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Golden week is just around the corner, our top 6 ideas on where to spend it

September 3rd 2019

In partnership with Shanti Travel, travel agency based in Asia

Golden Week is just around the corner – do you already know where you want to go? What if this year we offered you a real golden week? Rural villages, isolated mountain ranges, lush vegetation or beautiful beaches: here are some ideas for authentic and tailor-made journeys. Completely customizable, these itineraries can be shortened or adapted to your wishes.

Do you want to discover one of the most advanced Asian cities, or do you prefer to venture into a mysterious and preserved country, recently opened to tourism? Let yourself be tempted by bustling Singapore, enigmatic Burma or India’s Golden Triangle for a short getaway. 

Singapore - Weekend escape (3 days) 
3h45 Non-stop to Changi International Airport 

Golden week is just around the corner, our top 6 ideas on where to spend it
Singapore, a metropolitan and multicultural city-state will surely surprise you with its cosmopolitan character. From modern skyscrapers to Hindu temples, discover the must-sees of this city of contrasts. Take a walk through history in the cultural districts of Chinatown and Little India and admire Singapore’s national icon, the Merlion. Delight in the beauty of the Gardens by the Bay, with its Flower Dome and Cloud Forest, and enjoy a panoramic view of the city from the top of the famous SkyPark Marina Bay. Take advantage of this futuristic city to do some shopping and enjoy the perks of city life, while still fitting in some sightseeing!

Burma - Relics and Jewels of Burma (6 days) 
3h15 Non-stop to Yangon International Airport 

Golden week is just around the corner, our top 6 ideas on where to spend it
Discover Burma, the “Golden Land”, a fascinating and enigmatic country. With its majestic pagodas, mysterious mountain ranges and tropical forests, Burma is a fascinating destination unlike any other in the world. Landing in Yangon, you feel as if you are travelling back in the time as you explore the city and its colonial buildings. Take the time to admire the sunset from the Shwedagon Pagoda; explore Bagan and its Indiana Jones-worthy temples, and visit Inle, a true little piece of paradise with its floating gardens and lively lakes. Enjoy an immersion into the daily life of locals and discover their traditions and culture. Let this charming region inspire you!
India, the Golden Triangle (7 days) 
5h40 Non-stop to Indira Gandhi International Airport 

Golden week is just around the corner, our top 6 ideas on where to spend it
Discover India’s Golden Triangle which covers three emblematic cities: New Delhi, the capital city; Agra, the symbol of love, and Jaipur, the desert land. Your trip starts in Delhi, the vibrant ‘City of Contrasts’, which can be split into two districts, New Delhi and Old Delhi. Visit Hamuyan’s Temple and enjoy tasting local street food specialties. Continue your tour with the exploration of Jaipur, also known as the ‘Pink City’, where you take a jeep to visit the impressive Amber Fort and admire its Rajput and Hindu architecture. Experience a cycling tour around Jaipur, discovering traditional markets and the Palace of the Winds. Finish the circuit by visiting Agra to admire the sunrise at the Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. A perfect introduction to the highlights of India! 
If you prefer to take your time to discover one of the wonderful countries in Asia. Here are three options for longer breaks during the Golden Week.   
Discovery of Singapore, Java & Bali  (11 days) 
5h10 Non-stop to Changi International Airport 

Golden week is just around the corner, our top 6 ideas on where to spend it
You want to discover Asia but you can’t decide which country to visit? Discover two different sides of this continent in one trip by visiting Singapore and Indonesia. Start your trip in Singapore, immersing yourself in the metropolitan vibe of this city-state and visit the must-see of the ‘Lion City’. Then fly to Java and climb two of its volcanoes: Mount Bromo, with its fascinating caldera and Kawah Ijen, famous for its mystical blue flames and opaque turquoise lake before continuing to the Bali, Island of the Gods. You spend some time on the north coast of Bali, in Pemuteran where the marine life is extraordinary and a snorkeling trip to Menjangan Island is sure to impress you. Visit Ubud, the cultural and artistic heart of Bali and explore the surrounding hot springs, temples and volcanic lakes. Finally, enjoy some rest and relaxation on the beaches of Seminyak, the fashionable area of Bali where you can browse the boutique shops or learn to surf on some of the most popular waves in the world! Experience the contrasts of Asia with this customizable tour.


Between Nepal and Bhutan (15 days) 
5h00 Non-stop to Tribhuvan International Airport 

Golden week is just around the corner, our top 6 ideas on where to spend it
Looking for an off-the-beaten-path adventure? Enjoy an exploration through two authentic countries: Nepal and Bhutan, with the highest peaks in the world - the Himalayas - as the backdrop. With its magnificent landscape, lush vegetation and unique traditions, this region of the Himalayas will offer you a breathtaking and unique holiday experience. In Nepal, you discover the jewels of the Kathmandu Valley. Emblematic sites such as the Boudhanath Stupa, the sacred Hindu site of Pashupatinath and the historic Durbar Square are waiting to be explored. Take a jeep to see the rare and exotic wildlife in the Chitwan National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and spot Bengal tigers, swamp crocodiles, exotic birds and leopards. Then, fly to Bhutan and the Punakha Valley where the iconic fortress-monasteries will amaze you. Set off on a short trek in Paro to visit the famous Tiger’s Nest Monastery, the most sacred site in Bhutan before flying back to Kathmandu to end your trip. You will surely come back with unforgettable memories! 


India - Durga Puja Festival with a small group (5-12/12/2019) 
4h20 Non-stop to Netail Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport  

Golden week is just around the corner, our top 6 ideas on where to spend it
Looking for something different for Golden Week? Join a small group tour and plunge into the art and magic of India by experiencing one of the most famous festival in India: the Durga Puja Festival in Calcutta. The Durga Puja Festival, the largest street festival in the world pays homage to Durga, the 10-headed warrior goddess and is filled with percussions, temples and dances. This small group trip gives you the opportunity to live and feel like a local for 8 days. Learn more about Hinduism by attending traditional and cultural performances and experiencing the fervor of the celebrations. Enjoy a traditional meal with a local family in North Calcutta, discover local crafts in Biswa Bangla and end the celebrations with the ‘Red Road Carnival’, the closing ceremony of the Durga Puja Festival. Experience Calcutta at its most magical moment!



Golden week is just around the corner, our top 6 ideas on where to spend it
About Shanti Travel  
Shanti Travel is a French local travel agency based in Asia. From our offices in Delhi, Pondicherry, Colombo, Yangon, Bali, Vietnam and Kathmandu, we offer tailor made trips to India, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal, Indonesia, Tibet, Burma, Mongolia, Philippines, Cambodia, Vietnam and the Maldives.  
Shanti Travel has been a local expert in Asia for 10 years. More than 30,000+ customers traveled with us on our off-the-beaten tracks and 96% have reported satisfaction with our personalized services and destination expertise. We are available to assist you 24/7 before, during and after your tailor-made holiday to Asia. 
Contact: contact@shantitravel.com


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