BBOT Travel Program

The Burnaby Board of Trade’s Experience Travel Program is your exclusive chance to experience international destinations in luxury at an affordable rate.  These group trips are open to BBOT members and the general public and offer a chance to experience cultural and tourism highlights of various global destinations.  If you want to be first to hear of new tour offerings, email cory@bbot.ca to join our update list.

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An unforgettable 12-day tour of Singapore and Thailand.  Experience dazzling Singapore and visit the must-see spots of this chic city-state, including hot spots from the popular Crazy Rich Asians book and movie, explore exotic Buddist temples and bustling markets in Bangkok, and bask in the beauty of crystal-blue waters and powder-white sand beaches in Phuket on this incredible experience.

May 1 – May 12, 2019
$3160 per person, includes all taxes
Departing from Vancouver 

Tour Highlights

  • Explore sites and scenes from the ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ book and movie
  • Soak up stunning city views from the observation deck at the Marina Bay Sand’s world-famous ‘Skypark’ and see the world-famous Merlion
  • Take a fragrant stroll around the national Orchid garden and visit the must-see ‘Gardens by the Bay’ and ‘Supertree Grove’ installation
  • Discover unique cultural sites and Buddhist temples and see the colossal reclining Buddha at Wat Pho and Wat Traimit’s Golden Buddha
  • Paddle through the traditional Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
  • Relax on the incredible beaches of Phuket from a world-class beach-front resort

For tour information, contact Cory Redekop at 604-412-0100 or cory@bbot.ca, or attend one of the upcoming information sessions:

November 8 / 5:15pm-6:15pm
November 20 / 5:15pm-6:15pm
November 27 / 5:15pm-6:15pm
December 6 / 5:15pm-6:15pm
December 13 / 5:15pm-6:15pm


TOUR ITINERARY:

DAY 01, WED:    CANADA DEPARTURE
Depart this day from Vancouver to begin our journey.

 DAY 02, THU:    INFLIGHT
Onboard flight enroute to Singapore. 

DAY 03, FRI:    SINGAPORE
On arrival at Singapore international airport, where you’ll be met by a dedicated guide who will organize a smooth transfer to your hotel.  After freshening up, it’s time to enjoy the ‘Night Out at Marina Bay’ tour. You’ll see famous sites around Marina Bay including the Marina Bay Sands, the Art Science Museum and the Singapore Flyer. Wander among exotic plants from five continents at the Gardens by the Bay, which you’ll recognize from the wedding reception scene in the film “Crazy Rich Asians.” Step into the Flower Dome, the largest glass greenhouse in the world and marvel in the mists of the Cloud Forest, which features a 115 ft tall indoor waterfall. Watch the Super Tree Grove spring to life in an exhilarating display of light and sound and enjoy a bird’s eye view of the city from the Marina Bay Sand’s Skypark, where the observation deck is perched 656 ft high in the sky. Overnight in Singapore 

DAY 04, SAT:    SINGAPORE
After breakfast, get a real feel for the city on an engaging city tour. See the Padang, Singapore Cricket Club, historic Parliament House and the National Gallery in the Civic District. Enjoy the exquisite views of Marina Bay from Merlion Park and take an Instagram-worthy snap with the iconic Merlion, a mythological creature that is part lion and part fish. You’ll then visit Thian Hock Keng Temple, one of Singapore’s oldest Buddhist-Taoist temples, before driving past Chinatown and heading to Singapore’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site: the Singapore Botanic Gardens. There you’ll take a fragrant stroll through the stunning National Orchid Garden before allowing your senses to go into overdrive with a visit to Little India.  Overnight in Singapore

DAY 05, SUN:   SINGAPORE
After breakfast, depart on a tour that takes you into the best kept secrets about Singapore as mentioned in the popular “Crazy Rich Asians” book and movie. From Tyersall Park to Kingsford Hotel, find out where these locations are and spend a day listening to the gossips and the crazy rich tales of Singapore, the country that has one of the highest density of millionaires in the world. Overnight in Singapore. 

DAY 06, MON:  SINGAPORE – BANGKOK
After breakfast at the hotel, today you will be transferred back to Singapore International airport for your connecting flight to Bangkok. On arrival in Bangkok, you will be met and transferred to your hotel for check in and a relaxing night. Overnight in Bangkok

DAY 07, TUE:  BANGKOK
After breakfast, start the day with a city tour visiting three of the most unique Buddhist temples in all of Bangkok: Wat Traimit with its invaluable Golden Buddha (5 ½ tons of solid gold), Wat Po, the most extensive temple in Bangkok with its colossal Reclining Buddha, and Wat Benjamaborpitr, the White Marble Temple, one of the finest examples of Thai architecture. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure to explore this dynamic city, perhaps exploring the markets to grab great deals on everything from trendy clothes and accessories to designer goods and electronic gadgets.   Overnight in Bangkok 

DAY 08, WED:  BANGKOK
Enjoy a morning breakfast and then head out for a visit to the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market.  A trip to this Thai phenomenon is like traveling back to the ancient times of the Siam Kingdom, where colorful-clad merchants paddle along the narrow canals. The Floating Market is an ideal place to see the old style and traditional way of selling and buying food, souvenirs and other wares directly from small boats.  Travelers will also be able to see traditional Thai houses and the way locals use boats in their everyday lives. Upon return from the Floating Market, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. That night, consider a stroll along the Bangkok waterfront to visit the Asiatique, a lively, night-time open-air market featuring over 1,500 boutiques, 40 restaurants, a 60ft observation wheels, and a variety of live entertainment, located just steps from our hotel.  Overnight in Bangkok 

DAY 09, THU:   BANGKOK – PHUKET
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Bangkok Domestic Airport for your flight to Phuket. On arrival, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Phuket

DAY 10, FRI & DAY 11, SAT:     PHUKET
Enjoy your two days at leisure at our beautiful beach-front resort which features a tranquil lagoon, pools, white-sand beaches, sports and recreation activities, and a spa. Overnights in Phuket.

DAY 12, SUN:    PHUKET – CANADA
Today you will be transferred back to Phuket International Airport to check in for your onward flight.

 

Previous Tours:

Experience Vietnam 

An 11-day journey through the history, culture, food and people of Vietnam featuring unique experiences you’ll never forget. Drift on the turquoise waters of Ha Long Bay, stroll past bustling street vendors under the glowing lanterns in Hoi An, and visit rich historical sites from Hanoi to Saigon on this once-in-a-lifetime tour of exotic and enthralling Vietnam.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Experience India & China

A breathtaking tour of the majestic highlights of both India and China including the Taj Mahal, Great Wall, Forbidden City and the Agra Fort. 

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Experience Ireland
An enchanting 9-day tour of the Emerald Isle with stops in Dublin, Limerick, Killarney and Galway to visit the majestic castles, haunting ruins, and whimsical towns that make Ireland so enthralling.  
Click here for photos from this tour: https://www.flickr.com/photos/burnabybot/albums/72157668841532231 

Kylemore Abbey 5

 

Experience Dubai & the Emirates
A once-in-a-lifetime tour of the kaleidoscope of culture that is Dubai and the United Arab Emirates. Participants experienced desert camel rides, shopping at the world’s largest mall, and a thrilling visit to the tallest building on Earth.  
Click here for participant photos.

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Experience India
A unique tour of India’s golden triangle with a special stop in the famed Ranthambore National Park. Highlights of the trip included elephant rides to the Amber Fort, Bengal tiger safaris, and a sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal.
Click here for participant photos.

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