Remote Lands Introduces Summer Family Travel Experiences in Asia

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Remote Lands, the world's foremost luxury travel designer focused exclusively on Asia, is offering extraordinary summer travel opportunities for the most discerning families. The company's tailor-made excursions for families include water sports, cultural experiences, kite-making and golf in Bali; playing with giant panda cubs, rock climbing and hot air ballooning in China; and camping, rafting and hiking in Bhutan. Remote Lands' bespoke family journeys begin at around $1,000 per person per day, depending on the destination plus international airfare. Services such as private jet charters, helicopters, VIP audiences, and personal staff including chefs, trainers, concierges and other professionals are additional.

Remote Lands, the world's foremost luxury travel designer focused exclusively on Asia, is offering extraordinary summer travel opportunities for the most discerning families. The company's tailor-made excursions for families include water sports, cultural experiences, kite-making and golf in Bali; playing with giant panda cubs, rock climbing and hot air ballooning in China; and camping, rafting and hiking in Bhutan. Remote Lands' bespoke family journeys begin at around $1,000 per person per day, depending on the destination plus international airfare. Services such as private jet charters, helicopters, VIP audiences, and personal staff including chefs, trainers, concierges and other professionals are additional.

Bali: Beaches, Surfing, Kite-making, Golf
Bali is the perfect getaway for families with children of any age with its wealth of cultural highlights, sport facilities and art activities. As kite-making is a proud Balinese tradition, Remote Lands can arrange for clients to make kites with one of the Princes of Bali and his family, culminating in the maiden flight of the massive new kite from the beach at sunset. The kites are made in the shapes of animals and are approximately 10-feet wide and 30-feet long. Guests can visit the Franciscan Orphanage, where children are paired with their Indonesian counterparts for a first-hand learning experience inside the orphanage walls. Bali's unique geography also presents unparalleled sporting opportunities from golf to surfing. A private surf instructor can be engaged to teach family members how to surf gentle breaks before moving on to bigger waves. Remote Lands arranges for families to stay in some of the island's most spectacular yet child-friendly private villas with sublime views of the beach and a fulltime staff of personal chefs, butlers, maids, drivers and even a masseuse.

China: Panda Sanctuary, Private Cruises, Village Visits
Families visiting China for the 2008 Beijing Olympics are encouraged to extend their stay to experience some of Remote Lands' signature, unique experiences. The central Chinese province of Sichuan offers the exciting experience of playing with panda cubs. At the Wolong Panda Reserve, families can meet with a resident biologist who will teach them about this species' fragile breeding habits and the reserve's conservation work. Visitors don protective blue suits to enter the cubs' playground and hold one of these adorable creatures.

In southern China, the mythical landscape of Guangxi Province offers a multitude of cultural and outdoor activities. The picturesque Li River has long inspired poets and painters. Remote Lands recreates this experience for clients by taking them on a private two-hour river cruise accompanied by an expert in the history of Chinese painting, who will expound on the links between this remarkable topography and traditional Chinese art. Adults and children will have individual easels, paper and brushes to paint their versions of this area. Rock climbing is also a popular activity in the area and Guangxi's majestic limestone formations lend themselves to climbing routes of all grades. Other exhilarating offerings available to clients in southern China include hot-air-ballooning up to high peaks or biking around charming, neighboring villages.

Bhutan: Camping, Hiking, Cycling, Rafting
Families can begin their Bhutanese adventure by white-water rafting in the Punakha Valley where they will select from a variety of routes to ensure the safety and comfort of children of all ages. Guests can spend the night in a private, luxury camp with a personal chef who will prepare authentic regional cuisine to suit any palate. Private archery lessons with top instructors can be arranged for families looking to learn about Bhutan's national sport. Farmhouse visits are another possibility. Guests are encouraged to learn about and assist farming families with crop cultivation, tending to their livestock and cooking. Remote Lands can arrange for hiking or mountain biking experiences through the valleys to visit with local families in the remote villages of Gogona and Khotokha.

For inquiries or to make reservations, call (646) 415-8092 or visit http://www.remotelands.com.

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