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Orient Adventure

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12 days  •  from $3099 $2799
per person, double occupancy, including airfare*
based on May 15, 2018 departure
$300 Early Bird Discount. Expires Jul. 20, 2017.*   All prices reflect savings.
Flights This package departs from Los Angeles (LAX) and returns to San Francisco (SFO).
Add-ons are available to depart and return from the same airport.

Overview

Featuring Singapore, Tokyo & Hong Kong; discover the history, art, religion & cuisine of 3 Asian cities on your own; flights, hotel & city tours included
Style Independent PackageThese un-escorted packages have no set schedule or guides, so you have the freedom and flexibility to explore on your own from your centrally-located hotel. More of these packages
Freedom to explore at your own pace; unescorted
Departures Scheduled Dates; select from 10 open departures, September 2017 – May 2018
Price Includes
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Hotel
  • Meals
  • Round trip flights via Singapore Airlines non-stop jet service (departs from Los Angeles and returns to San Francisco) including fuel surcharges and taxes and fees
  • 10 nights Superior First Class accommodations
  • Buffet breakfast daily
  • Arrival and departures transfers
  • City tours of Tokyo, Singapore & Hong Kong with English-speaking local guides
  • Added-Value: ¥2,500 pre-paid Suica transit/e-money card
Optional
  • Singapore Airlines Premium Economy upgrades available from $1,270 per person, subject to availability
  • Exciting optional excursions in Tokyo and to nearby Mt. Fuji & Hakone or Nikko
  • Optional Robot Restaurant Show in Tokyo
  • Singapore optional excursions like a visit to the Zoo or a thrilling River Safari
  • Optional excursion from Hong Kong to the former Portuguese colony of Macau
Highlights
  • See some of Tokyo's major attractions like Tokyo Tower, Imperial Palace Gardens & Sensoji Temple
  • Explore Singapore's Gardens by the Bay, Hawker Food Centers, Botanical Gardens & Thian Hock Keng Temple
  • Prepare to be dazzled by Hong Kong's Victoria Harbor
  • Experience the Victoria Peak tram ride
  • Enjoy the freedom to explore at your own pace
Themes Family Friendly
What to Expect This leisurely-paced, independent tour requires minimal walking and is suitable for most levels of physical fitness. This tour does not include a tour guide or escort.

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Orient Adventure tour itinerary Prepare for an adventure through three of Asia’s most iconic cities: Tokyo, Singapore and Hong Kong. Among the most modern in the world, each still perfectly maintains an aromatic blend of historic sites, traditional culture, and food that has been simmering for centuries.

You’ll begin your adventure in Tokyo, a place so deliciously different from what we know: cherry blossoms framing a silhouette of Mt. Fuji, sushi and ramen, karaoke and kimonos, a place so deeply rooted in process and tradition yet so welcoming of the future. And all coalesce into a perfectly preened bonsai tree for the inquisitive traveler. Then, continue on to Singapore, a city state that warmly embraces the kaleidoscope of peoples that call the country home. This melting pot has left a lasting impact on the vibrant culinary scene, one of Southeast Asia’s best. Futuristic attractions like Gardens by the Bay and Marina Bay Sands have enhanced the city skyline. However, the country still retains its charming, temple and street-food laden neighborhoods. Finally, explore Hong Kong, a truly cosmopolitan mélange known for its glorious harbor, excellent shopping, renowned restaurants, and perhaps the best nighttime skyline in the world. Hong Kong has it all!

Your Singapore Japan: Endless Discovery
 
 

Dates, Prices & Options

Departure Dates & Prices

Early Bird Discount: Save up to $300 per person if you book by Jul. 20, 2017!
Departures & Prices
per person, double occupancy*
Depart Return Price Book by
Jul 20
Tue Jun 27 2017 Sat Jul 8 2017 $2799   Departed
Tue Aug 22 2017 Sat Sep 2 2017 $2999 $2699 Closed
Tue Sep 5 2017 Sat Sep 16 2017 $3249 $2949 Available
Tue Sep 19 2017 Sat Sep 30 2017 $3199 $2899 Available
Tue Sep 26 2017 Sat Oct 7 2017 $2999 $2699 Closed
Tue Oct 24 2017 Sat Nov 4 2017 $3199 $2899 Closed
Tue Nov 14 2017 Sat Nov 25 2017 $3349 $3049 Available
Tue Dec 12 2017 Sat Dec 23 2017 $3599 $3299 Available
Tue Jan 16 2018 Sat Jan 27 2018 $3199 $2899 Available
Tue Feb 27 2018 Sat Mar 10 2018 $3299 $2999 Available
Tue Mar 20 2018 Sat Mar 31 2018 $3299 $2999 Available
Tue Apr 17 2018 Sat Apr 28 2018 $3399 $3099 Available
Tue Apr 24 2018 Sat May 5 2018 $3299 $2999 Available
Tue May 15 2018 Sat May 26 2018 $3099 $2799 Available

Want to stay longer? Unfortunately, we don't offer late returns on this package.

Options & Fees

Orient Adventure
Rooming Selection
Double Occupancy included
Single Supplement
Oct 24, Feb 27, Mar 20, Apr 24 +$1099
Apr 17 +$1299
All other departures +$999
Gateways
Gateway Selection Options
Depart from Los Angeles and Return to San Francisco included
Depart from and Return to Los Angeles1 +$250
Depart from and Return to San Francisco2 +$250

1. Includes: 1 night Best Western SFO El Rancho Inn with breakfast and free shuttle service & domestic flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles (SFO-LAX) arriving 1 day after the package return dates listed.

2. Includes: Domestic flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles (SFO-LAX) departing 1 day before package departure dates listed & 1 night Holiday Inn LAX Airport Hotel with breakfast and free shuttle service.

Optional Tours
Robot Restaurant Show +$65

Flights & Departure Cities

Departure & Return Airports
Departure Airport Los Angeles (LAX)
Return Airport San Francisco (SFO)

This package includes round-trip flights departing from Los Angeles (LAX) and returning to San Francisco (SFO), subject to availability. If you want to depart and return from the same airport book the Pre-Night Package to depart from & return to SFO or book the Post-Night Package to depart from & return to LAX. Please review the flight schedule, especially if you're booking connecting flights.

Coming from somewhere else? Ask us about availability and prices for flights from other cities.

Optional Domestic Pre/Post-Night Package: $250

This tour package departs from Los Angeles (LAX) and returns to San Francisco (SFO). If you want to depart and return from the same airport book the Pre-Night Package to depart from & return to SFO or book the Post-Night Package to depart from & return to LAX.

Pre-Night Package Includes:
For departing from & returning to SFO

  • Domestic flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles (SFO-LAX) departing 1 day before the package departure dates listed above.
  • 1 night Holiday Inn LAX Airport Hotel, or similar, with breakfast and free shuttle service

Post-Night Package Includes:
For departing from & returning to LAX

  • 1 night Best Western SFO El Rancho Inn, or similar, with breakfast and free shuttle service
  • Domestic flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles (SFO-LAX) arriving 1 day after the package return dates listed above.

You can select your desired Pre- or Post-Night Package during check-out. The hotel is subject to availability at the time of booking and a similar hotel may be substituted.

How to Make a Reservation

To make a reservation, simply select an available departure date and reserve online using our secure booking system. Or call one of our travel specialists at 800-555-5765. But first, check out our Before You Book section.

We only require a per-person deposit payment, which you can pay with your credit card or PayPal account. This deposit will be applied towards the cost of your package, and is generally non-refundable (details). The balance is due 75 days prior to departure (or within 72 hours, if you're booking less than 75 days prior to departure), and can be paid by credit card, PayPal, check or money order.

Deposit
Deposit $600

Itinerary

Day 1: Depart LAX

  • Check-in at Los Angeles (LAX) for your overnight non-stop flight to Tokyo via Singapore Airlines

Day 2: Arrive Tokyo, Japan

Accommodations: 4 nights Hotel Okura Tokyo.

  • Meet our representative upon arrival at Narita International Airport
  • Transfer via scheduled airport bus to your hotel located in central Tokyo for check-in

Tokyo skyline Full Day Itinerary: Tokyo e Youkoso! (Welcome to Tokyo!) Arrive today in Tokyo, one of the world's main economic centers and Japan's modern capital. Upon arrival, transfer, via scheduled airport bus, to your hotel located in central Tokyo, near popular districts like Roppongi and Akasaka. En route, you'll have your first glimpse of the stunning, modern skyline and glittering neon-lit streets that are quintessential Tokyo. The remainder of evening is at leisure.

Day 3: Tokyo City Tour

Included meals: Breakfast.

  • After breakfast, set out on a city tour to explore some of Tokyo's main sights
  • Begin at the Tokyo Tower, modeled after the Eiffel Tower in Paris
  • View the beautiful gardens at the Imperial Palace
  • Continue to Sensoji Temple and Nakamise shopping street
  • Finally, drive through Ueno and stop in Tokyo's "Electric-Town," Akihabara
  • The tour ends at Tokyo Station; explore independently or make your own way back to the hotel

Tokyo Tower Full Day Itinerary: After breakfast this morning, set out on a city tour to explore some of Tokyo's main sights. Begin at the Tokyo Tower, modeled after (and slightly taller than) the Eiffel Tower in Paris, where you will enjoy a wonderful view of the city. Proceed to the Imperial Palace Garden Plaza, which dates back to the 15th century and is the former site of Edo Castle and the present residence of the Emperor of Japan. Visitors are not permitted inside this very private residence of royalty. Stop at a view point to admire the Nijubashi Bridge and surrounding gardens.

Asakusa KannonContinue to Sensoji Temple, also known as Asakusa Kannon, dedicated to the Buddhist deity of mercy and compassion. Sensoji Temple is one of the most popular sights in Tokyo. Later, stroll Nakamise shopping street, which stretches over approximately 250 meters from the main grounds of Sensoji Temple. It is lined with more than 50 shops, which offer local specialties and souvenirs. Finally, drive through Ueno and make a brief stop in Tokyo's "Electric-Town," Akihabara. Finally, the tour will disband at Tokyo Station, where you can continue your exploration independently or make your own way back to your hotel.

Robot Restaurant Show Optional Excursion: Robot Restaurant Show, $65 Enjoy the famous, Robot cabaret show at the Robot Restaurant in the Kabukicho red-light district. The hour long show is full of flashing neon lights, techno music and drums, while brightly colored robots perform. Your entry ticket includes one drink (beer, sake, mineral water or soft drink). Please arrive at least 45 minutes prior to show time. Tickets must be booked in advance. The official price for this adventure is approximately $80, providing a savings of $15 if booked and pre-paid with Friendly Planet. Show Time: 7:50pm

Note: Due to the high-tech nature of the robots, should there be unexpected maintenance during your scheduled visit, you will be accommodated the following day.

Days 4-5: Tokyo.

Included meals: Breakfast.

  • 2 days at leisure to explore the wonders of Tokyo on your own

Ginza Full Day Itinerary: Enjoy the next two days discovering the wonders of Tokyo and all it has to offer. Your hotel is conveniently located in the center of Tokyo and by train or subway you can easily explore Tokyo's major attractions using your pre-paid Suica transit card. From popular shopping areas like Ginza and Omotesando, where you can purchase the latest fashions, to sprawling entertainment and nightlife districts like Roppongi and Shinjuku, Tokyo seems to have a place to indulge in every desire. And, by taking a relaxing stroll through one of Tokyo's beautiful parks or gardens, you may even forget that you're in the largest city in the world. See the sights on your own, arrange optional excursions or schedule a day trip to Mt. Fuji or Nikko. See the Optional Excursions section below for more information.

Day 6: Tokyo & Singapore

Accommodation: 3 nights Orchard Hotel, Singapore. Included meals: Breakfast.

  • Transfer to the airport for your flight to Singapore
  • Upon arrival in Singapore, meet our representative and transfer to your hotel

Day 7: Singapore

Included meals: Breakfast

  • Morning tour of Singapore
  • Afternoon at leisure for independent sightseeing

Merlion Park, Singapore Full Day Itinerary: Your morning tour of Singapore features a drive around the Civic District, passing by the Padang, Cricket Club, historic Parliament House, Supreme Court and City Hall. Next, stop at Merlion Park and enjoy the impressive views of Marina Bay. Then visit Thian Hock Keng Temple, one of the oldest Buddhist-Taoist temples in Singapore. Afterwards, make a stop a local handicraft market. Proceed to the National Orchid Garden within the Singapore Botanic Gardens, boasting 60,000 orchid plants. Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure where you can perhaps explore the Gardens by the Bay or taste your way through Singapore’s many Hawker Food Centers.

Day 8: Singapore

Included meals: Breakfast.

  • Full day at leisure to explore Singapore or join an optional excursion

Optional Excursion: Gardens by the Bay, purchased locally. Featuring more than 1 million plants from more than 5,000 species, Gardens by the Bay is a must-see destination filled with wonders from around the world. Marvel at the indoor waterfall over 100 feet tall and stroll above the jungle canopy via aerial walkways at Cloud Forest. Replicating the cool and dry Mediterranean climate, Flower Dome showcases exotic plants from 5 continents in 9 different gardens. Watch as the Supertrees come alive with special effects at night.

Day 9: Singapore & Hong Kong

Accommodations: 3 nights The Royal Garden Hotel, Hong Kong. Included meals: Breakfast.

  • Arrive in Hong Kong, meet our representative and transfer to your hotel

Golden Mile, Hong Kong Full Day Itinerary: Upon arrival in Hong Kong, you'll be escorted to your luxurious hotel located in the bustling heart of Kowloon, near the scenic harbor and the "Golden Mile," Hong Kong's famous shopping district.

Day 10: Hong Kong

Included meals: Breakfast.

  • Morning tour of Hong Kong Island with peak tram ride
  • Afternoon at leisure for independent sightseeing

Tram to Victoria Peak, Hong Kong Full Day Itinerary: Your morning tour of Hong Kong Island features a ride to the top of Victoria Peak for a magnificent city and harbor view. Descend and continue to Repulse Bay and Aberdeen fishing village, a community of some 600 colorful floating homes. Conclude your tour with some time for shopping. The afternoon is yours at leisure for independent sightseeing in the city.

Tonight, we recommend an optional dinner cruise (purchased locally) aboard the Hong Kong Bauhinia, where you'll enjoy a fabulous buffet dinner, live music, and stunning nighttime views of the glistening harbor.

Day 11: Hong Kong

Included meals: Breakfast.

  • Full day at leisure, or optional excursion to the former Portuguese colony of Macau

Full Day Itinerary: Enjoy a full day at leisure to take in the sights and sounds of Hong Kong on your own or shop to your heart's content.

White House, Macau Or, take advantage of a unique optional excursion to the former Portuguese colony of Macau, situated on a corner of the Pearl River Delta. Although it was officially returned to Chinese sovereignty in 1999, Macau maintains a distinctly Mediterranean flavor. You'll see in the European-style architecture, pastel-colored buildings, open air plazas, and abundance of Portuguese wine.

Optional Excursion: Full Day Macau Tour, purchased locally. The name “Macau” is derived from the name of a Chinese Goddess, popular among seafarers and fisherman, known as A-Ma or Ling-Ma. On this full day tour, you’ll be picked up at your Hong Kong hotel and taken to the ferry station where you’ll cast off bound for Macau. Your tour includes visits to some of Macau’s most popular sights: The statue of Kum Iam, Macau Tower and A-Ma Temple, just to name a few. You’ll even get a chance to try your luck at one of Macau’s famous casinos. The tour also includes lunch and return transportation to your hotel in Hong Kong. Note: Men wearing shorts or children under 21 will not be permitted entry into casinos.

Day 12: Depart Hong Kong/Arrive SFO

Included meals: Breakfast.

  • Transfer to the airport for your return flight
  • Arrive in San Francisco (SFO) later today

 

Optional Excursions

Mt. FujiTo book optional excursions for this tour, go to www.jtb-sunrisetours.jp. These excursions are operated by Sunrise Tours JTB, our land operator for this tour. We are not responsible for these excursions or payments made towards them; please review JTB's terms & conditions. Some excursions may have limited availability and/or require a minimum number of passengers to operate. Excursions may not include transportation from your hotel, so be sure to review the drop off/pickup locations before booking.

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