The Wendy Wu Tours ExperiencePrabangBuddha Park, VientianeActive Paced TourThese tours can involve long periods ofsightseeing on foot, climbing of stairs andgetting on and off boats. Some trekkingmay be involved, as well as travel toremote areas where tourist facilities areless developed. These tours could involvelong days of driving and overnight trainjourneys. These programmes require agood level of fitness, as they are physicallymore demanding.Detailed Tour DossiersThe Tour Dossier for our Group Toursprovide a straightforward description ofthe physical activities involved on each dayof your itinerary. If there are any particular challenges such as the length of time spent on your feet, journey times, or accommodation standards - they will be explained in these concise trip notes. It is essential that you read the relevant Tour Dossier before booking.To obtain a Tour Dossier, call ourexperienced travel consultants, see yourpreferred travel agent, or download fromwww.wendywutours.co.ukTravelling on your own? Our Group Tours are ideal for singletravellers. They're a great way to meet like-minded people, share the experienceand form long-lasting friendships. It is unlikely that you will be the only singletraveller on your chosen tour, so if you arewilling to share a room, we will aim to matchyou with another single traveller of the samegender (on overnight train journeys andHalong Bay junk cruises, this may not be witha Wendy Wu Tours passenger). Just let usknow at the time of booking and no singlesupplement will apply. Of course, you may prefer to have yourown room, in which case we offer a singleroom option. Single room upgrade pricesare outlined on each tour page, whichapplies to a single room in each hotel. Youwill be required to share on overnight railjourneys and Halong Bay junk cruises.Book now on 0844 499 3899visit www.wendywutours.co.ukor see your preferred travel agentWe would love to hear from youso that we can maintain andimprove our high standards."9One of the benefits of travelling withWendy Wu Tours is that our NationalEscorts (on Group Tours) and LocalGuides are always on hand to answeryour questions and offer support. Theywill meet you at the airport on arrivaland be with you throughout your tour,right up until your departure. They arefully committed to making everyminute of your stay in their country anenjoyable and rewarding experience.On our multi-country tours, differentNational Escorts will be used in eachcountry and in Cambodia, differentguides are used in each destinationdue to local regulations. We regularlyreceive complimentary letters fromour passengers who sing the praises of the knowledge and professionalismof our National Escorts and LocalGuides, particularly their friendly,supportive nature.National Escorts & Local Guides"
Hotels are generally rated as local three tofour star standard, but please note thatthere is no international classificationsystem for hotels and differences infacilities and quality do exist between theUK and Indochina.Rest assured that all hotels used by WendyWu Tours are regularly inspected by ourstaff and our partners to ensure thatstandards meet your needs.Meals - a taste of Indochina All meals (excluding drinks) are included inour fully inclusive Group Tours. Breakfast isa combination of local and western food,usually served buffet style. Lunches anddinners consist of traditional local cuisine,with a wide range of dishes to choose from.Meals on our group tours start with lunchon the normal day of arrival and finish withlunch on the normal day of departure. Anyadditional meals will be at your ownexpense and no refund will be made forany meals missed. Our Private Toursinclude several free evenings, offeringflexibility for those who wish to explore thelocal restaurants.Optional Extras Our tours are planned to be as fullyinclusive as possible. However, from time-to-time your National Escort or Local Guidemay suggest optional tours/sightseeing inaddition to the standard sightseeingplanned for that city. Such options are at anadditional cost, with prices ranging fromUSD20-USD50 per person. Typical activitiesfor example may include a visit to theKilling Fields in Phnom Penh.A few tips on Tipping Like many countries, tipping is a necessarypart of the tourism industry in Indochina.To avoid uncertainty about who, whenand how much to tip, we have establisheda tipping system whereby all Group Tourpassengers contribute to a 'kitty', paid atthe beginning of the tour in cash (USDollars) to the National Escort, who thendistributes it throughout the trip. Onmulti-country trips this amount will bepaid in stages on arrival in each country.For tours with fewer than 10 passengers,tipping will be slightly higher than statedon the Group Tour pages. 10Your experience takes off hereYour flights are an important part of your Wendy Wu Tours experience, which is why we only work with scheduledairlines with the best reputations forservice, reliability and punctuality. Ourmain partners include British Airways,Cathay Pacific, Malaysia Airlines andVietnam Airlines. We use reputabledomestic airlines for internal routes.Please refer to page 60 for moreinformation.A place to recharge and relax Your accommodation is selected forconvenience of location, comfort orcharacter and can range from a businesshotel in one city to a family runguesthouse in a smaller town. In moreremote areas, accommodation may be ofa lower standard and may not have allwestern amenities. Please refer to page 61for more information.Be inspired! Choose from our range of fully inclusiveGroup Tours, or opt for the flexibility ofone of our Private Tours. For inspiration,keep on reading through this brochure orgo online at www.wendywutours.co.uk.For more information on each of ourGroup Tours, have a look at the relevantTour Dossier. Personalise your tourWhy not extend your holiday? We canadd extra experiences to the beginningor end of your tour to create apersonalised itinerary. World-class citieslike Hong Kong, Bangkok and KualaLumpur are within your reach, with arange of stop-overs available betweenmainland Indochina and the UK. Fly from an airport near you We offer flights and connections fromregional airports around the UK, givingyou the freedom to choose from whereyou fly. To really travel in style, talk toour experienced consultants aboutupgrading your seat to PremiumEconomy or Business Class. Check availability and prices Call us, or speak with your preferredtravel agent and we will check the touravailability and the best flights availableand confirm your full package price. Secure your tour place Group Tour places can usually beconfirmed immediately on payment ofa deposit of £250 per person. Privatetouring arrangements can usually beconfirmed within 48 hours. Complete your booking Once your tour has been booked, wewill send you written confirmation byemail or by post. It is essential that you promptly send usa completed booking form, as thisincludes further vital information (suchas passport numbers) which enables usto check that your personal details arecorrectly recorded.To book now, speak with one of our experienced travel consultants on 0844 499 3899, or your preferredtravel agent.How to Book your Wendy Wu Tours experience