Multi-Day Tour | Independent, Private

A Private Jet Journey Across Asia - China, Sri Lanka, Bhutan (18 days)

Remote Lands, Inc

Beijing, China To Tangalle, Sri Lanka

Valid for Departures Now Through: 12 Mar 2019

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Beijing, China
Aman Summer Palace Dinner

Arrive in Beijing and meet our local representative, who will escort you to your private vehicle for the transfer to Aman at Summer Palace. You'll enjoy a welcome reception with drinks and traditional Chinese music, before having free time to relax after your journey.In the evening, enjoy dinner at one of the hotel's fantastic restaurants.

Day 2
Beijing, China
Aman Summer Palace Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Arrive in Beijing and meet our local representative, who will escort you to your private vehicle for the transfer to Aman at Summer Palace. You'll enjoy a welcome reception with drinks and traditional Chinese music, before having free time to relax after your journey.In the evening, enjoy dinner at one of the hotel's fantastic restaurants.

Day 3
Beijing, China
Aman Summer Palace Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After another sumptuous Aman breakfast, head into the heart of Beijing for a full day in China's huge and historic capital. Begin with a wander around the city's focal point, Tiananmen Square, under the watchful eye of former ruler Mao Tse Tung, before entering one of Asia's real landmarks - the enormous Forbidden City, which boasts an incredible 9,999 rooms! Wrap up your journey into Chinese history with a visit to the National Museum, opened in 2011 and apparently the largest museum in the world. After lunch at Temple Restaurant, get a taste of contemporary Beijing as you visit the 789 art district, home to many of the city's hottest artists and designers. You'll also get to see two of the landmarks of the 2008 Olympics - the Bird's Nest stadium, and the Water Cube. In the evening, enjoy a farewell dinner at Aman with your fellow travellers.

Day 4
Hangzhou, China
Amanfayun Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After a final breakfast at Aman at Summer Palace, transfer to the airport for your private jet flight to Hangzhou. Enjoy lunch on board before landing in Hangzhou and being transferred to your next Aman property, Amanfayun. On arrival you'll be welcomed with a traditional tea ceremony performed by the resort's own tea master. You'll then have the rest of the day free to relax and enjoy the resort's facilities, as well as dining at one of Amanfayun's superb eateries.

Day 5
Hangzhou, China
Amanfayun Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

A very special start to the day as you enjoy a private breakfast cruise across Hangzhou's peaceful West Lake. You'll spend the rest of the day learning about Hangzhou's important role in tea cultivation. Begin by visiting Longjing Village where you'll meet local tea farmers and sample their produce, before moving on to the National Tea Museum, and taking a walk from Nine Creeks to Longjing, passing through a scenic valley flanked by hills of tea plantations. In the evening, Amanfayun will bid goodbye to you with a farewell dinner.

Day 6
Thimphu, Bhutan
Amankora Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast at Amanfayun, transfer to the airport for your private jet flight to the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan. Upon arrival at Paro Airport you'll be transferred to Amankora in Thimphu, Bhutan's capital. On arrival you'll be greeted with cocktails and a local art presentation, before spending the rest of the day at your leisure, with dinner taken in the resort's restaurant.

Day 7
Thimphu, Bhutan
Amankora Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast at Amankora, you'll have a busy day visiting the most important attractions of the Bhutanese capital. Visit the famous Astrology School, home to 100 astrologer-monks; the 400-year old Cheri Monastery; and the National Library, which houses over 10,000 ancient religious texts. After a fascinating day, relax over drinks and dinner at Amankora's Dining Room.

Day 8
Paro, Bhutan
Amankora Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, take the scenic drive from Thimphu to Paro, home to many of Bhutan's most treasured historic sites. On arrival at Amankora Paro, you'll enjoy welcome cocktails and a presentation of local art, as well as lunch in the resort's Dining Room. In the afternoon, visit the National Textile Museum where you'll learn about Bhutanese weaving; Thimphu Dzong, the seat of the country's government; the National Museum of Bhutan which houses priceless relics from the country's history; the sacred 7th century temple of Kyichu Lkakhang; and the iconic Drukgyel Dzong fortress before returning to Amankora for dinner.

Day 9
Paro, Bhutan
Amankora Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast at Amankora, head out to visit some of Paro's most fascinating historic sites. Begin by trekking up to Bhutan's most iconic site - the cliffside Tiger's Next monastery. You'll continue on to beautiful Paro Dzong, the local administrative seat as well as the home of over 350 monks. Then it's onto the National Museum of Bhutan which houses priceless relics from the country's history. Then you'll visit the sacred 7th century temple of Kyichu Lkakhang, before finishing your tour at the iconic Drukgyel Dzong fortress. (As the trek to Tiger's Nest is quite tiring, subsequent activities are entirely optional). You'll return to Drukgyel Dzong in the evening for a very special private dinner within the fortress walls.

Day 10
Alwar, India
Amanbagh Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast at Amankora, transfer to the airport for your private jet flight to Jaipur, India. On arrival, you'll be transferred to Alwar, home to your next Aman resort, Amanbagh, where you'll be greeted with cocktails and a local art presentation. In the evening, enjoy dinner at one of the resort's three restaurants.

Day 11
Alwar, India
Amanbagh Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast at Amanbagh. head to the fascinating ruined city of Bangarh, where your expert guide will give you an insight into its colourful history. You'll finish your visit with a yoga session. In the afternoon, it's time for the fun Cowdust Tour, a jeep trip through the local villages surrounding Amanbagh where you'll meet the villagers and their numerous animals! In the evening, enjoy a farewell dinner at Amanbagh.

Day 12
Ranthambore, India
Aman-i-Khas Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, depart Amanbagh for a road trip through northern India to Ranthambore National Park, where you'll be staying at the Aman-i-Khas luxury tented camp, just outside the Park itself. On arrival you'll have cocktails around the campfire, then you'll have time to relax and freshen up before enjoying evening dinner and live traditional music around the resort's pool.

Day 13
Ranthambore, India
Aman-i-Khas Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

An early start today as you embark on a Tiger Safari in Ranthambore National Park. Whilst you're not guaranteed a tiger sighting, Ranthambore is one of the best places in India to see them so keep a good lookout! You'll also have the chance to observe deer, antelope, gazelle and crocodiles, as well as various bird species. In the afternoon, try another type of safari - by camel! Your beast of burden will carry you to a nearby hilltop where you can see magnificent sunset views over Ranthambore. In the evening, Aman-i-Khas will arrange a very special bush dinner experience with live cooking and cultural performances.

Day 14
Galle, Sri Lanka
Amangalla Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast at Aman-i-Khas, say goodbye to Ranthambore and transfer to the airport for your private jet flight to Colombo, Sri Lanka. On arrival, you'll switch to a local seaplane and fly direct to the historic port of Galle, home to your next resort, Amangalla. Enjoy cocktails and local art on arrival, then relax before dinner in the Amangalla Dining Room.

Day 15
Galle, Sri Lanka
Amangalla Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, join your personal butler for a walking tour of Galle's historic Fort, established by Portuguese settlers over 600 years ago and expanded by the Dutch in the mid-17th century - it's still home to government offices and residents today. After your walk, take a relaxing 90-minute spa treatment at The Baths, Amangalla's well-appointed spa. In the evening, head to Amangalla's own rice paddy for a farewell roti dinner.

Day 16
Tangalle, Sri Lanka
Amanwella Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast at Amangalla, take the short drive along the southern coast to Tangalle, where you'll check into the stunning Geoffrey Bawa-designed beachfront Amanwella resort. You'll be welcomed with poolside cocktails and canapes and will have the rest of the day free to relax on the beach or by the pool. In the evening, enjoy dinner at Amanwella's Dining Room.

Day 17
Tangalle, Sri Lanka
Amanwella Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today is the last full day of your holiday, so after breakfast and yoga the choice is yours - either laze the day away on the beach, or head into Tangalle to explore the town. You can take a morning (or evening, if you prefer) nature walk through the jungle trails near Amanwella, where you might see monkeys, monitor lizards, hares, mongoose and various bird species. Alternatively, try an early morning visit to Tangalle's bustling market, where farmers and fishermen come to sell their produce. In the evening, round off an amazing holiday with a beach barbecue at Amanwella, with fire dancing and live traditional music.

Day 18
Tangalle, Sri Lanka
None Breakfast

After breakfast at Amanwella, transfer back to Colombo from where you can make the connection for your long haul flight back home, after an unforgettable journey across Asia.

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Description

Amanresorts and Remote Lands are excited to announce the launch of an exclusive private jet journey across Asia including China, Bhutan, India and Sri Lanka. Eighteen guests will fly on a private jet and stay at the eight Amanresorts in Beijing, Hangzhou, Thimpu, Paro, Rajasthan, Ranthambore, Galle and Tangalle.


From October 3 to 20 2015, guests will have the thrilling opportunity to walk along the Great Wall of China, visit off-limits areas of Beijing’s Forbidden City, float across China’s West Lake in stunning Hangzhou aboard a private cruise, marvel at the spectacular Tiger’s Nest in Bhutan, explore the Pink City of Jaipur, take a safari in search of the Royal Bengal Tiger, take a private tour of Galle’s ancient fort, and do absolutely nothing on Sri Lanka’s exquisite white-sand beaches.


Highlights


  • Private access to areas of Beijing's amazing Forbidden City which are usually off limits to visitors

  • Take a private cruise on Hangzhou's amazing West Lake

  • Hike up the spectacular Tiger's Nest monastery in Bhutan

  • Go tiger-spotting on safari in India's Ranthambore National Park

  • Enjoy a beach barbecue with fire dancing in Tangalle, Sri Lanka

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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Terms & Conditions

Payment Notes


  • Payment by wire transfer or by cheque; American Express, Visa and MasterCard also accepted.


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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By: Squash1


Reviewed on: 30 Jan 2013

excellent at making sure everything is taken care of...personal cell phone contact appreciated and very customized orientation...also very nice
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Reviewed on: 27 Nov 2013

Shangri La Rasa Ria Resort in Kota Kinabalu was fantastic as was the Kinabatangan River Resort. Raimie our guide was first-rate!
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Reviewed on: 20 Mar 2018

Remote Lands coordinated our trip and made the experience worry-free. All of our transfers and guides were on time, professional, kind and even went above and beyond when a couple of unexpected needs arose. Thank you!
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By: Cindi


Reviewed on: 29 Mar 2018

Wonderful experience! This was my daughter’s senior trip prior to going away to college and it was everything I’d hoped it would be. Great guide, driver, travel agent, etc. Overall a very positive experience!!
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