Unique Tours in Asia, Europe and North America

Amanwana Resort in Moyo Island.


Sick of the same old thing? Your clients probably are, too. Send them to try something spectacular with one (or all!) of the following truly unique tour opportunities.

Hunt for Dragons in Indonesia That’s right, they exist—Komodo dragons, anyway. And Aman Resorts is going to help you find them with their Amanwana Komodo Expedition.

This 7-day journey is hosted at Amanwana, a luxury tented hideaway on Moyo Island, just east of Bali, Indonesia. During their time there, guests will explore the wilderness of Komodo National Park and the only two islands in the world where the Komodo dragon can still be found. The package includes 2-night accommodations at Amanwana, followed by a 5-night cruise through the Nusa Tenggara island chain aboard the Amanikan, the property’s 105-ft. cruiser.

While on land, guests will also enjoy one complimentary dive per person per day, and two dives per person per day while cruising.

- Advertisement -

Rates start at $27,840 per couple and include all accommodations, meals and non-alcoholic beverages, plus daily dives and ranger’s fees for Komodo National Park. For more information, visit amanresorts.com.

The Queen of Long Roads in Italy Ever wonder what a Roman soldier might’ve seen as he traveled the country’s roads? Your clients can experience it for themselves with Perillo Tours’ 10-Day Appian Way itinerary, guiding travelers along the “Queen of Long Roads,” also known as the Appian Way.

Built in 312 B.C., The Appian Way was created to be the main route leading from Rome to the seaport of Brindisi, Apulia. Along the tour, guests will take that journey, starting in Rome and traveling through Naples, Matera, and into the heel of the boot, ending in Lecce. The tour is professionally guided with stops at the Vatican Museums, St. Peter’s Basilica and the Colosseum; a visit to Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius as well as to the island of Capri; the ancient town of Matera to see its inhabitants living in the same dwellings as their ancestors 9,000 years ago; and the Basilica of the Holy Cross and Bishop’s Palace in Lecce.

Rates start at $3,390 pp dbl, including airport transfers, superior first class and deluxe hotel accommodations, daily breakfast; six dinners; one lunch; guided tours and wireless headsets to hear guides while in the more crowded areas. The 10-Day Appian Way tour will be available for five departure dates from June 21 through Oct. 11. For more information, call (800) 431-1515 or visit perillotours.com.

Walk the Red Carpet in L.A. Especially created for for film, TV and music aficionados, Kensington Tours introduces a selection of VIP experiences to get your clients in among the glitz and glamour of Hollywood.

Beginning Feb. 10, your clients can live the high life for five days with The 54th Annual Grammy Awards itinerary. Included in this super luxurious package are 4-night accommodations at the Crown Plaza Beverly Hills and two tickets to the 2012 Grammy Awards and after party. Rates start at $9,695 pp dbl.

If that doesn’t phase them, how about a 5-day Elton John’s VIP Oscar Party itinerary, offering the opportunity to rub shoulders with the stars at Elton John’s annual VIP Oscar viewing party. The package begins on Feb. 24, providing 4-night accommodations at the Mondrian Los Angeles and entrance to Elton John’s Oscar Viewing Dinner & Party. Rates start at $15,500 pp dbl.

Both of the above packages include 24-hour private limousine and chauffer service as well as a private helicopter charter and city tour. To supplement either package, Kensington Tours can arrange for private jets, celebrity interactions and behind-the-scenes access. For more information, visit kensingtontours.com.