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Welcome to Big Apple Oriental Tours


I have often written that men who are widowed, divorced and without any serious attachments should visit Angeles City at   least once.”

From Harry the Horse owner of the Blue Boar Inn and Columnist

Big Apple and its local venders have access to many good hotels and resorts some of which are not on the Internet but very good places to stay. We still have hotels for less than $25 a night when we can get the rooms so book well ahead of departure. If you allow us $50 a night for a hotel room you will be booked into a very nice hotel or resort and quite often it will include breakfast as well have a bar, restaurant and a pool to lounge around. Of course we have luxury hotels for $100 per night or more if you prefer. Just let us know what you want and we will arrange it for you. Hotels in Manila, Phuket and Bangkok tend to be more expensive than in Pattaya or Angeles City.

One of the services we provide for you are excellent flight reservations from your nearest gate way city on reputable airlines. We use both, Delta and United as well as Cathay Pacific, Korean and many others. Asiana Airlines now flies from the US to Clark only a few miles from Angeles City and very convenient.

We do All Asia Passes for longer stays in several countries and many cities. Most people use the Internet to buy tickets and if you do give us the flight Itinerary and we will work out a land only package for you. Usually it is best to let us work out the flight schedules as we do common rated tickets and that are getting harder and harder to come by at a reasonable price. It is the way of the computer age as prices are up and service is down but we take the time and make the effort to work out a good schedule, including tuning fork flight schedules, for you no matter where you live. Airfare is up about $100 over last year but what we do for you is to work out a schedule with minimum layover time to and from home at an affordable price. Airfare is included in the group tour price.

You can stay twenty one days in the Philippines or Thailand without a visa. We have travel agents on
location to assist you with travel arrangements and visas. Visas can be extended to as long as you want
to stay. You can visit other countries as well, some without additional visas and others with visas. Where
do you want to go and for how long? Let us know and we will arrange it for you at an affordable price.

All group tours provide round trip airfare from your nearest airport; all land transfers, good hotel rooms, a tour host and guide, some daytime activities, and nightlife tours of the local action. Key to our tours are our people who are your friends and there to help you have the time of your life. They make a difference and are worth every cent they are paid. If we do our trips correctly you will be very pleased with our service and come back to us again and again when you want to visit “Paradise.


For additional information contact
Douglas Allen
(845) 485 – 5671


Please enjoy a few pictures from the places we hold near and dear and the store will remain open to sell products of interest to us.

Our hotel in Phuket. (Click photo to enlarge.) Highslide JS


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A person you can meet on one of our vacations. (Click photo to enlarge.)


Photos of the Corregidor Island Tour Philippines
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Photos of the Thailand Tour
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Photos of the Thailand Tour
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Latest News & Updates:

New Travel Session 2012 - 2013
Last modified on 09-19-12

Travel Season 2012 through 2013 is underway. There are many changes but mostly the prices have gone up. Still we are able to provide an excellent ten night, 12 day holiday in “Paradise” for about $2600 plus some spending money. It takes more spending money than it used to. Gone are the days when you could not spend a $100 a day if you tried. Meals, drinks, day time activities and bar fines are all higher priced than last year but still very affordable considering that everywhere else is even more expensive. We used to say that $500 was enough money for two weeks in the Philippines and a $1000 for Thailand. Now you should have at least $1000 for the Philippines and $1500 for Thailand and you should have some reserves beyond that incase there aer problems. Although these vacations are no longer dirt cheap we make every effort to make them worth every cent you spend.  We sell affordable vacations to paradise.  Contact us for Details


Alternate Email Address
Last modified on 2010-12-24

We are current experiencing technical difficulties with our BAO Tours site email accounts, for the meantime please contact Douglas Allen at firstace@verizon.net thank you...

Norman Barabash is no longer an owner of BAO Tours. Norman has retired to pursue other interests. Douglas Allen is now the sole owner of BAO Tours.