Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 20 July 2019

Travel briefs: Explore Vietnam with the family

Plus: The coasts of Costa Rica are calling, taking in the sites of Bath on foot and elight in Bali’s beaches and surf.
Ulun Danu Temple on Bratan Lake. Courtesy Flight Centre UAE
Ulun Danu Temple on Bratan Lake. Courtesy Flight Centre UAE

Gather the family and enjoy Vietnam with Angsana Lang Co, Central Vietnam’s Live for Family Fun package. Visitors will explore several Unesco World Heritage sites such as the imperial capital of Hue, the old town of Hoi An and the relics of My Son Sanctuary. Visitors can hire bikes to explore nearby fishing villages, hike in the surrounding hills, and take boat trips with local fishermen. At the beach resort’s kid’s club, children can take language classes to learn basic Vietnamese, cooking classes, and a CSR programme that includes tree planting. Prices start from Dh2,334 per night and include a two-bedroom beachfront pool suite, breakfast, complimentary dining for children ages 4 and under, a family picnic, access to the kid’s club and taxes. For more information, visit www.angsana.com

The coasts of Costa Rica are calling

Book the 12-day Costa Rica: Coast to Coast package with Insight Guides for a winter getaway. The itinerary, which has been curated by a local expert from Costa Rica, includes exploring San José, the Central Valley, Tamarindo, Arenal Volcano and Monteverde. Visitors who travel with Insight Guides between July and October can also search for turtles in Tortuguero, located off the northern Caribbean coast. Activities include visiting coffee and sugar plantations, volcano treks and jungle walks. Prices start at £1,585 (Dh8,445) per person, including accommodation, selected experiences and taxes, but excluding international flights. For more information, visit www.insightguides.com

Taking in the sites of Bath on foot

Get back to nature this spring with Foot Trails’s newest guided-walking tour, Bath Prior’s View. The itinerary, which starts on April 29 and runs on the last Friday of each month until October, begins with a 12-kilometre group walk through the Avon Valley. Visitors will then arrive at the Unesco World Heritage City of Bath and follow a route that includes the best views of the city. The walk is priced at £75 (Dh400) per person, and includes lunch, a guide, transport to and from Bath Spa railway station and taxes. For more information, visit www.foottrails.co.uk

Delight in Bali’s beaches and surf

Explore Bali this month with Flight Centre UAE’s newest Discover Asia packages. The five-day Blissful Bali: Beach & Active Package starts in Seminyak, where visitors will receive a two-day, beginners surf lesson. Travellers will also explore Mengwi and Bedugul, stopping off at Pura Taman Ayun (a large water temple), Lake Bratan and Tanah Lot. The package is available until April 30 and costs from Dh4,299 per person, including return flights, accommodation, some meals, English tours and taxes. For more information, visit www.flightcentre.ae

Updated: February 16, 2016 04:00 AM