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Amazing Thailand Romance Travel Guide

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Just because you didn’t steal Sean Lowe’s heart on this season of The Bachelor doesn’t mean you can’t plan an adventurous and refreshing Thai vacation!

Whether you’re a fan of ABC’s The Bachelor or just a fan of Thailand, Tourism Authority of Thailand’s Travel Guide Northern Edition makes it easy for you to plan the vacation of a lifetime.

This season on The Bachelor, Sean Lowe took the final-three ladies to Thailand’s Trang province, then made his final decision in picturesque Chiang Rai. While looking for love, the women and Sean experienced many facets of Thai culture and enjoyed Thailand’s beautiful scenery. Our first travel guide for southern Thailand takes you through the Trang province and nearby areas, ensuring you have enough recommendations for a fun-filled vacation.

“Chiang Rai is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been. It’s really an amazing place and I really built a lifetime of memories in those few days.”
– Sean Lowe, The Bachelor

In the second guide of the two-part series, our northern Thailand journey recommendations take you through Chiang Rai, the first capital of the ancient Lanna Kingdom, highlighting must-see activities, as well as some exciting hidden treasures not featured on The Bachelor.
The Bachelor Travel Guide: Thailand

Sean’s first date of the episode with Lindsay started with a relaxing ride down the sacred Mekong River, bubbly in hand. But, a river float isn’t the only way to explore the Golden Triangle, kayaking and mountain biking tours will help you explore the beautiful terrain as well.

Nestled throughout the region you’ll find settlements of Thailand’s ancient hill tribes living much the way they have for hundreds of years.
If you want to learn more about Chiang Rai’s fascinating hill tribes, the best way to do it is to immerse yourself in their culture.

These Thai hill tribes migrated to the thick forests and mountains of Chiang Rai centuries ago. Typical trek itineraries visit Akha, Karen, Lisu and Lahu tribe villages. The Akha Hill House is a particular favorite trekking group, beloved for its affordability and friendly staff.

As their date drew to a close, Sean and Lindsay released paper lanterns into the sky with wishes for “love, happiness and family” written on them. Casting off paper lanterns is a famous Thai tradition, meant to bring good luck.

If you’re the kind of traveler who enjoys planning visits around festivals and events, Thailand’s Loi Krathong festival should be on your bucket list! Known by many as the festival of lights, this festival symbolizes good fortune for the year to come. In 2013, it’s scheduled for early November.

On the season’s final date, Sean and Catherine enjoyed an Elephant trek at Anantara’s Elephant Camp.

The Anantara Golden Triangle offers many options for those looking to learn more about these majestic animals, while supporting the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation’s mission to create an abuse free world for all elephants.

If you prefer the view from the ground, the Anantara Golden Triangle elephant camp has other activities for you, including a ‘forest living skills’ trek that teaches participants about edible plants and natural remedies.

As the final episode of The Bachelor drew to a close, Sean had an important decision to make. He couldn’t have picked a better place to propose to his future wife than picturesque Pa Sak Tong. This lush, tropical hotel defines Thai luxury.

Leading up to the big night, The Bachelor’s finalists stayed at the Anantara Golden Triangle’s lavish suites. If you want to recreate their experience for yourself, check out the travel packages on Book Thailand Now.

Sean, Catherine and Lindsay saw many of Chiang Rai’s beautiful sights, but missed the chance to visit the city’s gorgeous temples. If you can’t get enough of ancient Thai history and appreciate amazing architecture, these locations are a must-visit:

White TempleWhile most Chiang Rai temples are rich in history, the stunning and popular Wat Rong Khun was recently built in 2008. This temple’s gleaming white architecture earned it the nickname, The White Temple.

Find your center at Chiang Rai’s most revered Buddhist temple, Wat Phra Kaew, originally called Wat Pa Yia. Legend is that lighting struck this temple’s octagonal chedi in 1434, causing it to split open and reveal the Emerald Buddha. Now this religious artifact is housed in a Bangkok temple bearing the same name.
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Many people journey to Chiang Rai to visit the White Temple, but they forget to visit its brother, the Black Temple. Created by Thai artist, Thawan Duchanee this temple is quite an architectural feat. The temple is made of 40 small black houses constructed from different materials, from concrete to glass.

Looking for a more adventurous Chiang Rai trip than The Bachelor finalists had? Head to Boomerang National Park where couples and friends can rock climb, zip line and explore caves together.

Phu Chi Fa SunriseOn the hunt for a more scenic view? Phu Chi Fa is known for its cool climate, sea of fog and variety of wildlife species. The Bachelor’s Sean even photographed this breathtaking view for his blog. It’s the perfect place to take in a sunrise with your love.

After an event-filled day of trekking in Chiang Rai’s jungle or mountains, relax at one of the “best spas in the world.” We recommend indulging in one of the great natural treatments offered.

And, if you’re more of a beach bum than an adventurer, don’t worry. Chiang Rai isn’t known for its beaches, but the park bordering the Mekong River comes close. Bring a picnic, kick back and enjoy the breathtaking views.

Whether you spend the day trekking through the jungle, relaxing in a park or floating down the Mekong, Chiang Rai’s night bazaar, located off of Phaholyothin Road, is the perfect place to take an evening stroll. Shop for souvenirs while feasting on Thai delicacies or take in one of their notorious free dance shows.

If our travel recommendations have you inspired to visit Thailand and you need help planning your trip, tourismthailand.org/us has all the information you need to plan a dream vacation, and our southern Thailand travel guide makes it easy to pinpoint activities to make your vacation throughout Thailand worth remembering.

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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.