Of the five senses, sight dominates. Take away sight, and our other senses emerge to interpret the world from another perspective. Smell becomes more subtle. Taste becomes more acute. Hearing becomes more sensitive. Touch becomes more delicate.
Our team in Bali, Indonesia recently ventured to Adi Assri Beach Resorts, Pemuteran in northern Bali for their annual staff outing. We look forward to this time each year, because we believe that taking team members out of the office helps them become closer, eliminate distractions, and have fun. After completing team building activities together, employees better understand each other’s strengths, weaknesses, and interests. This motivates us to want to win even more. We all have fun and this event not only brings people closer together but also leads to more successful and creative workplace ideas.
The team also has games and other activities to fill the day. Some of the employees took the opportunity for early morning snorkelling. We ended the final day with a gala dinner and DJ music till midnight. This year we even recognised a winner for Best-Dressed, best costume, best cheers & game with highest score.
We are back from what was such an AMAZING trip! The weather in Khao Lak was close to perfect. We really had the best time and wanted to thank you and Gregg for putting together an unbelievable itinerary. We couldn’t have been more pleased!!
Shaylin & Amir
Basically, everything was just wonderful and we had a blast. Each hotel was more amazing than the next…truly special places and very much our kind of hotels. The service at all hotels was so excellent. Each guide was great and well-suited to the particular place…interesting and very knowledgeable.
The Paradise Peak was definitely the way to go to see Halong Bay, just lovely. The boat ride on Tonle Sap Lake in Cambodia was very interesting and felt authentic. The Circus in Cambodia was great and a really cool experience! The Elephant Jungle Sanctuary was just a really fun, cool experience…a highlight of the trip.
Thanks again so very much for one of the best trips of our lives! We will definitely recommend you to anyone we know who is planning a similar trip!
Thank you. You really are the best at what you do! If you can dream it, we will create it.
Teresa Belcher, Founder
Although it is the modern-day capital of Vietnam, Hanoi still retains the mystery and charm of past centuries. Narrow lanes and traditional shop houses invite an exciting exploration by walking, while its many beautiful public spaces – lakes, parks, tree-lined boulevards and monuments – give the city an air of elegance and harmony with nature unique among Asian capitals.
A vibrant metropolis, Saigon teems with energy, activity and motion. Everywhere you look, you see the convergence of traditional and modern life. Begin with a tour of the historic centre, strolling along Dong Khoi Street, formerly known as the Rue Catinat, the main shopping thoroughfare and heart of old colonial Saigon. Pass by classic European-style landmarks such as the ornate City Hall (Hotel De Ville), the old Opera House (both may only be viewed from the outside), and pay a quick visit to the neo-Romanesque Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office.
Depart from Hanoi in the morning for the drive to Halong Bay. On arrival at around noon, board a traditional wooden junk and begin cruising through the beautiful Halong Bay. Enjoy lunch while passing strange rock formations including Stone Dog, Incense Burner (Dinh Huong) and Fighting Cock (Ga Choi). Visit one of the caves in the centre of the islands such as Thien Cung (Heavenly Residence Grotto). Cruise back to Halong Pier, disembark at approximately 16.30pm and return to Hanoi by road.
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Join an expert ‘foodie’ on a culinary journey to experience the aromas and flavours of Bali.
In the late afternoon meet your specialist guide and drive to Denpasar, the capital of the island. Stop for a glass of Air Tebu, a refreshing sweet drink made from freshly squeezed sugarcane straight from the plant.
In Thailand and parts of Laos and Myanmar, Loy Krathong is celebrated on the full moon of the 12th month in the Buddhist Calendar.
Giant paper lanterns float through the sky
In parts of the country and especially in the north, the mood is even more festive as people celebrate with an abundance of fireworks. Here, a girl lights a traditional firework made of bamboo which is then swung and released into the darkness, creating a dramatic and sparkling orange aura around her. In the distance revelers and locals light giant paper lanterns, resulting in a magical scene along the Chiang Mai skyline.
If you would like to see the Loy Krathong Festival yourself, we can help. Click here to contact us.