Austin, TX (October 23, 2021) With the world slowly reopening, there has never been so much excitement at the prospect of planning that next big adventure. Pelorus has put together the ultimate list of experiential travel adventures and world events not to miss out on for 2022. Founders Geordie Mackay-Lewis and Jimmy Carroll are former British army captains 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. Jimmy Carroll is now based in Austin, Texas and spearheading the US client experiences exploring the rare and the remote in search for the most epic experiences and unique properties.
–AMERICAN ROAD TRIP –
CELEBRATE THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
From $25,000 per person for 10 nights
Best time to visit: April - September
Few travel notions are more enchanting than a Great American road trip, and with this year’s US domestic boom creating a significantly improved RV selection there is no better time than 2022 to embark on a once-in-a-lifetime journey, marking the 150th anniversary of Yellowstone National Park. Discover expansive natural landscapes and spot wildlife unique to the area as guests embark on a great adventure off the beaten track in a fully equipped RV. This luxurious home on wheels comfortably glides through majestic surroundings, from the jagged mountain peaks to the scenic valleys with flowing rivers as guests navigate their own path, mapped out by the Pelorus team. Marvel in the natural wonders that Yellowstone Park has to offer as you take in the rainbow colours of the iconic Grand Prismic Spring and whitewater raft through river canyons. Hike through wild landscapes and step back in time to experience the American Wild West on horseback, learning about the fascinating history and culture of this unique part of the USA. Look out for grizzly bears and American bison as well as a whole host of wildlife native to the area.
– SHACKLETON’S ANTARCTICA –
COMMEMORATE THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF SHAKLETON’S FINAL JOURNEY
From $80,000 per person for 10 nights
Retrace the footsteps of the iconic polar explorer Sir Henry Shackleton, whose death one hundred years ago marked the end of the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration. Uncover breath-taking scenery and diverse wildlife on a continent renowned for its scientific research, conservation, and discovery. Bear witness to mountainous ice caps, where Shackleton’s crew took refuge after escaping their sinking ship. Dependant on the weather, guests may be lucky enough to visit the memorial site commemorating Shackleton’s fateful journey and see the indigenous large elephant seals that give the island its name. Discover the extremes of Antarctica, climbing, abseiling, and hiking through this surreal natural landscape, all from the comfort of a yacht such as the 1939 classic sailing yacht EROS, which has been transformed for modern-day adventure.
– BRITISH BONANZA –
CELEBRATE QUEEN ELIZABETH II’s PLATINUM JUBILEE IN STYLE
From $15,000 per person for 7 nights
Best time to visit: April - September
In true Great British spirit, celebrate the momentous year that marks Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years on the throne with an epic bonanza throughout this beautiful land. Visit a proud nation of historical cities and rugged countryside, hike rolling hills, explore picturesque villages and dine in quaint British pubs. Take in the one and only iconic London landscape from above with a spectacular guided helicopter ride over the city before sampling one of Britain’s favourite pastimes with a traditional, indulgent afternoon tea aboard a river cruise down the Thames. Catch a glimpse of the Queen herself at the renowned Trooping of the Colour in celebration of her official birthday as guests delight in watching the events unfold from within the parade grounds. Experience traditional British culture as a guest at Royal Ascot, and take a ride in the Queen’s own carriages through the beautiful town of Windsor with its delightfully quaint streets and pretty riverside.
– MYSTICAL EGYPT –
ADVENTURE IN THE LAND OF THE PHARAOHS AS 2022 MARKS 100 YEARS SINCE THE DISCOVERY OF TUTANKHAMUN
From $23,000 per person for 10 nights
Best time to visit: October – November
Embark on an Egyptian adventure like no other as 2022 marks 100 years since the discovery of boy king Tutankhamun by British archaeologist Howard Carter. Travellers will be taken an Egyptology mission to discover more about this fascinating treasure trove of ancient history. Watch the sun rise whilst soaring across vast, arid landscapes in a hot air balloon and free fall from a helicopter over the pyramids in an exhilarating twist on this Egyptian experience. Pelorus will arrange an exclusive private viewing of the brand new Grand Egyptian Museum in Cairo before guests set sail to explore more of this jaw-dropping country aboard the beautiful Nour el Nil, allowing them to indulge in a peaceful river cruise along the mystical Nile to delight in views of Egypt’s treasures and bask in the excellent hospitality of passionate Egyptians.
– WILD MADAGASCAR –
SEE A NEWLY DISCOVERED LEMUR SPECIES IN THEIR NATURAL HABITAT
From $48,000 per person for 14 nights
Best time to visit: April - December
Madagascar offers an incredibly diverse and awe-inspiring combination of dense rainforests, vast deserts, sparkling coastline, lush mountains, and deep sandstone canyons. In addition to the spectacular landscape, this island country is home to more than 150,000 species that can only be found here and nowhere else on earth, including the newly discovered mouse lemur, Microcebus Jonahi. Guests will hike through the rainforest in the company of a knowledgeable local guide and expert scientist to discover these fascinating new species for themselves, before being taken on private boat out to the surrounding tropical islands for an unforgettable experience of sea kayaking, snorkeling or swimming with whale sharks. Other experiences include biking through cocoa plantations and exploring the country’s untouched landscapes on horseback. Home here is the stylish Time + Tide Miavana on the pristine, sandy shores of Nosy Ankao on Madagascar’s wild north-eastern island. With impeccable service, excellent facilities, and warm, welcoming staff, this is a haven of relaxation after exploring the diverse topography and unique wildlife of this beautiful island.
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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