World Trip 2009-2010: Phantom Booking

I have done some early planning for our world trip in 2009-2010. My sister and Andrews mum Kara thought it would be a good idea to work out a plan now so we have some idea of cost (and see if this could be done), so I did a phantom booking as if we were going this year. The plan below has us leaving on Tuesday 27 November (at 23.59!!) and returning Wednesday 27 February at 9.30 so a 3 month trip.

1st Leg – Egypt

Duration: 15 Days

Tour: Highlights: Local guide and entry fee to Pyramids and The Sphinx – Egyptian museum – Citadel and excursion to Khan al-Khalili bazaar – Nubian village dinner – Felucca Sailing Trip (The Nile) – Kitchner Island – Karnak temple – Valley of The Kings and Medinat Habu – Mt. Sinai climb

2nd Leg – England

Duration: 13 days

Highlights Tower of London Big Ben Shakespeare’s Globe theatre Premier League Match Possible side trip to Paris, France

3rd Leg – USA (New York)

Duration: 9 days

Highlights: Time Square New Years Eve!!! New York Nicks (NBA) Statue of Liberty Empire State Building Central Park Broadway Show Comedy shows plus a possible side trip to Niagara Falls

4th Leg – South America (Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Brazil)

Duration: 47 days (1 day before tour, 45 day tour and 1 day after tour) Tour: Southern Cross (with GAP Adventures)

Highlights: – Day tour Nazca Cemetery and potters workshop – Guided tour of Colca Canyon (overnight) – Guided tour of the Sacred Valley – 4-day hike on the Inca Trail with local guide, cook and porters – Guided tour of Machu Picchu – Guided tour of Taquile and Uros Islands on Lake Titicaca – 3-day 4 wheel drive excursion to the Salar de Uyuni – 2-day wildlife excursion to the Pantana

So if Andrew was finished Year 12 this year and I actually had some money this is what we could do.

Now due to some of the flights (in LA for 5 hours, Santiago for 4 hours, 2 hours London) having access to a First Class lounge (or any lounge) would be ideal.  Anyway this is all subject to change but I think it is a good trip with great things to do from the Pyramids & the Nile, to London and New York, perhaps seeing Niagara, crossing the Inca Trail and finishing up in party town Rio!!!

While I’ll be repeating some things again I think they are worth a second visit and Andrew shouldn’t miss London & New York. Let me know what you think!

About Nathan

A World traveller who has so far experienced 71 countries in this amazing world.
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