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Grand South East Asia Highlights of South East Asia  
 

Day 1 Depart Home City
We fly to Beijing, the political, economic and cultural center of the People's Republic of China. We lose one day crossing the International Dateline.

Day 2 Arrive Beijing
Upon arrival at Beijing Capitol Airport, we are met and transferred to Hotel The Grand Chang An for three nights. The rest of the evening is yours to relax. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. (D)

Day 3 Beijing
Our day begins with a visit to the historic Tian An Men Square where Mao Tse Tung first raised the flag of the People’s Republic. We then tour the Imperial Palace, also called the Forbidden City and its gardens. After lunch, we visit the Hutong by pedicab and take a leisurely stroll through the 700-year old narrow, winding streets that surround the Forbidden City. Here, we can watch the daily routines of the local people in their courtyard homes. We then visit the magnificent Summer Palace, a former retreat for the Imperial family. Later that night, enjoy a performance of the “Legend of Kungfu” after a delicious dinner at a local restaurant. (B,L,D)

Day 4 Beijing
This morning we head for the Ming Tombs, the beautifully decorated burial site of the emperors of the Ming Dynasty also known as the Underground Palace. After lunch, we experience the unforgettable!! We visit one of the world’s most remarkable sights – the Great Wall of China,built over 2,000 years ago by Emperor Qin. The Great Wall stretches over 6,000 km across the top of China. Tonight, we look forward to a delicious Peking Duck dinner at a select local restaurant. (B,L,SD)

Day 5 Beijing - Xian
This morning, we marvel at the beauty of the splendid Temple of Heaven and the Hall of Prayer for Bountiful Harvests. After lunch, we fly to ancient Xian, the home of the terra-cotta warriors. Here we stay at the King Dynasty Hotel. This evening, we enjoy a sumptuous Dumpling Banquet dinner. (B,L,SD)

Day 6 Xian
Today we enjoy a full-day excursion visiting some of Xian’s magnificent ancient monuments: the Banpo Museum and the incredible Grand Mausoleum of Qin Emperor Shi Huang Di, the first emperor of China, protected by 6,000 life-size terra-cotta warriors and horses. We visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, a Buddhist Temple dating back to the 7th century. Evening, we enjoy a delectable dinner accompanied by superb entertainment in the Tang Dynasty tradition. (B,L,SD)

Day 7 Xian – Guilin
This morning, after breakfast at the hotel, we set out to visit the Provincial Museum, housing more than 370,000 kind of exhibits from different eras. It is a grand complex of buildings built in the architectural style of the Tang Dynasty (618-907). Later, we visit the ancient City Wall. In the afternoon, we transfer you to the airport for your flight to Guilin. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to the Park Hotel for the night. The evening is free. (B,L,D)

Day 8 Guilin - Yangshou
We start the day with a boat trip down the Li River that offers a scenic landscape of 30 miles of breathtaking, mist-shrouded mountains rising from the riverbanks that since ancient times has been the inspiration for countless poems and paintings. After an enjoyable lunch on board we visit Elephant Trunk Hill, the city’s symbol. We cruise back to the colorful market town of Yangshou, where you have an opportunity to shop for delightful souvenirs and gifts. Overnight at the Paradesa Yangshou Resort. (B,L,D)

Day 09 Guilin – Hong Kong
After breakfast at the hotel, we set out for China’s ancient and scenic wonderland, Reed Flute Cave with its spectacular limestone formations and the beautiful Fubo Hill. In the evening, we transfer you to the airport for your flight to Hong Kong. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to the Royal Pacific Hotel. (B)

Day 10 Hong Kong
This morning, we enjoy a half-day tour exploring Hong Kong Island and feeling the pulse of Hong Kong, the City of Life. Next, we visit Aberdeen, the best place to see the lifestyle of an old fishing community village from the past, which today, is home to the world’s largest floating restaurant. Marvel at scenic Repulse Bay with its long stretch of golden sandy beaches and admire the picturesque southern tip of the island. We then travel to Victoria Peak and take a peak tram ride. Here, you can take in the truly breathtaking panoramic view of Victoria Harbour, the mountains of Kowloon and the islands of the South China Sea. (B)

Day 11 Hong Kong
The entire day is yours to enjoy, to explore on your own or perhaps join an optional tour. (B)

Day 12 Hong Kong - Bali
This morning, transfer to the airport for your flight to enchanting Bali, the magical island where art, music and dance have fascinated visitors for decades. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to the Bali Hai Resort where you may relax for the rest of the day and enjoy the resort. (B)

Day 13 Bali
We enjoy a half-day tour exploring warm, tropical Bali with a stop at Denpasar, where you can bask in the energy of this bustling market square and shop for artwork, pottery, or perhaps a batik sarong. This evening, we enjoy a spectacular performance of Kechak dance at a famous local theatre. (B,D)

Day 14 Bali
The entire day is your to relax, explore and discover at your leisure or unwind on one of the island’s legendary beaches. (B,D)

Day 15 Bali – Singapore
Breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport for your flight to Singapore. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to the Swissotel. Rest of the evening is yours to relax. (B)

Day 16 Singapore
This morning, after breakfast at the hotel, we set out on a half-day city tour and enjoy the colorful and exciting atmosphere of this truly multicultural city. Our city tour begins with the Princess Elizabeth Walk, St. Andrew’s Cathedral, City Hall, Victoria Memorial Hall theatre and the famous statue of Sir Stamford Raffles. We then head up to Mt. Faber for a superb panoramic view of the city before visiting the beautiful Botanical Gardens. This evening, enjoy dinner by the River, Singapore’s latest sunset haunt. Enroute to the world’s largest fountain, take in the beautiful sight of the central business district as we drive via Benjamin Sheares Bridge. Continuing on to Bugis Street, we stroll through the night market or ‘pasar malam’ where you may chance upon unimaginable bargains. Our last stop for the evening is at The Raffles Hotel. (B,D)

Day 17 Singapore - Bangkok
After breakfast at the hotel, we transfer you to the airport for your flight to Bangkok. Upon arrival in Bangkok you will be met and transferred to the Baiyoke Sky Hotel. Tonight, we enjoy a delectableThai dinner and an extraordinary performance of cultural dance. (B/SD)

Day 18 Bangkok
Today, we explore Bangkok’s superb art and architecture in our visit to three famous temples – the Wat Benchmabophit (Marble Temple), the Wat Pho (Reclining Buddha), and the Wat Trimitr (Golden Buddha). In the afternoon, visit the Grand Palace, which was an ancient Siamese court and the residence of the kings of Bangkok. The palace complex consists of the Reception and Funeral Palace, the Throne Hall, the Coronation Hall and the Royal Guest House. Later, we visit the beautiful Emerald Buddha Temple. (B)

Day 19 Bangkok
Relax and enjoy a day of leisure or indulge in shopping, the choice is yours. (B)

Day 20 Bangkok – Home City
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport to fly back home. (B)


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