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TOHOKU TRAVEL SERVICE, INC. 
1741 NUUANU AVE. 2ND FLOOR
HONOLULU, HAWAII 96817
PHONE: 536-8618/538-7854 FAX: (808) 524-1054 
TOLL FREE PH: 1-888-966-3666
HAWAII GUIDE: MR. ROSS TERANISHI

TOHOKU TRAVEL’S 2012 NATIONAL PARKS, MOUNT RUSHMORE & GRAND CANYON TOUR 
DEPART: JUNE 20, 2012 (WEDNESDAY) / RETURNS: JULY 06, 2012 (FRIDAY)

WEDNESDAY JUNE 20
DEPARTS Leave Honolulu International Airport after check-in on United Airlines Flight #396.
 Please be sure to bring your Personal ID with Photo. (Must be same name as on the Airline Ticket).
(HNL / SFO; UA #396 (09:10 PM – 05:08 AM) {SFO / DEN; UA #756 (05:50 AM/09:20 AM)}

THURSDAY JUNE 21- COMFORT INN DOWNTOWN
DAY 01 DENVER
Enjoy time at your leisure to relax or to do some independent exploring.
Your Tour Director is on hand this evening to answer any questions.
FRIDAY JUNE 22 – MT. RUSHMORE’S WHITEHOUSE
DAY 02 DENVER – CHEYENNE – BLACK HILLS OF SOUTH DAKOTA – KEYSTONE
Depart Denver and travel north to Cheyenne. See the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota and continue Custer. Then, see the CRAZY HORSE MEMORIAL a monument craved out of a mountain that pays respect  To the great Native American hero, Chief Crazy Horse. (Continental Breakfast)

SATURDAY JUNE 23 – GOLDEN HILLS INN
DAY 03 KEYSTONE – MOUNT RUSHMORE – DEADWOOD - LEAD
 Deep in the Black Hills, behold the granite faces of MOUNT RUSHMORE, a monument to four American
 Presidents –Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Roosevelt. Afterward, visit TATANKA, “The Story of the Bison,” and experience the richness of the Lakota people. On to Deadwood, a lawless frontier town during the 1876 Gold Rush, where Jack McCall murdered Wild Bill Hickok during a poker game. Overnight in the old mining town of Lead.

SUNDAY JUNE 24 – BUFFALO BILL VILLAGE
DAY 04 LEAD – CODY

 On to Buffalo, where open range cattle kings made war on sheep ranchers in the 1890s. Drive by Sheridan, site of battles between the U.S. Cavalry and Sioux, Cheyenne, and Crow Indians. Overnight in Buffalo Bill’s frontier town of Cody.

MONDAY JUNE 25 – YELLOWSTONE PARK LODGE
DAY 05 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK

 Proceed through Shoshone National Forest to YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK. Travel along Grand Loop Road to Artist Point with views of Yellowstone Canyon and the Lower Falls. See the bubbling geyser basins and the consistent “blow” of Old Faithful, Yellowstone National park.

TUESDAY JUNE 26 – PAINTED BUFFALO
DAY 06 YELLOWSTONE – GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK - JACKSON

 Head south into magnificent GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, one of America’s last preserves of wild solitude.
Its 13,770-foot-high ridges are crested with snow most of the year. Stroll along the shores of beautiful glacier-fed Jenny Lake before ending the day in all-Western Jackson. This evening, join an optional cookout and Wild West Show.

WEDNESDAY JUNE 27 – PAINTED BUFFALO
DAY 07 JACKSON

 With its wooden sidewalks and swing-door saloons, Jackson is like a film set. Time today for an optional float trip on the Snake River. (Continental Breakfast)

THURSDAY JUNE 28 – RED LION HOTEL
DAY 08 JACKSON – SALT LAKE CITY

Today, drive to Salt Lake City for an overnight stay. Set on the edge of Great Salt Lake Desert, this center of the Mormon religion is where Brigham Young declared to his followers, “This is the place.”
An included sightseeing tour shows you of the capital of Utah, including Temple Square, the adjacent Tabernacle, and the Beehive House.

FRIDAY JUNE 29 – BRYCE VIEW LODGE
DAY 09 SALT LAKE – BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK

On to BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK with its 20 miles of sandstone cliffs and ever-changing colors.
See some of earth’s most brilliant shades of rock, sculpted by nature into pillars called “hoodoos.”

SATURDAY JUNE 30 – QUALITY INN LAKE POWELL
DAY 10 BRYCE CANYON – ZION NATIONAL PARK – PAGE

Travel to ZION NATIONAL PARK with its landscape carved over millions of years by rushing streams.
Steep canyons, stone towers, and verdant vegetation form the scenery of Zion.
Head east into Page on the shores of Lake Powell.

SUNDAY JULY 01 – GRAND CANYON LODGES
DAY 11 PAGE – PAINTED DESERT – GRAND CANYON

Enjoy an optional flight over scenic Monument Valley. Then, cross the Painted Desert and through
Kaibab National Forest. Arrive for an overnight at the South Rim of GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK
with free time to explore. (Continental Breakfast)

MONDAY JULY 02 – TROPICANA
DAY 12 GRAND CANYON – LAS VEGAS

For a once –in-a lifetime thrill, take an optional flight seeing trip over the Grand Canyon.
Next up: the world-class entertainment of Las Vegas.

TUESDAY JULY 03 – MAIN STREET STATION
DAY 13 LAS VEGAS

The trip ends today with guests departing on individual schedules. Transfer to Las Vegas MAIN STREET STATION
HOTEL & CASINO. Enjoy Three Meals Per Day & “GOOD LUCK!”

FRIDAY JULY 06
Depart LA$ VEGA$ on UNITED AIRLINES FLIGHT #877 to HONOLULU via LOS ANGELES.
 (LAS/LAX – UAL#877 10:40 AM – 11:49 AM)
3:44 PM Arrive HONOLULU on UNITED AIRLINES FLIGHT #781 at 3:44 PM.
 (LAX/HNL – UAL#781 1:00 PM – 3:44 PM)
Optional Excursions: Availability is subject to sufficient participation, weather conditions, seasonal suitability, days of operation, group interests, and general feasibility for your vacation. The approximate value listed gives you a good, general idea of what you can expect to pay but may vary once you are on your vacation. Some information provided might be in a foreign currency; you can use our online currency converter for exchange rate information.

City: Cody
Shoshone River Raft Trip – On this scenic white-water float trip down the Shoshone River, your guide maneuvers you through striking red canyons. See native wildlife and hear about the Geology, Mountain Men, and Pioneers of the area as you experience the thrill of the occasional rapids. You will be on the water for approximately 45 minutes. This river is a level 2 with occasional rapids, participants must be comfortable paddling, and it is very likely you will get wet. Note: Life jackets are provided and required.
(Available Mid-May to Mid-September, subject to favorable weather & water conditions) Approximate value: USD $33.00 per person

Buffalo Bill Historical Center – Visit the world’s finest Western Museum. The Five-Museum Complex includes the Buffalo Bill
Museum, the Cody Firearms Museum, the Plains Indian Museum, the Whitney Gallery of Western Art, and the Natural History
Museum. Approximate value: USD $18.00 per person

City: Custer
Custer State Park Tour – This four hour tour goes through Custer State Park (World’s Largest herd of free-running bison), and the amazing
Granite spires of the Needles Highway. Plus you’ll visit General Custer’s first expedition site, and Sylvan Lake.
You will tour by minibus takes you to areas of the Black Hills that are inaccessible to large coaches. The tour ends at Mount Rushmore. Approximate value: USD $45.00 per person

City: Deadwood
Deadwood City Tour – As we travel down Deadwood’s Cobblestone Streets, you will hear about an era gone by. Recount local history
beginning with Custer’s Expedition followed by the Gold Rush and lots more. Hear the stories of legendary Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane, and other notable characters from local guides that are almost as entertaining as the history itself. Approximate value: USD $8.00 per person

City: Denver
Denver City Tour – Experience two sides of Denver; a historic western town and thriving modern city-all in one trip. You’ll journey back to the 19th century and experience the elegance of Historic Larimer Square. You’ll see beautiful Civic Center Park, the State Capitol Building, the United states Mint, The Denver Art Museum, bustling 16th Street Mall with its wide variety of restaurants, specialty shops, and street side entertainment. At the end of this tour, you’ll no longer be a stranger to the Mile High City.
This tour departs the hotel at 7:45 am or 1:15 pm. Approximate value: USD $40.00 per person

City: Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon Imax – This 40-minute multimedia presentation introduces you to the Ancients Wonders of the Grand Canyon. Learn about It’s Folklore, its Mysterious Primitive Tribes, and the many legends of this unique area. The film also focuses on the adventurous exploration of the Colorado River by John Wesley Powell and his expedition. Approximate value: USD $13.00 per person 

City: Jackson
Chuckwagon Cookout & Show – Experience the thrill of bygone years when covered wagons crossing over Teton Pass in Jackson were a common sight. Enjoy a delicious barbecue meal and the riotous entertainment of mountain men and cowboys.
(Available Mid-May – Mid September) Approximate value: USD $43.00 per person


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(NO DEVIATIONS, MUST TRAVEL AND RETURN WITH GROUP)
INCLUDES: MEALS: (4) CONTINENTAL BREAKFASTS & THREE (3) MEALS A DAY IN MAIN STREET STATION

(TOURS AND SHOWS AS PER ITINERARY & SUBJECT TO CHANGES)
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*Deposit of $250.00 per person, required-NON REFUNDABLE & Balance due 70 Days prior to Departure (APRIL 11, 2012).

*You may charge your Airfare on your Credit Card if you wish. TOUR INSURANCE - $160.00 – HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

*Please let us know if you have a United Airlines Mileage Plus Number.

*Please take a Photo ID Card with you on the trip. (Must be same name as on the Airline Ticket).*Airplane & Itinerary may be subject to Changes.

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TOUR GET-TOGETHER LUNCHEON:
DATE: MAY 27, 2012 (SUNDAY) TIME: 12:00 PM (NOON)
PLACE: HAWAII TOKAI INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE CAFETERIA
2241 KAPIOLANI BLVD. HONOLULU, HI.
** “MEAL COST”: NO COST TO TOUR MEMBERS
ATTIRE: INFORMAL-MUUMUUS, ALOHA SHIRTS
(LUNCHEON TAKES ABOUT 1 ½ HOURS)
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