Plan Your Dream Vacation With These Insane Luxury Excursions

man wrapped in blanket overlooking body of water
man wrapped in blanket overlooking body of water

If you’re someone for whom money is no issue then your luxury travels might tend to be extravagant and over-the-top. Perhaps what you seek the most are unique excursions that go far beyond your everyday, run-of-the-mill travel experiences. Here are four exclusive luxury excursions that will leave you in awe of the world’s wonders.

Diamond Diving in South Africa

beach shoreline in Cape Town South Africa
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Yes, you can embark on your very own diamond safari and dive for diamonds. The Ellerman House in Cape Town has teamed up with Benguela Diamonds to create this one-of-a-kind experience, the first and only like it. A private charter flight will whisk you away to South Africa’s west coast. Here, you can dive beneath the waves to uncover precious gemstones such as garnets and diamonds, although you’ll need to be a certified diver. After the dive, enjoy a private lunch on a villa terrace before selecting your gemstone and toasting your discovery with vintage Dom Perignon.

Helicopter Ride Over Monte Carlo

aerial view of marina in Monte Carlo
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Monte Carlo epitomizes European glamour and opulence. However, very few people get to see it from an aerial perspective. Climb aboard a helicopter for a private ride offering the rare opportunity to marvel at the French Riviera from above. You’ll enjoy bird’s eye views of its stunning beaches, architecture, and the famed Monte Carlo casino. Opt for a sunset ride to witness the city’s transformation from day to night. When it’s over, immerse yourself in the lavish lifestyle of the rich and famous and perhaps try your luck at the casino.

Exploring the Icy Wonderland of Antarctica

lake in Antarctica
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Antarctica has become an increasingly popular destination for adventurous travelers. Don your finest designer winter gear and enjoy a private luxury expedition across the tundra. There are various ways to experience the untouched beauty of this remote region. You might opt to follow in the footsteps of celebrities like Nina Dobrev and Lewis Hamilton by chartering a lavish yacht. Enjoy a personalized itinerary full of exciting activities like exploring caves, ice trekking, and abseiling. You might even spot animals such as penguins, seals, and whales.

Coral Exploration Via Submarine in Fiji

marine life swimming in the ocean
Photo credit: Hiroko Yoshii

Fiji has a reputation for being stunningly gorgeous and having a vibrant coral reef system full of sea life. You can witness this beauty up close and personal without even getting wet. The adventure takes place on a DeepFlight Super Falcon submarine at the uber-luxe Laucala Island resort. The submarine can accommodate you and one guest. Once submerged in the ocean, you’ll see rays, turtles, sharks, and countless species of fish in their natural habitat in what is sure to be an unforgettable luxury excursion.