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PEARLS OF ASIA
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China - Great Wall Enjoy an in-depth exploration of Asia’s most exotic and culturally diverse cities. Begin in the international hub city of Hong Kong. This dynamic melting pot of cultures has a new experience around every turn. Relax in Borneo, a tropical paradise. Soak in the beauty of the rainforest during a day of hot springs and a canopy walk. Then, get up-close to the orangutans to observe them at dinnertime. Continue on and travel through captivating Malaysia. In Kuala Lumpur, learn about the culture at a traditional Maylay dinner, and in Malacca, dine along the scenic Malacca River. Lively Singapore holds many new experiences. Cruise on a traditional bumboat, discover the inspiring gardens and explore Thian Hock Keng temple. End in the cultural mecca of Bangkok. Take a long-tail boat ride, marvel at the giant Reclining Buddha and experience the chanting ritual at Wat Pho Temple.

Map Your Journey
Spend 3 nights in Hong Kong, Singapore and Bangkok.
Meet Borneo’s most famous residents, the orangutans, during their feeding time.
In Kinabalu National Park, embark on a guided nature trek to Poring Hot Springs for lunch and to relax in the hot pools.
Board a long-tail boat and explore Bangkok’s network of canals called klongs.
Enjoy a dinner river cruise featuring a traditional Thai dance performance.


Day 1 Overnight Flight

Day 2 Hong Kong, China - Tour Begins
Today you arrive in Hong Kong, one of Asia's most cosmopolitan and dynamic cities. You will stay in Kowloon, located in the heart of Hong Kong's bustling shopping district. Hong Kong is noted for fabulous savings on jewelry, silk and leather products. The remainder of your day is at leisure.

Hotel: Park Hotel Hong Kong

China - Great Wall Day 3 Hong Kong - Hong Kong Island
Board the famous Star Ferry to cross the harbour. Enjoy a comprehensive tour of Hong Kong Island, home to the city’s most popular sites. Visit Stanley Market and stroll around its famous seaside village bazaar. Learn about the lifestyle of Hong Kong’s fishermen with a visit to Aberdeen Fishing Village as you take a traditional sampan ride. Complete your tour with a panoramic ride up Victoria Peak for spectacular views of the city and harbor below. Enjoy a traditional dim sum lunch before having time to explore on your own. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Hotel: Park Hotel Hong Kong

Day 4 Hong Kong
Enjoy a day at leisure to explore this great city. Perhaps you will take a stroll on one of Hong Kong’s oldest and most distinctive areas, Shanghai Street. You may choose to take an optional full day trip to Macau, a former Portuguese colony, or discover the Giant Buddha on Lantau Island.

Meals: Breakfast
Hotel: Park Hotel Hong Kong

Day 5 Hong Kong - Kota Kinabalu, Borneo
Enjoy free time this morning to explore further or to do some shopping. This afternoon board your flight to the mountainous island of Borneo. Arrive in the bustling coastal city of Kota Kinabalu, located in the foothills of Kinabalu National Park. This evening, check into Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort, a spectacular beachfront oasis surrounded by 400 acres of tropical forest for a three night stay.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Hotel: Shangrilas Rasa Ria Resort

Day 6 Kota Kinabalu
Depart early this morning to visit Kinabalu National Park. Cross the mountainous Crocker Range with sweeping views of the countryside. Arrive in the park, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its incredible biodiversity. Embark on a guided nature walk before proceeding to Poring Hot Springs. Enjoy lunch and an opportunity to relax in the hot pools. Then venture on a high canopy walk to get a birds-eye view of the rainforest.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Shangrilas Rasa Ria Resort

Day 7 Kota Kinabalu
Today is yours to relax or explore as you choose. Perhaps join an optional tour to Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. Fly to the region to learn about the rescued orphaned orangutans and witness a feeding. Or you may also choose to step back into colonial times on the North Borneo Railway. Board this historic steam train that whisks you through the countryside passing by quaint villages and beautiful landscapes.

Meals: Breakfast
Hotel: Shangrilas Rasa Ria Resort

Day 8 Kota Kinabalu - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Meet Borneo’s most famous residents, the orangutans, during their feeding time, before flying to the dynamic capital city of Kuala Lumpur. Tonight enjoy a Malay dinner with cultural performances showcasing Asia’s rich cultural heritage.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Hotel: Royale Chulan

Day 9 Kuala Lumpur
Embark on a city tour through the interesting mix of the modern and historic architecture. The tour highlights the Petronas Twin Tower, the Craft Complex, and the King’s Palace. Then, be introduced to the city’s cultural diversity with visits to Chinatown and Little India. The rest of the day is free to explore at your leisure.

Meals: Breakfast
Hotel: Royale Chulan

Day 10 Kuala Lumpur - Malacca
Journey south to charming Malacca, the oldest city in Malaysia. Take note of the European and Chinese influences as you tour the city. Your local guide will show you important sites such as Porta de Santiago, St. Paul’s Church, Malacca Sultanate Palace, and Chinatown. Then stop for lunch at a local restaurant where you can try Nyonya cuisine. This evening have a leisurely dinner at a lovely restaurant nestled along the Malacca River.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Hotel: Casa Del Rio

Day 11 Malacca - Singapore
Cross the border into the multicultural nation of Singapore, situated on the tip of the Malaysian peninsula. Tonight, visit the intriguing Gardens by the Bay. Its unique domed structures recreate the environmental conditions to allow for ecosystems to flourish. They feature vegetation that thrives in the arid desert and lush cloud forest.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Hotel: Concorde Hotel Singapore

Day 12 Singapore
Board a bumboat this morning for a cruise along the Singapore River and to see the city by water. End at Merlion Park and embark on a city tour. See the modern Civil District, then explore Thian Hock Keng Temple, built in honor of the Chinese Goddess of the Sea. Continue on to the Botanical Gardens to explore the 60,000 colorful orchid plants.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Concorde Hotel Singapore

Day 13 Singapore
The day is free to explore this fascinating city on your own. Perhaps you will visit the famed Raffles hotel to sip the famous Singapore Sling.

Meals: Breakfast
Hotel: Concorde Hotel Singapore

Day 14 Singapore - Bangkok, Thailand
Depart this morning for Bangkok. This afternoon, board a long-tail boat and explore Bangkok’s network of canals called klongs. Drift along and discover daily life on the waterways. Stop at the iconic Wat Arun, the impressive Temple of the Dawn. Tonight, embark on a street food tour of Bangkok. Walk through lively Chinatown with a local guide and try the local delicacies.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Hotel: Rembrandt Hotel

Day 15 Bangkok
Begin your day with a visit to Wat Pho to see the monks' early morning chanting ritual. Proceed to the temple of the Reclining Buddha and be awed by the Golden Buddha, one of the world’s largest solid gold statues. Marvel at the scale of this gold-leaf covered monument. Explore the spectacular grounds of the Grand Palace. Stop at Wat Phra Kaew, home of the Emerald Buddha and Thailand’s most sacred temple. Enjoy lunch overlooking the Chao Phraya River.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Rembrandt Hotel

Day 16 Bangkok
This morning travel south to the amazing Mae Klong Market along the railroad tracks. Then, visit the Damnoen Saduak floating market where countless vendors sell fruits and vegetables from their boats. Tonight, toast to the end of a fabulous trip during a dinner river cruise while enjoying a traditional Thai dance performance.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Hotel: Rembrandt Hotel

Day 17 Bangkok - Tour Ends

Meals: Breakfast

Departure Dates:
February - March
September – November

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