An eclectic mix of scenic wonders and Eastern experiences
the beauty of exotic islands, scenic and secluded beaches, marvel the world’s
largest Buddhist temple, and walk through hidden paths of coastal lowlands,
rice paddies, past rivers and coconut plantations.
SHORE WALKS AND EXCURSION HIGHLIGHTS:
Thailand - Drive along scenic beach roads via Patong, Karon, Kata, followed by
a walk with a local guide along Promthep Cape. We visit the temple of Wat
Chalong, the centuries old Sino-Portugese building at Thalang Road.
Sumatra - We explore the city of Sabang and continue to Anak Laut Lake. A visit
to the village of Iboih is followed by time at leisure to swim at Gapang Beach
and visit the local market.
- Take a ride on the world’s largest giant observation wheel, 165m high,
enjoying panoramic views of Singapore and beyond. Later we explore two
magnificent climate conservatories – Flower Dome and Cloud Forest. The following
morning we visit the oldest Indian temple and visit the oldest
Java - Walk around Tiago Agro Plantation to view the huge variety of trees,
including rubber, coffee, cinnamon and Kapuk. After lunch we visit Lawang Sewu,
the building of ‘a thousand doors.
Indonesia - Walk from the hillside at Kerandangan through Senggigi beach and on
to Baun Pusek, from where we hope to find endemic reptiles, mammals and
Island, Indonesia - If luck is on our side, we see the Komodo dragon, the
largest living lizard on earth. Accompanied by a local ranger, we should also
see wild buffalo, deer and various species of tropical birds. Next is an
excursion to the secluded village of Kampung Komodo where we can swim in the clear
waters of Pantai Merah.
Indonesia - The GWK Cultural Park showcases the art and culture of this 'Island
of the Gods' amid dramatic natural backdrops and breathtaking panoramic vistas.
We also visit the Uluwatu Temple.