It could be bungee jumping off the Grand Canyon, going on a golf vacation with members of the PGA, or being strapped to a platform 10,000 feet above the ground and having James Beard himself serve you, a good trip for the super wealthy is all about unique experiences.
Whether it is extremely adventurous, excessively senseless, or majestically exclusive, this is how the ultra-high-net-worth crowd rolls. One-fifth of the superrich take at least one experiential vacation yearly that cost them about $100,000.And that $100,00 is just the cost of chartering a private jet.
That is the lifestyle of the 200,000 or so ultra-high-net-worth families that are worth $30 million or more. Douglas Gollan, editor-in-chief of Elite Travel, told Forbes about some of his readers’ vacations.
....Among the trips he says his readers have taken are Skydiving Nepal, a US$21,000 per person journey that includes a week-long trek to a base camp on Everest; trekking through Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest searching for Nkuringo gorillas (US$20,000 for a couple); visiting Churchill, Canada where during a 45 day span each year up to 1,000 polar bears become part of the town’s population (US$6,000 per person); and an expedition style program to Antarctica run by Abercrombie & Kent at US$42,000 per person.