Terrific Trekking in Asia with Remote Lands
Mention your Asia holiday and most people will think of idyllic beaches, bustling cities or ancient temples. But for an increasing number of travellers, a trip to Asia is an opportunity to pull on the walking boots and trek through some of the world's most spectacular scenery, from lush tropical jungles to epic mountain ranges including the majestic Himalayas spanning Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan and India. If your dream trip in Asia includes hiking, then this newsletter is for you, as we showcase a selection of tremendous treks in Sri Lanka, Borneo and Papua New Guinea, as well as our National Geographic Traveler pick, The Philippines.
We have a large selection of trekking itineraries, and we would also be delighted to put together a bespoke, personalized itinerary for you. To discuss your plans with us, email [email protected] and we'll turn your dream trek into a reality!
The Philippines: Trekking the Terraces & Beyond
National Geographic Traveler recently honored Remote Lands by selecting our new Philippines itinerary for their 50 Trips of a Lifetime in 2014. Trek through the breathtaking rice terraces and charming local villages of Banaue. See Sagada's bizarre hanging coffins clinging to mountainsids where they are considered closer to the heavens, before travelling to the historic colonial town of Vigan and the tropical city of Baguio. Read more...
Trekking Exotic Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka's stunning mountains, national parks and tea plantations make it the perfect destination for trekkers of all fitness levels, and this itinerary puts together some of the country's best hiking into one 10-day trip. And after trekking through such beautiful locations as the Bogawantalawa Valley, Nuwara Eliya and Dambulla, you can relax and enjoy the gorgeous Indian Ocean beaches in Negombo before returning home! Read more...
Sepik Highlands Safari in PNG
Papua New Guinea is one of Asia-Pacific's most remote lands, and the Sepik Highlands' region one of PNG's most mysterious. You will trek through this seldom-visited region, staying in village houses and meeting the fascinating local inhabitants, including the colourful Huli clans known as "wigmen" because they traditionally wore mushroom-shaped wigs of human hair. You will also canoe along the Sepik River before relaxing with watersports in beautiful New Britain. Read more...
Borneo's Lost World: The Mystical Maliau Basin
The mythical Maliau Basin is a true lost world of untouched jungles, waterfalls and rare flora and fauna rendered nearly impossible to reach by the massive 5000 foot high escarpment encircling this pristine ecosystem that still remains largely unexplored. This six-day adventure in Malaysian Borneo's Sabah state is strictly for seriously fit trekkers who don't mind sleeping in simple camps in order to be amongst the few to experience this other-worldly conservation area. Read more...
Private jet holidays
If you’re short of time and don’t want to waste time waiting around for scheduled flights, why not look at chartering a private jet for your next vacation? We specialize in private jet charters throughout Asia, for both personal and corporate purposes.
Amongst the destinations that are ideal for a private jet vacation are the cities of Rajasthan in northern India, Thailand and the countries of Indochina (Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos), the islands of Indonesia, and China. A two-week holiday for two in Rajasthan or Thailand/Indochina, for example, can be as little as $80,000 on a King Air. Citations, Hawkers, Challengers, Falcons, Gulfstreams and other light to heavy jets are also available in Asia. Please call for further details.
Remote Lands is an ultra-luxe private tour operator focused exclusively on Asia. We create bespoke journeys tailor-made to your highly discriminating tastes, optionally by private jet and yacht. We specialize in unique experiences that are difficult to arrange and require extraordinary insider connections with remarkable local people - and open the door to authentic ways of life and deeper insight into the soul of Asian cultures.
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