Collette Vacations Offers New Asia Tour under its Explorations Brand08/12/2011 - Travel to Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia on a new small group tour in 2012.
Pawtucket, Rhode Island … Collette Vacations announces its newest Explorations tour to Asia that features travel in small groups to three exciting countries: Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. Departures are set to begin in May 2012 for this 19-day Three Kingdoms of Indochina tour with highlights that include an overnight cruise aboard a luxury junk boat on Halong Bay and a visit to the famed Angkor Wat, the world’s largest religious building and the iconic symbol of Cambodia. This tour includes 10 nights in Vietnam, 3 nights in Laos, and 4 nights in Cambodia, each offering exceptional overnight accommodations like the colonial Life Resort in Hoi An where guests will spend two nights.
Collette Product Manager Krystle Ang describes the tour as “well-paced, yet comprehensive” with all lunches and dinners “carefully chosen to include only unique and highly acclaimed restaurants in each city.”
In addition to authentic accommodations that capture the spirit of the region and unique culinary experiences, Explorations’ travelers embark on a personal journey steeped in local culture and hands-on activities. “More than just providing once-in-a-lifetime experiences, Explorations tours reward travelers with a new perspective,” adds Ang.
Three Kingdoms of Indochina includes a tour of Ho Chi Minh City to explore its colonial landmarks including the Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral, and Opera House. Experience a traditional water puppet performance in Hanoi; explore the ancient ruins of Angkor Thom; venture to Ta Prohm, overgrown by jungles and vines; travel to the floating village of Kompong Phluk where you can see houses on stilts and flooded forests; cruise to the Pak Ou Caves, home to thousands of Buddha statues left by pilgrims; visit an elephant village nestled in a jungle on the banks of a river; and meet local school children during a visit to the JWOC Community Center supported by The Collette Foundation.
A pre-tour extension to Hong Kong and a post-tour extension to Bangkok are also offered with this tour. The starting rate is $3,249, per person, double, land only. For more information, call 1-877-451-8687 or visit www.explorationstouring.com to view full itineraries, interactive maps, destination facts and stats, pricing, and tour videos.
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Explorations small group tours provide authentic, life enhancing travel experiences to a more intimate group of travelers. With a group of 16 - 28 passengers on every tour, you’ll gain access to historic sites and exclusive experiences; enjoy sightseeing off the beaten path; and immerse yourself with the local culture. Culinary classes, meals with locals, language lessons and active interaction ignite the senses and add adventure to life’s daily routine. More exotic tours distinguish Explorations with destinations ranging from India and Jordan to Africa and China, while smaller restaurants and unique hotels capture the local flavor.