Savor beauty and culture on Collette Vacations’ new Flavors of Thailand tour09/21/2011 - For a limited time, travelers can save $200 off the land only price of this new tour when booked by 12/31/11.
Pawtucket, Rhode Island – Travelers heading to Southeast Asia are invited to take advantage of Collette’s early booking incentive.* From now until December 31, 2011, travel agents who book their clients on Collette’s new Flavors of Thailand tour – or any one of the 15 new tours Collette has unveiled for 2012 – will enjoy savings of up to $500 per couple depending on the tour.
“We wanted to introduce a new escorted tour to Thailand for travelers seeking a fresh take on traditional tours to the region. By combining world-famous attractions and the not-so-familiar, Flavors of Thailand is designed to help passengers develop a multi-dimensional perspective on the country as well as discover another way of life,” explains Krystle Ang, Collette’s Product Manager for Asia. “Exotic destinations like Thailand deliver the mystique of travel and the promise of the unknown.”
Some experiences on this tour that deliver the unfamiliar are a pre-dawn visit to a local market where Collette clients will participate in the offering of alms to hundreds of saffron-robed monks. Also, visit the Akha and Lisu hill tribes and share a simple lunch; travel through the jungle to Maesa Elephant Camp; stroll along the historic Bridge over the River Kwai; embark on a Mekong river cruise and visit the Hall of Opium at the Golden Triangle. Enjoy unique culinary experiences including a welcome dinner at a restored teak house, a picnic by the Mekong, lunch at a community development restaurant, and a farewell dinner at a riverside art gallery.
In addition to unique experiences, this tour includes traditional must-see sights like the Grand Palace and a stop at Wat Phra Kaew, home of the Emerald Buddha; shopping at Chiang Mai’s famous night market; and a trip to the iconic Damnoen Saduak floating market. Also, visit The Golden Buddha, one of the world’s largest solid gold statues and Wat Po, temple of The Reclining Buddha – all truly rich experiences ideal for first-time visitors.
This Collette tour is 14 days, 24 meals, with an incredible starting at price of $1349 per person, double, land only. Some dates are guaranteed departure dates. Each tour includes the services of a professional tour manager throughout the journey in addition to expert local guides and an industry-leading cancellation waiver that allows passengers to cancel any time prior to the day of departure and receive a full cash refund. Collette Vacations is also the only major US travel tour operator that offers the benefit of complimentary roundtrip home to airport sedan service on all air-inclusive tours, enabling travelers to begin their vacation at home, all included in the published air-inclusive tour price (gratuities included).
For information on these tours, visit www.collettevacations.com or call 800-611-3361.
*Offer is valid on new bookings only made between 9/2/11 and 12/31/12 for travel between 5/1/12 and 4/30/13 on 2012 new tours only. Offers can expire earlier due to space or inventory availability. Space is on a first come, first served basis. Offer is not valid on group bookings or combinable with any other offer. Other restrictions may apply.
Collette Vacations is a family-owned business headquartered in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. For over 90 years, Collette’s team of travel enthusiasts has fulfilled millions of vacation dreams - offering 125 programs to destinations on all 7 continents. Tours range from small group tours, family vacations, educational travel, train journeys, river cruises and vacations that feature a Collette Foundation site visit. With knowledgeable, professional tour managers, an industry-leading cancellation waiver, and complimentary roundtrip home to airport sedan service on all air-inclusive tours, Collette Vacations makes seeing the world simple and hassle-free.