For Grander Ambitions: Australia, Africa, Around the World, and More

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Australia's remote outback is best explored from the air, and with help from Air Safaris International, based in Toronto, U.S. pilots can get the full Aussie experience. Guided self-fly tours last 11 to 21 days, with stops at Ayers Rock, tropical beaches, offshore islands, and the Great Barrier Reef. Custom tours also can be designed. In southern Africa, Hanks Aero Adventures has been offering fly-yourself tours for 10 years. They can help you rent an airplane and get your local certification to fly. Hanks also offers escorted tours or ground support for your solo adventure. African Aero Safaris offers similar services. For the ultimate flying adventure, Air Journey also offers tours across the North Atlantic and around South America, to Europe and the Galapagos, and will launch its first-ever round-the-world flight in May 2008.

This 10-week fully escorted luxury tour will include stops in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.