Laos Experience

Discover the picturesque countryside on a 8 Day Laos Experience Tour, where peaceful temples, lush mountain scenery and vibrant markets await. From the Golden Triangle area in Northern Thailand glide down the Mekong to the beguiling World Heritage listed town of Luang Prabang, site of ancient Buddhist monasteries, faded colonial architecture and delightful boutiques. In Vientiane, dine in a local house to a traditional musical performance, explore sacred temples and learn about the secrets of famous Lao coffee.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Chiang Rai (Thailand)

On arrival in Chiang Rai, transfer to your hotel and enjoy free time until your tour briefing.

Hotel: Laluna Hotel & Resort or similar

Day 2: Chiang Rai to Pakbeng (Laos)

Drive to the Lao border and board a private boat to cruise along the Mekong River. Take in
life along the river and the picturesque scenery as you enjoy lunch and cruise to the riverside village of Pakbeng, home to the H’mong and Thai Lu people. On arrival in Pakbeng, walk through the local market for a glimpse into everyday life.

Hotel: Phetsokxai or similar

Day 3: Pakbeng to Luang Prabang

Once again board your boat and cruise to Luang Prabang. Enjoy lunch and stop along the way at sacred Pak Ou Caves where local people add to a repository of Buddha statues. On arrival in Luang Prabang, take a tuk-tuk to your hotel and spend the evening at leisure.

Hotel: Sala Prabang or similar, 3 nights

Day 4: Luang Prabang

Nestled on the banks of the Mekong River, Luang Prabang is a charming laidback town surrounded by rugged mountains. Enjoy a walking tour of Luang Prabang. Explore the National Museum which was previously the former royal palace and now houses fine examples of Lao art and furniture. Visit serene Wat Mai temple before continuing onto Wat
Xieng Thong temple. After a free afternoon exploring independently, participate in a game of petanque, and enjoy sunset drinks and traditional local snacks overlooking the Mekong.

Day 5: Luang Prabang

Rise early to see Buddhist monks collecting alms, following an ancient ritual known as Takbat. Explore a lively morning market and enjoy a local noodle breakfast and French coffee. Drive to Kuang Si Falls to swim in the turquoise pools and visit a nearby bear sanctuary. On your return to town, spend the afternoon relaxing or continue to explore Luang Prabang at your own pace. This evening, take part in the Bamboo Experience cooking class set among beautiful rice paddy fields.

Day 6: Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng

Enjoy a leisurely start to the day before driving through stunning scenery to Vang Vieng, a
quaint riverside town. Climb to the entrance of Tham Chang cave for views of town. The cave is one of the deepest in Vang Vieng and has a natural spring which is a popular swimming hole for the local people.

Hotel: Villa Nam Song or similar, 2 nights

Day 7: Van Vieng

After breakfast, kayak along the Nam Song River as you soak in the beautiful natural scenery. Return to town and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Choose to hire a bike and ride through the spectacular countryside or simply relax.

Day 8: Vang Vieng to Vientiane

Continue your overland journey to the capital city of Vientiane. Along the way stop at ‘Kilometre 52’, a village with a large ethnic H’mong population and an excellent market. Vientiane is home to a charming mix of Frenchcolonial architecture, glittering temples and lovely restaurants. On arrival, discover the city’s most revered temples, Pha That Luang and Wat Sisaket before seeing the Patuxai Monument which is reminiscent of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.

Hotel: Lao Orchid Hotel or similar, 2 nights

Day 9: Vientiane

Travel towards the Thai/Lao Friendship Bridge to intriguing ‘Buddha Park’ filled with statues inspired by Buddhist and Hindu epics. Visit the Lao Disabled Women’s Development Centre and COPE Centre to learn about the inspiring work done by both organisations to help local people living with disabilities. Spend the afternoon at leisure. In the evening, receive a traditional Lao blessing at a ‘baci’ ceremony to wish you safe onward travels. Enjoy a Lao ‘jaew’ feast as you listen to a performance of traditional music – the perfect end to your time in Laos.

Day 10: Depart Vientiane

Enjoy breakfast before transferring to the airport for your onward journey

2019 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
January 15$1,995.00$2,449.00
February 12$1,995.00$2,449.00
March 12$1,995.00$2,449.00
April 09$1,995.00$2,449.00
May 14$1,919.00$2,285.00
June 11$1,919.00$2,285.00
July 09$1,919.00$2,285.00
August 13$1,919.00$2,285.00
September10$1,919.00$2,285.00
October 08$1,995.00$2,449.00
November 12$1,995.00$2,449.00
December 10$1,995.00$2,449.00
2020 Dates & Prices
January 14$2,199.00$2,695.00
February 11$2,199.00$2,695.00
March 10$2,199.00$2,695.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 7 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Transport:Airport Transfers, Private Boat & air-conditioned vehicle
Flight: Air Ticket: Luang Prabang / Vientiane
Accommodation: 7 nights accommodation
Guide:Local English Speaking Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Kimberley Gorges Escape

Discover the dramatic gorges, wildlife retreats and ancient cave passages of the rugged western Kimberley. With an overnight stay by the Fitzroy River offering 3 accommodation options: safari cabins, motel rooms or tents. This trip offers a comfortable, adventurous way to experience the grandeur of Windjana and Geikie Gorges and explore historical Tunnel Creek.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Broome – Geikie Gorge

Departing Broome at 7:00am, we begin our journey into Kimberley gorge country. Passing boab trees, fascinating termite mounds and roaming cattle, enjoy the local knowledge and interesting stories our guide has to share. Following morning tea at Willare Roadhouse on the mighty Fitzroy River we continue east. Pausing at a magnificent boab that is well over a thousand years old, to learn some of the secrets of this unusual tree. On reaching the historic town of Fitzroy Crossing, we discover the ancient Napier Range, home to the famous Geikie Gorge. Nature carved this spectacular 30m deep gorge between the Geikie and Oscar Ranges during the Devonian geological period. The best way to experience the scenery and abundant wildlife of this natural wonder is to join the Geikie Gorge Ranger-guided Cruise (included). Geikie Gorge floods during the wet season, with the swirling water leaving its bleached mark on the colourful gorge walls. Though the water retreats during the dry season, permanent water remain to sustain the wide variety of Kimberley wildlife. Towards sunset, settle in for an evening under the Kimberley night sky. Relax as your guide prepares a traditional barbeque dinner before retiring to the Fitzroy River Lodge

Hotel: Fitzroy River Lodge

Day 2: Windjana Gorge & Tunnel Creek – Broome

After breakfast it is a 4WD route to Tunnel Creek. A 750-metre cave system carved through the Napier Range, a Devonian reef system 350 million years old. Here, we explore secret caves and a variety of unusual wildlife. We also hear of the legend of Jandamarra, an Aboriginal freedom fighter who used the Tunnel as a hideout in the late 1800’s. A refreshing swim in an idyllic waterhole is a highlight of the day. Then it’s off to Windjana Gorge for a delicious lunch. Search for freshwater crocodiles, local birdlife and indigenous bushtucker in the stunning natural beauty of this oasis of the outback. Travelling back through Kimberley cattle country, we pause in Derby to see the infamous ‘Boab Prison Tree’. This tree, believed to be over 1500 years old and measuring almost 15 metres in girth. It is a relic of some cultural sensitivity due to its use as a prison for local Aboriginals during the era of Kimberley pioneers. Relax enroute back to Broome, where we arrive at approximately 6:30pm.

2018 Dates & Prices - CampingTwin ShareSolo Traveler
June: 6, 13, 20, 27$525.00Not Applicable
July: 4, 11, 18, 25$525.00Not Applicable
August: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 $525.00Not Applicable
Minimum 6 Travellers Required

2018 Dates & Prices - Safari CabinTwin ShareSolo Traveler
June: 6, 13, 20, 27$625.00$715.00
July: 4, 11, 18, 25$625.00$715.00
August: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 $625.00$715.00
Minimum 6 Travellers Required

2018 Dates & Prices - Motel RoomTwin ShareSolo Traveler
June: 6, 13, 20, 27$675.00$820.00
July: 4, 11, 18, 25$675.00$820.00
August: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 $675.00$820.00
Minimum 6 Travellers Required

Inclusions 
Meals: 1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
Transport: Custom-designed 4WD vehicle
Accommodation:1 night camping in dome tents, swags with fitted sheets & pillows
** Upgrade Options available
Guide: Experienced Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

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Cape Leveque & Kimberley Coast

Cape Leveque and the Dampier Peninsula is one of the most spectacular coastal environments in Western Australia, and the perfect place to experience indigenous culture in the Kimberley. Visit historical local communities, see the exquisite pearl shell altar in Beagle Bay church, discover the art of pearling at one of Australia’s oldest family-owned pearl farms – Cygnet Bay, enjoy an insight into indigenous Bardi-Jawi lifestyle and take a remarkable boat cruise through the islands of the giant tides, culminating in a night at our private Safari camp.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Beagle Bay, One Arm Point & Buccaneer Archipelago

The Dampier Peninsula is an extraordinary blend of pristine beaches and dramatic coastlines, rich in traditional Aboriginal culture. Travelling up the red 4WD track, learn about the region’s fascinating history from our guided commentary. Our first stop is the Beagle Bay Aboriginal Community. Home of the Beagle Bay Church with its glimmering pearl shell altar, for morning tea. Soon we arrive at the One Arm Point Community, perched on the tip of the Dampier Peninsula, to visit the Community’s aquaculture hatchery, complete with barramundi, pearl and trochus shell. After a hatchery tour join Kevin, our local guide from the Ejai family, traditional owners of Jackson Island, at the family’s beach ‘bali’. Enjoy a picnic lunch while Kevin shares the traditions, lifestyle and culture of his family. After lunch we head for the remote Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm. In 1946 Dean Brown skippered a rickety wooden lugger into an unknown frontier to discover this hidden paradise. His descendants continue to operate what is now the oldest Pearl Farm in Australia. Embark an extraordinary cruise through the Islands of the Giant Tides to experience the remarkable tidal flows of King Sound. As dusk approaches we head for our private Safari Camp, exclusive to our travellers.

Hotel: Cygnet Bay Coastal Safari Camp

Day 2: Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm, Kooljaman & Cape Leveque

Return to the pearl farm to gain an insight into this remote pearling industry on the Farm Tour. Concluding with an in-depth pearl grading and appreciation session that will leave you feeling like a pearl expert! Come mid morning, we travel across the peninsula to beautiful Kooljaman at Cape Leveque. You may like to discover the rugged red cliffs for which the area is famous or take one of the lovely walks. Alternatively you may prefer to enjoy a swim off the pristine beach. Driving back through the dusk, keep an eye out for wildlife before arriving at your accommodation at approximately 6.00pm.

2018 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveler
April: 28$795.00
No Single Supplement
May: 5, 10, 12, 19, 26, 31$795.00No Single Supplement
June: 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30$795.00No Single Supplement
July: 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28$795.00No Single Supplement
August: 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30$795.00No Single Supplement
September: 1, 8, 13, 15, 22, 29$795.00No Single Supplement
Inclusions 
Meals: 1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
Transport: Custom-designed 4WD vehicle
Accommodation:1 night Safari Tent - shared facilities
Guide: Experienced Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary
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Kimberley Complete

Our most popular journey that lives up to its name. From a helicopter flight over Mitchell Falls to standing under the beehive domes of the Bungle Bungle Range, you’ll explore the Kimberley from every angle. Enter remote gorges. Soak in thermal pools. Examine ancient Indigenous art. And along the way, you’ll stay at APT’s exclusive wilderness lodges.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive in Broome, the gateway to the Kimberley

Arrive in Broome, where we meet you on arrival and transfer you to your hotel, Broome’s iconic Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy at leisure. This evening, a relaxed dinner gives you the chance to meet your fellow travellers.

Hotel: Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa

Day 2: Gibb River Road, Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek

Leave Broome this morning and head to the Boab Prison Tree, believed to be 1,500 years old. Continue along the Gibb River Road to Windjana Gorge, where ancient marine fossils lay embedded in the gorge walls. Next it’s on to Tunnel Creek, Western Australia’s oldest cave system. Wade through the cool waters that fill the tunnel and emerge on the other side to discover a serene oasis.

Hotel: Fitzroy River Lodge

Day 3: Geikie Gorge, Halls Creek, Purnululu National Park

Travel to Danggu Geikie Gorge National Park today and explore incredible Geikie Gorge, famed for its towering walls that have been bleached white by the river when it floods. Afterwards, head to Halls Creek, before arriving at Purnululu National Park. Settle in to your lodge before an open-air dinner tonight.

Hotel: Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge, 2 nights

Day 4: Purnululu National Park, Piccaninny Creek, Cathedral Gorge

A full day has been set aside for you to explore Purnululu National Park today, starting with a walk along Piccaninny Creek. This winding gorge is set deep within the Bungle Bungle Range, offering unparalleled views of the beehive domes. Your next stop is Cathedral Gorge, a natural red rock amphitheatre created by millions of years of water erosion. This spacious cavern is renowned for its acoustics, and you’ll see why as you wander through it. End your day of discovery by watching the sunset over the Bungle Bungle Range – with a glass of bubbly in hand, of course.

Day 5: Echidna Chasm, Kununurra

Set out on a hike to Echidna Chasm, a natural cleft in the rock that reaches a staggering 200 metres in height while only being one metre wide at certain points. Later, travel along the Spring Creek Track to Kununurra.

Hotel: Kununurra Country Club Resort, 2 nights

Day 6: Lake Argyle, Ord River, Kununurra

Travel to Lake Argyle and join a wildlife cruise on the mighty Ord River. From a modern shaded vessel, discover the area’s ecological system that has developed from the damming of the Ord River at two locations. Later, enjoy sunset while cruising on Lake Kununurra. Keep an eye out for wildlife and soak up the views as your boat makes its way through winding creeks and picturesque lagoons.

Day 7: Parry’s Lagoon, Wyndham, El Questro Wilderness Park

Visit Parry’s Lagoon this morning, home to an array of birdlife. Next it’s on to Wyndham, where you’ll soak up the views of the Cambridge Gulf from the Five Rivers Lookout. Stop for lunch before arriving at El Questro, a sprawling wilderness area which covers 700,000 acres. Afterwards, continue to Emma Gorge Resort, located in the heart of El Questro.

Hotel: El Questro Emma Gorge Resort

Day 8: El Questro Wilderness Park, Home Valley Station

Hike to Emma Gorge where you’ll be rewarded with a swim beneath a towering droplet waterfall. Afterwards Head to Zebedee Springs, a permanent natural thermal spring tucked away in a secluded pocket of rainforest. Relax as you soak in the hot springs and leave feeling refreshed. Continue to the iconic Home Valley Station, crossing the Pentecost River along the way. Nestled in the midst of the sweeping Cockburn Range, it’s not hard to see why this immense cattle property was used as the setting for Baz Luhrmann’s blockbuster film, ‘Australia’. Tonight, head to a spectacular viewpoint just in time for sunset. Soak up the breathtaking views with a glass of bubbly and watch as the ever-changing colours dance over the Cockburn Range.

Hotel: Home Valley Station

Day 9: Gibb River Road, Mitchell Plateau

Back on the Gibb River Road, ford the mighty Durack River, then turn off and travel north on the Kalumburu Road towards the isolated Mitchell Plateau. Along the way, stop at Drysdale River Station for lunch. Afterwards, enter a remote world of Livistona palm forests, beautiful lookouts, magnificent waterfalls and isolated swimming holes.

Hotel: Mitchell Falls Wilderness Lodge, 2 nights

Day 10: Mitchell Falls, Helicopter Flight

Today you have a full day to discover the beauty of Mitchell Falls, with its tiered waterfalls and Indigenous rock art. When available, local Indigenous guides will join the adventure. Begin with a guided hike to Little Mertens Falls to view rarely seen rock art. Continue to Big Mertens Falls before arriving at the incredible Mitchell Falls. Go for a swim in the pools above the falls then take an included helicopter flight over Mitchell Falls and the surrounding wilderness back to your 4WD vehicle (or if you prefer, hike back with your guide).

Day 11: Bradshaw Art (Gwion Gwion), King Edward River, Drysdale River Station

Visit Wandjina and Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) rock art galleries and swim in the clear waters at King Edward River. Cross Drysdale River and arrive at Drysdale River Station.

Hotel: Drysdale River Station

Day 12: Manning Gorge, Galvans Gorge, Gibb River Road

At Manning Gorge, you’ll enjoy lunch in the shade of boab trees. Look out for the region’s bird life and enjoy a refreshing swim in the pristine water under paperbarks. Continue to Galvans Gorge, where a short walk leads to a picturesque waterhole, the ideal spot for a refreshing swim.

Hotel: Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge, 2 nights

Day 13: Bell Gorge

Back on the Gibb River Road, travel to Bell Gorge, where spectacular cliffs surround a series of tiered waterholes. Should you be feeling particularly energetic, you may take the opportunity to hike to the lower pool of the gorge and enjoy a relaxing dip below the cascading waterfall.

Day 14: King Leopold Range, Derby, Broome

Back on the Gibb River Road, travel through the Wilinggin King Leopold Range Conservation Park to Derby, where you will visit the Mowanjum Art and Culture Centre. Later this evening, perhaps enjoy a drink before a farewell dinner at your resort.

Hotel: Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa

Day 15: Depart Broome

Discover the delights of Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa as you enjoy your day to unwind at leisure before transferring to the airport for your flight home.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
April: 30$9,995.00$12,495.00
May: 02, 03, 04, 05, 07,09, 13, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27$10,395.00 $12,895.00
June: 02, 04, 05, 08, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 21, 22, 24, 26, 27, 28$10,595.00$13,144.00
July: 02, 03, 04, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31$10,595.00$13,144.00
August: 01, 02, 04, 07, 08, 09, 13, 15, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 29, 31$10,395.00 $12,895.00
September: 02, 03, 05, 06, 09, 10, 12, 14$9,995.00$12,495.00
Bold dates indicate itinerary operates in reverse

Inclusions 
Meals: 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 14 dinners
Transport: Airport transfers & Custom-designed 4WD vehicle
Accommodation:6 nights at APT Wilderness Lodges & 8 nights outback accommodation
Guide: Expert Driver-Guide & additional guides on selected walks
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Victoria’s Hidden Gems

Delve into the cosmopolitan sophistication and natural beauty of Victoria’s Hidden Gems, journeying past elegant Melbournian arcades, sandstone peaks and the Twelve Apostles that stand imposingly along the spectacular coastline. From trendy cityscapes to quaint villages, scenic coastal drives to white-capped surf, Victoria’s intoxicating charm is revealed on this Inspiring Journey.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Welcome to Melbourne

Admire the style and spirit of Victoria’s capital. This evening, join your Travel Director for a welcome reception before boarding Melbourne’s famous Colonial Tramcar Restaurant to trundle through the glittering city streets in elegant surrounds.

Hotel: Sofitel Melbourne On Collins

Day 2: Melbourne – Daylesford

View the city’s impressive skyline over breakfast on the 35th floor restaurant of Sofitel Melbourne on Collins. Return to earth and begin your exploration of Melbourne’s wide avenues, charming arcades and trendy street art in the company of a local expert. Indulge in the Melbournian tradition of morning tea before enjoying lunch at your leisure. We head for the eclectic spa town of Daylesford, then relax in the healing waters of the historic Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa. Tonight enjoy dinner in the award-winning restaurant, The Argus.

Hotel: Peppers Mineral Springs Hotel

Day 3: Daylesford – Dunkeld

A leisurely start to the day could see you enjoy a stroll through the enchanting Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens. Your first stop today is Lavandula Swiss Italian Farm for morning tea. Drip syrupy lavender honey over freshly baked scones before heading to Creswick Woollen Mills, for an exclusive guided tour. Continue on to the historic town of Clunes admiring beautifully Peppers dining experience preserved Victorian architecture. Grab a spot of lunch at one of the cafés or the country pub, the National Hotel. En route to Dunkeld, visit the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka to gain insights into the birth of Australian democracy. Settle in to the picturesque surrounds of the Southern Grampians this evening. Your dinner at Wickens at Royal Mail Hotel, is made with fresh local ingredients and available produce growing in the extensive kitchen garden.

Hotel: Royal Mail Hotel

Day 4: Dunkeld – Warrnambool

After breakfast, you’re invited to join the ground’s gardener for a guided walk through the hotel’s kitchen garden. Then head to Hall’s Gap and the Brambuk Cultural Centre. Witness a Welcome to Country ceremony and then the local Gariwerd, Djab Wurrung and Jardwadjali people will teach you how to throw a boomerang and gather local bush tucker for sampling. Admire the views over the Grampians Mountain range before heading down the mountain to coastal Warrnambool. This evening, discover the maritime history of the region during a Highlight Dinner and Stage Show at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village.

Hotel: Deep Blue Hotel & Hot Springs

Day 5: Warrnambool – Lorne

Enjoy a leisurely morning, preparing for one of the world’s most scenic coastal drives later today. Golden beaches stretch endlessly along the route. Wind through lush forests and stop to admire highlights including the Bay of Islands, London Bridge, Loch Ard Gorge and the Twelve Apostles. The crisp sea air provides a refreshing backdrop for lunch in the seaside town of Port Campbell or consider an epic helicopter flight over the Twelve Apostles (own expense). Stop in quaint Apollo Bay before arriving in the seaside village of Lorne late afternoon.

Hotel: Cumberland Resort

Day 6: Lorne – Mornington Peninsula

The last leg of the Great Ocean Road brings us to the surf capital of Torquay, where you’ll learn about Australia’s beloved surf culture before continuing to the Bellarine Peninsula. Indulge in a delicious Be My Guest lunch and wine tasting at the award-winning Jack Rabbit Vineyard. Appetites quelled, board a ferry to Queenscliff and Green Olive Farm. This evening enjoy a sumptuous dinner together at Linden Tree Restaurant

Hotel: Lindenderry at Red Hill

Day 7: Mornington Peninsula – Farewell from Melbourne

The aroma of coffee beans beckon as you head back to Melbourne after breakfast. As this Inspiring Journey nears its end, venture into the hallowed grounds of the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Later, enjoy a Farewell Lunch with newfound friends after an epic adventure through the diverse landscapes and lifestyles of Victoria. For now, all that’s left to say is a fond farewell till next time.

201819 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
September: 14$3,525.00$4,745.00
October: 12$3,525.00$4,745.00
November: 09$3,525.00$4,745.00
December: 07$3,525.00$4,745.00
January 2019: 18$3,525.00$4,745.00
February 2019: 08$3,525.00$4,745.00
March 2019: 01, 22$3,525.00$4,745.00
Single Traveller must pay the Single Price

Inclusions 
Meals: 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 5 dinners
Transport: Airport Transfers & Travel by luxury coach
Accommodation:6 nights accommodation
Guide: Expert Travel Director and/or Driver Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring: Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary
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Kenya Safari in Style

Experience the finest game viewing while enjoying five-star hospitality in the heart of the bush at luxurious safari camps and a private A&K tented site in three of Kenya’s iconic safari areas: Amboseli National Park, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and Masai Mara Game Reserve.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Nairobi, Kenya

Arrive in Nairobi, and then transfer to your luxurious accommodations in one of Kenya’s most famous hotels.

Hotel: Fairmont The Norfolk

Day 2: Amboseli National Park

Drive from Nairobi to Amboseli National Park and your tented safari camp beneath Mount Kilimanjaro. The elephant population is prolific here. Amid acacia woodland, scrub brush, freshwater swamps and open plains, watch for buffalo, hippos and waterfowl.

Hotel: Tortilis Camp or Tawi Lodge, 2 Nights

Day 3: Amboseli National Park – Safari Beneath Mount Kili

Embark on exciting morning and afternoon game drives, keeping watch for lions and cheetahs as they prepare to hunt. Then, from atop the perch of prehistoric Observation Hill, witness the grasslands and mighty mountain shift colours at sunset.

Day 4 & 5: Private Wildlife Conservancy

Board a flight to the Laikipia Plateau and continue to your private wildlife conservancy. On arrival, drive to your exclusive A&K tented camp and settle in, before taking to the bush for an afternoon game drive. The next day, enjoy a morning game drive highlighted by an up-close visit with the world’s last northern white rhinos in their heavily guarded enclosure. This afternoon, relax in camp or choose from optional activities (each at an additional cost) such as a visit with the conservancy’s anti-poaching dog unit or a night game drive.

Hotel: A&K Exclusive Lewa Camp, 2 nights

Day 6: Masai Mara Game Reserve – Abundant Animals

Fly to the Masai Mara Game Reserve and your award-winning luxury lodge. Relax each night in large, spacious suites — complete with generous tubs, as well as a private veranda and floor-to-ceiling glass doors that fold open to reveal magnificent views of the Mara River. Set out on a late-afternoon game drive, and return to camp for dinner.
Hotel: Sanctuary Olonana, 3 nights

Day 7 & 8: Masai Mara Game Reserve – Marvelous Mara

For the next two days, explore the vast plains. The Masai Mara, situated along the Tanzanian border, is on the route of the annual wildebeest migration, one of the reasons it is also home to the country’s largest lion population. Immerse yourself in the lives of locals when you visit the students and teachers of a local school (when in session) where literacy rates have been improved by an e-reader program that increased access to books — a project supported by A&K Philanthropy. While at Olonana, enjoy a Chef’s Table experience, featuring a cooking demonstration and tasting of local dishes. Later, celebrate a sunset on the Mara with a Scenic Sundowner. On your final evening here, enjoy a farewell dinner.

Day 9: Depart Nairobi

Fly to Nairobi, where a dayroom awaits until your flight.

Hotel: Fairmont The Norfolk (Day Room)

2019 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
July: 04, 19$16,575.00$20,685.00
August: 01, 22$16,575.00$20,685.00
September: 12, 19$16,575.00$20,685.00
October: 10$16,575.00$20,685.00
December: 19$17,750.00$22,155.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners
Transport: Airport transfers & Custom-designed vehicles
Flights: Air Ticket: Amboseli National Park - Laikipia Plateau - Masai Mara Game Reserve - Nairobi
Accommodation:8 nights accommodation
Guide: Experienced Travel Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Vietnam Discovery

Discover more of Vietnam’s fascinating culture, charming locals and delicious cuisine with a thorough exploration of this enticing country. Be engaged by living history and ancient relics in Hoi An and Hue, take in the thriving culture of Saigon and Hanoi, and unwind on board a cruise in the stunning Mekong Delta. Experience Vietnam’s diversity, from the bustling cities and rural villages, to the glistening beaches and soaring mountains

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Saigon

On arrival in Saigon, transfer to your hotel and enjoy free time until your tour briefng.

Hotel: Grand Hotel Saigon or similar, 2 nights

Day 2: Saigon – Cu Chi Tunnels – Saigon 

Drive to Cu Chi to discover the underground tunnels. Return to Saigon and enjoy a bowl of Pho noodle soup at a traditional restaurant. In the afternoon, take a walking tour along Dong Khoi Street, see the Notre Dame Cathedral and visit the War Remnants Museum. As the sun sets, relax with sundowner drinks at the iconic rooftop bar, Saigon Saigon.

Day 3: Saigon to Mekong Delta

From Saigon, travel south to the Mekong Delta and board your overnight cruise boat, Mekong Eyes. On a walking tour through a rural village, gain a glimpse into local life before returning to the boat for sunset and dinner

Cruise: Mekong Eyes or similar

Day 4: Mekong Delta to Saigon

Continue exploring the tributaries of the Mekong Delta. Marvel at the vibrant scenes of an authentic foating market before returning to Saigon.

Hotel: Grand Hotel Saigon or similar

Day 5: Saigon to Dalat

An early fight takes you to Dalat, a former French hill station. Enjoy beautiful mountain scenery on the drive to a Zen monastery which features a delightful garden. Take a train ride on a restored French train before ending the day exploring the central market.

Hotel: Saigon Dalat Hotel or similar

Day 6: Dalat to Hoi An

Fly from Dalat to Danang, then drive to Hoi An. The evening is free for you to explore Hoi An or you may wish to take part in an optional cooking class (extra charge).

Hotel: Hoi An Historic Hotel or similar, 3 nights

Days 7 & 8: Hoi An

Explore the old town on a morning walking tour. Visit a traditional ancient house, a Chinese Assembly Hall and the Japanese Covered Bridge. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure. The next day, enjoy a full free day to do as much or as little as you like in Hoi An.

Day 9: Hoi An to Hue

Enjoy more free time in Hoi An before travelling along Hai Van Pass to Hue. Drive to a nearby village and spend the evening sampling regional dishes within a family home.

Hotel: Hotel Saigon Morin, 2 nights

Day 10: Hue

Embark on a tour of some of Hue’s most famous sites. Visit Spiral Foundation which employs people with disabilities and enjoy making a souvenir.

Day 11: Hue to Phong Nha

Drive to Hue across the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) at River Hai. Continue to Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park and cruise through some of Asia’s oldest limestone karst mountains.

Hotel: Chay Lap Farmstay or similar, 2 nights

Day 12: Phong Nha

Enjoy a free day exploring the national park at your leisure. Kayak among the limestone karsts or explore the cave system of Paradise Cave.

Day 13: Phong Nha to Hanoi

Travel from Phong Nha to Dong Hai before fying to Hanoi. In the afternoon, visit a market and sample delicious local snacks in the Old Quarter.

Hotel: Tirant Hotel or similar, 2 nights

Day 14: Hanoi

On a city tour, visit the Hanoi Hilton prison, walk through the Old Quarter and stop at the Temple of Literature. Visit the Presidential Palace, One Pillar Pagoda and House on Stilts.

Day 15: Hanoi to Halong Bay

Drive to Halong Bay and board your junk boat. Feast on fresh seafood before exploring an enormous grotto.

Cruise: Indochina Sails or similar

Day 16: Halong Bay to Hanoi

Rise early to make the most of Halong Bay. Enjoy brunch before returning to Hanoi. This evening, relax with a farewell group dinner.

Hotel: Tirant Hotel or similar

Day 17: Hanoi

Enjoy breakfast before transferring to the airport for your onward journey.

2019 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
January: 20$2,975.00$4,015.00
February: 17$2,975.00$4,015.00
March: 10, 24$2,975.00$4,015.00
April: 07$2,975.00$4,015.00
May: 05$2,935.00$3,959.00
June: 23$2,935.00$3,959.00
July: 14$2,935.00$3,959.00
August: 04$2,935.00$3,959.00
September: 08$2,935.00$3,959.00
October: 06$2,975.00$4,015.00
November: 03$2,975.00$4,015.00
December: 01$2,975.00$4,015.00
2020 Dates & Prices
January: 12$3,725.00$4,419.00
February: 02$3,725.00$4,419.00
March: 08, 22$3,725.00$4,419.00

Inclusions 
Meals: 17 Breakfasts, 1 Brunch, 3 Lunches, 4 Dinners
Transport:Airport Transfers & Air-conditioned Vehicle
Accommodation: 14 nights accommodation, 2 night cruise
Guide:Local English Speaking Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Secrets of Southern Laos

Explore the languid waterways and countryside of Southern Laos, taking in the lush coffee plantations and waterfalls of the Bolaven Plateau and the amazing 4,000 Islands expanse of the mighty Mekong. Watch the sun sink over the Mekong, admire the breathtaking scenery, and explore idyllic islands by bicycle. End with two nights at the gorgeous La Folie Lodge on Done Daeng Island, within eyesight of the mysterious Wat Phou Angkorian temple.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Pakse

On arrival in Pakse, transfer to your hotel and enjoy free time until your tour briefing.

Hotel: Pakse Hotel or similar

Day 2: Pakse to Bolaven Plateau

From Pakse, travel to the Bolaven Plateau and stop at Tad Fane Falls which plunges over 100 metres. During colonial times the Bolaven Plateau was populated by French settlers who were attracted to the cooler climate and fertile soils which created ideal coffee-growing conditions. Today, Lao coffee beans fetch some of the highest prices in the world, and are a source of income for the hilltribes living on the plateau. Visit a small-scale Fair Trade organic coffee farm to sample freshly brewed Arabica and Robusta coffee before stopping at Tad Yuang Falls. Continue to Tad Lo Lodge, where you may get a glimpse of a small herd of elephants bathing. Spend the afternoon relaxing at the lodge.

Hotel: Tad Lo Lodge or similar

Day 3: Bolaven Plateau to Khone Island

Drive to Ban Nakasang before taking a relaxing boat ride to Khone Island. As water levels of the Mekong recede in the dry season, thousands of sandbanks and islands are revealed, giving the region the name ‘4,000 Islands’. On arrival at Khone Island, enjoy exploring independently.
Hotel: Sala Done Khone or similar, 2 nights

Day 4: Khone Island

Following a leisurely breakfast, drive to Ban Hang Done village and embark on a boat trip in search of the famous Irrawaddy freshwater dolphin. While the chances of viewing the dolphins are excellent, sightings cannot be guaranteed. See Li Phi Falls before walking through the forest and local villages to your hotel. Visit the remains of the sole railway built by the French, and the bridge which connects Done Khone with Done Det Island. Enjoy free time in the afternoon and explore the islands at your own pace.

Day 5: Khone Island to Done Daeng Island

Travel to Khonephapheng Falls, the largest waterfalls in Southeast Asia in terms of water volume. Cross the Mekong River to La Folie Lodge and enjoy free time. In the late afternoon, travel by boat to Champasak and take a tuk-tuk to explore Wat Phou temple, a World Heritage Listed site and one of the finest examples of pre-Angkorian Khmer temple
architecture outside of Cambodia.

Hotel: La Folie Lodge or similar, 2 nights

Day 6: Done Daeng Island

Set out on a bike ride around Done Daeng Island which is dotted with shoreline villages, rice fields and swaying coconut palms. The morning cycle allows you to explore a quiet and beautiful part of one of Asia’s least developed regions. The rest of the day is free for you to further explore the island by bicycle or on foot. Alternatively, sip a cocktail by the hotel’s infinity pool overlooking the Mekong. This evening, enjoy a farewell group dinner at the hotel’s restaurant.

Day 7: Done Daeng Island

Enjoy breakfast before transferring to the airport for your onward journey

2019 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
January: 24$1,025.00$1,459.00
February: 21$1,025.00$1,459.00
March: 21$1,025.00$1,459.00
April: 18$899.00$1,359.00
May: 23$899.00$1,159.00
June: 20$899.00$1,159.00
July: 18$899.00$1,159.00
August: 22$899.00$1,159.00
September: 19$899.00$1,159.00
October: 17$1,025.00$1,459.00
November: 21$1,025.00$1,459.00
December: 19$1,025.00$1,459.00
2020 Dates & Prices
January: 23$1,129.00$1,609.00
February: 20$1,129.00$1,609.00
March: 19$1,129.00$1,609.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 6 Breakfasts, 1 Dinner
Transport:Airport Transfers & air-conditioned vehicle
Accommodation: 6 nights accommodation
Guide:Local English Speaking Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Highlights of Laos

Discover the Highlights of Laos. Laidback Laos is home to smiling faces, stunning river scenery and delicious cuisine. Discover Vientiane’s atmospheric temples and riverside eateries, while beautiful Luang Prabang reveals elaborate monasteries, colourful markets and a delightful blend of architecture. Mingle with the locals on a visit to a family home for a special Lao blessing, play a round of petanque and see hundreds of robed monks collecting morning alms, as you discover the true heart of Laos.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Vientiane

On arrival in Vientiane, transfer to your hotel and enjoy free time until your tour briefing.

Hotel: Lao Orchid Hotel or similar, 2 nights

Day 2: Vientiane City Tour

Begin your day like a local with an authentic Lao coffee at a local café, tucked away down a hidden alley. On a full day city tour, visit Vientiane’s oldest temple, Wat Sisaket, see the golden-spired stupa of Pha That Luang and stop at Patuxai Monument which is reminiscent of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. In the afternoon, visit Carol Cassidy House & Weaving Centre to learn about the importance of textile weaving to the Lao culture. Continue to the COPE Centre which provides prosthetic limbs for victims of exploded ordinance. Take part in a special Lao welcome at a traditional ‘baci’ blessing to wish you safe travels on your journey.

Day 3: Vientiane to Luang Prabang

Fly to Luang Prabang, Laos’ most enchanting town and a World Heritage Listed site. Surrounded by mountainous forests, Luang Prabang has a tranquil, old-world charm. On arrival, take a tuk-tuk to your hotel. Walk to the National Museum which was previously the former royal palace, and is now filled with fine examples of Lao art and furniture. Visit serene Wat Mai temple before enjoying free time to explore independently. In the evening, take part in a cooking demonstration at the Bamboo Experience cooking school and learn about traditional Lao cooking before enjoying your feast.

Hotel: Sala Prabang or similar, 3 nights

Day 4: Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Caves

At a local noodle house, enjoy a bowl of steaminghot noodle soup for breakfast. Walk to the tip of the Luang Prabang peninsula and visit Wat Xieng Thong temple, one of the most beautiful in Laos. Take a boat trip to Pak Ou Caves, a sacred shrine where local people add to a repository of thousands of Buddha statues and enjoy a picnic lunch. Return to Luang Prabang and enjoy free time to explore independently. Choose to hire a bicycle or climb the stairs to the top of Mount Phou Si for wonderful views. In the evening, participate in a game of petanque followed by sunset drinks.

Day 5: Luang Prabang – Kuang Si Falls

Rise early to see brightly-robed Buddhist monks collecting alms along the streets of Luang Prabang. Explore a lively morning market before travelling to Kuang Si Falls, where you can swim in the turquoise pools and visit a nearby bear sanctuary. Return to town and enjoy free time to explore independently. In the evening, enjoy a farewell group dinner

Day 6: Depart Luang Prabang

Enjoy breakfast before transferring to the airport for your onward journey

2019 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
January 21$1,155.00$1,419.00
February 18$1,155.00$1,419.00
March 18$1,155.00$1,419.00
April 08$1,155.00$1,419.00
May 06$1,125.00$1,359.00
June 03$1,125.00$1,359.00
July 01$1,125.00$1,359.00
August 05$1,125.00$1,359.00
September02$1,125.00$1,359.00
October 07$1,155.00$1,419.00
November 18$1,155.00$1,419.00
December 16$1,155.00$1,419.00
2020 Dates & Prices
January 20$1,275.00$1,565.00
February 17$1,275.00$1,565.00
March 16$1,275.00$1,565.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 5 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Transport:Airport Transfers & air-conditioned vehicle
Flight: Air Ticket: Vientiane / Luang Prabang
Accommodation: 5 nights accommodation
Guide:Local English Speaking Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Temples of Angkor

The astounding Temples of Angkor are a must-see experience. On this short journey, discover the highlights of Cambodia. Delve into the country’s turbulent history in Phnom Penh before continuing to Siem Reap and the temples of Angkor. Enter via the lesser-used East Gate and watch the sun rise over the majestic temples. Further afield, uncover the ruins of tree-enveloped Ta Prohm and the imposing Bayon.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Phnom Penh

Embrace the energy of Cambodia after arriving in bustling Phnom Penh, and meet your fellow travellers and Tour Leader (or local guide).

Hotel: Sunway Hotel, 2 nights

Day 2: Phnom Penh Tour

Discover Phnom Penh’s main attractions starting with a fun cyclo ride through the backstreets of the city, ending at the Central Market. Continue to Tuol Sleng Museum and the Killing Fields memorial at Choeng Ek before returning to town for lunch. In the afternoon, explore the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda.

Day 3: Phnom Penh To Siem Reap

Fly to Siem Reap. Venture out to Tonle Sap Lake for a boat cruise before returning to town for lunch and a free afternoon exploring Siem Reap.

Hotel: Somadevi Angkor Hotel & Spa or similar, 2 nights

Day 4: Temples Of Angkor

Enjoy a pre-dawn tuk-tuk ride to Angkor Wat’s seldom-used East Gate entrance. Marvel at the silhouetted central spires and explore the temple grounds away from the crowds. After witnessing a memorable sunrise over Angkor Wat and exploring the temple in depth, travel to the Angkor Thom complex, which includes Bayon temple, famous for its stone head sculptures. Return to town for lunch and a rest before exploring Banteay Srei temple, and its intricate pink sandstone carvings. Continue to jungle-covered Ta Prohm temple, with encroaching tree roots that are reclaiming many parts of this ancient monastery.

Day 5: Siem Reap

Transfer to the airport for your onward journey.

2019 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
January: 08, 15, 22, 29$899.00$1,139.00
February: 05, 12, 19, 26$899.00$1,139.00
March: 05, 12, 19, 26$899.00$1,139.00
April: 02, 09, 23$859.00$1,059.00
May: 07, 21$859.00$1,059.00
June: 04, 18$859.00$1,059.00
July: 09, 23$859.00$1,059.00
August: 06, 20$859.00$1,059.00
September: 10, 17, 24$859.00$1,059.00
October: 08, 15, 22$899.00$1,139.00
November: 05, 12, 19$899.00$1,139.00
December: 03, 17, 24$899.00$1,139.00
2020 Dates & Prices
January: 07, 14, 21, 28$999.00$1,255.00
February: 04, 11, 18, 25$999.00$1,255.00
March: 03, 10, 17, 24$999.00$1,255.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 4 Breakfasts, 1 Dinner
Transport:Airport Transfers & air-conditioned vehicle
Flight: Air Ticket: Phnom Penh - Siem Reap
Accommodation: 4 nights accommodation
Guide:Local English Speaking Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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