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INDIA & ASIA

TAILOR-MADE COLLECTION 2017/18


“Adventure World goes above and beyond to create tailor-made unique and extraordinary travel experiences - awe-inspiring, incredible moments that will take pride of place among your memories forever.� T H E WORD S WE LI VE BY

BAGAN, BURMA

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Welcome

to India &

Asia

BEIJING

JAPAN

Kanazawa

Pingyao

TOKYO

Kyoto

Osaka

Zhengzhou Xi’an

CHINA

Shimla

Dharamsala

Bikaner

DELHI

Jodhpur

Pokhara

KATHMANDU

Agra RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK

MOUNT EVEREST

Gangtok Darjeeling

THIMPHU

Lijiang

BHUTAN

Dali

Varanasi

Kunming

Guilin Yangshuo

Khajuraho

Udaipur

Shanghai

Chongqing

NEPAL

Jaipur

Jaisalmer

Nanjing

Yichang

Chengdu

Manali

Guangzhou

INDIA

BURMA

VIETNAM Luang Prabang

Aurangabad

Hong Kong

HANOI

LAOS

Mumbai

VIENTIANE YANGON Pakse

Goa

Hue Hoi An

Siem Reap

Kerala

Battambang

Bangalore

Sihanoukville Phu Quoc

Cochin Trivandrum

CAMBODIA PHNOM PENH Saigon

SRI LANKA

COLOMBO

Kota Kinabalu

Sandakan

Miri

Medan

BORNEO Padang

Kuching

KALIMANTAN

SUMATRA

SULAWESI Toraja

INDONESIA

Makassar

Jakarta JAVA

Surabaya

Yogyakarta

MOUNT BROMO Ijen

BALI

KOMODO ISLANDS

Flores

COVER IMAGE The tiger is the national animal of India, Vietnam and Malaysia. There are only six surviving species of tiger throughout Asia and they are now an endangered species. India is home to the world’s largest population of wild tigers - you can see these magnificent animals in Ranthambore National Park on our Wildlife Extension on page 21 and in Pench and Kanha National Parks on our Central Wildlife of India trip on page 24.

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JAPAN

CONTENTS INDIA16

CAMBODIA70

JAPAN112

Northern India Trips

Cambodia Trips

71

Japan Trips

113

Cambodia Accommodation

74

Japan Accommodation

116

17 & 26

Rail Journeys

22

Wildlife Trips

24

Wellness Trips

28

L AOS78

STAR CLIPPERS120 Star Clippers Sailings 

Southern India Trips

31

Laos Trips

79

India Accommodation

35

Laos Accommodation

80

SRI L ANKA40 Sri Lanka Trips

41

Sri Lanka Accommodation

46

NEPAL48 Nepal Trips

49

BURMA84 Burma Trips

85

Burma Cruising

87

Burma Accommodation

88

Bhutan Trips

52

VIETNAM54 Vietnam Trips

55

BORNEO95 Borneo Trips

96

Sarawak Trips

98

Sabah Trips

99

58

Northern Vietnam Trips

59

CHINA101

60

China Trips

63

Yangtze Cruises

106

64

China Accommodation

109

Halong Bay Cruises Vietnam Accommodation

BOOKING TERMS & CONDITIONS 126

93

Central Vietnam Trips Mekong Trips

125

INDONESIA92 Indonesia Trips

BHUTAN51

AIRLINE PARTNERS

121

102 & 107

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OUR TRAVELLERS CHOOSE US FOR... 35+ YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

OUR LEADERS ON THE GROUND

For more than three decades Adventure World has been creating exceptional journeys across the globe, so you can rest assured that you’re in experienced hands.

Our guides are archaeologists, mountaineers, conservationists, photographers, and more, so you’ll always be safe and surrounded by passionate and knowledgeable company.

THE PLACES YOU’LL STAY

We pride ourselves on the extensive, firsthand knowledge and personalised service our team of experts can offer. You can rest assured that you will be accompanied by the best local guides and escorts, offering unparalleled local knowledge to bring each location to life.

Unique, authentic accommodation is one of our trademarks; from maharajas’ palaces to authentic homestays, from luxury trains to expedition cruising.

OUR TAILOR-MADE TOUCH While we offer a range of scheduled trips, our tailor-made journeys are what we do best. Our resources and experience mean your adventure can be all you dreamed about and more.

EXPERIENCES DESIGNED FOR YOU Whether you’re after wildlife and wilderness, culture and heritage, an active adventure or simply a unique experience, we know how to create an extraordinary itinerary. We know that every one of our travellers’ is unique, and so is every journey. Our travel designers have personally visited the regions they specialise in, and have expert knowledge to tailor any journey to suit your trip style.

OUR PROMISE TO YOU Our reputation is built on providing quality service with real personal touches. We understand the importance of giving attention to even the smallest of details. We will organise everything, from international flights, accommodation, transfers, to local guides, with our wellknown attention to detail and our specialist knowledge. Exceptional customer service is behind everything we do. Our team and partners always deliver; before, during and after your journey. We are with you all the way.

WHAT MAKES ADVENTURE WORLD EXTRAORDINARY?

35

YEARS

It’s a rewarding feeling, buoyed with fresh

And when you are on the verge of sleep,

memories of unexpected adventures,

beneath a million stars and ensconced in

plenty of laughs and some incredible

a suite representing the essence of unique

food. In this very moment you come to

travel, you will know why so many people

understand why we create journeys the

embark on a life-long love affair with the

way we do.

wonderful continent of Asia.

A peaceful afternoon brought encounters with wildlife that you never thought you’d see, in a jaw-dropping landscape that you know you’ll never forget.

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SAPA, VIETNAM


WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT ON OUR JOURNEYS... CULTURE & HERITAGE There’s no better way to experience a region than by immersing yourself in local culture. Gain a genuine appreciation of a place, it’s people and landscapes by learning directly from those who truly understand it. Meet and stay with locals, explore historical sites and marketplaces, and eat traditional delicacies for a sincere, rich experience.

WILDLIFE & WILDERNESS Getting up close and personal with wildlife that you’ve only seen in magazines can be a surprisingly touching experience. Witness animals in their natural environment - often far-flung, breathtaking backdrops. By exploring mountains, lakes, gorges, plains and rainforests you’ll feel an honest connection to a place and its wild inhabitants.

ACTIVE ADVENTURES Our adventure journeys are created to offer a rewarding journey without needing a wealth of previous travel experience. Enjoy all the comforts and conveniences such as exceptional cuisine and friendly porters to carry and transfer luggage. Many of our adventures could be found in a ‘hard adventure’ category, but physical exertion is not the aim. And you can rest assured there’ll be a comfortable night’s sleep at the end of an active day.

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REBUILDING THE KALIKA SCHOOL IN NEPAL Nepal was destroyed by the Gorkha earthquake in April 2015, the worst natural disaster to strike Nepal in 80 years. This disaster left the 425 students who attended the school with nowhere to go. Adventure World and TreadRight have donated US$30,000 to the ‘Happy Hearts Fund’ to assist in the construction of a new school, which is scheduled for completion in 2016. Happy Hearts Fund rebuilds safe, resilient schools in areas impacted by natural disasters. The organisation works during the gap period when children are forgotten after emergency response is complete, bringing hope and empowerment to generations of children and entire communities.

REBUILDING THE KALIKA SCHOOL IN NEPAL


ADVENTURE WORLD CARES At Adventure World and our parent company The Travel Corporation (TTC) we understand that travel matters; it allows us to explore the world and gain a deeper understanding of each destination, its history and culture, through enriching experiences. We recognise that it is our responsibility to help protect the places we visit and take care of the world around us.

TREADRIGHT FOUNDATION Created as a joint initiative between The Travel Corporation’s (TTC) family of brands, the TreadRight Foundation is a not-for-profit that works to help ensure the environment and communities we visit remain for generations to come. To date, TreadRight has supported more than 35 sustainable tourism projects worldwide. To learn more about the TreadRight Foundation, visit treadright.org

WORLD ANIMAL PROTECTION As part of Adventure World’s sustainability program, we work with people who, like us, seek to protect the places we explore and who are creating initiatives that are driving positive change. Which is why we’re pleased to be in partnership with World Animal Protection to provide our travellers with responsible and humane animal encounters, by pledging not to sell elephant rides or shows in our itineraries.

WILDLIFE SOS – INDIA India is home to nearly 60% of the planet’s remaining elephant population, however, the country is plagued with a lack of awareness and education, which is leading to the persistent use of elephants for manual labour, performances, and street begging. Wildlife SOS specifically addresses the problem of injured and sick elephants that are forced to work in slums and crowded cities. Adventure World is proud to support Wildlife SOS – India as part of the TreadRight Wildlife Initiative.

ME TO WE ME to WE is all about travel with a purpose - and being part of something larger than yourself. A ME to WE trip is about being immersed in a new culture, fostering genuine connections and seeing the world through a new lens. You will participate in sustainable development projects, connect with community members and explore nature. Plus every trip contributes to the TreadRight Foundation’s partners. To see the range of Me to WE programs, visit adventureworld.com/metowe

WORLD LEGACY AWARDS Adventure World is the proud sponsor of the World Legacy Awards, an initiative of the National Geographic Society. The World Legacy Awards honour the companies, organisations and destinations that are driving positive transformation of the tourism industry, showcasing leaders and visionaries in sustainable tourism best practices. For more information, visit nationalgeographic.com/worldlegacyawards

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HUNA, CHINA


“Asia has a real grip on me. From the very first time I went there, it was a fulfilment of my childhood fantasies of the way travel should be.” A NT HONY B OURDA IN


TRAVEL STYLES TAILOR-MADE Our tailor-made journeys are what we do best. They are designed around you; you choose where you go, how long you stay and your unforgettable experiences along the way. Think of our tailor-made journeys in this brochure as a guide, recommended by our expert travel designers, that you can upgrade, amend, extend or simply enjoy as they are.

SMALL GROUP TRIPS

Our intimate small group trips allow you the opportunity to travel

with like-minded individuals. Enjoy the trip without a worry in the world as we look after all the conveniences and comforts - leaving you to explore independently or meet your travelling companions and new local friends.

OCEAN EXPEDITIONS

Sail to the far flung corners of the globe or through wild remote

passages not accessible by large cruise ships with our range of expedition cruises. These enriching travel experiences with your fellow travellers take you up close to nature, wildlife and local cultures with expert guides, lecturers and researchers on hand to bring your journey to life.

CELEBRATION TRAVEL

People take trips to Asia for life celebrations and to mark

important milestones including birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, wedding vow renewals and retirements. We work with multi-generational families, corporate groups and various clubs in making their Asian travel dreams come true. Share transfer and touring costs, enjoy special themed events, private dinners, added value experiences such as visits to a private winery and more.

TRAVEL SCALE We all find inspiration in the different ways to travel. So, no matter your fitness, experience or the things that move you, you can create an adventure that perfectly ticks all the boxes.

LEISURELY Suited for those wishing to unwind, relax and explore their destination both in-depth and at their own pace.

DISCOVERY

For those with a spirit of adventure who are interested in more activities and

longer journeys.

ACTIVE

Off the beaten track, elements of soft adventure and perfect for those with a good

fitness level.

CHALLENGING

The environments may be remote with minimal services, and so require

a higher level of fitness.

OUR RATINGS As worldwide accommodation classification standards vary between destinations we’ve graded properties based on our own ratings system.

3 STARS

4 STARS

5 STARS

Comfortable standard

Best-in-class property with

Deluxe property with

property with good

a complete range of facilities

exceptional services and

dependable services and

and above average services.

facilities offering a truly

facilities.

unique experience.

EXTRAORDINARY STAYS Whether it’s staying with a family in the Mekong Delta, sleeping in a traditional stilted house in Sapa or waking up to the jungle sounds of India’s National Parks some stays are so extraordinary they cannot be rated, ensuring you will have an amazing and unique experience. Look out for this icon throughout the brochure.

PRICES The prices in this brochure are intended as a guide only. All prices are per person in New Zealand Dollars based on twin share accommodation and travel during low season. Talk to your travel agent or call us to enquire about the best pricing specific to your travel plans.

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INDIA

Welcome to

India

JODHPUR

EXPERIENCES NOT TO BE MISSED

Srinagar

DELHI

Shimla Amritsar

ancient monuments, magnificent museums and some of India’s best places to eat.

Few places in India are as colourful as Varanasi.

Manali

Dharamsala

Delhi is sprinkled with gems: captivating

VARANASI

Leh

DELHI

Bikaner Jaisalmer

Agra

Jaipur Jodhpur

The city is the beating heart of the Hindu

RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK

Udaipur

universe, and the Ganges the river of salvation.

Ranthambore became a national park in 1972. sightings of tigers in India.

Bhubaneswar

Aurangabad Mumbai Hyderabad

KERAL A Kerala is a tropical state of backwaters, beaches,

Kolkata

INDIA

RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK The park is considered the best reserve for

Darjeeling Lucknow Varanasi Khajuraho

Goa

house boats and Ayurvedic treatments. The area’s history is reflected in its local culture.

HILL STATIONS

Bangalore

The hill stations of southern India are excellent

Cochin

retreats from the chaotic cities. They are perfect

Trivandrum

Chennai

for escaping the heat of the lower areas.

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INDIA

HANDPICKED NORTH INDIA 18 DAYS / 17 NIGHTS

FROM

$5,539*

DAY 1 DELHI

DAY 12 JAISALMER

Upon arrival you will be met at the airport

Take in the sights of Jaisalmer including a walk

and transferred to your hotel.

through the mazed lanes of Jaisalmer Fort. (B)

DAY 2 DELHI

DAY 13 JAISALMER – JODHPUR

Tour Old and New Delhi, taking in the

Depart by road for Jodhpur. (B)

Red Fort, Jama Masjid, India Gate and

LEISURELY DEPARTS MONDAYS - FRIDAYS TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE BEIJING TRAVEL SCALE

Qutab Minar. (B)

DAY 3 DELHI – VARANASI Fly from Delhi to Varanasi. Take a sunset boat ride on the Ganges and witness an aarti prayer

Pingyaojoin pilgrims in Take in Delhi’s sights,

Varanasi, gaze at Khajuraho’s temple carvings and absorb the magnificent Srinagar

atmosphere at the Taj Mahal. Xian

Chengdu Chongqing

DAY 4 VARANASI

Jodhpur Udaipur

the sights. In the afternoon visit Sarnath. (B)

DELHI

Bikaner Jaisalmer

DAY 15 JODHPUR – UDAIPUR

streets to witness local life and take in Yichang

Shanghai

Jaipur

Varanasi

Khajuraho

Guilin Yangshuo

and Jagdish Temple. This evening take a boat

This morning transfer to the airport for your

DAY 17 UDAIPUR – DELHI

flight to Khajuraho. This afternoon visit the

DAY 6 KHAJURAHO – AGRA Today board the train to Agra. (B)

Tour the legendary Taj Mahal, an immense Kolkata mausoleum covered with intricate marble

decorations, and the beautiful Red Fort. (B)

Hong Kong

DAY 16 UDAIPUR Tour Udaipur, visiting the ornate City Palace ride on Lake Pichola. (B)

DAY 7 AGRA

INDIA Guangzhou

complex in Ranakpur. (B)

DAY 5 VARANASI – KHAJURAHO world’s finest erotic temple art. (B)

Agra

local bazaar. (B)

Journey to Udaipur via the Jain temple

enjoy a rickshaw ride through the narrow

Nanjing

Fortress and walk through the old town and

ceremony performed by priests. (B)

Take a dawn boat ride on the Ganges and

ZhengzhouLeh

DAY 14 JODHPUR Visit the stunning hilltop Mehrangarh

Fly to Delhi where you will spend the night in the city of Gurguon, which is located close to the airport. This evening experience an amazing Bollywood evening at the Kingdom of Dreams Show. (B)(D)

DAY 18 DELHI Your India journey ends with a transfer to the airport. (B)

DAY 8 AGRA – JAIPUR Depart for Jaipur by road, with a stop along Hyderabad

the way at Fatehpur Sikri, the fortified ghost city built in 1569 by Emperor Akbar. (B)

HIGHLIGHTS

Goa H  oly city of Varanasi

DAY 9 JAIPUR

R  omantic lake city of Udaipur Desert townKerala of Jaisalmer Bangalore

Today enjoy a full day of sightseeing in Chennai

Jaipur, including the Maharaja’s City Palace, the Palace of the Winds, the old market

INCLUSIONS

centre and the magnificent Amber Fort. (B)

Cochin meals as 17 nights accommodation, Trivandrum indicated, sightseeing and flights as

specified, train travel, services of a private car and driver and local English speaking guides. Kota Kinabalu

BRUNEI

DAY 10 JAIPUR – BIKANER Visit the vibrant desert town of Bikaner. In the afternoon tour Junagarh Fort. (B)

DAY 11 BIKANER – JAISALMER

Sandakan

Travel to Jaisalmer. (B)

VARANASI

Miri

BORNEO

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AMBER FORT

GREAT INDIAN EXPLORER 17 DAYS / 16 NIGHTS

FROM

$3,269*

DAY 1 DELHI

DAY 11 UDAIPUR - KHEMPUR

Upon arrival you will be met at the airport

Travel to the village of Khempur and stay at

and transferred to your hotel.

the hotel that was the setting for the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. This afternoon enjoy

DAY 2 DELHI

high tea. (B)

Experience a full day tour of Old and New

LEISURELY DEPARTS DAILY EXCEPT MONDAYS TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE

Delhi. Visit Raj Ghat, Red Fort, Chandi Chowk,

DAY 12 KHEMPUR – PUSHKAR

India Gate and Qutab Minar. (B)

Continue your journey through Rajasthan,

DAY 3 DELHI – MANDAWA Depart by road to Mandawa. This afternoon,

stopping at the enchanting town of Pushkar. Temple and Pushkar Lake. You will spend the

CHINAnight at Hotel Pushkar Palace. (B)

walls before retiring to your heritage hotel,

colourful past. Visit the town of Pushkar

the splendid Castle Mandawa which was built

DAY 13 PUSHKAR – JAIPURXian

and discover Jodhpur’s blue washed Srinagar

in 1755. (B)

Journey by road to the Pink City of Jaipur.

houses, the Pink City of Jaipur and the

DAY 4 MANDAWA – BIKANER

Haveli. (B)

Leh

glorious epitome of love, the Taj Mahal.

Continue your road journey to Bikaner, renowned for the stunning Junagarh Fort with its impressively decorative interior. This evening spend the night at Lallgarh Palace with its Rajput architecture. (B)

DELHI

Mandawa Bikaner Jaipur Jaisalmer Jodhpur

EVEREST DAY 5 BIKANER - JAISALMER MOUNT

Journey by Gangtok road to Jaisalmer. The remainder

Agra

of the day is at your leisure. Stay at Gorbandh

Darjeeling

Pushkar Udaipur

INDIA

Kolkata

the spectacular Palace of the Winds. (B)

DAY 15 JAIPUR – AGRA Travel by road to Agra via Fatehpur Sikri, the fortified ghost city. (B)

Mahal. Visit Agra Fort before returning to Delhi by road. (B)

DAY 17 DELHI Transfer to the airport where your journey ends. (B)

Visit Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada and

Mumbai

the local bazaar. (B)

Hyderabad

Fort town of Bikaner

DAY 9 JODHPUR – UDAIPUR

Fabled Pink City of Jaipur

Travel by road to Udaipur and en route visit

Udaipur, city of palaces

the exquisite Jain temples at Ranakpur. Arrive

Goa

INCLUSIONS

at the historical Jagat Niwas Palace for your two night stay. (B)

16 nights accommodation, meals as

Chennai

indicated, sightseeing as specified,

Bangalore

services of a private car and driver and a local English speaking guide.

Trivandrum

DAY 10 UDAIPUR

This morning tour Udaipur, visiting the City Palace and the holy Jagdish Temple. At sunset

Cochin

MALÉ

Palace Museum, Jai Singh’s Observatory and

Bhubaneswar DAY 8 JODHPUR

HIGHLIGHTS

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Visit the impressive Amber Fort, the City Chongqing

DAY 6 JAISALMER

Continue by road to Jodhpur. (B)

Kerala

Chengdu

DAY 16 AGRA – DELHI

DAY 7 JAISALMER – JODHPUR

Aurangabad

DAY 14 JAIPUR

Enjoy a sunrise tour of the magnificent Taj

mazed lanes of Jaisalmer Fortress. (B)

board a boat to cruise on Lake Pichola. (B)

SRI LANKA

COLOMBO

Zh

Spend two nights at the 175-year-old Samode

Palace with spectacular views of the fort. (B)

Visit Gadsisar Lake and walk through the

Pingya

Spend the afternoon visiting Brahma’s

visit local homes with their fresco painted

Rajasthan evokes images of a vibrant,

BEIJI

THE PALACE OF THE WINDS

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RAJASTHAN ODYSSEY

DAY 1 DELHI

DAY 12 MANVAR – JODHPUR – ROHET

On arrival, transfer to your hotel.

16 DAYS / 15 NIGHTS

FROM

$3,565*

Fort before continuing on to Rohet. (B)

Today you will experience Old and New Delhi, taking in the Red Fort, Raj Ghat and

DAY 13 ROHET

Jama Masjid. After lunch, visit India Gate and

This morning hop on a jeep safari to visit

Qutab Minar. (B)

Journey by road to Agra and, while en route,

Experience the princely state of Rajasthan

DAY 4 AGRA

with its mix of history, romance and

Enjoy a sunrise tour of the legendary and then visit the main sites of Agra

including the beautiful Agra Fort with its

princes. Their magnificent fortsLeh and palaces remain their legacy.

DAY 14 ROHET – UDAIPUR Journey to Udaipur. On the way, visit the Jain

Pingy

temple complex at Ranakpur. (B)

CHINADAY 15 UDAIPUR

Taj Mahal. Return to your hotel for breakfast

desert province was home to the Rajput Srinagar

the Bishnoi tribal villages for a glimpse of Rajasthani cultural life. (B)

DAY 3 DELHI – AGRA explore the city of Sikandra. (B)

natural beauty. For centuries, this vast

BEIJ

INDIA

LEISURELY DEPARTS DAILY EXCEPT TUESDAYS & SUNDAYS TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE

Travel to Jodhpur. On arrival, visit Mehrangarh

DAY 2 DELHI

Xian including the City Palace and Jagdish Temple Take an evening cruise on Lake Pichola. (B)

marble palaces. (B)

DAY 16 UDAIPUR

DAY 5 AGRA – JAIPUR

Transfer to the airport whereChengdu your Rajasthan

Depart for Jaipur, with a stop along

Z

Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of Udaipur

Odyssey ends. (B)

Chongqing

the way at the fortified ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri. (B)

Mandawa

DELHI

MOUNT DAY 6 JAIPUR EVEREST

Bikaner Jaisalmer

This morning visit the magnificent Amber

Jaipur

Jodhpur

Gangtok

Fort. Explore the City Palace and the Jantar

Agra

Darjeeling Mantar astronomical observatory. (B)

Rohet

INDIA

Udaipur

DAY 7 JAIPUR – MANDAWA Journey to Mandawa and enjoy an afternoon walking tour of Mandawa’s havelis. (B)

Kolkata – BIKANER DAY 8 MANDAWA Travel by road to Bikaner. Enjoy an afternoon

HIGHLIGHTS

tour including a visit to Junagarh Fort. (B)

Bhubaneswar

Aurangabad

Udaipur, the city of palaces

DAY 9 BIKANER – JAISALMER

Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur

Mumbai

Journey to Jaisalmer. (B)

Jain temple complex at Ranakpur

Hyderabad DAY 10 JAISALMER

INCLUSIONS

HOT AIR BALLOONING FROM

$379*

Experience an unforgettable

Enjoy a morning city tour of Jaisalmer. (B)

panoramic view of Jaipur, the famed

indicated, sightseeing Goa and flights as

DAY 11 JAISALMER – MANVAR

‘Pink City’, or float over ‘the most

specified, services of a private car and

Drive to the enchanting oasis of Manvar.

15 nights accommodation, meals as

driver and local English speaking guides.

Kerala

Bangalore

This evening you’ll experience a night in the

romantic spot in India’, the lake city of Udaipur.

Chennai desert. (B)(L)(D)

Cochin Trivandrum MALÉ

SRI LANKA

COLOMBO

MALDIVES Padang

SUMATRA

Jakarta Bandung

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INDIA

TAJ MAHAL

GOLDEN TRIANGLE 6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS

FROM

$1,249*

DAY 1 DELHI Upon arrival you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.

DAY 2 DELHI LEISURELY DEPARTS DAILY EXCEPT TUESDAYS TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE

Today enjoy an excursion to discover the sights and sounds of Old Delhi. Experience a taste of India’s famed public transport with a cycle rickshaw ride through chaotic streets and the famous Chandni Chowk market. In the afternoon visit New Delhi including

Ideal for those wanting to see India’s most

Qutab Minar and boulevard Raj Path. (B)

Srinagar revered cultural icons in one short trip.

DAY 3 DELHI – AGRA

Start in the capital Delhi before heading

After breakfast drive to Agra where you’ll

to Agra and the fabled city of Jaipur.

visit the impressive Agra Fort. (B)

Leh

Experience the best thatManali India has to offer.

DAY 4 AGRA – JAIPUR Experience the majestic Taj Mahal at sunrise and then travel via the ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri to Jaipur. The “Pink City” of Jaipur is a friendly, busy city crammed with palaces and bazaars full of jewellery, textiles and folk-

DELHI Jaipur

based arts. (B)

Agra

DAY 5 JAIPUR Enjoy a guided tour visiting India’s most Darjeeling

INDIA

Lucknow photographed building after the Taj Mahal, Varanasi the Hawa Mahal or Palace of the Winds.

THE OBEROI EXPERIENCE FROM

$2,619*

Spend some time in the city’s crowded and colourful bazaars that sell a wide variety of artisan goods and semi-precious stones, which are the local speciality. Visit Amber

Kolkata Fort, once the old capital, and explore the

For a memorable experience why

hilltop fort complex. Continue to the Royal

not upgrade your journey by staying

City Palace and spend time exploring the

at the luxurious Oberoi properties?

Aurangabad Majestic Taj Mahal

various rooms and apartments. Later visit one

With serene surroundings, opulent

Fabled pink city of Jaipur

Maharaja Jai Singh, the founder of Jaipur. (B)

HIGHLIGHTS Sights of Old and New Delhi

Mumbai

INCLUSIONS

Bhubaneswar

of the five astronomical observatories built by

DAY 6 JAIPUR – DELHI

rooms and legendary service, a stay at the Oberoi will definitely enhance your Indian experience. The Oberoi

This morning transfer from Jaipur to Delhi Five nights accommodation, meals as Hyderabad Airport where your journey ends. (B) indicated, sightseeing as specified,

Amarvilas in Agra is located 600

services of a private car and driver and

rooms offering breathtaking views of

local English speaking guides.

Goa

Kerala

NOTE See page 21 for extensions you can add during or after your Golden

metres from the Taj Mahal, with all this monument.

Triangle experience.

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Bangalore

Chennai

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WILDLIFE EXTENSION 3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS

FROM

$705*

DEPARTS

Instead of travelling to Jaipur on day four of our Golden Triangle journey, add a side trip to one of India’s most famous national parks, considered to be the best game reserve in India for observing the elusive tiger.

stop en route at the ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri. (L)(D)

INDIA

DISCOVERY DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE

DAY 4 AGRA – RANTHAMBORE Journey by road to Ranthambore, with a

DAY 5 RANTHAMBORE Today you will venture into the park in the morning and afternoon for wildlife viewing. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 6 RANTHAMBORE – JAIPUR After breakfast, continue on to Jaipur to complete the Golden Triangle journey. (B) NOTE Ranthambore National Park is closed

INCLUSIONS

01 Jul - 30 Sep.

Two nights accommodation, meals as indicated and two game drives daily with naturalist guides.

SAMODE PALACE EXTENSION 2 DAYS / 1 NIGHT

FROM

$255*

DISCOVERY DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE DEPARTS

DAY 6 JAIPUR – SAMODE Before heading back to Delhi, journey by road to Samode village and stay overnight at the delightful Samode Palace. Explore the charming village with its cobbled streets and stone houses. Stop by the 250-year-old Samode Bagh, which was the private garden

The 500-year-old Samode Palace is one of India’s most charming and romantic hotels. Add a night here during your Golden Triangle trip before you drive back to Delhi.

retreat of the Samode Royal family. (B)

DAY 7 SAMODE – DELHI Travel by road to Delhi where your journey ends. (B)

INCLUSIONS One night accommodation and meals as indicated.

VARANASI & KHAJURAHO EXTENSION 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

FROM

$1,895*

DISCOVERY DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE

DAY 3 DELHI – VARANASI Fly to Varanasi. At sunset take a boat ride on the holy river Ganges and witness a prayer ceremony. (B)

DAY 4 VARANASI Take a dawn boat ride on the Ganges for an

Before starting your Golden Triangle trip,

unmatched view of the various ghats and the

add on this extension to visit the unique

ceremonies performed by devout Hindus.

temples and carvings at Khajuraho and the spiritual city of Varanasi.

Later in the morning, hop on a rickshaw and ride through the narrow streets to see local life. This afternoon visit the nearby buried Buddhist city of Sarnath. (B)

INCLUSIONS Three nights accommodation, meals as indicated, sightseeing, flights and train travel as specified, services of a private car and driver and local English speaking guides.

DAY 5 VARANASI – KHAJURAHO Fly to Khajuraho. This afternoon visit the medieval temples that are home to the world’s finest temple art. (B)

DAY 6 KHAJURAHO – AGRA Board the train to Agra. Transfer to your hotel on arrival. (B)

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PALACE ON WHEELS 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

FROM

$5,159*

DAY 1 DELHI Board the Palace on Wheels by 4.30pm. (D)

DAY 2 DELHI – JAIPUR Arrive in Jaipur and visit the Palace of the Winds and Amber Fort. (B)(L)(D)

DISCOVERY WEDNESDAYS, SEP ‘16 - APR ‘17 TRAVEL ST YLE RAIL JOURNEY

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TRAVEL SCALE DEPARTS

DAY 3 JAIPUR – CHITTORGARH Alight from the train for your 4WD tiger safari in Ranthambore National Park. Return to the train and travel to Chittorgarh where you’ll explore the town’s fort. (B)(L)(D)

The renowned Palace on Wheels train invites you on board to witness the remarkable state of Rajasthan. Along the way, explore Jaisalmer Fort, Udaipur’s palaces and the Taj Mahal.

DAY 4 CHITTORGARH – UDAIPUR Arrive in Udaipur in the morning. Visit the 17th century City Palace and enjoy a boat ride on Lake Pichola. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 5 UDAIPUR – JAISALMER Arrive in Jaisalmer in the afternoon. Explore the old fort and take a sunset camel ride to

DELHI

INDIA Jaisalmer

Agra

Jaipur

the Sam Sand Dunes. (B)(L)(D)

HIGHLIGHTS

Jodhpur

Palace of the Winds

DAY 6 JAISALMER – JODHPUR

A 4WD tiger safari

Explore Jodhpur, visiting the colossal

Luxurious rail travel

Mehrangarh Fort and the royal cenotaphs at Jaswant Thada. (B)(L)(D)

INCLUSIONS Seven nights accommodation in a twin berth compartment, meals as

Chittorgarh Udaipur

indicated, sightseeing and transport as specified and services of an English speaking guide.

DAY 7 JODHPUR – AGRA Travel to Agra and visit the Agra Red Fort and the Taj Mahal. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 8 AGRA – DELHI Arrive in Delhi in the early morning, enjoy breakfast and alight from the train. (B)

THE MAHARAJAS’ EXPRESS

Board The Maharajas’ Express by 4pm. (D)

8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

Visit the Amber Fort. Tour Jaipur’s old town

FROM

$9,015*

DAY 1 DELHI – JAIPUR DAY 2 JAIPUR visiting the Palace of the Winds. (B)(L)(D)

LEISURELY DEPARTS SELECTED DATES, OCT ‘16 - APR ‘17 TRAVEL ST YLE RAIL JOURNEY

TRAVEL SCALE

DAY 3 JAIPUR – RANTHAMBORE – AGRA Enjoy a safari through Ranthambore National Park and tour Fatehpur Sikri. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 4 AGRA – GWALIOR Explore the Agra Red Fort and the Taj Mahal.

The Maharajas’ Express has redefined the luxury rail travel experience by offering its guests the opportunity to explore fabled

Travel to Gwalior and visit the fort. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 5 GWALIOR – ORCHHA – KHAJURAHO Stop at the town of Orchha to visit its temples

destinations in comfort.

and palaces. Travel to Khajuraho and tour the town’s erotic temples. (B)(L)(D)

Jaipur

DAY 6 KHAJURAHO – VARANASI

HIGHLIGHTS

DELHI

5-star rail travel

Agra

RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK

Gwalior

INDIA

Travel to Varanasi. Explore the Buddhist

Lucknow

Khajuraho

monasteries in Sarnath, visit the Varanasi

Boat ride on the Ganges

Silk Centre and enjoy a river cruise on

Gourmet food throughout

Varanasi

the Ganges. (B)(L)(D)

INCLUSIONS

DAY 7 VARANASI – LUCKNOW

Seven nights accommodation in a

Travel to Lucknow and explore the colourful

twin berth compartment, meals as

bazaars and colonial buildings. (B)(L)(D)

indicated, sightseeing as specified and services of an English speaking guide.

DAY 8 LUCKNOW – DELHI Return to Delhi and, after breakfast, disembark the train. (B)

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Agra

Jaisalmer

GOLDEN CHARIOT 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

FROM

$6,189*

Jodhpur

DAY 1 BANGALORE Depart Bangalore in the evening. (D)

Khajuraho

Udaipur

DAY 2 MYSORE – KABINI

Luckn

RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK

Visit Mysore Palace. Depart by coach to Kabini for a jungle boat safari to spot wildlife. Spend the night at a jungle lodge. (B)(L)(D)

INDIA

LEISURELY DEPARTS SELECTED DATES, OCT ‘16 - MAR ‘17 TRAVEL ST YLE RAIL JOURNEY TRAVEL SCALE

DAY 3 KABINI – MYSORE After a morning boat safari depart to Mysore and visit Srirangapatna and Daria Daulat Fort. (B)(L)(D)

Aurangabad

The Pride of the South is a luxurious

DAY 4 HASSAN

voyage and a great way to discover

Arrive at Hassan and journey by road

South India, visiting timeless historical sites aboard the Golden Chariot.

Mumbai

to visit Shravanabelagola, an important Jain pilgrim centre, Belur and Halebid. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 5 HOSPET Travel to Hampi, seat of the famed

HIGHLIGHTS

Vijayanagara Empire. (B)(L)(D)

Badami

DAY 6 BADAMI

Garden city of Bangalore Wildlife viewing World Heritage Site of Hampi

Journey by road to the World Heritage

Goa

Site of Badami and Pattadakal. (B)(L)(D)

Hampi

INDIA

DAY 7 GOA

INCLUSIONS Seven nights accommodation in a twin berth compartment, meals as indicated, sightseeing and transportation as specified

Visit the churches of Old Goa. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 8 BANGALORE

Bangalore

Hassan

Disembark the train after breakfast. (B)

Mysore

and services of a local English speaking guide.

Srinagar

DECCAN ODYSSEY 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

Leh

DAY 1 MUMBAI Board the Deccan Odyssey.

FROM

$6,215*

Manali

DAY 2 VADODARA Visit Champaner-Pavagadh. Enjoy high tea at the magnificent Laxmi Vilas Palace. (B)(L)(D)

LEISURELY SELECTED DATES, OCT ‘16 - MAR ‘17 TRAVEL ST YLE RAIL JOURNEY

TRAVEL SCALE

DAY 3 PALITANA

DEPARTS

Visit Palitana and Shatrunjaihill. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 4 SASAN GIR – SOMNATH In Sasan Gir, explore the national park. This evening visit Somnath Temple.

Take a spellbinding rail journey through Gujarat on board the iconic

DAY 5 LITTLE RANN OF KUTCH

Deccan Odyssey, one of India’s most

Enjoy a desert safari across the Little

luxurious and opulent trains.

Rann of Kutch. (B)(L)(D)

Amritsar DELHI

Bikaner

Jaipur

Jaisalmer

(B)(L)(D)

Shimla

Dharamsala

Jodhpur

HIGHLIGHTS Exotic wildlife of Gujarat

Rani-ki-Vav step well. (B)(L)(D)

Desert safari

DAY 7 NASHIK

Vineyard visit

Visit Pandu Leni, one of the most ancient Jain

INCLUSIONS Seven nights accommodation in a twin berth compartment, meals as indicated, sightseeing and transportation as specified and services of a local English speaking guide.

and Buddhist cave temples. Stop at a vineyard

RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK

K

DAY 6 MODHERA – PATAN Explore the 11th century Sun Temple and the

Agra

Modhera Little Rann of Kutch Palitana

Vadodara

INDIA

GIR NATIONAL PARK

for a tour followed by wine tasting and lunch.

Nashik

In the evening, spend time by the Godavari Ghats. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 8 MUMBAI

Mumbai

Disembark the train after breakfast. (B)

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Badami

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INDIA


CENTRAL WILDLIFE OF INDIA 6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS

FROM

$2,739*

DAY 1 DELHI – NAGPUR – KANHA Fly from Delhi to Nagpur then drive to Kanha. Enjoy an afternoon jungle walk through Sal forests and lush green meadows. (L)(D)

DAYS 2-3 KANHA

INDIA

Embark on morning and afternoon jeep safaris

DISCOVERY DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE

rinagar

Leh

into Kanha National Park. Regularly spotted species include the jackal, wild pig and black buck. Among other residents are striped hyena, leopard, mouse deer, porcupine, chinkara gazelle, ant-eating pangolin, sambar, chital and the highly endangered deer, the

Within the central Indian state of Madhya

Manali

Pradesh are Kanha and Pench National

hard-ground barasingha. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 4 KANHA – PENCH

Parks. Kanha is prime tiger country and

A final opportunity to search Kanha for wildlife

Pench was the backdrop for The Jungle Book.

on a morning jeep safari. Depart late in the morning for the drive to Pench. (B)(L)(D)

DELHI

DAY 5 PENCH

HIGHLIGHTS

INDIA

Explore the teak forests and open country

Spot a large variety of wildlife

of Pench National Park on morning and

Safaris in a diverse range of habitats

afternoon jeep safaris. Bisected by the Pench

India’s top national parks

River, the park supports a rich variety of wildlife including tiger, leopard, wild dog,

INCLUSIONS BANDHAVGARH NATIONAL PARK

Srinagar

KANHA NATIONAL PARK

PENCH NATIONAL PARK

Nagpur

sambar and chital deer. (B)(L)(D)

Five nights accommodation, meals as indicated, sightseeing and flights as specified, two jeep safaris daily while on safari, services of a private car and driver and local English speaking guides.

DAY 6 PENCH – NAGPUR – DELHI This is your last opportunity to explore this fantastic national park before your afternoon drive to Nagpur Airport and your flight back to Delhi. (B) NOTE All national parks are closed from 01 Jul - 15 Oct each year.

Hyderabad

Dharamsala Hampi

Goa

Amritsar Bangalore Mysore Ooty

WILDLIFE OF GUJARAT 7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS

FROM

DAY 1 AHMEDABAD – DASADA Travel by road to Dasada National Park. Enjoy a jeep safari in the Wild Ass Sanctuary, home

$3,019*

DISCOVERY DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE

Bikaner

DAY 2 DASADA – SASAN GIR Search for wildlife on an early morning

TRAVEL SCALE

Cochin

to the Asiatic wild ass. (L)(D)

Trivandrum

safari. Afterwards, continue to Gir National Park. (B)(L)(D)

DAYS 3-4 SASAN GIR

Gangtok

Embark on morning and afternoon safaris

Darjeeling

into Gir National Park. Try to spot the big

aisalmer

This new journey offers a chance to explore the exotic wildlife of Gujarat. Highlights include Little Rann of Kutch, the only place

Kalimpong

cats and other exotic animal species of the Devaliya region. (B)(L)(D)

Bagdogra

DAY 5 SASAN GIR

to spot the Asiatic wild ass, and Gir National

Today visit local temples including

Park, popular for its tiger population.

Somnath and Ahilya which are dedicated to

INDIA

the God Shiva. The remainder of the day is

INDIA Dasada Ahmedabad

Velavadar

at leisure. (B)(L)(D)

HIGHLIGHTS Wildlife safari into Gir National Park

DAY 6 SANSAN GIR – VEL AVADAR

Spot the rare species of blackbucks

After breakfast, travel by road to Velavadar

Search for the Asiatic wild ass

National Park. (B)

DAY 7 VELAVADAR –Kolkata AHMEDABAD

INCLUSIONS Six nights accommodation, meals as indicated, sightseeing as specified,

GIR NATIONAL PARK

services of a private car and driver and local English speaking guides.

Enjoy a morning safari to spot the blackbuck antelope. Continue by road to Ahmedabad where your journey ends. (B) NOTE All national parks are closed from 01 Jul - 15 Oct each year.

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BAGHVAN TAJ SAFARI LODGE – PENCH NATIONAL PARK 3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS

FROM

$1,605*

INDIA

INCLUSIONS Two nights accommodation, all meals including beverages, scheduled morning and afternoon game drives and park entrance fee.

Baghvan is aptly named after one of India’s most iconic symbols, the Bengal tiger. This enchanting lodge is located on the edge of Pench National Park, a dry deciduous forest of predominantly teak trees and meandering jungle streams. A mere five minute drive from the park’s entrance takes you deep into the heart of the Indian jungle. The charming Baghvan Lodge, a Taj Safari Lodge, has 12 quaint standalone suites as well as a spacious sitting room. Each charming individual suite has a contemporary bungalow feel designed in a 1950s ambience, and features stairs leading up to a covered jungle rooftop platform or ‘machan’. The guest area is equipped with a swimming pool overlooking the ‘nullah’ (stream), shaded decks, an interactive kitchen, library and a Safari Shop. To get to the lodge, fly to Nagpur then drive approximately 2.5 hours to the lodge or fly to Jabalpur then drive approximately 4.5 hours to the lodge.

MAHUA KOTHI TAJ SAFARI LODGE – BANDHAVGARH NATIONAL PARK 3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS

FROM

$1,669*

INCLUSIONS Two nights accommodation, all meals including beverages, scheduled morning and afternoon game drives and park entrance fee.

The name Mahua Kothi draws its inspiration from one of India’s most beautiful trees, the Madhuca Indica or butter tree. Sprawled across 16 hectares of lush forestland, the exotic Mahua Kothi offers 12 charming suites or ‘kutiyas’, as well as a gracious, original homestead or ‘kothi’. Built in the charming, vernacular style of Central India, each air-conditioned kutiya can be accessed through a private courtyard. The lodge features a magnificent swimming pool, traditional garden, interactive kitchen and a Safari Shop. Bandhavgarh National Park is a 450 km2 renowned tiger reserve. The dramatic landscape features tropical forests and woodlands and steep rocky hills with flat grasslands in the valleys below. To get to the lodge, fly to Jabalpur then drive approximately 4 hours to the lodge, or fly to Khajuraho then drive approximately 6 hours to the lodge.

BANJAAR TOLA TAJ SAFARI LODGE – KANHA NATIONAL PARK 3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS

FROM

$1,669*

INCLUSIONS Two nights accommodation, all meals including beverages, scheduled morning and afternoon game drives and park entrance fee.

This delightful lodge is situated along the banks of the Banjaar River directly overlooking the heart of Kanha National Park. The park is surrounded by beautiful areas of Sal forests, large bamboo stretches and lush green meadows. In 1973, when Project Tiger was launched to save the tiger, Kanha was one of the nine reserves selected for the project. It is prime tiger country and is the project’s star success story. The lodge boasts two elegant camps of nine suites each, as well as a lavish tented guest area. Built in a chic, glamorous camping style, each tented suite features glass doors leading out onto a floating veranda that overlooks the tranquil river. The tented guest area is equipped with a swimming pool, dining decks with a stunning river backdrop, library, and a Safari Shop. The atmosphere is light, ethereal and organic. To get to the lodge, fly to Jabalpur then drive approximately 4 hours to the lodge or fly to Nagpur then drive approximately 5.5 hours to the lodge.

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JOURNEY TO HIMACHAL PRADESH

Depart Delhi and travel to Chandigarh to

8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

the famed Sukhna Lake.

FROM

DAY 1 DELHI – CHANDIGARH explore the Rock Garden and for sunset visit

$1,739*

DAY 2 CHANDIGARH – DHARAMSAL A

LEISURELY DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE

Journey to Dharamsala through the

DEPARTS

breathtaking Dhauladhar range. On arrival the remainder of the day is at leisure. (B)

DAY 3 DHARAMSAL A Explore Dharamsala. Visit the Dalai Lama’s Village and Talnoo, which is the highest point

Surrounded by the splendour of the

in Dharamsala and offers the best view of the

Himalaya, Himachal Pradesh is a state of

Dhauladhar range. (B)

amazing landscapes. Visit Dharamsala,

DAY 4 DHARAMSAL A – MANALI

Manali and Shimla.

Drive to the hill station town of Manali. (B)

DAY 5 MANALI

Manali

Tour Manali, visiting the Hadimba Devi Temple and the scenic Solang Valley. (B)

DAY 6 MANALI – SHIML A

Dharamsala

Depart early this morning to Shimla. The

Shimla Kalka

Chandigarh

afternoon is at leisure to explore this former British hill station town. (B)

3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS FROM $359*

DAY 7 SHIML A

DELHI

AMRITSAR UNCOVERED

Explore the main sights of Shimla including the

INDIA

Viceroy’s Hall, Jakhoo Hill and Mall Road. (B)

DAY 8 SHIML A – KALKA – DELHI Travel on the toy train from Shimla to Kalka. Over the 96kms you will cross 103 tunnels, all

HIGHLIGHTS

made during the British rule of India. Take in

The Tibetan Childrens Village

the spectacular views before arrival into Kalka

Dhauladhar mountain range

and then drive on to Delhi. (B)

DEPARTS

DAILY

Amritsar is home to Sikhism’s holiest shrine, the spectacular Golden Temple. On Day 2, add a two night stay in Amritsar to your journey.

The temples in Manali

Bhubaneswar

Aurangabad

INCLUSIONS

INCLUSIONS Two nights accommodation,

Mumbai Seven nights accommodation, meals

selected meals, sightseeing and

as indicated, sightseeing as specified,

transfers as specified, services of a

services of a private car and driver,

private car, driver and local English

local English speaking guides and

speaking guides.

Hyderabad

the toy train journey between Shimla

Goa

and Kalka.

Kerala

Bangalore

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SHIMLA DISCOVERY 5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS

$1,565*

FROM

DAY 1 DELHI – KALKA – SHIML A Transfer to Delhi train station to board the hill train to Shimla, travelling via Kalka. Enjoy the scenic views as your toy train journeys across beautiful green hilltops. Stay at The Oberoi Cecil, a grand heritage hotel

LEISURELY DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE

INDIA

offering exceptional service and fabulous views across the valley.

DAY 2 SHIML A Explore Shimla on a city tour. Visit

Situated in the Himalayan foothills, the invigorating air and delights of this scenic hill resort provide a welcoming respite. Travel aboard the Kalka-Shimla toy train and stay at beautiful Oberoi properties.

Vice Regal Hall, Jakhu Temple and Indira Holiday Home. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B)

DAY 3 SHIML A – MASHOBRA

Srinagar

Leh

Travel to Mashobra, a quaint little town located about an hour’s drive from Shimla. Check in to the luxurious Oberoi Wildflower Hall. (B)

HIGHLIGHTS

DAY 4 MASHOBRA

Snow-capped peaks

Today you will have a full day to relax

Stunning countryside

and enjoy your surroundings. The Oberoi

Graceful colonial buildings

Wildflower is nestled in the Himalaya, set

Shimla Kalka

in nine hectares of pine and cedar woods.

INCLUSIONS

You’ll marvel at the beautiful views of the mountains and valleys and spend some time

Four nights accommodation, meals

enjoying the facilities and activities the

as indicated, sightseeing and train travel as specified, services of a private

resort offers. (B)

DAY 5 MASHOBRA – SHIML A – DELHI

car and driver and local English speaking guides.

INDIA

DELHI

After breakfast return to Delhi by train. (B)

MOUNTAINS & MONASTERIES OF EAST INDIA

Travel by road to Darjeeling.

7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS

Ghoom Monastery and stop at a tea plantation

FROM

DAY 1 BAGDOGRA – DARJEELING

CH

DAY 2 DARJEELING

$1,789*

Enjoy a morning city tour of Darjeeling. Visit for some tea tasting. (B)(L)(D)

LEISURELY DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE

TRAVEL SCALE

SrinagarDAY 3 DARJEELING

Once an independent Himalayan Kingdom, Sikkim is a wonderland with

Dharamsala

its spectacular views. Buddhism is the

predominant religion here and there are

Amritsar

many fine old monasteries to explore.

HIGHLIGHTS

Bikaner Sunrise over the Himalaya

Tibetan and Buddhist culture

Jaisalmer

Colonial Darjeeling

INCLUSIONS Six nights accommodation, meals as indicated, sightseeing as specified, services of a private car and driver and local English speaking guides.

Khajura

Udaipur

Today you will visit Tiger Hill, which offers breathtaking views of the Himalayan

Aurangabad Mumbai

peaks. (B)(L)(D)

Hyde

DAY 4 DARJEELING – GANGTOK Journey through the mountains to Gangtok. Revered as the ‘land of monasteries’, the city boasts a number of iconic monasteries, educational institutions, striking valleys and

Hampi

Goa

wonderful sanctuaries. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 5 GANGTOK Visit Rumtek Monastery, one of the most revered in Gangtok. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 6 GANGTOK – KALIMPONG Travel by road to Kalimpong. Visit the main sites of the town including the Durpin Monastery. (B)(L)(D)

Udaipur

DAY 7 KALIMPONG – BAGDOGRA

Bangalore Mysore Kalimpong Ooty

Gangtok Darjeeling Bagdogra

Cochin

Trivandrum INDIA

Transfer to Bagdogra Airport where your journey ends. (B)

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ANANDA IN THE HIMALAYA 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

FROM

$3,385*

DISCOVERY DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE

INDIA

DEPARTS

DAY 1 RISHIKESH On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your resort. (D)

DAYS 2-3 AT RESORT Experience the Himalayan Bliss package that includes four spa experiences - Wild Rose Salt

The award winning Ananda Resort is a Destination spa focusing on holistic

Scrub, Swedish massage, Himalayan Honey & Rose Facial and Yoga Nidra. (B)(D)

wellness that nurtures a combination

DAY 4 RISHIKESH

of the finest ancient Indian traditions.

This afternoon transfer to Dehradun Airport for your onward flight. (B)

INCLUSIONS

NOTE Contact Adventure World for a full list

Three nights accommodation, meals

of Wellness Packages.

as indicated, four spa experiences, daily scheduled activities and transfers as specified.

MOKSHA HIMALAYA SPA RESORT 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

FROM

$1,419*

DISCOVERY DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE DEPARTS

DAY 1 CHANDIGARH – PARWANOO You will be met at Chandigarh Airport and transferred to the resort. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

DAYS 2-3 PARWANOO Moksha is situated in the Shivalik Ranges. It is an ideal destination for people who wish to connect with their inner self and rejuvenate their soul.

Enjoy your aromatic experiences including scheduled spa, lifestyle and wellness activities - Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation and Fitness. (B)

DAY 4 PARWANOO – CHANDIGARH

INCLUSIONS

Transfer to Chandigarh Airport for your

Three nights accommodation, meals

onward flight. (B)

as indicated, scheduled wellness and fitness activities daily and transfers as specified.

AYURVEDIC HERBAL MASSAGE 5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS

FROM

$1,015*

DAY 1 TRIVANDRUM

DISCOVERY DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE

On arrival at Trivandrum, you will be met

Ayurveda is an ancient system of

Continue your daily routine of varied

TRAVEL SCALE DEPARTS

and transferred to your hotel. This afternoon, experience a rejuvenation massage with oil and Thaila Dhara. (L)(D)

DAYS 2-4 TRIVANDRUM treatment based on the medicinal value of plants found abundantly in India.

rejuvenation treatments. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 5 TRIVANDRUM You will be transferred to the airport. (B)

INCLUSIONS Four nights accommodation,

NOTE Contact Adventure World for a full list of Wellness Packages

vegetarian meals as indicated, Ayurvedic treatments daily and private vehicle transportation.

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FLAVOURS OF NORTH INDIA 11 DAYS / 10 NIGHTS

FROM

$4,305*

DISCOVERY DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE

Srinagar

DAY 1 DELHI

Afterwards take part in a cooking class

On arrival, transfer to your hotel.

at a local home. In the afternoon, continue

DAY 2 DELHI Enjoy a city tour of Old Delhi. Visit Chandni

Experience the best street food in Delhi,

Manali delight in the taste of Rajasthan’s traditional cuisine and learn how to cook Shimla delicious regional Indian dishes.

DAY 7 JAIPUR – UDAIPUR

evening see the Sound & Light show at the Red

This morning fly to Udaipur. The remainder

Fort followed by dinner at ‘Chor Bizzare’. (B)(D)

of the day is at leisure. (B)

DAY 3 DELHI Participate in a cooking class at Bajaj sights of New Delhi, visiting Qutab Minar and Lotus Temple and later walk around boulevard Raj Path to see India Gate and Parliament House. (B)(L)

DAY 4 DELHI – AGRA Travel by train to Agra and visit Agra Fort.

DELHI

This evening, enjoy dinner at the Mughal

Jaipur

Agra

Sheraton Hotel where you will have the chance to visit the kitchen and see how naan and romali roti are made. (B)(D)

DAY 5 AGRA – JAIPUR

Udaipur

INDIA

Take in the sunrise at the majestic Taj Mahal. Travel by road to Jaipur and en route visit Fatehpur Sikri. This evening see a Rajasthani folk dance show followed by a Silver Thali dinner. (B)(D)

DAY 6 JAIPUR Mumbai

HIGHLIGHTS Goa

to explore a local market. (B)(L)

Chowk by rickshaw and a spice bazaar. This

Indian Homestay. This afternoon tour the

Leh

your city tour of Jaipur including some time

DAY 8 UDAIPUR A heritage tour today takes you on a visit inside the Maharaja’s City Palace and Museum. Following this you will see inside the city’s largest Hindu temple, Jagdish Temple, and enjoy some leisure time at a local bazaar. The afternoon is free until visiting a local home in the evening where you will participate in an ethnic cooking course with a local family. (B)(D)

DAY 9 UDAIPUR – MUMBAI Fly to Mumbai and transfer to your hotel. At lunch time, see the famous Dabbawala and witness the traditional lunch delivery process that is famous in this city. Continue on to see the main sights of the city. This evening dinner is at the Taj Mahal Palace. (B)(D)

DAY 10 MUMBAI Visit the Elephanta Caves located on an island 10km from the city. The reminder of the day is at leisure. (B)

DAY 11 MUMBAI

Visit Amber Fort and explore the mirror

Transfer to the airport for your onward

palace and the royal courtyards inside.

flight. (B)

Hampi

Sample fine Rajasthani cuisine Cooking lessons with local chefs See the main sites of India

Bangalore Mysore INCLUSIONS Ooty 10 nights accommodation, meals as Coonoor Trivandrum indicated, sightseeing and flights as specified, services of a private

Cochin

car and driver and local English speaking guides.

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TAJ TO TRANQUILITY 18 DAYS / 17 NIGHTS

FROM

$5,869*

LEISURELY DEPARTS MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, THURSDAYS & FRIDAYS TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE

Discover North and South India and experience its many sights and contrasts on this comprehensive journey that allows you Leh to absorbSrinagar the incredible depth of history,

diversity and vibrant Manali colours of India.

DAY 9 JAIPUR – BANGALORE

Upon arrival at the airport you will be met

You’ll be transferred to the airport for your

and transferred to your hotel.

flight to Bangalore. (B)

DAY 2 DELHI

DAY 10 BANGALORE – MYSORE

Enjoy a full day tour of Old and New Delhi

Enjoy a morning city tour of Bangalore

taking in the Red Fort, Raj Ghat and one

visiting the huge Nandi Bull on Chamundi

of the largest mosques in India, Jama

Hill, the magnificent Maharaja Palace and

Masjid. After lunch, continue to India Gate, Humayun’s Tomb and the tallest stone tower

DELHI Agra RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK

INDIA

DAY 11 MYSORE – OOT Y

DAY 3 DELHI – AGRA Travel by road to the vibrant city of Agra, stopping along the way at Sikandra to see the massive tomb of Akbar. This evening at sunset, visit the riverside gardens of Mehtab Bagh for a preview of the Taj Mahal that sits

Take in the sunrise at the legendary Taj

T  he famous Golden Triangle route Gentle backwaters of Kerala

INCLUSIONS 16 nights hotel and one night houseboat

train to Coonoor, famed for its lush greenery

DAY 13 COONOOR – COCHIN

DAY 14 COCHIN Your morning tour of Cochin includes visits to the 16th century Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Palace and St Francis Church. (B)

with a stop at Fatehpur Sikri, the fortified

DAY 15 COCHIN – ALLEPPEY

ghost city, on the way. (B)

Journey by road to Alleppey and board

DAY 6 RANTHAMBORE

Gently cruise through palm fringed lakes and

your kettuvallam for your overnight cruise.

Venture into the national park twice today on

canals, stopping along the way to visit local

an early morning and late afternoon jungle

markets. (B)(L)(D)

safari to search for the native wildlife. (B)

DAY 7 RANTHAMBORE – JAIPUR Enjoy one last visit to the park for more wildlife viewing before travelling to Jaipur. (B)

DAY 16 ALLEPPEY – TRIVANDRUM Disembark the kettuvallam and travel by road to Trivandrum. (B)

DAY 17 TRIVANDRUM Today is at your leisure. (B)

DAY 8 JAIPUR Today there’s a full day tour of Jaipur. Visit

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Stations’, before travelling this afternoon by

journey to Cochin. (B)

palaces. The remainder of the day is free to

sightseeing and flights as specified, local English speaking guides.

Tour Ooty, described as the ‘Queen of the Hill

tour of the beautiful Agra Fort with its marble

accommodation, meals as indicated, services of a private car and driver and

DAY 12 OOT Y – COONOOR

Depart after breakfast for the full day road

Park, home to diverse wildlife and scenery,

HIGHLIGHTS

hill station of Ooty. (B)

Mahal. Continue later in the morning with a

DAY 5 AGRA – RANTHAMBORE

Cochin

through the scenic Nilgiri Hills to the famous

and extensive variety of wildflowers. (B)

DAY 4 AGRA

Journey by road to Ranthambore National

Trivandrum

by road to Mysore. (B)

This morning continue your road journey

relax and explore Agra. (B)

Bangalore Mysore Ooty Coonoor

Chamundeshwari Temple before journeying

in India, Qutab Minar. (B)(L)

majestically across the river. (B)(L)

Shimla

Jaipur

DAY 1 DELHI

the Amber Fort, the City Palace Museum,

DAY 18 TRIVANDRUM Transfer to the airport for your flight. (B)

Jai Singh’s Observatory and the spectacular

NOTE Ranthambore National Park is closed

Palace of the Winds. (B)

01 Jul - 30 Sep.

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14 DAYS / 13 NIGHTS

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Khajuraho

$4,215*

DISCOVERY DEPARTS DAILY EXCEPT MONDAYS TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE

Aurangabad

DAY 8 MYSORE – CHIKMAGLUR Drive to Chikmaglur and en route visit

transferred to your hotel. This afternoon take

Sravanabelagola, a hill place of pilgrimage for

a tour of the city. Visit the Botanical Gardens,

the Jains. Continue on to Belur, a star-shaped

the Peninsular Genesis Complex that is home

temple with hand lathe-turned filigreed

to a 2600-year-old rock and the Bull Temple

pillars and sculptures. Visit the temple in

Kolkata

with its monolithic bull statue.

DAY 2 BANGALORE – BANDIPUR

Bhubaneswar Travel to Bandipur National Park and en route visit the 15th century Srirangapatna Fort. 

A journey covering the beautiful state of Karnataka and its historical towns and cities, each well known for various attractions that are architectural marvels. Combine wildlife viewing with a visit to

DAY 1 BANGALORE On arrival you will be met at the airport and

DAY 3 BANDIPUR

Travel to Hampi. En route visit Tungabhadra

Enjoy morning and afternoon jeep safaris for

Chikmaglur

Bangalore

Bandipur

most intricately carved and oldest temples. (B)

DAY 11 HAMPI

DAY 4 BANDIPUR – KABINI The resort is bordered on two sides by the Kabini River and is a unique resort built in traditional tribal village style with palm thatched roofs. Providing wildlife and jungle

Stunning in its architecture, though much is now in ruins, you can choose from four different walks that will bring you close to its history, forgotten glory, heritage and mystery. (B)

adventures, an Ayurvedic spa, an infinity pool

DAY 12 HAMPI – BADAMI

and great food, the resort’s stunning location

Continue your road journey to Badami, once

close to Nagarhole and Bandipur National

the royal capital of the Chalukya Empire and

Parks translates into outstanding wildlife

today famous for its magnificent rock-cut

experiences. (B)(L)(D)

cave temples and red sandstone cliffs that

Today enjoy morning and afternoon jeep

UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hampi

century. Dedicated to Vishnu, it is one of the

Hampi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

DAY 5 KABINI

HIGHLIGHTS

Dam and Vittala Temple, built in the mid-15th

small streams. (B)(L)(D)

After a morning safari, drive to Kabini.

INDIA

plantations. (B)

DAY 10 CHIKMAGLUR – HAMPI

and valleys fed by many rivers and numerous

Goa

DAY 9 CHIKMAGLUR Explore Chikmaglur and visit coffee

(B)(L)(D)

Hyderabad wildlife viewing. The park is full of rocky hills

the ancient temple of Hampi.

Halebeedu built in 1121. (B)

safaris to see wildlife. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 6 KABINI – MYSORE

resemble the Wild West. This afternoon enjoy a tour of the town. (B)

DAY 13 BADAMI Today visit the temples in Aihole and Pattadakal, which date back to the

S  afari rides to view tigers and

After a morning safari, depart to Mysore. (B)

5th century. (B)

elephants

DAY 7 MYSORE

DAY 14 BADAMI – GOA

Marvellous ancient temples

INCLUSIONS 13 nights accommodation, meals as indicated, sightseeing as specified, services of a private car and driver and local English speaking guides.

This morning visit the main sights of Mysore, including the Maharaja’s Palace,

Transfer to Goa Airport for your departure flight. (B)

the Art Gallery and Chamundeshwari Temple. Also visit the Nandi Bull carved out of solid rock in 1659. This evening head out for a walk through the oldest market of Mysore, popularly known as Devraja market. (B)

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Udaipur DISCOVER HAMPI


RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK

Varanasi Khajuraho

ipur INDIA

INDIA Bhubaneswar

Aurangabad

FLAVOURS OF SOUTH INDIA 9 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS

Kolkata

FROM

DAY 1 COCHIN $2,785*

Upon arrival you will be met at the airport

DAY 7 KERAL A BACKWATERS – KOVAL AM

and transferred to your hotel.

Disembark your houseboat and continue by road to Trivandrum and the beach resort

DAY 2 COCHIN

town of Kovalam. The remainder of the day is

Explore the major sights including Fort

DISCOVERY DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE

TRAVEL SCALE DEPARTS

On this nine day adventure, discover the beautiful landscapes of southern India from Fort Cochin to Kerala’s backwaters whilst learning about South Indian cuisine which differs to the cuisine of North India.

Cochin. Visit the beautifully restored

at leisure to enjoy the beach. (B)

Mattancherry Palace, the 16th century

DAY 8 KOVAL AM

Dutch Palace and the Jewish synagogue.

This morning visit the Napier Museum and

Built in 1568, it’s one of the oldest existing

Sree Chitra Art Gallery housing over 1100

synagogues in India. Visit a local home for a

ancient works from the Rajput and Mughal

cooking lesson on traditional South Indian

Dynasty. Enjoy a unique lunch experience at

cuisine. This evening enjoy a local specialty

an Indian coffee house. The remainder of the

of mutton or fish curry at History Restaurant

day is at leisure. (B)(L)

at Brunton Boatyard Hotel. Tonight enjoy a Kathakali dance performance. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 3 COCHIN – MUNNAR

DAY 9 KOVAL AM - TRIVANDRUM Transfer to Trivandrum Airport for your departure flight. (B)

Munnar is a former British hill station and home to some of the most impressive tea plantations in India. On arrival the rest of the

INDIA Cochin

Munnar

day is free to explore on your own. (B)

DAY 4 MUNNAR Drive to the nearby tea garden, spend some time in the lush greenery and interact with

Alleppey Trivandrum

local tea pickers, learning the importance of tea grown in the region. You’ll also enjoy a tea tasting. This afternoon visit Eravikulam National Park to spot some wildlife. (B)

DAY 5 MUNNAR - PERIYAR

HIGHLIGHTS

Travel by road to Periyar, South India’s most popular wildlife sanctuary. Take a boat ride

Cruise the Kerala backwaters

inside the sanctuary this evening and keep

Learn about southern Indian cuisine

your eye out for some rare flora and fauna of

Tea plantations of Munnar

the region. Enjoy a traditional South Indian

INCLUSIONS Seven nights hotel and one night houseboat accommodation, meals as indicated, sightseeing as specified, services of a private car and driver and local English speaking guides.

dinner. (B)(D)

DAY 6 PERIYAR – KERAL A BACKWATERS This morning visit a spice plantation before driving on to Alleppey. Alleppey’s sleepy, palm-shaded backwaters are Kerala’s hidden treasure. Cruise along these historic backwaters aboard a houseboat. (B)(L)(D)

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14 DAYS / 13 NIGHTS

FROM

Aurangabad

$2,995*

ACTIVE DEPARTS SELECTED DATES, 01 NOV ’16 - 31 DEC ’17 TRAVEL ST YLE SMALL GROUP TRIP TRAVEL SCALE

DAY 1 MYSORE

Kolkata

DAY 6 OOT Y – GURUVAYOOR

Make your own way to your hotel in Mysore

After breakfast, enjoy a stunning ride across

to join your group. This afternoon there will

the rolling Nilgiris before starting the

be a full briefing and fitting. (L)

dramatic descent, dropping 2200m through

Bhubaneswar DAY 2 MYSORE

the hills and tea-covered slopes of the

Ride to the Srirangapatna Ruins, a fortress

by vehicle to Guruvayoor. (B)(L)

standing on an island in the middle of the

Western Ghats. Continue the rest of the way

Cauvery River. This afternoon explore Mysore

DAY 7 GURUVAYOOR

including the Maharaja Palace. (B)(L)

The morning is spent cycling on rural roads

HyderabadDAY 3 MYSORE – BANDIPUR

in the Thrissur district. (B)(L)

NATIONAL PARK

DAY 8 GURUVAYOOR – COCHIN

Beautiful landscapes, fascinating towns,

Cycle on the back roads of the Mysore Plateau

Cycle along coastal roads to the ferry port to

stunning beaches and superb food -

to the important pilgrim centre of Nanjangud.

board the ferry to Cochin. This town has a

Continue from here by vehicle to Bandipur

unique place in India’s history and, to soak up

National Park. In the late afternoon, enjoy a

the atmosphere, you will spend the next two

jeep safari in the park for the chance to spot

nights at a former residence of the Raj. (B)(L)

excellent place to Goasouthern India is anHampi explore by bike.

some wildlife. (B)(L)(D)

Srirangapatna

Guruvayoor Alleppey

INDIA Mysore Ooty Cochin Varkala

DAY 4 BANDIPUR NATIONAL PARK – MUDUMAL AI NATIONAL PARK This morning you may choose to participate in an optional visit to Bandipur National Park for more wildlife viewing. Cycle through the park to enter the adjacent Mudumalai National Park. This is a fantastic ride although we do ask that you ride in groups as elephants sometimes wander across the roads. This afternoon, take a village walk on the outskirts of the forest and visit a local

HIGHLIGHTS C  ycle through verdant scenery D  iscover India’s diverse culture Cruise on a traditional houseboat

traditional Keralan house. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 11 ALLEPPEY – VARKAL A Explore Alleppey town before boarding a Keralan houseboat for your overnight journey. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 5 MUDUMAL AI NATIONAL PARK – OOT Y Today is by far the highlight of the trip, ascending 1251m to Ooty (Ootacamund), an

hairpin bends with stunning vistas at every

tour leader throughout.

This evening you will spend the night in a

DAY 12 VARKAL A

12 nights hotel and one night

as specified and services of an Exodus

continue to Vambanad Lake and Alleppey.

After disembarking the houseboat, travel by

Indian hill station and the former summer

indicated, transportation and activities

DAY 10 COCHIN – ALLEPPEY Cycle past old Portuguese houses and

farmhouse. (B)(L)(D)

INCLUSIONS houseboat accommodation, meals as

DAY 9 COCHIN Today is free in Cochin. (B)

capital of the Raj. It’s a very steep ride, up 36 turn. Although steep, there are plenty of photographic opportunities to rest at. Some

boat across the river estuary and continue by bike to Varkala, a small hippie community with coffee bars and yoga schools perched along its cliff-top. (B)(L)

DAY 13 VARKAL A A free day to relax on the beach and eat the delicious seafood. (B)

members of the group may prefer to walk or

DAY 14 VARKAL A

enjoy a relaxed morning and take the hill in

Your small group journey ends after

the support vehicle. (B)

breakfast. (B)

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msala

sar KERALA BACKWATERS

DELHI Jaipur Jodhpur

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Agra HANDPICKED Lucknow SOUTH INDIA Varanasi RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK

17 DAYS / 16 NIGHTS FROM $4,585* Khajuraho

Udaipur

LEISURELY DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE

DAY 1 CHENNAI

of tea plantations, pristine valleys and

On arrival in Chennai, transfer to your hotel.

mountains. Visit a tea plantation. (B)

Darjeeling

DAY 2 CHENNAI

DAY 12 MUNNAR – COCHIN

Explore Chennai, visiting Fort St George, St

Cochin has been drawing traders and

Mary’s Church and Kapaleswar Temple. (B)

explorers for over 600 years and is known for its blue and white Portuguese houses. (B)

DAY 3 CHENNAI – Kolkata MAHABALLIPURAM

DAY 13 COCHIN

Start your road journey through southern

Explore this vibrant city on an excursion

India and travel to Mahaballipuram where

visiting Cochin Fort, the Dutch Palace

you’ll visit the town’s many temples. (B)

and the famous Chinese fishing nets. (B)(L)

DAY 4 MAHABALLIPURAM – PONDICHERRY

Continue by road to Alleppey to board

There is a strong French influence in

your kettuvallam, or Kerala houseboat,

Pondicherry, especially in the old boulevards

for an overnight cruise through the sleepy

lined with Mediterranean-style houses. Tour

and tropical Kerala backwaters. (B)(L)(D)

Bhubaneswar Aurangabad This aromatic journey from Chennai to Trivandrum explores the diversity of South India from colonial Pondicherry to the port of Cochin.

Hyderabad

the town on arrival. (B)

Chennai

INDIA

Mahaballipuram Pondicherry Trichy

Munnar Cochin Alleppey

Madurai PERIYAR NATIONAL PARK

Trivandrum

DAY 14 COCHIN – ALLEPPEY

DAY 15 ALLEPPEY – TRIVANDRUM

DAY 5 PONDICHERRY – TRICHY

Disembark your houseboat and continue

On arrival at Trichy, visit Brihadishwara

by road to Trivandrum. (B)

Temple. (B)

DAY 16 TRIVANDRUM

DAY 6 TRICHY

Visit the Napier Museum and Sri Chitra Art

Tour the famous Rock Temple, a spectacular

Gallery. The remainder of the day is at your

monument perched high on a rocky outcrop

leisure to relax on the beach. (B)

that towers over the old city. (B)

DAY 17 TRIVANDRUM

DAY 7 TRICHY – MADURAI

Transfer to the airport for your onward

Continue to Madurai and visit the magnificent

flight. (B)

Meenakshi Amman Temple. (B)

DAY 8 MADURAI - KODAIKANAL Visit the southern hill station of Kodaikanal, which is 2195 metres above sea level

HIGHLIGHTS The wildlife sanctuary of Periyar

amidst wooded slopes, enchanting waterfalls and a beautiful lake. (B)

French colonial Pondicherry

DAY 9 KODAIKANAL – PERIYAR

British hill station of Munnar

Travel to Periyar National Park to search

INCLUSIONS 15 nights hotel and one night houseboat accommodation, meals as indicated, sightseeing as specified, services of a private car and driver and local English speaking guides.

for wildlife and visit a spice plantation. (B)

DAY 10 PERIYAR – MUNNAR Enjoy a boat ride on scenic Lake Periyar before travelling by road to Munnar. (B)

DAY 11 MUNNAR At an altitude of 1830 metres, the British hill station of Munnar has an unending expanse

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INDIA

EXPERIENCE DELHI 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

FROM

BAJAJ INDIAN GUESTHOUSE

MAIDENS HOTEL

The popular Bajaj Indian Guesthouse offers

Maidens Hotel is one of Delhi’s oldest hotels,

value for money and friendly hospitality. It

built in the early 1900s. It has retained its

is conveniently located close to central Delhi.

colonial charm, boasting spacious rooms

All rooms have attached bathrooms and

with high ceilings. Set amidst three hectares

are air-conditioned. Hotel facilities include

of lush gardens, it is within easy access to

Wi-Fi, washer/dryer service and a BBQ grill.

magnificent Mughal monuments.

METROPOLITAN HOTEL & SPA

TAJ PAL ACE HOTEL

$345*

INCLUSIONS Three nights accommodation at selected hotel, meals as indicated, sightseeing as specified, services of a private car and driver and local English speaking guides.

Delhi is an exciting and often chaotic city but it’s also one of the most interesting in the world.

DAY 1 DELHI Transfer from the airport to your chosen hotel.

DAY 2 DELHI Today there will be a half day tour, discovering the diversity of Old Delhi. Visit the fine examples of British imperial architecture and the impressive Red Fort, constructed in the 17th century, that served as the residency of the Mughal Emperors. (B)

DAY 3 DELHI Spend the day at leisure. (B)

DAY 4 DELHI Transfer to the airport. (B)

PER PERSON FROM $

TWIN

BAJAJ INDIAN GUESTHOUSE

$345*

A five minute drive from Connaught Place,

Like a gracious hostess the Taj Palace Hotel

MAIDENS HOTEL

$455*

the Metropolitan Hotel & Spa features stylish

effortlessly wears the mantle of being one of

METROPOLITAN HOTEL & SPA

$495*

air-conditioned rooms with Indian motifs.

the finest hotels in New Delhi. The hotel has

Rooms are equipped with a flat screen TV

403 rooms; 41 of them lavish suites including

TAJ PALACE HOTEL

$609*

and a minibar. There is an outdoor pool, three

the signature Tata and Presidential Suites.

dining options and a NeoVeda Spa, which offers massage services and a steam room.

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EXPERIENCE JAIPUR 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

FROM

TRIDENT HOTEL

SAMODE HAVELI JAIPUR

The Trident Jaipur is perfectly positioned to

This intimate heritage hotel is in an

enjoy the city’s landmark monuments and

excellent location within the city walls of

bustling bazaars. Located en route to the

Jaipur. Remarkably peaceful, the 175-year-

famous Amber Fort, the hotel offers stunning

old Samode Haveli rooms are individually

views of Mansagar Lake and the Jal Mahal. All

designed and furnished to celebrate the

132 rooms are well-lit and airy and all offer

richness of India’s culture in a tapestry of

modern amenities.

classic decor.

RAMBAGH PAL ACE JAIPUR

OBEROI RAJVIL AS

This former residence of the Maharaja is an

The Oberoi Rajvilas is the perfect base

opulent reminder of Jaipur’s stately heritage.

from which to explore one of India’s most

Located near the main shopping area and

exotic and vibrant cities. This idyllic retreat

historical city monuments, every facet of

evokes princely Rajasthan with luxury

this 175-year-old palace reflects a legendary

tents and villas in a fort-like setting and is

world of royal grace and glamour.

situated on 13 hectares of lush gardens with

$449*

INCLUSIONS Three nights accommodation at selected hotel, meals as indicated, sightseeing as specified, services of a private car and driver and a local English speaking guide.

Jaipur, known as the Pink City due to its largely pink palaces and monuments, is the romantic capital of Rajasthan and one of India’s premier destinations.

DAY 1 JAIPUR Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your chosen hotel.

DAY 2 JAIPUR Spend the day visiting the city’s famous sights including the City Palace, the remarkable 18th century observatory with its stunning collection of astronomical equipment, the extraordinary Palace of the Winds and stunning Amber Fort with its fusion of Muslim and Hindu design. (B)

DAY 3 JAIPUR Today is at your leisure. (B)

DAY 4 JAIPUR Transfer to the airport. (B)

PER PERSON FROM $

TWIN

TRIDENT HOTEL

$449*

SAMODE HAVELI JAIPUR

$669*

RAMBAGH PALACE JAIPUR

$1,565*

OBEROI RAJVILAS

$1,635*

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cascading fountains.

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INDIA

EXPERIENCE UDAIPUR 3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS

FROM

RAMADA RESORT & SPA

CHUNDA PAL ACE

Ramada Resort & Spa features views of Lake

The Chunda Palace offers breathtaking views

Pichola and the Aravalli Ranges. It has an

of the City Palace and beautiful Lake Pichola.

outdoor swimming pool and offers massage

It features two pools and luxurious rooms

services. The rooms have free Wi-Fi, a

with hot tubs. Rooms are bright with large

flat screen TV and tea and coffee making

arched windows and hand painted frescos.

facilities. International cuisine can be enjoyed

They are equipped with a flat screen satellite

in Spice of Life restaurant, while a local menu

TV and a safe. Enjoy a memorable dining

is featured on the Sajjan Terrace.

experience at the Terrace Restaurant.

TAJ L AKE PAL ACE

THE OBEROI UDAIVIL AS

A dream of white marble and mosaic, and

On the banks of Lake Pichola, The Oberoi

probably one of the most romantic hotels

Udaivilas captures all the romance and

in the world, Udaipur’s 270-year-old Taj

splendour of a royal era. With its rambling

Lake Palace offers guests a unique blend

courtyards, fountains, reflection pools,

of serenity and opulence. Accessible by

gardens and impressive interiors, this

$375*

INCLUSIONS Two nights accommodation at selected hotel, meals as indicated, sightseeing as specified, services of a private car and driver and local English speaking guides.

Besides shimmering Lake Pichola lies the romantic city of Udaipur, a must see for all visitors to India.

DAY 1 UDAIPUR Transfer from the airport to your chosen hotel.

DAY 2 UDAIPUR This morning visit the City Palace, the 17th century Jagdish Temple and Saheliyon-Ki-Bari, one of the most beautiful of Udaipur’s gardens. The remainder of the day is free to soak up the city’s unique atmosphere. (B)

DAY 3 UDAIPUR Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (B)

PER PERSON FROM $

TWIN

RAMADA RESORT & SPA

$375*

CHUNDA PALACE

$405*

TAJ LAKE PALACE

$1,075*

boat, it is a mere five minute trip from

property offers exceptional service and an

$1,079*

the City Palace.

unforgettable experience.

THE OBEROI UDAIVILAS

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EXPERIENCE MUMBAI

THE LEEL A MUMBAI

TRIDENT HOTEL NARIMAN POINT

INCLUSIONS

Set amidst four and a half hectares of lush

Located in the heart of the bustling city,

Two nights accommodation at selected

landscaped gardens and only five minutes

the hotel offers an excellent location from

from the airport, this resort-style hotel offers

which to explore Mumbai. With views to the

deluxe accommodation in an urban retreat.

ocean and the famous city skyline, rooms are

The hotel features several dining options and

spacious and fitted with flat screen TV, Wi-Fi

The Spa by Leela. In-room amenities include

access, safe and minibar.

3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS

FROM

$665*

hotel, meals as indicated, sightseeing as specified, services of a private car and driver and a local English speaking guide.

Wi-Fi, LCD TV and safe.

Mumbai is India’s largest and most cosmopolitan city, with hints of the days of British rule. Discover its colourful and fascinating history and its vibrant, energetic and friendly people.

DAY 1 MUMBAI Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your chosen hotel for two nights.

DAY 2 MUMBAI Enjoy a full day city tour visiting the highlights of Mumbai, including the stone archway Gateway of India and the popular Chowpatty Beach, followed by Ghandi Memorial, Mahalaxi Temple and the Prince of Wales Museum with its fine collection of miniature paintings. (B)

DAY 3 MUMBAI Transfer to the airport for your onward journey. (B)

VIVANTA BY TAJ – PRESIDENT

TAJ MAHAL PAL ACE MUMBAI

The award-winning Vivanta by Taj –

Built in 1903, this architectural marvel stands

President offers chic and modern air-

majestically with views to the Arabian Sea

conditioned rooms near South Mumbai’s

and the Gateway of India. An iconic luxury

business district. The hotel is stylishly

hotel, it has elegantly appointed rooms

decorated with silk fabrics and original

tastefully decorated with a blend of old world charm and modern facilities.

PER PERSON FROM $

TWIN

THE LEELA MUMBAI

$665*

TRIDENT HOTEL NARIMAN POINT

$699*

VIVANTA BY TAJ - PRESIDENT

$709*

artwork. All rooms have a flat screen TV,

$809*

personal safe and a well-stocked minibar.

TAJ MAHAL PALACE MUMBAI

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INDIA

EXPERIENCE COCHIN 3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS

FROM

THE KILLIANS BOUTIQUE HOTEL

OLD HARBOUR HOTEL

Located on the shores of the Arabian Sea at

At the heart of Fort Cochin, this hotel exudes

Fort Cochin and named after the Irish Saint

history and culture and is just a few steps

Killian, this boutique hotel offers elegance

from the town’s famous Chinese fishing nets.

and comfort. Architecture is inspired by a

A 300-year-old heritage building houses a

combination of ancient and modern Indian

range of rooms and cottages, each featuring

and European styles.

Wi-Fi, organic bathroom amenities and

$405*

INCLUSIONS Two nights accommodation at selected hotel, meals as indicated, sightseeing as specified, services of a private car and driver and local English speaking guide.

complimentary yoga.

Cochin is a quiet, serene place. Its ancient port has been drawing traders and explorers for more than 600 years. Discover its varied past reflected in the stately tea brokers’ bungalows and colonial residences.

DAY 1 COCHIN Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your chosen hotel.

DAY 2 COCHIN Set off on a morning tour of Cochin admiring the city’s architecture that shows the many nations that have passed through here on the trade route. Visit the immense Chinese fishing nets, the Dutch Palace and St Francis Church, built by the Portuguese in the 16th century, and explore the narrow cobbled streets of the Jewish quarter, ending your morning with the visit to the Spice Market. (B)

DAY 3 COCHIN Transfer to the airport or extend your stay. (B)

PER PERSON FROM $

TWIN

THE KILLIANS

$405*

OLD HARBOUR HOTEL

$585*

VIVANTA BY TAJ - MALABAR

$595*

BRUNTON BOATYARD

$599*

VIVANTA BY TAJ – MAL ABAR

BRUNTON BOAT YARD

Positioned on Willingdon Island, with a view

A prominent hotel in a harbour side location

of Cochin Harbour, this hotel is a balance

at the historical Fort Cochin, this hotel

between past and present. Rooms offer a first

allows guests to dwell amidst the 19th

class experience with plenty of de-stress

century history of the town. Heritage-style

options including a home theatre system and

décor is an eclectic blend of English, Dutch

a special Pillow Menu.

and Portuguese influences and provides

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SRI L ANKA

Welcome to

Sri Lanka Chennai

Bangalore

EXPERIENCES NOT TO BE MISSED

Jaffna

WILDLIFE EXPERIENCES A safari offers the chance to see some of Sri Lanka’s amazing wildlife - sloth bear, sambar, civet cat, elephants, leopards and monkeys such as the purple-faced leaf

SRI LANKA

monkey and grey langur.

ANCIENT CITIES

Anuradhapura

Sigiriya Polonnaruwa Kandalama

Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa and Sigiriya; their once glorious palaces, temples, monasteries and theatres, intricately carved,

Dambulla

lay abandoned and forgotten with time amidst the soaring jungles.

BEACHES Sri Lanka’s beautiful golden sand beaches welcome those interested in swimming,

Negombo COLOMBO

Wattala

diving, or simply relaxing.

HILL COUNTRY Sri Lanka’s cool and pristine hill country, with rolling hills and tea plantations, is home to the heritage city of Kandy and the ‘Little England’ of Sri Lanka, Nuwara Eliya.

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Trincomalee

Beruwala Bentota

Passikudah

Kandy Kitulgala Nuwara Eliya

Ahungalla

Arugam Bay

YALA NATIONAL PARK

Tangalle Hikkaduwa Galle Matara

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Bhubaneswar

d

SRI L ANKA

Hyderabad

POLONNARUWA

HANDPICKED SRI LANKA 15 DAYS / 14 NIGHTS

FROM

DAY 1 COLOMBO – NEGOMBO Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel.

$4,445*

DAY 2 NEGOMBO – ANURADHAPURA Travel to Anuradhapura. (B)

LEISURELY DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE

DAY 3 ANURADHAPURA – SIGIRIYA

Take a slow train journey from Ella down to Haputale and then continue by road to Uda Walawe. Spot elephant, buffalo and leopard on  a wildlife safari in Uda Walawe National Park. (B)(L)(D)

The ruins of Anuradhapura reveal the

DAY 11 UDA WAL AWE NATIONAL PARK – GALLE

country’s impressive history. Tour the

Travel the coastal route to Galle. (B)

ancient city and the central old Bo Tree,

From its ruined cities to the Temple of the

DAY 10 ELL A – UDA WAL AWE NATIONAL PARK

sacred to Buddhism. Explore the iconic rocky

DAY 12 GALLE

outcrop of Sigiriya. (B)

Enjoy a walking and culinary experience

Fort - Sri Lankan culture spans more than

DAY 4 SIGIRIYA

Learn the secrets of Fort food and sample the

2000 years.

This morning visit Hiriwaduna to see local

Sacred Tooth Relic and impressive Sigiriya

village life. In the afternoon continue to Polonnaruwa and cycle amidst the remains

SRI LANKA Anuradhapura Polonnaruwa

Sigiriya

Kandy Nuwara Eliya

COLOMBO

Ella UDA WALAWE NATIONAL PARK

Galle

best of Sri Lankan street food. (B)

DAY 13 GALLE

of the 1000-year-old ruins, visiting

A day at leisure to explore Galle. (B)

beautiful palaces, temples and massive

DAY 14 GALLE – MOUNT L AVINIA

stone Buddhas. (B)(L)

DAY 5 SIGIRIYA – KANDY Tour Dambulla’s famed Royal Rock Temple before travelling to Kandy. This evening

Negombo

through the colonial Dutch town of Galle.

En route to Mount Lavinia, stop at Colombo city for a walking tour away from the typical tourist spots and discover the history of the old town. (B)

explore the city on a walking tour. (B)

DAY 15 COLOMBO

DAY 6 KANDY

Transfer to Colombo Airport for your

Tour Kandy’s magnificent Peradeniya

flight home. (B)

Botanical Gardens. (B)(D)

DAY 7 KANDY – NUWARA ELIYA This morning visit a tea factory and see

HIGHLIGHTS

every step of the tea making process, from bush to cup. Travel via lush green hills

Ancient ruins of Anuradhapura

covered with tea to Nuwara Eliya - an old

Dutch colonial town of Galle

British hill station. This afternoon visit

Sigiriya rock fortress

Adams Peak. (B)

INCLUSIONS 14 nights accommodation, meals as indicated, sightseeing as specified, services of a private car and driver and local English speaking guides.

DAY 8 NUWARA ELIYA – ELL A Travel on to picturesque Ella. Enjoy a cooking class at the Ella Spice Garden and prepare a traditional Sri Lankan curry. (B)(L)

DAY 9 ELL A Today is at your leisure. (B)

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SRI L ANKA

ore

Hyderabad

SIGIRIYA

SRI LANKA IN STYLE

Chennai

14 DAYS / 13 NIGHTS

FROM

$3,599*

DISCOVERY DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE

DAY 1 COLOMBO – NEGOMBO

DAY 10 KANDY – NUWARA ELIYA

On arrival transfer to your hotel.

En route to Nurawa Eliya visit a tea plantation

DAY 2 NEGOMBO – SIGIRIYA

and a tea factory. (B)

Travel to Sigiriya. En route visit the impressive Rock Cave Temple in Dambulla. (B)

DAY 3 SIGIRIYA This morning climb the 5th century Sigiriya rock fortress then visit Polonnaruwa, the

A jewel in the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka is full of ancient sites, fascinating culture, delectable food, beautiful wilderness and idyllic beaches.

island’s medieval capital. (B)

Travel on to Colombo. (B)

Visit Anuradhapura, the first capital and the

This afternoon, experience a walking tour away

grandest city of ancient Ceylon. (B)

from the typical tourist spots and discover the

Continue your journey to Trincomalee. (B)

history of the old town. (B)

DAY 14 COLOMBO Transfer to Colombo Airport. (B)

DAY 6 TRINCOMALEE Explore the city of Trincomalee. (B)

Trincomalee

Sigiriya Kandy COLOMBO

DAY 12 NUWARA ELIYA – COLOMBO DAY 13 COLOMBO

DAY 4 SIGIRIYA

DAY 5 SIGIRIYA – TRINCOMALEE

SRI LANKA

DAY 11 NUWARA ELIYA Enjoy a city tour of Nuwara Eliya. (B)

Nuwara Eliya

HIGHLIGHTS

DAY 7 TRINCOMALEE Today is at your leisure. (B)

Ancient cities

DAY 8 TRINCOMALEE – KANDY

Stay in unique boutique properties

Depart the coast for Kandy. En route stop at Matale and visit a spice garden. (B)

DAY 9 KANDY

Interact with locals

INCLUSIONS 13 nights accommodation, meals as

Experience a cooking lesson and prepare

indicated, sightseeing as specified,

typical Sri Lankan dishes. This afternoon

services of a private car and driver and

explore Kandy followed by a cultural show in

local English speaking guides.

the evening. (B)(L)

JETWING VIL UYANA

JUNGLE BEACH

THE KANDY HOUSE

Situated in the shadow of the historic rock

This luxury beach resort at Trincomalee

This ancestral manor house was built in 1804

fortress of Sigiriya, the 36 spacious open

artfully incorporates existing trees and natural

and has been exquisitely restored. With nine

structures are furnished sumptuously in both

plant life into the hotel’s design, making you

rooms to choose from, you have the feeling of

style and comfort.

feel like you’re in a luxurious tree house.

staying in a private home.

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mbai

7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS

FROM

$2,819*

Bhu

Aurangabad

DAY 1 COLOMBO – NEGOMBO

On arrival transfer to your hotel.

DAY 2 NEGOMBO – KANDAL AMA Travel by road to Kandalama. En route

SRI L ANKA

CULTURAL HIGHLIGHTS OF SRI LANKA

visit the impressive Rock Cave Temple in Dambulla. (B)

DAY 3 KANDAL AMA

LEISURELY DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE

This morning, climb the 5th century Sigiriya rock fortress and in the afternoon visit Polonnaruwa, the island’s medieval capital. (B)

DAY 4 KANDAL AMA – KANDY Sri Lanka can lay claim to eight UNESCO

Depart for Kandy. En route stop at Matale and

World Heritage Sites, which are well

visit a spice garden. This afternoon, explore

preserved and proudly display the achievement of ancient Sri Lanka.

Hyderabad

the small lakeside town of Kandy. In the evening see a cultural show. (B)

DAY 5 KANDY – HATTON Drive to Hatton. Your stay for the next two

HIGHLIGHTS

SRI LANKA

nights is at the world’s first tea bungalow

Visit four World Heritage Sites

resort. This luxury resort comprises of four

Stay at the world’s first tea

colonial-era tea planters’ bungalows which

bungalow resort

are connected by walking trails through the

Discover the island’s culture

beautiful gardens. (B)(L)(D)

Goa

Kandalama Kandy

DAY 6 HATTON

INCLUSIONS Six nights accommodation, meals as indicated, sightseeing as specified, services of a private car and driver and local English speaking guides.

Today is at leisure and you also have your vehicle and driver at your disposal for further explorations. (B)(L)(D)

COLOMBO

Hatton

DAY 7 HATTON – COLOMBO Transfer to the airport. (B)

BEST OF SRI LANKA 9 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS

FROM

$2,305*

DAY 1 COLOMBO On arrival transfer to your hotel.

DAY 2 COLOMBO – KANDAL AMA Travel to Kandalama, stopping en route at Sigiriya. Climb the Sigiriya rock fortress. (B)

LEISURELY DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE

TRAVEL SCALE

DAY 3 KANDAL AMA This morning visit the ancient ruins of Polonnaruwa. Continue on to Minneriya, home to herds of deer, elephants and birdlife. Park your jeep on the bank of the reservoir,

From the rolling hills carpeted with tea

sit back and view the wildlife. (B)

plantations to the white palm-fringed

DAYS 4-5 KANDAL AMA – PASSIKUDAH

beaches of the coast, this private journey explores the best of this island nation, including a chance for wildlife viewing in Minneriya.

Continue your journey to Passikudah. (B)

DAY 6 PASSIKUDAH – KANDY Depart the coast for Kandy. This evening explore this small lakeside town on a walking tour and also see a cultural show. (B)

HIGHLIGHTS

Continue to Bentota. Stay at the beautiful beach

Historic Galle Fort

resort Vivanta by Taj, located along one of the

See wildlife at Minneriya

finest beaches on the south west coast. (B)

Eight nights accommodation, meals as indicated, sightseeing as specified, services of a private car and driver and local English speaking guides.

Sigiriya

DAY 7 KANDY – BENTOTA

Beaches of southern Sri Lanka

INCLUSIONS

SRI LANKA

DAY 8 BENTOTA This morning visit Galle, the epic southern

Kandalama

COLOMBO

Passikudah Kandy

capital, steeped in Dutch history and architecture. (B)

DAY 9 BENTOTA – COLOMBO

Bentota

Transfer to the airport. (B)

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NDIA SRI L ANKA

Kolkata

Bhubaneswar

abad

Hyderabad ARUGAM BAY

UNDISCOVERED SRI LANKA 11 DAYS / 10 NIGHTS

FROM

$3,009*

DAY 1 COLOMBO

DAY 8 BATTICALOA – ARUGAM BAY

On arrival transfer to your hotel.

See giant monitor lizards, crocodiles,

DAY 2 COLOMBO – ANURADHAPURA

kingfishers, elephants, birdlife and monkeys on a mangrove eco-tour in Pottuvil before

Enjoy a morning tour of Colombo

LEISURELY DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE

TRAVEL SCALE DEPARTS

The north and east of Sri Lanka is a culturally fascinating combination of crumbling colonial forts and rarely visited national parks. Jaffna

Anuradhapura

Trincomalee

Batticaloa

SRI LANKA COLOMBO

Arugam Bay

before proceeding to the ancient city of

heading to Arugam Bay. (B)(L)

Anuradhapura to see the central and sacred

DAY 9 ARUGAM BAY

old Bo Tree, a spiritual reminder of the

Today is a perfect day to unwind on the

beginnings of Buddhism in Sri Lanka and

beach at Arugam Bay. Later, embark on a

the inspiration for Anuradhapura’s great

dusk wildlife safari in Kumana National Park.

buildings. (B)(L)

It’s not rare to spot a leopard, along with

DAY 3 ANURADHAPURA – JAFFNA

elephants, crocodiles, turtles, white cobras, wild buffalo and tons of birds. (B)

travellers after decades of civil war. The

DAY 10 ARUGAM BAY – COLOMBO

city has attractive palm shaded colonial-era

Travel via the giant Buddha at Maligawila

suburbs and beautiful temples and

en route to Colombo. Back in Colombo,

churches. (B)

stop for some sunset drinks at the colonial

Depart for Jaffna, recently reopened to

gem, the Galle Face Hotel, and enjoy a dinner

DAY 4 JAFFNA

at a boutique restaurant. (B)(D)

This morning, visit Jaffna’s charming morning market to enjoy the smells of

DAY 11 COLOMBO

local coffee, fruit and cigars. Tour several

Transfer to Colombo Airport for your

Hindu temples and relax at the Keerimalai

flight home. (B)

Spring. (B)(L)

DAY 5 JAFFNA – TRINCOMALEE Travel to Iranamadu Tank, one of the largest reservoirs in the country, before arriving at the beachside town of Trincomalee. (B)(L)

HIGHLIGHTS Explore beautiful Jaffna Arugam Bay Kumana National Park

DAY 6 TRINCOMALEE Spend the morning relaxing or snorkelling. The reef here is shallow and home to dozens of corals, hundreds of reef fish and turtles. View some Hindu temples and ruins in the

INCLUSIONS

afternoon. (B)(D)

10 nights accommodation, meals as

DAY 7 TRINCOMALEE – BATTICALOA

indicated, sightseeing as specified, services of a private car and driver and local English speaking guides.

Today, travel south past the beautiful white sand beach at Vakarai before arriving at the beach town of Batticaloa. (B)

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K erala

DISCOVER SRI LANKA

ChennaiBhub

Aurangabad Bangalore DAYS 1-3 WATTAL A – SIGIRIYA

From Wattala head to Dambulla to visit the cave temples. Travel onwards to Sigiriya to

FROM

$2,655*

climb the rock fortress. Ascend 200m to the summit where the extensive remains

SRI L ANKA

15 DAYS / 14 NIGHTS

of the King’s Summer Palace lie. Take in the breathtaking views before the

umbai

LEISURELY DEPARTS SELECTED DATES, 01 NOV ’16 – 31 DEC ’17 TRAVEL ST YLE SMALL GROUP TRIP TRAVEL SCALE

easier decent. (B)

DAYS 4-7 GIRITALE – KANDY In Giritale cycle through country villages. Continue to Polonnaruwa to explore the ruins. On the way to Kandy stop at a spice garden

Cochin

near Matale and see how various herbs and

Explore the delights of this diverse island,

from the ancient Buddhist temples and hill

country towns to searching for wildlife and

spices grow and are used. In Kandy see the Temple of the Tooth, the Botanical Gardens and a cultural show. (B)

Trivandrum

relaxing on palm-fringed beaches.

DAYS 8-11 KANDY – YAL A NATIONAL PARK

Travel to Kitulgala and visit a tea factory and

HIGHLIGHTS

take a jungle walk before travelling on to the

Hyderabad SRI LANKA Giritale

hill station of Nuwara Eliya. Take the train to

Discover ancient cities

Sigiriya

the town of Bandarawela, and then on to Yala

Enjoy the cool highlands and

Dambulla

National Park for a game drive. (B)

Goa

wildlife

DAYS 12-15 AHANGAMA – COLOMBO

Relax on superb beaches

INCLUSIONS

Take the coastal road to Ahangama and enjoy

MALÉ

14 nights accommodation, meals as indicated, transportation and activities

some free time, before returning to Colombo

Polonnaruwa

Wattala

COLOMBO

Kandy Kitulgala Nuwara Eliya Kataragama

via the historic port of Galle. (B)

YALA NATIONAL PARK

as specified and services of an Exodus

Galle

tour leader throughout.

ALDIVES K erala

CYCLE THE BACKROADS OF SRI LANKA

14 DAYS / 13 NIGHTS

FROM

$3,255*

CHALLENGING SELECTED DATES, 01 NOV ’16 – 31 DEC ’17 TRAVEL ST YLE SMALL GROUP TRIP

Ahangama

Chennai

DAYS 1-4 SIGIRIYA – KANDY From Sigiriya, ride to Dambulla cave temple,

Bangalore

then climb to Sigirya Rock. Ride onwards to

Polonnaruwa to cycle around the ruins. Your ride then continues through the foothills of the spice growing region where you

experience the real flavour of Sri Lanka. (B)

DAYS 5-8 KANDY – ELL A

TRAVEL SCALE

Ride through the hills to Kandy, enjoying

DEPARTS

some leisure time here. Then a more challenging ride rakes you through tea estates to Nuwara Eliya, and the hill country to Ella.

Cochin

Watch the sun set from the famous viewpoint at Ella Gap. (B)

Sri Lanka is both compact and diverse,

offering something for everyone. Through rural surroundings, explore the island by

DAYS 9-11 TISSA – YAL A NATIONAL PARK

Trivandrum

bicycle giving you the best means to see the

country, its people and different ways of life.

Descend 1000m, stopping at the impressive rock-cut Buddha statues of Buduruvagela, to Tissamaharama. Ride on to Kataragama Temple, then take a safari through Yala

HIGHLIGHTS Ride along tranquil backroads Cycle through tea estates to Nuwara Eliya

INCLUSIONS

MALÉ

13 nights accommodation, meals as indicated, transportation and activities

National Park. Cycling on, visit Bundala

Sigiriya

National Park and the lagoon for spectacular

Polonnaruwa

birdlife, before arrival at Ahangama. (B)

DAYS 12-14 AHANGAMA – COLOMBO Ride through Bundala National Park, transferring to Ahangama for some free time.

Kandy Negombo

Nuwara Eliya Ella

COLOMBO

Tissamaharama

Travel the last leg to Colombo via Galle. (B)

as specified, services of an Exodus tour leader throughout and local bike hire.

ALDIVES

SRI LANKA

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YALA NATIONAL PARK BUNDALA NATIONAL PARK

Galle

Ahangama

Hambantota

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GALLE FACE HOTEL SRI L ANKA

3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS

FROM

$335*

INCLUSIONS Two nights accommodation and breakfast daily.

This colonial-style iconic historic hotel, established in 1864 during the British colonial era, is located in the heart of Colombo, along the seafront at the southern end of Galle Face Green. After an extensive restoration program, all wings of the hotel have been opened and this instills timeless grandeur in a hotel that is over 150 years old. The hotel has 158 rooms and suites offering modern amenities and comforts and views of either the Indian Ocean, Colombo City or Galle Face Green. During your stay you may wish to experience the tradition of high tea while watching a dramatic Indian Ocean sunset or take the time to discover the history of this iconic hotel by visiting the hotel’s museum. Should your stay be on a Tuesday or Thursday be sure to reserve a place on a tour with the hotel’s historian.

HERITANCE KANDALAMA, KANDALAMA 3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS

FROM

$399*

INCLUSIONS Two nights accommodation and breakfast daily.

An architectural masterpiece, the Heritance Kandalama overlooks the rock fortress of Sigiriya and sits in the heart of Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle. As you approach along the unpaved road in the jungle, there is no sign of the hotel until a cave-like entrance appears. Built into cliffs to be a part of the surrounding environment and landscape, the hotel’s minimalist design and cool, curving corridors belie the luxury that lies within the stylish bedrooms and suites. The hotel stretches for a staggering one kilometre from end to end yet the seven floors seem a perfect extension of the mountainside. The resort’s flat roof supports vegetation that attracts an abundance of local wildlife. The rooms offer views over Kandalama Lake with the finest comforts and service.

CEYLON TEA TRAILS, HATTON 3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS

FROM

$1,145*

INCLUSIONS Two nights accommodation and all meals.

Tea Trails is the world’s first tea bungalow resort, sitting at an altitude of 1250 metres in Sri Lanka’s panoramic Ceylon tea region. Tea Trails is Sri Lanka’s first Relais and Chateaux resort and comprises four luxurious colonial-era tea planters’ bungalows which are connected by walking trails through the beautiful Ceylon tea gardens. Built between 1880 and 1950, each of the four bungalows is different: Summerville has the air of a country cottage; Castlereagh has an eclectic style all of its own; Tientsin was one of the first planters’ residences to be built in Ceylon and Norwood has a more modern feel. Tea Trails is the perfect setting for trekking and biking through mountains, along lakes and winding roads, or you may wish to explore the lush tea fields and visit a centuries old tea factory for an education in the art of tea making. The dining at Tea Trails is second to none – starting the day with the tradition of Bed Tea, served by your butler who will also draw your bath, and ending with a four course gourmet dinner.

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CINNAMON CITADEL HOTEL, KANDY FROM

$349*

SRI L ANKA

3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS

INCLUSIONS Two nights accommodation and breakfast and dinner daily.

Sitting on a quiet bend alongside the Mahaweli River high up in the hill country, the Cinnamon Citadel Kandy offers a quiet serenity and rest and relaxation only 15 minutes from Kandy, Sri Lanka’s bustling hill capital and the last domain of the Sinhala kings. Its stunning views of the river are set against a backdrop of mountains sometimes shrouded in mists, giving off the cool, calming affect needed to escape from everyday life. Each room boasts luxury amenities and panoramic views. Boat rides and nature walks allow you to get up close and personal with the local wildlife inhabitants and the hotel is only a 20 minute drive from the famous Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha site, one of the most famous sites in Sri Lanka. Cinnamon Citadel Kandy has recently received its Green Globe certification, with the hotel’s green initiatives aiming to reduce its carbon footprint and be more at one with its beautiful surroundings.

HERITANCE TEA FACTORY, NUWARA ELIYA 3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS

FROM

$475*

INCLUSIONS Two nights accommodation and breakfast daily.

Where else in the world can you stay in a converted tea factory, pluck your own tea and take it home with you as a souvenir? Sitting almost two kilometres above sea level and situated in the cool climes of Nuwara Eliya, the Heritance Tea Factory is one of the most unique hotels in Sri Lanka. Originally a tea factory from the days of the British Raj, it was converted into a hotel almost 20 years ago, offering 54 cosy and comfortable rooms with the most modern of amenities. During your stay, you can dine in a 1930s narrow-gauge railway carriage, set out on nature treks to discover the local wildlife and communities, or pick your own tea and have it processed in the Mini Tea Factory to take a small piece of Sri Lanka home with you. Don’t miss high tea on the terrace or a delicious tea-themed menu in the restaurant.

LEOPARD TRAILS CAMP, YALA NATIONAL PARK 3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS

FROM

$1,909*

INCLUSIONS Two nights accommodation and all meals.

Recalling the days of the golden Colonial era of romance, elegance and adventure, Leopard Trails Camp provides a safari experience like no other in Sri Lanka. Set in the wilderness on the border of Yala National Park and with only the canvas walls of your luxury tent separating you from the wild, Leopard Trails redefines the original tented safari, immersing you in the sights and sounds of the park while staying in a luxury tent. Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in the camp’s new safari vehicles, searching for leopards, elephants, sloth bears, water buffaloes and more, go on nature walks with local naturalist guides and delight in fresh local cuisine served either in the dining tent, under the stars or in a dry river bed. With only five spacious tents, each one has a sleeping area, private veranda, ensuite bathroom and an outdoor shower that opens up to the sky.

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NEPAL

Welcome to

Nepal CHINA

EXPERIENCES NOT TO BE MISSED KATHMANDU Kathmandu has an exotic setting, with 2000-year-old Buddhist stupas and ancient temples set amidst some of nature’s most awe-inspiring scenery.

CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK Chitwan is one of the best parks in Asia for wildlife spotting and is home to the only significant number of one-horned rhinoceroses surviving in Nepal.

TREKKING The entire length and breadth of Nepal is a paradise for trekkers. There is an option for everyone – easy walks lasting a few days

NEPAL

Annapurna Range Pokhara

Bhaktapur

MOUNT EVEREST Mount Everest

KATHMANDU CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK

Dhulikhel Patan

through to expeditions that may take weeks.

MOUNT EVEREST Being the highest mountain in the world, Everest has long attracted the attention of climbers. The mountain has two main climbing routes: the southeast ridge from Nepal and the north ridge from Tibet.

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HANDPICKED NEPAL 12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS

FROM

$2,569*

DAY 1 KATHMANDU

DAY 9 ANNAPURNA HIKE

On arrival transfer to your hotel.

Take in stunning Himalayan views, experience high passes and hike through tiny

DAY 2 KATHMANDU

hamlets from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani, a

Today visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square and take a heritage walk through its medieval alleys.

Watch the sunrise over the Annapurna

blessing. Drive to Pashupatinath Temple

Range. After a five hour hike from Ghorepani

and attend the evening Aarti Ceremony, the

exciting journey. Explore the ancient city of Kathmandu, visit Pokhara and

CHINA

Xian

lighting of lamps in devotion. (B)

to Tadapani transfer back to Pokhara where

DAY 3 KATHMANDU – CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK

meal in a boutique restaurant. (B)(L)

NEPAL

an interaction with Lama who will offer a

Discover the best of Nepal on this

hike the Annapurnas.

DAY 10 ANNAPURNA HIKE – POKHARA

Visit Bouddhanath Stupa and experience

LEISURELY DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE

hike of around six hours. (B)(L)(D)

you can enjoy a well deserved drink and a

DAY 11 POKHARA – KATHMANDU

Chitwan is one of the best wildlife viewing

Fly to Kathmandu. Tour Kathmandu city and

parks in Asia and you’ll have an excellent

Chengdu

and see the Swayambhunath Stupa. (B)

chance of spotting one-horned rhinos, monkeys and up to 544 species of birds. (B)

DAY 12 KATHMANDU

DAY 4 CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (B)

Chongqing

X

Today is yours to discover the national

NEPAL

park with a full day of activities available. (B)

Annapurna Range

Pokhara Bandipur CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK

MOUNT EVEREST

KATHMANDU

DAY 5 CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK – BANDIPUR Bandipur is a beautifully preserved village above the main road to Kathmandu. (B)

DAY 6 BANDIPUR – POKHARA

Kunming

Travel by road to the lakeside town of Pokhara. This afternoon visit the Old Bazaar and Kali Temple followed by an evening boat ride on Phewa Lake. (B)

HIGHLIGHTS

INDIA

DAY 7 POKHARA

Temples in Kathmandu

Visit Ki Singh Bridge and nearby Devi Falls

Views of the mighty Himalaya

before moving on to a Tibetan refugee village

Hike the Annapurna Mountains

to discover the community’s thriving textile

INCLUSIONS 11 nights accommodation, meals as indicated, sightseeing as specified, services of a private car and driver and local English speaking guides and a three day Annapurna hike.

and carpet industry. (B)

DAY 8 POKHARA – ANNAPURNA HIKE

Chengdu VIETNAM

EVEREST SCENIC FLIGHT FROM

$339*

DEPARTS

DAILY

Luang Prabang

LAOS

earth on this exhilarating, breathtaking

flight of Mount Everest. This flight Chiang Mai where you’ll hike from Bhurungi Khola to can be done either on Day 2 or Day 12 Tikhedhunga, which should take around VIENTIANE Travel from Pokhara into the hills

five hours. Spend the night in a guesthouse. (B)(L)(D)

depending on weather conditions.

THAILAND Kanchanaburi

Battambang

Tricomalee

Sigiriya

Polonnaruwa Kandalama Dambulla

Koh Samui

Pakse

Siem Reap

BANGKOK

SRI LANKA

HANOI

ChiangEncounter Rai the tallest mountain on

Sihanoukville Phu Quoc

CAMB

PHNO

Kunmin

Phuket

Kandy COLOMBO MT LAVINIA

Nuwara Eilya YALA

NATIONAL Beruwala PARK Bentota Ahungalla Hikkaduwa Galle

Langkawi Penang Medan

MALAYSIA

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TASTE OF NEPAL

6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS

FROM

$975*

DAY 1 KATHMANDU You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.

DAY 2 KATHMANDU Enjoy a full day of sightseeing exploring the

LEISURELY DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE

NEPAL

TRAVEL SCALE

shrines, temples and ageless sculptures of Kathmandu and Patan. (B)

DAY 3 KATHMANDU Visit Budhanilkantha, with its colossal 5th century statue of Lord Vishnu. The

The Taste of Nepal is the ideal introduction

remainder of the day is at leisure to

to the delights of this intriguing country.

explore Kathmandu. (B)

Discover the ancient cities of Kathmandu and Patan and see the sunrise over

DAY 4 KATHMANDU – NAGARKOT

the Himalaya.

Visit the famous stupa of Boudhanath, Pashupatinath Temple and Bhaktapur city, a treasure of medieval arts and architecture. Continue to Nagarkot with its breathtaking

HIGHLIGHTS

Nagarkot KATHMANDU

mountain scenery. (B)

The ancient cities of Kathmandu and Patan Mountain scenery of Nagarkot

NEPAL

Discover temples, stupa and shrines

View the sunrise over the Himalaya before returning to Kathmandu. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B)

INCLUSIONS Five nights accommodation, meals

CHINA

DAY 5 NAGARKOT – KATHMANDU

as indicated, sightseeing as specified, services of a private car and driver and

DAY 6 KATHMANDU Transfer to the airport for your departure flight. (B)

a local English speaking guide.

EVEREST BASE CAMP

DAYS 1-3 KATHMANDU – NAMCHE

16 DAYS / 15 NIGHTS

Enjoy some free time in Kathmandu before

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$2,335*

taking the spectacular flight to Lukla. Head northwards up the Dudh Kosi and trek through forested valleys to the small

CHALLENGING DEPARTS SELECTED DATES, NOV ’16 – DEC ’17 TRAVEL ST YLE SMALL GROUP TRIP

TRAVEL SCALE

settlement of Phakding. (B)

DAYS 4-8 KYANJUMA – EVEREST Follow the Dudh Kosi north heading out of Phakding through magnificent forests and to start the steep climb to Namche Bazaar.

This is the classic Himalayan trek to the foot

KATHMANDU

Kala Pattar Taweche Namche Bazaar

MOUNT EVEREST

Nuptse Ama Dablam Pangboche Lukla

NEPAL

walk takes you to Kunde and Khumjumg. Trek

of the highest mountain on earth. Follow

to the monastery at Thyangboche. Continue

the iconic trails to Everest Base Camp.

to Dingboche, then ascend Nangkartshang Peak for views of Makalu. (B)

DAYS 9-13 EVEREST BASE CAMP

HIGHLIGHTS Base Camp

Explore the sherpa village. An acclimatisation

After a visit to Everest Base Camp, spend the

Complete the classic trek through

night at Gorak Shep. Climb Kala Pattar for

the Himalaya

classic views of Everest. Retrace your steps to

Admire Mt Everest from Kala Pattar

Kyanjima and then descend back to Lukla. (B)

(5545m)

DAYS 14-16 LUKL A – KATHMANDU

Explore Nepal’s capital city, Kathmandu

Chian

From Lukla fly back to Kathmandu where your trip ends. (B)

INCLUSIONS 15 nights accommodation, meals as indicated, transportation and activities as specified and services of an Exodus tour leader throughout.

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BHUTAN

Welcome to

INA TIGER’S NEST MONASTERY

EXPERIENCES NOT TO BE MISSED PUNAKHA

MOUNT EVEREST

Punakha is where much of the history

of the nation unfolded. Commanding the river

BHUTAN

junction is the gorgeous Punakha Dzong.

PARO Paro lies on the banks of the Paro Chhu, close to the imposing Paro Dzong. The main street, only built in 1985, is lined with colourfully painted wooden shop fronts.

THIMPHU Paro

Punakha Trongsa Wangdue Phodrang

TAKTSANG GOEMBA Taktsang Goemba, better known as “Tiger’s Nest”, clings to the face of a sheer cliff. It is sacred to the Bhutanese as they believe the father of Bhutanese Buddhism landed here on the back of a tigress.

TSECHU Tsechus are colourful religious festivals held in honour of the saint who introduced Buddhism to Bhutan. The Tsechu is one of the best ways to discover the rich cultural heritage of Bhutan.

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HANDPICKED BHUTAN 9 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS

DAY 1 PARO – THIMPHU

En route stop at Chumey and witness

Arrive at Paro and transfer to Thimphu. Later

traditional Yathra weaving. (B)

in the day take an exploratory walk around

FROM

$4,425*

the local craft markets.

DAY 2 THIMPHU LEISURELY DEPARTS MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE

and monasteries which date back to the

After breakfast, you have the option to

16th century and learn about Bhutanese

take a short drive north of town to Buddha

Buddhism. (B)

Point for meditation, admiring the grand birds eye view of Thimphu Valley and beyond. Afterwards, visit Choki Art and Craft School where you will learn the art of Thanka painting (sacred scroll) under the

This is the ideal trip to experience

supervision of an expert master. The art

the natural beauty, history, culture,

of Thanka painting is passed down from

landscape and mystique of Bhutan.

generation to generation. You will be using

Visit lush green valleys and stunning

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temples on this journey.

natural pigmented soils to paint. After lunch, take a short city tour visiting the Textile Museum. Continue on to the Simply Bhutan Museum which depicts ancient Bhutanese architecture. Here at the museum

UNT REST

you can deck yourself out in Bhutanese traditional attire (Kira for women and Gho

BHUTAN THIMPHU Paro

Punakha

Bumthang

Phubjikha

DAY 6 BUMTHANG VALLEY Spend the day visiting various temples

for men) for a photo session. In the evening, attend a cooking class, to enrich your local culinary knowledge. (B)

DAY 7 BUMTHANG VALLEY – PARO Fly from Bumthang Valley to Paro. Situated on the banks of the Paro Chhu River in the Paro Valley, this small, charming town is scattered with elegant temples. Visit Ta Dzong, originally built as a watchtower, which now houses the National Museum. Take a walk down the trail to visit Rinpung Dzong and then visit an archery ground to take part in a short archery session under the guidance of a professional archer. (B)

DAY 8 PARO Visit one of the most amazing and important pieces of architecture in Bhutan, Taktsang Goemba, or Tiger’s Nest Monastery. On the way back to Paro stop at Drukgyal Dzong – a monastery and fortress, now

DAY 3 THIMPHU – PUNAKHA

in ruins. (B)

Enjoy a scenic drive to Punakha and visit

DAY 9 PARO

the Punakha Dzong. Later in the day take a memorable hike through the paddy fields to Chimi Lhakhang. This evening explore

Transfer to the airport where your journey ends. (B)

Punakha village located right on the banks of the river. (B)

HIGHLIGHTS

DAY 4 PUNAKHA – PHUBJIKHA VALLEY

The lush Punakha Valley

Continue to the Phubjikha Valley. This

Tiger’s Nest Monastery

afternoon visit Gangtey Monastery located on

Archery lesson

a small hill that rises from the valley floor.

INCLUSIONS Eight nights accommodation, meals as indicated, sightseeing and flights as specified, services of a private car and driver and a local English speaking guide.

Visit a local village to discover the lifestyle of the villagers as well as the beautiful architecture and décor of the Bhutanese farm houses. (B)

DAY 5 PHUBJIKHA VALLEY – BUMTHANG VALLEY Today cross three Himalayan passes before reaching the sacred Bumthang Valley.

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FROM

DAY 1 PARO – THIMPHU VALLEY Travel to Thimphu. Walk through the city and visit museums and chortens. (D)

$9,605*

DAY 2 THIMPHU VALLEY

BHUTAN

Your walk crosses one of Bhutan’s oldest cantilever bridges to Cheri Goemba. (B)(L)(D)

DISCOVERY DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE DEPARTS

Explore the valleys of Thimphu, Punakha and Paro with a private guide, taking in the ancient monasteries and majestic mountains of this Himalayan kingdom.

NEPAL HIGHLIGHTS

S  tay at Amankora’s three lodges

DAY 3 THIMPHU VALLEY – PUNAKHA VALLEY Travel through the Dochula Mountain Pass to Punakha Valley. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 4 PUNAKHA VALLEY Hike along the River Mo, enjoying a picnic en route. Visit Lobesa village. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 5 PUNAKHA VALLEY – PARO VALLEY Wind through the Wang and Paro River Valleys to Amankora Paro. Explore nearby ruins and ancient religious monuments. (B)(L)(D)

G  uided excursions

DAY 6 PARO VALLEY

C  ombine wellness with cultural

Visit the Kyichu and Dumtse temples followed

experiences

by a gentle walk past Drukgyal Dzong that

INCLUSIONS CHITWAN Seven nights accommodation, meals as NATIONAL indicated, private transportation with a driver and guide and one 60-minute PARK Spa treatment.

INDIA

leads along the River Paro. (B)(L)(D)

BHUTAN THIMPHU

Punakha

Paro

DAY 7 PARO VALLEY A morning hike ascends to Tiger’s Nest Monastery. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 8 PARO Transfer to Paro Airport. (B)

DAY 1 PARO

THE HIMALAYAN EXPLORER

On arrival transfer to Uma Paro. Enjoy an

6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS

DAY 2 PARO – THIMPHU – PUNAKHA VALLEY

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$4,905*

afternoon of sightseeing in Paro. (D)

During the journey from Uma Paro to Uma

DISCOVERY DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE

TRAVEL SCALE

Punakha, stop in Thimphu to take in some of the major sights. The drive to Punakha is spectacular, winding up the 3000m high mountain pass of Dochula. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 3 PUNAKHA VALLEY This journey takes you to the heart of the

The morning starts with a short walk to reach Chimi Lhakhang. Heading down the valley, the

ethereal kingdom of Bhutan combining

300-year-old Punakha Dzong comes into view.

culture, nature and relaxation at Uma by

After lunch, continue your walk to Khamsum

COMO lodges.

Yulley Namgyal Chorten. (B)(L)(D)

NEPAL HIGHLIGHTS

L  uxury services of Uma by COMO

INCLUSIONS

DAY 4 PUNAKHA VALLEY – PARO Retrace your steps back over the Dochula Pass. Time permitting there will be a visit to Tamchog Lhakhang, a temple built by who introduced the construction of suspension bridges into Bhutan and Tibet.

indicated, private guided excursions,

Continue to Paro. (B)(L)(D)

massage, one hour daily Yoga class

at Uma Paro (exceptCHITWAN Sundays), all entry fees and road permits, NATIONAL visa fee and taxes and private PARK vehicle transportation.

INDIA

BHUTAN

Thangtong Gyalpo, a pioneering engineer

Five nights accommodation, meals as one 60-minute COMO Shambhala

CHINA

DAY 5 PARO

THIMPHU

Punakha

Paro

Visit Taktsang Goemba, or ‘Tiger’s Nest’ Monastery, one of Bhutan’s most important pieces of architecture. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 6 PARO Transfer to the airport. (B)

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Welcome to

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Vietnam

Zhengzhou

Xian

Yichang

Chengdu Chongqing

EXPERIENCES NOT TO BE MISSED

Sapa

HANOI Halong Bay

HALONG BAY Halong Bay is one of the wonders of the world. Here the limestone landscape meets the sea to create one of the most stunning natural wonders on earth. It is truly breathtaking.

SAIGON Saigon is the bustling, pulsating economic hub of the south and the modern face of Vietnam. It is a frenzy of activity but

VIETNAM

beneath this façade lies a city of history, culture and charm. Hue

MEKONG DELTA

Hoi An

Known as the food bowl of Vietnam, the Mekong Delta is formed by the various streams and tributaries of the mighty Mekong River that split after a journey through six countries.

SAPA & NORTHERN VIETNAM Sapa and Northern Vietnam are some of the least visited Dalat

yet most beautiful parts of Vietnam. The area is home to a

Nha Trang

number of ethnic communities. Phan Thiet

HOI AN

Chau Doc

The ancient town of Hoi An is a great place to wander around. The cobble stoned streets and old merchant buildings will have you stepping back to another time.

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10 DAYS / 9 NIGHTS Xian

Zhengzhou FROM $2,469*

DAY 1 SAIGON

food walking tour allows you to discover some

Upon arrival you will be met at the airport

of the local favourite dishes and snacks on a

and transferred to your hotel.

visit to one of the last remaining ‘wet markets’

DAY 2 SAIGON Experience the hustle and bustle of old

Nanjing

TRAVEL SCALE LEISURELY Yichang Chengdu DEPARTS DAILY Chongqing TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE

DAY 8 HANOI – HALONG BAY

Remnants Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral

Travel to the spectacular Halong Bay. Board

and Reunification Palace. Visit the former Viet Shanghai Cong stronghold – the Cu Chi Tunnels. (B)(L)

limestone peaks. (B)(D)

Capture the real essence and spirit of

Travel to Saigon Airport for your late

Vietnam on this fascinating ten day

afternoon flight to Danang and then transfer to Hoi An. This afternoon experience the charm of Hoi An on a walking tour,

country has to offer.

HANOI

wandering the narrow lanes and gaining an

your boat and cruise amongst the dramatic

DAY 9 HALONG BAY – HANOI Admire the beautiful scenery as the sun rises. You may choose an excursion to a secluded island with a sandy beach for a morning swim. Disembark your boat at 11am and travel back to Hanoi. (B)(L)(D)

insight into its illustrious past. (B)

DAY 10 HANOI

DAY 4 HOI AN

Transfer to Hanoi Airport for your flight

Venture by an easy bike ride or vehicle along

Halong Bay

meeting local vendors. (B)

Saigon on a city tour including the War

DAY 3 SAIGON – HOI AN

journey which highlights the best this

and a walk through the city’s backstreets

home. (B)

country roads, seeing rural life first hand buffaloes, rice paddy fields, organic vegetable

VIETNAM

farms and friendly locals. Afterwards board a boat for a river cruise, where you will learn

Hue

from a local fishrman the art of traditional net

Hoi An

fishing. Visit a water palm area, then enjoy a seafood lunch on board the boat. (B)(L)

DAY 5 HOI AN – HUE Enjoy a cyclo ride visiting the Imperial Citadel

Saigon

and Thien Mu Pagoda. Cruise the Perfume River on a dragon boat and visit the royal tomb of Emperor Tu Duc. (B)(L)

DAY 6 HUE – HANOI

HIGHLIGHTS

Fly from Hue to Hanoi. Hanoi is famous for its beautiful lakes and its thriving Old

The hustle and bustle of Saigon Medan

Miri

Imperial capital of Hue

a stroll through tree-lined boulevards,

Cu Chi tunnels Padang

Quarter. An afternoon tour takes you on

BORNEO uncovering ancient temples and the Old

Kuching

INCLUSIONS

Quarter Duc. (B)(D)

Nine nights accommodation, meals

DAY 7 HANOI

as indicated, SUMATRA sightseeing and flightsKALIMANTAN Sightseeing begins with a visit to the Ho Chi as specified, services of a private SULAWESI Minh Mausoleum where the preserved body car and driver and local English of Ho Chi Minh resides. Explore the Temple of Toraja speaking guides. Literature, the bustling Old Quarter and Makasar the dazzling West Lake. This afternoon a street Jakarta

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JAVA

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DISCOVERY Yichang DEPARTS DAILY Chengdu TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE Chongqing TRAVEL SCALE

DAY 1 HANOI

how to prepare delicious Hue recipes in the

Upon arrival you will be met and transferred

beautiful, traditional Garden House of Y Thao.

to your hotel.

From here cycle through the ‘Old City’ to Tinh Tam Lake where there are many local-style

DAY 2 HANOI

Nanjing

coffee shops around the lake. Visit a local

Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of Hanoi

market with stalls teeming with colour. This

followed by lunch at Koto Restaurant, close by

is a great place to catch a glimpse of everyday

the Temple of Literature. This afternoon, take

life. (B)(L)

part in a hands-on cooking class in the heart of Hanoi’s Old Quarter, at the home of a true Shanghai Hanoian who learned her culinary skills from her grandmother, a former chef who once

As you travel from north to south on this ten day journey, experience the best in Vietnamese culture, history and cuisine and learn how to make authentic Vietnamese food.

vibrant Saigon. After having experienced the

DAY 3 HANOI – HALONG BAY

local streets by night. Join the locals and enjoy an authentic Vietnamese evening with

Lunch will be served while cruising towards

the opportunity to eat incredible street food.

the bay itself. In the afternoon, enjoy some

End the evening at a live music café. (B)(D)

DAY 4 HALONG BAY – HANOI – DANANG

VIETNAM Danang Hoi An

Head back to the house to start cooking, where you’ll eventually devour the results for lunch. A selection of dishes can be made from

Take a short bicycle ride through rice paddies

a menu, so rather than having a set cooking

to the countryside (a vehicle can be arranged

class menu see what tickles your fancy.

family. Enjoy lunch with the host family before riding back to the hotel. (B)(L)

DAY 6 HOI AN – HUE discover the charming, old-world trading port of narrow streets and traditional houses. In the

Mandarin Restaurant, a beautiful, charming and traditional place. You may have the opportunity to meet the chef and watch a

DAY 10 SAIGON Transfer to Saigon Airport. (B)

afternoon, drive through Danang and climb over

C  ook with local residents in Hanoi Medan

This evening, enjoy a last blast of flavours at

cooking demonstration. (B)(L)(D)

In the morning, explore Hoi An on foot to

Exclusive dinner party in Saigon

Vietnamese kitchen. Walk to a local suburban

time to board your flight to Danang. (B)

about rice cultivation with a local farming

HIGHLIGHTS

a cooking class but a genuine insight into a market with your host to shop for ingredients.

for those preferring not to cycle) to learn

Saigon

DAY 9 SAIGON Located in suburban Saigon, today is not just

Cruise back to the pier and return to Hanoi in

DAY 5 HOI AN

Hue

frenzy of Saigon by day, discover the lively

Travel to Halong Bay and board your junk.

time relaxing on board. (B)(L)(D) Halong Bay

Saigon. This afternoon, take a walking tour of

served the French elite in the 1930s. (B)(L)(D)

visits and/or activities or just spend some HANOI

DAY 8 HUE – SAIGON Transfer to the airport for your flight to

the Pass of Ocean Clouds to the wonderfully

Miri

and Saigon

photogenic fishing village of Lang Co before

Interact with a local family in Hoi An

BORNEO visiting the Cham Museum, which contains

Padang

INCLUSIONS

Kuching

the finest collection of Cham sculptures in the

world. Enjoy an exclusive private dinner at the Nine nights accommodation, meals as lovely Tha Om garden house. (B)(D) indicated, sightseeing and flights as KALIMANTAN SUMATRA

DAY 7 HUE SULAWESI

specified, services of a private car and

driver and local English speaking guides.

Enjoy a hands-on experience with a cooking Toraja class and taste Hue’s local delicacies. Learn

INDONESIA

Makasar

Jakarta

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DAY 1 SAIGON

flat. Continue by bus around the spectacular

Arrive in Saigon and meet your tour leader

coastal cliff road to Quy Nhon. (B)(L)

and group members.

Xian

Travel over the Thi Nai Peninsula and Nhon

This morning you’ll drive out of the city before

Hoi Bridge, the longest sea bridge in Vietnam.

riding to the Cu Chi Tunnels. This offers a

Cycle until you arrive at Phu Ly and then

great introduction to cycling in Vietnam and a

drive to Hoi An. (B)(L)

chance Shanghaito fine-tune the bikes. (B)(L)

DAY 3 SAIGON – MUI NE This superb trip combines some of the best cycling routes in Vietnam with time

Depart Saigon by bus and start cycling

An. The afternoon is at your leisure. (B)(L)

towards Mui Ne on the coast. Spend around

DAY 10 HOI AN – HUE

4-5 hours on the bus today before hitting

to explore the beautiful country with

the backroads to head through tropical fruit

its coastline of broad, sandy beaches,

and rubber plantations. You’ll also pass some small fishing villages as you make your way

shimmering paddies and mountains. HANOI

closer to the coast. (B)(L)

DAY 4 MUI NE – DAL AT

Halong Bay

As you cycle towards Dalat the route is undulating with occasional climbs. Along the way pass coffee and tea plantations, as well

VIETNAM

as flower gardens and pine forests, as you reach higher altitude. Rejoin the bus before

Hue

the road climbs steeply to the mountain town

Hoi An

of Dalat. (B)(L)

Quy Nhon

DAY 5 DAL AT – NHA TRANG

Nha Trang

Dalat

Today’s ride is predominantly downhill through pine forests, paddy fields and Bidoup-

Saigon

Mui Ne

Nui Ba National Park. This area is home to rare pine forests as well as small villages inhabited by the ethnic minority people of the central highlands. Once you arrive at the coast, board the bus to Nha Trang. (B)(L)

HIGHLIGHTS Enjoy the best of Vietnam on two Medan

wheels

Padang

Have a rest from the bikes today to cruise

Today head north again for the drive/cycle to Hue. The route passes over the spectacular Hai Van Pass. The views are stunning and once at the top it will all seem worth it as you take in the ocean views. Continue through small villages and timeless rural scenes to the outskirts of Hue, from where you transfer to your city centre hotel. (B)(L)

DAY 11 HUE – HANOI Explore Hue and its surroundings by bike and boat before boarding the overnight train to Hanoi. (B)

DAY 12 HANOI – HALONG BAY An early morning arrival in Hanoi and then transfer four hours by road to Halong Bay. Board a junk for an overnight cruise among spectacular limestone formations. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 13 HALONG BAY – HANOI Return to Hanoi and enjoy a city tour. (B)

DAY 14 HANOI The trip ends after breakfast in Hanoi. (B)

around the islands with a seafood lunch and

Eat mouth-watering cuisine Relax in charming Hoi An

DAY 6 NHA TRANG Miri

DAY 9 HOI AN Enjoy a morning guided walking tour of Hoi

BORNEO time for snorkelling. (B)(L) Kuching

DAY 7 NHA TRANG – QUY NHON

INCLUSIONS

Set off early in the morning for the ride to 13SUMATRA nights accommodation, meals asKALIMANTANthe beautiful fishing village of Dai Lanh. A indicated, local bike hire and services SULAWESI short transfer out of town past the Po Nagar of an Exodus tour leader throughout. Cham Towers brings you to a high point Toraja and from here today’s ride is predominantly

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VIETNAM

ACTIVE Nanjing Yichang DEPARTS SELECTED DATES, Chengdu 04 SEP ’16 – 31 DEC ’17 TRAVEL ST YLE Chongqing SMALL GROUP TRIP TRAVEL SCALE

DAY 8 QUY NHON – HOI AN

DAY 2 SAIGON


DISCOVER THE CENTRAL HIGHLANDS OF VIETNAM 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

FROM

$1,009*

VIETNAM

DISCOVERY DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE DEPARTS

The Truong Son Mountain Range

DAY 1 PLEIKU – KON TUM On arrival in Pleiku, transfer to Kon Tum. Visit the Gai Rai hill tribe. (L)(D)

DAY 2 KON TUM – KON KO TU VILLAGE Spend the day visiting villages to meet the locals. Enjoy a homestay at Kon Ko Tu

boasts a varied history and fascinating

Village. (B)(D)

minority villages.

DAY 3 KON KO TU VILL AGE – BUON MA THUOT Visit Kom Tum and continue on to Buon Ma

INCLUSIONS

Thuot, visiting more hill tribes. (B)

Three nights accommodation, meals as indicated, sightseeing and flights as specified and transportation with a local English speaking guide.

DAY 4 BUON MA THUOT Visit Lak Lake to see the Jun ethnic minority village, then on to Dray Sap Waterfall. Transfer to Buon Ma Thuot Airport for your onward travels. (B)

CAT TIEN NATIONAL PARK 3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS

FROM

$1,045*

DISCOVERY DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE DEPARTS

DAY 1 SAIGON – CAT TIEN NATIONAL PARK On arrival trek through the forest. This evening, enjoy a night trek to view nocturnal wildlife.

DAY 2 CAT TIEN NATIONAL PARK Cat Tien National Park is north of Saigon and protects a lowland tropical rainforest that is home to endangered species.

Depart early for a drive then trek to Crocodile Lake where, if you are lucky, you may see the critically endangered Siamese crocodile. (B)

DAY 3 CAT TIEN NATIONAL PARK – SAIGON Visit the Bear Rehabilitation Centre and

INCLUSIONS Two nights accommodation, meals

return to Saigon by road. (B)

as indicated and sightseeing and

NOTE Accommodation is based at Forest Floor

transportation as specified with a local

Lodge consisting of only seven comfortable

English speaking guide.

units overlooking the Ben Cu River.

EXPLORE PHONG NHA NATIONAL PARK 3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS

FROM

$735*

ACTIVE DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE DEPARTS

DAY 1 DONG HAI – PHONG NHA On arrival transfer to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park, with over 104km of caves, grottoes and underground rivers. Cycle the peaceful countryside and later explore the caves by boat. (L)

An active tour that unveils the diverse landscape of central Vietnam. Explore caves, enjoy village walks and cycle through the countryside.

DAY 2 PHONG NHA Enjoy a village walk and visit Wine Cave and the famous Paradise Cave with its impressive stalagmites and stalactites. (B)(L)

DAY 3 PHONG NHA – DONG HAI

INCLUSIONS

Transfer to the airport for your onward

Two nights accommodation, meals as

journey. (B)

indicated, services of a local English speaking guide and transportation.

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HIGHLANDS OF SAPA 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

FROM

$545*

DAY 1 HANOI – L AO CAI You’ll be transferred in the evening to Hanoi train station for the overnight train to Lao

Chongqing

Cai, the gateway to Sapa.

EPAL

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TRAVEL SCALE

On arrival in the border town of Lao Cai

DEPARTS

transfer to the former hill station of Sapa.

EVEREST

Gangtok THMANDU An overnight train ride leads to Lao Cai, the gateway to the picturesque Sapa Darjeeling

LucknowMountains. At Sapa, you will trek past scenic Varanasi rice terraces, meet colourful hill tribes and wander through bustling ethnic markets. aho

Kolkata

Busy local markets

area, the monotony of the expansive green landscape is enlivened by the colours of its hill tribe population. Take a morning walking

Meet local villagers

a few of the ethnic minority tribes converge from the surrounding countryside to sell their silverware and handicrafts and to buy provisions. Continue with a walk to a hilltribe

Pin

village and visit some local homes. (B)(L)

walk takes you to Suoi Ho village, sitting

CHINA

beautifully on top of a low hill. Visit several

Sapa HANOI

local homes and gain an insight into local life, before continuing on to Ma Tra village, with its terraced scenery and flower farm.

INCLUSIONS Bhubaneswar

Return to Sapa for lunch, then board the bus

Two nights accommodation, overnight rail journey, meals as indicated, sightseeing and transfers as specified and services of a local English speaking guide.

to travel by road back to Hanoi, arriving late evening. (B)(L)

Xian

VIETNAM

DAY 4 HANOI Today your trip ends in Hanoi. Ask us for travel options from here. (B)

MAI CHAU ENCOUNTER 3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS

FROM

DAY 1 HANOI – MAI CHAU

Chengdu

Depart Hanoi early for the 4.5 hour drive to Mai Chau. Arrive in the picturesque Mai Chau

$665*

Valley surrounded by spectacular karst rock

Chongqing

Quy

Dalat

Nh

formations and rice paddies. Stay overnight in a traditional stilt-house, an incredibly enriching experience in which you can learn

TRAVEL SCALE LEISURELY MOUNT EVEREST DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE

Gangtok

TAILOR-MADE

IasiLANKA

Discover some of Vietnam’s most ancient Darjeeling and colourful communities in the country’s

neswar

BE

tour of Sapa to visit the busy market where

Travel to Ma Tra Valley, where a downhill

Sapa’s lush mountain scenery

Chennai

In the terraced hills and mountains of this

DAY 3 SAPA – L AO CAI – HANOI

HIGHLIGHTS

erabad

VIETNAM

DAY 2 L AO CAI – SAPA DISCOVERY DAILY MOUNT TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE

Yic

Chengdu

northern hills. In the lush mountains above Hanoi, discover the local Green Hmong community.

about this local culture first hand. (L)(D)

Saigon

DAY 2 MAI CHAU In the morning, spend some time exploring the surrounding Thai villages before a light trek of around 2-4 hours to the home of the Green Hmong hill tribe. In the afternoon, enjoy a leisurely walk to the Thai villages of Van Mai, Mai Hich, Cum and Xam Khoe before transferring back your accommodation. This evening enjoy a traditional Thai performance of music and dance. The Thai ethnic group has inhabited this area for

HIGHLIGHTS Stay in a traditional stilt-house

Thai ethnic music and dance Kolkata performance

Light trek through Mai Chau Valley

INCLUSIONS Two nights accommodation, meals as indicated, sightseeing as specified and services of a private car and driver and a local English speaking guide.

centuries and much of their lifestyle and

Medan

traditions have remained unchanged over the years. (B)(L)

DAY 3 MAI CHAU – HANOI

VIETNAM HANOI

Start this morning by cycling to some other

Padang

villages in the Mai Chau Valley. After lunch in Mai Chau, begin the journey back to Hanoi arriving in the early evening. (B)

Mai Chau

NOTE The home stay accommodation consists of comfortable curtained-off sleeping areas in one long room. All bedding and mosquito

SUMATRA

nets are provided.

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THE MEKONG ABOARD SONG XANH BOAT VIETNAM

2 DAYS / 1 NIGHT

FROM

$765*

DISCOVERY DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE DEPARTS

DAY 1 SAIGON – CAN THO Travel by car to Cai Be and board the private Song Xanh, modelled after a traditional sampan. The boat’s small size allows you to discover the smaller canals and tributaries of this region. Cruise to Can Tho stopping en route at Cao Dai Temple. Before sunset, the last stop

Cruise through the Mekong Delta aboard a sampan, a traditional private boat.

is at a splendid 19th century house where an unforgettable candlelight dinner will be served. After dinner, proceed to Can Tho where your sampan will moor for the night. (L)(D)

INCLUSIONS

DAY 2 CAN THO – SAIGON

One night chartered sampan accommodation, meals as indicated, transportation as specified and services of a local English speaking guide.

An early start to see the Mekong’s largest floating market at Cai Rang. The waterway becomes a maze of hundreds of boats packed with fresh produce. Afterwards head back to Can Tho for lunch and then return to Saigon. (B)

MEKONG HOMESTAY 2 DAYS / 1 NIGHT

FROM

$425*

DISCOVERY DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE

DAY 1 SAIGON – VUNG LIEM Travel by road to Cai Be. Cruise around the Cai Be floating market. After a specialty Mekong lunch, cruise to Vinh Long where you are met for the transfer to Vung Liem. Cross the Mekong by local ferry before arriving at your homestay located on Long Island. Spend time with your homestay family and learn about

Discover the Mekong Delta and explore areas where the local way of life is laid back, friendly and scenic.

the culture and history of the area. (L)(D)

DAY 2 VUNG LIEM – SAIGON Explore the island by bicycle (or on foot) through the village to sedge fields; here

INCLUSIONS

see the cutting and weaving of this grass.

One night homestay accommodation, meals as indicated, transportation as specified and services of a local English speaking guide.

Late morning return to the house for lunch before commencing the return journey to Saigon. (B)(L) NOTE Accommodation is basic with shared services.

MEANDERING THE MEKONG BY BIKE 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

FROM

$1,245*

ACTIVE DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE

DAY 1 SAIGON – CAI BE Depart Saigon for Cai Lay. Jump on your bike for the short journey to Cai Be. Stop for lunch before continuing on to a local homestay. (L)(D)

DAY 2 CAI BE – TRA VINH Transfer to Vinh Long and cruise out to one

Explore the Mekong on your bike to

of the Mekong islands. Cycle to the town of

discover the region’s diverse culture and

Tra Vinh. (B)(L)(D)

witness the charming rural way of life.

DAY 3 TRA VINH – CAN THO En route to Can Tho, visit a local Buddhist Temple School. (B)(L)(D)

INCLUSIONS Three nights accommodation, meals as

DAY 4 CAN THO – SAIGON

indicated, local bike hire, sightseeing and

Cycle along the banks of the river to Phong

transportation as specified and services

Dien floating market. Explore the hidden

of a local English speaking guide.

backwaters of the Delta before returning to Saigon. (B)(L)

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Halong Bay

Chengdu MEKONG WITH PANDAW 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

FROM

DAY 1 SAIGON

Chongqing

Depart Saigon to the port of My Tho to embark on your river cruise. (D)

DAY 2 CAI BE

$1,659*

VIETNAM

Visit Cai Be and its colourful floating market. In the afternoon board a sampan boat for an excursion along canals and backwaters and to

DISCOVERY DEPARTS SELECTED DATES, 03 SEP ’16 – 24 MAR ‘18 TRAVEL ST YLE RIVER CRUISE TRAVEL SCALE

see the local market and the ancient house of Mr Huyn Thuy Le, the ‘lover’ of Marguerite Duras, a famous French novelist. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 3 CHAU DOC Visit a Cham tribal village and a cat fish farm in Chau Doc. Return to the ship by boat

Pandaw Cruises’ ships, designed

for lunch and cast off for the Cambodian

as replica colonial river steamers,

border. (B)(L)(D)

can cruise to remote and otherwise

DAY 4 PHNOM PENH

inaccessible areas in the Mekong.

Disembark after breakfast. (B)

CAMBODIA

NOTE This cruise is also available in reverse.

HIGHLIGHTS

Cruises of longer duration are available.

Diverse and spectacular scenery

Cruises do not operate from Apr - Jun.

Access to remote villages

PHNOM PENH

Cruise in colonial comfort

VIETNAM

INCLUSIONS Three nights cruise accommodation,

Saigon

meals as indicated, house beverages, sightseeing and transfers as specified,

Cai Be

services of English speaking guides,

HANOI

crew gratuities and port taxes.

MEKONG WITH AQUA EXPEDITIONS 5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS

FROM

Halong Bay

DAY 1 SAIGON Transfer by coach to My Tho dock to board the Aqua Mekong. (D)

DAY 2 MEKONG RIVER

$3,789*

Begin the day at Binh Thanh mat weaving village or opt to visit Sa Dec to stroll the vibrant market. In the afternoon, visit My

DISCOVERY DEPARTS SELECTED DATES, SEP ’16 – DEC ’17 TRAVEL ST YLE RIVER CRUISE

TRAVEL SCALE

An Hung, a typical Mekong Delta village. You will be invited to a local’s home to taste local fruits while listening to traditional folk songs performed by villagers. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 3 MEKONG RIVER

Medan

Cruise the Mekong River between Vietnam

Travel by skiff along Bassac Canal to Chau

and Cambodia aboard the floating five star

Doc floating market then drive to Long Son

hotel, Aqua Mekong. The 20 designer suites

Pagoda atop Sam Mountain. Return via the

offer the river’s largest guestrooms which

bustling morning market. You may choose

overlook the Mekong through floor-toceiling windows.

HIGHLIGHTS

to take an optional 18 kilometre bike ride on Long Khanh Island or a rickshaw ride to visit Tan Chau Market with a chef. (B)(L)(D)

Padang DAY 4 MEKONG RIVER

Luxury cruising

if you wish, past Buddhist temples and thatch

Enjoy world-class cuisine

houses. After lunch, board the marine-grade

Visit local villages

aluminium skiffs and head towards the

INCLUSIONS Four nights cruise accommodation, meals as indicated, beverages, shore excursions, use of bikes, laundry, internet and transfers as specified.

CAMBODIA

You can explore the riverbank on two wheels

PHNOM PENH

VIETNAM

remote village of Preah Prosop, where little has changed over many years. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 5 PHNOM PENH Disembark after breakfast. (B)

SUMATRA

Saigon Cai Be

NOTE This cruise is also available in reverse. Cruises of longer duration are available.

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Chengdu Chongqing VIETNAM

Shanghai

LOST CIVILISATION 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS FROM $2,725* HANOI Halong Bay DISCOVERY DEPARTS FORTNIGHTLY ON SATURDAYS TRAVEL ST YLE RIVER CRUISE TRAVEL SCALE

Travel to My Tho to embark your boutique

DAY 1 SAIGON – CAI BE

DAY 7 KAMPONG CHAM – KAMPONG CHHNANG

ship. (L)(D)

Sail along the Tonle Sap River. This

DAY 2 CAI BE – CHAU DOC Visit Cai Be’s colourful floating market on board a traditional sampan. In the afternoon

afternoon, take a motorboat excursion to see the wetlands, floating houses and fish farms in the region. (B)(L)(D)

cruise to Sa Dec and visit Binh Thanh Island

DAY 8 TONLE SAP – SIEM REAP

by sampan. Enjoy an evening cruise to Chau

Cruise to Siem Reap where the journey

Doc. (B)(L)(D)

ends. (B)

DAY 3 CHAU DOC – PHNOM PENH

NOTE This cruise is also available in reverse.

This classic Mekong river cruise combines places rarely visited with opulent world

Explore the town of Chau Doc. Mid-

heritage sites aboard the luxury boutique

afternoon, cast off for the border towards

cruisers ‘The Jayavarman’ or ‘The Jahan’.

Phnom Penh. (B)(L)(D)

This is an unforgettable cruise experience.

DAY 4 PHNOM PENH A full day to explore the city of Phnom Penh.

CAMBODIA

Kampong Chhnang

Kampong Cham

VIETNAM

PHNOM PENH

Saigon Cai Be

vessels operate the same itineraries.

HIGHLIGHTS Luxury boutique vessels

(B)(L)(D) Siem Reap

Cruises of shorter duration are available. Both

Countless temples and landscapes

DAY 5 PHNOM PENH – KAMPONG CHAM

Stilt villages and floating markets

Visit Chong Koh, a silk weaving village. Cruise past the Mekong’s tranquil villages. Return to the ship to cruise to Kampong Cham. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 6 KAMPONG CHAM – WAT HANCHEY Explore the pre-Angkorian temple of Wat

INCLUSIONS Seven nights cruise accommodation aboard the Jayavarman, meals as indicated, excursions with English speaking guides, port taxes and transfers as specified.

Hanchey and Wat Nokor. (B)(L)(D)

Miri

THE JAYAVARMAN

THE JAHAN

BORNEO

Offering uncompromising luxury, 27 expansive and carefully designed

Bearing a distinct and extravagant British Indian theme, The Jahan offers

staterooms have floor to ceiling panoramic sliding glass doors that open

26 cabins painstakingly appointed to recreate the days of the British

onto a private French balcony for privacy and matchless luxury.

Rajah. There are four categories available including the breathtaking

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GINGER, JASMINE OR VIOLET JUNKS 2 DAYS / 1 NIGHT

FROM

$405*

DEPARTS

pier and board your boat for the overnight

VIETNAM

LEISURELY DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE

DAY 1 HANOI – HALONG BAY Travel by road to Halong Bay. Arrive at the journey into the bay. Lunch is served on board as you cruise by rock formations with such names as Sail, Dog and Dinh Huong (incense pot). Towards the end of the day

Heritage Line operates three traditional

anchor for the night as the sun sets followed

style, high-end boutique junks in Halong

by dinner. (L)(D)

Bay - the Jasmine, Ginger and the Violet.

DAY 2 HALONG BAY – HANOI Awake to the breathtaking sight of the bay from your cabin window. Enjoy the morning

INCLUSIONS

cruising back to Halong city as your boat

One night cruise accommodation

weaves through the magnificent rock

aboard the Jasmine Junk, meals as

formations. On disembarkation your driver will

indicated and sightseeing, activities

meet you for the transfer back to Hanoi. (B)

and shuttle transfers as specified.

NOTE 3 Day/2 Night cruise is also available.

BHAYA CLASSIC CRUISE 2 DAYS / 1 NIGHT

FROM

$309*

LEISURELY DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE

DAY 1 HANOI – HALONG BAY Enjoy the scenic three hour drive from Hanoi to Halong Bay. Embark on Bhaya Classic for a welcome drink followed by a cruise briefing. Visit a fishing village by local rowing boat then return to the vessel for free time or join one

Built in oriental style, Bhaya Cruises has established excellent quality cruises combined with rich local culture.

of the following optional activities: kayaking, swimming or sunbathing on the deck or relax with a traditional massage. (L)(D)

DAY 2 HALONG BAY – HANOI Start your day with Tai Chi on the sundeck.

INCLUSIONS

Sail through the bay and return to the

One night cruise accommodation, meals

to Hanoi. (B)

as indicated and sightseeing, activities and shuttle transfers as specified.

harbour where you will disembark and return

NOTE 3 Day/2 Night cruise is also available.

THE AU CO CRUISES 3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS

FROM

$779*

LEISURELY DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE

DAY 1 HANOI – HALONG BAY The first day of your cruise provides an introduction to the amazing scenery of the bay. In the afternoon, learn about the role of tea in Vietnamese culture with a tea ceremony. After dinner, enjoy squid fishing from the main deck. (L)(D)

Au Co has a fleet of two luxurious ships featuring state of the art design representing Vietnamese and Oriental culture at its best.

DAY 2 HALONG BAY Start the day with Tai Chi on the sundeck of the boat. After breakfast, visit a fishing village. Return for lunch on board while cruising around the bay. (B)(L)(D)

INCLUSIONS Two nights cruise accommodation, meals as indicated and sightseeing, activities and transfers as specified.

DAY 3 HALONG BAY – HANOI Return to the harbour for disembarkation and your return transfer to Hanoi. (B) NOTE 2 Day/1 Night cruise is also available.

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EXPERIENCE SAIGON 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

FROM

SANOUVA HOTEL

GRAND HOTEL

Sanouva Saigon Hotel is located next to

Housed in a restored colonial building,

Ben Thanh Market, close to Reunification

the Grand Hotel Saigon has spacious rooms

Palace and the Opera House. The guestrooms

with marble bathrooms. Featuring classic

at Sanouva Saigon come with modern décor

French décor, the rooms are luxurious

and have plenty of natural light. All well-

with fine bedding and furnishings. Each

appointed rooms have a tea and coffee maker

air-conditioned room offers views of the

and private bathroom.

city or pool and has cable TV and a minibar.

SAIGON PRINCE HOTEL

CARAVELLE HOTEL

Saigon Prince Hotel is a boutique hotel on

The Caravelle Saigon features stylish French

Nguyen Hue Boulevard. It is within walking

and Vietnamese architecture. Elegantly

distance of Ben Thanh Market, the Opera

decorated, the air-conditioned rooms feature

House and Saigon River. Free Wi-Fi is

full length windows which overlook the city or

provided throughout the entire property. The

Saigon River. The hotel housed the Australian

hotel has a gym, a swimming pool, spa and

and New Zealand embassies as well as the ABC

several meeting rooms.

and CBS bureaus during the Vietnam War.

$325*

INCLUSIONS Three nights accommodation at selected hotel, meals as indicated, sightseeing as specified and return airport transfers.

Saigon is a city of immense contrasts - from gourmet restaurants to local street food and chaotic, bustling streets to quiet green spaces.

DAY 1 SAIGON Upon arrival you will be met at the airport and transferred to your chosen hotel.

DAY 2 SAIGON Experience the hustle and bustle of old Saigon on a city tour and explore some of the city’s more interesting sights including the War Remnants Museum, the GPO, Notre Dame Cathedral and Reunification Palace. (B)

DAY 3 SAIGON The morning is at your leisure. You may choose to wander the streets and check out vendors spruiking their wares or stroll through the buzzing aisles of Ben Thanh and Cholon markets. (B)

DAY 4 SAIGON Transfer to the airport. (B)

PER PERSON FROM $

TWIN

SANOUVA HOTEL

$325*

GRAND HOTEL

$469*

SAIGON PRINCE HOTEL

$475*

CARAVELLE HOTEL

$575*

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AUTHENTIC MEKONG DELTA (FULL DAY) FROM

$239* DEPARTS DAILY

A DAY IN BEN TRE

(HALF DAY) FROM

$149* DEPARTS DAILY

GOOD MORNING SAIGON (HALF DAY) FROM

$89* DEPARTS DAILY

Take a bicycle ride through quaint villages,

Experience the true life of the delta as you

Wake up to the sounds of Asia with this

over countless canals and by emerald green

cruise amongst small islands, visiting a

insightful tour in the morning hours when

rice fields. Cruise the Mekong and enjoy

coconut factory producing handicrafts and

Saigon is buzzing with local activity. Watch

lunch in a well preserved 100-year-old

an orchard for a tropical fruit tasting. Back

the graceful movements of Tai Chi in the

family home.

on land, travel by horse-drawn cart along

park, jostle with traders at the morning

country roads to a honey tasting and then

market and slurp down some “pho”,

continue by smaller row boats for a more

the country’s favourite breakfast soup.

adventurous cruise.

PRIVATE HOME COOKING (HALF DAY) FROM

$155* DEPARTS DAILY

STREET FOOD NIGHT TOUR BY VESPA (HALF DAY) FROM

$215* DEPARTS DAILY

CU CHI TUNNELS

(HALF DAY) FROM

$85* DEPARTS DAILY

Located in a suburban Saigon home, this

Chat with regulars and experience local

Take a first-hand look at Vietnam-American

is not just a cooking class but a genuine

eateries, Vietnamese coffee shops and the

war history as you are lead through the jungle

insight into a Vietnamese kitchen. Shop for

nightscape of Saigon, the way locals do,

learning of the ingenuity of the Cu Chi residents

ingredients at the local markets and cook an

all from the back of a vintage Vespa scooter.

and the daily activities of the people. You will

authentic Vietnamese meal with your hosts.

NOTE Ask us about other Vespa tours that

even have the opportunity to crawl through the

are available.

tunnels before returning to the city. NOTE Ask us about travelling to Cu Chi by river.

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EXPERIENCE HANOI 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

FROM

CONIFER HOTEL

SILK PATH HOTEL

Conifer Boutique Hotel is conveniently

Hanoi’s Silk Path Hotel is perfectly located

situated in the heart of Hanoi, just a two

close to the Old French Quarter in the heart

minute walk from the famous Opera House.

of Hanoi. Each of the 106 bespoke air-

It offers free Wi-Fi. Rooms at Conifer feature

conditioned rooms come with a 32-inch flat

hardwood floors and furniture and a flat

screen TV. A safe, minibar and tea and coffee

screen TV. International and Vietnamese

making facilities are also provided.

$385*

INCLUSIONS Three nights accommodation at selected hotel, meals as indicated, sightseeing as specified and return airport transfers.

Hanoi is Vietnam’s heart and soul and

dishes are served at Conifer Restaurant.

its cultural capital. It is an easy city to explore on foot, allowing you to immerse yourself in this exotic capital.

DAY 1 HANOI Upon arrival you will be met at the airport and transferred to your chosen hotel.

DAY 2 HANOI Tour the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, see the lotus shaped One Pillar Pagoda, explore the Temple of Literature and visit the Museum of Ethnology which offers a fascinating insight into Vietnam’s 54 ethnic minority groups. Continue on to the Buddhist Tran Quoc Pagoda located beside the dazzling West Lake, visit Quan Thanh Temple and enjoy a walking tour through the bustling Old Quarter. (B)

DAY 3 HANOI Spend the day at leisure. Choose one of our unique experiences from page 67. (B)

DAY 4 HANOI Transfer to Hanoi Airport for your flight

HOTEL DE L’OPERA

SOFITEL LEGEND METROPOLE HANOI

The iconic Hotel de l’Opera Hanoi is a

A historic luxury landmark since 1901, Sofitel

five minute walk from Hanoi Opera House.

Legend Metropole is located in central Hanoi,

Inspired by 19th century France, this stylish

near the Old Quarter. Still retaining the hotel’s

hotel features elegant rooms that are fitted

original grandness, rooms feature either

home. (B)

PER PERSON FROM $

TWIN

CONIFER HOTEL

$385*

SILK PATH HOTEL

$445*

HOTEL DE L’OPERA

$549*

with European-style designer furnishings.

an elegant neo-classical theme or classic

SOFITEL LEGEND METROPOLE HANOI

$1,009*

Each room has a flat-screen TV and includes

French décor. Each room is equipped with free

free Wi-Fi.

internet, a flat screen TV and a DVD player.

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AT HOME IN HANOI

(HALF DAY) FROM

$85* DEPARTS DAILY

CHARMING & HISTORIC HANOI (HALF DAY) FROM

$149* DEPARTS DAILY

STREET FOOD TOUR

(HALF DAY) FROM

$89* DEPARTS DAILY

Journey to the southwest of the city to an

See the beautiful Temple of Literature, the

Start your experience with one of the finest

area less visited where the lifestyle is a

iconic One Pillar Pagoda, the grand and solemn

local “pho”, Vietnam’s national dish. Visit

combination of traditional and modern.

mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh, West Lake’s Tran

one of the city’s few remaining wet markets

Spend your day in the company of a typical

Quoc temple and the fascinating Ethnology

and sample some of the dishes here. Walk

Hanoi family, sampling Vietnamese tea and

Museum. Wander the narrow streets in the

through the backstreets where small vendors

a traditional evening meal, whilst being

bustling Old Quarter and enjoy a water puppet

sell excellent street food including “bun cha”

serenaded by the musically talented host.

performance at the end of the day.

- fresh rice noodles and pork.

HANOI NIGHT MOVES

EXPERIENCE HANOI LIKE A LOCAL (FULL DAY)

RURAL LIFE BY BIKE

(HALF DAY) FROM

$179* DEPARTS DAILY

FROM

$109* DEPARTS DAILY

(HALF DAY) FROM

$125* DEPARTS DAILY

The Vespa is a fitting way to explore Hanoi

This immersive experience into Vietnamese

Enjoy a biking tour that explores Hanoi’s

at night. What’s more, with experienced

culture takes place in a suburb of Hanoi,

spectacular surrounding countryside. Cross

local drivers to guide the scooters through

situated in the south of the city. Explore

floating pottery villages on the bank of the

the narrow hidden alleys of the city, there’s

a local market, wander through narrow

Red River and view the lush rice paddy fields.

potential to soak up far more than on an

alleyways, enjoy a coffee break in a typical

This is a great way to explore rural Vietnam

independent walking tour.

Vietnamese cafe and have lunch with a

and is perfect for active travellers.

local family.

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EXPERIENCE HOI AN 3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS

FROM

HOI AN ANCIENT HOUSE HOI AN VILLAGE RESORT & SPA CHIC HOTEL $265*

INCLUSIONS Two nights accommodation at selected hotel, meals as indicated, sightseeing as specified and return airport transfers.

Historic Hoi An is Vietnam’s most atmospheric and delightful town.

Hoi An Ancient House Village Resort &

Hoi An Chic features contemporary rooms

Spa features an outdoor pool, hot tub and

with free Wi-Fi. A free scheduled shuttle

lush green gardens. Fitted with hardwood

service is available to Hoi An Ancient Town.

furnishings, the air-conditioned rooms

All modern rooms have a balcony overlooking

include a safe, flat screen cable TV and

the rice fields, and come equipped with a flat

minibar. The private bathroom comes

screen cable TV, electric kettle and minibar.

equipped with slippers, a bathtub, shower and toiletries.

DAY 1 DANANG – HOI AN Transfer from Danang Airport to your chosen hotel in Hoi An. Hoi An was a prosperous port from the 16th to the 19th century trading with merchants from China, Indonesia and Europe.

DAY 2 HOI AN Tour the narrow lanes and gain an insight into Hoi An’s illustrious past as you explore this heritage listed town. Take in the old merchant houses and see the 400-year-old Japanese Bridge. There is plenty to see and do in Hoi An, but many visitors find themselves relaxing by the beach or browsing the markets and boutique shops. (B)

DAY 3 HOI AN – DANANG This morning there’s an option to take part in a cooking class, or take a bike ride though the rice-paddy-dotted countryside to Hoi An beach (extra cost). Transfer to Danang Airport. (B)

PER PERSON FROM $

TWIN

HOI AN ANCIENT HOUSE VILLAGE RESORT & SPA

$265*

HOI AN CHIC HOTEL

$299*

ANANTARA HOI AN RESORT

$435*

THE NAM HAI RESORT

$1,239*

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ANANTARA HOI AN RESORT

THE NAM HAI RESORT

Built in the French colonial style, the

Situated on the unspoiled shores of Hoi An

Anantara Hoi An Resort is located along Thu

beach, The Nam Hai offers luxurious villas.

Bon River. Each elegant room has a sitting

It boasts three beachfront pools and a spa.

area and private porch with beautiful views

Spacious villas feature walk-in closets, flat

of the grounds or river. The air-conditioned

screen cable TV and BOSE sound systems.

rooms feature flat screen satellite TVs and tea

Bathrooms come with a rain shower.

and coffee making facilities.

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VIETNAM

HOI AN BY BIKE

(FULL DAY) FROM

$155* DEPARTS DAILY

HOI AN COUNTRYSIDE BY VESPA (HALF DAY) FROM

$189* DEPARTS DAILY

HOI AN FARMING & FISHING LIFE (HALF DAY) FROM

$115* DEPARTS DAILY

Discover Hoi An’s surrounding countryside by

Zip off to Cam Island’s buzzing fishing port,

Cycle along country roads, seeing rural life

bicycle. Venture to lesser known areas which

stopping at a traditional boat builder’s yard.

first hand. Visit an organic vegetable village

still retain their authenticity and old world

Weave through rustic scenery and local

where there is the opportunity to participate

charm. Discover picturesque villages, wood

villages, stopping along the way to learn

in local farming activities. Afterwards board a

carving workshops and a boat building yard.

from friendly locals the art of mat weaving

boat for a river cruise, where you will engage

Enjoy a Vietnamese lunch with a local family

and making the perfect “banh dap” - rice

with local fishermen and enjoy a hands on

before heading back to town by boat.

crackers. A fun and invigorating experience!

experience of traditional net fishing.

TRADITIONAL PAINTING & LANTERN MAKING WORKSHOP (HALF DAY)

THE MARKET COOKING SCHOOL

VILLAGE JEEP TOUR

FROM

$109* DEPARTS DAILY

(HALF DAY) FROM

$129* DEPARTS DAILY

(FULL DAY) FROM

$309* DEPARTS DAILY

Enjoy a fun, interactive workshop learning

Become familiar with the art of Vietnamese

Slip away by an open-air American war-era

traditional Vietnamese painting and lantern

cooking, combining a market tour and a

jeep into the hinterland to tea plantations.

making. This experience includes participation

hands-on cooking class. It’s a great way to

Catch a glimpse of daily life at one of the few

in a lively, hands-on traditional Vietnamese

see the nooks and crannies of a Vietnamese

remaining hill tribe villages in the region.

painting class, a short scenic boat ride across

market and understand the secrets behind

Take a short trek along the Ho Chi Minh Trail

the river and a lantern-making class to learn

Vietnamese cooking. Be rewarded with lunch

or soak in the mountain hot springs before

how to make an iconic Hoi An lantern.

you’ve made yourself!

returning to Hoi An.

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CAMBODIA

Welcome to

Cambodia

ANGKOR THOM

EXPERIENCES NOT TO BE MISSED TEMPLES OF ANGKOR WAT Angkor Wat is one of the greatest religious monuments in the world. Cycling through the temples is a great way to gain an in-depth appreciation of the area and its history.

BATTAMBANG

Poipet

Siem Reap Battambang

Discover the charming town of Battambang. It is an architectural treasure trove, with well-preserved French colonial architecture, delightful countryside and ancient temples.

TONLE SAP L AKE

Kampong Thom

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Kampong Cham

Floating fishing villages dot the semisubmerged forests that line the flood plain rim of the lake, offering an excellent place to see

PHNOM PENH

lakeside rural Cambodia.

PHNOM PENH Phnom Penh still maintains a considerable

Sihanoukville

charm. In addition to the tourist sites, a visit to the notorious “Killing Fields”, which chronicles the unfortunate years under the brutal rule of the Khmer Rouge, is worthwhile.

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HANDPICKED CAMBODIA 11 DAYS / 10 NIGHTS

FROM

$2,925*

DAY 1 SIEM REAP

pottery, and climb the stairs to the top of

After arrival, you will have your first glimpse of

Oudong Mountain for magnificent views

Angkor. Enjoy the spectacular view from above

before visiting the spectacular Vipassana

as you depart on a tethered helium balloon

Dhura Buddhist Meditation Centre. (B)(L)

flight with amazing aerial views of Angkor Wat. This evening experience a traditional Khmer

DISCOVERY DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE

DAY 7 PHNOM PENH Explore Phnom Penh by cyclo and visit

welcome dinner at The Madame Butterfly, a

the Royal Palace and Wat Phnom. In the

typical wooden house. (D)

afternoon, learn about Cambodia’s recent

DAY 2 SIEM REAP

dark history on a visit to Tuol Sleng Genocide

This morning discover some of the main Angkor

Museum. Enjoy dinner at the renowned

sites on a leisurely bicycle ride. Visit Angkor

Foreign Correspondents’ Club. (B)(L)(D)

For those who wish to explore the real

Thom and Bayon Temple. Spend the early

Cambodia, this journey is a wonderful

afternoon exploring Siem Reap’s colourful

balance of temple touring at Angkor and

markets, and end your day with a tour to the

DAY 8 PHNOM PENH – SIHANOUKVILLE

life out of the cities, visiting cultural villages and ending with a few days of relaxation at Cambodia’s favourite beach spot.

temples of the Small Circuit by local remork. (B)

DAY 3 SIEM REAP Start early to catch the sunrise at Angkor

DAYS 9-10 SIHANOUKVILLE You have two full days at leisure to explore

in front of the monument, explore Angkor

the area or relax by the beach. (B)

Wat in depth. Travel to the pretty temple

DAY 11 SIHANOUKVILLE – PHNOM PENH

of Banteay Srei. On the way back to Siem

Battambang

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of Sihanoukville. The rest of the day is at leisure. (B)

Wat. After breakfast at Angkor Café, located

Siem Reap

After breakfast transfer to the beach resort

Reap, stop at the Landmine Museum which promotes mine awareness. (B)

Enjoy a relaxing morning before your

DAY 4 SIEM REAP – BATTAMBANG

departure back to Phnom Penh. (B)

Embark on a private boat that will take PHNOM PENH

you on a fascinating journey across Tonlé Sap Lake to Battambang. In the afternoon, explore some of the cultural villages around

Sihanoukville

Battambang. Tonight, a special visit awaits you at Phare Ponleu Selpak – School of Music, Visual & Performing Arts. Dinner this evening is at the stylish Jaan Bai, a social

HIGHLIGHTS Incredible Temples of Angkor

enterprise restaurant established by the Cambodian Children’s Trust. (B)(L)(D)

Cultural villages around Battambang

DAY 5 BATTAMBANG

Beach stay at Sihanoukville

Spend the morning on a tour to experience Battambang daily life. The tour includes

INCLUSIONS 10 nights accommodation, meals as indicated, sightseeing as specified and services of a local English speaking guide.

prayers with monks as well as explanations of the city’s design and artistic heritage. (B)

DAY 6 BATTAMBANG – PHNOM PENH

Kota Kinabalu

Travel to Phnom Penh. Along the way visit

Kampong Chhnang, known for its traditional

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BRUNEI

Miri

Sandakan

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FLAVOURS OF CAMBODIA 7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS

FROM

$2,005*

DISCOVERY DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE

DAY 1 SIEM REAP

Cambodia’s only commercial winery. There

On arrival you will be met and transferred

is an opportunity for wine tasting including

to your hotel. Enjoy a welcome dinner at the

a red wine that is a blend of cabernet and

Embassy Restaurant, an exclusive fine dining

shiraz, a brandy and ginger juice.

experience unparalleled in Siem Reap. (D)

This evening, enjoy dinner at Jaan Bai,

DAY 2 SIEM REAP

a social enterprise restaurant established by

After a typical Cambodian breakfast at a

the Cambodian Children’s Trust. (B)(L)(D)

noodle stall, explore Angkor Archaeological

DAY 5 BATTAMBANG

Park. End the day with a relaxing cruise

Explore the historic centre of Battambang,

in a gondola paddle boat in the moat of

beginning at the lively local markets. Try

Angkor Thom compound while watching

Cambodian cuisine plays a large part in

a spectacular sunset at Prasat Chroung

the enjoyment of any visit and can be

Temple. Cocktails, champagne and canapés

considered a reason to visit Cambodia

will be available as the boat paddles slowly

in its own right. Combine Khmer cuisine with the country’s key touring sites for the perfect gourmet journey.

some of the award-winning coffee at Kinyei Café and stop for lunch at Lan Chov Khorko Miteanh for some hand-pulled noodles and handmade dumplings.

along the ancient moat. Tonight dine at the renowned Sugar Palm Restaurant,

This evening, enjoy an evening snack food tour

owned by Cambodian-New Zealand chef

by bicycle. Stop at a handful of local eateries

Kethana Dunnet. (B)(D)

and stalls along the riverside where there is a chance to sample some of the region’s

DAY 3 SIEM REAP Travel to the pretty pink sandstone temple of

DAY 6 BATTAMBANG – SIEM REAP

Banteay Srei, considered one of the bestSiem Reap Battambang

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preserved temples in Cambodia. Continue to

Stop at the Ancient House located in Wat Kor

the country home of Chef Kethana. Over the

Village, where the lady of the house will give

course of the morning, you will learn how to

you a guided tour, showing you how they mill

make various dishes that are served at Sugar

their own rice and demonstrating the after-

Palm. This afternoon, experience a walking

dinner betel leaf ritual. Continue through

tour around Kompheim village.

picturesque countryside to visit small cottage industries operated by artisanal producers,

This evening you will be picked up by local

many of which have been making their

remork and your local guide will take you to

HIGHLIGHTS S  ample Khmer cuisine at fine restaurants

product for generations.

uncover hidden treasures and areas favoured by locals to sample some of Cambodia’s lesser known cuisine. (B)(L)(D)

Incredible rural scenery of Battambang

This morning visit Siem Reap’s food markets

INCLUSIONS Six nights accommodation, meals as indicated, sightseeing as specified and services of a local English speaking guide.

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This evening, visit Asana Bar for a Khmer cocktail lesson. During this fun informal class

DAY 4 SIEM REAP – BATTAMBANG

Awe-inspiring Angkor Wat

renowned street food snacks. (B)(L)(D)

learn about Khmer herbs, spices and roots, the basic principles of making cocktails,

and street food stalls, sampling food along the way, before heading out on a scenic drive through rice paddies and temples to a village

and how to prepare and mix a cocktail. Enjoy dinner at the riverside Chanrey Tree Restaurant for some of the most refined Cambodian cuisine in Siem Reap. (B)(D)

known for a quintessentially Cambodian dish.

DAY 7 SIEM REAP

Continue by road to Battambang. En route

Transfer to the airport where your

stop at Prasat Phnom Banan Winery,

journey ends. (B)

Kota Kinabalu

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KEP ESCAPE 3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS

DAY 1 PHNOM PENH – TAKEO – KEP

FROM

$739*

Depart Phnom Penh early in the morning for the journey to Takeo Province. En route

CAMBODIA

pass Tonle Bati Temple, an Angkorian-style temple. Continue to Takeo, a small town

LEISURELY DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE

that is truly Cambodian in every sense. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Board a motorboat for a cruise up an ancient canal to the archaeological museum of Angkor Borei and the temple ruins of Phnom Da. Continue

During the French colonial era, Kep was

to Phnom Chisor and climb to the top of the mountain to explore the well-preserved ruins

one of the most fashionable resorts in

of a 10th century Angkorian temple. Continue

Indochina. It is a much sleepier place these

to Kep, a small town offering reminders of

days, but new hotels and restaurants have returned it to something approaching its former glory.

the past and a growing choice of activities including island trips, a national park and the famous crab market. (L)

DAY 2 KEP Early this morning, embark on a short boat

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trip to scenic Koh Tonsai, also called “Rabbit

HIGHLIGHTS

Island”. Spend the morning at leisure exploring

Discover the small town of Takeo Boat trip to scenic Koh Tonsai Taste Kep’s famous seafood

INCLUSIONS Two nights accommodation, meals as indicated, sightseeing as specified, services of a private car and driver and a local English speaking guide.

the island and relaxing on the beautiful tropical

PHNOM PENH

beach. Enjoy a packed lunch on the island before returning to Kep in the mid-afternoon to spend the rest of the day at leisure. (B)(L)

DAY 3 KEP – PHNOM PENH

Takeo Kep

This morning visit the Crab Market, where an oceanside cluster of a dozen-plus rickety old wooden shacks hug the water’s edge selling Kep’s famous seafood. Return to Phnom Penh in the afternoon. (B)

SIHANOUKVILLE BEACH BREAK 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

FROM

$435*

DAY 1 SIHANOUKVILLE Upon arrival, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

DAY 2 SIHANOUKVILLE Visit Ream National Park. Established in 1993

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TRAVEL SCALE

on a 210km2 area on the Gulf of Thailand that includes thick pristine jungle, mangrove forests and off-shore coral reefs, the park is a nature lovers’ paradise with nearly 200 bird species and many kinds of monkeys. It

The beaches of Sihanoukville are some

is also the habitat of the pangolin. You will be transferred to one of Ream’s most scenic

of the most unspoiled in Cambodia.

isolated beaches, Koh Sampouch. Enjoy a BBQ

Relax and enjoy boat rides to nearby

seafood lunch. (B)(L)

Medan

islands, delicious BBQ seafood lunches and time at scenic beaches.

DAY 3 SIHANOUKVILLE This morning board a boat to explore three islands, giving you the chance to snorkel, fish or just rest and relax. At the first stop

HIGHLIGHTS

you will see colourful corals and fishes at the

Pristine Ream National Park Snorkel amongst colourful reefs Enjoy delicious seafood lunches

INCLUSIONS

island of Koh Chaluh. At Bamboo Island enjoy swimming in the clear waters or relax on a long yellow sandy beach with a coral reef.

Padang

Three nights accommodation, meals

as indicated, sightseeing as specified, services of a private car and driver and a local English speaking guide.

Enjoy a seafood BBQ lunch with cool drinks and fruit on the beach. After an easy walk to the other side of Bamboo Island depart to either Koh Tres for some snorkelling or Koh Takiev. (B)(L)

DAY 4 SIHANOUKVILLE Transfer to the airport. (B)

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SUMATRA

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EXPERIENCE PHNOM PENH 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

FROM

JULIANA HOTEL

VILL A L ANGKA HOTEL

Close to the city centre, the Juliana Hotel

Tucked away amid lush greenery on a quiet

offers easy access to Phnom Penh’s major

lane near Wat Langka, Villa Langka is an

attractions and the Central Market is just

oasis of calm in central Phnom Penh. The

five minutes away. Rooms are simple and

intimate selection of 27 rooms offers a blend

comfortable and good value for money.

of contemporary chic and Khmer elegance,

$395*

INCLUSIONS Three nights accommodation at selected hotel, meals as indicated, sightseeing as specified, services of a private car and driver and a local English speaking guide.

making this charming boutique hotel an idyllic hideaway.

Phnom Penh was once considered one of the most beautiful cities in the Orient and despite its recent turbulent history it still retains a colonial charm. It is a bustling city, majestically located at the confluence of the mighty Mekong and Tonle Sap Rivers.

DAY 1 PHNOM PENH You will be transferred from Phnom Penh Airport to your chosen hotel.

DAY 2 PHNOM PENH Explore the city in-depth today, visiting the expansive Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda and informative National Museum. (B)

DAY 3 PHNOM PENH Today is at your leisure. Why not select one of our unique sightseeing options featured on page 75? (B)

DAY 4 PHNOM PENH Transfer to the airport today for your onward flight. (B)

PER PERSON FROM $

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JULIANA HOTEL

$395*

VILLA LANGKA HOTEL

$415*

AMANJAYA PANCAM HOTEL

$569*

RAFFLES HOTEL LE ROYAL

$1,145*

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AMANJAYA PANCAM HOTEL

RAFFLES HOTEL LE ROYAL

Set in an old restored building next to the

One of Asia’s destination hotels and world

iconic Wat Ounalom, the Amanjaya Pancam

class in its modern facilities and amenities,

Hotel boasts a stunning location overlooking

this grand historic hotel imparts an old world

the Tonle Sap River. The boutique property

charm through its unusual blend of Khmer,

presents an intimate and chic atmosphere

Art Deco and French colonial architecture.

with its harmonious blend of contemporary

Located in the heart of Phnom Penh, the

and Khmer designs.

hotel is close to most attractions.

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KHMER ARCHITECTURE TOUR

(FULL DAY) FROM

$169* DEPARTS DAILY

CULINARY DELIGHTS OF PHNOM PENH

(FULL DAY) FROM

$65* DEPARTS DAILY

BACKSTREETS, TEMPLES & COMMUNITIES OF PHNOM PENH (HALF DAY) FROM

$69* DEPARTS DAILY

Take a journey focusing on Cambodian

Discover the delights of Khmer cuisine with

Once considered one of the most beautiful

architecture of the late 1950s and 1960s.

this hands-on culinary experience. Start at

cities in the Orient, Phnom Penh retains

Travel by local remork to discover the

the local food market before trying your hand

much of its colonial charm - despite some

turbulent history of the city from a different

at food preparation. A professional chef will

turbulent times in recent history. This

perspective, as you view the eclectic blend

explain the local ingredients and their uses as

immersive exploration takes you beyond the

of buildings. Enjoy dinner in the colonial

well as teaching you traditional techniques.

main tourist sights to offer a window to the

building of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club.

Enjoy the delicious lunch you prepared.

city’s often overlooked splendour.

PHNOM PENH BY NIGHT

TAKEO GETAWAY

STREET FOOD OF PHNOM PENH

(HALF DAY) FROM

$199* DEPARTS DAILY

(FULL DAY) FROM

$229* DEPARTS DAILY

Gain a unique perspective of Phnom Penh

Experience a traditional Cambodian town

on this evening tour. Visit the historic Royal

with an excursion to Takeo. Start with a

Palace and National Museum before heading

visit to Phnom Chisor, a 10th century temple

to Wat Phnom for views of the city in the late

with beautiful views before continuing to

afternoon light. As the sun sets, embark on a

Takeo. Explore the unique markets and visit

dinner cruise where you will watch the city

traditional houses. Enjoy a boat trip along

lights illuminate the skyline.

a small river, observe the local life and visit ancient temples.

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(HALF DAY) FROM

$109* DEPARTS DAILY

This is a fun way to explore the local markets and learn about Khmer cuisine. Not as well-known as its neighbouring countries, Cambodia has a great variety of national dishes and there are many stories to be told by your guide.

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EXPERIENCE SIEM REAP 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

FROM

L A RESIDENCE BL ANC D’ANGKOR

VICTORIA ANGKOR RESORT & SPA

The La Residence Blanc d’Angkor is a

Discover Siem Reap, gateway to the

stunning new boutique hotel in the heart

magnificent Angkor temple complex, while

of Siem Reap. Created by a local Cambodian

staying at the Victoria Angkor Hotel, located

architect it has 26 contemporary rooms

next to the king’s residence and just minutes

with beautiful facilities and impeccable

from the temples. The resort’s colonial

service. The hotel is in a superb location,

architecture offers comfort and elegance. The

only 15 minutes by tuk tuk to the magnificent

resorts sophistication is reflected in the 120

temples of Angkor.

rooms and 10 suites.

SHINTA MANI CLUB

RAFFLES GRAND HOTEL D’ANGKOR

The Shinta Mani Club is a boutique hotel

Built in 1932, Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor

showcasing 39 contemporary rooms finished

has been restored with renewed elegance

with a Khmer inspired design. Situated in a

and modern facilities, complementing the

quiet corner of Siem Reap, just 15 minutes

mystery and grandeur of Angkor as never

$545*

INCLUSIONS Three nights accommodation at selected hotel, meals as indicated, sightseeing as specified, services of a private car and driver and a local English speaking guide.

Siem Reap is the gateway to the majestic temples of Angkor.

DAY 1 SIEM REAP Transfer from Siem Reap Airport to your chosen hotel. This afternoon, head out to the early Angkor-era temples of the Roluos Group. Embark on a boat trip on Tonle Sap Lake.

DAY 2 SIEM REAP Visit the ancient city of Angkor Thom and continue to Bayon Temple, the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King. Depart on a very special sightseeing tour of famous Angkor Wat and view the temples at sunset. (B)

DAY 3 SIEM REAP Enjoy a visit to the temples of the Grand Circuit, Banteay Srei and Srah Sang. (B)

DAY 4 SIEM REAP Transfer to the airport. (B)

PER PERSON FROM $

TWIN

LA RESIDENCE BLANC D’ANGKOR

$545*

VICTORIA ANGKOR RESORT & SPA

$819*

SHINTA MANI CLUB

$945*

from the magnificent temples of Angkor Wat,

before. Set in two and a half hectares of

RAFFLES GRAND HOTEL D’ANGKOR

$1,655*

the property is also a short walking distance

beautifully landscaped French gardens, the

to many other attractions.

temples of Angkor are only 10 minutes away.

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ANGKOR TEMPLES TOUR (FULL DAY) FROM

$159* DEPARTS DAILY

VESPA COUNTRYSIDE LIFE TOUR (HALF DAY) FROM

$199* DEPARTS DAILY

VESPA AFTER DARK FOODIE TOUR

(HALF DAY) FROM

$139* DEPARTS DAILY

Start your spectacular temples tour at Angkor

This morning tour on the back of a Vespa

There are few cooler ways to get around than

Thom. Continue to the Bayon, well known

will take you to the most authentic and fun

on a Vespa. The iconic Italian scooters are the

for its 54 enigmatic faces. The Terrace of the

experiences in Siem Reap. You will be driven

perfect conduit to this evening foodie tour of

Elephants is also a must see. In the afternoon

into the Cambodian countryside where the

buzzing Siem Reap. This journey takes you to

explore the overgrown Ta Prohm, and

splendour of these striking surroundings and

a selection of local favourites including grill

then end your day with the highlight - the

the local people allow you to discover the real

stations, Khmer-style restaurants and the

magnificent Angkor Wat.

Cambodia away from the temples.

home of a rice wine producing family.

PHARE CIRCUS & DINNER (HALF DAY)

AUTHENTIC TONLE SAP (FULL DAY)

LOCAL VILLAGE WALK & TALK (HALF DAY)

FROM

$65* DEPARTS DAILY

FROM

$159* DEPARTS DAILY

FROM

$79* DEPARTS DAILY

The remarkable Phare troupe perform a lively

Embark on an interesting boat trip on Tonle

A short remork (tuk-tuk) ride away through

show that blends circus arts (non-animal)

Sap, and learn about life on the lake. Travel

lovely rural scenery is the small farming

with theatre, dance and music to tell uniquely

to Kampong Phluck, a stilted village, and the

village of Treak. Unlike the fast-changing

Cambodian stories. These artists, many from

best place to experience the authentic life

temple town, life here remains very

the most challenging backgrounds, will astonish

of local fisherman and their families. Enjoy

traditional offering you the opportunity to

you. After meeting the troupe enjoy dinner at

lunch in a floating house before returning to

slow the pace down for a while.

Phare Restaurant before the cast of the circus

Siem Reap.

put on an inspirational and memorable show.

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Welcome to

Chengdu

Laos

Chongqing

KUANG SI FALLS

EXPERIENCES NOT TO BE MISSED LUANG PRABANG Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritagelisted city, is the former royal capital of Laos and an exquisite example of cultural heritage

Huay Xai Pakbeng

Luang Prabang

and preservation.

PL AIN OF JARS

Plain of Jars

The Plain of Jars is covered with mysterious jars, thought to be around 2000 years old. Speculation as to their use varies but evidence suggests they were part of prehistoric burial practices.

VIENTIANE

LAOS

VIENTIANE Charming Vientiane is one of the quietest capital cities in the world. Despite its recent growth and slick new cocktail bars and restaurants, the slow

Pakse

pace of the city still permeates.

4000 ISL ANDS 4000 Islands or Si Phan Don is a section of

Wat Phou

Si Phan Don

the Mekong River that fans out into a 10 kilometre wide labyrinth of shallow waterways and islands. This is the best area to view the endangered freshwater Irrawaddy dolphin.

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L AOS

Pingyao

Zhengzhou Xian Nanjing Yichang DAY 1 LUANG PRABANG

Chengdu RICHNESS & SPLENDOURS OF Chongqing LAOS 10 DAYS / 9 NIGHTS

FROM

On arrival transfer to your hotel. In the

Shanghai afternoon, enjoy a brief tour of Luang

Prabang before climbing to the top of Mount

$3,245*

DISCOVERY DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE

Phousi for a panoramic view of the city. This

DAY 2 LUANG PRABANG

of three separate waterfalls. This afternoon,

on foot to Wat Mai and Wat Xieng Thong, Laos’ most photographed temple. Continue to the Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre.

An all-encompassing journey of Laos, this

Climb to Wat Chompet for sunset. (B)

trip takes in the must-see sights as well as

DAY 3 LUANG PRABANG Enjoy a Lao cooking class at Tum Tum Chung Restaurant followed by a visit Kuang Si Waterfall. (B)(L)

DAY 4 LUANG PRABANG – KAMU LODGE For early risers there is a special dawn visit to

VIENTIANE

LAOS

witness the long lines of orange-robed monks receive offerings of food from local residents. After breakfast, cruise the Mekong River to visit the mysterious Pak Ou Caves. Continue

Pakse

Khong Island

to Kamu Lodge. Located in a unique setting, Bolaven Plateau

HIGHLIGHTS T  emple touring and cooking class in Luang Prabang Waterfalls and coffee region of Bolaven Plateau 4000 Islands

Medan

Kamu Lodge offers activities including rice planting, gold panning and fishing in the Mekong. This eco-lodge provides a very

continue to the impressive Tad Yuang and Tad Fane waterfalls. On return to Pakse, visit a tea and/or a coffee plantation. (B)(L)

DAY 8 PAKSE – KHONG ISL AND Visit Wat Phou, a spectacular pre-Angkorian temple that sits amidst the rice fields and waterways of southern Laos. Pass through Champasak, driving through streets lined with French colonial buildings. Continue on to Khong Island, the biggest island in southern Laos and the start of the 4000 Islands region. This area is where the Mekong stretches over 14km wide and has thousands of islands between the river flows, cascades and rapids. (B)(L)

DAY 9 KHONG ISL AND – PAKSE In the morning visit Don Det and Don Khon, two very quiet islands without cars. Continue to Lippi Falls wedged between Don Khon Island and the Cambodian border. (B)

DAY 10 PAKSE

DAY 5 KAMU LODGE – LUANG PRABANG – VIENTIANE

Transfer to the airport. (B)

Return to the city by boat. This afternoon visit the Heritage Information Centre, a weaving village and Wat Pa Pho Pao, a forest retreat, before transferring to the airport for your flight to Vientiane. (B)(L)

DAY 6 VIENTIANE

Sandakan Your cityKota tour Kinabalu begins at the serene Wat

Nine nights accommodation, meals

Sisaket, one of the most beautiful temples in

as indicated, sightseeing and flights

the capital. Continue Miri to Wat Phra Keo and the

BRUNEI

Presidential Palace and stop at Wat Simuang,

BORNEO

car and driver and a local English

the most popular temple in Vientiane.

speaking guide.

This afternoon, continue to the Patuxai

Padang

to the Bolaven Plateau via Tad Lo, an area

different Laos experience. (B)(L)(D)

INCLUSIONS as specified, services of a private

DAY 7 VIENTIANE – PAKSE Depart early for your flight to Pakse. On arrival take a short tour of the city and then drive

Palace, now the National Museum. Continue

Luang Prabang

site in Laos. (B)

evening shop at the hill tribe market.

Start the day with a visit to the former Royal

the country’s more remote treasures.

Triumph. Continue to That Luang, the holiest

Monument, Laos’ version of the Arc de

Kuching

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EXPERIENCE VIENTIANE 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

FROM

MANDAL A BOUTIQUE HOTEL

CIT Y INN

A restored private residence from the 1960s,

City Inn ticks all the boxes for a traveller

at the beginning of this century it was

looking for a bit of style combined with

transformed into the Mandala Boutique

great value. The hotel, located in the heart of

Hotel. The 23 rooms make for a homely

Vientiane minutes from the Mekong River, is

ambience, and the occasional outdoor cinema

a 10 minute walk from many of Vientiane’s

in the garden helps to transport guests to a

highlights and just metres from restaurants

classical era.

and nightlife.

GREEN PARK BOUTIQUE HOTEL

ANSARA HOTEL

An elegant hotel located within walking

Tucked away on a peaceful side street just

distance to major sites and offering a high

seconds away from the Mekong River, the

standard of service. Original antique furniture

Ansara Hotel brings a new level of style to

and a rich art collection abound in this

the Vientiane hotel scene. The 14 rooms

stunning property that stirs the imagination

overlook the landscaped gardens and all come

into a bygone era.

complete with state of the art amenities and

$379*

INCLUSIONS Three nights accommodation at selected hotel, meals as indicated, sightseeing as specified with a private car and driver and a local English speaking guide.

One of Asia’s most relaxed capital cities, experience the religious, historical and cultural wonders of Vientiane.

DAY 1 VIENTIANE On arrival you will be transferred to your chosen hotel.

DAY 2 VIENTIANE Explore Laos’ capital by bike or car to discover the hidden charms of this quiet city. Visit magnificent ancient temples, stop at the unique Patuxai Monument and travel out to the gold-covered stupa of That Luang. Feast on fresh Lao cuisine at a charity restaurant and learn about the locally grown coffee at a tasting session. End your day with a stroll along the Mekong River as the sun begins to set. (B)

DAY 3 VIENTIANE Enjoy a day at leisure to relax, enjoy a traditional Laotian massage or stroll along the banks of the Mekong. Or you can choose one of our unique sightseeing options featured on page 81. (B)

DAY 4 VIENTIANE Transfer to the airport. (B)

PER PERSON FROM $

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MANDALA BOUTIQUE HOTEL

$379*

CITY INN

$429*

GREEN PARK BOUTIQUE HOTEL $585* ANSARA HOTEL

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$599*

impeccable attention to detail.

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L AOS

VIENTIANE DISCOVERY

(FULL DAY) FROM

$195* DEPARTS DAILY

VIENTIANE IMMERSION FROM

(HALF DAY)

$429* DEPARTS DAILY

MONKS & CHARITIES OF VIENTIANE (HALF DAY) FROM

$155* DEPARTS DAILY

Discover the hidden charms of Vientiane as you

An extraordinary experience awaits, with this

This tour allows you to gain a better

visit prominent temples including Wat Sisaket

exclusive experience of Vientiane. A traditional

understanding of what life in Laos is really

and Wat Phra Keo. Lunch will be at a charity-

cooking class offers a great way to get a taste of

like for Lao people. A private meeting with

run restaurant, followed by a visit to COPE,

Lao cuisine, and enjoying a private session with

monks and visits to excellent charities are all

an association assisting landmine victims.

the monks at Wat Sok Pa Luang, the Forest

great in terms of Responsible Travel, whilst

Complete your explorations with a stop at

Temple, clears the mind. Finally, the body gets

giving perspective on how Laos has come to

Patuxai Monument, That Luang and finally a

a well-deserved treat with a traditional Lao

be as it is today.

sunset stroll along the banks of the Mekong.

massage on this immersive experience.

BUDDHA PARK

CULINARY DELIGHTS OF VIENTIANE (HALF DAY)

(HALF DAY) FROM

$125* DEPARTS DAILY

FROM

$295* DEPARTS DAILY

VIENTIANE CIT Y TOUR

(HALF DAY) FROM

$95* DEPARTS DAILY

Besides exploring Buddha Park, which

For most, sampling local food creates

To provide an all-encompassing insight into

showcases an eclectic collection of bizarre

lasting memories. Lao food shares many

Vientiane and its rich history and culture, this

Buddhist sculptures, also visit a local weaving

characteristics with the more famous flavours

guided tour visits the city’s elegant temples,

centre and handicraft enterprise staffed by

in neighbouring Thailand, but also combines

unique monuments and French colonial

disabled women. You will be rewarded with a

them with influences from different ethnic

buildings before ending with a leisurely stroll

deeper insight into the local livelihoods and

groups. Learn how to create some traditional

along the Mekong.

unique traditions of Laos.

Laos dishes.

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EXPERIENCE LUANG PRABANG 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

FROM

VILL A MAYDOU

MAISON SOUVANNAPHOUM

Comprising of two authentic Lao houses and

Once the private home of Prince Souvanna

surrounded by a large tropical garden, Villa

Phouma, the Maison Souvannaphoum

Maydou is one of Luang Prabang’s most

Hotel has been refurbished into a hotel

tranquil boutique hotels. The spacious rooms

that combines historical splendour with

are decorated in traditional Lao silks further

contemporary style. Rooms feature elegant,

adding to the ambiance of this property.

classic interiors.

3 NAGAS

BELMOND L A RESIDENCE PHOU VAO

The boutique hotel 3 Nagas is comprised of

In Luang Prabang, where legends are told in

a collection of three UNESCO World Heritage

gold relief on temple doors, stay at Belmond

buildings in downtown Luang Prabang. The

La Residence Phou Vao and enjoy the unique

combination of contemporary design and

atmosphere of this resort with breathtaking

Lao heritage is part of its unique charm and

views of the mountains and the peaceful

provides a warm and welcoming ambience.

World Heritage town.

$575*

INCLUSIONS Three nights accommodation at selected hotel, meals as indicated, sightseeing as specified with a private car and driver and a local English speaking guide.

One of the region’s cultural and atmospheric highlights, Luang Prabang is sure to enchant with its royal traditions, deep-rooted Buddhist customs and classic architecture.

DAY 1 LUANG PRABANG On arrival transfer to your chosen hotel.

DAY 2 LUANG PRABANG Participate in a fascinating tour taking in the key sites of this quaint town. Walk to temples, view the scenery from Phousi Hill and interact with the locals on this half day sojourn. (B)

DAY 3 LUANG PRABANG Drive an hour out of town to the Kuang Si Falls with its multi-tiered pools and cascading falls, ideal for swimming and relaxing. Enjoy a picnic lunch near the falls before returning to Luang Prabang via two villages famous for cotton and paper. (B)(L)

DAY 4 LUANG PRABANG Transfer to the airport. (B)

PER PERSON FROM $

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VILLA MAYDOU

$575*

MAISON SOUVANNAPHOUM

$785*

3 NAGAS

$795*

BELMOND LA RESIDENCE

$1,619*

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L AOS

ZIP LINE ADVENTURE

(HALF DAY ) FROM

$209* DEPARTS DAILY

EVENING COOKING CL ASS (HALF DAY) FROM

$135* DEPARTS DAILY

PAK OU CAVES & KUANG SI FALLS (FULL DAY) FROM

$225* DEPARTS DAILY

Fly between the treetops and to turquoise

Lao cuisine relies heavily on the freshest

Travel up the Mekong River to the Buddha-

waterfalls on this exhilarating zip line

produce and incorporates a range of

filled caves of Pak Ou, visit a local rice-wine

adventure near Luang Prabang. You’ll have a

intriguing flavours, many unfamiliar to the

making village and a local ethnic minority

bird’s eye view of the natural surroundings

western palate. This late afternoon cooking

village. Swim in the waters of the Kuang Si

as you soar from platform to platform. Touch

course at a stunning lake side location

Falls and enjoy a picnic lunch as you relax in

down at the base of Tad Sae Waterfalls to

is the perfect way to learn the secrets of

the Laos countryside.

swim, relax and enjoy a picnic lunch.

traditional Lao cuisine.

WEAVING & TEXTILES

CYCLING LUANG PRABANG (HALF DAY)

(FULL DAY) FROM

$235* DEPARTS DAILY

FROM

$155* DEPARTS DAILY

SPIRITUAL AWAKENING

(HALF DAY) FROM

$385* DEPARTS DAILY

Textiles are very important to the Lao people

This journey by bike gives you the

Early mornings are always a special time in

as they are used in many aspects of daily

opportunity to explore some of Luang

Luang Prabang. Discover the many strands

life from ceremonies to household uses. The

Prabang’s main sights. Temples such as Wat

of the city’s spiritual fabric - a rich and

morning of this very hands-on day focuses

Visoun and Wat Xieng Thong are among the

rewarding tapestry that provides the basis for

on the making and use of natural dyes, before

most important in Laos. At the end of the

this memorable half-day journey. Complete

trying your hand at weaving and spinning

day, a local restaurant offers some spicy

a peaceful morning with a private meditation

in the afternoon.

replenishment for weary limbs.

lesson from the Lao holy men.

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BURMA

Welcome to

Burma CHINA Xian

Leh Chengdu

nali

Chongqing

himla

TEMPLES OF BAGAN

AgraEXPERIENCES

HAMBORE ONAL PARK

TO BE MISSED

NOT

BAGAN Bagan is one of the most evocative places in Asia. Climb a quiet temple and watch the beauty of dawn breaking over the temples for

INDIA

gabad

BURMA Mandalay

a truly enchanting experience.

INLE L AKE

Inle Lake encapsulates this country like

Bagan

nothing else. While the lake itself is stunning,

Inle Lake

the communities who live on and around the lake leave the lasting impression.

SHWEDAGON PAGODA No journey to Burma is complete without a

Hyderabad

visit to the 2600-year-old Shwedagon Pagoda,

Yangon

the most sacred and impressive Buddhist site in Burma.

MANDAL AY Mandalay conjures up images of a bygone era. Set on the banks of the Irrawaddy River, the

Chennai Bangalore the history and culture of Burma to life.

city’s Jade Market is an experience that brings

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BEIJING BURMA

BEIJING Pingyao Pingyao

CHINA

Zhengzhou Xian

Zhengzhou

BURMA AT A GLANCE 10 DAYS / 9Nanjing NIGHTS

FROM

Yichang

$2,609*

DISCOVERY DEPARTS DAILY Shanghai TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE

TRAVEL SCALE

This insightful program begins in the old

INLE LAKE

DAY 1 YANGON

DAY 8 BAGAN – INLE L AKE

On arrival transfer to your hotel. This

Transfer to the airport for your flight to

afternoon, visit Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda, home

Heho. From Heho, a scenic one hour drive

to a 70 metre long reclining Buddha. Continue

leads to Nyaung Shwe, the gateway village

to a local tea shop for a chance to experience

to Inle Lake. En route, stop at the wooden

an integral part of Burmese life, drinking tea.

Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery which features

Next, visit Kandawagyi Park, one of the city’s

beautiful carvings and a collection of Buddha

Chengdu

Chongqing

greenest spots, and then Shwedagon Pagoda,

Yichang

Nanjing

Shanghai

images. Upon reaching the edges of Inle Lake,

the most revered Buddhist temple in Burma.

board a private motorboat to head out on to

DAY 2 YANGON

sights. Pass villages built on stilts over the

A full day at leisure to explore Yangon. (B)

Inle Lake, one of Burma’s most spectacular lake, inhabited by the local Intha people. Observe the leg-rowing fishermen and see

colonial capital of Yangon. From here

DAY 3 YANGON – MANDAL AY

it’s a relaxed itinerary that introduces

Transfer to the airport for your flight to

water hyacinth and mud and anchored to the

Mandalay. On arrival, visit Mahamuni Pagoda,

bottom with bamboo poles. Visit Phaung Daw

home to one of the country’s most revered

Oo Pagoda, the lake’s main sanctuary, which

Buddhist images covered with gold leaf. Also

contains five sacred Buddha images covered

the inspiring landscapes of Burma, from Mandalay to Bagan and Heho to Inle Lake.

visit Kuthodaw Pagoda, whose 729 marble stone slabs of Buddhist scriptures have earned

BURMA

it the title ‘World’s Biggest Book’. Continue to Shwenandaw Monastery, the only remaining

Mandalay

building from the 19th century Royal Palace. Head to the top of Mandalay Hill as the sun

Heho

Bagan

begins to set to enjoy magnificent views of the city and Irrawaddy River. (B)

DAY 4 MANDAL AY Spend time exploring Mandalay at your leisure. (B)

Yangon

their floating gardens built up from strips of

in gold leaf. Explore the local crafts of Inle Lake with a stop at the weaving village of Inpawkhone and a cheroot factory, where the typical Burmese cigars are made by hand. (B)

DAY 9 INLE L AKE A day at leisure to explore the lake. (B)

DAY 10 INLE L AKE – HEHO – YANGON Transfer to the airport for your flight to Yangon where your journey ends. (B)

DAY 5 MANDAL AY – BAGAN Head to the airport for your flight to Bagan. Explore a series of important temples in and around Bagan. Visit the colourful Nyaung

HIGHLIGHTS Bagan’s amazing temples Explore Inle Lake Colourful markets

INCLUSIONS Nine nights accommodation, meals as indicated, sightseeing and flights as specified, services of a private car and driver and local English speaking guides.

Oo market then learn more about the local culture. Visit a traditional lacquer workshop. From here, travel by horse cart for a tour passing Thatbyinnyu, the highest temple in Bagan, the massive Dhammayangyi Temple, noted for its remarkable brickwork, and Sulamani Temple. Enjoy an unforgettable sunset over the plains from the upper terrace of one of the temples. (B)

DAYS 6-7 BAGAN You will enjoy two full days at leisure in Bagan. (B)

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DAY 1 YANGON BURMA’S CULINARY Yichang Explore Yangon on a walking tour. Visit Chengdu DELIGHTS Matwin Jetty and Chinatown. (L)(D) 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS FROM $2,979* Chongqing

DAY 2 YANGON – BAGAN

Shanghai

Fly to Bagan. Spend the day exploring

BURMA

Bagan’s most important pagodas. (B)(L)

DAY 3 BAGAN

DISCOVERY DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE

Visit Nyaung Oo market and select the best

Burma is epic in both size and scale.

Fly to Mandalay. Visit Mahamuni Pagoda,

Unsurprisingly, its many influences

Kuthodaw Pagoda and Shwenandaw

TRAVEL SCALE

produce for your cooking class. Cruise the Irrawaddy River. (B)(L)

DAY 4 BAGAN – MANDAL AY

have coalesced to forge an enthralling

Monastery. (B)(L)

culinary identity, so you can run the

DAY 5 MANDAL AY – HEHO – INLE L AKE

gamut of Burmese cuisine.

BURMA

Fly to Heho and travel to Inle Lake. Spend the day visiting the local markets and cruising BEIJING around the lake. After lunch, visit Red

Mandalay

HIGHLIGHTS Heho

Bagan

Mountain Estate Vineyards and Winery. (B)(L)

Experience Burma’s local delicacies Interact with locals See an array of amazing temples

INCLUSIONS

CHINA

as indicated, sightseeing and flights as specified, services of a private car and driver and local English speaking guides.

Xian

MANDALAY TO BAGAN BY BIKE 7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS

Chengdu

FROM

villages on the lake. Enjoy a cooking class at

PingyaoInthar Heritage House. (B).

Seven nights accommodation, meals

Yangon

DAY 6 INLE L AKE Visit the daily market which rotates between

$2,465*

DAY 7 INLE LAKE – HEHO – YANGON Fly back to Yangon. Visit a sprawling wholesale market and Shwedagon Pagoda. (B)(L)

DAY 8 YANGON

Zhengzhou Your trip ends with a transfer to the airport. (B) DAY 1 MANDAL AY On arrival transfer to your hotel. (D)

DAY 2 MANDAL AY Nanjing

Yichang

After your bike fitting head out to Mandalay’s outskirts. Visit U Bein Bridge for a walk along this 200-year-old teak bridge. Continue by bike

Chongqing ACTIVE DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE SMALL GROUP TRIP

TRAVEL SCALE

across the Irrawaddy River to Mingun. After

Shanghai

lunch, return to Mandalay by boat. (B)(L)

DAY 3 MANDAL AY – PYIN SI – MEIKHTIL A

Cycle past villages and see rural Burmese life on the way to Meikhtila. After lunch, hop on

Cycle through jungles, mountains and rural countryside in one of the least

Medan

BURMA Mandalay

Padang

Popa Bagan

the bus for the remainder of the journey. (B)(L)

DAY 4 MEIKHTIL A – POPA

visited countries in the world. Pedal your

Today’s scenic ride is to Mount Popa. The

way to markets, along the Irrawaddy

terrain starts out quite hilly but there are

River and to temple sites.

options to ride in the support van if you

Kota Kinabalu

wish. (B)(L)

BRUNEI

Sandakan

Miri

DAY 5 POPA – BAGAN

HIGHLIGHTS

Start with an easy bike ride to the base of

BORNEO

Ride through remote Burma

Mount Popa. From here you can climb the

Extinct volcano at Mount Popa

almost 900 stairs to the top. Continue cycling

See river life along the Irrawaddy

to Bagan. (B)(L)

River

DAY 6 BAGAN

Kuching

INCLUSIONS

Spend a full day biking around the ancient

Six nights accommodation, meals as

DAY 7KALIMANTAN BAGAN

support vehicle, bike and helmet rental

Transfer to the airport. (B)

and biking guide.

NOTE Trip operates with a minimum

temples of Bagan. (B)(L)

SUMATRA indicated, sightseeing as specified,

SULAWES

two passengers.

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THE IRRAWADDY WITH PANDAW 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

FROM

$2,515*

ra

DAY 2 BAGAN Spend the day exploring Bagan. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 3 BAGAN – PAKOKKU Visit the local market. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 4 PAKOKKU – YANDABO Take a morning walk through Yandabo village, famous for its production of terracotta. (B)(L)(D)

A fabulous way to discover the mighty Irrawaddy River with up to two weekly departures between the historic royal capitals with two nights moored at Pagan and three at Mandalay.

DAY 5 YANDABO – AVA Arrive in Mandalay early for a morning

CHINA

excursion to Ava and Amarapura. This evening

walk in the picturesque Sagaing Hills. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 6 AVA – MINGUN Enjoy a morning walk in Mingun. This

HIGHLIGHTS

DIA Leh

anali

Explore small towns and villages Temples of Bagan Cruising the Irrawaddy

INCLUSIONS Seven nights cruise accommodation, meals as indicated, house beverages, sightseeing and transfers as specified, services of English speaking guides, crew gratuities and port taxes.

Shimla

afternoon cruise up river to the First Defile and Kyauk-myoung with its amazing pot villages. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 7 MINGUN – MANDAL AY

BURMA Mandalay Ava

Tour central Mandalay. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 8 MANDAL AY Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport or hotel. (B)

Pakokku Bagan

NOTE The cruise is also available in the reverse direction as are longer duration cruises. The cruise does not operate from Apr - Aug.

AMAZING AYEYARWADY ABOARD Hyderabad ANAWRAHTA 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS FROM $6,809* Agra

NTHAMBORE TRAVEL SCALE DISCOVERY TIONAL PARK

e

the 3000 monuments of Bagan. (D)

BURMA

DISCOVERY DEPARTS SELECTED DATES, 10 SEP ’16 – 31 MAR ‘18 TRAVEL ST YLE RIVER CRUISE TRAVEL SCALE

DAY 1 BAGAN Transfer from the airport to the ship. Explore

SELECTED DATES, SEP ’16 – DEC ’18 TRAVEL ST YLE RIVER CRUISE DEPARTS

DAY 1 YANGON Board the Anawrahta as it sets sail. (L)(D)

DAY 2 DANUPHYU Visit a small, family-run cheroot producer and take tea in a tea shop. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 3 SAILING Relax as you cruise the river. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 4 PYAY Enjoy a morning visit to the ancient Pyu city of Sri Ksetra. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 5 THAYET Walk through the colonial town of Thayet. This afternoon visit Gwechaung Fort and

With the largest cabin space on the

Chennai

Ayeyarwady, the Anawrahta offers the

DAY 6 MAGWE

finest cruise experience in Burma.

Explore Magwe by tuk tuk, stopping at the

INDIA

HIGHLIGHTS

ngabad

bustling market before enjoying river views from the Mya Than Lun Pagoda. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 7 BAGAN

Luxury cruising

After breakfast, disembark for a tour of

Enjoy world-class cuisine

this incredible area. See some of the more

Daily cultural experiences on board

significant sites and visit a local lacquerware

INCLUSIONS Seven nights cruise accommodation,

Hyderabad SRI LANKA

MBO

Minhla Fort. (B)(L)(D)

meals as indicated, beverages, shore

excursions, bike use, laundry, internet and transfers as specified.

producer. This afternoon, enjoy a sunset tour of the area. (B)(L)(D)

BURMA Bagan Magwe Pyay

DAY 8 BAGAN Disembark after breakfast. (B) NOTE This cruise is also available in reverse.

Yangon

Cruises of longer duration are available.

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EXPERIENCE YANGON 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

FROM

GRAND UNITED AHLONE HOTEL

CHATRIUM HOTEL

Grand United Ahlone Hotel is located close

The Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon

to Shwedagon Pagoda, giving it one of

exemplifies comfort as one of the city’s

the best locations in town. It’s in a quiet

superior hotels. The facilities include a

neighbourhood where you can enjoy fabulous

wide variety of delicious gastronomy with a

views of the city. The hotel features elegant

selection of six restaurants and bars, along

guest rooms and suites equipped with

with a stunning beach-style swimming pool

modern amenities and facilities.

and Nemita Spa.

THE STRAND

BELMOND GOVERNOR’S RESIDENCE

The Strand Hotel has long been recognised

Belmond Governor’s Residence rises

as one of Yangon’s landmarks. The hotel’s

majestically above the manicured lawns

Victorian influence is visible from the

in the embassy quarter of Yangon. This

colonnaded entranceway. Inside tells

beautifully restored teak mansion is an

$405*

INCLUSIONS Three nights accommodation at selected hotel, meals as indicated, sightseeing as specified, services of a private car and driver and a local English speaking guide.

Burma’s most bustling city, Yangon still exudes an intriguing charm with gleaming pagodas.

DAY 1 YANGON Transfer from the airport to your chosen hotel.

DAY 2 YANGON Enjoy a tour of Yangon, starting with a stroll along the banks of Kandawgyi Lake before continuing on to Botataung Pagoda. Walk to downtown Yangon. Later, visit the Chaukhtatgyi Paya and the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda, the most revered Buddhist temple in Burma. (B)

DAY 3 YANGON Today is at your leisure. Why not select one of our unique experiences on page 89? (B)

DAY 4 YANGON Transfer to Yangon Airport for your onward flight. (B)

PER PERSON FROM $

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GRAND UNITED AHLONE HOTEL

$405*

CHATRIUM HOTEL

$585*

THE STRAND

$1,015*

the same story with marble floors inlaid

imposing residence. Carved teak and

BELMOND GOVERNOR’S RESIDENCE

$1,029*

with teak, rattan furniture, potted palms,

sumptuous silks combine to make the

chandeliers and black-lacquered ceiling fans.

spacious rooms both fresh and timeless.

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DOWNTOWN DELICACIES (HALF DAY) FROM

$105* DEPARTS DAILY

YANGON ART & ANTIQUES (FULL DAY) FROM

$129* DEPARTS DAILY

YANGON FOR FOODIES

(HALF DAY) FROM

$105* DEPARTS DAILY

Travel through the streets and alleys of

Step back in time and discover the rich

The food scene in Yangon is nirvana for those

this historic area by open trishaw and pass

culture and history of Burma with this guided

who like to travel with their tastebuds. With

by many of the city’s most recognisable

trip through Yangon’s art and antiques scene.

an expert guide, work your way through

landmarks shimmering under the lights.

Visit shops filled with remnants of Burma’s

a number of local dishes. Delicious treats

Along the way, stop at some of the best local

past and seek out hidden gems, enjoy lunch

include palata (thick pancakes), le phet

eateries in Yangon to sample a wide variety of

at a 100-year-old colonial mansion and

thoke (Burmese tea leaf salad) and a range

what the local cuisine has to offer.

explore the city’s art galleries.

of curries at the popular Feel Myanmar restaurant.

ARCHITECTURAL WALKING TOUR

(HALF DAY)

ART GALLERIES OF YANGON (HALF DAY) FROM

$89* DEPARTS DAILY

LIVE LIKE A LOCAL

(HALF DAY) FROM

$139* DEPARTS DAILY

$79* DEPARTS DAILY

Explore traditional and modern Burmese art

Experience the real life of the Burmese people

This walking tour focuses on Yangon’s

with a specially-guided tour of Yangon’s art

with a ‘local day out’ in Yangon. Travel by

scene. Visit three local galleries displaying

ferry and trishaw to the other side of the

paintings, sculptures, photographs and

Yangon River, wander the streets of China

antiques from famous art pioneers and

Town and take a train to fresh markets and

emerging young artists. Enjoy a cocktail at

small villages.

FROM

incredible architecture: golden temples, local houses, iconic sites and faded colonial buildings. You’ll also head down quiet side streets and visit a tea shop for a taste of the local culture and daily lifestyle of

House of Memories restaurant.

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EXPERIENCE BAGAN 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

FROM

AREINDMAR HOTEL

SHWE YEE PWINT

The Areindmar is designed for travellers

Shwe Yee Pwint Hotel offers excellent 3-star

looking for an oasis. The spacious rooms

accommodation in Bagan. All rooms are air-

combine modern amenities with traditional

conditioned, and equipped with a flat screen

touches, such as local artwork and

TV and feature a private bathroom fitted

handmade teak and bronze furnishings. The

with a bathtub. There is a 24-hour front desk

restaurant offers a variety of European and

and the Nyaung U Bagan Airport is only nine

local cuisine.

kilometres away.

THE HOTEL @ THARABAR GATE

THE BAGAN LODGE

The Hotel @ Tharabar Gate offers quality

A fusion of classic Burmese design and

accommodation. All rooms are air-

contemporary dĂŠcor, The Bagan Lodge

conditioned with flat screen TVs. Some

offers 82 villa rooms and three suites with

rooms have a terrace or balcony and, for your

high quality mod cons. Bagan Lodge also

comfort, bathrobes, slippers and toiletries are

includes a spa and offers massage treatments.

provided. The famous Ananda Temple is only

The famous Dhammayan Gyi Temple is 2kms

400 metres from the hotel.

from the property.

$405*

INCLUSIONS Three nights accommodation at selected hotel, meals as indicated, sightseeing as specified, services of a private car and driver and local English speaking guides.

The ancient city of Bagan was the capital of the Kingdom of Pagan from the ninth to the thirteenth century and has over 10,000 Buddhist temples.

DAY 1 BAGAN Travel from Bagan Airport to your chosen hotel.

DAY 2 BAGAN Today tour the wonders of Bagan. One of the highlights is the Ananda Temple. Built in the early Mon-style, Ananda contains two unique Buddha images whose expressions appear to change depending on the distance from which the statue is viewed. Hot air ballooning is a popular optional activity for many travellers to Bagan. See page 91 for more information. (B)

DAY 3 BAGAN Spend the day at leisure. Select one of our unique experiences on page 91. (B)

DAY 4 BAGAN Transfer from your hotel to Bagan Airport. (B)

PER PERSON FROM $

TWIN

AREINDMAR HOTEL

$405*

SHWE YEE PWINT

$419*

THE HOTEL @ THARABAR GATE

$629*

THE BAGAN LODGE

$509*

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BALLOONS OVER BAGAN (HALF DAY) FROM

$539* DEPARTS DAILY, OCT - MAR

PAINTING LACQUERWARE FROM

(FULL DAY)

$69* DEPARTS DAILY

TEMPLE BIKING

(HALF DAY) FROM

$95* DEPARTS DAILY

Coast over endless temples as the sun rises

This crash course in Burmese lacquerware

Bagan’s collection of wondrous Buddhist

with an early morning balloon ride over the

takes place in Bagan’s oldest lacquerware

relics is perhaps best explored by bike.

plains of Bagan. Enjoy a cup of coffee in the

shop where master craftsmen have

This journey gives you the choice of a

early morning calm as the balloon is inflated

been honing their skills for centuries.

variety of bikes on which you can cycle

and then take off for a one hour flight above

After learning the process of creating

around the complex. While temples such

the temples. This is an amazing way to see

a lacquerware piece, you will have the

as Dhammayangyi and Ananda are always

the scale of the site.

opportunity to paint over designs sketched

popular, bikes offer the chance to explore

onto coasters by the craftsmen.

some of the lesser known temples.

MOUNT POPA & SALAY TOUR (FULL DAY)

BAGAN COOKING CLASS

IRRAWADDY SUNSET COCKTAIL CRUISE

(HALF DAY) FROM

$125* DEPARTS DAILY

Cruise along the Irrawaddy River, enjoying magnificent views of the temples of Bagan as the sun begins to set. Sit back, relax and sip a refreshing drink enjoying scenes of life on the water. NOTE Minimum 3 people required.

FROM

$189* DEPARTS DAILY

(HALF DAY) FROM

$129* DEPARTS DAILY

Take a break from temple touring to visit

Explore Bagan’s culinary side with an

Mount Popa and Salay. Mount Popa is an

exclusive Bagan Cooking Class. This is

extinct volcano which is believed to be home

the first of its kind in Bagan, and the only

to ancient Burmese animist spirits. Climb to

immersive cooking class in all of Burma. It is

the top for stunning views of the surrounding

held at a local restaurant whose proprietor

countryside before continuing to the village

and chef has more than 15 years’ experience

of Salay, an important Buddhist centre.

in Burmese cuisine.

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INDONESIA

Welcome to CHINA

BEIJING

Indonesia Pingyao

Zhengzhou

Xian

Yichang

Chengdu

Nanjing

Chongqing

EPAL

hara

HMANDU

Shanghai

MOUNT EVEREST

Gangtok

Darjeeling Lucknow Varanasi ho

Kolkata

Bhubaneswar

abad MOUNT BROMO

hennai

EXPERIENCES NOT TO BE MISSED MOUNT BROMO

LANKA Mount Bromo is one of the most famous volcanoes on Java. While it may not be the biggest, it has the most spectacular views.

BOROBUDUR Carved from 55,000 square metres of lava-rock and decorated with 2672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues, no trip to Indonesia is complete without a visit to this incredible structure.

Padang

SUMATRA

KALIMANTAN

YOGYAKARTA

SULAWESI

The list of things to do in Yogyakarta is endless: visit the many heritage buildings and museums, spend time at ancient temples and wander the markets.

SUL AWESI Sulawesi’s coral fringed coastline, with picture perfect white sandy beaches and

JAKARTA

INDONESIA JAVA

Borobudur Yogyakarta

Toraja Makassar

Surabaya Mount Bromo Ijen

BALI

KOMODO ISLANDS

Flores

marine parks, slopes up dramatically to a high mountainous interior. The island is simply stunning.

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BEST OF JAVA, SULAWESI & BALI FROM

$4,765*

DAY 13 UBUD – SANUR En route to Sanur, visit Taman Sari Buwana

afternoon visit a traditional batik factory. (L)

farm. Stop at Taman Ayun Temple and

DAY 2 YOGYAKARTA Take a city tour by local cyclo and visit the

DISCOVERY DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE

witness an incredible sunset at the famous Tanah Lot Temple. (B)(L)(D)

ancient Hindu temples at Prambanan. This

DAY 14 SANUR

evening, enjoy a performance of traditional

Spend the day relaxing. This evening

Ramayana Dances. (B)(L)(D)

experience the trance-like Kecak dance

DAY 3 YOGYAKARTA

overlooking Uluwatu temple. (B)(D)

Drive to Borobudur to explore this massive

DAY 15 SANUR

This Indonesian journey is perfect for those

Buddhist temple. (B)(L)

Transfer to the airport. (B)

who are curious about the region’s culture and searching for an experience that goes

DAY 4 YOGYAKARTA – MOUNT BROMO

beyond the traditional sightseeing tour.

Take a scenic train ride to Mojokerto. Upon arrival, transfer to Mount Bromo. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 5 MOUNT BROMO – SURABAYA Rise early for a sunrise tour of Mount Bromo. Travel by 4WD jeep to a viewing spot with stunning views of the Bromo volcano and

SULAWESI TanaToraja

INDONESIA JAVA

Solo Yogyakarta

BALI

the volcano in Penanjakan. Later in the morning travel to Surabaya. (B)(L)

Makassar

DAY 6 SURABAYA – MAKASSAR This afternoon fly to Makassar. (B)

Surabaya Mount Bromo

surroundings. Watch the sun rise from behind

Ubud Sanur

DAY 7 MAKASSAR – SENGKANG

AMANWANA NATURE EXPERIENCE 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS FROM $2,535*

Explore the city of Makassar. After lunch, travel to the village of Sengkang. Enjoy a local

HIGHLIGHTS Volcanic terrain of Java Rural Indonesian life See ancient temples

INCLUSIONS 14 nights accommodation, meals as

DAILY

Bugis style dinner. (B)(L)(D)

DEPARTS

DAYS 8-10 SENGKANG – RANTEPAO

Discover a unique natural hideaway

Travel by road to Rantepao. Spend the next

at Amanwana. Explore the tropical

two days exploring the Toraja villages and

rainforest of Moyo Island and the

learning about their unique culture. (B)(L)(D)

pristine reefs of Indonesia’s Flores Sea.

DAY 11 RANTEPAO – UBUD Return to Makassar and fly to Ubud. (B)(L)(D)

INCLUSIONS Three nights tented accommodation,

indicated, sightseeing and flights as

DAY 12 UBUD

specified, services of a private car and

Visit Ubud Monkey Forest, the Royal Palace,

hour massage, a beach dive and return

driver and local English speaking guides.

ARMA Museum, the water temples and a

boat transfers from Bali.

all meals, a guided excursion, a one-

plantation. (B)(L)

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15 DAYS / 14 NIGHTS

DAY 1 YOGYAKARTA Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. This


INDONESIA

BOROBUDUR

TEMPLES TO VOLCANOES 7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS

FROM

DAY 1 YOGYAKARTA $2,415*

Transfer from the airport to your hotel. Enjoy

DAY 5 MOUNT BROMO – JEMBER – KALIBARU

lunch at a local restaurant and then spend the

Rise early for a sunrise tour of Mount Bromo,

afternoon creating your own batik. (L)

travelling by 4WD jeep to a viewing spot with stunning views of the volcano and its

DAY 2 YOGYAKARTA LEISURELY DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE

surrounds. Follow this with a 20 minute ride

This morning explore the city visiting

on horseback that will take you to a set of

the Sultan’s Palace and Taman Sari before

stairs which lead to the rim of the still-active

continuing the tour in a local becak (similar

crater. Continue the long road journey to

to a cyclo or trishaw). This afternoon visit

Kalibaru. (B)(L)(D)

the ancient Hindu temples at Prambanan. 

Java is one of the largest and most populous islands in the world, so what better way to explore it than on a weeklong overland adventure from its cultural heartlands to the rugged east.

(B)(L)(D)

DAY 3 YOGYAKARTA – BOROBUDUR – YOGYAKARTA Depart this morning for the drive to one of the highlights of your trip, Borobudur. Explore this massive Buddhist temple - the

UNESCO World Heritage Site is still visible in its full glory- with magnificent carvings and an unusual, yet surprisingly beautiful bulk structure. (B)(L)

Lovina

BALI

by jungle and woodlands with Mount Ijen

Cap off this journey with an early start for an excursion to magnificent Mount Ijen, a large crater lake surrounded by sulphur mines. Once you reach the top of the volcano, spend some time enjoying the views of the 200 metre deep crater. Descend the mountain and travel by ferry to the island of Bali where your

DAY 4 YOGYAKARTA – JOMBANG – MOUNT BROMO Kalibaru

nestled amid rice fields and surrounded

DAY 7 MOUNT IJEN – LOVINA BEACH (BALI)

than 75 years to complete. These days, the

Solo

Travel on to Ijen and settle in to your hotel

looming in the distance. (B)(L)

entirely by human labour and took more

Yogyakarta

experience authentic rural Indonesian life.

incredible history behind its construction. river stone blocks, the temple was assembled

JAVA

the remote area of Kalibaru. Here you will

largest in the world - and discover the Comprised of thousands of volcanic and

INDONESIA

DAY 6 KALIBARU – MOUNT IJEN Explore the coffee and spice plantations of

journey ends. (B)

A very early departure today for the scenic train ride to Jombang in East Java. Travelling by train in Java is a wonderful way to meet local people and is also the best way to enjoy the volcanic landscapes of central

HIGHLIGHTS Sacred terraces of Borobudur Mount Bromo & Mount Ijen Scenic train ride

and east Java. On arrival at Jombang you will be met and transferred to your hotel located on the edge of Tengger Caldera. En route visit the archaeological museum and the temples of Candi Bajang Ratu and Candi

INCLUSIONS

Tikus at Trowulan. After lunch, proceed

Six nights accommodation, meals as

town of Pasuruan, which is located on the

indicated, sightseeing as specified and services of a local English speaking guide.

to Mount Bromo passing by the coastal northeast coast of Java, before continuing by a picturesque mountain road to one of the entrances of the Bromo-Tengger National Park. (B)(L)(D)

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INDONESIA BORNEO

Welcome to

EXPERIENCES NOT TO BE MISSED Mount Kinabalu Kota Kinabalu

MOUNT KINABALU

Kota Bharu Mount Kinabalu is the most spectacular feature in Sabah. The Perhentian Islands mountain exudes a magical quality Cameron Highlands

that is unbelievable; the granite peaks

BORNEO Miri

are constantly veiled in wisps of cloud.

Sandakan Sepilok

SABAH

TURTLE ISL AND

KUALA LUMPUR Turtle Island, in the Sulu Sea just off Borneo, is all about rescuing the

BORNEO

Malacca endangered turtles in the area. A visit to the island provides a wonderful insight into the world of sea turtles.

Kuching

TREKKING Trekking around Sandakan, along with Mulu and Niah National Parks in Sarawak, offers an extraordinary chance to get up close with the flora and fauna of the region.

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Nanjing

Yichang

BORNEO

Shanghai

HANDPICKED BORNEO 11 DAYS / 10 NIGHTS

FROM

$3,299*

DAY 1 KUCHING

Sabah Tea Plantation to learn how tea is

On arrival you will be transferred to your

harvested and processed. Proceed to Sabah

hotel. This afternoon visit the Semenggoh

Tea House for high tea. (B)(L)

Wildlife Orang-Utan Conservation Centre

DAY 8 KINABALU PARK – SANDAKAN

and enjoy a river cruise on a traditional boat. (D)

LEISURELY DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE

TRAVEL SCALE

Continue your journey to Sandakan.

DAY 2 KUCHING

On arrival, enjoy lunch at the English Tea

Explore the national park at the mouth of the Bako River. (B)(L)

experience. Witness the orang-utans in Semenggoh, trek through national parks and interact with indigenous tribes in their villages.

Visit the Bidayuh Longhouse and observe the lifestyle of the tribal communities. This afternoon walk to the nearby market for an

DAY 4 KUCHING

living museum showcases Sarawak’s unique and diverse cultures in an accessible, visitorfriendly setting. (B)(L)

exotic birds and proceed to Ox Bow Lake to observe wildlife and experience the early morning river. After breakfast embark on a trek in the surrounding jungle. This afternoon take another river cruise upstream of the Kinabatangan River to search for more wildlife. After dinner enjoy a night cruise

DAY 5 KUCHING – KOTA KINABALU

on the Kinabatangan River, one of the most exciting and adventurous trips you will take

Transfer to Kuching Airport for your flight

Kuching

for Kinabatangan River. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 10 SUKAU

Sarawak Cultural Village. This award-winning

BORNEO

Rehabilitation Centre, Sepilok. Depart

Wake up to the calls of hornbills and other

of the mangroves. After a local lunch, visit the

BORNEO

Today visit the world’s largest Orang-utan

interactive cooking class. (B)

Visit the Santubong Peninsula for a boat tour

Kinabalu Park Kota Kinabalu Sandakan Sukau SABAH

Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary. (B)(L)

DAY 9 SANDAKAN – SUKAU

DAY 3 KUCHING This journey is the ultimate Borneo

House. In the afternoon, proceed to Labuk

to Kota Kinabalu. This afternoon spend some time sightseeing in Kota Kinabalu. (B)

DAY 6 KOTA KINABALU

while staying here. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 11 SUKAU – SANDAKAN Head back to Sandakan and transfer to the airport. (B)

Visit Sabah Wetland Mangrove Forest and enjoy a walk through the mangroves. This afternoon, discover the local tribes at Mari

HIGHLIGHTS Jungle stay in Kinabatangan Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre Enjoy a village cooking class

Mari Cultural Village. (B)(D)

DAY 7 KOTA KINABALU – KINABALU PARK Today head to Kinabalu Park. The first stop is Kundasang War Memorial. This was one

INCLUSIONS

of the first memorials to commemorate

10 nights accommodation, meals as

who died in Sandakan during the infamous

indicated, sightseeing, transport and flights as specified and services of local

English speaking driver guides. Jogjakarta

the Australian and British Prisoners of War death marches during World War II. Head to Poring Hot Springs. Visit the nearby Kipungit Waterfall or trek on a nature trail that leads to a canopy walk. After lunch, journey to

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BORNEO WILDLIFE DISCOVERER 15 DAYS / 14 NIGHTS

FROM

$4,595*

The great rainforests of Borneo present a multitude of exciting activities, from the ancient equatorial rainforest in Mulu National Park to the loveable orang-utans in Sabah.

Kinabalu Park Kota Kinabalu

BORNEO

Sandakan

SABAH

Miri

and group.

Visit the world famous Sepilok Orang-

DAY 2 BAKO NATIONAL PARK

BORNEO

HIGHLIGHTS Experience wildlife, rainforest and beaches Visit spectacular Danum Valley Enjoy wild orang-utan spotting

INCLUSIONS 13 nights hotel and one night longhouse accommodation, meals as indicated, transportation and activities as specified, national park fees and services of an Exodus tour leader throughout. Jogjakarta

utan Sanctuary. It is the largest orangutan sanctuary in the world and helps to

Head to nearby Bako National Park, famous

rehabilitate orphans and release captured

for the proboscis monkey. (B)

orang-utans into the wild. There is also the

DAY 3 MULU NATIONAL PARK Fly to Mulu National Park. Explore Deer Cave,

option to visit Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre later on. (B)

a mass exodus of the bats at dusk which is a

DAY 10 SEPILOK – DANUM VALLEY

truly amazing sight to see. (B)

Drive to Lahad Datu, then off-road to Danum

home to millions of bats and swifts. There is

DAY 4 MULU NATIONAL PARK

Valley Conservation Area, home to many rare and endangered species of mammals and

Mulu National Park has an incredible array

birds. Take an afternoon nature trek to try and

of fauna and flora to explore. Members of the

spot orang-utan and other wildlife. (B)(D)

Penan tribe live within the park and are quite an elusive tribe. There is the opportunity to

DAY 11 DANUM VALLEY

experience the 480 metre Canopy Walkway,

A full day will be spent exploring the trails,

the longest tropical canopy walkway in

the 300m canopy walkway and waterfalls,

the world. (B)

whilst searching for wildlife in this

DAY 5 MULU NATIONAL PARK – KOTA KINABALU Rise early for the dawn chorus in Mulu. Take

MULU NATIONAL PARK

Kuching

DAY 9 KINABALU NATIONAL PARK – SEPILOK

DAY 1 KUCHING

remarkable place. There is a chance to see orang-utan, deer, giant flying squirrels, gibbons and more! (B)(L)(D)

a walk along some of the self-guided trails.

DAY 12 KINABATANGAN RIVER

After lunch fly to Kota Kinabalu, with free

Take a final early morning nature walk before

time on arrival. (B)

departing for Kinabatangan River. This

DAY 6 KOTA KINABALU

area has one of the highest concentrations of orang-utans and proboscis monkeys in

Today is free to enjoy some of the many

Malaysian Borneo, with the chance to see

activities Kota Kinabalu has to offer –

much more. (B)(L)(D)

snorkelling, diving or simply relaxing. (B)

DAY 13 KINABATANGAN RIVER

DAY 7 KINABALU NATIONAL PARK

Be up with the animals at dawn for a wildlife

Travel two hours by road to Kinabalu

cruise, followed by a trek. In the afternoon

National Park. Stop en route at Nabalu market

take another cruise to see what wildlife you

where villagers come to sell their produce and

can spot, including perhaps a crocodile.

handicraft. You will also have a tour of a tea

(B)(L)(D)

plantation where you will spend the night in a traditional Rungus, bamboo longhouse.

DAY 14 GOMANTONG CAVES – SANDAKAN

DAY 8 SEPILOK

Journey to Sandakan by road stopping on the

The journey to Sepilok is around five hours.

way at the bizarre Gomantong Caves. (B)

Stop at the Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary where you will have an up close look at this extraordinary animal. (B)

DAY 15 SANDAKAN The trip ends after breakfast. (B)

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Arrive in Kuching and meet your tour leader


MULU NATIONAL PARK 3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS

FROM

$469*

ACTIVE DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE

BORNEO

TRAVEL SCALE

DAY 1 MULU NATIONAL PARK Arrive in Mulu and transfer to your accommodation. In the afternoon, visit Deer Cave and Lang Cave. En route visit the Canopy Walkway, the longest tropical walkway in the world. (D)

Mulu National Park is one of Sarawak’s principal national parks, with one of the most spectacular limestone cave systems in the world.

DAY 2 MULU NATIONAL PARK Travel by longboat upriver to Wind Cave via the Penan settlement, home to this fascinating tribe. The Penan people are hunter-gatherers by nature and remarkably have no social classes or hierarchies. Also

INCLUSIONS

visit Clearwater Cave where unusual stone

Two nights accommodation, meals

out on a walking tour to see the jungle come

as indicated, sightseeing and transportation as specified and services of a local English speaking driver guide.

formations can be seen. As night falls, head alive with nocturnal creatures. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 3 MULU NATIONAL PARK Transfer to the airport. (B)

MIRI & BEYOND 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

FROM

$879*

DISCOVERY DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE DEPARTS

DAY 1 MIRI Transfer to your hotel. This afternoon, enjoy an excursion to a Taoist temple and a local market place.

DAY 2 NIAH NATIONAL PARK Travel to Niah National Park’s headquarters

Situated in northern Sarawak, Miri is a multi-cultural town and gateway to many of Sarawak’s world famous national parks.

and board a boat to cross the Niah River. Walk through the rainforest on a plank walkway to reach the Niah Cave entrance. You will have time to explore the cave before returning to Miri. (B)(L)

DAY 3 IBAN LONGHOUSE & L AMBIR HILLS

INCLUSIONS

Visit a local Iban longhouse and spend time

Three nights accommodation, meals as indicated, sightseeing and transportation as specified and services of a local English speaking driver guide.

learning about their communal living style. Stop by Lambir Hills National Park. (B)(L)

DAY 4 MIRI Transfer to the airport. (B)

LEMANAK RIVER SAFARI & IBAN LONGHOUSE 2 DAYS / 1 NIGHT

FROM

$395*

DISCOVERY DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE DEPARTS

DAY 1 KUCHING – LONGHOUSE Depart Kuching for the drive to Lemanak River. En route stop for lunch at Lachau. Board a long boat at the jetty and travel to the longhouse. Spend the afternoon interacting with the locals. After dinner, enjoy a performance of traditional dances. (L)(D)

Immerse yourself in the culture and customs of the indigenous tribes of the region.

DAY 2 LONGHOUSE – KUCHING This morning watch local cultural activities, including a blowpipe demonstration. Trek

INCLUSIONS

through the jungle and visit the native burial

One night accommodation, meals as indicated, sightseeing and transportation as specified and services of a local English speaking driver guide.

grounds. Return to Kuching by long boat and car. (B) NOTE Accommodation is very basic and dormitory style. The trip operates with a minimum 2 passengers.

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HANDPICKED SABAH 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

DAY 1 KOTA KINABALU Transfer from the airport to your hotel.

$2,035*

FROM

these amazing animals up close. Afterwards

National Park. Spend the day snorkelling in

transfer to Sepilok Orang-utan Sanctuary for

the clear waters and relax on some white

the afternoon feeding session of Borneo’s

sand islands. Later discover the local tribes

most iconic mammal. It is also possible to

at Mari Mari Cultural Village. The village operates as a museum preserving Borneo’s ethnic tribes in one village. (B)

you’ll find Mount Kinabalu and the

DAY 3 KOTA KINABALU – PORING HOT SPRINGS

Sepilok Orang-utan Sanctuary.

Today head out to the cooler climes of

experiences in Malaysia. Sabah is where

at Labuk Bay. This is a great chance to see

Enjoy a cruise through Tunku Abdul Rahman

ethnic culture and features five different

Borneo is home to the best wildlife

Today visit a proboscis monkey sanctuary

arrange a night walk at Sepilok. (B)

DAY 8 SEPILOK – SANDAKAN Today you will be transferred to Sandakan Airport where your trip ends. (B)

Kinabalu Park, home to between 5000-6000 species of plants and 430 different birds and mammals. Stop at a local Dusun village for a meal with a local family and take a short walk

Mount Kinabalu Kota Kinabalu

around the village. (B)

Poring Hot Springs

Sandakan

Sepilok Kinabatangan

SABAH

DAY 4 PORING HOT SPRINGS Today is free for you to relax and spend some time at the springs. The energetic can take to some self-guided trails. There is also a butterfly garden, orchid garden (closed on Mondays) and a canopy walk for an additional cost. (B)

DAY 5 PORING HOT SPRINGS – KINABATANGAN

TURTLE ISL AND ESCAPE 2 DAYS / 1 NIGHT FROM $475* DEPARTS DAILY

The Kinabatangan River is one of the longest

HIGHLIGHTS See orang-utans in Sepilok Jungle walk in Kinabatangan Majestic Mount Kinabalu

rivers in Borneo and is home to some of Borneo’s highest concentrations of wildlife.

Spend the day relaxing on the beach or

In the afternoon, head out on a river cruise

snorkelling and in the evening watch

in search of proboscis monkeys, orang-utans

turtles come ashore to lay their eggs.

and elephant. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 6 KINABATANGAN

INCLUSIONS

Seven nights accommodation, meals

Today it’s all about the wildlife. Dawn and

One night accommodation on Selingan

as indicated, sightseeing as specified,

dusk are the best times and you will enjoy boat

Turtle Island, sightseeing as specified

INCLUSIONS services of a private car and local English speaking driver guides.

cruises at these times to look for proboscis monkeys, silver leaf and long tail macaques

and return boat and road transfers from Sandakan.

and, if you’re lucky, elephants. (B)(L)(D)

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DAY 2 KOTA KINABALU

DAY 7 KINABATANGAN – SEPILOK


ANIMAL MAGIC 3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS

FROM

$1,085*

LEISURELY DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE

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TRAVEL SCALE

Have a wild time seeking Sabah’s most fascinating animals on Turtle Island and at Sepilok.

DAY 1 SANDAKAN – TURTLE ISL AND Transfer from Sandakan Airport and journey by longboat to Selingan Turtle Island. Join a ranger to witness the release of hatched turtles. (L)(D)

DAY 2 TURTLE ISL AND – KINABATANGAN Travel to the complex cave system at Gomantong and continue to Kinabatangan River. Take a boat trip to spy the proboscis monkey. Head out on a night walk. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 3 KINABATANGAN – SEPILOK – SANDAKAN

INCLUSIONS Two nights accommodation, meals as indicated, sightseeing as specified and private transfers with a driver guide.

Depart Kinabatangan River and visit the Sepilok Orang-Utan Centre. Witness the feeding of orphaned orang-utans and learn about the rehabilitation process before transferring to Sandakan Airport. (B)

KINABALU SUMMIT 3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS

FROM

$1,145*

ACTIVE DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE DEPARTS

DAY 1 KOTA KINABALU – MOUNT KINABALU Travel from your hotel in Kota Kinabalu to Kinabalu National Park. Later, your guide will take you on a guided walk along some of the lower trails around the park.

A strenuous, but enthralling two day climb to Mount Kinabalu’s summit.

DAY 2 MOUNT KINABALU Begin the steep climb to the midway point at Laban Rata. Climbing starts around 2000m, steadily rising the next morning to the peak of 4095m. (B)(L)(D)

INCLUSIONS

DAY 3 MOUNT KINABALU – KOTA KINABALU

Two nights accommodation, meals as

At 3am, proceed to the rocky summit of

indicated, sightseeing as specified and

Mount Kinabalu, arriving at time for sunrise.

private transfers with a driver guide.

Descend to your rest house by breakfast and continue down to the park. Transfer back to Kota Kinabalu Airport or hotel. (B)(L)

KINABALU TRAIL 3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS

FROM

$1,215*

LEISURELY DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE

If you do not want to reach the summit you can climb half way up and

DAY 1 KINABALU NATIONAL PARK Travel two hours along the ridges of Kinabalu National Park. Take guided nature walks looking for flora and fauna. (L)(D)

DAY 2 KINABALU NATIONAL PARK After breakfast, begin the mountain climb. Proceed to the start of the Summit Trail at the

experience the wonders of this

Power Station. Trek up to Layang-Layang and

mountain at a comfortable pace.

enjoy a packed lunch along the way. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 3 KOTA KINABALU

INCLUSIONS

Travel to Poring Hot Springs. Trek to the

Two nights accommodation, meals as indicated, sightseeing as specified, services of a private car and local English speaking driver guides.

canopy walkway and observe wildlife from the canopy. Return to your hotel in Kota Kinabalu. (B) NOTE Accommodation on Mount Kinabalu is dormitory style.

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Welcome to

EXPERIENCES NOT TO BE MISSED BEIJING In Beijing, traces of the past are everywhere, often side by side with modern developments. Discover the Hutongs, the famous alleyways with traditional homes, and explore the immense Forbidden City.

GREAT WALL OF CHINA Arguably the most recognisable symbol

Changde

Dunhuang Jiayuguan

Kuqa

BEIJING

Kashgar

Pingyao

of China, the Great Wall consists of

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numerous walls and fortifications that were

Xi'an

constructed by independent kingdoms.

TERRACOTTA WARRIORS In 1974 peasants in Xi’an stumbled upon one of the most important archaeological finds of the 20th century, 8000 life-sized terracotta figures of soldiers arranged in

Lhasa

Luoyang Zhengzhou Nanjing

Yichang Chengdu Hangzhou Chongqing Lijiang Kaili Golyang Guilin Yangshuo Dali Kunming

Shanghai

Guangzhou Hong Kong

battle formation.

YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE Asia’s longest river, the Yangtze, flows from the glaciers of Tibet’s eastern mountain range to Shanghai. Pass through spectacular landscapes on a river cruise and witness river and rural life.

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HANDPICKED CHINA 13 DAYS / 12 NIGHTS

DAY 1 SHANGHAI Arrive in Shanghai and transfer to your hotel.

FROM

$6,135*

DAY 2 SHANGHAI Enjoy sightseeing in Shanghai. (B)(L)

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DAY 3 SHANGHAI – LONGSHENG LEISURELY DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE DEPARTS

Fly to Guilin and transfer to Longsheng. (B)(D)

DAY 4 LONGSHENG – SANJIANG Visit the Longji rice terraces. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 5 SANJIANG – YANGSHUO Visit the Great Wall, marvel at the

Enjoy a cooking class in Yangshuo. (B)(L)

Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an, trek

DAY 6 YANGSHUO

through the Longji rice terraces

Take a tai chi class, enjoy a bike ride and a bamboo raft ride along the Li River. (B)(L)

and live it up in Shanghai.

DAY 7 YANGSHUO – XI’AN Transfer to Guilin and fly to Xi’an. (B)(L)

BEIJING

HIGHLIGHTS

Pingyao

Ancient walled town of Pingyao Great Wall of China

DAY 9 XI’AN – PINGYAO

Terracotta Warriors

Xi'an

Take the bullet train from Xi’an to Pingyao.

INCLUSIONS

CHINA Shanghai

Tour this ancient walled town. (B)(L)

12 nights accommodation, meals as indicated, sightseeing, train travel and flights as specified, services of

Sanjiang

a private car and driver and local

Longsheng Guilin

DAY 8 XI’AN Tour Xi’an. (B)(L)

DAYS 10-12 PINGYAO – BEIJING Ride the bullet train to Beijing. In Beijing, tour the city on arrival. (B)

DAY 13 BEIJING

English speaking guides.

Yangshuo

Transfer to the airport. (B)

CHINA ADVENTURE

Hainan Island

8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

FROM

$2,985*

DAY 1 BEIJING Arrive in Beijing and transfer to your hotel.

DAY 2 BEIJING Tour Beijing’s most famous sights, including

LEISURELY DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE

TRAVEL SCALE

Kota Kinabalu

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From the ancient structures and famous sights of Beijing to the incredible craft

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g

that went into the Terracotta Warriors of

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Xi’an and bustling Shanghai, see China’s

KALIMANTAN

SUMATRA

SULAWESI

best on this eight day tour.

JAVA

MOUNT BROMO

KOMODO ISLANDS

Flores

Muslim Quarter and the Great Mosque.(B)

DAY 6 XI’AN – SHANGHAI

HIGHLIGHTS

Fly to the city of Shanghai. (B)

Forbidden City in Beijing

DAY 7 SHANGHAI

Tiananmen Square

Xi'an

the 15th century city walls and wander the

and the Neolithic village of Banpo. (B)(L)

Surabaya

Ijen BEIJING BALI Jogjakarta

DAY 4 BEIJING – XI’AN Take a morning bullet train to Xi’an. Tour

Visit the incredible Terracotta Warriors

Makasar

Jakarta

DAY 3 BEIJING Enjoy the dramatic scenery at the Great

DAY 5 XI’AN

Toraja

INDONESIA

bustling Tiananmen Square. (B)(L)

Wall of China at Mutianyu today. (B)(L)

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the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven and

City Walls in Xi’an

CHINA Shanghai

Head out for a full day exploring Shanghai’s

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fascinating sights, including the historical

Seven nights accommodation, meals

Concession. (B)(L)

Bund, the bustling Yu Gardens and French

as indicated, sightseeing, train travel, flights and transfers as specified and services of local English speaking guides.

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CHINA PINGYAO

CHINA BY HIGH SPEED TRAIN 10 DAYS / 9 NIGHTS

FROM

$3,755*

LEISURELY DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE

DAY 1 BEIJING

DAY 6 PINGYAO – XI’AN

Arrive in Beijing and transfer to your hotel.

Transfer to Taiyuan railway station to board

This afternoon visit the city’s famed hutongs

the high speed train to Xi’an. On arrival in

and the Drum Tower. End the day with a

Xi’an, you will be met and transferred to

visit to Wangfujing neighbourhood, home

your hotel. This afternoon take a bike tour

to the famous Wangfujing Road, the most

to discover and glide through Xi’an without

commercial area of the capital.

traffic jams and crowds. During your tour,

DAY 2 BEIJING

they stand restored and reconstructed and

City. Climb the artificial Coal Hill just behind

are a part of the fortifications still visible

the Forbidden City for a spectacular view of

in China. (B)

the entire site which allows you to grasp the

wonders from the luxury of the country’s

layout of the whole of Beijing. (B)

DAY 3 BEIJING

bullet train. This journey speeds you from the wonders of Beijing to the ancient city of Xi’an.

Xi'an

Luoyang

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with pit number one the most impressive, with about 2000 warriors. You will also visit

the Summer Palace. (B)(L)

the small museum on site that houses two splendid bronze chariots. (B)

board a high speed train to Taiyuan. On

DAY 8 XI’AN – HUASHAN – LUOYANG

arrival you will be met and transferred to

Depart by road to Luoyang and en route

Pingyao, the best preserved medieval city in

visit Huashan. Often forgotten about, Mount

the whole of China. The city is a collection of

Huashan is one of the five sacred Taoist

paved alleyways, lined with traditional ­

mountains offering incredible views. Head

courtyard-style homes lit with red lanterns

to the Northern Peak by cable car and then

and surrounded by perfectly conserved

walk to the Eastern Peak and admire the

reinforced city walls. The town is a perfect

breathtaking views along Blue Dragon Ridge.

example of the traditional China that most

On return to the foot of the mountain, you

people have in their minds. (B)

will be taken back to Huashan train station

DAY 5 PINGYAO Spend the morning exploring some of the

Guilin Yangshuo Dali HIGHLIGHTS Kunming

statues are viewed in three separate pits

Wall. After lunch, return to Beijing and visit

Transfer to Beijing railway station to

Pingyao

DAY 7 XI’AN Today visit the Terracotta Warriors. The

Today visit the Mutianyu section of the Great

DAY 4 BEIJING – PINGYAO

BEIJING

built during the Ming Dynasty. Today,

Visit the Temple of Heaven and the Forbidden

Discover China’s most famous historical most modern mode of transport - the

you will see the impressive Xi’an ramparts

other main interests of the region including

for the high speed train to Luoyang. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. (B)

the merchants’ houses and cave dwellings.

DAY 9 LUOYANG – BEIJING

Visit the Wang Family Residence, which

Today visit Longmen Caves, one of the finest

is made up of an imposing labyrinth of

examples of Chinese Buddhist art. This

courtyards, small gardens, temples and

afternoon, transfer to Luoyang train station

narrow stairways. On your return to Pingyao,

for the high speed train to Beijing. On arrival

stop in Zhangbicun, a small village famous

in Beijing, you will be met and transferred to

INCLUSIONS

for its underground tunnels and explore

your hotel. (B)

Nine nights accommodation, meals as

is famous for. End the day with a visit to the

Guangzhou T  ravel aboard ultra-modern high Hong Kong speed trains

Combine the very best of ancient and modern China

some of the cave dwellings that the region

indicated, sightseeing and train travel as specified, services of a private car and driver and local English speaking guides.

Shuanglin Buddhist Temple which is well known for its finely sculptured statues which

DAY 10 BEIJING Transfer to the airport where your journey ends. (B)

have been very well preserved and still retain their original colours. (B)

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PANDAS & BUDDHAS OF SICHUAN 6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS

FROM

$2,519*

DAY 1 CHENGDU Arrive in Chengdu and transfer to your hotel. This evening try mapo doufu, a traditional Sichuanese dish. (D)

DAY 2 CHENGDU

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Enjoy a morning walk through the People’s

DISCOVERY DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE

Park. Visit the archaeological site of Sanxingdui, where objects dating from as early as 2000BC have been found. Return to Chengdu and visit Wenshu Temple. Have a cup of tea in the House of Tea before dining in the garden of the vegetarian restaurant in the temple. (B)(D)

Dunhuang Jiayuguan

A trip to Sichuan reveals its craggy BEIJING

landscapes, delicious food, Tibetan culture and pandas. You will get to know this

DAY 3 CHENGDU – BIFENGXIA Travel to the Bifengxia Panda Centre, the largest centre for endangered pandas in captivity in

renowned animal through participation in

the world. Your volunteer programme will start

a volunteer programme.

early afternoon. You will have the opportunity to feed the pandas and more. (B)(L)

MONGOLIA CHINA

HIGHLIGHTS

Chengdu

Sichuan’s mountain scenery

Depart for Leshan to see the largest Buddha

Volunteer experience at the

statue in the world. Also visit Oriental Buddha

Bifengxia Panda Base

Park and continue on to Emeishan. (B)

The mammoth Buddha at Leshan

INCLUSIONS

Leshan

DAY 4 BIFENGXIA – LESHAN – EMEISHAN

DAY 5 EMEISHAN Explore Emei Mountain and discover the

Five nights accommodation, meals as indicated, sightseeing and train travel as specified, services of a private car and driver and local English speaking guides.

major temples and pine forest. This evening, enjoy a famous Sichuan Hotpot. (B)(L)

DAY 6 EMEISHAN – CHENGDU Transfer to Chengdu where your journey ends. (B)

n

YUNNAN - DALI & LIJIANG BY TRAIN

On arrival transfer to your hotel.

6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS

Visit Yuantong Temple, the Golden Temple

FROM

$1,975*

DAY 1 KUNMING DAY 2 KUNMING – DALI and the Yunnan Ethnic Minorities Museum. After dinner board the overnight sleeper train

DISCOVERY DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE

TRAVEL SCALE

to Dali. (B)(D)

DAY 3 DALI Arrive early into Dali. Spend the day exploring the city. Visit one of the weekly markets, see the Three Pagodas at the Chongsheng Temple

With an alluring, mountainous backdrop, Yunnan Province is home to 29 of China’s

DAY 4 DALI – LIJIANG

56 ethnic groups. Discover the spectacular

Take the train to Lijiang and stroll around

scenery and rich cultural Sandakandiversity of Yunnan

Kota Kinabalu

on this journey to Dali and Lijiang by train. BRUNEI Miri

Medan

Dali

Toraja INCLUSIONS

majestically to the north of the city. On the way back to Lijiang, pass by Lashi Lake and take a horse ride along the historic Horse

Makasar Five nights accommodation, meals as

Jogjakarta

LAOS

Visit Jade Dragon Mountain, which stands

Discover Yunnan Province by rail SULAWESI

JAVA

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Ethnic minority groups KALIMANTAN Cobbled streets of Lijiang

Jakarta

the Forbidden City in Beijing. Head to the

fruits and even daily tools. (B)

HIGHLIGHTS

Kunming INDONESIA

based on the same style of architecture as

traditional clothing selling teas, vegetables,

Kuching

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Shanghai

the old town. Visit the Mu Palace which is

local market and see locals still dressed in

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Padang Lijiang

and then stroll through the old town of Dali. (B)

indicated, sightseeing and train travel Surabaya MOUNT as specified, services of a private car and BROMO Ijen

driver and local KOMODO English speaking guides. BALI ISLANDS Flores

Tea Trail. Return to Lijiang and board the overnight sleeper train to Kunming. (B)

DAY 6 KUNMING Arrive early morning and transfer to either the airport or hotel. (B)

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WALKING THE GREAT WALL 9 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS

FROM

DAY 1 BEIJING Arrive in Beijing and meet your Exodus tour leader and group members.

$1,695*

DAY 2 BEIJING – JIANKOU Transfer to Mutianyu and trek past

CHALLENGING SELECTED DATES, SEP ’16 – OCT ’17 TRAVEL ST YLE SMALL GROUP TRIP TRAVEL SCALE

DAY 3 JIANKOU – GUBEIKOU

DEPARTS

Today trek to a section of the wall built in 1368

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watchtowers. (B)(L)(D)

during the Ming dynasty. In the afternoon continue by car to Gubeikou. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 4 GUBEIKOU Trek one of the Seven Wonders of the World, far from the crowds. As you trek along various contrasting sections of the wall, get closer to day-to-day life in rural China.

Walk along the wall near Gubeikou. There are 14 beacon towers, 143 watchtowers, 16 strategic passes and 3 citadels in this section. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 5 GUBEIKOU – JINSHANLING Hike past villages to Jinshanling. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 6 JINSHANLING- SIMATAI

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Walk over mountain ridges from Jinshanling

HIGHLIGHTS Hike remote areas of the Great Wall

to Simatai. (B)(L)(D)

See rural life first hand

DAY 7 SIMATAI – HUANGYAGUAN

Visit the Eastern Qing Tombs

Drive to Taipingzhai and trek to

Huangyaguan

Huangyaguan. (B)(L)(D)

INCLUSIONS Kuqa Eight nights accommodation, meals

Kashgar

as indicated, sightseeing and activities as specified and services of an Exodus

DAY 8 HUANGYAGUAN – BEIJING

BEIJING

Transfer to Beijing and enjoy a sightseeing tour. (B)

DAY 9 BEIJING

tour leader throughout.

Your trip ends this morning. (B)

ESSENTIAL CHINA 10 DAYS / 9 NIGHTS

FROM

$2,595*

LEISURELY SELECTED DATES, SEP ’16 – OCT ’17 TRAVEL ST YLE SMALL GROUP TRIP

TRAVEL SCALE DEPARTS

Visit all that defines China - the Terracotta Warriors, the Great Wall and the Forbidden

DAY 1 BEIJING

Yichang Chengdu Shangha Hangzhou Chongqing DAY 2 BEIJING Spend the day at the Great Wall. (B)(L) Lijiang Lhasa Kaili DAY 3 BEIJING Golyang Guilin Enjoy a day of sightseeing in Beijing, visiting Tiananmen Square, Hutongs and Yangshuo Dali Kunming the Forbidden City. This evening board the Guangzhou sleeper train to Xi’an. (B)(L) DAY 4 XI’AN Hong Kong Arrive in Beijing and meet your Exodus tour leader and group members.

This afternoon explore Xi’an. (B)

City, on this introductory exploration of

DAY 5 XI’AN – YANGSHUO

one of the world’s most diverse countries.

Visit the Terracotta Warriors. This afternoon

End your journey in the exciting city of Hong Kong.

fly to Guilin and transfer by road to Yangshuo. (B)(L)

DAYS 6-7 YANGSHUO

BEIJING

Kuqa

HIGHLIGHTS Walk the Great Wall Explore rural Yangshuo Vibrant Hong Kong

INCLUSIONS Nine nights accommodation, meals as indicated, transport and activities as specified and services of an Exodus tour leader throughout.

You will have two free days for optional

Kashgar

activities. (B)

DAY 8 YANGSHUO – HONG KONG Travel by bus to Guilin to board the bullet train to Shenzhen. Cross into Hong Kong. (B)

DAY 9 HONG KONG

Xi'an

CHINA

Lhasa After a morning orientation tour of Hong Kong, including Victoria Peak, the afternoon is free. (B)

Kota Kinabalu

DAY 10 HONG KONG Medan

Hong Kong

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Your trip ends today. (B)

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Dunhuang VICTORIA CRUISESJiayuguan

– THREE GORGES HIGHLIGHTS 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

FROM

$599*

YANGTZE RIVER

DAY 1 CHONGQING

through the Three Gorges Dam ship locks.

Transfer to the pier for embarkation on your

(B)(L)(D)

Victoria Yangtze River Cruise. Cruising begins this evening on departure from Chongqing. (D)

DAY 4 THREE GORGES DAM – YICHANG

DAY 2 FENGDU

This morning’s shore excursion is to the

Take a shore excursion to Shibaozhai, with

DISCOVERY DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE RIVER CRUISE TRAVEL SCALE

its impressive wooden pagoda, appropriately named “The Pearl of the Yangtze”. Depending on river conditions, an alternate excursion may be substituted to Fengdu, visiting the new relocation village built for families who have moved as a result of the

Victoria’s ships are specially designed to navigate the Yangtze River. Enjoy all the comfort and elegance of river cruising as you pass through the stunning Three Gorges.

Incredible gorge scenery Ancient temples

in reverse as 5 Days/4 Nights.

DAY 3 THREE GORGES

and Wu Gorge. Qutang Gorge is the shortest, narrowest and most dramatic. The Wu Gorge is known for its quiet beauty, forest-covered mountains and cliffs so sheer that the sun barely penetrates the precipices. Transfer

Stream. Depending on river conditions, an

the ship and shore excursions.

NOTE The cruise itinerary also operates

Enter the Three Gorges, one of nature’s most

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activities and entertainment on board

airport or your hotel. (B)

Chongqing is also available.

Three nights accommodation in a standard cabin, meals as indicated, all

in Yichang at midday. Transfer to either the

An 8 Day/7 Night cruise Chongqing to

to another vessel for a relaxing excursion

Lhasa

engineering feat before your cruise concludes

Three Gorges Dam. (B)(L)(D)

pass through the first two—Qutang Gorge

Journey along the Yangtze River

Dam. Learn about the construction of this

Yangtze’s rising waters brought about by the

extraordinary sculptures. Today you will

HIGHLIGHTS

immense project of the Three Gorges

through the attractive gorges of Goddess alternate excursion may be substituted to the gorges of Shennong Stream. Enter Xiling Gorge, the longest and the deepest

SHENNONG STREAM SMALL UPSTREAM GORGES DANING RIVER THREE

GORGES DAM

White Emperor City Wushan Wanzhou THREE GORGES Shibaozhai Fengdu Chongqing

Yichang

DOWNSTREAM

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of the Three Gorges. In the evening, sail

VICTORIA ANNA

VICTORIA JENNA

VICTORIA KATARINA

The Victoria Anna has 133 balcony cabins

The largest and newest vessel in the fleet, the

Refurbished in 2014, the Victoria Katarina has

and has the most suites of any ship on the

Victoria Jenna has 189 balcony cabins.

132 cabins with outstanding services.

Yangtze River.

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THE SILK ROAD 15 DAYS / 14 NIGHTS

FROM

$3,655*

BEIJING

DAY 1 TASHKENT

and Handicraft Street, where local artisans

Arrive in Tashkent and, depending on your

still work their crafts like their forefathers

arrival time, your touring of the city may

would have done for centuries. (B)(D)

commence this afternoon.

DAY 9 KASHGAR Join the crowds at the 200-year-old Kashgar

DEPARTS

Take the fast train to Samarkand, arriving

Bazaar, where the population swells by

mid-morning. Steeped in history, there is a

100,000 with locals buying and selling

lot to explore including the grand Registan

their wares. Later head towards the main

Square, Bibi Khanum Mosque and the exotic

market followed by an exploration of the old

Siab Bazaar. (B)

town. (B)(D)

LEISURELY SELECTED DATES, SEP ’16 – NOV ‘17 TRAVEL ST YLE SMALL GROUP TRIP

DAY 3 SAMARKAND – BUKHARA

DAY 10 KASHGAR – NARYN

merchants created trade routes through

Continue your sightseeing of Samarkand

Head for the Torugart Pass back into

deserts and over mountains. Discover

before travelling to Bukhara. (B)

Kyrgyzstan where across the border you’ll

the highlights of the Silk Road in

DAY 4 BUKHARA – TASHKENT

For century’s great caravans of

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Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and China.

see the scenery change from desolate alpine desert to lush green pastures and peaks on

The World Heritage city of Bukhara dates

the way to Naryn. (B)(L)

back 2000 years. Spend the day discovering evening board an overnight train back

DAY 11 ISSYK KUL & JET Y OGUZ GORGE

to Tashkent. (B)

This morning head towards Issyk Kul Lake,

the fascinating history of the city. This

KYRGYZSTAN

Tashkent FERGANA VALLEY UZBEKISTAN Osh Bukhara Samarkand

the second largest salt lake in the world. On

DAY 5 TASHKENT – FERGANA VALLEY

Bishkek Naryn Kashgar CHINA

Dunhuang Jiayuguan

On arrival in Tashkent enjoy breakfast before venturing by ‘car caravan’ to Fergana Valley, flanked by the Tian Shan and Gissar Alai

Kashgar’s Sunday Bazaar

INCLUSIONS 14 nights accommodation, meals as indicated, transportation and activities as specified and services of an Exodus tour leader throughout.

BEIJING Spend the night camping in a traditional yurt at Jety Oguz Gorge. (B)(D)

Khudoyar-Khan Palace and in Rishtan to visit

Today take a four hour hike through the

a ceramic workshop. (B)

gorge. A vehicle willZhengzhou then take you the short

DAY 6 OSH

Nanjing lake where you will enjoy a short tour of

Louyang

drive to Xi'an Karakol on the eastern side of the

a silk factory before continuing towards the

A  ncient Samarkand and Bukhara

where there is a small handicraft museum.

Pingyao DAY 12 KARAKOL

Margilan, a city famed for silk making. Visit

Majestic Tian Shan Mountains

the way stop at the small town of Kochkor Changde

Mountains. Stop in Kokand to visit the great

Journey to Kyrgyzstan today. The first stop is

HIGHLIGHTS

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TRAVEL SCALE

DAY 2 TASHKENT – SAMARKAND

Yichang

the town. (B) Chengdu

Shanghai

DAY 13Chongqing ISSYK KUL Hangzhou

Start the day with a visit of Przhevalsky Lijiang Museum, and Kaili then continue around the Golyang Guilin north shore of the lake towards Cholpon Suliman Too, the central square and the Explore nearbyYangshuo petroglyphs which History Museum. (B) Dali Yata. Kunming are between 4000 and 1400 years old. The Guangzhou DAY 7 OSH – KASHGAR afternoon is free to relax. (B)(D) Hong Kong An early start today to the Chinese border, border. After immigration formalities proceed

Lhasa

to Osh where you visit the sacred mountain

admiring the stunning views along the way.

DAY 14 ISSYK KUL – BISHKEK

After border formalities, continue to the next

Leave the lake behind and head for Bishkek.

grand Silk Road city of Kashgar. (B)(L)(D)

Arriving late afternoon, take a walking tour. (B)

DAY 8 KASHGAR

DAY 15 BISHKEK

Today visit Id Kah Mosque, Apak Hoja’s Tomb

Your trip ends after breakfast. (B)

Kota Kinabalu

BRUNEI

Sandakan

Miri

Medan

BORNEO Padang

Kuching

KALIMANTAN

SUMATRA

SULAWESI Toraja

INDONESIA

Makasar

Jakarta JAVA Jogjakarta

Surabaya MOUNT BROMO

Ijen BALI

KOMODO ISLANDS

Flores

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HIKING THE GREAT WALL 2 DAYS / 1 NIGHT

FROM

$849*

ACTIVE DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE

CHINA

DEPARTS

DAY 1 BEIJING – MUTIANYU Depart Beijing for Jiankou where you will begin your trek. The whole day will be spent on the wall, taking in spectacular scenery and observing finely restored watchtowers. Few visitors get this far so you may have

Learn all about the wall in the company of an expert guide on this journey which encompasses two of the Great Wall’s most spectacular sections.

the experience all to yourself. A driver will then transfer you to your accommodation for the night. (L)(D)

DAY 2 MUTIANYU – BEIJING A morning drive takes you to Jinshanling where you will start your hike. This section

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offers the best hiking anywhere on the Great

One night guesthouse accommodation,

ever-changing scenery. Enjoy a well-deserved

meals as indicated, transportation and activities as specified and services of a

Wall, with excellent photo opportunities and hot pot lunch on return to Beijing. (B)(L)

local English speaking guide.

WATER TOWN DISCOVERY 3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS

FROM

$1,755*

DISCOVERY DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE DEPARTS

DAY 1 SHANGHAI – SUZHOU – WUZHEN Depart for Suzhou where a morning bike ride takes you around the narrow streets of the old town, passing many canals. Visit the Master of the Nets Garden with a local gardener and learn about Bonsai. Later

A discovery of the ‘Venice of China’, experiencing intricate canal networks and bridges crafted in stone.

continue to Wuzhen.

DAY 2 WUZHEN – HANGZHOU Take a morning guided tour of Gongsheng Distillery, followed by a shadow puppet performance. Continue to Anji, home to the

INCLUSIONS

largest bamboo forest in China. Afterwards

Two nights accommodation, meals as indicated, sightseeing and transport as specified and services of a local English speaking guide.

head to Hangzhou via a tea plantation. (B)

DAY 3 HANGZHOU – SHANGHAI Discover the mythical West Lake. Continue into the hills to admire the tea-leaf fields. Return to Shanghai by train. (B)

LONGSHENG RICE PADDY FIELDS 2 DAYS / 1 NIGHT

FROM

$539*

DISCOVERY DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE

DAY 1 GUILIN – LONGSHENG Transfer to Longsheng and Huangluo Yao village, home of the Red Yao minority where the women are characterised by their long black hair. Continue to the village of Ping’an, a 600-year-old village that is home to the Zhuang minority, where you will overnight.

Over 700 years ago locals sculpted the mountains to grow rice. The region is home to incredible rice terrace scenery and minority villages.

DAY 2 LONGSHENG – YANGSHUO – GUILIN Depart on foot for a four hour walk. Walk along the Dragon’s Backbone, as it’s commonly known, one of the most beautiful stretches of rice terrace scenery, and home

INCLUSIONS

to many small villages. Transfer back to

One night accommodation, meals as

Guilin. (B)(L)

indicated, sightseeing and transport as specified and services of a local English speaking guide.

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EXPERIENCE BEIJING 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

FROM

PENTA HOTEL

NOVOTEL XINQIAO

With a fantastic downtown location, this

An Adventure World favourite, this

hotel offers comfort, service and convenience.

comfortable hotel is directly opposite a

Adjacent to the New World Shopping Centre,

subway station and only a short walk from

and with a subway stop just minutes away, all

Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City,

of Beijing is accessible from the hotel.

making it readily accessible to all of Beijing’s

$1,315*

INCLUSIONS Three nights accommodation at selected hotel, meals as indicated, sightseeing as specified, services of a private car and driver and a local English speaking guide.

main sights.

A sense of tradition has been melded with a desire for modernity to create an exciting and hip vibe in Beijing.

DAY 1 BEIJING Transfer from Beijing Airport or train station to your chosen hotel. If time permits visit the Temple of Heaven.

DAY 2 BEIJING This morning explore the Forbidden City, then the afternoon is dedicated to walks around Beihai Lake and Houhai Lake, encircled by Hutongs, Beijing’s famous alleyway homes. End the day with a visit to Drum Tower. (B)

DAY 3 BEIJING No visit to Beijing is complete without an excursion to the Great Wall of China. On return to Beijing visit the Summer Palace, a beautiful mix of temples and gardens. (B)

DAY 4 BEIJING Depending on your flight time, on the way

THE REGENT

AMAN SUMMER PAL ACE

Close to Wangfujing shopping district and

Just a few steps from the East Gate of the

within walking distance of Tiananmen

vast Summer Palace grounds, Aman Summer

Square and the Forbidden City, the Regent

Palace offers a selection of heritage-imbued

Hotel combines a great location with 5-star

dwellings. The 51 rooms and suites overlook

elegance and premier service.

quiet courtyards and offer a tranquil sense of

to the airport head to Beijing’s art scene: the 798 art district. (B)

PER PERSON FROM $

TWIN

PENTA HOTEL

$1,315*

NOVOTEL XINQIAO

$1,409*

THE REGENT

$1,625*

AMAN SUMMER PALACE

$2,475*

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EXPERIENCE SHANGHAI

HOLIDAY INN SHANGHAI DOWNTOWN

ASTOR HOUSE HOTEL

Located in the commercial district, five

A palatial, Victorian-style hotel in a prime

minutes walk to the railway station and

location, just five minutes walk to the iconic

metro, this hotel offers easy access to the

Bund, and within easy reach of Nanjing Road.

city’s highlights. Rooms are contemporary in

Guest rooms are classically furnished with

style and feature a safe and minibar.

European décor and the hotel features a well-

4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS FROM $1,189*

INCLUSIONS Three nights accommodation at selected hotel, meals as indicated, sightseeing as specified and services of a private car and driver and a local English speaking guide.

appointed spa and restaurant.

Cosmopolitan Shanghai is soaring ahead of the rest of China with its modern buildings, chic restaurants and stylish locals.

DAY 1 SHANGHAI Transfer from Shanghai Airport by Maglev (train) with your guide to the city. Begin sightseeing this afternoon discovering the Bund and Nanjing Road.

DAY 2 SHANGHAI Start your day with a visit to Shanghai Museum. Continue to the Jade Buddha Temple, followed by M50, one of the strongholds of the Chinese art scene. (B)

DAY 3 SHANGHAI Explore the French Concession, with a walk through Fuxing Park and Xintiandi. This afternoon continue through the old town to Yu Gardens, visit the bazaar or enjoy a break in a tea house. (B)

DAY 4 SHANGHAI Transfer to the airport. (B)

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TWIN

HOLIDAY INN SHANGHAI DOWNTOWN

$1,189*

ASTOR HOUSE HOTEL

$1,255*

YANGTZE BOUTIQUE SHANGHAI HOTEL

$1,645*

FAIRMONT PEACE HOTEL

$1,939*

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YANGTZE BOUTIQUE SHANGHAI HOTEL

FAIRMONT PEACE HOTEL

Located on Hankou Road, with access to

This legendary and lavish property overlooks

Shanghai’s metro and amongst cultural and

Huangpu River and boasts a history that

entertainment hubs including Nanjing Road,

outshines that of any other hotel in the

rooms combine art deco with old Shanghai

region. Bask in the luxury of the hotel’s

style, each with a balcony or terrace.

indulgent guest rooms and immerse yourself in its illustrious past.

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EXPERIENCE XI’AN

GRAND MERCURE XI’AN RENMIN SQUARE

SOFITEL XI’AN ON RENMIN SQUARE

Three nights accommodation at selected

Within the ancient walls of Xi’an, the

Set inside Xi’an city, this sophisticated

hotel, meals as indicated, sightseeing as

Grand Mercure Xi’an on Renmin Square

hotel is 2km from the Ming Dynasty Drum

specified, services of a private car and

is surrounded by peaceful courtyards and

Tower and accessible to other city highlights.

driver and a local English speaking guide.

gardens. Combining chic Chinese design with

Rooms, suites and apartments feature plush

modern touches, rooms are fully equipped

interiors and are equipped with ultra-modern

with all the comforts including safe, TV and

conveniences, the exclusive Sofitel MyBed,

deluxe amenities.

rainforest shower and Wi-Fi.

THE WESTIN XI’AN

SOFITEL LEGEND PEOPLES GRAND HOTEL

The Westin Xi’an is ideally located within

In an iconic building, this hotel provides

easy access to cultural sites, fine restaurants,

guests a unique sense of place and time in

entertainment and shopping. Rooms are

a city that was China’s capital throughout

spacious and contemporary in design with

13 dynasties. The architecture is a blend

4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

FROM

$1,325*

INCLUSIONS

Xi’an has played a decisive role in the history of China, the capital of the Empire three times and home to the famed Terracotta Warriors.

DAY 1 XI’AN Transfer to your chosen hotel. After check in, visit the Wild Goose Pagoda, Stele Forest and Shaanxi Museum.

DAY 2 XI’AN The morning is dedicated to viewing the Terracotta Warriors. Afterwards, take a one hour bike ride, seeing the impressive ramparts from the Ming Dynasty. Later visit a Chinese-style Mosque. (B)

DAY 3 HUASHAN Set off for Huashan. Explore the area by cable car and by foot, admiring the breathtaking views. (B)(L)

DAY 4 XI’AN Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. If time permits visit Jingdi tomb en route. (B)

PER PERSON FROM $

TWIN

GRAND MERCURE XI’AN RENMIN SQUARE

$1,325*

SOFITEL XI’AN ON RENMIN SQUARE

$1,445*

THE WESTIN XI’AN

$1,625*

views to either the city or gardens. The hotel

of French and Sino-Russian inspiration,

SOFITEL LEGEND PEOPLES GRAND HOTEL

$2,129*

offers excellent options for relaxation with the

combined with a local style. Rooms are

Heavenly Spa by Westin and swimming pool.

spacious and elegant.

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Welcome to

Japan

MOUNT FUJI

EXPERIENCES NOT TO BE MISSED Sapporo

TOKYO

HOKKAIDO

Tokyo is a quirky, curious metropolis that pulses with a constant energy. Its passion for everything new sharply contrasts with the traditional culture that still permeates the city.

KYOTO

HONSHU

UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kyoto is Japan’s former imperial capital. This ancient

JAPAN

city boasts over 2000 classic Buddhist temples, palaces, Shinto shrines, gardens and wooden houses.

MOUNT FUJI This volcano has been worshipped as a sacred mountain for centuries. Enjoy the mountain’s natural surroundings by heading to Fuji Five Lake at the foot of the mountain.

TAKAYAMA Step back in time and walk the narrow streets of Takayama, admiring the well preserved

Hiroshima

Takayama TOKYO Kyoto Mount Fuji Osaka

Nagasaki

SHIKOKU

KYUSHU

17th century merchant houses and traditional wooden Japanese homes.

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JAPAN LAKE ASHINO-KO

HANDPICKED JAPAN 13 DAYS / 12 NIGHTS

FROM

$7,689*

LEISURELY DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE

DAY 1 TOKYO Arrive in Tokyo and transfer to your hotel.

DAY 2 TOKYO

bomb in 1945. Walk through the Peace Park in the centre of Hiroshima, a living memorial

one of the largest fish markets in the world.

dedicated to the tens of thousands who died

Take the subway to Asakusa, part of Tokyo’s

from the atomic bomb blast. (B)

and then head to Meiji Jingu, Tokyo’s most

to Takayama. Tour Kanazawa and visit Japan’s former imperial capital, Kyoto.

pop culture mecca of Harajuku and the

DAY 3 TOKYO – NIKKO – TOKYO

this ancient city boasts over 2000 temples,

shrines, is an awesome display of wealth and power. (B)

DAY 4 TOKYO – MOUNT FUJI Board a bullet train and travel to the iconic snow-capped Mount Fuji. Enjoy a bath in an outdoor hot spring, stay in traditional ryokan

Takayama

Kyoto

accommodation and sleep on a futon. In the

TOKYO Mount Fuji

Hiroshima

capital and home of the country’s most treasured remnants of Japanese imperial

with its World Heritage-listed temples and

Kanazawa

DAY 11 HIROSHIMA – KYOTO Continue on to Kyoto, the former imperial

neighbouring Omotesando. (B)

Scattered among hilly woodlands, Nikko,

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marked by the explosion of the first atomic

at the Tsukiji Fish Market, best known as

HOKKAIDOfamous Shinto shrine. Continue on to the

visit spectacular Mount Fuji before heading

Hiroshima is a historically significant city,

Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Tokyo, starting

old town and the city’s oldest Geisha district

Start in the buzzing Sapporo capital city, Tokyo,

DAYS 9-10 KANAZAWA – HIROSHIMA

evening, relax in your yukata, or lightweight kimono, and dine on a kaiseki multi-course

life. Once in Kyoto there is so much to do – shrines and gardens. (B)

DAY 12 KYOTO Today visit Nijo Castle, the Zen Gardens of Ryoan-ji and the Silver Pavilion. Walk around Gion to catch a glimpse of a Geisha going from teahouse to teahouse and learn how to cook traditional kappo style food. (B)(D)

DAY 13 KYOTO Transfer to the airport for your onward arrangements. (B)

meal. (B)(D)

DAY 5 MOUNT FUJI Enjoy a boat ride on Lake Ashino-ko and a walk along the Old Tokaido Highway. (B)

DAY 6 MOUNT FUJI – TAKAYAMA Stroll the narrow streets admiring the well-

HIGHLIGHTS Tokyo’s Harajuku area The iconic Mount Fuji Kyoto’s temples and gardens

INCLUSIONS 12 nights accommodation, meals as indicated, sightseeing and train travel as specified, services of a private car and driver and local English speaking guides.

preserved 17th century merchant houses and traditional wooden Japanese homes in Takayama. (B)

DAY 7 TAKAYAMA Explore the Miyagawa morning market and visit the traditional gassho-zukuri farmhouses in Shirakawago. (B)(D)

DAY 8 TAKAYAMA – KANAZAWA Travel to Kanazawa, which was a notorious castle town and headquarters to many samurai nobles between the 16th and 17th centuries. (B)

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ESSENTIAL JAPAN 9 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS

FROM

$3,269*

HOKKAIDO

Sapporo

and assisted with boarding the train or shared shuttle bus to your hotel.

DAYS 2-3 TOKYO You have two full days to explore this

LEISURELY DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE

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DAY 1 TOKYO On arrival at Tokyo Airport you will be met

amazing city by utilising Tokyo’s efficient

DEPARTS

metro system with your transport pass. (B)

DAYS 4-5 TOKYO – HAKONE Travel to Hakone, gateway to Mount Fuji. Stay

Explore the very best Japan has to offer from the majestic shrines and pioneering shopping malls of Tokyo to the stunning

ma

Mount Fuji and heritage rich Kyoto.

in traditional ryokan accommodation and enjoy a sumptuous multi-course kaiseki meal. (B)(D)

DAY 6 HAKONE – KYOTO Take one last soak in the onsen before travelling on the world-famous bullet train to Japan’s cultural capital, Kyoto, home to

HIGHLIGHTS

JAPAN TOKYO

17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. (B)

Stay in traditional ryokan accommodation

DAY 7 KYOTO

Cultural capital of Kyoto

Explore the former imperial capital and visit

Temple hopping in Nara

some of Kyoto’s World Heritage Sites. (B)

DAY 8 KYOTO

INCLUSIONS Eight nights accommodation, meals

Hakone

as indicated, meet and greet service

Kyoto

at Tokyo Airport, PASMO Tokyo Transport Pass, three day Hakone Free Pass, one day Kyoto Bus and Subway Pass and train travel as specified.

This morning you will have the chance to travel to Nara. For 74 years during the 8th century, Nara was Japan’s capital and many of the temples and shrines built at that time still remain. (B)

DAY 9 KYOTO Transfer to Kansai Airport. (B)

ANCIENT & MODERN JAPAN 14 DAYS / 13 NIGHTS

FROM

$5,795*

DAY 1 KYOTO Arrive in Kyoto. Meet your tour leader and group members.

DAYS 2-4 KYOTO During your time in Kyoto, enjoy a city tour visiting the Zen Gardens, take a day trip to Nara

Sapporo

HOKKAIDO

DISCOVERY DEPARTS SELECTED DATES, 24 SEP ’16 – 15 APR ’17 TRAVEL ST YLE SMALL GROUP TRIP TRAVEL SCALE

and explore the city’s shrines and temples.

DAY 5 KYOTO Take the bullet train to Hiroshima for the day.

DAY 6 KYOTO – TAKAYAMA Travel from Kyoto to Takayama. (D)

Discover Japan’s temples, lively cities and

DAY 7 TAKAYAMA

tranquil mountains and explore Zen gardens,

A free day to explore Takayama. (B)(D)

temples and ancient towns by bullet train.

Takayama

DAY 8 TAKAYAMA Board the train to Matsumoto and enjoy an afternoon tour. (B)

HIGHLIGHTS

JAPAN Yudanaka Takayama Kyoto Nara Osaka Hiroshima

See cherry blossoms or beautiful autumn colours Watch Snow Monkeys bathing in hot

TOKYO

DAY 9 TAKAYAMA – YUDANAKA Travel by train to Yudanaka.

DAY 10 YUDANAKA – TOKYO

springs

See the famous Snow Monkeys before

Take the high speed bullet train

travelling by train to Tokyo.

DAYS 11-13 TOKYO

INCLUSIONS 13 nights accommodation, meals as indicated, Japan Rail Pass, activities as specified and services of an Exodus tour leader throughout.

During your stay in Tokyo, you can take an optional trip to Nikko or Mount Fuji and enjoy a full day sightseeing tour.

DAY 14 TOKYO Your trip ends today.

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ONSEN AND SNOW MONKEYS 3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS

FROM

$1,559*

Nagano, take a local train to Yudanaka and transfer to your Koykuya ryokan. (D)

JAPAN

LEISURELY DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE

DAY 1 TOKYO – SHIBU ONSEN Depart on the bullet train to Nagano. From

DAY 2 SHIBU ONSEN Make your way to the Jigokudani Yaen Koen

A great introduction to Japan’s famous hot onsen, ancient ryokan and remarkable snow monkeys of Yudanaka.

and see the famous Snow Monkeys bathing in hot springs. Accustomed to humans, they can be observed from very close. Spend the afternoon exploring the quaint streets of Obuse. Pop into the local sake brewery for a taste of their delicious homemade drink. (B)(D)

INCLUSIONS

DAY 3 SHIBU ONSEN – TOKYO

Two nights accommodation in a

Take the train back to Tokyo.

ryokan, meals as indicated and return

NOTE Accommodation is based on staying in

train travel from Tokyo.

a Japanese-style room with a private outdoor hot spring bath.

HISTORIC NARA 2 DAYS / 1 NIGHT

FROM

$959*

LEISURELY DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE

DAY 1 KYOTO – NARA This morning your guide will pick you up from your hotel and together you’ll travel to Nara. Walking around the city can be quite delightful as the streets are lined with shops and a few old houses.

Visit Nara, Japan’s first capital and the place largely regarded as the birthplace of Japanese civilisation.

Today’s sites include the Nara National Museum, home to one of Japan’s best collections of Japanese Buddhist Art and the Todai-ji Temple, the world’s largest wooden temple and home to Japan’s largest Buddha.

DAY 2 NARA – KYOTO

INCLUSIONS One night accommodation, meals as indicated, sightseeing and train travel as specified and services of a local

The rest of the day is at your leisure until your scheduled transfer back to Kyoto via limited express train. (B)

English speaking guide.

IN THE SHADOW OF FUJI 3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS

FROM

$1,575*

LEISURELY DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE

DAY 1 TOKYO – HAKONE Travel to Hakone by train, the gateway to Mount Fuji and the surrounding national park. Armed with your transport pass, explore Hakone. Take the Hakone-Tozan Railway to Hakone Open-Air Museum. See the various sculptures and beautiful views of the

Explore the volcanic terrain of Fuji Hakone National Park which offers a perfect contrast to time spent in Tokyo.

surrounding valleys and mountains. (D)

DAY 2 HAKONE Head to Togendai and board a replica pirate ship that will take you across Lake Ashino-

INCLUSIONS Two nights accommodation in a ryokan, meals as indicated, train travel as specified and a Three Day Hakone Free Pass.

ko. Trek along the Preserved Old Tokaido Walking Trail. (B)(D)

DAY 3 HAKONE – TOKYO The day is at leisure until your scheduled train journey back to Tokyo. (B) NOTE Accommodation is in a ryokan, a traditional Japanese-style inn.

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EXPERIENCE TOKYO 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

FROM

VILL A FONTAINE SHIODOME

IBIS SHINJUKU

Equipped with a stylish interior, this central

Less than five minutes away from Shinjuku

Tokyo hotel employs cutting-edge design

station, this 206 room hotel is arguably

that utilises the space on offer perfectly. All

the best located standard class hotel in the

497 units are equipped with full amenities.

area. Subway, Japan Rail and many other

The hotel is located in the upscale Ginza area,

transport options are readily available, and

within proximity to Hamarikyu Gardens,

the entertainment of bustling Shinjuku is

Tsukiji Market and Shiodome Station.

just around the corner.

PARK HOTEL

CONRAD HOTEL

Located in the upscale Ginza area some

Located 37 floors above the Tokyo Shiodome

rooms have been transformed into Artist

area, Conrad Tokyo guests can enjoy

Rooms, with well-known Japanese artists

panoramic views of picturesque Hamarikyu

painting the walls and decorating the rooms

Gardens, a former feudal lord’s residence,

with their original paintings or art objects

and the impressive Tokyo Bay skyline.

based on the inspiration they obtained while

The hotel provides a convenient base for

staying at the hotel.

exploring the city, just five minutes’ walk

$1,489*

INCLUSIONS Three nights accommodation at selected hotel, meals as indicated, sightseeing as specified and meet and greet service on arrival.

One of the world’s greatest cities, Tokyo can satisfy visitors for weeks without even touching the surface.

DAY 1 TOKYO On arrival at Tokyo Airport, you will be assisted with boarding the train or shared shuttle bus to your chosen hotel.

DAY 2 TOKYO This morning your guide will meet you at your hotel for your full day sightseeing of Tokyo, utilising the city’s efficient train system. Stroll through Hama-Rikyu Teien. Board a boat and cruise along the Sumida River. Visit Asakusa, part of Tokyo’s old town. In the afternoon, head across Tokyo to Omotesando. Before the tour ends, take time to explore Meiji Shrine. (B)

DAY 3 TOKYO Today is free for you to explore Tokyo. Choose one of our unique sightseeing options from page 117. (B)

DAY 4 TOKYO Transfer either by train or shuttle bus to Tokyo Airport. (B)

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TWIN

VILLA FONTAINE SHIODOME

$1,489*

IBIS SHINJUKU

$1,489*

PARK HOTEL

$1,795*

CONRAD TOKYO

$2,599*

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from the famous Ginza shopping street.

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TSUKIJI FISH MARKET WALK & SUSHI MAKING

(HALF DAY) FROM

$345* DEPARTS DAILY

TOKYO STREET FOOD TOUR (HALF DAY) FROM

$395* DEPARTS DAILY

SUMO TRAINING EXPERIENCE (HALF DAY) FROM

$305* DEPARTS DAILY

Japan’s capital has a superbly egalitarian

Learn about the traditional sport of sumo

dining scene. Across the city, hole in the wall

at Ryogoku, the centre of the sumo world

izakayas (taverns) and food stands cater for

in Japan. Visit a sumo stable to watch the

all walks of life - serving up simple but often

wrestlers during their morning training.

scrumptious food for the hungry masses. This

Witness the strict rituals and learn about the

journey veers away from Michelin-starred

day to day life of these wrestlers who have

making using ingredients bought at the market.

venues to focus on those out of the way places.

dedicated their lives to their art, a sport that

TAIKO DRUMMING

TOKYO BY BIKE (FULL DAY)

Venture to famous Tsukiji, the world’s largest fish market. Watch as vendors go about their daily routines as your local guide describes the amazing array of seafood on display. Visit a

has a history spanning centuries.

©TCVB

local house where you will learn the art of sushi

(HALF DAY) FROM

FROM

$259* DEPARTS DAILY

$275* DEPARTS DAILY

AKIHABARA MAID TOUR

(HALF DAY) FROM

$235* DEPARTS DAILY

An exciting opportunity awaits you, with

A great way to explore, and become better

Japanese animation has become famous the

the chance to try your hand at playing a

acquainted with, bustling Tokyo is by bike. By

world over, and this full day tour allows

traditional drum, under the guidance of

travelling as the locals do, you can experience a

you to explore the roots of this fascinating

a professional Japanese taiko player. A

side of Tokyo few get to see. Choose to visit the

pop culture. Use Tokyo’s public transport to

performance prior to your session will inspire

exciting Odaiba bayside development and the

shuttle between the city’s main anime spots,

you to learn how to play the different types of

world famous Tsukiji fish market or Tokyo’s

from shops dedicated to anime characters to

drums, in this dynamic and fun workshop.

old town, Asakusa, home to Sensoji Temple.

the electronics district of Akihabara, home to the world’s largest Manga store.

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EXPERIENCE KYOTO 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

FROM

VISTA PREMIO

HOTEL GRANVIA

Located within walking distance of Nishiki

Situated within JR Kyoto Station and

Market, Yasaka Shrine and the Kawaramachi

occupying a great location amid the striking

Shijo intersection in the downtown area,

skyline, the hotel is home to over 1000 pieces

rooms are spacious and feature subdued

of stunning art based around the theme of

colours along with shoji and paper lamp

“The Contrast of Modern and Traditional Art”.

shades, creating a modern feel.

Thanks to the hotel’s location, there are a

$1,975*

INCLUSIONS Three nights accommodation at selected hotel, meals as indicated, sightseeing and transfers as specified and meet and assistance at the airport.

number of restaurants nearby to choose from.

Kyoto was the capital of Japan for more than a millennia from the 8th century.

DAY 1 KYOTO On arrival at Kansai Airport, you will be met and assisted to the shared shuttle van that will transfer you to your chosen hotel in Kyoto.

DAY 2 KYOTO Explore the former imperial capital with a local guide, utilising Kyoto’s comprehensive bus and metro systems to visit some of the city’s World Heritage Sites including Nijo Castle, Ryoan-ji Temple and Kinkaku-ji. In the afternoon, visit a famous market in Kyoto and then partake in a cooking class that will take place in a machiya, a well-restored wooden house that is typical for Kyoto. (B)(L)

DAY 3 KYOTO This morning, visit Nara, Japan’s capital for 74 years during the 8th century. (B)

DAY 4 KYOTO Transfer via shared shuttle van back to

HYATT REGENCY

SUMIYA RYOKAN

A stylish design hotel in the traditional and

Located in the eastern part of Kyoto, close to

historic area of Higashiyama Shichijo, in the

the Gion district, Sumiya Ryokan houses 23

heart of Kyoto. It is located just a few minutes

traditional style rooms, and is set in the style

away from JR Kyoto Station and close to

of a tea-ceremony house. The ryokan provides

Kyoto National Museum and a number

an authentic experience, with peaceful

of temples and features spacious rooms

gardens, Japanese antiques on display

and luxury suites.

and regular tea ceremonies for guests.

Kansai Airport. (B)

PER PERSON FROM $

TWIN

VISTA PREMIO

$1,975*

HOTEL GRANVIA

$2,305*

HYATT REGENCY

$2,885*

SUMIYA RYOKAN

$4,625*

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JAPAN

KYOTO BACKSTREETS BY BIKE (HALF DAY) FROM

$185* DEPARTS DAILY

HOME VISIT WITH TEA CEREMONY (HALF DAY) FROM

$345* DEPARTS DAILY

SAMURAI KENBU LESSON (HALF DAY) $225* DEPARTS MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS

FROM

Explore Kyoto’s most popular back streets

This tour offers a superb insight into a

by bicycle, including the lively Gion District.

Japanese tradition that will bring you face to

The art of fighting with a Japanese sword

Cycle along the picturesque Shirakawa Canal

face with a Japanese tea master. Spend the

is admired by many. You’ll have the chance

passing by teahouses where Geishas and

afternoon in your master’s house, learning

to learn some of the etiquettes of samurai

Maikos live and work. Continue northward to

the rituals behind this ancient tradition

and the basics of Kenbu while in traditional

the Imperial Palace Park and along Kamogawa

that is linked with Zen Buddhism. Practice

Japanese clothing. After your lesson enjoy a

River, lined with cherry blossom trees.

what you have learnt as you try your hand at

one-hour performance by Kenbu masters,

making your own cup of tea.

followed by some great photo opportunities.

INTRODUCTION TO JAPANESE CULTURE

TRADITIONAL COOKING IN KYOTO (HALF DAY)

CHARACTER BENTO MAKING (HALF DAY) FROM

$355* DEPARTS DAILY

Bento boxes have been a tradition for centuries, providing painstakingly prepared meals for millions of Japanese. A more recent development has been the growth in popularity of “kyaraben” or “Character bento”. Guided by an expert in the art of kyaraben, learn about the finer points of food preparation before sampling your bento-making efforts.

(HALF DAY) FROM

$199* DEPARTS DAILY

FROM

$185* DEPARTS DAILY

Japan is home to a number of unique arts.

Learn the art of cooking typical dishes such

Visit a traditional Kyoto style wooden house

as those served in an “izakaya” - a Japanese

where you can try your hand at origami,

style pub where friends gather. You will also

calligraphy and a tea ceremony with expert

learn techniques for authentic dishes such as

instructors. You will also witness ikebana, the

steamed egg custard and steamed rice with

art of flower arrangement.

fish broth. Apart from learning some styles in

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cooking, you will also taste your own dishes.

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STAR CLIPPERS

Welcome to Star Clippers

THE WORLD’S MOST SPECTACULAR TALL SHIPS… EXPERIENCES NOT TO BE MISSED UNIQUE SAILING ADVENTURE

Star Clippers operates three of the world’s largest and tallest sailing vessels. Visiting intimate ports often untouched by larger cruise ships and offering passengers the activities, amenities and atmosphere of a private yacht, Star Clippers is recognised as one of the premier speciality cruise lines. Passengers can enjoy the romance of sailing on board a true tall ship in a relaxed

Star Clippers’ ships combine the elegance and

atmosphere with high standards of service provided by an attentive crew. In

romance of tall ship sailing with all the modern

December 2016, Star Clippers returns to Asia after a six year absence aboard the

comforts of luxury ships.

Star Clipper tall ship.

CRUISE ASIA’S BEST KEPT SECRETS

Sailing from Phuket in Thailand, explore the pristine white sands of the islands

Sailing aboard tall ships allows you to visit Asia’s

and little ports of the Andaman Sea and Phang Nga Bay and continue along the

hidden treasures that most visitors don’t get to

western coast of Malaysia via Penang and Langkawi to Malacca before reaching

see, from the Similan Islands to to the dramatic

cosmopolitan Singapore.

dive site of Hin Daeng.

CRUISE YOUR WAY There are no strict schedules on a Star Clippers cruise as you can spend the days and nights as you please. Enjoy days at leisure in picturesque ports and relax in the evenings on the ship.

New in 2017, Star Clippers’ inaugural Indonesia program features a number of exciting journeys exploring the islands of the Indonesian archipelago from Bali. These voyages provide a vibrant mix of culture and natural beauty; from the dramatic scenery of Mount Bromo, the crater lake of Satonda, the spectacular site of Borobudur Temple in central Java and the unique traditional Retenggaro village on Sumba Island to the dragons of Komodo and the beautiful corals and sandy beaches of the Gili Islands.

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Yichang

Chengdu

Nanjing

Chongqing

STAR CLIPPERS

Shanghai

Honai Halong Bay

Luang Prabang

S

O LA

ane

Hoi An STAR CLIPPERS – SINGAPORE TO BALI VIETNAM

THAILAND

COMBODIA 15 DAYS / 14 NIGHTS FROM $6,359* Siem Reap

Phnom Penh

LEISURELY DEPARTS 06 MAY ‘17 TRAVEL ST YLE TALL SHIP CRUISE TRAVEL SCALE

y

ND

awi

MALAYSIA

Sail on Star Clippers’ inaugural Indonesia Kotaitinerary Kinabalu program featuring an exciting

DAY 1 SINGAPORE

DAY 9 SEMARANG, JAVA

Board your Star Clipper Tall Ship in

Semarang is now a commercial port and more

Singapore. (D)

of a business hub than a city for tourists. It

DAY 2 AT SEA Spend the day cruising. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 3 BANGKA ISL AND Previously part of South Sumatra, Bangka

DAY 11 GILIGENTENG ISL AND

island province. The best beaches are to be found on the north east side of the island,

of Giligenteng, a community of four peaceful

ideal for swimming or just lazing around on

little fishing villages where everybody

the Sandakan beach. (B)(L)(D)

knows each other. This tranquil spot is

INDONESIA

Jakarta Pulau Seribu

Karimunjawa Archipelago

Giligenteng Island

Semarang Probolinggo

Lovina Beach Gili Meno Benoa

HIGHLIGHTS Borobudur Temple Sail the Indonesian archipelago Mount Bromo

INCLUSIONS 14 nights accommodation in a category six cabin, port charges, all meals, all activities and entertainment on board the ship and English speaking hosts.

shelters a wide variety of wildlife and marine species. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 12 PROBOLINGGO, JAVA

best beaches in the country. (B)(L)(D)

Probolinggo is a port town whose main activity is fishing. It is also the nearest town of any size to the Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park on the east coast of Java, and

The name Pulau Seribu means “a thousand

a stopping point on the way to the Gunung

islands”, and the area consists of about 128

Bromo volcano. (B)(L)(D)

little islands located in the Bay of Jakarta in

Belitung Island

covered by a barrier of mangrove and

Lombok, Belitung is blessed with some of the

DAY 5 THOUSAND ISL ANDS, JAVA

Parai Beach

DAY 10 AT SEA Spend the day cruising. (B)(L)(D)

To the south of Madura lies the small island

Although less high profile than Bali or

Singapore

Buddhist monument. (B)(L)(D)

and neighbouring Belitung now form one

BRUNEI DAY 4 BELITUNG ISL AND exploring the islands of the Indonesian Miri Belitung sits off the east coast of Sumatra. archipelago that provide a vibrant mix of culture and natural beauty.

is the gateway the world famous Borobudur

the Java Sea. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 6 JAKARTA

DAY 13 LOVINA BEACH, BALI North of Bali, the Lovina tourist area stretches over 12km and consists of a string

Located on the northern coast of Java, Jakarta

of coastal villages. Lovina’s black sandy

has rapidly expanded through the years,

beaches are lovely, the sea is very calm here

absorbing many villages in the process.

and safe for swimming. (B)(L)(D)

Jakarta is not only the seat of national and provincial government; it is also Indonesia’s

DAY 14 LOMBOK ISL AND

political centre and a hub for finance and

Lombok is located east of Bali and is known for

trade. (B)(L)(D)

its wild natural landscapes and authenticity,

DAY 7 AT SEA Spend the day cruising. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 8 KARIMUNJAWA ARCHIPEL AGO, JAVA

making it well worth a visit. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 15 BENO, BALI Disembark after breakfast. (B)

The stunning offshore archipelago of Karimunjawa is a marine nature reserve and national park consisting of 27 coral fringed islands – only five of which are inhabited. The white sandy beaches are sublime, the swimming is wonderful and the pace of life is wonderfully relaxed. (B)(L)(D)

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STAR CLIPPERS INDONESIA EASTBOUND 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

FROM

DAY 1 BENOA, BALI Board your Star Clippers Tall Ship at Benoa. (D)

DAY 2 GILI KONDO – LOMBOK Tiny islands fringed by white sand beaches

$3,179*

and set in a turquoise blue sea surrounded by coral reefs - the Gili’s are paradise. Lombok is located east of Bali. (B)(L)(D)

LEISURELY DEPARTS SELECTED DATES, 20 MAY ’17 – 07 OCT ‘17 TRAVEL STYLE TALL SHIP CRUISE TRAVEL SCALE

DAY 3 AT SEA Spend the day cruising. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 4 KOMODO NATIONAL PARK The park was founded in 1980 with the aim of preserving the unique Komodo dragon and

Discover the kaleidoscopic wonders of Indonesia’s islands with remarkable

go

natural beauty and wildlife.

its habitat. Komodo Island is the bleak and desolate domain of the dragon. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 5 SATONDA ISL AND The island is home to a massive crater lake. (B)(L)(D)

HIGHLIGHTS Gili Meno

Satonda Island

Komodo Island Benoa Kota Kinabalu Gili Nanggu Gili Kondo

BRUNEI

Snorkelling around the Gili Islands

DAY 6 GILI MENO & GILI TRAWANGAN

View Komodo dragons

Gili Meno is the smallest of the three islands

Tour to the crater lake of Satonda

and offers great spots for snorkelling enthusiasts. Gili Trawangan is the most

INCLUSIONS

Sandakan Seven nights accommodation in a

Miri

category six cabin, port charges, all meals, all activities and entertainment on board the ship and English speaking hosts.

cosmopolitan island. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 7 GILI NANGGU – LOMBOK Gili Nanggu is a serene island paradise. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 8 BENOA, BALI Disembark after breakfast. (B)

STAR CLIPPERS WESTBOUND INDONESIA 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

FROM

DAY 1 BENOA, BALI Board your Star Clippers Tall Ship at Benoa. (D)

DAY 2 AT SEA Spend the day cruising. (B)(L)(D)

$3,179*

DAY 3 EAST MADURA – GILIGENTENG ISL AND To the south of Madura lies Giligenteng, a

LEISURELY DEPARTS SELECTED DATES, 27 MAY ’17 – 30 SEP ‘17 TRAVEL STYLE TALL SHIP CRUISE

community of four peaceful little fishing

Discover the exquisite islands of Indonesia

Probolinggo is the nearest town to the

whilst sailing aboard the four masted Star

Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park on

Clipper Tall Ship.

the east coast of Java and a stopping point

TRAVEL SCALE

villages. This tranquil spot is covered by a barrier of mangrove and shelters a wide variety of wildlife and marine species. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 4 PROBOLINGGO, JAVA

on the way to the Gunung Bromo volcano. (B)(L)(D)

HIGHLIGHTS Giligenteng Island Probolinggo

Lovina Beach Senggigi Beach Gili Sudak Benoa

DAY 5 LOVINA BEACH, BALI

Stunning Mount Bromo

North of Bali, the Lovina tourist area

Temples of Lovina Sendang Waterfall at Mount Rinjani

Seven nights accommodation in a category six cabin, port charges, all meals, all activities and entertainment speaking hosts.

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coastal villages. (B)(L)(D)

DAYS 6-7 LOMBOK ISL AND

INCLUSIONS

on board the ship and English

stretches over 12km and consists of string of

Lombok is located east of Bali and is known for its wild natural landscapes. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 8 BENOA, BALI Disembark after breakfast. (B)

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8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

FROM

$3,139*

DAY 1 PHUKET Bay. (D)

DAY 2 KO SURIN These five islands are located in the Surin Islands Marine National Park. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 3 KO SIMIL AN LEISURELY DEPARTS SELECTED DATES, 02 DEC ’16 – 15 APR ‘17 TRAVEL STYLE TALL SHIP CRUISE TRAVEL SCALE

THAIL

Board your Star Clippers Tall Ship at Patong

STAR CLIPPERS

A

STAR CLIPPERS NORTHERN THAILAND

BANGKOK

C Siem R

Accessible only by sea, the Similan Islands are blessed with some of the world’s finest beaches. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 4 HIN DAENG & KO ROK NOI

Phnom P

Hin Daeng is one of the most dramatic dive sites in Thailand. Ko Rok Noi is one of the 15

Enjoy seven nights aboard your Star

islands that make up the Lanta group. These

Clippers Tall Ship and discover what makes

islands are part of a National Marine Park.

this part of Asia special.

(B)(L)(D)

DAY 5 L ANGKAWI

Lua

Ko Surin

Chiang Mai

Langkawi is one of a group of islands off the

HIGHLIGHTS

northern-most tip of Malaysia. (B)(L)(D)

Sail the Andaman Sea Snorkel in the crystal waters of

DAY 6 KO KRADAN

Thailand

Ko Kradan boasts a gorgeous white sand

Breathtaking Langkawi

beach stretching between green hills and the

Ko Similan Phang Nga Bay

THAILAND Vientiane

Phuket

Andaman Sea. (B)(L)(D)

INCLUSIONS Seven nights accommodation in a category six cabin, port charges, all meals, all activities and entertainment on board the ship and English speaking hosts.

Ko Kradan

DAY 7 PHANG NGA BAY Ko Rok Noi

Phang Nga Bay has some of Thailand’s most

Langkawi

spectacular scenery. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 8 PHUKET

THAIL

Disembark after breakfast. (B)

STAR CLIPPERS SOUTHERN THAILAND 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

H

FROM

$3,139*

DAY 1 PHUKET Board your Star Clippers Tall Ship at Patong Bay. (D)

DAY 2 KO ADANG These islands are characterised by towering rock formations and beautiful beaches.

BANGKOK

C Siem R

(B)(L)(D)

LEISURELY SELECTED DATES, 09 DEC ’16 – 22 APR ‘17 TRAVEL STYLE TALL SHIP CRUISE TRAVEL SCALE DEPARTS

DAY 3 PENANG Penang’s capital, Georgetown, bears the stamp

Phnom

of its mixture of foreign influences. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 4 KO ADANG Protected by Ko Tarutao National Park,

Plunge into the waters of the Andaman

this 61 island archipelago is only a stone’s

Sea and lie back on powdery white sand

throw from the Malaysian border. The only

beaches on this Star Clippers Tall Ship

dwellings on Ko Adang are the Park offices;

sailing adventure.

the pristine beaches are all yours. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 5 KO ROK NOI

HIGHLIGHTS Pristine beaches and deserted coves Cruise stunning coastlines Sailing the Andaman Sea

INCLUSIONS Seven nights accommodation in a category six cabin, port charges, all meals, all activities and entertainment on board the ship and English speaking hosts.

One of the 15 islands that make up the Lanta

Ko Similan Islands

group, these islands are part of a National

Phang Nga Bay

Marine Park. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 6 PHANG NGA BAY Phang Nga Bay forms some of Thailand’s

Phuket

THAILAND Ko Rok Noi

most spectacular scenery. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 7 KO SIMIL AN ISL ANDS The Similan Islands are a tropical paradise.

Ko Adang

(B)(L)(D)

DAY 8 PHUKET

IND

Penang

Disembark after breakfast. (B)

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Honai Halong Bay

STAR CLIPPERS SAILING: PHUKET TO SINGAPORE

STAR CLIPPERS

Luang Prabang

Chiang Mai

S O LA

Vientiane

Bay, Phuket between 3pm and 5pm. (D)

DAY 2 KO SIMIL AN The Similan Islands are blessed with some of the world’s finest beaches. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 3 KO HONG

Hoi An

LEISURELY DEPARTS 23 DEC ’16, 18 FEB, 25Zhengzhou MAR, 29 APR ’17 TRAVEL STYLE TALL SHIP CRUISE

Ko Hong is one of the prettiest bays in

VIETNAM

TRAVEL SCALE

COMBODIA Xian Siem Reap

Phnom Penh

the area; huge monolithic rocks provides shade all day long on a beautiful white sand beach. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 4 KO ADANG The Butang Group of islands are at the southern

Starting in Phuket,Nanjing explore the pristine

tip of the western coast of Thailand. (B)(L)(D)

Yichang beauty of the Thai Andaman Sea and the

Chengdu

DAY 5 PENANG

impressive Ko Similan and Ko Hong islands.

Ko Similan

Chongqing

A fascinating blend of East and West, Penang still retains its old world charm. (B)(L)(D)

Shanghai

HIGHLIGHTS

THAILAND

Phuket

Board your Star Clippers Tall Ship at Patong

8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS FROM $3,139* Pingyao

THAILAND

BANGKOK

DAY 1 PHUKET

BEIJING

DAY 6 SAILING BETWEEN PENANG AND MAL ACCA

Cosmopolitan Singapore

Ko Adang

Old world charm of Penang

Sail between Penang and Malacca. Relax or hit

Kinabalu Lush greenKota hills of Phuket

Penang

BRUNEI

Sandakan the water for a spot of swimming. (B)(L)(D) DAY 7 MAL ACCA

INCLUSIONS Miri

MALAYSIA

Explore opulent private mansions built

Seven nights accommodation in a

in the distinctive colonial style. (B)(L)(D)

BORNEO meals, all activities and entertainment category six cabin, port charges, all

Malacca

DAY 8 SINGAPORE

on board the ship and English Kuching

Arrive in Singapore, a melting pot of cultures

speaking hosts.

Singapore

from all over the world. Disembark the ship at 9am. (B)

KALIMANTAN

Honai

Halong Bay STAR

DAY 1 SINGAPORE CLIPPERS SULAWESI Board your Star Clippers Tall Ship at SAILING: SINGAPORE Singapore Harbour between 3pm and 5pm. (D) Toraja TO PHUKET DAY 2 MAL ACCA

Luang Prabang

INDONESIA 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

Chiang Mai

Jakarta

Makasar $3,139*

DAY 3 SAILING BETWEEN MAL ACCA AND L ANGKAWI

VIETNAM

COMBODIA Siem Reap

Phnom Penh

provide some of the most spectacular

Starting in buzzing Singapore, travel along

DAY 5 KO ADANG

the historical Malaysian city of Malacca,

Protected by Ko Tarutao National Park,

island of Phuket.

Ko Adang

Ko Adang is home to many deserted caves.  (B)(L)(D)

DAY 6 PHANG NGA BAY

Phang Nga Bay

Phuket

swimming and diving in the world. (B)(L)(D)

the coast in your Star Clippers Tall Ship to the island of Langkawi and the fun-filled

Ko Similan

Explore lavish private mansions. (B)(L)(D)

MOUNT JAVA BROMO Sail between Malacca and Langkawi. (B)(L)(D) TRAVEL Ijen Hoi AnSCALE LEISURELY KOMODO DEPARTS 30 DEC ’16, 25 FEB, 01 APR ’17 BALI Jogjakarta ISLANDS DAY 4 L ANGKAWI TRAVEL STYLE TALL SHIP CRUISE Flores The clear, tropical waters of Langkawi

THAILAND

BANGKOK

FROM

Surabaya

S

O

LA

Vientiane

The sheer-sided sea mountains that rise

HIGHLIGHTS

THAILAND

vertically out of Phang Nga Bay form some of Thailand’s most spectacular scenery. (B)(L)(D)

Sandy beaches of Ko Hong

Langkawi

Colonial buildings in Malacca

Kota Kinabalu

Cruise the Andaman Sea

BRUNEI

Miri INCLUSIONS

MALAYSIA

Seven nights accommodation in a

BORNEO

category six cabin, port charges, all

Malacca

Singapore

Sandakan DAY 7 KO MIANG OR KO SIMIL AN

The Similan Islands are world-renowned among diving enthusiasts. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 8 PHUKET

meals, all activities and entertainment

Disembark the ship at 9am. (B)

hosts.

NOTE The 30 Dec ’16 trip is a special 8 night

Kuching on board the ship and English speaking

Singapore to Phuket departure.

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We are not responsible for any criminal conduct of any third party.

6. PAYMENT Upon receiving instruction from you that you wish to acquire Travel Products, we will, arrange (if available) the quoted Travel Products and provide you with a confirmation of their availability and pricing. Your instructions will constitute confirmation that you have checked the Travel Products being booked and you have read, understood and agreed to these booking terms and conditions and any terms and conditions specified in the quote. You must, pay to us:

We are not liable for any injury, damage, loss, delay, additional expenses or inconvenience caused by your acts, omissions or defaults, your state of health, medical condition or circumstances or other reasons which are beyond our control, including force majeure events or failure of equipment or machinery.

4. HOW TO BOOK Please contact one of our Travel Designers who will work with you to arrange an experience customised to your needs. We will present to you written quotation for the Travel Products requested.

(a) a deposit of at least NZD 250 within 7 days of us providing you with a confirmation of the Travel Products availability and pricing; and (b) any amount we notify you when confirming availability and pricing or from time to time in respect of the Travel Products you request, within the time we notify you (i.e. certain Travel Products may require a further payment, up to full payment, to confirm the booking). Your arrangements will be booked upon our receipt of the deposit or other payment. Only after we receive the deposit or other payment and we issue you or your travel agent with a confirmation invoice is a booking accepted.

Maximum Liability Despite any other provision of these terms and conditions, to the extent permitted by law, our maximum liability to you or any third party is limited to the price you have paid us for the booking. 11. COMPLAINTS We endeavour to ensure that the arrangements we have made for you are implemented as arranged. If a problem occurs, the most practical way to deal with it is attempt resolution with the supplier. If you fail to follow this course, any claim for compensation may be reduced or denied. If you have any unresolved complaint, details should be lodged in writing (with supporting documentation, including efforts made with the supplier to resolve it) with your travel agent or directly with us within 30 days of your holiday concluding.

The balance of the price of your booking must be paid no later than 60 days before (or at any time stated by us) your departure. If you fail to make any required payment, we will assume your booking is cancelled. A travel agent who makes a booking at your request is your agent and is not our agent for the purposes of receipt of the deposit or any part of the price.

12. HOTEL DESCRIPTIONS & PHOTOGRAPHS Hotel and facility descriptions featured in this brochure are based on hotel guides and information provided by suppliers prior to the publication of the brochure and may change at any time. Pictures utilised may not reflect the exact room, décor, view or other specifications.

7. CREDIT CARDS Any payment by credit card attracts a non-refundable service fee, payable at time of payment, based on the total cost of the payment as follows: MasterCard and Visa 2% and American Express 3%.

13. INSURANCE We recommend you purchase travel insurance against forfeiture of payment, loss of deposits, cancellation charges, baggage loss, medical expenses, theft and other contingencies. We make no representations as to what you may recover under any insurance. You agree not to hold us responsible for any decision of insurers, and/or any supplier, or the requirements of any foreign government, authority, foreign law or policy.

8. AMENDMENTS If you amend your booking after it has been confirmed you must pay to us: (a) an administration fee of at least NZD 75, to cover communication and administration costs; and (b) any cancellation and/or amendment fees imposed by suppliers such as accommodation providers and other suppliers. We will, to the extent possible, advise you of all applicable cancellation and/or amendment fees when confirming your booking. 9. CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS If you cancel your booking after it has been confirmed, but before you utilise the Travel Product, you must pay to us: (a) our reasonable costs to cancel your booking (to cover communication and administration costs); and (b) any cancellation fees imposed by the suppliers of your Travel Products (including airlines). Cancellation fees cannot be waived. If you have paid any amount to us in respect of a booking, we may use it to pay the above costs and fees. Any difference will be refunded to you. After your travel has commenced, there can be no refund in respect of any Travel Product not utilised whether by choice or because of late arrival or early departure, including failure of a transport to operate according to schedule. Employees of any supplier are not authorised by us to give any undertakings in respect of refunds or other matters. 10. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY We arrange the provision of Travel Products which are provided by third party suppliers. We do not ourselves provide the Travel Products you may receive on your holiday.

14. INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL You are responsible for all immigration, passport, visa, health, quarantine and customs laws, regulations, orders, demands or other requirements of countries visited or transited. You should check the requirements of those countries with their embassies or consulates or other authorities. Official travel advice issued by the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is available by calling (in New Zealand) 04 439 8000 or visiting their website www.safetravel.govt.nz. We recommend that you review this information both prior to making your booking and prior to departure. We strongly recommend that you also register your upcoming travel plans through the www.safetravel.govt.nz site. 15. PRIVACY You consent to our, our agents and related entities to collecting, retaining, using and disclosing your personal information in accordance with our Privacy Policy. Our Privacy Policy sets out how we manage your personal information and is available on our website at www.adventureworld.com, or can be sent to you on request. Your booking of any Travel Product constitutes your representation to us that you have read our Privacy Policy and accept its application to you. 16. LAW & JURISDICTION The agreement between us and you in respect of the services to be provided is constituted solely by these terms and conditions and is governed by the laws of New Zealand. We and you submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of New Zealand and the Courts of appeal therefrom.

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A family affair...

We at The Travel Corporation, Adventure World’s parent company, have been creating enriching travel and hospitality experiences for over 100 years. As a fourth-generation, family owned business, we provide a rich tradition of expertise, delivering exceptional hospitality, outstanding quality and superb value no matter which of our companies you choose to travel and stay with. Whether you choose to discover an insider experience with Trafalgar, set sail with Uniworld boutique river cruises, the world’s most luxurious river cruise line, stay in some of the world’s best hotels with the Red Carnation Hotel collection or share the gift of travel with your children or grandchildren so they can try our amazing youth brand Contiki, we are confident that there is an option that fits your lifestyle.

YOUR LOYALTY IS REWARDED If you are a previous Travel Corporation guest you can avail of a great range of past traveller rewards from a number of our sister companies. Simply visit www.ttc.com/loyalty to find out more.

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MORE THAN A HOLIDAY‌ Adventure World is a member of the family-owned The Travel Corporation and is renowned and trusted for its outstanding quality, service, value, reliability, and financial stability. The Travel Corporation provides you with experiences of a lifetime.

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