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.
Visit and explore four revered temples in Chiang Mai. All was constructed during the Lanna period; each reflects the glory, splendors and nobility of a rich historical era.
In the center of the city lies Wat Phra Singh first built during the reign of Phra Chao Kham Fu (1328-1335). The temple‟s compound includes the Lai Kam Chapel and the abbot of this important temple is the head of the local religious administration. Lying smack in the heart of the city (almost right in the middle of the square-walled city) is Wat Chedi Luang, the large Chedi (the biggest in the city) behind the viharn was constructed by King Saen Muang Ma around 1401. Originally 90 meters high, it is now a mere 40 meters as the result of an earthquake in 1545. A small building near the main entrance encloses the “Sao Intakin” (spirit of the city). Last but not least is Wat Chiang Man, lying in the Northern part of the old walled city; it is the oldest temple within the city walls. Constructed by King Mengrai (1296-1311) the founder of Chiangmai, it is said that the king spent his last years in this temple. Drive around the old city to see the moat surrounding it and the ruins of the city gates. Then visit the largest central market, Wororot Market, alive with its daily hustle and bustle. Exotic fresh fruits, preserved food, local delicacies, clothes galore, flowers and other snacks, all at reasonable prices.
Chiang Mai or ‘the rose of the north’ is often mentioned a quiet little paradise of Lanna-temples and culture. These days this could take a little help to discover, so follow your guide trough the lanes and up to the temple on Doi Suthep!
Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep is the most important and famous temple in Chiang Mai. The tour begins with a pleasant wildly driving up 3,500 feet above sea level to the sacred temple of Doi Suthep. You then ascend up the 306 steps to the temple gateway which guarded by two splendid Nagas (king of serpents). Walk around the grounds of Doi Suthep past golden pillars, six foot gongs and rows of bells. A five tiered parasols made of gold sat on display in the inner courtyard. Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep was built in 1383, is the symbol of Chiang Mai. It is the most sacred temple in the city and contains the holy relic of the Lord Buddha which is enshrined in the magnificent golden pagoda that can be seen for miles around. A panoramic view of the city and the surrounding countryside can be seen from the temple grounds.
Prom Thep Cape - The beautiful peninsula adjacent to the famous Nai Harn Beach. Phuket‟s most southern point. The driving passing through the Rawai Beach where is a local Sea Gypsy‟s Village are located, most of people here are fishermen. Visit of Chalong Temple (Wat – Chalong), this temple is very famous in its monks since previous times. Driving to Phuket town for sightseeing around, especially to see the architecture of Sino-Portuguese that in the previous time most of people in Phuket built their houses by mixed the style of Chinese and Portuguese into their house‟s pattern. You will see how beautiful and spectacular architecture of the houses.
Gracious dancers, delightful music and traditional costumes combined with a tasty feast! Asian culture is full of ceremonial dances in colorful costumes. Slowly and gracefully the dancers move around, sudden bursts of energy following the music. Dozens of carefully practiced facial expressions and delicate movements of the fingers. Enjoy all this over a tasty feast of typical Thai dishes and a great evening is guaranteed!
Explore famous site attractions in Bangkok with WOW by getting Thai life through the combination local transportations. Start the program in middle afternoon and warm up your energy with Tuk Tuk to visit Wat Saket and continue to Pak Klong Talat where you can see lively daily life and continue to Flowers Market, the biggest wholesale flower market in Bangkok. Chill out with cocktail and nice scene for sunset at Sala Rattanakosin by absorbing the nice atmosphere from Dawn Temple which is located with the opposite side. After sunset, observe Rattanakosin Island to take a breath via Wat Po, Grand Palace from outside including by-pass the Giant Swing during night time from the different point of view. Ending the trip at China Town where you can touch and taste several kind of street food vendor along the way.
A classic day combining famous floating market Damnoen Saduak with the Sampran Riverside (Rosegarden), a Thai cultural village with cultural- and elephant shows in a beautiful park. South west of Bangkok is a delta area, highly fertile and full of coconut plantations and fruit orchards. You will enter the famous Damnoen Saduak floating market by long-tailed boat via a labyrinth of narrow canals through the orchards. Sit and take your pictures, try some mango and sticky rice or hot soup with fish balls. The old ladies chat in their little boats and make smartly use of long sticks to hand your small change; no need to move about and risk toppling the boat! Don‟t forget to take a look behind all the souvenir stalls to see the wooden houses stretching along canals like they did for centuries. After the long trip, your Thai lunch will be served in Rosegarden or „Suan Sampran‟ in Thai, a Thai cultural village set in beautifully landscaped gardens just outside Bangkok. It encompasses a small lake and makes great setting for family picnics and walks. It also offers Patom organic village activities where you could learn about organic farming and experience the livelihood of a Thai farmer. You could try rice planting the traditional way or harvesting if it happens to be the season.
The highlights of the Thai capital in one leisurely day! Discover Bangkok in style with your own expert guide and private car to calmly find your way from highlight to highlight. You will learn of the history of the City Pillar on Rattanakosin island where Bangkok was founded, enter the always bustling Wat Po; home to the 45 meter long Reclining Buddha and the perfect place to make your offering for your wish to be granted. Explore the lanes and stalls of China Town, full of smells and colors, traditional products and Chinese temples. Marvel at the sea of flowers on the orchid market where house wives come pick the best flowers to put on their family-altar at home. Explore Wat Benchamabophit, also known as „Marble Temple‟, this remarkable temple is unique in that it fuses Thai style with European architecture and is built entirely of Italian marble.
This most interesting half-day tour takes you to the rural yet world-famous floating market of Damnern Saduak. South west of Bangkok is a delta area, highly fertile and full of coconut plantations and fruit orchards. You will enter the famous Damnoen Saduak floating market by long-tailed boat via a labyrinth of narrow canals through the orchards. Sit and take your pictures, try some mango and sticky rice or hot soup with fish balls. The old ladies chat in their little boats and make smartly use of long sticks to hand your small change; no need to move about and risk toppling the boat! Don‟t forget to take a look behind all the souvenir stalls to see the wooden houses stretching along canals like they did for centuries.
The Grand Palace is to Thailand what the pyramids are to Egypt and the Eiffel tower to Paris; the face of the nation and well worth an in-depth guided visit. Dive in deep with your guide, learn about the why and how of the colors, the symbolism behind the postures of the guards, the religious aspect of the palace and temple for the Thai and the function of the complex today. Why was it located here and what is the design based on? Get your questions answered about the Royal palace and Thai culture in general. Take your time to step behind the busy crowds and soak up the atmosphere of the most visited and most famous sight of Thailand.
The Grand Palace is your fairytale-come-to-life, the full sparkling symbol of Bangkok, always busy and alive. For a bit of contrast enter bustling China town and visit the always jaw-dropping Reclining Buddha in Wat Po. Three Bangkok- highlights in one half day! The Grand Palace is one of those places that never disappoint you; so much color and glitter, such a strong sense of spiritual life and so full of Royal history. Your guide will show you all about it before taking you to pay your respect to the gigantic reclining Buddha in Wat Po. You may want to offer 108 baht yourself, coin by coin, behind the enormous back of the Reclining Buddha in Wat Po. After passing his enormous face, ears and feet, with mother-of- pearl inlay, you will find 108 buckets and if you make sure not to skip one your wish might be granted. If youbelieve more in the power of commerce then luck.
Discover Singapore through 15 days and 14 nights. Despite Singapore being such a small country, there is an endless supply of activities and experiences to cover. Indulge in local and fusion flavors with roots from the main races in Singapore. Visit the different cultural precincts of Singapore and marvel at the metropolis that it has become over the years. Be amazed at the amount of greenery in the urban landscape during your trip to Singapore with us. Take a chance to hop over to neighbouring countries for a day trip as well.
Embark 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 and 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.
Cost: USD 8,000.00 per pax
Explore Danum Valley and be surrounded my nature and serenity as you experience pristine ambiance of the rainforest. Trek through the Ancient rainforest rich in flora and fauna and search for Borneo's nocturnal animal and watch the sunrise over the valley on your last morning.
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.
Inspired by the popular movie - Crazy Rich Asians, embark on an immersive journey to learn about Singapore's transformation from a humble trading port to a first-world country in a short span of 50+ years. On this 4-hour guided walking tour, you'll visit the movie's famous filming locations such as Chijmes, Merlion Park, Marina Bay Sands and Supertree grove at Gardens by the Bay. Hear the forgotten tales of Singapore's past and learn about the city's development as we visit other iconic landmarks and monuments built in the 20th century. Finally, experience the cultural diversity of modern Singapore as you interact with the local community, taste local snacks and even learn what is Singlish!
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.
Get a glimpse of one of the wonders of the world: The Great Wall of China. Take a drive from the airport to see this wonder and check it off your bucket list. Whether just a short view from the bottom or climb up the wall, you will be mesmerized by this great structure for sure. The amount of time spent on location depends on the amount of layover time between your connecting flights.
The first and only night-race in Grand Prix history is back in Singapore once again! With its signature mix of lights, glamour, and non-stop action, returns to the heart of the city at the Marina Bay Street Circuit. Witness the F1 history, The ONLY Formula One Night Race! Claim your seats and catch the action live at the Formula One Grand Prix Singapore!
This basic package includes hotel accommodation, return airport transfers, half day cultural tour and 3 days Pit Grandstand tickets.