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Cherry Blossom Special

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Sakura, that is Cherry Blossom Season, see’s Japan bathed in tones on light pink, with flowers blossoming from Tokyo to Kyoto, from Hikone to Hiroshima, and it is a vision that enthralls locals and foreigners alike. Which is why in April 2018, we have put together a departure to Japan that will highlight this incredible seasonal event!

For those that want to experience Sakura this is the perfect time to head over to Japan but we do realise that this might not be a draw card for everybody which is what the tour we are operating takes in a steady balanced mix of modern and ancient Japan, with a few twists of our own thrown in.

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We are going to start the tour for example with an exclusive day out for our guests, beginning with a trip to Tsukiji Fish Markets – the largest market of it’s kind in Asia, where we will learn of the importance of  fishing and seafood to the Japanese people before we head off to learn how to make one of Japans most iconic meals in a Sushi Preparation Workshop. The days even’ts don’t end there however as we head out in the evening to get a glimpse of the Japanese love of Robots, Animatronics and Anime as we visit the almost infamous “Robot Cabaret Show”, followed by a dinner at a rather unusual restaurant.

This though is just the start of getting a true taste of Japan, from here our trip unfolds and covers all sorts of evens and sights that people love about the Land of the Rising Sun. We will take a trip on the Bullet Train, which is one of the highlights for many people, we will visit the floating Shrine of Hiroshima, experience the extraordinary view of Mount Fuji, partake in a traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony, take a look at the famous Bamboo Forests at Kyoto, visit the iconic Castles of Matsumto and Ninja, and much more.

This is a truly incredible trip, visiting Japan at a time of the year like no other!  With visits and sightseeing in Tokyo, Nikko, Matsumoto, Nagano, Toyama, Shirakawam Takayama, Nagoya, Toba, Osaka, Matsuem, Hiroshima, Kyoto and Hakkone National Park.

The package includes return airfares from Sydney, 4 star accommodation throughout, sightseeing daily, entry to a number of sights and locations, transport by air-conditioned coach and more! Full details can be reviewed here (please click to read.)

Running from the 8th to the 23rd of April this is slated to be an incredible touring experience and with a limited number of spaces available at AU$7994 per person in share twin if you want to join then to book, or enquire about more details,  please contact us on (02) 4421 5577 or by email on nowra@mytravelexpert.com.au

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My Thai Encounter – November 2015

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When most people visit Thailand from Australia these days its to enjoy the Sun and Sand at places like Phuket, Krabi and Koh Samui, which for those that want a “beach stay” holiday is fine. Many travellers though who want an introduction to Asia and foreign cultures are now skipping Thailand in favour of places like Cambodia, Vietnam and Malaysia. The truth is though that if you get away from the beaches and resorts there is plenty to do in Thailand that will give you a first hand look at a different culture, its heritage, its cuisine and modern life and more.

For that reason we have put together what we call an introductory encounter – this is a trip where we mix up day tours with free time for exploration, or joining our escort on the free days to encounter their passions in the local region. We will be taking in the highlights of Bangkok, and for the adventurous we have an extension option into the mountain regions to see sights like Doi Inthananon Temple at Chiang Mai (Pictured above), as well as visiting remote tribes and cultures.

Departing on the 7th November 2015, and starting at AU$2400 per person twin share for the base package (not including the Chiang Mai Extension) this is the perfect way to encounter Thailand. Full details can be found here!

I was going to spend some time talking about how you can visit the Tiger Temple, the Death Railway, the incredible floating markets the Hilltribes and more .. instead I thought I would just let you take a look at some fantastic images of what there is too see and do around Bangkok and Chiang Mai so you can see for yourself a sample of some of the fantastic things we will be taking in.

To Book or for more information please contact My Travel Expert & Shoalhaven Solo Sisters on (02) 4421 5577 or e-mail nowra@mytravelexpert.com.au