Jet-Setting Escapes

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Jet-set Coast to Coast for a relaxful Florida escape.
Jet-set Coast to Coast for a relaxful Florida escape.

Jet-setting could be the definition of high-end travel. After all, skipping the hassles and crowds at the airport is motive enough to fly on a private jet. We’ve rounded up three jet-setting escapes that will whisk your clients away in luxury, whether it’s coast-to-coast in Florida, or  exploring abroad.

Two Florida resorts have partnered with Aura Jets to offer a private jet escape, from coast to coast. “The Coast to Coast itinerary is perfect for travelers who are seeking optimum exclusivity but at a more accessible price tag,” says Kerry Morrissey, communications and marketing services director of Ocean Properties, Ltd. Hotels and Resorts.

Starting off on the east coast in the seaside town of Jupiter, guests enjoy a 2-day getaway at Jupiter Beach Resort where then can choose from a selection of spa services, eco-friendly activities, and dine at oceanfront restaurants. On the third day of the trip, guests are whisked away on a 45-minute flight aboard a 7-passenger private jet to Florida’s west coast for a two-night stay at The Resort at Longboat Key Club. At this 410-acre beachfront property, guests can take in a game of golf or tennis, unwind at the newly renovated spa, or just sit back on the beach with their toes in the sand.

“This five-day itinerary is a great choice because it allows affluent travelers the full Florida vacation. Guests can maximize their time and still have a relaxed all-encompassing itinerary with all the bells and whistles of a VIP experience,” adds Morrissey.

Starting at $10,500, the package includes private jet rental from Boca Aviation to Sarasota-Brandenton International Airport (SRQ), two nights in an Oceanfront Suite at Jupiter Beach Resort, two nights in a Beachfront One-bedroom Suite at The Resort at Longboat Key Club, limousine transport to and from the airports, Champagne upon arrival at both resorts, two complimentary bath robes, one dinner for two at each resort, an Activity Pass at The Resort at Longboat Key Club, and return private jet flight from SRQ to Boca Aviation. Agents receive commission on hotel bookings and $100 commission on the private jet booking. For more information, call (888) 908-0391 or visit longboatkeyclub.com/coasttocoast or jupiterbeachresort.com/coasttocoast.

Explore India with Geringer Global Travel's 18-day private jet tour. (Photo courtesy of SITA Tours.)
Explore India with Geringer Global Travel’s 18-day private jet tour. (Photo courtesy of SITA Tours.)

Geringer Global Travel recently announced its 18-day luxury tour to India aboard a private plane traveling from Mumbai to Delhi.

“On this journey, travelers will experience not only luxury accommodations, flights on their own private plane and history and sightseeing tours of magnificent places, but they will also be immersed in this magical country’s culture,” says Susan Geringer, owner of Geringer Global. “The unique special immersion experiences like the Tour D’Art and Mumbai by dawn enhance the trip by offering an in-depth look at the local culture. This is truly a luxury trip.”

Travelers will experience the diversity of India’s culture, history, and landscape on the Luxury India by Private Plane itinerary, which includes stays in five-star accommodations, spa indulgences, and wildlife excursions. The package includes a tour with Tour D’Art in Mumbai; an early morning 4×4 game drive and nature walk with a Rabari herdsman from the local tribe in Rajasthan; a private elephant safari exploring the outskirts of Jaipur; a personalized wellness program designed by specialists from the Ananda wellness retreat in the Himalaya foothills; a private rickshaw tour of Delhi exploring the city’s rich heritage and famed Chandi Chowk market; guided tours of Udaipur, Agra, and Delhi; luxury transportation between cities on a private plane, and private car; and accommodations at the Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai; Jawai Leopard Camp, the Serai; Jaisalmer; the Oberoi Amarvilas; and Ananda in the Himalayas.

“By travelling on their own private jet, travelers can experience India in comfort without dealing with crowds, long lines at airports and tight seating. The plane schedule is customized to the traveler’s schedule and offers a crew person on board to assist with the flights,” says Geringer.

This package starts at $42,930 pp for travel through March 31, 2015. For more information, visit geringerglobaltravel.com/luxury-india-custom-tour-by-private-jet.

Casa Palopo's heli pad.
Casa Palopo’s heli pad.

Travelers heading to Guatemala might enjoy Casa Palopo’s helicopter transfers to and from Guatemala City, which allows guests to absorb the views of Lake Atitlan from the air. The seven-bedroom boutique hotel is set on the shores of Lake Atitlan and features two helipads on property.

The Extreme Atitlan package includes four nights at Casa Palopo, welcome cocktails and Guatemalan bites on the main terrace, a hiking excursion to the San Pedro Volcano, a paragliding excursion, and helicopter transfer back to Guatemala City—just a 19-minute flight. Transfers are available upon request and are usually pre-arranged when making the reservation. However, if guests decide to take a helicopter transfer during their stay, it can be arranged.

Rates start at $654 per night dbl for a minimum of four nights. For more information, call (888) 479-6026 or email reservations@casapalopo.com.