based on 17 nights inc. flights
* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
International economy flights and taxes from the UK
per person based on 2 people sharing.
Please note that the cost of the itinerary will be higher during peak periods of travel, over Chinese National Holidays.
The combination of fascinating history in China, unbelievable scenery in Philippines and captivating energy in Tokyo makes this a unique itinerary
Throughout the itinerary you'll be able to stay in some of the most exquisite hotels in the world - Aman Hotels for the ultimate luxury experience
Based on a typical Chinese village, Amanfayun is a beautiful haven to explore the UNESCO World Heritage of Hangzhou and its famous West Lake
Amanpulo is located on one of the most stunning beaches in the world and is the epitome of chilled out luxury
Aman Tokyo offers some of the largest and most beautiful rooms in Tokyo
Aman at Summer Palace lies in the original Palace used by the Empress Dowager Cixi dating back over a century, and with it's secret door into the Palace grounds it's the highlight of anyone's adventure in Beijing
Amandayan has an unbeatable position overlooking the old town of Xian and Jade Dragon Snow Mountains beyond
The best time to visit the combination of China, Philippines and Japan is from March - April. Both China and Japan will be entering the Spring with the temperatures beginning to rise after winter. This is also an ideal time to visit Amanpulo as the dry season runs from November to May.
This itinerary is the ultimate adventure through China, Japan and the Philippines staying at Aman Hotels throughout. This itinerary allows you to experience the incredible and fascinating culture of China and Japan sandwiched around a blissful stay in the Philippines which boasts some of the best beaches in the world. This is not only an epic adventure but features some of the most beautiful and luxurious hotels in Asia.
Start the journey in historic Beijing in the perfect setting of Aman at Summer Palace. The property is made up of a series of pavilions, some of which date back over a century and were originally used by guests of the Palace awaiting an audience with the Empress Dowager Cixi. During your time in Beijing we have included a private guide to take you out to the Great Wall of China, spanning over 6,000 kilometres and of course to the labyrinth that makes up the Forbidden City sitting alongside the monumental Tiananmen Square. As the Aman is located directly adjacent to the Summer Palace, as a guest here you are afforded views of this beautiful site and after the gates have closed to regular guests, you'll be able to exclusively experience the Palace, a truly special experience.
From Beijing you will take an early morning flight to Lijiang, located on the Tibetan Plateau in the stunning Yunnan province. Surrounded by the dramatic Jade Dragon Snow Mountains and with a wonderfully old world China feel, Lijiang takes you back to a time gone by. Again, with your private guide, over your two full days here you’ll enjoy exploring rarely visited villages and getting a taste of traditional Naxi way of life. In Lijiang you’ll stay at Amandayan, perched above the old town of Lijiang and designed in the traditional style of the city.
Next you will travel to your last Aman in China, Amanfayun hidden in a picturesque valley on the outskirts of Hangzhou, which you will reach by a flight from Lijiang. Once described by Marco Polo as “The City of Heaven”, Hangzhou is still today regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in China due to its tranquil West Lake, countless pagodas, historic temples, botanical gardens and vast wetland areas. Here you’ll be able to visit the beautiful Lingyin Temple, one of the best known Buddhist temples in China. Amanfayun itself is built as a small village and you often see monks walking through the grounds as they make their way to the surrounding temples.
Leaving China you will take a car transfer of just over two hours to Shanghai where you will connect to your international flight to Manila and onward charter flight to Amanpulo in the Philippines. Amanpulo due it’s stunning position and its memorable service is the only property we work with in the Philippines. Located on the private island of Pamalican, is surrounded by white sand beaches, turquoise waters and a coral reef three hundred meters from the shore. Amanpulo is the epitome of rustic chic and this remote island is the perfect escape and ideal place to completely unwind for five nights.
To finish the journey visit one of the most captivating cities in the world, Tokyo, which you will be able to reach with a direct flight from Manilla. This is such a diverse and interesting city with the ancient Senso-ji Temple, Nakamise street and the outer markets of the famous Tsukiji Fish Market on one side and then the bright lights of Shinjinku and the electric town of Akihabara on the other. Here stay at Aman Tokyo for three incredible nights. As Aman's first venture into Japan it does not fail to impress and is the perfect finale with outstanding service and incredible style.
Beijing balances its ancient history with its 21st century lifestyles and this experience is a chance to explore both of these with a visit to the ancient Forbidden City and a chance to meet a local family and join them for lunch in their home.
Spend a full day uncovering the secrets of Hangzhou with your private guide, exploring the temples of Lingyin and Fei Lai Feng the Tea Museum and tranquil waters of the West Lake.
Explore Lijang's maze of humble cobbled streets with your guide today. During this full day tour enjoy a visit to the city's Old Town, a cable car up to The Jade Dragon Mountain and later, a bird's eye view from the famous Lion Hill.
Delve into the rich history of China as you walk the remote Gubeikou section of the Great Wall. Explore how this crumbling structure played an important part in protecting Beijing from Mongolian nomads and meet local farmers and producers.
Get away from the crowds as you trek a remote section of the Great Wall of China with a guide, along crumbling ramparts and past watchtowers with exceptional views over the surrounding rugged countryside.
Walk along the ancient Jiankou section of the Great Wall of China, offering perhaps the most authentic experience with unrestored towers and crumbling ramparts, towards the renovated section at Mutianyu. Soak in the views with a picnic lunch on the wall.
Enjoy a half day tour to The Great Wall of China. This visit will take you to Mutianyu and although further from the city it offers a much more natural Wall experience as it is less visited, enabling one to appreciate the stunning countryside.
Enjoy a half day tour of Beijing's most well-known landmarks. Start with a trip to Tian'ammen Square before heading onto The Forbidden City, a former imperial palace which was the residence to twenty-four different Chinese Emperors.
Visit The Temple of Heaven and The Summer Palace on this full day tour. The Temple of Heaven is one of China's most iconic sacrificial monuments meanwhile The Summer Palace, a World Heritage Site, was built as a luxurious royal garden for royal families.
Works started on the Great Wall of China as early as 200 B.C and it now stretches from Shanhaiguan by the Yellow Sea to Jiayuguan in the Gobi Desert. Sections of wall have been restored and repaired, offering fantastic walking opportunities.
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