8 Bucket List Journeys For 2024
From soaking in traditional onsens in Japan to spotting polar bears in the Arctic, here are the not-to-be-missed moments from Exclusive Resorts’ 2024 Once-in-a-Lifetime Journeys Collection.
JOURNEY THROUGH SOUTHEAST ASIA
Go on a deep dive into the diverse cultures of French Indochina. Get schooled in the past and present of Vietnam when visiting French-colonial architectural remnants and hip noodle stands. Travel back in time to Laos, where you can participate in the longstanding Laos Buddhist alms giving ceremony, or Tak Bat. Then discover the contrasts of Cambodia, from the Khmer ruins of Angkor Wat to the modern-day boutique shops and restaurants of Phnom Penh.
ITALY: EXCLUSIVE ACCESS
Join your fellow Exclusive Resorts Members on a 10-day artisanal adventure behind the scenes of Italy’s top makers and art institutions. In Florence, experience an after-hours tour of Michelangelo’s magnificent “The David”, experience an art restoration project that is closed to the public, and enjoy a private tour of the Gucci Garden Galleria. Members will explore the spectacular Tuscan countryside behind the wheel of a Ferrari. Villa Spalletti Trivelli, formerly an aristocratic family residence turned discreet luxury hotel, will serve as your base for four nights in Rome.
AROUND THE WORLD BY PRIVATE JET
Embark on the ultimate bucket-list adventure with top National Geographic experts and experience some of the world’s most celebrated wonders — all while traveling by private jet. Join a group of 75 fellow Members and discover Mount Etna up close, touch the Flaming Cliffs of Gobi, enjoy the traditional music of Ancient Azerbaijan, and encounter gorillas in Rwanda — plus so much more!
BALI & KOMODO LUXURY CRUISE
Get off the beaten path on this 11-day escape deep within Indonesia’s remote Komodo Islands. Cruise aboard Aqua Expeditions’ 15-suite Aqua Blu explorer yacht, chartered for Exclusive Resorts Members only. Swim alongside whale sharks in Saleh Bay and view the prehistoric Komodo dragons inhabiting the UNESCO World Heritage-designated Komodo National Park. Onboard, get a taste of local culture while savoring regionally inspired dishes such as 48-hour beef short rib rendang developed by star Australian chef Benjamin Cross.
THE ARCTIC: ICE BEAR VOYAGE
Join Lindblad Expeditions® on a chartered Members-only voyage in the Arctic aboard the National Geographic Resolution. You’ll sail to the high Arctic of the Svalbard archipelago, the best place on the planet to view polar bears in their native habitat. A National Geographic photographer accompanies the boat and is at the ready to coach guests with tips on how to capture this region’s pristine habitat on camera (or iPhone).
TANZANIA FAMILY SAFARI
Arguably the greatest wildlife spectacle in Africa, the migration of millions of wildebeest across the Serengeti is one of nature’s great performances. The Club’s itinerary combines culture and conservation, beginning with a visit to villages around Lake Manyara and interspersed throughout with bucket-list moments like witnessing the wildlife in the Ngorongoro Crater, commonly called the Garden of Eden.
JAPAN: TOKYO, KYOTO, & HAKONE
Explore three distinct prefectures of Japan on an 11-day, high-speed luxury trip on the country’s legendary Bullet Train. Sensory overload awaits in Tokyo with experiences ranging from cooking classes to taiko drumming. In Kyoto, meet a Geisha, ride a rickshaw through the mystical Arashiyama Bamboo Forest, and take part in a traditional tea ceremony. Then continue to the charming mountain town of Hakone where you’ll soak in traditional onsen hot springs in the foothills of snow-capped Mount Fuji.
SEABOURN CRUISE: PORTUGAL, MOROCCO, and SPAIN
Discover stunning hidden gems along the coast of the Iberian Peninsula on an 8-day, Members-only chartered Seabourn Cruise from Lisbon to Barcelona. Listen to Portugal’s distinct fado music over a dinner of tapas in Lisbon, kayak dramatic coastlines, then wind your way through labyrinthine medinas in Barcelona. Depending on your passions you can add on programming like an architectural expert or wine sommelier.
Embark on these bucket list travel experiences around the globe in 2024, offered for Exclusive Resorts Members. Explore these journeys on The Source or contact your Ambassador to learn more.
2024 Experience Collection