Private luxury tours in Active & Adventure Travel

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Active Tours

Indonesia Luxury Adventure
(13 Days)
Bali, Moyo Island, Java

Luxury Adventure Tour of Ecuador & the Galapagos
(11 Days)
Quito, Cloud Forest, Galapagos Cruise

Active & Adventure Tour of Turkey
(15 Days)
Istanbul, Cappadocia, Izmir & Ephesus, Bodrum & Turquoise Coast

Adventure Tour of New Zealand
(9 Days)
Rotorua, Hawke's Bay, Queenstown & Milford Sound

Hiking Tour of Japan
(9 Days)
Tokyo, Kamakura, Hakone, Kyoto

Family Adventure in Israel
(12 Days)
Tel Aviv, Galilee, Jerusalem, Dead Sea, Eilat & Negev Desert

Biking in France
(9 Days)
Paris & Versailles, Loire Valley, Bordeaux

Active Tour of Vietnam & Cambodia
(16 Days)
Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hoi An, Saigon, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap

Luxury Adventure Tour of Bhutan
(10 Days)
Paro, Thimphu, Punakha

Active Tour of China
(13 Days)
Beijing & Great Wall, Huangshan, Yangshuo, Guilin & Longsheng, Hong Kong

Peru Luxury Adventure Tour
(10 Days)
Sacred Valley, Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, Cusco

Luxury Adventure Tour of Morocco
(10 Days)
Fez, High Atlas Mountains, Ouarzazate, Sahara Desert, Marrakesh

Hiking Tour of Lebanon
(8 Days)
Beirut, Chouf Mountains, Jabal Moussa or Tannourine (or Sidon and Tyre), Jeita Grotto, Byblos, Qadisha Valley, Baalbek

Australia Luxury Adventure
(18 Days)
Sydney, Tasmania, Melbourne & Great Ocean Road, Ayers Rock, Kakadu, Great Barrier Reef

Ayurveda & Yoga Tour of India
(12 Days)
Delhi, Himalayas, Goa, Mumbai

Patagonia Adventure
(10 Days)
Bariloche, El Calafate, Torres del Paine

Adventure Tour of Chile
(11 Days)
Atacama, Santiago & Valparaiso & Casablanca Valley, Torres del Paine

Active & Culture Tour of Spain
(11 Days)
Costa Brava, Barcelona, Mallorca

Active Family Tour of Sicily
(10 Days)
Sciacca, Agrigento, Noto, Ragusa, Modica, Syracuse, Taormina, Mount Etna

Active Tour of Jordan
(8 Days)
Amman, Petra, Wadi Rum & Dana Biosphere Reserve, Dead Sea

Wellness Tour of Bali
(10 Days)
Ubud, Candidasa

Hiking Tour of Japan

(9 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Tokyo, Kamakura, Hakone, Kyoto

Begin in dynamic Tokyo, Japan’s capital of style and innovation. During private touring, explore interesting neighborhoods such as Shibuya, Harajuku and Ginza. Tour important historic sites and experience Japan’s vibrant pop culture. Artisans of Leisure can also make reservations at our favorite restaurants in Tokyo, which range from local noodle shops to some of the most acclaimed restaurants in the world.

Next, visit the beautiful seaside town of Kamakura, an ancient capital of Japan. Walk through hillside forests and bamboo groves to reach charming Shinto shrines and majestic Zen temples. Also see the renowned Great Buddha, a huge bronze statue built in the 13th century. Continue to Hakone, a volcanic national park renowned for hot springs and views of nearby Mount Fuji. Stay at one of Japan’s most luxurious and renowned ryokan (traditional inns), where you can soak in your own private outdoor hot spring bath and enjoy a gourmet kaiseki ryori (seasonal tasting menu) dinner. During private touring, explore Hakone’s geothermal areas, forested mountains and historical sites, including a walk along an original section of the Old Tokaido Road and a scenic hike with spectacular views of Mt. Fuji. If desired, full-day hikes or trekking extensions on Mount Fuji can be arranged for serious hikers.

Next, travel to enchanting Kyoto, the heart of Japanese culture and tradition. During touring with your private guide and driver, experience the best of this elegant city. Visit important temples, shrines and gardens. Enjoy an exclusive private tea ceremony. Stroll through a bamboo forest. Enjoy a Buddhist vegetarian lunch at a local temple. Tour traditional geisha districts such as Gion. Visit markets and food purveyors to sample Kyoto’s culinary specialties, considered the most refined in Japan. Enjoy hiking with your private guide to beautiful temples and shrines in the mountains surrounding Kyoto. Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can also arrange a wide range of other unique activities in and around Kyoto, such as an exclusive private dinner accompanied by geisha and maiko entertainment, private Zen meditation in a local Buddhist temple, meetings with local craftspeople, ikebana (flower arranging) lessons, visiting a master swordsmith, meeting with ceramics experts, tea tastings and tea plantation visits, attending a sumo tournament, manga drawing lessons, a visit to a private machiya (traditional merchant house) and private Japanese cooking classes.

Upon request, we can arrange additional hiking and touring in other parts of Japan.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Tokyo

Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights

Day 2 Tokyo
Half-day private tour
Day 3 Tokyo – Kamakura – Hakone

Private touring en route to luxury hot springs ryokan inn for 2 nights, including kaiseki ryori dinner

Day 4 Hakone

Full-day private touring, including hiking in the national park and kaiseki ryori dinner

Day 5 Hakone - Kyoto

Private transfer to train station for first-class shinkansen (bullet train). Private arrival transfer to hotel for 4 nights. Afternoon private city tour

Day 6 Kyoto

Private cultural touring and activities in Kyoto

Day 7 Kyoto
Private touring and hiking in and around Kyoto
Day 8 Kyoto

Private touring and hiking in and around Kyoto

Day 9 Depart Kyoto

Private transfer to airport or train station


Hotels
Tokyo:

Aman Tokyo

Hakone: Gora Kadan Ryokan
Kyoto: Ritz-Carlton Kyoto or Four Seasons Kyoto

Cost
$17,315 Per person (double occupancy)