As travel forecasts for 2022 and beyond take shape, one thing is clear—travel is back in a big way. CBNC declared 2022 the “year of the bucket list trip,” citing an Expedia survey in which 65% of respondents indicated they planned to “go big” on their next getaway. Boutique travel curator Art in Voyage have heeded this call, inviting savvy travelers to check multiple boxes on their “must do” lists with their epic 28-day Magellan Odyssey, scheduled for *March 4-31, 2023.
*UPDATE: New departure dates, March 02 - 31, 2024.
Inspired by explorer Ferdinand Magellan, who was the first to circumnavigate the earth, Magellan Odyssey offers a modern twist on circling the globe: the life-changing voyage’s ambitious itinerary executed at the highest level of luxury. Traveling onboard a fully privatized, all-business-class jet, a maximum of 48 guests will visit 10 countries across five continents in 28 days. Part of what sets this trip apart from others is the ability for the guests to truly customize many aspects of this adventure—from accommodations to activities and even destinations, individualization is key. In fact, with the high level of customization offered on Magellan Odyssey, it’s safe to say no two guests will have the exact same experience. Starting at $98,384 per person, guests can expect to enjoy the best of the best at every stopping point along this world journey.
During this month-long world tour, Magellan Odyssey guests will:
Immerse themselves in the scenery of Peru’s Sacred Valley while traveling aboard the luxury sleeper train Belmond Andean Explorer
Stargaze in the otherworldly Atacama Desert in Chile followed by either horseback riding through the dunes or floating peacefully in the salty waters of Ceja Lagoon;
Scout for wildlife while on safari in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania’s oldest game reserve
Enjoy a candlelit night walk and private dinner in Jordan’s ancient city of Petra, one of the seven wonders of the modern world
Savor a meal at Michelin starred restaurant in Bordeaux, France before being hopping into their own vintage to discover the region enjoy tastings during at prestigious wine estates
View the elusive Northern Lights in Lapland while overnighting in northern Finland’s Arctic TreeHouse Hotel
Find enlightenment on a spiritual journey in Bhutan through a fully customized program that includes a visit to Tigers Nest monastery, or immerse themselves in the local culture and history through visits with locals
Explore the heart of the jungle in northern Thailand where longtail boat rides, biking through tea plantations and visits to an elephant sanctuary uncover local culture
Choose their own adventure in New Zealand, with options for adventure in dramatic Taupo and Huka Falls, culinary immersion on breathtaking Waiheke Island, or a cruise through the southern fjords onboard a five-star catamaran
Relax in the idyllic surroundings of Bora Bora while staying in an overwater villa situated on sapphire lagoons before heading back to the US
Magellan Odyssey is the brainchild of Mikael Audebert, CEO and founder of Art In Voyage, created as a way to celebrate the travel company’s 10th anniversary. “Magellan Odyssey was designed with the intent to escape the usual destinations by focusing on exclusive experiences, and avoiding crowded cities and overdone areas,” says Audebert. “We put a great deal of care into identifying and studying destinations guests might not visit on their own—because they are remote or hard to reach, or because other tour companies don’t offer the same level of luxury access.
“We also pay an extraordinary amount of attention to the customization process, so we can offer all guests a more refined experience should they desire. With Magellan Odyssey, we have designed a bespoke journey that does not fall within the one-size-fits-all category or budget. As a result, we have been able to price our world tour ‘right’ while allowing guests who are looking for more to build upon our core program for a truly personal experience.”
Unlike competing tour operators offering similar experiences, Magellan Odyssey offers a full range of concierge services including:
Full-time, Business Concierge: A dedicated business concierge will coordinate communications between business travelers and their respective offices, while ensuring the tools are always available to minimize the impact of their travel experience on their businesses
Dedicated tour photographer: Guests can stay “in the moment” while touring knowing that a professional photographer and videographer is capturing the voyage. Guests will receive a photo album filled with memories upon returning home.
Personal shopper: For travelers who love to collect mementos large and small, a personal shopper will be available to help source items, identify shopping opportunities and coordinate shipping purchases back home.
Private helicopter where available and luxury ground transfers at every destination
VIP luggage handling: To simplify the luggage handling for guests, there will be several times during the journey in which a shipping service will handle the safe return of luggage that’s no longer needed—for example, winter clothing will be waiting for guests in Bordeaux and will be shipped back to home base after departing Finland. Laundry service is available throughout, and all baggage handling is included.
Logistics management: From visas to testing and entry requirements, Art In Voyage will handle all travel logistics for guests.
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