Tour Pearl Of The East
Tour Pearl Of The East
Tour Pearl Of The East
Tour Pearl Of The East
Tour Pearl Of The East
DAY 1: PHNOM PENH
PHNOM PENH

PHNOM PENH

Phnom Penh was once the Paris of the East. Despite its rapid development, it has retained a lot of its rustic charm and elegance. Sightseeing in the morning will include the Killing Field outside town. Be prepared to be heart wrenched by this stark reminder of the genocide that transpired during Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge regime.

Before lunch at a local restaurant, we will visit the Genocide Museum, see the dazzling white and gold edifice of the Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda, and witness exceptionally beautiful Khmer craft at the National Museum.

We go back to the Ship by “cyclo” – traditional vehicle after our museum visit. Take a rest on your cabin balcony or the lounge and get prepared for an exciting evening event. The evening starts with a variety of cocktails served on the Sundeck. In late afternoon, we will be captivated by a comprehensive lecture on Cambodia’s modern history. BBQ dinner is served right after the lecture. Take a seat and enjoy the Apsara dance performance. Experience the brilliance and richness of this culture, the soothing sounds of traditional music, the calming scent of incense sticks and a barbeque on the sun deck. It is indeed a truly marvelous experience, dining in the open with the moon and the starts as our companions.

Lunch and dinner are included. Overnight in Phnom Penh.

DAY 2: PHNOM PENH – ANGKOR BAN – KAMPONG CHAM
ANGKOR BAN

ANGKOR BAN

We will depart before the break of dawn from Phnom Penh with a stop at the little known Silk island community. We will then return to the Ship and pass by the Mekong’s tranquil villages, exhilarating river life and sun-hardened fishermen on their shift boats.

We will tour the rural Angkor Ban village where time stand still. We are transported back a hundred years into an era unaffected by modernity. The houses here are truly rustic, made by hand and without any concrete. But most of all, we feel overwhelmed by the unbridled warmth of the villagers.

Travelers can take part in the daily activities of the villagers to experience village life first hand. Then, we are back to the Ship to cruise towards Kampong Cham.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Overnight in Kampong Cham.

DAY 3: KAMPONG CHAM – WAT HANCHEY
KAMPONG CHAM

KAMPONG CHAM

We will wake up in the early morning, truly energized to embark on a land journey to the pre-Angkorian temple of Wat Hanchey. Travelers either take a motor-taxi or climb 303 steps to the top. Located at the top of a hill overlooking the river, it offers one of the most breath-taking views in Cambodia. Built in the 8th century, this ancient structure, together with a bigger and newer addition underscores the superb architecture of the Chenla Empire which predates the mighty Angkor temple complex. We even get to engage in light banter with some of the monks in the area. We will return to the Ship to witness a blessing ceremony performed by orange-clad local monks. Lunch on board.

We will then cruise towards Kampong Cham to visit Wat Nokor, a Wat built within the ruins of an ancient temple which holds a timeless story. Visit OBT project of Heritage Line and organization for Basic Training.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Overnight in Kampong Cham.

DAY 4: KAMPONG CHAM – KAMPONG CHHNANG
KAMPONG CHHNANG

KAMPONG CHHNANG

Before the sun peeks over the horizon, the cruiser sets sail towards Kampong Chhnang on the Tonle River – an amazingly narrow river – which glides through leafy swaths of the Southeast Asian jungle. We are greeted by cacophonous children who waive enthusiastically early in the morning when they bring their livestock for a bath in the meandering Tonle River.

Then we approach Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia’s “Water World” where everything is on stilts balanced on water rich soil– it’s an awesome sight whilst practicing Tai Chi on the deck.

Here we take a minivan to see the Khmer-styled pottery at the Aundaung Russey village. Then, it is back to the river for an adventurous motorboat excursion to the wetlands, floating houses and fish farms in the region. The village has no electricity and has around 600 inhabitants.

We then return to the Ship for lunch while cruising the narrow and meandering Tonle Sap River.

Your floating sanctuary will then cruise gently, in the afternoon, along the narrow and meandering Tonle Sap Lake. In the evening, a sumptuous spread will be served. And for the big entertainment – bring along your dance shoes and learn to jiggle the Cambodian way with our staff doubling up as dance instructors. (If you can’t dance, do not fret. Neither can our staff)

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Overnight in the middle of Tonle Sap Lake.

DAY 5: TONLE SAP – SEAM REAP
KAMPONG CHHNANG

TONLE SAP

The Tonle Sap (The Great Lake) is the flowing heart of Cambodia, giving love and life to this nation. The Tonle Sap has more fish than any other lake in the world and is home to an incredible variety of birds, including rare – and endangered – feathered life.

This great lake dominates Cambodia and is the largest freshwater lake in Asia with abundant birdlife. This lake is so wide that one cannot see its shores from the middle of the lake.

Enjoy the stillness of the water and the quiet tranquility on the way to Siem Reap. The water level varies a great deal according to the time of the year and the amount of rainfall recorded. Thus, minor changes to the itinerary may occur during different seasons.

Our Heritage Line cruise liner comes to an end as we reach this city of the fabled Angkor temple complex. We bid farewell to the cruise as our journey comes to an end. But the memories and the friendships made on board linger on for a lot longer.

We will cross the Tonle Lake at dawn and at 09:00am, we will disembark at the Siem Reap Port for onward coach transfer to the drop off point in town.

Breakfast is included.

End of our services.


SUGGESTED ACOMMODATIONS
Option 1: Sofitel Santa Clara

The itineraries are planned with great care, although, for operational reasons, it may be necessary to change the sequence of activities in the itinerary or the specified route, and though such cases are exceptional, in general the itinerary should be treated only as a basic guideline.

This former monastery dating from the 17th Century offers rooms with balconies overlooking the hotel’s grounds or the Caribbean. All of Sofitel Santa Clara’s rooms include flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. Sofitel Santa Clara has 2 restaurants: El Claustro offers international cuisine, while the 1621 restaurant serves fine regional gourmet. Sofitel Santa Clara has extensive spa facilities including 8 cabins for treatments, a gym and a sauna.

Price per Person (3 nights)

$97500Base 2 pax
  • Double Accommodation + Land Services

Option 2: Lm Hotel

With a rooftop swimming pool with views of Cartagena, the hotel offers a hot tub and stylish rooms with free Wi-Fi. Yacht tours and massage sessions can be booked.

Guests staying at Hotel Boutique LM can enjoy luxurious interiors with elegant chandeliers, rugs and dark burgundy sofas. They can take a trip to Popa Hill, just a 15-minute car ride or sunbathe in the poolside deck area. Rooms at Boutique LM are equipped with flat-screen TVs and DVD players. Some of them have balconies and feature baths. All rooms have modern concrete floors, decorated headboards and touches of contemporary design. An breakfast with world famous Colombian coffee is served daily. The restaurant, styled with upholstered chairs and vibrant artwork, serves local flavors and international dishes. Hotel Boutique is a 10-minute car drive from San Felipe Castle. The tour desk can arrange car rental and shuttles to the airport.

This former monastery dating from the 17th Century offers rooms with balconies overlooking the hotel’s grounds or the Caribbean. All of Sofitel Santa Clara’s rooms include flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. Sofitel Santa Clara has 2 restaurants: El Claustro offers international cuisine, while the 1621 restaurant serves fine regional gourmet. Sofitel Santa Clara has extensive spa facilities including 8 cabins for treatments, a gym and a sauna.

Price per Person (3 nights)

$85600Base 2 pax
  • Double Accommodation + Land Services

Option 3: Bastion Hotel

Located in Cartagena Walled City, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Santo Toribio Church, Puerta del Reloj, and San Pedro Claver Church and Convent. Simon Bolivar House and Museum and University of Cartagena are also within 5 minutes. This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Other amenities include a bar/lounge, a rooftop terrace, and meeting rooms.All 51 rooms offer free WiFi, minibars, and LED TVs with cable channels. Room service, rainfall showerheads, and ceiling fans are among the other amenities available to guests.

Price per Person (3 nights)

$82900Base 2 pax
  • Double Accommodation + Land Services

Please Inform Passengers: Tax exemption in hotels will only apply to foreigners who enter the country for tourism and leisure purposes; this means that all passports must be marked with the tourism stamp (different from business stamp) when passing through immigration. Exclusive Destinations won’t be responsible for the lodging taxes if and when passengers enter the country with a different stamp.

IMPORTANT NOTES
  • No reservations have been placed.
  • This is a preliminary costing; hotels may vary according to availability .
  • All entrance fees are subject to change without previous notice
  • Rates are quoted in single/double rooms, for other accommodations such as triple please re-quote.
  • Net prices, valid for 2015, except on Holly Week dates (28 March to 5 April), Christmas & New Year (Dic 17-Jan 18) and other National or Religious Holidays which may have special rates; please verify.
  • The program is quoted beginning on Friday in Bogotá. If beginning in midweek days, the rate may vary.
INCLUSIONS
  • Transportation airport / hotel / airport
  • Nights of accommodation in single/double room
  • Entrance fees and activities as described in the program
  • Meals as described in the program
  • Hotel taxes
  • Private services with local English speaking guides
  • Permanent assistance by our offices in each city
EXCLUSIONS
  • International air fares or domestic air fares
  • Meals or any other item not described in the itinerary
  • Early check-in, late check-out, services and non-mentioned meals in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks during meals, hotel extras and personal spending
  • Tips for guides and hotel staff
  • Activities not described in the program
  • Meals not described in the program
  • Airport taxes

PRICES

All prices are in US Dollars and are subject to change without previous notice. Prices are per person based on two persons, in double occupancy room, unless otherwise specified.


ITINERARY

The itineraries are planned with great care, although, for operational reasons, it may be necessary to change the sequence of activities in the itinerary or the specified route, and though such cases are exceptional, in general the itinerary should be treated only as a basic guideline.


SERVICES NOT INCLUDED

The passenger is responsible for obtaining passports, visas, travel insurance, payment of excess baggage, personal requests such as extra drinks, laundry service, communication (calls, faxes, emails, etc.), national and international airport departure taxes, gratuities, or other services and fees not specified in the itinerary.


UNUSED SERVICES

Some services may be interrupted or cancelled due to climate conditions, force majeure reasons, acts of nature, strikes, etc., or others beyond the control of the hotels, airlines, other suppliers or Exclusive Destinations. No reimbursements will be made as a result of such interruptions or cancellations that escape our control.


INSURANCE

We highly recommend passengers to get trip cancellation, travel repatriation and international medical insurances to cover any inconveniences that may arise during the trip. We also urge them to check with their doctor to update vaccines and review medical concerns regarding international travel.


AIR TICKETS

Prices of air tickets are subject to change without previous notice until their final issuance. Flight schedules are subject to change by the airline companies up until the day of the flight. Additional restrictions, limitations, penalties and/or specific conditions may be placed by the airlines.


BOOKING CONDITIONS

Any reservation must include at least the following information about the passenger(s) or group:

a. Complete names and surnames
b. Nationalities
c. Passport numbers
d. Dates of Birth
e. Gender
f. Dietary restrictions, if any


FIT/GROUP SIZE DEFINITION

FIT’s conditions apply to a set of nine or less travelers.

GROUP conditions apply to a set of ten or more travelers.


PAYMENT CONDITIONS

Full payment is required on behalf of Exclusive Destinations:

  • 45 days prior to the date of arrival for FITs.
  • 60 days prior to date of arrival for Groups.
  • Payment constitutes the acceptance of the terms and conditions set out herein.

CHILDREN´S POLICIES

Discounts will apply only for children younger than 3 years old (2 years, 11 months and 29 days old as an age limit)

A 30% discount off the total cost of an adult rate applies when a child shares the bed with his parents; that means, no additional bed is requested for him. Only one child per each double room is allowed.