Travel Indochina has teamed up with Channel Nine’s Getaway to offer viewers a private cycling tour of Thailand’s second largest city.
Recent flooding has completely receded from Chiang Mai. Low impact tourism, such as cycling, is one activity that assists in local economic recovery, and is part of Travel Indochina’s responsible tourism initiatives.
Featuring on the show at 5:30pm on Saturday 29 October, the Chiang Mai tour costs $68 per person, based on two people, and includes transfers, bicycle hire, helmets, accident insurance and a local English-speaking guide on a private basis.
Travellers will embark on a memorable and informative discovery of the city’s most interesting sights and beyond to explore temples, markets and the ancient city.
Starting along the banks of the Ping River, the half-day tour passes through a former leprosarium (now a home for the elderly in an impressive manicured colonial setting) and traditional teak homes, before exploring the ancient city of Wiang Khum Kham, which dates back to the 13th century.
The tour re-enters Chiang Mai’s old city through Tapae Gate and stops at the Somphet market for impromptu culinary lessons before ending at the traveller’s hotel.
Valid for tours from 1 Nov 2011 to 31 Dec 2012. For more information and bookings, contact Travel Indochina’s Asia experts on 1300 362 777 or www.handmadeholidays.com.au.
About Travel Indochina
Travel Indochina has been operating Small Group Journeys and tailor-made travel to Asia since 1993. Offering journeys to Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, China and Tibet, India, Sri Lanka, Japan, Burma, Mongolia and Bhutan, Travel Indochina has six offices across its Asia destinations, Western tour guides and English-speaking local guides.
Travel Indochina’s idea is simple – to explore and share the essence of Asia’s history, culture, natural beauty and, most importantly, people. The company has a commitment to responsible travel and a belief that travel is an exchange of knowledge and perspectives, cultures and wealth.
For more information and bookings, Travel Indochina’s Asia experts can be contacted on 1300 362 777 or on the 24/7 agents-only booking engine www.ticconnect.com.au.