Spin the globe and any country you land on in Asia is likely to offer an abundance of excellent hiking and bicycling opportunities. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast who wants such activity to be the principal focus of your trip, or you prefer a more judicious sampling of hill and dale, Remote Lands will guide you in the right direction.
Enjoy this week-long trek through Kyrgyzstan, as you explore the sights and sounds of capital city Bishkek, the natural beauty of the Suusamyr valley and Sary-Chelek Biosphere Reserve, and the exciting traditions of Jalal-Abad and Osh. For an awakening of your senses, this trip combines adventure with culture.
This trekking journey to Everest Base Camp is the experience of a lifetime. Trek through stunning mountain panoramas and alongside Tibet’s Yamdrok Lake. Feel a sense of accomplishment unlike any other when you reach the base camp. You’ll switch between camping and luxury hotels like the St. Regis Lhasa.
A quick but luxurious 2-day adventure in the Northern Thailand city of Chiang Mai, this itinerary is the perfect add-on to any Southeast Asia trip. Bike through vibrant green tea fields, explore the city’s revered temples and pay a visit to a Hmong Village. This is an active exploration of the ancient city.
See the legendary Mt. Everest from up-close on this challenging and rewarding 15-day luxury adventure. You’ll trek through dense forest and lush valleys, walk alongside roaring rivers, lunch in small towns, and capture unrivaled views of Mt. Everest from various breathtaking viewpoints on your hike to Base Camp.
Take in Bhutan’s lush landscape on this 16-day luxury bicycle adventure, pedalling past ancient Buddhist temples like the Taktsang Monastery, climbing Bhutan’s highest road pass, Thrumsing La, and gaining insight into local religion at a Buddhist festival in Jakar, while staying in luxe hotels like Uma by COMO.
Be captivated by Northern Laos on this 8-day luxury voyage. You’ll stay in a comfortable eco-lodge and luxury accommodation, hike steep mountains, interact with locals in a remote village, trek through thick jungles, and ride an elephant along the mighty Mekong river in charming Luang Prabang.
Spend 7 days in Laos’ stunning Northern region, where you’ll visit ancient UNESCO-listed temples, hike a mountain, kayak down a river keeping an eye out for exotic wildlife, and sit down to a traditional village dinner, all while staying in some of the best hotels in Laos, like Luang Prabang’s Amantaka.
Take a ride on the open road through Bhutan’s stunning countryside, as you’re chauffeured from Paro to Thimpu in your luxury vehicle. You’ll marvel at religious sites like Rimpung Dzong and Drukgyel Dzong, interact with local families at their farms, and enjoy luxury stays at luxurious Amankora hotels.
Does the thought of simply relaxing on the beach bore you? This luxury bike tour of Northern Thailand is far from a lazy holiday. Bike through stunning mountain towns visiting small villages, ancient ruins and even the bewildering architectural marvel of the White Temple in Chiang Rai on this thrilling adventure.
See what Thailand has to offer aside from stunning white-sand beaches on this 9-day luxury biking adventure through the equally beautiful North. The region is full of bright green valleys, vibrant rice fields and jungle-covered mountains. Sleepy mountain towns, friendly hill tribes and challenging ascents await you.
Experience one of Mongolia’s most picturesque sights - Lake Hövsgöl, the blue pearl of Mongolia - to its fullest on this thrilling 4-day journey. You’ll hike and picnic in the scenic countryside, and meet nomadic families along the way, while camping with modern equipment beneath the star-blanketed sky.
Take in the stunning scenery and encounter friendly locals on this whirlwind 5-day adventure through Northern Laos. You’ll sleep in luxury along the banks of the Mekong river, ride an elephant bareback, and explore the cultural wonders of charming Luang Prabang, where you’ll stay in one of Laos’ best hotels.
Take an adventurous 7-day luxury journey through the center of Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido, the country’s outdoor playground. You’ll snowshoe to the summit of Mt Taisetsu, sink into a steaming hot spring bath, canoe the thrilling Kushiro river, and enjoy Hokkaido delicacies like chocolate and ramen.
Discover Myanmar’s charming Putao region on this exciting 5-day luxury journey. Have close encounters with local Lisu, Rewang and Shan villagers, explore the Nam Lang River on the back of an elephant, take a scenic cruise down the Malikha river, and see the area by bike, while staying at the cozy Malikha Lodge.
Journey through China’s most picturesque landscapes on this exciting 13-day luxury journey. You’ll hike through the stunning Yellow Mountain and Jiuzhaigou National Park, tour Tibetan villages of the Zharu Valley, and play with Pandas in Chengdu, while staying at luxury hotels like Amanfayun or Banyan Tree.
Reap the rewards of challenging yourself to this incredible 13-day trek through Bhutan’s majestic mountains. You’ll hike and camp in breathtaking spots like the base camp of Mount Chomolhari, visit historic landmarks in Paro like the Kyichu Lhakhang Temple, and stay in luxury at the Amankora or Uma by COMO.
Soak in the exquisite Omani culture in this 10-day exploration of city, desert and island life. From the bustling capital of Muscat to the Wahiba Sands and the wildlife of Masirah Island, this itinerary highlights the best of Oman, offering luxury accommodation, cultural experiences, and a world of adventure.
Enjoy a classic tour of Bhutan’s beautiful countryside on this 14-day journey from Paro to Thimpu. You’ll visit such time-honored spots as Drukgyel Dzong, Tiger’s Nest Monastery, and Gangtey Monastery, step into the lush Tang Valley, all while staying in luxurious Amankora hotels dotted across the country.
Spend 10 action-packed days exploring the best Nepal has to offer. You’ll pass over the stunning Pokhara Valley and Phewa Lake by plane, explore ancient UNESCO-listed palaces and temples, trek through Chitwan National Park on the back of an elephant, and stay at some of Nepal’s best hotels, including the luxurious Dwarika’s.
Venture into wild Papua New Guinea on this comprehensive 12-day luxury journey. This getaway balances ventures to remote natural locations with rustic adventures. Flit between trekking in the Sepik Region and catching breathtaking views from Mount Hagen for an unforgettable experience.
Beginning in the bustling capital of Manila and finishing in the relaxing paradise of Boracay, this 13-day itinerary takes you through the Philippine’s must-see spots. Enjoy horse-drawn carriage rides, hike volcanoes, visit numerous UNESCO Heritage Sites and lounge on the beach on this balanced luxury getaway.
Taiwan is often forgotten by the typical travelers – unfortunately for them. This 6-day luxurious adventure takes you to the famous cave from the renowned novel Journey into the West, the magical Sun Moon Lake, and for a relaxing dip in natural hot springs situated in the fascinating aboriginal village of Wulai.
Travel through the remote, stunning corners of Northwest China on this colorful journey that will take you from Beijing to undiscovered Zhangye Danxia and Jiayuguan. Your camera will be challenged to capture the real life epic beauty at sites like Jiayuguan Fortress, the Danxia landforms, Bingguo Rock area, and more.
This 10-day itinerary promises to bring you to your senses as you travel through a world of contrasts from Siberia and over the Mongolian border. Crossing over mountains and past mysterious lakes, you will encounter awe-inspiring archaeological remains and carvings that make for a rewarding journey.
Explore Myanmar’s great outdoors on this exhilarating 14-day adventure. You’ll make friends with local villagers, check out Bagan’s 2,000 temples, cruise down the legendary Inle Lake, raft the exciting Malikha river, and stay in some of Myanmar’s most luxurious hotels, like the iconic Governor’s Residence.
Experience a whirlwind 6-day adventure through Bhutan’s rugged terrain. You’ll take in the natural beauty of Paro Valley and Simkota Lake, while you marvel at the ancient Tiger’s Nest Monastery, see the takin at an animal preserve, and sleep at the luxe Amankora, on this incredible journey.
This thrilling 16-day trek through Tajikistan will take you through some of the most incredible natural scenery the country has to offer. You’ll start in Dushanbe, traveling through the majestic Fann mountains and beyond, stopping to picnic and camp high in the sky in total serenity.
Birdwatcher's paradise and a fisherman's haven are only a flight away with this 12-day itinerary taking you deep into exotic Papua New Guinea's wildlife culture. Stay in comfortable, eco-friendly lodges as you get up close and personal with the country's fascinating wildlife, including pelicans and fig parrots.
Discover Myanmar’s beautiful and friendly Northwest region, meeting members of the mysterious Naga tribes in the Lashi villages, marveling at ancient artwork and temples in Mandalay, trek through the rugged, pristine forests and hills, and see if you can spot unique wildlife on this 10-day luxury tour.
This 6-day luxury Myanmar adventure will take you to remote ethnic villages in the Northwest of the country. Make friends with members of the Mon Chin, Dai Chin and Magan Chin tribes, whose female members have intricate facial tattoos. You’ll trek alongside scenic rivers and farms, and stay in luxury hotels.
Covering three countries in 11 days, this adventurous overland trip takes you from the heart of Siberia in Russia, through to the remote Gobi Desert and over the recently opened border between Mongolia and China.
Venture where few travelers have gone before - isolated Siberia and the rural South Gobi Desert in this 16-day tour through Russia and Mongolia. Meet isolated cultures in the desert and learn about Soviet-era times from within an authentic setting as you stay in luxurious hotels and camp underneath the stars.
Discover Myanmar’s hidden hilltribes in the country’s Shan state on this whirlwind 4-day luxury adventure. You’ll make friends with the traditional tribespeople, and learn about their day-to-day lives, rituals, customs, and more, while staying at the peaceful New Kyaing Tong Hotel.
Travel into the lush Vietnamese countryside and discover hilltribes with fascinating customs and traditions on this 6-day luxury trip. You’ll travel from Hanoi, where you’ll tour the city’s age-old landmarks, to high in the Sapa hills, where you’ll make friends with locals and learn about their unique way of life.
Take a thrilling 8-day luxury adventure into the majestic Himalayas, exploring Nepal’s famous Everest region on foot. You’ll take in sights of incredible natural beauty as you trek through lush forests, walk along suspension bridges, and trace rushing rivers on this thrilling trip from Khumbu region to Namche Bazaar.
Experience Sri Lanka’s natural beauty on this luxurious 16-day adventure. Observe wild elephant herds in their natural habitat, trek in the lush Sinharaja Rainforest, explore multiple UNESCO sites, hike through an ancient monastery and still have plenty of time to unwind by the turquoise sea in stunning Galle.
An incredibly well-rounded adventure, this 13-day itinerary takes you through many of Papua New Guinea’s most remote, beautiful locations. Trek in the rainforest, canoe winding rivers, chat with local tribes and lounge on the soft, powder-white beaches in both the Southern Highlands and along the Sepik River.
Experience Laos’ great outdoors on this thrilling 9-day luxury adventure through picturesque countryside. You’ll trek through thick throngs of jungle, interact with locals in remote towns, visit the famous Kao Rao Cave, boat down the Mekong river, and stay in one of Laos’ best hotels in charming Luang Prabang.
This thrilling 11-day journey through Tajikistan starts off in the country’s capital, where you’ll explore its historic museums and markets, before heading off on a challenging and rewarding trek through mountains, passes, canyons, valleys, and lakes, boasting some of the most incredible beauty Mother Nature has to offer.
Discover the hidden treasures of two countries on this two-week tour. Marvel at the ancient architecture and explore the bustling bazaars of Uzbekistan’s big cities and plunge into the lakes, mountains and canyons of scenic Kyrgyzstan, where you’ll bathe in hot springs, picnic in meadows and even stay in a rustic local home.
Experience the natural beauty of Bhutan on this exciting 12-day trek through some of the country’s most picturesque scenery. You’ll step into the past at the ancient Kyichu Lhakhang Temple, explore the Kuri Chhu river on foot, and make a pilgrimage to Singye Dzong, while staying at luxury hotels like the Amankora.
Untouched rainforests, the winding Sepik River, the stunning Madang beaches and the friendly local tribes await you on this 13-day Papua New Guinea adventure. Trek through the lush forest, celebrate the traditional Sing-Sing and enjoy the end reward with time to relax on the stunning, powder-white beaches.
Leave the hustle and bustle behind: in Western Myanmar's Chin State, one of the least-developed areas of the world, you’ll come face-to-face with traditional tribal culture and pristine and untouched natural landscapes, from rivers to waterfalls to the incredible Mount Victoria.
Take an exciting 6-day tour of Nepal’s stunning great outdoors. You’ll stay in some of the country’s most luxury hotels, visit ancient temples and palaces in Kathmandu, trek through the lush forest of Chitwan National Park, and enjoy a sunset boat cruise on Phewa Lake.
A glorious loop of discovery and adventure, taking in the sights, sounds, tastes and cultures of northern Vietnam. From the city bustle, through beautiful national parkland and up into the green highlands and back again, this is an unforgettable journey into rarely explored territory.
A unique peek into a culture few travelers are lucky enough to see, this 10-day itinerary will show you a whole new side of Papua New Guinea. Meet fascinating, rare species, scuba dive exuberant coral reefs, hike in the sprawling Kaironk River Valley and enjoy a motorized canoe ride along the Sepik River.
Step into the wilds of Nepal on this challenging and rewarding 15-day luxury journey. You’ll explore some of Nepal’s most remote regions on foot, scale high mountain passes, take in the largest lake in Nepal at Rara National Park, explore ancient ruins in Sinja, and stay in some of Nepal’s most luxury hotels.
Make your way from New Delhi to the foothills of the majestic Himalayas on this exciting 10-day luxury tour, taking you to Shimla where you’ll check out interesting architecture and stay at the beautiful Wildflower Hall, and on to Rishikesh for its great outdoors and holistic experiences.
Experience Northern Laos by motorbike on this exhilarating 14-day luxury journey. Starting in Vientiane, you’ll rev your way across the country to charming Luang Prabang, making friends with local villagers, climbing mountains, checking out breathtaking views, and staying in some of Laos’ most luxury hotels.
Island-hop through Indonesia’s stunning archipelago on this 8-day luxury journey from Flores to Komodo. You’ll check out ancient ruins and colonial architecture, marvel at the majestic Mt Kelimutu, explore an 18,000-year-old cave, and hunt for the Komodo dragon in its UNESCO-listed natural habitat.
Explore Papua, Indonesia’s largest province that is far off the tourist trail, on this epic 11-day luxury journey. You’ll get bird’s-eye and close-up views of Papua’s expansive river system from plane and boat, stay in local villages and interact with local tribespeople, and camp under the stars of remote jungles.
Scuba dive alongside incredible whale sharks, trek through dense jungles and watch as locals mingle with fearful-yet-fascinating crocodiles on this 12-day Papua New Guinea luxury journey. This one-of-a-kind adventure takes place in August during the wild Crocodile Festival in the Sepik Region.
Discover the charms of Northern Laos with this five-day, off the beaten path itinerary. Start in Vientiane before flying on to the country’s northernmost airport at Boun Neu. You’ll head to Akha Nugui for a local homestay, all before exploring mountain-top stupas, markets and villages around the main town of Phongsaly.
Take an unforgettable trek through Bhutan’s charming rural communities on this 14-day journey. You’ll visit the incredible Tiger’s Nest monastery, along with Bumthang’s plentiful religious sites and temples, and trek to the Tang Chu river’s sacred Burning Lake, while staying at luxurious Amankora hotels along the way.
Indulge in some of South Korea’s best health and relaxation facilities on this rejuvenating 9-day luxury journey. You’ll savor fresh, healthy Korean dishes, hike in Bukhansan National Park, soak up the aromas of a rare green tea sauna, while staying in some of the country’s best hotels, like The Shilla in Jeju.
Spend 5 days touring the stunning, vibrant landscapes of Southern China on this luxury journey through Yangshuo, Ping An, Xiaozhai, and Guilin. You’ll explore Guilin City, capture the limestone karsts of the Li River, visit picturesque rice terraces, and spend a night at the remarkable Li-An Lodge.
Trekking in the jungle, canoeing along seemingly endless rivers, snorkeling in crystal-clear waters, and relaxing on stunning white sand are all in store on this 12-day Papua New Guinea luxury adventure. Gain unique cultural insight as you trek between remote villages and stay with welcoming locals.
Frolic under the warm South Korean sun on this exciting 8-day luxury adventure. You’ll windsurf in the Han River, camp in Gangwondo, skydive in Ansan, dive at a famous site in Jeju, and visit age-old cultural relics, all while you rest your head in some of South Korea’s best hotels, like The Shilla.
Sip local wine in Thailand as you bike through Khao Yai’s stunning vineyards on this 4-day luxury escape. No stop in the country is complete without a tour of the lively capital – Bangkok. Stay in the most extravagant hotels and learn about Thailand’s famous friendliness firsthand.
Over 13 days, this tour will take you on a historic journey through the culture-rich country of Tajikistan. From ancient rock carvings to historic monuments that have stood for centuries, this itinerary guarantees to give you a glimpse of a rare and unseen lifestyle, untouched by the outside world.
Ten memorable days of exploring Russia’s Kamchatka region will see you fly over volcanoes in a helicopter, scale summits at over 6,000 feet, dip in hot springs and venture on a breathtaking trip along the Avacha Bay to Starichkov Island - all while using your hotel in the city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky as a base.
This 3-day journey through Myanmar’s Loikaw region is bursting at the seams with action and adventure. You’ll attain great insight into ancient cultures as you meet members of local tribes, shop at bustling and unique local markets, learn traditional weaving techniques, and take a road trip across the Shan Plateau.
Take an exciting 4-day expedition into Mongolia’s beautiful backyard, the Khan Khentii Strictly Protected Area. You’ll hike the picturesque Hentii mountains, watch for exotic wildlife like wild boar, red deer, and moose, and make friends with herdsmen, while staying in traditional-yet-luxurious Mongolian Ger tents.
Explore the thrilling North Gobi steppe on this 4-day luxury Mongolia adventure. You’ll sit down to an epic picnic on the Gobi steppes, trek across the desert on camelback, and interact with local herdsmen you’re sure to meet along the way, all the while staying in traditional, luxurious Mongolian Ger tents.
Take in the serene natural beauty of the valleys and peaks of remarkable Yunnan, China as you spend 8 luxurious days traveling between Lijiang and the epic Shangri-la. Capture the incredible Yangtze River, hike through national forests, visit remote monasteries, and sleep in luxury at Songstam hotels.
Spend 11 days luxuriating in China’s lush Yunnan province, making your way from Kunming to Dali, Shangri-la, and Lijiang. You’ll stop at local markets, enjoy a fascinating look into China’s lush nature at Green Lake Park and the Yangtze Valley, hike through the iconic Shangri-La, and stay at the luxurious Banyan Tree.
Follow the scenic, one-time trade route of tea traders past, Yunnan, China’s Tea Horse Road. You’ll make your way from Xishuangbanna to Shangri-La on the Tibetan Plateau, taking in the Luosuo River and the Jianchuan Shibaoshan Grottoes, spending time in Lijiang’s Old Town, and sleeping in luxury at Banyan Tree.
Take this exciting, challenging trek to the incredible Annapurna Sanctuary, on this 17-day luxury journey. You’ll stop in remote Himalayan mountain villages, capture scenes of unimaginable beauty from generous viewpoints, watch the sunrise from 11,000 feet above sea level, and stay in luxury accommodation.
Adventure and Laos go hand-in-hand. This six-day tour takes on the best of what the region has to offer; you’ll scale mountains and tackle dense jungles in a 4x4, visit almost untouched hilltop village tribes and take time out to relax and rejuvenate at a gorgeous spa resort.
Explore the exquisite countryside of Myanmar’s Chin State on this exhilarating 5-day luxury journey. You’ll boat, jeep, and trek through remote villages, meeting local tribespeople, and taking in the colorful, fragrant surroundings. You’ll finish off at the summit of Mt. Victoria, where you’ll capture an epic sunrise.
Explore a hidden and untouched beauty and connect with the natural elements which dominate Central Asia with this 19-day trekking tour of Tajikistan’s Pamir mountains. After passing over high peaks and crossing rocky terrain, you’ll discover natural springs, ancient villages and historic sites for an unforgettable experience.
Lace up your hiking boots for this exciting adventure, as you trek into the countryside of Tajikistan. This challenging and rewarding journey will take you through the Fann mountains and passes by day, camping in the great outdoors by night.
This National Geographic Traveler award-winning trip provides an insightful glimpse of the capital, Manila, as well as rice terrace treks in Banuae and excursions to the cliffs of Sagada and tropical forests of Baguio, across 7 adventurous days.
Spend 3 days getting to know the exotic tribal culture in Northern Thailand’s Chiang Mai on this exciting luxury trip. Although just a short holiday, there’s still plenty of time to raft, trek and relax. You even get to visit the largest Hmong Village in Thailand that’s frequented by very few travelers.
An unforgettable two-week adventure into the heartland of Tajikistan’s most popular beauty spot. The Fann mountains have it all: flora, fauna, rocky gorges and grassy meadows. Spend fourteen days trekking and climbing to scenic peaks and camping overnight by stunning glacial lakes.
Embark on this luxurious private aircraft tour through Papua New Guinea. Reach the country’s remotest locations and explore the landscape’s secrets. Visit eight different exotic areas on this 10-day trip where you will barter your way through local markets and find out if the people of Yam possess magical powers.
A memorable journey awaits you on this 7-day tour within the Gansu Province of China. This enticing itinerary gives you the opportunity to witness the authentic Tibetan culture and lifestyles that are still alive within this region.