Visit the National Mall and Tidal Basin, but stay in a Victorian mansion on a shady back street in Dupont Circle.
In a previous century, a sea voyage to this remote Pacific island would have secured your credentials in a private explorer’s club. Today, the MV Orion sails to inaccessible areas with butlers and a crack professional staff to escort you to beaches, coral atolls, rain forest and highland villages.
No place on earth displays nature’s puckish ways better than the Amazon River. The MV Aqua chugs upriver from Iquitos to visit the madcap menagerie. At Pacaya Samiria Reserve, point your camera and start clicking. Pink dolphins, manatees, tarmarins and scarlet macaws sense the adulation.