April 10th, 2007
Why not fly Angkor Airways on your next trip to Siem Reap? Angkor Airways service on the Phnom Penh – Siem Reap is an attractive alternative to Siem Reap Airways. Using larger Boeing MD80s, Angkor is able to offer more room on its flights, ensuring that large groups have no capacity problems. Also, Angkor’s flights on this route are 10 minutes shorter than those of Siem Reap.
Founded in 2004, Angkor Airways mission statement has always been to “Bring the world to Angkor Wat.”
April 9th, 2007
Please be aware that since 24th March, 2007, Thai Airlines (THAI) has re-routed some domestic flights from Suvarnabhoumi airport to Don Muang Airport instead. We strongly advise you to double-check your bookings and ensure that your passengers are informed if they will be flying from or to Suvarnabhoumi or Don Muang. Please note that the airport code for Don Muang is DMK, whereas the airport code for Suvarnabhoumi is BKK. Flight numbers with four digits operate from Don Muang.
April 6th, 2007
The Thingaha Hotel opened in March 2006 with 30 well-appointed guestrooms and suites. Situated in the hotel zone of Myanmar’s new capital, Nay Pyi Daw, this new property is tastefully decorated. Room facilities include LCD cable TV, electronic safe, and tea and coffee making facilities. This property also has special dining and recreation facilities, a luxury spa, and wireless Internet for meetings, conferences and seminars.
Nai Pyi Daw (Naypyidaw) is the new capital of Myanmar and is to be found aproximately 320km north of Yangon, the former capital.
April 6th, 2007
For 2007, the Thingyan Water Festival and Myanmar New Year will be celebrated from 13th April to 16th April 2007. During Thingyan, most restaurants, shops, markets and museums will be closed and our operations team will amend all bookings as necessary:
- In Yangon, the Shan Kan Restaurant will be closed from 12th April, not only for the Water Festival but for major renovations until October 2007.
- The Monsoon Restaurant will be closed from 14th April to 19th April 2007.
- In Bagan, the Nandar Restaurant will be closed from 2nd April to 5th and from 16th to 17th April 2007.
- The River View Restaurant will be closed during the Water Festival, from 13th to 17th April.
- The Sunset Garden Restaurant will be closed from 28th April to 2nd May for maintenance.
For more information. please cotact : [email protected].
April 5th, 2007
Please note our hotel tariff has been updated again. Notable newcomers include:
- Siam @ Siam Hotel
- Ayatana Hamlet and Spa Chiangmai
- Bann Tazala Exclusive Village
- Doi Kham Country Homes Resort and Spa
- Tea Vana Chiangmai
- Greater Maekong Lodge
- Baan Ton Nam 31 (Doi Tung Lodge)
- Rawi Warin Resort and Spa
As ever, an updated list of special offers and deals in Thailand can be found here.
April 5th, 2007
On your next visit to Luang Prabang, why not stay at Villa Sayada Guesthouse? Just opened in February 2007, the Villa Sayada is a nice alternative to some of the older properties in Luang Prabang. The guesthouse features nine cozy rooms, each with air conditioning, television, en-suite bathroom and private balcony. It is located in the heart of the city, just opposite Wat Visoun (also known as
Luang Prabang has long been recognized as the jewel of Indochina, and as a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1995. This ancient royal city is found at the junction of the Mekong and Khan Rivers. As part of conservation efforts, development has been limited and restricted to ensure that this historic city retains all of its unique charm. Walking and bicycling are still the best ways to experience Luang Prabang. The Royal Palace Museum and Kuang Si Falls are definite musts for anyone visiting this charming city.
Let Exotissimo Travel arrange your visit to this world treasure.
April 4th, 2007
While visiting Vientiane, why not spoil yourself? Spend a day at the newly opened Champa Spa. Just opened in February 2007, the spa provides relaxation and alternative therapies to take you away from the stress of the outside world. The Champa spa’s traditional Lao herbal massages, aromatherapy treatments, Lao Fusion techniques and facials are sure to ease every little bit of tension out of your body. It is open from 09:00 to 22:00.
Contact Exotissimo Travel to schedule a day at the spa.
April 4th, 2007
The Zuela Guesthouse is a charming new addition to the Luang Namtha scene. This new property is comprised of 15 comfortable and clean rooms with private baths. Its simplicity makes it the perfect place from which to enjoy and explore the city. Bikes are available for hire here for those who wish to go out on the town.
Luang Namtha is a small, rustic town in Northern Laos, but don’t let its small size fool you. There are many things to do and see here. Popular local attractions include the waterfall at Ban Nam Dee (where bamboo paper is made) and the Wat Luang Kone temple. Hikers can trek to the nearby 222,400 hectare Nam Ha Protected Area, the home of many rare animals. Travelers should be sure to visit Phoum Phouk Pagoda and the Black Tai sacred forests.
Let Exotissimo plan your next outing to Luang Namtha.
April 3rd, 2007
The Akha Experience is a great tour for adventure seekers. This tour is three-day, two-night trek around the jungles of Muang Sing in Northern Laos, and is operated by the Akha villagers themselves. The proceeds that the villagers make from this trip are used to improve their daily lives, thus making this tour a prime example of eco- and sustainable tourism at its finest.
This tour is perfect for those tourists who are looking for something far away from the beaten track. Though based mainly around the hiking trek, its close interaction with the Akha people makes it unique among other adventure tours in Laos. Through this tour, you will interact directly with the ethnic tribes of Laos.
Muang Sing is found near the border of China, less than two hours north of Luang Nam Tha. It is the home of a variety of ethnic tribes, including the Hmong, the Tai Dam, the Akha, the Tai Lue and the Yao peoples.
Let Exotissimo Travel organize your next adventure trip into the Lao Highlands.