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2017 WORLD TRAVEL GUIDE A Tapestry of Private Travel

PRIVATE PRE-DESIGNED TRAVEL EXPERIENCES Africa Asia Europe India Middle East South America CUSTOM MADE JOURNEYS Destination of Your Choice

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Dear Friends, Travel is one of the most meaningful and inspirational things you can do in life. When we explore new places, revisit old places, and encounter diverse cultures; it leads us to think more about our own lifestyles and traditions. I love the quote that is attributed to the 4th century philosopher, St. Augustine – “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” We are delighted to present you with opportunities to travel to destinations all over the world and read more pages. Within our 2017 Tapestry of Cultures brochure you’ll find a collection of worldwide itineraries designed for the INDEPENDENT TRAVELER. Each tour is priced for a minimum of two people traveling together and includes accommodations, sightseeing, some meals, and all transfers. The dates are entirely up to you. Even more importantly, you may use these programs as samples to help plan your own customized tour. We will modify or join together any of the tours herein to suit your own interests, time, and budget. Lakani World Tours is committed to providing extraordinary travel experiences to all of our guests. You can be sure that you will encounter people and sights that will take your breath away! Our expert travel planners have decades of experience in creating exceptional vacations for travelers like you. We know how to make your trip special. So, whether we customize an existing itinerary for you or create a tailor made tour from scratch, you can always be sure that your experience will be remarkable and unforgettable. Peruse the brochure to find exciting tours to all corners of the earth; but your choices are not limited to this publication. In addition to all of the Independent Journeys presented here, you will find many more itineraries on our website at www.Lakani.com. Discover the world in Lakani style. Be moved and enriched on a travel experience like no other, and read lots of pages! Let the planning begin! 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.

INTEGRITY Worthy of your trust

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.

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.

SERVICE Your wish is our command

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.


Explore The World The Lakani Way See the collection of itineraries within this catalog – and visit our website at www.Lakani.com for additional Pre-Designed Travel Experiences which are not featured in this brochure.

Africa/Middle East

P. 7 –12

Asia/India/South Pacific

P. 13 – 26

South/Central America

P. 27 – 34

Europe

P. 35 – 42

Custom Made Journeys

P. 43 – 58

Your travel should be your choice and Lakani is here to make sure that you explore the world in luxury and comfort – in your own way. All of the journeys described in the following pages are meant to allow you to travel independently, without the limits that come with group travel. Choose a Pre-Designed or a Custom-Designed Travel Experience. Either way, you can rely on quality accommodations, exquisite personal service, and an enriching, unforgettable exploration of our fascinating planet.

Pre-Designed Travel Experiences

Custom-Made Journeys

We have compiled a selection of destinations that offer remarkable experiences in history, culture and scenic beauty. Our expert designers have created itineraries that allow you optimal sightseeing, superb accommodations, and excellent pricing; travel individually, as a couple, with family, or a group of friends. All you need to do is choose your own dates and we’ll do the rest. With your private knowledgeable guide and driver, you will become immersed in local culture and learn about its historical significance. The beauty of traveling independently is the flexibility it allows. Interested in things you see along the way and want to make a stop? Or you need longer to read every sign in the museum? Your private local guide will do everything to make sure your experience meets and even exceeds your expectations.

Explore the world in your own style, at your own pace, and on your own schedule. Our knowledgeable experts will create a unique experience to suit your interests and budget. These CustomMade Journeys are always privately guided by experienced English-speaking experts, and can include cultural exchanges and special events. Contact your travel professional or our office for more details.

The programs listed in this brochure can be taken as is – or used as planning for a more expanded tour. You can add two together, include extra nights in the beginning or at the end, or add a new city along the way. Conversely, we are sensitive to your time and budget. We can also shorten these programs and change hotels to suit you.

Your Personal Concierge Experience For a really carefree, stress-free, and worry-free vacation, consider adding a Personal Concierge (PC) to accompany you on your Pre-Designed Travel Experience or on your Custom-Made Journey. One of our expert Lakani Tour Managers will act as your PC and will take care of all of the intricate details of traveling. Wondering how much to tip the driver, local guide, or waiter? No worries, your PC will take care of it. Checking into hotels will be simple with your PC completing the forms, setting up wake-up calls, making your restaurant reservations, and taking care of your luggage. Traveling with Lakani means the service and amenities are tailored to meet with your own lifestyle and expectations. Visit our website: www.lakani.com 1


Travel The Lakani Way UNIQUE EXPERIENCES IN ABSOLUTE LUXURY

Declare Your Independence There is nothing more enjoyable than real life mixed with unique cultures and experiences. Your time is precious and your vacation should be all you have dreamed of and more! Traveling on a Lakani Pre-Designed Private Travel Experience allows you to explore the world’s most remarkable destinations with just the right amount of flexibility and personalization. Savor each site at your own pace, with your own private guide and vehicle. Enjoy superb accommodations carefully selected by the Lakani experts. The Lakani team’s years of experience in crafting exquisite and meaningful worldwide journeys gives you the confidence of knowing that all the details are in order. Your trip has been thoroughly researched and planned so all that is left for you to do is pick your journey, choose your dates of travel and add a few personal touches to make it truly your own. Then relax and enjoy these benefits: • 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 • Special insights from expert local guides • Optimal sightseeing opportunities – with special insider access not available to large groups

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Epicurean Delights One of the pleasures of traveling is to taste the cuisine from different cultures. Included meals on a trip can be a convenience, but often isn’t what YOU would have chosen. Lakani believes that your choice is important. While some enjoy gourmet, others prefer more simple fare – or perhaps you desire both! Breakfast is always included to start each day of your vacation. In some locations and lodges meals may be included, but usually you have the freedom and flexibility to experience dining in your own unique way. Indulge in extraordinary service from gourmet, white tablecloth dining; experience local cuisine at a nearby tavern; or have a quiet night with room service. The choice is yours.

Savings In Numbers While the pricing for each Pre-Designed Travel Experience is based on two people, sharing accommodations; there are benefits to traveling with friends and family. For five or more guests traveling together on one itinerary, each member will receive 10% savings on the base price. Consider a family trip with the grandchildren. Traveling together, whether it is to celebrate a momentous occasion, or just because; it is an unforgettable way to create long-lasting memories and cement relationships.

Your Exclusive Travel Club You are automatically enrolled in the exclusive Lakani Travel Club after completing your first Lakani journey. In appreciation for your loyalty, you will receive 5% savings off of subsequent trips, (Private Jet programs excluded). We are confident that once you experience a journey with Lakani – whether it is a Private Jet Tour, a Pre-Designed Travel Experience, or a Custom Made Journey – you will recognize the hallmark of Lakani excellence embedded into every step you take, and yearn to return for many more Lakani vacations.

Lavish Surroundings The Lakani Hotels of Choice are a select group of accommodations chosen explicitly with your supreme luxury and comfort in mind. You can be confident that these hand-picked hotels and lodges are continually monitored; each are 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; 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!

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Wondrous Marvels Relish rich encounters all along the way. Gaze at the prolific wildlife as you soar above the Serengeti, Tanzania or Maasai Mara, Kenya in a beautiful hot air balloon. Safari into the Namib Desert to some of the highest sand dunes on the planet. Tour the Great Barrier Reef and see the extraordinary single structure made by living organisms that can be seen from outer space. Cruise Halong Bay and feast your eyes on thousands of limestone islands rising up from the water. Immerse yourself in hill tribe culture on a visit to villages in Northern Thailand. Observe the remarkable colors of the famed Taj Mahal at sunrise and sunset. Discover the ancient Incan “lost city” of Machu Picchu. Wander through Bilbao’s resplendent Guggenheim Museum and enjoy Gaudi’s work in Barcelona while traveling through Spain. Your vacation should be filled with enjoyable and memorable activities. When you travel with Lakani, let us know what is on your bucket list and we’ll endeavor to make it happen on your luxury journey. You also have the added benefit of enjoying these attractions in the company of expert English speaking guides chosen especially for you.

Voluntourism – Rewarding And Experiential Lakani believes 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. You also have an opportunity to volunteer in some way to help a community while on tour. This may be as simple as providing and serving breakfast to 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.

Wine Tasting Around The World For the wine enthusiast, there are many opportunities to meet winemakers and tour vineyards around the world. Be sure to sample as often as you can. While in Cape Town, South Africa, venture along the coast to the beautiful Cape Winelands and visit the region’s famous wine estates. South African wine has a history dating back to the 17th century and you’ll find exquisite Pinotage, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Shiraz, as well as Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc in the area.

Families With Children There is nothing like an education on world culture and history while traveling. Children benefit enormously from encounters with people of varying cultures, buildings unlike anything they see at home, and an exploration into traditions that they may only have heard about in stories. Japan is a child-friendly destination and it’s easy to find activities to capture the attention of children of all ages. Explore indoor and outdoor museums, wander through beautiful parks and shrines, learn how to make paper and how to wear a kimono. Then rest your head in a traditional Japanese Ryokan. It promises to be a life-changing adventure for all.

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Your Choice of freedom and flexibility in travel to

AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST

Vi si t O ur w eb si te a t w w w. L akan i . c om for A ddi t i on al Tou r s

Extraordinary, life-changing experiences await you in Africa and the Middle East that will touch your soul and awaken the senses. Discover plains teeming with wildlife, become immersed in cultures with deep-rooted traditions, and explore remnants of ancient civilizations spanning thousands of years. Behold the natural beauty found throughout the region – from majestic falls to colorful desert sands, mountain vistas, and stunning coastlines. It’s simply magical!

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KENYA

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MOROCCO

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TANZANIA

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JORDAN

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SOUTH AFRICA

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ISRAEL

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RWANDA

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UAE


KENYA

NAIROBI

MT. KENYA NATIONAL PARK • SAMBURU

MAASAI MARA

10 Days - Pre-Designed Journey

2017 Prices

Travel Experience by private car with guide

Starts: Nairobi Ends: Nairobi Prices Per Person, Double Occupancy:

Inclusions:

Highlights:

• All transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car and driver • Your own private expert local guides • Accommodations as shown • Meals as indicated in the itinerary • All park fees are included

• Private visit to the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage to experience elephants up close • Visit a Maasai village and learn of its people and culture • Enjoy a hot air balloon ride with a champagne breakfast

STANDARD PRICES FROM: $7,995 Low Season (APR - MAY) $8,495 Mid Season (JAN - MAR, JUN, NOV & DEC) $8,995 High Season (JUL - OCT) LUXURY PRICES FROM: $8,795 Low Season (APR - MAY) $9,595 Mid Season (JAN - MAR, JUN,NOV & DEC) $10,995 High Season (JUL - OCT) Intra-tour Air: $850

DAYS 1 – 2

DAYS 3 – 4

DAYS 5 – 6

DAYS 7 – 9

M e a ls : B

Nairobi, KENYA Serena Hotel/Villa Rosa Kempinski 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.

M e a ls : B LD

Ol Pejeta Conservancy Serena Sweetwater Camp/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.

M e a ls : B LD

Samburu Samburu Intrepid/Elephant Bedroom Camp Arrive at the semi-arid Samburu/Buffalo Springs & Shaba Game Reserves. You will have an afternoon game viewing drive. The next day is a full day to enjoy the beauty of the area with its unique game that includes the endangered Grevy’s Zebras, reticulated giraffes, gerenuks, Beisa Oryx, and Somali Ostriches only found north of the Equator, as well as the rest of the game.

M e a ls : B LD

Maasai Mara Game Reserve Mara Serena Lodge/Sand River Camp Fly over the Great Rift Valley to the Maasai Mara, Kenya’s most concentrated wildlife reserve. Experience game drives for the ultimate safari experience. Learn about local traditions while visiting a Maasai 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.

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M e a ls : B LD

Nairobi & Depart Home 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.

This itinerary can be modified based on your specific interests, preferred travel dates & budget. Visit our website for more details.

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ARUSHA

TARANGERI

NGORONGORO • SERENGETI

2017 Prices

9 Days - Pre-Designed Journey

Starts: Arusha Ends: Arusha

Travel Experience by private car with guide

Prices Per Person, Double Occupancy: STANDARD PRICES FROM: $6,395 Low Season (MAR, NOV) $7,295 Mid Season (APR - MAY) $8,295 High Season (JAN - FEB, JUN - OCT) LUXURY PRICES FROM: $9,595 Low Season (MAR, NOV) $10,695 Mid Season (APR - MAY) $11,595 High Season (JAN - FEB, JUN - OCT)

TANZANIA

Inclusions:

Highlights:

• Accommodations as shown • Meals as indicated in the itinerary • All transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car and driver • Your own personal expert local guides • All park fees are included

• 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

Intra-tour Air: $395

DAY 1

Me al : B

Arusha, TANZANIA Kibo Palace Hotel/Mt. Meru Hotel Arrive in Arusha where you will be transferred to your luxury hotel with the remainder of the day at leisure. Lying on the gently rolling foothills that cascade down from the ever-present Mount Meru is the bustling and vibrant town of Arusha. Discover the place where the heavens meet the earth, where the rhythm of nature pounds to the beat of an African drum, and where life is all about a revival of the senses.

DAY S 2 – 3

DAY S 4 – 5

DAY S 6 – 9

Meals : B LD

Tarangire Tarangire Safari Lodge/Tarangeri 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.

Meals : B LD

Ngorongoro Crater 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.

Meals : B LD

Serengeti/Arusha & Depart Home Serengeti Serena Lodge/Four Seasons 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. Return to Arusha to board your flight back home or on to your next destination.

This itinerary can be modified based on your specific interests, preferred travel dates & budget. Visit our website for more details.

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SOUTH AFRICA

JOHANNESBURG

THORNYBUSH GAME RESERVE

9 Days - Pre-Designed Journey

• All transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car and driver • Your own private expert local guides • Accommodations as shown • Meals as indicated in the itinerary

CAPE TOWN

2017 Prices

Travel Experience by private car with guide Inclusions:

Starts: Johannesburg Ends: Cape Town

Highlights: • Experience an African safari in Thornybush Game Reserve • Take in the views from a cable car on Table Mountain • See the African penguins on the Cape Peninsula • Taste the wines of Cape Winelands

Prices Per Person, Double Occupancy: $4,895 Low Season (MAY - JUN) $5,495 High Season (OCT) Intra-tour Air: $950

DAY 1

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

M e a ls : B LD

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.

M e a ls : B

Cape Town & Depart Home One & Only Cape Town 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. Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

Add to the experience of your journey with an extension to Victoria Falls. Call for details. DAYS 1 – 3

M e a ls : B

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. This itinerary can be modified based on your specific interests, preferred travel dates & budget. Visit our website for more details. 8 Call your travel professional or Lakani at (888) 565-5554


PARC NATIONAL DES VOLCANS

KIGALI

RWANDA

5 Days - Pre-Designed Journey

2017 Prices

Travel Experience by private car with guide

Starts: Kigali Ends: Kigali Prices Per Person, Double Occupancy: $4,795 Low Season (APR & MAY) $5,595 Mid Season (JAN - MAR & NOV) $5,995 High Season (JUN - OCT & DEC)

D AYS 1 - 3

Inclusions:

Highlights:

• All transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car and driver • Your own private expert local guides • Accommodations as shown • Meals as indicated in the itinerary

• Go on a trek through the Volcanoes National Park rainforest in search of a gorilla family and witness their daily life • See the golden monkey troops at Volcanoes National Park, which are on the endangered list • Visit handicraft markets and Kigali Memorial Center

Me als : B LD

Parc National Des Volcans Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge On arrival at Kigali Airport, you will be met and taken on a scenic 3 hour drive to Parc National des Volcans. The journey north goes through beautiful terraced hillsides that characterize much of Rwanda’s landscape, gradually climbing to the base of the awesome Virunga Volcanoes, sometimes with as many as five peaks visible. You will be driven to the magnificent Governors’ Camp Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, perfectly situated in the foothills of the mighty Virunga Volcanoes. Tracking the gorillas on the slopes of the Virungas is a magical experience. When you reach the gorillas you are allowed to spend an hour with them, and often you will be back in time for a late lunch. Some gorilla families however are more elusive, and tracking can take a full day, especially when it is the rainy season. However, falling under the gaze of a great silverback makes any trek seem worth it. Return to the lodge and rest or if arriving back early at the lodge, there are opportunities for bird watching, mountain biking or guided walks around the lodge. Another primate adventure awaits you in the Virunga heartland. Trekking the golden monkey, a subspecies of blue monkey, found only in the bamboo forests of the volcanic mountain chain that forms a part of the boundary between Rwanda and Uganda. Hiking through dense strands of bamboo interspersed with open glades, your guide will lead you to the habitat of groups of “habituated” golden monkeys who have become accustomed to human presence. Time permitting, you can visit local community socio-economic and conservation projects run by SACOLA, the community trust that owns the lodge, and by African Wildlife Foundation and its local partner, the International Gorilla Conservation Program and learn about the exceptional work being done by these organizations. Explore the bustling town of Ruhengeri with its vibrant colorful markets and observe their local handicrafts such as basketwork and pottery.

D AYS 4 - 5

Meals : B

Kigali & Depart Home Kigali Serena Hotel Today you will be transferred to Kigali for overnight. Visit the Kigali Memorial Center and local handicrafts. Next morning transfer to the airport for your return flight home or on to your next destination.

This itinerary can be modified based on your specific interests, preferred travel dates & budget. Visit our website for more details.

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MOROCCO

CASABLANCA

RABAT

MEKNES

VOLUBILIS

FES

8 Days - Pre-Designed Journey

MARRAKECH

ESSAOUIRA

2017 Prices

Travel Experience by private car with guide

Starts: Casablanca Ends: Essaouira

Inclusions:

Highlights:

• All transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car and driver • Your own private expert local guides • Accommodations as shown • Meals as indicated in the itinerary

• Walk the labyrinth of the ancient Fes Medina and Mellah • Shop for pottery, carpets, brassware, silverware and modern jewelry and leather goods • Tour the souq in Marrakech UAE • Enjoy and rest along the coast in Essaouira

Prices Per Person, Double Occupancy: $4,595

DAY 1

Casablanca, MOROCCO

Hyatt Regency Casablanca

On arrival in Casablanca you will be transferred to your hotel for an overnight before leaving the next day to begin your tour of Morocco.

DAYS 2 – 3

M e a ls : B

Rabat / Meknes / Volubilis / Fes Sahrai Boutique Hotel Depart Casablanca for Fes via overland transportation with sightseeing en route in Rabat, the political capital of Morocco and the fourth of the Imperial cities. Visit the old Medina, the Kasbah and Ooudayas Gate, the Estuary facing the Barbary Coast. Drive on through the cork tress to tour Meknes, the third of the Imperial Cities; Moulay Idriss, the Holy City and center of pilgrimage; and Volubilis with its imposing Roman ruins. Visit the Olive press, the House of Orpheus, the Basilica, the Baths of Gallienus, the Forum, the Triumphal Arch of Caracalla, the House of Venus. In Fes, a two thousand year old Imperial City, you will walk the labyrinth of the ancient and amazing Fes Medina and Mellah. See the Kairaouine Mosque, the Bou Inania Mosque, the colorful es Sabbaghine with its Street of Dyers, the al Quarawiyyin Mosque and University and el Atterine Medersa. Stop at the Royal Palace.

DAYS 4 – 5

DAYS 6 – 8

M e a ls : B

Marrakech Four Seasons Hotel Depart Fes to drive through the Middle Atlas Mountains to Immouzzer, the hills station of Ifrane and the lake district of Azrou before arriving in Marrakech. In Marrakech visit the Menara Gardens the Museum of Islamic Art, the Saadien Tombs, the Badi Palace, the Bahia Palace nd Almoravid Dynasty Koubba. Visit the Marrakech Museum of Art and tour the Dyers’ Souq when visiting Djmaa el Fnaa Square.

M e a ls : B

Essaouira & Depart Home Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa Drive from Marrakach to Essaouira which is located on the coast. Tour inside the town walls, residential neighborhoods and the port area to discover the charming provincial atmosphere and see the fine workmanship of The Scalla at the port. Enjoy a day on your own or with a driver to further explore the area on your own. Transfer to the airport in Marrakech for your return flight home or on to your next destination. This itinerary can be modified based on your specific interests, preferred travel dates & budget. Visit our website for more details.

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JORDAN

ISRAEL

7 Days Pre-Designed Journey

8 Days Pre-Designed Journey

Travel Experience by private car with guide

Travel Experience by private car with guide

2017 Prices

2017 Prices

Starts: Amman | Ends: Amman Prices Per Person, Double Occupancy:

Starts: Tel Aviv | Tel Aviv Prices Per Person, Double Occupancy:

$3,550 (OCT – MAR, JUN – JUL) $3,995 (SEP – MAY)

$6,395

Travel back in time through the land of the Middle East. Discover Petra, a lost city carved from the sandstone cliffs within a desert canyon. We will show you why Petra was so important in the ancient world and how it evolved as a trading link between Asia and the rich countries of Europe. Travel by 4-WD vehicles to explore Wadi Rum, a maze of monolithic rockscapes, and finish by the Dead Sea where you can relax just as the Romans did thousands of years ago.

Embark on a classic journey to experience this sacred land. Walk the winding cobblestone streets that lead to an artists’ colony. Take a cruise across the Sea of Galilee to visit a Kibbutz to learn about Israel’s unique form of communal living. Immerse yourself in the history of Jerusalem, a city home to some of the holiest places on earth, you’ll see the Mount of Olives, the Dome of the Rock, the Western Wall and Mt. Zion, home to the tomb of King David.

Inclusions:

Highlights:

Inclusions:

Highlights:

• All transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car and driver • Your own private expert local guides • Accommodations as shown • Meals as indicated in the itinerary

• Meet Bedouins at Wadi Rum • Tour Jerash, one of the world’s best preserved ancient Roman cities • Take a horse ride at Petra to see the Treasury • Relax in the therapeutic waters of the Dead Sea • See the Madaba Mosaic in the Greek Orthodox St. George Church

• All transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car and driver • Your own private expert local guides • Accommodations as shown • Meals as indicated in the itinerary

• Celebrate Mass in the Holy Land at the Basilica of the Annunciation • Enjoy a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee and swim in the Dead Sea • Visit the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem that stands upon the site where Jesus was born • Walk the Palm Sunday route on the Mt. of Olives

D AY S 1 – 2 • M E A L S : B Amman, JORDAN Four Seasons Hotel D AY S 3 – 4 • M E A L S : B LD Petra Movenpick Petra

DAY S 5 – 7 • MEA L S : B L Wadi Rum / Dead Sea & Depart Home Kempinski Dead Sea

D AYS 1 – 3 • M E A L S : B Tel Aviv, ISRAEL / Tiberias / Haifa Nazareth / Mt. of Beatitudes Scots Tiberias Hotel D AYS 4 – 8 • M E A L S : B Tiberias / Jericho / Qumran / Jerusalem & Depart Home King David Hotel Jerusalem

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (U.A.E.) 6 Days - Pre-Designed Journey

DUBAI • ABU DHABI

2017 Prices

Travel Experience by private car with guide

Starts: Dubai Ends: Abu Dhabi

Inclusions:

Highlights:

• All transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car and driver • Your own private expert local guides • Accommodations as shown • Meals as indicated in the itinerary

• Explore the beautiful Corniche in Abu Dhabi • Enjoy a Desert Safari along with a camel ride • Visit the Falcon Hospital with an opportunity to have a falcon sit on your arm • Shop at the souks for gold and spices

Prices Per Person, Double Occupancy: $3,095 Low Season (JUN - AUG) $3,795 High Season (JAN - MAY, SEP - DEC)

The United Arab Emirates is an Arabian Peninsula nation settled mainly along the Persian (Arabian) Gulf. It is set against tree-lined boulevards, waterways and graceful mosques. Each Emirate is governed by a ruler and named after the principal city and capital. Abu Dhabi, the island capital, is home to Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, with crystal chandeliers and room for 40,000 worshipers. Dubai is the site of ultramodern Burj Khalifa Tower, enormous shopping centers and extravagant entertainment attractions.

DAY S 1 – 3

M e a ls : B

Dubai Palace Downtown Arrive Dubai, where you will be met and transferred to your luxury hotel. Your city tour begins with a drive along Sheikh Zayed Road, also referred to as “Little Manhattan”. We will see the Mosque of Dubai, a prominent landmark of the city. We continue our journey passing by the Palace of Sheikh Mohammad, later visit the Al Fahidi Fort which houses the Dubai Museum. You will also take a ride in an Abra (traditional boat) to reach the souks. Your stay won’t be complete without a visit to the top of the tallest building in the world, the iconic Burj Khalifa. After a morning at leisure you will venture out in a 4WD vehicle on a desert safari along the desert’s giant sand dunes. Here you will have an opportunity to ride a camel, watch a belly dance performance, and see the henna artists paint unique designs on their hands and feet for special occasions. Enjoy a BBQ dinner.

DAY S 4 – 6

M e a ls : B

Abu Dhabi & Depart Home Four Seasons Drive to the capital of UAE - Abu Dhabi today, which is also called the “Manhattan of the Middle East”. One of the wealthiest and most modern city-states in the world. The city is renowned for its lush greenery, planned development and beautiful Corniche. Your city tour will include a visit to the Falcon Hospital where you will see live medical work in progress and have a chance to have a large and majestic falcon sit on your arm. Our journey continues to the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, and afterwards venture to the Yas Island to see the only hotel built on a Formula 1 race track. Depart for home or on to your next destination with fond memories that you will treasure forever.

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ASIA & INDIA (Including the South Pacific)

Vi si t O ur w eb si te a t w w w. L akan i . c om for A ddi t i on al Tou r s

Exotic sights, monumental landmarks, and splendid landscapes leave indelible memories. Appreciate the ancient customs of Asia from traditions and festivals, to timeless artifacts and their honorable nature. Learn the legendary history of indigenous people from the South Pacific like the Maori and Aboriginals. Lose yourself in a spiritual and colorful journey through India that is sure to leave an everlasting impression.

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AUSTRALIA

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CAMBODIA/LAOS

14

TASMANIA

22

THAILAND

15

NEW ZEALAND

23

MYANMAR

16

PAPUA NEW GUINEA

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NORTH INDIA

17

MALAYSIA

24

SOUTH INDIA

18

JAPAN

25

BHUTAN

19

CHINA

25

NEPAL

20

VIETNAM

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MONGOLIA


AUSTRALIA

TASMANIA

11 Days Pre-Designed Journey

8 Days Pre-Designed Journey

Travel Experience by private car with guide

Travel Experience by private car with guide

2017 Prices

2017 Prices

Starts: Sydney | Ends: Cairns Prices Per Person, Double Occupancy:

Starts: Hobart | Ends: Launceston Prices Per Person, Double Occupancy:

$7,895 Low Season (APR-SEP) $8,295 High Season (OCT - MAR) Intra-tour Air: $975

$9,595

When the greatest capital cities of the world are listed, there’s always a picture of Sydney with its magnificent Harbor Bridge and the grand sails of its Opera House.Your next adventure is to the strikingly beautiful city of Adelaide. It is a picture perfect city of lush parkland, amazing architecture and rich heritage. Kangaroo Island, Seal Bay and the lovely wineries are nearby. Melbourne, a metropolis with amazing and sophisticated city sights that include cathedrals, museums, galleries and chic shops. Continue to Cairns where you will be staying in an upscale lodge with treehouse accommodations.

South of Australia and across the Bass Strait lies historic and spectacular Tasmania, Australia’s island state. Like a hidden treasure chest laden with priceless jewels, Tasmania opens up and reveals one stunning sight after another with rugged mountains, splendid parks and tranquil farmlands. The towns and harbors will cast their spell as you explore their quaint cottages, winding streets and beautifully preserved colonial buildings.

Inclusions:

Highlights:

Inclusions:

Highlights:

• All transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car and driver • Your own private expert local guides • Accommodations as shown • Meals as indicated in the itinerary

• Cruise Sydney’s magnificent harbor while enjoying lunch • Explore Kangaroo Island by 4 WD to see the abundance of Australian Wildlife • Visit the historic Queen Victoria Market in Melbourne • Experience the Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation and the Great Barrier Reef

• All transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car and driver • Your own private expert local guides • 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

D AY S 1 – 3 • M E A L S : B 2 L Sydney, AUSTRALIA The Langham Sydney

DAY S 6 – 7 • MEA L S : B 1 D Melbourne The Langham Melbourne

D AYS 1 – 2 • M E A L S : B Hobart, TASMANIA Islington Hotel

D AYS 5 – 6 • M E A L S : B L Cradle Mountain Cradle Mountain Lodge

D AY S 4 – 5 • M E A L S : B 1 L Adelaide / Kangaroo Island Intercontinental Adelaide

DAY S 8 – 1 1 • ME A L S : B Cairns & Depart Home Silky Oaks Lodge

D AYS 3 – 4 • M E A L S : B L D Freycinet Saffire Lodge

D AYS 7 – 8 • M E A L S : B L Launceston & Depart Home Quamby Estate

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AUCKLAND

WELLINGTON

PELLISER BAY

CHRISTCHURCH

QUEENSTOWN

NEW ZEALAND

10 Days - Pre-Designed Journey

2017 Prices

Travel Experience by private car with guide

Starts: Auckland Ends: Queenstown Prices Per Person, Double Occupancy: $10,995 Intra-tour Air: $590

Inclusions:

Highlights:

• All transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car and driver • Your own private expert local guides • Accommodations as shown • Meals as indicated in the itinerary

• See the views of Auckland from Mt. Eden • Experience the legendary farm heritage, sheep shearing and sheep dogs in action. • Enjoy wine tasting in the Martinborough region famous for pinot noir • Fly over Milford Sound in a helicopter and experience an alpine landing

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D AYS 1 – 2

D AYS 3 – 4

D AYS 5 – 6

Me als : B

Auckland, NEW ZEALAND Langham Hotel On arrival in Auckland, you will be met and transferred to your hotel for early check in. Your tour of Auckland will include a drive over the Auckland Harbour Bridge to Westhaven Marina, Auckland Viaduct, Tamaki Drive and waterfront. Enjoy magnificent views from Mt. Eden.

Me als : B 1L 2D

Wellington / Pelliser Bay Wharekauhau Lodge Fly from Auckland to Wellington for a tour that takes you to the peak of Mount Victoria for the fantastic views. Continue to tour the south coast and rocky hills, past the parliamentary complex, old government building and features of the New Zealand film industry. Travel north to Pelliser Bay. Experience the legendary farm heritage, sheep shearing and sheep dogs in action by 4-wheel drive. Explore the historic township of Greytown and the celebrated Martinborough wine region famous for Pinot Noir. Enjoy lunch with expertly matched wines.

Me als : B 2D

Christchurch George Hotel Fly from Wellington to Christchurch, now re-building after the earthquake of 2011. Tour the garden city of New Zealand to see the city center, Anglican Cathedral, Christchurch Museum, Botanic Gardens and views for Takahe city panorama viewing platform and the top of Dyers Pass.

D AYS 7 – 10

Mea ls : B

Queenstown & Depart Home Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa Fly from Christchurch to Queenstown for an introductory tour of the area on arrival. Highlights of the tour will include Lake Hayes; Kawarau Bungy Centre where you may contemplate a jump; Arrowtown, discovered to be a gold-rich area in 1862; Edith Cavill Bridge over the Shotover River; and Queenstown – the area’s premier alpine resort. Take an excursion to Milford Sound by helicopter to see the unique character of the region with rainforest, lakes, rivers, waterfalls and the fjords carved by the glaciers. You will join a cruise on the fjord, and experience an alpine landing. You will have your last full day in New Zealand at leisure to enjoy Queenstown on your own. Transfer to the airport.

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PAPUA NEW GUINEA

PORT MORESBY

TARI

KARAWARI

9 Days - Pre-Designed Journey

• All transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car and driver • Your own private expert local guides • Accommodations as shown • Meals as indicated in the itinerary

MT. HAGEN

2017 Prices

Travel Experience by private car with guide Inclusions:

Starts: Port Moresby Ends: Port Moresby

Highlights: • Visit Highland tribes untouched by civilization • Spend time with the Huli Wigmen of isolated Tari Basin • Shop for magnificent ritual masks, statues and tribal art • Discover the river life on the Karawari River

Prices Per Person, Double Occupancy: $4,995 (EXCEPT AUG/SEP) Intra-tour Air: $1,700

DAY 1

Port Moresby, PAPUA NEW GUINEA Airways Hotel Arrive Port Moresby and after customs and immigration, you be transferred to your hotel for overnight.

DAYS 2 – 4

DAYS 5 – 6

DAYS 7 – 8

M e a ls : B LD

Tari Ambua Lodge Fly to Tari, which is home to the Huli, a colorful and proud people still living today as their ancestors did. Your lodge is located in the Southern Highlands mixed with local architecture and spectacular views. They are one of the largest cultural groups in Papua New Guinea, numbering approximately 90,000. You’ll enjoy a guided nature walk through the alpine forest looking for the exotic Bird of Paradise.

M e a ls : B LD

Karawari Karawari Lodge Our journey continues via charter flight to Karawari as we fly over some of the most rugged and impressive landscapes in the world. You will be transferred by river boat to the Karawari Lodge. Your adventure will take you on a village tour of Kundiman for a sago making demonstration, which is the staple food for the river people. You will see village life including carved totems, drums, woodcarvings and different expressions of art. There is bountiful birdlife along the rivers and nearby lakes for you to enjoy in this Sepik region.

M e a ls : B LD

Mt. Hagen Rondon Ridge Continue by charter flight to Mt. Hagen which is a town in the upper Wahgi Valley, with some of the oldest evidence of agriculture in the world. Located on the Kubar Range, Rondon Ridge has unbelievable views of the Wahgi Valley. Here you will enjoy the unique culture and tradition of the Melpa people. Mt. Hagen is a city where stone meets steel, where tradition and history is juxtaposed against modern ways.

DAY 9

M e a ls : B

Port Moresby & Depart Home Today your journey ends as you fly back to Port Moresby and connect with your flight home or next destination.

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KUALA LUMPUR

KUCHING

BATANG AI

KOTA KINABALU

MALAYSIA

10 Days - Pre-Designed Journey

2017 Prices

Travel Experience by private car with guide

Starts: Kuala Lumpur Ends: Kota Kinabalu Prices Per Person, Double Occupancy: $3,895 Low Season (JAN – MAR) $4,595 High Season (APR – DEC) Intra-tour Air: $565

D AYS 1 – 2

Inclusions:

Highlights:

• All transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car and driver • Your own private expert local guides • Accommodations as shown • Meals as indicated in the itinerary

• Watch the locals at their everyday activities in a Sarawak Cultural Village • Visit the Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Center to see the semi-wild orangutans • Explore the Open Air Bazaar of Chinatown • Mingle with the local villagers in Batang Ai and see a cultural performance.

Me als : B

Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA Shangri-La Hotel Arrive Kuala Lumpur and after customs and immigration, you will be transferred to your hotel for overnight. The next day explore the city’s most interesting sights. You will see architecture of historical past, as well as the ultra-modern buildings in the golden triangle of Kuala Lumpur. Stroll through the night market, where locals engage in hectic bargaining.

D AY 3

Me al s: BL

Kuching Hilton Kuching Hotel Fly to Kuching this morning where you will have an opportunity to take a tour of a Sarawak Cultural Village. The living museum showcases Sarawak’s unique and diverse cultures. Here you can learn how to throw a Malay spinning top, or pick out a tune on an Orang Ulu Sape. You will also enjoy a colorful multi-ethnic performance in the village’s mini-theater.

D AYS 4 – 5

Me als : B L D

Batang Ai Aiman Batang Ai Resort Today you will venture out to Batang Ai passing through the scenic countryside consisting of quaint towns, padi fields as well as pepper and oil palm plantations. Enroute you will stop to visit the Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Center to see the semi-wild orangutans, who have been rescued from captivity and trained to survive in the surrounding forest reserve. The animals roam freely in the rainforest and often return to the center at feeding time. Board a motorized longboat across the lake to reach Mengkak Longhouse, which is nestled on a hill beside the river.

D AYS 6 – 10

Meals : B ,1L ,D

Kuching/Kota Kinabalu & Depart Home Hilton Kuching/Le Meridien Hotel Return to Kuching for an overnight before continuing to Kota Kinabalu. You will venture out to a night market where trinkets and souvenirs are plenty. Enjoy a sumptuous dinner enhanced by a lively cultural performance of Sabah dances. Fly to Sandakan to visit the Sepilok Orangutans Rehab Center. Here orphaned and injured orangutans are rehabilitated and then returned back to the wild to fend for themselves. Your journey ends as you board your flight home or to the next destination.

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JAPAN

TOKYO

GERO SPA

TAKAYAMA

KANAZAWA

KYOTO

NARA

9 Days - Pre-Designed Journey

2017 Prices

Travel Experience by private car with guide

Starts: Tokyo Ends: Kyoto

Inclusions:

Highlights:

• All transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car and driver • Your own private expert local guides • Accommodations as shown • Meals as indicated in the itinerary

• Experience the early morning tuna auction at the Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo • Enjoy a hot spring bath and a Japanese dinner at a luxurious ryokan • Visit the Takayama Morning Market • See the beautiful Kenrokuen Garden • Experience a traditional tea ceremony in a private home

DAYS 1 – 2

Prices Per Person, Double Occupancy: $10,595

M e a ls : B

Tokyo, JAPAN Chinzanso Hotel 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

M e a ls : B 1D

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

M e a ls : 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.

DAYS 6 – 9

M e a ls : B

Kyoto/Nara & Depart Home 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. Transfer to the airport in Osaka for your departure flight. This itinerary can be modified based on your specific interests, preferred travel dates & budget. Visit our website for more details.

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BEIJING

DATONG

PINGYAO

XIAN

SHANGHAI

SUZHOU

CHINA

12 Days - Pre-Designed Journey

2017 Prices

Travel Experience by private car with guide

Starts: Beijing Ends: Shanghai Prices Per Person, Double Occupancy: $3,995 Intra-tour Air: $660

DAY S 1 – 3

Inclusions:

Highlights:

• All transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car and driver • Your own private expert local guides • 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

Mea 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.

DAY S 4 – 6

DAY S 7 – 8

Mea ls : B

Datong/Pingyao Grand Hotel Datong / Pingyao Financial Club In Datong, visit the Yungang Grottoes or Cloud Ridge Caves. Tucked within the nooks of 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.

Mea 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.

DAY S 9 – 12

Meals : B

Shanghai/Suzhou & Depart Home 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”. You’ll be transferred to the airport for your departure flight. This itinerary can be modified based on your specific interests, preferred travel dates & budget. Visit our website for more details.

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VIETNAM

HANOI

HALONG BAY

HUE

HOI AN

DANANG

HO CHI MINH CITY

10 Days - Pre-Designed Journey

2017 Prices

Travel Experience by private car with guide

Starts: Hanoi Ends: Ho Chi Minh City

Inclusions:

Highlights:

• All transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car and driver • Your own private expert local guides • 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 1 – 2

Prices Per Person, Double Occupancy: $3,895 Intra-tour Air: $295

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.

DAYS 4 – 5

DAYS 6 – 7

M e a ls : 2 B 1L

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 L 1D

Ho Chi Minh City & Depart Home 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. On Day 10 transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

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SIEM REAP

2017 Prices

LUANG PRABANG

CAMBODIA / LAOS

4 or 7* Days - Pre-Designed Journey

CAMBODIA: Starts: Siem Reap Ends: Siem Reap Prices Per Person, Double Occupancy: $1,795 LAOS: Starts: Luang Prabang Ends: Luang Prabang Prices Per Person, Double Occupancy:

Travel Experience by private car with guide Inclusions:

Highlights:

• All transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car and driver • Your own private expert local guides • Accommodations as shown • Meals as indicated in the itinerary

CAMBODIA: • Visit Ankor Wat, the jewel of Khmer architecture

$1,895

LAOS: • Travel to Tham Pak Ou Cave and Kuang Si Waterfall

*Save when taking the 7 Day program: Price Per person Double Occupancy $3,450

DAY S 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. DAY S 1 – 4

Me a ls : B

Luang Prabang, LAOS & Depart Home 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. 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.

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THAILAND

BANGKOK

CHIANG RAI

MAE SAI

CHIANG MAI

9 Days - Pre-Designed Journey

2017 Prices

Travel Experience by private car with guide Inclusions: • All transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car and driver • Your own private expert local guides • Accommodations as shown • Meals as indicated in the itinerary

Highlights: • 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 Villages of the Akha and Yao, home to hill tribes of northern Thailand • Learn about elephants with an excursion to Patara Elephant Camp

DAYS 1 – 2

DAYS 3 – 4

DAYS 5 – 9

Starts: Bangkok Ends: Bangkok Prices Per Person, Double Occupancy: $3,995 Intra-tour Air: $425 Ask about an extension to Phuket Island

M e a ls : 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.

M e a ls : 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.

M e a ls : B 2 L

Chiang Mai/Bangkok & Depart Home

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.

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YANGON

Prices Per Person, Double Occupancy: $3,495 Intra-tour Air: $560

DAY S 3 – 5

MANDALAY

MYANMAR

BAGAN

Travel Experience by private car with guide

Starts: Yangon Ends: Yangon

INLE LAKE

10 Days - Pre-Designed Journey

2017 Prices

DAY S 1 – 2

Inclusions:

Highlights:

• All transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car and driver • Your own private expert local guides • 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

Me 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.

Me 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

Me al s: 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.

DAY S 7 – 8

Me 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.

DAY S 9 – 10

Mea ls : B

Yangon & Depart Home 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.

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NORTH INDIA

SOUTH INDIA

11 Days Pre-Designed Journey

13 Days Pre-Designed Journey

Travel Experience by private car with guide

Travel Experience by private car with guide

2017 Prices

2017 Prices

Starts: Delhi | Ends: Delhi Prices Per Person, Double Occupancy:

Starts: Mumbai | Ends: Kochi Prices Per Person, Double Occupancy:

$6,695 (JAN – APR ) $6,995 (OCT 1 – DEC 20) Intra-tour Air: From $490

$6,495 (JAN – APR ) $6,895 (OCT 1 – DEC 20) Intra-tour Air: From $595

Your visit to India persuades you to redefine your concept of beauty. The sight of the Taj Mahal is at once breathtaking and unlike anything you’ve ever laid eyes on in your life. Throughout this fabled land, you’ll discover a potpourri of visual, culinary, spiritual and cultural experiences that fulfills every fantasy that the word “India” might conjure in your imagination. You’ll explores ancient forts, mystical palaces, towering monuments and dazzling shrines. Ranthambhore National Park is your doorway to extraordinary flora and tigers. Prepare yourself for unparalleled splendor.

South India shimmers in the sun and glows under a smiling moon as it romances you with rare gifts of exquisite scenery, melodic sounds and delectable flavors. Tropical scents and swaying palms soothe and embrace your view of living as you explores cultural treasures from today and from years gone by. The South complete with glorious histories and spectacular forts and palaces, temples that are architectural marvels and gentle backwaters in the south are waiting for you.

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Highlights:

Inclusions:

Highlights:

• All transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car and driver • Your own private expert local guides • 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 • Morning and afternoon game drives to look for the elusive tiger • Marvel at the magnificent Taj Mahal in Agra • See the Palace of the Winds in Jaipur

• All transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car and driver • Your own private expert local guides • 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 llora caves • Stroll through Kochi, a spice trading island bedecked with elegant European architecture • Enjoy an excursion to Alleppey, which is the center of the Coir carpet industry

D AY S 1 – 2 Delhi Oberoi Hotel

MEALS: B

D AY S 3 – 4 • M E A L S : B Varanasi Nadesar Palace D AY 5 • ME A L S : B Agra Oberoi Amarvillas

DAY S 6 – 7 • MEALS: B L D Sawai Madhopur/ Ranthambhore Oberoi Vanyavillas DAY S 8 – 1 1 • MEALS: B Jaipur/Delhi & Depart home Oberoi Rajvillas, Taj Palace

D AYS 1 – 2 • M E A L S : B Mumbai, INDIA Taj Mahal Palace

D AYS 8 – 9 CHENNAI The Leela

D AYS 3 – 4 • M E A L S : B Aurangabad Vivanta by Taj

D AYS 1 0 – 1 3 • M E A L S : B Kochi & Depart Home Brunton Boatyard

MEALS: B

D AYS 5 – 7 • M E A L S : B Hyderbad Taj Falaknuma Palace

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NEPAL

9 Days Pre-Designed Journey

8 Days Pre-Designed Journey

Travel Experience by private car with guide

Travel Experience by private car with guide

2017 Prices

2017 Prices

Starts: Bangkok | Ends: Bangkok Prices Per Person, Double Occupancy:

Starts: Kathmandu | Ends:Kathmandu Prices Per Person, Double Occupancy:

$5,295 (JAN, JUN-AUG ) $5,795 (MAR - MAY, SEP - NOV) Intra-tour Air: From $1,100

$2,750 Intra-tour Air: From $290

Step back in time while you explore Bhutan, one of the most isolated and unique countries in the Himalayan kingdom. Bhutan, the land of the dragons, is known for its high valleys linked to India by a scenic plain. Here the people still wear their traditional dress as they perform a wonderful Bhutanese cultural dance for your enjoyment. Take an excursion to Taktsang Palphug Monastery, often referred to as “Tiger’s Nest”. It is one of the most venerated and famous monasteries in Bhutan, and a Must See site to visit.

Explore the holiest of the Hindu temples, ancient Buddhist monasteries, shrines and opulent palaces adorned with priceless artwork and exquisite carvings. Go on an elephant-back safari and a trek to a colorful Tharu Village where you’ll mingle with the fascinating people of this isolated community. Weather permitting you will also have an opportunity to soar above the Himalayan peaks for an aerial view of Mt. Everest. Visit some of the world’s largest stupas during your stay in this amazing country.

Inclusions:

Highlights:

Inclusions:

Highlights:

• All transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car and driver • Your own private expert local guides • Accommodations as shown • Meals as indicated in the itinerary

• Visit a farm house to have a glimpse into their daily life

• All transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car and driver • Your own private expert local guides • Accommodations as shown • Meals as indicated in the itinerary

• Soar above the Himalayan peaks for a great aerial view of Mt. Everest (weather permitting) • See Boudhanath, one of the largest stupas in the world • Visit Chitwan National Park, one of the best wildlife viewing national parks in Asia • Learn about the Indian elephant and take an elephant safari

D AYS 5 – 8 • M E A L S : B L D Chitwan National Park/ Kathmandu & Depart Home Tiger Tops Tharu Lodge/ Dwarika’s Hotel

• Visit the Thimphu National Textile Museum to learn about Bhutan’s living national art of weaving • Climb up to the impressive Taktsang “Tiger’s Nest”

D AY S 1 – 2 • M E A L S : B Bangkok, Thailand Novotel Bangkok Hotel

DAY 5 • MEA LS : B LD Thimphu/Punakha Uma By Como Punakha

D AYS 1 – 2 • M E A L S : B Kathmandu, NEPAL Dwarika’s Hotel

D AY S 3 – 4 • M E A L S : B LD Bangkok/Paro/Thimphu, Bhutan Taj Tashi

DAY S 6 – 7 • MEALS: B L D Punakha/Paro Uma By Como Paro

D AYS 3 – 4 • M E A L S : B Pokhara Shangri-La Village Resort

DAY S 8 – 9 • MEALS: B Paro/Bangkok & Depart Home Novotel Bangkok Hotel

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MONGOLIA

ULAANBAATAR • GOBI DESERT • YOL VALLEY BAYAN ZAG • TERELJ NATIONAL PARK

HONGOR SAND DUNES

10 Days - Pre-Designed Journey

2017 Prices

Travel Experience by private car with guide Inclusions: • All transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car and driver • Your own private expert local guides • Accommodations as shown • Meals as indicated in the itinerary

Starts: Ulaanbaatar Ends: Ulaanbaatar

Highlights: • Visit the Gandantegchinlen Monastery • Stay at a Ger Camp in the exotic Gobi Desert • Explore the Flaming Cliffs – Gobi Cemetery of Dinosaurs • Discover petrified trees, fauna and flora in the Yol Valley

DAYS 1 – 2

Prices Per Person, Double Occupancy: $6,995 Intra-tour Air: $650

M e a ls : B LD

Ulaanbaatar, MONGOLIA Tuushin Hotel Arrive Ulaanbaatar and you will be transferred to your hotel, and begin your journey of the city. Visits will include the War Memorial, Gandantegchinlen Monastery, as well as the Mongolian National History Museum. The museum has an excellent display of several millennia of history of Mongolia beginning with the Stone Age, and ends with a colorful display of contemporary society.

DAY 3

M e a ls : B LD

Gobi Desert/Yol Valley Three Camel Lodge Fly to the Gobi Desert, one of the most famous and exotic areas in the world. The majority of the Bactrian camels live in this area. You will have an opportunity to take a morning trek for viewing the stunning landscape and intriguing wildlife. Yol Valley is the narrow canyon of a river that flows through Zuun Saikhan Mountain.

DAYS 4 – 5

M e a ls : B LD

Khongor Sand Dunes Gobi Erdene Ger Camp Drive to Khongor Sand Dunes which is the largest accumulation of sand in the Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park. These high dunes are called singing sands by locals because of the various sounds it makes when the winds blow.

DAY 6

M e a ls : B LD

Bayanzag, Flaming Cliffs Gobi Erdene Ger Camp Continue our journey to Bayanzag, the Flaming Cliffs to explore the Gobi Desert’s Cemetery of Dinosaurs. Petrified forests, remains of mammals and skeleton of a hornless rhinoceros are found in this area.

DAYS 7 – 8

M e a ls : B LD

Ulaanbaatar/Gorkhi Terelj National Park Alungoo Ger Hotel Return to Ulaanbaatar to visit the Winter Palace of the Bogdo Khan. It contains a number of Buddhist artworks and a private collection of Bogdo Khan, composed of gifts from rulers and kings from all over the world.

DAYS 9 – 1 0

M e a ls : B LD

Ulaanbaatar & Depart Home Tuushin Hotel Your journey ends with an excursion to the 13th Century Park to explore and experience the lifestyle, customs and traditions in genuine Mongolian environment. Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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SOUTH & CENTRAL AMERICA

Vi si t O ur w eb si te a t w w w. L akan i . c om for A ddi t i on al Tou r s Explore the longest continental mountain range in the world or walk upon unexplainable remains. Understand the respect and ritual given to Mother Nature. Feel the passion, romance and sensuality infused into native dances. Stroll through bustling capital cities filled with Latin flare and European influence. Sample fine wines at renowned vineyards and shop for interesting handicrafts in village markets.

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URUGUAY

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PERU

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MEXICO

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BRAZIL

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CUBA

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COLOMBIA

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CHILE

GUATEMALA/ HONDURAS

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ARGENTINA


ECUADOR

PERU

10 Days Pre-Designed Journey

7 Days Pre-Designed Journey

Travel Experience by private car with guide

Travel Experience by private car with guide

2017 Prices

2017 Prices

Starts: Quito | Ends: Guayaquil Prices Per Person, Double Occupancy:

Starts: Lima | Ends: Lima Prices Per Person, Double Occupancy:

$4,595

$3,995 (JAN – MAR) $4,295 (APR – DEC) Intra-tour Air: From $575

Galapagos Cruises & Safaris are also offered. Please visit our website or call for details.

Ecuador is a small country, yet it is uniquely endowed with a dramatic topography and a variety of climatic zones, vegetation, birds and wildlife. The capital of Ecuador is Quito, which is set at the foot of the volcano Pichincha and is surrounded by hills and several snowcapped mountains. This city is also known as the “Convent of America”, and is located only 13 miles from the Equatorial Line. You’ll have an opportunity to board the train for the famous Devil’s Nose ride to enjoy the fascinating landscape of the Andes.

Experience the boundless mysteries and indisputable energy of this legendary country of Peru. From the magnificent remnants of the Inca Empire to the numinous atmosphere of the countryside, you’ll see all the essential landmarks including the Sacred Valley, the Site of Gold and remarkable fortresses and temples. Nothing will compare you for the spectacular sight of Machu Picchu, also known as the “Lost City of the Incas”. Explore the colonial city of Lima that was once South America’s richest and most important capital.

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Highlights:

Inclusions:

Highlights:

• All transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car and driver • Your own private expert local guides • Accommodations as shown • Meals as indicated in the itinerary

• Visit the Quitsato Sundial • See some of South America’s largest & most beautiful gardens • Walk near snow capped peaks and volcanoes 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

• All transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car and driver • Your own private expert local guides • Accommodations as shown • Meals as indicated in the itinerary

• Explore Lima’s markets, historical center and the famous Larco Herrera Museum • Relax in oxygenated rooms in Cusco • Travel to Machu Picchu on the Vistadome train • Visit Pikillaqta, a pre-Inca citadel from the 7th century

D AYS 1 – 2

D AY 4

DAYS 1 – 2

DAYS 3 – 4

Meals: B

Quito, Ecuador Hotel Plaza Grande

Meals: B

Otavalo La Mirage Garden Hotel & Spa

DAYS 5 – 6

Meal s : B

Cotopaxi/Riobamba Hacienda Hato Verde / Hacienda Abraspungo

DAYS 7 – 10

M ea l s : B

Cuenca/Guayaquil & Depart Home Hotel Mansion Alcazar / Hotel Oro Verde

Mea l s : B

Lima, Peru Belmond Miraflores Park Hotel

D AY 3

Mea l s : B

Sacred Valley Sol Y Luna Lodge & Spa

Meals: BL

Sacred Valley/Machu Picchu/ Cusco Belmond Hotel Monasterio

D AYS 5 – 7

Meals: B

Cusco & Depart Home Belmond Hotel Monasterio

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MANAUS

AMAZON RIVER

IGUAZU FALLS

RIO DE JANEIRO

BRAZIL

10 Days - Pre-Designed Journey

2017 Prices

Travel Experience by private car with guide

Starts: Manaus Ends: Rio de Janeiro Prices Per Person, Double Occupancy: $6,595 Intra-tour Air: From $700

Inclusions:

Highlights:

• All transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car and driver • Your own private expert local guides • Accommodations as shown • Meals as indicated in the itinerary

• 4 day/3 night Cruise on the Amazon aboard the Iberostar Grand Amazon • Visit Iguazu Falls from Argentina and Brazil • Cable car up Sugar Loaf Mountain for a spectacular view of Rio de Janeiro and surroundings • Visit one of the modern Seven Wonders of the World, the statue of Christ the Redeemer

D AY 1

Manaus, Brasil Tropical Manaus Ecoresort Upon arrival you will be met and transferred from the airport to the hotel with a brief city tour enroute to visit the opera house.

D AYS 2 – 4

D AYS 5 – 6

Me als : B L D

Amazon River Iberostar Grand Amazon On Friday board the Iberostar Grand Amazon at the Port of Manaus for your cruise into the vast Amazon Jungle. You will visit the local indigenous people, go piranha fishing, take small boat rides down streams and get close to the flora and fauna, spot an alligator on a night boat ride, and float through a flooded forest.

Me als : B

Iguazu Falls Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas Iguazu Falls is one of the largest waterfall system in the world. Get a chance to see every angle. You will have a view from the Argentine side, the Brazilian side and from the helicopter above. Take the Jungle Train to the most impressive observation point the Devils Throat.

D AYS 7 – 10

Meals : B 2L

Rio de Janeiro & Depart Home Belmond Copacabana Palace Rio de Janeiro is filled with beautiful beaches, beautiful people and is home to Samba Dance, as well as one of the largest Carnivals in the world. Take the cable car up Sugar Loaf Mountain and look down magnificent Rio. Tour downtown with the many churches, banks, and government buildings. Travel up Corcovado Hill in the Tijuca Atlantic Forest, the largest urban forest in the world, where you will reach one of the modern Seven Wonders of the World, the statue of Christ the Redeemer. Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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COLOMBIA

BOGOTA

PEREIRA

CARTAGENA

9 Days - Pre-Designed Journey

2017 Prices

Travel Experience by private car with guide

Starts: Bogota Ends: Cartagena

Inclusions:

Highlights:

• All transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car and driver • Your own private expert local guides • 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

DAYS 1 – 2

DAYS 3 – 5

Prices Per Person, Double Occupancy: $4,295 Intra-tour Air: $390

M e a ls : B , 1 L

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.

M e a ls : B , 1 L

Pereira Hotel Boutique Sazagua 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. 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.

DAYS 6 – 9

M e a ls : B

Cartagena & Depart Home Hotel Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Visit the breeding center of the Colombian Paso Fino horses to learn the art of training the ponies. 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. On day 9 you’ll be transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

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SANTIAGO

Prices Per Person, Double Occupancy: $6,495 Intra-tour Air: $675

DAY S 3 – 5

DAY S 6 – 7

VINA DEL MAR

COLCHAGUA VALLEY

CHILE

Travel Experience by private car with guide

Starts: Santiago Ends: Santiago

ATACAMA DESERT

10 Days - Pre-Designed Journey

2017 Prices

DAY S 1 – 2

Inclusions:

Highlights:

• All transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car and driver • Your own private expert local guides • 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 • Tour the “Garden City” and coastal resort of Vina del Mar

Me 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.

Me a ls : B

San Pedro de Atacama Tierra Atacaa Boutique Hotel & Spa 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.

Me 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.

DAY S 8 – 10

Mea ls : B

Colchagua Valley & Depart Home 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.

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ARGENTINA

URUGUAY

8 Days Pre-Designed Journey

6 Days Pre-Designed Journey

Travel Experience by private car with guide

Travel Experience by private car with guide

2017 Prices

2017 Prices

Starts: Buenos Aires | Ends: Mendoza Prices Per Person, Double Occupancy:

Starts: Montevideo | Ends:Montevideo Prices Per Person, Double Occupancy: $1,950

$5,595 (JAN – SEP ) $5,995 (OCT – DEC ) Intra-tour Air: From $1,670

Argentina is the world’s eighth largest country. It encompasses immense plains, deserts, tundra, and forests, as well as tall mountains, rivers, and thousands of miles of ocean shoreline. Greater Buenos Aires is home to about one-third of the Argentine people and often compared to Paris or Rome. With the world famous Iguazu Falls, the legendary Pampas, the magnificent Andes Mountains and the lake district Argentina has a lot to offer.

Uruguay has a rich geography teeming with varied scenery. Ranging from small foothills and hot spring paradises to exclusive beaches and cosmopolitan cities. With its meat markets, Old Town, and easy going life style, Montevideo is one of the most underrated cities in South America. Punta del Este is known as the “Monaco of South America,” and has many local attractions such as such as Carlos Paez Vilaro’s famous home. Brava Beach is another sometimes known as Playa de los Dedos, or Beach of the Fingers, the beach gets its unique name from the enormous sculpture of five cement fingers that appear to be rising from under the sand, most commonly called La Mano or The Hand.

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Highlights:

Inclusions:

Highlights:

• All transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car and driver • Your own private expert local guides • Accommodations as shown • Meals as indicated in the itinerary

• Buenos Aires city tour • Visit the famous Recoleta Cemetery • Enjoy dinner and a Tango Show in San Telmo • Visit Bariloche in the beautiful Lake District • Visit the famous wine region of Mendoza

• All transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car and driver • Your own private expert local guides • Accommodations as shown • Meals as indicated in the itinerary

• Visit the historic and contemporary cosmopolitan sites of Montevideo • Stop at Casapueblo home of famous artist Carlos Paez Vilaro • Tour the southern coast and famous resort town of Punta del Este • See Brava Beach and “The Hand” • Enjoy beaches and the scenic drive through the Punta del Este area

D AY S 1 – 3 • M E AL S : B 1 L 1 D Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA Alvear Palace Hotel D AY S 4 – 5 Bariloche Llao Llao Hotel

DAY S 6 – 8 • MEA L S : B Mendoza & Depart Home Park Hyatt Hotel

M E AL S : B

D AYS 1 – 3 • M E A L S : B Montevideo, Uruguay Oliva Hotel D AYS 4 – 6 • M E A L S : B Punta del Este & Depart Home Punta del Este Resort & Spa

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MEXICO

CUBA

12 Days Pre-Designed Journey

5 Days Pre-Designed Journey

Travel Experience by private car with guide

Travel Experience by private car with guide

2017 Prices

2017 Prices

Starts: Mexico City | Ends: Merida Prices Per Person, Double Occupancy:

Starts: Havana | Ends: Havana Prices Per Person, Double Occupancy:

$6,295 Intra-tour Air: From $650

$4,395 Extend your stay to include the historical preserved cities of Cienfuegas & Trinidad.

Mexico has extensive coastlines, high mountains with pine forests, hot arid deserts, pleasant and warm weather, unique food, art and archaeology, pyramids, museums, haciendas, superb architecture and modern cities. A rich cultural heritage permeates Mexico from the early Mayans and Aztecs and their spectacular monuments to the colonial influences from Spain and France. Mexico is ranked as the 7th major destination for foreign visitors, according to the World Trade Organization.

Cuba is a beautiful Caribbean island with stunning white sand beaches, and a culturally rich interior. Havana, its capital, features historical Spanish architecture dating back to the 16th century. Meet with local artists and entrepreneurs who will be happy to talk about their lives in Cuba. Its streets full of American vintage cars, Jazz clubs, and fine restaurants. It is the largest city in the Caribbean and old Havana has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Highlights:

Inclusions:

Highlights:

• All transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car and driver • Your own private expert local guides • Accommodations as shown • Meals as indicated in the itinerary

• Visit the world renowned National Museum of Anthropology • Admire the Murals of Diego Rivera in the National Palace • Explore world famous Palenque, a site of outstanding architectural beauty • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site Chichen Itza • Tour colonial Merida

• Visa Fee • All transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car and driver • Your own private expert local guides • Accommodations as shown • Meals as indicated in the itinerary

• Walking tour of old Havana • Visit the Plaza de la Revolucion • Visit many of the fine Art Galleries of Havana • Visit the scenic splendor of Las Terrazas • Stroll through “Fusterlandia” the home and neighborhood of artist Jose Fuster • Visit Finca Vigia Ernest Hemingway’s Cuban home • Dine in the local Paladares

D AY S 1 – 2 • M E AL S : B Mexico City, MEXICO Las Alcobas Hotel

DAY S 7 – 8 • MEA L S : B Palenque/Chichen Itza The Lodge At Chichen Itza

D AY S 3 – 4 • M E AL S : B San Cristobal De Las Casas Hotel Bo

DAY S 9 – 1 2 • ME A L S : B Merida & Depart Home Rosas & Xocolate Boutique Hotel And Spa

D AY S 5 – 6 • M E AL S : B Palenque Hotel Quinta Chanabnal

D AYS 1 – 5 • M E A L S : 4 B 3 L 2 D Havana, Cuba & Depart Home Parque Central Hotel

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GUATEMALA/HONDURAS

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

11 Days - Pre-Designed Journey

2017 Prices

Travel Experience by private car with guide

Starts: Guatemala City Ends: Guatemala City

Inclusions:

Highlights:

• All transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car and driver • Your own private expert local guides • 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 • Marvel at the Mayan ruins in Copán and Tikal

DAYS 1 – 2

DAYS 3 – 4

DAYS 5 – 6

Prices Per Person, Double Occupancy: $3,495 Intra-tour Air: $475

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.

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 & Depart Home 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. On Day 11 you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight home or to your next destination.

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Your Choice of freedom and flexibility in travel to

EUROPE

Vi si t O ur w eb si te a t w w w. L akan i . c om for A ddi t i on al Tou r s

All the romance, cobbled streets and castles that you read about in fairy tales appear as a backdrop in this majestic land. Gaze upon rolling green landscape as far as the eye can see. Listen to fascinating tales of time that uncover history of the Celtics, Greeks and Romans. Smell the salty hint of the ocean throughout countless cities on the sea. Feast upon a variety of world class cuisine, beer and wine. Visit touching sites of religious, architectural, cultural, artistic and historical importance. A remarkable array of experiences await you in Europe.

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BALTICS

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RUSSIA

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CENTRAL EUROPE


ICELAND

REYKJAVIK

HELLA

REYKJANES

6 Days - Pre-Designed Journey

2017 Prices

Travel Experience by private car with guide

Starts: Reykjavik Ends: Reykjavik

Inclusions:

Highlights:

• All transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car and driver • Your own private expert local guides • Accommodations as shown • Meals as indicated in the itinerary

• See Iceland’s Big Three – Gullfoss, Geysir and Thingvellir • Partake in 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 • Travel by Super Jeep out to Thorsmork Valley

DAYS 1 – 3

Prices Per Person, Double Occupancy: $7,995 Low Season (OCT – APR) $8,995 High Season (MAY – SEP)

M e a ls : B

Reykjavik, ICELAND Hotel Borg Arrive in Reykjavik and be transferred to your luxury hotel. The walking tour 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 Arbaer Outdoor Folk Museum where old houses from other parts of Iceland have been relocated. 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 – Gullfoss, 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 a 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 & Depart Home 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. On Day 6 you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight home or to your next destination.

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DUBLIN

KENMARE

CONG

NEWMARKET-ON-FERGUS

IRELAND

Travel Experience by private car with guide

Starts: Dublin Ends: Shannon Prices Per Person, Double Occupancy: $7,695 Low Season (OCT – APR) $8,295 High Season (MAY – SEP)

KILKENNY

9 Days - Pre-Designed Journey

2017 Prices

DAY S 1 – 2

Inclusions:

Highlights:

• All transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car and driver • Your own private expert local guides • Accommodations as shown • Meals as indicated in the itinerary

• Visit Kylemore Abbey, an enchanting fairly-tale castle in beautiful Connemara • Drive the Ring of Kerry, one of the most scenic drives in Ireland • Visit one of Ireland’s greatest treasures, Blarney Castle and Blarney Stone • Visit The Hunt Museum which houses medieval religious carvings and ivory

Me a ls : 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.

DAY 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.

DAY S 4 – 5

DAY S 6 – 7

DAY S 8 – 9

Me a ls : B

Kenmare Park Hotel Kenmare Tour the great 4th century fortification of Cashel. This was the seat of kings and medieval bishops for 900 years and flourished until the early 7th century. Visit Blarney, a very popular spot over the last few hundred years and one of Ireland’s greatest treasures. Drive the Ring of Kerry, one of the most scenic drives in all of Ireland. Be impressed with the stunning coastline, quaint farmlands and green mountains.

Me a ls : 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.

Me a ls : B

Newmarket-on-Fergus & Depart Home 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 betransferred to the Shannon airport for your flight home or to your next destination. This itinerary can be modified based on your specific interests, preferred travel dates & budget. Visit our website for more details. Visit our website: www.lakani.com 37


ITALY

SICILY

10 Days Pre-Designed Journey

8 Days Pre-Designed Journey

Travel Experience by private car with guide

Travel Experience by private car with guide

2017 Prices

2017 Prices

Starts: Rome | Ends: Venice Prices Per Person, Double Occupancy:

Starts: Palermo | Ends: Taormina Prices Per Person, Double Occupancy:

$11,795 (JAN – MID MAR, AUG, MID NOV – DEC) $12,295 (MID MAR – JUL, SEP – MID NOV)

$7,495 (NOV – MAR) $8,895 (APR – OCT)

Enjoy a balmy afternoon in Rome, visit Florence, the capital of Italy’s Tuscany region, and home to many masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture, one of its most iconic sights is the Duomo, and enjoy a sunrise over the canals of Venice. From the Coliseum in Rome to the charming canals in 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.

Sicily is rich with ruins from Phoenician, Greek and Roman times, and Byzantine, Arab and Baroque influences are seen on every corner of the island. Taormina is a coastal city that is dominated by the gigantic cone of nearby Mt. Etna. It is filled with a historical past. Visit the Valley of the Temples, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most representative places of Greek civilization. Enjoy the sights of the Royal Palace, the Catacombs and Monreale, one of the largest extensions of Byzantine mosaics and the cloister of the Benedictine abbey.

Inclusions:

Highlights:

Inclusions:

Highlights:

• All transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car and driver • Your own private expert local guides • 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 prominent 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

• All transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car and driver • Your own private expert local guides • Accommodations as shown • Meals as indicated in the itinerary

• Explore the active volcano site of Mt. Etna • Discover the wonders of Taormina’s winding streets and marvelous history • Visit several UNESCO sites on your drive to Siracusa • Stroll the cobblestones of Erice atop Mount San Giuliano

D AYS 1 – 2

D AY 4

DAYS 1 – 3

DAYS 4 – 7

Rome, ITALY Bernini Bristol

Meals: B

DAYS 8 – 10

M ea l s : B

Venice Hotel Centurion Palace

Meals: B

Florence Grand Hotel Villa Medici

Mea l s : B, 1L

Palermo, SICILY, ITALY Grand Hotel Villa Igiea

D AY 3

Mea l s : B L

Agrigento Grand Hotel Villa Athena

Meals: B L

Agrigento/Siracusa Grand Hotel Altea Siracusa

D AYS 5 – 8

Meals: B 2L

Taormina & Depart Home Grand Hotel Timeo

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PORTUGAL

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8 Days Pre-Designed Journey

11 Days Pre-Designed Journey

Travel Experience by private car with guide

Travel Experience by private car with guide

2017 Prices

2017 Prices

Starts: Lisbon | Ends: Porto Prices Per Person, Double Occupancy:

Starts: Madrid | Ends: Barcelona Prices Per Person, Double Occupancy:

$7,995 (NOV – FEB) $8,395 (JUL – AUG) $8,595 (APR – JUNE, SEP-OCT)

$9,995 (NOV – MAR) $10,995 (APR – OCT) Intra-tour Air: From $275

Portugal is a country that invites you to savor its many charms and treasures. The country has rhythm and rhyme that touches the heart and makes you believe that the world really is a beautiful place. You’ll be enchanted by Lisbon’s medieval quarter and the alluring Art Deco cafes. The palaces and gardens of Sintra give you a sense of history along with a greater appreciation of artistic achievement. Explore Coimbra, the charming university town, which has one of the oldest universities in Europe, established in 1537. Enjoy a river cruise aboard a Rabelo boat with wine and appetizers.

Your journey to Spain will immediately give you a sensation of its extraordinary beauty, splendid landscapes, stunning artistic achievements and superb cuisine. Madrid, the majestic capital of Spain, is best known for its magnificent skies, whose luminous grandeur has been immortalized in many of Velazquez’s famous paintings. You will have an opportunity to visit the magnificent Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao.

Inclusions:

Highlights:

Inclusions:

Highlights:

• All transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car and driver • Your own private expert local guides • Accommodations as shown • Meals as indicated in the itinerary

• See panoramic views of Discoveries Monument and Belem Tower, 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

• All transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car and driver • Your own private expert local guides • Accommodations as shown • Meals as indicated in the itinerary

• Explore Madrid’s world famous Prado Museum • Enjoy a tapas tour in Madrid & a pintxos tour in San Sebastian • Private Wine visit in La Rioja with lunch • See Bilbao’s magnificent Guggenheim Museum • Tour Barcelona’s Boqueria Market, the bustling Las Ramblas and the Gothic Quarter • Marvel at Barcelona’s Gaudi Architecture

DAYS 1 – 4

DAYS 5 – 8

Meals: B 1L

D AYS 1 – 3

Meals: B 1L

D AYS 4 – 6

Lisbon, PORTUGAL Lapa Palace Hotel

Porto & Depart Home The Yeatman

Mea l s : B

D AY 7

Mea l s : B

D AYS 8 – 1 1

Madrid, SPAIN Urso Hotel & Spa

Bilbao/San Sebastian Hotel Maria Cristina

Meals: B

Elciego Hotel Marques De Riscal •

Meals: B

Barcelona & Depart Home Majestic Hotel & Spa

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BALTICS

TALLINN, ESTONIA

RIGA, LATVIA

VILNIUS, LITHUANIA

8 Days - Pre-Designed Journey

2017 Prices

Travel Experience by private car with guide

Starts: Tallinn Ends: Vilnius

Inclusions:

Highlights:

• All transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car and driver • Your own private expert local guides • Accommodations as shown • Meals as indicated in the itinerary

• Visit the medieval Old Town of Tallinn, a UNESCO World Heritage site • Visit the magnificent Art Nouveau (Jugendstil) Museum in Riga • Take an excursion to the Trakai Island Castle • Enjoy Vilnius, which is well known for its Baroque architecture

Prices Per Person, Double Occupancy: $4,975

The Baltic States are located in north-central Europe and on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea. They are Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania who have gained their independence from the former U.S.S.R. in 1991.

DAYS 1 – 2

DAYS 3 – 4

DAYS 5 – 8

M e a ls : B

Tallinn, Estonia Telegraaf Hotel Arrive Tallinn and after clearing customs and immigration, you will be transferred to your hotel . Tallinn is Estonia’s capital on the Baltic Sea. Your visit will include the medieval Old Town of Tallinn, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Town Hall was built in the 13th century, sits in historic Tallinn’s main square. Other sites to be seen are St. Nicholas’ Church, a 13th-century landmark exhibiting ecclesiastical art, the ruins of Pirita Convent, which was a monastery for both monks and nuns. Of course you don’t want to miss the Estonian Open Air Museum which is set up as an 18th century village featuring authentic peasant homes, a mill, tavern, school and a chapel.

M e a ls : B

Riga, Latvia Dome Hotel & Spa Drive to Riga today, stopping in Estonia’s most popular resort town of Parnu for a coffee break, before continuing to Gauja National Park in order to visit the Turaida Museum Reserve. Turaida means “God’s Garden”, which is a tall, red-brick castle built in 1214 on the site of a Liv stronghold. Continue on your journey to Riga, Latvia’s capital set on the Baltic Sea. This city is well known for its wooden buildings, art nouveau architecture and medieval Old Town. You will have an opportunity to visit the magnificent Art Nouveau (Jugendstil) Museum.

M e a ls : B

Vilnius, Lithuania & Depart Home Stikliai Hotel Today we continue to Lithuania’s capital city of Vilnius. It is well known for its Baroque architecture. On our journey to Vilnius, we will stop off in Kaunas to visit the Rumsiskes Open Air Muesum, as well as the Devil Museum, a bizarre museum that owes its existence to the eccentric Antanas Zmuidzinavicius (1876-1966) who collected over 2,000 depictions of devils from all over the world. We will also have an opportunity to drive to Trakai, to visit the Trakai Island Castle whose history dates back to the 14th century.

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RUSSIA

MOSCOW

ST. PETERSBURG

8 Days - Pre-Designed Journey

2017 Prices

Travel Experience by private car with guide

Starts: Moscow Ends: St. Petersburg Prices Per Person, Double Occupancy: $6,495 Low Season (OCT. – APR) $6,795 Shoulder Season (MID JUL – SEP) $7,095 High Season (MID MAY – MID JUL) *Based upon Friday arrival in Moscow

Inclusions:

Highlights:

• All transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car and driver • Your own private expert local guides • Accommodations as shown • Meals as indicated in the itinerary

• Tour Red Square including a visit to St. Basil’s Cathedral • Visit the Kremlin and see the Fabergé eggs • See the exquisite Diamond Fund exhibit • Enjoy a performance at the Bolshoi or Mariinsky Theater • Experience the Hermitage with an early morning entrance

D AYS 1 – 3

Me als : B

Moscow, RUSSIA Ararat Park Hyatt 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.

D AYS 4 – 8

Me als : B

St. Petersburg & Depart Home Belmond 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 Peterhof (Peter’s Court), the sumptuous summer residence of former Russian Emperors. Tsar Village (Pushkin), 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. On Day 8 you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight home or to your next destination.

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CENTRAL EUROPE

PRAGUE, CESKY KRUMLOV, CZECH REPUBLIC • VIENNA, AUSTRIA BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA • BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

12 Days - Pre-Designed Journey

2017 Prices

Travel Experience by private car with guide Inclusions: • All transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car and driver • Your own private expert local guides • Accommodations as shown • Meals as indicated in the itinerary

Starts: Prague Ends: Budapest

Highlights: • Visit the Spanish Riding School in Vienna • Cruise on the Danube • Cross the Charles Bridge after visiting the Prague Castle district • Walk through Prague’s Old Town Square • Spend the day in Europe’s “youngest” capital and visit its hilltop castle • Explore Budapest, a dynamic city with extensive World Heritage sites

DAYS 1 – 4

DAYS 5 – 8

Prices Per Person, Double Occupancy: $14,750

M e a ls : B

Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC Four Season Prague On arrival in Prague you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Tour Prague visiting Strahov Library, the Prague Castle District, Lobkowicz Palace and then walk to the Castle Gardens arriving at Lesser Town. Visit Kampa Island, John Lennon Wall and cross the Charles Bridge. A walking tour will take you to Old Town, the Jewish Quarter, Old Town Square and the Royal Route with a private tour of the Municipal House and Estate Theater. Optional tours include a visit to Terezin with a Holocaust survivor or hiking, biking or shopping.

M e a ls : B

Prague/Cesky Krumlov/Vienna, AUSTRIA Hotel Imperial Take a walking tour of the city visiting the Stephansdom and Hofburg Imperial Apartments. See the State Opera House and visit Kunstkammer and Maschmarkt. You will visit the famous Spanish Riding School to see either the morning exercises of the horses or a performance. Visit Schoenbrunn for a private tour of Bergl apartments, and them Belvedere Palace to see Klimt’s collection. Take a full day excursion to the Wachau Valley stopping in Krems, with a river cruise on the Danube to Duerstain and visiting local villages and a private wine cellar. Visit Melk and the Melk Monastery.

DAYS 9 – 1 2

M e a ls : B 1 L

Prague/Bratislava, SLOVAKIA/ Budapest, HUNGARY & Depart Home Four Seasons Gresham Palace Continue your journey today to Bratislava, one of Europe’s youngest capitals and most dynamic developing cities. Explore the cobbled streets and quaint squares of the historic city center. After lunch continue to Budapest, the capital of Hungary. Enjoy some of the buildings that still emanate the old glory, among them the beautiful Hungarian Opera House, the Majestic Parliament Building and the eclectic Fishermen’s Bastian, one of the best vantage points in Budapest. Visit the Castle District, the historic heart of Budapest, Millennial Monument of Heroes’ Square, built in 1896 as an entrance to the World Exhibition that was to come.

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YOUR WORLD, YOUR DESTINATION

CUSTOM MADE JOURNEYS TH E AMER I CA S Tour colonial cities and wander through Mayan ruins of Mexico; become immersed in the music, culture and essence of Cuba; learn the tango, shop in colorful markets, and thrill to the adventure and excitement of Central and South America.

MIDDL E EA ST See the awe-inspiring Treasury at the red city of Petra; mingle with the Bedouins in the United Arab Emirates; cruise the Nile and view ancient temples; swim in the Dead Sea – experience all that is unique in the Middle East.

AFRIC A Venture into the Atlas Mountains; seek out the mountain gorillas of Rwanda; encounter Africa’s unique wildlife on game viewing drives and walks; sit under the brilliant stars of the African night skies and sip sundowners…there is no place on earth like Africa.

SOU TH PA CI FI C Take a yacht cruise around beautiful Sydney harbor; bungee jump or go white water rafting in New Zealand; witness the Mudmen ritual in Papua New Guinea; the South Pacific offers something for everyone.

AS IA Marvel at the Taj Mahal at sunrise and sunset; ply the waters amid the karst formations of Halong Bay; explore the ancient temple of Angkor Wat; or shop in the Ginza District of Tokyo. Asia welcomes you and beckons you to experience its many wonders.

EUROP E Take in the magnificence of Versailles; stand in wonderment at the sight of Stonehenge; bask in the glory of Neuschwanstein Castle; see the steep vineyards while cruising the Moselle…you’ll never tire of the endless sights to explore in Europe.


SCANDINAVIA

For Those Who Love The Outdoors & Great Design

For those who love the idea of the great outdoors and are inspired by great design, Lakani World Tours can take you to visit Scandinavia and all that it has to offer. Plan to visit Denmark, Sweden and or Finland. Travel by plane, car, ferry or even dog sled to visit this amazingly beautiful area of the world. While the weather may be preferred in the summer, there is adventure to be enjoyed in the winter as well. Your adventure may begin or end at any given point but might well begin in Helsinki, Finland where you will see and visit Esplanade Park, Market Square, Senate Square, Parliament, and a variety of museums. Copenhagen, Denmark is a sophisticated capital city that offers some of the most magical sightseeing. Here you will see the Little Mermaid, the Royal Palace and visit Rosenborg Castle and Tivoli Gardens. From Copenhagen you can visit North Sealand and Viking Land. Take the ferry to Stockholm, Sweden where you will visit the Vasa Museum, the Royal Palace, the Gamla Stan and the Skansen Open-Air Museum. You might venture from the capital to Gothenburg and Malmö. Continue on to Norway and its capital of Oslo where you can visit Frogner Park, the Viking Ship Museum and Munch Museum. End your journey in Bergen and point north in the spectacular scenery of the fjords. Depending on your interests, the time of year you travel and how adventurous you are you might consider doing some of the following: • Travel by a variety of different methods throughout Scandinavia • Plan your trip for winter and a stay at the ICEHOTEL in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden, some 200 kilometers / 125 miles north of the Arctic Circle. Here you may see the Northern Lights • The following activities are all available in Scandinavia: walking, cycling, horseback riding, golf, swimming, kayaking, ice fishing, snowmobiling and/or dog sledding • Charter a boat for a full day on the water in the fjords • Shop for high fashion and interior and household items with the latest design trends.

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EXPLORE THE UNITED KINGDOM Beyond London

For many travelers, London is one of the first foreign cities visited on an overseas trip. While London’s abundance of sights makes it worthy of many return visits, there is so much more to the United Kingdom. Travel north of the city to two of the most remarkable university towns - Oxford and Cambridge. Continue on to York with a side trip to Peak National Park or perhaps Robin Hood’s Sherwood Forest. Edinburgh definitely deserves at least a two or three day stay – especially if you plan to be there during the annual Tattoo Festival, which is highly recommended. Leave the Scottish capital and visit the impressive Stirling Castle en route to Inverness Ferry across the Sea of Moyle to Northern Ireland and walk the prehistoric Giant’s Causeway, visit stunning Dunluce Castle, ramble along the historic walls of Londonderry, or take a “Game of Thrones” tour. Journey to North Wales, where you’ll discover a different language, interesting culture, and spectacular landscapes. Follow the northern coast of Wales to Llandudno and see the impressive Conwy Castle. Back in England, visit Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon, then continue South through the charming Cotswold’s to Bristol and the Roman antiquities of Bath. Spend a few hours contemplating the gigantic pillars of Stonehenge, perhaps climb the tower of Salisbury Cathedral and the White Cliffs of Dover – before leaving the astonishing and unforgettable United Kingdom. Let Lakani help you gain access to the history, culture, and captivating wonders of the United Kingdom on a vacation that will stay in your heart and mind forever. • Take a walking tour of Oxford, see the famous Bodleian Library, Radcliffe Camera, and visit the historic Ashmolean Museum • Uncover the mystery of Mary King’s Close in Edinburgh and hear about its ghost stories • Sample Irish Whiskey at Old Bushmills, the oldest working distillery in Ireland • View magnificent panoramas aboard the Llandudno Cable Car in Wales • Visit the caves of Cheddar Gorge in Somerset, where the cheese by the same name originated • Check out the eco biomes of the Eden Project in Cornwall • Ferry across to the Isle of Wight to see Queen Victoria’s Osbourne House, and tour ancient Roman Villas

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EASTER ISLAND Amazing Wonders

Easter Island is a magical mysterious place located in a remote area in the southeastern Pacific Ocean some 2,300 miles west of South America. A Chilean territory, Easter Island is a volcanic island known for its intriguing archaeological sites. There are approximately 900 monumental statues, called moai, created by the early Rapa Nui inhabitants during the 10th-16th centuries. In 1995 UNESCO named Easter Island a World Heritage Site, with much of the island protected within Rapa Nui National Park. The moai are carved figures with oversized heads, often resting on massive rock altars. Polynesian people most likely settled on Easter Island sometime between 700 to 1100 AD, and created a thriving and industrious culture as evidenced by the island’s numerous enormous stone moai and other artifacts. By the time of European arrival in 1722, the island’s population had dropped to 2,000–3,000 from an estimated high of approximately 15,000 just a century earlier. European diseases and Peruvian slave raiding in the 1860s further reduced the Rapa Nui population, to a very low number of inhabitants in 1877. Begin your exploration with a stop at Rano Kao, one of three extinct volcanoes on the island whose crater is pocked with over 100 small lakes. Rano Kao was the second of the three volcanoes to erupt about 2.5 million years ago. Growing inside the crater are grapes, bananas, and totora, a reed used extensively for houses, boats and other uses. Visit Rano Raraku, one of the most interesting archaeological sites not only on Easter Island but also in the entire world. Here you can find 396 moai in the quarry, which is an extinct volcano that has an amazing fresh water crater. Some of the statues are still encrusted in the rock of the quarry, never to be moved. Others are in a process of getting their backs finalized and highlighted and some are in the “staging area” waiting for the moving crew to bring the moai to its destined ahu. You will also see the largest moai ever carved, Te Tokanga or El Gigante, which measures a staggering 66 feet and weighs an estimated 220 tons. Continue your drive to Ahu Tongariki, one of the most visually stunning sites on the island. Not only is Tongariki the largest reconstructed site on the island; it is also the largest reconstructed temple in all of Polynesia. The site’s 15 moai were restored in the 1980’s after a huge tsunami came ashore in 1960 and tossed 80-ton moai as far as 1500 feet inland. From the vantage point at Orongo, the curvature of the earth can be seen with an unending vista of the ocean. Orongo was restored in 1974 by William Mulloy, who reconstructed 47 houses, many of which had collapsed or had been torn down by treasure hunters. He also established the first set of trails through the site.

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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 with high concentrations of elephant and lions, and 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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GREECE

Historical, Cultural & Visual Splendor

A holiday in Greece will give the traveler an opportunity to visit the archaeological sites of ancient Greek history from the Paleolithic Era to the Roman Period, experience the city life of Athens and finish a tour in the lovely Greek islands. A tour of Greece will take you on an educational adventure of ancient history with a strong impact on Western civilization, and bring you fully into the here and now in cosmopolitan and sophisticated Athens and the Greek Islands. On the Greek mainland, visit Athens city center, Syntagma Square, the Temple of Zeus, the Arch of the Emperor Hadrian, the iconic Parthenon and the imposingly impressive Acropolis. From Athens, venture to the Peloponnese and Delphi. Pass through the Corinth Canal. Visit the Mycenae’s, and Nauplion, the first capital of Greece and a very beautiful small town. Continue on to Mystras and the old castle-town of Monemvasia. Time permitting, you may wish to visit the cradle of civilization of ancient Olympia. Or, continue on to Kalambaka to visit the Meteora monasteries which are spectacularly perched atop the rocky pinnacles in Thessaly. Or, Mount Olympus en route to Thessaloniki. Finish your vacation in Greece spending few days on one or more of the beautiful Greek islands – most popular and most often visited are Santorini, Sifnos, Crete and Mykonos. • Run a lap at the Stadium, where the first modern Olympics were held. • Marvel at the archaeological sites, ancient theaters and unique architectural diversity of Greece. • Experience a full day tour to Diros Caves at Gytheion Port, one of the prettiest lake caves in the world. • Take a horse-back ride through the old stone built villages. • Travel between islands by high speed boat. • Relax on a private catamaran cruise. • Consider a friend / family cruise on some of the best yachts sailing the Greek waters.

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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 verifying 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 2016. 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 2016.

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