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The Grandest Tour
Aman Jet Expedition 2022

March 20 - April 10, 2022
We have pulled out all the stops for this ultra-luxe experience:
an Aman Jet Expedition to an unprecedented nine Amans, in nine different destinations.

Japan - Cambodia - Vietnam - Thailand - Bhutan - India - Turkey - Greece - Italy

$134,888

Starting price per person based on double occupancy
Limited to 8 or 9 couples.

Your Private Jet

Airbus ACJ 318
  • Fitted with 19 seats (instead of 130)
  • Lounge configuration
  • ‘Cocktail party in the sky’ atmosphere
  • Two pilots, two flight attendants, one chef & one engineer
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1
Aman Tokyo, Japan
  • Your journey begins in the east, in the Land of the Rising Sun. Aman Tokyo welcomes you to its sky-high sanctuary perched above the frenetic cityscape of Tokyo.

  • Aman’s first urban retreat balances sleek design and delicate minimalist interiors to create a serene space that is quintessentially Japanese. Dark natural materials and lofty floor to ceiling windows ensconce guests in an atmosphere of urban zen.

  • Gaze upon the city below from the 30-metre swimming pool that stretches across the skyscape.

  • Large rooms and suites are furnished in traditional Japanese washi paper sliding doors, blond wood, and furo deep-soak bathtub. Tokyo skyline views include the Imperial Palace Gardens and Mt. Fuji on clear days.

  • Tokyo’s juxtaposition of the ultra-modern and traditional sees neon-lit skyscrapers sit alongside traditional temples and shrines.

  • The Japanese concept of kaizen, the ethic of continuous improvement, sees tradition adapt and thrive in the modern day. You will be introduced to sushi making, swordsmanship, and tea ceremony by masters of their art and craft.

  • Sumo, the national sport of Japan commands rigor and ceremony, an artform punctuated with ritual. Meet the giants of this sport for a one-on-one.

2
Amansara, Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Leave Indonesia behind and jet off to Southeast Asia, destination Siem Reap. The ancient Khmer capital is home to famed temple ruins, a growing creative scene, and the stately Amansara.

  • Once a residence for guests of the king, Amansara’s generous space encompasses a main dining room, two swimming pools, Aman Spa, and a gym. Airy corridors and manicured foliage create a serene sanctuary in the midst of the city.

  • Smart suites are minimally dressed in pale terrazzo and timber, opening up to private courtyards with option of garden or pool.

  • Take in Angkor Wat’s full grandeur at daybreak as the sun slowly illuminates its iconic prangs. In the morning light, survey the temples’s incredible detail and geometric precision.

  • Have your choice of the innumerable temples spread across the UNESCO-designated Angkor area. From vast complexes to lesser-known gems, you will explore from both the ground and the sky in a helicopter.

  • Seek the modern iterations of olden traditions that hold fast in the rapidly changing town. Haute couture featuring local silk, Khmer acrobatics, and a school of Apsara dance are all in store.

  • Marking the last night in Cambodia is an exclusive twilight Khmer banquet held on the grand stage of an ancient temple, a resplendent send-off.

3
Amanoi, Ninh Thuan, Vietnam
  • Your private jet delivers you to Amanoi’s coastal setting for a change of scene and speed. Between the coral-rich Vinh Hy Bay and the diverse landscape of Nui Chua National Park, this is the ideal place to slow it down.

  • Discreet natural materials, latticed windows, and curving roofs draw on graceful and artfully simple Vietnamese design.

  • Villas and pavilions showcase grand timber sundecks designed for enjoying natural scenes at your leisure.

  • Immersive wellness programs takes center stage at this secluded retreat. Be treated to a complimentary massage of your choosing at the lakeside Aman Spa. Complimentary morning yoga and Pilates are held daily, alongside an extensive menu of holistic and wellbeing offerings.

  • Adventure can be found along a network of rambling trails that lead to rocky peaks, waterfalls, farmlands, protected forests, and quiet beaches.

  • Relax and play in the bay. Amanoi’s private beach allows for romantic picnics, exploration by kayak or catamaran, and a variety of complimentary water sports including Hobie cat sailing, stand-up paddleboarding, windsurfing, and snorkeling.

  • Ancient Cham fishing villages dotting the bay avail local schools, morning markets, and fisheries ready for discovery. Explore the region by bike, following coastal roads and dirt tracks.

4
Amanpuri, Phuket, Thailand
  • The grand Amanpuri sets the iconic paradisiacal scene: tropical breeze, white sand beach, blue waters, palm trees, and a coconut drink awaits. This idyllic Thailand escape is a short private jet flight over.

  • The original Aman resort claims an entire peninsula and time here is yours to enjoy it all.

  • Each hillside pavilion is dressed in contemporary furnishings and Thai teak trimming. Oversized bathrooms and secluded sundecks with salas overlooking Phuket’s west coast are made for leisure and lounging.

  • Choose amongst Thai, Italian, Japanese, South American and Mediterranean dining options, all utilizing fresh farm-to-fork flavors found locally. Or, go off the menu and design your own private dinner at your picturesque destination of choice.

  • The Holistic Wellness Center is all about you, with therapies and programs tailored to meet your personal goals whether relaxation or transformation.

  • Cruise the stunning turquoise waters of Phuket in style aboard a yacht. Sip champagne on the deck as you take in miles of white-sand fringed coastline, limestone karsts, and countless islands beneath sunny skies. Then, view the whole scene from above in a private helicopter.

  • Amanpuri’s Beach Club is fully equipped with world-class water sports equipment and activities that ensure you make the most of the tropical sun and sea.

5
Amankora Thimphu, Bhutan
  • Next, be spirited away to the remote Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan where you will stay at two Amankora lodges, the first in Thimphu. Here, you are invited to cocktails with Lhatu Wangchuk, the former UN Ambassador, for a discussion on Bhutan's Gross National Happiness (GNH) philosophy.

  • Amankora is a series of serene mountain lodges strung across the central and western valleys of Bhutan, with the Thimphu lodge hidden in blue pine forests of the upper valleys of Motithang at nearly 8,000ft altitude. This is a very secluded place, yet close to some of Bhutan’s leading points of interest including the National Library and Thimphu Dzong (Trashi Chhoe Dzong).

  • Above: deep forests envelop this remote mountain hideaway retreat.

  • Amankora Thimphu is built in the style of a traditional dzong fortress with whitewashed stone buildings, seamlessly integrated into the surrounding Himalayan wilds. The lodge is designed by acclaimed architect Kerry Hill.

  • The 16 suites all include Bhutanese wood-burning stoves, terrazzo-clad bathtub and traditional wood panelling. All have views of deep pine forests, which you can explore on foot or by bicycle.

  • You are welcome to join Shantum in Amankora Thimphu’s banquet hall for a talk on the life and teachings of the Buddha while enjoying a glass of champagne. Above: Young Bhutanese Buddhist monks.

  • Bhutan is a land of temples and monasteries, deeply touched by Buddhist thought. Thimphu is yours to explore, with your private car, driver and guide. Guests are given a 'top ten' list of experiences to try in each locality. Just tell your driver what you’d like to see.

6
Amanbagh, Alwar, India
  • After lunch on-board your jet, land in Jaipur - the legendary Pink City - where you can spend some time exploring with your private driver and guide, before heading to Amanbagh. Above: The intricately detailed gateway at the Amber Fort.

  • Stately Amanbagh is set in the starkly beautiful foothills of the Aravalli Range, surrounded by more than 80 temples and close to the ancient ruined city of Bhangarh.

  • Echoing the bygone Murghal era, the Garden Haveli Suites are classic Aman - understated with polished stone and marble contrasting against the lush green surrounds. All have domed ceilings, a daybed and vast bathrooms housing a tub carved from a single slab of green marble from Udaipur.

  • Upgrade to a 2,185-square-foot pool pavilion, featuring a spacious garden courtyard and heated swimming pool.

  • Take part in fire meditation, based on the idea that fire is the most pure of the five elements. Participants sit on cushions around a fire called a hawan, which is made up of natural herbs and fragrant wood from the Himalayas. The session consists of chanting the Gayetri mantra, one of the most powerful mantras in Hindu, intended to energise all of the body’s 24 chakras, or centres of spiritual power.

  • Above: Morning Ayurveda yoga sessions at a nearby temple.

  • Above: ‘Fort yoga’ at Amanbagh. Depart at your leisure for Aman-I-Khas (3 hours 30-minute drive). Enjoy a picnic lunch at a scenic spot during the drive across some of Rajasthan’s most ruggedly beautiful terrain.

7
Amanruya, Bodrum, Turkey
  • Your next Aman is Amanruya, a Mediterranean-tinged stone retreat on the Bodrum Peninsula, among the scattered remains of the ancient Greek and Roman eras.

  • With olive groves and meandering pebble pathways, Amanruya has a Mediterranean village-like feel. Each detail is meticulously-designed with local materials including Antalya marble; we particularly like the pergola daybed overlooking the heated private pools.

  • Amanruya’s stone pavilions all open onto picturesque gardens with private swimming pools and open views of the Aegean. Nearly a mile of private pebble beach skirts the base of the resort’s hilltop position.

  • Above: the wine cellar at Amanruya.

  • Visit the medieval Bodrum Castle (above), and take a day trip to Ephesus, a Unesco World Heritage site dating back to the 10th century BC. If you wish, you may also try pottery making, a Turkish tradition since the early days of the Ottoman Empire.

  • Above: The amphitheater at the ancient Hellenic city of Stratonikeia, approximately one hour from Amanruya via private transfer.

  • Visit the quaint artisanal village of Etrim, famous for their hand-knotted carpets.

8
Amanzoe, Peloponnese, Greece
  • To conclude your journey, from the heartlands of feudal Japan to the birthplace of Western civilisation, enjoy a rejuvenating Mediterranean sojourn at Amanzoe, a Classical-inspired hilltop retreat on the Peloponnese peninsula.
    Note: You will be transferred from Athens to Amanzoe by helicopter.

  • This Ed Tuttle-designed resort draws inspiration from ancient Greece with its pared-back aesthetic, strong lines, sand-coloured marble floors and dry stone-clad walls, columns and cornices. Like all Aman resorts, it is designed to create a sense of space, in harmony with its surroundings.

  • Each standalone pavilion opens onto a panoramic terrace with a private plunge pool. Each is accessed via a stone-walled courtyard, leading to a high-ceilinged living area and king-size bed positioned in a marble alcove with views over the Peloponnese countryside.

  • From its hilltop vantage point, 360 degrees of rich Peloponnese countryside, olive groves and Aegean azure unfold before you.

  • Above: The beach club at Amanzoe. You will have the penultimate day at your leisure, and the Remote Lands team advise spending it here. There are four pools, overnight beach cabanas and water sports; the sheltered bay waters are perfect for snorkelling.

  • Above: the strong lines of Amanzoe by aerial drone shot.

  • Above: The storied Hydra Island, where vehicles are prohibited and a slow-paced Mediterranean ethos pervades. A short boat trip from Amanzoe, it’s a special location for a day excursion.

9
Aman Venice, Venice, Italy
  • The last private jet flight delivers you to the venerable Aman Venice, set in one of the city’s great palazzos on the Grand Canal. A befitting finale on the grandest journey.

  • Calm rooms are filled with natural light and dressed in earthy tones of cool grey, ochre, and white. Signature Suites offer elaborate touches with carved ceilings, wood panelling, and silken wall coverings.

  • The only of the great Italian palazzo to feature two gardens, Aman Venice harmonizes its signature tranquillity with Venetian grandeur.

  • In a city of tradition and opulence, Aman Venice celebrates simplicity and authentic flavors in its dishes.

  • Iconic landmarks and hidden gems reveal themselves as you explore Venice how you wish with your private guide.

  • The Grand Canal by gondola, one of the most iconic experiences in the world, done exclusively Aman style.

  • Venice’s art museums are amongst the finest in the world, displaying both historical and modern masterpieces.

Catherine Heald

Co-Founder & Ceo
Remote Lands

Catherine is an adventurer, an Asiaphile and a serial entrepreneur. She describes her greatest fear in life as mediocrity, and her second greatest as boredom -- and the combination being the stimulus for Remote Lands. A former software engineer, technology entrepreneur and founder of three software companies since 1989, she considers herself lucky to have found her true calling at the age of 42, and to have been able to turn her life's passion for Asian travel into her profession.

Wanderlust is in Catherine's blood, inherited from her great-grandparents from Pittsburgh who circumnavigated the world multiple times in the 19th century on Asian art and antique-buying trips. Catherine's Asia obsession began back in 1985 when she read James Clavell's 'Tai Pan' and was instantly smitten. She had already lived in France and had traveled widely throughout Europe, but she had never been to Asia, and was determined to go. In 1987 she flew to Hong Kong with two phone numbers in her pocket and her total savings of $1,000, got a job selling Apple computers, and ended up staying for seven years -- travelling constantly all over Asia and the world for both business and pleasure.

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  • Stay at an unprecedented nine Amans in just one journey.

  • Fly aboard an Airbus 318, fitted with just 19 seats (instead of 130) and furnished with sofas and coffee tables, encouraging a “cocktail party in the sky” atmosphere.

  • Special experiences curated by the Asia travel specialists at Remote Lands.

  • Explore UNESCO World Heritage sites in Asia and Europe.

  • You will have your own private driver and guide at your disposal throughout the journey, allowing you the freedom and flexibility to choose your own path.

The Grandest Tour

March 20 - April 10, 2022

At a Glance
  • Aman Tokyo Tokyo, Japan
    3 Nights
  • Amansara Siem Reap, Cambodia
    2 Nights
  • Amanoi Vinh Hy Bay, Vietnam
    2 Nights
  • Amanpuri Phuket, Thailand
    2 Nights
  • Amankora Thimphu, Bhutan
    3 Nights
  • Amanbagh Alwar
    2 Nights
  • Amanruya Bodrum, Turkey
    2 Nights
  • Amanzoe Peloponese, Greece
    3 Nights
  • Aman Venice Venice, Italy
    3 Nights

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Travel with us and you will experience the finest that Asia has to offer, from the very best hotels to unique experiences with remote cultures far from the beaten path. Our attention to detail, personalized service, creativity, and deep knowledge of Asia set us apart and guarantee you many an enthralling tale of adventure upon your return home.

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The Grandest Tour
Aman Jet Expedition

March 20 - April 10, 2022