Completeness and Self-Unity
Remote Year Mandala was created for those seeking balance in their lives, minds, and hearts. This four-month journey through some of Asia’s most beautiful cities is the perfect antidote to feelings of instability. Experience a change of cosmic proportions as you take in the true meaning of a Mandala - a symbolic, circular representation of the universe. Each month, you’ll find a new piece of yourself in the city that you’re living in, and each month you’ll leave a piece behind. On Mandala you’ll achieve the balance you’ve been looking for.Reserve your SpotSee RY Mandala on InstagramSee RY Mandala on InstagramView Open Itineraries
Hanoi, like its people and its cuisine, is a complex and vibrant mix of many different flavours: romantic yet chaotic, home to frantic traffic and a slow coffee culture, and embedded with an entrepreneurial and creative spirit that is contrasted by a stubbornness about preserving its historical values. Unwrap the many layers of this city, from its mouthwatering foods to its local crafts, to discover a new way to look at traditional life and, perhaps, at your life.
Chiang Mai offers a mix of affordability, infrastructure, and quality of life that’s difficult to find elsewhere. You can eat for cheap at street food spots or indulge in gourmet cuisines at upscale venues. Travel + Leisure recently named Chiang Mai the best city in Asia and second best in the world, thanks to its relaxed atmosphere, good food, and historical significance.
When you arrive, you will immediately understand why Kyoto is considered the cultural heart of Japan. As the imperial capital of Japan for over 1,000 years, this compact city is steeped in tradition, history, honor for its ancestors, and a deep appreciation for nature. Kyoto is simultaneously on the cutting edge of modernity and advancement. Said simply, it is unlike any other city in Japan, or the world.
Kuala Lumpur is a fusion of concrete jungle and natural rainforests. It is a multicultural melting pot with three main races: Malay, Chinese, and Indian. The abundance of diversity offers a unique look at multiple cultures, languages, and religions coexisting peacefully together. Discover a smorgasbord of cuisines, traditions, and natural wonders in this little known Asian metropolis that has long served as a cultural gateway between East and West.
Just a few of the once in a lifetime experiences Remotes can look forward to on this itinerary.
Head to Ha Long Bay in Vietnam, explore the bamboo forests of Kyoto and visit an elephant sanctuary in Thailand. This is only the beginning of the natural beauty you will find on this trip.
There are over 200 beautiful Buddhist temples in Chiang Mai, some of them over 700 years old. Stop by and pay homage to the incredible history that lies within these walls.
Eat pho on tiny stools in Hanoi and pad thai on the streets of Chiang Mai, try endless sushi in Kyoto, and embrace the collision of Malay, Chinese and Indian food cultures in Kuala Lumpur.
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24/7 Workspace Access
A coworking space within 30 minutes walking distance of your accommodation.
The Remote Year Travel Team takes care of your door-to-door travel logistics between each destination.
A private, furnished room in each city, usually in an apartment with fellow participants.
Local Experiences and Events
Cultural, educational, and social activities organized into multiple Tracks™.
Enterprise Solutions Team
We’ll work with you, or directly with your employer, to help craft the perfect pitch for making the case for remote work.
Local and Travelling Staff
1-2 Remote Year program leaders for each group as well as local staff on the ground in each city.
Remote Year is a platform for professionals who want to live and work in different cities around the world. The company curates work and travel programs, providing participants with unique cultural experiences, travel logistics and support, and ongoing access to a global community. In joining a program, you’ll travel to a new city each month on a set itinerary with a group of fellow professionals from various industries and nationalities. Remote Year currently offers 4-month and 12-month programs, along with exclusive membership benefits upon program completion. Since 2015, nearly 2,000 people from around the world have participated in a Remote Year work and travel program, pursuing professional development and personal growth opportunities.