First Cabin Blog
It's All About Travel
Luxury travel, by escorted tour or a personalized custom itinerary to exotic destinations worldwide has been the cornerstone at First Cabin since 1989. Our staff experience in travel began in Southeast Asia in 1963 and has developed over the years into a strong and steadfast corps of well-educated and highly motivated individuals. It is their passion to return each client home from their tour overseas fully satisfied, knowing that they received only the very finest of care, dedication and service while on holiday.
As with travelers who have journeyed with First Cabin beforehand, we feel confident that your first tour experience with us, most certainly will not be your last. Repeat clientele and their enthusiastic referrals is our mainstay and we look forward to showing you why.
We invite you to enjoy the excitement and pleasure of making your selection from an assortment of captivating itineraries, each a luxurious journey, as we look forward to preparing your grand and truly unforgettable holiday. Each of the recommended itineraries can further be customized to suit your every need and desire.
Visiting Thailand & Vietnam, with an Extension to Angkor Wat, Cambodia
16 - 19 Day Custom Deluxe Tour, Accompanied by Robert Kenyon Marine Corps Vietnam Veteran and the president of First Cabin Travel on his 32nd Return to Southeast Asia. The Tour will visit the Major Base Camps and Battlefields as well as Vietnam's Cultural Monuments.
Choosing a lesser Star hotel is one sure way to reduce the expense and still enjoy the adventure. A Five-Star hotel need not be for everyone. No matter the Star, First Cabin service will always reign supreme. Choose a Star and let us prepare a 1st draft itinerary with different price points. All hotels will meet the highest of standards within their Star rating.
A Kaleidoscope Of Choices
Whether by Group Tour or by designing your own Custom itinerary, First Cabin offers the traveler a wealth of choices with recommended itineraries, which can be combined or refined to meet your individual choices in creating an itinerary that will fulfill your dreams for the perfect holiday adventure to exciting destinations worldwide.
An Unexpected Bargain
A custom luxury tour with private driver and guide allows travelers to spend more or less time where they like, as they like, while allowing a return to their luxurious accommodation when they like, all at a rather remarkable price. A growing majority of First Cabin clients have grown to love the options provided on a custom tour.
“Thirty-one overseas adventures under the guidance of the top tour companies of this country conditioned me to expect the very best in itineraries, accommodations, and most importantly, an experienced and a truly considerate tour director. To my continuing pleasure, First Cabin, on the scale of 1 to 10, consistently rates a 10.”
— Ms. Theodosia Frampton, Florida
“A truly deluxe 19-day tour, 'Adventure to Africa,' ... We comparison shopped 11 different tours before settling on First Cabin. While it was more expensive than most, it really was a good buy ... We found none of the optional add-ons which plague most other tours plus the absolutely no tipping policy throughout, not even to our tour guide who was with us the entire time. We were so pleased that we are already planning a trip to South America with First Cabin.”
— Mr. & Mrs. Steve Smyk, New York
“Just recently I signed on for 'Unusual Asia,' my sixth tour with First Cabin. There is no other company that I would choose to be with and I have tried what are considered the best in the USA and Canada. First Cabin's itineraries and leadership in the field create the joyous memories that last a lifetime. I have enjoyed all of my previous tours and have already begun to anticipate the next departure. Most importantly I have learned, when you think First Class, think First Cabin.”
— Mrs. Terry Wight, Canada
“The solar eclipse at Angkor Wat was magnificent, the thrill of the helicopter ride above the ruins will always be a treasured memory, yet the guide chosen by First Cabin, who seemingly stepped from the 'Golden Era' into our presence and revealed to us the magnificence of Angkor surpassed all else. Superb! First Cabin, so aptly named.”
— Doctor & Mrs. Paul Glickman, Illinois
“Our trip to India was classic. Just what we were looking for without disappointment. It's on to Hanoi and Angkor Wat for our next holiday with First Cabin. Truly enjoyable!”
— Mr. & Mrs. Manfred Bier, London, England
“My recent tour to Myanmar (Burma) was my first tour with First Cabin. I must say that you were everything that I had heard about you. One of the nicest facets of that remarkable journey was that, as a single traveler, I felt always a part of the group. See you again, real soon.”
— Mrs. Janice Wight, California
“Having taken the 'Adventure to Africa' tour, we knew First Cabin was good, but we failed to realize how good until we booked another with a so-called deluxe company. First Cabin, we'll be back soon!”
— Mr. & Mrs. Orville Kroeck, Florida
“I want to thank you for the most unusual and impressive trip I have ever taken. First Cabin is really unique if the Golden Triangle is an example of your tours. The tour itself was an exceptional one, not to mention all of the extras that you provided throughout the trip to add to the fun and enjoyment.”
— Mrs. Nora Goudvis, California
“First Cabin attracts the kind of people who understand that the world doesn't stand still. That was certainly true when we traveled to Nepal and India, and found how wise we were to have picked a tour company that knows how to roll with the punch and rearrange an itinerary on the fly -- with minimum loss of points of interest or creature comforts.”
— Mr. Harry S. Ashmore, California
“First Cabin Travel has given us an intimate, well organized, innovative experience. Luxury -- with unexpected extras! We hope to make it a yearly habit.”
— Mr. & Mrs. Leo Abramson, Connecticut
“India with First Cabin was a wonderful experience. We've just booked the 'Adventure to Africa' and are looking forward to another great holiday. It's no longer a matter of choice - we're sold on First Cabin.”
— Mr. & Mrs. John McComb, Wisconsin
“All that you advertised and then some. A superb tour! We have told all of our friends and will see you again soon.”
— Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Mendel, Quebec, Canada
“Our recent 'Hanoi to Angkor Wat' tour was fantastic. First Cabin provides the ultimate travel experience. It was our third tour with more to follow.”
— Mr. Robert Nielsen III, California
“Our only disappointment with First Cabin is that we now have taken nearly every tour. Find something new quickly.”
— Mr. & Mrs. B.B. McClendon, Mississippi
“As you can tell from the enclosed report, my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our African trip. We were very impressed by the plans you made for the tour ... Lynn and I hope to take advantage of your services again.”
— Mr. & Mrs. Philip W. Hummer, Illinois
“Our trip to China was fabulous. Even better than you had promised. The planning, the hotels, the tours, the Yangtze River cruise, the visit to Dazu and the professionalism shown by the tour manager were beyond our highest expectations. Our friends are enthralled with our experience and are definitely candidates for future First Cabin trips (as are we). Thank you and best wishes.”
— Mr. & Mrs. Norman Wachler, Michigan
“Over these many years our family along with a group of friends have availed ourselves of the excellent service provided by First Cabin to arrange custom tour itineraries for us worldwide. Be it the Okavango Delta in Botswana, the Kashgar Market in China or the ruins in Myanmar and Cambodia, First Cabin has managed everything so well that the transition felt nearly seamless. Seldom would there come a bump in the road and should one appear on the horizon, Plan B had obviously been thought out and thereafter well orchestrated. Well done First Cabin and well done you who are wise enough to enjoy the benefits of First Cabin's expertise.”
— Colin and Sherrill Callender, Bahamas
“Time and again I have selected First Cabin as my choice of tour company. Time and again I have been completely satisfied. I have grown accustomed to the outstanding choice of accommodations, defined, well chosen itineraries, and excellent leadership. What amazes and pleases me most are the unpublished excursions and highlights that surface en route that make trips so memorable. All of what is advertised and then some! My only concern is running out of tours. See you again this fall.”
— Mr. Dan Harbaugh, Washington
“For our first around-the-world tour, we wanted an itinerary customized to our goals; none of the grand tour agencies came close to what we wanted. Without First Cabin, we would never have picked Bhutan, the highlight of our trip. And they did it for costs consistent with and sometimes for less than the group tours we surveyed. Just think of it: one guide and one driver and the two of us. We’ll never do it any other way. Their flexibility across the board matched our goals and all promises were fulfilled. First Cabin seems ideal for groups and even more so for custom tours for two, four, six or eight, and especially for uncommon destinations. As for us, we’re working with First Cabin on a return journey to Bhutan.”
— Jack Fisher, San Diego
“Our tour to Southeast Asia with First Cabin was the finest luxury tour that my wife and I have ever taken. It was one of several with First Cabin, all of which were excellent.”
— Marty Colby, La Jolla, CA