STAR COLLECTOR: PHILIPPINE COASTLINES, MALAYSIAN MONUMENTS

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Star Collector: Philippine Coastlines, Malaysian Monuments

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Hundred Islands, Philippines



6 HRS

Moderately
easy

watersports

outdoors

boating
Hundred Islands, Island Escapade and Panoramic Tour with Governors Island Stop
Hundred Islands National Park, in Alaminos City is one of the most interesting destinations and the setting of popular water recreational activities such as diving, snorkeling, kayaking or just plain basking under the sun in one of the three developed islands. The Hundred Island tour includes a ride in a motorized banca as you cruise different islets. Once your yacht anchors near Quezon Island, yacht tenders or Zodiacs will shuttle guests to Quezon Island where you will board an outrigger motor boat to begin your island tour. For the next 45-60 minutes you will tour Marcos Island, Cathedral Island, Quezon Island, Bat Island, Children’s Island, Cuenco Island, Governor’s Island and Mayor’s Island. You will stop at Governor’s Island and take a walk going up to the peak with its fantastic view of Hundred Islands. Spend some time at Quezon Island where you can kayak, swim, try fish feeding at the marine sanctuary or view the giant clam sanctuary. Acoustic singer and folk dancers will entertain you while on the island. Other activities include snorkeling and ziplining. 

Please note: Food and drinks can be brought from the yacht. Bring your swimsuit, a towel, sunscreen, snorkeling gear, sunglasses, local currency or US currency and bottled water

price $149
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Manila, Philippines



3.5 HRS

Moderate

culture

sightseeing
Manila, Downtown Manila Tour
You will depart from the pier for a tour of downtown Manilla.  You will pass the Planetarium, the National Museum, Manila City Hall and head over the Jones Bridge and past  Filipino-Chinese Friendship Arch to Binondo, is a typical small Chinese town, referred to as the local "China Town."  This district is the center of commerce and trade for all types of businesses run by Filipino-Chinese merchants.  It is also famous for wholesale stores and restaurants serving top rated Chinese dishes. You will see the Binondo Church founded in 1596 on your way to the Chinese Cemetery. The Manila Chinese Cemetery is the second oldest cemetery in Manila and was designated as the resting place for the Chinese citizens who were denied burial in Catholic cemeteries during the Spanish colonial period. The dead were buried in fully functional houses with bathrooms kitchens, bedrooms and often air conditioning. Tomb houses of the Chinese Cemetery have front doors that are locked. Every tomb is unique, every tomb has its story to tell, and you can easily spend a lot of time exploring this fascinating place. You will then head for La Loma, where you will see a narrow road lined with rows and rows of roast suckling pig or lechon cooked over live charcoals. You will make a photo stop and head for Quiapo Church, famous for the Black Nazarene, a life-size image of Christ believed to be miraculous. Around the church is a fascinating gathering of vendors selling candles and curiosities like amulets and folk cures for obscure ailments. 

Please note: Bring sunscreen and wear a hat and comfortable walking shoes.


price $89
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4 HRS

Moderate

culture

sightseeing
Manila, Intramuros and Quiapo Church Tour
Your first stop will be at Rizal Park which was named after National Hero Dr. Jose Rizal. Across the monument, you’ll see a marble marker designated as KM 0 for road distances on the island of Luzon and the rest of the Philippines. You will take a short walk to the exact spot where Rizal was executed. Then your tour will continue to Quaipo Church, famous for the Black Nazarene, a life-size image of Christ believed to be miraculous. Around the church is a fascinating gathering of vendors selling candles and curiosities like amulets and folk cures for obscure ailments. Next stop will be at Old Intramuros built by the Spaniards and home of the elite during that long period of Spanish colonization in the Philippines. The battle for the liberation of Manila in 1945 during World War II left the area in ruins. Your last stop on this tour will be Fort Santiago, one of the oldest forts in Manila. It was here that Dr. Jose Rizal spent his last days and where he wrote his famous “My Last Farewell.”

Please note: Bring sunscreen and wear a hat and comfortable walking shoes.

price $99
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8 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

outdoors

dining

sightseeing

boating
Manila, Pagsanjan Falls Tour
Here’s an opportunity to see one of the major attractions of this part of the Philippines. The 3-drop falls is most popularly reached by boat – a once-in-a-lifetime experience.  You will board your motor coach for the 2.5-hour drive to Pagsanjan Falls. The scenic town of Pagsanjan is on the southeast side of Laguna de Bay, the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. You will be given instruction and a life jacket to board the bamboo canoe that will take you on a thrilling river ride between picturesque canyon walls through 14 rapids upstream to the falls with an added thrill of riding through the main cascade into a hidden cave.  Following your 60-minute ride you will have a buffet lunch at Pagsanjan. 

Please note: Wear sunscreen and comfortable clothing. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

price $189
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4 HRS

Moderate

culture

sightseeing
Manila, Intramuros and Quiapo Church Tour
Your first stop will be at Rizal Park which was named after National Hero Dr. Jose Rizal. Across the monument, you’ll see a marble marker designated as KM 0 for road distances on the island of Luzon and the rest of the Philippines. You will take a short walk to the exact spot where Rizal was executed. Then your tour will continue to Quaipo Church, famous for the Black Nazarene, a life-size image of Christ believed to be miraculous. Around the church is a fascinating gathering of vendors selling candles and curiosities like amulets and folk cures for obscure ailments. Next stop will be at Old Intramuros built by the Spaniards and home of the elite during that long period of Spanish colonization in the Philippines. The battle for the liberation of Manila in 1945 during World War II left the area in ruins. Your last stop on this tour will be Fort Santiago, one of the oldest forts in Manila. It was here that Dr. Jose Rizal spent his last days and where he wrote his famous “My Last Farewell.”

Please note: Bring sunscreen and wear a hat and comfortable walking shoes.

price $99
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8 HRS

Moderate

dining

culture

sightseeing
Manila, Old & New Metropolis Tour
Your first stop will be at Rizal Park which was named after National Hero Dr. Jose Rizal. Across the monument, you’ll see a marble marker designated as KM 0 for road distances on the island of Luzon and the rest of the Philippines. You will take a short walk to the exact spot where Rizal was executed.  Then your tour will continue with an overall view of old downtown Manila passing by Planetarium, National Museum, Manila City Hall, Jones Bridge, and Filipino-Chinese Friendship Arch towards the Binondo area referred to as the local "China Town."  You will stop at Old Intramuros and then past Casa Manila for another stop at San Agustin Church to take photos.  You will proceed to Fort Santiago, one of the oldest forts in Manila, passing by Plazuela Isabel and Manila Cathedral on the way. At Fort Santiago you will watch a 12-minute documentary and take a tour of the fort. Then you will head to the Handicraft Center for a craft demonstration before a buffet lunch at Café Ilang-Ilang at the Manila Hotel. From there you will head to the Ayala Museum for a tour of the 60 dioramas that chronicle the rich tapestry of Philippine history and see the miniature watercrafts of Philippine maritime history. Your last stop will be at the Nielson Tower, the control tower for the Philippines’ first commercial airport.

Please note: Bring sunscreen and wear a hat and comfortable walking shoes.


price $229
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Boracay, Philippines



3.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

refreshments

culture

sightseeing

boating
Boracay, Motag Living Museum
Here is a cultural experience that is interactive for you as well. You will depart from Cagban via speedboat that will take you to Motag Beach where you will board a van for the 15-minute ride to the Motag Living Museum. You will learn about the richness of Philippine history and culture as local folks show you the lifestyle of rural Aklanons in the past as well as the present. You will see a carabao carriage, tour inside Bahay Kubo (local hut), see demonstrations of rice planting and harvesting,  weaving of coconut leaves, and how tobacco is made. You can ride a water buffalo, will be entertained with local songs performed by the village elderly and have snacks and local delicacies prepared by Chef Jardeleza.  Then you will return to your waiting yacht.

Please note: Bring local currency, sunscreen, insect repellent, sunglasses, a hat, extra clothes and a towel.


price $169
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6 HRS

Moderately
easy

outdoors

dining

beach
Boracay, Puka Beach Escape
You will get away from the crowds of other beaches in the area for a relaxing escape at Puka Beach. You will board a van in Cagban for a 40-minute ride to the beach. Swim in the turquoise waters, and sunbathe on the white sand.  Walking on Puka Beach is a unique experience because of the abundance of crushed Puka shells mixed in with the sand. You will have a buffet lunch here complete with entertainment. Optional activities at an addition cost include a massage, hair braiding or a Henna tattoo.

Please note: Bring local currency, sunscreen, insect repellent, sunglasses, a hat, swimsuit, flip flops or sandals and a towel.

price $159
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Coron/Busuanga Island, Philippines



4 HRS

Strenuous

snorkeling

wildlife

boating
Coron, Coron Island Tour with Kayangan Lake & Siete Pecados
You will meet your guide at the pier to board local outrigger boats for the 15-minute ride to Kayangan Lake. This excursion will allow you  to come up close to the limestone cliffs of majestic Kayangan Lake. Siete Pecados is a cluster of seven islets. It is one of the best snorkeling spots in Coron and rich in marine life, corals and wide variety of school fish. Kayangan Lake is said to be the purest lake in the Philippines. A great challenge lies ahead in order to reach the lake. You will need to climb 150 steps to get into the opening of a small cave and there you can see the impressive view. Then you will need to go down 150 steps to access Kayangan Lake. Once you see the lake you will be awe with its crystal clear water. The lake’s water is a mix of salty and fresh water. The lake is wide and deep, so you will be required to wear a life vest for safety purposes. Spend an hour at the lake swimming or snorkeling. Then walk back up the steps and down the steps to board your boat for the 15-minute ride to Siete Pecados for another hour of snorkeling and swimming. Siete Pecados is a cluster of seven islets. It is one of the best snorkeling spot in Coron and rich in marine life, corals and a wide variety of school fish.

Please note:  Bring your swimsuit, towel, sunscreen and insect repellent.  This tour is not wheelchair accessible and not recommended for those with mobility issues.


price $129
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3 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

culture

sightseeing
Coron, Coron Island Tour with Maquinit Hotspring
The tour will start at the pier where you will board an air-conditioned van for the 10-minute ride to Coron Town.  Your first stop will be at San Agustin Church. This church was founded on 1901 and is the only Catholic Church in the town. Next you will head to the Municipal Plaza & Lualhati Park. Lualhati Park is known as Coron Boulevard. It is the local version of the Bay Walk of Manila situated where you can see the beauty of the Coron Bay. Your last stop in Coron Town will be the Wet Market where locals sell different kind of fish (fresh and dried) and souvenir items. Visit Lita Escardo Cashew Store "Coron Harvest" on the main road. At the back of their house is a small factory, which you will visit and see how the cashew nuts are processed. You can buy different cashew products from plain, garlic, sugar coated and salted flavors. Your next stop will be the main highlight of the tour - The Maquinit Hot Springs. It is very popular and a not-to-be-missed attraction in Coron. This magnificent hot spring site is situated right amid the beauty of a hillside area. It is the only saltwater hot springs in The Philippines. The pool is completely filled with salt water coming directly from a nearby mountain. The temperature of the water varies from 86 to 104 degrees Fahrenheit. Initially you may feel the water is too hot but once you get accustomed to the temperature, it becomes very soothing and relaxing and is said to have therapeutic properties. The site is surrounded by mangroves and rocks making it a delight for eyes. Before proceeding back to pier, you will pass by a small fishing village to walk and interact with the locals and witness how they process their catch of fish which is one of their main sources of income.

Please note:  Bring your swimsuit, towel, sunscreen and insect repellent.  This tour is not wheelchair accessible and not recommended for those with mobility issues.

price $110
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Palawan Puerto Princesa, Philippines



6 HRS

Moderately
easy

snorkeling

dining

beach

boating
Puerto Princesa, Active Honda Bay Island Excurstions
Here is an adventure for snorkelers in some beautiful waters and one of the best snorkeling sites in the area because of the well preserved coral reef and diverse marine life. Your waiting van will take you on the 45-minute drive to Honda Bay where you will be provided with snorkeling gear and snorkel in a marina sanctuary that’s home to awesome coral reefs, a startling variety of fish and even starfish!. You will spend an hour snorkeling in Pambato Reef before boarding your boat to spend two full hours exploring Isla Pandan waters. Enjoy this delight half-day at the beach.

Please note: Be sure to wear your swimsuit and proper beach shoes. Avoid touching the reefs and bring your sunscreen, insect repellent and a towel. Lunch is included on this tour.

price $159
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3.5 HRS

Easy

culture

sightseeing
Puerto Princesa, City Countryside Tour & Wet Market
This tour will provide a cultural experience you will long remember. It is especially designed for those who would like to enjoy the countryside without traveling too far. You will board your waiting van for the short ride to the Palawan Museum, which is housed in the old City Hall building and has exhibits about the ethnological and archaeological significance of Palawan. Then back into the van for a 30-minute ride to Binuatan Creations, a delightful weaving and gift shop that uses indigenous materials to create its crafts.  A 5-minute ride will take you to the Butterfly Garden. Here you will see an amazing variety of tropical free-flying butterflies surrounded with live exhibits of their natural predators like lizards, mantises, and scorpions. Your next stop will be Sta Monica Viewpoint where you will make a photo stop before heading to your Wet Market Tour where you will see locals selling different kinds of fish (fresh and dried) as Palawan counts seafood as its major product.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, a hat or visor and sunglasses.

price $119
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7 HRS

Moderately
easy

outdoors

unesco

sightseeing

boating
Puerto Princesa, Underground River Tour
Recognized by UNESCO as one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature, Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park was established in 1971 primarily to protect and preserve the old growth forest, fascinating wildlife, pristine beaches and one of the most amazing cave systems in the world.  Your air-conditioned van will take you on a 120-minute ride to the Sabang wharf where you will board a motorized boat for your 15-minute ride to the National Park. You will then board another boat for a 45-minute river cruise inside the cave and see spectacular limestone mountain landscape and is the habitat of numerous endangered and endemic wildlife species. You will see mangroves, sea grass beds, and 11 scientifically unique minerals plus a 20-million-year-old Serenia fossil embedded in the cave wall. Then proceed to the Sheridan Beach Resort for lunch and free time before traveling back to your waiting yacht.

Please note:   Bring light clothing and slippers or aqua shoes, environmentally friendly insect repellent, a towel and a raincoat. No food or snacks are allowed in the park.

price $169
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia



4 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

sightseeing
Kota Kinabalu, City Discovery
Kota Kinabalu, the capital of Sabah, is located on the coast and this tour will give you an overview of some of its most important landmarks, such as the Tun Mustapha Tower and State Mosque for a short photo stop. You will travel by motor coach with your knowledgeable guide to the Tun Mustapha Tower and on to State Mosque. After making photo-stops on your way past these sights, you will arrive at The Heritage Village located at the Sabah Museum for a visit, which displays replicas of traditional houses of the local communities from various areas in Sabah. It will give you an excellent insight into the people of North Borneo from the architectural style of their homes, as well as the colorful costumes that they wore.

Please note: Wear light cotton clothing and comfortable walking shoes. Bring a hat, sunscreen and local currency. 


price $49
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4 HRS

Moderate

culture

sightseeing
Kota Kinabalu, Ethnic Borneo
This experience will bring you to a cultural village that features the tribal cultures of this part of Borneo. You will board your motor coach at the pier and travel 45 minutes to the village where you will be welcomed and hear a short introduction to life there. Visit the traditionally constructed houses as they have always been built.  You will learn how vests are made from tree bark, sample the local remedy for the warm weather and see how local cakes are made.  You will be treated to a performance and you may want to remember your visit with a henna tattoo if you like.  This is truly the genuine essence of Borneo!

Please note: Wear light cotton clothing and comfortable walking shoes. Bring a hat, sunscreen and local currency. 

price $115
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7 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

outdoors

dining

walking
Kota Kinabalu, Kinabalu Park - World Heritage Site

The jagged granite peaks of Mount Kinabalu (13,435 feet) towers above one of the most biologically diverse areas in the world.  Nominated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, Kinabalu Park is a natural wonder that offers day visitors a glimpse into the fascinating and often unique world of plant life within the area.  Board your air-conditioned motor coach for the 90-minute drive to Nabalu Market and visit the roadside stall.  Then you will head on to Kinabalu Park. Enjoy a walk through the montane oak and chestnut rainforest at park headquarters to view some of the 1,200 species of orchids, 9 species of carnivorous pitcher plants and 25 species of rhododendrons found here.  Next, visit the botanical gardens where a diverse collection of unique flora is gathered from the entire park and transplanted here for conservation and educational purposes.  Learn how the plants have adapted their leaves, flowers and root structures to capture the sunlight, pollenate and gather their nutrients for survival. You will be amazed at the wide variety of epiphytes such as orchids, ferns, mosses and figs growing on a single tree and learn how the local people use some of these jungle plants in their everyday life. You will have lunch at the park before returning to your waiting yacht.

Please note:  Wear proper walking shoes and attire for trails. Bring a hat, raincoat, insect repellent, sunscreen and local currency. Active participation is required for this walk and it is not suitable for guests with mobility issues. Alcoholic beverages and sodas are not included in the tour. You will be served coffee/tea and a small bottle of drinking water.

price $149
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6.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

watersports

outdoors

dining

boating
Kota Kinabalu, Kiulu Leisurely Rapids
Here is an opportunity to raft on one of the scenic rivers in this part of Borneo. You will board your motor coach and travel north of Kota Kinabalu for almost 2 hour to the Kiulu River. On your way you will pass quaint villages, scenic countryside and the rural town of Tamparuli.  Upon your arrival at the Kiulu River you will have a short briefing conducted on the Kiulu riverbank to begin your adventure. With headwaters from Mount Kinabalu, the river will provide a Grade I to II experience, perfect for newcomers to the sport. Deep pools punctuate the river rapids, giving you ample opportunities to indulge in body rafting or swimming. The river journey will take just 1 to 1.5 hours, depending on the river stage and will be topped by a refreshing lunch before returning to your yacht.

Please note: Wear your swimsuit under your light clothing and sandals with straps or sneakers. Bring a change of clothing, footwear, sunscreen, insect repellent and a towel.

price $139
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5.45 HRS

Moderately
easy

biking

sightseeing

dining
Kota Kinabalu, Penampang Heritage Ride
The name of Penampang came from an old village within the district. The village's name in turn originates from a Kadazan word pampang meaning a big rock. This is because huge rocks were easily found within the vicinity of the village a long time ago. Historically, the main economic activity in Penampang has been the cultivation of wet rice and other agricultural-based economies. The highlights of this Tour /Ride will be visiting the House of Skulls in Monsopiad Cultural Village. Monsopiad was the name of a past warrior who was known for decapitating the heads of his enemy and hanging the skulls at the entrance of his home.  You will see St. Michael's Church, the oldest church in the district of Penampang and the second oldest stone church in Sabah. Next will be All Angels Church in Sandakan followed by the Pogunon Community Museum. In 2000, during construction of a local kindergarten, three jars and pieces from four jars were discovered including an intact jar from the 16th century with human remains inside. You will see the Inobong Tamu  before lunch at a local restaurant serving traditional dishes.

Please note: Wear light cotton clothing and comfortable walking shoes. Bring a hat, sunscreen and local currency. Liability Release Form MUST be signed and understood by participants before the tour begins. Tour duration might vary subject to how fast the guests will be cycling.


price $249
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Bandar Seri Begawan/Muara, Brunei



5 HRS

Moderately
easy

refreshments

culture

sightseeing
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei - The Royal Experience
Experience the Royal touch,on this  half-day excursion that begins at the pier. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, you will board an air-conditioned motor coach for a scenic, 45-minute drive through the landscape of this stunning sultanate lifestyle. First you will view the Prime Minister’s Office for a  exterior photo stop then  proceed to the Brunei Arts and Handicraft Centre where you will be amazed at what Brunei’s craftsmen can produce. The products range from the beautiful tenunan or brocade to the shiny silver works with intricate designs. You will visit the Royal Regalia Exhibition Hall to see the unique collection of royal artifacts. Have your cameras handy for an  exterior view of the Royal Palace, the official residence of the Sultan. Meaning "Palace of the Light of Faith" Istana Nurul Iman is the largest residential palace in the world with 1,788 rooms and 257 bathrooms in 2,200,000 square feet.  Marvel at the breathtaking residence of the Sultan's family, the Royal Family's lush polo grounds then on to the Jerudong Royal Polo Club where you will be taken on a guided tour of this royal private clubhouse which includes a visit to His Majesty’s private resting room. You will have the chance to snap a few photos there. Another highlight of this guided tour will be His Majesty’s personal collection of original paintings which decorate the walls of the clubhouse. At the restaurant  you will enjoy light refreshment (malay delicacies with tea).

Please note:  Brunei is a strict Muslim Country. Modest attire is required; knees, shoulders and midriffs must be covered and you must remove your shoes before entering the Royal Regalia.  Phototaking is only allowed at the main lobby of the Regalia. Cameras and purses must be checked at the entrance to the Royal Regalia. At Royal Regalia, guests must walk 30 yards from the motor coach parking bay to the building. All business premises will be closed during prayer from 1130 to 2. The sequence of tour stops may vary to avoid congestion. Bring you sunglasses, sunscreen and camera and wear comfortable walking shoes. Alcoholic beverages and sodas are not included on this tour and only coffee/tea and bottled water will be served.


price $119
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4 HRS

Moderately
easy

culture

sightseeing
Bandar Seri Begawan, City Drive & Royal Regalia Visit
Discover Brunei on this leisurely, half-day, narrated drive that will begin at your pier. Board a comfortable, air-conditioned motor coach and, accompanied by your friendly and knowledgeable guide, set out on your exploration of this amazing sultanate. Drive to the capital of Bandar Seri Begawan located on the glistening Brunei River. As you journey, your guide will regale you with fascinating information about the area's culture and history and point out its many magnificent sights. Have your cameras handy for a distant view of the Royal Palace, the official residence of the Sultan. Meaning "Palace of the Light of Faith" Istana Nurul Iman is the largest residential palace in the world with 1,788 rooms and 257 bathrooms in 2,200,000 square feet.  Marvel at the breathtaking residence of the Sultan's family, the Royal Family's lush polo grounds and pass by the luxurious Empire Hotel, where the Sultan hosts his guests. You will see the Jame'Asr Hassanal Bolkiah Mosque, a superb example of contemporary Islamic architecture with its elegant gold domes. Brunei's largest mosque, it was completed in 1994 to celebrate the Sultan's 25th Jubilee. Your drive will also take you past the Diamond Arch, a diamond ring-shaped sculpture which stands as the gateway to Jerudong Park - the Sultan's gift to the people of Brunei. You will then enjoy a tour of the Royal Regalia Museum, home to Brunei's Crown Regalia. Get a glimpse of the opulent lifestyle of Brunei's royalty as you peruse the royal regalia on display, including the Royal Chariot, ceremonial weapons, memorabilia from the royal family and a replica of the throne room.

Please note:  Brunei is a strict Muslim Country. Modest attire is required; knees, shoulders and midriffs must be covered and you must remove your shoes before entering the Royal Regalia.Photo-taking is only allowed at the main lobby of the Regalia. Cameras and purses must be checked at the entrance to the Royal Regalia. At Royal Regalia, guests must walk 30 yards from the motor coach parking bay to the building. All business premises will be closed during prayer from 1130 to 2. The sequence of tour stops may vary to avoid congestion. Bring your sunglasses, sunscreen and camera and wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $99
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4.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

culture

sightseeing
Bandar Seri Begawan, Royal Regalia & Kampong Ayer Visit
Indulge in the highlights of Brunei with this leisurely, half day excursion that will begin at your pier. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, board an air-conditioned motor coach for a scenic, 45-minute drive through the landscape of this stunning sultanate to Bandar Jetty. You will board a water taxi for a relaxing cruise along the glistening Brunei River to the legendary Kampong Ayer, a series of colorful villages built on stilts over water and connected by wooden walkways. Dubbed the "Venice of the East," Kampong Ayer features brightly painted houses, mosques and schools. You will visit a local home for cakes and tea. Rejoin your motor coach for a drive through Bandar city. As you journey, your guide will regale you with fascinating information about the area's culture and history and point out its many magnificent sights. Take in views of the Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque (considered one of the most beautiful mosques in the world). Pass by the Istana Nurul Iman (The Royal Palace) gates. This official residence of the Sultan of Brunei is the largest residential palace in the world at over 2,200,000 square feet. Be sure to have your camera ready for a photostop at the breathtaking Jame'Asr Hassanal Bolkiah Mosque. Completed in 1994 to celebrate the Sultan's 25th Jubilee, this ornate mosque - the biggest in Brunei - is a superb example of contemporary Islamic architecture with its elegant gold domes. You will take time out from your scenic drive to enjoy a tour of the Royal Regalia Museum, home to Brunei's Crown Regalia. Get a glimpse of the opulent lifestyle of Brunei's royalty as you peruse the royal regalia on display, including the Royal Chariot, ceremonial weapons, memorabilia from the royal family and a replica of the throne room.

Please note:  Brunei is a strict Muslim Country. Modest attire is required; knees, shoulders and midriffs must be covered and you must remove your shoes before entering the Royal Regalia.  Phototaking is only allowed at the main lobby of the Regalia. Cameras and purses must be checked at the entrance to the Royal Regalia. At Royal Regalia, guests must walk 30 yards from the motor coach parking bay to the building. All business premises will be closed during prayer from 11:30 to 2. The sequence of tour stops may vary to avoid congestion. Bring your sunglasses, sunscreen and camera and wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $119
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7.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

culture

sightseeing

boating
Bandar Seri Begawan, The Regalia, Water Village & Cruise
Embark on a full-day, moderately active journey of discovery that begins at your pier where you will board your air-conditioned motor coach for a brief, scenic drive. Visit the immense Tamu Kianggeh open air market located on the banks of the Kianggeh River in the heart of Brunei's capital. Enjoy free time to explore the sea of charming vendor stands offering a range of products. Try your hand at calm and quiet bartering that is the norm here.  You will board a water taxi for a cruise along the glistening Brunei River offering magnificent views of the Sultan's Palace. Cruise to Pulau Ranggu and relax amid the serene mangrove forests that line the island's shores. Keep a keen eye out for the elusive Proboscis monkeys that make their home here.  Your cruise will take you to Kampong Ayer, a series of colorful villages built on stilts over water that are connected by wooden walkways. Dubbed the "Venice of the East" Kampong Ayer features brightly painted houses, shops, markets, mosques and schools. Enjoy free time to explore this fascinating maze on your own and visit one of the local homes for cakes and tea. Rejoin your motor coach for a narrated drive through Bandar city passing Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque (considered one of the most beautiful mosques in the world). You will tour the breathtaking Royal Regalia Museum, home to Brunei's Crown Regalia. The royal regalia on display here includes the Royal Chariot, ceremonial weapons, memorabilia from the royal family and a replica of the throne room. During your excursion be sure to have your cameras at the ready for photo opportunities at Jame'Asr Hassanal Bolkiah Mosque, a superb example of contemporary Islamic architecture, and the Istana Nurul Iman (The Royal Palace). This official residence of the Sultan of Brunei is the largest residential palace in the world at over 2,200,000 square feet. Then you will indulge in a delicious buffet lunch at the Rizqun International in Bandar.

Please note:  Brunei is a strict Muslim Country. Modest attire is required; knees, shoulders and midriffs must be covered and you must remove your shoes before entering the Royal Regalia.  Phototaking is only allowed at the main lobby of the Regalia. Cameras and purses must be checked at the entrance to the Royal Regalia. At Royal Regalia, guests must walk 30 yards from the motor coach parking bay to the building. All business premises will be closed during prayer from 1130 to 2. The sequence of tour stops may vary to avoid congestion. Bring your sunglasses, sunscreen and camera and wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $199
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8 HRS

Moderate

culture

sightseeing

boating
Bandar Seri Begawan, Ulu Temburong Adeventure
This tour is an introduction to the National Park and the protected rainforest. Temburong is the smaller section of Brunei, where traditional lifestyles are maintained and where the natural environment is protected.  Your motor coach will take you on a 45-minute ride from the port to Bandar jetty.  There you will board a fast boat and enjoy a 45-minute ride to Temburong town through the mangrove evergreen channels. Observe the scenic landscape along the way and if nature permits, you may see a crocodile or two basking in the sun on the riverbanks.  Arriving at the jetty you will board a bus to travel 30 minutes to  Batang Duri the last human settlement before  you will venture into the wilderness of Brunei. The longboat ride from there will take 45 minutes upstream against a series of fast flowing rapids. Step out of the boat for an interesting walk to the waterfall. Enjoy the rich natural environment as you walk. Return to your boat for another exciting boat trip back to the Batang Duri where you will be treated to a local lunch with a view overlooking the riverbank. Return to Bandar Seri Begawan through the mangrove jungle then board the motor coach for the return journey to the port.

Please note:  This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility as you will be required to board / exit the boats and it is also not recommended for guests with seasickness problem. Consider physical fitness and medical history when selecting this tour as it involves 2 separate boat rides (fast boat and longboat], 2 coach rides and a short jungle walk to the waterfall. All businesses will be closed during prayer from 1130 to 2. Bring extra clothing and a towel (just in case you get wet during the fast boat ride or while walking to the waterfall), adequate sun protection, sunglasses and camera for photo taking. Wear comfortable walking shoes (no heel).


price $269
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Kuching, Malaysia



6 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

outdoors

dining
Kuching, Bako National Park
Bako National Park, the oldest and one of the most popular national parks in Sarawak, offers the perfect introduction to Sarawak’s forest and wildlife. It contains a wide range of vegetation, jungle streams, waterfalls, interesting plant life, trekking trails and coastlines covered with small bays, coves and beaches. Visitors can see wildlife such as proboscis monkeys, long-tailed macaques, Borneo bearded pigs and monitor lizards. You will be able to experience almost desert-like scrub or “padang” on the plateau to lowland dipterocarp forest. Erosion has left some remarkable sandstone formations such as the famous Sea Stag.  You will depart from the port via motor coach for the 15-minute drive to waiting boats.  Your boat ride will be 20 minutes to Bako National Park where you will disembark and be met by your guide. You will walk the trails of this delightful park for about 2 hours before having lunch. Then  it’s back to the boat where you will spend another 30 minutes checking out the rock formations before heading back to the jetty and your waiting motor coach.

Please note: Wear light cotton clothing and comfortable walking/trekking shoes. Bring insect repellent, sunscreen, your hat and binoculars.  This tour is not wheelchair accessible. Alcoholic beverages and sodas are not included on this tour. You will be served coffee/tea and a small bottle of water.

price $199
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4 HRS

Moderately
easy

walking

sightseeing
Kuching, Heritage Walk
A "must see' introduction to Sarawak, will offer a mix of well-preserved Colonial buildings and gracious modern architecture. Considered as one of the South East Asia's most pleasant cities, life still unfurls at a leisurely pace for the multi-ethnic population. Walk through the main streets of Kuching passing by Heritage Buildings from the Brooke Era. Your walk will cross the road to view the Square Tower, the Astana, the State legislative Assembly with a stop at Chinese History Museum. And you will be looking for the various cat statues around including the Giant White Cat Statue.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes, light layered clothing, and bring a hat, umbrella, sunscreen and local currency. Bottled water will be provided.


price $99
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4 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking
Kuching, Sarawak Cultural Village
Popularly known as the Living Museum, the Sarawak village showcases a kaleidoscope of Sarawak Culture and Traditions.   Board your motor coach for the 60-minute drive to the village. Upon arrival, visit the authentic replica houses of the main tribes of Sarawak - Longhouses of the Ibans, Bidayuh and Orang Ulu, high stilt houses of the Melanau and the Penan Hut.  Displayed in the houses are the many artifacts made by the individual dwellers.  Demonstration of arts and crafts like beadwork, wood and bamboo carvings, Pua and Straw weaving can be seen while touring the village.  You can also view traditional methods of cooking and how the Penans make blowpipes and other hunting instruments. Your visit will end with a colorful cultural performance in the theater.

Please note:  Wear light cotton clothing and comfortable walking shoes. Bring your hat, sunscreen, camera, insect repellent, umbrella and local currency. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

price $119
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4 HRS

Moderate

wildlife

walking
Kuching, Semenggoh Nature Reserve
Unlike a zoo and covering 1,613 acres, the Semenggoh Nature Reserve provides a natural environment in the tropical rainforest.  Here young orangutans that are either orphaned or rescued from captivity are trained to survive in the wild.  This Nature Reserve is not set up as a tourist destination but visitors are welcomed.  You will board a motor coach at the port for the 60-minute drive to the reserve. There you will transfer to mini-vans at the park entrance for a 20-minute drive to parking bay. There you will take a 10-minute walk in the rainforest to the viewing deck. If you are lucky, you will see the crazy antics of the local orangutans as they emerge from the jungle canopy to the feeding platform to supplement their diet. 

Please note: Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed, especially during fruiting season from October to March when the orangutans are able to naturally meet their food requirements. Wear light cotton clothing, but avoid bright colors, and comfortable walking shoes. Modest attire is recommended with knees, shoulders and midriffs covered. Bring your hat, sunscreen, camera, insect repellent, umbrella and local currency. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.


price $119
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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 $69
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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 hotel.

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

price $69
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Phuket, Thailand



4 HRS

Easy

outdoors

refreshments

sightseeing

concierge
Phuket, Concierge Collection: Birds Eye View over Phang Nga Bay
Considered by many a "must see" sight, there are very few places in the world with a landscape like Phang Nga. Begin your day with an 80-minute drive from Phuket port by car/minivan to the helipad for an unforgettable 40-minute helicopter flight.  After arriving at a helipad lounge, refreshments will be served.Then, you will have a chance to sightsee while flying.  Narrated by the pilot, you will fly over shrimp farms passing above fishermen’s boats before entering the unforgettable sceneries of renowned Phang Nga Bay with its towering sea cliffs and sites such as James Bond Island where the filming of the last scenes of The Man with the Golden Gun took place, and the well-known Muslim floating village before flying back to the operation center. You will have a short break at the helipad lounge before transferring back to Phuket port.

Please note: Bring your raincoat and wear comfortable shoes. Pregnant women will have to sign a waiver.


price $999
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6 HRS

Moderately
easy

outdoors

wildlife

culture

beach
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 of traditional Thai food 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, your swimsuit,  towel, change of clothes and your camera. The mud pools and the sites at the sanctuary are not exclusive to Windstar guests.



price $189
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8 HRS

Moderate

wildlife

outdoors

dining

beach

boating
Phuket, Phang Nga Ba Exploration
After a 90-minute scenic drive you will arrive at the pier to board a local-style boat and start a day of exploration. You will cruise the inner waters of Phang Nga Bay, where you will be awestruck by the beauty of the spectacular natural surroundings.  Discover a world of sea caves and limestone karsts all formed naturally as a result of calcite deposits over millions of years.  Enjoy Koh “Hong” which is an open-air, cliff-lined cylindrical tidal lagoon connected to the outside world only through a series of tunnels and caves.  Here you will have the opportunity to board guided sea canoe. The guide will paddle so you can sit back and relax in complete comfort and safety, taking in the peace and total tranquility while learning about the ecosystem of this “lost world.”  Along the way you may see a variety of wildlife such as sea eagles, Brahminy kites, kingfishers, fruit bats, water monitor lizards, and monkeys. You will also have the opportunity to take a stroll or swim on a sandy beach and visit “James Bond Island” the island made famous by the classic James Bond movie “The Man with the Golden Gun.” This tour includes a Thai buffet lunch and optional kayaking.

Please note:  There are 15 steps to access the boat at the pier.  Bring your raincoat, swimsuit and wear comfortable shoes. This tour is not wheelchair accessible and not recommended for guests with limited mobility or back issues. The boat trip may not be exclusive for Windstar guests. 


price $149
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5.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

culture

sightseeing
Phuket, Phuket Highlight & Thai Massage
You will set off on a 30-minute drive to Phuket Old Town to explore its multi-cultural heritage, local architecture and history, including the area famed for its Sino-Portuguese-style buildings.  You will take a short walk around the old town where a stop will be made at a cashew nut factory to see the processing of cashew nuts locally grown all across the island. Here you will have the opportunity to buy many local cashew nut products.  A short drive will take you to Sukko Cultural Spa to relax your body and soul. With three world class awards, Sukkho Cultural Spa & Wellness is one of the more popular spas in Phuket. Here you can enjoy a pleasant time with the traditional Thai medical treatments. There are a number of Thai traditional massages, heat therapies and indigenous herbs scrubs to choose from. These will relax you and give you a spirit of well being and a state of balance. For example, start with 30 minutes of Sukko Herbal Steam followed by 30 minutes for Body Scrub,  followed by another 60 minutes of Thai massage.  After approximately 2 hours of your preferred treatments at Sukkho Cultural Spa you will continue with exploration of one the island's most famous temples - Wat Chalong, Phuket's largest and most sacred temple. Of particular interest are the gold-leaf-encrusted statues of the three former abbots. One of them, Luang Por Cham, was well known for his medical skills and magical powers.

Please note:   Itinerary and activities are subject to change depending on the road and weather conditions, and local festivals, public holidays, special events, etc. Bring a hat and sunscreen and wear comfortable walking shoes. The Spa and the temple are not wheelchair accessible.


price $199
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9 HRS

Moderate

watersports

dining

refreshments

sightseeing

boating
Phuket, Sawasdee Twilight Phang Nga Bay Trip
Phang Nga Bay, filled with limestone karst rocks and islands is a popular must-see tourist destination in the south of Thailand. During this “boutique” day tour, you can relax at tropical white-sand beaches, avoid the touristy, crowded restaurants at the island and most of all, have fewer people on board the comfortable high speed catamaran!   You will be transferred from your port to pier 88, to a comfortable lounge and restaurant at Marina Bay Pier, the starting point for a relaxing day at sea. While enjoying a welcome drink and some snacks, you will have a brief overview of the places you will visit..  Depart from Phuket and cruise to Phang Nga Bay. Unwind at Lawa Island, a little heaven in Phang Nga Bay. You can relax on the white-sand beach and enjoy swimming in warm, clear blue waters. Depart to Hong Islands, set against the spectacular backdrop of Phang Nga Bay, with its countless rocky outcrops, the islands are rightly considered to be among the most beautiful in this region. Explore the islands and rocks by canoe and enjoy the scenic views while your guide does all the paddling. Late afternoon, you will head to the famous “James Bond” island. Take a short walk to explore the surroundings and pick your best spot for a photo shoot with “Khao Tapu” and Khao Pingkan.”  Around twilight, you will move to “Panak Island,” a highlight of the day. Be amazed by the dramatic scenery of steep limestone karsts during sunset. From the upper deck of the catamaran, you will have a great view and some refreshments served during sunset. Then it will be time to head back to the pier in Phuket where a delicious buffet dinner will be served at Pier 88. 

Please note:   Itinerary and activities are subject to change depending on the road and weather conditions, and local festivals, public holidays, special events, etc. Bring a hat, a towel, a change of clothes,and sunscreen and wear comfortable walking shoes and light clothing.  Wear your swimsuit under your clothing.


price $359
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7.15 HRS

Moderately
easy

culture

dining
Phuket, Thai Cooking Class at the Thai Cookery School
Thai food is internationally revered for its wonderful tastes and for its balance of 5 fundamental flavors in each dish, spicy, sour, sweet, and salty. Moreover, it is considered by many to be healthy cuisine. In the comfort and serenity at the pristine beach paradise of Sirey Beach, you’ll participate in a comprehensive Thai cooking course, starting with an introduction to Thai ingredients, a visit to a local market followed by a hands-on actual cooking course. A wide selection of mouth-watering Thai dishes will be created. The class will be conducted with fun and flair and begin with an in-depth discussion of Thai flavorings, followed by tips on the selection of herbs and spices. You will be given the recipes to follow in the workshops and you will learn how to cook these delicious Thai dishes and afterwards enjoy them for lunch.  An example or the menu might be: Chicken in coconut milk (Tom Kha Kai  soup), Penang curry with pork (Kaeng Penang Moo), Thai fried noodles with prawns (Pad Thai), Spicy minced chicken salad (Lab Kai) and Steamed banana cakes (Ka Nom Kluay).

Please note: Itinerary and activities are subject to change depending on the road and weather conditions, and local festivals, public holidays, special events, etc. Menu is subject to change. Bring a hat and sunscreen and wear comfortable walking shoes. If the number of participants is less than 15, the class will join a class with other customers. Your guide will take you to visit a local market after the class is over.


price $229
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5.5 HRS

Moderate

dining

culture

walking

sightseeing
Phuket, Unique Phuket
This tour will be a combination of highlights which include culture, sightseeing and tasting of Thai foods. You will start with a 45-minute ride to an old temple in Phuket to attend the Monks’ Blessing Ceremony.  The monks will chant their mantras and sprinkle holy water to bring good luck to the participants while you will present offerings to them in return.  It is an uplifting start to the day. Then you will walk through Rommanee Alley where scenes from Good Morning Vietnam were shot.  Walking along the roads, you will marvel at the well-preserved old Sino-Portuguese buildings and visit Thai Hua Museum.  You will enjoy a one-of-a-kind market tour which is both enriching and fun. Within the market, colorful characters hawk condiments, sell dried herbs and spices, and proudly display pungent pickled kapi fish, squirming eels and succulent durians.  Be prepared for sensory overload. Then you will take a short walk to the twin Phuket shrines where you will learn your fortune through sticks and wooden blocks.  Here you will see - and participate in – a Lion Dance, gongs, drums and firecrackers in the temple, representing good fortune and good health.  The first one is Phud Jaw Chinese Shrine which is dedicated to Guan Yin, Goddess of Mercy.  It is the oldest shrine in Phuket, built over 200 years ago.  Right next door is the more ornate Jui Tui Shrine.  Proceed to Tuu Kap Khao Restaurant where you will be served local Thai food family style.. 

Please note:  Wear light clothing, rubber/comfortable shoes.  Bring local currency, a hat, adequate sun protection, sunglasses and a raincoat in case of rain. Modest attire is required for visiting the temple and shrines, no tank tops or shorts. You do not have to be Buddhist to join the Monk’s Blessing Ceremony.  Everybody is welcome. This tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility or wheelchair users due to lots of steps at Thai Hua Museum.


price $199
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Phuket, Town Exploration
You will drive from the port to Phuket Old Town and take a stroll through Rommanee Alley which was the back drop for the film Good Morning Vietnam.  Walking through the town you will see the old and historic Sino-Portuguese style buildings that are being preserved and the colorful blend of Chinese architectural influences mixed with European classical periods brought by Portuguese, Dutch, English and French who produced a new style of buildings on the Siamese peninsula. This architecture is known locally as Sino-European / Sino-Portuguese style to honor the Portuguese who were the first European settlers to Thailand. Continue to the Twin Phuket Shrines where you we will try your hand at fortune telling by using Chinese fortune sticks and wooden blocks (a traditional Chinese method of fortune telling). The first shrine is called Phud Jaw Chinese Shrine which is dedicated to Guan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy.  It is the oldest shrine in Phuket, built over 200 years ago.  Next door is the ornate Jui Tui Shrine. This shrine is famous for the Phuket Vegetarian Festival that takes place for nine days in October of each year. 

Please note: Itinerary and activities are subject to change depending on the road and weather conditions, and local festivals, public holidays, special events, etc. Bring a hat and sunscreen and wear comfortable walking shoes and light clothing.  


price $59
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Penang, Malaysia



3.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

biking

dining

sightseeing
Penang, Explore Penang Heritage Town by Bike
Begin your day of discovery with a bicycling tour in Penang and you will feel like you are in an open air gallery. You’ll cycle along the historic harbor and to a Clan Jetty. The Jetty forms part of a Heritage Trail, which features fascinating street art. Continue to a traditional hawker food stall for a delicious late breakfast and cycle past historic mosques, temples and forts. Enjoy the pleasant ride along Pitt Street named after the first Prime Minister of England, Mr. William Pitt or better known as Street of Harmony, which is bordered by religious landmarks such as the Kapitan Keling Mosque with its dome and minarets, the Sri Mahamariaman Hindu Temple, a popular goddess among the Hindus, Goddess of Mercy (Kuan Yin) Temple and St. George's Church, oldest Anglican Church in the region.  Explore the street of George Town and its rich heritage. Admire the intricate carving, woodwork and porcelain décor of Khoo Kongsi, established in 1835; one of the most beautiful Chinese clan houses to be built outside of China. After the visit at Khoo Kongsi, you will be guided to walk to Armenian Street to explore the unique painted walls mimicking life in the city such as Little Children on a Bicycle, Lion Dance, The Big Cat, basking in its street art glory. It was an awesome effort by the Lithuanian artist - Ernest who gave new life to the old town. Now Armenian Street becomes one of the most interesting attractions in Penang. You will pass by the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion also known as Blue Mansion for a photo stop, and the 100-year-old Eastern & Oriental Hotel along the way. You will conclude the day with a photo stop at Fort Cornwallis before returning the bicycle and walking back to the Port.

Please note:  Bring your sunglasses, sunscreen, local currency, hat and a poncho.


price $49
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4.5 HRS

Moderate

culture
Penang, Hill & Temple
Board your motor coach for a spiritual journey to SE Asia’s largest Buddhist temple. Your 30-minute drive will take you to the Kek Lok Si Temple, better known as the Temple of the Ten Thousand Buddhas, your visit will be infinitely intriguing from the start. Among the features or the temple are the Tortoises’ Pond of Longevity where devotees release the creatures to earn blessings in life and the Seven Tier Pagoda that incorporates Chinese, Thai & Burmese architecture. In 2002, a 99-foot bronze statue of the Kuan Yin was completed and opened to public. It replaced the previous white plaster Kuan Yin statue which was damaged due to a fire a few years ago. The bronze statue is located on the hillside above the pagoda while the head of the previous statue which survived the fire is preserved and placed on the right hand corner of the new statue. There is an inclined lift to carry pilgrims and visitors further uphill. On the elevated platform, you can find a pond filled with Koi and the towering statue of Kuan Yin, Goddess of Mercy, which can also be regarded as Avalokitheshvara, Bodhisattva of Universal Compassion. Visit Penang Hill, a cool resort accessible by a funicular tram you will take to reach the peak. It will offer a refreshing garden quality, with old colonial mansions that are reminiscent of an old English Village. 

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and conservative clothing is required to enter the temple. Bring local currency, a hat, adequate sun protection, and a raincoat in case of wet weather.  There are approximately 200 steps at the temple and the grounds may be slippery in places


price $69
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3 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

unesco

culture

walking

sightseeing
Penang, Street of Harmony
This walking tour will offer you a glimpse of a different part of George Town and highlight some of its most popular attractions! The journey will begin with a photo stop at Fort Cornwallis, where Captain Francis Light landed in Penang. Then on to the Penang Municipal Town Hall, and St. George Church, the oldest Anglican church in SE Asia and designated as one of the 50 National Heritage Treasures of Malaysia. Next stop, The Goddess of Mercy Temple, constructed using Feng Shui principles, the temple has three wells – one on the right side of the main shrine, another outside the temple and the third hidden under the main altar. Your next stop will be Sri Mariamman Hindu Temple, dedicated to the Mother of the Universe. Another one of the main houses of worship along George Town’s “Street of Harmony,” is the Kapitan Keling Mosque, built and designed by German architect Henry Alfred Neubronner. With Moorish and Roman arches and a towering minaret, the mosque stands as a regal landmark and one of the country’s most beautiful and historically rich mosques. Khoo Kongsi is one of the most distinctive Chinese clan associations in Malaysia. It is well known worldwide for its extensive lineage that can be traced back 650 years ago, as well as its closely knit and defensive congregation of buildings and a magnificent clan house. Then take a leisurely trishaw ride on the enchanting and aptly named “King of the Road,” a favorite for tourists as well as locals. Lastly, you will be dropped off at a colonial building for light refreshments before returning to the port. 

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes and clothing. Bring sunscreen, sunglasses, local currency and a hat. This tour is not recommended for wheelchair guests or those with mobility issues.


price $79
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4 HRS

Moderate

dining

culture

sightseeing
Penang, Taste of Penang and Skywalk
Begin your day of discovery with a stop at the  Penang Wonderfood Museum which offers visitors a kitsch, kooky and in-depth look at the city’s unique food culture with larger-than-life displays of Malaysian dishes. It showcases over 100 types of popular street foods and traditional delicacies of the Malays, Indians, Chinese, and Perakanan, all of which are displayed in individual glass cases. It also features miniature displays of how the locals eat on a typical day, including breakfast at a roadside nasi lemak stall, Chinese-style porridge for lunch, followed by roti canai and teh tarik at a mamak stall. Penang Wonderfood Museum’s giant replica food section proves to be a big hit among locals and tourists alike. Visitors can pose beside massive models of Penang delicacies such as cendol, laksa, curry mee, rojak, char kuey teow, and ais kacang. The museum also educates the public on how certain dining choices can have negative impact on the environment. Next you will have a bird’s-eye view of Penang, the Rainbow Skywalk and Observatory Deck offering stunning seamless views of George Town and beyond.  Located at George Town’s highest point, the open-air Rainbow Skywalk is at Level 68, on the rooftop of Komtar Tower, offering visitors the thrilling experience of walking on air 817 feet (249 meters) above ground. Meanwhile the air-conditioned Observatory Deck at Level 65 also features a glass walkway that will let you watch the world go by below.  Save some of your appetite for the next stop, the Penang foodie’s corner, where you may purchase and enjoy a variety of Penang’s local foods. Street food is very popular in Penang, and watching it being made in front of your eyes is almost as much fun as eating it!  

Please note:  This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. Comfortable, non-slip shoes are recommended.


price $89
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia



8 HRS

Moderately
easy

culture

walking

sightseeing
Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur On Your Own
Enjoy a 90-minute scenic ride from the port to the Golden Triangle to explore Kuala Lumpur at your own pace. You'll disembark near the Petronas Twin Towers, one of the tallest twin towers in the world. Easily accessible by monorail, LRT (Light Rail Transit) and taxi, you might want to visit Chinatown, Little India or Independence Square.  Shopping, restaurants, skyscrapers, landmarks and other points of interest can be found along Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur's trendiest shopping and entertainment district. Local currency is required for most shops as well as for entrance fees and credit cards are accepted in most department stores. For lunch, you may want to stroll over to Bintang walk, a wide pedestrian walkway that is filled with restaurants and open air cafés, as well as specialty shops. At the end of the day, you'll board your motorcoach at the predetermined time for a scenic ride back to your ship.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes, bring local currency, your sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat and rain gear. 


price $59
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6 HRS

Moderately
easy

dining

culture

sightseeing
Kuala Lumpur, Panoramic Kuala Lumpur with Local Dinner
Your journey will begin as you board your motorcoach for a half day tour to some of Kuala Lumpur's most fascinating and colorful sights.  Merdeka Square will be your first destination. 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.  The railway station, a superb example of Moorish-inspired colonial architecture was built in the early 20th century. Next you will have a photo stop at the magnificent Petronas Twin Towers. Before returning to the port, you will have dinner at Atmosphere 360 Revolving Restaurant, housed in the world's 6th tallest tower - KL Tower. Its sophisticated atmosphere and impeccable service offer you an exclusive dining experience that is both intimate and elegant.      

Please note: Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.  Tour route may vary to avoid congestion. 


price $179
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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 after a 90-minute drive, 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. Lunch will be on your own at Petronas Twin Towers and is not included on this tour. Tour route may vary to avoid congestion. This tour cannot be operated on Mondays. Your tour guide will not go up the Petronas Tower when ascending to the Skybridge, but a Petronas Skybridge in-house guide will escort you.

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Malacca, Malaysia



6 HRS

Moderate

culture

unesco

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. Coffee, tea and water are complimentary with lunch. Sodas and alcohol are available for purchase.




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4 HRS

Moderate

culture

unesco

walking

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.

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4 HRS

Moderate

culture

unesco

walking

sightseeing

boating
Malacca, Walk The Dutch Trail
Walk back through time as you discover the great empires of Malacca the 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. The boat operator will load 40 people ( local and tourist) per boat due to the limited number of boats available. Boat trip will not be exclusive to Windstar guests.


price $69
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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 $69
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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 hotel.

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

price $69
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