Asia

Asia 2019-11-26T15:28:10+00:00

Project Description

JAPAN EXPRESS: OSAKA TO TOKYO

9 days, Osaka to Tokyo
From the Buddhist monks of Kōyasan to the high rollers of Tokyo, see the many faces of Japan on this condensed tour beginning in Osaka. Savour the region’s culinary delicacies and the beautiful views at Mt Fuji. You’ll stay in a traditional ryokan and really soak up local culture in onsen hot springs. A great combination of the traditional and the contemporary, this adventure provides a taste of the rich culture of Japan.
2020:
Jan 17, Feb 14, 21 $3104
Jan 24, 31, Feb 7 $2932
Mar 6, 18, 20 $3239
March 21, 26, 27, 28, April 1, 2, 5, 12, 15 $3527
April 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 29 $3383
Book by Dec 5, 2019!

CAMBODIA & VIETNAM: BONFIRES & BANH MI


20 days, Bangkok to Hanoi
Begin in Bangkok—a city that never sleeps—and end by braving Hanoi’s bustling streets. Plug into Cambodia and Vietnam on this electric journey with breaks to bliss out on white-sand beaches. Get a history lesson exploring Angkor Wat and walking Ho Chi Minh City’s streets. With your accommodation and transport arranged by our expert CEOs, this adventure offers a great combination of must-see highlights and free time to explore on your own
2020: Jan 7, 9 $1447 Jan 19, Feb 2 $1640
Jan 11, 13, 16, 20, 21, 23, 25, 26 & Feb, March departures $1543
April departures $1646
Book by Dec 5, 2019

Sapporo Snow Festival & Japan Winter Highlights

Jan 28, or 31, 2020 $5129
This 13-day trip brings together two Japanese islands to create one unforgettable experience that covers some of the major winter events this country has to offer. From the famous onsen hot springs throughout Japan that make the country so inviting in winter, to the free time to discover new and historical districts in Tokyo and Kyoto, to the Sapporo Snow Festival and the Otaru Snow Light Path Festival in Hokkaido, this tour is the best answer for anyone looking for a different sort of adventure.

Splendors of Japan and Korea

15 Days
Osaka – Nara – Kyoto – Nagoya – Mount Fuji – Tokyo – Seoul – Andong – Busan – Dageu – Gyeongju – Seoul
Immerse yourself on an incredible journey covering two fascinating countries, Japan and South Korea. Discover South Korea’s capital city, Seoul. Seoul is Korea’s financial, political, commercial and cultural centre with over 600 years of history. Travellers can explore the many archaeological sites and temples before enjoying the beautiful natural landscapes this country has to offer. After an enchanting tour of South Korea, you will explore one of the most beautiful countries in the world, Japan. Discover a new level of cool with a journey through cherry blossoms, mountains, bustling cities and ultimately, history. The combination of places visited in these two countries will provide you with an unforgettable life-time experience. Make sure you are packing already!
• Return international airfares from Vancouver
• Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
• All intra-flights: Osaka – Seoul
• 13 nights 3-4 star First Class accommodations
• Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
• Shinkansen ticket from Osaka to Kyoto (bullet Train)
• Lake Ashi Cruise and West Lake Boat Ride
• Japan airport shuttle bus arrangements and all transfers
• Meals and featuring regional delicacies
• Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
• Services of English-speaking tour guides
• Entrance fees
• 13 breakfast, 1 lunch and 2 dinners
2020:  April 1 $4399
May 6, Sept 2, 8 Oct 14, 21 $4199
Nov 4 $4399
Nov 11 $3999
**Add on from Toronto +$300

ICONIC THAILAND

15 DAYS, BANGKOK TO BANGKOK
Hit the highlights of Thailand on a 15-day adventure that strikes a balance between cultural landmarks and stunning beaches, activity and relaxation. Up north, ponder the River Kwai and eat your way through Chiang Mai. Then head to the southern shores for some downtime at Ko Samui and Krabi. Along the way, bask in the radiance of golden temples, enjoy long-tail boat rides, and learn to cook authentic Thai food. National Geographic tour!
2020:
Jan 19, Feb 2 $3679
Mar 1, 15, June 7, Aug 2 Oct 25, Nov 8, 22 $3569
April 12, May 10, Aug 30, Sept 27 $3449
Dec 6, 20 $3679
2021:
Jan 3, 17, 31, Feb 14, 28, $3679
Mar 14, 28 $3569

Charming Vietnam, Cambodia and Mekong River Cruise

14 Days
Hanoi – Saigon – Cu Chi – Mekong – Cai Be – Sa Dec – Tan Chau – Phnom Penh – Koh Chong – Kampong Tralach – Tonle Sap – Siem Reap
Immerse yourself in enchanting cultures and ancient traditions as you embark on an splendid journey through Vietnam and Cambodia. Start your cruise on the Mekong River from Saigon, visit a lively local market, a sampan builder, and a local establishment to see how rice wine and candy are made. In Phnom Penh, take a tour of the city by private cyclo, with visits to the National Museum and the Royal Palace with the stunning Silver Pagoda. Walking tours through the rural villages of Prek Bang Kong and Angkor Ban and an ox cart ride through the countryside at Kampong Tralach will grant you a memorable inside look at life along the river and interactions with the local people. You’ll witness, scenes of incredible beauty will delight the eye, from dazzling religious sites like the richly-detailed Angkor Wat to timeless glimpses of everyday life along the Mekong River.
Dec 12, 9 $4499
• Prices are per person based on twin share accommodation in main deck
• Airport taxes are all included
• Departing Vancouver or Toronto with China Eastern Airline
Add on airfare from other cities: Calgary, Edmonton, Victoria $300 Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg $400 Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City $300
Price Includes
• 4 star accommodation with daily breakfast
• Round trip international economy airfare (package price) and airport taxes
• 7 nights on the deluxe R/V Mekong Prestige cruise with port taxes
• Ground transportation by private, air-conditional vehicle
• Regional English speaking guides
• Sightseeing with admission fees
• All excursions and entrance fees with English speaking guide as per included excursions in the itinerary
• Meals as indicated in the itinerary
• Drinks on board Mekong Prestige: Mineral Water, non-alcoholic beverages, local beers (all day long) and local wine during meals

SAILING THAILAND

7 days, Phuket to Phuket
Go island-hopping in Thailand and experience some of the best snorkelling in the world. Enjoy a week aboard our sailing catamaran and discover what makes Thailand special. With an experienced captain navigating the southern islands, you’ll drop anchor at highlights and secret spots perfect for a swim. Work up an appetite snorkelling, dine on Thai cuisine, and sleep moored under the stars. This trip is perfect on its own or as an add-on with our other Thai adventures.
2019:
Nov 23, 30 $1490
Dec 7, 14    $1574
2020:  Jan 11, 18, 25 Feb 1  $1567 Feb 8 $1483

March departures $2119 April & May departures $1999

Bali

14 days
-Round-trip international flights between Canada to Denpasar
-Greeting and transfers between the airport and the hotels
-10 nights in Benoa at the Sadara Beach Resort 4* hotel (or similar) in a standard room
-2 nights in Ubud at the Ubud Tropical Garden 3.5* hotel (or similar) in a standard room
-All breakfasts included
– 5 tours Included
-All taxes, fees
Montreal, Halifax or Ottawa from $2828
Calgary, Edmonton or Winnipeg from $2679
Toronto from $2779
Vancouver from $2279

Taste of Vietnam

13 days/12 nights 21 meals
Delve into an ancient and mysterious world; a world rich in culture and fascinating history. A poetic, verdant paradise, where villages thrive in rural landscapes, and bustling cities keep one step firmly in the past and another pointed to the future. From Hoam Kiem Lake and the Hoa La prison, to a street food adventure through the city, Vietnam’s balance of peace, modernism and prosperity engage your thoughts and senses around every turn. On a luxury junk boat, bask in the serenity of Halong Bay. Learn the secrets of Vietnamese cuisine during a cooking class. Bear witness to Vietnam’s Imperial past at the Thien Mu Pagoda in Hue, and on the Mekong Delta, watch as history dances with nature on emerald waters. This is Vietnam, a fascinating mosaic of culture and history that unfolds with every new blink of the eye.
2020: Jan 10, 24, Feb 7, 21, March 20, April 3, 17, 24 $2399

BALI LONGSTAY

Feb 17 to March 9, 2020
SADARA BOUTIQUE RESORT
(TANJUNG BENOA)
$2799 from Vancouver
Sadara Boutique Beach Resort is
a stylish beachfront hotel with 80
rooms; elegant swimming pools and
seaside dining venues, plus a vibrant
beach club. Every detail is designed
with the intention to maintain
Bali‘s heritage and fulfill traveler’s
expectation of urban lifestyle.
INCLUSIONS:
• Air from Vancouver on Hong Kong Airlines
• 20 night accommodation in double occupancy
• 20 buffet breakfasts
• One dinner at hotel
• Return airport transfers
• Canadian airport tax ($280)

Indochina

29 days, Bangkok to Bangkok
From the vibrant cityscape of Bangkok to Halong Bay’s magnificent limestone karsts, this trip encompasses the highlights of Indochina. Marvel at the wonders of Angkor Wat, sail the Mekong, and savour noodles in Hoi An. Shop for souvenirs in Ho Chi Minh City and join the locals sipping coffee at a lakeside café in Hanoi. With hotels, transport, and a number of included activities arranged by the tour Guides, this adventure offers up the perfect combination of must-see highlights and free time.
ON SALE: Dec 23, 2019 $3790 Jan 20, 2020 $3807 Book by Nov 30, 2019
2019: Dec 19, 26, 30 $4459
2020: Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec $4479
2020: April, May, June 1, 15, 22, 29 July , Aug 3, 10, 31, Sept 7, 14, 28, Oct $4319

THAILAND AND LAOS ADVENTURE


14 days, Bangkok to Hanoi
From the energy of Bangkok to the calm of Laos, this trip is a study in contrasts. Visit temples in Chiang Mai then spend the evening exploring the night market. Sail the Mekong into the heart and soul of Laos. An experienced Chief Experience Officer (CEO) will make sure you get the most out of your tour, but will leave plenty of time for you to do your own thing. We utilize many forms of transport (both public and private) to maximize time spent exploring the history and culture of this unforgettable region.
Explore Bangkok’s canals
Discover Buddhist temples
Float down the mighty Mekong River, Get wet in the spray of waterfalls
ON SALE: Dec 21, 2019 Jan 13, 20, 23, 25 2020 $1674 Book by Nov 27, 2019
2019: Nov 30, Dec 2, 19, 223, 26, 30 $1969
2020: Jan, Feb, Mar 2, 5, 9, 12, $1969
2020: Mar 19, 23, 26, 30, April June 22, 29 $1899
2020: May, June 1, 15, Aug 17, 31 Sept 7, 14, 28 $1849
2020: July, Aug 3, 10, Oct $1899

Indochina Discovery 16 Days

From $3699 with airfare
Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta – Danang – Hoian – Hue – Hanoi – Halong – Siem Reap – Shanghai
This 16-day journey brings you into the heart of Indochina to discover the natural beauty, intriguing history, friendly people, rich ethnic and cultural diversity, awe-inspiring temples, villages and world heritage sites unchanged for centuries. Start from the heart and soul of Vietnam, the bustling city Saigon. Relax amid the waterways of Mekong Delta, experience local Vietnamese’s life, stroll through the poetic Hue Citadel and the lovely town of Hoi An, sail in the fantastic world of Halong Bay, explore the colour and activity of Hanoi’s fascinating Old Quarters, and stand in awe of the architectural achievement of Angkor Wat of Khmer Empire. Finally relax in the crossroad of modern and old in Shanghai. We invite you to see and experience all these treasures by yourself.
Enjoy the best of Noth, Central and South Vietnam and Cambodia in one tour.
Amazed by the romantic sunrise at Reflection Ponds of Angkor Wat
Enjoy the 5 star cruise and sail on Halong Bay, one of the most breathtaking places on the planet. Visit beaches, grottoes and beautiful caves
Ride in a hand-rowed sampan under the shadow of the water coconut trees at Mekong Delta and visit local village
Tour of the 19th century Citadel and get lost in history in Hue
Wander around or bike in the UNESCO ancient city Hoi An
Explore the color and activity of Hanoi’s fascinating Old Quarters and enjoy the world-famous Water Puppet Show, Hanoi
FREE Stopover in Metropolis city – Shanghai
15 Breakfast, 12 Lunches and 5 Dinners included
Departing Vancouver or Toronto
Oct 10, Nov 7, 2019 Feb 20, March 19, April 16, May 14, Oct 15, Nov 5, 2020 $3799
Nov 21, 2019 $3699 escorted by the Famous Sport Anchor Joe Tilley
Nov 19, 2020 $3699
Add on airfare from other cities: Calgary, Edmonton, Victoria $300,
Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Halifax, St. John $400,
Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec city $300

CRUISE VIETNAM & CAMBODIA

2020 and 2021 Mekong River Cruises
Start planning your Mekong river adventure today! The newly released second season of departures from July 2020 to April 2021 on board the newest Star-Ship, Emerald Harmony, are selling quickly. Emerald Harmony introduces a new generation of luxury to the Mekong, fusing together authentic Asian style with all the modern amenities of a world class hotel. Cruise in comfort exploring new and exotic villages and cities getting up close and personal experiences with our EmeraldPLUS included excursions.

13 days Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City
From $5565 CDN per person* with FREE AIR
Your journey begins in Siem Reap, where early mornings and ancient architecture promise to be the perfect combination.
Your 7-night cruise includes visits to fascinating Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom.
Free air from: Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal & Halifax

2019:
Oct 2 $6565 Oct 10, 16 $5565 Oct 30 $5765 Dec 11, 19, 25 $5565
Book by July 31, 2019
26 meals, 11 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 9 dinners included as well as wine and beer with lunch & dinner.
all transfers, wifi and gratuities included too!

VIETNAM & CAMBODIA

A wide-ranging adventure showcasing the region’s natural wonders and fascinating cultures, this 17-day trip offers a combination of guided excursions and free time to explore beaches, ruins, urban culture, and awe-inspiring landscapes. Cruise the Mekong for a day and overnight on a traditional sailing junk boat in Halong Bay. Witness the heights of Cambodia’s past at Angkor Wat, and contemplate its lows by walking the infamous Killing Fields. Although many activities are included, there is still plenty of time to explore on your own and create the ultimate adventure.
Small group touring – Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturday departures – land only
July, August & October $2569
September  $2449
November, December, 2019 January, February, March 2020 $2699

Majestic Mekong Discoverer river cruise

13 days Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City
From $5565 CDN per person* with FREE AIR
Your journey begins in Siem Reap, where early mornings and ancient architecture promise to be the perfect combination.
Your 7-night cruise includes visits to fascinating Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom.
Free air from: Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal & Halifax
Oct 2 $6565 Oct 10, 16 $5565 Oct 30 $5765 Dec 11, 19, 25 $5565

26 meals, 11 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 9 dinners included as well as wine and beer with lunch & dinner.
all transfers, wifi and gratuities included too!

BEST OF CAMBODIA & NORTHERN THAILAND

15 days, Ho Chi Minh City to Chiang Mai
Ancient ruins, fascinating cultures, and bustling cityscapes await on this 15-day tour through Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand. See Angkor Wat at sunrise with the help of a local expert, embark on a boat tour through Bangkok’s small canals, and explore historical cities in the old capital city of Ayutthaya. Along the way, you’ll get plenty of opportunities to learn about local villagers and traditional cultures through overnight homestays so that you’re truly earning those stamps in your passport.
2019:
Oct 29, Nov 8, 29 $1759 Book by August 31, 2019
Sept 1, 8, 15, 29 $1949 December departures $2199

MEKONG RIVER CRUISES

Exclusive Savings When You Book by June 30, 2019!
2-FOR-1 LAND PRICING
on select dates of MEKONG RIVER CRUISES
See the landmark sights of Southeast Asia and thoroughly entice all your senses on a Mekong River cruise from AmaWaterways. Feel the rush of excitement as you take a trishaw ride down the charming streets of Vietnam or try your hand at making traditional Vietnamese rice paper. Hear the melodic chanting as you explore ancient temples and are blessed by monks in remote monasteries. Smell the intoxicating scent of spices wafting through floating marketplaces and then taste these exotic new flavors.

These are the enriching moments of travel that let you explore more about the cultures and traditions of exotic lands. A journey through the heartland of Vietnam and Cambodia is truly a trip of a lifetime.

Book your cruise by June 30, 2019 and receive 2-FOR-1 land fares on select dates listed below.
Riches of the Mekong
On the 15-night Cruise and Land Program, you’ll begin your journey in Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi, followed by an excursion to breathtaking Ha Long Bay for an overnight stay aboard an elegantly appointed ship. A short flight to Siem Reap brings you to the gateway of the ancient Khmer empire where you can unleash your inner adventurer exploring the temples of Angkor Archeological Park. Cruise along the Mekong aboard the AmaDara as you are transported back in time to another era, offering glimpses into a traditional way of life, and then conclude your journey in Ho Chi Minh City, a bustling city with a mixture of historic and modern delights.
15-night Cruise & Land Program
2 nights Hanoi, 1 night Ha Long Bay, 3 nights Siem Reap, 7-night cruise from Kampong Cham
to Ho Chi Minh City and 2 nights Ho Chi Minh City- Canadian dollars
2019 Aug 26 $5625 pp $4328 pp
2019 Sep 9   $5061 pp $4564 pp
2019 Sep 25 $6095 pp $4799 pp
2019 Dec 16  $6333 pp $5035 pp

Classic Vietnam & Mekong River cruise

If you’re travelling Vietnam solely by land, you’re missing out on half the adventure. This tour doesn’t leave anything out. Cruise Halong Bay by junk boat; explore Hue’s historic monuments; check out the My Son ruins; witness daily life along the Mekong as you drift into Cambodia; and so much more. The ultimate Southeast Asia experience awaits. Get on board.

17 days 

2019:
Nov 15, 29, $3065
Dec 13, 27 $4379
2020:
Jan 10, March 6 $4379 Feb 21 $4179
March 20 $4099 April 3 $3899

Asia Cruise Package

Sail from Singapore to Bangkok, Cambodia, Ho Chi Minh, Nha Trang, Hue/DaNang, Hanoi/Halong Bay, Hong Kong
14 nights / 16 day Cruise Package including international flights, all greetings & transfers,
two nights pre-cruise in Singapore, one-night post-cruise in Hong Kong,
11 nights on the Norwegian Jade with All Meals, USD $50 Offshore excursions in each port,
and a choice of Wi-Fi or Unlimited Premium Beverage package including tips.
Departure dates: January 10, 2020 & February 03, 2020
Option 1: All inclusive package including 250 minutes Wi-Fi
USD $50 Off Shore Excursions in each port
Interior Stateroom
From:
Vancouver: $3998
Toronto, Calgary & Edmonton: $4177
Montreal & Ottawa: $4277
Halifax: $4377
Option 2: All inclusive package including Unlimited Premium Beverage package
Gratuities and USD $50 Off Shore Excursions in each port
Interior stateroom
From:
Vancouver: $4298
Toronto, Calgary & Edmonton: $4477
Montreal & Ottawa: $4577
Halifax: $4677
Upgrade any of the option above to Ocean View or Balcony Stateroom:
*Ocean View stateroom: + $977 taxes included / person
*Balcony stateroom: + $1777 taxes included / person

ANCIENT EMPIRES—BEIJING TO TOKYO

16 days
Beijing to Tokyo
Explore two ancient nations in 16 well-packed days on this unique journey that takes you from the epic lengths of the Great Wall of China to the poetic views of Mt Fuji. Hop aboard trains and ferries and face an army of Terracotta Warriors for a historical encounter you won’t soon forget. Spend nights in a traditional ryokan and a shukubo temple lodging for an authentic Japanese experience. Our CEOs will take you off the beaten track to reveal the cultural treasures of the region’s ancient sites.

August 30, Sept 27, Oct 4 $5999
October 11, 18, 25 $5779
Nov 8, 15, 2019 Jan 10, Feb 21 and March, 2020 dates $5549

Sapporo Snow Festival & Japan Winter Highlights

13 days
Tokyo to Sapporo

This 13-day trip brings together two Japanese islands to create one unforgettable experience that covers some of the major winter events this country has to offer. From the famous onsen hot springs throughout Japan that make the country so inviting in winter, to the free time to discover new and historical districts in Tokyo and Kyoto, to the Sapporo Snow Festival and the Otaru Snow Light Path Festival in Hokkaido, this tour is the best answer for anyone looking for a different sort of adventure. January 28, 2020 $5699

VIETNAM

12 days/11 nights Feb 11 to 22, 2020 
Land only package

Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, Danang, Hoi An Ho Chi Minh $2599 per person
Inclusions:
4* & 5* accommodation – 22 meals
Overnight cruise on the Bhaya Classic
domestic flights: Hanoi to Hue, Danang to Ho Chi Minh
English speaking guides, entrance fees, sightseeing

Cambodia & Laos Mekong Adventure

15 days
Bangkok to Bangkok
From Angkor Wat to remote river towns, journey down the Mekong and into the heart and soul of Southeast Asia. Our Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) will share with you the region’s cultural treasures and natural splendours. Explore the many temples and, if you’re lucky, spot a rare Irrawaddy dolphin. Experience the highlights with a chance to get off the beaten track and explore the remote islands of Don Khong. With local transportation and authentic accommodation, like a rural homestay, this adventure offers an intriguing blend of included activities and free time for personal discovery.
July 7, 14, $1839
August 25, Sept 15 $1869
Oct 22, 29, 2019 April 12, 19, 2020 $2299
Nov 10, 17, Dec 1, 8, 22, 29, 2019 January, Feb & March 2020 $2419
Book by June 30, 2019

Mekong River Experience – Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap

Think Southeast Asia is just beautiful, beautiful landscapes? . On this eight-day river cruise, you’ll hop aboard bikes, tuk tuks, or local boats to get around and see rice paddies, monasteries, and local businesses. The magic of the Mekong aside, river cruising gives you a view unlike any other, with visits to the Cai Be floating market, the fishing port of Kampong Chhnang, and stilt villages like Chnok Tru, where you’ll learn about fish farming, pottery, and sugar palm production before wandering through the local markets.

Oct 13, 27 $2054
August 18, Sept 1, 15, 29 $1874
Nov 10, 2019 Feb 2, 2020 $2759
Nov 24, Dec 8, 22, 2019 Jan 5, 19, March 1, 15, 2020 $2969
Book by June 30, 2019

TIMELESS WONDERS OF VIETNAM, CAMBODIA & THE MEKONG

13 DAYS FROM HO CHI MINH CITY TO SIEM REAP
A fascinating, rewarding and multilayered adventure. Two of the most beautiful, historic and friendly places in all of Asia, dynamic Vietnam and pastoral Cambodia are intriguing studies in contrast. Each possesses its own unique charm and social traditions, its own tragic history and complex past. In many ways, a visit here is less about the sights you see than it is about the people you meet and the experiences you have along the way.Ho Chi Minh City offers a heady mixture of old and new, often surprising visitors with its charm. As the lifeblood of Southeast Asia, the Mekong teems with colorful floating villages and mementos of its French Colonial past. Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s thriving capital, is fast-forwarding to the future yet retains a provincial intimacy. And colorful Siem Reap provides the gateway to the vast UNESCO-designated jungle temple complex of Angkor Wat.
Per Person Fares from:
September 6, 12, 2019 $6879 CDN October 24, November 1, 7 $6959 CDN November 29 $6999 CDN December 5, 19 $5599 CDN