Sep 1, 2022
THE MOON FESTIVAL SITS ON the horizon and is celebrated across the globe, with different cultures carrying out numerous rituals. Travel is usually on the menu as people return to home to celebrate with their families… but wouldn’t Mid-Autumn Festival travel be better aboard a private jet?
Global business aviation group VistaJet has teamed up with some of the world’s leading hotels and tour operators to create five unique journeys that will ensure this Mid-Autumn Festival is never forgotten.
Ranging from bespoke staycations in China, learning endearing Japanese traditions, and unearthing some of Southeast Asia’s natural wonders to discovering the myth of Greek Oracles, each adventure entails heaps of truly magical moments. The hard part is choosing which trip to embark on.
Mid-Autumn Festival private-jet trips in Asia…
Roaring Through the Year of the Tiger
Volcanoes and tigers and yachts, oh my! This three-week adventure involves them all. From Kuala Lumpur, guests board a private jet to Ambon, where the luxury continues on board a breath-taking 65-meter wooden yacht to cruise through the Spice Islands. Highlights include meeting the Alifuru tribe, discovering endemic wildlife at Manuela National Park, strolling through nutmeg plantations in Banda Bearm, and helping to protect the remaining Sumatran tigers in a private conservation area in the rainforest.
A Refined Tsukimi in Japan
September 10 this year sees Japan celebrate Tsukimi, which translates as “moon viewing.” Traditionally, family and friends gather under the full moon with offerings of food and sake. This 10-day VistaJet Moon Festival journey involves a private Tsukimi ceremony held at a traditional temple, ancient temple visits, learning calligraphy, sampling the finest sake served by geishas in Kyoto, hanging out with Japan’s oldest tribe, and veering off the well-trodden trail in search of wildlife.
Moonlight Staycations in China
No Moon Festival is complete without mooncake, and this feast of an adventure sees guests hop from private jet to luxurious staycations coupled with tailor-made hospitality from The House Collective. A great option for foodies, this gourmand’s getaway involves mooncake pairing experiences, cocktail masterclasses, dining at a Michelin-starred restaurant and visiting an intimate sanctuary in the heart of Shanghai.
Or if you’re looking to fly further afield…
Full Moon Adventures with Ariodante The Oracles in Greece
Feel the real magic of the moon with this excursion that sees history collide with mythology and astronomy. This bespoke two-week trip takes guests on land and sea across the Greek regions of Epirus, Peloponnese and Attica. Follow in the footsteps of Greek gods and historical figures such as Homer and Aristotle, and enjoy private access to historical sites with archaeologists, historians and artists.
In Search of the Lost City of the Incas
This three-week journey delves into pre-Columbian America’s largest empire, the Inca civilization. Explore the Lost City of Incas in style before soaking up a series of other incredible historic sites, such as the mummies of Arequipa, the condors of Colca Valley and the mysterious Nazca lines. Fly over the Sacred Valley of Incas in a hot air balloon, dive into Lake Titicaca, and forge unforgettable memories watching Chinese lanterns at Machu Pichu under the glow of the full moon.
For more information, visit www.vistajet.com/privateworld.