A fabulous journey through the ancient lands of Indo-China, considered in French colonial times to be the earthly paradise of South-east Asia. Culturally rich and steeped in centuries-old charm, Vietnam’s appeal lies in its unique artistic, religious and architectural heritage set against a backdrop of diverse natural beauty. The great legacy of Cambodia’s Khmer civilisation has left the splendour and awesome collection of temples at Angkor, a wonderful climax to an extraordinary tour
Sri Lankan batsmen celebrate on their ground, Colombo
21 – 28 November 2018
Great opportunity to enjoy the excitement of international worldclass cricket in equally atmospheric surroundings! No concern that ‘rain will stop play’ as Sri Lanka’s climate lends itself to fine weather at this time of year, as well as great food and a colourful local energy and enthusiasm for their favourite game! The package includes the accomodation at the 4 star Ramada hotel on B+B basis, daily transfers to and from the Sinhalese CC ground, entrance into the ground (VIP seating/specific grandstand access is not included and will have to be paid for locally), services of the ground agent representative.
Cricket Package- Itinerary
November 22 – Arrive Colombo. Transfer to the superb Galle Face 5* boutique hotel
November 23 – Transfer to Sinhalese CC and entrance to ground. Transfer to hotel
November 24 – Transfer to Sinhalese CC and entrance to ground. Transfer to hotel
November 25 – Transfer to Sinhalese CC and entrance to ground. Transfer to hotel
November 26 – Transfer to Sinhalese CC and entrance to ground. Transfer to hotel
November 27 – Transfer to Sinhalese CC and entrance to ground. Transfer to hotel
November 28 – Transfer to the Galle Face hotel. Join tour/Depart to airport
Price: £995.00 per based on sharing a twin room Single Supplement cost is £400.00
Cricket package includes:
– Accompanied from London by Patrick Syder FRGS
– 06 nights/07days Accommodation in a SGL/DBL room in above stated hotels.
– Arrival, transfer and the tour as per the itinerary in an air conditioned
private Car/Micro/Van/Coach accompanied with an English speaking Driver.
– Meal Plan- Bed & Breakfast Basis
– Passenger Insurance (vehicle),Oil and Fuel charge, Parking & highway fee
– A Dedicated tour consultant to attend to all your requirements/needs from
the time you land in Sri Lanka till Departure 24 hours 7 days a week
– Entrance ticket cost for Test Cricket Match for 05 days.
– Camera and Video Permits
– Optional tours and activities
– Airport taxes
– All expenses of personal nature
– Tips and porterage
– All entrance fees to tourist and other attractions not specified above
Wat Phra Kaew, one of the most sacred Thai temples in Chiang Rai, the birthplace of the Lanna Kingdom
8 – 17 January 2019
For travelers seeking extraordinary experiences, Thailand can be very rewarding, especially the north. Northern Thailand, formerly the Lanna Kingdom that once covered part of Yunnan, Laos, and what is now Myanmar, offers a great variety—religion, culture, arts, cuisines, flora and fauna. For example, very popular among devoted Buddhists as well as enthusiasts of glorious, historic, sacred architecture, is a spiritual journey throughout northern Thailand.
The principle cities of Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai have many ancient, Lanna-style, Buddhist temples. The legacies of the former Lanna Kingdom founded more than 750 years ago, many are maintained by local Buddhist devotees and function as places of worship today. Visitors are free to pay their respects and worship in any of them. One of the most sacred temples is Wat Phra Kaew in Chiang Rai, the birthplace of the Lanna Kingdom.
Striking Buddha faces at the ethereal Bayon Temple, Angkor
A fabulous journey through the extraordinarily friendly country of Cambodia and to some of it’s lesser visited regions. We witness the great legacy of the Khmer civilisation with the splendour and awesome collection of temples at Angkor, a wonderful climax to an the tour. We start in Phnom Penh, the lively capital with many French colonial buildings, busy markets, art galleries, temples and museums. In Kampong Thom we visit a stunning rarely visited pre-Ankorian temple plus traditional villages and markets as we journey north into the Preah Vihear province. We also take a boat trip on the Tonlé Sap Lake, the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia and officially designated as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. We include the colonial era architecture and riverside setting of laid-back Battambang
From the blue-tiled splendour of Tamerlane’s Samarkand to the holy city of Buhkara, boasting a mosque for each day of the year, and beyond, the romantic desert-girdled khanate of Khiva, Uzbekistan lays claim to a breathtaking architectural legacy. Such splendours have attracted and astonished visitors since ancient times and this detailed journey is planned to allow time to relax and fully appreciate these awe inspiring fabled cities of the Silk Road. Our Central Asian journey begins in the Land of the Turkmen, where we explore the monuments of Ashgabat, including the Parthian fortress of Nissa. The great ancient cities of Merv and Kunya Urgench also feature plus a visit to the colourful Sunday market in Turkmenistan’s capital.
Sri Lanka is rich in cultural, archaeological and natural treasures with an impressive tally of 7 UNESCO listed heritage sites. This detailed tour affords a comprehensive insight into these treasures, taking in all the ancient sites of the cultural triangle, the tropical interior and hill station of Kandy and the picturesque ‘tea country’ around Nuwara Eliya. Our hotels have been carefully chosen for their relaxed atmosphere and quality of national food dishes plus their wonderful locations. Combined with the varied itinerary one will gain a full flavour of the rich diversity of this enchanting island. We also spend a few days visiting the Yala National Park and relax at the delightful old walled historic town of Galle.
Japan is a land of innovation and ancient tradition, where Shinto shrines compete against the glittering towers of the modern age. On this comprehensive tour we see ancient gardens, sacred shrines and awe inspiring landscapes, and discover the cultural heritage of Japan on this exciting journey between Tokyo and Osaka. Visit the famous Kenroku-en garden and the traditional ochaya (tea) houses of Kanazawa, before exploring the imperial city of Kyoto with its many temples and shrines. Experience the sombre modern history of Hiroshima, then visit the picturesque island of Miyajima and the Torii gate, before ending the tour in the city of Osaka.