TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Reservations and Payments:
Reservations will be confirmed, based upon availability, upon receipt of the Booking Form and payment to the Tour Operator. A Confirmation Fee of USD $47,333 for a party of two is due upon confirmation to confirm seat/s. The confirmation fee can by paid by major credit card or by cheque made out to “Remote Lands, Inc.”or by wire transfer. Please fax the form to +1.877.848.2026 or scan and email to [email protected] The balance payment of USD $110,443 (plus any room upgrades) for a party of two is due by July 12, 2019.
Cancellation & Refunds:
Any cancellations and requests for a trip refund must be sent to Remote Lands in writing via email or mail. Cancellations will become effective as of the date of the postmark or email receipt.
No refund will be provided for early departure and any non-usage of any portion of the itinerary or any service indicated within the itinerary, including any unused sightseeing, accommodation, transportation, meals or any other services included in the journey.
We strongly recommend trip cancellation insurance protection.
The Tour Operator reserves the right to cancel the private jet journey due to inadequate enrollment that makes the trip economically infeasible to operate. If Tour Operator cancels the trip prior to departure, you will receive a full refund of amounts paid. Please note that costs for visas, commercial air tickets, and pre- or post-tour independent arrangements may not be refundable.
Client is responsible for travel insurance, including trip cancellation, health and accident insurance coverage and medical evacuation. The Tour Operator can provide recommendations for international trip insurers.
The private jet flights will be performed using an Airbus ACJ 318 with 19 VIP-style seats. The Tour Operator reserves the right to substitute aircraft if necessary. Your itinerary may include flights on smaller aircraft operated by local approved airline carriers. Seating on these aircraft will be based upon the configuration of the aircraft.
On the private jet, baggage allowance for each passenger is limited to 60 pounds of checked baggage in one (1) bag, as well as one (1) carry-on luggage piece limited to 15 pounds. In addition, smaller carry-on items such as a laptop, backpack, handbag/purse, and/or camera bag are permissible. No responsibility is incurred for loss of, or damage to client’s baggage and/or personal property by Tour Operator.
Meals will be provided as per the itinerary. B- Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner. Where a meal is listed as “O” – the meal is not included and may be taken at leisure either in a resort restaurant or outside of the property.
Entry visas are required for all countries visited on the trip itinerary. Acquiring visas for China, India and Sri Lanka in advance of the journey is the responsibility of the Client. Tour Operator will obtain visas for clients upon arrival for Bhutan. Failure to obtain visas and/or entry permits does not negate the terms and conditions. Any extra costs for rerouting Clients without visas and/or entry permits will be the responsibility of the Client.
Single Accommodations & Suite Upgrades:
A limited number of single rooms (two maximum) are available at a single supplement charge on a first-come, first-serve basis. Suite rooms are available at several resorts – supplement fees are listed on the Booking Form and are subject to availability at the time of reservation.
Please inform Tour Operator if you require assistance in arranging commercial/private international flights between your departure city and Shanghai, China/Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Pre- and Post-Tour Arrangements:
The Tour Operator is able to assist the Client/s with private pre- and/or post-Tour arrangements. Please notify if additional touring and/or hotel accommodations are desired.
Every reasonable effort will be made to maintain the tour itinerary as planned, however, the Tour Operator reserves the right to modify or change the itinerary in the best interests and the safety of the group, in the Tour Operator’s sole discretion. The operations of all flights are subject to foreign governments’ approval. In the event that a landing or flyover right cannot be obtained by the carrier, at our discretion, alternative arrangements will be made.
Health and Wellness Requirements:
This is an active program, which requires walking and climbing stairs. As such, the Client is requested to make a realistic assessment of personal health and fitness. All Participants are expected to be in active good health, to enjoy traveling as part of a group, and to be ready to experience and accept cultural differences. Prior to traveling, it is recommended that the Client visits a personal physician for a check-up and to discuss any medical requirements/recommendations for the journey. For up to date recommendations on specific health precautions for the areas you will visit, consult your physician and the Centers for Disease Control. Any physical condition requiring special attention, diet, or treatment should be reported in writing upon reservation.
Release of Liability and Acknowledgment of Risk:
The Client/s understand(s) that the private jet trip includes travel to remote countries and areas in Asia that are inherently risky. The Client assumes the risks associated with this trip including: forces of nature; weather; terrorism; civil unrest; war; strikes; local laws; accidents; itinerary changes or modifications; and all transportation including land vehicles, boats and aircraft that are not necessarily operated or maintained to standards found in North America. The Client/s assume(s) all risks associated with altitude, illness, physical injuries sustained, disease, alcohol consumption, physical exertion and sporting activities, knowing that access to evacuation and/or suitable medical supplies and support may not be available. The Client/s assume full responsibility for personal baggage and personal possessions and effects. Remote Lands, Inc., including its partners, affiliates, officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents and successors (hereinafter, "Released Parties"), does not own or operate any entity which is a service provider for Client journeys. Remote Lands purchases all transportation, accommodation, dining and all other services from a variety of independent entities. Remote Lands and all other Released Parties are not responsible or liable for the gross negligence or intentional acts by any service provider or other third party and shall in no way be held liable for (A) any damage to, or loss of, property or injury to, or death of, persons occasioned directly or indirectly by an act or omission of any other provider, including but not limited to any defect in any aircraft, watercraft, or vehicle operated or provided by such other provider, (B) any loss or damage due to delay, cancellation, or disruption in any manner caused by the laws, regulations, acts or failures to act, demands, orders, or interpositions of any government or any subdivision or agent thereof, or by acts of God, strikes, fire, flood, war, rebellion, terrorism, insurrection, sickness, quarantine, epidemics, theft, or any other cause(s) beyond their control, and (C) any and all claims, actions, or losses for bodily injury, property damage, wrongful death, loss of services, lost profits, consequential, exemplary, indirect or punitive damages or otherwise that may arise out of or occur during your travel in connection with the Tour. For the avoidance of doubt, the “Released Parties” shall include the Aman Group (which means the group of companies whose shares are held or beneficially owned, in whole or in part and whether directly or indirectly, by Silverlink Resorts Limited or any subsidiary, whether or not wholly owned, thereof), and its officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents and successors. The Participant waives any claim against all of the Released Parties for any such loss, damage, injury, or death, including any right to seek consequential, punitive or exemplary damages against any of the Released Parties for any reason whatsoever. None of the Released Parties shall be liable for any air carrier’s cancellation penalty incurred by the purchase of a nonrefundable ticket. The passenger tickets in use by the carriers shall constitute the sole contract between the carriers and the passenger; the carriers are not responsible for any act, omission, or event during the time of the expedition.
Express Assumption of Risk & Responsibility:
In recognition of the inherent risk of the travels and related activities in which you are intending to engage, you confirm that you are physically and mentally capable of participating in the journey, that you willingly and voluntarily assume full responsibility for any injury, loss or damage suffered by you or caused by you. By registering for the Tour, you certify that you do not have any mental, physical or other condition or disability that would create a hazard for yourself or other Clients. Tour Operator reserves the right in its sole discretion to accept, decline to accept or remove any Client on the trip and reserves the right, subject to the terms and conditions contained herein, to withdraw any part or all of the trip and to make such changes as may be necessary.
Any controversy or claim against Tour Operator arising out of or relating to this Agreement or the performance there under, including without limitation any claim related to bodily injury, property damage or death, shall be settled by binding arbitration in New York, NY, U.S.A., in accordance with the rules of the American Arbitration Association then existing, and judgment on the arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction over the subject matter of the controversy. Such proceedings will be governed by substantive New York law. This agreement to arbitrate does not waive or modify the liability release contained in this Terms and Conditions document.
Exclusive Governing Law & Jurisdiction:
This Agreement shall be governed by federal law and the laws of the State of New York, USA, without regard to conflicts of laws principles. With respect to Tour Operator: If the right to seek arbitration is for any reason waived by both parties, or if judicial review of any arbitration is sought, any action or legal proceeding arising out of this Agreement shall be brought exclusively in the courts of the State of New York. In connection with any action or legal proceeding arising out of this Agreement, the parties hereby specifically and knowingly waive any rights that either party might have to demand a jury trial.
Embark on a journey of a lifetime aboard an Airbus ACJ 318, traveling from Asia’s north to south from October 12 to 28, 2019. This is a unique chance to see first-hand some of the continent’s finest treasures, from the architectural brilliance and thriving art scene of Shanghai, to the tigers of India and the great fortress of Galle. Discover the history and traditions of these fascinating nations in Lijiang’s Old Town, and at the Tiger’s Nest in Bhutan. Shop for rare gemstones in the pink city of Jaipur, realign yourself with a yoga session in an ancient ruin, and utterly relax on Sri Lanka’s exquisite white-sand beaches. At each magical destination, you’ll stay and dine in style at stunning Aman properties, including the recently opened and spectacular, Aman Shanghai.
After completing your long-haul flight, touch down in beautiful Shanghai, China, where you will meet our knowledgeable and friendly team, and be transported directly to the stunning new Aman Shanghai. The glorious, complex architecture and sacred woodland location of this newly constructed haven is certain to amaze and entice your senses. Enjoy a selection of delicious cocktails as you are welcomed, and settle in for an evening of serenity.
On your second morning, after enjoying an energizing breakfast, you will spend the day on a guided adventure of Shanghai. Choose whether to join the group on the Bund morning walking tour - exploring the ancient and awe-inspiring architecture of this magnificent city - or head out separately with your private guide. Stroll along the French Concession streets, where little disrupts the pre-World War II layout, and immerse yourself in the beauty of Yu Gardens - the most celebrated classical Chinese gardens in the city. For the art-lover, no trip to Shanghai should be complete without a visit to M50, and with it the chance to see Chinese contemporary art at its best. Afterwards, return to Aman to relax in the opulent surroundings with drinks and an expertly prepared farewell dinner.
After an early morning private hike or bicycle around the village, be whisked to the airport for your private flight to Lijiang. Spend four hours soaring over the beautiful peaks and valleys of the Chinese landscape, and savor an exquisite gourmet champagne lunch in the sky as you take in the stunning views from above. After landing you will transfer to Amandayan with time to freshen up before cocktails and dinner.
Explore the ancient town of Lijiang with its endless narrow windy cobblestone streets lined with charming shops and pretty inns and fun cafes and bars. Drive outside town to Baisha Village, one of the oldest towns in the area, filled with traditional Chinese culture and visit a herbal doctor and an embroidery workshop. Take a scenic drive to Jade Dragon mountain range for the perfect vantage point from which to observe the snow capped peaks while watching a magnificent outdoor classic Chinese extravaganza with hundreds of performers riding horses, dancing, singing and parading around. Finally, explore a sacred and rarely-explored golden temple before refreshing yourself back at the hotel, ready for dinner and a traditional performance of Peking Opera.
This morning bid farewell to China and climb aboard your Airbus ACJ 318 once more, bound for the kingdom of Bhutan. Enjoy lunch on your jet as you soar over mountains and valleys before touching down in Paro. You will be met and transferred directly to beautiful Amankora, your luxurious residence in capital city Thimphu. After a cocktail reception and a local art presentation, relax, refresh and explore the resort before a dinner of Bhutanese cuisine, prepared with the freshest local produce in the Amankora's dining room.
Choose from an enticing range of activities today. Spend a leisurely morning browsing Thimphu's central market for Bhutanese handicrafts or visit a local astrology school or a Buddhist monastery to get a sense of the importance of spirituality in this region. Pay your respects at the memorial of Bhutan's third king, explore the country's seat of government or take the opportunity to see the takin - the national animal in a wildlife preserve. After a fascinating day, relax over drinks and another sumptuous dinner.
Spend the morning as you please, taking in the other sights 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 and enjoy a refreshing welcome cocktail. Spend the afternoon discovering 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, with a view of a mountain stream.
Rise early this morning ready for your trek to the legendary Tiger's Nest, an iconic temple, hugging the cliff face. Tradition 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 traditional treatment in the spa before your final dinner at Amankora.
Transfer to the airport for your private jet flight to Jaipur. Start your Indian adventure discovering the city's most important monuments including the Amber Fort and the Palace of the Winds, and explore city's incredibly colorful bazaars. As dusk falls, transfer to Amanbagh in Alwar, where you'll be greeted with cocktails and local art. In the evening, enjoy dinner at one of the resort's three spectacular restaurants.
This morning, head to the fascinating ancient city of Bhangarh, where your expert guide will tell you about its legendary history and you will have the chance to join a yoga session on the stone pavilion of the ruins. In the afternoon, hop aboard a jeep for an exhilarating Cowdust Tour through the rural villages surrounding Amanbagh while the farmers lead their cattle home from the fields. Along the way, you'll meet and share a cup of chai with some friendly locals. After your Fire Meditation ceremony, enjoy a farewell dinner at Amanbagh.
Depart Amanbagh for a road trip through the dramatic wilds of northern India to Ranthambore National Park, where you will be staying at the Aman-i-Khas luxury tented camp, just outside the park itself. On arrival, head out on a camel safari for a taste of the wildlife surrounding you and a magnificent sunset view over Ranthambore. If dusk has already fallen, take the time to relax and enjoy welcome cocktails around the campfire before dinner and live traditional music around the resort's pool.
It's an early start today with breakfast royal Mughal-style in the tented dining room before you embark on a tiger safari in Ranthambore National Park. You'll also have the chance to observe deer, antelope, gazelle and crocodiles in their natural habitat, as well as the exotic birds who call the canopy home. After your afternoon guided safari of choice, return to Aman-i-Khas for a very special bush dinner experience with live cooking and cultural performances.
Say goodbye to Aman-i-Khas and Ranthambore and transfer to the airport for your private jet flight to Sri Lanka with lunch served on board. From capital city Colombo, enjoy the journey in your private chauffered car to the historic port of Galle. Here, at the impressive Amangalla you'll be welcomed with cocktails and given time to refresh and relax before dinner amid the intimate period decor of the Amangalla Dining Room.
Today, rise at your leisure and 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 is still home to government offices and residents today. After your walk, retire to The Baths, Amangalla's opulently-appointed spa, for a relaxing 90-minute treatment; choose from massages, scrubs, beauty therapies and traditional ayurvedic remedies. In the evening, head to Amangalla's own rice paddy for a farewell roti dinner.
Take one more tour of the city, to make the most of Galle's colonial charms, from the national and archeological museums to the gem markets. After lunch, enjoy the short drive along the southern coast to Tangalle, where you will check into the stunning Geoffrey Bawa-designed beachfront Amanwella resort. You will be welcomed with poolside cocktails and canapes and have the rest of the day free to relax on the white sands or by the pool. In the evening, enjoy dinner at Amanwella's Dining Room.
Today is the last full day of your holiday, so start with an invigorating yoga session, and then the choice is yours - either laze the day away on the beach, or enjoy a few leisurely activities. Take a morning or evening nature walk through the jungle trails near Amanwella, where you might see monkeys, monitor lizards, hares, mongoose and exotic birds. Or head early into town to explore Tangalle's bustling market, where farmers and fishermen come to sell their produce. In the evening, round off a truly memorable journey with a beach barbecue at Amanwella, with fire dancing and live traditional music.