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2014 A Tapestry of Cultures Your Travel Guide to the World

Select Tours for Independent Travelers Africa Asia Europe India Middle East South America Luxury Tours by Private Jet African Adventure Around The World Intriguing India: North and South Europe Rediscovered CUSTOM MADE TOURS Destination of Your Choice

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Dear Friends, During my 30 plus years in travel, some of my favorite moments involved interaction with people and seemingly making a difference in their lives. A visit with a Masai Tribe, singing with residents of a remote Amazon village, and an encounter with children practicing their English at the Topkapi Palace, brought smiles and total delight to the faces of those we met - these magical moments in travel leave an indelible impression and hope for the future. In 2014, we celebrate a Tapestry of Cultures in the interaction of civilizations through the ages and in the world of today. Travel is the key to cultural understanding of contrasting traditions and discovery of the common thread which binds us together. Throughout this brochure you will find journeys with opportunities to become immersed in local culture that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime. Explore extraordinary places and be inspired and enriched on a travel experience like no other – in Lakani Style! Please join us. Best traveling wishes, Heidi Lakani

The Lakani Promise The Lakani World Tours logo is intentional in its design. The four directional points represents our experience in travel to the far corners of the world, as well as the four fundamental principles which guide each program we create.

QUALITY & VALUE Every detail matters Every Lakani World Tours program includes the best sightseeing and services that the area has to offer. While we recognize that quality does not come cheaply, we provide value through our experience and strong relationships with proven suppliers.


DISCOVER THE WORLD OF LAKANI Select Tours For Independent Travelers Ready-made tours designed for couples, families or small groups of friends to travel when, where or with whom you wish. Africa/Middle East

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Asia/India

South/Central America Europe

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Custom Made Tours

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Private Jet Tours

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Explore in your own style on your own schedule under the guidance of expert local guides.

An ensemble of captivating experiences: Around the World, African Adventure and India–North and South

INTEGRITY Worthy of your trust

SERVICE Your wish is our command

The Lakani team provides honest answers, objective advice and strong commitments. We also offer the usual industry assurances and safeguards: we are a registered California Seller of Travel. Naturally, references are available.

We believe that attitude is everything. Service begins the first time you call us and continues throughout your entire journey. The Lakani Travel Specialists and its team of expert Tour Managers consistently endeavor to anticipate the desires and expectations of every Lakani traveler.

EXPERIENCE & INNOVATION Uniquely crafted vacations with cultural enrichment The Lakani team of seasoned industry veterans draws from their experience and their never ending quest to uncover new and unusual sights, activities and lodging to share with travelers.

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A WORLD OF CHOICES

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Celebrate Your Journey the Lakani Way Individuality and Freedom

Sumptuous and Comfortable

The luxury of traveling on an independent tour has endless advantages. Your time is precious and your vacation should be exactly as you wish it to be – taking advantage of the Lakani team’s years of experience in crafting exquisite and meaningful journeys. Each well thought out Select Tour for Independent Traveler has been thoroughly researched and planned for you. All you need to do is choose your dates of travel and add a few personal touches to make it truly your own. Imagine these benefits:

Lakani World Tours is very discerning when it comes to choosing your accommodations. You can be confident that Lakani’s Hotels of Choice are continually monitored and selected for their character, five-star service, luxurious facilities, fabulous restaurants and premium location. With Lakani, you are always assured that you will stay in the top hotels at each captivating destination. And it does not stop there because you are also guaranteed to enjoy the best category of deluxe rooms available. If your hotel has a room with a view, it has been reserved for you. Naturally, you also have the option to upgrade to a suite where available. Ultimately, we aim to not only meet – but exceed your expectations!

• Spacious vehicles with your own window seat and room to spread out • Access to luxurious boutique hotels and lodges, some with only a dozen rooms or suites that only cater to individuals and small parties • Close interaction with the local experts and hosts • Optimal sightseeing opportunities – with special access not available to large groups

Gastronomy Your Way One of the most enjoyable aspects of traveling is the chance to experience the local cuisine. While some enjoy gourmet, others prefer more simple fare – or maybe you want to explore both! Breakfast is always included to start each day of your vacation. In some locations and lodges meals may be included, but most of the time you have the freedom and flexibility to experience dining in your very own way. Step out of your hotel and taste the epicurean delights at a popular bistro, or dine in one of the city’s gourmet restaurants – it’s your choice. Of course, if you prefer a relaxing meal in the comfort of your luxurious hotel room you will be glad to know that all of the Lakani Hotels of Choice offer room service.

Your invitation to exclusive benefits Lakani travelers are invited to join the Lakani Travel Club in appreciation for your loyalty. We also firmly believe in sustainable tourism and are committed to giving back to the communities and organizations that help make the world a better place. Lakani World Tours contributes 100% of all Lakani Travel Club dues to nonprofit organizations.

Celebrating Memorable Moments Enjoy a romantic dinner for two in the bush in Africa; witness “the smoke that thunders,” Victoria Falls, from the air on a helicopter excursion; catch the sunrise at Machu Picchu; land on a glacier in New Zealand ; soar over the vineyards of Alsace in a beautiful balloon; climb to the top of the Eiffel Tower and then return later for a never to be forgotten dining experience at the Jules Verne. Your vacation should be filled with the most enjoyable and unforgettable moments. When you travel with Lakani, let us know what is on your bucket list and we’ll do all we can to make sure that it happens on your luxury journey. You also have the added benefit of enjoying these attractions in the company of expert English speaking guides chosen expressly for you.

Rewarding Experience of Giving Back Lakani feels very strongly in giving back to the people who open their homes and hearts to show us their special part of the world. For every finalized booking, Lakani World Tours makes a donation to a local non-profit charitable organization. In addition, you have an opportunity to offer an act of charity or volunteer in some way to help a community while on tour. This may be as simple as providing breakfast for school children to a more substantial commitment of assisting with home-building or repairs. The options are many and depend on the destination and your own particular interests.

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Hotels of Choice Here is a small sampling of the Hotels of Choice selected by Lakani. Relax in luxurious comfort in gorgeous surroundings with convenient access to some of the world’s most intriguing sights.

Dhara Dhevi Hotel, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Grand Hotel Europe, St. Petersburg, Russia

Plaza Grande Hotel, Quito, Ecuador

Alvear Palace, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Cape Grace, Cape Town, South Africa

Strand Hotel, Yangon, Myanmar

Nadesar Palace, Varanasi, India

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Fairmont Mt. Kenya Safari Club, Mt. Kenya, Kenya

Raffles Grand D’Angkor Hotel, Siem Reap, Cambodia


Your Choice of freedom and flexibility in travel to

Africa & the Middle East Select Tours for Independent Travelers

These itineraries are designed for you to travel at your own pace on the dates you choose – individually, with family, or with friends. Become immersed in local culture and learn about its historical significance from experts.

Kenya

Tanzania

South Africa

Namibia

Jordan

Israel

Egypt


Kenya

nairobi

samburu

Mt. kenya national park

Masai Mara

10 Days - Independent Journey DAYS 1 – 2

DAYS 3 – 4

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Nairobi, Kenya Serena Hotel/Norfolk Hotel Arrive in Nairobi and be transferred to your luxury hotel. In Nairobi, visit the Karen Blixen Museum from the “Out of Africa” motion picture, have a private visit to the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, and feed the Rothchild giraffes at Giraffe Centre.

2014 Prices Starts: Nairobi Ends: Nairobi Prices From: STANDARD ACCOMMODATIONS: Low Season $7,695 (NOV. – jun.) High Season: $8,495 (Jul. – Oct.) LUXURY ACCOMMODATIONS: Low Season $9,995 (NOV. – jun.) High Season: $10,695 (Jul. – Oct.) Intra-tour Air: $1,100

Inclusions & Highlights: • Accommodations as shown • All park fees are included • Meals as indicated in the itinerary • Private visit to the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage to experience elephants up close • Visit a Masai village and learn of its people and culture • Enjoy a hot air balloon ride with a champagne breakfast

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Amboseli National Park Serena Safari Lodge/Tawi Lodge Journey to Amboseli, where no doubt the elephants are kings of the park and can be seen in big numbers and are considered to be amongst the biggest in the country. A large resident population of wildebeest along with zebras, gazelles, buffalos, and many other wildlife can be seen here as well. Amboseli is also home to over 400 species of birds some of which are flamingo, kingfisher, secretary bird, cattle egret, and the Egyptian goose. We will also have an opportunity to visit the Cynthia Moss Elephant Research Base and learn about the lives and welfare of the elephant families living here.

DAYS 5 – 6

DAYS 7 – 9

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Ol Pejeta Conservancy Serena Sweetwater/Mt. Kenya Safari Club Continue north and see coffee, pineapple and tea plantations and observe the lifestyle and culture of the local people. Visit and be welcomed by the directors of the Angels of Hope Children’s Orphanage. Be entertained by and learn the culture of the Kikuyu. See the slopes of Mt. Kenya and the Ol Pejeta Private Conservancy. Begin your game viewing drives and visit the Chimps & Rhino Sanctuary.

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Masai Mara Game Reserve Mara Serena Lodge/Ngerende Island Lodge Fly over the Great Rift Valley to the Masai Mara, Kenya’s most concentrated wildlife reserve. Experience game drives for the ultimate safari experience. Learn about local traditions while visiting a Masai village. Be inspired by the majestic views as you soar over the Great Rift Valley in a hot air balloon, ending with a champagne breakfast.

DAY 10

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Nairobi Ole Sereni Upon arrival Nairobi, you will be transferred to the hotel to relax and freshen up prior to boarding your flight to your next destination. The Independent Journey includes deluxe accommodations, meals as indicated, expert local guides, entrance fees, all transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car. Package price is per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplement applies. Intra-tour air is subject to change. International air fare is additional. See page 49 for terms and conditions.

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arusha

tarangire

lake manyara

Serengeti

Ngorongoro

Tanzania

10 Days - Independent Journey DAYS 1 – 2

Arusha, TANZANIA Arusha Coffee Lodge Arrive in Arusha where you will be transferred to your luxury hotel where the remainder of the day will be at leisure.

DAY 3

DAY 4

Me al s: BLD

Tarangire National Park Sopa Lodge/Tarangire Treetops Drive to Tarangire National Park which is famous for its huge number of elephants, baobab trees and tree climbing lions. Visitors to the park can expect to see any number of resident zebra and wildebeest in addition to the less common animals. Other common animals include waterbuck, giraffe and olive baboons.

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Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara Serena Lodge/ Lake Manyara Tree Lodge

Depart for Lake Manyara. Game drives provide a stunning view of water birds, blue monkeys and vast herds of buffalo and elephant. Lake Manyara created by an immense geological fault, is a marvel to behold.

DAYS 5 – 7

Me a ls : B L D

Serengeti National Park Serengeti Serena Lodge/Migration Camp Depart for the Serengeti which is another one of the great game reserves and the jewel of Tanzania. Enroute visit a Maasai Village (Manyatta) for some unique cultural experience. The name Serengeti is derived from the Maasai word for “endless plains” and this is where millions of animals move in the ancient rhythms of the seasons. Enjoy an unforgettable hot air balloon ride, floating high above the Serengeti and landing to a luxurious champagne breakfast. Your game drives provide views of zebra, giraffe, Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelle, eland and klipspringer.

DAYS 8 – 10

Meals : B LD

Ngorongoro Crater / Arusha Ngorongoro Serena/The Manor House This morning drive to Ngorongoro where we will visit Olduvai Gorge enroute, an ancient homind archaeological site, located in the Great Rift Valley. The excavations by Louis and Mary Leakey in the mid-1950’s were important because they established the African origin of humankind. Ngorongoro Crater, one of Africa’s most fascinating wildlife spectacles, is 12 miles in diameter caldera and harbors many species of animals including the elusive black rhino. Enjoy lunch in the crater floor during the game viewing drive. Return to Arusha to board your flight back home or your next destination. The Independent Journey includes deluxe accommodations, meals as indicated, expert local guides, entrance fees, all transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car. Package price is per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplement applies. Intra-tour air is subject to change. International air fare is additional. See page 49 for terms and conditions.

2014 Prices Starts: Arusha Ends: Arusha Standard Prices From: $6,395 Low Season (MAY) $7,295 Shoulder Season (MAR, NOV - DEC) $8,295 High Season (JAN-- FEB, JUN - OCT) Deluxe Prices From: $8,995 Low Season (MAY) $9,995 Shoulder Season (MAR, NOV - DEC) $10,995 High Season (JAN-- FEB, JUN - OCT)

Inclusions & Highlights: • Accommodations as shown • All park fees are included • Meals as indicated in the itinerary • Enjoy a hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti with a champagne breakfast • Visit a Maasai village for some unique cultural experience • Visit Olduvai Gorge, one of the most important archeological sites in the world

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South Africa

JOHANNESBURG • THORNYBUSH GAME RESERVE

CAPE TOWN

9 Days - Independent Journey DAY 1

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Johannesburg, South Africa D’Oreale Grande Arrive in Johannesburg for an overnight stay before leaving for your safari in pursuit of the Big Five.

DAYS 2 – 4

DAYS 5 – 9

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Thornybush Game Reserve Shumbalala Game Lodge This morning take a short internal flight that lands at the Thornybush Game Reserve to experience an authentic African safari. Enjoy the many activities available in one of South Africa’s great tracts of untamed game-viewing.

2014 Prices Starts: Johannesburg Ends: Cape Town Prices From: $4,495 Low Season $4,995 High Season (OCT) Intra-tour Air: $895

Inclusions & Highlights: • Accommodations as shown • Meals as indicated in the itinerary

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Cape Town Cape Grace Fly to Cape Town. Take a city tour to see Government Avenue, the National Gallery, the South Africa Museum, Houses of Parliament, and the City Hall. Ride a cable car up to Table Mountain and witness the majestic views of Table Bay, Robben Island, the Atlantic Seaboard, and most of the Cape Peninsula. Head through the suburbs of Sea Point, Clifton, and Camps Bay before continuing to the fishing harbor of Hout Bay. Wander Chapman’s Peak and the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Ride the funicular to the lighthouse to see the convergence of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. Visit Boulders Beach to see the African penguins, the naval base at Simonstown, and the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. Enjoy the Cape Winelands region’s famous wine estates and partake in tasting the local vintages. Visit the villages of Paarl, Franschhoek, and Stellenbosch.

• Experience an African safari in Thornybush Game Reserve

Add to the experience of your journey with an extension to Victoria Falls. Call for details.

• Take in the views from a cable car on Table Mountain

DAYS 1 – 3

• See the African penguins on the Cape Peninsula • Taste the wines of Cape Winelands

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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe Victoria Falls Hotel Transfer via Johannesburg to Victoria Falls. Be amazed and inspired by the panoramic views of one of the seven natural wonders of the world. One of the world’s greatest waterfalls, Victoria Falls is powered by Africa’s fourth largest river, the Zambezi, as it cuts its way through the sheer granite cliffs. Enjoy the falls on a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River. The Independent Journey includes deluxe accommodations, meals as indicated, expert local guides, entrance fees, all transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car. Package price is per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplement applies. Intra-tour air is subject to change. International air fare is additional. See page 49 for terms and conditions.

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WINDHOEK

SOSSUSVLEI • SWAKOPMUND • Okonjima

Namibia

8 Days - Independent Journey DAY 1

Me al s: D

Windhoek, NAMIBIA Hilton Hotel Namibia’s past is as diverse as its landscapes. Its name derives from the Namib Desert, the world’s most ancient desert which stretches 2000 km from the Orange River in the South to the Kunene in the North. This is a land of many faces including the shifting dunes, the flat plains and the sandy riverbeds of the desert region. While Namibia is the most sparsely populated country in the world, it boasts a rich blend of 13 different ethnic groups. Upon arrival in Windhoek, explore the old and new city renowned for its blend of German colonial and modern architecture. Visit Tintenpalast, the Palace of Ink and Christuskirche, the white walled former fort, Alte Feste, now a Namibian history museum.

DAYS 2 – 3

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Sossusvlei Kulala Desert Lodge Fly to Sossusvlei, a remarkable site in the Namib Naukluft Park and desert. A morning safari takes you to some of the highest sand dunes in the world, some towering over 1,000 feet above the Sossusvlei plains. Capture the moment as you photograph a lone oryx silhouetted against the shifting dunes.

DAYS 4 – 5

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Swakopmund Swakopmund & Entertainment Hotel Explore the “Jewel of Namibia” tucked between ocean and desert. Wander the ancient canyons of Moon Valley and learn about the medicinal and nutritional use of desertadapted flora. Take a catamaran on Walvis Bay and look for sea lions and dolphins.

DAYS 6 – 8

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Okonjima Nature Reserve Okonjima Bush Camp Okonjima lies nestled within the unspoiled beauty of the Onboroko Mountains. It is a non-profit organization committed to conservation of Namibia’s large carnivores. Feel free to stroll around the garden, where you may encounter a variety of animals, which have been rescued by the Afri-Cat Foundation. Get in touch with nature on one of the numerous walking Bushman trails, where you will learn how they adapt and survive in a wilderness environment – a truly African experience. You will also have opportunities to look for the elusive leopard as well as cheetahs, amongst other wild animals.

2014 Prices Starts: Windhoek Ends: Windhoek Prices From: $4,595 Intra-tour Air: $2,850

Inclusions & Highlights: • Accommodations as shown • Meals as indicated in the itinerary • Discover some of the world’s highest dunes at Sossusvlei in the heart of the Namib Desert • Enjoy a marine dolphin and seal cruise on Walvis Bay • Partake on a Bushman trail learning their way of life • Search out lions, elephants, giraffes, and zebras

The Independent Journey includes deluxe accommodations, meals as indicated, expert local guides, entrance fees, all transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car. Package price is per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplement applies. Intra-tour air is subject to change. International air fare is additional. See page 49 for terms and conditions.

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Jordan

AMMAN

PETRA

Wadi Rum

DEAD SEA

7 Days - Independent Journey DAYS 1 – 2

DAYS 3 – 4

M e a ls : B

Amman, Jordan Four Seasons Hotel Tour Amman and visit the Citadel, National Museum, the Roman Amphitheater, and Folklore Museum. An unbroken chain of human occupation dating back more than 6,500 years, Jerash is now considered one of the best preserved Roman provincial towns in the world. With paved and colonnaded streets, soaring hilltop temples, handsome theatre, spacious public squares and plazas, baths, fountains, and city walls pierced by towers and gates, Jerash is a truly magnificent site.

2014 Prices Starts: Amman Ends: Amman Prices From: $3,395 Low Season (JAN – MAR, MAY – SEP) $3,795 High Season (APR, OCT & NOV)

Inclusions & Highlights: • Accommodations as shown • Meals as indicated in the itinerary • Tour Jerash, one of the world’s best preserved ancient Roman cities • See the Madaba Mosaic in the Greek Orthodox St. George Church • Take a horse ride at Petra to see the Treasury • Experience Wadi Rum by a Bedouin jeep ride • Relax in the therapeutic waters of the Dead Sea

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Petra Movenpick Petra En route to Petra, visit the city of Madaba. Once there, see the Madaba Mosaic Map, an ancient map of Jerusalem and the Holy Land, covering the floor of the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George. Mentioned in both the Old and New Testaments of the Bible, proceed to the ancient rectangular walled city of Umm ar-Rasas. It was fortified by the Romans, and local Christians were still embellishing it with Byzantine-style mosaics well over 100 years after the start of the Muslim Umayyad rule. Just outside the city walls is the recently unearthed Church of Saint Stephen with its perfectly preserved floor mosaic. Umm ar-Rasas is a UNESCO world heritage site. Visit Shoubak Castle dating from the early 1100s, the same turbulent Crusaders period as Kerak. Visit Petra, the Red Rose City. Take a short horse ride to see the giant red mountains and vast mausoleums of one of the greatest wonders ever wrought by Nature and Man. Entrance to the city is through the East Siq, a narrow gorge with the first glimpse of AlKhazneh (Treasury). The Treasury is just the first of the many wonders that make up Petra. There are obelisks, temples, sacrificial altars, and colonnaded streets. Overlooking the valley, is the impressive Ad-Deir Monastery.

DAYS 5 – 7

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Wadi Rum / Dead Sea Kempinski Dead Sea En route to the Dead Sea, visit Wadi Rum for a Bedouin jeep ride. Virtually untouched by humanity and its destructive forces, Wadi Rum is a stupendous, timeless place, where a maze of monolithic rock formations rise up from the desert floor. Enjoy a free day to indulge yourself in the Dead Sea and its therapeutic minerals. At 1,345 feet below sea level, the coast of the Dead Sea is the lowest place on Earth.

For those who wish to connect with our 11 Day Egypt Tour. See page 12. The Independent Journey includes deluxe accommodations, meals as indicated, expert local guides, entrance fees, all transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car. Package price is per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplement applies. Intra-tour air is subject to change. International air fare is additional. See page 49 for terms and conditions.

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JERUSALEM

BETHLEHEM

HAIFA

TEL AVIV

Israel

6 Days - Independent Journey D AY S 1 – 3

Me als : B L

Jerusalem, Israel King David Hotel Although small in territory, Israel’s landscape and climate are varied, and its dense population does not interfere with a wealth of plants and wildlife, as well as many natural attractions. Arrive in Tel Aviv and transfer to Jerusalem. Walk along the Avenue of the Righteous, see the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial, the Museum, and the Children’s Pavilion. Drive via the Knesset to see the new Supreme Court Building, and the Shrine of the Book to view the Dead Sea Scrolls and the scale model of Jerusalem during the time of King Herod. Take a short excursion to the Mount of Olives and see the Golden Gate. Visit the Old City of Jerusalem and the Western Wall. At the Temple Mount, see the 7th century Dome of the Rock and el Aqsa Mosque. Walk through the restored Jewish Quarter to the Cardo. Tour the Herodian Mansions, a complete residential quarter preserved from 2,000 years ago. Drive to Mt. Zion to visit King David’s Tomb and walk through the Armenian Quarter to visit the Citadel at Jaffa Gate.

D AY S 4 – 6

Me als : B L

Haifa/Bethlehem/Masada/Tel Aviv Dan Tel Aviv En route to Tel Aviv, visit Bethlehem, the Church of the Nativity, Manger Square, Shepherd’s Field, and pass Rachel’s Tomb. Drive to Masada, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. An exciting ascent by cable car will take you to this last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots in their war against the Romans of 73 A.D. Visit the many ruined palaces of Herod, the excavations, and the fortifications. Drive to Qumran to see the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls, the earliest surviving Biblical manuscripts were found. Drive through the main streets of vibrant Tel Aviv to Old Jaffa, one of the world’s oldest ports. Walk along the winding cobblestoned streets with its charming artist’s colony, art galleries, and high quality craft shops. Visit the colorful Jaffa Flea Market. Drive along the Mediterranean coast to the port city of Haifa to see the famous Technion Institute. Ascend Mount Carmel for a panoramic view of this beautiful city and the bay. From here you will also view the Baha’I Shrine and its beautiful Persian Gardens.

2014 Prices Starts: Jerusalem Ends: Tel Aviv Prices From: $4,595

Inclusions & Highlights: • Accommodations as shown • Meals as indicated in the itinerary • See the Dead Sea Scroll • Marvel at the view from the Mt. of Olives • Visit the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem • Tour Jaffa, the world’s oldest port • Ascend Mount Carmel for a panoramic view of the city and bay

For those who wish to connect with our 11 Day Egypt Tour. See page 12. The Independent Journey includes deluxe accommodations, meals as indicated, expert local guides, entrance fees, all transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car. Package price is per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplement applies. Intra-tour air is subject to change. International air fare is additional. See page 49 for terms and conditions.

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EGYPT

CAIRO • LUXOR • NILE CRUISE

ESNA

EDFU

KOM OMBO

ASWAN

ABU SIMBEL

11 Days - Independent Journey DAYS 1 – 3

DAYS 4 – 7

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Cairo, Egypt Four Seasons Nile Plaza Arrive in Cairo and be transferred to your luxury hotel. Meet your fellow travelers and tour manager at a welcome dinner party. Spend your days marveling at the Sphinx and the Great Pyramids of Giza. Explore the Egyptian Museum to view the treasures of the remarkable Tutankhamen collection and the Mummies Room.

M e a ls : B LD

Starts: Amman Ends: Amman

Nile cruise Luxor to Aswan Sonesta St. George Cruise Fly to Luxor in the morning and board the luxurious Sonesta St. George cruise where you will reside in your Presidential Suite for the next five days as you cruise down the Nile River. Discover ancient Thebes in Luxor and walk the burial grounds of the Valley of the Kings and Queens. While sailing to Aswan, visit Horus Temple in Edfu, and Temples of Sobek and Horus in Kom Ombo. Once in Aswan, visit the High Dam and the Philae Temple. Enjoy a ride on a traditional felucca and sail to Kitchner’s Island Botanical Gardens.

Prices From:

DAY 8

2014 Prices

$4,795 Low Season (SEP.) $5,295 Mid Season $6,795 High Season (DEC.) Intra-tour Air: $610

Inclusions & Highlights: • Accommodations as shown • Meals as indicated in the itinerary • Luxuriate in your Presidential Suite aboard the Sonesta St. George during your five day Nile River cruise • Enjoy premiere seating at the world renowned Sound & Light show at the pyramids • Benefit from the expertise of an Egyptologist throughout • Excursion by air to Abu Simbel

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Aswan / Abu Simbel Sofitel Old Cataract Hotel After disembarking in Aswan, fly to Abu Simbel, and take a closer look at the 3,300 year old temple of Ramses II, dedicated to the sun god Ra, and considered to be one of the most phenomenal engineering feats in all of ancient Egypt. Return to Aswan for an overnight hotel stay on the banks of the Nile.

DAYS 9 – 1 1 • M e a ls : B

Cairo Fairmont Nile City Hotel Return to Cairo where your accommodations will be at the Fairmont Nile City, featuring modern luxury and sweeping views of ancient wonders. Explore the Khan El Kahlili Bazaar and wander through its narrow alleyways. Enjoy the Sound and Light show at the Pyramids from the premiere seating area. Gather together for a festive farewell dinner party. Much like the lives of the ancient pharaohs, your memories of this journey will be eternal.

Add to the experience of your journey with an extension to Jordan or Israel. See page 10 and 11.

The Independent Journey includes deluxe accommodations, meals as indicated, expert local guides, entrance fees, all transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car. Package price is per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplement applies. Intra-tour air is subject to change. International air fare is additional. See page 49 for terms and conditions.

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Asia & India (including the South Pacific) Select Tours for Independent Travelers

These itineraries are designed for you to travel at your own pace on the dates you choose – individually, with family, or with friends. Become immersed in local culture and learn about its historical significance from experts.

Australia • Tasmania • China • Japan • Vietnam • Cambodia • Laos • Myanmar Thailand • Indonesia • Philippines • Northern India • South India • Ladakh


Australia

MELBOURNE

KANGAROO ISLAND

ADELAIDE

SYDNEY

10 Days - Independent Journey DAYS 1 – 3

M e a ls : 3 B 1 L

Melbourne, AUSTRALIA Langham Hotel From the thriving arts and culture of sophisticated Melbourne to the pristine wilderness of Kangaroo Island, you’ll be captivated by the diversity of this land called “Down Under”. Arrive in Melbourne and be transferred to your luxury hotel. Tour Melbourne with a drive down the Golden Mile and see how the discovery of gold in the 1850’s helped to shape the city. Visit some of Melbourne’s precincts to see the unique galleries, boutiques, cafes, and the historic Queen Victoria Market. Enjoy an indigenous river walk with an original descendent of the local tribe. In the Bushland of You Yangs Park, take the Savannah Walkabout, an area of great significance to the local Aboriginal People of the Wathaurong Tribe.

2014 Prices Starts: Melbourne Ends: Sydney Prices From: $7,995 Intra-tour Air: $790

DAYS 4 – 5

DAY 6

Inclusions & Highlights: • Accommodations as shown • Meals as indicated in the itinerary • Visit the historic Queen Victoria Market in Melbourne • Take the Savannah Walkabout in the Bushland of You Yangs Park • Experience the wonders of Kangaroo Island and its abundance of Australian Wildlife • Explore the South Australian flavor of Adelaide Hills • Wonder at Sydney’s magnificent harbor and visit the majestic Sydney Opera House

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Kangaroo Island Southern Ocean Lodge Fly to Kangaroo Island for a two night stay. Experience the wonders of its abundant Australian Wildlife and unique natural features. From the spa to unspoiled wilderness, take advantage of the many options of things to do while at Southern Ocean Lodge. •

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Adelaide Hilton Adelaide After arrival in Adelaide, enjoy a tour of the Adelaide Hills, offering a collection of attractions with a distinctly South Australian flavor. Enjoy botanical gardens and historic homes, village galleries featuring local crafts, and wine tastings at boutique cellars.

DAYS 7 – 1 0

M e a ls : B

Sydney Langham Hotel Sydney In Sydney, a tour of the city includes The Rocks, Macquarie St. Darling Harbor, and the Botanical Gardens. Stop and browse at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Tour the scenic Harbor from Woolloomooloo to Watsons Bay and from the Gap to Bondi Beach and Paddington. Enjoy a private, guided tour of the Sydney Opera House.

Add to the experience of your journey with an extension to Tasmania. See page 25.

The Independent Journey includes deluxe accommodations, meals as indicated, expert local guides, entrance fees, all transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car. Package price is per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplement applies. Intra-tour air is subject to change. International air fare is additional. See page 49 for terms and conditions.

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HOBART • FREYCINET

CRADLE MOUNTAIN • LAUNCESTON

Tasmania

8 Days - Independent Journey DAYS 1 – 2

Me a ls : B

Hobart, TASMANIA Islington Hotel Tasmania opens up and reveals one stunning sight after another with its rugged mountains, splendid parks and tranquil farmlands. Tour the city of Hobart, its waterfront and the historic areas of Salamanca and Battery point. Traverse to the summit of Mt. Wellington for panoramic views overlooking southern Tasmania. At Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, experience Tasmania’s living icon, the Tasmanian Devil, and learn about other native animals such as wombats, wallabies, quolls, and echidnas. Travel to Mt. Field National Park and enjoy a rainforest walk to Russell Falls, Horseshoe Falls, and the Tall Trees.

DAYS 3 – 4

Me a ls : B L D

Freycinet Saffire Lodge Travel to the Tasman Peninsula and explore the many geological features of this rugged coast line. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Port Arthur, a former convict settlement. Enjoy a scenic drive along the east coast to the renowned Freycinet Peninsula and Saffire. Explore the many sights of the peninsula including Wineglass Bay, Cape Tourville, and Friendly Beaches Reserve.

DAYS 5 – 6

Me a ls : B L

Cradle Mountain Cradle Mountain Lodge En route to Cradle Mountain, enjoy the opportunity to visit small country side villages. Tour Mole Creek Caves and see an amazing display of glow-worms and underground river systems. Explore Cradle Mountain National Park and take a walk around Dove Lake. Learn about native flora and fauna while exploring the ballroom forest and lakeside beaches.

DAYS 7 – 8

Me a ls : B L

Launceston Peppers Seaport Launceston Depart the Cradle Mountain National Park and travel towards Launceston. En route, enjoy morning tea at a local raspberry farm. Once in Launceston, there will be time to explore Cataract Gorge.

2014 Prices Starts: Hobart Ends: Launceston Prices From: $9,895

Inclusions & Highlights: • Accommodations as shown • Meals as indicated in the itinerary • See the Tasmanian Devil up close at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary • Take a rainforest walk to Russell Falls, Horseshoe Falls, and the Tall Trees at Mt. Field National Park • Visit Port Arthur, a former convict settlement and a UNESCO World Heritage site • Be dazzled by the glow-worms at the Mole Creek Caves • Enjoy morning tea at a local raspberry farm

The Independent Journey includes deluxe accommodations, meals as indicated, expert local guides, entrance fees, all transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car. Package price is per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplement applies. Intra-tour air is subject to change. International air fare is additional. See page 49 for terms and conditions.

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CHINA

BEIJING • DATONG

PINGYAO

XIAN

SHANGHAI

SUZHOU

12 Days - Independent Journey DAYS 1 – 3

M e a ls : B

Beijing, China Peninsula Hotel Discover memories on this journey with its natural beauty, ornate temples, grand palaces and gracious people. Arrive Beijing where you will clear customs and immigration and be transferred to your luxury hotel. Explore Beijing and see the Summer Palace, Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. See the 2008 Summer Olympic village, sight of the “Bird Nest” and “Water Cube”. Walk along a portion of the 5,500 mile long Great Wall. See the extraordinary Shi San Ling, where thirteen of the sixteen Ming emperors are entombed.

2014 Prices Starts: Beijing Ends: Shanghai Prices From: $3,495 Intra-tour Air: $550

Inclusions & Highlights: • Accommodations as shown • Meals as indicated in the itinerary • Walk on the Great Wall of China • Visit the Yungang Grottoes and the Hanging Temple • See the life size terra cotta warriors in Xian • Enjoy the Tang Dynasty Cultural Performance • Explore the old town of Pingyao and Qiao’s family courtyard • Watch locals practice Tai Chi in the morning at Temple of Heaven

DAYS 4 – 6

DAYS 7 – 8

M e a ls : B

Datong / Pingyao Holiday Inn Datong / Pingyao Financial Club In Datong, visit the Yungang Grottoes or Cloud Ridge Caves. Tucked within the nooks of millennia old caverns, and hidden under the remains of a Qing Dynasty fortress, are more than 50,000 Buddhist statues spread over a half mile of caves. See one of the three largest Buddhist grottoes in China along with the Nine Dragon Screen and Shan Hua Temple. The ancient commerce town of Pingyao is one of the best preserved traditional Chinese cities and centered within a completely intact Ming dynasty wall. In Pingyao, visit the Hanging Temple and the Jinci Temple, as well as the Qiao’s family courtyard.

M e a ls : B

Xian Xian Shangri La Tour the burial site of Emperor Quin Shi Huangdi. Guarding this Imperial Tomb for over 2,000 years are thousands of life-size terra cotta warriors. Visit the site where the terra cotta figures have been excavated and where excavations and restoration continues today.

DAYS 9 – 1 2

M e a ls : B

Shanghai / Suzhou Shanghai Peninsula Travel along the tree-lined Huangpu River waterfront boulevard, and the former “Wall Street” of foreign powers known as “The Bund”. Stroll through Shanghai’s Old Quarter and visit the Yu Yuan Gardens and the Shanghai Museum. Take an excursion to the garden city of Suzhou, also known as the “Venice of the East”.

The Independent Journey includes deluxe accommodations, meals as indicated, expert local guides, entrance fees, all transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car. Package price is per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplement applies. Intra-tour air is subject to change. International air fare is additional. See page 49 for terms and conditions.

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TOKYO

GERO SPA

TAKAYAMA

KANAZAWA

KYOTO

NARA

JAPAN

8 Days - Independent Journey DAYS 1 – 2

Me a ls : B

Tokyo, JAPAN Four Seasons Hotel Chinzanso Ancient cultures look to the future blending invention, tradition and simplicity, which are trademarks of this graceful country. Arrive Tokyo where you will have an opportunity to tour the Imperial Palace Plaza, the residence of Japan’s Imperial Family. It is located on the former site of Edo Castle, in a large park area surrounded by moats and massive stone walls. Visit the Tsukiji Fish Market and watch the “tuna auction”, a most popular attraction with limited daily visitors. Get your shopping on at the Ginza Shopping District and the Nakamise shopping arcade. For more cultural heritage, see the Meiji Shrine, the Asakusa Kannon Temple and the Edo Tokyo Museum.

DAYS 3 – 4

Me a ls : B

Gero Spa / Takayama Suimeikan/Hida Hotel Plaza Travel the Chuo Express Way, and have a grand view of the volcanic peaks that make up the spine of Honshu. In Tsumago, wander a protected open-air museum for the preservation of traditional buildings. In Gere Onsen, enjoy a hot spring bath and a Japanese dinner at a luxurious ryokan. Enjoy a walking tour of Takayama also known as, “Little Kyoto”.

DAY 5

2014 Prices Starts: Tokyo Ends: Kyoto Prices From: $8,995

Me al s: B

Kanazawa Hotel Nikko Kanazawa Travel to Shirakawa Village, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and visit the Open Air Museum in Gassho Village. Continue your drive to Gokayama Village, another UNESCO World Heritage Site, and experience the art of making Japanese paper. In Kanazawa, visit the Kenrokuen Japanese Garden, one of the three most beautiful Japanese gardens in the country.

• Experience the early morning tuna auction at the Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo

DAYS 6 – 8

• Enjoy a hot spring bath and a Japanese dinner at a luxurious ryokan

Me a ls : B

Kyoto / Nara Kyoto Hotel Okura Visit the Kinkakuji Temple, the Rock Garden of Ryoanji Temple, and the Nijo Shogun Castle. Experience a Tea Ceremony in a private home. While there, learn the tradition of wearing a Kimono with Obi, and the art of Calligraphy writing. Travel to Osaka via Nara and visit the cultural sites of the Todaiji Temple with the Great wooden Buddha, Deer Park, the Kasuga Shrine, and the Horyuji Temple.

Inclusions & Highlights: • Accommodations as shown • Meals as indicated in the itinerary

• Visit the Takayama Morning Market • See the beautiful Kenrokuen Garden • Experience a traditional tea ceremony in a private home

The Independent Journey includes deluxe accommodations, meals as indicated, expert local guides, entrance fees, all transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car. Package price is per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplement applies. Intra-tour air is subject to change. International air fare is additional. See page 49 for terms and conditions.

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Vietnam

HANOI • HALONG BAY

HUE • HOI AN • DANANG • HO CHI MINH CITY

10 Days - Independent Journey DAYS 1 – 2

M e a ls : B

Hanoi, VIETNAM Sofitel Legend Metropole Hotel Visit the narrow lanes, parks, and traditional shops of Hanoi’s Old Quarter. See the Temple Of Literature and the miniature One Pillar Pagoda. Also experience the vast Ho Chi Minh Memorial Complex, Hoan Kiem Lake, and Ngoc Son Temple.

DAY 3

M e a ls : B LD

Halong Bay Paradise Cruise Cruise Halong Bay and see thousands of sculpted limestone islands rising from the azure waters. Join the on-board chef for a cooking demonstration on Vietnamese cuisine and enjoy a unique dinner in Tien Ong cave.

2014 Prices Starts: Hanoi Ends: Ho Chi Minh City Prices From: $3,395 Intra-tour Air: $285

Inclusions & Highlights: • Accommodations as shown • Meals as indicated in the itinerary • Tour Hanoi’s Old Quarter • Cruise Halong Bay on a new Paradise cruise and have a demonstration of Vietnamese cuisine • Visit the Hoi An Market to purchase ingredients for a cooking class • See the incredible underground network of Cu Chi Tunnels

DAYS 4 – 5

DAYS 6 – 7

M e a ls : 2 B 1 L

Hue La Residence Hotel & Spa Visit the Imperial Citadel, Thien Mu Pagoda and Tomb of Emperor Minh Mang by boat. Tour Dien Tho, the Queen mother’s residence.

M e a ls : B

Danang / Hoi An Fusion Maia En route to Hoi An, journey over scenic mountain roads with spectacular views of the coast. In Danang, visit the Cham Museum before going to the Hoi An Market to purchase ingredients for a cooking class. Near the famed Japanese Covered Bridge, tour the Sa Huynh Museum, the Tran Family Chapel, Phuoc Kein Assembly Hall, and lantern workshops.

DAYS 8 – 1 0

M e a ls : B L1 D

Ho Chi Minh City Park Hyatt Near Ho Chi Minh City, see the incredible underground network of the Cu Chi Tunnels, and visit farms of orchids, eggplants, or bamboo, plus a traditional family rice field. In Ho Chi Minh City tour the historic center to see the ornate City Hall, the old Opera House, the neo-Romanesque Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Central Post Office. Tour modern Vietnam at the Reunification Palace and War Remnants Museum. In the evening, enjoy a Bonsai River Dinner Cruise.

For those who wish to continue to Laos and Cambodia. Internal air between and within countries is an additional cost. See page 19. The Independent Journey includes deluxe accommodations, meals as indicated, expert local guides, entrance fees, all transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car. Package price is per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplement applies. Intra-tour air is subject to change. International air fare is additional. See page 49 for terms and conditions.

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SIEM REAP

LUANG PRABANG

Cambodia / Laos

4 or 8 Days - Independent Journey DAYS 1 – 4

Me a ls : B

Siem Reap, CAMBODIA Raffles Grand Hotel D’Angkor Cambodia, a country of Southeast Asia showcases an array of art, culture and history. You’ll enjoy the gentle charm of the people. You’ll observe the dramatic contrasts between the modern world and its timeless grandeur. Tour the crowning jewel of Khmer architecture, Angkor Wat, the national symbol and highlight of any visit to Cambodia. At the fortified city of Angkor Thom, see the Terrace of the Elephants, and the Terrace of the Leper Kings. Take a boat ride over Tonle Sap Lake and visit the floating fishing villages of Kampong Kleang. Watch the sun set over the Cambodian countryside.

For those who wish to continue to Laos, may do so with the following program. You may also wish to include the capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, or the capital of Laos, Vientiane. Internal air between the countries is an additional cost. DAYS 1 – 4

Me a ls : B

2014 Prices CAMBODIA: Starts: Siem Reap Ends: Siem Reap Prices From: $1,095

Luang Prabang, LAOS La Residence Phou Vao A land of warm hospitality, unspoiled beauty and remarkable cultural riches as seen in the incredible frescoes and priceless images of Lord Buddha. In 1995, Luang Prabang was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its historic temples and colonial-style buildings. Dating back to 1513 AD and containing a collection of antique wooded Buddha statues, Wat Visoun is one of the oldest temples in Luang Prabang. Also, visit Wat Aham, and Wat Xieng Thong.

LAOS:

Take an excursion by boat and car to Tham Pak Ou Caves and Kuang Si Waterfall. Inside these extraordinary caves, see hundreds of Buddha images of various styles and materials. Float down the famed Mekong River through steep limestone cliffs. Attend a traditional Baci Ceremony and Lao Dance at the village of Ban Xang Hai.

• Accommodations as shown • Meals as indicated in the itinerary • Visit Ankor Wat, the jewel of Khmer architecture • See the sunset over the Cambodian countryside

Starts: Luang Prabang Ends: Luang Prabang Prices From: $1,695

Inclusions & Highlights: CAMBODIA:

LAOS:

Add to the experience of your journey with an extension to Vietnam. Please see page 18.

The Independent Journey includes deluxe accommodations, meals as indicated, expert local guides, entrance fees, all transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car. Package price is per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplement applies. Intra-tour air is subject to change. International air fare is additional. See page 49 for terms and conditions.

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Myanmar

YANGON • INLE LAKE

MANDALAY

BAGAN

10 Days - Independent Journey DAYS 1 – 2

DAYS 3 – 5

M e a ls : B

Yangon, Myanmar The Strand Hotel Spend some peaceful time with local pilgrims on the platform of the Shwedagon Pagoda. The pagoda is gilded from base to spire with more than 60 tons of gold plate and rises elegantly 326 vertical feet above its marbled platform. Tour Yangon’s tree-shaded boulevards and see Buddhist stupas peeking out above the treetops. See the Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda and the Bogyoke Aung San Market.

2014 Prices Starts: Yangon Ends: Yangon Prices From: $3,495 Intra-tour Air: $560

Inclusions & Highlights: • Accommodations as shown • Meals as indicated in the itinerary • See the magnificent stupas over the treetops of Yangon • Travel by boat to Inle Lake and watch fisherman use unique leg-rowing techniques • Experience Pindaya Caves and its many Buddha images • Visit a gold leaf hammering workshop in Mandalay • Visit a local school in Yangon • Watch the sunset over Bagan

M e a ls : B

Inle Lake Inle Princess Resort Fly to Heho and travel by car and boat to Inle Lake. Visit the Pindaya Caves, a pilgrimage site containing more than 8,000 Buddha images. Journey by open-air long-tail boat to your hotel and see the way of life for the Intha people.

DAY 6

M e a ls : B

Mandalay Rupar Mandalar Resort Fly to Mandalay, the last Royal capital of Burma and see the Shwenandaw monastery, a true masterpiece of 19th century woodcarving. Continue on to Mandalay Palace and see Kuthodaw Pagoda, and its 729 marble slabs of Buddhist scriptures. Attend a gold leaf hammering workshop.

DAYS 7 – 8

M e a ls : B

Bagan Bagan Thiripyitsaya Visit the Bagan Archaeological Zone to see Shwezigon, a prototype of Myanmar stupa. Known for its 13th century mural paintings, see Gubyauk Gyi and for the finest stucco carvings in Myanmar, visit Htilominlo. One of the most massive temples in Bagan, stroll around the grounds of Dhamayangyi, and watch the sunset from a temple’s terrace.

DAYS 9 – 1 0

M e a ls : B

Yangon The Strand Hotel Return to Yangon, where you will have an opportunity to visit a local school. On Day 10 return home or move on to your next destination with many fond memories of this region.

Add to the experience of your journey with an extension to Thailand. See page 14.

The Independent Journey includes deluxe accommodations, meals as indicated, expert local guides, entrance fees, all transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car. Package price is per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplement applies. Intra-tour air is subject to change. International air fare is additional. See page 49 for terms and conditions.

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BANGKOK

CHIANG RAI

MAE SAI

CHIANG MAI

Thailand

9 Days - Independent Journey D AY S 1 – 2

D AY S 3 – 4

Me als : B

Bangkok, THAILAND Peninsula Hotel In Bangkok, travel on the picturesque Chao Phraya River, “the River of Kings” and down the Klongs (canals) of Thonburi. Observe and photograph the serene family homes and temples along the waterways which gave the city the nickname, “Venice of the East”. Visit a major riverside landmark, Wat Arun, the Temple of Dawn. The shrine has a pagoda decorated with glazed ceramic pieces from top to bottom towering into the sky. Visit the Grand Palace, situated close to the bank of the Chao Phraya River. It is a perfect example of an ancient Siamese court. Also, visit Wat Phra Kaew, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. This carved, single piece of jadeite, is believed to have supernatural powers and is dressed in robes according to the season by the King of Thailand himself.

Me als : B

Chiang Rai Le Meridien Chiang Rai Fly to Chiang Rai and experience sightseeing in a unique way by travelling through the city by Tuk Tuk. Visit Wat Phra Singh and a local market. Travel to the Golden Triangle, the famed area where Laos, Myanmar, and Thailand meet. Take a boat trip along Mae Khong River to cross the border and see Baan Don Sao in Laos. Located in a region known for poppy production but now in an “opium free zone”, visit the unique Opium museum. Drive to Mae Sai, the northern most point of Thailand, on the Thai-Myanmar border. Visit the villages of the Akha and Yao, home to two of the six hill tribes of the area.

D AY S 5-9

Me al s: B 2L

Chiang Mai / Bangkok Dhara Dhevi Hotel / Peninsula Hotel Visit Wat Rong Khun and the Baan Pong Nam Ron Hot Spring. Travel by vehicle from the Golden Triangle to Chiang Mai. The most sacred temple in Chiang Mai, Wat Phrathat is situated on top of Doi Suthep mountain. Enjoy an excursion to the Patara Elephant Camp and get a briefing on the history of domesticating elephants in Thailand. A training session includes hiking to find elephants in the forest. Learn about elephant farm management and the daily care of the elephants. Receive instructions on bathing and riding an elephant. Enjoy a picnic lunch beside a waterfall. Return to Bangkok for an overnight prior to your return flight home.

Add to the experience of your journey with an extension to Phuket. Call for details.

2014 Prices Starts: Bangkok Ends: Bangkok Prices From: $3,995 Intra-tour Air: $425

Inclusions & Highlights: • Accommodations as shown • Meals as indicated in the itinerary • Travel on the picturesque Chao Phraya River, and through the Klongs (canals) in Bangkok • See the Grand Palace, a perfect example of an ancient Siamese court • Visit the Golden Triangle, the famed area where Laos, Myanmar and Thailand meet • Visit the Villages of the Akha and Yao, home to hill tribes of northern Thailand • Learn about elephants with an excursion to Patara Elephant Camp

The Independent Journey includes deluxe accommodations, meals as indicated, expert local guides, entrance fees, all transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car. Package price is per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplement applies. Intra-tour air is subject to change. International air fare is additional. See page 49 for terms and conditions.

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INDONESIA

Bali • Lombok • Yogyakarta

9 Days - Independent Journey DAY 1

M e a ls : B

Bali, INDONESIA Four Seasons Jimbaran Hotel Bali, Isle of Temples, Art, Music and Dance has enchanted visitors for decades with thousands of intricately decorated shrines, scenic terraced rice paddies and hospitable people. Arrive Denpasar, where you will be met and transferred to your luxury hotel. Explore Ubud, the artisan village which is regarded as the cultural centre of Bali. It is famous as an arts and crafts hub, and much of the town and nearby villages seems to consist of artists’ workshops and galleries. There are some remarkable architectural and other sights to be found. Visit a Batik processing center, where you will see how the delicate process of drawing, waxing and dyeing is incorporated. Batik is an ancient art indigenous to Indonesia.

2014 Prices Starts: Denpasar Ends: Yogyakarta Prices From: $3,495 Intra-tour Air: $350

Visit the nearby sacred monkey forest at Alas Kedaton. Drive through rural villages and vast areas of beautifully terraced rice fields in Tegal Lalang before returning to your hotel.

DAYS 4 – 5

M e a ls : B

Mataram, Lombok Island Oberoi Lombok Hotel After a morning at leisure, fly to Lombok this afternoon. Located just east of Bali, and in many ways lives up to or exceeds the promotional term, “an unspoiled Bali”. With beautiful beaches, enchanting waterfalls, the large, looming volcano of Mount Rinjani, Lombok is indeed the paradisiacal tropical island that many people still mistakenly imagine Bali to be now.

• VIP arrival service

We will explore Mataram City including visits to Lingsar Temple, Suranadi, a mountain resort where people get the holy water for rituals, and Mayura, where the Hindu Lords controlled Lombok during their power in the 17th century. Visit a local market before stopping at Mount Pensong to see a holy Hindu shrine and be welcomed by groups of friendly monkeys.

• Enjoy sunset from your hotel of the beautiful beach at

DAYS 6 – 9

Inclusions & Highlights: • Accommodations as shown • Meals as indicated in the itinerary

• Visit the ancient temples of Mataram City • Visit Borobudur Temple, one of the world’s most famous temples • Drive through terraced rice fields of Tegal Lalang

M e a ls : B

Yogyakarta, Java Hyatt Regency Fly to Yogyakarta on the island of Java. Visit Borobudur Temple, one of the world’s most famous temples. While in Yogyakarta, visit the Sultan Palace dating back to the 17th century. Visit a famous traditional handicraft works of Kotagede displaying silver and colorful bazaar of souvenir shops. On Day 9 you will be transferred to the airport for your returning flight home.

The Independent Journey includes deluxe accommodations, meals as indicated, expert local guides, entrance fees, all transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car. Package price is per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplement applies. Intra-tour air is subject to change. International air fare is additional. See page 49 for terms and conditions.

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MANILA • LAOAG

VIGAN

CURRIMAO

Philippines

7 Days - Independent Journey D AYS 1 – 2

Me als : B

Manila, PHILIPPINES Peninsula Manila Hotel Tou Philippine is an archipelago in South-East Asia of more than seven thousand islands located between the Philippine Sea and the South China Sea at the very eastern edge of Asia. Many wonderful beaches are just part of one of the world’s longest coastlines. Over a hundred ethnic groups, a mixture of foreign influences and a fusion of culture and arts have enhanced the uniqueness of the Filipino identity and the wonder that is the Philippines. Upon arrival in Manila, you will be met and transferred to your luxury hotel. r Pizal Park and the Walled City of Intramuros to see the remnants of Spain’s conquistadores. Stop at Fort Santiago at the mouth of the Pasig River. Wander the cobbled streets to San Agustin Church, the country’s oldest stone church. Visit Casa Manila and then take a horse drawn carriage to Chinatown in Binondo. Enjoy a leisurely walk of the area to see Santa Cruz Church and Escolta for shopping.

D AYS 3 – 5

Me als : B LD

2014 Prices Starts: Manila Ends: Manila

Laoag / Vigan / Currimao Hotel Salcedo de Vigan / Sitio Remedios Fly to Laoag, visit Saint Williams Cathedral, and then onto the Sinking Bell Tower, and the Tobacco Monopoly monument. Visit the Museo Iloko. Made of coral and bricks and sealed with hard lime mortar mixed with sugarcane juice, St. Augustine’s Church, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is a must-see in the town of Paoay.

Prices From: $2,995

One of the few remaining Hispanic towns, Vigan, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to unique architecture. Wander the cobblestone streets of Bantay to see the interesting architecture of its church and Mena Crisologo where old colonial houses line the road. Visit the Syquia Mansion on Salcedo Street built for a Chinese merchant in 1830. Tour the jar factory here, called pagburnayan, a centuries old industry that produces brown burnay jars.

Inclusions & Highlights:

D AYS 6 – 7

Me als : B

Manila Peninsula Manila Hotel Fly to Manila for your last day in the Philippines or extend with a stay at the beautiful Amanpulo Resort on Pamalican Island in the province of Palawan.

The Independent Journey includes deluxe accommodations, meals as indicated, expert local guides, entrance fees, all transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car. Package price is per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplement applies. Intra-tour air is subject to change. International air fare is additional. See page 49 for terms and conditions.

Intra-tour Air: $425

• Accommodations as shown • Meals as indicated in the itinerary • Tour the Walled City of Intramuros to see the remains of Spain’s conquistadores • Take a horse drawn carriage to Binondo • See the interesting architecture of St. Augustine’s Church in Paoay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site • Walk the cobbled streets of Mena Crisologo to see colonial houses • Visit the jar factory, a centuries old industry that produces the brown burnay jars

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Northern India

DELHI

VARANASI

KHAJURAHO

AGRA

JAIPUR

10 Days - Independent Journey DAYS 1 – 2

M e a ls : B

Delhi, INDIA Oberoi Hotel Your visit to India will convince you to redefine the concept of beauty. Arrive New Delhi and be transferred to your luxury hotel. In New Delhi, see the 12th century Qutab Minar, visit the mausoleum of emperor Humayun, and drive through Lutyens’ Delhi including the India Gate. Enjoy stops at the beautiful Governmental buildings: the Presidential Palace, Parliament House, and the Secretariat. Drive past the magnificent Red Fort, the Jama Masjid, and the medieval market of Chandni Chowk while exploring Old Delhi. Visit the Raj Ghat, Mahatma Gandhi’s memorial.

DAY 3

2014 Prices Starts: Delhi Ends: Delhi Prices From: $3,495 Low Season (APR - SEP) $4,995 High Season (OCT-- DEC) Intra-tour Air: From $490

Inclusions & Highlights: • Accommodations as shown • Meals as indicated in the itinerary • Experience the sites of Old and New Delhi • Take a morning boat ride on the Ganges River • Visit the Ghats in Varanasi to witness the Aarti ceremony

M e a ls : B

Varanasi Nadesar Palace Fly to Varanasi and visit Sarnath, a small Buddhist town. Tour the Archaeological Museum, Mahabodhi Buddha Temple, and walk amongst meditating Buddhists in the deer park. Take a morning boat ride on the Ganges River. Enjoy Bharat Mata Mandir and the Durga Temples. In the evening, witness the Aarti ceremony on the steps leading to the sacred river.

DAYS 4 – 6

M e a ls : B

Khajuraho / Agra Lalit Temple View / Amarvilas Fly to Khajuraho and visit the Western Group of Temples including the Kandariya Mahadeo Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Transfer to Jhansi Rail Station for the train to Agra, the home of the magnificent Taj Mahal. Visit the Red Fort, notable for its smooth blending of Hindu and central Asian architectural styles.

DAYS 7 – 1 0

M e a ls : B

Jaipur / Delhi Oberoi Rajvilas / Oberoi Hotel Traveling to Jaipur, enter the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri, the former capital of the great Mughal ruler, Emperor Akbar. In Jaipur, the “Pink City”, visit the Amber Fort and the Hawa Mahal “Palace of Winds”. See the Maharaja’s Palace and Jantar Mantar, the largest stone and marble hand-crafted observatory in the world. Return to Delhi and relax in your day room until your departure time. In the evening, transfer to the airport and board your international flight home.

• Marvel at the magnificent Taj Mahal in Agra • See the Palace of the Winds in Jaipur

The Independent Journey includes deluxe accommodations, meals as indicated, expert local guides, entrance fees, all transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car. Package price is per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplement applies. Intra-tour air is subject to change. International air fare is additional. See page 49 for terms and conditions.

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MUMBAI

AURANGABAD

HYDERABAD

KOCHI • KUMARAKOM

Southern India

11 Days - Independent Journey D AYS 1 – 2

D AYS 3 – 4

D AYS 5 – 6

Me a ls : B

Mumbai, INDIA Taj Mahal Palace and Tower Arrive in Mumbai and be transferred to your luxury hotel. Tour Mumbai, a vibrant metropolis and financial capital of India. See the Gateway of India, the Prince of Wales Museum, the Victoria Terminus and other examples of colonial architecture. Take an excursion to the Elephanta Caves to see the rock-cut temples of the 7th century.

Me a ls : B

Aurangabad Taj Residency Fly to Aurangabad to see the Unesco World Heritage Sites of the Ajanta and Ellora caves and their many centuries-in-the-making temples cut out of solid rock. Visit the Sunheri Mahal Museum, the University Museum and the Chhatrapati Shivaji Museum. Take a stroll through the Bani Begum Gardens.

Me a ls : B

Hyderabad Taj Falaknuma Palace Fly to Hyderabad for a tour of a ruined city and capital of the ancient Kingdom of Golkonda. The fortress citadel was rebuilt for defense from invading Mughals of the north in 1687. Visit the old city of Hyderabad including the Salarjung Museum.

D AYS 7 – 8

Me a ls : B

Kochi Vivanta by Taj Malabar Fly to Kochi, also called the Queen of the Arabian Sea and once an important trading center for spices in the 14th Century. Visit the Dutch Palace, the Jewish Synagogue, St. Francis church, and the Santa Cruz Basilica. Tour Fort Kochi, and the harbor.

D AYS 9 – 11

Meals : B

Kumarakom Kumarakom Lake Resort In the heart of the Alleppey backwaters lies Kumarakom. Upon arrival, embark on a houseboat cruise. This day cruise takes you through a network of canals with a backdrop of shoreline villages. Tour the Kumarakom Bird Sanctury and enjoy a leisurely boat cruise on Vembanad Lake. Transfer to the Kochi airport to board your flight on to your next destination.

The Independent Journey includes deluxe accommodations, meals as indicated, expert local guides, entrance fees, all transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car. Package price is per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplement applies. Intra-tour air is subject to change. International air fare is additional. See page 49 for terms and conditions.

2014 Prices Starts: Mumbai Ends: Kochi Prices From: $3,695 Low Season (APR – SEP) $4,395 Mid Season (JAN – MAR) $4,795 High Season (Oct. – Mid DEC) Intra-tour Air: From $685

Inclusions & Highlights: • Accommodations as shown • Meals as indicated in the itinerary • Enjoy the vibrant metropolis and financial capital of India, Mumbai • See the temples cut out of rock in the Ajanta and Ellora caves. • Visit the ruined city and ancient capital of Golkonda • Take a day cruise on the backwaters of South India

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Ladakh with Srinagar

DELHI

LEH

ALCHI • ULEYTOKPO

SRINAGAR

12 Days - Independent Journey DAYS 1 – 2

DAYS 3 – 8

M e a ls : B

Delhi, INDIA Taj Mahal Hotel Arrive in Delhi and be transferred to your luxury hotel. Meet your fellow travelers and tour manager at a welcome dinner party. In Old Delhi, visit the Jama Masjid, drive past the magnificent Red Fort, and the medieval market of Chandni Chowk. Visit the Raj Ghat, Mahatma Gandhi’s memorial. In New Delhi, see the 12th century Qutab Minar, visit the mausoleum of emperor Humayun, and drive through Lutyens’ Delhi. Enjoy stops at the India Gate and the beautiful Governmental buildings: the Presidential Palace, Parliament House, and the Secretariat.

M e a ls : B LD

Leh The Grand Dragon Fly from Delhi to Leh and take time to adjust to the high altitude of 11,485 feet. In the beautiful village of Saboo, visit the famed local Oracle. Tour the Government and Public schools of Ladakh to see the standard of education in the Trans-Himalayan area.

2014 Prices Starts: Delhi Ends: Delhi Prices From: $4,595 Intra-tour Air: From $895

Inclusions & Highlights: • Accommodations as shown • Meals as indicated in the itinerary • Explore the sightseeing highlights of Old and New Delhi • Learn about the standards of education in the Trans-Himalaya area • Visit the monasteries and gompas of the Ladakh region • Attend the Dakthok Festival • Take a Shikara boat ride on Dal Lake

Visit some of the well known NGO’s and the Women’s organization of Ladakh, including the Ladakh Ecological Development Group (Ledeg). They work in sustainable development, which blends with the traditional culture. The Women’s Alliance, established in 1991 by local women, has the twin goals of raising the status for rural women and strengthening local culture and agriculture. Visit the monasteries of Shey, Thiksey, Phyang, the Spituk Gompa, Alchi, and Likir. Attend the Dakthok Festival at a nearby Monastery, where monks will perform their ritual dance called “Cham”, depicting the different events in the life of Padmasambhava and other saints.

DAYS 9 – 1 0

M e a ls : B

Srinagar Vivanta by Taj Fly from Leh to Srinagar. Enjoy an excursion to the celebrated Mughal-Nishat Bagh and Shalimar Bagh gardens, situated on the bank of Dal Lake, and underneath the picturesque Zabarwan Mountains. Enjoy a relaxing Shikara boat ride on Dal Lake. Tour the local carpet-weaving factory.

DAYS 1 1 – 1 2

M e a ls : B

Delhi Taj Mahal Hotel Fly to Delhi for your last full day in India. Gather for a festive farewell dinner party before departing to your next destination. Your treasured memories of this journey will remain with you always. The Independent Journey includes deluxe accommodations, meals as indicated, expert local guides, entrance fees, all transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car. Package price is per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplement applies. Intra-tour air is subject to change. International air fare is additional. See page 49 for terms and conditions.

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South & Central America Select Tours for Independent Travelers

These itineraries are designed for you to travel at your own pace on the dates you choose – individually, with family, or with friends. Become immersed in local culture and learn about its historical significance from experts.

Peru

Ecuador

Chile

COLOMBIA

Argentina

Uruguay

Guatemala

Honduras


Peru

LIMA

Sacred Valley

MACHU PICCHU

CUSCO

7 Days - Independent Journey DAYS 1 – 2

M e a ls : B

Lima, Peru Arts Boutique Hotel/Miraflores Park Hotel Visit Peru where you can experience the boundless mystery and indisputable energy, from the magnificent remnants of the Inca Empire to the mystical atmosphere of the countryside. Nothing can prepare you for the spectacular sight of Machu Picchu “The Lost City of the Incas”. Arrive in Lima and transfer to your luxury hotel. The capital of Peru, Lima its largest city in Peru and home to one of the oldest higher learning institutions in the New World. Founded on May 12, 1551, the National University of San Marcos is the oldest continuously functioning university in the Americas.

DAY 3

2014 Prices Starts: Lima Ends: Lima Prices From: $3,995 Intra-tour Air: $490

DAY 4

Inclusions & Highlights: • Accommodations as shown • Meals as indicated in the itinerary • Explore Lima’s markets, historical center and the famous Larco Herrara Museum • Relax in oxygenated rooms in Cusco • Travel to Machu Picchu on the Vistadome train • Visit Pikillacta, a pre-Inca citadel from the 7th century

M e a ls : B

Sacred Valley Hotel Sol Y Luna Take a short flight to Cusco and transfer to the hotel. Continue on to the Sacred Valley within the district of Chinchero, and the salt terraces of Maras. The ancient Inca ways of salt “farming” and ritual working traditions are still preserved in this community. Visit Ollantaytambo and its ruins. •

M e a ls : B L

Sacred Valley / Machu Picchu / Cusco Hotel Monasterio Journey on the Vistadome train to Machu Picchu. The Incas left fascinating legends of forgotten cities and treasures, the most incredible of which was the “Lost City”, hidden from the world until its rediscovery in 1911. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the extraordinary Machu Picchu was built of masterfully-fitted stone blocks 8,000 feet above sea level. Have afternoon tea at the Sanctuary Lodge before heading back to Cusco enjoying drinks and dinner on board the Vistadome train.

DAYS 5 – 7

M e a ls : B

Cusco Hotel Monasterio Tour the Main Square, the Cathedral and the Santo Domingo Church or Coricancha. Visit Tipon, an archaeological complex where shamans and spiritual persons congregate to pay tribute to earth and worship to water. Continue to Pikillacta, a pre-Inca citadel from the 7th century with its ancient mystery and bizarre architecture.

The Independent Journey includes deluxe accommodations, meals as indicated, expert local guides, entrance fees, all transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car. Package price is per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplement applies. Intra-tour air is subject to change. International air fare is additional. See page 49 for terms and conditions.

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QUITO

OTAVALO

COTOPAXI • RIOBAMBA

CUENCA

GUAYAQUIL

Ecuador

10 Days - Independent Journey DAYS 1 – 2

DAYS 3 – 4

Me als : B

Quito, Ecuador Hotel Plaza Grande Tour the historical city center that showcases the city’s rich history. See the Church of La Compañia, and Independence Square. Visit the famous hill of old town, Panecillo (little bread) and see the angel statue “Virgen de Quito”. Wander through the museum, Casa del Alabado.

Me als : B

Otavalo Hacienda La Mirage Travel the Pan-American Highway into the spectacular Guayllabamba gorge and village. See the snow-capped Cayambe volcano. Stop in Quisato to view the Equator Line monument and the Sun clock. Visit the small town of Cotacachi, Ecuador’s center for leatherworks. Shop the world famous Indian handcrafts market of Otavalo. In the little village of Peguche, participate in the process of material preparation for the tapestries and learn the ancient techniques of weaving.

DAYS 5 – 6

Me als : B

Cotopaxi / Riobamba Hacienda Hato Verde / Hosteria Abraspungo En route to Cotopaxi, visit Pakakuna Gardens, one of the largest and most gorgeous of all private gardens in South America. Tour Cotopaxi National Park and see some of the highest peaks in Ecuador.

DAYS 7 – 10

Meals : B

2014 Prices Starts: Quito Ends: Guayaquil Prices From: $4,795

Inclusions & Highlights:

Cuenca / Guayaquil Hotel Mansion Alcazar / Hotel Oro Verde Take the famous Devil’s Nose train ride and enjoy the fascinating landscape of the Andes. En route to Cuenca, stop at the Inca ruins of Ingapirca, the most important monument of pre-Spanish culture in Ecuador.

• Accommodations as shown

Cuenca, founded in 1557 in an ancient Incan valley, is a center of art, ceramics, products of silver and gold, and Panama hats. Encompassing a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the “Todos los Santos” ruins, the flower market, and the main square with the old and new Cathedrals, travelers consider this city the most beautiful in Ecuador. You will also tour a Panama hat factory before continuing on for an overnight in Guayaquil, Ecuador’s largest city.

• See some of South America’s largest and most beautiful gardens

• Meals as indicated in the itinerary • Visit Quisato, the Middle of the World monument and Sun Clock

• Walk near snow capped peaks and volcanos in Cotopaxi National Park • Shop at the Otavalo Indian market and learn the ancient techniques of weaving in Peguche • Ride the Devil’s Nose train

The Independent Journey includes deluxe accommodations, meals as indicated, expert local guides, entrance fees, all transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car. Package price is per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplement applies. Intra-tour air is subject to change. International air fare is additional. See page 49 for terms and conditions.

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Chile

SANTIAGO

atacama desert

VINA DEL MAR

COLCHAGUA VALLEY

10 Days - Independent Journey DAYS 1 – 2

DAYS 3 – 5

DAYS 6 – 7

M e a ls : B

Santiago, CHILE Ritz Carlton Tour Santiago to see Club Hípico racetrack, Parque O’Higgins, and the Palacio Cousiño. Explore the famous Alameda to see the Chilean University, the San Francisco Church, and Santa Lucia Hill. See the Plaza de Armas and the cathedral. Visit the Historical Museum and the famous Central Market, before crossing the Mapocho River, through the Bohemian Bellavista district, on the way to San Cristobal Hill.

2014 Prices Starts: Santiago Ends: Santiago Prices From: $6,295 Intra-tour Air: $825

Inclusions & Highlights: • Accommodations as shown • Meals as indicated in the itinerary • Visit the famous Central Market in Santiago • See the magnificent views of Santiago and the Andes Mountains from San Cristobal Hill • Experience a sunset in the Moon Valley

M e a ls : B

San Pedro de Atacama Hotel Tierra Atacama Fly to Calama and experience the Atacama Desert. Tour the village of Chiu Chiu and the Inca Fortress Lasana. During a walking tour of San Tedro, visit the Father Le Paige Museum. Enjoy a sunset in the Moon Valley. Visit the huge Atacama Salt Lake, one of the driest places on earth, and the small Indian village of Toconao. See the Lagunas Miscanti & Meniques, two white salt lakes surrounded by snow-covered volcanoes. Enjoy an early morning outing to the El Tatio Geysers.

M e a ls : B

Vina Del Mar Hotel Del Mar Return by air to Santiago then transfer to Vina del Mar. Tour the sophisticated resort known as the “Garden City” for its beautiful gardens and avenues lined with flowering trees and palms. Visit the Fonck Archaeological Museum, displaying artifacts from Easter Island, Chile, Peru and Ecuador. Tour Valparaiso, Chile’s main port, and new seat of the national congress.

DAYS 8 – 1 0

M e a ls : B

Colchagua Valley Hotel Santa Cruz Drive from Vina del Mar to the Colchagua Valley, an area known for its wineries and fine vintages. Visit several wineries to learn their process, stroll through the vineyards, and taste the wines. Return to the Santiago airport for your flight home.

• Tour the “Garden City” and coastal resort of Vina del Mar • Taste the wines of Chile’s Colchagua Valley

Add to the experience of your journey with an extension to Easter Island. Please call for details.

The Independent Journey includes deluxe accommodations, meals as indicated, expert local guides, entrance fees, all transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car. Package price is per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplement applies. Intra-tour air is subject to change. International air fare is additional. See page 49 for terms and conditions.

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Bogota

Pereira

Cartagena

COLOMBIA

9 Days - Independent Journey DAYS 1 – 2

Me als : B , 1L

Bogota, COLOMBIA Hotel Sofitel Victoria Regia Colombia was the first constitutional government in South America, and an important promoter of the Pan American organizations, initially through the Congress of Panama and later as founder of the Organization of American States. Arrive in Bogota where you will be met and transferred to your luxury hotel. This Colombian capital which is known for colonial grandeur and a modern metropolis. Visit the colonial part of the city La Candelaria, Usaquen, the Paloquemao Market Place where you will buy food with a chef for a cooking lesson that includes lunch. Visit the famous Gold Museum and the Fernando Botero Museum representing the works a living artist recognized in the last three decades who has achieved international recognition for his paintings, drawings and sculpture. Travel to the fertile plateau of Zipaquira. The town is primarily known for its Salt Cathedral, an underground church built inside a salt deposit in a tunnel made as result of the excavation of the salinas (salt mines). Zipaquirá has a very interesting architecture, and the old city centre’s main square is surrounded by old buildings in the Spanish Colonial.

DAYS 3 – 6

Me als : B , 1L

Pereira Hotel Boutique Sazagua Fly to Pereira, part of the Coffee Triangle of Colombia, where you will learn all about coffee visiting a traditional coffee finca. While traveling throughout the region of cloudy forest and volcanic mountains and National Parks, find the highest palms tress in the world as well as beautiful small villages. Visit the breeding center of the Colombian Paso Fino horses to learn the art of training the ponies.

DAYS 7 – 9

Me als : B

Cartagena Hotel Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Fly to Cartagena, located on Colombia’s northwest coast, and a popular tourist destination. Visit the Monastery of La Popa, the fortress of San Felipe and walk along the colorful streets of old Cartagena as well as the old town by horse carriage. Take an excursion to the fishing village of Boquilla to experience the mangrove swamps by dugout canoe.

2014 Prices Starts: Bogota Ends: Cartagena Prices From: $4,295 Intra-tour Air: $350

Inclusions & Highlights: • Accommodations as shown • Meals as indicated in the itinerary • Visit Bogota’s colonial center of La Candelaria and the famous Gold Museum • Shop the Paloquemao Market Place where you will buy food with a Chef for a cooking lesson • Experience the underground Salt Cathedral in the fertile plateau of Zipaquira • Travel through the Coffee Triangle of Colombia to a traditional coffee finca • Learn how the ponies are trained at the breeding center for the Colombian Paso Fino horses

The Independent Journey includes deluxe accommodations, meals as indicated, expert local guides, entrance fees, all transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car. Package price is per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplement applies. Intra-tour air is subject to change. International air fare is additional. See page 49 for terms and conditions.

• Walk and tour by horse carriage the old town of Cartagena

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ARGENTINA

Buenos Aires • Bariloche

Mendoza

8 Days - Independent Journey DAYS 1 – 3

DAYS 4 – 5

DAYS 6 – 8

M e a ls : B , 1 L, 1 D

Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA Alvear Palace Hotel Arrive in Buenos Aires, the capital and largest city in Argentina. Your journey begins with a visit to the Plaza De Mayo, the Metropolitan Cathedral and Cabildo, which was built during the Spanish rule. See the famous Colon Theatre before continuing to San Telmo, strolling through the market while listening to the tango music and seeing couples dancing on the cobblestone streets. Visit Estancia Santa Susana, where you will see a folklore show and regional games of horsemanship. Enjoy a dinner and Tango Show.

2014 Prices Starts: Buenos Aires Ends: Mendoza Prices From: $4,995 Intra-tour Air: $1,500

Inclusions & Highlights: • Accommodations as shown • Meals as indicated in the itinerary • Experience Buenos Aires often referred to as the Paris of South America

M e a ls : B

Bariloche Llao Llao Hotel Fly to Bariloche, situated in the foothills of the Andes on the southern shores of Nahuel Huapi Lake and surrounded by the Nahuel Huapi National Park. Visit Nahuel Huapi and Moreno Lakes and the Llao Llao peninsula. A chair lift will take you to the top of the hill to enjoy one of the most impressive views of the region. Continue your journey of stunning sightseeing en route to Villa La Angostura and Correntoso Lake.

M e a ls : B

Mendoza Park Hyatt Hotel Fly to Mendoza which is located in the north-central part of the country, in a region of foothills and high plains, on the eastern side of the Andes. Two of the main industries of Mendoza area are olive oil production and wine making. The region around Greater Mendoza is the largest wine producing area in Latin America. As such, Mendoza is one of nine cities worldwide in the network of Great Capitals of Wine, and the city is an emerging Wine tourism destination and base for exploring the region’s hundreds of wineries located along the Argentina Wine Route.

• See the horsemanship of the pampas at Estancia Santa Susana

Take a tour of the city to include Pedro del Castilla Square, the Municipal Aquarium, Government House, main avenues and parks. Enjoy a full day visiting several wineries with wine tasting. Along with the tasting, you will also have an opportunity to learn more about wine making, and the importance of the cork. On Day 8 you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight home or to your next destination.

• Marvel at the views of the lake region of Bariloche from a chair lift

Add to the experience of your journey with an extension to Uruguay.

• Take in dinner and a Tango Show

• Learn about wine in the famous wine region of Mendoza

See page 33.

The Independent Journey includes deluxe accommodations, meals as indicated, expert local guides, entrance fees, all transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car. Package price is per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplement applies. Intra-tour air is subject to change. International air fare is additional. See page 49 for terms and conditions.

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MONTEVIDEO

PUNTA DEL ESTE

MAL ABRIGO

COLONIA

Buenos Aires

Uruguay

8 Days - Independent Journey DAYS 1 – 3

Me a ls : 2B 1L

Montevideo, URUGUAY Hotel Sheraton Montevideo Arrive Montevideo where you will be met and transferred to your luxury hotel. Enjoy a tour of Montevideo to see many of the sites that make it such a beautiful city. From the Old City, through Constitution Square, to the Cathedral, and Colonial Town Hall, wander through this wonderful metropolis. Experience one of the most important tourist destinations, 18 de Julio, and see its beautiful parks, architecture, and art. Tour the stateof-the-art winery facilities and enjoy tasting their wines. Enjoy a full day tour to Punta del Este, one of the finest resort areas in South America. En route, visit Portezuelo, Punta Balena and experience the sweeping coastal views. Visit Casapueblo, the home and workshop of famous local artist Carlos Páez Vilaró. Tour the private contemporary Latin American art museum, Fundacion Ralli. Drive to La Barra and see the unique hanging bridges as well as the beaches of Playa Brava, San Rafael, and El Emir.

DAYS 4 – 5

Me a ls : B L D

Mal Abrigo Estancia Finca Piedra Drive to Estancia Finca Piedra for a two-day stay at an exclusive eco-tourism ranch of natural beauty, tranquility, and great hospitality. There are a wide variety of outdoor activities including horseback riding, bicycling, walking the Estancia, and of course, there is the on-site winery.

DAYS 6 – 8

Me a ls : 1B 2L 1D

Colonia / Buenos Aires Hotel Sheraton Colonia Drive to Colonia del Sacramento, one of the oldest European settlements in the country founded by the Portuguese in 1680 and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tour the city and explore the past wandering the cobblestone streets, the cathedral, the lighthouse and the Real de San Carlos bullring. Transfer by fast ferry to Buenos Aires for transfer to the airport for your return flight home.

2014 Prices Starts: Montevideo Ends: Buenos Aires Prices From: $3,995

Inclusions & Highlights: • Accommodations as shown • Meals as indicated in the itinerary • Visit the historic and contemporary cosmopolitan sites of Montevideo • Enjoy wine tasting at the Juanico and Los Cerros de San Juan Wineries • Tour the southern coast and famous resort town of Punta del Este

Add to the experience of your journey with an extension to Argentina. See page 32.

• Participate in the activities of Estancia Finca Piedra • Experience the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Colonia del Sacramento

The Independent Journey includes deluxe accommodations, meals as indicated, expert local guides, entrance fees, all transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car. Package price is per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplement applies. Intra-tour air is subject to change. International air fare is additional. See page 49 for terms and conditions.

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Guatemala/Honduras

ANTIGUA • LAKE ATITLAN • CHICHICASTENANGO TIKAL • COPAN • GUATEMALA CITY

11 Days - Independent Journey DAYS 1 – 2

DAYS 3 – 4

DAYS 5 – 6

M e a ls : B

Antigua, GUATEMALA Casa Santo Domingo Hotel Upon arrival in Guatemala City, transfer to the hotel in Antigua. In the enchanting city of Antigua, tour the Central Plaza, the Cathedral, Municipal Government Building, Palace of Captains General, colonial churches, and monasteries. Experience Guatemalan tradition through its arts, crafts, jewelry, and music.

2014 Prices Starts: Guatemala City Ends: Guatemala City Prices From: $3,995 Intra-tour Air: $475

Inclusions & Highlights: • Accommodations as shown • Meals as indicated in the itinerary • Immerse yourself in the colonial traditions of Antigua • Experience the mystical setting of Lake Atitlan and nearby villages • Spend time at the world famous Indian market in Chichicastenango

M e a ls : B

Lake Atitlan Hotel Atitlan Atitlan is one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. Take a motor launch to the Indian village of Santiago Atitlan, one of twelve lakeshore villages that surround the lake. Experience Chichicastenango, the site of a colorful and picturesque Indian open air market. Watch the captivating religious ceremonies held on the steps and inside the 400 year old Church of Santo Tomas.

M e a ls : B

Tikal National Park Hotel Camino Real Tikal Travel to Guatemala City and board a flight to Tikal National Park. Go back in time more than 2,000 years and experience the archaeological wonder of the anchient Mayans, Tikal.

DAYS 7 – 1 0

DAYS 9 – 1 1

M e a ls : B

Copán, HONDURAS Vista Real Hotel/Marina Copan Hotel Fly back to Guatemala City for an overnight stay prior to heading to Honduras and the archaeological complex of Copán. See remarkable stone sculptures and the dramatic expanse of the Great Plaza. Explore the Mayan stellae, temples, and the ball court.

M e a ls : B

Guatemala City Vista Real En route back to Guatemala City, visit the Iximche Mayan ruins dating back to the 15th century. Once back in Guatemala City, tour several historic churchs and museums.

• Marvel at the Mayan ruins in Copán and Tikal

The Independent Journey includes deluxe accommodations, meals as indicated, expert local guides, entrance fees, all transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car. Package price is per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplement applies. Intra-tour air is subject to change. International air fare is additional. See page 49 for terms and conditions.

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Europe Select Tours for Independent Travelers

These itineraries are designed for you to travel at your own pace on the dates you choose – individually, with family, or with friends. Become immersed in local culture and learn about its historical significance from experts.

Iceland

Ireland

TURKEY

Italy

Portugal

Spain

Russia


ICELAND

Reykjavik

Hella

Reykjanes

6 Days - Independent Journey DAYS 1 – 3

M e a ls : B

Reykjavik, ICELAND Hotel Borg Arrive in Reykjavik and be transferred to your luxury hotel. Reykjavik is one of the smallest capitals in the world. The walking tour of Reykjavik provides an insider’s view of the city. Reykjavik is the smallest capital in the world with modern buildings and fresh bright colors. Visit the city’s Abaer Outdoor Folk Museum where old houses from other parts of Iceland have been relocated.

2014 Prices Starts: Reykjavik Ends: Reykjavik Prices From: $4,395 Low Season (APR) $4,895 High Season (MAY – SEP)

Inclusions & Highlights: • Accommodations as shown • Meals as indicated in the itinerary • See Iceland’s Big Three – Gullfoss, Geysir and Thingvellir • Partake on a whale watching excursion to see the whales of the northern Atlantic • Visit the Blue Lagoon, one of Iceland’s most famous spots • Visit Gunnuhver, Iceland’s largest mud pool

You will have an opportunity to go on a whale watching ship to see the Minke, Humpback and other types of whales that all the North Atlantic home. See Iceland’s Big Three – Gufloss, Geysir and Thingvellir, some of the most scenic wonders and highlights of your visit. You will experience the most historical sites including a spouting geyser, hot springs as well as glacial river waterfall. Thingvellir is the first place to receive UNESCO’s nomination of world heritage.

DAY 4

M e a ls : B

Hella Hotel Ranga Venture to the picturesque Reykjanesviti lighthouse to see the various seasonal nesting seabirds, kittiwakes, fulmars and guillemots. Drive past Bessastaoir, the residence of the Icelandic President. Continue to the hot springs of Gunnuhver, where we witness the jets of steam escaping from deep below the earth’s crust with their multicolored deposits crystallizing on the surface. Our drive continues to Grindavik and then the Blue Lagoon, a natural and very popular health spa and one of the most visited places on the island. Visit the lava caves which are like veins of the volcanoes as molten lava flows through lava fields and forms these tunnels.

DAYS 5 – 6

M e a ls : B

Reykjavik Hotel Borg Ride in a 4 x 4 vehicle or Super Jeep out to Thorsmork valley, situated between three glaciers, and the realm of the Thunder God, Thor. We will have an opportunity to stop at the waterfall Seljalandsfoss.

• Travel by Super Jeep out to Thorsmork Valley The Independent Journey includes deluxe accommodations, meals as indicated, expert local guides, entrance fees, all transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car. Package price is per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplement applies. Intra-tour air is subject to change. International air fare is additional. See page 49 for terms and conditions.

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Dublin

kilkenny

kenmare

cong • newmarket-on-fergus

IRELAND

9 Days - Independent Journey D AYS 1 – 2

Me als : B

Dublin, IRELAND The Merrion Hotel Arrive in Dublin and be transferred to your luxury hotel. One of Dublin’s top guide will take you on a walking tour of Dublin to include Dublin Castle, the National Galley, National Museum, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Trinity College famous for The Book of Kells. Discover County Wicklow, known as the Garden of Ireland with miles of rolling hills, mountains and waterfalls. Explore Glendalough, the valley of two lakes, where you will see the round towers, cathedrals, high crosses and enjoy a truly memorable stroll through the valley.

D AY 3

Me al s: B

Kilkenny Mount Juliet Hotel Drive to Kildare for a stop at The National Stud, home of Irish race horses, and the world famous Japanese Gardens on Tully Estate. Continue to Kilkenny with a visit at Kilkenny Castle, a 12th century castle which is now managed by the people of Ireland. There are ornamental gardens on the city side of the castle, and extensive land and gardens to the front. It has become one of the most visited tourist sites in Ireland. Part of the National Art Gallery is on display in the castle.

D AYS 4 – 5

Me als : B

Kenmare Park Hotel Kenmare Today’s visit will be the Turin House where you will have an opportunity to have tea with one of the Jameson sisters, who are the ninth generation direct descendents of John Jameson, synonymous with Irish Whiskey. Take in the scenic highlights of Ireland with the Ring of Kerry, with stunning seaside, mountains and velvet green golf courses all around you. Over the last few hundred years, millions have flocked to Blarney, one of Ireland’s greatest treasures.

D AYS 6 – 7

Me als : B

Cong Ashford Castle Drive to Ashford Castle with a stop at Listowel, one of Ireland’s 26 Heritage towns and is described as the Literary Capital of Ireland. Visit the Cliffs of Moher, a sheer precipice, and one of the most impressive stretches of the coast of West Ireland. Continue towards Cliffden and the Connemara, where cottages nestle into hillsides and sheep freely graze.

D AYS 8 – 9

Me als : B

Newmarket-on-Fergus Dromoland Castle Continue to Limerick to visit the Hunt Museum and then on to Adare Village, renowned as Ireland’s prettiest village. Thatched cottages line its broad street, punctuated with beautiful stone buildings and picturesque ruins. On Day 9 you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home or your next destination.

2014 Prices Starts: Dublin Ends: Shannon $6,995 Low Season (Oct. – Apr.) $7,495 High Season (May – Sep.)

Inclusions & Highlights: • Accommodations as shown • Meals as indicated in the itinerary • All local guides are members of Irish Aristocracy, published authors or specialists in Irish culture • Private visit with tea at Tourin House and meet the Jameson Whiskey sisters • Visit one of Ireland’s greatest treasures, Blarney Castle and Blarney Stone • Visit The Hunt Museum which houses medieval religious carvings and ivory

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Turkey

Istanbul

Sirince

Cappadocia

7 Days - Independent Journey DAYS 1 – 3

M e a ls : B L

Istanbul, TURKEY Four Seasons Sultanahmet Hotel Learn the rich story of the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Empires by exploring Turkey’s churches, museums and palaces. Some of the best-preserved remnants are to be found here. Upon arrival in Istanbul, you will be met and transferred to your luxury hotel. Visit the famed Hippodrome Square which was once the sporting and social center of Constantinople, and the Blue Mosque which is one of the most famous masterpieces of Ottoman religious architecture. Continue to Topkapi Palace, and the Basilica of Saint Sophia which served both Christianity and Islam and now is operated as a museum displaying Byzantine art and architecture embellished by Ottoman taste. Visit the most prestigious edifice Dolmabahce Palace which is the nation’s special pride.

2014 Prices Starts: Istanbul Ends: Cappadocia Prices From: $5,495 Low Season (MAR) $5,995 High Season (APR – OCT) Intra-tour Air: $630

Inclusions & Highlights: • Accommodations as shown • Meals as indicated in the itinerary • VIP arrival service • Experience the Grand Bazaar and the Spice Market in Istanbul • Visit the pottery manufacturing town of Avanos and meet owner Chez Galip

Experience the Grand Bazaar where you will have an opportunity to shop. This evening enjoy a private boat cruising on the waters of the Bosphorus.

DAY 4

M e a ls : B

Sirince Gullu Konaklari Hotel Fly to Izmir this morning, hometown of Homer and the third biggest city of Turkey. Continue on a scenic drive to Selcuk, the first settlement of Ephesus founded by the Greek colonists in the 11th century. Ephesus’ history and archaeology will offer you their majesty of incredible richness. Visit the Library of Celsus which was built in honor of the great governor of Roman days. After an intense day in Ephesus, you will continue to Sirince, a village which boasts authentic Greco-Mediterranean architecture.

DAYS 5 – 7

M e a ls : B

Cappadocia Argos Hotel Fly to Kayseri where you transfer to Cappadocia. Visit the Goreme open air museum and the Kaymaklı Underground City. The highlights also include Pigeons Valley, Pasabag Valley and Ortahisar, the conic rock formations that locals have created many legends about and enjoy taking pictures of the fairy chimneys and valleys with rustic colors. Observe Chez Galip, a true legend in pottery, in creating some of his masterpieces of pottery and ceramics. Enjoy an early morning hot air balloon ride over Cappadocia.

• Hot air ballooning in Cappadocia • Embark on a private boat cruising on the waters of Bosphorus The Independent Journey includes deluxe accommodations, meals as indicated, expert local guides, entrance fees, all transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car. Package price is per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplement applies. Intra-tour air is subject to change. International air fare is additional. See page 49 for terms and conditions.

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ROME • FLORENCE

VENICE

Italy

10 Days - Independent Journey DAYS 1 – 3

Me a ls : B

Rome, ITALY Hotel D’Inghilterra From the Coliseum in Rome to the charming canals of Venice, this is a dream come true for anyone who appreciates the finer things in life. Stroll the streets of Florence and see the light on hillsides that inspired many timeless paintings. Arrive in Rome where you will be met and transferred to your luxury hotel. When in Rome, you will have the opportunity to see the wonders of the Vatican, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Cathedral. In this timeless and ancient city, visit the Roman Forum, the Coliseum, the Pantheon, amazing temples, and old original streets and markets. Wander Capitoline Hill, Palatine Hill, Marcellus Theater, Circus Maximus, and time permitting, the Appian way and its Catacombs. No Roman visit is complete without the Trevi Fountain, Navona Square, Spanish Square, People Square, and the Basilicas of St. John, St. Paul, and St. Mary Major.

DAYS 4 – 7

Me a ls : B

Florence Grand Hotel Villa Medici Enjoy a strolling tour of Florence through the religious center of the city to visit the Duomo. Walk through Piazza della Signoria and see the splendid Ponte Vecchio and the Uffizi Gallery. In Uffizi, admire numerous works of art by Botticelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Raffaello, Titian, Caravaggio. Take day tours to Siena, San Gimignano, Lucca, and Pisa.

DAYS 8 – 10

Meals : B

Venice Hotel Centurion Palace Take a walking tour of San Marco and Doges’ Palace through the heart of Venetian history, including St. Marks Square. Tour the trio islands of Murano, Burano, and Torcello. Murano is famous for its glassworks where you can admire the master artisans at work. Stroll the island of Burano with its brightly colored houses and world-famous lace. Visit nearby Torcello, almost completely uninhabited and home to the oldest monument of the lagoon: the majestic Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta, founded in 639 AD and rebuilt in 1008 AD.

Add to the experience of your journey with an extension to Sicily. Please call for details.

The Independent Journey includes deluxe accommodations, meals as indicated, expert local guides, entrance fees, all transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car. Package price is per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplement applies. Intra-tour air is subject to change. International air fare is additional. See page 49 for terms and conditions.

2014 Prices Starts: Rome Ends: Venice $7,495 Low Season (JAN - MID MAR, AUG, MID NOV-DEC) $8,395 High Season (MID MAR - JUL, SEP-- MID NOV)

Inclusions & Highlights: • Accommodations as shown • Meals as indicated in the itinerary • Tour historic Rome: the Vatican, Sistine Chapel, the Coliseum • Make a wish at the Trevi Fountain and climb the Spanish Steps • Experience the Uffizi Gallery, a preeminent art gallery • Take day trips to Siena, San Gimignano, Lucca, and Pisa • Walk through famous Saint Mark’s Square • Visit the islands of Murano, Burano, and Torcello Visit our website: www.lakani.com 39


Portugal

LISBON

SINTRA

EVORA

OBIDOS

PORTO

8 Days - Independent Journey DAYS 1 – 4

M e a ls : B 1 L

Lisbon, PORTUGAL Olippisso Palace Portugal, a country covered with international World Heritage Sites and blessed as one of the most relaxed and beautiful capitals in Europe. Discover the various historical landmarks and the many vineyards. Arrive in Lisbon, where you will be met and transferred to your luxury hotel.

2014 Prices Starts: Lisbon Ends: Porto Prices From: $7,995 Low Season (NOV – FEB) $8,295 High Season (MAR – OCT)

Inclusions & Highlights: • Accommodations as shown • Meals as indicated in the itinerary • See panoramic views of Discovery Mnuments and Belem Tower Tour Cascais, a lovely fishermen village, and the Estoril Coastline • Experience Evora, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and enjoy a local wine estate • Visit Coimbra to see the oldest University in Europe and its impressive library • Enjoy a private river cruise aboard a Rabelo boat with wine and appetizers

Tour Lisbon and the Belem area with panoramic views of the Discovery Monuments and Belem Tower. Visit the Jeronimos Monastery and take a walking tour of the Alfama District. Venture outside Lisbon to Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for a walking tour of the city center and for a privately guided visit of the Regaleira and Pena Palaces. Visit the lovely fishermen village of Cascais and the Estoril Coastline. Stop at Queluz for a private visit to the Palace. At the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Evora, visit the Cathedral, Bones Chapel, and St. Francisco Church. Visit a renowned Wine Estate and be treated to an olive oil tasting and a gourmet lunch. Then enjoy the wine cellars for a wine tasting.

DAYS 5 – 8

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Porto The Yeatman En route to Porto, visit the medieval town of Obidos, for a private walking tour inside the city walls. At Alcobaça, take a private visit to Alcobaça Monastery. Visit Coimbra for a tour of its historical center, and one of the oldest Universities in Europe, established in 1537. Tour Porto’s historical center with visits to the Stock Exchange, St. Francisco Church, and Lello Library. Also included in the tour are visits to Casa da Musica and a private visit to Serralves Modern Art Museum. Enjoy a lecture on wine presented in a local wine cellar. Tour the Douro Valley wine region and visit a local estate and enjoy lunch and lectured wine tasting presented by the estate’s owner. Weather permitting, enjoy a private river cruise aboard a typical Rabelo boat while enjoying appetizers and wines.

Add to the experience of your journey with an extension to Spain. See page 41.

The Independent Journey includes deluxe accommodations, meals as indicated, expert local guides, entrance fees, all transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car. Package price is per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplement applies. Intra-tour air is subject to change. International air fare is additional. See page 49 for terms and conditions.

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MADRID

SAN SEBASTIAN • TOLEDO

BILBAO

BARCELONA

spain

11 Days - Independent Journey D AY S 1 – 3

D AY S 4 – 5

Me als : B

Madrid, SPAIN Hotel Palacio Del Retiro Arrive Madrid where you will be met and transferred to your luxury hotel. Take a walking tour of Madrid and enjoy its most interesting sights including the Prado Museum. Have a taste of Spain with an Insider’s Tapas Tour of Madrid led by an expert guide. Take in a Flamenco Show and spend time on own to further explore Madrid. Experience a full day tour to Toledo, a thousand-year-old city masterpiece created by various cultures including the Romans, Moors, Jews, and Christians, and designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Me als : B

San Sebastian Hotel Maria Cristina Fly to San Sebastian, arguably Spain’s most aristocratic city. Tour San Sebastian and take in the city’s most important and interesting sights. Enjoy an Insider’s Pintxos Tour with an expert guide introducing some of the best dishes and produce from this region of Spain.

D AY S 6 – 7

Me als : B 1L

Bilbao Hotel Marques De Riscal Tour Bilbao and explore the magnificent Frank Gehry designed Guggenheim Museum. Enjoy a full day private wine excursion in La Rioja including an authentic lunch in a traditional Spanish restaurant.

D AY S 8 – 11

Mea ls : B

Barcelona Majestic Hotel From Bilbao, travel by AVE High Speed train to Barcelona. Take a walking tour of Barcelona featuring visits to the city´s famous Boqueria Market, the bustling Las Ramblas, and the Gothic Quarter. Enjoy a private tour of Gaudi and Modernisme Architecture. Gaudi’s work is one of Barcelona’s most significant features and can be found throughout the city. Spend some quality time exploring Barcelona.

2014 Prices Starts: Madrid Ends: Barcelona Prices From: $8,795 Intra-tour Air: From $275

Inclusions & Highlights: • Accommodations as shown • Meals as indicated in the itinerary • Explore Madrid’s world famous Prado Museum • Enjoy a tapas tour in Madrid and a pintxos tour in San Sebastian • Private Wine visit in La Rioja with lunch • See Bilboa’s magnificent Guggenheim Museum

Add to the experience of your journey with an extension to Portugal. See page 40.

The Independent Journey includes deluxe accommodations, meals as indicated, expert local guides, entrance fees, all transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car. Package price is per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplement applies. Intra-tour air is subject to change. International air fare is additional. See page 49 for terms and conditions.

• Tour Barcelona’s Boqueria Market, the bustling Las Ramblas and the Gothic Quarter • Marvel at Barcelona’s Gaudi Architecture

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Russia

MOSCOW

ST. PETERSBURG –

8 Days - Independent Journey DAYS 1 – 3

M e a ls : B

Moscow, RUSSIA Aurora Hotel Experience the great landmarks of Moscow including the Kremlin, Red Square and St. Basil’s Cathedral. Rekindle the majesty and glamour as you explore the fabulous ancient cities of Russia. Upon arrival in Moscow, you will be met and transferred to your luxury hotel. Take a tour of the Red Square, and promenade at GUM State Stores. Visit the Kremlin, symbol of Russia, including 15th century cathedrals, bell-tower, and palaces. Tour the Armoury Museum and admire its famous Fabergé eggs. Enjoy the city and see it from Sparrow Hill and famous Arbat Street. Witness a performance at the world famous Bolshoi Theater, or a performance at the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg.

2014 Prices Starts: Moscow Ends: St. Petersburg Prices From: $5,795 Low Season (JAN – MAR, OCT) $5,995 Shoulder Season (MID JUL – SEP) $6,495 High Season (MID May – MID JUL) *Based upon Friday arrival in Moscow

Inclusions & Highlights: • Accommodations as shown • Meals as indicated in the itinerary • Tour Red Square including a visit to St. Basil’s Cathedral after it is closed to the general public • Visit the Kremlin and see the Fabergé eggs at the Armoury • See the exquisite Diamond Fund exhibit • Enjoy a performance at the Bolshoi or Mariinsky Theater • Experience the Hermitage with an early morning entrance • Business class seats on the high speed train to St. Petersburg

DAYS 4 – 8

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St. Petersburg Grand Hotel Europe Founded by Peter the Great in 1703, visit one of the most beautiful cities in the world. At the center of the Neva Delta, visit Peter and Paul’s fortress with its landmark gold spire, where many of Russia’s pre-Revolutionary leaders are buried. Continue to the House of Peter I and the palace of Prince Alexander Danilovich Menshikov, a treasure trove of early 18th century Russian art. Enjoy a tour to The Hermitage, one of the world’s most prominent art museums. The museum visit will be scheduled before it opens to the public and includes a visit to the Treasure Gallery (Gold Room), which features a unique collection of jewelry designed by Russian, European, and Oriental artistans. Travel by hydrofoil to Peteroff (Peter’s Court), the sumptuous summer residence of former Russian Emperors, Tsar Village (Pushkin). This village is a unique ensemble of pavilions, beautiful lakes and gardens, and the wonderful Catherine’s Palace. Enjoy a tour of the newly opened Erarta Museum, the largest non-governmental contemporary museum in Russia. Visit the museum of the great Russian opera bass singer Feodor Ivanovich Chaliapin with extensive displays devoted to Russian Opera from the late 19th century. The largest museum dedicated to a Communist Party leader in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), the Sergei Kirov Museum is a unique monument of the Stalin era.

The Independent Journey includes deluxe accommodations, meals as indicated, expert local guides, entrance fees, all transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car. Package price is per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplement applies. Intra-tour air is subject to change. International air fare is additional. See page 49 for terms and conditions.

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YOUR WORLD , YOUR DESTINATION

Custom made & Private Jet Tours Whichever destination you choose, whichever sights capture your imagination, a custom tour opens a world of possibilities. Explore Mayan ruins in North America. Discover the vineyards and castles of Europe. Delve into the natural wonders of the South Pacific. Visit the temples of Asia. Holiday in the paradox of both ancient and modern Middle East. Take a luxury safari in Africa. Let Lakani Custom Tours help you realize your dreams.


Peru for Friends and Family No matter the ages of the people who comprise your family group or group of friends, Lakani World Tours can customize a holiday adventure in Peru that will give everyone memories for a lifetime. Begin your adventure in Peru on arrival in Lima, the capital of Peru, which is located on the west coast of the country on the Pacific Ocean. Lima has much to offer and your privately guided tour will include sightseeing in this combination of old colonial town and modern city. The city offers many wonderful history and art museums as well as ancient ruins. If interested, learn about and ride the Peruvian Paso Horse. Or, take a cooking class to learn about shopping at a local market and preparing the foods you have purchased. Peru is world renowned for its wonderful food which you will enjoy throughout your tour. Continue on to Cuzco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. This remarkable area of the world will fascinate you. Visit the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Ollantaytambo and the Pisac Market. Take the magical Orient Express Hiram Bingham train to Machu Picchu which will delight you with the amazing ruins of the Lost Citadel of the Incas which is totally built of stone blocks, fitted with masterful precision. Finish your visit to this area of Peru in Cuzco, at an elevation of 11,000 feet, with a tour of the city and nearby ruins. Time permitting, continue your tour of Peru to one of the many other memorable places that will provide your family with exceptional experiences. • Soar over the Nazca Desert by small plane to see the mysterious Nazca Lines. • Explore the floating islands on Lake Titicaca. The native Uros people make these artificial islands’ foundations entirely of bundled reeds. • Travel to the northwest coast of Peru to visit the beautiful colonial towns of Chiclayo and Trujillo. You will have an opportunity to visit the spectacular archeological discoveries of the Lord and Sipan and Chan Chan. • The Amazon can be visited from different areas of the country and in a variety of ways. Consider visits to the Amazon from Iquitos or Puerto Maldonado. You can spend time on the river on a cruise or take advantage of activities offered by lodges.

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Mongolia for those who love adventure One of the few remaining truly unique places on earth is Mongolia. For those who love the outdoors and some adventure this is the destination for you and Lakani World Tours can customize an itinerary that will include a visit to the steppes of central Asia. Begin your adventure in Beijing, China where you will stop prior to your flight to Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia. As soon as you arrive in Mongolia you will know that you are some place special that few people take the initiative or make the effort to visit. You will tour the capital of Mongolia where you will learn the history of the country before leaving for the famous and exotic Gobi Desert. Considered one of the harshest environments on earth, with extreme temperature and seasonal changes, the Gobi is surprisingly full of wildlife. You may see gazelles, hulan, wild camels, antelope, argali sheep (largest on the planet), wild goats and the endangered Gobi bear – Mazaalai. The majority of Mongolia’s population of Bactrian camels live in this area and you will have an opportunity to ride one. There is plenty to see and do depending on the amount of time you have including: • Visit Bayan Zag, the Flaming Cliffs, to explore the Gobi “Cemetery of Dinosaurs”. The area is most famous for the first-known discovery of dinosaur eggs. Petrified forests and remains of mammals, including the largest known mammal in the world, hornless rhinoceros, are also found here. Hike at the Moltsog sand dunes before spending a night in a ger. • Visit the Yol Valley National Park with its stunning scenery and intriguing wildlife. Here you will visit a camel breeder camp. At Terelj National Park, a nature sanctuary, you will have an opportunity to visit Turtle Rock and meet some of the local people. • Visit Karakorum, situated on the banks of river Orkhon, was the site of the imperial capital chosen by Chinghis Khan in 1220. The city, capital of the largest land empire the world has ever known, served as a supply point for the Mongol armies and was a cosmopolitan and multi-cultural place in its time. The nearby Erdene Zuu Monastery was the first Buddhist monastery built in Mongolia. • Visit a horse-breeder’s camp to explore the lifestyle of nomads, see the making of airag (the Mongolian traditional drink of fermented mare’s milk) and a horseback riding opportunity on Mongolian wooden saddles. • Visit during Mongolia’s National Naadam Festival, if your travel dates allow, to see the displays of horsemanship, archery and wrestling.

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Brazil’s Amazing Wonders Brazil will be front and center on the world stage with the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics. This large and diverse country offers so many wonderful experiences to choose from and Lakani World Tours will customize a tour of this magnificent country just for you. Some of the not to be missed places to visit in Brazil include Rio de Janeiro and Iguassu Falls. Famous Rio is a visual treat like no other place in the world. Located on the beautiful beaches of Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon on the Atlantic Ocean, Rio offers some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world. Here you will tour the city, take a cable car up Sugar Loaf Mountain and visit Tijuca National Park where Corcovado Mountain is located with the globally recognized statue of Christ The Redeemer. Enjoy a day trip to Petropolis to see the summer residence of the former Imperial Family. A short flight takes you to Iguassu Falls, located on the border with Argentina and Paraguay. These majestic falls are considered more spectacular than Niagara Falls and much larger. Enjoy the views from the trails, take a boat ride up close to the falls and visit Itaipu Dam. There are many other places to visit depending on the amount of time you have and your interests: • Visit the Amazon region in northern Brazil from Manaus where you can see the famous Opera House before taking a short cruise on the mighty river. This remote area offers opportunities to canoe and fish on the river, see how the indigenous people live, and experience the flora unique to this area of the world. • Visit the northeastern part of Brazil in Bahia. In Salvador experience the beauty of the region and the UNESCO World Heritage historic center. • Visit Brasilia, Brazil’s capital, designed by world-renowned architect Oscar Niemeyer. Located in central Brazil, this city is a landmark in urban planning. The innovative architecture will amaze you. • Visit the Pantanal in southwestern Brazil, a truly unique and magnificent area of one of the largest tropical wetland areas of the world. The unique flora and fauna of the area will entice you, including the large population of jaguars. • Visit Sao Paulo and points north and south of the city. The city exerts strong regional influence in commerce, finance, arts and entertainment as well as a strong international influence. To the north you can visit Belo Horizonte and Ouro Preto and to the south you can visit Curitiba, Joinville, Florianopolis and Porto Alegre. These towns all offer insight into the history of the country with everything from sightseeing in the former gold and diamond mining areas to areas of strong European influence and wine making.

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Botswana safaris from desert to wetlands Botswana, located in southwestern Africa, offers safari experiences unique to those you might find in East Africa or even South Africa. On arrival into the country through either Maun or Kasane, you will venture on to one or more of the safari lodges located throughout the country. Lakani World Tours can assist you in finding the perfect safari experience as you navigate Botswana’s diverse geography. From the waters of the Okavango Delta to Chobe National Park, the Savute Channel to the Kalahari Desert, your choices are endless. • Okavango Delta - the world’s largest inland delta and one of Africa’s most fascinating safari areas. Moving from wetland to dryland will showcase the wonders of this unique ecosystem. • Chobe National Park - has one of the largest game concentrations on the African continent, and is best known for its spectacularly large elephant population and close proximity to Victoria Falls. • Savute Channel - is an area to see high concentrations of elephant and lions, as well sightings of all the other major predators including the endangered wild dog, leopard, cheetah and hyena. It is also known for excellent birding. This area is home to some very rare rock paintings drawn by the early San Bushmen. • Kalahari Desert - is the ultimate remote safari destination. This arid region offers good numbers of ostrich and giraffe, herds of wildebeest, excellent cheetah and the Kalahari’s famous black-maned lions. Less easy to spot are the leopard and brown hyena. Experience a safari and view the game in these various areas by land, air and water. This semi arid land is a year round destination offering stays in luxurious accommodations in environments that range from wetland to desert. Whether traveling alone, with a significant other, or with family or friends there will be plenty to do and experience while in Botswana. Excellent rangers will share their world with you as you see elephants, hippos, lions, etc. They will tell you about the flora and fauna of the areas you visit. Enjoy sundowners before dinner, perhaps in a traditional boma under the southern Africa skies. Botswana is ideally suited to be done in conjunction with a trip to Victoria Falls with additional safari options in Zambia; the beaches of Mozambique; Etosha National Park, Damaraland and the Skeleton Coast of Namibia; and / or the cities, garden route, winelands and safari options of South Africa.

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Luxury Private Jet ACJ limited to 24 travelers

Around the World by Luxury Private Jet

Based on ALL SUITE ACCOMMODATIONS

Limited to 24 travelers $96,900/person/double occupancy

Oct. 6 – 28, 2014

CHINA – Beijing or Tianjin SINGAPORE – Singapore MAURITIUS – Port Louis ETHIOPIA – Addis Ababa, Lalibela QATAR – Doha GREECE – Island of Crete, Elounda SPAIN – Seville

African Adventure Your luxury Airbus Corporate Jet (ACJ), which normally seats up to 124, has been re-designed for only 24 guests on this Around the World Private Jet tour. Enjoy the spacious interior with all-business class cabin with reclining/lie-flat seats and separate lounge areas for socializing. Experience personalized attentive service from your friendly crew with a ration of 1 to 5 passengers. The cabin attendants and on board chef are devoted to making your time in the air pleasant and memorable. While enjoying fine wine, specially prepared innovative gourmet cuisine, and the companionship of like-minded fellow travelers, you will soon come to regard your private jet as “home”.

A Journey by VIP Private Jet

Limited to 14 travelers $64,900/person/double occupancy SOUTH AFRICA – Johannesburg, Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve ZAMBIA – Victoria Falls, Livingstone TANZANIA – Zanzibar, Ngorongoro, Serengeti NAMIBIA – Swakopmund, Walvis Bay SOUTH AFRICA – Cape Town or Franschhoek Jan. 22 – Feb. 7, 2014 Feb. 10 – 26, 2014

Intriguing India: North & South

Luxury VIP Private Jet for only 14 travelers

A Journey by VIP Private Jet

Limited to 14 travelers Price to be advised INDIA – Delhi, Amritsar, Udaipur, Agra, Varanasi, Aurangabad, Cochin, Kumarakom, Kerala Backwaters, Mumbai Nov. 3 – 19, 2014

Europe Rediscovered A Journey by VIP Private Jet

Limited to 14 travelers Price to be advised

Your VIP Private Jet has a normal capacity of 40 passengers but is custom-fitted for your absolute comfort with VIP Club Class seating for only 14 guests. You will be pampered with unparalleled attention from your cabin attendants who serve fine cuisine, premium cocktails and vintage wines throughout your journey. Each itinerary is carefully crafted, visiting places with cultural and historical significance that are often less accessible on commercial flights in the same amount of time. Experience arrivals like royalty or celebrities often at private terminals where you hardly realize the usual customs and immigration formalities have taken place. Throughout, your Lakani Tour Managers will be on hand to make sure your holiday is everything you have dreamed.

GERMANY – Berlin, Dresden LATVIA – Riga CRIMEA – (Ukraine) Yalta ITALY – Sicily PORTUGAL – Azores FRANCE – Paris Sep. 2015

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Terms & Conditions Reservations and Payments: Deposits and payments for our Select Tours for Independent Travelers, and Custom Made Tours vary according to the individual itinerary. We may require a non-refundable planning fee that will automatically be credited to your final payment. Final payment is due no later than 90 days for journeys without trains and cruises. For journeys that include a train or cruise, the final payment is due at least 120 days prior to departure. Payments may be made by check, American Express, VISA or MasterCard. Payments for internal air requirements are subject to the policies of the airlines involved and will be advised at the time of confirmation. Custom Made and Private Jet Tours have their own terms and conditions. Please ask for details. Holiday supplements may apply to the Select Tours for Independent Travelers. Refunds & Cancellation Policy: All requests to cancel confirmed reservations must be received in writing. Cancellation fees are applicable to land, cruise, rail, intra-tour air, single supplements and extension of any extra services. Journeys that do not include a train or cruise: Cancellations received: 90 or more before departure 89 - 60 days before departure 59 - 30 days before departure 29 - or less and en route

Cancellation fee: $250.00 per person 20% of program cost 50% of program cost 100% of program cost

Journeys with train or cruise in itinerary: Cancellations received: 120 or more before departure 119 - 90 days before departure 89 - 60 days before departure 59 - or less and en route

Cancellation fee: 10% of program cost 20% of program cost 50% of program cost 100% of program cost

Lakani Tour price includes: Hotels: Based on two people sharing a room in deluxe or best available hotels. Single supplements apply for each journey for those requiring single accommodations and will be quoted at time of booking. Lakani reserves the right to substitute hotels for those named in the brochure when necessary. Meals: Meals are included as indicated for each journey. Sightseeing: All sightseeing shown in the itinerary with English speaking guide via deluxe airconditioned motorcoach where available or practical. Four-wheel drive vehicles may be used for sightseeing or safaris in certain areas such as Africa, as indicated in the itinerary. Entrance fees are included throughout. Transfers: Individual arrival and departure transfers between airport and hotel to join and leave the journey. Luggage: Transportation and transfer of two medium suitcases, except where mandated by air carriers. Overweight charges imposed by an airline will be borne by the traveler. Medical Emergency Evacuation Insurance: $50,000 medical evacuation insurance in the event that an injury or illness occurs during the course of a journey outside of the insured person’s home country necessitates emergency evacuation of the insured traveler. Port Taxes: All port taxes on cruise portions of itineraries Lakani Tour price does not include: Air transportation and related fees (except as indicated in the itinerary); airport taxes; passport and visa expenses; personal expenses, such as laundry, telephone calls, and alcoholic beverages and any other items not specifically noted as included. Travelers’ Responsibility: Lakani considers the Selected Tours for Independent Travelers and Custom Made tours to be active. Travelers are responsible for assuring that they do not have any physical or other condition that could endanger themselves. Some excursions may include long walks and climbing stairs, and is sometimes an essential part of your journey. All travelers are expected to be in good health. Riding in 4WD vehicles on rough terrain or unpaved paths can aggravate back conditions. Flying aboard small aircraft is required in some areas. Please advise us in writing of any health issues or limitations at the time of making your reservations. Lakani World Tours reserves the right to right to decline to accept anyone on a journey. Passports / Visas: You are responsible for obtaining any travel documents/visas and verify entry requirements necessary for each country of travel and/or transit on your selected journey. Requirements vary with respect to each traveler’s citizenship. Lakani will not assume responsibilities for notice of countries’ current requirements. You are responsible for any expenses incurred as a result of the delays or itinerary changes related to your lack of appropriate travel documents. Lakani will provide visa information applicable to your selected journey, however it is your responsibility to obtain the necessary visas for the countries visited. Unused Services: If you make any changes to any portion of your Selected Independent Journey or Custom Made Tour after the departure, such changes will be completely at your own expense. Refunds will not be paid for services provided in the journey prices not utilized by you.

Smoking Policy: Smoking is prohibited at group meals, on buses and during all group activities. Guaranteed Departures: Lakani Tours are guaranteed when deposit has been accepted, except in case of force majeure, which includes any event that impedes the operation of the itinerary or may endanger travelers, and circumstances beyond the control of Lakani World Tours, among other things. Private Jet tours are exempt from the guaranteed departures policy. Airfares: All airfares are subject to change in accordance with airline tariffs and are subject to currency fluctuations and/or fuel surcharges. Lakani World Tours shall not be responsible for air ticket cancellation fees due to itinerary or departure changes or cancellations. Airline Baggage Regulations: Each airline has its own rules regarding baggage allowance. Number, size and weight limitations of suitcases can vary by airline, class of service and frequent flier status. It is recommended that all travelers check with the individual airlines and/or their websites for up to date information. Luggage exceeding the maximum restrictions is subject to expensive overage fees or is at risk of being left behind. Luggage allowance may be restricted within a country by regional airlines or air charter companies. Please refer to your final credentials for those restrictions. Lakani World Tours cannot be held liable for fees or inconveniences imposed by the airlines. Prices: Lakani Independent prices include planning, handling and operational charges, and are based on current exchange rates, tariffs and taxes as of August 2013. Lakani World Tours reserves the right to increase tour prices to cover increased costs after prices are published, and to reflect fluctuations in foreign exchange markets. Lakani is under no obligation to provide a breakdown of costs involved in any Independent , Custom Tour or Private Jet program. Insurance: Lakani World Tours cannot be held responsible or liable for loss, damage, or theft of luggage or personal belongings, nor for personal injury, accident, or illness. Therefore, we strongly suggest that you purchase LakaniCare Gold protection plan, which includes cancellation, delay and baggage insurance in order to protect your travel investment. Information on the insurance program will be sent to you at time of deposit. Insurance premium payments and refunds are subject to policies of the insurance carrier. Lakani will only reimburse according to this cancellation policy. We will not be responsible for any amounts not covered by or denied by the Travel Protection provider. Health & Inoculations: Inoculation requirements and recommendations often change, therefore we strongly recommend that you contact your personal physician, local Health Department, or the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia, and advise them of the international destinations you will be visiting. (404) 322-4559 or www.cdc.gov/travel) Responsibility: Lakani World Tours and its employees, independent contractors and representatives act only as agents in arranging hotels or lodging, transportation, ground handling, restaurants, or other travel services and in no way shall be held liable in the event of failure by any person or company to render services to travelers, nor shall they be held liable for any negligent or willful act by any such person or company. Furthermore, neither Lakani World Travel Inc (DBA Lakani World Tours) nor its employees, independent contractors or agents shall be held liable or responsible for any injury, loss, death, or damage to personal property in connection with any goods or services provided, resulting from force majeure, acts of God, civil unrest, acts of war, terrorist activities, labor strikes, or mechanical failure of transport while traveling. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, Lakani World Tours reserves the right, without notice, to withdraw any or all parts of a tour and or to make such changes as may be necessary. The extra cost, if any, for such changes will be the responsibility of the traveler. In regard to credit card payments for travel services to Lakani World Tours, the traveler (and or cardholder or cardholder’s authorized representative) will hold Lakani World Tours and its employees, independent contractors or representatives harmless for any or all charge-backs exercised by them or their credit card companies, originating from any complaints regarding travel services or involving refund requests of monies paid when insurance was not purchased, or for any reason whereby the traveler did not utilize any portion of the prepaid travel services, or any other reasons whatsoever. Arbitration Resolution: Any controversy or claim arising out of, or relating to, any services arranged by Lakani World Tours shall be resolved solely by binding arbitration in Orange County, California, in accordance with the rules of the American Arbitration Association. Acceptance of initial travel services and payment of monies to Lakani World Tours will constitute agreement by the traveler(s) of these Terms & Conditions. California law requires sellers of travel to be bonded. Lakani World Tours is bonded through Great American Insurance and is a participant in the California Travel Consumer Restitution Corporation, TCRC fund. Agreement: Your payment to Lakani World Tours constitutes your acceptance of the aforementioned terms and conditions and the information stated in the pre-departure tour documentation. All photography is copyrighted 2013.

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