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Cape Town to Beijing (Tianjin)

Safaris & Temples | 62 Nights | Departs Dec 21, 2014

 

Ko Samui, Thailand

Ports:

Dec, 21

-Cape Town, South Africa

Dec, 22

-Mossel Bay, South Africa

Dec, 23

-Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Dec, 24

-East London, South Africa

Dec, 25

-Durban, South Africa

Dec, 26

-Richard's Bay, South Africa

Dec, 27

-Maputo, Mozambique

Dec, 28

-Cruise Mozambique Channel

Dec, 29

-Cruise Mozambique Channel

Dec, 30

-Nosy Be/Nosy Komba

Dec, 31

-Cruise the Indian Ocean

Jan, 1

-Zanzibar, Tanzania

Jan, 2

-Mombasa, Kenya

Jan, 3

-Cruise the Indian Ocean

Jan, 4

-Cruise the Indian Ocean

Jan, 5

-Mahé, Seychelles

Jan, 6

-Cruise the Indian Ocean

Jan, 7

-Cruise the Indian Ocean

Jan, 8

-Malé, Maldives

Jan, 9

-Malé, Maldives

Jan, 10

-Cruise the Indian Ocean

Jan, 11

-Colombo, Sri Lanka

Jan, 12

-Cruise the Indian Ocean

Jan, 13

-Cruise the Andaman Sea

Jan, 14

-Phuket, Thailand

Jan, 15

-Langkawi, Malaysia

Jan, 16

-Penang, Malaysia

Jan, 17

-Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang), Malaysia

Jan, 18

-Singapore

Jan, 19

-Cruise the Gulf of Thailand

Jan, 20

-Ko Samui, Thailand

Jan, 21

-Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand

Jan, 22

-Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand

Jan, 23

-Sihanoukville, Cambodia

Jan, 24

-Cruise the Gulf of Thailand

Jan, 25

-Cruise the South China Sea

Jan, 26

-Muara, Brunei

Jan, 27

-Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Jan, 28

-Cruise the South China Sea

Jan, 29

-Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam

Jan, 30

-Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam

Jan, 31

-Cruise the Coast of Vietnam

Feb, 1

-Da Nang, Vietnam

Feb, 2

-Hanoi (Ha Long Bay), Vietnam

Feb, 3

-Hanoi (Ha Long Bay), Vietnam

Feb, 4

-Cruise the South China Sea

Feb, 5

-Hong Kong, China

Feb, 6

-Cruise the Coast of China

Feb, 7

-Xiamen, China

Feb, 8

-Xiamen, China

Feb, 9

-Cruise the Coast of China

Feb, 10

-Shanghai, China

Feb, 11

-Shanghai, China

Feb, 12

-Cruise the East China Sea

Feb, 13

-Hiroshima, Japan

Feb, 14

-Kyoto (Kobe), Japan

Feb, 15

-Kyoto (Kobe), Japan

Feb, 16

-Cruise the Pacific Ocean

Feb, 17

-Cruise the Pacific Ocean

Feb, 18

-Seoul (Inchon), South Korea

Feb, 19

-Dalian, China

Feb, 20

-Beijing (Tianjin), China

Feb, 21

-Beijing (Tianjin), China

Ko Samui, Thailand-port

Koh Samui is Thailand's third largest island. Surrounded by eighty smaller islands, this stunning, natural beauty has been relatively undiscovered until recent years. Rumor claims that in 1971 the first tourists to set foot on Koh Samui were hippies who arrived by way of a coconut boat from Bangkok. While Koh Samui still exports up to 2 million coconuts to Bangkok every month, recent urban developments include a no-frills airport and an ostentatious Reggae bar.

 

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

The following Shore Excursions are available for this port on this cruise, and may be reserved beginning 240 days before the cruise begins for guests receiving Concierge amenities, and 180 days before the cruise begins for all other guests. Guests receiving Concierge amenities will receive a 5% discount off of the prices shown below for Regent Choice tours.

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Ko Samui Discovery
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Ko Samui Highlights
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Thai Traditional Cooking Class
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal
  • Elephant Riding
    Light Activity /WalkingMeal
  • Chaweng Beach At Leisure
    Seated TourMeal
  • Ancient Temples and Monkeys
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Ko Samui Discovery

    Light Activity /Walking
    Duration: 6 hours
    Tour Code: kos-001
    Price:

    Free

    Experience a truly unique lifestyle and culture during this half-day visit to Ko Samui, the Island of Coconuts.

    Depart the ship for the tender ride ashore and begin your tour with a scenic coastal drive past exquisite beaches and lush coconut plantations en route to Ko Samui, which is located off the northern shore of Samui on a small rocky island accessible by a causeway. Your first stop will be made at the Big Buddha Temple, or Wat Pha Yai. The Big Buddha Temple features a 36-foot golden statue perched atop a wide staircase decorated with dragons. The statue of Buddha is visible from several miles away, and creates an impressive silhouette against the sea and sky behind it. Surrounding the Buddha, you will find a number of meditation huts, or kutis, along with several striking golden statues and shops.

    After your Big Buddha Temple visit, you will continue on to the Island Safari. One of the newest attractions on Samui, the Island Safari offers a fascinating glimpse into the amazing skill and training of elephants, and the daily duties they help perform on the island. You will then visit a local home and coconut plantation to explore how the islanders live and work. During your visit, you will learn how the pig-tailed monkeys found on the island are domesticated, and trained to pick ripe coconuts. This centuries-old tradition certainly comes in handy as Ko Samui, the Island of Coconuts, produces over three million coconuts per month. You will observe the exceptional abilities of these entertaining creatures, along with their amusing antics.

    Following your tour, you will rejoin your coach for the return drive to the pier and ship.

    Please note: The tour provides a basic introduction to Ko Samui. Tour buses and guides will be brought over from the mainland in order to provide the best service and quality possible. A moderate amount of walking is involved. Comfortable lightweight clothing and walking shoes are recommended. The temple visit requires appropriate dress: no cut-offs, sleeveless shirts, etc. will be permitted.

Terms & Conditions:

Free Unlimited Shore Excursions are for full fare guests only, capacity controlled and subject to availability. Requested excursions may not be available at time of booking. Supplement will apply on Regent Choice excursions (indicated by the above) and excludes Private Arrangements and all Adventures Ashore programs. In order to ensure quality guides and sufficient transportation, we must provide the tour operator with passenger counts at least 36 hours in advance. Therefore no refunds will be given within 36 hours of tour departure for cancellations or no-shows. Please pay special attention to scheduling and tour lengths when booking your shore excursions. In many cases, it is not possible to participate in more than one tour per day in a given port. Tour Departure times are subject to change so please reference your actual tour ticket for the correct departure time. Tours operate rain or shine. Minor children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a an adult parent or guardian on all shore excursions. Tours require minimum participation levels to operate so please sign up as early as possible. Tours may be cancelled if minimum participation levels are not met. Prices, Itineraries and General Information shore excursion prices are subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases or currency fluctuations. Please consult the Destination Services Desk onboard for information. During local or national holidays, access to certain facilities (such as museums or archaeological sites) may be limited or denied. In such instances, adjustments will be made to minimize inconvenience to guests. Some tours have limited availability. Tours are generally available for reserving 180 days prior to the beginning of a cruise. Please sign up early to avoid disappointment. Regent Seven Seas Cruises reserves the right to require guests to complete a liability waiver for select shore excursions. For more information, please visit the Destination Services Desk onboard.

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