|Group size: 16 pax
||Accomodation: 5 Star
||Duration: 12 days
Day 01: Frankfurt - Bangkok
Evening departure from FRA to Bangkok, Thailand. Dinner and Breakfast served in flight.
Day 02: Bangkok
Afternoon arrival in Bangkok and check-in to your luxury hotel. Time to unwind, relax and enjoy the rest of the day. Hotel facilities include state-of- the-art spa.
Day 03: Bangkok
Tour of the Grand Palace, once the home to the Kings of Siam, with its fluted spires and golden domes. Then on to the Temple of the Emerald Buddha considered to be one of the most sacred and revered sites in Thailand. This evening we will have a welcome dinner at one of Bangkok's fabulous restaurants which also features Thai classical dances.
Day 04: Bangkok
Leisure time on your own to explore the many wonders of Bangkok including taking advantage of the great shopping bargains. Optional tours such as the Floating Market where local merchants ferry their goods as well as many others are available.
Day 05: Bangkok - Bali
Depart for Bali mid day and arrive in Denpasar where we will transfer to the Hotel. Relax and enjoy this amazing hotel with its award- winning Spa.
Day 06: Bali
Relax by the beach in the morning and in the afternoon we will travel to the Great Royal Temple Taman Ayun, the sacred Monkey Forest and then experience a spectacular tropical sunset at Tanah Lot one of Ball's most revered sea temples.
Day 07: Bali
A day of leisure on your own to relax by the beach, enjoy the spa and partake of the fabulous shopping.
Day 08: Ubud and Batubulan
Transfer by coach to Ubud. On the way we will visit various villages. Batubulan, where stone carvers create their marvelous works of art and celuk, famous for ifs gold and silver works, we will also visit Mas village where talented artisans create intricate wood carvings as well as a painters studio before arriving at our luxury hotel.
Day 09: Ubud
Time on your own to explore ubud, the artistic heart of Bali as well as the nearby towns filled with local artisans, museums and galleries. Also available in the evening are various cultural performances at the ubud palace.
Day 10: At Leisure
Another day of leisure on your own. Optional tours to other areas of Bali are available or perhaps take time to experience the very affordable, traditional Balinese massage and other spa treatments, in the evening we will celebrate our magical journey with a Farewell dinner.
Day 11: Return to Europe
Checkout, transfer to airport and return to Europe
|Group size: 30 pax
||Accomodation: 4/5 Star
||Duration: 05 days
View a fine range of intricate Malaysian handicrafts Karyaneka. Pass through the busy center of going by Golden Triangle area; cruise along Independent Square before driving through Chinatown. Drive up to the entrance of the King Palace’s and the river confluence at Masjid Jamek, the birthplace of Kuala Lumpur. Visit the National Monument dedicated to fallen heroes before stopping the Museum for an insight of the Country as a whole. You will see fine Moorish Architecture from the 19th Century in Sultan Abdul Samad Building and the Railway Station. Catch a glimpse of the National Mosque.
Day 01: Historical Malacca
Malacca, located 160 kilometers south of Kuala Lumpur, is the most important historical landmark in the country. Founded by Parameswara, a Hindu Prince from Palembang, Malacca was also ruled by the Portuguese, Dutch and English. The ruins and building of these conquerors can still be seen today, blending with the fast developing but carefully planned township. Among the places visited are Porta de Santiago, St. Paul’s Church, the Stadhuys Building, Christchurch, Cheng Hoon temple (Oldest Chinese temple in Malaysia), Jonker Street, Jade House showroom and Bukit China.
Day 02: Harley Davidson Transfer
Imagine being driven to the Dinner venue on 30 Harley Davidson. The bikers will bring the group for a night tour through the streets of KL, stopping at the National Square for a photo shop, then proceed to Bintang Walk followed by the Petronas Twin Towers. Red carpet will be waiting for you upon arrival at the Dinner Venue.
Day 03: Sepang International Circuit
Feel the complete surge at the challenging 5.542 km track. When Sepang International Circuit Sdn. Bhd. opened the Sepang F1 Circuit in March 1999, not only did it unfold a new chapter in Malaysian motor sports, but also its fame gushed into the international motor sports arena, hailing the Sepang F1 Circuit as 'the best F1 track in the world.' The Sepang International Circuit has been voted the world's 'most challenging' track by the drivers and has been rated one of the world's best.
The Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix in October 1999, the first Formula 1 event in South East Asia, was awarded the 'Best Grand Prix' for 1999 by the Formula One Management (FOM). The track surpasses all specifications set by the Federation Internationale de'l Automobile (FIA). This is the only circuit in the world to be awarded the honour to incorporate the F1 logo into its official name. No other circuit has a double frontage grandstand. These Grandstands are shaded from the sunray and overlooks the two longest straights. The circuit can host a total of 100,000 spectators.
Restauran Seri Angkasa
You will find the ultimate dining experience at Seri Angkasa. This delightful revolving restaurant takes about 54 minutes to complete a 360-degree panoramic view of the city. At 282 metres above ground level, this restaurant is encircled by glass paneling to ensure patrons get a good view of the city. The interior is very modern and comfortable with large lounge chairs and wooden tables. There is a vast selection of main courses from both Western to local cuisine. Dishes include fresh smoked salmon and oysters. Other favorites are the steak and
lemang.The revolving restaurant, Restaurant Berputar Seri Angkasa, is located at Level Two of the Menara Kuala Lumpur 'Tower Head'. At a height of 282 meters above ground level, this 9,172 square feet restaurant offers not only a revolving dining area, but also music area and lounge.
|Group size: 22 pax
||Accomodation: 5 Star
||Duration: 12 days
Day 01: Bangkok, Thailand
Upon arrival in Bangkok and transfer to your hotel for check-in and overnight.
Day 02: Bangkok
Full day sightseeing in Bangkok. Morning vist to the Prasart Museum, a privately owned venue rarely shown to the public. Those who are lucky enough to be invited to this elegant museum, set in landscaped tropical gardens, will quickly realize it’s a hidden gem for Thai art lovers. The buildings in which the antiquities are housed, were designed by the collector himself, either as direct replicas or playful combinations of his favorite palaces and pavilions from around the country. This afternoon, travel by long-tail speed boat on the picturesque Chao Phraya River and klongs (canals) to see the serene family houses and temples along the waterways that give this city the name “Venice of the East.” Visit the elegant Temple of Dawn, stop at a neighborhood monastery to learn about Thai Buddhism and at an old wooden schoolhouse where kids delight in visitors. Afterwards, visit the Grand Palace, a lavish, awe-inspiring monument of tapering gilded spires, majestic pavilions, dazzling murals, and brilliant colors. Shopping stops a silk factory, major shopping mall, antique shops, will be included in todays tour. Dinner at Supatra River House.
Day 03: Bangkok - Ayutthaya - Bangkok
Depart to the countryside to the north of Bangkok, heading for Ayutthaya, the former capital of Siam. At the magnificent city ruins, you can see the largest Buddha image of Phra Mongkhon Bophit. Continue to Bang Pa-In Summer Palace of King Rama V, consisting of buildings in a quaint mixture of European and Thai architecture. You will have a chance to visit the interior of Chinese Wehat Chamrun Palace. Return cruise to Bangkok on the Chao Phaya River aboard the luxurious Horizon Cruise. En route, observe the scenic beauty and friendliness of the canal folks as you enjoy a sumptuous lunch. This evening introduces you to mystical dances, Thai cuisine and truly Thai ambience! During dinner, feast your eyes on the grace and beauty of the dancers, elegantly performing stories from classical Thai literature and folktales.
Day 04: Bangkok - Chiang Rai
After breakfast, transfer from hotel to Bangkok domestic airport for flight to Chiang Rai. Arrive in Chiang Rai and transfer to your hotel for check-in and lunch. After lunch, explore Chiang Saen, a small port town on the banks of the Mekong, where there are the ruins of the Chiang Saen Kingdom, from 1325, including chedis, images of the Buddha, and earthen city ramparts and visit the infamous Golden Triangle previously renowned as the center of the opium trade.
Day 05: Chiang Rai - Mae Sai - Chiang Mai
Drive to Mae Sai, the northernmost point of Thailand. This is the perfect spot to observe border life, as Mae Sai is one of the very few official land crossings between Thailand and Burma. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. This afternoon, drive to Chiang Mai and check-in at the hotel. This evening, enjoy dinner at Le Grand Lanna featuring ancient Lanna culture, the foundation of northern Thai lifestyle for almost a thousand years. It represents peace, tranquility, and living in harmony with one another and with the nature around them.
Day 06: Chiang Mai
Full day Doi Inthanon National Park. The 58 kms away from Chiang Mai is a popular destination for one-day excursion- Doi Inthanon National Park. Or you may choose visit the Mae Taman Elephant Camp; first to see the show, next ride elephants across the Mae Taeng River and up the hill. Then return by oxcart to the elephant village where lunch will be served. From here, the rafting adventure starts along the unspoiled Mae Taeng River. Continue to the Orchid Farm, to view the many beautiful species of orchid.
Day 07: Chiang Mai
One of the most unique experiences in Thailand is a visit to a Buddhist temple to offer alms to the Buddhist monks. You can participate in this very special Thai custom by personally presenting alms; a brief exploration of the temple may be made as well, religious festivals permitting. Return to the hotel for breakfast. Morning visit Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep. The city of Chiang Mai has a wealth of beautiful and historic Buddhist wats (temples). Drive up the mountain's winding road, the final climb to the site is up a magnificent Naga (dragon-headed serpent) staircase of 306 steps. This afternoon, visit the local handicraft villages. On this tour, a visit is made to the Sankampaeng district, heart of the silk and cotton home industries, to witness the fascinating process of making and weaving these popular fabrics. Continue to Bor Sang, the umbrella village, where the delicate Thai paper umbrellas are produced and hand painted, etc.. Enjoy dinner at the “Gallery Restaurant” and visit the Chiang Mai Night Bazaarl.
Day 08: Chiang Mai - Phuket
Transfer to Chiang Mai Airport for flight to Phuket. You are met at the airport by a local representative for a Phuket Island tour. Visit Phuket Town with its Malacca-style houses and bustling markets before stopping to admire one of Phuket’s most famous temples. Enjoy dinner and evening stroll at Patong Beach.
Day 09: Phuket
Morning canoeing excursion in Phang Nga Bay to explore tranquil, undisturbed nature while having one of the greatest adventures of your life! This unique environmental activity takes you on the ultra- tough, highly stable Sea Explore canoes to newly discovered sea caves and “hongs” in Phang Nga Bay. Return to the hotel and enjoy the afternoon at leisure. Tonight, dinner is at Baan Rim Pa, “the House on the Cliff.” Dine on an open terrace with a view down the cliff to the waves breaking on the rocky beach.
Day 10: Phuket - Bangkok
Morning is at leisure until your transfer to Phuket Airport for the flight to Bangkok. Upon arrival in Bangkok, walk to the Amari Airport Hotel for check-in.
Day 11: Bangkok - Depart
Return walkway to the airport for departure.
Post Conference: Road to Mandalay, Burma
|Group size: 08 pax
||Accomodation: 4 Star
||Duration: 05 days
Day 01: Yangon - Bagan
After a morning flight from Yangon to Bagan board the Road To Mandalay berthed on the Ayeyarwady River at Bagan, where over 2,000 temples and pagodas remain on the awe-inspiring plain. After lunch on board, enjoy a sightseeing tour and visit some of Bagan’s more significant pagodas. Late afternoon, your guide takes you to watch the breathtaking vista of the sun setting over the plain. Return to the ship for a relaxed dinner and local entertainment. Overnight on board.
Day 02: Bagan
After breakfast on board a guided tour introduces you to Bagan's most important temples and the local maket. Alternatively, you can hire a bicycle or horse-drawn cart and explore this fascinating area on your own. Mid- morning the Road To Mandalay begins its cruise north towards Mandalay. After lunch relax on board and watch the fascinating river life glide by. An on board guide lectures on local places and customs. The ship moors mid-river for the evening. Dinner and overnight on board.
Day 03: Bagan - Mandalay
Enjoy the morning on board as the ship cruises towards Mandalay, arriving at the quaint little village of Shwe Kyet Yet after lunch. In the afternoon, enjoy a guided tour of the key sights of Mandalay, regarded as the centre of Burmese culture and Buddhist learning. Return to Road To Mandalay, stopping enroute to admire sunset over the river. Dinner and local entertainment awaits in the evening.
Day 04: Mingun
After breakfast, cruise to Mingun. Visit the most important sights such as the pretty Hsinbyume pagoda and the world’s largest uncracked bell. Return by ferry for a late lunch. In the afternoon, visit the Sagaing Hills, considered to be the living centre of the Buddhist faith in Burma. Sagaing is also famous for its silver and silversmiths who still work in much the same way as their ancestors did. Dinner and local entertainment. Overnight on board. where dinner and local entertainment awaits.
Day 05: Yangon
After an early breakfast transfer to Mandalay airport for your onward flight to Yangon.
|Group size: 40 pax
||Accomodation: 5 Star
||Duration: 05 days
Day 01: Arrive Singapore
Airport meet and greet with flower garlands. Transfer to hotel. Sail aboard an oriental junk for a scenic cruise to view the world’s busiest port and outlying islands before returning at sunset.
Experience a welcome reception themed
Streets of Singapore
– an introduction to the colourful multicultural aspects of Singapore with various food carts and traditional entertainment, and local crafts on display.
Day 02: Singapore
Go on a Feng Shui and You tour – learn the mystery of geomancy and visit the world’s largest Fountain of Wealth in Suntec City. Dim sum lunch at a Chinese restaurant.
Chinese Heritage tour – celebrate an Awards Evening, themed The Emperor’s Banquet – a celestial evening with lanterns, fans, flower drum dancers, and performances by acrobats, magicians and local craftsmen.
Day 03: Singapore
Meet the Locals tour – discover the origins of Peranakan culture and see a satellite town on the MRT. Enjoy a popiah and Peranakan lunch. Tour options include crafts exploration, Sentosa or Museums of Singapore. Enjoy a tropical barbecue in a sarong on Sentosa. A Malay Kampong welcome dinner at Sentosa comes with a free flow of Singapore’s Tiger Beer.
Day 04: Singapore
Rice, Spice and Everything Nice tour
– Tiffin Curry at Raffles Hotel. Then sample the intricacies of pewter ware and teambuilding. Start the evening with a farewell dinner themed ‘A Reminiscence of the Colonial Days’ – cocktails on a viewing deck overlooking the Singapore River and Boat Quay at a Asian Civilisations Museum II. Then dine in a private hall in the museum.
Day 05: Depart Singapore
Footsteps of Raffles tour – a tour of the Civic District, colonial buildings and developments on the Waterfront, followed by a visit to the Botanic Gardens. Transfer to the airport in time for onward flights.
|Group size: 10 pax
||Accomodation: 5 Star
||Duration: 06 days
Day 01: Beijing
Arrive Beijing. Meet and greet at Airport for transfer to hotel. Special welcome arranged at Hotel
- Children dress in Chinese costume to greet guests at the Hotel entrance
- Lion dance to escort guests to the check in area
Express check in at 5* Hotel.
Day 02: Beijing
Start your day with a visit to the heart of the Capital - Tian An Men Square, in front of the Gate of Heavenly Peace which commands the entrance to the Imperial Palace. The central square consists of several important monuments and buildings, including the Great Hall of the People, Memorial Hall of Chairman Mao Zedong, Museum of Revolution and Museum of Natural History. From the square, a short walk lead to the entrance of The Imperial Palace, also known as the Forbidden City, a maze of palaces built between 1417 and 1420 as the residence of the emperors.
Lunch at a renowned local restaurant.
Afternoon tour of the Hutongs in Beijing. A hutong is an ancient city alley or lane typical in Beijing, where the number may run into several thousand. Surrounding the Forbidden City, many were built in the ancient time by the emperors. In order to establish supreme power for themselves, they planned the city and arranged the residential areas according to the etiquette systems of the Zhou Dynasty with the Forbidden City at the center of it all. The tour starts from the north entrance to Beihai Park using old-fashioned pedicabs to transport visitors to the picturesque Shishasha Lake area. A visit to the Drum Tower is included, where visitors can enjoy a bird's eye view of the old city. After exploring the hutongs area, we will stop for a home visit to one of the courtyard-style homes where the owner will be more than pleased to welcome our visitors with a cup of tea. The tour will conclude with a visit to the mansion and garden of Prince Gong of the Qing Dynasty.
In the evening, dinner is to be taken at the 100-year-old Quanjude Restaurant serving the authentic Peking Duck - Beijing's most famous dish. The crispy skin is the most prized part of the dish and to achieve such crispness, the duck is air-dried, then coated with a mixture of syrup and soy sauce before roasting. When ready it is ceremoniously presented and the skin is carved. Traditionally the skin is eaten with thin pancakes whereas the meat will be used in several other dishes.
Day 03: Beijing
The Great Wall of China is one of the wonders of the world and the only man-made structure visible from space. Hiking along the Great Wall is substantially different from just having a look at one the tourist spots. Climbing the Wall will not only accept a challenge physically but also obtain a deeper understanding and greater appreciation of Chinese history and culture as well as man's creative powers. Construction of the Great Wall began in the fifth century BC and was extended section by section till the 16th century. It was designed to keep out nomadic invaders from the north.
As part of team building, a half day or full day hike along the Wall can be arranged.
In the afternoon, we will visit the Ming Tombs which are found at the Tianshou Hill in Changping County, about 50 kilometres northwest of Beijing City. There are 13 imperial tombs of the Ming Dynasty scattered over an area of 40 square kilometres. We will visit one of the tombs called Dingling, the tomb of the 13th Ming Emperor, Zhu Yun, and his two empresses, the most complete one that has been excavated so far.
In the evening we would suggest dinner at the Fangzeyuan Restaurant in Temple of Earth fashioned after the Imperial Banquets of the Emperors. Dinner is followed by an Acrobatic Show or an evening at the Peking Opera at the ancient Opera House.
Day 04: Beijing
After breakfast, we will set off for the Summer Palace - one of the best sights in Beijing. Situated 20 kilometres northwest of Beijing, the Summer Palace had been used by the court for 800 years as a summer resort and a venue of extravagant celebrations. At the foot of Longevity Hill are the imperial residences filled with the Empress Dowager Cixi's furniture and personal belongings. One building contains a theater museum that recalls the empress' passion for theatricals and in the garage is the first automobile imported into China. Among other attractions is the Marble Boat on Kunming Lake, the Long Corridor and the 444,000 kg bronze pavilion.
We would suggested a Dragon Boat Race on the Kunming Lake next to the Palace. The Lake covers three quarters of the park.
From the Summer Palace, if time permits, we will visit the Beijing Zoo, the largest in China and is famous for its collection of rare animals, especially the giant Pandas. Altogether there are some 6,000 animals of over 570 species in the zoo. Formerly a private garden of a Qing royal aristocrat, it was first turned into a zoo by Empress Dowager Cixi, who imported 700 creatures from Germany for entertainment.
Day 05: Beijing
Visit the Lama Temple - the largest Lamastery in Beijing which was built in 1694. The complex features a combination of architectural styles of the Han, Manchu, Mongolian and Tibetan nationalities. It was also known as the Palace of Harmony & Peace which was built as a mansion for Emperor Yongzheng in the Qing Dynasty when he was a prince. When the young prince ascended the throne, the mansion was converted to a temple according to tradition.
During the reign of Emperor Qianlong, it became a center of learning for the Yellow Hat Sect of Tibetan Lamaism, and at certain periods housed a community of 1,500 Tibetan, Mongolian and Chinese lamas, as well as a Living Buddha. Today there are about 70 Mongolian lamas in residence.
After lunch, we will visit the Temple of Heaven, also well known as Tiantan which was built in 1420 during the Ming Dynasty. This was the place where the Ming & Qing emperors went to worship Heaven and pray for better harvests.
An incentive in Beijing is not complete without a Gala dinner. Ideas abound but some of the popular places will be at the Great Hall of the People, Prince Gong's Mansion with its sprawling gardens or the China Club situated in a renovated ancient Mandarin's house.
Day 06: depart Beijing
The revamped "Old Beijing Street" is an expanded version of the collection of stalls and shops that formerly graced the north end of old Beijing. This is a top spot for souvenir shoppers pressed for time. There is an abundance of traditional Chinese clothing and footwear, and a wide variety of traditional Chinese essentials such as paper cuts, decorative swords, and statuettes of bald, baby-faced monks practicing devotions and martial arts. A final addition is a pleasant teahouse where you can take the weight off your feet and consider the wisdom of your purchases.
|Group size: 15 pax
||Accomodation: 5 Star
||Duration: 08 days
Day 01: Beijing
Upon arrival, you will be greeted by your guide and transferred to the 5*hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day to explore China's historic and vibrant capital city on your own.
Day 02: Beijing
Your first peek into Beijing begins with Tian'anmen Square, the world's largest and renowned public square where many historical events once took place. Then walk into the Forbidden City (UNESCO), where the 24 emperors of the Ming and the Qing Dynasties ruled for nearly 500 years (1420-1911). Experience the architectural splendor of the palaces, ceremonial courtyards and private quarters. After the lunch, continue the Summer Palace (UNESCO), the largest imperial garden in the world.
Day 03: Beijing
Today setting out to the China's most renowned monument, Great Wall(UNESCO) which is the most spectacular structures ever built by human and as the only one visible from space. After lunch, visit the Ming Tomb, ancient burial ground of the Chinese emperors.
Day 04: Beijing
Today you will visit another renowned imperial site –the Temple of Heaven (UNESCO), where ancient Chinese emperors would make sacrifices to Heaven and pray for bountiful harvests. This construction is supreme achievement of Chinese traditional architecture.
Continue to take a Hutong Tour by old–fashioned pedicab to explore the oldest part of the city for a real sight into the traditional Chinese life style. In the afternoon, pay a visit to the Yonghegong Lama Temple which is the largest and best-preserved Tibetan Buddhist Lamasery in Beijing. In the evening, you will enjoy a traditional Beijing Duck Dinner, a Chinese delicacy.
Day 05: Beijing - Shanghai (by bullet train)
Transfer to the railway station and take the Latest Bullet Train to Shanghai (about 5 hours). Upon arrival, meet and transfer to the hotel in Shanghai. Enjoy the rest of the day to explore China's largest and most dynamic city on your own.
Day 06: Shanghai
A full day tour begins with the Yu Garden (UNESCO). Owing to its ingenious design in Ming and Qing dynasties, it becomes a real museum of Chinese ancient architecture. Walk around the Old Downtown with its maze of walkways, reflecting ponds, pavilions and stone bridges.
Then head to Jade Buddha Temple. The temple is famous for two precious jade Buddhist statues brought from Burma, which are not only rare cultural relics but also exquisite artworks.
Continue to visit the Shanghai Museum, with its 120,000 piece collection of Chinese ancient treasures. Wander through the bustling Bund, featuring outstanding European colonial architectures, new skyscrapers and historical buildings in Shanghai. After dinner, enjoy a spectacular Acrobatic Show, known as one of the most fabulous performance arts in China.
Day 07: depart from Shanghai
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for homeward flight.
|Group size: 15 pax
||Accomodation: 5 Star
||Duration: 07 days
Day 01: Seoul
Welcome ceremony at the Incheon International Airport • Transfer to hotel incorporating a brief city tour featuring Gyeongbokgung Palace, National Folk Museum of Korea and Presidential Blue House • Welcome drink and express group check in at hotel • Lunch • Welcome dinner with traditional performance. Express check-in at 5* Hotel.
Day 02: Seoul
Breakfast buffet • Full day tour of Seoul • Discover the important sights and highlights of Seoul featuring Insadong Antique Street, Bridge of Freedom near DMZ (The Demilitarized Zone) and the 3rd Tunnel • Optional activities - Taekwondo practice (Demonstration of basic movements of Taekwondo by an experienced master with board-breaking test for all guests) - Tea ceremony at the temple (Temple tour and tea ceremony with Buddhist monk) • Lunch with a typical beef BBQ menu at Korean restaurant • Dinner with cocktail and performance at Korean restaurant
Day 03: Seoul
Breakfast buffet • Full day visit to your Korean branch or meeting conference at hotel • Dinner cruise on Hangang River
Day 04: Seoul
Buffet Breakfast • Full day Korean Folk Village and Ceramic Kiln. Rest of the day at leisure.
Day 05: Seoul
Buffet breakfast • Full day shopping or optional tours - Guided shopping tour to meet with a famous Korean designers at her boutique shop, Insadong Antique Street and the Yongsan Electronics Market - Full day spa & waterpark at Icheon to enjoy spa experience in a variety of thematic hot springs - Optional sports event (Yachting at Han River) followed by Farewell dinner
Day 06: Seoul - departure
Check out at the Hotel. Time to say “Good bye” • Transfer to Incheon International Airport.
|Group size: 12 pax
||Accomodation: 5 Star
||Duration: 08 days
Day 01: Arrive Delhi
India’s capital and an important gateway into the country, India, is a bustling metropolis and an interesting mix of fast paced modernization and carefully preserved antiquity.
Delhi has some of the finest museums in the country, and its boutiques and shopping arcades offer access to a wealth of traditional and contemporary crafts from all over the country. It has specialty restaurants to please the gourmet, open parks and gardens ablaze with flowers, and also hosts a variety of cultural events. Its many layered character is tantalizing and can entice the curious traveler into a fascinating journey of discovery.
Day 02: Delhi
Morning Half day sightseeing of New Delhi. Visit the 12th century Qutab Minar, gracefully hand- carved for its entire height of 234ft, and the iron pillar, which has withstood the ravages of time and not rusted even after 1500 years. Visit the mausoleum of emperor Humayun - a forerunner of the Mughal style of architecture and the imposing modern Lakshminarayan temple. Drive past the India Gate (war memorial dedicated to the lives of laid down by the Indian soldiers), the president's residence - formerly the Viceroy's Palace, parliament House and the Secretariat buildings, - an interesting blend of the Victorian and 20th century architecture.
Afternoon Half day sightseeing of Old Delhi takes you to the magnificent Red Fort, - a marvel in red sandstone, built on the banks of River Yamuna by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. Visit Raj Ghat (memorial to Mahatma Gandhi), Jama Masjid, - The largest mosque in India. Drive past Chandi Chowk, once an imperial avenue of Mughal Royalty which today is the busiest commercial area of the city. Walk through Chandni Chowk to savour the ambience of an oriental bazaar.
Day 03: Delhi - Agra
After breakfast drive to Agra making stops on the way at your wish for taking some interesting pictures of the country side.
Agra has long been renowned as the city of the Taj Mahal. This has often overshadowed the fact that this royal Mughal has, in addition to the legendary Taj, many magnificent monuments that epitomise the high point of the Mughal architectural achievement. Not even Delhi the seat of kings and emperors for over a thousand years, can boast such a heritage of architectural and cultural splendour from the golden age of the Great Mughals.
Agra was the chosen city of the Mughal emperors during the early years. It was here that the founder of the dynasty, Babur, laid out the first formal Persian garden on the banks of the River Yamuna. Here, Akbar, his grandson, raised the towering ramparts of the great Red Fort. Within its walls, Jehangir built rose-red palaces, courts and gardens. Shahjehan embellished it with marbled mosques, palaces and pavilions of gem-inlaid white marble.
Day 04: Enroute to Agra - visit Sikandra
Sikandra (Akbar’s Tomb): Sikandra, named after the Afghan ruler Sikander Lodi, is the mausoleum of Akbar across the river Yamuna. This four story square building is made of sandstone. The real tomb of Amber lies in a catacomb below. An interesting feature here is that one cannot see all the four minarets situated here from one point – one of them is always behind the other in the viewer's line of vision.
Day 05: Agra
Morning sightseeing tour visiting Agra Fort and Taj Mahal. Half day Taj Mahal and Fort. Visit the world famous Taj Mahal built by Shah Jahan in 1560 in memory of his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. This architectural marvel is a perfectly proportioned masterpiece fashioned from white marble that stands testimony to the skill of 20,000 craftsmen brought together from Persia, Turkey, France and Italy and who took 17 years to complete this 'Love Poem in Marble'. (Friday closed). Later visit the Agra fort containing the halls private and public audiences and other palaces. Shah Jahan spent years of confinement at the hands of his son Aurangzeb, looking wistfully at the Taj Mahal from the Fort.
Day 06: Jaipur
After breakfast leave Agra by surface for Jaipur enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri (232 kms/ 7 hrs including visit)
Fatehpur Sikri: Perched atop a rocky ridge 37 km west of Agra, Fatehpur Sikri came into being four centuries ago when the Emperor Akbar, created the first planned city in Indo- Islamic style. The city was actualised with great energy, but was completely abandoned a little more than a decade later. Fatehpur Sikri is built in red sandstone, and is a beautiful blend of Hindu and Islamic architectural elements
Jaipur: Settled in the rugged hills of the Aravallis, Jaipur is the pristine jewel in the desert sands of Rajasthan and is as remarkable for its marvelous architecture and town planning as it is for the lively spirit of the people who inhabit it. The city presents a unique synthesis of culture that has to be experienced in order to be appreciated.
Day 06: Agra - Fatehpur - Jaipur
Morning Enjoy the elephant ride at the Amber Fort in the morning.
Half day Amber Fort with elephant ride. Amber is a classic, romantic Rajasthani Fort Palace. The rugged, time-ravaged walls of the Fort may not look beautiful from the outside, but the interior is a virtual paradise. Miniatures painted on the walls depict hunting and war scenes, apart from festivals. Precious stones and mirrors are embedded into the plaster. A major attraction at Amber is the Elephant Ride all the way up to the Fort entrance. This journey on caparisoned elephants is bound to enrich your memories with the Royal lifestyle of the Maharajas and leave you with a truly unforgettable experience. Inside the Fort visit the Jag Mandir or the Hall of Victory. Inside the Jag Mandir is the famed Sheesh Mahal - a room with all the four walls and ceiling completely embedded with glittering mirror pieces, which were specially imported from Belgium during that period. Enroute to Amber Fort, you will have a brief photography stop at Hawa Mahal - the Palace of Winds.
In the afternoon half day sightseeing tour of Jaipur City.Half day city tour begins with a visit to the Maharaja's City Palace, the former Royal residence, part of it converted into a museum. A small portion is still used by the Royal family of Jaipur. Built in the style of a fortified campus, the palace covers almost one- seventh in area of the city. One of the major attractions in the museum is the portion known as Armoury Museum housing an impressive array of weaponry-pistols, blunderbusses, flintlocks, swords, rifles and daggers. The royal families of Jaipur once used most of these weapons. Later visit the Jantar Mantar, which is the largest stone and marble crafted observatory in the world. Situated near the gate of the city palace, the observatory has 17 large instruments, many of them still in working condition.
Day 07: Jaipur - Delhi
After breakfast leave Jaipur by surface for Delhi.
Day 08: Leave Delhi
In time transfer to International airport to board onward destination flight.
Cultural Encounter in Shanghai and Beyond
|Group size: 25 pax||Accomodation: 5 Star||Duration: 06 days|
Arrival and welcome reception at SIGMA Club of Wharf 1846. After that transfer to the 5* hotel. Evening for leisure.
Visit Shanghai Museum to learn the long history and rich collections of Chinese paintings, bronze ware, porcelain and furniture. Shanghai Dimsum lunch at Lvbolang Restaurant . Then spend the afternoon visiting the Yu Garden and Shanghai Old Street . At night, enjoy the best acrobatic show in Shanghai at Shanghai Circus World.
One day excursion to Suzhou - A City of Chinese Classic Private Gardens and Canals. In the morning, visit Humble Administrator’s Garden - a renowned UNESCO World Heritage Chinese garden and the largest one in Suzhou, and Suzhou Museum, designed by Pritzker Prize-winning Chinese-American architect Ieoh Ming Pei. After lunch at Song He Lou – a time-honored restaurant in Suzhou, visit a silk mill to learn the complete process of silk spinning - the Queen of Fabrics. Dinner at Table No.1 Restaurant located in a boutique hotel - the Waterhouse at South Bund at the Cool Docks.
One day excursion to Hangzhou – A Paradise City on the Earth and famous for its picturesque West Lake. In the morning, visit a tea plantation, where the most famous Chinese green tea – Dragon Well Tea is originated. Lunch at Lou Wai Lou Restaurant noted for its authentic Hangzhou cuisine dishes. In the afternoon, a cruise on West Lake. Themed dinner at any villa-house restaurant in Shanghai like Peace Mansion.
Morning Tai Chi class at a local park like Zhongshan Park, Jing’an Park or People’s Park. Morning bicycle tour of the former French concession from Fuxing Park (former French Park) , along Middle Fuxing Rd., Hengshan Rd, West Jianguo Rd. to Tianzifang. Lunch at Xiao San Tang – a fusion restaurant. In the afternoon, discover and experience what Tianzifang can offer. Tianzifang is the very place where you can find the special architecture of old Shanghai. The community is occupied with bars, cafes, studios, galleries, boutiques and local designers’ craft shops. A farewell dinner at the European Hall of Shanghai International Convention Center with a breathtaking view of the night Bund.
Evening departure by Maglev train ride to Pudong Int’l Airport to board onward destination flight.
|Group size: 32 pax||Accomodation: 5 Star||Duration: 08 days|
Day 01 - Arrive Kochi
morning at Kochi International airport and transferred to your hotel.
Upon arrival at the hotel, a traditional Indian welcome awaits. Girls dressed in traditional saris will shower rose petals and a red-powdered dot will be anointed on the forehead as a mark of respect. A welcome non-alcoholic cocktail will be served in a private section.
After lunch at the restaurant or one of the banquet venues of your hotel, enjoy an orientation tour of Kochi. Begin your exploration with a walking tour that takes you around Fort Kochi, the city’s most historic part. Begin with the church of St Francis, the oldest European-built church in India. Continue to the Jewish Quarter where you visit the historic synagogue, built over 400 years ago. It contains beautiful Belgian glass chandeliers and is paved with hand painted tiles from China. Also visit The Dutch Palace at Mattancherry. Built in 1555, its coronation hall and painted murals are noteworthy features. Your next stop will be the Chinese Fishing Nets, cantilevered nets strung out along the tip of the peninsula by local fisherman for catching fish. Exclusive dinner on the lawns of the hotel with Kathakali dance performance
This evening enjoy an exclusive Kathakali dance performance. Kathakali is the classical dance drama of Kerala with origins going back 500 years. The impressive, graceful and rhythmic movements, pleasing choreography and delightful imagery makes it one of the most intricate dance forms in India. Themes are taken from Hindu Mythology, often summed up with a lesson. Kathakali constitutes the three fine arts of acting, dancing and singing. No dialogue is spoken, but with the eloquence of expression the epic is narrated and a dream world of sheer fantasy is brought to life. After the performance, a buffet dinner will be served.
Day 02 - Kochi - Kumarakom
This morning leave
for Kumarakom in a convoy of air-conditioned Toyota Innova cars (3 guests per
vehicle) covering a distance of 85kms in approximately 1½ hours (The baggage
will be transferred in a separate luggage van).
Arrive at the hotel and check-in to your room.
On arrival enjoy a special Kerala welcome. Temple drummers and girls in traditional Kerala saree perform the “Thalipoli Ceremony” with oil lamps and flowers. A welcome drink of coconut water will be served.
Lunch will be served at the hotel. Remainder of the afternoon will be at leisure. You can enjoy Ayurvedic/spa therapies or choose from different activities available at the hotel.
Amongst country boats with fishing nets, the local toddy shop, fruit vendors and people working in paddy fields, we transport you to a traditional Kerala village. The area will be covered with cut outs of tall coconut trees, human size pictures of coconut plunger (taingavettukaram) and boats with fishing nets and fishermen. Dine on traditional cuisine served in clay pots, under thatched coconut leaf roofs. Hurricane lanterns and traditionally attired attendants ad to the ambience.
Day 03 - Kumarakom
This morning enjoy
a guest lecture on Ayurveda. A specialist will speak about the healing science
of Ayurveda, and century’s old herbal remedies. The guest lecture will be
followed by a massage session.
Those not wanting to experience an Ayurveda massage can visit the nearby bird sanctuary which houses numerous species of birds, including darters, bitterns, Brahminy kites, Marsh harries, teals and several varieties of Herons roost.
Lunch will be organised with a local family at their spice farm, a 20 minute boat ride away. Enjoy Syrian Christian Cuisine including seafood and duck. Your host will be happy to arrange a walk around the farm to tell you more about the local spices.
Eening experience a Kalaripayatu performance at an exclusive venue followed by a seafood dinner.
Day 04 - Kumarakom - Alleppey
Morning at leisure. Late in the morning embark on a “Kettuvallam”, the traditional trading vessel
of this beautiful coastal region (4 guests per boat) and cruise on the
backwaters. Beautifully decorated with tender coconut palms and flowers, the
rice boat has been specially converted for on-board living. Guests will enjoy
air-conditioned, private accommodation, including shower room and open lounge.
The boatman will motor or punt the Kettuvallam through unforgettable and
tranquil palm-fringed landscapes.
In the evening, get together for a very memorable dinner. We encourage guests to dress in black, women will be offered flowers to be tied and used as headgear. Music provided by a live band make this evening special. Overnight: On board boat
Day 05 - Alleppey - Kochi
This morning after
breakfast disembark from your house boat and transfer to Kochi. Arrive in Kochi
and transfer to hotel where lunch will be served.
Afternoon at leisure. Farewell evening is a Gala dinner with a fisherman theme on a private Island - Gundu Island
Day 06 - Depart Kochi
Morning transfer back to Kochi International airport for your onward flight.
|Group size: 18 pax||Accomodation: 4/5 Star||Duration: 08/09 days|
Day 01: Delhi
Assistance, reception and transfer in the hotel.
Day 02: Delhi
After breakfast tour of the historic city of Old Delhi to include the magnificent Red fort, the Jama Masjid, India's largest mosque, Rajghat memorial to Mahatma Gandhi and rickshaw ride past the silver street. Evening view Son- et- lumiere at the Red fort. Drive to the Hauz Khas village lawns where a sumptuous Chinese theme dinner awaits you with a gracious setting evocative of a Shanghai food-mart. Pagoda archways and canopies encircle a dragon centerpiece. Stewards in coolie hats and mandarin smocks, serve soup from a boat, salad out of vegetable carrier baskets and authentic Szechwan and Cantonese specialties from cooking trolleys. A western band is in attendance and the evening rounds off with the group taking joy rides in the hot air balloon, to view the surroundings of the beautifully lit up ruins. Overnight Delhi.
Day 03: Delhi/Agra
Morning drive to Agra via Sikandra. Check into your five star hotel. The company banner will be displayed outside the hotel on arrival. The group is given a traditional welcome with local "Shehnai" playing, welcome drinks will be served and luggage delivered to rooms. Post lunch tour of the magnificent Agra fort and the Taj Mahal. Cycling rickshaws and horse drawn carriages will be lined up outside the hotel to provide transport to the Taj Mahal. On arrival professional guides will divide the group into sub- groups of 10-15 people and conduct a guided tour throughout the fascinating marble structure of the.Taj Mahal. Evening free to explore the bazaar. Relish an exclusive Mughal theme dinner that takes you back to the fabled world of the great Mughals. "Chobdars" (gate keepers) usher guests to the "dawaat - khana" (venue of the function). Hostesses clad in silken, flowers and "attar" (perfume) in the traditional style and flamboyant folk dances herald a sumptuous spread of Mughlai delicacies, served in a manner befitting royalty. Overnight Agra.
Day 04: Agra/Jaipur
Morning drive to Jaipur via the ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri. Check into the palace hotel after a grand royal procession welcome which creates the ambience of a welcome accorded to a victorious Rajput warrior. The entire drive-way to the hotel is lined with caparisoned elephants and camels. Elephants, with trunks risen in salute, accompany guests who are taken in royal carriages or on elephant back to the hotel. A band of musicians and horsemen precede the procession amidst showers of rose petals whilst valets drape each lady with a "duppata" (shawl) and the gents are greeted with garlands and the "tika" ceremony is performed. Udai Vilas Palace Afterwards relax to the music of the "Shehnai" while you sip a gin-based welcome drink and enjoy Rajasthani folk dances. Evening tour of the City Palace, Palace of Winds and the observatory. Later time free to explore the bazaar. Evening view a puppet I magic show at the hotel which captures the magical spirit of the land as much as the conjuror who enthralls his audience with sleights of hand and a range of tricks. Only the adventurous can volunteer to be sawed in half I Scrumptious dinner on a royal theme with group members dressed with traditional "pagris" (turbans) and "chunnis"(shawls) are welcomed with a shower of rose petals and "ittar" (perfume). A delicious meal is served in silver " thalis" on "bajots" (low tables) to guests seated on mattresses. The service is done by attendants in local attire whilst professional Rajasthani dancers perform form the "Teerah Taali" dance in which men play a four - stringed instrument called a chau- tara and the women sit with dozens of manjeeras or cymbals, tied on all over their bodies and strike them with the ones they hold in their hands. Overnight Jaipur.
Day 05: Jaipur/Samode
Morning excursion to Amber fort on elephant back. Later view an enchanting polo match at the polo grounds where various horsemen of the 61st cavalry display tent pegging and other horse mounted sports. Drive to Samode. On arrival at the village entrance, decorated camel carts await the group. All delegates will be transported to the palace by camels (approximately 40 mm. ride) whilst the baggage will be taken up by coach. The camel caravan will be escorted by two torch bearers to each cart. Local musicians will lead the camel caravan through the cobbled streets and villages. The group will be timed to arrive at the palace gates at sunset. On arrival they will be received by the village elders in full local attire showering the group with rose petals. On entering the palace a huge floral company logo will be carved out on the floor. Enjoy cocktails with Print Yadavendra Singh at the Sheesh Mahal (hall of mirrors). After cocktails proceed to the Dubar hall for a cultural evening extravaganza. The ambience created goes back 600 yrs when the king and his lieutenants would sit on the cushioned floor and the dancers would perform. During dinner local dancers and musicians will entertain the group. After dinner coffee is served on the terrace whilst a wonderful fireworks display takes place against the naked mountain landscape The grand finale for the evening is the company logo lit up in the sky with fireworks. Overnight Samode Palace.
Day 06: Samode / Desert Camp
This morning we divide the group into three. One sets of on hot air balloon, the other on camels and the third group on jeeps. After every hour the groups interchange the transportation mode that is the camel crew into balloon, balloon passengers into jeeps and so on. Gala champagne lunch is laid out on top of a sand dune. Later check into a deluxe tented camp. Evening is livened up by local folk dancers and musicians around a bonfire bar-be-cue and rum punch. Overnight desert camp.
Day 07: Desert Camp / Mandawa
Drive to Mandawa and check into Castle Mandawa. A floral logo of your company is. prominently carved in the lobby. Afternoon explore the painted havelis of Shekhawati. Enjoy a village fair theme dinner where a village setting is create with bamboo huts, benches and stalls. Villagers mingle with guest and display their traditional skills such as doll-making, puppet-making, pottery, "pichwai" painting and other crafts. Entertainment includes an "bandarwala" staging a monkey show, a palmist, snake charmer, "kachi ghodi" and "dhamil" (a performance with dummy horse, dancers and singers). After a splendid dinner, a fascinating mg display of fireworks brings a memorable evening to an end (Optional balloon cum camel safari). Overnight Mandawa.
Day 08: Mandawa/Waterbanks
After a leisurely breakfast, drive to Waterbanks Swiss camps and resort at the Damdama lake island. Crossover on fibber glass boats arriving at the lake island. Check into deluxe Swiss Camper huts I tents.This morning we divide the group into five. One sets of on hot air balloon, the other on camels and the third group on jeeps. After every hour the groups interchange the transportation mode that is the camel crew into balloon, balloon passengers into jeeps and so on. Gala champagne lunch is laid out on top of a sand dune. Later check into a deluxe tented camp. Evening is livened up by local folk dancers and musicians around a bonfire bar-be-cue and rum punch. Overnight desert camp. After a gala farewell dinner departure transfers to the airport to board flight international destination.
Philippines Island hopping
|Group size: 20 pax||Accomodation: 4/5 Star||Duration: 10 days|
Day 01 - Arrival
Board your flight from Europe late in the evening and fly out far east towards Philippines. Land into Manila International Airport and get transferred to your 5* deluxe accommodation post immigration & baggage. Spend the evening at leisure as you explore the bustling city at your own pace and sampling some local cuisine amid the numerous street food stalls. Welcome dinner at the hotel.
Day 02 - Manila
Check out of your accommodation and head back to the airport to board your flight down to the 1st Island of your trip. Land into El Nido and get transferred to your accommodation by the beach. Retire for the afternoon as you soak into the sun and sands. Spend the evening at leisure exploring the beaches & city at your own pace and style.
Day 03 - El Nido
The El Nido Caves and Coves tour will take you to the most awe inspiring rock formations and lagoons which can only be found in Bacuit Bay. Your day will start with a hotel pickup at the morning by a shared vehicle. Your professional guide will bring you to some amazing caves and coves situated in Bacuit Bay. You will be provided snorkel gear if you want to enjoy the underwater world at the island. Buffet lunch will be served around noon and you can always check with your guide for more information about the caves and coves during the tour. The highlight areas you would be visiting are Pangalusian Island (It has one of the widest stretches of powdery white beaches in El Nido, which is very ideal for sun bathing, sunset viewing, and other beach activities) , Pinagbuyutan Island (Known for soft powdery white sand comparable to the world's best beaches. The water is shallow for about a couple of meters from the shore and then a few meters away you will see a snorkeling area full of fishes), Vigan and Snake Island (Known because of the fine natural sandspit (s-shaped sandbar) that "snakes" off it shores. The sandspit is clearly visible only when the tide is low. On both sides of the sandspit are shallow swimming areas), Cadugnon Point and Cave, Pinasil Island and Cathedral Cave (The island has a cathedral-like cavern accessible by dinghy and kayak. Its cool interior is lit at certain times of the day by sunlight coming through an opening at its peak.).
Day 04 - El Nido
Check out of your accommodation and get transferred to the harbor port to board your ferry to the scenic island of Matinloc. Pamper yourself at your resort as you chill out by the shores and coves. Engage in some activities like paddle boarding, kayaking or snorkeling.
Day 05 Matinloc
Indulge yourself into a relaxing spa or stroll along the beach post a hearty breakfast at your resort. Check out of your resort in the island and get transferred back to the main El Nido Island. Check into your accommodation and spend the evening at leisure as you take a bike and drive around exploring the city at your own peace and style.
Day 06 - El Nido
Post a hearty breakfast at your accommodation, get transferred back to the airport to board your flight east to the next island. Land into Cebu International Airport and get transferred to your accommodation later in the afternoon.Spend the evening at leisure as you exploring the vibrant city on foot as you pass by the Cebu Taoist, Basilica del Santo Niño. Or chill out by Mactan Beach. Evening Theme Dinner at the Hotel. Day 07 - Cebu The island is surrounded by beautiful beaches, coral atolls, and rich fishing grounds. The whale sharks watching trip will depart at 5am, a 4 hour drive from Cebu city center to Oslob. You will arrive at Tan-awan, which is located 10 kilometers from the center town of Oslob. Here, you can see many tourists snorkel and dive with the whale sharks. You will be provided with snorkeling equipment so you can swim with the whale sharks. Swimming with whale sharks is amazing but there are some rules implemented by the local government and all travelers are expected to follow. The guide will give a brief introduction before you go into the water. After the whale shark watching, we will discover and feel the natural beauty of Tumalog Falls, another must see place in Oslob. It is nearby the whale shark center. You will find this place very refreshing, heavenly and relaxing. Have fun and enjoy the experience before heading back to your hotel.
Day 07 - Cebu
Check out of your accommodation in Cebu and head back to the airport to board your flight to the last phase of your trip to Boracay Island. Land into Caticlan International Airport and get transferred by outtrigger boats to your high end luxury hotel later in the afternoon. Dinner at the beach.
Day 08 - Boracay Islands
Themed Party with live entertainment at the friday's beach while watching the sunset.
Day 09 - Manila
Check out of your accommodation post an early breakfast and get transferred back to the airport to board your chartered flight up to the capital. Overnight stay in Manila.
Day 10 - Farewell
After a gala farewell lunch departure transfers to the airport to board flight international destination.