Navigate across exotic and dynamic countries, from Singapore to Indonesia and from Myanmar to Thailand in all-inclusive luxury. The 16-night Exquisite Lands & Idyllic Shores voyage offers 55 FREE Unlimited Shore Excursions that allow for complete immersion in the vast cultures and traditions of Asia.
Below are samples of the tours that await you on this wondrous itinerary:
A local artisan will teach you the traditional way to make your own hand-drawn, 36 x 36-inch Batik cotton voile scarf using wax and dyes. After the necessary treatment to set the colors, your handicraft design will be packed and mailed to your residence.
After departing from the pier in your rickshaw, known as a “becak,” you will soon arrive in Sabang’s energetic downtown. For a revealing glimpse into daily life, you will have the chance to stroll through the bustling Market Place, a collection of shops and stalls offering garden-fresh produce, seafood and meats.
Take advantage of your two-night stay and enjoy an evening exploration of Yangon that showcases its fabulous and famed jewel-studded Shwedagon Pagoda, which lords over the city from atop Singuttara Hill. Its glistening dome is covered with thousands of priceless gold plates, rubies, sapphires and other precious gems, and a single 76-carat diamond crowns the tip.
On this excursion, enjoy a short trek through the tropical jungle on a majestic elephant, an experience not to be missed. Elephants are an important part of Thai history and culture, regularly featured in Buddhist art and architecture.
Explore the relaxed charm of Langkawi with its farms and fishing villages as you cruise through a wonderfully serene nature park, where you will observe thousands of bats in a cave, eagles feeding, and several species of Malaysian fish being farmed in the river.
Visit a traditional Malaysian home, where you will observe the lifestyle of a typical family. While savoring local beverages and cakes, feel free to ask the family members about their daily activities or most anything else. The family is happy to entertain your questions and an interpreter is on hand to keep the conversation flowing.
This intriguing excursion showcases the charm and beauty that abounds around Sihanoukville and gives you a wonderful view of daily life here, as seen through the eyes of the local villagers. Your guide will explain how they raise domestic animals, prepare traditional dishes, and worship their ancestors in the pagodas. If school is in session, the teachers and students will be happy to talk about their education and daily routines.
In addition to these experiences during the voyage, Exquisite Lands & Idyllic Shores offers guests a Pre- or Post-Cruise Land Program in all suite categories. Choose from the 3-Night Sampling of Singapore or the 3-Night Temples of Angkor Wat from Bangkok, for an unforgettable experience. Best of all, this voyage also features New Lower Fares including early booking savings of up to $9,000 per suite, as well as Business Class Air upgrades for only $999 each way. For complete details on this magnificent voyage, visit www.RSSC.com or call your Travel Agent. Exquisite Lands & Idyllic Shores departs Singapore on January 18, 2016.