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Aman hotels and resorts have launched two private jet journeys, one for later this year and outlined below. The other is an around-the-world adventure which will happen in 2019. Both are jaw-droppingly amazing…

In case you haven’t stayed in an Aman hotel yet, these luxury gems offer a one-of-a-kind opulence. There is a new Aman opening in New York and their Venice property, which we visited a few years ago, is the stuff of dreams. So there really is not much that beats an exclusive trip which only stays at Aman’s properties, arguably the most exclusive hotels in the world.

If your budgets don’t quite stretch to this entire journey, but you still like to stay in luxury hotels, don’t forget to speak to our luxury travel concierge. We offer free upgrades, breakfasts, resort credits at Aman hotels along with Four Seasons resorts and many other luxury hotel brands.

2018 Adventure

Embark on an incredible journey across cultures, countries and epic landscapes. Up to 16 guests will join this private jet expedition from 12 to 28 October 2019. Take in old and new China in Shanghai and Lijiang; unlock the mystery and majesty of Himalayan Bhutan; experience Rajasthan’s regal splendour and magical wildlife in India; and explore Sri Lanka’s storied fort town and palm-fringed southern coast. The full itinerary is outlined below and on the Aman website.

AMANYANGYUN, SHANGHAI, 12-13 OCTOBER 2019

Aman’s fourth property in China is a tranquil village of historic dwellings, surrounded by sacred camphor woodland – a peaceful, introspective setting that belies its proximity to vibrant downtown Shanghai. Both forest and village tell an incredible story – of millennia of history, daring engineering feats and a philanthropic endeavour spanning hundreds of kilometres along the country’s eastern reaches.

Spend a day exploring Shanghai’s metropolis – from art galleries to boutiques, restaurants, historic enclaves and a fascinating diversity of architecture – and an optional morning Bund architecture tour with an expert guide.

AMANDAYAN, LIJIANG, 14-15 OCTOBER 2019

Remote Lijiang enjoys a remarkably well preserved Old Town – a Unesco World Heritage Site that is overlooked by Amandayan’s peaceful series of traditional dwellings.

Stroll the Old Town’s cobbled streets, enjoy a drive through the ethereal Jade Dragon mountain range, and discover the culture, craft and cuisine of the region’s ancient Naxi community.

AMANKORA, THIMPHU, BHUTAN, 16–17 OCTOBER 2019

Begin a journey through Bhutan at Amankora’s Thimphu outpost – one of five Amankora lodges across Bhutan, ideally located for exploring the sights of the capital city.

Tour the city’s monasteries, markets and museums with a private car, driver and guide, who will help create a bespoke itinerary for the day.

AMANKORA, PARO, BHUTAN, 18–19 OCTOBER 2019

A hiker’s paradise, Amankora’s Paro lodge is hidden in pine forest with breathtaking valley views.

Rise early for the half-day hike to Tiger’s Nest, the legendary monastery that clings to the cliff face, 900 metres above the valley floor.

AMANBAGH, RAJASTHAN, INDIA, 20–21 OCTOBER 2018

Tour and shop the Pink City, Jaipur, before heading into the Aravalli wilderness where Amanbagh resides in palatial splendour.

Discover the riches of the region, from ancient forts to vibrant villages and the incredible abandoned city of Bhanghar.

AMAN-I-KHAS, RANTHAMBORE, INDIA, 22–23 OCTOBER 2019

A safari outpost on the edges on Ranthambore national park, Aman-i-Khas combines Mughal-inspired grandeur with immersion in a natural paradise.

Join an open-top Jeep safari for the chance to spot crocodiles, leopards, jackals, sambar deer and some 300 species of bird – as well as the growing population of tigers known to roam the national park.

AMANGALLA, GALLE, SRI LANKA, 24–25 OCTOBER 2019

Explore Galle’s historic fort, a Unesco World Heritage Site within whose ramparts Amangalla resides amid pretty streets and centuries-old colonial buildings.

Follow a day of sightseeing and shopping with a trip to The Baths, Amangalla’s colonial-influenced spa featuring hydrotherapy chambers and an Ayurvedic doctor.

AMANWELLA, TANGALLE, SRI LANKA, 26–27 OCTOBER 2019

Rise early for a visit to bustling Tangalle market, or a sunrise yoga session overlooking Amanwella’s golden, palm-fringed beach.

Stroll along village paths that meander into jungle, enjoying snapshots of village life intermingled with diverse and abundant flora and fauna.

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