A Voyage through Asian Lands

Japan & Thailand in 19 Days • 17 Nights in Destination



Trip Highlights

  1. Kyoto
  2. Osaka
  3. Tokyo
  4. Bangkok
  5. Phuket


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  2. Accommodation

  3. Some transfers

  4. Activities

  5. Some meals


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Accommodation: 17 Nights


Discover the beauty of Japan's architecture, ancient customs and gastronomic excellence. Enjoy the buzz of the busy capital city of Tokyo, the traditions of Kyoto and modern Osaka. Next travel to Thailand, from Bangkok with its unbeatable night-markets and ancient temples to kicking-back on the beautiful emblematic island of Phuket.

1st Day: US - Night on board

Prepare for an unforgettable journey across Japan & Thailand, exploring its natural wonders and ancient traditions! Arrive at your departure airport, ready for a flight* to Tokyo. Night on board.

* If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

2nd Day: Tokyo

Arrive in Tokyo, a dazzling metropolis rich in history and tradition. You will be met at the airport by our representative who will deliver your japanese SIM Card, talk you through your itinerary, provide helpful information and recommendations for your free time and assist you with your self-transfer to the hotel. Once settled at the hotel, the rest of the day is free to start discovering this exciting city of contrasts and its delicious cuisine. We recommend heading to one of the many food markets where you can sample lots of different dishes at bargain prices! Overnight stay in Tokyo. 

3rd Day: Tokyo

Today, take a half-day tour of the city of Tokyo including the most important sights in the city. Begin at the famous 'Love' statue in Shinjuku and drive past Harajuku and the Meiji Jingu Shinto Shrine. See the National Diet Building and the Imperial Palace among other highlights before stopping in the historic neighbourhood of Asakusa, home to the Senso-ji Temple Kaminari-mon Gate and the Nakamise shopping avenue. End the tour at Tokyo Station. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Overnight stay in Tokyo.

Half-Day Tokyo Morning Tour
4th Day: Tokyo

Spend the day exploring Tokyo's fascinating city-scape at your leisure. Why not visit Odaiba island high-tech entertainment hub or Climb the Skytree tower for a panoramic view of Tokyo? We recommend an optional excursion to Mount Fuji, an unmissable icon of Japan.* Overnight stay in Tokyo.

Optional Mount Fuji Excursion: Come face-to-face with legendary Mount Fuji. Head up to the 5th Station, stopping at the market and viewing area of Michi no Eki Subashiri. At this height, you will be amazed by the breathtaking views from above the clouds. After lunch at Mount Fuji View Restaurant, visit Ashi Crater Lake and admire the superb view of Mt. Fuji whilst sailing on the lake. Afterwards, head to Hakone to enjoy the views from the Ropeway and be amazed by the volcanic Owaku-Dani Valley. Return to Tokyo with the option of ending the excursion at Odawara station.

Please note: If road conditions or unforeseen circumstances restrict the ascent to the 5th station, you will instead travel the highest elevation possible considering the circumstances. The same also applies for the cruise on Ashi Crater Lake; if conditions or circumstances prevent sailing on the lake, alternative visits and experiences will be taken to replace the activity.

Mt.Fuji Excursion & Hakone Full-Day Bus Tour
5th Day: Tokyo

Enjoy a day exploring Tokyo at your leisure, getting to know the shopping districts, discovering new parts of the city or simply soaking up the culture and sampling the cuisine. Overnight stay in Tokyo.

6th Day: Tokyo - Kyoto

Today, take a bus* to Kyoto, the capital of the Japanese Empire for 11 centuries. We recommend exploring the emblematic neighborhood of Gion, known for its traditional architecture and admired geishas. Overnight stay in Kyoto.

* Why not upgrade your trip to Kyoto by purchasing the amazing bullet train Nozomi to Kyoto. The trip takes only around 2 hours and 15 minutes, and the train can reach speeds of 300 km/h! 

Upgrade to Bullet Train Nozomi from Tokyo to Kyoto
7th Day: Kyoto

Set off this morning on a Kyoto Highlights Full-Day Bus Tour to discover the beautiful and historical ‘cultural capital’ of Japan. On this exciting excursion you’ll visit the Fushimi Inari, the most important of the many shrines dedicated to Inari, the deity of good harvest and success, known for its emblematic red ‘gates’. Next visit the Kiyomizu-Dera Temple, part of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto UNESCO World Heritage site. Pay a visit to the Kinkakuji Temple next, known as the temple of the Golden Pavilion as the top two floors are completely covered in gold leaf. Finally, experience the immense natural beauty of the Arashiyama bamboo forestLunch included. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight stay in Kyoto.

Kyoto Highlights Full-Day Tour
8th Day: Kyoto

Spend today at your leisure, exploring the delights of Kyoto at your own pace. Why not discover the historic Nijo Castle or the Philosopher's Walk, a beautiful footpath along a cherry-tree-lined canal? We recommend an optional afternoon excursion to the peaceful sanctuary of Nara.* Overnight stay in Kyoto.

* Optional Nara Excursion: Head to Nara on the Kintetsu Express Train, for a tour of two World Heritage Sites: Todai-Ji Temple and Kofukuji Temple. Encounter wild deer up close while walking through Nara Park, a rarity in Japan and worldwide and discover Todai-Ji Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the world's largest wooden structures.

Afternoon Nara Excursion
9th Day: Kyoto - Osaka

Today, take a local train to travel to Osaka. Upon arrival, the rest of the day is free to discover this charming city. We recommend visiting the Kuromon local market and its Floating Garden Observatory in the Umeda Sky Building, from which there is an unforgettable panoramic view of the city. Overnight stay in Osaka.

10th Day: Osaka

Spend the day on a self-guided tour of the sights of Osaka. You will have at your disposal an Osaka Metro + City Bus card to discover the city on your own. You will also have an admission ticket for the Abeno Harukas 300 Observatory. At 300m above ground, you’ll be able to see the incredible borderless day & night scenery of the city. It also includes the ticket for Osaka Castle, where you have the chance to learn about the history of one of Japan's most famous landmarks. Overnight stay in Osaka.

Osaka One Day Pass
11th Day: Osaka

Spend the day at your leisure exploring the cultural delights of Osaka. Get to know the local area and sample the iconic local cuisine. In fact, the street food markets of Osaka are said to be the best in the country! Overnight stay in Osaka.

12th Day: Osaka - Bangkok

Sadly it's time to say goodbye to the Land of the Rising Sun. At the indicated time, self-transfer to the airport for a flight to Bangkok. 

Arrive in the capital of Thailand and transfer to your hotel. Bangkok is one of the most influential, modern and lively cities in Southeast Asia thanks to its economic, political and social development. Make the most of your time in the city by exploring the bustling street markets or enjoying some of the exotic street food on offer. Overnight in Bangkok.

13th Day: Bangkok

Breakfast at the hotel. Today, get ready to discover the city and its temples on an exciting tour! Begin along the main avenues of Bangkok to reach the vibrant Chinatown neighborhood. Our first stop will be at Wat Traimit Temple or better known as the Temple of the Golden Buddha. It houses a 5-ton solid gold Buddha loaded with history as it remained hidden for centuries after being covered in plaster to prevent its destruction during the war. Our next stop will be the Wat Pho Temple or Temple of the Reclining Buddha, one of the largest reclining Buddhas in the world at over 150 feet-long, where you’ll find a spectacular engraving of 108 images representing positive actions of Buddhism. To finish the tour, head to a local precious stone factory where you will see a demonstration of how local craftspeople make their products. We recommend an optional excursion to the Grand Palace* to learn more about the culture of this country. Return to the hotel and overnight stay in Bangkok.

Optional excursion to the Grand Palace: Discover the impressive Grand Palace complex, symbol of the city and former official residence of the King of Thailand between the 18th and mid-20th centuries. Considered one of the most beautiful in the world for its exquisite decoration, it mixes traditional Thai style with Renaissance influences. During the visit to the Grand Palace we will also visit Wat Phra Kaew or Temple of the Emerald Buddha, the most important in Thailand.

NOTE: For the Grand Palace visit you should wear long pants that cover the ankles and a long-sleeved shirt.

Visit to the Bangkok temples
Visit to Bangkok's Royal Palace
14th Day: Bangkok

Breakfast at the hotel. Today, enjoy the day at leisure to continue exploring the capital. Why not discover some of its many markets, where you can sample some of the famous street food dishes. We recommend an exciting and entertaining optional excursion to visit the train market and floating market* or an optional trip to Ayutthaya**. Overnight stay in Bangkok

*Optional Excursion to the Train Market and Floating Market: Travel by road to the town of Mae Klong where you’ll see a curious market installed on the train tracks. If time and luck permits, we will be able to see how the train crosses through the market and, in record time, the merchants collect all the products they have on display on the train tracks. From there, head to the Klong Damnersaduak floating market in Ratchaburi province, considered the most important in the country. Arrive at a pier in the vicinity of the floating market. Take a motor boat ride through the canal area to reach the market itself, disembark, and enjoy free time to walk around, explore their products and enjoy the lively atmosphere. After the market visit, return to Bangkok and transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay in Bangkok.

**Optional Ayutthaya excursion (outward journey by bus and return by boat): Departure by bus to Ayutthaya, the ancient capital of the kingdom of Siam, the name given for over 400 years to the lands that now form Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and part of Myanmar. Discover Ayutthaya and its archaeological site, which is of great historical interest and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. At the end of the visit,  continue to Bang Pa-In, where the official summer residence of Thailand royalty is located. Visit the complex and then embark on a river cruise that will you on an interesting three-hour tour along the Chao Phraya River to the city of Bangkok. During the trip a buffet lunch will be served on board (drinks not included), arriving in Bangkok in the afternoon.

NOTE: Optional excursions on this day cannot be done together, it must be one or the other.

Ayutthaya excursion (Go by bus & return by boat)
Floating market and Train market visit
15th Day: Bangkok - Phuket

Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight to Phuket. Arrive in beautiful Phuket, a paradise island of rainforests and mountains known as the ultimate escape in Thailand. After getting comfortable at your hotel the rest of the day is at your leisure to lounge by the pool or search for the most idyllic paradise coves. Overnight stay in Phuket.

16th Day: Phuket

Breakfast at the hotel. Free day to relax, explore and enjoy Phuket. Take a walk along the beaches, sip a cocktail or have a dip in the ocean, and for the more adventurous, maybe have a go at some water sports. We recommend an optional full-day excursion to iconic Phi Phi Islands.* Overnight stay in Phuket.

Optional excursion to Phi Phi by speedboat (with lunch): The fabulous Phi Phi Islands are a must-see paradise archipelago. First, discover the wonders of Bamboo or Khai Islands. From there we head to the famous Monkey Beach where, if we are lucky, we can spot wild monkeys. Continue to the other island that forms the archipelago, Phi Phi Don, where we see monkey beach and swim in a bay surrounded by cliffs. Stop at a nearby beach where we enjoy local lunch (drinks not included). From there we head to Viking cave and those who wish can go snorkeling (both mask and snorkel are included in the excursion). Free time for swimming at Pileh Lagoon before making the last stop of the day at Rang or Pearl Island, where you can chill until the time to return to Phuket.

Note: We recommend that you bring a swimsuit, towel and sunscreen for this excursion. Itinerary may be altered or varied depending on sea, tide and weather conditions. Drinks and fresh fruit on board included.

** Children under 3 years and adults over 70 are not allowed to join the excursion.

Phang Nga Bay Excursion by Speedboat
17th Day: Phuket

Breakfast at the hotel. Free day to enjoy the magnificent beaches of the island, either sunbathing, strolling around or cooling off in its crystal clear waters. Why not visit the old part of Phuket Town, the beautiful Buddhist and Chinese temples on the island or the great bazaars of Karon Beach and Patong Beach. We recommend an exciting optional excursion to Phang Nga Bay*. Overnight stay in Phuket.

*Optional Excursion to Phang Nga Bay by speedboat (with lunch): Discover a landscape formed by the curious cliffs, limestone formations and caves. Arrive at Khai Island and do a little snorkeling to kick-off the day. Set off in the direction of Hong to board a small canoe to explore the eroded cliffs and the island's famous sea caves. Discover the "hongs", inland lagoons between the rock formations and only accessible through caves at low tide. Lunch at Panyi or Fisherman Village. After the canoe ride we will head to the famous James Bond Island. On the way to Phuket we will make a last stop at Panak Island. Return to the port in Phuket and transfer to the hotel by land.

Note: We recommend bringing a swimsuit, towel and sunscreen for this excursion. Itinerary may be altered or varied depending on sea state, tide and weather conditions. Drinks on board included.

Phi Phi by Speedboat with Lunch
18th Day: Phuket

Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a relaxing day in Phuket, soaking up the laid-back atmosphere, enjoying the warm waters and getting to know the local sights. Overnight stay in Phuket.

19th Day: Phuket - US

After breakfast at the hotel, say goodbye to beautiful Thailand as you transfer to the airport for a flight back to the US. * Night on board.

* If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

If your return flight departs early in the morning, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast.

19 days trip including flights*

18 days and 17 nights in destination








































* It may change depending of your departure city, departure date and arrival date.

The calendar does not display internal flights, trains or other transportation included in the itinerary.

Included activities

Included activity for day 3 in Tokyo
Duration 04:30h Approx. Pick up time: 07:30 Approx
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Half-Day Tokyo Morning Tour

Visit 'Love' statue in Shinjuku and drive past Harajuku and the Meiji Jingu Shinto Shrine. See the National Diet Building and the Imperial Palace and the historic neighbourhood of Asakusa. º

What's included: English guide.

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Included activity for day 7 in Kyoto
Duration 08:30h Approx. Pick up time: 9:00 Approx

Kyoto Highlights Full-Day Tour

First, discover the Fushimi Inari shrine with its emblematic red gates. Next visit the Kiyomizu-Dera and the Kinkakuji Temples, and finally enjoy the immense natural beauty of the Arashiyama bamboo forest.

What's included: Train ride to departure point and back to Kyoto Station, bus transfers between site visits, entrance fees, lunch Not included: Guide not included on the return train ride back to Kyoto station

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Included activity for day 10 in Osaka
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Osaka One Day Pass

Enjoy a self-tour of the city with admission to Abeno Harukas 300 Observatory and Osaka Castle.

What's included: Osaka Metro & City Bus Card.

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Included activity for day 13 in Bangkok
Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 07:30 Approx
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Visit to the Bangkok temples

Walk along the main avenues of Bangkok to reach Chinatown, discover the Temple of the Golden Buddha and the Temple of the Reclining Buddha. Finally, visit the precious stone factory.

What's included: Transfers, guide, entrance tickets

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
Suggested activity for day 4 in Mount Fuji
Duration 10:00h Approx. Pick up time: 07:30 Approx
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Mt.Fuji Excursion & Hakone Full-Day Bus Tour

Ascend to Subashiri 5th Station on Mount Fuji. After lunch, sail across Lake Ashi while enjoying unforgettable views. Ride the Hakone cable car to admire the sulfur fields, Lake Ashinoko, and Fuji.

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Suggested activity for day 6

Upgrade to Bullet Train Nozomi from Tokyo to Kyoto

Upgrade your trip from Tokyo to Kyoto by taking the amazing Nozomi (bullet train). The trip takes around 2 hours and 15 minutes.

Suggested activity for day 8 in Nara
Duration 04:30h Approx. Pick up time: 13:30 Approx
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Afternoon Nara Excursion

Head to Nara on the Kintetsu Express Train, for a tour of two World Heritage Sites: Todai-Ji Temple and Kasuga Taisha Shrine. Encounter wild deer up close while walking through Nara Park and discover Todai-Ji Temple. Return train travel included.

What's included: English-speaking guide, train transfers

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Suggested activity for day 13 in Bangkok
Duration 02:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination
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Visit to Bangkok's Royal Palace

A symbol of the city and former official residence of the King of Thailand, The Grand Palace is considered one of the most beautiful in the world for its exquisite decoration. Includes a visit to the well-known Wat Phra Kaew.

What's included: Entrance, guide, transfer

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The price includes

  • premium care
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  • Departures from main US airports
  • International flights: US - Tokyo, Osaka - Bangkok, Phuket - US
  • Internal flights: Bangkok - Phuket *
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  • Tokyo Subway Pass 72h, Kyoto Bus/Subway Pass 48h and local train from Kyoto to Osaka.
  • 17 nights accommodation in Charm & Superior category hotels. *
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  • 7 breakfasts in Thailand.
  • Bus from Tokyo to Kyoto *,transfers Hotel-Airport-Hotel in Bangkok and Phuket.
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  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • Japanese SIM Card ***
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*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Meals, airport transfers and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

This tour doesn’t include a guide on a daily basis. It is the responsibility of each passenger to self-transfer between hotels and meeting points for activities/excursions and to / from departure points of included transfers.

A number of Japanese cities impose an accommodation tax, which must be paid directly to the hotel.

* Documentation of the internal flights will either be available in the "My bookings" section in your "Customer Area" 14 days before your trip or delivered to you on arrival at your destination. It is essential to fill in the passport information correctly for each passenger in the given boxes at the end of the reservations process.


Activities/excursions in Kyoto include a guide, while in Tokyo are semi-escorted and in Osaka they are completely independent.

* Non-smoking rooms: unfortunately, hotels in Japan have a reduced number of non-smoking rooms and we can not guarantee you will be allocated one advance.

Please note: double beds in Japanese hotels are not always the standard European size and can sometimes be less wide.

** You will receive the exact Tokyo - Kyoto bus transfer details upon your arrival to Tokyo.
The bus usually departs between 9 and 10 AM from either Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal or Tokyo Station Yaesu South Gate and arrives at Kyoto Station Central Exit Karasuma around 5 PM. Please arrive to your departure station with enough time to locate the exact platform and bus you will be using.

** In case you purchased the optional Bullet train upgrade you will receive the exact Tokyo - Kyoto train transfer details upon your arrival to Tokyo.
The usual departure time is between 9 and 10 AM leaving from Tokyo Station and reaching Kyoto Station around 12PM. Please arrive to Tokyo Station with enough time before departure to locate the exact platform and train you will be using. 

*** The Japanese SIM Card covers up to 3GB of internet data to use during your trip. (Doesn't cover phone calls)


** Transfers to and from the airport in Bangkok and Phuket are unescorted (without a guide).

Please note: Children under 3 years and adults over 70 years are not permitted to join the Optional Full-Day Phi Phi Island Excursion in Phuket.

  • Entry requirements
    Valid passport with at least six months validity.
  • Visa
    No visa is required.
  • Currency
    Japanese Yen.
  • Language
  • Electricity
    110 V. Adapter required.
  • Health
    There are no mandatory vaccinations for travelers from the US.
  • Time zone
    UTC + 08:00 or UTC + 09:00.
  • Other useful information
    You are not expected to leave a tip.
  • Tourist Office website

Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

This is a semi-escorted tour, during which only some of the booked activities are carried out with a local English-speaking guide. There is no 24-hour guide on site.

If you have reduced mobility/require the use of a wheelchair and prefer to go at your own pace, please contact our customer service team at +1 778 807 9750 or via our contact form.

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