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50% off Mekong River Cruise, Jan 17

November 11, 2016 – 12:05 pm

Amazing last minute special offer on this wonderful 8 day
river cruise down the might Mekong River from Siem Reap to Saigon, passing through 2 countries, Cambodia and Vietnam.

Toum-Tiou_map_400The cruise starts at the home of Angkor Wat, the World’s largest collection of ancient religious monuments and a World Heritage Site, passes across South East Asia’s largest lake, the Tonle Sap, arriving at the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh. From there the cruise continues lazily sailing through the verdant Mekong Delta of South Vietnam to the bustling commercial hub of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam’s largest city.

Vessel: Tour Tiou 1
Dates: 3rd to 10th January 2017
Discount: 50% Discount

For inquiries and reservations contact Symbiosis Custom Travel

Thailand’s month of mourning lifted

November 10, 2016 – 9:56 pm

The restriction on live events and entertainment in Thailand following a month of mourning for His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej will be lifted on 14 November 2016.

All entertainment venues and festivals will resume operations from Monday 14 November and hotels will be able to hold celebrations and events. These may still be toned down as a sign of respect. Celebrations deemed extravagant such as those with fireworks will be restricted. Meetings and event venues will open as usual with the exception of reserved areas in Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha) and the Grand Palace, as they will be the venue of the Royal Funeral Rites. All other areas within the Grand Palace are now open to tourists and visitors.

Raja4Divers Specials, 2017 – Raja Ampat, Indonesia

October 18, 2016 – 11:55 am


1. 10% EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT for stays at the lovely Raja4Divers between 05 August 2017 and 30 September 2017. Bookings need to be made between 16 November 2016 and 31 December 2016.

2. U30 weeks from the 17 June to 1 July 2017: a wonderful opportunity for anyone under the age of 30 to dive the best diving in the world at a very affordable price of just EUR 2,555. Besides the regular unlimited diving package for 2 weeks, the special includes also all dive gear rental.

Contact Symbiosis Custom Travel to book now and to start planning your travel to and from Indonesia.

Travel in Thailand during the mourning period for King Bhumibol

October 17, 2016 – 7:58 pm

Thailand is in a period of mourning following the death of His Majesty, King Bhumibol on the 13th of October. This is a time of deep sorrow for the Thai people and will be respected across the country.

However, The Thailand Toursim Authority still encourages travellers to continue as normal. All they ask if for travellers to demonstrate respect for the Thai people, by refraining from behaviour that may be interpreted as disrespectful or disorderly.

There may be some disruption of commercial and public services during the mourning period, especially during the first 30 days (until the 13th of November). Tourist attractions are open with the exception of Wat Pra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha) and the Grand Palace in Bangkok.

Most significantly, Chiang Mai municipality has officially announced the cancellation of the Loy Kratong and Yi Peng festivals this year (12-15th of November).

For updates on all entertainment options that are affected, please see here.

For all other updates, please refer to the Thailand Tourism Authority.

Symbiosis Custom Travel would like to offer condolences to friends and family of the King and to all the Thai people.

Strong typhoon approaching Vietnam

October 17, 2016 – 5:58 pm

Four central provinces in Vietnam have been hit by flooding as Typhoon Sarika, forecast to be one of the strongest in years, approaches Vietnam’s east coast.

Severe flooding in central Vietnam has left at least 21 people dead and submerged tens of thousands of homes.

Worst affected is the province of Quang Binh, where at least 11 people have been killed, crops destroyed and livestock washed away.

The floods have been caused by torrential rain, but local media say sudden discharges from hydropower reservoirs worsened the flooding.

Typhoon Sarika could bring more bad weather if it strikes Vietnam.

Sarika battered the northern Philippines on Sunday, leaving at least 2 dead and more than 15,000 Displaced

Full story on BBC here.

Birmingham Dive Show Special offers

October 13, 2016 – 6:00 pm

To mark this year’s DIVE Show in Birmingham, UK, commencing on 14 Oct, Deals4Divers and Symbiosis Custom Travel are pleased to present the following special offers aboard one of the stunning sailing boats of the Worldwide Dive & Sail fleet:

Siren-FleetDIVE FIJI
• Easter in Fiji: 9-19 April 2017 (10 nights)
WAS 4150€ NOW 3320€
• Summer in Fiji: 14 – 24 August 2017 (10 nights)
WAS 4150€ NOW 3527.50€

Komodo: 30 Jul – 9 Aug 2017 (7 nights)
WAS 4290€ NOW 3646.50€
Flores to Raja Ampat: 5-19 October 2017 (14 nights)
WAS 5950€ NOW 5057.50€

Kayaking-Palau-01DIVE PALAU
• Get wrecked in Palau:16-23 Feb 2017 (7 nights)
WAS 3450€ NOW 2932.50€
• Summer in Palau: 24 Jun – 4 Jul 2017 (10 nights)
WAS 4790€ NOW 4071.50€

Tubbataha and More: 1-14 March 2017 & 31 May – 13 June 2017 (13 nights)
WAS 5600€ NOW 4760€
Malapascua & the Visayas: 6-16 Aug 2017 (10 nights)
WAS 3490€ NOW 2966.50€

• Fakarava to Rangiroa: 1 – 11 March 2017 (10 nights)
WAS $5675 NOW $4823.75
the-junk-sunset• Rangiroa to Fakarava: 14 – 24 June 2017 (10 nights)
WAS $5675 NOW $4823.75

• 7 nights: 23-30 April 2017
WAS $3095 NOW $2630.75
• 10 nights: 5-15 July 2017
WAS $4345 NOW $3693.23

• 6 nights: 6-12 January 2017
WAS starting from 911€ NOW 774€
• 4 nights: 6-10 April 2017
WAS starting from 703€ NOW 597€

Offers are valid on new individual bookings only and must be confirmed by the 31st October 2016.

Contact Symbiosis Custom Travel to book and to arrange your travel.

Endangered Gibbons Released Near Angkor Wat

October 10, 2016 – 5:07 pm

Volcano Erupts on Lombok, Indonesia

September 29, 2016 – 12:52 pm

On the 27 September at 14:45, Gunung Barujani, the little brother, of Gunung Rinjani started sending volcanic ash around 2,000 meters into the sky. The cloud drifted south causing several flight cancellations into the night of the 27 September. Rescuers in Indonesia were dispatched Wednesday to evacuate nearly 400 tourists, most of them foreigners.

More from Channel News Asia.

50 Things to Do in Bangkok Part 2: Night time

September 23, 2016 – 12:06 pm

Visit the Symbiosis Custom Travel website for ideas on how to plan your visit to Bangkok and the rest of Thailand.

50 Things to Do in Bangkok

September 23, 2016 – 11:56 am

Visit the Symbiosis Custom Travel website for ideas on how to plan your visit to Bangkok and the rest of Thailand.

Raja Ampat Liveaboard Dive Special

September 16, 2016 – 2:44 pm

Special offer: 10% discount 
Vessel: Mermaid II
Dates: 13-21 Dec 2016
Cabin class: deluxe

Contact Symbiosis Custom Travel to book.

New flights connecting Micronesia to PNG

September 5, 2016 – 1:45 pm

Great news for divers. You will soon be able to fly direct between Papua New Guinea and Micronesia, combining 2 of the hottest dive spots in the world.

From 3 December 2016, Air Niugini is to launch twice weekly air services between Port Moresby, capital of Papua New Guinea, and Chuuk and Pohnpei in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM). Chuuk (sometimes spelled Truk) is renowned for being home to the World’s largest sunken fleet of Japanese WWII ships.

To test the market, three special flights were planned to operate to FSM before the scheduled passenger services commence. The first of the three special flights operated last week on 1 September from Port Moresby to Chuuk and later Pohnpei before returning to POM. It took 2hrs and 40 minutes to reach Chuuk and an hour across to Pohnpei before coming back to POM.

Most passengers on board the flight were Australian divers; about 50 of them who got off in Chuuk, the rest were individuals attending the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) and businessmen based in Solomon Islands.

The next special flight will operate this week on 7 September to uplift delegation for PIF.

Once the scheduled passenger service comes into effect from December, Air Niugini will be operating two return air services a week, every Wednesday and Saturday from Port Moresby to Chuuk and Pohnpei.

These flights enable passengers between the Pacific, Australia, Indonesia, Philippines and FSM to connect through Port Moresby, saving considerable time and airfares.

Start planning your Pacific dive holiday today by contacting Symbiosis Custom Travel.

Wakatobi specials

August 22, 2016 – 11:45 am

4 nights, 3 diving days (9 dives) $955 per person
7 nights, 6 diving days (16 dives) $1680 per person
Special rate applies for bookings from September to December 2016
5 nights, 4 diving days (10 dives) $1140 per person
8 nights, 6 diving days (18 dives) $1900 per person
Special rate applies for 2017 bookings through Symbiosis Custom Travel

Price includes a beach front cottage suite at Wakatobi, 3 meals per day, 3 dives/day, unlimited house reef dives, tax, service charge, and airport transfers

“Learn To Dive Holiday Package” in an Exotic Tropical Resort
5 night room and meals
4 Days Open Water Dive Course

Price includes a beach front cottage suite, 3 meals a day, free house reef dives, 5 dives in Open Water Dive Course, tax, and service charge.

7 students + 1 free space for instructor (10% commission to the instructor from course + free room and meals).

Contact Symbiosis Custom Travel now to book and to start planning your Indonesia dive holiday.

3 nice pics from Wakatobi

August 12, 2016 – 11:03 pm

Just to remind us how wonderful Wakatobi is…


50% off Chaophraya River Cruise, Thailand

August 12, 2016 – 5:32 pm

Symbiosis is pleased to be able to offer a generous 50% Discount on select cruises aboard the lovely Mekhala converted rice barge between Bangkok and the ancient capital of Ayutthaya from now until December 2016.

Duration: 2 days/ 1 night
Cruise programs: Upstream Cruise (Bangkok – Ayutthaya) and
Downstream Cruise (Ayutthaya – Bangkok)

Tell us your travel dates to check availability
​Reservations through Symbiosis Custom Travel

Package includes:
1 night accommodation in a cabin in the Mekhala boat
Cruise and meals as mentioned in the program
The special offer applies to upstream cruise (Bangkok – Ayutthaya) and downstream cruise (Ayutthaya – Bangkok) only.
The price is based on two persons travelling together.
The offer applies to new bookings only.
The price is based on two persons travelling together.

Contact Symbiosis Custom Travel to plan your Thailand holiday now.