Private jet to Macau: the 'Las Vegas of Asia' is at your fingertips
Reach the Vegas of Asia with Fast Private Jet
Macau is a fantastic day trip.
It is only a 55-minute boat ride from Hong Kong, and is the Asian version of Las Vegas with, in addition, the atmosphere of an old Portuguese city.
So if you're looking for a destination with mouth-watering Portuguese and Asian cuisine, impressive colonial architecture, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed historic centre and a few gambling thrills, follow our suggestions for a day trip to Macau, starting from the flight!
Fasten your seatbelt and discover how to relax during an intercontinental flight
Such long-distance flight as this one are an inevitable source of stress.
Boarding the luggage, wait for the check-in and the metal detector controls. Not to mention the fact that you will probably have to lay over.
In short, you will relax only when you arrive at the destination.
But, with Fast Private Jet, it's a whole new ball game.
Foremost, you can decide both the date and the time of the departure, without adapting to the airline availability.
Secondly, you can arrive at the airport just half an hour before takeoff, as you will do all the controls in a reserved area, while the crew will take care of the rest.
Once on board, you can ask for some special extra services, such as:
- Maxi screen to create the perfect cinema atmosphere
- Business set-up to work with your laptop during the flight
- Catering service
- Chef and barman on board
- Beauty treatments
Amazing, isn't it?
If you would like to know more, feel free to contact us: our team is available at any time to answer all of your questions.
5 places of Macau that are worth a visit
1. The Venetian Macao
It might seem bizarre to start a list of any city's must-sees with a luxury casino, but dealing with chaotic Macau, we couldn't do otherwise!
One of Macau's most famous casinos is the Venetian, a luxury hotel with every comfort, restaurants and more than 350 shops, where you can spend your casino winnings.
Exactly like its Las Vegas namesake, the interior reproduces our Venice, complete with canals and gondoliers!
A small curiosity: about 20% of Macau's population works in casinos, and every time a casino has to hire new staff, it makes sure that applicants do not have family members working in the same industry. The law prohibits gambling for all civil servants; in fact, most gamblers come from China and Hong Kong.
2. Ruins of St Paul's Cathedral
It is the city's number one monument, although only the front façade remains of St Paul's Cathedral, built in the 17th century.
The building, the first Jesuit church on Chinese soil, was destroyed in a fire in 1835. It suffered severe damage, leaving only the imposing Baroque façade and the long staircase with sixty-eight steps intact. The library, at the time one of the largest in the Middle East, was completely destroyed.
In 2005, Unesco listed the ruins as a world heritage site. And although only the façade remains, the cathedral is targeted by thousands of tourists every year, especially at weekends.
3. Macau Tower
Macau is a super modern city. The ultimate expression of its modernity is the Macau Tower, a dream location for lovers of heights, but strongly discouraged for those suffering from vertigo!
Included in the World Federation of Skyscrapers and inaugurated in 2001, the Macau Tower is 338 meters high and from its top you can enjoy a beautiful view of Macau and much of the Pearl River Delta.
The tower has many attractions to offer, from the revolving restaurant to the thrilling 'skywalk', the walk around the outside of the tower that allows one to take a walk that is, quite literally, thrilling! Other activities that can be done from the Tower are bungy jumping, which, at 233 m, is the highest in the world.
4. A-Ma Temple
One of the city's main attractions. With over 500 years of history, it is one of the oldest temples in Macau.
It was built in 1488 and is dedicated to A-Ma, the patron deity of sailors and fishermen. Also known by the names Mazu or Matsu, almost 2,500 temples around the world are dedicated to the goddess and her cult counts some 200 million devotees worldwide.
Hidden by the side of a mountain, the temple consists of several prayer rooms, courtyards and pavilions, connected by elegant walkways. From the upper courtyard, one has a splendid view of the Peninsula.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it features a variety of pavilions dedicated to the worship of different deities, making it an exemplary representation of Chinese culture inspired by Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism, and a range of folk beliefs.
The name 'Macao' comes from this very temple. According to legend, the first Portuguese sailors who landed on the coast, when they asked the natives what the building was, were answered 'Ma Kok', later translated by the Portuguese into 'Macao'.
5. Grand Prix Museum
The Macao motor racing circuit, one of the most complex and challenging in the world, hosts numerous two- and four-wheel competitions every November: a tangible sign of the residents' genuine passion for the world of motors.
Could the lively Macau be without a museum celebrating this passion on its own soil?
The Grand Prix Museum was inaugurated in 1993 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Macau Grand Prix, and on the occasion of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Grand Prix, it underwent extensive renovation and refurbishment works conducted thanks to the Macau Government Tourism Office.
It hosts 30 exhibitions with racing vehicles and curious memorabilia, paying tribute to the great champions who contributed to the extraordinary success of the Grand Prix, such as Teddy Yip, Paul Du Toit, Laurel, Ayrton Senna and John Corsmit, to name but a few.
Don't miss the Macau Grand Prix: racing in Macau takes place on a street circuit, which makes the comparison with Monte Carlo inevitable.
The Macau Grand Prix is therefore a competition that demands the utmost precision from its drivers, has seen the biggest names in the sport, and has served as a springboard for the champions of the future.
In this article, we discussed the main advantages of flying by chartered plane, then we had a brief look at the best places to visit once you landed in Macau.
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