Four days in the wild
A visit to Aman-i-Khas can be eye-opening and soul-soothing in equal measure – an opportunity to slow down and reconnect while discovering the wonder of the wild. A four-day stay offers an introduction to the myriad treasures of Ranthambore and the Aravalli Hills.
Spy leopards, jackals, sambar deer and hundreds of colourful bird species on a guided safari in Ranthambore. The highlight is the chance to glimpse one or more of the 86 Bengal tigers that make their territories in the park.
Embark on a recommended second day of safari adventure, or dedicate your day to restoration and tranquillity in the Aman-i-Khas spa tent, with an Ayurvedic Poornvandana massage to soothe the body and boost circulation, and an aromatherapeutic bath prepared with herbs from the camp’s organic garden.
This mountainous region is dotted with ancient hill forts, built by Rajput kings from the 5th century onwards – discover some of the most magnificent on a guided day trip.
Devote the final day to discovering the wonders of Rajasthani cuisine, with a secluded picnic beside the lake and a personal cookery class with the camp’s chef.
Four days by the sea
To camp at Amanwana is to step outside the normal world and into a natural Eden. A four-night stay affords opportunities to discover the island’s abundant natural treasures, from the depths of the sea to the heights of the mountains inland.
Visit the camp’s dive centre to gear up for an undersea adventure (and gain PADI certification), and discover a rainbow realm of sea turtles and ornate corals, spotted rays and parrotfish. Alternatively, plan a bespoke excursion to spot whale sharks at Saleh Bay.
Follow the trails through the tropical forest to a spring-fed waterfall at the heart of the island, and swim in the limestone pools. Or, cut through the emerald jungle to explore secret caves, where rare wildlife including monitor lizards make their home.
Following a day of relaxation, take dinner early and, after sunset, step aboard the traditional wooden outrigger Aman X1V, for a starlight cruise a short distance beyond the bay. Engines off, adrift in silence, beneath a mesmerising canopy of stars.
Join Amanwana’s seasoned fishermen for a traditional bottom-fishing experience in the afternoon, then enjoy cocktail at canapés at Sunset Point, before dining on your catch, expertly prepared by the chef.