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Lands of Merchants and Maharajas
A Private Jet Expedition
From the shores of the Arabian Sea to the Himalayas, immerse yourself in nine destinations with fabled histories and vibrant cultures. Trace the legacy of India’s maharajas through opulent palaces, and witness the sacred rituals of pilgrims. Seek out the elusive Bengal tiger, snorkel the Maldives and spend a night under the stars in a desert camp.
Discover South Asia and the Arabian Sea
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Start your journey in ancient Athens.
Meet fellow guests, your expert trip leaders and dedicated guest services staff for a festive welcome dinner at the hotel. We depart the next day for Oman.Athens to Muscat 4H 45M
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Oman is widely considered the hidden jewel of the Arabian Peninsula.
Flanked by the ocean and the Arabian Desert, the Sultanate of Oman was once a maritime empire that ruled much of the region. In the colorful capital of Muscat, skyscrapers are hard to spot, and the landscape is instead dominated by the rugged Al-Hajar Mountains and towering minarets.Muscat to Jaipur 2H 30M
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Enjoy a warm welcome to the fabled home of maharajas.
Jaipur served as a royal capital for the Rajput kings, who ruled northwest India. Amid the opulent palaces and massive fortresses, discover the well-preserved artistic and cultural traditions unique to this region.Jaipur to Ranthambore 3.5H (Drive)
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Explore one of India’s renowned wildlife sanctuaries.
Ranthambore National Park—the former hunting grounds of the maharajas of Jaipur—operates as a hub for tiger conservation efforts. Although the big cat’s overall population has dwindled due to overhunting and deforestation, you may even spot a Bengal tiger.Jaipur to Jodhpur 30M
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Jodhpur is your gateway to the golden dunes of the Thar Desert.
Before striking out into the endless sands of the Thar Desert, discover Jodhpur’s markets and historic monuments, including Mehrangarh Fort, an imposing sandstone citadel aptly described by writer Rudyard Kipling as “the work of giants.”Jodhpur to Khajuraho 1H + to Amritsar 1H 15M
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Observe the timeless rituals of India’s sacred centers.
More than a thousand years ago in Khajuraho, the Chandela kings built elaborate temples dedicated to two different religions—Jainism and Hinduism. Scattered over a nine-mile area, the surviving sandstone structures stand as a testament to the artisans who carved ornate, often sensual, sculptures into the temple walls. The city of Amritsar is best-known for the Golden Temple, one of the holiest sites in the Sikh religion.Amritsar to Kathmandu 1H 20M
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Nepal has long served as a crossroads for cultures and religions.
Buddhism and Hinduism peacefully coexist in Nepal, as evidenced in Kathmandu’s diverse array of stupas and temples. The landscape, too, varies dramatically, from the fertile Kathmandu Valley to rugged Himalayan peaks.Nepal to Sri Lanka 3H 20M + Local Flight
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Immerse yourself in the beauty of the “pearl of the Indian Ocean."
Sri Lanka boasts many UNESCO World Heritage sites, of which we visit four. This lush haven, where ancient relics lie undisturbed in the dense jungle, will delight nature and history enthusiasts alike.Sri Lanka to Maldives 1H 40M
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Luxuriate on the white-sand beaches of the Maldives.
As the flattest country on earth—with an average elevation of just five feet above sea level—the Maldives is one of the world’s nations most vulnerable to rising seas. The coral reef teems with more than 700 fish species, including anemones, sweetlips and gentle, graceful Manta rays, some of which have a wingspan of up to 20 feet.Maldives to Athens 9H 40M (includes tech stop)
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Recap your journey around South Asia with new friends.
Return to Athens for a farewell dinner, then catch your independent flight home the following day.
The world's most iconic places, remarkable experiences, and
not-to-be-missed natural wonders are waiting for you.
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Our Dedicated Staff and Knowledgeable Experts
An experienced team takes care of all the logistics before, during and after your trip. Your dedicated guest services manager prepares you for your trip of a lifetime and a veteran team of expedition leaders travels with you, taking care of all the details throughout your journey. We also invite knowledgeable lecturers and local experts to join us on our expeditions to bring each destination to life with real-time insights into culture, history and daily life.
An Experienced In-Flight Team
Throughout your flight, you’ll have highly trained staff and crew with years of experience at your service. They’ll know your name, your likes and your dislikes, so you can have the most personalized experience possible. An executive chef creates in-flight menus with only the freshest ingredients, providing a first-class experience all the way, and a dedicated physician travels with you for peace of mind.
An expedition physician will travel with you throughout the entire journey, providing health care services free-of-charge where needed. Should you become seriously ill en route, the trip physician will be able to liaise with local doctors at your request and, if necessary, your medical providers in the U.S., to assist in determining what further care you may require.
An experienced 15-person crew from TAG Aviation, a leading global private jet operator, will accompany you from start to finish. The crew includes three pilots, an engineer, an operations officer, a chef, and catering operator, along with the eight flight attendants.
An executive chef creates in-flight menus with only the freshest ingredients, providing a first class experience all the way. Dining options usually include a local dish as well as a western meal alternative.
Our Private Jet Experience
The moment you board our private jet, you can breathe deep and leave your worries at the door. The hidden costs of international travel, such as transit time and airport delays, cut into quality vacation time. Flying direct to most destinations reduces overall travel time, maximizing the time spent exploring each iconic destination.
Throughout your flight, you’ll have highly trained staff and crew at your service. They’ll know your name, likes and dislikes, so you can have the most personalized experience possible. An executive chef creates in-flight menus with only the freshest ingredients, providing a first-class experience all the way.
Aircraft: Boeing 757-200ER
Number of seats: 52
Type of Seats: Flatbed (180-degree recline)
Features: In-seat power outlets, USB ports and personal storage ottoman
Amenities: Bose noise-canceling headphones and onboard tablet