Off to a well- de­served get­away

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - MATTA FAIR -

AS the year- end draws nearer, it is now time to plan a well- de­served break. Malaysian Har­mony Tour and Travel has rolled out some pack­ages this MATTA Fair to help you make a choice.

If you do not plan to ven­ture too far off, opt for one of the Asian MATTA Fair pack­ages. Take a trip to the Land of Smiles with the 5D/ 4N Chi­ang­mai/ Chi­an­grai pack­age and visit sites of in­ter­est, such as Doi Suthep Tem­ple, also known as Dou­ble Dragon Tem­ple. This stop also in­cludes a ca­ble car ride. You will also visit a most revered Bud­dhist tem­ple in Chi­ang­mai – Wat Phra Singh. This tour also takes you to the Golden Tri­an­gle and you will also ex­pe­ri­ence a dose of tra­di­tion and cul­ture on a visit to the Long Neck Hill Tribe Vil­lage.

An­other Asian des­ti­na­tion to con­sider is Tai­wan. Malaysia Har­mony is of­fer­ing a 7D/ 6N Fun Tai­wan pack­age, spe­cially tai­lored for fam­i­lies. Your tour in­cludes a stay in a ho­tel in Xi­mend­ing area with easy ac­cess to trans­port and places of in­ter­est as well as nightlife and shop­ping. This pack­age also in­cludes one en­tire day for your own leisure.

High­lights of the tour in­clude vis­it­ing a fruit farm where you can en­joy fruit pick­ing ( de­pend­ing on sea­son) – def­i­nitely an en­joy­able ac­tiv­ity for the whole fam­ily. You will also en­joy a lake cruise on the crys­tal clear wa­ter of Sun Moon Lake. The tour also in­cludes vis­it­ing the bustling Leo Ho Night Mar­ket and Fong Jia Night Mar­ket.

Al­ter­na­tively, bring your fam­ily to South Korea with the 8D/ 6N Korea pack­age. This pack­age in­cludes a one- night stay at a ski re­sort and also gives you one free day in Seoul. You can also shop to your heart’s con- tent at the whole­sale mall, which is open un­til about 3am or 4am and heated for your com­fort.

If you are look­ing to fly off fur­ther for a dif­fer­ent ex­pe­ri­ence, the Western MATTA Fair pack­ages will have some­thing for you.

For an in­ter­est­ing get­away, there is the 9N/ 6N Arc­tic Cir­cle Win­ter Won­der­land that takes you win­ter aurora hunt­ing. Other high­lights in­clude a visit to Santa Claus Vil­lage – the home­town of Santa Claus where you can send post­cards to fam­ily and friends from the Arc­tic. An­other in­ter­est­ing high­light is the one- night stay in a unique glass igloo ho­tel and a King Crab ex­cur­sion where you can catch your own King Crab and have it pre­pared and cooked for you – a de­li­cious re­ward at the end of a fab­u­lous ex­cur­sion.

For a taste of the ex­otic, there is 10D/ 7N Dream of Morocco pack­age. Be awed by the dis­tinc­tive land­scape of Morocco, es­pe­cially the Sa­hara Desert – the big­gest desert in the world as well as amaz­ing oa­sis and canyon views. The tour also in­cludes a camel ride.

A high­light of the tour is a visit to Che­fchaouen, or Blue City – a World Her­itage Site known for its build­ings, which are in var­i­ous shades of blue. You will also visit the Dje­maa El Fna Square, that is sur­rounded by the Old Me­d­ina Souks.

Mean­while, the ex­quis­ite lo­cal cui­sine is a must- try.

There are also other pack­ages, such as the 6D/ 4N Lux­u­ri­ous Par­adise Dubai + Abu Dhabi, which in­cludes a desert sa­fari, fea­tur­ing a one- night stay in a five- star re­sort as well as a visit to IMG Worlds of Ad­ven­ture – the world’s largest in­door theme park – a per­fect fam­ily ac­tiv­ity.

You may also check out the 11D/ 8N South Africa Golden Tri­an­gle + Vic­to­ria Falls pack­age. Take in the nat­u­ral scenery and view of the beau­ti­ful coast­line and go on a sa­fari to see the Big 5 an­i­mals in the wild.

All these pack­ages present ex­cit­ing va­ca­tion op­tions for your up­com­ing trav­els. So why book dur­ing MATTA Fair? – Cheaper pack­ages – Guar­an­teed seats – Guar­an­teed prices re­gard­less of cur­rency fluc­tu­a­tion – your tour fare will also not be af­fected.

To find out more, call Malaysian Har­mony at 03- 2145 4226/ 03- 2145 9122, e- mail mhtt@ myshar­mony. com or log on to www. malaysian­har­mony. com. my and keep a look out for its booths this MATTA Fair.

Win­ter aurora hunt­ing makes for a hol­i­day with a dif­fer­ence.

Chi­ang­mai is a good op­tion for a hol­i­day.

Che­fchaouen, or Blue City, is a World Her­itage Site.

Pick­ing fruits in Tai­wan.

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