Each year, luxury department store Neiman Marcus puts out a ‘fantasy gift guide’ full of gifts that are supposed to be for the person who has everything. In reality, the gifts they list are all so damn expensive they show 99.999% of the population that there are things in the world we’ll never be able to afford even if we win the lottery.
Included in this year’s Fantasy Gift Guide from Neiman Marcus is a $630,000 vacation. It spans 30 days across India, Nepal, Bhutan, and The Maldives. All travel will be handled by private chartered flights and white glove service at 5-star resorts. But $630,000 for 30 days?! What can you possibly experience on this vacation to make it worth it?
The first 14 days of the trip will be spent in India. One of the biggest draws is a sunrise/sunset tour of the Taj Mahal which means you’ll have access to one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations without the crowds. You’ll also experience luxurious ‘glamping‘ at India’s Ranthambore National Park to experience wild tigers in their natural environments.
While visiting the Taj Mahal, anyone crazy enough to spend $630,000 on this trip will stay in a villa at Oberoi Amarvilas which is widely considered to be one of the finest luxury hotels on the planet. Another hotel on the trip is the Ananda in the Himalayan Foothills which Oprah Winfrey once described as ‘the most authentic spa experience I’ve ever had.’
After India, it’s off to Nepal for five days where guests will take a helicopter tour of the Gokyo Valley. They’ll stop at the Mount Everest Base Camp for breakfast with the most stunning views imaginable. There’s also some sort of special prayer that will be led by the Kumari which is a Nepalese girl said to be a ‘living goddess.’
Bhutan is next for six days (days 18 to 23). Guests will visit sacred temples. One of those temples includes the Tiger’s Nest which is a famous Himalayan Buddhist temple that is built right into a mountainside. Normally guests have to hike 2.5+ hours to get to the temple but not these luxury tourists.
The final days of the trip will be spent in The Maldives (days 23 to 30). Guests will live in over-water bungalows at the world famous 5-star Soneva Fushi and Soneva Jani properties. These over-water bungalows have glass floors so guests feel like they’re living right on top of the fish, which they are. Soneva Fushi and Soneva Jani are said to be two of the finest hotels in the world so this portion of the trip will likely be spent soaking up rays and living in ultimate luxury.
According to CNBC, the trip is being coordinated by Black Tomato who has previously planned a $158,000 14-day trip to South Africa and a $192,000 10-day trip to Argentina. This is the most expensive trip Black Tomato has planned to date.
You can check out the Neiman Marcus Fantasy Catalog here.