Important occasions of one's life are often unique moments. Engaged couples dream of it while married people remember it leafing through family photo albums: Honeymoon trip always go down as a red-letter day. To fulfill this important experience of a circle of life, how about a journey crossing culture and discovery of South East Asia while enjoying private and dedicated service in some of the most romantic places in the world?
Among our destinations, Cambodia and Vietnam have both everything needed to make up the perfect moment in the perfect place for lovers. Within two weeks, our ideal program offers a journey from North of Vietnam to the South of the country before reaching Angkor temples in Cambodia. Ancient and contemporary culture, sandy beaches and dreamy landscapes, gastronomy, lavish hotels and dedicated facilities: a committed treatment just because love worth it.
In the North of Vietnam, lovers can discover Halong Bay on a traditional private junk and delight in a candle light dinner on one of the thousand desert islet. In the centre of Vietnam, in Hoi An or in Quy Nhon, boutique hotels with private beaches and included spa treatments offer a great deal as the region is also rich in cultural visit opportunities. In the centre highlands, we would suggest you to go on for a rustic picnic with champagne. All alone, near the lake will look like an Eden.
Further, in the south of Vietnam on board L'Amant, the Mekong River expresses its unique listlessness. Vietnam also has Phu Quoc and Con Dao islands which will delight the one who are looking for more wildness. Finally arriving in Siem Reap, discovering Angkor Temples on board a classic car is certainly unforgettable. Eventually, wedding wishes could be expressed again according to the Khmer way with monks blessing.
While you want to plan this very special event, we will make sure to handle your singular requests. Our team is ready to design A la carte program.
QUANG NGAI : THE « GREAT WALL» OF VIETNAM
Nestled in the mountain foothills of a remote province in central Vietnam, one of the country's most important archaeological discoveries in a century has recently come to light. A team of archaeologists has just uncovered a 127-kilometer wall which have been named 'Vietnam's Great Wall.' This finding is without doubt the most important of the century. The wall reaches a height of 4 meters and stretches from northern Quang Ngai Province south into the province of Binh Dinh. It is arguably the greatest engineering feat of the Nguyen Dynasty and could become a major touristic place.
BALLOON OVER BAGAN
Myanmar offers very original activities that can be used for honeymoon trips. Besides transport in a colonial bus in Yangon, Balloons over Bagan is probably the most extraordinary experience ever in Myanmar for Honeymooners. The balloon is guided by gentle winds not exceeding 15 mph, allowing passengers a serene and peaceful bird's-eye view of ancient temples drifting by. Honeymooners can enjoy this amazing way to discover the antic city of Bagan with a special package including champagne breakfast while enjoying the sunrise. Balloons are leaving early in the morning just as the sun is rising to offer the most magnificent and romantic view over Bagan. Note that balloons over Bagan operate from October to March when weather permits.
VAT PHOU: CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF UNESCO LISTING
Champassak province just celebrated the 10th anniversary of Vat Phou's listing by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Located in a rural setting at the base of Phou Kao Mountain, 6km from the Mekong River, this outstanding site is flanked by ponds amid natural beauty, and linked by road to Cambodia. Vat Phou has a unique structure, in which the elements lead to a shrine where a linga was bathed in water from a mountain spring. There was a temple on this site as early as the 5th century, and it later became a centre of Theravada Buddhist worship, which it remains today. Since Vat Phou was given world heritage status by UNESCO in 2001, the province has increasingly become a popular tourist destination.
WEDDING CEREMONY IN ANGKOR TEMPLES
Trendy destination for our Spanish honeymooners, Cambodia is renowned for couples to approve their union according to Buddhist ritual. This cultural journey has all necessary ingredients for a spiritual engagement and will also seduced more couples among other countries. The mystical atmosphere ruling Angkor temples and Siem Reap bars are a contrasting mix allowing both entertainment and age-old union traditions. Besides, Sihanoukville and Kep beaches are valued seaside town for couples who are looking for more conventional places.
The Fusion Maia resort is set on stunning My Khe Beach in Da Nang, Vietnam and is "the first five-star hotel in Asia with unlimited
spa treatments included in the regular room rate. And by regular room, we mean, at minimum, a 50-sq-m suite with a private pool."
The hotel is offering 80 pool suites and 7 villas with garden courtyard and private pools with stylish modern architecture.
In term of services, spa treatments and breakfast offered at any time of the day make it a perfect place for honeymooners to enjoy a dream stay by the sea. Fusion Maia resort is the largest in Vietnam and offers a wide array of natural living therapies. A dream story can come true!
Check for more on: www.fusionmaiadanang.com
PHOENIX WILL ATTEND ITB 2011
For another year, we are attending the most important tourism fair show
which will take place in Berlin from March 9th to 13th. We will introduce our
five destinations and also and boutique style Boat navigating on the Mekong
River: L'Amant. You are welcome to pass by our booth number 202: Hall 26B.
ViewPoint Lodge Inle Lake, Myanmar
Planned to open on October 1st, 2011, a new resort featuring 18 bungalow suites built on piling over the lake, with techniques and materials respecting the Shan's tradition and forgotten bright past. It will boast 2 restaurants, and organize eco-tourism and activities tours.
Angkor Village Hotel, Cambodia
Located in the heart of Siem Reap's Old colonial area, this Khmer architecture hotel goes ahead with its renovation program started 2 years ago and announces it will be closed from 25th April to 15th October 2011. Its sister property, Angkor Village Resort & Spa, will remain open during that period.
The Luangsay Residence Luang Prabang, Laos
This new 5 star boutique hideaway boasting 24 luxury suites through 6 stand-alone pavilions is to offer a contemporary reflection of life in the French colonial era. Mountain scenery can be enjoyed from their open terraces and exterior lounges. A fine dining restaurant and an outdoor swimming pool complete the offer.
Vietnam Airlines aims to become the second largest airline in the Southeast Asia by 2020 and plans on strong investment to modernize its fleet, with 163 airplanes including Boeing 787 and Airbus A350 from the current 70.
Vietnam airlines also announces that their prices will increase 20% for all their domestic flights from March 11th 2011
Myanmar Airways International has just launched a new destination on February 26th to link twice a week, on Wednesday and Saturday, Yangon and Siem Reap, Kingdom of Cambodia.
Hue Airport will be closed from May 5th to June 6th, 2011, due to complete renovation. Booked flights will be re-routed to Danang and programs changed accordingly, while concerned agencies will be duly advised file by file.
As from early April 2011, the 25USD international departures' airport tax in Cambodia will be included in ticket's price. Clients won't have to pay it by themselves at the Siem Reap's and Phnom Penh's airports anymore.