1.01 million yuan for lavish 80-day around-the-world tour
Have you ever thought of going around the world in 80 days like the dashing Phileas Fogg in Jules Verne’s famous novel? If you are in China, it is now possible with a sum of one million yuan.
The 1.01 million yuan (around $160,000) travel package is being promoted for 2013 by a travel agency called Ctrip.com.
Registration for the trip will open March 26 in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Taipei. However, there are only 15 places available, the Shanghai Daily reported.
The journey will cover 20 countries, with the tourists staying in luxurious hotels and cruise ships, and dining in fancy restaurants, the company said.
World-renowned scenic areas and activities, like the carnival in Brazil, India’s Taj Mahal and the Amazon rain forest will be included in the package.
Tourists will also visit the South Pole on a cruise ship.
On the web, there were feelings of envy for people who could afford such a trip.
The company said that, apart from luxury accommodation and first-class dining, top quality service will also be a major expense, thus the price was “reasonable”.
A travel company manager, however, said people who really want to enjoy travelling should choose “less shallow” packages, rather than a trip where they will skip over scenic areas in a hurry.
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