TASTE OF SIAM & SINGAPORE

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Phuket, Thailand



6 HRS

Moderately
easy

outdoors

wildlife

culture
Phuket, Elephant Jungle Sanctuary
This is an enjoyable opportunity to spend quality time with elephants in their natural home, as well as gain an insight into their history and behavior.  You will be privileged enough to meet and interact with members of the Karen tribe, and witness stunning views of the surrounding jungle, mountains and beach – all while interacting personally with friendly, happy elephants in a safe and sustainable environment. You will board your waiting van for the 60-minute drive to the Sanctuary. There, you will meet your English-speaking guide and learn a little about the elephants, before changing into traditional Karen clothing.  You will be given bananas and sugar cane to feed to the elephants and then walk with your guide through the Sanctuary, where you will find free-roaming elephants and hear their individual stories. You can touch, feed, photograph, and interact with the elephants at your leisure while you learn about their lifestyle and behaviors. After you have met all the elephants, you will accompany them to a nearby mud spa. Get muddy with the elephants as you apply a healthy cosmetic mud treatment to their skin. Next, you will walk with the elephants to a nearby river and join them in the water for a refreshing bath. Take a swim and help bathe and brush the elephants while they wade through and play in the water. Once the elephants are clean, you can take some final photos with them, and then it will be time to part ways with your new friends and change into some dry clothes. Finally, have a meal and seasonal fresh fruit.  There will be time to relax at Naithon Beach before your ride back to the ship, enjoying the lovely rural scenery along the way.

Please note: The order of events may change. Wear comfortable shoes, a hat, and sunglasses, bring sunscreen, insect repellent, towel, change of clothes and your camera.



price $169
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Ko Phi Phi, Thailand



7 HRS

Strenuous

snorkeling

outdoors

wildlife

boating
Ko Phi Phi, Phi Phi Island Trekking
Board a long-tailed boat to see the highlight of Phi Phi Island called Koh Phi Phi Lay, which was featured in the movie “The Beach” with Leonardo DiCaprio.  This tour will be the ultimate tropical island experience. You can laze on the beach, or get a snorkel and mask to view the abundant array of tropical fish swimming over the coral reef. Then you will proceed to a short trekking program and visit the famous View Point.  You will have a 1-hour walk up to the View Point where you will then have 30-45 minutes to enjoy the view.  The View Point is about 610 feet above sea level and is a prime spot for photos. 

Please note: Wear your swimsuit and bring a towel, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat. Snorkeling gear will be provided. It is also recommended that you bring walking shoes or sneakers for the hike. This tour will include a Thai lunch served family style. There is no wheelchair access to the boats.


price $199
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4 HRS

Moderate

watersports

snorkeling

boating
Ko Phi Phi, Snorkel at Bamboo Isla by Traditional Boat
Here is an opportunity for relaxation at the beach. Bamboo Island is a tiny island 3 miles from Ko Phi Phi that can only be accessed by long-tailed boat. You will meet at the beach and take your long-tailed boat to the small white-sand beach emerging from the beautiful turquoise waters.  Along the way you will pass Rantee Bay and Laem Tong Beach, both lovely Ko Phi Phi beaches.  Landing at Bamboo Island, you will have 3 hours for activities that can include sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling the coral reef that is only 165 feet from the white-sand beach and relaxing or walking the entire island which can be done in in 30-45 minutes.  

Please note: Wear your swimsuit and bring a towel, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat. Snorkeling gear will be provided. This tour is not suitable for those with mobility issues. There is no wheelchair access to the boats.



price $159
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Ipoh (Lumut), Malaysia



7.5 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

dining

walking
Lumut, Cave & Temple Experience
This tour will provide you with an opportunity to visit the largest limestone cave on the Malaysian Peninsula. You will head inland to visit Gua Tempurong. Made up of five huge domes, the cave’s well-lit interior shows off amazing formations of stalactites and stalagmites.  As you enter through the walkway on stilts over the cave river, you will see layers of white marble stone slabs and walls with different hues. Walking deeper to the dimmed showcase gallery, you will be struck by the beauty of the Golden Flowstone, standing at a height of 295 feet. Stalagmites and stalactites on the walls and ceilings take various astounding sizes and shapes. Your eyes seem to play tricks on you when images of dolphin, jellyfish, tiger, lion, a cow's head, seahorse, an old man, Lord of Buddha, and Zorro's eye come into view.  
After lunch, you will proceed to the Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple which is situated in the natural and picturesque area of Gunung Rapat on a 12-acre site. The most unique thing about the caves is there is another great garden view once you get inside the caves. The award winning landscape garden features a jogging path circling two lakes and one of the longest reflexology footpaths in Ipoh.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes. Bring your sunglasses, sunscreen, local currency, a hat and raincoat or poncho. Travel time to Ipoh is 2.5 hours each way. This tour involves plenty of walking and is not advisable for wheelchair guests or those with mobility issues. Heart patients and those suffering from claustrophobia should limit themselves to show caves. Cavers should be free from allergies related to limestone and bat guano.

price $119
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7.5 HRS

Moderate
Lumut, Heritage Walking Tour of Ipoh
This tour showcases the British influence on the architecture of this region. As you drive in to Ipoh, you will see buildings constructed in elegant classical style, which would not look out of place in England. Your first stop will be at Ipoh’s Railway Station –completed in 1917. From there, some of the other structures you will see are the Birch Memorial, Chartered Bank Building – dating back from 1924, Mercantile Bank, Royal Ipoh Club – founded in 1895, and used as a laundry house for the Japanese soldiers; and The Church of St. John Divine the largest church in Malaysia. Continue on to St. Michael’s Institutions – with over 2,000 pupils housed in a massive Gothic style building, Town Padang Mosque, Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank, and Han Chin Pet Soo building in Treacher Street (Jalan Bijeh Timah) established in 1929 as a Chinese tin-miners' club. Proceed on to Panglima Lane, a narrow street known delightfully as “Second Concubine Lane.” Originally a district of prostitution, opium dens and gambling joints, this street was later turned into a residential area. After lunch you will make your  way back to the pier.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes. Bring your sunglasses, sunscreen, local currency, a hat and raincoat or poncho. Travel time to Ipoh is 2.5 hours each way. This tour involves plenty of walking and is not advisable for wheelchair guests or those with mobility issues.

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price $69
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia



7.5 HRS

Moderate

dining

culture

sightseeing
Kuala Lumpur, Highlights of Kuala Lumpur City
Your journey begins as you board your motor coach for a half day tour to some of Kuala Lumpur‘s most fascination and colorful sights. You’ll pass by industrial and commercial developments, small town ships and the impressive expressway developments before arriving to your first destination. KL Forest Eco Park is one of the oldest permanent forest reserves in the country and is the only remaining tropical rainforest in the heart of the city. KL Forest Eco Park functions as a Green Lung as well as a recreational area for city dwellers. Here you will see the rich variety of flora that flourishes within the forest including rare herbs, creepers, ferns, climbers and giant bamboo grasses. Visit KL tower, rising over 1,381 feet. The telecommunications and broadcasting tower also houses shops, restaurants, an open air amphitheater and a mini-theater that will show a documentary on the tower’s construction. A walk ride up to the sky deck and observation deck will reward you with stunning views of the city. Experience the sky box made up of transparent glass that will offer you a spectacular 360 degree view of Kuala Lumpur and the Klang Valley.  After lunch, a short drive will take you past the Moorish-style architecture of the Old Railway Station and the extraordinary National Mosque.  Built in 1965, the modern mosque’s 240-foot minaret and "blue umbrella" roof - situated among 13 acres of gardens, reflecting pools and fountains - are distinctive and impressive. The day will not be complete without a photo stop at Petronas Twin Towers.

Please note: Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.  Bring your sunglasses, sunscreen, local currency , hat and rain gear. On rainy days the sky deck and sky box will not be open. You must be at least 13 years of age to visit the sky deck and wheelchairs are not allowed. 

price $99
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8.5 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

sightseeing
Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur Cultural & Heritage Discovery
Depart from the port and you will head toward the spellbinding Batu Caves. Rising almost 328 feet above ground, the Batu Caves are actually a complex of ancient limestone caverns. Since their discovery in 1891, Hindu devotees have filled the caves with colorful Hindu shrines; today, the complex is considered to be one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside of India. The next sight you’ll see is the 141-foot tall gilded statue of the deity Lord Murugan standing guard over the 272 steps that lead to Cathedral Cave, the grandest of all the caves. After climbing the flight of stairs you’ll be rewarded with a majestic cavern with a 300-foot high ceiling. Inside, you’ll find ornate Hindu shrines and a statue of Rama sitting in the back. From here, you will take a monorail ride and proceed to the “new City Center of Kuala Lumpur,” where it is now known as KLCC. Here are the renowned Petronas Twin Towers, soaring 1,483 feet into the sky.  After lunch, you will drive past National Mosque and proceed to the Merdeka Square. Also known as Independence Square, this historical area is home to the Royal Selangor Club and site of the August 31, 1957 proclamation declaring Malaysia’s independence from Britain. You will also see Central Market Kuala Lumpur which dates back to 1888. Central Market Kuala Lumpur is a great place to celebrate and enjoy Malaysian festivals, cultural showcases and local artistic talent. It is also an excellent destination for a great variety of local souvenirs, arts, crafts and collectibles. On the way back to port, stop by the Thean Hou Temple, a landmark 6-tiered Chinese temple located on 1.67 acres of land atop a little hill. The temple, built by the Hainanese community is dedicated to the Goddess Tian Hou (The Heavenly Mother).

Please note: tour route may vary based on congestion. Wear comfortable walking shoes, bring local currency, your sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat and rain gear.


price $49
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7 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

sightseeing
Kuala Lumpur, Petronas Twin Tower Skybridge & City Tour
This tour will take you in to the bustling city of Kuala Lumpur. Your first stop will be at the National Monument. This 49-foot-tall bronze monument was built to pay tribute to the valiant soldiers who gave their lives defending the country during the Insurgency in the 1950s and World War II. Then continue on to Independence Square, one of the most photographed sites in all of Malaysia and the playing field of the Royal Selangor Club, the National History Museum, St. Mary’s Cathedral, the impressive Sultan Abdul Samad Building and where parades and Independence Day festivities are celebrated. You’ll then proceed to Kuala Lumpur's iconic Petronas Twin Towers. Soaring 1,483 feet into the sky, the towers are united by a sky bridge that rises 557 feet above street level, making it the tallest sky bridge in the world. The majestic steel and glass towers look very 21st century but their design is based in ancient Islamic tradition - the 241-foot tall spires, which sit atop the towers are reminiscent of the minarets that adorn mosques. Your final stop of the day is the Suria KL Shopping Centre where you’ll have almost two hours to shop at your leisure. Stretched over 1.4 million square feet, here you’ll find 450 outlets offering something for everyone - have lunch in one of the many restaurants, shop in the fashionable boutiques, have fun in the entertainment centers, sit down for cup of coffee in a coffeehouse, work out in a fitness center or unwind in a spa.

Please note: Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Bring local currency, a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.

price $69
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5 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

culture

sightseeing
Kuala Lumpur, Visit Tradtional Malay Home
Your journey will begin as you board your motor coach for a 90-minute ride.  The Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman is one of the oldest surviving traditional Malay houses. Built in stages between 1910 and the early 1930s, it was owned by the local headman of Mukim Bagan Samak, Bandar Baharu  Kedah. Originally located in Kampung Sungai Kechil, a small village in the northern part of Peninsula Malaysia, it was rescued, relocated and restored (1996 – 1997) by Badan Warisan Malaysia. Today, it stands as one of the finest remaining of Malay Vernacular architecture. Located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur with its many high rise buildings, the Rumah Penghulu is surrounded by a traditional herb and heritage garden which has over 50 species of trees and plants of environmental, cultural and historic interest to Malaysians. You will experience the Kampung lifestyle, and ceremonies related to weddings and the birth of a child. You will be involved in a hands-on demonstrations as well as sampling traditional food and drinks. You also will experience traditional Malay games like Congkak and Gasing. Before returning to the port, you will have a photo stop at the magnificent Petronas Twin Towers.

Please note: Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

price $89
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Malacca, Malaysia



6 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

sightseeing
Malacca, Explore Historic Malacca with Lunch
This tour will reveal Malacca’s prosperous trading heritage and numerous foreign interlopers who include the Portuguese, Dutch and British.  You will begin your tour with a photo stop at Porta de Santiago - the only remains of the Dutch fortifications that were blown up by the British – before seeing The Stadthuys, arguably Malacca’s most photographed building.  Constructed in the mid-1600s it is believed to be the oldest Dutch building in the East.  Continue on to the ruins of St Paul’s Church, where the remains of St. Francis Xavier were briefly enshrined.  Visit the Melaka Sultanate Palace, a replica of the original 15th century wooden palace, which is now a Cultural Museum.  You will take a ride up to the 360-degree viewing tower, Menara Taming Sari, at a height of 262 feet.  You will see a spectacular and panoramic view of Melaka UNESCO World Heritage City from the cabin deck.  Proceed on to cross the bridge, which will lead you to Chinatown. Walk to the Baba & Nyonya Museum, showing typical 19th century Baroque style homes of wealthy Chinese families.  Continue on to Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, the oldest Chinese temple in Malaysia, and Kampung Kling Mosque. As you continue on to Jonker Street, you will see many antique and curio shops.  This is the final stop and you will enjoy lunch at Casa Del Rio Hotel or alternative for a taste of mixed culture and traditions!

Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking at times over flat and sloping surfaces, with steps to negotiate some sites visited. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests in wheelchairs. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Bring sunglasses, sunscreen, local currency, a hat and a poncho. Tour order may vary to avoid congestion. 




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4 HRS

Moderate

culture

sightseeing
Malacca, Historic Malacca
This fascinating tour reveals Malacca’s glorious heritage. The streets and buildings are steeped in history illustrating its prosperous trading heritage and numerous foreign interlopers that include the Portuguese, Dutch and British. You will begin your tour with a visit to the Princess Hang Li Poh’s Well (King’s Well) – located at the foothill of Bukit China and next to Sam Po Temple. It was built in 1459 by the followers of Princess Hang Li Poh and was the main source of water in the town. Continue your walk to the Bukit Cina (also known as Chinese Hill) Chinese Cemetery, the largest and oldest Chinese graveyard outside of China itself with over 12,500 graves.  You will proceed to the Dutch Square - the hub of the town due to its proximity to the river mouth. You will see town hall (Stadthuys),  the church (Christ Church), market square and a school that all reflect the character of ancient European towns. Cross the bridge to Malacca’s Chinatown. Walk to Cheng Ho Cultural Museum, a gallery housing exhibits about Chinese Ming Dynasty admiral, Cheng Ho (Zheng He). In a warehouse to the north of the Melaka River, the gallery has exhibits on the admiral’s life. Then visit Jonker’s Street, the main street of Chinatown before you return back to the pier.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes. Bring sunglasses, sunscreen, local currency, a hat and a poncho.

price $49
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4 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

sightseeing
Malacca, Malacca & Countryside
Departing from the pier, you’ll proceed to a small rubber tree plantation, where you will have an opportunity to see local rubber tappers in action. Malaysia produces almost 20% of the world's natural rubber. Next, you will visit  a palm oil plantation before heading to the village of legendary Malay warrior, Hang Tuah. It is commonly believed that Kampung Duyung (Mermaid Village) was the home of this legendary warrior during the early days of the Malacca Sultanate. The village highlights the cultural, architectural and traditional values of the Malay community and consists of the houses of the five most renowned Malay warriors during the Malacca Sultanate. Stop briefly for photos and souvenir shopping outside the Stadthuys. Built as the official residence for the Dutch governors and their officers, the Stadthuys is an excellent example of Dutch period architecture. Continue to Porta de Santiago—a Portuguese-built fortress—and St Paul's Church, where missionary St. Francis Xavier was briefly interred in 1553. You will also have a chance to take photos outside the Sultan's Palace—a replica of the original 15th century palace of Malacca's now-extinct Sultanate. The palace also houses the Culture Museum.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes. Bring sunglasses, sunscreen, local currency, a hat and a poncho. Tour order may vary to avoid congestion. There are about 100 steps up and around this tour.

price $49
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4 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

sightseeing

boating
Malacca, Walk The Dutch Trail
Walk back through time as you discover the great empires of Malaccathe Malay Sultanate, the Portuguese, the Dutch and the British.  After tendering from the ship to the local jetty, you will embark on a boat for a scenic cruise on the Malacca River. Along the way, pass through the downtown area, where you can see old warehouses, shop houses, bridges and traditional Malay villages. Next, a short walk from the jetty will bring you to Stadthuys and Christ Church for a brief photo stop. The Stadhuys is the most imposing relic of Dutch rule and features salmon red walls, heavy wooden doors and wrought-iron hinges. It now houses the Historical Museum. The adjacent Christ Church is a Dutch Reformed church constructed in 1753. Proceed to the Porta de Santiago. Although the original fortress dates from 1511, a small gatehouse is the only remaining part of the fortress still standing. After a photo stop here, you will head to the Sultanate Palace, a replica of a 15th century palace that currently is a cultural museum.  Then you will take a trishaw ride along the Street of Harmony where you will pass the Sri Poyyatha Vinayagar Moorthi Temple, one of the first Hindu temples in Malaysia, the Kampong Kling Mosque with its 3-tiered roof and make a brief stop at the Cheng Hoon Temple, built in 1646. It is the oldest functioning Chinese temple in Malaysia. Your tour will conclude with a brief ride by rickshaw back to the tender pier.

Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 328 yards, at times over flat and sloping surfaces, with 10 steps to negotiate at the sites visited, a few steps to negotiate to embark/disembark the riverboat and tender. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests in wheelchairs. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Bring sunglasses, sunscreen, local currency, a hat and a poncho. Tour order may vary to avoid congestion. 


price $59
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Singapore



3.5 HRS

Moderate

culture

sightseeing
Singapore, City Experience with Transfer to Airport
This tour will be a great way to relax and explore Singapore.  Leaving the port you will drive into the city and see the Civic District, past the Padang Area, Cricket Club, Parliament House, Supreme Court, City Hall as well as Merlion Park. As you drive past the City Centre, you will be impressed by the fantastic work of visionary architect Moshe Safdie. The Marina Bay waterfront. The Marina Bay Sands is considered the world's most expensive resort casino property, and dominates the skyline and Singapore's new financial district. You will get to visit the oldest Buddhist-Taoist temple in Singapore - the Thian Hock Keng Temple before heading to Chinatown. You will drive past Arab Street to view the magnificent Sultan Mosque before a quick stop at Little India. Your final stop will be the National Orchid Garden, displaying the world's largest collection of orchids in full splendor. It houses over 1,000 species and 2,000 hybrids of orchids. See the "dignitaries," such as Margaret Thatcher, Nelson Mandela, Laura Bush and Princess Diana in the VIP (Very Important Plants) Garden. Packed with fond memories as well as load of photographs, your motor coach will take you to the airport.

Please note:  Bring local currency, your credit card, camera, umbrella or poncho in case of rain. Order of sites visited may vary.


price $65
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

culture

sightseeing
Singapore, City Experience with Transfer to Hotel
This tour will be a great way to relax and explore Singapore.  Leaving the port you will drive into the city and see the Civic District, past the Padang Area, Cricket Club, Parliament House, Supreme Court, City Hall as well as Merlion Park. As you drive past the City Centre, you will be impressed by the fantastic work of visionary architect Moshe Safdie. The Marina Bay waterfront. The Marina Bay Sands is considered the world's most expensive resort casino property, and dominates the skyline and Singapore's new financial district. You will get to visit the oldest Buddhist-Taoist temple in Singapore - the Thian Hock Keng Temple before heading to Chinatown. You will drive past Arab Street to view the magnificent Sultan Mosque before a quick stop at Little India. Your final stop will be the National Orchid Garden, displaying the world's largest collection of orchids in full splendor. It houses over 1,000 species and 2,000 hybrids of orchids. See the "dignitaries," such as Margaret Thatcher, Nelson Mandela, Laura Bush and Princess Diana in the VIP (Very Important Plants) Garden. Packed with fond memories as well as load of photographs, your motor coach will take you to the airport.

Please note:  Bring local currency, your credit card, camera, umbrella or poncho in case of rain. Order of sites visited may vary.

price $65
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4 HRS

Moderate

biking

hiking

watersports

horseback

snorkeling
Singapore, Gardens by the Bay and its Rhapsody Show
One of the top places to visit in Asia is the Garden by the Bay which spans over 250 acres and is the latest highlight for visitors to Singapore. Built with a cost of over 1 million dollars, the gardens opened in June 2012 and have already been billed as – A MUST VISIT” attractions on this island. On this tour you will enjoy a visit to the spectacular gardens before an evening viewing of the colorful “Garden Rhapsody” light show. Gardens by the Bay houses 2 domes or conservatories – the Cloud Forest and Flower Dome which are climate controlled indoor glasshouses. Within the gardens there are also 18 impressive looking Supertrees (tree-like structures) which are vertical gardens up to 164 feet tall. Along with providing a bird’s-eye-view of the entire gardens they also collect rainwater, generate solar power and act as vending ducts for park conservatory.  After you visit the 2 conservatories, you will have time to purchase dinner from the open-air food court - Satay by the Bay or the cafe inside the garden before finding a spot to watch the Garden Rhapsody show. The Ssupertrees within the Gardens by the Bay will come alive at night with this magnificent sound and light show. At the end of the show, re-board your motor coach and return to the ship.

Please note:  Bring local currency, your credit card, camera, umbrella or poncho in case of rain. Rhapsody Show is subject to weather conditions.

price $79
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4 HRS

Moderate

wildlife

sightseeing
Singapore, Night Safari
Take the opportunity to visit the world’s first Night Safari, set in 99 acres of secondary jungle that will unfold the mystery and drama of the tropical jungle after dusk with stunning effects. You will see a myriad of nocturnal animals from fierce predators to timid forest dwellers that wander in their natural habitats under subtle moonglow lighting. You will roam the jungle in the complete safety and comfort of a tram which will bring you through the east and west loops. You will pass by a large reservoir and weave through selected habitats designed specifically to replicate the natural environment from Himalayan Foothills to Southeast Asian Rainforest and Indian Subcontinent.  At the end of the tram ride, you can explore further on the walking trail or take a break by doing some shopping at the gift shop or pamper yourself with a cone of ice cream.

Please note:  Bring local currency, your credit card, camera, umbrella or poncho in case of rain.

price $89
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