The dawn of a new year, and a new decade, sparks dreams of bigger things: exploring new places, uncovering hidden gems, forging deeper connections and achieving greater understanding. Inspired by the limitless curiosity and imagination of its guests, Four Seasons invites travellers to explore a remarkable collection of original activities and excursions available exclusively from the world’s leading luxury hospitality company. 

“We’ve always believed in the power of one-of-a-kind experiences and the need to innovate for discerning travellers across generations.  We know that Four Seasons guests have a desire for meaningful connections with loved ones, new places and cultures, and this ever-evolving offering of authentic Four Seasons experiences provides that special opportunity,” says Christian Clerc, President, Global Operations, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. 

These experiences range from bespoke tours of otherwise inaccessible locations to opportunities to meet and learn from local artists and artisans, once-in-a-lifetime journeys and unique ways to see the world’s greatest wonders.  This incredible suite of experiences continues to expand as Four Seasons works closely with local partners to craft and curate authentic journeys for the world’s most adventurous travellers.

Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo

Accompany environmental scientists on a land and sea adventures, lending hands-on-help toward their efforts to study and protect exotic and endangered wildlife in micro-climates filled with rare species that few people ever get to see up close in this two-day experience. From the underwater depths of the Golfo Dulce to the sprawling tropical forests along Guanacaste’s wild volcanic mountain range, Costa Rica is home to a variety of micro-climates filled with rare species that few people ever get to see up close. Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo gives you that opportunity with an immersive two-day adventure through land and sea.

The first day begins with a private flight above the Pacific coastline, revealing a bird’s-eye view of dense forests, volcanic rock formations more than 65 million years old, and Central America’s massive mangrove canal system. Upon arrival at the unspoiled Golfo Dulce—home to Pacific green sea turtles, humpback whales, and spotted and bottlenose dolphins—board a yacht to spend the day studying the life and habitat of hammerhead sharks. Led by marine biologists and conservationists Andrés Lopez and Illena Zanella, you’ll help monitor adolescent sharks and learn how to document their activities through the non-profit organization Misión Tiburón. You will have the option to “adopt” and name a shark and receive reports on its travels and growth over its lifespan.

The next day, after a good night’s sleep at the Resort, go deep into the rainforest to play a vital role in butterfly species documentation. After a 35-minute scenic flight along Guanacaste’s volcanic mountain range, you’ll land at Quebrada Grande and head to nearby Santa Rosa to meet Kyoto Prize laureate and celebrated tropical biologist Dr. Daniel Janzen in his lab—home to one of the world’s largest collections of tropical butterflies. Dr. Janzen and his team of specialists will lead you through dense forests, where you will help with photographic documentation and the collection of caterpillar specimens. Discuss your findings over dinner with Dr. Janzen and then accompany him on a moonlit trek into the forest to seek out other rare butterflies and meet more researchers before returning to the Resort.

Four Seasons Hotel Firenze

Wander through the Hotel’s expansive private gardens, with statues, fountains and 15th century Ionic temple, then lift off in a private hot-air balloon from the gardens – the only balloon launching point in central Florence. At Four Seasons Hotel Firenzeinvite a loved one to wander with you through the Hotel’s expansive private gardens, with statues, fountains and an Ionic temple dating back to the 15th century. Admire these features at eye level as you walk the groundsand then from above as you lift off in a private hot-air balloon from the gardens the only balloon launching point in central Florence.

Up in the Florentine air with a glass of Champagne in hand, you’ll float over the Duomo, the Uffizi Gallery, the Palazzo Pitti, the Piazza della Signoria and the Ponte Vecchio. As the wind gently carries you southwards over Tuscany’s famous Chianti region, you’ll be treated to unparalleled views of vineyards, olive groves, picturesque hills and small villages perched on the hillsides. Once you’ve landed in the Tuscan countryside, you will be greeted by the Hotel’s staff, who have prepared your exclusive, customized picnic created by Michelin-starred Chef Vito Mollica. Savour local artisanal cheeses, salads, sandwiches and cakes, and raise a Prosecco toast or two. Afterwards, return to the Hotel in a private car. 

Four Seasons Hotel Beverly Wilshire

With sweeping views of the Hollywood Hills and added sparkle from the night sky, this one-of-a-kind urban “glamping” experience is anything but typical. With sweeping views of the Hollywood Hills and added sparkle from the night sky, this one-of-a-kind urban “glamping” experience at Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel is anything but typical. Climb the Hotel’s original wrought-iron and marble staircase to the hidden entrance of the legendary Veranda Suite, where the entire 10th floor becomes your personal playground. Set high above Rodeo Drive, your private 2,140-square-foot terrace becomes the setting of your own outdoor adventure – with an elegant Beverly Hills twist.

Waiting for you on the lush terrace is a luxurious 10-foot-tall tent for two, illuminated by a crystal chandelier and marble lamps. Outfitted with a queen-size Four Seasons bed, antique nightstands and fur rugs, it’s a setting so grand and romantic that you’ll forget you’re in the heart of Los Angeles and not on an intimate safari. Gather around the terrace’s gas fireplace and sip a specialty cocktail like a Flaming Sorbet – made with smoked amaretto sorbet and whisky or bourbon – while a Four Seasons chef prepares a custom eight-course tasting menu featuring seasonal ingredients like special reserve Ossetra caviar and Japanese Mishima ultra Wagyu beef. End your al fresco meal with indulgent s’mores, made with 24-karat gold. Paired with a vintage champagne flight, it’s the perfect decadent dessert. With room for eight at the dining table, you’re free to invite close friends to share the evening, or make it an unforgettable night under the stars for two.

Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire

Arrive at Highclere Castle via chauffeur-driven vintage Rolls-Royce, where guests will be transported to a bygone era as the eighth Countess of Carnarvon personally reveal insights on her life and that of her predecessors. As a guest of Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire, you’ll depart in a chauffeur-driven vintage Rolls-Royce and arrive at Highclere Castle, where you’ll soon be transported to a bygone era. Your destination is home to the eighth Countess of Carnarvon, who will reveal insights on her life and that of her predecessors. During your exclusive tour, you’ll encounter centuries-old works of art, architecture and interior design, along with antiques and a permanent Egyptian exhibit celebrating the fifth Earl of Carnarvon’s discovery of King Tutankhamen’s tomb. Afterward, explore the gardens and woodlands with Highclere’s head gardener before indulging a decadent afternoon tea served in one of the castle’s State Rooms.

Return to the Hotel for your very own state banquet in your Royal Suite’s dining room, and enjoy a four-course dinner by Executive Chef Paolo Bellini, using original Highclere recipes and the finest local ingredients – giving you a true taste of what it was like to dine during the Golden Age setting of Downton Abbey.

Four Seasons Resort Marrakech

Visit the legendary designer’s private home to see how Marrakech influenced his life and work – and then sit down to a dinner inspired by his Moroccan motifs. “Before Marrakech, everything was black,” Yves Saint Laurent once said. “This city taught me colour, and I embraced its light, its insolent mixes and ardent inventions.” In a private tour of Villa Oasis, the Moroccan second home Saint Laurent shared with Pierre Bergé, you’ll see the books, paintings, objets d’art and decor that the designer carefully chose to surround him while he worked. You’ll continue through the Majorelle Garden, filled with rare plants and dotted with structures painted in the vivid blues and yellows beloved by the home’s original owner, French painter Jacques Majorelle, and Saint Laurent himself.

Afterward, step into the Musée Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech for a private guided tour. Behind its terracotta façade, the museum’s contemporary interior houses a rotating collection of 200 haute couture pieces from Saint Laurent’s archives, along with thousands of books about the designer, fashion and Arab-Andalusian culture. Return to the Resort for a sur mesure (“tailor-made”) menu based on the colours, textures and shapes that influenced Saint Laurent’s designs during his time in Marrakech, Paris and Algeria, where he was born. Prepared by Executive Chef Thierry Papillier, the personalized dinner is accompanied by a curated selection of Moroccan wines.

Four Seasons Hotels in Bogota

Hidden high in the emerald forests of Colombia’s Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountains sits Mulkuakungui Village, home to the Kogi, an indigenous community whose rich culture and traditions have remained unchanged for centuries. The Kogi consider themselves to be the guardians of the earth, living in harmony with their environment in a lush region that they call “the heart of the world.” Departing from either Four Seasons Hotel Bogotá or Four Seasons Hotel Casa Medina Bogotá, begin your experience with a 45-minute private jet trip to Santa Marta. Upon arrival, a helicopter will be waiting for you to start the 45-minute ride between the snow-capped peaks of the Sierra Nevada range, soaring over the imposing platforms and circular terraces of Ciudad Perdida – the Lost City – built by the Tayrona people around AD 800. Upon arrival in the mud-and-thatch Mulkuakungui Village, you’ll spend an hour with the Kogi as you get to know their customs, rituals and lifestyle. Each guest will receive a traditional handwoven fique backpack before departing.

Boarding the helicopter again, you will head north over Tayrona National Natural Park, the outfall of the Don Diego River into the Caribbean Sea and the glistening waters of Cinto Bay on your short flight to the coastal city of Santa Marta. Landing at Mirador de la Reserva Natural, you’ll have four blissful hours to explore the reserve’s dramatic landscape before returning to the private jet that will take you back to the Hotel in Bogotá.

Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru

Glide through massive shoals of colourful fish, above coral formations, and alongside dolphins, turtles, sharks and rays in the world’s first DeepFlight Super Falcon 3S, a three-person submarine. When submerged, the dome of your personal cockpit seems to disappear into the water, immersing you in a 360-degree experience of one of the richest ecosystems on Earth: the Maldives’ only UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. You’ll be among the first in the world to be acquainted with the subaquatic life of the Baa Atoll via this new and environmentally respectful technology, which is making its global premiere exclusively at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru.

The voyage begins with a short speedboat trip from the Resort’s beach to a sea-based launch area that grants prime access to mid-ocean dive sites. After a quick briefing on submarine science and safety, you and your fellow passenger descend 120 feet (37 metres) below the surface with an experienced pilot who provides real-time commentary on the fascinating ocean crags and creatures spotted along the way. You’ll come away from the hour-long experience awed, educated and – thanks to a pressurized cabin that eliminates the need to dry off or equalize – ready to head back to the Resort for your next adventure.

Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh

Beyond glittering Riyadh, the Arabian Desert holds centuries of legends – Bedouin tales of flowing rivers and ancient cities buried beneath the sands – and now guests can enjoy VIP access to the desert’s magnificent natural wonder, the Edge of the World. Beyond glittering Riyadh, the Arabian Desert holds centuries of legends: Bedouin tales of flowing rivers and ancient cities buried beneath the sands. Now, thanks to an exclusive experience created by Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh at Kingdom Centre, you can enjoy VIP access to the desert’s magnificent natural wonder, the Edge of the World.

During this full-day adventure, you’ll accompany an expert guide by Cadillac Escalade to the historic city of Ad’Diriyah, once the seat of the Saudi royal family and home to a UNESCO World Heritage site. After admiring the 15th-century adobe architecture and touring the colourful market centre of Al Bujairy, you’ll continue to the main attraction, the towering sandstone escarpment known as the Edge of the World. An authority on this dramatic landmark, and the canyons and plains beyond, your guide will point out little-known scenic vistas and explain the geological formations. Meanwhile, a Four Seasons culinary team will prepare a gourmet lunch of traditional Saudi cuisine, customized for you by Chef Ahmed Fawzy and presented atop the breathtaking cliffs. Spend the rest of the afternoon photographing the canyons below, resting in the shade of your own Bedouin tent or flying high above it all in a microlight aircraft. As the sun begins to set, you’ll descend into a valley dotted with acacia trees and watch the landscape change colour before your eyes.

Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris

En route to his garden in Versailles, the conversation with Chef Simone Zanoni of the Hotel’s Michelin-starred Le George restaurant lays the foundation for a half-day focused on sustainability. Your destination in Versailles is the Domaine de Madame Élisabeth, a stone’s throw from the Palace of Versailles and a gift from Louis XVI to his younger sister. Today the Domaine is dedicated to nature, the arts and culture, and it contains agricultural research and training facilities. Within its vast green space is Le George’s kitchen garden, spanning nearly 1,800 square metres. Fertilized with compost created from the restaurant’s food scraps, the garden supplies an abundance of organic produce for Zanoni’s menu.

Managed by the chef, his team and a “Green Brigade” of 20 individuals returning to work under the supervision of Domaine landscaper Mickaël Duval, the kitchen garden addresses issues of food waste and local sourcing and embodies Le George’s core concept of sharing at the table. With Zanoni’s expert guidance, you’ll select seasonal fruits, vegetables and herbs from the garden, and then – back in the kitchen at Le George – he’ll teach you the Italian cooking techniques he learned from his grandmother, transforming your harvest into a delightful dinner.

As a memento of this bespoke, immersive experience, you’ll receive a copy of Mon Italie, a collection of the chef’s Mediterranean recipes that you can share around your own table back home. In January 2020, Chef Simone Zanoni has been recognized by the Michelin Guide in the prestigious Sustainable Gastronomy category. This recognition highlights Le George’s green efforts and commitment to environmentally friendly practices, placing Simone Zanoni at the forefront of the sustainability movement.

Four Seasons Resort Maui

Join Yeshua Goodman, owner of Kiawe Outdoor and an advanced sommelier at Spago Maui, on a next-level Maui tour of tastes and tales. Goodman has partnered exclusively with Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea to create a Fire & Wine experience set on an estate that dates back to the rule of King Kamehameha III. Your journey begins with a helicopter flight that departs from Wailea Golf Club and follows the dramatic topography of Maui – waterfalls, rainforests, Mount Haleakala and the rugged North Shore coastline – to the village of Haiku, off the beaten path on the island’s North Shore. Your destination: the enchanting grounds of Haiku House, a former sugar cane plantation that’s now a 20-acre expanse of botanical history where you can stroll. Here, an expert from the Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum will lead you on a private tour, offered only to Four Seasons guests, regaling you with stories passed down through the estate’s line of locally renowned and influential owners.

Step back into the here and now with a personalized multi-course meal that connects you to the elements. Goodman – a Maui local, fisherman, spear diver and hunter – locally sources the ingredients for your dinner, which he cooks over an open flame. Participate in the cooking yourself, if you like, before the fare comes out of the fire. You will already have chosen wine pairings in an interactive blind tasting led by Goodman.

Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui

Learn the art of Muay Thai kick-boxing with a professional fighter, enjoy a specialised spa treatment to soothe sore muscles, and watch a real match from VIP seats. Learn the art of Muay Thai kick-boxing with a professional fighter, take a specialized spa treatment to soothe sore muscles, and watch a real match from VIP seats.

Discover a lesser-known side of Thailand’s fascinating culture during a full-day immersion in the “Art of Eight Limbs.” Step into the training ring at Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui for a private lesson with a Muay Thai pro, who will tutor you in the basic moves and techniques of the traditional Thai sport or help you refine your skills. Afterwards, restore tired muscles with the Spa’s Muay Thai Recovery treatment, which includes a stimulating Thai herbal steam, a soothing cool-water leg massage, and a full-body massage with black pepper, clove and ylang-ylang essential oils. You’ll be refreshed and ready to join your pro in VIP seats at the Chaweng Boxing Stadium, where you can see the skills you’ve learned put into practice right before your eyes.

Four Seasons Hotel Megève

A helicopter ski safari by Four Seasons will fully immerse guests in the beauty and wonder of the French and Italian Alps, from the big snowy bowl of Flaine to the high-altitude glaciers of Val d’Isère. Prepare to explore your choice of the enormous variety of ski terrains in the French and Italian Alps. A helicopter ski safari by Four Seasons will fully immerse you in the beauty and wonder of the region, from the big snowy bowl of Flaine to the high-altitude glaciers of Val d’Isère.

Each day, the Hotel’s Concierge shares with you where to find the best slopes and snow conditions. Once you decide on your destinations, a luxury car will pick you up at the Hotel and take you five minutes down the road to board a private helicopter. From there, the entire region is within easy reach. Soar over jagged, snow-covered peaks and marvel at expansive aerial views of Mont Blanc as you make your way to your mountain of choice. Want to test your endurance on the interconnected trails of Les Trois Vallées, the largest ski area in the world? Or perhaps the Italian slopes at Courmayeur, on the other side of the Mont Blanc massif, are calling your name. Depending on your chosen itinerary, break for lunch in a mountaintop restaurant or a refuge (a traditional mountain hut), or opt for a gourmet picnic assembled by the Hotel’s Michelin-starred Executive Chef Julien Gatillon, filled with the finest products from the Rothschild family’s farms. With dramatic views surrounding your every move, consider having the Hotel’s dedicated photographer accompany you on your Alpine adventure to document the unforgettable day.

Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan

Delve deeper into Bali’s serene beauty and tradition by spending a day in the life of a local farmer. Delve deeper into Bali’s serene beauty and tradition by spending a day in the life of a local farmer. Start your bucolic journey with a private guided walk from your luxury accommodations at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan through rice fields and jungle paths leading to the banks of the fast-flowing Ayung River. Stop for a picnic breakfast in a rice field pavilion, known as a bale, surrounded by lush greenery and shimmering water. After breakfast, help local farmers plant rice, then savour the water from a fresh coconut picked and cut just for you.

Next you’ll venture to the spa villa close to the banks of the river, where Four Seasons Spa therapists will be waiting to guide you through a traditional bathing ritual. During this one-of-a-kind treatment, you’ll experience the river’s cleansing properties with an invigorating river-stone scrub followed by a soothing Balinese massage. Linger by the river for an authentic farmer’s lunch of nasi campur. Simple, authentic, beautiful – a true Balinese experience you’ll remember for a lifetime.

Founded in 1960, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is dedicated to perfecting the travel experience through continual innovation and the highest standards of hospitality. Currently operating 116 hotels and resorts and 44 residential properties in major city centres and resort destinations in 47 countries, and with more than 50 projects under planning or development, Four Seasons consistently ranks among the world’s best hotels and most prestigious brands in reader polls, traveller reviews and industry awards.

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