x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 July 2017

Travel Deals: On the right track in Asia

Grand Prix packages in Singapore and panda-tracking in China are among other current Asia offers.

The Grand Prix F1 circuit in Singapore. Singapore Airlines is offering three-night packages with hotel accommodation, return flights and grandstand tickets. EPA
The Grand Prix F1 circuit in Singapore. Singapore Airlines is offering three-night packages with hotel accommodation, return flights and grandstand tickets. EPA

Singapore

See Singapore with Singapore Airlines's F1 package and get a ticket for what is the only night-time race in Grand Prix history and Asia's only street race on the Formula One calendar. Prices start at Dh6,200 per adult and include economy return airfare from Abu Dhabi to Singapore, a three-night stay in a hotel based on two sharing a double room, breakfast, airport transfers, one F1 ticket (Bay Grandstand category) per adult and all taxes. The offer is valid for purchase until September 15, with travel from September 23 to September 26. Each package can be customised depending on hotel preference, length of stay and F1 ticket category.

For more information, call 02 622 1110 or 02 622 1923 or email sia_abudhabi@singaporeair.com.sg.

India

Wild Frontiers's 16-day "Passage to India" tour takes visitors to Mumbai's iconic Gateway of India monument and the Buddhist caves of Ellora and Ajanta in Aurangabad, then all the way up north to Srinigar in Kashmir for a night in a traditional houseboat on the breathtaking Dal Lake. Important places of interest along the way include the Taj Mahal in Agra, the Unesco World Heritage Site of Fatehpur Sikhri that lies on the outskirts of Agra, the stunning Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab, and New Delhi. The trip involves travel by train and bus, with visits to towns such as Barnagar, known for its fort, and Ujjain, home to the famous Kal Bhairav temple. You'll also get to witness the famous Wagah ceremony at the India-Pakistan border. The 16-day trip costs from £2,810 (Dh16,925) per person, based on two sharing, and includes most meals, passes and permits, entrance fees and local transport. International airfare is not included.

Visit www.wildfrontiers.co.uk or call 00 44 20 7736 3968.

China

Track wild pandas across two nature reserves in China's Shaanxi province on this two-week trip which offers visitors the opportunity to go trekking in nature reserves. The Foping and Changqing nature parks are two of eight set up for the protection of giant pandas in the Qinling Mountains. The reserves support 220 species of birds and endangered mammals. You'll also get to interact with rural communities where ancient agricultural traditions are still practised. The 14-day trip begins and ends in Beijing and includes a visit to Shaanxi's famous Terracotta Warriors. From £3,585 (Dh21,593) per person, based on two sharing, including internal flights, accommodation, meals as specified and the services of experienced tour leaders. International airfare not included.

Book through www.responsibletravel.com.

Maldives

Dnata has a four-night stay in a deluxe beach villa at Zitahli Kuda-Funafaru Resort & Spa, Maldives. The package costs from Dh4,380 per person, based on two sharing, including breakfast and dinner, transfers by seaplane, complimentary Wi-Fi and taxes. International airfare not included. Valid until October 31.

For more information and to book, visit www.dnataholidays.com or call 800 8118.

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