The World at Your Fingertips
By Tyler Bohlman
Real travelers know it’s not enough to simply go somewhere and visit the popular sites. You want to immerse yourself in the local culture to see what makes that location unique. Instead of just eating at a restaurant, you want to experience local cuisine with true, homegrown ingredients. And you want to see as much as possible without rushing yourself.
This is what makes a Collette holiday* the perfect way to use your Points.
Collette tours are built differently. They offer a mix of big destination must-sees with unique experiences you can only find through their tours. Collette pairs visits to landmarks with an evening spent on a farm, hotel stays with overnights in castles and glass igloos, and unique ways of traveling using sleds, tuk-tuks, and bus trips. They provide immersive experiences you can’t find anywhere else. Collette destinations include bucket-list locations in Europe, Asia, Africa, and more.
Use your Points for unforgettable experiences like these:
Essence of Thailand – featuring Bangkok, Phuket, Chiang Mai, and more
Journey to a land where expansive cities meet secluded jungles and bustling metropolises meet reverent Buddhist temples. Your tour through Thailand begins in its capital city of Bangkok. A private boat trip takes you through winding canals to visit sacred temples and see the world-famous Reclining Buddha statue. Later, hop on a tuk-tuk for a nighttime food tour through the city’s vibrant streets. Your adventure continues to temples and restaurants outside the city in Sukhothai, Chiang Rai, and Chiang Mai, where you’ll visit an elephant sanctuary. And during your visit to Phuket, you can use all your free time to relax on the beach or explore the lush surroundings.
Your Asian adventure starts here.
Hawaiian Adventure – featuring O‘ahu, the Big Island, and Maui
Say “aloha” to good times and relaxation on a tour of three of the Hawaiian Islands. Start your tour with a dose of history as you visit Pearl Harbor, the site of the “Day of Infamy” attack. After that, explore more of Honolulu and learn about King Kamehameha and the state’s history. Jet to the Big Island for a tour of the island’s volcanic activity. You’ll also walk a black-sand beach, tour a coffee farm, and learn to make your own lei. Lastly, you’ll head to the Valley Isle for unforgettable adventures through natural foliage and endless beaches before finishing your tour with a traditional lū‘au.
Learn more about this Pacific adventure.
Exploring New Zealand’s Wonders – featuring the North and South Islands
Modernity and history meet in this jewel of the Pacific islands. Begin your tour in Auckland where you’ll experience a panoramic city tour as well as an optional America’s Cup sailing experience. Head to the Bay of Islands and learn about the warm waters and abundant sea life of the area. You’ll also see the house where Māori and British leaders signed the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840. New Zealand’s most famous flightless bird comes into scope in Rotorua. You’ll learn what’s being done to help save the endangered kiwi before ending your night with an authentic Hangi dinner and performance. In Christchurch, you’ll experience what is considered the most beautiful ferry ride in the world as you arrive in Picton on the South Island. Learn even more about New Zealand’s storied history with visits to Mount Cook and Dunedin.
Learn more about this Southern Hemisphere adventure.
Explore these and other memorable tours on the Collette website https://mvcowner.collette.com and contact Member Services to book.
* Accommodation is based on double occupancy and subject to availability.
Tours are subject to availability and offerings may change without notice.
“Points” means Club Points in Marriott Vacation Club℠, Asia-Pacific; Club Points in Marriott Vacation Club Destinations℠, Australia; Points in Marriott Vacation Club Destinations℠, Bali Nusa Dua Gardens, and Points in Marriott Vacation Club Destinations, Bali Nusa Dua Terrace, and is not to be confused with Marriott Bonvoy® points.
Members of Marriott Vacation Club, Asia-Pacific, who purchased their Club memberships prior to 16 December 2016 must activate their Abound by Marriott Vacations memberships to be able to access some of these options.
The ability of the Exchange Company to confirm a specific exchange request is dependent upon the timeshare interests and use periods available or as provided by the provider of accommodations or services. Therefore, Abound cannot guarantee specific resort choices, dates of travel, or types or sizes of accommodations. The earlier an exchange is requested, the better the possibility that a specific request may be confirmed.
Access to cruises, hotels, and more is made available through Abound by Marriott Vacations and is subject to the terms and conditions as outlined in the applicable Abound exchange program documents. Actual experiences will be provided via contractual arrangements with third-party providers and may require the payment of additional fees. The experiences described herein are examples of potential holiday opportunities and are subject to change. Certain adventure tours, cruises, and events are available through, and reservations will be made directly with, travel providers for the Exchange Company. Access to tours, cruises, other accommodations, and event opportunities and included features are subject to the terms and conditions of these travel providers, and those of the Exchange Program documents. Such tours, cruises, accommodations, and events may not be available in the future.