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Mystic Kingdoms of Asia
Exploring the Secrets of Longevity with Dr. Andrew Weil
Join Dr. Andrew Weil, the world-renowned leader and pioneer in the field of integrative medicine, on an innovative private jet expedition exploring ancient traditions of body and soul. Discover Asia’s remote corners and fascinating destinations—from Bhutan to Okinawa—with thoughtfully curated activities designed to nourish your entire being.
Eight Fascinating Destinations Across Asia
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Begin your journey across Asia in cosmopolitan Singapore.
Meet your fellow travelers and expedition team in Singapore, which has evolved into one of the world’s safest, most vibrant and innovative cities in less than two generations. Explore the connections between the country's rapid economic growth and the deep Confucian values held by Singapore’s founder.SINGAPORE TO COLOMBO, SRI LANKA: 4H
Temperature 89F/70FRainfall 2.2 inchesCurrency Sri Lankan RupeeTime Zone GMT +5.5
Venture into Sri Lanka’s interior, home to the country's most sacred sites.
Sri Lanka is home to eight UNESCO World Heritage sites, many of them sacred to Buddhism. Introduced to the island in the third century B.C.E., this ancient religion encompasses a variety of core traditions, including meditation and the search for spiritual liberation. Sri Lanka's central highlands—a lush landscape punctuated by waterfalls and tea estates—is the best place to examine Sri Lanka's Buddhist traditions.SRI LANKA TO KHAJURAHO 2H 30M + TO AMRITSAR 1H 30M
Temperature Khajuraho: 82F/51FTemperature Amritsar: 72F/45FRainfall Khajuraho: 1.1 inchesRainfall Amritsar: 1 inch
Observe the timeless rituals of India's spiritual 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 center for spirituality and wellness traditions.
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.KATHMANDU, NEPAL TO PARO, BHUTAN: 1H
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This remote Himalayan Kingdom is known as Asia’s happiest country.
In the 1970s, Bhutan began inviting visitors to discover its ancient monasteries, unspoiled panoramas and intriguing traditions. Get an authentic glimpse of daily life as you travel through scenic panoramas and experience Bhutanese traditions that have largely been preserved through years of isolation.PARO, BHUTAN TO CHIANG MAI, THAILAND: 2H
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Chiang Mai's laidback attitude and majestic temples will charm you.
Once the center of the ancient Lanna Kingdom, Chiang Mai is the indisputable cultural capital of Thailand. Here, far from the hustle of modern city life, witness how people have preserved traditional handicrafts and immerse yourself in the lush natural beauty of the region.
CHIANG MAI, THAILAND TO LUANG PRABANG, LAOS: 45M
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Venture into the heart of the Golden Triangle.
The famed Golden Triangle is where the borders of Thailand, Burma and Laos converge. Opt to upgrade and spend two nights in a luxury tented camp in Chiang Rai, set in the heart of a tranquil bamboo forest, followed by one night in Chiang Mai. Guests choosing this alternate will travel to Chiang Rai by private jet and meet up with the rest of the group in Chiang Mai before heading to our next destination.
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The city of Luang Prabang is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Located at the confluence of the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers, Luang Prabang is filled with sacred temples, elegant architecture and traditional markets untouched by time. Discover what UNESCO calls a "unique and remarkably well-preserved townscape," which blends traditional Lao culture with European colonial influences.LUANG PRABANG, LAOS TO OKINAWA, JAPAN: 4H
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Okinawans live longer, healthier lives than most of the world's people.
Residents of Okinawa have one of the highest life expectancies in the world—many of them live to be more than 100 years old. Scientists have long studied the Okinawan diet, genetics and lifestyle to understand why this region is home to such a high concentration of centenarians.
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.
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 with years of experience at your service. They’ll know your name, likes and dislikes, so you can have the most personalized experience possible.
Aircraft: Bombardier Challenger 850
Number of seats: 20
Type of Seats: Business-class seats