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$34.50 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Tour: Penang the Pearl of the Orient

Our English speaking guide cum driver will collect you from your hotel around 9am and bring you to taste the Penang famous crispy airy Kaya toast freshly grilled over the charcoal fire and rich cuppa of Hainan coffee.Then, you will head to Clan Jetty, situated close to Penang ferry terminal and part of George Town’s heritage legacy. You will wonder around to see some old unique wooden houses and shops stilts on the waters. You can get some local handmade souvenir and take some beautiful photos here.From here, we will proceed to Penang most famous wall mural “Little Children on a Bicycle” and walk around the Armenian street. Explore the shops on this street that retained the original colonial era structure with some modern twist. This place is very popular for tourists who love contemporary street art.Then, we will proceed to the longest cafe at Penang. We can have some drinks and cakes here. It is a traditional compound of 3 heritage buildings, linked by an open air courtyard and converted into 14 spaces comprising shops, cafes, restaurant, galleries, live music and bakery. They served very delicious home-made cakes and good coffees. Next, your guide will bring you try delicious Penang Asam Laksa which was ranked 7th in CNN’s World Top 10 Yummiest Food and famous Chendol located at Penang Road (at your own expense).After filled up your hungry stomach, you will visit Pinang Peranakan Mansion. It is the typical home of a rich Baba of a century ago is recreated to offer a glimpse of their opulent lifestyle and of their many customs and traditions with over 1,000 pieces of antiques and collectibles of the era on display.We will continue our tour to see the world's third largest Reclining Buddha in a Thai temple, Wat Chayamangkalaram (also known as Sleeping Buddha). Behind the reclining Buddha, you can see there are many niches, containing the ashes of devotees. There is also a small Thai village and a Thai cemetery just behind the temple.To conclude the tour, we will proceed to Chulia Street Night Hawker Stalls for dinner. You will find various hawker stalls selling most of the island’s famous food here. You will be transferred back to your hotel safely after a wonderful experience in Penang.

$75 Cultural & Theme Tours

One Day Private Tour of NanShan Temple Including Vegetarian Buffet Lunch

NanShan Temple, located in the colorful Nanshan Cultural Excursion Zone, is one of the largest cultural tourist attractions of its kind in China and only 25 miles (40 kilometers)west of Sanya City along the West Hainan Expressway. It is, in fact, three separate theme parks rolled into one. Nanshan Buddhism Culture Park and Nanhai Guanyin Buddha is a window to traditional Buddhism culture of China; the Felicity and Longevity Culture Park shines its lights with an atmosphere of peace and harmony; Nanhai Cultural Customs Park highlights diverse social customs of China. Key features of the zone include a triple-sided Buddha statue, a Buddhist temples, superior landscape, and ocean views. The new highlight here is the Nanhai Guanyin Buddha on the sea statue which stands 354 feet (108 meters) tall.Itinerary Pick up from your hotel at 8:30am 1 hour to 2 hours drive (depends on where you stay) Arrival in Nanshan  Visit different temples for 1 hour to 2 hours Visit the beach for 30 minutes Lunch and rest for 1 hour Visit Guanyin statue for 1 hour to 2 hours Conclude the tour and return to your Sanya hotel

$28.50 Private & Custom Tours

Private Tour: Half-Day Bangkok Bike Tour with a Local

Start your bike tour by getting the right bike for you, safety guidelines and a warm welcome from your host. Head towards the Wat Suan Phlu School, an off-the-beaten track temple with a Thai-Chinese structure untouched by the modern development of the city. Bike forward to the 1880 Old Custom House by the riverside and take a look at how customs happened in the past. Head over to the Grand Postal Building at your own pace to take in the traditional interior design and the lovely surroundings.Time to pass by the Siam Commercial Bank area as you go towards the Saan Jao Joe Sue Gong, the most important temple for the Hainan-Chinese community. Take a look at the Twin Dragons Playing with Crystals rooftop design, it’s something truly special! Take in the neighbourhood vibes of Chinatown, a vibrant place both for food and shopping.For the next hidden gem, head behind the Saan Jao Joe Sue Gong Temple and take a look at the residential area for monks. There’s a special energy flowing around and the orange pieces of fabric they use as clothing give the entire area a beautiful pop of color. Time for a photo!Stop for a delicious and well-deserved ice cream break before you visit the Wat Chakrawat, the temple of the crocodile. Listen to the local stories you host has for you and take a look around this charming beautiful temple. It’s time to get back on your bike, take a sip of the water your host has given you and go on the Memorial bridge, a great way to see the stunning Bangkok skyline.End your tour in the Thonburi area at the Wat Prayoon temple which features a unique pagoda, a beautiful courtyard and some more local stories from your host. Enjoy the bike ride back to the bike shop, it’s a unique journey through Bangkok’s narrow charming streets. What better way to experience the daily pulse of the local lifestyle?

$47 Outdoor Activities

Half-Day Haitang Bay Snorkeling Trip From Sanya

Snorkeling requires favorable weather and water conditions. This half-day snorkeling trip will take you to Haitang Bay, which is located to the east of Sanya in Hainan Province. You will be picked up from your downtown Sanya hotel at noon as the temperature is warmer and tides are low. Upon arrival, enjoy beautiful scenery of fine sandy beaches and blue waters under subtropical climate as your professional instructor show you the way to snorkel and explore nearby coral reef ecology and colorful tropical fish. The duration of snorkeling activity is approximately 2 hours. You will be provided with snorkeling gears and a meal afterwards. At the end, you will be transferred back to your Sanya hotel where the service concludes.

$50 Cultural & Theme Tours

Self-Guided Private Day Tour: Ticket For Binlang Ethnic Village With Chauffeur Service

Enjoy private chauffeur service from your hotel to Binlang Ethnic Village and save your precious time from queuing in line at the ticketing office! Your driver will pick you up at the lobby of your downtown Sanya hotel according to your requested time and bring you to site to collect your tickets without queuing in the general admission line. Your driver will be waiting for you at an appointed time and place to take you back to your hotel where this service ends.Binlang Ethnic Village (Binglanggu) is located in the center of Hainan Island, a 40 minutes drive from Sanya. This major attraction consists of 3 parts: Li Village, Miao Village, and Tropical Rain forest. Binglang means Betel Nut, a tropical plant, Gu means Valley. Binglanggu is a combination of local village and artificial development. You will get to know Miao and Li ethnic cultures from shows, foods, houses, exhibitions, and handicrafts here. There is a magnificent show of the local ethnic groups, Li and Miao life, that most dancers are local villagers. Some are as old as over 70 years old. Binlang Ethnic Village business hours are from 9am to 5pm.

$50 Day Trips & Excursions

Self-Guided Private Day Tour: Ticket For Yanuo Tropical Rain Forest Resort With Chauffeur Service

Yanoda is local dialect, meaning 1, 2, 3. It is a natural tropical rainforest area with a lot of works done by local tourism developers. It is also a fantastic place to enjoy an easy walk in tropical rain forest if hiking is too much for you. You will see lush rain forest, rivers, bridges, and water falls.Enjoy private chauffeur service from your hotel to Yanuo Tropical Rain Forest Resort and save your precious time from queuing in line the tickets office! Your driver will pick you up at the lobby of your downtown Sanya hotel according to your requested time and bring you to site to collect your tickets without queuing in the general admission line. Your driver will be waiting for you at an appointed time and place to take you back to your hotel where this service ends. Business hours for the resort area are from 8am to 5pm.