ONE OF A KIND ESCORTED GROUP TOURS Membership limited to maximum 14 travelers A collection of 2020 Travel Experiences Bhutan & Nepal | Colombia | Israel, Petra, Egypt | Italy | New Zealand
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A Letter From The President Dear World Travelers, It is with great pleasure that we present to you our collection of Group Tours for 2020. These itineraries are crafted to meet the needs of those travelers that enjoy traveling in the company of like-minded people, some of whom form long-lasting friendships. With just 8-14 guests on each departure, you have access to luxury boutique hotels and lodges, authentic encounters with locals, travel in private planes and boats, private performances, and generally enjoy a more personalized experience. Travel through Italy’s Tuscan and Umbrian countryside, with UNESCO World Heritage Site hilltop villages, cheese and wine tastings; dinner at a medieval stone house restaurant owned by a Michelin Starred Chef, and a visit to the estate of Italian designer, Brunello Cucinelli. Step back in ancient history on a journey through Israel, Jordan, and Egypt where you explore archaeological treasures in modern-day comfort. Fly aboard private charter aircraft as you explore splendid temples, majestic mountains, and spiritual culture of India, Nepal, & Bhutan on an extraordinary journey. Discover the landscapes, art, and colonial heritage of Colombia by private charter flights, and see why the country is a top producer of quality coffee. Or take in the incredible scenery, natural wonders, Maori culture, and adventure of New Zealand on a journey using private planes to fly on a schedule that allows the flexibility to see the best of the North and South Islands. Accompanied by a Lakani Tour Manager, who acts as your personal concierge, delight in luxury accommodations, enjoy the chance to dine where and when you please on Lakani’s Signature Dine by Choice program, and you can leave your wallet at home with the all-inclusive nature of these programs. Ideal for single travelers, couples, or friends, these tours are only available in 2020 with one or two departures only. We hope you can join us. With best traveling wishes, Heidi Lakani
Sustainable Tourism Lakani is strongly dedicated to the principles of responsible tourism. We endeavor to protect the environment, economy, and the cultures of the destinations that we include in our programs. With that effort in mind, we choose destinations that support sustainable tourism. For instance, New Zealand has created a board that is dedicated to promoting sustainability in all the tourism businesses in the country and are committed to seeing all of them complying by 2025. Watch for evidence of that endeavor in the areas you visit. Bhutan has earned a reputation as an exclusive and distinctive destination while ensuring long-term sustainability. This is due to the control of tourism in terms of types of trips and quantity of visitors right from the start. Bhutan’s leaders were keenly aware that an unrestricted flow of tourists could negatively impact the pristine environment and unique culture, so limits have been set, making this truly a special destination.
When visiting Israel, it is clear that there is a need for water conservation and guests are encouraged to adhere to the guidelines set by the establishments in which we stay. While traveling throughout the country we encounter diverse traditions and we urge travelers to respect all residents by being sensitive to all cultural traditions. Colombia is rich in biodiversity, with over 1500 kinds of orchids that can’t be found anywhere else in the world, prompting many travelers to visit the country. The government is determined to see that the increase in tourism is sustainable and community based. Therefore, they are certifying cities and towns that comply with sustainable tourism regulations to provide wealth, productivity, and opportunities for all, while protecting the environment and culture. You may notice that Bogota is becoming greener, with a bicycle path throughout the city, and by closing roads to cars on Sundays.
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Escorted Group Tours An all-inclusive, fully escorted and highly personalized travel experience to exotic locations perfectly describes the Lakani Group Tours. Intimate parties of no more than 14 people travel under the leadership of an experienced, knowledgeable, serviceoriented Tour Manager. When Lakani says all-inclusive, we mean all-inclusive, from the time you arrive – until the last day of the tour. All sightseeing, accommodations and meals are included in the cost, except for caviar and alcohol. Bottled water, soft drinks, coffee or tea are provided with meals. And gratuities to all but the tour manager are included in the price.
Luggage One-Touch Enjoy the best that your vacation has to offer without any worries about your luggage. Lakani’s exclusive “luggage one-touch” service assures that once your luggage arrives in the first city of the journey, you won’t have to handle it again until after your departure from the last city of the tour.
Dine by Choice Touring with Lakani is personal and flexible due to opportunities like the “Dine by Choice” program. Enjoy a private dinner for two at a local eatery of your choice, join traveling companions in the hotel’s fine dining restaurant or relax in your room and order room service. Fancy breakfast in bed? It’s your vacation and you deserve the luxury of choosing your own way of dining on your Escorted Group Tour. And it’s included in the cost of your tour!
Comprehensive Sightseeing Join a Lakani Escorted Group Tour and you will never be expected to purchase optional excursions along the way. Lakani has already done the research and included the most interesting sights with entrance fees all paid for. While other tour companies leave these as options to purchase en route, Lakani includes these must-see sights in the cost of your tour. Additionally, you have the advantage of enjoying these highlights in the company of expert English-speaking guides specially chosen for your journey.
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ONE OF A KIND TRAVEL EXPERIENCE Be inspired. Indulge in an exclusive and unique opportunity. Lakani’s “One of a Kind Escorted Group Tours” celebrates special moments of each destination – with usually only one departure at the optimum travel time. Keeping in mind your valuable time, each tour is designed to give you flexibility and personalization. By traveling in private chartered aircrafts and utilizing luxurious vehicles, it allows you just the right amount of time at each site. Your journey with an intimate party of like-minded travelers and your Lakani Personal Concierge (Tour Manager) will be one you will remember for many years to come.
Tour Expert Jan Moester
Tour Expert John Webley
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Why Lakani? After many decades of providing extraordinary journeys, the team at Lakani are consummate tour planners. With Heidi Lakani at the helm, you can be sure that your experience will be nothing less than spectacular. She has traveled around the world accompanying the most discerning travelers, learning what makes them happy and how to exceed expectations. Thatâ€™s why you will find exclusive events and private visits in just about every itinerary. The small group size allows for a much more personalized vacation. You will never be nickeled and dimed. Your time is valuable, so you donâ€™t need to worry about the details. Just enjoy the journey.
Locally Chartered Aircraft Most of the journeys in this collection of Group Tours are using privately chartered flights to take you from place to place. With the limited number of guests, it is possible to take advantage of chartering planes to allow for more flexibility and to give you more time in each destination. Chartered flights often leave from exclusive terminals, offering efficiency in departure and arrival procedures as well as less traffic getting to and from the airport. You will also enjoy the added comfort on board.
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I ’ D R AT H E R LO O K B AC K AT M Y L I F E A N D SAY “I CAN’T BELIEVE I D I D T H AT,” T H A N SAY “I WISH I D I D T H AT.”
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ESCORTED GROUP HOTELS 2020 Indulge in sumptuous luxury and fling open the curtains for views of the mountains, lakes, sea, city, or garden. With Lakani you can rest assured that the accommodations in each place have been chosen with your ultimate enjoyment and comfort in mind.
King David Hotel Deluxe Old City View Room | Jerusalem, Israel
Kempinsi Dead Sea Jr. Suite | Dead Sea, Jordan
Movenpick Hotel Jr. Suite | Petra, Jordan
Sonesta St. George Presidential Suite | Nile River, Egypt
Four Seasons Nile Plaza Nile View Corniche Suite | Cairo, Egypt
The Leela Palace Executive Suite | Delhi, India
Dwarika’s Hotel Jr. Suite | Kathmandu, Nepal
Taj Tashi Deluxe Suite | Thimphu, Bhutan
Uma Como One Bedroom Villa | Paro, Bhutan
Taj Swarna Executive Suite | Amritsar, India
Four Seasons Casa Medina Executive Suite | Bogota, Colombia
Casa San Carlos Lodge Jr. Suite | Pereira, Colombia
Superbly located on an elevated site, offering incomparable views of the Old City walls, minarets and domes.
A relaxing cruise along the historic Nile River in luxurious comfort, elegance, and design.
Luxurious accommodations designed to recreate a 15th-17th century environment with authentic Nepali crafts and woodwork.
Fusing modern design with traditional elegance that embody the best of Punjab’s iconic history, art, and culture.
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Situated on the edge of the Dead Sea with a luxury spa that provides relaxing experiences infused with its rich minerals.
Overlooking the felucca filled Nile River, just a short drive from the majestic pyramids, 12th-century citadel and the ancient Egyptian Museum.
Enchanting Dzong architecture and classical hand-drawn Buddhist murals, nestled in the heart of Thimphu Valley.
Recognized as one of the finest Bogota hotels, this stately and urbane jewel is perfectly nestled in the Zona G (for Gastronomy.)
Directly at the entrance to the historic city of Petra, your accommodation are filled with Middle Eastern fabrics and textures.
A palatial luxury hotel, standing near the Diplomatic Enclave, Prime Minister’s residence, the Secretariat, and historical monuments.
The most exclusive private villas in Bhutan, combining local artisanship with Como’s contemporary style.
Declared World Heritage by UNESCO, Casa San Carlos is nestled in the Colombian Coffee Cultural Landscape.
ONE OF A KIND HAND SELECTED LUXURY ACCOMMODATIONS Experience these intimate and charming boutique hotels, which will add a unique element to your travel experience.
Hotel Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Deluxe Room | Cartagena, Colombia
Belmond Castello Di Casole Deluxe Room | Casole d’Elsa, Italy
Spread across 4,200 acres, this 10th-century estate is the perfect place to experience the wonders of rural Italy.
The St Regis Florence delivers old world grandeur, five-star service, and an exceptional location that’s literally a stone’s throw from the Arno River.
Hotel IL Pelicano Seaview Room | Porto Ercole, Italy
Terme Di Saturnia Spa & Golf Resort Deluxe Room | Saturnia, Italy
Sina Brufani Jr. Suite | Perugia, Italy
The St. Regis Deluxe Room | Rome, Italy
Huka Lodge Jr. Suite | Taupo, New Zealand
Wharekauhau Cottage Suite | Palliser Bay, New Zealand
Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa Prestige Suite | Queenstown, New Zealand
SO Auckland Club Room | Auckland, New Zealand
Located in colonial Cartagena, steps from House of Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Plaza de San Diego.
Luxury boutique hotel in Porto Ercole is a familiar romantic getaway for discerning guests all over the world on the Tuscan Coast.
The Grande Dame of Rome. Rome’s first deluxe hotel, conveniently located in the heart of the city.
Combining local Maori spirit with sophisticated French luxury in premium alpine resort of Queenstown.
The age-old geological formations of the southernmost part of the Tuscan Maremma ensure the spring water is completely pure.
Experience one of the top lodges in New Zealand. It has received many top international awards.
The St. Regis Florence Premium Room | Florence, Italy
Located in the center of Perugia, Sina Brufani with an ancient tradition in the luxury hospitality is home of royalty and celebrities since 1884.
Immerse yourself in the warmth and atmosphere of life at Wharekauhau, Heaven on Earth.
Inspired by New Zealand’s landscape and boasting panoramic views of its harbor, this beautifully designed hotel is a true architectural landmark.
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2020 NEPAL & BHUTAN
by Charter Aircraft
DELHI • KATHMANDU • PARO • THIMPHU • AMRITSAR March 19 – 30, 2020 | Starts/Ends: Delhi, India
Relax and travel in true comfort aboard our chartered aircraft, and have all of your needs taken care of by your dedicated flight crew.
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Accompanied by a Lakani Tour Manger, discover the fascinating and colorful cultures and beauty of the Himalayan region. Discover stunning panoramas and encounter unforgettable cultures as you step back in time to tour the Himalayan kingdoms of Nepal and Bhutan. See the glory of Mount Everest on a flightseeing adventure. Visit Nepalese temples and stupas to learn about their traditions, then travel to Bhutan to experience their colorful cultural heritage. Hike to see the incredible view from the famed Tiger’s Nest. Stand in awe at Amritsar’s Golden Temple, the most important pilgrimage site of Sikhism.
Tour Cost $48,995 per person, double occupancy Single accommodations supplement $8,475
Young Bhutanese monks
Stupa in Kathmandu DELHI, INDIA LEELA PALACE NEW DELHI MAR. 19 , 2020 Arrive in Delhi where you will be met and transferred to your luxury hotel. KATHMANDU, NEPAL DWARIKA’S HOTEL MAR. 20, 21 & 22, 2020 Today we board our private charter plane to the Himalayan wonder of Kathmandu in Nepal. Flight-see around Mount Everest and meet a noted mountaineer who conquered the climb. Visit Nepalese holy sites including the amazing Swayambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and more. THIMPHU, BHUTAN TAJ TASHI MAR. 23 & 24, 2020 Fly by private charter to the magical Kingdom of Bhutan, where success is measured in happiness. Tour the enriching National Memorial Chorten, beautiful Tashichho Dzong medieval fortress, Buddhist monasteries, and Dzongs. Visit the renowned School of Arts and Crafts to watch students create Bhutanese masterpieces on cloth.
Golden Temple, Amritsar
PARO, BHUTAN MAR. 25 & 26, 2020 UMA BY COMO PARO Drive through the high mountain countryside to Paro, enroute visiting the incredible cultural collections at the National Museum. Hike to the sacred and awe-inspiring Taktshang Monastery, ‘Tigers Nest,’ a jewel overlooking the Paro Valley. Enjoy a lesson in archery, the national sport, and experience a blessing by the Chief Monk at Kyichu Lhakhang Temple. Delight in a colorful Bhutanese Folk Dance performance. AMRITSAR, INDIA TAJ SWARNA MAR. 27 & 28, 2020 Fly in our charter aircraft to northern India and the mystical city of Amritsar. Bask in the glory of the massive Golden Temple – famed Sikh pilgrimage site. The pure gold leaf dome glows in the morning sun and is reflected in the holy waters of the temple pool. DELHI, INDIA & DEPART HOME LEELA PALACE NEW DELHI MAR. 29 - 30, 2020 Return to Delhi by charter aircraft for an afternoon at leisure before boarding your late evening flight home or to your next destination.
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Israel – Jordan – Egypt with Nile Cruise
By Charter Aircraft | A 15-Day Journey of the Holy Land Mar. 2 – 16, 2020 & Oct. 12 – 26, 2020 | Begins: Tel Aviv, Israel Ends: Cairo, Egypt Step back in history as you follow the trails of the ancient Jews, Romans, Nabaeteans, and Egyptians on this fascinating tour of the Middle East. Accompanied by an expert Lakani Tour Manager, explore archaeological treasures, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and uncover historic cultures of Israel, Jordan, and Egypt. Visit old churches, stunning temples, and ancient cities. Take a dip in the Dead Sea and spend a day in the impressive Red Rose City, known as Petra. Cruise the Nile and become immersed in tales of ancient Egyptian Kings and Queens. Much like the ancient pharaohs, your memories of this journey will be eternal.
Tour Cost: $38,795 per person, double occupancy Single accommodations supplement: $6,950
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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL MAR. 2, 3, 4 & 5 | OCT. 12, 13, 14 & 15 King David Hotel
Western Wall, Jerusalem
Arrive Tel Aviv where you will be met by your VIP greeter, assisted through immigration and baggage claim, and transferred to your luxury hotel in Jerusalem. Gather together for a welcome cocktail party to meet fellow travelers and your Lakani Tour Manager. Explore the wondrous jewels of Jerusalem and its surroundings. Travel up the scenic coast to Caesarea, the 2000-year-old ancient city built to honor Augustus Caesar, and the harbor from which St. Paul was said to have been taken prisoner to Rome – spurring the spread of Christianity. See a wealth of Roman, Byzantine, Arab and Crusader ruins in the area. Continue to Haifa and take in stunning views from Mount Carmel. Visit the prominent Bahai Shrine with its impressive gardens, and peaceful Stella Maris Monastery. Venture to the desert caves of Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found, on the northern shore of the Dead Sea. Take the cable car up Masada – an UNESCO World Heritage Site – where the last stronghold of the Jews during the First Jewish-Roman War in the 1st Century AD was located. Tour the archaeological remains on the plateau and capture panoramic views of the desert below. Take an excursion to the village of Ein Karem to visit the Church of St. John the Baptist and the Basilica of the Visitation. Continue to Bethlehem to tour the Church of the Nativity, built by Constantine in the 4th Century over the cave traditionally considered to be the birthplace of Jesus.
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Relaxing in the Dead Sea
Rock formation at Wadi Rum
The Treasury at Petra
DEAD SEA, JORDAN MAR. 6 | OCT. 16
Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea
Depart Jerusalem this morning and travel overland to Jordan via the Allenby Bridge. Visit the city of Madaba and step inside the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George to find the 6th-century mosaic map of ancient Holy Land covering the floor of the church. Discover more Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics in the nearby UNESCO World Heritage Site of Umm ar-Rasas. See Mount Nebo, where Moses climbed to survey the Promised Land. Arrive at your accommodation at a luxury resort on the shore of the Dead Sea for an overnight.
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PETRA, JORDAN MAR. 7 & 8 | OCT. 17 & 18
Movenpick Resort Petra
Enjoy the morning at leisure for a dip in the salty Dead Sea and perhaps a swim in the infinity pool. After lunch, depart for the Red Rose City of Petra. Your hotel is just steps away from the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Spend a whole day exploring the ancient Nabataean capital. Enter the city through the East Siq that leads to the remarkable Treasury. On departure from Petra, you will drive into the desert to Wadi Rum and explore the area aboard a Bedouin 4x4 jeep. Virtually untouched, Wadi Rum is a stupendous, timeless place, where a maze of monolithic rock formations rises from the desert floor. The area has been the setting for many films since Lawrence of Arabia was filmed on location here over 50 years ago. Continue to Aqaba for your private charter flight to Luxor, Egypt.
The Great Temples at Abu Simbel
Felucca ride in Aswan
The Great Pyramids of Giza
LUXOR, EGYPT MAR. 9, 10, 11 & 12 | OCT. 19, 20, 21 & 22 Sonesta St. George I Cruise
Arrive Luxor by your charter flight from Aqaba, Jordan where you will be transferred to your Presidential Suite aboard the marvelous Nile River cruise. In the afternoon we will have a private visit to the tomb of Queen Nefertari, one of Egyptâ€™s most beautiful tombs which has been off limits for years. The wall decorations in the tomb of the first Great Royal wife, Nefertari are simply stunning. Discover ancient Thebes in Luxor and walk the burial grounds of the Valley of the Kings and Queens. En route to Aswan, visit Horus Temple in Edfu, and the Temple of Sobek and Horus in Kom Ombo. Once in Aswan, visit the High Dam and the Philae Temple. Sail in a traditional felucca to Kitchenerâ€™s Island Botanical Gardens.
Tomb of Queen Nefertari
ABU SIMBEL/CAIRO, EGYPT MAR. 13, 14 & 15 | OCT. 23, 24 & 25
Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza
Disembark the cruise in Aswan and board your charter flight to Abu Simbel, where you will see the 3,300 year-old temple of Ramses II, dedicated to the sun god, Ra. It is considered one of the most phenomenal engineering feats in ancient Egypt. After your visit, board the charter flight to Cairo. Admire the Sphinx and the Great Pyramids of Giza. Enjoy the Sound and Light show at the pyramids from the premiere seating area. View some of the treasures of the Tutankhamun collection at the Egyptian Museum, as well as its Mummy Room. Wander through the narrow alleyways of the Khan El Khalili Bazaar. Reminisce with fellow travelers and your Tour Manager at a festive farewell party. MAR. 16 | OCT. 26 DEPART HOME Bid farewell to the Middle East as you transfer to the airport for your onward or homeward bound flight.
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2020 COLOMBIA by Charter Aircraft Bogota • Coffee Region • Medellin • Cartagena Aug 15 – 23, 2020 Begins: Bogota, Colombia Ends: Cartagena, Colombia Delve into the history, art, lifestyle, and biodiversity of Colombia, inhabited since 12,000 BCE and now the 2nd most populated and the 4th largest country in South America. Trace the colonial history, discover the modern art of Fernando Botero and the incredible graffiti art of Medellin, and learn about the biodiversity that Colombia enjoys as you travel by private charter plane from the capital of Bogota to the coffee plantations on the slopes of the Andes, to the Caribbean port city of Cartagena. Why does Colombia produce some of the best coffee in the world, and what is its affect on the economy and life of its people? You’ll come to understand this and much more on this fascinating adventure in Colombia.
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Streets of Bogota
Art Graffiti, Medellin
Women of Colombia
BOGOTA, COLOMBIA FOUR SEASONS CASA MEDINA AUG. 15, 16 & 17, 2020 Arrive Bogota where you will be met by your VIP greeter and transferred to your luxury hotel just steps from the “Zona Gourmet.” Gather together for a welcome cocktail and dinner party to meet fellow travelers and your Lakani Tour Manager. Explore Bogota’s historic center, La Candelaria, where you will be led on a tour of the Gold Museum by a professional curator, admire the art in the Botero Gallery, and visit the Presidential Palace. Enjoy lunch on the beautiful Monserrate hilltop. Sample exotic fruits at the Paloquemao Market. Venture northeast of the city to Zipaquira to see the fascinating underground Salt Cathedral, carved into the halite tunnels of a salt mine.
MEDELLIN & CARTAGENA, COLOMBIA & DEPART HOME AUG. 20, 21, 22 & 23, 2020 HOTEL SOFITEL LEGEND SANTA CLARA Fly aboard a charter plane to Medellin. Experience an authentic tour through the Street Art area, accompanied by a graffiti artist who will relate the stories and history of the neighborhood. After lunch continue to Cartagena and our beautiful hotel.
PEREIRA, COLOMBIA CASA SAN CARLOS LODGE AUG. 18 & 19, 2020 Board your charter flight bound for Pereira, in the coffee-growing region which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn about the coffee process and then experience a tasting at Hacienda Venecia. Take a full-day tour to Filandia and Salento, traditional coffee towns near the scenic Cocora Valley. Drive into the valley and delight in a picnic lunch.
Delight in a full-day private island-hopping experience. Board a private boat decked out with snorkeling equipment, snacks, drinks and lunch. It is a Natural National Park of Colombia, founded to protect one of the most important coral reefs of the Colombian Caribbean coast. Return to the mainland and reminisce with fellow travelers at a festive farewell dinner party. Transfer to the airport for your onward or homeward bound flight.
Ascend Mount Popa to visit the hilltop convent and cloister. The historic complex dates to 1607 and from there you can enjoy magnificent views of the city below. Explore the 16th-century Fortress of San Felipe. In the afternoon relax and enjoy rum and chocolate tasting before touring this historic city by horse and carriage.
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Val dâ€™Orsiaâ€™s scenic beauty
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Baglioni Chapel in Spello
Streets of Assisi FLORENCE & CASOLE D’ELSA, ITALY OCTOBER 4, 5 & 6, 2020
THE ST. REGIS/BELMOND CASTELLO DI CASOLE
Arrive Florence where you will be met by your VIP greeter and transferred to your splendid hotel. Gather together for a welcome dinner party to meet fellow travelers and your Lakani Tour Manager. Drive into the picturesque Tuscan countryside to the charming hill town of Siena. Explore the historic center, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue to Casole d’Elsa and your enchanting hotel. Take a morning excursion into the Val d’Orsia, inscribed into the UNESCO World Heritage Site list for its scenic beauty. Walk through Pienza, and stop at a local farm to taste “Cacio di Pienza,” one of the best Pecorino cheeses in Italy. PORTO ERCOLE HOTEL IL PELICANO October 7 & 8, 2020 Travel to the village of Bolgheri, known for its red Bordeaux-style wines. Tour the historic center on foot, then indulge in a tasting of the famous Sassicaia wine with lunch. Witness the horsemanship of the Butteri (Tuscan cowboys) known for their unsurpassed riding ability.
Hot springs at Saturnia
SATURNIA OCTOBER 9 & 10, 2020 HOTEL TERME DI SATURNIA Drive inland to Pitigliano and see its ancient Etruscan remains. Discover Romanesque churches and buildings in the small town of Sovana. Arrive in Saturnia in time to enjoy the natural hot springs, for which the area is known. Dine in a celebrated medieval village stone house restaurant. Take an excursion to historic Tuscania. PERUGIA SINA BRUFANI OCTOBER 11, 12 & 13, 2020 Visit the Umbrian town of Orvieto, sitting majestically high above the valley on a volcanic stone cliff. Embark on a morning tour of UNESCO World Heritage Site of Assisi. Marvel at the striking Renaissance fresco by Pinturicchio in Spello and discover the luxury fashion brand of Brunello Cucinelli. ROME/DEPART THE ST. REGIS ROME OCTOBER 14 – 15, 2020 Admire the Umbrian vistas en route to Rome, arriving in time for lunch at Pincio Terrace. Capture views of the city from Gianicolo Hill, Aventine Hill, and from the top of Vittoria Emanuel monument. Reminisce with fellow travelers at a festive farewell party. Visit our website: www.lakani.com 17
Scenic New Zealand
2020 NEW ZEALAND by Charter Aircraft Auckland • Taupo • Wellington • Queenstown Nov. 8 – 17, 2020 | Begins: Auckland, NZ Ends: Queenstown, NZ Discover the diverse scenic wonders and unique culture of the North and South Islands of New Zealand. Travel by private charter on a schedule designed to make the most of each destination. Scenic coastlines, wondrous lakes, rushing rivers, idyllic fjords, spectacular mountains and glaciers seem to be around every corner. Enjoy an authentic encounter with Maori people who welcome you into their family, immerse yourself in a working farm dating back to the mid-1800’s, and indulge in a little wine tasting too. If it’s adventure you love, then take the plunge on a bungy jump or just watch, if you prefer. You’ll have plenty of fabulous memories of New Zealand to take home with you.
Tour price is $29,795 per person, double occupancy Single accommodations supplement $5,850
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Hobbiton, New Zealand
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND NOV. 7, 8 & 9, 2020 (Includes Night of Nov. 7 for immediate check-in) SO HOTEL
Arrive Auckland airport where you will be met by your VIP greeter and transferred to your luxury hotel. The night before has been reserved for immediate check-in. Gather for a welcome cocktail and dinner party with fellow travelers and your Lakani Tour Manager. Learn why Auckland is referred to as the “City of Sails” as you explore the sprawling metropolis. Stop at Bastion Point for magnificent views across the harbor and city. Visit One Tree Hill and Cornwall Park where you can see remnants of a Maori fortification.
New Zealand’s own: Sheep
Board a ferry bound for Waiheke Island, renowned for its world class wineries. Tour the island’s isolated bays and inlets; vineyard to sample its wines and also enjoy olive oil tasting at a grower’s estate. HOBBITON/TAUPO, NEW ZEALAND Nov. 10 &11, 2020 HUKA LODGE
Depart Auckland and take a scenic drive past meadows and farmland to Hobbiton, where you’ll step into the movie location of “The Lord of the Rings”. A guide leads you around the 12-acre set where you see the Hobbit Holes, the Mill, and the world-famous Green Dragon Inn. Leave the lush pastures of the Shire and continue to Taupo, and your elegant lodge on the bank of the Waikato River.
Venture on an unforgettable excursion to Lake Rotoiti, where you will be welcomed to a spiritual home of the local Maori people. After they greet you in the traditional way, you’ll be considered one of the family. Spend time in the Ancestral House, talking with locals and learning the rich history of the tribe. Witness the Maori art of flax weaving and carving, then help prepare the traditional hangi meal, cooked in a ground oven.
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One of the Glacier Landings
QUEENSTOWN, NEW ZEALAND NOV. 14, 15 & 16, 2020
SOFITEL QUEENSTOWN HOTEL & SPA
Transfer to the airport for your charter flight to the South Island. Arrive Queenstown, on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, and transfer to your luxury hotel in the heart of the city. Visit the Kawarau Bungy Center, the home of the world’s first commercial bungy jump. Browse charming Arrowtown, then embark on a thrill-packed trip on the Shotover River, traveling deep into the canyon on a jet boat.
Shotover Jet boat ride
PALLISER BAY, NEW ZEALAND NOV. 12 & 13, 2020
WHAREKAUHAU LODGE PALLISER BAY
Fly south aboard a charter plane to Wellington. See the landmarks of the city, including Oriental Bay, Mount Victoria, The Beehive, Old St. Paul’s Church, and ride on Wellington’s historic Cable Car. Drive to your cottage suite accommodations on the vast estate of Wharekauhau Farm, with dramatic vistas of Palliser Bay. Take a guided tour of the fascinating sheep station in a comfortable 4-wheel drive vehicle. See sheep shearing demonstrations and witness the sheep dogs in action.
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Board your helicopter and take off on a fabulous excursion across the lake, passing awe-inspiring ice shelves, and then landing on one of the stunning glaciers. Continue to Milford Sound via Fjordland National Park, flying past hidden valleys, waterfalls and alpine lakes. Land on the Fjordland Jewel and settle in for a fabulous lunch cruise through the fjords. Admire the magnificent scenery and spot wildlife, such as seals, dolphins, and penguins. Return to Queenstown by helicopter and in the evening reminisce with fellow travelers at a festive farewell dinner party. NOV. 17 DEPART HOME Bid farewell to New Zealand as you transfer to the airport for your onward or homeward bound flight.
TERMS & CONDITIONS Reservations and Payments: Deposits and payments for our Select Escorted Group Tours vary according to the individual itinerary. We may require a non-refundable planning fee that will automatically be credited to your final payment. Exact deposits and final payment instructions will be mailed for each program at booking time. Payments may be made by check, wire transfer, American Express, VISA or MasterCard. Each journey will have their own terms and conditions and will be sent out at time of booking with the detailed itinerary. Refunds & Cancellation Policy: All requests to cancel confirmed reservations must be received in writing. Cancellation fees are applicable to land, charter air, single supplement and extensions of any extra services. Any other special policies will be advised at time of booking. Journeys that do not include Chartered Aircraft: Cancellations received: 90 days or more before departure 89 to 60 days before departure 59 to 30 days before departure 29 days or less and en route
Cancellation fee: $500.00 per person 25% of program cost per person 50% of program cost per person 100% of program cost per person
Journeys with Chartered Aircraft in itinerary: Cancellations received: 120 days or more before departure 119 to 90 days before departure 89 to 60 days before departure 59 days or less and en route
Cancellation fee: 10% of program cost per person 25% of program cost per person 50% of program cost per person 100% of program cost per person
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: Three meals per day on an a la carte and DINE BY CHOICE basis, wherever available and practical. Lakani Dine by Choice allows flexible dining in restaurants of the travelers’ choosing. Bottled water, coffee and tea are included with meals. Tour Manager: The services of the Lakani Tour Manager from arrival in the first city until the departure at the end of the tour. 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 by private charter air. Tours that include private charter air will have restrictions, and exact specifications on these tours will be sent at booking time. Gratuities: All gratuities to hotel, restaurant and train staff, local guides and drivers. 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; discretionary end of tour gratuity to the Lakani Tour Manager; and any other items not specifically noted as included. Travelers’ Responsibility: Lakani Escorted Group Tours are considered to be active, requiring participants to be in good health and capable of moderate to strenuous exertion. 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: Refunds will not be made for any missed/unused services or meals Smoking Policy: Smoking is prohibited at group meals, on buses and during all group activities. Airfares: International air is not included and therefore Lakani is not responsible for any air ticket cancellation fees due to itinerary or departure changes or cancellation. 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 Group prices include planning, handling and operational charges, and are based on current exchange rates, tariffs and taxes as of June 2019. 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 group tours. 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 2019.
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