10 of the world’s most colourful places by private jet

Private aviation helps you reach some of the world’s most remote and beautiful places easily and directly. And when it comes to a stunning spectacle – whether natural or manmade – colour is a big part of the appeal.

So here’s a tour of the world’s most colourful hotspots, and how to get there by private jet.

1. The Great Barrier Reef, Australia

1,600 miles off the coast of Queensland, Australia, lies the world-famous Great Barrier Reef.

The coral reef’s clear, turquoise waters play host to a hugely diverse underwater ecosystem, with fish, algae and corals of all colours visible both underwater and up in the sky. It’s quite a spectacle for colour-loving travellers.

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Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is a bucket-list scuba diving spot,

How to reach the Great Barrier Reef by private jet

A popular private jet route within Australia is between the Gold Coast and Hamilton Island, the closest airport to the Great Barrier Reef.

Coolangatta Gold Coast – Hamilton Island Airport
Aircraft: Challenger 604 (10 seats)
Estimate charter price: £30,000 (one way)

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2. The Painted Desert, Arizona

Explorer Francisco Vazquez de Coronado discovered the Painted Desert by accident in 1540 – during an expedition in Arizona – and its not hard to see why he gave it its name.

The area is situated between the Grand Canyon and the Petrified Forest National Park and its vibrant colours are produced by the multiple layers of rock, containing various levels of iron and magnesium – a mecca for photographers and travellers.

The Painted Desert in the Western US

The Painted Desert in Arizona is a mecca for photographers.

How to reach the Painted Desert by private jet

The closest airport to the Painted Desert is Polacca Airport. The airport’s runway is too short for jets to land there – but it is accessible by turboprop aircraft.

Las Vegas – Polacca
Aircraft: Beech King Air (7 seats)
Estimate charter price: $4,800 (one way)

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3. Moscow, Russia

Moscow’s Red Square is home to the iconic Saint Basil’s Cathedral, built in 1555. It was painted in the 17th century, after starting out white.

Whether set off by a blanket of snow, or glowing in the summer sun, the colours and patterns are a unique spectacle.

Moscow's colorful cathedral evokes fantasy day and night.

Moscow’s colourful St Basil’s cathedral is in the city’s Red Square.

Fly to Moscow by private jet

Moscow has three major airports: Sheremetyevo, Domodedovo and Vnukovo. They are all accessible by private jet, although Vnukovo airport is the most popular.

Paris Le Bourget – Moscow Vnukovo
Aircraft: Challenger 604 (10 seats)
Estimate charter price: €23,900 (one way)

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4. Cinque Terre, Italy

The famous Cinque Terre is formed of five villages in the north west of Italy: Corniglia, Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Manarola and Riomaggiore.

Nestled on the Mediterranean coast between cliffs, the colourful houses and terraces have been made a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The colorful homes and buildings on Italy's Cinque Terre look like a postcard!

The colourful buildings of Italy’s Cinque Terre are a memorable spectacle.

Visit the Cinque Terre in Italy by private jet

To visit the Cinque Terre, we’d recommend flying by private jet to Genoa, then transferring by helicopter or train (as car travel is limited in the area).

London – Genoa
Aircraft: Embraer Phenom 100 (4 seats)
Estimated price: £10,500 (one way)

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5. Lake Natron, Tanzania

Lake Natron is a mineral-rich soda lake in northern Tanzania, at the border with Kenya. Its name is derived from from the large amount of natron (sodium carbonate decahydrate), giving the lake a distinctive pink hue.

While the area is a breeding ground for hundreds of thousands of lesser flamingo, it is dangerous for humans and many other animals – so it’s a case of look but don’t touch!

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The famous pink lake in northern Tanzania

How to reach Lake Natron by private jet

The lake can be visited through an organised safari or private aircraft charter. You can fly directly to Nairobi or Tanzania from Europe, or take a private charter flight within Africa.

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6. Provence, France

The south east of France is well known for its climate, gastronomy and beautiful landscapes. It’s also home to the famously vibrant lavender fields of Provence.

When the lavender is in full bloom, the region is a treat for all the senses – awash with colour and a scent that can travel for miles.

The Lavender Fields in Provence are both a visual and olfactory treat!

The lavender fields in Provence are both a visual and olfactory treat!

Visit Provence by private jet

It is possible to access Provence from several airports, such as Aix-les-Milles in Aix-en-Provence, Marseille, Toulon or Avignon.

London – Aix-les-Milles
Aircraft: Citation Mustang (4 seats)
Estimate charter price: £6,800

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7. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio is rich in culture and full of colour all year round. It reaches a pinnacle in February, when the famous Rio Carnival takes colour to a whole new level – with a sea of elaborate costumes, masks and decorations. Add in the wealth of local flora and fauna, and you have a colour-lover’s dream!

The vibrant culture in Brazil comes alive during Carnaval

The vibrant culture in Brazil comes alive during the Rio Carnival

Visit Rio de Janeiro by private jet

Miami International – Rio de Janeiro
Aircraft: Gulfstream G450 (13 seats)
Estimate charter price: $198,000 (one way)

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8. Keukenhof, Netherlands

From late April to May, the tulip fields burst into life in the Netherlands, covering the landscape with a sea of colourful blooms.

To get the full experience, we recommend renting a bicycle!

The Dutch tulip fields are another beautiful and scented site!

The tulip fields of the Netherlands are a jaw-dropping sight.

Visit the Netherlands by private jet

There are many places in the Netherlands to see the famous tulip fields. One of the most popular is the Keukenhof Gardens, less than an hour from Amsterdam.

Paris Le Bourget – Amsterdam
Aircraft: Piaggio P180 Avanti (6 seats)
Estimated price: €6,600 (one way)

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9. Lapland, Finland

When it comes to colour, one of the most extraordinary phenomena on Earth are the Northern Lights (or aurora borealis) – a feature on many travellers’ bucket lists. There are many spots around the world which provde a view, including Iceland, Scotland, and Canada. But one of the best places is Lapland, in northern Scandinavia.

The stuff of dreams, the famous Northern Lights!

The famous Northern Lights are a feature on many travel bucket lists.

Visit Lapland by private jet

Kittila airport in the heart of Lapland takes you to the best places to see the northern lights. If you’re lucky, you may even see them from the sky.

Paris Le Bourget – Kittila
Aircraft: Citation XLS (8 seats)
Estimate charter price: €25,200

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10. Times Square, New York

When it comes to manmade colour, few places can compete with Times Square. It’s not hard to see why NYC is named ‘the city that never sleeps’ when you stand in the centre of it. Nothing else on Earth can quite match the sensory explosion of bright lights, supersize hoardings, constant movement and street performers.

The bustle of Times Square comes with an array of color and sound!

The bustle of Times Square comes with an array of colour and sound.

Visit New York City by private jet

The most popular private jet airport in New York is Teterboro, a 25-minute cab ride from Times Square.

See 3 ways to fly by private jet from London to New York.

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