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Reserve your trip of a lifetime...

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2 “For where thy treasure is there also will thy heart be”

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3 The most valuable things in life are not things for me it has been a journey a jour-ney that I started 15 years ago this journey has been my passion my achievement my reward and my love. “Every successful man has a women behind” is a very known saying but its true to believe that behind successful women there is a man… this goes for me as I dedicate my 15 years of being an entrepreneur to my husband who has made this journey reward- ing for me. A journey of a thousand miles starts with one step today I would like to thank my mentor who made me take that first step. I would also like to thank my family my in-laws who helped and guided me in every turn of this journey. A special thanks to my two adorable children who have made me smile in every step and continue to do so as they blossom into wonderful adults. My parents who have kept me rooted and made me who I am thank you. Big thanks also for my sister and brothers who have always been there for me. Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take But by the moments that take our breath away. Dear friends we have compiled a selection of destinations that are as unique as you are and offer a once in a lifetime experience. We invite you to explore these spectacular destinations and help you create memories for your journey.

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Qualia AUSTRALIA Qualia is a unique Australian expression of world-class luxury situated at the edge of the Great Barrier Reef on the secluded northern- most tip of Hamilton Island. It’s a truly special place where everything has been meticulously considered to relax the mind yet completely spoil the senses. Feel time unravel in exquisitely appointed pavilions that sit in perfect harmony with the rare natural beauty of the Great Barrier Reef. Once inside two exclusive restaurants provide the ideal stage to whet the appetite with the fresh and innovative. And for a truly memorable experience step inside Spa qualia which offers an extensive range of luxurious local and international treatments. 4

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6 “Don’ t live down to expectations. go out there and do something remarkable”

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Tswalu Kalahari SOUTH AFRICA South Africa s scenic wonders are legendary. From Table mountains to gods window our mountains forest and desert will feast your eyes and lift your spirit.warning watching wildlife is addictive .Big 5 whalespenguins the list is endless…Fly from Johannesburg in Tswalu’s aircraft and then continue on to Cape Town also In their private aircraft. 8

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Tswalu Kalahari is South Africa’s largest private game reserve covering an area of over 100000 hectares. Owned by the Oppenheimer family Tswalu takes conservation as its absolute priority our vision is simply ‘to restore the Kalahari to itself’. No more than thirty guests at a time can discover the beauty of this landscape its diverse wildlife and the serenity of what may well be South Africa’s last great wilderness. 9

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At Tswalu not only is this elusive creature the aardvark a regular sighting but the opportunity is there to view some of its bizarre behaviour and put into context the ecological contribution this animal plays in its environment. Wild Earth has set up a live webcam at Tswalu to monitor an habituated meerkat colony. Watch them go about their daily lives and explore their fascinating underground burrow systems. Then in private aircraft continue to cape town . Ellerman House is a discreet getaway for the discerning traveler. Its dramatic mountainside setting with panoramic ocean views is flawlessly complemented by the art of the private gallery and the personal attention of a concierge team.. Indulge in a feast of locally inspired flavors paired with gleaming liquid treasures from the cellar. It’s an extensive collection that showcases the Western Cape’s premier wines. The 7500 labels housed in our professionally maintained cellar represents the very best from established world- renowned estates and emerging boutique vineyards of the Western Cape .Fly back to Delhi. 10

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“Images doesn’t need any translation neither any middle passage or filter they are clear and go straight to everybody as they speak a universal language” 11

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The Norway in a nutshell trip takes you through some of Norway’s most beautiful fjord scenery. Experience Norway’s two largest cities Oslo and Bergen Northern Europe’s longest tunnel the Lærdal tunnel Norway’s longest and deepest fjord the Sognefjord the Flåm Railway and the Jotunheimen National Park. We will start our journey from arrival in city of Trondheim.Private limo transfer to the Britannia Hotel 5 junior suite.Trondheim is a large city by Norwegian standards though it has still managed to preserve both the charm and intimacy of a small town. It is also a town full of contrasts with monastery ruins impressive wooden buildings colorful wharfs and a beautiful red-painted city bridge dating back to 1861. It is home to a world famous research and educational community modern sports facilities and a lively nightlife. You will hear all about the city’s many features as the bus takes us on a voyage of discovery through Trondheim’s streets and boroughs including a short stop at “Utsikten” “The View” to admire the city from up high. As no sightseeing trip to Trondheim is complete without visiting one of its premier cultural treasures we will of course make time to take in the impressive Nidaros Cathedral. Built over the burial place of St. Olav the patron saint of Norway the construction of this enormous building with its countless details and decorations began as early as 1070 . NORWAY in a nutshell CONTINUE JOURNEY FROM TRONDHEIM TO GEIRANGER AND CHECK IN AT UNION HOTEL JUNIOR SUITE. We suggest visit to Fjordsenter world heritage sentre..Next day morning breakfast at ferry .Panorama tour from Flydalsjuvet to Dalsnibba and stop at Norsk Fjordsenter.Entrance to Norsk fjordsenter and Toll road Dalsnibba included.Experience the celebration for midsummer outside of the hotel in the afternoon. A meticulous journey from Geiranger to Bergen drive through the beauty .and arrive at First hotel Marin junior suite The Norwegian Fjords which have now been i ncluded on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Bergen is situated between the longest fjord Sognefjord north of Bergen and the beautiful Hardangerfjord in the south. MusicaNord features every year a 10 weeks continuous summer festival from June till almost end of August. 40 concerts with focus on Norwegian national composer Edvard Grieg and also other composers.. The old Hanseatic wharf is architecturally unique and is perhaps one of the most familiar image in all of Norway.four hours by road and you reach now to another town Balestrand . This pleasant fjordside village is away from the Norway in a Nutshell crowd. From here you can side-trip to nearby Fjærland a.k.a. “Mundal” and the awesome Jostedal glacier. Consider this worthwhile detour to the typical fjord visit — so you can dig deeper into the Sognefjord just like the glaciers did during the last Ice Age.check in at hotel kviknes junior suite .Thw gold house and glacier excursions are worth an experience.short journey of three hours will lead you to Flam and check in at best suite with fjord view at hotel Fretheim. 12

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The Norway in a nutshell trip takes you through some of Norway’s most beautiful fjord scenery. Experience Norway’s two largest cities Oslo and Bergen Northern Europe’s longest tunnel the Lærdal tunnel Norway’s longest and deepest fjord the Sognefjord the Flåm Railway and the Jotunheimen National Park. We will start our journey from arrival in city of Trondheim.Private limo transfer to the Britannia Hotel 5 junior suite.Trondheim is a large city by Norwegian standards though it has still managed to preserve both the charm and intimacy of a small town. It is also a town full of contrasts with monastery ruins impressive wooden buildings colorful wharfs and a beautiful red-painted city bridge dating back to 1861. It is home to a world famous research and educational community modern sports facilities and a lively nightlife. You will hear all about the city’s many features as the bus takes us on a voyage of discovery through Trondheim’s streets and boroughs including a short stop at “Utsikten” “The View” to admire the city from up high. As no sightseeing trip to Trondheim is complete without visiting one of its premier cultural treasures we will of course make time to take in the impressive Nidaros Cathedral. Built over the burial place of St. Olav the patron saint of Norway the construction of this enormous building with its countless details and decorations began as early as 1070 . NORWAY in a nutshell Surrounded by steep mountainsides roaring waterfalls and deep valleys Flåm is a paradise for everyone looking for a one-of-a-kind experience with nature. The over 65 year old Flåm Railway is widely known as one of the world’s most fantastic stretches of railroad. On this amazing journey you will experience a climb of nearly 900 meters from fjord to mountain top an incline of one to 18 a tunnel that twists in a spiral inside the mountain and a view that will take your breath away……….. Large cruise ships in the harbour are a daily site throughout the spring and summer months and it is only a short walk from Flåm Port .drive your way through another big city of oslo and check in hotel Rica grand junior suite .visi Enjoy an amazing view of the city from the top of the ski jump ttower holmenkollen Viking museum and vigeland park Oslo people like to meet up in a café - for lunch or just a good cup cup of coffee. You may have trouble closing your suitcase after a shopping spree in Oslo. Shopping malls department stores small boutiques shopping streets with hundreds of small shops and retailers charming antique shops flea markets suppliers of exclusive international brand names and local handicraft shops. a city to shop. CONTINUE JOURNEY FROM TRONDHEIM TO GEIRANGER AND CHECK IN AT UNION HOTEL JUNIOR SUITE. We suggest visit to Fjordsenter world heritage sentre..Next day morning breakfast at ferry .Panorama tour from Flydalsjuvet to Dalsnibba and stop at Norsk Fjordsenter.Entrance to Norsk fjordsenter and Toll road Dalsnibba included.Experience the celebration for midsummer outside of the hotel in the afternoon. A meticulous journey from Geiranger to Bergen drive through the beauty .and arrive at First hotel Marin junior suite The Norwegian Fjords which have now been i ncluded on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Bergen is situated between the longest fjord Sognefjord north of Bergen and the beautiful Hardangerfjord in the south. MusicaNord features every year a 10 weeks continuous summer festival from June till almost end of August. 40 concerts with focus on Norwegian national composer Edvard Grieg and also other composers.. The old Hanseatic wharf is architecturally unique and is perhaps one of the most familiar image in all of Norway.four hours by road and you reach now to another town Balestrand . This pleasant fjordside village is away from the Norway in a Nutshell crowd. From here you can side-trip to nearby Fjærland a.k.a. “Mundal” and the awesome Jostedal glacier. Consider this worthwhile detour to the typical fjord visit — so you can dig deeper into the Sognefjord just like the glaciers did during the last Ice Age.check in at hotel kviknes junior suite .Thw gold house and glacier excursions are worth an experience.short journey of three hours will lead you to Flam and check in at best suite with fjord view at hotel Fretheim. 13

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Past greets the future JAPAN Japan is where the past literally greets the future. This marvelous harmony between the refinement of things and concepts “Oriental” blended with the leading-edge technology and the often Ultra modern urban lifestyle you find in Japan today is truly proof of a long and eloquent history. Beautiful relaxing nostalgic profound fashionable mouth-watering exciting succulent historic cultural just name it Japan Japan Japan 14

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Visit Tokyo Japan’s modern capital Kyoto ancient capital for over 1000 years and Osaka considered Japan’s spiritual heartland plus lots of other sites in between on this exceptional 10-day tour. But don’t wait to reserve your spot Your exciting journey to Japan begins this evening as you depart on your overnight non-stop flight to Tokyo via Japan Airlines. Arrive Tokyo Disney land Japan one of the world’s main economic centers and Japan’s modern capital as well as its largest city. Your tour host will meet you upon arrival and escort you to Disney Land Hotel for three nights. Whole day enjoy inside the park of Disney Land full day and another day at disney sea park. Proceed to hotel peninsula at Tokyo city after enjoying the thrilling rides at disney of Tokyo. After breakfast set out on a guided tour to explore some of Tokyo’s main sites. Begin at the Tokyo Tower modeled after - and slightly taller than - the Eiffel Tower in Paris where you will enjoy a wonderful view of the city. Proceed to the historic Imperial Palace which dates back to the 15th century and is the former site of Edo Castle and the present residence of the Emperor of Japan. Visitors are not permitted inside this very private residence of royalty but you will enjoy a walk through the beautiful East Gardens with views of the ancient castle walls and ruins. Continue to Sensoji or Asakusa Kannon dedicated to Kannon the Buddhist deity of mercy and compassion. Sensoji is one of the most popular sights in Tokyo yet it’s delightfully serene. Smoke from its incense cauldron is said to be beneficial to health especially the part of the body onto which it is rubbed and you will see many people doing this before going to pray. Later stroll Nakamise shopping street which stretches over approximately 250 meters from the main grounds of Sensoji Temple. Visit to the The Ginza Tokyo’s most famous up-market shopping dining and entertainment district featuring numerous department stores boutiques art galleries restaurants night clubs cafes and Kabuki Theater. Another beautiful morning enjoy a beautiful panoramic drive from Tokyo to Mt. Fuji an almost perfectly conical volcano that is recognized around 15

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the world as a symbol of Japan. It stands over 12000 feet high and is beautifully snow-capped in winter. Drive to the 5th station a 5 to 6-hour trek from the summit for experienced hikers where you’ll enjoy gorgeous views of the surrounding countryside. Continue to Hakone hot springs resort town located in the Fuji Hakone Izu National Park where you’ll enjoy an included lunch. After lunch take a scenic cruise on Lake Ashi a slender body of water formed in the Hakone caldera some 400 thousand years ago. Board the Komagatake Ropeway for an incredibly picturesque ascent up Mt. Komagatake and a sweeping view of Hakone National Park and Mt. Fuji. Return to Tokyo late this afternoon. Travel from Tokyo to Osaka this morning on a high-speed adventure aboard the Shinkansen Japan’s bullet train. This fast quiet train itself a tourist draw links the major cities in Japan efficiently while reaching speeds of over 170 miles per hour. You’ll arrive in Osaka quickly and comfortably ready to enjoy the beauty and fascination of this very special city. Upon arrival check in at your hotel ritz carlton n city tour visit Osaka Castle one of Japan’s most famous castles which played a major role in the unification of the country during the sixteenth century of the Azuchi-Momoyama period. The castle is situated on a plot of land roughly one kilometer square and is a popular spot during festival seasons especially when the cherry blossoms bloom and the sprawling castle grounds are covered with food vendors and taiko drummers.Continue to Dotonboroi Street a former pleasure district now famous for its theatres shops and restaurants and the many colorful neon and mechanized signs including snack/candy manufacturer Glico’s giant electronic display of a runner crossing the finish line. Enjoy a full day optional tour that takes you to Hiroshima and Miyajima approximately 465 per person. You’ll depart after breakfast and travel by bullet train to Hiroshima. Enjoy some time to sightsee and stroll around Omotesando Street before taking a short ferry ride to the island of Miyajima just off the coast from Hiroshima. Here you’ll visit 16

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the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Shrine of Itsukushima one of the most photographed sites in Japan. Constructed in 593 to honor the fishing gods the shrine sits on wooden piers over the water. The orange paint on the shrine’s entrance gate provides for a stunning color contrast against the crystal blue waters of the bay. After breakfast visit Kyoto would be the one. This ancient city home to almost 1.5 million people was the capital of Japan for more than a thousand years and still is considered the country’s spiritual capital. Proceed to the Golden Pavilion Kinkakuji Temple which is covered in gold leaf and whose three stories each reflect a different architectural style. The small lake nearby adds to the glimmer and while no one is allowed inside you can take pictures that are sure to be among your favorite and most memorable images of Japan. This afternoon visit Kiyomizu Temple located on a hillside at the east edge of the city and famous both for its waterfall and for the stunning view from its vast wooden terrace. The temple is particularly beautiful in April when cherry blossoms abound and in November when maple leaves show their autumn colors. Another morning drive to Nara one of the earliest capitals of Japan. Visit Todaiji Temple whose Buddha is the largest bronze statue in the world and whose main structure is the world’s largest wooden building. The temple sits in a huge park where small deer have free rein to mingle with visitors and beg for treats that you can buy from local vendors for a few yen. Another delight is Kasuga Shrine festooned with thousands of paper lanterns.transfer to Kansai Airport to board your non-stop return flight. Your Japan adventure ends on arrival in India later today. 17

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Rocky Mountaineer offers over 45 Canadian vacation packages and four unique rail routes rich in history and natural wonders through British Columbia and Alberta. This world renowned luxurious train travels by daylight through the wild beauty of Canada’s West and is the best way to experience the majestic Canadian Rockies a UNESCO World Heritage site. Over the past 22 years Rocky Mountaineer has grown to become the largest privately owned passenger rail service in North America and has welcomed more than one million guests onboard from around the world. Rocky Mountaineer CANADA 18

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Established in 1993 and described by the Wall Street Journal as the travel industry’s equivalent to the “Oscars” the World Travel Awards recognize excellence in travel. Rocky Mountaineer was recently recognized by Travel + Leisure as one of the world’s “Best Life-Changing Trips” and also named in the Condé Nast 2011 Reader’s Choice Award for being among the “Top 5 Trains in the World.” 19

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Secret legends and myths CZECHOSLOVAKIA Cesky Krumlov – One of the most beautiful and scenic historic European towns lies south of Prague nearby the Austrian border. Charming houses and streets still conceal numerous secret legends and myths dominated by a castle stretching over the meandering Vltava River the narrow cobblestone streets are full of attractive exhibits of world-renowned artists festivals and performances. But even if you do not visit Cesky Krumlov during these festive occasions you can enjoy some of the popular Krumlov Mystery Tours which make you live through the mysterious stories and secret messages graven in the historical buildings. If you head to Cesky Krumlov you should not as well miss the tour in the local brewery. The tradition of brewing beer in Český Krumlov goes back to the very beginnings of the town. The first written documentation is a deed from the reeve Michal from 1336. Cesky Krumlov a UNESCO World Heritage Site is also a lively cosmopolitan town surrounded by unspoiled countryside. Boat rafting or bike trips will take you around the surroundings of Cesky Krumlov where you can enjoy the historic sites and landscape scenery. The cosy inns coffee shops and ancient taverns entertain a diverse international crowd. 20

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KARLOVY VARY – Karlovy Vary is an world-renown sp retreat nestled amid the picturesque mountains of West Bohemia. Karlovy Vary was founded in 1358 by King Charles IV from which time became famous throughout the world for its medicinal mineral hot springs. Down the years celebrities such as Russian tsar Peter the Great and the famous poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe praised the curative effects of the town’s mineral springs while in more recent modern times Karlovy Vary has also become known for the annual Karlovy Vary International Film Festival attended by many internationally famous directors and film stars. Walk along the enchanting open air colonnades where you can taste the town’s famous mineral springs for yourself is a must. Do not miss the largest and best known Vridlo Giant Spring which spurts its healing waters to a height of almost 17 metres. Karlovy Vary is also famous for the world renowned Bohemian crystal Moser and Thun porcelain while a taste of the traditional local liqueur Becherovka made of herbs and sweet local wafers is recommended to complete the Karlovy Vary experience. 21

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Desert Nights Camp is an Oasis in the golden sands and the untamed spectacular open spaces. Surrender to the spirit of the Wahiba sands and enjoy the ultimate in personalized service and an adventure that caters to your whims and fancies. The camp is only a two hour drive away from Muscat the capital of the Sultanate of Oman. It is sprawled across 10-acres of silken sands secluded 11km within the vast isolation of the Omani desert. 30 luxurious Bedouin style tents await those who seek the ultimate desert adventure vacation. We usher you into a world of unparalleled luxury and comfort. When you arrive refresh yourself with cold towels relax in the Omani styled majlis and enjoy fresh Omani dates and “khawa” traditional Arabic coffee. Then make your way to your luxury abode in the Desert. Wahiba Sands OMAN 22

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Experience the rustic beauty is surrounded by peaks of sand dunes offering a natural protection from the temperamental sun of the Oman desert. The luxurious detached tent units provide a lavish “chance of a lifetime” experience. The camp blends in harmoniously with its environment and offers “zero” disturbance to its guests. The unique desert experience provided by this architectural marvel in combination with an array of “wine dine” options enables one to capture the wonders of this rustic beauty within its desert dwelling. “To awaken alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world ” 23

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“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open” – Jawaharal Nehru 24

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And special for him FERRARI TEST DRIVE in MILAN Feel the emotion of driving the fastest cars in the world Choose from a selection of amazing supercars Ferrari California. Ferrari F430F1 Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster E GEAR And experience the thrill of driving your dream DRIVE THEM ALL With our special programme you will have the possibility to make a test drive on all these cars. Depart from Milan towards Maggiore or Como Lake including a lunch in a typical restaurant on your way. 25

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French Rivera SOUTH of FRANCE The French Riviera along the Mediterranean coast provides its guests with fashionable elegant surroundings in an international atmosphere. Visitors can choose between the livelier towns of Nice and Cannes home of the famous film festival and the calmer more discreet villages of Beaulieu Menton or Cap Ferrat. Up in the hills are the quieter medieval villages. Sainte-Agnès offers magnificent panoramic views of the sea and mountains. Tourists can browse through shops and galleries set on narrow winding cobblestone streets. Throughout the region are charming country homes and terraced private villas overflowing with colorful flowers. Grasse is the perfume capital of the world. The factories invite tourists to visit and learn how French perfumes are made. 26

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Fly in to nice airport and drive to in mini van with chauffeur waiting for you to transfer to St.Laurent du Var which is only a 5 minute drive from the airport Mercedes VIANO Luxe 16. The yacht will then cruise to Monaco 1-1/2 hour. In Monaco you can go up and see the Royal Palace and the rest of the rock. The driver can drive around the Grand Prix circuit. You should also have a walk around the square where the Casino and hotel de Paris is situated. I would also recommend to have lunch at Café de Paris on this same square . Also you can try the Fairmont Monte Carlo’s Argentin restaurant invites you for a “Gourmet Journey of Discovery –mattching food with wine” From the starter to the dessert each dish will be accompanied by a specially selected fine wine. Another Day vist the islands outside of Cannes Iles des Lerins 1 ½ hr where the yacht will be at anchor. Lunch on the yacht and water sports. Take the boat’s tender in to Cannes and go sightseeing and shopping. is a busy tourist destination and host of the annual Cannes Film Festival. It is a commune of France located in the Alpes-Maritimes Late in the afternoon cruise down to St. Tropez two hours and dinner on the yacht or in one of the many restaurants. Michelin star restaurants in St.Tropez: L’Auberge des Maures 27

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Next day of stay can visit St.Tropez in the morning and then have lunch on one of the famous beach restaurants Club 55 Nikki Beach Tahiti at Plage Les Palmiers. Set on the lovely blue water of the Bay of Saint-Tropez this modern version of a medieval town is most popular for the line of yachts along the quai and the facing line of terrace cafés divided by a parade of strolling tourists and slow cruising expensive cars. After lunch cruise back to Cannes where they spend the last night either quietly 28

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onboard. If you want to go out for dinner eat in one of the famous hotels on the Croisette. You’ll delight in the scenic sailing along the famous Mediterranean coastal road as the sparkling blue sea shines dotted with white yachts. Your journey takes in the designer shops of Cannes trendy boutiques in Juan-les-Pins and the royal palace in Monte Carlo. 29

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Arrival in fashion city of Italy Milan and check in at classical hotel of principe di Savoia. Walking tour of the city near Dumo and stay overnight at hotel. Travel next day to Tagliolo Castle and visit piemonte region for wine tasting. Stay at Hotel Relais castello di oviglio. Visit VINEYARDS and factories producing Italian sparkling wines Moscato and savour the flavour. Stay at Relais langa space.” I marchesi di Barolo” visit the famous winery Barolo producing wine Baroloand sparkling wines Asti Spumante and La Volta Brut. Enroute to Turin and visit the famous sites overnight stay at hotel Principe di piemonte in the center of city. Drive to the area Franciacorta and visit the winery producing sparkling wines Spumante Metodo Classico and spend a night at famous Relais and chateu Lalbereta and in morning relax at spa center of the hotel. Shopping time at Milan now with all the famous brands at one place and stay at hotel carlton baglioni. Italian wine champagne tour in ITALY 30

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Essence of SWITZERLAND This private luxury tour of Switzerland features the most iconic Swiss experiences: incredible landscapes fascinating cities excellent food and wine scenic train rides and luxurious resort hotels. 32 Begin in Lucerne a picture-perfect Swiss town on the shore of Lake Lucerne. With your private guide explore the highlights of the Old Town and if desired also visit the Swiss Transport Museum. Take a cruise across Lake Lucerne passing lakeside farmhouses and small villages clustered at the bottom of high peaks. Then take a cog railway up iconic Mount Pilatus for panoramic views over the lake and mountains and perhaps opt for hiking and other outdoor adventures in the fresh mountain air.

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33 Next transfer to Interlaken. En route stop in Emmental to tour a cheese making facility. Also visit Bern the beautiful capital of Switzerland for a private tour of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Town. In Interlaken the gateway to the dramatic mountain landscapes of the Berner Oberland stay two nights at the Victoria-Jungfrau Grand Hotel Spa an excellent and historic resort hotel. Enjoy a privately guided excursion into the Swiss Alps aboard mountain trains. On arrival at Jungfraujoch known as the “Top of Europe” elevation 11388 feet see enormous glaciers impressive Alpine peaks such as the Eiger and verdant valleys far below. Throughout the journey stop in villages such as Wengen and Grindelwald to hike or take in the spectacular views as you please. Next enjoy a scenic train ride along a portion of the renowned Glacier Express line to Zermatt home of the iconic Matterhorn. Tour the historic wooden buildings in the town center and visit the Matterhorn Museum to learn about the traditional local lifestyle and the human drama surrounding the mountain that looms over the region. Then board a cog railway up to Gornergrat the best place to take in views of the majestic Matterhorn as well as the glaciers mountain valleys and villages below. Continue to St. Moritz a glamorous resort town deep in the Swiss Alps. Stay at legendary Badrutt’s Palace one of the finest hotels in Switzerland and enjoy time to relax in the mountains and at the hotel. Next visit Zurich one of Europe’s most sophisticated cities. During flexible private touring see the highlights of the Old Town sample culinary specialties and tour museums and other cultural attractions according to your interests such as the Kunsthaus Landesmuseum Swiss National Museum gallery districts and churches with stained glass windows designed by Marc Chagall and Sigmar Polke.

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One and only reethi rah MALDIVES Maldives An enchanting garden island infused with traditional village charm our private coral island is home to the charm of a Maldivian village by the turquoise sea. Here palm-thatched pavilions and bungalows line the white sand or dip their feet into the crystal water. An island spa offers soothing Asian secrets. Sunrise sunshine and sunset paint the endless sky. This verdant beach-fringed coral island embraces both idyllic away-from-it-all retreat and sophisticated pleasures on land and water – from genuine ayurvedic therapies in the spa to splashing sailing or diving in the jewel-like waters. 34

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One Only Reethi Rah Resort offers the ultimate holiday experience to those seeking the pinnacle of tropical luxury. Nowhere else inn the Maldives is there a resort with this much space and exclusivity. Guests of One Only Reethi Rah arrive on the resort’s own yacht and make their way through a spectacular Reception a guest’s first impression of Reethi Rah to be taken to their villas. Each villa whether on aa private beach or suspended above thee waters of the Indian Ocean is a totally self-contained private sanctuary set in a landscape off generous terraces and verandas made from Balan wood from the Malaysian part of Borneo separated by vegetation too afford complete privacy. ““The whole concept is about total flexibility in being able to eat what you want when you want it” commented Mark Hehiir General Manager “That defines luxury to me.” Reethi Restaurant is the main dining lodge of One Only Reethi Rah and offers a theatrical experience with spectacular settings rich colours and the ever- changing scenery of the sky and ocean all around. Maldives is an ideal destination for families with its complimentary Kids Only club tailored to younger guests. Parents can enjoy a well- earned rest knowing that their children are having the holiday of a lifetime meeting new friends from around the world and experiencing a whole range of exciting activities in the most luxurious surroundings. Created exclusively for the luxury resort market OneOnly Resorts are conceived as hallmarks of excellence. Set in some of the most beautiful locales in the world each award-winning resort offers guests a distinctive style and personality borne of its local culture a genuine hospitality and a lively energy that is unrivalled. 35

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Pleasantly landscaped KENYA Kenya’s capital is cosmopolitan lively interesting and pleasantly landscaped. Its central business district is handily compact and is a great place to tune into modern urban African life. Today it is the largest city between Cairo and Johannesburg. Nairobi green city in the sun is an attractive and growing city that stands on the edge of the Athi Plains and the gentle slopes of Limuru that rise in the Aberdares Mountains. It is an important business and social center with high-rise 36

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buildings and international hotels and a good selection of restaurants serving Indian Chinese French Italian and other cuisine. All about the city are public parks and gardens full of shrubs and flowers and the main routes out of town are tree-lined avenues. On arrival at Nairobi Airport meet the representative .Depart for Mount Kenya Safari Club which is situated at the foot of Mount Kenya the second highest peak in Africa. 17058 feet Halt at the equator crossing for a photo op. With magnificent views of majestic Mount Kenya the Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club Resort’s 120 luxuriously appointed hotel rooms set in over 100 acres of landscaped gardens offer a unique blend of comfort relaxation and adventure. Originally the retreat of movie star and Club founder William Holden the Club’s illustrious former members have included Winston Churchill and Bing Crosby.There are many recreational activities available: horseback riding golf croquet a bowling green table tennis swimming a beauty salon an animal orphanage and much more. Dinner and overnight at Mount Kenya Safari Club. After breakfast depart for Sweetwaters Game Reserve at 1000 hrs for a Half Day excursion. Enjoy a game drive - cum - visit to the rescued chimpanzees’- and black rhino’s sanctuaries. 37

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This privately owned 24000 acre ranch with magnificent views across the wildlife- studded plains to the snowcapped peaks of Mount Kenya is host to all the members of the ‘Big Five’ elephant rhino lion buffalo and leopard. The conservancy has a higher wildlife-to-area ratio than any Kenyan national park and is one of only four private game conservancies to have been founded in Kenya. At the forefront of the Kenyan conservancy programme the conservancy boasts the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa hosts the only chimpanzee sanctuary in Kenya and shelters large numbers of rare and endangered species.Lunch will be at Sweetwaters Tented Camp at 1300 hrs. Following morning depart and drive to Lake Nakuru National Park. Arrive at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge in time for lunch. Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge is nestled along the Lion Hill overlooking the spectacular flamingo pink rimmed Lake Nakuru. Its location affords panoramic vistas of the Lake and the picturesque Lake Nakuru National Park. The Lodge is cleverly laid out such that most rooms and sitting areas afford stunning views of the Lake and the Park. The Lodge incorporates natural landscaping with tall acacia trees winding walkways and greens dotted with bird feeds. Spread over acres the Lodge is a natural haven for bird life and attracts over 50 species of birds amongst the 400 species that inhabit the Park. 38

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Enjoy a sumptuous lunch and then proceed for an afternoon game drive in the park visiting the lake shore and the scenic baboon cliff. Lake Nakuru National Park not only boasts one of the world’s greatest ornithological spectacles with over 450 species of birds but is also sanctuary to the greatly endangered white rhino. The lake hosts thousands of flamingoes which create a breath taking shimmering pink hue over the lake. Another morning depart for Masai Mara Game Reserve. 39

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Hayman Island AUSTRALIA Hayman Island is located in the beautiful Whitsundays just off the Queensland coast and home to Hayman one of the world’s finest resorts. Hayman Island is the epitome of tropical paradise. On a sparkling sunny day the colour of the water of Hayman’s lagoon and Whitsunday Passage are simply stunning - the hues range from turquoise to emerald and sapphire. There’s excellent snorkelling directly off the beaches in Blue Pearl Bay. Hayman Island offers guests plenty of activities ranging from bushwalks to tours of the nearby Great Barrier Reef. Cruise or fly by helicopter to see Heart Reef Hill Inlet or Whitehaven Beach - it’s all possible at Hayman Island. 40

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At the resort all rooms have magnificent views of the Whitsundays or the tropical landscaped gardens. Visitors receive the best of both worlds combining magnificent service and accommodation with natural beauty. The most discerning traveller will be satisfied but most likely delighted at the luxurious amenities of the resort. 41

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Krabi town in Thailand is very close to the river mouth that opens to the great Andaman Sea. Arrive at krabi airport and check in to hotel Ritz carlton phuleybay into your private pavilion.Sail on a luxary speed boat to Hong island tour .and exclusive lunch at the Italian and island club. When the sun is about to set sail from phulay bay shore on a luxary yatch and sail towards Phuket .another great city of Thailand. Whether it’s world class diving in the Andaman Sea golf at world- standard championship courses or exciting eco-adventures in tropical forests Phuket is a place to extend your horizons. Feel the Thai culture at Amanpuri . Amanpuri place of peace and became Amanresorts’ flagship property. Reflecting the style and elegance of Thai culture the resort’s graceful pavilions and villa homes are situated in a coconut plantation on a headland overlooking the Andaman Sea. Elevated walkways connect pavilions to the resort’s private white sand beach and facilities including the first Aman Spa. With a fleet of luxury cruisers Amanpuri offers the opportunity to explore the Andaman Sea. Now travel to another wonderful city of Thailand Chiang Mai by flight and stay at four seasons resort. Chiang Mai has always had many feathers to its bow with its cultural riches relative peacefulness fantastic handicraft shopping delicious food and proximity to many natural treasures. This property is among the best for quality food and activities. If you stay here you must take the cooking class and go to the spa Thailand is a tropical getaway for the hedonist and the hermit the prince and the pauper. No matter what draws you to the country first a Thai meal will keep you hooked. Adored around the world Thai cuisine expresses fundamental aspects of Thai culture. Spice of THAILAND 43

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Food and wine tour in SWITZERLAND This private culinary tour of Switzerland features the best Swiss food and wine experiences private touring of cultural highlights and accommodation at the country’s finest luxury hotels. The tour also includes a private excursion along the Alsace Wine Route in neighboring France. Begin in Zurich one of Europe’s most sophisticated cities with two nights at the landmark Baur au Lac luxury hotel. During flexible private touring see the highlights of the Old Town sample culinary specialties from throughout Switzerland at upscale food shops and tour museums and other cultural attractions according to your interests such as the Kunsthaus Landesmuseum Swiss National Museum gallery districts and churches with stained glass windows designed by Marc Chagall and Sigmar Polke. Continue to Basel a cultural and culinary crossroads on the Rhine River. Tour the highlights of the Old Town and sample Basel specialties such as laeckerli. One day cross the Rhine into France for a private excursion on the beautiful Alsace Wine Route Route du Vin. Drive through vineyards see hilltop castles stop at local wineries to sample Alsatian varietals such as Riesling and Gewurztraminer see the cultural treasures of Colmar and visit well-preserved villages filled with half-timbered buildings. If desired stop for lunch at one of the many Michelin-starred restaurants in the region which is renowned for gastronomy. 44

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Next transfer to Lausanne. En route visit Bern the beautiful capital of Switzerland for a private tour of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Town. Spend two nights in Lausanne—Switzerland’s gourmet paradise—at the elegant Beau-Rivage Palace a luxurious resort hotel set in lush parkland on the shore of Lake Geneva. During private touring visit the Lavaux wine region a UNESCO World Heritage Site of 800-year-old terraced vineyards that skirt the edge of Lake Geneva and offer dramatic views of the Alps. Meet winemakers at local wineries sample Chasselas and other delicious local varietals in Lavaux cellars and perhaps enjoy a gourmet meal at one of the finest restaurants in Switzerland. Also tour Chateau de Chillon a well-preserved castle on a small island in the lake that offers evocative insights into the daily life of medieval aristocracy. Alternatively take a private excursion to the atmospheric hill town of Gruyeres to visit a local cheese maker to learn about and taste the region’s renowned Gruyere cheese and perhaps visit the nearby factory of one of Switzerland’s premier chocolate makers. 45

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