How To Bust The Bucket List
From Sailing The Med To Richard Branson’s Newest Safari Camp In Kenya, Ultimate All-Out Experiences With DialAFlight
For those who feel like it’s time to finally start busting that bucket list, or for big city bankers with a bonus to burn, allow tour operator DialAFlight to suggest some all-out destinations on offer this spring and summer. Charter a private yacht in the sun-drenched Med, go elephant trekking in Phuket, soak up stylish South America or try Sir Richard Branson’s newest safari experience in Kenya.
GO HOLLYWOOD GLAMOUR IN THE GOLDEN BALEARICS
There’s no better way to see the Med’s most glamorous islands than from a private yacht. Sail idly through the turquoise waters, every inch the classic James Bond (or Bond girl), before a stay in Mallorca’s most luxurious spa hotel, the brand new Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel and Spa. Perched high on the cliff tops, it boasts breathtaking views while the spa offers lavish treatments from herbal compresses to a Mallorca honey massage.
This six-night luxury yacht and hotel stay starts from £1,255 per person (based on six people sharing three double cabins). Valid for departure on 15 June, the price includes three nights on board the 57 foot yacht Imagine, complete with an experienced skipper, and three nights in a superior room at the Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel and Spa on a bed and breakfast basis and charter flights from London.
ENCOUNTER ELEGANT LUXURY & ELEPHANTS IN THAILAND
The best known Thai experience has got to be an elephant trek and where better to sit astride one of these gorgeous animals than on the tropical island of Phuket? Amble through virgin rainforest and splash across tumbling rivers before heading back to the stunning five-star DoublePool villa at the Banyan Tree Phuket. Located next to a coconut grove and white-sand beach, with its own private walled tropical garden, the bedroom of each DoublePool Villa is surrounded by floor to ceiling glass windows and a shallow pool. Access a private infinity pool from the end of the bed that stretches into the garden, while an immersed Jacuzzi flows into the lagoon beyond.
Seven nights at the five-star Banyan Tree Phuket starts from £2,549 per person (saving £630pp). Valid for departures from 11 April - 10 July, the price includes accommodation in a double pool villa on a bed and breakfast basis and flights from London with Thai Airways. Price does not include elephant trek.
SAFARI LIKE BILLIONAIRE BRANSON
See wild Africa through the eyes of a billionaire at Sir Richard Branson’s brand new safari camp in the heart of Kenya’s Maasai Mara. Intimate and exclusive, there are only 12 lavishly-furnished tents at Mahali Mzuri Camp where guests can enjoy game drives twice a day during the peak migration season. Enjoy bush BBQs, destination dining or picnics with the finest French Champagne. The more adventurous might also want to try a walking safari with a game ranger, meet the local Maasai tribe or take to the sky in a hot air balloon.
The camp doesn’t open until August however reservations can be made now. Four nights at the Mahali Mzuri Camp starts from £2,789 per person (saving £700 per person). Book by 28 February for departures from 11 August - 15 October, the price includes accommodation on a full-board basis with selected alcoholic drinks, transfers and flights from London with Emirates.
DO SOUTH AMERICA IN STYLE
Combine the best and most vibrant sights of two South American cities with a luxurious twin-centre trip to Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires. Stay on the coveted Ipanema beach at the super-slick Hotel Fasano in Rio. Designed to reflect the classic styles of the 50’s and 60’s, this five-star hotel boasts sweeping views of Corcovado and direct access to the beach. Follow this with five nights in the ultra-arty Faena Hotel in Buenos Aires, Argentina with its own boutique art store and selection of stunning restaurants and bars, all dripping with chandeliers, gilt and crystal. Head down to the Library Lounge for cool music nights including everything from swing and bolero to tango nights and soul.
This 10-night twin-centre trip starts from £3,699 per person (saving £200 per person). Valid for departures from 26 February - 22 May, the price includes five nights’ accommodation in Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires respectively on a bed and breakfast basis, transfers and international flights from London with KLM.
For more information or to speak to a knowledgeable and friendly advisor just call DialAFlight on 0844 556 6060 or visit www.dialaflight.com.