New York – July 23, 2009

Ring In New Years In Unique Style With Remote Lands Asia Holidays

From a full moon beach party in Bali to breakfast in Bhutan with buddhist monks

NEW YORK, NY, July 23, 2009 –Remote Lands, the specialty private tour operator creating customized luxury holidays in Asia, has today rolled out exotic New Years vacations. From Bhutan to Japan, India to Indonesia, Remote Lands ( has your invitation to exclusive parties and experiences to jumpstart your 2010.

“I love ending the year with an incredible holiday in Asia, striving for the perfect combination of hedonism and cultural enrichment, ” explained Catherine Heald, co-founder & CEO of Remote Lands, “Our New Years experiences allow our clients to engage in exciting local rituals and traditions to invigorate themselves for the coming year.”

Japan – On Hokkaido, go moonlight skiing on perfect powder for Omisoka, the Japanese word for New Year’s Eve. After soaking in a soothing hot spring, join the locals in a raucous bonenkai, or “forget the year” party, complete with sparkling sake and toshikoshi noodles, which symbolize crossing from one year to the next. Ring 108 bells at a Shinto shrine to celebrate life and new beginnings.

Indonesia – Charter a private luxury yacht to a secluded beach, arriving just in time to witness the full moon rising on New Year’s Eve. This rare “blue moon” (a second moon in one calendar month) is seen as especially auspicious, providing a mystical backdrop for the raging party to come. DJs and bartenders will be on hand to keep the mood going until dawn when you hike to a live volcano, per local tradition, to make New Year’s offerings.

India – Transport yourself back to the romantic Raj era at Ahilya Fort, an 18th century palace and now a boutique hotel. Don your finest sari or kurta and be the honored guests of Prince Shivaji Rao Holkar, son of the last Maharajah of Indore, who will host a lavish Indian feast complete with musicians, dancers and fortunetellers.

Bhutan – For spiritual rejuvenation, greet the New Year in far-flung Bumthang staying at Amankora lodge next to Wangdichholing Palace, the Kingdom’s first palace, that is now a monastery. On New Years Day share breakfast with the monks, meditate and receive a private blessing from the senior lama.

Prices for a Remote Lands luxury bespoke holiday in Asia starts at $1,000 per person per day. For more information and digital images, please visit

Remote Lands, Inc. creates highly personalized ultra-luxury bespoke holidays in Asia, optionally by private jet, for extremely sophisticated, demanding high net worth clients. Based in New York and Bangkok, the company specializes in extraordinary experiences that are difficult to arrange and require privileged access to important people and exclusive events, drawing upon an extraordinary rolodex of remarkable people around Asia. Its “white-glove” service, creative itineraries and extreme attention to detail are what define and set it part.

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