ONE year, 20 countries and a cool $340,000. That’s the latest offering by luxury travel agent Health and Fitness Travel who have put together an extravagant wellness holiday for those with some spare time and serious cash. Called “The Ultimate Luxury Around the World Wellness Trip”, the itinerary includes educational health consultations, fitness training, healing spa therapies and healthy nutrition.
From Australia to Brazil, the 12-month trip will feature a one-on-one kickboxing session with a British gold medallist in Ibiza, a Tai Chi class on the summit of Vietnam’s Marble Mountains, stand-up paddle boarding in Hawaii, hiking to the 700m summit of Gros Piton Mountain in St Lucia, paragliding in the Oman mountains, zip lining through the rainforests of Costa Rica, a helicopter ride over Australia’s Twelve Apostles and a private guide safari through South Africa.
The brochure says you will switch off from stress with yoga in India and heal your body with medical spa therapies in Spain, and enjoy the best in healthy cuisine, from a cleansing juice detox to macrobiotic cooking classes.
The trip is being marketed at honeymooners, burnt out 30+ executives, change seekers and “grey gappers” — the health conscious baby boomers looking to get the most out of life after retirement.
The 12-month round the world trip starts from a whopping $340,000 for business class flights and $305,000 for economy class flights. For those with fewer funds to spare there is also a six month version from $190,000 for business class and $162,000 for economy.
The recommended start date for the one year trip is March in Australia and for the six month trip it is February, however the tailor-made trip can be started from any of the destinations at any date.
ByCourtesy The Daily Telegraph