This sounds like quite a vacation…
Four Seasons’ “Unchartered Discovery” itinerary
Four Seasons is known for its world class hotels, but fewer people are familiar with Four Seasons private jet itineraries. Essentially Four Seasons has a jet that it flies to destinations around the world for multi-week itineraries. As you’d expect, guests mostly stay at Four Seasons properties while not flying.
Historically the airline has used a Boeing 757-200 for these flights, but soon Four Seasons will start flying an Airbus A321LR, featuring just 48 fully flat seats, along with an onboard bar.
The Airbus A321LR Four Seasons private jet
The Airbus A321LR Four Seasons private jet
While these itineraries are always awesome, there’s one particularly noteworthy itinerary that Four Seasons has just added to its schedule. From November 28 through December 18, 2022, Four Seasons will offer the “Unchartered Discovery” journey, which will see the Four Seasons jet touching down in Antarctica for the first time.
Here’s how this 21 day journey is structured, with flights operated by the Four Seasons Private Jet:
- To start, guests will spend a night at the new Four Seasons New Orleans
- Next, guests will fly to Costa Rica, where they’ll spend three nights at the Four Seasons Peninsula Papagayo Costa Rica
- Next, guests will fly to Peru, where they’ll spend three nights at Explora Valle Sagrado
- Next, guests will fly to Argentina, where they’ll spend three nights at the Four Seasons Buenos Aires, including a day trip to Iguazú Falls
- Next, guests will fly over the Drake Passage to Antarctica and land at King George Island, before boarding a luxury polar ship for four nights (it’s not stated which ship will be used, though I’m sure we could figure this out by looking at which ship has a schedule gap around those dates)
- Next, guests will fly to Colombia, where they’ll spend three nights at the Four Seasons Bogota
- Lastly, guests will fly to the Bahamas, where they’ll spend two nights at the Four Seasons Ocean Club Resort
How much does this “air cruise” cost?
For those foaming at the mouth at this itinerary, how much will it set you back? A cool $190,000 per person, based on double occupancy. So a couple traveling together would pay $380,000.
On the plus side, this includes more than just your hotel room and flights. Four Seasons private jet experiences include:
- All meals, including on the ground and in the air
- All beverages on the jet, as well as beverages with meals on the ground
- Many tours, which are generally in groups of six to eight people
- The highest category deluxe rooms at each hotel, with the option to further upgrade at a cost
- Being accompanied by a Four Seasons concierge, journey manager, assistant journey manager, private chef, physician, and a 14-person cabin and flight crew, including three pilots
- Emergency medical assistance, including coverage for up to $100,000 in medical evacuation and coverage for up to $50,000 in medical expenses for covered reasons
Four Seasons is headed to Antarctica!
This is awesome, but…
It’s really cool to see a Four Seasons private jet itinerary that involves travel to Antarctica. While these “air cruises” are usually global, adding in Antarctica really takes it to the next level, and that’s great to see.
I think it’s important to acknowledge that if you’re really into visiting Antarctica, there are ways to see it more in-depth. With this itinerary you’ll just be spending four nights in Antarctica, while there are Antartica cruises that are anywhere from two to four weeks.
Obviously this itinerary is designed for someone who just wants a taste of Antarctica (and lots of other cool places), while also being able to skip sailing through the Drake Passage, which can be extremely rough.
Ultimately what makes these Four Seasons private jet experiences so popular is how seamless the experience is. Four Seasons is known for great service and for just being an easy company to deal with, and these private jet experiences allow you to basically just show up, and have all the other details dealt with.
Of course there are cheaper and more independent options out there, so these most definitely aren’t for everyone.
Four Seasons has published its latest private jet itinerary, which will see the luxury hotel group offering a journey to Antarctica. The 21 day journey goes from New Orleans, to Costa Rica, to Machu Picchu, to Buenos Aires, to Antarctica, to Bogota, to the Bahamas.
How cool is that?!