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13 Day Heart of Japan - A Platinum Small Group Tour

13 Day Heart of Japan - A Platinum Small Group Tour

This tour is fully escorted by a dedicated tour leader who will accompany you throughout the tour. If your trip includes multiple countries, you will be met by a new tour leader in each country and any internal flights included will be unescorted.

Escorted Type
Fully Escorted

This itinerary will be conducted at a relaxed pace. You will typically spend several nights at one location which means less time spent packing and unpacking, and more sightseeing. You will be required to move about unassisted, including getting on and off vehicles, walking up and down stairs and handling your own luggage.

Leisurely Pace

These tours are our proudest creations. They have been crafted for Inspiring Vacations travellers exclusively, with personal and unique experiences in mind. Please see the Important Information on your selected tour for exact group size. Enjoy features such as hand-picked accommodation, a sampling of the region’s best culinary delights, and a range of optional activities to choose from to best suit your travel style.

Group Size
Small Group

Take advantage of our 7 day cooling-off period. 

Cooling Off Period
7 Days
Luxury Tour
19,823 people have travelled to this destination

Platinum Vacations - Luxury at its finest 
Exclusivity - Ultra-Small group touring. No more than 16 people 
Adults Only - Travel with like-minded adults on all Platinum Vacations tours 
Comfort - The best in-destination accommodation including our feature Inspiring Stay at Ryuguden, a traditional Japanese ryokan on the shores of Lake Ashi with views of Mt Fuji
Culinary - Fine-dining daily with all breakfasts, 3 lunches and 5 dinners included, featuring dining experiences designed by renowned chefs and situated in unique locations
Experiences - Fully inclusive and immersive sightseeing and our thoughtfully curated Inspiring Sights 
Experts - Join the highly qualified local team and enjoy guided visits to Tokyo's ancient neighbourhoods, Himeji Castle, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Genbaku Dome
 Essentials - Travel in luxury small coaches, enjoy porterage at all hotels, included gratuities for your guide and driver, plus laundry service.

✈ Needing international airfares to accompany your Platinum Vacation? You will be able to access our flight portal after securing your package to add international airfares to your booking. 

What we love about this tour

As one of our Platinum Vacations tours, this journey sets the benchmark in ultimate comfort and style while travelling: intimate, ultra-small group touring, curated sightseeing, plush accommodation and exclusive culinary experiences, all backed by our industry-leading, 24/7 customer support.


Hilton Tokyo Odaiba or Similar

Welcome to Tokyo, Japan’s exciting capital! From towering skyscrapers to eclectic streets and an award-winning food scene, Tokyo is Japan’s most populous city and is regularly ranked among the most liveable in the world.

Upon arrival, you will be warmly greeted and driven to your 5-star hotel. Depending on your arrival time, take some time to enjoy the afternoon or evening at leisure before your first full day of sightseeing tomorrow. 

Your hotel is situated on the Tokyo Bay waterfront, next to Aqua City Mall, Diver City Mall and Decks Tokyo Beach. It's also a short walk from Daiba station (Yurikamome monorail). 

Arrival airport transfers are included as part of your package. You will be met upon arrival at the airport and transferred to your hotel.
If Inspiring Vacations has not provided your international airfares, please ensure you provide your flight details via your Traveller Hub portal no later than 90 days prior to travel so that your transfers can be confirmed.

Please note: if you are arriving early and have made your own arrangements prior to your tour commencing, airport transfers will not be included. However, if you are purchasing pre-nights accommodation as part of your Inspiring Vacations package, airport transfers will still be provided to the starting hotel.

Hilton Tokyo Odaiba or Similar
Breakfast, Dinner

After a leisurely breakfast, meet your Tour Leader and get ready for your first day of sightseeing. 

Our first stop visit today is an Inspiring Sight and will be one to remember - witnessing sumo wrestlers at their morning practice! Your guide will explain the history and origins of sumo in Japan, and the rules. The morning practice starts with stretching, warming-up, and a routine of basic sumo movements, and we’ll witness the cool-down. 

Next, we’ll visit two very different, but uniquely Japanese neighbourhoods, Asakusa and Akihabara. 

In a city of such frenetic pace, a stop at the charming Asakusa neighbourhood is a refreshing taste of older Tokyo. It’s home to the ancient seventh-century Sensō-ji Temple. Built in the Asuka era, it’s the oldest and most important Buddhist temple in Tokyo – be prepared for crowds! It’s known for its imposing entrance gate, Kaminarimon (also known as ‘Thunder Gate’), with its magnificent red lantern. 

The Akihabara area is where you’re mostly to come into contact with Tokyo’s eclectic cosplayers. developed after the Second World War as a centre of the black market and today it’s where all locals and tourists go to purchase electronic goods. It is also a mecca for otaku, or super fans of video games, manga and anime. 

Our Welcome Dinner this evening will be onboard the Yakatabune Amitatsu ferry restaurant. We’ll enjoy traditional Japanese cuisine while cruising the Sumida River, passing major sites including Skytree and Rainbow Bridge along the way. 

After a memorable meal and lively chat with our new travel companions, we’ll head back to our opulent hotel.

Hilton Tokyo Odaiba or Similar
Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast, we’ll meet our tour leader for our second day exploring the capital. 

Foodies will be in heaven at Tsukiji Outer Market, a shopping district adjacent to the enormous former wholesale fish market. This lively area is home to everything food-related – fresh ingredients, street food vendors, kitchen utensils. There’s great sushi and other restaurants around here, too, but today we’ll be cooking our own lunch during our Inspiring Taste – a traditional Japanese cooking class with an expert local chef.

After lunch, we’ll visit Meiji-jingu, a Shinto shrine dedicated to Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken, who is credited with helping Japan step into modern times after forging relations with international powers. The shrine is surrounded by more than 100,000 trees, all donated and planted by volunteers. 

Next, we'll venture into the vibrant neighbourhood of Shibuya, allowing you some time to explore at your leisure the iconic Shibuya Scramble Square. 

We’ll then return to the hotel where the rest of the day is at leisure. 

Ryuguden Onsen Hotel (Traditional Ryokan) or Similar
Breakfast, Dinner

Today after breakfast and check out, we’ll meet our Tour Leader and set off for Mt. Fuji, a Japanese icon and tour highlight. 

It’s about a 2-hour journey via luxury coach to the revered peak, Mount Fuji, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This enduring cultural symbol has been considered sacred since ancient times. It’s an imposing sight, standing 3,776 metres high.

We’ll travel to Arakurayama Sengen Park, one of the best places to take photos of the mountain and Mount Fuji 5th Station, about halfway up the mountain at an elevation of 2,300 metres. You’ll savour spectacular views over the Fuji Five Lakes and Hakone National Park.

This evening we’ll be staying in a traditional ryokan near Hakone National Park. Ryuguden overlooks Lake Ashi, and you’ll be able to peek at Mt. Fuji from the spacious Japanese-style rooms.

We’ll enjoy another Inspiring Taste tonight, a traditional kaiseki dinner at your ryokan.

Ryuguden Onsen Hotel (Traditional Ryokan) or Similar
Breakfast, Dinner

Today you are free to explore Hakone and the surrounding area at leisure. Your Tour Leader is on hand to provide recommendations of what to do in the area. You may also wish to enjoy the stunning onsen at your ryokan. 

Your luggage will be sent ahead to Kyoto, ready for your arrival. Please have your belongings ready and pack an overnight bag with your essential items. 

Tonight, enjoy another spectacular dinner at your ryokan.

Hyatt Regency Kyoto or Similar

After breakfast we will be saying farewell to Mount Fuji before departing for Kyoto via the iconic Japanese bullet train. 

After arrival in Kyoto, we will visit Kinkaku-ji Temple, otherwise known as the Golden Pavilion. This is a Zen temple and a UNESCO World Heritage Site with two floors covered entirely in thin layers of pure gold. The site is set within a beautiful classical Zen garden. The detailed architecture of Kinkaku-ji incorporates three distinct architectural styles – Shinden, Samurai, and Zen.

Afterwards, stand amongst the soaring stalks of bamboo at Arashiyama Bamboo Grove. It’s green, peaceful and the seemingly endless boughs make for a serene experience, even with the tourist crowds. Take in the sound of rustling bamboo as you stroll these paths – if there’s a bit of wind, the groves will gently sway back and forth which only adds to the magic. 

After exploring the sites of Kyoto, we slow the pace down to reflect on the sacred sites we have experienced during an exclusive guided Zen meditation, another Inspiring Sight. Enhance your understanding of Zen meditation in the revered birthplace of Zen Buddhism—Kyoto. Delve into the principles and techniques of meditation within the serene setting of a traditional "machiya" house, where you'll experience both seated and walking meditations firsthand.

After a magical day of sightseeing, we retire to our 5-star hotel in the heart of Kyoto where the rest of the evening will be at leisure. 

Hyatt Regency Kyoto or Similar
Breakfast, Lunch

We’ll see the sights of ancient Kyoto this morning, starting with a matcha tasting. 

The picturesque town of Uji is our next destination, and the setting in the famous 11th-century literary masterpiece The Tale of Genji. Uji River and bridge is considered one of the most romantic spots in Kyoto. Part of the Historical Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (alongside Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities), Byodo-in Temple, UNESCO treasure, is the next stop. The temple is best known for its main building, Amida Hall, as depicted on the front of the Japanese 10 yen coin. The temple is surrounded by beautiful gardens which act as an oasis of serenity. 

After lunch at a local restaurant, we’ll visit Kyoto’s famed Fushimi Inari Shrine – known throughout the world as the ‘Path of the Red Gates.’ Take time to appreciate the quieter corners of the shrine, and if you’re feeling fit, a walk to the halfway point provides stunning city views.

This afternoon we enjoy another Inspiring Taste – a tea ceremony experience in the heart of Kyoto. The Japanese tea ceremony is a traditional ritual influenced by the principles of Zen Buddhism in which powdered green tea, or matcha, is prepared and served by a host in a quiet setting. Enjoy tasting traditional Japanese confectionery with your green tea.

Hyatt Regency Kyoto or Similar

Today is a full free day to spend in Kyoto - if there is anything on your must-see list, today is the day.  This golden city was once the capital of Japan and sits on the island of Honshu. It's famous for its numerous classical Buddhist temples, as well as gardens, imperial palaces, Shinto shrines and traditional wooden houses. Beautiful Geisha are often found in the Gion district. Your expert tour leader will be on hand to assist you with any tours or experiences you are interested in. 

Sheraton Grand Hiroshima Hotel or Similar
Breakfast, Dinner

Today after breakfast and check out, we’ll depart Kyoto and travel by bullet train to Hiroshima.

After check in and settling into our 5-star hotel, we will meet this evening for dinner at a local restaurant.

Sheraton Grand Hiroshima Hotel or Similar
Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast, we’ll board a ferry for the short trip to Miyajima, an island known for its forests and ancient temples. Just offshore, there's a 'floating' torii, which becomes partially submerged at high tide. It marks the entrance to the Itsukushima Shrine, which was first built in the 12th century. Nearby, the Museum of History and Folklore has cultural artefacts in a 19th-century merchant's home. We’ll take a walk along Omotesando Shopping Street where we will enjoy lunch before returning to Hiroshima by ferry.

Once we're back in Hiroshima we'll visit the Atomic Bomb Dome, otherwise known as the Genbaku Dome, or the Hiroshima Peace Memorial. A shell of a building that was one of very few left standing after the United States bombed Hiroshima in 1945. In Hiroshima today, locals have mixed feelings about the UNESCO World Heritage-listed structure: some see it as a reminder of war, while others consider it a tribute to the lost that ensures we'll never forget the tragic events that took place here.

The flame in the cenotaph is intended to burn until the last nuclear weapon has been destroyed. The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, located in the Peace Memorial Park, is a sobering experience for those who wish to explore further.

We’ll then head back to the hotel where the rest of the evening can be spent as you wish.

Swissôtel Nankai Osaka or Similar

En route to Osaka, we’ll visit the so-called 'White Heron Castle', Himeji – it's the largest surviving example of a traditional Japanese castle. Comprising 83 buildings, the white roof of this UNESCO World Heritage-listed complex is said to evoke the wings of a heron taking flight, hence the popular name Shirasagi-jō (White Heron Castle). This is the most visited castle in Japan and the site offers some wonderful views of surrounding Himeji city. 

The rest of the day is yours to spend how you wish. 

Swissôtel Nankai Osaka or Similar
Breakfast, Dinner

This morning after breakfast, we’ll enjoy a cruise on the Tombori River. This is a fun, 20-minute cruise where we’ll pass nine bridges and learn about famous spots and hidden gems you might like to visit in your free time later this afternoon. 

After arriving at the Dōtonbori area, we will have a walk through one of Japan’s typical downtowns. One of Osaka's most popular tourist destinations, this street runs parallel to the Dōtonbori canal and is a hugely popular destination for shopping, street food, bars and entertainment. At night, the streets here are illuminated by hundreds of colourful neon lights and mechanised signs, including the famous running Glico Man sign and the Kani Doraku crab sign.

The afternoon can be spent at leisure, maybe exploring the highlights you heard about on the river cruise. 

Later this evening we’ll enjoy our farewell dinner and Inspiring Taste at the renowned Table 36 Restaurant, towering 36 floors above Osaka with incredible views and world-class food. Enjoy our last meal as a group.


After breakfast it’s time to bid farewell to your fellow travellers, Osaka, and to your Japan adventure—what amazing memories you’ve made! 

You’ll be transferred to the airport for your onward journey.

Departure transfers are included as part of your package. You will be collected from your hotel at the appropriate time and transferred to the airport to meet your flight.

If Inspiring Vacations has not provided your international airfares, please ensure you provide your flight details via your Traveller Hub portal no later than 90 days prior to travel so that your transfers can be confirmed.


  • Small group tour, up to 16 guests only
  • Incredible sightseeing including guided tours of Tokyo's ancient neighbourhoods, Hiroshima, Himeji Castle, and more
  • 10 nights in 5 star accommodation 
  • 2 nights in a traditional onsen ryokan
  • Two bullet train journeys
  • Breakfast daily, 3 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Airport transfers included on the first and last day of your tour
  • Tips and gratuities
  • 1 laundry service throughout the trip
  • Fully escorted by professional, expert, English-speaking guide
  • Comfortable, dedicated transportation throughout
  • Entrance fees as per the itinerary 

  • Tokyo – Walking tour of ancient neighbourhoods Asukusa and Akihabara, Tsukiji Outer Market, and Shibuya Scramble Square 
  • Mount Fuji –  Savour the views from halfway up this iconic mountain at the 5th Station
  • Kyoto - See this ancient capital’s most famous temples and shrines including Fushimi Inari, revel in the lush green splendour of Arashiyama Bamboo Grove
  • Miyajima – Tour the 12th-century Itsukushima Shrine and see the famous floating torii gate
  • Hiroshima - Visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Genbaku Dome to understand the tragedies of Japan’s past
  • Osaka - Stroll through lively, colourful Dōtonbori and Shinsaibashi, visit the expansive grounds of Osaka Castle, a grand monument of feudal Japan

Comfort - Staying at a Platinum Vacations hotel is an experience in itself. Our experts select the best in-destination hotels, lodges and villas in the perfect location. To ensure your holiday is truly memorable, we include our favourite Inspiring Stays. Each Inspiring Stay provides an authentic, experiential, and cultural experience unique to the destination.

Culinary - Culinary exploration is a highlight of any destination. Our Platinum Vacations provide the perfect balance between self-adventure and curated culinary inclusions. Our experts have sourced a range of special experiences, from private dining to chef table dinners to allow your taste buds to embark on a sojourn through the destination.

Experiences - Platinum Vacations ensure you'll experience a full immersion of the destination. Experience the must-haves expected on a well-rounded itinerary, plus the extras that make it really special: incredible, all-inclusive sightseeing, enriching activities and one-in-a-lifetime experiences.

Platinum Vacations provide the discerning traveller with the benefits you would expect to provide a fully immersive travel experience like no other. 

Inspiring Stays
Handpicked feature accommodation selections.

Tokyo - Hilton Tokyo Odaiba
Nestled along the picturesque waterfront with awe-inspiring vistas of Tokyo Bay, this hotel presents an impeccable fusion of opulence, relaxation, and practicality. Every accommodation is furnished with contemporary conveniences, providing a serene escape from the vibrant pulse of the city.

Hakone - Ryuguden Onsen Hotel (Traditional Ryokan)
Situated along the tranquil shores of Lake Ashi, Ryuguden is embraced by the breathtaking natural scenery of Mt. Hakone's caldera.

Inspired by the renowned Byodoin Temple in Uji, the hotel's architecture mirrors its elegance. Meticulously chosen materials, including abundant zelkova and cypress wood, ensure the highest caliber of craftsmanship. While the exterior exudes traditional Japanese charm, the guest rooms offer Western-style accommodations featuring cozy beds. Ryuguden seamlessly merges Japan's rich aesthetic heritage with contemporary luxuries, promising a unique and memorable stay.

Kyoto - Hyatt Regency Kyoto
Whether you're unwinding in the comfort of your room, savoring delectable cuisine, or pampering yourself at the spa, Hyatt Regency offers an unparalleled oasis of luxury in the heart of Kyoto. Revel in relaxation at Riraku Spa, where indulgent treatments such as shiatsu, acupuncture, and aromatherapy await. Stay active at the state-of-the-art fitness center, or explore the city with ease courtesy of rental bicycles.

Hiroshima - Sheraton Grand Hotel
Decorated with modern Western-style furnishings, our accommodations offer Sheraton Signature Sleep Experience beds, 37-inch flat-screen TVs, and high-speed internet access. Additionally, many rooms provide stunning views of Hiroshima, adding an extra touch of charm to your stay.

Osaka - Swissotel Nankai Osaka
Swissotel Nankai, Osaka is a deluxe hotel in Namba, Osaka’s vibrant entertainment, shopping, and dining hub. Conveniently situated above Nankai Railway’s Namba Station, it offers direct train access to Kansai International Airport and major attractions like Kyoto, Nara, and Kobe. At Pürovel Spa & Sports, guests can enjoy spa treatments, a gym, Jacuzzi, sauna, and indoor pool. Explore six dining options, including Table36 with city views, Minami Teppanyaki, Hana-Goyomi, SH’UN Wine & Dine for Japanese cuisine, Empress Room for Chinese, The Lounge for afternoon tea, and Swiss Gourmet for breads and desserts.

Inspiring Tastes
Exclusive or unique culinary experiences designed to inspire your senses. 

Japanese Cooking Class with Lunch in Tokyo
Discover the essence of Japanese cuisine in a hands-on cooking class led by a local expert chef. Learn traditional techniques, from sushi rolling to miso soup-making, and delve into the cultural significance of each dish. Immerse yourself in the flavors and artistry of Japan as you create and savor authentic dishes, forging unforgettable memories along the way.

Kaiseki Dinner in Hakone
Savor the essence of Japanese cuisine with a kaiseki dinner at your ryokan. Each meticulously crafted dish showcases seasonal flavors and culinary artistry, creating a sensory journey that delights the palate and soul. Experience the harmony of tradition and innovation as you indulge in this exquisite dining experience, immersed in the serene ambiance of your ryokan surroundings.

Kyoto Tea Ceremony
The Japanese tea ceremony is a traditional ritual influenced by the principles of Zen Buddhism in which powdered green tea, or matcha, is prepared and served by a host in a quiet setting. Enjoy tasting traditional Japanese confectionery with your green tea.

Farewell Dinner at Table 36 in Osaka
At the highest level of Swissôtel Nankai Osaka, 147 meters above ground, lies the hotel's standout restaurant. Offering a Modern European dining experience, this lively all-day dining spot in Namba embraces the local community, welcoming food enthusiasts, cultural aficionados, as well as local farmers and artisanal suppliers.

Inspiring Sights
Enjoy an included selection of experiences designed to give you a richer travel experience.

Witness Sumo Practice in Tokyo
Experience the allure of sumo wrestlers during their exclusive morning practice. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, learn about the rich history and traditions of sumo in Japan. Observe their rigorous warm-up, precise movements, and graceful cool-down, immersing yourself in the essence of this noble sport.

Guided Zen Meditation in Kyoto
Elevate your comprehension of Zen meditation amidst the hallowed grounds of Kyoto, the birthplace of Zen Buddhism. Immerse yourself in the essence of meditation within the tranquil confines of an authentic "machiya" house, where you'll partake in both seated and walking meditative practices, guided by seasoned experts in the art of Zen.

Fine Print

Secure your trip with a $99.00 deposit per person.

Once we receive your deposit, we will send you an invoice with your remaining balance and payment options.

Instalment Schedule:

  1. At the time of booking pay a $99.00 deposit per person.
  2. Pay a 1st installment of $1,235.00 per person within 28 days.
  3. Pay a 2nd installment of $2,470.00 per person within 90 days.
  4. You will then be invoiced for final payment 120 days prior to departure.

This is a land only package.

This package does not include international airfares. If you would like to add airfares to your booking our flight portal will be available via your Traveller Hub. The flight portal will allow you to search for all available airfares to your destination. The function works like most general flight search engines allowing you to select your preferred airline, book different cabin classes (eg. Business class) and view flight durations and transit times to your destination. 

The flight portal will be available via your Traveller Hub once the following criteria has been met:

  • Your booking is confirmed
  • Your departure date is within 11 months
  • You  have completed your passenger detail form

Visit our Flight Hub for more information on terms and conditions, amending your flights and information on luggage allowances. 

Some of our packages will include airport transfers in either one or both directions when arriving or departing from your destination. To know if transfers are included please view the ‘inclusions’ section of your selected package. If airport transfers are stated, transfers will be included as advised.

If transfers are not included, we also offer the option to book your airport transfers using our online portal. Access to this portal is available through your Traveller Hub once your booking is confirmed. Transfers are readily available and do not need to be booked until your final hotel list has been confirmed. Once you have made a transfer booking, please refer to your confirmation email for all transfer details including a local contact number for the transfer company.

If you book pre and/or post-tour accommodation on your own arrangement, and the tour includes transfers, note that these will be forfeited. The transfers are only provided in line with the tour dates and pre and/or post-tour accommodation purchased through Inspiring Vacations when available.

It is the traveller's responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport. The passport must be valid for a minimum of six months from the intended date of return. Visas may be required for your destination. For further visa information, click here.

Fitness Requirements
While the tour itinerary should give you some guidance and overview to the expected requirements, to determine if this tour is right for you we categorise each of our tours in terms of their intensity. These guidelines are to ensure that each tour group is conducted as expected and to ensure the overall satisfaction of all Inspiring Vacations customers.

As a general rule, porterage is not included, therefore at all times you are expected to handle your own luggage where help may not be available.

This particular tour is categorised as a ‘2’

Leisurely Paced Tour: This itinerary will be conducted at a relaxed pace. You will typically spend several nights at one location which means less time spent packing and unpacking, and more sightseeing. You will be required to move about unassisted, including getting on and off vehicles, walking up and down stairs and handling your own luggage.

The accommodation listed is subject to change. Any changes will be of an equal or higher standard. Bedding configurations (double or twin) are requests only. All efforts will be made to meet your preferences, but we can’t guarantee your request will be available at all properties.

Room size
Japan is a densely populated country and space is at a premium. On average, Japan's room sizes are the smallest you will encounter. At times, single beds are separated by a 30 cm to 40 cm gap. 

Storage room is also limited - for your own comfort, ensure to pack as lightly as you can. 

Single travellers
When booking this tour, solo travellers will be presented with two options:

1 - Single Supplement

By paying an additional $3,695.00 per person, in addition to the twin-share price, you guarantee the privacy of your own room throughout the entire trip.

Please note when choosing Single Supplement for this tour, your room will generally consist of a double or semi-double bed. Occasionally there may be a hotel that will provide a single bedded room for single travellers. All rooms provided to single travellers will be smaller than the twin rooms we recommend for two people. Unfortunately this is typical for Japan, as the cost to solely occupy a twin size room is incredibly high. We appreciate your understanding.

2- Shared Room with a known friend

If travelling together with a friend, you can opt to share your room with him/her and avoid paying a single supplement. 

You and your friend can create a unique booking each. Creating a unique booking, gives each of you the flexibility of making different travel arrangements (such adding extra accommodation, flights, etc), make separate payments and have individual access to our Traveller’s Hub

During the purchase path, you will need to provide your friend’s booking ID (if known) or at a minimum, your friend’s full name.

Triple Share
Not available.

Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is recommended to protect yourself against the unexpected. In addition to the support that a policy may provide, you may be asked to present a copy of your travel insurance documentation while traveling.

Group Size
Minimum: 4
Maximum: 16

Tour Style
To meet the needs of various types of travelers, we choose to operate various types of tours, and depending on your selected package will mean different services are provided throughout your trip. The following descriptions of each tour style we hope will ensure that each traveller has appropriate expectations before they start their travels: 

  • Fully Escorted - This tour is fully escorted by an expert English-speaking guide who will accompany you throughout the tour.

All participants must be in good physical condition to fully engage in this journey. For the safety and welfare of yourself and fellow travellers, if you are feeling unwell prior to departure, we advise staying home and contacting us to arrange alternate plans.

Prior to selecting your trip, carefully review the itinerary to assess your ability to comfortably manage our travel style. Please be aware that if, based on evaluation by our leader or local representative, a participant is deemed unable to safely complete the itinerary, we retain the right to exclude them from all or part of the trip without reimbursement.

It is advisable to consult your physician for current medical travel advisories and any required vaccinations before embarking. We recommend carrying a first aid kit and any necessary medications in their original packaging, as they may not be readily available during travel. For those carrying medication, it's essential to check your government's foreign travel guidelines for local restrictions or regulations.

  • International airfares
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional activities
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned in the itinerary

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