WHENEVEr VIETNAM TODAY BAlI ADVENTUrE FACE TO FACE WITH STA TrAvel SPrING BreAK NEXT WEEK CAMBODIA PArTY NEXT MONTH THAIlAND CUlTUrE UlUrU NATUrE BrOOME MONKEY MIA EXMOUTH THAIlAND, CAMBODIA & vIeTNAM –10 DAyS Diverse legacies, ancient temples & deserted beaches 939pp From Long-known for all the wrong reasons Cambodia is rightfully claiming its name as the go-to place for and thriving markets full of vibrant colours, sounds and smells. Later on in your adventure you’ll spend two $ travellers who want rich, authentic experiences. The days soaking up Sihanoukville’s sunny rays, beautiful country’s history shouldn’t be discounted though, the beaches, crystal clear waters and pumping nightlife. diverse legacies, the ancient temples of Angkor Wat, the After spending two days kicking-back you’ll cross into horror of the killing fields – all of this in stark contrast the Mekong Delta and its surrounding rich green world HIGHlIGHTS to the relaxing sandy shores, the busy waterways of the complete with rice fields, floating market and cottage Mekong Delta and jam-packed streets of Phonm Penh industries. The following morning you’ll head into Ho make this country a fascinating destination…not to Chi Minh City, once a Khmer trading and fishing port mention a much better choice than a visit to a museum and admire the enthralling hub of activity with the • BANGKOK or an all inclusive resort! possibilities for eating, shopping, sightseeing and entertainment virtually limitless. Its day 10 and your • SIeM reAP Our ten-day adventure will see you starting out amazing adventure is over. • ANGKOr wAT from bustling Bangkok and then making your way to Siem Reap for two Indian-Jones-style days of site wHAT’S INCluDeD: 9nts accommodation inc simple • PHNOM PeNH exploration. We’re talking the vast templates of Angkor hotels (7nts) and simple beach bungalows (2nts), 5 • SIHANOuKvIlle Wat. Your next two days will be spent checking out breakfasts, all transport and Tour Leader. • MeKONG DelTA Phnon Penh, the riverside city of cafes, shady streets • HO CHI MINH CITy Departs selected Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays vIeTNAM - HO CHI MINH TO HANOI – 12 DAyS 939pp Charming, chaotic, colourful? You’ve arrived in Vietnam From Vietnam was put here to tantalize all your senses. Ho Chi Minh City is chaotic, Hoi An charming, Hue has explore the riverside garden tombs built for Vietnam’s last emperors or take a motorbike trip out to the $ an imperial feel and Hanoi is vibrant with Halong Bay stunning countryside. You’ll spend day nine in Vietnam well, simply put…it’s stunning. Believe us; this trip has on a traditional wooden junk floating through the weird something for everyone. yet wonderful islands that dot the vast emerald bay part You’ll arrive in Ho Chi Minh City where you’ll spend your of which makes Halong Bay famous. Your last two days spent exploring the dozens of traditional guild streets HIGHlIGHTS first night. The second day you’ll awake and be taken into the market maze that is the city’s central market. that make up Hanoi’s thousand-year-old Old Quarter You’ll find everything you could possibly imagine and and join Buddhist monks for prayers in a serene lakeside pagoda before departing Hanoi for the trip back home. HO CHI MINH CITy more. The next two days will see you boarding a boat • and splashing through the blue bay that dazzles beside wHAT’S INCluDeD: 11nts accommodation inc simple the festive beach town of Nha Trang. You’ll get to stop hotels/guesthouse (8nts) and sleeper train (3nts), • NHA TrANG and swim at one of the many pristine beaches along the transport – train, local bus, aircon bus, walking and • HOI AN way. Your fifth and sixth day will see you wandering boat, meals – 5 breakfasts/1 lunch and Tour Leader. Hue • through the picturesque streets of Hoi An – a 16th e century trading port where the buildings bear traces of • HAlONG BAy BOAT CruIS Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese and French architectural • HANOI styles. The next two days are left up to you to decide – Departs selected Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays Over 41,000 DISCOuNTS wOrlDwIDe - GeT yOur ISIC CArD NOw AT STA TrAvel PerTH TO eXMOuTH reTurN – 7 DAyS 945pp Outback, adventure & delightful dolphins From Explore the coast of Western Australia with stunning beaches, dramatic gorges and freshwater pools that next day discovering the wonders of the Ningaloo Reef and its fantastic marine wildlife – snorkelling, cruising $ will enchant you. Hug the coast northbound and on a glass-bottom boat, quad bike tours or a joy flight conveniently return via an inland route to Perth. over the reef are just some of the awesome activities Start off by jumping aboard and heading north to available (all at own expense). Come afternoon you’ll HIGHlIGHTS Nambung National Park to explore the fascinating make the short trip to Exmouth. The next day you can formations of the Pinnacles Desert. Get ready for an laze about on the beach or head underwater to go diving adrenaline hit when sand-boarding on the local dunes. (optional). Otherwise, tour around the area including Turquoise Bay and Yardie Creek. Your last two days will The next day a short drive to Murchison Gorge in • THe PINNACleS see you hit the road early to begin your trip back to rK KAlBArrI NATIONAl PA Kalbarri National Park will allow you to explore Nature’s Perth, staying overnight at Northbrook Farmstay for the • Window, the Loop and Z-Bend Gorge – an exhilarating S 150 metre descent into the heart of the gorge – before last evening together with your group. You’ll also stop • MONKey MIA DOlPHIN at the Greenough Wildlife Park – home to the python taking an invigorating swim in the tranquil water pools • COrAl BAy (seasonal). Day three will see you hitting the beach breeding centre – where you can get friendly with a snake if you so please! • SNOrKellING after a short drive across the Peron Peninsula before making your way to see the world famous Monkey Mia wHAT’S INCluDeD: Multi-share farm stay and hostel • eXMOuTH dolphins! Head across to Carnarvon, before finishing accommodation, experienced guide and most meals. the day by driving the highway to Coral Bay. Spend your Departure Days - Monday, Wednesday and Friday PerTH TO BrOOMe – 10 DAyS Hit up the West Side 545 1 pp From ‘Sup homie! Hitting up the Aussie west coast? Prepare destination is the oasis of Karijini before Days Seven $ to discover some of the most beautiful landscapes & Eight, when your focus is National Parks - Dales in Australia on this 10 day tour. Make your way Gorge, Fortesque Falls, Fern Pool, Circular Pool, out of Perth and head north through the Nambung Weano Gorge and Hancock Gorge are just some of the National Park, where you’ll come across the intriguing areas you’ll get to. Day Nine is all about lazing on the Pinnacles Desert. Day Two kicks off with Kalbarri forever-stretching Eighty Mile Beach, before arriving HIGHlIGHTS National Park, where you’ll explore Nature’s Window, in Broome for a pearl or two on Day 10 – phew! the Loop and Z-Bend Gorge. It’s all monkey business wHAT’S INCluDeD: 5 nights dorm-share on Day Three - you’ll hit the beach after a short drive accommodation & 4 nights camping, experienced across the Peron Peninsula to see the world famous Guide, most meals, Karijini National Park, Coral Bay & • NINGAlOO reef Monkey Mia dolphins - have your cameras ready! Monkey Mia dolphins. • eIGHTy MIle BeACH Day Four it’s time to relax before Day Five when it’s rK time to explore the Exmouth region. Day Six your • KArIjINI NATIONAl PA • COrAl BAy rK • KAlBArrI NATIONAl PA Departure Days - Monday, Wednesday & Friday • MONKey MIA DO lPHINS vISIT yOur NeAreST STA TrAvel BrANCH 489pp From BAlI eSCAPe – 7 NIGHTS $ Based on twin share, inc. return flights Be BAlI BeAuTIful white sands of Legian Beach and a manageable hike Bali is outrageously beautiful with each region in Bali from Kuta’s bars too! It dishes up traditional Balinese so unique that it’s impossible to describe – it must be hospitality by the bucketful - which guarantees smiles experienced. Initially recognized by surfers (we envisage all round and a great massage service - as well as a seriously hot looking ones) Bali is now well known for mean line of cocktails by the pool. The rooms are large a raft of other pleasurable pursuits – water-sports, and super-clean and there’s Internet in the lobby. With spas, resorts, restaurants, nightlife and the Balinese an abundance shopping, the marvelous food and the people – the friendliest, most peaceful and humble weather wonderful you’ll have to slap yourself that people you’ll ever meet. The local villages teem with you’re living it up on so little in this tropical paradise – a children who will run out to greet you and wave as small pinch won’t do! you go past. All of this is available to you no matter wHAT’S INCluDeD: 7 nights twin share what your budget, Bali is always affordable and we’ve accommodation at Legian Village Resort, daily breakfast found a hotel located less than 5 minutes from the & return flights from Perth & prepaid taxes. 539pp From PHuKeT eSCAPe – 7 DAyS $ Based on twin share, inc. return flights PHuKeT PArADISe It boasts a rocking beach-front location with open-aired Phuket (poo-get) is Thailand’s largest and most popular restaurant and bar, plus free WiFi all over the hotel so island…and as you can imagine causes quite a stir you can update your Facebook status as you go. Room when mispronounced! But if it’s a dream destination facilities include air-con, tea/coffee making facilities, you’re after, Phuket is it. You’ll be blown away by in-room safety deposit box, TV, hairdryer and minibar. balmy beaches, tasty feeds, decadent resorts and Prepare to be pampered with first-class service all the water-sports galore. Phuket also doubles as the handy way; so good in fact, you won’t want to come home! gateway to Thailand’s beautiful beaches, Krabi and Koh wHAT’S INCluDeD: 7 nights twin share Phi Phi. The swim-all-day, party-all-night vibe mixes accommodation at Malai House, return flights from pure relaxation with a little craziness, and we’ve found Perth & prepaid taxes. the perfect spot for you to stay – only 2 mins from the beach! Malai House is a small and friendly guest house located in the centre of Karon’s hip and happening area. uluru – AyerS rOCK - 5 DAyS 647*pp From SuNSeTS GAlOre… rise rather than fall. Take the early morning stroll like $ On arrival at Alice Springs you’ll be whisked off to nan and pops and walk around the base. After another your hostel – no snoozing till the evening though, the well-deserved meal you can don a pair of heels – just afternoon still calls! If you need a ‘lil recommendation like Priscilla Queen of the Desert – and strut on the top from us, two must-do afternoon activities are checking of Kings Canyon. Next day you’ll return back to your out the Kangaroo Rescue Centre or hitting the local hostel in Alice Springs before washing up and hitting the markets (if you’re lucky enough to arrive on Sunday). local – just make sure it’s the famous Bojangles! Come morning that’s all folks – you’ll board your plane back Next morning you’ll be on your way to visit the Outback home…if only holidays could last forever? Camel Farm – and if you’re game, ride one! From here you’ll continue on to Uluru (Ayers Rock) where you’ll wHAT’S INCluDeD: Arrival airport transfer, tuck into some Aussie food, check out Kata Tjuta and accommodation in Alice Springs, Outback Camel Farm hike the Valley of the Winds. Come sunset you’ll return – camel riding is at own expense (and pleasure), Uluru, to Uluru to savour some champers and listen to the Kata Tjuta, Valley of the Winds, Kings Canyon, The dingos call while sleeping under the stars. Amphitheatre and some meals. Up bright and early the following morning you’ll watch *Includes local payment of $25 the sun over Uluru some more – this time round it’ll SPrING INTO ACTION & BOOK NOw! Terms & Conditions: All prices are correct at time of print (22DEC09 ) but are subject to change without notice. Prices are based on cash, eftpos, Bpay payments only; payment by other means may incur surcharges. All quoted prices are per person. All bookings are subject to availability. Local taxes & levies for tours are included in the package price. Upgrades to twin share or private rooms with ensuite may incur additional costs. Flights are only included in the Bali & Phuket Escapes packages. Full payment is required at the time of booking. 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