Press Release

Remote Lands launches Exhilarating North Korea + South Korea Holiday

Remote Lands, Inc., the world’s leading ultra-luxe Asia travel designer, has launched a brand new luxury travel itinerary which takes travellers on a voyage of contrasts to both North and South Korea.

The itinerary – A Tale of Two Koreas: From South to North – is the first time the company has offered its clients the chance to take in both countries on the same trip. Travellers will begin in South Korea where they will explore Seoul, Busan, Jeju and the capital of the ancient Shillin Kingdom, Gyeongju. It is not possible to cross the border into North Korea, so guests will fly to Beijing and then onto Pyongyang, the starting point for six days in the ‘Hermit Kingdom’ of North Korea.

The highlight of the trip is visiting the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), the most heavily militarized border in the world, from both South Korea and North Korea (DPRK).  Catherine Heald, Remote Lands’ co-founder and CEO, described the DMZ experience as “mindblowing” to see the differences between the two sides in terms of the soldiers, the architecture and conflicting points of view toward the Korean War.

Despite its daunting and secretive reputation, North Korea has been open to foreign tourists for several years and Remote Lands has arranged memorable trips for many clients to the country. The recent high-profile visit of basketball star Dennis Rodman, and the opening of its first ski resort, have helped generate greater awareness of and interest in North Korea as a tourism destination for 2014.

Jay Tindall, Remote Lands’ co-founder and COO, has made several visits to North Korea in the last few years. “North Korea is a truly unique country” he says. “For clients seeking a genuinely surreal, eye-opening and unforgettable holiday, one that very few people get to experience, it is unbeatable. Combining it with a visit to South Korea, one of Asia’s most underrated tourist destinations, provides some amazing contrasts and allows visitors to observe the divergent paths the two nations have experienced.”

Travellers can find out more about A Tale of Two Koreas by visiting Remote Lands’ website, emailing [email protected], or calling the company’s New York office on +1.646.415.8092.


About Remote Lands, Inc.

Remote Lands, Inc. creates highly personalized, ultra-luxe holidays in Asia, optionally by private jet or yacht. Based in New York and Bangkok, we specialize in extraordinary experiences that are difficult to arrange and require privileged access to important people and exclusive events, drawing upon our relationships with remarkable people around Asia. We distinguish ourselves with our white-glove service, creative itineraries and extreme attention to detail. 

Remote Lands has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Departures, Travel + Leisure, Condé Nast Traveler, Town & Country, the BBC, Fox Business News, Financial Times, National Geographic Traveler, W, Newsweek, Forbes, BusinessWeek and more.

Remote Lands’ destinations include: Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, the Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, North Korea, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.

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