players for an outside-the-box insight into this time-worn, enigmatic country. The bespoke VIP itinerary includes an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of exuberant Buenos Aires’s Colon Opera House, a visit to the awe-inspiring Iguazú Falls, a jaguar safari in the Pantanal – the world’s largest wetland area – and an expertly guided tour of the magnificent Inca site of Machu Picchu, accessed by a private luxury train car.
The Latin American dream doesn’t end there – guests can marvel at Easter Island’s 900 mysterious mo’ai stone statues halfway between Chile and Tahiti; be serenaded by gaucho guitarists on a traditional working estancia in Patagonia, and quaff vintages of Argentina’s cult red wine, Malbec. And no visit to this rich continent would be complete without a fiesta, right? Enjoy a spectacular private carnival show in Brazil’s most exciting city, Rio de Janeiro, and soar over the city’s iconic Christ the Redeemer and Sugarloaf Mountain aboard a private helicopter, wrapping up the whirlwind tour in style.
Accommodation ranges from a former 17th-century convent to an eco-lodge in Brazil’s Pantanal and a Beaux Arts private mansion of embassy quality in Havana. And in hallmark Abercrombie & Kent luxury, guests will travel in style between countries aboard the company’s exclusively chartered Boeing 757-200ER jet on first-class leather seats that fold down to lie-flat beds. Viajes seguros!