Urbane Nomads Offers A Kublai Khan Experience
Luxury travel purveyors, Urbane Nomads has given us a peek at their next trip. The company is currently working on a trip that combines the themes of equestrian adventure, falconry and hunting to be launched at an exhibition in Abu Dhabi in late September. The trip, billed as "The Most Luxurious Trip In The World" will attempt to capture the spirit of the lavish hunting expeditions of Kublai Khan.
The trip involves traveling through the western part of Mongolia to experience the exciting experience of horseback falconry. Guests will be led by an award-winning filmmaker familiar with the area, locals and the eagle hunters of Bayan Olgii in Western Mongolia. As guests try their hand at eagle hunting their portrait will be immortalized through an oil painting by a famous painter and falconer whose patrons include Sheikh Suroor bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, the first president of the UAE and the HM Queen Elizabeth as well as many other members of the gulf royalty.
The trip then heads to Northern Mongolia, on a horseback riding expedition where they will be guided by academic researchers actively involved in the study and conservation of the Mongolian reindeer. Travel will be by private jet and with the accompaniment of a private chef, a private butler. Guests will be accommodated in luxurious, movable private gers (yurts) outfitted in a luxurious style.
It all begins in Beijing where the guests will stay in the presidential suite of the Park Hyatt Beijing as well as a private villa designed by Kengo Kuma close to the Great Wall of China. Costs for the trip starts from $2 million. If Mongolia doesn't suit your fancy, tell Urbane Nomads your most outlandish travel fantasy. If you've got the money, they can likely make it happen.