(Jenkintown, Pa., September 21, 2011) – Southeast Asia’s dazzling rainforests, dynamic cities, and exotic culture has made it an alluring destination for travelers from around the globe. Due to distance and cost, this type of Asian vacation has typically been out of reach for most Western travelers. But, Friendly Planet Travel’s all-new 11-day Exotic Borneo and Bangkok tour offers a creative and unique destination combination, with prices starting at just $1,999 including airfare, escorted touring, great hotels and much more.
The tour begins in Kuching, capital of Malaysian Borneo, where travelers experience Malaysia’s unique plant and animal life on a guided rainforest walk. In addition, they sail a longboat down the river to a real longhouse, an entire village under one roof. Visit an exciting floating market near Bangkok, reached by traveling by boat through the canals, or “klongs” as they’re called in Thailand. The trip includes round-trip airfare from Los Angeles and all transportation; first class hotel accommodations; some meals; and comprehensive sightseeing with a local, English-speaking expert guide.
“This tour’s combination of breath-taking rainforests and cultural villages of Borneo juxtaposed with the incredibly dynamic city life of Bangkok will fascinate and enthrall even the most experienced explorer,” says Peggy Goldman, President of Friendly Planet Travel. “Diverse indigenous tribes, intriguing history, ancient rainforests, and wildlife galore await travelers in Borneo. And five days in Thailand’s bustling capital city will have vacationers questioning the assumption of New York as bearer of the title, ‘the City that Never Sleeps.'”
Travelers spend four days visiting three of Borneo’s most ecologically and culturally significant destinations: Kuching, Bako, and Batang Ai. Then it’s off to Thailand for five days in the lively capital city, where they’ll experience many of the splendors of Thai culture and natural and architectural beauty. Besides Friendly Planet’s daily scheduled excursions, vacationers can also choose from a selection of discount tour options, or spend the day exploring on their own.
Friendly Planet’s 11-day Exotic Borneo and Bangkok tour has the following departures at the $1,999 rate: Nov. 9th, Feb. 14th, Mar. 24th, Apr. 3rd, Apr. 10th, April 24th and May 8th.
Friendly Planet Travelers also have the option of extending their Exotic Borneo and Bangkok vacation by adding three days in Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia and one of Asia’s most modern cities, before meeting the rest of the tour group in Borneo. They can also add a two-day extension on Phuket Island, Thailand’s famed tropical paradise.
For more information about Friendly Planet Travel’s Exotic Borneo and Bangkok tour, please visit the company’s Web site at www.FriendlyPlanetTravel.com, the blog at http://friendlyplanettravel.com/blog, or contact Jackie Zima at 610-228-2138 (office), 215-534-2973 (mobile), or write to Jackie@GregoryFCA.com.