New York, New York (PRWEB) January 14, 2009
Everyone is more cost conscious these days. To answer the call for good value, Remote Lands, the world's leading travel designer of bespoke journeys to Asia, is offering Affordable Luxury Experiences for select destinations in Asia where five-star luxury can be had for less, and guests can enjoy more bang for the buck. Travelers can explore Thailand, Nepal, Mongolia and Sri Lanka, all in complete comfort with Remote Land's Affordable Luxury Experiences.
Guests will enjoy staying in sumptuous accommodations and have all the benefits of a luxurious vacation, including a private car, driver and guide everyday, spa treatments and unique, enriching, tailor-made cultural activities. The cost for Remote Lands' Affordable Luxury Experiences begins at $600 per person, per day for a minimum of five nights, based on double occupancy, and may be increased depending on additional services.
Remote Lands currently offers Affordable Luxury Experiences to the following destinations:
Thailand: Situated on Thailand's beautiful Andaman coast, Krabi is an ideal location for outdoor adventures: rock climbing on the surrounding limestone cliffs, snorkeling and diving in the Andaman Sea, hiking up from Tiger Cave Temple to enjoy panoramic views of the water and lush coastline, and sea canoeing or kayaking around the outlying islands and in remote mangrove channels. Five-star hotel accommodations are available, and for a bit of variety and an authentic sense of local life, guests can dine or even stay with a Thai family on Bamboo Island for a night.
Nepal: Guests will begin their journey in Kathmandu where they can wander the old quarter and explore a myriad of tiny stalls and experience colorful street life. In the city, visit Swayambhunath Stupa, or Monkey Temple, a complex of monasteries of all faiths dating back to 460AD, and dine at the home of a government leader. Of course, one cannot mention Nepal without thinking of Mount Everest; guests of Remote Lands can see this magnificent peak on a helicopter ride that can even circle the summit depending on weather conditions. Switch gears and travel to the hot, jungle-covered lowlands known as the Terai. Guests can base themselves in Royal Chitwan National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site that is home to endangered populations of the Asian one-horned rhinoceros and the Bengal tiger, and explore Nepal's lush valleys by jeep or even by paragliding or elephant!
Mongolia: Remote Lands' trips start in the capital, Ulaanbaatar, where guests can marvel at the confluence of Soviet and Mongolian architecture and meet the movers and shakers behind this far-flung country. Explore the great outdoors in Jalman Meadows in the Tuul River Valley and the Arburd Sands in the Gobi Desert - equally spectacular areas. In Jalman Meadows, travelers can go "yak-cart rafting," picnic on the banks of the Tuul, watch an archery demonstration and have an informal lesson in the sport. Continue on to the Gobi Desert and attend a nadaam, a celebration of Mongolian traditions including horse racing, archery and wrestling, and go sand surfing and skiing down the Gobi's amber dunes.
Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka offers an amazing variety of experiences, from the beaches of the tropical coast to the cool green hills of tea country. Visitors will begin their trip in the country's cultural and commercial capital of Colombo, and continue north to Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa and Dambulla, home to ancient architecture and fabulous boutique hotels. In the middle of the country are charming old tea plantations, some of which are still in operation today, and the country's southern coast is home to beautiful, unspoiled beaches. Travelers can base themselves in Galle, a well-preserved time capsule of Dutch colonial history. Nights will be spent in the luxurious Amangalle, a redesigned 17th-century fort, and days will be filled with cruises down the nearby Koggala River and strolling around the town's colonial-era ramparts.
Remote Lands can arrange additional Affordable Luxury Experiences in other Asian countries and territories. For inquiries, please call (646) 415-8092 or visit http://www.remotelands.com.
About Remote Lands
Remote Lands, Inc., the world's foremost luxury bespoke travel provider focused exclusively on Asia, is based in midtown Manhattan with a logistics office in Bangkok. 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 Evans 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. Ten percent of the company's profits go directly to local charities in developing countries. For more information, please visit http://www.remotelands.com