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Expanding Micato’s Commitment

The Micato Safaris

One for One
Commitment
 
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Micato’s
nonprofit arm, AmericaShare, we’re expanding
our One for One Commitment.
 

FOR EVERY SAFARI SOLD,
WE SEND A CHILD TO SCHOOL

 
A child in Nairobi’s Mukuru slum who would otherwise
stay home due to extreme poverty; whose parents cannot
afford books, uniforms or the smallest school fee.
 

FOR EVERY SAFARI SOLD WE ALSO

 
Donate one book…to the two Micato libraries in Mukuru slum
 
Donate one Huru Kit…of desperately needed
sanitary supplies to the girls of Mukuru
 
Donate one tree…to the Nairobi Greenline Project
 
Donate one gallon of water…to Mukuru residents
for every gallon used by Micato travellers.
 
 
Incomparable safaris are our passion. Brightening the futures
of African children is our vision. Your safari will change a life.

Click here to start planning now

Voted 'World's Best Tour Operator & Safari Outfitter' Travel+Leisure 'World's Best Awards' The Eight-Time Winner - 2011 Virtuoso Best Escorted Tour Operator Nominee
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Private Jet Tours


Let Your Dreams Take Flight


Let Traveline & Travcoa take you on an adventure by private jet to the most remote destinations on earth. Creative itineraries, exclusive on-board educational programs plus unsurpassed service and accommodations make for a one-of-a-kind travel experience.

Travel direct from country to country—eight or more on each journey—with unparalleled comfort and efficiency. Free from commercial routes and schedules, fly only during convenient daylight hours in our custom-fitted Boeing 757, arriving at each destination rested and ready to explore.

Distinguished guest lecturers travel with each expedition and share extensive first-hand knowledge of the regions you visit. As you’re traveling from one destination to the next, you will get unique insights from university professors, museum curators and scientists. Relax in the care of a top-notch expedition team—physician, private jet chef, dedicated baggage handler and flight crew—who coordinate all logistics and leave you to fully enjoy one peak experience after another.

Around Africa

Around Africa

An extraordinary journey to magnificent landscapes, legendary wildlife and vibrant cultures.

An extraordinary journey to magnificent landscapes, legendary wildlife and vibrant cultures. Encounter the legendary animals of classic safari lore; see a wide variety of our planet’s most impressive natural wonders; and gain insight into the daily lives of African people in the capital of Rwanda, the townships of Cape Town, and more. Travel by private jet with a team of world-class experts and professional staff for a level of service, security, and convenience that makes this journey a truly unforgettable experience. Go beyond the main itinerary, with your choice of personalized excursions along the way. Whether you want to take a cooking class, visit a school, or hike off the beaten path, we will ensure that your travels are tailored for you. By joining this expedition, you will automatically support efforts to enhance the conditions of the places and peoples we visit—there is no further commitment necessary on your part. Our expedition will provide supplies to medical clinics and schools, as well as contribute funds for essential projects that many people depend on.

  • Luxor & the Valley of the Kings or Abu Simbel, Egypt
  • Mountain Gorillas of Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda
  • Safari Adventure in the Serengeti Plain or Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
  • Lemurs & Scenic Wonders of Madagascar
  • Breathtaking Victoria Falls, Zambia
  • Botswana’s Okavango Delta or Kalahari Desert
  • Cape Town & the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa
  • Swakopmund, Walvis Bay & the Namib Desert or the Sossusvlei Desert, Namibia
  • Dakar, Saly & Traditional Village Life in Senegal
Cultures & Cuisines, Private Jet Expeditions

Cultures and Cuisines

Discover a feast for the senses in eight fascinating destinations, exploring longstanding culinary traditions and their impact on human history and culture.

Discover a feast for the senses in eight fascinating destinations, exploring longstanding culinary traditions and their impact on human history and culture. Travel by private jet with a team of world-class scholars and professional staff, and receive a level of service, comfort, and convenience that makes this journey a truly unforgettable experience.

  • Land of Fire & Ice, Reykjavik
  • Hungarian Delicacies & the Old-World Splendor of Budapest
  • The Golden Temple & Punjabi Cooking in Amritsar, India
  • The Lush Tea Plantations and Natural Wonders of Hangzhou, China
  • Beautiful Ha Long Bay, Historic Hanoi & the Lively Fresh Flavors of Vietnam
  • Arabian Nights Feast in Muscat, Oman
  • Ancient Monuments & Mediterranean Specialties of Crete, Greece
  • The Legendary Vineyards & Cuisine of the Burgundy Region, France
Heaven & Earth Private Jet Expedition

Heaven & Earth

Circle the globe, exploring natural wonders, ancient treasures, and the powerful influence the heavens have had on cultures throughout history.

Circle the globe, exploring natural wonders, ancient treasures, and the powerful influence the heavens have had on cultures throughout history. Travel by private jet with a team of world-class scholars and professional staff for a level of service, comfort, and convenience that makes this journey a truly unforgettable experience.

  • Mayan Ruins of Tikal, Guatemala
  • Lima, Cusco & Machu Picchu or The North Coast, Peru
  • The Mysterious Moai of Easter Island, Chile
  • Stargazing, Ayers Rock & The Olgas, Australia
  • The Solar Eclipse & Great Barrier Reef or the Daintree Rain Forest, Australia
  • Borobudur & Yogyakarta, Island of Java, Indonesia
  • The Kingdome of Rajasthan, India
  • Wondrous Landscapes of Wadi Rum & The Lost City of Petra or The Dead Sea, Jordan
Taj Mahal, India

India, Sri Lanka & the Maldives

Discover the cultural and natural wonders of the great Indian subcontinent and the Indian Ocean.

Discover the cultural and natural wonders of the great Indian subcontinent and the Indian Ocean. Explore the treasures of the Mughal Empire; the awe-inspiring grace of Hinduism, Sikhism, and Buddhism; historic centers of commerce and culture; and breathtakingly beautiful deserts, tea hills, rivers, islands, and lakes. On this 20-day journey, discover the majestic lakeside palaces of Udaipur, arguably India’s most beautiful city. Marvel at the exquisitely carved Jain temple of Ranakpur, and the awe-inspiring grace of Hindu, Sikh, and Buddhist monuments co-existing within the famed Ellora Caves. Visit Jodhpur to experience the legendary elegance and opulence of the Rajputs. Spend a night in a deluxe tented camp under the stars in the Great Indian Desert. Behold the unparalleled beauty of the Taj Mahal. Travel to Hyderabad to see its unique combination of both ancient and high-tech worlds. Venture into the lush tea hills of Sri Lanka, and find idyllic beaches and coral reefs along the shores of the Maldives.

  • Rajasthani Treasures of Udaipur
  • Sacred Sculptures of the Ellora Caves
  • The Great Thar Desert & Legendary Opulence of Jodhpur
  • The Golden Temple & Sikh Pilgrimage in Amritsar
  • The Taj Mahal
  • Sacred Traditions of The Ganges River & Varanasi
  • Hyderabad, A High Tech City & Ancient Capital
  • Ancient Cities of Sri Lanka
  • The Maldives, A Beautiful Island Paradise

Cape Winelands Getaway

Trip Start/End:
South Africa (Cape Town) / South Africa (Cape Town)
Highlights:
South Africa (Franschhoek)
Duration:
3 days
Tour Type:
Extension
Travel Style:
Relaxation Our Relaxation trips offer a retreat from the daily grind and a chance to recharge. From luxurious beach destinations, exclusive spas to breathtaking vistas, our Relaxation trips re-invigorate the soul. The level of luxury can be adjusted up or down to suite your tastes, and the service and attention to detail is always seamless.
Epicurean Journeys
Price Range:
From $1023 pp to $1245 pp *
  • * USD per person, double occupancy. Prices subject to change. This tour is fully customizable.

“This is the perfect way to extend your trip in Cape Town”


Trip Description

Franschhoek is an historic residence in the centre of what many regard as the most charming and picturesque village in the Cape Winelands. Elegantly restored in the Cape Huguenot tradition and right in the heart of what has become the utopia for food and wine lovers in the Cape. Enjoy your time exploring this region with your private guide and driver.

Day 1: Cape Town – Franschhoek

Upon arrival into South Africa you will be met at the door of the plane and escorted through Customs and Immigration avoiding any queues. You will also receive all of your necessary documents for your trip which contains a detailed personalized itinerary, maps, restaurant suggestions, Top Tips for exploring each city or region and a 24 hour concierge service (for restaurant reservations, spa treatments, child minders, day tours etc).

You will be met this morning by your guide and set off for the Winelands, a delightful drive which winds its way through superb mountain ranges, vineyards and Cape Dutch homesteads. Our first stop is Stellenbosch, the second oldest town in South Africa, with canal lined avenues, and magnificent examples of Cape Dutch architecture where we enjoy our first wine tasting, coupled with a chocolate and dessert tasting. Onward over the scenic Helshoogte Pass, to Franschhoek, founded by French Huguenots over 350 years ago, and widely regarded as the culinary capital of South Africa. Its beautiful setting and café lined streets will charm you and a further wine tasting is included at one of the renowned estates here. Your journey will also take you to the town of Paarl, at the foot of a cluster of remarkable granite domes where we enjoy our final wine tasting before being dropped off in Franschhoek at La Fontaine Guesthouse for the night.

The serious business of fine dining at Le Quartier has been set apart and defined by The Tasting Room. Course after course of exquisitely presented culinary delights showcase chef Margot Janse and her team’s award-winning talent. You can indulge in a surprise – African inspired – or a five course choice menu. The menu can be enjoyed with a wine pairing (drinks not included).

Accommodation: The Franschhoek Country House

The Franschhoek is a historic residence in the centre of what many regard as the most picturesque village in the Cape Winelands.

Day 2: Franschhoek

Today your resident Winelands expert will join you for a full day exploration of the culinary delights of the Franschhoek Valley, including exceptional estates such as Haute Cabriere, Moreson, La Motte and Grande Provence. You will delight in cheese tasting in the 200 year old barn at La Grange Fromagerie, chocolate tasting at the Franschhoek Chocolate factory and lunch which has been booked for you at either La Petite Ferme or Grande Provence, depending on your preference. Take time to explore the town by foot as the boutiques and art are exceptional. You will return to your auberge late this afternoon.

Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.

Set on the original site of Franschhoek’s first parfumerie, today it’s the heavenly scent of chef Adrian Buchanans cooking that inspires at the Monneaux Restaurant, a Cape culinary classic. Even by the food & wine capital of the country’s high standards, Monneaux is an extra-ordinary success, having been in the country’s Top 100 list for six years consecutively, on the Top 10 list for two years and winning the American Express Platinum Award for fine dining.

Accommodation: The Franschhoek Country House

Day 3: Cape Town

Private transfer between Cape Town and Franschhoek.

Accommodation: Depart

Depart from Cape Town international airport – end of itinerary.

  • What’s Included:

    • Guaranteed departure – Accommodation, Activities, Transfers, Meals, Fees where indicated as per the itinerary – Local and international traveler assistance during your tour – Specialised and personalised services
  • What’s not Included:

    • Tips – Laundry – Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages unless explicitly noted – Optional activities/extras – Visas (unless noted) – Vacation insurance
Trip Terms & Conditions
  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $250). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure. We accept payment via credit card, certified check, wire transfer or money order.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of deposit. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to 100% of program price.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at http://www.horizon-co.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.