‘Experience Asia’ News for January 2023

Welcome to our ‘Experience Asia’ Newsletter for January 2023

Firstly, we would like to wish you a very ‘Happy Lunar New Year’ – The ‘Year of the Rabbit’

Chinese New Year Celebrations in Thailand and Vietnam have begun this weekend, with extensive festivities and plenty of fireworks

This is a very busy time and traffic can be heavy with locals returning home

General dates for the celebrations are as follows:

21-23 January in Thailand / ‘Chinese New Year’

21-27 January in Vietnam / ‘Tet Festival’

21-27 January in Cambodia / ‘Lunar New Year’

Experience Asia News / MICE in Thailand

‘Experience Asia’ has a new ‘MICE’ team (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions), handling corporate groups from around the world

Our team can offer unique, tailor-made proposals for any size of event in Thailand, with team-building options, meeting venues, spouse packages and gala dinners for any budget

For more information and proposals, please contact sales-mgr@experiencetravel.asia

Experience Asia News / ‘Voluntourism’ in Thailand

‘Experience Asia’, supports and promotes ‘Voluntourism’ in several worthwhile categories around Thailand

This is a great opportunity for tourists for ‘giving back’ something positive to local communities and charities during their Thailand stay. This can be a one day or multiple day experience

Some options for voluntourism in Thailand include:

-Elephant Sanctuary to help rehabilitate elephants freed from logging and other restrictive work

-Teaching English in a hilltribe village or orphanage

-Marine conservation, helping to clean beaches on the islands

-Thai wildlife rehabilitation, including Turtle conservation

We would be delighted to recommend specific projects and arrange for a voluntourism experience for your guests

Product News / ‘Restaurant Potong’, Bangkok

Restaurant ‘Potong’, offers a decadent 20-course tasting experience full of incredible flavors.

This stylish restaurant has received its first Michelin Star recently and is situated in a 120-year-old structure in the heart of bustling Bangkok

Product News / ‘Thailand Stopover Programs’

Our popular Stopover programs covering the main tourist destinations in Thailand, are an easy way to create your own multi-destination itinerary

For Bangkok / Chiang Mai / Phuket and Samui, Experience Asia offers a 3-night and 4-night package, combining hotel stay, airport transfers and a popular tour. These programs can be found in our ‘Online tariff’

Product News / ‘Small Dinner Club’, Bangkok

The ‘Small Dinner Club’ is a hidden gem, located in a traditional Thai shophouse, near Bangkok’s riverside area

This unique restaurant offers a fine dining experience with a 10 to 12 course menu, built to present a balance of Thai flavors into a series of perfect bites.

Product News / ‘Full-Moon Party’ in Koh Phang Ngan

The world famous ‘Full Moon Party’, takes place on ‘Koh Phangan’ island in Southern Thailand

Access is via a one hour ferry trip from the larger ‘Koh Samui Island’, where the nearest airport is located

In 2023 there will be 13 Full Moon Parties, between February and December

The party starts when the moon comes out, around 7 pm, and the party lasts for around 12 hours, continuing until sunrise

We would suggest that single travelers should be careful with their personal security, and suggest booking a package with ‘Experience Asia’

Hotel News / ‘Little Shelter’, Chiang Mai

We love this 14-room boutique riverside hotel in Chiang Mai.

The design is both artistic and classical, with traditional design motifs from the ancient Lanna Kingdom

Hotel News / ‘Wyndham La Vita’, Phuket

Wyndham La Vita Phuket recently opened in Phuket and is both stylish and scenic

The resort has 516 spacious rooms, with guests having the option to select rooms with views overlooking the gardens, swimming pool or the Andaman Sea

Vietnam Product News / ‘Night Scooter Tour with Beer and Food’, Ho Chi Minh

Drink and eat your way around ‘Ho Chi Minh’ like a local, traveling on the back of a classic Vespa scooter around the most historic areas of Ho Chi Minh City

Experience authentic Vietnamese food and beer, zooming through five different districts, all unique in their own way, with an opportunity to cook Vietnamese food for yourself.

This culinary and cultural tour is one of our best sellers in Ho Chi Minh

Please contact us for prices and a detailed itinerary at sales-mgr@experiencetravel.asia

Vietnam Hotel News / ‘Topas Ecolodge’, near ‘Sapa’

We strongly recommend the ‘Topas Ecolodge’ to clients in search of a natural experience in Northern Vietnam

This unique boutique resort, with 41 rustic bungalows, is located at the top of an amazing hillside, providing nature lovers with magnificent panoramic views of rice terraces

Vietnam Hotel News / ‘Hotel de la Coupole M-Gallery’, ‘Sapa ‘

‘Hotel de la Coupole M-Gallery Sapa’ is truly a hidden gem, located among the hills and mountains of the secluded amazing mountain town of Sapa in Northern Vietnam. This stylish, high-end property was designed by the famous American architect, Bill Bensley

The Last Word / ‘The Tour of a lifetime’ in Bhutan, on classic ‘Royal Enfield Motorbikes’

One of the most iconic classical motorbikes, The ‘Royal Enfield’, is perfect for experiencing the scenic attractions of ‘Bhutan’

‘Experience Asia’ can offer a 6-day adventure trip, featuring the historic towns of Paro, Thimpu, Punakha and Haa

Stunning Himalayan mountain views plus visits to the ancient temples and villages, offer perfect photo opportunities during the tour

Please contact us for prices and a detailed itinerary at sales-mgr@experiencetravel.asia

Wishing you all a Safe and Happy 2023

Stephen McEvoy / Managing Director


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