June 27th, 2011
Take part in an unforgettable gastronomic experience! We are offering the chance to partake in a gourmet dinner party where each course is prepared by legendary Chef Sompon at his very own house. Chef Sompon will personally cook the entire evening’s multi-course menu. The mouth-watering dinner is served poolside and consists of 6 Thai courses. Known internationally for his culinary talents, Chef Sompon has featured on many TV channels including, the BBC, The National Geographic, Thai Channel 3 and ITV.
The evening is finished by releasing Northern Thai lanterns into the night sky from the grounds of his boutique house in Chiang Mai. Click here to see the full itinerary.
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June 21st, 2011
Arrive in Ubud with the chance to soak away any stress through spa treatments at Spa Hati. Enjoy traditional dancing displays and try your hand at cooking some culinary treats at the local cooking school. If your wanting to explore the rugged landscape then do not fret, an afternoon is spent at Besakih, located on the western slopes of Mt Agung, Bali’s highest volcano. A half day excursion to Taman Sari Buwana educates on how to harvest rice with farmers and incorporates a school visit to interact with locals. The tour is an enlightening experience that gives great insight into the culture and practices of the Balinese people. Click here to see the full itinerary.
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June 17th, 2011
We have launched two superb tours that follow in the footsteps of the hit movie, ‘The Hangover Part 2′. If you just have a spare day, then opt for our one day ‘Follow in the Footsteps’ tour which visits all the major landmarks. However, should you have 4 days available in Bangkok then the ‘Exclusive Movie Mania’ tour includes everything in our one day tour plus visits to the Grand Palace, riverside evening meals, puppet shows, a private long tail boat journey and chance to see morning rituals performed by local monks.
Both tours see guests driven outside of Bangkok to the Ancient city in Samut Parkan on a visit to the self proclaimed ‘worlds largest museum’, and stunning architectural monument that was the backdrop for the Chiang Mai Chinese Temple scene in the movie. Other captivating landmarks from the film we visit include, Song Wad Road roundabout (scene of the drug dealing monkey), Yaoworat Road in Chinatown and Talad Kao market.
Follow in the Footsteps of the Movie: The Hangover Part 2
Re-live the day spent in Bangkok by the stars from the film! Take guests to all the major landmarks they’ve seen in the movie.
Exclusive Movie Mania: The Hangover Part 2 – 4 Days / 3 Nights
Visit the famed temples of Bangkok and learn about the intriguing Thai culture before following in the footsteps of the stars from the film.
June 14th, 2011
The National Geographic Society recently undertook an expedition into the caves of Phong Nha, placing them in the spotlight of the world’s media. Pass by the entrance to the ‘Cave of Teeth and Wind’ and enter the mystical tunnels, filled with giant stalactites, stalagmites and crystal clear waters. Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is one of the world’s two largest limestone regions and is the oldest major karst in Asia. A number of expeditions have led explorers into these caves yet the end is still not in sight. The caverns make up a network of 150 or so caves, some large enough to house a Boeing 747 and so dark you can’t see your hand in front of your face. Our extraordinary tour can now take you into the mouth of these caves where only a handful of people have passed before.
Our two day tour takes you on an unforgettable boat trip exploring the UNESCO World Heritage site of Phong Nha, and to the former DMZ area, infamous worldwide for the legendary battles that were fought there. See the original artillery used during the war at a local museum and pay a visit to La Vang Cathedral, an important pilgrimage site for Vietnam’s catholic population. To view a full itinerary of this tour please, click here.
June 9th, 2011
After delays the Ana Mandara Resort & Spa Ninh Binh will open its doors mid May. Initially due to open January 2011 the property features 172 rooms and is styled after a traditional Vietnamese village with large sized bungalow type rooms.
Vinpearl Luxury Resort has recently announced their soft opening in June 2011. Located in the southern coastal city of Nha Trang, Vinpearl Luxury Resort’s 48 villas will overlook the sea and a private beach. Access to the resort, which is situated on Hon Tre Island, will be by speedboat.
Hyatt Regency Danang Resort & Spa will open Q 4 2011. It will signify Hyatt’s second Hotel offering in Vietnam and hail the introduction of one of Hyatt’s most recognized brands to Vietnam “Regency” Comprising of 200 Hotel rooms and Suites/ 138 Condominiums / 20 Villas with private pool. 90% of the resort will have views of the Ocean and the stunning Son Tra Peninsula.
The Accor Group is opening 4 Hotel and Resorts in 2011-2013 in the Danang/Hoi An area including: The 4-star Mercure Danang with 276 rooms opening 2011, the 4-star Novotel Han River Danang with 346 rooms opening inÂ 2013, The 5-star Pullman Danang with 197 rooms and down the coast the 4-star Novotel Hoi An Resort with 230 rooms opening Q1 2012.
For more information on accommodation options in Vietnam please contact, [email protected].
June 6th, 2011
One of the most intriguing ways to explore the beauty of Cambodia is by taking a private traditional river boat on the Mekong or Tonle Sap. Satra and Regina, two charming wooden vessels are available for day trips. Chartered from Phnom Penh, The Satra can host 8 passengers on day trips and 2 guests on overnight stays. Alternatively, the larger Dara is suitable for 10 passengers for day trips and 5 for overnight guests.
Both boats are equipped with small but tastefully decorated cabins featuring fans, bathrooms, mosquito-nets, and spacious dining and lounging areas. Each boat comes with a private chef, renowned for providing delicious Khmer food. Day trips will take guests to interesting and rarely visited places along the Tonlé Sap and Mekong Rivers including Koh Chen, an island where silverware is produced, the beaches of Preak Bang Kang and several floating villages. The boats can be chartered for trips anywhere, offering a personalized and tranquil way to explore Cambodia’s lifelines, its mighty estuaries. To view the full itineraries for these day-trips please, click here.
June 1st, 2011
Exotissimo will be attending the leading trade show TTM in Bangkok from the 08 to the 10 of June. We will be represented by Sales Manager, Mr. Guy Van der Schoot and Group Product Manager Ms. Louise Nathan. Our Exo booth number is: B130, alternatively Click here to schedule an appointment with us or contact: [email protected]
Exotissimo will also be attending ITM in Frankfurt from the 24 to the 26 of June. We will be represented by Mr. Jean-Marie Mell, General Manager at Exotissimo France. Our Exo booth number is: B170, alternatively Click here to schedule an appointment with us or contact: [email protected]
Please drop by to either show if you are in the area, we would love to chat and tell you what we’ve been up to. If you can’t make it then we would be happy to answer any of your questions by email.