Remote Lands Gives the Gift of Travel This Holiday Season

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For the upcoming holiday season, Remote Lands, Inc., America's only luxury travel designer focused exclusively on Asia, is introducing a series of tailor-made trips that will allow gift-givers to bestow the most inspiring experiences upon their loved ones. Focused on three themes: adventure, romance, and family, Remote Lands' holiday trips will be valid for travel through the end of 2008. The company will provide suggested itineraries before customizing each to the specific wants and needs of the lucky recipient. Itineraries will bring travelers to the distant reaches of Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, and Bhutan, and the unique beauty of India. Remote Lands will pair their trademark insider access to the most stimulating and distinctive experiences Asia has to offer, creating bespoke itineraries that suit each client's interests. The end result is unforgettable journeys that will delight one's family and friends this holiday season.

For the upcoming holiday season, Remote Lands, Inc., America's only luxury travel designer focused exclusively on Asia, is introducing a series of tailor-made trips that will allow gift-givers to bestow the most inspiring experiences upon their loved ones. Focused on three themes: adventure, romance and family, Remote Lands' holiday trips will be valid for travel through the end of 2008. The company will provide suggested itineraries before customizing each to the specific wants and needs of the lucky recipient. Itineraries will bring travelers to the distant reaches of Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, and Bhutan, and the unique beauty of India. Remote Lands will pair their trademark insider access to the most stimulating and distinctive experiences Asia has to offer, creating bespoke itineraries that suit each client's interests. The end result is unforgettable journeys that will delight one's family and friends this holiday season.

Adventure in Paradise:
•Stay at the exclusive hideaway resort, Nihiwatu in Sumba, Indonesia, which has only seven rooms and three villas. Experience the resort's surfing, deep sea fishing and diving program which grant access to only a select few enthusiasts per season. Trek with experienced guides to visit Stone Age tribal people in small family villages.
•If visiting in February or March, witness the Pasola, the most spectacular ceremony on Sumba. A ritual fight with spears featuring hundreds of horsemen, Pasola is an unforgettable martial event.
•Fly via private jet to the tropical jungles in the Bokeo province of Northern Laos for "The Gibbon Experience," a conservation project where participants explore the landscape from above with an ingenious system of zip-lines in search of a species of ape once-thought extinct, the Black Gibbon. Stay in one of the four tree houses built especially for this project, overlooking the surrounding rainforest.

Asia For Two:
•Stay at The Aman, New Delhi, Amanresort's first city-based property opening in early 2008, with private plunge pools hidden from view by intricately carved marble screens. Enjoy the resort's private bamboo garden relaxation areas, and the restaurant where private tastings can be arranged for romancing couples.
•Journey to Aman-i-Khas, an exclusive wilderness camp set in the rugged hills of Rajasthan on the outskirts of the Ranthambore National Park, one of the finest tiger reserves in the world. Spend your nights in lavish, Mughal-style tents set in a quiet rural area, perfect for romantic evenings. Take a tiger safari in the hopes of catching a glimpse of India's national animal.
•Visit Aman Bagh in the less-traveled Alwar region of Rajasthan. While here, journey by elephant to nearby Madar Baba Ki Chattri. This site, which commands stunning, panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, is dominated by the tomb of Maharajah Bakhtawar Singh, a famous Hindu prince who died in battle. Legend has it that his mistress committed suicide here as a result of the unbearable loneliness she felt after his death.

Family Time:
•Visit an elephant camp in Laos, and assist in bathing and feeding the massive and enchanting elephants.
•Learn the art of traditional kite making at the home of a Balinese Prince followed by a private meal with his family.
•Drive to a remote farming village in Bhutan where a Chipdrel, a traditional procession and a Marchang dance ceremony welcome the guests. Bhutanese children show their young guests around the village, while adults socialize in the kitchen where a cooking demonstration will take place before the meal is enjoyed by all.
•Visit an orphanage in Cambodia where children are paired with orphans their own age to play, while parents spend time with the teachers learning about how they can best help those in need.

For inquiries or to make reservations, call (646) 415-8092 or visit http://www.remotelands.com. Rates for all trips start at approximately $1,000 per person per day excluding international airfare. Prices go up depending on optional private jet charters, helicopters, and personal staff including private chefs, concierges and other professionals.

About Remote Lands
Remote Lands, Inc. is a midtown Manhattan-based provider of Asian luxury bespoke travel. 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 http://www.remotelands.com.

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