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Journey to the Most Sought-after South African Locations on this Luxury Safari
Donated by: The Tollman Family, Owners of Insight Vacations Luxury Gold
A showcase of beautiful wildernesses, rich cultures, and warm hospitality, this life-changing journey will take you from cosmopolitan Cape Town into the heart of Big Five territory. Explore the complex history, remarkable landscapes, and abundant biodiversity of South Africa. Along the way, you’ll stay at the most sought-after addresses in the country, meet extraordinary local characters, and taste the Cape’s finest wines and culinary delights. Your journey concludes with a luxurious three-day wildlife safari in the Sabi Sands, adjacent to Kruger National Park and world renowned for having one of the planet’s highest concentrations of animal species.
2 Person Occupancy. Airfare not included.
Award Winning Eco-lodge in Mongolia’s Gobi Desert
A once-in-a-lifetime luxury adventure exploring Mongolia’s wild beauty with award-winning Nomadic Expeditions.
Enjoy an 11-day extraordinary journey to discover the highlights of Mongolia – an ancient land where the nomadic way of life lives on. Your experience begins in the bustling capital of Ulaanbaatar, a city which offers a fascinating contrast of old and new. Travel on to Karakorum, the 13th century seat of the Mongol Empire where you will stay at Nomadic Expeditions’ private camp overlooking the Orkhon River Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, you will have the opportunity to visit Erdene Zuu, a historic monastery, for private audience with Baasan Lama to learn firsthand about the history of Tibetan Buddhism in Mongolia. Your adventure will conclude in the famous Gobi Desert, home to the Flaming Cliffs and some of the world’s most important dinosaur fossils discoveries, where you will stay at Three Camel Lodge, a member of National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World collection.
(Terms and Conditions: The trip has to be booked and completed by October 1, 2020. Black out period- July 5-20, 2020. The trip covers accommodations, private land transportation, meals as indicated in the detailed itinerary, private tours and excursions, and private guide services throughout the trip. International and internal airfare are not included.)
Explore the Best of Bordeaux’s Wine Region on a Luxury River Cruise
Donated by: The Tollman Family, Owners of Uniworld River Cruises
7 night/8 day, 2020 France Brilliant Bordeaux Boutique River Cruise
Uncover the proud legacy and heritage of Southwest France. Set sail along three stunning rivers – the Garonne, Dordogne, and Gironde Rivers – on this fascinating and invigorating journey. Explore the country’s breathtaking backdrops, wines, and cultural treasures across the region in Bordeaux, Fort Médoc, Cadillac, Blaye, Libourne, and more. Wander through archaeological marvels, historic landmarks, and magnificent vineyards where you’ll be treated to a sampling of quintessentially French experiences.
- Expires 12/31/2020
- Blackout dates of May, June, and September 1st – October 15th
- 2 Person Occupancy.
- Cruise includes: All gratuities onboard and onshore, all onboard dining, unlimited alcoholic beverages, tours & excursions, port charges, onboard fitness center, wellness classes, use of bicycles & Nordic walking sticks, Wi-Fi, and airport transfers
- Cruise does not include the following: air transportation, pre/post – extensions, hotel, land portions
- Offer excludes suites (suites available for upgrade at cost)
- Certificate will be good for a guaranteed upper deck, Riverview stateroom with a French balcony (space permitting)
- Transfers from airport to ship, and ship to airport are complementary, so long as the passengers are embarking and disembarking on the cruise start and end date, and within the transfer guidelines to be provided
Ring in the 2020 New Year at Francis Ford Coppola’s Ecoresort in Belize
Donated by: The Family Coppola Hideaways
This holiday trip includes 5 luxurious nights for two (2) persons at Turtle Inn in a beautiful Seaview Cottage, decorated with handcrafted furnishings, and naturally cooled by fresh ocean breezes.
Ring in the New Year at Turtle Inn, the Caribbean hideaway in Belize owned by academy award-winning film director, Frances Ford Coppola, and praised for its rustic elegance and luxury indulgence. The Seaview Cottages are prized features, with a screened porch, spacious bathroom with a Japanese bath, and a private walled garden with an outdoor shower. What’s more, this New Year’s Eve you and your lucky guest will get to join in the celebration with an elegant candlelit dinner for two, followed by a very special after-party to ring in 2020! Belize is also home to the world’s second largest coral reef and the highest concentration of ancient Mayan sites in Central America.Team Coppola can help you set up expert guided excursions to explore this fascinating and beautiful country that combines the best of reef and rainforest.
Trip includes seaview room for five nights from Dec 30 2019 – Jan 4 2020 with continental breakfast daily for two. Airfare not included.
Vermejo Park Ranch – Casa Grande, New Mexico
Donated by: Ted Turner Expeditions
This package provides four (4) people with a three (3)-night stay at Ted Turner’s magnificent and newly-renovated home, Casa Grande, at Vermejo Park Ranch, the largest privately-owned contiguous property in the United States. Casa Grande was constructed from 1907 – 1909. In 2016, Turner completed a nearly four-year renovation of this 25,000-square foot estate and reopened the luxury accommodation consisting of seven guest rooms.
Vermejo is the largest Ted Turner Reserves vacation property at approximately 550,000 acres (roughly the size of Rhode Island). Located in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado, Vermejo is nothing short of spectacular with diverse terrain spanning from short-grass prairie to alpine tundra mountains at 13,000 feet. For fishing enthusiasts, there are 19 fishable lakes and over 30 miles of stream. Vermejo is home to abundant wildlife populations, including large herds of elk, deer, pronghorn antelope and bison, along with black bears, mountain lions, and Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep.
Vermejo adventure activities include hiking, biking, fishing, wildlife viewing, birdwatching, photography tours, and more.
The package includes:
- Accommodations for 4 people in two rooms at Casa Grande (double occupancy) for 3 nights
- All meals and non-alcoholic beverages for 4 guests
- One full-day guided activities (4 guests, includes ranch transportation and private guide)
- All non-guided activities (e.g., hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, fishing, skeet shooting, 5-stand, sporting clays, and 3-D archery)