2023 World Tour by Private Jet

KYOTO • HOI AN PAROKATHMANDU CAPPADOCIA • BERLIN
October 2 – 20, 2023 | Suite Accommodations | Maximum 15 travelers
• All Suite accommodations throughout the tour
• Lakani’s signature Dine By Choice with no limitations – including Room Service
• Deluxe vehicles with a window seat for optimum viewing during sightseeing
• All gratuities to guides, drivers, hotel and restaurant staff, and Tour Manager
• Tour Manager plus an Operations Manager
• Special entertainment and gala evenings
• First class cuisine with fine wines and champagnes aboard the Lakani Private Jet
• Leisure time in each destination to enjoy the facilities
• “Luggage-One-Touch” from start to finish
• Fly directly between destinations and avoid typical airport crowds at private terminals

Your VIP Private Jet, has been custom-fitted for only 15 travelers with luxurious leather club seats and posh interiors.  Your cabin crew will graciously anticipate all of your in-flight needs, while serving first class cuisine with fine wines and champagnes.  Experience arrivals like royalty often at private terminals where you hardly realize the usual customs and immigration formalities have taken place.

Lakani Signature Experiences Include:

  • JAPAN – Visit the unforgettable Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine with an impressive ten thousand torii gates
  • VIETNAM Learn about the history of sericulture, silk unravelling and silk weaving process of Cham people at a traditional house with its mulberry gardens
  • BHUTAN – Have an opportunity to see Tiger’s Nest, one of the most venerated and sacred of all Buddhist sights in the world
  • NEPAL – Take a flight around Mt. Everest to see endless chains of snow-capped peaks as you fly above the clouds.  Meet with a well-known Everest Summiteer to hear about his adventures
  • TURKEY – Enjoy a special dinner with entertainment at one of Cappadocia’s historic caravanserais.  Take a hot air balloon ride over the rock formations known as “fairy chimneys”
  • GERMANY – Tour inside Checkpoint Charlie Museum and see remnants of the Wall

PRICING

$169,900

Cost Per Person

$17,500

Single Room Supplement

October 2 - 4, 2023  •  Kyoto, Japan -- The Ritz-Carlton Kyoto

Arrive at Kansai Airport in Osaka, where you will be met and transferred to Kyoto and your luxury hotel.  Kyoto, the former capital of Japan for over 1,000 years, exudes the tranquility and charm of Japan’s ancient culture.  Enjoy a full-day excursion to the ancient capital of Nara and visit one of Japan’s famous landmarks, Todaiji Temple.  Its main hall is the world’s largest wooden building and houses one of Japan’s largest bronze Buddha statues.  Admire the Kasuga Shrine and be charmed by the freely roaming deer that make their home in Nara Park.  Experience an exclusive Sake pairing lunch at Le Un Restaurant.

Visit a traditional Kyoto townhouse to observe the preparation and presentation of matcha at a tea ceremony.  Explore the city of Kyoto and its surrounding area, including Ryoan-ji rock gardens, Fushini Inari Taisha Shrine, and Tenryuji Temple.  Take an unforgettable rickshaw ride through the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove and stop at the Arashiyama Station to see the Kimono Forest with pillars made with traditional dyed fabric.  Delight in a Japanese dinner party with performances by Maiko, Geiko and Jikata Geishas.

October 5 - 7  •  Hoi An, Vietnam -- Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai

Board the Lakani Private Jet and head to Da Nang, Vietnam and then drive to Hoi An, an UNESCO World Heritage Site on the central coast, known for its well-preserved Ancient Town.  Walk the Old Town and meet a local expert in the preservation of Hoi An.  Meander through the narrow streets and visit the attractive Fujian Assembly Hall, the iconic Japanese Covered Bridge, pagodas, and other significant sights.  Visit a Cham textile house and learn about the silk unraveling and weaving process of the Cham people.

Stroll through a colorful market with a Chef and purchase some of the ingredients to be used in the cooking lesson later.  Cruise the Hoi An River to Red Bridge Cooking School.  Wander through the herb and vegetable garden, then attend a fascinating culinary workshop where you will learn to prepare traditional dishes for lunch.

Take a private sunset boat cruise on the Thu Bon River.

October 8 - 10  •  Paro, Bhutan -- COMO Uma Paro

After breakfast, transfer to Da Nang and board the Lakani Private Jet and travel northwest to Kathmandu, Nepal, enjoying lunch aloft.  Connect to a local charter and head to Paro in the Kingdom of Bhutan and transfer to your luxury accommodations at the COMO Uma Paro.  The boutique resort is set on a stunning tree-covered hill overlooking the town of Paro.

Tour Ta Dzong, the former watch tower of the 17th century which now serves as the National Museum with a wonderful collection of art and relics displayed over several floors in the circular building.  Visit a local farmhouse and gain insight into the lifestyle of farmers and the interesting architecture of the traditional village houses.

Spend a day in Thimpu, the capital of Bhutan and visit its famous landmarks, including the National Memorial Chorten built for the Father of Modern Bhutan, and the giant and unique Buddha Dordenma, filled with over 100,000 smaller Buddha statues.  See the Tashichho Dzong and learn the importance of weaving at the Textile Museum.

Enjoy a lecture on Gross National Happiness, which was proclaimed by the fourth King of Bhutan in the early 1970’s.

October 11 - 13  •  Kathmandu, Nepal -- Hyatt Regency

Depart Bhutan by local charter and fly to Kathmandu, Nepal, where your suite accommodations await you at your luxury hotel set on 37 acres of landscaped grounds just a short distance from the airport.  The capital city is also the largest in Nepal and sits at an altitude of 4,600 feet with a yearlong mild climate.  Considered a place of serenity and tranquility, it is home to monasteries, temples and spiritual melting pots.

Engage in conversation with a well-known Mt. Everest Summiteer who will talk about his mountaineering experiences.  An early morning flight over Kathmandu Valley and its surrounding mountains, including Mt. Everest provides an opportunity to get a glimpse of the natural beauty of the area.

Explore Kathmandu Valley, including the royal city of Bhaktapur.  Known as “Nepal’s Cultural Gem” it is filled with monuments, palaces and temples with elaborate carvings, golden roofs and spacious courtyards.  You will notice pagodas and religious shrines dotted throughout the city and enjoy magnificent views of the Himalayas.  Visit Pashupatinath Temple, an UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most important Hindu Temples in the world, set on the banks of the holy Bagmati River.  Continue on to Bodnath Stupa, the largest in Nepal and holiest Tibetan Buddhist temple outside of Tibet.

Tour Patan City and observe the Newari architecture displayed in the courtyards and pagoda temples of Durbar Square.

Visit the 2,500 year old Sambhunath Stupa and stroll through Indra Chowk, a market that traditionally sells blankets and cloth.  Then wander through the Ason Bazaar that is famous for Annapurna Temple and the oldest shopping place in Kathmandu.  Take a rickshaw ride to the Thamel neighborhood, known for its narrow alleys, shops, restaurants and center of Kathmandu nightlife.

Enjoy an evening of local Nepalese folk music and dance performance.

October 14 - 16  •  Cappadocia, Turkey -- Museum Hotel

Board the Lakani Private Jet and settle into your seat for your flight to Turkey.  Arrive in Nevsehir Airport and transfer to your luxury, unique hotel in the heart of Cappadocia.  As you drive through the moonlike landscape, the excitement builds.  Stop for pictures at the famous Pigeon’s Valley and learn how it got its name.  Your Relais and Chateaux hotel is truly a living museum, built into the rock caves and houses, it is decorated with many precious antiques from the Ottoman, Seljuk, Roman and Hittite periods.  Enjoy an after-hours tour of the Goreme Open Air Museum, where you can enter cave churches with Byzantine frescoes.

Arise early for a hot-air balloon excursion over Cappadocia.  It’s an experience not to be missed to see the incredible landscape from a different perspective and the opportunity to view into the ancient rock houses and caves as the balloon descends and travels close to the ground.

Return to the hotel for breakfast and then head to the Mazi Underground City for a look at this ancient refuge.  Visit a local family home and become acquainted with the authentic life of Cappodocia people and delight in a cup of tea and traditional borek.  Drive to Sinassos Village where you see beautifully decorated stone houses and have lunch.  Later, step inside a famous weaving center and observe local women weaving fine silk rugs.

Spend the day discovering the fairy chimneys and rock formations of Ortahisar Village and Uzengi Valley.  Visit Pancarlik Monastery that is home to well-preserved Byzantine frescoes.  Indulge in a homecooked lunch served by a local family in Ibrahim Pasa Village.  Take a walk after lunch in the lovely village and canyon.  Meet a legendary pottery artist in his studio and hear the story of red and white clay art forms from the Hittite era to the present day.

October 17 - 19  •  Berlin, Germany -- Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin

Board the Lakani Private Jet for the final time on this extraordinary journey as you head to Berlin, Germany.  See Charlottenburg Palace, Kurfurstendamm Boulevard (Berlin’s famous shopping street), Potsdamer Platz, and the impressive Gendarmenmarkt.  Visit the unforgettable Pergamon Museum to admire the Babylonian Processional Way, and a special archeological exhibition Uruk – 5,000 Years of the Megacity.  Continue to the home of the German parliament, the Reichstag, and climb the glass dome for spectacular panoramic views of the city.  Following lunch at the rooftop restaurant of this historic building, visit the Berlin Wall Memorial that spans both sides of Bernauer Strasse that illustrates the history of the Berlin Wall and dedicated to the memory of the divided city.  Reflect at the Window of Remembrance and the Chapel of Reconciliation.  Afterward, stop at the historic Checkpoint Charlie with time for viewing remnants of the Berlin Wall.

Choose Your Day Activities:

  • Visit Sanssouci Palace
  • Berlin shopping tour: the best shopping streets, ending with a visit to the KaDeWe Department Store

On your last evening, gather together with your travel companions and Lakani Tour Manager for a festive farewell cocktail and dinner party.

October 20  •  Berlin, Germany

Bid farewell as you depart Berlin for home or onward to your next destination.

The Ritz Carlton Kyoto  •  Kyoto, JAPAN

Situated on the banks of the Kamo River, your spacious Suite awaits you in this luxury sanctuary exuding tranquility.  Perhaps indulge in a relaxing Spa treatment after your transpacific flight.  Or take a stroll through the shopping district just outside of the hotel.

Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai  •  Hoi An, VIETNAM

Settle in your One-Bedroom Ocean View Villa and you may never want to leave this idyllic setting on Vietnam’s central coast.  From your private terrace, the beach is just steps away.

COMO Uma Resort  •  Paro, BHUTAN

Step into your luxury One Bedroom Villa located in the spectacular Paro Valley at this intimate boutique resort.  Enjoy access to wellness treatments, yoga, swimming as well as a private therapy suite in your own villa.  And you must take advantage of the dramatic Paro Valley views from the bathtub.

Hyatt Regency  •  Kathmandu, NEPAL

Located on 37 acres of landscaped grounds, your luxury five-star hotel reflects the Newari-style architecture from the Newars, who inhabited Kathmandu in the thirteenth century, and is part of the cultural heritage of Nepal.  Settle into your spacious, luxurious Suite and take time to explore the hotel and grounds.

The Museum Hotel  •  Cappadocia, TURKEY

Immerse yourself in thousands of years of history in your luxury Suite in this unique hotel made from stone houses and restored caves to reflect the natural and cultural history of the area.  It is a living museum decorated with priceless antiques with stunning views of Cappadocia.  It is the only hotel in Turkey invited into the Relais & Chateaux family of luxury establishments.

Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin  •  Berlin, GERMANY

Arrive in Berlin and settle into your luxurious Junior Suite in the best location in the city – right opposite the Brandenburg Gate.  Take a dip in the pool, pamper yourself in the spa, and be sure to enjoy a sunset meal or cocktail at the outdoor Restaurant Quarre facing the iconic structure.

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