Travel: Once-in-a-lifetime luxury adventures


We have chosen four from fifty luxury travel adventures from Elite Traveler.

Elite Traveler, the world’s leading private jet lifestyle magazine, has announced the definitive list of the world’s Top 50 Adventures. Whether it’s learning to bobsled with a former Olympian or flying 22 miles above sea level with the Near-Space package, Elite Traveler’s list covers it all.

Set sail America’s Cup style
Set sail on the open seas with an America’s Cup captain and race against some of the world’s most famous sailors, including former America’s Cup competitors.

Cloud10 racing is the brainchild of Tony Rey, one of the world’s greatest yacht race leaders and coaches, who has competed in the America’s Cup, the Volvo Ocean Race and the Olympics. With a wealth of knowledge about all things sailing (he began sailing at the tender age of seven) as well as insider access to the best post-regatta parties, Rey customizes racing experiences (including skipper, captain, crew, hospitability on the ground, and basically anything else you want) pegged around any major sailing event. With entrée to rare and exclusive regattas (Les Voiles de St Tropez, the Rolex Big Boat Series, the Hong Kong–Vietnam Race) and racing yachts like the P2 and Marie, Rey can arrange for guests to sail against Hap Fauth’s Bella Mente, George Sakellaris’s Rambler 88 or Mike Sanderson on the Maxi72 Proteus.

Location: Various Locations

From $120,000 per week for four people

TRAVEL Everest in a Flash
Furtenback’s Everest in a Flash package allows adventurers to embark on a zero-training-required luxury trip up the world’s highest peak. This is ideal for adventurers who don’t have the time to prepare or undertake such a vast expedition.

The epitome of a challenge, scaling Mount Everest is a serious achievement even for a seasoned mountaineer. Granting access to quite literally the top of the world, the mountain stands at almost 30,000ft above sea level, famously making it the highest peak on earth. Usually, an expedition would take nine weeks or more, but Furtenbach Adventures’ ‘flash’ Everest expedition takes less than four weeks, thanks to at-home acclimatization using hypoxic tents. For those who have the financial means to conquer Everest (the permit, gear and guides alone cost around $50,000) but not the time, this experience is the solution. In addition to the pre-acclimatization, maximum oxygen support is granted during the ascent, as well as the latest equipment, expert guides and experienced sherpas. The spring 2018 expedition sold out within a few months, but bookings are now open for 2019.

Location: Himalayas

From $115,000 per person