In response to the pandemic, International private jet charter operator VistaJet is offering the most private and safest way to travel to luxury destinations, as soon as we are able.
Picture this: stunning views from a private island in the Maldives, tours through sprawling French vineyards, or natural landscapes and epic adventures in the Galapagos… That’s right, the urge to travel is stronger than ever before. As relentless wanderlust remains during these pandemic-ridden times, what can we do right now? Well, we can plan. After all, adventure awaits, as VistaJet‘s portfolio of private and safe journeys for members suggests.
According to a study by Private Jet Card Comparisons, COVID-19 coronavirus risk is 30 times lower on private jets. In fact, the number of touch points significantly decrease when flying private and results in only 20 interactions as opposed to 700 when flying commercial. It’s no wonder more potential travellers are looking into safer and more reliable alternatives for peace of mind.
Enter VistaJet’s collection of World Safe Havens, a partnership with world-leading experts and properties, to allow members to travel privately, and safely. So, as we plan our travels for the future, here are their exclusive point-to-point journeys (from flight to destination) to inspire you for your next trip.
Chêne Bleu, France
With: Dean Stott and Joe Fattorini
What to expect: A guided tour, by former special forces operator and two world cycling records holder Dean Stott, takes guests cycling through the beautiful vineyards of France, before hosting them at leading wine expert and presenter of The Wine Show, Joe Fattorini’s La Verrière vineyard. Home to the award-winning Chêne Bleu wines, guests can enrol on courses or opt to relax by the pool. And for the more active, Dean will challenge guests to take on Mont Ventoux nearby.
Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands
With: Abercrombie & Kent
What to expect: An exploration of Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands for 14 days to discover the most stunning scenery and wildlife, along with the country’s heritage and culture. The new Cotopaxi Sanctuary Lodge will be the base for the first half of the trip, where volcanoes, the National Park, a hike in the Andes, can be experienced. Thereafter, a privately chartered yacht cruise for seven nights will take guests through the Galapagos Islands.
Island Outpost, Jamaica
With: Entourage Travel
What to expect: A trip to discover Jamaica from Strawberry Hill, where guests can discover the Blue Mountain and secluded waterfalls; Fleming Villa at GoldenEye, which comes with its own private beach; playwright legend Sir Noël Coward’s residence for sunset cocktails; Rio Grande for rafting; the Blue Lagoon, and finally, Pantrepant, a private farm to enjoy horse rides, unexplored watering holes, caves, snorkelling and boat trips.
Pittormie Castle, Scotland
With: The Eden Club
What to expect: A relaxing stay at one of Scotland’s most illustrious private gated estate and home, Pittormie Castle. Here, guests can make full use of over 30 golf courses in the area, including The Old Course and Kingsbarns, suiting all playing abilities.
South Africa and Antarctica
With: Roar Africa
What to expect: An adventure in both Africa and Antarctica, where guests will safari through a remote, 100,000-hectare private property, watching elephants and lions before heading to Whichaway Camp in Antarctica to march with Emperor penguins, hike the Labyrinth of ice tunnels, visit the polar station and more.
The Town, Colorado
With: Blue Marble Private
What to expect: A truly unique American Western Frontier journey to a private town located on 4,500 acres of Colorado land, with mountains, plains, rivers and lakes. Experience a modern cowboy’s dream with an unlimited range of activities to cover the history, nature and adventures of the Wild West.
Velaa Private Island, Maldives
With: Velaa Private Island
What to expect: A luxury retreat to a private island overlooking the bluest waters in the Indian Ocean. Guests can opt for one of 47 private villas — 18 of which are suspended over water — and all come with their own private pools. Whether it’s golf on their extraordinarily gorgeous course, spa treatments and relaxation in the only snow room in the Maldives, or helping on their coral reef restoration project, guests can partake in unlimited activities in privacy on the island.
This story first appeared on Prestige Online Hong Kong.