Luxury Private Jet Around the World 2014 October 6 â€“ 28, 2014 Traveling with no more than 24 guests in All Suite accommodations
An Ensemble of Captivating Experiences
Dear Friends, Travelers often tell me that they love the idea of experiencing fascinating destinations across the world on one trip! It’s one of the reasons why private jet travel has become so popular – because reaching such diverse places using regularly scheduled flights becomes a logistical nightmare and ultimately takes much more of your valuable time. We are delighted that so many of you enjoy our world trips so much that you are eager to know the next unusual itinerary. In 2014, we are presenting an exclusive treat on our Private Jet Around the World. You will be accommodated in suites throughout the entire journey! Furthermore, we have partnered with St. Regis and the Luxury Collection to provide you with a Starwood Preferred Guest membership – earning you valuable Starpoints® all along the way. In addition to the fabulous collection of hotels included on the trip, the itinerary presents an ensemble of truly captivating experiences that we look forward to sharing with you. Please join us! Heidi Lakani
Lakani Philosophy When Heidi Lakani founded Lakani World Tours in 2003, she established a set of four fundamental principles that have become the cornerstones of the company. Experience and Innovation guides the creation of each itinerary. Quality and Value are included in every tour program. Service begins the first time you call and continues until the end of the journey. Integrity permeates the company in our communication with you and with whom we conduct business.
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Enjoy In Your Own Way
Dine By Choice
Lakani Private Jet Tours are designed to allow you ample time to become immersed in local culture and history. Stroll along cobbled streets of medieval cities; shop for indigenous specialties in traditional markets; spend time in prominent galleries and museums; or indulge in spa treatments. Enjoy abundant photographic opportunities and never feel rushed. Relax, have fun and enjoy yourself!
One of the greatest joys of travel is in the discovery of new culinary delights and the destinations they represent. You will have opportunities to taste fresh and exciting dishes on your journey around the world – in your own personal style. We believe that your dining experience should be your choice.
All-Inclusive Luxury Luxurious Suites with valuable Starpoints® benefits Luxuriate in suite accommodations throughout your journey – already included at NO extra charge. Your Lakani Private Jet tour includes everything you can possibly imagine in a luxury journey. You need not worry about paying extra for optional sightseeing, meals or services – because they are already included! Delight in these all-inclusive amenities: An all business class cabin with reclining/lie-flat seats plus separate lounge areas for socializing – with NO overnight flights
First class cuisine with fine wines and champagnes aboard the Lakani Private Jet
Stay in Suite accommodations in St. Regis/Luxury Collection Hotels while earning valuable Starpoints®
Touring in small groups of only 10-12 guests
Deluxe vehicles with a window seat for everyone for optimum viewing during sightseeing excursions
Whether you choose to take your meals in the company of fellow travelers in the extraordinary hotel restaurants, or venture out for a romantic meal amongst the locals – it’s your choice and always included in your Lakani Private Jet tour. Of course, should you want to spend a quiet evening in the comfort of your hotel room, you may certainly avail yourself of Room Service at no extra charge.
Your Personal Concierge Winging your way around the world aboard a Lakani Luxury Private Jet is the most stress-free and relaxed way to travel. Your professional tour managers take care of all the details, leaving you to enjoy every moment of your luxury private jet journey. They insure that arrival and departure formalities are smooth and efficient, hotel rooms are ready when you are, and sightseeing is maximized to make the best use of your valuable time. Consider your Lakani tour manager your personal concierge who makes restaurant reservations for your Dine by Choice pleasure, assists you with personal shopping and is at your disposal 24/7. No request is too big, too small, or too difficult because the Lakani tour managers are devoted to making your travel experience special and memorable.
All gratuities to guides, drivers, hotel and restaurant staff and Lakani Tour Managers
Special entertainment and gala evenings
Choose your Leisure Day activity
Luggage One-Touch Enjoy your 23-day vacation in the most worry-free way. Even your luggage is totally handled for you from the moment it arrives in Seattle, until you arrive back on U.S. soil in Boston. We call this exclusive service “luggage one-touch.”
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The St. Regis Beijing
Luxurious Suites Feel the pampered luxury with Lakani on the ground as well as in flight. Each St. Regis or Luxury Collection hotel is carefully chosen for its location, service, comfort and individual character. Experience the royal treatment of the hallmark St. Regis Butler Service. And all along the way delight in knowing that you are accruing Starwood Points that you can use for future personal travel.
Hotel Alfonso XIII Seville
The St. Regis Beijing From the moment you step inside this award-winning hotel you are surrounded by elegance and personal attention. You’ll be luxuriously comfortable in your elite residential style suite overlooking the tranquil, landscaped gardens. Your butler soon delivers a refreshing cup of tea and offers to unpack your clothes while you familiarize yourself with the amenities of this distinguished property. Sheraton Addis Delight in comfort in your stylishly decorated Classic Suite with a large marble bathroom, luxury amenities and a private balcony. Enjoy African sophistication mixed with contemporary accents at this hilltop hotel overlooking the Ethiopian capital. Walk in the beautifully manicured gardens, take a dip in the pool with underwater music, or indulge in a massage at the hotel’s Aqva Club. Hotel Alfonso XIII Seville Bask in splendid style in your Junior Suite in one of Europe’s most celebrated hotels, whose guests have included royalty and heads of state since its construction by order of King Alfonso XIII in 1928. Surrounded by Seville’s important monuments, the hotel reflects the heritage of the city in its Andalusian, Castilian and Moorish décor and architecture.
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The St. Regis Doha
Blue Palace Crete
The St. Regis Tianjin
The St. Regis Doha Be pampered in opulent luxury in this landmark inspired by the surrounding picturesque landscape. Relax in your Junior Suite as your personal butler takes care of your every need. During your stay you may avail yourself of the hotel’s splendid amenities – ten signature restaurants and lounges, an Olympic size pool with private cabanas, a world-class spa, and an exclusive beach. Blue Palace Crete You may not want to leave your Deluxe Sea View Suite with Private Pool at this Luxury Collection Resort & Spa on the coast of the enchanting Greek island of Crete. Experience the award-winning Elounda Spa uniquely located on the beach, savor varied cuisine at a choice of dining outlets, and take in stunning views of the Aegean from your veranda.
The St. Regis Singapore
The St. Regis Mauritius
The St. Regis Singapore Be immersed in pampered elegance and unparalleled St. Regis service in your spacious Caroline Astor Suite in the superbly located St. Regis Singapore. Step outside of the hotel and you find yourself in the one of the world’s premier shopping areas – Orchard Street. Inside the hotel you’ll have your choice of dining options as well as access to Remède Spa. The St. Regis Mauritius Luxuriate in your Beachfront Junior Suite and catch a glimpse of Mauritius’ romantic colonial past in the hotel’s décor and architecture. Situated on Le Morne Peninsula, you’ll have access to plenty of activities to occupy your spare time – including kite surfing, for which the area is known worldwide. When it comes to dining, you’ll be spoiled for choice with French-Mauritian, South East Asian, Japanese and Indian cuisine all on site.
The St. Regis Tianjin Enjoy 180-degree views of the picturesque Hai River from your expansive St. Regis Suite located on the upper floors of this splendid Tianjin hotel. While your butler unpacks for you, visit the hotel’s Iridium Spa or stroll the nearby Gold Street shopping area, Jing Garden, or Ancient Culture Street.
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The Luxury of Space
Impeccable Service Aloft
Step aboard your luxury Private Jet and you immediately feel the spacious comfort of your home in the sky. Your aircraft is an Airbus Corporate Jet (ACJ), providing a spacious all-business class cabin with 24 reclining/lie-flat Seats.
Your experienced cabin attendants are friendly, gracious and enthusiastic. With an incomparable staff to passenger ratio of 1 to 5, and a maximum of 24 travelers, your cabin crew and onboard chef provide personalized, attentive service. They are devoted to making your time in the air enjoyable and memorable. Discover how they manage to bring the theme of the destination on board the aircraft to provide many unforgettable moments and photo opportunities.
Yes, that’s right! Just 24 seats, not the usual 50 to 80 of other private jet tours! The usual configuration of the ACJ averages 124 capacity, so you can imagine the spaciousness. In addition, there are separate lounge areas for socializing! Enjoy music or movies on your personal state of the art entertainment system.
Epicurean Delights Dining in the sky is sure to be an extraordinary experience from beginning to end. The on-board chef with you from beginning to end, will create new menus with mouthwatering dishes on every flight. In each destination, while you are enjoying the sights, the crew will venture out to the markets to find the freshest ingredients to include in the meals for the next leg of your journey. Travelers marvel at the innovative gourmet cuisine aboard the jet, with flavors representing the places visited along the way. Naturally, each course is accompanied by fine wines selected to complement the dishes served. 6 Call your travel professional or Lakani at (888) 565-5554
Traveling in the company of an extraordinary crew, some of the best Tour Managers in the world, and like-minded fellow travelers, you will soon come to regard your private jet as “home”.
Making Friends While aloft, you will have a chance to socialize with your fellow travelers in the unique onboard lounges where there are tables and seating for 10 people. Get together with newfound friends, have some cocktails and review your photos from the last destination. There are a myriad of ways to enjoy your time aboard.
In Flight Sample Menus
Drinks of Your Choice First Course Asparagus wrapped in Parma Ham Smoked Salmon with Dill and Mustard Sauce Greek Salad with Feta, Olives, Peppers, Onions & Tomatoes Assorted Bread Rolls and Butter Main Course Grilled Filet of Beef with Pepper Sauce Tiger Prawns with Salsa Sauce Butternut Squash Risotto Fresh Assorted Vegetables, Rice Pilaf, SautĂŠed Potatoes Dessert Fresh Sliced Fruit, Coconut Cake CrĂ¨me Brulee
Exclusive Itinerary While some private jet tours are offered several times a year during different months, your Lakani private jet tour is only available once a year because it is the optimal time to visit each place on the itinerary. Your time is valuable and we want to make sure your journey is the very best it can be. We look forward to welcoming you aboard our Private Jet Around the World journey.
Port Louis, Mauritius
Port Louis, Mauritius
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Drinks of Your Choice First Course Melon and Parma Ham Prawn Cocktail with Marie Rose Sauce on a bed of leaves Caesar Salad Assorted Bread Rolls and Butter Main Course Pan Fried Sea Bass served with Watercress Sauce Brie and Tomato Stuffed Chicken Breast Penne Pasta served with Pesto Sauce Fresh Seasonal Vegetables, Steamed Rice, Roasted Sweet Potatoes Dessert Velvet Chocolate Truffle Mousse Lemon Torte served with Vanilla Sauce Cheese and Biscuits with Grapes and Apricots
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Traditional Beijing Opera
Exotic And Awe Inspiring
It is hard for one to imagine a private collection so extensive that it includes thousands of artifacts, weapons, jewelry, manuscripts, carpets, embroideries, furniture – and even a comprehensive assortment of historic cars! Marvel at these and much more and catch a glimpse into the personal life of royalty when you visit the Sheikh Faisal Museum in Qatar.
Set in the Indian Ocean, the island of Mauritius is blessed with amazing natural beauty. From its charming villages with picturesque waterfalls to the pristine beaches and coastlines – you will feel like you have arrived in paradise. But there’s even more to this blissful island that you may not have realized. Witness a most unusual phenomenon called Seven Colored Earths. It’s a rare geological formation of small sand dunes which are made of different colored sand – much like a rainbow on the ground.
Some of the world’s most awesome sunsets are seen in the desert. You’ll have a perfect viewing opportunity when you hold on to your hat and take an exciting adventure across the most enormous sand dunes by a 4WD jeep. But that’s just the beginning of the evening – arrive at a desert Bedouin camp where you’re in for a treat! A delicious barbeque dinner and traditional entertainment – just for Lakani private jet members!
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Enticing Choices Your choice is our command! Yes, we believe that you should enjoy some choices on your vacation – whether it’s exploring the botanical garden in Singapore or taking a cooking class in Greece. Your time is valuable and we want you to spend it in a way that moves you or makes you happy. You’ll find that there are many opportunities to personalize your Lakani Private Jet trip with activities you enjoy. It’s one of the many advantages of traveling with Lakani.
Lively Flamenco dances, Seville
Enchanting Island of Crete, Greece
Journey Through Tradition And Time
Look upon the wondrous spectacle of the rock-cut churches in the mountain city of Lalibela. Time seems to have stood still for these 11 churches carved inside and out from a single rock almost 900 years ago. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of Ethiopia’s holiest cities and followers still travel days or even weeks by foot to make their pilgrimage to the sacred site. Services are held daily in each church, as they have done for hundreds of years.
Embrace diverse cultures that capture your heart and deepen your soul. Gain insight into Chinese Opera during a performance and backstage tour. Stroll the streets of “Little India” in Singapore and take in the pungent aromas of spices that contribute to the gastronomy of this tiny country. Become immersed in the culture and cuisine of Ethiopia at a special dinner party with traditional dancers. Mingle with the locals at the bustling Souk Waqif in Doha.
Uncover the history and culture of ancient civilizations on the Greek Island of Crete. Explore Andalusia’s Seville and discover its Moorish flavors and love of dance and horses as your journey of captivating experiences draws to a close, leaving you with an album full of photos and memories to last a lifetime.
Step back into a time when the Emperors of the Ming and Qing Dynasty lived in the Forbidden City - the sprawling Imperial Palace in Beijing. It was forbidden to enter or leave the palace without the permission of the Emperor – hence the name. Gain exclusive access to inspect the rarely seen priceless treasures housed in the Chonghua Palace, normally not open to visitors.
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Luxury Private Jet Around the World October 6 - October 28, 2014 Cost per person: $96,900 Single Room Supplement: $7,950 Limited to 24 Travelers
Your Journey Begins... S E ATTLE , WA S HIN G TO N M O N . , O CT. 0 6 Th e F a i r mo n t O lymp i c Ho t e l Your journey begins as you travel from your hometown to Seattle, where you will be met at the airport and transferred to your luxury hotel. Meet fellow travelers and your Lakani Tour Managers this evening at a welcome reception and dinner party.
C ross the I nternational D ateline TU E . , O CT. 0 7 The excitement begins as you board your luxury Private Jet flight to Beijing. Settle into the sumptuous surroundings of your private aircraft and enjoy gourmet meals, cocktails and wines of your choice. After a quick refueling stop in Anchorage, continue to Beijing, crossing the International Dateline.
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The Summer Palace and Kunming Lake
The St. Regis Beijing Friendly Chinese child
CHOOSE YOUR LEISURE day ACTIVITY THE GREAT WALL Walk along a portion of the 5,500 mile-long Great Wall, which was built as a defense against invaders from the north, and later became a conduit of communication, with news and orders carried by the armies that traveled it. THE TEMPLE OF HEAVEN Explore the Temple of Heaven; built in 1420 AD during the Ming Dynasty. Here you also have the opportunity to learn the gentle art of Taiji by a Taiji master.
BEIJING, CHINA WED., THU. & FRI., OCT. 08, 09 & 10 The St. Regis Beijing Wednesday afternoon arrive in Beijing, the political, economic and cultural center of the Peopleâ€™s Republic of China. Enjoy VIP elite arrival service before you are whisked off to your accommodations in the heart of the city. Thursday explore the vast Tiananmen Square and the Imperial Palace, also known as the Forbidden City. Enjoy exclusive access to the Chonghua Palace (The Palace of Double Glory), normally off limits to the public and filled with priceless treasures. Take a private boat ride on Kunming Lake to reach the Summer Palace, the rest and recreation area of the Royal Families of China for more than a thousand years. Returning to Beijing, stop by the 2008 Olympic sites, the Birdâ€™s Nest and Water Cube. Attend a performance of the Beijing Opera, which combines song, dance, mime and acrobatics, with special backstage access.
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Culture Street, Tianjin
The St. Regis Tianjin
Tianjin’s beautiful nightscape
TIANJIN, CHINA (ALTERNATE VISIT) WED., THU. & FRI., OCT. 08, 09 & 10 The St. Regis Tianjin If you have previously visited Beijing, you may opt to spend these three nights in Tianjin. Depart directly from Beijing airport on your drive of approximately two hours to Tianjin, located near the coast. The Treaty of Tianjin, signed in 1856, gave Europeans the right to establish nine concessionary bases along the banks of the Hai River for setting up trade. Thus, large numbers of foreign villas and mansions were constructed in Tianjin during the late Qing Dynasty (16441911). Explore these former concession streets and discover the fascinating juxtaposition of European and Chinese architecture.
On Friday visit the Tianjin Museum. The unique architectural style of the museum, whose appearance resembles that of a swan spreading its wings, has made this one of the city’s iconic buildings. Continue to the Tianjin Culture Center, showcasing it’s culture, people, and ecology.
Visit the Shi Family Mansion, built in 1875 which now houses the Yangliuqing Museum and The Porcelain House, also known as the “China House”, a French-style building with a history of over 100 years. Tianjin will also indulge you with almost all eight of the classical Chinese cuisines, of which seven types can be enjoyed in Food Street; undoubtedly each cuisine is a feast for your pallet. Attend a performance of Beijing Opera in Tianjin, which combines song, dance, mime and acrobatics, with special backstage access.
Beijing Opera in Tianjin
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The St. Regis Singapore
Bumboat ride on the Singapore River
CHOOSE YOUR LEISURE AFTERNOON ACTIVITY Asian Civilizations Museum (ACM) ACM houses a modest but nevertheless appropriately significant open exhibition that features interesting vignettes and artifacts tracing Singapore’s early history as tied to the River’s existence. Bay of Gardens & Flower Dome Explore Singapore’s new Bay of Gardens and step into the spectacular and innovative Flower Dome. Stop and smell the flowers in the colorful changing displays of the Flower Field, which reflects different seasons and themes. Soothe tired feet with a unique Fish Spa therapy session.
S IN G A P O RE S AT. & S U N . , O CT. 1 1 & 1 2 The St. Regis Singapore Enjoy first class cuisine on your Private Jet flight to Singapore. Upon arrival, transfer to your luxury hotel for the next two nights and immerse yourself into the multi-cultural diversity of Singapore. Discover Singapore’s heritage, making your first stop at the European settlement along the Singapore River. Travel back in time on a quaint bumboat and revel in the island’s history. Weave your way through the colorful streets of “Little India” to seek out the spices and various curry bases. Unearth the significance of the fragrant jasmine garlands to the Hindus. Next, you will visit “Kampong Glam”, the place to take in the history and culture of the Malay people and view the Sultan Mosque, the largest mosque in Singapore. Along Arab Street, be dazzled by the sights, sounds and smells of the various street shops selling textiles, rattan, carpets, oil-based perfumes – age old trades which sustained early immigrants. This evening admire Singapore’s colorful city lights from the 57th floor Observation Deck of the Sands Sky Park, one of Singapore’s iconic landmarks and enjoy dinner at one of its celebrity chef restaurants.
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The St. Regis Mauritius
Crystal clear turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean
MAURITIUS, INDIAN OCEAN MON., TUE. & WED., OCT. 13, 14 & 15 The St. Regis Mauritius Board your luxury Private Jet and continue across the Indian Ocean to the island of Mauritius where your luxury ocean view suite awaits you. Begin your exploration in the southwest of the island with a visit to the village of Chamarel, home to the islandâ€™s most famous natural wonders - the magnificent Chamarel waterfall and the Seven-Colored Earths. Unique colored earths with their rainbow set of colors evolved from the conversion of basaltic lava to clay minerals. This relatively small area of sand dunes is made of seven distinct colors of sand, and is beautifully carved, creating an effect of earthen meringue.
Remarkable Seven-Colored Earths
CHOOSE YOUR LEISURE DAY ACTIVITY North Mauritius Explore the botanical garden of Pamplemousses, famous for its plants brought from all over the world. Discover the Victoria Amazonica, the largest of water lilies. Continue to the capital city of Port Louis and visit the Blue Penny Museum for a captivating glimpse into the art and history of Mauritius. Enjoy lunch at the Caudan Waterfront and free time for shopping. Leisure & Shopping Avail yourself of the facilities, spa and an array of water sports offered at your resort. You may also opt to spend the afternoon in Port Louis for lunch and shopping.
Continue to explore Ganga Talao, a crater lake about 1800 feet above sea level in a secluded mountain area in the district of Savanne, deep in the heart of Mauritius. It is considered to be the most sacred Hindu place on the island. During Shivaratri, many pilgrims in Mauritius walk bare feet from their homes to the lake. Marvel at the temple with its colorful statues dedicated to Lord Shiva and other Gods including Hanuman, Lakshmi, and others along the Grand Bassin. Here nature and men seem to coexist peacefully amongst the abundant flora and fauna.
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Ethiopian Priest reading the holy book
Church of St. George, Lalibela
ADDIS ABABA & LALIBELA, ETHIOPIA THU., FRI. & SAT., OCT. 16, 17 & 18 Sheraton Addis, A Luxury Collection Hotel Enjoy a lavish lunch onboard your Private Jet flight to Ethiopia, one of the world’s oldest countries, once known as the “Hidden Empire”. Upon arrival in Addis Ababa, transfer to your luxury hotel. Rise early for a short local charter flight over amazing rustcolored canyons to Lalibela. The small town of Lalibela is situated high in the Lasta Mountains at over 8,500 feet and is arguably one of the most important religious and historical sites in all of Africa and the entire Christian world. There are no less than 200 churches in the Lasta Region of Lalibela, some hidden in enormous caves. These brilliant feats of engineering and architecture are often referred to as the “Eighth wonder of the world”. The churches are said to have been constructed during King Lalibela’s reign during the 12th and 13th centuries. You will visit a few of the many churches, some connected by tunnels, standing on either side of the river which the villagers call Jordan. See the Church of St. George, a nearly perfect cube from which sections were hewn to give it the shape of a cross. Here you will see the cloth-covered “Pillar of Light” against which Christ is said to have leaned while appearing to King Lalibela in a dream. After a fascinating visit, return by air to Addis Ababa.
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On Saturday explore the historic capital city of Addis Ababa. Visit the Trinity Cathedral, a beautiful church with a Baroque style of European architecture which is unique to Ethiopia. Here you will find scripts of the imperial families, and coffins of Emperor Haile Selassie; the founder of the church, and his wife. Continue to the Ethnological Museum, situated within Haile Selassie’s former palace and the University’s gardens and fountains. The collections reveal the history, culture and traditions of the people of Ethiopia. Discover the Merkato, the largest open-air market in Africa, selling artefacts from all over the country. After lunch, discover more of Ethiopia’s history at the National Museum, which houses the famous complete hominid fossil remain of “Lucy” or enjoy a leisure afternoon at the hotel. This evening, a special dinner party is planned to experience the culture and cuisine along with folkloric dancers of Ethiopia.
The St. Regis Doha
Museum of Islamic Art designed by I.M. Pei
Qatari vendor at the Souk Waqif
DOHA, QATAR SUN., MON. & TUE., OCT. 19, 20 & 21 The St. Regis Doha Board your Private Jet flight to Doha in the oil-rich kingdom of Qatar. The country is made up of both an island and a peninsula in the north-eastern part of the Arabian Peninsula. Visit the private museum of the Royal Family member Sheikh Faisal and view his extensive collection of more than 3,000 Arabian and Islamic artifacts, weapons, Bedouin jewelry, traditional doors, manuscripts, fossils, carpets, embroideries, antique furniture, and books. The museum also features a comprehensive collection of historic cars, including a 19thcentury steam-powered vehicle. Continue into the heart of the atmospheric Souk Waqif, one of the most bustling areas of the city. The souk has evolved from its origins as a weekend market into a maze of narrow alleyways filled with small shops selling everything imaginable, including a variety of falcon shops. Enjoy lunch at one of the restaurants on Pearl-Qatar, an artificial island off the coast. The island is being built on one of Qatarâ€™s previous major pearl diving sites in the shape of a string of pearls; thus The Pearl Qatar will be reminiscent of Qatarâ€™s rich past in the pearl industry.
Doha city is a fascinating blend of both traditional and modern city. On Tuesday, discover the Corniche and Dhow Harbor, before continuing on to the Museum of Islamic Art, designed by renowned architect I. M. Pei. The museum houses a magnificent collection of artworks dating from the 7th to the 19th Century, including manuscripts, ceramics, metal, glass, ivory, textiles, wood and precious stones from three continents. An excursion by 4-WD jeeps over the massive sand dunes will bring you to the famous Inland Sea area near the Saudi Arabian border. Watch the sunset over the desert and enjoy a delicious barbecue dinner at a private Bedouin camp with traditional entertainment. Saharan Desert Dune Safari
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Blue Palace Crete
Minoan fresco in Knossos Palace
CHOOSE YOUR LEISURE DAY ACTIVITY Ancient Villages: Lato, Kera & Kritsa Discover Crete’s culture and landscapes, visiting an archaeological site, a mountain village and a Byzantine Church. Explore the ruins of the ancient Doric city of Lato, one of the best excavated Greek cities on the island with impressive ruins. Admire the magnificent frescos in the church of Panagia Kera, one of the most ancient in Greece. Stroll through the picturesque village of Kritsa, built on a rock hill, surrounded by olive groves, and an important center of weaving art and embroidery. Winery Visit with Hands-On Cooking Class Visit a family-run vineyard in one of the most noteworthy wine regions of Crete, the appellation area of Peza. Enjoy a friendly and relaxed hands-on cooking class, highlighting the simple, seasonal foods of Crete. Discover how to prepare a number a Cretan dishes, or if you wish a less active roll, relax and soak up the atmosphere. Afterwards, enjoy a tasting of the estate’s finest wines and a rustic meal with the food prepared.
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Colorful Crete Harbor
IS LA N D O F CRE TE , G RE E CE WE D . , THU . & F RI. , O CT. 2 2 , 2 3 , & 2 4 Blue Palace, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa Fly by Private Jet to Heraklion on the island of Crete and transfer to your beachfront resort. Crete, one of the Mediterranean’s largest and most enchanting islands, is renowned for its rich history, crystal clear beaches, and dramatic landscapes. Get an inside view of Cretan culture and history during your exploration of the ruins of Knossos Palace, the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete and considered as Europe’s oldest city. Enjoy a typical Cretan lunch at one of Heraklion’s charming tavernas. Spend the afternoon exploring the Archaeological Museum, the world’s premier museum of Minoan civilization, or strolling along Heraklion’s pedestrian streets lined with shops and cafes. In the late afternoon, embark on a traditional Greek caique fishing boat for a sunset cruise. Sail from the hotel’s own jetty around the small island of Kolokitha, opposite the hotel, while enjoying cocktails and canapes.
Hotel Alfonso XIII
Andalucian Horse Riders, Jerez
Plaza de Espana, Seville
SEVILLE & JEREZ, SPAIN SAT., SUN. & MON., Oct. 25, 26 & 27 Hotel Alfonso XIII, A Luxury Collection Hotel Depart Greece on your Private Jet flight to Seville, the capital of Andalusia. It is a melting pot of different civilizations and considered to be the social, cultural, and artistic heart of southern Spain.
to be the oldest Royal Palace in Europe still in use today. Lunch will be an exploration into Andalusia’s tapas culture, as you walk the winding streets of Seville and sample some of the best tapas the city has to offer.
In the afternoon take a walk through the Old Town and visit the 15th century gothic Cathedral, the third largest in the world. Within its walls lie the remains of Columbus as well as relics of St. Ferdinand, liberator of Seville.
Join in the festivities this evening at a gala cocktail and dinner party including a colorful Flamenco dance performance to celebrate the finale of your Around the World adventure.
On Sunday enjoy an excursion to Jerez de la Frontera in the Cadiz province. Jerez is famous for its wine and you will have an opportunity to learn about the sherry making process and enjoy a tasting of the finest sherry and local delicacies during a visit to the only bodega in Jerez whose production focuses exclusively on the very oldest of sherry wines and brandies. Continue to the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art to enjoy a private “equestrian ballet” accompanied by Spanish music and riders in 18th century style costumes. Enjoy lunch at one of the finest restaurants in town before returning to Seville.
Your Journey Ends
Monday discover Seville’s Moorish flavor on a walking tour of its magical Santa Cruz quarter. The Alcazar is considered
SEVILLE / BOSTON TUE., OCT. 28 While your onboard chef and cabin crew lavish you with fine wine and great food on the final segment of your luxury Private Jet journey, your tour managers will recap the trip’s highlights. Soon it will be time to bid farewell to friends until you meet again on your next Private Jet adventure. After you exit U.S. Customs, you will be assisted with connecting to your flight home.
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Lakani Private jet tours by VIP Jet for just 14 guests
Your Choice of three different destinations African Adventure Discovering Diverse Landscapes, Wildlife & Cultures
India: North & South Exploring the Sub-continent in style
Europe Rediscovered Redefining the Classic European Tour
Jan. 22 – Feb. 7 & Feb. 10 – 26, 2014
Nov. 3 – 19, 2014
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Terms & Conditions Luxury Private Jet Around the World 2014 Tour Price: $96,900 per person (double occupancy) $7,950 single supplement Included in tour price: All private jet flights between Seattle and Boston; all beverages including liquor on the private jet; suite accommodations at finest hotels on share basis; single accommodations are available at additional cost; (Lakani reserves the right to substitute hotels for those named in the brochure when necessary); three meals per day, a la carte where available or practical; bottled water, coffee and tea with meals on the ground; special events; transportation by deluxe air conditioned vehicles; entrance fees for comprehensive sightseeing; gratuities to hotel and restaurant staff, local guides and drivers; knowledgeable local guides, and Lakani tour managers; baggage porterage throughout including two pieces of baggage, total weight 100 pounds; airport taxes; amenities package; arrival transfer from Seattle airport to hotel at beginning of trip and from Boston airport arrival terminal to ongoing flight or to a hotel in Boston at end of trip; medical evacuation insurance of $100,000 for covered reasons. Not included in tour price: Airfare to Seattle and from Boston; trip cancellation insurance; medical and accident insurance; passport and visa fees; personal expenses (such as mini bar, laundry, telephone, fax, and internet charges); costs to ship passenger documents to international addresses; inoculations and medications; other gratuities not specifically mentioned as included. Payment requirements: To confirm your reservation, we require an initial deposit of $5,000 per person. A second deposit of $20,000 per person is due February 06, 2014. A third deposit of $30,000 is due on April 06, 2014. Balance is due June 06, 2014. All payments are protected in part by a Surety Trust Agreement in favor of the charter participants by and between Lakani World Tours and Shelby Financial Corp, 5 Great Valley Parkway, Malvem, PA 19355. If Lakani World Tours is unavailable, claims should be filed directly with Shelby Financial Corp within 60 days after the completion of the trip. Otherwise, Shelby Financial Corp and Lakani World Tours shall be released from all liability to charter participants under the Surety Trust Agreement. Payment constitutes acceptance of our Terms & Conditions. Refunds & Cancellation Policy: All requests to cancel confirmed reservations must be received in writing. Cancellations received: Cancellations Date: Before Dec 06, 2013 Between Dec 07, 2013 and Feb 06, 2014 Between Feb 07 and Mar. 17, 2014 Between Mar 18 and Apr 30, 2014 Between May 01 and Jul 08, 2014 Between Jul 09, 2014 and departure
Cancellations Fee: $500 per person $2,500 per person $5,000 per person $23,000 per person 60% of full trip price NO REFUND
Refunds will not be made for unused portion of the tour, such as, but not limited to, sightseeing excursions, meals, and or other pre-arranged services. Refunds are limited to the amounts as stated in our Cancellation Policy. An Operator-Participant Contract will be sent to you upon confirmation that outlines your right to cancel and receive a full refund in case of Major Changes. Insurance: Lakani World Tours cannot be held responsible or liable for loss, damage, or theft of luggage or personal belongings, nor for personal injury, accident, or illness. A travel insurance plan including trip cancellation protection is available through Lakani World Tours. Developed in conjunction with Travel Guard, this plan is available at the time of reservation and may protect you against unforeseen events. Cancellation insurance is strongly recommended. Photography: Lakani World Tours encourages tour participants to take photographs and videos during the tour and submit them to the Lakani Travel Club for use in promotional materials. Participants who prefer that their image not be used for marketing purposes are asked to make this request known in writing prior to departure.
Health & Inoculations: Inoculation requirements and recommendations often change; therefore, we strongly recommend you contact your personal physician, local Health Department, or the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia, (404) 322-4559 or www.cdc.gov/travel and advise them of your itinerary. Responsibility: Lakani World Tours and its employees, independent contractors and representatives act only as agents in arranging hotels or lodging, transportation, ground handling, restaurants, or other travel services and in no way shall be held liable in the event of failure by any person or company to render services to travelers, nor shall they be held liable for any negligent or willful act by any such person or company. Furthermore, neither Lakani World Travel Inc (DBA Lakani World Tours) nor its employees, independent contractors or agents shall be liable or responsible for any injury, loss, death, or damage to personal property in connection with any goods or services provided, resulting from force majeure, acts of God, civil unrest, acts of war, terrorist activities, labor strikes, or mechanical failure of transport while traveling. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, Lakani World Tours reserves the right, without notice, to withdraw any or all parts of a tour and or to make such changes as may be necessary. The extra cost, if any, for such changes will be the responsibility of the traveler. Lakani World Tours reserves the right to cancel the tour, in which case a full refund will be made without further obligation on our part. We also reserve the right to decline to accept or to retain any person as a member of the tour, or to require a participant to withdraw from the tour at their own expense when such an action is determined by Lakani World Tours tour staff to be in the best interest of the participant’s health and safety or that of the tour group. No refund will be made for the unused portion of the tour. The published tour cost is based on tariffs and exchange rates in effect in July 2013, and is subject to change. Any tariff, exchange rate or fuel surcharge will be passed on to the participants. Baggage is carried at the owner’s risk entirely. It is understood that the air ticket when issued shall constitute the sole contract between the passenger and the airline concerned. The airlines concerned are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time passengers are not on board their plane or conveyance. Lakani World Tours accepts no liability for any airline’s cancellation penalty or change fee incurred by the purchase of a restricted air ticket in connection with this tour. In regard to credit card payments for travel services to Lakani World Tours the traveler (and or cardholder or the cardholders authorized representative) will hold Lakani World Tours and its employees, independent contractors or representatives harmless for any or all charge-backs exercised by them or their credit card companies, originating from any complaints regarding travel services or involving refund requests of monies paid when insurance was not purchased, or for any reason whereby the traveler did not utilize any portion of the prepaid travel services, or any reasons whatsoever. Arbitration Resolution: Any controversy or claim arising out of, or relating to, any services arranged by Lakani World Tours shall be resolved solely by binding arbitration in Orange County, California, in accordance with the rules of the American Arbitration Association. Acceptance of initial travel services and payment of monies to Lakani World Tours will constitute agreement by the traveler(s) of these Terms & Conditions. California law requires sellers of travel to be bonded. Lakani World Tours is bonded through Great American Insurance and is a participant in the California Travel Consumer Restitution Corporation, TCRC fund. CST # 2073277-50 Lakani World Tours 1300 Bristol Street North, Suite 100 Newport Beach, CA 92660 www.lakani.com
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