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At Remote Lands, we love immersing ourselves in the colorful cornucopia of markets and shopping opportunities throughout Asia.  Whether it’s a visit to the famed Tsukiji Wholesale Market of Tokyo or exploring Bangkok’s vast Chatuchak weekend bazaar, shopping for a vibrant sari in Rajasthan or a fitting for a bespoke suit in Hong Kong, we carve out time in itineraries to take home the tangible and intangible alike. For serious antique and private art collectors, we know the spots for you too.  

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From $460 per person per day

Delve into the taste sensations of fresh Vietnamese cuisine on this sensually-stimulating 14-day trip. You’ll learn cooking secrets from a top chef, dine on freshly-caught seafood in Mui Ne, sample local favorites from fresh markets, and dine at some of Saigon’s top restaurants, while staying in Vietnam’s best hotels.

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From $430 per person per day

This nine-day tour will whisk you through the wonders just waiting to be uncovered in Uzbekistan. Travel across this stunning country by train alighting to delight in the jaw-dropping architecture of the mosques and madrasahs of Tashkent, Bukhara and Khiva, the dramatic reds of the Kyzyl Kum desert and the beauty of the Amu Darya river.

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From $420 per person per day

Spend 4 luxurious days getting acquainted with Thailand’s busy capital and surrounding quieter areas. Kanchanaburi is only a 2-hour trip from the bustling city but feels a world away. The well-preserved ancient ruins of Ayutthaya are a must-see in addition to Bangkok’s fantastic cultural and historical sites.

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From $1,026 per person per day

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.

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From $1,105 per person per day

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. 

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From $630 per person per day

Experience the unique charm of Taiwan on this luxurious 11-day holiday. Between visiting ancient temples, bustling markets, lush rainforests and a stunning gorge, the country will surely win your heart. There’s even time for soaking weary traveler’s bones in a relaxing natural hot spring.

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From $1,165 per person per day

Journey across China’s ancient trade route, meandering from Shanghai, to Xian, Dunhuang, Urumqi, and Kashgar. You’ll stay in hotels fit for aristocrats as you learn about what life was like for traders at sites like the Bund, the Terracotta Warriors, the City of Sands, White Horse Pagoda, the Grand Bazaar, and more. 

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From $530 per person per day

Northern Kyrgyzstan is full of extremes: from the rugged mountains to the peaceful lakes, the hot spring pools to the wild beaches, there is something for everyone in this beautiful, untouched part of the world. This week-long itinerary will take you through the culture and natural beauty this unique place has to offer. 

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From $760 per person per day

This eight-day itinerary starts off in the best-known UAE city where opulence and wealth can be seen at every turn. Moving on to Abu Dhabi, a city to rival Dubai, the extravagance continues before traveling to Al Ain and Al Maha to discover the desert, wildlife, traditional markets and souks and true Emirati life.

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From $410 per person per day

This 6-day luxury journey through Cambodia takes you through Phnom Penh, Battambang, and Siem Reap. You’ll visit heart-wrenching memorial sites like the Killing Fields and Tuol Sleng Museum, ride the famous bamboo train, and of course, visit the unforgettable Angkor Wat temples, all while staying in luxurious hotels.

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From $1,330 per person per day

Spend 3 incredible days in the playground of the rich and famous, glimmering Dubai. Get a VIP tour of the city: you’ll ride a seaplane, shop in age-old alleyway markets of Persian merchants, and visit the Burj Khalifa, while staying in one of Dubai’s (and the world’s) best hotels, like the Burj Al Arab.

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From $580 per person per day

Enjoy a 10-day luxury tour of one of Southeast Asia’s most mysterious countries: Myanmar. You’ll discover the charming nation’s most adored spots, flying in a hot-air balloon over Bagan’s temples, shopping at an Inle Lake floating market, dining with monks in Bagan, and staying in the country’s most luxury hotels.

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From $810 per person per day

One of the most modern cities in the world, Singapore is a fascinating cultural melting-pot. This luxurious 6-day trip will show you the city by way of traditional bumboat. See the island’s dense rainforest and soak in the sun on the lush Sentosa island, these are spots that few travelers are even aware exist.

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From $470 per person per day

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.

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From $650 per person per day

Experience the best of Vietnam on this 12-day luxury journey that traces the country’s stunning coastline to its most popular destinations. You’ll take a walking tour of Hanoi’s Old Quarter, cruise the UNESCO-listed limestone karsts of Halong Bay aboard a private junk, and see the famous Cu Chi tunnels in Saigon.

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From $840 per person per day

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.

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From $510 per person per day

Eat your way through Hong Kong on this delectable 2-day tour featuring the region’s rich, intense, and age-old recipes, while staying at some of the region’s most luxe hotels. You’ll dine at the Four Season’s Caprice restaurant, and sample local favorites in Kowloon’s Sham Shui Po neighborhood.

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From $415 per person per day

Witness the wonders of southern Uzbekistan on this ten day adventure. Gaze at Tashkent’s marvellous mosques and minarets, the mosaics and madrasahs in Bukhara and the treasures of Tamerlane in Samarkand. Delve into the Uzbek countryside, stay in a local home in Darband and meet authentic practising shamans before returning to Tashkent.

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From $510 per person per day

Hop between the UAE’s two most opulent desert emirates on this exclusive 6-day luxury tour. You’ll experience a few nights in the world-renowned Armani Hotel Dubai, see the sand dunes on a safari ride, visit important mosques, and spend time at the fast-paced Ferrari World, on this exciting adventure.

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Embark on an exciting 12-day adventure through the Philippines, starting in Manila, where you’ll visit Intramuros city, and continue on to the cobblestone streets of historic Vigan and Bohol’s chocolate hills. Round off the trip with a luxurious stay in Hong Kong, capturing the iconic skyline from Victoria Peak.

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From $565 per person per day

Discover the history, industry, and beautiful nature of Central Myanmar (Burma) on this exciting six-day adventure. You’ll visit a colonial outpost in Pyin Oo Lwin, a local gem mining area, and spend a few days cruising down the Ayeyarwady river to enjoy encounters with its eponymous dolphins.

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From $1,885 per person per day

Discover the treasures of Yakutsk, Russia, on this seven-day tour of marvels. Be dazzled by the city’s precious stones, fascinating history and warmhearted hospitality. Sail to spectacular rock formations and celebrate the sunrise on a new year.

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From $570 per person per day

Achieve a near-impossible feat of comfortably visiting 3 countries in 4 days on this luxurious trip. When you stand in the Golden Triangle, you are able to get a glimpse of Myanmar, Laos and Thailand simultaneously. Make the most of the area with a trip down the Mekong river and explore the area’s many markets.

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From $350 per person per day

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. 

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From $1,050 per person per day

Escape into the wilds of India’s safaris on an exciting 12-day adventure through Panna, Bandhavgarh, and Kanha National Parks, where you’ll search for the mighty, elusive Bengal Tiger. You’ll explore ancient forts, hike to majestic viewpoints, and interact with exotic animals while staying in luxury hotels.

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From $1,140 per person per day

Experience fun for the whole family on this 8-day luxury Japan tour through Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, and more. Your kids will love rides on bullet trains, walks through mystical forests full of deer, a visit to the home of Pokemon, chewing delicious mochi, and watching the scenery go by aboard a river cruise. 

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From $1,640 per person per day

Travel from snowy ski slopes to steaming hotsprings on this magical 9-day luxury journey through southern Hokkaido. You’ll spend time in one of the world’s best ski resorts, meander through Sapporo’s Christmas market, and see the region on ski, snowmobile, or perhaps even horseback, while staying at luxury hotels.

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Jetset between two of the world’s most luxurious destinations: the Maldives and Dubai on this 8-day tour. You’ll relax in the paradise of Kaafu Atoll, dive into the lively azure waters that surround, and fly to Dubai, where you’ll see the city from a private plane, all the while staying in the world’s best hotels.

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From $460 per person per day

Trace Myanmar’s ancient trade route, making your way from Mandalay to Hsipaw, on this 4-day luxury journey. You’ll tour a charming town by antique horsedrawn cart, take a train over the colossal Gokteik Viaduct, shop in the early morning at a unique market, and watch the sunset from Nine Buddha Hill. 

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From $850 per person per day

Travel for 10 luxurious days through North India, taking in the region’s incredible sights and landmarks. You’ll visit New Delhi’s Qutub Minar, India’s tallest minaret, catch the sunrise over Taj Mahal in Agra, and go on safari rides in Panna National Park, while staying in some of India’s most luxury hotels.

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From $785 per person per day

Make your way from Vietnam’s Saigon to Cambodia’s Phnom Penh on this fascinating 5-day luxury voyage that takes you to historical sites, bustling markets, on languid cruises, and to your final destination by speedboat, while you bed down in some of the area’s most luxurious hotels by night.

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From $485 per person per day

Capture the beauty of Myanmar on this luxury 5-day tour of the country’s best sights. You’ll watch the sunset over the famous Golden Rock, check out ancient wall carvings in mysterious caves, visit major pilgrimage sites, and shop at local markets, while staying in luxurious hotels like The Strand in Mawlamyine.

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From $715 per person per day

Watch as two very different lifestyles are juxtaposed before your eyes, from the bustling city life of Saigon to the relaxed, serene lifestyle of the Mekong Delta on this 6-day luxury trip. You’ll check out Saigon’s must-see spots, then it’s onto a river cruise into the heart of the Delta, with a trip to Can Tho.

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From $385 per person per day

Not many are aware of Vietnam’s beautiful beaches and countryside. Come in on the secret as you make your way from Phu Quoc island, to Can Tho in the Mekong Delta, taking a scenic boat ride in Ben Tre, and making your way on a scenic bicycle ride back to Saigon, while staying at some of Vietnam’s best hotels.

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From $549 per person per day

From picturesque valleys to traditional villages, this eight-day tour will bring you through some of the most beautiful spots Kyrgyzstan. You will explore modern Osh, historical Uzgen, and the charming small towns of Jalal-Abad and Sary-Tash, while enjoying picnics and hikes against sweeping panoramas. 

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From $445 per person per day

An 11-day trip that takes you across the evolving landscape of Uzbekistan’s Fergana Valley, passing empty deserts, negotiating snow-topped mountains and exploring ancient trade cities. Witness luxurious, awe-inspiring palaces and mosques alongside modest mountain villages reflecting the untouched lifestyle of the famously friendly Uzbeks.

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From $670 per person per day

Explore nearly 200 ancient ruins and 26 different stunning temples at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sukhothai. The adventure only begins there, continuing for 7 luxurious days through Thailand’s magical North. See the culture, history and natural beauty beyond Thailand’s beaches.

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From $555 per person per day

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.

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From $1,610 per person per day

Spend 8 days exploring Japan’s wild side as you travel in luxury from eastern Hokkaido to Sapporo. You’ll capture glimpses of wild cranes, partake in the magical ‘light festival,’ glide through ice aboard an icebreaker cruise, and visit the ultimate symbol of Winter in Hokkaido: the Abashiri Winter Ice Festival. 

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From $935 per person per day

Taking you from the 21st-century metropolis of Taipei, all the way across this fascinating island to discover untouched village life and majestic national parks, this 12-day itinerary is packed full of exciting activities that will leave you with a lasting memory of charming Taiwan.  

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From $1,880 per person per day

See Japan’s ancient traditions and state-of-the-art technology juxtaposed before your eyes on this fascinating 10-day luxury journey. You’ll get an insider perspective on the country with visits to everything from ancient shrines and palaces to contemporary design museums and Akihabara electronic market.

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From $770 per person per day

This six-day itinerary travels from city to sands, exploring the bright lights and modern day mecca that is Dubai to the more traditional sand-filled deserts of Al Maha, opening up a world of rich culture and history in this vast and varying landscape.

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From $2,422 per person per day

Discover Japan’s tropical paradise of Okinawa on this 7-day luxury escape. Stay in luxury at the Ritz Carlton Okinawa while in Naha, where you’ll dance to the beat of the city’s nightlife, visit local castles, and then of course, check in to a plush beach resort where you can swim, dive, or do nothing at all. 

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From $700 per person per day

Explore Vietnam’s South and Central region on this thrilling 12-day luxury journey. You’ll sample fresh and delicious Vietnamese cuisine, visit ancient, UNESCO-listed sites, take a cruise on the mighty Mekong Delta, and you’ll even get some time to relax beachside at the luxurious Six Senses Con Dao. 

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From $2,425 per person per day

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.

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