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ASIA RIVER CRUISING

Handmade Holidays for travellers

MEKONG, YANGTZE & IRRAWADDY CRUISING VIETNAM, CAMBODIA, LAOS, BURMA & CHINA
2012-14

ASIA RIVER CRUISING

THE JAHAN

SHARE THE EXPERIENCE
Travel Indochina has been sharing the very best of Asia with discerning travellers from all around the world since 1993. Our dedication to the region has led to us becoming the experts in Asia, and our passion for Asia is still at the heart of everything we do. The people, the culture and the cuisine make this one of the most captivating places on the planet, and we strive to show you the places we know and love, using our expert local knowledge, so you have a meaningful encounter with your destination. Last year, we launched the inaugural sailing of the Jahan along the Mekong which was booked exclusively for Travel Indochina clients. I was lucky enough to personally share that experience with them and after going on that incredible journey, I am more resolute than ever to bring this style of travel to our clients. Our determination to deliver on the promises we make to our travellers shows in the quality journeys and carefully crafted itineraries we present for a unique experience beyond the expected. You can have confidence that with Travel Indochina you will share in an unforgettable experience of Asia, with memories that will last a lifetime. On the pages that follow, you’ll find some of the most luxurious, unique and charming river cruises in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Burma and China, and journeys that reveal your destination in a way that only this style of travel can. We look forward to sharing our passion for Asia with you soon.

Paul Hole Managing Director & Co-founder Travel Indochina

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ASIA RIVER CRUISING

THE MEKONG RIVER, SOUTHERN L AOS

Contents
Why choose river cruising? All paid for before you leave The Travel Indochina Way Experiences on shore The flavours of Asia Stay in style VIETNAM, CAMBODIA & LAOS The Jahan The Jayavarman 8 Days – The Lost Civilisation 12 Days – Saigon to Angkor Lunag Say & Vat Phou 7 Days – Chiang Rai to Luang Prabang 14 Days – Cruising Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos 22 Days – All Along the Mekong from Chiang Rai to Saigon 2 3 4 6 7 8 10 12 14 16 18 22 23 25 Deck Plans 26 Booking Conditions 42 49 BURMA RV Paukan 3 Days – Between Ancient Bagan & Royal Mandalay The Road To Mandalay By Orient Express 4 Days – Highlights Of Burma 8 Days – Ayerwaddy Adventure 12 Days – Gorges of the Far North CHINA Yangzi Explorer Victoria Cruises 4 Days – Yangtze Cruise 9 Days – Grand Yangtze Discovery 12 Days – Three Gorges Discovery Small Group Journey 18 Days – Yangtze & Beyond Small Group Journey 29 30 30 31 32 32 33 34 36 37 38 38 39 40

19 Days – Vietnam, Cambodia & The Mekong 20

11 Days – Laos Mekong Journey Top to Bottom 24

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WHY CHOOSE US?

WHY CHOOSE RIVER CRUISING?

ABOARD THE JAHAN

01 SEE MORE OF ASIA
Travelling through Asia is an enchanting experience, with unforgettable highlights like the temples of Angkor in Cambodia, the Three Gorges Dam in China, or the plains of Bagan in Burma, but for many travellers it is the experience of local life, and the wonderful people they meet along the way, that is the true highlight of their trip. Seeing it all can be hard, but river cruising is the ideal way to uncover these delights.

03 A FLOATING HOTEL
Enjoy the convenience of cruising without giving up your creature comforts. Enjoy impeccable service, spacious, air-conditioned cabins with private balconies on most cruises, and on-board facilities including restaurants and bars, sun decks, swimming pools and spas.

06 SERVICE ON-BOARD
Many of the staff on board are internationally trained, offering the type of service you would expect in a fivestar hotel. At each stop on your cruise, you will be accompanied by a local guide for an in-depth understanding of the places you visit. We use boutique ships, ensuring personal attention with high staff to passenger ratios.

IS RIVER CRUISING FOR YOU?
I want to unpack just once, and let the destinations of Asia come to me. I like to get off the beaten path and discover regions not accessible by roads or by large groups. I want to know exactly how much my holiday costs before I leave home, with everything paid for in advance. I enjoy seeing panoramic scenery that changes every day. I’d like to spend time on my own private balcony. I want to meet other travellers with similar interests. I don’t want to miss out on any of the highlights, but still want to travel at a leisurely pace. I prefer more intimate shore excursions for an authentic experience of Asia. I’m looking for luxurious on-board facilities and impeccable service. I’d like to experience more of Asia in a shorter period of time.

04 ON-BOARD ENTERTAINMENT
The entertainment offered on board compliments your itinerary and furthers your knowledge and understanding of local places and culture. From cooking classes to dancing demonstrations, lectures to movie nights, there is always something to keep you entertained.

07 HOW IS IT DIFFERENT TO AN OCEAN CRUISE?
River cruisers generally carry far fewer passengers than ocean cruisers. They cruise over smaller distances so travel is at a more leisurely pace, and stopping along the banks is common. More intimate ships give you the chance to meet other travellers, and access areas on-shore where a larger group would not be able to go. While the facilities on a river cruiser are of a very high standard, there may not be the quantity found on large ocean-cruisers, and the trip is more focused on the people and places you visit.

02 TRAVEL WITHOUT THE HASSLES
There is a thrill in packing your bags and heading for the airport, but there are also the hassles travel brings, like living out of a suitcase, not knowing how much things will cost, or long road journeys. Imagine checking into a luxurious cabin and unpacking just once, while all the sights and sounds come to you, with the conveniences of a boutique hotel at your fingertips. With Asia river cruising, you can do just that.

05 ON SHORE
River cruise ships get to places larger ships couldn’t. It is common to stop at small villages and markets to experience local life. Many ships give you the chance to choose your shore excursions, so you can do as much or as little as you like.

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ALL PAID FOR BEFORE YOU LEAVE

CART RIDE ON SHORE E XCURSION

THE JAHAN SWIMMING POOL

Choosing a river cruising holiday means you’ll know the cost of your trip up-front, so you can relax and enjoy your holiday. When you consider everything that is included, you’ll realise what great value it is as well.

Many meals on land – All of our extended tours include breakfast daily and some lunches and dinners also, however this varies by destination, so check the inclusions for further details. Sightseeing and entrance fees – Each day activities and shore excursions are planned so you can explore Asia indepth and experience the places you are travelling through. All shore excursions, led by local English-speaking guides, are included in your tour price, as well as entrance fees to any sites you visit. Entertainment – On-board entertainment is included most evenings, so you’ll never be lost for something to do, all included in your cruise price. Return airport transfers – You shouldn’t have to worry about a thing while you are away, which is why all our cruise packages and extended tours include return airport transfers. Transport in air-conditioned vehicles – Choosing one of our extended tours that combine a tranquil river cruise with touring on land gives you the opportunity to see even more. All land transport is provided in our airconditioned vehicles (except tuk-tuk touring) and offer comfort and safety. Local English-speaking guides – Local English-speaking guides are available on-board for any questions you may have, and will accompany you on all shore excursions. When travelling on

our extended tours, our local Englishspeaking guides will accompany the group for the entire land portion of the trip. Travel Indochina guides are some of the best in Asia and have unmatched local knowledge of the places you will visit. To meet some of our guides, see page 5. Tips and porterage – Carrying cash for tips and porterage can be a hassle sometimes, which is why in Indochina we’ve included them in the price. This is just another thing you won’t need to think about while you are away.

WHAT’S INCLUDED
Accommodation – Cabins on all our river cruises are extremely comfortable, many with private balconies, and all the conveniences you would expect from a four to five-star hotel. If you choose to travel on one of our extended tours, you will get the chance to also experience some of Asia’s finest hotels, handpicked by us. All meals on board – All meals on board our cruise ships are included so you don’t need to worry about a thing.

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
Alcoholic beverages – Alcoholic beverages both on-board and on land are not included in the price of your cruise or tour, however drinks are all reasonably priced. Incidentals – Incidentals such as phone calls, mini-bar items, souvenirs and other purchases are not included in the price and must be settled directly with the cruise or hotel. International airfares from Australia – The prices in this brochure do not include international airfares from Australia, however we are happy to arrange these for you. Please contact one of our Asia experts for an up to the minute quote on the best airfare for you.

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WHY CHOOSE US?

THE TRAVEL INDOCHINA WAY

TRAVEL INDOCHINA LOCAL GUIDE AT THE TEMPLES OF ANGKOR

19 YEARS ASIA EXPERIENCE
Travel Indochina has been exploring Asia’s rivers for as long as we’ve been creating travel experiences – that’s 19 years and counting. In that time we’ve developed expertise that others just can’t match. With six offices on the ground in Asia, we’re in a prime position to provide our travellers with a personalised service, while keeping up to date with the latest and greatest. Whether it’s sourcing the best local restaurants, the newest boutique touring options, great shopping tips, or just the security of knowing we are there whenever you need us - our local expertise is second to none.

PRIVATE BALCONIES
Every cabin on every river cruise in Vietnam, Cambodia and China featured in this brochure offers a private balcony for you to sit and enjoy the luxury of watching the incredible vistas float past.

like to combine your cruise with one of our Small Group Journeys, with the unique combination of local guides and a Western tour leader.

THE COMPLETE EXPERIENCE
At Travel Indochina, we have carved out a reputation based on our passion for creating real travel experiences in Asia. Our local expertise and commitment to creating unique, personalised holidays is what sets us apart. Using this expert knowledge we have combined each cruise with some unique touring on the ground to create longer itineraries. If you have time, we strongly recommend choosing one of these longer packages. Before and after the cruise, travel with a maximum of 15 other like-minded travellers, giving you access to places and people only a small group can offer. Our expert, English-speaking local guides will show you around their hometown. Their passion for the region is inspiring, and their insight and local knowledge means you can expect experiences even the guidebooks don’t know about. If you would prefer to handpick your additional touring, we can offer you the best possible package, tailored just for you. We can combine your cruise with hotel, touring, and transport options. We’ll take care of every detail, so you can have a hassle-free holiday. You may

FIND WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR ONLINE
For more information our website is a great resource and has itineraries, dates and prices, deck plans and plenty more. Go to www.travelindochina.com.au.

PRIVATE GROUPS
Do you have a special occasion, like an important birthday or wedding anniversary coming up? Or do you belong to a community group? With as few as just 26 cabins, chartering a river cruise is the ideal way to share the experience of Asia with your friends and family, or local community. We can arrange the whole trip for you, including international airfares, land arrangements and cruise charter, at a very reasonable per person price.

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES
Being able to book your holiday well in advance ensures it is a UA R A N TEE stress free experience. Almost all of our Indochina itineraries are guaranteed, which means you can plan your trip with confidence, not waiting until the last minute for confirmations. Those journeys that are guaranteed will be marked with this symbol. This means that every departure, throughout the whole year is guaranteed, so you can safely lock in your airfares, pre and post-cruise hotels, transfers, transport, and tours. The great news is that we can do it all for you, so all that’s left to do, is look forward to the holiday of a lifetime.
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EXCLUSIVE TRAVEL INDOCHINA CRUISES ON THE JAHAN
In July and August 2012, and August and December 2013, we will have exclusive use of the Jahan for a cruise sold only to Travel Indochina clients. These cruises will have one of our highly-acclaimed Western tour leaders on board to assist you throughout your cruise and in Siem Reap. On the evening of embarkation there will be welcome cocktails and

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ENJOYING THE SIGHTS ON-BOARD THE JAHAN

canapés so you can meet your fellow travellers, and receive an in-room gift.

OUR LOCAL GUIDES

OUR TOUR LEADERS

OUR PEOPLE
When extending your tour beyond a river cruise, you’ll be in the best possible hands. Our itineraries in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia include our expert local guides, handpicked by us. On our China Small Group Journeys a Western Tour Leader will also accompany groups of seven or more travellers. Their passion and enthusiasm for Asia is inspiring, something our travellers tell us time and time again, and their insight and local knowledge means that you can expect experiences no guidebook can offer. Meet some of our local guides below and hear what our travellers have to say about them.

YOUR CHECKLIST
Does my cruise have a private balcony? Does it include expert local guides? Can I book pre and post-cruise touring to match my needs? Are there guaranteed departures? Does the company I’m booking with have local expertise? Do they have offices in Asia for extra peace of mind? Can they book my international flights?

Nghia Duong, Travel Indochina Expert Local Guide "My name is Nghia Duong, and I have been part of the Travel Indochina team for 12 years. In my time as a local guide I’ve learnt what a Travel Indochina traveller wants, and it goes well beyond the main tourist attractions. I live in Saigon and I know the streets of Saigon like the back of my hand, but as it evolves I keep learning more, from new restaurants to unique shopping experiences. Being a local, I can give you an insider’s point of view, and access the heart of Saigon in a way only a local can. Guiding small groups means that we can get off the beaten track to fi nd the real Saigon. I cannot think of a better way to make a living than spending every day talking to people about the place I love and seeing each one have a memorable and happy experience. See you in Saigon!"

Paula Harrigan, Travel Indochina Tour Leader "In the four years that I’ve been working for Travel Indochina, I’ve been lucky to lead tours across all our Asian destinations. Being a tour leader I meet people from all over the world and we share great travel experiences. Our travellers come back again and again, and I see them in different countries. Our travellers come from such a diverse range of backgrounds, cultures, professions and ages, and it’s lovely when they all come together and mix and mingle, and often make lifelong friendships. I think being a tour leader is like a duck swimming. On the surface everything is smooth and calm, but underneath we are paddling like crazy to make sure that our clients are having the best experience they can. The smoother it looks on the surface, the better I’m doing my job.”

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EXPERIENCES ON SHORE

ON SHORE WITH LOCAL GUIDE

ON SHORE IN CHINA

THE ROAD NOT TAKEN
The rivers of Asia breathe life into communities that line them and the towns and cities beyond, and for centuries have been arteries for trade, forever intertwined with the history and culture of each place they wind through. As these ancient routes have been replaced by roads, the rivers offer a taste of times gone by and experiences not found on more touristed paths. Disembark your cruise to explore the fascinating people and places that lie along the shore of the road less travelled.

Cruise, or extend your tour to include the Great Wall of China or the Army of Terracotta Warriors. In Burma, visit the legendary city of Mandalay and marvel at the vast plains of Bagan dotted with thousands of temples and pagodas of a bygone era.

TRAVEL AT YOUR OWN PACE
With smaller distances to travel and astounding sights on the shore along your route, river cruising allows you to travel at a more leisurely pace, while still filling your days with the sights and sounds of Asia. Each day you disembark, you may choose to join one of the small group shore excursions at absolutely no cost. However, you may also wish to relax on board. It’s your holiday so it’s your choice.

BECOME IMMERSED IN A NEW CULTURE
Not every shore excursion is to a major site. Many allow you to see the way the people live their daily lives along the rivers for an insight into the culture. Wander the local markets meeting residents as you go, or visit a riverside village. Your local English-speaking guide will help you get a better understanding of life in these areas.

MORE INTIMATE EXPERIENCES
Choosing one of our boutique cruise ships means there will be less people on board. This means there will be no delays in disembarking and once on shore, you will have access to sites and areas that do not cater to larger groups. This more intimate style of touring means you get more interaction with your local English-speaking guide, as well as the people you meet along the way.

NO HIDDEN EXTRAS
With on-board entertainment and all featured sightseeing included, there are no hidden extras, so you know exactly where you stand with your holiday budget.

MUST-SEE ATTRACTIONS
Our Asia river cruises and tours include some of the most iconic sites in Asia, from the breathtaking temples of Angkor to tranquil Tonle Sap Lake in Cambodia, and the World Heritage listed Halong Bay in Vietnam to her thriving and historic cities. In China see the incredible Three Gorges Dam on your Yangtze River

A LOCAL VILL AGE IN INDOCHINA

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CUISINE

THE FLAVOURS OF ASIA

THE JAHAN

SICHUAN HOTPOT

ON TOUR IN INDOCHINA
We’ve included breakfast and dinner daily whilst touring on land, whether it is a local hole-in-the-wall serving up simple tasty treats, or the latest fine dining experience that everyone’s raving about. Here are some of our current favourites that you may visit on tour.
Hoa Tuc, Saigon Contemporary cuisine in a beautiful, unusual setting. Wild Rice, Hanoi Refined atmosphere and modern Vietnamese dishes. Seasons of Hanoi Northern Vietnamese cuisine in a charming French villa setting. Streets Restaurant Cafe, Hoi An This café restaurant provides disadvantaged youth with hospitality skills. Mango Rooms, Hoi An Bright colours and bold flavours infuse the unique range of fusion dishes. Viroth’s Restaurant, Siem Reap The much-loved Viroth’s serves tasty Khmer cuisine in an al fresco dining area. Aha, Siem Reap This chic restaurant serves tapas-style treats in a modern setting with an extensive wine list. Tamarind, Luang Prabang This restaurant and cooking school gives an in-depth insight into the ingredients and traditions of Lao cuisine.

ON TOUR IN CHINA
Our China Small Group Journeys include all meals whilst on-board your Yangtze cruise. On land, we always include breakfast, but mostly leave lunch and dinner open, giving you the choice to dine with the group or on your own. Our guides delight in showing you their favourite restaurants. Here are some of the meals that you can experience on your tour.
Lunch in a family home (included) This taste of an authentic home-cooked meal gives you a real understanding of life in Shanghai’s hutongs, or backstreets, when you dine with a local family in their home. Peking Duck in Beijing (not included) Your guide will take you to one of Beijing’s most famous Peking Duck restaurants and explain the long history of this popular dish. Dumpling Banquet in Xian (not included) Xian is considered the home of the dumpling. Enjoy a dumpling feast for all the senses. Fiery Sichuan Hotpot in Chongqing (not included) A traditional meal dating back over a thousand years. A bowl of soup is placed in the centre of the table and meat and vegetables are dipped in the broth, bubbling with fiery Sichuan peppers.

DINING ON-BOARD
All meals on your river cruise are included. While the emphasis is on local cuisine, giving you the chance to try the best regional specialties, a range of Western options are always available. Many of the chefs on-board have been internationally trained and take pride in presenting fine dining options that draw on both local cuisine and Western influences. Meals are served in style at dedicated dining halls, but there are often private dining options available, such as breakfast on your balcony or a private dinner in the Observatory on the Jahan. Breakfast is usually buffet style, offering you a choice of English, Continental and Asian-inspired cuisine. Lunch and dinner are served in an elegant style and are either a la carte, buffet style or set menu.

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ACCOMMODATION

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STAY IN STYLE
We know you want to continue your journey with the same style and comfort experienced on our boutique river cruises. When travelling on one of our extended tour options, you will stay in some of Asia’s finest hotels. Each hotel is handpicked by us for style, comfort and location.

01 SOFITEL LEGEND METROPOLE HANOI
Originally opened in 1901, this landmark heritage hotel boasts superbly appointed rooms and Art Deco style. Dining here is a highlight, with sumptuous French and Vietnamese restaurants.

04 CARAVELLE HOTEL SAIGON
In the heart of Saigon, this modern hotel is just steps from Saigon’s main attractions. Ample rooms are well appointed and the hotel boasts five-star facilities including a tranquil spa and six restaurants and bars.

02 ANA MANDARA HUE
Bringing a new level of accommodation to Vietnam’s former imperial capital, this truly special resort is situated on Thuan An beach, just 20 minutes scenic drive from central Hue. Modern and luxurious rooms feature rain showers and complimentary WiFi. Enjoy the excellent dining on site, or relax at the pool bar by the beachfront infinity-edge pool.

05 LUANG SAY LODGE PAKBENG
Sitting majestically above the Mekong River, the Luang Say Lodge blends artfully into lush landscape. It features 17 large pavilions, each elegantly furnished in dark wood and white fabrics, with stunning views the river below. The restaurant is reached by wooden walkways and offers tasty cuisine that is mainly organic and a well-stocked bar.

03 LIFE HERITAGE RESORT HOI AN
The only deluxe hotel in the Old Town, the resort is an oasis of French-colonial design in tropical surrounds. Relax in the stylishly-furnished rooms or by the large pool and then indulge in the famous spa.

06 LUANG SAY RESIDENCE LUANG PRABANG
Reflecting pioneer life in the colonial era, this hotel features 24 exquisitelyappointed luxury suites set amidst tropical gardens. Ample rooms include a lounge area and look out to mountain scenery and tropical gardens.

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07 RAFFLES GRAND HOTEL D’ANGKOR SIEM REAP
This highly-awarded hotel is an institution in Angkor and retains its colonial elegance perfectly, while the sensitive restoration ensures modern touches and well-appointed rooms, alongside excellent facilities and service.

09 NOVOTEL XINQIAO BEIJING
This bright and pleasant hotel is well located within walking distance of Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. With Western comforts and spacious, tastefully-decorated guestrooms, it is a wonderful home base in the capital.

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The most historic address in the capital offers colonial ambience and refined luxury in the heart of the city. Tasteful guestrooms and modern conveniences such as an indoor swimming pool combine with traditional touches like grand staircases and opulent drawing rooms for a complete experience.

Our Burma tours do not include accommodation in Yangon, however this is an ideal place to start or finish your journey. A colonial-style mansion dating from the 1920s, The Governor’s Residence conjures up a bygone era while offering every modern pleasure. Set in a verdant garden dotted with lotus pools, each beautiful room is luxuriously decorated. Dine on the exotic delicacies of Burma, then relax with a signature cocktail in the bar, or lounge on the stylish sunbeds by the fan-shaped swimming pool.

11 RENDEZVOUS MERRY SHANGHAI
The Rendezvous Merry offers spotless, comfortable rooms that are tastefully decorated. There are many modern facilities and a delicious breakfast is served. The hotel’s great location is just a short ride from Shanghai’s majestic Bund.

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VIETNAM, CAMBODIA & LAOS

VIETNAM, CAMBODIA & LAOS
Each country in Indochina is unique, overflowing with its own intrinsic charms, however these nations share commonalities as well. They are united by landscape and lifestyle, dictated by the ebb and flow of the Mekong. They are nations of people known for their resilience, humility and friendliness.

01 SAIGON

CHINA
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Prepare for bright lights and bustle in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), where a thriving modern city intertwines with French-colonial grandeur and an energetic, colourful street life. Nearby are the fascinating tunnels of Cu Chi.

Pakbeng • • Chiang Rai

LAOS

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Pak Ou • 14 • Luang Prabang

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South China Sea
Visit Cai Rang’s boisterous and colourful floating market, where hundreds of boats and barges trade. During the languid ride, discover verdant landscapes along the Mekong Delta. Stop to see how rice paste, rice cookies and coconut candies are made, along with the Longan fruit drying process.

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CAMBODIA

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MAP LEGEND
INTERNATIONAL GATEWAY

The Jahan/The Jayavarman (My Tho to Siem Reap) The Luang Say (Chiang Rai to Luang Prabang) The Vat Phou (Pakse to 4000 islands)

Chau Doc is a vibrant town near the Cambodian border with Chinese, Kinh and Khmer communities. The colourful local market is packed with local produce and the riverside is a maze of floating and stilted homes. Travel by small boats to floating villages and rustic catfish farm, watch schools of fish being fed and see a local Cham village.

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Graceful Hanoi is Vietnam’s capital. Classic colonial architecture, a distinctive cuisine, a millennium of history and culture give Hanoi her elegance. Roam the enchanting and industrious alleys in the Old Quarter or along wide, treelined boulevards.

The former imperial capital of Hue presents an insight into historic Vietnam. Filled with relics of a fascinating royal past, the ancient architecture is a sight to behold. Visit the Citadel and the emperors’ atmospheric tombs, monuments both ornate and majestic.

Encounter monks in saffron robes, pagodas & stunning hilltop temples in this rarelyvisited provincial capital.

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Experience the ethereal beauty of Halong Bay aboard one of our luxury boats among the 3,000 limestone karst islands, sip a cocktail at sunset and prepare for a magical overnight experience.

In the French hill station of Sapa, discover the mountainside villages of colourful ethnic minority groups. Let us introduce you to the locals, or take an opportunity to buy some traditional fabric and jewellery.

Siem Reap is brimming with tree lined boulevards that retain an old, French charm and the gentle river flows slowly through this enchanting city. Cruise the tranquil waters of Tonle Sap Lake to discover the colourful floating villages.

Pakse is the largest town in Southern Laos and sits on the Mekong River near the Thai and Cambodian borders. The nearby Bolaven Plateau is at 600m altitude and is perfect for growing certain crops, not least of which is the delicious Laotian coffee that comes from this region. See the famous Wat Phou temple, a pre-Angkorian temple that sits at the base of a mountain, then cruise the stunning, little-visited 4,000 Islands region. Here, the locals live as they have for centuries and the surging waters of the Mekong are home to a rare breed of endangered freshwater dolphin.

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Enjoy the laid-back pace, a world away from the hustle and bustle found elsewhere in Asia. The country’s royal capital is home to the region’s most authentic night market. Learn how to make delicious Lao cuisine and witness hundreds of saffron-robed monks collect daily alms from the locals. Just upstream from Luang Prabang is the Pak Ou Cave of a Thousand Buddhas, and nearby Mount Phou Si affords gorgeous views over the valley below.

Hoi An has some of the country’s best dining and shopping. Wander the lanes to explore the distinctive architecture, tailor shops and quaint galleries. There is a breathtaking array of eateries and historic charms around every corner.

This riverside capital is abuzz with youthful energy, bursting with boutiques, art galleries and delicious cafes in French-colonial mansions. Take a tuk-tuk along the wide, tree-lined boulevards, visit the city’s namesake, Wat Phnom, as well as its riverside esplanade, Sisowath Quay and the Royal Palace.

Navigate your way through the little-visited eastern entrance to Angkor Wat by torchlight to witness sunrise over the iconic temple, a oncein-a-lifetime experience. Visit the atmospheric Ta Prohm, or travel further afield to the awe-inspiring Boeng Mealea and then see the delicate carvings of Banteay Srei.

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THE JAHAN

THE JAHAN

Travel Indochina has a proud preferred partnership with Heritage Lines to bring you boutique vessels on the mighty Mekong. Heritage Lines flagship cruise ship, The Jahan, brings cruising on the Mekong River into a new realm, incorporating the features of a luxury boutique hotel in the form of a river cruise. With just 26 spacious cabins – all with large private balcony – private shore excursions and on-board services including spa, pool and daily Tai Chi, The Jahan offers the ultimate Mekong River experience for couples and small groups.

MADE WITH LOVE
The Jahan’s design is inspired by Shah Jahan, the Mughal Emperor known for his enduring love for his wife, which saw the Taj Mahal constructed in her honour. Like the Taj Mahal, no detail on The Jahan has been overlooked.

YOUR OWN PRIVATE BALCONY
There is no pleasure more simple, nor indulgence so joyful than sitting on your own private balcony as the sights and sounds of the Mekong float by. Each and every cabin features floor to ceiling sliding doors that open on to a large balcony with a table and chairs, where you can relax and enjoy the everchanging vistas of the Mekong.

MAGNIFICENT CABINS
With just 26 cabins, the exclusive Jahan offers the singular touches of a luxury boutique hotel and cabins are some of the largest on the river starting at 29m 2 for the Superior Stateroom cabins. Every cabin is air-conditioned with a king size bed, stylish en-suite bathroom, mini-bar and Raj-era design flourishes. Stylish wood-furnishings, decorative ceilings, soft lighting and luxurious cotton bedding combine to create a chic ambience, while the most up-to-date conveniences include a sound system and your own personal espresso machine in your cabin.

UPGRADE YOUR CABIN
Upgrade to a Deluxe Stateroom located on the upper deck for optimal viewing from your private balcony. Or for those wanting more space, choose a Signature stateroom, which are either 32m2 or 36m2 and include a sunbed and table on your private balcony, and complimentary mini-bar and room service, daily newspaper, balcony breakfast and in-suite dining, personal butler service and one private candlelit dinner at the Observatory. For the ultimate

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in personalised luxury, you cannot go past the two themed suites. The Taj Mahal and Lord Byron Suites are each 50m2. In addition to the full range of services available to Signature guests, the suites include a balcony Jacuzzi. Spoil yourself.

QUALITY SERVICE
Service on board The Jahan is impeccable, but with the highest staff to passenger ratio on the Mekong, and training given both locally and in Europe, you’d expect nothing less.

library, learn about the local history and culture in an educational lecture or try your hand at a cooking class. Sip on a cocktail at the Funnel Bar as the sun goes down over the river or take high tea in the Observatory, with unsurpassed views on all sides. Feast on the exquisite range of local and international dishes in the restaurant, or mingle with your fellow passengers at a pool deck barbecue.

ON SHORE
A Mekong River journey is about meeting the people and seeing how they live – with The Jahan taking a maximum of 52 passengers at any one time, your on-shore experience is more intimate and authentic. The Jahan offers guests a cruise concierge desk and shore butler, giving you a truly bespoke experience. At each stop, you can opt for a small group shore excursion at no cost, or choose from an extensive menu of private shore excursions for a small additional fee.

ON-BOARD THE JAHAN
Exploring The Jahan, come across some of her world-class facilities. Stay fit onboard at the gym, then relax in the steam room/sauna, or practise Tai Chi which is offered each morning on deck. Laze by the pool, ideal for cooling off after sightseeing, or perhaps indulge in the luxurious spa. Relax in the Wifi-enabled

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THE JAYAVARMAN

Travel Indochina has a proud preferred partnership with Heritage Lines. Sister ship to The Jahan, The Jayavarman is a boutique cruise vessel with 27 staterooms that has been operating since 2009. One of the first of the new breed of river cruises, it offers passengers a luxurious experience. With four decks, and modern amenities such as an on-board spa, restaurant, bar and sun deck, cruising on The Jayavarman is a deluxe experience. Cabins are also spacious and bright, with attached bathrooms and floor to ceiling sliding doors that open onto a full-size balcony.
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Inspired by the golden-age cruise liner ‘Normandie’, the design of The Jayavarman evokes the French-colonial era, combined with subtle Khmer touches and enchanting Indochine architecture throughout.

French-colonial and traditional Khmer design flourishes. Every cabin features a king-size or twin beds and there’s a minibar, in-suite temperature controls, and phone. En-suite bathrooms feature stylish vanity and glass shower.

UPGRADE YOUR CABIN
Slightly larger than the Superior Staterooms, the Deluxe Staterooms are located on the upper deck for optimal viewing from your private balcony, and feature either king-size or twin beds. For even more indulgence, choose one of the Signature Staterooms. The Bao Dai Signature Stateroom and the Jayavarman Signature Stateroom are both 26m 2 and located on the upper deck and come with king-size bed, and en-suite with stylish vanity, glass shower and Jacuzzi. The Bao Dai Signature Stateroom fuses traditional Vietnamese with French-colonial interior design while the Jayavarman Signature Stateroom features Khmer-style design.

YOUR PRIVATE BALCONY
Watch the delightful riverside scenes of the Mekong floating slowly by on your private balcony for a truly relaxing holiday. Every cabin on the Jayavarman features floor to ceiling sliding doors that open on to a full-size balcony, where you can relax in privacy as you cruise down the majestic Mekong River.

CABINS
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ON-BOARD THE JAYAVARMAN
The spacious Jayavarman offers a selection of world-class facilities providing luxurious spaces in which to spend your time on board. For incredible views of the surrounding beauty, head to the observatory deck with binoculars and unobstructed views from the top of the ship. Dine in style in the richly decorated restaurant, with stylish fittings and classical Khmer dance performances in the evening, or relax in the Club 1930 Funnel Lounge and Bar, serving cocktails and soothing tunes, surrounded by timeless decor. For pure indulgence head to the Apsara Beauty and Wellness spa, or try a massage under the stars. Soaking up the warmth of Asia and your stunning surrounds from the sundeck is truly relaxing, or try the Tai Chi on the deck every morning, the possibilities are endless.

ON SHORE
An innovative touring program ensures that you will make the most of every port of call. The highlights are all covered including an early morning sampan ride among the famous Cai Be floating markets in the Mekong Delta, and a tour of all the major sites in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh. You will also uncover some of the lesser-known, but no less remarkable, sights along the way, such as pre-Angkorian temples near Kampong Cham. With experienced English-speaking guides on hand to show you the way, you are in good hands.

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THE JAHAN START SAIGON (SAT) FINISH SIEM REAP (SAT) 2012 Twin Single 07 Jul; 04, 18 Aug; 15, 29 Sep $2,271 $3,318 27 Oct; 10, 24 Nov; 08 Dec $3,312 $4,886 22 Dec $3,496 $5,069 2013 Twin Single 05 Jan; 02, 16 Feb; 16 Mar $3,311 $4,834 29 Jun; 13, 27 Jul; 10, 24 Aug; $2,408 $3,517 07, 21 Sep; 05 Oct 02, 16, 30 Nov; 14 Dec $3,511 $5,179 2014 Twin Single 25 Jan; 08, 22 Feb; 08 Mar $3,792 $5,593 START SIEM REAP (SAT) FINISH SAIGON (SAT) 2012 Twin Single 14 Jul $2,027 $2,951 28 Jul; 11 Aug; 08, 22 Sep $2,271 $3,318 06 Oct $2,547 $3,759 03, 17 Nov; 01, 15 Dec $3,312 $4,886 29 Dec $3,496 $5,069 2013 Twin Single 26 Jan; 09 Feb; 09, 23 Mar $3,343 $4,834 20 Apr $2,674 $3,960 06, 20 Jul; 03, 31 Aug; 14, 28 Sep $2,415 $3,530 12 Oct $2,726 $4,022 26 Oct; 09, 23 Nov; 07 Dec $3,512 $5,179 21 Dec $3,696 $5,363 2014 Twin Single 18 Jan; 01, 15 Feb; 01, 29 Mar $5,593 $3,793 Note: All prices are per person and based on Superior Staterooms. CABIN UPGRADES ADD $ Twin (pp) Cabin Dates Superior to Deluxe 01 Jun – 05 Oct 12 $362 Superior to Signature 01 Jun – 05 Oct 12 $668 Superior to Suite 01 Jun – 05 Oct 12 $790 THE JAYAVARMAN START SAIGON (SAT) FINISH SIEM REAP (SAT) 2012 Twin Single 16, 30 Jun; 14, 28 Jul; 11, 25 Aug; 08, 22 Sep $2,180 $3,153 06 Oct $2,461 $3,551 20 Oct; 03, 17 Nov; 1, 15 Dec $3,171 $4,604 29 Dec $3,355 $4,788 2013 Twin Single 12, 26 Jan; 9, 23 Feb; 9, 23 Mar $3,174 $4,647 06 Apr $2,607 $3,773 08, 22 Jun; 06, 20 Jul; 03, 17, 31 Aug; $2,289 $3,311 14, 28 Sep 12 Oct $2,584 $3,729 26 Oct; 9, 23 Nov; 7 Dec $3,330 $4,834 21 Dec $3,514 $5,018 2014 Twin Single 04 Jan; 01, 15 Feb; 15, 29 Mar $3,596 $5,221 12 Apr $2,816 $4,075 START SIEM REAP (SAT) FINISH SAIGON (SAT) 2012 Twin Single 07, 21 Jul $2,180 $3,153 04 Aug $1,935 $2,786 18 Aug; 01, 15 Sep $2,180 $3,153 13 Oct $2,461 $3,551 27 Oct; 10, 24 Nov; 08 Dec $3,171 $4,604 22 Dec $3,355 $4,788 2013 Twin Single 05, 19 Jan; 02, 16 Feb; 02, 16, 30 Mar $3,174 $4,603 13 Apr $2,583 $3,738 15, 29 Jun; 13, 27 Jul; 10, 24 Aug; $2,289 $3,311 07, 21 Sep; 05 Oct 19 Oct $2,584 $3,729 2, 16, 30 Nov; 14 Dec $3,330 $4,834 28 Dec $3,514 $5,018 2014 Twin Single 11, 25 Jan; 08, 22 Feb; 08, 22 Mar $3,596 $5,221 Note: All prices are per person and based on Superior Staterooms. CABIN UPGRADES ADD $ Twin (pp) Cabin Dates Superior to Deluxe 17 Jun – 05 Oct 12 $293 Superior to Signature 17 Jun – 05 Oct 12 $477 See pages 42 & 43 for deck plans.

SIEM REAP / TEMPLES OF ANGKOR / TONLE SAP LAKE / KAMPONG CHAM / PHNOM PENH / CHAU DOC / CAI BE / SAIGON OR IN REVERSE FROM SAIGON TO SIEM REAP CRUISING ON THE JAHAN OR THE JAYAVARMAN Experience the tributaries and canals, floating markets and island villages of the Mekong River, the lifeblood of Indochina. Cruising between Saigon and Siem Reap on The Jahan or The Jayavarman, enjoy sampan rides in the Mekong Delta, discover the cultural and historical sights of Phnom Penh, discover traditional Khmer villages and pre-Angkorian temples.
Day 1 – Board your river cruise and then experience the floating villages and abundant bird life of Tonle Sap Lake. Day 2 – Cruising towards Kampong Chhnang, take a walk through one of the last silversmith villages. Day 3 – Set off for the pre-Angkorian temple of Wat Hanchey with some of the best views in Cambodia. Depending on the season, there may be a chance to take a Zodiac boat ride to a beach for swimming. Day 4 – Stop at a seldom-visited silk weaving village, then revel in traditional village life, with the opportunity to join in some daily activities, before cruising to Kampong Cham. Day 5 – Cruise to Phnom Penh with a wealth of sights to explore. Tonight enjoy a traditional Khmer dance performance on-board and an al fresco barbecue dinner. Day 6 – Cruise into Vietnam to Chau Doc, rich in French-colonial architecture and a bustling market flooded with tropical fruits. Observe beautiful textiles being woven on old wooden looms. Day 7 – Embark on a sampan tour of the colourful Cai Be floating markets. Visit some local orchards and traditional country homes before cruising to Sa Dec to witness rattan making. Day 8 – Disembark in My Tho, and then travel to Saigon for your departure transfer to the airport.

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• 7 nights accommodation on board The Jahan or The Jayavarman in a private cabin • breakfast, lunch and dinner daily • all excursions including entrance fees • local English-speaking guides • return transfers • tips and porterage
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Kampong Cham

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Saigon My Tho

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Gulf of Thailand

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Departing on 23 August 2012, 15 August 2013 and 26 December 2013 we will be hosting an exclusive 12-day cruise and tour package featuring an 8-day cruise on the Jahan, solely for Travel Indochina customers.
THE EXCLUSIVE 12-DAY CRUISE INCLUDES: 8-day cruise on the Mekong’s most luxurious ship, The Jahan Private balcony in every cabin 4 nights deluxe hotel accommodation in Saigon and Siem Reap All touring and entrance fees included with English-speaking guide Highly acclaimed Travel Indochina Western tour leader to assist you throughout Welcome cocktails and canapés on fi rst evening to meet your fellow travellers Special in-room gift Breakfast and dinner daily, plus all lunches on board No more to pay – includes transfers, tips, porterage and taxes

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SAIGON TO ANGKOR 12 DAYS/11 NIGHTS

WALKING THROUGH A LOCAL VILL AGE

SAIGON / MEKONG RIVER CRUISE / TEMPLES OF ANGKOR / SIEM REAP OR IN REVERSE FROM SIEM REAP TO SAIGON CRUISING ON THE JAHAN OR THE JAYAVARMAN Combine an eight-day luxury river cruise on The Jahan or The Jayavarman with a few days getting to know the bustling streets of exciting Saigon, visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels and see the spectacular sight of the sun rising over Angkor Wat. Your expert local guide ensures each experience is entertaining and informative. From beginning to end, expect deluxe accommodation, delicious cuisine, personal service, and the kinds of special touches Travel Indochina is known for.

Day 1 – Arrive in Saigon and transfer to the Caravelle Hotel. Get to know your group over a welcome drink before dinner at one of our handpicked restaurants. Day 2 – Experience the very best of Saigon on a half-day city tour, including the history of Dong Khoi Street, the Reunification Palace, War Remnants Museum and Chinatown. Later, discover the Cu Chi Tunnels on the city’s outskirts. Day 3 – Transfer to My Tho and board your river cruiser. Enjoy a welcome drink then settle into your cabin as you begin your cruise deep into the Mekong Delta. Day 4 – Embark on a sampan tour of the colourful Cai Be floating markets. Visit some local orchards and traditional country homes before cruising to Sa Dec to witness rattan making. Day 5 – Cruise to Chau Doc, rich in French-colonial architecture, with a bustling market flooded with tropical fruits. Observe beautiful textiles being woven on old wooden looms before continuing on towards the Cambodian border. Day 6 – Cruise upriver to Phnom Penh, a fascinating city with a wealth of sights to explore. Tonight enjoy a traditional Khmer dance performance on board and an al fresco barbecue dinner.

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Day 7 – Depart before dawn for vibrant Kampong Cham, stopping en route at a seldom-visited silk weaving village, before the chance to revel in traditional village life and join in some daily activities. Day 8 – Set off for the pre-Angkorian temple of Wat Hanchey, with some of the best views in Cambodia. Depending on the season, there may be a chance to take a Zodiac boat ride to a beach for some Mekong River swimming. Day 9 – Embark for Kampong Chhnang on the Tonle Sap River, and then take a walk through one of the last silversmith villages. Day 10 – Experience the floating villages of Tonle Sap Lake, before travelling to Siem Reap. Transfer to Raffles Grand Hotel D’Angkor and witness beautiful Angkor Wat as the sun sets. Day 11 – Spend an incredible day touring the ancient and mysterious temples of Angkor, starting with the most famous, Angkor Wat. Also visit the Bayon, and atmospheric tree-covered Ta Prohm and Preah Kahn before heading out for a farewell meal. Day 12 – Enjoy free time before your transfer to the airport.

South China Sea

THAILAND

Siem Reap & Angkor Wat Tonle Sap Lake Kampong Chhnang Phnom Penh

CAMBODIA
Kampong Cham Cu Chi

VIETNAM

Gulf of Thailand

Chau Doc Cai Be

Saigon My Tho

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INCLUDES:
• 7 nights accommodation on board The Jahan or The Jayavarman in a private cabin • 4 nights deluxe hotel accommodation • breakfast and dinner daily • all lunches whilst on board • all excursions including entrance fees • local English-speaking guides • return transfers • tips and porterage

THE JAHAN START SAIGON (THU) FINISH SIEM REAP (MON) 2012 Twin Single $3,555 $5,336 05, 19 Jul*; 02, 16 Aug; 13, 27 Sep 25 Oct; 08, 22 Nov; 06 Dec $4,731 $7,129 20 Dec $5,306 $7,704 2013 Twin Single 03, 31 Jan; 14 Feb; 14 Mar $4,884 $7,379 27 Jun; 11, 25 Jul; 08, 22 Aug; 19 Sep; $3,875 $5,816 03 Oct 31 Oct; 14, 28 Nov; 12 $5,157 $7,771 $5,350 $7,964 26 Dec* 2014 Twin Single 23 Jan; 06, 20 Feb; 06 Mar $5,673 $8,548 START SIEM REAP (SAT) FINISH SAIGON (SAT) 2012 Twin Single 12 Jul $3,298 $4,950 $3,555 $5,336 26 Jul; 09, 23 Aug*; 06, 20 Sep 04 Oct $3,915 $5,889 01, 15, 29 Nov $4,731 $7,129 13, 27 Dec $5,306 $7,704 2013 Twin Single 24 Jan; 07 Feb; 07, 21 Mar $4,839 $7,311 18 Apr $4,055 $6,058 $3,840 $5,763 04, 18 Jul; 01, 15*, 29 Aug; 12, 26 Sep 10 Oct $4,269 $6,419 24 Oct; 07, 21 Nov; 05 Dec $5,111 $7,700 19 Dec $5,304 $7,892 2014 Twin Single 16, 30 Jan; 13, 27 Feb; 27 Mar $5,622 $8,470 CABIN UPGRADES ADD $ Twin (pp) Cabin Dates Superior to Deluxe 01 Jun – 03 Oct 12 $386 Superior to Signature 01 Jun – 03 Oct 12 $701 Superior to Suite 01 Jun – 03 Oct 12 $829 THE JAYAVARMAN START SAIGON (SAT) FINISH SIEM REAP (SAT) 2012 Twin Single 14 Jun $3,201 $4,796 28 Jun; 12, 26 Jul; 09,23 Aug; 06, 20 Sep $3,459 $5,181 04 Oct $3,799 $5,715 18 Oct; 01, 15, 29 Nov; 13 Dec $4,545 $6,834 27 Dec $5,120 $7,408 2013 Twin Single 10, 24 Jan; 07, 21 Feb; 07, 21 Mar $4,730 $7,140 04 Apr $3,969 $5,929 06, 20 Jun; 04, 18 Jul; 01, 15, 29 Aug; $3,735 $5,596 12, 26 Sep 10 Oct $4,103 $6,172 24 Oct; 07, 21 Nov; 05 Dec $4,909 $7,380 19 Dec $5,101 $7,573 2014 Twin Single 02, 30 Jan; 13 Feb; 13, 27 Mar $5,399 $8,118 START SIEM REAP (THU) FINISH SAIGON (MON) 2012 Twin Single 05, 19 Jul $3,459 $5,181 02 Aug $3,201 $4,796 16, 30 Aug; 13 Sep $3,459 $5,181 11 Oct $3,799 $5,715 25 Oct; 08, 22 Nov; 06 Dec $4,545 $6,834 20 Dec $5,120 $7,408 2013 Twin Single 03, 17, 31 Jan; 14, 28 Feb; 14, 28 Mar $4,730 $7,075 11 Apr $3,933 $5,874 13, 27 Jun; 11, 25 Jul; 08, 22 Aug; $3,702 $5,544 05, 19 Sep; 03 Oct 17 Oct $4,065 $6,115 31 Oct; 14, 28 Nov; 12 Dec $4,909 $7,380 26 Dec $5,102 $7,573 2014 Twin Single 09, 23 Jan; 06, 20 Feb; 06, 20 Mar $5,400 $8,118 Note: All prices are per person and based on Superior Staterooms. CABIN UPGRADES ADD $ Twin (pp) Cabin Dates Superior to Deluxe 15 Jun – 03 Oct 12 $321 Superior to Signature 15 Jun – 03 Oct 12 $495 See pages 42 & 43 for deck plans. *These departures are exclusive Travel Indochina Cruises with additional special offers. See page 17 for details.

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TEMPLES OF ANGKOR, CAMBODIA

HANOI / HALONG BAY OVERNIGHT CRUISE / HUE / HAI VAN PASS / HOI AN / SAIGON / MEKONG RIVER CRUISE / TEMPLES OF ANGKOR / SIEM REAP OR IN REVERSE FROM SIEM REAP TO HANOI CRUISING ON THE JAHAN OR THE JAYAVARMAN Experience the diversity of Vietnam from top to bottom before your luxurious river cruise through to Cambodia and majestic temples of Angkor. Start in ancient Hanoi then cruise the turquoise waters of Halong Bay before visiting historic Hue and charming Hoi An in Central Vietnam. Discover Saigon’s colourful past and visit the fascinating Cu Chi tunnels before boarding your river cruiser. After eight glorious days cruising the Mekong and visiting local markets and villages, end your journey at the breathtaking temples of Angkor.

Day 1 – Arrive in Hanoi and transfer to the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hotel for a welcome drink with your group. Day 2 – Immerse yourself in the ancient laneways of Hanoi’s Old Quarter and discover the serene Temple of Literature and infamous Hanoi Hilton, and then learn about ‘Uncle Ho’ at his former home and mausoleum. Day 3 – Drive to Halong Bay, and board your luxury converted junk. Enjoy a delicious seafood lunch as you cruise among the soaring limestone islands. There may be a chance to swim or visit a local cave, before settling down in your private cabin. Day 4 – Experience the mystical beauty of Halong Bay before returning to Hanoi by road for your flight to Hue, where you will transfer to your deluxe hotel, the Ana Mandara Hue. Day 5 – Explore historic Hue, once Vietnam’s imperial capital. Cruise along the Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda, visit the Citadel and ornate tombs of former emperors, and discover a local market. Tonight, sit down to an imperial feast. Day 6 – Travel through stunning rural and coastal scenery to Hoi An, where you check-in to the luxurious Life Heritage Resort and enjoy a delicious

lunch of local specialties. Hoi An is easily explored on a short walking tour. Day 7 – A free day gives you the chance to cycle the small villages and river islands surrounding Hoi An or enjoy a cooking demonstration and dinner at the Red Bridge restaurant. Day 8 – Spend the morning relaxing then transfer to Danang airport for your flight south. On arrival in Saigon, transfer to the Caravelle Hotel. Day 9 – Experience the very best of Saigon on a half-day city tour, including the history of Dong Khoi Street, the Reunification Palace, War Remnants Museum and Chinatown. Later, discover the Cu Chi Tunnels on the city’s outskirts. Day 10 – Transfer to My Tho and board your river cruiser. Enjoy a welcome drink then settle into your cabin as you begin your cruise deep into the Mekong Delta. Day 11 – Embark on a sampan tour of the colourful Cai Be floating markets. Visit some local orchards and traditional country homes before cruising to Sa Dec to witness rattan making. Day 12 – Cruise to Chau Doc, rich in French-colonial architecture, with a market flooded with tropical fruits. Observe beautiful textiles being woven on old wooden looms before continuing on towards the Cambodian border.

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Day 13 – Cruise upriver to Phnom Penh, a fascinating city with a wealth of sights to explore. Tonight, enjoy a traditional Khmer dance performance on board and an al fresco barbecue dinner. Day 14 – Depart before dawn for vibrant Kampong Cham, stopping en route at a seldom-visited silk weaving village, before the chance to revel in traditional village life and join in some daily activities. Day 15 – Set off for the pre-Angkorian temple of Wat Hanchey, with some of the best views in Cambodia. Day 16 – Embark for Kampong Chhnang on the Tonle Sap River, and then take a walk through one of the last silversmith villages. Day 17 – Experience the floating villages of Tonle Sap Lake, before travelling to Siem Reap. Transfer to Raffles Grand Hotel D’Angkor and witness beautiful Angkor Wat as the sun sets. Day 18 – Spend an incredible day touring the ancient and mysterious temples of Angkor, starting with the most famous, Angkor Wat. Also visit the Bayon, and atmospheric tree-covered Ta Prohm and Preah Kahn before heading out for a farewell meal. Day 19 – Enjoy free time before your transfer to the airport.

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South China Sea

THAILAND

Hue Danang Hoi An

Siem Reap & Angkor Wat Tonle Sap Lake Kampong Chhnang Phnom Penh

CAMBODIA
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VIETNAM

Gulf of Thailand

Chau Doc Cai Be

Saigon My Tho

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INCLUDES:
• 7 nights accommodation on board The Jahan or The Jayavarman in a private cabin • 11 nights deluxe hotel accommodation • breakfast and dinner daily • all lunches whilst on board • all excursions including entrance fees • local English-speaking guides • return transfers • tips and porterage

THE JAHAN START HANOI (THU) FINISH SIEM REAP (MON) 2012 Twin Single 28 Jun; 26 Jul; 09 Aug; 06, 20 Sep $4,995 $7,348 18 Oct; 01, 15, 29 Nov; 13 Dec $6,184 $9,154 27 Dec $6,808 $10,011 2013 Twin Single 24 Jan; 07 Feb; 07 Mar $6,808 $10,011 20 Jun; 04, 18 Jul; 01, 15, 29 Aug; 12, 26 Sep $5,644 $8,303 24 Oct; 07, 21 Nov $7,050 $10,436 05 Dec $7,063 $10,462 2014 Twin Single 16, 30 Jan; 13, 27 Feb $8,108 $12,001 27 Mar $6,848 $10,052 START SIEM REAP (THU) FINISH HANOI (MON) 2012 Twin Single 12 Jul $4,738 $6,962 26 Jul; 09 Aug; 06, 20 Sep $4,995 $7,348 04 Oct $5,406 $7,978 01, 15, 29 Nov $6,184 $9,154 13, 27 Dec $6,785 $9,780 2013 Twin Single 24 Jan; 07 Feb; 07, 21 Mar $6,749 $9,922 18 Apr $5,901 $8,663 04, 18 Jul; 01, 29 Aug; 12, 26 Sep $5,644 $8,303 10 Oct $9,095 $6,163 24 Oct; 07, 21 Nov; $6,988 $10,345 05 Dec $7,239 $10,774 19 Dec $7,457 $11,019 2014 Twin Single 16, 30 Jan; 13, 27 Feb; 27 Mar $8,036 $11,897 Note: All prices are per person and based on Superior Staterooms. CABIN UPGRADES ADD $ Twin (pp) Cabin Dates Superior to Deluxe 01 Jun – 26 Sep 12 $386 Superior to Signature 01 Jun – 26 Sep 12 $701 Superior to Suite 01 Jun – 26 Sep 12 $829 THE JAYAVARMAN START HANOI (SAT) FINISH SIEM REAP (SAT) 2012 Twin Single 07 Jun $4,641 $6,808 21 Jun; 05, 19 Jul; 02, 16, 30 Aug; 13 Sep $4,899 $7,194 27 Sep $5,291 $7,804 11, 25 Oct; 08, 22 Nov; 06 Dec $6,036 $8,923 20 Dec $6,637 $9,549 2013 Twin Single 03, 17, 31 Jan; 14, 28 Feb; 14 Mar $6,589 $9,770 28 Mar $5,825 $8,546 30 May; 13, 27 Jun; 11, 25 Jul; $5,633 $8,273 08, 22 Aug; 05, 19 Sep 03 Oct $5,979 $8,819 17, 31 Oct; 14, 28 Nov $6,821 $10,083 12 Dec $7,014 $10,276 26 Dec $7,914 $11,698 2014 Twin Single 23 Jan; 06 Feb; 06, 20 Mar $7,844 $11,595 START SIEM REAP (THU) FINISH HANOI (MON) 2012 Twin Single 05, 19 Jul $4,899 $7,194 02 Aug $4,641 $6,808 16, 30 Aug; 13 Sep $4,899 $7,194 11 Oct $5,291 $7,804 25 Oct; 08, 22 Nov; 06 Dec $6,036 $8,923 20 Dec $6,637 $9,549 2013 Twin Single 03, 17, 31 Jan; 14, 28 Feb; 14, 28 Mar $6,589 $9,770 11 Apr $5,773 $8,470 13, 27 Jun; 11, 25 Jul; 08, 22 Aug; $5,486 $8,058 05, 19 Sep; 03 Oct 17 Oct $5,979 $8,820 31 Oct; 14, 28 Nov $6,761 $9,994 12 Dec $7028 $10,402 26 Dec $7,247 $10,646 2014 Twin Single 09, 23 Jan; 06, 20 Feb; 06, 20 Mar $7,775 $11,493 Note: All prices are per person and based on Superior Staterooms. CABIN UPGRADES ADD $ Twin (pp) Cabin Dates Superior to Deluxe 08 Jun – 26 Sep 12 $321 Superior to Signature 08 Jun – 26 Sep 12 $495 See pages 42 & 43 for deck plans.

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LUANG SAY & VAT PHOU

LUANG SAY CRUISE & LODGE

Experience a relaxing trip to one of the most beautiful regions of Laos. Cruise the mighty Mekong in style, on board a purpose-built cruise boat complete with lounge chairs, bar and plenty of space to absorb the spectacular scenery of the Golden Triangle.

ACCOMMODATION
While the Luang Say Cruise does not have cabins on board, all tours stay overnight at the charming Luang Say Lodge, which sits majestically above the Mekong River, blending artfully into the natural environment through careful landscaping, raised platforms and indigenous styling. It features 17 large open-air pavilions, each elegantly furnished in dark-toned wood and white fabrics, and offering stunning views of the Mekong. A central riverbank restaurant is reached by wooden walkways.

QUALITY SERVICE
Each cruise departure has an Englishspeaking guide to answer your questions and point out sights along the way. The Luang Say Lodge treats guests to a cultural performance during peak seasons.

ON-BOARD THE LUANG SAY
The 34 metre Luang Say cruise features comfortable seats and benches with open-air vistas. There are two bathrooms on-board and a bar for a relaxing drink. Lunch is served on the deck, surrounded by the magical sights of the Mekong.

VAT PHOU

Experience the waterways of rural Southern Laos cruising on this converted rice barge. Cabins on the Vat Phou boat are compact but smart and include private air-conditioner, fan, shower and toilet. This cruise is a wonderful way of taking in the highlight sights of the south of Laos.

DESIGN
Originally a teak wood ferry, the Vat Phou was lovingly converted in 1993 into a luxurious floating hotel. The design retains an oriental character that enables you to relax in comfort while you enjoy the everchanging river scenery pass smoothly by.

QUALITY SERVICE
The Vat Pho boasts 15 staff members and a maximum of 24 guests. This includes an on-board English-speaking guide who can help answer any questions and point out interesting sights along the way.

CABINS
The Vat Phou has 12 elegant, airconditioned cabins, each with a view over the river. Every cabin has an ensuite bathroom and is fitted with twin beds, a dressing table and a wardrobe so you can easily unpack and relax.

ON-BOARD THE VAT PHOU
Relax with a cool drink at the bar or on the open-air shaded decks, where breakfast and lunch are usually served. The upper deck has sofas, coffee tables and loungers, and is perfect for reading a book or an afternoon nap.

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CHIANG RAI / KAMU VILLAGE / PAK OU CAVES / LUANG PRABANG OR IN REVERSE FROM LUANG PRABANG TO CHIANG RAI CRUISING ON THE LUANG SAY This leisurely trip from Chiang Rai to Luang Prabang is the ideal way to see Laos from both the river and on land. Cruise through sleepy villages, and then spend the night in a jungle lodge, nestled on the banks of the Mekong. In Luang Prabang, discover a plethora of delights in this World Heritage listed town and its surrounds.
Day 1 – On arrival in Chiang Rai, transfer to the Legend Boutique River Resort and spend the rest of the day at leisure exploring this charming and historic town. Day 2 – Board the Luang Say cruise for your trip down the Mekong River, observing the rural life of the river tribes along the banks. Stop at a Kamu village in Pakbeng before a delicious buffet lunch on board. Arrive at charming Luang Say Lodge in Pakbeng for dinner overlooking the Mekong River and your comfortable overnight accommodation. Day 3 – Continue down the Mekong, stopping at Ban Baw, a traditional hilltribe village, to watch Lao whiskey being made. Arrive at Pak Ou Village at the mouth of the Nam Ou River. Here, visit the cave with hundreds of Buddha effigies placed within, and then cruise past dramatic jungle scenery and towering cliffs into Luang Prabang for sunset. Day 4 – Luang Prabang is one of the most beautiful and engaging towns in Asia. Here, visit the local market before exploring the National Museum to discover the history of Laos. Continue on foot to some of the tranquil wats nearby. At the Traditional Arts & Ethnology Centre, explore the rich diversity of Laos' ethnic minorities. Climb the 328 stairs of Mount Phou Si for panoramic views. Day 5 – Travel by tuk-tuk to Tamarind restaurant. Unleash your inner chef and explore the unique cuisine of Laos. Visit a local market to shop for ingredients typically used in Lao cooking then spend the rest of the morning preparing sumptuous Lao fare and dining on your own creations. Swim and relax amidst stunning verdant jungle at Kuang Si Falls, then meet some Asiatic Black Bears at a nearby sanctuary. Day 6 – A free day in Luang Prabang gives you the chance to explore this marvellous town at your own pace. Day 7 – Enjoy more free time before your departure transfer to the airport.

THE LUANG SAY CHIANG RAI TO LUANG PRABANG 7 DAYS/6 NIGHTS 2012 Departs Twin Single 01 – 30 Apr Sun, Wed, Thur, Sat $1,762 $2,688 01 – 31 May; Sun, Thur $1,518 $2,225 01 Jul – 30 Sep 01 Oct – 31 Dec Sun, Wed, Thur, Sat $1,762 $2,688 2013 Departs Twin Single 01 Jan – 30 Apr Sun, Wed, Thur, Sat $1,762 $2,688 01 – 31 May; Sun, Thur $1,518 $2,225 01 Jul – 30 Sep 01 – 31 Oct Sun, Wed, Thur, Sat $1,762 $2,688 01 Nov – 31 Dec Sun, Wed, Thur, Sat $1,890 $2,893 2014 Departs Twin Single 01 Jan – 30 Apr Sun, Wed, Thu, Sat $1,890 $2,893 Note: All prices are per person. LUANG PRABANG TO CHIANG RAI 7 DAYS/6 NIGHTS 2012 Departs Twin Single 01 Apr – 30 Apr Fri, Sat, Tue $1,762 $2,688 01 – 31 May; Sat, Tue $1,518 $2,225 01 Jul – 30 Sep 01 Oct – 31 Dec Fri, Sat, Tue $1,762 $,2,688 2013 Departs Twin Single 01 Jan – 30 Apr Fri, Sat, Tue $1,762 $2,688 01 – 31 May; Sat, Tue $1,518 $2,225 01 Jul – 30 Sep 01 – 31 Oct Fri, Sat, Tue $1,762 $2,688 01 Nov – 31 Dec Fri, Sat, Tue $1,890 $2,893 2014 Departs Twin Single 01 Jan – 30 Apr Fri, Sat, Tue $1,890 $2,893 Note: All prices are per person.

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LUANG SAY & THE VAT PHOU CHIANG RAI TO PAKSE 11 DAYS/10 NIGHTS DEPARTS WEDNESDAYS 2012 Twin 01 Oct – 31 Oct $3,123 01 Nov – 31 Dec $3,123 2013 Twin 01 Jan – 30 Apr $3,147 01 Oct – 31 Oct $3,147 01 Nov – 31 Dec $3,356 2014 Twin 01 Jan – 30 Apr $3,356 Note: All prices are per person. See pages 44 for deck plans.

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CHIANG RAI / KAMU VILLAGE / PAK OU CAVES / LUANG PRABANG / VIENTIANE / BOLAVEN PLATEAU / VAT PHOU / 4,000 ISLANDS /PAKSE CRUISING ON THE LUANG SAY AND THE VAT PHOU Cruising on both the Luang Say and Vat Phou Mekong river cruises, see more of Laos on this in-depth journey which includes World Heritage listed Luang Prabang, the laid-back capital of Vientiane and the little-visited south of Laos.
Day 1 – On arrival in Chiang Rai, transfer to the Legend Boutique River Resort. Day 2 – Board the Luang Say cruise for your trip down the Mekong River. Stop at a Kamu village before a delicious buffet lunch on board. Arrive at the charming Luang Say Lodge in Pakbeng for dinner overlooking the Mekong River and your comfortable overnight accommodation. Day 3 – Continue down the Mekong, stopping at Ban Baw to watch traditional rice alcohol being made. Visit Pak Ou Caves where thousands of Buddha images are found, and then cruise into Luang Prabang for sunset. Day 4 – Visit the local market before exploring the National Museum. Wander exquisite temples then visit the Traditional Arts & Ethnology Centre. Ascend the steps of Phou Si for panoramic views. Day 5 – Travel by tuk-tuk to Tamarind restaurant for a local market visit and cooking demonstration, then savour your tasty creations. Swim and relax amidst stunning verdant jungle at Kuang Si Falls, then meet some Asiatic Black Bears at a nearby sanctuary. Day 6 – A free day in Luang Prabang gives you the chance to explore this marvellous town at your own pace. Day 7 – Fly to Vientiane for a tour of the main sites. Visit Vientiane's oldest original temple, built in 1818 then explore the golden-spired Phra That Luang. Continue on to the COPE Visitor's Centre, an organisation providing prosthetic limbs to victims of UXOs and vehicle accidents. As the sun begins to sink, ascend the stairs of the Patuxai Monument for panoramic city views. Day 8 – Fly to Pakse and explore the Bolaven Plateau, visiting a local coffee plantation and stopping at Tad Fane and Tad Yang falls. Day 9 – Transfer by longtail boat to Champasak to begin your Vat Phou Cruise. Settle in to your cabin before lunch on-board, then take local transportation to visit the majestic pre-Angkorian Vat Phou ruins. Enjoy the tropical sunset back on-board before dinner. Day 10 – The first stop is at a rural village and mysterious hidden forest temple. Cruise southwards passing the '4,000 Islands.' Disembark at Ban Deua Tia to observe a traditional way of life, before dinner back on board. Day 11 – Transfer to a smaller boat and visit Khone Island. Travel to the mainland for lunch in a local fishing village. See Pha Pheng waterfall before arriving in Pakse for your departure transfer.

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Pakbeng Chiang Rai

Pak Ou Luang Prabang

Vientiane
South China Sea

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Pakse Bolaven Plateau 4000 islands Pha Pheng Waterfalls

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Gulf of Thailand

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• 7 nights hotel accommodation • 1 night in a rainforest lodge/ pavilion/ villa • 2 nights accommodation on Vat Phou cruise • breakfast daily, 6 lunches and 3 dinner • 2 internal flights within Asia • mix of private and join-in touring • local English-speaking guides • return transfers

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SAIGON / MEKONG RIVER CRUISE / TEMPLES OF ANGKOR / SIEM REAP / PAKSE / VAT PHOU CRUISE / PAKSE CRUISING ON THE VAT PHOU AND THE JAHAN OR THE JAYAVARMAN Discover these three unique countries travelling along the Mekong River, the lifeblood of Indochina. Starting on the luxurious Jahan or Jayavarman cruise from Vietnam into Cambodia, before unveiling the magical temples of Angkor. Fly to Laos and cruise the waters of the little-visited south on the charming Vat Phou.
Day 1 – Arrive in Saigon and transfer to your hotel, The Caravelle. Day 2 – Transfer to My Tho and board The Jahan or the Jayavarman. Enjoy a welcome drink then settle into your cabin as you cruise deep into the Mekong Delta. Day 3 – Embark on a sampan tour of the colourful Cai Be floating markets. Visit some local orchards and traditional country homes before cruising to Sa Dec to witness rattan making. Day 4 – Cruise to Chau Doc, rich in French-colonial architecture, with a bustling market flooded with tropical fruits. Observe beautiful textiles being woven on old wooden looms before continuing on towards the Cambodian border. Day 5 – Cruise upriver to Phnom Penh, a fascinating city with a wealth of sights to explore. Tonight enjoy a traditional Khmer dance performance on board and an al fresco barbecue dinner. Day 6 – Depart before dawn for vibrant Kampong Cham, stopping en route at a seldom-visited silk weaving village, before the chance to revel in traditional village life and join in some daily activities. Day 7 – Set off for the pre-Angkorian temple of Wat Hanchey, with some of the best views in Cambodia. Day 8 – Embark for Kampong Chhnang on the Tonle Sap River, and then take a walk through one of the last silversmith villages. Day 9 – Experience the floating villages of Tonle Sap Lake, before travelling to Siem Reap. Transfer to Raffles Grand Hotel D’Angkor and witness beautiful Angkor Wat as the sun sets. Day 10 – Spend an incredible day touring the ancient and mysterious temples of Angkor, starting with the most famous, Angkor Wat. Also visit the Bayon, and atmospheric tree-covered Ta Prohm and Preah Kahn before heading out for a farewell meal. Day 11 – Fly to Pakse with free time to explore this former French-colonial capital of Southern Laos. Day 12 – Transfer by longtail boat to Champasak to begin your Vat Phou Cruise. Settle in to your cabin before lunch on-board, then visit the majestic pre-Angkorian Wat Phou ruins. Day 13 – The first stop is at a rural village and mysterious hidden forest temple. Cruise southwards passing the '4,000 Islands.' Disembark at Ban Deua Tia to observe a traditional way of life, before dinner back on board. Day 14 – Visit Khone Island then savour lunch in a local fishing village. See Pha Pheng waterfall before arriving in Pakse for your departure transfer.

THE JAHAN & VAT PHOU START SAIGON (FRI) FINISH PAKSE (THU) 2012 Twin Single 06, 20 Jul; 03, 17, 31 Aug; $4,346 $6,455 14, 28 Sep 27 Oct; 09, 23 Nov; 07, 21 Dec $5,722 $8,486 2013 Twin Single 04 Jan; 01, 15 Feb;15 Mar $5,568 $8,100 28 Jun; 12, 26 Jul; 09, 23 Aug; $4,398 $6,506 06, 20 Sep; 04 Oct 01, 15, 29 Nov; 13 Dec $5,786 $8,486 2014 Twin Single 24 Jan; 07, 21 Feb; 07 Mar $5,696 $8,486 Note: All prices are per person and based on Superior Staterooms. THE JAYAVARMAN & VAT PHOU START SAIGON (FRI) FINISH PAKSE (THU) 2012 Twin Single 13, 27 Jul; 10, 24 Aug; 07, 21 Sep; $4,243 $6,043 05 Oct 19 Oct $4,693 $6,815 03, 16, 30 Nov; 14, 28 Dec $5,310 $7,933 2013 Twin Single 11, 25 Jan; 08, 22 Feb; 08, 22 Mar $5,336 $7,908 21 Jun; 05,19 Jul; 02, 16, 30 Aug; $4,320 $6,378 13, 27 Sep 11 Oct $4,860 $7,265 25 Oct; 08, 22 Nov; 06, 20 Dec $5,529 $8,229 2014 Twin Single 03, 31 Jan; 14 Feb; 14, 28 Mar; 11 Apr $5,619 $8,345 Note: All prices are per person and based on Superior Staterooms. See pages 42 & 44 for deck plans.

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South China Sea

THAILAND
Pakse Pha Pheng Waterfalls

Siem Reap & Angkor Wat

Champasak 4000 islands

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Tonle Sap Lake Kampong Chhnang Phnom Penh Kampong Cham

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Saigon My Tho

Gulf of Thailand

Chau Doc Cai Be

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INCLUDES:
• 4 nights hotel accommodation • 7 nights on The Jahan or The Jayavarman • 2 nights accommodation on Vat Phou cruise • breakfast daily, 10 lunches and 12 dinners • internal flight within Asia • mix of private and join-in touring • local English-speaking guides • return transfers

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ALL ALONG THE MEKONG FROM CHIANG RAI TO SAIGON 22 DAYS/21 NIGHTS

MONKS COLLECTING ALMS, LUANG PR ABANG, L AOS

CHIANG RAI / LUANG SAY CRUISE / LUANG PRABANG / PAKSE / VAT PHOU CRUISE / TEMPLES OF ANGKOR / SIEM REAP / MEKONG RIVER CRUISE / SAIGON CRUISING ON THE LUANG SAY, THE VAT PHOU AND THE JAHAN OR THE JAYAVARMAN Reminiscent of a journey of old, follow the Mekong River at a leisurely pace as you cruise from Chiang Rai to Saigon through Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. A few short flights along the way ensure the whole journey is comfortably paced and every day is a new adventure.

Day 1 – On arrival in Chiang Rai, transfer to the Legend Boutique River Resort. Day 2 – Board the Luang Say cruise for your trip down the Mekong River. Stop at a Kamu village before a delicious buffet lunch on board. Arrive at charming Luang Say Lodge in Pakbeng for dinner overlooking the Mekong River and your comfortable overnight accommodation. Day 3 – Continue down the Mekong, stopping at Ban Baw to watch traditional rice alcohol being made. Visit Pak Ou Caves where thousands of Buddha images are found, and then cruise into Luang Prabang for sunset. Day 4 – Visit the local market before exploring the National Museum. Wander exquisite temples then visit the Traditional Arts & Ethnology Centre. Ascend the steps of Phou Si for panoramic views. Day 5 – Travel by tuk-tuk to Tamarind restaurant for a local market visit and cooking demonstration, then savour your tasty creations. Swim and relax amidst stunning verdant jungle at Kuang Si Falls, then meet some Asiatic Black Bears at a nearby sanctuary. Day 6 – A free day in Luang Prabang gives you the chance to explore this marvellous town at your own pace.

Day 7 – Fly to Pakse with free time to explore this former French-colonial capital of Southern Laos. Day 8 – Transfer by longtail boat to Champasak to begin your Vat Phou Cruise. Settle in to your cabin before lunch on-board, then take local transportation to visit the majestic pre-Angkorian Vat Phou ruins. Enjoy the tropical sunset back on-board before dinner. Day 9 – The first stop is at a rural village and mysterious hidden forest temple. Cruise southwards passing the '4,000 Islands.' Disembark at Ban Deua Tia to observe a traditional way of life, before dinner back on board. Day 10 – Transfer to a smaller boat and visit Khone Island. Travel to the mainland for lunch in a local fishing village. See Pha Pheng waterfall before arriving in Pakse. Day 11 – Fly to Siem Reap and spend the afternoon at leisure. Day 12 – Depart for the ruinous walled city of Angkor Thom, and explore the eerie Bayon, the Terrace of the Elephants and Terrace of the Leper King, with time for photos and discoveries on foot. Later, visit monumental Angkor Wat, and board a tethered balloon just before sunset for a unique view of the temples.

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THE JAHAN, LUANG SAY & THE VAT PHOU START CHIANG RAI (SAT) FINISH SAIGON (SAT) 2012 Twin Single 14, 28 Jul; 11, 25 Aug; 08, 22 Sep $5,976 $8,817 20 Oct; 03, 17 Nov; 01, 15 Dec $7,800 $11,388 2013 Twin Single 12, 26 Jan; 23 Feb; 09 Mar $7,519 $11,266 06 Apr $6,858 $10,041 06, 20 Jul; 17, 31 Aug; 14, 28 Sep $6,270 $9,233 12 Oct $7,041 $10,568 26 Oct; 09, 23 Nov; 07 Dec $7,996 $11,939 2014 Twin Single 04, 18 Jan; 01, 15 Feb; 15, 29 Mar $8,021 $12,062 Note: All prices are per person and based on Superior Staterooms. THE JAYAVARMAN, LUANG SAY & THE VAT PHOU START CHIANG RAI (SAT) FINISH SAIGON (SAT) 2012 Twin Single 07, 21 Jul; 04, 18 Aug; 01, 15, 29 Sep $5,792 $8,694 13 Oct $6,503 $9,956 27 Oct; 10, 24 Nov; 08, 22 Dec $7,470 $11,143 2013 Twin Single 05, 19 Jan; 02, 16 Feb; 02, 16, 30 Mar $7,384 $11,192 13, 27 Jul; 10, 24 Aug; 07, 21 Sep; $6,147 $9,343 05 Oct 19 Oct $6,882 $10,531 02, 16, 30 Nov; 14, 28 Dec $7,862 $11,792 2014 Twin Single 11, 25 Jan; 08, 22 Feb; 08, 22 Mar $7,911 $11,939 Note: All prices are per person and based on Superior Staterooms. See pages 42 & 44 for deck plans.

Day 13 – Creep through the jungle before dawn and enter through the lesser-used eastern gate to experience the magical sight of the sun’s first rays falling on majestic Angkor Wat. Enjoy an in-depth tour, then visit atmospheric Preah Khan temple, Banteay Kdei and jungleenveloped Ta Prohm. Day 14 – Journey to the remote Boeng Mealea temple, marvel at Banteay Srei’s intricate carvings, enjoy a local lunch and visit well-preserved Banteay Samre. Day 15 – Board The Jahan or The Jayavarman for your eight day river cruise and then experience the floating villages and abundant bird life of Tonle Sap Lake. Day 16 – Cruising towards Kampong Chhnang, take a walk through one of the last silversmith villages. Day 17 – Set off for the pre-Angkorian temple of Wat Hanchey with some of the best views in Cambodia. Depending on the season, there may be a chance to take a Zodiac boat ride to a beach for swimming. Day 18 – Stop at a seldom-visited silk weaving village, then revel in traditional village life, with the opportunity to join in some daily activities, before cruising to Kampong Cham.

Day 19 – Cruise to Phnom Penh with a wealth of sights to explore. Tonight enjoy a traditional Khmer dance performance on-board and an al fresco barbecue dinner. Day 20 – Cruise into Vietnam to Chau Doc, rich in French-colonial architecture and a bustling market flooded with tropical fruits. Observe beautiful textiles being woven on old wooden looms. Day 21 – Embark on a sampan tour of the colourful Cai Be floating markets. Visit some local orchards and traditional country homes before cruising to Sa Dec to witness rattan making. Day 22 – Disembark in My Tho, and then travel to Saigon for your departure transfer.

Pakbeng Chiang Rai

Pak Ou Luang Prabang

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South China Sea

Siem Reap & Angkor Wat

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Pha Pheng Waterfalls

Tonle Sap Lake Kampong Chhnang Phnom Penh Kampong Cham

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Saigon My Tho

Gulf of Thailand

Chau Doc Cai Be

MAP LEGEND
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• 11 nights hotel accommodation • 1 night in a rainforest lodge/ pavilion/ villa • 2 nights accommodation on Vat Phou cruise • 7 nights on The Jahan or The Jayavarman • breakfast daily, 13 lunches and 10 dinners • internal flight within Asia • mix of private and join-in touring • local English-speaking guides • return transfers

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Imagine a singular collector of unique ships and boats. Passionate to the core. Deeply committed to making your journey an experience.

New in 2014 – The Diana, Burma

IRRAWADDY – MYANMAR COMING 2014 Cruise on ancient waterways in unsurpassed comfort. Savour a lifetime of memories on your journey.

SS RANGOON

Currently operating along the Mekong River, between Vietnam and Cambodia, and in Halong Bay in Northern Vietnam, in 2014 Heritage Lines will add a new sibling to their family collection when they expand into a new destination – Myanmar – the Land of Gold. The British-Colonial style SS Rangoon is designed with Burmese accents throughout, a classic paddle wheeler in brass and teak that will cruise on the Irrawaddy and Chindwin Rivers. our customers – luxurious, boutique, colonial and exclusive. Our crafted journeys create memorable experiences, with just the right mix of adventure, culture, history and passion.

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Exotic Burma (Myanmar) has been mostly hidden from the outside world for many years. Now the wonders of this magical land begin to reveal themselves.

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Historic streets wind past the British-colonial architecture of this waterfront city with thriving bars and restaurants, and an emerging art scene. The Shwedagon Pagoda is the city’s shining jewel, a golden stupa which dominates the skyline.

This national park is believed to be the sacred home of powerful spirits. On top of a rocky crag is a picturesque complex of monasteries, pagodas and shrines which are reached via a winding, covered walkway.

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This historical town was built as the last royal capital of Burma. A cultural and religious centre, it is home to the ‘World’s Largest Book’. A major centre for arts and crafts, shop for some traditional handicrafts to take home. Surrounding Mandalay are numerous ancient treasures. At Sagaing Hill, see hundreds of pagodas painted white. In Mingun, hear the giant Mingun Bell and see the whitewashed Hisnbyume Pagoda.

Katha is home to the market place made famous by George Orwell in "Burmese Days" and is surrounded by expansive scenery and distant mountains. Further north Bhamo is a trading post close to the Chinese border, and is home to a daily market which attracts many ethnic minorities.

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Between Ancient Bagan & Royal Mandalay Highlights of Burma Ayeyarwady Adventure (Bagan to Mandalay) Gorges of the Far North (Bhamo to Mandalay)

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A colonial hill station set high in the mountains, soak up the atmosphere of Maymyo’s cool climate, English-style houses and beautiful botanic gardens.

Following the Irrawaddy River to the central plains brings you to Bagan, where thousands of temples dot the dusty plains. The vista of this multitude of temples, each a work of art in its own right, is magnificent at sunset as the orange rays illuminate the soaring spires as far as the eye can see.

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RV PAUKAN
Named after the ancient city of Bagan, the RV Paukan was built in 2007 at the historic Myanmar shipyards in Yangon.

UPGRADE
Spend time on your own private balcony when you upgrade to a Deluxe Cabin which features a floor to ceiling sliding door and contemporary design with Asian touches. It also features a minibar and tea and coffee making facilities. For the most discerning of travellers, the two suites on board are a huge 40 square metres and boast three windows and a French balcony.

DESIGN
The lovely RV Paukan cruise is like a boutique hotel on the river, beautifully furnished with a unique combination of traditional and modern motifs.

CUISINE
Meals in the dining room on the main deck will include both Eastern and Western cuisine. Please advise at time of booking if vegetarian meals are required.

CABINS
The timber-walled cabins are furnished with colonial-style furniture, yet feature traditional Burmese touches. Single Cabins are smaller, but just as comfortable, while Superior Cabins also open onto a promenade that runs the length of the deck, where you can sit and read or watch the passing scenery. Each Superior Cabin features twin beds and en-suite finished with Italian mosaics.

ON-BOARD FACILITIES
On board there is a range of facilities and services for your comfort and enjoyment. Indulge in a relaxing massage or enjoy a cultural performance on the sun deck. There is a bar and lounge, and the upper deck has a room used for lectures and movies.

BETWEEN ANCIENT BAGAN & ROYAL MANDALAY 3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS
BAGAN / MANDALAY OR IN REVERSE FROM MANDALAY TO BAGAN CRUISING ON THE THE RV PAUKAN Cruising between the two major attractions of Bagan, with its temple-dotted plains and Mandalay, discover local villages for a taste of the true Burma lifestyle.
Day 1 – Board the delightful RV Paukan at Bagan Aye Yar jetty mid-morning and then enjoy a welcome cocktail in the saloon. Enjoy a tasty lunch on-board as the boat slides along the river, then stop at a typical river village for an insight into local life. Day 2 – Continue to cruise the Irrawaddy River with a stop en route to visit Yandabo, a typical river village specialising in pottery-making, where the peace treaty of the First Anglo-Burmese war was signed in 1826. Moor overnight nearby, at a village a few miles away from the Ava Bridge. Day 3 – Rise early to enjoy the spectacular sight of the sun rising over the river. After an early breakfast, disembark mid-morning at Sagaing Jetty or Gawein Jetty.
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THE ROAD TO MANDALAY BY ORIENT EXPRESS

There is no more pleasurable way to experience Burma than cruising along the Irrawaddy, an ideal way to learn about riverside life and meet the smiling locals. With just 42 cabins this intimate ship offers an insight into Burma, without sacrificing on creature comforts.

towels. Every cabin has a large window, which overlooks the charming Irrawaddy as you cruise along, and features a small personal safe, telephone, satellite television, and en-suite bathroom.

time to suit you. A collection of carefully selected European and Australian wines complement your meal.

ON-BOARD FACILITIES
For pure indulgence, head to the Deluxe Deck for the wellness centre and be pampered with a range of beauty treatments or stay active in the wellequipped fitness centre. Discover the cultural entertainment on-board for an enhanced experience of this fascinating country. At the end of the day, retire to the Piano Bar to mingle with your fellow travellers over a range of delicious local and international cocktails. The swimming pool on deck has great views of the river, or just soak up the sun in one of the loungers.

UPGRADE YOUR CABIN
Five cabin sizes and categories are available on the Road To Mandalay. Upgrade to a Deluxe Cabin, created to optimise space and views through three windows, or for those looking for more space try the State Cabin which includes a dressing table and additional wardrobe space. For the ultimate luxury, try the Governor’s Suite, with the largest space and best views on board.

DESIGN
The most opulent cruise ship on the Irrawaddy, the Road to Mandalay combines traditional comfort with delightful luxury. A graceful design is highlighted by an eye for details, and touches throughout are all that one would expect from the Orient Express brand.

CUISINE
Enjoy an acclaimed gourmet menu of Eastern and Western delicacies, all served with Burmese courtesy and charm. A buffet-style lunch is served on the Observation Deck or in the restaurant while dinners are served at a

CABINS
The spacious cabins are fully airconditioned and furnished with the most beautiful fabrics, finest linens and softest

ON SHORE
With just 42 cabins, shore excursions are more intimate and offer an authentic view of Burma with access to unique areas.

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YANGON / MANDALAY / SAGAING / BAGAN / YANGON OR IN REVERSE (5 DAYS/4 NIGHTS) CRUISING ON THE ROAD TO MANDALAY Visit Mandalay, the centre of Burmese culture, Sagaing famous for its silversmiths and the awe-inspiring plain of Bagan where more than 2,000 temples and pagodas await your discovery.
Day 1 – Fly from Yangon to Mandalay and transfer to the Road to Mandalay. Enjoy a guided tour of Mandalay, regarded as the centre of Burmese culture and Buddhist learning. Return for dinner and local entertainment. Day 2 – Disembark at Sagaing, the living centre of the Buddhist faith in Burma, also known for silversmiths. Sailing south, learn about local places and customs from your on-board guide, before a casual cocktail party and dinner. Day 3 – The ship arrives at Bagan where over 2,000 temples and pagodas are scattered. A guided tour introduces you to the most important temples. Watch the sun set over the plain before dinner and on-board entertainment. Day 4 – Transfer to Bagan airport for your onward flight to Yangon.

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THE ROAD TO MANDALAY BY ORIENT EXPRESS MANDALAY TO BAGAN 4 DAYS/3 NIGHTS DEPARTS SELECTED WEDNESDAYS Dates Twin Single Oct 12 – Apr 13; Oct – Dec 13 $2,500 $2,500 BAGAN TO MANDALAY 5 DAYS/4 NIGHTS DEPARTS SELECTED SATURDAYS Dates Twin Single Oct 12 – Apr 13; Oct – Dec 13 $2,670 $2,670 Note: All prices are per person and based on Superior Cabins. Twin (pp) from CABIN UPGRADES ADD $ Dates Deluxe Cabin Oct 12 – Dec 13 $1,000 State Cabin Oct 12 – Dec 13 $1,770 Governor's Suite Oct 12 – Dec 13 $3,470 See page 45 for deck plans.

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YANGON / BAGAN / MANDALAY / BAGAN / YANGON OR IN REVERSE CRUISING ON THE ROAD TO MANDALAY After witnessing the incredible sight of the plains of Bagan, cruise north to Mandalay, regarded as the centre of Burmese culture. Visit a magical hill station at Maymyo, historic pagodas in Mingun and a local village.
Day 1 – Fly from Yangon to Bagan and transfer to the Road To Mandalay. In the afternoon, visit Bagan where over 2,000 temples and pagodas remain. Day 2 – Discover Bagan's local markets or explore this enchanting area on your own. Cruise to Mandalay. Day 3 – Transfer to Sagaing, considered to be the living centre of Buddhism in Burma. Day 4 – Travel to Maymyo, a colonial hill station with a cool climate and colourful market. Day 5 – Cruise to Mingun and see the Hsinbyume Pagoda and the world's largest uncracked bell. Return by ferry for a guided tour of Mandalay. Day 6 – Visit a local village for a walking tour and discover the Burmese way of life first hand. Set sail for Bagan once more. Day 7 – Arrive at Mount Popa, a national park, with a complex of monasteries, pagodas and shrines. Day 8 – From Bagan fly to Yangon.

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THE ROAD TO MANDALAY BY ORIENT EXPRESS MANDALAY TO BAGAN TO MANDALAY DEPARTS SELECTED WEDNESDAYS BAGAN TO MANDALAY TO BAGAN DEPARTS SELECTED SATURDAYS Dates Twin Single Oct – Dec 12 $3,380 $3,380 Jan – Apr 13; Oct – Dec 13 $3,550 $3,550 Note: All prices are per person and based on Superior Cabins. Twin (pp) from CABIN UPGRADES ADD $ Dates 01 – 30 Apr; Deluxe Cabin $1,580 01 Oct – 31 Dec 12 01 – 30 Apr; State Cabin $2,800 01 Oct – 31 Dec 12 01 – 30 Apr; Governor's Suite $5,270 01 Oct – 31 Dec 12 See page 45 for deck plans.

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YANGON / NWE NYEIN / KATHA / BHAMO / NABA / MOGOK / BAGAN / YANGON CRUISING ON THE ROAD TO MANDALAY This extended trip to the northernmost point of Burma reveals the wonders of hidden Burma in unrivalled comfort and style. Marvel at the gorges that rear up from the scenic Irrawaddy River and explore remote regions, as well as Mandalay and the magnificent plains of Bagan, dotted with literally thousands of temples. This journey beyond the beaten track uncovers highlights and hidden gems alike.
Day 1 – Fly from Yangon to Mandalay, where the stunning Road To Mandalay is berthed on the Irrawaddy River. Set sail on your voyage to Northern Burma. At Mingun, visit the famous Mingun bell, then enjoy a welcome dinner and get to know your fellow travellers. Day 2 – Enter the first of three gorges around midday, before a walking tour at Nwe Nyein to see traditional clay pot sculpting. Later, sail past the picturesque island pagoda of Thihadaw before a cocktail party on-board. Day 3 – Take an early morning stroll around the delightful village of Kyan Hnyat, where school children greet you and the morning market bustles with activity. Sail past rural villages dotted on the shore, then anchor south of the old market town of Katha, famous as the site where the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company scuttled its fleet in 1942. Day 4 – Visit Katha by trishaw and visit the marketplace made famous by George Orwell in "Burmese Days". Later, explore the splendid island pagoda of Shwe Paw, just north of the town of Shwegu. Day 5 – Cruise past logging camps and the old colonial village of Zinbon as green-clad mountains reach down to the narrowing river. Visit the serene Thein Pa Taung Meditation centre, before dropping anchor off Bhamo where you may take a stroll and meet the locals. Day 6 – Visit Bhamo near the Chinese border in the foothills of Yunnan, taking local transport into the countryside. Day 7 – In the early morning, board the train to the forest station of Naba and experience a journey into thick Kachin jungle and teak forests. Enjoy a leisurely afternoon's sailing and finish the day with a few cocktails on deck. Day 8 – This morning the ship anchors off Thabeikkyin, where you will take the road that winds past a forestry reserve towards Mogok where you will meet working elephants in the Burmese teak forest. Day 9 – Rise early to watch Mandalay come into view, then disembark for a tour of Burma's second city, including lunch at a local restaurant. Enjoy a tribal dance display in the evening. Day 10 – See locals going about their daily tasks as you pass many small villages. Witness sunset over the marvellous Bagan plain then take in a traditional Bagan artists’ performance. Day 11 – Visit the ancient sites in and around Bagan with an experienced guide, then you may wish to take an optional tour to Mount Popa, legendary sacred home of the Nats, with its impressive summit monastery or take a horse-drawn cart or bicycle to explore on your own. Celebrate your final evening on-board at a cocktail party and say goodbye to your new friends during a farewell dinner. Day 12 – Disembark in Bagan and fly to Yangon.
Note: This cruise itinerary only operates in August and September each year, therefore space is limited and early bookings are essential.

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THE ROAD TO MANDALAY MANDALAY TO BAGAN 12 DAYS/11 NIGHTS DEPARTS SELECTED WEDNESDAYS Dates Twin Single Aug – Sep 12 $3,650 $3,650 Aug – Sep 13 $4,200 $4,200 Note: All prices are per person and based on Superior Cabins. Twin (pp) from CABIN UPGRADES ADD $ Dates Deluxe Cabin Aug – Sep 12 $1,460 State Cabin Aug – Sep 12 $2,870 Governor's Suite Aug – Sep 12 $5,480 See page 45 for deck plans.

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01 CHONGQING

04 LESSER THREE GORGES

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This mountain city clings to steep cliffs at the confluence or the Yangtze and Jialing Rivers.

02 FENGDU

Board small river boats for an excursion along the Daning through the ‘lesser three gorges’, surrounded by the cliffs of Longman Xia, local rural scenes and the sound of chattering monkeys.

05 THREE GORGES DAM PROJECT

This breathtaking World Heritage listed site is famous for its mist shrouded limestone peaks surrounded by quaint traditional villages and patchwork of farmlands, and has inspired artists and poets for centuries.

Famed for the Army of Terracotta Warriors, China’s most important archaeological find of the last century, this walled city is a melting pot of peoples and cultures, especially in the vibrant Muslim Quarter.

08 SHANGHAI

11 GUILIN, YANGSHUO & LONGSHENG

Known as the “City of Ghosts” Fengdu is filled with temples and shrines to the gods of the underworld, modelled after the Chinese Hell in Taoist mythology, with some structures built nearly 2000 years ago.

03 THREE GORGES

A project of monumental proportions this extraordinary engineering feat was completed in 2009. It involved the flooding of 20 towns and the relocation of about 1.3 million people, and provides a large portion of China’s energy.

06 YICHANG

Known as the Pearl of the Orient, Shanghai has captivated the imaginations of travellers for over a century. Nowadays the city has two very different stories to tell, with the stately colonial architecture of the Bund riverfront on one side of the river, and the skyscrapers and futuristic design in Pudong, on the other.

In Guilin and Yangshuo, discover the limestone hills flanking the Li River. Further west are the mountain cliffs, evergreen forests and azure pools of Yunnan and Sichuan.

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09 BEIJING
Experience the magnificent and dramatic landscape of the Three Gorges as you sit back aboard your cruise ship. The shortest and most dramatic is the Qutang Gorge, with an entrance guarded by two mountains – Chijia Shan (Red Passage Mountain) and Baiyan Shan (White Salt Mountain). Wu Gorge, which means ‘Witches’ Gorge, is best known for twelve unique peaks, often hidden in swirls of mist. The longest and deepest is Xiling Gorge with towering cliffs rising to over 1,200 metres.

Situated at the entrance to the Xiling Gorge, this once sleepy town has been transformed by the Three Gorges Dam Project into the economic and cultural centre of the Western Hubei Province.

Beijing is the bustling, thriving, ancient capital. Towers of glass and steel form this city’s modern flavour, but it is the imperial past that beats the heart of Beijing. See the Great Wall at Mutianyu, far from the tourist traps.

Rich in natural beauty and cultural diversity, Yunnan is home to a third of China’s ethnic minorities with varied landscapes ranging from towering Tibetan peaks to rainforests teeming with wildlife. Kunming is a relaxed, cosmopolitan city. Beyond its borders lie charming towns such as Dali and Lijiang, quite unlike anywhere else in China.

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YANGZI EXPLORER

YANGZI EXPLORER

SUNDECK, YANGZI E XPLORER

The Yangzi Explorer takes cruising to a new level of comfort for discerning travellers and offers the ultimate in luxury. With 62 cabins including 24 suites, all with private balconies, the Yangzi Explorer offers an intimate cruising experience and efficient personalised service. A-la-carte dining, internet access and an observation deck are among the features that make a cruise on the Yangzi Explorer a truly unique experience.

CABINS
The cabins are elegant and beautifully appointed, and are among the most spacious available on the Yangtze. Each has either queen or twin beds and a private balcony, with a table and chairs to sit and watch the beautiful passing scenery. Modern conveniences such as a mini-bar, in-room safe and flatscreen satellite TV make your stay a comfortable one.

QUALITY SERVICE
International standards of service, delivered by the highest ratio of staff to guests, ensure that every level of comfort is catered for during the cruise.

CUISINE
With internationally-trained chefs at the helm in the kitchen, menus are innovative and feature a range of Chinese and Western dishes.

YOUR OWN PRIVATE BALCONY
Every cabin and suite features a private viewing balcony that affords the opportunity to enjoy the kaleidoscope of ever-changing scenery along the Yangtze and through its famous gorges.

ON-BOARD FACILITIES
Sip a cocktail as the sun goes down from one of the many bars, or enjoy an after dinner drink. A spa service is available for those who feel like being pampered. Nightly performances take place in the Tang Theatre, or rise early for Tai Chi on deck. Stay fit in the gym, or indulge in some retail therapy. Then just lounge on the Explorer deck as the incredible vistas of the Yangtze pass by. With so many on-board facilities you won’t know where to start.

SOLO ESCAPE
Pay no single supplement from 18-29 Mar, 3 Jun-31 Aug & 1-30 Nov 12.

UPGRADE
For those looking for additional luxury, there are 20 Suites and four stunning Speciality Suites, the Jade, Mandarin, Celestial and Imperial Suites. Each Suite is exceptional in size, and is designed to create an opulent cruising experience.

CHILD TRAVELS FREE
One child under 12 sharing a cabin with two full paying adults sails for free from the 3 Jun-31 Aug 12.

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VICTORIA CRUISES

VICTORIA JENNA

CABINS
There are a total of 99 cabins on the Victoria Grace, while the deluxe ships range in size from 132 to 189 cabins. The Victoria Grace offers simple yet stylish accommodation, with compact bathrooms, elegant furnishings and intimate balconies. Taking luxury cruising on the Yangtze to a whole new level, the Jenna, Anna and Katarina boast generous cabin space, floor-to-ceiling windows, and private balconies where you can spend an afternoon enjoying the breathtaking views of the Yangtze River pass by. These cabins are equipped with the latest technologies, including HBO and CNN broadcasts along with internet access, fax machines, and international phone systems, enabling you to contact family and friends during your cruise.

moment to its fullest while embracing the enchanting river scenes of the Yangtze.

CUISINE
Experience the joys of Chinese cuisine, expertly prepared with the highest quality fresh ingredients. Victoria's award-winning dining experience is reflective of China's evolving culinary landscape, with a fusion of Western dishes. Meals are served in a singleseating in the Dynasty Dining Room. Sumptuous Western and Chinese buffets are offered at breakfast, lunch and dinner, and an elegant Captain’s Farewell Banquet is served on the final night of the cruise. Deluxe ships also offer a separate a-la-carte dining room although additional charges may apply.

The only American cruise line sailing the Yangtze, Victoria Cruises has the largest five-star fleet on the river. The Victoria Grace is a Superior ship that is sparkling new after a refurbishment in early 2012, while the Victoria Jenna, Victoria Anna and Victoria Katarina are all deluxe boats. Regardless which cruise you choose, you will be rewarded with impeccable service, a private balcony and personal touches.

YOUR OWN PRIVATE BALCONY
Intimate balconies in every cabin on every ship allow for spectacular views of the Three Gorges and passing rural scenery.

ON-BOARD FACILITIES
After dinner, retreat to one of the bars for a drink. Stay active in the fitness room with a variety of equipment or lounge in the library. For spectacular views of the passing scenery, relax on the sun-deck, or pamper yourself with an indulgent massage or beauty treatment.

QUALITY SERVICE
On your cruise, you will have the services of a full-time Western cruise director and a river guide, who will provide interesting lectures about China and the Yangtze, and narrative about the sights along the river. In addition, the attentive, well-trained staff make passengers feel comfortable, well cared-for and quite at home, enabling travellers to make the most of their time to relax, unwind and enjoy each

DESIGN
Victoria Cruise ships are constructed with personal touches blending both modern and elegant architecture, while luxurious carpet and richly polished wood banisters grace the interior of each ship.

ON-BOARD ENTERTAINMENT
Begin your day with Tai Chi on deck as the sun rises over the Yangtze. Informative lectures give you an insight into Chinese culture with topics such as Chinese medicine, Chinese language and traditional brush painting. Don't miss the all singing, all dancing cabaret show, put on by the crew.

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CHONGQING / FENGDU / THREE GORGES / THREE GORGES DAM / YICHANG OR IN REVERSE FROM YICHANG TO CHONGQING (5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS) CRUISING ON THE VICTORIA GRACE, ANNA, JENNA OR KATERINA OR THE YANGZI EXPLORER. Cruise the magnificent Yangtze River downstream from Chongqing, experiencing the Three Gorges, the might of the Dam Project and more.
Day 1 – Board your Yangtze cruise, ready for departure at 9pm. Day 2 – Stop in Fengdu and take a chairlift up to Mount Ming to see the Temple of the Emperor of Hell, with its garish figures. The scale of the Three Gorges Dam project is evident here, with a sparkling new Fengdu being built to replace the old town swallowed by dam waters. Day 3 – Cruise through the towering cliffs of the amazing Qutang, Wu and Xiling Gorges, known as the Three Gorges. In the afternoon, transfer to smaller boats for a trip up the smaller gorges to Daning River. Day 4 – See the Three Gorges Dam Project. Disembark at Yichang after lunch.
Note: Itinerary is based on Victoria Cruises, however is similar on all river boats, allowing for daily departures March to November and limited departures the rest of the year. Itinerary is subject to change due to river conditions.

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THE YANGZI EXPLORER CHONGQING TO YICHANG 4 DAYS/3 NIGHTS DEPARTS THURSDAYS YICHANG TO CHONGQING 5 DAYS/4 NIGHTS DEPARTS SUNDAYS 2012 Twin Single 26 Apr – 27 May; 6 Sep – 25 Oct $1,825 $3,467 29 Mar to 22 Apr; 28 Oct to 22 Nov $1,726 $3,287 18 to 25 Mar; 31 May to 2 Sep $1,253 $2,382 2013 Twin Single 28 Apr – 30 May; 8 Sep – 27 Oct $1,825 $3,467 31 Mar – 25 Apr; 31 Oct – 24 Nov $1,726 $3,287 17 – 28 Mar; 2 Jun – 5 Sep $1,253 $2,382 Note: All prices are per person and based on Deluxe Cabin Main Deck. THE VICTORIA GRACE CHONGQING TO YICHANG 4 DAYS/3 NIGHTS DEPARTS FRIDAYS YICHANG TO CHONGQING 5 DAYS/4 NIGHTS DEPARTS MONDAYS 2012 Twin Single Apr, May, Sept, Oct $405 $709 Mar, Jun, Jul, Aug, Nov $366 $640 2013 Twin Single Apr, May, Sept, Oct $457 $800 Mar, Jun, Jul, Aug, Nov $392 $686 Note: All prices are per person and based on Superior Cabin Main Deck. THE VICTORIA ANNA, JENNA, KATARINA, LIANNA & SELINA CHONGQING TO YICHANG TO CHONGQING CRUISING ON YICHANGNIGHTS 4 DAYS/3 5 DAYS/4 NIGHTS DEPARTS DEPARTS Victoria Anna Tuesdays Fridays Victoria Jenna Sundays Wednesdays Victoria Katarina Thursdays Sundays Victoria Lianna Mondays Thursdays Victoria Selina Wednesdays Saturdays 2012/13 Twin Single Apr, May, Sept, Oct $522 $914 Mar, Jun, Jul, Aug, Nov $457 $800 Note: All prices are per person and based on Superior Cabin Main Deck. See pages 46 to 48 for deck plans.

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SHANGHAI / NANJING / YELLOW MOUNTAIN / WUHAN / THREE GORGES DAM / THREE GORGES / CHONGQING OR IN REVERSE FROM CHONGQING TO SHANGHAI (7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS) CRUISING ON THE VICTORIA SOPHIA This extended cruise travels along the Yangtze at a leisurely pace, giving you the chance to see the famous Yellow Mountain, Nanjing, one of China’s ancient capitals as well as the Three Gorges and Dam project.
Day 1 – Board the Victoria Sophia and begin cruising as the sun goes down. Day 2 – In Nanjing, visit the Ming Dynasty City Wall and a Qing Dynastystyle bazaar and Confucian Temple. Day 3 – Enjoy an excursion to Yellow Mountain, one of the most iconic and beautiful natural attractions in China. Day 4 – Continue on to Wuhan, comprised of three smaller cities, then visit Guqin Terrace. Day 5 – Enjoy the passing scenery. Day 6 – Stop at the fascinating Three Gorges Dam Project site then Xiling Gorge. Day 7 – Cruise the smaller gorges in ferries and sampans. Enjoy Wu and Qutang Gorges from the deck. Day 8 – Pass rural scenery and new villages. Enjoy an emperor’s banquet. Day 9 – Disembark at Chongqing.
Notes: Jiuhuashan may be substituted if conditions prevent a visit to Huang Shan.

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THE VICTORIA SOPHIA CHONGQING TO SHANGHAI 7 DAYS/6 NIGHTS DEPARTS ALTERNATE MONDAYS IN 2012 AND SELECTED SATURDAYS IN 2013 SHANGHAI TO CHONGQING 9 DAYS/8 NIGHTS DEPARTS ALTERNATE SUNDAYS IN 2012 AND SELECTED SUNDAYS IN 2013 Dates Twin Single Apr, May, Sept, Oct $1,045 $1,829 Mar, Jun, Jul, Aug, Nov $947 $1,657 Note: All prices are per person and based on Standard Cabin Main Deck. CABIN UPGRADES ADD $ Twin (pp) from Cabin Dates Executive Suite Mar, Jun, Jul, Aug, Nov $1,195 Deluxe Suite Mar, Jun, Jul, Aug, Nov $1,959 Shangri-la Suite Mar, Jun, Jul, Aug, Nov $2,344

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China Small Group Journeys

SMALL GROUP JOURNEYS
For travellers with a passion for the total Asia experience, these quality escorted Small Group Journeys are ideal. Travel in a genuinely small group, with a maximum of just 16 people, with the expert local knowledge of both a Western tour leader and an English-speaking local guide. Each journey is carefully handcrafted by our passionate team, and our six offices throughout Asia provide on-the-ground support for peace of mind. Expect to be captivated by the wonders of Asia and leave with both a unique perspective and memories of a holiday of a lifetime.

THREE GORGES DISCOVERY 12 DAYS
CLASSIC OPTION FROM $2,890PP* INC INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS FROM $4,411PP*^ START BEIJING / GREAT WALL / XIAN / TERRACOTTA WARRIORS / YANGTZE RIVER / ZHUJIAJIAO / SHANGHAI FINISH

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Uncover the cities, sites and scenery of China on this magical journey. Beijing offers insights into the history and culture of this beguiling land, and vibrant Shanghai is a confounding mix of ancient and modern. To witness the scale of the Great Wall and the intricately carved Terracotta Warriors in person is simply astonishing, and the views as you cruise down the Yangtze take your breath away.
ITINERARY 12 DAYS, 11 NIGHTS DAYS 1–3: BEIJING DAYS 6–8: YANGTZE RIVER

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12 DAYS DATES AND PRICES PER PERSON* 2012 DEPARTURES Start Finish (Sun) (Thur) Classic Twin/WTS (TGD-C) $3,055 $3,055 $2,890 $2,890 $2,890 $2,890 $2,890 $3,055 $3,055 $3,055

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Hotel: Yong An On arrival in Beijing, transfer to your hotel. Walk through the expanse of Tiananmen Square before continuing on foot to the impressive Forbidden City. Unearth one of Beijing’s few remaining backstreets, or hutongs, for lunch in a local home and a rickshaw ride. After viewing the famous Drum Tower, choose to explore the Wangfujing Night Markets. A trip to Mutianyu affords the opportunity to walk the incredible Great Wall of China, before the chance to dine on sumptuous Peking Duck.
DAYS 4–5: XIAN

Hotel: Victoria Grace (Cruise ship) Fly to Chongqing and board the handsome Victoria Grace for a cruise down the Yangtze. Relax on your private balcony as ever changing vistas of shiny new cities and remnants of old towns drift by, beholding the amazing Three Gorges. A number of compelling shore excursions enhance the trip including a fascinating visit to the dam site.
DAYS 9–12: SHANGHAI & ZHUJIAJIAO

OUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES

Classic Single (TGD-C) $4,015 $4,015 $3,785 $3,785 $3,785 $3,785 $3,785 $4,015 $4,015 $4,015

• Share a tasty, homemade lunch in a family home after a fun rickshaw ride through the busy alleyways. • At Mutianyu, visit a section of the Great Wall that is less frequented for a more authentic experience.

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17 May 31 May 21 Jun 12 Jul 02 Aug 23 Aug 06 Sep 27 Sep 25 Oct 15 Nov

2013 DEPARTURES 17 Mar 31 Mar 28 Mar 11 Apr $3,055 $3,055 $4,015 $4,015

Hotel: UAA Hotel Wander the lovely Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace before a short flight to Xian. Witness the incredible number of intricate Terracotta Warriors, hidden for so long, and explore the fascinating Muslim Quarter and the Big Goose Pagoda. Don’t miss the chance to indulge in a lavish dumpling banquet.

Hotel: Rendezvous Merry A short flight to Shanghai brings you to one of the world’s most riveting cities. Admire the fashionable, Art Deco streetscapes of the Bund, then visit the superb Shanghai Museum and peaceful Yu Garden. Explore the backstreets of the Old City in the lively Chinese Quarter, and visit the ancient water town of Zhujiajiao. The famed Shanghai acrobats will astound. On your last day, enjoy free time before your departure transfer.

INCLUDES:

WTS – single travellers Willing To Share a room. See page 11 for details.

• 8 nights hotel accommodation and 3 nights cruise ship accommodation. • flights as specified. • all road transport by airconditioned vehicles. • all sightseeing as specified. • entrance fees. • Western tour leader based on a minimum of 7 travellers. • local English-speaking guides throughout. • arrival and departure transfers. • breakfast daily, 4 lunches, 2 dinners.

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YANGTZE & BEYOND 18 DAYS
CLASSIC OPTION FROM $3,885PP* DELUXE OPTION FROM $5,650PP* INC INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS FROM $5,406PP*^ START BEIJING / XIAN / GUILIN / LONGSHENG / YANGSHUO / YANGTZE RIVER / ZHUJIAJIAO / SHANGHAI FINISH

China has so much to discover, from the thronging cities of Shanghai and Beijing to the cobbled streets of Yangshuo. Icons such as the Terracotta Warriors and Great Wall are not to be missed, but a sojourn into backstreets and local homes is a real treat. A cruise along the Yangtze reveals soaring mountains and tranquil rivers. On this journey, the ancient culture of this historic land offers up incredible relics and fascinating insights, and natural wonders provide breathtaking scenery.
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Below: Great Wall of China
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ITINERARY 18 DAYS, 17 NIGHTS DAYS 1–4: BEIJING & OVERNIGHT TRAIN DAYS 5–6: XIAN DAYS 9–10: YANGSHUO OUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES

Classic Hotels: Novotel Xinqiao, Overnight train Deluxe Hotel: Raffles Beijing, Sofitel Xian on Renmin Square On arrival in Beijing, transfer to your hotel to meet your tour leader and small group of fellow travellers for a welcome drink. Walk through the incredible expanse of Tiananmen Square before continuing on foot to the splendid Forbidden City. Plunge into one of Beijing’s few remaining hutongs, the city’s traditional back streets, for lunch in a local home and a rickshaw ride. See the beating of the drums ceremony at the Drum Tower, and take the chance to feast on Peking Duck. Travel to Mutianyu to walk on the Great Wall with fewer tourists than other sites, and perhaps browse the Wangfujing Night Markets. Explore the impressive Temple of Heaven and the Summer Palace. Board a comfortable overnight train, or choose our deluxe option and fly to Xian.

Classic Hotel: UAA Hotel Deluxe Hotel: Sofitel Xian on Renmin Square In Xian, marvel at the life-size Army of Terracotta Warriors, uncover the vibrant Muslim Quarter and explore the holy Big Goose Pagoda. You also have the chance to indulge in a sumptuous dumpling banquet, a regional specialty.
DAYS 7–8: GUILIN & LONGSHENG

Classic Hotel: Universal Deluxe Hotel: Sheraton Guilin A short flight ends in beautiful Guilin. Climb the stone steps to the top of Fubo Hill for panoramic views across the city’s rooftops and limestone mountains beyond. At a traditional Chinese Medicine Centre, learn about acupuncture, reflexology and herbal medicine. A day trip to Longsheng reveals a local White Yao village for a taste of traditional village life. Here, admire the spectacular rice terraces known as the Dragon’s Backbone.

• Uncover the intriguing world of Chinese traditional medicine from the local experts and experience a relaxing reflexology treatment for yourself. • On the peaceful banks of the Li River near Yangshuo get a hands-on Tai Chi lesson from a professional local instructor. • Visit the Propaganda Poster Arts Centre, a private museum collection which offers an insight into Mao’s rule and how poster art was used to convey political messages.

Classic Hotel: Yangshuo Regency Deluxe Hotel: Green Lotus Cruise the Li River and soak up the limestone karst scenery. Wander the cobbled streets of charming Yangshuo and cycle delightful backroads of local villages. There is free time to take in an evening show or browse the local markets.
DAYS 11–13: YANGTZE RIVER

Classic Hotel: Victoria Grace (Cruise Ship), Standard cabin Deluxe Hotel: Victoria Grace (Cruise Ship), Executive Deck Superior cabin Fly to Chongqing and begin your cruise down the mighty Yangtze River. Settle in on board and watch the ever changing scenery from your private balcony, as you float past shiny new cities, remnants of towns, and the amazing Three Gorges. There are plenty of exciting shore excursions, including a visit to the Three Gorges Dam site and a cruise up the Daning River.
NOTE Yangtze cruise boats and itineraries are subject to change due to weather conditions and water levels.

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18 DAYS DATES AND PRICES PER PERSON* 2012 DEPARTURES Classic Start Finish Classic (Tue) (Fri) Twin/WTS Single (YBE-C) (YBE-C) 13 Mar 27 Mar 10 Apr 08 May 22 May 19 Jun 24 Jul 14 Aug 28 Aug 11 Sep 09 Oct 30 Oct 13 Nov 30 Mar 13 Apr 27 Apr 25 May 08 Jun 06 Jul 10 Aug 31 Aug 14 Sep 28 Sep 26 Oct 16 Nov 30 Nov $4,065 $4,065 $4,065 $4,065 $4,065 $3,885 $3,885 $3,885 $3,885 $4,090 $4,090 $4,090 $4,090 $5,380 $5,380 $5,380 $5,380 $5,380 $5,105 $5,105 $5,105 $5,105 $5,380 $5,380 $5,380 $5,380 Deluxe Twin (YBE-D) – $5,920 $5,920 $5,920 $5,920 $5,650 $5,650 $5,650 $5,650 $5,920 $5,920 $5,920 $5,920

2013 DEPARTURES 12 Mar 29 Mar 26 Mar 12 Apr $4,090 $4,090 $5,380 $5,380 $5,920 $5,920

WTS – single travellers Willing To Share a room. See page 11 for details. Deluxe Single journeys start from $8,285*. Contact us for the exact cost for your departure date.

CRUISING THE YANGT ZE

This was our first ever group tour and the itinerary and information was perfect. The tour leader was wise, kind, knowledgeable and tactful, with superb communication skills – exceptional. David, UK

MONGOLIA DAYS 14–18: SHANGHAI & ZHUJIAJIAO
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Classic Hotel: The Park Deluxe Hotel: The Westin Bund Center Shanghai A flight brings you to Shanghai, a city full of incredible contrast between old and new. Admire the gorgeous, Art Deco streetscapes of the Bund and then visit the superb Shanghai Museum and serene Yu Garden. A day trip to the ancient water town of Zhujiajiao unveils lovely old architecture and bridges, perched along canals. In the Chinese Quarter, roam the vivacious backstreets and then see the breathtaking Shanghai acrobats in action. On your last day, enjoy free time before your departure transfer.

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UPGRADE ON THE YANGTZE
Travellers on the deluxe version of this journey have the opportunity to upgrade to a Junior Suite (subject to availability) on the Victoria Grace Yangtze cruise from an additional $756pp twin-share*. Contact us for details.

TRIP GRADING MODERATE: SUITABLE FOR TRAVELLERS WITH AN AVERAGE LEVEL OF FITNESS AND INDEPENDENT MOBILITY. FLY BETWEEN MAJOR DESTINATIONS. BOARDING OF SMALL AND LARGE BOATS REQUIRED

INDOCHINA VIDEOS ON TRAVEL INDOCHINA.COM China Highlights featuring the Yangtze Cruise; Beijing; Xian; Guilin; Yangshuo; Longsheng; Shanghai

• 13 nights hotel accommodation. (14 nights on Deluxe option) • 1 overnight train (soft sleeper 4-berth shared cabin, Classic option only). • 3 nights cruise ship accommodation (Standard Cabin for Classic option, Superior Cabin Executive Deck for Deluxe). • flights as specified. • all road transport by airconditioned vehicles. • all sightseeing as specified. • entrance fees. • Western tour leader based on a minimum of 7 travellers. • local English-speaking guides throughout. • arrival and departure transfers. • breakfast daily, 5 lunches, 2 dinners.

* Agents may charge service fees and/or fees for card payments which vary. If you book with Travel Indochina an additional 2% fee applies to credit card payments. See booking conditions on page 49.

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Yangzi Explorer
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