The Aranui explores the Marquesas Islands in comfort
IslandsEscapes by Goway has announced incredible savings for select 2013 and sailings on Aranui 3 , very special 14 day adventure cruise in the French Polynesian Marquesas islands.
A 10% discount is available on select departures in August 2013 and 2014 plus earlybird bookings for January 2014. The discounts are available in suites and cabins and are subject to availability.
The Aranui is a mixed passenger/cargo vessel offering comfortable, air-conditioned accommodations for about two hundred passengers. The vessel operates under the French flag and begins her journey from Tahiti to Fakarava, Ua Pou, Nuku Hiva, Hiva Oa, Fatu Hiva, Tahuata, Ua Huka, Rangiroa before returning back to Papeete. The crew are all Polynesian, adding to the remarkably friendly atmosphere and truly local feeling onboard.
Accommodation include suites, deluxe and standard cabins plus budget dormitory style accommodation and dining is family style with a mix of French and Polynesian Cuisine. On board facilities include a swimming pool, library, bars, lounges and a full activity program including guest lecturers.
Explore the best of Chile: lost civilizations, cities, vineyards and beaches – 8 days for only $2949CAD/$2899USD.
- Round trip international air from Toronto(CAD) or Miami(USD) on LAN Airlines
- Internal flights
- 7 nights accommodation in first class hotels: 4 nights on Easter Island and 3 nights in Santiago
- Private transfers
- Vina del Mar and Valparaiso tour
- Vineyard tour
- Most meals
Valid for travel to Sept’13. Includes all air taxes. CAD: Add $130 Chilean reciprocity tax. Trip code: 175927 USD: Add $160 Chilean reciprocity tax. Trip code: 175922
Goway Travel has announced that Jeff Orlowski, director of the Oscar-nominated climate change documentary, Chasing Ice, will join the 22-day Antarctic expedition featuring the first-ever floating “Polar Film Festival”.
Orlowski’s “Chasing Ice” chronicles environmental photographer James Balog’s attempts to capture the Earth’s changing climate on film. As his team journeys north to the Arctic, they deploy time-lapse cameras, designed for the unique Arctic climates, to record irrefutable evidence that glaciers are, in fact, melting at record rates. This eye-opening film, which garnered awards at Sundance and Hot Docs, will open the festival’s lineup of illuminating documentaries.
Orlowski, director, producer and cinematographer behind ‘Chasing Ice,’ will be our special guest during the Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica via Buenos Aires voyage departing Buenos Aires on November 2, 2013.
The Floating Polar Film Festival will feature a diverse program of documentaries, curated by Hot Docs, North America’s largest documentary film festival. The films will range in topics from ecology and the environment to exploration and adventure.
Explore incredible natural beauty and rare wildlife on this Sabah Adventure tour in Borneo, Malaysia. With its collection of exotic animals, ancient traditions, hot springs, tribal villages, loveable orangutans and incredible views, Sabah has something for everyone. Experience the very best of this part of Borneo – climbing Mt Kinabalu, watching elusive sea turtles lay their eggs upon Turtle Beach and sharing laughs with local village hosts – every minute of this incredible adventure will stay with you for life
Priced from just $4049 (USD) or $4099 (CAD), this great vacation includes airfare from Vancouver on Cathay Pacific (CAD) or Los Angeles on China Airlines (USD), with 11 nts accommodation and comprehensive small group sight seeing.
Price based on travel 01 – 14 Jun’13, other dates available – please request. Taxes included. Trip code: 172017 (CAD) and 172000 (USD)
Asia is an amazing honeymoon destination! Newlyweds can stay at some of the best beaches in the world in places like Thailand and Bali, ride an elephant in the rainforest or a camel in the desert, visit opulent palaces, exotic temples and forts. Plus Asia is very affordable and a lot of resorts cater specifically to honeymoon clients, offering special bonuses, like free nights, room upgrades, massages and bottles of wine.
Here are three of Goway’s top recommended honeymoon ideas in Asia.
- Thailand – Island Hopping. Thailand is home to world class beaches, an exotic culture, friendly people with amazing hospitality, making it a great choice for newlyweds!
Price: 10 day island hopping from $1429 per person. Includes 9 nights in 5-stary, deluxe hotels with breakfast on 3 different islands, plus and all transfers in between.
Accommodation details:–The Surin (Phuket), Zeavola (Phi Phi) and Nakamanda (Krabi) are some of the most romantic in the area. Honeymooners will receive special bonuses (such as fruit baskets, flowers and bottle of sparkling wine).
Extension ideas: Chiang Mai, 3 days, Elephant Hill Jungle Camp
- Bali Beach Escape. Bali has fabulous beaches and resorts at amazing value, allowing honeymooners to have their dream vacation within their budget. Most resorts in Bali cater specially towards honeymooners.
Price: 8 day deluxe beach escape from $999 per person. Includes 7 nights at the Intercontinental Jimbaran, 3 day tours, transfers and a 70 min massage. Plus honeymooners receive 1 free night, a one bottle of sparkling house wine and flowers!
Accommodation details: The elegant resort is located in the exclusive Jimbaran Bay with its own private beach.
Extension Idea: Enchanting Ubud, 3 days
- India – Golden Triangle with Oberoi. For couples looking for something exotic, India is a fabulous choice. Visit the stunning Taj Mahal (the “monument to love”), go on a tiger safari in Ranthambore and stay in amazing romantic accommodations including opulent palaces and forts. Goway offers private India packages so travellers can explore India the way they want to see it.
Price: 8 days luxury Golden Triangle from $2279 per person. Price includes 7 nights in 5-star luxury Oberoi Hotels with breakfast daily, private tours, and all transfers
Accommodation details: The elegant, 5-star Oberoi hotels are the ideal honeymoon choice and each room includes a personal butler, yoga and spa services. The Amarvilas offers the best view of the Taj Mahal in Agra; the Vanyavilas jungle resort features all Luxury Tent accommodation and the Rajvillas resembles a traditional royal Rajasthan Fort.
Extension Idea: Goa Beaches (3 days), Varanasi – The Holy City (3 days)
Cruising in Russia is only available for the short summer season from May to September, making now the time to book a cruise for this summer!
Taking a cruise along Russia’s Volga River is one of the most scenic and relaxing ways to explore this fascinating country. Beginning in either St Petersburg or Moscow, visitors will get to see another side of Russia from its vast lakes, remote islands, and small villages along the shores. 11 or 12 day cruises start from $1699 per person (twin share) and include accommodation in a private cabin, return transfers, full board catering, welcome ceremony, English-speaking guides, on-board entertainment, on-land excursions, optional tours, and special Captain’s Farewell dinner.
Goway offers between 13 to 15 departures per month from May to September, across 8 different ships between the two ports. Cruise dates can be found online.
Carnaval is all about music, rhythm and costumes!
Goway is including the Rio Carnaval in their Splendours of South America escorted tour departing North America on 15 February 2014.
This 3 week tour features in-depth stays in 3 countries; Chile with its wine producing regions and Santiago; Argentina with its vibrant capital, Buenos Aires, home of the Tango, Mendoza, the wine capital of the country and a day tour to Uruguay; Brazil, visiting the amazing Iguassu Falls and Rio de Janeiro, the Samba capital of the World.
Prices start at $17,999 per person sharing which includes all regional flights within South America plus seat tickets for the Samba Parade. The tour can be taken without the Carnaval option. Prices start at $11,599 per person sharing.
This spectacular colourful parade attracts over 90,000 people and includes tens of thousands of dancers. Preparation for the Samba Parade starts months in advance as each Samba School gets ready to be part of the Carnaval. This is a once in a lifetime experience.
All Goway’s HOLIDAYS OF A LIFETIME include the services of a professional Tour Director, First Class or Deluxe hotels, most meals, tipping (except the Tour Director), twin share guarantee for single travelers, fun themes (a different one for each departure), a quality comprehensive Travel Companion Book and neck pillow.
Sushi is easy to make, a light and healthy option, and makes a perfect appetizer for a summer party! All you need is a bit of patience learning how to do the perfect roll, and a grocery store that sells seaweed paper (“nori). Here’s how to make Spicy Salmon Rolls
- 1 Nori Sheet (an edible seaweed sheets, usually found in an Asian grocery store)
- 1/2 cup – Sushi Rice (Sushi Rice Recipe)
- 1 1/2 ounces – Raw Salmon Sashimi
- Several drops of Sriracha (chili sauce)
- 1 bowl – Warm Vinegar Water
- Take a half sheet of nori and place the shiny side down, with the long side facing you. Dip your hands in a bowl of vinagered water (the vinagered water is used to prevent the sushi rice from sticking). You want your hands to be damp, not wet.
- Gently pat and spread 1/2 cup of sushi rice in an even layer on each sheet using your fingers. Do not mash or smear the rice on the nori.
- Cut the salmon and cucumber into long, thin sticks. Slice the avocado into thin, crescent shaped pieces. Place the salmon horizontally across the nori.
- Place drops of Siracha along the salmon. Place the drops about 1/2″ apart. Place the cucumber and avocado horizontally across the nori.
- Roll the sushi using the Maki sushi rolling method. Note it takes practice to achieve the perfect the rolling technique. It is easiest when you are using a sushi-mat. Check out videos on youtube for assistance!
- On the cutting board, cut the spicy salmon roll into 8 pieces and enjoy!
What really sets apart Goway’s 18-day Splendours of China program is the chance for globetrotters to visit Tibet, the “rooftop of the world.”
Not many people in their lifetime will get a chance to visit this incredible and remote place. Tibet is famed for its amazing Potala Palace, snow-capped mountain scenery, unique temples and monasteries all of which clients see on Goway’s Splendours of China program. In addition, on this program, travellers will venture beyond the main sights to the countryside to visit a traditional Tibetan family as well as see a Tibetan hospital.
Tibet is only one of the many highlights on Goway’s Splendours of China. In 18 days, travellers will walk along the Great Wall, see the incredible Terra Cotta Warriors, cruise along the Yangtze river, and witness an acrobatic show, just to name a few… Full details of the itinerary and pricing can be found online
Goway is offering incredible savings on the once-in-a-lifetime luxury rail journey between Singapore and Bangkok. Travellers who book this train experience with Goway by 30 June, 2013 for travel between May 2013 and September 2013, will receive one FREE night at the Mandarin Oriental, Singapore, one FREE night at the Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, and hotel to station transfers. This is valued at over $1000 per couple!
Travellers will experience the highest level of comfort on this enchanting train, with opulent dining and elegant cabins through mysterious Thailand, exotic Malaysia and exciting Singapore. The train runs in both directions and can be done in either 3 or 4 days. For full details of the itinerary, click here.
Alternatively, travellers can receive a 15% per person price reduction (savings up to $1100 per couple!) on the following train departures when booking with Goway.
Singapore to Bangkok:
May 22, July 11, 20, September 19, 28
Bangkok-Singapore: May 27, June 24, July 15, August 12, September 23
Offers are subject to availability. Offers listed above cannot be combined together or with another promotions. Valid for new bookings only for two persons sharing State or Pullman cabins only. Hotel accommodations must be taken directly before and after train journey. Must book with Goway and deposit by June 30, 2013.