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Tour Highlights

  • Become immersed in Argentinian country life with a visit to a grand estancia, where you’ll be treated to an exclusive polo match and lunch by Michelin-starred chef, Francis Mallmann
  • Take in the once-in-a-lifetime vista of Iguassu Falls from the Brazilian side and savour a private lunch on a balcony with unrestricted views of the water
  • Enjoy a special gala dinner and Carnival-style samba show at Das Canoas House
  • Wander the streets of Old Havana in Cuba, stopping at the opulent Captain General’s Palace and some of Ernest Hemingway’s old haunts

  • Discover the engineering wonder that is the Panama Canal on a private cruise
  • Encounter an eclectic variety of wildlife on the Galápagos Islands
  • Travel aboard the luxurious Belmond Hiram Bingham train to the astonishing Machu Picchu
  • See the incredible moai stone statues before being welcomed by local elders with traditional singing and dancing at Explora Rapa Nui resort

Cuban Street Scene

For all round efficient, safe touring, all well organised to interesting, and inaccessible or difficult places - Captain's Choice can't be bettered.

Joan Lawrence - Ancient & Holy Lands, 2016

Where we visit

South America by Private Jet Map

Full Itinerary

Sydney to Buenos Aires (Argentina)

Day 1: Thursday 23 August

On our first private jet journey, we travel east across the Pacific via Tahiti and Easter Island to Buenos Aires. Sink into your seat and allow our inflight crew to pamper you with the finest food and beverages. After crossing the international dateline, it is early evening when our private jet lands in busy Buenos Aires. Our introduction to the city is a luxurious Belle Époque hotel, the Alvear Palace, which we will call home for three nights.  It is located in the exclusive Recoleta neighbourhood, where elegant boulevards and leafy parks lend a Parisian air.

We enjoy a leisurely dinner and a quiet night in anticipation of tomorrow's explorations.

Buenos Aires

Day 2: Friday 24 August

Buenos Aires is an assortment of many different neighbourhoods, each offering a different aspect of the city. Today, we drop in at its most iconic ones for an overview of BA, as the locals call it.

After breakfast, take a morning stroll through the Recoleta neighbourhood. At midday, we have a quintessential Argentinian lunch at a traditional steakhouse offering the country's famous pampas-fed beef.

In the afternoon, we visit the Plaza de Mayo, Casa Rosada, the Teatro Colón opera house, Recoleta Cemetery and La Boca, a working class district, which once housed Italian immigrants. The immigrants livened up the district by painting their houses in bright colours, a custom that continues today. It was here that the tango evolved, and, as we walk through the district, we will come across many dancers performing in the streets.

This evening, we celebrate the dance in its most spectacular form with dinner and a live show at Rojo Tango, an intimate cabaret room where the dancers weave through the audience’s tables. As if we need more reason to look forward to this, Rojo Tango is located in the Hotel Faena, designed by Philippe Starck.

La Recoleta Cemetery - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires

Day 3: Saturday 25 August

Today, we retreat to the country. The estancia is a type  of sprawling estate established in the 19th century, often crowned with a mansion of grand architecture. Here, we immerse ourselves in the lifestyle of the Argentinian elite, with an exclusive polo match put on especially for you. At lunch, the brilliant and flamboyant Francis Mallmann, Michelin-starred chef and global ambassador for the region's cuisine, personally prepares a culinary adventure for our taste buds. We will sample the finest Argentinian wines, handpicked by Mallmann and paired with lunch.

The remarkable day continues with these Your World experiences. Pick the one that entices you most.

  • Delve deeper into the country's polo culture by learning  how to play. 
  • Or, bring home a few Argentine cooking secrets. Watch Francis Mallmann, renowned for his myriad ways  of cooking with fire, demonstrate his signature methods.

Tonight, prepare to be lost in the flavours, sights and sounds of Argentina’s most sought after dining experience. Puertas cerradas or closed-door restaurants are a cross between a private dinner party and a restaurant, where the city’s best chefs present their talents in personal living rooms, villas and hidden gardens. No two meals or locations are alike. Tonight, we sample several.

Iguassu Falls (Brazil)

Day 4: Sunday 26 August

Today, we are bound for Rio de Janeiro. Before that, we stop in at the world’s largest system of waterfalls for a few hours, a side-trip possible only with a private jet. We take in the once-in-a-lifetime vista of Iguassu Falls from the Brazilian side and savour a private lunch on a balcony with unrestricted views of the water.

After lunch, pick from these Your World experiences that will enhance your visit.

  • Fly over the falls in a helicopter for a truly unique view of the ‘Devil’s Throat’.
  • Explore the base of the falls in a Macuco Safari Boat. You will travel on both flat water and rapids to arrive at the part of the falls called the Three Musketeers. Getting soaked is part of the adventure.
  • Pay a visit to the Iguassu Falls Bird Park. It isn't every day that we get up close to the magnificent toucan. On top of the many colourful tropical birds, see the innumerable species of butterfly native to the area.

We continue on our private jet to Rio de Janeiro, enjoying dinner on board before landing.

Iguazu Falls - Captain's Choice Silversea Cruising

Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

Day 4: Sunday 26 August

Our flight from Iguassu Falls lands in Rio de Janeiro in the evening, where you are whisked directly to the  Belmond Copacabana Palace for a well-deserved rest.

Rio de Janeiro

Day 5: Monday 27 August

We start our first full day in the city with a tour of the sights  that are quintessentially Rio. We visit Corcovado Mountain to see the statue of Christ the Redeemer up close. Our next stops are the legendary beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema, and then, the Metropolitan Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro, built in  1964 but styled after a Maya pyramid. 

At lunch, we savour the delights of an authentic churrascaria, Fogo de Chão, where the meat is slowly roasted over a fire to succulent perfection, according to Southern Brazilian tradition.

The afternoon, relax and prepare for tonight’s gala dinner and Carnival-style samba show at Das Canoas House, a splendid example of modern architecture. For fans of the architect, Oscar Niemeyer, it is indeed a treat to be inside the home  he built for his family.

Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro

Day 6: Tuesday 28 August

Today is set aside for you to design as you choose, with many  Your World experiences to select from.

  • Continue last night’s discovery of Oscar Niemeyer with an architectural tour of Rio hosted by a member of Niemeyer’s close family. We will also visit the stunningly idiosyncratic Niterói Contemporary Art Museum he designed. Lunch follows after.
  • Explore Rio’s favelas, or shanty towns via Jeep where haphazard buildings set on top of each other paint a picture both mad and delightful.
  • Visit a sugarcane farm where cachaça is made. Sample the spirit, well known for its use in the caipirinha mixed drink. Upon returning to Rio, we stop for lunch with the family who owns the farm.

In the late afternoon, we gather to share stories of our  day over caipirinhas, then take in sweeping views of the city from a helicopter, before landing at Sugarloaf Mountain,  another of Rio’s favourite vantage points.

This evening, you are free to choose where to dine. Select from  a list of Rio’s best restaurants - including Baby Beef Barra, Rubaiyat, the Hotel Cipriani Restaurant, or the Michelin-starred MEE.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  - Captains Choice Private Jet Tour

Havana (Cuba)

Day 7: Wednesday 29 August

After breakfast, our flight leaves for Cuba. We have lunch  and dinner on board before arriving in Havana. We check  in to the recently renovated Kempinski Manzana de Gómez for the next three nights.


Day 8: Thursday 30 August

We acquaint ourselves with the city through a guided walking tour, taking in the Plaza de Armas and Old Havana. The city’s crumbling grandeur presents itself, an echo of the days when  it grew rich as a port for Spanish galleons carrying treasures from the Americas. We stop in at the opulent Captain  General’s Palace and some of Ernest Hemingway’s old  haunts, before having lunch at a local restaurant.

The afternoon is left free for exploration on your own. Or, if you wish, select from these Your World experiences.

  • Trace Hemingway’s steps across the city and beyond.  Visit his former estate, the Finca La Vigía. Then, head to the picturesque village of Cojimar, in which he set The Old Man and the Sea. 
  • Delve into the Cuban-American connection. See the Hotel Nacional, built in 1930, when Cuba was a major destination for Americans. Ride in a classic 1950s Chevrolet or Buick, and learn about the American Mafia in Havana. 
  • Tour a cigar factory for insight into Cuba’s most famous export.
  • Learn more about Havana’s buildings with an architecture tour that points out all the different styles and Cuban adaptations of them.

This evening, we dine at Café del Oriente, which, at the  height of communism, was Havana’s only luxury restaurant. After dinner, we invite you out to a salsa spectacular. It might be Thursday, but in Havana, every night is a weekend night. The best salsa bars change regularly, but with our finger firmly on the city's pulse, you can be sure that we'll find ourselves dancing along to the liveliest, most popular of bands.

Cuban Flag
Cuban Scene


Day 9: Friday 31 August

If yesterday was dedicated to Old Havana, today, we explore some of the other districts that make up the city. We visit fortresses built to guard the port’s entrance, first El Morro,  and then, La Cabaña. After that, we pay a visit to Plaza de la Revolución, the square from which Fidel Castro once  regularly addressed Cubans. At the Museum of the Revolution, we learn more about the revolutionary war of the 1950s.

Lunch today is at a couple of paladares, or private restaurants, one of which is the inventive Ivan Chef Gusto, set in an 18th century colonial building with eclectic interiors. The menus change regularly and feature only what’s fresh in the market that day.

This afternoon, Your World experiences from yesterday are once again made available. We encourage you to select one  of the experiences you missed, or alternatively, explore the city on your own terms.

With the advent of economic reform, chefs all over Havana are free to open paladares of their own. This explosion of choice is to our benefit. Tonight, you are free to select from a carefully curated list of Havana’s most delicious and atmospheric paladares.

Cars in Havana, Cuba

Panama City (Panama)

Day 10: Saturday 1 September

After lunch on a short flight, we arrive in Panama City with the afternoon to spare. Choose from these Your World experiences.

  • Take a journey through three eras of Panama City - view its modern skyscrapers, Spanish colonial buildings and the ancient ruins of its original indigenous settlement.
  • Prepare for tomorrow by visiting the Panama Canal’s Miraflores Locks Visitor Centre.

Our residence in Panama is the American Trade Hotel, located in a restored landmark building in the Old Quarter. A stroll down the street will reveal a district undergoing a renaissance. Elegant old buildings, some restored, others still waiting to be, line cobblestone streets. Hawkers and high society are equally represented, lending an electric vibrancy to the quarter.

This evening, choose from the delectable offerings of three handpicked restaurants.

  • At Madrigal, find dishes with Asian, European and Latin influences, all made with Panamanian ingredients like otoe,  a little known root vegetable.
  • Tejas presents the flavours of Panama with a Barcelona accent.
  • The Dining Room at our hotel is led by Chef Clara Icaza, named one of the top 20 young chefs in Latin America.

Panama City

Day 11: Sunday 2 September

Today is reserved for full immersion in the engineering wonder that is the Panama Canal. Unlike a typical traveller who will only observe it from land, we will board a private cruising boat, transit the canal and experience the locks first hand.

At Gatún Lake, 26 metres above sea level and the highest point on the canal, our boat picks us up and proceeds through the Culebra Cut, the narrowest portion of the canal. We pass through the Pedro Miguel Locks, which lowers our boat 18 metres so that it can enter Miraflores Lake. We then go through the Miraflores Locks and dock at the Port of Balboa. 

A special private dinner awaits you this evening. Trained at both Attica in Melbourne and the Icebergs Dining Room in Sydney, Chef José Carles of Donde José has returned to Panama and gone on to apply the techniques he's learnt. Tonight, he presents eight elegant courses that, together, tell Panama's culinary story. Our venue is the distinctive Biomuseo, designed by Frank Gehry. Located on the Amador Causeway, we enjoy panoramic views  of the ocean and cargo ships entering the canal.

Panama Canal Transit - Captain's Choice Private Jet Tours

Galápagos Islands (Ecuador)

Day 12: Monday 3 September

This morning, our jet takes us to Guayaquil where we board  a local flight to Baltra Island in the Galápagos. Here, we leave the plane behind and board our expedition ship, M/V Galápagos Legend, headed for our first wildlife encounter. Upon landing at Santa Cruz Island, we visit a natural reserve for the archipelago's famous giant tortoises. These majestic creatures live up to 200 years and often weigh close to 300 kilograms. You can also choose to walk inside amazing, cavernous lava tubes. We follow this with a visit to pit craters, where the surface has collapsed and 'sunken forests' have grown.

Galápagos Islands

Day 13: Tuesday 4 September

We sail to Santiago Island, landing on Puerto Egas, a black volcanic sand beach visited by Darwin in 1835. The shore  is ringed by eroded rock formations that have become home  to an abundance of wildlife species. Among them, marine iguanas, starfish and the bizarre yellow-crowned night heron. Don't forget to comb the tide pools for Sally Lightfoot crabs  and watch out for fur seals, who love frolicking in the cool waters.

After lunch on our ship, we head to Bartolomé Island, named after Sir Bartholomew Sulivan, a naturalist and lieutenant aboard HMS Beagle, and also Charles Darwin's lifelong friend. While only 1.2 square kilometres, it offers some of the most breathtaking moon-like landscapes in the archipelago. Here,  we will challenge ourselves with a hike to the summit of the island, encountering great views of the surrounding islands, including the sharp blade of Pinnacle Rock. This island is also home to blue-footed boobies and lava lizards.

We linger for a while, enjoying the beach and taking the opportunity to snorkel, where you might find yourself swimming amongst Galápagos penguins, sea turtles, white-tipped reef sharks and countless colourful fish.

Giant Tortoise - Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Galápagos Islands

Day 14: Wednesday 5 September

By now, we have fallen into the daily rhythms of an explorer. We start the day in a part of Santa Cruz Island that we have not visited yet. We walk past a brackish lagoon where flamingo often go to feed, then up Dragon Hill, a nesting ground for endemic land iguanas. The surrounding forest is inhabited by mockingbirds, Darwin's finches, yellow warblers and Galápagos doves.

As usual, we head back to the ship for lunch and to compare stories. After that, we sail to North Seymour Island, where  large colonies of blue-footed boobies, great frigatebirds with crimson throat sacs and swallow-tailed gulls go about their day. It is always lively, noisy and full of fanfare here. You are likely to encounter sea lions and occasionally, a Galápagos snake.

Great Frigate - Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Little Penguin, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Cuzco (Peru)

Day 15: Thursday 6 September

A private flight takes us directly from the Galápagos to Guayaquil. There, we rejoin our private jet for the flight to Lima, where a scheduled flight takes us to Cuzco. We check in to the Belmond Hotel Monasterio, a former seminary, and our home for the next four nights. This evening, we dine in at the hotel.

Please note that Cuzco is 3,400m above sea level. If you are uncomfortable with or cannot travel to high altitudes, please seek advice from your doctor. It will be our pleasure to arrange an alternative, fully-escorted, low-altitude itinerary. 

Your low-altitude alternative to Cuzco. Peru has a remarkable history stretching back at least 10,000 years, and has had the benefit of hosting numerous civilisations. The Cupisnique, Chavin, Moche and Chimú cultures, now extinct, all called the area around modern day Peru home, and left many fascinating artefacts behind. From Lima to Chiclayo to Trujillo, your journey will be an archaeological delight.

Chiclayo (Peru)

Day 15 : Thursday 6 September

A scheduled flight takes us directly from the Galápagos to Guayaquil. There, we rejoin our private jet for the flight to Lima. We bid goodbye to our fellow travellers as we part ways temporarily, boarding a scheduled flight to Chiclayo. We check in to the Casa Andina Select Hotel for two nights.


Day 16 : Friday 7 September

In Chiclayo, we are spoiled for choice when it comes to archaeological sites. This morning, we begin our exploration at Ventarrón, a 4,000 year-old temple which was only excavated in 2007. Thought to be built by the Cupisnique culture, it is the oldest ruin in the Americas. Interestingly, the Cupisnique people buried the temple when they stopped using it.

After the temple, we go in search of the Huaca Rajada mummies, the most famous of which is the skeleton of the  Lord of Sipán, so-called because he was buried with opulent gold ornaments, indicating he was of the highest rank.

We stop for lunch at a rustic local restaurant, before recommencing our historical quest. At the Museum of Royal Tombs, we delve deeper into the mummies' story and encounter perfect replicas of the tombs complete with their grave goods.

Tonight, select from a handpicked list of restaurants,  each presenting a different, delicious facet of Peruvian cuisine.

Trujillo (Peru)

Day 17 : Saturday 8 September

This morning, we drive to Trujillo for our next adventure. The El Brujo archaeological complex has been occupied by successive waves of cultures, from the Cupisnique to the Moche. Their most lasting legacy is the Señora de Cao mummy, the first Peruvian female mummy of a high ranking priestess or ruler.

At the Hacienda Paiján, a delicious lunch is accompanied by a spectacular display of Peruvian Paso horseriders dancing the Northern Marinera. To perform the Marinera, the male 'dancer', on horseback, makes the horse 'dance' with exceptional dexterity while the female dancer is on foot. It is a truly unique artform found nowhere else. We spend the night in the luxurious Casa Andina Private Collection Hotel in town.

Lima (Peru)

Day 18 : Sunday 9 September

The final installment of our historical quest takes place at the Temples of the Sun and Moon, a pair of pyramids that rise from a seemingly empty coastal desert. In truth, the pyramids represent just two sacred buildings within what was the Moche civilization's capital. Between them, lie the extensive remains of the city, still under excavation.

Lunch takes place on the water, in the quaint fishing town of Huanchaco. Later that afternoon, we board our flight to Lima. To avoid fighting traffic into the city and again back to the airport tomorrow, we overnight at the Wyndham Lima Airport Hotel. On Monday, we rejoin our fellow travellers on our private jet for our flight to Easter Island.


Day 16: Friday 7 September

Our first full day in Cuzco begins at the city's cathedral, with art by Quechua artists of the 17th century Cuzco Painting School. After that, our Inca pilgrimage begins at the Temple  of the Sun, a showcase of Inca masonry. On Hatun Rumiyoc Street, stone walls remaining from a once-grand Inca ruler's palace line the walkway with modern buildings built over them. The highlight is a particular stone, hand cut with 12 separate angles, a bewilderingly high level of skill.

We adjourn for lunch at our hotel before leaving on an exploration of Sacsayhuaman, a hilltop fortress overlooking Cuzco. Like Machu Picchu, it was built of stone blocks,  but of ones far bigger. We continue on to the Kenko Temple, a wak'a, or holy place, believed to be where sacrifices and mummification were conducted. Our last stop is the red fortress of Tambomachay.

This evening, dine at one of Cuzco's best and most inventive restaurants. These are some of our favourites.

  • Chicha by the famed Chef Gastón Acurio, serving classic  Andean recipes.
  • Limo, on an enclosed balcony overlooking Cuzco’s main plaza, nods to the Japanese immigrant influence  on Peruvian cuisine.
  • MAP Café is set in the Pre-Columbian Art Museum. Sample conceptual Peruvian dishes here.
Indigenous Peruvian Woman

Machu Picchu

Day 17: Saturday 8 September

Today, we dedicate ourselves to the astonishing Machu Picchu. As is convention, we travel there in style, on the luxurious Belmond Hiram Bingham train.

Each stone within these classical Inca buildings was cut by hand and fit perfectly with adjoining stones, no mortar needed or used. The structures were designed to withstand earthquakes, with stabilising features such as trapezoidal windows, narrowing from bottom to top.

The energetic amongst us have the option of waking earlier to take the Vistadome train to Aguas Caliente. We then travel by road to Machu Picchu. The early start pays off as we clamber through the ruins before the crowds arrive, then follow a steep and uneven footpath to Huayna Picchu. While this jagged peak features in many photos, towering over Machu Picchu, it sees but a fraction of its visitors. As spaces are limited, be sure to confirm your place early.  

That afternoon, we rest our legs with tea at the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge, adjacent to Machu Picchu, before returning to Cuzco on the Hiram Bingham train. We will enjoy a four-course dinner aboard the train.

Machu Picchu, Peru


Day 18: Sunday 9 September

We start the day with a morning tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. We stop in at Chinchero, which, according to myth, is the birthplace of the rainbow. Today, it is the market, featuring traditional Peruvian textiles that we are after.

At the Pre-Columbian salt mines of Maras, the evaporation ponds make for an interesting photograph. Our next stop is Moray, a rarely visited site that was once the ‘agricultural laboratory of the Incas’. Natural depressions were turned  into concentric terraces to test for hardy crops.

We return to Cuzco in the afternoon, where you may choose from the following Your World experiences.

  • Take to Cuzco on foot and discover its people, markets and colonial Spanish architecture.
  • Brighten a child's day at the Hogar San José Orphanage.

Before dinner, we are treated to a private cultural performance. Following that, dine at one of these restaurants.

  • Chicha by the famed Chef Gastón Acurio, serving classic  Andean recipes.
  • Limo, on an enclosed balcony overlooking Cuzco’s main plaza, nods to the Japanese immigrant influence on Peruvian cuisine.
  • MAP Café is set in the Pre-Columbian Art Museum. Sample conceptual Peruvian dishes here.

Hanga Roa (Easter Island)

Day 19: Monday 10 September

Hanga Roa, the only town on Easter Island, greets us when we land in the afternoon. Once we arrive, we visit the abandoned village of Orongo, a collection of stone houses perched on the lip of a volcanic caldera. On one side, the 300 metre cliff affords dizzying views of the ocean. On the other, a gentle, grassy slope leads to a freshwater crater lake.

Once we have satisfied our curiosity about the island, we check in to the architecturally-distinct Explora Rapa Nui resort, where local elders welcome us to their land with traditional singing and dancing.

This evening, we dine at the Explora’s acclaimed restaurant, tantalising our taste buds with several courses featuring exotic local produce. You might find plantain and guava making appearances, along with fish caught that very morning.

Easter Island Tour

Hanga Roa

Day 20: Tuesday 11 September

We are here on Easter Island to see the moai, and there is  no better time to view them than during the dramatic sunrise. This morning, you have the option of greeting the day at Ahu Tongariki, home to some of the island’s tallest moai.

Later, we explore Rano Raraku, where stone for the gigantic moai was quarried. After that, we make another trip to Ahu Tongariki for those who missed it at sunrise.

Lunch is at the beach of Anakena, where the Polynesians first landed after crossing the Pacific in dugout canoes. A traditional umu lunch, made by burying fish in hot stones, lets us delve into local custom. At the same time, we feast our eyes on a traditional Polynesian show led by an elder.

Enjoy a relaxing, free afternoon before joining your fellow travellers for a farewell dinner where we contemplate our immense journey.

Easter Island Moai

Easter Island to Sydney

Day 21-22: Wednesday 12 September - Thursday 13 September

We leave Easter Island this morning, boarding our private jet, bound for home via Tahiti and New Zealand. Settle in to your final flight and make the most of the service on board. We cross the international dateline and land in Sydney the following day - the afternoon of the 13th of September, where we say our goodbyes. We hope to see you again on your next Captain's Choice journey.

Iguazu Falls

Everything has been Considered & Included

Let’s face it, travelling can be a chore, distracting you from the new and fascinating places you are in. We’ve moved everything mundane behind the scenes. You will never have to carry a map. Or luggage. Or small change for tips.  Everything is included, accommodation, all dining and drinks, travel insurance, and sightseeing. When available, we even supply internet at your hotel. Our Valet Luggage service is also included - we pick up your luggage up and make sure that they arrive safely at your next hotel. We also provide home-to-airport-to-home transfers. And just in case, a doctor travels with us too.

Your World Experiences

Arriving in an exotic destination is one thing. But getting under its skin to reveal its true colours is something altogether different – something few of us will seldom experience. Which is why we’ve curated a collection of experiences, unique to every Captain’s Choice journey, called Your World. Your invitation to rare and amazing things other travellers only ever dare dream of. Limited to 12 guests per group, you’ll feel as though it’s been designed just for you.

Meals to remember

Every meal is a chance to discover something new and delicious, and to connect with the culture through your taste buds. You’ll often be dining among locals, where the ambience, as much as the flavours, make the evening memorable. On special evenings, expect gala dinners at locations closed off exclusively for us. There is not a boring meal to be found.

Pea & Egg Tortilla with mint & Yogurt

It's not what you know

Your World Hosts are made up of a Tour Manager, Doctor, Tour Hosts, English-speaking local guides and, new this year, a Concierge. For insider knowledge of your destination, there is no better person to ask. Our Concierge will make bookings for you at the best restaurants, and can tell you where to find the most authentic tango hall. Our guest to staff ratio is never more than 10:1, allowing you to savour your experience without interruptions of the pedestrian kind.

A place to call home

Our residences are benchmarks of luxury, usually in a central location, and more often than not, have a history to tell. You might find yourself, on one night, lulled to sleep by the gentle rocking of your vessel in the Galápagos Islands. The next, in a centuries-old seminary restyled into rooms of the most magnificent creature comforts.

Explora Rapa Nui Hotel Easter Island
Private Jet 757


Seldom can we dismiss the demands of schedules. But when we want to escape those demands, we travel by private jet. Here, the journey becomes an indulgence of the highest order, and exactly what you deserve. With your comfort paramount, we promise no overnight flights. Lounge, nap, nibble, sip and feast all-flight long. Our devoted cabin crew excels at pampering guests. When you land, you will be refreshed and ready for new adventures. While a Boeing 757 normally seats 230, your Captain’s Choice 757 has been customised to provide complete comfort to just 50 privileged guests. The cabin features handmade Italian leather, all-business class seats that recline a full 180° into a lie-flat bed. You, your luggage and your shopping do not ever have to fight for space. You’ll be enjoying delightful gastronomic creations – our onboard chef prides himself on delivering only the freshest and most delicious of meals. Dom Pérignon flows freely, as it should, and our bar offers premium labels, alongside a carefully curated wine list, to please the most discerning of palates.


When you travel by private jet, you’ll be flying direct to cities on routes no regular airline travels, experiencing a level of service no regular airline provides. As one of only 50 guests, and with a team to take care of you, the immigration process is not yours to worry about. Whenever we can, we will fast track immigration and bypass long security and customs lines. While we take care of the formalities at departure and arrival, your only job is to anticipate the next exciting leg of your journey.

Flying Solo?

Captain’s Choice travellers are remarkably easy going and friendly. But to make it easier, you will be invited to a solo travellers-only welcome reception at the start of the journey.Our naturally engaging World Hosts love to chat or share a meal, but are empathetic enough to know when you want some time alone.

Sleeping aboard our private jet 757


Welcome to your homes away from home. Each one has a certain something that sets it apart from every other residence at its location. Whether for its history, cultural significance or natural setting, we’ve selected only the very best.

Belmond Hotel Monasterio, Cuzco

In the 16th century, Jesuits built a seminary on top of the foundations of a palace belonging to the last Inca emperor, Túpac Amaru. Which is why the delightful Baroque-style building features cloisters around a tranquil courtyard garden. Inside the rooms, you’ll find rich wood furnishings and antique artwork.

Alvear Palace Hotel, Buenos Aires

Established in 1932, the sumptuous interior is a perfect example of the Belle Époque. Grand public areas, replete with crystal chandeliers and velvet furnishings, lead into rooms of Empire, Louis XV and Louis XVI styles. Hermès bath amenities and plush beds promise utter relaxation. Right outside, the sights of the affluent Recoleta neighbourhood are yours to explore.

Belmond Copacabana Palace, Rio De Janeiro

For over 90 years, this Art Deco hotel has received the rich and famous. It is located on the best stretch of the famous Copacabana beach. As befitting a beachside establishment, the rooms are light and airy, with either high ceilings or extra generous floorplans. And, here, dining options include a Michelin-starred restaurant.

Kempinski Manzana De Gómez, Havana

The grand, European-influenced Manzana de Gómez building opened in 1910 as Cuba's first indoor shopping mall. It has undergone lavish renovations to restore its former grandeur and to elevate it to the luxurious standards of a Kempinski property. It is in the heart of old Havana, opposite The Floridita, Hemingway's favourite cocktail bar.

American Trade Hotel, Panama City

Restoration has worked its magic on the American Trade Hotel. Located in the World Heritage-listed neighbourhood of Casco Viejo, the building once housed headquarters of various American companies, hence the name. After falling into disuse, local gangs used it as a lookout tower. In its current iteration, colourful mosaic floors, mid-century modern furniture and pure white bedding spell equatorial chic.

M/V Galápagos Legend, Galápagos Islands

The Galápagos Legend has the largest open areas of all the expedition ships in the archipelago. Designed with easy access to observation decks and numerous panoramic windows, this ship is purpose-built to bring the outside in. While this ship can accommodate 90, there are just 50 of us on this journey, so everyone will be in a spacious suite.

Explora Rapa Nui, Easter Island

Set high up on the south of the island, the architecturally stunning building is a low-lying organic form that spreads across the open landscape. The wood and stone guest rooms spiral off the central, circular building, blending seamlessly with the environment. All come with ocean views. And, as expected, the service is 5-star.

Alevar Palace
Explora Rapa Nui
Explora Rapa Nui
Copacabana Palace
Copacabana Palace
Galapagos Crabs

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Business-class private jet journey from Sydney to Sydney.

Prices are in Australian currency. Please refer to the booking form for Terms and Conditions

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