37 days/36 nights. An appealing and exciting Around-the-World tour travelling to destinations quite different one from the other. From the very modern (but also ancient) Japan to the welcoming Bali. From the natural beauty of Australia and the paradisiacal beaches in Polynesia to Los Angeles, the mecca of cinema.
An appealing and exciting Around-the-World tour travelling to destinations very different one from the other. From the very modern (but also ancient) Japan to the welcoming Bali. From the natural beauty of Australia and the paradisiacal beaches in Polynesia to Los Angeles, the mecca of cinema.
Japan, Bali, Australia, Polynesia, and United States
37 days / 36 nights
1° DAY: WORLD – HONG KONG
Departure from your Home Airport
2° DAY: HONG KONG-OSAKA-KYOTO
Early morning arrival, connection with a flight to Osaka. On-board meals. Arrival in Osaka Kansai. Completion of arrival procedures and baggage claim. Transfer to the hotel in Kyoto on a shared shuttle bus, door to door service. Overnight at MIYAKO HOTEL on Breakfast Basis.
3° DAY: KYOTO
Breakfast in the hotel. Today visit Kinkakuji Temple. Ryoanji Zen temple, Kiyomizu Temple, Ninen-zaka and Sannen-zaka, Yasaka Sanctuary, Gion neighborhood.
4° DAY: KYOTO – NARA – KANAZAWA
Large luggage will be shipped to Tokyo. Please bring a small soft suitcase for the following 2 nights. Breakfast in the hotel. Train departure to Nara. Train departure to Kanazawa at 2.54 pm. Arrival at 6.21 pm. Accommodation in a local RYOKAN on Half Board meal plane.
5° DAY: KANAZAWA
Breakfast in the hotel. visit Kenrokuen Garden. Traditional Nagamachi District (characteristic samurai houses). Traditional geisha neighborhood. Visit to workshops of local craftsmen. Lunch at a local restaurant. Accommodation at RYOKAN on Half Board meal plane.
6° DAY KANAZAWA – SHIRAKAWAGO – TAKAYAMA – TOKYO
Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to bus station accompanied by an Italian-speaking guide. Bus departure to Takayama at 8.05 am (travel time approximately 1.15 h). Stop for a couple of hours to visit Shirakawago (Unesco’s World Heritage Site since 1995). Next, off to Takayama (travel time approximately 50 minutes). Visit to the traditional ancient city of Kami-Sannomachi. Departure by train at 3.36 pm. Arrival in Tokyo at 7.53 pm. Accommodation in VILLA FONTAINE SHIODOME hotel.
7° DAY: TOKYO
Breakfast in the hotel. Off to discover Tokyo . Meiji Jingu Sanctuary. Harajuku and Omotesando areas. Asakusa and Sensoji Temple. Ginza. Lunch at a local restaurant.
8° DAY: TOKYO
Breakfast in the hotel. Whole day at your disposal. Upon request: Extra visit to Tokyo, with excursions to Kamakura, Hakone, Mount Fuji (lake area), and Nikko.
9° DAY: TOKYO – BALI
Breakfast in the hotel. Shared shuttle bus transfer to the airport to take a flight to the magical island of Bali. Afternoon arrival. After arrival formalities, private transfer to TANDJUNG SARI BEACH hotel. Accommodation in Garden Sea View room on BB Basis.
10° DAY: BALI
Breakfast in the hotel. Day at your disposal to begin discovering this amazing island, rich not only for its beaches but its traditions and natural beauty.
11° DAY: BALI
Breakfast in the hotel. Day at your disposal to relax and enjoy beach activities in one of the many beautiful beaches around the hotel.
12° DAY: BALI
Breakfast in the hotel. If you go to Bali you cannot miss the artsy and picturesque UBUD, surrounded by spectacular rice fields.
13° DAY: BALI
Breakfast in the hotel. Last day to enjoy the magical atmosphere of Bali and its welcoming people.
14° DAY: BALI – PERTH
Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to the airport to fly to Perth. On-board meals. Arrival in Perth. After arrival formalities, transfer to PAN PACIFIC hotel. Accommodation in booked room on Room Only Basis.
15° DAY: PERTH
Whole day devoted to discovering one of the most beautiful cities in Australia. Perth is famous for its modern architecture and its location: the ocean to the front, and an amazing desert to the back.
16° DAY: PERTH – THE PINNACLES – PERTH
A wonderful day to discover The Pinnacles, famous in the world for its lunar landscape. On this exciting day, you’ll practice sand boarding on the huge white dunes and you’ll visit Caversharm Wildlife Park to admire the wild fauna of Australia: koalas, kangaroos, and emus, among others. You’ll leave the city in the morning and go to Swan Valley and Caversharm Wildlife Park to get close to and photograph the koalas and kangaroos. Then, off to Cervantes for an interesting visit to “Lobster Shack”, a small company that specializes in the trade of Indian Rock Lobster, one of the most delicious lobsters in the world. Packed lunch.
In the afternoon you’ll visit Nambung National Park, home to the spectacular pinnacles. The driver will go with you along this amazing panorama. The park expands for 404 hectares. Make sure to bring comfortable shoes, a hat and your photo camera! On the way back to Perth, you can admire the sunset and if it’s blooming season, there’s an scheduled stop to enjoy the explosion of color of the flowers. The return journey will be around 7.30 pm.
17° DAY: PERTH – DARWIN – KAKADU PARK
Transfer to the airport to go to Darwin on a Qantas flight. After arrival formalities, you’ll collect a booked 4WD vehicle and go to Kakadu Park. Arrival at MERCURE CROCODILE hotel. Accommodation in booked room on Room Only Basis.
18° DAY: KAKADU PARK
Day at your disposal to visit the park at your own choice. Kakadu Park has been declared World Heritage Site not only for its natural characteristics but for its culture. Kakadu is managed by the Australian Government and the Bininj, the native people. The indigenous population of the Bininj divide the year of the Kakadu in six different seasons. The first season is Gunumeleng, in October, when the afternoon air brings in the scent of the rain, enhancing the perfume of the paperbacks (eucalyptus) in bloom.
During the period called Gudjewg (during January and February) the clamorous waterfalls have a great abundance of water. The sky threatens with tropical storms and lightning lights up the nights. During Banggereng, in March, you can admire the fruit trees, while the best time to enjoy the birds that live in the billabong is Wurrgeng season, in June.
So basically, you get to see a different Kakadu depending on the season. Various archeological studies show that the Kakadu has been inhabited by indigenous people from 50,000 years ago. You don’t wanna miss the open-air galleries, where painted rocks show how customs, traditions, laws and stories are passed down from generation to generation. Kakadu is also home to thousands of plant species, to a quarter of the birds and one third of the fish species in Australia.
19° DAY: KAKADU PARK – DARWIN – ALICE SPRINGS
Transfer to the airport to depart to Alice Springs. After arrival formalities, collection of 4WD vehicle and transfer to DOUBLETREE HILTON hotel. Accommodation in booked room on Room Only Basis.
20° DAY: ALICE SPRINGS – AYERS ROCK
Early morning departure to admire on your own the 600 kilometers of Australian red desert up to Ayers Rock. Don’t forget to stop at Kings Canyon. Afternoon arrival at DESERT GARDEN hotel. Accommodation in booked room on Room Only Basis.
21° DAY: AYERS ROCK
Car departure on your own to discover particular spots close to Ayers Rock to learn about the culture, customs and practice of the indigenous peoples. Archeologists argue that the indigenous peoples lived here at least 22,000 years ago. The Anangu people are the traditional guardians of this land. Until not so long ago the monolith was only known as Ayers Rock. The explorer William Gosse, first one to discover the monolith in 1873, named it after the first Prime Minister Sir Henry Ayers. In 1985 when the area got back to its original owners, the name Uluru was added. Today they manage the park along with Parks Australia, a government body. Visit Uluru Kata-Tjuta Cultural Centre where you’ll find information about the geology, fauna and flora of the area and of course the fascinating culture of the native people.
22° DAY: CAIRNS – CORAL REEF – CAIRNS
Marine World is one of the best ways to admire the fantastic coral reef. Located behind the Outer Reef Wall, Marine World is home to 400 corals and 1500 fish species. Departing from Marlin Jetty in Cairns on a high-speed catamaran, you’ll reach Marine World’s fixed platform in 90 minutes.
The tour includes:
- Five hours on the reef
- Shadow and shelter at the solarium on the Marine World platform
- Underwater Observatory (to admire the wonderful aquatic world)
- Marine Biology introduction
- Snorkeling Tour on a semi-submarine
- Lunch (hot and cold buffet)
- Coffee (available morning and afternoon)
22° DAY: AYERS ROCK – CAIRNS
Morning at your disposal. Transfer to the airport with enough time to drop-off the rental car and depart to Cairns on a Qantas flight. Late afternoon arrival, transfer on your own to the hotel. Accommodation in booked room at PACIFIC hotel on Room Only basis.
23° DAY: CAIRNS – RAIN FOREST – CAIRNS
Off to the north towards the famous Daintree’s World Heritage Site. Short cruise on Daintree River to admire the copious mangrove plants and the thick forest around it. Lunch at a local restaurant. Next, ride along Bloomfield track until the border at Cape Tribulation, where you can take a walk on the beach. Last stop in Alexandra Range Lookout, Rainforest Aerial Walkway and Canopy Tower, at Daintree Centre. Return to Cairns before 9 pm.
24° DAY: CAIRNS – SYDNEY
Late morning transfer to the airport. Departure for Sydney on a Qantas flight. Upon arrival, transfer on your own to SOFITEL WENTHWORTH hotel. Accommodation in booked room on Room Only Basis.
25° DAY: SYDNEY
Whole day devoted to visiting this fantastic city. You’ll first admire The Rocks neighborhood, the central districts, the cathedrals, the port, Harbour Bridge, the Opera House, the Star City Casino, and the cosmopolitan area of Kings Cross. Then, back to the Pacific shore to Watson Bay and the ultra famous Bondi Beach. You’ll later return to the city to visit the historical area of Paddington, before embarking on a relaxing mini-cruise in King Street Wharf where you’ll enjoy a delicious lunch on board.
From the covered and uncovered bridges you’ll enjoy the most amazing views of one of the widest and most picturesque bays of the world: the famous Opera House, the luxury houses on the water, Fort Denison, the city’s skyline, some more beaches, and the peripheral neighborhoods.
Passing by The Rocks again, you’ll cross the bay and the Spit Bridge for a first stop at Seaforth to enjoy a spectacular view of Middle Harbour. You’ll go on up to the famous and amazing surfers’ beaches of Curl Curl and Freshwater. Next, you’ll stop to visit the marina of Manly and will then return to Circular Quay, passing by the northern suburbs and crossing the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
26° DAY: SYDNEY
Day at your disposal. We suggest a visit to Taronga Zoo, a short way from the city by ferryboat, from where the view of the port of Sidney is really breathtaking. At the zoo you’ll enjoy free exhibitions and animal talks all day long. Taronga Zoo offers an unforgettable day excursion, surrounded by a unique fauna. You can either take a walk along the luxuriant forest and the jungle hidden near the coast of the most amazing port in the world or you can also fly over Taronga on the Sky Safari cable car.
27° DAY: SYDNEY – AUCKLAND – PAPEETE
Early morning transfer to the airport. Departure on a Qantas flight to Auckland. Arrival in time to take a flight to Papeete. On-board meals. Arrival late in the afternoon of the previous day (crossing the date line). After arrival formalities, flower welcome by our colleague that will take you to MANAVA SUITE hotel. Accommodation in booked Garden Studio room on BB Basis.
28° DAY: PAPEETE – MOOREA
Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to the port to take the catamaran. Arrival in Moorea after a 30-minute ride. Transfer to HILTON MOOREA hotel. Accommodation in DE LUXE GARDEN POOL BUNGALOW on Half Board Basis.
29° DAY: MOOREA
MOOREA is an island formed by inaccessible peaks covered in green. It’s beautiful but rough and austere. Far from the glamour of Bora Bora, Moorea is a jewel of nature, and thanks to a proper care of the environment it enjoys a harmonic development.
30° DAY: MOOREA
Day at your disposal to relax and enjoy beach activities in the crystalline waters of the island.
31° DAY: MOOREA
Whole day at your disposal. You don’t wanna miss the different excursions available to visit the amazing natural scenarios Moorea has to offer.
32° DAY: MOOREA
Whole day at your disposal. Overnight at HILTON MOOREA on Half Board Basis.
33° DAY: MOOREA – PAPEETE – LOS ANGELES
Breakfast in the hotel waiting for the transfer to the port to embark on a catamaran to Papeete. Upon arrival, transfer to the INTERCONTINENTAL hotel. Accommodation in Day Use room, available until the time of your transfer to the airport. Departure on a QANTAS flight to Los Angeles. Overnight flight, on-board meals.
34° DAY: LOS ANGELES
Morning arrival. After arrival formalities, transfer on your own to MONDRIAN hotel. Accommodation in booked room on Room Only Basis. Afternoon at your disposal.
35° DAY: LOS ANGELES
Day at your disposal to visit the mecca of the cinema. Universal Studios, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, and Venice Beach are an absolute must.
36° DAY: LOS ANGELES – LONDON – WORLD
Morning at your disposal waiting for the transfer to the airport. Departure on a British Airways flight. Overnight flight, on-board meals.
37° DAY: WORLD
Morning arrival in London in time to take flight to YOUR Home airport
PRICE PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM FROM: USD 18.000,00
THE PRICE INCLUDE:
* Reception and assistance for limobus airport/hotel
* Accommodation in standard rooms on bb basis in all hotels
* Half board basis (breakfast + dinner) at ryokan in kanazawa
* All transfers as per tour plan
* Train ticket “japan rail pass” in 2nd class with booked seats
* Shipping of 2 big suitcases in a separate minivan
* Transfers with public transport and all tickets as per travel plan
* Limo bus transfer to tokyo airport
* 24 hour assistance for the whole tour
* Private transfer to/from the airport
* Garden seaview room on bb basis
* Private transfer airport/hotel upon arrival in sydney
* Room only basis for hotels in australia
* Accommodation in standard rooms for hotels in australia
* Rain forest excursions in 4wd vehicle + lunch in cairns
* Coral reef excursion + lunch in cairns
* Car rental 4wd vehicle from august 15th until august 18th. collection in alice spring, drop-off in ayers rock
* Car rental 4wd vehicle from august 18 th until august 20 th. collection and drop-off in darwin
* The pinnacles excursion in a 4wd vehicle + lunch in perth
* Flower welcome upon arrival at the airport
* All transfers in polynesia + round trip to moorea on a catamaran
* De luxe garden pool bungalow at hilton moorea on half board basis
* Accommodation in lagoon room at intercontinental on bb basis
* Room only basis
* Room available until late afternoon
THE PRICE NOT INCLUDE
* International tickets flights
* Airport taxes
* All that is not included in “the price includes”