Grand Tour of Asia - Air Cruise 2019

The captain has charted his flight plan, the private plane is all set and comfortable, a well-appointed and immaculately dressed crew has welcomed you aboard — find your reserved seat, and get ready for unforgettable discoveries.

This unique voyage, featuring the epitome of an air cruise and the quintessence of Asia, brings 9 magical destinations together to offer you an incredibly diverse panorama of an entire continent’s landscapes, cultures and savors.

In the comfort of your private jet, you will visit Kyoto and plunge into its contrasts of history, modernity and new horizons. A quick flight will then transport you from the land of the Rising Sun to the land of the Great Wall. You are now in Xi’an, in the heart of the Qin dynasty, already experiencing its opulence and contrasts! Dive into the wild world of Macao gambling, then relax in the Buddhist serenity of Laos before feeling the emotion of the Khmer Empire and the temples of Angkor. Then comes the splendor of Jaipur, in the land of the Maharajas. Still in Asia, your next stop is the desert of Oman, with its incredible oases and the legendary hospitality of the Bedouin people. And you arrive in Central Asia to follow the Silk Road to Samarkand, a discovery that will perfectly top off this Tour of Wonders.

Sumptuous and fascinating, moving and sophisticated: this Air Cruise will become one of your most memorable voyages. Let yourself be transported!

If you would like to receive a brochure and find out about all the options on this Asia Trip, please fill in the contact form.

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ITINERARY

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Kyoto

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Our private jet takes off for Kyoto, the former imperial capital of Japan. In its historic city center, the maze of streets dating from the Middle Ages will carry us back to the time of the Samurai. It’s not unusual to see Japanese people out for a walk, wearing kimonos and carrying oil-paper umbrellas. Then a stroll through the haven of greenery around Kinkaku-ji, the Temple of the Golden Pavilion, to see its reflection illuminate the surrounding lake. A moment of meditation in the famous dry garden of the Ryōan-ji Zen temple, a pause to sample the delicacies of Japanese cuisine — Kyoto offers you a wealth of experiences. From one imperial capital to another: you will visit Nara and see the majestic Tōdai-ji temple, featuring an immense Buddha with an uncanny expression and deer roaming freely throughout the grounds. You will also tour the architectural complex of Kōfuku-ji, a family temple dating from 669. Japan has what it takes to charm you!

Day 1 : Paris - Osaka (Flight Time 12h00)

Afternoon departure. Night flight.

Day 2 : Kyoto

Midday arrival in Osaka. Continuing on to Kyoto. Hotel check-in and orientation tour in the historic Gion district, followed by a traditional Japanese dinner.

Day 3 : Kyoto

A day in Kyoto, including visits to the Temples of the Golden and the Silver Pavilions and to Ryōan-ji.

 

Xi'an

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A quick flight takes us to the Eastern terminus of the Silk Road in the former capital of imperial China, the city of Xi’an. We will discover the walls built during the Ming Dynasty, the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, the Stele Forest and the Great Mosque of Xi’an. Your exploration of Xi’an will culminate in a visit to the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor, with its world-renowned terracotta army composed of 6,000 life-size figures of warriors and horses. Although the site is over 2,000 years old, it was only discovered in 1974 by local peasants who were digging a well. To highlight your stay in China, we’ve reserved a magical setting, filled a magnificent banquet table with refined and sophisticated Chinese dishes served only on special occasions, and included other delightful surprises.

Day 4 : Nara and flight Osaka - Xi’an (Flight time 4h10)

Discover Nara: the deer park, the Tōdai-ji Temple and its five-story pagoda, home to the giant Buddha Daibutsu, the Kasuga Shinto shrine with its thousands of lanterns, and the Kōfuku-ji pagoda.

Late afternoon departure for Xi’an.

Day 5 : Xi'an

Visit to the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, the modern district and the Muslim neighborhood with its incredible Chinese-style mosque. The afternoon will be devoted to visiting the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor and its terracotta army. Gala dinner with entertainment.

 

Macau

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While you are still dazzled by the splendors of China, our airplane will continue its flight across the ancient Asian continent to our next destination, Macao. A former dependency at the edge of the Portuguese empire, Macao was returned to China in 1999, after 400 years of Western colonization. A place of contrasts, with the businesslike atmosphere of a Chinese city and the nonchalance of a Mediterranean town, Macao never fails to make an impression. You will stroll through the old city filled with houses decorated with Portuguese painted tiles and iron grilles on their windows. You will also see the ultramodern television tower and the reclaimed coastline with its huge casino resort hotels. Bustling with activity at all hours of the day and night, Macao is a city where a church sits next door to a Chinese temple — all forms of divine grace are welcome. Yet Macao has also been called a “Gambling Hell” in films and novels. Your private jet will make a stop in this sultry city.

 Day 6 : Xi'an - Macau (Flight time 3h00)

Morning departure for Macao. An afternoon of discovery in the old Portuguese district of the city. Dinner and a show.

 

Luang Prabang

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A short morning flight of less than two hours will take you to the place where the Nam Khan river flows into the languid Mekong: the location of the sleepy hamlet of Luang Prabang. Here, the pace of life is set by the prayers of the city’s many Buddhist temples. The devotion of the residents has endured through the country’s recent upheavals. From the Wat Xieng Thong temple to the former royal palace, which is now a museum, Luang Prabang offers you lasting memories of an enchanted interlude on the way to Cambodia.

Day 7 : Macau - Luang Prabang - Siem Reap (Flight time 2h15 + 1h40)

A morning flight of barely two hours lets you discover the most important sites in the city and sample traditional Laotian cuisine. At the end of the afternoon, a quick flight to Siem Reap in Cambodia.

Angkor

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Here you will discover one of the world’s most beautiful architectural sites… Angkor Wat. The ruins of more than 300 temples await you, strewn throughout the heart of the jungle of giant kapok trees. Following in the footsteps of the French explorers Pierre Loti and Henri Mouhot, and, more recently, the novelist André Malraux, we will visit the site’s main temples: Ta Prohm and its trees whose giant snake-like roots grip its ancient stones, Bayon with its enigmatic carved faces, and Angkor Wat, its perfect lines a testimony to the skill of the twelfth-century Khmers who built it. After the sumptuous surroundings of these sacred spaces, you will have a chance to experience yet another new celebration: the dance of the Apsaras.

Day 8 : Angkor

A full day to visit the most important temples, including Bayon and Ta Phrom. In the evening, a dinner show featuring Apsara dancing in a magical setting.

 

Jaipur

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Your jet now heads west. You will alight in Rajasthan, to admire the traces of the Mongols and enjoy an evening filled with incredible wonders. The “Pink City of India” is filled with beauty, with the cornices of the impressive Amer Fort overlooking its palaces and market stalls. Atop the fort’s ramparts, you will see the lake, with its bathing elephants, the city of Amer with its magnificent Hindu temple, and then the great city on the horizon. You will have the chance to take a stroll and, when evening comes, you will experience the perfection of a splendid welcome filled with the invaluable moments that royal families still know how to create!

Day 9 : Angkor - Jaipur (Flight time 3h40)

A morning flight to Jaipur and an afternoon of discovery, with visits to the observatory and the Hawa Mahalor “Palace of Winds.”

Day 10 : Jaipur

A day devoted to exploring Jaipur and its treasures, the Amer Fort and a very exclusive gala evening.

 

Muscat

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There has been just enough time to appreciate the lovely images of Southeast Asia. Your private plane lands next in one of the most beautiful locations of the Persian Gulf and Asia Minor: the Sultanate of Oman. A desert of dunes in a thousand golden hues. A sea of deep sapphire blue, reminiscent of jewels once ferried by dhows, along with spices and other treasures. White cities beaten by the rays of the sun. Fragile mountains with jagged peaks…. All this in a land that has preserved the traditions of Bedouin hospitality. In the historic city district, we will explore bazaars filled with the perfumes of frankincense and myrrh, passages packed with shops overflowing with surprising goods. You will see the amazing mansions of the rich shopkeepers of Muscat, who made their fortunes trading spices and precious metals with Zanzibar and the Indies. It is another completely different and absorbing experience. The sense of hospitality runs deep, nature is powerful, colors are dazzling. Your voyage to Asia will reveal so many unexpected contrasts.

Day 11 : Jaipur - Muscat (Flight time 3h30) 

After a three-and-a-half-hour morning flight, the magic of time zones allows a beautiful day to see Muscat: from the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, with its exquisite wealth of artistry and precious metalwork, to a stroll through the winding passages of the traditional Muttrah bazaar.

Day 12 : A crazy day

Our itinerary includes: The Grand Mosque, a desert, lunar landscapes, luxurious vegetation, volcanic canyons, a crater, crystalline waters and an evening worthy of the legendary hospitality of the Bedouin people.

 

Samarkand

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Following in the footsteps of Alexander the Great and Tamerlane, our plane next takes us to Samarkand, a timeless city found at the intersection of ancient cultures. Caravansaries, mosques and mausoleums covered with mosaics of earthenware tiles, in shades of true blue that are masterful examples of Umayyad creativity. In addition to its fabulous architecture, which is classed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, Samarkand offers you the opportunity to experience the perfumes and spices of its bazaars, which have inherited the Silk Road traditions treasured by Marco Polo.

Day 13 : Mascat - Samarkand (Flight time 4h30) 

We head north this morning. A few hours on our private jet and we touch down gently in Samarkand for an orientation tour, a dinner and your first night in Central Asia.

Day 14 : Samarkand

A day filled with discovery: Registan square, Ulugh Beg and Sher-Dor Madrasahs, the Tilya-Kori mosque, the Shah-i-Zinda necropolis and the Siyob Bazaar. Your dinner will be a celebration of music and dancing.

   

12th May : Samarkand - Paris (Flight time 6h30)

A late-morning flight to Paris CDG airport, where you will land, at the end of the evening, at the final terminus of this exceptional voyage.

You have just experienced the most amazing trip through time, civilisations and the wonders of Asia.

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YOUR HOTELS

Kyoto : 

Espace and Club Safrans :  Kyoto Hotel Okura 

La Première Classe : The Ritz Carlton Kyoto

 

Xi'an : 

Espace and Club Safrans : Sofitel Xian On Renmin Square

La Première Classe : Sofitel Legend Peoples Grand Hotel Xian

 

Macau : 

Espace and Club Safrans : The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel

La Première Classe : Wynn Macao

 

Angkor : 

Espace and Club Safrans : Hotel Sofitel Angkor

La Première Classe : Belmond La Residence d’Angkor

 

Jaipur : 

Espace and Club Safrans : The Raj Palace

La Première Classe : Taj Rambagh Palace

 

Muscat : 

Espace and Club Safrans : Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa

La Première Classe : Ritz Carlton Hotel Al Bustan

 

Samarkand : 

Espace and Club Safrans : Registan Plaza Hotel

La Première Classe : Emirkhan Hotel

  

PRICE & CONDITIONS

Price per person :

17 500 €*  Espace Safrans / 24 900 €*  Club Safrans / 35 900 €*  Première Classe

World Tour - Air Cruise 2019

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You’re just a quick flight away from discovering the wonders of the world. With a new universe to explore every three days, step onboard a breathtaking panoramic view of the planet. This unique experience is so much more than a simple encounter with mythical places.
A kaleidoscope! A human adventure to share with a few, favored companions! A fabulously colorful celebration in incredible settings...and then, when night falls, the calm of elegant hotels that are themselves the stuff of dreams.
Be transported, forget your baggage. Only care about opening yourself to the incomparable and unforgettable scenery unfolding before you.
Take time to relish the atmosphere of the singular comfort of a private plane, moving you from one destination to the next. Enjoy the magic of delicious meals on board, created especially for you by our chef, paired with fine wines wisely picked by our sommelier and served by our onboard crew.
Only an Air Cruise in Private Jet allows you to grasp the world as a whole, to feel the majesty of Rio’s Guanabara Bay, the lost citadel of Machu Picchu, the legends of Easter Island. To discover the treasures of French Polynesia, choose to stay in Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora, or even Tetiaroa, home to one of on of the world’s most sumptuous resorts: The Brando. Keep on broadening your horizon with the clear blue of the Great Barrier Reef, the emerald of Hạ Long Bay, the gold of the Myanmar stupas, the immaculate white of the Taj Majal... Soon enough the ocher of Petra will greet you to culminate this journey of a lifetime.
Everything is included, we take care of everything up to the smallest detail. And why not personalizing your World Tour since we offer you the possibility to do so and modify the program by choosing among our Alternative programs. Up for an helicopter or a balloon flight? A short break in a timeless setting or a day filled with surprises?
Chose between the Espace Safrans, the comfortable seat of the Club Safrans, or the complete luxury of the Première Safrans. This one and only option that offers, among other things, accommodation in exclusive legendary hotels, a voyage on the Hiram Bingham Luxury Train in Peru, a 4-night stay in Bora Bora and a magical morning on the waters of Ha Long Bay.

 

Welcome on board our private plane: we are taking off for an Air Cruise around the World !

 

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Rio de Janeiro

Rio

Today is a big day, one that you will always remember: it’s the first day of your World Tour with Safrans du Monde. An unforgettable Air Cruise aboard our exclusive private plane. A devoted team completely at your service welcomes you on board and shows you to your designated seat. Our chef has prepared a special menu to mark the inaugural meal of this memorable voyage. Make youtself comfortable while you cross over the Atlantic and there you are, at our first destination : Rio de Janeiro. Its legendary Copacabana beach, Sugarloaf Mountain, Corcovado, lagoon and more all await you. And to close this first day experience the energy and joie de vivre of an excluscive evening of Brazilian festivity.

Your tours and visits (included in the price)

October 26 : Paris - Rio de Janeiro

And here you are. The great departure date for your World Tour has arrived. You are going to step into your private jet and take off for Rio de Janeiro. Lunch will be served on board, at the end of the afternoon you will be in Brazil, settled into your hotel where dinner will be served.

Octover 27 : Rio de Janeiro

You are ready to start your exploration of the wonders of the World ! For this first day you are going on an orientation and discovery tour of Rio de Janeiro. Throughout the various stages of the day you are going to enjoy the sight from Sugar Loaf Mountain and encounter the Christ the Redeemer statue on the imposing Corcovado mountains that watch over the Bay. You could even fly over Rio by helicopter (additionnal fee applies). You will get a taste of the Brazilian atmosphere, during your Carioca lunch and then your Opening Special dinner with a samba show in a privileged setting.

 

Alternative programs - 27 october (additional fee)

  • Helicopter flight over Rio (departing from Sugarloaf Mountain).
  • Day tour to Petropolis, the imperial cuty (full day).
  • Samba Day
  • Surprise experience day.

Your hotels - 2 nights

Espace & Club Safrans : Hilton Rio de Janeiro Copacabana 5*

Première Safrans : Belmond Copacabana 5*

Your Flight

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October 26 : Paris CDG – Rio de Janeiro
Take-off : Morning | Landing : late afternoon
Flight time 11:25

The Macchu Picchu

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At this destination, you can choose between:

  • A stay in a hotel at sea level in the Pacific coast city of Lima and visit Peru dynamic capital, with its UNESCO World Heritage listed old city.
  • A stay in the Sacred Valley, located at almost 2,800 meters (9,200 feet) above sea level, visiting Cuzco, the capital of the Incas. Then travel through the stunning Cordillera of the Andes to Machu Picchu, on the Vistadome train or, if you have chosen Première Safrans, on the Belmond Hiram Bingham Luxury Train. You will arrive at the heart of one of the planet’s most impressive and mysterious citadels...and your World Tour has only just begun!

Your tours and visits (included in the price)

October 28 : Rio de Janeiro - Lima - Cuzco

You are flying off to Cusco via Lima this morning.

If you choose to stay in Lima, you will enjoy a tour of the Larco museum to wonder in front of precolombian pieces of art. End your day with a dinner in one of the most deemed restaurant of Lima, where traditionnal cuisine unite with contemporary gastronomy.

If you choose to push forward to Cusco , your discovery of the Inca heritage will start upon landing, on your way to your somptuous hotel nestled in the heart of the Sacred Valley.

October 29 : Machu Picchu or Lima

If you choose to stay in Lima , your guide will show you to the "city of the kings" for a visit of the Cathedral and Santo Domingo covent, symbols of the glorious past of the city. You will then have lunch in a typical hacienda before heading for a stroll in the craft market. Dinner at your hotel.

If you choose to stay in Cusco , You will experience a train trip with panoramic views of the extraordinary scenery of the Cordillera and ride across the Sacred Valley and its picturesque villages to reach the Machu Picchu.

If you are travelling in Espace or Club Safrans,  you will have will have your seat in the panoramic Vistadome train.

If you are travelling in Première Safrans, you will have the opportunity to live an out of time travel on board the luxurious Belmond Hiram Bingham.

Your guide will tell you the secrets of the Amazing citadel of the Incas, its legends and the ingenuity of it's architects. Lunch in Agua Calientes (train terminus). You will have dinner when you return to the hotel or onboard the Hiram Bingham for passengers of Première Safrans.

 

Alternative programs - 29 october (additional fee)

  • A day in the Sacred Valley of the Incas : Moray Inca historical site, Chinchero (instead of Machu Picchu excursion).
  • Surprise experience day

Your hotels - 2 nights

LIMA : Belmond Miraflores Park 5*

or

RIO SAGRADO  :

Espace & Club Safrans : Tambo del Inka 5*

Première Safrans : Belmond Rio Sagrado 5*

Your flight

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October 28 :  Rio de Janeiro - Lima - Cuzco
Take-off : Morning | Landing at Cuzco : early afternoon
Flight time 5:45 & 1:20

Easter Island

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Less than 6 hours after leaving Peru, your private jet touches down at the end of the world, in a place filled with buried secrets: Easter Island (or Rapa Nui in Polynesian). You will visit all of the Island’s mysterious places, from the Rano Kau volcano to the moai statues of Ahu Tahai and Ahu Akivi. Admire the spirit of the island’s wild horses and the beauty of a magical sunset on the Ocean, experience an enchanting Rapa festival celebration in a truly exceptional setting and feel Easter Island's magnetism and spirit.

Your tours and visits (included in the price)

 October 30 : Cuzco - Lima - Easter Island

This morning, your private jet will take you to Easter Island! Enjoy a lunch cooked by our Chef before landing on this mysterious, well-preserved, island, feeling as if you had reached the very end of the earth. Your guide introduce you to the Rano Kau volcano, the famous Tahai Moais statues and legends of Polynesian antique civilisations. Finish your day with an experience of the magic of a Rapa Nui show under a starlit sky!

Your hotels - 1 night

Espace et Club Safrans : Iorana Hotel / Manutara Hotel / Otai Hotel

Première Safrans : Explora Rapa Nui or Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa

Your flight

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October 30 : Cuzco - Lima - Easter Island
Take-off : Morning | Landing : after lunch.
Flight time : 1:25 & 5:30

French Polynesia

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You may find it hard to say goodbye to the world’s most mysterious Island, yet your next destination is another ocean paradise, the Leeward Islands. You land in Tahiti, where you will stay for four nights. Your program of activities includes an Island Tour and a day on the island of Moorea to see the manta rays and the exquisite scenery overlooking Cook’s Bay. You will also be charmed by the ukulele that accompanies traditional Tahitian songs and the tamure. Your time in Polynesia will be filled with exotic dreams.

If you have chosen Première Safrans, you will stay in Bora Bora, and if you have already visited French Polynesia you can take advantage of one of our Alternative programs (for an additional fee), for example spending several nights in the Tuamotus Islands, on Moorea, on Bora Bora, in the Marquesas Islands, or even at the legendary luxury resort The Brando on the island of Tetiaroa.

Your tours and visits (included in the price)

October 31 : Easter Island - Papeete

A last glance on the Island of Giants, a exquisite lunch in the sky prepared by the onboard Chef and your jet is already landing in French Polynesia. If you are travelling in Espace or Club Safrans you will check in your somptuous hotel in Tahiti and enjoy a relaxing day on the beach. If you are travelling in Première Safrans you will fly off to spend some time at leisure on a 4-nights stay in Bora Bora.

November 1 : Tahiti

This morning, we invite you to an excursion around the Island of Tahiti, starting  with the splendid panoramic view from the Taharaa to the botanical gardens via the Arahoho Blowhole, One Tree Hill and the magnificent Vaipahi gardens. The greenery is lush and shelters a beautiful waterfall. You will have the time to enjoy lunch in the midst of all these sights before continuing to luxuriate in the beauty of the Vaipahi gardens. This sublime day will cometo an end with a trip to the Maraa caves.

November 2 : Tahiti - Moorea - Tahiti

This morning, on board a super express hydrofoil you will reach Moorea Island to experience an amazing day. Admire the most beautiful nooks and crannies on the island and discover all its secrets. Drink in the atmosphere imbued with ukeleles and the Vahine, from the lookout to Opunohu and Cook Bays, against a backdrop of Polynesian tattoos and omnipresent flowers. You will then enjoy a free afternoon on the beach and savour its turquoise water in an idyllic setting.

November 3 : Tahiti

Day at leisure. In the evening your Tahitian experience will be topped off with a dinner dance show.

 

Alternative programs - (additional fee)

  • Stay for four nights on Moorea (instead of Papeete) at the 5-star Sofitel Moorea la Ora Beach Resort 5*. At your arrival in Tahiti, you will take-off to Moorea for a 4-night stay.
  • Stay for four nights on Tetiaroa (instead of Papeete) at The Brando, a superb 5-star luxury resort. At your arrival in Tahiti, you will take-off to Tetiaroa Island for a 4-night stay at The Brando, a unique gem lost in the Pacific, to enjoy the epitome of luxury and exception.
  • Stay for three nights on Bora Bora (instead of Papeete) at the Conrad Bora Bora Nui 5*.
     (included in Première Safrans) At your arrival in Tahiti, you will take-off to Bora Bora for 4 days at leisure.
  • November 1 or 3 : Inland excursion on the Island (Tahiti). Experience true nature and culture of French Polynesia bigest island. After a 4x4 ride accross the lush Papenoo valley, you will travel trough the Southern Island until you reach the Vaihiria lake, the only lake of the island.

Your hotels - 4 nights

Espace & Club Safrans :
Intercontinental Tahiti Resort & Spa 5*

Première Safrans :
Intercontinental Bora Bora Resort & Spa 5*

Your flight

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October 31 : Easter Island – Tahiti
Take-off : late morning | Landing : early afternoon
Flight time : 6:05

Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef

Reef

Today you will experience something that is the very essence of a World Tour: crossing the International Date Line. This bewildering event defies description; it’s something that has to be lived. Turn back your watch and move your calendar forward, because today will be longer than yesterday...and yet your plane will touch down tomorrow at almost the same time that you took off. It’s mind-boggling!

As soon as you alight, you will get to know the kangaroos and the koalas of Kuranda and then have the opportunity to encounter the indigenous aboriginal community. The next day will be devoted to the Great Barrier Reef, a UNESCO World Heritage site of “exceptional natural beauty.” You will explore the Coral Sea in a submarine and go snorkeling in the crystalline waters. Be sure to bring your camera!

Your tours and visits (included in the price)

November 4 & 5 : Tahiti - Cairns

With the scent of you flower garden still lingering after your Polynesian experience, you will go back to your seat on the private jet, with destination Australia. It is now time for you to experience the magical, unforgettable moment in the World Tour, crossing the International Date Line. Unbelievable your are now travelling through time.

As soon as you arrive, which should be in the middle of the day, you will be taken to your hotel and then make a short visit to Kouranda. This old Australian mining town whose picturesque little train and Barron Falls make it a must-visit location in the region, will give you the opportunity to encounter Koalas and Kangaroos. Your day will end with your first dinner in Australia.

November 6 : Great Barrier Reef

Today you are leaving for the Grand Barrier Reef, the amazing UNESCO Site of Outstanding Natural Beauty. You will enjoy lunch during your excursion in the middle of these turquoise waters and, first of all, you will have the opportunity to sail on the coral sea. You will then be able to scuba-dive or go on a submarine to take a look at this whole microcosm. There is something for everyone. You will then go back onto dry land to have dinner.

 


Alternative programs - Nobember 6 (additional fee)

  • Helicopter flight over the Great Barrier Reef.
  • Surprise day tour.
  • And to make your visit to the Great Barrier Reef the occasion of a very romantic getaway, we recommend a stay on secluded Bedarra Island.
  • "Private Sandy Quay" Excursion 
  • Discover Daintree tropical Forest 
  • Fly and ride at Cape Tribulation 

Your hotels - 2 nights

Espace Safrans & Club Safrans
Pullman Cairns International 5*

Première Safrans
The Reef Casino Hotel 5*

Your flight

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November 4 & 5 : Papeete – Cairns
Take-off : morning | Landing : late next day morning
Flight Time 7:30

Hanoi and Ha Long Bay

Halong

You will land in Vietnam to discover the most exotic, vibrant and resonant corners of Asia.
The exuberant city of Hanoi offers a fascinating mix of the ultramodern and ancestral traditions that have persisted throughout a tumultuous history. Your extended stay in this destination includes visits to the Temple of Literature, the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and a trip in a rickshaw. You will also have a day trip in the extraordinary Ha Long Bay or, if you have chosen Première Safrans, you will spend the night on a luxury floating hotel. Even if you think you know the city well, we have plenty of surprises in store for you!

Your tours and visits (included in the price)

November 7 : Cairns – Hanoi

This morning you are taking off for Vietnam, and you will enjoy a sumptuous lunch on board the jet before landing in Hanoï a few hours later. Once again you will experience a wonderful change of scenery and discover a new culture.

November 8 : Hanoï (Halong)

You will be offered the great opportunity to visit the mysterious Halong Bay today. You will sail between the small islands and come across fishing village and caves, all bathed in a strange, enigmatic atmosphere which is sure to enchant you. Return to Hanoï at the end of your day. If you are travelling in Première Safrans , you will enjoy a magic moment by spending a night on a luxurious traditionnal Vietnamese boat in the middle of the quiet bay. 

November 9 : Hanoï

Hanoï is going to display its most traditional side to you. You will visit the Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, the Temple of Literature as well as the Tran Quoc Pagoda, which is the oldest in the city. You will also have the opportunity to travel on a rickshaw through the town and you will have lunch and some free time to stroll around the old quarters. You will then return and enjoy a Vietnamese dinner. If you are travelling in Première Classe, this second day will be spent sailing in the Halong Bay before you return to the capital to enjoy a gastronomic Vietnamese dinner.

 

Alternative programs - November 8 or 9 (additional fee)

  • A day in Ninh Binh (terrestrial Ha Long Bay)
  • Surprise day tour

Your hotels - 3 nights

Espace Safrans & Club Safrans
Melia Hanoi 5*

Première Safrans
Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoï 5*
Jonque de Luxe (Baie d’Halong) 5*

Your flight

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November 7  : Cairns - Hanoï
Take-off : Morning | Landing : after lunch
FLight time : 7:30

Mandalay and Bagan

Bagan

A short flight of less than two hours in your private jet, and once again your surroundings are transformed. You touch down in the heart of Myanmar, the birthplace of Buddhism. You are going to discover Mandalay and the surprising Kuthodaw Pagoda, where the “world’s largest book” is engraved into the marble of its 729 stupas, along with the timeless Shwenandaw Monastery, intricately carved in teak. You will also traverse the Irrawaddy River to visit the entrancing village of Mingun. Then you’re on to Bagan, with its incredible valley of 2,000 temples, including the Shwezigon Pagoda and Manuha Temple, which you can choose to view from the vantage of a hot air balloon (optional, for an additional fee). You will succumb to the charm of traditional singing and dancing, which will forever endear this wonderland to you.

Your tours and visits (included in the price)

November 10 : Hanoï - Mandalay

This morning you are setting off for Burma, arriving at Mandalay midday after a short flight. You will have the opportunity to explore this city that is considered to be the cradle of Burmese culture and Buddhist teaching. The programme will take you on a visit of the Shwenandaw Monastery and then of the Kuthodaw Pagoda where you will wonder at the largest engraved book in the world. Everything is peaceful here, like the sun setting over the river. This is a sublime prelude to your dinner which will be followed by a show where you will be enraptured by the dancers with their Burmese songs and instruments. This is surely the best way to absorb local culture.

November 11 : Mandalay

For your second day in Burma you will set off in small groups to learn about local traditions when you reach the ancient village of Mingun. You will climb aboard small traditional Burmese boats to cross the mythical Irrawaddy river. You will visit the Pondawphaya and Settawya pagodas and then you will discover that famous Mingun bell, one of the heaviest bells in the world that is still intact. After lunch, you will explore Ava Island and enjoy a trip in a horse and carriage and get a feel for the former city of princes. You will then visit the ancient Maha Aungmyay Bonzan Monstery and the beautiful wooden Bagaya Monastery. You can enhance your evening and dinner by shopping at the local artisanal market.

November 12 : Mandalay - Bagan

Bagan tour.

 

Alternative programs - (additional fee)

  • 11 November - Surprise day tour in Mandalay
  • 12 November - Hot-air balloon flight over Bagan (included for Première Safrans)

Your hotels

MANDALAY (2 nights)

Espace Safrans et Club Safrans :
Eastern Palace Mandalay 5*

Première Safrans :
Mandalay Hill Resort

 BAGAN (1 night)

Espace Safrans & Club Safrans :
Heritage Bagan 5*

Première Safrans :
Aureum Palace Hotel & Resort

Your flight

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November 10 : Hanoï - Mandalay
Take-off : morning | Landing : early afternoon
Flight time 1:50

Agra and the Taj Mahal

Taj

The passion of Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal is etched into the white marble of one of the Wonders of the World: the Taj Mahal, the very symbol of the purity of undying love. It is one of the magnetic places that inhabit our dreams, which we imagine, visit, and never leave, always remaining enraptured by its perfect architectural symmetry and the richness of its sumptuous ornamentation. You’re in the heart of fascinating India, about to experience an opulent celebration: you’re on a World Tour!

Your tours and visits (included in the price)

November 13 : Mandalay - Agra

This morning, your private jet will get you to India. As soon as you touch indian soil, you will head to the fabulous Taj Mahal, with its captivating symetry and the serenity that emanates from it. You will then be taken to your hotel, welcomed by traditionnal dance and music in a festive atmosphere. This evening, dicover the Moghul culture, with the finest tastes of Indian gastronomy.

 

 

Your hotels - 1 night

Espace & Club Safrans : ITC Mughal 5*

Première Safrans : The Oberoi Amarvillas 5*

Your flight

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November 13 : Mandalay - Agra
Take-off : morning | Landing : after lunch.
Flight time 3:00

Petra

Petra

Spectacular! Carved into time just as it is carved into the incredibly colorful stone, this monument lives up to the glory of its name: “The Treasury.” Petra is a beautiful testimony to the history of the Nabataeans, who have intrigued and inspired so many world travelers. So much to see: amazing canyons, the desert at Wadi Rum, all in shades of pink and red. When evening falls, your voyage culminates in a final celebration created especially for you. Under the stars, in this most sumptuous and moving of settings, you will delight in a true Arabian Nights festival to cap off your World Tour.

Your tours and visits (included in the price)

November 14 : Agra - Aqaba

At the end of the morning you’ll have a quick flight to take you to Aqaba. By the time you have finished your on-board lunch you will be in the land of the Nabataeans, a nomadic people who were travellers ahead of their time. You will then travel along the road of kings and have time to appreciate the unique scenery before finally reaching the amazing city of Petra.

November 15 : Petra

This morning you will wake up impatient to see the most exceptional sight that the famous city of Petra has for you, the treasure that is half-built and half-sculpted out of rock and out of time. You will explore the marvels of this place and stroll between those warmly coloured rocks which are so imbued with history. Surrounded by scenery that could be from a movie-set, you will understand how sensitive these nomadic people are when you see the delicate sculptures they have made out of the rock. You will have lunch and then continue exploring. Dinner itself will also reflect the traditions of this new culture which has come to augment the scope of culture experienced in this World Trip.

We have planned the ultimate event for this last evening, set against a fantastically poignant background. You will enjoy a sumptuous party under the stars, as exotic as the Arabian Nights, and as fabulous as your World Trip.

November 16 : Wadi Rum - Aqaba - Paris

Today you are going to meet the Wadi Rum desert Bedouins. You are going to explore the fantastic scenery of a huge desert of undulating sand dunes in a 4x4. You will share your lunch with our hosts at a camp, very close to the local people, so you can observe their lifestyle at close quarters and understand their traditions. After this moving, dazzling experience you will once again board your private jet, this time to fly back to France. After your flight time and dinner you will be back in the French capital and World Trip will be at an end.

 

 

Your hotels - 2 nights

Espace & Club Safrans : Mövenpick Resort Aqaba 5*

La Première : Kempinski Resort Aqaba 5*

Your flight

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November 14 : Agra – Aqaba
Take-off :  morning | Landing : after lunch
Flight time 3:00

November 16 : Aqaba – Paris
Take-off : evening | Landing : late evening
Flight time 5:00

You have just experienced the most amazing trip through time, civilisations and the wonders of the world.

YOUR PRIVATE JET

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PRICE AND CONDITIONS

Price per person :

24 500 € Espace Safrans / 34 500€ Club Safrans / 53 000 € Première Classe

Our prices include:

  • A 22-day Air Cruise in a private plane from Paris to Paris, accommodation in a shared double room at indicated 5-star hotels or similar (4-star hotel on Easter Island), with different hotels for Première Safrans travelers. Full board of 3 meals per day, some of which are in-flight, starting with lunch on the first day and continuing to dinner on the final day. Beverages when on board the Private jet: champagne, liquors, wine, beer, soft drinks etc., and beverages with meals (wine, mineral water, beer and soft drinks). All airport transfers, excursions and visits as indicated in the tour program, including coach, minibus, boat, 4x4, train, and hydroplane travel, with local tour guides who speak English, French, or another language for passengers who do not speak English or French (for groups of 10 or more participants who speak that same language). Paris to Paris round- trip, the services of a Cruise Director with a team of professional staff, and a French physician. Evening entertainment events, as indicated in the program. Handling of all customs and border formalities and luggage. Baggage handling and transport. Baggage allowance, per person: 1 bag weighing 23 kg (50 lbs.) in Espace Safrans and Club Safrans, 2 bags weighing 23 kg (50 lbs.) each in Première Safrans. Tips. Repatriation assistance insurance for EU residents, airport taxes, and issuance and visa fees.

Our prices do not include:

  • Beverages in addition to those included in the program (bars, minibars, etc.). Expenditures of a personal nature (telephone, laundry, etc.). Optional cancellation insurance: 6% of the total price of the tour.

Optional extras (subject to availability):

Alternate programs: see details on www.safransdumonde.com

  • Double hotel room for a single person: additional fees of €2,450 for Espace Safrans;€3,050 for Club Safrans; or €6,400 for Première Safrans.
  • Duo of window seats (side-by-side seats, 1 window seat + 1 aisle seat): additional fee of €1,500.
  • Three seats for 2 passengers in the central block of seats (Espace Safrans): additional fee of €3,500.
  • Junior suite accommodations: additional fee of €4,500 per person and starting at €7,500 for Première Safrans hotels (please contact us for further information).
  • Excursions at tour destinations with private guides and vehicles: additional fee of €10,000 per person (on the basis of 2).
  • Small group excursions, from a minimum of 14 people to 16 people maximum: additional fee of €2,000 per person.
  • Pre-tour and post-tour Paris travel package, including International flights in Economy Class, 3 transfers and 2 nights in a 4-star hotel: €1950 per person.
  • Cancellation insurance: 6% of the trip price (available for EU citizens only).

Formalities:

  • For informational purposes only, for French nationals as of December 10, 2018: a biometric passport valid for 6 months after the date of return is required. Visa formalities on-site for Vietnam, Myanmar, India and Jordan. No vaccines are required.

Conditions of Registration:

The registration form, duly completed and signed, and:

  • First deposit of 30% to be paid at time of reservation
  • Second deposit of 20% to be received before June 26, 2019
  • Payment of the remaining balance to be received before August 26, 2019

Insurance:

  • Cancellation insurance is optional but highly recommended. It can be taken out when booking, for 6% of the total price of the trip (for EU citizens only). For detailed policy terms and conditions, please refer to the April International Voyage brochure provided at the time of subscription. Assistance / baggage / repatriation insurance: included in the price of the tour. Professional Liability Insurance: provided to Safrans du Monde by Hiscox France, 19, rue Louis Legrand, 75002 Paris, in the amount of €2,000,000, HA RCP Policy 0238795, and covering the professional civil liability that Safrans du Monde may incur as a travel operator, within the terms and limits of the aforementioned policy.

Conditions of Cancellation:

  • All cancellations must be submitted by registered letter with acknowledgment of delivery and will incur the following cancellation fees as of the date of reception of this same letter:
  • 180 days or more before the departure date: 10% of the price of the trip
  • From 179 days to 120 days before the departure date: 30% of the price of the trip
  • From 119 days to 90 days before the departure date: 40% of the price of the trip From
  • 89 days to 60 days before the departure date: 50% of the price of the trip From
  • 59 days to 30 days before the departure date: 75% of the price of the trip
  • Less than 30 days before the departure date: 100% of the price of the trip

Prices and Conditions of Application:

  • Our prices are firm and are payable in Euro; however, they can be revised, in accordance with the conditions described below and the terms of the general conditions of sale of article R.211-12 of the French Code of Tourism, which can be found on the back of the Registration Form appended to this brochure. Our prices are established with reference to the economic conditions prevailing on November 10, 2017, notably as regards prices of accommodation, transport, fuel, miscellaneous taxes (hotel, security, airport, etc.) and exchange rates of the Brazilian Real, the US Dollar, the New Zealand Dollar, and the Australian Dollar. Air transport is provided in accordance with the present travel program; airlines and aircraft types are provided for informational purposes only and are subject to change without notice. Given the complexity of this tour, the type of aircraft intended (B757 or B767) and/or one or more tour destinations may by modified or replaced if required by circumstances that are beyond the tour organizer’s control and were unforeseeable at the time of publication of the tour program brochure (November 10, 2018, in particular as regards hotels and/or authorizations for landing at and taking- off from any airports as planned). If the group of tour participants does not reach the minimum number required for the intended type of aircraft, the Air Cruise may be canceled. If there are significant changes, such as the cancellation of the departure as a result of an insufficient number of participants or a change in the price of the trip, clients will be informed no later than 21 days before the scheduled date of departure. In each of these 2 aforementioned cases, the client will have a period of 8 days from the reception of the notification either to accept the new travel program or to request the cancellation of his or her booking. If all of these specific conditions are met, the client will be fully reimbursed for all amounts paid. However, no compensation for damages incurred will be provided. Similarly, if the tour is canceled due to circumstances of force majeure, no compensation for damages incurred will be provided. Any interruption of the tour that is not caused by the organizer will not be reimbursed in whole or in part, nor will any fees incurred for transport or other services, unless these are covered in whole or in part by an insurance company, and only within the limits of the insurance policy subscribed.

Customer Service:

  • All claims are to be submitted by registered mail with acknowledgement of delivery as soon as possible, and no later than 20 days following the date of return, to Safrans du Monde – 54, rue Taitbout – 75009 PARIS. Please include supporting documents with your letter. Paris RCS business and trade registry no. 504 235 854 – SAS (Simplified joint-stock company) with capital of €18,000 – French activity code NAF 7911Z – Travel agent license no. IM 075140076 - Financial Guarantee: APST

Bookings are open, contact us !

AIR CRUISE AROUND THE WORLD IN PRIVATE JET

Step aboard our air cruise on a private jet ! Fly off for a 22-day trip around the world, from 19th November to 10th December 2016.

An amazing cruise is awaiting you ! You can experience it in the Espace Safrans or in the  Espace Première Classe. 

Each stopover will present you with a wide variety of options and alternatives so that you can adapt your world trip to your own desires !

If you would like to receive a brochure and find out about all the options on this World Trip, please fill in the contact form.

 

ITINERARY

19th November : LE BOURGET - RIO DE JANEIRO (flight time 11h30)

And here you are. The great departure date for your World Trip has arrived. You are going to step onto your private jet and take off for Rio de Janeiro. Lunch will be served on board and when you arrive at the end of the afternoon you will be settled into your hotel where dinner will be served.

20th November : RIO DE JANEIRO

You are ready to start your exploring, and for the first day you are going on an orientation and discovery tour of Rio de Janeiro. Throughout the various stages of the day you will, of course, see Sugar Loaf mountain and the imposing Corcovado mountains that watch over the Bay and Copocobana. For a supplement, you could even fly over Rio by helicopter. You will get a taste for the atmosphere in Brazil when you have a Carioca lunch and then dinner with a samba show.  

Alternatives to the above programme :

- Day trip to Petropolis

- Surprise day trip

21st November : RIO DE JANEIRO - LIMA - CUSCO (flight time 5h45 + 1h20)

You are flying off to Lima this morning.

If you have decided to stay in Lima, your afternoon dedicated visiting the Larco museum where you will have the chance to admire numerous pieces of Pre-Columbian art. You will then have dinner in the capital’s renowned Huaca Pucllana restaurant, where you will be dazzled by the daring but highly successful combination of traditional food and contemporary cuisine.

If you have decided to continue onto Cusco, as soon as you land you will go on an excursion and then book into your hotel for dinner and for the night. 

22nd November : LIMA OR MACHU PICCHU

If you have stayed in Lima, our guide will take you on a tour through history of « the kings’ city », which was the most important city in the Spanish-ruled region for many years. There are a great number of vestiges of this era, including the Cathedral and the Santo Domingo convent which you will visit. You will then have lunch in a hacienda and taste local dishes in traditional surroundings. You will follow this with a stroll around the artisanal market for some shopping. Dinner will be served at the hotel.

If you have gone to Cusco, you will enjoy a train trip with panaramic views of the extraordinary scenery of the Cordillera and cross the Sacred Valley and its picturesque villages. If you are travelling in Espace Safrans, you will have the chance to enjoy your trip on the Vistadome. If you are travelling in Première Classe, you will have the opportunity to travel on board the luxurious Belmond Hiram Bingham. And then you will reach Machu Micchu. Your guide will tell you the secrets of the Amazing citadel of the Incas. These very stones are the stuff of dreams and imbued with history. Lunch will be served on Machu Picchu and you will have dinner when you return to the hotel after your fantastic day, whether you travelled on the Vistadome or on the Hiram Bingham.

Alternatives to the above programme :

- Day trip to the Sacred Valley

- Surprise Day Trip

23rd November : CUSCO - LIMA - EASTER ISLAND (flight time 1h20 + 5h30)

This morning, following your trip to Cusco or Lima, you will go back to the airport and your private jet in the direction of the famous Easter Island, which can only be reached on regular flights from Chili or Polynesia. Your World Trip will take you there directly from Peru, and you will just have enough time to get settled and enjoy your on-board meal before experiencing the amazing landing on this little spit of land which feels like the ends of the earth. You will brush shoulders with the Rano volcano, Tahai Moais and legends of Polynesian antique civilisations. Your day will end with a magical Rapa Nui show under a starlit sky.

24th November : EASTER ISLAND - TAHITI (flight time 5h40)

You will leave the Island of Giants late morning and you will just have time to have lunch on board the jet before landing in Papeete. If you are travelling in Espace Safrans you will book into your hotel in Tahiti and enjoy a relaxing day on the beach. If you are travelling in First Class you will fly off to spend some free time on a 3-night stay on Bora Bora. 

Alternatives to the above programme :

- Upon arrival at Papeete, you will fly off to Moorea for a 3-night stay and to wander Papeete at your own pace, in small groups.  

- Upon arrival at Papeete, you will fly off to Tetiaroa Island to spend some free time on a 3-night stay at the Brando, a one of a kind hotel where you will be accommodated at the height of exceptional  luxury.

- Upon arrival at Papeete, you will fly off to Bora Bora to spend 3 days free time with full board. 

25th November : TAHITI 

This morning, you are going on an excursion around the Island of Tahiti to find the most amazing scenery. You will begin with the splendid panoramic view from the Taharaa to the botanical gardens via the Arahoho Blowhole, One Tree Hill and the magnificent Vaipahi gardens. The greenery is lush and shelters a beautiful waterfall. You will have the time to enjoy lunch in the midst of all these sights before continuing to luxuriate in the beauty of the Vaipahi gardens. And this sublime day will end with a trip to the Maraa caves.

Alternatives to the above programme :

- You will go an excursion into the island of Tahiti. You will get right into the heart of beautiful Polynesia’s culture and nature. Once you have crossed the Papenoo Valley, you will cross over the south side of the island to reach Lake Vaihiria, the only lake on the island, situated in the middle of a crater.

26th November : TAHITI - MOOREA - TAHITI

This morning, you are going to be taken to Moorea Island by hydrofoil for the day. During the excursion you will be able to admire the most beautiful nooks and crannies on the island and discover all its secrets. Drink in the atmosphere imbued with ukeleles and the Vahine, from the gazebo to Opunohu and Cook Bays, against a backdrop of Polynesian tattoos and omnipresent flowers. You will then enjoy a free afternoon on the beach and savour its turquoise water in an idyllic setting. In the evening your Tahitian experience will be topped off with a dinner dance show. 

27th November : TAHITI - AUCKLAND (flight time 5h50)

With the scent of you flower garden still lingering after your Polynesian experience, you will go back to your seat on the private jet, destination New Zealand. It is now time for you to experience the magical, unforgettable moment in the World Trip, the International Dateline, which gives the amazing impression of travelling through time. You are going to take off this morning and arrive tomorrow evening, even though only a 6-hour flight separates you from Auckland.

CROSSING THE INTERNATIONAL DATE LINE 

28th November : AUCKLAND

You will land in Auckland, and, due to the magic that is the change in date, you will have the whole afternoon in front of you ! You will be able to absorb a new culture straight away, that of the Maoris, which you will be introduced to during the famous Waterfront orientation tour which will take you as far as Harbour Bridge and Mount Eden.

29th November : AUCKLAND - ROTORUA - AUCKLAND 

This morning you are setting off for Rotorua, following a road through lush, green valleys. These expanses of land, inhabited by sheep and redolent with kiwis, will take you to the deepest heart of New Zealand. On this day trip tou will have the opportunity to visit the Rainbow Springs, whose geothermal influence is so essential in this region, as well as Tepuia and its geysers. Your dinner will be served upon your return from Auckland. 

Alternatives to the above programme :

- You will set off for Waiheke and a day-long flavour and gourmet discovery tour. You will have the opportunity to enjoy some wine-tasting before having lunch surrounded by the vineyards. In the afternoon you will taste wines, beers, chutney and even delicious olive oils before returning to Auckland for dinner. 

- Surprise day trip

30th November : AUCKLAND - CAIRNS (flight time 5h30)

This morning you are going back to the airport to fly off to Cairns. Lunch will be served on board and then you will be in kangaroo and aborigine territory. They will welcome you with open arms. As soon as you arrive, which should be in the middle of the day, you will be taken to your hotel and then make a short visit to Kouranda, an old Australian mining town whose picturesque little train and Barron Falls make it a must-visit location in the region. Your day will end with your first dinner in Australia.

Alternatives to the above programme :

- Stay on Hamilton Island at the Relais et Château Qualia.

1st December : CAIRNS 

Today you are leaving for the Grand Barrier Reef, the amazing UNESCO Site of Outstanding Natural Beauty. You will enjoy lunch during your excursion in the middle of these turquoise waters and, first of all, you will have the opportunity to sail on the coral sea. You will then be able to scuba-dive or go on a submarine to take a look at the whole of this universe. There is something for everyone. You will then go back onto dry land to have dinner. 

Alternatives to the above programme :

- Surprise day trip

2nd December : CAIRNS - HANOÏ (flight time 7h45)

This morning you are taking off for Vietnam, and you will enjoy a sumptuous lunch on board the jet before landing in Hanoï a few hours later. Once again you will experience a wonderful change of scenery and discover a new culture. If you are travelling in Espace Safrans you will watch a traditional puppet show before enjoying a typical Vietnamese evening event and dinner. If you are travelling in Première Classe, you will board a private junk to sail around the Halong Bay and savour a good Vietnamese meal before spending the night there. 

3rd December : HANOÏ (HALONG)

Hanoï is going to display its most traditional side to you. You will visit the Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, the Temple of Literature as well as the Tran Quoc Pagoda, which is the oldest in the city. You will also have the opportunity to travel on a rickshaw through the town and you will have lunch and some free time to stroll around the old quarters. You will then return and enjoy a Vietnamese dinner. If you are travelling in Première Classe, this second day will be spent sailing in the Halong Bay before you return to the capital to enjoy a gastronomic Vietnamese dinner.

Alternatives to the above programme :

- You can decide to go out and explore the renowned Ninh Binh, the landlocked Halong Bay. 

4th December : HANOÏ

If you are travelling in Espace Safrans, you will be offered the great opportunity to visit the mysterious Halong Bay. You will sail through the small islands and come across fishing village and caves, all bathed in a strange, enigmatic atmosphere which is sure to enchant you, before returning to Hanoï.

If you are travelling in Première Classe, now is the time to discover the curiosities and must-see sights in Hanoï. After lunch, you will have time for a stroll in the old quarters of the city and brush shoulders with the Vietnamese culture.

Your stopover will be topped off with a magnificent performance showcasing the beauty of Vietnamese culture. 

Alternatives to the above programme :

- Day trip to Hoa Lu 

- Surprise day trip

5th December : HANOÏ - MANDALAY (flight time 1h20)

This morning you are setting off for Burma, arriving at Mandalay midday after a short flight. You will have the opportunity to explore this city that is considered to be the cradle of Burmese culture and Buddhist teaching. The programme will take you on a visit of the Shwenandaw Monastery and then of the Kuthodaw Pagoda where you will wonder at the largest engraved book in the world. Everything is peaceful here, like the sun setting over the river. This is a sublime prelude to your dinner which will be followed by a show where you will be enraptured by the dancers with their Burmese songs and instruments. This is surely the best way to absorb local culture. 

6th December : MANDALAY

For your second day in Burma you will set off in small groups to learn about local traditions when you reach the ancient village of Mingun. You will climb aboard small traditional Burmese boats to cross the mythical Irrawaddy river. You will visit the Pondawphaya and Settawya pagodas and then you will discover that famous Mingun bell, one of the heaviest bells in the world that is still intact. After lunch, you will explore Ava Island and enjoy a trip in a horse and carriage and get a feel for the former city of princes. You will then visit the ancient Maha Aungmyay Bonzan Monstery and the beautiful wooden Bagaya Monastery. You can enhance your evening and dinner by shopping at the local artisanal market.

Alternatives to the above programme :

- Surprise day trip

7th December : MANDALAY - AGRA (flight time 3h30)

This morning you will be boarding your private jet once again and heading off to the amazing destination of India. As soon as you land you will be taken to the fabulous and astonishing Taj Mahal. This is a place of dreams, exuding such perfect symmetry and profound serenity. You will then go back to the hotel and be welcomed by a truly festive atmosphere of traditional music and dance. The dinner served later as part of the Moghole evening will allow you to try all the flavours of fine Indian gastronomic dining. 

8th December : AGRA - AMMAN - PETRA (flight time 6h15)

At the end of the morning you’ll have a quick flight to take you to Amman. By the time you have finished your on-board lunch you will be in the land of the Nabataeans, a nomadic people who were travellers ahead of their time. You will then travel along the road of kings and have time to appreciate the unique scenery before finally reaching the amazing city of Petra.

Alternatives to the above programme :

- Stay at the Dead Sea at the Ishtar Dead Sea Kempinski Hotel 

9th December : PETRA

This morning you will wake up impatient to see the most exceptional sight that the famous city of Petra has for you, the treasure that is half-built and half-sculpted out of rock and out of time. You will explore the marvels of this place and stroll between those warmly coloured rocks which are so imbued with history. Surrounded by scenery that could be from a movie-set, you will understand how sensitive these nomadic people are when you see the delicate sculptures they have made out of the rock. You will have lunch and then continue exploring. Dinner itself will also reflect the traditions of this new culture which has come to augment the scope of culture experienced in this World Trip.

We have planned the ultimate event for this last evening, set against a fantastically poignant background. You will enjoy a sumptuous party under the stars, as exotic as the Arabian Nights, and as fabulous as your World Trip. 

Alternatives to the above programme :

- Day trip to the Dead Sea

10th December : PETRA - AMMAN - PARIS (flight time 5h00)

Today you are going to meet the Wadi Rum desert Bedouins. You are going to explore the fantastic scenery of a huge desert of undulating sand dunes in a 4x4. You will share your lunch with our hosts at a camp, very close to the local people, so you can observe their lifestyle at close quarters and understand their traditions. After this moving, dazzling experience you will once again board your private jet, this time to fly back to France. After your flight time and dinner you will be back in the French capital and World Trip will be at an end.  

You have just experienced the most amazing trip through time, civilisations and the wonders of the world.

YOUR PRIVATE JET

 

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YOUR HOTELS

RIO DE JANEIRO : 

L'Espace Safrans :  Hotels Pestana Atlantica & Sofitel Rio de Janeiro 

La Première Classe : Belmond Copacabana Palace

 

LIMA : 

Hotels Swissotel Lima & Belmond Miraflores Park

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CUSCO : 

L' Espace Safrans : Belmond Hotel Monasterio

La Première Classe : Hotel Belmond Palacio Nazarenas

 

EASTER ISLAND : 

L' Espace Safrans : Hotels Otai , Tahatai , Manutara, Oceania, Altiplanico, Hare Noi

La Première Classe : Hotel Iorana

 

PAPEETE : 

L'Espace Safrans : Hotel Intercontinental Tahiti Resort & Spa 

La Première Classe : Hotels Intercontinental Bora Bora Thalasso Spa & Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island 

 

MOOREA : (Variations)

Hotels Intercontinental Moorea Resort Spa & Sofitel Ia Ora Beach Resort 

 

TETIAROA : (Variations)

Hotel The Brando

 

AUCKLAND : 

L'Esapce Safrans : Hotel Pullman Auckland 

La Première Classe : Hotel Sofitel Viaduc Harbour 

 

CAIRNS : 

L'Esapce Safrans : Hotel Pullman Cairns International

La Première Classe : Hotel The Reef Casino Hotel 

 

HAMILTON ISLAND : (Variations)

Hotel Relais & Châteaux Qualia

 

HANOÏ : 

L'Espace Safrans : Hotels Melia Hanoi & Sofitel Plaza Hanoi

La Première Classe : Hotels Sofitel Metropole Hanoi & Jonque Victoria Star sur la Baie d'Halong

 

MANDALAY : 

L'Espace Safrans : Hotel Sedona Hotel Mandalay

La Première Classe : Hotel Mandalay Hill Resort 

 

AGRA : 

L'Espace Safrans : Hotel ITC Mughal 

La Première Classe : Hotel Oberoi Amarvillas

 

PETRA : 

L'Espace Safrans : Hotel Petra Marriott Resort 

La Première Classe : Hotel Movenpick Petra Resort 

 

MER MORTE : (Variations)

Hotel Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea

 

PRICE AND CONDITIONS

Price per person:

21 900 €*  Espace Safrans / 45 700 €*  Première Classe

Our prices include :

  • Air Cruise from 19th November to 10th December 2016 on an Airbus A340 500 private jet equipped with 36 la Première Classe seats (flat bed) and 201 l’Espace Safrans seats (leg room: 34’’/86 cm arranged in rows of 2/4/2 seats). According to Class of travel, equivalent First Class or Premium Economy Class on-bord services,
  • Privileged boarding at Private Jet terminals depending on each airport, immigration formalities and baggage care.
  • Services of a full team of concierges from Paris to Paris and a French doctor.
  • Accommodation is based on double room sharing, according to programme and to the cabin travelled in, in the 5* hotels quoted.
  • Full board on the basis of 3 meals per day, some of which during flights, starting with lunch on the first day and ending with lunch on the last day.
  • Drinks on board the Private Jet: champagne, spirits, wine, beer, soft drinks etc, and drinks served with meals (wine, mineral water, beer and soft drinks).
  • All transfers, excursions and visits planned as part of the itinerary by coach, minibus, boat, 4x4, train and hovercraft.
  • Local French-speaking guide service for French-speaking passengers.
  • Service also available in English, Italian, Spanish and/ or Portuguese for passengers who speak one of these languages.
  • Programmed evening events. Luggage porter service. Luggage limits: One 23kg case per person in l’Espace Safrans and two 23kg cases per person in la Première Classe,
  • Gratuities,
  • Repatriation insurance, airport taxes and issue costs.

Our prices do not include :

  • Drinks not included in the programme (bars, mini bar etc).
  • Personal expenses (telephone, laundry etc).
  • Cancellation insurance (exclusively) is optional: 6 % of total cost of tour.

Options (subject to availability) :

  • Double room for individual use: + 2 300€ for l’Espace Safrans and + 6 200€ for la Première Classe.
  • Duo window seats (1 window seat next to an aisle seat): + 1 500€
  • 3 seats for 2 passengers in the central aisle: + 3 500€
  • Accommodation in Junior Suites: + 4 500€ per person in l’Espace Safrans hotels and starting from +7 500€ in la Première Classe hotels (please contact us).
  • Cancellation insurance (exclusively): 6 % of price of tour

Variations :

  • Helicopter flights over Rio : 285 €
  • Day tour to Petropolis : 275 €
  • Surprise day tour Rio : 240 €
  • Day tour to the Sacred Valley : 125 €
  • Surprise day tour Cusco : 145 €
  • Excursion inside the Island Tahiti : 180 €
  • Stay on Moorea : 830 €
  • Stay on Tetiaroa : 4 450 €
  • Stayon Bora Bora : 1 570 €
  • Day tour to Waiheke : 240 €
  • Surprise day tour Auckland : 270 €
  • Surprise day tour Cairns : 225 €
  • Stay at Hamilton Island : 3 450 €
  • Day tour to Hoa Lu : 130 €
  • Surprise day tour Hanoi : 180 €
  • Surprise day tour Mandalay : 230 €
  • Day tour to the Dead Sea : 190 €
  • Stay at the Dead Sea : 420 €

Formalities :

  • For information purposes only, on 1st November 2015, for European citizens:
  • Electronic passport valid 6 months following return date.
  • Visa formalities will be dealt with in Vietnam, India, Burma and Jordan.
  • No vaccinations are necessary.

Conditions of registration :

  • Completed and signed registration form.
  • First instalment of 30% when booking.
  • Second instalment of 20% to be received by 18th July 2016.
  • Final instalment to be received by 19th September 2016.

Insurance :

  • Assistance / luggage / repatriation to Paris : included in the cost of the tour.
  • Cancellation insurance is optional but strongly recommended, to be contracted when booking at the cost of 6% of the total tour cost. Please refer to April International Voyage documentation, which you receive when you book, for more details. Professional Liability Insurance: policy taken out by Safrans du Monde with Hiscox Europe Underwriting Limited, 19 rue Louis Legrand – 75002 Paris to an amount of 2 000 000 euros, policy N°HA RCP0238795 in order to cover the consequences of any liability that Safrans du Monde may incur in its capacity as a tour operator, within the limits of the above-mentioned policy

Cancellation policy :

  • Safrans du Monde must be informed of any cancellation by registered letter with acknowledgement of receipt. The costs below will be applied in line with the date of receipt:
  • 120 days or more before departure date: 30 % of total amount of tour
  • Between 119 and 90 days before departure date: 40 % of total amount of tour
  • Between 89 and 60 days before departure date: 50 % of total amount of tour
  • Between 59 and 30 days before departure date: 75 % of total amount of tour
  • Less than 30 days before departure date: 100 % of total amount of tour

Rates and operating conditions : 

This Air Cruise operated on an Airbus A340 500 has been organised on the basis of at least 160 participants and up to a maximum of 233 participants. Alternatively, the same Air Cruise can be offered on the basis of using another type of aircraft. In this particular case, modifying the type of aircraft could also entail modifying the price of the trip. Our prices are set based upon the economic conditions in effect on 1st November, in particular as concerns prices for accommodation, transport, fuel, various taxes (tourist, security, and airport tax etc) and the exchange rates for the Brazilian real, the US Dollar, the New Zealand Dollar and the Australian Dollar. Air transport is planned in line with this tour itinerary; the airlines and types of aircraft are quoted for information purposes only and they can be changed with no notice. In view of the complex nature of this trip, the type of aircraft and/or one or several of the stopovers could be subject to modification, or even replacement, such a modification or replacement being justified to the organiser by an outside event which was unknown at the time of the brochure going to press (30th November 2015, in particular with regards to hotels and/or with regards to landing or take off authorisations to /from a planned airport). If the group does not reach at least 160 guests, the Air Cruise may be cancelled. In the case of significant modifications such as the change to the type of aircraft as a result of the number of participants, cancellation of departure if the minimum number of participants has not been attained, or modification to the price, the client shall be informed at least 21 days before departure. In each of these three specific eventualities the client will have a period of 8 days as from receipt of notification to either accept the new proposal or ask for his/her registration to be cancelled. In this particular case, the amount already paid by the client shall be refunded in full and no damages can be claimed in any case. In the same way, if the trip is forcibly cancelled because of a force majeure, the client cannot claim any damages. Any interruption of the trip which has not been instigated by the organiser cannot lead to a refund, even a partial one, of transport services or any other services unless all or part is covered by an insurance company, with this being within the limits imposed by the contract policy that has been taken out. Our prices are payable in Euros and fixed. They can in any case be revised in line with the terms described above and the general terms and conditions of sale laid out in article R.211-12 of the French Tourism Code which appears in the back of the registration form, and which is an appendix to this brochure.

After sales :

  • Any complaint should be sent as soon as possible, and no later than 20 days following return, by registered letter with acknowledgement of receipt, with any supporting documentation, to Safrans du Monde – 54, rue Taitbout – 75009 PARIS, France

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World Tour - Air Cruise 2018

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You’re just a quick flight away from discovering the wonders of the world. With a new universe to explore every three days, it will give you a breathtaking panoramic view of the planet. This unique experience is so much more than a simple encounter with mythical places.
A kaleidoscope! A human adventure to share with a few, favored companions! A fabulously colorful celebration that takes place in incredible settings...and then, when night falls, the calm quiet of elegant hotels that are themselves the stu of dreams.
Let yourself be transported, forget your baggage. Only care about opening yourself to the incomparable and unforgettable scene unfolding before you.
Take time to relish the atmosphere in the singular comfort of a private plane, which quickly whisks you from one destination to the next. Enjoy the magic of delicious meals on board, created especially for you by our chef, accompanied by fine wines wisely chosen by our sommelier and served by our onboard team, eager to hear the stories of the places you have just discovered.
Only an Air Cruise allows you to grasp the world as a whole, to see – or see anew – the majesty of Rio’s Guanabara Bay, the lost citadel of Machu Picchu, the legends of Easter Island. To discover the treasures of French Polynesia, choose to stay in Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora, or even Tetiaroa, home to one of the world’s most sumptuous resorts: The Brando. Then keep on broadening your horizon with the bright blue of the Great Barrier Reef, the emerald of Hạ Long Bay, the gold of the Myanmar stupas, the immaculate splendor of the Taj Majal and, before you know it, the ocher of Petra will greet you to culminate this tour of a lifetime.
Everything is included. You can even personalize your World Tour and modify the program by choosing among the Alternative program we provide. Which ones would you like to try: a helicopter or a balloon flight? A short break in a timeless setting or a day filled with surprises?
And, for the whole Tour, will you chose the Espace Safrans, the additional amenities of the Club Safrans, or the complete luxury of the Première Safrans. This one and only option that offers, among other things, accommodation in exclusive legendary hotels, a voyage on the Hiram Bingham Luxury Train in Peru, a stay in Bora Bora and a magical morning on the waters of Ha Long Bay.

 

Welcome on board our private plane: we are taking off for an Air Cruise around the World !

If you would like to receive our brochure detailling all information and options of this World Tour, please fill our contact form.

ITINERARY

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Rio de Janeiro

Rio

Today is a big day, one that you will always remember: it’s the first day of your World Tour with Safrans du Monde, an unforgettable Air Cruise aboard our exclusive private plane. A team that is completely at your service welcomes you on board and shows you to your designated seat. Our chef has prepared a special menu to mark the event of your first meal on this memorable voyage. You cross over the ocean and there you are in Rio for your stop, where the legendary Copacabana, Sugarloaf Mountain, Corcovado, the lagoon and more all await you. You will delight in the energy and joie de vivre of this evening of Brazilian festivity.

Your tours and visits (included in the price)

October 6 : Paris - Rio de Janeiro

And here you are. The great departure date for your World Trip has arrived. You are going to step onto your private jet and take off for Rio de Janeiro. Lunch will be served on board and when you arrive at the end of the afternoon you will be settled into your hotel where dinner will be served.

Octover 7 : Rio de Janeiro

You are ready to start your exploring, and for the first day you are going on an orientation and discovery tour of Rio de Janeiro. Throughout the various stages of the day you will, of course, see Sugar Loaf mountain and the imposing Corcovado mountains that watch over the Bay and Copocobana. For a supplement, you could even fly over Rio by helicopter. You will get a taste for the atmosphere in Brazil when you have a Carioca lunch and then dinner with a samba show.

 

Alternative programs - 7 october (additional fee)

  • Helicopter flight over Rio (instead of Sugarloaf Mountain tour).
  • Day tour to Petropolis, the imperial cuty (full day).
  • Surprise day.

Your hotels - 2 nights

Première Safrans : Belmond Copacabana 5*
Espace & Club Safrans : Hilton Rio de Janeiro Copacabana 5*

Your Flight

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October 6 : Paris CDG – Rio de Janeiro
Take-off : Morning | Landing : late afternoon
Flight time 11:25

The Macchu Picchu

Macchu

At this destination, you can choose between:

  • A stay in a hotel at the Pacific level in Lima and a visit to Peru’s largest city, whose historical city center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Or a stay in the Sacred Valley, located at almost 2,800 meters (9,200 feet) above sea level, and a visit to Cuzco, the capital of the Incas. Then travel through the stunning Cordillera of the Andes to Machu Picchu, on the Vistadome train or, if you have chosen Première Safrans, on the Belmond Hiram Bingham Luxury Train. You will arrive at the heart of one of the planet’s most impressive and mysterious citadels...and your World Tour has only just begun!

Your tours and visits (included in the price)

October 8 : Rio de Janeiro - Lima - Cuzco

You are flying off to Cusco via Lima this morning.

You can choose between 2 options : Stay and visit Lima or reach Cusco visit the lost city of Machu Picchu

If you choose to stay in Lima, you will enjoy a tour of the Larco museum to wonder in front of precolombian pieces of art. End you day with a dinner in one of the most deemed restaurant of Lima, where traditionnal cuisine unite with contemporary gastronomy.

If you choose to push forward to Cusco, your discovery will start upon landing, on your way to your somptuous hotel nestled in the heart of the Sacred Valley.

October 9 : Machu Picchu

If you choose to stay in Lima, your guide will show you to the "city of the kings" for a visit of the Cathedral and Santo Domingo covent, symbols of the glorious past of the city. You will then have lunch in a typical hacienda before heading for a stroll in the craft market. Dinner at your hotel.

If you choose to stay in Cusco, You will enjoy a train trip with panoramic views of the extraordinary scenery of the Cordillera and cross (without stopping) the Sacred Valley and its picturesque villages to reach the Machu Picchu.

If you are travelling in Espace or Club Safrans,  you will have the chance to ride the Vistadome train.

If you are travelling in Première Safrans, you will have the opportunity to travel on board the luxurious Belmond Hiram Bingham.

Your guide will tell you the secrets of the Amazing citadel of the Incas. These very stones are the stuff of dreams and imbued with history. Lunch will be served on Machu Picchu and you will have dinner when you return to the hotel or onboard the Hiram Bingham. after your fantastic day.

 

Alternative programs - 9 october (additional fee)

  • A day in the Sacred Valley of the Incas : Pisac,  Moray Inca historical site, Maras salt pans (instead of Machu Picchu excursion).
  • Surprise day

Your hotels - 2 nights

LIMA : Belmond Miraflores Park 5*

or

RIO SAGRADO
Première Safrans : Belmond Rio Sagrado 5*

Espace & Club Safrans : Tambo del Inka 5*

Your flight

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October 8 :  Rio de Janeiro - Lima - Cuzco
Take-off : Morning | Landing at Cuzco : early afternoon
Flight time 5:45 & 1:20

Easter Island

Paques

Less than 6 hours after leaving Peru, your private jet touches down at the end of the world, in a place filled with buried secrets: Easter Island. You will visit all of the Island’s magical places, from the Rano Kau volcano to the moai statues of Ahu Tahai and Ahu Akivi; you will admire the spirit of the island’s wild horses and the beauty of the sun setting on the Ocean, and also experience an enchanting Rapa festival celebration in a truly exceptional setting.

Your tours and visits (included in the price)

 October 10 : Cuzco - Lima - Easter Island

This morning, your private jet will take you to Easter Island! Enjoy a lunch cooked by our Chef before landing on this mysterious well-preserved island, feeling as if you had reached the very end of the earth. Your guide introduce you to the Rano Kau volcano, the famous Tahai Moais statues and legends of Polynesian antique civilisations. Finish your day with an experience of the magic of a Rapa Nui show under a starlit sky!

Your hotels - 1 night

Espace et Club Safrans : Iorana Hotel / Manutara Hotel / Otai Hotel

Première Safrans : Explora Rapa Nui or Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa

Your flight

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October 10 : Cuzco - Lima - Easter Island
Take-off : Morning | Landing : after lunch.
Flight time : 1:25 & 5:30

French Polynesia

Tahiti
You may find it hard to say goodbye to the world’s most mysterious Island, yet your next destination is another ocean paradise, the Leeward Islands. You land in Tahiti, where you will stay for four nights. Your program of activities includes an Island Tour and a day on the island of Moorea to see the manta rays and the exquisite scenery overlooking Cook’s Bay. You will also be charmed by the ukulele that accompanies traditional Tahitian songs and the tamure. Your time in Polynesia will be filled with exotic dreams.

If you have chosen Première Safrans, you will stay in Bora Bora, and if you have already visited French Polynesia you can take advantage of one of our Alternative programs (for an additional fee), for example spending several nights in the Tuamotus Islands, on Moorea, on Bora Bora, in the Marquesas Islands, or even at the legendary luxury resort The Brando on the island of Tetiaroa.

Your tours and visits (included in the price)

October 11 : Easter Island - Papeete

A last glance on the Island of Giants, a exquisite lunch in the sky prepared by the onboard Chef and your jet is already landing in French Polynesia. If you are travelling in Espace or Club Safrans you will check in your somptuous hotel in Tahiti and enjoy a relaxing day on the beach. If you are travelling in Première Safrans you will fly off to spend some time at leisure on a 4-nights stay in Bora Bora.

October 12 : Tahiti

This morning, we invite you to an excursion around the Island of Tahiti, starting  with the splendid panoramic view from the Taharaa to the botanical gardens via the Arahoho Blowhole, One Tree Hill and the magnificent Vaipahi gardens. The greenery is lush and shelters a beautiful waterfall. You will have the time to enjoy lunch in the midst of all these sights before continuing to luxuriate in the beauty of the Vaipahi gardens. This sublime day will cometo an end with a trip to the Maraa caves.

October 13 : Tahiti - Moorea - Tahiti

This morning, on board a super express hydrofoil you will reach Moorea Island to experience an amazing day. Admire the most beautiful nooks and crannies on the island and discover all its secrets. Drink in the atmosphere imbued with ukeleles and the Vahine, from the lookout to Opunohu and Cook Bays, against a backdrop of Polynesian tattoos and omnipresent flowers. You will then enjoy a free afternoon on the beach and savour its turquoise water in an idyllic setting.

October 14 : Tahiti

Day at leisure. In the evening your Tahitian experience will be topped off with a dinner dance show.

 

Alternative programs - (additional fee)

  • Stay for three nights on Moorea (instead of Papeete) At the 5-star Sofitel Moorea la Ora Beach Resort 5*. At your arrival in Tahiti, you will take-off to Moorea for a 3-night stay.

 

  • Stay for three nights on Tetiaroa (instead of Papeete) at The Brando, a superb 5-star luxury resort. At your arrival in Tahiti, you will take-off to Tetiaroa Island for a 3-night stay at The Brando, a unique gem lost in the Pacific, to enjoy the epitome of luxury and exception.

 

  • Stay for three nights on Bora Bora (instead of Papeete) At the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort
    & Thalasso Spa (included in Première Safrans) At your arrival in Tahiti, you will take-off to Bora Bora for 3 days at leisure.

 

  • October 12 : Inland excursion on the Island (Tahiti). Experience true nature and culture of French Polynesia bigest island. After a 4x4 ride accross the lush Papenoo valley, you will travel trough the Southern Island until you reach the Vaihiria lake, the only lake of the island.

Your hotels - 4 nights

Espace & Club Safrans :
Intercontinental Tahiti Resort & Spa 5*

Première Safrans :
Intercontinental Bora Bora Resort & Spa 5*

Your flight

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October 11 : Easter Island – Tahiti
Take-off : late morning | Landing : early afternoon
Flight time : 6:05

Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef

Reef

Today you will experience something that is the very essence of a World Tour: crossing the International Date Line. This bewildering event defies description; it’s something that has to be lived. Turn back your watch and move your calendar forward, because today will be longer than yesterday...and yet your plane will touch down tomorrow at almost the same time that you took off. It’s mind-boggling!

As soon as you alight, you will get to know the kangaroos and the koalas of Kuranda and then have the opportunity to encounter the indigenous aboriginal community. The next day will be devoted to the Great Barrier Reef, a UNESCO World Heritage site of “exceptional natural beauty.” You will explore the Coral Sea in a submarine and go snorkeling in the crystalline waters. Be sure to bring your camera!

Your tours and visits (included in the price)

October 15 & 16 : Tahiti - Cairns

With the scent of you flower garden still lingering after your Polynesian experience, you will go back to your seat on the private jet, with destination Australia. It is now time for you to experience the magical, unforgettable moment in the World Tour, crossing the International Date Line. Unbelievable your are now travelling through time.

As soon as you arrive, which should be in the middle of the day, you will be taken to your hotel and then make a short visit to Kouranda. This old Australian mining town whose picturesque little train and Barron Falls make it a must-visit location in the region, will give you the opportunity to encounter Koalas and Kangaroos. Your day will end with your first dinner in Australia.

October 17  : Great Barrier Reef

Today you are leaving for the Grand Barrier Reef, the amazing UNESCO Site of Outstanding Natural Beauty. You will enjoy lunch during your excursion in the middle of these turquoise waters and, first of all, you will have the opportunity to sail on the coral sea. You will then be able to scuba-dive or go on a submarine to take a look at this whole microcosm. There is something for everyone. You will then go back onto dry land to have dinner.

 


Alternative programs - October 17 (additional fee)

  • Helicopter flight over the Great Barrier Reef.
  • Surprise day tour.
  • And to make your visit to the Great Barrier Reef the occasion of a very romantic getaway, we recommend a stay on secluded Bedarra Island.

Your hotels - 2 nights

Première Safrans
The Reef Casino Hotel 5*

Espace Safrans & Club Safrans
Pullman Cairns International 5*

Your flight

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October 15 & 16 : Papeete – Cairns
Take-off : morning | Landing : late next day morning
Flight Time 7:30

Hanoi and Ha Long Bay

Halong

You will land in Vietnam to discover the most exotic, vibrant and resonant corners of Asia.
The exuberant city of Hanoi offers a fascinating mix of the ultramodern and ancestral traditions that have persisted throughout a tumultuous history. Your extended stay in this destination includes visits to the Temple of Literature, the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and a trip in a rickshaw. You will also have a day trip in the extraordinary Ha Long Bay or, if you have chosen Première Safrans, you will spend the night on a luxury floating hotel. Even if you think you know the city well, we have plenty of surprises in store for you!

Your tours and visits (included in the price)

October 18 : Cairns – Hanoi

This morning you are taking off for Vietnam, and you will enjoy a sumptuous lunch on board the jet before landing in Hanoï a few hours later. Once again you will experience a wonderful change of scenery and discover a new culture.

October 19 : Hanoï (Halong)

You will be offered the great opportunity to visit the mysterious Halong Bay today. You will sail between the small islands and come across fishing village and caves, all bathed in a strange, enigmatic atmosphere which is sure to enchant you. Return to Hanoï at the end of your day. If you are travelling in Première Safrans , you will enjoy a magic moment by spending a night on a luxurious traditionnal Vietnamese boat in the middle of the quiet bay. 

October 20 : Hanoï

Hanoï is going to display its most traditional side to you. You will visit the Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, the Temple of Literature as well as the Tran Quoc Pagoda, which is the oldest in the city. You will also have the opportunity to travel on a rickshaw through the town and you will have lunch and some free time to stroll around the old quarters. You will then return and enjoy a Vietnamese dinner. If you are travelling in Première Classe, this second day will be spent sailing in the Halong Bay before you return to the capital to enjoy a gastronomic Vietnamese dinner.

 

Alternative programs - October 19 (additional fee)

  • A day in Ninh Binh (terrestrial Ha Long Bay)
  • Surprise day tour

Your hotels - 3 nights

Première Safrans
Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoï 5*
Jonque de Luxe (Baie d’Halong) 5*

Espace Safrans & Club Safrans
Melia Hanoi 5*

Your flight

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October 18  : Cairns - Hanoï
Take-off : Morning | Landing : after lunch
FLight time : 7:30

Mandalay and Bagan

Bagan

A short flight of less than two hours in your private jet, and once again your surroundings are transformed. You touch down in the heart of Myanmar, the birthplace of Buddhism. You are going to discover Mandalay and the surprising Kuthodaw Pagoda, where the “world’s largest book” is engraved into the marble of its 729 stupas, along with the timeless Shwenandaw Monastery, intricately carved in teak. You will also traverse the Irrawaddy River to visit the entrancing village of Mingun. Then you’re on to Bagan, with its incredible valley of 2,000 temples, including the Shwezigon Pagoda and Manuha Temple, which you can choose to view from the vantage of a hot air balloon (optional, for an additional fee). You will succumb to the charm of traditional singing and dancing, which will forever endear this wonderland to you.

Your tours and visits (included in the price)

October 21 : Hanoï - Mandalay

This morning you are setting off for Burma, arriving at Mandalay midday after a short flight. You will have the opportunity to explore this city that is considered to be the cradle of Burmese culture and Buddhist teaching. The programme will take you on a visit of the Shwenandaw Monastery and then of the Kuthodaw Pagoda where you will wonder at the largest engraved book in the world. Everything is peaceful here, like the sun setting over the river. This is a sublime prelude to your dinner which will be followed by a show where you will be enraptured by the dancers with their Burmese songs and instruments. This is surely the best way to absorb local culture.

October 22 : Mandalay

For your second day in Burma you will set off in small groups to learn about local traditions when you reach the ancient village of Mingun. You will climb aboard small traditional Burmese boats to cross the mythical Irrawaddy river. You will visit the Pondawphaya and Settawya pagodas and then you will discover that famous Mingun bell, one of the heaviest bells in the world that is still intact. After lunch, you will explore Ava Island and enjoy a trip in a horse and carriage and get a feel for the former city of princes. You will then visit the ancient Maha Aungmyay Bonzan Monstery and the beautiful wooden Bagaya Monastery. You can enhance your evening and dinner by shopping at the local artisanal market.

October 23 : Mandalay - Bagan

Bagan tour.

 

Alternative programs - (additional fee)

  • 22 october - Surprise day tour in Mandalay
  • 23 october - Hot-air balloon flight over Bagan (included for Première Safrans)

Your hotels

MANDALAY (2 nights)

Première Safrans :
Manadalay Hill Resort

Espace Safrans et Club Safrans :
Eastern Palace Mandalay 5*

 BAGAN (1 night)

Première Safrans :
Aureum Palace Hotel & Resort

Espace Safrans & Club Safrans :
Heritage Bagan 5*

Your flight

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October 21 : Hanoï - Mandalay
Take-off : morning | Landing : early afternoon
Flight time 1:50

Agra and the Taj Mahal

Taj

The passion of Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal is etched into the white marble of one of the Wonders of the World: the Taj Mahal, the very symbol of the purity of undying love. It is one of the magnetic places that inhabit our dreams, which we imagine, visit, and never leave, always remaining enraptured by its perfect architectural symmetry and the richness of its sumptuous ornamentation. You’re in the heart of fascinating India, about to experience an opulent celebration: you’re on a World Tour!

Your tours and visits (included in the price)

24 October : Mandalay - Agra

This morning, your private jet will get you to India. As soon as you touch indian soil, you will head to the fabulous Taj Mahal, with its captivating symetry and the serenity that emanates from it. You will then be taken to your hotel, welcomed by traditionnal dance and music in a festive atmosphere. This evening, dicover the Moghul culture, with the finest tastes of Indian gastronomy.

 

Alternative programs - October 24 (additional fee)

  • Surprise day tour

Your hotels - 1 night

Première Safrans : The Oberoi Amarvillas 5*
Espace & Club Safrans : ITC Mughal 5*

Your flight

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October 24 : Mandalay - Agra
Take-off : morning | Landing : after lunch.
Flight time 3:00

Petra

Petra

Spectacular! Carved into time just as it is carved into the incredibly colorful stone, this monument lives up to the glory of its name: “The Treasury.” Petra is a beautiful testimony to the history of the Nabataeans, who have intrigued and inspired so many world travelers. So much to see: amazing canyons, the desert at Wadi Rum, all in shades of pink and red. When evening falls, your voyage culminates in a final celebration created especially for you. Under the stars, in this most sumptuous and moving of settings, you will delight in a true Arabian Nights festival to cap off your World Tour.

Your tours and visits (included in the price)

October 25 : Agra - Aqaba

At the end of the morning you’ll have a quick flight to take you to Aqaba. By the time you have finished your on-board lunch you will be in the land of the Nabataeans, a nomadic people who were travellers ahead of their time. You will then travel along the road of kings and have time to appreciate the unique scenery before finally reaching the amazing city of Petra.

October 26 : Petra

This morning you will wake up impatient to see the most exceptional sight that the famous city of Petra has for you, the treasure that is half-built and half-sculpted out of rock and out of time. You will explore the marvels of this place and stroll between those warmly coloured rocks which are so imbued with history. Surrounded by scenery that could be from a movie-set, you will understand how sensitive these nomadic people are when you see the delicate sculptures they have made out of the rock. You will have lunch and then continue exploring. Dinner itself will also reflect the traditions of this new culture which has come to augment the scope of culture experienced in this World Trip.

We have planned the ultimate event for this last evening, set against a fantastically poignant background. You will enjoy a sumptuous party under the stars, as exotic as the Arabian Nights, and as fabulous as your World Trip.

October 27 : Wadi Rum - Aqaba - Paris

Today you are going to meet the Wadi Rum desert Bedouins. You are going to explore the fantastic scenery of a huge desert of undulating sand dunes in a 4x4. You will share your lunch with our hosts at a camp, very close to the local people, so you can observe their lifestyle at close quarters and understand their traditions. After this moving, dazzling experience you will once again board your private jet, this time to fly back to France. After your flight time and dinner you will be back in the French capital and World Trip will be at an end.

 

Alternative programs - October 26 (additional fee)

  • A day at the Dead Sea

Your hotels - 2 nights

La Première : Kempinski Resort Aqaba 5*
Espace & Club Safrans : Mövenpick Resort Aqaba 5*

Your flight

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October 25 : Agra – Aqaba
Take-off :  morning | Landing : after lunch
Flight time 3:00

October 27 : Aqaba – Paris
Take-off : evening | Landing : late evening
Flight time 5:00

You have just experienced the most amazing trip through time, civilisations and the wonders of the world.

YOUR PRIVATE JET

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PRICE AND CONDITIONS

Early Booking (until March 31st 2018) :

21 500€ Espace Safrans / 31 500€ Club Safrans

Price per person :

23 500 € Espace Safrans / 33 000€ Club Safrans / 51 000 € Première Classe

Our prices include:

  • A 22-day Air Cruise in a private plane from Paris to Paris, accommodation in a shared double room at indicated 5-star hotels or similar (4-star hotel on Easter Island), with different hotels for Première Safrans travelers. Full board of 3 meals per day, some of which are in-flight, starting with lunch on the first day and continuing to dinner on the final day. Beverages when on board the Private jet: champagne, liquors, wine, beer, soft drinks etc., and beverages with meals (wine, mineral water, beer and soft drinks). All airport transfers, excursions and visits as indicated in the tour program, including coach, minibus, boat, 4x4, train, and hydroplane travel, with local tour guides who speak English, French, or another language for passengers who do not speak English or French (for groups of 10 or more participants who speak that same language). Paris to Paris round- trip, the services of a Cruise Director with a team of professional staff, and a French physician. Evening entertainment events, as indicated in the program. Handling of all customs and border formalities and luggage. Baggage handling and transport. Baggage allowance, per person: 1 bag weighing 23 kg (50 lbs.) in Espace Safrans and Club Safrans, 2 bags weighing 23 kg (50 lbs.) each in Première Safrans. Tips. Repatriation assistance insurance for EU residents, airport taxes, and issuance and visa fees.

Our prices do not include:

  • Beverages in addition to those included in the program (bars, minibars, etc.). Expenditures of a personal nature (telephone, laundry, etc.). Optional cancellation insurance: 6% of the total price of the tour.

Optional extras (subject to availability):

Alternate programs: see details on www.safransdumonde.com

  • Double hotel room for a single person: additional fees of €2,450 for Espace Safrans;€3,050 for Club Safrans; or €6,400 for Première Safrans.
  • Duo of window seats (side-by-side seats, 1 window seat + 1 aisle seat): additional fee of €1,500.
  • Three seats for 2 passengers in the central block of seats (Espace Safrans): additional fee of €3,500.
  • Junior suite accommodations: additional fee of €4,500 per person and starting at €7,500 for Première Safrans hotels (please contact us for further information).
  • Excursions at tour destinations with private guides and vehicles: additional fee of €10,000 per person (on the basis of 2).
  • Small group excursions, from a minimum of 14 people to 16 people maximum: additional fee of €2,000 per person.
  • Pre-tour and post-tour Paris travel package, including International flights in Economy Class, 3 transfers and 2 nights in a 4-star hotel: €1950 per person.
  • Cancellation insurance: 6% of the trip price.

Formalities:

  • For informational purposes only, for French nationals as of November 10, 2017: a biometric passport valid for 6 months after the date of return is required. Visa formalities on-site for Vietnam, Myanmar, India and Jordan. No vaccines are required.

Conditions of Registration:

The registration form, duly completed and signed, and:

  • First deposit of 30% to be paid at time of reservation
  • Second deposit of 20% to be received before June 6, 2018
  • Payment of the remaining balance to be received before August 6, 2018

Insurance:

  • Cancellation insurance is optional but highly recommended. It can be taken out when booking, for 6% of the total price of the trip. For detailed policy terms and conditions, please refer to the April International Voyage brochure provided at the time of subscription. Assistance / baggage / repatriation insurance: included in the price of the tour. Professional Liability Insurance: provided to Safrans du Monde by Hiscox France, 19, rue Louis Legrand, 75002 Paris, in the amount of €2,000,000, HA RCP Policy 0238795, and covering the professional civil liability that Safrans du Monde may incur as a travel operator, within the terms and limits of the aforementioned policy.

Conditions of Cancellation:

  • All cancellations must be submitted by registered letter with acknowledgment of delivery and will incur the following cancellation fees as of the date of reception of this same letter:
  • 180 days or more before the departure date: 10% of the price of the trip
  • From 179 days to 120 days before the departure date: 30% of the price of the trip
  • From 119 days to 90 days before the departure date: 40% of the price of the trip From
  • 89 days to 60 days before the departure date: 50% of the price of the trip From
  • 59 days to 30 days before the departure date: 75% of the price of the trip
  • Less than 30 days before the departure date: 100% of the price of the trip

Prices and Conditions of Application:

  • Our prices are firm and are payable in Euro; however, they can be revised, in accordance with the conditions described below and the terms of the general conditions of sale of article R.211-12 of the French Code of Tourism, which can be found on the back of the Registration Form appended to this brochure. Our prices are established with reference to the economic conditions prevailing on November 10, 2017, notably as regards prices of accommodation, transport, fuel, miscellaneous taxes (hotel, security, airport, etc.) and exchange rates of the Brazilian Real, the US Dollar, the New Zealand Dollar, and the Australian Dollar. Air transport is provided in accordance with the present travel program; airlines and aircraft types are provided for informational purposes only and are subject to change without notice. Given the complexity of this tour, the type of aircraft intended (B757 or B767) and/or one or more tour destinations may by modified or replaced if required by circumstances that are beyond the tour organizer’s control and were unforeseeable at the time of publication of the tour program brochure (November 10, 2017, in particular as regards hotels and/or authorizations for landing at and taking- off from any airports as planned). If the group of tour participants does not reach the minimum number required for the intended type of aircraft, the Air Cruise may be canceled. If there are significant changes, such as the cancellation of the departure as a result of an insufficient number of participants or a change in the price of the trip, clients will be informed no later than 21 days before the scheduled date of departure. In each of these 2 aforementioned cases, the client will have a period of 8 days from the reception of the notification either to accept the new travel program or to request the cancellation of his or her booking. If all of these specific conditions are met, the client will be fully reimbursed for all amounts paid. However, no compensation for damages incurred will be provided. Similarly, if the tour is canceled due to circumstances of force majeure, no compensation for damages incurred will be provided. Any interruption of the tour that is not caused by the organizer will not be reimbursed in whole or in part, nor will any fees incurred for transport or other services, unless these are covered in whole or in part by an insurance company, and only within the limits of the insurance policy subscribed.

Customer Service:

  • All claims are to be submitted by registered mail with acknowledgement of delivery as soon as possible, and no later than 20 days following the date of return, to Safrans du Monde – 54, rue Taitbout – 75009 PARIS. Please include supporting documents with your letter. Paris RCS business and trade registry no. 504 235 854 – SAS (Simplified joint-stock company) with capital of €18,000 – French activity code NAF 7911Z – Travel agent license no. IM 075140076 - Financial Guarantee: APST

Bookings are open, contact us !

Grand Tour of Asia - Air Cruise 2018

The captain has charted his flight plan, the private plane is luxurious and comfortable, a well-appointed and immaculately dressed crew has welcomed you aboard — find your reserved seat, and get ready for unforgettable discoveries.

This unique voyage, featuring the epitome of an air cruise and the quintessence of Asia, brings 9 magical destinations together to offer you an incredibly diverse panorama of an entire continent’s landscapes, cultures and savors.

In the comfort of your private jet, you will visit Kyoto and plunge into its contrasts of history, modernity and new horizons. A quick flight will then transport you from the land of the Rising Sun to the land of the Great Wall. You are now in Xi’an, in the heart of the Qin dynasty, already experiencing its opulence and contrasts! Dive into the wild world of Macao gambling, then relax in the Buddhist serenity of Laos before feeling the emotion of the Khmer Empire and the temples of Angkor. Then comes the splendor of Jaipur, in the land of the Maharajas. Still in Asia, your next stop is the desert of Oman, with its incredible oases and the legendary hospitality of the Bedouin people. And then you arrive in Central Asia to follow the Silk Road to Samarkand, before exploring one of the region’s least-known yet newly-fashionable destinations, Azerbaijan, a surprising discovery that will perfectly top off this Tour of Wonders.

Sumptuous and fascinating, moving and sophisticated: this Air Cruise will become one of your most memorable voyages. Let yourself be transported!

If you would like to receive a brochure and find out about all the options on this Asia Trip, please fill in the contact form.

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ITINERARY

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Kyoto

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Our private jet takes off for Kyoto, the former imperial capital of Japan. In its historic city center, the maze of streets dating from the Middle Ages will carry us back to the time of the Samurai. It’s not unusual to see Japanese people out for a walk, wearing kimonos and carrying oil-paper umbrellas. Then a stroll through the haven of greenery around Kinkaku-ji, the Temple of the Golden Pavilion, to see its reflection illuminate the surrounding lake. A moment of meditation in the famous dry garden of the Ryōan-ji Zen temple, a pause to sample the delicacies of Japanese cuisine — Kyoto offers you a wealth of experiences. From one imperial capital to another: you will visit Nara and see the majestic Tōdai-ji temple, featuring an immense Buddha with an uncanny expression and deer roaming freely throughout the grounds. You will also tour the architectural complex of Kōfuku-ji, a family temple dating from 669. Japan has what it takes to charm you!

28th April : Paris - Osaka (Flight Time 12h00)

Afternoon departure. Night flight.

29th April : Kyoto

Midday arrival in Osaka. Continuing on to Kyoto. Hotel check-in and orientation tour in the historic Gion district, followed by a traditional Japanese dinner.

30th April : Kyoto

A day in Kyoto, including visits to the Temples of the Golden and the Silver Pavilions and to Ryōan-ji.

 

Xi'an

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A quick flight takes us to the Eastern terminus of the Silk Road in the former capital of imperial China, the city of Xi’an. We will discover the walls built during the Ming Dynasty, the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, the Stele Forest and the Great Mosque of Xi’an. Your exploration of Xi’an will culminate in a visit to the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor, with its world-renowned terracotta army composed of 6,000 life-size figures of warriors and horses. Although the site is over 2,000 years old, it was only discovered in 1974 by local peasants who were digging a well. To highlight your stay in China, we’ve reserved a magical setting, filled a magnificent banquet table with refined and sophisticated Chinese dishes served only on special occasions, and included other delightful surprises.

1st May : Nara and flight Osaka - Xi’an (Flight time 4h10)

Discover Nara: the deer park, the Tōdai-ji Temple and its five-story pagoda, home to the giant Buddha Daibutsu, the Kasuga Shinto shrine with its thousands of lanterns, and the Kōfuku-ji pagoda.

Late afternoon departure for Xi’an.

2nd May : Xi'an

Visit to the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, the modern district and the Muslim neighborhood with its incredible Chinese-style mosque. The afternoon will be devoted to visiting the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor and its terracotta army. Gala dinner with entertainment.

 

Macau

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While you are still dazzled by the splendors of China, our airplane will continue its flight across the ancient Asian continent to our next destination, Macao. A former dependency at the edge of the Portuguese empire, Macao was returned to China in 1999, after 400 years of Western colonization. A place of contrasts, with the businesslike atmosphere of a Chinese city and the nonchalance of a Mediterranean town, Macao never fails to make an impression. You will stroll through the old city filled with houses decorated with Portuguese painted tiles and iron grilles on their windows. You will also see the ultramodern television tower and the reclaimed coastline with its huge casino resort hotels. Bustling with activity at all hours of the day and night, Macao is a city where a church sits next door to a Chinese temple — all forms of divine grace are welcome. Yet Macao has also been called a “Gambling Hell” in films and novels. Your private jet will make a stop in this sultry city.

 3rd May : Xi'an - Macau (Flight time 3h00)

Morning departure for Macao. An afternoon of discovery in the old Portuguese district of the city. Dinner and a show.

 

Luang Prabang

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A short morning flight of less than two hours will take you to the place where the Nam Khan river flows into the languid Mekong: the location of the sleepy hamlet of Luang Prabang. Here, the pace of life is set by the prayers of the city’s many Buddhist temples. The devotion of the residents has endured through the country’s recent upheavals. From the Wat Xieng Thong temple to the former royal palace, which is now a museum, Luang Prabang offers you lasting memories of an enchanted interlude on the way to Cambodia.

4th May : Macau - Luang Prabang - Siem Reap (Flight time 2h15 + 1h40)

A morning flight of barely two hours lets you discover the most important sites in the city and sample traditional Laotian cuisine. At the end of the afternoon, a quick flight to Siem Reap in Cambodia.

Angkor

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Here you will discover one of the world’s most beautiful architectural sites… Angkor Wat. The ruins of more than 300 temples await you, strewn throughout the heart of the jungle of giant kapok trees. Following in the footsteps of the French explorers Pierre Loti and Henri Mouhot, and, more recently, the novelist André Malraux, we will visit the site’s main temples: Ta Prohm and its trees whose giant snake-like roots grip its ancient stones, Bayon with its enigmatic carved faces, and Angkor Wat, its perfect lines a testimony to the skill of the twelfth-century Khmers who built it. After the sumptuous surroundings of these sacred spaces, you will have a chance to experience yet another new celebration: the dance of the Apsaras.

5th May : Angkor

A full day to visit the most important temples, including Bayon and Ta Phrom. In the evening, a dinner show featuring Apsara dancing in a magical setting.

 

Jaipur

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Your jet now heads west. You will alight in Rajasthan, to admire the traces of the Mongols and enjoy an evening filled with incredible wonders. The “Pink City of India” is filled with beauty, with the cornices of the impressive Amer Fort overlooking its palaces and market stalls. Atop the fort’s ramparts, you will see the lake, with its bathing elephants, the city of Amer with its magnificent Hindu temple, and then the great city on the horizon. You will have the chance to take a stroll and, when evening comes, you will experience the perfection of a splendid welcome filled with the invaluable moments that royal families still know how to create!

6th May : Angkor - Jaipur (Flight time 3h40)

A morning flight to Jaipur and an afternoon of discovery, with visits to the observatory and the Hawa Mahalor “Palace of Winds.”

7th May : Jaipur

A day devoted to exploring Jaipur and its treasures, the Amer Fort and a very exclusive gala evening.

 

Muscat

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There has been just enough time to appreciate the lovely images of Southeast Asia. Your private plane lands next in one of the most beautiful locations of the Persian Gulf and Asia Minor: the Sultanate of Oman. A desert of dunes in a thousand golden hues. A sea of deep sapphire blue, reminiscent of jewels once ferried by dhows, along with spices and other treasures. White cities beaten by the rays of the sun. Fragile mountains with jagged peaks…. All this in a land that has preserved the traditions of Bedouin hospitality. In the historic city district, we will explore bazaars filled with the perfumes of frankincense and myrrh, passages packed with shops overflowing with surprising goods. You will see the amazing mansions of the rich shopkeepers of Muscat, who made their fortunes trading spices and precious metals with Zanzibar and the Indies. It is another completely different and absorbing experience. The sense of hospitality runs deep, nature is powerful, colors are dazzling. Your voyage to Asia will reveal so many unexpected contrasts.

8th May : Jaipur - Muscat (Flight time 3h30) 

After a three-and-a-half-hour morning flight, the magic of time zones allows a beautiful day to see Muscat: from the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, with its exquisite wealth of artistry and precious metalwork, to a stroll through the winding passages of the traditional Muttrah bazaar.

9th May : A crazy day

Our itinerary includes: The Grand Mosque, a desert, lunar landscapes, luxurious vegetation, volcanic canyons, a crater, crystalline waters and an evening worthy of the legendary hospitality of the Bedouin people.

 

Samarkand

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Following in the footsteps of Alexander the Great and Tamerlane, our plane next takes us to Samarkand, a timeless city found at the intersection of ancient cultures. Caravansaries, mosques and mausoleums covered with mosaics of earthenware tiles, in shades of true blue that are masterful examples of Umayyad creativity. In addition to its fabulous architecture, which is classed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, Samarkand offers you the opportunity to experience the perfumes and spices of its bazaars, which have inherited the Silk Road traditions treasured by Marco Polo.

10th May : Mascat - Samarkand (Flight time 4h30) 

We head north this morning. A few hours on our private jet and we touch down gently in Samarkand for an orientation tour, a dinner and your first night in Central Asia.

11th May : Samarkand

A day filled with discovery: Registan square, Ulugh Beg and Sher-Dor Madrasahs, the Tilya-Kori mosque, the Shah-i-Zinda necropolis and the Siyob Bazaar. Your dinner will be a celebration of music and dancing.

 

Baku

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The final leg of your Tour of Asia may seem inconceivable, for the former Soviet republic of Azerbaijan has only recently become a travel destination. A spellbinding land, it features an intriguing mix of modern architecture built during the oil and gas boom, structures dating from the Middle Ages, and Soviet-era construction. The capital city of Baku has all the charm and fragrances of the Orient, with Eastern Orthodox churches standing alongside Muslim mosques. You will discover the Walled City of Baku with its Maiden Tower, the Palace of the Shirvanshahs and then continue towards the seafront on Neftchilar Avenue, which is still named for the city’s oil workers. The grand finale will be both modern and traditional — diverse, opulent and surprising. Just like the magnificent evening gala, and just like your Tour of Asia, a voyage on a private jet taking you beyond your wildest dreams.

12th May : Samarkand - Baku (Flight time 1h50)

Morning departure for Baku. Visit of the old Walled City and a fabulous gala evening dinner.

13th May : Baku - Paris (Flight time 5h30)

A final morning with a tour of modern Baku and its incredible skyline, with a late-afternoon flight to Paris CDG airport, where you will land, at the end of the evening, at the final terminus of this exceptional voyage.

You have just experienced the most amazing trip through time, civilisations and the wonders of Asia.

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YOUR HOTELS

Kyoto : 

Espace and Club Safrans :  Kyoto Hotel Okura 

La Première Classe : The Ritz Carlton Kyoto

 

Xi'an : 

Espace and Club Safrans : Sofitel Xian On Renmin Square

La Première Classe : Sofitel Legend Peoples Grand Hotel Xian

 

Macau : 

Espace and Club Safrans : The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel

La Première Classe : Wynn Macao

 

Angkor : 

Espace and Club Safrans : Hotel Sofitel Angkor

La Première Classe : Belmond La Residence d’Angkor

 

Jaipur : 

Espace and Club Safrans : The Raj Palace

La Première Classe : Taj Rambagh Palace

 

Muscat : 

Espace and Club Safrans : Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa

La Première Classe : Ritz Carlton Hotel Al Bustan

 

Samarkand : 

Espace and Club Safrans : Registan Plaza Hotel

La Première Classe : Emirkhan Hotel

 

Baku : 

Espace and Club Safrans : Hyatt Regency Baku ou similaire

La Première Classe : Hotel Fairmont Baku Flame Towers

 

PRIX ET CONDITIONS

Price per person :

17 500 €*  Espace Safrans / 24 900 €*  Club Safrans / 35 900 €*  Première Classe