Austin, Texas (Feb 1, 2022) As cuffing season is upon us, Pelorus, the ultimate experiential travel company, designing bespoke adventures and yacht expeditions in extraordinary places across the globe, has created a selection of unique and memorable ways to both pop the question and celebrate your honeymoon this year. As many people have postponed these plans due to Covid, now is the perfect time to work with the Pelorus team to plan a magical unforgettable experience.
– NORWAY –
WINTER WONDERLAND PROPOSAL UNDER THE NORTHERN LIGHTS
From $17,000 per person for 4 nights
Best time to visit: October – March
Propose in a beautifully decorated remote log cabin near Tromsø, with a violinist and private chef on standby to create an incredible four-course dinner with champagne and wine pairing after the proposal. Time the trip to coincide with the best chance of viewing the Northern Lights, for a night to be remembered forever.
Head a little further south to stay at the bucket list property Wolf Lodge, where you can stay in a deluxe private suite, enjoy meals from your private chef and get up close and personal with wolves in the Polar Park for an unforgettable arctic encounter.
Combine this experience with an overnight adventure into the vast Norwegian wilds. Explore huge swathes of glacial landscape as you skim across the ice by snowmobile or learn the art of ‘mushing’ from a local expert, before taking the reins and controlling your own sled pulled by huskies.
– FRANCE –
PROPOSE IN THE CITY OF LOVE AND RAISE A GLASS IN CHAMPAGNE'S AUTHENTIC VINEYARDS
From $15,500 pp for 7 nights
Best Time to Visit: March - May, September - November
Lose yourself in the romance and opulent beauty of France’s delightful countryside and its iconic capital city. From seeing the intimate side of Paris that few get to see to sipping some of the world’s finest Champagnes, embark on an intimate and unforgettable experience in this romantic country.
In a private experience alongside a professional jewellery designer, learn the intricate techniques of jewellery making as you melt, shape, weld and polish a beautiful and timeless ring to celebrate your engagement.
Discover the artistic and architectural richness of the Louis Vuitton Foundation in a private, before-hours experience alongside an expert guide.
Gain exclusive access to the most inaccessible parts of the breath-taking Panthéon as you explore the most private and secluded areas, rarely open to the public.
Embark on exclusive tours at the Champagne houses, and soar over the rolling vineyards in an incredible hot air balloon experience before landing for a glass of champagne and nibbles at sunset.
– WADI RUM & JORDAN –
POP THE QUESTION AT A SECLUDED DESERT SUNRISE AT SUNRISE OR CANDELIT IN PETRA
From $12,000 per person for 7 nights
Best time to visit: April - June, September - November
Take to the skies in a hot air balloon before the world wakes up. Rising with the sun, you will gain a new perspective on the vast landscape which stretches ceaselessly to infinity below you. Landing in a secluded spot, you will be treated to a fresh breakfast spread overlooking the sandstone mountains of Wadi Rum, the perfect spot for a proposal. By night, relax around a bonfire, and dine as you are surrounded by traditional music and dancing, creating an enchanting and mystical atmosphere.
Leaving Wadi Rum behind, alternative proposal options could be created in the renowned Rose City, the ancient city of Petra. Spend the day exploring this incredible wonder of the world, learning about the intricate history and complex structures. As evening falls, you will visit the Lost City of Little Petra at night. With the whole site beautifully lit by candles, wind your way through narrow canyons, past intricate tombs and temples carved into the pink sandstone cliffs. Reaching the striking Nabataean monument, you will find your dining table set up in this surreal and private location, the perfect backdrop for you to drop down on one knee.
- MEXICO -
REVEL IN JAMES BOND OPULENCE ONBOARD YACHT OKTO
Prices starting at: OKTO charters from $400,000 pp, Baja extensions $15,000 pp
Best time to visit: April - June, October - January
You and your other half will be whisked away to the Sea of Cortez on luxury super yacht OKTO, fit for James Bond with its sleek and elegant interiors and divine infinity pool.
Take in the spellbinding scenery of the Los Cabos coastline where you could see whales while indulging in a gourmet picnic and champagne on ice.
Swim or kayak from OKTO’s sundeck to pop the question on the beautiful Lover’s Beach, the perfect place to propose in privacy underneath the awe-inspiring rock formations.
Spend the evening together under the stars, before returning to base, an exclusive luxury resort on the Baja Peninsula.
Celebrate with exquisite farm-to-table creations of a private chef and a tequila cocktail masterclass led by an expert mixologist.
– TURKEY –
PROPOSE AT SUNRISE INA HOT AIR BALLOON WHILE FLYING OVER LOVE VALLEY
From $14,500 per person for 7 nights
Best time to visit: June - September
Turkey is a vibrant country in which East and West collide in an explosion of art and architecture. Boasting Mediterranean beaches with crystal clear waters, dramatic mountainscapes and rugged hills with ancient ruins, Turkey is sure to exceed every expectation for a memorable proposal.
Take off in a private hot air balloon from Cappadocia, with a breakfast picnic and champagne on-board, and propose as you drift over orchards and vineyards to Love Valley. This is a story that you’ll be telling for decades to come.
Head towards the Aegean Sea to board timeless sailing yacht HYPERION or spacious motor yacht OCEAN’S SEVEN to cruise the Turkish coastline in style and serenity before returning to Bodrum to explore the nearby UNESCO World Heritage site of Ephesus.
Discover exclusive art galleries and visit boutiques to collect pieces that will remind you of these wonderful memories for years to come.
– RAJA AMPAT –
SECLUSION & SERENITY ONBOARD A YACHT DESIGNED FOR TWO IN INDONESIA
From $30,415 per charter for 7 nights
Best time to visit: October - April
Discover Indonesia’s best kept secret on your honeymoon. Explore Raja Ampat, an archipelago of hundreds of islands consisting of verdant jungle, pristine beaches, and 75% of the world’s coral and fish species. Revel in understated luxury and complete serenity onboard ALEXA.
Based on the traditional Phinisi boat design, ALEXA is the only yacht in Indonesia set up for just two guests to revel in charming, understated luxury.
Explore the seclusion and serenity of Raja Ampat, one of the most beautiful island chains in the world, where you could easily go days without encountering another soul.
A culturally fascinating area, surrounded by the Spice Islands and home to 75% of the world’s coral and fish species, Raja Ampat is one of those special corners of the world, unknown to many.
Kayak or go by speedboat to a nearby deserted island where you can spend the day or night in complete privacy with dinner and champagne prepared in advance by your yacht crew.
– PORTUGAL –
INDULGE IN WORLD-CLASS GASTRONOMY & WINE IN PORTUGAL
From $7,000 per person for 7 nights
Best time to visit: May - September
Bursting with culture, history, and charm, discover Portugal as it’s never been seen before. From the glimmering Atlantic coastline to enchanting, whitewashed villages and fields of rolling vineyards, journey from Porto to the Douro Valley, Europe’s oldest wine region. Soar over the scenic Douro River by helicopter or uncover the city of Porto in a sidecar motorbike, interspersing your trip with exclusive experiences to delve into Portugal’s age-old gastronomy and wine making process.
Set out by sidecar motorbike to delve deeper into the city of Porto. Journey through the historic centre to one of Porto’s oldest wine cellars, where you will sample the rich and fruitful flavours of several ports, the drink for which the city is famous.
Depart Porto via helicopter for a scenic flight up the Douro River where you will land at a World Heritage Site, the Douro Valley, one of the oldest wine regions in the world, with views of mountain peaks and scenic winding roads.
Take an exclusive private tour of world-renowned vineyards alongside the proprietor to learn about the unique conditions that create their signature wines, before enjoying them paired perfectly to a four-course meal.
– COSTA RICA –
REVITALIZE & REJUVENATE IN A COSTA RICAN RAINFOREST
From $12,500 per person for 10 nights
Best time to visit: December - April
A land of simmering volcanoes, tropical rainforest and sandy, palm-fringed beaches, Costa Rica is the perfect playground for couples seeking a mix of adventure and total relaxation. Spend your honeymoon exploring the diverse topography of this fascinating country and encountering the abundance of rare wildlife in a series of unique and tailored experiences that get you involved with conservation efforts. Get your heart racing as you zipline through the jungle and spend the afternoon sampling the surfing scene and relaxing on the beach.
From your nearby eco-lodge in the Golfo Dulce, hike through the luscious jungle, thriving with exotic flora and rare wildlife. Take a romantic, secluded swim beneath a waterfall that cascades into a vibrant jade rock pool.
Head to the South Pacific waters to accompany marine biologists in conservation efforts, tagging young sharks before returning them to the ocean.
By night, witness an extraordinary natural phenomenon as the microorganisms of Golfo Dulce alight with your motion, making the waters glow with ethereal beauty. Swim with your partner in the bioluminescent water as it shimmers around you reflecting the star-filled sky.
Dive in the waters surrounding the Osa Peninsula to witness thriving pelagic life, various shark species, manta rays, turtles and schools of large exotic fish residing amongst the coral reefs.
From a private yacht in the Gulf of Papagayo, spend the day cruising the waters as you search for dolphins and whales
– JAPAN –
SAKE AND CHAMPAGNE POWDER IN JAPAN
From $19,500 per person for 7 nights
Best time to visit: January - February
For the adventurous couple looking to entwine remarkable culture with an action-packed escapade, honeymoon in powder skiing nirvana. Experience world-class skiing in Niseko, a peaceful haven set in a magical winter wonderland. With deep champagne powder, challenging terrain and tree-lined slopes, this will be the honeymoon like no other.
Bring each day to a relaxing close as you bathe in a traditional Onsen on the snowy mountainside. Rich in minerals, let the hot volcanic spring water revive your aching muscles as you sit back and relax in your stunning snow-dusted surroundings.
Your honeymoon in Niseko wouldn’t be complete without experiencing Japan’s fascinating culture and unique cuisine. Choose from a rich variety of cozy bars and restaurants that provide an authentic dining experience in the village, or perhaps opt for Michelin-starred food, international cuisines, and a bustling nightlife.
Finish an indulgent evening sipping local whisky, with your feet up beside a warm crackling fire. Relax in this enchanting setting, recuperating in readiness for the next morning’s epic adventure.
– KENYA –
GO OFF GRID WITH AN ECO-FRIENDLY HONEYMOON IN REMOTE KENYA
From $19,500 per person for 7 nights
Best time to visit: July - September
Celebrate your love by giving back to the world around you. Based at a luxurious, remote Kenyan camp, delight in complete privacy and seclusion with an amazing multi-day conservational safari experience. Work side-by-side with conservationists and meet local villagers from the Maasai tribe, offering an enriching hands-on experience in learning about Kenya’s treasured wildlife as you discover this beautiful country.
Work side-by-side with conservationists and authentic tribes to protect Kenya’s treasured wildlife and take an active part in training sessions with intuitive tracker dogs.
Fly to Amboseli National Park, where you will have the opportunity to interact with the local villagers due to our very close relationship with the local Maasai tribe in this area. You’ll hear their stories, visit their schools, throw spears, build fires, sing, and dance.
Head out with the Lion Guardians, a group of young Maasai warriors who track and protect lion prides daily.
Take a private charter to Watamu on the coast, where tropical forests and white beaches meet beautiful blue lagoons and coral reefs. You will have the chance to take part in the Watamu Turtle Watch project, learning about their endless efforts to save the turtles and other marine life. You’ll be able to help with rescue operations and release healthy creatures back into the water.
Board and charter a traditional dhow boat before cruising along the coastline and sleeping under the stars each night in an open air, on-deck bedroom.
Pelorus is the ultimate experiential travel company, designing bespoke adventures and yacht expeditions in extraordinary places across the globe. Founders, Geordie Mackay-Lewis and Jimmy Carroll are ex British Army and bring their experience leading British reconnaissance units on long-range desert patrols and helicopter operations to their truly custom trips. The knowledge and skills they forged during these years lay the foundations upon which Pelorus is built. They endeavor to meet clients’ wildest aspirations using their global network of contacts and an extensive level of research. In a time when genuine escape is hard to find, Pelorus is taking a new and exciting approach to the travel and yachting sectors.
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