11 Day Myanmar Discovery Escapade ExperienceMyanmar 2014-2015
Tour Code: T4SE11MY
Tour Type: Land only package
WORLD OF DIFFERENCE®
- All intra-asia flights: Intra-Myanmar air
- Includes all intra-Asia transfers between airports and hotels
- Transfers & transportation
- 9 nights in Deluxe hotels
- 9 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 9 dinners
- USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program
- Experienced English speaking guides
- Historical sightseeing
- Boat excursions: Irrawaddy River, Inle Lake
Yangon | 12 Days (Air & Land) / 11 Days (Land Only)
Discover a land of beautiful scenery, temples built for Kings and
*Land Only Packages Start on Day 2*
Day 1 Depart USA
Depart USA cross the international dateline.
Day 2 Yangon
Arrival in Yangon
- Overnight in Yangon
Day 3 Yangon (Breakfast / Lunch: Local Restaurant (Myanmar) / Dinner: Local Restaurant (Myanmar))
Sightseeing in Yangon
Yangon lies in the fertile delta of southern Myanmar, on the wide Yangon River. The city is filled with shaded boulevards, while shimmering stupas float above the treetops. The city became the capital only in 1885, when the British completed their conquest of Upper Myanmar and Mandalay's brief period as capital of the last Burmese kingdom ended. Start the tour at the SULE PAGODA, a gleaming octagonal pagoda that stands squarely at the centerpoint of the city. Afterwards, visit the NATIONAL MUSEUM (closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and Public Holidays) to gain an insight into Myanmar. See the eight meter high Sihasana Lion Throne, used by the last Burmese king, and other fascinating artifacts from Burmese history and culture. Finally, continue to the SHWEDAGON PAGODA, the highlight of any visit to Yangon. Towering over the city, this pagoda is the most sacred spot in the country, built to house eight hair relics of the Buddha. The Shwedagon and surrounding shrines are at their most beautiful during the sunset hour, as the golden stupa reflects the changing colors of twilight.
Afternoon at leisure
Transfer to/from restaurant
Overnight in Yangon
Special Remark : National Museum is closed on Monda, Tuesday and Public Holidays
Day 4 Yangon - Bagan (Breakfast / Lunch: Local Restaurant (Myanmar) / Dinner: Local Restaurant (Myanmar))
Arrival in Bagan
Sightseeing in Bagan
Bagan is a spectacular plain stretching away from the Ayeyarwaddy River, dotted with thousands of 800-year old temple ruins. Although human habitation at Bagan dates back almost to the beginning of the Christian era, Bagan only entered its golden period with the conquest of Thaton in 1057 AD. SHWEZIGON PAYA: King Anawrahta started the construction of the Schwezigon Pagoda to enshrine some relicts of Buddha. The construction was finished by his successor, King Kyansittha between 1086 and1090. Originally the Shwezigon Pagoda marked the northern end of the city of Bagan. The stupa's graceful bell shape became a prototype for virtually all later stupas over Myanmar. GUBYAUKHYI TEMPLE at Wetkyi-Inn: This Temple was built in the early 13th Century and repaired in 1468. The great colorful painting about the previous life of Buddha and the distinguished architecture make this temple an interesting site for a visit. This temple is not to be confounded with the Gubyaukgyi Temple in Myinkabe. ANANDA PAHTO: one of the finest, largest, best preserved and most revered of the Bagan temples. Thought to have been built around 1105 by King Kyanzittha, this perfectly proportioned temple heralds the stylistic end of the Early Bagan period and the beginning of the Middle period. GUBYAUKGYI TEMPLE at Myinkaba: Built in 1113 by Kyanzittha son Rajakumar, this temple is famous for its well-preserved Stuccos from the 12th century on the outside walls. The magnificent paintings date from the original construction of the temple and are considered to be the oldest original paintings in Bagan. MANUHA TEMPLE: The Manuha Temple was built in 1059 by King Manuha, the King of Thaton, who was brought captive to Bagan by King Anawrahta. It enshrines the unusual combination of 3 seated and one reclining image Buddha. It is said that this temple was built by Manuha to express his displeasure about his captivity in Bagan. SHWESANDAW PAYA: In 1057 King Anawrahta built this Pagoda following his conquest of Thaton. This is the first monument in Bagan, which features stairways leading up from the square bottom terraces to the round base of the Stupa.
LACQUERWARE WORKSHOP: the villages around Bagan are known for producing the finest lacquerware in Myanmar. Stop by one of the workshops and learn about the painstaking process of laquerware making and decoration.
Transfer to/from restaurant
Overnight in Bagan
Day 5 Bagan (Breakfast / Lunch: Local Restaurant (Myanmar) / Dinner: Local Restaurant (Myanmar))
Excursion to Mount Popa and Salay
MOUNT POPA: A curiously cylindrical hill rising sharply from the surrounding plain, Mount Popa is considered to be the home of Myanmar most important nats (spirits). Visitors ascend up a winding covered staircase encircling the mountain, observed by the curious monkeys that populate the area. At the top is a monastery and temple complex, with shrines to the 37 nats and a spectacular view over the region.
SALAY: Explore local life in this unspoiled Burmese town. Visit the Yoke Son Kyaung, the oldest surviving wooden monastery, with beautiful carvings of court life and scenes from the Ramayana. Continue to wander around the town, visiting the market and the Thar Ta Na Yaung Chi monastery, which also serves as orphanage.
Transfer to/from restaurant
- Overnight in Bagan
Day 6 Bagan - Mandalay (Breakfast / Lunch: Local Restaurant (Myanmar) / Dinner: Local Restaurant (Myanmar))
Arrival in Mandalay
Sightseeing in Mandalay
The last capital of royal Burma, Mandalay is still one of the largest cities in Myanmar, and a cultural and spiritual center. Neighboring Sagaing is home to over sixty percent of the country's monks, while the artisans of Mandalay continue to turn out the finest crafts in Myanmar. Begin your tour at MAHAMUNI PAYA. The Mahamuni image enshrined here is perhaps the most venerated image in Myanmar, covered in over 15 cm of gold leaf. Worshippers flock daily to the shrine at four in the morning to observe the unique face-washing ceremony. Afterwards, head to SHWENANDAW KYAUNG, or the Golden Teak Monastery. Built entirely of golden teak, this intricately carved wooden monastery was once part of the Mandalay Palace, used as private apartments by King Mindon and his chief queen. Continue to KYAUKTAWGYI PAYA, famous for its monumental seated Buddha, carved from a single block of marble. Continue to KUTHODAW PAYA, known also as "the world's biggest book". Around the central stupa are miniature pavilions, each housing a slab of marble Numbering altogether 729, these slabs are inscribed with the entire Tripitkata, or Buddhist scriptures. The final stop is at SHWE KYIN OLD MONASTERY, an old monastery at the base of Mandalay Hill which was built during the period of King Mindon.
Visit Mandalay Hill at sunset
MANDALAY HILL: an easy climb up the sheltered steps bring one to a panoramic view over the palace, Mandalay and the paya-studded countryside. The famous hermit monk, U Khanti, is credited with inspiring the construction of many of the buildings on and around the hill in the years after the founding of the city.
Transfer to/from restaurant
- Overnight in Mandalay
Day 7 Mandalay (Breakfast / Lunch: Local Restaurant (Myanmar) / Dinner: Local Restaurant (Myanmar))
Excursion to Mingun, Sagaing and Amarapura with boat trip
This day s tour visits three former royal sites, each with its own unique atmosphere. Travel by boat to MINGUN, enjoying the views of river life - fishing villages, market boats, women attending to their washing, and children playing in the water. Explore the ruins of the vast MINGUN PAYA, a monument to human ambition - never finished, its size would have dwarfed all contemporary pagodas.
After visiting other nearby pagodas, re-board your boat and start downriver towards SAGAING, a former royal capital and the spiritual center of Myanmar. Hundreds of stupas, monasteries, temples and nunneries are to be found in Sagaing Hill, sometimes known as a living Bagan. Thousands of monks and nuns retreat here for meditation and contemplation. Stop at some of the most famous temples, such as TUPAYON PAYA and HSINMYASHIN PAYA (the Pagoda of Many Elephants). Head to AMARAPURA, a former royal capital, and the MAHAGANDAYON MONASTERY to observe monks and novices as they line up to receive their daily offering of alms and food from faithful Buddhists. Afterwards, visit the nineteenth century PAHTODAWGYI PAYA and the reconstructed BAGAYA KYAUNG, a close cousin to the monastery of the same name in Inwa (Ava). Pause to enjoy the atmosphere of U BEIN S BRIDGE, a picturesque teak bridge which extends over one kilometer across Taungthaman Lake, and the highlight of any visit to Amarapura.
Transfer to/from restaurant
Overnight in Mandalay
Day 8 Mandalay - Heho - Inle Lake (Breakfast / Lunch: Local Restaurant (Myanmar) / Dinner: Inle Princess Resort / Restaurant)
Arrival in Heho
By vehicle from Heho to Inle Lake
Transfer by boat
Excursion by boat on Inle Lake
INLE LAKE: Inle Lake, located in Shan State, is beautiful, with very calm waters dotted with patches of floating vegetation and fishing canoes. High hills rim the lake on all sides. The lake's shore and islands bear 17 villages on stilts, mostly inhabited by the Intha people. Enjoy the spectacular scenery and observe the skilled fisherman using their leg-rowing technique to propel themselves around the lake. Visit the floating gardens, a market and a Intha village around the lake. The day sightseeing also includes a visit to the PHAUNG DAW OO PAGODA, INN PAW KHON VILLAGE (Lotus and silk weaving) and the NGA PHE KYAUNG MONASTERY.
- Overnight in Inle Lake
Day 9 Inle Lake (Breakfast / Lunch: Local Restaurant (Myanmar) / Dinner: Inle Princess Resort / Restaurant)
Excursion by boat on Inle Lake to Indein and Sae Ma Village
Travel by boat to the western shore of the lake to a stairway leading and walk approx. 10 minutes to the hidden INDEIN temple complex. Located on the shore of the lake, this site consists of hundreds of small stupas overgrown by moss and greens. From Indein to Sae Ma Village takes approx. 45 minutes. Pass foot past rice fields to the village of SAE MA, stopping to explore the village and the local school. In the afternoon meet the people in the villages on the lake and travel to one of the monasteries taking approx. 45 minutes from Sae Ma Village to observe the monastic activities.
- Overnight in Inle Lake
Day 10 Inle Lake - Yangon (Breakfast / Lunch: Local Restaurant (Myanmar) / Dinner: Local Restaurant (Myanmar))
Transfer by boat
By vehicle from Inle Lake to Heho
Arrival in Yangon
Sightseeing in Yangon
Visit Bogyoke Aung San (Scott) Market
BOGYOKE AUNG SAN MARKET: also known as Scott Market, this building contains over 2000 stalls and is the best place in Yangon to browse through the complete range of local handicrafts.
Visit Inya Lake and Park
INYA LAKE and PARK: Inya Lake is the largest lake in Yangon, a popular recreational area for Yangonites, and a famous location for romance in popular culture. Inya Lake Park is located next to Yangon University is most well known as a romantic dating area for the university students and other activities available to visitors include swimming, sailing and rowing. Yangon's premier sailing club is based here.
Visit Kandawgyi (Royal) Lake
KANDAWGYI LAKE: also known as the Royal Lake, this natural body of water located in the city center is a good place for strolling and picnicking. The lake is attractive at sunset when the glittering Shwedagon pagoda is reflected in its calm waters.
Transfer to/from restaurant
- Overnight in Yangon
Day 11 Yangon (Breakfast / Lunch: Picnic Box (Myanmar) / Dinner: Karaweik Palace Restauran)
Excursion to Dala and Twante
Cross the Yangon river by local ferry, observing the morning activity on the jetty and along the shores. After reaching Dala, take a trishaw ride past the local fish market, through green areas, and past teashops. Visit the Shwesandaw Pagoda for a dose of local legend. Afterwards, return to Yangon on the way to take ferry, and upon arrival Yangon jetty, proceed by vehicle to Twante. After visiting another pagoda, also called Shwesandaw and the third tallest in the country, explore the daily life of the town itself, stopping to see local cottage industries including bamboo raft making. Finish your visit of the town at the Oh Bo pottery quarter, and observe a demonstration of the local pottery making techniques. On the way back to Yangon, visit the Indian inspired Paung Daw Gyoke Pagoda.
Transfer to/from restaurant
Enjoy dinner with Myanmar traditional show at Karaweik Palace Restaurant
Enjoy sumptuous meals in the glory of a palatial environment at KARAWEIK PALACE, a Royal barge designed in the form of a mythical bird which is believed to possess a melodious call. Karaweik is tastefully decorated in traditional style enhanced by the beauty of the Kandawgyi Lake. Traditional Cultural Entertainment is available everyday and inclusive of varieties of Myanmar Traditional Duet/solo dances, puppet show and group dance, synchronize dances etc..
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HEALTH: In general, tours are quite active and require a good deal of walking, frequently including stairs. Tibet requires travel into areas of high altitude and with extreme temperature fluctuation. We strongly recommend that you discuss any health concerns with your personal physician. Additional Assistance: In order to ensure a smooth operation of the tour for all group members, any traveler requiring special assistance must be accompanied by an adult, who is responsible for providing all such assistance. PDT is under no obligation whatsoever to provide any special assistance. You are required to notify PDT, in writing, prior to the time of booking of any physical disability or medical condition, which may require any special assistance during the tour. Please note that for those physically challenged, access to some facilities may not be available at the same standard as in the U.S. PDT's tour directors and their designees reserve the right to exclude passengers from participating in tours if, in their sole discretion, they believe that the tour may be challenging to the passenger or could detract from the full enjoyment of the other tour participants. Currently, vaccinations are not required. As health requirements change without notice, please check with your personal physician or public health service for currently required or recommended inoculations.
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Passengers traveling to Tibet: Entry permits to Tibet are handled by PDT. Your China visa is required in order for us to issue your entry permit into Tibet. Please note that, if PDT does not handle your China visa, we require a color copy of both your passport and China visa no less than six weeks prior to departure. Permits to Tibet are approved by the Tibet Tourism Bureau. Rules of entry to Tibet fluctuate and are subject to change. PDT cannot guarantee acceptance of your permit to visit Tibet. Minimum number of tour group participants may apply in order to enter Tibet. Please check these arrangements at the time of booking. China Visa Fee - US $220.00 per person - check at time of booking (passport must be received at PDT office 75 days prior to departure.) Mailing or delivery fees are additional; see our website for details.
VISAS: Hong Kong - No visa required for U.S. citizens. Thailand - No visa required for U.S. citizens for stays under 30 days. Japan - No visa required for U.S. citizens for stays up to 90 days. Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, India - Visa required. For information, contact the Embassy of Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar or India.
5. CANCELLATION FEES (All tours): A written notice of cancellation must be received by PDT either by mail, fax, or e-mail.
Oral cancellation by phone will not be accepted.
75+ days before departure......................................................US $300.00 per person*
74-30 days before departure..................................................US $400.00 per person*
29-16 days before departure..................................................US $500.00 per person*
15 days before departure through day of departure.................................................
*Plus any additional charges assessed by land suppliers or airlines.
General Booking Conditions
1. FINAL PAYMENT: Land Only Payment: Due 75 days prior to departure and may be made by check or credit card with a signed authorization form. PDT reserves the right to modify your tour arrangements before and after the final payment has been made, to accommodate unforeseen circumstances due to high demand for air, cruise and hotel space. You will be notified, should this situation arise.
2. SPECIAL DISCOUNTS: Discounts are applicable to new bookings only, if the special promotion is being rendered by a third party such as hotels, airlines, ground operators, etc. All discounts are not combinable. Unfortunately, we are not able to apply promotional discounts, when payments are not received by the specified deposit and final payment due dates.
3. RE-BOOKING: A change in departure date, or from one tour to another after your original reservation has been processed, is considered a cancelled trip, and cancellation fees will apply.
Air & Land Information
LAND ONLY TOURS: Land only tour prices (other than City Highlight Packages) include domestic China/Intra-Asia flights in conjunction with the land tour, and, once ticketed, are non-refundable and subject to all other applicable airline fare rules. PDT endeavors to follow itineraries precisely; however, if flights are not available at the scheduled time, we reserve the right to modify the air and land arrangements for smooth operation of the tour. International and domestic air schedules are subject to change at any time. Land only tour prices do not include transpacific flights, however, PDT offers special rates on transpacific flights for travel originating in the U.S. (subject to availability). Land only tour prices are subject to increase prior to the time you make full payment; land only tour prices are not subject to increase after full payment has been made, except for charges resulting from when minimum participation levels have not been met. A signed form will be required at the time of initial payment to expressly acknowledge your acceptance of this price increase policy. International and domestic air schedules are subject to change at any time.
AIR INCLUSIVE TOURS: Air-inclusive tour prices include transpacific flights to/from PDT's U.S. gateway cities, as well as domestic China/Intra-Asia flights in conjunction with the land tour, and, once ticketed, are non-refundable and subject to all other applicable airline fare rules, including change/cancellation penalties of up to $500 per ticket (for transpacific flights and intra-Asia flights). Air-inclusive tour prices are subject to increase prior to the time you make full payment; air-inclusive tour prices are not subject to increase after full payment has been made, except for charges resulting from when minimum participation levels have not been met. A signed form will be required at the time of initial payment to expressly acknowledge your acceptance of this price increase policy. PDT endeavors to follow itineraries precisely; however, if flights are not available at the scheduled time, we reserve the right to modify the air and land arrangements for smooth operation of the tour. International and domestic air schedules are subject to change at any time. If you make your own transpacific flight arrangements, PDT will not be responsible for any loss resulting from flight cancellations, delays, or changes in land or flight schedules.
MINIMUM PARTICIPATION LEVELS: PDT tours are contingent upon minimum participation levels (which vary between tour series, as shown above). In the event the minimum participation level is not achieved, and PDT must increase the price and/or substitute the original tour with an alternative tour, participants may elect to receive a full refund, less the price of any non-refundable transpacific air transportation PDT has already ticketed for your convenience. (Generally, PDT will not ticket transpacific air transportation, until the minimum participation level is achieved, unless requested otherwise.) In such cases, your unused non-refundable round-trip transpacific air ticket will be converted into a flight credit by your airline, typically valid for one year from the original ticket issuance date and good towards future round-trip travel on the airline to and from the original destination, less change fees of up to $500.00 and any applicable fare differential.
BAGGAGE: Free allowances, limits, and additional charges for checked and carry-on baggage may apply and vary by airline, frequent flyer status, booking class, destination (e.g., baggage allowance differs for the transpacific and China/Intra-Asia sections of your tour), bag size and weight. Airline fees of up to $200.00 per bag for the first and/or second checked bag may apply. Refer to the airline's website for details on their checked and carry-on baggage rules. Baggage allowances and charges are subject to change. We strongly recommend baggage insurance, as PDT does not assume any responsibility for loss or damage to baggage or passengers' belongings. It is at passengers' risk throughout. For the most up-to-date requirements, please check with your air carrier prior to your flight.
REFUND ON UNUSED OR CHANGED TOUR ARRANGEMENTS: Portions of land arrangements, hotel accommodations or any other service or feature of the tour that are not used, are neither refundable, nor exchangeable. Travel Protection Insurance fee is non-refundable. Refund claims must be made in writing through the agent from whom the tour has been purchased within 14 days of the termination of the tour. A written statement from the Tour Director or Local Guide certifying the exact services not rendered must be attached to this claim.
LAND ONLY & LAND/CRUISE ONLY TOUR PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE: 1. Transpacific air from USA/first point of entry abroad, or last point of exit on tour/USA. 2. Initial arrival and departure transfers, unless transpacific air is purchased through Pacific Delight Tours®. Please call us for transfer cost for land only arrivals and departures. 3. Airline-imposed baggage fees: please consult your airline. 4. Fees for delivery of tour documentation to international destinations, and overnight delivery of tour documentation due to late payments. 5. Cost of passport and visas, and all items of personal nature. 6. Any fees incurred due to delays, changes, or cancellations beyond PDT's control. 7. Customary gratuities to ship crew, local guides, drivers, boatmen, river guides, hotel waiters, chambermaids and porters. The end-of-tour gratuity to the Tour Director is also not included.
RESPONSIBILITY: Pacific Delight Tours® (hereinafter PDT) acts as a tour operator and agent. The suppliers that provide transportation, conveyance or accommodations are independent contractors and are not agents or employees of PDT. All tickets, coupons and receipts issued by PDT, and all arrangements for transport, conveyance or accommodations are made by PDT as agent of the suppliers. By utilizing the services of suppliers, you agree that neither PDT nor any of its officers, directors, employees, subsidiaries or affiliates shall be liable for any injury, damage, loss, accident or delay incurred by you or those traveling with you in connection with any accommodations, transportation, conveyance or other services of whatsoever nature resulting directly or indirectly from any acts or default of the suppliers or from any occurrence or condition, including but not limited to defects in vehicles or vessels, breakdown in equipment or the negligence of their operators. PDT, its employees, officers, directors, subsidiaries or affiliates also shall not be liable for any injury, damage, loss, claim or accident resulting directly or indirectly (i) from delays, cancellations or changes in flights, itineraries, schedules, or other services of any nature whatsoever, (ii) from strikes, theft, sickness, weather, quarantine or any other causes of any nature whatsoever or (iii) from acts or omissions of any Government, its local subdivisions, bureaus or authorities. All tour itineraries and fares may be affected by alterations or delays in air or surface transportation services of the various countries. PDT reserves the right to withdraw any tour and to make such alterations in the itineraries which, in its sole discretion, it may find desirable for the convenience of the parties or the proper operation of the tour. PDT reserves the right to decline to accept, or to retain any person as a member of the tour party at any time, if they in any way violate the laws of the country they are visiting, pose a risk to the safety of fellow tour members, or their behavior interferes with a smooth operation of the tour.
NOTE: All tour fares shown in this brochure are based on the value of foreign currencies in relation to the U.S. dollar in effect at the date of the printing of the brochure and on the tariffs, airfares, taxes and fuel surcharges as of that same date and are subject to change at any time to reflect those or other changes since the date of the brochure's printing. PDT reserves the right to correct promotional, pricing or typographical errors at any time. PDT reserves the right to cancel the tour prior to departure for any reason. In such case, a full refund of all payments will constitute full settlement with the passenger. The airlines and other transportation carriers concerned are not to be held responsible for any act or event during the time the passengers are not on board their planes or conveyances. The passenger's contract in use by the airlines concerned, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the airlines and the purchaser of these tours and/or passenger with respect to that service. Any and/or all transportation companies shall have or shall incur no responsibility for or liability to any traveler aside from their liability as common carriers. The carriers' international tariff is available for inspection and will govern all aspects of the air transportation.
The Terms and Conditions contained herein and set forth in the brochures issued by PDT and on its website, under which you agree to utilize the services of PDT in arranging the tours, may not be amended in any way except in writing signed by an authorized officer of PDT. By utilizing the services of PDT, you agree that the exclusive jurisdiction for all claims, suits, actions or proceedings of whatsoever nature against PDT, its employees, officers, directors, subsidiaries or affiliates shall be the State of New York, and that such claim, action or proceedings shall be determined according to the laws of the State of New York. You also agree that, if you have a claim against PDT, its employees, officers, directors, subsidiaries or affiliates, (i) you will notify PDT, in writing, of your claim as soon as possible and (ii) that, if you choose to commence a law suit against PDT, its employees, officers, directors, subsidiaries or affiliates, you will do so within one year from the date of the last day of the tour on which your claim arose, failing which, your claim against PDT, its employees, officers, directors, subsidiaries or affiliates, will be forever barred. CST 2098539
Terms & Conditions - for Kosher & Gluten-Free Package
Air transportation via scheduled IATA airlines, on economy-class group fare basis.
Accommodations including all hotel taxes and service charges, double occupancy basis, at hotels listed or similar.
Meals are special buffet breakfast at the hotels, plus lunch and dinner daily - on table d'hote group menu basis.
Sightseeing and special events via chartered air-conditioned coach with English-speaking guides, including entrance fees.
Transfers between airports and hotels on arrival and departure days incl. representative to meet and assist.
Visa: a tourist visa for India and China are required for US and Canadian citizens; complete instructions on applying for your visa will be provided with confirmation.
Reservations: the donation of $900 p.p. plus a deposit of $900 per person (total $1,800 p.p.) is due on registration; a 2nd deposit of $1,100 p.p. is due 180 days prior to departure; balance is due on or before 90 days prior to departure. International airline tickets, if required, must be ticketed within 48 hours of reservation. Airfares are not guaranteed until the tickets are issued. The tour is based on cash pricing; a credit card service charge will apply for payment by credit card for anything other than international air tickets.
Cancellations and refunds: the deposit is non-refundable; for cancellations received between 180 and 90 days before departure, an additional $1,100 p.p. charge applies; within 90 days, the land portion is not refundable; there may be a penalty on the air portion, as well. Cancellation charges cover non-refundable expenses incurred on behalf of the participant and the group, and help protect tour fares for the remaining participants. No refund or credit for early withdrawal. Cancellation insurance is highly recommended. Insurance application will be provided with confirmation.
Responsibility: Pacific Delight Tours, The Foundation for Remote Jewish Communities, Inc.and/or associated companies (the Organizers) give notice that all tickets issued by them and all arrangements for transport, accommodations and meals, are made by them as agents for the tour participant upon the express condition that they shall not be held liable for any injury, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity which may be occasioned by reason of any defect of any vehicle or through the acts of any company or person engaged in conveying the passengers herewith, or of any hotel/ ship proprietor or employees. Itineraries and fares may be affected by changes in air services of the various countries. The right is reserved to withdraw any feature announced in this program and to make such alterations in the itinerary as may be found desirable for the convenience and proper carrying out of the tour. The right is reserved to decline, accept or retain any person as a member of the tour. Guest speakers are subject to professional commitments. The Organizers accept no responsibility for losses or additional expenses due to delays or changes in schedules, sickness, weather, strikes, war, quarantine or other causes. All fares shown are based on tariffs and exchanges rates in effect at time of printing and subject to change. The carriers are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time passengers are not on their respective conveyances. The passenger ticket shall constitute the sole contract between the carriers and the purchaser or passenger. [4/16]