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Executive Edge Art of Travel

Travel is back. The recovering world economy gave the travel industry a boost in 2012 and the trend is still going strong. The first annual issue of The Art of Travel reveals our picks for the best travel experiences this year. Every property and operator in this issue is exceptional. And with our global connections and Virtuoso membership, our clients always receive exclusive amenities, preferred rates and VIP treatment making travel time extraordinary. So cheers to 2013's globe trotting and our annual Best of the Best.

Speaking of The Best, Executive Edge has made the Finalists for 'Best Luxury Travel Agency' in Australia for Luxury Travel Magazine's 2013 Gold List. LTM's entire list will be unveiled in their Autumn issue on stands April 1st. Thank you to all our wonderful clients and suppliers who voted for us!

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The Yacht House Seven Skies

THE YACHT HOUSE

Best All-Inclusive Yacht Charter

Imagine your own yacht to navigate the seas with a professional staff catering to your every whim, 24/7. Total freedom to go anywhere, do anything and stay as long as you fancy. No crowds, no formality, no schedules - just utter relaxation and lifelong memories. The Yacht House will make this dream a reality arranging custom, all-inclusive holidays on exceptional private yachts. Sound decadent? A week on your own yacht can cost much less than you might expect. Explore the Greek Islands, Turkey's Turquoise Coast or the French Riviera. Sail the paradise atolls of the Indian Ocean, the dragon islands of Indonesia or island hop through the vibrant colours of the Caribbean. From sophisticated Sardinia, Monte Carlo and Venice to the relaxed Croatian coast, the choices are endless. The world is, quite literally, your oyster.


Turkey Coastal Exploration 9 nights for price of 7
(all-inclusive - taxes, port costs, gratuities, meals)

Greek Islands Discovery 9 nights for price of 7
(all-inclusive - taxes, port costs, gratuities, meals)

SEVEN SKIES

Best Monkey Spotting Adventure in Borneo

Nathan Wedding traded his environmental philosophy academic career to found a boutique luxury travel company called Seven Skies that focuses on active and experiential travel. The incomparable Nathan, who specialises in putting ordinary mortals into extraordinary places, handcrafts private bespoke explorations in select parts of Asia, Iceland, Portugal and Morocco for small groups - families, couples or friends travelling together. The best of local culture, wildlife, cuisine and accommodations define Seven Skies' private tours. On their Borneo Adventure, sea kayak, swim and snorkel at a marine park, then explore the virgin jungle of Gaya Island by foot spotting langurs and orangutans along the way. At night, expect pampering in 5-star luxury. Seven Skies Press

Private Borneo 10 day, 9 night Experience
from AUD 4,870 per person, twin share.
(minimum of 2 people, choose your departure date)

EDGE EXCLUSIVE - complimentary gourmet dinner for two at stunning over-water restaurant, Alu Alu.

Grand Hotel Tremezzo Galapagos

GRAND HOTEL TREMEZZO

Best Family Escape
on Lake Como

Built in 1910, the Grand Hotel Tremezzo remains a vintage symbol of Italian hospitality. Directly facing Bellagio and the Grigne mountains on Lake Como, this iconic hotel provides inviting 5-star comforts and a world of temptations and activities for families or couples. Stroll the extensive private gardens, indulge at 5 on-property restaurants, swim in 3 pools (one floating on Lake Como, one indoor infinity and one immersed in the gardens) or relax at the T-Spa. What makes the hotel special for families is that children can have experiences with their parents that combine education with unique emotions like visiting a historical villa during a private Venetian period boat cruise.

Exclusive 2 night Family Package Offer
March 1 - November 10, 2013 amenities including boat tour and USD 100 spa credit.

NATURAL HABITAT

Best Hiking & Kayaking Journey in the Galapagos

Leaders in responsible adventure travel and ecotourism for small group tours of nature lovers, Natural Habitat offers the world's greatest nature and wildlife voyages. From their renowned polar bear tours in Churchill to their immersing Galapagos tours and cruises, from Alaska grizzly bear adventures to expeditions from Antarctica to Zambia, Natural Habitat's professional guides expose the globe's most mesmerizing nature sites up close and personal.

11 day Galapagos Hiking & Kayaking Adventure
from USD 4,695. Paddle and hike in places unimaginable with exclusive access via a rare kayaking permit.

EDGE EXCLUSIVE OFFER - Each Edge client receives a NHA carry all-day pack for 2013 bookings.

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Delfin Cruises Chedi Muscat

DELFIN CRUISES

Best Authentic Experience
Cruising the Amazon

Our 'Best of the Best' cover photo of an elegant Delfin vessel deep in the Peruvian Upper Amazon is complete with a rainbow highlighting the adventure. Pioneers of boutique cruising in Peru's Pacaya Samiria Reserve, Delfin Cruises take guests on 4 to 5 day expeditions of pure jungle authenticity. Engage in two to three activities per day aboard Deflin I and Delfin II. Deliver an anaconda to a local village for trade, canoe through flooded lagoons with Howler monkeys reaching for you, swim amongst pink river dolphins, bird watch until your heart's content, then dine under a canopy of stars as you float peacefully along in your luxurious houseboat.

Delfin I & Delfin II

5 days/4 nights Amazon cruise OR

4 days/3 nights Amazon cruise

EDGE EXCLUSIVE - Champagne sunset boat ride on the Amazon. (subject to weather & itinerary)

DREAM ESCAPES

Best Private Golf Tour
in Scotland

Elite Traveller magazine declares outfitter Dream Escapes the absolute authority on Scottish luxury. Creating the ultimate tailor-made journeys to Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales, Dream Escape is renowned for flawlessly planning every aspect of each trip and providing privileged access. Working alongside exceptional contacts including the best partners, curators, guides and chauffeurs, Dream Escape ensures that doors are opened and surprising discoveries become lifelong memories. There is no other operator who provides the insider golfing experience illustrated in this sample itinerary 'Footsteps of Golfing Legends.' Play the Championship British Open collection in Scotland Muirfield, the Old Course, St. Andrews, Carnoustie, Royal Troon and Turnberry - even the PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles, hosting the Ryder Cup in 2014.

7 day Footsteps of Golfing Legends

Special Offer AFTERNOON TEA at Greywalls

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HOTEL CARUSO, ORIENT-EXPRESS

Best Infinity Pool on the Amalfi Coast

"Closer to the sky than the shore," Hotel Caruso sits atop the highest peak of Ravello, Italy - a former 11th century palace majestically reigning over the Amalfi Coast with a 360 degree panoramic view. This stunning Orient-Express property seems to drift on a balcony hovering above the Mediterranean Sea. Stroll through its immaculately manicured terraced gardens, relax at the handsome portico bar and lovingly preserved 18th-century drawing room, or lounge beside the spellbinding heated infinity pool. More? Take a boat trip to Positano or discover Roman Pompeii. Hotel Caruso even offers a 2-hour boat excursion every morning exclusively for its guests to enjoy the Mediterranean coast from the water. Wherever you turn, both inside the hotel and out, a world of heritage, culture and beauty awaits.

Sensory Journey - 3 night sea view package includes EURO 300 spa credit

PLUS BELLINI CLUB benefits including room upgrade upon arrival (if available), full American breakfast daily and USD 100 resort credit.

Trails of Indochina

 

TRAILS OF INDOCHINA

Best Custom Tours in Vietnam

Trails of Indochina was founded on the premise that authentic travel experiences are defined by connection with people from other cultures. Trails of Indochina is recognised as the pioneer and leader in designing luxury travel within South East Asia showcasing innovative itineraries and highly personalised experiences in the destinations of Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Bali, Myanmar and China. Each itinerary is bespoke and tailored to individual tastes and interests. Rich in culture and breathtaking landscapes, the options are endless in South East Asia.

11 day/10 night Vietnam Special Offer
Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hoian, Saign itinerary from AUD 3423 per person twin share.

Vietnam sample itineraries

Vietnam special offers

Explore the Mekong Delta, discover Hoi An's local delicacies with a food expert, cruise Halong Bay, embark on philanthropic work in Vietnam, fly a kite over Hue Citadel, bike tour in central Vietnam visiting traditional family homes along the way...

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