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INDIA & ASIA

TAILOR-MADE COLLECTION 2018/19


“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

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Welcome

to India &

Asia

BEIJING

Kanazawa

Pingyao

Kyoto

CHINA

Leh

Dharamsala

Shimla

Jaisalmer

NEPAL

DELHI

Pokhara

Jaipur Jodhpur

KATHMANDU

Agra

MOUNT EVEREST

Gangtok Darjeeling

RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK

THIMPHU

Lijiang

BHUTAN

Dali

Varanasi

Kunming

Guilin Yangshuo

Khajuraho

Udaipur

Shanghai

Chongqing

Amritsar Bikaner

Nanjing

Yichang

Chengdu

Manali

Guangzhou Kolkata

INDIA

BURMA

VIETNAM Luang Prabang

Bhubaneswar

Aurangabad

Hong Kong

HANOI

LAOS

Mumbai

VIENTIANE

Hyderabad

Yangon Pakse

Goa

Hue Hoi An

Siem Reap Chennai

Bangalore

Battambang Sihanoukville Phu Quoc

Kochi 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 As if its stunning physical beauty weren’t enough, peacock symbolism spreads far throughout India and Asia. In many places the peacock is considered sacred to their religion and is revered as a mystical bird and a good omen. It is an important bird in India as the peacock is thought to be immune to snake bites. Being perceived as a ‘slayer of snakes’, one idea says that when a peacock kills a snake, the snakes venom turns into ‘solar iridescence’, which is seen in the ‘hundred eye’ feathers. In Hinduism the peacock is associated with Lakshmi who is a deity representing benevolence, patience, compassion and good luck. Similar to Lakshmi, the peacock is associated with Kwan-yin in Asian spirituality. Kwan-yin is also an emblem of love, watchfulness, goodwill and kindheartedness.

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TOKYO Osaka

Zhengzhou Xi’an

Srinagar

JAPAN


BHUTAN

CONTENTS INDIA16

CAMBODIA

Northern India Trips

Cambodia Trips

71

Japan Trips

114

Cambodia Accommodation

74

Japan Accommodation

117

17 - 24

Rail Journeys

22

Central India Trips

27

Southern India Trips

29

India Accommodation

32

SRI L ANKA40 Sri Lanka Trips

41

70

L AOS78

STAR CLIPPERS121

Laos Trips

79

Star Clippers Sailings 

122

Laos Accommodation

82

AIRLINE PARTNERS

125

BURMA84 Burma Trips

85

NEPAL48

Burma Cruising

88

Nepal Trips

Burma Accommodation

89

49

BHUTAN51

INDONESIA93

Bhutan Trips

Indonesia Trips

52

BOOKING TERMS & CONDITIONS 126

94

VIETNAM54

BORNEO96

Vietnam Trips

55

Borneo Trips

97

Northern Vietnam Trips

58

Sabah Trips

100

Halong Bay Cruises

59

Mekong Trips

61

CHINA102

64

China Trips

103

China Accommodation

110

Vietnam Accommodation

JAPAN113

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ANGKOR THOM, CAMBODIA


OUR TRAVELLERS CHOOSE US FOR... 39 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?

39

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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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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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

UN INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF SUSTAINABLE TOURISM FOR DEVELOPMENT The Travel Corporation (TTC) is proud to be a Diamond Sponsor of the UN International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. TTC recognises the importance of continually pushing the agenda forward with our travellers, partners and employees, in the interest of helping to advance the positive transformation of the travel and tourism industry.

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U BEIN BRIDGE, BURMA


“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 Australian 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.

Bangalore

HILL STATIONS The hill stations of southern India are excellent

Kochi

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

$4,799*

DAY 1 DELHI

DAY 9 JAIPUR

Upon arrival you will be met at the airport

Today enjoy a full day of sightseeing

and transferred to your hotel.

including the Palace of the Winds, the old

DAY 2 DELHI Discover the gems on Chandni Chowk, see antiques, perfumes, Kinari Bazaar, spices and

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

sample some street food on a rickshaw ride through Old Delhi. See a temple community kitchen that feeds 10,000 people a day. Continue to the museum of Mahatma Ghandi

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

Yichang

DAY 3 DELHI – VARANASI

DAY 12 JAISALMER

DAY 4 VARANASI

DELHI

enjoy a tour through the narrow streets to witness local life. You will then visit

Bikaner Jaisalmer

Shanghai

Jodhpur Udaipur

an Akhara, a traditional wrestling centre.

Agra Jaipur

Varanasi

Khajuraho

Varanasi is also a hub for traditional music, and this afternoon you have the chance to visit a workshop. (B)

Guilin Yangshuo

DAY 5 VARANASI – KHAJURAHO

INDIA Guangzhou

Kolkata Fly to Khajuraho. This afternoon visit the

world’s finest erotic temple art. In the evening

Hong Kong

experience the incredible sound and light show at the western group of temples. (B) Hyderabad

HIGHLIGHTS

A  Mughal heritage walk in Agra D  esert jeep Kerala safari in Jaisalmer Bangalore

DAY 6 KHAJURAHO – AGRA Travel by road to Jhansi for the train to Agra, via Orchha’s impressive fort complex. (B)

Goa V  isit an Akhara Centre in Varanasi

DAY 7 AGRA Chennai

INCLUSIONS

Tour the legendary Taj Mahal, followed by the Red Fort. This afternoon a heritage walk will uncover the history of the Mughal era. (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

In the afternoon tour Junagarh Fort. (B)

Travel to Jaisalmer. (B)

Take a dawn boat ride on the Ganges and Chongqing

DAY 10 JAIPUR – BIKANER Drive to the vibrant desert town of Bikaner.

DAY 11 BIKANER – JAISALMER

and witness aarti on the Ghat. (B)

Chengdu

for a cup of tea. (B)

finishing at Humayan’s Tomb. (B)

evening take a sunset boat ride on the Ganges Nanjing

enter the residential area of the royal family

before seeing the highlights of New Delhi,

Fly to Varanasi. On arrival visit Sarnath. In the

ZhengzhouLeh

market and Amber Fort. At the City Palace

DAY 8 AGRA – JAIPUR Depart for Jaipur by road. Stops will be made along the way at Fatehpur Sikri as well as

Take in the sights of Jaisalmer including Jaisalmer Fort, Gadsisar Lake and some interesting havelis. Afterwards jump in a 4x4 for a jeep desert safari. (B)

DAY 13 JAISALMER – JODHPUR Depart by road for Jodhpur. In the late afternoon visit a Bishnoi village. (B)

DAY 14 JODHPUR Visit the stunning hilltop Mehrangarh Fortress including Jaswant Thada cenotaphs. Walk through the old town and local bazaar. (B)

DAY 15 JODHPUR – UDAIPUR Journey to Udaipur via the Jain temple complex in Ranakpur. (B)

DAY 16 UDAIPUR Tour Udaipur, visiting the ornate City Palace and Jagdish Temple. Then witness the rare art of Jal Sanjhi - painting on water - at a priest’s home. This evening take a boat ride on Lake Pichola. (B)

DAY 17 UDAIPUR – DELHI Fly to Delhi where this evening you can experience an amazing Bollywood evening at the Kingdom of Dreams Show. (B)(D)

the ancient stepwell at Abhaneri. Experience

DAY 18 DELHI

Bollywood of a very local nature this evening

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

at Raj Mandir Theatre. (B)

(B)

Sandakan

Miri

BORNEO

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INDIA

TAJ MAHAL

GOLDEN TRIANGLE 6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS

FROM

$1,129*

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

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

Immerse yourself in Old Delhi, starting with a rickshaw ride through the narrow and colourful streets, visiting Chandni Chowk Market, Kinari Bazaar, the spice market and sampling some street foods. At Gurudwara Bangla Sahib temple see how they feed 10,000

Ideal for those wanting to see India’s most

Srinagar revered cultural icons in one short trip. Leh

Start in the capital Delhi before heading to Agra and the fabled city of Jaipur. Experience the best thatManali India has to offer.

people a day from the community kitchen. Then proceed to Mahatma Ghandi’s house and museum before exploring the sites of New Delhi. Finish the day at Humayan’s Tomb. (B)

DAY 3 DELHI – AGRA After breakfast drive to Agra where you’ll visit the impressive Agra Fort followed by Hessing’s Tomb. (B)

DAY 4 AGRA – JAIPUR

DELHI Jaipur

Experience the majestic Taj Mahal at sunrise

Agra

and then travel to Jaipur. On the way stop at the ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri and explore the ancient Indian water conservation system

INDIA

Darjeeling Lucknow at Chand Baoli. This evening visit Lakshmi Varanasi Narayan Temple to witness aarti. (B)

THE OBEROI EXPERIENCE FROM

$2,695*

DAY 5 JAIPUR Explore the old city of Jaipur, starting at Jantar Mantar observatory. Continue to the City Palace,

HIGHLIGHTS

now a museum, and then hit the colourful Kolkata

For a memorable experience why

bazaars. As you explore the bazaar, see a

not upgrade your journey by staying

nomadic community of Rajasthan - the Gadia

at the luxurious Oberoi properties?

The colourful bazaars of Old Delhi

Lohars, blacksmiths who move from place to

Witness an aarti prayer ceremony

your day with a visit to Amber Fort. (B)

Aurangabad Sunrise at the Taj Mahal Mumbai

placeBhubaneswar by the bullock carts they live in. Finish

DAY 6 JAIPUR – DELHI

INCLUSIONS

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

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

This morning transfer from Jaipur to Delhi

local English speaking guides.

Goa

Kerala

NOTE See page 19 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

$499*

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 tiger-spotting.

en route at the ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri.

DAY 5 RANTHAMBORE

INDIA

DISCOVERY DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE

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

Today you will venture into the park in the morning and afternoon for wildlife viewing in open jeeps in search of tigers, sambar, wild boar, macaques and much more. (B)

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 shared jeep game drives daily with naturalist guides.

SAMODE PALACE EXTENSION 2 DAYS / 1 NIGHT

FROM

$229*

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

$1,269*

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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RAJASTHAN ODYSSEY

INDIA

15 DAYS / 14 NIGHTS

FROM

$3,559*

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

DAY 1 DELHI

DAY 8 BIKANER – JAISALMER

On arrival, transfer to your hotel.

Journey to Jaisalmer. (B)

DAY 2 DELHI

DAY 9 JAISALMER

Begin your sightseeing at the mosque of Jama

A morning city tour of Jaisalmer takes you to

Masjid then explore the alleyways of Old Delhi

the fort, Gadsisar Lake and some elaborate

by rickshaw. Discover the gems on Chandni

havelis. Then jump in a 4x4 for a jeep desert

Chowk, pass by the wedding market, the spice

safari. (B)

market and sample some street foods. See the community kitchen at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib temple, which feeds 10,000 people a day. Continue to the house of Mahatma Ghandi. Drive past the Red Fort and then

continue your explorations into New Delhi,

with its mix of history, romance and

finishing at Humayan’s Tomb. (B)

DAY 3 DELHI – AGRA

desert province was home to the Rajput Srinagar

Journey by road to Agra stopping at Sikandra

princes. Their magnificent fortsLeh and

en route. In the afternoon visit Agra Fort and,

palaces remain their legacy.

following this, take a rare behind the scenes heritage walk through India’s Mughal history. (B)

Enjoy a sunrise tour of the legendary

DELHI

MOUNT Taj Mahal before you set off for Jaipur via EVEREST

the deserted town of Fatehpur Sikri. See the

Bikaner Jaisalmer

Jaipur

Gangtok

beautiful stepwell at Chand Baoli, before

Agra

Jodhpur

arriving in Jaipur. In the evening witness aarti Darjeeling at the beautifully carved Lakshmi Narayan

Rohet

INDIA

Udaipur

Temple. (B)

DAY 5 JAIPUR This morning visit the magnificent Amber

Kolkata Fort. Continue to the City Palace and the Jantar Mantar astronomical observatory. This evening

HIGHLIGHTS

enjoy a cultural and culinary experience with

Aurangabad

Udaipur, the city of palaces

Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur

Mumbai

Xian Travel to Jodhpur. On arrival, visit Mehrangarh Fort and the beautiful Jaswant Thada cenotaphs. Continue to Rohet. (B)

DAY 12 ROHET

Chengdu

This morning hop on a jeep safari to visit Rajasthani cultural life. (B)

DAY 13 ROHET – UDAIPUR Journey to Udaipur. On the way, visit the Jain temple complex at Ranakpur. (B)

DAY 14 UDAIPUR Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of Udaipur including the City Palace and Jagdish Temple. You will also have the chance to witness the 200-year-old rare art form of Jal Sanjhi painting on water - at the home of a priest. Take an evening cruise on Lake Pichola. (B)

DAY 15 UDAIPUR Odyssey ends. (B) NOTE Manvar Camp is closed Apr - Sep and the itinerary will exclude this night during this period.

tour of Mandawa’s havelis. (B)

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

DAY 7 MANDAWA – BIKANER

local English speaking guides.

Travel by road to Bikaner. An afternoon tour

Kerala

Z

ROHET

dishes as well as the art of saree draping and

Journey to Mandawa for an afternoon walking

14 nights accommodation, meals as

desert. (B)(L)(D)

Transfer to the airport where your Rajasthan

Hyderabad DAY 6 JAIPUR – MANDAWA

INCLUSIONS

This evening you’ll experience a night in the

Bhubaneswar a royal family. Learn how to make exquisite turban tying. (B)(D)

Jain temple complex at Ranakpur

Pingy

Drive to the enchanting oasis of Manvar.

the Bishnoi tribal villages for a glimpseChongqing of

DAY 4 AGRA - JAIPUR Mandawa

DAY 10 JAISALMER – MANVAR

CHINADAY 11 MANVAR – JODHPUR –

Experience the princely state of Rajasthan natural beauty. For centuries, this vast

BEIJ

Chennai includes a visit to Junagarh Fort. (B)

Bangalore

Cochin Trivandrum MALÉ

SRI LANKA

COLOMBO

MALDIVES Padang

SUMATRA

Jakarta

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INDIA JODHPUR

HIGHLIGHTS OF NORTH INDIA 12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS

FROM

$3,199*

DAY 1 DELHI

DAY 6 JAIPUR – JODHPUR

On arrival in Delhi you will be met and

Drive to Jodhpur. On arrival take some time

transferred to your hotel.

to relax before your walking tour of the old city, famous for embroidered footwear, glass

DAY 2 DELHI

bangles and other items. (B)

Explore Old Delhi by rickshaw, visiting

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

Combine Rajasthan’s most popular sights with interactions in small villages Manaliand

Dharamsala communities on this fascinating journey through north India.

Shimla

Chandni Chowk, the wedding market and

DAY 7 JODHPUR

Asia’s largest spice market. Following this,

Today visit the spectacular Mehrangarh Fort

spend time at a temple and take a first-hand

along with the Jaswant Thada cenotaphs.

look at the community kitchen where all the food is made. Proceed to Mahatma Ghandi’s house and museum, take a drive past the Red Fort and then start your discovery of New Delhi, finishing at Humayan’s Tomb. (B)

Travel to Agra. Your afternoon touring of Agra will start at the magnificent Agra Fort. known monuments, Hessing’s Tomb. A heritage walk will then provide some behind the scenes

Pokhara

insights into India’s Mughal history. (B)

Agra

Jaipur

salmer

Gangtok DAY 4 AGRA – JAIPUR Darjeeling KATHMANDU At sunrise, visit one of the wonders of the

Narlai Udaipur

INDIA

A Mughal heritage walk in Agra

Aurangabad

Sip tea in the royal residence at Jaipur’s City Palace Beauty and traditions of Narlai Mumbai

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

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beautiful temples and a traditional working farm. This evening enjoy tea by the lake where many migratory birds nest. (B)

DAY 9 NARL AI Today take a train safari – the best way to

see the rugged beauty of the area. A special THIMPU evening awaits, where you will taste the true Lijiang flavour of Rajasthani hospitality as you dine

Along the way stop at the deserted city of

DAY 10 NARL AI – UDAIPUR

Fatehpur Sikri and the beautiful stepwell of

After breakfast take a walking tour of Narlai

Chand Baoli at Abhaneri. There will be some

village. Witness the traditional way of life

free time on arrival in Jaipur before your

and have the chance to interact with the

culinary experience this evening, including

community over a cup of tea. In the afternoon

dinner with a royal family. Learn about local

journey on to Udaipur, stopping en route at

Indian dishes, how to drape a saree and

Ranakpur. (B)

Kolkata

DAY 5 JAIPUR

Bhubaneswar

Dali

Rawa Narlai. (B)(D)

DAY 11 UDAIPUR A city tour of Udaipur will take you to the City

Start your morning at the observatory of Jantar

Palace and Jagdish Temple. You will also have

Mantar and then continue to the City Palace,

the chance to witness the dying art form of

now a public museum. Here you’ll have the chance to step inside the residential areas of the royal family and sip tea in one of the living

INCLUSIONS

hotel and then take a jeep safari to a nearby

at the 16th century old baori (stepwell) of

understand the daily life of the family. (B)(D)

HIGHLIGHTS

village of Narlai. Settle in to your heritage

Lucknow journey by road to the Pink City of Jaipur. Varanasi world – the Taj Mahal. After breakfast

Jodhpur

DAY 8 JODPHUR – NARL AI Travel by road to the rustic and beautiful

village and meet local craftsmen, see

DAY 3 DELHI – AGRA

Afterwards visit one of the beautiful, lesser-

DELHI

Later, embark on a Bishnoi village safari. (B)

Hyderabad

rooms. Following this drive past the Palace of the Winds, before delving into Jaipur’s chaotic bazaar. As you explore the market you will be introduced to a nomadic community of blacksmiths of Rajasthan. This afternoon visit the magnificent Amber Fort. (B)

Chiang Rai

Jal Sanjhi – painting on water – at the home

Chiang Mai

of a local priest. In the evening take a sunset boat ride on Lake Pichola. (B)

DAY 12 UDAIPUR

TH

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

Kanchanaburi

BANGKO

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

Travel Northern India aboard some of the country’s best known train journeys.

DAY 1 DELHI

area of the royal family where you can sip a

On arrival you will be met and transferred to

cup of tea in one of the ornate living rooms.

your hotel.

Afterwards, drive past Hawa Mahal, and then hit the bazaar for some shopping. Inside the

DAY 2 DELHI

bazaar you will have the chance to meet a

Immerse yourself in Old Delhi on a rickshaw

nomadic community of Rajasthan – Gadia

ride to see Chandni Chowk, Kinari Bazaar

Lohars, blacksmiths who move from place to

– the wedding market, Asia’s largest spice

place with their bullock carts. The last stop of

market and sample samosas. Afterwards

the day is Amber Fort. (B)

visit a community temple and see the

DAY 7 JAIPUR – DELHI

kitchen prepare the meals that feed 10,000 people per day. A visit will also be made at Mahatma Ghandi’s house before a drive

Srinagar

past the Red Fort and into the New City

take the toy train to Shimla.

President’s House, Parliament, India Gate

Leh and Explore the famed Golden Triangle

where your afternoon touring covers the and Humayan’s Tomb. (B)

This morning experience a walking tour of Delhi led by the rehabilitated street children share their stories of life living and working on the streets. In the afternoon visit Lotus

Jaipur

THIMPU

Temple followed by Akshardham Temple. (B)

Agra

Gangtok DAY 4 DELHI –Darjeeling AGRA

Travel to Agra by train this morning. Upon

INDIA

Lucknow arrival, transfer to Fatehpur Sikri to explore Varanasi the deserted city. Enjoy some time to relax before an afternoon visit to the Taj Mahal, from where you will also watch the sunset.

Salaam Baalak Trust city walk A day with Dhami royalty in Shimla Mohabbat - The Taj Show in Agra Aurangabad

11 nights accommodation, meals as indicated, sightseeing as specified, rail

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DAY 9 SHIML A The best way to explore Shimla is on foot, walking the lanes and trails of the town, admiring castles, temples and heritage architecture. You will also pay a visit to Book

Lijiang

Cafe– located above Shimla’s iconic ridge. This café is run by local prisoners and aims to transform prisoners to lead a happy life

Dali

Ku

by interacting with customers and providing meals. (B)

DAY 10 SHIML A

DAY 5 AGRA – JAIPUR

DAY 11 SHIML A – DELHI

After a relaxed morning, venture out to see

After breakfast transfer to the station for the

more of Agra. Start at the lesser-known

toy train to Dharampur. From here you will

Bhubaneswar monument of Hessing’s Tomb, known

locally as Red Taj Mahal. Continue to the departs late afternoon. (B)(D)

DAY 12 DELHI

Chiang Rai

After breakfast head to the Old City of Jaipur, starting with the observatory of

Chiang Mai onward flight. Transfer to the airport for your

LAO

V

NOTE Bookings for trains open 120 prior to

THAILAN

travel date and cannot be guaranteed until ticket purchase.

Kanchanaburi BANGKOK

Chennai

VI

Luang Praba

drive to Kalka for the next train to Delhi. (B)

(B)

DAY 6 JAIPUR

Be treated with a visit inside the residential

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train for the scenic journey to Shimla. (B)

Dhami royalty, followed by a royal lunch. (B)(L)

Jantar Mantar. Next door is the City Palace.

Goa

Cheng

a live show about the Taj Mahal. (B)

Hyderabad travel in air-conditioned first class and local English speaking guides.

DAY 8 DELHI – KALKA – SHIML A

Spend the day in a Himalayan village with

magnificent Agra Fort. Your train to Jaipur

INCLUSIONS Mumbai

Delhi departs in the early evening. (B)

This evening see Mohabbat – The Taj Show –

Kolkata

HIGHLIGHTS

walking tour in the Old City. Your train to

Express to Kalka, and then transfer to the toy

of the Salaam Baalak Trust. The children will

DELHI

afternoon embark on a specially designed

Transfer to the station to board the Shatabdi

DAY 3 DELHI

Shimla

The morning is at leisure to relax. In the

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DAY 1 DELHI Board the Palace on Wheels by 4pm. (D)

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

DAY 3 JAIPUR – CHITTORGARH

DEPARTS

Alight from the train for your 4WD tiger

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.

INDIA

DISCOVERY WEDNESDAYS, SEP ‘17 - APR ‘18 TRAVEL ST YLE RAIL JOURNEY TRAVEL SCALE

safari in Ranthambore National Park. Continue to Chittorgarh to explore the fort including a sound and light show. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 4 CHITTORGARH – UDAIPUR In Udaipur visit the City Palace for a tour and lunch. Enjoy an evening boat ride on Lake Pichola. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 5 UDAIPUR – JAISALMER Arrive in Jaisalmer in the afternoon. Explore the old fort and then take to the sand dunes of the Thar Desert for sunset. (B)(L)(D)

HIGHLIGHTS

DAY 6 JAISALMER – JODHPUR

Palace of the Winds

DELHI

Explore Jodhpur, visiting the colossal

A 4WD tiger safari

INDIA

Mehrangarh Fort. (B)(L)(D)

Luxurious rail travel

DAY 7 BHARATPUR – AGRA

INCLUSIONS

Arrive early into Bharatpur for breakfast at

Seven nights accommodation in a

Keoladeo Ghana National Park. Continue to

twin berth compartment, meals as indicated, sightseeing and transport as specified and services of an English speaking guide.

Jaisalmer Jodhpur

Agra where you will see the great Taj Mahal. (B)(L)(D)

Agra

Jaipur

Chittorgarh

Udaipur

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 series of caves and monasteries of

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DAY 1 MUMBAI DAY 2 AJANTA CAVES Ajanta. (B)(L)(D)

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DAY 3 UDAIPUR Enjoy a boat ride on Lake Pichola and visit the City Palace. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 4 JODHPUR There will be some free time on arrival before you explore Mehrangarh Fort. Dine at the

The Maharajas’ Express has redefined the

Srinagar

luxury rail travel experience by offering its

DAY 5 BIKANER

guests the opportunity to explore fabled

This afternoon visit Junagarh Fort, the Old

destinations in comfort.

City and Karni Mata Temple. (B)(L)(D)

UNESCO-listed Ajanta Caves A royal lunch in Udaipur Wildlife spotting at Ranthambore

INCLUSIONS Seven nights accommodation in a

Take a morning visit of Amber Fort, followed

Manali

Dharamsala

DAY 6 JAIPUR

HIGHLIGHTS

Leh

exclusive Hanwant Mahal. (B)(L)(D)

DELHI

Bikaner

Agra

by lunch at the City Palace. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 7 RANTHAMBORE FATEHPUR SIKRI

Jodhpur

Jaipur

Udaipur

Arrive early into Ranthambore for a jungle safari. Return to the train and travel to

INDIA

Fatehpur Sikri. (B)(L)(D)

twin berth compartment, meals as

DAY 8 AGRA - DELHI

indicated, sightseeing as specified and

Visit the famed Taj Mahal in time for sunrise.

services of an English speaking guide.

Enjoy a champagne breakfast at Taj Khema before the final leg to Delhi. (B)(L)(D)

Ajanta Caves Mumbai Hyderabad

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MYSTIQUE AND MOUNTAINS 10 DAYS / 9 NIGHTS

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DAY 1 AMRITSAR $2,669*

On arrival you will be met and transferred to

DAY 5 DHARAMSALA - GARLI VILLAGE

your hotel. In the evening visit the Golden

Drive to Garli Village, stopping en route

Temple to witness the night palki ceremony.

at Masroor Rock Temple. On arrival walk through the villages of Garli and Pragpur

DAY 2 AMRITSAR LEISURELY DAILY EXCEPT FRIDAYS TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE DEPARTS

Surrounded by the splendour of the Himalaya, Himachal Pradesh is a state of amazing landscapes.

Srinagar

Leh

Dharamsala

DELHI

by an insight into the community kitchen of

DAY 6 GARLI VILL AGE – SHIML A

the city, feeding thousands daily. Continue

Depart early this morning to Shimla. The

to Jalianwala Bagh and then finish the day

afternoon is at leisure to explore this former

witnessing the daily military practice between

British hill station town. (B)(L)

India and Pakistan at the Wagah border. (B)

DAY 7 SHIML A

DAY 3 AMRITSAR DHARAMSAL A

Explore Shimla on foot, walking through the Xian lanes and alleyways of the town. Proceed to

Journey to Dharamsala. In the afternoon a Kora Walk, or holy walk, takes you around

with society. (B)

DAY 8 SHIML A

Chengdu

Spend the day in a Himalayan village with

through the forest to Dharamkot and Bhagsu Nag Village, coming across a Buddhist stupa THIMPU with meditation huts. Listen out for the Gangtok Darjeeling

chants from the seldom seen Tibetan monks. After lunch, visit a Tibetan centre dedicated to preserving traditional crafts. Finish up with some free time to explore a Tibetan market. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 9 SHIML A - CHANDIGARH Transfer to the station for the trip to Kandaghat where a transfer will meet you to take you theLijiang rest of the way to Chandigarh. On arrival visit the Rock Garden and Rose Garden. (B)(L)

Dali

Kunming DAY 10 CHANDIGARH - DELHI

Board the train back to Delhi where your

Kolkata

journey ends. (B)

VIETNAM

HIGHLIGHTS

Ajanta caves Aurangabad N  ightNashik palki ceremony at the Golden

Bhubaneswar

Walking ‘The Kora’ in Dharamsala

Temple in Amritsar

Hyderabad

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

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local English speaking guides and and Kalka.

Bangalore

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HANOI

LAOS

VIENTIANE

THAILAND Kanchanaburi

services of a private car and driver, the toy train journey between Shimla

Luang Prabang

Chiang Rai Chiang Mai

Mumbai Dhami Royalty Experience

Chongqing

Dhami Royalty, followed by a royal lunch. (B)(L)

Drive to Naddi Village. Take a short hike

INDIA

helping them to develop skills and interact

Dalai Lama. With a bit of luck he may be in

DAY 4 DHARAMSAL A

Chandigarh

Book Cafe, run by prisoners of a Shimla jail,

the temple and residence of His Holiness the residence. (B)

Garli Shimla

Amritsar

exploring the cobbled streets. (B)(L)(D)

Start the day at the Golden Temple, followed

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DAY 1 DELHI – MASHOBRA 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. On arrival you will be met and transferred to Mashobra for check in to the luxurious Oberoi

INDIA

LEISURELY DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE

Wildflower Hall.

DAY 2 MASHOBRA Today you will have a full day to relax

Situated in the Himalayan foothills, the

and enjoy your surroundings. The Oberoi Wildflower is set in nine hectares of pine and

invigorating air and delights of this scenic

cedar woods. You’ll marvel at the beautiful

hill resort provide a welcoming respite.

views of the mountains and valleys and spend

Travel aboard the Kalka-Shimla toy train

some time enjoying the resort’s facilities. (B)

and stay at beautiful Oberoi properties.

DAY 3 MASHOBRA - SHIML A

Srinagar

Leh

Travel to Shimla where you will take a heritage walk through the British Himalayan town. Afterwards, proceed to Book Cafe, run

HIGHLIGHTS

by prisoners of a Shimla jail, helping them to

Snow-capped peaks

develop skills and interact with society. (B)

Stunning countryside

DAY 4 SHIML A

Graceful colonial buildings

Shimla Kalka

Spend the day in a Himalayan village with Dhami Royalty, followed by a royal lunch. (B)(L)

INCLUSIONS Four nights accommodation, meals

DAY 5 SHIML A – DELHI

as indicated, sightseeing and train

After breakfast return to Delhi by train. (B)

travel as specified, services of a private car and driver and local English

INDIA

DELHI

speaking guides.

ANANDA IN THE HIMALAYA

Khajura

Udaipur

DAY 1 DELHI - RISHIKESH On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your resort. Set amongst 40 hectares of forest, Ananda is built around the majestic

6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS

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palace estate of the Maharaja of TehriGarhwal, offering breathtaking views of the Himalayan Mountains, the valley of the holy

Aurangabad

town of Rishikesh and the River Ganga. (D)

DISCOVERY DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE

DAYS 2-5 AT RESORT Experience the Himalayan Bliss package that includes four spa experiences - Wild Rose

Mumbai

Salt Scrub, Swedish massage, Himalayan

Hyder

Honey & Rose Facial and Yoga Nidra. There is

The award winning Ananda Resort is

also the opportunity to use the resort’s range

a destination spa focusing on holistic

of hydrotherapy facilities, as well as join a

wellness that nurtures a combination

scheduled hike up to Kunjapuri Temple on the

of the finest ancient Indian traditions.

HIGHLIGHTS

mountain top with fabulous views over the Himalaya. (B)(D)

Leh Hampi

Goa

DAY 6 RISHIKESH - DELHI This afternoon transfer to Dehradun Airport

Breathtaking Himalayan location

for your flight to Delhi. (B)

World-class service

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INCLUSIONS Five nights accommodation, meals as indicated, return flights from Delhi, spa experiences, hydrotherapy facilities, daily scheduled activities and transfers as specified.

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FLAVOURS OF INDIA 11 DAYS / 10 NIGHTS

DISCOVERY DEPARTS MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE Srinagar TRAVEL SCALE

You will be met and transferred to your hotel.

beautiful stepwell at Abhaneri. Enjoy some free time on arrival before your culinary with a royal family. Learn about local Indian

ride through the bazaars and sample samosas.

dishes, how to drape a saree and understand

Afterwards visit a community temple and

the daily life of the family. (B)(L)(D)

will also be made to Mahatma Ghandi’s house sights of New Delhi. Treat your taste buds with

lunch at Karim’s – serving some of the most CHINA authentic cuisine in Delhi. (B)(L)

Manali

Dharamsala other. From sampling mouth-watering Fort, this is an experience to remember.

Chongqing

followed by dinner in the famous 1135 AD restaurant at the fort. (B)(L)(D)

MOUNT

EVEREST to see unique crafts of the region. marketplace THIMPU

BHUTAN

Lucknow

Lijiang tour. (B)

DAY 4 LUCKNOW

Dali10 MUMBAI DAY Kunming

Griffin. Continue to Kotwara House, the abode of legendary couple Muzaffar and Meera Ali.

Kolkata This evening take a culinary walk and observe the chefs at work, learning the history and

DAY 5 LUCKNOW – AGRA

the skills are passed through generations to Mohabbat – The Taj Show. (B)

A unique dawn tour of Mumbai

Bangalore

INCLUSIONS

10 nights accommodation, meals as

Hotel this evening. (B)(D)

specified, services of a private car and

Trivandrum

MALÉ

MALDIVES

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DAY 7 AGRA – JAIPUR

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and then feast at Peshwari at the ITC Mughal

After breakfast travel by road to the Pink SRI LANKA City of Jaipur stopping at the deserted city

driver and a local English speaking guide.

VIENTIANE

Transfer to the airport for your onward

breakfast continue to Agra Fort and Hessing’s Tomb. Later on, take a Heritage Mughal Walk

indicated, sightseeing Cochin and flights as

DAY 11 MUMBAI

Kanchanaburi

Rise early for sunrise at the Taj Mahal. After

Chennai

LAOS

travels. (B)

DAY 6 AGRA

H

Trishna, famous for its seafood. (B)(L)

produce the perfumes. In the evening see the

Culinary walk of Lucknow

VIETNAM

milk canisters, freshly baked bread, the

action distributing lunch orders. Lunch is at

which is known for its perfumes. Learn how

Goa

of vendors including milkmen with their

Chiang Mai

Drive to Agra, stopping en route at Kannauj

Home cooking class in Delhi

Koli fisher-folk are at work. See a variety

breakfast back at the Prabang hotel, begin your city Luang HANOI tour,Rai possibly even seeing the Dabbawallas in Chiang

Bhubaneswar

HIGHLIGHTS

a dawn tour. Start at the docks where the

flower market and the green market. After

recipes from your curator guide. (B)(D)

Hyderabad

Guilin Yangshuo

See Mumbai from a different perspective on

grave of Canberra designer, Walter Burley

Mumbai

DAY 9 JAIPUR – MUMBAI Fly to Mumbai. In the afternoon take a city

ThisGangtok evening take a heritage walking tour. (B) Darjeeling

After seeing the sights of Lucknow, visit the

INDIA

Yichang

market. Visit Amber Fort in the afternoon

the Clock Tower. Afterwards reach Chowk

Agra

traditional Thali experience. Walk off your

Chengdu

Imambara, Asifi Husainabad, Rumi Gate and

DELHI

For lunch visit an ethnic restaurant for a

to meet the nomadic blacksmiths in the

Fly to Lucknow and explore the city sights of

Amritsar

Xian

lunch at the colourful bazaar with the chance

DAY 3 DELHI – LUCKNOW

Rishikesh

street foods to dining in style at the Amber

Zhengzho

DAY 8 JAIPUR

Embark on a tour of the Old City of Jaipur.

before a drive past the Red Fort and on to the

A cultural and culinary journey like no

Pingyao

experience this evening, including dinner

Immerse yourself in Old Delhi on a rickshaw

kitchen that feeds 10,000 people per day. A visit

Leh

Jaipur

mansion near Bharatpur. Continue via the

DAY 2 DELHI

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DEPARTS

paintings said to date back around 12,000 years. Following this, proceed to the World

your hotel.

Heritage-listed town of Sanchi with its stone

DAY 2 DELHI Start the day with a visit to Jamad Masjid

DAY 8 BHOPAL – MUMBAI

and then hop on a rickshaw and ride around

Fly to Mumbai. On arrival begin your city

the colourful, narrow alleys of Old Delhi. At Gurudwara Bangla Sahib you can see the temple’s community kitchen that feeds 10,000 people a day. Continue to the museum of

CHINA

Mahatma Ghandi before seeing the highlights

Start in Delhi and travel through some

Manali ofDharamsala the best known areas of central India, Rishikesh visiting medieval cities and ancient

of New Delhi, finishing at Humayan’s Tomb. (B)

DAY 3 DELHI – AGRA Travel by train to Agra. On arrival your guide

capitals.

Pin

carved stupas and domes. (B)(L)

will meet you for a tour of Agra Fort. Enjoy

tour. If the timing is right you may see the

INDIA

LEISURELY TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS Srinagar TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE Leh TRAVEL SCALE

DAY 1 DELHI On arrival you will be met and transferred to

Xian

famous Dabbawallas in action delivering

lunches. Continue with visits to Gateway of India, Jain Temple, Hanging Gardens, Chowpati Beach, Crawford market and much

Chengdu

more. (B)

DAY 9 MUMBAI

Chongqing

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

some leisure time in the afternoon before MOUNT

DELHI

your sunset experience at the Taj Mahal. (B) EVEREST

THIMPU Gangtok Darjeeling DAY 4 AGRA – JHANSI – ORCHHA

BHUTAN

Agra Gwalior Orchha

Transfer early to the station for your train to

Jhansi, and then transfer by road to Orchha. In

Lijiang Dali

Kunming

Orchha a tour of the medieval city takes you

Bhopal

to the fort complex where you can explore the temples and architecture. (B)

Travel by road to the ancient capital of Gwalior where you will uncover the

BhubaneswarGwalior Fort. Along with its magnificent temples and ruined palaces, a large part of the fort is now a museum housing many

Mumbai

bizarre and interesting items. (B)

DAY 6 GWALIOR – BHOPAL

HIGHLIGHTS

Transfer to the railway station for your train

O  ld Delhi by rickshaw

journey to Bhopal, known as the ‘City of

M  agnificent Gwalior Fort

Lakes’. In the afternoon venture out to see

T  he cave paintings of Bhimbhetka

the sights of Bhopal including the mosque

INCLUSIONS Bangalore indicated, sightseeing, train travel and

flights as specified, services of a private Cochin

Trivandrum speaking guide. MALÉ

MALDIVES

of Taj-ul Masjid, Bharat Bhawan, the centre

Chennaifor performing arts, and the Tribal Habitat

Eight nights accommodation, meals as

car and driver and a local English

VIETNAM

DAY 5 ORCHHA – GWALIOR

INDIA

Museum. (B)(L)

DAY 7 BHOPAL Today visit the famous cave paintings at Bhimbhetka. Inside are vivid depictions of

SRI LANKA

prehistoric cave dwellers, with the oldest

Luang Prabang

Chiang Rai

HANOI

LAOS

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THAILAND

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cultures, soak up the sand and sea

Battambang and sample delectable food.

INCLUSIONS Sihanoukville

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Phu Quoc Five nights accommodation, breakfast

Samui daily,Koh flight Mumbai to Goa and private airport transfers.

Phuket

COLOMBO

Langkawi Penang Medan

Padang

MALAYSIA KUALA LUMPUR Malacca

SUMATRA

INDONESIA

Jakarta

JAV

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CENTRAL INDIA WILDLIFE

INDIA

9 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS

FROM

DAY 1 DELHI On arrival you will be met and transferred to

BEIJING

your hotel.

$2,845*

DAY 2 DELHI – KHAJURAHO – PANNA NATIONAL PARK

Pingyao

Take a morning flight to Khajuraho where

DISCOVERY DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE

you will be met and transferred by road to Panna National Park, one of India’s most famous tiger reserves. (B)(D)

Zhengzhou Xian

DAY 3 PANNA NATIONAL PARK India is well known for its wildlife and

Srinagar

Rise early for a morning jeep safari with

central India isLeh home to some of the most

your naturalist guide in search of tigers, deer

antelope and much more. Return to the lodge CHINA for lunch. This afternoon another jeep safari

famous tiger reserves in the country.

Manaliand Bandhavargh by jeep Explore Panna Dharamsala safari and see what wildlife you can find. Rishikesh

Yichang

Chengdu

awaits. (B)(L)(D)

Nanjin

Chongqing

DAY 4 PANNA NATIONAL PARK Don’t forget your camera as you head out for another day of wildlife spotting on morning

MOUNT EVEREST

DELHI

and afternoon jeep safaris. (B)(L)(D) THIMPU

BHUTAN

Lijiang

DAY 5 PANNA – BANDHAVGARH Travel six hours by road to Bandhavargh

National Park located in the Vindhya Hills of

Khajuraho PANNA NATIONAL PARK BANDHAVGARH NATIONAL PARK

INDIA

Dali

Madhya Pradesh. (B)(L)(D)

FROM

DAY 6 BANDHAVGARH the lodge for lunch, before heading out again

Jabalpur

in the jeeps in the afternoon. (B)(L)(D)

Chiang Rai

Chiang Mai Your naturalist will take you out on two game

Goa Bandhavargh National Parks

Learn from expert naturalist guides Explore Delhi by rickshaw

Bangalore

INCLUSIONS

Chennai

Eight nights accommodation, meals as indicated, sightseeing and flights as

Cochin

specified, services of a private car and

Trivandrum driver and local English speaking guides.

SRI LANKA

COLOMBO

MALDIVES

Rise early for your last jeep safari before

Hong Kong

Luang Prabang

HANOI beauty Experience the unparalleled

LAOS

of central India whilst staying

VIENTIANE

and Bandhavgarh National Parks.

Hue THAILAND Your twice daily jungle drives will Hoi An

driving to Jabalpur for your flight to Delhi. (B)

DAY 9 DELHI

Guangz

Safari Wildlife Lodges in Panna

DAY 8 BANDHAVGARH – DELHI

Wildlife spotting in Panna and

$5,009*

in the luxuriously appointed Taj

drives again today. (B)(L)(D)

HIGHLIGHTS

Guilin Yangshuo

VIETNAM

After an early morning game drive, relax at

DAY 7 BANDHAVGARH

MALÉ

THE TAJ WILDLIFE Kunming EXPERIENCE

Kanchanaburi

Pakse of open be conducted in the comfort Siem Reap direct from 4x4 safari vehicles,

BANGKOK

Take a tour by rickshaw of Old Delhi, through the bazaars sheltering all kinds of wares, spices, food stalls and more. Continue on to the New City in the afternoon taking in the

CAMBODIA

your lodge. This is an unforgettable

Battambangto experience some of opportunity

PENH the most prized floraPHNOM and fauna Sihanoukville of the region, and indulge inSaigon Phu Quoc

Koh Samui unique, relaxing and luxurious

highlights before departing to the airport. (B) NOTE The national parks are closed from 01 Jul – 30 Sep.

Phuket

accommodation.

Langkawi Penang Medan

Padang

Kota Kin

B

MALAYSIA

Miri

KUALA LUMPUR Malacca

BORN Kuching

KALIMAN

SUMATRA

INDONESIA

Jakarta JAVA Jogjakarta

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Surabaya MOUNT BROMO


INDIA

rinagar

Leh Manali Shimla

msala

sar KERALA BACKWATERS

DELHI Jaipur Jodhpur

ai

Agra HANDPICKED Lucknow SOUTH INDIA Varanasi RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK

14 DAYS / 13 NIGHTS FROM $3,579* Khajuraho

Udaipur

LEISURELY DEPARTS WEDNESDAYS, FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE

DAY 1 CHENNAI

DAY 8 MADURAI

On arrival in Chennai, transfer to your hotel.

Start the day early and witness early morning

Darjeeling

DAY 2 CHENNAI

Kochi explores the diversity of South India from colonial Pondicherry to the Keralan backwaters.

Hyderabad

food. The remainder of the day is free until this

Arts Centre where you can witness the students

evening when you head to Meenashki Temple

at prayer before classes start. Following this

to see a traditional prayer ceremony. (B)

explore Chennai, visiting Fort St George, St

Kolkata

Mary’s Church and Kapaleswar Temple. In the

DAY 9 MADURAI - THEKKADY

late afternoon head to the lively Marina Beach

Drive to spice country today. The afternoon is

area. (B)

at leisure. (B)

Take an early morning boat ride on Lake

Depart for Mahaballipuram where you will

Periyar for some wildlife spotting. Afterwards

stop en route at the impressive temple

visit a spice plantation. (B)

town of Kanchipuram, famous not only for the temples, but hand-woven silks. In the temples and Krishna’s Butterball. (B)

INDIA

Kochi Alleppey

DAY 4 MAHABALLIPURAM – PONDICHERRY

Mahaballipuram

There is a strong French influence in

Pondicherry

Pondicherry, especially in the old boulevards

Trichy Madurai Thekkady

lined with Mediterranean-style houses. Tour the town on arrival including a visit to a hand-made paper factory. (B)

DAY 5 PONDICHERRY – THANJAVUR Drive to Thanjavur, known as the rice bowl of Tamil Nadu. Along the way stop at Chidambaram to admire the beautiful temples. Explore Thanjavur’s sights on arrival. (B)

HIGHLIGHTS Kalakshetra Performing Arts Centre Sublime rock art at Mahaballipuram Visit a hand-made paper factory

INCLUSIONS 12 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.

DAY 10 THEKKADY

MAHABALLIPURAM

Mahaballipuram explore the sights including

Chennai

doing their daily chores or sample some street

Start your day at a Kalakshetra Performing

BhubaneswarDAY 3 CHENNAI –

Aurangabad

This aromatic journey from Chennai to

trading, cows being milked in the street, locals

DAY 6 THANJAVUR - TRICHY CHETTINAD

DAY 11 THEKKADY - ALLEPPEY Drive to Alleppey to board your houseboat. Float through calm waters and palm fringed canals, passing villages. See your traditional lunch being prepared. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 12 ALLEPPEY - KOCHI Disembark from your houseboat and drive onwards to Kochi. This afternoon see the Chinese fishing nets, St Francis Church and the Dutch Palace. (B)

DAY 13 KOCHI This morning explore Broadway and Ernakulam Market, the shopping hub of Kochi. The afternoon is free. (B)

DAY 14 KOCHI Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (B)

Drive to Trichy and tour the famous Rock Temple, a spectacular monument perched high on a rocky outcrop. Continue on to Chettinad, famous for its fortress like homes and temple architecture. Participate in a cooking class at a private home at The Bangala. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 7 CHETTINAD – MADURAI A half day tour of Chettinad will include a visit to the village and a workshop where Athangudi tiles are made. Continue to Madurai. (B)

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Zhen Xian

Srinagar

ik

FROM

$2,439*

KATHMANDU

Chengdu

Nagpur Ajanta caves

hill station of Ooty. (B)

DAY 5 OOT Y – COONOOR Tour Ooty, described as the ‘Queen of the Lijiang

Hill Stations’, before travelling by train to

Discover South India and experience its many sights and contrasts as you absorb the incredible depth of history, diversity and vibrant colours of this region.

Coonoor, famed for its lush greenery and Dali

Gui Yan

Kunming extensive variety of wildflowers. (B)

DAY 6 COONOOR – KOCHI Depart for the full day road journey to Kochi.

NEPAL Bhubaneswar Pokhara

Aurangabad

through the scenic Nilgiri Hills to the famous

CHINA BHUTAN

INDIA

Agra Gwalior Orachha

walking tour. (B)

This morning continue your road journey

LEISURELY DEPARTS MONDAYS - FRIDAYS MOUNT TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE EVEREST THIMPU Gangtok Darjeeling

Lucknow Varanasi Khajuraho Rishikesh Bhopal Pench

umbai

Yi

Chumundi Hill, finishing with a curated city

TRAVEL SCALE

Pokhara

Agra Gwalior Jaipur Orachha ManaliRANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK Ajmer

ELHINashik

ALÉ

in India. Continue to Mysore Palace and

DAY 4 MYSORE – OOT Y Chongqing

NEPAL

Leh

DELHI

Vadodara

ur

St Phelomina’s Church, one of the oldest

Rishikesh

INDIA

ner

11 DAYS / 10 NIGHTS

Manali

haramsala

ritsar

THE TRANQUIL SOUTH CHINA

Leh

(B)

Kolkata HIGHLIGHTS Mysore’s morning Devaraja Market The famous hill station of Ooty MOUNT

DAY 7 KOCHI

VIETNAM

Your morning tour of Kochi includes visits to

see the ChineseLuang fishingPrabang nets, the 16th century HANOI Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Palace and St Francis Chiang Rai THIMPU

EVEREST

INCLUSIONS

Gangtok Darjeeling

BHUTANLAOS

KATHMANDU houseboat accommodation, meals as Nine nights hotel and one night

indicated, sightseeing as specified,

Church. Explore the shopping hub at Broadway

Chiang Mai and Ernakulam Market. This evening seeLijiang a lively Kathakali dance performance. (B) VIENTIANE

DAY 8 KOCHI – ALLEPPEY Lucknow services of a private car and driver and Dali RANTHAMBORE Hue Journey by road to Alleppey and board your local English speaking guides. NATIONAL PARK THAILAND Varanasi Hoi A kettuvallam for your overnight cruise. Gently Pakse cruise through canals. (B)(L)(D) Kanchanaburi Khajuraho Siem Reap DAY 1 BANGALORE Bhopal Pench DAY 9 ALLEPPEY – KOVALAM BANGKOK

Hyderabad

On arrival transfer to your hotel.

Bangalore

DAY 2 BANGALORE – MYSORE

Mysore

INDIA Ooty

Kochi

Trivandrum Nagpur

Ajanta caves

Aurangabad

Kolkata

Enjoy a morning city tour of Bangalore before journeying by road to Mysore. (B)

DAY 3 MYSORE An early morning start will take you to the vibrant Devaraja Market. Also visit

Bhubaneswar

TASTE OF THE SOUTH

LDIVES

6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS

Hyderabad

FROM

$1,385*

LEISURELY DAILY EXCEPT THURSDAYS & FRIDAYS TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE

DEPARTS

If you have limited time, this trip gives you the best of the south in just five nights.

Shopping at Ernakulam Market Cruising Kerala’s tranquil backwaters

INCLUSIONS

Alleppey

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

SRI LANKA

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COLOMBO

Battambang

PHNOM PENH DAY 10 KOVAL AM Sihanoukville Saigon Today is at your leisure. (B) Phu Quoc Koh DAYSamui 11 KOVAL AM - TRIVANDRUM Transfer to the airport for your flight. (B)

Phuket

Chiang Rai

DAY 1 KOCHI On Langkawi arrival you will be met and transferred to Chiang Mai your hotel. Penang Medan DAY 2 KOCHI KUALA LUMPUR

MALAYSIA

Explore the sights of Kochi including

Malacca the Chinese fishing nets and Ernakulam Padang

TH

Market. This evening experience a Kathakali performance. (B)

DAY 3 KOCHI - ALLEPPEY SUMATRA Transfer to Alleppey to board your houseboat

Kanchanaburi

to cruise the tranquil backwaters. (B)(L)(D)

BANGK

INDONESIA

Take a heritage walking tour of Alleppey

before travelling on to Kumarakom. (B)(L)

Jakarta

DAY 5 KUMARAKOM

In the morning a special experience awaits as

Four nights hotel and one night cruise

Kumarakom

to Kovalam. (B)

DAY 4 ALLEPPEY - KUMARAKOM

HIGHLIGHTS

Kochi

CAMBODIA

Disembark the kettuvallam and travel by road

you visit Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple, a

JAVA

well known pilgrimage centre. In the afternoon enjoy a meal at Philipkutty’s Farm. (B)(L)

DAY 6 KUMARAKOM - KOCHI Transfer to Kochi Airport for your onward

Jogja

Koh Samu

flight. (B)

Phuket CONTACT YOUR TRAVEL AGENT OR ADVENTURE WORLD TO BOOK


14 DAYS / 13 NIGHTS

FROM

Aurangabad

$3,135*

ACTIVE DEPARTS SELECTED DATES, 01 NOV ’17 - 31 DEC ’18 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 - CHERAI

including the Maharaja Palace. (B)(L)

Morning ride to Guruvayoor Temple and then

HyderabadDAY 3 MYSORE – BANDIPUR

continuing along country roads to Cherai. (B)(L)

NATIONAL PARK

DAY 8 CHERAI - KOCHI

Beautiful landscapes, fascinating towns,

Cycle on the back roads of the Mysore Plateau

Cycle along coastal roads to the ferry port

stunning beaches and superb food -

to the important pilgrim centre of Nanjangud.

to board the ferry to Kochi. 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)

INDIA

Guruvayoor Muhamma

Mysore Ooty Kochi 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

overlooking the lake. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 11 MUHAMMA Explore Muhamma 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, an Indian hill

with stunning vistas at every turn. Although

tour leader throughout.

will spend the night in a backwater resort

DAY 12 VARKAL A

12 nights hotel and one night

as specified and services of an Exodus

villages to Muhamma. This evening you

After disembarking the houseboat, travel by

station and the former summer capital of the

indicated, transportation and activities

DAY 10 KOCHI - MUHAMMA Cycle past old Portuguese houses and fishing

farmhouse. (B)(L)(D)

INCLUSIONS houseboat accommodation, meals as

DAY 9 KOCHI Today is free in Kochi. (B)

Raj. It’s a very steep ride, up 36 hairpin bends steep, there are plenty of photographic opportunities to rest at. Some members of the

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)

group may prefer to walk or enjoy a relaxed

DAY 14 VARKAL A

morning and take the hill in the support

Your small group journey ends after

vehicle. (B)

breakfast. (B)

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INDIA

bai

CYCLE KERALA & TROPICAL INDIA


INDIA

EXPERIENCE DELHI 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

FROM

THE PARK HOTEL

MAIDENS HOTEL

In the heart of the city and business hub of

Maidens Hotel is one of Delhi’s oldest hotels,

Connaught Place, the hotel features stylish

built in the early 1900s. It has retained its

rooms with contemporary decor and state

colonial charm, boasting spacious rooms

of the art technology. Guests have access

with high ceilings. Set amidst three hectares

to indulgent restaurant options, a spa and

of lush gardens, it is within easy access to

swimming pool.

magnificent Mughal monuments.

THE CL ARIDGES

TAJ DIPLOMATIC ENCL AVE

Built in 1952, The Claridges remains one

Like a gracious hostess the Taj Diplomatic

of Delhi’s most iconic hotels. Exquisitely

Enclave Hotel effortlessly wears the mantle

$599*

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 A full day city tour begins with a rickshaw ride through Old Delhi’s chaotic bazaars. Visit a temple with it’s community kitchen feeding thousands of people daily. Continue to the house and museum of Mahatma Ghandi, drive past the Red Fort, and then begin your discovery of New Delhi, ending at Humayan’s Tomb. (B)(L)

DAY 3 DELHI Led by rehabilitated street children, the Salaam Baalak Trust walking tour provides an insight into life on the streets for many. (B)

DAY 4 DELHI Transfer to the airport. (B)

PER PERSON FROM $

TWIN

THE PARK HOTEL

$599*

MAIDENS HOTEL

$649*

appointed rooms and suites are a blend of

of being one of the finest hotels in New

THE CLARIDGES

$659*

elegance and contemporary luxury. The hotel

Delhi. The hotel has 403 rooms; 41 of them

TAJ DIPLOMATIC ENCLAVE

$985*

is located amongst lush gardens in central

lavish suites including the signature Tata and

Delhi.

Presidential Suites.

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INDIA

SALAAM BAALAK CITY WALK (HALF DAY)

HOME COOKING EXPERIENCE (EVENING)

FROM

$139* DEPARTS DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAYS

FROM

Explore the city by bicycle. Pedal through

Salaam Baalak Trust is an initiative set up

There is so much more to Indian food than

the narrow lanes of the old city and immerse

to rehabilitate the street children of Delhi.

just curry. Today you will experience food

yourself in the morning activity as the city

Experience their daily lives as your guide, a

from a home kitchen of Delhi, discovering

comes alive. See vegetable and flower markets

former street kid themselves, shares stories

how vegetables and spices are prepared and

being set up, pass locals on morning walks

and insights along the way. Finish the tour

used. Afterwards sit down and dine with the

and discover the true character of this city.

with a walk through Paharganj bazaar.

family in their home to find out some insider

DELHI BY BICYCLE

(HALF DAY) FROM

$125* DEPARTS DAILY

$209* DEPARTS DAILY

information on the real Delhi.

MASTER JI KI HAVELI WALK (HALF DAY)

KINGDOM OF DREAMS

AGRA AND SIKANDRA

(EVENING)

(FULL DAY)

FROM

$195* DEPARTS DAILY EXCEPT MONDAYS

FROM

Old Delhi bazaar is full of colour and some of

Get ready for a unique and new age live show

Travel by road to Agra, stopping along the

the best street food. Eat your way through the

entertainment experience, with Bollywood

way at Sikandra – the mausoleum of Akbar.

bazaar, sampling lip-smacking delicacies as

musicals, heritage, crafts, cuisine and

Continue to Agra and upon arrival visit one of

you go. The area is also home to many small

shopping all under one roof at The Kingdom

the wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal. Your

shrines and temples. Enjoy a rickshaw ride

of Dreams. Explore the precinct before sitting

final stop will be Agra Fort before returning

and then lunch at Master Ji Ki Haveli.

down to your live Bollywood show.

to Delhi.

FROM

$179* DEPARTS DAILY

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$325* DEPARTS DAILY EXCEPT FRIDAYS

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INDIA

EXPERIENCE JAIPUR 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

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.

OBEROI RAJVIL AS

RAMBAGH PAL ACE JAIPUR

The Oberoi Rajvilas is the perfect base

This former residence of the Maharaja is an

from which to explore one of India’s most

opulent reminder of Jaipur’s stately heritage.

exotic and vibrant cities. This idyllic retreat

Located near the main shopping area and

evokes princely Rajasthan with luxury

historical city monuments, every facet of

tents and villas in a fort-like setting and is

this 175-year-old palace reflects a legendary

situated on 13 hectares of lush gardens with

world of royal grace and glamour.

$689*

FROM

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 Visit an organic farm in the shadow of the Aravalli Ranges and see how produce is grown, interact with local farmers and participate in a cookery demonstration. (B)

DAY 4 JAIPUR Transfer to the airport. (B)

PER PERSON FROM $

TWIN

TRIDENT HOTEL

$689*

SAMODE HAVELI JAIPUR

$899*

OBEROI RAJVILAS

$1,879*

RAMBAGH PALACE JAIPUR

$1,899*

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cascading fountains.

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INDIA

EXPERIENCE UDAIPUR 3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS

FROM

TRIDENT UDAIPUR

SHIV NIWAS PAL ACE

Built over 17 hectares on the banks of Lake

A prominent heritage hotel in Udaipur, this

Pichola, the Trident is an excellent option in

hotel is a part of the City Palace. Guests can

the heart of Udaipur. Rooms blend elegance

expect world class comforts and impeccable

and style with traditional touches and

service. Rooms are adorned with period

modern comforts.

furniture and decor.

THE OBEROI UDAIVIL AS

TAJ L AKE PAL ACE

On the banks of Lake Pichola, The Oberoi

A dream of white marble and mosaic, and

Udaivilas captures all the romance and

probably one of the most romantic hotels

splendour of a royal era. With its rambling

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

courtyards, fountains, reflection pools,

Lake Palace offers guests a unique blend

gardens and impressive interiors, this

of serenity and opulence. Accessible by

$415*

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

TRIDENT UDAIPUR

$415*

SHIV NIWAS PALACE

$485*

THE OBEROI UDAIVILAS

$1,115*

property offers exceptional service and an

boat, it is a mere five minute trip from

$1,179*

unforgettable experience.

the City Palace.

TAJ LAKE PALACE

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INDIA

JAIPUR ORGANIC FARM COOKING (HALF DAY)

BLOCK PRINTING WORKSHOP (HALF DAY)

A BOLLYWOOD MOVIE AT RAJ MANDIR (EVENING)

FROM

$229* DEPARTS DAILY FROM JAIPUR

FROM

$179* DEPARTS DAILY FROM JAIPUR

FROM

Visit this organic vegetable farm in

Jaipur is renowned for exquisite block

Watch a Bollywood movie spectacular in a

the shadow of the Aravalli Hills. Learn

printing patterns, where traditional prints

remarkable local theatre, the Raj Mandir

about the produce being grown, interact

and designs can determine where people

Cinema. It is a lively and interactive

with local farmers and see the produce

are from or their marital status. Learn the

experience and often the locals are the

being transformed during a live cookery

process of block printing from a master and

highlight of the show as you see them

demonstration followed by a traditional

then participate in a hands-on workshop

cheering and singing throughout the movie.

Rajasthani lunch.

experience.

JEEP SAFARI AT BISHNOI VILLAGE (HALF DAY)

JODHPUR BY TUK TUK

DINE WITH A RAJPUT FAMILY (HALF DAY)

(HALF DAY)

$115* DEPARTS DAILY FROM JAIPUR

FROM

$115* DEPARTS DAILY FROM JODHPUR

FROM

$145* DEPARTS DAILY FROM JODHPUR

FROM

Experience tribal India at Guda Bishnoi

Jump on a true local’s form of transport and

Learn how to cook some popular Rajasthani

Village where villagers are staunch

zip around the old town seeing the chaos and

cuisine at the home of a Rajput family. This

worshippers of nature in all its forms. Gain an

colour of Sadar Market. See some of region’s

is a hands-on workshop at their ‘Spice

insight into this fascinating community, spot

finest spices, hand embroidered fabrics,

Culture’ kitchen, learning how to prepare

migratory birds around the lake and immerse

antiques, flavoured teas and much more.

these traditional dishes. A sit down meal with

$235* DEPARTS DAILY FROM UDAIPUR

yourself into this delightful time warp of a

the family allows you to interact and gain an

village.

insight into their culture.

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INDIA

EXPERIENCE MUMBAI 3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS

FROM

TRIDENT HOTEL NARIMAN POINT

VIVANTA BY TAJ – PRESIDENT

Located in the heart of the bustling city,

The award-winning Vivanta by Taj –

the hotel offers an excellent location from

President offers chic and modern air-

which to explore Mumbai. With views to the

conditioned rooms near South Mumbai’s

ocean and the famous city skyline, rooms are

business district. The hotel is stylishly

spacious and fitted with flat screen TV, Wi-Fi

decorated with silk fabrics and original

access, safe and minibar.

artwork. All rooms have a flat screen TV,

$675*

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

personal safe and a well-stocked minibar.

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, Prince of Wales Museum, Crawford Market and visit a Dhobi Ghat - the well known laundry cleaning families of the city. Drive past Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, the historic railway station of Mumbai. (B)

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

PER PERSON FROM $

TWIN

TRIDENT HOTEL NARIMAN POINT

$675*

VIVANTA BY TAJ - PRESIDENT

$729*

JW MARRIOTT MUMBAI JUHU

$769*

TAJ MAHAL PALACE MUMBAI

$875*

JW MARRIOTT MUMBAI JUHU

TAJ MAHAL PAL ACE MUMBAI

Overlooking the Arabian Sea this hotel features

Built in 1903, this architectural marvel stands

panoramic views over Juhu Beach. Rooms are

majestically with views to the Arabian Sea

equipped with sleek marble bathrooms and

and the Gateway of India. An iconic luxury

plush bedding. The hotel also boasts three

hotel, it has elegantly appointed rooms

outdoor pools, the award-winning Quan Spa

tastefully decorated with a blend of old world

and multiple dining options.

charm and modern facilities.

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INDIA

EXPERIENCE KOCHI 3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS

FROM

FRAGRANT NATURE

BRUNTON BOAT YARD

A boutique hotel with contemporary style

A prominent hotel in a harbour side location

rooms featuring magnificent views of the

at the historical Fort Kochi, this hotel

harbour. Rooms are elegant and spacious with

allows guests to dwell amidst the 19th

modern fittings and comforts. Hotel features

century history of the town. Heritage-style

include a restaurant, pool and state-of-the-

décor is an eclectic blend of English, Dutch

art spa.

and Portuguese influences and provides

$415*

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.

sophisticated accommodation.

Kochi 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 KOCHI Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your chosen hotel.

DAY 2 KOCHI Set off on a morning tour of Kochi 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. (B)

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

PER PERSON FROM $

TWIN

FRAGRANT NATURE

$415*

BRUNTON BOATYARD

$545*

VIVANTA BY TAJ - MALABAR

$559*

EIGHTH BASTION HOTEL

$595*

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VIVANTA BY TAJ – MAL ABAR

EIGHTH BASTION HOTEL

Positioned on Willingdon Island, with a view

Located only one minute walk from the

of Kochi Harbour, this hotel is a balance between past and present. Rooms offer a first class experience with plenty of de-stress options including a home theatre system and a special Pillow Menu.

beach and 200m from the Chinese fishing nets, modern rooms are all equipped with a balcony and the hotel features an outdoor pool and restaurant.

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INDIA

MUMBAI BY DAWN – A CITY AWAKENS (HALF DAY)

WORLI VILLAGE WALK

JEWISH HERITAGE TOUR

(HALF DAY)

(HALF DAY)

FROM

$175* DEPARTS DAILY FROM MUMBAI

FROM

$215* DEPARTS DAILY FROM MUMBAI

FROM

This tour pays homage to the people of

Nestled amongst sky-scrapers and

Uncover the 2000-year-old Jewish heritage

Mumbai and venerates all those that go about

architectural wonders lies the picturesque

that exists in India. This is a historic journey

their business with one purpose – a better

Worli Fishing Village, an 800-year-old village

walking through architecturally stunning

life. Start your tour at the chaotic docks,

and settlement of the fisherman community.

synagogues, the clamorous Sasson Docks,

observe the fisher-folk, the milk canister

Walk through the village uncovering stories

Bhau Daji Lad Museum and the quaint Sasson

deliveries, the green market and flower

and legends, traditions and customs.

Library.

KOCHI CITY TOUR

KUMBALANGI VILLAGE TOUR (HALF DAY)

$179* DEPARTS DAILY FROM MUMBAI

bazaar as you witness the city awaken.

COOKING WITH NIMMY PAUL (HALF DAY)

(HALF DAY)

FROM

$159* DEPARTS DAILY FROM KOCHI

FROM

$125* DEPARTS MONDAYS THURSDAYS FROM KOCHI

FROM

Visit the home of Nimmy Paul, a local

Spend half a day exploring the sights of

Kumbalangi is a stretch of backwaters

celebrity chef, and learn the art of

Kochi, starting at the Dutch Palace at

connected by interlocking waterways offering

native Kerala cuisine during a cooking

Mattancherry. Continue on to see the Chinese

an interesting and unspoiled experience of

demonstration followed by a delicious lunch.

fishing nets, followed by St Francis Church

tranquil Kerala. Row country canoes, try your

Enjoy warm hospitality as you learn of the

and the oldest Jewish Synagogue in India.

hand at catching crabs and gain an insight

culture, lifestyle and traditions of the region.

$199* DEPARTS DAILY FROM KOCHI

into local village professions such as tapping coconuts and net fishing.

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SRI L ANKA

Welcome to

Sri Lanka Chennai

Bangalore

SIGIRIYA

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 monkey and grey langur.

ANCIENT CITIES

SRI LANKA WILPATTU NATIONAL PARK

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,

HILL COUNTRY

Passikudah

Kandy

Negombo COLOMBO

Nuwara Eliya

diving, or simply relaxing.

Sri Lanka’s cool and pristine hill country,

Trincomalee

Arugam Bay

YALA NATIONAL PARK

Bentota

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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Galle

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POLONNARUWA

HANDPICKED SRI LANKA 15 DAYS / 14 NIGHTS

FROM

$3,845*

DAY 1 COLOMBO – NEGOMBO

DAY 10 ELLA – UDA WALAWE

Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel.

Take a slow train journey from Ella down to

DAY 2 WILPATTU ANURADHAPURA

Haputale and then continue by road to Uda

Head north this morning to Chilaw and visit

LEISURELY DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE

the busy fish market. Afterwards, proceed to

TRAVEL SCALE

Wilpattu National Park for the chance to spot

DEPARTS

elephant, sloth bear, spotted deer and more. After your safari, continue to Anuradhapura. (B)(L)

DAY 3 ANURADHAPURA – SIGIRIYA

From its ruined cities to the Temple of the

Explore the ruins of Anuradhapura. Proceed

Sacred Tooth Relic and impressive Sigiriya

to Sigiriya to climb the rocky outcrop. (B)

Fort - Sri Lankan culture spans more than

DAY 4 SIGIRIYA

2000 years.

Visit Hiriwaduna to see local village life on a scenic three hour walk. Learn of the local farming practices and help to prepare a

SRI LANKA

simple meal. Afterwards, continue through dense forests, keeping an eye out for bird life and wildlife. Continue by car to Polonnaruwa

WILPATTU NATIONAL PARK

Anuradhapura

and cycle amidst the ruins. (B)(L) Polonnaruwa

Sigiriya

DAY 5 SIGIRIYA – KANDY Tour Dambulla’s Rock Temple before

Kandy

Negombo

Nuwara Eliya

COLOMBO

Ella UDA WALAWE NATIONAL PARK

Galle

W  ildlife spotting at Wilpattu Hiriwaduna village walk Time to explore Ella

INCLUSIONS 14 nights accommodation, meals as indicated, sightseeing as specified,

places to observe elephants in their natural habitat. (B)

DAY 11 UDA WAL AWE – GALLE Travel the coastal route to Galle stopping en route at Uda Walawe Elephant Transfer Home. (B)

DAY 12 GALLE Explore Galle on a city tour. (B)

DAY 13 GALLE A day at leisure to explore Galle. (B)

DAY 14 GALLE – MOUNT L AVINIA En route to Mount Lavinia, stop at Ambalangoda to visit a Tukkawadu mask factory. Try your hand at carving your own mask. Afterwards continue to Colombo city for a walking tour away from the typical tourist spots. (B)

DAY 15 COLOMBO

travelling to Kandy for a city tour. (B)

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

DAY 6 KANDY

(B)

This morning’s cooking experience is at The Kandyan Manor. Start the morning with a visit to the local market before creating Sri Lankan specialty dishes. In the afternoon tour Peradeniya Botanical Gardens. (B)(L)

HIGHLIGHTS

Walawe. The national park is one of the best

DAY 7 KANDY – NUWARA ELIYA

HIKE TO ADAM’S PEAK 2 DAYS / 1 NIGHT FROM $155* DEPARTS NOV ‘17 - MAY ‘18

Travel via lush green hills covered with tea to Nuwara Eliya, en route visiting a tea plantation. Indulge in a high tea this afternoon at the hotel. (B)

DAY 8 NUWARA ELIYA – ELL A Travel on to picturesque Ella. (B)

services of a private car and an English

DAY 9 ELL A

speaking chauffeur guide.

Today is at your leisure to explore temples,

On Day 7, trek to Adam’s Peak, a place of pilgrimage where a 5-foot long bedrock ‘footprint’ lies and is held sacred by many. Transfer to start your trek in the middle of the night to arrive at the summit in time for a breathtaking sunrise.

caves and waterfalls. (B)

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SRI LANKA IN STYLE

ore

Chennai

14 DAYS / 13 NIGHTS

FROM

$3,519*

DISCOVERY DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE DEPARTS

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 – KANDAL AMA Travel to Kandalama via Dambulla, home

sites, fascinating culture, beautiful wilderness and idyllic beaches while staying in the comfort of five-star hotels.

DAY 11 NUWARA ELIYA

the most unique and exquisite cave art and

Enjoy a city tour of Nuwara Eliya. The town

statues of Lord Buddha. (B)

is surrounded by windy roads and blankets of

DAY 3 SIGIRIYA This morning explore the ramparts and

architecture. There is also the option to jump on a bike and pedal along the banks of the lake. (B)

DAY 12 NUWARA ELIYA – COLOMBO

the steps to the top for spectacular views.

Travel on to Colombo. (B)

Afterwards visit Polonnaruwa, the island’s medieval capital. Return to Kandalama. (B)

DAY 4 ANURADHAPURA grandest city of ancient Ceylon. Return to Kandalama in the afternoon. (B)

Trincomalee

tea plantations, dotted with British colonial

of Sirigiya Rock Fortress before climbing

Visit Anuradhapura, the first capital and the

SRI LANKA

cup of pure Ceylon tea. (B)

to the Rock Cave Temple housing some of

moats surrounding the World Heritage Site

Explore at a leisurely pace the ancient

and a tea factory. Sample a perfectly blended

DAY 5 KANDAL AMA – TRINCOMALEE

DAY 13 COLOMBO This afternoon, experience a personalised walking tour and discover the history of the old town. (B)

DAY 14 COLOMBO Transfer to Colombo Airport. (B)

Continue your journey to Trincomalee. On

Kandalama

arrival the day is at leisure. (B)

Kandy COLOMBO

Nuwara Eliya

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

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

DAY 8 TRINCOMALEE – KANDY Depart the coast for Kandy. En route stop at Matale and visit a spice garden. Learn of the

HIGHLIGHTS Mark Forbes walking tour in

therapeutic values of spices and processes over a refreshing cup of herbal tea. (B)

Colombo

DAY 9 KANDY

Cooking at The Kandyan Manor

Experience a cooking lesson and prepare

INCLUSIONS 13 nights accommodation, meals as indicated, sightseeing as specified, services of a private car and an English speaking chauffeur guide.

HOT AIR BALLOONING FROM

$345*

typical Sri Lankan dishes. Your host will take you to a local market before returning to the manor to learn the traditional methods of cooking. This afternoon explore Kandy

From November to April during your stay in Kandalama, see the cultural

followed by a cultural show in the evening.

triangle of Sri Lanka from above as

(B)(L)

you soar over incredible landscapes, villages and perhaps even spot some wildlife.

SIGIRIYA

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NDIA SRI L ANKA

Bhubaneswar

ad

Hyderabad CULTURAL HIGHLIGHTS OF SRI LANKA 7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS

FROM

$2,109*

LEISURELY DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE

DAY 1 COLOMBO – NEGOMBO

DAY 4 KANDAL AMA – KANDY

On arrival transfer to your hotel.

Depart for Kandy. En route stop at Matale and

DAY 2 NEGOMBO – KANDAL AMA Travel by road to Kandalama. En route visit the impressive Rock Cave Temple

World Heritage Sites, which are well preserved and proudly display the achievement of ancient Sri Lanka.

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

in Dambulla. The caves house exquisite

DAY 5 KANDY – NUWARA ELIYA

paintings and shelter 150 statues of

Drive to Nuwara Eliya. On arrival the

Lord Budhha. After the visit, continue to

remainder of the day is at leisure. (B)

Kandalama. This evening indulge in a cave dinner at the Heritance Kandalama. (B)(D)

DAY 3 KANDAL AMA This morning visit the 5th century rock citadel

Sri Lanka can lay claim to eight UNESCO

visit a spice garden. This afternoon, explore

of Sigiriya. Surrounded by ramparts and moats the Lion Rock was once coated with frescoes of which some still remain. Climb the stairs to the top for incredible views. In the afternoon visit

DAY 6 NUWARA ELIYA Today is at leisure and you also have your vehicle and driver at your disposal for further explorations of the area. (B)

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

Polonnaruwa, rich with ancient culture and heritage. Walk amongst the scattered walls, stupas, statues and carved sculptures. (B)

SRI LANKA Kandalama Kandy COLOMBO

Nuwara Eliya

HIGHLIGHTS Visit four World Heritage Sites

CEYLON TEA TRAILS EXPERIENCE FROM

$2,895*

Cave dinner in Kandalama Spices of Matale

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

On Day 5 travel to Hatton instead of Nuwara Eliya and stay two nights at the awardwinning Ceylon Tea Trails Resort. This iconic resort is the world’s first tea bungalow resort, comprising of five restored colonial era tea planter residences. The resort offers gracious butler service and gourmet cuisine. Treat yourself to the ultimate in luxury with this unique experience.

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BEST OF SRI LANKA

Bhubaneswar

SRI L ANKA

9 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS

FROM

$1,885*

DAY 1 COLOMBO On arrival transfer to your hotel.

DAY 2 COLOMBO – KANDAL AMA Travel to Kandalama, stopping en route at

LEISURELY DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE

TRAVEL SCALE DEPARTS

Sigiriya. Climb the Sigiriya Rock Fortress. (B)

DAY 3 KANDAL AMA This morning visit the ancient ruins of Polonnaruwa. Continue on to Minneriya,

From the rolling hills carpeted with tea plantations to the white palm-fringed beaches of the coast, this private journey explores the best of this island nation,

Hyderabad

including a chance for wildlife viewing in Minneriya.

Sigiriya Kandalama

COLOMBO

Kandy

HIGHLIGHTS

Continue your journey to Passikudah. Enjoy free time in Passikudah to relax. (B)

explore this small lakeside town on a city tour

Time with local artist, Rajhu, in Kandy

and also see a cultural show. (B)

DAY 7 KANDY – BENTOTA Spend time with local artist, Rajhu. Learn his inspiration for his art, with exclusive access to his studio. Afterwards drive to Bentota. (B)

INCLUSIONS Eight nights accommodation, meals

DAY 8 BENTOTA

as indicated, sightseeing as specified,

This morning visit Galle, steeped in Dutch

services of a private car and an English

history and architecture. (B)

speaking chauffeur guide.

Bentota

DAYS 4-5 KANDAL AMA – PASSIKUDAH

DAY 6 PASSIKUDAH – KANDY

See wildlife at Minneriya

Passikudah

(B)

Depart the coast for Kandy. This evening

Beaches of southern Sri Lanka

SRI LANKA

home to herds of deer, elephants and birdlife.

DAY 9 BENTOTA – COLOMBO Transfer to the airport. (B)

Chennai

NORTHERN WONDERS 7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS

FROM

DAY 1 COLOMBO – NEGOMBO On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

$1,415*

DAY 2 NEGOMBO – ANURADHAPURA After breakfast travel to Sigiriya Rock Fortress

LEISURELY DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE

TRAVEL SCALE

rock citadel and climb to the top of the rocky outcrop. Continue to Anuradhapura where you will spend the night. (B)

DAY 3 ANURADHAPURA – JAFFNA

This journey takes you to the lesser explored

Transfer to Jaffna. On arrival the remainder of

north of Sri Lanka where you will have some

the day is at leisure. (B)

time to relax on the beach at Jaffna along with visiting some of the country’s best preserved sites.

DAY 4 JAFFNA Today’s city tour will take you to Jaffna Fort, the temple of Nallur Kandaswamy Kovil and

Jaffna

the bustling local market, which houses an

SRI LANKA

array of interesting candies and snacks. (B)

HIGHLIGHTS

DAY 5 JAFFNA – DAMBULL A

Explore beautiful Jaffna Climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress Cave paintings of Dambulla

Anuradhapura Dambulla Negombo

for the opportunity to explore the 5th century

Kandy

COLOMBO

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After breakfast drive to Dambulla via the Dambulla Cave Temple, famous for its cave paintings and statues of Lord Buddha. (B)

INCLUSIONS

DAY 6 DAMBULL A – KANDY

Six nights accommodation, meals as

Transfer to Kandy. On arrival take a city tour

indicated, sightseeing as specified,

followed by a cultural show early evening. (B)

services of a private car and an English speaking chauffeur guide.

DAY 7 KANDY – COLOMBO Transfer to Colombo Airport for your onward flight. (B)

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alore

Hyderabad

WILDLIFE OF SRI LANKA 11 DAYS / 10 NIGHTS

FROM

$3,095*

DAY 1 COLOMBO

may even encounter herds of sambar or

On arrival you will be met and transferred to

wild boar. The trek takes approximately four

your hotel. Embark on a walking tour via the

hours. (B)

bustling bazaar, Independence Square, the national museum and finishing at a Barefoot fair trade shop.

Chennai

DISCOVERY DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE

DAY 2 COLOMBO – WILPATTU – ANURADHAPURA

night safari in Yala National Park. (B)

the densest populations of elephants and

bears and an array of other wildlife and flora

SRI LANKA WILPATTU NATIONAL PARK

Anuradhapura Sigiriya

jeep safari where you can search for

DAY 3 ANURADHAPURA – SIGIRIYA

and much more. (B)

COLOMBO

DAY 10 YAL A – GALLE

the ancient city of Anuradhapura before

Transfer to Galle where a city tour will

continuing on to Sigiriya. (B)

uncover European architecture mingled with

DAY 4 SIGIRIYA – MINNERIYA SIGIRIYA

Galle

South Asian traditions. (B)

DAY 11 GALLE – COLOMBO

Visit Sigiriya’s impressive rock fortress this

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

morning and then continue to Minneriya

(B)

particular, but also deer and birdlife. Return

YALA NATIONAL PARK

elephants, leopards, sloth bear, spotted deer

Enjoy a morning of sightseeing around

Minneriya is a sanctuary for elephants in

Nuwara Eliya

DAY 9 YAL A The day is at your leisure until an afternoon

on a jeep safari. Continue to Anuradhapura. (B)

National Park. Spread over 8800 hectares,

Kandy

rehabilitate orphaned calves to release back to the wild. In the evening take an infrared

there is the chance to see elephants, sloth

country has to offer.

Home in Uda Walawe, a facility established to

with natural lakes and home to a vast number

Sri Lanka is full of wildlife with some of

through some of the best wildlife parks the

En route to Yala stop at the Elephant Transit

Depart for Wilpattu National Park, studded of Sri Lankan leopards. Along with big cats

leopards in the world. Take a journey

DAY 8 NUWARA ELIYA – UDA WAL AWE – YAL A

NOTE Yala National Park is closed 01 Sep – 15 Oct.

to Sigiriya. (B)

DAY 5 SIGIRIYA – KANDY After breakfast depart for Kandy. On arrival a city tour will showcase the heritage, culture and history of the region. In the late

HIGHLIGHTS The lesser known Wilpattu National Park Infrared night safari in Yala Trekking Horton Plains

afternoon experience a cultural show. (B)

DAY 6 KANDY – NUWARA ELIYA This morning visit the peaceful Peradeniya Botanical Gardens. Explore pavilions, manicured gardens and beautiful flora. Afterwards continue to Nuwara Eliya. (B)

INCLUSIONS

DAY 7 HORTON PL AINS

10 nights accommodation, meals as

Spend the day at the UNESCO World Heritage

indicated, sightseeing as specified,

Site of Horton Plains. Incredible landscapes

services of a private car and an English

are uncovered as you trek through green

speaking chauffeur guide.

pastures, evergreen forests and waterfalls sheltering all sorts of flora and fauna. You

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MARK FORBES HERITAGE WALK

SUBA GAMAN CITY TOUR (HALF DAY)

FROM

$99* DEPARTS DAILY FROM COLOMBO

FROM

$75* DEPARTS DAILY FROM COLOMBO

FROM

Led by Mark Forbes or an associate, learn

Rich in culture, history and heritage,

The best way to get to know a country is

what being Sri Lankan is all about as you

Colombo has a lot to offer and what better

through its food. Learn about the culinary

embark on a personalised walking tour of

way to zip around the streets than by local

flavours of Sri Lanka with emphasis on

the city, taking you off the beaten path and

tuk tuk. Your local driver guide will share

the value of colour and taste in a brilliant

experiencing first hand the culture, history

their knowledge and experiences of the city.

session with Mohara Dole who has been at

(HALF DAY)

and architecture of the city.

COOKING BY COLOUR

(HALF DAY)

$269* DEPARTS DAILY FROM COLOMBO

the forefront of the local food industry for many years.

CONTEMPORARY ART WITH RAJHU (HALF DAY)

COOKING CLASS WITH SUZIE (HALF DAY)

VILLAGE EXPERIENCE AT TAMARIND HILL (HALF DAY)

FROM

$79* DEPARTS DAILY FROM KANDY

FROM

$79* DEPARTS DAILY FROM KANDY

FROM

Rajhu is a truly unique artist who lives a

Your class takes place at The Kandyan

Tamarind Hill is a community based project

reclusive life on a hilltop in Kandy. Enjoy

Manor where your host family member will

on 10 acres of farmland in the Sri Lankan

insider access to his private studio and learn

first take you to the local market where the

countryside. Here you can immerse yourself

about his artworks and his inspiration and

freshest ingredients are selected. Back at the

in village life with a culinary experience

gain an insight into his creative mind. Enjoy

manor discover the art of Sri Lankan cooking

demonstrating farm fresh cooking, learn the

tea with Rajhu and his sister and a tour

traditions in a hands-on demonstration.

art of incense stick making and enjoy lunch

around his modest cottage.

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$75* DEPARTS DAILY FROM KANDY

overlooking the beautiful Victoria Dam.

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PALMYRA WEAVING

(HALF DAY) FROM

YALA

$45* DEPARTS DAILY FROM

COUNTRYSIDE CYCLING

(HALF DAY) FROM

YALA

$75* DEPARTS DAILY FROM

LOCAL LUNCH WITH VILLAGE FARMERS

(HALF DAY) FROM

YALA

$65* DEPARTS DAILY FROM

Sri Lankan’s have the knack of transforming

Take in the scenery from the seat of your

Start with a short trek with a local naturalist

ordinary material into extraordinary objects

bicycle. There’s no better way to enjoy the

before indulging in the spicy local fare of

of beauty and Palmyra weaving is one of

incredible landscapes, pedalling through

traditional rice with freshly ground coconut

these crafts. Learn the ancient art of weaving

villages, sipping king coconut water and

sambal, fish curry and the freshest greens.

the Palmyra leaves with the guidance of a

observing the daily life of the locals as you

This sumptuous country feast is a meal to

local artisan.

ride by.

remember.

MAKE TRADITIONAL BUFFALO CURD

POTTERY MAKING LESSON (HALF DAY)

MASKS OF AMBALANGODA

(HALF DAY) FROM

YALA

$45* DEPARTS DAILY FROM

FROM

YALA

$55* DEPARTS DAILY FROM

(ONE HOUR)

$29* DEPARTS DAILY FROM BENTOTA OR GALLE

FROM

Traditional curd is made from filtered and

Pottery making is a very strong tradition in

Ambalangoda is one region famous for kolam

boiled buffalo milk. Over 400 families in

Sri Lanka and has it’s own identity. Learn the

masks in Sri Lanka. Discover the history and

surrounding villages survive and thrive on the

intricate art of Sri Lankan pottery from an

stories behind the masks as you learn about

product. Learn how the curd is produced and

expert artisan and make your own clay pot on

the family who pioneered this craft more

the many delectable ways the locals eat it.

a traditional wheel.

than 250 years ago. There is the chance to try your hand at carving your own mask.

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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

$2,345*

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

ACTIVE 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

$369*

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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CHINA

TASTE OF NEPAL

6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS

FROM

$879*

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

FROM

$2,845*

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 ’17 – DEC ’18 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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DZONG, THIMPHU

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

$4,299*

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

CHINA

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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DAY 1 PARO - THIMPHU On arrival into Paro, you will be met and transferred by road two hours to Thimphu.

6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS

FROM

$2,435*

DAY 2 THIMPHU

BHUTAN

Start with a morning visit to the National Library, housing an extensive selection of

DISCOVERY DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE

Buddhist literature, some dating back several hundred years. Continue to a painting school, the National Memorial Chorten and the folk Heritage and National Textile Museum. This evening see the beautiful medieval Trashichhodzong monastery.

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

T  he history and culture of Thimphu

T  he local market at Wangdue Phodrang T  he remote Taktsang Monastery

INCLUSIONS CHITWAN Five nights accommodation, meals as NATIONAL indicated, sightseeing as specified with private car and driver and services of a PARK local English speaking guide.

INDIA

FROM

to take in the views. Afterwards visit the

CHINA

17th century fortress Punakha Dzong before continuing on to Wangdue Phodrang local market. (B)

DAY 4 PUNAKHA - PARO En route to Paro stop by Simtokha Dzong,

BHUTAN

built in 1627. In Paro visit Ta Dzong. (B)

DAY 5 PARO Drive up the valley to view the ruins of Drukgyel Dzong and then proceed for the five

THIMPHU

Punakha

Paro

hour roundtrip journey by foot to Taktsang Monastery. (B)

DAY 6 PARO Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (B)

DAY 1 PARO

COMO UMA HIMALAYAN EXPLORER

6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS

DAY 3 THIMPHU - PUNAKHA Drive up to Dochula Pass, stopping briefly

On arrival transfer to Uma Paro. Enjoy an afternoon of sightseeing in Paro. (D)

$4,439*

DAY 2 PARO – THIMPHU – PUNAKHA VALLEY During the journey from Uma Paro to Uma Punakha, stop in Thimphu to take in some

DISCOVERY DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE

TRAVEL SCALE

This journey takes you to the heart of the

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 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 COMO

After lunch, continue your walk to Khamsum

Uma lodges.

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

NEPAL HIGHLIGHTS

L  uxury services of COMO Uma

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

CHITWAN at COMO Uma Paro (except 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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VIETNAM

Pingyao

Welcome to

CHINA

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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Saigon My Tho Can Tho

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VIETNAM

BEIJING

HALONG BAY

HANDPICKED VIETNAM

Pingyao

11 DAYS / 10 NIGHTS Xian

Zhengzhou FROM $2,269*

Nanjing

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

Capture the real essence and spirit of

DAY 1 HANOI

DAY 8 HOI AN – SAIGON

On arrival you will be met at the airport and

The morning is at leisure before your flight to

transferred to your hotel.

Saigon. (B)

DAY 2 HANOI

DAY 9 SAIGON

Take part in a morning street food walking

Start your day with a city tour of Saigon,

tour and then head out of Hanoi to the home

taking in the old Saigon Post Office. Perhaps

of bronze casting, Long Thuong village.

you’ll have the chance to talk to Mr Duong,

Observe and interact with the craftsmen. Shanghai by foot to the 200-year-old Nom Continue

the love letter writer, and other local

village, chatting with locals over tea and

Continue on to the Old Central Market, and

visiting Nom Pagoda. (B)(D)

Saigon’s oldest colonial era buildings for

DAY 3 HANOI – HALONG BAY

Vietnam on this fascinating journey, which

Travel by road to spectacular Halong Bay.

highlights intriguing cultures, mouthwatering cuisines and spectacular sights.

Halong Bay

VIETNAM Hue

coffee. In the afternoon, head to the famed Cu Chi tunnels. (B)(L)

Board your boat and cruise amongst the

DAY 10 MEKONG DELTA

dramatic scenery. (B)(L)(D)

Drive to Ben Tre Province. Cruise by boat,

DAY 4 HALONG BAY – HANOI HANOI

characters as you stroll through the city.

stopping at a coconut processing workshop. Continue to Uncle Tam Nhu’s family to visit

Cruise back to port for your transfer back to

his fruits orchard. Then take a sampan ride

Hanoi. This afternoon stroll the tree-lined

through a labyrinth of canals. After lunch relax

boulevards of the Old Quarter or head to the

by the river, kayak or take a leisurely cycle

Temple of Literature. (B)(D)

around the village. Return to Saigon. (B)(L)

DAY 5 HANOI – HUE

DAY 11 SAIGON

Fly to Hue and transfer to your hotel. Start

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

your city tour at the majestic Imperial Citadel

Hoi An

and then continue on to Thien Mu Pagoda. Afterwards, proceed to Tu Duc’s tomb and Vong Canh Hill Top for panoramic views. This evening, the Doan family hosts dinner. Join in

Saigon

Travel over the Hai Van pass to Danang to

HIGHLIGHTS

DEPARTS

DAILY

visit the Cham Museum. Proceed to Hoi An for a walking tour. Following this, join an

M  eet local craftsmen A  home-hosted meal in Hue

Padang

4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS FROM $799*

preparing your own Hue food specialties. (B)(D)

DAY 6 HUE – DANANG – HOI AN

Medan

PHU QUOC EXTENSION

L  antern making with an artisan

artisan family making traditional lanterns at Miri

their home. (B)(L)

BORNEO DAY 7 HOI AN

INCLUSIONS

Kuching Nine nights hotel accommodation, one

Travel to Duy Hai fishing village and see the

hustle at the morning market. Continue to night on board a junk in Halong Bay, a fish sauce workshop to see how this key SUMATRA meals as indicated, sightseeing and KALIMANTANingredient is made. You will also visit a series SULAWESI flights as specified, transport by private of other villages to learn about some local vehicle and services of local English food specialties Torajaand mat weaving. Cook and speaking guides. share a delicious meal with your hosts before Makasar returning to Hoi An. (B)(L) Jakarta

INDONESIA

JAVA

Why not extend your trip in Vietnam with a relaxing beach break on the white sand beaches of Phu Quoc, only a short flight from Saigon? Nov - Mar is the best time to visit.

INCLUSIONS Three nights accommodation, breakfast daily, transfers and return flights from Saigon.

Surabaya MOUNT BROMO

Ijen

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BEIJING

Pingyao

FLAVOURS OF VIETNAM Zhengzhou

10 DAYS / 9 Xian NIGHTS

FROM

DAY 1 HANOI

are many local-style coffee shops around the

Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

$2,629*

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

Start the day with a cooking class of northern specialty foods at a chef’s private residence. In the afternoon take a city tour of the Old Quarter, Temple of Literature and Ethnology Shanghai Museum. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 3 HANOI – HALONG BAY As you travel from north to south on

Travel to Halong Bay and board your junk.

this ten day journey, experience the

Lunch will be served while cruising towards

best in Vietnamese culture, history and

the bay itself. In the afternoon, enjoy some visits and/or activities or just spend some

cuisine and learn how to make authentic

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

Vietnamese food. HANOI

Cruise back to the pier and return to Hanoi in

VIETNAM Hue

Danang Hoi An

DAY 8 HUE – SAIGON Transfer to the airport for your flight to Saigon. In the afternoon explore Saigon’s landmarks and hidden charm, starting at the old post office, the Central Market and admiring colonial era architecture. Stop for a coffee and meet some of the character’s of the city as you wander the streets. This evening experience local delicacies on a street eats tour. (B)(D)

DAY 9 MEKONG DELTA Head for the Mekong today for an in-depth

DAY 4 HALONG BAY – HANOI – DANANG

Halong Bay

stalls teeming with colour. This is a great place to catch a glimpse of everyday life. (B)(L)

DAY 2 HANOI

Nanjing

lake. End your tour at Dong Ba market with

experience around the Ben Tre area. See local industries including coconut and mat weaving family workshops. Meet Uncle Tam Nhu at his

time to board your flight to Danang. (B)

orchard and enjoy some fresh bites of fruit.

DAY 5 HOI AN

of canals before heading to Mrs Mai’s for lunch,

Board a sampan and ride through the labyrinth

Take a short bicycle ride through rice paddies

where you can also kayak, cycle the village or

to the countryside (a vehicle can be arranged

relax before returning to Saigon. (B)(L)(D)

for those preferring not to cycle) to learn

DAY 10 SAIGON

about rice cultivation with a local farming family. Enjoy lunch with the host family

Transfer to Saigon Airport. (B)

before riding back to the hotel. (B)(L)

DAY 6 HOI AN – HUE

Saigon

In the morning, explore Hoi An on foot to discover the charming, old-world trading port of narrow streets and traditional houses. In the

HIGHLIGHTS

afternoon, drive through Danang and climb over the Pass of Ocean Clouds to the wonderfully

Meet the local characters of Saigon

photogenic fishing village of Lang Co before

C  ook with local residents in Hanoi Medan

Padang

visiting the Cham Museum, which contains

Miri

Learn rice cultivation in Hoi An

the finest collection of Cham sculptures in

BORNEO the world. Dinner this evening is at Y Thao

INCLUSIONS Eight nights hotel accommodation,

Restaurant. (B)(D)

Kuching

DAY 7 HUE

one night on board a junk in Halong

Bay,SUMATRA meals as indicated, sightseeing KALIMANTAN Hue is the centre of Vietnam’s culinary world. and flights as specified, services of a After visiting a fresh food market, learn some SULAWESI private car and driver and local English traditional Hue dishes with culinary artisan

Ms Nhu at herToraja home. From here cycle through

speaking guides.

INDONESIA

the ‘Old City’ to Tinh Tam Lake where there Makasar

Jakarta JAVA

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CYCLING VIETNAM 14 DAYS / 13 NIGHTS

FROM $2,465* Zhengzhou

Xian

DAY 1 SAIGON

and from here today’s ride is predominantly

Arrive in Saigon and meet your tour leader

flat. Continue by bus around the spectacular

and group members.

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

DAY 8 QUY NHON – HOI AN

TRAVEL SCALE

This morning you’ll drive out of the city before

Travel over the Thi Nai Peninsula and Nhon

DEPARTS SELECTED Chengdu

riding to the Cu Chi Tunnels. This offers a

Hoi Bridge, the longest sea bridge in Vietnam.

great introduction to cycling in Vietnam and a

Cycle until you arrive at Phu Ly and then

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

drive to Hoi An. (B)(L)

ACTIVE Nanjing Yichang DATES, 01 OCT ’17 – 02 DEC ’18 TRAVEL ST YLE Chongqing SMALL GROUP TRIP

DAY 3 SAIGON – MUI NE Depart Saigon by bus and start cycling

This superb trip combines some of the

towards Mui Ne on the coast. Spend around

best cycling routes in Vietnam with time

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

shimmering paddies and mountains.

small fishing villages as you make your way

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

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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 DALAT – HON ONG ISLAND

Hon Ong Island

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 and small ethnic minority villages. Once you arrive at the coast, board the bus to Nha Trang and then transfer to your retreat on Hon Ong Island. (B)(L)

HIGHLIGHTS

DAY 6 HON ONG ISL AND

Enjoy the best of Vietnam on two Medan

wheels Relax in charming Hoi An

Have a rest from the bikes today to cruise around the islands with a seafood lunch and

Eat mouth-watering cuisine Padang

Miri

DAY 9 HOI AN Enjoy a morning guided walking tour of Hoi An. The afternoon is at your leisure. (B)(L)

DAY 10 HOI AN – HUE 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)

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

DAY 7 HON ONG ISL AND – QUY NHON

INCLUSIONS

13SUMATRA nights accommodation, meals asKALIMANTANSet off early in the morning for the ride to indicated, local bike hire and services

SULAWESI the beautiful fishing village of Dai Lanh. A

of an Exodus tour leader throughout.

short transfer out of town past the Po Nagar Toraja Cham Towers brings you to a high point

INDONESIA

Makasar

Jakarta JAVA Jogjakarta

Surabaya MOUNT BROMO

Ijen BALI

KOMODO ISLANDS

Flores

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DAY 2 SAIGON - CU CHI - SAIGON


Nanjing

Yichang HIGHLANDS OF SAPA

Chengdu

4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

VIETNAM

Chongqing

FROM

DAY 1 HANOI – SAPA Transfer by road to Sapa on the Sapa Express bus. Rest or explore the local market in town

$545*

on arrival.

Shanghai

DAY 2 SAPA Take a 30 minute winding road transfer

DISCOVERY DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE

to Ban Khoang Valley. First stop is at Lu

DEPARTS

Khau Village, home to Blue Hmong and Red Zhao minorities. Explore the village on

BEIJING

foot and meet the friendly locals and learn about their colourful culture and lifestyle.

An express bus will take you on a scenic

Afterwards travel by road to Ta Giang Valley.

journey to the picturesque Sapa Mountains.

Walk a village path down the impressive

At Sapa, you will trek past scenic rice

valley, visiting some local houses. See some handicraft workshops and farmers at work.

terraces, meet colourful hill tribes and

Return to Sapa. (B)(L)

wander through bustling ethnic markets.

Pingyao

DAY 3 SAPA Depart with your guide for a half day trek to Hang Da and Sau Chua villages, where

HIGHLIGHTS

Sapa HANOI

the Black Hmong people are still living their

Busy local markets

traditional and unique way of life. Explore

Sapa’s lush mountain scenery

narrow pathways through the countryside,

Meet local villagers

spotting village houses. (B)(L)

Zhengzhou

DAY 4 SAPA - HANOI

INCLUSIONS

Xian

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Today is at leisure in Sapa until the Sapa

Three nights accommodation, meals

Express bus departs at 4pm back to Hanoi. On

as indicated, sightseeing as specified,

arrival in Hanoi, transfer to your hotel. (B)

return transport from Hanoi to Sapa by the Sapa Express bus and services of a private guide in Sapa.

Nanjing

Yichang

Chengdu Chongqing Dalat Saigon

DAY 1 HANOI – MAI CHAU MAI CHAU & PU Depart Hanoi early for the four hour drive to Quy Nhon LUONG ENCOUNTER Mai Chau. Arrive in the picturesque Mai Chau Shanghai 3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS

Nha Trang Mui Ne

FROM

Valley surrounded by spectacular karst rock

$775*

formations and rice paddies. In the afternoon take a light trek through some of the other villages in the area. In the evening see a traditional Thai performance of music and

LEISURELY DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE

TRAVEL SCALE

dance. (L)(D)

DAY 2 MAI CHAU - PU LUONG Transfer to Pu Luong by road via a breathtaking mountain pass giving you a panoramic view of the whole valley. After

Get in touch with nature on this

lunch at Pu Luong Retreat, transfer to a

spectacular journey in Vietnam’s northern

suspension bridge over the Cham River to

hills of Mai Chau and surrounds as you

begin a walk where you will find a number of

witness changing landscapes, remote

water wheels. Discover how water is moved

villages and meet lots of friendly locals.

from river to handmade bamboo aqueducts. Arriving at a local fisherman’s house, have a short rest before bamboo rafting along the

VIETNAM HANOI Mai Chau

SUMATRA

river. (B)(L)(D)

Miri

DAY 3 PU LUONG – HANOI

HIGHLIGHTS

BORNEO

Water wheels walk and rafting Tumbling rice terrace scenery

Kuching INCLUSIONS

Start early to descend into the beautiful valley, where you walk through tumbling rice terraces via small paths to reveal a picturesque village. Continue to the base of the valley through farmlands, villages and

Two nights accommodation, meals as

wild fields admiring spectacular, changing

indicated, sightseeing as specified and

landscapes. After lunch back at your hotel,

services of a private car and driver and

return to Hanoi. (B)(L)

KALIMANTAN

a local English speaking guide.

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Toraja


JASMINE OR VIOLET JUNKS 2 DAYS / 1 NIGHT

FROM

$429*

DEPARTS

pier and board your boat for the overnight

VIETNAM

LEISURELY DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE CRUISE 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 two traditional

anchor for the night as the sun sets followed

style, high-end boutique junks in Halong

by dinner. (L)(D)

Bay - the Jasmine 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

$295*

LEISURELY DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE CRUISE 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.

PARADISE ELEGANCE CRUISE 2 DAYS / 1 NIGHT

FROM

$449*

LEISURELY DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE CRUISE

TRAVEL SCALE DEPARTS

DAY 1 HANOI - HALONG BAY Travel by road to Halong Bay and check in for your Paradise Elegance Cruise. Lunch is served on board as you cruise through the bay. Visit Sung Sot Cave or kayak near Luon Cave. A cooking demonstration is held on the deck

Paradise Cruises redefine luxury with Paradise Elegance, a meticulously-

in the evening. (L)(D)

DAY 2 HALONG BAY - HANOI

designed steel boat boasting grand

For early risers, Tai Chi is available on the

architecture and classical interiors.

sundeck. Enjoy a light breakfast as you cruise to Titov Island. There is also time for a spa

INCLUSIONS One night cruise accommodation,

treatment if you wish. Return to the marina mid-morning where you will disembark and transfer back to Hanoi. (B)

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

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Chongqing

Shanghai

HALONG BAY & RED RIVER CRUISE

Sail the dramatic scenery with a stop at Viet

11 DAYS / 10 NIGHTS

DAY 3 HALONG BAY – HAI PHONG

FROM

$3,865*

DAY 2 HALONG BAY Hai Village. (B)(L)(D)

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Continue exploring the bay including some remarkable caves. (B)(L)(D)

DISCOVERY DATES, OCT ‘17 - DEC ‘18 TRAVEL ST YLE RIVER CRUISE TRAVEL SCALE

DEPARTS SELECTED

DAY 4 KINH THAY RIVER Observe river life and visit Thanh Ha commune on a village walk in the afternoon. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 5 BAT TRANG VILLAGE – HANOI En route to Hanoi stop at Bat Trang Village,

Explore the key sites of northern Vietnam on a Pandaw river cruise, traversing the Red

known for its ceramics. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 6 HANOI

River delta connecting Halong Bay with the

Visit the Hanoi Hilton Museum, Temple of

charm of Hanoi.

Literature and Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, followed by a walking tour. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 7 LOWER RED RIVER

HIGHLIGHTS

See picturesque towns, emerald rice paddies and exquisite temples. (B)(L)(D)

The wonders of Halong Bay Traverse the Red River by river ship Discover mountain tribes

INCLUSIONS Duong Lam Viet Tri VillageHANOI Hoa Binh

Hung Lo Temple. (B)(L)(D)

10 nights cruise accommodation, meals as indicated, house beverages, sightseeing and transport as specified,

Halong Bay Gia Luan Than Hai

DAY 8 LO RIVER Learn how conical hats are made and visit

DAY 9 DA RIVER Visit the village of Duong Lam. (B)(L)(D)

services of English speaking guides,

DAY 10 HOA BINH

crew gratuities and port taxes.

Meet local tribes and see a traditional performance. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 11 HOA BINH

VIETNAM

DAY 1 HANOI – HALONG BAY Depart Hanoi for Halong Bay to board your cruise ship. (D)

Visit a traditional village and museum before transferring back to Hanoi. (B)(L) NOTE Itinerary may vary depending on water levels and time of year.

WILDLIFE & NATURE OF THE NORTH Hue

4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

FROM

$1,175*

DAY 1 HANOI – L AN HA BAY Transfer from Hanoi to an untouched area of Halong Bay. Stop at Ba Trai Dao beach, a quiet paradise, for kayaking or swimming, returning to the boat for sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin. On board join a traditional cooking

Hoi An

LEISURELY DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE

TRAVEL SCALE

demonstration with dinner afterwards. (L)(D)

DAY 2 HAI PHONG – NINH BINH Enjoy a beautiful morning as you cruise through the magnificent rock formations towards the port. On disembarkation, travel

Halong Bay and then travel to Ninh Binh

by road to Ninh Binh. (L)(D)

province.

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Dalat

HANOI

DAY 3 NINH BINH Discover Van Long Nature Reserve, covering

Nha Trang

over 3000 hectares and with 32 mysterious

HIGHLIGHTS

caves. Enjoy lunch with a local farmer and

Remote parts of Halong Bay

Hai Phong Saigon

Chau Doc Phu Quoc Ninh Binh

Escape the crowds to a lesser known part of

My Tho Can Tho

Phan Thiet

Endangered Primate Rescue Centre

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

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afterwards board a boat to explore some of

Van Long Nature Reserve

the incredible caves. (B)(L)

DAY 4 CUC PHUONG NATIONAL PARK - HANOI Wake early for the transfer to Cuc Phuong National Park. Take a short hike to discover the lush flora and fauna. After a picnic lunch visit the Endangered Primate Rescue Centre. Return to Hanoi late afternoon. (B)(L)

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THROUGH THE MEKONG 3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS

FROM

$699*

DEPARTS

Transfer to Ben Tre for a boat cruise to a

VIETNAM

DISCOVERY DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE

DAY 1 SAIGON – BEN TRE - CAN THO small factory producing handicrafts made from coconuts and also to Turtle Island to explore an orchard. A horse drawn cart will then take you along country roads. Finish

Delve deep into the Mekong Delta from Can Tho to Phnom Penh via the charming

the day exploring narrow canals by row boat. Transfer to Can Tho. (L)

DAY 2 CAN THO – CHAU DOC

border town of Chau Doc.

Rise early for the colourful Cai Rang floating market. Continue to Chau Doc and visit a local

INCLUSIONS

Cham community and the floating houses. (B)

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

DAY 3 CHAU DOC – PHNOM PENH A four hour boat trip up the river will bring you to Phnom Penh where you will be met and transferred to your hotel. (B)

MEKONG HOMESTAY 2 DAYS / 1 NIGHT

FROM

$225*

DISCOVERY DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE

DAY 1 SAIGON – BEN TRE Transfer to Ben Tre and board a boat for your first glimpse of life on the Mekong. Visit a coconut workshop then hop on a vintage Lambro and cruise through sleepy villages, stopping by a broom and mat making

Discover hidden corners of the Mekong and learn about the traditional way of life with your friendly host family.

workshop. Visit Uncle Nhu at his fruit orchard before boarding a sampan to cruise the maze of canals. In the evening help your host cook an authentic meal. (L)(D)

DAY 2 BEN TRE – SAIGON

INCLUSIONS

Pedal around the village and visit a

One night homestay accommodation,

Afterwards visit friendly Uncle Sau Khanh and

meals as indicated, sightseeing and transport as specified and services of a local English speaking guide.

MEANDERING THE MEKONG BY BIKE 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

FROM

$1,165*

ACTIVE DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE

countryside market and a soy sauce workshop. see his house full of antiques before returning to Saigon. (B)

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

INCLUSIONS

Temple School. (B)(L)(D)

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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Yichang

Chengdu

Nanjing

Chongqing VIETNAM

Shanghai

LOST CIVILISATION 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS FROM $2,465* HANOI Halong Bay

Travel to My Tho to embark your boutique

DAY 1 SAIGON – CAI BE

DAY 7 KAMPONG ­C HHNANG TONLE SAP

ship. (L)(D)

Explore rural villages and industries of the

DAY 2 CAI BE – TAN CHAU

DISCOVERY DEPARTS SELECTED SATURDAYS, OCT ‘17 - DEC ‘18 TRAVEL ST YLE RIVER CRUISE

Visit Cai Be’s colourful floating market on

This classic Mekong river cruise combines

Explore the town of Tan Chau.

places rarely visited with opulent world

Mid-afternoon, cast off for the border and

heritage sites aboard the luxury boutique

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

TRAVEL SCALE

cruisers ‘The Jayavarman’ or ‘The Jahan’. This is an unforgettable cruise experience.

board a traditional sampan. In the afternoon

CAMBODIA

Kampong Chhnang

Kampong Cham

VIETNAM

PHNOM PENH

Saigon Cai Be

board enjoy high tea as you cruise to Tonle Lake. (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 Tan

Cruise to Siem Reap where the journey

Chau, at the Cambodian border. (B)(L)(D)

ends. (B)

DAY 3 TAN CHAU – PHNOM PENH

NOTE This cruise is also available in reverse. Cruises of shorter duration are available. Both vessels operate the same itineraries.

DAY 4 PHNOM PENH A full day to explore the city of Phnom Penh. (B)(L)(D)

Siem Reap

region including pottery and palm sugar. On

HIGHLIGHTS Luxury boutique vessels

DAY 5 PHNOM PENH – KAMPONG CHAM

Countless temples and landscapes 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 – KAMPONG CHHNANG Visit the island of Koh Oknha Tey, famous for silk. Continue to Kampong Chhnang. (B)(L)(D)

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

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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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

$1,665*

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, OCT ’17 – DEC ‘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

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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

$7,135*

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 ’17 – DEC ’18 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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EXPERIENCE SAIGON 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

FROM

LIBERT Y CENTRAL SAIGON CENTRE

GRAND HOTEL

Located close to Ben Thanh Market, this hotel

Housed in a restored colonial building,

has easy access to all the city shopping, city

the Grand Hotel Saigon has spacious rooms

sights, restaurants and nightlife. Modern

with marble bathrooms. Featuring classic

rooms are tastefully designed, and the hotel

French décor, the rooms are luxurious

features a restaurant and swimming pool.

with fine bedding and furnishings. Each

$395*

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

air-conditioned room offers views of the city or pool and has cable TV and a minibar.

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 Explore the sights of Saigon, starting at the old post office, the Central Market and admiring colonial era architecture. Stop for a coffee and meet some of the character’s of the city as you wander the streets. (B)

DAY 3 SAIGON The morning is at your leisure. In the evening enjoy an unforgettable street eats experience, sampling local treats and delicacies. (B)

DAY 4 SAIGON Transfer to the airport. (B)

PER PERSON FROM $

TWIN

LIBERTY CENTRAL

$395*

GRAND HOTEL

$429*

RENAISSANCE RIVERSIDE

$485*

PULLMAN SAIGON CENTRE

$559*

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RENAISSANCE RIVERSIDE HOTEL

PULLMAN SAIGON CENTRE

In a convenient and central riverside location,

Centrally located close to Ben Thanh Market,

this is a charming hotel within easy access to

this modern and chic hotel features 306 rooms

shopping and city sights. The hotel features

combining design, comfort and connectivity.

beautifully designed rooms and modern

The hotel also features a swimming pool,

facilities, including a rooftop pool.

fitness centre and spa.

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VIETNAM

AUTHENTIC MEKONG DELTA (FULL DAY) FROM

$219* DEPARTS DAILY

A DAY IN BEN TRE

(HALF DAY) FROM

$119* DEPARTS DAILY

GOOD MORNING SAIGON (HALF DAY) FROM

$59* 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

$139* DEPARTS DAILY

STREET FOOD NIGHT TOUR BY VESPA (HALF DAY) FROM

$209* DEPARTS DAILY

CU CHI TUNNELS

(HALF DAY) FROM

$69* 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

CHURCH BOUTIQUE HOTEL

SILK PATH HOTEL

Located in a trendy part of the Old Quarter

Hanoi’s Silk Path Hotel is perfectly located

this boutique hotel offers easy access to

close to the Old French Quarter in the heart

shopping, cafes and the charm of central

of Hanoi. Each of the 106 bespoke air-

Hanoi. Rooms are modern and elegantly

conditioned rooms come with a 32-inch flat

designed with crisp white linen and dark

screen TV. A safe, minibar and tea and coffee

furtniture and feature free Wi-Fi, minibar,

making facilities are also provided.

$315*

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

and flat screen TV.

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)

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CHURCH BOUTIQUE HOTEL

$315*

SILK PATH HOTEL

$399*

HOTEL DE L’OPERA

$659*

with European-style designer furnishings.

an elegant neo-classical theme or classic

SOFITEL LEGEND METROPOLE HANOI

$965*

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

$79* DEPARTS DAILY

CHARMING & HISTORIC HANOI (HALF DAY) FROM

$129* DEPARTS DAILY

STREET FOOD TOUR

(HALF DAY) FROM

$85* 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

$149* DEPARTS DAILY

FROM

$99* DEPARTS DAILY

(HALF DAY) FROM

$115* 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 HISTORIC

HOI AN CHIC HOTEL

Hoi An Historic is situated in the heart of

Hoi An Chic features contemporary rooms

Hoi An, with easy access to the old town, just

with free Wi-Fi. A free scheduled shuttle

moments walk from a variety of cafes, shops,

service is available to Hoi An ancient town.

tailors and markets. Rooms are designed with

All modern rooms have a balcony overlooking

traditional decor and modern facilities. The

the rice fields, and come equipped with a flat

hotel also features a pool.

screen cable TV, electric kettle and minibar.

BOUTIQUE HOI AN RESORT

FOUR SEASONS RESORT, THE NAM HAI

Located directly on the beach, the Boutique

Situated on the unspoiled shores of Hoi An

Hoi An Resort is set amongst tropical gardens

beach, The Nam Hai offers luxurious villas.

and offers sea-facing villas with private

It boasts three beachfront pools and a spa.

balconies or terraces. Relax by the swimming

Spacious villas feature walk-in closets, flat

$239*

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.

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 If time permits choose one of our tours on page 69 to complete your Hoi An experience. (B)

PER PERSON FROM $

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HOI AN HISTORIC

$239*

HOI AN CHIC HOTEL

$259*

BOUTIQUE HOI AN RESORT

$325*

pool or enjoy authentic Vietnamese cuisine.

screen cable TV and BOSE sound systems.

FOUR SEASONS RESORT, THE NAM HAI

$1,289*

This is the perfect base to enjoy Hoi An.

Bathrooms come with a rain shower.

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VIETNAM

HOI AN BY BIKE

(FULL DAY) FROM

$139* DEPARTS DAILY

HOI AN COUNTRYSIDE BY VESPA (HALF DAY) FROM

$179* DEPARTS DAILY

HOI AN FARMING & FISHING LIFE (HALF DAY) FROM

$119* 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 from

in local farming activities. Afterwards board a

carving workshops and a boat building yard.

friendly locals the art of mat weaving and

boat for a river cruise, where you will engage

Enjoy a Vietnamese lunch with a local family

making the perfect ‘banh dap’ - rice crackers.

with local fishermen and enjoy a hands-on

before heading back to town by boat.

A fun and invigorating experience!

experience of traditional net fishing.

TRADITIONAL PAINTING & LANTERN MAKING WORKSHOP (HALF DAY)

THE MARKET COOKING SCHOOL (HALF DAY)

RURAL LIFE EXPLORATION

FROM

$105* DEPARTS DAILY

FROM

$115* DEPARTS DAILY

FROM

(HALF DAY)

$125* DEPARTS DAILY

Enjoy a fun, interactive workshop learning

Become familiar with the art of Vietnamese

Starting in the historic town, walk on foot

traditional Vietnamese painting and lantern

cooking, combining a market tour and a

to An Hoi islet over a bridge to Triem Tay

making. This experience includes participation

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

Village. Take a 2km walk around the village,

in a lively, hands-on traditional Vietnamese

see the nooks and crannies of a Vietnamese

visiting an organic farming project. See the

painting class, a short scenic boat ride across

market and understand the secrets behind

art of rice noodle making and enjoy a simple

the river and a lantern making class to learn

Vietnamese cooking. Be rewarded with lunch

home hosted lunch. Return to Hoi An by boat.

how to make an iconic Hoi An lantern.

you’ve made yourself!

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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

CAMBODIA

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 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

FROM

$2,145*

DAY 1 SIEM REAP

to Oudong Mountain for magnificent views,

After arrival, you will have your first glimpse

and then visit the Vipassana Dhura Buddhist

of Angkor at the early temples of the

Meditation Centre. (B)(L)

Roluos Group. Continue to the Cambodian

DAY 7 PHNOM PENH

countryside for an ox-cart ride and then be

Explore Phnom Penh by cyclo and visit

treated to a private blessing from a monk

DISCOVERY DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE

the Royal Palace and Wat Phnom. In the

at the nearby Roluos Pagoda. You will then

afternoon, continue to Tuol Sleng Genocide

experience amazing views over Angkor Wat

Museum. Enjoy dinner at the renowned

on a tethered balloon flight. Dinner this

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

evening is at Viroth’s Restaurant. (D)

DAY 8 PHNOM PENH

DAY 2 SIEM REAP For those who wish to explore the real

This morning discover some of the main Angkor

Cambodia, this journey is a wonderful

sites on a leisurely bicycle ride. Visit Angkor

balance of temple touring at Angkor and

Thom and Bayon Temple. Spend the early

life out of the cities, visiting cultural villages and ending in the capital, Phnom Penh.

Your tour will end after breakfast with a transfer to the airport. Or why not consider a beach extension to Kep or Sihanoukville? (B)

afternoon exploring Siem Reap’s colourful markets and end your day with a tour to the temples of the Small Circuit by local remork. (B)

DAY 3 SIEM REAP Start early to catch the sunrise at Angkor Wat with breakfast at Angkor Café. Explore Angkor Wat in depth before travelling on to Banteay Siem Reap Battambang

CAMBODIA

Srei. You then visit the Landmine Museum which promotes mine awareness. (B)

SIHANOUKVILLE EXTENSION

DAY 4 SIEM REAP – BATTAMBANG Board a private boat that will take you on a fascinating journey across Tonle Sap Lake

PHNOM PENH

3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS FROM $449*

to Battambang. In the afternoon, explore cultural villages around Battambang learning how local products are made such as rice

Sihanoukville

DEPARTS

paper and fish paste. Tonight, a special visit

DAILY

awaits you at Phare Ponleu Selpak – School of Music, Visual & Performing Arts. Dinner this evening is at the stylish social enterprise

The beaches of Sihanoukville are some

restaurant, Jaan Bai. (B)(L)(D)

of the most unspoiled in Cambodia.

Incredible Temples of Angkor

DAY 5 BATTAMBANG

Relax and enjoy a boat ride to nearby

Cultural villages around Battambang

Spend the morning on a tour to experience

Explore Phnom Penh by cyclo

Battambang daily life. Witness the prayers

HIGHLIGHTS

islands, swim, snorkel and savour delicious barbequed seafood.

of monks and learn of the city’s design and

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

INCLUSIONS

artistic heritage. Afterwards explore the riverbank by bike. (B)

Two nights accommodation, return

DAY 6 BATTAMBANG – PHNOM PENH

transfers from Phnom Penh, an island

Kota Kinabalu

known for its traditional pottery. Continue

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Sandakan

day tour and services of a local English

Travel to Phnom Penh via Kampong Chhnang,

speaking guide.

BRUNEI

Miri

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FLAVOURS OF CAMBODIA

CAMBODIA

7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS

FROM

DAY 2 SIEM REAP $1,985*

LEISURELY DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE

Cambodian cuisine plays a large part in the enjoyment of any visit. Combine Khmer cuisine with the country’s key touring sites.

Explore markets and snack stalls Dine in some of the best restaurants Rural scenery of Battambang

Tonight dine at Sugar Palm. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 4 SIEM REAP – BATTAMBANG Try Cambodia’s best breakfast dishes in food markets and street stalls. Continue to Battambang with a wine tasting en route. The final stop will be the Bamboo Train. This

DAY 5 BATTAMBANG Uncover Battambang’s local markets, awardwinning coffee at Kinyei Café and stop for handpulled noodles and dumplings. This evening, take a snack food tour by bicycle. (B)(L)(D)

INCLUSIONS Six nights accommodation, meals as

Battambang

DAY 3 SIEM REAP Discover the secrets of authentic Khmer cuisine during a hands-on cooking class.

evening, dinner is at Jaan Bai. (B)(L)(D)

HIGHLIGHTS

Siem Reap

After a typical Cambodian noodle breakfast, explore Angkor Archaeological Park. This evening head to a market famous for fruit and insects. Dinner will be at Triangle Restaurant. (B)(D)

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

CAMBODIA DAY 1 SIEM REAP On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy a welcome dinner at the exclusive Embassy Restaurant. (D)

DAY 6 BATTAMBANG – SIEM REAP Stop at the Ancient House located in Wat Kor Village, where you will see how they mill their own rice and demonstrate the after-dinner betel leaf ritual. Continue through the countryside to visit small cottage industries. This evening, visit Asana Bar for a Khmer cocktail lesson. Dinner is at Chanrey Tree Restaurant. (B)(D)

DAY 7 SIEM REAP Transfer to the airport where your journey ends. (B)

A BLEND OF THE SOUTH 5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS

FROM

DAY 1 PHNOM PENH – KAMPOT Transfer to the riverside town of Kampot. Explore the charming town on foot. In the

$1,299*

late afternoon board a sunset cruise.

DAY 2 KAMPOT Drive to Bokor National Park, once an

Poipet

Siem Reap Battambang

LEISURELY DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE

TRAVEL SCALE

abandoned French hill station. The rainforest here is rich in endemic flora and home to many endangered species. Enjoy a picnic at Popokvil Waterfalls then transfer back to Kampot for a simple ‘seeing hands’ massage. (B)(L)

Travel from Kampot to Kep, through the Kampong Thom rugged Bokor Hill Station.

DAY 3 KAMPOT – KEP Rise early for a walk to the fish markets. After breakfast, drive to Kep via a pepper farm. (B)

Kampong Cham PHNOM PENH

CAMBODIA

DAY 4 KEP Venture to Rabbit Island to relax on the beach

HIGHLIGHTS Discover the charm of the south Venture through rugged jungle

INCLUSIONS as indicated, sightseeing as specified,

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

Kota Kinabalu

barbeque lunch. (B)(L)

DAY 5 KEP – PHNOM PENH Return to Phnom Penh. (B)

Four nights accommodation, meals

Kampot

or explore the island including a seafood

BRU

Miri

BORNEO

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JUNGLES, WILDLIFE & TEMPLES FROM

$2,985*

carvings. The final stop is Banteay Srei. (B)(L)

DAY 3 SIEM REAP

CAMBODIA

8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

of 1000 Lingas’, with remarkable stone

Head to Ta Brak Village and share breakfast with a family. From here, take an ox cart ride

DISCOVERY DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE

Discover the wild side of Cambodia as you encounter indigenous fauna, abandoned temples and dense jungles.

to a local market. Continue by foot through the charming village and receive a special water blessing by a monk. This evening enjoy a street food Vespa tour. (B)(D)

DAY 4 SIEM REAP – PREAH VIHEAR Travel north to Preah Vihear Province. Upon arrival at the foot of the mountain a pickup truck will transfer you to Preah Vihear Temple at the top. (B)(L)

HIGHLIGHTS Explore Angkor by bike and tuk tuk I nteract with remote communities W  ildlife at Tmatboey

DAY 5 PREAH VIHEAR – TMATBOEY Journey to your lodge in the isolated village of Tmatboey, famous for the conservation of the giant ibis, Cambodia’s national bird. Spend the afternoon on wildlife and birding

INCLUSIONS

treks. Dinner tonight is home-cooked by the

Five nights hotel and two nights ecolodge accommodation, meals as indicated, sightseeing as specified, services of a private car and driver and a local English speaking guide.

community. (B)(D)

DAY 6 TMATBOEY – PREY VENG Rise early for a wildlife walk. After breakfast depart for Prey Veng village. This afternoon visit a nearby temple and take an evening wildlife walk around the baray spotting sarus

On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon begin your

Have sundowners on the baray platform. (B)(L)(D)

explorations of Angkor Wat by local remork.

DAY 7 PREY VENG – SIEM REAP

Dinner is at a vocational training restaurant.

Depart for an early nature walk, or you can

(D)

choose to relax. After breakfast transfer to Ko Ker, a rarely visited and stunning pyramidal

DAY 2 SIEM REAP Experience the temples of Angkor by bike.

temple. Return to Siem Reap. (B)(L)(D)

From here travel onwards by car to the

DAY 8 SIEM REAP

pilgrimage site of Kbal Spean. Enjoy a picnic

Transfer to the airport for your onward

before a 3km roundtrip walk to the ‘River

flight. (B)

REMOTE CAMBODIA 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

Prey Veng

cranes, green peafowl, giant ibis and more.

DAY 1 SIEM REAP

FROM

$1,375*

Preah Vihear

Siem Reap

CAMBODIA

DAY 1 PHNOM PENH – MONDULKIRI Head to the province of Mondulkiri. (L)

DAY 2 MONDULKIRI Drive to Dei Ey to meet an ethnic Phnong

DISCOVERY DAILY EXCEPT THURSDAYS & FRIDAYS TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE

TRAVEL SCALE DEPARTS

community. Learn about the history and customs of the community as you hike through the forest spotting wildlife. (B)(L)

DAY 3 MONDULKIRI Today is dedicated to visiting the Elephant

Find yourself amidst Cambodia’s untamed wilderness.

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

Valley Project. Spend half a day with these amazing creatures.

DAY 4 MONDULKIRI – PHNOM PENH En route back to Phnom Penh, stop at the village of Putang. (B)(L) NOTE A reasonable fitness level is required for the half day trek on Day 2.

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EXPERIENCE PHNOM PENH 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

FROM

VILL A L ANGKA HOTEL

LUMIERE HOTEL

Tucked away amid lush greenery on a quiet

Lumiere is within close proximity to the

lane near Wat Langka, Villa Langka is an

famous sites of the city, as well as restaurants

oasis of calm in central Phnom Penh. The

and nightlife. The hotel offers a homely yet

intimate selection of 48 rooms offers a blend

luxurious living experience with floor to

of contemporary chic and Khmer elegance,

ceiling windows and modern amenities.

$389*

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

L A ROSE SUITES

RAFFLES HOTEL LE ROYAL

Nestled in a quiet street of Phnom Penh, this

One of Asia’s destination hotels and world

boutique hotel offers luxury accommodation,

class in its modern facilities and amenities,

excellent service and genuine Cambodian

this grand historic hotel imparts an old world

hospitality. The hotel is only minutes from

charm through its unusual blend of Khmer,

the city’s main attractions and offers a

Art Deco and French colonial architecture.

swimming pool and restaurant.

Located in the heart of Phnom Penh, the

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

PER PERSON FROM $

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VILLA LANGKA

$389*

LUMIERE HOTEL

$415*

LA ROSE SUITES

$735*

RAFFLES HOTEL LE ROYAL

$919*

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hotel is close to most attractions.

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INSIDERS PHNOM PENH BY VESPA

(HALF DAY) FROM

$115* DEPARTS DAILY

CULINARY DELIGHTS OF PHNOM PENH

(FULL DAY) FROM

$59* DEPARTS DAILY

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

$59* DEPARTS DAILY

Scoot from your hotel to the stunning post

Discover the delights of Khmer cuisine with

Once considered one of the most beautiful

office and then visit Wat Phnom, before

this hands-on culinary experience. Start at

cities in the Orient, Phnom Penh retains

venturing off the beaten city path to an area

the local food market before trying your hand

much of its colonial charm - despite some

featuring unique street art. Continue to a

at food preparation. A professional chef will

turbulent times in recent history. This

local market and then the Royal Palace by the

explain the local ingredients and their uses as

immersive exploration takes you beyond the

river. Finish the day with a blessing at a small

well as teaching you traditional techniques.

main tourist sights to offer a window to the

shrine.

Enjoy the delicious lunch you prepared.

city’s often overlooked splendour.

BIKING THE ISLANDS OF PHNOM PENH

TAKEO GETAWAY

STREET FOOD OF PHNOM PENH

(FULL DAY) FROM

$149* DEPARTS DAILY

Escape from the modern buzz of Phnom Penh with a leisurely bike ride on laid-back river islands. Cycle through villages untouched by time, see traditional ways of life and stop to chat with friendly locals.

(FULL DAY) FROM

$205* DEPARTS DAILY

Experience a traditional Cambodian town with an excursion to Takeo. Start with a visit to Phnom Chisor, a 10th century temple with beautiful views before continuing to Takeo. Explore the unique markets and visit traditional houses. Enjoy a boat trip along a small river, observe the local life and visit ancient temples.

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(HALF DAY) FROM

$95* 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 WAT BO

SOMADEVI ANGKOR BOUTIQUE HOTEL

Located in the heart of Siem Reap, this

Located in the heart of Siem Reap town, this

spa resort is a great value property within

boutique property is within walking distance

walking distance to the night market, bars

to town, night markets, restaurants and bars.

and restaurants. The hotel features an

The 48 rooms and suites are spacious, with

outdoor pool and restaurant with terrace.

customised amenities. The hotel offers a pool,

$459*

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.

spa, restaurant and bar.

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

DAY 1 SIEM REAP Transfer from Siem Reap Airport to your chosen hotel.

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 Embark on a boat trip on Tonle Sap and learn about life on the lake. (B)

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

SHINTA MANI ANGKOR

RAFFLES GRAND HOTEL D’ANGKOR

PER PERSON FROM $

TWIN

LA RESIDENCE WAT BO

$459*

The Shinta Mani Angkor is a boutique hotel

Built in 1932, Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor

SOMADEVI ANGKOR BOUTIQUE HOTEL

$585*

showcasing 39 contemporary rooms finished

has been restored with renewed elegance

with a Khmer inspired design. Situated in a

and modern facilities, complementing the

SHINTA MANI ANGKOR

$849*

quiet corner of Siem Reap, just 15 minutes

mystery and grandeur of Angkor as never

RAFFLES GRAND HOTEL D’ANGKOR

$1,165*

from the magnificent temples of Angkor Wat,

before. Set in two and a half hectares of

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

$145* DEPARTS DAILY

VESPA COUNTRYSIDE LIFE TOUR (HALF DAY) FROM

$159* DEPARTS DAILY

VESPA AFTER DARK FOODIE TOUR (HALF DAY) FROM

$125* 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

FROM

$65* DEPARTS DAILY

FROM

$145* DEPARTS DAILY

(HALF DAY) FROM

$89* DEPARTS DAILY

The remarkable Phare troupe perform a lively

Embark on an interesting boat trip on Tonle

A short drive away through lovely rural

show that blends circus arts (non-animal)

Sap, and learn about life on the lake. Travel

scenery is the small farming village of Ta

with theatre, dance and music to tell uniquely

to Kampong Phluck, a stilted village, and the

Brak. Unlike the fast-changing temple town,

Cambodian stories. These artists, many from

best place to experience the authentic life

life here remains very traditional where you

the most challenging backgrounds, will astonish

of local fisherman and their families. Enjoy

have the chance to learn about village life, go

you. After meeting the troupe enjoy dinner at

lunch in a floating house before returning to

on an ox-cart ride, and participate in hands

Phare Restaurant before the cast of the circus

Siem Reap.

on farming activities.

put on an inspirational and memorable show.

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L AOS

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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BEIJING

L AOS

Pingyao

Zhengzhou Xian

Chengdu HANDPICKED LAOS Chongqing 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS FROM $2,639* LEISURELY DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE

TRAVEL SCALE

Nanjing Yichang DAY 1 LUANG PRABANG On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

explore the Bolaven Plateau, home to dozens

Shanghai

DAY 2 LUANG PRABANG – PAK OU Hop on two wheels to cycle the flat, quiet streets of Luang Prabang, seeing the

lush highland plains, stopping on the way to discover UNESCO Heritage Sites, rural villages and natural wonders.

of hill tribes, waterfalls and tea and coffee plantations. On return to Pakse stop by the small village of Ban Houay Houn, famous for its Katu textiles. (B)(L)

Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre, the

DAY 7 PAKSE - CHAMPASAK

Royal Palace and the temples of Wat Mai

Travel to Wat Phou, a spectacular pre-

and Wat Visoun. Observe local kids and

Journey from beautiful river islands to

DAY 6 VIENTIANE – PAKSE Fly to Pakse. Enjoy a short city tour and then

orange-robe monks as you ride, finishing at Wat Xieng Thong. After lunch, board a boat upriver to Pak Ou Caves. (B)(L)

DAY 3 LUANG PRABANG

Angkorian temple that sits amidst rice fields. Afterwards, drive to Champasak. (B)(L)

DAY 8 CHAMPASAK – PAKSE Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (B)

For early risers witness the monks receiving their morning alms. After breakfast transfer to Living Land Community Farm. Participate in traditional farming practices and learn

Luang Prabang

about the rice production process. Lunch is at the farm before continuing to Kuang Si Falls

VIENTIANE

for a swim, relax or trek to the top or a visit

LAOS

to the nearby Free the Bears Sanctuary. (B)(L)

DAY 4 LUANG PRABANG – VIENTIANE

Pakse

Khong Island

Fly to Vientiane. An orientation of the city Bolaven Plateau

will take you to Wat Sisaket, Wat Phra Keo and the Presidential Palace. Lunch will be at Makphet Restaurant, established to train street children in the hospitality industry. After lunch, visit COPE, an association

HIGHLIGHTS E  xplore Luang Prabang by bike R  ejuvenate your mind, body and

Medan

Why not extend your trip by heading

tour will end with visits to That Luang and

overland from Luang Prabang on Day

Patuxay Monument. (B)(L)

4 to the Plain of Jars, and then fly to

DAY 5 VIENTIANE

D  iscover nature and hill tribes of

Rejuvenate the mind, body and soul today.

the south

Start with a hands-on cooking class and

INCLUSIONS

then continue to Wat Sok Luang, stopping

Sandakan Kinabalu en route Kota to purchase food donations for

as indicated, sightseeing and flights

BRUNEI offerings and learn about their religion and

as specified, services of a private car

culture. Afterwards, engage in a private

and driver and a local English speaking

meditation session. The last stop of the day

guide.

is a traditional one-hour massage at a local

Padang

3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS FROM $895* DEPARTS DAILY

working to help landmine victims. Your

soul in Vientiane

Seven nights accommodation, meals

PL AIN OF JARS EXTENSION

the resident monks. On arrival present the

Miri

BORNEO

Vientiane to finish your Handpicked Laos trip.

INCLUSIONS Two nights accommodation, selected meals, sightseeing, transport Luang Prabang to Xieng Khuong by private car, flight from Xieng Khuong to Vientiane and services of a local English speaking guide.

spa. (B)(L)

Kuching

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Shanghai HILL TRIBES & SCENIC RIVER CRUISE

DAY 1 LUANG PRABANG – MUANG L A

Chongqing

4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

FROM

Journey from Luang Prabang to the remote province of Oudomxay. This area is home

$1,985*

to a variety of local tribes and villages are scattered along the way. On arrival at Muang La Resort relax and enjoy the hot springs and

DISCOVERY DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE

the resort facilities. (L)(D)

L AOS

TRAVEL SCALE

DAY 2 MUANG L A Spend the day walking in and around nearby villages (no trekking required). Start with a steep traverse in 4x4 vehicles to access some

Catch a glimpse of traditional culture as

of the most untouched villages in the region.

you meet Hmong and Akha hill tribes and

First stop is the village of Ikho, home to

cruise down the Nam Ou River to Nong

the Akha people. Learn of their cultures and

Khiaw taking in unspoiled landscapes.

customs and enjoy a picnic lunch. Afterwards, a 45 minute walk takes you to the Hmong village of Ban Tauser. (B)(L)(D)

HIGHLIGHTS

Muang La

DAY 3 MUANG L A – NONG KHIAW

Meet remote hill tribe communities Cruise the tranquil waters of the

After breakfast drive to Muang Khua, on the

Nam Ou River

Nong Khiaw

banks of the Nam Ou River. Board a long-

Relax at the charming Muang La

tail boat to cruise down one of the most

Lodge

Luang Prabang

scenic stretches of the river. Enjoy a picnic lunch along the way. On arrival in Nong

INCLUSIONS

LAOS

Khiaw enjoy some down time topped with

Three nights accommodation, meals

a breathtaking sunset from your room’s

as indicated, sightseeing as specified,

balcony. (B)(L)

services of a private car and driver and

DAY 4 NONG KHIAW – LUANG PRABANG

a local English speaking guide.

After breakfast return to Luang Prabang. (B)

Muang Si Phan Don

KAMU LODGE EXPERIENCE 2 DAYS / 1 NIGHT

FROM

DAY 1 LUANG PRABANG – KAMU LODGE Depart Luang Prabang and travel upriver on the Mekong to Pak Ou Caves. After a stop to

$279*

explore the caves, continue by boat to Kamu Lodge and your tented accommodation for the night. In the afternoon there is a variety of activities to choose from including rice

DISCOVERY DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE

planting and harvesting, gold panning, traditional fishing, local village visits or even an archery contest. (L)(D)

DAY 2 KAMU LODGE – LUANG PRABANG

Travel up the Mekong River to a charming, isolated riverside village. Join the locals

After breakfast spend the morning at leisure.

as they go about their daily tasks such as

You can simply relax or take a guided tour

farming and fishing and gain an insight in

around the nearby villages. After lunch at the

to Lao culture.

lodge a boat will take you back downriver to Luang Prabang. (B)(L)

HIGHLIGHTS Travel the Mekong by longtail boat Stay in tented accommodation at

Kamu Lodge

Kamu Lodge

Kota Kinabalu

Experience village activities

Luang Prabang

LAOS

INCLUSIONS

Miri meals as indicated, shared transport by One night tented accommodation,

boat to Kamu Lodge, shared activities

BORNEO

at the lodge and services of a local English speaking guide.

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Sandakan

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tok

LUANG SAY CRUISE (UPSTREAM)

Transfer early to the pier and board your

2 DAYS / 1 NIGHT

along the way, the first at Pak Ou Caves. The

eeling

FROM

$495*

DAY 1 LUANG PRABANG – PAKBENG cruise for Pakbeng. Two stops will be made caves are carved out of the limestone cliffs and contain thousands of gold lacquered

Explore the Mekong in style on board the wooden river boat, Luang Say. Travel to sacred caves and riverside villages en route

Buddha statues. Next stop is the village of Ban Baw, where it will be possible to watch

L AOS

LEISURELY DEPARTS TUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS & SATURDAYS TRAVEL ST YLE RIVER CRUISE TRAVEL SCALE

the process of making traditional rice alcohol. Afterwards, enjoy a delicious buffet lunch on board the boat as the cruise continues further along the scenic Mekong River. Reach the town of Pakbeng late in the afternoon hopefully in time for sunset. Overnight at Luang Say Lodge. (L)(D)

DAY 2 PAKBENG – HUAY XAI

Kolkata

to the Thailand border.

For early risers visit the morning market where nearby villagers and hill tribes come to buy and

HIGHLIGHTS

exchange goods. After breakfast back at the

Observe the pristine nature and tranquil river life Travel on board a wooden riverboat Witness traditional life on the Mekong

lodge, board your boat for the cruise up to Huay Xai. A stop will be made at a small village to see the authentic rural life of hill tribe settlements. Arrive in Huay Xai around 5pm and assistance is provided through immigration to Chiang Kong on the Thailand side if required. (B)(L)

INCLUSIONS

NOTE In low season the cruise only operates

One night accommodation, meals as

on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The cruise

indicated, sightseeing as specified,

does not operate in June. A reverse option

services of an English speaking cruise

from Huay Xai is also available.

Huay Xai Pakbeng

Luang Prabang

LAOS

escort and immigration assistance at

Kamu Lodge

the Lao/Thai border.

Nong Khiaw HuayDAY Xai1 PAKSE – CHAMPASAK – WAT PHOU CRUISE WAT PHOU (DOWNSTREAM)Pakbeng Depart south aboard a local long-tail Luang Prabang riverboat to Champasak. After a riverside

3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS

FROM

$839*

lunch enjoy a guided tour of the 10th century pre-Angkorian temple of Wat Phou. Afterwards stop in Champasak to see

LEISURELY DEPARTS TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS & SATURDAYS TRAVEL ST YLE RIVER CRUISE TRAVEL SCALE

Plain of Jars

S

some beautiful examples of French colonial

architecture. Return to the boat and relax on the deck as the sun sets. (L)(D)

DAY 2 KHONG ISL AND Have breakfast as you cruise to the village

Enjoy the slow pace of southern Laos on this

of Houay Tomo, home to the spectacular

three day cruise, soaking up the sights and

hidden forest temple of Oum Muang. Rejoin

sounds of timeless villages, ancient temples

the boat for lunch cruising further south to

and the backdrop of the beautiful Mekong.

VIENTIANE

4000 Islands, where the Mekong stretches 14km wide. Stop and visit Ban Dua Tae, where life hasn’t changed for centuries, before

HIGHLIGHTS Hidden temple forest of Oum Muang Spectacular Mekong archipelago Sunsets on the boat deck

continuing to Khong Island. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 3 KHONG ISL AND – PAKSE Breakfast is served on the deck whilst cruising to the small village of Ban Veuthong where a long-tail boat takes you to Khone

INCLUSIONS

Island. After lunch take a minivan to the

Two nights cruise accommodation,

Cambodian border. The local community

meals as indicated, sightseeing as specified, services of an English speaking cruise escort and transport to and from Pakse.

LAOS Pakse

Khone Phapheng waterfall, close to the has built a wooden hut for you to view these

Champasak

stunning falls. Return to Pakse. (B)(L) NOTE In low season the cruise only operates on Saturdays. An upstream itinerary is also available.

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INDIA L AOSINDIA & ASIA

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.

$455*

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 Visit the highlights of this UNESCO World Heritage town as you explore the National Museum and intriguing temples and architecture and learn of ancient cultures and traditions as you go. (B)

DAY 3 LUANG PRABANG Today experience the life of local farmers at Living Land. Learn the process of rice cultivation and traditional farming techniques, with lots of hands-on activities. (B)

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

PER PERSON FROM $

TWIN

VILLA MAYDOU

$455*

MAISON SOUVANNAPHOUM

$629*

3 NAGAS

$699*

BELMOND LA RESIDENCE

$1,415*

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BUCKET OF BOOKS

(FULL DAY ) FROM

$199* DEPARTS DAILY

EVENING COOKING CL ASS (HALF DAY) FROM

$95* DEPARTS DAILY

LIVING LAND

(HALF DAY JOIN-IN) FROM

$135* DEPARTS DAILY

Make a meaningful impact on the people of

Lao cuisine relies heavily on the freshest

Experience the life of local farmers on this

Laos with this charitable day tour. Venture

produce and incorporates a range of

immersive visit to an organic farm. Connect

to a rural village and donate books and

intriguing flavours, many unfamiliar to the

with the land and the people while working

much needed hygiene supplies, spreading

western palate. This late afternoon cooking

in the rice paddies and vegetable gardens.

invaluable gifts of education and health to

course at a stunning lake side location

Learn traditional farming techniques, plough

disadvantaged people.

is the perfect way to learn the secrets of

with a buffalo and learn the process of rice

traditional Lao cuisine.

cultivation.

CYCLING LUANG PRABANG (HALF DAY)

EXPLORE THE HIDDEN MEKONG (HALF DAY)

WEAVING & TEXTILES

(FULL DAY) FROM

$205* DEPARTS DAILY

FROM

$135* DEPARTS DAILY

FROM

$139* DEPARTS DAILY

Textiles are very important to the Lao people

This journey by bike gives you the

Cross the Mekong River and escape the

as they are used in many aspects of daily

opportunity to explore some of Luang

tourist crowds of Luang Prabang. Venture

life from ceremonies to household uses. The

Prabang’s main sights. Temples such as Wat

along the river’s edge to authentic hill tribe

morning of this very hands-on day focuses

Visoun and Wat Xieng Thong are among the

villages. Discover abandoned temples once

on the making and use of natural dyes, before

most important in Laos. At the end of the

used by royalty and enjoy the tranquil Laos

trying your hand at weaving and spinning

day, a local restaurant offers some spicy

countryside.

in the afternoon.

replenishment for weary limbs.

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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

INLE LAKE

Nanjing

HANDPICKED BURMA Nanjing

DAY 1 YANGON

Yichang DAY 8 BAGAN – HEHO – INLE LAKE

On arrival you will be met and transferred to

Fly to Heho and transfer to Inle Lake,

your hotel.

stopping en route at the wooden Shwe Yan

Chengdu

Yichang 10 DAYS / 9 NIGHTS FROM $2,259* DISCOVERY Shanghai DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE

DAY 2 YANGONChongqing

Begin your explorations at Burma’s most revered temple, Shwedagon Pagoda. Continue to Kandawgyi Park with its vast lake and on to Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda. Afterwards explore downtown Yangon on foot. After the sun sets,

Pyay Monastery. On arrival board a boat and

Shanghai

pass by stilted villages, observe the famous leg-rowing fisherman and see floating gardens. Visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the

lake’s main sanctuary, and see local crafts at village stops. (B)

take a trishaw foodie tour. (B)(D)

DAY 9 INLE L AKE – SAGAR

This insightful program begins in the old

DAY 3 YANGON – MANDAL AY

Journey by boat to the sleepy village of Sagar

colonial capital of Yangon. From here

Take an early flight to Mandalay. Upon arrival begin sightseeing with a walk up Mandalay Hill. Continue to Palace Monastery and then Kyauktawgyi Pagoda to view the huge marble Buddha. Finally visit Kuthodaw Pagoda, housing the ‘world’s largest book’. After lunch cruise upriver to Mingun, where you can explore pagodas and meet local craftsmen.

it’s a relaxed itinerary that introduces the inspiring landscapes of Burma, from Mandalay to Bagan and Heho to Inle Lake.

BURMA

Continue to the village of Thaya Gone, famous for its homemade rice wine, and visit a nearby pottery village. Return to Inle after lunch. (B)(L)

DAY 10 INLE L AKE - HEHO After breakfast your trip ends with a transfer to Heho Airport. (B)

Return by boat to Mandalay. (B)(L)

Mandalay

DAY 4 MANDAL AY Heho

Bagan

where you will visit the iconic ‘sunken’ stupas.

Ngapali

Explore the former capitals of Ava, Sagaing and Amarapura. Sagaing Hill is widely regarded as the religious centre of Burma. Ava is a short ferry ride across the river, with its small villages and scattered ruins. In Amarapura visit a silk weaving workshop and the 200-year-old U Bein Bridge. (B)(L)

Yangon

DAY 5 MANDAL AY – BAGAN

NGAPALI BEACH BREAK 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS FROM $675*

Fly to Bagan, where you will explore smaller and lesser known temples by e-bike.

HIGHLIGHTS

Experience a local style curry lunch and then

DEPARTS

DAILY

continue by car to the main temples and

Y  angon foodie tour by rickshaw

experience a sunset view over the site. (B)(L)

Explore Bagan’s temples by e-bike

DAY 6 BAGAN

secluded calm on the pristine white

See Burmese local life on a trip to the extinct

sands and warm waters of Ngapali

volcano and pilgrimage site of Mount Popa. Climb the stairs to the top of the shrine. On the return stop at Shwe Hlaing village,

Beach.

Experience authentic Inle Lake

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

famous for its toddy palm trees, where a local

Extend your journey with four days of

INCLUSIONS

lunch is served (B)(L)

Three nights accommodation,

DAY 7 BAGAN

Yangon and all airport transfers.

breakfast daily, return flights from

Today is at leisure to explore on your own. (B)

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DAY 3 BAGAN Zhengzhou FLAVOURS OF BURMA

Xian 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

Visit the colourful Nyaung Oo Market. Next,

FROM

$2,395*

visit a Pone Yay Gyi shop, Bagan’s most famous food treat. Learn the steps for how to make this black paste. For lunch visit the

DISCOVERY DEPARTS DAILY Chengdu TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE

BURMA

TRAVEL SCALE

family of a toddy palm climber and watch the

Nanjing

collecting of the juice to make molasses. Finish

Yichang

the day with a cruise on the Irrawaddy. (B)(L)

DAY 4 BAGAN – MANDAL AY Fly to Mandalay. Your sightseeing starts

Chongqing

Uncover some of Burma’s enthralling culinary delights on this fantastic journey through markets and street stalls.

Shanghai

with Mahaumni Pagoda and then visits

traditional workshops for tapestry, gold leaf and marble. Following this sample Le Phet Thole, a traditional treat. Lunch will be at a local tea house before sightseeing continues to Kuthodaw Pagoda and the ‘world’s biggest book’, and Shwenandaw Monastery. (B)(L)

HIGHLIGHTS Prepare lunch with an Inthar family

DAY 5 MANDAL AY – INLE L AKE

Discover local snacks and treats

Fly to Heho and transfer to Inle Lake. Visit a morning market. Continue by trishaw down to

INCLUSIONS

the canal and witness goods being traded from

Seven nights accommodation, meals as indicated, sightseeing and flights as specified, services of a private car and

BURMA

driver and a local English speaking guide.

Mandalay

vineyard for a wine tasting and lunch. (B)(L)

DAY 6 INLE L AKE – YANGON Visit the daily market before continuing across the lake, passing by stilted houses

Heho

Bagan

the boats. Stop by ‘tomato house’ and visit a

and leg-rowing fisherman. Continue to

DAY 1 YANGON

Khaung Daing village, famous for its fried

You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon, see the busy market at Mawtin Jetty. Try some tasty treats in China town and this evening, set off on a street food tour by rickshaw. (D)

DAY 2 YANGON – BAGAN Yangon

Fly to Bagan and explore the temples by e-bike. After a curry lunch continue your temple explorations by car. (B)(L)

FROM

family’s house and join them in preparing lunch. Fly to Yangon. (B)(L)

DAY 7 YANGON This afternoon visit Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda, Shwedagon Pagoda and Kandawgyi Park. (B)

DAY 8 YANGON Transfer to the airport for your onward travels. (B)

MAGYEEKAN LOCAL LIFE 2 DAYS / 1 NIGHT

tofu crackers. Then travel by boat to an Inthar

DAY 1 BAGAN – SAL AY Transfer to Bagan jetty for your cruise down the Irrawaddy River to Salay. On arrival tour

$349*

the museum at Salay House and enjoy a riverside lunch. Afterwards, walk under the shade of 100-year-old trees through the town,

DISCOVERY DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR MADE

TRAVEL SCALE

passing ancient pagodas, to the exquisitely carved Yoke Sone Kyaung Monastery. Proceed to the Burmese village of Magyeekan, where you will learn about local life and enjoy a traditional evening meal. (L)(D)

Set off from the plains of Bagan along the

DAY 2 MAGYEEKAN – BAGAN

Irrawaddy River for a memorable jaunt to

After breakfast take a stroll through the

Burma’s riverside communities.

village. It’s the best time to get a feel for

Kota Kinabalu

authentic local life. Afterwards return to Bagan. (B)

Medan

Miri

INCLUSIONS One night guesthouse style accommodation, meals as indicated, transfers and transport by local boat

Padang

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SUMATRA

BRUNEI

Sandakan

BORNEO Kuching

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SULAWES


GOLDEN ROCK 2 DAYS / 1 NIGHT

FROM

$515*

Join locals on an adventurous trip up a winding mountain road to where the iconic boulder is delicately balanced. Be enchanted by the sublime site of devotees praying.

DAY 1 YANGON – GOLDEN ROCK Travel five hours by road to Kyaikhtiyo Base Camp from where you will take an open-air truck along a winding road to Golden Rock.

BURMA

LEISURELY DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE

This huge boulder covered in gold leaf and delicately balanced on the cliff edge is one of Burma’s most important pilgrimage sites.

DAY 2 KYAIKHTIYO – BAGO – YANGON After breakfast return to base camp. En route back to Yangon stop in Bago, a town steeped

INCLUSIONS

in legend. Spend time exploring the sites of

One night accommodation, meals as indicated, sightseeing and transport by private vehicle and services of a local English speaking guide.

the town learning of the history and myths of the city, including visits to Shwemawdaw Pagoda, a Mon neighbourhood and a town market. (B)

THE LOST CITY OF MRAUK U 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

FROM

$1,559*

LEISURLEY DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE

Discover Mrauk U, the 15th century capital of Burma which is home to a number of archaeological and religious sites.

DAY 1 YANGON – SITTWE Fly to Sittwe and visit the Rakhine State Cultural Museum. See local life along Strand Road and then transfer to a viewpoint for spectacular views over the Bay of Bengal.

DAY 2 SITTWE – MRAUK U Visit the bustling fish market before the boat journey to Mrauk U. The 15th century capital of Burma, Mrauk U is today a major archaeological site. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 3 MRAUK U

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

Rise early for sunrise over Mrauk U. Today visit a local market, the Royal Palace, Shitthaung Temple, Ratanbon Pagoda and more. (B)(D)

DAY 4 MRAUK U – SITTWE – YANGON Take the speedboat back to Sittwe for your flight to Yangon. (B)

ACTIVE INLE 3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS

FROM

$919*

ACTIVE DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR - MADE TRAVEL SCALE

The countryside that surrounds the tranquil expanse of Inle Lake offers plenty of scope for adventure.

DAY 1 HEHO – INLE L AKE Transfer from Heho Airport to Inle Lake. Start your adventure with a hike through rolling hills to visit local hill tribe communities and see traditional craft-making techniques.

DAY 2 INLE L AKE A full day of cycling will uncover spectacular rice paddy scenery, temples, monasteries and an Indein village. Afterwards board a boat to Nampam village, home of the Inthar people. Continue cycling with a wine tasting en route

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

back to your hotel. (B)(L)

DAY 3 INLE L AKE – HEHO Visit the lakeside village of Kyay Sar Gone, famous for soybean snacks. Paddle the intricate canals by kayak to see traditional homes. Afterwards head to Heho for your onward flight. (B)

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Chongqing THE IRRAWADDY WITH PANDAW BURMA

8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

FROM

$2,635*

DISCOVERY DEPARTS SELECTED DATES, NOV ‘17 - DEC ‘18 TRAVEL ST YLE RIVER CRUISE TRAVEL SCALE

DAY 1 BAGAN

Xian

Transfer from the airport to the ship. Explore the 3000 monuments of Bagan. (D)

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

A fabulous way to discover the mighty

Chengdu

Irrawaddy River with up to two weekly

Arrive in Mandalay early for a morning

village, famous for its production of terracotta. (B)(L)(D)

departures between the historic royal capitals with two nights moored at Pagan and three at Mandalay.

BURMA

Pakokku

HIGHLIGHTS

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

DAY 7 MINGUN – MANDAL AY

Cruising the Irrawaddy

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

INCLUSIONS Seven nights cruise accommodation, meals as indicated, house beverages,

Bagan

Chongqi

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

DAY 6 AVA – MINGUN

Temples of Bagan

Ava

excursion to Ava and Amarapura. This evening

Enjoy a morning walk in Mingun. This

Explore small towns and villages

Mandalay

DAY 5 YANDABO – AVA

sightseeing and transfers as specified, services of English speaking guides, crew gratuities and port taxes.

DAY 8 MANDAL AY Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport or hotel. (B) NOTE The cruise is also available in the reverse direction as are longer duration cruises. The cruise does not operate from Apr - Aug.

DAY 1 MANDAL AY

SANCTUARY ANANDA CRUISES

Check in by 12:30pm and set sail towards

5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS

the terrace of Soon U Ponya Shin Pagoda.

FROM

$1,149*

Sagaing. Visit the monastic school, meeting residents, then take in the views from Continue to Amarapura and to U Bein Bridge and see a textile workshop. (L)(D)

DISCOVERY SELECTED DATES, OCT ‘17 - DEC ‘18 TRAVEL ST YLE RIVER CRUISE TRAVEL SCALE DEPARTS

DAY 2 SIN KYUN VILL AGE Sail north to the quaint village of Sin Kyun. Witness the way of life in this seldom visited region. Return to the ship, sailing past Mingun. Enjoy the on board activities. (B)(L)(D)

A voyage of breathtaking beauty and discovery on the Irrawaddy River of Burma. Visit temples, pagodas and villages along the Irrawaddy on board the custom

Mandalay

built luxury Sanctuary Ananda.

Pakokku Bagan

with a visit to Pakokku market with the chef. Continue to Bagan and explore the temples. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 4 BAGAN Today’s visits include Shwezigon Pagoda, and

HIGHLIGHTS

BURMA

DAY 3 PAKOKKU Enjoy an on board cooking class, starting

then on to Mount Popa for lunch and, for the

5-star contemporary luxury Enjoy world-class cuisine Daily cultural experiences on board

energetic, you can climb the 777 stairs. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 5 BAGAN Disembark your cruise where your trip ends. (B)

INCLUSIONS Four nights cruise accommodation, meals as indicated, beverages, shore

NOTE The cruise does not operate May Aug ‘18.

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

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BURMA

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

$359*

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 90? (B)

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

PER PERSON FROM $

TWIN

GRAND UNITED AHLONE HOTEL

$359*

CHATRIUM HOTEL

$519*

THE STRAND

$905*

the same story with marble floors inlaid

imposing residence. Carved teak and

BELMOND GOVERNOR’S RESIDENCE

$919*

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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BURMA

DOWNTOWN DELICACIES (HALF DAY) FROM

$95* DEPARTS DAILY

YANGON ART & ANTIQUES (FULL DAY) FROM

$109* DEPARTS DAILY

YANGON FOR FOODIES

(HALF DAY) FROM

$85* 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) FROM

$85* DEPARTS DAILY

CYCLING BACKSTREETS OF YANGON

(HALF DAY) FROM

$75* DEPARTS DAILY

LIVE LIKE A LOCAL

(HALF DAY) FROM

$119* DEPARTS DAILY

This walking tour focuses on Yangon’s

Perfect for cycling, the backroads of Yangon

Experience the real life of the Burmese people

incredible architecture: golden temples,

crisscross through the city connecting the

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

local houses, iconic sites and faded colonial

many communities. Explore areas rarely seen

ferry and trishaw to the other side of the

buildings. You’ll also head down quiet

by tourists, past mosques, colourful temples,

Yangon River, wander the streets of China

side streets and visit a tea shop for a taste

bamboo houses and inner city ‘villages’. Cycle

Town and take a train to fresh markets and

of the local culture and daily lifestyle of

directly past Shwedagon Pagoda, taking in

small villages.

Yangon’s residents.

front seat views of the golden stupa.

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EXPERIENCE BAGAN 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

FROM

SHWE YEE PWINT

AREINDMAR HOTEL

Shwe Yee Pwint Hotel offers excellent 3-star

The Areindmar is designed for travellers

accommodation in Bagan. All rooms are air-

looking for an oasis. The spacious rooms

conditioned and equipped with a flat screen

combine modern amenities with traditional

TV and feature a private bathroom fitted

touches, such as local artwork and

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

handmade teak and bronze furnishings. The

and the Nyaung U Bagan Airport is only nine

restaurant offers a variety of European and

kilometres away.

local cuisine.

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.

$259*

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 92 for more information. (B)

DAY 3 BAGAN Spend the day at leisure. Select one of our unique experiences on page 92. (B)

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

PER PERSON FROM $

TWIN

SHWE YEE PWINT

$259*

AREINDMAR HOTEL

$329*

THE HOTEL @ THARABAR GATE

$409*

THE BAGAN LODGE

$449*

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BALLOONS OVER BAGAN (HALF DAY) FROM

MAR

$535* DEPARTS DAILY, OCT -

PAINTING LACQUERWARE

(HALF DAY) FROM

$65* DEPARTS DAILY

TEMPLE BIKING

(HALF DAY) FROM

$75* 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

$135* 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.

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FROM

$159* DEPARTS DAILY

(HALF DAY) FROM

$115* 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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CHINA

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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INDONESIA

Welcome to

BEIJING


INDONESIA

JAVA TEMPLES & VOLCANOES

Transfer from the airport to your hotel.

7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS

This morning explore the city sights. In the

FROM

$1,919*

DAY 1 YOGYAKARTA DAY 2 YOGYAKARTA afternoon visit a batik factory, a silversmith workshop and a master baker. (B)(L)(D)

DISCOVERY DEPARTS DAILY EXCEPT FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE

Depart this morning for Borobudur. Explore

Java is one of the largest and most

Travel to Kaliurang village. After lunch

populous islands in the world, so what

proceed to the huge Prambanan temple

better way to explore it than on a week-

complex and then on to Solo. This evening

TRAVEL SCALE

long overland adventure from its cultural

DAY 3 BOROBUDUR this massive Buddhist temple, Candirejo Village and Mendut and Pawon Temples. (B)(L)

DAY 4 YOGYAKARTA – SOLO

enjoy a masked dance performance. (B)(L)

DAY 5 SOLO

heartlands to the rugged east.

Embark on a city tour of Solo. (B)(L)

HIGHLIGHTS

INDONESIA

Sacred terraces of Borobudur Masked dance performance in Solo Mount Bromo’s active volcano

Surabaya Solo Yogyakarta

DAY 6 SOLO - MOUNT BROMO

crater

Mount Bromo Jombang

Travel by rail to Jombang. Proceed by road to Trowulan’s archaeological museum and the temples of Candi Bajang Ratu and Candi Tikus. Journey on to Mount Bromo. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 7 MOUNT BROMO - SURABAYA

INCLUSIONS

Awake early and travel by jeep for sunrise

Six nights accommodation, meals as

over Mount Bromo. Continue down the

indicated, sightseeing as specified

volcano caldera. The last leg is on horseback

and services of a local English

where a set of stairs lead to the rim of the

speaking guide.

still active crater. Return to the hotel for breakfast, and then proceed to Surabaya where your trip ends. (B)(L)

BEST OF FLORES & KOMODO 6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS

FROM

$3,079*

DAY 1 DENPASAR – ENDE – MONI Fly to Ende and then transfer to Moni. (D)

DAY 2 MONI – BAJAWA After an early wake-up call at 4am, proceed to Mount Kelimutu to discover the amazing

DISCOVERY DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE

NTAN

natural phenomenon of the coloured lakes. Continue to the small, quiet town of Bajawa, stopping at the blue pebble beach of Nagapanda and a Ngada village. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 3 BAJAWA – RUTENG This is an epic adventure to Flores and Komodo, two of Indonesia’s most mystical islands. Encounter unique ethnic villages and spot Komodo dragons in the wild.

In the morning, visit a bamboo plantation. Explore the Ngada villages of Luba and Bena. After lunch, proceed to Ruteng. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 4 RUTENG – L ABUAN BAJO Visit the traditional village of Ruteng Pu’u. Continue to Cancar to observe the unique lingko spiderweb rice fields and then on to Labuan Bajo. (B)(L)(D)

HIGHLIGHTS Visit spider-like rice paddies

INDONESIA

Discover the Ngada communities Explore Komodo National Park

Ruteng Denpasar

Labuan Bajo

Bajawa

Ende

through spectacular scenery. There’s the (B)(L)(D)

Five nights accommodation, meals as indicated, sightseeing and flights as specified and services of a local English

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see the famed Komodo dragons. Take a trek chance to swim or snorkel at Pink Beach.

INCLUSIONS

speaking guide.

DAY 5 KOMODO Board a local motorised boat to Rinca to

DAY 6 L ABUAN BAJO – DENPASAR Transfer to the airport for your flight to Denpasar where your adventure ends. (B)

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HIGHLIGHTS OF YOGYAKARTA 3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS

FROM

$775*

DEPARTS

Delve into Java’s rich culture with an

INDONESIA

LEISURELY DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR MADE TRAVEL SCALE

DAY 1 YOGYAKARTA Begin sightseeing in the afternoon at the huge temple complex at Prambanan. Afterwards enjoy an early dinner before a traditional performance. (L)(D)

DAY 2 YOGYAKARTA BOROBUDUR

insightful visit to Yogyakarta. Wander the

Explore Yogyakarta including the Sultan’s

Sultan’s Palace and visit villages where

Palace, Kauman Village, Taman Sari

traditions have stood the test of time.

Water Palace and a visit to a batik factory. Afterwards proceed to Borobudur. (B)(L)

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

DAY 3 BOROBUDUR YOGYAKARTA Rise early for sunrise at the UNESCO Heritage-listed temple. Explore the area before returning to Yogyakarta for your onward flight. (B)

RINJANI TREKKING 3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS

FROM

$559*

ACTIVE DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR MADE TRAVEL SCALE

For mountain lovers, Rinjani is one of

DAY 1 LOMBOK - SEMBALUN Transfer to Sembalun village at the foot of the volcano. (L)(D)

DAY 2 TREK MT RINJANI Start your trek from the Rinjani Trekking Centre, and then your climb begins for the

Indonesia’s most beautiful sites and

first leg to Plawangan II. The climb takes

exhilirating treks.

around six hours with a picnic en route. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 3 MT RINJANI - LOMBOK

INCLUSIONS One night basic hotel and one night camping accommodation, meals as indicated, water, snacks, camping equipment and services of an English speaking adventure guide.

Start early at 3am for the challenging three hour summit climb. Relax and enjoy the sunrise before your descent back to base camp at Plawangan II. After breakfast return to Sembalun and then back to Lombok by road. (B)(L)

KALIMANTAN ORANG-UTANS BY HOUSEBOAT 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

FROM

$1,065*

DAY 1 PANGKAL ANBUN

On arrival transfer to Kumi Port to board your

LEISURELY DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE

boat. Cruise to Tanjung Puting National Park

Explore the wonders of Tanjung Putting

Cruise to Camp Leakey, famous for its orang-

TRAVEL SCALE

by houseboat, cruising languid waters, surrounded by jungle and encounter wild orang-utans.

INCLUSIONS Three nights houseboat accommodation, meals as indicated, sightseeing as specified, airport transfers and services of a local English speaking guide.

and start your wildlife spotting for proboscis monkeys, macaques, lizards and birdlife. (L)(D)

DAY 2 CAMP LEAKEY utan research centre and orang-utan feeding platforms. Back on the cruise see monkeys and possibly more orang-utans come to pick fruit on the riverbank. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 3 TANJUNG PUTING A full day trip around the jungle. In the afternoon cross to Harapan village and explore the settlement on foot. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 4 PANGKAL ANBUN Disembark and transfer back to the airport. (B)

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Welcome to

Borneo

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

SEPILOK

KUALA LUMPUR Hidden among the tropical plants and jungle at Sepilok is the world’s largest

BORNEO

Malacca Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre.

This is one of the best places in the world to see the orang-utan in its natural habitat.

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

Shanghai

BORNEO

HANDPICKED BORNEO 11 DAYS / 10 NIGHTS

FROM

DAY 1 KUCHING $2,995*

LEISURELY DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE

TRAVEL SCALE

On arrival you will be transferred to your

DAY 8 KINABALU PARK – SANDAKAN

hotel. This afternoon visit the Semenggoh

Continue your journey to Sandakan.

Wildlife Orang-Utan Conservation Centre

On arrival, enjoy lunch at the English Tea

and enjoy a river cruise on a traditional

House. In the afternoon, proceed to Labuk

boat. (D)

Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary. (B)(L)

DAY 2 BAKO NATIONAL PARK

DAY 9 SANDAKAN – SUKAU

Explore the national park at the mouth

Today visit the world’s largest Orang-utan

of the Bako River. (B)(L)

Rehabilitation Centre, Sepilok. Depart

DAY 3 KUCHING This journey is the ultimate Borneo experience. Witness the orang-utans in

for Kinabatangan River. (B)(L)(D)

Visit the Bidayuh Longhouse and observe the

DAY 10 SUKAU

lifestyle of the tribal communities. Transfer

Wake up to the calls of hornbills and other

back to Kuching for an afternoon visit to the

exotic birds and proceed to Ox Bow Lake to

Semenggoh, trek through national parks

markets followed by a cooking class. (B)(D)

observe wildlife and experience the early

and interact with indigenous tribes in

DAY 4 KUCHING

their villages.

BORNEO

Kinabalu Park Kota Kinabalu Sandakan Sukau SABAH

BORNEO Kuching

morning river. After breakfast embark on a trek in the surrounding jungle. This afternoon

Visit the Sarawak Cultural Village. This

take another river cruise upstream of the

award-winning living museum showcases

Kinabatangan River to search for more

Sarawak’s unique and diverse cultures in an

wildlife. After dinner enjoy a night cruise

accessible, visitor-friendly setting. After lunch

on the Kinabatangan River, one of the most

visit the Santubong Peninsula for a boat tour

exciting and adventurous trips you will take

of the mangroves. (B)(L)

while staying here. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 5 KUCHING – KOTA KINABALU

Head back to Sandakan and transfer to the

Transfer to Kuching Airport for your flight

airport. (B)

to Kota Kinabalu. This afternoon spend some time sightseeing in Kota Kinabalu. (B)

DAY 11 SUKAU – SANDAKAN

NOTE Day 6 snorkelling is on a join in basis.

DAY 6 KOTA KINABALU Spend the morning snorkelling in the marine

HIGHLIGHTS Jungle stay in Kinabatangan Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre S  norkel in Kota Kinabalu’s marine park

park. This afternoon, discover the local tribes at Mari Mari Cultural Village. (B)(L)(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

death marches during World War II. After

flights as specified and services of local

lunch, journey to Sabah Tea Plantation to

English speaking driver guides. Jogjakarta

the Australian and British Prisoners of War

learn how tea is harvested and processed. (B)(L)

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MULU NATIONAL PARK 3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS

FROM

$419*

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

BORNEO

the world. (D)

ACTIVE DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE

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

Mulu National Park is one of Sarawak’s

visit Clearwater Cave where unusual stone

principal national parks, with one of the

formations can be seen. As night falls, head

most spectacular limestone cave systems in

out on a walking tour to see the jungle come

the world.

alive with nocturnal creatures. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 3 MULU NATIONAL PARK

HIGHLIGHTS

Transfer to the airport. (B)

The longest tropical walkway in the world D  iscover traditions of the Penan tribe

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

ANCIENT CAVES AND LONGHOUSES 3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS

FROM

$689*

DAY 1 MIRI - NIAH NATIONAL PARK You will be met and transferred to Batu Niah, stopping for a local lunch and to purchase gifts for your hosts. Niah Caves is one of the most important archaeological sites in the world, which reflect inhabitation from

DISCOVERY DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE

40,000 years ago. On arrival at the park you will trek 3.5km to your unique homestay accommodation in an Iban longhouse in an authentic village. Visit the caves with a local, followed by a homely dinner prepared by your

Immerse yourself in the culture and

host family. (L)(D)

customs of the indigenous tribes of the

DAY 2 NIAH NATIONAL PARK

region whilst exploring amazing natural

There is opportunity to participate in a range

caves and jungles.

of seasonal activities today such as rice paddy farming, producing rice wine, weaving, learning about the Iban tattoo and even sword making. You will also learn the secrets

HIGHLIGHTS See 40,000-year-old human remains

of the jungle from the flora and fauna of the region. Enjoy an evening of song and dance. (B)(L)(D)

Experience Iban culture

DAY 3 NIAH NATIONAL PARK MIRI

Explore rugged jungle

INCLUSIONS

Say goodbye to your host family and transfer

Two nights homestay accommodation,

back to Miri Airport. (B)

meals as indicated, sightseeing as specified, transfers and transport by private vehicle and services of a driver guide.

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BORNEO

A

BEIJING

Pingyao

TREKKING BORNEO & BEYOND Zhengzhou

Xian

Nanjing 15 DAYS / 14 NIGHTS FROM $3,605* Yichang Chengdu

Chongqing

DAY 1 KUAL A LUMPUR Arrive in Kuala Lumpur and make your way to your hotel.

swim before the return by trek and boat. (B)(L)

DAY 2 KUAL A LUMPUR

DAY 8 TAMAN NEGARA – KUAL A LUMPUR

Discover the city’s culinary delights on a food

Shanghai

ACTIVE DEPARTS SELECTED DATES, OCT ‘17 - DEC ‘18 TRAVEL ST YLE SMALL GROUP TRIP TRAVEL SCALE

Peek behind the green curtain of Malaysia’s primeval forests as you don your hiking boots and go trekking around Borneo and beyond. Experience sweeping

tour exploring different neighbourhoods and savouring delicious treats as you go. In the afternoon visit the holy Hindu site of Batu

DAY 3 KUAL A LUMPUR – CAMERON HIGHL ANDS

Fly to Sandakan and transfer to Sepilok. Head straight to the Orang-utan Sanctuary and,

A very early start to make it for sunrise over Kuala Lumpur from nearby Broga Hill. An hour’s drive will take you to the start of the trail for your trek. Earn your breakfast as you reach the first summit in time for the sunrise. If time allows continue to the second peak. Return to the start of the trail to board the bus for the journey to Cameron Highlands. (B)

DAY 4 CAMERON HIGHL ANDS Mount Kinabalu Taman Negara

KUALA LUMPUR

SABAH

Today embark on a jungle trek up to Gunung Sandakan

Sepilok

BORNEO

INCLUSIONS Seven nights hotel, five nights guesthouse and two nights mountain lodge accommodation, meals as indicated, sightseeing and flights as

crabs and macaques. (B)(L)

DAY 11 SEPILOK – KINABALU PARK receive a briefing about the summit trek.

lichen. The mountain top is the resting place

(B)(D)

of a World War II bomber from 1945. Enjoy

of the oldest remaining rainforests in the

Food tour of Kuala Lumpur

DAY 10 SEPILOK An early start today to begin your trek along the Sepilok Laut Trail, home to 350 species of trees and an array of mammals and birds. Later explore the mangrove area via boardwalks looking out for monitor lizards,

home to an abundance of birdlife, mosses and

Journey to Taman Negara National Park, one

Orang-utans and Sepilok

Centre.

Transfer to Kinabalu Park. In the evening

DAY 5 CAMERON HIGHL ANDS TAMAN NEGARA

The jungles of Taman Negara

if time permits, the Sun Bear Conservation

Berembun. This range is protected forest and

views of the tea plantations below. (B)(D)

HIGHLIGHTS Jogjakarta

to Skybar for a sundowner. (B)

DAY 9 KUAL A LUMPUR – SANDAKAN

Sepilok and modern capitals.

Kota Kinabalu

Return to Kuala Lumpur. In the evening head

Caves. (B)

jungles, tea plantations, orang-utans at

Cameron Highlands

route through the rainforest, keeping an eye out for wildlife along the way. Enjoy lunch and a

world. The park dates back 130 million years and covers over 4300 square kilometres, and shelters rare species such as Malayan tigers, Indian elephants and crab-eating macaques. (B)

DAY 12 KINABALU TREK Today’s climb is challenging and takes you through different climatic zones and showcases an enormous variety of plants and animals. Spend the night in dorms at Laban Rata ready for the early morning climb. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 13 KINABALU SUMMIT Wake at 2am to begin the summit climb.

DAY 6 TAMAN NEGARA

Tremendous views await as the early morning unfolds. Return to the base and board the bus

Spend the day exploring the park. Begin with

to your beach resort in Kota Kinabalu. (B)(L)

a 530m canopy walkway in the treetops. Next, an easy hike takes you up to Teresek Hill for panoramic views over the jungle. Finally, board motorised canoes for a river trip

specified and services of Exodus tour

through multiple sets of rapids. (B)

leaders throughout.

DAY 7 KUAL A TRENGGAN TREK Today trek a 12.5km trail on a less-travelled

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DAY 14 KOTA KINABALU Today is free to relax and unwind after your trekking. (B)

DAY 15 KOTA KINABALU Your trekking adventure ends after breakfast. (B)

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HANDPICKED SABAH 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

$1,929*

FROM

DAY 1 KOTA KINABALU

these amazing animals up close. Afterwards

Transfer from the airport to your hotel.

transfer to Sepilok Orang-utan Sanctuary for the afternoon feeding session of Borneo’s

DAY 2 KOTA KINABALU

most iconic mammal. It is also possible to

Enjoy a cruise through Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park. Spend the day snorkelling in

arrange a night walk at Sepilok. (B)

LEISURELY DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE

the clear waters and relax on some white

DAY 8 SEPILOK – SANDAKAN

sand islands. Later discover the local tribes

Today you will be transferred to Sandakan

at Mari Mari Cultural Village. (B)

Airport where your trip ends. (B)

DAY 3 KOTA KINABALU – PORING HOT SPRINGS

NOTE Day 2 snorkelling is on a join in basis.

Borneo is home to the best wildlife

Today head out to the cooler climates of

TRAVEL SCALE

experiences in Malaysia. Sabah is where you’ll find Mount Kinabalu and the Sepilok Orang-utan Sanctuary.

Kinabalu Park, home to between 50006000 species of plants and 430 different birds and mammals. Stop at Kundasang War Memorial. Continue to Poring Hot Springs for overnight. (B)

DAY 4 PORING HOT SPRINGS Today is free for you to relax and spend

Mount Kinabalu Kota Kinabalu

some time at the springs. The energetic can

Poring Hot Springs

Sandakan

Sepilok Kinabatangan

SABAH

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)

GAYA ISL AND ESCAPE

DAY 5 PORING HOT SPRINGS – KINABATANGAN

4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS FROM $1,175*

The Kinabatangan River is one of the longest rivers in Borneo and is home to some of Borneo’s highest concentrations of wildlife. In the afternoon, head out on a river cruise

DEPARTS

DAILY

in search of proboscis monkeys, orang-utans and elephant. (B)(L)(D)

Escape to tropical Gaya Island, off the

See orang-utans in Sepilok

DAY 6 KINABATANGAN

coast of Sabah. Relax in the ambiance

Jungle walk in Kinabatangan

Today it’s all about the wildlife. Dawn and

of the island, go snorkelling and

Majestic Mount Kinabalu

dusk are the best times and you will enjoy boat

explore the lush island interior.

HIGHLIGHTS

INCLUSIONS Seven nights accommodation, meals as indicated, sightseeing as specified, 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, if you’re lucky, elephants. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 7 KINABATANGAN – SEPILOK Today visit a proboscis monkey sanctuary

INCLUSIONS Three nights accommodation, breakfast daily, island snorkelling trip and return transport from Kota Kinabalu on a shared basis.

at Labuk Bay. This is a great chance to see

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CROCKER RANGE & BEYOND 3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS

FROM

$929*

DAY 1 KOTA KINABALU KENINGAU Depart for the Crocker Ranges. The first stop is the Rafflesia Centre, where if you’re lucky there’s the chance to see the world’s largest

BORNEO

flower. Afterwards head to Mahau Falls for a refreshing dip and a picnic. Continue to

LEISURELY DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE

Keningau via Matt Salleh Memorial. (L)(D)

DAY 2 KENINGAU - CROCKER RANGE NATIONAL PARK Journey one hour to Tenom to the Agricultural Park, a haven for plants and

Crocker Range is the highest range in Sabah and is part of the region’s roads less travelled, making it a unique add-on to our Handpicked packages.

orchids. Continue to Murut Cultural Centre and on to Tenom, well known locally for its coffee. After sampling a cup proceed to Manis Manis, the roof top of Borneo. For the energetic there’s a night walk. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 3 CROCKER RANGE - KOTA KINABALU

HIGHLIGHTS The chance to see the magnificent Rafflesia flower The agricultural park at Tenom

Kota Bharu Manis Manis - the rooftop of Borneo Perhentian Islands INCLUSIONS Cameron Highlands Two nights accommodation, meals

After breakfast head to a fernarium to learn about some interesting ferns that grow in the region. Following this, drive by road back to Kota Kinabalu. (B)

Kota Kinabalu

CROCKER NATIONAL PARK

BORNEO

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

KUALA LUMPUR

BORNEO

Malacca

KINABALU SUMMIT

3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS

DAY 1 KOTA KINABALU – MOUNT KINABALU

Kuching

Travel from your hotel in Kota Kinabalu to FROM

$1,405*

Kinabalu National Park. Later, your guide will take you on a guided walk along some of the lower trails around the park.

ACTIVE DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE

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. Keep an eye out for pitcher plants and other native flora along the way. (B)(L)(D)

Ascend South East Asia’s highest mountain, stopping to enjoy remarkable views and beautiful flora. A strenuous but enthralling experience as you reach the summit.

DAY 3 MOUNT KINABALU – KOTA KINABALU At 3am, proceed to the rocky summit of Mount Kinabalu, arriving at time for sunrise. Descend to your rest house by breakfast and continue down to the park. Transfer back to

HIGHLIGHTS

Kota Kinabalu Airport or a hotel. (B)(L)

Rewarding sunrise as you reach the

Mount Kinabalu

summit

Kota Bharu Capture unforgettable images Discover exotic flowers and plants Perhentian Islands INCLUSIONS Cameron Highlands

Kota Kinabalu

BORNEO

Two nights accommodation, meals as indicated, sightseeing as specified and private transfers with a driver guide.

KUALA LUMPUR

Jogjakarta

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CHINA

Welcome to

China

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

Kuqa

Pingyao

CHINA

numerous walls and fortifications that were

Xi'an

constructed by independent kingdoms.

TERRACOTTA WARRIORS one of the most important archaeological finds of the 20th century, 8000 life-sized terracotta figures of soldiers arranged in

BEIJING

Kashgar

of China, the Great Wall consists of

In 1974 peasants in Xi’an stumbled upon

Changde

Dunhuang Jiayuguan

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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BRUNEI

Miri

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CHINA

HANDPICKED CHINA 11 DAYS / 10 NIGHTS

FROM

DAY 1 BEIJING

the other side to explore the Bund, Nanjing

On arrival in Beijing transfer to your hotel. In

Road and People’s Square. (B)

the afternoon your sightseeing begins with

$5,139*

Beijing’s hutongs followed by the Drum Tower. Enjoy time at a mahjong party and finish at Wangfujing neighbourhood.

DISCOVERY DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE

DAY 2 BEIJING Start the day early to see the locals exercise at The Temple of Heaven. Continue the day visiting White Cloud Temple, Yonghe Temple and Confucius Temple. This evening see a

See the essential highlights of China as

Kung Fu Show. (B)(L)

you explore iconic sights, see spectacular

DAY 3 BEIJING

nature and uncover ancient cultures.

Spend a full day exploring the Great Wall at Mutianyu. In the afternoon stop by the

DAY 9 SHANGHAI See the best of Shanghai’s museum’s today and then proceed to People’s Park and enjoy the atmosphere. (B)

DAY 10 SHANGHAI Explore the French Concession and Fuxing Park. Continue to modern and lovely Xintiandi and then on to the old town to Yu Gardens and bazaar. (B)

DAY 11 SHANGHAI Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (B)

peaceful Summer Palace. (B)(L)

BEIJING

uan

DAY 4 BEIJING – XI’AN Today visit the Forbidden City. Take the overnight train to Xi’an. (B)

DAY 5 XI’AN

Xi'an

On arrival in Xi’an transfer to your hotel.

CHINA

Afterwards your sightseeing begins with

Shanghai

a visit to the famed Terracotta Warriors. Following this, hop on a bike and spend an hour discovering Xi’an city. (B)

DAY 6 XI’AN – GUILIN – YANGSHUO

Guilin

En route to the airport for your flight to Guilin stop at the tomb of Emperor Jing. From

14 DAYS / 13 NIGHTS FROM $7,079*

DEPARTS

DAILY

Guilin transfer to Yangshuo. (B)

HIGHLIGHTS Hainan Island

Explore the spiritual side of Beijing Cycle along the Yulong River

DAY 7 YANGSHUO Cycle around Yangshuo on flat country paths along the Yulong River. After the bike ride

Shanghai’s iconic skyline

head to a cooking school. Visit a local market

On Day 4 head to Chongqing and sail in comfort and elegance through the stunning Three Gorges and then continue to Xi’an to complete your

and then enjoy your cooking efforts. (B)

Handpicked China journey.

overnight train, meals as indicated,

DAY 8 YANGSHUO – GUILIN – SHANGHAI

sightseeing and flights as specified,

Transfer to Guilin for your flight to Shanghai.

Three nights cruise accommodation,

services of a private car and driver and

Take a unique Maglev train transfer to the

Kotaguides. Kinabalu local English speaking BRUNEI

city with your guide. See the sights of Pudong

INCLUSIONS Nine nights accommodation, one night

Medan

HANDPICKED CHINA WITH YANGTZE CRUISE

Sandakan

before taking the Bund Sightseeing Tunnel to

Miri

CRUISE INCLUSIONS all meals on board, activities and entertainment on board and shore excursions.

BORNEO Padang

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CHINA ADVENTURE 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

FROM

$2,999*

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

CHINA

TRAVEL SCALE

the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven and bustling Tiananmen Square. (B)(L)

DAY 3 BEIJING Enjoy the dramatic scenery at the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu today. (B)(L)

From the ancient structures and famous sights of Beijing to the incredible craft that went into the Terracotta Warriors of Xi’an and bustling Shanghai, see China’s best on this eight day trip.

DAY 4 BEIJING – XI’AN Take a morning bullet train to Xi’an. Tour the 15th century city walls and wander the Muslim Quarter and the Great Mosque.(B)

DAY 5 XI’AN Visit the incredible Terracotta Warriors and the Neolithic village of Banpo. (B)(L)

BEIJING

DAY 6 XI’AN – SHANGHAI

HIGHLIGHTS

Fly to the city of Shanghai. (B)

Forbidden City in Beijing

DAY 7 SHANGHAI

Tiananmen Square City Walls in Xi’an

CHINA

Xi'an

Shanghai

Head out for a full day exploring Shanghai’s

INCLUSIONS

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.

DAY 8 SHANGHAI Your trip ends with a transfer to the airport. (B)

Gulin Yangshuo

ZHANGJIAJIAE – AVATAR WORLD 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

Hainan Island

FROM

$1,349*

DAY 1 ZHANGJIAJIAE On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

DAY 2 ZHANGJIAJIAE Start the day early with a visit to Yellow Stone Village. From here discover the Five Fingers

LEISURELY DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE

Peak, the most famous peak in the region. After lunch stroll along Golden Whip Stream for a different view of the peaks. There is also an array of wildlife that may be spotted. (B)

DAY 3 ZHANGJIAJIAE Explore the incredible landscapes of Kota Kinabalu

BRUNEI

Sandakan

Miri

an unforgettable lookout from a viewing

among the 8000 rock formations, climbing

platform. After a picnic lunch visit the west

the mountain views.

Kuching

SULAWESI Toraja

INDONESIA

Makasar

Jakarta JAVA Jogjakarta

MOUNT BROMO

Ijen BALI

HIGHLIGHTS

Your last visit to the national park is

Rock formations of Zhangjiajiae

Flores

at Tianmenshan, a collection of karst formations. Access is by cable car. Afterwards stroll along Ghost Valley with a 60m glass

Ghost Valley KOMODO ISLANDS

legendary bandits of the region. End the day

DAY 4 ZHANGJIAJIAE

Explore Tianmenshan

Surabaya

part of Hunan Province and learn of the with a trip to scenic Tianbo Mansions. (B)(L)

KALIMANTAN

SUMATRA

cable car. Continue to One Step Heaven,

Zhangjiajiae National Park, wandering to spectacular viewpoints and soaking up

BORNEO

Ascend the Son of Heaven Mountain by

bottom walkway. Transfer to the airport after lunch. (B)(L)

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

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CHINA PINGYAO

CHINA BY HIGH SPEED TRAIN 10 DAYS / 9 NIGHTS

FROM

$4,039*

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)

bullet train. This journey speeds you from the wonders of Beijing to the ancient city of Xi’an.

DAY 3 BEIJING

Xi'an

Luoyang

CHINA

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)

Kota Kinabalu Medan

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$2,909*

DAY 1 CHENGDU Arrive in Chengdu and transfer to your hotel. This evening try mapo doufu, a traditional Sichuanese dish. (D)

DAY 2 CHENGDU

CHINA

Enjoy a morning walk through the People’s

DISCOVERY DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE

Dunhuang NGOLIA Jiayuguan

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)

A trip to Sichuan reveals its craggy BEIJING

landscapes, delicious food, Tibetan culture and pandas. You will get to know this

DAY 3 DUJIANGYAN Travel to the Dujiangyan panda base and see the work carried out to care for the pandas. Your

renowned animal through participation in

volunteer programme will start early afternoon.

a volunteer programme.

You will have the opportunity to feed the pandas and more. (B)(L)

CHINA

DAY 4 CHENGDU – EMEISHAN

HIGHLIGHTS Sichuan’s mountain scenery

Chengdu

Volunteer experience at the The mammoth Buddha at Leshan

DAY 5 EMEISHAN Explore Emei Mountain and discover the

INCLUSIONS

major temples and pine forest. This evening,

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

EMEISHAN HIKE 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

statue in the world. Also visit Oriental Buddha Park and continue on to Emeishan. (B)

Dujiangyan Panda Base

Leshan

Depart for Leshan to see the largest Buddha

enjoy a famous Sichuan Hotpot. (B)(L)

DAY 6 EMEISHAN – CHENGDU Transfer to Chengdu where your journey ends. (B)

DAY 1 CHENGDU – EMEISHAN Depart Chengdu for Leshan, home to the Giant Buddha, measuring 71m high. Journey FROM

$1,845*

on to the UNESCO Heritage Site of Emeishan where you will spend the night at the foot of the mountain. A famous Sichaun hotpot dinner awaits tonight. (L)(D)

ACTIVE DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE

DAY 2 EMEISHAN HIKE

DEPARTS

Mount Emeishan is one of the four sacred Buddhist mountains of China and still a major pilgrimage place. The hike is about seven hours and the circuit covers the temples of

Join Buddhist pilgrims on Mount Emei, one

Fuhu, Leiyin, Shengshui and also Qingyin

of China’s four holy mountains. Spend two

Pavillion, all the way to Xiangfeng Temple.

days hiking from monastery to monastery,

Start early to begin your hike to Jiuling Knoll

and history of this UNESCO Heritage Site.

and Elephant Pool, up to the Golden Summit.

Kota Kinabalu

BRUNEI

Sandakan

Miri

Medan

The hike is again around seven hours, and it’s possible to take a cable car for the last part.

BORNEO

HIGHLIGHTS

Padang

Kuching

Chengdu

Emeishan

Trekking the sacred mountain of

Visit the Giant Buddha at Leshan SULAWESI

INDONESIA

Jakarta

CHINA

JAVA Jogjakarta

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Overnight is at Golden Summit. (B)(L)(D)

Emei KALIMANTAN Experience spectacular scenery

SUMATRA

DAY 3 EMEISHAN HIKE

temple to temple embracing the culture

DAY 4 EMEISHAN – CHENGDU

Shanghai

Wake up to a spectacular sunrise and

Gongga Mountain – the highest Sichuan peak. You will also encounter stunning

Toraja INCLUSIONS

views of Wanfo Peak which towers over the

Makasar Three nights accommodation, meals

entrance where your driver waits to take

as indicated, sightseeing as specified, Surabaya MOUNT services of a private car and driver and BROMO Ijen

whole site. A bus will take you back to the you back to Chengdu. (B)(L)

a local English speaking guide. KOMODO BALI ISLANDS Flores

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HIKING THE GREAT WALL 2 DAYS / 1 NIGHT

FROM

$845*

DEPARTS

begin your trek. The whole day will be spent on the wall, taking in spectacular scenery

CHINA

ACTIVE DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE

DAY 1 BEIJING – MUTIANYU Depart Beijing for Jiankou where you will

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

INCLUSIONS

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

$1,715*

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

$669*

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

INCLUSIONS One night accommodation, meals as

stretches of rice terrace scenery, and home to many small villages. Transfer back to Guilin. (B)(L)

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

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ANCIENT CITIES OF YUNNAN

CHINA

6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS

$2,395*

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Chengdu

With an alluring mountainous backdrop, the Yunnan province is home to a number of China’s ethnic groups, spectacular

Emeishan

scenery, a rich cultural diversity and stunning ancient cities.

Lijiang

CHINA

Shaxi

HIGHLIGHTS Encounter unique ethnic minorty cultures Explore ancient cities Bike the shores of Erhai Lake

Dali

ng uguan

Kunming

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

DAY 2 KUNMING – DALI Transfer to Dali, the home of the Bai ethnic minorities. On arrival you can bike around the area with its beautiful lakeside vistas and see the local Bai fisherman. (B)

DAY 3 DALI - SHAXI Visit Dali’s old town where you can still see a few typical Bai homes. Continue to the Three Pagodas at Chongsheng Temple. You will then journey by road to Shaxi that used to be a major

Shanghai

stop on the Tea Horse Road. (B)(L)

DAY 4 SHAXI Enjoy a free morning in Shaxi to explore the maze of paved avenues of the old town. Or alternatively head into the surrounding countryside which is notable for the traditional earthen brick houses. After lunch, continue to Shibaoshan, an impressive collection of temples, caves and stone sculptures. Finish the day with a valley and village walk. (B)

DAY 5 SHAXI – LIJIANG Travel by road to Lijiang, known for its labyrinth of houses, canals and cobbled streets. Also visit Lion Hill, Mu Palace and Black Dragon Pond. (B)

DAY 6 LIJIANG – KUNMING Heading back to Kunming, you will first stop at Jade Dragon Mountain. Continue the drive to Kunming Airport where your trip ends. (B)(L)

LAOS

SHANGRI-LA STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN Changde FROM $1,979* Hainan Island

5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS

BEIJING

ACTIVE DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE

Pingyao

Trek along glaciers where prayer flags

NA

edan

FROM

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

Luoyang Zhengzhou

flutter in the breeze and watch the sun rise over the stunning Meijia Mountains. Take a closer look at Tibetan culture at Songzanlin monastery and sip yak butter

Nanjing HIGHLIGHTS Yichang

tea with the locals.

Deqin (Shangri-La)

CHINA Lijiang

Walk Tiger Leaping Gorge

square. Your final stop will be Baijisi Temple. (L)

DAY 2 ZHONGDIAN Your morning tour begins at Songzanlin Monastery. Discover the art of Thangka painting at a nearby school, and then head onwards to Napa Lake. The final stop for the day is the 700-year-old Ringha Temple. (B)

DAY 3 ZHONGDIAN – DEQIN En route to Deqin stop at the small pottery village of Nixi. You will then visit the home of a Tibetan family to try ‘tsampa’, a local staple comprised of yak butter, tea and flour. Continue onwards to the small city of Benzilan. In the afternoon, visit the monastery of Dhondrupling Gompa. (B)(L)

DAY 4 DEQIN – ZHONGDIAN Shanghai

Four nights accommodation, meals

Awake at dawn for sunrise over Mainri Snow Mountain. Cross the legendary Mekong River to reach the charming village of Mingyong. A 10km walk then ultimately leads to the Lotus Temple where prayer flags tirelessly flap in the wind against the backdrop of truly

as indicated, sightseeing as specified,

enchanting natural scenery. (B)

Discover the art of Thangka painting

Hangzhou

Sip yak butter with a local family

INCLUSIONS

services of a private car and driver and

Guilin Yangshuo

a local English speaking guide.

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DAY 1 LIJIANG – ZHONGDIAN Depart Lijiang for Zhongdian. Stop at Tiger Leaping Gorge and take a short walk through the gorge. After lunch proceed to Zhongdian’s old town, a maze of cobbled streets. You can observe or join in with the dancers in the

DAY 5 ZHONGDIAN Transfer to Shangri-La Airport where your

trip ends. (B) Kota Kinabalu

BRUNEI GuangzhouMiri

Sandakan

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CHINA

CHINA POTALAPINGYAO PALACE

TASTE OF TIBET 5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS

FROM

$1,929*

DAY 1 LHASA

monastery in the world, Drepung once held

On arrival you will be met and transferred

7000 monks in its prime. Journey onwards to

to your hotel. Lunch will be provided at a

Ganden Monastery, perched on top of a hill

restaurant with amazing views of Barkhor

overlooking the entire Kyi-Chu Valley. Merge

and the Jokhang Temple. This temple attracts

again into the trail of the kora, which boasts

a daily crowd of pilgrims, which is why it

LEISURELY DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE

is a great place to become acquainted with the diversity of the region’s peoples. Inside are 3000 icons of the Buddha, deities and historical figures. Continue on foot towards the old town, scouting out unique souvenirs,

Discover a place of deep spirituality and intense beauty. Meet pilgrims at Jokhang Temple, follow in the steps of the Dalai Lama and see stunning mountain backdrops.

from Tibetan hats and Buddhist thangkas to incense and more. (L)

DAY 2 LHASA No Lhasa journey is complete without a visit to Potala Palace, the one-time residence of the Dalai Lama. A true architectural masterpiece, the Palace majestically overlooks the entire city of Lhasa from its 130 metre vantage point. Embark on a portion of

Lhasa

the Kora next to the Palace for some insight into the life and journeys of a Buddhist pilgrim. Journey onwards to Sera Monastery, which is around 5km from the city centre, a

Zedang

Gelug monastery founded in 1419. (B)

DAY 3 GANDEN Begin the day with a visit to the 15th century Drepung Monastery. Once the largest

HIGHLIGHTS Discover the Roof of the World See the many faces of Buddhism Gain an insight into Tibetan history

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

amazing views of the monastery and the valley below. (B)(L)

DAY 4 LHASA – ZEDANG Spend the morning journeying alongside the Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahmaputra) River to the city of Zedang. It was here in 775 that King Trisong Detsen had the Samye Temple built, the first in the country. After settling into your hotel, pay a visit to this iconic temple, located across the banks of the Yarlung. The architecture is in the form of a mandala or ‘circular diagram,’ a design unique to Tibetan Buddhism. Wrap up the day with a visit to Yongbulakhang, home to the first palace of Tibet. Inside this small ‘castle’ is Tibet’s oldest building, built by the

Lijia

kingdom’s founder and first sovereign, Nyatri Tsenpo. It takes a good half-hour to complete the climb to the viewing platform, offering

spectacular vistas of the Yarlung Valley and its checkerboard landscapes. (B)

DAY 5 ZEDANG – LHASA

Transfer two hours to Lhasa Airport for your onward flight. (B)

Dali

Tibet travel permit, services of a private car and driver and a local English speaking guide.

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CHINA

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

$1,085*

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.

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

PER PERSON FROM $

TWIN

PENTA HOTEL

$1,085*

NOVOTEL XINQIAO

$1,109*

THE REGENT

$1,275*

AMAN SUMMER PALACE

$1,985*

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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 timelessness.

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CHINA

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 $665*

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.

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 to your hotel.

DAY 2 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 3 SHANGHAI Explore on your own today or ask Adventure World for additional options. (B)

DAY 4 SHANGHAI Transfer to the airport. (B)

PER PERSON FROM $

TWIN

HOLIDAY INN SHANGHAI DOWNTOWN

$665*

ASTOR HOUSE HOTEL

$779*

YANGTZE BOUTIQUE SHANGHAI HOTEL

$969*

FAIRMONT PEACE HOTEL

$1,135*

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

$669*

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.

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 XI’AN Enjoy the day at leisure, or ask Adventure World for more touring options. (B)

DAY 4 XI’AN Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (B)

PER PERSON FROM $

TWIN

GRAND MERCURE XI’AN RENMIN SQUARE

$669*

SOFITEL XI’AN ON RENMIN SQUARE

$789*

THE WESTIN XI’AN

$895*

views to either the city or gardens. The hotel

of French and Sino-Russian inspiration,

SOFITEL LEGEND PEOPLES GRAND HOTEL

$1,205*

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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Japan

EXPERIENCES NOT TO BE MISSED Sapporo

TOKYO

JAPAN

Welcome to

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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LAKE ASHINO-KO

HANDPICKED JAPAN 13 DAYS / 12 NIGHTS

FROM

$6,569*

DAY 1 TOKYO

DAY 8 TAKAYAMA – KANAZAWA

Arrive in Tokyo and transfer to your hotel.

Using your pass, travel by train to Kanazawa, which was a notorious castle town and

DAY 2 TOKYO

headquarters to many samurai nobles

Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of Tokyo,

LEISURELY DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE

starting at the Tsukiji Fish Market, best

TRAVEL SCALE

the world. Take the subway to Asakusa, part

DAYS 9-10 KANAZAWA – HIROSHIMA

of Tokyo’s old town and the city’s oldest

Hiroshima is a historically significant city,

Geisha district and then head to Meiji Jingu,

marked by the explosion of the first atomic

known as one of the largest fish markets in

HOKKAIDOTokyo’s most famous Shinto shrine. Continue

Start in the buzzing Sapporo capital city, Tokyo,

visit spectacular Mount Fuji before heading to Takayama. Tour Kanazawa and visit Japan’s former imperial capital, Kyoto.

on to the pop culture mecca of Harajuku and the neighbouring Omotesando. (B)

DAY 3 TOKYO – NIKKO – TOKYO Using your Japan Rail Pass, take the two hour journey to Nikko. With its World Heritagelisted temples and shrines, it is an awesome

JAPAN Kanazawa Kyoto

Mount Fuji

Hiroshima

guided day to the iconic snow-capped Mount

and sleep on a futon. In the evening, relax in your yukata, or lightweight kimono, and dine on a kaiseki multi-course meal. (B)(D)

DAY 5 HAKONE

to Mt Owakudani, a cruise on Lake Ashino-

Kyoto’s temples and gardens

INCLUSIONS 12 nights accommodation, meals as indicated, sightseeing and train travel as specified, services of local English speaking guides on guided sightseeing days and, based on self-guided touring, utilising transport on other days.

DAY 11 HIROSHIMA – KYOTO Continue on to Kyoto, the former imperial capital and home of the country’s most 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 on a guided tour. Walk around Gion to catch a glimpse of a Geisha going from teahouse to teahouse and learn how to cook typical dishes served in an izakaya during a traditional cooking

transport pass. Suggestions include a trip

The iconic Mount Fuji

off the shore from Hiroshima. (B)

this ancient city boasts over 2000 temples,

Board a bullet train and travel on a self-

spend the day exploring Hakone using your

Tokyo’s Harajuku area

and also visit Miyajima, a small sacred island

DAY 4 TOKYO – HAKONE

Today is a self-guided day where you can

HIGHLIGHTS

the Peace Park in the centre of Hiroshima,

treasured remnants of Japanese imperial

stay in traditional ryokan accommodation

TOKYO

bomb in 1945. On a guided tour, walk through

display of wealth and power. (B)

Fuji. Enjoy a bath in an outdoor hot spring,

Takayama

between the 16th and 17th centuries. (B)

ko and trekking the preserved old Takaido

experience. (B)(D)

DAY 13 KYOTO Transfer to the airport for your onward arrangements. (B)

Walking Trail. (B)

DAY 6 HAKONE – TAKAYAMA On your self-guided day, you may like to stroll the narrow streets admiring the wellpreserved 17th century merchant houses and traditional wooden Japanese homes in Takayama. (B)

DAY 7 TAKAYAMA On your self-guided day, consider exploring the Miyagawa morning market and visit the traditional gassho-zukuri farmhouses in Shirakawago. (B)(D)

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ESSENTIAL JAPAN 9 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS

FROM

$2,925*

DAY 1 TOKYO On arrival at Tokyo Airport you will be met and assisted with boarding the train or shared shuttle bus to your hotel.

DAYS 2-3 TOKYO

Sapporo

You have two full days to explore this

LEISURELY DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL SCALE

HOKKAIDO JAPAN

amazing city by utilising Tokyo’s efficient

DEPARTS

metro system with your transport pass. (B)

DAYS 4-5 TOKYO – HAKONE Using your transport pass travel to Hakone,

Explore the very best Japan has to offer from the majestic shrines and pioneering shopping malls of Tokyo to the stunning Mount Fuji and heritage rich Kyoto.

gateway to Mount Fuji. Stay in traditional ryokan accommodation and enjoy a sumptuous multi-course kaiseki meal. (B)(D)

DAY 6 HAKONE –Kanazawa KYOTO

Takayama

Take one last soak in the onsen before

travelling on the world-famous bullet train to Japan’s cultural capital, Kyoto, home to

HIGHLIGHTS

17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. (B)

Stay in traditional ryokan

DAY 7 KYOTO

accommodation

On your self-guided day, you can explore

Cultural capital of Kyoto

the former imperial capital and visit some of

Temple hopping in Nara

Kyoto’s World Heritage Sites. (B)

JAPAN

DAY 8 KYOTO

INCLUSIONS Eight nights accommodation, meals as indicated, meet and greet service at Tokyo Airport, PASMO Tokyo Transport Pass, three day Hakone Free Pass, one day Kyoto Bus and Subway Pass and train travel as specified.

TOKYO

Today is a self-guided day, and there is the

Hakone

option to travel to Nara. For 74 years during

Kyoto

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

$6,835*

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

DISCOVERY DEPARTS SELECTED DATES, OCT ‘17 - NOV ‘18 TRAVEL ST YLE SMALL GROUP TRIP

TRAVEL SCALE

and explore the city’s shrines and temples.

Sapporo

DAY 5 KYOTO

HOKKAI

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.

DAY 8 TAKAYAMA

Kanazawa

Takayama

Board the train to Matsumoto and enjoy an

HIGHLIGHTS See cherry blossoms or beautiful autumn colours Watch Snow Monkeys bathing in hot

afternoon tour. (B)

DAY 9 TAKAYAMA – YUDANAKA DAY 10 YUDANAKA – TOKYO

springs

See the famous Snow Monkeys before

Take the high speed bullet train

travelling by train to Tokyo.

INCLUSIONS 13 nights accommodation, meals as indicated, Japan Rail Pass, activities as specified and services of an Exodus tour leader throughout.

JAPAN

Travel by train to Yudanaka.

Yudanaka Takayama Kyoto

DAYS 11-13 TOKYO

Nara Osaka

During your stay in Tokyo, you can take an optional trip to Nikko or Mount Fuji and enjoy a full day sightseeing tour.

Hiroshima

DAY 14 TOKYO Your trip ends today.

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ONSEN AND SNOW MONKEYS 3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS

FROM

$1,325*

LEISURELY DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE

JAPAN

TRAVEL SCALE

A great introduction to Japan’s famous hot onsen, ancient ryokan and remarkable snow monkeys of Yudanaka.

DAY 1 TOKYO – SHIBU ONSEN Depart on the bullet train to Nagano. From Nagano, take a local train to Yudanaka and transfer to your Koykuya ryokan. (D)

DAY 2 SHIBU ONSEN Make your way to the Jigokudani Yaen Koen 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 Two nights accommodation in a

DAY 3 SHIBU ONSEN – TOKYO

ryokan, meals as indicated, self-guided

Take the train back to Tokyo.

sightseeing, PASMO transport pass and

NOTE Accommodation is based on staying in

return train travel from Tokyo.

a Japanese-style room with a private outdoor hot spring bath.

NAOSHIMA ART ISLAND 3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS

FROM

$1,869*

DAY 1 KYOTO - NAOSHIMA

LEISURELY DEPARTS DAILY TRAVEL ST YLE TAILOR-MADE

Travel by train and ferry to arrive at

Naoshima is a small art island along

The island is also home to sculptures

TRAVEL SCALE

Naoshima. Spend the day visiting some of the legendary museums on the island including Chichu Art Museum and Lee Ufan Museum.

DAY 2 NAOSHIMA the Seto Inland Sea and home to some legendary museums.

including the iconic red pumpkin. On the eastern side of the island is Ando Museum. Finish the day relaxing on the beach or explore more art works around the island. (B)

INCLUSIONS

DAY 3 NAOSHIMA - KYOTO

Two nights accommodation, meals

Return by ferry and train to Kyoto. (B)

as indicated, self-guided sightseeing, return train from Kyoto and ferry tickets.

IN THE SHADOW OF FUJI 3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS

FROM

$1,159*

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 Ashinoko. Trek along the Preserved Old Tokaido Walking Trail. (B)(D)

INCLUSIONS Two nights accommodation in a ryokan, meals as indicated, self-guided sightseeing, train travel as specified and a three day Hakone Free Pass.

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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JAPAN

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

$1,245*

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 118. (B)

DAY 4 TOKYO Transfer either by train or shuttle bus to Tokyo Airport. (B)

PER PERSON FROM $

TWIN

VILLA FONTAINE SHIODOME

$1,245*

IBIS SHINJUKU

$1,309*

PARK HOTEL

$1,605*

CONRAD TOKYO

$2,539*

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TSUKIJI FISH MARKET WALK & SUSHI MAKING

(HALF DAY) FROM

$309* DEPARTS DAILY

TOKYO STREET FOOD TOUR

SUMO TRAINING EXPERIENCE

(HALF DAY) FROM

(HALF DAY)

$329* DEPARTS DAILY

FROM

$275* DEPARTS DAILY

Venture to famous Tsukiji, the world’s largest

Japan’s capital has a superbly egalitarian

Learn about the traditional sport of sumo

fish market. Watch as vendors go about their

dining scene. Across the city, hole in the wall

at Ryogoku, the centre of the sumo world

daily routines as your local guide describes the

izakayas (taverns) and food stands cater for

in Japan. Visit a sumo stable to watch the

amazing array of seafood on display. Visit a

all walks of life - serving up simple but often

wrestlers during their morning training.

local house where you will learn the art of sushi

scrumptious food for the hungry masses. This

Witness the strict rituals and learn about the

making using ingredients bought at the market.

journey veers away from Michelin-starred

day to day life of these wrestlers who have

venues to focus on those out of the way places.

dedicated their lives to their art, a sport that

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has a history spanning centuries.

TAIKO DRUMMING

(HALF DAY) FROM

$245* DEPARTS DAILY

TOKYO BY BIKE

AKIHABARA MAID TOUR

(FULL DAY) FROM

(HALF DAY)

$235* DEPARTS DAILY

FROM

$209* 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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JAPAN

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

$1,215*

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

DAY 4 KYOTO Transfer via shared shuttle van back to Kansai Airport. (B)

HYATT REGENCY

THE SCREEN

A stylish design hotel in the traditional and

Offering a unique design, based on both

historic area of Higashiyama Shichijo, in the

traditional and modern Japanese scenes, this

heart of Kyoto. It is located just a few minutes

hotel offers 13 luxuriously appointed and

away from JR Kyoto Station and close to

creatively designed rooms. The hotel also

Kyoto National Museum and a number

features a stylish restaurant and bar and it is

PER PERSON FROM $

TWIN

VISTA PREMIO

$1,215*

HOTEL GRANVIA

$1,445*

HYATT REGENCY

$1,765*

of temples and features spacious rooms

located within close proximity of transport

THE SCREEN

$1,679*

and luxury suites.

options.

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KYOTO BACKSTREETS BY BIKE (HALF DAY) FROM

$165* DEPARTS DAILY

HOME VISIT WITH TEA CEREMONY (HALF DAY) FROM

$309* DEPARTS DAILY

SAMURAI KENBU LESSON (HALF DAY) $199* 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

$319* 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.

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(HALF DAY) FROM

$139* DEPARTS DAILY

FROM

$159* 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 cooking, you will also taste your own dishes. CONTACT YOUR TRAVEL AGENT OR ADVENTURE WORLD TO BOOK


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 returned 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.

Starting in 2017, Star Clippers’ 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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STAR CLIPPERS

Welcome to Star Clippers


STAR CLIPPERS

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

$3,295*

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, MAY - OCT ‘18 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

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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, gratuities, 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)

$3,295*

DAY 3 EAST MADURA – GILIGENTENG ISL AND To the south of Madura lies Giligenteng, a

LEISURELY DEPARTS SELECTED DATES, MAY - SEP ‘18 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, gratuities, all meals, all activities and entertainment on board the ship and

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coastal villages. (B)(L)(D)

DAYS 6-7 LOMBOK ISL AND

INCLUSIONS

English speaking hosts.

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

$3,295*

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, JAN ‘18 - APR ‘19 TRAVEL STYLE TALL SHIP CRUISE TRAVEL SCALE

THA

Board your Star Clippers Tall Ship at Patong

STAR CLIPPERS

A

STAR CLIPPERS NORTHERN THAILAND

BANGKOK

Siem

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

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

Chiang Mai

L

Ko Surin

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 Andaman Sea. (B)(L)(D)

INCLUSIONS Seven nights accommodation in a category six cabin, port charges, gratuities, all meals, all activities and entertainment on board the ship and English speaking hosts.

Ko Similan Phang Nga Bay

Vientiane

THAILAND

Phuket

Ko Kradan

DAY 7 PHANG NGA BAY Ko Rok Noi

Phang Nga Bay has some of Thailand’s most spectacular scenery. (B)(L)(D)

Langkawi

DAY 8 PHUKET

THA

Disembark after breakfast. (B)

STAR CLIPPERS SOUTHERN THAILAND 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

FROM

$3,295*

DAY 1 PHUKET Board your Star Clippers Tall Ship at Patong Bay. (D)

DAY 2 KO ADANG These islands are characterised by towering

BANGKOK

Sie

rock formations and beautiful beaches. (B)(L)(D)

LEISURELY SELECTED DATES, JAN ‘18 - APR ‘19 TRAVEL STYLE TALL SHIP CRUISE

TRAVEL SCALE DEPARTS

DAY 3 PENANG Penang’s capital, Georgetown, bears the stamp

Phno

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, gratuities, all meals, all activities and entertainment on board the ship and English speaking hosts.

Ko Similan Islands

One of the 15 islands that make up the Lanta

Phang Nga Bay

group, these islands are part of a National Marine Park. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 6 PHANG NGA BAY

Phuket

THAILAND

Phang Nga Bay forms some of Thailand’s

Ko Rok Noi

most spectacular scenery. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 7 KO SIMIL AN ISL ANDS

Ko Adang

The Similan Islands are a tropical paradise. (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 SELECTED DATES, FEB ‘18 Zhengzhou - APR ‘19 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 $3,295* 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

Sandakan the water for a spot of swimming. (B)(L)(D)

Lush greenKota hills Kinabalu of Phuket

Penang

BRUNEI

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 gratuities, all meals, all activities and category six cabin, port charges,

Malacca

DAY 8 SINGAPORE

entertainment on board the ship and Kuching

Arrive in Singapore, a melting pot of cultures

English speaking hosts.

Singapore

from all over the world. Disembark the ship at 9am. (B)

KALIMANTAN

Honai

Halong Bay STAR

Luang Prabang

INDONESIA

Chiang Mai

Jakarta

8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

Makasar $3,295*

VIETNAM

MOUNT JAVA BROMO TRAVEL Ijen Hoi AnSCALE LEISURELY DEPARTS SELECTED DATES, MAR ‘18 BALI Jogjakarta

THAILAND

BANGKOK

FROM

MAR ‘19

COMBODIA Siem Reap

Phnom Penh

TRAVEL STYLE

the coast in your Star Clippers Tall Ship to

island of Phuket.

Ko Adang

Kota Kinabalu

Cruise the Andaman Sea

BRUNEI

Miri INCLUSIONS

Seven nights accommodation in a

BORNEO

category six cabin, port charges, gratuities, all meals, all activities and Singapore

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Ko Adang is home to many deserted caves. (B)(L)(D)

Thailand’s most spectacular scenery. (B)(L)(D)

Colonial buildings in Malacca

Malacca

DAY 5 KO ADANG Protected by Ko Tarutao National Park,

vertically out of Phang Nga Bay form some of

Sandy beaches of Ko Hong

MALAYSIA

provide some of the most spectacular

The sheer-sided sea mountains that rise

HIGHLIGHTS

Langkawi

Flores

DAY 6 PHANG NGA BAY

Phang Nga Bay THAILAND

DAY 4 L ANGKAWI

The clear, tropical waters of Langkawi swimming and diving in the world. (B)(L)(D)

Starting in buzzing Singapore, travel along

the island of Langkawi and the fun-filled

Phuket

Sail between Malacca and Langkawi. (B)(L)(D) KOMODO ISLANDS

TALL SHIP CRUISE

the historical Malaysian city of Malacca,

Ko Similan

Explore lavish private mansions. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 3 SAILING BETWEEN MAL ACCA AND L ANGKAWI

Surabaya

S

O

LA

Vientiane

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

Kuching entertainment on board the ship and

Sandakan DAY 7 KO MIANG OR KO SIMIL AN

The Similan Islands are world-renowned among diving enthusiasts. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 8 PHUKET Disembark the ship at 9am. (B)

English speaking hosts.

KALIMANTAN

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SULAWESI


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BROCHURE BOOKING TERMS & CONDITIONS In these booking terms and conditions the expressions “Adventure World”, “we”, “our” or “us” include Adventure World Travel Pty Limited (A.B.N. 69 122 505 631) and entities that assist or participate with Adventure World Travel Pty Ltd in the provision of the services it agrees to provide (where the context permits, including its and their employee and agents) and the expressions “you”, “your”, “client” or the “passenger” include a person seeking or requiring the services offered by Adventure World, all other persons (if any) included with that person in the booking and that person’s or those persons’ travel agent (if any). 1. VALIDITY This brochure is valid from 01/10/2017 to 31/03/2019. Please carefully read and ensure you understand the following terms and conditions. You must not make any booking unless you understand and agree with the following terms and conditions. 2. TRAVEL PRODUCTS AND AVAILABILITY By requesting a quote for or booking any services or products (“Travel Products”), you (if booking directly or through a travel agent) and your travel agent on your behalf (if booking through a travel agent) acknowledge and confirm that you have read our booking terms and conditions, that you accept them without reservation as constituting the entire agreement between you and us which cannot be varied other than by an officer of Adventure World in writing. Bookings of all Travel Products we arrange are provided by suppliers we believe to be reputable and to operate in accordance with the standards set down by their own local authorities. Those Travel Products are provided subject to those suppliers’ terms, conditions and limitations (some of which may exclude or limit liability in respect of death, injury, delay, loss or damage to persons and/or effects) and we accept no responsibility for them nor do we make or give any warranty or representation as to their standard, quality or fitness for any particular purpose. Any legal recourse you may have in respect of those Travel Products is against those suppliers and not against us. 3. PRICES IN BROCHURE We endeavour to ensure the accuracy of all prices displayed in our brochures. Prices are: (a) specified in Australian dollars (unless stated otherwise) and are subject to change without notice; (b) indicative only and subject to change until all of your booking details have been provided to us, we have confirmed your booking and you have paid in full; and (c) per person based on twin share for travel during low season. “From” Prices The expression “from” with respect to a price means the lowest price for the Travel Product we believe is available based on costs and exchange rates as at 12 September 2017 based on information we have received from suppliers. Taxes, Charges and Currency Fluctuation All Government taxes and charges imposed by suppliers or third parties (including ticketing fees and airline fuel surcharges) are payable by you and are subject to change. If there are any increase in such taxes, charges or supplier rates or any currency fluctuation which increase the price of your booking, we reserve the right to change the price you must pay by including the additional charges or amount (together with any applicable service fee and GST) at any time prior to and including the date of your departure, even if we have received full payment from you. We will notify you of any such price changes that result in your travel arrangements being materially different from those prior to the change being effected and in respect of which we have already accepted your deposit or full payment. If so, and you do not wish to alter your travel arrangements, you may cancel them and monies you have already paid, less any charges levied by suppliers, will be refunded. Any refund will be calculated at the currency exchange rate that applied when your booking was confirmed. Airfares Airfare prices and conditions are subject to change or withdrawal without notification until the airline tickets are issued (For example, foreign currency airfares and airport taxes may fluctuate and are subject to the rate of exchange on date of ticket issue). Full payment is required before tickets can be issued. Adventure World is not responsible for any increases in prices or changes in any airfare prices. If we have knowledge, of any potential airfare increases, we will advise you when confirming your booking. Errors We reserve the right to correct any errors in fees, charges, rate or prices quoted or billed, even if we have received full payment from you. Exclusions The price does not include airfares (unless otherwise

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stated), passport and visa fees, insurance, laundry, phone calls, beverages, meals not detailed in the itinerary, tips to tour guides, motor coach drivers and local city guides, items of a personal nature, excess baggage, expenses, fees or costs incurred in case of illness, or of refusal of entry to, detention in, or expulsion or repatriation from a country or part of a country. We are not liable for any expense, costs or loss incurred in relation to such matters and you release us from all liability, damages or responsibility in relation to them. 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. 5. QUOTES All written quotes indicate the price for the Travel Products only, they do not, unless specified, indicate the availability of the Travel Products. A quote for Travel Products is valid for 7 days from the date the quote is sent to you. 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: (a) a deposit of at least AUD 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. 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. 7. CREDIT CARDS Any payment by credit card attracts a non-refundable service fee at time of payment, based on the total cost of the payment. The amount of this service fee will depend on the credit card used and will be advised at time of payment. 8. AMENDMENTS If you amend your booking after it has been confirmed you must pay to us: (a) an administration fee of at least AUD 35, 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 AND 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.

Suppliers Terms and Conditions Supply of the Travel Products is made, and all itineraries, coupons and exchange orders (collectively “vouchers”) are issued to you, upon the supplier’s terms and conditions that are then in use, including as to the applicable laws, requirements and policies of any government authority related to, among others, visas, entry, exit or transfer requirements. Your acceptance of the vouchers constitutes those terms and conditions as the entire agreement between you and the relevant supplier and you bear all costs or losses incurred as a consequence of your failure to comply with them. Exclusion of Liability In the absence of our negligence, we are not liable for any cancellations, diversions, substitution of equipment, variations, postponements or any other act, omission or default (whether negligent or otherwise) of any supplier nor are we liable for any loss or damage to baggage or property, injury, illness or death, or any other loss (including consequential loss) damage or claim whatsoever arising from the act, error, omission, default or negligence of any person not our direct employee or under our exclusive control. We are not responsible for any criminal conduct of any third party. 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. 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. 12. HOTEL DESCRIPTIONS AND 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. 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. 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 Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is available by calling (in Australia) 1300 555 135 or visiting their website www.dfat.gov.au. 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 smartraveller.gov.au 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 AND 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 South Wales, Australia. We and you submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of New South Wales and the Courts of appeal therefrom.

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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 BHUTAN 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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