Got a spare R2.1m? Well, this jet cruise seems just the thing

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Got a spare R2.1m? Well, this jet cruise seems just the thing

Forget first class – take a ‘curated’ three-week junket on the new, rather posh, Four Seasons private jet

Sanet Oberholzer


Jetsetters will be happy to learn the Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts group is introducing a new private jet that oozes luxury – from curated excursions to on-board facilities that include a concierge and doctor.
The hotel group introduced its private jet experience in 2015. It chartered travellers on luxury three-week trips across a number of countries and continents for the equally indulgent price tag of R2.1m.
The Boeing 757 will be replaced by a customised Airbus A321LR. Once reconfigured, it will seat 48 passengers.
The space will accommodate 2m lay-flat leather seats from Italian company Optimares, with ottomans. An iPad will be tucked into each seat for in-flight entertainment.
Even those usually cramped and unromantic plane toilets have been given thought. They will be larger – comparable to those in houses – so passengers can comfortably use them to freshen up or hop into a change of clothes.
The lounge area has a bar, wine display and space for interactive workshops. Expect to be wowed by mixologists while you feast on fine fare from your next destination. Enjoy relaxing spa experiences by wellness experts and learn about the places you are visiting from arts and culture specialists.
The curated travel adventures for 2019 are already wait-listed but three tours are available for booking in 2020. One is a visit to eight countries over 24 days.
Guests will travel from Seattle in the US, to Kyoto, Japan, where they will dine with geishas in a historic temple. From there it’s off to Bali, then island hopping in the Seychelles and on to Rwanda, where guests can track gorillas in the rainforests of the Volcanoes National Park. A visit to Marrakech, Morocco, is on the itinerary, along with salsa lessons in Colombia’s capital Bogota and a cruise in the Galapagos Islands. The last stop is Orlando, Florida.

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