Multi-Day Tour | Independent, Private

China's Magnificent Mountaintops by Private Jet (11 days)

Remote Lands, Inc

Beijing, China To Beijing, China

Valid for Departures Now Through: 18 Mar 2019

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Zhangjiajie, China
Beijing, China
Pullman Zhangjiajie Dinner

This morning, board your private jet for a flight from Beijing to Changbaishan, in China’s northeastern Jilin province. Here, you will enjoy a full day at Tianchi Lake, also known as Heaven Lake, and the nearby waterfall. The lake is not only a beautiful location, but it is interesting because China’s border with North Korea crosses through the middle. Admire the crater lake that rests in the caldera of Baekdu Mountain, the highest mountain on the Korean Peninsula, and glance into North Korea, the world’s most reclusive nation. You’re only pausing in picturesque Changbaishan for the day; this evening you will fly on to Zhangjiajie. After a busy day covering quite a large bit of China, check in to the Pullman Zhangjiajie to rest up for the days ahead.

Day 2
Wulingyuan, China
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Visit the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hike among the 3,000 stunning pillar-like formations that tower throughout the park. Take an elevator up the Huangshi Fort and marvel at your bird’s-eye view of the park. Hike a mountain path to soak up the lush foliage and follow the Jinbian Brook from north to south to wind across the mountains and valleys. This evening, retire to your hotel after an active day.

Day 3
Wulingyuan, China
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

You have another full day to explore wondrous Wulingyuan. There are stone age relics in Zhangjiajie worth checking out before going to see the Lishui River and the Suoxi Valley in the national park. The Suoxi Valley has been used as the setting for many films. Enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch on the riverbanks, and take in the stunning natural scenery and peacefulness that surrounds.

Day 4
Jiuzhaigou, China
Jiuzhaigou Grand Hotel Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Board your jet this morning and set off for Jiuzhaigou Airport in Sichuan province. Your destination today is the Jiuzhaigou Valley nature reserve and scenic park. This is a beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site, right on the edge of the Tibetan Plateau in Sichuan Province. There’s diverse plant life and wildlife in the area. Check in to the Jiuzhaigou Grand Hotel to relax and rest.

Day 5
Jiuzhaigou, China
Jiuzhaigou Grand Hotel Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Spend the day exploring the park. The most famous attractions are its various glacial lakes. Observe the unique traits of each lake, some with brightly-colored water, others with water that’s more translucent, and even some mirror-lakes. Wander through dense pine forests and find rushing waterfalls. Marvel at the incredible peaks surrounding you.

Day 6
Lijiang, China
Banyan Tree Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Catch an incredible aerial view of the national park as you depart on your private jet. Fly to Lijiang, a town at the base of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. The tallest peak in the nearby mountain range is Shanzidou, which has been summited only once. Check into the Banyan Tree for the night.

Day 7
Lijiang, China
Banyan Tree Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Explore the darling town of Lijiang, filled with canals, winding cobblestone alleys and old-world wooden structures. Visit the Baisha Village, home to the Naxi people from 658 AD to 1107 AD. This was once a major center for silk weaving, and an important stop along the Silk Road. The palace is a must-see.

Day 8
Shangri-La, China
Songtsam Hotel Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drive to the world-famous Shangri-La. The city name alone is synonymous with luxury. Take a stroll in Tiger Leaping Gorge, and visit the old town named after James Hilton’s novel Lost Horizon. Although the town received an influx of tourists after they renamed it from Zhongdian to Shangri- La, it has managed to preserve its unique architecture and heritage. Sleep in style at Songtsam Hotel.

Day 9
Zhangye, China
Hua Chen International Hotel Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Step aboard your private jet and fly off to Jiayuguan. From here, you’ll transfer to a car, which will whisk you away to Zhangye Danxia - home to an incredible collection of colorful geological landforms. This was one of the first stops on the ancient Silk Road. Stay overnight at the simple, comfortable Hua Chen International Hotel.

Day 10
Zhangye, China
Hua Chen International Hotel Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Spend the day exploring the cliffs of Zhangye Danxia. The cliffs’ hues range from stunning cobalt blues to bright crimson reds, and date back over six million years. The area is known for being difficult to reach, making it a rare site to see. Enjoy the tranquility of being one of the few visitors today. Return to the Hua Chen International Hotel.

Day 11
Beijing, China
None Breakfast

Take a last look at Zhangye Danxia’s stunning cliff formations as you drive to Jiayuguan. Here, your private jet is waiting to take you to Beijing. From Beijing, you may choose to either extend your stay, or begin your journey home.

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VIP Arrival

The following VIP services are complimentary for all Virtuoso guests upon arrival at participating airports.

  • Meet and greet as you disembark the aircraft
  • Luggage assistance
  • Escort through immigration and customs formalities
  • Escort to your private guide

Further services may be available, contingent upon individual airport regulations. Please enquire for further details.

Tour Features

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Description

Fly throughout China on your own private jet as you explore the extreme terrain that helps to make up the country's rugged-yet-stunning mountainscapes. You will see some of the most beautiful - and least visited - natural sites in the world. Journey from one national park to another, visiting ancient ruins along the way. You will cover plenty of ground in this 11-day itinerary as you travel from Beijing to Changbaishan, Zhangjiajie, Guilin, Jiuzhaigou, Lijiang, Shangri-La and Zhangye Danxia, on a journey that will both inspire and humble.


Why travel by private jet?


Travel in style and ultimate comfort when you set out in a private jet. Long lines at customs, unending waits in terminals and stressing over lost luggage will not be a part of your vacation when you travel by private jet. This is the quickest, most convenient, and most luxurious way to travel. Spend more time in the places you want to see, instead of in the airport.


Highlights


  • Visit Wulingyuan's stunning and uniquely rigid landscape, used as inspiration for the blockbuster hit Avatar

  • Stroll the streets of Shangri-La that inspired James Hilton’s famous novel

  • View the incredible and colorful geological cliff formations in Zhangye Danxia

  • Explore the beautiful, vibrant glacial lakes in Jiuzhaigou

About Us

Remote Lands is the world’s foremost ultra-luxe bespoke travel designer focused exclusively on Asia. We provide the very finest that Asia has to offer, from pool villas and private jets to unique experiences within far-flung cultures off the beaten path. Our attention to detail, personalized service, creativity and deep knowledge of Asia set us apart.

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Refund Policy
  • Fully refundable, less a 15% of total trip price cancellation fee, if cancelled 91 days or more before departure, subject to the refund policies of each hotel, airline and other vendor
  • 50% of total trip price refundable if cancelled 30-90 days before departure, subject to the refund policies of each hotel, airline and other vendor
  • No refund less than 30 days before departure

  • Please note that some vendors have onerous cancellation policies with substantial penalties for changes where funds paid are non-refundable


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