Remote Lands Introduces Luxury Bespoke Travel to the Kingdom of Cambodia
Unique itineraries and extraordinary experiences in this Indochina country where Angkor Wat is just the beginning
(NEW YORK, NY, May 1, 2007) - Remote Lands is delighted to offer once-in-a-lifetime experiences to travelers who wish to visit Cambodia in a totally unique manner, and to have extraordinary adventures not available to the typical tourist. The company designs bespoke itineraries tailor-made to the needs of each individual traveler depending on their own needs, desires and budgets. Remote Lands' clients are curious, imaginative and intelligent people who seek deep and profound learning experiences. The company allows them to immerse themselves in the rich culture of Cambodia, and to have edifying and uplifting adventures that broaden their horizons and ultimately stay with them forever.
The Kingdom of Cambodia is probably most famous for being home to Angkor Wat, one of the world's most famous manmade wonders. Angkor, the former capital of the powerful Khmer Empire which controlled most of Indochina from the 11th-14th centuries, is just the beginning of what this enigmatic country has to offer. The scars of war under Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge are largely healed now in this lovely Buddhist constitutional monarchy of extremely warm and gracious people, fine cuisine and rich cultural history.
Remote Lands is America's only luxury travel designer focused exclusively on Asia. The Company's founders are experts on Asia after living and traveling there extensively over the past two decades. Their extraordinary insider connections with influential local people open the door to exclusive events, authentic ways of life, and much deeper insight into the soul of Asian cultures.
Remote Lands' tailor-made Cambodia journeys begin at $1,500 per couple per day, plus international airfare, and go up from there depending on private jet charters, helicopters, VIP audiences, and personal staff including private chefs, concierges and other professionals.
Possible itinerary highlights include:
- Charter a helicopter over Angkor Wat, one of the world's most spectacular manmade wonders, built in the 12th century and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Fly to a lost Khmer temple hidden away in the depths of the Cambodian jungle and land for a sumptuous and romantic champagne picnic lunch. After lunch, meet the amiable monk who looks after the temple and have a spiritual soul-cleansing as bowlfuls of water are poured over you in this important Buddhist ceremony. Have tea with the monk afterwards as he advises you on your year ahead.
- Visit the Sunrise Angkor Children's Village and Orphanage to meet the resident children who have been abandoned due to disease, hunger or landmines.ȠHave an uplifting afternoon with these delightful youngsters, eating lunch with them in their dining hall and teaching them some basic English.
- Cruise on a private boat around Tonle Sap, Asia's largest lake where houses, shops, schools, churches, temples, farms and gardens literally float on the water's surface. Have lunch with a local family and learn about their livelihood of fishing and subsistence farming, with their own plot of fruit and vegetables growing right on top of the lake. Relax on your beautiful hand-crafted wooden river boat with comfortable cushions, sofas and day beds, and watch Cambodian life unfold. Enjoy sunset cocktails on board as the day slips into evening, ending another perfect day
- Fly a helicopter from Phnom Penh south along the stunning beach and up to the Cardamone Mountains. Stop to see the funeral jars discovered by a National Geographic team in a remote location which normally requires 11 days of trekking through the thick forest. Have a picnic lunch at "Bokor Palace," a historic casino built in the early 20th century, which is now an eerie ghost town.
In addition to Remote Lands' bespoke travel services, the Company's second line of business is its private jet journeys with celebrity speakers (on specified dates) on the themes of Cuisine & Culture, Art & Architecture, and Golf. The first such journey, slated for October 13-26th 2007, features best-selling authors Gael Greene and Simon Winchester, and focuses on Asian Cuisine & Culture.
Remote Lands actively promotes socially responsible tourism and donates five percent of its profits directly to local charities in Asian countries for sustainable development tourism projects. The company also supports geotourism, which sustains and enhances the geographical character of a place Πits environment, culture, aesthetics, heritage, and the well-being of its residents Π that helps build a sense of national identity and pride. For enquiries or to make reservations, please call 646.415.8092 or visit www.remotelands.com.
Remote Lands actively promotes socially responsible tourism and donates five percent of its profits directly to local charities in Asian countries for sustainable development tourism projects. The company also supports geotourism, which sustains and enhances the geographical character of a place - its environment, culture, aesthetics, heritage, and the well-being of its residents - that helps build a sense of national identity and pride. For enquiries or to make reservations, please call +1.646.415.8092.
About Remote Lands
Remote Lands, Inc. is a midtown Manhattan-based provider of Asian luxury bespoke travel and private jet journeys with celebrity speakers. The company specializes in extraordinary experiences in magical, far-flung destinations and insider access to exceptional people and exclusive events. The venture capital-backed company was founded by seasoned business and travel entrepreneurs Catherine Heald and Jay Tindall, both of whom have lived, worked and traveled all over the world. Remote Lands actively promotes socially responsible tourism that strives to bring an understanding of other cultures and helps to preserve their way of life. Five percent of the company's profits go directly to local charities in developing countries. For more information please visit www.remotelands.com.
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