Singapore, Thailand & Angkor Wat - New Date: OCT 15-27, 2022

From Singapore’s vibrant city life to Bangkok’s incredible landmarks and Angkor’s ancient temples, savor the best of Southeast Asia on this 9-night adventure. Visit Singapore's Gardens by the Bay, Thailand’s ancient capital of Ayutthaya. Then explore Cambodia's iconic temples of Angkor, including Angor Wat, Angkor Thom, and Ta Prohm. Learn to prepare savory dishes and enjoy meeting locals during guest lectures.  Extend your time on an optional pre-trip extension to Bali.  

Dates
Sep 21 - Oct 3, 2022  (10 Days)
Cost
from $4,795 per person, double occupancy
For more Information
travel@commonwealthclub.org

(415) 597-6720

    Thursday, September 21
    Depart the U.S.
    Depart the U.S. for Singapore.
    Friday, September 22
    Cross the International Date Line
    Saturday, September 23
    Arrive Singapore

    Arrive in Singapore and check in to our hotel. Gather for a Welcome Reception. 
    Shangri-La Hotel (R)

    Sunday, September 24
    Singapore

    Explore Singapore’s sights on a panoramic tour. Pass by the towering Marina Bay Sands resort, Merlion Park and the mythical Merlion, a nod to Singapore’s nautical past. Drive through the Civic District by the Padang, Cricket Club, Parliament House, Supreme Court, City Hall and more. Visit Thian Hock Keng Temple, the country’s oldest Chinese temple. Built in 1839, the temple features intricate carvings interspersed with statues of mythical beasts and deities.

    Unravel the breadth of Singapore’s diverse cultures and rich history this afternoon. Begin with an excursion through Kampong Glam, a Malay enclave that originated as a fishing village at the mouth of the Rochor River. This area of Singapore is known for its thriving gelam trees that were used for building ships. Explore Chinatown’s shophouses and Little India’s exotic flower and spice market.
    Shangri-La Hotel  

    Monday, September 25
    Singapore

    Singapore’s Peranakan people are locally born of Chinese and Malay heritage. Encounter unique aspects of this culture while learning to make traditional Chinese dumplings at a family business. Enjoy a tasting of this regional favorite before continuing to a workshop to learn about beadwork and embroidery.

     Enjoy a visit to Singapore’s landmark Gardens by the Bay, a true sanctuary for nature lovers. This 250-acre oasis boasts impressive floral features, unusual garden artistry and whimsical elements, including award-winning cooled conservatories and 18 vertical Supertrees. These iconic Supertrees are made up of over 150,000 plants and hundreds of varieties of bromeliads, orchids, delicate ferns and blossoming climbers. Enjoy a quiet walk and find a spot to reflect and soak up the scenery. Your outing also includes entrances to the sensational Flower Dome, the world’s largest glass greenhouse as listed in the 2015 Guinness World Records, and the Cloud Forest, home to aerial walkways and unique vegetation. 
    Shangri-La Hotel  

    Tuesday, September 26
    Singapore / Bangkok, Thailand

    Transfer to the airport and fly to Bangkok. Upon arrival in Thailand, enjoy a delicious Thai lunch. Continue to your hotel, the Peninsula Bangkok. Later soak up Bangkok’s illustrious landmarks from the water this evening as you embark on a scenic cruise along the Chao Phraya River. Sit back in comfort aboard a converted rice barge and enjoy views of illuminated monuments and the sparkling skyline. Sip signature drinks and dig into a dinner of international and authentic Thai dishes.
    Peninsula Bangkok

    Wednesday, September 27
    Bangkok

    Witness the hum of river life as you cruise the atmospheric Chao Phraya River and Thonburi canals. Bangkok merchants still use these waterways for travel and to transport their merchandise. Marvel at the glories of the Grand Palace, sacred Emerald Buddha Temple, and 160-foot Reclining Buddha statue. This temple that sprawls over eight hectares is considered the country’s first university.

    Delight in the culinary pleasures of Thai cuisine during lunch at the Blue Elephant, a prestigious restaurant housed in a century-old building along the historical Sathorn Road. The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure in Bangkok.

    ELECTIVE | Sala Rim Naam. Immerse yourself in Thai culture during a Thai dance show and a savory dinner of mouthwatering cuisine.
    Peninsula Bangkok

    Thursday, September 28
    Ayutthaya

    Visit the European style Bang Pa-In Palace, a summer residence for the kings of Thailand with ornamental ponds, an elegant Thai-style pavilion and a Thai Buddhist temple. Continue to Ayutthaya, Thailand’s ancient capital from 1350-1767 and a UNESCO World Heritage site. With a history that spans over four centuries, you’ll glimpse the city’s past grandeur while viewing its timeworn Buddhas and towering wats. Board a boat to cruise along the Chao Phraya River back to Bangkok. Enjoy a delicious lunch on board while viewing scenes of local life along the banks. Upon your return to Bangkok, enjoy an evening at leisure. Peninsula Bangkok

    Friday, September 29
    Siem Reap, Cambodia

    After breakfast, fly to Siem Reap, Cambodia. Upon arrival, transfer to the Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf and Spa Resort.

    This quaint provincial capital offers steadfastly kind locals and a thriving culinary landscape. Encounter Siem Reap’s cultural scene while watching demonstrations by local artisans and admire its French Colonial buildings during a tuk-tuk tour. Hear a lecture today about the Temples of Angkor.
    Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf and Spa Resort

    Saturday, September 30
    Siem Reap

    The morning rises over the ancient temple of Angkor Wat, exceptional for its artistry and scale. As you duck through stone-structured archways and admire dancing apsaras, you’ll be immersed in a world long forgotten. Built in the 12th century, it is the largest temple in the world and the crown jewel of the Angkor Archaeological Park.

    Uncover culinary traditions with a local family who shows you how to make rice noodles, a local specialty.

    Take advantage of leisure time to visit the Old Market today or relax at the hotel. Excursion: Cambodian Circus. Enjoy an entertaining night out at Phare, the Cambodian circus, a social enterprise that provides training to disadvantaged Cambodian youth. Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf and Spa Resort

    Sunday, October 1
    Siem Reap

    Journey further into history at Angkor Thom, home to the Bayon Temple with its carved stone faces. Stroll jungle-claimed paths to Ta Prohm before continuing to the restored temple Thommanon. Gather for a Farewell Dinner and a lively event featuring Khmer classical dance and music. Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf and Spa Resort

    Monday, October 2
    Depart Siem Reap / U.S.

    Transfer to the airport for flights home.

    Tuesday, October 3
    Arrive to the U.S.
    Map
    Bali (3 Nights)

    Begin your adventures amid Bali’s tropical environs, and indulge in the island’s spirit, natural beauty and welcoming people. Stay for three nights at the Jimbaran Puri Resort, nestled along emerald waters. Discover stretches of idyllic shores and dig into flavorful Balinese cuisine. Enjoy a handcrafted itinerary that introduces you to Indonesia’s captivating culture, including visits to a Balinese village, Ubud and beyond. Includes three nights accommodations; flight between Bali and Singapore; a Welcome Reception, daily breakfast and two lunches; all excursions; the services of an expert guide and an AHI Travel Director; and all taxes and service charges.
    Price: $1,795 per person, double occupancy; $2,170 single occupancy

    $5,045 per person, double occupancy ($250 off per person as of April 2022) 
    $1,175 single occupancy room supplement

    What to Expect

    This is a moderately active tour and participants must be able to keep up with an active group of travelers. For the safety and enjoyment of each participant and the group, participants must be able to:
    • Walk on average 2-3 miles at a steady pace. Guest will be walking in cities and towns and should be able to walk at a steady pace during full days of site seeing.
    • Be able to walk on cobblestone, gravel, and pavement. Some walking excursions require good balance as you walk stairs and uneven pavement.
    • Stand for up to approximately 2 hours at a time each day.
    • Walk up and down stairs without handrails, without the assistance of another person.
    • Get off and on tour vehicles without assistance.

    Learn from expert local guides and guest speakers throughout the trip.

    NOT INCLUDED - Fees for passports and, if applicable, visas; entry/departure fees; personal gratuities; laundry and dry cleaning; excursions, wines, liquors, mineral waters and meals not mentioned in this brochure under included features; travel insurance; airport transfer costs for those not participating in AHI's FlexAir; all items of a strictly personal nature.

    MOBILITY AND FITNESS TO TRAVEL - The right is retained to decline, to accept or to retain any person as a member of this trip who, in the opinion of AHI Travel is unfit for travel or whose physical or mental condition may constitute a danger to themselves or to others on the trip, subject only to the requirement that the portion of the total amount paid which corresponds to the unused services and accommodations be refunded. Passengers requiring special assistance, including without limitation those who permanently or periodically use a wheelchair, must be accompanied by someone who is fit and able to assist them, and who will be totally responsible for providing all required assistance. AHI Travel regrets that some itineraries cannot accommodate wheelchairs.

    SPECIAL COVID-19 NOTICE - During the period of COVID-19 contagion, you should refrain from joining a trip if you are feeling unwell, exhibit fever or other symptoms of contagious disease, or have been in contact with a person exhibiting symptoms of contagious disease within 14 days of trip departure. Affected passengers will receive a full refund in the form of a credit applicable to a future AHI Travel program. All passengers must complete a health questionnaire and execute an Assumption of Risk and Waiver of Liability Relating to Coronavirus/COVID-19 prior to trip departure. If you cannot or will not complete and execute these documents, AHI reserves the right to consider your booking cancelled as of that day and assess applicable cancellation fees.

    AIR TRANSPORTATION-The price of air transportation offered by AHI Travel is based on Advance Purchase Excursion fares. After tickets are issued, penalties up to 100% of the ticket price may be levied. If connecting flights are requested, special promotional fares may be used, in which case penalties of as much as 100% may be assessed by the airlines if reservations are changed or canceled after ticketing. After departure, if the reservations are changed, you will be charged the higher, all year Economy class fare. VARIATIONS TO THE GROUP ITINERARY MUST BE REQUESTED NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS PRIOR TO DEPARTURE. Passengers who choose to make their own airline reservations independently will be wholly responsible for arrival and departure transfers, and any airline fees or penalties incurred as a result of program cancellation and/or change in travel dates, or airline schedule(s).

    CANCELLATION-You will receive a full refund for cancellations made up to 90 days prior to trip departure. Cancellations from 89 to 76 days prior to departure will be subject to a $300 per person administrative fee. The withheld administrative fee may be applied to a future AHI Travel program that will operate in the current calendar year or year following cancellation. The credit will be applied to the final billing and may not be used as part of the initial deposit. It is non-transferable and is not valid toward the purchase of an AHI Cruises independent cruise. Cancellations from 75 days to 60 days prior to departure will result in forfeiture of 25% of the entire cost of the trip per person; 59-30 days, 50% of the trip cost per person; cancellations from 29 days up to the time of departure will result in 100% forfeiture of the entire cost of the trip. TRIP CANCELLATION INSURANCE IS AVAILABLE. AN APPLICATION WILL BE SENT AFTER YOU RESERVE. All cancellations must be submitted in writing to AHI Travel. CANCELLATION OF TRIP OPTIONS-Purchases of optional excursions, trip extensions and additional hotel nights become fully non-refundable 45 days prior to departure. Air transportation and private transfer purchases are subject only to penalties assessed by the airlines and transfer suppliers. PLEASE NOTE - Vouchers for future travel, travel credits and transfers are subject to the Terms and Conditions, including without limitation the cancellation fee schedule, agreed upon at the time of the original reservation.
    AS A CONDITION OF ACCEPTANCE OF YOUR RESERVATION, YOU AGREE AS FOLLOWS: You have read, and you understand, these terms and conditions of your participation in an AHI Travel program. You recognize and accept any risk associated with the travel program and the conditions, including the Cancellation policy, set forth herein. You acknowledge that there are many risks and uncertainties inherent in any travel, including, but not limited to weather, flooding, high/low water levels, acts or omissions of foreign governments, terrorism, war or insurrection, theft, illness, widespread communicable disease outbreak (e.g., COVID-19, SARS, etc.) or other public health emergency event declared by local, State or Federal government order to be an epidemic, pandemic, public emergency or similar, quarantines, bites from or attacks by animals, insects, or pests, and damage to person or property due to the negligent acts or omissions of tour staff or others. In consideration of, and as part payment for, the right to participate in the travel program, you hereby agree to release, hold harmless and covenant not to sue AHI International Corporation (d/b/a AHI Travel), its officers, employees, representatives or agents, the sponsoring association and its officers, employees and agents, from liability for personal injury, death, property damage or loss suffered by any person in connection with this travel program, even if caused by the negligence (but not the reckless, willful, or fraudulent conduct) of travel program staff or other related persons or entities.

    BAGGAGE-Baggage restrictions vary according to the airline policy and the class of service flown. Details will be provided with your pre-departure information. Baggage allowances are subject to change by the carrier without notice. Excess baggage charges for additional or oversized/overweight pieces are expensive and not included in your trip price; plan your wardrobe accordingly. Transport of baggage and personal effects is at the owner's risk throughout the travel program.

    PRICING - All prices quoted are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy and do not include air transportation costs (unless otherwise stated) and are subject to change without notice.

    AUTHORITY TO USE IMAGES AND AUDIO RECORDINGS-On occasion, AHI Travel obtains, from its staff, or from trip participants, photographic or video images of passengers and trip activities. By participating in this travel program, you authorize AHI Travel, without providing compensation to you, or obtaining additional approvals from you, to include photographic and video recordings of you, as well as voice recordings included with any videos, in AHI Travel's sales, marketing, advertising, publicity and/or training activities.

    ELIGIBILITY: We require membership to the Commonwealth Club to travel with us. People who live outside of the Bay Area may purchase a national membership. To learn about membership types and to purchase a membership, visit commonwealthclub.org/membership or call 415-597-6720.
    RESPONSIBILITY-AHI Travel and The Commonwealth Club of California do not own or operate any entity which provides goods or services for this program, and act only as agents for the independent suppliers of travel conveyance, transport, accommodations or other services. All such persons or entities are independent contractors. As a result, AHI Travel and the Sponsoring Association are not liable for any negligence or willful act of any such person or entity or any third person. In addition and without limitation, AHI Travel and the Sponsoring Association are not responsible for any delays, delayed departure or arrival, missed carrier connections, loss, death, damage or injury to person or property or accident, mechanical defect, failure or negligence of any nature howsoever caused in connection with any accommodations, transportation or other services or for any substitution of hotels or of common carrier equipment, with or without notice, or for any additional expenses occasioned thereby. Dates, Program Details and Tour costs, although given in good faith and BASED ON TARIFFS, EXCHANGE Rates and other information CURRENT AT THE TIME OF PRINTING, ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT OR BEFORE THE TIME OF DEPARTURE. No revisions of the printed itinerary or its included features are anticipated; however, the right is reserved to make any changes, with or without notice, that might become necessary, with the mutual understanding that any additional expenses will be paid by the individual passenger. In no event shall any party to this contract be liable for incidental or consequential damages. In the event of an act of God, war (whether declared or undeclared), terrorism, accident, natural disaster, outbreak of disease, or other event or circumstance beyond its control that results in the cancellation of all or a portion of a travel program, AHI Travel reserves the right to issue a credit to the passenger in lieu of a money-back refund, applicable to a future AHI Travel program. Baggage and personal effects are the sole responsibility of the owners at all times. If the entire program is cancelled for any reason, participants shall have no claim other than for a full refund. By forwarding the deposit, the passenger certifies that he/she has no physical, mental or other condition of disability that would create a hazard for himself/herself or other passengers and accepts the terms of this contract set out herein and in more specific pre-departure passenger information. The airlines and other transportation companies concerned are not to be held responsible for any act, omission, or event, during the time passengers are not on board their conveyances. The passage contract in use, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the company(ies) and the passenger and/or purchaser of this trip.
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