Japan ~ with optional pre and post trip extensions

We are currently sold out but have established a wait list to travel to this year's international destination ~ Niseko and Tokyo, Japan. Combine great skiing with a cultural experience you'll never forget. Join us!

Here's an opportunity to check off some destinations on your bucket list. Whether you select just the basic package (Niseko & Tokyo) or you can link it with a pre-trip option to Kyoto and a post trip optional extension to Thailand, it's a chance of a lifetime!

Optional pre-trip extension to KYOTO ~
depart March 7th:

Included on optional Kyoto Extension:

*Air between USA and Osaka, Japan, airline and itinerary TBA when available
*Transfers by private motorcoach between Osaka Airport and Kyoto
*3 night's accommodations at the 4 star Kyoto Okura Hotel or similar
*Breakfast daily at the hotel
*Half day city tour of Kyoto
*Air between Osaka and Hokkaido on Japan Air Lines
*All local taxes
*Prices based on 2016 rates and 30 persons minimum

Estimated Cost:
$795 +/- per person in a hotel room with double occupancy
Add $350 for single occupancy

Basic trip to Niseko & Tokyo ~
March 10-18, 2017:

Included on basic trip:

*Round-trip air on Japan Airlines (JAL) between the hub city (DFW) and Tokyo (additional for r/t air between Tampa and Dallas on American Airlines, JAL's code share partner)
*Air between Tokyo and Sapporo on JAL
*Transfer between Sapporo Airport and Niseko
*5 nights accommodations in Niseko at 4-star Niseko Hilton
*Breakfast daily at hotel
*4 nights dinner at hotel
*Transfer between Niseko and Sapporo Airport
*Air beween Sapporo & Haneda Airport and Tokyo on JAL
*Transfer between Haneda Airport and Tokyo hotel with ½ day city tour enroute
*2 night’s accommodations in Tokyo at 4-star Grand Prince New Takanawa Hotel
*Breakfast daily in Tokyo
*Transfer to Narita Airport Tokyo for return to USA or post-trip extension
*All local taxes
*Current air taxes and fuel charges on JAL ($125USD)
*Optionals: Lift tickets for Niseko United; Ski trip to Rusutsu Resort; Sightsee excursions to Sapporo, Otaru and Yoichi-Nikka Whiskey Factory with complimentary tasting, and Jidaimura Park

Estimated cost:
$3375+/- per person, dbl. occ. in a hotel room, additional for air adjustment
Additional $970 for single occupancy

Optional post-trip extension to Thailand ~
return March 25th:

Included on optional Thailand Extension:

*Air between Tokyo and Bangkok on JAL
*All transportation and services as indicated on Thailand program itinerary below
*6 night’s accommodations as indicated in 4-star hotels
*American or Continental breakfast daily as indicated on itinerary
*All tours as indicated with English speaking guide
*All entrance fees as indicated
*One overnight in Tokyo on March 24 (due to misconnect back to the US)
*Return flight to the USA on JAL via Tokyo
*Prices based on 2016 rates and 20 persons minimum from FSC
*Rates based on exchange rate of BAT35. To $1.00USD

Tentative Itinerary:
Day 1-Arrive Bangkok, meet local guide, transfer to hotel, Overnight Bangkok; Day 2-(B/L)Bangkok tour: visit the Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho, Grand Palace, Temple of Emerald Bidda (Wat Pra Kaew), lunch at a Thai restaurant, travel on the Chao Phraya River through the canals of Thonburi (“Venice of the East”), on to Wat Arun, overnight Bangkok;
Day 3-(B/L)Ayutthaya Tour by bus & boat (inc. lunch), to see the Bang-Pa-In Summer Palace, overnight in Bangkok;
Day 4-(B/L)Fly to Chang Mai, lunch inc.,visit temples and visit Wat Pan Tao, Wat Jet Yod, and Wat Phra Dhat Doi Suthep, escorted through labyrinth of stalls selling everything imaginable, overnight in Chiang Mai;
Day 5-(B/L)Visit Mae Sa Elephant Camp and ride an elephant through the jungle to visit tribe villages at Eco Agricultural Tourism, lunch provided at local restaurant followed by visit to large orchid nursery and butterfly farm, Khantoke Northern Thai Dinner with fingers dance, Sword dance, candle dance and see hill tribe show, overnight in Chiang Mai;
Day 6-(B)Fly back to Bangkok, day at leisure, overnight Bangkok;
Day 7-(B)Transfer to Bangkok Airport for return flight to the USA
Day 8-(B) Overnight in Tokyo due to misconnect for flight back to the USA

Estimated Cost:
$1685+/- per person, double occupancy in a hotel room
$2120+/- for single occupancy

Trip Leader: Barbara Rhawn cell: 941-951-8516 (no texts!)

Cost: See details provided for each segment listed above. Reduction in price will be provided for members who make their own air reservations, amount to be determined when air itinerary and costs are contracted.

Payment Schedule:
$1500 per person initial deposit payable to “Ski Club of Sarasota” due with trip reservation form, membership application with dues, and photocopy of passport valid at least 60 days beyond dates of the trip. (Add $400 pp for each extension)
Final Payment: Bills will be emailed for balance due by December 1, 2016.

To reserve a spot on this trip:
Please download a trip reservation form, print it out, and mail it to the trip leader at the address below. Include your deposit payable to "Ski Club of Sarasota" based on the payment schedule above. Remember to include a photocopy of your valid passport.
If you are not a current member of the Ski Club of Sarasota, please also sign-up for membership.

Mail to:
Ski Club of Sarasota
c/o Active Lifestyles
5976 S Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34231