Vietnam Luxury Tour (20 Days)

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Vietnam Luxury Tour (20 Days)

Tour Highlights & Inclusives:

Vietnam Luxury Tour (20 Days)

Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive to Saigon (D)
Today you will fly to Saigon, the biggest city in Vietnam that used to be well known with the name “The Pearl of Far East”. After having a rest and spend time relaxing in the hotel, we will take you to welcome dinner in local restaurant in town. Overnight at Park Hyatt Hotel.

Day 2: Saigon (B,L)
Today you will take half day city tour in Saigon. Firstly, we will take you to cisit Thien Hau Pagoda in China Town, where local people often come to burn the incense to wish for health, happiness and prosperity. Then we will take you to visit Reunification Palace – that used to be the presidential Palace of the South of Vietnam before 1975. After the walking tour around Ben Thanh Market – the best market for shopping at the center of the city. Overnight at Park Hyatt Hotel.

Day 3: Saigon – Dalat (L,D)
Morning transfer from hotel to the airport for the short flight to Dalat. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to Evason Ana Mandara Villas Dalat, the ideal resort R&R in Dalat. A classic romantic French room will be ready for you at Spa Villas, the best one at the resort. You will have time to have a rest and enjoy the great atmosphere in your room before having a beautiful lunch at the resort. The rest of the afternoon will be totally belongs to you to share your sweetest moment in the fabulous nature at the resort, enjoying the Spa treatment at the Six Senses Spa. There are always bicycles available for your use for the whole time at the resort. A romantic candle-lit dinner will be very nice conclusion for the first day of your stay in Dalat.

Day 4: Dalat (B,L)
After a sweet and happy night, today you can start discovering the city on the classic French car from the resort. Drive to Robin Hill, where we take the chair lift down to Tuyen Lam lake, we can view the grandiose mountainous area of the Langbiang plateau. Then below Truc Lam Monastery appears among the pine trees. You will find this place so colorful with many a flower garden, yet so peaceful. After that you will take the steps down toward the Tuyen Lam lake and collect our boat for a ride on the vast lake. On the other side of the lake is the resort of Da Tien. You will be surprised with the cute rooms in form of the sleeping elephant on the hill side amidst the pine trees. Then our real adventure starts. This may be the most interesting moment when you sit on the back of an elephant wandering in the pine forest, looking over to beautiful Tuyen Lam Lake. After that we return to Dalat for lunch at Cafe De La Port – very nice restaurant in town. After lunch, you will have time for resting in your hotel before continue the tour to visit Crazy House, a very interesting idea of architecture then visit the old station of Dalat, where you can see the steam locomotive from the past. The rest of the day is at your leisure to relax and enjoying the great spa treatment from six Senses Spa at the resort. Overnight at Evason Ana Mandara Villas Dalat Resort.

Day 5: Dalat (B,D)
Today you can have the whole day together at leisure in Dalat. There will be two bicycles ready for your own use at the hotel till your check out time in the next day. Dalat is so called a city of flower that you can see anywhere, even at the simple small corner of the alley. It will be great trip when two of you cycling along Tran Hung Dao Street, that was well known of beautiful French Villas under the shade of hundred year old pine tree’s. If you have more energy, just take about 7kms of riding to Linh Phuoc Pagoda, which you can enjoy great scenery of city, vegetable farm along the way. Upon arrival, visit Linh Phuoc Pagoda with famous dragon have been built from 50.000 beer bottles. Just take a little further walk, you can go and visit the local farm with very hospitable farmers right beside the pagoda. Back to the resort, nothing can be better than indulge yourselves at Six Senses Spa, laying down in luxury comfortable facilities of the Spa, admire breathtaking nature from window of the room in beautiful music and intensive care from staff of the Spa, which will wake up six senses from you. You will be totally invigorated and comfortable at the romantic memorial dinner at the restaurant of Evason Ana Mandara Villas Dalat.

Day 6: Dalat – Evason hideaway resort (B,L,D)
Today drive from Dalat to Evason Hideaway Resort – the paradise on Earth. A beautiful room will be ready for you at Spa Suite Villa, maximize your privacy and romance atmosphere including two Spa treatments a day. After the private beautiful lunch at the resort, you will have time for relaxing and enjoy the great facilities and nature at the resort. The rest of the day belongs to your, it can be nice to use the famous spa service as including in your stay at the resort before the romantic candle-lit-dinner.

Day 7, 8: Evason Hideaway (B,L,D)
You will totally two days long as the resort. Evason Hideaway really deserved with the name Paradise on Earth with great combination between beautiful natures, perfect private beaches as well as comfortable accommodation and facilities. You can either to spend time together in the resort, attending some water sport activities or just totally relax with the peaceful atmosphere and professional staff for the spa treatment at famous Six Senses Spa. Your meals provided in the beautiful restaurant just are great. It is really your life in the paradise.

Day 9: Evason Hideaway – Nhatrang (B,L)
This morning you will be free at leisure before enjoying your lunch at the Resort. After lunch, our private car and guide will pick you up at the resort to transfer to Nha Trang – the dynamic sea town. Upon arrival to Nha Tang, check in Ana Mandara resort. Afternoon will be free at leisure for you to relax at Ana Mandara Resort.

Day 10: Nha Trang (B,L)
Morning depart for an excursion out to the bay of Nhatrang, one of the 28 best bays in the world. Our first stop is at Mun Island, one of the reserved islands in the area. You can spend time for swimming, snorkeling or take a ride on the glass-bottom boat to explore the beautiful underwater life. Nha Trang is the best place in Vietnam for coral, different species of sea creatures and crystal blue water. Then we will have lunch on Tam Island, relax on the beach or experience some water sports like parasailing, canoeing, jet-ski…On the way back, we visit Tri Nguyen Aquarium where you can see some sea creatures you might not have known before take a walk over fishing village on Mieu Island.

Day 11: Nhatrang – Hoi An (B,L,D)
You have some free time in the morning for you to do some shopping, relax on the private beach of the resort before check out the hotel and transferred to Cam Ranh airport for the flight to Danang. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by our guide transfer you to Nam Hai Resort, one of the best ten resorts in the world located on Ha My Beach. A luxury romantic pool Villa will be ready for you at the resort. After the private lunch in the resort, the whole afternoon is belonging to you to relax. Honey sunlight, blue sea with white sand on the private beach will make you feel so relaxed in the romantic scenery. Perfect swimming pool with great scenery and architecture also can provide you the best condition to enjoy every happy moment in your stay here. Relaxing for the great treatment at the Spa in the Resort before romantic dinner in the private atmosphere with candle light will be nice conclusion for the first day of your stay in Hoi An.

Day 12: Hoi An (B,L)
After a happy night at the resort, this morning, our guide will take you for the tour around the ancient town of Hoi An with the stops at Phuc Kien Congregational hall, Japanese covered bridged, Tan Ky ancient house. A beautiful lunch will be ready in the private space at Cargo Club, which you can get the great view of Thu Bon river and the ancient town of Hoi An from the balcony of the restaurant. The rest of the day is at leisure together to enjoy the great scenery, nature and facility at the resort. Overnight at Nam Hai Resort.

Day 13: Hoi An (B,L)
This morning, you have the chance to discover Champa Sanctuary of My Son, one of the World Heritages in Vietnam. It is a great complex of brick temples were built from 4th to 13th century for Hinduism worshipping. Back to Hoi An at lunch time for lunch at Pho Trang restaurant with great architecture like miniature of Hoi An town. Afternoon is free at leisure for you to relax in your familiar Pool Villa, swimming on the beach or pool of the resort. the Spa treatment today will make you feel invigorated for the rest of the day. Overnight at Nam Hai resort.

Day 14: Hoi An (B)
Today you will have the whole day to do together on your stay in Hoi An. There will be bicycles for your own use till check out time at the resort. A bike ride to rural area of Hoi An, along beautiful beaches and villages or just relaxing on the luxury facilities, beautiful scenery and architecture of the resort can make your stay to be much more interesting. Overnight at Nam Hai Resort.

Day 15: Hoi An – Hanoi (B,D)
The whole morning will be on your own till check time out to drive to Danang airport for the flight to Hanoi. Our private car will pick you up from airport to the Hotel. Upon arrival to Noi Bai Airport. Check in Sofitel Metropole Hotel in Hanoi. In the dinner for two in Wild Lotus Restaurant, one of the nicest restaurants in the city. Overnight at Sofitel Metropolis Hotel.

Day 16: Hanoi (B,L,D)
Today you will have the whole day to discover Hanoi – the peaceful city of green trees, lakes with thousand years of history and culture. In the morning, you will visit the Hochiminh Mausoleum, the symbol of the country and dedicate to the most famous hero of the country then visit Presidential Garden, his house on the stilts and one pillar pagoda. After that, visit the Temple of Literature, a central of Culture of Hanoi, that dedicate to education system in Vietnam in the past and Confucius before having a great lunch at Wild Rice Restaurant. In the afternoon, visit Ethnology Museum – the most interesting museum in town about 54 ethnic people living in the country. After the interesting cyclo trip to Hanoi Old Quarter, enjoy water puppet show before dinner at Press Club Restaurant. Overnight at Sofitel Metropolis Hotel.

Day 17: Hanoi – Halong (B,L,D)
Our private luxury car will take you to Halong through Red River Delta, starting your trip to Halong Bay, one of the 7 natural wonders of the world. Upon arrival to Halong, you will be greeted by cruise manager, welcome on board of Halong Ginger and set sail through bay while lunch is served. Passage into the magical bay, where thousands of sculpted limestone islands rise from the waves like dragons’ teeth, it will be great experiences for you to admire the breathtaking nature of Halong Bay. After lunch and cruising around the most beautiful part of Halong Bay, you will have a chance to take short trek to a nearby summit for a panoramic view of the bay dotted with Halong Ginger golden sails, go swimming on a quiet beach of sunbathing on the sundeck.
Later afternoon, visit an interesting fishing village with opportunity to interact with fish men who have been living in the bay for almost three generations. At sunset time, kayak or simply take a bamboo row boat to discover a water tunnel with many coral reefs in a scenic lagoon. Back on board Halong Ginger, enjoy cocktails while watching sunset and later unwind at Ginger restaurant. It can be one of the most beautiful moments for two of you on this honeymoon trip. At night, enjoy the romantic and peaceful time in the cozy room on the junk. Overnight at Halong Ginger.

Day 18: Halong (B,L,D)
After breakfast, transfer to your day – trip boat with private crew and cruise to the bay’s most untouched areas. It will be the best time for the two of you to spend time together in the great nature of the bay, discovering Ha Long Bay from distance to the detail You either can enjoy swimming on quiet beaches, visiting water tunnels, fishing villages, or kayaking. Lunch served on board by your private chef. In the afternoon, return to the mother boat for the night, back to your familiar and comfortable room on the junk to enjoy a very romantic and peaceful time on Halong Bay. Overnight at Halong Ginger.

Day 19: Halong – Hanoi (B,L)
In the morning, you will greet the day with a morning Tai Chi exercise with an opportunity to view the sunrise over the bay, hand in hand between outstanding natures and totally peaceful wit pure fresh air. After breakfast, visit beautiful limestone grotto, one of the most spectacular masterpiece of mother of nature in the bay then back to the boat for a final glimpse of the Halong Bay while cruising back to the dock. Our private car will take you back to Hanoi. The rest of the day is free on your own at the hotel. Overnight at Sofitel Metropole Hotel.

Day 20: Hanoi – Departure (B)
Morning is free at leisure at hotel till your departure time to the airport to flight home. Tour Ends

Photography Tour

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Photography Tour

Tour Summary:

This itinerary has been designed for the typical image of Vietnam from the North to the South within 15 days. We provide lots of extra discovery specially for taking photograph on this trip

Tour Highlights & Inclusives:

Trip highlight: Visit 4 world heritages of Vietnam, City tour in Hanoi, Hue, Hoi An and Saigon, water puppet show, 2 night stay in the Junk and kayaking on Halong Bay, boat trip on Thu Bon River and Cu Chi Tunnels, discover My Son – the holy land of Cham people, Cao Dai Temple and enjoy our exclusive discover features specially for taking photograph on this trip.

Itinerary:

Photography Tour

Day 1: ARRIVAL – HANOI (-/-/-)
Fly to Hanoi. Upon arrival to the airport, you well be met by our guide and transfer to you hotel.
Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2: HANOI – FULL DAY OF CITY TOUR (B/-/-)
Early morning take a walk around Hoan Kiem Lake, where thousands of local people come there for exercise, jogging and Taichi. Back to your hotel for breakfast before visiting Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum – the symbol of the country and Presidential Palace, Presidential Garden, his House on Stilts and One Pillar Pagoda. After that, visit Temple of Literature – the central of culture of Hanoi. Afternoon take a walk to village of Ngoc Ha to see the wreckage of B52 in the middle of the village from the war then visit Ethnology Museum in which you can study the great outline of 54 ethics people living in Vietnam. Back to the center of the city for one hour cyclo trip around Old Quarter of Hanoi. It is great chance for you to discover the daily life activities of local people in the most attractive area of the city. Your tour will be concluded with great experience of Water Puppet show – the unique art of Vietnamese people from Red River Delta.
Overnight in Hanoi.

DAY 3. FULL DAY TO DUONG LAM VILLAGE – TAY PHUONG PAGODA (B/L/-)
Morning we will take one hour drive to Tay Phuong, one of ten most beautiful pagodas in Vietnam. Located on the top of the hill, this pagoda is very famous about the collection of Buddha and Arhat statues from 17th century and great architecture. Then take 45 minutes bike ride the rural area around Pagoda through green rice field, local villages. It will be the great chances for you to discover the daily life activities in the Red River Delta, interact to local people and feel the real atmosphere of rural area. After that, back to the car for driving to the ancient village of Duong Lam, the place so called “Hoi An of the Red River Delta” as still preserve many hundred-year-old houses. It will be your unique experience as you walk along tiny ancient alleys, visit Communal House in Mong Phu hamlet – the only hamlet whose original village entrance gate remains intact, dedicated to national heroes. Enjoy the great home hosted lunch in traditional atmosphere in the oldest house in the village of Mr. Hung date back to 1649. After lunch, take another bike ride around the village before driving back to Hanoi.
Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 4: HANOI – HALONG BAY (B/L/D)
Morning depart to Halong bay through Red River Delta. Upon arrival to Halong Welcome on board of Halong Jasmine and set sail through bay while lunch is served. Passage into the magical bay, where thousands of sculpted limestone islands rise from the waves like dragons’ teeth. After lunch, take a short trek to a nearby summit for a panoramic view of the bay dotted with Halong Jasmine sails, go swimming on a quite beach or sunbathing on the sundeck. Later afternoon, visit an interesting fishing village with opportunity to interact with fish men who have been living in the bay for almost three generations. At sunset time, kayak or simply take a bamboo row boat to discover a water tunnel with many coral reefs in a scenic lagoon. Back on board, enjoy cocktails while watching sunset and later unwind at the restaurant.
Overnight at Junk in Halong.

Day 5: HALONG BAY (B/L/D)
After breakfast, transfer to your day – trip boat with private crew and cruise to the bay’s most untouched areas. Enjoy swimming on quiet beaches, visiting water tunnels, fishing villages or kayaking. Lunch served on board by your private chef. Return to the mother boat for the night.
Overnight at Junk in Halong.

Day 6: HALONG BAY – HANOI – THO HA (B/L/-)
Greet the day with a morning Tai Chi exercise with an opportunity to view the sunrise over the bay. After breakfast, visit beautiful limestone grotto then back to the boat for a final glimpse of the Halong Bay while cruising back to the dock. Drive to Noi Bai airport for the flight to Hue. On the way to the airport, visit Tho Ha, the famous village of terracotta products before 20th century. Upon arrival, take a short local ferry to the village. Visit a local home of Mr. Viet, where you can see how rice paper has been made. After spend time in his house and talk to the owner for deeper understand about life of local people in the village, we will visit 400 years old pagoda in the village. That still remains all original architecture and Buddha statues, specially the holly and peaceful atmosphere that have not been touched by the tourist. Discover village through narrow and zigzag alleys with the old houses had been constructed from broken part of terracotta from the past. Walking over village cemetery to the dike, where you can see the village from distance over the beautiful lake. Take a ferry back to the bus to Noi Bai airport for a latest flight to Hue. Upon landing at Phu Bai airport, transfer to your hotel in Hue.
Overnight in Hue.

Day 7: HUE (B/-/-)
In this morning, take a beautiful walk over the Trang Tien Bridge to Dong Ba Market, where you can see the most interesting activities in the morning of the market. Back to the hotel for breakfast then take a cyclo trip along the river where you can see the fishing village, the small street where local people doing lots of business and around the area of Imperial Citadel. Stop at Noon gate of Imperial Citadel for the walking tour to the inner area of the citadel where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945 including Flag Tower, Noon Gate, Nine Dynastic Urns, Nine Holy Cannons, Thai Hoa Palace, and Forbidden Purple City.
Afternoon visit Tu Duc and Minh Mang Tomb Tombs, discover beautiful and impressive architecture of this unique construction in Hue as well as the story of the Kings there. After that drive to visit Thien Mu Pagoda, the symbol of Hue city. On the way back, take a walk around Kim Long village for pictures of daily life of local people there.
Overnight in Hue.

Day 8: HUE – DANANG – HOIAN (B/-/-)
Morning depart to Danang through famous Hai Van Pass. Upon arrival, visit Cham Museum with great collection of sand stone artifact from 4th to 13th century. Then drive to Hoi An, the little attractive town very famous as living museum which was originally one of major trading centers of Southeast Asia in the 16th century. Check in to the hotel then take the orientation walk around the town. Evening is free at leisure.
Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 9: HOI AN (B/-/-)
Morning take an early walk to Cam Nam Bridge, fish market and vegetable market before having breakfast in the hotel. Then starting a walking tour to Hoi An ancient town with visits at Phuc Kien Congressional Assembly Hall, Japanese Cover Bridge and Tan Ky ancient house. Then you have free time for discovering the town on your own. Afternoon take a cyclo trip to rural area of Hoi An. Follow the Thu Bon river bank and enjoy the great view of Hoi An town over the river then discover the villages of local people before taking the boat trip on Thu Bon River. It is great chance to see the daily life activities of local people along the river. On the way back to Hoi An, enjoy the beautiful sun set on the river.
Overnight in Hoian.

Day 10: HOI AN – MYSON (B/-/-)
Early morning we will drive to My Son, the Holly land of Champa kingdom date back from 4th to 13th century. Arrive to My Son before it getting crowded by the other tourists, you will have great chance to discover and feel the great ancient atmosphere of the complex of nearly 70 difference towers there, where you can find the best brick sculpture in the world. My Son also had been recognized to be culture world Heritage in 2000. Afternoon free for shopping and further discovery of Hoian on your own.
Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 11: HOI AN – DA NANG – SAIGON (B/-/-)
Morning transfer to Danang airport for the flight to Saigon. Upon arrival take tour to Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post office. Afternoon, take a tour to China town, the special identity of Saigon. Visit Thien Hau Pagoda, where hundreds of local people come and burn the incense for their luck, prosperity and happiness. After that, take a walk around Cho Lon, the biggest whole sale market in town. It is great combination of busy and bustle atmosphere of the market and traditional Chinese Architecture there.
Overnight in Saigon.

Day 12: FULL DAY TO TAY NINH AND CU CHI TUNNELS (B/L/-)
Morning depart for Tay Ninh, the head quarter of Cao Dai religion. On arrival we will have time to visit the impressive Holy Temple of Caodaism, the famous local religion that is the symbol of the curious combination of the Confucianism, Taoism, Christianity and Buddhism before attending the fantastic mid-day mass. After having lunch in local restaurant, drive to Cu Chi, the famous network of tunnels were used as the base from which the Vietnamese mounted their operations of the Tet Offensive in 1968. The Cu Chi Tunnels consist of more than 250 km of underground tunnels. This main axis system has many branches connecting to underground hideouts, shelters, and entrances to other tunnels, the tunnels are between 0.5 to 1m wide, just enough for a person to crawl along. Transfer back to Saigon.
Overnight in Saigon.

Day 13: SAIGON – CAI BE – VINH LONG – CAN THO (B/L/-)
Morning drive from Sai Gon to Cai Be. Upon arrive, embark for the boat trip to colorful Cai Be floating Market, then visit some local home factories to discover traditional rice paste making, rice pop corn, coco candies, and longans drying process. After enjoying beautiful lunch at a superb Indochina villa, Le Longanier, located in a luxuriant garden by the river, your sampan will cruise to Dong Hoa Hiep. On the way, you will be able observe the typical Mekong delta rural life. These evergreen islands among the Mekong River still remain unknown to many people. Visit at an ancient mandarin house dating from the 19th century where the family will welcome you with a cup a tea. Then we will proceed to Vinh Long, passing beautiful landscapes along Dong Phu canal, Binh Hoa Phuoc and An Binh islands famous for their fruit orchards. Stops on the way can be made at An Binh ancient Church or at Tam Ho bonsais garden. The excursion will end at Vinh Long pier. Back to the bus to drive to Can Tho, the capital of Mekong Delta.
Overnight in Can Tho.

Day 14: CAN THO – SAIGON (B/L/-)
After breakfast at hotel, transfer to Ninh Kieu wharf for a boat trip to visit Cai Rang floating market where local people whole sale all product of Mekong Delta. It will be great chance for taking part to the local activities and taking pictures. Then continue by boat to visit the local bustling inland market before visiting Rice processing factory. The car picks up at Ninh Kieu Wharf and transfer back to Saigon with lunch stop at Mekong Rest Stop Restaurant.
Overnight in Saigon.

Day 15: SAIGON – Departure (B/-/-)
At leisure until transfer to Tan Son Nhat Airport for departure flight (check out hotel before 12h00).

Vietnam Insight (12-Days)

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Vietnam Insight (12-Days)

Tour Summary:

Gain an insight into Vietnams diversity, and take the time to soak up her rural charm and natural beauty on this 12-day journey. We begin in the vibrant city of Saigon, where we will discover the local sights and take the time to absorb the relaxed river lifestyle of the Mekong Delta with an overnight stay. Head north to the charming towns of Hue and Hoi an before continuing on to Hanoi Vietnam’s graceful capital. Here we have the opportunity to learn more about the nations complex history, and spend a night on board our private boat on beautiful Halong Bay. Choose our Deluxe option for that extra level of comfort, and to stay in some of the most atmospheric hotels in Indochina.

Tour Highlights & Inclusives:

Vietnam Insight (12-Days)

Itinerary:

Days 1-4: Saigon and Mekong Delta
Arrive in Saigon, Vietnam’s largest city. Here we stroll along the city’s historic Dong Khoi Street, the former Rue Catinat, and visit the Reunification Palace and War Remnants Museum. Gain a true insight into the resilience of the Vietnamese people at the amazing Cu chi tunnels then travel to Can Tho in the heart of Vietnam’s Mekong Deltas. Explore the rivers and canals of this fascinating region by boat, visiting local farm houses and fruit orchards and meeting some intriguing local characters. This evening, why not join the locals on a riverside promenade, savoring the relaxing ambience while you watch sampans glide across the slow-moving river.

Days 5-6: Hoi An
Your day begins with an early morning boat trip to the floating markets of Cai Rang – a fascinating spectacle. Return to Saigon and fly north to Danang, gateway to charming Hoi An. Discover traditional houses and temples and the iconic Japanese Bridge on a walking tour. For something different, we embark on the family-run ‘Fisherman eco-tour’ that gives you a real insight into Vietnamese life. Try your hand at their fishing techniques and learn how to navigate a basket boat through narrow waterways! In your free time join a fun cooking class.

Day 7: Hue
Leaving charming Hoi An behind, drive through spectacular coastal scenery to Hue, visiting the sacred Marble Mountain along the way. In the former imperial capital we explore the city’s historic sites, including the Citadel, elaborate emperors’ tombs and the Thien Mu Pagoda.

Days 8-12: Halong Bay Hanoi
Arrive in Hanoi and visit the ancient Temple of Literature and infamous Hanoi Hilton prison, and enjoy a famous water puppet performance. We travel to Halong Bay, where we experience an overnight cruise on our private boat – the perfect opportunity to truly appreciate this magical bay with it’s thousands of limestone islands. On our return to Hanoi discover more of the city on a fascinating cyclo ride through the colorful Old Quarter and learn about the life and legend of ‘Uncle Ho’ at his former home and mausoleum. Your journey ends with an airport transfer on day 12.

Colors of Thailand

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Colors of Thailand

Tour Highlights & Inclusives:

Colors of Thailand

Itinerary:

Day 1
Arrive Bangkok and transfer to your hotel.
Overnight Bangkok.

Day 2
Sightseeing includes a tour of Bangkok visiting the three most famous monasteries in Bangkok: the Marble Temple, Temple of the Reclining Buddha and the Golden Buddha Temple, concluding with a visit to the Grand Palace.
Overnight Bangkok. (B)

Day 3
Early-morning departure by road to one of the most authentic floating markets, the colorful Damnoen Saduak, boat-ride around the market. Afternoon at leisure.
Overnight Bangkok. (B)

Day 4
Excursion to see the magnificent ruins of Ayutthaya, the former capital of Thailand and Bang Pa-In, the former Summer Palace. Board a luxurious river-cruiser for lunch which will be served while returning to Bangkok on the Chao Phraya River.
Overnight Bangkok. (B,L)

Day 5
Flight to Chiang Mai., upon arrival transfer to your hotel.
Overnight Chiang Mai. (B)

Day 6
Visit Doi Suthep Monastery, situated on a mountaintop with splendid views of the surrounding countryside.
Overnight Chiang Mai. (B)

Day 7
Visit Mae Ta Maan elephant camp. After a demonstration of how the elephants are trained to haul lumber in the jungles and forests you will take an elephant ride through the forest followed by an ox-cart ride passing rice fields and small farms. Participate in an exciting bamboo-raft trip down the Mae Tang River.
Overnight Chiang Mai. (B)

Day 8
Transfer to the airport for your onward journey. (B).

Enjoy Thailand with Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts

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Enjoy Thailand with Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts (11-Days)

Tour Highlights & Inclusives:

Enjoy Thailand with Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts

Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival Bangkok Afternoon Tea
Flight _____ from Country of Origin to Bangkok
Clients own ticket from Country of Origin to Bangkok.

Your travel experience starts the minute you disembark when a representative from A&K will
be right there to breeze you through immigration and customs through a special channel
dedicated to VIPS, away from the crowd. After clearing immigration and customs, our guide
will be accompanying you to the Oasis in Bangkok City, The Four Seasons Hotel,
Bangkok.

Upon arrival enjoy afternoon tea at the hotel lobby lounge and later explore the many
facilities the hotel has just relax in the comfort of your room, whatever your heart desire.
This evening is free at your leisure.

Dinner on own

Overnight at Four Seasons Hotel, Bangkok (Deluxe Room)

Day 01 – 03: 2 nights at Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok

Day 2: Bangkok B
Breakfast at hotel

This morning experience an important part of Thai culture by offering food to the monks
at a local temple, afterwards cruise along Chao Phaya River and canals, where you will
see the serene family homes and temples dotted along the waterways which inspired Bangkok’s reference as the “Venice of the East”.

Your exciting journey continues once you disembark at the public pier, here you will take a
short ride on “Tuk Tuk” (a motorized tricycles, one of the symbol of Bangkok) to visit
the Grand Palace and Emerald Buddha Temple. Perhaps the greatest spectacle for any
visitor to Bangkok. It consists of over 100 brightly colored buildings, golden spires and
glittering mosaics, and dates back to 1782, when Bangkok was founded. Wat Phra Kaew
(Temple of Emerald Buddha) itself, is Thailand’s most important and sacred temple.

Afternoon & evening is free at leisure for you to explore Bangkok.

Lunch & Dinner on own

Day 3 – 6: Bangkok to Chiang Rai B,L,D
Breakfast at hotel

Flight TG #1132 from Bangkok to Chiang Rai – (A&K ticket arrangements)

Upon arrival in Chiang Rai our representative will be right there to accompany you to the
Luxury Four Season Tented Camp Golden Triangle.

Reached by river boat amid Thailand’s exotic bamboo jungles, where three countries meet, a one-of-a-kind experience for active adults awaits. With just 15 tented accommodations – unique in Four Seasons luxury, right down to the hand-hammered copper bathtubs – these all-inclusive three night adventures cover every detail, from elephant mahout training to Golden Triangle excursions; from Thai, Laotian, Burmese (and Western) delights at breakfast to sundowners in the riverside, stilt-top bar.

During your stay at the Four Seasons Tented Camp, you can choose to be adventurous and train with the elephant, trekking and of course the chance to explore the Golden Triangle or simply enjoy the serenity of this camp.

Overnight at Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle

Day 03 – 06: 3 nights at Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle

Day 6: Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai B,L
Breakfast at hotel

This morning, you will drive overland from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai, on the way stop for lunch at a local restaurant.

Upon arrival in Chiang Mai, you will be transfer to the beautiful Four Seasons Resorts Chiang Mai.

In the afternoon feel free to walk around the hotel ground and explore the many facilities they have.

This evening, enjoy an introduction to this magical city with a walk through the Chiang Mai Night Market, the largest and most colorful in Southeast Asia.

Dinner on own

Overnight at Four Seasons Resort, (Garden or Lanna Pavilion)

Day 06 – 08: 2 nights at Four Seasons Resort, Chiang Mai

Day 7: Chiang Mai B,L
Breakfast at hotel

This morning, visit Waroros Market, experiencing the Northern Thai way of life. From the market take a trishaw ride along Tapae Road down through City Walls and along Rajdamnern Road to Wat Phra Singh (A.D.1345) housing a very old and sacred Buddha image.
Drive from Wat Phra Singh to Wat Phrathad Doi Suthep(A.d. 1384) 3,500 feet above sea-level, the most important temple in Chiang Mai. the spectacular Buddhist temple that can be seen, from wherever you happen to be in the city, clinging to the mountainside near the summit of Doi Suthep.
Doi Suthep hill has been seen as a holy place for more than twelve hundred years. The original inhabitants, the Lua, believed that the souls of their ancestors resided on the hilltop. Overlooking Chiang Mai from its lofty perch, some 3,500 feet (1,053 meters) above sea level, the temple is best visited on days free of cloud or heat haze; the view of the city, and the Ping valley beyond, is breathtaking.
Sample some Northern Cuisine at a local restaurant in the afternoon before heading back to your hotel.
Afternoon & evening is free at leisure for your last minute shopping.

Dinner on own

Overnight at Four Seasons Resort, (Garden or Lanna Pavilion)

Day 8: Chiang Mai to Koh Samui B
Breakfast at hotel
Free at leisure till your transfer to Chiang Mai airport for your flight to Koh Samui.
(A&K ticket arrangement)

Flight from Chiang Mai to Koh Samui
Upon arrival in Koh Samui our representative will be right there to escort you to your
paradise in Koh Samui, Four Seasons Resorts.

Nestled amid coconut palms overlooking its very own beach, Four Seasons is a tranquil haven
where relaxation and regeneration come naturally

Overnight at Four Seasons Resort. (1 bedroom Pool Villa)

Day 08 – 11: Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui

Day 9 to 11: Koh Samui B
Breakfast at hotel
Free at leisure, enjoy the sun, sand and sea that Koh Samui have to offer.

Overnight at Four Seasons Resort. (1 bedroom Pool Villa)

Day 11: Koh Samui/Bangkok/ Flight Home B-
Breakfast at hotel.

Enjoy some free time this morning to reflect on the incredible journey that you have experienced till your departure transfer to the airport for your flight home, upon arrival at Bangkok airport, our representative will be there with you to assist you with your transfer flight back home.

Ayurveda, Beach and Fort Experience

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Ayurveda, Beach and Fort Experience

Tour Summary

Combine discovery of 400-year old Galle Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with the balmy seclusion of a palm-fringed golden beach and the Amanwella for a six-night sojourn that reveals the rich dimensions of Sri Lanka’s colourful south coast, and experience a small taste of Ayurveda at Amangalla. Ayurveda at Amangalla will revitalize and balance your energy, setting the course for a healthier future.

Tour Highlight

Ayurveda, Beach and Fort Experience

Your Luxury Experience Includes:

  • 4-Nights accommodation at the Amangalla Resort
  • 2-Nights accommodation at the Amanwella Resort
  • The Ayurvedic Taster (Three-days at the Amangalla Resort)
  • Daily breakfast
  • Complimentary transfer between resorts
  • A relaxing programm for guests who wish to experience a snapshot of the Ayurvedic way of life. (at the Amangalla Resort only)
  • Personalized Ayurvedic diet with daily herbal teas (at the Amangalla Resort only)
  • A daily Hatha yoga class (at the Amangalla Resort only)
  • Daily Ayurvedic treatment (at the Amangalla Resort only)
  • A daily Ayurvedic tonic (at the Amangalla Resort only)
  • A prepared herbal bath (at the Amangalla Resort only)
  • Use of The Baths’ hydrotherapy pools, steam room and sauna (at the Amangalla Resort only)
  • Ayurvedic Consultation (at the Amangalla Resort only)

Tour Itinerary – Short Version

This Ayurveda, Fort & Beach Journey provides easy access to Sri Lanka’s southern region rich in historical sites and natural treasures. This four-night offer combines stays in a room at Amangalla, located within the historic walls of Galle Fort, and in a Suite at Amanwella, a contemporary beach resort set in a mature coconut grove near the village of Tangalle. This offer includes daily breakfast and complimentary transfer between resorts.

Tour Itinerary – Long Version

The Ayurveda Spa:
Ayurveda is an ancient traditional system of medicine originated by the sages of India who learned how to prevent diseases and maintain good health. Combining this with other medical practices, Sri Lanka developed its own Ayurvedic system over 3,000 years ago. Modern medicine is still learning from this sophisticated body of medical knowledge.

The Fort:
You have arrived at Galle Fort, written about for centuries as fabled Serendib’s main trading port of call. As a gateway to the Orient in
the 19th century, up to 700 passengers disembarked each day from steamers, thronging the narrow streets and bazaars behind the
Fort’s rampart walls to trade in sapphires, rubies, Sinhalese lace, cinnamon and carved ebony. Here, horse-drawn carriages delivered
ladies with crinoline-hooped dresses and parasols and gentlemen in tropical topees to the colonial buildings known in 1863 as the Oriental Hotel. Later renamed the New Oriental Hotel and now known as Amangalla, the hotel is one of Asia’s oldest and has been
restored to capture the genteel ambience of a bygone era. Located in the heart of Galle Fort, with mature shaded gardens surrounded by frangipani and towering trees, Amangalla is a base for exploring the Fort’s vibrant byways. The substance of Galle Fort is little changed. Stroll the ramparts, discover the daily life of the Fort, then ‘take the waters’ in Amangalla’s Baths, restoring your body and soothing your mind. Ladies and Gentlemen hydrotherapy pools, steam rooms, saunas and plunge pools join five treatment chambers where trained therapists apply Ayurvedic and traditional therapies. A traditional Barber Shop and Beauty Salon add to the experience. Enjoy high tea on the Great Hall’s verandah or sunset cocktails overlooking the fort.

The Beach:
A two-hour drive east of Galle brings you to Amanwella, a contemporary beachfront resort situated in a mature coconut grove fronting a crescent-shaped beach by the town of Tangalle. Paying homage to Sri Lanka’s renowned architect Geoffrey Bawa, 30 air-conditioned suites feature individual plunge pools and private terraces with ocean, beach and coconut grove views. Open on two sides to cooling sea breezes, suites are situated along a hillside and divided into two categories based on their location and view.

Amanwella’s 47m infinity-edge swimming pool is surrounded by an expansive, two-tiered terrace. The Pool Terrace serves alfresco lunch and light snacks. The Restaurant offers stunning views towards the beach and coconut grove and serves Asian and Mediterranean cuisine with an emphasis on fresh seafood. The Beach Club is an alternative venue for lunch and private dinners and set amidst coconut palms. Enjoy spa treatments using natural ingredients in the Spa Suite or in the privacy of your own abode.

A modern-day resort nestled in a cove on Sri Lanka’s rugged southern coast, Amanwella is a delightful beach retreat. Historic rock temples and tours.

General Information about This Tour

Your Luxury Resorts in Sri Lanka Includes:

Amangalla Resort 5-Stars (Galle, Sri Lanka)
Amanwella Resort 5-Stars (Tangalle, Sri Lanka)

Terms & Conditions:

Rates include daily breakfast and complimentary transfer between resorts.
Supplementary cost :Airport transfers from Colombo’s Bandaranaike International Airport are:
US$175++ to Amangalla. US$235++ to Amanwella, per car each way.
Rates are based on single/double occupancy for six nights accommodation plus inclusions as stated.
Rates are subject to availability.
Rates are subject to a statutory levy of 14.32%, plus a 10% service charge.
Rates and government tax are subject to change without notice.
All US dollar rates are converted to local currency at time of billing.

Aman Resorts’ Beach and Fort Experience

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Aman Resorts' Beach and Fort Experience

Tour Summary

Combine discovery of 400-year old Galle Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a stay at the deluxe Amangalla with the balmy seclusion of a palm-fringed golden beach and the Amanwella for a four-night sojourn that reveals the rich dimensions of Sri Lanka’s colorful south coast.

Tour Highlight

Aman Resorts' Beach and Fort Experience

Your Luxury Experience Includes:

  • 2-Nights accommodation at the Amangalla Resort
  • 2-Nights accommodation at the Amanwella Resort
  • Daily breakfast
  • Complimentary transfer between resorts

Tour Itinerary – Short Version

Aman Resorts’ Fort & Beach experience provides easy access to Sri Lanka’s southern region rich in historical sites and natural treasures. This four-night offer combines stays in a room at Amangalla, located within the historic walls of Galle Fort, and in a Suite at Amanwella, a contemporary beach resort set in a mature coconut grove near the village of Tangalle. This offer includes daily breakfast and complimentary transfer between resorts.

Tour Itinerary – Long Version

The Fort:
You have arrived at Galle Fort, written about for centuries as fabled Serendib’s main trading port of call. As a gateway to the Orient in
the 19th century, up to 700 passengers disembarked each day from steamers, thronging the narrow streets and bazaars behind the
Fort’s rampart walls to trade in sapphires, rubies, Sinhalese lace, cinnamon and carved ebony. Here, horse-drawn carriages delivered
ladies with crinoline-hooped dresses and parasols and gentlemen in tropical topees to the colonial buildings known in 1863 as the Oriental Hotel. Later renamed the New Oriental Hotel and now known as Amangalla, the hotel is one of Asia’s oldest and has been
restored to capture the genteel ambience of a bygone era. Located in the heart of Galle Fort, with mature shaded gardens surrounded by frangipani and towering trees, Amangalla is a base for exploring the Fort’s vibrant byways. The substance of Galle Fort is little changed. Stroll the ramparts, discover the daily life of the Fort, then ‘take the waters’ in Amangalla’s Baths, restoring your body and soothing your mind. Ladies and Gentlemen hydrotherapy pools, steam rooms, saunas and plunge pools join five treatment chambers where trained therapists apply Ayurvedic and traditional therapies. A traditional Barber Shop and Beauty Salon add to the experience. Enjoy high tea on the Great Hall’s verandah or sunset cocktails overlooking the fort.

The Beach:
A two-hour drive east of Galle brings you to Amanwella, a contemporary beachfront resort situated in a mature coconut grove fronting a crescent-shaped beach by the town of Tangalle. Paying homage to Sri Lanka’s renowned architect Geoffrey Bawa, 30 air-conditioned suites feature individual plunge pools and private terraces with ocean, beach and coconut grove views. Open on two sides to cooling sea breezes, suites are situated along a hillside and divided into two categories based on their location and view.

Amanwella’s 47m infinity-edge swimming pool is surrounded by an expansive, two-tiered terrace. The Pool Terrace serves alfresco lunch and light snacks. The Restaurant offers stunning views towards the beach and coconut grove and serves Asian and Mediterranean cuisine with an emphasis on fresh seafood. The Beach Club is an alternative venue for lunch and private dinners and set amidst coconut palms. Enjoy spa treatments using natural ingredients in the Spa Suite or in the privacy of your own abode.

A modern-day resort nestled in a cove on Sri Lanka’s rugged southern coast, Amanwella is a delightful beach retreat. Historic rock temples and tours.

General Information about This Tour

Your Luxury Resorts in Sri Lanka Includes:

Amangalla Resort 5-Stars (Galle, Sri Lanka)
Amanwella Resort 5-Stars (Tangalle, Sri Lanka)

Terms & Conditions:

Rates include daily breakfast and complimentary transfer between resorts.
Supplementary cost :Airport transfers from Colombo’s Bandaranaike International Airport are:
US$175++ to Amangalla. US$235++ to Amanwella, per car each way.
Rates are based on single/double occupancy for six nights accommodation plus inclusions as stated.
Rates are subject to availability.
Rates are subject to a statutory levy of 14.32%, plus a 10% service charge.
Rates and government tax are subject to change without notice.
All US dollar rates are converted to local currency at time of billing.

Classical Myanmar (10-Days)

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Classical Myanmar (10-Days)

Tour Summary:

Classical Myanmar (10-Days)

Tour Highlights & Inclusives:

Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive Yangon (D)
Arrive in Yangon and Transfer to hotel. Yangon, formerly known as Rangoon, is still a relatively quiet and charming city. It’s impressive colonial and spiritual heritage makes Yangon one of the most Fascinating and authentic capitals of South-East Asia. Check in hotel. After lunch, a city tour includes the National Museum, Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda’s 70m long reclining Buddha, downtown Yangon with it’s faded colonial atmosphere, Sule Pagoda, Mahabandoola Park, India town and bustling China town. Welcome dinner at Kandawgyi Palace Hotel with cultural show. Overnight at The Strand Hotel or Pansea Hotel in Yangon.

Day 2: Yangon-Mandalay by morning flight.(B,L,D)
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Yangon’s Mingaladon Airport for the flight to Mandalay. On arrival, a sightseeing tour of Mandalay. Myanmar’s cultural capital, features Mahamuni Pagoda, famous for it’s venerable statue of Buddha covered with gold leaf. Mandalay has long been known as a centre of skilled craftsmanship and in former times supplied the royal courts. A tour of traditional workshops includes crafts such as woodcarving, marble masonry, Kalaga tapestry and gold-leaf making. After lunch visit to Mandalay Palace, Kuthodaw Pagoda with it’s 729 marble stone slabs of Buddhist scriptures (known as the world’s biggest book) and Shwenandaw Monastery, noted for it’s exquisite woodcarving. Enjoy the sunset from Mandalay Hill. Overnight at Hotel Red Canal or similar in Mandalay.

Day 3: Mandalay-Amarapura-Gawein Jetty by car. (B,L,D)
After breakfast at the hotel departure for a full day trip to the former capitals of Amarapura, Ava and Sagaing. The day begins with a visit to to the 18th century capital, Amarapura where the country’s largest monastery, Mahaganda Yon Monastery, is located. Continue to the 200 year old U Bein Bridge, constructed entirely from teak and a silk weaving workshop.

Day 4: Mingun-Sagaing-River Village (B,L,D)
Downstream to Sagaing-
Early in the morning cruise downstream. during the 2 hours journey the passengers can admire the natural beauty of the river and the life of it’s banks while relaxing on the sundeck or just sitting outside their own cabin. Enjoy the sunrise over the Sagaing hill.
Visit Sagaing-
After Breakfast passengers can go ashore to visit Sagaing with the assistance of our Ship Manager or their own guide.
Downstream To Bagan-
The cast off time is at 11.15 hrs. Lunch will be served at 13.00. In the late afternoon we stop at Yandabo, a village specialized in Pot-Making, where the peace treaty of the First Anglo-Burmese war was signed on Feb. 24, 1826. Cruise all day and moor over night near a river village. Moor overnight near the Village of Shwe Nann Tint.

Day 5: Arrival Bagan Jetty. (B,L,D)
Early in the morning we proceed downriver to Bagan. After breakfast (if time permits) we visit another typical river village
Check Out time-
Enjoy the sunrise near Bagan. Passengers will disembark at Aye Yar Jetty around 10.15 hrs. On the dry plain of central Myanmar by the banks of the Irrawaddy River stands Bagan, one of the most remarkable archaeological sites in Asia. The 230 years, from 11th to 13th centuries, when Bagan was the capital of Myanmar, were marked by a religious fervor and building frenzy resulting in the thousands of stupas and temples many of which are still standing today. Upon arrival at Bagan, transfer hotel for check in. Free at leisure. Enjoy lunch at hotel. Early evening visit to Shwesandaw Pagoda upper terrace to see the panoramas view of Bagan. Overnight at Thiripyitsayar Sakura (River View Suite) or Aureum Palace Resort (Lake View Villa) in Bagan.

Day 6: Baga Sightseeing. (B,L,D)
After breakfast, morning sightseeing of Bagan features the colorful Nyaung Oo Market, the Shweizigon Pagoda and it’s magnificent golden stupa, Kyansittha U Min, Wetkyi-In Gubyaukgyi, a cave temple with exquisite Jatakas murals paintings and the elegant Htilominlo Temple noted for it’s fine plaster carvings and glazed sandstone decorations. In the afternoon observe the process of traditional lacquer ware, one of Myanmar’s best-known handicrafts and a specialty of Bagan. Visit Ananda, and architectural masterpiece of the early-style temple with four impressive standing Buddha images, Ananda Okkyaung, one of the few surviving brick monasteries from the early Vagan period and Thatbyinnyu the highest temple in Bagan rising to 61m. End the day with a horse and carriage tour among the temples passing by the traditional village of Taungbi, Sulamani Temple and the massive Dhammayangyi Temple noted for it’s remarkable brickwork. Enjoy sunset over the site from the upper terrace of Tayokepyay Temple. Overnight at Thiripyitsayar Sakura (River View Suite or Aureum Palace Resort (Lake View Villa) In Bagan.

Day 7: Bagan (B,L,D)
After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Myinkaba village and observe the process of traditional lacquer ware, one of the best-known Myanmar handicraft and a specialty of Bagan. Visit the monuments of Myinkaba village, Gubyaukkhi, an early period Pyu-style temple of Hindu influence with some of the oldest mural paintings in Bagan, Manuha and Nanpaya temples. In the afternoon, enjoy an excursion to the countryside village of some of the most interesting temples such as Payathonzu, with it’s unusual architecture and tantric Buddhism influence, Lemyethna and Nandamannya temples. Enjoy the sunset from the top of Bu Phaya. Overnight at Thiripyitsayar Sakura (River View Suite) or Aureum Palace Resort (Lake View Villa) in Bagan.

Day 8: Bagan-Heho-Inle Lake by morning flight. (B,L,D)
After Breakfast at the hotel transfer to Nyaung U Airport for the flight to Heho. From Heho, enjoy a scenic drive to Inle Lake, one of Myanmar’s best-known sights. The Intha people, a tribe of Mon descent, mostly inhabit the lakeshores and floating villages. On arrival at Nyaung Shwe village, transfer by boat to start a sightseeing tour on Inle lake including a chance to see the leg-rowing fisherman. Continue to see the floating gardens, built up from strips of water hyacinth and mud and anchored to the bottom with bamboo poles. There are also floating villages like Ywama, the lake’s downtown, where a floating market is held every five days. In the afternoon continue to Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the weaving village of Inpawkhon and the jumping cat monastery. Check into hotel in the afternoon. Overnight at Inle Princess Resort (Lake front cottage) or similar in Inle Lake.

Day 9: Inle Lake-In Dein-Heho-Yangon by afternoon flight. (B,L,D)
After breakfast, visit the Dein in the south of the lake by motor boat. From the middle of the lake, continue down a small canal leading to the village of In Dein, a recently opened area in Shan State. After a walk around the stupas are partly covered by vegetation. From here there is a magnificent view over the lake. Continue visits of the lake by boat and in the afternoon transfer to Heho Airport for the flight back to Yangon. On arrival, transfer to hotel. Farewell Dinner and overnight at The Strand Hotel or Pansea Hotel in Yangon.

Day 10: Depart Yangon (B,L)
After breakfast finish the tour with a visit to Myanmar’s holiest monument, the Shwedagon Pagoda with it’s golden stupa covered with 60 tons of pure gold leaf. In the afternoon there is free time for shopping at Bogyoke Market, formerly Scott’s Market, before transferring to Airport for onward flight.

India Signature Holiday

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India Signature Holiday

Tour Summary:

‘Signature Holiday’ is specially tailored for you to experience the Romantic Rajasthan in style with staying at the exclusive Resorts which complement your lifestyle. The journey is thoughtfully crafted by our connoisseur so your voyage through India is luxurious and memorable. The minutest aspects are sought after so you indulge in the finest collection and extra-ordinary experiences…

You have a quintessence for the finer things in life. It’s expressed in the way you travel and this passage is an intriguing combination of elegance, style, mystery, romance and sensuality.

Rajasthan is still as profound a pleasure as at anytime in the age-old glamorous history, traditional values of this awe-inspiring land. Not surprisingly, the Royalties still enjoy the elegant life style they did for centuries. The journey in the past gives you an experience into the Grandeur and opulence of this Romantic Era.

This Escapade gives you ample of opportunities to rejuvenate your senses and energize your mind to experience the pure pleasure and to indulge yourself in an array of luxurious SPA therapies. So, switch off from the stress and pressure of daily grind and allow yourself to be pampered, revitalized and recharged.

Treat yourself to this perfect vacation which comes with unrivalled fusion of warm Indian hospitality, world class service and modern luxury which will add to your book of cherished memories.

If you thought this Exquisite Holiday is something what you have been raving for then the life has never been more rewarding as there is much more in store for you.

Our promise is to leave you truly spoilt with no choice………

Tour Highlights & Inclusives:

India Signature Holiday

Itinerary:

Day 01 Arrive Delhi
Arrive: Delhi. Upon arrival, you will be met by our representative and transferred to hotel. Overnight at the hotel The Imperial.

Day 02 Delhi
Morning you will be taken to visit Old Delhi – the former centre of Moghul Power, Old Delhi offers ancient monuments, narrow streets and bustling bazaars. Drive past the Red Fort, built in 1648 and board the ‘cycle rickshaw’ for a unique experience from the Red Fort, through Chandni Chowk or Silver Street. Later visit the Jama Masjid, the greatest mosque in India and completed in 1658 by Shah Jahan.

Afternoon sightseeing tour of New Delhi – drive past the stately government buildings of the British Era designed by Lutyens, including the India Gate & the Presidential Palace. Continue onto the beautiful Humayun tomb of the Mughal era & predecessor of the world famous Taj Mahal. Overnight at the hotel The Imperial.

Day 03 Delhi – Udaipur
Morning you will be transferred to the airport for flight to Udaipur.

Depart: Delhi at: 1125 hrs by: 9W – 3317
Arrive: Udaipur at: 1305 hrs

On arrival in Udaipur, you will be met by our representative and transferred to the hotel. Thereafter, city tour of Udaipur, one of India’s most romantic cities and famed for its lovely palaces and lakes. Begin by visiting the City Palace and wandering through its beautiful rooms and apartments, then continue on to the Garden of Maidens “Sahelionki-bari”. Overnight at the hotel Oberoi Udaivilās.

Day 04 Udaipur
Morning at leisure for own activities. Late afternoon enjoy a boat cruise on the placid waters of Lake Pichola. From the lake you have a wonderful view of the City Palace stretching along the east bank, while the south bank has pleasant gardens running down to the waterside. Overnight at the hotel Oberoi Udaivilās.

Day 05 Udaipur – Jaipur
Morning you will be transferred to the airport for flight to Jaipur.

Depart: Udaipur at: 0810 hrs by 9W – 3301
Arrive: Jaipur at: 0915 hrs

On arrival in Jaipur, the guests will be met by our representative and transferred to the hotel. Afternoon city tour of Jaipur – “The Pink City” is spectacularly set within surrounding rugged hills, dotted with ancient ruined fortresses. Your tour will include the imposing City Palace, still home to the Maharaja although several of the rooms are now open to the public. Many antiques and artefacts belonging to the ruling family are housed here, including a collection of weaponry. You will also visit the Hawa Mahal “Palace of the Winds”, and the open-air Jantar Mantar Observatory to see the vast astronomical instruments. Enjoy a stroll through the colorful bazaar before returning to your hotel. Overnight at the hotel Oberoi Rajvilās.

Day 06 Jaipur
Morning tour of the impressive Amber Fort, situated on a ridge just outside Jaipur City. At the foot of the hill you will mount your caparisoned elephant for the slow but steady climb up to the main gate, making your entrance in the time honored fashion. The Fort, completed in the early 18th century, took over 100 years to build and now, although deserted, offers a fascinating insight into the lifestyle of the Moghul ruling families. Overnight at the hotel Oberoi Rajvilās.

Day 07 Jaipur – Ranthambore
Morning drive to Ranthambore (156 kms). Upon arrival in Ranthambore – check into the hotel. Ranthambore Wildlife Sanctuary – Rajasthan’s most renowned wildlife sanctuary, it is 400 sq kms of dry deciduous forest, perfect natural habitat for tigers, and is set in the Aravalli and Vindhya hills. Overnight at the hotel Oberoi Vanyavilās.

Day 08 Ranthambore
Morning and afternoon game viewing in the sanctuary by jeep. Overnight at the hotel Oberoi Vanyavilās.

Day 09 Ranthambore – Bharatpur – Agra
Morning transfer to Sawai Madhopur railway station in time to board your train to Bharatpur

Depart: Sawai Madhopur at: 0710 hrs by: Golden Temple Mail
Arrive: Bharatpur at: 0925 hrs

Upon arrival in Bharatpur, met by our representative and drive to Agra (50 kms) en route visiting Fatehpur Sikri.

Upon arrival in Agra – check into the hotel. Overnight at the hotel Oberoi Amarvilās.

Day 10 Agra – Ajabgarh (Amanbagh)
Morning visit the famous Taj Mahal -This most famous Moghul monument was constructed by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal “the lady of the Taj”. (Taj Mahal is closed on Friday). Later drive to Ajabgarh (200 Kms). Upon arrival in Ajabgarh, check into your hotel. Overnight at the hotel Amanbagh.

Day 11 & 12 Ajabgarh (Amanbagh)
Days are at your leisure. Overnight at the hotel Amanbagh.

Day 13 Ajabgarh – Delhi
In the afternoon drive from Ajabgarh to Delhi International airport (200 Kms) to connect your flight back home.

Day 14 Delhi
Onward Destination

Colors of Karnataka

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Colors of Karnataka

Tour Summary:

Explore Karnataka, an enchanting land rich in heritage and abounding in scenic beauty that is sublime, solemn, and spellbinding; a land rich in flora and fauna. Experience nature in its true form in the vast forests of Karnataka and then delve into centuries old architectural marvels in this Cradle of Stone Architecture on board the luxury train The Golden Chariot – a fine balance between a glorious yesterday and an omnipresent tomorrow, culminating your journey relaxing on the sandy beaches of Goa.

Tour Highlights & Inclusives:

Colors of Karnataka

Itinerary:

Day 01 Arrive Bangalore
Upon arrival at Bangalore International Airport you will be met by a Luxe India representative who will assist with the transfer and check-In at the hotel. Spend one night at Taj Westend. Accommodation is in luxury room, inclusive of breakfast. Taj West End The Taj West End located over twenty acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, is an exquisite combination of modern amenities and old world charm. It is situated near the city centre and close to the business, entertainment, wonderful shopping and is also located near the race course and golf course.

Day 02 Bangalore-Coorg
After breakfast proceed for a private road to Coorg (approx. 5 hours). Upon arrival check-in at the hotel. Coorg or Kodagu as the people of this little district in Karnataka call their land, is located atop the lovely blue mountains, the Sahyadris, at an average altitude of 1400 meters. Coorg still retains its old world charm – it is in fact a cluster of hamlets and homesteads, surrounded by nature at its best – Unsullied, beautiful, green and exciting. There are dense forested valleys, gurgling mountain streams and waterfalls. Coffee plantations predominate, along with a fair amount of cardamom and pepper thrown. Evening, take a guided tour of the 300 acre working coffee and spice plantation. Learn first hand the difference between an Arabica and Robusta, discover how the Malabar blend got ‘monsooned’, and explore the spice scented pathways of Orange County to slip into the spirit of the land. Feel the aroma of fresh coffee and spices and the lush greenery around you- mingle with nature, discover the deep silence of the surroundings, hear the sounds of chirping birds, and the gurgle of the little brooks. Later, enjoy a bonfire at the resort, followed by Dinner. Spend two nights at Orange County. Accommodation is in Private Pool Villa, inclusive of all meals.
Orange County Nestled in the Western Ghats, perched at 800 meters above sea level and set amidst 300 acres of coffee and spice plantations, is the Orange County Resort. This resort is unique for its hospitality in harmony with tradition and nature. Cosseted by River Cauvery on one side and Dubare Reserve forest on the other, this resort promises seclusion, exclusivity and tranquility. Orange County has blend a lot of Kodava traditions and making a stay at Orange County is an experience to cherish for times to come. It is a perfect haven for seclusion, exclusivity and tranquility.

Day 03 In Coorg
After breakfast proceed for a visit to Dubare Elephant Camp across the river Cauvery. Get an insight into the life of these fascinating animals by participating in activities such as bathing and feeding them, followed by an elephant ride through the forest. Also visit Bylekuppe, the second largest Tibetan settlement outside Tibet and includes a bazaar selling Tibetan handicrafts and a flea market. A beautiful Monastery with three large and imposing Golden Buddha statues and in a serene setting beckons you. The temple has 62 feet Buddha statues covered with gold plates is a wonderful sight anytime.

Day 04 Coorg-Kabini
Early morning proceed for a guided bird watching walk into Dubare Reserve Forest. Coorg is an ornithologist’s delight. And is every bit as entertaining and enlightening for the amateur birdwatcher too. Over 300 bird species are found here.
After breakfast proceed for a private road transfer to Kabini. (approx. 120Kms)
Upon arrival check-in at the hotel.

After lunch, proceed for wildlife safaris in Jeep into the Nagarhole National Park. Accompanied by a trained naturalist, the safari provides a good opportunity to observe the various herbivores & predators in their natural habitat. Some of the animals found here are the Bonnet Macaque, Gray Langur , Slender Loris , Wild dog or “Dhole”, the sloth bear, stripe- necked Mongoose, Civets, Otters, Indian Pangolin, Giant Flying Squirrel, Flying Fox, Indian Porcupine, Jackal, Black Naped Hare, barking deer, Sambhar, Four horned Antelope, Gaur, and wild boar. Evening enjoy a Kuruba tribal dance performance followed by Dinner. Spend two nights at Orange County. Accommodation is in Pool Hut, inclusive of all meals.

Day 05 In Kabini
Early morning enjoy a boat safari upstream from the resort on the Kabini River. While the animals and birds that can be sighted will be the same as during the vehicle safari, the boat safari offers an opportunity to observe the Marsh Crocodile and other water birds, rarely seen during the Vehicle safari. As the river meanders between the two parks, the visitor gets to witness the vastness of the parks. The boat safari also goes to certain areas, which are not accessible by vehicle. The backwaters of the Kabini acts as a huge water body, attracting a wide variety of water birds. As the waters recede during summer, they leave behind isolated pools of water that attract a multitude of birds as fish are often trapped in them.

After lunch, take a bicycle tour of the village of the Kuruba tribe. They are the Jenu Kurubas, the Beta Kurubas (collectively called Kadu Kuruba or simply Kuruba). These people were originally hunter gathers who switched to swidden agriculture and when that was banned to collection of minor forest produce. Experience their unique culture and lifestyle first hand while sharing a cup of coffee with them. Evening accompanied by the in-house naturalist get up close and personal with Meenakshi, their resident elephant. Learn about the magnificent animal, its natural history and its long association with man. Learn about the various methods of capturing wild elephants and their long and historical association with Kabini.

Day 06 Kabini-Mysore…Board the Golden Chariot
Morning proceed for a guided bird watching tour along the river bank, passing through the cultivated fields and scrubs growing along the village roads, to observe the water birds and waders.

After breakfast proceed for a private road transfer to Mysore (approx. 90Kms) to Board the train- The Golden Chariot.

After Lunch on board the train, proceed for a sightseeing tour of Mysore. Visit the most impressive of Mysore’s numerous monuments, though, is the Maharaja’s Palace built in 1911 at the cost of 4.2 million Indian Rupees. One of the biggest in India, it is a harmonious synthesis of the Hindu and Saracenic styles of architecture. Also visit Srirangapatna a place of great religious, cultural and historic importance. The Srirangapatnam Fort, defended by a double wall, is the center of attraction here. It was built in 1454 by Thimmanna, a local chief and later renovated by Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan.

Spend four nights on the Golden Chariot, inclusive of all meals.

Day 07 Hassan
Enjoy breakfast en route your journey to Hassan. This quiet and peaceful town is a convenient base to visit Sharavanabelagola, Belur and Halebid. Shravanabelagola, 52km from Hassan, an important Jain pilgrim centre. It is home to Asia’s largest monolithic statue Lord Gomateswara here towers 58 ft., looming atop the picturesque Vindhyagiri Hill. Every 12 years, Jain pilgrims gather here to participate in a splendid head anointing ceremony.

Belur & Halebid: A World of Worship Belur in Hassan is famous for its magnificent Hoysala Temple Complex. The Chennakesava Temple here is the major attraction, built by Hoysala Vishnuvardhana, to commemorate his victory over the Cholas. The facade of the temple is filled with intricate sculptures with no portion left blank. It is the only Hoysala Temple still in active worship. Halebid in Hassan district was the capital of the Hoysalas. It has one of the finest Hoysala temples. The Hoysaleswara Temple, perched on a star-shaped base amidst lawns, is a sculptural extravaganza. Its walls are richly carved with an endless variety of Hindu deities, sages, stylized animals, birds and friezes depicting the life of the Hoysala Kings.

Return to the train for Dinner and then relax on your journey to Hospet.

Day 08 Hospet
Arrive Hospet, a city filled with wonders and surrounded by marvels. After breakfast proceed for a visit of Hampi, a world heritage site. If dreams were made out of stone, it would be Hampi. Hampi, the seat of the famed Vijayanagara Empire was the capital of the largest empire in post-moghul India, covering several states. Although in ruins today, this capital city once boasted riches known far beyond the shores of India. The ruins of Hampi of the 14th Century lies scattered in about 26 sq. km area, amidst giant boulders and vegetation. The Pampapati Swami temple with its many tiered pyramidal tower crests above the others. The Vittala Temple has 56 pillars, each of which produces a different musical note when tapped. Protected by the tempestuous river Tungabhadra in the north and rocky granite ridges on the other three sides, the ruins silently narrate the story of grandeur splendor and fabulous wealth. A visit to Hampi is a sojourn into the past.

Return to the Golden Chariot for Dinner and relax.

Day 09 Badami
Continue your journey of this incredible land, proceeding towards Badami, a world heritage site. Badami is picturesquely situated at the mouth of a ravine between two rocky hills. The exquisite sculptures and the rust red sandstone cliffs of Badami tell many a tale of yore. The first sculptural embellishment to dazzle the eye is the 18 armed Nataraja striking 81 dance poses. Badami is famous for its rock-cut cave temples. These temples have been carved out on the red sandstone hills that surround the town. There are four cave temples at Badami. These temples date back to the 6th and 7th centuries and ornately carved with figures of Hindu deities. Also visit Pattadakal, with its beautifully chiseled temples, a World Heritage Site, located on the banks of the Malaprabha River. It bears testimony to the richness of the Chalukyan architecture. Pattadakal reached its pinnacle of glory under the Chalukyan Kings and was once used as a ceremonial center where kings were crowned.

Afternoon return to the train and continue your journey to Goa.

Day 10 Goa
Arrive Goa. After breakfast check out. You will be met by a Luxe India representative who will assist with the transfer and check-in at the hotel. Goa also known as “Pearl of the Orient” and a “Tourist Paradise”, is located on the western coast of India in the coastal belt known as Konkan. The magnificent scenic beauty and the architectural splendors of its temples, churches and old houses have made Goa a firm favorite with travelers around the world.

Rest of the day at leisure to relax and unwind. Spend three nights at Taj Exotica. Accommodation is in Garden Villa, inclusive of breakfast. Taj Exotica Located on the southwest coast of Goa, overlooking the Arabian sea, this Mediterranean-style resort is one of the best hotels in Goa and has a way of slowing down time to a tranquil tempo. Set amidst fifty-six acres of lush gardens, Taj Exotica is a showcase for relaxation with tropical inspired design touches, grand architecture, a sun-drenched atrium, wide shady corridors, and flower lined patios for a memorable stay.

Day 11 In Goa
Your visit to Goa is not complete without a trip to Old Goa, which was the ancient capital of Goa, once ruled by Adil Shah and was later conquered by the Portuguese. All that now remains of Old Goa’s former glory, are its imposing churches and cathedrals which houses 14 magnificent Alter and 05 bells of which one is the famous Golden Bell said to have been heard all over Goa. The Basilica of Bom Jesus, houses the mortal and visible remain of Goa’s Patron, Saint Francis Xavier, in the silver casket. The Churches are also considered as “World Heritage Monuments.” Also visit Panjim, the Capital City of Goa, build on the banks of river Mondovi, take a walk through the small squares and back lanes of the town’s old quarters where the Portuguese influence is most evident.

Day 12 In Goa
Day at leisure to relax at the beach or enjoy the facilities at the resort.

Day 13 Goa-Mumbai….Depart
After breakfast proceed for the Goa Airport to board your flight to Mumbai. Upon arrival you will be transferred to the International airport to board your flight for onward destination.