Tour: OVE5 - 2013 (OVE5) - 2013 / 2014

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Optional Excursions

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be offered. Whether it's a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

Availability is subject to sufficient participation, weather conditions, seasonal suitability, days of operation, group interests, and general feasibility for your vacation. The approximate value listed gives you a good, general idea of what you can expect to pay but may vary once you are on your vacation. Some information provided might be in a foreign currency; you can use our online currency converter for exchange rate information.

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Damnoen Saduak Floating Market & Rose Garden This full day tour takes you to the rural floating market of Damnoen Saduak and includes a visit to Nakorn Pathom to see 'Phra Pathom Chedi' which is the largest pagoda in Southeast Asia. Lunch will be served at the picturesque Rose Garden Country Resort. You will also attend a Thai village show which gives you an introduction into Thai culture. The show includes an ordination into monkhood, fingernail dance, Thai boxing, hill tribe dance, sword-fighting, elephants at work and folk dancing.

Child: 11 and under
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Dinner Cruise on the Chao Praya River Enjoy a superb Asian dinner on a traditional converted Rice Barge while slowly drifting along the riverside of the Chao Phraya River, past the Temple of Dawn and the Grand Palace. Embark on a journey through Thai history, culture and gastronomy in a truly romantic ambiance - an experience of Thailand you will never forget.

Drinks are at additional cost for passengers; vegetarian meal available. Child: 11 and under
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Jim Thompson's House Visit Jim Thompson's House, a collection of wooden buildings brought to Bangkok and erected by the famous Jim Thompson, an American pioneer in Thai Silk who mysteriously disappeared in the jungles of Malaysia many years ago.

Child: 11 and under
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River of Kings Dinner Cruise The beauty of Bangkok is as easily explored from the water as it is on the land. Relax as you float along the Chao Phraya River passed Bangkok's most prized landmarks: the Temple of Dawn, the Temple of Emerald Buddha, the Grand Palace, and finally, the royal barges. The Chao Phraya River has a storied legacy and today, the river is vital to the Bangkok's commerce. View Bangkok through a unique lens while enjoying a meticulously crafted buffet boasting Thai and International cuisine. Afterward, enjoy a classical Thai dance performance before disembarking.

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Siam Niramit Cultural Performance The recipient of numerous awards, Siam Niramit, is a world-class performance of Thailand's arts and cultural heritage. Thailand has been the home to diverse cultures for more than seven centuries yet Sian Niramit takes the audience on three-act journey through history in stunning fashion. A production of epic proportion, 100 performers congregate on the award-winning stage to deliver a performance deserving of only the highest praise.

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Full Day Mekong Delta Excursion Enjoy a cruise on the great Mekong River . Travel by road out of Saigon south to My Tho, gateway to the Mekong Delta and Vietnam's"rice bowl." Board your boat and travel to an island in the middle of the delta where you can visit a local family's home, enjoy their hospitality, and share some tea or rice wine.

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Kuang Si Waterfalls & Villages Journey to Kuang Sii Waterfalls passing through scenic countryside and villages on your way. Upon arrival you will enjoy a picnic or local style lunch before viewing these beautiful falls that cascade several hundred feet into a series of turquoise pools. If water levels permit, you will also have the chance to take a refreshing dip in the falls.

Drinks not included with lunch
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Mekong River Trip to Pak Ou Caves Pak Ou caves have been home to many thousands of Buddha images that have been placed here by local people since the 16th century when King Setthathirat found the caves and declared them a holy spot. Today, many people still pay respect to this tradition. After exploring the caves and lunch at a local restaurant nearby its time to return to your boat and begin the journey back to Luang Prabang . Along the way it is possible to visit some of the other small villages on the banks of the Mekong River

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