Day 1: Arriving in Bangkok, you will be transferred to The Peninsula Bangkok Hotel, where you’ll stay 3 nights, This package includes breakfast each morning.
Day 2: Travel by private boat through the canels of Thonburi. See the Royal Barge Museum and Temple of the Dawn. After lunch, visit Bangkok’s most revered site – The Grand Palace and Temple of the Emerald Buddha. Visit Wat Pho before returning to the hotel.
Day 3: Drive South of Bangkok through the countryside, passing Palm Plantations and Salt Fields to Damnoen Saduak, to visit Thailand’s floating market. Travel by small board around the quiet waterways and the bustle of the main floating market. Have lunch on the way back to the hotel.
Day 4: Take a private visit to Prasart Museum and then take an afternoon flight to Chiangmai. Upon arrival, you’ll be taken to Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi Chiangmai, where you’ll stay for the next 4 nights.
Day 5: Drive North to the Chiang Dao Elephant Camp. Take an elephant ride through the jungle to a Lisu Hill Tribe Village. Then take a gentle trip down-river on a bamboo raft. Stop for lunch and then drive to the Queen Sirikit Botanical Gardens.
Day 6: Visit Wat Prathat Doi Suthep – Temple of the Mountain. After lunch, spend the afternoon visiting various traditional local handicrafts and craft villages that Chiangmai is renowned for.
Day 7 & 8: Take local sightseeing tours on your own or with a guide.
Packages can be tailored to your wishes. This particular packages starts around $4,200 per person and includes everything listed above, as well as flights.
Ultimate Insiders in New Orleans
An amazing 4-night trip delving into the innermost heart of the authentic culture – hosted by locals who embody that culture everyday.
Day 1: Arrival at Windsor Court Hotel. Dinner outing “West End Sunset” on a private boat house for a sunset sail. Enjoy dinner prepared by Food & Wine’s Best Of Chef Susan Spicer, and listen to one of New Orleans’ top trumpet players.
Day 2: Ultimate Insiders around Town. Witness the “Renaissance from the Ruins” after Hurricane Katrina, visit the mighty Mississippi, have lunch at Liuzza’s By The Track, visit The Art House Treehouse and The Old Line Marches On. Then, enjoy dinner at “Stella!”
Day 3: Helicopter to the Plantations and Bayous. Enjoy a Creole lunch at the Plantations, and dinner at “Bayona.” In the evening, check out “Dancing with the Loa,” and learn about the spirits of Vodou faith.
Day 4: Morning Outing to the Farmer’s Market, an afternoon outing to Piety Street and a chance to participate in a live recording session as an audience. Elvis Costello, Harry Connick Jr., the Black Eyed Peas – they’ve all recorded here! You even have a chance to record back up vocals and get your name in the liner notes! In the evening, have dinner at Emeril’s, and then sneak away to True Jazz, where the locals enjoy the best music.
Day 5: In the morning, visit a gospel church and experience true New Orleans gospel. Have brunch in a Private French Quarter Courtyard Paradise.
Includes: 4 nights in a Full Suite, Continental breakfast daily, transportation to and from guided events, and a Passport Card to enjoy 15% off at any outlet in the hotel.
Ask me about rates (rates depend on when you want to travel).
Travel now through August 2, 2012.
San Jose, Costa Rica Tour
Day 1: Arrival at SJO, private, guided escort to your hotel (Grano de Oro Hotel in San Jose)
Day 2: Transfer to Rio Celeste Hideaway in the jungles of Costa Rica.
Day 3: Enjoy a 5-mile hike through the rainforest, and visit “Los Tenideros.” Visit Tenorio Volcano, and beautiful waterfalls. Enjoy lunch at the end of the journey.
Day 4: After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to Cloud Forest in Monteverde.
Day 5: You’ll enjoy a diverse natural walk with wildlife around every corner. At mid-morning, you will return to El Establo Mountain Hotel and you’ll have the option to sky trek and take on the zip lines.
Day 6: You’ll transfer to the Manuel Antonio area for 2 nights.
Day 7: Breakfast at the hotel will be followed by a half day tour to show you the Manuel Antonio National Park. You can visit the beach this day.
Day 8: More beach time and back to San Jose to enjoy the last night in Costa Rica
Travel through October 31, 2012, starting at $1889.99/per person.
Book by July 1, 2012!
Guided Tour of Israel ( with a focus on Christian sites)
Day 1: Upon arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, a VIP rep will meet you at the place and escort you to Passport Control and assist you through baggage claim and customs. You are then escorted into the arrival hall where you are met by your guide.
Drive to the Valley of Elah, and then head to your hotel for check-in.
Day 2: Have breakfast at the hotel, then embark on a tour of Old City of Jerusalem. Ascend the Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the Holy City. Visit the Garden of Gethsemane. Visit the Wailing Wall and proceed to the Southern Wall Excavations (“Teaching Steps”). Enter the Christian Quarter, following the Station of the Cross, and end in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.
Day 3: Visit Mount Zion, and the Israel Museum. Visit Bethlehem and the Church of the Nativity.
Day 4: Drive to Ein Karem, and continue to the Biblical port of Jaffa. When it’s time to board your plane, a VIP rep will guide you until you reach the door of the plane.
Interested? This itinerary is suggested. If you’d like to visit other sites, please let me know, and I’ll get a quote put together for you!