TOUR CODE: TYDPSG
Trip Type: Semi-Independent Journey
Spend this vacation splitting your time between three popular Asian travel destinations. By most measures, Tokyo, Japan’s capital and world’s largest city, is known for its contrasts. Embark on a city tour visiting the city’s many landmarks, and take a full-day excursion to the iconic Mt Fuji and the resort town of Hakone. Spend your free time checking out the dazzling spectacle of Shibuya (Japan’s answer to Times Square) just as easily as you could spend time basking in the tranquility of the city’s many traditional gardens. On the breathtaking isle of Bali, our full-day tour takes you to some of Bali’s must-see attractions such as Barong Dance, Ubud’s fascinating countryside, spectacular Tegallalang ricefield terraces and breathtaking mountain scenery at Kintamani. Seminyak’s stunning coastline is home to amazing chilling out spots. Potato Head, Cocoon, and Ku De Ta boast some of the most happening parties on the island. Our tour ends with a 2-night stay in Singapore before taking our flight home.
Board your flight to Tokyo, Japan.
ARRIVE IN TOKYO
Upon arrival at Narita International Airport, transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is free at leisure.
TOKYO CITY TOUR (B)
Our sightseeing in Tokyo begins with a half-day city tour. Visit the magnificent Meiji Shrine, noted for its Torii Gate and beautiful inner garden. Then, explore the Imperial Palace Outer Garden and Nijubashi, Tokyo’s most recognized bridge that forms an entrance to the inner palace grounds. Continue to Asakusa and visit Sensoji, a famous Buddhist temple built in the 7th century. Stroll through the Nakamise, a shopping street that has provided temple visitors with various traditional local snacks and tourist souvenirs for centuries. Our tour ends at Yurakucho Station, where you can stay to explore the neighboring Ginza district as you wish or return to your hotel for an afternoon at leisure.
MT. FUJI & HAKONE TOUR WITH LUNCH (B/L)
Board an air-conditioned bus and go on a day trip to visit Mount Fuji and Lake Ashi. Ascend to the Fifth Station at 7,607 feet above sea level (weather permitting) for the closest view and witness the elegance of Japan’s natural beauty. After lunch, head to Hakone for a cruise on Lake Ashi with a perfect view of Mt. Fuji in the background. Then, ride a ropeway cable car into the Ōwakudani Volcanic Valley, where you can get a bird’s eye view of the many hot springs below. Try traditional Kuro Tamago (Hakone volcano blackened eggs), which are said to prolong one’s life by seven years. After the tour, transfer back to Tokyo for a drop-off at Shinjuku Station.
Option for return to Tokyo by bullet train is available with a $30 per person surcharge.
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Bali. Upon your arrival, transfer to your hotel.
THE ART AND NATURE OF THE BALI TOUR WITH LUNCH (B/L)
This morning, head out to experience some Hindu influence in Balinese culture by seeing a fascinating Barong Dance performance. This traditional dance is a classical Balinese art form that narrates a mythological tale of the eternal battle between good (Barong) and evil (Rangda), featuring a lion-like creature who is the king of spirits. Venture to Celuk village, which is Bali’s home of exquisite silver works. Stop at the traditional woodcarving village of Mas to watch artisans chipping intricate designs from wooden blocks. Continue to Tirta Empul Temple, Tampaksiring, an important temple for Balinese people where they come to purify their soul by ritual bathing. Finally, upon reaching Kintamani, take in the breathtaking views of mountains, lakes, and rice fields. Descent from the hill, we pass the scenic Tegallalang, a UNESCO-listed rice terrace and one of Bali’s most photographed sights. Visit one of Ubud’s art galleries before returning to our hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.
FREE DAY IN BALI (B)
Seminyak is a beachy area with lots of fun and trendy cafes, designer boutiques, and art galleries. Today, you are free to relax, explore the streets or sip a cocktail, and watch a beautiful Balinese sunset at one of Seminyak’s beach clubs or bars.
You are free to relax today or visit Pura Petitenget, a neighboring temple in Seminyak, to catch a glimpse of Bali’s local life.
Seminyak is the place to be in Bali for food lovers, offering everything from upscale fine dining to local warung eateries. This neighborhood has something for everyone.
Uluwatu Temple with Kecak Dance Performance and seafood dinner at Jimbaran Bay: +$79 per person (Minimum of two participants)
Experience the best sundown spot in Bali on a visit to Uluwatu Temple, a Balinese temple built to protect the island from evil spirits at the edge of a 230-foot-high cliff with a commanding view of the Indian Ocean. After exploring the temple and watching the sunset, experience one of Bali’s most famous cultural performances, the Kecak Fire Dance. With a beautiful ocean sunset as your backdrop, enjoy a Kecak dance with traditional Balinese movements and chants performed in a circle around a blazing torch. Sink your feet in the sand as you dine and relax at the end of an unforgettable evening! After the tour, savor a barbecue seafood dinner at Jimbaran Bay.
Depart the hotel and head to the airport to catch your flight to Singapore. Upon arrival at Changi Airport, you will be met and transfer to your hotel.
SINGAPORE CITY TOUR (B)
Singapore is Southeast Asia’s most modern city and a multi-cultural country with rich Chinese, Malay, and Indian cultures. We explore the city by driving round the Civic District, passing by the Padang, Singapore Cricket Club, historic Parliament House, and the National Gallery Singapore, where the former Supreme Court Building and City Hall sit. Then, stop for a beautiful view of Marina Bay and a photo op of the Merlion statue, Singapore’s mythological figure that’s half-fish, half-lion. Next, visit the century-old Thian Hock Keng Temple, a Buddhist-Taoist temple built to worship Mazu, a Chinese sea goddess. We drive past Chinatown before heading to the National Orchid Garden, home to 60,000 orchids of various colors and hybrids. Our last stop is the neighborhood of Little India. We walk past shops along with the five-footway offering a variety of exotic fruits, spices, jasmine, and orchid garlands. Watch a skillful demonstration of Teh Tarik – pulled tea at a “Sarabat Stall” and sample the tea after with your guide explaining the origins of this all-time local favorite beverage.
A night out at Marina Bay with dinner: $79 per person (Minimum 2 participants)
Following dinner, set off to the Gardens by the Bay. Discover exotic plants in the FlowerDome from the five continents displayed in nine different gardens, or walk in the Cloud Forest and marvel at the 114 feet tall indoor waterfall, a mysterious world veiled in mist with and be amazed at the unique and fragile plants. Watch the SuperTree Grove come alive with an exhilarating display of light and sound at night. Enjoy a birds-eye view of the city and Marina Bay from the top of Marina Bay Sand’s Skypark, a roof like no other, perched 656 feet in the air with an observation deck in the clouds (weather permitting).
SINGAPORE DEPARTURE (B)
Depart the hotel and head to the airport to catch your onward flight.
Meals: B= Breakfast L=Lunch D=Dinner
Per person, based on double occupancy
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