East West understands that each client have different interests and preference. Listed below are tour and package selections that will help you in planning your itinerary. These items are grouped according to the type of experience you have selected.
Depart for a 3 hour journey to Halong Bay. On arrival in Halong Bay. Upon arrival board your private boat and enjoy a seafood lunch onboard while cruising through Halong Bay which is dotted with limestone outcrops. Around 3,000 islets rise from the clear emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin. Bizarre rock sculptures jutting dramatically from the sea and numerous grottoes have created an enchanted, timeless world. Return to the wharf and drive back to Hanoi arriving late this evening.
Suggested time: 08:30
Duration: 10 hours
Located in Hoa Binh Province, about 4-hour drive southwest of Hanoi, Mai Chau is home to many ethnic minority people. Take the windy roads through a splendid vista of mountainous scenery until you reach a valley surrounded by a lush landscape and stilt houses inhabited mainly by the White Thai ethnic group. Upon arrival, walk through typical villages to discover the rustic life of these mountainous people as well as learning about the traditional craft of brocade making. Mai Chau is very popular for its handmade woven scarves and fabrics. Enjoy a traditional lunch at a local restaurant at hamlet and if you are game, a taste of the country’s finest rice wine with a local family. Our driver will transfer you back to Hanoi late evening.
Suggested time: 07:00
Duration: 11 hours
In the morning, depart for a 1.5-hour drive from Hanoi City to the ancient village of Duong Lam, a typical agricultural village in the north of the Red River Delta. Home to around 300 houses built three or four centuries ago, wander along Duong Lam’s narrow alleyways to explore rural life and Vietnam’s ancient architecture. The cultural and historical vestiges of Duong Lam include Mong Phu Communal House, Princess Mia Pagoda (built in the 15th century), and the Old Catholic church. The village well, the traditional feature of communal life, is also worth a look. Finish your tour at an ancient house owned by a couple where you can have a chat with the friendly owners and share their life experiences over a cup of tea. Our driver will then drive you back to Hanoi.
Suggested time: 09:00
Duration: 5 hours
With ochre-colored colonial buildings, tree-lined boulevards and scenic lakes, Hanoi is full of charm. Start your tour with Thang Long Citadel (closed on Mondays & 11:30 - 13:30 daily). Built in the 11th century by the Ly Viet Dynasty, the Citadel was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010. The ancient site was the political center of the country for 13 consecutive centuries and served as the capital of Vietnam for eight centuries. Visit the underground war bunker in the same compound. The bunker played an important role in the American war, especially during the 12 days and nights of the Ha Noi - Dien Bien Phu air battle in 1972. Continue to the Temple of Literature, the first university for the sons of mandarins, for an overview about Hanoi an culture and an appreciation for ancient Vietnamese architecture. Drive back to central Hanoi for a walking tour through the Old Quarter to enjoy the bustling local life.
Availability: Morning, Afternoon
Suggested time: 09:00, 14:00
Duration: 4 hours
Visit Thanh Chuong Palace, the home and studio of Thanh Chuong who is one of the most celebrated painters in Vietnam today is an architectural gem showcasing Vietnamese traditional cultural objects and structures. A living space rather than a museum which showcases Vietnamese archeology, art, history and other culture values.
Duration: 2 - 3 hours
After a 45 minutes drive southwest of Hanoi, arrive at Tay Phuong Pagoda built in the 17th century. It is very famous for the valuable collection of 18 jack-wood Buddha statues coated with lacquer. There are 239 laterite steps uphill to the pagoda, and from the top there is a wonderful view of the surrounding fields, mountains and villages. Thay Pagoda is a short drive away, built in the 11th century. Located in a peaceful and gorgeous village, it is a combination of a Buddhist pagoda and a Taoist Temple. Our driver then then take you back to Hanoi.
Availability: Morning, Afternoon
Suggested time: 09:00, 14:00
Duration: 4 hours
Jadi Batek Gallery is one of the largest batik and handicrafts center in Kuala Lumpur. Its easily accessible location in the heart of Kuala Lumpur is enhanced by the warm hospitality of its staff. Visit the gallery for a holistic experience in Malaysian batik and handicrafts.
Enhancement to this program is a hands on experience in participation in the unique and traditional process of batik making, which speaks of vibrancy and colour, a tradition that breaks life into the hear of Malaysia. (advanced booking required)
St. Peter’s Church was built by the Portuguese descendants after religious freedom was proclaimed by the Dutch over Malacca in 1702. One of its artifacts is the 1608 bell found inside the Church’s Tower. It is currently the oldest working Catholic Church in Malaysia.
Get schooled in Seoul and learn the art of making Kimchi. You will be surprised on all the efforts and ingredients needed in oder to make this beloved yet humble side dish.
Built in 1395, Gyeongbokgung Palace is also commonly referred to as the Northern Palace because its location is furthest north when compared to the neighboring palaces of Changdeokgung (Eastern Palace) and Gyeonghuigung (Western Palace) Palace. Gyeongbokgung Palace is arguably the most beautiful, and remains the largest of all five palaces.
The premises were once destroyed by fire during the Imjin War (Japanese Invasions, 1592-1598). However, all of the palace buildings were later restored under the leadership of Heungseondaewongun during the reign of King Gojong (1852-1919).
Remarkably, the most representative edifices of the Joseon Dynasty, Gyeonghoeru Pavilion and Hyangwonjeong Pond have remained relatively intact. Woldae and the sculptures of Geunjeongjeon (The Royal Audience Chamber) represent past sculptures of contemporary art.
Enhancement to the program: is to visit the Palace wearing the traditional Korean outfit (hanbok) and witness the changing of the guard ceremony and a bisit tot he National Folk Museum.
This immersive six-day journey uncovers what this vibrant country has to offer. Inspired by the popular film, "Crazy Rich Asians" the luxury-driven itinerary will take you high atop one the most luxurious hotels in the world, to the humble home setting of the locals that is filled with character and gumption. The exclusive experiences will cover unique culinary tastings enhanced with commentary from a prominent local foodie personality, private mahjong lesson with an expert, endless shopping options that is especially tailored to suit each guest's preferences and don't forget the luxurious wellness / spa sessions. By the end of the trip, you will have a collage of beautiful, one-of-a kind, exclusive experience that you will never forget. This is based on minimum of 2 person travelling.
A must for first time visitors to Kuala Lumpur. An interesting tour which unveils the beauty and charm of the old and new Kuala Lumpur. Garden City of Lights. See the contrast of the magnificent skyscrapers and the building of the colonial days.
Being a "rojak" country with many different people of different races and cultures, understand each of their identity but yet living harmoniously for almost 50 years as we count down to our country's golden jubilee. Embark on a journey with us as we bring you to each of their cultural sites and know its revolution throughout many decades.
In this package, you will be taken into the journey to the North of Bali, Included in it are local Balinese Experiences thorough home stay, cooking classes, visits to Bali's sacred places. The journey will start from Ubud to Batukaru, Munduk, Lovina and back to Ubud.
Spend two weeks exploring Singapore and Malaysia. Start your adventure from Singapore and drive up to Penang stopping by all the must-see points of interests in Malacca, Kuala Lumpur, Cameron Highlands and finally Penang.
In this package, you will be transported to all the must see sights that Beijing has to offer. Starting from one of the wonders of the world to the Imperial places in Beijing. You will leave knowing that bucket lists have been checked and you might even leave with a longing to come back for more.
A sample Singapore Land Package that highlights different areas of Singapore.
This package includes private vehicle on disposal with English speaking guide.
Explore the neighboring countries of Singapore and Malaysia. Once a Malaysian state, see how Singapore continues its close ties with Malaysia and the vast influences of each countries to one another. From Singapore to Kuala Lumpur, see the highlights of each country and explore each for its own beauties.
Embark on an unforgetable experience in Singapore as we bring you to visit various Singapore's highlights! Explore as a local and get a taste of Singapore and all its unique flavours.
This package includes vehicle on disposal and an English speaking guide.
Experience China through the country's history in Beijing and Xi'an followed by all the modern China has to offer in Shanghai.
Beijing: Day 1 - Day 5
Xi'an: Day 5 - Day 6
Shanghai: Day 6 - Day 11