by Kathy Jones on  March 18, 2012 at 7:45 PM Lifestyle News
 One Million Yuan to Take You Around the World in 80 Days
Going around the world in 80 days is now possible with a sum of one million yuan in China.

The 1.01 million yuan (around $160,000) travel package is being promoted for 2013 by a travel agency called

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.

Source: IANS

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