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Table of Content

Uniquely Global...................................................................3 Planning Your Tour..............................................................4

CHINA

Asia Introductory Page................................................... 34

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China Duo..........................................................................5-6

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China Trio...........................................................................7-8

4 5 6 7 8

China Highlights with Yangtze Cruise.................12-13

China Quartet................................................................ 9-11

Grand China with Yangtze Cruise.........................14-16 Seven Ancient Capitals of China...........................17-19 Beijing & Silk Road.....................................................20-21 Tibetan Culture & Buddhism..................................22-23

CHINA

ASIA

(EXTENSION PACKAGES)

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Amazing Asia...............................................................35-37

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Highlights of Japan and China..............................38-40

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China, Korea, and Japan...........................................41-42

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Bangkok plus Phuket................................................45-46

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Myanmar.......................................................................58-59

Thailand and Cambodia Highlights.....................43-44

Highlights of Cambodia and Laos........................47-48 Vietnam and Cambodia...........................................49-51 India - Golden Triangle.............................................52-53 Best of North India and Nepal ..............................54-57

General Terms & Conditions......................................... 60 Travel Protection Plan Insurance................................ 61

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Beijing................................................................................... 24 Yangtze Cruise................................................................... 25 Shanghai ............................................................................. 25 Fujian Province.................................................................. 26 Lhasa .................................................................................... 27 Chengdu.............................................................................. 28 Zhangjiajie.......................................................................... 29 Lijiang................................................................................... 29 Yunnan with Lugu Lake Option.................................. 30

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Lugu Lake Option............................................................. 31

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Yellow Mountain (Huangshan).................................... 31

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Qufu and Mt. Tai ............................................................... 32

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Guiyang and Kaili ............................................................ 32

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Sanjiang and Zhaoxing.................................................. 33

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Datong and Wild Great Wall......................................... 33

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Map of Asia........................................................Back Cover

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Uniquely Global Don’t Just See It, Experience It Our tours are designed to show you more places in each destination that we feel you should not miss, not just a few important places that every tour includes. So you will find our itineraries include more sights that most tours leave out as options you can see on your own at additional expenses if you have time. In addition, we made sure that you experience the tastes of great cuisines in each region in the restaurants with fame and also frequently with tradition of many generations by the same family. You will certainly remember the culinary experience for long time and talk about it. And all our services are provided by carefully selected professional English-speaking guide with very friendly services. You will love our guides. Finally our accommodations are consistently high quality offering best value in both 4-star and 5-star categories. We make sure the rooms and services are of high standards, and they are always well located for your convenience. Exclusive Services

Whether we have 10 people or 2, our services will always be provided with exclusive professional guide and exclusive deluxe air-conditioned touring vehicle without any change in services. This is also guaranteed.

Professional and Friendly Guide

All our guides are licensed professionals with excellent knowledge. They are friendly and are responsive. They will go out of their way to make sure you are comfortable and your needs are met. When you are in a large group, you can get very little of attention from your guide and thus very limited in personalized services. Do our services sound like luxury? They are, but we have made the luxury affordable. In many cases, our prices are comparable to larger group tours offered by others. So compare carefully what you are getting. We are confident that you will find our tours very competitive and superior in service and value.

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What makes our tours different? Flexibility

Our program is not rigid like most other tours. Our tours are flexible enough to allow extended stay in any of the included destinations or addition of a new city or a feature or event that you would enhance your enjoyment. Deviation or modification is not generally allowed in most tours, and if they are allowed, they can be costly. With us, we do not penalize for the deviation or modification. You just need to pay for the additional services. The deviation or modification will be accommodated before the final payment is made. First time deviation or modification will be free, and the second time will be charged $50 per person.

Feel like a VIP at every airport

Upon arrival at every airport during the tour, you will be received by your personal guide, and escorted to your hotel in a private touring vehicle. When you leave each city, you will also be personally escorted to the airport or the pier or railway station, and will be assisted with your check-in. They don’t just drop you off and disappear. Our guide will also check your on-time arrival and departure, and if the flight is delayed or cancelled, your guide will do whatever is necessary to make adjustment of transfers and/or accommodation. So you don’t need to worry about whether your guide will be there when you arrive. You will certainly be in good and reliable hands in a foreign land, and will be taken care of like a VIP guest.

Discount for Family of 4 or more and Non-family Group of 6 ore more If you have a family of 4 or more traveling together, we provide family discount. Discount varies for family and non-family group and also for each tour. So please contact us and ask about the discount details.

Travel Protection Plan – for your peace of mind

We offer worry-free trip protection plan. Access America provides comprehensive policy with good rates. The policy covers trip cancellation or interruption due to unexpected illness, accident, or family or business emergency, pre-existing medical conditions, terrorism; trip delay, baggage delay, damage or loss; medical expenses for accident or sickness during the trip, emergency medical evacuation and 24hour emergency assistance.

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Planning Your Tour When you plan your vacation with one of our tours, here are some suggested steps: 1.

Select a departure date that works best for you. Unless departure dates are specified on the tour of your choice, our tour operates daily throughout the year. Different regions have different seasons with various weather conditions, and airfares do change depending on the season. So if you find a tour that interests you, please give us a call at 800-321-7798 during our office hours (9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time) Monday through Friday, or email us at info@globaltours-inc.com. Tell us when you would like to travel, and we will tell you how the weather conditions are in your destinations and approximate airfare.

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Determine whether you want to take 4-star or 5-star tour package 4-star tour is based on 4-star hotels (first class), and 5-star tour is based on 5-star hotels. All the other services are identical. 4-star hotels are similar to Double Tree, Radisson or Holiday Inn Hotels; and 5-star hotels are comparable to Sheraton, Hilton, Hyatt or Shangri-la. Hotel information is provided for each tour so that you may know exactly what kind of hotels you will get.

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Secure your flights with the best airfare Most of our tours do not include international airfare. But they usually include domestic airfare in the destinations. As you may be aware, the airfares do change according to the space situation on each flight. We offer special low fares for our tours and can assure the best fare subject to availability. Lowest fares get booked up early as most people seek the lowest fares. So as soon as your plan takes shape and the date is selected, you need to work on the flights right away. The earlier you plan, the better the chance is to get the best fare. We will be glad to provide our help for your flight booking. Booking service is free, and we will work out the best flight itinerary for your tour.

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Consider buying Trip Protection Plan We encourage you to protect your tour payments. Small expense for the travel insurance can protect your entire tour cost in case of trip cancellation or interruption. The plan also provides excellent protection during the trip, and you will be able to travel worry-free. Child under 18 years will be covered free of charge if accompanied by a parent or a grand parent.

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Check your travel documents Passport: For all trips to Asia and other foreign countries, a valid passport is required. Apply for your passport as soon as your plan is made firm, and schedule to get your new passport at least 2 months before departure. If you already have a valid passport, please make sure the passport has at least 6 months validity from the last day of your planned trip. Visa: Some countries require tourist visa for entry. For U.S. citizen, visa is required for China, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, and Myanmar. Information related to visa application will be provided after the reservation is confirmed, and assistance is available for visa processing. For citizens of other countries, we suggest that you contact the consulate of the destination country nearest you. Vaccination: You are not required to have vaccination to enter any of the Asian countries unless there is epidemic or pandemic going on in the destination or in the places you travel through.

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Average Temperatures Beijing

Shanghai Guangzhou

Xi’an

Kunming

Lhasa

Urumqi

Guilin

Bangkok

Yangon

Saigon

Vientiane

Delhi

Kathmandu

50

Jan

28

40

58

32

50

29

5

47

78

77

80

70

57

Feb

32

42

60

38

52

34

10

48

82

80

81

75

62

53

Mar

40

50

69

50

58

41

32

56

83

84

84

79

72

61

Apr

60

65

71

56

65

46

50

65

85

87

86

83

83

68

May

75

72

80

72

68

54

66

74

85

85

84

82

92

74

Jun

78

80

83

80

68

60

74

79

83

81

82

82

93

76

Jul

80

82

83

78

70

61

78

83

83

81

82

81

89

76

Aug

76

80

81

76

67

60

74

82

82

81

82

82

86

76

Sep

68

75

78

60

65

57

64

78

82

81

81

81

84

75

Oct

55

62

70

52

62

48

47

69

82

82

81

79

79

68

Nov

40

50

60

40

55

39

28

59

81

81

80

75

68

60

Dec

36

42

57

30

50

32

10

50

78

78

79

72

60

52

Date Sources: China National Tourist Office and other national tourist offices Note: Median temperatures shown. Day and night temperatures fluctuate 20-30 degrees depending on the month and the area. More detailed high and low temperatures will be provided upon reservation for destinations.

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China Duo

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11 DAYS / 9 NIGHTS LAND TOUR PRICES HOTEL/SEASON

Low Shoulder High 4-star $1550 $1670 $1764 5-star $1741 $1810 $1886 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

Low Shoulder High 4-star $399 $485 $565 5-star $546 $595 $655 SEASON

Low - December, January, February Shoulder - March, April, June, July, August High - May, September, October, November PRICES INCLUDE

DAY / ITINERARY

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Home - Beijing Depart for Beijing.

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Beijing Arrive in Beijing. Upon arrival, you will be greeted and escorted to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure.

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Beijing Your guide will meet you at your hotel and provide a full day tour including Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, and Liulichang which has been well known since 17th century Qing Dynasty as the street selling old books, paintings, calligraphy and other arts. Whether you buy or not, it will be an interesting place to visit. In the evening, enjoy Peking Opera in Huguang Guild Hall where the best Peking Opera is performed. You will have dinner in the neighboring Chuwan Hall with excellent cuisine. (B, L, D)

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Beijing Today your guide will take you to the Great Wall, Ming Tomb, and Sacred Way. Last stop is at the Beijing’s famous Acrobatic Show. (B, L, D)

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Beijing Experience a ride on a tricycle in Hutong (the Old Beijing) and visit a typical traditional Chinese home where you can learn how to make dumplings, enjoy lunch in the home. Visit Drum Tower (Drums were used for telling time in the morning and at dusk and also for music as early as 3rd century BC.) Then visit Yonghegong Lamasary, and Shichahai scenic and leisure area with three lakes surrounded by historic places, old style homes and courtyards, and many fine restaurants. This evening, you will have dinner at the famous Kaorouji BBQ Restaurant. (B, L, D)

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Beijing Visit Temple of Heaven. Then enjoy shopping with assistance of your guide (we only assist with guide and transportation. You choose your shopping). If you re a golfer and would like to have a round, please let us know in advance, so that we may book it for you in one of the nicer clubs. (Green fee is not included) Enjoy an authentic Peking Duck Dinner. Enjoy exploring Wangfujing Street in the evening.

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China domestic airfare (Beijing-Shanghai) Accommodations at listed hotels sharing double occupancy Meals as indicated in the itinerary with excellent selection of restaurants Sightseeing as shown in the itinerary All entrance fees Professional and friendly English-speaking guide Modern air-conditioned touring vehicle for all services Airport transfers upon arrival and departure in each city All local taxes and service charges for meals, accommodations and transportation

NOT INCLUDED

Airfare, passport and visa fees, travel insurance, tips to guide and driver, and gratuities for hotel attendants; telephone calls, laundry, things not mentioned as included and things of personal nature.

2011/2012 DEPARTURES

2011

2012

Apr. 11, 23 May 7, 15, 28 Jun. 6, 20 Jul. 4, 16 Aug. 1, 15 Sep. 3, 12. 26 Oct. 10, 24 Nov. 1. 14 Dec. 5, 19

Jan. 2, 16 Feb. 6, 18 Mar. 5, 24 Apr. 9, 23 May 14, 28 Jun. 16, 30 Jul. 9, 23 Aug. 6, 20 Sep. 3, 22 Oct. 8, 15, 29 Nov. 5, 19

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China Duo BEIJING (5) / SHANGHAI (4)

DAY / ITINERARY

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Beijing / Shanghai Visit Beijing Zoo to see Pandas, and fly to Shanghai. Upon arrival, you will be greeted and transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon, enjoy a cruise on Huangpu River with scenes of old and super modern Shanghai, walk through Bund Sightseeing Tunnel, go up to the top of Jinmao Tower (Observation Deck) to enjoy the breathtaking panoramic view of Shanghai, and finally visit Shintiandi (New World) the new super modern shopping and restaurant district where you can enjoy a fine Western dinner. (B, L)

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Shanghai Your guide will take you to Yuyuan Garden with time to explore Shanghai Old Street, New Shanghai Museum and shopping at Nanjing Street. Enjoy dinner at Locomotive Restaurant. (B, L, D)

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Shanghai Today, you are taking a full day excursion to Suzhou. Visit Lingering Garden, Silk Factory, Panmen Gate, boat cruise on the Grand Canal. You will have time to explore markets and streets before returning to Shanghai. (B, L, D)

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Shanghai Full day is free for you to explore the city on your own. Farewell dinner. (B, D)

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Shanghai You will be transferred to airport for your departure. (B)

HOTELS

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Beijing Shanghai

4-star Holiday Inn Downtown Holiday Inn Downtown

Beijing Shanghai

5-star Sunworld Dynasty Hotel Renaissance Shanghai

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China Trio

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14 DAYS / 12 NIGHTS LAND TOUR PRICES HOTEL/SEASON

Low Shoulder High 4-star $2347 $2488 $2586 5-star $2595 $2693 $2772 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT Low Shoulder High 4-star $480 $580 $650 5-star $650 $730 $790 SEASON

Low - December, January, February Shoulder - March, April, June, July, August High - May, September, October, November

DAY / ITINERARY

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Home - Beijing Depart for Beijing.

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Beijing Arrive in Beijing. Upon arrival, you will be greeted and escorted to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure.

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Beijing Your guide will meet you at your hotel and provide a full day tour including Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, and Liulichang which has been well known since 17th century Qing Dynasty as the street selling old books, paintings, calligraphy and other arts. Whether you buy or not, it will be an interesting place to visit. In the evening, enjoy Peking Opera in Huguang Guild Hall where the best Peking Opera is performed. You will have dinner in the neighboring Chuwan Hall with excellent cuisine. (B, L, D)

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Beijing Today your guide will take you to the Great Wall, Ming Tomb, and Sacred Way. Last stop is at the Beijing’s famous Acrobatic Show. (B, L, D)

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Beijing Experience a ride on a tricycle in Hutong (the Old Beijing) and visit a typical traditional Chinese home where you can learn how to make dumplings, enjoy lunch in the home. Visit Drum Tower (Drums were used for telling time in the morning and at dusk and also for music as early as 3rd century BC. Then visit Yonghegong Lamasary, and Shichahai scenic and leisure area with three lakes surrounded by historic places, old style homes and courtyards, and many fine restaurants. This evening, you will have dinner at the famous Kaorouji BBQ Restaurant. (B, L, D)

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Beijing Visit Temple of Heaven. Then enjoy shopping with assistance of your guide (we only assist with guide and transportation. You choose your shopping). If you are a golfer and would like to have a round, please let us know in advance, so that we may book it for you in one of the nicer clubs. Enjoy an authentic Peking Duck Dinner. Enjoy exploring Wangfujing Street in the evening.

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PRICES INCLUDE

China domestic airfares (Beijing-Xian-Shanghai) Accommodations at listed hotels sharing double occupancy Meals as indicated in the itinerary with excellent selection of restaurants Sightseeing as shown in the itinerary All entrance fees Professional and friendly English-speaking guide Modern air-conditioned touring vehicle for all services Airport transfers upon arrival and departure in each city All local taxes and service charges for meals, accommodations and transportation NOT INCLUDED

International airfare, passport and visa fees, travel insurance, tips to guide and driver, and gratuities for hotel attendants; telephone calls, laundry, things not mentioned as included and things of personal nature.

2011/2012 DEPARTURES

2011

2012

Apr. 11, 23 May 7, 15, 28 Jun. 6, 20 Jul. 4, 16 Aug. 1, 15 Sep. 3, 12. 26 Oct. 10, 24 Nov. 1. 14 Dec. 5, 19

Jan. 2, 16 Feb. 6, 18 Mar. 5, 24 Apr. 9, 23 May 14, 28 Jun.16, 30 Jul. 9, 23 Aug. 6, 20 Sep. 3, 22 Oct. 8, 15, 29 Nov. 5, 19

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China Trio Beijing (5) / Xian (3) / Shanghai (4) DAY / ITINERARY

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Beijing / Shanghai Visit Beijing Zoo to see Pandas, and you will be escorted to the airport. You will be escorted to airport, and fly to Shanghai. You are greeted and escorted to your hotel in Shanghai. In the afternoon, you will take a cruise on Huangpu River enjoying the views of modern skyscrapers and the historic landmarks. (You don’t just see the river. You will experience it.). Stroll the famous Bund Street along the river, and walk the Bund Sightseeing Tunnel under the river. Go up to the top of Jinmao Tower Observation Deck to admire the breathtaking view. And finally visit Shintiandi (New World) super modern shopping, entertainment and restaurant district where you can enjoy a variety of fine Western dining as well as Asian. Dinner is on your own. (B, L)

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Shanghai Tour starts with a visit to Yuyuan Garden with interesting rock sculptures and a stroll along Shanghai Old Street exploring shops and tasting local goodies. Visit New Shanghai Museum which is truly special, and arrive in Nanjing Street, one of the best known shopping district in Shanghai. Enjoy spending time here, and you will be treated to a special dining experience at Locomotive Restaurant. (B, L, D)

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Shanghai / Suzhou / Shanghai Today you will drive out of Shanghai to Suzhou famous for its famous gardens ecognized by UNESCO as World Heritage. Visit Lingering Garden, Panmen Gate, a famous historic landmark built originally in 6th century, boat ride on the Grand Canal, and the best Silk Factory for which Suzhou is also famous. Explore the markets and streets around the canal with your guide. Drive back to Shanghai. (B, L, D)

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Shanghai All day is free. You can shop, explore, visit places of your interest, meet some people or just relax. (B,D)

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Shanghai / Xian After breakfast, you will be picked up and transferred to airport. Fly to Xian. Upon arrival, you will be greeted and escorted to the city. Visit the ancient City Wall perfectly preserved from Tang Dynasty of 8th century. You can ride a bike on the wall circling the entire wall or ride a part of it with your guide. Then drive to the Andingmen Gate which is the starting point of the Silk Road for a stop, and visit the Great Mosque, and the interesting Muslim Bazaar. Enjoy a la carte dinner to enjoy the famous Belt Noodle and other elicious Shaanxi dishes. Visit the lively Dongxinjie Night Street after dinner. (B, L, D)

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Xian Visit Terra Cotta Warriors in the morning, and in the afternoon, visit Huaqing Hot Spring and Banpo Museum built at the site of the habitation of early man from Neolithic period discovered in 20th century, which was a matrilineal commune. Visit a farmer’s family and return to your hotel. In the evening, enjoy special Dumpling Banquet, and then enjoy Tang Dynasty Cultural Show. (B, L, D)

HOTELS

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Xian Enjoy a Taichi lesson in the hotel garden with a Master in the morning. Then visit Big Goose Pagoda, Shaanxi Provincial Museum, and the Forest of Steles including the Nestorian stele which shows that Christianity was introduced to China as early as 8th century during Tang Dynasty and prospered. (B, L, D)

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Xian / Home After breakfast, you will be transferred to airport for departure. (B)

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Beijing Shanghai Xian Beijing Shanghai Xian

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China Quartet

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14 DAYS / 12 NIGHTS LAND TOUR PRICES HOTEL/SEASON

Low Shoulder High 4-star $2731 $2846 $2953 5-star $3002 $3099 $3195 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

Low Shoulder High 4-star $480 $580 $650 5-star $680 $780 $850 SEASON

Low - December, January, February Shoulder - March, April, June, July, August High - May, September, October, November PRICES INCLUDE DAY / ITINERARY

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Home - Beijing Depart for Beijing.

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Beijing Arrive in Beijing. Upon arrival, you will be greeted and escorted to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure.

3

Beijing Your guide will meet you at your hotel and provide a full day tour including Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, and Liulichang which has been well known since 17th century Qing Dynasty as the street selling old books, paintings, calligraphy and other arts. Whether you buy or not, it will be an interesting place to visit. In the evening, enjoy Peking Opera in Huguang Guild Hall where the best Peking Opera is performed. You will have dinner in the neighboring Chuwan Hall with excellent cuisine. (B, L, D)

4

Beijing Today your guide will take you to the Great Wall, Ming Tomb, and Sacred Way. Last stop is at the Beijing’s famous Acrobatic Show. (B, L, D)

5

Beijing Experience a ride on a tricycle in Hutong (the Old Beijing) and visit a typical traditional Chinese home where you can learn how to make dumplings, enjoy lunch in the home. Visit Drum Tower (Drums were used for telling time in the morning and at dusk and also for music as early as 3rd century BC. Then visit Yonghegong Lamasary, and Shichahai scenic and leisure area with three lakes surrounded by historic places, old style homes and courtyards, and many fine restaurants. This evening, you will have dinner at the famous Kaorouji BBQ Restaurant. (B, L, D)

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Beijing Visit Temple of Heaven. Then enjoy shopping with assistance of your guide (we only assist with guide and transportation. You choose your shopping). If you are a golfer and would like to have a round, please let us know in advance, so that we may book it for you in one of the nicer courses. Enjoy an authentic Peking Duck Dinner. Enjoy exploring Wangfujing Street in the evening.

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China domestic airfares (Beijing-Xian-Shanghai) Accommodations at listed hotels sharing double occupancy Meals as indicated in the itinerary with excellent selection of re staurants Sightseeing as shown in the itinerary All entrance fees Professional and friendly English-speaking guide Modern air-conditioned touring vehicle for all services Airport transfers upon arrival and departure in each city All local taxes and service charges for meals, accommodations and transportation NOT INCLUDED

International airfare, passport and visa fees, travel insurance, tips to guide and driver, and gratuities for hotel attendants; telephone calls, laundry, things not mentioned as included and things of personal nature.

2011/2012 DEPARTURES

2011

2012

Apr. 11, 23 May 7, 15, 28 Jun. 6, 20 Jul. 4, 16 Aug. 1, 15 Sep. 3, 12. 26 Oct. 10, 24 Nov. 1. 14 Dec. 5, 19

Jan. 2, 16 Feb. 6, 18 Mar. 5, 24 Apr. 9, 23 May 14, 28 Jun. 16, 30 Jul. 9, 23 Aug. 6, 20 Sep. 3, 22 Oct. 8, 15, 29 Nov. 5, 19

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China Quartet Beijing (5), Xian (2), Guilin (1), Yangshuo (1), Shanghai (3), Suzhou

HOTELS

DAY / ITINERARY

7

Beijing / Xian Visit Beijing Zoo to see Pandas, and you will be escorted to the airport. And fly to Xian. Upon arrival, you will be greeted and escorted to the city. Visit the ancient City Wall perfectly preserved from Tang Dynasty of 8th century. If you know how to ride a bike, you can ride on the wall circling the entire wall or ride a part of it with your guide. Then drive to the Andingmen Gate which is the starting point of the Silk Road for a stop, and visit the Great Mosque, and the interesting Muslim Bazaar. Enjoy a la carte dinner to enjoy the famous Belt Noodle and other delicious Shaanxi dishes. Visit the lively Dongxinjie Night Street after dinner. (B, L, D)

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Xian Visit Terra Cotta Warriors in the morning, and in the afternoon, visit Huaqing Hot Spring and Banpo Museum built at the site of the habitation of early man from Neolithic period discovered in 20th century, which was a matrilineal commune. Visit a farmer’s family and return to your hotel.In the evening, enjoy special Dumpling Banquet, and then enjoy Tang Dynasty Cultural Show. (B, L, D)

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Xian / Guilin Enjoy a Taichi lesson in the hotel garden with a Master in the morning. Then visit Big Goose Pagoda, and Shaanxi Provincial Museum. In the afternoon, you will be escorted to airport and fly to Guilin. Upon arrival, you will be greeted and escorted to your hotel. (B, L, D)

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Beijing Shanghai Xian Guilin Yangshuo Beijing Shanghai Xian Guilin Yangshuo

4-star Holiday Inn Downtown Holiday Inn Downtown Sunda Gentleman International Bravo Hotel Tang Ren Jie Hotel 5-star Sunworld Dynasty Hotel Renaissance Shanghai Titanic Times Hotel Sheraton Guilin Hotel Green Lotus Hotel

NOTE

You may add other destinations. Our extension destinations offer many choices. Please visit our “Extension packages”.

Guilin / Yangshuo Your guide will take you to Li River pier where you will get on a cruise boat. Enjoy the world famous scenery cruising down the river. Lunch is served on board. Upon arrival in Yangshuo, you will visit a Minority Village. Minority people have their own language (in addition to Chinese), their own costume, and different food and life style. It is interesting to see and learn how these minorities have been living in peace and harmony for many generations while keeping their unique cultures. Check in to your hotel. In the evening, weather permitting, you can enjoy the famous Minority Show “Impression Sanjie Liu” (optional) (B, L, D)

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China Quartet Beijing (5), Xian (2), Guilin (1), Yangshuo (1), Shanghai (3), Suzhou DAY / ITINERARY

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Yangshuo / Guilin / Shanghai After breakfast, drive to Guilin and visit Reed Flute Cave. After lunch, fly to Shanghai. You are greeted and escorted to your hotel in Shanghai. In the afternoon, you will take a cruise on Huangpu River enjoying the views of modern skyscrapers and the historic landmarks. (You don’t just see the river. You will experience it.). Stroll the famous Bund Street along the river, and walk the Bund Sightseeing Tunnel under the river. Go up to the top of Jinmao Tower Observation Deck to admire the breathtaking view. And finally visit Shintiandi (New World) super modern shopping, entertainment and restaurant district where you can enjoy a variety of fine Western dining as well as Asian. Dinner is on your own. (B, L)

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Shanghai Tour starts with a visit to Yuyuan Garden with interesting rock sculptures and a stroll along Shanghai Old Street exploring shops and tasting local goodies. Visit New Shanghai Museum which is truly special, and arrive in Nanjing Street, one of the best known shopping district in Shanghai. Enjoy spending time here, and you will be treated to a special dining experience at Locomotive Restaurant. (B, L, D)

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Shanghai / Suzhou / Shanghai Today you will drive out of Shanghai to Suzhou famous for its famous gardens recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage. Visit Lingering Garden, Panmen Gate, a famous historic landmark built originally in 6th century, boat ride on the Grand Canal, and the best Silk Factory for which Suzhou is also famous. Have fun wandering around the markets and streets around the canal with your guide. Drive back to Shanghai. Farewell dinner. (B, L, D)

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Shanghai / Home Breakfast at hotel. You will be escorted to airport for departure. (B)

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China Highlights with Yangtze Cruise 16 DAYS / 14 NIGHTS

Daily Departure from March through November DAY / ITINERARY

1

Home - Beijing Depart for Beijing.

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Beijing Arrive in Beijing. Upon arrival, you will be greeted and escorted to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure.

3

Beijing Your guide will meet you at your hotel and provide a full day tour including Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, and Liulichang which has been well known since 17th century Qing Dynasty as the street selling old books, paintings, calligraphy and other arts. Whether you buy or not, it will be an interesting place to visit. In the evening, enjoy Peking Opera in Huguang Guild Hall where the best Peking Opera is performed. You will have dinner in the neighboring Chuwan Hall with excellent cuisine. (B, L, D)

4

Beijing Today your guide will take you to the Great Wall, Ming Tomb, and Sacred Way. Last stop is at the Beijing’s famous Acrobatic Show. (B, L, D)

5

Beijing Experience a ride on a tricycle in Hutong (the Old Beijing) and visit a typical traditional Chinese home where you can learn how to make dumplings, enjoy lunch in the home. Visit Drum Tower (Drums were used for telling time in the morning and at dusk and also for music as early as 3rd century BC. Then visit Yonghegong Lamasary, and Shichahai scenic and leisure area with three lakes surrounded by historic places, old style homes and courtyards, and many fine restaurants. This evening, you will have dinner at the famous Kaorouji BBQ Restaurant. After dinner, have a stroll on Wangfujing Street. (B, L, D)

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Beijing / Taiyuan / Pingyao Visit Beijing Zoo to see Pandas. You will be escorted to Beijing railway station. Take the high speed train to Taiyuan. Upon arrival, you will be greeted and transferred to Pingyao ancient city, an exceptionally well preserved example of a traditional Han Chinese city. Here you can see the architectures, city layout, streets and storefronts mostly retaining the original appearances of Ming and Qing dynasties. It is so striking and unusual that UNESCO designated the whole city as a World Heritage site including two famous Buddhist temples. Check in to your hotel. (B,L,D) Pingyao / Xian Explore Pingyao Old Town – Ming & Qing Street, City Wall, Rishengchang Draft Bank, and Pingyao Ancient Government Office. Then visit Shuanglin Temple to see 2000 Buddhist color sculptures. After full day tour, you will be escorted to Taiyuan airport and fly to Xian. Upon arrival, you will be greeted and transferred to your hotel. (B, L, D) Xian Today, you will visit Terra Cotta Warriors, Huaqing Hot Spring, and in the afternoon, visit the ancient City Wall perfectly preserved from Tang Dynasty of 8th century. If you know how to ride a bike, you are invited to ride a bike on the wall with your guide. This may become a highlight of your tour. Then drive to Andingmen Gate (a photo stop) which is the starting point of the Silk Road, and then visit Big Goose Pagoda. In the evening, you will treated with Dumpling Banquet and Tang Dynasty Cultural Show. (B, L, D)

LAND TOUR PRICES HOTEL/SEASON

Low Shoulder High 4-star $3195 $3342 $3582 5-star $3475 $3627 $3845 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

Low Shoulder High 4-star $690 $740 $860 5-star $820 $880 $1010 SEASON

Low - December, January, February Shoulder - March, April, June, July, August High - May, September, October, November PRICES INCLUDE

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China domestic airfares (Beijing-Xian-Shanghai) High speed train ticket from Beijing to Taiyuan Accommodations at listed hotels sharing double occupancy Yangtze cruise (downstream) for 4 days and 3 nights Meals as indicated in the itinerary with excellent selection of restaurants Sightseeing as shown in the itinerary All entrance fees Professional and friendly English-speaking guide Modern air-conditioned touring vehicle for all services Airport transfers upon arrival and departure in each city All local taxes and service charges for meals, accommodations and transportation NOT INCLUDED

International airfare, passport and visa fees, travel insurance, tips to guide and driver, and gratuities for hotel and ship’s attendants; telephone calls, laundry, things not mentioned as included and things of personal nature.

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HOTELS

Beijing Shanghai Xian Guilin Yangshuo Beijing Shanghai Xian Guilin Yangshuo

4-star Holiday Inn Downtown Holiday Inn Downtown Sunda Gentleman International Bravo Hotel Tang Ren Jie Hotel 5-star Sunworld Dynasty Hotel Renaissance Shanghai Titanic Times Hotel Sheraton Guilin Hotel Green Lotus Hotel

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Xian / Chongqing / Yangtze Cruise By mid-morning, you will be transferred to airport and fly to Chongqing. Upon arrival, you will be greeted and provided with an introductory tour of Chongqing before being transferred to the pier for embarkation on Yangtze cruise ship. Sailing starts in the evening. (B, L, D)

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Yangtze Cruise Arrive at Fengdu and enjoy a short excursion. See the new resettlement town on the Yangtze’s south bank, a farmer’s home and a local market. Sail continues. (B, L, D)

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Yangtze Cruise Sail through the first of the fabled Three Gorges: Qutang Gorge. And at Wushan, take an excursion up the Daning River to see the splendid Small Gorges. Or you may visit Shennong Stream with its beautiful small gorges. Sail through Wu Gorge with its Twelve Peaks. Next is Xiling Gorge, the most scenic of all the gorges. Sail through the huge Three Gorge Dam ship locks. (B, L, D)

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Yangtze Cruise / Yichang / Shanghai In the morning, stop at San Dou Ping for a shore excursion to see construction at the massive Three Gorges Dam, the world’s largest hydroelectric project. Arrive in Yichang. You will be greeted and transferred to Yichang airport for a flight to Shanghai, the China’s largest and most cosmopolitan commercial and business center. You will be greeted and transferred to your hotel. (B, D)

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Shanghai Visit the Bund and enjoy Huangpu River cruise along the Shanghai’s skyscrapers and historic land marks, walk Bund Sightseeing Tunnel under the Huangpu River. Visit Jinmao Tower Observation Deck, and Shintiandi (New World), super modern shopping, entertainment and restaurant district where you can explore and enjoy a fine Western dining. Dinner is on your own. (B, L)

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Shanghai Breakfast at the hotel. Full day is yours to explore the city. Don’t the excellent shopping bargains in the Nanjing Street shopping district and other famous shopping areas. You will also enjoy visiting Shintiandi (New World) where you can enjoy fine Western cuisines from all over the world, and upscale shopping. (B)

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Shanghai / Zhouzhuang / Suzhou / Shanghai Drive to Zhouzhuang, an ancient town built in the water with numerous waterways. The town is well-preserved. Upon arrival in Suzhou, visit Humble Administrator’s Garden and have a cruise on Grand Canal, and.Suzhou’s #1 Silk Factory. Drive back to Shanghai. (B, L, D) Shanghai / Home Breakfast at hotel. You will be transferred to airport for departure. (B)

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27 DAYS 25 NIGHTS DAY / ITINERARY

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Home - Beijing Depart for Beijing.

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Beijing Arrive in Beijing. Upon arrival, you will be greeted and escorted to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure.

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Beijing Your guide will meet you at your hotel and provide a full day tour including Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, and Liulichang which has been well known since 17th century Qing Dynasty as the street selling old books, paintings, calligraphy and other arts. Whether you buy or not, it will be an interesting place to visit. In the evening, enjoy Peking Opera in Huguang Guild Hall where the best Peking Opera is performed. You will have dinner in the neighboring Chuwan Hall with excellent cuisine. (B, L, D)

4

Beijing Today your guide will take you to the Great Wall, Ming Tomb, and Sacred Way. Last stop is at the Beijing’s famous Acrobatic Show. (B, L, D)

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Beijing Experience a ride on a tricycle in Hutong (the Old Beijing) and visit a typical traditional Chinese home where you can learn how to make dumplings, enjoy lunch in the home. Visit Drum Tower (Drums were used for telling time in the morning and at dusk and also for music as early as 3rd century BC. Then visit Yonghegong Lamasary, and Shichahai scenic and leisure area with three lakes surrounded by historic places, old style homes and courtyards, and many fine restaurants. This evening, you will have dinner at the famous Kaorouji BBQ Restaurant. (B, L, D)

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Beijing Visit Temple of Heaven. Then enjoy shopping with assistance of your guide (we only assist with guide and transportation. You choose your shopping). If you are a golfer and would like to have a round, please let us know in advance, so that we may book it for you in one of the nicer clubs. Enjoy an authentic Peking Duck Dinner. Enjoy exploring Wangfujing Street in the evening. (B, L, D) Beijing / Pingyao Visit Beijing Zoo to see Pandas. Then you will be escorted to Beijing railway station. Take the high speed train to Taiyuan. Upon arrival, you will be greeted and transferred to Pingyao ancient city, an exceptionally well preserved example of a traditional Han Chinese city. Here you can see the architectures, city layout, streets and storefronts mostly retaining the original appearances of Ming and Qing dynasties. It is so striking and unusual that UNESCO designated the whole city as a World Heritage site including two famous Buddhist temples. Check in to your hotel. (B,L,D) Pingyao / Xian Explore Pingyao Old Town – Ming & Qing Street, City Wall, Rishengchang Draft Bank, and Pingyao Ancient Government Office. Then visit Shuanglin Temple to see 2000 Buddhist color sculptures. After full day tour, you will be escorted to Taiyuan airport and fly to Xian. Upon arrival, you will be greeted and transferred to your hotel. (B, L, D)

LAND TOUR PRICES HOTEL/SEASON

Low Shoulder High 4-star $5465 $5587 $5682 5-star $5898 $6022 $6139 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

Low Shoulder High 4-star $1050 $1135 $1280 5-star $1360 $1450 $1610 SEASON

Low - December, January, February Shoulder - March, April, June, July, August High - May, September, October, November PRICES INCLUDE

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China domestic airfares (Taiyuan-Xian, LuoyangShanghai-Yichang,Chongqing-Guilin-KunmingLijiang-Kunming) Train ticket from Beijing to Taiyuan and from Xian to Luoyang Accommodations at listed hotels sharing double occupancy Yangtze cruise (downstream) via Three Gorges Meals as indicated in the itinerary with excellent selection of restaurants Sightseeing as shown in the itinerary All entrance fees Professional and friendly English-speaking guide Modern air-conditioned touring vehicle for all services Airport transfers upon arrival and departure in each city All local taxes and service charges for meals, accommodations and transportation

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Grand China with Yangtze Cruise Beijing (5), Pingyao (1), Xian (2), Luoyang (2), Shanghai (3), Hangzhou (1), Suzhou (1), Yichang, Yangtze Cruise (4), Guilin (1), Yangshuo (1), Kunming (2), Lijiang (2) HOTELS

Beijing Pingyao Luoyang Shanghai Xian Suzhou Hangzhou Guilin Yangshuo Kunming Lijiang

4-star Holiday Inn Downtown Deshenglou Hotel Peony Hotel Holiday Inn Downtown Sunda Gentleman International Garden Hotel Gallery Hotel Bravo Hotel Tang Ren Jie Hotel Jin Jiang Hotel Wan Fu Hotel

Beijing Pingyao Luoyang Shanghai Xian Hangzhou Guilin Yangshuo Kunming Lijiang

5-star Sunworld Dynasty Hotel International Financier Club Lee Royal Hotel Renaissance Shanghai Titanic Times Hotel Landison Plaza Hotel Sheraton Guilin Hotel Green Lotus Hotel Grand Park Kunming Wonderport International

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Xian Visit Terra Cotta Warriors in the morning, and in the afternoon, visit Huaqing Hot Spring and Banpo Museum built at the site of the habitation of early man from Neolithic period discovered in 20th century, which was a matrilineal commune. Visit a farmer’s family and return to your hotel. In the evening, enjoy special Dumpling Banquet, and then enjoy Tang Dynasty Cultural Show. (B, L, D)

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Xian / Luoyang Enjoy a Taichi lesson in the hotel garden with a Master in the morning. Then visit Big Wild Goose Pagoda, and Shaanxi Provincial Museum. In the afternoon, you will be escorted to Xian railway station and take a high speed train to Luoyang (90 minutes). Upon arrival, you are greeted and transferred to your hotel. (B, L, D)

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Luoyang Full day tour will feature two very famous attractions: Longmen Grottoes and Shaolin Temple well-known for its monks’ martial arts tradition. This evening, you will have a special dining experience, Water Banquet dinner, a famous and long known for its unique styles in this city. (B, L, D)

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Luoyang / Shanghai Morning is at leisure. In the afternoon, you will be escorted to the airport and fly to Shanghai. Upon arrival, you are greeted and escorted to your hotel. (B)

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Shanghai Tour starts with a visit to Yuyuan Garden with interesting rock sculptures and a stroll along Shanghai Old Street exploring shops and tasting local goodies. Visit New Shanghai Museum which is truly special, and arrive in Nanjing Street, one of the best known shopping district in Shanghai. Enjoy spending time here, and you will be treated to a special dining experience at Locomotive Restaurant. (B, L, D)

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Shanghai Today your tour starts with a cruise on Huangpu River enjoying the views of modern skyscrapers and the historic landmarks. (You don’t just see the river. You will experience it.). Explore Nanjing Road Shopping District (1-2 hours), and walk the Bund Sightseeing Tunnel under the river. Go up to the top of Jinmao Tower Observation Deck to admire the breathtaking view. And finally visit Shintiandi (New World) super modern shopping, entertainment and restaurant district where you can enjoy a variety of fine Western dining as well as Asian. Dinner is on your own. (B, L)

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Shanghai / Suzhou Leave Shanghai and drive to Zhouzhuang, a village built in the water with waterways all around, for a visit. Then continue to Suzhou. Lunch at Songhelou (Pine & Crane Restaurant). In the afternoon, enjoy a cruise on the Grand Canal, and visit #1 Silk Factory in Suzhou. In the evening, tour the Guanqian Street night food market. (B, L, D)

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Suzhou / Hangzhou Suzhou is famous for its gardens, and you will visit the Lingering Garden, one of the four most famous gardens in China. Drive to Hangzhou. Upon arrival, enjoy a cruise on the beautiful West Lake, and visit Lingyin Temple and a tea farm. (B, L, D)

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Grand China with Yangtze Cruise Beijing (5), Pingyao (1), Xian (2), Luoyang (2), Shanghai (3), Hangzhou (1), Suzhou (1), Yichang, Yangtze Cruise (4), Guilin (1), Yangshuo (1), Kunming (2), Lijiang (2) DAY / ITINERARY

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Hangzhou / Shanghai / Yichang Morning is free to explore the streets and shops of Hangzhou. Or if you are a golfer and would like to have a round here, we may be able to arrange it at the prestigious West Lake Golf Club with advance request. In the afternoon, you will be transferred to Shanghai airport and fly to Yichang. Upon arrival, you will be greeted and escorted to your Yangtze Cruise ship. (Victoria Cruise). (B)

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Yangtze Cruise You will have a shore excursion to visit Three Gorges Dam. Sail through the Three Gorges Dam shiplocks and Xiling Gorge. (B, L, D)

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Yangtze Cruise Shore excursion in Daning River Small Gorges or Shennong Streem. Pass through Wu Gorge and Qutang Gorge. (B, L, D)

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Yangtze Cruise Shore excursion to Fengdu or Shibaozhai. Chongqing / Guilin Disembark at 9:00 a.m. upon arrival in Chongqing. You will be greeted and transferred to Chongqing airport. And fly to Guilin. Upon arrival, you will be received by your guide and visit Reed Flute Cave. Check in to your hotel. After dinner, enjoy a tour of bustling night street that comes alive after dark. (B, L, D)

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2011 Apr. 1, 15 May 13, 27 Jun. 6, 20 Jul.8, 22 Aug. 8, 22 Sep. 9, 23 Oct. 3 10, 17, 31 Nov. 7. 14 Dec. 5, 19

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Guilin / Yangshuo Your guide will take you to Li River pier where you will get on a cruise boat. Enjoy the world famous scenery cruising down the river. Lunch is served on board. Upon arrival in Yangshuo, you will visit a Minority Village. Minority people have their own language (in addition to Chinese), their own costume, and different food and life style. It is interesting to see and learn how these minorities have been living in peace and harmony for many generations while keeping their unique cultures.. Check in to your hotel. In the evening, weather permitting, you can enjoy the famous Minority Show “Impression Sanjie Liu� (optional) (B, L, D) Yangshuo / Guilin / Kunming After breakfast, you will be transferred to Guilin airport and fly to Kunming, the provincial capital of Yunnan, city of Eternal Spring. In the afternoon, you will visit Dragon Gate at West Hill, Birds and Flower Market. For dinner, enjoy a local specialty, Cross-bridge Noodle and Steam Pot Chicken, and more. (B, L, D) Kunming Enjoy a full day excursion to Stone Forest, a UNESCO World Heritage site. (B,L,D) Kunming / Lijiang Fly to Lijiang this morning. After check in to your hotel, visit Lijiang Old Town, a very well preserved town of Naxi Ethnic Minority and a UNESCO World Heritage, Black Dragon Pond, and Dongba Museum. Enjoy Dongba Music Performance in the evening. Naxi style dinner. (B, L, D)

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Lijiang Full day tour will visit Yuhu village, Baisha village, and a local flee market. Spruce Meadow and Shuhe Old Town. (B, L, D)

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Lijiang / Kunming / Home After breakfast, you will fly to Kunming where you can fly to Shanghai or Hong Kong to connect to your homebound flight.

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18 DAYS 16 NIGHTS LAND TOUR PRICES HOTEL/SEASON

Low Shoulder High 4-star $3165 $3242 $3305 5-star $3495 $3590 $3685 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

Low Shoulder High 4-star $620 $670 $720 5-star $850 $920 $995 SEASON

Low - December, January, February Shoulder - March, April, June, July, August High - May, September, October, November PRICES INCLUDE

DAY / ITINERARY

1

Home - Beijing Depart for Beijing.

2

Beijing Arrive in Beijing. Upon arrival, you will be greeted and escorted to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure.

3

Beijing Your guide will meet you at your hotel and provide a full day tour including Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, and Liulichang which has been well known since 17th century Qing Dynasty as the street selling old books, paintings, calligraphy and other arts. Whether you buy or not, it will be an interesting place to visit. In the evening, enjoy Peking Opera in Huguang Guild Hall where the best Peking Opera is performed. You will have dinner in the neighboring Chuwan Hall with excellent cuisine. (B, L, D)

4

Beijing Today your guide will take you to the Great Wall, Ming Tomb, and Sacred Way. Last stop is at the Beijing’s famous Acrobatic Show. (B, L, D)

5

Beijing Experience a ride on a tricycle in Hutong (the Old Beijing) and visit a typical traditional Chinese home where you can learn how to make dumplings, enjoy lunch in the home. Visit Drum Tower (Drums were used for telling time in the morning and at dusk and also for music as early as 3rd century BC. Then visit Yonghegong Lamasary, and Shichhai scenic and leisure area with three lakes surrounded by historic places, old style homes and courtyards, and many fine restaurants. This evening, you will have dinner at the famous Kaorouji BBQ Restaurant. After dinner, have a stroll on Wangfujing Street. (B, L, D)

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Beijing/Xian This morning, enjoy shopping with assistance of your guide (we only assist with guide and transportation. You choose your shopping). Or if you are a golfer and would like to have a round, please let us know in advance, so that we may book it for you in one of the nicer courses. In the afternoon, fly to Xian. Upon arrival, you will be greeted and escorted to your hotel. (B, L, D)

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China domestic airfare High speed train tickets according to itinerary Accommodations at listed hotels sharing double occupancy Meals as indicated in the itinerary with excellent selection of restaurants Sightseeing as shown in the itinerary All entrance fees Professional and friendly English-speaking guide Modern air-conditioned touring vehicle for all land services Airport transfers upon arrival and departure in each city All local taxes and service charges for meals, accommodations and transportation NOT INCLUDED

International airfare (home-Beijing, Shanghai-home), passport and visa fees, travel insurance, tips to guide and driver, and gratuities for hotel attendants; telephone calls, laundry, things not mentioned as included and things of personal nature.

2011/2012 DEPARTURES

2011

2012

Apr. 1, 15 May 13, 27 Jun. 6, 20 Jul.8, 22 Aug. 8, 22 Sep. 9, 23 Oct. 3 10, 17, 31 Nov. 7. 14 Dec. 5, 19

Mar. 5, 19 Apr. 4, 18 May 7, 21 Jun. 6, 21 Jul. 9, 23 Aug. 6, 20 Sep. 5, 19 Oct. 3, 17, 31 Nov. 5, 19

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Seven Ancient Capitals plus Shanghai Beijing (4), Xian (2), Luoyang (1), Kaifeng (2), Anyang (1), Nanjing (2), Hangzhou (2), Shanghai (3) HOTELS

Beijing Xian Luoyang Kaifeng Zhengzhou Nanjing Hangzhou Shanghai

4-star Holiday Inn Downtown Sunda Gentleman International Peony Hotel Henan Jin Yuan Hotel Jianguohotel New Century Hotel Gallery Hotel Holiday Inn Downtown

Beijing Xian Luoyang Kaifeng Zhengzhou Nanjing Hangzhou Shanghai

5-star Sunworld Dynasty Hotel Titanic Times Hotel Lee Royal Hotel New Century Hotel Crowne Plaza Zhengzhou Lakeview Xuanwu Hotel Landison Plaza Hotel Renaissance Shanghai DAY / ITINERARY

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Xian Visit Terra Cotta Warriors in the morning, and in the afternoon, Visit farmers in the countryside, Great Mosque and Muslim Bazaar, and return to your hotel. In the evening, enjoy special Dumpling Banquet, and then enjoy Tang Dynasty Cultural Show. (B, L, D)

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Xian / Luoyang Enjoy a Taichi lesson in the hotel garden with a Master in the morning. Then visit Tang Dynasty City Wall (chance to ride bike on the wall), Big Goose Pagoda, and Shaanxi Provincial Museum. In the afternoon, you will be escorted to Xian railway station and take a high speed train to Luoyang (90 minutes). Upon arrival, you are greeted and transferred to your hotel. (B, L, D)

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Luoyang / Kaifeng Full day tour will feature two very famous attractions: Longmen Grottoes and Shaolin Temple well-known for its monks’ martial arts tradition. At Shaolin Temple, you will see the monks’ practices and students’ lessons. This evening, you will have a special dining experience, Water Banquet dinner, a famous and long known for its unique styles in this city. In the evening, you will be transferred to Kaifeng nearby. (B, L, D)

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Kaifeng Full day tour will feature Xiangguo Monastgery, Dragon Pavilion, the Synagogue Complex of Jewish community which has settled here since Song Dynasty (10th Century). Enjoy a sumptuous Song Dynasty Banquet. (B,L,D)

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Kaifeng / Anyang After breakfast, drive to Anyang. Visit Yinxu, the ruins of the last capital of Shang Dynasty (1766 – 1050 BC). Scenic area of Youli, and the first state prison in China from Shang Dynasty. Overnight in Zhengzhou. (B,L,D)

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Zhengzhou / Nanjing After breakfast, you will be transferred to the railway station and take a high speed train to Nanjing. (4.5 hours). Upon arrival, ou will hav a tour of Nanjing City Wall and Zhonghua Gate. After dinner, enjoy a drink at Tequila Bar, a favorite of local foreign residents. (B, L, D)

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Nanjing Morning tour will feature Sun Yat Sen Mausoleum, Jiangsu Provincial Museum, and Gulou Drum Tower. Balance of the day is at leisure. (B, L, D)

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Nanjing / Hangzhou In the morning, you will take a high-speed train to Hangzhou. In the afternoon, enjoy a cruise on the beautiful West Lake and visit Lingyin Temple.

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Hangzhou A special excursion to Shaoxing, a famous 2400 years old cultural city on water. Visit Mt. Huiji, East Lake, Jianghu Lake and the Giant Buddha Temple. In the afternoon, visit Tea Museum and explore the streets and shops. Or you have an option to play a round of golf at beautiful West Lake Golf Club. (Greens fee not included. Advance booking is recommended.)

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Hangzhou / Suzhou / Shanghai Drive to Suzhou in the morning. Visit Lingering Garden. Lunch at the famous Songhelou (Pine & Crane Restaurant). Enjoy a cruise on the Grand Canal and visit Suzhou’s best Silk Factory. Continue to Shanghai. (B, L, D)

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Shanghai Start the day’s tour with a visit to Yu Garden, explore Shanghai Old Streets, visit the excellent New Shanghai Museum, the Bund, the Bund sightseeing Tunnel, Jinmao Tower (Observation Deck). Finally visit Shintiandi (New World) replete with high quality shopping, entertainment and numerous choice of fine Western and Asian cuisines. Dinner is on your own. (B, L)

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Shanghai / Home You will be transferred to airport for departure. (B)

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Beijing & Silk Road Adventure

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15 Days LAND TOUR PRICES HOTEL/SEASON

Low Shoulder High 4-star $3595 $3740 $3775 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

Low Shoulder High 4-star $475 $570 $600 SEASON

Low - December, January, February, March Shoulder - April June, July, August, November High - May, September, October PRICES INCLUDE

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1

Home - Beijing Depart for Beijing.

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Beijing Arrive in Beijing. Upon arrival, you will be greeted and escorted to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure.

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Beijing Your guide will meet you at your hotel and provide a full day tour including Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, and Liulichang which has been well known since 17th century Qing Dynasty as the street selling old books, paintings, calligraphy and other arts. Whether you buy or not, it will be an interesting place to visit. In the evening, enjoy Peking Opera in Huguang Guild Hall where the best Peking Opera is performed. You will have dinner in the neighboring Chuwan Hall with excellent cuisine. (B, L, D)

4

Beijing Today your guide will take you to the Great Wall, Ming Tomb, and Sacred Way. Last stop is at the Beijing’s famous Acrobatic Show. (B, L, D)

5

Beijing Experience a ride on a tricycle in Hutong (the Old Beijing) and visit a typical traditional Chinese home where you can learn how to make dumplings, enjoy lunch in the home. Visit Drum Tower (Drums were used for telling time in the morning and at dusk and also for music as early as 3rd century BC. Then visit Yonghegong Lamasary, and Shichahai scenic and leisure area with three lakes surrounded by historic places, old style homes and courtyards, and many fine restaurants. This evening, you will have dinner at the famous Kaorouji BBQ Restaurant. After dinner, have a stroll on Wangfujing Street. (B, L, D)

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Beijing / Urumqi In the morning, visit Beijing Zoo to see Pandas. And fly to Urumqi. Upon arrival, you will be greeted and escorted to your hotel. (B, D)

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Urumqi / Kashgar Before breakfast, you will visit People’s Park where you will see groups of local Uygurs and other ethnic people dancing for morning exercise. You are very welcome to join in. After breakfast, fly to Kashgar. Upon arrival, visit Big Bazaar and Live Stock Market. (B, L, D)

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China domestic airfare (Beijing-UrumqiKashgar-Urumqi, Dunhuang-Xian) Accommodations at listed hotels sharing double occupancy Meals as indicated in the itinerary with excellent selection of restaurants Sightseeing as shown in the itinerary All entrance fees Professional and friendly English-speaking guide Modern air-conditioned touring vehicle for all land services Airport transfers upon arrival and departure in each city All local taxes and service charges for meals, accommodations and transportation NOT INCLUDED

Airfare (home-Beijing, Xian-home), passport and visa fees, travel insurance, tips to guide and driver, and gratuities for hotel attendants; telephone calls, laundry, things not mentioned as included and things of personal nature.

2011/2012 DEPARTURES

2011

2012

May 15, 28 Jun. 6, 20 Jul. 4, 16 Aug. 1, 15 Sep. 3, 12. 26 Oct. 10, 24

May 14, 28 Jun.16, 30 Jul. 9, 23 Aug. 6, 20 Sep. 3, 22 Oct. 8, 15, 29

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Beijing & Silk Road Adventure Beijing (4), Urumqi (1), Kashgar (1), Turpan (2), Dunhuang (2), Xian (3) HOTELS

Beijing Urumqi Kashgar Turpan Dunhuang Xian

4-star Holiday Inn Downtown Mirage Hotel Tianyuan International Hotel Tuha Petroleum Hotel Grand Soluxe Hotel Sunda Gentleman International

DAY / ITINERARY

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Kashgar / Turpan In the morning, visit the Id Kah Mosque, the Old Street and the Abakh Khoja Tomb. In the afternoon, fly back to Urumqi, and drive to Turpan. (B, L, D)

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Turpan Visit the Jiaohe Ruins, the Karez Well and the Sugong Pagoda. Explore the Night Food Market. (B, L, D) Turpan / Dunhuang Visit the Gaochang Ruins, the Baizikeli Thousand Buddha Cave, and Flaming Hill. Special experience of a dinner in a local Uyghur home. Transfer in the evening to railway station and take overnight train to Dunhuang.

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Dunhuang Visit the Mogao Grottoes and the Dunhuang Museum. *Note: The Mogao Caves (aka Mogao Grottoes, Caves of the Thousand Buddhas) are a system of Buddhist cave temples near the city of Dunhuang. They were a center of culture on the Silk Road from the 4th to the 14th centuries and contain a religious artworks spanning that entire period. There are about 600 surviving cave temples, of which 30 are open to the public.

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Dunhuang / Xian In the morning, visit the Singing Sand Hill with a camel ride and see the Crescent Moon Lake. After lunch, you are transferred to airport and fly to Xian. Dinner and overnight. (B, L, D)

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Xian Visit Terra Cotta Warriors in the morning, and in the afternoon, visit Huaqing Hot Spring and Banpo Museum built at the site of the habitation of early man from Neolithic period discovered in 20th century, which was a matrilineal commune. Visit a farmer’s family and return to your hotel. In the evening, enjoy special Dumpling Banquet, and then enjoy Tang Dynasty Cultural Show. (B, L, D)

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Xian Enjoy a Taichi lesson in the hotel garden with a Master in the morning. Then visit the Tang Dynasty City Wall (you can ride a bike on the wall for the entire length with your guide. Bike will be provided. This can be a highlight of your trip), Big Wild Goose Pagoda, and Shaanxi Provincial Museum. (B, L, D)

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Xian / Home After breakfast, you will be transferred to airport for your flight home. (You may also choose to visit Tibet from here.)

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11 Days 9 Nights LAND TOUR PRICES HOTEL/SEASON

Low Shoulder High 4-star $2180 $2285 $2435 5-star $2375 $2549 $2774 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

Low Shoulder High 4-star $290 $365 $395 5-star $470 $570 $670 SEASON

Low - Nov., Dec., Jan., Feb., Mar. Shoulder - Apr. Jun., Jul., Aug., Nov. High - May, Sep., Oct. PRICES INCLUDE DAY / ITINERARY

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Home - Beijing Depart for Beijing.

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Beijing Arrive in Beijing. Upon arrival, you will be greeted and escorted to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure.

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Beijing Your guide will meet you at your hotel and provide a full day tour including Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, and Liulichang which has been well known since 17th century Qing Dynasty as the street selling old books, paintings, calligraphy and other arts. Whether you buy or not, it will be an interesting place to visit. In the evening, enjoy Peking Opera in Huguang Guild Hall where the best Peking Opera is performed. You will have dinner in the neighboring Chuwan Hall with excellent cuisine. (B, L, D)

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Beijing Today your guide will take you to the Great Wall, Ming Tomb, and Sacred Way. Last stop is at the Beijing’s famous Acrobatic Show. Peking Duck dinner. (B, L, D)

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Beijing / Xining / Sky Train After breakfast, you will be transferred to airport and fly to Xining. Upon arrival, you will be greeted and transferred to the railway station to board the super modern Sky Train equipped with special oxygen system for high altitudes. You will need to take time to acclimate the high altitude.

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Lhasa Arrive in Lhasa railway station (altitude -11972 feet), the capital of Tibet. You will be greeted and transferred to your hotel. Stay at the hotel and adapt to the high altitude. (B)

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Lhasa Visit Potala in the morning. In the afternoon, visit Jokhang Monastery and Barkhor Street. You have a special opportunity to visit a Tibetan home and also will be invited dinner there. (If you are not able to take exotic food, please advise us in advance, so that the dinner may not be planned.)(B, L, D)

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China domestic airfare (Beijing-Xining) “Roof of the World” sleeper train from Xining to Lhasa Accommodations at listed hotels sharing double occupancy Meals as indicated in the itinerary with excellent selection of restaurants Sightseeing as shown in the itinerary All entrance fees Professional and friendly English-speaking guide Modern air-conditioned touring vehicle for all land services Airport transfers upon arrival and departure in each city All local taxes and service charges for meals, accommodations and transportation NOT INCLUDED

Airfare (home-Beijing, Lhasa-home), passport and visa fees, travel insurance, tips to guide and driver, and gratuities for hotel attendants; telephone calls, laundry, things not mentioned as included and things of personal nature.

2011/2012 DEPARTURES

2011

2012

Apr. 23 May 7, 15, 28 Jun. 6, 20 Jul. 4, 16 Aug. 1, 15 Sep. 3, 12. 26 Oct. 10

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Lhasa After breakfast, you will visit Phabongkha Monastery. Then start trekking to Chosang Nunnery via Tashi Choling Monastery. Visit Sera Monastery and see the famous “Buddhism Scriptures Debate�. (B, L, D)

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Lhasa / Gyantse / Shigatse In the morning, drive to Gyantse. On the Kamba La (15731 ft.), you will have a fantastic view of the holy lake Yamdrok. Visit Pelkor Monastery as well as the splendid Kumbum Stupa (100,000 Buddha Pagoda). Continue to Shigatse. Yak-dancing Welcome dinner. (B, L, D)

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Shigatse / Lhasa In the morning, visit Tashilumpo Monastery of Gelug Sect, the seat of the Panchen Lama. In the afternoon, drive back to Lhasa. (B, L, D)

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Lhasa / Home You will be transferred to airport for departure. (B) (You may choose to extend your trip to additional destinations. See our Extension packages.)

HOTELS

Beijing Lhasa Shigatse Beijing Lhasa Shigatse

4-star Holiday Inn Downtown Thangka Hotel * Shigatse Hotel ** 5-star Sunworld Dynasty Hotel Four Points by Sheraton Lhasa Shigatse Hotel **

* Tibetan style next to Barkhor Street. 3-star ** Best-available 4-star

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Optional Extension Choices In China You may add any of these packages to one of the longer tours or take one or more of these packages independently.

Beijing

4 Days 3 Nights LAND TOUR PRICES HOTEL/SEASON

Low Shoulder High 4-star $370 $385 $400 5-star $415 $430 $480 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

Low Shoulder High 4-star $475 $570 $600 5-star $415 $430 $480

SEASON

Low - Jan., Feb., Jun.-Aug., Dec. Shoulder - Sep., Oct., Nov. High - Mar., Apr., May VISITS & HIGHLIGHTS

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Summer Palace Temple of Heaven Tiananmen Square Forbidden City Great Wall at Mutianyu Sacred Way Ming Tombs Yonghe Lamasary Hutong.

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PRICES INCLUDE

4-star

Holiday Inn Downtown

5-star

Sunworld Dynasty Hotel

Accommodation at selected hotels Daily buffet breakfast Sightseeing All entrance fees Private English-speaking guide Private air-conditioned touring vehicle with driver Airport transfers with personal meet-and-greet service All local taxes for meals, accommodations and transportation NOT INCLUDED

Airfare, tips to guide and driver, telephone calls, laundry, telephone calls, things not mentioned as included and things of personal nature.

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Yangtze Cruise

Downstream 3 Nights; Upstream 4 Nights

LAND TOUR PRICES VICTORIA CRUISELINES (AMERICAN)

Empress, Queen, Star Katarina, Anna, Jenna

May, Sep. Oct. Other Months $495 $440 $567 $460 PRINCESS

May, Sep. Oct. Other Months Elaine, Jeannie, Sheena $405 $380 Changjiang Victoria Cruises $440 $424

PRICES INCLUDE

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All meals (no meal on Day of embarkation and dinner on day of disembarkation) Standard cabin sharing double occupancy All shore excursion as arranged by the cruise line and transfers to and from piers NOT INCLUDED

Airfare, train ticket, personal expenses, and ship gratuity.

Shanghai

4 Days 3 Nights LAND TOUR PRICES HOTEL/SEASON

4-star 5-star

Low $515 $599

VISITS & HIGHLIGHTS

Shoulder $590 $630

High $610 $650

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

4-star 5-star

Low $165 $210

Shoulder $215 $240

High $240 $270

SEASON

Low - Dec. - Feb Shoulder - Mar., Apr., Jun. - Aug High - May, Sep. - Nov.

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Yu Garden Shanghai Old Town The Bund Bund Sightseeing Tunnel Jinmao Tower (Observation Deck) Shopping at Nanjing Street Huangpu River cruise Dinner at Locomotive Restaurant Suzhou with Tiger Hill Silk Factory Grand Canal Cruise The Garden of Humble Administrator.

PRICES INCLUDE

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Accommodation sharing double occupancy Daily breakfast plus 2 lunches and 2 dinners Sightseeing All entrance fees English-speaking guide private transportation for all services

HOTELS

4-star

Holiday Inn Downtown

5-star

Renaissance Shanghai Putuo

NOT INCLUDED

Airfare, tips, anything not mentioned as included.

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Fujian Province

LAND TOUR PRICES HOTEL

7 Days 6 Nights With 4-star hotels

$1,295 per person

With 5-star hotels

$1,465 per person

PRICES INCLUDE

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Hotel accommodations sharing double occupancy Daily breakfast Sightseeing English-speaking guide All transfers via private touring vehicle All entrance fees Cable car ticket All local taxes. NOT INCLUDED

VISITS & HIGHLIGHTS

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Quanzhou Kaiyuan Temple Ancient Walled Town of Chongwu Huian Maidens, Xiamen Gulang Island South Putuo Temple Hakka Earth Buildings of Yongding Mt. Wuyi Xiamen Village.

Lunch or dinner, train or air ticket (Xiamen to Mt. Wuyi), tips, and personal expenses and things not mentioned as included.

HOTELS

4-star Quanzhou Overseas Chinese Hotel www.overseaschinesehotel.com/ejinje.html Xiamen City Hotel www.cityhotelxm.com/home Mt. Wuyi

Bao Dao Hotel www.baodaohotel.com

5-star Quanzhou Yeo Hwa Hotel www.yeohwahotels.com/web/qz_en/home Xiamen Millennium Harbourview Hotel www.millenniumhotels.com/cn/millenniumxianmen/index. homl Mt. Wuyi Yeo Hwa Resort www.yeohwahotels.com/web/wy_en/home

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Lhasa

4 Days 3 Nights LAND TOUR PRICES HOTEL/SEASON

Low Shoulder High 3-star $645 $660 $675 5-star $765 $815 $915 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

Low Shoulder High 3-star $90 $100 $110 5-star $165 $205 $270 SEASON

Low - Nov., Mar. Shoulder - Apr. - Jun. High - Jul. - Oct. PRICES INCLUDE

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VISITS & HIGHLIGHTS

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Accommodation for 3 nights at selected hotel Daily buffet breakfast Sightseeing All entrance fees Private English-speaking guide Private air-conditioned touring vehicle Airport transfers via private services And all local taxes for meals Accommodations Transportation. HOTELS

Superior 3-star Thangka Hotel 5-star Brahmaputra Grand Hotel

Accommodation for 3 nights at selected hotel Daily buffet breakfast Sightseeing All entrance fees Private English-speaking guide Private air-conditioned touring vehicle Airport transfers via private services All local taxes for meals Accommodations Transportation NOT INCLUDED

Airfare, travel insurance, tips to guide and driver, telephone calls, laundry, things not mentioned as included, and things of personal nature.

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Chengdu

3 Days 2 Nights

LAND TOUR PRICES HOTEL/SEASON

Low High 4-star $390 $450 5-star $410 $480 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

Low High 4-star $98 $107 5-star $107 $162

VISITS & HIGHLIGHTS

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Accommodation for 3 nights at selected hotel Daily buffet breakfast Sightseeing All entrance fees Private English-speaking guide Private air-conditioned touring vehicle Airport transfers via private services And all local taxes for meals Accommodations Transportation. HOTELS

Low High

SEASON

- Apr. - Jun. - Jul. - Oct.

4-star

Tianfu Sunshine Hotel

5-star

Crowne Plaza Hotel

PRICES INCLUDE

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Hotel accommodation sharing double occupancy Daily breakfast Sightseeing All entrance fees English-speaking guide Transportation by private air-conditioned touring vehicle All local taxes. NOT INCLUDED

Lunch or dinner, tips, and things not mentioned as included.

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Zhangjiajie

3 Days 2 Nights

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LAND TOUR PRICES HOTEL/SEASON

4-star 5-star

V I S I T S & H I G H L I G H TS

$320 $365

Zhangjiajie national Forest Park Cable car up to Huangshizhai (Yellow Stone Fort) Suoxiyu Nature Reserve Golden Whip Stream. HOTELS

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

4-star 5-star

$60 $92

4-star

Kaitian Hotel

5-star

Qinghe Jinjiang International Hotel

SEASON

All Year PRICES INCLUDE

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Hotel accommodation Daily breakfast Sightseeing Entrance fees Cable car tickets English-speaking guide Private air-conditioned touring vehicle All taxes NOT INCLUDED

Lunch or dinner, tips. Anything not mentioned as included.

Lijiang

4 Days 3 Nights

LAND TOUR PRICES HOTEL/SEASON

4-star 5-star

$575 $625 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

4-star 5-star

$100 $130

VISITS & HIGHLIGHTS

• • • • • • • •

Lijiang Old Town, Mu Mansion The Black Dragon Pool Dongba Museum Dragon Snow Mountain & Spurce Meadow Shuhe Village Tiger Leaping Gorge Shigu Town First Bend of Yangtze River. HOTELS

PRICES INCLUDE

• • • • • • • • • •

Accommodation for 3 nights at selected hotel Daily buffet breakfast Sightseeing All entrance fees Private English-speaking guide Private air-conditioned touring vehicle Airport transfers All local taxes for meals Accommodations Transportation NOT INCLUDED

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Yunnan Highlights

8 Days 7 Nights LAND TOUR PRICES HOTEL

4-star 5-star

$998 $1140

4-star 5-star

$270 $300

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

PRICES INCLUDE

VISITS & HIGHLIGHTS

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Kunming, Dragon Gate at West Hill Birds and Flower Market Special dinner with Cross-bridge Noodle and Steam-Pot Chicken, etc. Stone Forest Lijiang Old Town Black Dragon Pond Dongba Museum Naxi Music Performance Naxi style dinner Yuhu Village Baisha Village Local village flea markets Spruce Meadow and Shuhe Old Town 3 full days free time to explore and enjoy this beautiful exotic and friendly town. Then you have option to extend your trip to visit

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7 nights accommodation sharing double occupancy Daily breakfast 4 lunches and 4 dinners sightseeing All entrance fees English-speaking guide Private air-conditioned touring vehicle All taxes

HOTELS

4-star Kunming Lijiang

Jin Jiang Hotel Wang Fu Hotel

5-star Kunming Lijiang

Grand Park Kunming Wonderport International

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Lugu Lake

3 Days 2 Nights LAND TOUR PRICES HOTEL

3-star

$495 (best available hotel)

LUGULAKE

Visit the world’s only surviving matriarchal communities of Musuo minority with their own culture and tradition. Visit Musuo family, take a cruise on beautiful Lugu Lake with Musuo guide.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

3-star

$56 PRICES INCLUDE

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Round trip transportation from Lijiang to Lugu Lake (6 hours drive each way) via private air-conditioned touring vehicle 2 nights accommodation at 3* Na Gu Hotel (best available) 3 meals daily Sightseeing Musuo family visit Boat cruise English-speaking guide All taxes

Yellow Mt. (Huangshan)

3 Days 2 Nights

LAND TOUR PRICES HOTEL/SEASON

4-star 5-star

$450 (Mar. - Nov.) $480 (Mar. - Nov.) SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

4-star 5-star

$100 (Mar. - Nov.) $130 (Mar. - Nov.)

*First week May and first of October – a surcharge of $50 per person applies. PRICES INCLUDE

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Accommodation (1 night in Huangshan city 1 night on the mountain top) Daily breakfast Sightseeing Cable car tickets Entrance fees English-speaking guide Private airport transfers

VISITS & HIGHLIGHTS

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Cable car ride to the top of Yellow Mountain Beginning-to-Believe Peak The Flower-Scattering Valley The Lion Peak The Cloud-dispelling Pavilion Sunrise from the mountain top A visit to Hongcun Village Overnight in hotel on the mountain top HOTELS

4-star Huangshan city Huangshan Hotel 5-star Huangshan city

Huangshan International

NOT INCLUDED

Air ticket or train ticket, tips, anything not mentioned as included.

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Qufu & Mt. Tai

2 Days 1 Nights

LAND TOUR PRICES HOTEL

$410 per person sharing double occupancy SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

VISITS & HIGHLIGHTS

• • • • •

Confucius Temple Confucius Family Mansion Confucius Family Cemetery Mt. Tai with cable car ride Dai Temple

$64 *Surcharge of $30 applies for May 1 – 5, Sep. 20 – Oct. 20. PRICES INCLUDE

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Hotel accommodation sharing double occupancy Private transfers Entrance fee Cable car ticket Breakfast English-speaking guide

HOTELS

4-star Que Li Hotel (Best available)

Guiyang & Kaili

4 Days 3 Nights

LAND TOUR PRICES HOTEL

$550 per person sharing double occupancy SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

$117 PRICES INCLUDE

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4-star hotel accommodation Daily breakfast Sightseeing with all entrance fees Private transfers English-speaking guide.

HOTELS

4-star Que Li Hotel (Best available)

VISITS & HIGHLIGHTS

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Miao Villages and Miao family Kaili Folk Museum Guiyang Qianling Park Qingyan Ancient Town.

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Sanjiang & Zhaoxing

2 Days 1 Nights

VISITS & HIGHLIGHTS

• •

LAND TOUR PRICES HOTEL

$375 per person sharing double occupancy SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

Features unique cultures of Dong minority nationality In Sanjiang, Chengyang Wind & Rain Bridge, Mapan Drum Tower, Dong Village with its unique architecture and indigo-clad friendly Dong people. In Zhaoxing which is included in the Guinness Book of World Records for its pure ethnic culture, Tang’an Dong villages, Drum Tower and Theater Stages.

$65 PRICES INCLUDE

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3-star hotel accommodation Daily breakfast Sightseeing with all entrance fees Private transfers English-speaking guide.

HOTELS

4-star

Sanjiang Fenyuqiao International

Datong & Wild Great Wall

4 Days 3 Nights

LAND TOUR PRICES HOTEL/SEASON

4-star 5-star

$570 $610 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

4-star 5-star

$120 $150

*Surcharge may apply for May 1 - 7 and Oct. 1 - 7, and Chinese New Year

VISITS & HIGHLIGHTS

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Datong Deshengbao wild Great Wall Yungang Grottoes Wooden pagoda in Yingxian Hanging Temple Huayan Temple Nine Dragon Wall HOTELS

4-star Datong

Yan Bei Hotel

5-star Datong

Howard Johnson Jindi Plaza

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ASIA

COUNTRIES Cambodia China India Indonesia Japan Korea (South) Laos Myanmar Nepal Singapore Thailand Vietnam

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Amazing Asia 18 Days 16 Nights

Daily Departure Year-Round

LAND TOUR PRICES HOTEL/SEASON

4-star 5-star

$3495.00 per person $4080.00 per person SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

4-star 5-star

$1294 $1590

PRICES INCLUDE

Land Tour Prices include:

• DAY / ITINERARY

1

Home / Hong Kong Depart for Hong Kong.

2

Hong Kong Upon arrival, You will be greeted and escorted to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure.

3

Hong Kong Morning sightseeing will include Victoria Peak, Repulse Bay, Aberdeen Floating Village and more. Afternoon is free. (B)

4

Hong Kong / Siem Reap You will be picked up and transferred to airport and fly to Sieam Reap. Upon arrival, you will be greeted and transferred to your hotel. (B, D)

5

Siem Reap Begin today at the famous Angkor Wat temple. This afternoon, visit Preah Khan and the Banteasy Srei Temple and a 10th century Hindu temple. Our final stop will be at Phnom Bakheng for a dramatic sunset. (B, L, D)

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Siem Reap Today we will visit the ancient capital, Angkor Thom including the South Gate, the Royal Enclosrue, Phimeankas, the Elephants Terrace, the Terrace of the Leper King, and Bayon Temple. Other visits will include Prasat Kravan, Banteasy Kdei, Sras Srang, Ta Prohm, Ta Keo, Thommanon and Chau Say Tevoda. Transfer to airport and fly to Bangkok in the evening. Upon arrival in Bangkok, you will be greeted and transferred to your hotel. (B, L)

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Bangkok The city tour will include the Grand Palace and the Emerald Buddha Temple in the Morning. After lunch at a local restaurant, you will visit 3 of the most popular temples: the Golden Buddha Temple housing a 5.5 ton sold gold sculpture, the Reclining Buddha Temple with an amazing 46m long, 15m high Buddha statue, and the Marble Temple built mostly from Italian white marble and one of the finest examples of Thai architecture. Enjoy an authentic Thai dinner with cultural presentation. (B, L, D)

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Accommodations in hotels listed above sharing double occupancy Meals as indicated in the itinerary Sightseeing as shown in the itinerary All entrance fees Professional English-speaking guide Deluxe air-conditioned touring vehicle Airport transfers upon arrival and departure in each city Personal meet-and-greet services for all transfers All local taxes for meals, accommodations and transportation

NOT INCLUDED

International airfare, passport and visa fees, travel insurance, tips to guide and driver, and gratuities for hotel attendants; telephone calls, laundry, things not mentioned as included and things of personal nature.

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Amazing Asia Hong Kong (2), Siem Reap (2), Bangkok (3), Bali or Myanmar (4), Singapore (2), Tokyo or Seoul (2)

DAY / ITINERARY

8

Bangkok Free day for your choice of activity. You may enjoy shopping or free style exploration of this colorful and exciting city. (B)

9

Bangkok / Singapore After early breakfast, you will be transferred to airport and fly to Singapore. Upon arrival in early afternoon, you will be greeted and transferred to your hotel. Afternoon is at leisure. Your hotel is located right in the center of the city. Explore this beautiful cosmopolitan city.

10

Singapore In the morning, you will enjoy an introductory tour of Singapore that will include the historic China town, Little India and Arab Street. Afternoon is free. In the evening, you will take a 30-minute trishaw ride around the streets of Singapore before cruising down the Singapore River in an authentic bumboat. Continue by coach to East Coast Seafood Restaurant for dinner. (B,D)

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Singapore / Bali Take a morning flight to Bali, and arrive at Denpasar airport. Upon arrival you will be greeted and transferred to your hotel on the Nusa Dua Beach. Balance of the day is at leisure. (B)

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Bali Breakfast at the hotel. Full day is yours to relax or to explore. (B)

13

Bali Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a full day tour. Visit scenic and cultural sites include the magnificent Mt. Batur with its lake and the smoky Agung Volcano in the background, Singapadu village to see the Barong & Keris dance performance, Celuk the centre of gold and silver works, Mas the center of woodcarvings, Ubud the center of Balinese paintings, Goa Gajah (elephant cave) and the holy springs of Tirta Empul at Tampaksiring. After this, return to your hotel. (B)

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Bali Breakfast at the hotel. Full day is yours to relax or to explore. (B) When you leave Bali, you can choose Seoul or Tokyo

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Bali / Tokyo Breakfast at the hotel. Day is at leisure. You will be transferred to airport in late afternoon, and fly to Tokyo. (B)

16

Tokyo Arrive in Tokyo by 7:30 a.m. You will be greeted and transferred to your hotel. You will be picked up in the afternoon for a half day tour of Tokyo. Visits will include Tokyo Tower Observatory, Imperial Palace Plaza, Asakusa Kannon Temple, and Nakamise Shopping Arcade. Afternoon is at leisure.

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Tokyo / Mt. Fuji / Hakone / Tokyo Start a full day excursion in the morning. Visit Mt. Fuji Visitor Center and Mt. Fuji 5th Station. Enjoy Japanese-style lunch. In the afternoon, take Hakone Ropeway, visit Owakudani Valley, have a cruise on Lake Ashi, and finally you will ride a Bullet train back to Tokyo. Assistance for return to your hotel. (L)

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Tokyo / Home Free time until your airport transfer for departure.

HOTELS

Hong Kong Siem Reap Bangkok Singapore Bali Seoul Tokyo

4-star Renaissance Kowloon or Regal Kowloon Hotel Angkor Century Resort & Spa Amari Boulevard Hotel Orchard Hotel Ramada Resort Benoa Bali Somerset Palace Hotel Shiba Park Hotel

5-star Hong Kong Renaissance Harborview or Shangri-la Kowloon Siem Ream Victoria Angkor Resort Bangkok Intercontinental Hotel Singapore Pan Pacific Hotel Bali Grand Mirage Resort (on Nusa Dua Beach) Seoul Hotel Lotte Downtown or Westin Chosun Tokyo Keio Plaza Hotel

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Bali / Seoul Breakfast at hotel. Day is at leisure. In the late afternoon, you will be transferred to the airport and fly to Seoul (via Singapore) taking overnight flight. (B)

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Seoul Arrive in Seoul (Inchon International Airport). Upon arrival, you will be greeted and transferred to your hotel in downtown Seoul. Enjoy a tour of Seoul that will include Kyungbok Palace, National Folk Museum, National Palace Museum, Insa-Dong, Namsangol Hanok Village, Myungdong Fashion Street. (B, L)

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Seoul Tour will feature Jongmyo Shrine, Icheon Ceramics Village, Korea Folk Village and Seoul Tower. (B, L)

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Seoul / Home Breakfast at hotel. Day is open until your transfer to the airport. (B) IMPORTANT NOTES

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Peak season surcharge apply for Bali. July 15 – Sep. 20: $70 for 4-star, $100 for 5-star Singapore Airlines schedule will work best for this tour. Group discounts apply for booking 7 or more persons Triple occupancy and children’s discounts are available. Surcharge applies in Singapore for the following period: Orchard: May 1519, June 20-23, Sep. 22-25, Oct. 18-20, Dec. 24 & 31Pan Pacific: May 16-20, June 20-24, Sep. 22-25, Dec. 31 When listed hotels are not available, hotels of the same standard will be used. Included meal indicators: B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner

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2 PART 1

Highlights of Japan & China Year-Round

JAPAN

23 Days 21 Nights

8 Days 7 Nights (Depart: Mo. Tu. Th.)

Tokyo (3), Mt. Fuji, Hakone, Takayama (1), Shirakawa-go, Kanazawa (1), Kyoto (2) LAND TOUR PRICES HOTEL/SEASON

DAY / ITINERARY

1

Home / Tokyo Depart for Tokyo

2

Tokyo Arrive in Tokyo. Upon arrival, you will be personally greeted and escorted to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure.

3

4

5

6

Tokyo You will be picked up at 7:55 a.m. and start a full day tour of Tokyo that will include Tokyo Tower Observatory, tea ceremony at Happoen Garden, barbecue lunch at Chinzanso Restaurant, Imperial Palace Plaza, Sumida River cruise, Asakusa Kannon Temple and Nakamise Shopping Arcade and drive through Ginza Shopping District. Tokyo / Mt. Fuji / Hakone Board your motor coach at 8:45 a.m. Drive to Mt. Fuji to stop first at Mt. Fuji Visitor Center and then on to Mt. Fuji 5th Station. Enjoy Japanesestyle lunch (included). In the afternoon, drive to Togendai and takeHakone Ropeway. Visit Owakudani Valley. Take a cruise on the beautiful Lake Ashi on a Pirate Boat. Drive to Okawara Station where you will take an express train back to Tokyo. Check in to hotel for overnight in Hakone. (L) Hakone / Takayama Drive to Odawara Railway Station and board your train to Nagoya where you will take another train to Takayama. Upon arrival in Takayama, you will have a walking tour of the highlights including Yatai Kaikan Hall, Kusakabe Folk Museum, and Kami Sannomachi Street. Check in to your hotel in Takayama for overnight. Takayama / Kanazawa Takayama is nicknamed “Little Kyoto” for its well preserved historical structures. Tour starts at 8:30 a.m. Visit Morning Market of Takayama and Former Toyama Family Residence. And on to Shiragawa-go, a UNESCO World Heritage site and Gassho-Zukuri. Have an experience of making Japanaese paper in Gokayama. Drive to Kanazawa. And check in to your hotel for overnight.

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Kanazawa / Kyoto Leave hotel by 8:30 a.m. and your first visit is the famous Kenrokuen Garden, one of the three most beautiful gardens in Japan. Next stop is Kutaniyaki Pottery Kiln. Visit Old Samurai residenc (Nomura Family residence), Higashi-chaya Street. And arrive at Kanazawa Station to take a train ride to Kyoto at 4:30 p.m. Upon arrival at 5:30 p.m., you will be dropped off at your hotel.

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Kyoto / Nara / Kyoto The full day tour will include Nijo Castle, Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion), Kyoto Imperial Palace, Kyoto Handicraft Center, Todaiji Temple, Nara Park (Deer Park), Kasuga Taisha Shrine, and Nara Nagomikan.

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Kyoto / Osaka You will be picked up and transferred to Osaka Kansai Airport for departure.

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Part I Japan Year-round $3.695 Part II China Peak $3,985 Shoulder $3,627 Low $3,475 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

Part 1 Japan Year-round $908 Part II China Peak $1010 Off Peak $880 PRICES INCLUDE

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Airfares for Taiyuan-Xian-Chongqing. YichangShanghai Accommodations at listed hotels sharing double occupancy Train tickets in Japan and China according to itinerary Meals as indicated in the itinerary Yangtse River cruise (downstream) with all shore excursions Sightseeing as shown in the itinerary All entrance fees Professional English-speaking guide Deluxe air-conditoined touring vehicle Airport transfers upon arrival and departure in each city with personal meet-and greet services. Transfers to and from railway stations in Tokyo, Kyoto, Beijing, and Taiyuan All local taxes for meals, accommodations and transportation. NOT INCLUDED

International airfare from home to Tokyo and return from Shanghai, passport and visa fees, travel insurance, tips to guide and driver, and gratuities for hotel and ship’s attendants; telephone calls, laundry, things not mentioned as included and things of personal nature.

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PART 2

23 Days 21 Nights

CHINA

15 Days 14 Nights (Depart: Daily Mar. through Nov.

Beijing (4), Pingyao (1), Xian (2), Yangtze Cruise (3), Shanghai (4), Suzhou

HOTELS

JAPAN Tokyo Hakone Takayama Kanazawa Kyoto

Keio Plaza Hotel Hotel Kowakien Hida Plaza Hotel Hotel Nikko ANA Hotel Kyoto

CHINA Beijing Shanghai Xian Suzhou Hangzhou

Sunworld Dynasty Hotel Renaissance Shanghai Titanic Times Hotel Garden View Hotel Landison Plaza Hotel

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DAY / ITINERARY

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Osaka / Beijing Fly to Beijing in the morning. Upon arrival, you will be greeted and escorted to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure.

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Beijing Your guide will meet you at your hotel and provide a full day tour including Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, and Liulichang which has been well known since 17th century Qing Dynasty as the street selling old books, paintings, calligraphy and other arts. Whether you buy or not, it will be an interesting place to visit. In the evening, enjoy Peking Opera in Huguang Guild Hall where the best Peking Opera is performed. You will have dinner in the neighboring Chuwan Hall with excellent cuisine. (B,L,D)

11

Beijing Today your guide will take you to the Great Wall, Ming Tomb, and Sacred Way. Last stop is at the Beijing’s famous Acrobatic Show. (B, L, D)

12

Beijing Experience a ride on a tricycle in Hutong (the Old Beijing) and visit a typical traditional Chinese home where you can learn how to make dumplings, enjoy lunch in the home. Visit Drum Tower (Drums were used for telling time in the morning and at dusk and also for music as early as 3rd century BC. Then visit Yonghegong Lamasary, and Shichahai scenic and leisure area with three lakes surrounded by historic places, old style homes and courtyards, and many fine restaurants. This evening, you will have dinner at the famous Kaorouji BBQ Restaurant. After dinner, have a stroll on Wangfujing Street. (B, L, D)

13

Beijing / Taiyuan / Pingyao Visit Beijing Zoo to see Pandas. You will be escorted to Beijing railway station. Take the high speed train to Taiyuan. Upon arrival, you will be greeted and transferred to Pingyao ancient city, one of the best preserved cities from Ming and Qing dynasties, where you can see and learn about the real authentic traditional Chinese architecture and cultures. (B, L, D)

14

Pingyao / Xian Explore Pingyao Old Town – Ming&Qing Street, City Wall, Rishengchang Draft Bank, and Pingyao Ancient Government Office. Then visit Shuanglin Temple to see 2000 Buddhist color sculptures. After full day tour, you will be escorted to Taiyuan airport and fly to Xian. Upon arrival, you will be greeted and transferred to your hotel. (B, L, D)

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Xian Today, you will visit Terra Cotta Warriors, Huaqing Hot Spring, and in the afternoon, visit the ancient City Wall perfectly preserved from Tang Dynasty of 8th century. If you know how to ride a bike, you are invited to ride a bike on the wall with your guide. This may become a highlight of your tour. Then drive to Andingmen Gate (a photo stop) which is the starting point of the Silk Road, and then visit Big Goose Pagoda. In the evening, you will treated with Dumpling Banquet and Tang Dynasty Cultural Show. (B, L, D)

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Xian / Chongqing / Yangtze Cruise By mid-morning, you will be transferred to airport and fly to Chongqing. Upon arrival, you will be greeted and provided with an introductory tour of Chongqing before being transferred to the pier for embarkation on Yangtze cruise ship. Sailing starts in the evening.

17

Yangtze Cruise Arrive at Fengdu and enjoy a short excursion. See the new resettlement town on the Yangtze’s south bank, a farmer’s home and a local market. Sail continues.

18

Yangtze Cruise Sail through the first of the fabled Three Gorges: Qutang Gorge. And at Wushan, take an excursion up the Daning River to see the splendid Small Gorges. Or you may visit Shennong Stream with its beautiful small gorges. Sail through Wu Gorge with its Twelve Peaks. Next is Xiling Gorge, the most scenic of all the gorges. Sail through the huge Three Gorge Dam ship locks.

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Yangtze Cruise / Yichang / Shanghai In the morning, stop at San Dou Ping for a shore excursion to see construction at the massive Three Gorges Dam, the world’s largest hydroelectric project. Arrive in Yichang. You will be greeted and transferred to Yichang airport for a flight to Shanghai, the China’s largest and most cosmopolitan commercial and business center. You will be greeted and transferred to your hotel. (B, D)

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Shanghai Visit the Bund and enjoy Huangpu River cruise along the Shanghai’s skyscrapers and historic land marks, walk Bund Sightseeing Tunnel under the Huangpu River. Visit Jinmao Tower Observation Deck and Shintiandi (New World), super modern shopping, entertainment and restaurant district where you can explore and enjoy a fine Western dining. Dinner is on your own. (B, L)

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Shanghai Breakfast at the hotel. Full day is yours to explore the city. Don’t the excellent shopping bargains in the Nanjing Street shopping district and other famous shopping areas. You will also enjoy visiting Shintiandi (New World) where you can enjoy fine Western cuisines from all over the world, and upscale shopping.

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Shanghai / Zhouzhuang / Suzhou / Shanghai Drive to Zhouzhuang, an ancient town built in the water with numerous waterways. The town is well-preserved. Upon arrival in Suxhou, visit Humble Administrator’s Garden and have a cruise on Grand Canal, and Suzhou’s #1 Silk Factory. Drive back to Shanghai. (B, L, D)

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Shanghai / Home Breakfast at hotel. You will be transferred to airport for departure. (B)

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China, Korea & Japan 15 Days 13 Nights

Daily departures (limited departures in Winter)

LAND TOUR PRICES HOTEL/SEASON

Low Shoulder High 4-star $3960 $4035 $4155 5-star $4540 $4765 $4840 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

Low Shoulder High 4-star $895 $945 $1028 5-star $1200 $1354 $1400 SEASON

Low - Dec. / Jan. / Feb. Shoulder - Jun. / Jul. / Aug. / Apr. / May / Sep. High - Oct. / Nov. PRICES INCLUDE

DAY / ITINERARY

1

Home / Beijing Depart for Beijing.

2

Beijing Arrive in Beijing. You will be greeted by your local guide and escorted to your hotel. Assisted for check-in. Balance of the day at leisure.

3

Beijing Your guide will meet you at your hotel and provide a full day tour including Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, and Liulichang which has been well known since 17th century Qing Dynasty as the street selling old books, paintings, calligraphy and other arts. Whether you buy or not, it will be an interesting place to visit. In the evening, enjoy Peking Opera in Huguang Guild Hall where the best Peking Opera is performed. You will have dinner in the neighboring Chuwan Hall with excellent cuisine. (B, L, D)

4

Beijing Today your guide will take you to the Great Wall, Ming Tomb, and Sacred Way. Last stop is at the Beijing’s famous Acrobatic Show. Peking Duck Dinner. (B, L, D)

5

Beijing Visit Temple of Heaven in the morning, and join locals to do Taichi, dancing, singing, etc. Visit Hutong (the Old Beijing) and visit a typical traditional Chinese home where you can learn how to make dumplings, enjoy lunch in the home. Visit Drum Tower (Drums were used for telling time in the morning and at dusk and also for music as early as 3rd century BC. Then visit Yonghegong Lamasary, and Shichahai scenic and leisure area with three lakes surrounded by historic places, old style homes and courtyards, and many fine restaurants. This evening, you will have dinner at the famous Kaorouji BBQRestaurant. (B, L, D)

6

Beijing / Shanghai After breakfast, transfer to airport and fly to Shanghai. Upon arrival, you are greeted and transferred to your hotel. After lunch, enjoy Huangpu River cruise, Jinmao Tower and Bund. Free time in Shintiandi (New World). (B,L)

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Local airfares Beijing-Shanghai Train fares in Japan Accommodations sharing double occupancy in hotels listed Meals as indicated in the itinerary Sightseeing as described in the itinerary All entrance fees Professional English-speaking guide Air-conditioned touring vehicle/coach Train station transfers Airport transfers upon arrival and departure in each dity Personal meet-and-greet services in each city All local taxes and service charge for meals, accommodations and transportation NOT INCLUDED

Airfare other than those mentioned as included, visa fee, travel insurance, tips to guide, driver and hotel attendant, telephone calls, laundry, things not mentioned as included, and things of personal nature.

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China, Korea & Japan Beijing (3), Shanghai (3), Seoul (3), Tokyo (2), Kyoto (2) HOTELS

Beijing Shanghai Seoul Tokyo Kyoto

4-star Beijing Holiday Inn Shanghai Holiday Inn Somerset Palace Grand Prince Hotel Takanawa New Miyako

Beijing Shanghai Seoul Tokyo Kyoto

5-star Sunworld Dynasty Hotel Renaissance Shanghai Hotel Lotte Seoul Keio Plaza or The Prince Park Tower Hotel Monterey Kyoto or Hotel Okura Kyoto

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DAY / ITINERARY

7

Shanghai The tour will include Yuyuan Garden with time to explore Shanghai Old Street, New Shanghai Museum, and shopping at Nanjing Street. Dinner at the famous Locomotive Restaurant. (B, L, D)

8

Shanghai / Seoul After breakfast, you will be transferred to airport and fly to Seoul. Upon arrival at Seoul Inchon International Airport, you will be greeted by your guide and transferred to downtown Seoul. Lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, enjoy a tour of Seoul featuring Gyeongbok Palace, Folk Museum, Seoul Tower and Insadong. (B, D)

9

Seoul Today you will have an excursion outside of Seoul visiting Folk Village where you will see and experience the old life styles, traditional foods, performances, etc. followed by a visit to the famous pottery kiln in Icheon. Lunch is included. (B, L)

10

Seoul Full day is yours for shopping. Explore fashionable boutiques in Myuongdong, famous department store such as Shinsaegae or Lotte, or wholesale markets at South Gate (Namdaemun) and/or East Gate (Dongdaemun) for excellent bargains for quality goods. You may choose to visit fun places such as Lotte World, Everland or Seoul Land where you can have a full day of fun just like local Koreans. Try Ginseng Chicken Soup for lunch. (B)

11

Seoul / Tokyo Take a morning flight to Tokyo. Upon arrival in early afternoon, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Tokyo. Balance of the day is leisure. Enjoy Tokyo Night Life tour this evening. You will have a Japanese style dinner (choice of Sukiyaki, Sashimi, tempura or vegetarian meal). Drive through Rainbow Bridge and visit Odaiba, drive by Ginza Shopping District and National Diet Building, and visit Roppongi Hills Observatory. You will be dropped off at your hotel. (B, L)

12

Tokyo Morning tour of Tokyo will highlight Tokyo Tower Observatory, Imperial Palace Plaza, Asakusa Kannon Temple and Nakamise Shopping Arace. The tour will finish at Akihabara or Tokyo Station, and your guide will assist for return trip to your hotel. Or you may choose to spend your time in the city on your own.

13

Tokyo / Mt. Fuji / Hakone / Kyoto Drive to Mt. Fuji after breakfast. Stop at the Mt. Fuji Visitor Center, and Mt. Fuji 5th Station. Have a Japanese style lunch, and continue to Hakone where you will take Hakone Ropeway and visit Owakudani Valley. Take a Pirate Boat cruise on Lake Ashi. Arrive at Odawara Station for a train ride to Kyoto. Upon arrival in Kyoto, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. (L)

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Kyoto / Nara / Kyoto Full day tour will visit Nijo Castle, Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion), Kyoto Imperial Palace. You will have a buffet style lunch. In the afternoon, visit Todaiji Temple with Great Buddha , Nara Park , Kasuga Taisha Shrine and Nara Nagomikan. (L)

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Kyoto / Osaka / Home You will be picked up and transferred to Osaka Kansai International Airport and fly home.

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Thailand & Cambodia Highlights Daily Departure Year-Round

11 Days 9 Nights LAND TOUR PRICES HOTEL/SEASON

DAY / ITINERARY

1

Home / Bangkok Depart for Bangkok

2

Bangkok Arrive in Bangkok. You will be greeted and escorted to your hotel and assisted for check-in. Orientation for the hotel and the tour. Balance of the day is free.

3

Bangkok In the morning, visit the Royal Grand Palace, the nation’s landmark and most praised royal monument in Thailand with the enclosed and dazzling WAT Phra Keo with its revered Emerald Buddha, the Golden Chedi, the Pantheon of the Chakri Kings and the Eight Coloured Towers is a must. Wat Pho is also regarded as the first center of public education. It is also the home of Thai traditional massage. Here, you will enjoy a 30-minutes Thai massage as an excellent break after a morning sightseeing. In the afternoon, travel along the bustling Chao Phya River and the quiet Klongs (canals) in a long tail boat enjoying scenes of life by the water. We bring you to a more traditional way of living, more serene and traditional, away from all the high-rise buildings of Bangkok city center, as we gently pass Thonburi residential areas. A stop will be made at the Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun). Finally a visit to the Flower and vegetable market will round off the day. In the evening, enjoy dinner with Siam Niramit Show (buffet dinner). The spectacular 80 minutes’s Siam Niramit show at the 2,000 seat Ratchada Grand Theatre on Ratchadapisek Road is the first of its kind in Bangkok, a grand theatrical production celebrating Thai history and culture, old and new. (B, L, D)

4

Bangkok Breakfast at hotel. All day is yours to explore at your own pace. Or take an excursion of your choice. Examples: Ayuthaya, Kanchanaburi with River Quai, or Monkey Forest. (B)

5

Bankgok / Chiang Rai After breakfast, you will be transferred to airport and fly to Chiang Rai. Upon arrival in Chiang Rai, you will visit Akha and Yao hill tribe villages. Next you visit ancient Chiang Saen, Wat Pasak and Wat Chedi Luang. Lunch is provided at a local restaurant. This afternoon, visit the Golden Triangle and take a boat down the Khong River to visit Koh don Sao. Last visit to the Opium House. Visit Mae Sai the border town between Thailand and Myanmar. Overnight in Chiang Rai. (B, L, D)

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Chiang Rai / Lisu Leave for Lisu this morning, a minority village. Arrive at Lisu Lodge and a traditional welcome drink will be served. Late morning, walk through the village with Lisu guide. Start from Ton Lung temple to view the herbal garden, then continue to visit the Lisu village families with a stop for a cup of tea and a spot of traditional medicine at the shaman’s house. Return to Lisu Lodge for a tasty Thai Lunch. Lisu Lodge is well known for its excellent food. Visit the cultural center and museum with collection of typical household items and tools from the Lisu as well as the Akha mountain peoples. During the balance of the afternoon, enjoy activities provided by the lodge. Dinner and overnight at the lodge. (B, L, D)

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4-star 5-star

$2,495.00 per person $2,945.00 per person

Thailand only: 4-star $1,785.00 per person 5-star $1,995.00 per person SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

4-star 5-star

$586 $920

Thailand only: 4-star $440 5-star $650 PRICES INCLUDE

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Airfares for Bangkok-Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai-Bangkok, Bangkok-Siem Reap Accommodations at listed hotels sharing double occupancy Sightseeing as shown in the itinerary All entrance fees Professional English-speaking guide Deluxe air-conditoined touring vehicle Airport transfers upon arrival and departure in each city with personal meet-and greet services All local taxes for meals, accommodations and transportation. NOT INCLUDED

Airfare from home to Bangkok and return from Siem Reap, Passport and visa fees, travel insurance, tips to guide and driver, and gratuities for hotel and ship’s attendants; telephone calls, laundry, things not mentioned as included and things of personal nature.

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Thailand & Cambodia Highlights Bangkok (3), Mae Sai, Chiang Rai (1), Chiang Mai (2), Siem Reap (3) HOTELS

Bangkok Chiang Rai Chiang Mai Chiang Mai Siem Reap

4-star Amari Boulevard Imperial Golden Triangle Lisu Lodge Rachamankha Hotel Angkor Century Resort

Bangkok Chiang Rai Chiang Mai Chiang Mai Siem Reap

5-star Intercontinental Imperial Golden Triangle Lisu Lodge Le Meridien Chiang Mai Victoria Angkor Resort

DAY / ITINERARY

7

Lisu / Chiang Mai Enjoy breakfast at the Lodge and bid farewell to Lisu. Drive to Chiang Mai. Stop at Doi Suthep, the most sacred temple in the north of Thailand; the Wat Prathat Doi Suthep is containing a holy relic of the Lord Buddha. Tucked away in the mountain at an elevation of 1,056 meters, the temple is reached using a Naga (7-headed dragon) railing. Enjoy an exhilarating view of China Mai from the temple compound. Drive down and to the city center to visit some of the other impressive temples of Chiang Mai. (No short sleeves allowed for temple visits). In the evening, enjoy Kantoke dinner with traditional dance. One of the most famous northern foods in Chiang Mai is the Kantoke dinner. Diners will sit on the floor and shar a succession of tasty dishes. Local dancers dressed in traditional costumes will entertain you with the Sword Dance, Candle dance, Fingernail dance and the Rumwong where guests are invited to participate. After dinner there will be a special hill tribe show featuring the various hill tribes of Northern Thailand. (B, L, D)

8

Chiang Mai / Bangkok / Siem Reap After breakfast, transfer to airport and fly to Bangkok, where you will connect to a flight to Siem Reap (Cambodia). Upon arrival, you will be greeted and transferred to your hotel. Dinner and overnight. (B, D)

9

Siem Reap In the morning, start the day with an excursion to Kampong Kleang by Tonle Sap Lake. Take a boat and explore the floating fishing villages that live at the edge of the lake. Return to the city and visit the fortified city of ANGKOR THOM that covers an area of square km. Enclosed by a wall and wide moats, the city includes many of Angkor’s most popular sights. Enter by the monumental South Gate over a causeway lined on either side by statues of demons and gods, each carrying a giant naga. Continue to the Terrace of The Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King, adorned with dramatic bas reliefs. Visit the ruined Baphuon, Royal Enclosure and Phimeanakas before continuing to Bayon Temple. In this temple, one of the most popular and compelling in Angkor, explore the galleries of beautifully preserved bas reliefs and ascend narrow stairs to reach the central sanctuary, where you will find giant stone faces smiling enigmatically down at you from every angle. Watch the sunset over the Cambodian countryside from the upper terraces of an ancient Angkorian temple. (B, L, D)

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Siem Reap The crowning jewel of Khmer architecture, ANGKOR WAT is the national symbol and the highlight of any visit to Cambodia. The largest, best preserved, and most religiously significant of the Angkor temples, Angkor Wat impresses visitors both by its sheer scale and beautifully proportioned layout, as well as the delicate artistry of its carvings. To approach the temple, first cross the vast moat, continuing along a broad causeway lined with naga balustrades. As you enter the main building, ascend through a series of galleries and courtyard before reaching the central sanctuary, which offers beautiful views back over the causeway and across the surrounding countryside. On the way, stop to enjoy the intricate stone carvings that adorn nearly every surface, with some 1,700 Apsaras, or celestial dancers, sculpted into the walls. TA PROHM, one of the most popular attractions of Angkor as much of the jungle has not been cleared and it looks very much as most of the Angkor monuments would have appeared when European explorers first stumbled across them. Banteay Srei is considered to be the jewel of classical Khmer art. (B, L, D) Siem Reap / Home After breakfast, you will be transferred to airport. (B)

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Bangkok plus Phuket Daily Departure Year-Round

Three fun and exciting days in Bangkok with deluxe accommodation at Centara Grand at Central World, followed by truly relaxing luxury vacation in beautiful beachfront resort on Phuket. You can enjoy a deluxe room, Junior Suite with ocean view or a Ocean Front Junior Suite in luxurious Katathani Resort.

DAY / ITINERARY

1

Home / Bangkok Depart for Bangkok.

2

Bangkok Arrive in Bangkok. You will be greeted and escorted to your hotel for check-in. Balance of the day is at leisure.

3

Bangkok A visit to the Royal Grand Palace, the nation’s landmark and most praised royal monument in Thailand, with the enclosed and dazzling Wat Phra Keo with its revered Emerald Buddha, the Golden Chedi, the Pantheon of the Chakri Kings and the Eight Colored Towers, is a must. It is considered by many to be a living example of classical Siamese Court, being the former residence of the kings of Thailand. Wat Pho is also regarded as the first center of public education and is sometimes called Thailand’s first university. One of the subjects taught at this school included Thai traidiotnal massage. Here you will enjoy a 30-minute Thai massage. It is an excellent break after a morning sightseeing. (This is not offered to all tourists, and is only provided with special request. It is included in our program). Experience an afternoon trip along the bustling Chao Phya River and the quiet Klongs (canals) in a long tail boat enjoying scenes of life by the river. We bring you to a more traditional way of living, more serence and traditional, away from all the high-rise and modern buildings of Bangkok city center, as we gently pass Thonburi residential areas. A stop will be made at the Temple of Dawn. Finally a visit to the colorful Flower and Vegetable Market will round off this day. (When visiting the Grand Palace, please do not wear sleeveless, shorts or sandals). Enjoy dinner with Siam Niramit Show with sumptuous buffet dinner. The spectacular 80 minutes’ Siam Nirmit Show at the 2,000 seat Ratchada Grand Theater is the first of its kind in Bangkok – a grand theatrical production celebrating Thai history and culture, old and new with full orchestra. (B, L, D)

10 Days 8 Nights LAN D T O U R P R I C E S PRICES INCLUDE

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Accommodations at hotels mentioned sharing double occupancy Buffet breakfast and lunch or dinner daily Sightseeing in Bangkok as shown All entrance fees English-speaking guide One way airfare from Bangkok to Phuket Airport transfers (private) in each destination Personal meet-and-greet services for each arrival and escort service for departure All local taxes and service charge for meals, accommodations and transportation. NOT INCLUDED

Airfare other than the fare mentioned as included, passport fee, travel insurance, tips to guide and driver, telephone calls, laundry, things not mentioned as included, and things of personal nature.

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Included meal indicators: B-breakfast, L-lunch, Ddinner Suites have day bed and may be used for a child Package include breakfast plus one more meal each day. You may choose lunch or dinner daily at Katathani, Phuket There is a sofa bed in addition to King or two queen beds in Deluxe, Junior Suite or Ocean Front Junior Suite at Katathani. In suites, three separate living spaces including day bed area in suites. Suitable for 2 adults plus child under 12 on day bed (3 adults with extra bed)

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Bangkok

Centara Grand at Central World

Phuket

Katathani Beach Resort

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Bangkok plus Phuket Bangkok (3), Phuket (5) DAY / ITINERARY

5

Bangkok Breakfast at hotel. Day is free for shopping or additional excursion of your interest. Available excursions are Damnoen Floating Market and Rose Garden with Thai Village Show, Ayuthaya, or Kanchanaburi with River Kwai. (B)

6

Bangkok / Phuket You will be transferred to airport after breakfast. Fly to Phuket. Upon arrival, you will be greeted and transferred to luxurious Katathani Beach Resort. Unwind and relax. (B, L or D)

7

Phuket / Phi Phi Island / Phuket Breakfast at hotel. Day is free. (B, L or D) Optional activity: Excursion to Phi Phi Island Enjoy a full day excursion to Phi Phi Island.Take a comfortable boat and reach one of the tropical islands in the Andaman Sea; you have heard of, yet never had the chance to visit. This amazing adventure starts in the early morning as guests set out by Cruiser Boat from the Pier to the scenic Phi Phi Islands (Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Le), located about 45 km from Phuket. Sightseeing excursions include Loh Sa Mah and Phi Phi Ley cove as well as Maya Bay, where the 2000 film “the Beach” (starring Leonardo Dicaprio and Tilda Swinton) was filmed. A chance to observe the majestic undersea world is also available for guests who enjoy snorkeling. If you are more the exploring type and Phi Phi’s natural beauty is not enough, there is plenty to do on and off the island. Phi Phi Ley is home to the Viking Cave, a large limestone cavern, where ancient rock paintings can be found. Thought to resemble Viking ships – hence the name of the cave – they are predicted to be 3000 to 4000 years old. This is a perfect spot to experience the colours and rhythms of the tropical hideaway.

8

Phuket Full day at leisure. (B, L or D)

9

Phuket Full day at leisure. (B, L or D)

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Phuket Full day at leisure. (B, L or D)

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Phuket / Bangkok / Home After breakfast, you will be transferred to airport for departure. (B)

Superor Room at Centara Grand plus Katathani Phuket

Apr. 1 – Oct. 12 Nov. 1 – Dec. 21 Dec. 22 – Jan. 10 Jan. 11 – Mar. 31

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Deluxe Room Junior Suite Junior Suite w/balcony & Balcony/Terrace Balcony/Terrace Ocean View Ocean View Ocean Front Thai style deco Panoramic view $1462 $1666 $2220 $1807

$1525 $1775 $2382 $1970

$1570 $1885 $2490 $2080

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Highlights of Cambodia & Laos 10 Days 8 Nights

Daily Departure Year-Round

LAND TOUR PRICES HOTEL/SEASON

DAY / ITINERARY

1

Home / Phnom Penh Depart for Phnom Penh.

2

Phnom Penh Upon arrival, you will be greeted by your guide and transferred to your hotel.

3

4

Phnom Penh / Siem Reap After breakfast, explore Phnom Penh, a chaotic, energetic and always fascinating city, graceful tree-lined boulevards and riverfront promenades are reminders of bygone eras; today they teem with life and activities, as motorcycles weave in and out of traffic, vendor hawk their wares, and pedestrians go about their business. Start your tour with an insight into Cambodia’s cultural heritage with a visit to the Royal Palace, still the official residence of King Norodom Sihamoi and the adjacent Silver Pagoda, also known as the Pagoda of the Emerald Buddha. Continue to the elegant National Museum, which contains a comprehensive collection of Khmer Art. Finally, explore the modernday city, visiting one of the Phnom Penh’s two great markets, the Central Market, located in a distinctive domed Art Deco building, and the sprawling Russian Market, a labyrinth of stalls selling everything from CDs and DVDs to silks, crafts, jewelry and more. You will then be transferred to airport for a short flight ot Siem Reap. Upon arrival, visit the fortified city of ANGKOR THOM that covers an area of square km. Enclosed by a wall and wide moats, the city includes many of Angkor’s most popular sights. Enter by the monumental South Gate over a causeway lined on either side by statues of demons and gods, each carrying a giant naga. Continue to the Terrace of The Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King, adorned with dramatic bas reliefs. Visit the ruined Baphuon, Royal Enclosure and Phimeanakas before continuing to Bayon Temple. In this temple, one of the most popular and compelling in Angkor, explore the galleries of beautifully preserved bas reliefs and ascend narrow stairs to reach the central sanctuary, where you will find giant stone faces smiling enigmatically down at you from every angle. Watch the sunset over the Cambodian countryside from the upper terraces of an ancient Angkorian temple. (B, L, D)

4-5 star 5-star

$1,790.00 per person $2,225.00 per person SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

4-5 star 5-star

$456 $770 PRICES INCLUDE

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Airfares & airport taxes: Phnom Penh-Siem ReapLuang Prabang-Vientiane Accommodations at listed hotels sharing double occupancy Sightseeing as shown in the itinerary All entrance fees Professional English-speaking guide Deluxe air-conditioned touring vehicle Airport transfers upon arrival and departure in each city with personal meet-and greet services All local taxes & service charges for meals, accommodations and transportation. NOT INCLUDED

Airfare from home to Phnom Penh and return from Vientiane, Passport and visa fees, travel insurance, tips to guide and driver, and gratuities for hotel and ship’s attendants; telephone calls, laundry, things not mentioned as included and things of personal nature.

Siem Reap The crowning jewel of Khmer architecture, ANGKOR WAT is the national symbol and the highlight of any visit to Cambodia. The largest, best preserved, and most religiously significant of the Angkor temples, Angkor Wat impresses visitors both by its sheer scale and beautifully proportioned layout, as well as the delicate artistry of its carvings. To approach the temple, first cross the vast moat, continuing along a broad causeway lined with naga balustrades. As you enter the main building, ascend through a series of galleries and courtyard before reaching the central sanctuary, which offers beautiful views back over the causeway and across the surrounding countryside. On the way, stop to enjoy the intricate stone carvings that adorn nearly every surface, with some 1,700 Apsaras, or celestial dancers, sculpted into the walls. TA PROHM, one of the most popular attractions of Angkor as much of the jungle has not been cleared and it looks very much as most of the Angkor monuments would have appeared when European explorers first stumbled across them. Banteay Srei is considered to be the jewel of classical Khmer art. (B, L, D)

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Highlights of Cambodia & Laos Phnom Penh (1), Siem Reap (3), Luang Prabang (3), Vientiane (1) DAY / ITINERARY

6

Siem Reap / Luang Prabang Transfer to airport in the morning, and fly to Luang Prabang. Upon arrival, you will be greeted and transferred to your hotel. (Flights operate on Mondays Tuedays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays only currently). Balance of the day is free to explore the fascinating town on your own.

7

Luang Prabang Set between the Nam Khan and Mekong rivers, Luang Prabang is an enchanting town filled with historic temples and colonial style buildings. The entire town was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995. Start the day at Wat Visoun. The oldest living temple in Luang Prabang, Wat Visoun dates back to 1513 and contains a collection of antique wooden Buddha. Visit the nearby Wat Aham before continuing to Wat Xieng Thong, the crowning jewel of all the monasteries and temples in the city. Its many ornate buildings feature exquisite mosaic and gold-stenciled murals. From there, stroll down the main street of Luang Prabang, stopping at some of the many temples that line its sides, including Wat Sibounheuang, Wat Si Moungkhoun, Wat Sop and Wat Sene. Continue to the National Museum (Royal Palace), a modest but graceful building which combines traditional Lao and French beau-arts motifs.This turn-of-the-century royal residence has been preserved as it was when the royal family last lived here and provides unique insights into the history of Laos. (Closed on Tuesdays). Afterwards, visit Wat Mai. Today’s last stop will be Mount Phousi for great sunset. Climb 328 steps starting from entrance on the opposite side of National Museum to the small temples atop Phou Si, the 150m high hill which sits in the middle of the town, offering beautiful views over the temples and river.

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Luang Prabang Travel up the Mekong River by boat to the steep limestone cliffs overlooking the Mekong and Nam Ou rivers, home to the THAM PAK OU CAVES. These extraordinary caves are filled with Buddha images of every style and materials imaginable. On the way to Pak Ou Cave, stop at Ban Xang Hai Village, a local village famous for the production of lao lao, the local rice wine whisky. Continue by vehicle to Kuang Si Waterfall, to visit local minority village. Continue by car to Kuang Si Waterfall located in a perfect natural setting near Luang Prabang. This multi-tiered waterfall tumbles over limestone formations into a series of turquoise pools. Enjoy swimming in the clear water or just relax in the natural environment. Visit local village on the way, before returning to Luang Prabang by vehicle.

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Luang Prabang / Vientiane In the morning, fly to Vientiane, the capital of Laos. Vientiane still feels like a sleepy city with relaxed charm, tree-lined boulevards, interesting wats and colorful markets. Tour the different highlights of the city, including Pha That Luang, a leaning golden stupa which is perhaps the most important national monument in Laos; Ho Pha Keo, the formal royal temple, now a museum with beautiful examples of Buddhist sculpture; Wat Si Saket; and PaTuxai, a monumental arch inspred by the Arc de Triomphe, but executed with Lao motifs. Overnight in Vientiane.

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Vientiane / Home After breakfast, you will be transferred to airport in time for departure.

HOTELS

4-star Phnom Penh Siem Reap Luang Prabang Vientiane

Sunway Hotel Angkor Century Resort Villa Santi Hotel Green Park Boutique Hotel 5-star

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Intercontinental Phnom Penh Victoria Angkor Resort Le Palais Juliana Luang Prabang Settha Palace Hotel

Siem Reap Take an excursion this morning outside of Siem Reap to Kampong Keang situated northeast shore on the edge of Tonle Sap Lake. The boat trip on the lake will explore the floating fishing villages that live at the edges of the D A Y / I T I N E forests R A R Y and fishing farms. Relake, passing submerged turn to Siem Reap to visit the Cultural Village, a unique open air museum with exhibits that represent the various ethnicities and cultures in Cambodia. Exhibits include replicas of important buildings and building styles, traditional apsara dances, ethnic performances and demonstrations of traditional Khmer rituals. Then visit the Chantiers Ecoles (Artisans d’Angkor), a vocational center that trains 650 apprentices a year in fine arts and crafts. Guided tour will visit different workshops.

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Vietnam & Cambodia 13 Days 11 Nights

Daily Departure Year-Round

LAND TOUR PRICES HOTEL/SEASON

DAY / ITINERARY

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Home / Hanoi Depart for Hanoi.

2

Hanoi Arrive in Hanoi. You will be greeted and escorted to your hotel, and assisted for check-in. You will be provided with orientation for your tour in Vietnam.

3

Hanoi Although it is the modern-day capital of Vietnam, Hanoi still retains the mystery and charm of past centuries. Narrow lanes and traditional shophouses invite an exciting exploration by walking, while its many beautiful public spaces such as lakes, parks, tree-lined boulevards and monuments give the city an air of elegance and harmony with nature unique among Asian capitals. Begin your day visiting the Temple of Literature, a peaceful series of walled courtyards and graceful gateways, and one of the best serving examples of traditional Vietnamese architecture. Founded in 1070 and dedicated to Confucius, this was also the site of Vietnam’s first university. Continue to the miniature One Pillar Pagoda. Next, visit the vast Ho Chi Minh Memorial Complex, a lovely park setting which is home to Ho Chi Minh’s final resting place. Continue to the Museum of Ethnology (closed on Mondays and Vietnam’s New Year), which brings to life the astonishing ethnic diversity in Vietnam, with art and artifacts from the 54 different ethnic groups that inhabit the country. In the afternoon, visit Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple, the magnificent Opera House and St. Joseph’s Cathedral. You will enjoy Water Puppet Show, a fantastic arm form originated in the northern Vietnam. (B,L, D)

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Hanoi / Halong Bay / Hanoi Depart from Hanoi in the morning for scenic Halong Bay. Arriving at the pier around noon, board your charming traditional wooden junk for cruising through the Bay. Lunch will be served while boat cruising through the bay. Cruise by rock formations with such names as Stone Dog, Incense Burner, and Flighting Cock. At the core of the islets, there are two wonderful caves and grottoes to visit as Thien Cung (heavenly Residence Grotto), Dau Go (Drifwood Grotto) before returning to Halong pier. Disembark at Halong pier at around 4:30 p.m. and return to Hanoi. (B, L)

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Hanoi / Hue After breakfast, you are transferred to airport and fly to Hue. Upon arrival in Hue, enjoy a tour of this Old Imperial City. Located in the heart of Hue is the Imperial Citadel, a vast complex built in the early 19th century and modeled after the Forbidden City of Beijing. The original was stretched for 10 km (6 ¼ miles) and were surrounded by a wide moat. Today most of the buildings have been destroyed due to bombings during the last war, but the monuments that remain provide a fascinating glimpose into the court life of the Nguyen Dynasty. Drive past the Flag Tower, Ngo Mon Gate, and arrive at Dien Tho Palace, where the Queen Mother lived. Visit Thai Hoa Palace, the Halls of the Mandarins, and the original Nine Dynastic Urns. Visit Dong Ba Market, a local market near the Imperial City, before checkin in to your hotel. Overnight in Hue. (B, L, D)

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Hue / Hoi An Enjoy a leisurely boat ride down the Perfume River, stopping first at the iconic Thien Mu Pagoda, and elegant seven-tiered octagonal tower which has become Hue’s most widely recognized monument. Continue cruising into the countryside to the Imperial Tomb of Minh Mang, a majestic comlex of courtyards, pavilions and temples in a beautiful natural setting. Then drive to Hoi An with sightseeing in Danang. Journey from Hue over scenic mountainous roads with spectacular views over the coastline. Halfway between Danang and Hue lies the dramatic Hai Van Pass, the high dividing line between the climate zones of north and south Vietnam. Continue southwards passing Lang Co, a lovely stretch of beach curving outwards between a clear blue lagoon and the South China Sea. After arriving in Danang, tour the Cham Museum, an elegant colonial building which now houses the finest collection of Cham sculpture in the world and briefly pass Non Nuoc Beach, a famous spot for American soldiers during the Vietnam War. Continue south to Hoi An, stopping enroute to visit the Marble Mountains, five stone hillocks, once islands, that now rise sharply from the surrounding ricefields. Riddled with caves and shrines, they are said to each represent one of the five elements of the universe. Overnight in Hoi An. (B, L, D)

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Hoi An / Danang / Saigon Hoi An is a picturesque riverside town south of Danang. Known as Faifo to early western traders, it was one of South East Asia’s major international ports during the 17th , 18th and 19th centuries. Now, this beautifully preserved historic city is best seen on foot. The walking tour includes: Japanese Covered Bridge Pagoda, Sa Huynh Museum, Tran Family Chapel, Phuoc Kien Assembly Hall, and Lantern Making Workshop. Then transfer to Danang airport and fly to Saigon. (B, L)

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Saigon A vibrant metropolis, Saigon teems with energy, activity and motion. Everywhere you look, you see the meeting of traditional and modern life. The emerging modern skyline stands check by jowl with colonial buildings and traditional temples. Begin your tour of the exciting city with a tour of the historic center, strolling along Dong Khoi Street, formerly known as the Rue Catinat, the main shopping thoroughfare and heart of old colonial Saigon. Pass by the ornate City Hall, the old Opera House, and pay a quick visit to the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office. Afterwards the tour visits the Reunification Palace. Continue to the historic center to visit Emperor of Jade Pagoda. In the afternoon, head out to Cholon (Chinatown). Explore the highlights of this fascinating area, beginning with a brief visit to Binh Tay Market, the vast wholesale market. Continue to Thien Hau Pagoda, and end the tour at the central Ben Thanh Market. (B)

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Saigon From Saigon, drive to My Tho, a bustling town in the rich agricultural region of the Mekong Delta, and visit the Vinh Trang Pagoda, a beautiful temple which is splendid with the harmonious fusion of Asian and European architectural styles. Afterwards board a boat to explore the Mekong River Islands, stopping at a fruit orchard to enjoy fruit and tea while listening to local music on Thoi Son Islet. The trip also includes a brief sampan ride through the tiny waterways that thread the island. (B, L)

4-star Hanoi Hue Hoi An Saigon Siem Reap

Mercure Hotel Hanoi La Gare Saigon Morin Hotel Deluxe Room Hoi An Riverside Resort Golden Central Hotel Saigon Angkor Century Resort & Spa 5-star

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Sheraton Hanoi, Executive Room La Residence Hotel & Spa HOTELS Victoria Hoi An Beach Resort & Spa Renaissance Riverside Hotel Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa

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Vietnam & Cambodia Hanoi (3), Hue (1), Hoi An (1), Saigon (3), Siem Reap (3) DAY / ITINERARY

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Saigon / Siem Reap Transfer to airport and take a morning flight to Siem Reap, the home of Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, and Angkor Prohm. After you drop off your luggage, have a tour the fortified city of Angkor Thom that covers an area of 10 square km. Enclosed by a wall and wide moats, the city includes many of Angkor’s most popular sights. Enter by the monumental South Gate over a causeway lined on either side by statues of demons and gods, each carrying a giant naga. Continue to the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper Kings, former spaces for public ceremonies, both adorned with dramatic bas reliefs. Visit the ruined Baphuon, Royal Enclosure and Phimeanakas before continuing to the mysterious Bayon Temple. In the temple, one of th4e most popular and compelling in Angkor, explore the galleries of beautifully preserved bas reliefs and ascend narrow stairs to reach the central sanctuary, where you will find giant stone faces smiling enigmatically down at you from every angle. Watch the sunset over the Cambodian countryside from the upper terraces of an ancient Angkorian temple. (B, L)

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Siem Reap The crowning jewel of Khmer architecture, Angkor Wat is the national symbol and highlight of any visit to Cambodia. The largest, best preserved, and most religiously significant of the Angkor temples, Angkor Wat impresses visitors both by its sheer scale and beautifully proportioned layout, as well as the delicate artistry of its carvings. To approach the temple, first cross the vast moat, continuing along a broad causeway lined with Naga Balustrades. As you enter the main building, ascend through a series of galleries and courtyards before reaching the central sanctuary, which offers beautiful views back over the causeway and across the surrounding countryside. On the way, stop to enjoy the intricate stone carvings that adorn nearly every surface, with some 1,700 Apsaras, or celestial dancers, sculpted into the walls. Along the outer gallery walls run the longest continuous bas-relief in the world, which narrates stories from Hindu mythology, including the famous Churning of the Ocean of Milk. Angkor Wat is stunning at any time of the day, but sunrise and sunset are especially beautiful times to watch the play of light on the stones. Ta Prohm, one of the most popular attractions of Angkor as much of the jungle has not been cleared and it looks very much as most of the Angkor monuments would have appeared when European explorers first stumbled across them. Seemingly miniature in comparison to the other Angkor temples, Banteay Srei is considered to be the jewel of classical Khmer art. (B, L)

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Siem Reap This morning, enjoy an excursion to Kampong Kleang with boat trip. Kampong Kleang is located about 50 km (31 miles) from Siem Reap town. The place is situated northeast shore on the edge of Tonle Sap Lake. The road to the site is good but rather narrow. This boat trip will explore the floating fishing villages that live at the edge of the lake, passing submerged forests and fishing farms. Upon returning to Siem Reap, visit the Cambodian Cultural Village that is a unique open air museum with exhibits that represent the various ethnicities and cultures in Cambodia. Exhibits include replicas of important buildings and building styles, traditional apsara dances, ethnic performances and demonstrations of traditional Khmer rituals. (B, L)

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Siem Reap / Home You will be transferred to airport for departure. (B)

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Arrive in Delhi / Agra Arrive Delhi. On arrival in Delhi, you will be greeted and escorted by our local executive. Later drive to Agra. (4 hours). Agra stands on the right bank of the river Yamuna, and it was once the seat of the Mughal rulers, the zenith of art and an enshrined romance. The passion of the Mughals for building endowed it with some of the loveliest buildings in the world. On arrival in Agra, check in to the hotel. Agra After breakfast, visit the Taj Mahal – a poem in white marble, built by the Mughal Emperor Shahjahan in the memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaj Mahal. Today India’s most fascinating and beautiful masterpiece, this perfectly symmetrical edifice is set amidst landscaped gardens on the banks of the Yamuna River. Its marble exterior reflects rose and golden tints at sunrise and sunset, while it is dazzling white during the day and glows pearl-like in the moonlight and during the monsoon. (B) Note: Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays. Later, visit Agra Fort. Designed and built by Akbar in 1565 A.D., the fort is surrounded by a 70 feet high wall. It houses the beautiful Pearl Mosque and numerous palaces. The Agra fort happens to be on the same bank of the river Yamuna as the Taj Mahal, which is visible in all its beauty from one side of the fort. Emperor Shahjahan, a prisoner of his son Aurangzeb in his old age was put in a cell from where he could gaze at the Taj Mahal at a distance from his cell in the Agra Fort. It is an imposing structure whith walls of red sandstone almost three kilometers long. Overnight in the hotel. (B) Agra / Fatehpur Sikri / Jaipur After breakfast, drive to Jaipur. En route, visit Fatehpur Sikri, the beautiful and deserted medieval city built by Akbar the Great in the 16th century to serve as the capital of his vast empire. The complex consists of religious, residential and administrative buildings. The Mosque is considered a copy for the Mosque at Mecca and is extremely elegant, containing elements of Hindu and Persian design. Housed here is the Shrine of Sheikh Salim Chisti one of the greatest of Sufi saints of the Muslim world. Later continue your drive to Jaipur. Maharaja jai Singh II built Jaipur in the 18th century. It is a planned city built with ancient Hindu rules as the colonical capital of a richly colorful state. The whole city was painted pink to welcome the visit of Prince Albert in 1853. On arrival in Jaipur, check in to your hotel. Later enjoy the Rikshaw ride (Paddy Cab) in the streets of Jaipur. This will be done through the old city (30 – 35 minutes). Ride through the narrow by-lanes of Jaipur, through the hustle and bustle of the old bazaars. Overnight at the hotel. (B)

4-star 5-star

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4-5 star 5-star

$280 $425 PRICES INCLUDE

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Accommodations sharing double occupancy at hotels listed Daily breakfast Sightseeing as shown in the itinerary All entrance fees English-speaking guide in each city Private air-conditioned sedan or mini van with English-speaking driver Airport transfers with meet-and-greet services All local taxes for meals, accommodations and transportation. NOT INCLUDED

Airfare to and from Delhi, passport fee, visa fee if applicable, travel insurance, tips to guide and driver, meals and beverages not mentioned as included, telephone calls, laundry, things not mentioned as included and things of personal nature.

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Jaipur After breakfast, enjoy the full day visit of Jaipur including: Amber Fort: The Amber fort was built in 1592 by Raja Man Singh and is one of the finest examples of Rajput architecture. It gives extensive views over a deep narrow valley and the wider plains. The Fort was completed in the early 18th century. It was once the capital of the Mina tribes, believed to be the original inhaibitants of this region. The fort, sprawled along the Maotha Lake, boasts of a massive complex gateways, courts, stairways and pillared pavilions, and palaces that recall the glory and wealth. Hawa Mahal: Visit the palace of wind (Hawa Mahal) with 953 windows and niches which were made so that ladies of royal family could see the procession and events in the city without being visible to the people. City Palace: City Palace occupies the center of Jaipur. It now houses the Royal residence and museums with collections of textiles and costumes, armoury, manuscripts, paintings, etc. Janta Mantar (Royal Observatory): It was built (1728-34) by king astrologer Jari Singh II. The instruments are built of stone with marble facing on the important plains for measuring the harmony of the heavens. Each instrument serves a particular function and each gives an accurate reading. Overnight at the hotel. (B)

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Jaipur / Delhi After breakfast, drive to Delhi. On arrival in Delhi, transfer to the international airport for your flight. (B)

HOTELS

4-star Agra Jaipur

The Gateway Country Inn and Suites

Agra Jaipur

5-star The Gateway Samode Haveli

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Daily Departure Year-Round

LAN D T O U R P R I C E S HOTEL/SEASON

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2

3

4

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Mumbai Arrive in Mumbai. Upon arrival, you will be greeted and assisted by our representative and transferred to your hotel.

Valid till Dec. 20, 2011

Mumbai - Udaipur After breakfast, enjoy the half day sightseeingof Mumbai. The tour incudes the 26 meters high British-built Arch “Gateway of India”, Mumbai’s landmark built to honor the visit of George V and Queen Mary in 1911. Marine Drive dubbed as the Queen’s Necklace, is Mumbai’s most popular promenade and a favorite sunset watching spot. The Kamla Nhru Park from where you have a picturesque view of the city, Hanging Gardens are so named since they are located on top of a series of tanks that supply water to Mumbai. Pass by the ‘towers of silence’ , the crematorium of the Parsis. Later, transfer to the airport and fly to Udaipur. Upon arrival, you will be greeted and transferred to your hotel. Dinner at hotel. (B, D)

Valid from Jan. 10 till April 30, 2012

Udaipur After breakfast, enjoy the visits to the following: City Palace: One of the largest royal complexes in Rajasthan, the City Palace stands majestically on a promontory on the picturesque Lake Pichola. The complex boasts 11 constituent Mahals (palaces), whith balconies, towers and cupolas, offering a breathtaking view of the lake and its surroundings. The Durbar Hall, which was used as a venue for formal occasions like state banquets and meetings, has most luxurious interiors highlighted by some of the largest chandeliers in the world. The Palace also houses a museum displaying a number of interesting artifacts. Folklore Museum (Lok Kala Mandal): Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandal was founded by Padma Shri Devi Lal Samar in 1952. The main objective of the Institute is to conduct studies on the folk art, songs and festivals of regions like Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh etc. and to revive a vanishing folk culture. The institute has a puppet unit that trains children, teachers and other artists in the art of puppetry, as this is a very powerful non-conventional educative medium. Sahelion Ki Bari: The Sahelion-Ki-Bari Garden was built in early 18th century AD as a retreat for ladies of the royal household to spend their time in leisure. The enchantingly beautiful garden is famous for its lotus pool, fountains (in the shape of birds), lush green lawns, flowerbeds, and marble pavilions, offering a breathtaking view to visitors. Jagdish Temple: Built in 1651 AD by Maharana Jagat Singh, Jagdish Temple is the largest and the most beautiful temple in Udaipur. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the temple is famous for its beautiful sculpted images and towering shikhara. The temple represents a fine example of Indo-Aryan architectural style. In the afternoon, enjoy boat ride on the Pichola Lake. Fed by a big stream from the western mountains, the lake is 2 ¼ miles long and 1 ¼ miles wide surrounded by palaces and temples. Lake Pichola is a divine sight in the early hours of dawn when the sunrays literally paint the lake golden in color. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. (B, D)

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Local airfares: Mumbai-Udaipur-Jaipur/Khojuraho-Varanasi-Kathmandu-Delhi Accommodations at selected hotels sharing double occupancy Breakfast and dinner daily throughout except in Delhi where breakfast only is Provided Sightseeing as shown in the itinerary All entrance fees Professional English-speaking guide in each city Private boat ride in Udaipur Boat ride in Varanasi Train fare from Agra to Jhansi in air-conditioned Chair car All land services in air-conditioned sedan or mini van Experienced English-speaking driver Airport transfers and train station transfers in each city Personal meet-and-greet services for all airport transfers All local taxes for meals, accommodations and transportation. NOT INCLUDED

International airfare to Mumbai and return from Delhi, passport fee, visa fee if applicable, travel insurance, tips to guide and driver, meals and beverages not mentioned as included, telephone calls, laundry, things not mentioned as included and things of personal nature.

Udaipur - Jaipur After breakfast, you will be transferred to airport and fly to Jaipur. Maharaja Jai Singh II built Jaipur in the 18th century. It is a planned city built with ancient Hindu rules as the colonial capital of a richly colorful state. The whole city was painted pink to welcome the visit of Prince Albert in 1852. On arrival in Jaipur, you will be greeted and transferred to hotel. Later enjoy the Rikshaw ride (Paddy Cab) in the streets of Jaipur. This will be done through the old city (30 – 35 minutes). Ride through the narrow by-lanes of Jaipur, through the hustle and bustle of the old bazaars. (B, D)

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Best of North India & Nepal Mumbai (1), Udaipur (2), Jaipur (2), Agra (2), Jhansi-Khajuraho (1), Varanasi (1), Kathmandu (3), Delhi (2) DAY / ITINERARY

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4-star Mumbai Marine Plaza Udaipur The royal Retreat Jaipur Coiuntry Inn & Suites Agra The Gateway Khajuraho Radisson Jass Varanasi Ramada Kathmandu Shangri-la Delhi Crowne Plaza New Delhi Okhla or similar

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Jaipur After breakfast, enjoy the full day visit of Jaipur including the following: Amber Fort : The Amber fort was built in 1592 by Raja Man Singh and is one of the finest examples of Rajput architecture. It gives extensive views over a deep narrow valley and the wider plains. The Fort was completed in the early 18th century. It was once the capital of the Mina tribes, believed to be the original inhabitants of this region. The fort, sprawled along the Maotha Lake, boasts of a massive complex gateways, courts, stairways and pillared pavilions, and palaces that recall the glory and wealth. Hawa Mahal: Visit the palace of wind (Hawa Mahal) with 953 windows and niches which were made so that ladies of royal family could see the procession and events in the city without being visible to the people. City Palace: City Palace occupies the center of Jaipur. It now houses the Royal residence and museums with collections of textiles and costumes, armoury, manuscripts, paintings, etc. Janta Mantar (Royal Observatory): It was built (1728-34) by king astrologer Jari Singh II. The instruments are built of stone with marble facing on the important plains for measuring the harmony of the heavens. Each instrument serves a particular function and each gives an accurate reading. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. (B, D) Jaipur-Fatehpur Sikri - Agra After breakfast, drive to Agra. En route, visit Fetehpur Sikri, the beautiful and deserted medieval city built by Akbar the Great in the 16th century to serve as the capital of his vast empire. The complex consists of religious, residential and administrative buildings. Later continue your drive to Agra. On arrival, check in to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure. Dinner and overnight. (B, D) Agra After breakfast, visit the Taj Mahal – a poem in white marble, built by the Mughal Emperor Shahjahan in the memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaj Mahal. Today India’s most fascinating and beautiful masterpiece, this perfectly symmetrical edifice is set amidst landscaped gardens on the banks of the Yamuna River. Its marble exterior reflects rose and golden tints at sunrise and sunset, while it is dazzling white during the day and glows pearl-like in the moonlight and during the monsoon. (B) Note: Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays. Later, visit Agra Fort. Designed and built by Akbar in 1565 A.D., the fort is surrounded by a 70 feet high wall. It houses the beautiful Pearl Mosque and numerous palaces. The Agra fort happens to be on the same bank of the river Yamuna as the Taj Mahal, which is visible in all its beauty from one side of the fort. Emperor Shahjahan, a prisoner of his son Aurangzeb in his old age was put in a cell from where he could gaze at the Taj Mahal at a distance from his cell in the Agra Fort. It is an imposing structure with walls of red sandstone almost three kilometers long. Dinner and overnight in the hotel. (B, D)

Agra – Jhansi – Khajurajo After breakfast, transfer to railway station to board the train to Jhansi. On arrival in Jhansi, drive to Khajuraho (172 km. 4 hours), home to the most famous erotic temples built in the 10th and 11th century by the Chandella Rulers. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel. Dinner and overnight. (B, D)

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Included meal indicators: B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner Group discount available a party of 7 or more Discounts for triple occupancy and children are available. Children requesting extra bed will receive the standard adult triple occupancy Infant under 2 years of age is free When listed hotels are not available, hotels of the same standard will be used.

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Khajuraho –Varanasi In the morning, visit Eastern Group of temples mainly dedicated to the Jain teachers – tirthankaras – the Parsvanatha Temple, the Adinatha Temple and the Santinatha Temple. The temples are ornately carved on the outside with beautiful figures of Hindu gods and goddesses. Also visit the Western Group of temples, which consist of a group of artistic temples built in sandstone. The sculptures of Hindu deities, dancers and musicians appear to be so natural as if they would come alive any time. In the afternoon, transfer to the airport and fly to Varanasi. It derives its name from the two streams – Varuna in the north and Assi in the south. On arrival in Varanasi, transfer to your hotel. Later, drive out for an excursion to Sarnath. Located 13 km northeast of Varanasi, Sarnath is the auspicious place where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon in the deer park after attaining enlightenment at Bodhgaya. Set amidst well-maintained gardens, Sarnath’s ruins are a pleasant place for a stroll or for medication. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. (B, D)

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Varanasi - Kathmandu Today early morning, you experience the life of this ancient city. See the beauty of the rising sun on the Ganges with Boat Ride. Experience the early morning rituals of the Hindus being performed, thousands of people taking bath in the holy river believing they will be free from the circle of rebirth. It is interesting to see the pilgrims offering sweets, flowers and holy water to the Sun God. Later return to hotel. After breakfast, transfer to airport and fly to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be greeted and transferred to your hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. (B, D)

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Kathmandu After breakfast, enjoy a city tour of Kathmandu known as Kantipur, the kingdom of Nepal. Here you will visit the temple of the living Goddess, who acknowledges the greetings of her devotees form balcony of her temple residence, Kathmandap – the source of the name Kathmandu. It was allegedly made from the timber of a single tree. Next, on to the Durbar Square area with its array of temples overlooked by the Hanuman Dhoka Palace, the ancient palace of the Nepalese Royalty. Visit Swayambhunath located approximately 3 km from the center of Kathmandu. This Buddhist stupa is said to be 2000 years old. The stupa which forms the main structure is composed of a solid hemisphere of brick and earth which supports a lofty conical spire capped by a pinnacle of gilt copper. Also enjoy the excursion to Patan. Patan, also known as Lalitpur, is a city of fine arts, enclosed within 4 stupas, which are said to have been built in the 3rd century AD by Emperor Ashoka. You will see Durba Square, the Patan Durbar (palace) which houses a bronze collection, the Krishna temple built by King Siddi Narsinh Malla, Hiranya Varna Mahavihar, and Mahaboudha Temple. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. (B, D)

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Kathmandu After breakfast, enjoy the excursion to Bhaktapur. Also known as Bhadgaon meaning the city of devotees, this place is the home of medieval art and architecture. Lying 14km east of Kathmandu, this place was founded in the 9th century and is shaped like a conch shell. In Bhaktapur, you will visit the Durbar Square with its array of temples overlooked by the palace of 55 Windows built by King Bupatindra Malla. Visit Pashunpatinath which is one of the holiest Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Situated amidst a lush green natural setting on the bank of the sacred Bagmati river, the temple has a gilded roof and beautifully carved silver doors. Next, visit Boudanath stupa which is one of the biggest in the world of its kind. It stands with four pairs of eyes in the four cardinal directions, keeping a lookout for righteous behavior and human prosperity. This Buddhist stupa was built by King Man Deva at the advice of the Goddess Mani Logini. Dinner and overnight at hotel. (B, D)

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Kathmandu – Delhi After leisurely breakfast, transfer to the airport and fly to Delhi. On arrival, you will be greeted and transferred to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure. (B)

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Delhi After breakfast, enjoy a full day tour of Old and New Delhi including Red Fort, the 17th century fortress built in red sandstone; Jama Masjid made of red sandstone and white marble. It is India’s largest mosque where more than 20,000 people can kneel in prayer at one time; Raj Ghat on the banks of the river Yamuna. This is Mahatma Gandhi’s Memorial where he was cremated following his assassination in January 1948; India Gate and Government Buildings by driving through Lutyens Delhi. See India Gate commemorating the 70,000 Indian soldiers who died in the 1st World War; and Rashtrapati Bhawan, the official residence of the President of India. See Humayun’s Tomb built by his wife Haji Begum in the 16th century, an early example of Mughal architecture considered the predecessor of the Taj Mahal. Finally, Qutub Minar, the landmark of Delhi, a huge tower of victory started in 1199 and completed in 1368. The minar is 72.5 m high with a diameter at the base of 14.4 m and 2.7 m at the tiop. The tower has 379 steps to the top. (B)

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Delhi – Home Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to airport for departure. (B)

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Myanmar Experience Year-round

6 Days 5 Nights LAND TOUR PRICES HOTEL/SEASON

DAY / ITINERARY

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Arrive in Yangon Upon arrival, you will be welcomed by your local tour guide and transferred to your hotel to drop off your luggage. If you arrive by mid-day, we may proceed for lunch. After lunch, a walk through “downtown” Yangon, a diverse mix of faded colonial architecture from the British times and high rises built built more recently. Sule Pagoda, built in the early 3rd century is a landmark in the city center. Late afternoon, visit the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda of Rudyard Kipling fame and one of Myanmar’s most sacred places. The massive bell shaped stupa is plated with gold and the tip of the stupa is set with diamonds and rubies, sapphires and topaz – a stunning sight as the sun sets and a most fitting place to begin our trip in this “Golden Land”. Enjoy your Welcome Dinner at Karaweik Palace Restaurant with Cultural Show. (D) Yangon – Bagan You will be picked up and transferred early in the morning and take a flight to Bagan. Check into the hotel and depart for a sightseeing excursion around the Bagan Archaeological Zone World Heritage Area. A comprehensive exploration of Bagan includes Nyaung Oo Market; Shwezigon Pagoda, the prototype of later Myanmar stupas, Kyansittha Umin; Wet-kyi-inn Gubyaukgyi Temple with exquisite mural painting of 13th century and Htilominlo Temple. In the afternoon, visit lacquer ware workshops, and continue to Manuha Temple built by exile King Manuha; Nanphaya, said to have been the residence of King Manuha; Ananda Temple, architectural masterpiece and Oak-Kyaung Monastery decorated with multi-color mural paintings. Enjoy the breathtaking sunset from one of the temple of Bagan. Overnight at the hotel. (B, L, D)

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Bagan – Mandalay After breakfast at hotel, transfer to Nyaun U airport for a flight to Mandalay. When you arrive at Mandalay airport, drive to ancient capital of Amarapura, the city of Immortality for a visit to Bagaya Monastery with a famous collection of Buddha images; weaving industries, two-century old U-Bein teak bridge on the Taungtaman Lake and observe the lunch procession of thousands of monks who take their last meal of the day at 10:00 a.m. in total silence. Proceed to Mandalay and check in at the hotel. After refreshment, you will take a sightseeing tour of Mandalay which includes Mahamuni, a life like Buddha image. Mandalay is the last capital of Myanmar and that makes her to be the best place to see all the traditional arts and crafts. Start visiting gold leaf making work-place and see how the gold leaf is being made by hand in a traditional way. Continue to visit the Old Palace grounds; Kuthodaw Pagoda, known as the world’s largest book for its 729 marble slabs inscribed with the Buddha’s doctrine; Golden Palace Monastery, noted for its exquisite wood carvings and enjoy the panoramic view of the city from Mandalay Hill. Overnight at the hotel. (B, L, D)

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Bagan – Heho – Inle Lake After breakfast, transfer to airport for a flight to Heho (Inle Lake). Transfer by road to Inle Lake and transfer to our hotel by long tail boat across the lake. Upon arrival, check in at hotel. In the afternoon, we plan to spend the day visiting villages and sampling the spectacular array of traditional handicrafts. You will see the unique method locals use to row their boats, fishermen with their own style of fishing, floating farms and gardens and a handloom weaving cottage with its own showroom. You will visit Phaungdawoo Pagoda which houses the five most revered Buddha Images in the southern Shan State. Overnight at the hotel on Inle Lake. (B, L, D)

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4-5 star 5-star

$1,150.00 $1,290.00 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

4-5 star 5-star

$265 $355 PRICES INCLUDE

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Local airfares: Yangon-Bagan-Heho-Yangon Accommodations at selected hotels sharing double occupancy Most meals as indicated in the itinerary Sightseeing as shown in the itinerary All entrance fees and zone fees Professional English-speaking guide in each city Full time ground transportation with air-conditioned car or coach Private boat excursions at Inle Lake Porter charges at airports and hotels All local taxes for meals, accommodations and transportation. NOT INCLUDED

International airfare, visa fee, meals other than those mentioned as included, travel insurance, tips to guide and driver, telephone calls, laundry, things not mentioned as included, and things of personal nature. Airport departure tax ($10).

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Inle Lake – Heho – Yangon We are heading back down country today to return to the airport at Heho for our flight to Yangon. Our route takes us back to Heho and down the escarpment to Nyaung Shwe for a busy local market. Check in at airport and fly back to Yangon. Upon arrival, check in at hotel. The afternoon will be yours. You may wish to enjoy the swimming pool at the hotel or visit Bogyoke Aung San Market (Scott Market) for souvenir shopping. You may also wish to walk around Yangon’s Chinatown for a very lively evening where you can get all the seasonal fresh fruits. Overnight at the hotel. (B)

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Yangon – Home (or next destination) After breakfast, you will be transferred to airport for departure. (B)

HOTELS

Yangon Bagan Mandalay Inle Lake

4-star Chattrium Hotel (Superior room) Tharabar Gate Hotel (Deluxe room) Mandalay Hill Resort (Deluxe room) Inle Resort (Lakeview Chalet)

Yangon Bagan Mandalay Inle Lake

5-star Trader’s Hotel (Deluxe room) Thiripyitsayar Sanctuary Resort (River view Deluxe room) Sedona Mandalay (Deluxe room) Inle Princess Resort (Lakeview Chalet)

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Included meal indicators: B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner Group discount available a party of 7 or more for the land When listed hotels are not available, hotels of the same standard will be used. Included local airfares are based on the fares effective as of March 15, 2011, and will be reconfirmed at time of booking. If there is any increase, the net difference will be passed on to passengers.

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Reservations

To confirm a reservation, we require a deposit as shown below, along with full passport name, mailing address for tour documents, phone number and email address. You may send the information by using our on-line “Tour Inquiry� form and pay deposit on-line. If you want to send a check, here is the instruction: a. Make check payable to Global Tours, Inc. b. Mail to: P.O. Box 4503, Burlingame, CA 94011-4503 c. Enclose full passport name, address, phone and email number

Deposit Amounts: Tour prices Deposit Up to $3,000 $300 $3,001 - $4,000 $400 $4,001 - $5,000 $500 $5,001 - $6,000 $600

Final Payment and Form of Payment

Final payment is due 60 days prior to departure. Personal check, money order, bank transfer and all major credit cards are accepted.

Changes and Modification

We allow 1 free change or deviation request for the land package tour until 2 weeks before the final payment due date. Any change or modification will be subject to availability and any extra cost associated with the change or modification will be paid by the client who requested it. Any change of name or date or flight after the air ticket is issued will be subject to penalties and fees according to the rules and regulations of the airlines concerned as well as a nominal fee by Global Tours, Inc. for handling.

Cancellations and Refunds

We require all cancellations be made in writing (by mail, fax or email). Cancellations will be effective from the date of receipt of the written cancellation notice. Any cancellations received after the confirmed reservation with deposit but before 60 days or more before departure will be subject to $250 cancellation fee. Cancellations received within 60 – 30 days before departure will be assessed a penalty of 30% of the land tour package price; within 29 to 7 days before departure, a penalty of 50% will be assessed; within 6 days, full land tour price will be forfeited. Cancellation and refund of airfare will be subject to the rules and regulations of the airlines concerned. Some airfares are nonrefundable after tickets are issued. We strongly recommend that purchase of travel insurance in order to protect your tour price and airfare in the event of a trip cancellation or interruption. No refund will be issued for any accommodations or services included in the tour that, for any reason, go unused during the tour.

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Protect your tour payments in case of trip cancellation or interuuption due to unexpected illness or accident, family or business emergency, terrorism in the tour destination or pre-existing medical conditions, and have coverage for travel delay incuding missed flight connections, baggage daly, damage or loss; sickness or accident during the trip, emergency. All these are covered by one single premium. And you can travel worry free. Call us for a quote or visit our site at www. globaltours-inc.com for more details.

Airlines

In instances where Global Tours provides services for flight booking and ticketing, we will strive to secure the best airfare available and the most convenient flight schedule. Good flight schedule can save much time, energy and expenses. And the flights will be coordinated with your tour schedule. Any airfare quoted will be guaranteed only after the tickets are issued. It is possible that airfare or fuel surcharge or taxes may be changed between the time of booking and the time of ticketing. We will advise any such change as soon as we learn of it. Any increase in fare due to such change will be paid by the passenger.

Hotels

We select hotels for our tours based on the quality of accommodations, services, location and rates to ensure comfort, convenience and value. All tour prices are based on sharing double occupancy. Single rooms can be provided at an additional cost as specified in each tour. Triple occupancy may be accommodated upon request subject to availability. A child sharing room with parents requiring additional bed will be considered a 3rd adult for pricing purpose. A small discount may be allowed for the 3rd person. A third person will usually provided with a rollaway bed.

Required Travel Documents

Every traveler going to a foreign country must have a valid passport and it should be kept accessible during the journey including each international departure and arrival. Your passport must have a validity of at least 6 months from the last day of your planned trip.

Baggage

Currently most airlines allow one suitcase of 50 pounds or less to check for economy class. Additional checked baggage may be charged. One hand-carried bag will be allowed free of charge.

Rates

Tour prices are quoted based on hotel rates, ground tariffs, and exchange rates effective as of March 1, 2011, and are subject to change. Prices may change due ot fluctuations in availability, seasonal surcharges and currency exchange rate. Global Tours Inc. will pass on the cost increase in excess of 3% due to dollar devaluation to the tour client. In the event of computer or human error in billing, we reserve the right to send a revised and corrected invoice to travelers. Current rates are valid through February 29, 2012. But if necessary, we will update the rates from time to time to provide most updated and accurate prices.

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