Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Most Luxurious Trip in the World is a Mongol Hunting Expedition

A vacation opportunity billed as 'The Most Luxurious Trip in the World' is being promoted by a travel company called Urbane Nomads. It would allow participants to recreate the grand hunting expeditions of Kubilai Khan, the grandson of Genghis Khan who conquered China and established the Yuan Dynasty in 1271.

The trip is touted as a once-in-a-lifetime experience, which involves travelling through the western part of Mongolia to experience horseback riding and eagle hunting. Guests will be accompanied by a private chef, a private butler, and a spa therapist.

The cost of the trip starts at $2 million US.

The comedy news show the Colbert Report poked fun at this trip on their August 19th episode. You can watch the clip below (the segment starts about one minute into this video):

More information on Urbane Nomads can be found on: