Multi-Day Tour | Escorted, Group, Private

Aman Global Private Jet Expedition - April 15 - May 6, 2019 (22 days)

Remote Lands, Inc

Tokyo, Japan To Venice, Italy

Valid for Departures: 15 Apr 2019 - 06 May 2019

Aman Global Private Jet Expedition - April 15 - May 6, 2019 (22 days)

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
15 Apr 2019
Tokyo, Japan
Aman Tokyo None

Arrive in Japan's capital and check into Aman Tokyo, an urban sanctuary conveniently located just steps from the Imperial Palace Gardens, with views over the city and, in the distance, Mount Fuji. Join in welcome cocktails with champagne, sake, and hors d'oeuvres to meet your fellow travelers for the beginning of a unique, thrilling adventure.

Day 2
16 Apr 2019
Tokyo, Japan
Aman Tokyo Breakfast

Indulge in the creative culinary art of sushi-making or learn to wield a sword in the style of the ancient Japanese samurais. Explore the vast array of sights the city offers, including the world famous Tsukiji Fish Market, the largest wholesale seafood market in the world with the freshest, most diverse seafood selections in the world. Explore the Imperial Palace East Garden and experience the brilliant fire rituals (called “goma”) which can be found at Fukagawa Fudo, an active Buddhist temple full of surprises.

Day 3
17 Apr 2019
Tokyo, Japan
Aman Tokyo Breakfast, Dinner

Learn the intricate steps of a traditional Japanese tea ceremony celebrating the harmony and serenity of Zen Buddhist beliefs. Visit the tree-lined Omotesando Street, the charming Aoyama Flower Market Tea House, and the famous Shibuya Crossing – the busiest, most frenzied pedestrian intersection in the world. As guests prepare to spend their final night in the Land of the Rising Sun, the bright Tokyo nights are further illuminated with an enthralling history lecture and cocktails alongside a delightful dinner at the Aman Tokyo Restaurant.

Day 4
18 Apr 2019
Shanghai, China
Amanyangyun Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Say farewell to the dynamism of Tokyo with a final breakfast at the resort before experiencing the luxurious rush of your first private jet flight to Shanghai, China. Drive into the countryside to the newest addition to Aman’s collection, Amanyangyun. The property is the result of a bold plan to relocate 50 Ming- and Qing-dynasty villas and ten thousand trees from Fuzhou in eastern China's Jiangxi province to create a new (though ancient) village. Welcome cocktails will be served followed by dinner at your leisure, optionally in central Shanghai at a world-class restaurant.

Day 5
19 Apr 2019
Shanghai, China
Amanyangyun Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Indulge in a leisurely breakfast at the hotel before driving into Shanghai with your private car, driver, and guide who will take you to see the sights in the Middle Kingdom’s most charismatic city. Revel in the Jazz Age-influenced atmosphere of the French Concession as you stroll beneath leafy canopies and boutique-lined streets, or head to the Yu Gardens for a full cultural experience at the most classic Chinese garden in the city. Guests have the chance to walk through the European architecture of Shanghai’s world-famous Bund or explore the little-known Jewish neighborhood and synagogue with specialist historians.

Day 6
20 Apr 2019
Ninh Thuân, Vietnam
Amanoi Breakfast, Lunch

Once more, enjoy the luxury and convenience of the private jet experience, this time to the idyllic coast of central Vietnam. Expected arrival in Cam Ranh is around midday, and after a sumptuous lunch at the beach club, while away the afternoon savoring Amanoi’s breathtaking vistas over beautiful Vinh Hy Bay, indulging in a Vietnamese spa treatment, or simply relaxing in your personal villa.

Day 7
21 Apr 2019
Ninh Thuân, Vietnam
Amanoi Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After a delectable breakfast at the Beach Club or in the cliff-top resort restaurant, choose between a scenic off-road cycle through the local villages or a walk to the soaring views at Temple Cove inside the national park bordering the resort. You can also choose to take an invigorating yoga class or you can spend the morning at your leisure basking in the sun on the bucolic beachfront. After a fresh seafood lunch at a casual floating restaurant, meet the local fishermen in the tiny village or hike up to Goga Peak or the Hanging Lake to be rewarded by more astonishing views.

Day 8
22 Apr 2019
Phuket, Thailand
Amanpuri Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Settle back in your cushioned seat on the private jet and fly to the ever-popular Kingdom of Thailand. Touch down in Phuket, Thailand’s largest island, a scene of palm tree-lined trails and sun-swept beaches. Recharge with a complimentary, world-famous Thai massage upon arrival at Amanpuri resort. Pass the afternoon idly in the Phuket paradise at your leisure ahead of a savory welcome dinner and cocktails amidst the night-time tropical breeze.
Day 9
23 Apr 2019
Phuket, Thailand
Amanpuri Breakfast, Lunch

Witness the sunrise during an outdoor yoga session, then spend your morning at Amanpuri's pristine beach or get a little adventurous with some windsurfing, sailing, or kayaking. Enjoy lunch on a stylish yacht cruising through the dramatic scenery of Phang Nga and its dozens of vertical limestone columns jutting out of the water, including James Bond Island which was featured in The Man with the Golden Gun.

Day 10
24 Apr 2019
Thimphu, Bhutan
Amankora Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Fly from the paradise in Phuket up into the heavens of the Himalayas and touch down at Bhutan's only international airport in tiny Paro. A scenic one hour drive will take you to the charming capital city of Thimphu, which still manages to retain a fairytale feel amongst the distinctive Bhutanese architecture and locals wearing the traditional dress they have worn for hundreds of years. In the evening, join the recently retired Bhutanese Ambassador to the United Nations and USA for a riveting conversation about Gross National Happiness, the uniquely Bhutanese concept of enjoying one's life without focusing on the material world.

Day 11
25 Apr 2019
Thimphu, Bhutan
Amankora Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Begin the day with a brisk hike in magnificent mountains surrounding Thimphu or just explore the town with your car, driver, and guide. Learn how paper was traditionally made at the paper factory, visit the Textile Museum for a peek into the magic of Bhutanese textiles. More mystical travelers can have their fortunes read by young monks at the Astrology School - Pangri Zampa Lakhan - or enjoy the sights at the Buddhist nunnery, and, of course, there is Thimpu's famous dzong fortress and monastery. Stop by the National Library which has a copy of the world's largest book: 5 x 7 foot photographs of Bhutan.

Day 12
26 Apr 2019
Paro, Bhutan
Amankora Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Spend the morning as you please, taking in the other culture and museums of Thimphu, before setting off on a comfortable, scenic drive to Paro, home to many of Bhutan's most treasured historic sites. Check in at Amankora Paro then spend the afternoon discovering Paro’s Bhutanese treasures. Visit fortresses including Drukgyel Dzong and The Paro Dzong complex, also known as the “Fortress of the Heap of Jewels,” inside which are temples attended by monks, a wood carved central tower, and the district's seat of government. Retire to Amankora Paro later for dinner in the dining room, complete with a view of a mountain stream wending its way through the green mountains.

Day 13
27 Apr 2019
Paro, Bhutan
Amankora Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Rise early for a trek to the legendary Tiger's Nest, an iconic temple clinging to a cliff face. Legend has it that Guru Rimpoche flew to Bhutan on a tigress and meditated in the caves here before bringing Buddhism to the people. The hike is challenging and the incline steep, but the view from the halfway point – where you will stop to take tea – and the achievement of reaching the temple is well worth it. Spend the afternoon at your leisure, exploring Paro or indulging in a hot stone bath treatment in the spa. Have a special blessing bestowed by a reincarnated Lama before enjoying your final dinner.

Day 14
28 Apr 2019
Alwar, India
Amanbagh Breakfast, Lunch

Fly on our private jet from Paro to India where you can enjoy the day in the bustling city of Jaipur. The Pink City has an impressive array of important sights, including the astounding architectural majesty of the Palace of the Winds, the precise and severe beauty of the Amber Fort, and the flamboyantly garish City Palace Museum. Most importantly, explore Jaipur’s many colorful bazaars and outdoor markets. As dusk falls, drive north to the remote village resort of Amanbagh in Alwar, where you will be greeted with cocktails and a delicately prepared dinner at your leisure.

Day 15
29 Apr 2019
Alwar, India
Amanbagh Breakfast, Dinner

Fascinating villages and ancient cities await in Alwar. Begin your adventure with the medieval marvel of Bandhavgarh and uncover its ghostly history before continuing to on to learn about the magical Mansarovar Lake and its promises of beauty. In the afternoon, join us for the Cowdust Tour to watch the locals herding cows, goats, and buffalo home from the fields at the day’s end for a heartwarming, inspiring scene of India at its most bucolic. Experience a transformational Fire Meditation ceremony before enjoying a farewell dinner at Amanbagh.

Day 16
30 Apr 2019
Porto Heli, Greece
Amanzoe Breakfast, Lunch

The flight from Jaipur to Athens arrives in the late afternoon, and from the airport you will helicopter to the historic Porto Heli full of ancient Greek architecture and clear, blue ocean waters. Check into Amanzoe and take in the 360-degree panorama of the Peloponnese countryside and rocky coves. Enjoy the large, tranquil spa inspired by the holistic practices of Hippocrates and lounge by the sparkling pool’s private garden.

Day 17
01 May 2019
Porto Heli, Greece
Amanzoe Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
The morning is yours: laze in the sun, lounge by the pool, chill at the spa, or relax at the spacious beach club looking out at the Aegean Sea. Spend the afternoon out on the water with a boat excursion to Spetses Island, an opportunity to explore the bright-white Grecian buildings and the pristine blue-water vistas of this scenic island. Have lunch at a coast-side tavern and then continue the beach vibe by swimming in Spetses’ picture-perfect waterfront. Back at the comfort of Amanzoe, farewell cocktails and a sunset dinner await.
Day 18
02 May 2019
Budva, Montenegro
Aman Sveti Stefan Breakfast

Before leaving Greece, spend the day in Athens with your private guide, focusing, of course, on the world-famous Acropolis. From the Parthenon to theaters and temples rich in history and Greek mythology, the UNESCO World Heritage Sites are essential experiences for every well-seasoned traveler. Your private jet will then fly you to Montenegro, a Balkan utopia tucked just south of the Adriatic Sea.

Day 19
03 May 2019
Budva, Montenegro
Aman Sveti Stefan Breakfast, Dinner

Savor a relaxing morning and breakfast at the on-site restaurant and take in the harmonious blend of quiet lanes, halcyon charisma, and idyllic views of the Adriatic on this gorgeous, peaceful island. In the afternoon, discover Kotor’s medieval charm at one of the many local cafés dotting the winding, cobbled streets, or explore a local museum and church to immerse yourself in the history of this quintessential Mediterranean city. Farewell cocktails and dinner will follow at the resort in the evening.

Day 20
04 May 2019
Venice, Italy
Aman Venice Breakfast

After Montenegro, we arrive by private jet to the romantic city of Venice, Italy. Once you’re settled in your rooms at the grandiose Aman Venice, allow the romance of Italy’s City of Water to whisk you to some of the most wondrous sights in the Western world. From the Piazza San Marco and St. Mark’s Basilica to a panoramic gondola ride on the Grand Canal, the magical city is yours to explore and experience as you wish. Dinner that evening is your choice; pick a spot flush with local charm or return to the resort for authentically-delightful Italian cuisine at Aman Venice Restaurant.

Day 21
05 May 2019
Venice, Italy
Aman Venice Breakfast, Dinner

There’s another full day of Venice ahead, so foodies and history buffs alike will be longing for the bustling Rialto Market; in business since 1097, the charming chaos of the Rialto is the lifeblood of Venice. If you haven’t yet had your fill of history, be sure to visit the myriad museums and churches populating many of Venice’s streets and squares. Return to the resort at the end of the day for final farewell cocktails and dinner.

Day 22
06 May 2019
Venice, Italy
None None

Private transportation is arranged to the airport where your Aman Private Jet Expedition officially comes to an end. At the end of the journey, you take with you the irreplaceable memories of a once-in-a-lifetime adventure: the indulgent scenery of Asia, the romantic history of Europe, altogether an unforgettable odyssey.

Tour Features

Experience(s)

  • Air & Helicopter Tours
  • Cruises & Water Tours
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Food & Wine
  • Islands & Beaches
  • Sightseeing
  • Walking & Biking
  • Wildlife & Nature

Description

In partnership with Remote Lands, our friends at Aman are pulling out all the stops with this one-of-a-kind expedition: an exclusive private jet journey to 9 stunning destinations. For 16 lucky guests, an unparalleled adventure awaits. Fully immersed in these unique cultures, country-hop in true luxury to experience the best these countries have to offer. Savor the frenetic brilliance of Tokyo’s lights and life; fall in love with Shanghai’s signature skyline; bask in the elegant beauty of Vinh Hy Bay's dramatic coastline; and get swept up in the ocean paradise of Phuket. Prepare to be awed by the fairytale Kingdom of Bhutan high in the Himalayas; enjoy the serene oasis of the Indian jewel Amanbagh in rural Rajasthan; explore the magic of the Peloponnese islands overlooking the azure Aegean Sea; celebrate the arresting vistas and charming culture of Montenegro; and finish the unforgettable journey on the romantic canals of Venice. All of these incredible locations are included in just one trip; join us for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

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.
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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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Reviewed on: 29 Mar 2018

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Reviewed on: 18 May 2018

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Reviewed on: 17 Jun 2018

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