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Maasai, Maharajas, Big Cats & Blue Oceans

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Best Time to Go Oct - Mar
Custom Jet Tours

Maasai, Maharajas, Big Cats & Blue Oceans

Retrace the Path of 17th-Century Coming-of-Age Aristocrats on the Grand Tour

From the 17th to the early 19th century, long before the days of mass tourism, young European aristocrats embarked on what was then known as The Grand Tour, a coming-of-age educational journey of world discovery. Inspired by this remarkable rite of passage, we created the “Maasai, Maharajas, Big Cats, and Blue Oceans” itinerary, a life-changing, mind-broadening experience in the utmost comfort and style.

Travel on a privately chartered, custom-configured aircraft through India, Africa, and the Middle East. We plan the most efficient routing possible to ensure the flights average four hours or less, that take you directly to your destination.


  • Set out in search of the elusive Bengal tiger in Ranthambore National Park.
  • Discover India’s rich cultural heritage in lavish palaces, ornate temples, and bustling bazaars.
  • Spot plains game like impalas, gazelles, topis, and warthogs, as well as lions, leopards, and cheetahs on the hunt in Kenya’s famed Masai Mara.
  • Explore the mangrove forests and water channels of Kenya’s Lamu Archipelago aboard a historic dhow.

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1 - 3 Dubai |
Day 3 - 5 Hajar Mountains |
Timeless Traditions of Oman
Day 5 - 6 Jaipur |
Rajasthan’s Royal City
Day 6 - 8 Ranthambore |
Home of the Bengal Tiger
Day 8 - 11 Udaipur |
Venice of the East
Day 11 - 13 Mahé |
A Tropical Island Escape
Day 13 - 16 Masai Mara |
Classic Big Five Safari
Day 16 - 19 Manda Island |
Legendary Swahili Coast
Day 20 - 21 Dubai |
A Final Night
Custom Jet Tours

Maasai, Maharajas, Big Cats & Blue Oceans

Five Countries. 20 Unforgettable Days
Arabian man holding bird
Two people having aDesert picnic
Camels sitting in the desert
Jaipur India City Palace at night
Woman silhouette with guidebook walking in the City Palace museum, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Two locals in  'The Peacock Gate' or Doorway of Pritam Niwas Chowk Courtyard of the City Palace Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Jaipur India City Palace
Jaipur India City Palace
Royal Bengal Tiger or Panthera tigris tigris at Rahthambhore National Park Rajasthan India
Close up of a young male Cheetal (also known as spotted or axis) deer in morning mists - Ranthambore National Park.
Tiger sitting under a tree
Deer in the woods
Taj Lake Palace on lake Pichola in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India.
Taj Lake Palace
Taj Lake Palace
Taj lake Palace sunset
Inside Taj Lake Palace
Taj Lake Palace at night
River view of Taj Lake Palace
Seychelles Beach
Seychelles Beach
Seychelles Beach
Seychelles Beach
Seychelles Beach
Zebra in the Serengeti
Masai Mara
Wilder beast
Masai Mara locals
Herd of Wilder beast
Hippopotamus in water
Boats in Manda Bay Kenya
Fruit stall in Manda, Kenya
Aerial view of Dubai
Downtown Dubai
Boat Tour Dubai
Famous Hotel in Dubai
Sculpture wit Arabic writing
Custom Jet Tours

Maasai, Maharajas, Big Cats & Blue Oceans

Included in your custom tour

  • Accommodations, breakfasts (and select lunches and dinners), private air travel, ground transportation, curated activities and excursions – as indicated in the detailed itinerary
  • Expert local guides



Custom Jet Tours

Maasai, Maharajas, Big Cats & Blue Oceans

Ultimate World Adventures
Trip Pace and Activity Level

The pace of this 20-day itinerary is moderate, with some early morning departures and longer days, and a few time zone changes. However, as this is a bespoke journey created just for you, the itinerary is completely customizable and can be modified to suit your preferred pace and travel style.

Overall, travelers should be in generally good health and must be able to:

  • climb into and out of light aircraft, safari vehicles, and boats un-aided.
  • navigate stairs without a railing.
  • walk moderate distances at an easy pace.
  • withstand four-wheel-drive vehicles that travel over rough, uneven dirt roads.
Health Information

We will provide you with an expedition planner featuring detailed health information including a list of current requirements and recommendations for all countries visited on your expedition.  Here is a summary of mandatory vaccines and key recommended medications:

  • Some of the countries on this itinerary require proof of yellow fever vaccination. For contraindication, you may present an exemption letter from a doctor explaining the medical reason for not administering the vaccine.
  • Malaria prophylaxis is recommended for this expedition.

Complete, up-to-date information by country can be found on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

Climate & Seasonality

The best time to undertake this journey is between October to March, offering generally pleasant weather and lush landscapes across the destinations.

International Travel Requirements

For this expedition, you will require 3 advance visas. U.S. citizens will be able to obtain these visas in electronic form and do not have to surrender their passports during the visa application process. Detailed visa information will be sent to you approximately five months before departure to simplify the process.


To protect your travel investment, we recommend that you purchase trip cancellation insurance through a provider of your choice.   Most policies include a waiver of Pre-existing Medical Condition Exclusion if insurance is purchased within 21 days of the initial trip payment.

Private Custom Travel

Private Custom Travel

If you can dream it, we can create it.

You are an experience seeker, curious about the world, yearning to learn more about the planet and yourself. Our private custom tours allow you and your guests to travel the globe by private jet to the far reaches of the earth—remote places that are otherwise inaccessible.

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Group Travel

Leave your map and compass at home.

Calling all explorers, global citizens, and bons vivants: Join a group of like-minded travelers to embark on an HRH World Discovery Tour. The beauty of group travel is that we provide done-for-you itineraries to make your trip seamless and meaningful—all you have to do is show up.



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