2018 KNOW SOUTHEAST ASIA & PEDIATRIC CRITICAL CARE CONGRESS Tour
Enjoy a customized tour of Southeast Asia in conjunction with the 9th Congress of the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive & Critical Care Societies (WFPICCS). With this tour, you’ll be immersed within Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand and Cambodia.
Discover the eclectic and diverse Singapore, while touring the Zoo, Jurong Bird Park and Merion Park. Embrace the chaos of Hanoi before sailing through Halong Bay and later the Mekong Delta. Discover the wondrous Angkor Wat while experiencing Cambodian hospitality in Siem Reap. Finish off your journey by exploring the Royal Palace and gilded temples spread across Bangkok.
COUNTRIES: Singapore, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand
WATERWAYS: Mekong, Chao Praya, Halong Bay
EXTENSION TOUR : Thailand & Cambodia
EXTENSION TOUR ITINERARY: Experience the mystical Angkor Wat and surrounding satellite temples as we enjoy the warmth and graciousness of Cambodia. Continue onwards to Bangkok to tour the Royal Palace and gilded temples dotting the city.
Depart Canada for Taipei flying with EVA Air.
Flight to Singapore
Board your connecting flight to Singapore. Upon arrival in Singapore, you will check into your hotel. Physicians planning to attend the Congress can register this evening.
Singapore city tour
Welcome to Singapore, an eclectic and bustling city-state. Visit Merlion Park to catch a glimpse of the Merlion, a mythical embodiment of Singapore and it’s storied rise to prominence. Following the park, we will explore the National Orchid Garden, the Thian Hock Keng Temple & Little India. Uncover the history of Singapore with a visit to Images of Singapore, before finishing off the day with a trip to the colourful Aquarium, with its assortment of over 800 species of marine life.
Visit Singapore Zoo
Enjoy a visit to the Singapore Zoo, where we will pay a visit to the many animals who reside here. This world renowned zoo features Giraffes, Elephants, Orangutans and many other species native to the region.
Visit Jurong Bird Park
Discover the Jurong Bird Park – a lush park spanning over 20 hectares of Singaporean greenery. We’ll take a tram to visit the African Waterfall Aviary and finish the day by witnessing the grace and agility of the High Flyers Show.
Fly to Hanoi
Hanoi city tour
Enjoy a free day and explore the city. Fly to Hanoi in the evening.
War history tour & local market visit
Get ready for a full day traversing Hanoi. Explore the modern history of the Vietnam War at the Army & Air Force Museum before visiting the infamous Ho Lao Prison complex. Cool off with a visit to the breezy West Lake and continue on to the Quan Thanh and Tran Quoc Pagoda. Shop like a local at Hanoi’s largest indoor market, Dong Xuan Market.
Day trip to Halong Bay
Cruise Halong Bay for a stunning day trip. Rugged limestone cliffs and mysterious caves await before a delicious lunch on board.
Arrive in Hoi An
Travel onwards to the spiritual capital of Hue and enjoy a river cruise to the Imperial Citadel. Travel overland to Hoi An.
Hoi An ancient city tour
Once in Hoi An, you will enjoy a guided morning tour. This graceful colonial outpost features beautiful architecture and a charming riverside setting. Visit the fabled Japanese Covered Bridge as well as the remarkably preserved ancient house of Phung Hung.
Enjoy a well deserved free day with the chance to shop or visit the beach.
Ho Chi Minh
Fly to Ho Chi Minh City
Onwards to pulsating Ho Chi Minh City, still commonly known among locals as Saigon. With the French colonial influence looming large over the city, well manicured boulevards and vibrant parks abound. Visit several historic districts, finishing with the stunning Notre Dame Cathedral. Outside of the city, dig into the history of Vietnam by visiting a stretch of the 250KM of underground tunnels which proved integral to Vietnamese war efforts against the Americans.
Ho Chi Minh
Artisanal food & handicrafts on the Mekong River
Tour the fabled Mekong Delta while tasting some of the locally made products from the region. Coconut candy, local honey and a sampling of local fruit will be available to sample.
Arrive in Canada
Fly to Canada via Taipei. Arrive home after an excellent tour of Southeast Asia.
Extension Tour (Add on)
Fly to Siem Reap
Welcome to Cambodia. Discover the famed UNESCO World Heritage Site of Angkor Wat. Commonly known as the world’s largest religious monument, we will explore the temple complex before gazing on the sunset from the top of Bakheng Hill.
Explore Angkor Archaeological Complex
Continue tour of Angkor Wat and Siem Reap. Today you will see surrounding satellite temples of Banteay Srei, Ankor Thom and Bayon within the Archaeological Complex. In the evening, enjoy a Cambodian cultural show and feast on a range of Cambodian delicacies.
Fly to Bangkok & Explore the city by boat
Once known as the “Venice of the East”, explore this humming capital city through the ancient canal system. Stop along the Chao Praya to visit the majestic Wat Arun, before retiring back to your hotel.
Royal Palace and Thai dance
Thailand is a constitutional monarchy with a citizenry that shows a deep devotion to the royal family. Tour the Royal Palace before viewing the astounding Reclining Buddha at Wat Po. Enjoy an evening of Thai dance at the Sampran Riverside.
Ayuttaya is the second capital city of Thailand and was established in 1350. Enjoy a day trip to the former power centre of the Kingdom of Thailand.