Go beyond the usual itinerary through extended, customised trips that take you from one unique destination to another. From the lofty peaks of Bhutan to the breathtaking reefs surrounding Indonesia’s fabled Spice Islands, Aman seeks ways to make the world’s most remote destinations accessible, through exceptional, individually curated expeditions and adventures.
Expeditions by Air
Embark on a carefully curated private jet journey to experience the incredible diversity of Aman’s resorts and hotels around the world, showcasing the individual geography, culture and spirituality of each of their destinations
1 country, 4 destinations
8-20 September 2019
This exceptional 12-night journey showcases the unique traditions and history of China on a four-stop tour through the country. Beginning in Beijing at Aman Summer Palace, the journey takes in the ancient town of Hangzhou from Amanfayun, awe inspiring vistas from Amandayan in Lijiang and the bright lights of Shanghai from Amanyangyun, with stop offs along the way to ensure the best of Chinese culture and tradition is captured.
Expeditions by Sea
Navigate new horizons on a fully-staffed, hand-crafted Phinisi or traditional teak cruising vessel. Sail the high seas, dive pristine reefs and discover landscapes few are ever privy to
Verdant atolls and unparalleled marine life
The Raja Ampat expedition is a five- or seven-night adventure through one of the world’s most exceptional marine areas. Renowned for its biodiversity, Raja Ampat or ‘The Four Kings’ encompasses over 40,000km² in the northeast seas of the Indonesian Archipelago where the Pacific becomes the Indian Ocean. The resulting currents stir up nutrient-rich water which, along with the tropical climate, nurtures magnificent coral reefs and unparalleled marine life.
Set sail in search of Dragons
The Komodo Expedition is a seven-night adventure through the pristine wilderness and waters of Indonesia’s Komodo National Park. Encounter antediluvian creatures unchanged since prehistoric times on a visit to the only two islands in the world where the infamous Komodo dragon can still be found. Cruise through the Nusa Tenggara Archipelago to dive and snorkel some of the world’s most biologically diverse and widely acclaimed underwater sites. This expedition truly unveils a forgotten Eden, on land and sea.
Sail the Spice Islands; amongst vibrant reefs and serene white beaches
Embark on a ten-night voyage to discover the Spice Islands, a cluster of seven tiny islands in Eastern Indonesia’s vast Banda Sea. Known for their raw natural beauty, the islands were once home to the world’s only source of nutmeg, drawing tradesmen from far and wide. Today, traces of this past lie hidden beneath the blanket of dense forest, discoverable on foot led by expert guides. As you sail between the islands on Amandira or Amanikan, dive into the clear turquoise waters to see the abundant marine life. Closer to shore, vibrant multi-coloured coral reefs lie in the shallows off the serene white beaches. Whether on shore or at sea, experienced staff offer intuitive service and expert guidance throughout your journey.
Explore the seas of the Indonesian Archipelago on our two flagship cruisers
A 52-metre Phinisi sailing vessel
Aman’s flagship boat, Amandira is a custom-built, two-masted Phinisi sailing vessel with five spacious cabins and a crew of 14. Amandira can travel under sail as well as motor, with facilities including Nitrox to allow longer dive times for experienced divers. Two cabins are fitted with king-size beds, while the third offers a queen-size bed or twin beds. Two further cabins have double bunk beds. Amandira explores the Unesco-protected Komodo National Park, or the magnificent coral reefs and unparalleled marine life of Raja Ampat. It can be chartered alongside Amanikan for the ultimate Indonesian odyssey.
A custom-built 32-metre coastal cruiser
An elegant, fully-staffed motor-powered cruiser handmade from hardwoods, Amanikan fuses the romance of traditional spice trading vessels with modern comfort. With three above-deck cabins, a foredeck with bar for outdoor dining and extensive dive facilities, the boat is equipped for journeys of all kinds around the Indonesian archipelago. Excursions aboard Amanikan include the Komodo Expedition to observe the infamous Komodo Dragon, and trips to the famed Spice Islands. These include the Banda archipelago of ten volcanic islands, for centuries the world’s only source of nutmeg and each a tropical paradise.
Breathtaking scenery and cultural sights will enchant you on this inspirational and meditative journey through Bhutan. Visit all five Amankora lodges on a 12-night adventure across the central and western valleys of this Buddhist Kingdom.
Bali & Beyond
Discover five Aman properties each showcasing different aspects of Indonesia’s incredible diversity, from Bali’s beaches and rolling highlands, to Central Java’s Borobudur temple and the lost Eden that is Moyo Island and the Flores Sea.
China's Unesco Treasures
Experience historic marvels and natural wonders including the Great Wall and the Summer Palace in Beijing, the Old Town and Jade Dragon Snow Mountain in Lijiang, and West Lake and its temples near Hangzhou, from three Aman destinations in China.