New 2019 private jet itinerary, "Cultural Treasures: Around the World by Private Jet," which allows travelers to discover some of the most fascinating people, places and celebrations in the world. The 23-day journey, priced from $129,000 per person double, travels to Japan, Mongolia, Nepal and Bhutan, India, Abu Dhabi, Jordan and Sicily with a staff of expert tour managers, a dedicated flight crew and an onboard physician
Up to 50 guests will travel on a chartered Boeing 757 with fully lie-flat seats, and finish each day in accommodations chosen for their comfort, hospitality and true local character. Guests visit such destinations as Kyoto, Kathmandu and Abu Dhabi. They travel back in time with a traditional Japanese tea ceremony and a private geisha performance, then get a taste of the nomadic life in Mongolia’s Gobi Desert.
During a visit to Nepal, guests can view Mount Everest by helicopter. In Bhutan they get a glimpse into traditional culture, as well as an opportunity to make the pilgrimage to Tiger’s Nest Monastery. After stopping in Agra for a royal banquet and a sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal, guests jet off to Abu Dhabi, the modern city in the United Arab Emirates, before moving to Jordan to experience Bedouin encampments in the Wadi Rum desert and a visit to Petra. The journey ends in Taormina, Sicily, where guests can explore villages from behind the wheel of a vintage Italian sports car.
Private jet travel with Techmiz is filled with invitation-only events, including a tshechu ceremony, a longstanding Bhutanese tradition with masked dancers; a Naadam Games tournament in Mongolia; and an exclusive Sicilian welcome party styled after a traditional wedding, with dancing, music and food, arranged exclusively for Techmiz guests.
Guests also can to personalize their experience with a choice of Design Your Day options, from spa treatments to active outdoor excursions. In Kyoto, they can meet a master swordsman for a hands-on Samurai experience; shop for modern and traditional treasures with a local guide; enjoy a sake tasting in the Fushimi Sake District; or learn the traditional ai-zome indigo dyeing process from a famous artisan.
One of Techmiz’s most experienced tour directors orchestrates the journey from start to finish. On the ground, guests travel in small groups of no more than 16, each led by a tour manager, assisted by expert local guides who share their personal stories and lend insights beyond any guidebook. New for 2019 is an onboard physician who travels with the group. Techmiz’s Travelling Bell Boy service insures luggage is waiting in their rooms when guests arrive.
Accommodations reflect the distinctive character of each destination and offer authentic hospitality. Highlights include a comfortable ger camp in Mongolia; Dwarika’s in Kathmandu, recognized by UNESCO for its extraordinary native woodwork; and accommodations just steps from the archaeological site of Petra. Guests can take advantage of Techmiz
’s complimentary laundry service, Traveller’s Valet midway through the itinerary.
Guests can dine in a 17th-century Japanese castle, with a welcome by armored samurai warriors; sample the flavors of India at a Mughal-themed banquet in Agra; and experience the romance of the desert with a candlelit feast in Little Petra.
A&K’s privately-chartered Boeing 757-200ER features 50 custom-designed Italian leather seats equipped with personal massage system, four-way adjustable headrests and lumbar support, which open to fully lie-flat beds 6.5-foot long (with 79-inch pitch). Additional seating enables guests to socialize in comfort with their traveling companions, while a full privacy screen and extra-high seat back provide undisturbed rest.
Guests enjoy a fully stocked, open bar featuring top-shelf wine and spirits, in addition to first-class meal service with personalized espresso drinks. Completing the in-flight experience is a dedicated cabin crew with a crew-to-guest ratio of 1:7. Amenities onboard are designed to make guests feel at home, including Bose noise-canceling headphones and iPads loaded with music and movies.
Abercrombie & Kent, a private jet pioneer, introduced the first Royal Air Tour in 1989. Today it is one of the most experienced companies in the private jet business, having designed and operated dozens of programs on a variety of luxury aircraft to destinations all over the world, as well as custom-designed jet itineraries for families and private groups.