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One the Go Tours is a boutique tour provider offering high quality small group guided tours worldwide. Popular with those aged 25-45 but suitable for all age groups.

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  • See the best of Egypt

    Pharaohs Adventure With Teens, 6 Days

    from $999*

    • 6 day tour departing Cairo.
    • 3 nights accommodation in hotels.
    • 2 nights accommodation onboard an overnight sleeper train.
    • Breakfast daily.
    • Touring of Cairo, Giza, Saqqara, Luxor and four days in Hurghada.
    • Escorted by an Egyptian tour leader/guide degree qualified in Egyptology.
    • All relevant transfer and transportation in private modern air-conditioned vehicles.
    • Airport arrival and departure transfer.
    HIGHLIGHTS: Cairo - Giza - Red Sea - Luxor

    This short and sweet tour of ancient Egypt is perfect for families travelling with teenagers, taking in the legendary Pyramids of Giza, the iconic Sphinx, vast Valley of the Kings and fascinating Egyptian Museum in Cairo.

    Day 1 Cairo
    Welcome to Egypt and the start of your family holiday Upon arrival in Cairo you will be met t the airport and transferred to your hotel for check-in. Spend the rest of the evening at your own leisure.

    Day 2 The Pyramids of Giza
    Home to one of the world's first great civilizations, Egypt is brimming with ancient wonders and today we will discover some of its most impressive. Our first stop will be at the Giza Plateau where sits the legendary pyramids and iconic sphinx figure. Marvel at these incredible architectural feats that even to this day puzzle archaeologists, plus why not opt for a camel ride to make the experience truly unforgettable. Leaving the pyramids behind us, we will travel on to the necropolis of Saqqara, brimming with sand strewn temples, ancient tombs and the site of Zhoser's step pyramid. Later this evening we will make our way to the train station for our overnight journey to Luxor by sleeper train.

    Day 3 Luxor
    Upon arrival in Luxor we will transfer to the hotel for check-in. Considered to be one of the most important archaeological sites in the world, ancient Thebes - known today as Luxor, will be our base for the next two days. Today there is free time to kick back and relax and later in the evening there will be an optional excursion to the Temple of Luxor. Already impressive during day light, the temple takes on a magically glow after dark as it becomes illuminated by a thousand coloured lights (book and pay locally). Spend the rest of the evening at your own leisure.

    Day 4 Valley of the Kings
    This morning we will cross over to the West Bank of the Nile, home to the famed Valley of the Kings, a vast and ancient necropolis which marks the burial place of pharaohs from the New Kingdom period. First stop will be at the Colossi of Memnon, a towering pair of statues that are all that remain of temple of Amenophis III. Touring will continue in the Valley of the Kings and on to the Valley of the Queens, the site of the imposing colonnaded temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Crossing back over to East Bank we will return to our hotel for some free time before heading to Karnak. More than a temple, Karnak is a spectacular complex of sanctuaries, pylons and obelisks built on a grand scale. During the height of Theban power, Karnak was the most important place of worship. Later this evening we will return to Cairo by overnight sleeper train.

    Day 5 Egyptian Museum
    Upon our morning arrival in Cairo we will transfer to the hotel for check-in. After some time to freshen up we will head to the famous Egyptian Museum for a guided tour. Arguably one of the capital city's main attractions, this fascinating museum contains the most extensive collection of ancient Egyptian artefacts in the world, including the stunning gold funerary mark of King Tutankhamen. Those with a stronger stomach can also opt to see the eerie Royal Mummy room, where nine mummified bodies of ancient royals can be seen on display. The remainder of the afternoon is free for you to do any last minute shopping or sightseeing.

    Day 6 Cairo
    Sunday. Our tour comes to an end after breakfast and hotel check-out. A departure transfer will take you to the airport for your onward travel.

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  • Experience the richness of Indian culture on this classic tour of India's Golden Triangle taking in Delhi, both old and new, the famous Taj Mahal in Agra and the stunning Pink City of Jaipur.

    Taj Express, 8 Days

    from $1,149*

    • 8 day tour departing Delhi.
    • 7 nights accommodation in 3-4 star and heritage hotels.
    • 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 2 dinners (including Namaste Dinner in Delhi).
    • Elephant ride to Amber Fort - Jaipur.
    • Touring of Delhi, Jaipur, Agra and Shekhawati region.
    • Taj Mahal, Jaipur City Palace & Jantar Mantar entrance fees.
    • Airport arrival and departure transfers on day 1 and day 8.
    • English speaking Indian tour leader for groups of 6 or more.
    • Specialist local guides at some sights.
    • All relevant transfers and transportation.
    HIGHLIGHTS: Old and New Delhi - Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra

    Day 1: Delhi
    Upon arrival into Delhi, you'll be met at the airport and transferred to the hotel. The remainder of the day is yours to relax or independently explore this bustling capital. Overnight - Delhi

    Day 2: Red Fort & Jama Masjid
    This morning, our Welcome Meeting takes place. We'll then enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of Delhi, taking in the impressive Red Fort, Jama Masjid - India's oldest and largest mosque, Raj Ghat - the site of Gandhi's cremation and more. Tonight, we enjoy a group Namaste Dinner at a restaurant specialising in classic Indian cuisine.

    Day 3: Taj Mahal
    Departing Delhi, we journey to Agra, once India's Mughal capital. Here, we visit the impressive Agra Fort, which boasts some of India's finest Mughal buildings behind it's fortified walls. Later we travel to the legendary Taj Mahal and witness a magical sunset. Built by Shah Jahan in the 16th century as an enduring memorial to his beloved wife Mumtaz. Built entirely of white marble, the Taj Mahal has no peers.

    Day 4: Fatehpur Sikri
    En route to Jaipur, we visit ghostly former Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri. This magnificent fortified city was the capital of the Mughal Empire from 1571 until 1585, when it was abandoned dramatically due to a lack of water to support the peoples who resided in the city. Thanks to the very durable red sandstone, from which it was built, Fatehpur Sikri remains fantastically preserved.

    Day 5: The Pink City of Jaipur
    Maybe opt for an early morning balloon flight over the pink city of Jaipur. Look out for the snake charmers that dot our route, as we travel to the 16th century Amber Fort. An exotic elephant ride transports us to the lofty fort, where we'll enjoy a tour of this Rajput extravaganza. Later in the afternoon we tour the City Palace, which boasts an interesting museum of regal attire and Jantar Mantar, an ancient astronomical observatory before stopping at a cotton weaving house to see a demonstration of fabric dyeing and block printing.

    Day 6: Village life, rural India
    Today, we drive to the semi-desert Shekhawati region. The small towns in this region became important trading posts, a lasting legacy of which are the beautiful painted havelis (mansions) constructed by wealthy merchants in the 18th and 19th centuries. Afternoon village walk and time to relax.

    Day 7: Alsisar to Delhi
    This morning we make a quick visit the children and teachers at a local school in Alsisar where we operate our 'Change for Children' programme, before returning to Delhi. The remainder of the afternoon and evening is free for you to further discover the city. Opt for a meal in the heart of the city or simply relax and chat with group members at the hotel.

    Day 8: Delhi
    Hotel check out and included onward departure transfer to airport.

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  • See the best of Morocco

    Morocco With Teens, 8 Days

    from $1,259*

    • 8 day tour departing Marrakech.
    • 6 nights accommodation in hotels.
    • 1 night accommodation camping.
    • 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 6 dinners.
    • Todra Gorge walk.
    • Guided tour of Marrakech.
    • Specialist local guides at some sites.
    • Entrance fees to all included sites.
    • Escorted by and English speaking tour leader All transportation and transfers in private 4x4 or mini van/touring vehicle.
    • All road taxes and tolls.
    • Arrival transfer from Marrakech Airport.
    HIGHLIGHTS: Marrakech - Dades Gorge - Todra Gorge - Ouarzazate - Ait Benhaddou

    Experience the magic of Morocco on an exciting adventure for families with teens, taking in the atmosphere of Marrakech and its buzzing medina, hiking through spectacular Todra Gorge, camel trekking into the Sahara and sleeping under the stars, and exploring Ait Benhaddou - the backdrop of many famous films.

    Day 1 Marrakech
    Saturday. Welcome to Morocco and the start of your family holiday Upon arrival at Marrakech Airport transfer to your hotel for check-in. Later this evening is a welcome meeting at the hotel, where you'll meet the rest of your group and guide. Spend the rest of the evening at your own leisure - if time permits why not take in the buzzing atmosphere of the main square, Djemaa el Fna.

    Day 2 Dades Gorge
    Marrakech - Dades Gorge. Today we will make our way through striking landscapes to Dades Gorge, an awe-inspiring valley which stretches from the High Atlas Mountains to the Jebel Sarhro range in the south. Spanning some 2090 kilometres across Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia, the Atlas Mountains are an impressive sight to behold and can lay claim to the highest peak in northern Africa, Mount Toubkal. On our way to Dades Gorge we will pass medieval kasbahs - built by the original inhabitants of northern Africa, the Berbers, and stop at a vantage point where we can take in spectacular views of snow-capped peaks while enjoying a cup of sweet minted tea.

    Day 3 Todra Gorge
    We will spend the morning at Dades Gorge where there will be an array of fun activities on offer. Opt for some family bonding time with a leisurely walk, hike to a local villages, go and explore the verdant foothills or spend this time at leisure simply enjoying the surrounds. After a hearty lunch we will continue on to Todra Gorge, perhaps one of the most dramatic sights in all of Morocco. Created millions of years ago, this striking gorge snakes its way through the rugged mountain range with narrow canyon passes with sheer and smooth rock walls reaching up to 160 metres in height in some areas. This rose red gorge can easily be explored by foot, and on occasion there will also be the opportunity to partake in an afternoon session of rock climbing or in summer, horse riding (book and pay locally). With incredible scenery and a constant stream of locals passing through, herding camels or selling their ways, this is the perfect place to stop for a while. Later in the afternoon we will visit the village co-operative where hundreds of handmade Berber rugs, kilims and carpets are on offer for those looking to purchase any authentic souvenirs.

    Day 4 Camel trek into the Sahara
    This morning we will cross the mountainous landscapes of Jebel Sarhro, before stopping for lunch and a swim. After we will travel down to the Erg Chebbi sand dunes, the starting point of our adventure into the mighty Sahara Desert. Travelling by camel we will make our way across the dunes, passing wave upon wave of orange dunes that roll out into the distance, creating endless patterns of light and shade creating the most spectacular panoramic views. Arriving at our simple Berber camp, we will enjoy dinner and a night under the stars.

    Day 5 Ouarzazate
    After a spectacular sunrise over the desert, we will make our way back to our frontier post where there will be time to freshen up before continuing on our adventure. Our next stop will be the verdant Draa Valley, brimming with natural, historical and archaeological wonders. En route we will pass through many small villages, where a lack of modernity makes it appear as if time has stood still. Women are fully veiled while washing their clothes on the riverbanks and the watchful men seem distant, unaccustomed to foreign visitors. Following the route of 1000 Kasbahs we will continue our journey on to Ouarzazate. Sitting at an altitude of 1160 metres in the middle of a barren plateau, Ouarzazate lies at the cross roads of all routes going north, south, east, and west, making it a key trading post in both ancient and modern times. Today, the area is mostly populated by Berber people, who were constructors of the numerous fortified kasbahs and dwellings for which the region is famous. After hotel check-in enjoy free time for the remainder of the day - consider some much needed rest and relaxation by the pool.

    Day 6 Ait Benhaddou
    This morning there will be the chance to opt for a quad biking excursion, or to visit a famous film studio that produced classic movies such as Lawrence of Arabia, Alexander the Great and The Last Temptation of Christ. Later we will make our way to the nearby fortified city of Ait Benhaddou - built for defence purposes high on a hill with a bubbling steam within it shadows, this stunningly well preserved medieval city is a true highlight of our tour. Famously used as a backdrop in the film 'Gladiator', its beauty is unrivalled by any other fortified village in south Morocco. We will make our way back to Marrakech for the evening.

    Day 7 Djemaa el Fna
    Today is your chance to really get a feel for Marrakech. In the morning a guided tour will take us around the old part of the city. Within the rose-coloured walls of the medina and through a tangle of winding streets and bustling souks, we will arrive at the focal point of the city - Djemaa el Fna, an exuberant gathering and market place. Full of colour, spicy aromas and traders it is best seen in the evening when overflowing with food stalls, dancers, acrobats, fortune tellers, musicians and henna artists. Towering over all this is the iconic Koutoubia mosque, the tallest building in the city and a reminder of the importance of Islam to the lives of the city's residents. Spend the afternoon at leisure, pamper the family at the local hammam or further explore the city independently.

    Day 8 Marrakech
    Our touring arrangements come to an end after breakfast and hotel check-out. Spend the morning relaxing or picking up some last minute souvenirs.

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  • See the best of Egypt

    Egypt Unplugged With Teens, 11 Days

    from $1,499*

    • 11 day tour departing Cairo.
    • 9 nights accommodation in hotels.
    • 1 night accommodation onboard an overnight sleeper train.
    • Breakfast daily.
    • Touring of Cairo, Giza, Saqqara, Luxor and four days in Hurghada.
    • Escorted by an Egyptian tour leader/guide degree qualified in Egyptology.
    • All relevant transfer and transportation in private modern air-conditioned vehicles.
    • Airport arrival and departure transfer.
    HIGHLIGHTS: Cairo - Giza - Red Sea - Luxor

    See the best of ancient Egypt on this timeless tour for families with teens. Marvel at the legendary Pyramids of Giza, explore temples and tombs in the Valley of the Kings, before heading to the beautiful Red Sea coast for a few days of rest and relaxation by the beach in Hurghada.

    Day 1 Cairo
    Welcome to Egypt and the start of your family holiday Upon arrival in Cairo you will be met t the airport and transferred to your hotel for check-in. Spend the rest of the evening at your own leisure.

    Day 2 Pyramids of Giza
    Home to one of the world's first great civilizations, Egypt is brimming with ancient wonders and today we will discover some of its most impressive. Our first stop will be at the Giza Plateau where sits the legendary pyramids and iconic sphinx figure. Marvel at these incredible architectural feats that even to this day puzzle archaeologists, plus why not opt for a camel ride to make the experience truly unforgettable. Leaving the pyramids behind us, we will travel on to the necropolis of Saqqara, brimming with sand strewn temples, ancient tombs and the site of Zhoser's step pyramid. Later this evening we will make our way to the train station for our overnight journey to Luxor by sleeper train.

    Day 3 Ancient Thebes
    Upon arrival in Luxor we will transfer to the hotel for check-in. Considered to be one of the most important archaeological sites in the world, ancient Thebes - known today as Luxor, will be our base for the next two days. Today there is free time to kick back and relax and later in the evening there will be an optional excursion to the Temple of Luxor. Already impressive during day light, the temple takes on a magically glow after dark as it becomes illuminated by a thousand coloured lights (book and pay locally). Spend the rest of the evening at your own leisure.

    Day 4 Valley of the Kings
    This morning we will cross over to the West Bank of the Nile, home to the famed Valley of the Kings, a vast and ancient necropolis which marks the burial place of pharaohs from the New Kingdom period. First stop will be at the Colossi of Memnon, a towering pair of statues that are all that remain of temple of Amenophis III. Touring will continue in the Valley of the Kings and on to the Valley of the Queens, the site of the imposing colonnaded temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Crossing back over to East Bank we will return to our hotel for some free time before heading to Karnak. More than a temple, Karnak is a spectacular complex of sanctuaries, pylons and obelisks built on a grand scale. During the height of Theban power, Karnak was the most important place of worship. Later this evening we will return to Cairo by overnight train.

    Day 5 Red Sea Riviera
    Departing today Luxor we will head east to Hurghada, part of the beautiful Red Sea Riviera for four days of beachside bliss.

    Day 6 - 8 Red Sea Relaxation
    Once a small fishing village, Hurghada is now one of the most popular Red Sea resorts attracting visitors with its superb diving and pristine beaches. The best reefs are found offshore and can be explored with boat trips to the uninhabited Giftun Islands or onboard the Sunbad Submarine. Hotels and expanded infrastructure provide holidaymakers with excellent aquatic facilities for sail boarding, yachting, deep-sea fishing, SCUBA diving and snorkeling. Just outside of the resort town is an ancient Roman quarry called Mons Porphyritis and Port Safarga - a famously windy place which is ideal for windsurfing. The next three days are free for you and your family to explore Hurghada or simply relax by the beach. On day 6 there will be an optional day trip to the Giftun Islands for swimming and snorkelling, which can be booked locally.

    Day 9 Back to Cairo
    After a leisurely breakfast we will depart Hurghada and head back to Cairo. The evening is at leisure so why not go out and visit the Khan el-Khalili bazaar - a hive of activity at night. This is a great place to pick up a few bargains or just sip some tea and people watch

    Day 10 Egyptian Museum
    After breakfast we will head to the famous Egyptian Museum for a guided tour. Arguably one of the capital city's main attractions, this fascinating museum contains the most extensive collection of ancient Egyptian artefacts in the world, including the stunning gold funerary mark of King Tutankhamen. Those with a stronger stomach can also opt to see the eerie Royal Mummy room, where nine mummified bodies of ancient royals can be seen on display. The remainder of the afternoon is free for you to do any last minute shopping or sightseeing.

    Day 11 Cairo
    Our tour comes to an end after breakfast and hotel check-out. A departure transfer will take you to the airport for your onward travel.

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  • Discover China

    China With Teens, 9 Days

    from $1,799*

    • 9 day tour departing Beijing.
    • 6 nights accommodation in hotels.
    • 2 nights accommodation onboard sleeper trains.
    • 8 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners.
    • Xi'an - bike ride on medieval City Wall.
    • Suzhou - historic Grand Canal cruise.
    • Touring of Beijing, Badaling, Xi'an, Shanghai and Suzhou.
    • Rickshaw ride through Beijing's' Hutongs.
    • Shanghai - Huangpu River cruise.
    • English speaking specialist guides at local sights.
    • All relevant transfers and transportation in private air-conditioned vehicles.
    • Airport arrival and departure transfers.
    HIGHLIGHTS: Beijing - The Great Wall - Xi'an - Shanghai - Suzhou

    Climb the legendary Great Wall in Badaling, explore the Forbidden City in Beijing, marvel at the subterranean army of Terracotta Warriors in Xi'An, cruise the picturesque waterways of Suzhou and get lost in the glimmering metropolis of Shanghai on a fun adventure for young and old.

    Day 1 Beijing
    Saturday. Welcome to China and the start of your holiday Upon arrival you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel for check-in. Spend the rest of the day at your own leisure exploring China's capital city. Vast squares, magnificent palaces and beautiful gardens are just some of the treasures still visible from the Beijing's imperial past, while down narrow alleyways one can find charming tea houses, traditional workshops, and quiet courtyards.

    Day 2 Forbidden City
    First thing this morning we will embark on a guided tour of the city centre, including the legendary Forbidden City, which stood as the residence of emperors and as the political powerhouse of the country for over half a millennia. Today it houses the Palace Museum and is the country's largest and best-preserved complex of ancient buildings, which we will get to explore. The red-roofed Gate of Heavenly Peace stands entrance to the Forbidden City just off of Tiananmen Square, a vast public space which is home to Chairman's Mao's Mausoleum and several historic monuments as well as being a fascinating place to people watch and snap a few pictures. In the afternoon we will enjoy a rickshaw ride through the Hutongs - or backstreets, of Beijing and in the evening we will witness a jaw-dropping Chinese acrobatic performance. Human pyramids, spinning plates, juggling hoops and swinging ropes are just some of the tricks you can expect to see here. Later we'll head to a local restaurant for a Welcome Dinner of Peking Duck.

    Day 3 The Great Wall
    Today we will drive north of Beijing to a section of the famous Great Wall in Badaling. Stretching some 20,000 kilometres from the east to the west of China across barren desert, lush grassland, and winding mountain peaks, this national icon is an awe-inspiring sight to behold. Spend our time here walking along a stretch of the wall, or simply admire the spectacular views of the valleys below from the towering height of the walls. This evening you can opt take a Beijing by Night city tour, where you'll get to see some of the city's famous monuments illuminated against the night sky and visit a bustling night market (booked and payable locally).

    Day 4 Summer Palace
    Enjoy some free time this morning to do some last minute shopping and sightseeing in Beijing. Why not opt for a stroll to a street market nearby the hotel and try some unusual local delicacies for breakfast Later we will pay a visit to the Emperor's Summer Palace situated on Kunming Lake and explore the Silk Alley Markets. From here we will drive past the 2008 Olympic Stadium and Aquatic centre before heading to the train station for our overnight journey to Xi'an (4 berth soft sleeper cabins).

    Day 5 Terracotta Warriors
    Upon arrival in Xi'an we will transfer to the hotel for check-in before heading off to see the legendary Terracotta Warriors. This subterranean army of thousands of warriors, horses and chariots remained undiscovered until 1974, when a group of farmers stumbled upon a treasure trove of ancient pottery while digging a well. While the size of the discovery is impressive in itself, what has truly astounded archaeologists is the minute detail and unique characteristics of each individual warrior, with no two faces alike.

    Day 6 Big Wild Goose Pagoda
    This morning is free for you and your family to spend at your own leisure further exploring Xi'An, or alternatively there is the option to book an excursion to see Pandas at the Shaanxi Rare Wildlife Rescue and Breeding Centre. With fewer than 1500 thought to be remaining in the wild, the giant panda is considered to be one of the most endangered species in the world and this wonderful centre has dedicated itself to ensuring the survival of the creatures through breeding, research and education. Later we will visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and take a fun bicycle ride around Xi'an's medieval city walls. We'll enjoy an early dinner this evening before heading to the train station for our overnight journey to Shanghai.

    Day 7 Sizzling Shanghai
    Arriving early in the morning we will be welcomed by a skyline filled with shimmering skyscrapers, gleaming shopping malls, luxurious hotels and thriving art centres in modern Shanghai. After check-in and breakfast at our hotel, we will take a tour of the many city sights including Yuyuan Garden, Jade Buddha Temple and The Bund - once the trading and commercial centre of Old Shanghai, before ending with a cruise on the Huangpu River.

    Day 8 Suzhou
    This morning we will take a high speed train journey to ancient Suzhou, an oriental Venice made up of canals and picturesque waterways which feed into a series of pretty UNESCO-listed gardens. Suzhou sits very close to the Grand Canal, where we will later enjoy a cruise, a tour the Humble Administrator's Garden and a visit a silk workshop before returning to Shanghai.

    Day 9 Shanghai
    Our tour will come to an end after breakfast and your onward departure transfer to the airport.

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  • Warriors, walls, waterways and wontons. See the sights and taste the delights on our fantastic journey through China - both ancient and modern.

    Great Wall & Warriors, 9 Days

    from $1,799*

    • 9 day tour departing Beijing.
    • 6 nights accommodation in 3 - 4 star hotels.
    • 2 nights accommodation on overnight trains (soft sleeper cabin).
    • 8 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners including a Peking Duck dinner.
    • Chinese acrobatic performance.
    • Xi'an - bike ride on medieval City Wall.
    • Suzhou - historic Grand Canal cruise.
    • Touring of Beijing, Badaling, Xi'an, Shanghai and Suzhou.
    • Rickshaw ride through Beijings' Hutongs.
    • Shanghai - Huangpu River cruise.
    • Tour Guide escorted for groups of 6 or more.
    • English speaking specialist guides at local sights.
    • Airport arrival and departure transfer on day 1 and day 9.
    • All relevant transfers and transportation in private A/C vehicles.
    HIGHLIGHTS: Beijing - Xi'an - Shanghai - Suzhou

    Day 1: Beijing
    Saturday. Huan ying, welcome to China and the start of your holiday Airport arrival transfer and hotel check in. Overnight - Beijing

    Day 2: Forbidden City
    This morning, we tour the centre of Beijing, China's magnificent capital, including the massive Tiananmen Square and the sprawling Forbidden City. Boasting some 9999 rooms, the city within a city was once the sole preserve of the Chinese emperors. This afternoon we take a rickshaw ride through the Hutongs of Beijing and this evening, we enjoy an eye boggling Chinese acrobatic performance. Swinging ropes, juggling hoops, spinning plates and human pyramids are just a few tricks these show stoppers pull out followed by a Welcome Dinner of Peking Duck at a city restaurant. Overnight - Beijing (B, D) Great Wall & Warriors - 9 days Go Guide : :Check out the go guide for details of the tour, info on visas, climate, money, what to bring and more The magnificent Great Wall of China

    Day 3: The Great Wall
    Today, we drive beyond Beijing to Badaling, to walk a section of the famous Great Wall. Built in the Ming Dynasty, a 6m wide pathway makes a formidable defence, following the highest contours of a steep range of hills. This evening take an optional Beijing by Night city tour and see some of the capital's monuments illuminated against the night sky (payable locally). Overnight - Beijing (B, L) Light prayer candles outside the Big Wild Goose Pagoda in Xi'an on one of our China Tours

    Day 4: Summer Palace
    Beijing - Xi'an. Free morning, opt for a walk in the local street market located near our hotel. There are a few unusual breakfast delicacies on offer Later we visit the Emperor's Summer Palace, set on Kunming Lake and the Silk Alley Markets. After we drive past the 2008 Olympic Stadium commonly referred to as the 'Bird's Nest' and Aquatic Centre before boarding our overnight sleeper train (4 berth soft sleeper cabins) to Xi'an Overnight - Sleeper Train (B) A few of the army of Xi'an's Terracotta Warriors

    Day 5: Terracotta Warriors
    Arrive Xi'an and hotel check in. Later we tour the Terracotta Warrior archaeological site where some 7,000 warriors stand in battle ready position and a factory demonstrating how the warriors are crafted. Tonight, optional Tang Dynasty Bolt-on, with dinner and performance. Overnight - Xi'an (B, L)

    Day 6: Big Wild Goose Pagoda
    Xi'an - Shanghai. Spend the morning at leisure or opt for our early morning excursion to see Pandas at the Shaanxi Rare Wildlife Rescue and Breeding Centre. After we visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and take a bicycle ride along Xi'an medieval City Wall. Dinner is served early this evening prior to boarding the overnight express train bound for Shanghai.

    Day 7: Sizzling Shanghai
    Focus your eyes on spectacular Shanghai. Perhaps, China's most modern city, its amazing Pudong skyline is stunning. After breakfast at our hotel, we take a tour of the many city sights including Yuyuan Garden, Jade Buddha Temple and The Bund, with a cruise on the Huangpu River.

    Day 8: Suzhou - an oriental Venice
    Shanghai - Suzhou - Shanghai. Today we take a high speed train journey to ancient Suzhou. A sort of oriental Venice, ancient Suzhou is interwoven by a series of canals and pretty waterways which feed a series of classical gardens, laid out here since the Song dynasty, a thousand years ago. They are justly famous across China. Suzhou sits very close to the Grand Canal. We enjoy a cruise on the Grand Canal, tour the Humble Administrator's Garden and visit a silk workshop.

    Day 9: Shanghai
    Our tour ends after breakfast and onward departure transfer to airport.

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  • See the best of Vietnam

    Vietnam With Teens, 10 Days

    from $1,899*

    • 10 day tour departing Hanoi.
    • One way economy class airfare from Danang to Saigon.
    • 7 nights accommodation in hotels.
    • 1 night accommodation onboard a deluxe junk boat.
    • 1 night accommodation onboard an overnight sleeper train.
    • 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 1 dinner.
    • Bicycle ride to Tra Que village and cooking demonstration.
    • Halong Bay Junk boat cruise - swim, kayak, explore caves and floating villages.
    • Sampan and row boat journeys in the Mekong Delta.
    • Guided sightseeing - Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, Ho Ain, Mekong Delta and Saigon.
    • All relevant transfers and transportation in private air-conditioned vehicles.
    • Escorted by an English speaking Vietnamese tour guide.
    • Airport arrival and departure transfer.
    HIGHLIGHTS: Hanoi - Hoi An -Hue - Halong Bay - Ho Chi Minh City

    Perfect for travelling with teenagers, Vietnam offers the perfect combination of adventure and excitement for all the family. Explore the backstreets of Hanoi by cyclo, cruise through spectacular Halong Bay, experience rural life in Tra Que, get suited and booted in Hoi An and live the high life in Saigon.

    Day 1 Hanoi
    Saturday. Welcome to Hanoi and the start of your holiday Upon arrival you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free for you and your family to explore the city, with its picturesque tree-lined avenues, scenic lakes, ancient pagodas and bustling old town, all which are easily accessible by foot.

    Day 2 Junk boat cruising, Halong Bay
    Take a moment to picture in your mind some two thousand rugged karst islands dappled with lush vegetation seeming to float on top of pristine emerald coloured waters and you have the natural wonder that is Halong Bay. This morning a scenic drive will take us to this beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site where we will enjoy a junk boat cruise. Based on traditional designs, these wonderful vessels combine oriental style with modern luxury. Soak up the panoramic views from the sundeck as the boat gently plies its course, opt for a swim in the divine waters or hop in a row boat for a visit to a floating village. Tonight, there's a Vietnamese cooking demonstration held on the sundeck before an impressive seafood dinner is served - delicious for even the pickiest of eaters.

    Day 3 Hidden grottoes, Halong Bay
    Wake up to the peaceful serenity of Halong Bay this morning, followed by a calming Tai Chi class on the sundeck or a traditional Vietnamese massage. After exploring a hidden grotto beneath towering cliffs, we will sail to the port for our journey back to Hanoi. Arriving back in the capital we will enjoy a cyclo (rickshaw) ride through the famous Old Quarter, made up of an complex maze of intertwining alleyways and backstreets lined with small houses, handicraft workshops and street food vendors, for a quintessential Vietnamese experience. Later its back to the hotel for some time to refresh and relax before heading to the trains station in the evening to board our overnight journey (4 berth sleeper cabin, basic standard) to Hue on the 'Reunification Express' railway line.

    Day 4 Imperial Hue
    Upon arrival in Hue we will set out on a guided sightseeing tour of this fascinating imperial city. Once the capital of the Nguyen emperors, the last ruling family of Vietnam, UNESCO-listed Hue is full of palaces, pagodas and temples. Two of the main highlights here are the Thien Mu Pagoda, home to the oldest monastery in the city, and the Citadel. Within the walls of the latter is the Imperial Purple Palace - an exact replica of the famed Forbidden City in Beijing, with impressive ramparts, formal moats and imperial palaces, some of which lay in ruin. Outside of the city we will visit the Royal Tombs of the erstwhile Nguyen kings, including the extravagant mausoleums of the two emperors Tu Duc and Khai Dinh. In the evening there will be the chance to opt for a peaceful long boat cruise along the Perfume River as the sun sets and the river banks become illuminated by the dark of nightfall.

    Day 5 Delightful Hoi An
    Today we will travel on to the laidback riverside town of Hoi An, travelling through the picturesque Hai Van Pass - nicknamed the Road of the Ocean Clouds, with beaches on one side and verdant hills on the other. We will break up our journey with a stop at China Beach, an expansive sandy beach made famous by the film 'Apocalypse Now'. Here there will be the chance to opt for a swim in its warm waters before continuing our journey south along the coast. Radiating age-old charm with grand colonial architecture, Hoi An is one of Vietnam's most delightful destinations. The Old Town, recognised as an UNESCO World Heritage Site, is an immaculately preserved example of an Asian trading port with covered bridges, pagodas, temples and merchant houses. The town's beguiling riverside setting adds to the overall picturesque appeal of Hoi An with women in conical hats rowing their wooden vessels downstream and the glow of red lanterns in the evenings reflected on the water's iridescent surface. A short walking tour will take us to a bygone era, with a visit to the Chua Ong Pagoda, Chinese Assembly Hall, a 200-year-old Tam Ky house, former merchants' homes and the 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge.

    Day 6 Village Life
    For a taste of provincial life, today we will take a bicycle ride out of Hoi An to Tra Que village, famed for its traditional farming practises and rural atmosphere. Here enjoy a hands-on day for all the family, tending to the fields and gardens, before taking a lesson in preparation of traditional Vietnamese cuisine. Later enjoy your culinary masterpiece while soaking up the clean air and country views

    Day 7 Hoi An
    Today is free for you to spend as you choose. You may wish to head to the beach for a day of relaxation or hit the town for some serious shopping - the streets of Hoi An are overflowing with tailor shops where you can get your own silk suit made exclusively Hoi An is also something of a culinary mecca with classy restaurants for those who prefer their food served to them and local cooking schools for those who enjoy getting their hands dirty. Alternatively, those seeking a little more culture or history can opt to visit My Son - one of Vietnam's holiest and most evocative Cham sites, or Quang Ngai - the site of the My Lai massacre memorial.

    Day 8 Cruising the Mekong
    An early morning flight will take us to Saigon today, where we will then continue on to the Mekong Delta by road. Known as the 'Rice bowl of Vietnam', the Mekong Delta is brimming with rice paddy fields, colourful fruit orchards, enchanting villages and bustling floating markets. Travelling by sampan from Vinh Long, we will cruise downstream through a maze of waterways, witnessing the activity of everyday life along the way. Passing colourful trading boats, house boats and children playing in the water, we will stop to visit some of the local cottage industries that produce popcorn, coco candies and paper along the way. Later we will enjoy lunch in a traditional wooden home on Dong Hoa Hiep Island.

    Day 9 Mekong & Saigon
    Can Tho - Saigon. This morning we will pay a visit to the colourful floating market of Cai Rang. Here vendors have their boats piled high with goods, from melons, pineapples and fresh greens, to sacks of rice and children's toys. Browse, barter and admire the hundreds of brightly coloured boats lining the banks here before continuing back to Saigon by road. Once called the 'Pearl of the Orient', old and new collide in this modern city as gleaming sky scrapers, glamorous restaurants and designer shops stand side-by-side with colonial era landmarks and post-war remnants. Here we will enjoy a walking tour of the city taking in some of Saigon's most famous landmarks, including the impressive red-brick Neo-Romanesque Notre Dame Cathedral, the central Post Office and the sobering War Remnants Museum. Spend the remainder of the evening at your own leisure - Saigon has plenty of fun to offer all ages

    Day 10 Saigon
    This morning is free for you to do some last minute shopping or sightseeing before your departure transfer to the airport in the afternoon. Why not opt for a relaxing foot massage, bargain for goods at Ben Thanh Market or visit the grand Independence Palace. Alternatively, those with a bit more time to spare can extend their stay and opt to join us on a day trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, where there will be the chance to explore a vast network of underground tunnels and hideouts that were used by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War. Learn about booby traps, climb through trap doors, or even test your skills with an AK 47 at the firing range

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  • Discover Thailand

    Thailand With Teens, 10 Days

    from $1,989*

    • 10 day tour departing Bangkok.
    • One way economy class airfare from Chiang Mai to Bangkok.
    • 9 nights accommodation in hotels.
    • 9 breakfasts, 1 dinner.
    • Train ride over the River Kwai and visit to Hellfire Pass.
    • Longtail boat cruise on the canals of Bangkok and on the Kok River.
    • Horse-drawn cart ride in Lampang.
    • Excursion to the hill tribe villages around Chiang Rai.
    • Guided sightseeing - Bangkok, Kanchanaburi, Sukhothai, Lampang and Chiang Rai.
    • Escorted by an English-speaking Thai tour guide.
    • All relevant transfers and transportation in private air-conditioned vehicles.
    • Airport arrival & departure transfer.
    HIGHLIGHTS: Bangkok - Chiang Mai - Kwai - Sukhothai - Lampang

    Take your teens to the Kingdom of Thailand and discover all that this beguiling country has to offer, from the buzzing streets of Bangkok and the ancient ruins of Sukhothai, to the gentle giants at the Elephant Conservation Centre in Chiang Mai and the colourful hill tribes of Chiang Rai.

    Day 1 Bangkok
    Saturday. Welcome to Bangkok and the start of your family holiday Upon arrival you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel for check-in. Our Welcome Meeting will take place later in the evening where you'll meet the rest of your group and guide.

    Day 2 Bangkok City Tour
    Straddling the Chao Phraya River, Thailand's bustling capital city is both chaotic and captivating, and today we will take in some of its most famous sites on a guided tour. In the morning we will visit the spiritual and religious heart of the city - the striking Grand Palace, before continuing on to the House of the Reclining Buddha, the Original Thai Massage School and the 24-hour Flower Market. Next we will hop onboard a longtail boats to explore the city's canals, lined with curious stilted houses and gleaming temples. Our boat will drop us off within walking distance of Khao San Road, a popular area for backpackers and hippies. The remainder of the day is free for you to further explore the area - check out some of the many restaurants, market stalls or tailors that line this buzzing stretch of road.

    Day 3 Kwai & Hellfire Pass
    This morning we will drive west of the capital to the small town of Kanchanaburi, famed for its spectacular natural beauty and the part it played in the Second World War. Here we will pay our respects at the Allied War Cemetery before continuing on to the infamous 'Bridge over the River Kwai', immortalised by the film of the same name. We will then board a train for a two hour journey that crosses the bridge before following the tracks to Nam Tok. Disembarking the train we will take a short drive to 'Hellfire Pass', where the POWs were forced to dig through the mountain often using only their bare hands. Later we will board a longtail boat which will take us to our accommodation for the night, a beautiful floating jungle raft. Surrounded by a hundred softly glowing lanterns, the sound of the tropical forest and cool flowing water we will enjoy dinner and a relaxing evening on the deck.

    Day 4 Sukhothai
    Today we will follow Thailand's lifeline - the Chao Phraya River, to Sukhothai, the country's first capital city dating back eight centuries. Upon arrival the remainder of the day will be free - why not relax by the hotel pool at or opt for a famous Thai massage.

    Day 5 Temples of Lampang
    This morning we will explore the UNESCO-listed Sukhothai Historical Park, with monuments dating back to the 13th century - Thailand's golden age, when arts, culture and trade flourished. Today the site contains the ruins of royal palaces, Buddhist Temples and the city gates, walls and moats of the ancient kingdom. Later we will proceed to the charming city of Lampang, known for its horse drawn carriages, shimmering Buddhist temples, and laid back vibe. A short drive from the city we will visit the exquisite Wat Phra That Lampang Luang Temple, surrounded by a picturesque landscape of rolling hills and rice fields. Back in the centre we will take a horse drawn cart around the Old Town, passing the old market, and pay a visit to the ancient Ban Sao Nak teakwood house, a classic example of Thai and Burmese architecture.

    Day 6 Elephant Conservation
    After breakfast we will head to the nearby Thailand Elephant Conservation Centre. Founded in 1993, the centre is home to more than 50 Asian elephants and has made a name for itself for its work in research and conservation. As well as an onsite hospital, the centre also operates a mobile clinic that treats elephants in need of help. Here we can watch elephants bathe in a nearby river, visit the calves at the nursery and enjoy an elephant back ride through jungle paths. Later we will continue to the provincial capital of Chiang Mai, Thailand's second city. Thanks to the prestigious Chiang Mai University the city has a young laid back vibe, and boasts an array of wats, temples, restaurants and markets and possesses an enviable location beneath the foothills of Northern Thailand - the perfect place to kick back for a few days. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure before visiting the bustling night market where you can sample freshly prepared local dishes.

    Day 7 Chiang Mai
    Today is free for you to do as you please, whether it's relaxing with the family by the pool, heading off for some independent exploration, or opting for any additional excursions on offer. Choose from the more relaxing options with spa treatments and massages, to the adrenaline-fuelled with canopy zip lines and rock climbing. No trip to Chiang Mai would be complete without trying a local cooking class and perfecting your very own Pad Thai

    Day 8 Kok River
    Chiang Mai - Chiang Rai. In the morning we will start our journey towards Chiang Rai, passing through spectacular karst scenery, verdant jungle and hillside farms en route. We will stop for lunch at Ta Thon before continuing our journey by water down the Kok River onboard a private long tail boat. Disembarking we will pay a visit to the unconventional Wat Rong Khun Buddhist temple and then proceed to Chiang Rai where we can browse the night market for souvenirs and tasty street food.

    Day 9 Hill Tribes
    Located in the highlands, the charming city of Chiang Rai is a great base for visiting local hill tribes. This morning we will visit a Karen village where we may encounter the famous Long Neck tribe, so known for the rings that the women wear to elongate their necks. Continuing to the border frontier town of Mae Sai, we may have the chance to cross briefly into Myanmar and enter the Burmese town of Tachilek (optional). At Chiang Saen we will visit a viewpoint that allows us see both Myanmar and Laos. From here we will take some time to visit the Opium Museum before returning to Chiang Mai to catch our flight back to Bangkok. On arrival in the city we will transfer to our hotel arriving late in the evening.

    Day 10 Bangkok
    Today our tour arrangements come to an end after breakfast and hotel check-in. A departure transfer will take you and your family to the airport for your onward travel. Of course you are most welcome to extend your stay in Bangkok, and if choosing to book post tour accommodation with us a departure transfer to the airport will be offered at the completion of your post tour accommodation arrangements.

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  • Discover the best of Thailand

    Time for Thailand, 10 Days

    from $1,989*

    • 10 day tour departing Bangkok.
    • 8 nights accommodation in 4-star & Special Class hotels.
    • 1 night accommodation in a floating hotel in the jungle.
    • 9 breakfasts and 1 dinner.
    • Longtail boat cruise on the canals of Bangkok and on the Kok River.
    • Guided sightseeing - Bangkok, Kanchanaburi, Sukhothai, Lampang and Chiang Rai.
    • Horse-drawn cart ride in Lampang.
    • Excursion to the hill tribe villages around Chiang Rai.
    • Train ride over the River Kwai and visit to Hellfire Pass.
    • Economy class flight Chiang Mai - Bangkok.
    • Escorted by an English-speaking Thai tour guide.
    • All relevant transfers and transportation in private air-conditioned vehicles.
    • Airport arrival transfer day 1 & departure transfer day 10.
    • Maximum group size: 24.
    HIGHLIGHTS: Bangkok - Sukhothai - Chiang Rai - Kanchanaburi - Lampang - Chiang Mai

    Discover the Kingdom of Thailand from the lively streets of the capital of Bangkok to the ancient ruins of Sukhothai and the hill tribes of Chiang Rai with a colourful mix of night markets, historic WWII sites and bathing elephants thrown in

    Day 1: Bangkok
    Saturday. Welcome to Bangkok, the ever-alluring capital of Thailand. Arrival transfer to our hotel where our Welcome Meeting takes place later in the evening.

    Day 2: Bangkok City Tour
    This morning we visit the spiritual and religious heart of the city - the striking Grand Palace. Topped by golden stupas, the complex has been the site of royal coronations and is home to the legendary Emerald Buddha. We'll also visit the House of the Reclining Buddha, the Original Thai Massage School and the 24hr Flower Market before boarding longtail boats to explore the city's canals. Known as khlongs, the canals enable surface water to make its way to the sea and have long been a way of getting around Bangkok. On our journey we'll glide by curious stilted houses and gleaming temples whilst old men fish and children folic about on the waters edge. Our boats drop us off within walking distance of Khao San Road, popular with backpackers and hippies. Late afternoon offers free time for you to enjoy the many bars, restaurants, street performers, market stalls and tailors - that will measure you up for a new suit, that line this vibrant road.

    Day 3: Kwai & Hellfire Pass
    It's an early start today as we drive 2.5hrs west of the capital to the small town of Kanchanaburi. Here we pay our respects to the thousands of Allied POWs who perished in the area under the hand of the Imperial Japanese Army. After pausing at the Allied War Cemetery we continue to the infamous 'Bridge over the River Kwai', immortalised by the film of the same name. You have a chance to take pictures before you board a train for a 2 hour journey that crosses the bridge before following the tracks dug by the POWs and locals some 75 years earlier. Disembarking at Nam Tok we have a short drive to 'Hellfire Pass' where the POWs dug through a mountain often using only their bare hands. A fascinating museum at the entrance details the region's history. After our day's sightseeing a leisurely longtail boat ride leads us to our fabulous floating jungle raft hotel. To the beauty of a hundred softly glowing lanterns and the sounds of the tropical forest and cool water flowing by we enjoy dinner and a relaxing evening on the deck.

    Day 4: Sukhothai
    Leaving Kanchanaburi we follow Thailand's lifeline - the Chao Phraya River, where we pass the confluence where four lesser rivers form the 'Mother River'. After stopping for lunch we continue to Sukhothai, the country's first capital city dating back eight centuries. The remainder of the day is free for you to relax by the hotel pool at or treat yourself to a famous Thai massage.

    Day 5: Temples of Lampang
    This morning we explore the UNESCO-listed Sukhothai Historical Park with monuments dating back to the 13th century that illustrate the beginnings of Thai architecture. The entire complex contains 193 ruins spread over 70 sq km of land with a city wall forming a neat rectangle. We next proceed to the city of Lampang, a sedate urban centre with elegant mansions and impressive Lanna-era temples. Wat Phra That Lampang Luang is one of the city's finest examples of Lanna temple and after our visit we take a horse drawn cart around the old town passing the old market. For a glimpse into the opulent life of historic wealthy landlords we visit the Baan Sao Nak, a teakwood house and museum.

    Day 6: Elephant Conservation
    After breakfast we head to the nearby Thailand Elephant Conservation Centre. Founded in 1933 the centre is home to over 50 Asian elephants in a beautiful forest and visitors can watch the daily bathing session before enjoying a ride through the forest on one of these magnificent creatures. Bidding our new animal friends goodbye we continue north-west to the provincial capital of Chiang Mai, sat at the lush foothills of northern Thailand. With hundreds of sacred temples and gorgeous surrounding scenery, Chiang Mai is the perfect place to kick back for a few days. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure before visiting the bustling night market where you can sample numerous local dishes cooked right in front of you It's one of the country's largest night markets so you'll find plenty of interesting trinkets.

    Day 7: Chiang Mai - your way
    A free day for you to relax or participate in some of the many activities on offer. Choose from the more relaxing options with spa treatments and massages, to the adrenaline-fuelled with canopy zip lines and rock climbing. No trip to Chiang Mai would be complete without trying a local cooking class and perfecting your very own Pad Thai.

    Day 8: Kok River
    Our journey today takes us through stunning karst and jungle scenery. Stopping for lunch at Ta Thon we board private long tail boats for a cruise down the Kok River watching rural life pass us by. Farmers work the land where oranges grow whilst men fish along the banks and buffalo wallow in the shallow waters. From our arrival point continue to the unconventional Wat Rong Khun Buddhist temple depicting scenes from modern movies including the Matrix, Star Wars and Superman Proceed to Chiang Rai where we wander the night market for last-minute souvenirs and tasty street food.

    Day 9: Hill Tribes
    The city of Chiang Rai is a great base for visiting local hill tribes and this morning we visit a Karen village where we may encounter the famous Long Neck tribe, so known for the neck rings that the women wear to elongate their necks. Continuing to the border frontier town of Mae Sai, we may have the chance to cross briefly into Myanmar and enter the Burmese town of Tachilek (optional). At Chiang Saen we stand at a viewpoint that lets us see both Myanmar and Laos. We take time to visit the Opium Museum before returning to Chiang Mai to catch our flight back to Bangkok. On arrival in the city we transfer to our hotel arriving late in the evening - not really a problem in 'the city that never sleeps'.

    Day 10: Bangkok - your way
    Today marks the end of your Thai adventure. After breakfast and hotel check out we will transfer you to the airport in time for your onward departure flight. Your most welcome to extend your stay in Bangkok. If choosing to book post tour accommodation with us a departure transfer to the airport will be offered at the completion of your post tour accommodation arrangements.

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  • Explore Vietnam

    Vietnam With Teens, 10 Days

    from $2,079*

    • 10 day tour departing Hanoi.
    • One way economy class airfare from Danang to Saigon.
    • 7 nights accommodation in hotels.
    • 1 night accommodation onboard a deluxe junk boat.
    • 1 night accommodation onboard an overnight sleeper train.
    • 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 1 dinner.
    • Bicycle ride to Tra Que village and cooking demonstration.
    • Halong Bay Junk boat cruise - swim, kayak, explore caves and floating villages.
    • Sampan and row boat journeys in the Mekong Delta.
    • Guided sightseeing - Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, Ho Ain, Mekong Delta and Saigon.
    • All relevant transfers and transportation in private air-conditioned vehicles.
    • Escorted by an English speaking Vietnamese tour guide.
    • Airport arrival and departure transfer.
    HIGHLIGHTS: Hanoi - Hoi An -Hue - Halong Bay - Ho Chi Minh City

    Perfect for travelling with teenagers, Vietnam offers the perfect combination of adventure and excitement for all the family. Explore the backstreets of Hanoi by cyclo, cruise through spectacular Halong Bay, experience rural life in Tra Que, get suited and booted in Hoi An and live the high life in Saigon.

    Day 1 Hanoi
    Saturday. Welcome to Hanoi and the start of your holiday Upon arrival you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free for you and your family to explore the city, with its picturesque tree-lined avenues, scenic lakes, ancient pagodas and bustling old town, all which are easily accessible by foot.

    Day 2 Junk boat cruising, Halong Bay
    Take a moment to picture in your mind some two thousand rugged karst islands dappled with lush vegetation seeming to float on top of pristine emerald coloured waters and you have the natural wonder that is Halong Bay. This morning a scenic drive will take us to this beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site where we will enjoy a junk boat cruise. Based on traditional designs, these wonderful vessels combine oriental style with modern luxury. Soak up the panoramic views from the sundeck as the boat gently plies its course, opt for a swim in the divine waters or hop in a row boat for a visit to a floating village. Tonight, there's a Vietnamese cooking demonstration held on the sundeck before an impressive seafood dinner is served - delicious for even the pickiest of eaters.

    Day 3 Hidden grottoes, Halong Bay
    Wake up to the peaceful serenity of Halong Bay this morning, followed by a calming Tai Chi class on the sundeck or a traditional Vietnamese massage. After exploring a hidden grotto beneath towering cliffs, we will sail to the port for our journey back to Hanoi. Arriving back in the capital we will enjoy a cyclo (rickshaw) ride through the famous Old Quarter, made up of an complex maze of intertwining alleyways and backstreets lined with small houses, handicraft workshops and street food vendors, for a quintessential Vietnamese experience. Later its back to the hotel for some time to refresh and relax before heading to the trains station in the evening to board our overnight journey (4 berth sleeper cabin, basic standard) to Hue on the 'Reunification Express' railway line.

    Day 4 Imperial Hue
    Upon arrival in Hue we will set out on a guided sightseeing tour of this fascinating imperial city. Once the capital of the Nguyen emperors, the last ruling family of Vietnam, UNESCO-listed Hue is full of palaces, pagodas and temples. Two of the main highlights here are the Thien Mu Pagoda, home to the oldest monastery in the city, and the Citadel. Within the walls of the latter is the Imperial Purple Palace - an exact replica of the famed Forbidden City in Beijing, with impressive ramparts, formal moats and imperial palaces, some of which lay in ruin. Outside of the city we will visit the Royal Tombs of the erstwhile Nguyen kings, including the extravagant mausoleums of the two emperors Tu Duc and Khai Dinh. In the evening there will be the chance to opt for a peaceful long boat cruise along the Perfume River as the sun sets and the river banks become illuminated by the dark of nightfall.

    Day 5 Delightful Hoi An
    Today we will travel on to the laidback riverside town of Hoi An, travelling through the picturesque Hai Van Pass - nicknamed the Road of the Ocean Clouds, with beaches on one side and verdant hills on the other. We will break up our journey with a stop at China Beach, an expansive sandy beach made famous by the film 'Apocalypse Now'. Here there will be the chance to opt for a swim in its warm waters before continuing our journey south along the coast. Radiating age-old charm with grand colonial architecture, Hoi An is one of Vietnam's most delightful destinations. The Old Town, recognised as an UNESCO World Heritage Site, is an immaculately preserved example of an Asian trading port with covered bridges, pagodas, temples and merchant houses. The town's beguiling riverside setting adds to the overall picturesque appeal of Hoi An with women in conical hats rowing their wooden vessels downstream and the glow of red lanterns in the evenings reflected on the water's iridescent surface. A short walking tour will take us to a bygone era, with a visit to the Chua Ong Pagoda, Chinese Assembly Hall, a 200-year-old Tam Ky house, former merchants' homes and the 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge.

    Day 6 Village Life
    For a taste of provincial life, today we will take a bicycle ride out of Hoi An to Tra Que village, famed for its traditional farming practises and rural atmosphere. Here enjoy a hands-on day for all the family, tending to the fields and gardens, before taking a lesson in preparation of traditional Vietnamese cuisine. Later enjoy your culinary masterpiece while soaking up the clean air and country views

    Day 7 Hoi An
    Today is free for you to spend as you choose. You may wish to head to the beach for a day of relaxation or hit the town for some serious shopping - the streets of Hoi An are overflowing with tailor shops where you can get your own silk suit made exclusively Hoi An is also something of a culinary mecca with classy restaurants for those who prefer their food served to them and local cooking schools for those who enjoy getting their hands dirty. Alternatively, those seeking a little more culture or history can opt to visit My Son - one of Vietnam's holiest and most evocative Cham sites, or Quang Ngai - the site of the My Lai massacre memorial.

    Day 8 Cruising the Mekong
    An early morning flight will take us to Saigon today, where we will then continue on to the Mekong Delta by road. Known as the 'Rice bowl of Vietnam', the Mekong Delta is brimming with rice paddy fields, colourful fruit orchards, enchanting villages and bustling floating markets. Travelling by sampan from Vinh Long, we will cruise downstream through a maze of waterways, witnessing the activity of everyday life along the way. Passing colourful trading boats, house boats and children playing in the water, we will stop to visit some of the local cottage industries that produce popcorn, coco candies and paper along the way. Later we will enjoy lunch in a traditional wooden home on Dong Hoa Hiep Island.

    Day 9 Mekong & Saigon
    Can Tho - Saigon. This morning we will pay a visit to the colourful floating market of Cai Rang. Here vendors have their boats piled high with goods, from melons, pineapples and fresh greens, to sacks of rice and children's toys. Browse, barter and admire the hundreds of brightly coloured boats lining the banks here before continuing back to Saigon by road. Once called the 'Pearl of the Orient', old and new collide in this modern city as gleaming sky scrapers, glamorous restaurants and designer shops stand side-by-side with colonial era landmarks and post-war remnants. Here we will enjoy a walking tour of the city taking in some of Saigon's most famous landmarks, including the impressive red-brick Neo-Romanesque Notre Dame Cathedral, the central Post Office and the sobering War Remnants Museum. Spend the remainder of the evening at your own leisure - Saigon has plenty of fun to offer all ages

    Day 10 Saigon
    This morning is free for you to do some last minute shopping or sightseeing before your departure transfer to the airport in the afternoon. Why not opt for a relaxing foot massage, bargain for goods at Ben Thanh Market or visit the grand Independence Palace. Alternatively, those with a bit more time to spare can extend their stay and opt to join us on a day trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, where there will be the chance to explore a vast network of underground tunnels and hideouts that were used by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War. Learn about booby traps, climb through trap doors, or even test your skills with an AK 47 at the firing range

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