Wellness and Adventure
in Costa Rica
Home to the phrase “Pura Vida” (pure life), Costa Rica is an intrepid traveler’s dream destination. Known for outdoor adventures, world-class surfing, and farm-to-table dining, it is also a country with a government led sustainability that now gets 98% of its energy from renewable sources. Inspiring you with its vibrancy, exciting you with its adventure and thrilling you with its rich biodiversity, you’ll soon adopt Pura Vida as a lifestyle of your own.
Day 1 – Arrive. Begin your trip in Monteverde
Fly into Costa Rica. After collecting your bags, you will exit the airport and meet your driver, who will have a cold bottle of mineral water for you. Ride in an air-conditioned vehicle to Monteverde, where you will spend the first two nights of your stay.
This luxurious boutique hotel, nestled in the cloud forest in the mountaintops of Monteverde, offers guests truly unique experiences full of natural wonder, elegance, and warm friendly service. Enjoy an unforgettable stay in a Peninsula guest room with wonderful views from a private terrace, or a Chalet room right in the middle of the forest, with views of its giant trees.
Today’s activities include a one-on-one wellness travel consultation, yoga class, and services of an exclusive wellness travel guide.
Day 2 – Yoga and wildlife refuge
Breakfast at the Restaurante Celajes, featuring splendid balconies overlooking the Pacific Ocean and offering inventive farm-to-table dishes inspired by Costa Rican cuisine.
Today’s activities include a yoga class and a variety of other services, including Spa, Juice Bar, and Tea Room. Led by a professional naturalist guide, take a 3.5-hour guided walk through the beautiful trails of the primary forests of Curi-Cancha Wildlife Refuge. A great opportunity for wildlife spotting!
Day 3 – Head to Nosara
After breakfast, your driver takes you to Nosara. Your driver takes you to Nosara, where you will spend the next three nights in beachfront accommodations.
Hotel: Moana Surf
Just steps from the sand, this resort is run by Israeli expats who live onsite and welcome you like family. A place where spectacular sunsets and great surf meet year-round.
Day 4 – Yoga, massage, Spanish lessons
Start your day with breakfast at the Moana Kalma. Your buffet breakfast celebration includes fresh fruit, eggs and omelettes made to order, hash browns, breakfast meats, selection of cheeses, gallo pinto, bread and pastries, smoothies, tea and coffee.
Today’s activities include a yoga class, massage, Spanish lessons, and an exclusive wellness travel guide.
Day 5 – Standup paddle board or surf
After breakfast, your activities include a standup paddle board or surf lesson. Continue your Spanish lessons, and enjoy a yoga class.
Day 6 – Transfer to the Papagayo area.
After breakfast, your driver takes you to the beautiful Papagayo area. This is your final destination, where you will stay 2 nights.
Hotel: El Mangroove
Set amid 15 acres of beachfront mangrove trees, this property has a stunning natural setting and a secluded feel. Spacious suites include plush beds and spa-like bathrooms. Each suite offers a balcony with a hammock for the ultimate in relaxation.
Today’s activities include exploring the Papagayo area’s Santa Rosa National Park.
Day 7 - Massage and private boat tour
Breakfast at the Makoko Restaurant, overlooking Playa Panama and the Gulf of Payagayo. The restaurant offers a distinct menu filled with Costa Rican favorites, exciting flavors and refreshing beverages.
Today’s activities include a massage at the incredible Bearth Spa, and enjoying the local sites in a private boat tour. Have a farewell dinner at Matiss, the open-air restaurant with breathtaking views and incredible cuisine.
Day 8 – Prepare to depart for home
Today is your final resort breakfast. Make sure you have all of your souvenirs, and prepare for your flight home.
Charming Lakes in Italy and France
Como & Nice
Travel from luxurious Lake Como to picturesque Nice on this 7-night vacation! Enjoy the beautiful Lake Como scenery before hopping on a train to relax in Nice. Indulge in delicious meals in waterfront restaurants throughout your trip and savor the tastes of these incredible cities! Enjoy the time to connect with your travel companions since every detail is taken care of. Connect with the people and country as you experience your surroundings in a personal way.
Day 0 – Flight departs the US
Depart the US
Day 1 – Arrive in Milan
Your driver picks you up from the airport and takes you to the beautiful waterfront town of Como.
Nestled at the southern tip of Lake Como in northern Italy, this charming city is known for its stunning scenery and amazing architecture. Stare wide-eyed at Como Cathedral, feel like royalty at Villa Olmo, then hop on the famous funicular and see Lake Como like never before!
Check in at the Grand Hotel Tremezzo, where you will spend 4 wonderful nights.
The Grand Hotel Tremezzo is a turn-of-the-century hotel overlooking Lake Como and its own private park. The rooms are traditionally decorated in pastels with stunning views of either the lake or the gardens. The hotel offers a wide variety of recreational and relaxation activities, some of which include tennis, hiking, biking and spa facilities. Enjoy complimentary breakfast daily. The Grand Hotel's staff will help you organize excursions by foot or car, restaurant reservations, boat trips and everything else this enchanting area has to offer.
This evening, enjoy a 3-course dinner at the Ristorante Imbarcadero, serving fine Italian cuisine in a formal dining salon or outside on the summer lakefront terrace.
Day 2 – After breakfast, explore the picturesque town of Como
Visit the cathedral, built in the 14th century, the Basilica di Sant’Abbondino and the Basicilica di San Fedele. Como also has great shopping opportunities and is the home of Italian silk manufacturing.
Private Sunset and Prosecco Boat Tour: This boat tour will provide you the opportunity to get out on Lake Como and absorb the beauty of the area while enjoying snacks served with a glass of prosecco and anticipating the sunset.
Day 3 – After breakfast, visit Faro Voltiano
Faro Voltiano, a lighthouse located high up on a mountain overlooking the city and the lake. To get there, you can take a funicular ride from the water up to Brunate. Then, you'll have to hike about a mile uphill until you reach the lighthouse where you'll even be able to see the snowcapped Alps in the distance.
Day 4 – After breakfast, experience the Villa Carlotta
The villa and its 20 acres of botanical gardens are one of the greatest spectacles in Lake Como. Located along the lake in the town of Tremezzo, Villa Carlotta got its name when the Princess of Prussia gifted the property to her daughter Charlotte. Today, the gardens are luscious with a wide variety of exotic plants, perfect for spending an afternoon of exploring in the sunshine. Don't miss a chance to take a look inside the villa too, where you'll naturally find plenty of beautiful artwork on display.
Later this afternoon, take a ferry to the town of Bellagio, located in the middle of Lake Como. While there, visit the Romanesque Basilica di San Giacomo which dates back to the 12th century, and stroll through the town’s little streets to shop or eat at one of the charming family-owned restaurants.
Day 5 – After breakfast, check out of the Grand Hotel Tremezzo
Your driver will take you to the train station in Milan. Board your first class train to Nice.
Welcome to Nice, France
Nicknamed Nice la Belle (Nice the Beautiful), the city of Nice is the capital of the French Riviera. A vibrant metropolis, the city's unique blend of French and Italian cultures makes this one place you have to visit in the South of France. Cultural highlights include its Roman ruins and medieval architecture.
Check in at the Hotel Boscolo Exedra, where you will stay for 3 amazing nights.
The Hotel Boscolo Exedra, located right in Nice's city center, is within walking distance to a variety of bars, restaurants, shops, and beaches. It offers 113 rooms all equipped to meet your travel needs, including free WiFi, air-conditioning, and a minibar. The hotel boasts a luxurious spa with a sauna, steam room, swimming pool, and much more. You can spend the day at the signature Spa Deep Nature by Biologique Recherche, fine dining at restaurant La Pescheria, enjoy wine and dessert in an unforgettable atmosphere, or take in the sun at the seasonal rooftop terrace BClub. Modern Italian design surrounds you in a way that you won`t find anywhere else in France. It is more than refined amenities, it is an art form.
Upon arrival, take a private Nice Walking tour, a must-see for visitors. You will begin in Nice old town, locally known as Le Vieux Nice, which is a lovely honeycomb of narrow streets, smartly dotted with beautiful baroques churches and private mansions, workshops, shops and restaurants. Visit the main attractions in this amazing city.
Day 6 – After breakfast, enjoy a full-day tour of Monaco and Eze
You'll be picked up from your hotel to enjoy a full-day tour, experiencing the glamorous principality of Monaco and the picturesque medieval village of Eze for yourself! Go through the village of La Turbie, also called the "Monaco Terrace" because of the panoaramic view of the Principality of Monaco.
Visit a French perfumery in Eze, a charming, authentic medieval village perched above the sea, boasting breathtaking views. Then, travel to the Old Town of Monaco, where you’ll have the opportunity to visit the Palace (open June through October), the famous Cathedral, the Cousteau Oceanographic Museum, and the Changing of the Palace Guards.
Finally, you move on to Monte Carlo as you travel the road used for the Grand Prix circuit. Treat yourself to luxurious shopping, stroll through stunning gardens, and view mega-yachts and chic casinos in Casino Square. Return to your hotel in Nice at the end of the day.
Day 7 – After breakfast, begin your Nice gourmet cooking experience
Begin your Nice gourmet cooking experience with a visit to the local market “Marche de la Liberation,” where farmers display their fresh organic products. Shop for your ingredients, and then go to a local home for a wonderful Cuisine Nicoise cooking experience. Everyone is involved in preparing the meal that you will all enjoy together. The grand finale is enjoying a 3-course meal with wine, water, coffee, or tea.
Day 8 – After breakfast, check out of the Hotel Boscolo Exedra
Your private driver takes you to the Nice airport, where you board your flight. Arrive home the same day.
Adventuring along the
Sailing and biking from Prague to Budapest
Imagine this combination: You unpack once on a small luxury ship, where you have amazing combinations of balconies, views, activities, and chefs. You are matched with the best bike for you: a custom titanium performance road bike, a touring bike, eBike, or a pro carbon bike. During the day, take your pick: see the region from your balcony on deck, or pedal through the countryside on a Danube bike path. See vineyards, castles, and villages along the way, and delight in the sights and sounds of the journey, at your own pace.
Yes, this IS a real trip! It caters to families with kids & teens, families with older teens & 20’s, or couples, solo travelers, or groups of friends.
Here’s what this “active river cruise” looks like:
Day 0 – Depart the U.S. for your cruise
Depart the U.S.
Days 1 & 2 – Bike through the Bavarian Forest before setting sail
Take an easygoing bike ride through the Bavarian Forest to the Danube River before your cruise sets sail. Stroll amid Italian baroque architecture in Passau, the City of Three Rivers. Board your ship and settle into your beautiful surroundings.
Day 3 – Visit Salzburg and the Austrian Lakes District
Ride in the Austrian countryside along the Danube bike path, or take a guided walk in Linz. Visit Salzburg or the Austrian Lakes District.
Days 4 & 5 – Bike or cruise through Wachau Valley & Melk Abbey
Days 4 & 5 – Bike or cruise through undoubtedly the most stunning stretch of the Danube River, through Wachau Valley vineyards. Visit the majestic Melk Abbey.
Day 6 – Donau-Auen National Park and castle
Follow bike paths through the serene Donau-Auen National Park, where you may see herons and kingfishers. Ride between Vienna and Bratislava. Dine at Schloss Hof, a castle and working farm. Take a walking tour through Bratislava’s charming medieval center.
Days 7 & 8 – Bike Hungarian countryside to Szentendre
Bike among the hills of the Hungarian countryside to the pretty town of Szentendre, or take a break from cycling and sail into the heart of the breathtaking city of Budapest. Soak in thermal hot springs or browse the shopping district.
Day 9 – Fly home from this amazing Danube adventure.
Enjoy the Ahhhh! Of a Luxury Spa Resort
Los Cabos, Mexico
Get away to one of the most captivating destinations in Mexico, where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean in contrast to the surrounding desert.
Day 1 – Board your flight to Los Cabos, Mexico
After exiting the airport, you will be met by your driver and whisked away to your resort.
Check in at the breathtaking and exotic Grand Velas Los Cabos.
Grand Velas is a place of magical, luxurious experiences. Luxury is having the choice of warm hospitality. With breathtaking views, unparalleled service, and exquisite cuisine, your Grand Velas experience will be like no other.
Your 24-hour Personal Concierge will show you to your 1,100 sq. ft ocean view suite and will help you become acquainted with your incredible home for the next several days. Enjoy spending time on your balcony overlooking the beautiful beach while sampling the top-shelf drinks and amenities from your stocked minibar.
This evening, dine at one of 5 signature restaurants: Frida (gourmet Mexican cuisine), Piaf (traditional French cuisine), Lucca (Italian-Mediterranean cuisine), Cocina de Autor (creative-evolutionary cuisine) and Velas 10 (fine seafood and steaks).
Day 2 – Spa & Golf day
Breakfast is served at the beautiful Restaurant Azul.
Then, make your first visit to the 35,000 square foot SE Spa, where you will be greeted by your own spa valet. Experience the seven-step water ceremony, followed by a spa treatment, leaving you relaxed and ready for the remainder of your days in paradise.
Your significant other can play a round on one of the world-class golf courses close by. Golf greats including Robert Trent Jones Jr., Greg Norman and Jack Nicklaus have taken advantage of every aspect of the fascinating desert and mountain terrain to design spectacular courses for a truly exhilarating game.
Get to know the 3-level infinity pool with ocean views. One is adults-only, and the other two are for all ages.
Each day, you can play beach volleyball, ping-pong, touch football, beach soccer, or participate in a cornhole tournament. Go on a power bike tour, take an aromatherapy class or mandala workshop, play Texas hold ‘em or blackjack, attend a paint and wine workshop or cooking class.
Day 3 – Pilates and picnic
Enjoy a Pilates workout this morning at the beautiful fitness center before ordering a luxurious breakfast en-suite in your room.
For lunch, embark on a gourmet picnic in paradise with your significant other.
Day 4 – Oceanfront yoga and private yachting
This morning, enjoy an oceanfront yoga class. Experience the splendor and grandeur of Los Cabos aboard Bella, an ultra-luxe private yacht. Set sail for a relaxing brunch at sea.
Day 5 – Cooking or dance class, plus stargazing
Order lunch to enjoy by the pool. Then, attend a cooking or dance class in the afternoon.
Following dinner, enjoy your own private stargazing experience, identifying constellations and relaxing in each other’s arms.
Day 6 – Spa day and culinary tour
Enjoy your final treatment at the incredible spa. Participate in a hands exfoliation or facial care workshop.
Take a culinary tour around the globe with Michelin-star chef.
Day 7 – After one final breakfast, bid farewell to this beautiful experience
Your driver will take you to the airport, where you board your flight for home.