Bhutan is a beautiful destination with very kind people. My wife and I travelled with our friends, and it was our first time to the Himalayan country. Remote Lands gave us an insider's visit to Bhutan by arranging for us to meet with several special people including an expert historian, the former Ambassador, and members of the Royal family. They were all very amazing and gave us different perspectives. We learned a lot about culture and history but also the current state of the country, its challenges, and its outlook. Our guide and driver were also great people and took care of us well. The trek to the top of Tiger's Nest was tough but an unforgettable experience.
Two Couples from North Carolina & Florida
Our itinerary to Yakushima island and lesser known areas on Shikoku and Kyushu islands is great for people who enjoy lots of walking and nature. The guides and drivers were very knowledgable about the areas and took care of us well. It was a great trip and we think many others also like going "off the beaten track". That is, after all, the promise of Remote Lands.
A Couple from San Francisco
We had such a great time on our recent trip to Thailand that Remote Lands put together for us. Everything was well executed and our guide Sarah was amazing! She has such an enthusiasm for Thailand and Bangkok. We felt like we were being shown around the city by a friend rather than a "guide".
We felt very spoiled in our hotels. Especially the Anantara hotels with their beautiful facilities.
On the Golden Triangle trip - Myanmar was certainly a big highlight. It is so very different from Thailand and we were thankful to have such a great guide to navigate the border crossing for us.
Overall, it was a great trip. Having a guide just for the two of us, and a driver to meet us with a cool van and cold washcloth and water every few hours during the heat of the day was GREAT! We certainly look forward to working with Remote Lands again.
A mother and daughter from Delaware
We would really like to thank the team at Remote Lands for organizing such a perfect holiday for our family. The children were over the moon and my husband who travels a lot was very impressed with the Remote Lands services. All of the meet and greet services were perfect. We never waited, someone was always there on time and the vehicle was comfortable and stocked with water bottles and snacks for the children. Our guides were great! Helpful, knowledgeable, flexible to last minute changes to the itinerary, very enthusiastic and so kind to the children. The itinerary was really well planned with a mix of visits and activities that suited both children and adults. We were all very happy and never felt that it was too much for one day. All of the hotels were amazing and we would highly recommend them. We were particularly impressed with 137 Pillar House who put us next to our extended family without us asking. It was great for us all to be close. To sum up, we just had one of the best family holidays thanks to Remote Lands. When you have such little time to prepare, it is valuable to have a company that can guide you through each stage of planning and executing the trip seamlessly. Once again, thank you to the Remote Lands team for making this holiday so special to us.
A French couple from Dubai
Remote Lands did an amazing job of planning and executing our trip to Myanmar. Our guide Zaw Zaw was fantastic, and the itinerary succeeded in getting us off the beaten path as we desired. In our experience, the quality of the guide either makes or breaks the trip, and Zaw Zaw was perfect. He always had a smile, and accommodated our every request. He took us to restaurants with good food, but no tourists as we requested. He always made sure we were well taken care of. The absolute highlight of our trip was the floating candlelit dinner in Inle Lake, with Zaw Zaw and his family building a dining raft, and cooking a great dinner. What a wonderful night! A close second was visiting the hill tribes in Loikaw where few tourists have ventured. In one of the villages, we were asked to be the first to sign their guestbook! We will definitely recommend Remote Lands to our friends and family, and of course travel with Remote Lands on our next journey to Asia. Thank you for your efforts - you gave us a great experience that we will always remember!
A couple from New Hampshire