Around the world in 21 days

White Desert has launched a 21-day incentive experience, White Desert World.

Kokomo: Exploring on a seaplane
Kokomo: Exploring on a seaplane Photo Credit: White Desert

Luxury travel expert, White Desert, has launched a 21-day incentive experience, White Desert World. The tour starts at US$178,000 per person for a maximum of 50 pax, and the trip will take place from 10– 31 January 2024. White Desert World’s team will be travelling alongside the group and experienced local guides will be supporting on the ground in each destination. An Antarctic trip extension starts from US$32,000 per pax.

Known for its award-winning exploration of remote destinations, White Desert World will offer guests 10 iconic destinations, across seven continents. Sarting in Mexico City, incentive travellers will then travel to Colombia, Easter Island, Fiji, Borneo, India, Turkey, Namibia, South Africa and will finish the journey with White Desert’s signature trip to Antarctica. Guests can choose either White Desert Antarctica’s ‘Greatest Day’ trip into the 7th Continent where they will have a few hours on ice, or a chance to extend their stay for a further five days in Antarctica before flying back to Cape Town.

Guests will travel around the world in a unique Boeing 757-200 set up in a private configuration with 50 lie-flat seats. All air operations will use sustainable aviation fuel where possible and the White Desert World journey will be fully off-set. White Desert claims it has been carbon neutral since 2007 and is currently implementing a seagrass meadow planting project as part of its sustainability and conservation efforts.

Drawing on two decades of adventure travel, aviation and luxury hospitality expertise, co-founder and CEO of White Desert, Patrick Woodhead, said: “These countries have been chosen because they are unusual, many are hard to reach destinations and they all epitomise the height of adventure without sacrificing a luxurious experience.”

White Desert World aims to offer authentic, local experiences, and highlights include Caribbean cooking in Cartagena, a graffiti street art tour of Getsemani and a sailing trip to Club de Pesca for a night of rum, chocolate and salsa music. Included also are food and drink offerings, street parties and local traditions, off-the-beaten track city tours, market visits, and collaborations with artisans and musicians.