Despite their scientific explanation, sunsets continue to bewilder, inspire and amaze. The fleeting beauty of a painted sky as the sun drops behind the horizon offers an array of vistas, silhouettes, and colors that you will never see in the same arrangement again. Whether you charter flights for an impromptu getaway or travel for business, take in as many sunsets around this great world as possible before welcoming the night sky.
Where to Chase the Setting Sun in a Private Jet
Serengeti Plain, Tanzania, Africa
Safaris offer thrilling adventures, but the sun setting over the Serengeti Plain will give you some of the most beautiful memories to take home. To get a front row seat to see unmistakable silhouettes of protected wildlife, opt for an evening safari. The African sun will paint the land in red and orange hues you never knew existed as waves of heat turn the landscape gold.
Sunset watching in Santorini will blow you away. As the sun seems to disappear into the Aegean Sea, the jewel tones cast across the sky tint the stark white architecture gentle shades of blue, orange, yellow and pink. Get the best views in Oia from the tops of cliffs or from a boat.
Salar de Atacama, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
As the largest salt flat in Chile and the driest non-polar desert in the world, Salar de Atacama in San Pedro de Atacama erupts into vibrant pinks, blue and purples that reflect off the shallow water and paint the nearby mountains pink. After watching Andean flamingos fly across the evening sky, stick around for some of the best stargazing on the planet.
Grand Canyon, Arizona
One of the greatest American landmarks, the Grand Canyon offers dramatic views on its own. As the day comes to a close, the steep-sided formations in the Colorado Plateau overwhelm the senses and fill you with anticipation. As the sun makes its grand departure, the mesmerizing colors that fill the sky complement those found on the painted canyon walls before casting impressive shadows. For the best views, make your way to Lipan Point or Yaki Point. Or, hike the Rim Trail to the incredible Pipe Creek Vista.
At the heart of Australia’s arid Northern Territory, Uluru, or Ayers Rock, is a colossal sandstone monolith whose red surface looks striking against the blue sky. The rock seems to transform and glow in shades of burnt umber and deep red as the sun sets over the Australian outback. Watch the amazing transition from the Kata Tjuta rock formations.
Angkor Wat, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia
One of the most vital archaeological sites in Southeast Asia, the architecture at Angkor Wat dates back to the 9th to 15th centuries. Few places on the planet are as photogenic as the historic location, especially in the evening. As the sun sets, the silhouette of the spired temples look stunning against a backdrop of regal purple, red, blue, orange, pink and yellow tones. Catch the view from temple’s west entrance.