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TOHOKU TRAVEL’S SPECIAL SOUTHEAST ASIA TOUR #SE 
JANUARY 16, 2015 (FRIDAY) - 30, 2015 (FRIDAY) M/M WAYNE TERANISHI

JAN. 16 (FRI) HONOLULU
Leave Honolulu Int’l Airport. Lunch and a snack will be served enroute. Complimentary drinks and free movie.  
        
JAN. 17 (SAT) SAIGON (HO CHI MINH CITY)                NIKKO SAIGON HOTEL
Arrive at Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), and after clearing Immigration & Customs formalities transfer with your guide to Nikko Saigon  Hotel.  After check-in at hotel, Free Time to rest and relax from the flight.

JAN. 18 (SUN) SAIGON                NIKKO SAIGON HOTEL 
AMERICAN BREAKFAST AT HOTEL. FULL DAY SAIGON SIGHT SEEING TOUR: Enjoy a morning excursion to CU CHI TUNNELS, the Vietcong built, 200km long secret network of tunnels connecting command posts, hospitals, shelters and weapon factories. After lunch at a local restaurant, return to Ho Chi Minh City. Visit Notre Dame Cathedral, Reunification palace, Hotel de Ville (City Hall), Central Post Office and Ben Thanh Market. Dinner this evening is served at the Mandarine Restaurant.

 JAN. 19 (MON) SAIGON                 RENAISSANCE RIVERSIDE HOTEL
AMERICAN BREAKFAST AT HOTEL. FULL DAY MEKONG DELTA TOUR: Today enjoy an excursion to My Tho in the Mekong Delta. Enjoy boat rides in and around the Delta visiting various islands famous for their handicrafts and agricultural products. LUNCH is served at a local restaurant. Return to HCM City in the afternoon. Enjoy an International BUFFET DINNER AT YOUR HOTEL RESTAURANT.

JAN. 20 (TUE) HCM CITY/HANOI                PULLMAN HANOI HOTEL
AMERICAN BREAKFAST AT HOTEL. Transfer to the airport for the flight to HANOI. Transfer to Pullman Hanoi Hotel upon arrival with a brief city tour of Hanoi as time permits. This evening, enjoy a Water Puppet Show followed by an international buffet dinner at your hotel. 

JAN. 21 (WED) HANOI                PULLMAN HANOI HOTEL
AMERICAN BREAKFAST AT HOTEL. Enjoy full day sightseeing of Hanoi City that includes Ho Chi Minh Complex visiting the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, his Stilt house and the Presidential Palace (outside viewing), Tour Hanoi’s Old Quarters, Temple of Literature, “Hanoi Hilton” Prison and Opera House. Lunch is served at a local restaurant; dinner at the exclusive Press Club.

JAN. 22 (THU) HANOI/HALONG BAY                BHAYA CLASSIC
AMERICAN BREAKFAST AT HOTEL. This morning enjoy a 3.5-hour scenic drive to Halong Bay. Board the Bhaya Classic cruise for a fantastic cruise around the bay. Savor a delicious Vietnamese buffet lunch while cruising towards south east of Halong Bay passing beautiful spots like Chicken Rock and Titov Island. Proceed to Vung Vieng Floating Village exploring the village by row boat. Continue to Vung Ha Beach for swimming. Happy Hour and Vietnamese cooking demonstration on the Sundeck. Sumptuous Seafood Set dinner onboard. Overnight onboard Bhaya Classic. 

JAN. 23 (FRI) HALONG BAY/LUANG PRABANG                LUANG PRABANG VIEW HOTEL
AMERICAN BREAKFAST AT HOTEL. Start your day with Tai Chi on the Sundeck. Enjoy a visit of Surprise Cave (Sung Sot), one of the biggest caves in Halong Bay with beautiful stalactites and stalagmite. Upon disembarkation, transfer to Hanoi Airport for your afternoon flight to Luang Prabang. Check-in at Luang Prabang View Hotel. Dinner is served at a local restaurant. 

JAN. 24 (SAT) LUANG PRABANG                LUANG PRABANG VIEW HOTEL
AMERICAN BREAKFAST AT HOTEL. This morning, embarking on boat trip along the Mekong River to Pak Ou Buddha Caves. Located in the steep rock cliff at the confluence of the Mekong River and Ou River. The caves are filled with Buddha images of varying styles, ages and sizes. Return to Luang Prabang town in the afternoon visiting a local whisky-making village en-route. Visits Wat Visoun, Wat Aham, Wat Xieng Thong and a stroll through Luang Prabang’s quaint Wat Street. Lunch at local restaurant and dinner at Coconut Garden Restaurant.

JAN. 25 (SUN) LUANG PRABANG/SIEM REAP                MIRACLE ANGKOR HOTEL
AMERICAN BREAKFAST AT HOTEL. Enjoy an early morning to observe Alms giving followed by visit to the bustling market morning market. Tour the National Museum (Royal Palace) and Wat Mai before boarding your flight for Siem Reap. Upon arrival, be met and transferred to Miracle Angkor Hotel for your next 2 nights’ accommodations. Dinner is served at Nest Angkor Bar.

JAN. 26 (MON) SIEM REAP                MIRACLE ANGKOR HOTEL
AMERICAN BREAKFAST AT HOTEL. This morning, enjoy a tour of the magnificent Angkor Wat, the most impressive of Angkorian Temples and the symbol of Cambodia. Afterwards, visit the fortified city of ANGKOR THOM on an Elephant’s back. Covering an area of 10 square km and enclosed by a wall and wide moats, the city includes many of Angkor’s most popular sights. Last but not least, Ta Prohm – one of the most popular attractions of Angkor as much of the jungle has not been cleared and it looks very much as most of the Angkor monuments would have appeared when European explorers first stumbled across them. Lunch is served at a local restaurant and dinner at the hotel. 

JAN. 27 (TUE) SIEM REAP/BANGKOK                CENTARA GRAND HOTEL                 
AMERICAN BREAKFAST AT HOTEL. Enjoy a morning visit of Banteay Srei & Banteay Samre Temples followed by a culturally inspiring boat trip to Tonle Sap Lake at Kempong. Tonle Sap, or Great Lake swells up to seven times its original size during the monsoon season with an ecosystem that is one of the richest and most diverse in the region. This boat trip explores the primitive floating fishing villages that dwell atop the Great Lake, passing submerged forests and fishing farms. Lunch at a local restaurant. Return to Siem Reap and board evening flight for Bangkok. Transfer to Centara Grand at Central World for your next 3 nights’ accommodations.

JAN. 28 (WED) BANGKOK                CENTARA GRAND
AMERICAN BREAKFAST AT HOTEL. Enjoy a morning tour of Bangkok City visiting impressive Royal Grand Palace with its Emerald Buddha followed by visits to Wat Trimit (Golden Buddha) and Wat Pho (Reclining Buddha). Lunch is served at Supatra River House Restaurant (or similar). Enjoy the balance of the afternoon at leisure to shop and explore Bangkok on your own. An International Buffet Dinner is served at the hotel.

JAN. 29 (THU) BANGKOK                CENTARA GRAND
AMERICAN BREAKFAST AT HOTEL. After an early breakfast, enjoy a morning tour of the renowned Floating Market where for over a hundred years, villagers transport their agricultural products by canals to the center of trading at Damnoen Sauak. This incredible network is a labyrinth of almost two hundred branched canals lined with ancient Thai wooden houses and colorfully decorated by small wooden boats that contain fresh fruits and vegetables. Afterwards, visit the interesting Tram Market where local vendors line the train tracks, quickly dispersing as the train approaches the bustling market. Return to Bangkok and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Afternoon free at leisure. This evening, enjoy a Farewell Dinner on board Shangri-la’s Horizon Cruise.

JAN. 30 (FRI) BANGKOK/HONOLULU
AMERICAN BREAKFAST AT HOTEL. Transfer to the airport for your departure flight home.
                                     
GENERAL CONDITIONS
RESERVATIONS, DEPOSITS AND FINAL PAYMENT
Reservations will not be considered definite until a $100/passenger deposit is received. Final payments are due 60 days prior to departure. Late booking charges may be assessed.
CANCELLATION, REFUNDS AND MODIFICATIONS
Cancellations of more than 60 days prior to departure are subject to a $100.00 booking administrative fee. Cancellation 60-30 days of departure are subject to a $300.00 per person penalty fee. Cancellation 15-29 days prior to departure is subject to $500.00 per person penalty fee. Cancellations for 8-14 days prior to departure are subject to $750.00 per person penalty assessed at the time of cancellation. Any cancellation received 1-7 day of departure or en route will be subject to full forfeiture of all monies paid on any program. There is no refund for unused land services. Any voluntary alterations of confirmed itineraries before departure will require a handling charge of $50.00 for each change.

DOCUMENTATION
It is the responsibility of passengers to see that proper documentation is obtained in advance of the trip. A passport valid for a minimum of 6 months is required of all nationals. In addition, visa for Vietnam is required of American Citizens. Other nationals should check on visa requirements.

HEALTH REQUIREMENTS
Currently none of the countries included in the itineraries require a certificate of vaccination. However, this is subject to change at any time. Please check with booking agent to ascertain which, if any, countries in the tour require proof of any inoculation. It is the passenger’s responsibility to take all precautions with regard to health regulations.

TRANSPORTATION
Air transportation is based on round-trip economy class travel on airlines specified in each program. Transportation in Vietnam is arranged locally. Air fares are not refundable once air transportation has begun.

BAGGAGE
Baggage is at “owner’s own risk” throughout the tour. Baggage allowance on trans-Pacific flights is two (2) pieces of checked in baggage. For flights within the Orient and China, baggage may not exceed 44lbs or 20 kilograms. Excess baggage charges are strictly enforced and it is the responsibility of the passenger to pay these charges at the airport.

HOTELS
All hotel accomodations will be provided in hotels mentioned or of similar category. VISITS PLUS, INC./TOHOKU TRAVEL SERVICE, INC. reserves the right to substitute hotels of similar category whenever necessary. All rooms are randomly assigned by each hotel on a run-of-the-house basis.

SIGHTSEEING, TRANSFERS PORTERAGE AND TIPS
All sightseeing and transfers (except in Japan) will be conducted in air-conditioned private motorcoaches when there are 15 or more passengers. For less than 15 passengers scheduled (seat-in-coach) sightseeing and transfer services may be used. Transfers include the handling of one piece of standard size lug- gage per person. Only those passengers traveling on designated group flights will be provided with airport transfers. Tips to guides and drivers are not included unless specified in tour package. Tour price is quoted as a complete price, as such an itemization of component cost will not be given.

GENERAL CONDITIONS
LAND AND AIR COST
All land and air costs shown in this brochure are in U.S. dollars and based on tariffs, rates of exchange, costs and schedules in effect Aug. 1, 2011 and are subject to change without notice. Any fluctuation of currencies could result in a higher land cost. In any case, no surcharge will be imposed after final tour payment is received. The land & air price includes hotel accomodations based on two people sharing a room, round-trip economy class airfare, transfers and sightseeing as specified in each itinerary. Meals as indicated in itinerary.
NOT INCLUDED
Tour prices do not include meals unless specifically indicated in the itinerary, service charge for obtaining visas, and items of a strictly personal nature.