South Korea, Japan & Fiji Luxury Vacations
South Korea, Japan & Fiji Luxury Vacations
We have traveled throughout Asia and now our passports are filled to the brim!
For our last stop, we've put together the best hotels and activities for any traveler visiting South Korea, Japan or Fiji. Round out the memorable experience with a private transfer.
Seoul sightseeing we
Aquarium Tour and Han River Cruise:
You begin at Coex Aquarium, the largest in Seoul,
observing its vast sea life. After walking through glass ocean tunnels, they
get aboard a cruise ship on the stunning Han River. Later, you stop at
Bongeunsa Temple, the oldest temple in the city. It houses many cultural
treasures and offers visitors the chance to experience simple Buddhist
practices such as Dado and Korean Zen meditation.
Hiking and Sauna Tour:
Begin at Bukhansan National Park, a large region with
dozens of gorges and granite peaks. After hiking a trail along Mt. Bukhan,
travelers will head downtown to visit a Duty Free Shop. They end the trip
with a quick lunch and a Korean Bath where many locals go to hang out, relax,
and participate in a range of beauty rituals.
Caribbean Bay Water Park:
Travelers get the VIP experience as they enter Caribbean
Bay, which is a special zone of Everland Theme Park. While this park has the
classics like swimming and water amusement rides, it also has a variety of
other activities like a spa and sauna. Not only is the water park the largest
in the world, but it radiates its Caribbean theme throughout the grounds. The
theme extends to the wave pool, whose strong waves mimic those of the
Seoul hotels we recommend:
Lotte Hotel Seoul (Seoul)
JW Marriott Hotel Seoul (Seoul)
The Westin Chosun Seoul (Seoul)
The Ritz-Carlton (Seoul)
Grand Hilton Seoul (Seoul)
Millennium Seoul Hilton (Seoul)
Best Western Premier Gangnam (Seoul)
Ibis Styles Ambassador Seoul Myeongdong (Seoul)
Hotel Skypark Dongdaemun I (Seoul)
Tokyo sightseeing we recommend:
Tokyo After 5:
Bar hopping is overrated - that's why you can go
"yakitori hopping" in Tokyo, instead. Between sips of sake and
local beer, take a skewer of yakitori from one of several local restaurants.
Next stop: Monja Street - the birthplace of Monjayaki, a delicious pan-fried
batter mixed with local ingredients before grilling. What better way to end a
night than with wagashi and more local drinks?
Sumo Demonstration with ex. Sumo
Sumo is a Japanese national sport, believed to originate
during the mythical age. You get the thrill of a lifetime hearing the
behind-the-scenes stories of sumo from retired wrestlers. After playing sumo
and interacting with the wrestlers, clients will also get to try chanko-nabe,
a sumo classic for lunch. Chanko-nabe is a traditional one-pot dish eaten by
sumo wrestlers as part of weight-gain diet.
Private Ninja Spy Action Lesson in
During the Edo period when samurai dominated Japan, ninjas
played the all-important role of spy. Their main tasks were to hide their
presence while simultaneously collecting information to maintain peace, which
explains the emphasis put on their spirits. Clients will learn the skills and
techniques of ninjas from those with a longstanding family history of it.
Kyoto sightseeing we recommend:
City of Culture:
You make your way to the Tofukuji Temple, originally
built in the 13th century. You then walk to the Fushimi Inari Shrine,
home to an endless stretch of iconic red torii gates spread throughout a
heavily wooded mountain. They finally make their way up to Gion as the sun
sets to be entertained by the theaters and traditional shops that give Kyoto
its unique charm.
Kyoto Cycling Tour:
Experience the culture capital of Japan just like the
locals - via bike. Begin by cycling along the Kamo River while taking in
views of downtown Kyoto. After a short ride they will reach Nanzenji Temple,
framed by the Higashiyama Mountains in the background. They continue by
riding down the Path of Philosophy towards Kyoto Station while stopping by
Shimogamo Shrine, one of the seventeen Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto.
Tea Ceremony Experience EN:
Clients are first introduced to the tea ceremony by the
Tea Master; the ceremony is a traditional cultural practice in Japan. The
Team Master then shows participants the process of how to make and enjoy
traditional green tea while teaching them more about Japanese culture. At the
end of the lesson, they have the ability to put their skills to the test by
making their own batch.
Tokyo/Kyoto hotels we recommend:
Hilton Tokyo (Tokyo)
Imperial Hotel Tokyo (Tokyo)
Hyatt Regency Tokyo (Tokyo)
The Ritz Carlton Kyoto (Kyoto)
The Peninsula Tokyo (Tokyo)
Hotel New Otani Tokyo (Tokyo)
Tokyo Marriott Hotel (Tokyo)
Keio Plaza Hotel (Tokyo)
Kyoto Tokyu Hotel (Kyoto)
Hotel Mercure Tokyo Ginza (Tokyo)
Fiji sightseeing we recommend:
Ultimate Encounters Snorkel with Sharks:
Shark cage diving, without the cages and diving? Travelers
will cruise through the Mamanuca Islands, disembarking at Kuata Island. After
a quick briefing, participants travel to the shark reef site for a
heart-thumping swim with the masters of the ocean food chain. After lunch and
some tea, clients spend the rest of the day using Barefoot Kuata's
facilities: kayaks, snorkeling, walking trails, and more.
Cloud 9 Lunch Tour:
Do you ever wish they were cast away on an abandoned
island? What if it had a pizzeria and full-service bar on it, too? Cloud 9 is
a two level floating platform surrounded by the crystal clear waters of the
outer Mamanuca Reef. Many days it even has international and local DJs
playing onboard, making this a perfect mixture of relaxation and excitement.
Seaspray Day Sailing Adventure:
You board Seaspray, a gorgeous 83-foot, two-masted
schooner, and help set the sails before launching off to sea. This day-long
exploration of the islands in the region also includes visits to uninhabited
beaches, and swimming and snorkeling in crystal clear water. Aside from a
delicious barbeque lunch and drinks, travelers end the day visiting a
traditional Fijian island village and enjoying a Kava ceremony.
Fiji hotels we recommend:
Radisson Blu Resort (Denarau Island)
Sheraton Denaru Villas (Denarau Island)
The Warwick Fiji (Coral Coast)
Grand Pacific Hotel (Suva)
You will visit the following 3 places:
Fiji, a country in the South Pacific, is an archipelago of more than 300 islands. The country is a vibrant melting pot of cultures, where East Indian, Polynesian, Melanesia, Chinese and European converge to form a unique cultural medley. Featuring sun-drenched beaches, turquoise lagoons, swaying palm trees – Fiji supplies all the classic images of paradise!
Seoul, officially the Seoul Special City, is the capital and largest city of South Korea. A megacity with a population of over 10 million, it is one of the largest cities in the world. The Seoul National Capital Area is the world's second largest metropolitan area with over 24.5 million inhabitants, which includes the Incheon metropolis and most of Gyeonggi province. Almost half of South Korea's population live in the Seoul National Capital Area, and nearly a quarter in Seoul itself, making it the country's foremost economic, political, and cultural center.
Kyoto is a city in the central part of the island of Honshū, Japan. It has a population close to 1.5 million. Formerly the imperial capital of Japan, it is now the capital of Kyoto Prefecture, as well as a major part of the Osaka-Kobe-Kyoto metropolitan area. The city is known for being the headquarters of the famous video game company Nintendo.