The Ohio State University Alumni Association

Around the World - A Private Jet Expedition

Sept. 27 – Oct. 20, 2018

Details

Travel far and wide in the comfort of a custom private jet, flying direct from one remote location to the next so you can make the most of every destination.

Explore nine of the world’s most iconic destinations. Filled with UNESCO World Heritage sites, incredible wildlife and opportunities for cultural immersion, this 24-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.

Tour highlights and included features

  • Ride the historic Hiram Bingham train to Machu Picchu or discover the royal tombs of Chiclayo and Trujillo.
  • Explore ancient stone villages, sanctuaries, and giant moai statues on Easter Island, located more than 2,000 miles off the coast of Chile.
  • Cruise to the northern reaches of Australia's Great Barrier Reef to snorkel among a diverse display of marine life.
  • In Cambodia, discover the “city of temples,” including famous Angkor Wat, Bayon Temple, and the Terrace of the Elephants.
  • Visit the Taj Mahal, a white marble mausoleum that took over 22 years, 20,000 people, and 1,000 elephants to construct.
  • Experience game drives through Serengeti National Park and watch lions and antelope dart across the seemingly endless landscape.
  • Observe the wildlife at the base of Ngorongoro Crater, the largest unbroken caldera in the world.
  • Uncover the mysteries behind the Nabataean people in the Lost City of Petra.
  • Discover the gardens, souks and lively people of Marrakech, Morocco.

Dates Sept. 27 – Oct. 20, 2018

Cost $82,950* (Airfare is included from Fort Lauderdale. All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and early booking deadlines. Dates, itineraries, and prices are subject to change.)

Type Private Jet

Region Global

Activity level

Operator

Contact Laura DeRose
derose.25@osu.edu
614-292-2372 or
800-852-TOUR (8687), ext. 2

Map

Experiences

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Itinerary

Meet fellow guests and expedition leaders at a welcome dinner.

The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale

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Explore historic Cusco and the Inca ruins of Chinchero before traveling through the Sacred Valley of the Urubamba to the mountaintop stronghold of Machu Picchu. Or visit Moche temples and the adobe city of Chan Chan on Peru’s North Coast.


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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.

Hangoroa Eco Village & Spa

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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 snorkel among vibrant coral.

Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s Resort

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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.

Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort & Spa

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Explore the UNESCO World Heritage site of Angkor, including the enigmatic Bayon, the overgrown remains of Ta Prohm and the majestic Angkor Wat.

Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor

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In the former Mughal capital of Agra, see one of the world’s greatest architectural treasures. Then, tour Emperor Akbar’s grand tomb, visit the rural village of Kachhpura.

Oberoi Amarvilas

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Tanzania has more land devoted to game reserves than any other country on earth. From your luxurious safari lodge, search for the Big Five: lions, leopards, Cape buffalos, elephants and rhinos. Or spot wildlife in the Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest volcanic caldera.

Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti or Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

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Discover the Lost City of Petra, which was half-built and half-carved into rose-red cliffs by the Nabataeans more than 2,000 years ago. Delve deep into the desert on a 4x4 expedition to explore the starkly beautiful landscapes of Wadi Rum.

Mövenpick Petra

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Experience Marrakech as you stroll through the winding pathways of the medina, see the spectacle of Jemaa el-Fna Square and immerse yourself in the lovely Jardin Majorelle.

La Mamounia

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Relax and enjoy a casual meal and a night’s rest before returning home on your independent flight.

Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport

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Return home on your independent flight.

*Itinerary subject to change due to local conditions.

Contact

Contact Laura DeRose at Ohio State Alumni Tours
Phone: 614-292-2372 or 800-852-TOUR (8687), ext. 2
Email: derose.25@osu.edu

Space is limited. Book your tour now!

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