Why Now: The culturally rich region of Diqing provides a glimpse of Tibetan culture without the red tape, and now it’s easier to reach, thanks to a new road that connects the area to major cities.
Don’t Miss: The scenic and remote Tibetan village of Benzilan, located in northwestern Yunnan province.
How to Visit: Along the Tea and Horse Caravan Trail with Abercrombie & Kent. 15 days from $12,400.
Why Now: After decades of isolation, Burma is an untouched portrait of Buddhist traditions and culture.
Don’t Miss: The Shwedagon Pagoda—whose dome is covered with 60 tons of gold.
How to Visit: Dream Trip–Myanmar: Into the Heart of Burma with Cox & Kings. 11 days from $7,665.
Why Now: The country is rehabilitating the wildlife-rich Gorongosa National Park and Niassa National Reserve.
Don’t Miss: Dhow sailing and wild camping around the Quirimbas Archipelago.
How to Visit: Private Dhow Sailing Adventure with Journeys by Design. 12 days from $5,995.
Why Now: Luxe new lodgings, easier road access, and more flights are making this remote area more accessible.
Don’t Miss: Horseback riding with gauchos in Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park.
How to Visit: Bespoke Patagonia with Gray & Co. Eight days from $12,000.