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Trip Extensions

There are currently no suggested extensions for this itinerary. Please ask the Destination Specialist if you'd like to customize one.

Anticipated itinerary; actual route may vary.

Day 1: arrive singapore

Welcome to Singapore!Welcome to Singapore!

On arrival in Singapore, you will be met and transferred to your centrally-located hotel, Hotel Royal at Queens. This 4-star smoke-free hotel is located in the heart of the city’s dynamic business area, opposite the China Cultural Center and entertainment hubs.

Within walking distance of your hotel are some major landmarks, including the Esplanade Theatres by the Bay, Marina Square, Raffles Shopping Center, Bugis Village Flea Market, Orchard Road, Chinatown, Little India, Boat Quay, and Clarke Quay.

And while there are plenty of restaurants to choose from, your hotel offers good and affordable dining, with Chinese and vegetarian cuisine. Bonus: the Queen’s Bar lounge provides live musical entertainment. 

Meals
None
Lodging
Hotel Royal at Queens

Day 2: singapore city tour

See the fictional MerlionSee the fictional Merlion

Today your guide will take you on a 3.5 hour tour. Explore the city by driving around the Civic District, passing by the Padang, Cricket Club, historic Parliament House, Supreme Court and City Hall. Next, stop at the Merlion Park and enjoy the impressive views of Marina Bay. Do not miss out this picture-taking opportunity with The Merlion, a mythological creature that is part lion and part fish.

Visit Thian Hock Keng Temple, one of Singapore’s oldest Buddhist-Taoist temples, before driving past Chinatown. Stop by a Local Handicraft Centre and observe craftsmen at work. Proceed to the National Orchid Garden located within Singapore Botanic Gardens, which boasts a sprawling display of 60,000 orchid plants. Your final stop at Little India will entrance you with the scent of joss sticks, jasmine and spices. 

Meals
Breakfast
Lodging
Hotel Royal at Queens

Day 3: morning zoo or sentosa excursion

See orangutans in their natural habitat at the Singapore zooSee orangutans in their natural habitat at the Singapore zoo

Leave the city behind today as you head north to Mandai and visit one of the world’s best and most beautiful zoos. The Singapore Zoo is spread over 28 hectares and is a haven to over 3,660 mammals, birds and reptiles, including some rare and endangered species. Natural barriers like streams, rock walls and beautiful landscaping are used to separate the animals from visitors, thus creating an ‘open zoo’ effect. Experience this new concept in animal keeping from the comfort of your tram or on foot.

Alternatively, head over to Sentosa—an island of peace and tranquility, just minutes away from the main island of Singapore. The tour begins with a scenic cable car ride where you can see the beautiful landscape of the city. On the island, visit Images of Singapore, where you’ll embark on a journey to experience the colorful culture and vibrant heritage of Singapore, re-told through life-size figures, animatronics and special effects. Enter a world of colors at the Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom and allow 1,500 live butterflies from over 50 species to flutter about you, or admire up to 3,000 species of insects.

If you choose to visit Underwater World and the Dolphin Lagoon, you can watch the adorable pink dolphins perform their natural antics such as spy-hop, tail-flapping and vocalization.

Optionally (for an additional cost), spend the evening exploring China town with your guide. Discover the rich historical beginnings of Chinatown at the Chinatown Heritage Centre. The Centre takes you back to a different time in the history of the area and immerses you in the life of the early Chinese immigrants. Today’s Chinatown comes alive with the hustle and bustle of the Night Market.

After dinner, you’ll have an opportunity to wander along the narrow lanes and test your bargaining skills with the street vendors. Next, hop onto a Trishaw for a ride through Chinatown to Clarke Quay. There, you will board a Bumboat for a cruise along the Singapore River. Disembark at the Esplanade, where your wonderful evening comes to an end.

Meals
Breakfast
Lodging
Hotel Royal at Queens

Day 4: singapore free day

Admire a variety of orchids at the Botanical GardenAdmire a variety of orchids at the Botanical Garden

Today is yours to explore Singapore on your own, or we can arrange for these exciting tours for an additional cost:

East Coast and Changi​ - 3.5 hrs
Soak in the rich cultural heritage of the Malays at the Malay Ethnic Area. Your guide will recount stories of collective spirits that rose through the darkest times of World War II as you visit the Changi Chapel & Museum. A drive through the rustic and laid-back Changi Village will give you a chance to see the relaxing side of Singapore and provides a contrast to your final stop at Tampines New Town, a typical heartland township of present day Singapore.

Footstep of Raffles​ - 4 hrs
This tour starts from where it all began – at Raffles Landing Site – where Sir Stamford Raffles is believed to have first stepped ashore in 1819. You'll then continue on an exhibition that traces the history of the Singapore River. Next, stop at Raffles Hotel, where hives of activities were held for the high-society in the 1800s. Here, enjoy either an afternoon tea with English or local delicacies or a light refreshment. You'll then board a Bumboat and cruise along the historic Singapore River and disembark at Clarke Quay, a riverside festival village where you will visit a Pewter Gallery to discover the history of pewter and role of tin in the development of Singapore as a trading port. You'll enjoy watching a demonstration on pewter smithing.

Harbour Cruise​ - 2.5 hrs
The renowned Chinese Admiral Cheng Ho (Zeng He), holds an honorable place in the Chinese history as he visited parts of the world as the Emissary of the Emperor of China during the 15th Century. An exact replica of the famous Imperial Vessel of the Ming Dynasty, the Da Fu, M.V. Cheng Ho, allows you to sail in modern comfort and safety. Passengers on the day cruises will stop at Kusu Island, or Turtle Island, (except during the annual Kusupilgrimage) to explore the Chinese Temple, Terrapin Sanctuary and Malay Shine – the blissful blending of different religions that makes Singapore so unique. Your journey then continues past Lazarus, a popular weekend getaway for picnickers and divers, before returning to to your hotel in Singapore.

Jurong Bird Park​​ - 4 hrs
Home to 8,000 birds and 600 species, Jurong Bird Park spans 20.2 hectares of lush greenery within Singapore's model industry estate. See the some 1,000 colorful lories and have a chance to feed them at the Lory Loft - the world's largest Lory Flight Aviary. Take a ride on the Panorail for a panoramic view of the Park and into a tropical world of Jungle mists at the Waterfall Aviary. Enjoy the spectacular Penguin Exhibit and Birds & Buddies Show at the Pool Amphitheater. The Bird Park's exhibits and aviaries are specially designed to closely resemble the natural habitats of the birds.

Peranakan Trail​ - 3.5 hrs
Embark on a colorful journey into the history, lifestyle and unique character of the Peranakan Babas (the men) and Nonyas (the women) as you explore the Peranakan Trail. The Peranakan Chinese are the largest ethnic group in Singapore, making up almost 3/4 of the country's population. Take a walk through the Spice Garden which sits on the original site of the first Botanic Gardens and uncover the intricacies of spices and herbs that go into Perankan cooking. A fascinating Display of Peranakan costume, embroidery, beadwork, jewelry, porcelain, furniture and craftwork provides insight into the captivating culture of the Peranakans. Wander through the bustling enclaves of Katong & Joo Chiat that showcases the rich baroque Peranakanarchitecture. Admire rows of colorful traditional shophouses that dates back to the 1920s and 1930s. A sampling of Nonya Delicacies will complete the day.

Round Island Tour​​ - 7 hrs
On this tour, you'll gain an interesting insight into Chinese mythology characters, legends and folklore at the Haw Par Villa, famous for its depictions of Chinese folklore’s 10 Courts of Hell. Here you will find over 1,000 colorful statues such as a giant gorilla and massive deity heads. You'll then continue your journey northwards to the Kranji War Memorial, commemorating over 20,000 men and women who gave their lives in WWII. After lunch at a local restaurant proceed to Bright Hill Temple, a famous Chinese ancestral place of worship. Drive past the Johore Battery and view a replicated 15-inch ‘Monster Gun’, the largest to be installed outside Britain during World War II. Your final stop will be at Changi Chapel & Musuem. The museum focuses on the memories and lives of both POWs and civilian internees who survived the Japanese Occupation while the Changi Chapel is a symbolic replica of the original chapel found in the Changi Prison.

Singapore By Night​ - 4 hrs
Enjoy Dining by the River – Singaporean’s latest sunset haunt. En route to the world’s largest fountain, take in the beautiful sight of the central business district via Benjamin Sheares Bridge. Next, advance to Bugis Street or other night bazaars during festive periods, where our guide will take you for a stroll at the night market or ‘pasar malam’ where you may do some bargaining. Your last stop for the evening will be at the Raffles Hotel for a taste of Singapore’s very own concoction ‘the Singapore Sling’ (included for those who have booked the tour with this option). As the saying goes, “If you have not been to Raffles, you have not been to Singapore." Return to your hotel late in the evening.

Meals
Breakfast
Lodging
Hotel Royal at Queens

Day 5: depart singapore

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to your next Asia destination or back home.

Meals
Breakfast
Lodging
None

Price and Date Details

Land Cost:
From
$1,250
The cost quoted is the Land Cost and is subject to change. This covers accommodations, transfers, activities, touring, guide services and meals as described in Journeys' Trip Notes. The quoted Land Cost will apply when group size falls in the specified range and when travel is on the indicated dates.
Single Supplement:
$400
The single supplement is applicable if a roommate is not available or if single accommodation is specifically requested. While single accommodation is not available on all trips, we will try and honor this request whenever possible.
Custom & private on your dates

Need to Know

It is possible to do a 2, 3 or 4 day extension. Ask us for details.

Duration:
5 days
The number of days, or duration, in a destination corresponds with the itinerary as published. This is the time period covered by the land cost. The total number of days includes the time required to travel between the USA and the destination country.
Comfort Level:
●●●○○
(see full descriptions)
4* hotels (can upgrade to 5*)
Activity Level:
●○○○○
(see full descriptions)
Easy exploration
Group Size:
Most custom trips can accommodate groups of any size, from one person to as large of a group as you'd like. Some exceptions apply; ask your Adventure Specialist for details.
Terms & Conditions: 

Standard

Below is a summary of our complete Trip Terms & Conditions, which explains each of the items below in more detail. 

Expenses covered

Normally, our stated land costs include the cost of all guides, leaders, permits obtained after arrival, lodging accommodations, food and entry fees as specified, and all surface transportation associated with the planned itinerary. We do our best to avoid increasing prices after receipt of your deposit, but, rarely, factors beyond our control might require us to change our prices without prior notice, even after you have signed up. 

Expenses not covered

Costs not included in the price may include: meals not indicated as included in itineraries; meals prior to arrival in starting cities; transfers, if not arriving or departing on the scheduled group flights; soft drinks, bottled water, and alcoholic beverages; medical expenses, costs of hospitalization, or evacuation from remote areas; laundry; airport departure taxes not included on your airline ticket; accommodations en route to starting cities; visas; airfares; gratuities; and insurance. 

Pricing and Payment

For most group departures, the booking deposit is $500 per person per trip, though for some trips it may be more, as noted in the trip description. The minimum booking deposit requirement for custom trips is $800 per person, and this deposit is non-refundable. A trip-planning fee of $250 per itinerary is also charged to cover costs of preparing itinerary proposals for custom trips. This fee is credited to the cost of the trip, but is nonrefundable if you do not take the trip. Custom travel during holiday seasons may require a deposit prior to trip confirmation.

For both group departures and custom trips, a second deposit of $1,000 per person is due 120 days prior to departure or at the time of booking for reservations made fewer than 120 days before departure. The balance as shown on your invoice is due 60 days prior to departure regardless of whether extensions or other arrangements are pending. Late payments may jeopardize confirmation of your itinerary and in some cases may result in additional fees. If we have not received final payment 30 days prior to departure your reservation may be canceled and subject to our Cancellation & Refund Policy stated in the complete Terms & Conditions.

We accept payments by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or check drawn on a U.S. bank account. Payment for airfare is required at the time of ticketing. Discounts that may be available for some trips are not available toward bookings made through travel agencies.

Airfare

We can help you secure air travel arrangements to correspond with land travel booked through Journeys International. We work with an airfare consolidator to assist in booking the flights that suit your needs. If you decide to make your own flight arrangements, you must provide Journeys International with a complete copy of your itinerary showing departure and arrival flights and times. You should plan to arrange your own air travel if you are using mileage credit or originating outside North America, but please be in touch with our office before you finalize ticketing so that we can help you to coordinate the correct arrival and departure dates and times.

Insurance

When you make your application, we strongly recommend the purchase of comprehensive travel insurance in case of emergency situations. Please contact us for a recommended policy.

Itinerary Change Fee

There will be a $40 fee for changes once an itinerary has been confirmed and approved. Additional cancellation penalties or change fees may apply as per our terms and conditions. The passenger is responsible for such fees.

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Singapore Stopover

Explore this small island nation's culture and beauty
See the creative Marina Bay hotel with the Merlion in the foreground

overview

Singapore may be just a small dot on the world map, but it has big things to offer. And if you're flying to or from other Asian or Pacific destinations, Singapore is the perfect place to stop for a few days of exploration.

On this short stopover, you'll get a taste of the culture, cuisine, landscapes, and characters that are Singapore. Explore quaint neighborhoods, beautiful parks, a bustling nightlife, the business district, and historical sites. And be sure to set aside time to take a side trip to the off-shore islands.

This fully customizable itinerary provides you with a sample of activities. We can adjust it however you like to make this the perfect stopover for you.

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overview

Singapore may be just a small dot on the world map, but it has big things to offer. And if you're flying to or from other Asian or Pacific destinations, Singapore is the perfect place to stop for a few days of exploration.

On this short stopover, you'll get a taste of the culture, cuisine, landscapes, and characters that are Singapore. Explore quaint neighborhoods, beautiful parks, a bustling nightlife, the business district, and historical sites. And be sure to set aside time to take a side trip to the off-shore islands.

This fully customizable itinerary provides you with a sample of activities. We can adjust it however you like to make this the perfect stopover for you.

Continue to detailed itinerary...

itinerary

Anticipated itinerary; actual route may vary.
  • Day 1: arrive singapore
    Welcome to Singapore!Welcome to Singapore!

    On arrival in Singapore, you will be met and transferred to your centrally-located hotel, Hotel Royal at Queens. This 4-star smoke-free hotel is located in the heart of the city’s dynamic business area, opposite the China Cultural Center and entertainment hubs.

    Within walking distance of your hotel are some major landmarks, including the Esplanade Theatres by the Bay, Marina Square, Raffles Shopping Center, Bugis Village Flea Market, Orchard Road, Chinatown, Little India, Boat Quay, and Clarke Quay.

    And while there are plenty of restaurants to choose from, your hotel offers good and affordable dining, with Chinese and vegetarian cuisine. Bonus: the Queen’s Bar lounge provides live musical entertainment. 

    Meals
    None
    Lodging
    Hotel Royal at Queens
    Show on a map
  • Day 2: singapore city tour
    See the fictional MerlionSee the fictional Merlion

    Today your guide will take you on a 3.5 hour tour. Explore the city by driving around the Civic District, passing by the Padang, Cricket Club, historic Parliament House, Supreme Court and City Hall. Next, stop at the Merlion Park and enjoy the impressive views of Marina Bay. Do not miss out this picture-taking opportunity with The Merlion, a mythological creature that is part lion and part fish.

    Visit Thian Hock Keng Temple, one of Singapore’s oldest Buddhist-Taoist temples, before driving past Chinatown. Stop by a Local Handicraft Centre and observe craftsmen at work. Proceed to the National Orchid Garden located within Singapore Botanic Gardens, which boasts a sprawling display of 60,000 orchid plants. Your final stop at Little India will entrance you with the scent of joss sticks, jasmine and spices. 

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lodging
    Hotel Royal at Queens
    Show on a map
  • Day 3: morning zoo or sentosa excursion
    See orangutans in their natural habitat at the Singapore zooSee orangutans in their natural habitat at the Singapore zoo

    Leave the city behind today as you head north to Mandai and visit one of the world’s best and most beautiful zoos. The Singapore Zoo is spread over 28 hectares and is a haven to over 3,660 mammals, birds and reptiles, including some rare and endangered species. Natural barriers like streams, rock walls and beautiful landscaping are used to separate the animals from visitors, thus creating an ‘open zoo’ effect. Experience this new concept in animal keeping from the comfort of your tram or on foot.

    Alternatively, head over to Sentosa—an island of peace and tranquility, just minutes away from the main island of Singapore. The tour begins with a scenic cable car ride where you can see the beautiful landscape of the city. On the island, visit Images of Singapore, where you’ll embark on a journey to experience the colorful culture and vibrant heritage of Singapore, re-told through life-size figures, animatronics and special effects. Enter a world of colors at the Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom and allow 1,500 live butterflies from over 50 species to flutter about you, or admire up to 3,000 species of insects.

    If you choose to visit Underwater World and the Dolphin Lagoon, you can watch the adorable pink dolphins perform their natural antics such as spy-hop, tail-flapping and vocalization.

    Optionally (for an additional cost), spend the evening exploring China town with your guide. Discover the rich historical beginnings of Chinatown at the Chinatown Heritage Centre. The Centre takes you back to a different time in the history of the area and immerses you in the life of the early Chinese immigrants. Today’s Chinatown comes alive with the hustle and bustle of the Night Market.

    After dinner, you’ll have an opportunity to wander along the narrow lanes and test your bargaining skills with the street vendors. Next, hop onto a Trishaw for a ride through Chinatown to Clarke Quay. There, you will board a Bumboat for a cruise along the Singapore River. Disembark at the Esplanade, where your wonderful evening comes to an end.

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lodging
    Hotel Royal at Queens
    Show on a map
  • Day 4: singapore free day
    Admire a variety of orchids at the Botanical GardenAdmire a variety of orchids at the Botanical Garden

    Today is yours to explore Singapore on your own, or we can arrange for these exciting tours for an additional cost:

    East Coast and Changi​ - 3.5 hrs
    Soak in the rich cultural heritage of the Malays at the Malay Ethnic Area. Your guide will recount stories of collective spirits that rose through the darkest times of World War II as you visit the Changi Chapel & Museum. A drive through the rustic and laid-back Changi Village will give you a chance to see the relaxing side of Singapore and provides a contrast to your final stop at Tampines New Town, a typical heartland township of present day Singapore.

    Footstep of Raffles​ - 4 hrs
    This tour starts from where it all began – at Raffles Landing Site – where Sir Stamford Raffles is believed to have first stepped ashore in 1819. You'll then continue on an exhibition that traces the history of the Singapore River. Next, stop at Raffles Hotel, where hives of activities were held for the high-society in the 1800s. Here, enjoy either an afternoon tea with English or local delicacies or a light refreshment. You'll then board a Bumboat and cruise along the historic Singapore River and disembark at Clarke Quay, a riverside festival village where you will visit a Pewter Gallery to discover the history of pewter and role of tin in the development of Singapore as a trading port. You'll enjoy watching a demonstration on pewter smithing.

    Harbour Cruise​ - 2.5 hrs
    The renowned Chinese Admiral Cheng Ho (Zeng He), holds an honorable place in the Chinese history as he visited parts of the world as the Emissary of the Emperor of China during the 15th Century. An exact replica of the famous Imperial Vessel of the Ming Dynasty, the Da Fu, M.V. Cheng Ho, allows you to sail in modern comfort and safety. Passengers on the day cruises will stop at Kusu Island, or Turtle Island, (except during the annual Kusupilgrimage) to explore the Chinese Temple, Terrapin Sanctuary and Malay Shine – the blissful blending of different religions that makes Singapore so unique. Your journey then continues past Lazarus, a popular weekend getaway for picnickers and divers, before returning to to your hotel in Singapore.

    Jurong Bird Park​​ - 4 hrs
    Home to 8,000 birds and 600 species, Jurong Bird Park spans 20.2 hectares of lush greenery within Singapore's model industry estate. See the some 1,000 colorful lories and have a chance to feed them at the Lory Loft - the world's largest Lory Flight Aviary. Take a ride on the Panorail for a panoramic view of the Park and into a tropical world of Jungle mists at the Waterfall Aviary. Enjoy the spectacular Penguin Exhibit and Birds & Buddies Show at the Pool Amphitheater. The Bird Park's exhibits and aviaries are specially designed to closely resemble the natural habitats of the birds.

    Peranakan Trail​ - 3.5 hrs
    Embark on a colorful journey into the history, lifestyle and unique character of the Peranakan Babas (the men) and Nonyas (the women) as you explore the Peranakan Trail. The Peranakan Chinese are the largest ethnic group in Singapore, making up almost 3/4 of the country's population. Take a walk through the Spice Garden which sits on the original site of the first Botanic Gardens and uncover the intricacies of spices and herbs that go into Perankan cooking. A fascinating Display of Peranakan costume, embroidery, beadwork, jewelry, porcelain, furniture and craftwork provides insight into the captivating culture of the Peranakans. Wander through the bustling enclaves of Katong & Joo Chiat that showcases the rich baroque Peranakanarchitecture. Admire rows of colorful traditional shophouses that dates back to the 1920s and 1930s. A sampling of Nonya Delicacies will complete the day.

    Round Island Tour​​ - 7 hrs
    On this tour, you'll gain an interesting insight into Chinese mythology characters, legends and folklore at the Haw Par Villa, famous for its depictions of Chinese folklore’s 10 Courts of Hell. Here you will find over 1,000 colorful statues such as a giant gorilla and massive deity heads. You'll then continue your journey northwards to the Kranji War Memorial, commemorating over 20,000 men and women who gave their lives in WWII. After lunch at a local restaurant proceed to Bright Hill Temple, a famous Chinese ancestral place of worship. Drive past the Johore Battery and view a replicated 15-inch ‘Monster Gun’, the largest to be installed outside Britain during World War II. Your final stop will be at Changi Chapel & Musuem. The museum focuses on the memories and lives of both POWs and civilian internees who survived the Japanese Occupation while the Changi Chapel is a symbolic replica of the original chapel found in the Changi Prison.

    Singapore By Night​ - 4 hrs
    Enjoy Dining by the River – Singaporean’s latest sunset haunt. En route to the world’s largest fountain, take in the beautiful sight of the central business district via Benjamin Sheares Bridge. Next, advance to Bugis Street or other night bazaars during festive periods, where our guide will take you for a stroll at the night market or ‘pasar malam’ where you may do some bargaining. Your last stop for the evening will be at the Raffles Hotel for a taste of Singapore’s very own concoction ‘the Singapore Sling’ (included for those who have booked the tour with this option). As the saying goes, “If you have not been to Raffles, you have not been to Singapore." Return to your hotel late in the evening.

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lodging
    Hotel Royal at Queens
    Show on a map
  • Day 5: depart singapore

    After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to your next Asia destination or back home.

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lodging
    None
    Show on a map

Price and Date Details

Land Cost:
From
$1,250
The cost quoted is the Land Cost and is subject to change. This covers accommodations, transfers, activities, touring, guide services and meals as described in Journeys' Trip Notes. The quoted Land Cost will apply when group size falls in the specified range and when travel is on the indicated dates.
Single Supplement:
$400
The single supplement is applicable if a roommate is not available or if single accommodation is specifically requested. While single accommodation is not available on all trips, we will try and honor this request whenever possible.
Custom & private on your dates

Need to Know

It is possible to do a 2, 3 or 4 day extension. Ask us for details.

Duration:
5 days
The number of days, or duration, in a destination corresponds with the itinerary as published. This is the time period covered by the land cost. The total number of days includes the time required to travel between the USA and the destination country.
Comfort Level:
●●●○○
(see full descriptions)
4* hotels (can upgrade to 5*)
Activity Level:
●○○○○
(see full descriptions)
Easy exploration
Group Size:
Most custom trips can accommodate groups of any size, from one person to as large of a group as you'd like. Some exceptions apply; ask your Adventure Specialist for details.
Terms & Conditions: 

Standard

Below is a summary of our complete Trip Terms & Conditions, which explains each of the items below in more detail. 

Expenses covered

Normally, our stated land costs include the cost of all guides, leaders, permits obtained after arrival, lodging accommodations, food and entry fees as specified, and all surface transportation associated with the planned itinerary. We do our best to avoid increasing prices after receipt of your deposit, but, rarely, factors beyond our control might require us to change our prices without prior notice, even after you have signed up. 

Expenses not covered

Costs not included in the price may include: meals not indicated as included in itineraries; meals prior to arrival in starting cities; transfers, if not arriving or departing on the scheduled group flights; soft drinks, bottled water, and alcoholic beverages; medical expenses, costs of hospitalization, or evacuation from remote areas; laundry; airport departure taxes not included on your airline ticket; accommodations en route to starting cities; visas; airfares; gratuities; and insurance. 

Pricing and Payment

For most group departures, the booking deposit is $500 per person per trip, though for some trips it may be more, as noted in the trip description. The minimum booking deposit requirement for custom trips is $800 per person, and this deposit is non-refundable. A trip-planning fee of $250 per itinerary is also charged to cover costs of preparing itinerary proposals for custom trips. This fee is credited to the cost of the trip, but is nonrefundable if you do not take the trip. Custom travel during holiday seasons may require a deposit prior to trip confirmation.

For both group departures and custom trips, a second deposit of $1,000 per person is due 120 days prior to departure or at the time of booking for reservations made fewer than 120 days before departure. The balance as shown on your invoice is due 60 days prior to departure regardless of whether extensions or other arrangements are pending. Late payments may jeopardize confirmation of your itinerary and in some cases may result in additional fees. If we have not received final payment 30 days prior to departure your reservation may be canceled and subject to our Cancellation & Refund Policy stated in the complete Terms & Conditions.

We accept payments by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or check drawn on a U.S. bank account. Payment for airfare is required at the time of ticketing. Discounts that may be available for some trips are not available toward bookings made through travel agencies.

Airfare

We can help you secure air travel arrangements to correspond with land travel booked through Journeys International. We work with an airfare consolidator to assist in booking the flights that suit your needs. If you decide to make your own flight arrangements, you must provide Journeys International with a complete copy of your itinerary showing departure and arrival flights and times. You should plan to arrange your own air travel if you are using mileage credit or originating outside North America, but please be in touch with our office before you finalize ticketing so that we can help you to coordinate the correct arrival and departure dates and times.

Insurance

When you make your application, we strongly recommend the purchase of comprehensive travel insurance in case of emergency situations. Please contact us for a recommended policy.

Itinerary Change Fee

There will be a $40 fee for changes once an itinerary has been confirmed and approved. Additional cancellation penalties or change fees may apply as per our terms and conditions. The passenger is responsible for such fees.

Trip Extensions

There are currently no suggested extensions for this itinerary. Please ask the Destination Specialist if you'd like to customize one.

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Day-long active excursions and options for demanding activity in varied environments.
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Strenuous hiking or other intense activity that may be at high altitude or over rough terrain.
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