Up to 18 guests can join this exclusive expedition through three continents. Beginning in Japan, the 20-night journey takes in sake tastings and geisha-led experiences in Kyoto, before setting off for Palawan’s prided beaches in the Philippines and Borobudur’s Unesco-listed temples in Indonesia. A seaplane ride covers the journey to the Maldives, where island life allows time to indulge in yacht excursions and dolphin-spotting adventures. Oman is next, rounding off the Asia portion of the trip, before Venice’s palazzo-lined canals and Marrakech’s spice-filled souks.
After days of relaxation, the journey continues onwards to the cultural highlights of Central Java and Amanjiwo, overlooking Unesco-guarded Borobudur. From this privileged perch, there’s chance to explore the world’s largest Buddhist temple complex entirely free from crowds, with bespoke backstage excursions. A morning trek through rice paddies to the 8th-century Hindu temple of Selogriyo is also included. Back at Amanjiwo, the resort centres around a lofty hilltop rotunda, where resort-grown Javanese meals are served. Steps slope down to a pool where indolent afternoons can be spent, cooling off against a bottle-green backdrop of tropical flora.