The Four Seasons has been known for its luxury and style for decades now, but instead of sitting in complacency, the brand upped the ante by adding private jet travel to its roster. Starting in 2021, the brand will be adding four brand new itineraries for its Four Seasons Private Jet, each one more stunning than the last.
But first, let’s take a look at the plane itself. The state-of-the-art, custom-fitted Airbus A321neo has just 48 handcrafted, soft Italian leather seats. Each seat offers 6.5 feet of personal space, an ottoman and extended leg room. And of course, you can flatten them completely when it is time to get some shut-eye.
“In designing the new Four Seasons Private Jet, we were inspired by the glamour and prestige of air travel in times past, when every flight was a special occasion. With a laser focus on comfort, functionality and beauty, our aim is to create an environment that encourages spontaneous social interaction between everyone on board,” said Dana Kalczak, Four Seasons Vice President, Design.
Designed with entertaining in mind, the jet will also be offering a variety of premium experiences while you’re in the air, like intimate workshops, educational demonstrations and culinary surprises with Four Seasons masters. The experiences will change depending on which itinerary you choose. For example, a wellness therapist will be in the air with you on the flight from Sydney to Bali, providing rejuvenating and customized spa treatments for your hands, eyes and body. And heading to the Serengeti with a camera you have no idea how to use? The Four Seasons’ resident naturalist and photographer from the region will offer insights into the wildlife you’ll be encountering on your game drive, and will show you how to capture the best photos.
The new itineraries start at $163,000 a person and once you take a look at the detailed trips below, you will know why. Plus, it goes without saying, but you will be staying in some of the world’s nicest luxury accommodations while at each stop.
The four new itineraries on offer starting in 2021 are ambitious to say the least:
- Remote Wonders (December 31, 2020 – January 20, 2021) will be taking you to Dubai, Hoi An, Angkor Wat, Bangkok, Chiang Mai or Chiang Rai, Seychelles, Rwanda, the Serengeti and then back to Dubai. An enriching journey through Asia and Africa in just 21 days, the new Remote Wonders itinerary kicks off in ultimate style with an exclusive New Year’s Eve party in Dubai, as glittering fireworks light up the sky over the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. In Hoi An, a renowned Vietnamese tailor designs, sews and hand-delivers a custom outfit in time for take-off. While visiting the Old Town of Hoi An, streets are cordoned off to enjoy a festive private dinner set under colourful lanterns, complete with views of the city’s iconic Japanese Bridge. On route to Bangkok, stop to explore Cambodia’s majesty in Angkor Wat. Sail through the turquoise waters of Petite Anse by catamaran in the Seychelles before an unforgettable few days in the Virunga Mountains, trekking through the Rwandan rain forest to observe gorillas in their natural habitat. Maasai warriors lead the way to an unforgettable torch-lit barbecue feast in the middle of Serengeti’s National Park at the end of a remarkable three week journey.
- Ancient Explorers (October 5 – 28, 2021) includes stops in Miami, Mexico City, Easter Island, Bora Bora, Great Barrier Reef, Koh Samui or Bangkok, Jordan, Pyramids, Athens and Madrid. This all-new 24-day around the world journey begins in Miami with a first stop in Mexico City where mezcal distillers offer a masterclass in the agave-based spirit. Next, explore the Pacific Ocean’s secluded Easter Island by horseback, taking in views of the lush volcanic plains and famed moai statues. Stop for a snorkel while enjoying a private cruise of the Great Barrier Reef before visiting Koh Samui to learn the art of Muay Thai from a professional fighter. Wander the ancient streets of Petra and learn about the rock-cut buildings, intricate carvings and towering columns of one of the world’s most famous archaeological sites. While stopping in Egypt for the day, enjoy special access to see the Sphinx up close, and explore the legendary Pyramids of Giza, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. This journey of a lifetime culminates in Greece and Spain with back-to-back stays at two new Four Seasons properties. Historians can explore both the Acropolis and the Parthenon in Athens, while those looking to learn a new skill can opt for a private flamenco class in Madrid.
- International Intrigue (February 24, 2021 – March 19, 2021) takes you to Seattle, Kyoto, Hoi An, Maldives, Serengeti, Marrakech, Budapest, St. Petersburg and Paris. Stimulate the senses in vibrant cultural capitals, seek out serenity on remote island paradises, and uncover the magic of the vast African savannah while journeying across four continents. Enjoy a bird’s eye view of Seattle by sea plane, practice meditation with a Zen master in Kyoto, get fitted for a hand-crafted silk dress or custom-tailored suit in Hoi An, and recharge with a private island spa treatment in the Maldives. Spot some of the world’s rarest wildlife on a walking safari in the Serengeti, explore the spice markets of Marrakech and soothe sore muscles at a century-old thermal pool in Budapest. Enjoy a window into Russia’s lavish imperial past in St. Petersburg and cap off the trip of a lifetime in the City of Light, where Old World architecture and art stand side-by-side with contemporary fashion and modern gastronomy.
- Timeless Encounters (March 19, 2021 – April 11, 2021) goes to Kona, Bora Bora, Sydney, Bali, Chiang Mai or Chiang Rai, Taj Mahal, Dubai, Prague and London. From the beaches of Bora Bora to the sparkling marble of the Taj Mahal, this 24-day itinerary explores vibrant city centres and tranquil islands across nine destinations. Meet manta rays around Hawaii’s Big Island, relax in a picture-perfect overwater bungalow in Bora Bora, and learn to surf on Bondi Beach. In Bali, cruise through rice terraces in a restored vintage Volkswagen convertible. Discover the peaceful Buddhist temples and hillside villages of Thailand and take in the Taj Mahal while on route to Dubai. Experience the fairy-tale castles, medieval cathedrals and winding cobblestone streets of Prague and say farewell to new friends during a final stop in London.