Offering in-depth sightseeing packages for travelers seeking to
delve into a single area, Pacific Delight World Tours has launched
seven Single City Packages, adding Saigon, Bali and Hong Kong to a
roster that also includes Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore and
The seven- and eight-day packages include extensive sightseeing
and free time for travelers to independently explore major Asian
cities, add a variety of optional excursions, add extra nights, and
stay in first-class accommodations with off-season rates starting
at $815 per person, double; land-only rates starting at $250.
Seven-day Saigon Sojourn, with accommodations at the deluxe Omni
Saigon Hotel, offers a full-day city tour, giving travelers a base
from which to further explore on their own including the Notre Dame
Cathedral, the French-style Central Post Office, Reunification
Palace, Ben Thanh Market, and three pagodas: Jade Emperor, Saigon’s
oldest Giac Lam and Thien Hau. Excursions take in the Cu Chi
Tunnels, the network of secret tunnels used during the war and a
boat trip on the Mekong.
Bali Vistas, an eight-day package of sightseeing and independent
exploration, includes a full-day orientation sightseeing tour of
the villages of Batubulan, Celuk, Mas, Ubud and Kintamani; a full
day in the highland of Bedugul that includes visits to the fruit
and flower market of Candi Kuning, the former Royal temple, Taman
Ayun, the monkey forest at Alas Kedaton and Tanah Lot Temple.
Two Hong Kong packages a seven day SuperValue and an eight-day
Vistas offer sightseeing to Stanley Market, the beaches of Repulse
Bay, Aberdeen Bay’s sampan colony and a panoramic view of the city
and its harbor from Victoria Peak. Free optional daily activities
include tai chi classes, pearl and jade classes, discussions on
antiques by an expert authenticator, and classes on the art of feng
Included sightseeing on the seven-day Bangkok SuperValue
showcases two of the capital city’s most popular sites the
100-building Royal Grand Palace complex and the sacred Temple of
the Emerald Buddha at Wat Phra Kaeo, as well as a longboat cruise
along the city’s canals. Optional excursions range from a Thai
dinner and classical dance at Banthai Restaurant to a full day in
Seven-day Shanghai SuperValue has Friday departures from Los
Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Seattle and Portland with
highlights including the emporium-lined Nanjing or Huai Hai Road,
the Shanghai Museum, Jade Buddha Temple, a walk along the
European-styled Bund and a performance at the Children’s Palace.
Optional excursions range from a Chinese dinner with acrobatic show
to a scenic train ride to Suzhou and extensive touring.
Singapore SuperValue, also seven days, focuses on diversity -
Little India, Chinatown, the People’s Market and renowned Botanic
Garden. Travelers can add a Night Safari, a combination tram ride
and walking tour through a jungle setting, Asian cooking lessons
from some of the region’s most experienced chefs; a harbor cruise
aboard a replica of an Imperial Ming Dynasty ship; and a day in
Sentosa, Singapore’s resort island, with visits to Asia’s largest
tropical oceanarium and Images of Singapore Museum.
Seven-day Beijing SuperValue visits Tian An Men Square, the
Forbidden City, treasure-filled Imperial Palace, the Summer Palace,
the Great Wall, the statue-lined Sacred Way of the Ming Tombs and
Chiang Ling Exhibition Hall. Optional sightseeing includes a Hutong
tour, riding a Pedi cab along the ancient narrow streets, a visit
to a courtyard-style residence and a panoramic city view from atop
Drum Tower Pagoda.
The packages include roundtrip trans-Pacific air,
accommodations, local professional, bilingual guides, sightseeing,
daily breakfast and some lunches (except Hong Kong), transfers,
baggage handling, hotel taxes and service charges. Daily departures
through March, 2006 are offered on most packages from both coasts
aboard United, Northwest or Cathay Pacific, with add-on fares from
dozens of North American cities.