Take A Private Jet Around The World In 22 Days


September 14, 2017 | BY Chloe Pek

One private jet, nine countries, and a 22-day voyage across the globe.

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Day 1-3: Tokyo, Japan

Take in the skyline views at dusk from your room in Aman Tokyo

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Day 1-3: Tokyo, Japan

After a long day of sushi-making, sword-fighting, and touring the city, relax and sink into the heated indoor pool at Aman Spa.

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Day 4-5: Shanghai, China

Explore the surrounding village of Amanyangyun, a tranquil haven juxtaposed against the bustle of the city.

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Day 4-5: Shanghai, China

A melting pot of cultures and history, you can participate in specialised half-day tours to discover the city's architecture from past to present, or the little-known history of Jews in China.

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Day 6-7: Vinh Hy Bay, Vietnam

After a week in the city, pace yourself and check into a peaceful sanctuary at Amanoi in Vietnam.

Enjoy a complimentary pilates or yoga class on your second day.

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Day 6-7: Vinh Hy Bay, Vietnam

Explore the pristine coast of Vinh Hy Bay and its myriad of water activities, or take a dip in the cliff pool at Amanoi.

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 Day 8-9: Phuket, Thailand

Indulge in the original Aman experience at Amanpuri, Thailand.


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 Day 8-9: Phuket, Thailand

Amanpuri boasts a wealth of cuisine, whether it is Japanese, Thai, Italian, or South American. The Beach Club opens seasonally for lunch, with fresh catches and grilled meats.

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 Day 10-11: Thimphu, Bhutan

Set in a valley amidst forested mountains, the rustic town of Thimphu boasts beautiful landscapes that you can enjoy on hikes.

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 Day 10-11: Thimphu, Bhutan

The capital of Bhutan, Thimphu houses a number of museums and memorials to immerse yourself in Bhutanese culture.

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 Day 11-13: Paro, Bhutan

Just an hour's drive away from Thimphu is the village of Paro, home to some of Bhutan's most treasured historial landmarks.

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 Day 11-13: Paro, Bhutan

Take a half-day hike to Tiger's Nest, one of the kingdom's most celebrated monuments. Visit the monastery that sits on the steep cliffs for tea on your way up.

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 Day 14-15: Alwar, India

Alwar is home to many historical attractions and natural wonders. Shop at the busy bazaars of Jaipur, and explore the ruins of the medieval Bhangarh city.

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 Day 16-17: Peloponnese, Greece

Surrounded by olive groves in the Peloponnese countryside, the Amanzoe is a sight to behold for its Olympian-inspired architecture.

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 Day 16-17: Peloponnese, Greece

Between visiting the ancient ruins of Olympia and Grecian monuments, bask in the natural beauty of Peloponnese for its pristine white beaches and clear waters.The beach club at Amanzoe hosts an array of water sports and houses four swimming pools.

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 Day 18-19: Montenegro

Rich in culture is the Balkan country of Montenegro, south of the Adriatic sea. Here, you can visit monuments and architecture that tell of the country's history, and explore the terrain by hiking, horseback riding, biking or kayaking.

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 Day 18-19: Montenegro

Wander through the cobbled streets of Kotor, a UNESCO world heritage site. The medieval town boasts picturesque views of the coast, with a wealth of museums, churches and cafes to spend the day exploring.

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 Day 20-22: Venice, Italy

What better way to end the expedition than with one of the most beautiful cities in the world? Spend your days in Venice visiting museums, historial monuments and churches. Of course, a Gondola ride on the Grand Canal is a must.

For adventurous globe trotters, a three-week group tour can come across as a bore—unless you add a round-the-world trip and a swanky private jet to the mix.

Recognising the wanderlust of luxury travellers, Aman is launching a 22-day global expedition aboard a private 18-seater Airbus ACJ 319, in collaboration with luxury travel designer, Remote Lands. Gone are the inconveniences of air travel, because all you need to do is hop on and off between destinations.

(Related: Discovering China: What To Do, See And Eat In Shanghai)

From April 15 to May 6, 2018—coinciding with the cherry blossom season in Japan—the round-the-world trip takes you across nine countries, from cosmopolitan cities the likes of Tokyo and Shanghai, rustic getaways in Bhutan and India, to Mediterranean wonders in Greece and Italy.

Every night, retire into your suite and luxuriate in restful sleep at Aman’s four to five-star accommodations, and in the day, enjoy the freedom and privacy of your very own car, chauffeur, and guide as you explore the culture and sights of each destination.

And with cocktail and dinner parties at each stop, you’ll be making dates for meals with your travel companions in no time. After all, the expedition is limited to only 16 travellers, so there are plenty of opportunities to familiarise yourselves.

For more information on the itinerary, visit aman.com.

(Related: What It's Really Like On An Ultra-Luxury Cruise)

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