Friday, March 30, 2012

Collette Vacations - Save on the Canadian Maritimes

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Three incredible provinces come together!

Canada’s Atlantic Coast:

10 Days • 13 Meals from $2199*

  • Visit beautiful Peggy’s Cove.
  • Enjoy a traditional PEI feast in the Village of Avonlea.
  • Discover the Hopewell Rocks.
  • Learn about the Acadian Culture at La Pays de la Sagouine.
  • Travel the famed Cabot Trail.
  • Discover Nova Scotia - one of the friendliest places on earth. Travel the famed Cabot Trail and explore the Lighthouse Route. In Halifax, visit beautiful Peggy’s Cove and enjoy a scenic tour of the city highlighting the waterfront. Whether you’re an urbanite, a history buff, a lover of seafood, or an outdoorsman, Nova Scotia has something spectacular for you.
  • There just isn’t enough time to enjoy all of the extraordinary moments that make up a New Brunswick experience. From the exhilarating heights of the Bay of Fundy, home to the highest tides in the world, to the Acadian joie de vivre of Le Pays de la Sagouine in the quaint seaside town of Bouctouche, New Brunswick is full of unexpected finds.
  • Explore a place both pastoral and charming. Prince Edward Island has welcomed visitors of all ages for hundreds of years. Walk the dramatic beaches of the PEI National Park in Cavendish and stroll the rolling hills. See the landscape that inspired “Anne of Green Gables.” There’s an authentic PEI Experience for everyone who makes this journey.

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See the Tour with Naka’s Page for information about Collette Vacations tour packages, or contact us to book your tour today.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates March 29 2012

The Japan Rail Pass, which is issued by the JR (Japan Railway) Group, offers travelers excellent value for money and convenience. The Rail Pass enables the almost unlimited use of JR trains and its affiliated bus and ferry services within various areas of Japan. The Japan Rail Pass can also be used for the Tokyo monorail to Haneda Airport and the Narita Express to Narita Airport.

The Japan Rail Pass is available only to people from abroad who wish to travel to Japan as “temporary visitors” for sightseeing. The pass must be purchased before entering Japan.

Japan Rail Pass exchange rate for March 29th 2012 through April 4th 2012 - 1 USD =82.75 JPY

JR Pass prices are updated for the current exchange rate every Thursday.

See http://www.nakastrav … l.com/rail-pass.html for details and current pricing.

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Japan’s four major islands, Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu and Shikoku are covered by an extensive and reliable network of railways. About 70 percent of Japan’s railway network is owned and operated by the Japan Railways (JR), while the remaining 30 percent belongs to dozens of other private railway companies, especially in and around metropolitan areas.

The Japan Railways Group, more commonly known as JR Group (JRグループ), is made up of six regional passenger railway companies, which are JR Hokkaido, JR East, JR Central, JR West, JR Shikoku, and JR Kyushu, and one nationwide freight railway company, JR Freight. Together they operate a nationwide network of urban, regional and inter-regional train lines, night trains and shinkansen (bullet trains).

General Tours - Save $600 on 4 Great Trips to Southeast Asia

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Never more than 16 guests. Guaranteed.

The experienced and attentive General Tours Trip Leaders hail from these exotic lands and their keen insights will enrich your clients’ exploration of these far-off places. Every day in their engaging company is filled with extensive sightseeing and unique cultural experiences not possible in a larger group. And come evening, we’ll indulge you with our outstanding hotels and resorts, from contemporary 5-star landmarks to historic properties that evoke the elegance and romance of Old Asia.

Now you SAVE $600 per couple when you pay-in-full at time of booking!

Vietnam Sampler - 8 days from $2,199 Now $1,899

Featuring outstanding hotels and resorts and an overnight Ha Long Bay cruise, this remarkably affordable trip blends extensive sightseeing with innovative cultural experiences like a private gallery reception hosted by a local artist in Hanoi’s charming Old Quarter.

Hill Tribes of Thailand - 12 days from $2,699 Now $2,399

We uniquely combine must-see highlights like Bangkok, Ayutthaya and Chiang Mai with forays deep into the Golden Triangle and Kanchanaburi Province. Your clients will visit numerous hill tribe villages and experience facets of Asia which few visitors glimpse.

Visions of Vietnam & Angkor Wat - 14 days from $4,399 Now $4,099

Our unique excursions into the heart of the Mekong Delta and northern countryside are complemented by an elegant overnight cruise through Ha Long Bay and extensive sightseeing in Saigon, Hoi An, Hue and Hanoi. The trip ends on a high note with 2 full days of unhurried, expertly guided exploration at Angkor.

Visions of Burma - 10 days from $3,999 Now $3,699

We think our guests say it best, like Felix D. from Dallas, TX who just returned and wrote us… “Outstanding trip! Myanmar was amazing. We have never encountered a more pleasant people anywhere - not yet jaded by the influx of tourists, which will come. Inle Lake was far beyond our high expectations. We have never seen anything like it.”

You SAVE even MORE when you go with Family & Friends! Take off an EXTRA $50 to $150 per person when 3 or more guests go together!

Click to view all 70 of the General Tours Small Group, Privately Guided & Small Ship Journeys

Contact Naka’s Travel to book now, or see the Tour With Naka’s page for more escorted vacations around the world!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Sun Princess Japan Cruises to Start in 2013

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Carnival Corporation announced the largest deployment ever by a global cruise line in Japan when it brings Sun Princess to the country for a spring to summer season of cruising in April 2013.

Princess Cruises in Japan will feature a 87-day program of nine cruises on seven different itineraries operating April through July of 2013 from both Yokohama and Kobe. The cruises will be from nine to 12 days in length.

The itineraries, which have been customized for the Japanese vacation market, will launch with the most significant national holiday of Golden Week, a nine-day cruise on April 27, 2013, which includes two days in Hakata during the renowned Dontaku Festival.

Highlights of other itineraries will include overnight stays at cities with popular annual festivals, destinations known for their natural hot springs, northern ports of Japan and foreign ports in Korea and Taiwan, among others. Pricing for cruises will start at 124,000 yen per person, double occupancy for a nine-day sailing.

This new season of cruises will open for sale on April 16, 2012 and the sailings, along with all other cruises sold in the Japan market for Princess’ worldwide destinations, will be sold in Japanese Yen.

For information and booking cruises worldwide please contact us or see the Cruise with Naka’s page at:

http://www.nakastrav … eatured-cruises.html

Lani Misalucha in Waikiki - Extended Engagement

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Las Vegas Review’s Best Singer of 2008!

In response to rave reviews, Lani Misalucha’s special engagement at the Magic of Polynesia Showroom has been extended and is now a glittering fixture in Waikiki’s entertainment scene.

The Lani Misalucha Show is a fast-paced and inviting selection of her signature songs mixing both glitz and glamour in a unique and colorful Las Vegas style one-woman concert. Her five-octave range is showcased in her global anthology of hit tunes from Andrea Bocelli to Whitney Houston. Her natural comedic gift for dead on impersonations of Tina Turner and Celine Dion bring a wave of humor mixed with pop culture. Top quality lights and sound illuminate her ability to sing everything from arias to Broadway to rock and roll standards.

Misalucha’s career began at the age of 17. In 2004, Lani became the first Asian female performer to headline Las Vegas. She has been called “Siren of the Strip” by Show Biz Magazine on their cover and “The New Diva of Las Vegas” by What’s On Magazine. Her ability to sing/perform in all of these different styles has made her one of the most popular vocalists in Asia (dubbed as Asia’s Nightingale by MTV Asia). In March 2008, Misalucha was voted “Best Singer” in the “27th Annual Best of Las Vegas” by the Las Vegas Review Journal. This puts her in the same sentence as super-diva Celine Dion, the readers pick for “Best Singer.”

Contact Naka’s Travel Service for special Kama’aiana rates!