Rediscover the Americas
February 24 – March 13, 2014
Miami • Nevis • Buenos Aires • Carmelo, Uruguay • Costa Rica • Punta Mita, Mexico • Los Angeles
USD 62,950 per person, double occupancy
USD 7,650 single supplement
Explore beaches, rainforests, river deltas and more on this extraordinary journey around the Americas aboard the private jet. Customize your journey by taking advantage of the many optional excursions at each destination, including whale watching, ziplining and horseback riding. Click here for a preview of the many options. Sample local flavours and indulge in international delicacies at acclaimed restaurants along the way. Travel with a small group, fly direct, avoid layovers and land near your destinations for a seamless, hassle-free flight experience.
February 24-25. Arrive in vibrant Miami and meet your fellow travellers, concierge and expedition leaders this evening at a festive welcome dinner at your bayside hotel.
Accommodations: Rising in a glittering glass and stone tower above the brilliant blue waters of Biscayne Bay, Four Seasons Hotel Miami welcomes you with a blend of European polish and Latin American verve. Savor spacious accommodations with views of the bay. Tired from your flight? Unwind in the serenity of the spa or relax on the expansive pool terrace— swimming a few laps, soaking in the whirlpool or just sipping a cocktail in the sun.
February 25–28. Begin your journey through the natural beauty of the Americas with a hop across the sparkling waters of the Caribbean to the tiny island of St. Kitts, half of the two-island state of St. Kitts and Nevis. Upon arrival in St. Kitts, you’ll be met and escorted by boat to Nevis. Discovered by Christopher Columbus on his 1492 voyage, Nevis boasts small-town charm and world-class beaches.
From your home base on the saffron-coloured sands of Pinney’s Beach, customize your time on this idyllic island. Board a catamaran and sail to a remote beach for a picnic lunch and some snorkeling, keeping your eyes open for turtles gliding lazily through the clear waters. Or get to know Nevis as you visit colourful gingerbread houses, sprawling sugar plantations and the massive Brimstone Hill Fortress. Then indulge your sporting side with a game of cricket on the beach.
Accommodations: Storybook cottages cluster around the golden sands of the island’s most famous beach at Four Seasons Resort Nevis. Step out onto the patio of your guest room to watch the setting sun turn the Caribbean waters a glowing ruby red. Dine on traditional West Indian cuisine and fresh fish at the open-air restaurant. There’s even a Robert Trent Jones II–designed golf course on the grounds.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
February 28 and March 1–3. Fly south to ebullient Buenos Aires, birthplace of the tango and home to some of the continent’s best food and wine. Upon arrival, you’ll be whisked away to your home for the next three nights in the elegant Recoleta neighbourhood.
Accommodations: Occupying a grand Belle-Époque mansion and a modern high-rise, Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires offers a harmonious union of classic and contemporary. From your well-appointed guest room, look out onto the city’s twinkling lights. Relax by the Roman-style pool and stroll through the fragrant gardens. If you visit the spa, don’t miss the signature Porteño Tango treatment, which combines a hot-stone massage with tango rhythms.
March 3–6. Board a high-speed ferry for the crossing to Uruguay and arrive in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Colonia del Sacramento, founded by the Portuguese in 1860. Be sure to take a stroll through the cobblestone streets and colonnades of this gorgeous old city. Then it’s onward to your magical riverside resort surrounded by verdant vineyards and eucalyptus.
Accommodations: Relax and recharge in the bucolic retreat of Four Seasons Resort Carmelo, set amid fragrant pines in the heart of the peaceful countryside. The resort’s distinctive guest rooms showcase the craftsmanship of native artisans with hand-finished floors, Uruguayan art and local textiles. Sit poolside among the gently swaying pampas grass, play the magnificent 18-hole course that winds its way through the fertile countryside, or indulge in a pampering spa treatment that employs the powerful antioxidant effects of native Uruguayan grapes.
Peninsula Papagayo, Costa Rica
March 6–9. From Montevideo, Uruguay, fly to Costa Rica’s northwestern province of Guanacaste, home to Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo. Extending like an outstretched arm into the deep blue waters of the Pacific, the peninsula offers golden beaches, rugged coastline and soothing maritime breezes.
Accommodations: Venture into the exotic landscapes of Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo. As you gaze out from your guest room toward the lush forest or the foamy breakers of the Pacific, balmy breezes carry the scent of salt air and sweet hibiscus. Luxuriate in one of the pools, laze away on two sun-kissed beaches, or let expert therapists at the spa massage away all your cares. If you’re feeling adventurous, test your skill on the Arnold Palmer–designed course.
Punta Mita, Mexico
March 9–12. The Mexican Riviera has enchanted visitors ever since Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor jetted in for him to film Tennessee Williams’ Night of the Iguana. Avoid the paparazzi at the secluded Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, which juts out from the mainland on a spectacular rocky outcrop.
Your arrival coincides with the visit of the humpback whales on their annual migration. With an expert oceanographer, head out into the Pacific to get acquainted with these gentle giants and keep your eyes open for the playful calves slapping their tails on the surface of the water. Then it’s time to embark on a snorkeling or scuba-diving adventure in the Marietas Islands, so beloved by Jacques Cousteau. In the warm, clear waters, swim with hundreds of colourful tropical fish. On your final evening in paradise, celebrate the journey with a gala dinner at a nearby mansion perched on a cliff overlooking Banderas Bay.
Accommodations: At Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into the pages of a tropical romance. Enjoy an afternoon at one of the three pools or two private beaches, bliss out at the spa, or rise to the challenge of two Jack Nicklaus–designed golf courses, featuring the world’s only natural island green.
Los Angeles / Home
March 12–13. Bid farewell to Mexico and fly north to the City of Angels. Spend a leisurely afternoon in your glamorous Four Seasons hideaway. This evening, toast your traveling companions at a festive farewell dinner. After a final night in Four Seasons comfort, head to the airport for your independent flight home.
Accommodations: Set like a gem in a quiet residential area near Beverly Hills, Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles pampers you with bright and spacious guest rooms, lavish marble bathrooms and step-out balconies with views of the city lights. At the tranquil spa, whisk away the cares of the world with the signature Ku Nye treatment, a blend of Nepali poultices and Tibetan massage. Then spend some time poolside, hit the open-air fitness centre and rub elbows with celebrities at the chic Windows Lounge.