Ultra-luxury tour operator Remote Lands has partnered with elite hotel brand Aman to provide a small-group private jet journey throughout North America and the Caribbean in 2023. Jenny Southan reports
Demonstrating that the trend Globetrender identified for ‘Private Jet-cations’ is taking off, from January 21, 2023, to February 4, 2023, Remote Lands will be taking a small group of clients on a tour of Aman hotels across the US, Bermuda, Turks and Caicos, and the Dominican Republic.
Lasting 14 nights, the “Adventures in the Americas” journey will take place aboard a specially chartered Global Express 6000 jet for 14 passengers. Along the way, guests will stay in five Aman properties – one in each destination.
The first stay will be two nights at the new Aman New York hotel, which opened this year, and visits in the city will include the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Central Park and the Empire State Building. There will also be a private helicopter tour. Globetrender is surprised Remote Lands is featuring such obvious – and in some cases free – tourist attractions for such (presumably) well travelled clients. Surely the value in booking an exclusive Private Jet-cation would be getting to do things that other tourists wouldn’t?
The next stop will be Amanyara at Turks and Caicos, where guests will be able to go reef snorkelling, kiteboarding and sailing. There will also be a beachside cocktail party with a “well-known marine biologist”, as well as a kayak tour of the island rounds out the stay. The third hotel en route will be Amanera in the Dominican Republic. Here, there will be trips to the towns of Colonial Santo Domingo and Puerto Plata, a private ceviche cooking class with a “top local chef”, reef and wreck diving in Sosua, and a private rum and cigar workshop led by Juan Carlos Albert of cigar brand Arturo Fuente. Back to the US, the private jet will transport guests to Amangiri in the Utah desert, where participants will be able to take a three-hour canyon hike led by a Navajo guide, and see ancient petroglyphs. There will also be the option to try Amangiri’s on-property rock-climbing site, visit Zion National Park, take UTV excursions, hot air balloon rides and a helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon. Spa treatments, cocktails and dinners “inspired by Navajo tribal cuisine” will also be laid on.
The final stop will be Amangani in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where clients can go skiing, dog sledding, snowshoeing and hiking in Yellowstone National Park.
The trip will be hosted by Catherine Heald, CEO and co-founder of Remote Lands.
She says: “My favourite itineraries include lots of scenic and cultural diversity, which Adventures in the Americas has in abundance across five different countries.
“We visit tropical islands, snowcapped mountains, remote deserts, big cities, charming villages, UNESCO World Heritage sites and great natural wonders of the world aboard a gorgeous Global 6000 private jet.”How much will it cost for the two-week excursion? US$112,888 per person, with a single supplement of US$39,888. Remote Lands says children are welcome too. For a family of four, that means you are looking at a vacation costing about half a million dollars.
From Globetrender’s perspective, that’s a lot of money to pay to spend two weeks with people you might not like. Although it can’t be as bad as the Adventures by Disney Private Jet-cations that takes families to 12 Disney resorts around the world back-to-back.
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